Monday, September 30, 2013

Subic FitFest Pocket Event 2nd Week: CoreHiit at Options Studio

Remember when I said I'm taking getting fit into the next level? Well I'm ecstatic when Ohms invited us to join the Subic FitFest Pocket Events here in Manila. Every weekend, there are exciting activities that we can join in, as passport to the big event. The first one I have been to, is the CoreHiiT Challenge or Pilates at the Options Studio located at the RCBC Plaza, Makati City. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Swimming with the Sharks and Sting Rays at Manila Ocean Park

The Sharks and Rays Encounter at the Manila Ocean Park
Almost everyone I know is afraid of sharks. Even if I wanted to be a mermaid when I was little, and there are vegetarian sharks in the movie Shark Tale, I never thought in a million years that I could be swimming with them. And that also includes sting rays, because in our household, there’s a myth that being whipped by their tails will make that your last day of existence. But with Manila Ocean Park’s newest attraction, the Sharks and Rays Encounter, you’ll feel like Ariel and get friendly with these (once) scary creatures!

Monday, September 23, 2013

BDJ Box Beauty Social: Primp and Prettify on September 29, 2013!

Because Ms. Dar pegged me and Krystle as BDJ Veterans, I’m counting down the days to the BDJ Box Beauty Social at Skydome SM City North EDSA on September 29, 2013.

BDJ Box is a beauty product discovery subscription service for women. Brought to you by the makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, BDJ Box aims to help every Filipina unbox her own beauty. For Php580 a month, subscribers receive a mass-customized box with at least 5-6 of the best beauty products delivered to their doorstep.

For the second time this year, they’re holding another Beauty-Filled event, delivering the best skincare, makeup and haircare brands under one roof for you to enjoy the whole day. Their lineup of beauty brands -- Shiseido, Too Cool for School, Lucido-L, Bifesta, Celeteque, Yves Rocher, L’Oreal Paris, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Revlon, Max Factor, Maybelline, Covergirl and Garnier – will definitely excite everyone who goes to the BDJ Box Beauty Social!

The event is open to everyone but only pre-registered girls will be allowed to participate in the talks, get a loot bag, and have their picture taken at the photobooth. Slots will be given on a first come, first served basis.

To pre-register for any of the talks, simply email the following:

Subject: BDJ Box Beauty Social Registration
Mobile Number:
Your answer to the question: “How do you prettify before an event?”

Top 3 choices for talks

For more details check BDJ Box's Facebook Page: To get your very own BDJ Box, visit their website:

Happy girls are always the prettiest! See you at the BDJ Box Beauty Social! I have already registered, so I hope you sent yours too :)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Giveaway Winners

Many people could not believe that strands of human hair can actually be a violin bow. We've seen the advertisements, and even the video. So now, it is just fitting that two of my blog readers actually experience hair that's beyond beautiful. :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

SmartShop 2013 Features ArtWalk

One of the many influences we have in our country is art. May it be mainstream or not, these creations are meant to be seen and take inspiration from. This September 21-22, Zonta Club Makati & Environs will let you see the local artistic creations at the Rockwell Tent from 9am-9pm.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Alfa Goes Back to Her Pinoy Roots with World Go Blue

Spent hours before my birthday with an acoustic jam with Alfa, and I must say that it was one of the memorable night I've ever had. With her alluring voice and a multi-instrumentalist, Alfa goes back to her Pinoy roots to make her "kababayans" hear what she got. And can I just say that she's really amazing, inside and out. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

MOMZILLAS on Theaters This September 18

Do you wanna laugh your worries away? Star Cinema's "Momzillas" hits the theaters this September 18. Starring the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano and Rough Diamond Star Eugene Domingo, these two comedy hitmakers will give you the laugh trip that you need. This newest masterpiece is brought to us by the award-winning director, Wenn V. Deramas.

From Barangay Cooking Idols to Talented Master Chefs

Filipinos are ingenious when it comes to cooking. We have a wide variety of cuisines that have been passed on from different generations. Last September 5, SM Hypermarket launched the Master Chefs 2013 Barangay Cooking Challenge and it marked the beginning of the cooking competitions to be held in all 37 SM Hypermarkets nationwide. Because SM Hypermarket knows that not all great chefs are just in restaurants but also in different ‘barangays’, they can now showcase their talents, not just in cooking, but he/she must wow the crowd as well. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fitness Weekends are Made of These

I have a commitment to get fit (and okay, maybe a bit fab). That's why I got super excited when I got a free pass to the fitness weekends that are happening in Manila this September 13-15. This is en route to the Subic Fitness Festival happening on November. Check out their fabulous activities this weekend from their PR:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vania Romoff for Ensembles’ Young Designer Series Holiday 2013

Ensembles is back with another budding fashion designer for its Young Designer Series 2013. In its 5th Year, Ensembles empowers strong and independent women with a style that’s fashion forward yet elegant, that’s why Vania Romoff is a perfect match to this philosophy. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rexona Holds “Run To Your Beat” Fun Run

DO:MORE at the Rexona Run to Your Beat

Rexona invites running enthusiasts, professional and recreational runners to DO:MORE and join their exciting and one-of-a-kind race this year, the “Run to Your Beat”, this October 20, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Grounds.

Why is this one-of-a-kind? It is just the Philippines’ first ever multi-sensorial night run where live music pushes people to run further and culminates in a party at the finish line. 

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Lifestyle Change

Saying YES to a healthier lifestyle
It’s September once again. Approaching the BER-months for me promises a lot of things – first, my birthday has already passed and I turned a year older, a few celebrations and there will be more feasts this upcoming Christmas season that I can already imagine. I always thought I could be young forever, going to my 8-5 work as a banker, then off to events as a blogger when I punch out the timecard. But I guess there’s always something to remind you that you’re turning older – the body complains and it reacts to everything you do.

Hello to a new lifestyle habit
Lately, I’ve been experiencing difficulty in breathing and going up using the stairs for just two floors makes me really tired. My boyfriend walks really fast and every time we go out, it feels like it’s so hard to keep up with his pace. So I thought this really has to stop, and I have to change it real fast.

Because Circulan Promises Good Health
I’m the type of person who always has a plan, so I researched about my condition, and came up with stress and not so good blood circulation. So aside from trying to work out even for an hour a day, I found out that CIRCULAN Soft Gel Capsule can help me further. With its 4 in 1 formula, I read that it promotes good blood circulation and has Hawthorne Berry for healthy heart, Ginkgo Biloba (this is really popular nowadays) to help the arteries, Garlic Oil for the blood and Lemon Balm extract to soothe your nerves. CIRCULAN is an effective food supplement and it has approved FDA benefits. Know more about this product at

Another hectic event day at work with the officemates
Being a banker and a blogger at the same time means a lot of stress, not so normal sleeping patterns and you have less time for yourself. But then again I don’t have to worry because Circulan Promises Good Health. My lifestyle change starts now, so I hope yours will be successful as well. 


I LIKED the Circulan Facebook Page at and browsed through some really good health articles. Follow them too for good reads about blood circulation, exercise and living life in full circle.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

The Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Giveaway

One thing about being beautiful is having a healthy and shiny hair. And Cream Silk has a new revolutionary product that enables to strengthen your hair to up to 10x more. Cream Silk’s Hair Fall Defense line gives you the best ever protection against the harmful elements that damage your tresses.

Their new product smoothens and make your hair strands shine and penetrates hair deep inside with its Vita-Boost Complex. If you have seen Sam Pinto starring in Cream Silk’s newest TVC, you can discover how the Hair Fall Defense range not only makes you see strong hair, but also makes you hear it, too. A human hair used in a bow? Watch the TVC, share it with your friends, and believe in the power to go beyond beautiful!

You also get the chance to have beautiful strong hair like Sam by winning a Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense gift pack! Just follow these 5 easy steps:

1. Like Cream Silk on Facebook and on Twitter.
2. Follow me on Twitter via @hazelnutzy.
3. Share this link on your social media sites.
4. Don't forget to tag @hazelnutzy and use the hashtags #hairviolin and #BeyondBeautiful. Share the link with the following copy:

“@hazelnutzy @creamsilkph Not only can strong hair be seen; now, it can be heard. #hairviolin #BeyondBeautiful”

5. On September 18, wait for my post as I announce the two lucky winners of the Hair Fall Defense gift pack.

It's that simple and easy. What are you waiting for? Click and share now to a beautiful and strong hair!

P.S.: This contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

On The Job and The Latest Issues in Our Country

ON THE JOB is an honest to goodness film.

I am never an action movie person. But seeing its trailer, powerhouse cast and directed by the award-winning director Erik Matti made me believe that there's more to the guns and violent scenes. And I was glad I went to see this movie without thinking twice.

Spend Grandparents Day at the Araneta Center

This Sunday, show your gratitude to your lolo and lola by bringing them to the Araneta Center for a day of fun and bonding. This September 8, a special photo exhibit showcasing life's precious moments will be presented at the Making Memories exhibit.  It will also include tips on how to strengthen brain power.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Yabu Opens at the North

Presenting the newest YABU Branch at SM City North EDSA
Who doesn’t love Yabu? Almost everyone in my office rave about their katsu, the first time it opened in SM Megamall last year. My officemates and I loved their set katsu meals and a friend always orders their curry katsu. Months back, I have already been excited to see their “Opening Soon” poster at SM City North EDSA. And now it finally arrived in the North! Located at The Block, “Northerners” can now enjoy their yummy katsus anytime of the day.

I-Dance Studio: The Best Space for a Fabulous Lifestyle

Get ready to be up and moving at  the I-Dance Studio
The verse "Health is Wealth" has been said over and over again for so many decades. And yet, it is still important for us to maintain the right physique so we can go on being fit and fabulous. I am one of the perfect examples of a girl trying get fit because of my hormonal problems, and whatever it takes, I know I have to step forward and initiate my goal. That's why I'm so thrilled that I found the I-Dance Studio, a happy place where your health and fitness is important, regardless of gender and age. 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Crazy That is on Pork (Barrel)

Where do your taxes go? (Image from Rappler)
Being on vacation makes you read, watch and hear a lot of stuff. And by that, I mean the timely issues that the country is facing today. No, I wasn't able to join the Million People March last August 26, but I was with them in spirit, hating the fact that the tax money that was being slashed off my paycheck every month goes to the undeserving parties. 

But what makes me feel cheated the most is how the government always says there are no special treatment to Janet Lim-Napoles. Of course, we Filipinos feel impatient that there is no sudden action after her surrender and news have been just reporting about her claustrophobia and the rise of her blood pressure. I cannot blame our people of being so disgusted about what is happening around us.  

An official release from the government was uploaded about what will happen after abolishing the pork barrel and fair enough, this new system gives me a little bit of hope that the Philippines will finally get the right programs and reforms that it so much deserve.

I once saw a TV program where they interview students if they know Janet Lim-Napoles. It is disappointing that some of the future generation are not aware of what's happening around them. Maybe someday, when the government funding finally comes to place, our money could go somewhere useful so the children will be wise enough to fight corruption and be what our national heroes hoped for. 

So for now, all I can wish is a more transparent government. No buts, no ifs. Yes, I think we can wait for due process when the process is clean and the information will be laid upon the people. And dear government, we will be all watching. I am expecting big things starting today. 


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