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Saturday, November 9, 2019

MANILA HOTEL : Christmas House and Big Bear


One could feel Manila Hotel's Christmas vibe upon entering its grandiose doors. 



Everyone is free to come and visit Manila Hotel. But of course you have to go through security checks everytime you visit. 



You could have your photos taken at every nook and corners because Manila Hotel is very Instagrammable❤️




Since October we're here almost everyday because my brother goes to Manila Hotel's health club. 



We chance upon Manila Hotel's president, former Senator Joey Lina tonight together with Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. 



I wanted a selfie with the former president but I am too shy to ask her for a photo plus her bodyguard looks like a tiger, lol. Someday perhaps. Her son Datu Arroyo used to be the congressman in my Mom's hometown. Plus, she's the guest speaker during my college graduation. GMA is very industrious a very loving mom and wife, a very good teacher and economist. 



Big Santa Bear at Manila Hotel's lobby. 




Another photo with the big Santa Bear



Manila Hotel at night. 


I love Christmas time! ❤️ The Manila Hotel facade is adorned by white lanterns (parol) 😍🏩



Friday, November 8, 2019


I am so excited about Shopee's upcoming sale!  Christmas is fast approaching and Shopee who happens to be the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia will save me from traffic. I can't wait to complete my Christmas shopping list in the comforts of my home. If you don't have an internet connection don't worry be happy sagot ka ni Shopee!  Shopee will hold its first-ever televised show, entitled Shopee 11.11 BIG CHRISTMAS SALE to be aired at GMA 7 on November 10, 2019. 



The star-studded show will feature performances by popular GMA stars, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista, in an exciting live countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on November 11, 2019.



Jose Mari Chan's latest Christmas jingle which he composed specifically for Shopee will also be featured. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, 

“Christmas is an important holiday for Filipinos, and we are thrilled to kickstart the celebrations in the biggest way possible with our very first televised Christmas concert, the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special. With this, we hope to deepen engagement with our users by bringing them closer to their favorite stars and brands, and also to foster the festive spirit in the Philippines. We invite everyone to join in the excitement on 10 November as we count down together to our 11.11 Big Christmas Sale".



Key highlights of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special

● Debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle: Catch a live performance of the new Shopee Christmas jingle by Jose Mari Chan, which was exclusively composed for this year’s festive season. 
● Star-studded show: Watch top celebrities such as Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista perform all-time favorite Christmas songs. Also, enjoy special guest appearances by Gabbi Garcia, Lani Missalucha, Julie Anne San Jose and many more popular homegrown stars.
● Over ₱11 million worth of prizes, deals, and discounts including a house and lot: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes including a Rusi Mojo 200 motorcycle, Toyota Fortuner, and a house and lot from Avida by tuning in to 3 special Shopee Shake sessions during the program.
● Score amazing deals and vouchers: Enjoy amazing discounts of up to 70% from leading brands like Unilever, Pampers, Maybelline, Anker, and Perfetti van Melle during the show.

Exciting promotions, giveaways and  discounts on November 11

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will culminate on November 11 with exciting promotions including:

● All-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend.
● Up to 90% off deals: Score up to 90% off deals during the finale of Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A. Consumers can also get the HUG 32” LED TV LT32, and the Rapoo V600 Gamepad XB360; both available at only ₱11.
● 12-hour non-stop live stream: Look forward to non-stop challenges and vouchers during the exclusive 12-hour Shopee Live session from 12 noon to 12 midnight, and watch out for five iPhone 11 giveaways. 
● Exciting giveaways via Shopee Shake and Shopee Catch: Stand a chance to win from a pool of 2 million Shopee coins and an iPhone 11 by playing Shopee Shake. Shopee will also be upsizing its latest Shopee Catch, with a total of 6 game sessions and a 1 million coin pool to be won. 
● Exclusive deals from leading brands: Shop exclusive deals from leading brands such as Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei. 
● Special promotions from industry players: Get an additional 12% off when checking out with a Metrobank card. Also, enjoy two months’ worth of load for free when buying Cignal Ultimate Prepaid HD at only ₱2,290 during the sale.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at https://www.shopee.ph/1111. 

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Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment
Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ramon Magsaysay Center:Bloggers, Vloggers & Entrepreneurs Inspire Life


"Our primary purpose in life is to help and inspire others" 



Bloggers, Vloggers & Entrepreneurs Inspire Life in a small gathering held at Donburimix Ramon Magsaysay Basement, Ramon Magsaysay Center Roxas Boulevard corner Quintos Street Malate, Manila

Many of us don't have an inkling what is really our primary purpose in life up until this very moment. Lucky are those people like ate Juliet Zapanta Cruz and the entrepreneurs who presented their businesses at the Vloggers explore Manila event. Why?  Primarily because they are so passionate about helping others through their respective businesses. 

Others say that one should never do business with friends. Because the friends you treasure might turn into an enemy because of some business issues that might hurt the friendship along the way. 

Is it alright to do business with friends? Know the answer by watching the video below:


During the event these businessmen unselfishly shared their ups and downs. Including their own experiences when they were starting out both here in the Philippines and abroad. They tirelessly answered all the questions thrown their way. 

I also learned that it was also the very first time that the vloggers had the opportunity to meet each other personally. Happy to have met some of you guys and gals. I am too old and too shy to mingle and meet everyone but I treasure those who took the time to get to know me when I was sitting by my lonesome in the table near the food and drinks section ha ha ha! #AlamNaThis joke. I only ate California Maki (my favorite) and one milk tea 'coz I am on a diet. I learned a lot from you guys! Grabe! Saludo ako sa galing at pagtutulungan ninyo at sa pagbibigay ninyong vlogging tips sa akin. Sa uulitin. Thank you guys! I really appreciate your help and inputs sa tulad ko na walang alam at masasabing newbie sa editing at vlogging. 

MG Pineda of Bacolod is very nice and provided entertainment to the delight of everyone. She is a resident in Australia and a business owner/singer rolled into one. Thank you, Mg! We had so much fun listening to your wonderful voice.

Ate Juliet Zapanta Cruz wears so many hats. She is a very good emcee, wife, mother, entrepreneur, blogger now also a Vlogger and a talent manager. She never ceases to amaze me!  ❤️ Thank you so much for the opportunity to be inspired. 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

RUSSIA: Free E-Visa For Filipino Passport Holders


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We, Filipinos can now visit Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region with a free e-visa for a stay of up to eight (8) days.

Russia recently announced that it will offer the e-visa privilege for Filipinos to enter Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region starting October 1, 2019.

The e-visa is free and is a single-entry visa, which will be valid for 30 days from the date it is issued. Filipinos with an e-visa are allowed to stay in the Russian Federation for up to 8 days, starting from the day of entry and within the visa's validity period.

The visa's validity and number of days allowed in the country cannot be extended, the Russian government said. The allowed period of 8 days, it added, will start at midnight of the day of entry through passport control and not the actual time of passage.

Reminder for travelers: Russia also reminded travelers that they should leave the country "only through checkpoints of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation which they entered."

Foreigners who enter Russia with e-visas are also required to have medical insurance valid in Russia for the entire period of their stay.

How to apply: 


Filipinos interested in applying for the e-visa must fill out an application on this website no later than 4 days before their expected arrival date.

E-visa issuance notifications will be posted here no later than 4 days after applications are submitted. Invitations, hotel confirmations, and other travel documents confirming the purpose of travel are not required for the application, according to the Russian government.

E-visas are only valid for the following travel purposes:



  • Ordinary business visa
  • Ordinary tourist visa
  • Ordinary humanitarian visa (purposes of journey are sports, cultural, scientific, and technological ties)
If the purpose of travel falls outside these categories, individuals are expected to apply for a traditional visa at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation.

Whenever I hear the word "Russia" I can't help but remember the 007 movie "From Russia with love" Well, all I can say now is that this free e-visa is a gift from Russia with Love.(no Pun intended)

Enjoy!


Saturday, July 27, 2019

AYALA MALL MARIKINA : How to Commute


How to commute to Ayala Mall Marikina

Coming from the South or North of Manila the easiest way is either via MRT or LRT to Cubao. 

In front of Gateway Cubao there is a UV express terminal.  One is going to Parang and the other one is SSS Marikina. 

Select SSS Marikina. Fare is Php30 (Thirty Pesos) tell the driver that you'll get down in Meralco. 



When you alight, jump in on one of the yellow trikes in the area and tell the trike driver that you're going to #AyalaMallMarikina fare is Php20

Usually the trike are only up to the entrance of Mercury DrugStore. 

Happy commuting! 


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Parisian Macao


The day that I watch "Lovers in Paris" is the day that I wish to go and visit the city of love, Paris also known as the City of Lights. Paris is at the heart of romance, and the Eiffel Tower is at the heart of Paris.

The Parisian Macao, views of the city and hotel await each visitor to the Observation Decks on levels 7 and 37.


Photo: Dr. Cha Tan

My cousin and her family went recently to Macao and had a wonderful stay at Parisian Macao.  

I wish to visit Macao soon.  My brother and I spent one Christmas there a long time ago and had not come back since because of several reasons. But seeing my cousin's recent vacation in Macao had enticed me to visit Macao soon.


Sunday, June 2, 2019

BANANA BOAT SIMPLY PROTECT – Protection for the Skin and the Environment


BANANA BOAT SIMPLY PROTECT – Protection for the Skin and the Environment!

We Filipinos love asia novela. I personally love "Running man" and "Goblin". One thing that attracts me to these K-programs are their glass like-skin and youthful look.  Did you know that their secret to their youthful glow is proper sunscreen! UV Radiation is a constant danger indoors as well as outside. While it's understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too

In fact, if you're working near a window, chances are you could be exposed to UV rays. The sun emits two types of UV rays that can reach us: UVB rays, which cause sunburns, and UVA rays, which cause premature aging
So we must make it a habit to always use sunblock even inside our homes. 

We should also make it a point to use products that does not only protect but also preserve the environment as much as possible. As you all know the market is flooded with skin care that is detrimental to the environment. 

GOOD NEWS!  Now you can protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and protect the environment as well.  Impossible?  Not anymore – thanks to Banana Boat Simply Protect.

BANANA BOAT, the brand synonymous to skin protection just elevated the playing field to a new level with this latest sunscreen lotion – the Banana Boat Simply Protect. 


BANANA BOAT SIMPLY PROTECT provides SPF50+ broad spectrum of UVA/UVB protection.  It is made with 25% fewer ingredients making the phrase “Less is More“ literally appropriate for the product.  It is very light on the skin because it is formulated with no additional fragrances and oils and stays on skin in 7 conditions – sun, heat, wind, pool water, ocean water, sweat and sand.

Banana Boat Simply Protect also replaced Oxybenzone and Parabens – ingredients that are said to create cellular damage in coral reefs with natural ingredients that are safe and effective in filtering out the sun’s harmful rays but are environmental friendly.

“ Banana Boat Simply Protect is a product that gives maximum sun screen protection with very minimal ingredients, making it safe for everyone in the family. It is also  micro-plastic free and does not contain Oxybenzone and Parabens making it safe for the environment as well “ said Maricel Quevedo, Banana Boat Brand Manager.

In the Philippines, Banana Boat Simply Protect comes in three (3) variants - the Simply Protect Sports, designed for those who enjoy active outdoor lifestyle. Simply Protect Kids for kids 4 years old and above, Simply Protect Baby for babies 6 months to 3 years old.  Both variants are sting-free and tear-free product made mild and gentle enough even for the most delicate and sensitive skin.

Simply Protect Sports and Simply Protect Kids are available in both Aerosol Spray and Lotion forms while Simply Protect Baby is available in the same lightweight lotion form.

Banana Boat Simply Protect is a product that it is highly recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation when it comes to protection against harmful rays of the sun.

Banana Boat Simply Protect is a global brand manufactured by Edgewell Personal Care and being imported, marketed and distributed in the Philippines by Getz Healthcare. 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

LE VILLAGE RESTROOM



Yes, you've read it right. This post is about Le Village's restroom.

My brother and I had visited this place in several occasions already. And their high ceiling restroom is the one that left a huge impression on me. 





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