Friday, December 18, 2015

Casa Italia opens in Philippines

Italian Traditional Bar and Restaurant “Casa Italia” finally opened last December 10 in Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City. The place offers Micro-Roasted Coffee OTTO, Handcrafted Premium Gelato, Freshly-Made Food (salads, oven-baked pizzas and panini), Italian beers and wine in a fast casual all-day dining setting.

Casa Italia originated from a gelato parlour established in 2010 in Singapore and operated under the name Gelateria Italia. Championing the use of the finest quality ingredients and traditional, time-honoured techniques, the store was an instant hit with lines forming daily through the year for the next three years. Having become the largest and most popular gelato parlour in Singapore, we decided to expand into the Italian specialty coffee and comfort food.

Casa Italia offers the best tasting Gelato! This Italian ice cream is popular across the globe and you can have around 50 variants like, Strawberry Cheesecake, hazelnut, pistachio, classic Vanilla, to regional favorites like Durian and Green Tea. These are made using top-quality natural ingredients imported mostly from Italy without any additional artificial flava, chemicals, and preservatives.

The gelati are available in these sizes:
Piccolo (1 scoop) – Php 130
Medip (2 scoops) – Php 195
Grande (3 scoops) – Php 260

Also, you can order at Casa Italia following pizza variants, Mozarella, Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Vegetarian, Capricciosa.

But my favorite was their Chicken Meal with Potatoes! It was oven roasted to perfection. The meat was juicy and delicious. While the skin was rubbed with rosemary and a hint of lemon.

Casa Italia is opening another branch in SM North EDSA, For more details about Casa Italia, check their Facebook page at

#ILoveCasaItaliaPH, #BestGelatoEver, and #FreshestCoffee.

Friday, December 11, 2015

X-MEN APOCALYPSE - Official Trailer

Finally! 20th Century Fox has released the trailer of X-Men: Apocalypse

Apocalypse was worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization. He is the most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men Universe. He can accumulate the powers and capabilities of other mutants making him invincible and immortal.

Professor X, played by James McAvoy, together with Raven, played by Jennifer Lawrence will lead a team of young X-Men to stop Apocalypse including his recruit Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender.

Showing Memorial Day of next year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Smart Bro boosts Trail Adventours with FREE WiFi, exciting perks for subscribers

Whether you are a novice trekker or an expert mountain climber, you can now experience more of the Smart Life on the go because Smart Bro has partnered with premier adventure group Trail Adventours to keep you connected while conquering the country’s breathtaking peaks.

Started in 2010 by a group of Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, Trail Adventours has become one of the leading outdoor adventure companies in the country today, offering over 40 expert-guided hikes and expeditions here and abroad.

Under the partnership, you can now maximize the Smart Life via local hikes and expeditions of Trail Adventours now powered with FREE Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket WiFi, giving all participants fast and reliable online connection backed by the country’s largest mobile broadband network of over 10,000 4G and LTE sites.Smart Bro Prepaid together with Trail Adventours will offer 20% Discount to ALL Trail Adventours Trips from December 2015 - November 2016 exclusive to Smart Bro Prepaid 4G or LTE Prepaid Pocket WiFi Subscribers. Moreover, Smart Bro Prepaid is including select Trail Adventours destinations in its special list of #SmartBroTrips, which will include 8 FREE Trips monthly to be raffled. 

These #SmartBroTrips under Trail Adventours include hikes to Mt. Batulao in Batangas; Mt. Pico de Loro in Cavite; Mt. Pulag in Benguet; and Batad in Ifugao. 

As another exciting treat, all participants signing up for #SmartBroTrips destinations will automatically get a FREE travel kit, and will also get a chance to win a brand new Smart Bro Pocket WiFi.

 “Through this partnership with Trail Adventours, we are thrilled to bring the Smart Life experience to even more Filipino adventurers, who can rely on Smart Bro as a perfect travel companion so they can stay connected to their favorite mobile apps on the go,” said Michele Curran, First Vice President, Data and International Services at Smart.

“This partnership also allows us to give our existing subscribers more awesome treats as we continue enrich their mobile lifestyle while catering to their various passion points – be it music, videos, games or outdoor adventures,” she added.

“Having Smart Bro in our travel adventures will give our participants more ways to enjoy their journey as they now have the means to share their awesome outdoor adventures in an instant, which will hopefully inspire more Filipinos to scale greater heights, discover our country’s stunning views, and appreciate our natural resources,” said Guido Sarreal

With Smart Bro’s high-speed connection that can support 10 gadgets, you and your travel companions can post photos instantly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and access important travel information on the fly – from weather updates, live maps, and list of must-sees and must-dos, among many others.

You can also rely on Smart Bro to unleash the entertainment powerhouse in your mobile devices while traveling through top apps like Spinnr for music; iFlix and Fox on Viewstream for videos; or Clash of Clans and Boom Beach for mobile games.

Prior to  Trail Adventours, Smart Bro has also teamed up with Travel Factor, Crowne Plaza, and Cebu Pacific to offer other exciting perks and special services aimed at boosting the experience of travelers and supporting the local tourism industry.

The country’s unrivaled mobile services provider has also been supporting the country’s major festivals, and has launched groundbreaking digital tourism projects in collaboration with city and provincial governments, private sector partners and InnoPub Media.

Available for only P1,495 at Smart Stores and gadget retailers nationwide, the Smart Bro Prepaid 4G 
Pocket WiFi offers ultrafast connection of up to 12Mbps and comes  with FREE 3 months of surfing 
(350MB/month)  Smart Bro also provides blazing Internet speeds of up to 42 Mbps through its Smart Bro Prepaid LTE Pocket WiFi, available at Smart Stores and gadget retailers all over the country for only P3,495 - preloaded with seven days’ worth of free mobile internet.

Visit for more information about #SmartBroTrips and Trail Adventours, and check out for Smart Bro’s latest line-up of devices and offerings.