Setting Up Your Own Boodle Fight at Home

Food Panda: Your perfect partner for boodle fight party at home

From sending invites to making sure you have food and drinks enough for everyone, planning a party can be quite an arduous task, no matter how much you enjoy having people over. And although having one ‘pot luck’ style is a good hack, your guests would much rather prefer that you, as the host, took care of everything.

A typical boodle fight layout. Photo from www.angsarap.net 

The ‘boodle fight’ is a great way to check at least one of your party preparations off your list—setting the tables—because a boodle fight only requires a single long table and a lot of food.

Few know that we have the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to thank for the concept, as the boodle fight originated from the military’s practice of members of the army, regardless of rank, gathering around a long table and eating food spread over banana leaves with their bare hands.

As primal as it sounds (‘boodle’ fight is military jargon for ‘attack the food’ after all), a boodle fight need not be so messy. Just follow these tips to make your boodle fight the talk of your barkada:

Have a theme.
Few things are more fun than themed parties, and your boodle fight’s can be reflected in the decorations, activities and, of course, the food! Prepare a lei for each guest, and serve kalua pork for a Hawaiian luau; spice up your guests’ evening with a Mexican fiesta, complete with tacos, enchiladas and margaritas; or go organic and serve only vegetarian delicacies!

Come in costume.
Have your guests come as opposing characters, and prepare for a real fight! Heroes and villains, nerds and jocks, #TeamNicki and #TeamTaylor—the possibilities are endless! At the end of the night, award the guest with the best costume and prepare a consequence for that one friend who was just too lazy to dress up (oh come on, we all have one).

Create food stations.
Encourage guests to move around and mingle by creating food stations—meat in one area, seafood in another, and desserts at the end. You also have the option of creating several stations of the same mix of food items, so guests don’t crowd the table. Print cute labels and directional signage for your stations so your guests don’t get lost in all the food!

Have an accessible wash area.
Since you’ll be eating with your hands (as much as possible), your guests will appreciate a wash area complete with hand soap, lotion, and the works. Surprise them with a masseuse giving free hand massages to make it more special! 

Have food delivered.
Save time and have food delivered instead! With foodpanda, you can order food online from over 1,000 restaurants of different cuisines (Like Greenwich, Andoks, Omakase, Cibo, Pepper Lunch etc) and have them conveniently delivered to your doorstep via www.foodpanda.ph or the foodpanda app.

So gather your friends, order food, and have the best boodle fight! That’s one match you won’t mind having with one another. 


Regroe Hair Grower: The Best Hair Loss Solution in the Philippines


Losing your hair is perfectly normal - we shed up to 100 hairs a day - but for some people hair loss is much more serious and it's affecting a growing number of men and women under 40. The most common type of hair loss can be triggered by life changing events such as stress, a bereavement or pregnancy, leading to overall thinning of the hair. If you've noticed gradual thinning or found clumps of hair on the bathroom floor it can come as a shock. But don't panic because Minoxidil Regroe is the answer for all your hair concerns.

The growth of each hair follicle normally occurs in a cycle. The three main phases of the hair growth cycle are anagen, catagen, and telogen.

Anagen is the active growth phase when hairfiber is produced.  Catagen is the transitional stage when hair growth stops. The hair remains attached to the root of the follicle. While Telogen is the resting stage when the shedding occurs.

When used regularly, Regroe works in three ways. It prevents hair fall because Regroe prevents the production of Dihydrotestosterone which is the hormone responsible for hair thinning and falling. It also stimulates hair matrix cells. Regroe directly stimulates the small hair matrix cells to continuously divide and multiply in order to produce longer and thicker hair. And lastly, Regroe improves circulation and nutrition. It dilates and increases the size of smaller blood vessels around the follicles, improving blood flow and oxygenation for better nutrition of the follicles.

The main ingredient of Regroe is Minoxidil, Minoxidil is a potent solution derived from extensive medical research and medical testing. It is the only clinically proven solution to prevent hair loss approved by both US-FDA and the Philippine BFAD. Minoxidil works by stopping excessive hair falling and stimulates hair re-growth. Hair growth requires constant stimulation and optimal delivery of oxygen and nutrients from the circulatory system to the hair follicle. Without these processes, your hair may lack the maximum fullness, strength and the vibrancy you want.

Minoxidil Regroe is available in 3 variants. 3%, 5% and the 6%. 3% is for mild hair loss, 5% is for moderate hair loss and recommended for first time users and 6% is for severe hair loss.  Minoxidil Regroe is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. For more information, check Regroe’s facebook page or call 818-11-31.


Metro Manila Concert Orchestra Celebrating Wonderful 15 Years

MMCO 15th Anniversary Concert Season brings the best of classical music to Filipinos

It was a magical moment when Metro Manila Concert Orchestra (MMCO) presented a show entitled “The Romantic Rachmaninoff” last August 7, 2015 at the Meralco Theater where classical music aficionados gathered to witness a musical presentation like no other. 

Soprano Gerphil Flores belts out a classic song Parla Piu- the Italian version of Speak Softly

Gerphil Flores singing The Impossible Dream with such conviction

Metro Manila Concert Orchestra is now celebrating its 15th anniversary with a season featuring outstanding talents in the field of classical music. The opening concert show of the MMCO anniversary season featured magnificent personalities such as Asia’s Got Talent Filipino finalist Gerphil Flores, flutist- Crystal Rodis Concepcion and world class pianist Aima Labra Makk.

Crystal Rodis Conception- flutist
International pianist Aima Labra Makk

The Meralco Theater beamed brightly with music being played by Metro Manila Concert Orchestra and guest artists who rendered performances highlighting the timeless compositions of the great Rachmaninoff.  
Conductor Chino Toledo

 For the second show that is scheduled on September 18, 2015 at the Meralco Theater, Metro Manila Concert Orchestra will feature the musical genius of composers Prokofiev, Schubert, Kasilag, Glasunov, and Chabrier being played by no less than the piano maestro himself Raul Sunico together with lead conductor Prof. Chino Toledo of MMCO.  

This MMCO concert dubbed as THE POWERFUL PROKOFIEV is a musical event that should not be missed by classical music enthusiasts. This show is also recommended for people- adults and kids alike who are newly discovering the beauty of classical music in the Philippines.

Follow and like MetroManila Concert Orchestra on Facebook for updates. See you at the Meralco Theater this September 18 and let’s all appreciate the beauty of classical music.