Showing posts from May, 2014


Road trip. Out of town. Out of the country. They all read the same to me. Stress. That is, if your address is Metro Manila. Have you experienced EDSA lately?
My answer to this? Staycation. Not at home though 'coz that would be lame. I'd definitely suggest staying somewhere in Makati… Best Western Plus Antel Hotel perhaps? Of course I'd recommend Best Western Plus. I already stayed there back when it was just one tower—the A.Venue Suites. Now, they've grown. Three times!
My stay (we're talking about some couple of years ago)? It was pleasant. The room was, as I expected, were meant for people who are always on the go—providing respite from all the exploring you will do in the area! Believe me, there's a lot of things you can do in this side of the metro. This is my favorite part of the room.
Best Western Plus Antel Hotel is an international brand that is independently and distinctively operated and managed under Best Western, the largest hotel chain in the worl…


This is a topic my mom is not too keen on talking about. If she can have it her way, she'd rather talk about her sons 24/7 (just like any other mom would). But since Mother's Day only comes once a year, I'm sure she'll understand…
...and forgive me for the humiliation of her #throwback photos being exposed on my blog.
My mom is the most hardworking and most patient person I know. I'm sure yours are, too. but my mom started helping her family long before she even graduated grade school. Singing contests on the radio with a kilo of rice for a prize? Yep, she did/won that. Sometimes if she's lucky, canned goods (sardines!). Beat that. Lol.
She's really hardworking. Spent most of her life working abroad for her family (still is —at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). She's also a very patient woman. Imagine the idea of being away from her family for the most part of the year and being able to spend, give or take, only 40 days in the Philippines with us during her vacat…


I seldom wear black. But when I do, I make sure to go all out. It also helps if a particular brand I'm wearing has "rebel" written all over it. Nothing screams rebel more than black...
…And Joe's Jeans!
Known for its unique, narrative campaigns, Joe's Jeans features the strong-minded, independent people, who liberate themselves by throwing convention out the window and following their hearts with no regrets and no apologies. What if your definition of a perfect day was changing plans on your wedding day and running out wearing your favorite jeans under your wedding dress, or the morning of the walk of shame? Joe's poses a modern challenge for anyone determined to write his or her own story encumbered by societal standards and opinions.


With Facebook being a depot of practically all things depressing lately (a scalded dog, a missing airplane, et al), finding something to smile about is quite rare. But if you do, sometimes it's gold!
Like this one.
And my most favorite (just because Superman's in it).
Black Friday sale + Superheroes? I must admit, it made me lol-ing to myself. Funny enough, it also brought things up from two years ago when I made my first ever online purchase. It was on the same season as the Black Friday sale and yes, a superhero's in it, too. Superman.
Over the years, the Filipino shoppers' appetite for online shopping has been further stimulated by the increasing access to the worldwide web via the smartphones and unlimited surfing made available by local telecom companies. According to the results of an Online Shopping Behavior Study made last year in 14 Asia Pacific countries, more and more Pinoys are beginning to shop online.
Curious to find out what Pinoy kids have been shoppin…


There are only two Kenneth Cole items in my possession. This pair of orange, suede wingtips...
and this watch (sorry, no close-up).
Ever wondered what Kenneth Cole looks like in person?


A recent high-profile "attacking" incident has taken over Google's top search if you type in the keywords 'Met Gala 2014'. While we're still waiting for the story behind the sudden outburst be told, why not we talk about what was actually seen at the gala? About who's wearing who?
But let's just keep the feature at the minimum with just three, starting with Burberry. There's also Tory Burch,
and of course (pardon the rhyme), Michael Kors.
Still on the Michael Kors topic, the global brand brought the Jet Set Experience to Shanghai via The Michael Kors Jet Set Experience, an exclusive event in celebration of the opening of the brand's first China flagship store at the Jing'An Kerry Centre in Shanghai.

The Michael Kors Jet Set Experience is an expansive, 360-degree event that immerses the audience in music, moving images and emotion. Set in a private 30,000 square-foot jet hangar at Hongqiao Airport, the spectacular event will convey the ess…


And we're down to the last Wrangler Sun Chaser challenge! You know what they say about the best being saved for last? This one is the best... and the toughest!
Now how to "Be Iconic"?
This week's winner will again, receive Php8,000 worth of Wrangler cash vouchers and the chance to win the grand prize: A round-trip ticket with accommodation to the country of choice! How's that for a first time?

For more information, go to or follow Wrangler Philippines on Facebook!

Don't forget to include the following hashtags to qualify: #WranglerSunChaser #Philippines


PHASE ONE: Online Mood Board Styling (May 1-15, 2014) 
1. Follow Saladbox Man and Regatta on your favorite social media. 
 i. Facebook: and 
 ii. Twitter and Instagram handles: @SaladboxManPH and @regatta_ph 

2. Using the Regatta Summer 2014 Collection pieces, create an outfit mood board of your ultimate summer outfit. Don’t forget to include the products sampled in the Regatta Saladbox! You can use Adobe Photoshop, MS Paint, or any other programs! You can get the photos in this link:

3. Share (publicly) your mood boards at Facebook and Instagram with hashtags #SBxRegattaStylingContest, #RegattaSaladbox, #RegattaSummer, and #SBManxPaulThePRGuy Be sure to tag Saladbox Man, Regatta, and PaulThePRGuy in your posts! 

4. Online contest will end on Wednesday, May 15th, at 5PM. Winner will be chosen by the Saladbox team and will be announced at 8PM that day. 

5. One blogger will hav…


Experience the biggest and most exciting Bloggers Unitedyet on May 10 at the Metrotent Ortigas, as the team partners with Sunsilk for the grandest SUMMER FAIR ever!
Now a biannual tradition for Manila’s top fashion & beauty bloggers, the Bloggers United 7 x Sunsilk’s SUMMER FAIR will feature 50+ bloggers’ booths where your favorite online style icons will be selling affordable pre-loved and brand new items, as well as sponsors’ booths who each have their own exciting promos & gimmicks. Aside from this sought-after shopping experience and meet-and-greet, Sunsilk brings in more fun and adventure to the event with game booths, challenges, a pop-up salon, and other surprises for you and your #SunsilkHairkada.
Get in for free by bringing a 180mL Sunsilk Pink bottle. No bottle? No problem! You could still buy tickets at the venue for P100. This is just a  1 day affair, so don’t miss it! See you there!
In Partnership with: Sunsilk
CO-PRESENTERS: Smart Jump In Nescafe Capuccino Memorata by CL…


Known for the samba and the most decorated national football team in the world, and home of the biggest and most festive street party in the world, Brazil is a cultural melting pot of ethnicities that has cultivated a very colorful and lively street culture.
To quote Vogue, “Brazilians have the ability to make a party out of nothing, and then make it the most exciting night you’ve ever had.”
While we all may not have the luxury of experiencing the streets of Brazil this summer, Havaianas brings Brazil to the Philippines through Make Your Own Havaianas 2014. As the summer season hits full throttle, it’s that special time of the year when Havaianas gives us the creative license to decorate this season’s must-have accessory—flip-flops. In its ninth year, Make Your Own Havaianas returns to its Brazilian roots. After all, flip-flops were made to perfectly complement the Brazilian vibrant lifestyle: vivacious, expressive, adventurous, and always the life of the party.
Make Your Own Havaianas is…


We're now on Week 3 of the #WranglerSunChaser challenge and I must say that things are getting a bit challenging. Have you seen this entry of mine by the way?
I seldom do "topless" on Instagram but for last week's #StayCool challenge, I just have to bring out the big guns (or lack thereof -lol) in order for me to keep up with the awesome entries! Sadly, nudity was not part of the criteria. I didn't win. Haha.

Now for this week, the theme is #KeepGoing.
This week's winner will again, receive Php8,000 worth of Wrangler cash vouchers and the chance to win the grand prize: A round-trip ticket with accommodation to the country of choice!

For more information, go to or follow Wrangler Philippines on Facebook!

Don't forget to include the following hashtags to qualify: #WranglerSunChaser #Philippines


Get a taste of summer with the fresh combination of citrus cream fillings and cioccolato as Villa del Conte, the premium artisanal chocolates from Italy, brings the praline stick collection. It comes in dark chocolates with orange and mint cream fillings, or milk chocolates with banana, strawberry, watermelon, and blueberry cream fillings.
Villa del Conte offers a delightful summer-inspired box with 300g of chocolates priced at Php980, available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Magnolia, and Resorts World Manila. For orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101.

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