Monday, March 31, 2014

Join Ensembles WEAR MY DESIGN CONTEST Year 3!


Is your dream to see your very own design at Ensembles? Then I'm happy to tell you that it is now possible! Ensembles just recently unveiled the 8 Winning Spring Dresses 2014 now gracing the racks of every Ensembles branch nationwide!  And this April, the competition starts again in search of  the next 5 winning Spring Dresses of 2015, open in two categories of Soft OR Tailored.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. Showcases the PH Lifestyle


When SM Supermalls said "We've Got it All for You", you definitely know that it's not just a one-stop shop, but also a place for entertainment as well. Years back, SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated was known as the SM Cinema under West Avenue Theatres Corporation (WATC). It has grown to 267 cinemas in 47 SM Supermalls nationwide. And fortunately, its family grew from cinemas to other entertainment choices with 12 major brands in a span of five years.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cucina Andare Moves Up To Glorietta Link


Do any of you miss CUCINA ANDARE, your favorite foodie hangout in Glorietta 3 Park, Makati? Well I've got news for you, because they are back! Literally taking the word food tripping to the next level is their new location at the Roofdeck of Glorietta Link in Makati. Catch them starting April 4 (Friday) from 4pm to 3am.

Renee Olstead Performs LIVE Tonight in Manila


Summertime is definitely here. And as the season comes to the Philippines, American actress and singer, Renee Olstead will perform live tonight at her dinner show at the Isla Grand Ballroom of the EDSA Shangri-La Manila. 

Problems? Ask DIEGO! The Cute Little Advisor


Whenever I have problems or needed any advice, I go straight to my friends to help me out. One time, I was browsing through the internet and saw this cute little page, ASK DIEGO, and a 7 year old kid was answering questions online. Of course, it instantly caught my attention that I just had to know who Diego is. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Anne is UNSTOPPABLE This 2014


With one iconic teleserye, a major concert, and numerous endorsements and projects, 2014 can be considered "the year of Anne Curtis."

And to add magnitude to her superstardom this 1st half of 2014, Anne will be having a worldwide radio premiere of her newest single, entitled "Made in the Philippines," from her upcoming album under her own wing, Annebisyosa Productions, distributed by Viva.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Do The Moves with Rexona




Hip and Fresh - These are the grooves of these generation's teens. And that is why Rexona partnered with the popular singers today and collaborated on the newest song that will make you dance to its tune. Do The Moves, the newest single featuring Sarah Geronimo, Apl.de.Ap, Enrique Gil and Elmo Magalona, is definitely the music that will make you get on your feet. It carries a strong and inspiring message that aims to empower today's generation--- on confidence and self expression.

Solaire Resort and Casino's 1M Fans in Year 1


Congratulations to my favorite place in Metro Manila! Solaire Resort and Casino, the fastest growing integrated resort in the country already surpassed its 1Million Mark by achieving 1M Facebook Likes in a span of a year. www.facebook.com/solaireresort gained its 1M fans while celebrating its 1st Birthday. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dulcolax Helps You Do The Big Move


What is hassle? For me, it’s not being able to move freely. It’s like you’ve been carrying this weight on your body. Just last week, I’ve been invited to the Dulcolax event and learned more about constipation. Yup, you heard that right. There’s no need to hide these issues anymore because they might even help you do THE BIG MOVE.


Why THE BIG MOVE? We all know that constipation is not an issue to be talked freely about. But you know what’s funny? In work, when someone is not on her perfect mood, we would always ask “Constipated ka ba girl? Parang may dinadala kang sama ng loob eh”. So what if say, example, she is a “silent sufferer”, how would you manage to not be accused of being constipated?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kim Jones is the New Face of Neutrogena

 Kim Jones is Neutrogena's new brand ambassador
Fashion blogger, TV Host, Model, Surfer - These and many more titles are given to Kim Jones. And now, she has teamed up with popular skin care brand, Neutrogena, for a beautifully healthy skin. Last March 11 at The Den, Marriott Hotel, Kim Jones and the new products of Neutrogena were launched to the public. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Misono Japanese Restaurant Hosts An Exclusive Dinner for AbbaMania



Last March 18, the newly opened Misono Teppanyaki Authentic Japanese Restaurant hosted an exclusive dinner for the world famous singing group, ABBA. As part of their comeback tour in the Philippines, ABBAMANIA will have a repeat performance this March, since many fans have been clamoring for them.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Who Will Win in the Final Battle for Clear Supremacy?


Brothers, Football Rivals - the third and final installment of the Clear Dream Match is set on June 7 and the Younghusband Brothers, James and Phil settles the score. The Clear Dream Match 3 is dubbed to be the biggest football all-star game in the country and you are about to witness it this year.  

Travel Back In Time at Guevarra's


To say that Chef Laudico's restaurant, Guevarra's, has the sumptuous food, is an understatement. I remember this place as a spa, but Chef Roland and Jacqueline turned this property into a charming space where family and friends can dine and have a great time.  

Vaseline Launches Instant Fair Lotion



Back in the 1870s, Vaseline became a household name across the globe when Robert Chesebrough introduced the petroleum jelly. I believe my Mom loved the product so much because it is a remedy for any skin problem when we were younger. Over the years, Vaseline expanded to offering moisturizing lip therapy and innovative range of lotions. Since then, Vaseline became the trusted skincare expert with an extensive base of loyal customers.


This year, Vaseline continues to innovate their skin products by coming up with their newest lotion that ensures world class quality and instant customer satisfaction- the Vaseline Instant Fair Lotion.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Have Fun Adventures This Summer with Sunsilk Hairkada


When I was in High School, I was enrolled in an all-girl school. Yes, there may be too much hormones around, but I loved the fact that I always get to hang out with my friends, sharing adventures, going to different school clubs (Glee Club for me), and bond with one another on a fine day. We were fun and outgoing, and it stood the test of time because even if were older now, we still go out and have fun adventures together. I guess it's important that nothing should hold you back on the things you do -- especially your hair. 

Last March 6, we were invited to attend the Sunsilk Hairkada Adventure at the Greenfield District Park. The whole afternoon was a fun day of all sorts. This day also introduced us the newest barkada in town - #Sunsilk Hairkada comprised of pop princess Sarah Geronimo, the chic and sassy Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and primetime princess Julia Montes

Scribe Writing Essentials: Of love letters and writings



I took up Journalism in College because writing is my passion. When I was younger, I have a suitor who would write me love letters and give me cards on special occasions. Because of him, I was inspired to put my feelings into words. You won't believe the number of diaries I've had over the years - that's why I pursued Journalism.  At the opening of the Shangrila-East Wing, I found one of the niftiest stores around. I learned that like me, the store owner also loved collecting stationeries and cute stuff. And that is how I loved Scribe Writing Essentials  and how I keep coming back to their store for their products.

GrabTaxi Your Way To A Safe Ride



I have a thing about riding taxis. Let's just say that I stay away from cabs because of the news that's been spreading around, making the passengers unsafe. But now, all that has changed since I downloaded this really cool mobile booking app, GrabTaxi. Thanks to the genius behind it, you can easily book, sit back and relax at the comforts of your taxi ride.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Be One of SM Supermalls' 100 Women of Power and Substance


It's time for woman empowerment. Let us, ladies, join this eventful photoshoot and begin change from this day forward. Know more about SM Supermalls' advocacy this International Women's Month. 



In celebration of Women’s Month, SM Supermalls, Project Headshot Clinic, and the Dream Project Philippines are launching a campaign and digital exhibit called Inspire.

Freeway Releaes Summer Seascapes and Floral Prints Swimwear This 2014


It's fun, fun, fun under the sun again. These days, I can already feel the heat on my skin. That's why it is only fitting to buy your perfect fit of swimsuit once you hit the beach this Summer. And Freeway is here to help you project that alluring island vibe as you bask in sand, salt water and sun with the release of Freeway Summer Swimwear 2014 collection this March!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My First Cock Experience



It’s been a while since I last saw a play. Last February 28, I had the chance to see the gala night of Cock, through FILA at Whitespace in Makati. It was nothing I’ve expected. Or maybe I was used to the idea that plays have musicals or visual effects of some sort. It was different, and I loved it! 

Of Gays Guys and Girls


You know those stories in documentaries where a gay man falls in love with a woman? Those are sob stories, Cock is different from them. It’s a story of John, W (Woman), M (Man) and F (Father). How the other characters are nameless makes it all interesting. And the way the stage looks like a cockpit makes all the difference.


John confesses to M that he fell in love with W. He tells him that she’s manly and now M wants to meet the person who stole John away from him. When they were about to face one another, M’s father, F, came to rescue of his son, and hoped he’d make all the right reasons for John to pick who he had first. It’s funny, somewhat insane and you know that this is an “ultimate bitch fight”. 


Cock is Red Turnip Theater’s version by Mike Bartlett. It premiered in London last 2009 and Broadway last 2010 and became an instant sold-out. This is top billed by Topper Fabregas, Jenny Jamora, Niccolo Manahan and Audie Gemora. With the direction of Rem Zamora, Cock is new and fresh, with intelligent banter and will make you fall in love…with a gay guy who needs two hearts. 


This comedy is a must watch for the romantics. The dialogues of John to M and W made him a confused lovefool. Topper Fabregas blew me away with his awesome performance and how he acts out his emotions. Jenny Jamora as W is feisty. She wants her gay and she’ll never give up. Her character portrays most women today. You know, how we would always grab even that little spark of hope. On the other hand, I love how Niccolo Manahan’s “M”, overpowers John, every single time. He always know the right words to describe John and he would put up a good fight, in a heartbeat. As expected, the brilliant Audie Gemora created havoc among the characters. His presence made everything more funny and confusing for the three. Overall, I enjoyed my first Cock experience. I laughed, cried, and even did both at the same time. I was able to relate to John and how he’s such a romantic. I felt like I was W, when she was pleading John to choose her, because maybe at one time, I was like her. All thumbs up to the brilliance of Rem Zamora, for I know he was able to capture the realness of the story.

Cock will be staged at Whitespace — 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati — on March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 (Friday, 9 p.m.); March 8, 15, 29 and April 5 (Saturday, 8 p.m.); April 5, Saturday at 4 p.m.; March 9, 16, 23 and April 6 (Sunday, 4 p.m.) and special closing gala on April 6, Sunday, 8 p.m.


You may get your tickets through TicketWorld (891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph) or Red Turnip Theater (redturniptheater@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Philamlife Introduces Health Invest

Philam Life, the country’s premier life insurer, launched Health Invest, a unit-linked health and life insurance plan which provides financial protection from health-related setbacks. In photo are (from left): Medical specialists Avenilo L. Aventura Jr. and Emily Tan Aventura, Philam Life SVP-head of marketing Jessica Abaya, and Philam Life AVP-head of product marketing for Protection and Health Rozanne Magararu. 

For someone who worked for an HMO in the Philippines, I have known that some conditions are not covered in one’s medical plan. You’d know this because we always received complaints that their availment was denied or something like that. Last February 26, Philamlife unveiled its latest addition to its portfolio of unit-linked products – the Health Invest.

Health Invest is a unit-linked health and life insurance plan which provides financial protection from health-related setbacks. It provides life insurance coverage, plus it lets you build a fund for your future health care needs. Ms. Rozanne Magararu, Protection and Health Product Marketing Head at Philam Life, noted that Health Invest “prepares Filipinos for the unexpected realities of getting sick and the inevitable realities of growing old.” 

Did you know that 11 Filipinos are diagnosed with cancer every hour and the cost of treatment is at least Php700,000? If you’re a young professional or a simple employee, how would you address that big of a money for treatment? 

“Health Invest is ideal for mature couples with young dependents or breadwinners who fully understand the value of planning ahead for critical illness, accidents or loss of life,” she said. “It can work as a supplement to health maintenance organization (HMO) cards and Philhealth coverage through its more comprehensive benefits.”

I think that Health Invest is an ingenious product because it fused both insurance and investment benefits in one plan. Plus, it helps us have that saved up money in case of a health condition. 

The Health Invest fund will be expertly managed by Philam Life’s affiliate company Philam Asset Management, Inc. It accumulates over time depending upon the performance of the chosen investment fund. The fund may be used to pay for medical and health needs incurred beyond the policyholder’s working years or in excess of HMO coverage. Policyholders also have the option of topping up premium payments to boost the growth of the fund.

In sickness and in health

According to Magararu, many Filipinos may be misled by the notion that getting health insurance is “redundant” because of existing HMO and Philhealth coverage. “Such coverage is normally tied to our years as employees. What happens to the expenses that are not covered? What happens after we retire? In real life, medical expenses from getting sick and growing old are often funded out of one’s pocket. On the other hand, Health Invest begins where your HMO coverage ends,” she added.

Health Invest works this way: you can get a lump sum cash benefit upon diagnosis of a critical illness or in the event of an accident, you can get hep in financing your recovery and pay for your medical bills. That way, you'll be ready and you'd stop worrying about the future. The good thing about this plan is the sum will not be deducted from the health fund or the life insurance coverage, and payment for future premiums will be waived until the plan reaches fruition. Aside from that, you can choose from their flexible terms - may it be three, five, seven or ten years, depending on your/policyholder's age and chosen coverage.

Investment and protection

“Health is an oft-overlooked issue for Filipinos, and yet it’s a pressing concern that affects everyone. Health issues are real life problems that are best dealt with early on,” Jessica Abaya, Philam Life Head of Marketing, said. 

In the recent Healthy Living Index (HLI) survey, results revealed that, while 98 percent of Filipinos acknowledge that healthy living is important, Filipinos are not as proactive as they should be when it comes to exercising, getting enough sleep, and eating healthier. 

HLI aims to “understand how people feel about their health, concerns, and hopes for a healthier way of life.” It was conducted by AIA, the largest independently-publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group of which Philam Life is part of, in 15 AIA markets in Asia including the Philippines. 

Abaya added, “Health Invest is a response to the unique health needs of Filipinos. With this, we hope to empower more Filipinos to prepare themselves and their families in the midst of life’s health realities.”

How about you? Are you prepared for the future? For more information on Health Invest, you may log on to www.philamlife.com.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Coca-Cola, PCW laud Filipina resiliency in Women’s Month celebration

Coca-Cola Philippines and PCW enjoin the entire nation in celebrating the International Women’s Day by forming the biggest human woman’s symbol—a strong affirmation on their commitment to economically empower the Filipino women.

Manila, Philippines--Coca-Cola Philippines, in cooperation with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), launch the Women's Month Celebration with the theme: Juana ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong— a celebration of the Filipino women's resiliency and the country's journey towards disaster-recovery.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Affordable Shopping Deals at Great Value Plus

Do you love buying gifts for your family and friends, but does not have the time to shop in malls? One great solution: Online Shopping! Thanks to the Internet, its so easy for us busy people, to order online. Sometimes, you can do it on your 15-minute break or even before dozing off. And recently, I have been looking into this site, www.greatvalueplus.ph and have been scoring great deals, reliable delivery service and friendly to the pocket. What I love most about it? It has value for your money. 

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Closeup Creates Forever Summer This April 5




What is your idea of a perfect summer? For me, I have been always dreaming of a beach, with lots of music, a little bit of partying and feeling the sun on my skin. And this April 5, Closeup promises that and more! Closeup Forever Summer is the first ever crowd-sourced party in the country. They asked the netizens on what’s the freshest summer party should be and they picked on the theme, what they wanted to wear, the time and place and the rocking music. 

Friday, March 07, 2014

LJC Group: 35 Years of Great Food and Warm Service


Cafe Adriatico is historical itself. 35 years ago, journalists and artists hang out to this quaint space at the Remedios Circle while Mr. Larry J. Cruz, the owner, former journalist and information man, swaps stories with them. Fast forward to 2014, Cafe Adriatico continues to be loved my many Manilenos and even spreaded out all over the country to serve good food and a homey ambiance.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

BINIBINIS ROCK THE BIG DOME WITH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW

  


Much anticipation is in the air, as 40 of the loveliest women from all over the country gear up for the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Fashion Show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on March 6, 7 PM.

All eyes are set on who will follow the fabulous footsteps of Shamcey’s Tsunami Walk, Janine’s Cobra Walk, Ariella’s Ariba Walk and Johanna’s Salagubang walk, and sashay their way into representing the Philippines in the world’s most prestigious beauty pageants.

It’s a fashion extravaganza like no other, with a display of elegance and grace from the 40 Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidates donning cultural dresses in the National Costume competition. Then the girls will show off their fierce walk and strut down the Big Dome’s catwalk clad in sexy JAG jeans and accessories from the Binibini collection.

The Fashion Show is only one of the many exciting activities on the lead up to the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night on March 30. The ladies will be launching their Swimsuit Photo Exhibit at the Gateway Cinema Lobby on March 15 and will be holding the much-awaited Parade of Beauties around the Araneta Center on March 22. The 40 candidates will also take part in various charitable missions and outreach programs under Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc and its partners.

The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 fashion show opens its doors to the public, and pageant aficionados can fan girl over their favored bets and purchase tickets, priced Php 110 for Patron A, Php 90 for Patron B, and Php 60 for Box. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketnet Online www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for inquiries.

The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, PLDT Home, Jag Jeans, Avon, Megaworld Properties, Manhattan Garden City, Titan Watches, Pizza Hut, Sofitel Hotel, David’s Salon, J.A.C Motors, Picture City, Gold’s Gym, Dale Carnegie Training, Charter Ping An, Entrepreneur School of Asia and Raymond Saldana Photography.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Say That Things Change E-book


Do you love reading romantic stories?  New Adult Quick Reads launched the e-book Say That Things Change on Google Play. Featuring stories from writers Jhing Bautista, Jonnalyn Cabigting, Katherine Eustaquio-Derla, Leng De Chavez, Rachelle Belano, Rayne Mariano and Mina V. Esguerra, these quick reads are  for the New Adult  generation.

Say That Things Change features the following stories: Six Degrees of Separation, Prince Charmee, Before I Do, Everything is in Line, Almost but not Quite, Sharm's Side and the Muse Apollo 1. 

My most favorite was definitely Before I Do because it is a hilarious story about the girl who wants the wedding, but not yet the marriage. I think most girls get all worked up on the idea of weddings and plannings , but they diss the idea of what happens after the wedding. So, being in my late twenties, I can relate. :)

Say That Things Change is available in New Adult Quick Reads via Google Play for only Php43.75 (limited time offer only). You can download it by clicking this link: http://goo.gl/f3oif3.


Sunday, March 02, 2014

Zen Institute (A Medical Spa) Opens Quezon City Branch


I've always believed that being beautiful is looking good inside and out. Just recently, the Zen Institute opened its newest branch in Quezon City and defined the first medical spa in the country. But what is a medical spa, you may ask?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Love is in the Air with Zoocobia!


Love, love, love. I just can't get enough of this four letter word. After all, it makes the world go round. I'm just so fortunate that I got to spend the most romantic month at Zoocobia, Clark Pampanga with "Love is in the Air" last February 15 and got bitten by the love bug. 

It definitely is all about love as we visited the lovebirds first. Years back, I have been to Zoocobia and enjoyed learning about the animals and the different activities that you could do there.For a close encounter, you just have to buy bird seeds and you can feed the lovebirds and even the ostriches.





Zoocobia is a fun zoo theme park that offers a variety of interesting and enjoyable activities and attractions including the first gravity car ride in the Philippines called the Zooc Ride. It is suitable for all ages and will surely give you a thrilling experience. I just can't get enough of this ride! And of course, I chose the pink car because it's love, baby! :)






The other attractions that you could enjoy at Zoocobia are the Maze, Zoocology Museum, The Barn, Giant Slides and Birds of Paradise, a close encounter with different colorful birds nestled on tree branches. Best to bring your children here because they have lots of adventure in store.


During the night, we were present at the Love is in the Air program. They have showcased their different Mr. and Ms. Animals, paraded different types of Horses because of the new Chinese year, showed the biggest python in the country, Night Owl Show, Fancy Pigeon Display and had performances by our Aeta brothers, Group of Pampanga. It was a fun-filled and educational event at the same time.









To cap off the night, Zoocobia held the much awaited Night Lantern Festival. I had my wish lantern set up to the sky for a happy ever after with the boyfriend. These night lanterns are all lighted up together to signify that love conquers all, even the sky.


Truly now it’s more than words to show how you feel. Give them the best experience this season of love and let the romantic feeling linger. For inquiries you may visit their website www.zoomanity.com.ph or contact them at 899-9828 or 899-9808 for you to find love in an unexpected place.

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