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State of the art crafting using The Brother ScanNCut home and hobby cutting machine

Here's the latest gadget for all Filipino crafters, Brother ScanNCut and Hobby cutting machine is one of the best & incredible invention ever made electronically design in scanning, cutting, built in scanner and Wi-Fi capability. This machine allows you to create patterns and scan in virtually and designed to cut fabrics, papers and user-friendly interface.

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The Brother ScanNCut machine can create custom cut shapes or design your own greeting cards, stickers, decals and a lot more. We were lucky to witness the grand launch of this innovative new Brother product and please read the press release below for additional and exciting information.

New and it's FDA Approved: Wheatgrass Lemon

Our new product is here!

Wheatgrass is a good blood builder, anti-bacterial and good for digestion.

And don't we ALL just love Lemon, with its tangy, sour taste and fresh/perky smell!

The lemon is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre. Like wheatgrass, it has medicinal values and antibacterial properties.

Drinking wheatgrass with lemon regularly will help in removing overall acidity in the body including uric acid which causes pain and inflammation in the joints. Let's keep building up our pH balance.
Check the official website for more information

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Lights Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with fun filled two day activities. To officially kick off the holiday season, the tradition continues and starts off with a grand parade traveling Oak Street & North Michigan and South Michigan to Wacker Drive and a tree lighting ceremony on Michigan Ave Magnificent Mile hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

Reserve your flight at Air Summit Gourmet - Tayabas, Quezon

Going to Quezon province to buy "pasalubongs" was one of our to-do list of our 10 day Philippines adventure. I saw this Air Summit Gourmet restaurant on the Internet and I was curious how it looked like so we decided to visit this airline by land!

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Located in Barangay Dapdap in Tayabas, Quezon, this airplane restaurant has an immigration counter for guests to check in to get your order before boarding inside. I was told that this airplane was bought and modified as a restaurant. I read the menu while waiting for check in at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan resort - yes, the plane is inside the resort and we booked overnight to explore the place. Don't get confuse because Kamayan sa Palaisdaan has also a "Summit Cafe & Restaurant" on top of the resort overlooking Mt Banahaw where we had our dinner and it's a music bar with live karaoke / band. Across of the restaurant is a huge pool.


Meet Kim Domingo: 2017 Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl

She started her showbiz career when she joined Little Miss Philippines in Eat Bulaga then auditioned to several talent reality shows and modeling gigs. She became famous when her video went viral lip syncing "Twerk like Miley" and dancing to the "Trumpets" challenge.

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Kim is one of the most promising personality nowadays and her message to all kabarangays is to stay focused and achieve your dreams.

The 2017 calendar has released five layouts and Glamour Moments was present during the press launch. Video and photos were posted on our Facebook page.

Kim Domingo is Ginebra San Miguel 2017 Calendar Girl

Get to know more of Kim Domingo by reading the Press Release below:

My luxury stay at the New Conrad Manila

Finally, I had a chance to update my blog after a month of hiatus online. I was sick after my 10 days vacation in the Philippines because of exhaustion and allergy due to sudden change of weather.

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Staying at Conrad Manila was one of my best hotel experience in the Metro. Located at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City, this luxury hotel has a modernize facilities and amenities - perfect for all business travelers and leisure seekers. Not an average hotel, Conrad Manila has high-end S Maison which has exclusive stores, dining and brand stores.

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Here are the top reasons why you should stay in Conrad Manila

1. Welcome Lobby has an amazing Manila bay view

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Immense artistry, incredible chemistry fuel Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pangarap sa Isang Gabi’

Tanghalang Pilipino has assembled some of the most revered names in the arts industry for its fantastic, highly-entertaining staging of “Pangarap Sa Isang Gabi Ng Gitnang Tag-Araw,” an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The list of heavyweights include famed film director Carlitos Siguion-Reyna at the helm of this staging, respected film actress Jackielou Blanco playing the role of Amazon Queen Hipolita, and King of Philippine Musical Theater Audie Gemora as fairy king Oberon.

The said production, which will run until October 16 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, also boasts of the translation of National Artist for Literature and Theater Rolando Tinio.

The King of Philippine Musical Theater Audie Gemora, who plays the role of Oberon, returns to the TP stage after 20 years of absence. His most notable TP production is “Noli Me Tangere,” where he played Crisostomo Ibarra with Monique Wilson and Regine Velasquez.

Nobody …

My visit to Hello Kitty Dessert Bar in SM North EDSA - Philippines

I went to the Philippines for a two week short vacation and it's a must to block my schedule to visit Hello Kitty Dessert Bar in SM North EDSA. It was a gloomy friday when we traveled from Cavite to North side of Metro, the traffic was so bad early in the morning and we need to get back to Cavite before afternoon rush hour.

Weeks ago, Hello Kitty Cafe truck visited Midwest USA (Illinois) and we lined up for two hours to grab yummy Hello Kitty treats. I am very eager to drag myself early morning to be able to complete my mission.

Fortunately, when we arrived in SM North EDSA's Prime Block (3rd Floor) the store was empty so we went ahead and ordered different treats like doughnuts, tiramisu, coffee and shakes (with Hello Kitty faces & Sanrio gang on icings, toppings and coffee design).

As we were waiting for our orders, we took snapshots of the shop's pink Hello Kitty facade and tons of selfie. White and pink tables complemented the 'kawaiiness' atmosphere though th…

Jollibee: Filipino fast food chain opens in Skokie, Illinois

The first Filipino fast food chain made its debut on July 29 in Midwest. Located in the Touhy Marketplace shopping center (3534 Touhy Avenue), its opening day was a jampacked and we were lucky that we don't have to wait that long when we went last weekend. The lines continue to develop and people keep coming in from different places. I know people drove hours for Jollibee. That's how we love Jollibee.

Everyone is patiently waiting just to take home our favorite chickenjoy, burgers and halo-halo. Unfortunately, burger steak is not available until August 15. Jollibee's menu is quite different from the Philippines because the store serves halo-halo. It won't matter if we want an hour or more just to taste our local dishes. I've read online and non-Filipinos were curious why there were so many people lining outside, some recommended they should try it and we would love to hear your feedback about our food. If you were watching Anthony Bourdain's show in CNN - Parts …

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck - first Chicagoland appearance @hellokittycafe #hellokittycafe

Finally, the long wait is over. Hello Kitty Cafe Truck arrived last weekend (August 13 Saturday & August 14 Sunday) to offer super cute yummy Hello Kitty treats for Midwest. The truck made its first appearance at Hello Kitty convention in Los Angeles,California in 2014. Food and Merchandises were sold out - pink bow-shaped water bottle, cookies with HK design, four-pack mini cakes, macaroons, shirts and mugs. During those time, the line were crazy everywhere so we only had bought few times because the goodies were sold out quickly.

We were there as early as 7am-ish and line started I guess around 5am? We brought camping chairs so that we can wait comfortably. It was also our first time to visit Oakbrook Center, I was surprised that the place was huge and we kept looking for the location which was located near Argo Tea and Urban Outfitters.

Hello Kitty Truck is here. Welcome to ILLINOIS!!!
A video posted by Misyel Coladilla (@daomisyel) on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:22am PDT

The Hello Kitty Caf…

Chicago Sports Museum

I read somewhere about Chicago Sports Museum but I don't know where is this sports heaven place specifically located until we decided to go downtown and spent the sunny weekend at Water Tower Place. It's my first time to stroll on that area to my surprise that Uniqlo (Asian clothing store) is opposite by Water Tower Place!

Our first agenda on that day is to eat our lunch since my Mom and I were starving. As we look at the mall directory, I saw Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch restaurant then I realized that Chicago Sports Museum is adjacent to the restaurant.

It was too humid on that day so we ordered Banana Nutella and Salted Caramel Shakes - and it was soooo good!!!
My main course was Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon and mom had Turkey Meatloaf. Both were delicious!

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After eating our brunch, we headed to the Chicago Sports Museum. The entrance is fee if you dine in ($6 for walk ins), just present the…

Silka marks its 15 years of Silkamazing years of Beauty

One of the most trusted brand in skincare products is celebrating its 15 year anniversary. Silka had been so successfully in promoting a variety of skin whitening products like papaya soap, lotion and moisturizer. Silka staged a mini concert at the SM Lipa Events Center with the theme, "Silkamazing @ 15: Todo Buhos ang Galing."

The event was packed with booths, games, raffle prizes and surprises. One of my favorite local band, Hale performed their greatest hits. Grand prizes such as Smart TV, IPAD and iPhone were given away to three people who participated in the raffle.

The recent event was the last of the regional celebrations in honor of Silka's 15
years, the places being Cebu, Davao and Pangasinan respectively. Silka was the
brainchild of Cosmetique Asia Corporation. It was first released in 2001 and in
the span of its fifteen years in the industry, many Filipinas have been loyal
users of Silka products. Iya Villania and Piolo Pascual being its notable

Happy 15th …

Test your mobile friendliness, mobile speed and desktop speed - Google Analytics

I rarely touch my blog because of work loads until I received a news alert from Google Analytics about their new platform in testing our websites.

I got a pretty low score on desktop because of heavy photos and probably I need to clean up my sidebar which were full of free advertisements, lol but I will be working on that pretty soon and I am planning to remove non performing affiliates.

So here's the link where in you can check your site, if you have questions feel free to message me about anything in SEO or Digital Marketing. I will be happy to give recommendations!

Thank you Google Analytics!

Ian Veneracion endorses Primera Light Brandy

[caption id="attachment_11163" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Left to right: Henry Simon (Brand Manager for Primera Light Brandy), Ian Veneracion (Primera Light Brandy Ambassador), Bernie Marquez (President & COO of Ginebra San Miguel Inc., Paul Camello (Group Brand Manager)[/caption]

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) introduced “man of the hour” Ian Veneracion as the newest endorser of its liquor brand Primera Light Brandy.

In a grand press launch and contract signing held recently, the multi-talented actor was welcomed to the GSMI family by its president Bernard Marquez, group brand manager Paul Camello, and brand manager Henry Simon.

Ian, who won the hearts of man after starring in a hit primetime teleserye and movie, relates that being “swabe” is important when dealing with both his work and personal life.

“After a ‘tamang swabe’ day of shooting or taping, I just want to relax and drink something smooth. So when I’m with friends we usually just open a …

Jollibee releases new Pinoy pride jingle for Independence Day

Rachelle Ann Go and Darren Espanto performs #PinoyAndProud anthem

World-class talents Rachelle Ann Go and Darren Espanto brought the latest Jollibee anthem “Sarap at Saya” to life.

MANILA – This coming June 12, the country’s number one fast food chain is set to release its latest anthem that is sure to make Filipinos #PinoyAndProud. Titled “Sarap at Saya”, this inspirational song is written for the country’s 118th Independence Day, to remind everyone how joyful it is to be Filipino and to highlight the many qualities that make every Pinoy proud of our beautiful country and unique culture.

Jollibee has consistently introduced generation-defining jingles through its TV commercials over the years. Top hits include the iconic “Beeda ang Saya” and “I Love You Sabado,” which captured the hearts of Pinoys of all ages. The brand’s latest anthem—especially composed for Independence Day—is slated to become another classic.

“Sarap at Saya” redefines Pinoy pride by igniting interest in commemorating …

My Grow and Glow Groot!

It's planting season once again and I got a chance to create my grow and glow groot plant!
Thanks to my sister who sent me this present on my birthday last March, the kit have sets of sprout, vine and growing medium soil.

Inspired from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Groot turned into a small potted plant dancing "I want you Back."

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After few days, my plant grows! It's pretty magical and amazing!

You can purchase Grow and Glow Groot at Amazon, Toys R Us or any selected stores.

Get Ready for TOYCON 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience in June 2016

On its 15 years and still going strong, the Philippines' most successful pop culture event has moved to its new home. A much bigger venue with extraordinary guest appearances, toy exhibits, talented cosplayers will gather on June 10 to 12, 2016 at SMX Convention Center Hall 1-4 in Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

For tickets please visit the official website at and its ToyconPH Facebook Page for latest announcements.

Still not convinced in attending to Toycon? Maybe, Mario Maurer can change your mind or if you are a great fan of Stan Lee, His collection is arriving in Toycon too!

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See you there!