Get Your Buffalo's Wings n' Things Fix During Quarantine!



These past few months has been a weird time for everyone around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic left the world to a strong halt with businesses, schools, and daily life took a break to contain the spread of this deadly disease. Over here in the Philippines, the Enhanced Community Quarantine left everyone staying at home and avoiding contact with the outside world - this means your food cravings are also limited due to closed malls.


I am a true blue fan of Buffalo's Wings n Things and it's been my favorite ever that I've been dining there since a decade ago (we even go out of our way and travel from Quezon City to Home Depot in Pasig to visit their restaurant, thank goodness they opened more branches over the past years in different parts of the metro). During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), one of the things I miss are their famous chicken wings and tenders, unfortunately as the malls are closed and I cannot do this together with other restaurants I normally go to.



If you're like me who misses dining at your favorite Buffalo's Wings n' Things then here's some good news, they now deliver your favorite chicken flavor experience cravings straight to your home! This made me so excited and I also found out that you can order through different ways so there's no excuse for you not to order again.

If you're curious, here are the branches that are open during Enhanced Community Quarantine:

- Brixton Kapitolyo, Pasig
- Banawe, QC
- Calle Bistro, Ever Gotesco Commonwealth
- BGC Stopover
- SM Manila
- Grace Mall, Taguig
- SM North EDSA




The branches above serve areas around their respective vicinity through same-day food delivery apps Grab Food, Lalafood, and Food Panda, just search Buffalo's Wings n' Things in the search bar.

If you cannot order through the food apps, there's still a way to experience the flavor experience by ordering directly through Buffalo's Wings n' Things, just go to https://bit.ly/BWNTOrderForm. It can be via pick-up or delivery via Lalamove and Mr Speedy with the courier fee shouldered by the customer. Delivery is free for a minimum spend of Php 1,200 so make sure to take advantage of that. And oh a quick note, you'll need to order a day in advance through this channel so make sure to plan ahead.

The BWNT Flavor Experience at Home


Buffalo's Wings n' Things must've felt I was craving so much of their flavorful chicken that they recently surprised me earlier this week and sent over a surprise lunch package at home. Full disclosure, it was really not a planned treat, they just reached out and said they'll be sending some treat - I was ecstatic that after almost a month, I'll be able to enjoy some of their delicious food items at home and for free!




They sent over their Fam Time Bundle which includes 9 pieces of their delicious Cuts which are different cuts of chicken covered in their famous sauces - I personally love their Creamy Salted Egg sauce, it's just the right amount of creaminess and spice. It also includes 12 pieces of their yummy chicken tenders which my mom personally loves, according to her she's lazy picking out bones so this is perfect for her.

In case you were wondering, the Fam Time Bundle goes for 888php and includes 9 cuts with choice of 3 flavors and your choice of 12 wings or 12 tenders, it's good for 5 to 6 persons, perfect for the fam!

So if you're craving to experience some flavor experience that is Buffalo's Wings n' Things, make sure to order to take away your quarantine cravings away. Check out their official Facebook page and Instagram for promos and updates. Let's dig in!

Facebook Starts Beta Testing the New Facebook.com 2020


Facebook recently started their waitlist for the beta testing of the New Facebook.com that will be rolling out later this year to everyone. As of the moment, the Beta testing waitlist is by invite online and chosen users should see a notification on the top of their home screen with a link to facebook.com/new where they would need to click the 'Join the waitlist' button.


The home page features a new sleek look similar to Facebook's mobile app look but with 3 column format. The tabs for videos, marketplace, groups, and games can be found on the upper part of the home page while settings, events, and more are found on the left side of the screen. Notifications is still on the upper right of the screen but is now integrated in the screen instead of pop-up.


Profile page gets a makeover as well on the New Facebook.com with the profile photo now centered, giving a more clean look to the profile page similar to its mobile app counterpart. The search bar and notification buttons are now hovering on top instead of a solid bar like what it currently look like.


The much requested and awaited feature Dark Mode is finally coming to the New Facebook.com. The new dramatic look of the New Facebook.com's Dark Mode is great on the eyes and as Facebook said, gives your eyes a break from screen glare.


Lastly, the New Facebook.com will be giving desktop users an option not only to view and react to Facebook Stories but to also post stories via desktop, which is great not only for personal users but also for business pages who want to push out stories on Facebook.


As mentioned in the beginning of this article, the New Facebook.com 2020 Beta Testing is still by invitation via Facebook notification. If you still don't have the notification, you may check Facebook.com/new from time to time to see if you are eligible to test the new look.




Jollibee and Hetty Two Pack Funko Pop coming this November!


Funko, an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobble heads and Jollibee, Philippines' world-renowned homegrown fast food joint recently announced a new additional to the ever-growing Jollibee Funko Pop line with their first 2-pack, featuring Jollibee with a bucket of Chickenjoy and Hetty Spaghetti!

Funko Pop Jollibee and Hetty Spaghetti 2-Pack Release Date

The new 2-pack Funko Pop will be the latest addition to the growing Jollibee POP! Ad Icons line. The Jollibee in Barong (Regular), Jollibee in Barong Glow-in-the-Dark (Hobbiestock Exclusive) and Flocked Jollibee (Funko Funatic Philippines Exclusive) variant were released earlier this year and the 2-pack with Hetty will be the fourth release for the year.

The 2-pack will feature a 'First to Market Exclusive' sticker which means it will be available to wider audience in the near future as a regular 2-pack without the sticker.

Jollibe and Hetty 2-pack Funko Pop

The Funko Pop Jollibee and Hetty 2-pack will be available on November 8, 2019 in selected Jollibee stores for 1,100 with a purchase of any value meal.

For participating 24 hour stores, you may avail the 2-pack starting 12:01am of November 8, 2019 while those with normal operating hours will start selling from their opening time. Click HERE to know the participating branches. Promo period is from November 8 to January 15, 2020 or until supplies last.

Which Jollibee and friends mascot do want to be turned into a Funko Pop! next?

Jollibee and Funko Announces Flocked Jollibee Funko Pop!


The Jollibee Funko Pop! fever is still on after almost a year when they announced the first variant of this cute Philippine fast food icon. This year, they are releasing a limited edition and we've got the latest scoop on where you can get it!

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In case you missed it, Jollibee - Philippines' world-renowned homegrown fast food joint and Funko - an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobbleheads, announced their partnership last year and released the first common variant of the Jollibee Funko Pop!.

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This was then followed by the Metallic Variant with a limited edition count of 4000 that was released through partner toy retailer Big Boys Toy Store. I was lucky enough to snag an opportunity to buy one for retail price through a promo done by Big Boys Toy Store's social media.

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This year, they are releasing the third variant of the iconic fast food mascot. In a recent announcement by Jollibee through their social media channels, they officially announced the Limited Edition Flocked Jollibee Funko Pop!.

In case you're not familiar with what 'Flocked' is, this figure will have a velvet-like texture - think of Jollibee mascot's felt cloth material. So soft and felt-y!


Funko later announced the same Pop! figure on their official website and revealed that the Funko Pop! figure will be a Funko Funatic Philippines Exclusive and will only be available during the upcoming Toy Con Philippines 2019 happening on June 28-30 at the SMX Convention Center.

This is only the second Funko Funatic Philippines Exclusive Funko item, the Golden Huckleberry Hound Pop Pez figure being the first and was only released to attendees of the 2018 Funko Funatic Christmas Party with a limited edition count of 600 pieces.

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Details on how to buy this limited edition Funko Pop Figure is still not announced but we'll definitely update this post once details are released in the near future. For now, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be updated!

How to Apply for a Philippine Senior Citizen ID


As we grow older, our parents also do and when you're like me who's nearing the big 3-0 then your parents might be nearing their senior citizen age. If that's the case then read after the jump to find out how you can help them obtain this super useful identification card.

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First off, how do you determine if your parents or relative is now eligible for a Senior Citizen  ID? It's actually super easy, just check the the requirements below.

- Must be a Filipino Citizen
- Must be 60 years old and above
- Must be a resident of the city you are applying for at least 6 months

Now, if your parents or relative fits the requirements above then that means it's time for them to get their Senior Citizen ID. As I mentioned, this is a super useful identification card as they can use this to avail certain benefits such as discounts on food, services, groceries, and even free movie entry every week!

Requirements and Documents Needed


Since we're residents of Quezon City, the steps and requirements indicated below are for Quezon City. it doesn't differ that much per city but it's best to check with your local Office of the Senior Citizens Affair (OSCA) to see if they have additional requirements or steps in applying.

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First thing you'll need to do is help your parents or relatives in gathering the requirements. They are fairly easy, but if they lack ID's, it's best to process those first.

(1) Accomplished application form. For Quezon City, you may download it HERE.
(2) Recent 1" x 1" ID photo, bring 4 or more.
(3) Photocopy of any of the valid ID's below, any combination is good as long as it bears the applicant's name, date of birth & present address. If they have more than 2 ID's, add it so that application process is faster.

Voter's ID (Comelec)
Driver's License
NBI Clearance
Police Clearance
Old Residence Certificate
Postal ID (New PVC type)
Valid Passport

Remember to have multiple CLEAR photocopies in case they need more copies and also bring the originals in case they need to validate some of the identification documents presented. For the application form, it's best to help them by adding the details needed on your computer instead of writing manually, it'll lessen the processing time once you're there in the OSCA office.

Submitting and Getting the ID


Once you've completed the requirements, it's time to go to your local Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs to submit. Remember that the applicant must be present during the application as they need to sign a few documents. 

In Quezon City, contrary to the address you can find online and when you book a ride on Grab, the OSCA is located now in a different location near the Quezon City Hall of Justice building. Here's a quick map of where the office is now located. They said it's  temporary one, so it's best to double check somewhere else before heading there.

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Once you arrived at the OSCA, just tell the staff that your companion is applying for a senior citizen ID. You'll be assisted to the designated table for your Barangay's district, waiting time may depend on how many are in queue in your specific district. Remember that there's no payment needed, so be wary if they ask for payment - only replacement ID requests needs to be paid.

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Once they are up, the person in charge will just get all the requirements, check them and start processing their Senior Citizen ID. They will stick the 1 x 1 ID Photos to the senior citizen booklet, their data book, and on the senior citizen ID. After this, they will give you the booklets for discounts and explain how to use them.

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And you're done. All you have to do now is add the signature and thumb print to the ID and have it laminated. Remember that the issued Senior Citizen ID is permanent and doesn't need to be renewed over a certain period of years.

Again, this guide is just a basic guide and might differ from city to city so it's best to double check with your city's respective Office of the Senior Citizens Affair to clarifications on the requirements and process. Also a quick disclaimer that the process presented here are accurate during the time this article is published and is subject to be changed without notice.
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