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Coldplay Announce Asian Tour for April 2017

Coldplay finally rocks Manila! Pre-sale reservation of tickets for Globe customers starts Nov. 18!

 

 “Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions…” Almost all the music-minded people in the world have been preparing for this awesome news. And when the headline broke out, everyone just went “Yellow”! Coldplay have announced last Nov. 16 a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, including the band’s first ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea (they last played Japan in 2014 and Singapore in 2009). Tickets for the Asian dates go on sale on 17 Nov (Seoul), 18 Nov (Singapore, Tokyo) and 24 Nov (Manila, Taipei). “Look […]

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90’s RnB Rewind with SWV and TLC in Manila

 

 As a loud and proud 90’s kid, my taste in music wasn’t limited to grunge and pop. I’m also a fan of 90’s R&B, hence I was one of those sentimental Pinoys who felt the excitement of finally seeing two legendary female R&B groups perform for the first time in Manila – SWV and TLC. Very nostalgic indeed for me, and it’s because I’m watching this once-in-a-lifetime concert plus it’s my first in a long, long, long time to be at the Smart Araneta Coliseum a.k.a. The Big Dome (since Disney On Ice in the 1980s…oh well, #southgirlproblems). I’m just […]

MINISO PHILIPPINES STORE OPENING AT SM CITY MANILA

Japan’s fast fashion designer brand Miniso opens two more stores in Manila

 

 In June 2016, the country was introduced to a new lifestyle brand that is in line with fashion and leisure. Miniso formally opened its first store in the Philippines with the first outlet located at Robinsons Place Manila. This November, two more stores opened to provide customers with quality, creative, and low-priced products. Miniso opened the SM City San Lazaro and SM City Manila. Before the “Holiday Rush”, 4  more SM Supermall stores are about to open, making Miniso’s goal to open at least 6 stores  coming to fruition. Miniso is a Japanese fast fashion designer brand, jointly founded by Miyake […]

KIM DOMINGO GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL 2017 CALENDAR GIRL

French-Pinay model-turned-sexy actress Kim Domingo is Ginebra San Miguel 2017 Calendar Girl

 

 Joining in the ranks of gorgeous and pretty ladies, it’s about time for French-Pinay model-turned-sexy actress Kim Domingo was finally revealed to the public as the new Ginebra San Miguel 2017 Calendar Girl. The up-and-coming actress joins the ranks of popular models and actresses who have graced the Ginebra San Miguel calendars throught he years, including  Ellen Adarna (2015), two-time calendar girl Marian Rivera (2009 and 2014), Georgina Wilson (2013), Solenn Heusaff (2012), Anne Curtis (2011), and her predecessor Arci Munoz (2016). Kim Domingo who rose from the bottom before becoming popular related her story during a one-on-one interview of her […]

SENNHEISER SOUND FORUM

Sennheiser Sound Forum

 

 Sennheiser is way no doubt one of the prestigious brands when it comes to audio lines of product. Many prefer Sennheiser because of the clear, crisp, and hi-def it provides for all audio needs, big or small events, public or private use.   Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones, and wireless transmission systems. It was founded in 1945 by electrical engineer Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser.  Last July, Sennheiser launched its inaugural Sound Forum in the Philippines for a physical experience of Sennheiser premier products through an experiential presentation of its high-end headphones. The […]

THE AMAZING RACE ASIA SEASON 5

Parul Shah-Maggie Wilson and Eric & Rona Tai survived The Amazing Race Asia first race leg in Jakarta

 

 The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 premiered last October 13 on AXN and the Philippines’ two teams completed the first race leg in the highly anticipated launch of the Race at the National Monument in Jakarta. 11 teams from 6 different countries started out the first leg and was reduced to 9 when two of the participating teams weren’t able to make it when they were disqualified immediately in the race. Celebrity host Allan Wu revealed a surprise and shocking twist at the starting line. For Filipino fans, it was great to know that teams of husband-and-wife team Eric & Rona […]

WESTWORLD ON HBO

Westworld on HBO

 

 Westworld is the new TV series from HBO. A sci-fi induced made for television adapted from the 1970s movie with the same title. Westworld has the Jurassic Park movie appeal about a resort park that features three of world’s most loved era, the Roman, the Medieval, and the West worlds. The original movie was written and directed by Michael Crichton. This present adaptation is equally mind-tripping under the helm of J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Westworld revolves around this company that makes 3D-printed robotics in human-like form that are part of the attraction of the Westworld park, a themed resort intended for rich […]

MONEYGRAM BLACK PENCIL PROJECT WITH ROBIN PADILLA

MoneyGram donates P1M to Black Pencil Project’s “School-in-A-Box Program”

 

 “Our Php1 million will go a long way. The School-in-A-Box program will provide complete study packs, teacher’s kits, and relevant learning resource materials for the marginalized children from the indigenous communities,” says Andrea Maramotti, MoneyGram International Head of Marketing for Emerging Markets. Definitely, any amount, and the larger the better, will do something great for projects that will benefit the young and helping them to get schooled as they are our future leaders in the making. Black Pencil Project is an independent civilian volunteer organization that assists select schools from far-flung areas all over the country. Founded in June 2008, […]

NCIS Special Agent is now trial consultant in BULL

 

 Inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw, co-founder of top trial consulting firm Courtroom Science, Inc. (CSI), the new TV series BULL features the courtroom drama and what goes around behind it – based on a trial consulting firm’s POV. It takes a lot of bull (pun intended) to master the art of trial analytics and Dr. Jason Bull will do everything to get the justice, guilty or not, his clients deserve. His firm TAC packs a team of analytical thinkers helping the whole group to win a certain case.  Lawyer Annalise Keating should send her A1 five-member student-team to this firm […]

BAKOOD FESTIVAL 2016 MARCHING BANDS DRUM BATTLE SHOW COMPETITION

Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO Marching Band, Drum Battle, and Show Competition

 

 It was our first time to cover Bakood Festival and it was a great opportunity to watch marching bands from different provinces and region of the country as they gallantly paraded their costumes and uniforms for the whole day in the streets of Poblacion in Bacoor, Cavite last Saturday. The Marching Bands Parade was part of the Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO and Bacoor’s 345th Founding Anniversary celebration highlighted with the Drum Battle, Show Competition, and Awarding Ceremony attended by town head Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla. This blog was part of the social media and online sites who were invited by Edwin Guinto of the […]

LETHAL WEAPON WARNER TV

Lethal Weapon back on Warner TV

 

 Mention Lethal Weapon, the movie, and you’ll probably remember Mel Gibson and Danny Glover of this buddy-cop action film. Oh. You don’t? Because you weren’t even born yet when Lethal Weapon franchise came out in the late 80s up to the 90s. Lethal Weapon happens to be a classic cop-duo film that made Mel and Danny a household name during those years. Lucky for you, millennials, that blockbuster hit is now a TV series and you’ll be able to connect with the cop and chase detective story. It’s not a prequel nor sequel but a reboot of the movie now […]

FILSCAP PIONEER MOVE ON LANG SONGWRITING COMPETITION

FILSCAP and Pioneer launched Campus Caravan and songwriting competition

 

 Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP), the sole and official music copyright society in the Philippines, together with Pioneer, one of the top life and non-life insurance companies in the country, launched today the FILSCAP Campus Caravan, a college songwriting talk that aims to guide aspiring musicians in the different aspects of songwriting. The FILSCAP Campus Caravan will visit De La Salle University-Manila, San Beda College Alabang, UP Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila University, San Beda Alabang, University of Makati, and Ateneo De Davao to have a songwritibg workshop talk. A face-to-face sessiob with […]

REGINE VELASQUEZ AND NATE LOVES PLDT HOME TELPAD AND SMART WATCH

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and son Nate enjoys bonding moments with the Telpad

 

 Celebrity mom and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid exemplified the modern-day Filipino mom who strikes the balance between her hectic work and her role as a family woman. Her best achievement in married life must be as the doting mother to four-year old Nathaniel James, more fondly known as Nate. We met and saw little Nate during their PLDT HOME Telpad and Smart Watch endorsement launch held a couple of weeks back in Cercio Grill along Tomas Morato, Quezon City. We like Nate. There’s a coolness with the way this kid talk and moves. His upbringing is reflected on the way […]

KAPUSO TEEN MIGUEL TANFELIX U4U CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

Kapuso teen star Miguel Tanfelix tackles issues on premarital sex and teenage pregnancies

 

 To be clear, Kapuso young actor Miguel Tanfelix admits that he has no time to think about premarital sex at this point in time of his career. Miguel, 17, is currently busy with projects under his mother studio and other appearances beyond showbiz like becoming an ambassador for U4U. Miguel was tapped as the Celebrity Ambassador for U4U flagship program for Filipino teens by POPCOM. POPCOM kicked off U4U in 2014 as an innovative caravan for teens and by teens. POPCOM executive director, Dr. Juan Antonio Perez said that U4U is one of several programs of the government aimed to fulfill […]

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, […]

JAMES REID CENTURY TUNA

James Reid adds to the roster of Century Tuna celebrity endorser

 

 James Reid has a new body that young and old men will get encourage to go back to the gym. Reid at 23, has developed a new form of sculpted body, thanks to exercise and proper diet, which is now the highlight of his new endorsement for Century Tuna. Becoming part of the Century Tuna family has certainly paid off for the young actor. He is presently at his fittest – with abs to die for, toned muscles, and firm biceps. These metamorphosis attributed to rigorous fitness regimen and of course, lots of protein diet from Century Tuna. When asked who […]

JAMES REID FUJIFILM X BRAND ENDORSER

Young actor James Reid is the newest Fujifilm Brand Ambassador

 

 The other-half of the popular love-team JaDine in Philippines showbiz, James Reid is now the newest Fujifilm Brand Endorser. He is not just a good-looking guy but he is also a budding photographer who started his journey with photography during the production of the hit TV series, “On The Wings Of Love”. James endorsers the new mirrorless cameras and instax products of Fujifilm such as the X-A3 and X-T2 cameras and instax SHARE SP-2. “We are very excited and optimistic to embark on this partnership with James,” said Takuya Maeda, Fujifilm Philippines’ Division Head for Electronic Imaging and Photo Imaging. “He […]

NAXIONAL SOUTH AMERICAN DINER

NAXIONAL, the go-to South American diner when in Manila

 

 There is a new restaurant in Uptown Parade, BGC that is making sure your love for Southern American cuisine gets the fix of what your taste bud desires. Just in time while the Rio Olympics 2016 is happening in Brazil, NAXIONAL officially opens its door to die-hard food lovers and curious taste buddies of the Southern American dishes. NAXIONAL is the newest go-to restaurant for those looking to broaden their culinary horizons. NAXIONAL is at the 2nd floor of Uptown Parade. NAXIONAL is a brainchild of Raymund Magdaluyo of the Red Crab Group, who got his inspiration while visiting diners […]

SUICIDE SQAUD IMAX 3D SM AURA GMOVIES

Spoilers Maybe: Suicide Squad best seen in IMAX 3D

 

 Before you proceed. This Suicide Squad feature might contain some spoilers (maybe) or not that will harm your wit. So be our guest. Read on if you’re ready to find out more about the super villains or see the movie first – in IMAX 3D! We’re delighted to share that we were able to see the early screenings of the much anticipated DCEU franchise Suicide Squad last Thursday, August 4 and it was on IMAX 3D! Oh yeah! If there’s one movie set up to see this insanely super villains themed movie, it should be in IMAX 3D. You should. […]

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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 […]

OISHI SNACKTACULAR 2016

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 […]

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS FOR 2017 PIHABF, ASIAN AIR SAFARI, AND MISS AVIATION

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 […]

SM CINEMA FAMILY MOVIE DAY

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 […]

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT IN MANILA BY GLOBE AND 9 WORKS THEATRICAL

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 […]

ROBIN PADILLA MONEYGRAM GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

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 […]