November 24, 2017

It's Christmas Time at Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila

A month before the whole word celebrates Christmas, one of the metro's go-to hotel destination, Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila, sparked up their lobby and filled it with more warm and welcoming arrangements highlighted by a 10-foot Christmas Tree.

Dubbed as "Holly Jolly Christmas," Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila light up their modern-style Christmas Tree with their Chief Executive Officer Mr. George Chou, General Manager Mr. David Li and Director of Sales and Marketing Ms. Christine Ann Ibarreta last Tuesday, November 21.

November 23, 2017

King Sue Joins Kamuning Bakery At The “World Pandesal Day”

King Sue teamed up with Kamuning Bakery for its annual “World Pandesal Day”, a celebration that coincided  with the United Nations’  World Food day and which is localized annually by the bakery.

Kamuning Bakery Café’s owner, Wilson Lee Flores, gave away thousands of free pugon-baked pandesal  while  King Sue prepared an assortment of Sweet Ham, Pina Ham and Malinamnam for tasting.

At the King Sue kiosk, guests of the event enjoyed the variety of deli sausages, and meat products on the table together with the wide range of breads Kamuning Bakery has to offer.  King Sue also showcased a delicious spread, highlighting their own best-selling ham products while by the sidelines, the King Sue mascot was there to entertain the crowd.

A Star-studded Golden Fiesta’s Heart Healthy Camp at BGC this Sunday

Get ready to be starstruck on November 26, Sunday, when celebrity hotties engage health buffs in a holistic fitness program on the second leg of Golden Fiesta’s Heart Healthy Camp.

To be held at Track 30th in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, the Heart Healthy Camp will feature high-profile ‘fitspirations’ who will take time off from their packed schedules to sweat it out with camp participants.

November 21, 2017

11.11 Shopee Super Christmas Sale records a smashing 2.5 million orders in just 24 hours

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, clocked a record-breaking 2.5 million orders in 24 hours during the start of the Shopee Christmas Super Sale that was held last 11.11.

This year’s event was a huge hit, surpassing last year’s 11.11 performance with 4.5 times the volume of orders recorded, and about 7 million items sold. The event saw a total of more than 13 million live chats, which translates into an average of over 9,000 chats buzzing simultaneously every minute, as shoppers snapped up super-sized deals and discounts from over 120,000 brands and sellers across the region. 92% of the total transactions took place on mobile as shoppers fervently browsed deals on the go.

November 20, 2017

Style meets function in McJim’s classic leather bags

A bag is every modern gentleman’s staple accessory, especially now that technology has significantly altered the way he conducts his day-to-day business. Multitasking, highly mobile young professionals now bring along all manner of gadgets - cell phones, chargers, tablets, power banks, laptops - and they need sleek but roomy bags to stash them in.

If clothes make the man, the kind of bag he uses reveals the kind of personality he has. A corporate type may get a bag that can carry his hoard of gizmos anytime, but choosing one that also complements his fashion image is something else.

This is why McJim Classic Leather, a trusted brand known for its authentic leather goods and classy accessories, offers its wide selection of classic yet modern-looking leather bags that a man can pair with any item from his wardrobe. 

Four Easy Ways to Purchase the New Huawei Nova 2i

They say that for one to experience life to the fullest, one has to think and live out of the box. Some go for travel adventures, some venture into a new hobby, while some try something new for the first time. It is these moments that define you and build you. And in a world where moments like these truly matter, having the perfect phone that captures how you innovate life matters. Welcome the new Huawei Nova 2i.

Packed with a quadruple camera, a 5.9” Full View display, and a long-lasting battery life for only Php14,990 - this ultra-stylish phone will keep you lusting for life’s adventures. Capture, view, and share your life like no other with the Nova 2i. 

Convinced to purchase this new device? Here are four easy ways to get hold of this new smartphone superstar: 

November 18, 2017

Fitness enthusiasts troop to Nuvali for Golden Fiesta’s ‘Heart Healthy Camp’ kickoff

A tropical cyclone had come and gone, the sun was up bright and early, and for the Philippines’ leading cooking oil brand, Golden Fiesta, it was perfect weather for the special gathering of health enthusiasts, both incorrigible veterans and newbies in the fitness game. 

Clad in their exercise gear, they all trooped to Solenad 1 in Nuvali, Laguna, last Saturday, November 11, some as early as 6 a.m., for Golden Fiesta’s Heart Healthy Camp - a fun-filled holistic fitness program designed to improve one’s overall body strength and conditioning. 

November 17, 2017

The first ever Vertis Northern Lights

Citizens living in the north are about to witness a magnificent Christmas spectacle as Ayala Land Inc., in the spirit of gratitude, brings its highly acclaimed lights and sounds show to Quezon City this year.

Spreading the magic of Christmas, Ayala Land Inc. is bringing the first ever Vertis Northern Lights, an enchanting Christmas fete patterned after Makati’s Festival of Lights, to northern Metro Manila this holiday season right in the heart of Quezon City. Beyond spreading magical moments, the show aims to bring people together in the spirit of gratitude for the many joys that Christmas brings. 

On November 16, 2017, a dazzling light and sound display never before seen in this part of the city, will usher in the Christmas season.

November 16, 2017

PhilJets takes delivery of its second Cessna Citation XLS+

PhilJets is once again proving its efficiency and desire to satisfy its clients with continuous improved service.

Cessna Citation XLS+ at PhilJets 

On the sideline of the 31st Asean Summit, the delivery of a brand-new Cessna Citation XLS+ that will be operated by PhilJets is the third business jet that joins the fast growing business aviation firm’s fleet within a year. This is the company’s second Citation XLS+, an 8-seat midsize private jet, which becomes the ninth (9th) aircraft under PhilJets fleet.

The year 2017 has been an active year for the boutique business aviation company with an impressive growth. Geoffroy Cahen, Director of Sales & Marketing explains: “We have taken delivery of our first business jet, a Cessna Citation XLS+ in late December 2016, and afterwards a Bombardier Challenger 350 joined our fleet on February 2017. Finally, this new addition is expected to be fully operational before end of the year.”

November 10, 2017

Golden Fiesta kicks off ‘Heart Healthy Camp’ at Nuvali on November 11

Bringing its advocacy of health and fitness closer to more Filipinos, Golden Fiesta, the Philippines’ leading cooking oil brand, is holding the first leg of the Golden Fiesta Heart Healthy Camp at Solenad 1 in Nuvali, Laguna, on Saturday, November 11.

The free-admission fitness camp is expected to gather - in a single venue - not just scores of fitness enthusiasts but legions of young professionals who want to be heart-healthy by jump-starting a fitness regimen.

Tyler The Creator X Converse Second Golf Le Fleur* Collaboration

Several years ago, Tyler The Creator had a vision to launch a line of sneakers to go with his Golf Le Fleur* brand. Converse and Tyler talked about joining creative forces to create unique ideas of ownership and identity and everyone thought it was a good idea. From there, the Golf Le Fleur* collection was born.

Together, Converse and Tyler celebrate freedom of expression and choice through collaborative design made for the street.

Novartis promotes awareness on Dry Eye Syndrome, a common condition among Internet users

Filipinos spend more time on the Internet than people in any of the other 29 countries in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America, and Europe profiled in the “Digital in 2017 Global Overview” report. Produced by global advertising agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, the report shows that the average Filipino Internet user spends 9 hours online each day, with mobile Internet access accounting for more than three and a half of those hours.

“It is a welcome development that more Filipinos now have Internet access. Digital connectivity brings many socio-economic benefits such as improved communication, knowledge dissemination, and economic opportunities, among others. However, spending too much time online also has its drawbacks,” said Ms. Cheryl Maley, President & Managing Director of Novartis Healthcare Philippines.

November 08, 2017

Paradise Dynasty: Lunch fit for an Emperor

Paradise Dynasty has been in the country for more than a year now serving delectable Chinese dishes topped with outstanding service and grand ambiance. But I'm pretty sure that when talking about this place, most of you have their colorful Xiao Long Bao in mind.

Well, I could't blame you, those colorful dumplings which explodes delicious flavors to one's mouth is something worth having from this place. But did you know that aside from them eye-candy dim sums, Paradise Dynasty also offers other equally mouth-watering Chinese dishes that you'll definitely love and enjoy.

A few days back, I spent another fun and filling lunch time at Paradise Dynasty with some friends. But unlike the previous times, we tried something more - and I must say that we enjoyed it.

November 07, 2017

15-Course Degustation, Make Your Own Gin & Tonic at Hotel Rembrandt’s The Penthouse

There’s something about classical names, fine dining and Quezon City that intimidate me despite of living in Manila for all my life. But there's also something about these things that I love and they lingers in my mind together with the feeling of grandeur, sophistication and fame. And with immortality that goes with these ideas and names, there is something that I wouldn't mind having or experiencing from time to time.

Quezon City, known as the City of Stars and the biggest city in Metro Manila, once again proved to me that there's always something about it that I will love over and over again. Along with some friends, a few weekends back, at one of the city's finest hotel, Hotel Rembrandt, I got to experience a unique and sophisticated 15-course lunch that I would certainly never forget in my life!

November 03, 2017

Get Ready for Shopee Super Christmas Sale!

Following the huge success of the recent 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will be kicking off the year-end season with launch the Shopee Super Christmas Sale from 1 November to 25 December. Users can gear up for a series of super-sized deals including Buy 1 Take 1 offers, discounts of up to 99% off, 11 peso deals, and many more. With the support of leading brands such as Silka, Physiogel, Knorr, Lady's Choice, and Mustela, and official partners including Coca Cola, Smart, and Zenrooms, Shopee Super Christmas Sale is slated to be this year-end’s most sensational mega shopping event. 

“9.9 Mobile Shopping Day was a big hit, where we had a more than three-fold increase in orders and five times increase in site traffic within 24 hours. The tremendous support from all our users has been very encouraging, and we are extremely excited to launch Shopee Super Christmas Sale; which will feature a fresh wave of super-sized discounts and promotions for users to enjoy during this year-end festive season,” said Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer of Shopee.

November 02, 2017

Meet the 40 Finalists of Mr. and Ms. BPO

After a careful deliberation, Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc., makers of Mr. and Ms. BPO, finally revealed its Top 20 male and Top 20 female finalists after the three closed-door screenings held at I'M Hotel in Makati last October 7, 8 and 14.

Prior to the final selection of the Top 40 candidates, these hopefuls presented themselves to the Mr. and Ms. BPO Screening Committee composed of officials from Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc., former beauty queens, top-notch fashion designers, ace fashion and lifestyle photographers and beauty pageant social media influencers. 

Here are the official 40 finalists of Mr. and Ms. BPO presented to the press last October 24, 2017 at Antidote Bar in I’M Hotel Makati:

Experience Coffee the Healthy Way!

We have always turned to coffee whenever we need an instant pick-me-up. This is especially true now that we can enjoy coffee anytime, anywhere with the rising popularity of ready-to-drink coffee.

And it’s no mystery why. Coffee, with its caffeine, does a lot of amazing things; it can increase our energy levels, it can make our brain more alert and focused, and it can enhance our mood, among other notable benefits. These make coffee the go-to energy booster for us who want to get things done before deadline or just get through the afternoon on a cold, rainy Monday.

Get Special Edition Justice League spinners from 7-Eleven and CLiQQ!

Join in on the fun of the fidget spinner craze with special edition Justice League spinners exclusively from 7-Eleven! Join, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman by collecting these specially designed spinners from 7-Eleven.

To get a limited edition spinner, simply collect 25 stickers. Or, to speed things up, register for the CLiQQ Rewards app and collect only 20 e-stamps. One sticker or e-stamp is earned when you buy Php50 worth of products at 7-Eleven. Get automatic stickers/e-stamps when you buy booster products. Check out which products are booster items on the 7-Eleven website. Promo runs until November 21, 2017.

October 30, 2017

Global tourism players gather for a B2B encounters

Global market players in the tourism sector will meet on November 16-17 at Clark, Asia’s newest darling of tourism, to conduct frontal B2B (business to business) meetings and listen to seminars on how best to use the digital platform to further tourism products and packages for the benefit of stakeholders and clients.

The TBEX Pilipinas 2017, organized by Afro Asian World Events for the Network of Independent Travel and Allied Services Philippines Inc. (NITAS) as beneficiary headed by Robert Lim Joseph, is a two-day event that is exclusively for buyers and sellers in the tourism sector. Thus far, it has an expected attendance of 200 buyers from the Philippines; 20 other travel agencies; 15 corporations and 50 foreign buyers. (TBEX stands for Travel Business Exchange), which began in 2013.

Pink Casket, Haunted Room and Death Care Week

It’s not every day that you’ll let your alive and breathing self be placed inside a casket – a pink one – and have the thought of what will you leave to your loved ones when the “time” comes. 

Last weekend, along with some competitive and achiever bloggers, I got to experience for the first time the three things that most Filipinos are afraid off – casket, haunted room and death. Special thanks to St. Peter Life Plan, Inc. – one of the country’s leading pre-need death care company that offers affordable traditional memorial life plans to all segments of society – I had an eye-opening and fulfilled weekend full of firsts.

Tied-up with Breakout Philippines, the country's first and premier escape room game, St. Peter Life Plan want everyone to experience one of a kind thrill starting October 1 to November 6. Guests with St. Peter Life Plan can get Php100 off on their fee by presenting St. Peter Life Plan employee or sales agent ID, Planholders Identification Card (PHIC) or your signed St. Peter Life Plan Contract when booking the following rooms: Boogeyman and Sleep No More Room at SM North EDSA branch, Corpse Bride Room at Greenbelt 5 branch, Clownhouse Room at Katipunan branch and at their Hide and Seek Room at their Paragon Plaza branch.

October 29, 2017

Celebrity blogger and DJ Ashley Rivera is thrilled with her Vivo endorsement

DJ, blogger and celebrity Ashley Rivera travels to relax and is known to have once moved to Las Vegas in the United States apart from her tours in Europe and all around Asia. Apart from being a wanderlust, Ashley is a celebrated blogger and social media hot topic not to mention a famed DJ who spins at the hottest clubs and music festivals.

Ashley Rivera

Ashley Rivera is quite a handful and it is no wonder that Vivo picked her to be the brand’s ambassador. Ashley, believing in the Vivo brand, is excited to be its influencer.
Ashley is one of the freshest members of the Vivo Family who were welcomed at the launch of V7+, Vivo’s latest top-of-the-line offering.

Kabayan Hotel Pasay Breaks Ground for Expansion

Triumphing true Filipino hospitality, the Kabayan Hotel in Pasay City recently announced its plan of expanding its property giving more local tourists to enjoy it's unique three-star accredited service at the heart of the metropolis.

The six-story hotel, which is located in one of the prime spots of Metro Manila, EDSA corner Taft Avenue in Pasay City, will be extended along EDSA, adding about a hundred more rooms to the property, as well as access areas to the other facilities of the Kabayan Hotel.

October 26, 2017

Maris Racal could not get enough of the Vivo V7+’s top-of-the-line features

Newest Vivo influencer Maris Racal has sure gone a long way from her first TV stint as one of the teen housemates of Pinoy Big Brother All In where she eventually placed second to the season’s Big Winner Daniel Matsunaga. Known for her sweet singing voice earning her the title “Singing Sunshine ng Davao”, Maris or Mariestella in real life grew up in a musically-inclined family and is also part of a sing-and-dance all-girl group in home network ABS-CBN

Maris Racal

Maris has already a few accomplishments under her belt as a budding celebrity, but she still considers her recent Vivo endorsement a dream come true. “I have always wanted to [endorse a phone brand],” Maris says in a brief interview held in between photo shoots for the top smartphone brand. “That is why when my handler told me [that I have been chosen to endorse Vivo], I was so happy.”

It’s the Most Wonderful TIMEX of the Year at SM

Ushering the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, global brands SM Supermalls and Timex launched an campaign that will make everyone excited in counting down the days before Christmas - Timex Time Travel. A campaign that will visit 18 SM Supermalls in the country, get ready to a great deal of offers, event-exclusive deals, freebies and fun games.

Under the SM project global campaign, Timex, which boasts a 160-year old heritage from United States, has launched Timex Time Travel, to celebrate and explore the evolving landscape of watch making. During its kick off at SM Mall of Asia, celebrities, online personalities, bloggers and media gathered to witness the unwrapping of these amazing offerings and to see the latest time pieces from different brands under the Timex store.

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