May 18, 2019

Martell Chanteloup Philippine Launch

Martell Chanteloup Philippine Launch happened yesterday at Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle. It was headed by their speaker and ambassador, Mr. Jean Baptiste Gourvil, who flew all the way from Malaysia.

This cognac is made of eaux de vie from four of the most prestigious cognac cruz. It is carefully blended by the Martell cellar master from up to 450 rare eaux de vie. Each personality is developed creating an aromatic and sensory balance in this unique blend. This is an ultra prestige cognacs and has limited stocks in the Philippines, with a retail price at around P22,000 per bottle.

This cognac represents a brilliant tribute to a historic place experience Martell Chanteloup with your senses: to the eye: see a dark amber, attractive hue that catches the light on the house: opens with fresh stone-fruit aromas such as bush peach, apricot and floral notes. when swirled, it moves through candied fruit like orange and lemon towards dried fruits such as raisins, almonds and nuts. Martell Chanteloup perspective definitely makes a strong aroma through its complexity. in the mouth: at first, soft and light at the palate. it progressively enriched by candied and dried fruit notes with subtle hints of blackcurrant. the balanced tenor of these aromas puts together the structure, elegance and power that leaves a lingering spice finish in the mouth.

May 17, 2019


The other at The Residences at Greenbelt, ieskin launched in the Philippines their newest  product, mesoprotech. The event was highlighted by the presence of the ultra beautiful Dr. Lucia Lourdes Castro-Fores, who gave a comprehensive talk about this products and more,

mesoprotech is an innovative range of products offering the most advanced and complete sunscreen technology, providing protection against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB radiation, infrared radiation (IR) and visible light (HEV). Their formulas combine safety with effective antioxidant and antiaging action, favouring the production of collagen and avoiding skin photoaging. Dermatologically tested formulas. Water resistant.

For more details and know where to get mesoprotech sun protective range, 
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May 16, 2019

Blackberry is Back

“The Art of Particularity” press launch introduced two young and driven Filipinos to represent the BlackBerry KEY2 LE—the icon for all, which has become the preferred smartphone for the new generation and young leaders of tomorrow.

Simone Rota, a football star and humanitarian, he played for the Azkals and is now with Kaya. was not able to make it to the event because he has a game in Singapore. 

I came for this press launch for the second icon, whom I know personally to be a very friendly and pretty lady. She is Mela Sison Laxamana, Group Marketing Manager for Raintree Restaurants and Raintree Hospitality Group, currently handles 12 restaurants, five food parks, one hotel, and one household. This girl boss and icon for all is also known as a shoe-loving, cookie-eating lipstick junkie superstar. How does she manage to stay organized and productive? Mela shares, “With the help of my BlackBerry KEY2 LE, I’m able to get the job done.” She shares, “I specifically like the QWERTY feature because this makes me feel like I’m responding to my emails like I’m working on my laptop, and I get to respond in real time. This makes my work easier even when I’m out of the office.” Mela adds, “With my BlackBerry KEY2 LE, better workdays are at my fingertips!”

Both Mela and Simone agree that there are social phones for play and there’s the BlackBerry KEY2 LE—a productive work phone and indispensable tool of the trade to help you get things done efficiently. Indeed, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE is raising the bar to help you do more, different. Touch it. Feel it. Experience the rebirth of an icon Black is back with the launch of BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE.

Iconic design, reimagined Sleek and super modern, the KEY2 and KEY2 LE feature a diamond pattern, non-slip textured back, a 4.5- inch impact-resistant gorilla glass display, durable aluminum alloy frame, and the most intelligent BlackBerry keyboard ever. Redesigned with 20% larger keys and perfectly sculpted for more comfortable typing with the all-new speed key with 52 custom shortcuts, speeding you into action. Instead of just launching the clock, you can go straight to timer; instead of just opening your text messaging app you can go directly to composing a text message. The QWERTY keyboard is all about tactility and accuracy, not to mention that there’s just something uniquely satisfying when your fingertips glide over and hit those keys—unlike a glass keyboard which is prone to typographical errors, not to mention how difficult it is if not impossible to type without looking.

Take stunning photos with the BlackBerry’s dual rear camera with more control and better image quality, truly an impressive 12MP photo experience. Unsurpassed level of security and enhanced privacy you can control The BlackBerry’s locker is a private app you can access only through your fingerprint or password. You can store anything here and these will stay invisible to outside apps. Locker can also block screenshots and screen recorders. Putting your sensitive documents and apps like your banking app in the locker give them an added layer of security. Within locker is Firefox Focus for private browsing that blocks unwanted ads and automatically deletes your browsing history when you exit. A quick three-finger swipe on the screen gives you the privacy shade, a “peep-hole” feature you can use to read sensitive documents in public without worrying that your neighbors may see. You can even use your thumbprint to snap and save photos directly to locker where all your other secret stuff is. This fingerprint sensor is found right on the space bar, which is a smart way of maximizing space. With such advanced security and privacy features, and regular updates that protect it from the latest threats, no wonder the new BlackBerry has been touted as the most secure phone for 2019 by

Designed for those who want to do more, the KEY2 has up to two days of battery life. Whenever you need a boost, just use the quick-charge 3.0 and you can go from zero to 50% in only 36 minutes. The smartphone’s BlackBerry Hub puts all your notifications in one place so you can stay organized and productive, instead of jumping between multiple apps. The built-in Android Experiences like Google Playstore, Google Lens, and Google Assistant give you everything. Switching is easy!

Interested to make the switch? The transition couldn’t be easier. With Android’s straightforward set-up process, all you need to do is install the device’s switch app on your old phone which is wirelessly connected to your BlackBerry and everything will get transferred. Connect to data log-in using your Google Account, select your preferences, and then start enjoying your new BlackBerry!

#BlackIsBack #DoMoreDifferent #AllDayAllNight #IconIsBack #IconicFilipino #IconForAll

May 15, 2019

Isabelle Daza-Semblat for Pigeon Safety Alert in the Digital Age

Having been a fan of Gloria Diaz since a young kid, it is no wonder I am also a fan of her daughter, Isabelle, who's now Isabelle Daza-Semblat and a first time mom.

At Cibo in Powerplant Mall, Isabelle Daza-Semblat headed Pigeon Safety Alert in the Digital Age, where talk on childcare, parenting, health and nutrition were discussed by invited guests, doctors, Isabelle herself.  Parents, teachers, media and mall goers took part in an engaging round table discussion on modern parenting presented by Pigeon.

Some of the topics discussed at the event were handling a newborn, safety starts the minute you leave the hospital, understanding the ingredients - what’s harmful and what’s not in baby products, breastfeeding, child development, bonding with baby, pros and cons of introducing technology to a young kid, and how do you make technology be a positive influence to your child’s development.

Baby products that ensure the safety of the children were highlighted, namely, Europe’s first car seat brand, Maxi-Cosi, Pigeon Honeycomb Breast Pads, Safety 1st’s U-pressure auto fit gates with Securetech technology and even when you’re bathing your baby, Safety 1st’s Custom Care Modular Bathing, Quinny Zapp Flex Stroller, Pigeon Liquid Cleanser, and baby care products like the Newborn Pure.

Among the guests speakers are Maye Yao Co Say, Chief Operating Officer of RichwellPhils. Group of Companies – Distributor of branded children for products –Pigeon baby products, Safety 1st, Crayola Toys, Elle and more. She also serves as Director of the Philippine Association of National Advertisers, a Columnist at Business Mirror. She is a graduate of BS Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University and Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Asian Institute of Management, and a mom of 2 kids, Meagan and Marcus.

Teacher Tanya Velasco, an early childhood educator and a RIE®   Practicum™ Student. She graduated with a degree in Family Life and Child Development from UP Diliman and received her M.A. in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. She is a preschool teacher, a facilitator of parent-infant/toddler classes and educates parents about respectful parenting starting from pregnancy until post-birth through seminars. When she's not in the classroom, Teacher Tanya is enjoying her primary role as a wife to her husband Mike and as a mom, to her daughters, Ellie and Julia.

Ma. Celi M. Rico-Tantianpact, General Pediatrician specializing in Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric residency training: Makati Medical Center, Sub specialty training in Pediatric Dermatology: KK Children's Hospital, Singapore. She currently holds clinic and consultant staff of Department of Pediatrics, Makati Medical Center. She is a new mom to a 4-month old baby girl.

Bernice V. Quiros-Tan, MD, FPOGS, shetook her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Makati Medical Center. She currently practices in Taguig and Pateros area.

Georges Ramirez is a veteran race car driver and instructor as well as a Senior Editor of C! Magazine.

Art Samaniego, Jr., is Manila Bulletin's resident geek and recognized as one of the country's go-to-guy for anything technology related. At present, he embraces the advocacy that fights fake and unverified news while keeping a close watch on cyber security. He is still human but ask tech and he shall answer.

Make sure to watch out for the next Parenting on the Move child care event from Richwell Phils. Inc. and be part of this worthwhile advocacy.

Pigeon, Quinny and Maxi-Cosi are exclusively distributed by Richwell Phils. Inc. Enjoy exclusive promotions on participating Safety Alert items when you visit Baby Company.

Make sure to "Like" them on Facebook: Pigeon Philippines, QuinnyPhils, Maxicosiphils and follow them on Instagram: pigeonbabyPH, quinny_phils, maxicosiPH to stay updated on product and brand updates for better parenting.

May 9, 2019

Silka Seaview Hotel Review

I found Silka Seaview Hotel when I Googled "hotel near night market and toy shops". I booked it via Agoda at less than P3,000 with no breakfast. I have stayed in Kowloon and Mongkok area in the past but I am not familiar with Yau Ma Tei District, where Silka Seaview Hotel is located.

I am happy I booked this hotel because I made my husband happy because it is an easy walking distance to The Secret Base of Hot Toys and  In's Mall where John bought Gundam.

Coming from Macau, we took a bus and MTR to reach Silka in about an hour, including the time we got lost looking for this hotel. Though we got lost, it is actually very easy to find. It is a 30-minute drive from Hong Kong International Airport. Located in the Yau Ma Tei District, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from Yau Ma Tei MTR Station. It offers easy access to Mongkok, Nathan Road and Tsim Sha Tsui, where shops of various items abound.

Victoria Harbour can actually be seen from the top rooms. I like the location of this hotel but the front desk staff are not friendly. The room is too small with old bedding. They offer free wifi but I didn't get to try if it has fast connecting ability because I used my rented pocket wifi. Our room was not cleaned very well because we found used plastic bottle a used paper bag in the side table drawer. The  mini fridge also smelt bad.

Although they have a complimentary local area shuttle, we didn't get to utilize it because we decided to enjoy our walking tour of Nathan and Mongkok areas.

The front desk people should be replaced by the housekeeping staff because the two lady housekeeping staff we met are far more suited welcoming tired and confused travellers with their friendly and warm attitude.

Address: 250 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2782 0882

May 8, 2019

Contis Marquee Mall Ribbon Cutting and Blessing

John and I were in Macau during Contis Marquee Mall  Ribbon Cutting and Blessing last May 8,2019 but we would no want to miss the fun so we sent our beautiful nieces to cover for this blog and Jampacked Lifestyle.

Pampanga City is now invaded extensive mouth-watering menu such as, salmon, roast beef in muchroom sauce a thinly slice beef perfectly paired with butter vegetables, pies chicken ala king kiev and garlic sotanghon.

Contis is dubbed as the famous home of the mango bravo is now in it's newest domain, Central Luzon offering the kapampangans another go to place that can satisfy their cravings.

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#ManganTanaSaContisPampanga #ContisMarqueeMall  #ILoveMangoBravo

May 7, 2019

Ole London Hotel Review

Before booking at any hotels in Macau, I read hundreds of review to check which is the nearest in Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul's because these two spots were at my priority list to be visited.

Among the many reviews, Ole London Hotel had the most number of positive comments so I booked it via Truth to tell, this hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the nearest bus stop, 5 to 8 minutes walk to  Senado Square and a 12-minute walk from the Ruins of St. Paul's.

Though the room may be small, I like that they have fast and strong wifi, clean bathroom, easy to manage hot and cold water heater, near the city center; shopping, sightseeing, restaurants;  friendly and professional staff·; and a delicious buffet breakfast.

I'd like to commend Bill, of the Front Desk, who's very accommodating. We stayed in this hotel for two nights, May 7 to 9.

Though I like this hotel, I will have to check the final bill on my credit card becaus eat, I'm supposed to pay  HKD460.01 + hkd46 tax, I think I was charged HKD605 per day. I'll update this post once I get my credit card billing.

May 1, 2019

Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate

Every time I see nuns my heart leaps with joy because at point in time, when I was a little girl, I contemplated on being one of them. 

At our recent Taal Volcano Trek, John and I met Sister Frances, Sister Nympha and the rest of Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate. They were happy bunch of sisters enjoying the beautiful scenery while praying for the intentions of the people they are praying for.

The quick chit-chat with them turned into a family retreat when we visited them last Saturday at Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Formation House located in Talisay, Batangas. We actually just came home this afternoon. We stayed with them for 2 nights and 2 days. We were able to join them in their evening prayer, Sunday Mass, breakfast, lunch, dinner. They even toured us to Ambon Ambon Falls where we had a picnic for lunch. 

During their recreational night, John and the kids played Slipper Game (the rule of the game is much like soccer except that they use slipper instead of a ball.

On our last night, Julia, Rafael and Juan helped in making Turmeric Powder. Before we went back home, they gave us fruits and ginataang isda to bring home.

We've been to many places, met a lot of people, the experience we had staying with sisters is one we will never forget.

If you or any one you know have the desire to be a sister or nun, feel free to message then directly in Facebook/Messenger.