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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Araneta Coliseum's Le Grand Cirque Brings Back Memories of Christmas Past

Watching Le Grand Cirque at the Araneta Coliseum during the special show yesterday made me nostalgic about Christmas past at Araneta Center. I'm not sure if all you of remember Fiesta Carnival and the Holiday Season shows at the Araneta Coliseum like the Harlem Globe Trotters, circus, and other shows. And who still remember C.O.D. Department Store? I remember going there with my family and be part of the sea of people outside the store just after twilight to watch the much-awaited annual animated Christmas display? Take note that all of these were before Disney on Ice, Puregold, Shopwise, and Gateway Mall.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Amazing BTS of Le Grand Cirque

Watching a circus during a performance and watching it during the behind-the-scene practice is really worlds apart. You'll hear friendly banters and lots of laughter during practice and of course, there's just a handful of people around. Each performance is given about an hour to practice and there's really a whole lot of them. The Chinese Acrobats just finished their practice when I arrived so I missed their practice but was able to watch these 'flipping' guys practice. And its really cool to watch up close. They were really amazing during practice so am looking forward to watch them while they perform for a live audience.

Moviedate at SM Mall of Asia's newly opened Cinemas 7 & 8

I've been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid and it is always exciting to watch my favorite movie installment on the big screen. So when I got invited to the special screening of Rogue One, I can hardly refuse. It also coincided with the launch of SM Mall of Asia's Cinema 7 & 8.

Jollibe Yum Burger and the Pinoy Millennial's Family

You might have heard about the term- framily but did you know that it was coined by Jollibee, the number one family fastfood chain in the country? Framily refers to Pino Millennials best friends who act as if they are a part of one's own family.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Astro-Clock Astrology Timing Guide 2017 is Now Available

Dear Astro-Friends,

2017 is the year of Libra as Jupiter stays in this sign for the greater part of the year. In general, this is good year for the arts and the formation of relationships, whether on the personal or the mundane level. For me, this is the year is for going out and coming up with more projects to introduce real astrology to more Filipinos. The previous year has been a period of preparation.

2016 was a year of building foundations for me. Jupiter was at the lowest portion of my astrological chart. Partly brought about by necessity and partly by a conscious decision, I have to make the quantum leap from print to e-publishing. It was filled with setbacks but a learning process nonetheless. Circumstances also forced me to create more astrological guides, which was a good problem that I accepted. I have monthly bills for maintaining the e-store and the encryption service for the e-books. Chapters from Medieval Astro-Clock, my main work, have thus been expanded and are now in several books of its own. Transition periods are always daunting but the possibility of reaching more people outside of Metro Manila because of e-distribution far outweighs the trouble.

So, in 2017, we will have more astrology. I will release six e-books and will give more talks.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Promo Week 12

You can be driving your own brand new Nissan Juke this Christmas simply by using your GCash Card from December 16 - 20, 2016. This is the 12th Week of the GCash Christmas Raffle Promo and everybody gets  a chance at winning the grand prize by using your GCash to buy load, send load, pay bills, purchase an item using your GCash Mastercard or GCash American Express Virtual Pay. Its that easy. Every successful transaction is equivalent to 1 raffle e-Ticket.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Festive Family Treats at Healthy Options

Festive family treats without the bad stuff
Noche Buena can just be as healthy as it is delicious
Christmas in the Philippines is like no other. With all the festive colors, bright lights, and jolly carols that play as early as September, it’s not surprising that Yuletide takes a different flavor in a country where the holiday lasts a season.
This is especially true about the food. Filipino Christmas is never complete without the scrumptious delicacies served throughout December, especially on Noche Buena.
Unfortunately, most of our Christmas delights aren’t exactly good for our health. If you truly want to show how much you care in this warmest of seasons, consider giving your loved ones the gift of health.
Good food that does good
Packaged snacks and condiments from the grocery often contain unwanted additives such as artificial flavoring, colors, and preservatives that could pose a risk to our health. Excessive amounts of salt, sugar, and fats further add sodium and calories to the already rich food we serve every Christmas.
Your holiday dinner shouldn’t cause worry, so choose food from organic and all-natural sources. That’s what you’ll find in Healthy Option’s Christmas catalogue featuring wholesome selections for a nutritious feast.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Card Collection by Samantha Kaspar

Christmas is a time of giving and sharing, and what better way to send the holiday cheer than with the lovely Christmas cards made by Samantha Kaspar.

ASUS First ZenFone Concept Store Opens in Glorietta 2

ASUS Philippines recently unveiled its first ever ZenFone Concept Store in Glorietta 2 in Makati City. The store highlights the latest ZenFone mobile products and accessories.

"ZenFone has become a game changer in the smartphone landscape in the Philippines when it was introduced in August 2014. Opening the first ZenFone Concept Store is a direct manifestation of our success and continued support to our fans locally," shares ASUS Philippines System Group Country Manager George Su.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Promo Week 11

Are you a movie and a TV series aficionado on Netflix? Then here is your chance to win a 6 months subscription simply by using your GCash App to pay your bills or buy load between December 9 to 15, 2016. Each successful transaction entitles you to 1 raffle entry. Not only that, you are also eligible to win a brand new Nissan Juke at the Grand Draw.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Avida Partners with Jollibee to Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Because the spirit of the Holiday Season is about caring, giving, and sharing, Avida recently announced its partnership with Jollibee's 22nd Maaga Ang Paska, the latter's book and toy donation drive all over the country.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Family Fun at ‘Le Grand Cirque’

Families get together at Christmastime and you can be sure they will be looking for activities everyone can enjoy. Perhaps you’ve heard of people complaining about the lack of kids’ movies at this year’s MMFF? Well if that’s really the case, there are other forms of entertainment to keep everyone happy.

One of those is “Le Grand Cirque,” Araneta Center’s Christmas offering this December. Opening on Christmas Day and running until January 3, 2017, the circus show straight from Las Vegas promises spectacular displays of acrobatic feats and even crazier stunts that will leave audiences awe-struck.

Grand Festival of Lights at SM Mall of Asia


On its 8th year, SM MALL OF ASIA brings the most awaited Christmas tradition with the biggest, brightest, most magical holiday parade – The Grand Festival of Lights!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Promo Week 10

Win a Travel Voucher worth P20k from PAL
'Tis the season to be merry. GCash MasterCard teamed up with Philippine Airlines (PAL) for this week's GCash Christmas Promo. Simply use your GCash MasterCard when you shop at any of the partner outlets worldwide and get to earn a raffle ticket for every successful transaction. Shop more and earn more tickets to win a P20,000 travel voucher from PAL for GCash Week 10 and you also have the chance to take home a brand new Nissan Juke in the grand draw.
GCash MasterCard debit card is available for only P150. Visit your nearest Globe center to know more about it and how to get one.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Wings of Hope

As the Holiday Season is upon as again, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila treated its valuable guests to a night of music and merriment as it usher in the Christmas cheer and the traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree. 

Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical Presents: A Christmas Carol, The Musical

The beloved classic tale by Charles Dickens will be brought to life by Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical beginning December 3, 2016 at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre in Taguig City. The Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical partnership will present the musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol which happen to be a worldwide hit since it was first staged on Broadway in December 1994. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Devant’s 7:30PM G2G Holiday Treat

It is the Holiday Season again and there are a lot of good cheer in the air as there are numerous family get-togethers and having quality time with the family. There’s also the time we spend with friends and relatives to reminisce on childhood memories and such, feasting with them as everyone really looks forward to be together during the holiday season.

Lenovo Unveils Phab 2 Pro, The World’s First Tango-enabled Smartphone

Lenovo Philippines launched the much-awaited Phab 2 Pro today at the Music Hall of SM MOA and it also coincided with the special announcement of James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine), celebrity couple as Lenovo’s brand ambassadors. 

GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Promo Week 9

Shop online and win P20,000 online shopping spree!
Take advantage of numerous online sale this holiday season and get to shop for more for free!  Just use your GCash Mastercard or GCash American Express Virtual Pay to buy at Lazada, Zalora, eBay, Amazon, or any of your favourite online store from November 25 to December 1, 2016 and you may win P20,000 online shopping spree and even a brand new Nissan Juke.  Each successful transaction entitles you to one (1) raffle entry.
You can easily avail of the GCash MasterCard debit card for only P150.  Check out to find out where to get your GCash MasterCard which you can use to transact in any of over 33 million MasterCard partner outlets worldwide.  On the other hand, simply register your GCash wallet and email address online at if you want a free GCash American Express Virtual Pay account. Once your account is validated, you will get a personalized US address in partnership with My Shopping Box shipping company so you don’t need to worry about delivery of goods to the Philippines.

Friday, November 25, 2016

AirAsia Philippines Now Flies to Shanghai

Visiting Shanghai, China is now more convenient and affordable as AirAsia Philippines recently added it in their route map. Aside from being China's commerce and financial center, Shanghai is also known as "The Paris of the East."

Monday, November 21, 2016

OCEAN 16 Goes Industry 4.0

The breakthroughs in digital technology inspired big companies to join hands with tech experts and changemakers in revolutionizing the digital landscape of the Philippines.

Dubbed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” or “Industry 4.0,” this trend presents an opportunity for the Philippines not only to keep up with more advanced nations, but also solve urgent problems plaguing the country.

Power Mac Center welcomes the iPhone 7

Premier Apple partner Power Mac Center staged the highly anticipated launch of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 at midnight of November 11, 2016. The event, which was held at Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3 in Makati City and graced by celebrity brand ambassadors, saw people lining up as early as 11 AM on November 10 to be among the first to get their hands on the new devices.

The first 22 customers who bought the iPhone 7 during the special midnight shopping event also took home up to P15,000 worth of freebies including PAL Mabuhay Miles credits, Adam Elements iKlips iOS storage, Urban Armor Gear rugged case, thecoopidea lightning cable, Whoosh cleaning kit, Belkin screen protector, and Bobino cable organizer. The rest of the midnight buyers also received a PhP 500-worth gift card from Power Mac Center.

People patiently wait till midnight of November 11, 2016 for the much anticipated launch of the new iPhone 7 at Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Alden Richards as OPPO F1s Newest Brand Ambassador

As OPPO unveils its special limited edition F1s metallic grey color, the brand also unveiled the "new face of the selfie expert" with none other than Alden Richards. The Kapuso heaththrob joins the OPPO family as one of its newest brand ambassadors also.

Uratex Viber Stickers Makes Sleeping More Fun

Uratex, known for manufacturing quality foam and mattresses that makes sleeping more than just a luxury introduces its "Ganda ng Gising" campaign that highlights the benefits of having good and relaxing sleep that will make Filipinos aware that it is as important as working hard in the day. Sleep is not just for one's good health but having the right amount of sleep can sweeten one's disposition and mood.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Globe myBusiness Presents: DigiMall Online Bazaar

Its bazaar season once again as Christmas is just a few weeks away. People are now starting to buy presents for family, friends, and love ones. Alas, this also mean that shopping malls are crowded, its traffic, and its really a bummer to fall in long times just to pay for your items.

Snap It With Snapcart

I've been using Snapcart app since it was introduced to me early October this year and I can say that its one of those apps that's going to be a regular fixture on my phone.

What is Snapcart? It is a mobile app that gives its users cashback by simply taking a snap of grocery receipts. Yes, this app is super perfect for moms like me or to anyone who loves to shop in groceries.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Globe, Cebuana Lhuillier, and Mynt Partnership for PH Financial Inclusion

Telco giant Globe, Cebuana Lhuillier, and Mynt recently forged a partnership that will make their products and services much more accessible to every Filipinos nationwide. This is done in its bid to promote "financial inclusion" in the country.

L to R: Ernest Cu, Globe President & CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier, President & CEO Cebuana Lhuillier, and Alex Tinio, G-Xchange President. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Promo Week 7

Time to cash-out at your favorite GCash Partner outlet this week and get a chance to win a Samsung Tablet at the GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Promo. And not only that, you are also entitled to join the grand raffle promo which may be your ticket to a brand new Nissan Juke.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Araneta Center Lights Giant Christmas Tree

Nothing is more special for us Filipinos than celebrating Christmas with our families, friends, and love ones. The Christmas Season is also a much awaited season here in the country and the festivities and merriments is several weeks long.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Happy Christmas at the Circuit Makati Bazaar

Its Christmas Season once again and everyone is excited to shop for their families, friends, and love ones. And great news for Christmas shoppers, its the time of bazaars again and Circuit Makati is hosting one of the most biggest and grandest outdoor bazaar in town.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Win a Fitbit Alta on the 6th Week of GCash Christmas

Start swiping your Gcash card again this week and get a chance to win a Fitbit Alta from the 12 Weeks of Gcash Christmas Promo. You are also entitled to join the grand raffle draw and win a brand new Nissan Juke.

Alay Sining of Rotary Club of Makati West

ART WITH A HEART.  Art can save lives and this has been proven by the Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) as it launches its annual charity art sale on November 11-13, 2016 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 in Makati City. 

The much awaited iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available beginning November 11, 2016 (Friday). This latest Apple phone boasts of having extended battery life than the previous models, and new advanced camera features, as well as being dust and water resistant.

Customers can now inquire and register their interest (pre-orders) for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Stay tuned for the complete plan details.

 viva manilena

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Keeping in-Touch with Google Duo

Trying out Mystery Manila with your friends is a fun challenge to overcome. No matter which room you choose, it’ll always be something new and something that highlights teamwork between you and your friends. Together, you would feel the sweet success of victory upon finishing the room (challenge) or the frustration when you’re almost there. Either way you still get to have fun.

No Stains, No Fears With Ariel

Just recently, Ariel, the world’s leading detergent, hosted a summit honoring 100 Filipinas who are fearless in pursuing their passion with a Wash Your Fears Summit. Ms. Kris Aquino, Ariel’s brand ambassador also graced the event as well as 10 other Fearless Women who discussed the “State of Filipina Women.” These women shared their inspirational stories on how they were able to overcome their fears and succeeded in life.

Monday, October 31, 2016

VISITA IGLESIA: Saint Jude Church

Saint Jude Church in Mendiola is one of the most popular church in the city. Thousands of devotees flock to this church especially on Thursdays which is the church' feast day. Saint Jude is also known as the patron for the desperate.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Shop Using GCash MasterCard and Get a Chance to Win A Huawei Watch

Win a Huawei Watch this week (October 28 - November 3, 2016) simply by swiping your GCash MasterCard to pay for your shopping.

Have a Stroll at BGC Greenway Park

Imagine waking up to a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a run. You take a quick shower, put on your running clothes, tie your shoelaces, and head out. You make your way to the BGC Greenway Park.  It’s still early, it’s peaceful. Great, no distractions. You breathe in the fresh air and feast your eyes on the lush greenery lining the length of the park with the beautiful BGC cityscape as a backdrop. You look over to the other side and see a group huddled in laughter at the Manila Golf Club. Ahh, this is the life.

Getting Acquainted with 100% Organic Pearl CoixRe

FINE Japan Co. Ltd., one of Japan's nutraceutical companies that has been into healthy food supplements for more than four decade now recently introduced to the Philippines the 100% Organic Pearl Coix.

Pearl Coix works wonders at reducing acne and smoothening skin giving you a healthy pink glow. It is also the only product in the market today that uses pure 100% organic ingredients to whiten skin.

Enjoy Shopping with Smart Mastercard

The holiday season is here and the shopping frenzy will begin again. Smart subscribers are in for a treat though because it teamed up withPayMaya, the country's leading digital payments mobile app so that users will get an instant virtual Smart MasterCard that they can use for digital purchases.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Power Mac Center Launches the Catalyst-line of Cases for Apple Devices

Be the catalyst of change and bring your Apple device when you go on an adventure. Catalyst, the award-winning global brand of waterproof and adventure-proof cases for Apple devices is now available at Power Mac Center.

Rinnai Kitchen Appliances is Now Available Exclusively at SM Appliance Centers

Majority of Filipinos love to cook and having a home-cooked meal strengthens familial ties. 

With Rinnai, the no. 1 appliance brand in Japan since 1920, it seeks to elevate the way of life especially those of the millennials in preparing dishes with tabletop stoves, hobs, cooking ranges, and range hoods designed with the precise performance of Japanese technology.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016 Coronation Night

The much-awaited coronation night of Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016 was recently held at the hip Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig City last October 23, 2016. The full-packed venue was there to cheer the 17 finalists who are vying for the crown.

Friday, October 21, 2016

GCASH 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Promo

Pay your bills without leaving the comforts of your home via GCash. This is a faster and safer way to pay your utility bills, telecom, credit card bills simply by using your mobile phone. GCash is a micropayment service by Globe Telecom.

And because it is almost Christmas, paying your bills via GCash entitles you to join the Christmas Raffle Promo and get a chance to win a Bose Soundlink Speaker and a 2016 Nissan Juke.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Globe Innovation Forum 2016: Find Your Purpose / Transform Business to Greatness

The 7th Enterprise Innovation Forum (EIF) which was recently held at the SMX Convention Center brings together local and international thought leaders and speakers to instill one important thing- Purpose.

Why are you in business?

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