Friday, October 20, 2017


I love dressing up. I think it's the best form of self-expression and that it helps set people's first impression of you. It's what they initially see that's why I take it seriously.

I must say that I'm not the expert when it comes to the topic but do allow me to share some basic tips I've learned that helped me be the confident person that I am or at least try to be. Yes, sometimes it's the little things that count and that clothes can help boost one's confidence to face the world.

1. Fit Is Everything.

Your investment should not end at the counter where you purchase your clothes. You should be willing to spare some extra cash for alterations if there's a need to make your clothes fit more perfectly. Aside from looking good, the perfect fit makes all the difference from looking lousy to sharp.

2. Accesorize!

But keep in mind that less is more. My go-to accessory when I want to feel "powerful" in my clothes? A watch. There's something about wearing a watch that exudes a "I value my time, so don't waste it" vibe. How's that for a powerful statement?

3. Iron, Steam, Remove The Lint.

One of the practical things I learned early in life was to iron my own clothes. I don't let other people iron for me (not even my mom) because I'm very particular with the "lines" that show on my clothes. For blazers and the like, I prefer a steamer. Also, I always have a lint remover on hand to get rid of my dogs' fur, dust, and other unsightly particles that gets stuck on my clothes. Show the world that aside from looking confident in your clothes, you're also detail-oriented.

4. Always Look Brand New.

Not all people can afford new sets of clothes to wear on a daily basis. Even some of the rich and successful ones prefer to wear the same things over and over again (think Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg). The secret is to make the clothes look always brand new. How? With the right amount of FashionCare. My suggestion? Invest in a good washing machine. Like the Electrolux Washing Machine. Watch this video to know how to make clothes look newer for longer.

To learn more about the Electrolux FashionCare Campaign, visit the Electrolux Facebook page:

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Quirks, your one-stop-shop for the most unique gifts and extraordinary novelties is turning 8 years old this October!

To get the party started, Quirks is kicking off with awesome deals happening all month long:
  • October 2 - 15: Store-wide Sale!
Get 10 % off when you buy 1 regular item. Get 15% off when you buy 2 or more items. Get additional 5% off on sale items.
  • October 16 - 31: Pick-a-prize!
Get a chance to win quirky prizes when you purchase a minimum of Php800.
  • All month: Be a VIP member!
Get double stamp on all purchases which means you get to be a QT VIP member faster.

So enjoy The Classics "Top Hits" where it first started like their famous Sun Jar, Mighty Wallets, and Scratch Maps ( or enjoy new discoveries like the Game Boy barware and innovative kitchenware (

Quirks scoured the globe for the freshest beats, bringing in items from UK, USA, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, and more recently Israel.

Whether you're an Uptown Girl, Hot Stuff, a Survivor or a Superfreak, they've got the Quirk for you!

Branches: Power Plant Mall, SM Megamall, SM Aura, U.P. Town Center, SM North Edsa.;


Out of more than 20,000 Youtube videos dedicated to the "Fire Noodle Challenge", this one from Bretman Rock has got to be my favorite. It's funny and it's full of profanity! It also got me craving for Lucky Me! Pancit Canton. The Extra Hot Chili, of course. I'm still yet to try the actual Fire Noodles and I think I can handle it. After all, I'm a big fan of anything spicy.

Whether you're craving for hot noodles or simply feeling adventurous, here are some of the noodles ranked from bearable to extra extra hot:
1. Lucky Me! Sweet and Spicy Pancit Canton (3.5/10)
2. Lucky Me! Chilimansi Pancit Canton (3.5/10)
3. Lucky Me! Extra Hot Chili Pancit Canton (6/10)
4. Nongshim (7/10)
5. Samyang Fire Noodles (10/10)

Good thing most of the noodles listed above are readily available at Robinsons Supermaket when the craving kicks in. The best part? You'll get the chance to win one of three GO PRO 5 Hero (black) when you include any of the participating products in the "Spicy Noodle Craze Promo" in your grocery list. You don't even have to record yourself in a video eating the noodles to win!

Find and shop for these items at Robinsons Supermarket to get a chance to be one of three lucky winners of GO PRO 5 Hero 5 (Black). Customers simply need to purchase a minimum of Php60.00 worth of participating spicy noodles to join the raffle. Participating products include: Lucky Me!, Nissin, Payless, Nongshim and Ottogi.

The Spicy Noodle Craze will run from October 1 - 30, 2017. For more information, please like and visit or

Friday, October 13, 2017


Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone the V7+ fulfills the brand’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation. This newest offering from the 5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands boasts of a powerful 24MP front camera which levels up anyone’s selfie game. This selfie-centric phone’s front-facing camera rocks an LED flash and smart photography algorithms for clear, sharp, and natural-looking photos. To better appreciate your photos, the V7+ also rocks a revolutionary 5.99 all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced visual experience. As if a clear selfie is not just the spotlight offering of the V7+,this phone’s Special Face Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up photos and evens-out complexions so capturing a selfie-moment is not a problem, anytime anywhere especially in dimly-lit environment. Just like the good old DSLR camera, the V7+’s Portrait Mode blurs out backgrounds which creates sharper selfie features.

The Philippines is known for its selfie-obsessed populace and the V7+, just like all of Vivo’s other smartphones, does not disappoint. One’s huge collection of selfies is safe and secure as this smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM + 64 GB of ROM expandable to up to 256GB. Other premium features include a special security which unlocks the phone with mere facial recognition. It is equipped with a dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) and runs on Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Another highlight is a Smart Split 3.0 feature, allowing users to check their messages, mails, among other things without interrupting the current running app.

The V7+ comes in Matte Black color and Crown Gold at only Php Php17,990 and is available at Lazada, Argomall, and all Vivo concept stores and kiosks.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


The Vivo V7+, which was unveiled just a week ago with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla leading the roster of celebrity endorsers, is proven to be the fastest-selling smartphone to date, already receiving more than 5,000 pre-orders. Already available this September 30, the V7+, the latest pride of the 5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands, boasts of a world-first 24MP front camera, a Face ID security access, and a 5.99” all-screen display. The pre-orders shot up mainly because of the V7+’s top-of-the-line features. The V7+, a selfie-centric phone’s front-facing 24MP camera rocks LED flash and smart photography algorithms which produce sharp and natural-looking photos. The V7+ also prides itself with its revolutionary 5.99” all-screen display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced gaming and visual experience. Also, a special Face ID feature allows high-technology security access to one’s smartphone, unlocking the phone with mere facial recognition. The V7+ comes in Matte Black color and Crown Gold and is priced at a reasonable Php 17,990.00. The Vivo V7+ is selling nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

Monday, September 18, 2017


From disposable shavers (which I guiltily use 3 - 5 times before disposal) to a more heavy duty one which requires replacing its head every month, I'm proud to say that I made the final upgrade to the Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver.

The Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is one of the brand's latest cutting-edge shavers that delivers the closest shave yet, without compromising on comfort, control, and choice. With the Aquatic Wet & Dry seal, you can either use it for a quick yet comfortable dry shave or simply bring it in the shower.

For the closest shave, I recommend using it wet. That is, with a shaving gel or foam. I somehow mastered the art of using it after my fourth try.

Here's a tip: Do not rush when shaving with the Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shave. Savor the moment.

Use it with a steady hand in a slow, circular motion. No need to twist your face to get to the hard areas to shave like the neck and jaw line (and even the corners of your mouth) because of the 5-direction Flex Heads with 5 independent movements that ensure close skin contact for a fast and close shave. And with its ComfortCut blades with rounded profile heads, you are protected from nicks and cuts as it glide smoothly on your skin.

The Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is not just about having that closest shave. It also comes with a click-on trimmer to maintain your mustache and trimming your sideburns.

This shaver only operates in cordless mode. You only need to charge it for an hour for 40+ minutes of running time or about 13 shaves. The charger comes free, of course.

All of Philips shavers come with a 2-year worldwide guarantee and can adapt to any voltage. The best part? You only need to replace the blades after 2 years. Talk about long-lasting!

For every decent grown-up men, I highly recommend in including the Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver in his everyday grooming arsenal. It's that good.