Monday, December 28, 2015

41s Metro Manila Film Festival Winners Awarded


Ever year, the Metro Manila Film Festival showcases Filipino movies for the whole family. Last night, the Awards Night was held at the Kia Theatre in Araneta Center and were in partnership with HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

HOOQ Places Students Films in MMFF Spotlight


Young minds shine bright with HOOQ, Asia's largest video on demand service, with the collaboration of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) to screen a selection of the official entries on the app.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

McDonald's #AlDubKoTo 2016 Calendars Are Now Available


Attention AlDub Nation! This December 10, the McDonald's #AlDubKoTo 2016 calendars are finally available! AlDub fanatics can collect all three different designs: Pabebe Wave, Kiss, and Pinky Swear.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Be a #HotspotHottie with Huawei Pocket Wifi


How do you get to be a hottie? First, you have to get a lot of followers. Second, you must have a lot of presence in social media accounts. And third, a reliable internet connectivity is a MUST. Now, you are ready to be a #HotspotHottie with Huawei Pocket Wifi! 

Max's Restaurant Celebrates Its 70th Birthday



Max's Restaurant has always been part of my family's tradition. When I graduated in Prep school, Elementary, High School and College, every celebration was held at Max's. I'm not so sure if it's the sumptuous fried chicken, or the fact that we consider it like home. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Max's Restaurant brought its family, friends, and loyal customers back to the place where it all began, the original branch at Scout Tuazon. It was a grand and joyful birthday celebration, through which Max's Restaurant sought to show their appreciation for the years of support customers gave to The House That Fried Chicken Built. 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

December Musings

Oppa, Gangnam style. 
Two countries, two cities. That's how I would sum up my 2015. Boarded the plane six times and it was probably my most eventful so far.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Beautiful Inside and Out with Myra Facial Wash


When using a product for my face, I only just have one rule, "You have just one face, use only the best for it". It's always impossible to look for a product that is "hiyang" for me, and the good thing about Myra Facial Wash is that their products are safe and dermatologist-tested. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Sinag Maynila Films Continue to Make Waves Here and Abroad


Pinoy prides continues to shine with independent film festival, Sinag Maynila. This vision was born because of Solar Entertainment Corporation, CEO Wilson Tieng and renowned festival director Brillante Mendoza. As we all know, we have more than enough talented homegrown filmmakers and Tieng and Mendoza wishes for the country to have a festival that inspires, educates and enlightens our Filipino viewers.  After a successful run last March, the films have gone on to garner attention both in the country and abroad thanks to their compelling narrative.

Say Merry Christmas with a Starbucks Card


One of my favorite gifts to receive this Christmas is a Starbucks Card because I know that it is special, and I can buy my favorite coffee with it. So this holiday season, give a Merry Christmas greeting with a Starbucks Card and make your loved ones enjoy their fill of coffee goodness. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Cheers with the Great Samsung Giveaways



What is happiness for you? Mine is winning the coolest prizes because it only tells how blessed I am. But what I am announcing today is more than the holiday bliss, because Samsung makes sure that it shares its joys with its customers by giving the best gifts this season. The Great Samsung Giveaways, which runs from November 6 – December 31, 2015 promises to be Samsung’s biggest and merriest holiday offer to date, with all out free bundles, gifts, and daily raffle. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Second Chance with Popoy and Basha


Popoy and Basha, these two are the iconic characters of the "ultimate feels" movie, One More Chance. And now, after eight years, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo are back in the big screen for the sequel - A Second Chance. 

Experience Dove Real Care and Win a Beach Getaway



Christmas time is so near and the holidays are just so tedious. There are parties here and there, and we ladies are not just busy with the preparations, but also with how we look. In fact,  while 8 out of 10 women consistently engage in underarm hair removal to prepare for the season, they may not know that plucking, shaving and waxing actually damage their underarm skin, leading to irritation and bumpiness. That's why its comforting to know that Dove is the deodorant that delivers skin caring benefits and the way to beautiful underarms. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Top Philippine Celebrities Join #TeamiFLIX


Who here still hasn't downloaded iFlix? I think it's the only Internet TV service that I've subscribed to because the have Korean dramas and the top International movies to date. But another good reason why you should subscribe to iFlix is because now, you get to watch top PH celebrities like Iza Calzado, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Ruffa Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, JM Rodriguez, and Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon. This comes with the collaboration with PLDT, Smart and Samsung Philippines.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Selfie Ready: ASUS Zenfone Selfie


Gone are the days when a phone is used only for connecting with your family and friends. Today, having a smartphone is actually a lifestyle. As a blogger, I have to arrive prepared at events, armed with a camera, a tablet and even my handy dandy planner because I'm still old school. But most importantly, I have to make sure to capture the moments, and even the personalities I come across everyday. And that's where the ASUS Zenfone Selfie is the perfect companion for me. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Zoomanity Group Hosts "Dinner in the Dark"


 



Ever wonder how it is to be blind? Last November 9, we experienced a remarkable dinner that is one for the books. Get the chance to open your eyes with the "dark" condition at a special dinner by the Zoomanity Group. 

Power Over Cervical Cancer: The Power Wives



The power to protect yourself from cervical cancer is in your hands. Every woman regardless of race, age, lifestyle or socio-economic status is at risk. But it can be prevented. The World Health Organization recommends screening and vaccination as a form of preventive healthcare. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Have the Perfect Selfie With the New Instax Mini 70


Instax are love! They take photos further because you now have printed copies of your photos and you can personalize them too. And now, Fujifilm launches the newest Instax mini 70, their latest camera with improved image quality, a new Selfie mode and other exciting features that are perfect for parties especially now that it's Christmas season. 

Monday, November 09, 2015

Calata Corp Breaks Guinness World Record for the Largest Lechon Party


I don't know anyone who doesn't like Lechon, here in the Philippines. It's in every festivity and celebration in the country and you'd know that it is grand whenever you see one. Yesterday, Calata Corp, one of the biggest agribusiness conglomerates in the country, hosted the largest "Lechon Party" as part of their 16th Anniversary and an early Christmas treat to the less privileged residents of Metro Manila. Not only did they hosted a grand celebration, they also broke the Guinness World Record on the largest serving of Roast Pork. These and all happened at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle. 

Converse Chuck Taylor Collaborates with DC Comics


Converse lets you be your own super hero! The brand recently launched its limited edition collection that features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Justice League characters illustrated by renowned DC Comics artists Jim Lee, Jock (Mark Simpson), Andy Kubertand Kenneth Rocafort. This DC Comics collection marks Converse’s eighth collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, which first launched Fall 2010.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

ASUS Launches ZenLooks


Fashion and ASUS makes a great combination. Recently, the brand 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.

Calata Corp Guns to Break Guinness Record with Lechon Party





Calata Corporation, one of the biggest agribusiness conglomerates in the country, is mounting a grand “Lechon Party” for the less privileged residents of Metro Manila in its bid to break the record for largest serving of roast pork. The Lechon Party is set to happen on November 8, 2015, 4:00 pm at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City, in celebration of Calata Corporation’s 16th anniversary, and as an early Christmas gift to the less fortunate residents of the Metro.

Martin Andanar Spearheads Podcast.PH


Not so many people here in the Philippines are familiar with podcasts. Last year, I was one of those who would listen to one podcast program because it is informative and entertaining at the same time. Recently, we were invited at the Mancave of TV 5's Martin Andanar and knew more about his podcast channel, Podcast.ph

Friday, November 06, 2015

Celebrate Your #LoveKoTo Moment with Viber and McDonald's


Talking to friends and loved ones online has just gotten more fun with the new McDonald's Sticker Pack for Viber.  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Heineken Invites PH Fans to Celebrate Bond's Movie Premiere


Ahead of the worldwide release of Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Spectre this autumn, Heineken® announced the latest chapter of its 17-year global partnership with the iconic James Bond film franchise.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fright Frappe with Starbucks


It's Halloween season once again! And this year, Starbucks Philippines launched its special halloween drink, the FRAPPULA FRAPPUCCINO!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekend Chill at South Spot


Thank God It's Friday! Good news to my friends who hail from the South, I found just the place where you can unwind with your friends and loved ones after a stressful week. Why not chill this weekend at the South Spot, located at Aguirre Street in BF Homes, Paranaque.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Seoul Searching

I've been racking my brains for weeks because I couldn't complete my South Korea trip itinerary. Yes, finally, our Visa was finally approved that I now have the guts to talk about it. All thanks to Michael of Planwise Travel Services, getting it was so easy-peasy. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Indulge Yourself with #DoveMeTime




Work-Life balance. These are such easy words to say, but so hard to practice. You are mostly just caught up in work, that you forget to pamper yourself and become so stressed. But having a "me time" is so important because there, you get to drench all your worries and become renewed. After a hard day's work, one of the activities you can indulge in is taking a relaxing bath to feel fresh and alive.

Uniqlo Large Stores Carry Special Collections


Ask me to go to Uniqlo, and I feel as if it's one of the magical places on Earth. I mean, really, I love how their products just fit perfectly and the quality of clothes in a one stop shop. And now, Uniqlo offers its special collection in its large stores in Metro Manila - SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Aura and SM Mall of Asia. Not only do they have a wide array of apparels, but these store also carry limited-edition pieces from international brands and designer collaborations like DISNEY Magic for All, Ines De La Fressange, and UNIQLO’s most recent partnership with French fashion designer Christophe Lemaire.


UNIQLO and LEMAIRE 


Uniqlo recently partnered with Lemaire with the LifeWear concept - simple made better. These timeless pieces are embodied with elegance and moderate relaxation and comfort, especially in the coming "chilly" season. 

The much-anticipated collaboration promises Uniqlo’s high quality materials at a perfect price. The color palette of this chic collection is mostly of greens, navies, whites, and reds. The men’s and women’s collections will be available in SM Megamall and SM Aura, two out of UNIQLO’s four large stores starting October 2 until the end of Fall Winter 2015. 

UNIQLO and Ines De La Fressange Paris


In 2013, former fashion model and muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld, Ines De La Fressange re-launched her own brand, INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS, a luxury lifestyle brand that includes a wide range of products to create a truly Parisian style, from ready-to-wear apparel to interior decorations. 

An afternoon at Paris, Ines collaborated with UNIQLO’s LifeWear using her unique sense of style, based on refined feminine beauty and authentic quality. The UNIQLO and INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2015 Collection Fall and Winter Collaboration employs wool and other natural fabrics in a variety of styles and colors. Ines’ jackets for this season retain traditional tailoring, while offering the modern comforts that women want. 

Disney MAGIC FOR ALL Collection 



And for the kids and kids at heart, UNIQLO also launches its Magic for All 2015 Fall Winter collection. This line is complete with products from Ultra-Light Down, fleece, flannel shirts, and UTs, to plush toys, umbrellas, room slippers and more. The collection features Walt Disney’s beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, as well as popular characters from Star Wars, Disney Pixar, Toy Story, Marvel’s Avengers and Frozen. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

555 Fried ng Barangay Cooking Showdown


When it comes to sardines, what brand comes to your mind? Maine, I mean, mine is 555 Fried Sardines, and it recently held a cooking showdown named, “Make Your Barangay Proud” in chosen Barangays from Pampanga, Pangasinan and Quezon.

#QC75: Quezon City Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary


Quezon City has a special place in my heart. I may not be born in the city, but I feel as if I've grown there. My alma mater, Little Merry Hearts Montessori was in the Quezon City, and I think the first mall I've ever been to is SM North EDSA. The city is so colorful. And filled with fondest memories, that is why I am also celebrating with its people on its Diamond Jubilee Year.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mercato Centrale Moves Into a New Location!


Mercato Centrale in BGC has already made a big impact in the area. After five years, it has officially moved into a more accessible location at the corner of 7th Avenue and 25th Street, across The Forum and in front of the “Between the Lines” art mural (known more popularly as ‘The Spaceman’ by the art duo Cyrcle from Los Angeles).

No More Bad Hair Days with SYOSS


I've always believed that your hair is your crowning glory. But with our ever changing season - from being sunny to humid or wet and clammy, the weather is expected to bring out bad hair days. May you have short or long ones, it still makes hair feel bad and sad.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Arakawa Japanese Kitchen and Bar Opens at Pasig City


Sushi Saturdate - that's was my theme during the opening of Arakawa Japanese Kitchen and Bar last September 26. Located at Comtal Building, C. Raymundo, Pasig City, diners can now enjoy their Japanese food craving that is fit for their budget. 

Saturday, October 03, 2015

RIA-Lizations: Music as my Therapy



Ria Hazel version 2.0
I cannot believe that it has been five months. If I was younger, I'd be really pissed that I'm still not in a relationship now. I guess when you get really older, you'd hot the realization that you would want to spend more time with yourself first, and make sure that the next one would be THE ONE. 

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Style in a Flash: The OPPO R7 Series


It's big, it's better and larger in performance. OPPO Philippines recently launched the R7 Series with two variations - the R7 Lite and the R7 Plus - with 5-inch screen and 6-inch screen, respectively. These new phones proved to bring more in the table with its amazing features and reliable performance.

PhilCare Frontiers Health Care Availment with NFC Cards


PhilCare, the first health care provider in the Philippines revolutionizes the next best thing in availment by using NFC-capable membership cards. This new technology helps in providing faster and more efficient service to its members.

Habitat for Humanity Invites You To Be a Dream Builder

Every individual has the right to have a home. And whether you have the resources or not, everyone deserves the right to a comfortable shelter. And this October, you can help build dreams with Habitat for Humanity Philippines'  Dream Builder Program.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

3M Philippines Launches Command Hanging Market


Weekend markets are the best. They have most of the household things that you need within your reach. And 3M recently launched a market fit for your homes with the Command Hanging Market at DMCI Homes by Command™ Damage-Free Mounting Solutions from 3M!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Be Part of This Year's BDJ Veteran's Night


Belle de Jour Power Planner turns 10! And on its anniversary, 20 bellas can be part of this awesome celebration. Join now and be part of the BDJ Veterans' Night this October 8, 2015!

TeenWeekPH 2015 Gives Teens the Confidence to Shape Their Future


The children are the future of our generation. And nowadays, teens need all the help they can get so they can face the different challenges that this life brings. They need role models to guide them on physically, mentally and emotionally. And by this, #TeenWeekPH can help them in every step of the way.

Striding on its third year, #TeenWeekPH is back and bigger than ever! As part of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, this program aims to power up future-ready teens by giving them the confidence to shape their future. And how do you do that? #TeenWeekPH helps teens to improve their personal care and hygiene habits. After two years, teens who joined the program started taking better care of themselves by using personal care products. And those who were already using products, started using the products more regularly, as part of their hygiene routine. This only shows that the program made a positive impact, and continues to inspire more teens.

TeenWeekPH's newest ambassador is Claudia Barretto
Students’ intent on pursuing higher education increased by 18% after their participation in #TeenweekPH. Students also said that they now think they have clearer dreams and ambitions because #TeenweekPH made them believe in themselves. Lastly, after #TeenweekPH, 28% more teens now believe that they are ready for the future. A simple tweet from Raneal (username: @iamrein22143) best captures the kind of impact #TeenweekPH has had on teens: “@TeenweekPH, thanks for coming up with something that all the teens can relate to, I appreciate that you’re there for all the teens.” 

Because of its contribution to the welfare of Filipino teens, the program has been recognized by national and international award winning bodies such as the Anvil Awards, Tambuli Awards and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy Awards (AMES) in Singapore. It also continues to expand more areas in Visayas and Mindanao, having a total of 125 public and private schools to have been part of the program.

The Enciso sisters join the TeenWeekPH
Tailored to teen-relevant themes per day, #MoveUpMonday tackles teen life and goal setting, with a poster making activity while #TransformTuesday teaches teens to care for their skin with Pond’s and Master. #WorkItWednesday encourages teens to build their talents and confidence, with challenges from Rexona. #ThinkBigThursday focuses on dreams and ambitions, with untangling limitless possibilities and nothing to hide workshops from Cream Silk and CLEAR. And on #FutureFriday, students will learn the importance of building lasting friendships and relationships in their teenage years.

Along with the daily edutainment modules, a series of videos that tackle different aspects of teen life, #TeenWeekPH also introduces the Teen Talks, speeches given by informed and successful young men and women on topics such as self-esteem, talent and confidence, dreams and ambitions. Dubbed the Teen Council, speakers include basketball player and entrepreneur Chris Tiu, multi-awarded Filipina volleyball player Alyssa Valdez, and actor and dancer Enrique Gil, among others. 

The week-long workshops will culminate in #TeenWeekPH Fairs that will be held in key cities nationwide. Co-created by teens and for teens, the #TeenWeekPH Fairs are an opportunity for teens to showcase and test their confidence, as they experience a whole day of fun activities, booths and performances by special guests.

#TeenWeekPH ultimately aims to teach teens the importance of proper hygiene and personal development, so they gain the confidence they need to take charge of their own future. 

For more information visit TeenWeekPH.com.

J&T Plasticware Celebrates 25 Years of Success and Excellence


A must have in each and every home is storage. I, for one, thinks plastic containers are very essential, not just for big families, but even starting couples. And it's nice to know that my family's choice in dish drawers and plastic cabinets, J&T Plasticware marks a major milestone in celebrating its 25th year in providing elegant and quality products to every Filipino.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Green Inferno: Casting the Cannibals


How do you teach an Amazon tribe, who has no idea what a movie is to act like angry savage cannibals? 
Eli Roth’s solution: Make them watch Cannibal Holocaust.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

#IDoItTwiceAWeek


Few years ago, I found out that I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). This disorder made me fat, full of acne and became not so confident with how I look. I was 140 lbs and growing. No amount of exercise or diet could make me lose weight, because of my weird hormones. 

Fashion and Technology Meet at the S Carpet


 

On the first day of September, fashion and inspiration struts the S Carpet for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+. As it infused the design and innovation of the 2 new flagship Samsung phones, SMX SM Aura Premier was transformed into an A-list destination with the biggest names in fashion, design, and arts. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What's New At Starbucks This September?


There are a lot of new things at Starbucks, and it's coming this September 15. Handcrafted coffee beverages, sumptuous food, and even a new card design are available at their stores, and you just have to get first dibs with these treats. 

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