Friday, November 28, 2014

Huge sale as H&M opens in SM Makati

They say that fashion never sleeps, is that the reason why several Filipinos camped in Mega Fashion Hall from the afternoon of 16 October til 17 October 2014?! The answer is maybe. 

Oops. Wrong store advertisement!
They camped in and lined up for a Swedish fashion brand, H&M store opening in Manila! But why?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tim Ho Wan, anyone?

*This is a long due Tim Ho Wan review. Throwbacks are coming in. Stay tuned!

If you visited SM Mega Fashion Hall in the past months, you probably noticed a long queue at the ground floor. Nope, it's not a fashion store, it's no other than Tim Ho Wan! So what's so special about this restaurant that people patiently fall in line for it?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Cow Dadi's Soft Opening

On Fridays, most restaurants are fully-booked for dinner especially if it happens to be a "payday Friday". Everyone wants to go out and enjoy their happy hour after work or school as prelude to the weekend.

In Makati City alone, despite being surrounded by malls and hole-in-the-wall food places, most of the establishments are still easily fully-booked and some stores close a little early so you really have to be vigilant for you to be able to score seats on the restaurants you've been eyeing...or you have to be an explorer. 

One Friday evening of September, we got off work late, it's past 8 and most stores in the Ayala malls are already closing so we found ourselves exploring nearby streets in Ayala but there's still no luck, so we ended up in streets a little farther until finally one establishment along Urban Avenue caught our eye. The name of the place is "Cow Dadi" and it's on its soft opening. Got sold because, steak. I love steak!

Photo from Cow Dadi

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties

It is good thing the food-on-the-go has been easy-access these days. Several stores offer food which we can grab on our way to work, to movies and whenever our tummy runs out of fuel, making life of the busy and people in a hurry easier.

Last  week (September 13), I got to try Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties which practically had the same concept. What’s good about it is that it’s situated near the movie house at the fifth floor of Market Market providing more variety to us consumers other than popcorn, fries and hamburger. Don’t you love it? Jamaican patties inside a movie house, sounds good right?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Last Last Home Stand

Tuesday last week I got home late but still manage to make it in time for the much talked-about The Last Home Stand sponsored by PLDT, but then again upon browsing my Instagram, I came across a screenshot of Spin.Ph’s breaking headline stating that the Day 2 of Last Home Stand was cancelled and the night’s exhibition game will not push through due to internal problem. Apparently, the organizers were not able to secure permission with the NBA. I actually thought this was another of Social Media’s sensational satirical news and SpinPh got hacked so I immediately confirmed it by browsing through Twitter and Facebook accounts of reliable media outfits and to my surprise I saw that it was legit. BUT the question is WHY? Why must this happen during the last minute? 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Keep Calm and Watch Movies

When asked about my hobbies, I will always include watching movies to my list. I'm a cinephile. I appreciate most genres but being a female creature that I am, I have soft spot for rom-coms and such but I also dig animation/horror/suspense/thriller/sci-fi whenever the mood calls for it and when I'm in need of a movie fix. However, just a confession, I rarely go to the cinema. It was only late College when I enjoyed going to movie-house with my friends.

From then, I see to it that I get to watch the films I am looking forward to in the cinemas. That is, if the time and bills permit.

I must say that the 2013 movie adaptation, Warm Bodies, made me fall in love with watching movies since it was the first and the only movie I ever watched alone. It brought a liberating feeling. By watching it alone, it made me realize that watching movies is not just about having company. It is also not just a hobby being done to let time pass by. It is rather a moment of discovery.

When you're focused with the flow of the story and drawn to the emotions of the characters and the film, you discover lessons and you get to express yourself. Just like in this not-so-deep zombie movie, I felt love even if I was alone and I got to experience solidarity and got lost for a moment.

Warm Bodies (2013)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer Komikon 2014 Adventure

Picture a roomful of your favorite comic books and artists, that is what a comic-con looks like. 

Welcome to our Summer Komikon Adventure!
It was my first time to attend the komikon  a week ago. Thanks to my friend Azer whom I fondly call A, for she tagged me along with her cousin Annielle and friend Paula. I totally enjoyed their company and the event.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy tenth, UDD!

One of my favorite local bands, Up Dharma Down, just turned ten last March 9.
Screenshot from @armimillare's Instagram

I love this band so much. I've been raving about them since I fell in love with their songs "Oo" and "Tadhana."

Monday, March 17, 2014

Planet Ocean Exhibit

If you walk around Greenbelt lately, you probably have seen this exhibit. I was waiting for a friend and attended the mass last week when I saw these breathtaking photographs displayed. Most of which capture the beauty of our environment. I wanted to take several photos but I was in a hurry that time.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Walking man of Manila

Long before the “Damaso incident” at the Manila Cathedral, Carlos Celdran already made it in the news, not for any scandal but because he instills a different kind of entertainment on his Manila tours.

The many faces of Carlos Celdran (Photos by: Joanna Conde)

I almost lose hope when I woke up from a nap on the evening of September 30 as I found out that our interviewee, Carlos Celdran, was put to jail for offending the Church. A week before this incident I already scheduled an interview with him and a day before he protested he even said he’ll meet us on that weekend that’s why I panicked and messaged the team about the incident immediately because everyone is excited about the interview only to find out that there’s a possibility that it will be postponed.

Maybe luck was on our side, after waiting for the court’s decision if he’ll be freed and praying that our interview will still push through, it paid off. He was freed on October 1.

On the day of the interview, I was not able to receive any message from him, he was also busy entertaining other interviews from big media outfits but we still tried our best to reach him on his tour on October 3. We were late for his morning tour but then we searched for him as hard as we can, we acted like stalkers hungry for his sight. We struggled searching for him in Intramuros. We went to the hotel where he was checked in, we called him, but we still got no response. We almost lose hope thinking that he might not grant our interview anymore because of the incident but then again hard work always paid off. By 2:30 pm that Sunday afternoon, we received a text message that he’ll be in Fort Santiago for his afternoon tour and he will meet us by then.

We were over-joyed, despite the hot temperature and the walks we endured, we will finally meet the man of the hour.

The moment we saw him walked out of his car, we were smitten and star-struck for he was considered by many as heroic on what he did at the Manila Cathedral. I am not bothered about that since it is matter of his choice and I am already looking up to him for a long time now.

At first, we were hesitant to approach him because he seems like a very intimidating person. Many people were asking for photo ops with him and when we finally had the chance to talk to him, to our surprise, he asked us to tag along in his tour and that was his treat. We felt really blessed as we enjoyed every minute of the tour because it’s not every day that we experience moments like this.

The man who is being criticized by many is not at all a bad man. There’s always another side of a story. And for this 37-year old tour guide, it is always about what you believed that you should stand up for.

Here are some tidbits of our interview with Carlos Celdran in which you’ll know his side of story and his thoughts about the Filipinos and Philippines.

Describe yourself in one word:

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Philippine Veterans Bank launches Home Loan Free Home

Makati City, Philippines- "If they think that we started a war, they are right," those were the bold words of the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB)'s President and CEO Joey Bermudez during the launch of "Home Loan Free Home" promo last Friday, February 28.

Home Loan Free Home dinner launch

For Pres. Bermudez, home loans mean a lot more than just lower interest and quick processing that is why PVB introduces their new promo for real estate housing loan product dubbed "Home Loan Free Home." It was designed for homeowners who wishes to take up housing loan with PVB and avail their cash-bank guarantees.

Get your dream home now by availing PVB's Home Loan Free Home promo!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gear up with Lazada's ultimate GADGET CRAZE!

Gamers out there are in for a treat with Lazada Philippines!

An early summer treat awaits all tech enthusiasts and gamers as Lazada Philippines—the largest online shopping mall in the country—has launched an ultimate gadget craze campaign.

One of the campaigns is the “Great Samsung Sale” which is tagged as Samsung’s biggest sale of the year. Buyers can get a discount of up to Php3,500 and get to have cool freebies along with it. In addition, gamers can enjoy playing the latest Sony PlayStation 4 console for only P23,500! The bundle package is priced at P26,200! Playing with your favorite games will not be complete without a new LED TV. Lazada is offering My View LED TV that can go as low as P4,999.

Do not miss Samsung's biggest sale!

Change your mobile into something nicer and smarter. Buy the new HTC One for only P25,185!  This Smartphone is equipped with quad-core processor, ultra-pixel camera, and long battery endurance that guarantee meeting your daily needs—whether for work or play.