March 30, 2014

Justice League: Heroes United Launched at The SM Store

Earlier today at SM Megamall, Pacific Licensing Studio (PLS) and The SM Store launched to media and bloggers the newest collection of Justice League - Heroes United.

PLS and SM Store also unveiled their year-long merchandising program lead by Honey Barn Corporation, who is Warner Bros. Consumer Products key product licensee for DC Comics in the

Justice League - Heroes United will extend over more than 80 key product offerings is based on exclusive art inspired by DC Comics “New 52” comics series, which is being featured for the first time in Asia.

Media and bloggers who gamely wore their DC attire to the event
 Nora and I won consolation prize from the raffle

 Lucky winners of DC Statues

The “Justice League: Heroes United at SM” product assortment includes apparel, accessories, footwear, bags, gifts & novelties, houseware, bedding and personal care items. Products will be launched in three waves commencing mid-February which is currently in store, and refreshed in May and July. The program also features the new store fixtures and product packaging.

Launched recently in 48 SM malls nationwide, this will feature extensive in-store branding and promotions. Starting May 1 through June 30th, consumers and fans alike will be able to participate in a raffle draw with purchase of PHP500 worth of DC Comics merchandise at The SM Store. The winners will win a trip to Singapore and experience the first ever DC Super Heroes Cable Car ride with Augmented Reality technology! Plus stand a chance to win a Sony PS4 Game Console with free Injustice Gods Among Us game.

In addition, the marketing program will feature CosPlay events, celebrity engagement, and contests which will take place in June 2014.

March 29, 2014

Rannie Raymundo - Why Can't It Be

I went on an all ladies night out last Tuesday to see The Reo Brothers. I did that all for Nora. I wasn't expecting any amazing thing to happen but Nora was right all along - The Reo Brothers is a must watch band! I'm now a proud member of REOTICS (Official Supporting Group Of REO BROTHERS BAND).

Then came Chi-Chi Flavier who welcomed us.  I asked if she's the owner of Primos Cuisine and Lounge. Her reply, "I'm a co-owner. My partner is Rannie Raymundo".

Oh my goodness! So this night was not just for Nora after all. The night was meant for me to see my favorite Rannie Raymundo! 

A few minutes after the first set of songs from The Reo Brothers, Rannie Raymundo came by the door! I didn't wait for Rannie to come by our table for I immediately went straight to where he was standing, and picture-picture!

Sharing below one of Rannie's most popular songs - Why Can't It Be.
I'm dedicating this song sa mga taong umaasa pa sa pag-ibig na di natamasa (wink, wink)

Video grabbed with permission from RonMon

If just like me, you want to see Rannie Raymundo, visit Primos Cusine and Lounge at The HUB, Mayflower St., Greenfield District ( Formerly EDSA Central along Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong across Shangri La Plaza). Rannie performs at Primos every Friday.  Reservation is required, call (02) 584 2908.

March 28, 2014

Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon

I'm basically a happy person but when I see my hair rebelling that's when the time I get uncomfortable. Having an unruly hair, I look sold (sad and old) as my son Juan puts it. There's no other way but to have the hair done by an expert. Off I went at Louis Philip Kee's Banawe branch, three weeks ago for the much needed hair rebonding and treatment.

Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon Banawe branch opened just last December 8, 2013. They have 4 other branches, namely The Fort, C5 Acropolis, Makati and now in Banawe.

Since my hair had undergone rebond services in the past, the hairstylist was very careful with the amout of chemical she uses so as not to damage more my already damaged hair.

After 3 hours, this is how my hair!

Senior Stylist - Amy Agapito, did a very well job as she carefully followed my instructions. I wanted a rebonded hair that is not too flat because it makes my face look like a big round clock.

choice of tea or coffee is served while having your services done

My stylist - Amy Agapito

Senior Stylists - Amy, Gilbert and  Jun
The interiors of Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon is cozy and warm

The whole staff of LPKPS

With 4 branches in Manila, Louis Phillip Kee offers the following services: precision cutting, hair styling, hair coloring, straightening, digital perming, hair and make up, nail services, waxing and threading.

With the beautiful and fashionable owner of LPK - Roseann Ko

Unit 307 3rd floor, Z Square Mall Commerial Bldg.m Banawe St.m cor Del Monte Ave, Quezon City. Contact numbers: 288-9758  - 0906-4779882.

What is PE?

What is PE? To students it would mean, Physical Education. The PE I'm talking about is premature ejaculation. It is the most common sexual dysfunction in men, even higher than Erectile Dysfunction. Men with PE often report emotional and relationship distress and some avoid pursuing sexual relationships altogether because of PE-related embarrassment. But the issue is not isolated to men as female partners also experience emotional and psychological distress which often leads to unwanted stress in the relationship. Premature ejaculation is not just a physiological problem affecting men, it is an issue that affects relationships between partners, between husbands and wives. Stress, dissatisfaction, insecurity - the problem of PE affects many, and sadly behind closed doors, many choose to brush it away, when in fact, they can get help. This is one of the objectives of this event and like most things, awareness leads to understanding, understanding will lead to acceptance. And hopefully with acceptance (instead of denial) people can seek help, specifically from their doctors.

There is so little awareness for premature ejaculation in the Philippines, as men tend to deny the condition and women would rather grin and bear it, no matter how dissatisfied they are in the bedroom. Until recently, the winds have finally changed, and the topic is no longer confined and whispered about in secret. In the first ever summit on Premature Ejaculation, the media and celebrity couples were free to speak up on what they know about the topic, and offer insights, observations --- and even eye-opening stories were put forward by the likes of Anthony Pangilinan and Maricel-Laxa Pangilinan, Paolo Abrera and wife Suzie Entrata, Regine Tolentino and husband Lander Vera-Perez. The lively exchange catalysed an open discussion of the condition.

Experts were there providing guidance and wisdom: Dr. Margie Holmes, noted and popular author and psychologist specializing in sex therapy, as well as urologist and men’s health expert Dr. Dennis Serrano. During the summit, necessary actions that should be taken by a sufferer surfaced and were confirmed: begin by facing up to the issue... work with your partner --- be supportive of each other's needs and lack, discuss with your partner and the most crucial step, consult with your doctor. As the Sex Survey showed, couple tried different methods, and unfortunately reaching out to a doctor is not high on the list.

Dr. Dennis Serrano explains the condition: Premature ejaculation (PE) occurs when a man is unable to control or delay ejaculation on his own wish after vaginal penetration, resulting in short latency time and decreased sexual satisfaction, as well as personal distress and interpersonal difficulty. 

Dr. Margie Holmes stressed that the issue centers more on lack of control and should be measured not just by time but more on the ability to satisfy one’s partner.

About Menarini:

Menarini is the world’s largest Italian biopharmaceutical company in the world. Here in the Philippines, Menarini has recently launched an advocacy that focuses on promoting awareness on premature ejaculation among Filipino couples. Armed with the knowledge that 20% of relationships and marriages break down because of premature ejaculation1, the sexual dysfunction suffered by 1 out of 3 men2, the corporation aspires to inspire and encourage men to take action against this disorder.Menarini is determined to bring to the forefront of our consciousness the issue of PE --- primarily for Filipino couples. The company had set up a website that can help guide a man --- and his partner, in determining if he indeed suffers from this condition. The website helps a sufferer find the doctor for him, so that he can get treatment for the condition that hurts him, his partner and their relationship: visit 

March 27, 2014

The Story of Reo Brothers and Beyond

Nora sent me a lot of links about Reo Brothers. She wanted me to see how good this band perform the songs of Beatles. It took me awhile to view one of the many videos she wanted me to see. And because she wanted to watch the Reo Brothers perform live, I contacted Primos Cusine and Lounge to book four seats.

Nora, as always, was the first to arrive at the venue.   I was the last to get there, because honestly I'm not interested to see Reo Brothers. I do not even know who these guys are because we do not watch too many tv shows at home. I'm just doing this for Nora for she was there when I needed someone to comfort me in one of my most unhappy moments. I owe Nora a debt of gratitude.

Outside the venue, I noticed four young menm, one of them was holding a guitar. I went and asked if they're the Reo Bothers. Photo of followed and a short interview with the four young men before I went in the venue and meet Nora, Lyn and Brooke.

The REO Brothers Band is composed of four siblings — Reno (drums), Ralph (bass), RJ (lead guitar) and Raymart (rhythm guitar) Otic. 

They were self taught when it comes to playing guitars but it was their father who influenced them into singing. Their repertoire include hits from the 1960s, from The Beatles to Beach Boys and Elvis Presley.

They were originally from Leyte but were displaced from Tacloban when super typhoon Yolanda hit last November 2013. They moved in with a relative from Quezon City and was given a chance to start a new life with the help of Rannie Raymundo (owner of Primos Cusine and Lounge). The Reo Brothers performs at Primos every Tuesday.

Last December 2013, Reo Brothers debuted in a fundraiser organized by ABS-CBN. Last March 11, 2014, they were part of PinoyRelief Benefit Concert in US. The star-studded concert raised funds for Tacloban. Performers include Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Sanchez and Charice. Apl de Ap and recent Oscar awardee (composer) Robert Lopez. 

The siblings said,"di po namin maisip na ito ay mangyayari sa amin" (it's not something we expected to happen for us). 

What can I say? After hearing The Reo Brothers perform, Nora was right all along - they're good! 

I've never joined or supported any band in the past, now at 40, I'm proud to be a part of REOTICS (Official Supporting Group Of REO BROTHERS BAND)! 

Great to meet peeps from REOTICS (Official Supporting Group Of REO BROTHERS BAND)

Grabbed with permission from kang lhu at youtube

If you want see the Reo Brothers, visit Primos Cusine and Lounge - Mayflower St. The HUB, Greenfield District ( Formerly EDSA Central along Shaw Blvd. across Shangri La Plaza)
Mandaluyong.  Reservation is required, call (02) 584 2908.