Sunday, June 10, 2012


Golf Your Way to Father’s Day at Marriott Manila


This June, we share our own fun way to uniquely indulge every great leader of the family—our dads! At Marriott Manila, we ensure that we’re the perfect venue to celebrate his life and love through golf.
Since it’s another event that deserves a grand blow out, food is always the first thing to consider especially for the man who takes time to enjoy family, hobby, and a good meal of course. If thinking where to eat on his special day, it would be great to consider a venue where dad can enjoy a hole-in-one treat from dining, accommodation, plus his love for golf!

Wake up the whole family a little earlier and head to Marriott Café for a taste of our most-talked about Sunday Brunch. Needless to say, there’s just something so endearing about a brunch especially at Marriott Café which has set the bar on the way we brunch—cozy, comforting, and basically has everything to satisfy an ever-fickle taste buds. For only P2, 500 net, the whole family is in to be treated with a spread that is purely gourmet. You cant’ go wrong with executive chef Meik Brammer’s 17 stations, featuring its newest additions such as oyster bar, chilled seafood, salumiere, cheese studio, homemade pasta, yakitori, Chinese, and tandoor. Plus, Cru Steakhouse also incorporates its specialties such as Angus beef rib eye, strip loin steak, grilled fish, squid and veggies--which of course, every meat lover dad should never pass up! If you’re family is a fan of big, tender, and tasty slabs of steaks, you must have heard about our Cru. Our well marbled, precious steak slices that are usually saved up for special occasions can now be gorged limitless and enough to suffice the price for this brunch. And who would’ve thought that a martini bar is such as pleasure to enjoy this time of they day? With these well-crafted cocktails and great mixes, it will surely set the stage for dad’s extra special event.  Plus, our chocolate room that spells decadence is brimming with assorted chocolates and rich cake choices is always worth saving up the space for. Whether it’s for the romantic mom and dad or sweet-toothed siblings, this corner is bound to let you experience a taste of heaven.  And if you haven’t tasted just yet our sensational homemade gelato, it’s the best time to savor every flavor,   especially the famous Ferrero!  
What’s amazing with dads is that, they love all sort of action-packed bonding experience, especially if it’s a golf game. That’s why while enjoying brunch, an indoor putting station awaits all families that is guaranteed to bring fun and can make any family closer than ever. Make sure to bring out the best putt for a chance to win Marriott Manila gift certificates such as overnight stay, Java+, Marriott Café buffet, golf lessons, and freebies when dad makes it hole-in-one.
But if your goal is to surprise dad with a most romantic kind of date, book for a Cru Steakhouse dinner. For this occasion, sous chef Redj Casanova takes it up a notch with a special Father’s Day 4-course menu: Crispy soft shell crab salad, cream of chicken veloute, grilled grain fed Australian rib eye or pan roasted salmon fillet, and dark chocolate soufflé with Bailey’s ice cream--all at P4, 000 net.  And since it’s a day to be extra lavish, might as well consider treating him with a wine-by-the-glass which can add a wine tasting dimension to a meal. With its welcoming yet sophisticated fine dining vibe coupled by Cru’s personalized flair of service, dad will surely feel an amazing king of the day experience that he’ll probably talk about for years.
Foie Gras
Another hands-down way to reward a hard working head of the family is by taking him at the Quan Spa, where he’s in to experience a whole new way to wholeness and wellness. Featuring Pevonia Detox massage for only P5, 950 net, this two-hour treatment is designed for distressing, detoxifying, and toning while taking away toxins and impurities of the body. This revered treatment for two hours is using Pevonia’s seaweed wrap teeming with nourishing extracts, guaranteed to revive and refresh a tired body. 

Who said that crafting a special event like this would be such a pain? At Marriott Manila, we offer a simple formula for an occasion that is worth remembering while getting out of the traditional.
For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.

An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City . Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Don’t Let Glaucoma Rob You of Your Sight

PERHAPS the scariest thing about glaucoma is the fact that it exhibits no symptom: one day your eyesight is just fine, the next day your vision is already blurred or there are already black splotches off to the sides when you are looking straight ahead. Even the culprit behind glaucoma—the build-up of pressure inside the eye may develop slowly and painlessly, the person would not be able to detect it.
And once symptoms are felt, it may be already too late for the person.
This is because when excess fluid pressure within the eyeball builds up to an abnormally high level, the optic nerve—the fragile bundle of fibers at the back of the eye that carries visual messages from the retina to the brain—gets so compressed to the point that it will be permanently damaged.
Once this has occurred, the only thing that you and your doctor can do is slow down if not halt the damage that glaucoma has already caused. Once damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed.
Interestingly, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Philippines, according to the Philippine Glaucoma Society, an internationally recognized leader in providing quality glaucoma care in the country through education, exchange of ideas, research and publication.
With its vision, “That No Filipino will ever go blind from glaucoma’’ the Philippine Glaucoma Society has teamed up with Allergan to aggressively promote awareness of the disease. Allergan is a global, technology-driven multi-specialty health care company that pursues therapeutic advances in various fields including the delivery of leading products that address glaucoma.
According to the Philippine Glaucoma Society, the only way to stop glaucoma in its tracks is for one to have regular eye screening. Considering that there is no single test to diagnose glaucoma, one has to undergo specific tests including the one that measures the inner pressure via an instrument called a tonometer. The instrument touches a very small portion of the eye and is usually painless.  While a pressure exceeding the normal range of between 10-21 millimeters of mercury—especially if it is higher than 21 mm of mercury—may not immediately cause glaucoma, such high reading should be regarded as a significant risk factor.

Other tests that may be recommended include ophthalmoscopy, which employs placing additional lenses in front of your eye to visualize the optic nerve. The bright light may cause some glare and discomfort. It may be necessary in some cases to dilate the pupils of the eye with eyedrops to enhance the view of the optic nerve. If the pressure within your eye is not normal or if your optic nerve looks unusual, then the doctor may ask you to take a few more more tests: perimetry and gonioscopy; perimetry, which is a test that maps out your overall field of vision (if glaucoma has been diagnosed, then this test should be done at least twice a year to determine changes in your vision); gonioscopy, which determines the status of the drainage channels of the eye with the use of additional lenses; and pachymetry, which measures the thickness of the cornea since it affects measurements of eye pressure.
Once glaucoma is identified as the cause of the sight problem, the treatment that follows are all aimed to preserve whatever vision remains through the employment of regular eye drops, laser surgery or even conventional eye surgery.
One should also remember that only a doctor, preferably an ophthalmologist, can pinpoint exactly if it truly is glaucoma that is ruining the eyesight. If an abnormally high eye pressure is detected, the doctor will usually perform the additional tests outlined above to verify if glaucoma is indeed present.
While most individuals may experience no symptom, a few who were later diagnosed with glaucoma have previously complained of the following: episodes of eye and head pain, blurred vision, redness, headache, vomiting and seeing rainbows around lights.
But even without experiencing any symptoms, the fact that one has a family history of glaucoma (especially parents or brothers and sisters) may merit special vigilance.  Having a high reading of fluid pressure inside the eye, being aged over 45 years, a record of previous eye injury, been a chronic steroid user, diabetic may predispose one to developing glaucoma.  Have your eyes examined regularly.


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