Sunday, November 30, 2014

C2 Encourages Healthy Lifestyle Via 4th C2 Sarap ng Bukas MusicVideo-Making Contest

C2 Sarap ng Bukas Music Video-making contest recently which gave aspiring filmmakers and the youth in particular to showcase their own interpretation of C2 Sarap ng Bukas video jingle with the theme "Believe. Achieve." Out of the 82 music video entries submitted only 10 were lucky to have made it to the finals. 

Giordano Philippines Celebrates Silvers Anniversary with a Circus-Themed Party

Giordano--one of the country's well-loved brands recently thanked its loyal consumers and Giordano aficionados with a free concert featuring Brownman Revival, Franco and Giordano brand ambassador and popular music icon Rico Blanco + a fashion show where they showcased the trendiest and latest styles this season via the Giordano Circus-Themed 25th Anniversary Party held at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tutuban Center Celebrates Bonifacio Day with a Special 3-Day Sale!

December is fast approaching. And because we cannot stop Christmas, have you completed your shopping list? It's always best to start shopping for Christmas gifts early than join the chaos of a Christmas rush. Where can you get the best deals this holiday? Tutuban Center offers their loyal customers a special treat with its 3-day Pre-Holiday Sale. There will be irresistible and hot deals plus raffle prizes on Bonifacio Day. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cebu Pacific Air Launches Flights to KidZania Manila

The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air launches its newest flights to the nation where kids rule--KidZania Manila. Yes, Cebu Pacific Air in partnership with KidZania will be the official airline partner of the world leader in children's educational entertainment which is set to open early next year in Bonifacio Global City

"Cebu Pacific has always been a staunch advocate of education through travel. Travel and education are closely related. We at Cebu Pacific Air believe that there are things you can learn from when you travel. That's why we had a program for every "Juan", allowing every Filipino to ride an airplane with easy-on-the-pocket and affordable plane tickets/travel packages. So when we had the chance to partner with KidZania, we were very enthusiastic about it," said Cebu Pacific Air CEO Lance Gokongwei during the media launch.

Best Burlington Socks Ever: Burlington With Microban Technology

Burlington, the Philippines' leading manufacturer of world-class quality socks--Burlington Philippines recently partnered with Microban International to bring in the Best. Urlington Sock ever with its unique antimicrobial product protection that prevents feet from odor causing bacteria, leaving it fresh and naturally clean all day.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Barbizon Celebrates 40 Years of Glamour

Women wears different hats each day--a housewife, a mother, a leader , a career woman--but no matter what role Filipinas play, we all do it with pride, confidence, and strength. Thus it's no longer a surprise that from being a typical homemaker, women’s role has indeed changed and expanded through time and thereby allowing each one of us to shine even more.  Barbizon, a renowned Filipino brand of intimate apparel, witnessed this evolution of the Filipino women. Backed with 40 years in the industry and with over 30 million undergarments sold, the company that started as a brand of ladies' underwear, grew together with its market and has fortified the business with the three attributes that Filipinas need, particularly for their undergarments.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow Review

When I came to the PETA-PHINMA Theater that morning for the press preview, I honestly wasn't sure if I'd be enjoying Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow, simply because I thought it was something for the kids to enjoy. The said play is having its Manila run until the 23rd of November. But while I was inside the theater, I couldn't help but guffawed at all the magical acts and antics that Finland magician and screenwriter Janne Raudaskoski did. I had totally lost myself as I felt childlike again while watching Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow. 

Wally Watthead with his object of affection Polly Picture.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cook Magazine Unveils Its Latest Kitchen Studio in Vista Hotel, Cubao

Cook Magazine, the Philippines' leading monthly culinary magazine recently launched their state-of-the-art Kitchen Studio. In partnership with HÄFELE, the COOK MAGAZINE KITCHEN STUDIO will serve as the magazine's test and demonstration facility. Equipped with the best and innovative kitchen appliances and fixtures from HÄFELE along with its other popular brands such as Bosch, Siemens and Gorenje, Cook Magazine Kitchen Studio showcases the best of European technology.

The Cook Magazine Team during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

UNIQLO opens 17th store at Power Plant Mall

UNIQLO, Japan’s leading global apparel brand, unveiled its latest collection for the 2014 Fall/Winter season which also had its Kids and Babies expanded line-up during the  launching of its 17th store in the Philippines at the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center in Makati City last October 24, 2014.

UNIQLO's new lineup, which believes that “kids should be free to be kids,” is centered on the idea that "kids should be allowed to be who they are--with the freedom to move, be comfortable and to simply be fun. All these ideas were incorporated in the design of the kids’ and babies’ clothes—freedom of movement, comfort, easier removal, fun designs and safety features to promote kids’ growth and health.

Richprime Global Inc. Inaugurates New Corporate Headquarters

Photo shows (from left): RGI Managing Director Ms. Liza Yao-Bate, Dr. Rosie Leong, Most Rev. Leopoldo C. Jaucian, D.D. – Bishop of Bangued, Councilor Vincent Belmonte, RGI President & CEO Ms. Myrna Tang-Yao, Sen. Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV, Amb. Delia Domingo-Albert, PCCI Chairman Amb. Alfredo Yao and RGI VP Ms. Jane Yao-Tiu

Richprime Global Incorporated (RGI), the Philippines' leading distributors of toys and children’s clothing and accessories, recently launched its new corporate headquarters located at Quezon City’s central business district. Living up to the company's motto for years, Richprime Global Inc. remains true in encapsulating the belief that "every child deserves a happy childhood". 

During the said event, RGI President and CEO Myrna T. Yao expressed that the company’s motto had been their inspiration to achieve better results and continue offering new and affordable toys to Filipinos.  The establishment of the RGI Corporate Center is a testament to the company’s solid and consistent growth over the years.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lani Misalucha La Nightingale Concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum

The Asia's Nightingale, Lani Misalucha is back in town! It's been a long while since Misalucha had a concert at the Big Dome. "I've missed performing for the Filipino audience," said Misalucha during a Skype interview. As a gift to her fans, Misalucha will be having another concert called La Nightingale to be held on December 6, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. "The concept is very exciting. Since not everyone can't see me perform in Las Vegas (where Misalucha had been based for so many years), we might as well bring some kind of what I've done in Las Vegas here as a treat to all the Filipinos who will come and watch the show," Misalucha enthuses. "Of course, I will still be doing some of the songs which had made me who I am today, you know some of the most requested songs of mine, but I'm gonna be doing something different. It will be another night ti remember because it promises to be lots of fun."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kool Kids: Mommy Bloggers Philippines Visits this Liquid Nitrogen IceCream Store at SM Megamall

Weekends are great for bonding with the family. One Saturday, we've found ourselves with fellow members of Mommy Bloggers Philippines together with their kids and chatted over something that even our kids love--ice cream! I mean, who doesn't love ice cream?The Moms visited Kool Kids, an ice cream store at the 5th level of the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall (just across the Ice Skating Rink). It's been proven that just as eating chocolates, eating ice cream releases a biochemistry called endorphin or the happy hormone, which makes someone feel good. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Celebrate a Yo Ho Holiday at SM City Sucat and Join them in a Pirate Christmas Adventure

As the Christmas season is fast approaching, SM City Sucat invites kids and those kids-at-heart to come and Celebrate a Yo Ho Holiday. The merrymaking jumpstarted last November 9, at 6PM., where mall-goers came in their best nautical and pirate-inspired costumes as SM City Sucat's Atrium B unveiled its giant pirate ship as part of its pirate-themed Christmas adventure.

Event host MTV VJ's Chino Lui Pio.

MTV's Chino Lui Pio hosted the brief program. The Manila Youth Chorale sang a few Christmas carols while wearing cool pirate costumes to the delight of the crowd. Mommy Celebrities Christine Jacob-Sandejas and Danica Sotto-Pingris as well as fashion and beauty blogger Verniece Enciso also graced the said affair. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Huggies Dry Pants: Convenient Diaper for Baby and Budget-FriendlyforMommies

                     Cerise Millicent in her goofy smile. 

A baby is always considered a blessing in the family. But rearing up one into this world entails a lot of responsibilities. From the time a mother delivers her child up to the time when she brings the baby home--in usual cases, the mother is deprived of sleep. And the sleep deprivation often lasts for quite a long period of time. That's why it is important to choose the right brand and top quality when it comes to disposable nappy. And as baby grows, he becomes more active and changing diapers becomes an unpleasant experience for both Mom and baby as he kicks and turns around which may result in a diaper's poor fit. This where the new Huggies Dry Pants comes in. With Huggies Dry Pants, changing diapers becomes so easy in just three steps! Yes, changing diapers need not be stressful especially for hands-on  moms.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Doña Elena Celebrated the World Pasta Day: Al Dente Pasta 101

I'm no pasta expert although some of my friends really know what it means to have a good pasta since they lived, studied and worked in Italy for the longest time. And since they had imbibed the Italian way of cooking, eating their specialty dishes feels like they've brought Italy closer to home. I'm used to authentic Italian cooking so I'm more particular when it comes to pasta. It has to be from durum semolina, must be bronze cut and best of all, they should be 'al dente'. What does the term al dente means? In a simple layman's term, it should be something that can be chewy. I recently attended an invite from Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta in an event to celebrate the National Pasta Month.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


How does seeing real magic right before your very eyes appeal to you? I'm sure it'll bring some excitement and a sense of awe. Have you seen light bulbs fall in love? How about photo frames as leading ladies or simcards as dashing sidekicks? Renowned Magician Janne Raudaskoski of Finland brings in his adventurous magic theatre performance in Manila via Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow on this PETA Theater Center's upcoming treat for the whole family which will kick off starting November 14. 

Big Hero 6: Movie Review

Unbeknownst to many, Big Hero 6 was a Marvel Comics property converted into a kid-friendly computer animated feature in 3D and helmed under Don Hall, director of "Winnie the Pooh". Big Hero 6 becomes far from its original comic strip and sheds some power-packed action scenes which was a typical Marvel filmed trademark, rather it becomes very Disney with its awesome cuteness. 

I got confused a bit where the said film took place. For due its the acquisition, it's supposed to be a place where Tokyo has merged with San Francisco, thus it's called as SanFransokyo. It embraces the Japanese animation with all its kawaii factor. But this will surely disappoint fans of the original comic book series. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Capture crazy intense moments with Quake Overload and win awesome prizes

This November, capture crazy intense moments for a chance to win amazing gadgets and prizes in Quake Overload’s “Be the First in the Craze!” photo challenge.

Celebrities headline Maaga ang Pasko’s 20th year MTV

Original Jollibee Toy Scout actor Aga Muhlach gives toys to cheer kids this Christmas.

Jollibee celebrates the 20th year of its popular Maaga ang Pasko toy and book drive with the theme “ang pinakamaaga, pinakamahaba at pinakamalaking Pasko. To bring this concept to life, some of the country’s biggest and brightest stars shared their time and talents to join the various activities and encourage more people this early to participate and spread cheer to even more Filipino children.

Interstellar Goes IMAX 70mm at the Mall of Asia

The latest Paramount film featuring Anne Hathaway Matthew McConaugheyJessica ChastainMichael Caine, and Casey Affleck entitled Instellar which is a Science fiction adventure film directed by Christopher Nolan. The film features about a team of space travelers who travel through a wormhole in search of a new habitable planet. 

IMAX Mall of Asia is bringing back the 70mm projection system for Interstellar.  The IMAX Experience featuring the 70mm delivers the brightest and clearest images through its projection system that features a resolution 10 times that of the standard projection system. The stunning full-color visuals of the 70mm projection and the state-of-the-art digital sound of the IMAX Theatre combine to deliver the world’s most immersive movie experience.

Monday, November 3, 2014

AMWAY's NUTRILITE Celebrates 80th Year Anniversary

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, current president of Nutrilite Health Institute, Dr. Sam Rehnborg paid the Philippines a visit. AMWAY, NUTRILITE's exclusive distributor in the country held a press conference cum luncheon to celebrate the world's number one selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements. Backed by 80 years and counting of Science and Research, the NUTRILITE team has perfected a proprietary "seed-to-supplement" practice to preserve potency and maximize the consistency, efficacy and safety of its products. 

Nickelodeon Mutant Mayhem Oozing Halloween Party

For lots of fellow Nicksters (the term used for Nickelodeon fanatics), the Nickelodeon Halloween event is something to look forward to in the month of October. Every year, Nickelodeon Asia treats their fans in the Philippines to a Halloween party like no other. Nickelodeon had never failed to delight fans with their party-theme; from Shocktober to Takot Town to this year's Mutant Mayhem--Nickelodeon events are a must-visit because they guaranteed fun, surprises and freebies galore!  This year wasn't an exception. Held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia--Nickeolodeon Mutant Mayhem Oozing event had occupied all the halls on the ground floor of the SMX Convention Center. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Quipper School’s online program will make learning fun for 1million students

Teachers or "ambassadors" of Quipper School have vowed to revolutionize the country's educational system by reaching out to one million students nationwide by the end of 2014. At the Quipper School’s first National Ambassadors Conference held in Makati City last October 25, 2014, Ryan Guerrero, business development officer of Quipper School, said, “We want to improve our instructional method by showing the students that learning is really fun.”

Ever So Happy Christmas Bazaar at Ever Gotesco Mall in Ortigas

Christmas is fast approaching. Most of us would've experienced the cold weather especially in the wee hours of the early morn. At some point, we have also been heard a couple of Christmas songs being played on the radio. The question is, are you ready for Christmas? If you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet--I've got good news for you. There's a place where you could do your Christmas shopping + do other fun things at the same time! Come and visit the Ever So Happy Christmas Bazaar at the Ever Gotesco Mall in Ortigas. Ever Gotesco-Ortigas will indeed become a must-visit place this holiday season. There'll be lots of awesome sale with huge discounts at the said bazaar + everything you fancy: food markets, kiddie rides, battle of the bands, loomband making, Christmas-tree lighting, acting workshop and stage play for kids, street dancing and DJ Music! 

Cartoon Network hosts totally algebraic Night-O-Sphere-Themed HalloweenBash

Cartoon Network transformed the entire Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premiere into a glow-in-the-dark play area where they welcomed kids of all ages to their Adventure Time Night-O-Sphere for their Halloween party last October 31st 2014. Kids and those kids-at-heart had a whole lot of fun as they rocked out with their favorite cartoon characters such as Finn, Jake and Marceline the Vampire Queen. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bioessence is Now on its 20th Year and Counting!

Great things start from small beginnings. This proves to be true with the rise of Bioessence from its humble beginnings in Davao City two decades ago. Who would've thought that a small spa which started out with only three-beds would eventually become one of the country's top pampering spa and slimming center with numerous branches and counting? Kudos to the woman who had envisioned Bioessence, Dr. Beleno, dermatologist and proprietor of Bioessence. 

I had always been one of the many loyal Bioessence clients ever since I've discovered their facial and Swedish massage treatments around four or three years ago. In fact, it's not only me who goes to patronize Bioessence, but my family as well. After trying out their amazing treatments, it was I, who had encouraged my Aunt to try their services. And in no time, my Aunt has enrolled in Bioessence's programs at their Sta. Lucia Mall branch where she frequents. My Mom who used to accompany me for my treatments would also end up availing treatments/services herself at Bioessence too. 

Since they are celebrating their 20th year anniversary, allow me to share with you my two cents worth on why you should choose Bioessence among all the other establishments that offer the same services + why do I love Bioessence in ten reasons. Okay, here goes why (not exactly in chronological order):

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