Monday, November 20, 2017

Traveling To Hong Kong With GoBear

My daughter and I traveled to Hong Kong recently. It was a spur-of-the-moment trip, no plan whatsover. The trip simply happened. And we did enjoy it especially our walking tour in Wan Chai.

Although we have a list of places we wanted to visit, I love getting lost- hahaha. I mean, its more fun that way and you get to discover a lot of new and exciting stuff. Read about our Exploring Wan Chai District experience.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Experience Northern Lights at Ayala Malls Vertis North

Something truly amazing is happening at Ayala Malls Vertis North as the festive and joyous light and sound show comes to the northern part of Metro Manila this year. The Vertis Northern Lights is an enchanting Christmas spectacle patterned after Makati's Festival of Lights.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Use GCash for A Hassle-Free Shopping at TriNoma Greenlight Sale

GCash #GDay offers an early Christmas treat at TriNoma Greenlight Sale from November 18 to 19, 2018. And not only that, GCash loyal customers who will use the GCash App to shop will enjoy a treat of up to P500 cashback.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

VISITA IGLESIA: St. John's Cathedral Central Hong Kong

St. John's Cathedral or The Cathedral Church of St. John The Evangelist along Garden Road in Central Hong Kong has the distinction of being the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. It is steeped in history and has stood witness to a lot of changes since its establishment in 1849

Promil 4: Nurturing A Child’s Gift

Promil 4 in partnership with the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE), recently held a Learning Workshop that highlights experts in the field of Developmental Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Obstetrics, Health & Wellness, and Nutrition. This year’s theme which also coincides with the Gifted Awareness Month is “Shaping the Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats.” 

You Can Now Use Beep Card at Robinsons Movieworld

Beep Card is leveling-up the game by partnering with Robinsons Movieworld. Movie addicts can now use their Beep Card to pay for their movie tickets which is available in Robinsons Movieworld Galleria in Ortigas, Robinsons Manila, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Metro East and Robinsons Forum. 

GCash Revolutionizes Shopping at Ayala Malls

GCash recently joined forces with Ant Financial and Ayala Corporation to add more excitement to the digitized lives of Filipinos. Shopping at Ayala Malls is now made more convenient thanks to electronic payments via GCash.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

PMAP's Game of Marketing

You Are Invited to the First UnConference in Asia and the Philippines, the Game of Marketing happening on November 27 & 28 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. This first ever UnConference is brought to you by the Philippine Marketing Association who has successfully launched the Fifty Shades of Marketing in 2015.

Petron's Pagani Automobili Hypercar Collection

Petron launched its much-awaited Pagani Hypercar Collection that will definitely make any car enthusiast happy. The Petron Pagani Automobili Hypercar Collection is a 1:32 die cast model, with push button doors so that it will swing open, and closing it makes the car accelerates. How cool!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fast and Secure Way to Pay Bills via GCash Messenger

Paying bills at the store, the mall, or even payment centers can really test one's patience especially for most of us who schedule to pay bills only after receiving salary which usually fall on the 15th or 30th day of the month. You can just imagine the line! My bank suggested that I enroll my bills via auto-debit but I am not comfortable with it since I only have one bill with the same monthly amount while my other bills such as water and electric bill tends to vary based on monthly consumption. Then there's also the suggestion that pay the bills via online banking but since I've been hearing stories about bank accounts being hacked, I am quite hesitant to try it.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Addressing Infertility Issues in The New Millennia

I've been hearing a lot of stories about couples who have a hard time conceiving and stories of couples who have undergone medical procedures just to have a baby/babies. There are also relatives and friends who also encountered difficulty in conceiving and sought medical help. And for married couples who doesn't have a child, it can bring emotional turmoil and create a wound in the relationship. Even our society is not sympathetic to the plight of childless couples and is wont to make tasteless remarks or jokes about it.

Dennis and Maureen Basilio with their children.

Luckily, there are now a lot medical solutions and choices such as IVF which is getting quite popular because of its success rate. And one such story about IVF is that of Dennis and Maureen Basilio.

The couple had a hard time conceiving for more than a decade since they got married and the pressure of having a child was so great that they entertained the idea of IVF after 14 years. It was not an easy path for them because they have to raise funds for the procedure and being a business tandem, it means that Maureen will have to take a complete rest. The first time was not a success since she insisted that she join her husband at work so that she can help raise of the IVF funds. After that incident, Dennis really made sure that she rested. They were blessed with two adorable kids who are amongst the numerous children borne via IVF. 

Thru IVF, Merck Philippines has been continuously advocating IVF and other medical research that will help couples achieve their dreams of having a conplete family. 

Aside from IVF, Merck Philippines is also giving support to the Egg Freezing research which was by the way already available in the Philippines. This Egg Freezing option is for young women who has visions of enjoying their careers first before settling down for family life. The eggs of a female person are then harvested and frozen and kept in specialized laboratories in the metro. It was explained that as a woman age, the quality and number of eggs diminishes. 

Merck Philippines recently had an interesting afternoon wherein IVF and Egg Freezing was discussed and explained by medical experts. Also in attendance are interested couples and women. Stay tuned for more details. 

Lost In Hong Kong: Exploring Wan Chai District

Wan Chai district in Hong Kong is a commercial area with lots of offices, hotels, parks, and of course, the famous Hong Kong International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Power Mac's Sync Sessions 2017

A night of music featuring Sync Sessions, an audio-digital crossover music fest. And this year's Power Mac Center's Sync Sessions features 12 bands and artists that will showcase their music style using Apple devices and accessories.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Philippine hotels vie for coveted Condé Nast Johansens Awards 2018

The Discovery Leisure Company is thrilled to announce that its two signature hotels, Discovery Shores Boracay and Discovery Primea Makati, made it to the shortlist of the Condé Nast Johansens 2018 Awards for Excellence. Fans of the two well-loved hotels have one last chance to vote until Thursday, 19 October 2017.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Its A Pink October! Breast Cancer Awareness Month at ManilaMed

Everything turns pink every October as it is known as the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Research shows that breast cancer is one of the top health concerns of women in the country. However, breast cancer can easily be prevented thru proper check-ups.

Cebu Pacific Introduces The CEB Customer Command Center to the Media

Cebu Pacific recently unveils its Customer Command Center and invited some media guests for a quick tour of the CEB Customer Command Center. CEB is also among the first airlines in Asia to invest in an integrated facility and technology for social intelligence and customer engagement.

BlueWater Day Spa Celebrates Wellness with Its Latest Lineup of Ambassadors

Every one is very busy nowadays, from kids to adults. There are so many different responsibilities that people have to do every day so it is of prime importance not to neglect one’s self in the process. We must find time to relax, and be kind to ourselves no matter how generous we work for others because at the end of the day, health is more important than wealth.

Combating Infertility in The 21st Century

For some married couples, the pain of not having children can really take a toll on the relationship. I've known some couples who have been childless for decades (unless they have strong faith) that they eventually lived their own lives even if they stayed married. And our family and friends also doesn't really help much especially with remarks of "Bakit wala pa kayong anak?" (Why don't you have children yet?)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Men Do The Laundry With Ariel #JuanWash

In the Philippines, or I guess it most countries as well, household chores is usually relegated to the womenfolk. However, as the years go by, men are now also keen to do the laundry. Of course, technology plays a big role in this mindset shift especially if you own a state-of-art washing machine.

Ariel recognizes this new manly chore by rolling out the #JuanWash campaign that is specifically intended for men to help their wives when it comes to doing household chores, and of course- the laundry.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Globe At Home: A Game Changer In Redefining Digital Experience

Research shows that more than 80% of households in the Philippines still has no access to a home broadband. Aside from that, there are still some places wherein internet access is next to impossible. But Globe At Home is going to change that because having an internet at home is now more accessible for everyone, and it is affordable as well.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Hubby and I just marked a milestone in our relationship by celebrating our anniversary as a couple yesterday. Reminiscing about "how it all began" makes me feel like a teenager again, all lovey-dovey! Hahaha

Visa's Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog: An Interactive Play About Financial Literacy

Visa Philippines, in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the Tanghalang Pilipino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), has recently launched Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog, an interactive play about financial literacy that is specially intended for teens.

The play is about the challenges faced by Gwyneth, a teenager who is torn between "want" and "need." She is challenged to make decisions when it comes to handling her finances.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Power Mac Center's Cinemansanas 2017 Awards

Power Mac Center recently awarded "Cinemansanas" to brilliant filmmakers who showed their digital prowess using iPhone as a digital tool to create short films.

This year's competition has two categories: (1) "Do you have a minute," open to everyone who can create a 60-second film; and (2) Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza, exclusive to attendees of international award-winner director Brillante Mendoza's training sessions.

"Cinemansanas is Power Mac Center's way of showcasing the brilliance of Filipino filmmakers. We want to show through technology, they can create a new way of presenting ideas and making their voices heard. We hope it will open doors for them to pursue their passion and push the industry further," said Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.

A total of 12 films made it to the finals of "Do you have a minute?" category and all 21 finalists of Brillante Mendoza's masterclass were screened at the movie premiere held at the SM Mall of Asia cinema.

Judges for the Cinemansanas Awards are: Brillante Mendoza, Yam Laranas, Ricky Lee, and J. E. Tiglao who helped determine the films deserving for Cinemansanas Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards.

Following is the full list of winners for Cinemansanas 2017:
“Do you have a minute?”
  • Gold Award
Prize: Php 10,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack

  • Platinum Award
Prize: Php 20,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack

  • Diamond Award
Prize: iPad Pro 12.9” + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack

Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza
  • Brillante Mendoza Citation Award

  • Power Mac Center Citation Award

  • Gold Award
Prize: Php 30,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + Wacom Intuos Draw Medium

  • Platinum Award
Prize: Php 40,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + BOSE Soundlink Color II

  • Diamond Award
Prize: MacBook Pro 13” Retina + 4TB SEAGATE Back Up Plus

Apart from the awarding ceremony, the Cinemansanas Movie Premiere also screened the winning film of Rebelde Film Camp Year 4, “Paparating Na Ang Bagyo” by Ephraim Kawit. Part of Kawit’s prizes is a scholarship to Mendoza’s Masterclass.
Completing the event was the much-awaited premiere of the Power Mac Center short film directed by Brillante Mendoza titled “Bitbit,” in celebration of the premier Apple reseller’s 23 glorious years in business.
Cinemansanas is part of the Pixelworx campaign, Power Mac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops by industry experts, trainings on creative apps, and an ultimate art challenge.

Cinemansanas 2017 was co-presented by Lacie, The Coop Idea, Philips, Bose, Panzer Glass, Zerotech, and Wacom. To view all the films, visit Power Mac Center on Facebook and Youtube.

Friday, September 29, 2017

16th Franchise & Business Expo at the World Trade Center

From September 29 to October 1, 2017, the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc., highlights AFFI@20: One with ASEAN, as this year's expo theme and will continue to empower entrepreneurs primarily thru informative seminars and on-the-day mentoring sessions from industry experts and successful business owners.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blue Water Day Spa Introduces Its Latest Endorsers

With today's busy lifestyle, every one longs for a healthy mind and body, and that is why its a treat to go to the spa and have a relaxing massage.

Blue Water Day Spa, one of the leading pampering and rejuvenation centers in the metropolis, aims to provide what your body and mind needs thru its wide range of spa services and treatments, and even cleansing facials and sculpting will help you in achieving a well-balanced state of well-being.

In line with this, Blue Water Day Spa is proud to present its latest roaster of ambassadors: Michelle Dee, Harry Morris, Fabio Ide, Ara Arida and Christian Bautista.

Marketplace by Rustan's Presents: The World of Wine Fair

From September 29 to October 1, 2017, Shangri-La Plaza's Grand Atrium will be transformed into a modern-day cellar as Marketplace by Rustan's presents The World of Wine Fair.

Premium wine selections from different regions around the world are highlighted as well as bringing in the wine masters coming in from Australia, France, Spain, and Argentina. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Global Art Philippines 2017 National Art Competition

The Function Room 2 at SMX Aura in Taguig have been the hub of art and creativity last September 24, 2017 as Global Art Philippines held its annual Global Art National Competition.

Mercato Centrale is Now GCash App Friendly

Paying for your food at Mercato Centrale is now hassle-free as it recently launched its partnership with GCash, the leading mobile money service provider. The partnership aims to make food-tripping at Mercato Centrale convenient for customers with GCash account.

This latest feature from the GCash App makes paying for the items bought at Mercato Centrale easy. All one has to do is scan the QR code at the sellers booth, input the amount that you will pay and that's it. Paying is also fast and you need not worry about having enough change for your food item.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Lenovo launches an interactive pop-up store at SM Megamall's Fashion Hall to celebrate its latest campaign #CitizensofTMRW. The campaign encourages every one of all ages to experience the interactive exhibit such as a tablet that projects, a keyboard that disappears, a laptop that changes form, a workstation that you can hold in the palm of your hand, among many others.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lost in Siem Reap: Exploring Siem Reap and Ancient Angkor

I wouldn't have dreamt of going to Siem Reap had it not been for a friend who insisted that we go there but for some unforseen reason, she wasn't able to make the trip. But I and another friend had the best time in Siem Reap.

Of course, prior to our trip, I did a lot of research about the place especially the temples and the famous Angkor Wat.

GADGET REVIEW: ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie

This is the era of selfies and mobile phone companies are battling it out when it comes to selfie camera feature. And just recently, ASUS launched its latest Zenfone 4 Selfie. Just a recap though, this is not the first selfie phone of ASUS, it all began with Zenfone Selfie. Read more here-- Zenfone Selfie.

So here's a peek at ASUS's latest selfie phone, the Zenfone 4 Selfie:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Exciting Surprises Awaits Globe Customers on 09.17

917 Day is a special day for Globe because it is its first and most iconic mobile prefix. So every year during September 17 (9.17) is really a special day for Globe. But this year is doubly special because September 2017 (9.17) and we all know that this date only happens once in this millennium. And for the whole month of 9.17, Globe Rewards launches its biggest line-up of partners for all customers to enjoy the treats that includes some of the best names in dining, shopping, travel, and entertainment.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Acer Philippines Launches Ryzen 7 GX-281

Acer partners with semiconductor AMD to launch the Acer GX-281, the first pre-assembled CPU in the country powered by AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 7 processor. The partnership aims to provide a high-quality tool for technology at an affordable price.

PLDT-Smart Foundation Marks Its 10th Year of Gabay Guro

Its that time of the year again when PLDT-Smart Foundation gives a special treat to teachers in its Gabay Guro celebration. Now on its 10th year, Gabay Guro grew from humble beginnings through the support and advocacy of the members of PLDT-Smart Foundation, and until other companies and brands joined in.

As we all know, teachers are one of the most bypassed figures in our lives although they have really played an important roles in shaping our minds.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Own Your Dream Car Thru RCBC Savings Bank's Consumer Loans


Everyone dreams of having a car and it is a great investment after all especially if you live in the city where having your own car doesn't just bring you comfort but convenience as well. So what's your dream car? A sedan, SUV, or a hatchback?

Celebrate Football with OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone

Celebrating one of the most popular and loved football clubs in the world-- the FC Barcelona or Barca, OPPO, the top international smartphone brand created the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone. O-Fans can get a rare opportunity to win one (1) out of the three (3) units in the Philippines through a Facebook fan page giveaway.

The OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition smartphone carries special Barca Red color with unique gold accent. Making the limited edition smartphone more special is the official logo of the FC Barcelona made of real 18 carat gold with the print ‘FC Barcelona Official Partner’ underneath.

Aside from the phone, the packaging is also made more special with a matte finish box and premium case with laser engraved signatures of today’s formidable football players.
Despite not being officially sold in the Philippines, OPPO Philippines gives Filipino fans the chance to win the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone by simply visiting the OPPO Philippines Facebook page via and follow the mechanics. A total of three limited edition smartphones will be given away this September 2017.

OPPO continues to push the boundaries beyond a smartphone brand and continues to touch customers through their passion points such as sports. In the Philippines, OPPO is part of the 2017 OPPO-PBA Governor’s Cup, the biggest and premiere basketball tournament in the country. Gilas Pilipinas, the country’s official men's national basketball team has also been supported by OPPO in their recent tournament in the South East Asian Games 2017.

Globe myBusiness and Mercato Centrale Launches Restaurant Business Network

Globe myBusiness Launches Restaurant Business Network in partnership with Mercato Centrale. The Restaurant Business Network is the first restaurant and cafe specific business ecosystem designed to provide relevant to companies in the food industries.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cosplay Competition at The 38th Manila International Book Fair

Time to channel your favorite book character and join in on the cosplay competition at The 38th Manila International Book Fair. Aptly titled Fandom Fest, this cosplay competition gives importance to Filipino book character on its Pinoy Cosplay, which will be on September 16, 2017. Competition starts at 6:30pm. Then on September 17, the highlight is on Western Cosplay, and competition begins at 5:30pm.

Vivo Ranks Among Top 5 Mobile Phone Worldwide

Vivo has been steadily making its presence felt since it was introduced in the Philippines for more than a year now. The brand has been very competitive on the mobile phone scene because of its great features and its affordability.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

VISITA IGLESIA: Our Lady of Monserrat Abbey

This is actually a chapel of San Beda College. If you are not familiar with the universities in Mendiola area, you won't really know that there's a chapel / church along Mendiola because it looks like a school building from the outside.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition launched, available at 0% installments via Home Credit

The long wait is over as the all-new OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition is now available in the Philippines. The limited edition smartphone was officially launched during the opening of the SM Aura OPPO Concept Store last August 12, 2017.
OPPO fans who have been eagerly anticipating the release of this model are in for an additional treat, as the OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition, priced at P15,990, is also available at 0% installments through Home Credit Philippines! All customers need to do is present two valid IDs to the Home Credit sales associate in the store, and wait for just a few minutes to get approved for their loan application. The promo is part of OPPO’s Selfie Supreme campaign with Home Credit, where OPPO’s most in demand models can be availed through very affordable 0% interest monthly payments in participating stores across the country.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Rustan's Supermarket Goodness Gang Body Squad: Collect 'Em All

Rustan's Supermarket has a wide array of grocery choices and lots of yummy finds but it also aims to promote healthy eating amongst kids especially with its fresh selections of fruits and vegetables. And as a special treat for kids, it welcomes the return of the Goodness Gang, the Body Squad Edition.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Bengal Brew: A Cat Cafe in The Metro

Are you an ailurophile? If yes, then you will have a fantastic time at Bengal Brew Cat Cafe at the Manhattan Parkview in Araneta Center. This is one of the first cat cafe to open in Metro Manila last year and since its opening day, tons of cat lovers have already visited the place.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hotel Rising: Seda Vertis North

Seda Vertis North, a hotel with more than 400 rooms and ballroom that's perfect for banquets and conventions recently opened at the AyalaLand business and commercial district in Diliman, Quezon City. The homegrown hotel was designed as the premier and biggest hotel that will cater to travelers in the northern part of the city.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fuji Xerox Philippines Introduces DocuCentre S2110

Fuji Xerox Printer Channel Philippines just released the DocuCentre S2110, the latest addition to the DocuCentre S series of monochrome multifunction devices for the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) market in the Asia-Pacific region.

BGC' Seasons of Passions By Huawei and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC)

Huawei Philippines recently signed a partnership with Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) that launched "Seasons of Passions." Seasons of Passions is BGC's biggest festivity for the whoe community that promotes diverse passions such as arts, food, and music. Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc., will showcase two video products- VidPlus and Clipz.

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