Saturday, September 26, 2015

CELEBRATE THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL AT BROOKLYN'S NEW YORK PIZZA

Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival by playing the Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game for only Php600 per person, minimum of 12 pax, at Brooklyn's New York Pizza!

Package includes food and prizes to be won!

Friday, September 25, 2015

DR. MARTENS STAND FOR SOMETHING TOUR SOUTH EAST ASIA 2015

Dr. Martens is pleased to announce equally boundary pushing homegrown bands in its first South East Asia edition of the Stand For Something Tour 2015. Headlined by British indie-rock band CIRCA WAVES, the Stand For Something Tour will be joined by respective home-city bands: Riot !n Magenta in Singapore, Elephant Kind in Jakarta, and Up Dharma Down in Manila.

As a brand intrinsically linked to music, Dr. Martens remains one of the most culturally relevant and iconic British brands of all time. All across the world gig-goers continue to adopt Airwair as their uniform of choice and the Stand For Something Tour 2015 salutes these music lovers by bringing the most exciting bands to intimate venues for up close and personal live experiences.

Stand For Something 2015 Headlined by CIRCA WAVES Tour Dates, Home-city Bands and Venues:
22nd October - Elephant Kind - Jakarta: Foundry No. 8
23rd October - Riot !n Magenta - Singapore: 72:13, The Theatreworks
24th October - Up Dharma Down - Manila: 12 Monkeys

Tickets to Stand For Something - S.E.A. Tour 2015 are free.
In the Philippines, tickets can be collected at Dr. Martens Two Parkade BGC Taguig store starting 1st October 2015. No purchase is necessary; Limited to 2 tickets per person; 18 and above only.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A TASTE OF NEW YORK AT TGI FRIDAYS

I'm one of those people who dream of being able to take a bite at the big apple someday. I mean, who doesn't? And when that day comes, the first order of things would be to experience the first drop of snow at Times Square...

...while enjoying a hotdog in true New Yorker fashion.

#SFXUPTOWN

The weekend came a bit early! It was just last night that I went to watch something you usually watch on a Friday night (see last post) and today, well, it's the last day of the work week.

And you know what else that means? Your days in your casual wear are extended!

If you happen to be in the Quezon City area this long weekend, why not take the opportunity to drop by Straightforward's first pop-up store at UP Town Center?

LA SOIREE AT THE THEATRE AT SOLAIRE

I almost made the mistake of not pushing through in watching La Soiree on its opening night at The Theatre at Solaire because of the midweek traffic (I made it just in time for the second half of the whole act).

I don't speak Broadway but I do know entertainment and fun. And having been recently awarded for Best Entertainment at London's 2015 Olivier Award, La Soiree is something you shouldn't miss.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SMART'S INFINITY SWITCH

One of the perks of being a Smart Infinity subscriber is the option to choose the lifestyle bundle aka freebies that goes along with your plan.

I love spending for clothes and gadgets and I can say that Smart Infinity's Purple cards and its latest partner, Switch GC, would have to be my favorite options.

Let's talk more about the latter...

SPECTRUM FAIR MANILA

Missed out on the first Spectrum Fair Manila held at Whitespace Manila last September 5-6? Well, good news guys! There's another one happening on November 14-15, same venue!
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Yes, I just had to buy that Superman piece from @woodartsmnl.
If you love being surrounded by beautiful things and beautiful people, then this fair's for you.

Friday, September 18, 2015

AW15 DR. MARTENS X ADVENTURE TIME

After the success of their first collaboration, Dr. Martens have again partnered with Cartoon Network for a range of boots for both adults and children inspired by the top rating and award winning animated series Adventure Time. Finn and Jake return for the second seasonal collection, along with series favourite Marceline.

The collection will be available for adults and children, with three new products being offered.

The Marceline boot is inspired by the centuries-old wild rocker vampiress of the same name, and has different vampire faces on the left and right foot. Two pairs of eyelets are in blood red, to mimic a vampire's bite. The heel tag is also blood red and the entire lining and tongue are in seasonal black fur.
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Black/White Smooth Black Faux Fur
The Finn and Jake boots are repeat prints in bright colours on a durable canvas.
FINN BOOT
Printed T-Canvas
The collection will also include a short 30 second film. Styles will be available in Dr. Martens and selected partners globally.
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Character T-Canvas
In the Philippines, the collection will be available starting September 19 (Saturday) exclusively at Dr. Martens Two Parkade, BGC Taguig City.

Like Dr. Martens Philippines on Facebook and follow @DrMartensPH on Instagram to know more!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DENIM RE-BORN

Ever wondered where all those unwanted clothes you dropped at H&M via its Garment Collecting initiative go to?

Well, they go to H&M heaven and get reincarnated as sustainable fashion. The best part? You get a 15% discount voucher by donating in the first place.

"Creating a closed loop for textiles, in which unwanted clothes can be recycled into new ones, will not only minimize textile waste, but also significantly reduce the need for virgin resources as well as other impacts fashion has on our planet," says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.

EXPERIENCE 2MORROW WITH THE ASUS ZENFONE2

I'm one of those people who owns multiple phones. I'm cautious like that. I mean what if my other phones die on me (assuming I forgot to bring my power banks and camera)? You feel me?

But even if it's a backup phone, I'm still very particular with its color. I prefer white, gold, and my personal favorite, red.

Of course, it has to take really good photos of food,

with a photo quality at par with that of a mirrorless camera.
Zenfone 2's 13MP PixelMaster camera with its f/2.0 wide-aperture lens users quickly and easily capture beautiful, high-resolution photos with zero shutter-lag. Camera features, including Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, and Super Resolution mode, ensure incredible photos even in dimly lit situations.
The ZenFone 2 delivers that... and more!

Monday, September 14, 2015

LIVE THE SMART LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH UBER

If there's one thing that can disqualify me as a legit working adult, it would be my inability to drive. But even if the case were otherwise, I wouldn't still give up the luxury of having a driver with me all the time given the metro's traffic situation lately. I get anxious easily when stuck in traffic that's why I make it a point to be productive while sitting comfortably at the back seat. And by productive, I mean answering emails, social media updates, and catching up on my series on iflix. Blog, even! But how about days when it's my car's coding (Tuesday) and weekends when it's my driver's off?

I rely on Uber.

Smart Communications, Inc. together with PLDT and Voyager Innovations, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in the Philippines to elevate the commuting experience for millions of Filipinos.

This first-of-its-kind, multi-year partnership introduces free in-car WiFi with Uber and special promotions for Uber riders on Smart's network.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

FOREVER 21 DEBUTS FALL 2015 FOREVER YOU COLLECTION

Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world debuts their Fall 2015 collection globally and celebrates the uniqueness is us all through the tagline, 'It's All About You, Forever You'.

Photographed by Dan Jackson and styled by George Cortina, the new imagery is a continuation of the brand's new, elevated point of view and direction with a large focus on menswear. "For the Forever 21 Forever You Fall campaign we paired industry veterans with new exciting faces to reflect the elevated aesthetic of the collection, while keeping the core brand DNA of on-trend attainable fashion that we have become known for," says Linda Chang, Vice President of Merchandising. The creative spirit of fashion and how individuality connects us all are the themes at the heart of the Fall 2015 Collection. This motif is mirrored through the models featured in the campaign, from Alana Zimmer, who is involved with numerous charitable organizations and volunteers in her spare time, her boyfriend Nick Rea, the self proclaimed outlier and adventure junky, Baylee and Kelsey Soles, the telepathic identical twins from South Carolina, to Yuri Pleskun, the Russian export with a punky personality. Though all have a different background and story, each are connected through one quality - the are all Forever unique.

Defined by unlimited style that is designed to amplify your fall street cred, the Forever You Collection focuses on key trends including luxe and layered, oversized, boho chic, and textured essentials, personified by three key personalities: The Romantic, The Adventurer, and The Free Spirit.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

LIVING THE CITI LIFE

As the country's leading foreign bank marks its 25th anniversary of leadership in credit cards, Citi once again rewards cardholders with up to 60% when they book and pay with their Citi credit card at any of The Discovery Leisure Company's luxurious resorts and hotels in Boracay, Palawan, Tagaytay, Ortigas, and Makati.

Part of the exciting deals offered right now when you use your Citi credit card is a Php2,500 off on your first booking (for a minimum purchase of Php8,000) at Airbnb. Promo period: July 1 - December 31, 2015; Travel Period: July 1 - February 29, 2016.

It was my first time to try Airbnb when I went to Hong Kong last June 29 - July 1, 2015. If I had known about the promo, I would've delayed my trip to a latter date and save Php2,500 on my travel funds.

For my first day, I stayed at a private room in Pui O, Lantau Island for €51 (roughly Php2,600).
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Monday, September 7, 2015

TINGTING COJUANGCO: ICON OF ELEGANCE AND SUBSTANCE

For those who only see her on the glossy pages of magazines or on the society columns of newspapers, it's easy to dismiss Tingting Cojuangco as just one of the elites belonging to one of the most prominent political clans in the country.

But Margarita "Tingting" Delos Reyes Cojuangco, wife of current Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose "Peping" Cojuangco, has achieved so much in her storied life.

She is proof that elegance knows no age and that living a life of substance is truly what completes a woman.

Throughout her life and career, there is one thing that remained constant for Tingting --her elegance.

Tingting has undoubtedly set standards of style and elegance, good manners and consistently so, that society belles and beauty must attain in vain.

Because elegance, after all, is more than just high cheekbones and "branded" fashion style. It's practically "in born" taught by mothers.

It is for this reason that Tingting has found a new advocacy, a list so to speak, that recognizes not just beauty, but elegant Filipinas who have strived to make a change and impact in their respective professions.

"Tingting's List: The Elegant Filipina" has the vision of uplifting the Filipina, whose impeccable taste in social grace and fashion, transforms women to respect one's self, inspiring others, and to contribute to one's community, society and the country.

The proceeds of the event will go to the Kabayan Weaving Arts and Crafts, Kabayan, Benguet Province and women scholars from Tanauan, Leyte who are training to become dressmakers under the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP).

The awarding event is scheduled on September 22, 2015 at the Diamond Hotel Ballroom.

"Tingting's List: The Elegant Filipina" is made possible by Diamond Hotel DMCI (Vic Consunji), Berjaya Philippines, Century Tuna, Baguio Oil, Ralph's Wine and Spirits, Malaysia Airlines. With special thanks to Sheridan Hotels, Toni & Guy, Seven Fridays, Uratex Philippines, Eskaya, Florsheim, Wacoal, HyC 150, Carlo Rossi.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

UNITED FLAVORS OF SINGAPORE: ALL NEW DISHES FROM WEE NAM KEE

Singapore has always been seen as a melting pot of different cultures coming from diverse ethnic Asian origins. Whereas these differences, under normal circumstances, would result in less than harmonious co-existence, the Singaporeans of varying social and cultural backgrounds are united by a common thread that permeates the very fabric of their society: their inherent love for food! And this is the precise reason why Singapore is often referred to as an Asian foodies' paradise.

In the same spirit of these diverse, homegrown flavors bringing everyone together, Wee Nam Kee launches its NEW United Flavors of Singapore with 4 all new dishes to delight your palates and satiate your appetite for new culinary discoveries: Claypot Chicken Rice, Beef Rendang, Singaporean Beef Noodles, and Bak Kut Teh'.

Friday, September 4, 2015

CAFFE BENE

Before anything else, can I just ask who's excited for this day to end? I think I might've overbooked my schedule today so I guess I am.

I can still remember a time when Fridays used to be a chill day and you just end it at a nearby hip and happening watering hole with friends from work. You know, just chilling. I actually can't stand the noise that's why I'm wondering why I survived those days nights.

These days, if I have the time, you'll see me mostly at coffee shops. I think it's the only place friendly enough to single people. I mean, I can survive at coffee shops alone. More so, with friends. You get what I mean? People won't judge you there.

Okay. Somebody looks exhausted. Haha.
Zara jacket
Zara shirt
River Island jeans
adidas sneakers

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Photo by Sef Tiburcio
If you're up for some chill and alone time with your coffee, try Caffe Bene.