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SPIRAL AMAZING SONKRAN FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Spiral presents Amazing Songkran Food Festival

 

 In celebration with the annual Songkran Festival in Thailand, Spiral tapped an amazing culinary voyage on its second installment of the Flavors of the World Series featuring Amazing Songkran. It’s a 3-day celebration of the Thai cuisine with Spiral’s Thai Master Chef, Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who trained in Thailand and has been cooking Thai food for over 12 years. When in Thai, flavors such as the Pad Thai and Tom Yum are always on the list when in search of authentic Thai flavors. We remembered while we were in the streets of Phuket, we were able to taste […]

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ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY fight is on tonight

 

 Defending his belt on Philippines soil and as headliner for the ONE Championship ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY fight will be ONE Lightwieght World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang’s main concern when he battles with contender Ev Ting at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila tonight, April 21, 2017. Only 3 hours left and MMA fans will also have the opportunity to see the fight between Dann6 Kingad and Muhammad Aiman. It’s going to be the debut of former wushu national champion Gina Iniong in the ONE Championship ring.   All these and more and the exciting announcement of Acer Predator […]

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Best Gourmet Burgers Down South

 

 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonFilinvestCity/videos/1338898496191793/ Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half […]

ROAD TRIP 21-HOURS MANILA TO CAGAYAN

How we slay the 21-hour road trip from Manila to Cagayan for Partakan Festival 2017

 

 We went to Cagayan during the Holy Week to cover the 4th Partakan Festival 2017 which was held at Anguib Beach Club in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Partakan Festival is an annual celebration of brotherhood, passion, and freedom amongst motorbike riders and enthusiasts organized by Ropali Classic to promote Moto-Tourism in the province of Cagayan in Cagayan Valley region which is located at the northeastern tip of Luzon. A lot of things happened during the festival but nothing is more exciting than our 21-hour road trip travel from Manila to Cagayan. Normally, a bus ride may only take, more or less, 15 hours to get […]

JOLLIBEE AND PHILIPPINE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION MOA SIGNING

Jollibee and Philippine Rugby Football Union forge for strong and lasting partnership

 

 Representing Pinoy pride and the love for the country, both Jollibee and the Philippine Rugby Footbal Union signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last April 10, 2017 at the Jollibee Plaza in Ortigas, Pasig City. Present in the union were Philippine Rugby Footbal Union, Inc. Treasurer, William Bailey and Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer Francis Flores, in the presence of PRFU National Team Head Jake Letts and Jollibee Philippines Brand Communications PR Director Arline Adeva. The program was moderated by Jollibee Philippines Brand Communications Digital PR Cat Triviño. The partnership enclosed the presence of Jollibee branding on PRFU’s Get […]

ICATS 7TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

International Cabin Attendant Training School Celebrates 7 Founding Years

 

 It was just a leap of faith when International Cabin Attendant Training School or ICATS was founded 7 years ago by CEO and co-founder Princess Joy Garcia alongside Arthuro de Leon and the late Armie Guiao in 2009. ICATS was established with a mission to meet the demands of the airline service industry by helping Filipino dreamers reach their highest potentials. ICATS has no tie-ups with any airlines but the school’s portfolio speaks for itself why different airlines seek ICATS graduates and this is where the school stands out from other international cabin attendant training schools. “We just don’t train for the […]

STARBUCKS SUMMER FRAPPUCCINO GRAND LAUNCH

StarbucksPH officially welcomes summer with new beverage and Starbucks collectors’ cards

 

 Starbucks just made an awesome beverage and we are rolling! In time for summer, Starbucks Philippines introduced lately a new coffee mix blended beverage that people with sweet tooth will enjoy. Who would have thought that popcorn and pretzel can be put together in one single drink like the Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino Blended Beverage, making it a one delectable drink. Those childhood sweet memories will surely play back in everyone’s head once they  tasted this sweet concoction from Starbucks which will be readily available come April 18 on a limited time. The Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino, loaded with caramel popcorn and […]

EON DIGITAL SELFIE BANKING

EON E-Money App revolutionizes Digital Banking

 

 Today, moving your PayPal funds doesn’t have to be complicated. Thanks to EON Card, PayPal transfer has become much simpler to your EON Account by entering Union Bank of the Philippines as your bank. Bank code will be sent via email once you avail and register your EON Starter Account that is available for only P150 and has a P50 EON Starter Account Balance. This is just one of the innovation and initial offering from Union Bank of the Philippines to make life smashingly awesome and banking a truly wonderful digital experience through their newest offering, EON DigitalMe and E-Money […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017

 

 It was out first time to cover the hot air balloon show in Lubao last April 6 and it was a great day to be there on its first day. This happens to be its 4th year since its inception which is now annually held in Pradera Verde, a 360-hectare sports and leisure complex in the first-class municipality in Lubao, Pampanga and is a two hour and thirty minutes drive from Quezon City. We left Eton Centris by 2:30 AM and we reached our destination by 4 AM. It was still dark and we have to get familiarized with the […]

4TH PARTAKAN FESTIVAL ANGUIB BEACH

4th Partakan Festival in Anguib Beach is ready to go

 

 It’s great to see three of the most trusted motorbike brands in the Philippines coming and joining together for one special occasion that aims to celebrate brotherhood, passion, and freedom of motorists, the 4th Partakan Festival, which will happen on April 14-15, 2017 at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Ronald Carreon, Department Head of Sales and Marketing, Honda Philippines Inc.; John Carlo Roque, Regional Head for North Luzon, Yamaha Motor Philippines; and Dan Darang, Brand Manager, Kawasaki Motors Philippines Inc. join forces for the annual Partakan Festival to provide sponsorship, bike clinics, camaraderie, family bonding, and promote Moto-tourism in this side […]

SHELL SUMMER ROAD TRIP

Shell kicked off ‘Recharge Your Summer Road Trip’ with a whole-day escapade in the Southern part of the metro

 

 It was our first time to be part of a Shell road trip event and as soon as we got the invitation, we immediately confirmed our participation for this year’s summer event. These past few days we’ve experienced a rise on the temperature and that signals the beginning of summer, and Pilipinas Shell knows how to make this season more enjoyable, fun, and worthwhile for their customers by launching summer offerings, services, and food delights. This summer 2017, Shell officially kicked off ‘Recharge Your Summer Road Trip’ summer themed-drive, with us, the media, to a whole-day escapade in the Southern part […]

ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORE FEATURES GO LOKAL!

Robinsons Department Store embraces local ingenuity through Go Lokal!

 

 The Philippines is a country that is full of ingenuity. They just have to discover and given the right exposure, original homegrown products can be at par with their foreign counterparts. 99% of entrepreneurs in the country consists of micro-entrepreneurs, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon V. Lopez during his acknowledgement remark last March 24 for the official opening of Go Lokal! in Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Place Manila. “I (and behalf of DTI), thanked Robinsons Group for recognizing these entrepreneurs and through Go Lokal!, they are given a chance to get inside malls, get exposed […]

AUKEY BY SPITZE TRADING

Aukey introduces Quick Charge 3.0

 

 German brand, Aukey, landed on Philippine shore and introduced a stellar of products when it come to power charging accessories with the latest technologies combining over a decade of hardware expertise. Aukey showcased its latest product line of power banks, usb car charger, pocket series charger, and wall charger during their event at Artsy Cafe last Tuesday. From the powerful line of products, the Quick Charge 3.0 technology caught our attention. Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered  to refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging. It is designed to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and […]

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8 #UnboxYourPhone event in Manila

 

 It was an early call time in the morning when we were invited to witness the grand unveiling of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the posh City Of Dreams in Manila. After getting off a Grab sedan ride, we hurriedly went to the Ballroom area where the #UnboxYourPhone was set to happen. Armed with our Samsung Galaxy S7, we took photos and videos of the program where an exciting introduction of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ presented by Samsung Electronics Philippines executive took place before the officially unveiling of the new smartphone. The unpacking event in Manila was in connection with the […]

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Coachella Feels With Wanderland

 

 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]

NOKIA 3310 COMING SOON IN THE PHILIPPINES

Nokia 3310 and more will be coming very soon in the Philippines

 

 Nokia 3310 and more, Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 4 feature smartphones, will be coming very soon in the Philippines but for now we’ll have to enjoy these photos. We sat down with HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela for an early lunch and at the same time he gave us some insights on the comeback of Nokia in the market. Nummela brought along 4 color variants of the classic Nokia 3310, Nokia models 3, 5, and 6, and 4 feature phones which are part of global release sometime in Q2 2017. We went nostalgic the moment we held the Nokia […]

SNAPCART MOBILE APP

Snapcart Philippines is now on iOS

 

 Everybody loves shopping. Who doesn’t? And while you’re on it, wouldn’t it be good to know that while you shop for your favorite items, you get cashback rewards from your receipts? That’s what Snapcart does. Southeast Asia’s first real-time shopper engagement mobile app allows brands to connect with its consumers directly by simply analyzing data from shopping receipts. Rolled out last August 2016 in the country, the mobile app has now around 97,000 downloads on Android and is now available on iOS. Snapcart gives its users cashback incentives by taking a snap of receipts from groceries, pharmacies, and cosmetics. Users […]

MOVIECLUB

Vault for Filipino content now available through MovieClub

 

 “Just play, not pay,” says the tagline for MovieClub, a free to download video-on-demand that features a vault for Filipino content such as content creators, studio libraries, film festivals, local and foreign award winners,  and independent films. The best part of it, it’s free! Yup, you don’t have to pay for subscription. It’s absolutely free to watch and download Filipino movies, locally and independently produced, local TV series, music videos, news, and sports. All you have to do is download the app via Google Play. It’s not yet available on Apple Store. You’ll have to wait if you’re using an […]

JUSTICE LEAGUE TEAM 2017 POSTER

Justice is Coming, the League is Here!

 

 Are you ready for the Justice League trailer? Take our money, you Zack Snyder, you! Justice League will have its premiere run on November 17, 2017 and before that trailers and the League’s individual posters have come up on the internet since two days back. Now, would it be exciting to see one of the movie trailers of Justice League alongside some of the behind-the-scenes showing Bruce Wayne checking out Arthur Curry, Diana Prince, Barry Allen, and Victor Stone? Here it is for your fandom pleasure!     And wait! We’ve also tied one of the Injustice 2 trailers here. […]

THE BIKE PLAYGROUND CIRCULO VERDE

The Bike Playground opens at Circulo Verde

 

 The first and only asphalt pump tracks and bike park in Metro Manila is finally open at the Ortigas & Co.’s 10-hectare master planned mix use community, Circulo Verde, in Calle Industria, Quezon City. The Bike Playground brings the outdoor experience closer to your home and office and guarantees an unbeatable biking experience as it simply has so much to offer – the Philippines’ first signature pump track, a 1km Outdoor Trail, and an Outdoor Kids Track. “Combining small town charm with big city dynamism, it is another testament to Ortigas & Company’s commitment in transforming some of the country’s most iconic […]

MY STREET, HIGH STREET

Sunday Outdoor Play at My Street, High Street

 

 With today’s digital lifestyle, kids are more focused on playing with their gadgets than playing games that will make them sweat. Outdoor play for kids is now being recommended by experts because it is beneficial for the kids physical development, and much more healthier, too. Playing outdoors also develop their motor skills and self-confidence. Beginning last March 9, 2017, My Street, High Street was launched by Bonifacio Global City. It takes the adults on a trip down the memory lane when most of the kids activities were done outdoors. In line with this, BGC opened its streets so that people, […]

GO HOTELS NORTH EDSA

Go Hotels opens 2nd branch under Roxaco-Vanguard Hotels Corporation

 

 Business and leisure travelers, occasional tourists and backpackers can now experience quality service accommodation with the newest Go Hotels branch right in North EDSA. Situated along the stretch of EDSA, Quezon City, the new Go Hotels is just a few minutes away from SM North EDSA, the Philippines’ largest mall, and select government offices. Go Hotels North EDSA is the 2nd out of the 5 projects of Roxaco-Vanguard Hotel Corporation, in association with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). Overall, it’s the 12th Go Hotels branch in the country. Three more Go Hotels will soon open, Go Hotels Cubao, Timog, and Ermita, Manila […]

10 NETFLIX SHOWS WORTH BINGE WATCHING

10 Netflix shows worth binge watching

 

 You watch a particular show right on your set and follow your favorite series until the end of the season, looking forward for the next chapter and hop on to the next one. The internet TV innovation makes our viewing experience more enjoyable on Smart TVs and with handful of devices that have innovated further offering better usability, faster performance, watching TV programs becomes more immersive, especially when you’re watching with a 4K HDR. The 4K High Dynamic Range gives ultimate picture quality with brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). When it […]

JOLLIBEE #LANGHAPSARAPYUM WITH JULIA BARRETTO AND JOSHUA GARCIA

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia go nostalgic with Jollibee #LanghapSarapYum TVC

 

 If you are wondering “why are Julia Barretto and Josh Garcia dressed in astronaut costumes?” in the new Jollibee TVC and ‘what’s so ‘outer-space’ about the new commercial?’ Below’s the answer. Here’s a bit of a trivia. In the 80s, when Jollibee introduced the Yum Burger with a TV ad that showed the iconic langhap-sarap appeal that crossed boundaries up to foreigners’ taste when it comes to burger, the ad showed two astronauts who’ve just landed on the moon and got smitten by the langhap-sarap Jollibee Yum Burger. To honor the classic langhap-sarap commercial, Jollibee decided to do a remake […]

GLOBE AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TURNED OVER 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM TO MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

Globe and Habitat for Humanity unveiled Manila Science High School’s 21st century classroom

 

 Last March 17, Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multi-functional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working space that is fit for 21st century learning. Keynote speaker Eva Nacion, MaSci Prinicipal, Batch ’91 Representative, Marga Uy Baula, and 5th District Manila Congresswoman Cristal Bagatsing gave congratulatory words to this momentous occasion. If you’ll remember, MaSci, the first pilot science high school in the Philippines, joined the Global Filipino School (GFS) Program, a long-term educational initiative of Globe to transform select public schools into centers […]