Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SMDC Run 2018!

Calling all runners!

This coming February 25, 2018, SM Development Corporation will be holding the SMDC Run at SM Mall of Asia. Featuring a 5k (Php600), 10k (Php700) and 21k (Php950) event distance.

You may also register in-store at the following Chris Sports Outlets:

- Megamall

- North Edsa

- Market Market

- SM BF Sucat

- SM Mall if Asia

- Glorietta

Race kits are available upon registration.

Register now before slots run out! http://bit.ly/SMDCRun2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Vivo celebrates Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this 2018, Vivo launched a special photo contest but first involving a few well-known lifestyle bloggers for a first taste. Held last February 3 and 4 at Binondo in Manila, Vivo invited 18 lifestyle bloggers forn eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world. Bloggers were asked to capture photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole.  Bloggers enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: the 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics. The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216x6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. Lastly, bloggers were able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out.

The two-day Binondo photowalk with the bloggers was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

Lifestyle blogger, Rhea Bue and Katt Valdez

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14.  Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year-inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns.

CNY Winner Angela Palacio

The lifestyle bloggers who joined the Vivo CNY Photowalk were: (February 3) Ana Gonzales, Rhea Gonzales, Katt Valdez, Myke Soon, Ryan San Juan, Cristelle Torres, John Bueno, Paul Chuapoco, and Yuki Tansengco; (February 4) Ed Uy, Jeman Villanueva, Justin Montas, Jerhwin Hernandez, Nikole Maturan, Anthony Neilson, Collen Vidal, Louie Denver, and Slyve Sy. Vivo influencers also helped promote the CNY Photo Contest through their Instagram accounts: KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, Darren Espanto, Joyce Pring, Tony Labrusca, and Sassa Dagdag.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Century Tuna Seperbods Ageless 2018 mechanics

Are you healthy? Are you sexy? Are you Superbod? Be part of Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018!

For the first time ever in this most awaited bi-annual event, the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 search features two exciting categories with 36 finalists: 20 finalists in the 18-37 years old category and 16 finalists in the 38-50 years old category. Yes, you heard it right!  This year’s Superbods search, truly summer’s hottest event, will now also welcome ageless participants in its bid to prove that, indeed, you can still be fit, sexy, and beautiful regardless of age.

One male and female for each category will be declared this year's Superbods and Century Tuna's next image models, winning Php50,000 each plus other exciting perks.

  1. Open to male and female with Filipino heritage.
  2. Age limit : 18-37 years old (Superbods) and 38 to 50 years old (Ageless).
  3. Height requirement : must be at least 5'7 for men and 5'4 for women (and or above).
  4. Physically Fit
  5. Pleasing Personality
  6. Np prior endorsements from any competing brand
  8. No prior record of public misdemeanor.
  9. Must be available on the following dates: 
  • February 25, 2018 - Final callback
  • March 3, 2018 - Grooming of the finalist
  • March 4, 2018 - Workshop
  • March 5, 2018 - Photoshoot
  • March 15, 2018 - Press launch
  • March 19, 2018 - Superbods Ageless Ultimate Challenge
  • April 2, 2018 - Zalora Fitting
  • April 7, 2018 - Zalora Fashion Show
  • April 8, Superbods Day (marathon and fitness party)
  • April 10 to 11, 2018 - Offsite Rehearsals for Finals Night
  • April 12, Finals Night
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Most Recent photo (1 head shot and 1 full body)
  3. Three (3) pcs. Century Tuna label
  4. Filled-up application form
  5. Swimwear (two-piece for female and board shorts for male)

GoSee Schedules:
  • February 11, 2018 -- SEDA Hotel, Davao city (10am -5pm)
  • February 17, 2018 -- Gold's Gym, Ayala Center Cebu
  • February 18 and 24, 2018 -- Manila (venue to follow)

For inquiries and registration, feel free to contact Apple Marabe-Cuenca at 0917-702-1894

So go ahead, conquer yourself! Show them what you got in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018. This is made possible by Cove Manila, Philipps, Indesit, Mabe, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, and Chevrolet.

For more details, updates on events, and registration, you may visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centurytuna

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Unlock the secrets of Wakanda at SM Cinema

To celebrate the theatrical release of Marvel Studio's Black Panther in cinemas from February 14, SM Cinema gives Marvel fans a sneak peek into the kingdom of the Black Panther, Wakanda. Visitors can check out an immersive experience, "The Secrets of Wakanda" in select SM malls.

Step into "The Secrets of Wakanda" and be welcomed by the entrance arch, signaling the crossover into Wakanda. A few more steps in and fans will get a glimpse of the mystical metal Vibranium in the Vibranium cave. The controversial mineral, which is also contained in Captain America's shield, has allowed Wakanda to take huge steps in technology, making the kingdom a target for enemies who envy its Vibranium resources. Wakanda is fiercely protected by the Black Panther and the Warriors of Wakanda. Visitors can check out a gallery inspired by the soldiers' traditional yet hi-tech outfits.

Cap off your tour of Wakanda by paying tribute to their leader, T' Challa, more known as the Black Panther. Fans will get the chance to take photos with a life-sized figurine of the Black Panther. 

The Secrets of Wakanda arrived at the SM Mall of Asia last January 26 and will travel to SM East Ortigas on February 8, SM City Fairview on February 22 and SM City San Lazaro on March 8. There will also be retail areas for fans to purchase Wakanda-inspired apparel.

To make your Marvel movie experience more exciting, SM Cinema gives away a free popcorn treat when you buy your tickets online. Free popcorn can be availed by the first 1000 people per day from February 14 to 16, 2018 and valid in SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM Megamall.

Catch Marvel's Black Panther arrives at IMAX and SM Cinema branches nationwide on February 14. Book your tickets now through the new website www.smcinema.com or for an even more convenient experience, get the SM Cinema app and win tickets to the advance movie screening. Download the SM Cinema app now through the App store and Google play. Stay tuned to @sm_cinema on social media for more information.

Shawarma Bros and their new line of menu

Shawarma craze is definitely here in the metro. And one of the most popular is now gradually growing in the metro that started from food truck, Shawarma Bros. The name is from founder's identity as bonded brothers (Atenista). 

Shawarma Bros recently launched their new line of menu and it's really good. I find it very affordable and if you're craving for shawarma/shawarma rice this is the perfect spot for you. My kids enjoyed their Broyo shake, plain yoghurt shake. 

Shawarma wrap, French nine inch pita bread bearhugged around a mound of fresh greens onion salad, tomato salsa and chicken/beef/beef kabab 

Brotato Fries, Persian fries loaded with meat and greens, Php189

Persian Fried Honey Butter Chicken, savory Biryani rice fresh greens and deep fried honey butter chicken, php169 (1-pc), php249 (2-pcs), php179 (Chick n Fries)

Beefy Papa kabab, php 179

Bro's Beef Shawarma Rice, php169

Bronana Rice Pudding, creamy chilled Persian-spiced rice pudding, salted caramel and crushed peanuts

Come and visit Shawarma Bros branches;

BGC Stopover, BGC, Taguig
Venice Grand Canal, McKinley Hill, Taguig
U.P Town Center, Katipunan, Quezon city

To order via Honestbee, click here 

For delivery, call 212-1212 and deliveries within BGC, call 0945-3119826 and McKinley via 0995-4437668

Australia’s most-loved dessert café, Gelare is now in the Philippines

Do you know that the regular ice cream that we grew up with contains 50% air while famous Gelatos that we have been introduced contains 25% air? Then here comes Geláre Ice cream that is airless! 

Geláre is Australia’s most-loved dessert café. It was founded in Australia in 1986 and has been tantalizing palates for over 20 years and counting. Presently, it continuous to capture the society’s penchant for gourmet dessert in Perth and Brisbane, Australia.  And now Geláre landed in the Philippines with its flagship store in Uptown, BGC with its serene interior perfect for relaxation. A place where you can just leave all your stress behind and savor some guilty pleasures.

From melt-in-the-mouth gourmet ice cream and warm golden waffles, to vegan desserts and light hearty breakfasts, Geláre dessert restaurants are trusted for nothing less than a sweet and savory taste sensation.

Geláre is an Italian word that means “to freeze” or “congeal”, which is the final step in the ice cream making process. Geláre offers 24 staple ice cream flavors to choose from with notable flavors like: Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup and Honey Malt.
They also have 5 flavors of Vegan and Halal certified ice cream such as Banana Caramel Swirl, Lychee Lane Sorbet, Mango Passion Sorbet, Lemon Lime Sorbet and hang on matcha lovers out there, Matcha Green Tea.
Making it more exciting is Gelare’s waffle which can be enjoyed both sweet and savory. It comes with a perfect crisp on the outside yet light and fluffy on the inside. For simple pleasures, it can be enjoyed with its rich buttercream topping or add a little excitement with a scoop of any ice cream flavor of your choice to make it à la mode. Or better yet, pair your waffles with Egg benedicts for those ovum lovers.

Those who crave for more tangible protein can go for their Waffle with Buttermilk Chicken; Juicy chicken fillet that’s battered and deep fried to perfection. They also have waffle with Sliced Beef & Gravy; richly flavored and tender, this thinly sliced sirloin is a sure bet.

Craving for java? Fret not, as Geláre offers a robust coffee experience whether hot or cold. They also offer to-die-for Affogato customizable with your choice of ice cream flavor.
For non-coffee drinkers, you will definitely thirst for their smoothies such as Mango Mango and Merry Berries. And hey if you want to go all-out, why not try their Rich Milk shakes with your choice of ice cream.
At Geláre, there is no limit to your imagination. Head on to Geláre at the 3rd level, Uptown BGC and be creative. A branch in Nuvali is opening soon! Watch out for more updates on Geláre on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GelarePH/.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Celebrating a Legacy Built on Science and Love JOHNSON’S® celebrates its 125th year through year-long Special activities and promotions

JOHNSON’S® has been pioneering and setting global standards in baby skin care for families globally since many can remember. This year marks a special milestone as JOHNSON’S® celebrates 125 years with a series of activities to celebrate its legacy in creating a safer world for babies and their families in the Philippines.

“JOHNSON’S® 125-year legacy is our dedication to giving our best for mothers and babies,” shares Ms. Bessie Colet Campillo, Johnson’s Marketing Manager. “Just as mothers learn from babies, so does Johnson’s. We understand what great lengths mothers go through to give their best for their babies, and that is the same effort we emulate in all the products we develop.  Our products have always been some of the most rigorously tested and safe, globally, and created specifically to care for a baby’s unique needs,” she adds.

 “A baby’s needs are very much different than our own. Each sense, from sight to touch, and through all the moments of play and exploration that our babies go through as they develop, are opportunities to nurture their happy and healthy development. All these moments are also opportunities for us to empower parents to maximize bonding with their babies to nurture the best development possible,” she concludes.

In celebration of all the lives JOHNSON’S® has had the privilege to touch, and in honor of all the mothers in the Philippines, the brand has lined up various activities and programs starting January 25, 2018. This will be kicked off with the 125 Years Anthem Video to be launched on Facebook and YouTube on January 25 showcasing Johnson’s dedication throughout the years, followed by a series of online initiatives, special promotions in-store and in e-commerce, as well as on-ground efforts and events to celebrate with every Filipino mom who has grown up with the brand.

Truly at the heart of the JOHNSON’S® Brand is the commitment to helping create a world made better for moms and babies. All the activities of the brand for 2018 aim to continue building on the vision and legacy of leaving the world better for the benefit of the nation’s babies, and to give back to the families whose lives they have had the privilege of being a part of over the years. This also comes with great commitment to continue to always give their best care for years to come.

For more information and updates on the Johnson’s 125 Years Campaign, please visit the brand’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonsBabyPhilippines.