Tuesday, October 25, 2011

HARANA.PH Cash Cash Pinoy Promo

 As kick-off to a series of promotions leading to our anniversary, our retail company, HARANA.PH, launched a great deal with group buying site CASHCASHPINOY.COM. For a Php 7,000 regular serenade package, we are offering it for just Php 3,500 - and for the Php 13,000 Premium package, Php 7,000. On the first hours, as you can see, "1 BOUGHT" hahahaha. Well, let's see how it will fair on the next 2 weeks of the promo. 



Harana.ph is the first and only serenade and surprise service in the company that brings artists straight to your loved ones, with an intimate performance and a message of love. 

Here's the link of the actual promo - http://cashcashpinoy.com/service/romantically-serenade-loved-ones-with-harana-ph

Get one now while supplies last :) Watch out for the exciting promos right after this one!



Monday, October 17, 2011

Chicken Charlie: Quick Wings Fix




While working on my laptop in the office, my Senior Project Manager Migs came in with this paper bowl in a plastic bag. I peeked inside and to my delight, I saw chicken wings that looked a lot like Bonchonn chicken. It was good since I hadn't had lunch yet. Thanks Migs!


It had two toothpicks inside, obviously the utensils that came with the chicken.


The color of the chicken looks really appetizing. 


The chicken itself was delicious and tasty - sweet/salty with mild heat. You really can't go wrong with chicken wings.


It was my first Chicken Charlie experience, and it was a good one. I would order this again for a quick chicken wing fix, but I wouldn't mind getting it for free again. Calling Migs.


COWO: Things Shaping Up!

Today, we finally covered up our COWO site to start bringing in fixtures and furniture. After a quick board meeting with a breakfast of McDonald's, we put up the tarps that would cover the glass. Things are shaping up rather quickly! We are aiming for a launch date of Nov. 15, 2011 - hoping for the best! COWO, again, is a collaboration space and virtual office for entrepreneurs, freelancer, artists and businessmen who wants to have a shared area so that they could conduct business professionally, but not in a restrictive environment - and also without the heavy burden of big overhead.












Call us for membership! 0917-0892-2560 :) Look for Ms. Pettizou Tayag.



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nokia N9: Promising as a Non-Apple Alternative

Photo Courtesy of Google Images

I'm an Apple fanatic - which means I carry around an iPhone, iPad and a Macbook Pro. It would be very hard for me to switch to another type of device or Operating System because I am a satisfied user. However, I saw and tried the Nokia N9 at the JUMP Experience Center at the Megamall Cyberzone today, and found its elegant interface fascinating. Initial comments: Good weight, nice fit in the hand, cool flat screen with no buttons, great resolution and simple user interfaces. The touch screen is not draggy, just like some Android phones I tried. Down-side: Mediocre camera, confusing at first, home button on the side of the button has to be pressed twice to get to the unlocked screen, and it's not Apple. But nevertheless, I would keep it in mind when it comes out in the market. The price will be a great factor.

Here's a short video I took of my wife toying with the gadget:


Jatujak: Thai Favorite


With all the Thai restaurants out there, there's always one that we go back to: Jatujak in Megamall. It's a small restaurant near the entrance right in front of the new SM Supermarket (where Toy Kingdom used to be). For us, it has the best Thai food (not necessarily authentic) at the best price.


For me, they have the best tasting Tom Yum Soup. I mean, not necessarily the best ingredients like the high end Thai restaurants, but in terms of taste, hands down more satisfying. You can have it with all shrimps or with mixed seafood. It has just the perfect sourness, which compliments everything else on the table. You can't help but feel satisfied afterwards, especially if you eat it with their Bagoong Rice. Basically, the soup and the rice are what we order every time we dine in Jatujak. 


I ordered the Fried Spring Rolls (Pork) because I wanted an appetizer before the main meals came. I initially thought they were as big as Lumpiang Shanghai, but when it came, it looked more like huge Lumpiang Togues. When I took this photo, there were six of these on the plate. Not bad, but it wouldn't be part of my next dining session at Jatujak, simply because it did not impress me.


I told the waiter to give me something really spicy, short of saying "Give me your best shot". So I told him to give me the hottest item on the menu. He suggested this Red Curry Beef, which I instantly agreed to. Although the taste was very good, the heat was disappointing....



... So I asked the waiter to bring me something hot to add to the dish. They came over with four types of sauces. I immediately dug into the red chilli flakes since it looked like the spiciest of them all. I literally formed a heap on my Red Curry Beef dish, hoping that it would really make me sweat from the heat. Again, it disappointed me. Is my tongue already manhid?


However, it was so good, that I finished it all. I had to order extra plain rice, because the Bagoong Rice we ordered wasn't enough.


My son really enjoyed our Jatujak dining experience, and obviously mommy and daddy did as well. I would definitely recommend Jatujak to those craving for good Thai food, without having to break the bank. The waiters are alert, the food came really fast and it is conveniently located in Megamall. My only suggestion to Jatujak: Add more spicy options to your menu.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Harana.ph Auditions




We recently had an open audition for our e-commerce business, HARANA.PH. It was nice to fresh new Pinoy talents that can be used to make people happy around the country. Good luck to everyone! We've seen a lot of good ones so far :) Congrats to the HARANA team for putting this together.



Marybeth, one of our judges, was very tough but taught the participants how to carry themselves, and how to become a performer.

Marybeth teaches the participant how to read love letters during serenades.

eCommerce Project Manager Venus Cuenco took photos of the participants.


Marybeth tells the participant to pretend he's reading to his girlfriend.

A lot better.










Excited for our new in-house talents for HARANA.PH :) Watch out for a very cool promo this month.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our Harana.ph Feature on GMA7 Last Night

Our feel-good online company, HARANA.PH, was featured on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho last night (Oct 1, 2011 Saturday). The GMA7 crew shot an actual client's harana, and it was an amazing coverage. I think you have to watch it to appreciate it. I embedded the video below, but I just got it online, so quality may be a little low and screen size small.




Harana.ph has been making people happy for almost a year now. We are planning an anniversary and it will be great. The new Harana.ph will be awesome, so please watch out for it. :)

Spread the love everyone!