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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Its Ready, Set Seoul with RCBC MyDebit Mastercard

RCBC recently launched the MyDebit Mastercard. This MyDebitcard Mastercard is a convenient way of doing transactions such as paying for groceries or shopping. This is a secure cashless transaction that you can now use at over 38 million shops worldwide. The RCBC MyDebit card is linked to your deposit or payroll account and comes with the benefits of a Mastercard.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Urban Filipino Home Exhibit at The Shangri-La Plaza

Living spaces nowadays are much more personalized than it is years ago. Nowadays, a person's living space is a reflection of who he/she is.

This is mostly true with those who dwell in the city. Instead of having a traditional design set-up, homes nowadays adapt to each person's lifestyle.

Shangri-La Plaza, one of the country's premier shopping destination recently launched Urban Filipino Home. The exhibit highlights the creativity and lifestyle of personalities from different field. Their living spaces are infused with what they are passionate about. Urban Filipino Home runs from August 15 to 23, 2017 at the Main Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Art of Being A Work-At-Home-Mom

Gone are the days when the mom usually stays at home while the dad goes to the office to work. Nowadays, both parents are working so that they can provide better for the family. But in some instances, there are moms who gets lucky to find work that doesn't require them to go to the office. The perks of course, is being able to be with her child 24/7 although it can be quite challenging when it comes to time management since the mom needs to do her work at home and at the same time look after the kids and her family.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cheese Festival at The Marketplace and Rustan's Supermarket

"Age is not important unless you're a cheese."
- Helen Hayes

Cheese is an essential ingredient in many dishes from appetizer to soup, main course, and even dessert. It is one of the universal food that is enjoyed by everyone. There are many varieties and categories of cheeses and most of them even as daunting names and comes from unfamiliar territories but delicious and intoxicating (especially those aged cheese) nonetheless.

The Marketplace and Rustan's Supermarket, a trusted hub when it comes to premium food items from around the globe highlights Fete du Fromage (Festival of Cheese) from August 11 to 20, 2017. There's a wide array of top quality imported cheeses to choose from with up to a discounted price of 30% off. This is the perfect opportunity to indulge or simply get acquainted with different cheese.

Hop Inn Makati Avenue Opens Its Doors to Travelers

Hop Inn Hotel, a Thailand-based chain of hotels just opened its second branch in Makati City. This was just after a couple of month when the first Hop Inn Hotel opened in the country.

Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue is a budget-friendly hotel that is strategically-located near Makati's Central Business District. This is the perfect hotel for business and leisure travelers who wants to enjoy the nightlife and the shopping hub that is Makati City. Guests has the option to take a short cab ride to the malls or can even take a walk.

Pop Tops Fruit Juice: Healthy and Great Tasting Juice for Kids

Finding the perfect snack for kids is the common dilemma of most moms that I know. Aside from making sure that kids will eat the snack, it should be healthy and taste great, too. I mean, some kids I know are very picky when it comes to snack and the beverage that goes with it.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cebu Pacific Introduces A Mouthwateringly Array of New Inflight Menu

Cebu Pacific recently introduced to the media its mouthwatering choices of new inflight menu. As we all know, the food being served in budget airlines are not that appetizing. But Cebu Pacific has been reinventing itself, not only with new travel routes and exciting airfare promos, but now with its new inflight menu.

Globe Inaugurates the SEA-US Cable System; Connecting Davao to US for Internet Connectivity

In a historic inauguration of Globe SEA-US Cable System that connects the Philippines via Davao to the US for an enhanced internet connectivity. The $250M submarine cable system was built by a consortium of 7 international telecom companies that links five areas and territories that include: Davao (Philippines), Manado (Indonesia), Piti (Guam), Oahu (Hawaii, USA), and Los Angeles (California, USA).

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Star Magic OPPO All-Star Game on August 13

Kapamilya heartthrobs Daniel Padilla and Gerald Anderson leads Star Magic OPPO All-Star basketball game at the Araneta Center on August 13, 2017. This is a partnership between OPPO and Star Magic to help promote sportsmanship and foster camaraderie amongst the Star Magic artists. And Filipinos love to watch basketball so this is really a treat not just for fans, but for OPPO loyal supporters are well.

Its a Ball Pit of Fun as Acer Philippines Celebrates "Acer Day!"

Acer Philippines celebrated "Acer Day" with a Ball Pit Party at the Glorietta Activity Center this week. The celebration coincided with the Acer Day grand launch which happened last August 3 globally.

"Be cool everyday." The venue was transformed to match the global look and theme and everyone really had a marvelous time playing or simply hanging-out in the ball pit area.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Azalea Residences: Where Azaleas Bloom All Year Round

My family and I never tire of going to Baguio. Maybe because of the cool mountain air and the scent of pine trees, and the Baguio locals who have become not just our friends but we've also been enfolded as part of their family. We always enjoy our stay in Baguio and has created a lot of happy memories.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Old Orchard Cranberry Juice: Tips On Having Healthy Kidneys

Kidneys are small two-bean shaped organ in the body but it has an important function such as expelling waste from the body, regulate the production of red blood cells, balance body fluids, and releases hormones that helps regulate blood pressure.

It may seem insignificant in size but with the kidneys' important role in the body, it deserves attention and care. According to research by the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Kidney Failure is the 7th leading cause of death among Filipinos and an estimated 30,000-40,000 patients undergo dialysis every year. Although kidney disease can't be cured, there are ways to preventing it from happening and that is by taking care of our urinary tract.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Commuters Can Now Enjoy NTC's EDSA Free Wifi Project

Commuting in EDSA can be a horrible experience especially if you are caught in traffic or find yourself queueing for the MRT. Most of the time, people are already hot-headed and tired when they reach their destinations, especially when they are already running late.

To ease the time spent waiting in traffic, people usually turn to their mobile phones to keep themselves busy and updated with the news, their friends, etc. And to help address this woes, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), along with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Metro Rail Transit Development Corp (MRT)., Light Rail Transit Authority, Light Rail Manila Corp., Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Manila Electric Co., Philippine Reclamation Authority, the local government units of Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, and Quezon City, A&A, PLDT- Smart, and Globe Telecom all joined hands to provide commuters with the EDSA Free Wifi Project.

speedtest conducted in along EDSA Makati

Friday, July 28, 2017


Join PBB sweethearts Cora Waddell and Luis Hontiveros in "Just The Strings," TV5's WATTPAD PRESENTS season ender. The story is based on the Wattpad novel by Beeyoch, and is one of the most-awaited TV adaptation this year.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mega Prime's Rainy Day Souprise with Marian Rivera

Nothing beats a bowl of warm soup on a rainy day and Filipinos really do love to pair their meals with soup. Soup is one of the most beloved comfort food and a hearty soup makes us think about our lola or mother, and all the other delicious home-cooked meals that we enjoy eating with the family.

The Global Filipino To Air on GMA7 Beginning July 30

More and more Filipinos are now making their marks in the international community and not only are they competitive but they have become successful in what they do- from diverse industries such as automotive, cinema, fashion, tech, these Filipinos have become international influencers in their own little (or big) way. 

Team MMPI has come up with a brand-new show, The Global Filipino, which will air on July 30 at 12:01mn on GMA7. The show tackles the inspiring life stories of world-class Filipinos who persevered and beat the odds and has made their marks in the international scene.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Power Mac Center Offers Protect Plus for your Apple Gadgets

Relying on service warranty alone is not enough when you buy gadgets nowadays. There are other factors involve that may not be covered by the brand's warranty clause. Luckily, you can now opt to have your newly Apple devices purchased at Power Mac Center insured for damages and other incidentals not covered by the usual warranty clause such as: water damage, cracked screen, theft, etc.

OPPO's Special Premier Night of Sarah Geronimo's "Finally Found Someone"

OPPO Philippines gave its full support to Sarah Geronimo's much-awaited romcom- "Finally Found Someone," at the special premier screening last July 24 in SM Megamall. Some lucky fans of Sarah Geronimo, along with media guests were treated to an exciting premier night where they not only get to watch the film, see Sarah Geronimo in person, but also get to win prizes from OPPO.

photo courtesy of Nicole Paler, 

Staying at Budget-friendly Karaksa Hotel in Japan

Japan has always been one of the top dream vacation place of Filipinos because it has a whole wide spectrum of things to enjoy such as cultural places, old and more architecture, food, shopping districts, and lots and lots of temples.

For some, going to Tokyo and visiting the famous Ginza District tops their list but there are also some who prefers to immerse themselves in Japan's zen-culture by opting to go to Kyoto.

Kyoto is a very picturesque place especially with its centuries-old castles, the Arashimaya Bamboo Forest, and shrines and pavilions. This place is also home to the lovely cherry blossom trees and geisha culture. But of course, it is always a pleasant travel experience if one can stay for several days or more so that one can really "feel" the place.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dona Elena Presents Origen Flamenco

Dona Elena, famed for its Mediterranean products like the Dona Elena Olive Oil which is one of the most popular brand in the Philippines recently presented Origen Flamenco Show at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit City, Makati. Origen is a famous Spanish dance group that performs intense flamenco.

RCBC Unveils "We Believe In You"

Rizal Banking Corporation is all set to conquer the millennia by unveiling its new corporate logo and the tagline, "We believe in you."

"This milestone signals the arrival of a more committed, refreshed and re-energized RCBC, that is ready to meet the demands of the ever-changing Philippine banking industry," said RCBC President and CEO Gil A. Buenaventura.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lost in Saigon: Exploring Ho Chi Minh's District 1

It was almost midnight when we arrived at our hotel in District 1 but we weren't able to explore until the following day. Ho Chi Minh City is differs greatly from Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur since most of the restaurants are already closed by 10 - 11pm. And even if our hotel is just several meters away from the famous Ben Tanh Market, the street was already dark.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

On Banking: How Safe Is Our Money?

A few months back, most of us suddenly found ourselves with zero bank balance or for some, with their savings / checking accounts ballooning to great proportions from a few thousands to millions of peso. I've read a lot of rants about it and even the bank seem to be at a loss until they were able to figure everything out and everything went back to normal.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Eugenio Lopez Center: A Hidden Gem in Antipolo City

City dwellers in Metro Manila longs for a perfect relaxation to de-stress or simply just get away from the city. However, that entails long hours of traveling outside Metro Manila or even a plane ride. For some though, having a hotel staycation is just as relaxing but that can be a bit expensive.

Luckily, there's Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo City and it is just on the outskirt of Metro Manila and has all the perfect amenities including a whole view of the metropolis.

Monday, June 26, 2017

VISITA IGLESIA: Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica or Notre Dame Cathedral was built in the late 1800s and is one of Ho Chi Minh's famous landmarks. It was built by the French colonists who had the materials shipped from France such as the red bricks which came from Marseilles.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

DC Go Skateboarding Day 2017

Skateboarding is continuously gaining popularity both as a sport and recreational hobby in the Philippines especially now that there are areas being built for that particular sport such as the Mountain Dew Skate Park in Circuit Makati. 

Coffee Project Hosted The Latte Art Throwdown

Just recently, 2014 World Barista Champion Hidenori Izaki was in Manila to judge the Latte Art Throwdown held at the Coffee Project in Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City. The event was sponsored by Allegro Beverage, Victoria Arduino espresso machines, Jolly Cow Fresh Milk, Lotus Biscoff, and Coffee Project.

Friday, June 23, 2017

TRAVEL: Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum used to be Gia Long Palace was built in the late 1800s and was designed by a French architect. The structure of this museum reminds me greatly of our very own National Museum.

Entrance fee to this museum is VND 20,000.00 if I'm not mistaken.

Globe Telecom Along with DICT Provide Free Mobile Services in Marawi City

Its been a month now since the war in Marawi City started and a lot of people has lost their homes and have been displaced. Most of them also are still trapped in the area and have limited means in contacting their family and love ones who are not in Marawi City. In line with this, Globe Telecom in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will provide for 15 days free text to all networks and free calls to Globe and TM so that the people of Marawi City and the AFP soldiers there can reconnect with their families.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Traveling with Gum Alive ToothPaste

I first heard about Gum Alive Toothpaste when I was invited for a special bloggers afternoon with the Philippine distributor of the toothpaste. It was a sort of an eye-opener for us since we've been given a background of some of the other toothpaste brands and of its chemical ingredients and how harmful it can be to our body if we happen to ingest the toothpaste.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Viva Manilena's Guide To Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak or Jatujak Weekend Market is one of Bangkok's famous places to experience food and shopping. This place is a haven for shoppingeras (bargain hunters) and foodies. Those who are traveling to Bangkok must not miss this place.

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