8/21/2017

#CokeStudioPHRoadShow held at SM City Pampanga



Last August 12, 2017, Saturday, I attended #CokeStudioPHRoadShow held at SM City Pampanga Ampitheater. Where in OPM band like Moonstar 88 with Jensen & The Flips will took the stage on their never-before-seen performance and this will only happen in SM City Pampanga, considered at the longest mall in the country where good food, nice stuff, fun and entertainment…everything is here!
Moonstar 88 hitsong are "Todo Combo", "Tadhana", and "Migraine" while ensen & The Flips The band is best known for its debut album Honeymoon (2015) with their carrier single "Slow" 

Before the music party started, people from all walks of life can enjoy exciting activities prepared by Coca-Cola, the number 1 brand of soda in the world. They can capture and take home their special #CokeStudioPH moments with Studio Shots.  By just presenting a TWO (2) Coca-Cola caps/crown, they can have their photo taken and printed out, Coke Studio Style!


Got my photo to print-out!

They can also get and make their own limited edition personalized Coca-Cola bottle by presenting TEN (10) caps/crown.





My name has been print-out on the label of my Coke!


Want to record your music recording?Yes, it's possible and they will send you the video through email.


A Coca-Cola can shaped recording studio where you can record your singing!

 While they taste the sounds of Pinoy music, the crowd can have some photo ops inside the venue, chillax with friends and of course enjoy their cold Coke samples.


Overflowing of cold Coca-Cola was given away during the event.


The crowd can chilaxed in the set-up table and chairs .

At around 7pm, screaming crowd witnessed an alternative pop rock and soul combine performances of Moonstar 88 with Jensen & The Flips.






The #CokeStudioPampanga is indeed a blast. There are series of #CokeStudioPHRoadShow nationwide so check their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CocaColaPhilippines/ for more updates! You may also subscribe to their Youtube channel so you can watched OPM band performances youtube.com/CokeStudioPH.



*some photo credits to Ms. Thewata Hernadez


8/15/2017

S&R Pizza gets widest delivery coverage in NCR with foodpanda

Giant S&R Pizza 

No cover ups. No frills. Just a bigger and better promise of the good old, cheesy and giant S&R Pizza delivering to most parts of Metro manila. 



Yes, we’ve heard it before, the long lines are making you drool over your favorite S&R New York Style Pizza even more. And though it is definitely worth the wait, some of us may not just have the time and especially the patience to do it. Fret no more because S&R recently joined the long list of foodpanda’s restaurant partners making their in demand, enormous pizzas available even in the farthest corners of the Metro. 


You definitely need no membership card to get ahold of the most coveted comfort food in town, just download the app or visit foodpanda Philippines’ website and click away! You can choose from four different flavors: Pizza Combo Whole which has pepperoni, beef, green bell pepper, onions, olives, and a whole lot of cheese!, Pizza Garlic Shrimp ​with generous sprinkles of shrimps over loads and loads of cheese, enticing polka-dotted pizza dough called Pizza Pepperoni, and if you are a die hard cheese fan, you can indulge with their Pizza Cheese Whole. 

S&R Fried Chicken

Complementing their pizza line are other comfort food items like S&R Fried Chicken, Cheeseburger, Pure Beef Hotdog Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Salad, and French Fries. ​S&R may be the Holy Grail for bulk-buying grocery items but it’s slowly proving to be more than just that. The membership-shopping club’s food court is the favorite aspect of the warehouse for many shoppers. In addition to the great low price, S&R New York Style Pizza’s also known for their enormous servings. From their tasty FS Pure Beef Hotdog to their cheesy 18” Combo Pizza, it’s definitely a great deal. Thank heavens they’r now in foodpanda. 


foodpanda, #YourFoodDeliveryApp, is one of the world’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform that enables restaurants to become visible to mobile app and web users. It is headquartered in Berlin (Germany) and powered by tech giant Delivery Hero. The foodpanda app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Its interface offer convenience and extensive food options to busy and hungry customers. foodpanda entered the Philippine market in 2014 and now partnered with nearly 2000 restaurants to provide unprecedented access to great food options in key cities and urban centers. 

For more details, visit:
 Website: www.foodpanda.ph 
or download the app to order



8/12/2017

You can shine just like Elisse Joson with Fiona Cologne

Elisse Joson as the new ambassador of Fiona Cologne

Popular actress and influencer, Elisse Joson, is at the top of her game. Only 16 when she joined the crazy world of show business, she’s proven to have staying power after having been given roles in daytime and primetime TV series and even movies. Her big breakthrough came as the star in a recent series of ads for a popular fast food chain and she’s currently starring in Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN, opposite Mccoy De Leon, her rumored suitor. Just in the past two years, their team up has been nominated in five different award giving bodies, winning in four of them.
Elisse is just taking it all in stride. “I’ve been so busy and I’m really grateful for all the blessings. But I’m also my own worst critic. I experienced bullying in high school so words really have an impact on me,” she reveals. So she’s happy to partner with a brand like Fiona Cologne that aims to empower girls like her.
Fiona Cologne, with its charming and attractive scents, brings out the fun and beautiful in everyone and will naturally make its wearer shine in the spotlight. Elisse is the perfect choice for Fiona Cologne. She’s obviously very beautiful but she’s also effortlessly fun and has a quirky charm, making her positively magnetic.
Elisse admits being a fan of Fiona’s line up of scents ever since.  “There’s definitely a scent for all kinds of personalities. One of my favorites is Rosy Red, it’s my go-to everyday scent!” Elisse declares. She enjoins her fans to try Fiona Cologne so they can be just as confident as her, attracting compliments wherever she goes.
Fiona Colognes are now available in supermarkets, groceries, and drugstores nationwide.

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8/07/2017

Maxicare celebrates 30 years of bringing the finest healthcare within reach

Maxicare, Premier Healthcare Provider in the Philippines


Maxicare, one of the leading healthcare services in the Philippines, recently celebrated its 

30th anniversary dinner at The Conservatory, The Peninsula Manila in Makati. In 

attendance were (from L-R) Maxicare’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Christian 

Argos; Maxicare Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto ‘Bobby’ Macasaet Jr.; Maxicare 

Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dr. Roberto Macasaet Sr.; and, Equicom Group’s 

Chairman Mr. Antonio Go.



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8/06/2017

Doraemon: “I’m Your Hero”

Have you ever encountered the following experiences? You have been constantly belittled and humiliated by so-called friends; your self-esteem is totally shot because of their taunts. Or you are minding your business but some kids in your neighborhood enjoy making fun of you, even physical hurting you sometimes. You try to find comfort at home but your parents don’t listen and scold you about waking up late and not cleaning your room. Then again, maybe you are already working and your officemates don’t like you; you are their favorite subject to gossip about, spreading malicious lies about you. There are many other dark and negative situations that you may be going through at this time. But have no fear, Doraemon is here. Doraemon is a friend and a hero. Someone who is always there for you, defend you, take care of you, and be your good friend all the time.


Now, heroes come in various shapes and sizes. You may be used to the usual masked caped crusader with superhuman strength. But Doraemon is different from these. He may even look cute and harmless, but his heroic qualities go beyond the physical.


Doraemon is a robotic cat sent back in time from the future to help and guide a young boy named Nobita.  Instead of confronting his daily difficulties, Doraemon gives Nobita some other ways to cope. In this manner, he shares valuable principles that will form Nobita’s character.
But Doraemon does not just give advice. He also has some techy tricks up his sleeve, or rather his 4D pocket. He uses these gadgets to keep Nobita out of trouble, or to save him from the trouble that he started himself.


Some of these secret gadgets are: The Takecopter- place this handy propeller on top of the head and get ready to fly!


The Dokademo door, also known as the Anywhere Door, takes you where you want to go within the limits of 10 light years.


The Time Machine, Doraemon’s primary means of time travel, is like a tunnel of space time. 
The Memory Bread resembles a typical, single-loaf of plain bread. It allows the user to memorize any contents 'printed' on it.


The Time Cloth, or Time Kerchief, gives you the ability to advance or reverse time, depending on which two different colored sides are used.


The Big Light is a flashlight which is capable of increasing the size of any object.


The Small Light, or the Shrink Ray, is a lamp similar to a flashlight that decreases the size of objects.
The Passloop is a devise used for passing from a solid object such as a wall.


But ultimately, what makes Doraemon popular among kids and the youth is that at the end of every adventure, he never fails to impart values of honesty, perseverance, courage, family, and respect for elders, while still lending a comic flavor to all his adventures.



From Trade Show to Road Show
Doraemon’s happy, helpful, and heroic character is being made known beyond the confines of anime and TV shows. He has been making the rounds of appearances around town, the first of which was at a trade show held at the Mind Museum early this year, where Doraemon was presented to the business sector.


This time, Doreamon continues to spread more fun and learning through metro-wide events for Elementary students. Dubbed School Adventure, this series of shows will be happening from August to September 2017, beginning on August 2 at UNO High School and on August 24 at the College of the Holy Spirit. Doraemon believes in bringing out the best in every kid.  Just as he is perceived to be a hero, we are all inspired to make heroes out of each and every kid on a day of fun-filled activities with Doraemon.   We aim to promote positive values to shape kids to become heroes in their own ways.


Simultaneously, Doraemon will be reaching out to the millennials and young adults with the ROADventure mall tour, happening on August to December 2017; the kick-off event will be at SM North EDSA – The Block on August 7 to 13, 2017. Anchored on the slogan “Doraemon, I’m Your Hero,” the tour empowers millennials in the same way as Doraemon has been supportive of his friend, Nobita as we spread positive shout outs like dream bigger, stand out – speak out, and more.  The event will showcase the first ever Doraemon “I’m Your Hero” van where the participants can like, shoot, post and share their photos and their unique experience during the event together with the Doraemon 16ft Inflatable. And to top it off, they will have a chance to have a photo opp with the famous robot-cat from the future himself – Doraemon!


This campaign is part of the ongoing efforts of Animation International Philippines (AIPH) to strengthen Doraemon’s brand visibility in the Philippines and for the market to be associated with the brand.

Mr. Abe Franco, General Manager of AIPH and Mr. Tsutomu “Tim” Kondo, General Manager of Animation International Ltd. with DORAEMON


Abe A. Franco, AIPH general manager remarks: “AIPH is happy to enhance Doraemon’s image in the country.   That is why AIPH has organized School Adventures for Elementary students and Roadventure for millennials and young adults. Through these “I’m Your Hero” tours, Doraemon’s success in the Philippines is very promising as we move forward to the coming years.”



Co-heroes with Doraemon
The anime phenomenon has been exploding across the region since the 90's. As the genre gains steady popularity, Animation International Ltd. has been at its forefront in Asia and Middle East, bringing renowned titles such as Doraemon, Hamtaro, Crayon Shinchan, Dragonball Z, Let's & Go!!, Sailormoon, Digimon, Kurochan and several other cult and hit characters. AIL has been a trendsetter in the segment and has been a catalyst in the development of the market not only in Asia, but also in the Middle East and Europe.
 
Doraemon and His Author
The Author  of Doraemon, FUJIKO.F.FUJIKO, who has produced various titles since his debut in 1951, including well-known series like “Perman” and “Kiteretsu Dai Hyakka”.  DORAEMON started as a serial publications in Shogaku-kan Gakunen Betsu Gakusyu-shi from 1970, with an animated series beginning in 1979.  An animated movie titled “ Nobita’s Dinosour” made a sensational debut in Japan in 1980.   From then on, DORAEMON movies have been released almost annually, and has been shown in 15 countries all over the world, mainly in Asia.

Since it was founded by Mr. Hiroshi Kondo in the 1960s, AI has provided the best in children's entertainment in films, consumer products, events and other business ventures with the ever-popular Japanese animation properties. A pioneer in character licensing, AI carries Doraemon as its biggest Animation Intellectual Property.  Considered one of the leading anime character in Asia and Middle East, Doraemon, which under its laurel has been hailed as Japan’s 1st Anime Ambassador, featured in Time Magazine as the “Cuddliest Hero in Asia” other than being the highest rated children’s anime in Asia and 4th highest grossing anime film worldwide.  Having this under their sleeves with several licensing partners globally from soft line products (kids and adult apparel, footwear, headwear, and bags); hard line items (publications, stationery, ride-ons, and toys); home line selections (linen, home furniture and accessories); and groceries (candies, snacks, oral products, etc.).  AI Ltd.’s Doraemon brand has also partnered with different companies for promotions.


Animation International Ltd. is represented in the Philippines by AIPH, to provide the best in children's entertainment in films, consumer products, events, and other business ventures with the ever-popular Japanese animation properties. 


Tsutomu Kondo, general manager of Animation International Ltd. says: “AIPH is very keen on making its presence felt in the Philippine market and having it relatable to the new generation particularly with the millennials and the gen Z. Its core goal now is to make a mark in the Philippine market and encourage new partners to be part of the Doraemon family.” 


As AIPH launches the Doraemon’s “I’m Your Hero” campaign, it is supported by like-minded corporations that have been licensed to carry the Doraemon name on their products. These are: SBMF International Marketing Inc. for quality, affordable infants’ and children’s basic wear under the brand name Looms; Momoe Creations International Corp. for handkerchiefs, towels, slippers, and other kid’s accessories; JLine Comics and Marketing Corp. for publishing the Doraemon manga comics in Filipino version; OneStop Distribution, Inc. for Doraemon Goo’n Friend Baby Diapers; Vista Eyewear for Doraemon kids’ eyewear and Sharp Philippines for their promotional tie-up with Doraemon and their high-tech appliances.

Friends from Print media and Bloggers during the Doraemon Press conference held at Saisaki Edsa.


For more information about Doraemon’s “I’m Your Hero” campaign, please visit Doraemon official facebook page:  DoraemonPH and AnimationInternationalPH




Keep your hydration levels in check

You need a hydrating product even if you have oily skin
and other ways to stave off dull, dry skin

Did you know that your skin can be moisturized but not properly hydrated? Hydration and moisturization are actually two different things. When you hydrate your skin, you ensure that your skin cells retain more water, resulting in healthier- and younger-looking skin. When you moisturize, you apply a protective layer on your skin that ensures that the moisture in your cells is not lost.

Dullness and tightness are telltale signs of dehydrated skin. When your skin is rough, dry or flaky—or all of the above, you need a moisturizer to retain your skin’s lipid barrier. The result is healthy skin that is soft and smooth.
If you only use a moisturizer, it may help ease your dry skin, but it does not address the cause of the problem and, chances are, you will need to reapply throughout the day. To make your skin truly healthy, you need to apply a hydrating lotion to plump up your cells.

Hydrators and moisturizers should be used in tandem for you to have healthy, hydrated, smooth and supple skin. Humectant ingredients in hydrators, like glycerin, can attract water from the surroundings by absorbing them, then binding them to the skin.

Sure, by drinking water, you keep yourself hydrated. But topical hydration registers more immediate results: younger-looking skin and well-functioning skin cells.

For your daily skin routine, first, apply a hydrating lotion like Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion that is clinically proven to hydrate dry skin for 24 hours. It also contains Epidermal Replenishing Complex (ERC5), a unique combination of 5 ingredients, that helps maintain healthy skin. Then, you can follow on with a moisturizer like Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. They are non-greasy, non-comedogenic and fragrance free.

If you have oily skin, you still need a hydrator, though you may need to apply moisturizer less often.

Here are a few more tips:
·         Use fragrance free, non-comedogenic products that will hydrate and moisturize your skin, but neither irritate nor clog your pores.
·         Exfoliate before you hydrate and moisturize. This way, you remove the dead skin cells that may hamper your skin’s absorption.
·         As much as possible, do not take hot showers or baths, because the heat reduces your skin’s moisture and protective oils.
·         When the weather feels like it’s drying out your skin, have a water spritzer handy to keep your skin moist.


Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion and Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion are available in drugstores, department stores and supermarkets nationwide. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion also now comes in a new 118ml size with an SRP of Php 300.


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8/01/2017

Cabalen Group of Companies Celebrates its 31st Anniversary

Cabalen, Ang paborito at best valued buffet ng bayan.


Cabalen Group of Companies on their 31st Anniversary brings you the most exciting prizes with their Eat, Repeat, Win and Travel Raffle Promo! A trip to Asia’s dream destinations –Hongkong and Disneyland, Bali, Indonesia and Hanoi, Vietnam – awaits the three (3) lucky winners this year! Plus staycation packages to Bataan, Zambales and Tanay, Rizal will be given away.

The collaboration of all the restaurants – Cabalen Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want, Soi Restaurant, Mangan Restaurant, Eat Pinoy, BKK Express and Cerveseria – will surely satisfy your food cravings with their wide array of food highlights and exciting gadgets and international trips.

A minimum spend of P1,499 at any of these restaurants entitles you to one (1) raffle card for the Grand Draw. Upon completing your Grand Draw Entry you also get a bonus P350 worth of Gift Certificate valid to all Cabalen Group of Restaurants!
Aside from the international trips and calming staycations, you also get a chance to win weekly prizes all throughout the month of August. Yes! You can win gadgets, various passes and gift certificates every week!

Tickle your taste buds with the country’s best Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao favorites – La Paz Batchoy, Gatang Tambakol, Sinigang na Lechon Ilocos, Pancit Habhab and Sizzling Chicken by Cabalen Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want .


  Experience Authentic Thai dishes with a local twist with Soi Restaurant’s Thai Grilled Salted Fish (Pla Pao), Thai Mixed Vegetables (Pad Phak), Thai Fried Pork Belly (Mu Krob), Thai Chicken in Basil (Pad Kaprow Gai), Thai Spicy Ground Pork (Mu Pad Kaprow), Thai Spicy Ground Pork Chicken (Kai Pad Kaprow), and Thai Grilled Chicken Leg (Gai Yang); 

Feast on Mangan Restaurant’s Perfect Fry & Grill Duo, Prito Paborito and Inihaw Fiesta; 

 Indulge on Cerveseria’s mouthwatering Artisan Meals Cochinillo and Paella Cerveseria; 

Of course the On-the-Go Thai favorite BKK Express offers their full Big Kombo Kraze with P10 OFF and Eat Pinoy’s delectable Quilain Babi and Pesang Dalag

Get the ultimate food experience only with Cabalen Group of Restaurants – Cabalen Eat All U Can, Eat All U Want, Soi Restaurant, Mangan Restaurant, Eat Pinoy, BKK Express and Cerveseria and win amazing trips and staycations from Air You Go Travels,  Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp and Inflatable Island. That’s not all; get exciting prizes every week from Upside Down Museum, Myphone, Western Appliances and Star City.

Hurry! Join their Eat, Repeat, Win & Travel Raffle promo now!  For more details, see posters and prints or visit their official Facebook pages. Promo runs from August 1, until August 31, 2017. Per DTI-FETB Permit No. 10653 Series of 2017.


I'm so grateful that I was part of Cabalen's 31st Anniversary celebration. Last August 1, a thanksgiving mass was held at their West Avenue branch. It was attended by Cabalen's owner, official and staffs. And after a small talk, we tasted the sumptuous and yummy dishes of Cabalen.
Sharing you some photos...








Satisfy your Filipino cravings from Cabalen in any of its accessible branches: Alabang Town Center 809-6698 | Glorietta 2 893-9884 | Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone (045) 499-0245 | Market! Market! 728-2930 | Robinsons Place Ilocos 09392387995 | Robinsons Place Manila 536-7987 | Robinsons Starmills, San Fernando, Pampanga (045) 875-2064 | SM City Bacolod  (034) 436-5922 | SM City Bacoor (046) 484-9434 | SM City Baliwag (02)911-1584 | SM City Cabanatuan 0949-7740221 / 0977-6020222 | SM City Cebu (032) 238-5840 | SM City Clark (045) 499-0245 | SM City DasmariƱas  (02) 911-1584 | SM City Davao (02) 911-1584 I SM City Fairview 374-0843 | SM City Iloilo 0922-338-1091 I SM City Lipa (043) 756-2360 | SM City Manila 225-4580 I  SM Megamall 633-1761 | SM Mall of Asia 556-4874 |  SM City North Edsa 294-7970 | SM City Pampanga (045) 435-5511 | SM City San Jose Del Monte 0995– 1270517 & 0943-4863043 | SM City San Lazaro 244-9932 | SM Seaside Cebu (032) 254-9097 | SM City Southmall 0910-098-9652 I SM Trece Martires (046) 437–2941 | Trinoma Mall 901-3602 | West Ave., Quezon City 372-3515| Marquee Mall, Pampanga 911-1584: and Cabalen San Bruno, USA - 495 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066.

For your Thai favorites, visit Soi at any of the following: Alabang Town Center 551-0819 I Glorietta 553-0001 I Robinsons Place Manila 523-1189 I SM Mall of Asia GF, North Arcade 0922 – 8352708/ 0932 - 8904136 I SM Megamall 361-2420 I SM Seaside Cebu (032) 273-1456 | SM Manila- 252-2287|


For On-The-Go Thai food, visit BKK Express at the Uptown Mall, Food Hall 805-1328
and for Classic Filipino Comfort Food, go to Eat Pinoy at Food on Four, SM Aura 553-2717


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