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Rivermaya Is Back With A Heavy Rock N’ Roll Feels Single ‘Manila’

 

 Thanks to Azrael, I woke up to the sound of the ‘new’ Rivermaya. Heavy with the rock n’ roll feels, it looks like the Filipino rock band has finally ‘found’ its right place back once again. For more than 23 years, Rivermaya has been currently moving in circles with different lineup since frontman Bamboo Mañalac departed from the band in 1998. The unexpected departure paved the way for Rico Blanco to assume the primary vocals with remaining member Mark Escueta. Perf de Castro and Nathan Azarcon were replaced by Kakoy Legaspi, Mike Elgar, and Japs Sergio in 2001. Japs penned […]

EUGENIO LOPEZ CENTER EVENTS PLACE ANTIPOLO CITY

Eugenio Lopez Center, a view of panoramic metropolis and nature’s exceptional beauty

 

 While I was typing the headline for this article, I was thinking of the best caption that would catch the attention of whoever is going to read this. Together with a small group of lifestyle and travel bloggers, I was invited to visit Eugenio Lopez Center (ELC) in Antipolo. ELC spawns with an area of 5,250 square meters atop a 10-hectare property situated on the highest hill along Sumulong Hi-way in Antipolo City. Eugenio Lopez Center offers an ideal venue for team building, function room meetings, theater viewing, and also dining and accommodation with 38 modern rooms to cater corporate and […]

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 […]

EUROPAK BACKPACK

Europak: Inspired by European Artistry

 

 Inspired by European artistry, the Europak brand – registered in Hong Kong, has captured the discerning bag lovers’ taste with their equally premium quality-crafted designs that matches the everyday lifestyles of the young urban professionals. Europak’s design is rooted on European artistry and heritage with timeless appeal, sophisticated look in every inch made from different materials from nylon to genuine leather. To add this greatness, Europak just opened their newest concept store located in the Ayala-owned Market! Market! mall in Bonifacio Global City. Azrael Coladilla, blogger and social media influencer, took notice of the great design and style of the […]

TRAIN TO BUSAN MOVIE REVIEW GLORIETTA CINEMA

One-way ticket Train To Busan movie review

 

 After Camp Sawi, which made cinema-goers learn to view love in another perspective, I’ve finally managed to squeezed in time to watch Train To Busan at Glorietta Cinema yesterday. It’s a heart pounding roller coaster zombie apocalypse story that did not disappoint, from cinematography to characters’ portrayal. While Camp Sawi is a Pinoy Indie-like made for commercial viewing, Train To Busan is a South Korean movie starring well-known Korean actors and actresses. There are factors that Train To Busan would be compared to U.S. made zombie movies like World War Z and TV series like The Walking Dead or Z Nation, […]

MYSLIM YERBA MATE DRINK AND MYSLIM SLIMMING CAPSULE

MySlim Yerba Mate Drink and Capsule: A Healthier Way To Detoxify, Get Fit, and Be Sexy for Summer

 

 I just found a healthier way to get rid of fat and detoxify without sacrificing my food intakes, without having to choose which food I should eat or not. It’s a relief, especially for those who want to get perfectly slim by following meal plans that complements their diet regimen. I have seen this product MySlim Yerba Mate Drink for many times, and I got curious. I bought 4 bottles of this dietary supplement, each costs P89,  a MySlim Sachet for P69, and the MySlim Slimming Capsule Bottle (30 capsules) for P540. I’ve read and heard a lot of testimonials […]

NICO ANTONIO, KUHA MULA SA PELIKULANG POSAS, GUMANAP BILANG BAKLA SA INDIE FILM NA ECHORSIS

Indie film actor Nico Antonio, lumutang ang galing sa pelikulang Echorsis

 

 Dahil patungkol sa pelikulang Echorsis at sa mga artista nito ang ating paguusapan, minarapat at dapat lamang na sa wikang Tagalog ko na lamang isinulat ang artikulong ito para mas malawak kong maihatid ito sa mga mambabasang Filipino. Isang napakagandang pelikula ang Echorsis at katunayan ay kasalukuyang itong humahataw sa takilya sa kabila ng ito ay isang indie film na karaniwan ay hindi pa masyadong nabibigyan pansin ng manonood at ng mga naglalakihang sinehan. Ang Echorsis ay isang horror-comedy na ang tema ay tumatalakay sa isyu ng pagiging bakla at sa mga karaniwang nagaganap sa buhay ng isang closeted gay. Bukod sa […]

DREAMS OF A QUEEN. The orphans of Manila’s ERMA Foundation were all excited and asked questions about how Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach made her dreams come true. She gamely answered the questions of the kids and even gave pieces of advice.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is a Wonder Woman

 

 It came as a surprise when I checked my Facebook and saw posts about Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach coming home, for the 2nd time since winning the title, enjoying her morning with orphan kids in one of the branches of the country’s number one fastfood chain. Didn’t know she was here. The Miss Universe did not only drop by Jollibee, she also  helped spread joy to 20 kids from an orphanage who were invited to a special Jollibee lunch party. And the Internet went frenzy. In a viral video from Facebook, we can see a Pia getting crowned by an orphan […]

GAL GADOT AS WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman steals the show from Batman and Superman with spine-chilling ‘Is She With You’ badass movie soundtrack

 

 ‘Brutal, fierce, and brave’ that’s what comes into my mind upon hearing the double-edged electric guitar “Is She With You”  riff when Wonder Woman came in to steal the show from Batman and Superman who were battling Doomsday as the ‘creature’ wrecks havoc in Metropolis and Gotham City in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is no spoiler, by the way, as we’ve all seen this already in trailers. It was a perfect grand entrance for the Amazon Princess, summing up for the total of her 7 minutes on-screen presence, until we see her next time on her own movie. […]

PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC. EXHIBITION

About last night’s Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016

 

 Last night, March 19, was the final presentation of the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 which was held successively from February 13, every Saturday, 7:30 PM at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia, up until yesterday evening where the grand winners were proclaimed before the Philippine Platinum Fireworks team showcased their final exhibition for this year’s competition. 2nd place went to Polaris Fireworks from People’s Republic of China and 1st place goes to Steffes-ollig Feuerwerk from Germany. The grand winner of the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 is Pyrotex Fireworkx LTD from United Kingdom. I was able to take some decent shots of  U.K.’s fireworks display in front […]

EDWIN WATCH, INSPIRED BY THE LIFESTYLES OF SKATEBOARDERS, BARBERS, TATTOO ARTISTS, BIKERS, BLUE-COLLARS WORKERS, GREAT MUSICIANS, AND ARTISTS WHO GET TOGETHER TO FRATERNIZE AND EXCHANGE AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR LIVES ALL UNDER ONE ROOF IN A 1950'S STYLIZED BARBERSHOP

Get swagger with Edwin Watch

 

 Edwin Watch, that classic and lifestyle watch brand has finally arrived in the Philippines and is about to add more swag in the fashion sense of Filipino men and women of today. Edwin Watch took its creativity by expanding the legacy of Edwin Denim, a jeans brand from Tsunemi Yohehachi store in Japan which has been wholesaling since 1947 and began producing in-house jeans brand in 1961. J Brian Siswojo, one of the pioneers of the Hong Kong street and skateboarding scene successfully brought Edwin Watch brand in the Philippines, bringing into the country the timepiece classic motif and match with the concept of 1950s […]

SAMSUNG UNVEILS THE NEXT GALAXY: SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AND S7 EDGE

Unpacking The Next Galaxy with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

 

 Local Unpacking Never liked the S6 Edge before (I own a Samsung Galaxy S6), but this time around, until I saw the first batch of the global unpacking of the latest devices from Samsung, I’m beginning to appreciate the S7 Edge. Together with Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge gave a promising innovation in the era of mobile technology. The Global and Local Unpacking also showcased the release of Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Gear S2 series. In the Philippines, the Local Unpacking was held at the prestigious Samsung Hall in SM Aura, Taguig City, a few hours after the Global […]

MICROSOFT LUMIA 950 XL HANDS ON REVIEW

Aside from Continuum, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL also rocks with stunning camera specs that is perfect for mobile photography

 

 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the current Lumia series top of the line Windows smartphone that has the latest camera technology and running on a Windows 10 OS. The Lumia 950 XL Continuum combines smartphone and desktop experience with features like the Windows Tiles that fans will appreciate. What’s inside the box? Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Product user guide Earphones Battery Charger USB-C cable The design is remarkable with its 5.7-inch size AMOLED covered with Gorilla Glass 4 sheet that gives a corporate and executive look and hefty feel. The Windows desktop experience is brought with ease into the mobile […]

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.) […]

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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 […]

PLUS63 MUSIC FESTIVAL 1ST WAVE

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. […]

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 […]

KATA M2L

Kata M2L unboxing, first impressions, and review

 

 Kata M2L Unboxing Under the hood, the early M2 and M2L share some similarities such as boasting a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor; RAM capacity at 1GB and 16GB internal storage; and Dual Function SIM slot for most of its function and performance. First Impressions What it sets apart are the other specs that makes the M2L to standout on its own. Kata M2L sports a 5.5-inch Super HD Display; a 3000mAh battery; 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras; and is now running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS. I think this is the first Kata device that’s initially released having the Lollipop version on its […]

KUJAKU BOTTLE 500ML (PHP 1099.75) / 600ML (PHP 1299.75)

Kujaku Bottle, a handy vacuum tumbler from Japan

 

 Kujaku in Japanese means ‘peacock’ and as far as English dictionary is concern, what I remembered about the peacock is its colorful feathers that brightly display to show-off the bird’s captivating beauty. Maybe that’s why this bottle, labeled in Japan, by The Peacock Vacuum Bottle Co., Ltd., was called Kujaku. This slendetumblerr shaped vacuum stainless steel compact bottle (available in 500ml and 600ml) is a real catch, especially for people who are on-the-go that they have to bring bottled beverage in their place of work or off to the gym. For me, I am taking this everywhere. I discovered this product through a friend and now […]

U-HOP ON DEMAND MOBILE APP MASS TRANSPORT SERVICE

Can U-Hop catch up with GrabCar and Uber?

 

 Just recently, a new app-based for mass transport service have started to make their presence known in the metro announcing the service that will equal or surpass the current on-demand app car services of GrabCar and Uber that are already popular to passengers who can’t get enough of the public rides in Metro Manila. Unlike GrabCar and Uber, U-Hop focuses on multi-passenger service ride from different pick-up points (passengers are booked by group from a service area) to one specific destination. At first glance, it’s kinda blur how the service works. Arlene Cabangon, VP for Technology, U-Hop, explains to Kara David […]

HOTELQUICKLY MOBILE APP FOR LAST-MINUTE BOOKINGS

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria last-minute booking made possible via HotelQuickly

 

 “Consider it a lucky day, Dennise surprised me when she told me that I have a room upgrade to Executive Suite…“ I recently booked a last-minute best available room in Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria for an overnight stay during the last long weekend of the month through HotelQuickly app using the Free Nights booking reward. It was my first time spending overnight at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and this wouldn’t be made possible without the HotelQuickly app. Executive Suite Front desk officer Dennise Gallardo was simply accommodating from the start of our conversation. I showed her the booking confirmation on my device and she asked for my identification […]

GOTHAM S02E01

Fear The Walking Dead S01E04 and Gotham S02E01 open up with ‘Perfect Day’ song by Lou Reed

 

 It was like deja vu. Both Fear The Walking Dead S01E04 and Gotham S02E01 open up with Lou Reed‘s ‘Perfect Day‘. That was one hell of a great opening song for these two shows which shows the melancholy of Fear The Walking Dead and Gotham. I noticed the song being played after hearing it as the rest of the villains were shown and Barbara Kean Gordon slowly walks inside Arkham Asylum. Then boom! I know I just heard it somewhere. Then I googled the recent shows that I’d watched including FTWD. And I was damn right. That song played as […]