August 18, 2018

Discovery Kids Officially Launched Today in the Phillippines

Discovery Kids Officially Launched Today in the Phillippines at The Manila Private House Club. This mobile subscription service for kid is in partnership with Smart and PLDT. 

Sighted at the event are mom celebrities, namely Denise Laurel with her son, and Sherilyn Reyes with her daughter. Dr. Vicky Belo, Hayden Kho and Scarlet Snow Belo.

Discovery Kids is a mobile subscription service, designed especially for kids and promises an enriching watch-play-learn experience. The service features favorite characters that kids already know and love, such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Transformer Rescue Bots, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Insectibles, Oddbods, and Angry Birds Toons. Games like Wild Kratts: Monkey Mayhem, Nature Cat: Park Builder; and Peg + Cat: Chicken Blast Off. Original games Terra Formers, Ultimate Animal Races, and Rocket Escape. Digital books such as Scaredy Squirrel and Goodnight Gorilla. Shows from Discovery’s content library such as Cupcake Wars: Kids, Meet the Penguins, How Do They Do It: Kids Edition and Guess What They’re Making!

Kids can jump seamlessly between watching and playing in a safe environment that kids will love and parents can trust.

Discovery Kids combines the best of science, nature and the wonders of the real world with beloved characters and unforgettable entertainment. The app’s user interface and experience are designed and optimized for kids, With Intuitive kid-first navigation that makes it easy for kids to use while having fun exploring and learning.

Under the partnership, PLDT Home will soon unveil a limited edition Telpad custom-built for Discovery Kids with a monthly subscription included. Additionally, Smart customers will be able to conveniendy charge their Discovery Kids app subscn‘ption worth P129 per month to their prepaid load or postpaid bill. Smart will also dish out exclusive offers to customers soon, including special subscn’ption rates and freebies to enjoy the Discovery Kids app on their mobile devices. The Discovery Kids app is available for download now and offers a free 30-day trial with a subscription rate of P129 per month after the trial period.

The app is a core part of Discovery’s strategy of evolving from one of the global leaders in television to a digital content company, with an evolving suite of multi-screen products such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend, for super fans and passionate enthusiast communities.

August 17, 2018

Globe myBusiness BazaArtista

Globe myBusiness, in partnership with Summit Media's Phil. Entertainment Portal (PEP), gathered celebrity entrepreneurs for Star Bazaar or BazaArtista today from 10am to 10pm at SM Megamall . 

It was fun to meet celebrities like Candy Pangilinan, Janice de Belen, Almira Mulach and RR Enriquez, and buy some of their products.

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August 16, 2018

Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Liquid Matte Lippie

Being remembered on my birthday is such a joyful event. It's been over a month now but last week I received a gift from Mela Sison-Laxamana. Mela is the lovely and fashionable Marketing Manager of The Raintree Restaurants.

The pack contains Happy Skin Nail Polish and Shut Up and Kiss Me Lippie. I don't actually buy make-up, I rely on my siblings presents on Christmas time. Since I haven't seen my sibs for almost a year now and my last lipstick just went off, Mela's gift is very much appreciated.

What to I like about Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Liquid Matte Lippie:

1. It delivers a pigmented pout with an ultra-matte finish, giving me that confidence of having an Angelina Jolie lips (winking my chicky eyes!)
2. It glides on with high impact and color that suit my skin tone.
3. It is long-wearing and stays in place.
4. It is mpressively hydrating.
5. My husband and kids like it because the color isn't loud. 

What to  not to like about Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Liquid Matte Lippie:

None. I loveeet because it's gift given by one of the sweetest and genuinely nice person I know. 

August 15, 2018

Allianz PNB Life

I'm quite familiar with insurance, whether life or investments, because I have several accounts with different companies.

Though Allianz PNB Life is among the major life insurers in the Philippines, which began its operations in 2001, it is actually my first time to learn about Allianz PNB Life, thru Adae of Adae To Remember invite, that happened today at Rockwell Glasshouse.

The event was lively despite an early morning call time because the host, Janeena Chan,  was super fun! The insights I gained, both in business and life as a whole, from the guests (Couple Mark and Precious Martin, Kevin Lapena, Rob Afzelius, and Erica Wong) were helpful and informative.

They are a leading provider of Variable Life products, complemented by a full line of Life protection offerings for individuals and institutions. All their products and services are designed to meet the lifetime financial planning, wealth accumulation, and well-being aspirations of every Filipino Family.

Allianz PNB Life’s main headquarters is in Makati City, the country’s main business district, with eleven business centres strategically located in key cities across the archipelago. It has the support of over 150 employees and 400 financial advisors to serve our dear policyholders and deliver great customer service experiences.

The exclusive distribution partnership between Allianz and the Philippine National Bank with the bank’s over 600 nationwide branch network provides immense bancassurance opportunities to reach a broader base of Filipino Families whenever, wherever.

The Allianz Group is a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management business. 85 million retail and corporate clients in more than 70 countries rely on our knowledge, global presence, financial strength and solidity. In fiscal year 2015 over 142,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 125.2 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.7 billion euros. Allianz SE, the parent company, is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

The Philippine National Bank celebrated its centennial in the Philippine banking industry in 2016. As the country’s 4th largest private commercial bank, PNB has always been the bank that customers can lean on. It offers a heritage and unique brand of Filipino service, backed by a century of stability and excellence. PNB looks forward to yet another hundred years of serving You First.

The Allianz Group is a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management business that has 125-years history. Allianz has transformed the global financial community with cutting-edge insurance solutions and a commitment to superior customer experience.

For this event, the speakers focused on Allianz Azpire.  Allianz Azpire is ALLIANZ PNB Life product designed for millennials to cater towards the needs of younger generations.

PNB Chief Finance Officer Efren C. Caringal, stated, “We’re making sure we have exciting propositions for millennials so it is attuned to their needs. When we design our products, we really talk to them. We do focus group discussions. We make sure that we’re developing products that are suitable for their needs. What we’ve done in this variant of unit-linked [insurance] is we made the premium charges really low so that you can accumulate funds faster. Coverage can be as low as P30,000 a year as clients can choose to pay premiums annually, semi-annually, quarterly and monthly. As premiums go higher, charges and fees will be reduced for clients to get more of their investment. Loyalty bonuses will be given at the end of 10 and 20 years.  The insurance product was mainly designed for millennials as they are becoming increasingly inclined to save and invest for the future. We’re positioning it for millennials because we’ve learned that they actually have the desire to save and invest so we’re giving them the platform to do it. Aside from this, Allianz PNB is making its customer experience better for millennials. We’re making sure that they get the best customer experience because we know millennials are a bit impatient. They demand only the best,” said 

If you're a millennial or know one, who has an entrepreneurial spirit,
you or they may join Allianz Start - The Search for Young Entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Allianz PNB Life at 

August 14, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launch

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially launched in the Philippines at the  Grand Ball Room of the Marriott Hotel, along with its brand ambassadors, namely, Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Nico Bolzico, and Erwan Heusaff.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a powerful device that features cutting-edge technology people are accustomed to from this Korean product. It has longer battery life, 24 hours, is great for people on the go like me! The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also features a new Bluetooth S Pen that can be used not only for drawing and scribbling on the phone but also as a clicker that can be used as remote control in creating great selfies or groufies. It is powered by a 10-nanometer Application processor a tiny but powerful chipset. It also pioneers the standard 128GB base capacity, it is also available in a limited 512GB variant allowing the maximum storage of 1TB the biggest storage in any phone.