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Lenovo ups the merch with affordable multimedia smartphone Vibe K5 series


 Bum with your current smartphosme because it can’t give you enough of the things you need? Well, Lenovo Vibe K5 Series has just released a very good-looking and affordable smartphones and they are already available as soon as you shop for them. Launching off from the the Vibe K4 models, the K5 series are kickass on their own form factors. We haven’t actually tried any of the three latest models but based on our first impressions, they’re a big catch that is so difficult not to take a second look. Here are why we think the Lenovo Vibe K5 Series […]


The Dawn: Nothing Beats the Orig


 I would say 2016 is turning out to be another great year for OPM. The first ever Pinoy rock band that I enjoyed listening to while growing up in the 80’s, The Dawn, just welcomed back lead guitarist Francis “Kiko” Reyes (a.k.a. DJ Francis Brew of NU107) and bassist Carlos “Caloy” Balcells. They recently started their series of gigs with Kiko and Caloy and I attended one of them, which happened to be a free show in a nearby mall. It’s actually my very first time to see the live performance of these legends (plus guitarist Rommel “Sancho” Sanchez, who […]


LG reveals the Perfect Black, Perfect Color OLED TV 4K


 Gone were the days when you look for a TV and you ask, “Is it cable-ready?” Now, consumers are looking for the best Smart TV and if it’s a 4K Smart TV. LG Electronics, a global innovation in TV technology, is breaking new grounds with its latest line of premium OLED TVs, and it’s now available in the country. It’s not just Smart TV, it’s OLED TV 4K. We dropped by at one of the sophisticated suites at Raffles Hotel to check out the exclusive preview of LG’s revolutionary technology set to power the TVs of tomorrow. In between munching […]


Oishi Snacktacular returns with bigger and more exciting games


 It was our first time to join the Oishi Snacktacular event and based on the people we know who took part in the previous Oishi events, we knew that this year’s going to be more awesome. And yes it did. Last July 15-17, Oishi Snacktacular 2016 was held at the Music Hall at the SM Mall of Asia and for 3 days, people from all walks of life came to the grand and exciting event that Liwayway Marketing Corporation prepared as it coincides with their 70th year celebration this year. And fans of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were delighted […]


Get Into the Active Life with the Nova Life Active Pass


 Jack ‘n Jill Nova, the great tasting fiber-rich multigrain snack, invites everyone to kick-start the fit and active life that they’ve always wanted through the Nova Life Active Pass program. This six-month long series of interactive fitness classes will be taught by industry pros. The classes change every month to help people discover the activity that fits them best. You can experience street dance with World Hip-Hop Dance Championship placer Legit Status at the Groove Central Studio in July, and indoor cycling with the team at Centro Fitness Club in August. On September, try skateboarding with the multi-awarded members of […]


Vermosa Bike Night Carnival for Active Lifestyle


 Vermosa, Ayala Land’s 700-hectare master-planned estate development in Cavite, formally unveiled the Vermosa Bike Skills Park last May 28, along with the Bike Night Carnival. The Bike Night Carnival took place in the country’s only purpose-built mountain bike skills park inside the Vermosa, one of South Luzon’s hottest cycling spots. The event gathered biking and cycling enthusiasts all over the country. The event was graced by the presence of professional cyclist, track builder and Fox Athlete, Parabanne “Bans” Mendoza, who operated the skills tracks. Vermosa also brought in Fox Athlete Josh Lewis and world-class professional riders Ali Parkin and Sam […]


Everybody wins together as OLX community continues its growth as leading online classified platform


 We are pretty much sure that 80-90% of our Filipino readers here have in one-time or frequently used the online classified platform OLX to buy or sell previously owned goods and cars, inquire for latest job openings, and check a house or space for rent or for sale. OLX has been a household name as the brand steadily grown over the last ten years. In the Philippines, OLX receives over 40,000 new listings placed every day. As its local community of active users grows, the platform continues to respond to users’ needs and demands. And to strengthen OLX Philippines ties to their beloved […]


Smart unboxes giga loads of surprises and latest offerings on MVP’s 70th birthday celebration


 Every person at the Bonifacio Ballroom hallway of the newly opened Shangri-La The Fort were all curious to know what Smart was going to unveil as for the title of the event was ‘Smart Unbox’ presentation. The people knew it was Manny V. Pangilinan’s, who is better known in the business and telco world as MVP, 70th birthday. And they were eager to make the first greet. The secret to MVP’s rise to success maybe his no absence from work and in this case, important event that will make Smart more aggressive in its industry. As soon as people got […]


How strong and secure is your online password?


 If you’re not sure if your internet online password is not strong, safe, and secure, hook on this site first before you proceed below. For many, and that include us, think that our choice passwords are already strong and safe. But wait until you try and test it on the site we just gave you. High school students of Manila Science High School know very much than we do. At their tender age, they knew the danger that lurks beneath the world wide web and that there is someone who’s out to steal their online information and use it without […]


Big events coming for 21st PIHABF, Miss Aviation, and Asian Air Safari with Capt. Joy Roa


 For twenty years, Capt. Joy Roa spearheaded the love for flying to a new and different heights in the Philippines and around the world, producing an awesome hot air balloon festival which we all know as the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta boasts of many things that fly like the aviation formation in the sky, hot air balloon, radio controlled aircraft, among other flying activities. The next PIHABF will be on February 9-12, 2017 and the organizers are already preparing for another extravagant event to make everybody fill their hearts with joy […]


Jollibee’s Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak is ridiculous!


 This is crazy. Honestly, we believed that the NEW Jollibee Sweet-Spicy BBQ – a new take on their Burger Steak item is so ridiculous! Ridiculous on Price For P50 you’ll get 1pc Solo Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak with rice. For P55 you’ll get 1pc Valeu Meal Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak with rice and Nestea Iced Tea. For P80 you’ll get 2pc Solo Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak with rice. For P85 you’ll get 2pc Value Meal Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak with rice and Nestea Iced Tea. *You can ask for other drinks (like soda) if you don’t like your order with Iced Tea and […]


Family Movie Time is Quality Time


 Together with my daughter and her nanny, I attended the media launch of the SM Cinema Family Movie Day last July 2. I just love it when work and leisure come together and I get to spend at least half of the weekend doing both just to be with them, especially somewhere very close to home (venue was SM Southmall, which is only a 10-minutes trike ride away). We were one of those early bird guests and the program hasn’t started yet, hence we decided to go around the event area to see how my mini me (who easily gets […]


That Time of My Life… As An Idiot


 I’m grateful for my concert-like theater experience with American Idiot just recently at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater. Why I got so interested in being an Idiot ready to rock for one night? I’m a 90’s kid and f***ing proud of it! Green Day has been one of my favorite bands since my student years and it all started with their hit track Basket Case. Other songs of this legendary rock band on my playlist are Minority, Wake Me Up When September Ends, and Time of Your Life. Another 90’s-kid factor that convinced me to be there and […]


Plantronics product launching


 Plantronics, a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers, recently launched the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headsets, RIG 500 Gaming Headsets, and BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbuds at Conrad Hotel last June 23 and we had a sneak look at the powerhouse products Plantronics is now offering in the market. Plantronics have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth headsets to gaming solutions, Plantronics deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. The Voyager 5200 and 5200 UC Bluetooth devices feature WindSmart technology, an exclusive Plantronics […]

Understanding The Truths About Acne


 “Wash your face as often as possible,” “Dab a toothpaste over your pimple,” “Rub calamansi juice all over your face and leave it overnight”–these are some of many skin care advices you have probably heard from your grandmother or best friend about getting rid of acne. Without second thought, some people will desperately follow these tips, hoping that it will answer their pimple problems–a common mistake that people commit when battling those zits. It’s highly recommended for people with acne to consult a board-certified dermatologist before venturing into any skin care routine. However, it’s also essential that they are equipped […]

Explaining The Impact of Psychology on Social Media Marketing


 An important step in forming an effective social media marketing strategy is to understand how people think and behave. Through knowing their target people well, marketers can compel them into liking the brand they promote. Most marketing companies even conduct studies just to get a glimpse on the decision-making and behavior of their consumers. However, there’s another field that they make use of in the process of fathoming people–and it’s psychology. Incorporating basic psychology principles to social media marketing can help marketers create a deeper level of connection between their brand and target consumers online. By tapping the subconscious thinking […]

Mobile Apps Your Event Should Never Go Without


 Planning and managing corporate events can be quite taxing. Creating and sending out invitations, sharing ideas, promoting the event, and evaluating demand much efforts and resources. The success of an event depends on how well and fast these tasks are done, and it is a challenge for event planners to make sure that the right elements will come into place. However, sometimes events management teams encounter difficulties like tight time constraints, miscommunication, and physical limitations–problems that can be easily avoided if appropriate technology will be incorporated to their work. Now that people live in a fast-paced world and a lot […]


Enjoy every day rewards with CLiQQ app from 7-Eleven


 Just Cliqq It As soon as you finished installing the 7-Eleven CLiQQ app on your mobile phones, you can now start earning and redeem every day reward points and items from any 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. The every day rewards is a special gift from 7-Eleven for their loyal customers through the CLiQQ app, formerly known as Every Day! Rewards Card. The app includes a loyalty barcode that lets 7-Eleven customers earn points every time they visit and make purchases worth P50 or more. P50 is equivalent to 1 point and can be earned even on separate purchases. These points […]


Getting to know more about Visit Guam 2016


 Aside from being a great vacation destination, awesome shopping experience, touristy spots, etc., we still have a lot of things which we should know and discover if we are going to Guam, a tropical island similar to the Philippines and is only 3.5 hours away from Manila. First, to be able to visit Guam, we must have a valid US visa (non-immigrant (tourist) visa is the most easiest to obtain) which we can all apply at the US Embassy in Manila, pay the visa fee $160, and schedule the appointment online to be able to proceed to the next step, […]


Robin Padilla and MoneyGram help to bring OFWs closer to their families


 Robin Padilla is known in Philippines Showbiz as the Action Prince and has been a popular figure both charitable works and campaigns entertaining Filipino workers abroad, aka OFWs. MoneyGram is a money remittance US based company in Dallas, known globally in 200 countries, including Philippines which has over 13,000 locations by the end of July 2016. MoneyGram has 375,000 locations worldwide. Robin and MoneyGram’s relationship started four years ago in 2012 and continuously strengthens within the succeeding years. The first endorsement by Robin as Global Brand Ambassador for MoneyGram was to bring awareness on what the brand was all about, according to […]


Cafe Enye casual dining restaurant at Eastwood City


 Think breakfast like you’re having it in another time of the day where you slumped on your chair with your favorite morning meal while sipping Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or fruity rich flavored craft beer instead of the usual coffee or hot chocolate. “Are you sure we’re talking of breakfast here,” you might be asking. Yes. And yes, again, because you can. Where? At Cafe Enye. Cafe Enye is a casual dining restaurant that serves Colonial Spanish Cuisine, food inspired from where the Spaniards have settled, specifically, Northern Morocco, Argentina, Central America, and the Philippines. Just to give you ideas on […]


C’est Trop Bon at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila


 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates French National Day C’est Trop Bon for the whole month of July highlighting 210 different types of cheese at Spiral’s L’Epicerie to further enrich the Filipino’s growing adoration for the classic French staple. Cheese specialist Colin Chandaras will share the fine art of appreciating cheeee from July 6-10, 2016 at lunch and dinner. Colin has a specialization on cheese and dairy products, having been trained by the master cheesemaker himself, Pascal Beillevarie. He is an official envoy of Fromagerie Beilleverie, sharing his knowledge and expertise on cheese. According to Colin, “What I love about cheese […]


Rak of Aegis’ 5th year returns with fresh faces and theater stalwarts


 Rak of Aegis is a musical theatrical play that has been creating stir of wonderful reviews since it began five years ago. Rak of Aegis is Philippine Educational Theater Asscotian’s (PETA) hit comedy welcome break from the grueling summer heat as the company gears toward celebrating its 50th year. Different actors and actresses have been assigned to the Rak of Aegis roles over the years, and for 2016 new breed of fresh faces and theater stalwarts headline the show with extraordinary spectacle of rain and flood set to run from June 17 to August 28, 2016 with whopping 82 shows. […]


Smart Padala welcomes Angel Locsin as their newest brand ambassador


 Smart Padala welcomes actress Angel Locsin as their newest brand endorser. Smart Padala started in 2004 using the Filipino word ‘padala’ to remain true to the service of being close to the heart of Filipinos and is the world’s first international cash remittance service linked into a mobile phone. In 2005, Smart Padala launched its domestic cash remittance service. Smart Padala continues to be the leading domestic remittance service in the Philippines in approximately 15,000 Smart padala centers being used by 4-5 million Filipinos every month. Angel Locsin is also promoting Smart Padala’s “Smart PadaLapit” TVC further strengthening its brand’s […]


Sweet X Manila: Awesome has arrived!


 Sweet Ecstacy Manila just officially opened their newest branch at Uptown Parade in Uptown Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Promising a new level of experience when it comes to comfort foods like burgers, fries, and chicken wings, Sweet Ecstacy Manila offers mouthwatering and great tasting items on their menu that will make customers fall in love and make them want for more. Sweet Ectacy combines the classic 1950s Quick Service Restaurant experience with a simple yet unique menu where classic American food is made fresh for customers when they order it. Celebrity friends of Sweet Ecstacy Manila were present during the […]