Friday, August 31, 2012

Katy Perry's Part of Me 3D Premieres at Gateway Cineplex

I love, love, love Katy Perry! The first time I heard I Kissed a Girl, I was scandalized, but after her she released Thinking of You, I got so hooked. (Not to mention her Giambattista Valli shoes!) When Kath said that she’s inviting bloggers for the Philippine Premiere of Katy Perry’s Part of Me 3D at the Gateway Cineplex 10, I immediately signed up to watch this fabulous movie.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Change Your Lifestyle with nTrust

This photo was taken at a food court in Metro Manila while people were lining up for their orders. See the old lady in front of me? Even she was already pissed. :(

So if you want to avoid long line-ups, go to

I do not know one person who loves waiting. Even Bob Marley created a song and said he doesn't wanna wait in vain. As the eldest in the family, I am always tasked to order for food, line up at the cashier and follow the sea of people that requires great customer service.

Learn Business from the Experts at the CHInoypreneur Day

Do you have a Fil-Chinese friend that's great in business? This September 1, you can learn business techniques and tips from the "Chinoy" experts at the CHinoypreneur Day. Read more about the program and register now to get invited to this enlightening event.

SM City Manila Takes the Centerstage for the 3-Day Sale

September's flying in so fast and its always better to shop during the coming months because Christmas is nearly approaching. Ushering the start of the "ber" months, SM City Manila will hold its 3-day Sale this August 31 to September 2. With up to 70% off on great choices, you can shop until you drop for gifts and other items on your list.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mozilla Philippines Holds Roadshow for HTML5 & Firefox OS

Mozilla Firefox has been buzzing for so many years now. But did you know that its mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet? Last August 22, we were invited to join their roadshow that was held at the Globe Telecom's Globe Labs in Makati to learn more about Mozilla here in the Philippines. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1000th Post + An Ode to Summer 2012 at The Wonderful Bohol

The hills are alive
When I started blogging, I had a list of places I wanted to explore and share. I wanted have this huge map in my room and encircle those I've been to, just like my Dad's. But due to time and budget constraints, I had to travel only once or twice a year because, lets face it, going out of town costs a lot and if you scrimp some more, you can't really have the vacation you deserve. So with the help of budget airlines (Thank you AirPhilExpress) and research from the Internet, my vacation at Bohol was definitely the most relaxing and enjoyable to date.

Friday, August 24, 2012

3M Philippines and Summit Media Hold the 2nd Good Ideas Workshop

Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco hosts the Good Ideas Workshop
Summit Media's Good Housekeeping Magazine and 3M Philippines partnered this August, as they held the second Good Ideas Workshop. The program was attended my moms and lifestyle bloggers last August 12 at the SM City North EDSA. Hosted by Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco, we were treated to a day of fun and basic housekeeping tips for the modern household. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SOLO Celebrates Tonton Young's Pupung

I was fond of buying comics when I was in Elementary. My Lola would always give me coins so I could buy the things that I want, while I spend for enjoyable reads. Whenever my budget fails, I resort to the newspapers that my Lolo bring home from work. As SOLO featured the work of Larry Alcala last 2010, and the Father of Filipino Cartoons, Tony Velasquez and Kenkoy last year, they are bringing back its Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series with Tonton Young's "Pupung", one of my most favorite reads while I was growing up.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Italianni's Reopens its Gateway Mall Branch

The very sassy Italianni's Gateway
It’s been so long since I went to Italianni’s. I remember that when it comes to Italian food –may it be pasta or pizza, their branch in SM Mall of Asia would be my most recommended among the restaurants there. Luckily, last Thursday, I got to witness the re-opening of Italianni’s at Gateway Mall and tried their newest dishes, together with the new look and feel of the restaurant.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes Live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

It was a busy Thursday, but that doesn't hinder me from going to the Smart Araneta Coliseum to watch the Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes Live in Manila. Sadly, I have a previous event to attend to so I missed seeing the Gym Class Heroes in action. My friends who were there already was enjoying their performance. It must have been great to see them perform "The Fighter". So coming from the break, Nelly Furtado suddenly popped up while singing "Maneater" and so the crowd went wild.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

SM Mega Food Sale Desserts at Akiba Cafe

Who doesn't love desserts? I don't know about you, but I do! Good thing I was with Rain and Alwin at the Mega Food Sale, so they brought me to Akiba Cafe after our hefty lunch at Sushi-Ya. I always go to SM Megamall for lunch, but why did I just discovered this today? I guess I was missing a lot, but now I know where to drag the girls for cakes and coffee. 

SM Mega Food Sale Experience at Sushi-Ya

Turning Japanese at Sushi-Ya
It's the MEGA FOOD SALE once again and it runs from August 17-19! If there's one thing I love to do, its trying out places to eat. And I cannot believe that there is a Japanese gem hidden downstairs SM Megamall Building B. No, its not Yamashita's treasure, but a restaurant which serves yummy Japanese treats and fits to your budget. Located at the Lower Ground Floor, SUSHI-YA is my first pit stop to this foodie adventure.

Friday, August 17, 2012

There Was Never Just One: The Bourne Legacy

I have never been a fan of Matt Damon. I was crushing Ben Affleck more because he’s so manly and he looks much taller than Matt. I know, I’m weird that way :P So when I found out that Jeremy Renner was playing the new Bourne installment ,(and you just gotta love him as Hawkeye and from Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol!) plus the fact that it was shot here in the Philippines, (where I’ve been a victim by the huge traffic in Manila for two months) I already know that I HAVE TO watch this film. As I’ve said, I’ve never been a fan of Matt Damon, so The Bourne Legacy is the first Bourne series that I’ve watched, and boy, did it never disappointed me.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Conquer the SM Mega Food Sale on August 17-19

Once again, SM Megamall's Mega Food Sale is back and now bigger and better! Introducing the ULTIMATE FOOD TRIP, you can feast at over 100 dining establishments on sale this Friday, August 17 to 19, 2012. I can't wait for Friday to come since my work is just a stone throw away from SM Megamall. So anyway, you can get huge discounts and promos on their delicious offers. But of course, SM would also want your dining experience more exciting. That's why you can get a chance to win an all-expense paid food trip to exciting destinations like Hongkong, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flawless Chocolates—Made Even Better by DELFI

Chocolates make people happy. When in time of distress, these succulent goodies are my number one best friend because its my happy food. But in my case, I am very picky when it comes to the quality of the chocolates I eat. It has to be in excellent shape and taste so I can enjoy my happy fix. And that is where Delfi, a top chocolate confectionery brand comes in. Manufacturing only world class-quality chocolates, they are perfectly indulging to my cravings.

Samsung Electronics Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Results

Being a Samsung follower for many years now, I am just so proud that they launch innovative and the create  the best products. I have not seen a Samsung user ever complained that they received a poor customer or sales service. My Dad was even still raving when they exchanged his Corby Wi-Fi with a new unit when he accidentally stuck a memory card in its slot. My boss is happy with her Samsung Galaxy Tab and did not use any after phone/tablet after that. So kudos to the Samsung Electronics team for their Second Quarter Earning results for the year. May you continue to bring us great products that will amaze us even more.

Spice Up the Olympics

I just had to blog about this. You see, I'm a huge Spice Girls fan. I remember asking my Kuya Arnel to buy me a cassette tape of their first album, Spice. I was so fond of Wanna Be and Stop that I danced to it whenever I hear the song. I even believed in stupid rumors like Scary Spice and Sporty Spice are not really girls but changed their preference. You know, shallow elementary stories. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

BDJ Passion Series: Get Gorgeous

Outfit: Pink dress: Thrifted | Bag: Mom's :) | Flats with Pink Bow: SM's Solemates
Happy Sunday lovies! Since I am about to spend my day at home, I decided to work on my backlogs. And boy, do I have many that are still piled up. Good thing I tinkled my camera today and saw that the Belle De Jour Passion Series: Get Gorgeous, that I attended last June 30 at Purebeauty, Serendra, was left unnoticed. So here's what happened to that awesome afternoon.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Honda Donates to Flood Victims

I just love companies who care. This August 10, 2012, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan, the parent company of the four Honda companies in the Philippines, announced that it will donate ¥1M (about Php 500,000) to families affected by the recent floods that hit the country. Due to the calamity that struck many Filipinos, Honda wanted to give back to the 539,838 families or 2 million Filipinos affected by the heavy floods, which continues to remain a significant economic and political issue in the Philippines.

In addition, Honda Foundation, Inc., the working organization for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities of the Honda Group in the Philippines: Honda Philippines, Inc. (motorcycle manufacturer), Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (car manufacturer), Honda Parts Manufacturing Corp. (Honda parts supplier), and Honda Trading Philippines, will donate One Million Pesos to help provide aid and assistance to the families and communities devastated by the recent calamity, and also help in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts.

I hope that other foreign companies would assist during times of distress. Bangon Pinoy! :) 

Thursday, August 09, 2012

SMB Gives Us 7,107 Reasons to Celebrate in the Philippines

Being born and raised in the Philippines is one of the things I am very proud of. My roots that are traced from Iloilo and Bulacan makes me honoured of the very diverse culture of our country. But what’s more gratifying about living in the 7,107 beautiful islands is its superb destinations and the exciting adventures in those places. San Miguel Beer, being the brand that caters to the many festivals that are happening in the country, came up with the to further promote the splendour of the Philippines.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Experience VIP Treatment at Araneta Center

Calling all movie and concert fanatics! Want to score FREE premium seats to the hottest shows with popcorn and drinks included? Then let Araneta Center prepare the red carpet for your to walk on, just by shopping or dining at the country's premier entertainment and lifestyle hub!

FTX Introduces Urban Rebound x Kangoo Jumps

The newest workout hits Manila! Brought by FTX, (Fun-Intense-Fusion-Training) Urban Rebound was launched using the Kangoo Shoes as a way of getting fit, while having a whole lot of fun. Lucky for me, I got the chance to experience this very exciting workout in the FTX Gym at Makati. 

Friday, August 03, 2012

SM Sta. Mesa 3-Day Sale Starts Today!

SM Sta. Mesa is PACKED! Packed with discounts, prizes and promos. Starting today, August 3, 4 and 5, a mall-wide sale with up to 70% off discount is in the works. Luckily for me, I witnessed the first day of the sale and made really good purchases. 

Step Up Revolution Premieres at Gateway Cineplex 10

“Sometimes, it’s not that bad to break the rules” – if there’s one thing I learned from Step Up Revolution, it would be to always follow what your heart says. The fourth installment of our most favorite dance movie premiered at Gateway Cineplex last July 31 and I was one of the lucky bloggers who saw it firsthand.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

3-Day Sale on SM SuperMalls Sta.Mesa, Valenzuela, Masinag, Calamba and Tarlac

Its time for the SM 3-Day Sale again! This August 3-5, SM Supermalls Sta. Mesa, Valenzuela, Masinag, Calamba and Tarlac will slash off  up to 70% off on great choices. I'm just as excited because SM Sta. Mesa will be participating and its just a train ride away!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Singing Champs Battle for the Karaoke World Championship Philippines

Last year, the KWC or Karaoke World Championship Philippines made amateur singers Lyda Shyla Roxas and Joel Cruz become world champion singers during the competition at Killarney, Ireland. One year have passed and the Search for the 2012 Filipino Karaoke Champions begin this August and here's the best part Amateur Singing Contest Champions from 2010 to May 2012 are invited to join the auditions for them to become world class quality performers.

Niscenssa Direct Sales Launches Their Newest Online Store

Niscenssa's New Online Store
Every time I drop by at Megamall, I often see Bela Padilla's posters at the Nisce Skin 'n Face branch. When I was invited to join their glam online store launch, I finally learned how she protects her skin - by using the products of Niscenssa Direct Sales which can be bought at their clinics. And as an alternative, you can now shop for their products online and hassle free.


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