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ANDROID TV GLOBE AT HOME PLAN 1299

Android TV changing the way of watching TV

 

 Modern technology has brought upon us the birth of Smart TVs and for those who own one, it’s like having free cable subscription because of the built-in TV apps that comes with the system. And if you’re bored playing around with the apps or you want your mobile phones to access more videos and shows straight from your smartphone, all you have to do is get a Google Chromecast, download and install a casting app, and that’s it, enjoy 24/7 video-on-demand, just like the rest of the millennials around the globe. But what if you’re still stuck with a dumb […]

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NATIONAL BOOK STORE

‘Back-to-School’ Limitless Learning at National Book Store

 

 “They say that learning never stops. At National Book Store, there are limitless opportunities to learning something new or expand your knowledge about anything! Whether you decide to grab that cook book, pick that novel, or shop for paints and brushes, something exciting is definitely waiting for you this back-to-school season” – National Book Store It’s true. Learning doesn’t stop even when you’re grown up. Having a career or just plain busy taking care of the family aren’t reasons to stop yourself from feeding yourself with knowledge that might come useful in your daily lives. And there is always one […]

CARTOON NETWORK SUMMER SPLASH

Summer Splash weekend from Cartoon Network

 

 Kids and their parents had a fun and enjoyable Saturday during Cartoon Network’s outdoor treat called Summer Splash at the SM Mall of Asia SM By The Bay last May 13. It was an ‘open to all’ invitation and ‘admission is free’, making it more convenient to all who dropped by the venue. Kids were able to see the The Powerpuff Girls, Finn and Jake, Ben 10, and a lot of the Cartoon Network characters in person. There were games and summer fun-filled activities that delighted all visitors of the Summer Splash. They say, you can never be young again once […]

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Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel

 

 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]

SMART X VOYAGER X BINIBINING PILIPINAS CHARITIES INC. PARTNERSHIP

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 SMS and digital fan voting powered by Smart and Voyager Innovations

 

 For the first time in Binibining Pilipinas pageant history – that’s 54 years and counting, this year’s SMS and digital fan voting, where the winner of the text votes will automatically be part of the Top 15 finalists, will be powered by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, along with its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations. Starting last April 26, fans only need to type BB<number of candidate> (ex. BB1 to BB40) and send it to 2929022 to cast their votes and support their favorite candidates. Votes will be counted until 7 PM of April 30 during the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night. The signing of […]

JOLLIBEE JOLLY SPAGHETTI TVC

Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Xia Vigor is the latest addition to Jollibee family

 

 Her cuteness and being articulate, plus excelling as a great performer at her young age, makes Xia Vigor a perfect celebrity endorser for the classic favorite, Jolly Spaghetti. Xia also stars in the latest Jollibee TVC  with the best-selling Jolly Spaghetti, which began airing last March 26, 2017. Xia is officially welcomed as the latest addition to Jollibee’s roster of celebrity endorsers through a media event held at Jollibee Biopolis Macapagal last April 22. Invited attendees were given jolly treats of meeting Xia in person and passes to DreamPlay, a DreamWorks-themed activity center at the City of Dreams Paranaque. Issa Litton […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

CONVERSE FACE-OFF 2017

Filipino designers walked in Converse fashion

 

 Well-respected fashion designers, as well as their younger counterparts show off their lifestyle apparel designs through Philippine Daily Inquirer’s fashion Face-Off 2017 with Converse sneakers brand last March 2 at the East Atrium of EDSA Shangri-La Plaza. The PDI Face-Off is a collaboration with Filipino fashion designers and top brands in the country today.   Fashion designers like Caroline Alaba, JC Buendia, Tipay Caintic, Ito Curata, Mike dela Rosa, Rei Escario, Arcy Gayatin, OJ Hofer, Paolo Miguel Jaofar, Wilbur Lang, Rajo Laurel, Patrick Lazol, Michael Leyva, Andrea Lopa, Daryl Maat, Efren Ocampo, Randy Ortiz, KC Pusing, Philip Rodriguez, Thian Rodriguez, […]

7-ELEVEN 2,000TH STORES IN THE PHILIPPINES

7-Eleven welcomes 2000th store in the Philippines

 

 Located at the LV Locsin Building, 6752 Makati Avenue, Legazpi Village in Makati, Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), country licensee of leading convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, welcomes its 2000th store in the Philippines last March 8, 2017. The newest branch is the latest addition to the 60,000 stores in 17 countries as the global store chain and the largest convenience retailer in the world expands its reach to its growing market around the world. PSC sees this latest achievement as a milestone continuity from their expansion to 1,000 stores in 2014, and now to 2,000 stores in just over 2 years. […]

TARA HYA LEONARDO DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream aspirant Hya’s story will truly melt your hearts

 

 Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, Disney Princesses: I Dare To Dream will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Penaflorenda, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star. One of the aspiring Disney Princess is Hya Tara Leonardo, who is the eldest among the 6 girls performing from this 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced […]

BEA ALONZO FUJIFILM INSTAX MEMORY LANE ALBUM

Bea Alonzo confirms there is ‘forever’ with Fujifilm

 

 “May forever sa Fujifilm,” says Bea Alonzo during an interview with Cera Hernandez for the launch of instax Memory lane kit that includes the instax Mini 8 camera, instax mini Glossy Film 10s, a unique instax Picture Book album made of thick-bordered pages, and a Pen Marker. Bea is Fujifilm Philippines brand ambassador and a proud instax fangirl. She shared to the crowd her many experience with Fujifilm, particularly with instax during the Grand Launch of the Memory lane album held last March 9 at the Function Hall CDE, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas. “These are my photos,” shares Bea who was […]

KODANDA ARCHERY RANGE EASTWOOD CITY

Unlocking your ‘Green Arrow’ persona at Kodanda Archery Range

 

 If you’re a longtime fan of DC comics and CWs ‘Arrow’, you’ll know who the Green Arrow is. Though there are different story versions from these two references, the Green Arrow is characterized with expertise in archery, using his bow and arrow to avenged his failed city, Star City. According to its online definition, archery is a  “sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity.” Remember Robin Hood of Nottingham? Well, if you want to […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET SKY CABLE

89th Oscars’ Live From the Red Carpet airs on Monday, February 27

 

 The 89th Academy Awards also known as the Oscars will be presented extensively this year through E! coverage of the biggest night in film when Live From the Red Carpet airs on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 AM (with primetime encore at 8:05 PM) straight from Hollywood. If you’re betting for La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester By The Sea, Fences, Hell or High Water, Arrival, Lion, or Moonlight for the Best Picture, it’s time for you to stay glued on your TV set on Monday morning as hosts Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic, and the rest of E!’s Live From the […]

ANNE CURTIS-SMITH JOINS JOLLIBEE FAMILY

20 years ago, Anne Curtis was discovered in a Filipino fastfood chain, Jollibee and the rest was history

 

 20 years ago, actress and TV host Anne Curtis-Smith was just a regular 12-year old enjoying her Jollibee meals when a talent scout discovered her inside the fastfood chain’s branch in Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. And the rest was history. Fast forward to 2017, the sweet and lovable actress goes back full-circle with a new endorsement and ad campaign of the best-selling Burger Steak which premiered last February 12 on YouTube and other social media networks. The ad campaign’s TVC features Anne in a marriage proposal setup while enjoying her favorite Burger Steak as she reveals “The One”, Beefy Ever After. […]

LEA SALONGA DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Lea Salonga acts as ‘fairy godmother’ to Disney Princesses

 

 Movie, television and theater actress, not to mention a great singer, Lea Salonga acts as ‘fairy godmother’ to 6 Disney Princesses who are pursuing their dreams in Globe Studios and Disney’s Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream. Lea, who herself is also considered as a princess, (she was the voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney animation’s Alladin) oversees and watches  6 young girls’ performance and ultimately, will be selecting one winner from the 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced by Globe Studios in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios. Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and […]

EMERALD CITY EXCLUSIVE ON IFLIX

Emerald City, a fantastic reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz now exclusively on iflix

 

 Dorothy Gale. If that name struck you, that’s because she is ‘the’ Dorothy Gale, the girl from The Wizard of Oz books and adaptation that you will meet again in a fantastic reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s work, exclusively on iflix, Emerald City is available for streaming and subscribers can download the first six episodes of NBCUniversal’s drama series. In the first episode “The Beast Forever”, viewers will be introduced to 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) who was swept up into the eye of a tornado which transported her to another world — a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler […]

DIAGEO SCOTCH #LOVESCOTCH #INTERNATIONALSCOTCHDAY

10 Things you must know about your favorite scotch whisky

 

 #LoveScotch #InternationalScotchDay Scotch is loved by some of the most stylish and famous people in the world. David Beckham is a notable figure in the drink giant Diageo’s ad campaigns for worldwide promotions since 2014. Diageo owns the Johnnie Walker, Gold Label Reserve, and Singleton label and is represented by Diageo Philippines in the country. Diageo Philippines ushered in the #LoveScotch celebration in time for the International Scotch Day (Feb. 8 – Mar. 15, 2017) through a Master Class with Diageo’s Master of Whisky, Ewan Gunn. Based in Inverness, Scotland, Gunn has been in the industry for 16 years, teaching people all […]

SM CITY MARILAO SM STORYLAND INDOOR THEME PARK

There’s always an SM Storyland indoor theme park open for the whole family

 

 During last year’s Christmas season, apart from different and beautifully designed centerpiece displays, select SM City malls opened their SM Storyland that offers entertainment activities and facilities for the whole family to enjoy. SM Storyland is also a game hub and kiddie park rolled in one. As of the present, only few SM branches have their SM Storyland available for the mall goers. In SM City Marilao kids can enjoy riding the giant Happy Swing,  play at World Of Fun entertainment and gaming hub – located at the SM City Marilao Foodcourt, Ground Floor. Individual rides is available for P35 per […]

EPSON AND JOHN HERRERA FASHION IN DIGITAL PRINT COLLABORATION

Epson and John Herrera team up for Philippine Eagle-inspired digital print collection

 

 Showing their love and support for the Philippine Protected Animal –  the Philippine Eagle, Epson and renowned fashion visionary John Herrera team up for for an Aguila-inspired collection printed on digital textile printers – Epson’s next generation textile dye-sublimation transfer printers. The John Herrera X Epson Aguila-inspired fashion print collection was showcased on the runway held at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Grand Atrium on February 1, 2017 with 30-piece ensemble printed with Epson’s SureColor F-series dye-sublimation digital textile printers, the SureColor SC-F9270 and SC-6270. “This partnership with Epson is very exciting. There are so many things you can do with […]

BROKEN MIRROR BOOK LAUNCH

Broken Mirror, a book that reveals shocking secrets inside a Chinese marriage

 

 #WhoIsAurora? “This is also for men like you who have a heart,” says the book dedication personally handwritten by the author for us after her book, Broken Mirror was launched one Friday afternoon, eve of Chinese New Year at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel and Casino, formerly known as Manila Grand Opera House, a neoclassical hotel originally built in 1890 along Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose, Sta. Cruz, Manila. The First Philippine Assembly was inaugurated here on October 16, 1907. Coylee Gamboa bravely introduced to her friends and media her new book which tells the painful and agonizing tale of […]