Wednesday, November 11, 2015

“FLY HIGH: That so Ravens,” a homecoming concert

ICA Batch 1990’s “FLY HIGH: That so Ravens” to deliver 10 local acts in one night!

The Immaculate Conception Academy Batch 1990 proudly presents “FLY HIGH: That so Ravens,” a homecoming concert featuring an incredible mix of all the hottest names in local music today. The event will be on November 14, 2015, Saturday 8:00 pm at ICA Greenhills.

Expect an epic night with performances from OPM icons Gary Valenciano and songwriter Ogie Alcasid to rock superstar Bamboo Manalac; from “Your Face Sounds Familiar” biggest contender Sam Concepcion to charming leading man Enrique Gil and singer/actor Elmo Magalona; from fresh faced Perkins Twins and Kenneth Parsad to EDM hottie Callum David; and TV Patrol’s beautiful Gretchen Fulido. 

Hosted by ICA Batch 1990 together with ICA Batches 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 2000, 2005 and 2015, the show is directed by Paolo Valenciano and written by Garlic Garcia. There will also be performances by ICA Dance Troupe, Xavier Dance X, LSDC and many more surprise guests. 

Aside from witnessing an outstanding live performances by our very own local acts, every ticket purchase also entitles you a chance to win one (1) year membership to the exclusive Balesin Island Club or round-trip tickets for two (2) to any of these destinations: Australia, Phuket, Hong Kong or Palawan!

Ticket information is available by contacting (02) 721-2687 or (0917) 898-0585. 

Smart and Uber team up for special iPhone 6s midnight delivery

Can't wait to get your hands on the much anticipated Rose Gold iPhone 6s on launch day? You can have it especially delivered in style right at your doorstep as unrivaled mobile services leader Smart Communications teams up with Uber, the world's most popular ride-sharing service, for the  first ever iPhone midnight delivery service in the Philippines.

Available from 12 am to 4 am of Nov. 6, the official launch day of the latest iPhones in the country, the service allows you to request the Rose Gold iPhone 6s (16GB) unit worth Php 35,990 delivered wherever you are in Metro Manila via the Uber app. Just request for a Smart iPhone6s on the Uber app, prepare to pay using your credit or debit card, and get ready to have your new phone delivered to you in style. 

Exciting surprises 
You can pay in 12-month installment at 0% interest if you opt for a credit card transaction. As an added perk, all iPhone 6s deliveries come with P2,000 worth of Rustan's gift certificates! 
"Smart is thrilled to partner with Uber to bring the brand new iPhones to excited subscribers who want to get the first dibs on the Rose Gold iPhone units via the country's first ever midnight iPhone delivery service," said Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid Head. "Aside from utter convenience, subscribers who will avail of this special service can also look forward to more exciting surprises! This is part of our efforts to give our beloved subscribers awesome Smart Life experience," she added. 

Simple, fast, convenient
Ordering your Rose Gold iPhone 6s (16GB) via the Smart-Uber midnight delivery service is simple, fast and convenient with these steps:
1. Download the Uber app and allow location access
2. Register / sign-in with your account
3. Choose the Smart iPhone6s option
4. Look for the Rose Gold car near you and input your delivery location for both the pick-up and destination fields
5. Click on Request to get the iPhone 6s delivered to you. 

As soon as you've made the request, you shall receive a verification call from a Smart Representative, who will confirm your purchase and your payment method. Upon confirmation, your brand new iPhone will be on its way. Don’t forget to prepare your debit or credit card (strictly no cash payments) and valid ID to complete the transaction with the Smart Representative.
Unbeatable iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus plans

Aside from the Smart-Uber iPhone 6s midnight delivery service, you can also avail of the latest iPhones at all Smart Stores nationwide and via the Smart Online Store at   
Smart offers the iPhone 6s with ZERO handset cashout at Plan 2000 with a super-sized 10GB data per month, and the iPhone 6s Plus with ZERO handset cashout at Plan 2499 with a super-sized 15GB per month – both under a 30-month contract. 

Both plans come with All-Month Surf for 30 months so you can access your favorite sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as chat apps like Viber, Messenger and Whatsapp – all on top of your data allowance. Moreover, you also get FREE access to the app of your choice every month throughout your contract, and unbeatable extra perks from Smart's partners like Uber, Airbnb and Zalora. 

Smart's ZERO handset cashout offer for iPhone 6s at and iPhone 6s is until December 31, 2015. To know more about Smart's unbeatable iPhone plans, visit



With over 300 hectares of beachfront gardens in the tropical paradise of Bintan, Bintan Lagoon Resort offers possibilities galore as the desirable wedding destination for couples capturing the most important day of their lives.

A picturesque beachfront resort with its own 1.5km stretch of private beach and two 18-hole golf courses, the Resort is easily accessible by direct ferry from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to its own terminal with the Indonesian Customs and Immigration on its beach in just over an hour, making it easy for wedding parties from Singapore to attend.

Its expansive landscape provides ample spots and venues indoor and outdoors to say “I do”.  Couples are spoilt for choice by the extensive showcase of function rooms including The Great Hall, a dedicated function Centre with the state of the art technology, villas, 11 food & beverage outlets and carefully curated outdoor spots. The Resort’s team of wedding planners is on hand to offer expert guidance and will work with the couple from start to the end ensuring a stress-free, flawless occasion.

“Will you marry me?”
But first, to pop that all important question, plan a candlelight dinner under starry skies in a secluded spot on the beach or by the spectacular hole number 12 on the golf course in what is known as ‘Destination Dining’.  Each spot is immaculately set up for an unforgettable proposal from the well pressed table linen and flowers to a meticulously prepared menu with specially picked fine wines.

Locations to say “I do”
The Great Hall, a state-of-the-art three- story building covering a combined open space area of more than 20,000 square feet and an astounding column-free banquet hall holding up to 1300 guests, is a popular venue for lavish wedding ceremonies swathed in a rich tapestry of colours, textures and florals. Customised to the needs of each bridal couple, the Great Hall can be transformed into an Indian vivaah with various elaborate rituals including elephant processions around the Resort spread over several days or a traditional Chinese eight-course wedding banquet complete with the customary tea ceremony. 

For a breezy outdoor affair, the beachfront gardens with swaying palms and the sound of waves gently lapping up the shores provide a perfect, serene setting to exchange vows. For the golf loving couple, the Jack Nicklaus Sea View Hole 12 offers a stunning backdrop of granite boulders against the South China Sea. The Resort’s spacious Indonesian styled Angsoka Villas, with its own swimming pool, are ideal for elegantly cosy gatherings of 50. For a larger poolside reception, the Verandah Poolside is ideal.

Couples can choose from six types of wedding packages accommodating from 30 to 500 persons – Classic, Cosmopolitan, Romantic, Bohemian, Sea View and The Fairy Tale - to experience the Bintan magic with each package held at a different location at Bintan Lagoon Resort.

Starting from SGD220++ per person, each of the packages comprise a night stay in the Floral Suite for the bridal couple; a night stay in a Deluxe Room for two, breakfast, return direct ferry from Singapore, complimentary express clearance at Bintan Lagoon Ferry Terminal, sumptuous wedding dinner, elegant floral decorations for the ceremony, fireworks display, a 3-10Kg wedding cake depending on the package chosen and a decorated ‘Just Married’ buggy for the bridal couple. Terms and conditions apply.

How to book
For wedding enquiries and customized packages:

About Bintan Lagoon Resort
Sprawled over 300 hectares of beachfront gardens in the tropical paradise of Bintan, Bintan Lagoon Resort is the premier lifestyle destination for leisure, golf and corporate meetings & incentives with its own ferry terminal. Bintan Lagoon Resort boasts 470 contemporary rooms, suites and villas complemented by an impressive range of 12 dining options, nine function rooms and a dedicated MICE  (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) Centre. For leisure, two world-renowned 18-hole golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Ian Baker-Finch and a slew of over 50 land and sea activities including spa treatments are available. Bintan Lagoon Resort is owned and operated by Mozaic Hotels & Resorts.

Bintan Lagoon Resort
Tel:  (62) 770 691 388/(65) 62233223
Fax: (62) 770 691 300
Singapore Corporate Office
Tel: (65) 6750 2280
Fax: (65) 6534 5157 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Meet the Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber

CONVERSE is pleased to introduce the Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber as part of the Converse Fall Holiday 2015 Weatherized Collection.

The Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber sneaker features details that are designed to help keep you dry:

•             a full rubberized upper that helps to repel water,
•             waxed laces to keep it water tight,
•             a gusseted tongue to provide protection from getting wet, and
•             an inner French Terry lining that keeps the feet warm

Providing total comfort without sacrificing style, weather the storm with the Converse Rubber Chucks.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber is available in four new colourways of two-toned uppers: Converse Black, Gloom Green, Thunder Grey and Casino Red.

Available in Converse stores for only Php 3, 350. Visit and  for more of #RubberChucks.

Santa Rita Of Tapas, Tannins and Tarots Event

Have you ever experienced an evening filled with earthly Castilian flavor? Your eyes feast on sultry flamenco movements while your thoughts roam about what the fortuneteller just told you about what lies ahead in your life. And as these visions influence your senses, your palate enjoys a feast of excellent wines and delectable tapas.

These and more was what transpired last October 1 as the famous Chilean wine, Santa Rita, brought “Of Tannins, Tapas and Tarots”.  Santa Rita is in fact a brand of wines from Chile with the sole mission/vision of making people’s moments enjoyable. During the event, Santa Rita featured a combination of its “120 Wines”, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere and cabernet Sauvignon.

According to legend, 120 patriots, exhausted after a long, hard battle during the fight for Chile’s independence, reached the land belonging to Santa Rita. On that fateful night in 1814, these forces of liberty found refuge in the estate cellars. Today, within these same cellars, our award-winning 120 wines are crafted to honor their heroic character. These are young, elegant and fruity wines, perfectly balanced with soft tannins and good acidity. Exceptional value makes “120” an outstanding line of wines for everyday drinking.

And on October 1, at Tapeo in BGC, Santa Rita presented a sensuous night of what could be called a post-structural Chilean flair: flamenco dancers, a fortuneteller on the side, and overflowing Santa Rita wines and a multitude oftapas. Tapeo at the Fort Strip was packed that night as everyone truly had a genuinely enjoyable Santa Rita night to talk about for a lifetime holding true to Santa Rita’s mission of making people’s moments enjoyable. We did!