Wednesday, January 22, 2020


When it comes to putting up a business, it has always been said, that you can never go wrong if you invest on food.  Why? Because Filipinos love to eat, their idea of family bonding is eating with the family.  And who wouldn't be interested in investing in a food venture that is serving Filipino dishes, particularly our "pambansang ulam" ADOBO!


With its dedication to making every Filipino feel at home in all its stores, Adobo Connection has chosen “momshie” and TV host Melai Cantiveros to be its first-ever brand ambassador. A launching event was on January 21 at SM North EDSA.

When MrsWise first met Melai, as the hopeful PBB housemate from GenSan, she has repeatedly said that she will do everything for her family. Trying her luck in PBB, she dreamt to financially help her family. Now that she is married and is blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, I know that she still embodied that maternal instinct of taking good care of the family. That is why she chose to enter the world franchising.

Admitting she did not know much about running a business, Melai also found Adobo Connection’s support and commitment to its franchisees truly reassuring.

Sa panahon ngayon, ang hirap na makahanap ng business na papatok at higit sa lahat ang hirap makahanap ng katuwang sa negosyo – yung talagang mapagkakatiwalaan at tutulungan ka talaga. Pinadali talaga ng Adobo Connection and pagbubusiness ko. Dahil sa mga maaasahang teams nila, masaya at madali ang naging experience ko,” Melai shared.

Today, Melai owns three Adobo Connection outlets nationwide. She has found that Adobo Connection offers a solid business proposition – a working market concept, sound marketing and operational systems, and strong franchisor support. 

Unassuming and cheerful, Melai is the quintessential Filipino mom who endeavors to capture her family's craving for good, uncomplicated, and hearty Pinoy dishes – with adobo on top of the list. “Adobo is forever – char!  Kasi diba staple food siya, walang Pinoy ang hindi gusto ang adobo. Unlike kasi ng iba na naging usong pagkain, saglit lang naging hype tapos after ilang months lang, wala na. Si adobo kasi, di pinagsasawaan. Kaya kumuha talaga ako ng franchise. Honestly ito ang pangtawid gutom ko,” said Melai.

Meredith Ngo, Adobo Connection’s Managing Director says, “We’re really proud to announce the first-ever brand ambassador / franchisee of Adobo Connection, Melai, who embodies what a true Filipino mom is – yung maalaga sa pamilya and may malasakit. Similar to our brand statement, we want our customers to feel at home and remember their mom’s cooking every time they enter our store.”

Recognizing that Adobo Connection is deeply ingrained in Filipinos’ lives, Melai had also taken things one step further and decided to invest in an Adobo Connection franchise. This was to ensure not only her family’s financial stability but also because she loves seeing people enjoy Adobo Conneciton’s offerings.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


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Tuesday, January 7, 2020


The milk tea craze has invaded the metro!  Everywhere you look, there's a milk tea brand, both local and international trying very hard to capture the hearts of every Pinoy.

I am more inclined to coffee than tea. But after my trip to Japan last year, and discovered Matcha - I have included that green tea drink in my list.

My teens are hooked up ton milk tea. My son loves the fancy ones, with everything on it, while my daughter prefers the simple drink without the pearls.

And last Sunday, Jan 5, I decided to try for the very first time TeaMi Milk Tea, when I was invited at the opening of its fourth branch at the Upper Ground floor of the SM North Edsa Annex.  Yey!  Finally TeaMi Milk Tea has a branch very close to where I live.  


1.   They use FRESH MILK, specially sourced out from China. Fresh milk is healthier to use in milk tea than the ordinary creamer - that's why the tagline goes "Better Tea, Better Mi".  Plus, its distinct flavor gives the tea choices a richer, fuller taste. 

2.  Wide array of milk tea choices.  Whether you are choosy, or a first time milk tea drinker, or the adventurer type - you will surely find the right tea mix that you will enjoy.  Choose from Brown Sugar Pearl Milk, Tea Latte (Wintermelon, Four Season, Jasmine), Creamy Cake Tea Latte, Tea Latte Macchiato, Coffee Tea Latte, Fresh Brewed Tea and their best selling Dirtea!

3.  The freedom to choose, for your money's worth.  You can customize your drink by adding pearls, pudding, grass jelly, red beans for just Php20. For those conscious of their sugar intake, you can also customize the level of sugar from 100%, 70%, 50%, 30% to 0%. And depending on how hot the weather is, you can also request for regular ice, less ice or no ice for FREE.

4.  The place is IG worthy. With the pastel colors of its interior, it can offer a relaxing 
ambience for you and your loved ones and friends. 

5.  Awesome buy one take one promo until Jan 10, 2020. 


I love matcha and strawberries. So for my two choices for my first ever TeaMi experience -Strawberry Dirtea and Matcha Macchiato.

Loved the subtle sweetness of the Strawberry Dirtea, perfect for people like me who does not have a sweet tooth. With the right hint of that tea flavor.  Perfect for kids and teens!

And my Matcha Macchiato did not fail. It reminds me of Japan. The blending of the matcha and fresh milk was refreshing, not too sweet.  

The only regret that I had, was not to be able to order any food to match my TeaMi experience. A little pastry or salty snack to counter all that milk tea sweetness would be perfect. But don't you worry guys... the owner of TeaMi said, they have plans of adding food choices in their menu soon!  This is definitely something to look forward to.