Thursday, May 31, 2012

Forque : a must try!

Today was another restaurant review day for my good friend Angel ( and I. As always, she was invited to review a restaurant and decided to have me tag along with her. I must say this was one of my favorites so far.

Forque located along Pasay road, makati is a restaurant that specializes in "European Comfort Food". We arrived quite early for our appointment with the owner/chef Bea Muñoz but were greeted by the kind staff and seated to wait. After awhile it was time to eat. 

They started us off by serving us with our appetizers the first being "Bruschetta served 3 ways" one with shitake mushrooms, one with tomatos and a nice balsamic vinaigrette, and one with parma ham/proscuitto I couldn't tell which one it was haha! but all were quite delicious. The shitake mushroom one being my favorite :) They also served us with an onion soup.

"Bruschetta served 3 ways"

"Onion Soup"

"The Forque Iced Tea" which Angel liked a lot :) 

For the main course they served us with a delicious plate of Lamb Chops that were nicely charred on the outside and perfectly pink on the inside. This was served with mint jelly and gravy. For the side dish they had a scrumptious potato gratin which was melt in your mouth cheesy and creamy. I recommend this to all you lamb lovers out there! Lamb is my favorite meat next to beef and I give this dish a 5 star rating :) I am definitely going back to Forque for this! 

The mouthwatering "Lamb Chops"

Probably my favorite part of all the restaurant reviews Angel and I do is when the owner asks us if we would like a drink. Like most of the restaurants we go to they offered us Mojito's, but in Forque they served us Mojito's 4 ways! Kiwi, Peach, Banana, and the Classic Mojito. My favorite was the peach! It had just the right amount of fruitiness to it. 

I really liked the ambience of the place. It's not too big, very cozy and chill. I recommend this as a date place to you guys. They played my favorite music (Sinatra & Buble) which sets to mood to any occasion ;) 
"Forque's interior"

"Jacob at Forque"

To sum it all up, Angel and I truly enjoyed our Forque experience. The food was amazing, the ambience cozy, and the staff and owner absolutely wonderful :) I urge you all to try this restaurant soon!

For reservations please call : 8368230 
BEA MUNOZ (CHEF ) 09178800412 


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The NEW Samsung Galaxy S3

If you are an Android user, you would be one of the millions waiting for this phone to reach the Philippine market. The NEW Samsung Galaxy Slll packs an amazing set of upgrades, new features, ground breaking design to the Galaxy family. With a much larger screen but not too large like the (Galaxy Note) for those amazing HD videos and games, a Quad Core processor, and a super clear 8 megapixel camera this phone is my top pick for you techy phone users out there. The Galaxy Slll comes in two colors "Pebble Blue" & "Marble White". For all you Apple iPhone users out there I suggest you give this phone a test run and make the smart change to the raved about ANDROID market.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE (regional)
Announced2012, May
StatusAvailable. Released 2012, May
BODYDimensions136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight133 g
- Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (~306 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 2
- TouchWiz UI v4.0
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
DATAGPRSClass 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGEClass 12
SpeedHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesSimultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps
SecondaryYes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
ChipsetExynos 4212 Quad
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, RGB sensor, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
BrowserHTML, Adobe Flash
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsPebble blue, Marble white
- MicroSIM card support only
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERYStandard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Stand-byUp to 590 h (2G) / Up to 790 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 21 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 11 h 40 min (3G)
MISCSAR US0.55 W/kg (head)     1.49 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU0.21 W/kg (head)    
Price group
TESTSDisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 3.419:1 (sunlight)
LoudspeakerVoice 75dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB
Audio qualityNoise -90.3dB / Crosstalk -92.6dB
CameraPhoto / Video
Battery lifeEndurance rating 43h

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Hey guys! So im selling a very slightly used, perfect condition HTC DESIRE HD for only 13k.

Highlights about phone : 8megapixel Camera, 1ghrz processor, 4.3 inch display (MUCH larger then iPhone), Extremely fast and easy to use.

Here are its specifications :

BODYDimensions123 x 68 x 11.8 mm
Weight164 g
DISPLAYTypeLCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
- HTC Sense UI
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
- Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included
Internal1.5 GB; 768 MB RAM
EDGEClass 32
SpeedHSDPA 7.2/14.4 Mbps; HSUPA 2/5.76 Mbps (carrier dependent)
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes v2.1 with A2DP
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, face detection
VideoYes, 720p
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v2.2, v2.3, upgradable to v4.x
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU1 GHz Scorpion
GPUAdreno 205
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML, Adobe Flash
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, Brown
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9/player
- Facebook, Twitter applications
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
BATTERYStandard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Stand-byUp to 490 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 9 h 15 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)

Message me if you are interested! Leave your number a post or message me on twitter! @JacobGayanelo