Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fat Fook at The Globe Tower BGC: One Taiwanese Gastronomic Experience

Fat Fook BGC at The Globe Tower
Living or working in the CBD area definitely has its perks. I’ve always liked Bonifacio Global City (BGC), because it has everything a restless individual needs, and that is ample distraction. From fast-paced corporate power-jobs to the night-outs that come immediately after, spent at the myriad of venues serving a variety of food, culture and entertainment options that ultimately serve one purpose—to kill time. Now, there’s another reason for me to frequent BGC because of the newly opened Fat Fook Restaurant at The Globe Tower. 

A flat lay of the best foods one can find at Fat Fook
Strategically located at The Globe Tower on 32nd Street, Fat Fook is from the same group that has brought us the popular cult ramen called Ramen Nagi. This is the company’s fifth branch of the fast-growing Taiwanese chain. I’ve always wanted to visit Taiwan mainly because of its food and while I still do not have the budget for such travel adventures, a visit to Fat Fook will suffice for now. 

I won’t go much into details, because I believe you guys had to visit and see for yourselves, but let me inform you that this Fat Fook branch in BGC has its own takeout counter which makes it more convenient for customers to order their favorite meals to-go. So if you’re a yuppie and working within the area and you’d want to have your fill of Taiwanese foods, you can always grab a bite at Fat Fook BGC. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Special job, opportunities fair set for PWDs on December 2, 2018

Press release:

A special job fair has been slated exclusively for persons with disability, promising disadvantaged members of the community in Metro Manila with employment, livelihood and training opportunities, the Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday.

The event is a joint undertaking with the Rotary Clubs of District 3830 in observance of the International Day for persons with disabilities. The exclusive offering is also part of the anniversary celebration of the labor department which turns 85 this year.

Close to a hundred private companies and government agencies are expected to participate and ready to take in qualified persons with disabilities into their workforce in the fair set on December 5 at the Quezon City Hall starting at 8 am.

The special activity will highlight compliance with the law mandating offices of government to set aside one percent of the positions to persons with disabilities. The same law, Republic Act 10524, encourages private enterprises with more than 100 employees to reserve one percent of their workforce to the disadvantaged persons.

The Rotary Clubs from District 3830 mobilized employers from various parts of Metro Manila to the activity. The Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority will provide livelihood and skills training for qualified beneficiaries during the event. The other offices collaborating in the conduct of the job fair are the Public Employment Service Offices in the National Capital Region, the National Council on Disability Affair and the city government of Quezon City.

All local government units in Metro Manila were also invited to participate by sending qualified persons with disability from their respective communities to the job fair.

The event will be graced by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and other labor officials, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, District Governor Alfredo Montecillo of Rotary International District 3830 and the Rotarians from the various Rotary clubs in the district.

Jobseeker persons with disability may pre-qualify for available positions or employers who wish to participate in the job fair may register at philjobnet.gov.ph.

MAYA Happy Mugs: Great tasting cake in 2 Minutes and MAYA Hotcake Art

Maya Happy Mug in Chocolate and Caramel variants
Yes folks, it’s the most wonderful time of the year again—Christmastime! And whether you’re still in denial about it, the holiday season brings a lot of childhood happy memories back when most of us still believe in the magic of Christmas. Nothing warms my heart than waking up to freshly baked cookies and brownies wafting in the air. So I was glad upon learning that Filipino brand MAYA has made life easier for moms and those who are behind the preparations for Noche Buena. With a number of products to choose from, you can never go wrong with any MAYA product. From their hotcakes, brownie, APF (all-purpose flour) and cake mixes, everything seems so convenient to whip up things that every family will surely enjoy.
MAYA happy mug in Chocolate

MAYA Happy Mug in Caramel
MAYA Happy Mug with toppings on marshmallows and wafer sticks
I recently discovered MAYA Happy Mugs when I received an invitation to visit The Maya Kitchen recently in Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. It’s so easy to make, even little kids can do so with an adult’s supervision. Maya Happy Mugs are single serve ready-to-mix delicious baked goodies. They are available in two variants: MAYA Happy Mug in Chocolate Cake with Caramel Drizzle Syrup and Caramel Cake with Chocolate Drizzle Syrup. It’s a very simple D-I-Y cake which you pop into the microwave oven for two minutes and voila! You can already enjoy a yummy mug cake you’ve just made yourself in minutes. You may add on some more toppings on the gooey cake mix: from fruits to nuts to marshmallows and chocolate bits—have it the way you want it! Kids would surely want to try their hand at making their own MAYA Happy Mug. It’s going to be a good bonding for parents and their kids too. The MAYA Happy Mug is such a sweet treat not just for kids but for those kids-at-heart too. MAYA Happy Mugs are sold at P40.00 (SRP) at supermarkets and groceries nationwide. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Product Review: Give your skin the TLC it deserves

Althea Korea Milk Peel Cream Mask
Have you guys ever experienced extreme skin dehydration? Well, I did. Back then, I remember my skin felt like it was Sahara desert. Luckily, you need not experience such anymore with the numerous skincare products which are now available today. I recently discovered Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask from Althea Korea, one of the most popular online site that sells amazing Korean products from beauty, skincare and even cosmetics at the best steal price! If you’ve been my blog reader, you know that I’ve been recently accepted as an Althea Angel (one of their many beauty brand ambassadors of Althea Korea). 

Friday, November 23, 2018



Discover the undeniable power of hugs with Downy, the leading fabric conditioner in the country as recently launched its #Spread100HugswithDowny campaign with Miss Universe 2015 and Downy brand ambassador Pia Wurtzbach. Downy installed a 50-foot Downy Scented Christmas tree, which stands majestically at Eastwood City’s Open Park. All decked in red LED lights, it’s a sea of red roses which was Downy scented and lights up when people inside hug each other inside the perfume-scented chamber.

Purple Plum Fairy with her mom, behind them is the Downy Scented red Christmas tree
Hug your family and those whom you love dearly this holiday season. Show them how much they mean to you. Get into the spirit of hugging and make your holidays extra special this Christmas with the Downy Parfum Collection.

Downy fabric conditioner in Passion Parfum

Come and visit the hug-activated Downy Scented Christmas tree at the Eastwood Mall’s Open Park (near the fountain area) from November 20, 2018 to December 19, 2018. And continue to spread hugs to everyone. 

Purple Plum Fairy with her mom at the Downy Photo Booth
Learn more about #Spread100Hugs and watch Downy’s heart-warming #Spread100Hugs video on Downy Philippines’ Facebook page. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Prime Mom Club's Holiday Workshop with Marian Rivera

Mommies really had a blast last Saturday, November 17, 2018 when Mega Prime's exclusive Prime Mom Club held a mompreneur workshop at the Prime Hotel Grand Ballroom in Sgt. Esguerra Street, Quezon City. Lucky moms who were able to register for the said event went home not only with loads of information on how they could earn for the holidays but they also had lots of fun with all the learning they had on how to make this Christmas more memorable with pinasarap moments. 

Mr. Raymund Alegre, Senior Brand Manager of Mega Prime and Mega Prime Choices
Dubbed as Prime Moms Pinasarap Moments, the said event invited guest speakers to talk about how they started their business as well as encouraged fellow moms to start on their own. Guest speakers were interior designer turned entrepreneur Via Pacheco, one of the owners of Maartsy, gave a demonstration on how to create cute Holiday Keychains which participants and attendees can use to make holiday profits. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Althea Korea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxers collaboration

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I'm happy to be part of a community of online beauty influencers by Althea Korea called Althea Angels. I recently made a product review of the welcome gift they had sent me which includes Althea's very own product line called Petal Velvet Sunaway and Petal Velvet Powder. And as part of being a beauty ambassador, I'd like to share with you the good news that Althea Korea did a product collaboration recently with Korea's top TV show Get It Beauty, called the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer. For those not familiar with it, it's a 10-second mask-to-cleanser skincare product that's sure to help ladies who are always on the go. 

Real Fresh Skin Detoxer deep cleanses because it is infused with nutrients for your skin. It is available in two variants: Rose (made with French rose petals) and Green Tea (Jeju green tea leaves). Both products will leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth with a fab complexion too! It's the kind of product perfect for those who are a bit lazy to take care of their skin. But does want to make sure that their skin stays supple. 

Althea Korea Petal Velvet Powder and Petal Velvet Sunaway Product Review

I was so ecstatic when I received my Welcome Gift Box from Althea Korea as they officially welcomed me as one of their new Althea Angels. Woot! I’m officially an Althea Angel! It means you can expect more of K-Beauty product review on Purple Plum Fairy. Before I could see some raised eyebrows, let me clarify that I’ve been known in the blogosphere as a lifestyle blogger more than a beauty blogger. But I’ve been blogging for the past 8 years (I started blogging back in February of 2010) and more, so I guess it’s time to try something new. Hence, I had applied to become an Althea Angel or one of their online beauty ambassadors and product reviewers. Luckily, I got accepted and I'm so privileged, grateful and honored to be part of the said elite group of online beauty influencers.

I'm someone who actually likes to be sure in almost everything that I do. So I've also tried shopping online at Althea Korea website to make sure that I get to experience shopping for some of my favorite Korean beauty brands. Now, what do I like most about Althea Korea? What makes it different from other online shopping beauty sites? First and foremost, I love the fact that Althea Korea has FREE Shipping straight from Korea (on a minimum purchase). The products you choose to buy are said to be directly hand picked and packed from Althea's warehouse in Korea. And you get to enjoy free shipping anywhere in the world on qualifying orders! 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

House of Shang Fashion Show Features the Trendiest Holiday Glam Collection for 2018


Shangri-La Plaza's Main Atrium was the venue for House of Shang 2018 Holiday Fashion Show

Models of all ages  (from kids to adults) rocked as they sashayed the runway last Saturday night wearing some of the trendiest holiday fab and glam fashion at the House of Shang Fashion Show held at the main atrium of Shangri-La Plaza mall. The  country's top posh shopping and dining destination held its Holiday Fashion Show featuring the industry's top brands (both local and international brands) giving shoppers and fashion enthusiasts a bird's eye view of what to wear this holiday season. 

Sure, a little black dress is always on par for the party scene, but who says holiday dressing has to be so cut and dry? From glittery suits to silky slip dresses, you will totally rock the holidays! 

Yes folks, regardless of your age and gender, these are the looks that will make you a standout on the holiday party circuit. It's bound to make sure that you instantly become the life of any party. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How Taiwan Excellence Makes Life More Convenient for Consumers

Taiwan Excellence once again support the final leg of Philconstruct, the Building Construction Material Equipment and Sanitary ware industry trade fair which is happening simultaneously from November 8 to 11, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center and the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Taiwan Excellence booth can be found at Booth No.430. 

Known as the country’s biggest building and construction show who’s making history since year 1990, Philconstruct has been an avenue for creating space for manufacturers to showcase industry-related items used for building materials, components, construction equipment materials, building and construction accessories, interior design materials as well as construction machinery.

Taiwan Excellence is one of Philconstruct’s exhibitors as it once more brings in a wide variety of innovative brands that are certainly of world-class standards. For those who aren’t familiar with it yet, Taiwan Excellence is an organization that reviews and recognizes the best of the best products. They also grant awards to innovative products which they found to be exceptionally superior.

This time around, Taiwan Excellence did not only showcase their awesome product brands, but they also held a seminar where they had discussed the advantages of their featured brands. Dubbed as “Smart Constructions for Smart Cities,” the said seminar was held last November 8.

With advancement in technology, scores of cool gadgets are adorning every home that has changed people’s lifestyle. The gadgets are not just fancy; they provide quick solutions to everyday problems. The simple design and improved functions reduce human effort and conserve space.We were happy to have visited the said industry fair and allow us to share with you, some of the best innovative featured products we have discovered at the Taiwan Excellence booth. Check these out:

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Discovering the Wonders of Young Living Essential Oil

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, which is a form of alternative medicine. However, some of the health claims associated with them are controversial. I recently attended an event held by Oils Actually where they had introduced Young Living Essential Oils. I've been quite curious about essential oils as well as their health benefits. I've heard a lot of stories on how using essential oils has helped them improve their lives. 
According to our resource speaker, Ms. Jasmine Ang, a Singaporean mompreneur who also discovered the wonders of using Young Living Essential Oils. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants, "Ït only takes 22 seconds for the molecules to reach our brain, 2 minutes for it to be in our bloodstream and 20 minutes to create impact in every cell in our body."

Ms. Jasmine Ang
The oils capture the plant's scent and flavor, also called its "essence." Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence. Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that's ready for use. The way the oils are made is important, as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.

FamilyMart flagship branch reopens at Glorietta 3 branch with a brand new look

Young professionals, working people and loyal customers of popular convenient store FamilyMart at their Glorietta 3 Makati branch had something to be happy about. Their favorite convenience store has made an upgrade as it recently reopened its first ever branch in the Philippines. 

FamilyMart Glorietta 3 welcomes guests with a refurbished upgrade
Located in the heart of the Makati City Commercial Business District, the newly opened FamilyMart store features an upgraded new look and modern design, as well as bigger and cafe-inspired dining space. It gives loyal customers a chance to enjoy the airy and bright ambiance as they enjoy good food or shop for their everyday essentials. 

FamilyMart executives during the ribbon cutting ceremony headed by Mr. Roald Yap, FamilyMart General Manager

REX Book Store now globally recognized as official Philippine partner of ASCD

Press Release:

Premier learning solutions provider partners with global non-profit organization to foster new developments in educational transformation.

Learning constitutes many things, and an enduring commitment to transforming and innovating on what it means to learn and teach in the 21st century is something that the  country's foremost learning solutions provider is trying to do.

Late last year, REX Book Store was announced as the preferred distributor of publications and services by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving how learning and teaching approaches are implemented to help ensure the success of every child through innovative ways of education that challenge, support, and engage them as whole persons in a safe and healthy learning environment.

This year, REX is now recognized by ASCD as its official Philippine partner, providing Filipino educators with a firm and reliable access to award-winning and research-backed professional learning materials and programs which would help them shape today's learners into the Whole Child. REX's campaign for the Whole Child is based on ASCD's research and practices which have gained traction in other developed countries' educational systems, with integrations to curriculums and programs merging and transforming the landscape of education for the 21st century.

In what began as a resource partnership way back in 2010, ASCD has been providing REX with some of the industry's most trusted resource speakers for their internal professional development, fusing new insights and research into REX's publishing practices and holistic education campaigns. From 2015 onward, coinciding with REX's 65th anniversary, the premier learning solutions provider began gradually adopting ASCD's whole child approach into its core philosophy, incorporating the approach's vision with its own mission of providing 21st-century learning tools and solutions that reflects what its maxim "tayong lahat, kapit bisig, para sa bata, para sa bayan" means: a village, a community, helping each other nurture, sustain, and secure the success of children as future professionals who would, in turn, help transform the country into a globally competitive nation.

REX's full-fledged adoption, support, and practice of ASCD's Whole Child initiative and other innovative approaches to 21st century learning has now developed into a deeper, joint commitment to uphold the concepts of holistic education in light of the Philippine government's own campaign to bring its educational system to the next level with the K-12 program. These efforts are part of REX's vision to help produce young learners today who may lead us into the future, equipped with the critical skills they need to contribute a positive impact to society towards global progress.

With over 115,000 members from 128 countries, REX Bookstore now joins the ASCD community in helping transform the world of education by assisting teachers and learning stakeholders, and helping secure the success of each child through progressive values and holistic development.
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