Do you want to rent food catering equipment or hire waiting staff?

Are you concerned that your private or corporate party might be spoiled due to lack of waiting staff or catering equipment?

Caterrific Catering Services, Conne’s food catering business, can help make your event a success by providing you with well-trained catering staff or by supplying you with clean, stylish and well-appointed food catering equipment. This is made possible by their recent move to expand their service offerings to include catering equipment rentals and staffing services.

With this in mind, you could then focus on enjoying your party and relaxing with your guests instead of worrying about the nitty-gritty stuff.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here’s wishing all of you a very merry Christmas! Happy holidays to you and your family! Ho! Ho! Ho!

God bless! 🙂

Cheers!

From: PJ, Conne and CJ

Happy Birthday Conne!

Today’s Conne’s birthday!

I initially felt bad because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to spend the entire day with her as initially planned since I had a meeting scheduled in the morning, so I felt that I had to make it up to her for the remainder of the day.

I immediately rushed home after the meeting so that I could spend some quality time with Conne and CJ. We  heard mass in the afternoon, a family tradition every time we celebrate someone’s birthday. Her birthday, by the way, also coincides with the feast of the Immaculate Conception, hence Conne’s full first names were derived from “Maria Concepcion” in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We then had dinner afterwards at Sophia’s in Alabang with our close friends, Cocoy and Li-ann, and capped the day with some late-night, after-dinner coffee.

So what did I give her as a birthday gift?

For starters, I bought her a new laptop since she’s been extremely busy with her catering business (Caterrific) lately, and has been struggling in terms of mobility and productivity, particularly since she can’t lug our desktop PC around for client meetings and oculars. I also did a little e-baying earlier this week and bought her some perfume online, only to find out later on that I mistakenly ordered the men’s version instead of the women’s version of the perfume(!), much to my utter disappointment and consternation! Darn it! 🙁 It’s the thought that counts, right? (Yes, it’s such a lame excuse! Ha!)

Anyway, Happy Birthday mahal! May the Lord bless you always! We love you so much!

Warning: Do you know what milk products have melamine?

Do you know what products sold in the Philippines have been tested for the presence of melamine?

Last October 3, the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) posted an advisory on their website on what products have been found positive or negative for melamine.

In the first batch of adisories to be released by the BFAD, two (2) products have so far been found POSITIVE for melamine, which means they are UNSAFE for consumption and should be AVOIDED. These are:

  1. Greenfood Yili Fresh Milk (in Chinese character)
  2. Mengniu Drink (in Chinese caharacter)

On the other hand, twenty-eight (28) products have been found NEGATIVE for melamine, which means they are SAFE for consumption. These are:

  1. Anchor Lite Milk
  2. Anlene High Calcium Low Fat Milk U.H.T. (recombined)
  3. Bear Brand Instant
  4. Chichok Milk Chocolate
  5. Farmland Skim Milk
  6. Jinwei Drink
  7. Jolly Cow Pure Fresh Milk
  8. Kiddie Soya Milk Egg Delight
  9. Lactogen 1 DHA Infant Formula
  10. M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candies
  11. M&M’s Peanut Chocolate Candies
  12. Milk Boy
  13. Nestogen 2 DHA Follow-up Formula
  14. Nestogen 3 DHA Follow-up Formula
  15. Nido 3+ Prebio with DHA
  16. Nido Full Cream Milk Powder
  17. Nido Junior
  18. No-Sugar Chocolate of Isomaltooligosaccharide (Cocoa Butter Substitute)
  19. Nutri-Express Milk Drink
  20. PURA UHT Fresh Milk
  21. Snickers Fresh Roasted in Caramel & Soft Nougat in Thick Milk Chocolate
  22. Vitasoy Soya Bean Milk
  23. Wahaha Orange
  24. Wahaha Yellow
  25. Want-Want Milk Drink (Red Can)
  26. Windmill Skim Milk Powder
  27. Yinlu Milk Peanut
  28. Yogee Yoghurt Flavor Milk Drink
Since this is just a partial list, it’s still advisable to avoid China-made food products for the meantime until such time that the Bureau of Food and Drugs comes up with an updated list.           

Breast milk is still best for babies!   
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Related Blog Entry:
Milk, melamine and China-made products – What now?

Get rid of catering budget problems once and for all

Do you want to host an event but find your catering budget tight?

After many years of prodding by family and friends, Conne and her mom finally set up their own food catering and events management business in the Philippines, called Caterrific Catering Services. And their take on catering is that having a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to “get what you pay for”. You can get quality food and service for less.

So, if you’re looking for a food caterer to cover your corporate or personal event, why don’t you try Caterrific out? One thing’s for sure, they won’t use any melamine-laced dairy products!

They’re more than a caterer, they’re Caterrific!

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Caterrific Webiste: http://www.caterrific.ph

Milk, melamine and China-made products – What now?

What milk does your child drink? Our son, CJ, currently drinks NIDO, a milk product produced by Nestle Philippines.

As a parent, the ongoing milk scare brought about by Chinese-made milk that are tainted with melamine, a toxic substance, caused us so much concern.

Our fears have somewhat been allayed by Nestle Philippines’ recent announcement assuring the safety of their milk products.

According to Nestle’s website, the other products that they produce or carry aside from NIDO are the following: BEAR BRAND, NESLAC, NESTOGEN, NESVITA, and NESTLÉ.  They also import NAN 1 from the Netherlands, NAN 2 and 3, from Switzerland, and NAN HW 1 and 2 from Germany.

Well, at least that’s one less milk-related item to worry about, now the problem is what of other milk-based products circulating our Philippine markets (pastries, milk snacks, candies, etc)? What do we do now?

I’m sorry, but you can’t blame me if I stay clear of Chinese-made or Chinese-sounding products for the meantime. Melamine-tainted milk, formalin-laced white rabbit candies, toxic lead-laced toy paints and defective christmas lights are more than we can handle for now, thank you.

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Related blog entry:
Warning: Do you know what milk products have melamine?

In the news:
1. Philippine Daily Inquirer: Ban on China milk eyed
2. ABS-CBN News: Nestle assures safety of milk products
3. GMA News: Arroyo orders temporary ban on China-made milk products

Catching that blogging bug

It’s been a while since I logged into my blog account. What’s interesting is that I’ve always had a ton of potential blog topics to write about but haven’t been able to find the time to put my thoughts into words. And now I realize how much I really missed blogging.

A couple of months back, I thought that I could put in a more time into my blog especially now that my current job for a Singaporean company gives me the flexibility to work from home for the greater part of the week, or spend an entire day at coffee shops, or what my colleagues and I call our mobile office.

It seems that family and work responsibilities have taken precedence over blogging so I usually end up babysitting and playing with CJ while doing some work simulation from some client projects. I could barely manage an hour at home without CJ jumping on me, wrestling me or shouting “Daddy, miuk (milk) please!”, “Daddy, weewee!”, “Poopoo daddy!”, “Daddy, office mommy!” and best yet, “Labu daddy!” – Now these are the things that I have to blog about, right? 🙂

I’m glad that Conne suggested that I try blogging again. Which is exactly what I’m gonna do.

Cheers!

Happy Birthday: Jojo Bacolod

It’s my brother Jojo’s 31st birthday today (May 17th). Interestingly, he’s now as old as I am, since we were born about 10 months apart (I was born on July of ’76 and he was born on May of ’77).

Happy Birthday bro! We love you! God bless!