February 28, 2017

OPPO’s breakthrough 5x technology debuts at MWC

At the largest gathering of the smartphone industry held in Barcelona, Spain, mobile technology brand OPPO unveiled the world’s first periscope-style dual-camera technology for smartphones called the “5x Dual Camera Zoom.”  

The groundbreaking technology, which made its debut at the Mobile World Congress, is also the first-ever lossless 5x dual camera zoom that captures images of similar quality to snaps from digital cameras. 

Star Cruises reveals new travel opportunities in first ever Cruise Fair

Traveling is the newest and fastest growing trend as today’s tourism industries are further developing and traveling destinations all over the world become much accessible to the public. Now, more and more people are opening their doors to new travel opportunities whether it be local or abroad, by sea or by air.

From March 1 to 5, 2017 the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific, Star Cruises, is making its way to Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk to showcase the company’s newest travel offers and promos especially for this summer.

February 27, 2017

Converse Cons Pro Leather Sneakers: Low Profile Court Classic

Timeless court style for today's streets. The Converse Cons Pro Leather was launched in 1976, and it ruled and ran the court on the feet of future Hall of Famers. 

The Converse Cons Pro Leather LP Leather is a low-top take on a legendary basketball silhouette, whether you wear it to make a statement or just to have a classic look. This version features a leather upper and a lightweight, low-profile rubber cup sole that offers a more subtle look. There's also the Lunarlon insole, which adds necessary cushioning and comfort.

February 20, 2017

Philippines’ Next Top Model x OPPO Partnership

In a gala held at City of Dreams Manila, mobile technology brand OPPO announced that it will be a major sponsor of the Philippines’ Next Top Model (PNTM): High Street, the latest incarnation of the model search’s Philippine franchise.

America’s Next Top Model was a worldwide sensation that several countries had their own edition of the internationally renowned television contest. We are proud to be part of this show’s new Philippine edition,” said OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng. “Like the brand’s collaboration with the team behind America’s Next Top Model, we hope to be just as successful here in the country.”

“This is also an opportunity for us to show the other side of the OPPO brand which puts prime on fashion and lifestyle,” he added.

February 17, 2017

MILO Champ Moves: Viral Video Hit Sets Record in Asia-Pacific

The new MILO Champ Moves video has taken the internet by storm since its launch last November, as thousands join actor, singer, and dancer James Reid help #BeatEnergyGap. No less than Google took measure, as the video entered the Top 10 Most Watched Videos in the Asia-Pacific YouTube Ads Leaderboard the same month of release.

According to Google, the YouTube Ads Leaderboard showcases the most creative ads that people watch each month. The ads are analyzed to determine which ones resonated most with audiences and which ones performed best through a combination of popularity and promotion. To date, the new MILO Champ Moves video garnered over 14 million views, including countless of memes and fan videos posted across social media platforms.

February 16, 2017

Celebrities battle it out in Vivo Perfect Selfie Cup with stunning V5 Plus selfies

Here’s an exciting treat to selfie-loving netizens from Vivo, the top five premium global smartphone brand: the Vivo Perfect Selfie Cup, a fun and friendly competition aimed towards helping charity. 

Captivating selfies of ten local stars were recently posted in the Vivo Philippines Instagram account (@vivophil), captured with the brand’s newest flagship phone, the V5 Plus, equipped with the world’s first 20-megapixel dual front camera and the most advanced selfie technology to date. 

To join, netizens only have to follow @vivophil on Instagram and like their favorite V5 Plus entry, with every vote equivalent to a one peso donation to Habitat for Humanity Philippines, a non-profit housing organization tacking poverty by building and renovating homes for families in need (1 unique like = 1 peso). The celebrity with the highest number of votes wins the Perfect Selfie Cup.

February 15, 2017

Penshoppe Capital: Shopping Party and a Whole Lot More

The year 2017 is definitely something big for the international  casual wear brand Penshoppe. Opening the year with their biggest store in the Philippines to-date, Penshoppe gather a number of fashion and social media influencers as they share their newest store at UP Town Center in Quezon City dubbed as Penshoppe Capital.

As soon as it opened its doors last February 9, guests, fans and mall shoppers were treated to an chillaxing day filled with amazing apparels and merchandise from Penshoppe. A Shopping Party led by one of the country's top brand and hottest DJs, the opening of Penshoppe Capital is definite one fashion event that's filled with pure awesomeness.

I had a chance to explore the whole 800-square meter fashion haven here at UP Town Center. Featuring a more edgy yet minimalist layout, Penshoppe Capital is covered up with white walls, floors and ceiling. It has a giant LED screens that are playing the brand's latest campaign the features the international models Gigi Hadid, Lucky Blue Smith, Kendall Jenner, Sean O'Pry, Cameron Dallas, and Asian Superstars Mario Maurer and Sandara Park

Serving with Love

  • Waiters, bar staff, concierges put Valentine’s Day customers’ happiness before their own
  • 1 in 4 has helped a customer  pop the question, according to a new survey
  • But just as many end up rowing with loved ones about working on February 14
  • 1 in 3 has tried dodging Valentine shift – some even quitting their job 
  • In appreciation, Ford surprises a few unsung heroes with a dream date 

One in 4 waiters acting as modern day cupids, carrying trays instead of bows, have helped customers pop the question. But waiters usually miss out on Valentine’s Day dates themselves – and just as many row with partners about work.

February 14, 2017

Mall of Kitchens Holds 4th F&B Night

Mall of Kitchens (MOK) recently staged its 4th F & B Night that brought together its foreign suppliers, chefs, and executives from the F&B/Hospitality industry. The annual event was held in appreciation of MOK’s partnership with its customers and partners as well as way of celebrating their partnerships over the years.

Chef Paul Lenz, Executive Chef of Makati Shangri-la Hotel; Jenelyn Carlos,VP for Sales, Technolux; Denise Lee, Asia Sales Manager of Zieher; Daniel Menezes, Director of Regional Development, Eurochef and Ayra

Among the valued guests were from City of Dreams, Ayala Hotels, Makati Shangri-La, Oakwood, Makati Diamond, Max’s Group, and World Health Organization. Meanwhile, MOK principals who graced the occasion were Denise Lee of Zieher and Daniel Menezes of EuroChef.

February 13, 2017

Converse and Millie Bobby Brown Dive into Film

Our favorite Millie Bobby Brown from hit Netflix Series "Stranger Things" s ready to showcase the other side of her coolness as Converse debuts its Forever Chuck Scene videos with breakout actress, Millie Bobby Brown.

In celebration of the daring spirit of youth, Converse debuts the Forever Chuck, a digital and social media series exploring three core cultural scenes that made the Chuck Taylor iconic: film and TV, LA culture and style and the world of Fashion, high and low. 

Rex Smith Live at Estancia this February 15

Picture a most romantic post-Valentine’s Day evening at Estancia, a topnotch retail facility where you can find an array of fine international fashion brands and retailers. Estancia is nestled regally within Capitol Commons, a 10-hectare mixed-use development located along Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Blvd. in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The area used to be the Rizal Provincial Capitol.

Owing to Ortigas & Co.’s expertise in transforming some of the country’s most iconic places to destinations that provide unique experiences without losing their historical charm, Capitol Commons is poised to set a new standard for modern urban development. The benchmark has become all about a confluence of modern living spaces, office facilities, and commercial areas that showcase premium retail and entertainment options.   

Discover Delectable Valentine Offerings at Roberto's

As the love month rolls in, many are looking for places to spend time with their special someone, but Metro Manila traffic is proving to be a challenge as it eats out most of the people’s precious time. This year, escape the metro and visit the wonderful sights of the north to sample a delightful local favorite. 

RDF Feed, Livestock and Foods Inc. (RDFFLFI), the company behind Fresh Options meat shop, continues to churn out quality and innovative food offerings through Pampanga’s pride, Roberto’s

Located north of Metro Manila, Roberto’s is a Filipino-American fusion steakhouse that serves not only choice cuts of meat, but the freshest as RDFFLFI employs an efficient food production line where all meat cuts are strategically prepared according to the restaurant’s demands. 

Celebrate Love with everyone when you Say YES to MAY

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has always been a part of our annual celebrations, this is the time where we get all mushy and more affectionate. A customary idea of a Valentine’s celebration will include receiving flowers and chocolates and having fancy dinners, but for this year, step-up your game and make it different from before.

And with May Sparkling Juice, there’s something to suit every mood and situation!

4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

  1. For Couples. Rekindle the romance and plan for an adventure. Create a trail of clues and lead your date to your actual gift through a game like truth or dare. It’s not only exciting; it will also remind you of your relationship’s milestones. Toast to memorable fun times together and discover a rekindled love before the night ends.
  2. For Singles. Who says Valentine’s Day isn’t for you? Gather your single friends and create a movie garden! Prepare a ham and cheese platter, pop open that bottle of May Sparkling Juice, and play that romantic movie you’ve always wanted to watch. It might be chilly outside but you have warm bodies beside you to make you feel that being single is definitely alright.

February 12, 2017

How to take a perfect #NoFilter selfie with Vivo V5 Plus

‘Fess up, don’t most netizens cringe at the thought of taking selfies without a filter? Being able to take - and share - a #NoFilter selfie was something that remained elusive for most selfie lovers until top five premium global brand Vivo produced the perfect selfie phone - the Vivo V5 Plus. With its 20-megapixel dual front camera - the first in the world - taking selfies without filters is now possible.

Take the perfect #NoFilter selfies with the perfect selfie phone, Vivo V5 Plus, which features the world’s first dual 20-megapixel front camera.

February 10, 2017

Tinder Users ‘Swipe Right’ for Blind Dates in a Mustang

  • Ford Mustang blind date engages more than 1.5 million people on Tinder app
  • Special profile page promised those taking part “date you’ve been waiting for” 
  • Watch five lucky couples get to know each other through questions about “belfies” and tattoos

Feel the Magic of Love at Enchanted Kingdom

The Philippines’ premiere theme park has long been a popular date destination for couples who want to enjoy and experience a special moment that is out of the ordinary. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Enchanted Kingdom (EK) offers a twist to your romantic evenings as it offers enchanting choices of unique experiences for couples and group dates.

February 09, 2017

Chef Donita Rose shares her Jolly Heart Mate recipes at the Sinulog Festival 2017

The rewarding experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos, and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil ambassador Chef Donita Rose happily shares her passion in cooking at the last stop of her Regional Festival Tour in the Sinulog Festival.

Celebrating through colorful dance rituals and processions to recall the Filipino’s paganism and the recognition of their Christianity, Sinulog became one of the grandest and most renowned festival in the country that is being held every third Sunday of January. And to add more colors to the festival in Cebu, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is proud to bring Chef Donita Rose for a live cooking demo show during the hype of the festival.

February 08, 2017

Wheatgrass Easy Pha-max Introduces Lemon Flavor

You’ve probably loved the idea of lemon infused in your water for its bunch of health benefits. But with wheatgrass and lemon combined into one, you’re likely to get hooked for its zesty taste and double dose of detoxification and weight loss benefits. 

Containing three grams of lemon and 2 grams of wheatgrass, Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Lemon is only 14.4 calories, 3.02 grams carbohydrates, and 0.39 grams protein. Much more, lemon is not only a nutrition-packed source of vitamin C, it also happens to be a rich source of potassium, magnesium, B-vitamins, copper, fiber, folate and Vitamin E. 

February 07, 2017

‘Gregorio Del Pilar’ Short Film, ‘Luna Spin-Off’ To Be Released With “I’m Drunk, I Love You.”

Filipino moviegoers are in for a treat. This coming February 15, fans and followers of the blockbuster biopic "Heneral Luna" are going to see a short film spinoff that serves as a bridge to the upcoming feature “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral," the second installment of Jerrold Tarog's historical trilogy. The short film entitled “Angelito” is being theatrically released exclusively with the offbeat romantic-comedy “I’m Drunk, I Love You.”

Screen capture from the movie Heneral Luna (2015).

“Angelito” is a 20-minute movie that tells the story of Antonio Luna’s aides-de-camp Jose and Manuel Bernal right after Luna’s assassination. According to director Jerrold Tarog, this is a fictional tale loosely inspired by real events.

Image from Official Facebook Page of Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral

Mineralized Your Life with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water

After the festivities, it’s time to focus on fitness and wellness. Since Gerolsteiner Sparkling Water does more than just hydrating and refueling your body, why not add this refreshing aid that helps fight off the bloat, constipation, and may even improve indigestion?

Unknown to many, Germany’s Volcanic Eifel where Gerolsteiner originates from is of unique geological character that produces highest quality of mineral water coming from the special combination of carbonic acid and prehistoric volcanic activity. Interestingly, this special mélange of minerals and trace elements produces a naturally smooth taste that helps to neutralize the body’s acidity. The best part? One liter of Gerolsteiner Sparkling provides more than 1/3 of the daily calcium requirement (108 mg). 

#ConversePHxChuckIIGum: The Must-Have Converse Chuck Taylor All Star This Season

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum is the sequel to the classic All Star sneaker. It mixes things up with gum rubber soles instead of a regular rubber. With the same grip and durability as the classic Chuck II rubber, this sneaker also shares the Lunarlon insole, allowing for all-day comfort. 

Highlights of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum also include premium canvas upper, gum rubber sidewall and toecap and a padded non-slip tongue.

This is a Chuck that's been re-designed with your comfort in mind. We like to think that's a good thing.

HOOQ Hangouts Welcomes the Year of the Fire Rooster with Mano Po 7: Chinoy

Welcoming Year of the Fire Rooster couldn't be more fitting and fiery for HOOQ, Asia’s largest video on demand service, as it presents a free screening of Mano Po 7: Chinoy at the Globe Iconic Store – BGC Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City last Saturday, February 4.

Starring a star-studded ensemble cast led by Richard Yap, Jessy Mendiola, Enchong Dee and Jake Cuenca, Mano Po 7: Chinoy also features the acting prowess of Jean Garcia, Eric Quizon, Kean Cipriano, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel

This is the first time that HOOQ is releasing a fresh-out-of-the-cinema film, since Mano Po 7 was released in cinemas last December 2016.

HOOQ Hangouts, presented by Globe Live in cooperation with Samsung, is a series of outdoor screening events that showcases HOOQ’s vast library of carefully curated content. 

February 06, 2017

Jolly Cow: Official Milk to the 2017 Philippine Coffee Championships

Jolly Cow Fresh Milk, the milk loved  by the whole family for its deliciously creamy taste, is proud to announce its participation as the Official Milk Sponsor to the 2017 Philippine Coffee.

Championships – the battle royale of competitive coffee making in the country. The Philippine Coffee Championships will take place on March 2 to 4, 2017 at Hall A of the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, and will run concurrent to the Philippine Restaurant, Café & Bar Expo, the premiere sourcing event dedicated to the business of restaurant, café and bar. 

#ConversePHxCareDivas: Converse Philippines Supports the Return of Care Divas Onstage

After witnessing another Pinoy masterpiece last weekend at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), I keep remembering the line Eugene Domingo once said in her latest movie "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2" - "Kapag may bakla masaya. Masaya kapag may bakla."

"Care Divas" is not just another gay-playing stage show. There's more to it than just five gays portraying the lives of our Overseas Filipino Workers in Israel. There's more to it than just five gays dressed in these glamorous outfits, singing the gayest song ever and teasing everyone with their funny antics and out-of-this-world punchlines. "Care Divas" is a story of every Filipino family, of our nation, of ourselves.

Starring a powerhouse ensemble of seasoned PETA actors including Ron Alfonso, Eko Baquial, Jason Barcial, Joan Bugcat, Buddy Caramat, Vince De Jesus, Eric Dela Cruz, Gio Gahol, Melvin Lee, Joseph Madriaga, Dudz Teraña, and Gold Villar, Care Divas also includes guest actors Ophir Burton, Ricci Chan, Red Concepcion, Jef Flores, Paul Holme, Sherry Lara, Thou Reyes, Leo Rialp, and Myke Salomon as it makes its comeback this February to kick-start its 50th season program.

February 03, 2017

Meet the 6 New FUJIFILM Mirrorless Cameras

Fujifilm Corporation boosted up everyone's mirrorless experience with the release of 6 new mirrorless cameras including the promising Medium Format FUJIFILM GFX 50S. Shared at the Glorietta Activity Center during the Photoworld Asia 2017, Fujifilm is making January 28 a lot special to match the success of the X-A2, X-T1 an X-T10 in the Philippines. Fujifilm willingly continues to define and bring cutting edge camera technology in the market and bids these as the next ones to enjoy!


Don't be fooled by its size because even if it's compact and lightweight, this model promises to deliver the same outstanding picture quality as with its predecessors. With FUJIFILM's 80 year experience in refining its color-reproduction technology, you'll easily get that premium image quality that the X Series cameras always deliver. 

February 02, 2017

Welcoming the Year of the Fire Rooster at Jinjiang Inn - Ortigas

More than just feasting on sumptuous Chinese meals, for me, Chinese New Year celebration is a celebration of friendship - old and new. And this year, instead of welcoming the Year of the Fire Rooster in one of the oldest Chinatown in the world - Binondo, Manila - I celebrated this momentous day with some old and new friends in of the newest boutique business hotel at the heart of Ortigas Business District, the Jinjiang Inn - Ortigas.

A three-star full serviced hotel with 95 spacious rooms and suites complete with basic necessities and modern comforts, such as strong Wi-Fi, clean and comfortable beds, and straightforward service that gives value to the money and need of its guests, Jinjiang Inn Ortigas hosted a Chinese New Year's feast for some of its bloggers, media and invited friends.

February 01, 2017

Book Launch: Broken Mirror by Aurora Teo Mei Ling and Coylee Gamboa

Being the faithful person that I am, learning or hearing stories of a man or a woman cheating on their wife or husband or partners is one act I could not fathom. With a relationship built on the foundation of love, trust and faith, how could one person easily get attached to another person despite of the promises and vows they made for their partners.

If change is really here – then, it is definitely something we should be scared of.

Last January 27, Friday, at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel in Manila City, while the whole Filipino-Chinese Community in the country and in the world, are busy preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year, a book launch happened spearheaded by its authors, Miss Coylee Gamboa and Aurora Teo Mei Ling.

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