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Sunday, December 20, 2015

COSPLAY: DIY Rey Costume

Macpower Philippines hosted a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening at the posh 4DX Cinema at Bonifacio High Street Central last December 18, 2015 and guests were encouraged to wear costumes that entitles them to win prizes such as the much coveted BB-8 sphero toy courtesy of Sw!tch.

So here's what my daughter wore during the movie.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Gateway Dolby Atmos Cinema

Gateway Mall in Araneta Center is fast becoming the favorite destination spot in the metropolis not only for being in a great location, but also for being a food and shopping hub. And now, they just launched the biggest Dolby Atmos Cinema in the country.

The Gateway Atmos Cinema boasts of having an audio platform that produces powerful sound that seem to come from all directions. And what's a more suitable movie to launch the grandest Dolby Atmos Cinema in the country than Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Google Chromecast is now in the Philippines

Google Chromecast is a tiny device that connects the mobile phone to the television. It works as a remote so that you can watch YouTube, movies, play games using the internet. The dongle is plugged into the HDMI port of the TV or laptop and allows you to enjoy a different viewing experience.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

TV5's Blow by Blow with Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao Presents: Blow by Blow revolves around the new breed of boxing champions in the Philippines. The tournament format is classified into weight categories: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nippon Paint's Trend Beyond Colours

Nippon Paint recently unveiled the nine colours featured in Trend Beyond Colours for 2016/17. These colours are grouped into three palettes and chosen by design and colour experts from the Asia Pacific Region- China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore during the ChromaZone Colour Forcasting Workshop early this year.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Banila In Manila

Banila Co, one of Korea's most favorite brand when it comes to the field of base makeup is now in Manila. Aside from producing great base makeup, Banila also has primers, foundations, gel eyeliners, CC creams, makeup cleansers, and a whole lot more of exciting products.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

MOD World x MockingJay Part 2

Last November 25, MODWorld Production Inc., treated its guests to the special screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Guest were not only get to watch the movie but some lucky ones get to bring home prizes from the raffles. But of course, everyone didn't go home empty handed as loot bags containing chips and other yummy goodies were handed out.

Thank you MODworld for the movie treat. My daughter and I enjoyed the bonding moment.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Del Monte's Giant Spaghetti Christmas Tree

Just recently, Del Monte lighted its giant spaghetti Christmas Tree in Eastwood Mall. The tree spaghetti tree symbolizes the Filipinos love for spaghetti most especially on special occasions such as the noche buena. I mean, spaghetti is almost always present on everyone's dining table whenever we are celebrating something or during get-togethers.

Mario’s Presents ‘Grace, Elegance and Humanity’

Mario's Restaurant in Tomas Morato plays hosts to the paintinge exhibition of Michael Velasco's "Grace, Elegance and Humanity," from November 10 to December 4, 2015.

Velasco who is known for his murals and portraits now explores the female form. His works reflects both classic and modern take on painting are are done in oil and gold leaf on canvass. He loves blending shadows to reveal the natural beauty of his subjects.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ASUS Rolls Out Latest Concept Store in SM Cabanatuan


The Holiday cheer could not have come much sooner for those in the Northern and Central Luzon areas as ASUS Philippines finally opened its doors and recently celebrated the inauguration and launch of its 1st-ever concept store in the region, and 7th overall nationwide.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

President Elpidio Quirino Exhibit at The Ayala Museum

The Ayala Museum is hosting a special exhibit about President Elpidio Quirino's Legacy- Defining Quirino. The exhibit presents "words" that describes the core values of President Quirino during his presidency and afterwards.

Grand Fiesta 2015 at Resorts World Manila

The Plaza at the Newport Mall turns in a Grand Fiesta Manila celebration as Resorts World Manila ushers in the holiday season.

With the launched of Resorts World Manila's Grand Fiesta 2015, RWM is bringing in a lot of cheer as its 6th year of holiday festivities pays homages to the renowned MassKara festival, with this year's theme- The Many Faces of Holiday Thrills.

ASUS Empowers Business Owners with Complete Commercial Solutions

Industry-Ready Business Centric Notebooks, Desktops, Displays and Routers for private and government sectors.

ASUS announced the launch of the ASUSPRO PC Lineup -  a business centric PC solution catered to elevate and empower any business. With passion of improving businesses worldwide, ASUS PRO Series delivers above industry standard innovations in business notebooks such as Military Grade Durability, Smart and secure solutions, long battery life and ultra-portable designs for mobility.

With the wide product range of ASUS such as Desktop PCs, Displays, Wireless Routers, and Smartphones. ASUS aims to deliver business solutions that are flexible and can be customized specifically to the needs of any industry. While delivering efficiency and quality productivity.

Monday, November 23, 2015

ASUS Takes Country’s Top Photographers, Media Influencers and Fans for an Incredible #OneDayofZen

ASUS Philippines recently conducted a One Day of Zen photowalk with top photographers Jay Tablante and Roy Macam for media influencers and fans. Although bought uses SLRs and DSLRs, the two photographers agree that the features of ZenFone 2 is at par with the big cameras that they are using.

Before the photowalk, Jay and Roy gave some pointers and tips about capturing great images using natural light and studio lights, and into to basic photography.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AUB Easy Mastercard

The Christmas Season has just started and everyone is busy making a list and going bargain-shopping for gifts. Some may even be budgeting their year end bonuses already. Luckily, Asian United Bank (AUB), have that in mind when it launched its first ever credit card that suits a cardholder's budget.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

iflix Introduces New Philippine Celebrity Partners

Manila's APEC traffic didn't dampen the collaboration of iflix and the Philippine's top celebrities last November 16, 2015. The company welcomed Ruffa Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, JM Rodriguez, Iza Calzado and Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon as partners in the business.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shangri-La Plaza Presents: Wanderlust Glam by Shang Style Spectrum

Shangri-Plaza Plaza, the premier destination when it comes to shopping, presents Wanderlust Glam by the Shang Style Spectrum. This holiday collection pays tribute to a traveler's adventurous spirit and features top brands and the latest fashion looks so that the traveler can go off in an adventure in style.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jamba Juice: Fruit and Football

People nowadays are becoming more health conscious and having access to a healthy and green lifestyle is a top priority of today's achievers.These achievers are also into fitness aside from having a green diet.

Football is one of the activities that these achievers are engaging in. Jamba Juice has been actively providing these achievers not only an avenue for a healthy and balanced lifestyle since 2011. The better-for-you beverages and snacks makes the loyal customers a healthy boost and staying at the top of their game.

The Impossible Move Manila is a nod to the tons of active achievers that have supported Jamba Juice for a long time. A special football workshop was conducted for new and upcoming athletes to further hone their skills.

"Through Impossible Move Manila, we want to show that through hard work, dedication and collaboration, the seemingly impossible can be done excellently," said Max's Group Inc., (MGI) EVP Sharon Fuentebella.

More photos here - Jamba Juice Football photos

Watch video here - Jamba Juice Football video 

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Philippine Property Awards 2016

The Philippines has seen a steady rise of property developments for the past ten years. The Philippine Property Awards is known as Southeast Asia's most prestigious property market award recently held a presscon at the Namayan Room of Fairmont Makati, the official venue partner of the award giving body.

Organized by Ensign Media, the Philippine Property Awards will begin accepting nominations from developers and the public beginning November 29, 2015. Property firms are free to enter as long a a third party nominates them.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

JaDine Launched as the New Faces of 7-Eleven's City Blends Coffee

James Reid and Nadine Lustre was recently launched as ambassadors for 7-Eleven's City Blends Coffee. And its not because of their charisma that the pair was chosen but because these two are down-to-earth and amiable- a perfect fit for City Blends Coffee.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ASUS Launches ZenLooks: A Regional Case Design Challenge Open for All Aspiring Artists and Creative Enthusiasts


ASUS today announced the launch of ZenLooks, a regional online design competition that invites all aspiring, creative designers and artists to test their skills and have a hand at  creating their own ultimate gadget accessory – a new case for the stylish ZenFone 2.

List of Private School SY 2015 - 2016 Graduates Eligible for College

Do you have a son or a daughter graduating from high school this SY 2015- 2016? Is he or she eligible to enroll in college or will he or she need to take up grade 11 and 12 before getting her high school diploma? 

The high school system in the Philippines were thrown in disarray when the K-to-12 program was implemented by the Department of Education. Most parents lamented about the additional two years of schooling that their children have to endure before stepping into college. The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (R.A. No., 10533) or the K-to-12 Act establishes a “universal kindergarten” and introduces Grades 11 and 12 to high school education in public and private schools. 

DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2015, also known as High School Graduates Who are Eligible to Enrol in Higher Education Institutions in School Year (SY) 2016-2017, provides a list of private schools with approved K to 12 transition plans. The list below contains those private schools with eligible high school graduates at the end of School Year (SY) 2015-2016.

Here's a list of private schools 

Assumption Antipolo
Assumption College of San Lorenzo
Ateneo de Manila University
Centro Montessori Internationale
Claret School of Quezon City
Colegio San Agustin

Christmas At Evia

The Holiday Season has just started and Evia Lifestyle Center recently lighted its giant Christmas Tree. And to make the event more special, Santa Claus graced the event and gave sweets to the kids and kids-at-heart.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Disney Christmas Village at SM City North EDSA

Its the Season of Magic at SM City North EDSA as they launched the Disney Christmas Village to herald in the Christmas festivities. This magical experience will not only enthrall children but adults as well as the mall recreates the Disney Village where Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy, and Daisy and Minnie, and the 24-ft Disney Christmas Tree.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Philippine Red Cross: Two Years After Yolanda

November 6, 2013 marks a time of deep sadness for the Philippines especially to those whose lives are affected by Typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda). Hundreds of lives were lost and families lost not only their love ones but their homes and livelihood as well.

And now, two years after the devastation brought about by Yolanda, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has helped thousands of affected families and individuals to get their lives back by helping build disaster resilient homes, build schools for the children, provide health and sanitation facilities, and help them rebuild their livelihoods.

Premium HyC150: A Traveler's Hydration Companion

It is always fun to travel and get to see so many places, and learn about different cultures. Traveling also broadens one's horizons and more and more people are bitten by the travel bug.

However, there are times when traveling can also make you tire easily because you've roamed around too much. And sometimes, drinking water can be a problem unless you always have a water bottle with you. More often, keeping yourself properly hydrated has been a problem with travelers. But now that Premium HyC150 is here, it has become a handy solution to keep you hydrated.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Smart Teams up with Uber For iPhone 6s Special Delivery

Be one of the first to own the much coveted iPhone 6s Rose Gold and have it delivered right at your doorstep. Smart Communications Inc., aims to provide total client satisfaction and teams up with Uber car service to deliver your iPhone 6s in style.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sony Unveils The Latest Xperia Z5 Smartphones

The all-new and improved Sony Smartphones that prides itself for having a redefined mobile entertainment experience and best camera technology was recently launched in the Philippines.

The Z5 Series has a more advance technology that its predecessors in terms of its latest camera features which can put a dslr to shame.

Finding My Dream Home at Terrazza de Sto. Tomas

I've been living in Manila since birth that having house surrounded by trees and mountains, and with lots of fresh air is a lifelong dream. And visiting Terrazza de Sto. Tomas made me realize that it is possible. Read more and find out why.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Day of InterGalactic Halloween Fun by Cartoon Network

It was a fantastical spooktacular day at the SM Megatrade Hall 1 when Cartoon Network (CN) treated children and their families to a whole day of fun fest. And not only that- Ben 10 also celebrated his 10th birthday at the Cartoon Network InterGalactic Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thrill-O-Ween on Thrill

Are you a fear fanatic? Do you like being scared? 

Thrill, Asia's first and only horror movie channel brings in 24/7 of scary movies that will make you sleep with the lights on. 

Thrill channel will play a decades worth of scary classics so that the scream fest will be enjoyable. Watch a movie marathon with family and friends while waiting for that midnight Halloween scare.

Movies to be shown includes The Ring and its sequel- The Ring 2. Thrill will also air Paranormal, Shutter Island, and The Uninvited. 

Thrill is available on (Skycable Ch. 107, Cablelink Ch. 201, Destiny Cable Ch. 11 and Cignal Ch. 69). 

SMART Offers iPhone 6s for Free at Plan 2000 and iPhone 6s Plus for Free at Plan 2499

Smart Communications Inc., offers iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for FREE via the Smart Infinity, (Smart's premium postpaid brand) plans with awesome perks such as 15 GB data allowance and all-month surf.

Cherry Mobile Launches The Flare Series

Christmas came in early for Cherry Mobile fans when The Flare Series- the Flare 4, Flare S4, and Flare S4 Plus was launched early this October. It was a festive occasion indeed as Ms. Anne Curtis was also introduced as the new face of The Flare Series.

Being one of the country's most sought after artist, Anne has been a long time partner of Cherry Mobile and has been seen the growth of the brand.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Walking Dead: Terminus Haunted Horror House at Eastwood City

Its that time of the year again when monsters, ghosts, and zombies roam freely. And aside from the numerous Trick or Treat events in restaurants, hotels, malls, villages, The Walking Dead: Terminus Haunted Horror House at Eastwood City is one place you shouldn't miss this halloween. And prepare yourself to be scared! ;)

Monday, October 26, 2015

ASUS Launches New Laptop Series That Fits Any Lifestyle

ASUS, one of the world's leading brand when it comes to laptops recently launched not one, but a series of laptops that will fit everyone's lifestyle- ZenBook, Transformer Book, Vivo Book, Zen AiO, and Republic of Gamers (ROG). The launch, which was held at the posh Valkyrie Club also introduced its latest brand ambassadors.

Knorr Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program

Nowadays, it is getting rare for children to enjoy a nutritious meal at home because parents are busy in their respective jobs that most of the time, take-outs and food delivery service have taken over the kitchen. Aside from that, there are also other factors to consider such ingredients are getting expensive and fresh ingredients are also hard to get; of course, another factor is poverty.

In line with these, Knorr Philippines recently unveiled the Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program to combat malnutrition in children. According to research studies, there are at least 5 million malnourished children in the country and this is quite alarming.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Altec Lansing Launches Everything Proof Speakers in the Philippines

"Everything Proof."

For more than 80 years, Altec Lansing has been a pioneer when it comes to sound engineering technology. It has been a brand trusted worldwide because of its sound quality and durability.

Last October 19, 2015, Altec Lansing introduced its latest series of speakers to the Philippines: the Life Jacket and Mini H2O.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Agora Awards

A day with the masters. On October 21, 2015, spend the whole day with the creme de la creme of the Marketing Industry as they share their personal stories about the industry. You can also have the chance to mingle and pick the brains of these masters.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

GADGET REVIEW: ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0

Zenfone 2 Laser is the elegant sister of Zenfone Selfie. It comes in five notable colors: Pure Black / Ceramic White / Red / Glacier Gray / Sheer Gold.

The phone also has an Anti Scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It was really remarkable that the phone's glass is still blemished-free till now. I even brought it when we went island hopping in Boracay the other week and it's still good as new. Even the back cover survived the beach.

You can read about my first impressions about Zenfone 2 Laser here

Piolo Pascual and Cherry Mobile Brings Happiness to OFWs with Cherry Christmas Promo

In the Philippines, Christmas is a much-awaited season and is more or less celebrated a month or so, with parties and get-togethers with family and friends. But for the OFWs, it can bring sadness since they are far away from their loved ones. Of course, these OFWs are happy to send in tons of Balikbayan boxes full of gifts and other stuff for their family and friends and almost all of them wishes that they can spend Christmas here in the country.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Locked In Love with Lock & Lock Tumblers

Lock & Lock is a trusted brand when it comes to food containers and tumblers and we've been using this brand since I gave birth to my daughter. That was more than a decade ago when I got concerned about the health risks of using plastic bottles. Remember PET, HDPE, PVC, LDPE and PP. And during search, I discovered Lock & Lock containers.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sophie Paris Turns 13

Sophie Paris celebrates 13 years in the Philippines with an awarding ceremony, and get together party for its members last week at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel. Highlight of the event was the Sophie Paris Fashion Show wherein the brand launched its latest collection of men and ladies wear including accessories.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

HOTEL REVIEW: Azalea Boracay

Azalea Hotels & Residences in Boracay is a four star hotel and apartelle. It boasts of 200 plus rooms, roofdeck swimming pools, bar, and function rooms, right in the heart of Station 2. It is a mere 5 minutes walk to the famous white sand beach of Boracay,

Friday, October 2, 2015

Let's Play at Joy Schools

Decades ago, children are physically active whenever they play games such as hide-and-seek, patintero and piko (hopscotch), chinese garter, among other games. But nowadays, children are much more interested in playing computer games and spends a whole day on the couch.

My daughter is like that also, prefers computer games versus physical games. However, it is also due to their school's academic demands which kept most of the students glued to the computer- no kidding. So whenever she has some free time, we play badminton. She is now looking forward to having badminton lessons although she still can't play weekly because of quizzes and home works.

Joy Schools is a three-year adoption program of Mondelez Philippines, the company formerly named Kraft Foods. The company, who is also the maker of food products like Tang, Eden Cheese, Cheez Whiz and Oreo, is keen on promoting active play and balanced nutrition among its six adopted public elementary schools. The Joy Schools is implemented together with partner- Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Uniqlo x Lemaire Special Collection

Uniqlo Philippines formally unveils its partnership with Christophe Lemaire, a French fashion designer, at its Fashion Hall branch in SM Megamall. This special collection will be available only in its large stores in Metro Manila- SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Aura, and SM Mall of Asia.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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