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SINING LAKBAY: PHILIPPINE HISTORY IN AUGMENTED REALITY AT THE GATEWAY GALLERY

Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art launched Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality

 

 Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art marked its second year by changing the way we look at art exhibit through a Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality at the Gateway Gallery , 5th level, Gateway Tower, Araneta Center in Cubao. Launched on February 22, the digital feature utilizes augmented reality (AR) to recount Philippine history and make it more interesting to the digital-savvy generation. Through the mobile application Layar, 10 paintings from the collection ‘come to life’ on the Gallery visitor’s Wi-Fi enabled digital devices like smartphones and tablets. The Layar can be downloaded for free on iOS and […]

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Wellness Staycation South of Manila

 

 This is your chance to be fit and healthy this summer when you book your stay at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila with the Fit and Fab package (until March 31, 2017). I had the chance to join one of the wellness sessions for all hotel guests (not just for those under Fit and Fab) and diners in partnership with Nurture Wellness Village: Tai Qi Gong. Ladies, wear your most comfortable work out clothes on and join our Tai Qi Gong session by Nurture Wellness Village at The Deck Bar tomorrow from 5-6pm exclusive for Fit and Fab room package […]

21ST PHILIPPINE HOT AIR BALLOON FEST

21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

 

 Rumors has it that the 21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will going to be the last. It’s basically weird if it’s true for the organizers to suddenly stop this annual festival when it is one of the most awaited happenings in Clark, Pampanga every year. If you ask us, we don’t believe that it’s going to be the last. From what we understand, they’re just relocating the venue where the fly-ins  should be held for safety purposes. For the past two years that we’ve covered the PIHABF, the venue was always at the Clark Airfield inside the Clark […]

KWENTONG JOLLIBEE VALENTINE SERIES

These are the Top 20 Kwentong Jollibee Memes and Reactions that will remind you why your Pineapple Juice is pure evil

 

 By now, almost every Filipino have seen Jollibee’s latest and pre-Valentine’s Day ‘hugot’ Kwentong Jollibee ads and it already spawned in different memes that is setting the internet on fire. Last year’s #KwentongJollibee gained 24 million YouTube views and reached 20 million audience. This Valentine’s season, Jollibee invites us to elebrate the joy of love that comes with special shared moments. But before you can even think that love is all about happy endings, don’t. Here are some of the best memes and comments we gathered from Facebook, some sharing their own experience and kinda relate from the Jollibee videos “Vow” […]

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 […]

SOFITEL SPIRAL VALENTINE'S DAY

Make that Valentine’s Day date special at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

 

 After celebrating Chinese New Year, what’s next? Romance, spice and everything nice will be the theme of this month, the Love Month. February comes with lots of surprises that Filipinos enjoy every year. Although Chinese New Year happened on the last day of January this year, it ushered for the coming of a romantic 28-days filled with love and joy for everyone. Many will for sure go out on a romantic date come Valentine’s Day or on February 14. Couples may go out-of-town, spend movie night together, see the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon in Clark, wonder at the Pyromusical […]

JINJIANG INN ORTIGAS CNY 2017

A Chinese New Year at Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas

 

 Not to be confused with the Jinjiang Hotels (Jinjiang Fandian), Jinjiang Inns is also one of the subsidiaries of Jinjiang International that operates as a large tourism enterprise in China. The Jinjiang Inns opened two branches in the Philippines which are located in Ortigas and Makati. In the Philippines, the Jinjiang Inns are managed under the same company that owned and operates Hotel 101 and Injap Tower (Iloilo), that is Hotel of Asia, Inc. We’ve been to Injap Tower and it’s a beautiful spot to stay when in Iloilo because it’s in the heart of the city and just right across the SM […]

GOOD LIFE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

Good Life welcomes Year of the Rooster at Robinsons Place Manila

 

  It was an all-week celebration as we welcome the Year of the Rooster this Chinese Chinese New Year. left and right, there were a lot of invitation that we’ve attended and one of them was Good Life’s celebration of joyful traditions in 2-day ‘Flavors of Fortune’ Chinese New Year grand food fest which was held last January 27-28, 2017 at Robinsons Place Manila. It was an auspicious celebration filled with colorful tradition and lavish festivities as they welcome the Year of the Rooster. As one of the leading Asian food brand, Good Life, celebrates “Flavors of Fortune: Food Trip Down Chinatown”, a […]

DECLARATION OF FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC MALOLOS

This is the ‘forgotten’ history of the First Philippine Republic

 

 In school, we were taught of the Declaration of Philippine Independence as it happened on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. It was diligently remembered and has been declared a national holiday. Good for us. Because that day reminded us how, we Filipinos, fought for our freedom and independence from the colonial rule of Spain. But what about January 23, 1899? How many of us remember what significant event happened during this date? The province of Bulacan, particularly in the city of Malolos remembers because that date was the day the Malolos Constitution declared the Filipino-led government – otherwise known as the […]

CRIMSON HOTEL FILINVEST MANILA CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City celebrates #CNY2017 with Feng Shui Expert Master Joseph Chau

 

 Did you know that the second day of the Chinese New Year is very important to the Chinese culture? Second day is where most businessmen start and open their businesses. The second day of the Chinese New Year involves the ‘opening of the business day’ where in Mandarin it is called ‘kai nian’, which translates to ‘open year’, according to Feng Shui Expert Joseph Chau. And on January 29, the second day of the Chinese New Year also the year of the Fire Rooster, Master Chau will be joining Crimson Hotel Filinvest City with revelry of good fortune. great food, […]

CHINATOWN BINONDO FOOD WALK TOUR ON A BUDGET

Chinatown Binondo Food Walk Tour on a Budget

 

 It’s always a walking experience of history whenever we had the chance to do a food walk tour in Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. It’s not only the food that made the food walk tour interesting but also the places that surrounds with people living and culture that shows the history of Binondo. Also it’s also the time of the year as Chinese celebrates the annual Chinese New Year. For this year, 2017, the Chinese welcomes the coming of the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese Lunar New Year day begins on January 28, 2017. We’ll talk […]

LUNG HIN MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomes Year of the Fire Rooster

 

 Prepare to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster this coming Chinese New Year and celebrate with the whole family at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila with sumptuous Cantonese dishes combining traditional and modern culinary techniques by Executive Chinese Chef, Raymond Yeung with his Yin and Yang set menus for lunch at Lung Hin. The feast starts on January 28 with Marites Allen, Feng Shui expert to welcome a new year full of blessings. On January 27, there will be a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Grand Ballroom. located on the 7th Floor of the hotel with live entertainment, calligraphy […]

ABUNDANCE: CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER AT SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates Year of the Rooster with variants of Chinese cuisine

 

 To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, which promises prosperity, happiness, and opportunities, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is having a gastronomic journey inspiring fortune and abundance featuring three variations  of Chinese cuisine: Cantonese, Hakka, and Sze Chuan. This exciting Chinese New Year menu will be available from January 25 to 29, 2017 for the whole family to enjoy. Abundance: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster “The Year of the Rooster is all about Chinese concept of Bian Nian Hao He meaning the perfect time for reunions to celebrate love for all season, encouraging harmony and lifelong happiness. I have prepared […]

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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 […]

Yule Duel Christmas Show Choir Competition in SM City Davao

 

 SM City Davao, the first SM mall in Mindanao, held a one-day musical choir competition and gave away a total of P30,000 in cash prizes plus plaque and Certificate of Appreciation to group participants. Yule Duel, a Christmas Show Choir Competition was held last December 18 at the Annex Building of SM City Davao. Participating chorale group were Conexus Harmonia Chorale Tagum City National High School, Sto. Tomas Youth Choir, and Denians Voice Ensemble. Three guest judges were also present during the competition and gave scores to participants based on different criteria. The Denians Voice Ensemble bagged the 3rd place […]

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SM City Cebu Christmas Village

 

 First SM mall outside Manila built in 1993, SM City Cebu celebrates its 6th Christmas Village this Holiday Season. The Christmas Village started with 90 dioramas of villages that grew to almost 700 pieces today.  These diorama displays are owned by Clayton and Georgina Tugonon. The Christmas Village centerpiece took 11 days to set-up at the SM City Cebu’s North Wing which was launched last November 11 just in time to celebrate the Christmas Holiday in Cebu. The new addition the diorama display are the collections of the Churches of the World. This year’s Christmas Village centerpiece was organized with […]

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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 […]

SM City Pampanga Glittering Holiday Parade

 

 The longest mall in the Philippines measuring in 980 meters, almost 1km in distance, celebrates a Glittering Holiday Parade with featured characters from Nickelodeon. SM City Pampanga will treat shoppers, especially the kids with a grand holiday parade during all Sundays of December (4, 11, 18, and 25) happening at 6 PM and 8 PM right in front of Sky Ranch Pampanga. Nickelodeon characters like Sponge Bob and Patrick Star; Dora the Explorer and Boots; Paw Patrol; and the team of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are featured in SM City Pampanga’s Glittering Holiday Parade. Sky Ranch Pampanga, which opens daily […]

AIRASIA SAYS #THANKYOU

WATCH! AirAsia #ThankYou Christmas Campaign

 

 Filipinos by nature are very loving and when we show our gratitude, we do it and really meant it from the heart. This characteristic is found in everyone of us and to capture the spirit of the holiday season, AirAsia Philippines launched the #ThankYou Christmas Campaign as it fills the air with the spirit of gratitude and the promise of continues and improved service to the Filipino travelers. Highlighting AirAsia’s memorable journeys, the #ThankYou Christmas Campaign video will be shared on cinema screens, AirAsia’s YouTube Channel, and Facebook advertisements starting from the first week of December up to the first […]

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SM City Trece Martires Grand Magical Christmas Parade

 

 SM City Trece Martires held a Grand Magical Christmas Parade today, December 9 that also coincides with the gift-giving Bears of Joys to the delight of kids and young-at-heart. The Grand Magical Christmas Parade highlighted a magical parade with production performance by the 75 talents of Lea de Castro Music Studio and Artist Center from Imus, Cavite. Guests and participants who bought Bears of Joys were entitled to free entrance and photo ops with the characters from the Grand Magical Christmas Parade. Pairs of Bears of Joys are available in all SM Stores for P200. Each purchase will entitle the […]

LANCASTER NEW CITY CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Lancaster New City’s Christmas events and activities

 

 Christmas is already up in the air! The holiday season brings good cheer and delight to all. And at Lancaster New City, there is always something that you and your family should look forward to every year. Experience the most unique and festive way of celebrating holiday as Lancaster New City opens its year two of Santa’s Workshop signature light show with display of colorful lights dancing to the tune of our all-time favorite Christmas songs on November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26 from 6:30 PM – 10 PM. The light show’s opening on November 26 will be marked by […]

SAMSUNG S7 EDGE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS

Samsung Christmas Giveaways

 

 If you love Android and you love Samsung, now is the time for you to get one for yourself and your loved ones. Samsung announced the return of the Samsung Christmas Giveaways and there are lot of choices of bundles for everyone for your favorite Samsung mobile devices with freebies worth up to P5,700. These bundles also offers with big savings. Take for example the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bundles. These Christmas Giveaways bundles come with a fast wireless charger stand and a Level U Pro headset. Get this complete set with a Galaxy S7 for P31,990 or […]

GABAY GURO 2016

Gabay Guro pays tribute to teachers this Teachers’ Month

 

 Gabay Guro was born when a group of like-minded PLDT executives banded together over coffee for an advocacy for teachers. That was nine years ago. Today, Gabay Guro has over 1100 scholars on various state colleges and universities nationwide. There are over 300 LET passers, 496 active scholars as of August, 2016 and projected 167 graduates in 2017. Gabay Guro also celebrates the fat that 137 scholars graduated with honors – 112 cum laudes and 25 magna cum laudes. Gabay Guro has also partnered with local government units to further teacher education. What is Gabay Guro? Gabay Guro is a […]

PHOENIX MEMORIAL CHAPELS AND CENTENNIAL GARDEN

Memorable memorial service experience worth remembering

 

 Often times we don’t talk about it. As long as we can distract ourselves from engaging in a conversation, we would keep away from mentioning anything about it. The truth is, everyone’s fate’s already destined and sealed. We will all go there someday. But is it really that scary not to talk about the end of the road? The ultimate death and the last place for viewing here on Earth? Perhaps Phoenix Memorial Chapels and Centennial Garden will change your perceptions on your final resting place. Phoenix Memorial Chapels and Centennial Garden is a vast property for the dearly departed with mortuary services equipped […]