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Triple O’s SM Aura Premier is Now Open

Triple O's Aura

Looks like Canada’s iconic fast food restaurant is on a roll in the Philippines. After its hugely successful launch in June at SM Megamall, Triple O’s SM Aura Premier is now open. Located at the 4th floor of SM’s high-end mall in Taguig, it’s a welcome development for the mall-going public as this means more dining options to choose from. I’m sure everyone who’s ever been to Canada, and even the Canadian expats working at the Bonifacio Global City area, will be very delighted.   And if you haven’t tried Triple O’s and frequent SM Aura, this is your chance to experience what the Canadian burger joint has to offer. Burgers, chicken, pasta, and of course, milkshake. Judging from my experience during their soft opening at SM Megamall, you’ll have an awesome experience at SM Aura too. Known for their uncompromising stance on quality and flavor that has propelled the ...

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A Bigger, Brighter, Better CinemaJam 2014

CinemaJam 2014 on November 29

A bigger, brighter, better Cinemajam 2014 returns on November 29. If you enjoyed last year’s successful movie and music festival, then brace yourself as Crizal Transitions announced that the event this year will be more exciting and grander. For starters, there will be more artists and visual treats for all music and movie lovers. In addition, consumers will witness the launch of Crizal Transitions Signature lenses which is the first and only photocromic lens in the iconic shade of green. “We’re looking to do it yearly,” shares Jinky Navo, Marketing Manager of Essilor, the company behind Crizal Transitions, “and 2014 marks a bigger, brighter, and bolder step on our part. Due to positive feedback and audience response that we got last year, we’re very much inspired and excited to once again put together a whole-day spectacle that the whole family can enjoy.” “In line with this year’s theme “Make A ...

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The Amazing Race Philippines is Back with Derek Ramsay

The Amazing Race Philippines

After the first season which aired in 2012, the reality show The Amazing Race Philippines is back with Derek Ramsay still as the host. Watch the exciting race on TV5 beginning Monday, October 6 at 7pm. I had the chance to watch the first two episodes of the show during a viewing party held at Resorts World Manila. From what I’ve watched, I can say that the Philippine franchise of the world’s most awarded and most successful reality show is at par as far as production value is concerned. I was not able to watch the first season, but the fact that the Kapatid Network was awarded the franchise again means that they were a success during the first time. We’ve seen franchised reality shows on Philippine TV and some did not see the light of the day the second time around. I’d like to believe TV5 made such an ...

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Manulife Survey Showed Pinoys Positive on Pensions

Retirement Life

Recently, I came across a post on Facebook that links to a story about a Filipino professional’s dilemma on his pension upon retiring. The story must have caught up with the working population in the country as I saw several posts on social media after, some reacting negatively, while one blog post addressed the topic quite well. But according to the latest Manulife Investment Sentiment Index, majority of Filipino investors are satisfied with their government pension. But that is based on assumptions and a cash-dominant approach to retirement. Apparently, two-thirds of the survey respondents disclosed that they are confident that their government pension would be enough to meet their needs when they retire. According to Manulife, the result is the highest level of all surveyed markets. In contrast, across all surveyed markets the proportion of confident investors was less than 40 percent, and as low as one-in-ten in some markets. ...

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Lamido is My Latest Discovery for Online Buying and Selling

Lamido Philippines Website

I love online shopping as much as I do with online selling. Before online shopping boomed in the Philippines, I was already bidding and buying second hand gadgets. Then I became involved in online selling. The e-commerce landscape in the country continues to evolve, with some sites still existing while others folding up or getting bought by big businesses. Lately, Lamido is my latest discovery for online buying and selling. Not another e-commerce website you might say. Lamido is not just another e-commerce platform. For starters, Rocket Internet is behind this venture, the same company behind Lazada and Zalora. What’s different though is that Lamido Philippines offers a wide range of products from budding entrepreneurs who is somehow overpowered by big companies with their branded products. This means more great deals to find. When I first discovered the website and started browsing, I was actually overwhelmed with all the items ...

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Catch Shrek The Musical in Manila

Shrek the Musical

If you enjoyed Shrek, then you should catch Shrek The Musical in Manila. This musical play is based on DreamWorks’ animated film which was shown on Broadway and the West End. The main cast of the Manila production are Rycharde Everley (Shrek), Shiela Valderrama-Martinez (Princess Fiona), Nyoy Volante (Donkey) and Jett Pangan (Lord Farquaad). I had a chance to interview each of them during an intimate presscon which made me more excited to watch the musical. Based in London, Rycharde Everley sent a video to audition for the role of Shrek. The actor is no stranger to the Philippine stage as he has done several plays with Atlantis Production. Meanwhile, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez is one of the Filipino performers in HongKong Disneyland and also performed opposite Leo Valdez for The King and I. Acoustic singer-songwriter Nyoy Volante, who was first a stage actor before being discovered for his music, shared that his character is the ...

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One Direction’s Latest – the Newest Single ‘Steal My Girl’

Steal My Girl Cover

Heads up 1D Fans, mark your calendars for September 29th. One Direction’s latest – the newest single ‘Steal My Girl’ will premiere and will be released globally on the said date. Pop band One Direction has announced ‘Steal My Girl’ as the first single from their eagerly anticipated new album ‘FOUR.’ Fans from the UK and Ireland will have to wait a little longer though as the single will be released in their area on 12th October. 1D’s latest single showcases the band’s songwriting ability while ensuring that their pop sound loved by millions are still evident. ‘Steal My Girl’ is written by Louis and Liam with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. This is the same team who collaborated behind last year’s massive hit ‘Best Song Ever.’ Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund produced the song. The much-awaited album ‘FOUR’ was announced earlier this month. Fans already had a ...

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Get Ready for Christmas Shopping at the Lifestyle Bazaar

The Lifestyle Bazaar

Admit or not, Christmas season has started in the Philippines the moment the calendar switched to September 1st. And somehow, somewhere, people are talking about shopping for the holidays already. On November 14-16, a payday weekend, get ready for Christmas shopping at the Lifestyle Bazaar. Happening at the Metrotent, Metrowalk in Ortigas Center in Pasig, this will be a perfect time to buy gifts and stuff for the Yuletide season. Shoppers will definitely find the right items to buy as the Lifestyle Bazaar is now prepping up with a lot of concessionaires for the big event. Their Instagram account is teeming with hints on what you can find at the bazaar. Shoppers and food lovers get ready, as the delightful and trendiest fashion and food concessionaires await us all! The Lifestyle Bazaar focuses on lifestyles, its differences and its emergence in our today’s society. I can’t wait! See you all ...

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Breeze Nationwide 1 Laba Day – A Tribute to Hardworking Moms

Breeze 1 Laba Day with Christine Bersola-Babao, Dimples Romana and Gladys Reyes

As a kid, I was always reminded by my mother to behave and avoid getting my clothes soiled. Back then, I only understood that it’s not cool to be dirty. When I grew up, I realized one of the reasons is really how difficult it is to wash clothes. Yes, I wash my own clothes and I salute all moms who do so for their families. And it’s good to know that they are getting recognized through Breeze Nationwide 1 Laba Day – a tribute to hardworking moms. To celebrate the heroes of the home, one of the Philippines’ leading detergent brand, treated over 19,000 hardworking moms across the country to a day of rest, games and exciting surprises during the first-ever 1 Laba Day. Breeze took care of their laundry chores, washing a total of 481,536 clothes, in a series of events held all at the same time in ...

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Teddy’s Bigger Burgers at Greenbelt 3

Teddy's Bigger Burgers Kailua Burger

I shared about the treats that Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has in store for the public with their early bird and selfie promos. But before going full operation at their first branch located in Greenbelt 3, I had the chance to taste Hawaii’s best. I’m telling you, it’s at the top of my list now among the burger chains in the Philippines. Let me share you my 4 big reasons to dine at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. Tiki Wings It’s delicious chicken wings that’s juicy, and made even better with the bleu cheese dip. In fact, I loved the dip so much that I dipped my fries on it. French Fries You can have your burger with french fries on the side. I love that it’s cooked perfectly. I enjoy the potato flavor in each bite without the grease. Strawberry-Peanut Butter Milkshake Say what? Yup, you read it right. My blogger friends ...

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