Tuesday, April 28, 2015


My favorite expansion of SM North EDSA is The Block, specifically its third floor. It is there where you can do your personal shopping while bonding with your family in the process (somehow) because of the selection of stores and their close proximity to each other. Watsons is there for all mom's beauty needs. Fullybooked for dad's reads. Astroplus for Justin Bieber's latest album for your belieber sister. And Toy Kingdom for all things action figures and Nintendo-related stuff. But the ultimate shopping/bonding experience with your family would be at the recently opened Concepts by Giordano Group.

There's something for practically everybody in the family! Even your superhero fan of a little brother (Read: AVENGERS)!

I was able to visit Giordano's first of its kind, one-stop-store block (at The Block!) before my trip to Boracay the other weekend. I got these gray shirt and white shorts
HYPE on Lookbook.nu
and this drawstring jogger pants.
HYPE on Lookbook.nu
Photos by Maxlee Merida
Location: Shnagri-La Boracay
Talk about perfect timing, no?


And the big countdown begins!

It's just 5 more days before the most anticipated boxing fight of the century! Excited yet? Well, let me help elevate that excitement with these five (5) Did You Knows about the #SugodManny campaign.
  • Did you know that you could get a chance to win Manny Pacquiao-signed merchandise when you join the #SugodManny movement?
Just post a photo or video of your knockout move and tag two friends as a challenge. Don't forget the hashtag!
  • Did you know that you can keep up with Manny Pacquiao's every move with high speed internet? Get the high-speed LTE you need all for just Php50! Enjoy 300MB with Youtube, Spinnr and Skype Qik access with #SmartBigBytes! 
Know more at http://smart.com.ph/bigbytes
  • Did you know that you can download the exclusive #SugodManny stickers for FREE through Viber's Sticker Market? Yes you can with #SmartFreeInternet! Get 30MB free when you subscribe to top Smart prepaid promos. Free Viber, anyone?
Visit http://smart.com.ph/prepaid/freeinternet to know more!
"Manny's upcoming fight with Mayweather on May 3 (Philippine time) is one of the biggest draws in boxing history and we want Viber to unite the Filipino community in sending good vibes to support Manny's bid for glory. We hope to fill everyone with a sense of pride in Manny as one of our greatest Filipino boxers with Smart's #SugodManny Sticker Pack on Viber," says Viber Philippines Country Manager, Crystal Lee.
For more information & fight updates, follow Smart on Viber Public Chats at www.viber.com/smart & on social media: facebook.com/viberph, twitter.com/viberph, and instagram.com/viberph. Follow the hashtag #SmartViber
  • Did you know that even you're not in Las Vegas, you can still get a Front Seat view of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight? Just download the Viewstream app and watch the fight LIVE and ad-free on your phone or tablet for only Php999! #ViewstreamPacMay
Learn more: http://smart.com.ph/viewstream
  • Did you know that even before his fight with Mayweather, Manny had a little face off with another Manny? Watch both MVPs as they talk about the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight among other things via live video call.

Follow the story online with #SugodManny and let us all support and pray for the people's champ victory this May 2, 2015. Sugod Manny!

Monday, April 27, 2015


That's how you pronounce Sebago. Now you know.

Anyway, meet my feet's new bae.
Sebago Docksides Grey Nub (Yellow Green Sole) Php5,500
  • Handsewn Blucher Moccasin Construction
  • Unlined, Full Grain, Nubuck or Waxy Pull-Up Leather Uppers
  • Functional Leather Rawhide Laces to be Tied for a Custom Fit
  • Leather Socklining
  • Littleway Stitched Sebago Docksides Boat Sole with Slip-resistant, Non-marking Solid Rubber
Before I start making memories with my new pair of Sebago Docksides, here's a little Lookbook.nu throwback with my first ever pair of boat shoes.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


This might sound weird (but true) but there are actually two seasons we are currently celebrating right now in the Philippines. One is summer. And the other, the mid season sale!

Fans of Topman, River Island and Burton, it's RSSI Mid Season Sale once again! Woohoo!

Sales can get a tad too overwhelming (believe me when I tell you that I can't function well when overwhelmed) especially with all those rows and shelves of items screaming "50% off!," "70% off!," "Further Reductions!" all in unison that's why I came up with these three tips to consider when doing the fun ordeal of swimming through all the retail goodness that are RSSI's.


It's just less than a week before we hit the all-time summer high event in the country! (You know I'm talking about labor day in Boracay, right?)

So what's your plan? Mine's not concrete yet but I would love to go and discourage myself personally to not go anymore in the future. You know, just to tick it off on my things-to-experience list.

I'm at my initial phase of preparation and that is... choosing what to wear. Or why wear anything? It's Boracay after all. I kid, of course.

So, I have this crazy plan in going all out Lito Atienza for my 3 days / 2 nights trip.
High Sierra Bag
VANS trucker cap
Penshoppe shirt
ZARA t-shirt
UNIQLO linen shorts
Penshoppe shorts
Stance socks
High Sierra backpack
And I'm just gonna pack everything that I need in my High Sierra bag.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Closeup Forever Summer is just three weeks away! Got your tickets already? Yes? Good. Now let's talk about how you can enjoy this year's much-awaited day of youthful revelry by one of the most-loved brands in the country, Closeup.

Disclaimer: These suggestions came from the pit of my once youthful mind. I hope you agree with me or if not, did things change much from how I party back in my days? Hmm...

Monday, April 20, 2015


We're halfway done with summer here in our country and so far mine's been an enjoyable and eventful one. How about you? Will I being seeing you (just online) in Boracay this Labor Day? I just got back from there yesterday so the possibility of me going back is highly unlikely (it's gonna be my first time if ever). It's just a few short weeks away! So what have you been doing in preparation for it?

Mine was simple.


Yes? You'll also get to win Php2,000 worth of ZALORA gc which you can use to buy items perfect for your future epic night outs!

Here's how to join:
1. Follow me @paultheprguy and @zaloraph on Instagram.
2. Answer the question: Why do you deserve to experience the ZALORA Epic Night Out?
3. Repost this photo on Instagram and caption your answer.
4. Tag me @paultheprguy, @zaloraph, and hashtag #ZALORAepicNightOut #zaloraph
5. 2 winners will be selected on Thursday, 3pm.

Winners will get Php2,000 worth of ZALORA gc and an epic VIP party night in the newest and hottest club in the metro, HOUZE UltraClub!

Good luck and see you this Friday!


I just got back from attending Smart Infinity's launch of their newest lifestyle package in Boracay. This time, they're partnering with Samsung and PAL Mabuhay Miles. I'll tell you more about that on another entry but let me just say that the new Samsung S6 edge is sexy. I'm more of aesthetics than functionality when it comes to smartphones and the latest from Samsung might convert me from being an iPhone loyalist. Might.

Anyway, when was the last time you bought a smartphone? I'm talking about buying outright and not just being on a plan (Smart Infinity has the best premium plans, by the way). I remember always getting the "Greenhills!" reply everytime I ask where I can get the latest releases of Apple products. I always want to be one of the firsts to own one. Of course, I didn't give in. I'd rather wait a little longer and get mine at authorized dealers. I'm also hesitant to go and order online because we're talking about gadgets and not just some trinkets or shirts.

And then I discovered another "G" to go to.
iPhone 6, 16gb (P30,380)_ 64gb (P35,490)_ and 128gb (P38,490)
iPhone 6 16gb (Php30,380), 64gb (Php35,490), 128gb (Php38,490)
Not Greenhills 2, okay? It's GetGadget Shop.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Hey friends! Got nothing to do this April 18 (Saturday)? Why don't you dress up as your favorite DC Comics Superhero, go to The Block Atrium, SM North EDSA, and be one with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment as we set a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes?

I've always wanted to participate in a cosplay event dressed as my favorite superhero, Superman. But capes and tights are not my thing so I'm settling on being 50% Superman and 50% Clark Kent.
Photo by Gerd Perez
The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event will take place on April 18, 2015 in the Philippines and other parts of the world.

Interested? Here are some guidelines:

To know more of the 3-Day Heroic Event, watch this:

Visit www.WorldofDCph.com for the complete details.

Follow the story online with #DCWorldRecord #WorldofDC_PH

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Brought three (3) bags for my recent trip to the beach last weekend. A weekender, a medium-sized backpack, and a smaller one. This was the latter. Compared to the first two, it's the heaviest! It held these items:
GQ April 2015 - Jon Hamm
NIVEA Men Active Care SPF 15 lip balm
Ye!! Portable Speaker
Gatsby deodorant AQUA
Ye!! Energy Pack
Nintendo DS Lite
Gatsby styling wax
iPhone 6 Plus with AndMesh case
The Blood of Olympus book by Rick Riordan
Jaws 3 DVD
Jaws The Revenge DVD
Macbook Air "13
Apple USB Superdrive
Yes. Believe it or not, everything's color coordinated.

What I like about the bag:
  • Durable
  • Sturdy but lightweight
  • Waterproof, stain resistant, and machine washable
  • Fabrics used are free from harmful treatments, chemicals and dyes
The Esperos Schoolyard Backpack retails at Php3,100 and is available at the following COALITION Stores:
COALITION Eastwood Unit A237, Level 2, Eastwood Mall, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Bagumbayan Quezon City
COALITION Newport S108 3rd Floor, Newport Mall & Resorts World, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
COALITION Festival S2016, Level 2, Festival Supermall Alabang, Muntinlupa City
COALITION Greenhills S2013, 2nd Floor Shoppesville, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
COALITION Powerplant 202C13 Level R2 Powerplant Mall Rockwell Center
COALITION Fairview Space 2061a Fairview Terraces, Quirino Highway