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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 […]

VIVO V5 PLUS PHILIPPINES LAUNCH

Most advanced selfie-technology Vivo V5 Plus launched at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium

 

  The much-awaited release of Vivo V5 Plus finally came with a head-banging and electrifying star-studded event last January 21 at the SM mall of Asia Atrium. The Vivo brand has been a major contender in the smartphone camera selfie segment since last year with the launching of Vivo V3 Max and Vivo V5. Vivo smartphone brand is now in the Top 5 premium global brand bringing in basketball superstar Stephen Curry as the official endorser of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus. The NBA star earlier said he believes in the brand’s values – energy, professionalism, and […]

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is set to premiere as a Netflix Original series on January 15, 2017 starring Neil Patrick Harris as the infamous Count Olaf

Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf in Netflix’s ASOUE powered by Globe Home Broadband

 

 The most awaited TV show this 2017, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will be available on Netflix for streaming and download (on mobile devices and tablets) starting January 13. The eight, hour-long episodes from Netflix available right on and powered by Globe Home Broadband subscription. The Neil Patrick Harris starer is based on international 13 part, best-selling novel adapted for TV series available only on Netflix for everyone to enjoy. Based on the international best-selling children’s novels by Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian […]

GRIPS STYLES ENRIQUE GIL

Matinee idol Enrique Gil gives tips on easy hair grooming and washing

 

 Use hairstyle products to groom hair For Dolce Amore star, hair styling and grooming is important. “I really need hair products to style my hair whenever I go out,” said the 24-year old star. On being dolled-up and a high-maintenance superstar “I tried to veer away from being dolled-up, but people expect a lot from you like what we (artists) wear when we go out. Tao din naman kami so I just rather, medyo low-key, hindi ako masyadong high-maintenance. But you have to remember I’m in the public eyes, kahit hassle, you need to look presentable pa rin.” His favorite […]

WMA2 Gives back via WISHclusive Elite Circle

 

 Wish 107.5 obtained a 236% increase in the number of its YouTube channel subscribers for 2016, making it the fastest-growing channel in the country according to a year-end report released by YouTube Philippines. Raking in a total of 439,407 new subscribers this year, the Wish 107.5 YouTube page now has around 690,000-strong following. It is a treasure trove of over 400 WISHclusive videos that continually earn praises from music lovers and stars here and abroad. WISHclusive Elite Circle Achieving this feat is yet another milestone for the station whose advocacy of bringing the Filipino musicality to the global arena has […]

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2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) at the Big Dome

 

 Get ready for total energy performance at the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) happening this January 16 at the Big Dome featuring the country’s brightest OPM stars. Stellar artists set to grace the awards night include Morissette, KZ Tandingan, Zia Quizon,  Charice, Sassa Dagdag, Kris Lawrence, Michael Pangilinan, Jason Dy, and Marcelito Pomoy. The newly-formed Boyband PH and Tawag ng Tanghalan grand finalists Eumee Capile, Gidget Dela Llana, Pauline Agupitan, Maricel Callo, Marielle Montellano and Noven Belleza will complete the roster of A-list performers. For the 2nd WMA, a total of 75 music acts are vying under 13 categories. Special […]

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Cusina For The Kitchen Goddess

 

 Thanks for the actual size samples, Cusina! This is my first ever blog post for 2017 here on JME, and this all-natural brand of dishwashing liquid deserves to be the main focus of my “buena mano” featured review.     I can get very, very lazy when it comes to dishwashing, but not anymore thanks to this amazing product. Among the three scents (great packaging by the way 👏🏻), Ginger Yuzu Peel is our favorite (“our” meaning me, Mom, and our household helper). They may have milder fruity scents, but all Cusina variants are tough on grease as well as […]

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SM City Marikina distributed Bears of Joy to CSWDO Marikina

 

 SM City Marikina is a shopping mall located in Calumpang, Marikina, Philippines which opened in 2008. SM City Marikina is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, 14th SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls opened in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Center Pasig in Pasig City. SM City Marikina is located near in Marikina River and Riverbanks Center, situated along Marcos Highway. SM City Marikina was opened to the public on September 5, 2008, with opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting headed by then MMDA […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016

16 Topics that went viral on social media 2016

 

 Pokemon Go Everyone went berserk and crazy online as soon as Niantic’s Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines shore. Almost every 80s and 90s boys and girls were eager and have patiently waited for the announcement of this mobile game. The hype went to awesomeness. Strangely, the clamor has died down before 2016 ended its reign. Coldplay Philippines’ Concert When a Coldplay in Manila fan-made poster was posted online a few years back, it drew a lot of high hopes wishing for this popular band to make its first-ever concert in the Philippines. The wait was finally over when […]

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY SM CINEMA MALL OF ASIA

SM Cinema Mall of Asia Grand Opening

 

 Heads up! If you’re about to see a movie at the SM Mall of Asia, check out the newly opened Cinemas 7 & 8. These two new addition to the mall cinemas are stunning and perfect for those who just can’t get enough being away from home. Why? The interior design, the colors and reclining seats almost make you feel you haven’t left from your home theater seat! It was also a perfect timing that we were invited to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on its first week in the cinemas and it was at Cinema 7 – […]

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Christmas dazzles at SM Seaside City Cebu

 

 SM Seaside City Cebu, one of the largest SM malls in  the Philippines, is celebrating a whirl of Christmas dazzle with season of gladness and cheers to make every shoppers holiday merry and bright. SM Seaside City Cebu lighted up its gigantic 60-foot carousel-themed Christmas Tree signifying the mall’s dazzling holidays. The giant Christmas Tree is located at Mountain Wing Atrium where The Bradford United Church of Christ’s 100-Voice Choir presented their awesome The Glory of Christmas musical show yesterday, December 16 to the delight of all shoppers and guests. The Glory of Christmas musical presentation will return on  December […]