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The Dawn: Nothing Beats the Orig

 

 I would say 2016 is turning out to be another great year for OPM. The first ever Pinoy rock band that I enjoyed listening to while growing up in the 80’s, The Dawn, just welcomed back lead guitarist Francis “Kiko” Reyes (a.k.a. DJ Francis Brew of NU107) and bassist Carlos “Caloy” Balcells. They recently started their series of gigs with Kiko and Caloy and I attended one of them, which happened to be a free show in a nearby mall. It’s actually my very first time to see the live performance of these legends (plus guitarist Rommel “Sancho” Sanchez, who […]

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT IN MANILA BY GLOBE AND 9 WORKS THEATRICAL

That Time of My Life… As An Idiot

 

 I’m grateful for my concert-like theater experience with American Idiot just recently at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater. Why I got so interested in being an Idiot ready to rock for one night? I’m a 90’s kid and f***ing proud of it! Green Day has been one of my favorite bands since my student years and it all started with their hit track Basket Case. Other songs of this legendary rock band on my playlist are Minority, Wake Me Up When September Ends, and Time of Your Life. Another 90’s-kid factor that convinced me to be there and […]

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One Fun Slidefest Summer

 

 I went to Slidefest in Filinvest City Alabang twice last year because I won in online contests. In each visit I brought different folks along with me (first one was my family, second were my former colleague and her squad). This year is my first time to go as part of my writing job and first time as well to bond with a long time gal pal and her 7-year-old son. The team behind Slidefest Philippines pioneered the family-friendly, slip-and-slide event in the country. It’s the same dynamic group who came up with The Walking Dead-inspired Outbreak Manila and the […]

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ICOMM: Moving Beyond Boundaries

 

 Proving that truly, excellence is their passion, Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Institute of Communication continuous to regain its glory. Over the past years, The Institute of Communication, collectively known as ICOMM continues to unfold and spread its capabilities towards the boundary of greatness. Unfolding truths and telling stories in every angle of day-to-day experience in the real world and the world of fiction by touching people’s lives through the Institute’s creative masterpieces in the field of documentaries and short films. The institute proves that in whatever condition one may be, it doesn’t affect anything as long as you’re […]

Filbar's presents Hot Toys' ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ exhibition in Manila.

Filbar’s facilitates Hot Toys’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ tour in Manila

 

 With the help of Filbar’s, the premier store for pop culture in the country, the most anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hot Toys Exhibition is currently assembled in Manila, running from April 27 to May 16 at The Block, SM City North Edsa in Quezon City, initiated by Hot Toys, the leading high-end collectible company Hot Toys’ Asia Tour in the Philippines brings the ground-breaking life-size statues of Captain America and Ultron; the eye-catching, movie-accurate Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale collectibles that include Iron Man Mark XLIII, Captain America, Black Widow, and War Machine Mark II; the all-ages, […]

HOTEL JEN MANILA NEWEST GENERAL MANAGER, ED KOLLMER.

Edward Kollmer appointed as General Manager of newly rebranded Hotel Jen Manila

 

 Formerly known as Traders Hotel – Manila, Hotel Jen Manila joyfully announces the appointment of Edward Kollmer as the newest General Manager of the hotel. Mr. Kollmer will be responsible for overseeing the entire hotel’s activities and operations day-by-day. With traits of over a decade of hospitality experience, he brings a new tactical approach to meet management and operational excellence for the newly rebranded hotel. Driven with passion to achieve excellence in business progress, he continues to inspire the team in embracing the values and vision of Hotel Jen and turn the hotel’s dream into reality—making guests’ experience to start […]

ASIA'S GOT TALENT. With copyright-Asia's Got Talent Judges L-R Melanie C, Van Ness Wu, Anggun, David Foster.

“Asia’s Got Talent” thrilled the audience with its premiere telecast

 

 “Asia’s Got Talent” thrilled their audience with its premiere telecast held on Thursday night bowing across the region in a week’s time on AXN channel. The premiere aired on AXN last March 12 and will subsequently air regular episodes every Thursdays, 8:30 PM slot, the brand new series is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region’s most breath-taking, jaw-dropping and mind-blowing performing artists competing for the coveted winning title. “Asia’s Got Talent” first day episode launched a flash mob event at the Ayala Triangle earlier that day. “Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd adaptation of the Guinness World Record-breaking hit “Got […]

GRABTAXI LAUNCHES IN ILOILO CITY.

GrabTaxi launches in Iloilo City

 

 Despite the timely Php 10 rollback on the flag down meter rate issuing a lot of protests from taxi drivers and operators nationwide, GrabTaxi, the revolutionary platform mobile application for fast, reliable, and safe taxi ride has successfully mounted a significant impression in Iloilo City, the City of Love, with the launching held last March 11, 2015. Iloilo City is the 4th key city where GrabTaxi is now available for free downloading and access. GrabTaxi’s Acting General Manager Natasha Bautista came to the City of Love to host and represent GrabTaxi launch attended by media and bloggers from the province as well […]

HOTELQUICKLY MOBILE-FOR-TRAVEL APP FOR AFFORDABLE HOTEL BOOKING.

HotelQuickly, the new mobile-for-travel app when you need hotel, quickly!

 

 Honestly, the play of words got the curious cat out of the bag in me. Those with playful minds will make a pun out of the name of the newest mobile-for-travel app, HotelQuickly. Quickie, is that would you say? Humour or not, when seriously taken, the word play becomes beneficial for people who loves traveling and in some sort of dilemma when looking out for a perfect place, hotel, hostel, etc., in the most convenient ways possible. I thought “HotelQuickly will be just another typical travel and hotel booking app that I wont probably use, lest will just take a lot […]

PATRICK TAN, PLDT VICE-PRESIDENT OF HOME VOICE SOLUTIONS, ANNOUNCED THE NEW PLDT HOME HC7 TELPAD AT VYNE GASTROPUB IN BGC.

PLDT HOME launched the most advanced All New Telpad for home connectivity

 

 PLDT HOME Telpad, the world’s first and only landline, tablet and broadband in one, just launched the latest and most high-technology unit to date that will connect all the appliances inside your home. The all new PLDT HOME All New Telpad is the most advanced centerpiece of the digitally connected Filipino home which is designed to level up the way families connect and manage the home. The All New Telpad has the advanced connected home concept that allows to control different appliances at home. With only one device, you can now control everything at the touch of your fingertips. “Ever since […]

Here are some tips to give your Dad the best Daddy's Day-Out this Father's Day.

Here are some tips to give your Dad the best Daddy’s Day-Out this Father’s Day

 

 Already have plans on how to spend Father’s Day with your Dads? Here are some tips to give your Dad the best Daddy’s Day-Out this Father’s Day! Working almost 6 days a week and dedicating almost the entire week providing for the family needs, do need rewards. Take him out for a facial treatment even if he hasn’t been to one. Surprise him with a Hydra-Oxygen Facial treatment so that his good-looking face will glow once more, making him more confident and handsome. A visit to DERMCARE will do the trick. Just make sure to call ahead and reserve a […]

Photo of the explosion shared by Twitter user went viral on the internet.

Explosion rocked Two Serendra unit in Taguig

 

 A big chunk of concrete slab slammed into a passing delivery van when an undetermined explosion rocked Two Serendra unit in Taguig, Metro Manila at exactly 8:10 this evening. Witnesses told authorities that a big explosion was heard near the parking lot of Market! Market!, a commercial establishment near the condominium where the explosion happened. Unconfirmed 3 dead passengers of the delivery van is reported and is being investigated as of this moment. Traffic has been cordoned by authorities along the area. Investigators are still identifying what causes the big explosion. Viewed 54840 times by 2876 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express […]

The world famous Petronas Twin Towers by night.

Zest Air inaugurated their maiden flights from Manila to KL and Kota Kinabalu

 

 Good news to all frequent flyers bound to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and those bound for Bacolod, Zest Air inaugurated their maiden flights from Manila to KL and Kota Kinabalu on Friday morning of May 10, 2013. The inaugural flights also took off with Manila-Bacolod via Zest Air as they beefed-up with One-peso promo fares from Manila to KL, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa, Kalibo (Boracay), Iloilo, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu and CDO which ended yesterday, May 12. To know more of the latest updates from Zest Air, visit their website www.flyzest.com and www.airasia.com. […]

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) in partnership with GMA Pinoy TV will be accepting entries to fly 100 Lucky Juans home from Middle East.

Cebu Pacific Air in partnership with GMA Pinoy TV will be accepting entries to fly 100 Lucky Juans home from Middle East

 

 Starting on May 13, 2013, Cebu Pacific Air in partnership with GMA Pinoy TV will be accepting entries to fly 100 Lucky Juans home from Middle East. This promo runs until August 18. “Today, we are taking a step further to launch and promote our Dubai flights. We will be doing something where no other airlines has done before in the service of the global Filipino. With our partners in GMA Pinoy TV, we are flying home 100 OFWs on Cebu Pacific’s maiden Dubai to Manila flight for free,” said CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei during the press launch of […]

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Searching for the cheapest airline fares now made easy at the tip of your fingertips with Skyscanner

 

 Searching for the cheapest airline fares now made easy at the tip of your fingertips with Skyscanner, a leading web-based search engine and mobile application for travel-bugs looking for affordable and cheapest airfares plus hotels and car hires around the world. Founded by three IT professionals in 2003, Gareth Williams; Barry Smith; and Bonamy Grimes, Skyscanner has been the no. 1 travel search website in Europe and no. 3 worldwide, receiving over 30 million visits per month. It’s not like TripAdvisor or Agoda but it helps tourists and travelers pick the best deal among the local and foreign airlines fares, which […]

Sonny Angara believes that tourism is our nation's hope to provide jobs especially to the less developed areas.

Sonny Angara believes that tourism is our nation’s hope to provide jobs especially to the less developed areas

 

 Sonny Angara believes that tourism is our nation’s hope to provide jobs especially to the less developed areas, like in the provinces. This came to light when we had the chance to ask his opinion of improving our airports in the country. “It’s been such a long time that we are debating for the need of new international and domestic airports. During my campaign sorties, I discovered that it’s hard to travel from one place to another because of limited flight choices bound from Manila,” Sonny said during our conversation. Angara has been taking direct commercial flights to provincial campaign […]

HIN2MANILA

HIN2MANILA is where all the cars of the big boys and hot models meet and get together in a two day “Hottest Summer in Manila” ever

 

 HIN2MANILA is where all the cars of the big boys and hot models meet and get together in a two day “Hottest Summer in Manila” ever! Be sure to get your TICKETS here: https://www.smtickets.com/marketing/view/1248. HIN2MANILA is happening on the 20-21 April 2013, Saturday-Sunday at the World Trade Center featuring the badass cars and gears together with the hottest and sexiest bikini girls! Wow! International top sexy models Eva Skye, Nicole Duminie, Dannie Riel, and Jeri Lee will make the scorching heat of this year’s summer even more hotter than the last 36 degrees Celsius ever recorded! Here are the exciting happenings to watch out on this dates: […]

Summer food fair Best Food Forward happening on April 20-21.

Summer food fair Best Food Forward happening on April 20 and 21

 

 If you’re already curious as to what is Speculoos Happiness, Kalookies, Kewpie, Gold Leaf, Delicakes, Eat My GF, Mrs. Graham’s, Casa Angeline, and Our Kitchen fuzz all about, then head on to the much-awaited Summer food fair Best Food Forward happening on April 20 and 21, 2013 at the NBC Tent, from 10am – 8pm. It’s gonna be like a fiesta of the yummiest, delicious, healthy, and appetizing food bazaar. We just had the privilege to sample the tasty treats from the above-mentioned participants for the up-coming Best Food Forward and it’s predicted to have more than 6,000 visitors during the food fest! There will be lots of food stalls and participants during this year’s […]

Mabuhay Restop is a business venture committed to promote Philippine culture.

Mabuhay Restop is a business venture committed to promote Philippine culture

 

 At the heart of Manila‘s historical landmark lies a hub café, unknown to many, yet distinctively cultural in many aspects. Not just a hub café, Mabuhay Restop is also a museum, an art gallery show place, souvenir shop, a Gawad Kalinga site travel tour advocate, and a venue that houses theatrical performing arts. Mabuhay Restop is a business venture committed to promote Philippine culture, heritage, and traditions through exceptional experiences. Mabuhay Restop aims to highlight Filipino values and to show the country’s burning passion of its people to work together and help each other rise above the throes of darkness and […]

SoBeerUp Manila pooled together social media influencers in one memorable gathering. Image by First Time Travels.

SoBeerUp Manila pooled together social media influencers in one memorable gathering

 

 First, we want to clarify that we are not a ‘mogul‘ when it comes to social media marketing, we are just small fraction of growing numbers of bloggers in the blogosphere. We can’t claim either a big following on Facebook and Twitter. In fact, based on our recent survey, and care of Twitter Audit, our Twitter followers are 950 real and 1,110 fakes. That’s about 46% audit score. On Facebook, we only have 102 Friends. Well, there’s a story why we only have that number. We’ll just talk about that in succeeding articles. Thanks to Klout, or should we say, […]

Marvin Agustin celebrated the formal opening of SumoSam at the 4th level of SM City Manila.

Marvin Agustin celebrated the formal opening of SumoSam at the 4th level of SM City Manila

 

 Young actor and restaurateur, Marvin Agustin celebrated the formal opening of SumoSam at the 4th level of SM City Manila last March 14, 2013 with a sumptuous lunch together with the online media. Marvin was joined by a group of bloggers and were served of the signature SumoSam dishes. The opening of SumoSam SM City Manila marks its 26th branch managed and owned by partners Marvin, Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico. SumoSam is one of the best Japanese restaurant in the country today and became a household name since it started in 2005 with their first branch in EDSA Shangri-La in Mandaluyong. Related […]

TELUS formally turnover grants to three charities.

TELUS formally turnover grants to three charities

 

 With Php 1.1 million (CAD $29,000) on hand, TELUS International Philippines (TIP) Community Board donates cash to three charities. “Our corporate social responsibility is to inspire people to do more,” says TIP President Jeff Uthoff in a video message shown as TELUS formally turnover grants to three charities by the company’s Community Board. Community Board “The Community Board is one aspect of TELUS CSR, and this year we will be focusing more on the families and children of Signal Village in Taguig, Manila, ” Jeff said during a live discussion with the media present at the venue held at Makati Shangri-la […]

Cebu Pacific teams up with Singapore Tourism Board.

Cebu Pacific teams up with Singapore Tourism Board

 

 3 famous personalities, each of them maybe of different passions but agree on one subject. This is a preview why JM Rodriguez, Kelly Misa, and Jenni Epperson loves to get “Shiok” in Singapore. JM Rodriguez, admits that he is a ‘partyphile‘ being the most prominent figures in the clubbing scene with the city’s hottest nightspots in the Metro. His love for night-life reaches all the way to Singapore where there is also a vibrant array of clubs and entertainment choices. Whenever JM goes to Singapore, this party-hopper yet simple guy, party’s at Orchard Road in the evening. Some of his […]

Panagbenga Festival 2013 - Baguio Benguet Bloggers Appreciation Tour.

Panagbenga Festival 2013 Day 1

 

 Just arrived at Azalea Residences after almost 6 hours travel from Manila, and don’t forget the 5 hour waiting period as we fall in line to get a chance ride from the Victory Liner bus terminal in Pasay. Early morning, we run to capture the exciting moments of Panagbenga Festival. The PMAers delighted the crowd when they march and dance to the drumbeats of Psy’s Gangnam Style. Beauty queens Ms. Baguio and Ms. Benguet joined in the parade. Lunch time we head on to Oh My Gulay for an adventurous all veggie gastro experience. This is just a sneak peek […]

FILA Polo Cup 2013 brings Brazilian Carnival alive at the Manila Polo Club.

FILA Polo Cup 2013 brings Brazilian Carnival alive at the Manila Polo Club

 

 It was like we were in Brazil when FILA Polo Cup 2013 brings Brazilian Carnival alive at the Manila Polo Club held last February 10. Brazil’s colorful and festive mood was experienced right after the annual FILA Polo Cup games – the Low Goal and High Goal. Both games were exciting to watch as two opposing teams battle each other on the Low Goal and High Goal. Awarding came through after the High Goal. No other than FILA Philippines‘ gorgeous President and CEO Cris Albert was present and FILA endorsers Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc, Tim Yap, while Brazil-born actor Fabio Ide hosted the […]