August 29, 2013

Why Spend a Staycation in Makati?

Why spend a staycation in Makati

That was the question asked to us by Makati Staycation ambassador Tessa Prieto-Valdes on the launch of the latest campaign that will attract more locals to see and experience one of the prime cities in the Philippines, Makati City. Supporting its uberly successful "Make it Happen, Make It Makati" campaign, Makati Staycation is said to offer special discounts and perks to guests who will use their MasterCard.

An exclusive campaign that allows families and friends to have an ultimate staycation in the city and make memorable experiences happen, Makati Staycation is participated by four iconic global hotel brands located within Ayala Center: InterContinental Manila, Holiday Inn & Suites, Raffles, and Fairmont Makati

August 28, 2013

The Ultimate Hardie™ Man Challenge

I never thought that it could be possible to build a house that is so durable and lasting in a day. I guess HardieFlex® by James Hardie is really here to prove that given the skill, workmanship, and expertise anyone can be the Hardie™ Man they wanna be as long as they use the right product.

And last August 22, at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City, the country’s best builders battled it off in a unique challenge that tested their greatness in building in the first ever Hardie™Man Challenge: The Ultimate Building Contest.

Composed of 10 prestigious names from the building industry - Drytec, Cabico, Shuttershield, SteelFrame, Global Building, Gentry, Capstone, Dreva, SC Stolano and Jonzlib'z - Hardie™ Man Challenge challenged every builder team to install HardieFlex® walls, HardieFlex® ceilings and the new HardieFlex® flooring which is  designed specifically for the Philippine market.

August 27, 2013

One Fruitful Day with My Dole-licious Day!

There's Phil who does sports, Jon who does fitness, Bianca who does lifestyle and beauty and Chef Jeremy who prepares delicious food - a day with Phil Younghusband, Jon Avila, Bianca Valerio and Chef Jeremy Favia is definitely one hell of fruity, delicious day, specially with our favorite Dole bringing them altogether! It's Dole-licious Day, isn't it?

Last August 16 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park, mall goers, office employees of the nearby offices as well as family from the neighboring houses were treated to a day of healthy, delicious and fun-filled afternoon brought Dole Philippines as it celebrates its Dole-licious Day.

A day all prepped up with lots of fun and activities, the four brand ambassadors of Dole showcased their talents and expertise from their own respected fields. Chef Jeremy, Dole's master chef, showed off his cooking prowess and kitchen know-how when he held a cooking demo and prepared delicious and healthy recipes for the guests all with the use of our beloved Dole products.

August 26, 2013

LINE goes Bigger and Better

Though it may only a few months ago since it was officially released here in the Philippines, the mobile messaging app LINE is happy to announce its 460% growth in user in its annual business conference in Tokyo, Japan dubbed as "Hello, Friends in Tokyo 2013."

Headed by its Executive and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Mr. June Masuda, LINE Corporation, which is now on its second year has achieved 230 million registered users worldwide, representing a 460% growth over the last year. The number of messages sent daily through LINE has also increased by 440% from the previous year and surpassed 7 billion.

August 23, 2013

Christian Bautista Bags the The 2013 Elan Awards by McJIM

In McJIM Classic Leather's search for the Modern Filipino Gentleman, one name emerged as the top from 10 finalists who are vying to be the first awardee of this first-ever online competition. And garnering the most votes of having the qualities of the Modern Filipino Gentleman, international singer and matinee idol Christian Bautista topped the list.

Held last August 15, 2013 at 55 Events Place in Scout Rallos, Quezon City, after months of rigorous campaigning and online polls, the first-ever competition for the epitome of Modern Filipino Gentleman has finally come to an end. McJIM Classic Leather has finally concluded the prestigious online competition with Christian Bautista raising from the rank of the listed Modern Filipino Gentlemen from their Facebook Fan Page.

And together with the whooping cash prize of Php100,000, Bautista also took home the 2013 Élan Man trophy, which is designed by acclaimed contemporary Filipino artist Igan D’Bayan; along with a year’s supply of McJIM Classic Leather products. Christian, together with The Élan Awards committee, also donated Php100,000 to his chosen charity, World Vision.

Dockers' 25% Discount Promo

The brand who has defined authentic khaki for over 25 years is definitely back to the fashion scene as it revolutionized the good ‘ol khaki with the best features of denim jeans. From comfort and versatility, and adding to it that refined, polished vibe of traditional khakis, Dockers brings back the craze with a celebratory promo.

Nobody knows khaki better than Dockers that's why with the release of its new latest collection - the Alpha Collection - men are sure to love their good ‘ol khaki like never before. Boasting a range of designs and pieces that create complete, head-to-toe looks for casual days out or more formal gatherings, the new collection is ready to take anyone anywhere.

Dockers Alpha Khaki includes two new pant fits in its range - the Alpha Skinny Tapered and the Slim Tapered Alpha Khaki. The Alpha Skinny Tapered offers a razor-sharp look, while the Slim Tapered Alpha Khaki which sits slightly below the waist, has Tapered leg opening, and designed to flatter with a silhouette that sits relaxed on the waist and hips and drops slim to the legs. Dockers Alpha Khaki also offers some of the season’s bolder color options, including brick red, old rose, pesto, light blue, Portland brown, black, midnight, dark pebble, gravel, azul sea, electric blue, true olive camo, white wash and navy.

August 22, 2013

IPANEMA: Setting Ours Soles Free

Being a traveler, I must say that one of the many things that I never forget to pack in my bag is a pair of good slippers or flip-flops. Whenever I'm out there exploring the world or I what I usually call "soul-searching", I usually take time to walk, that's why having a pair of good, reliable and stylish slippers or footwear is definitely a must have for me. And now, together with IPANEMA, one of the trusted brands of flip-flops from Brazil, soul-searching for travelers like me are made more stylish with their IPANEMA Soul Search.

IPANEMA has continuously carved a name easily attributed to a style haven. From the colorful country of Brazil all the way to the fun and always smiling country of ours, the Philippines, fashion lovers thrive in the concept of a pair of IPANEMA as not just a footwear but as a reflection of one’s individuality. 

And today, as the brand asks every soul searcher “What fills your soul?”, IPANEMA embodies again its brave array of footwear designs carrying the mark of distinct jovial and fun spirit through the launch of their latest collection, which was presented at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center last August 13, 2013. 

August 21, 2013

SYKES Glorietta now Open!

August 14 was a breakthrough day for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry of the Philippines, specifically for the industry pioneer - SYKES Asia, Incorporated - as its opened its latest hub in Glorietta ready to inspire more Filipino to make the best out of life

Sixteen years since it started BPO operations in the country, SYKES  formally opened its newest facility at the heart of Makati last week to provide an employee-centered workplace utilizing intelligent and ergonomic lighting and furniture designed for ease and accomplishment. 

Headed by SYKES President and CEO Chuck Sykes, SYKES Glorietta sets a new standard for the BPO lifestyle with its spacious huddle rooms equipped to improve communication between employees and foster learning; intelligent lighting to ensure proper diffusion and absence of glare; ergonomic chairs that adapt to all body types amidst vibrant colors and work stations; and a Mother's Room, which is another considerate feature that shows SYKES' commitment in providing excellent support for BPO professionals.

August 20, 2013

WebsiteExpress.BIZ offers Good Website in Less than a Week

"Our objective is to design and develop websites for those who need it quickly, whether big or small companies, the mass consumers or perhaps anyone in need of a website to showcase their product or service offering to the world," says Kristian Noel A. Pura, Head of the Digital Media Group of Information Capital Technology Ventures, Inc. (ICTV), a publicly listed technology conglomerate, which runs WebsiteExpress.BIZ, ICTV’s digital media brand.

Being a blogger for almost a decade now has thought me a lot of things. Though most of it are not that exceptional, still, it manages me to move forward and somehow be the blogger that I wanna be. And to be honest, starting from the basic and to be where I am right now is not a joke and didn't happen in just a short span of time. For it takes a lot of trial and error til I manage to stick to one idea and just pushes it to my heart's desire.

Kristian Noel A. Pura

And albeit, I have to plans of creating a company out of my blogging, which is just actually my outlet to learn how to write better, I recently met a man who boast that they can create a good website in 5-7 days. His name, Kristian Noel A. Pura of WebsiteExpress.BIZ.

August 19, 2013

Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa: Antipolo's Piece of Paradise

With two more holidays coming up this month of August, I know are still a lot of you who are wondering how and where to spend it. And since I know that most of us are kinda fed up with the toxicity of the metropolis, I am here to suggest a nice place that I've just been into recently. A place that not just offers luxury in its finest, it also comes with an affordable price fits to your budget for a night of paradise-like experience - the Loreland Farm Resort's Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa.

One of the top destinations up in the highlands of Antipolo City, Loreland Farm Resort has been a summer must-visit to many metropolis residents since its opened in the 90's. And now, as the resort continues to develop, ready to offer more of that much-needed recreation and relaxation spot to its new and old patrons, Loreland opens a part of their resorts specifically for relaxation only.

Aside from the fun and really clean Loreland swimming pools and Camp Tipulo, which is perfect for those who are seeking for a place where they can hold corporate team building, Loreland has now Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa, which pampered me and my friends a few days back with their winning service and breathtaking view and facility.

August 18, 2013

SOLO presents Manix Abrera's Kikomachine!

One of the country's renowned and favorite cartoonists is once again gracing SOLO with his masterpieces that speaks and visualizes the true and modern culture of Filipinos on this exciting 4th year of Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia. And following the success of his first three highly praised collections, Manix Abrera comes back with one of the country’s best selling comic strips to date - Kikomachine!

A hilarious comic depicting an average Pinoy’s everyday lifestyle and experiences, featuring a bunch of nameless University kids as main characters, Kikomachine Komix  has captured the attention of many readers due to its relatable and hilarious presentation of everyday Pinoy experiences. 

Created when he was still in 2nd year college back in 2001, Manix's Kikomachine are stories of the experiences he had and the scenarios around him during his university life. Today, Kikomachine is compiled into 9 books and also appears daily in the comics section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. With his growing fanbase and continuous support from his fans, Manix continues to strive making Filipinos laugh everyday with his talent through Kikomachine.

August 17, 2013

My SM City Sta. Mesa August 3-Day Sale Experience!

Yes, rain couldn't stop one shopaholic specially if we are talking about "up to 70% off" on most items! And yes, today, I spent my morning going around SM City Sta. Mesa looking for some new office clothes but ending up buying baby stuff instead! Hahahaha! Happy shopping to me, happy 7th month to our Baby Elaisha!

Despite of the sudden downpour of rain over the metropolis, I braved the scary and crazy weather condition just to see again and enjoy the amazing mall-wide sale of SM City Sta. Mesa. From The SM Store, SM Supermarket, Cyberzone and even in Foodcourt, you'll feel the festivity brought by this end-of-the-season sale. With most of the items marked down to make everybody's shopping experience truly enjoyable, SM City Sta. Mesa also gives their shoppers a chance to win some exciting items, which can make this crazy shopping extravaganza more memorable.

As for me, I'm actually planning to buy myself some new tops, but I dunno what happened I ended up buying our Baby Elaisha some new toys, which I think can be very helpful to her development as pretty and smart little girl. Hahaha!

August 16, 2013

Affordable Pretty Bags from Bellissima Firenze

There are still a lot of people out there who are afraid of trying online shopping. I honestly can't blame them because there are times that the thing that they liked and bought online isn't the same with the thing that arrives in their homes or offices, which really pissed them off and realize that they just spent they hard-earned money on something that is so unworthy. Well, I'm glad that with my recent transaction with Bellissima Firenze, everything went smoothly and I received the sweet package in perfect and beautiful condition.

Bellissima Firenze is considered a new kid in town when it comes to online store. By being in the business for only a few months, a lot of online shoppers, specifically ladies who are looking for stylish but affordable bags, are so into the brand ordering not just one, not just two but a lot of their chic bags fit for very stylish Filipina in the country.

From hand bags, to sling bags, to the hobo bags, which is perfect for young ladies, to trapeze, speedy and doctor's bags that are into to fashion scene now, Bellissima Firenze has everything that's hip and in style for all ladies who are looking for a new bag brand to trust on.

The Air Asia Fly in 6 Seconds Contest!

Do you have a Vine or Instagram account? Do you love taking videos of you and of your friends and family members? Do you also like to travel? Well, maybe this is your chance to score some free AirAsia tickets as they are currently inviting all Filipinos who are residing in the Philippines to join their first-ever Fly in 6 Seconds Contest!

Fly in 6 Seconds promo starts today,16th of August, 2013 and will last until 26 August, 2013. During the contest period, tweets with the link of their 6-second Vine or Instagram Video, tagging @AirAsia and hashtagging #justflynow will have the chance to be the daily winner of AirAsia merchandise and freebies and the most cheeky and creative video will win return seats for two (2) to any Philippines’ AirAsia destination.

There will be one grand winner for the entire contest duration. The grand winner with the cheekiest and most creative video will receive two (2) return seats to the Philippines’ AirAsia with flights to Kalibo, Davao, Hong Kong and Taipei, or  via ZestAir  with flights to Cebu, Davao, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Kalibo, Iloilo and Cagayan De Oro. The said prize is inclusive of 15kgs baggage allowance, applicable fuel surcharge, administration fees only. Terminal fee, administrative fees, meals and hotel accommodation are shouldered by the winners.

August 14, 2013

Mojo Sandals: Footwear Made for Outdoors

I was thrilled when I was invited to be part of the second organic farm tour of the Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Training Institute last July 18-21 at the beautiful and lush mountains of Benguet and Sagada, Mountain Province. With other bloggers all ready to for this educational and exciting trip, our additional comfort was provided by a slipper brand who speaks nothing but outdoor fun, Mojo Sandals.

This is gonna  be my first time to be in Sagada, and with all of the stories I've heard and read telling how adventurous and challenging spelunking in the renowned caves of this mystic province, I am glad that I am somehow ready too to plunge in to this thrilling adventure I've been dreaming about for a long time. But before I proceed with the adventure that we had up there, let me just give you all a little background about Mojo Sandals.

August 08, 2013

Korea's KakaoTalk now in the Philippines with Sarah Geronimo

This is not just a great message for all the Popsters all over the world but also to all the text savvy individuals out there who prefer sending message to their loves ones with the use of stickers, emoticons and more! Korea's number one social application is finally here in the Philippines ready to share its wonder along with our very own Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo - welcome, KakaoTalk!

Launched yesterday, August 7, the free-of-charge KakaoTalk is now available in the Philippine ready for download for all iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Bada and PC users. Allowing users to send messages, pictures, videos, URLs, contact details and schedule, KakaoTalk has currently over a hundred million users all over the globe.

KakaoTalk offers free 1:1 and group voice call, which can definitely enjoyed by family and friends.  Each download also includes features like the Talking Tom and Talking Ben voice filters to add fun and excitement to your voice chat. And the best part, KakaoTalk also offers  free groups call in HD quality - a first in the world.

James Hardie: The Expert on HardiFlex Advanced Building Composites

High durability and strength, convenience and versatility, and warranty and environment-friendly - if there are three things that James Hardie's HardieFlex are very proud of, these could be it. Trusted name in construction, James Hardie has a long history of providing innovative building products to customers in Australia, the USA, the Philippines and other international markets. And as they continue to give us the best quality for our homes and buildings, join me as I give you guys a short background as to how James Hardie creates such a superior, reliable, and trusted product.

Today, HardieFlex advanced building composite remains one of the most trusted and reliable building materials. The high regard for James Hardie’s products stem from the rigorous and carefully studied and tested process to make sure that every product can stand the test of time.

It began in 1980's when James Hardie used cellulose fibers for its products. From cement, sand, water, and cellulose, which he uses until today, James Hardie really takes pride of this astonishing creation of advanced composite building material. It is said that cellulose is added to in creating the HardiFlex to make the finished advanced building composite more flexible that gives it more bending strength.

The SM Sta. Mesa 3-day Sale!

Great news, mall rats! Happening this coming August 16, 17 and 18, together with other SM Supermalls in the city, SM Sta. Mesa will be holding their seasonal mall-wide sale where you , your friends and your family can enjoy as much as 70% discount on selected items.

I was able to catch the same mall-wide promo last time, and if you are on budget but really need to buys some new stuff, may it be personal use or for you home or office, this is the best chance to grab off the amazing deals offered all over the mall.

August 07, 2013

Christian Bautista and Karylle to Lead RWM's Cinderella

That one fairy tale every little girl will never forget. That one story that touches our soul and feels hopeful about everything. And that one fairy tale that every Filipino can relate to. This coming October 2013, get ready as the Resorts World Manila shares another beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical slated to capture the hearts of kids and adults alike through the wonderful story of time with Cinderella.

The grand and magical stage of the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) will soon be the new venue for Disney Princess Cinderella as Resorts World Manila offers the the timeless magical story of this young girl who met his Prince Charming after leaving her beautiful glass shoes behind the castle where he rules.

Starring our very own Christian Bautista as Prince Christopher and Karylle Tatlonghari as the humble, sweet and beautiful Cinderella, RWM will takes us to this magical story this coming Holiday 2013 along with the splendid music that captivated of the heart of the many all over the world.

August 06, 2013

Ayala Center Estate Association: 50 Years and Counting

This August, expect a more world-class Makati, as Ayala Center Estate Association (ACEA) takes a leap higher as they celebrate their 50th year of continued commitment in providing a well-managed community among its members. 

Enriching a cosmopolitan lifestyle, Ayala Corporation together with the lessees of MCC Makati Commercial Center (MCC), ACEA’s original names were Makati Commercial Center Association (MCCA) and Ayala Center Association (ACA) kicked off this golden celebration last August 2 as they opened exhibit dubbed as "50 Years of Assuring Prosperity in Ayala Center," showcasing the milestone that Makati had undergo for the past 50 years.

ACEA, which is founded in 1963, has more than 50 wonderful reasons to celebrate its golden anniversary. And as they continue to renew and uphold a solid and esteemed reputation as the foremost estate management association in the Philippines, expect more of these well-managed community of premier residential buildings, innovative malls, world-class offices, iconic global hotel brands, well-connected walkways, efficient pedestrian and transport systems, today and for generations to come. 

August 05, 2013

Meeting Miles and Tony as Alaska Nutribuild 345 Heads to Tondo, Manila!

Teaching how parents and kids age 3, 4 and 5 achieve that brain and body milestones, the number one milk brand in the country, Alaska, brought their team to a day of fun-learning activity in Tondo, Manila as they present Miles and Tony to Gildel Children Development Center.

Specifically located at Valero Street, Tondo, Manila, headed by the school principal Mrs. Delia Barrios, pupils of Gildel Children Development Center welcomed Alaska Nutribuild 345 team with a smile last July 31st for a day of learning activity suited to teach them the proper way of keeping them healthy and strong.

Principal Delia Barrios

Propped up inside a tent, Alaska Nutribuild 345 and cute pupils of Gildel enjoyed a day of determining the difference of healthy and unhealthy lifestyle through the characters Miles and Tony, who were created out of the "milestone" idea.

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