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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Praybeyt Benjamin 2 - Film Review

If only I can rate a movie partly, then 'Praybeyt Benjamin 2would have gotten a 4.5 over 5 for having an incredibly funny opening using the Plant VS Zombies concept. Technically, those people playing the zombies acted terribly but were covered well by the good effects of those Plants firing bombs and peas. 

'Praybeyt Benjamin 2' is Viva Films and Star Cinema's entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Fest. The film is a continuation of the box office hit 'Praybeyt Benjamin' with Vice Ganda as the lead star.

There were more than a handful of hilarious and lasting jokes in the movie. Vice Ganda gave a fine humor with few corny lines thrown. Alex Gonzaga was a darling and gave the audience enough chuckles. Bimby's acting was acceptable and forgivable because of his cuteness. Tom Rodriguez was more than okay giving fair hyperactive expressions. I loved how he actually delivered his role, entertaining and fresh.

Direk Wenn and the writers might have crammed the movie that they lost some points. One thing noticeable was the part were Vice Ganda denied his Father's creation of the seeds. They should have followed up that part and put emphasis on giving recognition to whoever is due. It would have made the film more meaningful. 

Richard Yap's acting was so stiff and awful. He was like embarrassing himself all though out the movie. 

The other actors look tired and went underboard. I didn't feel at all Kean Cipriano's and Dj Durano's characters. They surely looked like Extras in the entire film (if they weren't supposed to be).

There were times I heard myself snoring while watching 'Praybeyt Benjamin 2'. But I would be lying, if I said I didn't laugh. All in all, I'm giving the movie a 2.5 over 5. It never felt short but would have been better (specifically taking out Kris Aquino's cameo). It's slightly tasteful and will still give Filipino audience a good laugh. Should you spend your P200 and watch this film? The answer is Yes! Congratulations for reaching over P50 Million on your opening day! 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wifi Connects To Upto 42 MBPS


Finally got myself a new LTE Pocket Wifi from Smart Bro. It retails at P4,888 (originally at P6,995) with a new design that looks like a beeper and comes with a free 7-Day Unlimited Surfing (I'm not sure if the generation now even knows what a beeper is and how it really looks like!). 

This Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wifi is the perfect companion whenever you are with friends and relatives who have no online access . Sharing your fast internet connection with upto 10 people makes you a reliable and generous person. Haha.


LTE stands for Long Term Evolution. The fastest mobile connection available in the market. It's like using 3g connection but 10 times faster. This Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wifi device lets you connect to upto 42 mbps. So far in my area, the fastest that I got was at almost 25 MBPS and normally at other places around 10-20 mbps. Ultra Speed like that is superior and really impressive. I get to download movies and TV series in few minutes and stream without buffering. To check out other areas with LTE Coverage, check here


 
Here is the list of Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi specs:

LTE Band 800/900/1800/2100 Mhz
3G Bands: 900/1800/2100 MHz
2G Bands: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

You can also avail of this device through affordable flexible plans and packages offered by Smart Bro. Just go to the nearest Smart store and present 1 valid ID to get your Smart Bro plan. Check here for more details. 

Enjoy this blazing internet speed in over 1000 locations/sites nationwide with partner establishments.


GMA 7's Bet Ng Bayan Semi-Finals


Tonight, December 21 airs the Semi-Finals of GMA 7's biggest talent show, #BetNgBayan featuring contestants from Mindanao. 

The regional competition took two months to finish as the show visited most of the provinces in the country. I was able to attend to one of the showdowns when I was in Gensan few weeks ago. 

There were over a thousand of participants in each of the 3 categories, #BetNgKantahan, #BetSaSayawan and #BetSaKakaibangTalentoThe semi-finals opened with Asia's Songbird singing Ryan Cayabyab's 'Kumukuti-kutitap' together with Mindanao's #BetNgKantahan finalists Sherwin Baguion of Lanao del Norte and Kierulf King Raboy of Sultan Kudarat. Alden Richards enters after and greeted the people of Tagum Davao del Norte.

Sherwin sang 'Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan'. He tried twisting the classic song that came a little off for me and had difficulty with his low notes. Good thing during those parts that he belted sounded clean and smooth. Kierulf sang one of my fave songs, 'Hallelujah'. I felt the emotions. He just has to becareful extending a note in the song, because it starts to sound differently from how it should be heard. 

On #BetSaSayawan, I find those two girls really good. D'Gemini of Panabo had my attention all though out their performance. The group Blacksheep was just like any of those big group dancers, nothing really special. 

For the #BetSaKakaibangTalento The beat-boxing was boring and came so lame. While Jomar Abjelina of Davao City gave a good fireshow enough to prove his worth as semi-finalist.

All my bet in the semi-finals won! I must have the same taste and standards with that of the judges, Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma, Dance Diva Iya Villania and, Musical Director Louie Ocampo.

I just have to commend Alden Richards for doing a good job hosting this reality show! He is indeed GMA-7's primetime king. And of course, Regine Velasquez who will always be a Queen in my eyes. See you at the Final round!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

1 Direction WORLD Pop-up store opens in Megamall

 

MMI Live will unveil the Philippines debut of the 1 Direction WORLD Pop-up store at the Mega Fashion Hall of the SM Megamall this coming Saturday December 20, 2014. 

It was originally scheduled to open yesterday December 16 but because of the persistent demand of die hard Filipino fans to open it on the weekend, Music Management International moved it to the 20th.

The 1D World pop-up stores have branches in many cities all over the world offering anything that has to do with Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles. The store carries all kinds of imported One Direction merchandises such as T-shirts, Mobile Phone Cases, Posters, Calendars, Caps and even life-size cardboard stand-ups of all band members.

The original 1D World Store inaugurated in Australia, with a lot of fans lining up hours in before the opening hour. Prior to opening this branch in Megamall,  1D World Pop-up store successfully opened branches in London, Barcelona, New York and Toronto.

One Direction has sold more than 12 million records and consistently maintaining a spot in the Billboard Top 100.

The first night concert on March 21 is already sold out with few more tickets available for sale for the 2nd night performance on March 22. The 1 Direction concert will take place at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

Check out #MMILive hashtags for more exciting details or visit SM Tickets, www.smtickets.com, or call (+632) 470-2222. 


TV5's Wattpad Presents now available for Streaming via Viewstream App


The hit modern romance series Wattpad Presents by TV5 is now available on the Viewstream App! You can now watch the 5 episodes without commercial break for only P15 which can be charged to your bill or be deducted from your load. No need for credit card at all. 

Wattpad love stories are popular to teenagers who are active on social media. If you have a love story in mind, write about it and publish it on Wattpad site. You get to track how many people are reading your story. If it becomes a hit, you'll get some offers from publishers to distribute your stories in different bookstores. Even TV Networks lurk in the site to get some story ideas. 

TV5 already started adaptating some of the popular love stories from the Wattpad site. Some of those are:

'DyepNi', stars Alwyn Uytingco and Jennica Gracia
'Mr.  Popular Meets Ms. Nobody' stars Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae Dela Cruz
'My Tag Boyfriend' which starred Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Sam Concepcion

To learn more about this new streaming, check out http://smart.com.ph/viewstream

Celebrate the Holidays at Microtel Gensan

It’s a Merry December indeed in Gensan as Microtel by Wyndham launches its holiday treat for the Generals. For only P4750, you’ll get a Suite room with free New Year’s Eve Dinner for two while enjoying fireworks display when the clock strikes at 12. Included also in the package is complimentary seat to watch PULSE RATE’s show.

You can also avail of the Double Room accommodation for only P3750 with free breakfast.

The launch started by lighting one of the nicest and biggest Christmas Trees in the city attended by Valley High Patrons, City Officials and members of the media. The event included a parade and a choir performance by the Children’s Joy Foundation and kids of the Valley High tenants. You can win some freebies from Microtel if you share on your social media accounts you best selfie with the Hotel’s Christmas tree. Simply use the hashtags #MicrotelPH and #MicrotelGensan until December 31st.

Also, from December 15 to 20, Microtel GenSan will host a Christmas Choral Competition. Choral groups who will join are from different corporate organizations.

Microtel GenSan is known to have decent sized rooms with chiropractor-approved queen sized mattresses. They provide a clean, comfortable, and secure accommodation at value rates. So if you are in Gensan and you need a place to relax especially this holiday season, then Microtel is the place to be, the only international-brand hotel in the Tuna City. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tigerair Philippines opens new flight destination to Gensan

Tigerair Philippines opens new flight destination from Manila to Gensan and vice versa.

The inaugural flight place took place last November 28,2014 where I was one of the passengers.

Tigerair Philippines departs Manila every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30pm with an estimated flight duration of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Returning flight from gensan leaves at 3:10pm and arrives in Manila at 5:00pm.

Airbus A320 aircraft will be utilized for the new flight. Tigerair Philippines offers the lowest year-round for the said flight at P2008.

Gensan is the gateway to famous tourist spots in the southern part of the Philippines like #Sarangani #Lemlunay #SevenFalls #LakeSebu and #Gumasa. It is known as the 'Tuna Capital of the Philippines' and famous for export quality products likes pineapples, mangoes, papayas and copra.

Tigeair Philippines Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Atty Leilani de Leon looks forward to offering this new destination and additional flight for locals and guests. 

Tigerair Philippines now offers over 240 weekly flights with the addition of this new route to Gensan. Tigerair Philippines flies to Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Cebu, Puerto Prinsesa, Roxas, Tagbilaran, Tacloban and Manila.

For your inquiries or bookings, check out their official website TIGERAIR PHILIPPINES or call their reservation hotline in Manila 02-702-0888 or in Cebu 032-230-8888. You can also check out their Social Media Accounts @tigerAirPH on Twitter and www.facebook.com/tigerairphilippines.


Monday, December 8, 2014

The Smart Google Play


Smart Communications introduces a load-based way to pay for digital contents you purchase online like e-books, movies, music, games, and apps without the use of a credit card! 

Smart Prepaid Account can download Books and e-magazines on Buqo and access Apps and in-app purchases on Google Play (including Morgan Magazine APP). You can also dowload music right away direct from Spinnr and Deezer. For online gaming, your Smart prepaid account can buy ePins on GameX. You can also watch your favorite TV Series, hollywood movies or even livestreaming on Blink and Viewstream. 

This innovation is really good especially for the active teenagers who don't have any credit card yet. Entertainment just within your reach as long as you have a Smart Account. #AllYouNeedIsSmart!

I tried doing the process awhile ago and purchased some songs of The Voice Finalist Paolo Onesa on Deezer. 

Here are the steps that you simply have to follow.




Manny Pacquiao Cup International Billiard Tournament Stages In Gensan

I didn't know that there was a Manny Pacquiao Cup until I bumped into German 3-time Worldpool Champion, the 'Hitman' Thornsten Hohmann at Starbucks last night. I approached him for a photo opp and he was kind enough to say Yes and even made sure that the shot was good enough and that we can have another one if didn't turn out so well.

I had a small talk with Thornsten and he invited me to come and watch the game today at the SM Gensan Activity Area after I gave him my business card. Hohmann will be staying in Gensan together with another Worldpool Champion Mika Immonen and other Pool Enthusiasts until the 18th of December.

The 2nd MP Cup International 10-Ball Billiard Tournament will take place from December 8-17 2014 at the SM City Mall in General Santos City. The event will be divided into two parts. Single Competition from December 8-12 and doubles on December 13-17. Both tournaments will be attended by local and international pool stars and will be opened to the public. 

Filipino Legends Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco 'Django' Bustamante were already sighted at the event yesterday. 

Any professional pool player can enter the competition as long as they pay the $150 entry fee for the single division and $300 for the doubles. A total prize of $150,000 awaits the winners of the MP Cup event.

The Inaugural MP Cup took place last September with Filipino Jeff de Luna hailed as the champion.

The event was organized to revive Philippines as the Mecca of World Class Pool and to also promote tourism in the southern region and show tourists that Mindanao specifically #Sarangani is not a dangerous place to visit.

The Manny Pacquiao Cup is made possible by Congressman Manny Pacquiao, BOBSLOR Pacquiao Foundation in cooperation with the Philippine Games and Amusement Board.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sam Smith Live in Manila 2015

One of the 5 acts that will visit Manila this 2015 is English Singer and Songwriter SAM SMITH. He will perform at the SM Mall of Asia ARENA on May 10, 2015 as part of his 'In the Lonely Hour' Album Tour. Tickets to the concert will be on Sale starting Tuesday, December 16, 2014 via SM Tickets. You can also visit their website www.smtickets.com or call them at 02-470-2222.

Part of Sam Smith's multi-platinum album are the songs, 'Stay with Me, 'Money on my Mind', 'Lay Me Down' and I'm not the only one.

Other British Acts who are coming are global boy group, One Direction who will be performing for 2 nights on May 21 and 22 as part of their 'On The Road Again' tour, phenomenal British Singer Ed Sheeran on March 12, The 1975 on January 24 and The Vamps on February 1, 2015.

These concerts are brought by Music Management Inc. (MMI). 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

10 Flights to 10 Southeast Asia Destinations for less than P7000

Inline with its commitment to promote regional tourism, Budget Airline AirAsia unveiled its plan few days ago to offer "ASEAN PASS", a multiple flight package to ASEAN destinations this 2015.

The "AirAsia ASEAN PASS" will give you a 10-flight pass to 10 Southeast Asia destinations at a rate less than P7000 (excluding airport taxes).

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said that the ASEAN PASS targets the people who live in the 10 Asean Countries and to encourage more tourism in the region which will also pave way for international guests to come and enjoy Southeast Asia. 

The AirAsia Asean Pass will go on sale on January 15, 2015. Travelers availing this 10-flight pass can visit 10 destinations where Air Asia flies following the no repeat rule in a 1 month time frame. 

A 20-flight pass is also being finalized and complete details of both packages will be announced in the next few weeks.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar now, file a leave and start saving! I'll make sure you get the most recent update about the ASEAN PASS soon! Imagine traveling to 10 destinations for a month for less than $150, that's like availing the JetBlue's popular All-You-Can-Jet and Azul's all-Brazil Pasaporte.

Friday, November 21, 2014

AIR ASIA Partners with Manny Pacquiao ; Opens Manila-Gensan route


AIR ASIA officially partners with People's Champ, Congressman Manny Pacquiao as they become Team Pacman's official airline. The announcement was made in General Santos City during the unveiling of Air Asia's exclusive aircraft featuring livery design of the boxing sensation's face. 

AIR ASIA group CEO Tony Fernandez and Philippines CEO Joy Cañeba went all the way to Gensan to show Pacman the plane he will use going to Macau as he defends his WBO Welterweight title against American Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel. 

CEO Tony Fernandes said that it's a great honor for AirAsia to be chosen as the official airline of Manny Pacquiao's team. He added during the presscon that the boxing champ's story is an inspiration to all of those who dared to dream the seemingly impossible. Fernadez also mentioned that AirAsia’s commitment in the Philippines is anchored on the same dream to make flying more affordable, accessible and to provide the best quality service that every Filipino deserves.

Congressman Pacquiao is delighted to be part of AirAsia’s mission in promoting the Philippines, the Filipino talents, sports and tourism wonders to the global arena. 

Manny Pacquiao's game will be this Sunday in Venetian Hotel Macau. Inline with the partnership, AirAsia offers seats from Manila for only P199 base fare. Promo seats are available for booking today at www.airasia.com 

Philippines CEO Joy Cañeba announces also that anytime soon AirAsia will have a Manila – General Santos route and vice versa with an enticing introductory fare offer. 

Keep updated with The World’s Best Low Cost Carrier latest promotions and activities via Twitter (www.twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AirAsia). #PacmanViaAirAsia


Tickets to 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on Sale


Tickets to the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is now available and on Sale today!

The festival will run from February 27 to March 15 and will kick off with the World's Longest Lunch (a 530m-long table) in Fitzroy Gardens by the Bank of Melbourne. It will be followed by an authentic Southern-style barbeque party with Pitmaster from the US Rodney Scott.

Australia is renowned for its unwilted gourmet produce and world class wines. Almost every city has major food and wine festival every year but the most popular is the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. An event that will make you taste the flavour of autumn.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is a diverse program of one-off events unfold throughout the regions of Victoria and Melbourne.

Here are just some reasons why you should attend the festival:

1. It is renowned for bringing the city to life with lively outdoor activities. The Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch includes a 3-Course lunch comprising of kingfish, sorrel leaves and sweet potatoes designed by Victoria’s top chefs.

2. The 17-Day Melbourne Food and Wine Festival attracts more than 250,000 visitors each year and every network of restaurants, bars, laneways, and rooftops have convivial events!

3. There is a two-day Langham Melbourne MasterClass that showcases the world’s most exciting culinary and winemaking talent. Visitors can learn from the world’s best chefs in an intimate class and can even taste signature dishes. 

4. The hottest restaurants in Melbourne bring together the Global Chefs and local leading chefs to prepare a one-off dining experience for their guests and customers. 

5. You can learn secret recipes and techniques from artisan producers and see the best of Melbourne’s food, art and music in one event.

6. Witness the the regional picking and processing of Melbourne's precious grapes. The Festival takes wine enthusiasists to vineyard tours with special dinners among their ageing barrels.

7. Parents can have their kids join free cooking classes at Little Foodies Corner to learn everything from baking to pizza-making and even sushi-rolling.

8. The Community Gathering during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is what excites me the most. Imagine experiecing Australia's rich and multicultural heritage through an international social event! You get to meet a lot of people from all over the world over a glass of wine.

Most major airlines fly direct to Melbourne including budget airlines Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. If you are coming from Sydney, it's just a 1.5 hours flight.

For more details check out the official festival website. #WineFestival #FoodAndWineFestival #Australia #Melbourne


Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative starts accepting fellowship program applications

Do you want to join the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and go the United States for a Five Week Training or Study Program? 

Then check out YSEALI's fellowship programs.

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program: Where fellows receive a five-week training and mentorship at nongovernmental organizations and government offices across the United States. Submission of applications are due by December 1, 2014. For more details, check here!

The other program is the YSEALI Academic Fellows Program: Where fellows undertake a five weeks of study program at a U.S. college or university, and engage with policymakers, businesses, and policy researchers at a concluding event in Washington D.C. This application process varies by country. Check here for more details.

His excellency Barack Obama spoke in Burma last week and announced the expansion of this prestigious program that offers professional development and networking opportunities to bright young talents in Southeast Asia. 

If You are ready to answer US President Obama's call to apply for Fellowship then visit their website now!


SUN Cellular launches Rewards Program



Good News to all Sun Cellular Subscribers

Sun officially launches their newest loyalty program, The Sun Choice Rewards. Your registration to the Rewards Program will let you earn points that you can use to redeem items like the following:

For Sun Postpaid
You can get rebates, free calls and text messages. You can also have free hours of Internet surfing or get free music credits from Spinnr.

For Sun Prepaid
You'll get music credits from Spinnr, free calls and texts. You can also get awesome treats and exciting items!

For Sun Broadband Postpaid
You'll enjoy music credits from Spinnr and bill rebates!

For Sun Broadband Prepaid
Other than free hours of Internet surfing, you'll also get music credits from Spinnr and other cool perks!

Registration to this incentive program gives you a chance to win a total of 10,000 reward points too.

All you have to do is text REWARDS to 9800 or check http://suncellular.com.ph/rewards for more details. #SunChoiceRewards


Smart announces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Registration to get the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 starts today November 22 through Smart Bro at http://www.smart.com.ph/ipad

You can also go directly here iPad Air 2 Registration Link and iPad Mini 3 Registration Link

Pre-order and availability will be announced soon. Just check Smart Communications social media pages Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more updates and information.

The iPad Air 2 is Apple's thinnest iPad yet at 6.1mm. It features advanced technologies including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It has an upgraded 9.7-inch Retina Display, an A8X chip with 64-bit architecture, an iSight camera and an improved Facetime HD Camera with faster wireless capabilities. The iPad Air runs on iOS 8 with up to 10 hours of battery life.

The iPad Mini is also loaded with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a 7.9-inch Retina display. It comes with an iSight camera, a Facetime HD Camera, a fast wireless and an A7 chip with a 64-bit architecture. It also runs on iOS 8 and can last upto 10 hours.

#SmartiPadAir2 #SmartiPadMini3
 

Christian Bautista releases new album SOUNDTRACK


Spent my Saturday morning listening to Christian Bautista's latest album Soundtrack under Universal Records.

The album was launched a week ago at Eastwood in Libis and in Market Market. After a week of its release, it became a top spot in the music charts.

Soundtrack is a collection of unforgettable theme songs from the most romantic movies of all time and also the Romantic Balladeer's first album in two years.

Soundtrack’s first single Up Where We Belong has been chosen by GMA 7 to be the themesong of their newest project “An Officer and a Gentleman".

Some of the songs in the album are “A Thousand Years” from the hit movie series “Twilight” and “Kiss From A Rose” from the movie “Batman Forever”.

In the album also includes some collaboration with Philippine's Best Female Singers, Rachelle Ann Go for the song “The Way We Were”, Nikki Gil on 'Come What May' and "After All" with Karylle.

Here is preview of all the songs in Soundtrack Album!


Christian Bautista's 'Soundtrack' press conference was supported by his endorsers Swatch, Kopiko Café Blanca & Ever Bilena.

Here is the complete list of songs included in the album 'Christian Bautista: SoundTrack'

1.     Come What May (duet with Nikki Gil)
2.     Up Where We Belong
3.     How Deep Is Your Love
4.     When You Say Nothing At All
5.     After All (duet with Karylle)
6.     A Thousand Years
7.     Cruisin’ (duet with Julie Ann San Jose)
8.     Way Back Into Love
9.     Love Is All Around
10.    The Way We Were
11.    Kiss From A Rose
12.    Unchained Melody
13.    Seasons of Love (Bonus Track)

Friday, November 7, 2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Plan Details with Smart

Following my tweet earlier, Smart has officially announced the pricing details and plan availability of the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Phones can be claimed starting November 14, 2014 if you made an order through their registration page



The iPhone 6 (16GB) can be availed starting at Smart Postpaid Plan 999, with P800 monthly cash-out or a total of P1,799 per month only. The iPhone 6 Plus (16GB) on the other hand will be available at Plan 999 with P1,050 cash-out every month, or a little over P2000 per month.

Both of these iPhones come with FREE all-net calls, all-net texts and consumable data every month. 

To existing subscribers like me who want to upgrade to these new iPhones can avail of the Smart’s Wipeout promo. The promo will allow existing subscribers to “wipe out” their current contracts as long as they have less than 20 months left on their contracts.

Discounts will also be given on the wipeout fee depending on the number of months left in the contract. Wipeout promo also comes with a FREE 1-year handset insurance on the new iPhones. For accidental damage or loss you'll get a free repair or even a replacement depending on the circumstances. You can check about this program here smart.com.ph/wipeout.

Another exciting feature that comes with this release is the option of choosing your own mobile number. 

Here is the full list of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus plans and cash out option including #SmartInfinity (click photo for larger view)




For more details, you can check  http://www.smart.com.ph/iphone or the Smart Infinity at http://www.smart.com.ph/infinity/iphone6

Pre-order is also available through the Smart Online Store. You can also use your ATM as a payment method. Here is the step-by-step pre-order guide.


#SmartiPhone6 #SmartiPhone6Plus

Suncellular's Newest Plan 1299 Details


Suncellular recently updated their Plan 1299 for Postpaid Subscribers with the following features and inclusions:

- 3 Mobile Phones with 3 lines including unlimited calls to all Sun Subscribers.
- Unlimited text messaging to Sun, Smart and Talk n Text subscribers with 750 text messages to other networks.

The Sun Plan 1299 also comes with 60 hours of data and a free Pixpro TV link. The phone options are the Samsung S Duos 2, 0+8.91, Acer Liquid Z5, Alcatel Scribe and the Huawei Y600.

I used to have this plan few years back. Thinking of getting another one for Mom, my brother and myself. Good Deal right?! So what are you waiting for? Apply now here!


Delle Suites in Gensan

A new small hotel recently opened in General Santos City. Located in Provido Village City Heights, Delle Suites offers luxury rooms in affordable prices. All the 16 rooms are fully air-conditioned with hot and cold shower. It is also equipped with wireless internet, cable tv, telephone system, microwave oven and a 24x7 secured establishment with CCTV security system.

The hotel also has a standby generator and wide parking area.  Hotel's promote rate comes with a free breakfast. 7 of  the 16 accommodations are Suite Rooms and ranges from P1600 to P2200. The remaining Deluxe Rooms are priced from P950 to P1600. These prices are already inclusive  of Taxes and Service Charges. 

Other Hotel Facilities include a cafe, car rental service, laundry, airport transfers and safety deposit boxes. Both the Deluxe and Suite Accommodations are non smoking rooms. 

For more details about Delle Suites, you may check their Fanpage.



Celine's Salon in Gensan

Hair is a crowning glory not just for women but for everyone. Your look would sometimes depend on your hairstyle. Having the right haircut gives you enough confidence to mingle with people. When you know you look good because of your hair, you naturally exude a better aura. 

Recently, I just witnessed an injustice. Someone gave me the wrong haircut and style yet I allowed it to happen. Maybe because I was too tired to transfer to the right Salon. 

Few weeks before that injustice happened, I was already in the right Salon, Celine's Salon in Sun City Complex in Gensan. Should have went back there instead of going to the one which was closer to my house and gave me the wrong haircut.

Celine's Salon has a very good hairstylist. I just couldn't remember his name but he had enough experience and training from Bench Hairfix Salon in Manila and in Cebu. I remember getting so many likes right after I posted my new hairstyle. Some of my friends even asked where I had my hair done. 


Celine's Salon is a newly opened chic establishment owned and managed by Michelline Sun. They use branded and imported hair and nail products. Their wide array of services comes with VIP treatment. They even serve complimentary snacks like cookies, popcorns, iced teas, juice and coffee to their customers. They also have available gadgets for you to use while waiting in their Wifi'ed' Salon.

Check out Celine Salon's Fanpage for more details and promotions.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Christmas Toyland in SM

SM City Gensan is lighting its giant Christmas Tree this coming November 9 to celebrate the merriest season of all. 
This year's theme is all about Toyland. The tree will be covered and decorated with various toys and gifts surrounded by toy soldiers.  Shoppers are invited to witness the tree lighting. Marching band will go around the mall to make the celebration more festive other than a choir serenading customers with Christmas Carols. 
The kids will definitely love this momentous event as there will be indoor fireworks too!
So what are you waiting for? Be there at SM Gensan Events Center this Sunday at 5pm and celebrate Christmas in advance with your family and friends. 



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Starbucks 2015 Planner


The Starbucks 2015 Planner is officially available in all stores today, November 3, 2014. 

My Blogger friends Elysplanet.com and Dalebacar.com already got theirs during the launch last week at Starbucks 6750 in Makati.

The planners are available in four colors; blue, red, green and the special brown edition with a free Starbucks Pen and bookmark. Three new Starbucks Card with a mini edition will also be available in all branches. 



I have been collecting the Starbucks Planner for 8 years now. The entrance to my previous office had a Starbucks Outlet so imagine the smell of Starbucks Premium Coffee greeting you a Hello and Good Morning for that span of time.  You would even end up including the coffee in your budget or assigning one of your credit cards for Starbucks purchases only. But honestly, I haven't really used them. They are just in my bookshelf, standing pretty. Haha!

The Starbucks Planner has always been one of the most in-demand and most loved Christmas gifts not just because of the brand but of the effort exerted to get it. So when someone gives you one, it means you are special to him. He paid 18 Cups of Coffee (9 Christmas Drinks and 9 Regular Beverages) and spent many days having too much caffeine just to give that to you.



The known Holiday Drinks, Peppermint Mocha and Toffee Nut can be best paired with their Christmas pastries like gingerbread cookie, toffee nut loaf, chocolate torte cake, peppermint brownie and the chocolate oreo cookie.

Just a little sharing: Ever since I left the corporate world, Starbucks has become my office. I love working there! The taste of their delicious coffee comes in 3rd why. Second is the atmosphere. It awakens me and I become more productive. And the First Reason, are the BARISTAS working for Starbucks. They will make you feel that they aren't working for the company but for the customers. They would give you the warmest good morning or hello and they would make you feel so comfortable that you wouldn't mind paying for an expensive coffee as long as you get that experience everyday and always. 

Here's to another season of draining our wallets. You have until January 8 of next year to collect the stickers and until March 8 to redeem.  You'll still get 1 free cup for every 12 drinks you buy using your Starbucks Card.




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Darren Espanto and Juan Karlos Labajo are now Jollibee Endorsers

The Voice Kids Runners-up Darren Espanto and Juan Karlos Labajo are now the newest endorsers of JOLLIBEE, the leading food chain in the country. Together with the grand champion Lyca and 4th placer Darlene, they wowed the press when they sang Jollibee's newest jingle during the presscon held at Jollibee Greenhills earlier. 

On the presscon, The Voice KIDS promoted their first album and invited everyone to their upcoming concert this December 6 at the PICC Plenary Hall. Darren Espanto's Studio album will be released on that day too while Lyca's and Juan Karlos' will come out in the next few months. 

I'm writing another article detailing about the fever these kids bring to the younger audience. That will be on a separate article so watch out for that! For now, Enjoy these short video clips and photos I took during the event.






Get your tickets now to their concert available at SM Ticketnet!





Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bamboo on World Tour


Rock Icon Bamboo will be in Dubai this Friday October 31 to bring down the curtain on his 2014 World Tour at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Halloween schedule with his Dubai fans is a fitting finale to a tour that has seen the award-winning singer and star coach on ‘The Voice of The Philippines’ take his own brand of music to fans in the Middle East, Europe, Japan, USA and Canada.

It will be the 6th time the star - former singer with ‘Rivermaya’ as well as his own eponymous band ‘Bamboo’ - has played in the UAE. And the man idolized by millions of Kabayans both at home and abroad, is promising a great show, produced and promoted by Dubai’s Spicy Lemon.

It will be the 1st of two shows in a week for Spicy Lemon - 7 days after the Bamboo show, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will be the venue for a star-studded gig featuring popular Filipino rock/punk band Kamikazee alongside ‘Rivermaya’ and award-winning hip-hop rapping superstar Gloc-9 on Nov 7.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now in all branches of Virgin in the UAE as well as online from www.virginmegastore.me. Tickets for the Bamboo show are priced at AED95 for standing and AED145 for grandstand seating, while tickets to see Kamikazee, Gloc-9 and Rivermaya cost AED95 (standing) and AED125 (grandstand seating).

While KamikazeeGloc-9 – fresh from winning 3 awards at the 6th PMPC Star Awards for Music – will be making their 1st appearance in a Spicy Lemon-promoted show, for Rivermaya it's a welcome return to the Dubai after making their debut in the country 12 months earlier and who are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band. Further information on the 2 concerts can be found at www.spicylemon.rocks.