Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Search for the Next Big Entrepreneur is On!

In its vision to lend a hand to those who dream big and hope to contribute to the country through their enterprising capabilities, Entrepreneur Magazine announces the extension of Solane’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur Challenge. Running on its second year, the contest is in partnership with Solane LPG and MercatoCentrale Philippines.

Last year’s winners were husband-and-wife team Ping and Jewel Joven of Ping Gu Mushroom Fries and JR Inciong of Mocktail Madness for the student’s category. They bested other entrants who aspired to be the first Next Big Food Entrepreneur.

The contest is open to all amateur and professional food entrepreneurs, 18 years old and above, who are residing in the Philippines. It is also open to teams composed of three (3) persons who are eligible to join.

Contestants undergo three steps: the Food Taste Test; Food Selling; and Submission of Business Plans. The individual or team that garner the highest-scored business plan shall win a cash prize worth P100,000 tax free, a six (6) month rent-free stall in Mercato or Soderno, and a feature in Entrepreneur and Yummy Magazines.

Interested parties may submit their entries until July 25, 2013by sending their name, short description of dish concept, email address, mobile number, landline (optional), and desired time in a brown envelope labeled Solane’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur. Entries must be submitted to In-Magazine Promos, Summit Media, 7th floor Robinsons Cybergate Center Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyongor through fax number 451-8888 local 1074, from Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Submissions will be accepted until July 25, 2013 only.

Don't miss this chance to grab the opportunity to have your very own business!

For more details on Solane’s Next Big Food Challenge and for the full mechanics, grab a copy of the June issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. You can also visitEntrepreneur online at Get more updates when you follow them on Twitter via or like its Facebook page

Friday, July 19, 2013

It’s More Fun with Philip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan Welcomes Season 2 with More Surprise Guests

“My lifestyle show is more for the masa,” says PR practitioner-turned-TV host Philip Abadicio whose show titled It’s More Fun with Philiprecently wrapped up its first season. “I do my show in the vernacular (Tagalog) so that more people will understand the show,” he adds. 

PR practitioner turned TV host Philip Abadicio

 Now on its second season, It’s More Fun withPhilip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan! Will air its initial telecast on July 28, 2013, Sunday, 9:30PM, on TV5’s news channel, Aksyon TV (with replay telecasts every Tuesday, (9:30PM and Saturday, 5PM).

Philip Abadicio explains how his lifestyle show works.
 “It’s a lifestyle show that makes the audience experience the delicious food we eat, the wonderful places we visit, the latest gadgets we try, the trends in fashion, spa treatments etc. And what makes our show more exciting is that it’s a show that gives the audience the chance to win these experiences and thus, share with them all the lifestyle aspect we featured in the show,” relates Philip.

Philip Abadicio's show It's More Fun with Philip had more to offer to Filipino viewers.
 Philip believes that there are a lot of things to be discovered by Filipinos from all walks of life. “A good lifestyle must not only be enjoyed by people who can afford, but must also be made relevant to everyone. Our show is an eye-opener on how life can be lived in style with truckloads of fun. We hope to provide a lifestyle show where we all learn and become more conscious of the beautiful, inspiring and delicious things around us. With the help of our show, we hope to educate, entertain and inspire all of us,” he explains.

Abadicio interviews one of the Apprentice Finalist

 In the previous season, Philip had free-wheeling conversations with Edu Manzano and Hayden Kho. “They’re all my friends,” says Philip of the numerous guests who had graced his show during the first season. “Now, we’ve lined up exciting guests such as the likes of homegrown TV5 talents Eula Caballero as well as Artista Academy graduates Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert.” But Philip’s dream interview is with Nora Aunor, the Superstar. “My dream is to have a live audience like that of Ellen,” Philip says.

It’s More Fun with Philip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan! Is visually engaging, culturally enhancing, and gastronomically inviting with different segments in every episode such as Bentang bago (showcasing dining options, hippest trends, fitness forays, chill spots and fab finds), Napasubo Ka (a segment where people try products and services), Ang Hamon (Philip doing odd jobs or accomplishing tasks); Galaw-Galaw and Kwentuhang Kumot (spill-all interviews); I Saw the Sign, Whatchathink? (Asking passersby their thoughts about trivial questions); Ano Kaya Kung… (Features short and snappy challenges we usually think but never tried) and Weblog.

Abadicio wants every Filipino to enjoy the good life through his show.

It’s More Fun with Philip is a pretty good alternative to emotionally draining teleseryes. Philip brings nothing but good vibes and happy thoughts as he provides you a viewing experience of fun, infotainment and he brings you around the metro and other parts of the country in style. 

It’s More Fun with Philip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan! is aired on Aksyon TV (Channel 41 on free TV), Channel 78 on Destiny Cable, Channel 59 on Skycable and Channel 1 on Cignal.

 For more information and to receive more updates about the hippest in the Metro, follow @PhilipAbadicio on Twitter and Instagram, and like
Special thanks to Philip Abadicio and Ms. Joy Calipes-Felizardo.
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Nestle Acti-V Yoghurt's Go Lounge Event with Ms. Cherie Gil

We were recently invited to Nestle Acti-V’s Go Lounge event held recently at the Romulo CafĂ© in Quezon City. It was indeed an afternoon filled with ‘me-time’ activities such as spa treatments from Toccare Spa (a choice of back massage with cold pebbles, foot massage with hot stone, hand massage, head and scalp massage or hand paraffin), a venue for creativity through the DIY corner (where guests had the chance to design their own canvas chiller bags), short films movie viewing (with super cozy and comfy bed + sleepover themed room) with truffle popcorns + Nestle Acti-V strawberry smoothie with Nestle Acti-V yoghurt and delicious and healthy buffet snacks to boot, and personalized Nestle Acti-V pillows to bring home.

Guests truly enjoyed the afternoon by unleashing their hidden creativity with the DIY chiller bags corner, had some bonding with fellow blogger and friends and caught up with endless chitchats among the blogosphere in between scoops of yummy  Nestle Acti-V yoghurt.
Fashion blogger Jen Maslang and lifestyle blogger Tin Romero designs their own chiller bags.

My Mom shows off her artwork.

My very own chiller bag.

The presence of Nestle Acti-V yoghurt endorser, multi-award winning actress Ms. Cherie Gil brought the house down as she shared how effective Nestle Acti-V yoghurt in her experience with constipation. Those in the audience were starstrucked by the thespian in Ms. Cherie. Although cast as a villain in most of her films, Ms. Cherie's such a nice person in real life. She's very accommodating to her fans, and even agreed for photo-ops with all the guests.
Ms. Cherie Gil tells how Nestle Acti-V helped her.

My very own personalized pillow.

We were also delighted to watch shortfilms such as the animated film La Luna, Post It Love, Signs and Paperman as we sipped fresh strawberry flavored Nestle Acti-V yoghurt smoothies paired with truffle oiled popcorns.
Fashion bloggers Karen Romero and Jen Maslang feels comfy at the bedroom setup.

Lifestyle blogger Tin Romero relaxes in style.
Nestle Acti-V Yoghurt Strawberry Smoothie.

Lucky bloggers also brought home special gift packs which they've won via an on-site Twitter hashtag contest.

The winners of the Twitter hashtag contest with Ms. Cherie Gil.

We were able to have fun, pamper ourselves amidst all the other stuff we were busy with, spent time with online blogger friends and met new ones, and best of all, we were able to learn how to keep constipation at bay with Nestle Acti-V yoghurt. It's the only yoghurt with fiber and billions of live microorganism that promotes regular bowel movement. I've learned to look at yoghurt differently after I went to this event.

For more info on my own Nestle Acti-V yoghurt experience, please visit my food blog,

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this blog post. Opinions expressed are my own.


Friday, July 12, 2013

NBA Miami Heat Star Player Lebron James in Manila: How to Score Free Tickets to See Him Live?

Photo taken from the Internet

Have you guys heard of the latest news in Philippine sports? Yes, it's true. NBA Star player Lebron James of Miami Heat will be coming to Manila soon.
And here's the good news: YOU CAN AVAIL OF FREE TICKETS for a chance to see LEBRON JAMES IN MANILA for FREE! Yup, you're reading this right. Here's what you need to do: You have to fall in line early this coming July 17, at the Bonifacio Global City's NIKE Park branch and by 12nn of that day, NIKE will be issuing free tickets for every person in line (tickets are on a first come, first served basis) and they will be giving out two tickets for each person.

All these are absolutely FREE of Charge. So go ahead, it's gonna be your rare chance to see your NBA idol in the flesh, live and alive! just be sure to be on line early because for sure, lots of sports enthusiasts will be there too as well as NBA aficionados. Lebron James will be coming to Manila on July 23 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

For more info, follow @NikePH on Twitter. So mark July 23 as a red-letter days for sports fans. After all, it's only once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet a two-time NBA champion and four-time NBA MVP in person and be part of history.

The Jollitown Kids Show is Back on GMA 7 Starting on July 20!

Calling all kids: Here’s good news for all of you. Our beloved mascot from our favorite fast food chain Jollibee will surely make your Saturday mornings more fun and exciting. Join Jollibee and his friends namely Yum, Hetty, Popo and Twirlie as they are back for the sixth season of The Jollitown Kids Show!

Fans of Jollibee and those who’ve been following the Jollitown Kids Show will also be delighted to know that apart from being a live and interactive show, Jollibee Kids Club members get the chance to be part of the live audience!

Mommies will also be happy to note that their kids will surely learn while having fun as each episode teaches Filipino values from teamwork, friendship, generosity, to keeping fit and staying healthy and how to properly care for mother earth. 

Your Saturday mornings will never be the same again as it will be filled with storytelling, song, dance performances plus new and exciting educational segments such as the Jollibee Kids Club Corner. There will also be surprise guests each week!

Bloggers together with their kids had a blast one Saturday when we had the chance to visit the set of The Jollitown Show.  Kyle had truly enjoyed our visit and even made new friends on the set. He played with the other kids he met. He even sang and danced the Jollitown opening jingle like everyone else. And best of all, he saw Jollibee, his friends and the entire Jollitown gang.
Just to give you a glimpse of how fun Kyle had along with the other kids who paid a visit to the Jollitown set, here's an amateur video I had taken:

You too could meet the bubbly Jollitown friends composed of Justin, Gabbie and Hannah as they play and learn with Jollibee and friends. Cheer with Hetty, the high-spirited cheerleader. Sing and dance with the talented Twirlie. Play sports and become athletic with Popo. Become Techie and get creative with Yum. Play and learn with everyone’s favorite friend, Jollibee.

Catch The Jollitown Kids Show Season 6 every Saturday mornings starting July 20, 2013 from 8:40-9:10AM on GMA 7. Don’t miss an episode and you’ll definitely enjoy as you learn and play at Jollitown with Jollibee and friends. For more info, log on to

Purple Plum Fairy thanks Ms. Ginny Guanco and Ms. Chele Mendoza.

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Giordano Launches Monsters University Apparel Collection via Monsters University Fair

 Well-loved apparel brand Giordano recently introduced their latest collection featuring the endearing characters from Disney Pixar’s just released movie Monsters University—a sequel to the Monsters Inc. film. The awesome characters of Monsters University headed by the blue monster Sulley can now be found printed on cool Giordano shirts!

 In line with the promotion of Giordano’s newest collection, Giordano held Monsters University Fair at the Trinoma Activity Center where mall-goers had the chance to explore, play games and have fun at the different game booths set up at the said fair and bring home cute items from Giordano upon completion of the Monsters University ‘Report Card’. Guests who buy Giordano’s Monster University Collection at the said event also get instant freebies too. Choose from a wide selection of bright, hip and stylish Giordano Monsters University collection shirts. Whether you’re looking for something fashionable, avant-garde, a preppy look or you just simply want to be yourself—there’s definitely something for you from the Giordano Monsters University Collection.

My nephew's report card at Giordano's Monsters University Fair

 Bloggers and the public had a frolicking great time at the Giordano Monsters University Fair. It brought me back to my college days where I looked forward to the college fair. The game booths were impressive as well.  There were four different game booths that test your abilities in dancing, sports, mathematic skills etc. Monsters 101 had a few simple math formulations that you need to answer (no need to worry though, it’s as simple as 5 + 6, or 2 x 2 that even a grade two student can answer), for Screamology booth, your Candy Crush skills will also be put to a test. But I’m pretty sure you guys will enjoy School of Rawr—where one gets to play either a choice of a virtual drums or guitar. Last but not the least, Field of Screams is a game booth where you’ll be playing a Nintendo Wii and a choice of either a sports based game or a dance game.

Playing guitar hero is fun 

Drums + a whole lot of fun

 How’s that for some monster fun? The thing is, for every game booth you visit; you get a stamp of your grade on your report card. Once you’ve completed all the game booths, you bring home an ID and baller ID from Giordano Monsters University Collection. Imagine having a personal ID with the Monsters University ID lanyard and your very own photo on it! Truly, it spells A-W-E-S-O-M-E, right? Admission is absolutely FREE! 

At a Science Lab at Giordano's  Monsters University Fair

Dance to the beat of the music!

A little Math can do wonders

 Missed the first Giordano University Fair at the Trinoma? No worries, folks! There’s going to be another Giordano Monsters University Fair this coming July 6 and 7, 2013 (yes, that’s two days!) to be held at the SM Megamall A Showcase Area. So don’t miss the chance to play at their different gaming booths and don’t forget to check out and buy their super cool + cute Giordano Monsters University Collection at the said fair to get freebies! Enjoy some monster fun time!
Get this Cute: Your very own Monsters University ID!
The Giordano Monsters University Collection is now available at all Giordano Store branches nationwide. For more info, log on to or Like Giordano on Facebook at
Or follow them on Twitter at
Purple Plum Fairy thanks Ms. Joyce Reano and Mr. Sean General.
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Manhattan Two Park Way Condo Unit (Araneta Center) Fully Furnished for Rent/Sale

Chic. Hip. Elegant. Three words that best describes Manhattan Two Parkway’s 22nd floor two-unit condominium. Situated in the bustling commercial district of Araneta Center with top-of-the-class amenities that include a lap and Jacuzzi pool, fitness gym, basketball court and an ample level basement parking.

 The spacious two unit-condo with its own balcony is well equipped with facilities for comfortable modern day yet minimalist urban living with air-conditioning, LCD Plasma TV, intercom, a fully functional kitchen, refrigerator, 3 bedrooms and 3 T and B. Fully furnished and perfect for traveling businessmen, families and balikbayans.

 The minimalist design exudes a sleek look to complement the relaxed ambiance of the unit. The unit is suited with a UV Proof and tempered glass panels (that reduce unwanted sounds). Breathtaking view of the Araneta Center’s Commercial and Business District greets one upon waking up.

The two-unit condo is either for rent or for sale. For more information, please email this blogger at the email address stated on the ‘About Me’ portion on the upper right part of this blog or simply comment below. Thank you. 

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