Sunday, June 30, 2013

#STYLEORIGIN2013 AT HARBOR POINT (PART 1)

As you probably know my selfie Instagram addict friends, I along with my blog friends Ana and Tin were invited by Thysz to cover #StyleOrigin2013 at Harbor Point and at the same time, experience what the mall has to offer in Subic. Yes, there's a mall in Subic!

And that's where this car brought us to one fine Saturday morning...
Hi Ana and Thysz's back!
I'm not gonna talk much about the actual 2 (more or less?) hour drive from Manila other than it revolved around these phrase and words: bipolar car playlist, selfies, Mexico, uh-maaaaaazing <—as Thysz put it.

Arrived around 12:00 noon (5 minutes close to our ETA),

had a fine lunch at Friday's,

managed to execute this experiment using my Instax mini with Ana as my guinea pig,
That's my assistant Tin's hand.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

#ATLAST

Do you have an "At Last" moment? Like a lover's proposal? A big promotion? finding out you'e pregnant? Share it with Godiva Natural Skincare on Facebook along with a picture that shows it and get a chance to win Godiva gift packs! Promo will run until August 2, 2013 wherein Godiva will choose 3 entries every week starting July 5.
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Friday, June 28, 2013

THE DIY GUY FILE #1 - SHOE IDS

It was exactly 6 days ago when I brought up the idea of including DIY posts on my blog to Ana on our way back to Manila from our Harbor Point Mall weekend adventure... which reminds me, I haven't blogged about it yet. Tsk, tsk…

I showed Ana where I got the inspiration and she said that it's not very The PR Guy to do DIY's. Maybe she thought that I won't be doing it myself and let others DIFM (Do It For Me) instead —playful thinking. But fresh from yesterday's inspiring Rexona #DoMore launch (Phil Younghusband and Bianca Gonzales are their new #DoMore ambassadors!), I realized, "heck, why not?" I've been multi-tasking my whole life. Might as well extend it to my blog as well. #DoMore as Rexona puts it.

So for my first DIY, let me teach you how to make a functional shoe ID using your Instax mini photos!
Milanos | Milanos | Wade | Wade | Salvatore Mann
Bensimon | Dr. Kong | Pedro | Pedro | Call It Spring
Ladies usually use Instax photos to tag and label their shoe boxes for easy identification of its contents but you probably already knew about that. This one is different.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

JOIN THE CLUB!

Avon is no longer just the company for women! It's for us men as well!

Avon now also offers a line specially catered for men and no, we're not talking about makeup (thank God). The Avon Men's Club line of products range from backpacks to gym bags...

Tyler Overnight Bag
Perfect for gym-goers, the Tyler Overnight Bag has a large front compartment where you can put your slippers and toiletries. It also has a water bottle holder | Php799 | Available starting August 1, 2013
and more! Wanna see what's inside this bag?

TOPMAN | BASIC HOUSE - END OF SEASON SALE

The sale that we guys have been saving up for starts tomorrow, June 28!

It's the End of Season Sale of Topman and Basic House!
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Up to 50% off on selected items are waiting for us starting this Friday!
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See you all at the sale!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WHAT'S NEW: CRUMPLER OPENS CONCEPT STORE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Shangri-La Plaza Mall is rapidly becoming a favorite place of mine to shop especially with the completion of its East Wing. I already visited the mall 3 − 4 times this month and that's a lot having Trinoma and SM North as my default malls to go to waste money. One notable reason for us to get even more excited to shop at the mall is the recently opened Philippine flagship store of Crumpler.

I was there yesterday at the opening and made it just in time to see these guys participate in a Crumpler-stuffing game.

They won by the way.
Sorry guys, this is too cute not to post. Haha. Congratulations though.
The official opening of the Crumpler Philippines flagship store also plays host as the venue for the debut of the new Outpost Project series of bags as the launch of the two new bag models; the Ludicrous Debacle and Proud Stash which I already mentioned HERE.

Adding interest to the new Crumpler store at Shangri-La Plaza Mall is the unique interior design, specially created for Crumpler by award-winning Australian architects Ryan Russel and Byron George.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LOOKBOOK #109 - INKWELL

I'm discontinuing my clean CEO look and will pursue this kind instead.

You're now looking at the "Bad Boy of the PR Industry." I like the sound of it. You?

Ok, I'm taking it back. I can't do this everyday.

Call It Spring boots
But once in a while, why not?
Ray-Ban round metal
Main Street jacket | Forever 21 shirt
Cheap Monday jeans | Call It Spring boots
Photos by Tin Iglesias

What: Style Origins
Inspiration: Instagram Filter, Inkwell

Monday, June 24, 2013

INSIDE CHALK MAGAZINE JULY 2013 ISSUE

It's the UAAP Issue of Chalk once again and they got the Tengs on their cover.
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My DEFENSIL ad along with my blogger friends came out as well! It's the Inside Back Cover.
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And speaking of bloggers, my photos from the recent #BU5 were published! How awesome is that?
Shouldn't be this issue of Chalk named The UAAP/Bloggers Issue instead? Lol.

Here's Dani looking every bit of a fitness model.

And there's also a full page dedicated to David's Instagram posts!
Nasingit pa ako, haha. Thanks David!
Maisingit na din, my Lolita ad also came out too! That's why this issue is very special to me. I'm gonna have it framed. #serious
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Grab a copy of Chalk July 2013 issue! It's out now.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

WHAT'S NEW: SNEAKPEEK

Good news to us sneakerheads! SneakPeek, The latest multi-brand shoe haven for today's young and trend-setting strutters recently opened its doors to the public.


Inspired and created for ardent sneaker fans and comfort walkers, the concept store is fresh and original —the first and only of its kind in the metro.

I'm not gonna show you everything alright? Just visit the store and see for yourself. But being the little tease that I am, here's a sneak peek (smart, haha),

Saturday, June 22, 2013

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT! #100 - NASHVILLE

Today was amazing. If you're following me on Instagram, you probably know what I mean (#StyleOrigin2013, #StyleOriginHP). Let's talk more about that later.

But since we're on the topic of all things amazing, I finally discovered how to give my photos the Kookie Buhain "feel" otherwise known as Instagram's Nashville! Here's my 100th CEO Look in all that Death By Platforms awesomeness.


Topman jacket | Folded and Hung shirt
Salsa jeans | Wade boots
Ray-Ban round metals | SM Accessories bracelets | Esprit watch

Friday, June 21, 2013

WHAT'S UP: RAY-BAN FASHION ICON

No need to drool. Visit the Ray-Ban Fashion Icon booth at the R1 Bridgeway, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell from June 22 - 30, 2013 and get exclusive deals on any of these Ray-Ban frames and Wayfarers!
For more exciting promos and updates, get connected with
Ray-Ban!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

AN A.M. A DAY #3 - INDEPENDENCE DAY

My blog is my "Independence Day."

Meaning: Whether I choose to wear a shirt with the American flag on it with matching luggage on June 12 or go to the office looking like this is none of your business. And I hate cliches so sue me.



But really, my motivation for coming up with this look is Alonso Mateo.

WHAT'S UP: GLOBE TELECOM UPGRADES CORON CONNECTIVITY WITH FIBER OPTICS

As part of its network modernization program, Globe Telecom has interconnected Coron in Palawan province through fiber optics, a move that will further strengthen network coverage in one of the country's premier tourist destinations.
Globe and Huawei executives, along with community stakeholders, lead the cable landing activity in Coron, Palawan.
The upgrade will allow subscribers vacationing in the area to share their Coron experiences through voice, text and high speed data with unparalleled ease as the leading telecommunications company linked up the island through a fiber connection, complementing the existing submarine fiber optic links to Boracay and Palawan.

"The submarine fiber connection in Coron forms part of our efforts to boost network coverage and augment capacity given increasing demand for connectivity even while our customers are on vacation and to enhance overall network performance," said Robert Tan, Globe chief technical adviser.

The Coron submarine cable system is a 62-kilometer fiber optic cable that branched off from the 270-kilometer fiber optic network between Mindoro and the main island of Palawan to serve the communication services of one of the best tourist destinations in the country.

This is an upgrade from the existing microwave system to a more robust and reliable transmission system using fiber optic technology and dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) system, designed to transmit 40 wavelengths at 40 gigabits per second capacity per fiber pair.

This will provide the required bandwidth for subscribers to have high-speed internet surfing, seamless video streaming, fast uploads of photos and videos to social media sites, and a more reliable network for text and voice calls.

Tan said the Coron submarine cable system will power up cell sites with third generation or 3G and Evolved High-Speed Packet Access or HSPA+ connectivity and will readily support Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. It has a total transmission capacity of 9.6 terabits per second. The undersea cable system is also upgradable to a 100 gigabits per second DWDM system, giving the company flexibility in providing other network services.

The company's network transformation program includes as a component the roll-out of about 12,000 kilometers of optical fiber lines nationwide.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

TAYLOR LAUTNER FOR BENCH

We all know this guy. No need for a lengthy introduction, here's the latest #GlobalBenchSetter, Taylor Lautner!

Bench CEO and owner Mr. Ben Chan flew to LA with his team to welcome Taylor as its newest endorser and at the same time shoot his campaign for the brand.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

PHOTO DUMP #1 - GOLDEN HALF CAMERA

I had my first film from my Golden Half camera developed today.

Quick info: The Golden Half camera takes 35mm film and transforms each frame into 2 individual standard vertical format photos - one right next to the other. In short, it doubles the amount of photos you can take with your roll of film. (more HERE)

Here's some from the first batch (taken with a Holga 12MFC Electronic Flash with built-in color filters):
Yogi then | Yogi now
The Ramirez girls | Krissyfied

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

SOMETHING FOR DAD AT SM CYBERZONE

Grab a copy of The Philippine Star today and check out what gadgets these celebs are planning to give their dads this Father's Day. (Turn to page D-6)
Philstar, June 16, 2013 D-6
Read on! You might find their ideas perfect for your dad too!

#GLADTOBEGLOBE: DADDY'S GIRL

This is for all the loving and supportive dads out there!

Happy Father's Day!
#GladtobeGlobe

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WHAT'S UP: DADDY'S DAY OUT AT HYATT REGENCY HOTEL & CASINO MANILA

On Father's Day, June 16, indulge Dad and satisfy the whole family's appetite with special offers from the hotel's participating restaurants. Senior citizen Dads receive 50% discount on buffet and all Dads get a chance to win a Rudy Project timepiece!

Dad can have a feast at Market Cafe with free-flowing beers and sodas for lunch or dinner with barbecued steaks, prime ribs, lamb cutlets, Beef Wellington, and more for only Php2,100 net per person. If seafood is what he craves, satisfy his appetite with oysters, prawns and baby lobsters. A dessert show kitchen filled with tempting confections of freshly baked pastries, chocolates, cakes and homemade ice cream are guaranteed to end the feast on a sweet note. Dine in a group of four for lunch and dinner buffet and Dad dines for free.

At Li Li, look forward to a special Father's Day Yum Cha for only Php1,950 net per person inclusive of free-flowing iced tea, soft drinks and local beer. From 11:30am to 3:00pm, a wide array of traditional and inventive dim sum creations await like steamed shrimp dumpling of "Har Gaw," Deed fried Bicho Bicho stuffed minced shrimp with wasabi sauce, Baked Barbecued Puff Pastry and Fish Shaped Dumpling with Cod Fish. For a more elaborate entree don't miss the wok-fried and roasted Cantonese specialties such as Roast Duck and Asado Sushi, Crispy Suckling Pig, Oolong Tea Smoked Shrimps and Deep-Fried Scallops with Shrimp Mousse and Crab Roe. For dessert, diners can indulge in the tempting arrays of sweets such as milk chocolate fountain with assorted goodies for dipping and Chivas chocolate shooters to name a few. As a special treat, every group of eight entitles Dad to a free yum cha.

The Fireplace on the other hand opens its door for lunch on Father's Day. For only Php2,500 net per person, Sous Chef Noel Bejasa prepares a family-style sharing lunch menu featuring dishes such as Asparagus Cream Soup, Marinated Lamb Skewers, and Certified Angus Beef Sliders, Duck Ravioli with Tomato and Basil Sauce, Grilled Salmon Fillet with Dill Cream, Thyme Risotto and Warm Walnut Chocolate Cake --enough to satisfy all the family's appetite. Dine in a group of four and Dad will enjoy a complimentary meal.

If on lookout for a scrumptious Father's Day cake, Pastry Boutique offers the limited edition Macchiato Cake for only Php880 net. A dark chocolate espresso made from dark chocolate cocoa beans, espresso mousse, light coffee sponge cake and Italian meringue, this is surely perfect for coffee loving Dads.

Club at the Hyatt members are entitled to 20% discount on Father's Day lunch and dinner offerings. For more information, please call the Food and Beverage Reservations Center on +63 2 247 8666 or make your booking online by visiting manila.casino.hyatt.com. Alternatively, e-mail cath.mn@hyatt.com.

For more information, please call +63 2 245 1234 or visit www.manila.casino.hyatt.com. Like Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila on Facebook!

WHAT'S UP: RED RIBBON OFFERS A SWEET TREAT FOR THE HEROES IN OUR LIVES

This Sunday, say thank you to your Superdad with a limited edition Red Ribbon Father's Day Black Forest Cake, available in all Red Ribbon branches from June 15 to 16, for only Php550. Bring back the good times and surprise him with a treat that will bring back sweet memories you've shared with him in the past, be it an old Father's Day, your graduation, a new job or for winning in a school contest. Give your dad the cherry-chocolatiest Father's Day celebration with Red Ribbon's chocolatiest Black Forest with a cherry twist, made with moist chocolate filled with cream and cherries and topped with chocolates and cherries.
This Sunday is a special day for your hero -your dad. Make him remember that even though you may be taller and wiser, you're still his little prince or princess who enjoys a Black Forest Cake the same way he does.

Get connected with Red Ribbon for more information and updates like this!

Friday, June 14, 2013

WHAT'S NEW: YAMAMAY OPENS ITS SECOND STORE IN GLORIETTA

Have you ever had your mom tell you to "wear clean underwear in case you get into an accident" at one point in your life?

I know it's sad to think that your own mother cares more about your underwear reputation rather than the possibility of you losing a leg or an arm but hey, maybe mom was thinking of a different kind of "accident" here (not the morbid ones of course!).

Maybe mom was thinking of you accidentally "exposing" yourself to everyone at the school assembly because you're too cool to wear a belt with your baggy pants or the risk of you being challenged to a night of "strip poker" when all you ever knew with cards was to build house with it.

Maybe Yamamay was thinking of the same things when they came up with their collection of underwear for men!

Why be embarrassed when you can turn life's little accidents (refer to mom's thoughts) fun with these cool and sometimes naughty underwear?
Believe me, I'd rather be called "The Big One" rather than be nicknamed "The Baconator."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

MOBILE BROWSING - THE FASTEST GROWING PRODUCT LINE IN GLOBE

In light of the increasing smartphone penetration in the country and growing popularity of internet access via the mobile phone, Globe Telecom looks at its mobile browsing business to bolster business growth and sustain momentum amidst an increasingly competitive and mature mobile market.

According to Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, the company's mobile browsing segment became the fastest-growing product line in Globe in the first quarter of 2013 with a robust double-digit growth in revenues year-on-year, outpacing the already phenomenal revenue growth of its postpaid and broadband business. Mobile browsing and other data revenues now account for 13% of total mobile revenues, up from 12% in 4Q12 and 10% in 1Q12.

Responding to the growing demand for instant access to social networking accounts on  mobile, Globe beefed up its mobile browsing plans SuperFB for prepaid subscribers and AstigFB for T M subscribers by offering longer denomination variants at a much affordable price. For only P15, Globe prepaid and T M subscribers can now enjoy unlimited access to Facebook on mobile for 2 days. The 1-day variant is available for Php10.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WHAT'S HOT: TECH21 'IMPACTOLOGY™' PROTECTION CASE

1. Impact
   Noun - The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.
   Ex: When your iPhone 5 falls down your bathroom floor, you curse now that's impact.

2. Impactology
   Noun - The science of impact protection by Tech21.

Going back to the first item, don't you just hate it when that happens to your recently bought gadget? That's the reason why Tech21, being the only brand dedicated enough to turn protection into more than just a veneer, came up with item no.2 —Impactology.

Originally devised in response to increasing customer demand, Impactology was born through Tech21's passion to evolve with the ever-changing needs of its customers, who demand the best protection for their mobile electronic devices.

How Does It Work?
Impactology combines advanced technological and pioneering innovation to deliver a unique, new level of protection for mobile devices, tablets and laptops.

However, you don't need to be a mad scientist with a PhD to see exactly how effective it can be.
It's all about the molecules inside the revolutionary D30® Impact Material.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

THE ROBINSONS PLACE MANILA FASHION WEEKEND 'RAMP UP YOUR STYLE' (PART 2)

Capping off The Robinsons Place Manila Fashion Weekend are top brands including my personal favorite, Topman.

Here's the final part of my 'Ramp Up Your Style' coverage,

Topshop


Topman