Thursday, May 31, 2018

Must See Royal Artifacts on Your Next Luxury Tour



When I visit another country, I make sure to go to their palaces and establishments that make their history. More than the power and prestige that monarchs hold, it’s the artifacts and buildings signifying sovereignty that capture people’s imaginations. From the Forbidden City in Beijing to the British Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, these regal legacies embody the pomp and splendor of royalty commoners can only dream of.

TechThursday: ASUS ZenPower Slim 6000



Mobile Phones are one of the essentials in this age. And if you're like me, using my phone non-stop is a huge problem because I run out of battery so easily. With the mobile data on, at almost half a day, mobile accessories like power banks come in very handy. So my choice of juice is the ASUS ZenPower Slim 6000. 

Atom Araullo Shares His Travel Adventures With Vivo

Atom took clearer selfies during his travels with his new buddy, the Vivo V7+. 

TV personality and award-winning journalist Atom Araullo had been on a new mission on AXN’s Adventure Your Way: to look for the not so well-known destinations in the Philippines using his smartphone.  

Althea Makes Skincare Effortless with the Bare Essentials


Most of the time, life is complicated. You have to follow norms and steps just to achieve a goal. You have to go by the rules or get lost along the way. Life is already complicated - but your skin care shouldn't be. And this is why Althea brings you the easiest K-beauty skin care line, the Althea Bare Essentials.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tik Tok Launches the First "Talent ng Pilipino" Audition

Over the weekend, Edward and Maymay surprised their fans as they kicked off the #sayawngpilipino and #tunogngpilipino categories for Tik Tok’s “Talent ng Pilipino.”

Tik Tok, the most downloaded iPhone app in the world, launched its first-ever talent contest in the Philippines on May 26. The “Talent ng Pilipino” Audition provides young creators a platform to showcase their creativity, grow their fan base, and win cash prizes of up to Php50,000. Filipino stars Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber who inspired fans nationwide each started off a category of the talent contest.

Summer Feels Are Still Here With Starbucks



Summer is nearing its end, but the fun never stops with Starbucks Philippines! Starting June 5, they are offering Frappuccino® beverages to offer time-outs that transport you to the world of summer fun and get summer feels with these new creamy delights.


Inspired by delicious and creamy pistachio ice cream, the Pistachio Bon Bon Cream Frappuccino® blends authentic ground pistachio nuts and is made more decadent with chocolate sauce. It is then topped with fluffy whipped cream and finished with chunky, crunchy pistachio and waffle pieces.


Starbucks also adds flair to the familiar milk tea flavor with Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino®. Made with rich, aromatic black milk tea ground from premium tea leaves, it surprises with a generous layer of sweet and smooth, panna cotta pudding. The beverage is finished with whipped cream and a dusting of fine black tea powder.   



With the return of the Starbucks Cold Brew Retail Pack, those looking to spend their summer days in the comfort of their homes, can still enjoy a cup of refreshing coffee. Starbucks offers Cold Brew in easy-to-prepare retail packs, perfect for crafting your own batch at home. A custom blend of 70% Colombian and 30% African beans, the Starbucks Cold Brew Retail Pack offers a smooth and chocolate-y punch. With no heat required, the coffee is silkier and has a naturally sweeter taste.



Create sweeter moments this summer with the tropical-inspired Toucan Mini Card or make dad feel special with the limited edition Father’s Day Card. Both available for an initial activation amount of P500.

The rest of the summer is set to be a cool one with Starbucks, so #GetTheFeels and embrace the season!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

It's A Greenwich Hawaiian Party for Bela and Yassi


Summer fun and birthday bash - that's what the month of May is for stars Yassi Pressman and Bela Padilla! Aside from being BFFs and certified beach babes who can’t get enough of the sun, sand, and the sea, their birthdays also happen to fall within the same month: Yassi’s birthday is on May 11, while Bela’s birthday falls on May 3.

The Medical City Launches its Center for Behavioral Health


Mental health is one of the most important aspects of overall health, as it defines how our body works. Through the years, the World Health Organization (WHO) included mental health in its definition of health to emphasize its importance. The magnitude of the consequences of undetected and untreated mental illness has been evident in the number of suicide cases and increasing health costs.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Vivo partners with Lloyd Cadena, other content creators in Manila for largest creator event

YouTube star Lloyd Cadena delighted fans with his humor and energy. 


Young fans on May 11, 2018 flocked to the World Trade Center as early as 10 a.m. to catch their favorite creators hours ahead of a creator event held in Manila.

To entertain the crowd with their own brand of humor, young global smartphone brand Vivo tapped online video creators Rozel Basilio, Luigi Pacheco, Jomie Hospital, Arah Virtucio, and Lloyd Cadena during the pre-main show.

Level Up Your Play with Converge


Mark your calendars as Pinoy Gamers converge for the most glorious gaming event of the summer through the Righteous Glory Summer Spirit Bomb!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#AweSM Weekend Experiences at SM Supermalls


Happy Birthday SM! Did you know that the first SM is a shoe store in Carriedo Manila? Established by Henry Sy Sr. in 1958, it has come a very long way and now celebrating its 60th year with 60-themed discounts, deals and sale events starting this May to October at all SM malls in the country.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EU holds children’s rights summit for children by children on 24 May at Museo Pambata



Who knows the situation of the children and advocate for their basic rights better than the children themselves? 


To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, a children's rights summit for children by children will be held on 24 May at the Museo Pambata, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Love Games? Vivo V9 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 is the perfect phone for you


Through the years, the smartphone has become an extension of its users. It has evolved from a basic tool for communication to an all-around tool for entertainment. Today’s smartphone is no longer used just for making calls or texting. It has become so powerful to accommodate complicated games without sacrificing its basic features—or it should be.

But not many smartphones are as gamer-friendly as the newest Vivo V9.

LG Showcases How Life Can Be Easier at Innofest Asia 2018


InnoFest has come home. After launching show-stopping events in South Africa and France, LG Electronics brought its annual InnoFest roadshow to Asia from April 23 to 25. Held at the new LG Science Park in Seoul, South Korea, InnoFest Asia 2018 welcomed over 250 representatives from LG, its distribution / retail partners and members of the media from all over the region.

Ace your selfie game with Vivo V9’s adorable AR Stickers

Vivo Endorsers Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers enjoying taking selfie using their V9 AR Sticker  
A brand known for championing self-expression, Vivo, the 5th largest global smartphone, has recently released its latest flagship the Vivo V9 which is equipped with the ever-fun and enjoyable AR Stickers. AR Stickers are decorative stickers one can use to jazz up their selfies. Cute and with a wide array of designs to choose from, the Vivo V9’s AR Stickers level up selfies the delightful way. 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Anne Curtis Celebrates 5.5 Shopee Super Sale


If there is one thing Shopee Philippines’ first brand ambassador, Anne Curtis, is known for (aside from being a talented actress), it is her personal sense of style. She knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to show it. This has made her one of the country’s most influential celebrities with a legion of fans, on top of launching her very own cosmetics brand blk cosmetics.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Vivo, YouTube band together for YouTube FanFest 2018 in Manila



The much-loved YouTube FanFest is coming back to Manila this May, but this time, global smartphone brand Vivo will be in tow. 

Starbucks Coffee's Grande Wednesday is Back This May



To anyone who feels like Wednesdays are hump days and the busiest time of the week, Starbucks Philippines has a treat for you, because Grande Wednesday is back! Every Wednesdays of May, select customized Frappuccino® blended beverages are up for grabs for only ₱100 for a Grande size.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

My Summer Essentials from Shopee

This summer has been very hectic and a bit of a travel bonanza for me. My vacation actually started from going to Iloilo, then my cousin went to Manila, so we toured them around the city, and weeks ago, Krystle and I went to Taiwan. May is even more hectic because my friend abroad will be home and another round of reunions and out of towns are in store for me. Aside for planning for summer, the most exciting part of the season is SHOPPING! But to prevent long lines at the mall and going through the scorching heat, I have Shopee to help me save time and even go around my budget.

There are two ways to shop online with Shopee. You can access their website, www.shopee.ph or through their mobile app, which you can download on your mobile phone or tablet. So without further ado, here is my summer essentials for 2018:

Xiaomi Yi Lite 4K Action Camera (www.shopee.ph/maricelonlinestore)


This gadget is perfect for my vlog because it is very portable and affordable. I need an action camera for quick snaps and stabilizes well for my Youtube videos. 


Sandisk Ultra SSD 120GB (www.shopee.ph/wholesalemaster)


Because I ALWAYS run out of storage space from my selfies to group photos, the 128GB memory card is a must-have to store more photos, movies and music on my phone. 

Instant Photo Printer (www.shopee.ph/jamiesenterprises)


Make your memories instant with the Paperang Portable Printer. If you are into crafts and scrapbooking like me, this device is perfect to print out pictures and documenting your summer memories.




I love how summer means a lot of beach trips and pool parties! This one piece swimsuit screams elegance and classy at the same time. Also, it hides your flabs, if you're bead body isn't ready for the season yet. *wink*

Mini Aircon Fan (www.shopee.ph/jamesabc_tan)


Protect yourself from getting sweaty during your road trip or commute with the mini aircon fan. This is useful during a long drive because it helps you cool down a little bit. 

Floral Dress (www.shopee.ph/onlinedivi)


To step up your fashion game this summer, a floral/maxi dress is perfect for your beach #OOTD, while making you feel pretty and comfortable. Plus you're ready for the impromptu photo sessions. 

Juicer/ Blender (www.shopee.ph/jfshop211)


It is important to properly hydrate yourself this summer because it is very hot outside. If water is not enough, try it with more flavor and go natural. You can juice fruits or smoothies with a blender and drink healthy. 

How about you? What are your summer must-haves? I am so ready for my trips this month, thanks to the convenience of online shopping with Shopee. Did you also know that from April 13 to May 5, they are holding their 5.5 Shopee Super Sale - their biggest mid-year online sale of up to 90% off and deals as low as 55 pesos. So hurry now and start shopping. 

While at it, you may also use my special code, BSUKISUGARSMILE to get PHP80 off on your first purchase. This only applies for first time Shopee users!


You may follow Shopee on their social media accounts at www.facebook.com/ShopeePH and www.instagram.com/shopee_ph for more details and updates on their promos. 


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