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Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz’s healthy lifestyle


 Gretchen Ho is a star volleyball player of the Ateneo Lady Eagles who gained popularity in the University Athletic Academy of the Philippines (UAAP). Gretchen values family time, celebrating important occasions together and frequently going on trips to travel and embark on adventures. She currently hosts morning shows, events, and her own primetime news segment while making time to go to the gym to keep in shape and maintains a healthy lifestyle. Gretchen is on a low carbohydrate, high protein diet, eating mostly chicken, fish, fruit, and egg. She loves spicy food, eating dishes with chili, sometimes adding chili pepper […]


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 […]


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 […]


A Guide to Endless Summer When in Batangas Part 1


 Almost 4 years ago, we were able to visit Aquaria during its infancy stage and we were impressed at that time –  pleasant calm waves, like what we’ve mentioned on our first visit to this resort in Calatagan, Batangas. Presently known as Aquaria Water Park, it hasn’t lost it touch like the first time we’ve seen this place. The welcoming committee still greet in-coming guests with their signature lemon grass tea. This kind of hospitality will flush out the stress from the 3-hour travel from Makati, where we came from when we visited Aquaria Water Park for the second time. […]


Take a look at Alomah’s Place, Manolo Fortich’s nature and organic farm haven


 Our first day in Bukidnon gave us the chance to see one of Brgy. Dahilayan’s nature haven perfect for overnight stay and camping if you’re visiting Dahilayan Forest Park. We are talking about Alomah’s Place, a nature and organic farm opened by Benjohn and Grace Mahistrado for vacationers, tourists, and those who need a place to stay for retreat camp. Alomah’s Place is located in Manolo Fortich, the place of Del Monte pineapple plantation farm. It was during our Agricultural Training Institute’s Organic Agriculture Bloggers Tour when we experienced our first night in Alomah’s Place. Alomah’s Place encourages the consumption […]


Truth be told! Batman and Superman are actually half-brothers!


 While everyone (except critics, of course) are still enjoying bathing on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice monumental and much-awaited superhero film, there is one surprising truth that every fanboy and fangirl should acknowledge, whether you believe it or not. In the movie (insert spoiler), Batman and Superman tossed on a fistfight with a great deal of smashing and knocking out concrete walls. With a devastating mech suit, Batman almost killed Superman until the Man of Steel mentioned the name ‘Martha’. Batman, who is about to pierce a spear powered with Kryptonite into Superman’s chest, hold back and Lois Lane had to tell him that […]


Daughter Kai’s touching open ‘Happy Birthday’ love letter to dad, Gringo Honasan


 Father’s Day is still three months shy away but this daughter of former soldier-turned-rebel who later became senator, posted 11 hours ago a meaningful and touching ‘Happy Birthday’ love letter to her dad, Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II, on the day her father is celebrating his 68th birthday. Kai’s letter tells how Gringo raised his kids despite all the difficult times in his life. As election day drew nearer, a daughter’s only wish is “when this is all over, you find comfort in this fact” – the true legacy imprinted through his children’s names. Here’s a screenshot of Kai’s letter to Sen. […]


New heartwarming Jollibee ads featuring long-lasting love debut this Valentine’s Day


 The audience weren’t prepared when they sat in front of the big screen during the exclusive preview of the new Jollibee ads last Friday night at My Cinema in Greenbelt Cinema 3. The atmosphere was full of jolly people enjoying their popcorn and soda as they all awaited for the lights to go out and the film starts to roll. Film, because these four new Jollibee ads were produced in a short story manner, not the usual ads for a TV commercial. Four Jollibee ads titled Kwentong Jollibee, Jabee, Almusal, and Tagpuan were simultaneously played one after the other and during […]


A quick and exciting guide to the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta


 Every year, the hot air balloon festival in Clark, Pampanga, showcases bright and colorful balloons flying up in the air and different aeronautic exhibitions to delight all the people arriving at the Clark Airfield location that can house hundredths of thousands spectators from the locals and foreigners visiting the Philippines. If you’re into visiting more places and discovering new destination, include the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in your itinerary. It’s an on-going event that started yesterday, February 11 and will go on until February 14, 2016. Bring your Valentine’s Day date, your barkadas, or your family to this once in […]


Women’s rights addressed via Sen. Pia Cayetano’s Pinay In Action: Empowering Girls One Goal At A Time program


 Aside from triathlon, football is also one of the sports that Sen. Pia Cayetano is promoting and it has been a dream for the senator to put up a football event in the city. A ‘volleyball player by heart’, as the lovely senator mentioned during an interview at Slice High Street intended for a small group of lifestyle and sports bloggers, she also said that her kids love playing football. Cayetano strongly believes that it is in sports that Filipinos and our country would exel worldwide. Thus her advocacy for sports and advocating for women’s rights has always been tied up together. […]


5 Budget Valentine’s Day date suggestions within Metro Manila


 Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your loved ones but you’re on a budget because of last month’s expenses and paychecks will have to arrive yet. So what do you do? Here are our 5  Budget Valentine’s Day date suggestions we have for you so that you don’t have to spend much and it’s within Metro Manila. Malling     Family day out yesterday at #PaperMoon #Trinoma #FamilyBonding #FamilyDayOut #DemoOut A photo posted by Marco Polo Demo (@yashirokuru) on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:56am PST Best way to celebrate and catch up with your loved ones is by simply having a walk or visit the […]


Lucky charms to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey 2016


 We are only few hours away as we celebrate the Lunar New Year as we usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey. And what better ways to celebrate is to be inside where it happens. In Binondo. We are checked-in at Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel today to greet the Chinese New Year and revel with the people of Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. And here are 5 lucky charms that you must ready as you welcome in the Year of the Monkey 2016. 1. Pineapple Known as ong lai meaning lucky and come, put them together you […]


Quick hotel recommendations: Best deals and what’s not for 2016


 Another year will come to pass, and 2015 has been generous to us in terms of the countless things we’ve achieved all throughout the year. One of those things is the opportunity to travel and stay in different types of hotels, from standard to premium, to the regular to posh, and lucrative hotels we all been dreaming of. So here’s our quick hotel recommendations and what’s not that you should look forward to, in 2016. Widus Hotel & Casino Widus Hotel & Casino is a premier one-stop leisure destination in Clark Freeport Zone, which is about one hour and forty-five minutes to two-hours drive that has […]


Cartoon Network brings Toon Machine in Manila


 Wonder how it feels to be a human toy catcher inside a giant toy box? If you’re used in playing UFO Catcher in arcades, then it’s time for you to visit the Toon Machine playground in SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, join the fun and excitement of seeing your favorite Cartoon Network characters and loads of surprises when you register for the Toon Machine. The Toon Machine is an indoor mega structure that’s a modern twist on the classic “claw crane” arcade game, but with a catch … your parents are the claw!   The Cartoon Network Toon Machine […]


Spoiler Alert: Identity of Rey’s parents from Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens baffles moviegoers


 We are really dead set in finding out Rey‘s backstory and who her parents really are. In Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, there are broken clues as to her true origin. And everyone is baffled just as we are, with questions hanging at the back of each and every one’s mind. Some fans think she is Han Solo and Leia’s daughter, which is really more possible and would lead to the realization that she is actually Ben‘s (Kylo Ren) long-lost twin sister. But for some, there is this curiosity that Rey might be Luke Skywalker‘s daughter. And if it’s true, then […]


Epy Quizon shares memorable moments with dad Comedy King Dolphy who died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


 “The hardest part is when you feel to say the things you want to say today. That’s the hardest part,” said actor Epy Quizon when he was asked to share his memorable moments with his dad, the Comedy King of Philippine Entertainment, Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. who was best known as Dolphy who died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD, the seventh killer disease in the country today. COPD is a progressive lung ailment that makes breathing difficult and invariably leads to death. Dolphy succumb from COPD  after he was diagnosed with the ailment, four years before he died at […]


5th Jollibee Family Values Awards hails outstanding and exemplary Filipino families


 It’s the time of the year when Jollibee hails another batch of outstanding and exemplary Filipino families recognizing their noble stories and generosity for the 5th Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) this 2015. 11 Filipino families from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the United States were honored for their noteworthy advocacies that made a significant impact in the lives of their fellowmen. Top presidential bet based on Pulse Asia‘s latest poll Sen. Grace Poe-Llmanzares and Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto joined on stage to award and bestowed special citations to 5 families whose advocacies benefit specific stakeholders, during the 5th JFVA […]


Commuters stranded for almost 4 hrs. as INC members protest against DOJ De Lima and for the separation of church and state


 Commuters either going home or coming for work last night were greeted with horrendous traffic and road blockage when Iglesia Ni Cristo members trooped to EDSA Shaw in Ortigas and Mandaluyong area to protest against Secretary Laila De Lima and the DOJ for meddling in the internal affairs of the religious group following the investigation of the abduction of some of its members. The INC members held a protest in front of DOJ office in Padre Faura before heading to EDSA Shrine for a mass protest later in the evening. Florencio Jusay, Jr., blogger, Manual To Lyf, who was in the […]

OFWs appeal to Bureau of Customs new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule


 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the globe and their families in the country are appealing to the Bureau of Customs headed by Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina to stop implementing new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule where customs officials are allowed to open and inspect incoming balikbayan boxes for taxable goods. This new rule, according to the Customs Chief Lina will prevent the abuse on sending items that ‘can well may be used for commercial purposes.’ “The contents of a balikbayan box must not exceed US$500.00 in value. Canned goods, grocery items and other household effects must not exceed a dozen a kind, while apparel, […]


Celebrate Father’s Day at Seven Corners and Xin Tian Di


  Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is a part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), under the global brand Crowne Plaza Hotels &  Resorts locate in nearly 65 countries around the world in majir urban centers,  gateway cities,  and resort destinations. On Father’s Day,  you can bond with the whole family with a delicious spread at Seven Corners where dads will receive a special beverage and a special discount according to his age. Hearty selection at Seven Corners,  including the rich Filipino flavors, is availabke for only PhP 2,300++ per person.  Meanwhile at Xin Tian Di,  enjoy an authentic Chinese spread from […]


‘Championing the Filipino family’ is what MEGA Global Corporation, maker of MEGA Sardines is all about


 MEGA Global Corp., the leading manufacturer of MEGA Sardines and other canned products celebrated its 40th year anniversary giving thanks and owing success to their loyal brand customers and hardworking employees. The celebration dubbed as ‘Beyond Borders‘ was held in EDSA Shangri-La Manila on Friday night, June 5th. The family-owned company was in full force led by CEO and President William Tiu Lim alongside his wife of 40 years and children who grew up with the business, which started with only one vessel. Today, Lim proudly shared that they have a total of 65 vessels, a success he owed to supporters […]

'Life Hack' books published by Kerygma Books

Life Hacks from people who knew it best; Kerygma launchs inspirational books to help people in struggle


 Having problems and painful experiences is inevitable. Some may think that they are alone and no one can understand what they’re going through. Even fear of sharing it to others conquers them because they believe nobody can relate to them. To this, Kerygma Books, published by leading inspirational media outlet Shepherd’s Voice Publication, started helping them through their books which are written by Catholic lay people. They have been publishing for almost 25 years, mostly devotionals, magazines, inspirational, personal finance and even relationship books. Been there, done that. This is what easy-reads Filipino writers such as Rissa Singson Kawpeng, Obet […]

Summer is more fun with the barkada enjoying all-time langhap-sarap favorites at Jollibee.

Jollibee promises more fun and memorable summer


 It’s summer time again! It obviously means more time to spend with family and friends, to whatever means of bonding moments– a playdate among brothers and sisters, a day outdoors with mom and dad, a lazy afternoon with friends, or a leisurely road trip out of town. But visiting Jollibee will boost the fun and excitement. Colorful summer-themed decals showing families enjoying the outdoors and having a great time can be seen now in Jollibee stores all over the country, as a part of celebration to the fun memories and bonding activities this season. With their langhap-sarap treats like the […]

KUYA J CRISPY PATA. We now include Kuya J Restaurant with the best and crunchiest Crispy Pata.

Kuya J Restaurant is a dining experience like an extension of your family kitchen


 Kuya J Restaurant offers traditional Filipino comfort food and dishes on a dining experience that is like an extension of your family kitchen! Kuya J started as a casual dining hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Cebu and is slowly penetrating Metro Manila with 4 branches located in SM Mall branches and is targeting more branches in GMA, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. We’ve mentioned in our headline that Kuya J is like an extension of the family’s kitchen and it stays true by their name. As the name suggests, Kuya J spawns from the Filipino Tagalog word ‘kuya‘ which means older brother of a […]

URATEX MY HOME. A good slepp is the one key to maintaining good health and ensuring energy.

Here’s a good quality sleep solution from the mattress that we trust all through the years


 Why do we need a good quality sleep and what types of mattress should we use to experience a good sleep? Often times because of work, we forgot to spend a good quality of sleeping time, especially those who work during night shift. People who are also active on social media, online media or bloggers, lack good amount of sleep because of the time they spent in front of the computer. People who failed to get a good amount of sleep sometimes get irritable or perform poorly in work. Don’t you know that and adult needs  7-9 hours of sleep to […]