October 30, 2013

Ms. Gloria Diaz and Neurogen E

Earlier today at Via Mare in Greenbelt, Makati City, Neurogen-E treated the media in a round table discussion about nerve-aging.  It was attended by no less Ms. Gloria Diaz 1969 Miss Universe and Neurogen-E's Brand Ambassador.  

I was all ears as Ms. Diaz talked about her lifestyle and how she keeps herself active and healthy. She said it's important to live a healthy lifestyle by eating the right food, by exercising, by surrounding yourself with positive people, by not maxing out your credit card and taking vitamins appropriate for your age. 

Ms. Diaz also showed and taught us one of her favorite hobby - flower arrangement.

I didn't say much to Ms. Diaz but when the host asked who wants to have a photo taken with 1969 Ms. Universe, I was the first to go. I was starstrucked I even asked for two shots! 

About Neurogen-E:   It contains the right dose of B-Complex Vitamins (Vitamins B1, B6 and B12) and Vitamin E that help in nerve regeneration. It is intended for mature adults. 

Cupcakes by Sonja Shangri-La Plaza

Having children and husband with sweet tooth requires me to bring sweet pasalubong every time I go out. I'm just too happy that the newest branch of  Cupcakes by Sonja is near my place, located at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall.  Now it's much easier for my family to have that sweet fix when the craving calls.  

Having Cupcakes by Sonja allows you to help as they partnered  with  Move.org - non-profit group that helps in feeding our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

Cupcakes by Sonja is not only a treat by itself, the store is visually appealing, photo op is a must...

October 28, 2013

Contiki Holidays

For a hassle-free trip with over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Canada &and the USA, you may want to check out Contiki Holidays.

Tapping in to the demand of young travellers, age 18 - 35 year olds, Contiki Holidays has inspired students and young professionals  to travel to the world’s most fantastic destinations for 50 years.

For more information, visit www.contiki.com

Chinoy Star Ka Na

If you are male, 16 to 25 year old or female 16 to 23, Chinoy or Non Chinoys but can sing Mandarin, English and Filipino songs, it's your chance to be a star via Chinoy Star Ka Na Singing Contest. 

How To Join: 

Pre- registration at the ff:
   1. Chinoy TV website/fanpage/office (Unit 1124 Tytana Plaza, Oriente St. Binondo Manila
   2. Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Manila University (Makati and loyola)
   3. Association of Chinese Filipino Schools in the  Philippines- 4th Floor. 410 Quintin Paredes St. Tondo,  Manila- 241-2842.
   4. Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc. 2nd Floor, CKSC, 1274 Padre Algue St,                    Tondo Manila 
  5. Filipino- Chinese Orgs ( DLSU Englicom, ADMU Celadon, UP-CSA, UST COMACH )
  6.Lucky Chinatown Concierge

Schedule for Auditions on November 10- for  Metro Manila at Lucky Chinatown 10am Registration, at 1pm Audition 

All participants will get undergo an audition on Nov. 10, 2013, 1pm at Lucky Chinatown and we'll be picking the Top 25. They will be trimmed to 10 and they will go through training in singing, personality development, Mandarin and etc. One contestant will be eliminated every week the 5 will enter the Finals Round. There Will Be 5 judges coming from the Music Industry and Chinese Community who will be judging the competition. GRAND FINALS will be on Jan 31, 2014.

Contest Proper:

Stage1: Audition in Lucky Chinatown on Nov 10

Registration starts at 10am and audition will start by 1pm onwards.

Participants must prepare one Chinese song 9 2-3 Stanzas only and no need to sing the entire song

Stage 2: From 25 we cut them down to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, t0 5 and we picked the first 3 winners 


The winner will get a chance to get a recording contract from Star Records, an original Music Composition courtesy of Vehnee Saturno and many more! Cash prize of P50,000.00 grand winner,  the second prize will get  P30,000.00 and P20,000.00 for the third prize.

October 26, 2013

The First Ever Baby and Family Expo Philippines

Be a part of this fun-filled family event of the year, The First Ever Baby and Family Expo Philippines happening on December 6 to 8, 2013 at Mall of Asia.

Across the three-day expo, the whole family can also enjoy and participate in exciting activities like the Family Olympics, Family Fashion Weekend, and much awaited Baby & Family Awards featuring the Golden Family Awards, ParentPreneur Awards and the crowning of the Bibong Baby of the Year. Philippines 2013 organizer.

Register for FREE at http://babyexpo.ph/registration.php, join the community at http://www.facebook.com/babyexpoph. For inquiries, call +632.843.2174 or e-mail info@babyexpo.ph.

Sapi - A Horror Film by Director Brillante Mendoza

It was a night to remember last night at Solar office in Makati City as I got to meet in person internationally acclaimed director, Brillante Mendoza.  Media were treated to the preview of Director Mendoza's movie Sapi, starrring Meryll Soriano, Dennis Trillo and Baron Geisler.

Sapi follows an ambitious television news producer who risks her life in ways she never imagined in order to get footage of a live exorcism that she believes will give her the big break she desperately seeks. This horror film's running time is 1 hour and 42 minutes. It will be shown in cinemas on November 6, 2013.

Facebook Scam

It's been quite awhile since I last clean my messages in FB so last week I read all the messages and deleted conversations but 2 unread messages kept highlighted.  When I checked it was in the "Other", meaning these are messages sent by people not in my friends' list.

And just yesterday I received again another message...

I'm posting this to warn you from immediately adding people in FB as a very close friend of mine was victimized by these unscrupulous people.  Her identity will be kept confidential.  With her permission she allowed me to use her sad and bad story to warn women. 

Her story...

"The guy from another country messaged me in Facebook asking for friendship. Then I accepted his friend request.  For three months we chatted religiously and got to know each other.  He even showed me documents proving his identity. He called me frequently, as in almost everyday. Well, mostly when he needed something from me, I believed everything he told me and then I fell for him. One day he went to Nigeria to buy oil for his gas station business in United Kingdom but he was trapped in some kind of tight situation so he asked for my help by sending $1000. I sent him the amount stated immediately because I felt sorry with his dire state. Sadly, it was the end of it all. I didn't see him anymore in FB. He vanished without a trace. I allowed my friend, Joy, to use my true story to make women aware and never trust anybody that just pretend to be somebody".

My note:

Facebook is a great tool to connect with friends and loved ones near or far but don't go lookin' for romance via this platform.  Pretentious people are lurking to find and victimize people who easily gets trap in the name of L-O-V-E.  Be wary about this kind of Facebook scam.

October 25, 2013

Skin Rejuve Elite in Greenhils

Last week, Lou Bonnevie graced the opening of Skin Rejuve Elite in Greenhils.  Skin Rejuve is the fastest growing slimming and aesthetic clinic chain. Located on the 5th floor of the modern and green compliant BTTC Centre, this new branch is a must visit for the residents of  Greenhills, San Juan, Mandaluyong and New Manila.


Skin Rejuve prides itself on the quality of their services anchored on its team of Aesthetic Medicine Specialists and treatment staff  composed almost entirely of Registered Nurses (RNs) to ensure the safety and welfare of their clients. The Elite branch of Skin Rejuve will offer highly specialized treatments for their discerning clientele such as Laser Lipo, a new treatment designed to zap all those unwanted fats and shape your body to a sexy new you.  They will also offer a wide array of luxurious facial and skin treatments featuring Pevonia.

Pevonia was the first company to develop a Spa Skincare Line exclusively for elite spas and Professional Aestheticians.  Their products launched in 1991 fully recognizes that the most effective skincare ingredients can be found in the safest source on earth, in nature.  By combining effective, safe and natural ingredients with decades of experience in professional skincare,  Pevonia continues to be the global leader in skin rejuvenation and health.  It is one of the products Skin Rejuve Elite is extremely proud to offer. These services are in addition to their best selling beauty and body treatments being offered in their other branches such as: Radio Frequency and Lipo Cavitation, venus Sculpt, Power Slim, Diamond Peel and other standard treatments.

October 24, 2013

Axe Apollo Philippine Delegates

Axe presented to media yesterday at Aracama the three-man Philippine delegation who will be sent in Space Camp in Orlando, Florida, in December. They are Evan Rey Datuin, Ramil Santos and Daniel Angelo Roque. The three will  join over a hundred candidates from more than 60 countries to undergo training missions designed to simulate space flight and astronaut training for real.

GLOBAL fragrance brand Axe launched worldwide in January 10 this Axe Apollo Contest that drew millions of people through www.axeapollo.com for a chance go to space. Philippines got 28,000 applicants, who were then short-listed to 4,485 through the Axe Apollo National Challenges. "We are actually No. 4 in terms of the number of applicants all over the world to the Axe Apollo, and the first in Asia so, we’ve been awarded one extra slot.”. Axe Philippines Brand Manager Gem Laforteza said. 

There will be three main events the candidates will have to endure in the four-day training in the space camp. First is the G-Centrifuge Training, wherein participants will be subjected to hyper gravity so as to feel the effect of a higher amount of gravity on their bodies.Second is they will undergo the parabolic flight aboard a spacecraft that will free fall at the speed of gravity simulating 20 seconds of weightlessness. And last is hyper speed flight, where they will be riding aboard a jet that will fly twice the speed of sound.

From the 23 individuals who will make it to the last cut for the space trip, one seat is already guaranteed for a Filipino for the space flight by mid-2014, according to Laforteza.

October 22, 2013

Crizal Transitions Cinemajam

Earlier today at Aracama in Bonifacio Global City, Crizal Transitions, the world’s leading Photochromic lens capable of adjusting to any lighting condition, gave Lifestyle Bloggers sneak peek on what to expect on Cinemajam.  The event was hosted by KC Montero. The wacky and good-looking KC gamely posted with Bloggers. Bloggers were treated with sumptuous meal and had eye check-up.

Crizal Transitions Cinemajam is the first ever outdoor movie marathon and  music festival in the Philippines, happening on November 30, 2013 at Event Circuit Makati. Expect a unique experience as Crizal Transitions Cinemajam brings together some of the country’s top bands, namely Bamboo, Itchyworms, Callalily, Moonstar 88 and GraceNote.   Two special movies will also be shown, “Love, Actually,” and “Limitless,”and a lot more of exciting activities like free vision screening in the Optical Village section, karting, bungee jumping, skating and kite-flying for their kicks. Games and raffle prizes await lucky guests.

Tickets are available from Ticketworld at Php 1,350. Proceeds of the event will benefit the children of the World Vision Foundation. Get two (2) free tickets with every pair of Crizal Transitions. 

Crizal Transitions lenses are available in all optical centers in the country.