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EUGENIO LOPEZ CENTER EVENTS PLACE ANTIPOLO CITY

Eugenio Lopez Center, a view of panoramic metropolis and nature’s exceptional beauty

 

 While I was typing the headline for this article, I was thinking of the best caption that would catch the attention of whoever is going to read this. Together with a small group of lifestyle and travel bloggers, I was invited to visit Eugenio Lopez Center (ELC) in Antipolo. ELC spawns with an area of 5,250 square meters atop a 10-hectare property situated on the highest hill along Sumulong Hi-way in Antipolo City. Eugenio Lopez Center offers an ideal venue for team building, function room meetings, theater viewing, and also dining and accommodation with 38 modern rooms to cater corporate and […]

K-DRAMA ACTOR KIM SOO HYUN IN MANILA FOR SAMSUNG QLED TV LAUNCH

Korean Superstar Kim Soo-hyun in Manila for Samsung QLED TV launch

 

 South Korean Actor of the Year 2014 and the star of television dramas such as Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers, and with movies like The Thieves, Kim Soo-hyun is back again in Manila, Philippines for his second visit and graced the official launch of the Samsung QLED TV at Okada Manila last Friday, May 26. Kim Soo-hyun arrived at the Okada ballroom to present, as VIP guest, the next innovation in television with the Samsung QLED TV – dubbed as “The Next Frontier” windows of entertainment delivering an impressive next generation display that […]

FIT FILIPINO MOVEMENT CHALLENGE 1 MILLION LBS

Why exercise matters

 

 Exercise is a form of any physical activity which is defined as bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in caloric expenditure. Exercise is also any movement carried out by the skeletal muscles that require energy. It is also an intentional movement intended to improve or maintain physical fitness. Physical fitness is defined as the ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. It generates cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle strength flexibility. Any exercise can be done frequently with duration and intensity to achieve desired physical fitness. American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend aerobic physical activity in 3-4 […]

VIVO V5S FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Vivo V5s first impressions: Enhanced Selfie Softlight is a killer

 

 Spoiler alert. The next in the Vivo V5 line of products completely amazed us with its killer Selfie Softlight feature that is designed to give its competitors a run for their money. The updated Selfie Softlight technology, already available with other V5 series, brings out a studio-like ambiance, similar to a professional photography studio, offered to enhance images during night mode and make a clear, crisp, and stunning selfie images even in poor lighting conditions. IMHO, same with the other V5 models, the softlight feature will also be the main selling point of the V5s. Superior Camera: Front and Rear And as we talk […]

WENDY'S GOES KOREAN

Annyeonghaseyo! Wendy’s Goes Korean with Kimchi flavored treats

 

 We bet you didn’t see this coming but Wendy’s making your love for all and everything that’s Korea(n), closer to home! Introducing a journey to the world’s famous flavors, Wendy’s added another twist that will make you roll-over and excited just as you are with KDrama, KPop, Goblin, and YES, we know that there are a lot more. For girls who can’t stop thinking about Gong Yoo and guys who can’t still get over with Jun Ji-hyun, let your taste buds enjoy Korean sensation with the all new Kimchi Chicken Fillet and Kimchi Loaded Fries. Taste the Korean flavors whilst watching […]

TELUS DAYS OF GIVING

2,600 TELUS volunteers commit to TELUS Days of Giving

 

 “Day of Giving is TELUS’s part of worldwide core philosophy that really starts on how we think about our responsibility in business. Our Day of Giving is a pinnacle of our giving activity where we do volunteer work throughout the year in every country we operate,” said Jeffrey Puritt, President and CEO of TELUS International whom we’ve met in person during the TELUS Days of Giving CSR program held in Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo, Manila last May 13, 2017. The rising temperature heat index of that particular Saturday did not stop TELUS’s work force who came in with […]

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Android TV changing the way of watching TV

 

 Modern technology has brought upon us the birth of Smart TVs and for those who own one, it’s like having free cable subscription because of the built-in TV apps that comes with the system. And if you’re bored playing around with the apps or you want your mobile phones to access more videos and shows straight from your smartphone, all you have to do is get a Google Chromecast, download and install a casting app, and that’s it, enjoy 24/7 video-on-demand, just like the rest of the millennials around the globe. But what if you’re still stuck with a dumb […]

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NATIONAL BOOK STORE

‘Back-to-School’ Limitless Learning at National Book Store

 

 “They say that learning never stops. At National Book Store, there are limitless opportunities to learning something new or expand your knowledge about anything! Whether you decide to grab that cook book, pick that novel, or shop for paints and brushes, something exciting is definitely waiting for you this back-to-school season” – National Book Store It’s true. Learning doesn’t stop even when you’re grown up. Having a career or just plain busy taking care of the family aren’t reasons to stop yourself from feeding yourself with knowledge that might come useful in your daily lives. And there is always one […]

CARTOON NETWORK SUMMER SPLASH

Summer Splash weekend from Cartoon Network

 

 Kids and their parents had a fun and enjoyable Saturday during Cartoon Network’s outdoor treat called Summer Splash at the SM Mall of Asia SM By The Bay last May 13. It was an ‘open to all’ invitation and ‘admission is free’, making it more convenient to all who dropped by the venue. Kids were able to see the The Powerpuff Girls, Finn and Jake, Ben 10, and a lot of the Cartoon Network characters in person. There were games and summer fun-filled activities that delighted all visitors of the Summer Splash. They say, you can never be young again once […]

SEASON SPECIALTIES AT LUNG HIN, MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Season Specialties Hong Kong Legendary Menu

 

 Straight from the heart of the Red Dragon, Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Hong Kong Legendary Menu from the kitchen of cuisine master, Chef Lai Cheuk Kou. Also known as Chef Terry, Chef Lai worked in China and Hong Kong alone, making it his first time in the Philippines bringing his soulful and sumptuous Cantonese specialties, with over 36 years of experience from different well-known restaurants and hotels around China and Hong Kong. We are grateful to have been invited and experience Chef Lai’s finest flavors at Marco Polo ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin – located at […]

MATRIX: BRING IT HOME

Johnson Fitness wants you to bring your road to fitness right in your home

 

 Johnson Health Tech (Johnson Fitness), one of Taiwan’s largest fitness equipment manufacturers in the world and home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, announced the retail launch and availability of its Matrix line of cardio fitness machines. Now, everyone can enjoy their road to fitness and experience dynamic performance, plus the uncompromising design of Matrix products, from the comfort of their own home. Matrix Bring It Home Launching last Tuesday, May 9 at Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Johnson Fitness introduces state-of-the-art and more space-friendly and space-saving equipment that can fit any home with the gym experience […]

ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET LEARN WELLNESS

Robinsons Supermarket “Route to Wellness” kicks-off back-to-school season with two-day “Learn Wellness” program at Eastwood Central Plaza

 

 Last May 6 and 7, 2017, Robinsons Supermarket “Route to Wellness” kicks-off back-to-school season with two-day “Learn Wellness” program at Eastwood Central Plaza. Robinsons Supermarket welcomed families to a “magical World of Wellness” enchanting set-up composed of fun wizarding activities from VTR game, potion-making, finders-keepers game, and a lot more in partnership with participating brands joining road to wellness. Also, from May 1 to June 30, 2017, shoppers will get P100 OFF coupn for a minimum single receipt purchase of P3,000 at Robinsons Supermarket. Purchases must be inclusive of P500 worth of participating products from Nestle, CDO, Splash, Wyeth, or Purefoods. Loyal […]

SEMPER LUMINA UNIONBANK AND UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS COLLABORATION

UnionBank and the University of Santo Tomas collaborate to preserve massive multivolume of rare books from UST Heritage Library

 

 As follow up to “Lumina Pundit”, UnionBank and the University of Santo Tomas continued the effort to preserve massive multivolume of rare books from UST Heritage Library spanning from 1492 to 1945 with a Herculean project titled “Semper Lumina” (Always the Light) which features the vast treasures found at the UST Miguel de Benavides Library and the Archivo de Santo Tomas. A follow through of Lumina Pundit (Spreading the Light), Semper Lumina is an international exhibit of the rich collection of Asia’s oldest university with accompanying two-volume catalogues showing such holdings. Launch last Friday, May 5, Semper Lumina showcased a six-volume catalogue […]

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Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel

 

 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]

SOFITEL MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

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 […]

SODEXO MOBILE PASS FOR BUSINESS

Sodexo introduces the Mobile Pass

 

 Being one of the leading service voucher provider in the country, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services Philippines, Inc. is introducing the Sodexo Mobile Pass which will offer a hassle-free way of rewarding trade partners, loyal customers, and consumers through it new mobile solution. To be clear, Sodexo Mobile Pass is not to replace the current Sodexo gift certificate that has enabled a lot of people through meal pass, gift and shopping pass, and more to motivate and provide rewarding experiences to employees, customers, and partners. The Sodexo Mobile Pass was born to ride the wave of digital era as more […]

OPPO F3 PLUS VIDEO UNBOXING

WATCH: OPPO F3 Plus Unboxing

 

 WATCH: OPPO F3 Plus Unboxing   Set to be the ultimate Selfie Expert, the F3 Plus builds upon the technology of the earlier OPPO F1s to deliver outstanding selfie photography. The new smartphone sports a similar 16-megapixel (MP) selfie camera with a 1/3-inch sensor for clear image results even in low light, as well as an f/2.0 aperture for depth-of-field aesthetic. The difference lies in the additional secondary camera. This 8MP groufie-camera has a wide 120-degree angle—105 percent larger than the regular 80-degree lens field of view— which allows more people to fit inside the frame. The wide-angle shot is […]

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Easter Party with the Angry Birds at Crimson Hotel

 

 Big and small kids of the south celebrated Easter 2017 with an Angry-Birds themed event at the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila Grand Ballroom. It was a two-day affair (Black Saturday and Easter Sunday), and I decided to bring my ten-year-old daughter Mira to her first-ever Easter kiddie party on day two a.k.a. Angry Birds Excellent Easter. Mira used to play Angry Birds every weekend, so seeing the Easter decorations and the Angry Birds mascot made her look back at how she loved the game so much.   There were so many things to do before the actual Easter Egg […]

UT SECTION OPENS IN UNIQLO SM MEGAMALL

UT space opens at UNIQLO SM Megamall

 

 Starting this month, you’ll not get lost anymore on your way inside UNIQLO SM Megamall when you search for your favorite Marvel, Disney (Mickey Mouse), Star Wars, and other collections that you enjoy wearing. UNIQLO SM Megamall just opened the new UT space section on Friday, April 28, to highlight the brand’s latest UT collections. UT at SM Megamall will feature all the Spring/Summer 2017 collection highlights, including EPICE Design, Futura, KAWS x Peanuts, and Magic For All – Mickey Blue and Star Wars. A wide range of other popular UT collection will also be available. It’s great to see UNIQLO Philippines COO, Mr. Katsumi […]

SMART X VOYAGER X BINIBINING PILIPINAS CHARITIES INC. PARTNERSHIP

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 SMS and digital fan voting powered by Smart and Voyager Innovations

 

 For the first time in Binibining Pilipinas pageant history – that’s 54 years and counting, this year’s SMS and digital fan voting, where the winner of the text votes will automatically be part of the Top 15 finalists, will be powered by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, along with its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations. Starting last April 26, fans only need to type BB<number of candidate> (ex. BB1 to BB40) and send it to 2929022 to cast their votes and support their favorite candidates. Votes will be counted until 7 PM of April 30 during the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night. The signing of […]

JOLLIBEE JOLLY SPAGHETTI TVC

Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Xia Vigor is the latest addition to Jollibee family

 

 Her cuteness and being articulate, plus excelling as a great performer at her young age, makes Xia Vigor a perfect celebrity endorser for the classic favorite, Jolly Spaghetti. Xia also stars in the latest Jollibee TVC  with the best-selling Jolly Spaghetti, which began airing last March 26, 2017. Xia is officially welcomed as the latest addition to Jollibee’s roster of celebrity endorsers through a media event held at Jollibee Biopolis Macapagal last April 22. Invited attendees were given jolly treats of meeting Xia in person and passes to DreamPlay, a DreamWorks-themed activity center at the City of Dreams Paranaque. Issa Litton […]

NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS MONTH

April is National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month

 

 Not everyone knows that on April 4, 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 190 declaring April of every year as National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month calling upon government instrumentalities, including universities and colleges and local government units, and the private sector to participate in the celebration upgrading the previous weeklong observance to a month. This was announced during the press briefing organized by the Motion Pictures Association in Celebration of World IP Day held last April 20 at Sala Bistro in Greenbelt, Makati. This celebration marks the local industry and government agencies joining together to announce new efforts […]

WINFORD HOTEL AND CASINO

Winford Hotel and Casino is the newest 5-star hospitality brand in the heart of Manila

 

 Going  back the memory lane, San Lazaro Hippodrome was once the home of the Manila Jockey Club (MCJ) horse race track in Manila that stood the test of time from 1897 to the 21st century. Fast forward to the future, it has now become the hub for lifestyle, entertainment, leisure with the emergence of modern malls and establishments that surrounds Binondo and Sta. Cruz area. It’s not a surprise that MCJ Investment Corporation puts its investment to Winford Hotel and Casino that towers above the San Lazaro Business and Tourism Park (SLBTP) boasting 22-storeys that house 128 deluxe rooms, with a […]

SPIRAL AMAZING SONKRAN FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Spiral presents Amazing Songkran Food Festival

 

 In celebration with the annual Songkran Festival in Thailand, Spiral tapped an amazing culinary voyage on its second installment of the Flavors of the World Series featuring Amazing Songkran. It’s a 3-day celebration of the Thai cuisine with Spiral’s Thai Master Chef, Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who trained in Thailand and has been cooking Thai food for over 12 years. When in Thai, flavors such as the Pad Thai and Tom Yum are always on the list when in search of authentic Thai flavors. We remembered while we were in the streets of Phuket, we were able to taste […]