Monday, February 26, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Max's Red Rooster

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The cafe initially served chicken, steak and drinks. Maximo's niece, Ruby, who managed the kitchen, created a special recipe for chicken that became an instant favorite for the GIs. Soon, the Filipino public heard about the delicious chicken recipe and thus they came to the small restaurant and Max's Restaurant was born. Over the years, Max's Restaurant's popularity grew and it became known as "the house that fried chicken built." It has expanded in Metro Manila, Southern and Northern Luzon, Cebu, and to California and other places in the United States. It has also expanded to Canada with plans of opening restaurants to other countries.

Max's White Chicken

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 Max's Restaurant's beginnings started in 1945, after World War II. Maximo Gimenez, a Stanford-educated teacher, befriended the American occupation troops stationed at Quezon City. Because of this friendship, the soldiers regularly visited Maximo's nearby home for a drink or two. Later on, the troops insisted that they pay for their drinks. This prompted Maximo to open a cafe, where the troops could enjoy food and drinks. It opened its first restaurant at 21 South F Street (now Scout Tuason), Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jollibee in Texas

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Jollibee began serving spaghetti in 1979 and the palabok in 1982. Fries were introduced along with the Chickenjoy in 1980. A bigger version of the fastfood's YumBurger, the Champ was launched in 1984. The fast food also serves Jolly Twirl, a soft-served ice cream launched in 1988.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Jollibee in Canada

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Jollibee experienced rapid growth. It was able to withstand the entry of McDonald's in the Philippines in 1981 by focusing on the specific tastes of the Filipino market, which differed from the American fast food company. The first Jollibee store overseas opened in Taiwan in 1986 which is now closed.[8] Jollibee continued to expand and set up outlets both within the country and abroad.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Snoopy a.k.a Famous Author

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Snoopy started writing stories on top of his doghouse on July 12, 1965. He always takes a typewriter, and puts it on his doghouse roof, then starts writing saying, "Here's the World Famous Author writing". How Snoopy fits his huge typewriter on top of his skinny doghouse roof, has never been revealed.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Spongebob Squarepants

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SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The series' popularity has made it a media franchise, as well as the highest rated series to ever air on Nickelodeon, and the most distributed property of MTV Networks. As of late 2017, the media franchise has generated $13 billion in merchandising revenue for Nickelodeon.


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Donatello or Don/Donnie is one of the four main protagonists in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a member of the TMNT. He is the tallest turtle and best friend of April O'Neil. Well as they say best friends are the best husband materials.

Friday, February 9, 2018


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Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic animal with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora. Goofy is a close friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and is one of Disney's most recognizable characters. He is normally characterized as extremely clumsy and dimwitted, yet this interpretation is not always definitive; occasionally Goofy is shown as intuitive, and clever, albeit in his own unique, eccentric way.


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Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures, the 33rd Disney animated feature film. Directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg, the film is inspired by the Native American woman Pocahontas, and portrays a fictionalized account of her historical encounter with Englishman John Smith and the Jamestown settlers that arrived from the Virginia Company. The voice cast stars Irene Bedard and Mel Gibson as Pocahontas and Smith, respectively, with David Ogden Stiers, Russell Means, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly, and Linda Hunt. The musical score was written by Alan Menken, who also wrote the film's songs with Stephen Schwartz.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


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Although considered an original character, Simba was inspired by the character Bambi from Disney's Bambi (1942), as well as the stories of Moses and Joseph from the Bible. Additionally, several similarities have been drawn between Simba and Prince Hamlet from William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. In 1997, The Lion King was adapted into a Broadway musical, with actors Scott Irby-Ranniar and Jason Raize originating the roles of the cub and adult Simbas, respectively.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Ariel and Flounder

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The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It was first released on November 17, 1989 and later re-released on November 14, 1997 by Walt Disney Pictures. The 28th animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon, the film is loosely based upon the Hans Christian Andersen short story "The Little Mermaid". The film grossed over $111 million in the U.S. and an additional $99 million worldwide from both theatrical and re-release runs, and is mostly given credit for creating the Disney Renaissance, an era that had breathed life back into the animated feature film genre after a string of competent, but only moderately successful animated films such as The Aristocats and The Great Mouse Detective, and the single major commercial flop The Black Cauldron. The film was re-released on September 13, 2013 exclusively at El Capitan Theatre.


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In 1963, Fashion Queen Barbie was released. She was inspired by a popular fashion trend of the 1960s: wigs. She had molded brown hair with a remolvable blue band, and wore a white and gold striped bathing suit and simiarily patterned hat. in1964, Swirl Ponytail Barbie, named for her side-sweep(or swirl) bangs was released. This doll also marked a glamor-focused period in barbie's fashion, which lasted for about three years.

Saturday, February 3, 2018


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 An American cultural icon, Batman has garnered enormous popularity and is among the most identifiable comic book characters. Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on various merchandise sold around the world, such as toys and video games. The character has also intrigued psychiatrists, with many trying to understand his psyche. In 2015, FanSided ranked Batman as number one on their list of "50 Greatest Super Heroes In Comic Book History"

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Joe Cool Stamper

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Joe Cool is one of Snoopy's alter-egos, which first appeared in the Peanuts comic strip from May 27, 1971. As Joe Cool, Snoopy pretends to be a college student. To become Joe Cool, the beagle simply puts on a pair of sunglasses, leans against a wall, and says his name is Joe Cool. As the name suggests, Joe Cool believes he is really cool, somewhat like James Dean or Fonzie from Happy Days.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


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Hetty is the Spaghetti mascot of the Philippine fast food chain Jollibee, and one of the main characters of the children's TV show Jollitown. She is a cheerleader. She is always ready to surprise and make everyone happy. Her theme color is Pink. Hetty is the twin sister of Popo Potato. Appearance Classic Hetty Hetty's classic appearance. Hetty is at a medium height with fair skin, brown eyes and long blonde spaghetti-like hair in pigtails. Originally, her hair had red spots (resembling sauce) and a blue headband. She wore overalls with puffed sleeves, white socks with pink and blue stripes on each side, and sneakers. In the 2008 redesign, she no longer has red spots on her hair, and now wears a cheerleader outfit with magenta and light pink colors.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Herald Newspaper

By: Guest Columnist Victoria Osborn
Coca Cola, McDonald’s, KFC, and Cracker Jacks are just a few of the world’s most recognizable brands. With consumers in North America valuing brand recognition more than other consumers in any other part of the world, as symbols are as old as humans. They are even older than the written word. Symbols are the primary communication device of brands to convey our loyalty to products such as KFC, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Peeps just to name a few.
In the 1880s corporate logos were introduced to mass-produced products like Campbell’s Soup, H.J. Heinz pickles and Quaker Oats cereal. The purpose of logos and symbols is to evoke a connection and familiarity promoting loyalty and continued usage of the services or products. The symbols signal to consumers a certain level of experience, quality and trust that the customer is willing to pay for.
From the 1960s, the concept has only grown. The brands we display by buying the products help us express our tastes, beliefs and personalities, telling a great deal about what we value. Collecting provides the same satisfaction telling the world what we value.
Symbols, logos and icons are visual shorthand that makes them valuable communication devices: A language all of its own so to speak, much like the emoji symbols that describes feelings and attitudes. A good example is the Golden Arches which are clearly visible to passing motorists that there is a comfortable place to rest and have a meal. Logos that are crafted to present the company name in an attractive, functional way.
Collectors collect food items for much the same reasons. To identify with a product that can be a status symbol such as Apple and Dell that tells us we value a certain quality in our food selection. To know if one has a symbol that is worthy of the “t-shirt test”, which means how the symbol or logo would look on a t-shirt. A way to tell the rest of the world what “tribe” we belong too.
Collectors of restaurant memorabilia may collect menus to remind one of a special night and meal. Others may collect restaurant business cards or t-shirts, stuffed animals, hats, etc. Cornell University Library is home to a collection of more than 10,000 restaurant and banquet menus. Providing researchers and collectors valuable knowledge of the eating habits of earlier times as well as an indication of what the prices of food were.
The largest collection of fast food restaurant toys is 10,000 items and is in the collection of Percival R. Lugue in the Philippines. One of the most common collecting areas is Happy Meal toys from restaurants with McDonald’s being the most famous. It is literally a rite of passage to take a toddler to McDonald’s for the Happy Meal, and to watch them open that toy for the first time.
Branding is so essential to companies they will rebrand and update in order to take full advantage of the marketing advantages. For example Kentucky Fried Chicken, a Louisville, Kentucky company was known by its full name from 1952 until 1991 when the name was shortened to KFC eliminating the daily reminder of the word “fried” to appeal to a health conscious population. It’s no accident how logos and characters are branded.

History Channel

We just wrapped up our backbreaking interview and video shoot for... CNN? No!!! National Geographic Channel? No!!! Discovery Channel? No!!!It's History Channel!!! I am so excited on how this video will turn out. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Did you know? 
Garfield quickly became a commercial success. In 1981, less than three years after its release, the strip appeared in 850 newspapers and accumulated over $15 million in merchandise. To manage the merchandise, Davis founded Paws, Inc. By 2002, Garfield became the world's most syndicated strip, appearing in 2,570 newspapers with 263 million readers worldwide; by 2004, Garfield appeared in nearly 2,600 newspapers and sold from $750 million to $1 billion worth of merchandise in 111 countries.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Did you know? 
Starfire is a Tamaranean and as such her physiology is designed to constantly absorb ultraviolet radiation. The radiation is then converted to pure energy, allowing her to fly at supersonic speeds. Originally, Starfire was capable of using this power to fly in space and even go fast enough to cross several solar systems in minutes to seconds.