Thursday, August 21, 2014


I believe in grabbing opportunities by its horns the minute it present itself. Like being invited to speak to a group of established Doctors in Batangas. That's something I couldn't pass up (even though the memory still makes me feel queasy). An hour before that talk, I was able to enjoy a short period of free time at Pontefino, Batangas. Fell in love (seriously) with the place! Who wouldn't?
Took this on my own. Self-timer mode, baby.
How do you like my navy suit?

Now, this is also an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Bought this set the minute I set my eyes on it at the opening of Burton here in Manila a few months ago.

Wore this again for lunch at Midas Hotel Cafe last week. I made sure to ask someone to take a decent photo of me wearing it since the first one (though picturesque) was in poor quality.
Burton sunglasses
Burton navy suit
Traffic monkstraps
Memo socks

Hype on Lookbook
More about Burton…

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, recently unveiled its newest men's shoe line, the ZeroGrand in the Philippines.
ZeroGrand integrates innovation and craftsmanship in an engineered product that is the lightest and most flexible shoe Cole Haan has ever created, weighing in at less than 290 grams each. By considering make, mass and motion, Cole Haan has married centuries-old broguing details with biomechanics, modern materials and today's manufacturing methods. ZeroGrand for Cole Haan, defines the future.
Together with the ZeroGrand is the launch of the new Cole Haan cushioning and comfort platform called the Grand.OS. The Grand.OS is an "operating system" for the feet that comprises three major characteristics: greater flexibility reduced weight and increased cushioning. These characteristics applied separately or together, deliver an exceptional feel without compromise.
MASS. The future is weightless; weight induces muscle fatigue but at just 290 grams, the ZeroGrand rivals footwear designed for long-distance runners.
The flexibility of Grand.OS comes through the engineered insoles, outsoles, liners and uppers that move with each step. Moreover, Grand.OS replaces the heavy steel shanks that have traditionally been used for support with an engineered cushioning compound that is stronger, more flexible and longer lasting, reducing the overall weight and slimming down the shoe's outsole.
MAKE. The future is seamless; fewer parts mean fewer seams and the result is a natural, relaxed body in ZeroGrand that feels nearly non-existent on the foot.
Representatives in the Philippines echoed what David Maddocks, the Chief Marketing Officer of Cole Haan in the US said about the ZeroGrand: "The outstanding thing about ZeroGrand is the fact that it is highly engineered, yet beautifully designed and crafted. Cole Haan compromised nothing. It's stealth. It's sleek. It's the perfect complement to a modern, slim-cut suit —in a way that says: I mean business, but not business as usual."
MOTION. The future is also boundless; the human foot is an elegant instrument of motion, strength, and agility and the ZeroGrand complements this by moving with graceful flexibility and luxurious cushioning that rebounds with each step.
Check out the ZeroGrand at Cole Haan Powerplant Mall, Rockwell; Shangri-La Plaza; and at Glorietta 4. Learn more about the newest collection on Facebook and on Instagram!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Prepare to go back in the classic Disney era of wishing and dreams coming true with Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. An enchanted quest featuring more than 25 Disney characters, this all-new stage production from Feld Entertainment®, the producers of Disney On Ice, performs at the Mall of Asia Arena, September 10 − 14. Tickets are on sale now!

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they take audiences on a captivating journey and magically bring to life three timeless fairy tale adventures!

I'm gonna bring my niece to watch this to break her Elsa-obsession (she's just 5) and of course, my friend Ana Gonzales, who appreciates and believes in "happily-ever-after's". As for me, aside from the whole production, I would love to see the set's details. I'm weird like that.

Tickets for Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales are available at SM Tickets by calling 470-222 or visiting
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information on Feld Entertainment is available online at

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales is promoted by Limitless Ventures. | | 02.224.2171. Supported by its Media Partners SkyCable, Radyo 5 92.3, Rappler, DZIQ Inquirer 990AM, Astroplus, and Astrovision . With special thanks to Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Catalyst Media, Malaya Business Insight, Philippine Star, Monster Radio RX 93.1, and Biz Venture.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


What's better than a pizza? Hold on. If your answer is not pizza-related, just zip it.

Going back to the question: What's better than a pizza? Two pizzas! Of course.

Now what's even better than two pizzas? The third National Pizza Day at California Pizza Kitchen!
California Pizza Kitchen has been celebrating National Pizza Day every 15th of August since 2012. The one-day event has been very popular and has seen long lines of waiting guests in the store from opening to closing time.
On its third year, pizza lovers will be enjoying this event not only for a day, but for three days. On August 13, 14 and 15, with every order of CPK's regular hand-tossed or crispy thin crust pizzas, guests get another regular pizza for free from CPK's selection of three one-off flavors —Traditional Cheese, Original Pepperoni, and Italian Sausage + Pepper.

Before we get to your FREE pizza, check out this list of pizza for your initial choice.

Monday, August 11, 2014


The journey just got way happier for motorists who will fuel up starting July 15 to September 30, 2014 at any Caltex station. Aside from getting maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance in every Caltex and Techron fuel purchase, Caltex customers can also enjoy a free Chowking Halo-halo, Chinese-Style Fried chicken, Pork Siomai Chow Fan and more!

Motorists can get free Chowking food items for every single or accumulated fuel transaction worth Php2,500 using their locally issued credit and debit cards, cash, StarCash or StarCard. A maximum of five combined receipts from one Caltex station can be exchanged for a single food coupon. Exchange period is until November 30, 2014. Promo coupons are valid for one year from date of issuance and can be presented to all Chowking branches nationwide.

Already got Php2,500 worth of Caltex fuel receipt? Redeem it now for a free meal from Chowking! Here's how in three (3) easy steps:

Caltex customers with Happyplus cards can also avail of the promo and earn points at the same time to grab more free meals at any Chowking, Jollibee, Greenwich and Red Ribbon store. To become a Happyplus member, membership kits are available for only Php100.00 in Caltex stations and any branch of the four fast food chains.

Caltex-Chowking Fuel for Chow is part of a promotional campaign introduced by industry giants Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), owner of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich and Red Ribbon brands. CPI and JFC kick-started the campaign with the Free Jollibee treats promo last year followed by the Happyplus loyalty program launch last summer.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No 5254, Series of 2014. For more details and updates on other Caltex promos and activities, go to

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


There was a point in time when the adage "size does matter" mattered. Big house, big cars, big speakers.

That was then. This is now.

Meet the world's smallest speaker... The X-mini ME thumbsize speaker!
Through the different generations of X-mini Capsule Speakers, the focus has always been on delivering good quality sound. The philosophy of Sound Beyond Size was revisited with the aim of changing perspectives on the size to sound ratio once again. With the new form and size of the X-mini ME, Xmi Pte Ltd is excited to consolidate its leading position in the portable speaker category by redefining the standard in portability once again. - PR
Let's start with its bragging feature!

Here's what it looks like right next to an iPod. It's called the world's smallest portable speaker after all.
Dimension: 44mm x 38mm; Net Weight: 44g
What you get with the X-mini ME:
X-mini Sticker
Product Manual
ME speaker
Cable organiser
Now, let's talk about the X-mini ME's other outstanding features!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


We waited. And waited. And after almost a year, they're back!

Before anything else, where in hell did you guys shoot your lookbook?!


I've been lusting over Pharrell's Timbs ever since I laid eyes on it on No longer just a prototype (from its debut on Pharrell's feet last summer), these boots are gonna be made available to the public sooner than you think.
The limited-edition boots come in the same saturated red leather, finished off with tonal hardware and a translucent outsole and two lace options: candy-red or Timberland's traditional brown and yellow. And in case onlookers don't know these aren't the usual Timbs, the boots come with a Bee Line embroidered hang tag.
Priced at $250, the collaboration between Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland will be made available 17th of August, exclusively at the BBC New York flagship store.
Its online release will be the day after the 17th, that is (as GQ predicted), if there will be any boots left. Now, lucky me, got to feel the hardware of a similar boot (if not, the exact) several months back when Timberland had its local relaunch at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza.