Time to Switch to Watsons Label to Save on the Things that matter most

 

 Everyone’s dreaming of having new gadgets, a new car or maybe an all-expense paid trip. Sadly, there are things we need to prioritize first for ourselves or for our family. Watsons, the Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer had an answer to it. It has been Watson’s goal to help customers to shop wisely and strategically by providing us with quality products at friendly prices. Some of the smart shoppers who made a Switch and Save and receive the biggest reward from the Watsons Switcher’s Surprise Campaign. The Watsons Switcher’s Surprise Campaign brings to life the idea that by switching […]

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Prepare yourself for the long lines at the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016

 

 Whether you’re just window shopping or bent on buying travel and tours packages, this year, the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 is insanely crowded and you should better be prepared of the long lines inside the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia when you got there today, Feb. 6 and tomorrow, Feb. 7. Prep up your pockets and cards as well because you just don’t know how many great deals you might just end up scoring at the Expo. Long lines await those who are buying airline tickets since yesterday, Feb. 5 when we covered the Opening Ceremony and […]

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Chinese tradition that brings good luck for the Year of the Fire Monkey

 

 February 8, 2016 is very special for the Chinese because it is the day that they are celebrating the Chinese New Year and for this year, it’s the Year of the Fire Monkey. Known to be enthusiastic, playful, and full of energy, people born under the Year of the Monkey will be blessed with good luck this 2016. Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria showed us what to prepare and eat in time for the celebration of the Chinese New Year as we usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey. Jiaozi (Dumplings)   Eating dumplings is part of the Chinese tradition. […]

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5 Tips to Spark the Change You Want to See in the World

 

 The world population ended at 7,324,782,225 last 2015 according to Geo Hive. As of January 29, 2016, the Philippine had a total population of 101,593,251 according to United Nation estimates. While we know this big of a number in the population, we have numerous people in society wanting to change the world through various practices: creating a disruptive startup, making positive change through volunteering and charity donation, or sharing our inspiring personal stories to the world so that other people can apply our learning to their lives. But most of us think: “How can one person like me spark the […]

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Angel Locsin breaks silence on rumored split with BF Luis Manzano

 

 “May pinagdadaanan lang po kami,” (We’re patching things up) says Angel Locsin during a heart-to-heart interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda. In between, Angel almost couldn’t hold her emotions and got teary eyed while being interviewed by Boy Abunda. “Pasensya na po tito Boy kung hindi nako mag-elaborate because natatakot ako na baka may masabi ako baka imbes na maayos namin makasama pa. Ayoko namang manloko or magsinungaling. Ayun, may inaayos lang po kami,” (I’m sorry tito Boy if I’ll not elaborate because I’m afraid if I say something it might aggravate the issue. But I don’t want to fool […]

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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila ushers in the Year of the Fire Monkey

 

 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila ushers in the Year of the Fire Monkey with a bountiful feast of sumptuous culinary offerings. The celebration kicked-off with an epicurean voyage featuring the colorful culinary offerings of the Land of the Morning Calm: Korea, Annyeong Haseyo! Award-winning Korean master Chef Jang Bo-ik, flying in from Grand Ambassador by Pullman Korea, presented a gamut of unique Korean flavors with his signature dishes enhancing rich selection of the multi-awarded dining haven, Spiral. The gastronomic journey included Korean Wine Dinner (jan. 21), The Art of Making Kimchi (Jan. 22), Korean Magnifique Chef (Jan. 24), and Korean‬ ‪cooking […]

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What makes glutathione special?

 

 More than just a beauty and skin whitening agent, glutathione is our body’s aid in combating free radicals that pollute and are harmful in so many ways which produce killer diseases in our lifetime. Glutathione is a substance naturally produced by our liver and is the ultimate anti-oxidant of our body. Higher levels of glutathione reduces liver’s workload and gives it a chance to repair by itself. Glutathione makes our kidney strong and its ultimate detoxifier. Lightening of the skin is just a side effect that results when taking regular glutathione supplement. Glutathione benefits: Anti-aging Used to treat Parkinson’s disease […]

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Mobile app GrabTaxi is now Grab

 

 Mobile app for taxi and car booking GrabTaxi renames and is now simply called Grab. Grab announces this latest news at it happens in Singapore today. This is a developing story. Will update. UPDATE: GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, rebrands to Grab today. The new Grab encompasses all the company’s services: taxis (GrabTaxi), private car services (GrabCar), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress), under one umbrella brand.   Rebrand signifies Grab’s market dominance in Southeast Asia   Since launching in 2012, Grab has evolved from a humble taxi-booking app to Southeast Asia’s largest land […]

From ‘Open Happiness’ to ‘Taste the Feeling’, Coca-Cola’s new campaign focuses on the brand

 

 Here’s  a trivia that I heard during the latest event of Coca-Cola last week. Did you know that the Philippines is the first country where Coca-Cola distributed outside the United States? This answers the question why Filipinos have fell in love with the softdrink product and becane a hit in our country. I remember in the 80s, the popular softdrink in America is Pepsi and not Coke. Remember Michael Jackson’s commercial spots? And I would always laugh it off because here, the most sought after brand is Coke. It’s Coke everywhere. Even celebrities tied up with Coke in the 80s. […]

Why photo enthusiasts drool at FUJIFILM X-PRO2, X70, and the X-E2s

 

 If there’s an expression and feeling that I am having right now, it is to crave and drool at the latest FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras that were recently launched in the Philippines. Owning an X-PRO2 is like targeting a lotto jackpot. I’m never in my life would ever imagine if I will be able to afford and buy an X-PRO2 which is one of the flagship camera that FUJIFILM is introducing this year. Maybe I’ll just consider the X70 or X-E2s. FUJIFILM X-PRO2 But given the fact that X-PRO2 offers key features like a.) Newly developed 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, b.) […]

Lenovo VIBE S1 review

 

 Considerably, the Lenovo VIBE S1 is the perfect selfie camera phone in the Lenovo VIBE Series. Camera We have proven its depth and sharpness when we brought the VIBE S1 in our Sinulog Festival trip this January. We can say that it exceeded our expectation for the selfie camera mode in comparison with previous brands that we’ve reviewed so far. Also it passed in our night time low light photography when we took shots of an electronic music fest and fireworks display. There is a little if none of a noise and images are captured even on night mode condition. […]

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Mad Dogs is a Hangover style in Belize

 

 I saw Mad Dogs first two episodes ahead of the US and Philippine premiere telecast, thanks to HOOQ TV who is bringing this action thriller series on video-on-demand platform. My first impression was it kinda looked like Hangover II where our boys in Mad Dogs were drawn to complicated matters arising from a murder of their best pal in Belize. A quick Google search and it pointed to a certain country in Central America bordered in between Mexico, Guatemala, and the Carribean Sea. Mad Dogs is the story of five friends who went to Belize on a purpose of vacation […]

SINULOG FESTIVAL A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION IN CEBU

Quick guide to Cebu’s Sinulog Festival weekend celebration

 

 I would have never been more inspired to share my Sinulog experience if I haven’t participated in this year’s weekend celebration in Cebu. Christmas season in Cebu doesn’t end in December. The revelry and merrymaking continues in January or until Sinulog festival ends, third week of the first month of the new year. For this year, the Grand Parade was held on January 17, Sunday. What is Sinulog? Sinulog celebrates the feast of Sto. Niño ‘Viva Pit Senyor’ with week-long festivity including a showcase of parade of competing cultural dances. The grand fluvial procession parades in different locations that is significant […]

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The Flash and Arrow spin-off Legends of Tomorrow premieres on January 22, Warner TV

 

 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is finally coming on Warner TV and will premiere on January 22, 9PM, same day as the US. I have been waiting for the premiere of Legends of Tomorrow after it was announced last year, following the successful runs of The Flash and Arrow, and I was lucky to score a first-look of the pilot episode earlier today, thanks to the people from Warner TV Philippines for the invitation, especially to Marianne Lee, Vice President – Content, General Entertainment, at Turner International Asia Pacific (Turner). Unfortunately, I can’t discuss what happened on the first episode and […]

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Plus63 music fest debuts in time for Sinulog 2016 weekend celebration

 

 Named after the Philippines’ country code, Plus63 music fest debuted first wave at Cebu International Convention Center Grounds in Mandaue City last January 16 as Cebu province celebrates Sinulog 2016. Crowds flocked CICC grounds from 3PM to 4AM and all dance and rock to the beat and music of Plus63 performers which included local band Powespoonz, DJs The Zombettes and Mark Marasigan, and headlined by Steve Angello. I arrived at the venue past 12 midnight and bought a ticket for PHP 1,200 sold on the day itself. The ticket price was higher compared from the tickets sold for early birds. […]

MANILA TO BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO TRAVEL

Important things you need to know before you pack your bags for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

 

 From the list of 60 countries where you can travel visa-free from the Philippines, Brazil pops out as one of them. And if you are planning of visiting the country sometime soon, either to see the majestic Christ the Redeemer statue or be there when the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro happens, a careful study of the budget and documents is to be considered first before embarking on this journey. According to articles from Travel Book, GMA Network, and When In Manila, a Filipino (Philippine resident), who wants to visit Brazil can enter the country visa-free for 90 days […]

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10 Financial Hacks That Will Help You Save More Money

 

 What can you say about your financial state last 2015? The answer to this question can help you get an overview of what you want to achieve financially this 2016 based on actual personal instances and figures. Did you hit your savings goals? Did you decrease your credit card debt or loan payments? Did you wish that you achieved more last year? Reflecting on the past year and taking action can help you reach your financial goals for 2016 with more objectivity and effectiveness. Make “planned” impulse buys. Seat sales? Sales on every corner of the mall  at all months of […]

RIVERMAYA REUNION GIG BRINGS BACK NOSTALGIA

Rivermaya reunion happened while you were sleeping last night

 

 “Rivermaya reunion happened while you were sleeping last night” That was the catch phrase Roxanne Nebres, concert photographer, posted on her Facebook page, accompanying a video of the song “Himala” performed by no-less than the original members of the 90s rising Pinoy Rock era band, Rivermaya. Perf De Castro, Nathan Azarcon, Mark Escueta, and Rico Blanco reunited last night at 19 East of what could be a sign for an upcoming reunion in the future. Bamboo Manalac (also known as Bamboo), lead singer of Rivermaya first generation, was invited but unfortunately he was in the US when this all happened. The reunion […]

BUDGET AIRLINES CEBU PACIFIC AND AIRASIA FOR CEBU SINULOG FESTIVAL

Which budget airlines, Cebu Pacific or AirAsia, offer big savings for Sinulog Festival?

 

 Now that Sinulog Festival is fast approaching, a lot of travelers from Manila and outside the country are preparing for their flight details going to the province of Cebu to experience the once in a year colorful festival which will start from January 12 up to February 2, 2016. The highlights of the festivity though will begin on January 15 with the Grand Parade happening on the 17th. Like many travelers, I am looking at January 15 – 19, 2016 as best visiting dates to go to Cebu from Manila and I am carefully studying which among Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines can give me […]

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Ricky Gervais is back for 2016 Golden Globes Award but you didn’t know he was once part of the new wave synth-pop Seona Dancing

 

 For the millennials and 90s kids, they’ve known Ricky Gervais as the creator of The Office, the man who advocates for animal rights, a comedian, and the all-time favorite Golden Globes emcee. But did they think that Ricky Gervais looked like this before? Before he became this? Oh no! Not that one. But this. Just to freshen up your memory. Ricky and friend Bill Macrae was once a British synth-pop duo back in the 80s when they formed Seona Dancing in 1982. Although quite popular, Seona Dancing never made it big time internationally speaking, but interestingly their “More To Lose” became […]

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GoPro-like footage with Cherry Mobile Action Cam for only 3,999 pesos

 

 At first it was figity, and it it took at least a couple of times before tech blogger Bam Amor of AdoboTech.net successfully made his Cherry Mobile Action Cam mounted on a kite fly during an afternoon activity in Nuvali. In his caption accompanied by the video posted on Facebook, Bam mentioned, “Eto na nakalipad na ang Cherry Action Cam na nakakabit sa Kite using only the reliable rubberband!” (Here it goes! The Cherry Mobile Action Cam mounted on a kite using only the reliable rubber band!) You can watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/bam.amor/videos/10208578117233881/ He teased a comment on his post […]

GLOBE WELCOMES NETFLIX

Globe subscribers can now enjoy Netflix with Google Chromecast

 

 Hours after Netflix announced its availability to 130 countries, including the Philippines, it already made an impact worldwide especially for those 69 million subscribers of the online streaming company. Filipinos who’ve waited for a long time can now access Netflix on their smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, and other devices compatible. Globe subscribers wont get left behind with the latest announcement. With a Globe Home Broadband Plan starting at Plan 1299, customers can enjoy Netflix with Google Chromecast for a more inclusive entertainment experience at home. Globe Telecom is gearing up for the arrival of Internet television network Netflix in the Philippines with […]

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Netflix takes over the world – except China, Crimea, Syria, and North Korea

 

 Nothing can stop Netflix and they are all over the world. Well, almost. The 69 million users video-on-demand online streaming company announced on Wednesday that surprised the tech community at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show it has operated in 130 countries across the globe, with the exceptions of China, Crimea, Syria, and North Korea because of US government policies restricting US companies from operating in those areas. It already began its service in the Philippines and also just recently, available in India. Philippine subscription starts at PhP 370, PhP 460, and PhP 550. Those who’ve purchased Kata Box and latest Kata […]