Showing posts from November, 2012

Tips in Improving Office Hygiene

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How do you take care of your workplace? It is really important for us to keep our place clean and free from germs. We all know that the whole office gradually contacts different viruses and one way of reducing it is to set a high standard in cleaning your own place. Aside from using hygienic supplies like disinfectants, hand sanitizer and cleaning materials - I highly recommend you also to use Hygiene Pro (this solution is best for surfaces for both home and businesses).

Office equipment like computer keyboard and mouse which are frequently shared daily and bacteria passed around the office. We are not aware of these things but it is better if we sanitize our hands before and after our work so that we can avoid the spread of viruses, Hygiene 24 has 24 hour bacterial protection for personal use.

We don't want our employees to get sick each day, thus, what w…

On His 25th Year Anniversary: Ogie Alcasid releases new album

One of the greatest OPM artist - Ogie Alcasid is releasing his album in celebration for his 25th year anniversary, entitled "The songwriter and the Hitmakers," the album features all the country's singing and recording artists Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Arnel Pineda, Noel Cabangon, Richard Poon, Jed Madela, Kuh Ledesma, Rachelle Ann Go, Kyla, JayR and Jaya.

This project also includes his duet with his wife, the Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, "Tayong Dalawa"

The album affirms the important role that Ogie is playing in the music industry, as the President of OPM.

“Gathering all these friends in one project gives me pure joy, and I would like to thank all of them for being a part of this milestone project,” adds Ogie. “I hope everyone will enjoy this 25th anniversary offering.”

A TV Special on GMA 7 entitled The Songwriter and The Hitmakers will air this November 25, which features songs…

Elton John's Collection of Interesting Quotes

What I wish for December is to watch Elton John's concert at the Big Dome happening on December 8. I know that this is going to be one of the most successful concert of 2012 at No Other Venue - Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Sir Elton John is not only a talented musician but also popular on some quotes for his thoughts. These precious thoughts garnered a lot of interests and some sparks controversies. Here are some of his famous quotes to share:

On pop princess Britney Spears: “I do like Britney Spears. I think she’s cute. I think she’s fun. And I like her records. You know, I’m not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records.”

On rock and roll: “The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”

On living life to the fullest: “Live for each second without hesitation.”

On success: “The whole point of being in this business is and being blessed is that you’re able to do things for your friends or family, which means they can have something special in the…

SM SouthMall FoodStreet Experience - Mary Grace, Racks, Maharaja, Agave - Part 2

Here's the second installment of my post about our recent food trip experience at SM SouthMall FoodStreet.

Mary Grace
I am a big fan of Mary Grace ensaymada and am so happy to taste this award winning ensaymada of all time! Their very own homemade ensaymadas are made with 100% real butter and topped with imported Edam Cheese - absolutely no preservatives!

Mary Grace Homemade Cheese Rolls is the best! I love the cheese sticks, it's very soft and you'll ask for more!
One of the top list of Baby Back Ribs is here in Racks perfectly combined with salads and appetizers.
Enjoy dining and you'll love the resto's ambiance.

Check out Rack's Family Platters, Premium Selections, House Specials, Salads and Sandwiches
Also I wanted you to try their New Kansas City Style Babys - seasoned with secret rib rub slowly smoked and then grilled and basted with homemade Kansas Style barbecue sauce. Serve with salad and your choice of 2 regular side dishes.

Trivia: My family usually lov…

SM SouthMall FoodStreet Experience - Holly's Coffee, Marciano's Tous, Les Jours - Part 1

There are reasons why I should coming back to visit SM SouthMall. From its 'new direction' wherein the mall showcases new stores, new interiors and visiting their own version of Royal Christmas Carnival, one of the most thing we usually love is to -- eat.

The SM SouthMall FoodStreet have the most sought line up of restaurants and food specialties from breads, coffee, steaks, pastas, pizzas, international cuisine, and a lot more.

We got a chance to visit some of the food establishments and we were so thankful that we were able to taste some of their house special.

Warning: This post is really mouth watering!

Holly's Coffee
I was researching where this coffee place is originated and I'm glad it's from Korea (am I right?). Reading all good reviews online, Holly's Cafe is one of the most functional place I've visited so far in SM Southmall. My brother and I loves to hangout in different coffee shops in Metro and we now consider this place on our next visit.


Christmas Attraction: Meralco opens Liwanag Park to the public

It's Christmas season once again and in each every places you can see different attractions prepared by local governments, business establishments and organizations. Each attractions offer a lot of themes about Christmas and I was very fortunate to visit some of it (and counting!).

Last time, Meralco finally opened its own Liwanag Park which features Christmas light displays and attractions that were made of scrap copper wire, a mini train ride for visitors, the Toy Town and a bazaar. The park is open until January 6, from 6-10 pm.

If you are traveling along Ortigas Avenue, you can see this park glowing and feel the spirit of Christmas.
I was surprised to find out that Meralco organized such kind of huge Christmas project through the partnership of Department of Tourism and several LGUs in decorating of a giant parol and 500 boxes of Christmas lights. This partnership aims to brighten the country during the Christmas season and to put it on the map as one of the world's best tour…

We need to be THANKFUL for Everything

I was just thinking to create a post related to Thanksgiving. I know that we don't usually celebrate this in our country but I have seen on my timeline (Facebook & Twitter) that there were establishments that offer good discounts whether a shop till you drop one day sale or offering food treats.

The world is so beautiful and we're lucky that we have experience a good life in this amazing world we live in.

There were times we often feel bad of what's happening around us and those tough times we have encountered, no matter how hard it is - let us always remember that there are still good things that we should be grateful for.

How about you, what you're giving THANKS FOR?

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A New Direction of Lifestyle, Dining and Entertainment at SM Southmall

As a shopper, movie fanatic and food lover, I always choose a place wherein I can enjoy all of my leisure activities. I have had already went to the North side few weeks ago and it's about time to re-visit SM Southmall. Heavy traffic in EDSA to Makati welcomed me and I had traveled more than 2 hours going to Alabang (Good thing there's SkyWay). The program started few minutes I arrived the venue, thinking of what's new about this mall and can't wait to unveil the mall's Christmas treat for everyone.

We were serenaded by the UP Ambassadors, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra led by maestro Gerald Salonga and Gian Magdangal. Christmas is just few weeks away and we were delighted by unveiling of 'The Royal Christmas Carnival' of SM Southmall.

Also present on that night were the SM executives led by SM Prime President Mr. Hans T. Sy, SCMC President Ms. Annie S. Garcia, VP Operations-South Mr. Glenn D. Ang, SCMC VP Operations-Premier malls Mr. Steven T. Tan, VP Leasin…

Sharing: Dealing and Working with Bloggers

Thinking of how you are going to close a deal with a brand or capturing your audience's heart through blog posting, then, this article will help you in understanding our main fundamental goal as a bloggers.

Are you the type of blogger who asks for a certain amount of money before accepting each projects? Or, a blogger who is unbiased and accepts everything even it is not related to your niche (scope)? Maybe, you are also someone who is very focused on your achievements and too formal to publish a blog post?


read more here:

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(Video) Red Carpet of 24/7 with Piolo & John Lloyd - Expect the unexpected part 2

After attending Meralco Maliwanag ang Pasko - Grand Lighting ceremony we rushed to Megamall because Tuesday is our Gym schedule. The taxi alight us near Megamall Building A entrance (near taxi stand) and there were people (expectators, ahem) outside.

Then, I realized it was 24/7 in Love's Premiere Night and me & my officemate decided to check out (usisera, wooot!). We were standing near the taxi bay when we rushed to the entrance door and I realized that there were 2 vans infront. We didn't knew who were the artists but I am confident that am going to see some of my favorite Kapamilya stars. Sam Milby & Pokwang, Maja & Diether, Daniel & Katryn...then, I was thinking who are the other artists??? then, hmmm, we decided to rushed back to our original place (near taxi bay). I spotted Bea & Zanjoe, then...I didn't pay much attention to Kimerald because John Lloyd & Piolo are in the same van (hahaha).

I didn't have the chance to call John Lloyd. but...


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A glimpse of Lee Min Ho

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Expect the unexpected. I wasn't able to attend the Fun Meet due to some personal reasons (budget & health wise, hehehe) until I read my Twitter timeline and saw tweets from my fan girl friends that they are going to meet at Glorietta.

It was really unplanned because I am just few steps away, attending "blogopolis" at Makati Shang rila (Lee Min Ho's hotel during his stay here in Manila). I was really clueless on his whereabouts, because I've been busy with so many other important things (WORK) and decided not to see him (that's new to me!).

I was reading all Tweets and monitoring every now and then until my phone's battery got empty. And I decided to take a 'glimpse' of Lee Min Ho at Glorietta. Am so happy to find out that my fan girl friends were also waiting for Lee Min Ho. Wow, when was the last time I saw them (?). I…

Got our tickets to the biggest blogging event - blogopolis

Our tickets arrived Wednesday afternoon and can't wait to attend this much awaited blogging event happening on Sunday, November 18 at Makati Shangri-la Hotel.

For more information about the event, you may visit I purchased the tickets via (payment made through Paypal, no hassle!).

See you there. Blogging is really more fun in the Philippines!


The Luxe Collection: Hello Kitty Collection Exhibit in SM City North Edsa

Remembered the photo I posted "number to beat is 4,519" Hello Kitty stuffs to collect and still counting?

Last Saturday afternoon, I was able to check out our very own Hello Kitty collection exhibit which features all Hello Kitty stuffs from different local personalities. Being a HK fan, I was really overwhelmed. I also thought of putting all my collection in one place (hmmmm). I don't have much space but I will try my best :) Any fan would love to keep all collection from small items to huge ones. Years before, I couldn't imagine myself bringing home a mini Hello Kitty statue (it's a coin bank) from Taiwan (roll eyes). For the love of HK, I put it inside my backpack as hand carry (winks).

Featuring  the Hello Kitty collections of Jilian Ward, DJ Nicole Lhaya, Kate Navasero, Agnes Manalo, Dianne Abella, Abigail Dela Rama, Denise Lao, Nikhole Beltran. All stuffs were super adorable and cute, How I wish I can still keep such kind of stuffs. From the Happy Meal collec…

Visit Nativity Scene at the Farmers Market in Araneta Center

There were different Christmas decorations and exhibits all over metro. One of our favorite is the giant Christmas tree in Araneta Center (Quezon City) and what makes it complete is the 'Nativity' scene which is now displayed in Farmers Market.

Yesterday, Belen Lighting Ceremony was held a dimensional life sized depiction of the infant Jesus, his mother Mary and Joseph. A truly Filipino Tradition and Araneta Center's local attraction. Present to witness the solemn ceremony were Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Quezon City 3rd District Congressman Jorge Banal, Barangay Socorro Barangay Chairman Joey de Guzman, Quezon City 3rd District Councilor Pinggoy Lagumbay, and Quezon City Market Department OIC Noel T. Soliven.

Christmas season has just started and don't forget to check out all pre-Christmas activities perfectly lined up for the whole family starting this month of November until January 2013.

Parolan Bazaar in Farmers Garden (buy parols, take home puto bumbong, bi…

VISIT: COMDDAP Expo Manila 2012 November 16-18 at the World Trade Center

I'm going to miss another COMDDAP event because I have already planned my activities this weekend. Anyways, If you would like to get huge discounts and receive special deals on computer and accessories, monitors, laptops, printers, projector, smartphones, tablets and a lot more gadgets - visit the COMDDAP expo this weekend (November 16 to 18) organized by the Computer Manufacturers, Dealers and Distributors Association of the Philippines.

This year's theme is "Make IT work 4 U" delivering their commitment to offer the latest products from global to local technology products at a very affordabel prices.

This annual event is FREE OF CHARGE, OPEN TO ALL AGES.

Facebook's New Message Center - GONE

So, this is Facebook's new Message Center. Nice, So EMPTY LOL
I've tried refreshing and still I see empty space.

Introducing Chakra Massage at BlueWater Day Spa with Ranjeet Kour

I got a chance to meet Ms Kour at BlueWater Day Spa event launch of Chakra Massage.

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Press Release

In its effort to continuously bring newer and more revolutionary treatments to spa aficionados and health buff, BlueWater Day Spa recently invited the respected international teacher and trainor Ms. Ranjeet Kour to Manila.

Ms. Kour brings with her more than 20 illustrious years of experience and training. An acknowledged expert in spa operations and therapy, she has overseen the training of some 50, 000 graduates, many of whom now run their own spas, salon and beauty centers worldwide. She also trained hotel and airline staff on behalf of Major corporate clients.

This passionate seeker of knowledge holds over diplomas and qualifications from around the world. The breadth of her expertise includes aromatherapy, advanced make-up, Ayurvedic massage, crania-sacral therapy, and Reiki are just some …

Featuring Starbucks 2012 Christmas Handcrafted Espresso Beverages

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Rekindle the joy with your loved ones as Starbucks features three seasonal beverages namely: Toffee Nut Latte, Dark Cherry Mocha and Peppermint Mocha
source: Starbucks Philippines

Toffee Nut Latte

A flavorful holiday beverage, the Toffee Nut Latte has the rich, buttery flavor of sweet toffee combined with toasted nuts, blended with our smooth espresso and velvety steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream and toffee-flavored sprinkles, it’s no surprise that this warm, heavenly beverage is sure to put you in the mood for Christmas.

(Tall - Php155, Grande- Php165, Venti - Php180 )

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Dark Cherry Mocha

This irresistible beverage stars luxurious bittersweet chocolate infused with the flavor of sweet dried dark cherries alongside espresso and steamed milk. Finished w…

Boyband Documentary Review: One Direction All For One DVD #astroplusblogconnect2012

Liam, Louis, Niall, Harry, Zayn and Niall were part of The X-Factor in UK and became the top hit boyband in July 2010. They auditioned as soloists and made it to the bootcamp stage until the judges decided to encourage them to group them together and now and became one of the most outstanding boy group of today. One Direction All For Love DVD is a full length documentary feature of these gorgeous boys from the start of their career, their most difficult days, day to day activities on the X Factor - Revealed!

Also it has behind the scene footages (backstage, interviews and pictorials) plus commentary from the X Factor Judges Simon cowell, Cheryl Colde plus interviews from Sugarscape's Kate Lucey.

A must have for all Juan Directioners. For a boy band fanatic like me, I should recommend you to watch this DVD and discover the boys' charm and talent.

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Hello Kitty Christmas at the North - @smnorthedsa

It's so cute.

Because Hello Kitty makes me happy everytime I see any HK stuffs around me (fan girl here!). And that moment, I was very excited to dropped by at SM City North Edsa this late afternoon to visit the Hello Kitty Village at the Block Atrium. Too bad I arrived late and unfortunately I didn't have the chance to watch the main launch program because of my Saturday work (priorities, ahem!).

The world's cutest Kitty!Which I adored since I was young, has a wonderful surprise to all Hello Kitty lovers. Don't forget to bring your digicams, smartphones and tablets and explore the Activity Hall (The Block Atrium). Take souvenir photos on each houses and you will fall in love with the HK ambiance.

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We also captured some of the precious Hello Kitty collections from celebrities like DJ Nicole and Jillian Ward at the 3rd Floor of the Block. I think I'll just post the collection on a separate bl…

BlueWater Day Spa's new massage treatment: Aroma Chakra Healing Body Massage

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This is something new and first in the Philippines. I was fortunate to witnessed Aroma Chakra Healing Body Massage and Indian Head Massage at BlueWater Day Spa in Greenhills. For our better understanding, the practice of Ayurveda (a traditional system of balancing seven Chakras or energy centers in the body which originated in India. From which, each Chakra can also affects our well being and once the Chakra is blocked, there will be imbalance and resulting to 'hindrances' of feeling good inside and out. This type of healing body massage can harmoznize our seven Chakra's of the body and resulting to a healthy lifestyle.

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Improve your Chakra healthy by understanding: The Seven Chakras

"The root" - The Base (the Muladhara) - As described to be the mo…

Google PageRank Update: It's more of the value NOT the numbers

I was checking other SEO news sites regarding the latest update of Google PageRank(that green toolbar on your browser that ranks 1-10). So, why people are keep on debating if its still valuable or not?

My blog has been infected by Malware few months ago. That took me a lot of time to re-organize and re-structure from my blog's contents, links and even my old uploaded images were gone :( Redirecting some old links gave me headaches until I gave up and decided to switch off temporarily my Archives folder (that's the main reason why you didn't see any Archives section on this blog and forced my site not to load it). Judging from what happened, I am  "AWARE" that my site will drop its rankings and still thankful that I can still blog (and thanks to some sponsors who are very supportive!). I don't have much time to fix my old posts and planning to work on it during weekends but rarely got a chance :(

The frustration and everything was there.


I am still HAPPY th…

Win gadgets in Circulan's Pick Up Line Contest

Thinking of the best Christmas gift for your lovedones? Do you have the sweetest pick up line to share online? Here’s a chance for you to win with Circulan’s Pick up line contest and take home these awesome gadgets like a new iPad Wifi & 4G 16gb, and BlackBerry 8250 plus a Sodexo Gift Certificate.

How to join? Here’s how.
Think of the sweetest and most sellable PICK UP line that can be related somehow to Circulan message/benefits!

Circulan ka ba? Kasi ikaw ang Circulation ko…, Circulan ka ba? Kasi you give my heart and blood reason to flow…
Stay ACTIVE and VISIT Circulan’s Facebook page to learn more about our promo!
Click this rafflecopter application to join:

or to a  a Rafflecopter giveaway (click the link to redirect you to the raffle)

Before joining, you must purchase at least (5) capsules of Circulan. To be able to qualify, make sure that your receipt is dated (2) days before or after posting your PICK UP LINE ENTRY

Your entry is …

Mega Magical Christmas with Hong Kong Disneyland

I saw this huge & cute Christmas tree at the Event Center (Atrium) of SM Megamall. You can still watch and meet Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse at the Event Center. All you have to do is to shop at SM Megamall Department store and collect those Disney coloring sheet.

There were also booths from different travel agencies partnered with Hong Kong Disneyland.

See you all at the Mega Magical Christmas with Hong Kong Disneyland on November 9 to 11 at SM Megamall!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch Minnie & Mickey onstage because I need to go back to my office. Good thing I was able to visit Hong Kong Disneyland last 2006 and I am hoping to visit HK Disneyland again in the future. There new cool attractions and programs that I would love to see. Hmmm, maybe next year? ^__^

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