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Filipino Pride in Art and Food at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila


 I am honored to celebrate Philippine Independence month in style with a 2-in-1 event at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. There’s the Hiraya art exhibit organized by the hotel in partnership with art festival organizer Art in the South, back to back with Pistahan sa Cafe 8 buffet promo featuring our favorite Filipino dishes and beverages. Hiraya art exhibit runs from June 7 to July 2, 2017 with the following artists as participants: Below are what you can expect in this amazing showcase of Pinoy creativity: During the launch at Crimson Hotel’s The Gallery, two kinds of free cocktail drinks plus […]


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 […]


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 […]


Coachella Feels With Wanderland


 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]


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 […]


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 👏🏻), 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 […]


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 […]


Social learning network available on Google Play


 Do you know Brainly? First time we wrote about them when its Philippine version,, has been launched: Since that time, the number of users who visit the whole network increased to 40 million monthly and the Philippines became one of the most important, promising, and fastest growing markets. Now they have just released the mobile app for Android users on Google Play. How does Brainly work? Its aim is to connect students, who want to share knowledge with those, who have problems with some subjects or get stuck with their homework. Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]

A Date Night with Regine Velasquez presented by SMDC.

Regine Velasquez performs for SMDC’s Grace Residence’s Tower D launch


 Promises a stay with high convenience, promises a peaceful community amid the noise surrounding the Metro, the 4-tower condominium Grace Residences, is a ‘suburban sanctuary in the city’. Grace Residences’ Tower D, a new landmark project of SM Development Corporation (SMDC) has been introduced last April 15 during Date Night with Regine Velasquez at SMDC Grand Showroom, Pasay City. The 30-minute performance of Regine entertained the guests while endorsing the latest project of SMDC. Aside from singing her original songs ‘You’ve Made Me Stonger’, ‘Dadalhin’, ‘Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka’, she also nailed a version of ‘Chandelier’, ‘Titanium’ and ‘I will […]


Manila nightlife scene will never be the same again with the opening of the first Ultra Lounge in City of Dreams


 Las Vegas, New York, Miami Beach, Singapore, and New York have it, so why can’t Manila have it too? For the past two years, Manila witnessed an emergence of nightlife hubs that posed as magnets to partyphiles. But just when it seemed that everyone has seen everything, a new entertainment mecca opens its door to welcome the elite party scene of Manila. Conceptualized in the creative mind of club king Michael Van Cleef Ault, Pangaea Ultra Lounge comes to the Philippines with only the best of the world to offer. The name itself means “All Worlds”, and this places Pangaea in […]

HONG KONG CITYSCAPE AT NIGHT. Hong Kong skyline view from Victoria Peak. (File photo)

Enjoy FREE mobile access to Skyscanner from SafeZone


 Why be afraid of the incurring mobile charges when you browse your favorite websites when you can access them for FREE with SafeZone, a mobile app where you can select popular digital brands by downloading the SafeZone Android app at Google Play Store, without worrying unwanted data charges? More than twenty digital brands’ mobile app are available through SafeZone and one of them is Skyscanner, a mobile for travel app where users can enjoy hundreds of airline promo deals in just seconds via a single, simple, and trustworthy source that can help them find the best travel solution at the right […]


Internship initiative INKOMPASS aims to help students start with their careers in the Philippines


 Philip Morris International, a company in the United States with successful business operations in 180 countries, brings their internship initiative called INKOMPASS to the Philippines. Knowing that INKOMPASS program was already present in 11 countries and is already making steps to enhance the level of internship, the company still plans to launch in 4 more within this year. Unlike the other internship programs, this one is composed of two cycles, which will later on help the students start easier with their careers. Also, there are things that makes INKOMPASS program different among the rest. Building real world skills, being active in live business […]

Jardine highlighted its new line of home pests’ solutions during WORLDBEX at the World Trade Center last March 11 to 15.

Jardine Distribution at WORLDBEX 2015, uplifting the construction industry to hit economic growth’s head


 To help in heaving the growth of the construction industry as the country moves forward to the ASEAN Integration of 2015, Jardine Distribution Inc. recently joined the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX)–this year’s biggest building and construction expo. WORLDBEX recognized the industry’s competence to be at the forefront of economic growth and gathered top companies including Jardine Distribution to present today’s most trusted and reliable products and services in the industry last March 11 to 15 at the World Trade Center. This year’s presence of Jardine Distribution at the WORLDBEX shaped the homeowners and other construction companies to […]


7 Homes for sale in the Philippines with amazing views


 If you are about to move in to a new place, would it feels good if you’re living your own dream house? And would it be much better if your dream house got that perfect view. The scenery, the beauty, and the wonderful environment seen from your home view. If these are your dream place settings, then this is your lucky day. There’s nothing better than waking up to a great view of rolling hills, the mountains, a crater lake, or a vast ocean. Luckily for Filipino homebuyers this is possible, especially if they purchase any of these amazing properties […]

3RD ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2015. Photo highlights credit from Guam Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

Largest road race Guam International Marathon 2015 took place with more than 3,000 runners on Sunday


 Hafa Adai! The largest road race – the 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon, with more than 3,000 participating runners from Guam, CNMI, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palau, the United Kingdom, and the United States was held yesterday, Sunday, April 12 at the Gov. Joseph A. Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach in Tumon, Guam. Participating runners took the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) race distance. First male finisher Yusuke Inose finishes at 2:41:22 while Sung Hwa Ryu finishes at 3:08:42 for the female division in the successful Guam full marathon […]

MEGA MANILA POWER LAUNCH. Vista Land Chairman Manny Villar with the President of Vista Residences, Inc. and Camella Homes, Inc. Maribeth Tolentino at Camella Mega Manila Power Launch in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Hall, Pasay City.

Camella Mega Manila Power Launch introduces 5 new projects that will reshape the landscape of PH’s residential property industry


 5 newest estate projects of Camella, on its grand launch, were exclusively introduced on Friday, April 10 in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Hall, Pasay City Camella, Vista Land’s flagship brand, aims to maintain its edge being the largest and the leading home developer in the country. Lead by Vista Land Chairman Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr. together with the company’s top board of directors, Camella Mega Manila Power Launch is said to be the biggest launch in its history. “Medyo ginaganahan na si Ric ngayon e, sabi niya, ibang klase ang makikita n’yong lahat, This year, 2015, eto ang […]


Doctors warn patients of cheap surgical procedures


   Defying age with surgical procedure for only Php 5,000 or less? That’s a scam, according to doctors certified by the Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation Inc., headed by Dr. Teresita S. Ferrariz, MD, during the launch of Radiesse, the lifting filler brought by Merz Aesthetics, a branch of Merz, the innovative leader in aesthetics and consumer health. Even without them telling us, it’s already a red flag when somebody offers a patient with facial or body aesthetics for that very low price. Beauty aesthetics doesn’t comes cheap. Would you trust your face and body to a ‘unscrupulous’ individual posing […]


Honor 6 is the smartphone that fits to every Juan’s mobile device needs


 In a high-tech generation like where we are, people tend to go with the quick flow. They adapt to the fast changes happening in the world in terms of technology by acquiring the latest gadgets, as well as smart phones. Even Filipinos did not lose their track in conforming this technological improvements though they always wish there was a phone which contains amazing features yet is not too costly or just worth the price. Good thing, Honor 6 was introduced in the Philippines. This Php 13, 990 smartphone comes in Kirin 920 octa-core processor. With this, together with its Android v.4.4.2 […]


PSDMNR5 demonstrated commitment in rescue and disaster recovery during Typhoon Chedeng in Baler, Aurora Province


 “Where will you be?” and “Who will you be with?” are two strong lines from the trailer of the upcoming Hollywood earthquake disaster movie San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson as a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot out to save the lives of his loved ones during a strong earthquake that hits San Francisco. Just like the character of Johnson, the Private Sector Disaster Management Network – Rescue Recon Reliable Rapid Response (PSDMNR5) men and women risk their own lives to save other peoples lives in times of disaster in the Philippines. PSDMNR5 is a private rapid response team part of […]


Jose Cuervo Launches Search for the DONS OF TEQUILA in PH


 What would it takes to become a don of tequila? Must be a hundred of options and reasons. Hundreds of bartenders all over the Philippines are being called to enter into a battle unlike any other, as Jose Cuervo, the worlds best-selling tequila, launches Dons of Tequila, the global search for the next hero of tequila who has what it takes to continue the legacy of the 250-year-old brand. The prize of a lifetime awaits: fly to Tequila, Mexico to harvest their own crop of agave on the Jose Cuervo estate, blend it into a unique tequila and win the […]


Party boat sails to the ‘Favorite Beach Destination 2015’ for LaBoracay


 Yup. Summer wont be complete without going to the beach. And beaches wont be complete without beach parties. And beach parties wont be complete if it aint happening at the “Favorite Beach Destination 2015” as declared by the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents for its annual MATTA Fair on March 13 to 15 at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur. And the ultimate beach party is happening in Boracay, wherelse? The country’s much-awaited long weekend and ultimate beach party begins even before you arrive on the shores of Boracay. 2GO Travel, one of the largest, premier sea […]

Smart stands firm as PH’s undisputed No. 1 mobile leader


 Smart Communications released their official statement standing firm on their grasp on telco leadership in the Philippines. “Smart is the Philippines’ undisputed No. 1 mobile service provider” says their opening headline which came hours after Globe Telecom‘s claim of victory in the telecommunications industry’s top position. Globe made headlines on Tuesday, April 7, when the Ayala-led company revealed during the Globe Annual Stockholders Meeting in Makati that they are now the No. 1 mobile network in the country. See related story here. Smart refutes. See the official statement from Smart. Smart is the Philippines’ undisputed No. 1 mobile service provider […]