Tuesday, April 30, 2013


By being a Globe subscriber, you can help save the world. Watch how you and your friends have done your part in taking care of the environment just by being with the only sustainable network in the country, Globe.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Globe Telecom officially launches the Samsung Galaxy S4, pairing the newest Samsung Galaxy device with its award-winning roster of fully-customizable postpaid plans, giving subscribers the most flexible offers and best deals to enjoy the next-generation smartphone.

For as low as Php1,599 monthly, subscribers can avail of the Samsung Galaxy S4 under the best-ever Globe My Super Plan 999 with Php600 monthly cashout* over a 24-month contract period only. Under this permanent offer, subscribers get unlimited LTE surfing of up to 42 Mbps on the Globe LTE network plus free calls and texts.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is also available at lower plans with affordable monthly cashouts payable via credit card over 24 months at 0% interest.
Subscribers availing of Platinum plans and signing up for a 24-month contract period get the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a free Samsung device. At Plan 3799, subscribers get a free Samsung Galaxy S3 mini; at Plan 5000 a free Samsung Galaxy Camera; and at plan 10000 a free Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Available in White Frost and Black Mist, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the newest addition to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone family. As a real life companion, the Galaxy S4 brings people closer as it captures fun moments, cares to monitor health and well-being, and simplifies daily lives through its great features. Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts of its 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, Quad-core 1.9 GHz, 13-megapixel rear camera, and cutting-edge features such as the Air View, Smart Pause, Dual Camera, and DramaShot.

Subscribers can order the Samsung Galaxy S4 and their plan of choice at www.globe.com.ph/galaxys4. The newest Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be available in Globe Stores nationwide starting May 2, 2013.

*For 24 months 0% interest on handset cash out via participating credit cardholders such as Allied/PNB, BDO/Amex, BPI, Citibank, HSBC, RCBC Bankard, Security Bank/Diners Club, Unionbank, and Eastwest Bank.


And it's out! No more guessing as to who these #PimpleFree individuals are! Presenting…

Paul Chuapoco

…for Defensil.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013


David Beckham introduces The Essence, his fresh and dynamic new fragrance for men. Inspired by David's sense of adventure, this vibrant, contemporary scent captures the spirit of the open road. 
Live in the moment; be who you want to be.
The Scent - The Essence of Masculinity
A vibrantly sexy scent, The Essence is the perfect expression of David's cool masculinity. The fragrance opens on the zesty brightness of grapefruit blended with luminous violet leaves and sparkling lavender to create an invigorating rush of freshness. At the heart, a mouth-watering duo of juicy pineapple and crisp apple fused with spicy notes of cardamom to reveal a strong urban virility. Finally, rich, earthy tones of tonka bean and cashmeran are enhanced by the timeless magnetism of patchouli heart to confer a sensual warmth and elegance. Dynamic and charismatic, this is a fragrance to be worn with confidence.
Top - Grapefruit, Lavender Oil Super LMR, Violet Leaves
Heart - Cardamom Oil LMR, Pineapple, Apple
Base - Cashmeran, Patchouli Heart, Tonka Bean
What to wear
The Essence will complement fresh, clean looks such as *ahem*, THIS or David Beckham's in his ad (see bottom photo). The technique is to NOT overspray. A simple and clean look works well if you go light on the sprays.
Spritz suggestion: 2 − 3 around the neck area
Where to wear it
Don't let the look of the ad and the bottle fool you into thinking that this is just a day scent. You can wear this anywhere, anytime of the day. It's that versatile.

Become the man you want to be. Reveal your true essence with The Essence by David Beckham.
"Everyone has their own sense of what makes them happy. I wanted the creative around The Essence to capture that sense of adventure, spending time away with the people you love and that powerful feeling of when you are at your happiest. The fragrance has a fresh vitality, which I hope men will like." - David Beckham
The Essence by David Beckham retails at Php1,800 (50ml) and Php2,300 (75ml). Available at SM, Robinsons and Landmark Department Stores.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


This is my regular-day-at-work look. Simple and clean...
…with a twist.
Ray-Ban clubmasters
Forever 21 button-downs
SM Accessories belt
Topman chinos
Wade shoes
A closer look:

Twist #1: The eyewear. See those prints? Groovy eh?
@RayBanCollector clubmasters
@SMAccessories belt, Forever 21 button downs, Topman chinos
Twist #2: The footwear (including socks!). Nothing beats bite-size portions of the camouflage print to liven up an otherwise simple look. Don't forget the color of the shoes too!
@WadeShoesPR camouflage-soled shoes, Topman camo socks
Now a person looking as if he smells nice shouldn't just rely on the initial impression his clean and simple look gives off. Being "mukhang-mabango" shouldn't stop at just that. In proximity, the thought of "Ah, he really does smell good" should pop into people's head when they get pass by you.

The perfect scent for this look? David Beckham The Essence.

Simple, clean but also... with a twist. Will talk more about that next.

Friday, April 26, 2013


Finally the ending that we have all been waiting for is here!

We watched, we voted and now it's time for us to find out how A Beautiful Odyssey as directed by James Franco for the S/S 2013 campaign of 7 For All Mankind ends.

Happy with the ending? Now check out James Franco's personal take on the story:

Not yet a "Fankind"? Head on to 7 For All Mankind on Facebook and hit the "Like" button.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Why go to Boracay when you can celebrate summer with cool cocktails, bright outfits and a fun summer escapade with the whole family at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila? A special offer valid for local residents, enjoy a family vacation with an all-inclusive staycation room package until June 30, 2013.

With rates starting at Php7,000 net per room/night, local residents are in for a day of relaxation and more at the Hyatt Manila's spacious guest rooms.

Take pleasure in complimentary buffet breakfast for two at Market Cafe,

Use of Club Oasis fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and whirlpool,

And more!

  • Complimentary in-room Internet access
  • 15% discount on selected spa services at Spa at Club Oasis
  • 40% off on lunch or dinner buffet at Market Cafe (except for Mother's Day and Father's Day)
  • 20% discount on a la carte at Market Cafe
  • 20% discount at The Pastry Boutique, Li Li and The Fireplace
Relax, unwind and experience a one-of-a-kind vacation with a beautiful view of Manila Bay as Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila makes the perfect city destination for summer.

To make a booking, please call Room Reservations at (+632) 245 1234 ext. 7512 − 7513 or e-mail reservations.mn@hyatt.com. You can also visit www.manila.casino.hyatt.com.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Ladies, listen up! Want to learn how to transform your look from day to night using just your accessories? Take it from a pro or should I say, fro. Here's Petra Mahalimuyak's Day to Night look using SM Accessories:

Keep on liking SM Accessories on Facebook and follow @SMAccessories on Twitter for more accessorizing ideas!


Watsons, Asia's health and beauty retailer is set to deliver a totally fresh retail experience as it unveils a dynamic brand revamp and launches More Value, More Life campaign in the Philippines.

Asia's No.1 pharmacy and drugstore brand*, with an international presence of over 3,200 outlets in 12 Asian and European markets, is rolling-out a refreshed brand "look and feel" and service promise. The brand refresh invites customers to explore and experience Watsons' extensive quality product range, carefully selected to make them "Look Good, Feel Great" everyday.

The revamp also includes a modified Watsons logo, store interiors, brand visuals and new store front. Store zoning is improved with more prominent displays and enhanced categorization of store areas for beauty, personal care, health and pharmacy. The roll out in the next months also include new staff and manager uniforms together with enhanced pharmacy, health and beauty counseling for customers, delivering a new level of personalized shopping.

*Campaign Asia-Pacific's "Asia's Top 1,000 Brands" Survey 2012 of over 5,000 Asian respondents
Watsons "More Value, More Life" ad (Yes! Magazine May 2013)
"Watsons, as a brand, stands for contemporary living," explained Robert Sun, Watsons General Manager. "We conducted extensive research with our customers and, based on their feedback, we are evolving the Watsons brand to a more contemporary, attractive and engaging retail experience."

"Loyal customers said they loved Watsons because they enjoy browsing and discovering new products and new experiences. But it was very clear in our research that our existing customers expect us to exceed their expectations."

"We have therefore evolved the brand to express its positive attitude, in a fun and energetic way while respecting the heritage that is part of our DNA. The brand refresh projects a new vision of health and beauty retailing, and reinforces Watsons' leading position by redefining the rules of the health, wellness and beauty retail market."

More Value, More Life!
In the Philippines, the campaign is supported by a "VALUE" marketing campaign that emphasizes Watsons' commitment to deliver the BEST VALUE to its customers:
  • Great Savings from Exclusive Products - switching to Watsons label allow shoppers to get quality product at great prices
  • Exclusive Member Privileges - SM Advantage cardholders earn bonus points and exclusive free gifts from featured health & beauty products every month
  • More Choices - get the widest selection of health and beauty products - personal care, skincare, hair care, cosmetics and a lot more conveniently under one store
  • Fun Freebies - have a fun and rewarding shopping experience with special gifts with purchase, fab make-overs, health check-up and more
The campaign is made even more exciting with additional brand ambassadors who have personally found great value at Watsons --
Shamcey Supsup is beauty and brains extraordinaire. Who else can claim to be an Architectural board topnotcher, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Architecture from UP and a Ms. Universe 2011 3rd runner up? Shamcey shares, "I always believe in aspiring for excellence and sometimes we have to challenge ourselves to go beyond our comfort zone. I never had a beauty pageant experience before but when I decided to join Bb. Pilipinas, I gave it my all. I started with the basics -- I took care of my skin and hair to build my confidence." She further added "These days, it's easier to look good and feel great with Watsons. The new store is so inviting that I end up choosing products not just for myself but for my loved ones too."
Venus Raj, another beauty queen-achiever, was part of the first wave of Watsons Value campaign that highlighted health offers for her and her mom. Now, Venus is joined by her real-life best friend Marie Ann Umali who herself is a beauty queen (Bb. Pilipinas-World 2009). "I met Venus during training and since then we have bonded by sharing beauty tips even after the pageant season. It's more fun and colorful sharing beauty stuff with your girl best friend" says Ann. Venus giddily adds, "When we go to Watsons, we head straight to the make-up area and test our favorite brands. You can't go wrong since there are beaut consultants always ready to give advice or suggest alternatives... we always feel extra beautiful after shopping!"
And finally,
Fatima Rabago, is an in-demand model and a regular fixture in the fashion and advertising world. She has graced countless campaigns and runway shows but if you ask her, her favorite role is being a mom to her lovely 2-year old daughter, Daniela. Proud mommy shares "Daniela is a fun kid, as early as now she is showing strong signs of being a model and posing for the camera. She likes putting on lotion, smelling fresh and even playing with make-up! We enjoy shopping in Watsons especially for our personal care products, we just love to keep things fresh and fun!"

With Watsons making you look good all the time, feeling great comes naturally! For more information, simply log on to www.watsons.com.ph or visit (and like!) https://www.facebook.com/WatsonsPH.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Who here, as a habit/hobby, loves taking photos of their food before eating it?

Now who here wants to win an iPhone 5? Yabu is giving you the chance to win one while letting you do what you love doing with your food pre-eating and it's all app to you!

Here's how:

This app is available for Apple users only (e.g. iPad, iTouch & iPhone). For non-Apple users, you can still create an entry through the iPads provided at the Yabu stores!

For more information about the Yabu Katsu Craze, visit http://yabu.ph/igallery/.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Don't you just love stories of success and happy endings? Here's one from Mang Romy:


I've featured the New Godiva Natural Skincare range HERE and now, it's time for a giveaway!

Prizes at stake are:
1. Godiva Natural Skincare Complete Set (Bar Soap 135g, Facial Wash 50ml, Toner 100ml, Face Cream 40g, Body Lotion 100ml, Deo 40ml)
2. Godiva Natural Skincare Face Set (Facial Wash 6ml sachets, Toner 60ml, Face Cream 6g sachets)
3. Godiva Natural Skincare Body Set (2 Bar Soap 65g, Body Lotion 6ml sachets, Deo 4ml sachets)

Joining is easy! All you have to do is…
a Rafflecopter giveaway

3 winners will be picked via rafflecopter
Open to Philippine residents only
Winners from Metro Manila will have to claim their prize at Godiva's Head Office in Makati

For reviews of the products, visit Lush Angel's post HERE.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


And by family, I meant my canine family.

I was invited by Pet One to the first stop of their Dog Care On Wheels (DCOW) project at SM Fairview. Seeing this as an opportunity to bond with my dogs, I brought Yogi (the Chow Chow) and Cullen (the Husky) along with me. I originally planned on bringing the St. Bernards (Ember and Golly) but the hot and humid weather that we're having of late made me think otherwise. Imagine the scene that I'll be creating if either of my gentle giants had a seizure attack.

Of course I also thought of bringing the "batas" - Ringo, my Japanese Spitz but nah… I don't wanna be kicked out of the venue by his delinquency.

I'll be talking more about the event on a separate post alright? In the meantime, here are some photos to make you go aww...
Those are tears of joy. He won something, I think.
His stance, gaze, and preference to sit independently (on his own chair)? Pang-mayaman. And he's also in LVs.

And then there's Yogi...
He managed to win a few admirers himself! Just by being effortlessly stoic.
I'm ending this day by watching Adventure Time. It's gonna be my first time to watch this animated series (don't judge) and based on what I've heard from people, I'm excited.
And hey, Jake is a dog! Well what do you know… More human and dog bonding before bedtime!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

IN TODAY'S PAPER (PDI - 04/20/2013)

So what's in today's paper? Just a reminder that SM Mall of Asia's Big! Big! Summer Sale is still ongoing. It's the second day today so better hurry up and go to the #MOABigSummerSale to score up to 70% Off at your favorite stores!

Also in today's Philippine Daily Inquirer is a photo of me, David Guison and Lissa Kahayon with Jasmine Curtis-Smith sporting some of the brands participating at the sale. On me: Bench top, Maldita Man shorts and button-downs and Wade shoes.
Photo by Sandro Paredes
As seen in my Pico De Loro look HERE.

Also highlighted is SM Hotel - Pico De Loro. Get a chance to win FREE Vacation Stays at Taal Vista Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Davao and of course, Pico Sands Hotel when you visit the SM Hotels Dream Destinations Booth. It's only until tomorrow so grab the chance now!


It's the weekend!

You know what I love about this part of this week? I get to rest and catch up on my "traditional" reading!

I already expressed my love for honest-to-goodness-real books HERE and this time, allow me to share to you some of my greatest book finds.

Now I have a special place in my heart, DVD player and shelf for anything Hayao Miyazaki:
Also books related to blogging, graphic novels (the sappy and sometimes gory kinds) and the literally heavy ones.
I buy all my books from Fully Booked because I have their discount card that entitles me a 10% discount on cash purchases and 5% when using my credit card on international/imported titles. But Fully Booked does not only sell books. They also carry magazines, records in CDs and DVDs and a whole lot of other stuff! The thing with the last items that I mentioned is that the 10% discount powers of my Fully Booked card doesn't apply to them. Sad, I know, but we can't have it all or so they say.

Just when I thought that a Php50 off on the latest issue of GQ won't happen anytime soon, in comes the Fully Booked RCBC Bankard Mastercard!
The new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard Mastercard is the latest credit card from RCBC, one of the country's most progressive and largest banks. This new co-brand credit card gives book lovers access to some of the most unique finds and latest releases available in Fully Booked.

The best thing about this card is that the subscriber can enjoy a 10% discount INSTANTLY with EVERY purchase at ANY Fully Booked branch! Cardholders can get cash rebates of up to 10% as well as one free book on early purchases and on their renewal period.
What's more is that cardholders are entitled to invites to exclusive events, special sales and new arrivals, discounts at partner establishments and an installment option of zero percent interest for big-ticket purchases.
RCBC Bankard President/CEO Oscar B. Biason and Fully Booked Managing Director Jaime Daez
We are proud to be partnering with the country's first and leading specialty bookstore. This partnership is a testament to our continuous commitment in strengthening our position in the market and expanding our clientele," said RCBC Bankard President and CEO Oscar B. Biason.

Fully Booked's Managing Director Jaime Daez likewise expressed his interest in entering into a partnership that will enhance the experience of his establishments' discriminating patrons.

"Fully Booked, from the start, is all bout going beyond the idea of an ordinary bookstore, and offering innovative experiences that delight our readers," Daez said. "We are confident that having our name in a credit card product together with an industry pioneer contributes greatly to this end."

Get your Fully Booked RCBC Bankard Credit Card now and make your reading more fully rewarding!

Friday, April 19, 2013


This is how a CEO looks like when he's on a break... Obviously the lack of colors from the usual suit and tie brought out the opportunity to play with hues but I'm not the type who wears drab colors in the office on a regular basis and this vacation look is probably the most "common" that I have in my arsenal of clothing so never mind what I just said.
Now when a CEO based in the always-sunny-metro goes out on a vacation, he prefers somewhere cool and relaxing. Somewhere bad traffic is probably a myth and lunch doesn't require you to be in your suit to eat.

For these "rare" occasions, my most favorite place to escape to is Tagaytay particularly at Taal Vista Hotel.

I think this view alone is enough to convince you why.

Now you too can indulge in your well-deserved break without breaking the bank! Visit the SM Hotels Dream Destinations Booth at SM MOA starting today until April 21, 2013 for GREAT DISCOUNTS on Room, Dining, and Wedding packages and a chance to win FREE Vacation Stays!
Taal Vista and Pico Sands Hotel, check! Next: Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu and Park Inn by Radisson Davao.
SM Accessories cap and belt
Bench shirt
Maldita Man shorts
Wade shoes
A closer look:

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Before anything else, congratulations Fernando Alonso for finishing first at the Chinese Grand Prix!
Go get another one at the Bahrain Grand Prix!
Statistically the most successful Formula One team in history, Scuderia Ferrari captivated the hearts of their supporters though their performance, technological daring and their inimitable streamlined design. And as unmistakable fragrant reminder of the strong and winning attitude of Ferrari, the classic fragrances Scuderia Ferrari Red and Scuderia Ferrari Black was established for those supporters whose passion extends into their lives.

Today, Scuderia Ferrari Fragrances are the promise of a new experience: to be unique enduring legend through new interpretations of the original perfumes. Paying tribute to their famous elders, first up is the Scuderia Ferrari Black Signature.
— uninhibitedly youthful, totally modern and eminently masculine; mysteriously dark

The Scent: Captivating Sensuality - Woody Aromatic Fougere
After an elegant and sparkling getaway of fizzy grapefruit, green apple and star anise, the senses are captivated by a smooth, masculine heart note of nutmeg, cashmere and leather, bathing in the striking contrast of Mediterranean freshness and light. Deep and powerful, the dry-down expands into the warm, elegant sensuality of energetic vetiver and cedarwood, softened by musk and radiating self-assured masculinity.
Top - Fizzy Grapefruit, Green Apple, Star Anise
Heart - Nutmeg, Mediterranean Freshness, Cashmere Leather Accord
Base - Noble Vetiver, Cedarwood, Ambery Musks

This is perfect for evening affairs not necessarily formal. Three (3) sprays are enough to keep you noticed and five (5) if you want to make heads turn and give people the impression that "Hey, I may not be Fernando Alonso but I can smell and look good as him."

The Scuderia Ferrari Black Signature retails at Php1,700 (40ml) and Php2,600 (125ml) and is available at SM, Robinsons and Landmark department stores nationwide.