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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 […]


Best Gourmet Burgers Down South


 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]


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 […]


Cusina For The Kitchen Goddess


 Thanks for the actual size samples, Cusina! This is my first ever blog post for 2017 here on JME, and this all-natural brand of dishwashing liquid deserves to be the main focus of my “buena mano” featured review.     I can get very, very lazy when it comes to dishwashing, but not anymore thanks to this amazing product. Among the three scents (great packaging by the way đŸ‘đŸ»), Ginger Yuzu Peel is our favorite (“our” meaning me, Mom, and our household helper). They may have milder fruity scents, but all Cusina variants are tough on grease as well as […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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


 â€œAsia’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


 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, 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 […]


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 57432 times by 3153 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 and […]

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 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: 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 cafĂ©, unknown to many, yet distinctively cultural in many aspects. Not just a hub cafĂ©, 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 […]