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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 […]

LENOVO INTRODUCES KABY LAKE-POWERED THINKPADS

Kaby Lake powers up the new Lenovo ThinkPads

 

 On March 15, we were invited to the unveiling of the new ThinkPads by Lenovo, the world’s top PC maker, which are powered by Intel’s latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor to the Philippine market. The ThinkPad is Lenovo’s brand made for those looking for a dedicated and reliable workstation because of its known durability, robustness, design, and overall performance when it comes to the office. Placing power and performance as the main priority, the ThinkPad is designed to keep in pace with your business, whether at home, in the office, or on the move. “Our work methods are faster […]

(L-R) Engr Ramil Aburquez (Topway Builders Inc), Arch. Gabriel Vitales (DQA Design and Planning Inc), Cynthia T Dizon (Everscapes AVP Controller), Joel T Go (Everscapes President), QC Councilor Precious Hipolito-Castelo, Arch. Barnaby Kaw (Topway Builders Inc VP for Operations), Diana T Huang (Everscapes AVP for Corporate Planning), Maura F Guiron (Everscapes Leasing Manager), Ronelo M Alvarez (Asst. Mall Operations Manager for Ever Commonwealth).

Lifestyle strip Calle Bistro rising soon for great dining experience

 

 Great dining experience finds EATS way as the latest in lifestyle strip, Calle Bistro is set to rise soon with stretch of choices; spices that soothe your senses; a sweet gathering for all ages to provide ideal and distinct dining options poised to cater family and friends residing just minutes away from Ever Commonwealth mall. Everscapes, a subsidiary group of Ever Gotesco Group of Companies develops Calle Bistro led the ‘groundbreaking ceremony’ last March 17, 2017 headed by Mr Joel T. Go, Ever Malls President with other Ever Malls Executives like Ms Cynthia T. Dizon, AVP Controlle, Mr. Ronelo M. […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

How to get to Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017

 

 The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 (LubaoIBMF2017) is a yearly hot air balloon festival held in the province of Lubao, Pampanga. As of press time, there are about 30 international balloonist who will be joining to shower the skies with their amazing giant balloons. To top it all, there will be live performances from local band such as Sponge Cola, Parokya ni Edgar, and Bamboo every night (April 6-9) at the festival with the addition of famous international artists like Red Foo (LMFAO) on the last day. Gates will be open from 4 Am to 12 AM. General […]

2017 SIKAT PINOY NATIONAL FOOD FAIR

Adventuresome taste buds enjoy gastronomic delight at the 5th Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

 

 Since its inception 5 years ago, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair has attracted a growing number of foodies who eagerly look forward to the opportunity to stock up on their favorite regional delicacies, special spices and condiments, health products, and many more. The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes. You don’t need to go that very far. For 5 consecutive days (March 15-19) at the Megatrade Halls of the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

GRUPO AGATEP 52ND ANVIL AWARDS NIGHT

Top PR firms win at 52nd Anvil Awards

 

 Anvil Awards is the oldest and prestigious award giving body by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held annually, since its inception in 1963, to recognize exemplary performance of select public relations nominees. The ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury. Eligibility Any public relations program or tool implemented between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 was eligible for the 52nd ANVIL AWARDS. Held last Friday, March 10, 5 PM […]

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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 […]

SHAKEY'S SCALLOP PRIMO PIZZA

Shakey’s launches perfect Summer Surprise flavor

 

 A new pizza flavor that captures the vibe of timeless summer is now available in Shakey’s with the all-new mouth-watering flavor of the Scallop Primo, available for a very limited time only. For seafood lovers, believe us, you don’t want to miss this premium pizza flavor topped with exciting combination of fresh scallops and tasty kani. This latest seafood pizza craze perfectly captures the taste of summer with its combination of succulent scallops, thinly shredded crab sticks, aged cheddar cheese, fresh herbs of basil and parsley, and dash of chili flakes. “We just can’t wait for everyone to try our very special, […]

JOLLIBEE SALTED CARAMEL CHOCO SUNDAE

#UpYourSundae with the new Jollibee Salted Caramel Choco Sundae

 

 It was beautifully hidden under a red curtain and everyone were anxious at the new Jollibee product that was about to be revealed at their branch in Buendia cor. Bautista Street in Makati. The organizers drop hints on another table with pieces of chocolate bars, caramel syrups, and salt in an effort to hide this new offerings that “will make you happy”. Everyone kept guessing. What’s this new product that will be introduced to us on a Tuesday afternoon and it’s not even Sunday yet. Got it? Sunday? Oh well. You didn’t buy that joke, right? But this one, we are […]

IDP EDUCATION STUDY IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Push Forward to your dreams of studying in Australia and New Zealand

 

 IDP Education is a world leader in international student placement and has been in the Philippines since 1985 assisting students through the process of studying abroad – from selecting which course to take, institution, and country to school and visa applications, up to pre-departure preparations. Those who dream of studying in Australia, Canada, UK, USA, and New Zealand have a very good chance of fulfilling it through a counselling services, which is offered for free under the Free Student Placement Services by IDP Philippines. This is a great opportunity for fresh graduates, undergraduates or even those who seek vocational learning, to […]

BO'S COFFEE SM LIGHT MALL

Bo’s Coffee keeping the Filipino spirit alive with homegrown origins

 

  With the addition of their 90th outlet at the SM Light Mall, Bo’s Coffee is truly keeping the Filipino spirit alive by promoting homegrown origins serving customers different coffee flavors from different regions in the Philippines and offering other food and drink products produced by local entrepreneurs. The SM Light Mall branch is just a short walk away from Boni MRT Station in Mandaluyong City which opened last February 10. The following day, Bo’s Coffee also unveiled the newest outlet, making it their 91st, at the popular Ayala Terraces in Fairview, Quezon City. “There has been a growing demand […]

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 […]

UNIONBANK OF THE PHILIPPINES BANK OF THE FUTURE

UnionBank of the Philippines envisions to be the Bank of the Future

 

 For us digital movers, we’re very familiar with UnionBank because of its EON product which serves as gateway to our online payment solutions. EON has been around and it helped us in the social media to make our freelance job easier where online payment is concern. Recently, UnionBank of the Philippines celebrated another milestone through a Thanksgiving Party which we attended a couple of nights ago. UnionBank shared with us the three awards that the bank received in 2016. UnionBank was named Best Commercial Bank, Best Innovation in Retail Banking by International Banker, and the Best Company to work for in Asia. […]

FOODPANDA DELIVERY AT FIXED P59

foodpanda announces big and bold crazy offers this 2017

 

  We were able to meet and talk to Iacopo Rovere, foodpanda Philippines’ appointed Chief Executive Officer at Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings in Crossroads, BGC when the company announced their big and bold crazy offers this 2017. foodpanda, now the leading global online food delivery marketplace (and in the Philippines leads with only a couple of competitors), has been charging  fixed delivery service fee of P30 plus a service fee of 15% from the total food bill. This year, customers can now order as much as they want – with a minimum order value starting at P200 exclusive for […]

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 […]

GRINGO CHICKEN AND RIBS

We found one of the best-tasting chicken in town at Gringo’s

 

 If you’re looking for the best-tasting chicken, grilled to perfection, come over at Gringo, a restaurant that introduces pop culture references oozing with good vibes as soon as you enter their branches. Gringo serves delicious Mexican-Latin meals that Filipino diners will appreciate at the start of the first bite. Simple yet there is a homey feel when you get to your table and the ‘amigos’ start to ask for your orders. Them amigos are the friendly Gringo waiters and waitresses ready to assist customers with their choice of their food. Perfect Barkada Hangout Gringo, according to restaurateur Reagan Tan, is 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 […]