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May 31, 2013

Freeway x Lucio San Pedro: A Tribute Just in Time

To honor the man that greatly affected the course of Philippine music and culture, this fall season, Freeway is paying tribute to the man from Angono, Rizal - Maestro Lucio San Pedro. On this 9th installation of National Artist Collector's Series, Maestro Lucio's works inspired the latest collection of Freeway, which are now readily available at all Freeway and The Row stores.


Just in time for the celebration of Maestro Lucio San Pedro's 100th birthday, Freeway excitedly launched last May 28, at The Row, Glorietta, their fall collection, which is inspired by the greatness and music of the National Artists for Music. Stage, movie and TV actress Rachel Alejandro hosted the event and even rendered songs of love for all to feel the passion shared to us by the man who's distinct and nationalistic music transfuses from one generation to another.


I was there to witness it all, from the guests speakers - who were mostly sons and daughters of the late maestro, namely Kristy San Pedro Salita, Rhodora San Pedro delos Santos, Alberto delos Santos and Professor Gabby San Pedro Rojas, did a special interview with Rachel onstage.

May 29, 2013

The Barbie World called Posh Nails

It was like staying inside a doll house for two pampering hours as I enjoy my hand and foot spa. And despite of the striking pink and purple and yellow colors, I managed to relax on what seemed to be an unplanned "me time" here in this Barbie world called Posh Nails - Tomas Morato.


Summer is really a busy season for me. From local out of town adventures, to international city tours that are so memorable, I honestly cannot believe that I made it all in a span of two months. And now as this flirty season is starting to say goodbye and as the clear sky darkens and starts to cry, I'm also starting to slow down and making my "me time" on the busy metropolis worthwhile. And by me time in metropolis, I mean - Spa Time. Hihihi.


Located at the mezzanine floor of CTTM Building in the corner of Tomas Morato and Timog Avenue in Quezon City, this small but very posh space was my piece of heaven last week as they pamper me with services that are truly good and relaxing.

May 27, 2013

The Circuit Fest Generation!

Young music, young bands, young skaters, new venue, new fest to celebrate - if there are matters that are old in this concert, I guess they are all outside the venue waiting for their sons and daughters who are jumping up and down and banging their heads to the music brought the 9 international bands that completed this Circuit Fest 2013. Seriously! Hahaha!


It was an amazing feeling to be surrounded by this young generation (not to say that I'm that old) who were so reminding me of my high school days when boy bands were the coolest people on earth. Hahaha! Geared in their super comfortable outfit, which I think I managed to go with, at exactly 4 p.m., everyone was all ears to the first international act who was up on stage, Megan Nicole!

Circuit Makati

I honestly didn't know that this kid was that famous here, so yeah, the crowd was singing along with her through her hits that set the mood on this reviving concert.

May 22, 2013

What's Your Epitome of Modern Filipino Gentleman?

That is the question raised by McJIM Classic as they launch their search for the 2013 Elan Awards. To give recognition to Filipino men who are not only successful in their respective fields but are also inspirations for successful, stylish and elegant living in their dress, grooming, accomplishments, and etiquette, McJIM Classic Leather is inviting everyone to nominate their ideal modern Filipino in this year's recognition of successful, stylish and elegant gentleman.

McJIM Classic Leather is awarding the best role models for style and elegance among today’s Filipino gentlemen - and Facebook users can now submit their nominees through the Mc JIM Classic Leather Official Facebook Fan Page

Through Elan Awards  McJIM Classic Leather is hoping that they'll encourage more Filipino males to take up a lifestyle that incorporates a sense of style, gentlemanly manners and values, and a drive to succeed.

May 20, 2013

Electrolux Mobile Kitchen hits Pahiyas Festival!

It was one fun and enjoyable day for everyone when Electrolux Philippines launches their mobile kitchen on this year's Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon. Giving away lots of freebies and fun stuff for every spectators to enjoy the festivity, Electrolux Mobile Kitchen also made the day a relaxing one for those who are looking for a relief from the hot weather.


On its continuing effort of sharing innovation, Electrolux Philippines makes our summer more enjoyable and learning through the release of their mobile kitchen! And through the campaign Discover-E, get read as they are about to visit some of the towns in country to share the goodness of life with Electrolux kitchen appliances.


From the ovens, refrigerators and many more, Electrolux Mobile Kitchen is offering free food, drinks, refreshment and even Wi-Fi to lucky chosen towns that are worth discovering!

May 17, 2013

Discover-E our Beloved Filipino Food with Electrolux!

True to its commitment in promoting the good in us Filipinos, this year, Electrolux Philippines is inviting everyone to discover and share the greatness of our own flavor and of our our taste - Filipino Food. The love and passion that Filipinos have when it comes to food is no secret, that's why this season, Electrolux is embarking on a journey to re-discover our appreciation of Filipino food, culture, and heritage through its Discover-E Kitchen Campaign.


Electrolux’s Discover-E campaign is the recent campaign of the a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, which is divided into series of activities: the Discover-E Web Series, photo contest, and the Discover-E Food Festival this coming June.

Discover-E Web Series will teach avid home cooks easy ways to do Neo-Filipino dishes which they can prepare and enjoy in their own kitchen. Hosted by Electrolux own set of celebrity chefs, Chef Bruce Lim and Chef Rosebud Benitez, Discover-E web series will share the delicacies of different regions of the Philippines per episode through these instructional 10-minute YouTube videos. Chef Bruce and Chef Rosebud will also be presenting their own recipes and will teach viewers how to turn ordinary and traditional Filipino dishes to 5-star restaurant dishes! You can view these instructional videos on www.youtube.com/ElectroluxPH1.

May 15, 2013

A Race to Prime: The Avida Towers Prime Taft Race Challenge!

It was one tiring but really fun afternoon for me and to the rest of bloggers who were invited to the the Avida Towers Prime Taft race challenge. With an aim to see the beauty of Pasay City, where  this soon-to-be- beautiful skyscraper is located, the Avida Towers Prime Taft let us experience first-hand the goodness of having a home along Taft Avenue. From the delicious food to the wonderful spots that make our country proud, this is one challenge worth loving!


A few days ago, together with 6 other bloggers in our team, I run, skipped, ate and took pictures of some of the beautiful spots that you can see in the northern part of Pasay City. From the churches, school and food finds, we were able to experience these beautiful spot waiting to be discovered by the soon-to-be homeowners of the soon-to-be Avida condominium here in Taft Avenue.


Our race started at the model units of Avida Towers Prime Taft, where we got to see the Studio, One Bedroom and Two- Bedroom units that they are offering. Designed and crafted by Avida for the live-work-play lifestyle of students, young professionals and entrepreneurs, these units will definitely steal your heart primarily because of it stunning location and amenities.

May 14, 2013

Sir Richard Branson Go Drag on AirAsia Flight to Kuala Lumpur

I wanna believe that what happened to me last weekend was just a dream - flying out of the country for the first time to see Kuala Lumpur via the first flight of Zest Air on that lovely city m- oh, it was super amazing to be real. But looking at the pictures that I took after accidentally catching the arrival of AirAsia flight with billionaire Sir Richard Branson aboard on it, who is all dressed in red blazer and red skirt just like the rest of AirAsia flight attendants, oh, that is not a dream! That was a real fun!


It was said that two years ago, Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson and AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes had a bet on an upcoming Formula One race in Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately for Branson, his team was left behind, making the Fernades team leads and gave him the chance to won the bet.


And with that, a special AirAsia X charity flight left Perth, Australia last Sunday, May 12, and landed on Kuala Lumpur, Malysia's Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) with Sir Richard Branson all smile while strutting his red outfit.

May 09, 2013

Jun Magsaysay is Sir Chief's Guy!

With a lot of different government and non-government organizations endorsing the guy from Zambales, I wasn't really shocked to know that the most in-demand actor nowadays, Mr. Richard Yap a.k.a "Sir Chief" of ABS-CBN's Be Careful With My Heart, is endorsing and actually campaigning for the guy who is a son of "our guy", Ramon "Jun" Magsaysay, Jr.


I had a wonderful chance last day, together with some local media personalities, to talk to these two lads who share same interest - to bring goodness into every Filipinos lives. And though it was too early, I must say that they managed to perked me up due to their really light mood that brought delight to everyone who attended.

With or without this press conference, I'm admitting that Senator Jun Magsaysay is on my list of senators to vote this coming May 13, 2013 election. A guy who is a son of a president who served his country wholeheartedly, if there's one more reason why I'm okay with political dynasty, Senator Jun Magsaysay is one of them.

May 08, 2013

Circuit Fest 2013 this May 25th!

Think of High School Musical or Glee the punk or rock 'n' roll way - that I guess is what we can expect to the hottest concert this summer season as Circuit Makati and Music Management International presents Circuit Fest 2013 Music and Skate!


Happening this May 25th, at the Circuit Makati, Ayala Land’s entertainment district that is part of the exciting “Make It Happen, Make It Makati” campaign, Circuit Fest 2013 is about to bring the hottest young-generation punk and rock 'n' roll bands in the country together with Glee's hottest and coolest character Puck or Mark Salling in real life!


Promising to bring a totally unique experience, Circuit Fest 2013 is a fusion of aural and visual delights that is sure to appeal to a diverse audience composed of skating enthusiasts, music aficionados and all sorts of thrill-seekers and summer fun-loving spectators.

May 06, 2013

Meet the New Faces of Dole Philippines!

Aiming to emphasize that nutrition, beauty, and health is for everyone, our favorite fresh fruit brand, Dole is about to add more fun to our summer with the launch of their newest campaign "This is my Dole." And together with this exciting and captivating idea, Dole Philippines is also happy and proud to announce their new brand ambassadors that will help them promote healthy lifestyle! Take a look at Phil Younghusband, Bianca Valero, Jon Avila and Chef Jeremy Favia - the new faces of Dole Philippines!


To help promote their message of wellness, Dole Philippines holds a fruitful press conference last week to  introduce its fresh and hot line-up of ambassadors that will make every Filipino's summer season more colorful, nutritious and fun! And with the addition of these four hottest personalities, make way as everyone live the healthiest way of life the fun and stylish way!

Model-turned-actor Jon Avila, Chef Jeremy Favia, beauty guru and fashion maven Bianca Valerio, and most sought-after sportsman Phil Younghusband as happy to say that they are equally happy to be a part of the Dole team in campaigning for a stylish yet healthy and fun lifestyle.



May 05, 2013

The Zest Air Piso Fare Promo!

Attention, seat-sale lovers, here's another great news to enjoy your summer escapades! With the latest Piso fare from from Zest Air, the airline of the starts, Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, Iloilo, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu and CDO are now up for grabs from May 4th until May 12th, 2013!


As Zest Air unveils their new flight destinations, they are happy to announce too the launch of their P1 fare promo for all flights from Manila to international and domestic destinations. To those who booked and will book via www.flyzest.com or  www.airasia.com from May 4 until May 12, they can now fly directly from Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Puerto Princesa, Kalibo (Boracay), Iloilo,  Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu and Cagayan De Oro for only one-peso base fare. (see poster above)

To give travelers the option to plan for their Christmas and 2014’s summer vacation as early as now, this one-peso promo is available on the travel period dated May 10, 2013 to April 30, 2014! Isn't that exciting?

May 02, 2013

The Henry Hotel: The King in the Queen City of the South

There's no doubt why Cebu was hailed as the Queen City of the South - with is delightful people, colorful history and truly delectable dishes, one thing that's left for me to call it my home sweet home in the south, and that is that perfect hotel! And last weekend, as I indulge to one of my few vices in life, I met the 'king' that completes my royalty-kind of vacation here in Cebu City - The Henry Hotel.


Formerly known as the House of Cebu, this hip and offbeat design hotel offers a unique and exquisite Cebu experience that will make you love Cebu and Cebuanos even more. Located at the northern district of Cebu City, a few kilometers from Cebu-Mactan Airport, this place has been my home sweet home for four days on my way to rediscover the colorful and vibrant Cebu life.


But before I make "inggit" you on my wonderful and super successful Central Visayas escapade, let me share to you first the lovely things I got to enjoy here at The Henry Hotel.


Located at the posh area of No. 1, Paseo Saturnino, Baranggay Banilad, 6000 Cebu City, The Henry Hotel is the only design hotel here in the city that offers an inspiring beauty that will make you appreciate local and international modern arts even more.

May 01, 2013

Power Up with McDonalds and Iron Man 3!

As the summer heat continues to fire up, McDonald's treats its customer to one exciting and enjoyable time with this season's release of Marvel's Superhero, the Iron Man 3, to a power meal that is just about to satisfy your burger craving at the same time - the McDonald’s Iron Man 3 Power Meals.


The much-awaited comeback of Tony Stark is definitely bringing some heat in cinema as he shares on Marvel’s Iron Man 3 his undeniable appeal and wit once again. And what better way to celebrate this Marvel Super Hero’s comeback than having that big burger satisfaction with McDonald’s Iron Man 3 Power Meals.

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