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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 […]

STAR MOVIES MOVE-A-THON GRAND WINNER THE KPOP MOVEATHONERS

5-member team The KPop Moveathoners bags P200k at Star Movies Move-A-Thon

 

 There were about 200 participants for this year’s second Star Movies Move-A-Thon held at Houze Manila at the basement of Remmington Manila Hotel in Resorts World Manila complex. Move-A-Thon is a movie marathon that required non-stop dancing from contenders who wanted to be declared the Philippines’ ultimate film lovers. These individual were grouped with respective 5-members per team and to beat the 24-hour clock, moving and dancing to the soundtrack of Annie, Magic Mike XXL, Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Happy Feet 2, Mama Mia, and of course, Dirty Dancing. The group that made it as the last team standing was […]

MANILA X FESTIVAL AT THE GLOBE CIRCUIT EVENTS GROUND IN MAKATI

Fashion + Music amped #ManilaXperience in Makati

 

 Manila X Founder and Creative Director John Lozano’s inspiration to give every Filipino an access to fashion and to help them discover and embracing their individuality with the help of music came to life with the staging of Manila X Festival last June 4, 2016. Four themed fashion shows were styled by duo Rain Dagala and Em Millan, Bang Pineda, John Paul Dizon and Myrrh Lao To. Hip retail website Zalora also held its own show. Manila X Festival was under the helm of Paolo Valenciano, each fashion show were scored by live musical acts from The Juans, Thyro and Yumi, […]

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 […]

HENNESSY KING OF THE ROAD

Hennessy King of the Road embraces Filipino culture

 

 Deriving from the transport beast of the city jungle, Hennessy, the No. 1 cognac brand in the world, revealed Hennessy King of the Road campaign embracing Filipino culture and local cuisine with refinement and sophistication and celebration of Manila’s urban lifestyle. The Hennessy King of the Road, a monster jeepney presented last Thursday night, whose sleek matte black exteriors and refined gold detail, wowed the crowd in attendance of the launch of this campaign held in Makati. The Hennessy jeepney was reflective of the emblematic heritage brand that Hennessy has built over the past 250 years, ultimately making its step in […]

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. […]

RESORTS WORLD MANILA GRAND FIESTA MANILA 2015

Resorts World Manila kicks-off yuletide season with Grand Fiesta Manila 2015

 

 The premier entertainment, hotel stay, and leisure destination, Resorts World Manila kicks-off the celebration of this year’s yuletide season with Grand Fiesta Manila 2015 which promises a whole lot of fun and exciting events and happenings culminating on the New Year’s Eve Grand Countdown to be held at the newly opened Marriott Grand Ballroom. Stephen Reilly. Chief Operating Officer Resorts World Manila, welcomes everyone to the celebration of Grand Fiesta Manila 2015, already on its 6th year, as they pay homage to Bacolod‘s renowned MassKara Festival with the theme ‘The Many Faces of Holiday Thrills‘. The non-stop excitement starts with a […]

WD MY CLOUD OS 3

Redesigned My Cloud OS 3 puts more control on photo sharing, backup, and synchronization

 

 As premier DJ Ace Ramos explains the wonder of the new My Cloud OS 3, WD has introduced significant enhancements to the My Cloud personal storage devices, including a new, redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system, Software Developer Kit (SDK) enabling enhanced app integration and a dual-drive My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage offering increased memory and faster processing performance than previous generations. DJ Ace, WD Social Media Influencer, demonstrated the power of the new My Cloud OS 3 over the DJ 101 Session that took place at VUs Bar, 45th floor in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, just recently. WD’s My […]

CHRIS ORDAS, THE MAN BEHIND THE TASTING ROOM AT BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY

Chris Ordas, the man behind The Tasting Room at Baguio Craft Brewery

 

 A beer brewing business that started inside a garage in Canada is sweeping the city of pines with flavorful beverages that will pique the interests of every Juans in Baguio City. Chris Ordas is the man behind Baguio Craft Brewery (also known as The Tasting Room), who brought his wild idea, together with his two partners,  of serving different flavors of beers here in Baguio. We met with Chris during the launch of GrabTaxi Baguio which was held in his bar. “It started in my garage in Canada. Craft beer has been a lifestyle here (in the Philippines) and same thing in […]

NEW LEVI'S WOMEN'S DENIM COLLECTION FOR FALL 2015

Runway models who rocked the New Levi’s Women’s Denim Collection for Fall 2015

 

 These are photos of the runway models who rocked the New Levi’s Women’s Denim Collection for Fall 2015 at Valkyrie Nightclub in Uptown BGC, Taguig on the night of July 31, 2015. It was the night of the Blue Moon and all these ladies rocked with LOT 700 – named after the first-ever pair of Levi’s women’s jeans. This signature fit includes 710 Super Skinny, 711 Skinny, 712 Slim, 714 Straight, 715 Bootcut, and 721 High Rise Skinny. Designed specifically for the Asian woman, the jeans are crafted with a slimmer thigh, flattering leg, and contoured seat for a little […]

2015 MTV Music Evolution Manila (James T. Austria)

MTV Music Evolution rocks the night out in Manila

 

 International and local hip-hop artists come together to rock the night out in the 2015 MTV Music Evolution Manila at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park on May 17, 2015. Known by their unique style in music, particularly in hip-hop, local artists like Abra, Gloc-9, and Apl.de.ap were lined-up with internationally renowned musicians like Naughty by Nature, YG, and DJ Cash Money. Performing their hits, the crowd went wild as they dance and party to the beats of the night. More over, the music event that night was hosted by MTV Asia’s VJ Alan Wong and VJ Hanli Hoefer, alongside MTV Philippines’ […]

LIVE Events opens up ULTRASLIDE.

LIVE Events opens up ULTRASLIDE for youth to experience one-of-a-kind bonding

 

 LIVE Events is a full events management company that was created for the primary purpose of executing the grand ideas of the founders.  The company is made up of young and innovative individuals who pioneer in creative and concept execution in the country due to its subsidiary companies such as hologram display technology (for stage and retail displays), inflatable fabrication, outdoor media executions (relfecto discs).  Given this, LIVE has become a platform for new and inventive ideas to become a reality. Hence, they present the ULTRASLIDE! The UltraSlide is a concept of a giant water slide that will be brought to […]

PANGAEA MANILA OPENING. Photo from pangaea.com.

Manila nightlife scene will never be the same again with the opening of the first Ultra Lounge in City of Dreams

 

 Las Vegas, New York, Miami Beach, Singapore, and New York have it, so why can’t Manila have it too? For the past two years, Manila witnessed an emergence of nightlife hubs that posed as magnets to partyphiles. But just when it seemed that everyone has seen everything, a new entertainment mecca opens its door to welcome the elite party scene of Manila. Conceptualized in the creative mind of club king Michael Van Cleef Ault, Pangaea Ultra Lounge comes to the Philippines with only the best of the world to offer. The name itself means “All Worlds”, and this places Pangaea in […]

2GO TRAVEL PARTY BOAT KICKS OFF LABORACAY IN STYLE.

Party boat sails to the ‘Favorite Beach Destination 2015’ for LaBoracay

 

 Yup. Summer wont be complete without going to the beach. And beaches wont be complete without beach parties. And beach parties wont be complete if it aint happening at the “Favorite Beach Destination 2015” as declared by the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents for its annual MATTA Fair on March 13 to 15 at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur. And the ultimate beach party is happening in Boracay, wherelse? The country’s much-awaited long weekend and ultimate beach party begins even before you arrive on the shores of Boracay. 2GO Travel, one of the largest, premier sea […]

BAMBOO BEEFS UP WITH ROCKING PERFORMANCE AT CRAFT PUB AND GRILL.

Bamboo, the artist and brand ambassador, beefs up latest endorsement

 

 Bamboo, the Artist Bamboo Mañalac better known as Bamboo in the music industry has gone a long way from the teenage alternative pop frontman of the early Rivermaya, a five-man band in the 90s that soar the airwaves with hits such as Himala, Kisapmata, 214, Ulan, Awit ng Kabataan, and so much more. Bamboo together with former bandmates headlines many gigs before leaving the Philippines around in 1998 for the States. He came back in 2002 to become one of the most-sought after rock ambassador in the country. His countless achievements include fronting for his band Bamboo, coaching for The Voice Philippines, and becoming […]

Actor-comedian Vhong Navarro tops Google Top Philippines Trending Searches in 2104.

Vhong Navarro tops Google Philippines Trending Search in 2014

 

 Google Top Trending Searches in 2014 Might be surprising to some but for those who are following Vhong Navarro‘s alleged rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo and mauling incident perpetrated by a group led by Cedric Lee, Google Philippines‘ year-end report that the actor-comedian tops the list of search in 2014 only proves that a lot of netizens are following these cases. This was revealed during Google Philippines’ Year in Search 2014 coinciding the first public appearance of Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan held at Nest MNL Table & Bar in Bonifacio Global City. Following Vhong Navarro on the list are Flappy […]

DENCIO'S KRISPY SISIG. Photo taken from Dencio's Official Facebook Page.

‘Pag Sisig, Dapat Dencio’s!

 

 Yep, you’ve read our title right! And we are not making an overstatement here. Yes, we know that there are great sisig versions especially the one that originated in Pampanga. Yet there is a Filipino restaurant that stands-out with their own version of the flavorful appetizer and meal, the Krispy Sisig by Dencio’s Bar and Grill. Sisig, which literally means sisigan in Kapampangan, “to snack on something sour.” The ingredients usually includes grilled pig cheeks and ears sliced and chopped into bite-sized pieces, onion, liver, garlic, salt, pepper, green chili, and it varies from different region or places. The sisig that we […]

THE LIMITED EDITION HUAWEI MATE 7 LAUNCH AT THE PALACE.

7 key features of the Limited Edition Huawei Mate 7

 

 A few days ago, Huawei Philippines launched a stylish and elegant program for the Limited Edition Huawei Mate 7 held at Valkyrie Club inside the newly built The Palace in Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City. The November 21st launching of Huawei Mate 7 was highly anticipated by the tech and lifestyle blogging community in the Philippines. 7 key features and specifications of the Limited Edition Huawei Mate 7 One-touch fingerprint sensor Equipped with 360-degree, single-touch fingerprint scanner, the Mate 7 enables users to unlock the phone at least 80 percent faster than other devices using a slower passcode or sweeping recognition […]

VALKYRIE AT THE PALACE HEATS UP MANILA CLUBBING AS THE NEWEST NIGHTLIFE DESTINATION.

Newest party club Valkyrie at The Palace goes public

 

 The newest party place in town right at the heart of Taguig‘s busiest Bonifacio Global City goes public as The Palace opens this week. Inside The Palace is Valkyrie, the hip party club that is first to open will officially have the biggest DJ party on December 11 with DJ Martin Garrix. The Palace is the newest nightlife destination and the latest addition to Manila clubbing from the owners of Republiq, Opus, 71 Gramercy, and among others. Huawei Philippines becomes one of the first tech brand to hold its product launch at Valkyrie of its latest flagship Huawei Mate 7 […]

#ONEVIBEPH EPIC VIBER EVENT ON JUNE 11. Crystal Lee, Viber Country manager-Philippines (center) together with Domi Primero of Driven Manila (left) and Stephen Ku of Eventscape (right) at the #OneVibePH media launch.

12 prime clubs in Manila unite for #OneVibePH, the biggest and epic Viber party before the Philippine Independence Day

 

 This has never happened before, and yes, these 12 prime clubs in Manila gather and unite for one cause, #OneVibePH. Domini Primero of Driven Manila and Stephen Ku of Eventscape mounted this one-of-a-kind experience together with Viber, the country’s leading mobile messaging app, and organized this one-night only event #OneVibePH to happen on June 11 – just a day before the Philippine Independence Day is to be celebrated. The 12 clubs uniting for this event are Aracama, Dillingers, The Distillery, Haze, Hyve, Imperial, Prive, Prohibition, Republiq, Skye, Time, and UrBn. These 12 clubs will be closed on June 11 to […]

MADISON'S BISTRO MODEREN IS NOT THAT CLASSY AS YOU THINK IT IS. Come in flip-flops or in shorts, they are totally acceptable!

Come in flip-flops or in shorts, they are totally acceptable! Where? At Madison’s Bistro Moderne.

 

 From the outside, Madison’s Bistro Moderne looks too intimidating. Oh boy, they look so classy. Even us were kinda aloof in visiting this bistro-bar-restaurant. Good thing that TeamAsia invited us to Madison’s Bistro Moderne’s grand launch and that’s where we found out that it’s a really cool place to enjoy good conversation, good laugh, not that loud music, and great ambiance for friends, family and for those who are dating. I’ll tell you a secret. Their Tri-color Ravioli is fantastic! “We’ve been under the radar and we’ve just soft-open for the last month and a half, or so. Just fine tuning dishes, […]

MAKATI SKYLINE. 71 Gramercy in Makati - A leap to premium nightlife with skyline that is breath-taking.

71 Gramercy in Makati – A leap to premium nightlife with skyline that is breath-taking

 

 If you are looking and searching for up-scale New York type premium clubbing, 71 Gramercy is, would be our recommended place. 71 Gramercy is a New York-style bar/lounge/restaurant on the 71st floor of Manila‘s highest residential skyscraper, the Gramercy Residences along the newly developed Century City in Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamaca St., Makati City. Last night (from 9 PM – 1 AM, Manila time) was our first call to see 71 Gramercy, up-close on a quite windy evening atmosphere together with the PB Network (Philippine Bloggers Network) group organized by Rafael Pekson II and through the invitation of Fran Oliva, PR/Host, […]

SUMMERTIME DINNER CONCERT POSTER.

Renee Olstead back in Manila for a one-night Summertime Dinner Concert

 

 24-year old American actress and singer Renee Olstead is back in Manila for a one-night special Summertime Dinner Concert at Isla Grand Ballroom in EDSA Shangri-La Manila. (RELATED: Hey Manila! Renee Olstead is back for a one-night dinner concert) Renee is set to perform songs from all of her albums. Renee, at an early age, started singing country songs and as her experience grows, so her musicality and love for jazz music came to be. When we asked her, she told us that she drew inspirations from, Renee said that as she grows older the more creative she gets into writing […]

CHOOSE YOUR VIBE. win tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert/Bruno Mars Pre Party and make your friends go crazy.

Join Viber’s Choose Your Vibe Sweepstakes to win tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert/Bruno Mars Pre Party and make your friends go crazy

 

 The contest is not over, so keep sending in your entries for chances to win tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert or the Bruno Mars Pre-Party. Party it up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at their concert on March 16 or enjoy the shenanigans with Bruno Mars at his pre-party on March 21! 2 parties, 2000 tickets, Choose Your Vibe! To learn how to win a ticket to either event, click here: http://buff.ly/1gjjXuj When LegCat’s done with yoga, he’s going to go back to checking your group messages! Only 2 more days to send your entries in for the chance […]

NEVER GIVE UP. Tthe Father of G-SHOCK Kikuo Ibe delivers a well-applauded practiced speech in Tagalog during the unveiling of G-SHOCK Shock The World Manila Tour.

‘Never give up’ mantra transcends the Father of G-SHOCK Kikuo Ibe to mark the beginning of the G-SHOCK story

 

 Kikuo Ibe, an engineer made a life-time motto his inspiration to build what the world has to be known and the stunned by creating a watch that challenged the very definition of toughness – G-SHOCK. G-SHOCK was born in 1983 after several attempts and experiments of Kikuo to build a watch that wouldn’t break –even when dropped. That day marked the beginning of the G-SHOCK story. It all started one day, on his way to work, when Kikuo accidentally dropped his precious watch – not Casio, that was given to him by his father. He watched it break into pieces. NEVER GIVE […]