Just a week ago, I was in Kota Kinabalu courtesy of Zest Air and Tourism Malaysia and Fleishman Hillard Philippines. One of the favorite activity we did at our Kota Kinabalu Tour was the trip to Mari Mari Cultural Heritage Village where we had a taste of the Old Sabah culture, taste, feel, sight and sound. FYI: Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah, Malaysia.
Eat before you pray, that was what people from my decade used to do. But now, its shoot before you eat!
Its really crazy and amazing where the digital age has taken all of us. According to Mashable, food related photos—preparing the food, fresh from the oven/caserole, devouring the food and even the aftermath — rates highest on the most favorite photo subject on Instagram. I am sure you are as guilty as I am with regards to this addicting virtual food sharing.
Personally, I can’t help it sometimes, because it is either the food I am about to devour is so picture perfect, or because the food I just consumed is so delicious that I just have to let everyone know about it so they can maybe include it on their menu to try the next time to go on a food trip.
Yesterday was one of my most epic day to date because I finally met one of the world’s fashion icon and Hollywood A-Lister Sarah Jessica Parker up-close and personal. I was able to shook her hand and hug her tight and had a few exchanges with her. Thanks to SM Aura Premiere opening day (May 15, 2013) for inviting her to come to the Philippines and become the new face of SM Store! Yes, Ms. SJP she is SM Store’s brand ambassador now! How cool can SM and the Philippines get by having such one of the Hollywood A-Lister endorse a Filipino mall right?
HPV (human papilloma virus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in both men and women which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer afflicting women worldwide with about 500,000 new cases and 250,000 deaths each year. In the Philippines, an estimated 12 Filipino women die due to cervical cancer each day.
Because of that, the DOH and MSD, along with medical societies Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of the Philippines (SGOP) and Philippine Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (PSCPC), continued their partnership to give FREE cervical cancer screening to women aged 30-40 years old in 58 DOH-retained hospitals nationwide. The free cervical screening will be available for the whole month of May.
The Cervical Cancer Awareness Month campaign is now on it’s 6th year with this years theme as “Babae, Mahalaga Ka!”
Nyung ha se yo!
Two weeks ago, I was invited by Pop Talk, a TV show at QTV Channel 11, to join them for a trip around three most popular Korean communities in Metro Manila where you can find a bulk of Korean food places and hang-outs and give my opinion about them if the place is Pop or Not. Meaning if I recommend the place or not. This episode will be aired tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10PM at QTV11 Philippine free channel.
So, as not to preempt the show, I will just give you the highlights of our “Little Korea in Metro Manila” field trip. We went to three key Korean communities namely:
I was with the host Tonypet Gaba, with actress Chynna Ortaleza and our resident Korean Eugene Cho . In this collage pic you can also see Joanna the executive producer.
Update: Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013 Complete Show Schedule
WEDNESDAY.05 / 22 / 2013
Hall 3, SMX Convention Center
THE SM STORE
SM LADIES’ FASHION
Hall 3, SMX Convention Center
And the winner of the contest for a pair of tickets to the SM Ladies Fashion show for the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013 show is:
Gina May Mungcal!
I will send you an email soon on how to claim prize.
See you at the PhFashion Week Holiday 2013 show on Wednesday, May 22, 2013!
To the rest, thanks for joining, please continue visiting my blog for upcoming promotions.
Stay gorgeous everyone!
I am dumbfounded over this Twitter feedback I got on May 19, 2013 at exactly 9PM. As TattooBroadband out of nowhere tagged me on a Tweet saying I am nominated for the Best Social Media Movement at the #TattAwards2013!
But then again, other thoughts came rushing through my head :
- Who nominated me?
- Why did he/she nominate me?
- What did I say or do online to merit such nomination?
I would like to know who nominated me and personally thank her for thinking of me as someone who have influenced her via social media.
Honestly, being nominated, even if I will not make it to the final shortlisted nominee is a great honor already. Because I know somewhere, somehow, somebody is learning from me and think I have an impact in their lives. I am moved!
I am also flattered to find out the names of the other people nominated in the same category of Best Social Media Movement ; Angel Locsin, Ana Posa, When In Manila and Flow Galindez . This is such an honor!
Just in case I make the big cut of the Top 5 nominees for this category, would you vote for me? If you will can you tell me what kind of influence did I give you online? Thanks so much in advance!
Stay gorgeous everyone!
Last May 15, 2013, H2O Plus The Science of Marine Skin Care, launched their first store at SM Aura Premiere The SM Store at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. H2O Plus offers an extensive collection of skin care products that deeply hydrate, protect and revitalize skin. Their products boasts of unique marine-based concept, H2O Plus combines water “plus” marine extract, its exclusive Sea Mineral Complex and advanced skincare technology to reveal remarkably fresh, younger-looking skin.
To celebrate H2O Plus coming in Manila, they are giving away this Exclusive H2O Plus Beauty Bag with Travel Deluxe Travel Sizes products to those who will purchase products worth Php6,500 at their SM Aura Premiere store.
- Face Oasis Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser 30ml
- Aquafirm + Micro-Cllagen Moisturizer 10ml deluxe jar
- Sea Results Eye Mender Plus 4ml
- Aqualibrium Dual-Action Eye Makeu-Up Remover 30ml
A gift value worth of Php2,800.00!
I can’t wait to try these products out. You may expect a review in the following weeks.
Stay gorgeous everyone!
There’s no other word to describe this dress but epic. I have worn it in two separate occasion this month and where I’ve worn it and who I was with when I wore it made this dress epic. I should frame it now and never wear it again so it won’t fade and get worn and torn. Haha!
Known for their grandiose storytelling and visual effects in Ice Age and Rio, Blue Sky Studios brings a world unlike any we’ve seen before in the 3D wonder Epic. The character MK in Epic (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) returns to her childhood home and reconnects with his father Prof. Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) who believes that out there are unseen people who live in the woods. She finally believes when she is magically transformed into the size of the people his father had been looking for all his life. Transported into the magical world of Leafmen where soldiers live to protect the forest, MK meets Nod (Josh Hutcherson), Ronin (Colin Farell) and Queen Tara (Beyonce). Together, she must unite with them in order to save the forest against the evil Boggans led by Mandrake (Christoph Waltz).
Summertime is almost over and the rainy days will be here again soon. Almost time to say goodbye to your sunblock, swimsuit and all those fun summer nights and beach bumming. It is almost time to say hello books, school, raincoat, umbrellas , rainy days and Mondays!
I have to admit, shopping for my summer outfit for my Kota Kinabalu two last week was my first time to really explore what’s inside Metro Department Store. I never really gave them a thorough look as I was used to shop at the other malls that is close to where I live. It was a surprise to see that they have so many nice apparel in their store and the biggest surprise was their price range is low compared to the usual department store we go to. It was like the sale price of the usual mall. Believe me.
Talking about sale, Metro Department Store is having a Denim Sale!
SM Ladies’ Fashion is opening Philippine Fashion Week with a bang! Florals, geometric patterns, Asian-inspired cuts, and more are only a few of the trends fans can expect to see at this year’s clothing extravaganza. With well-loved brands SM Classics, Folio, Weekender, Studio S, Philosophy, and Coco Cabana taking center stage, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.
In line with this event, SM Ladies’ Fashion and Earthlingorgeous is giving fashionistas everywhere the chance to experience Philippine fashion’s biggest celebration.
WIN tickets to PHFASHIONWEEK and a limited edition SM Ladies Fashion gift bag!