Tim Hortons Philippines – What to Expect? (Menu, Pricelist etc..)

Host: Janeena Chan and Miss Universe Canada 2016, Siera Bearchell

Clearly what’s brewing and the most anticipated of all – The arrival of Tim Hortons here in Philippines. I’ve been fangirling  since they announced that it will be coming here in Manila first. Last February 24, 2017 at the UPTOWN PLACE MALL 36th Street, Corner 9th avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines was the preview to the press about Tims and the Philippine menu that they will offer. The launch also welcomed MISS UNIVERSE CANADA 2016 Siera Bearchell (I look up to her! #BodyPositive –She’s so kind and genuine) for the ribbon cutting along with other acclaimed guests and TH executives.

The OFFICIAL opening of the BGC branch will be on FEBRUARY 28, 2017 at 4PM (Announced on their Facebook and Instagram page @timhortonsphl ). It is reported that they will be opening 2 other branches in Ermita, Manila and Eastwood, Quezon City – SOON.

What to expect with TIM HORTONS PH ‘s Menu? Let’s start with the interior MODERN  MINIMALIST  brings that “sosyal/fancy” café vibe which I like (Philippines has raised the bar) compared to the ones in Canada which had a lot of red tones and a cozy family oriented place to dine ( Of course it’s the pioneer for 5 decades). In the Middle East, cozy café vibe and spacious – because Arabs love to dine at coffee places to unwind and meet up with their fellow Arabs.

PRICELIST? To my surprise it is CHEAPER compared to the other high end coffee shops her in the Philippines. It is AFFORDABLE AND REASONABLE.  ORIGINAL BREWED, SMALL – PHP 70, MEDIUM –PHP 80 and LARGE – PHP 95. Not bad right? *Be posting the menu – CLICK  PICTURES FOR PREVIEW*

HOT COFEE – Small size coffee drinks range from PHP 95-115, Medium ranges PHP 105-125 and LARGE PHP 115-140. Additional  PHP 20 for flavor shot: Vanilla, Hazelnut,Caramel and Chocolate, PHP 75 for espresso shot and PHP 20 Whipped cream.

 TH KNOWN FOR: To make it a Double-Double (Coffee + 2 cream + 2 sugar) – customize your coffee the way you like specifically. The French Vanilla and Latte (so good!)

 

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ICED COFFEE and MORE…..

TH Known for ICED CAPP: Small PHP 115, Medium PHP 130 and LARGE PHP 145.

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TEA – They have in Honey Lemon, Peppermint Green and Chamomile : SMALL PHP 70, MEDIUM PHP 80 AND LARGE PHP 90. Freshly brewed ice tea (sweetened & unsweetened): SMALL PHP 70, MEDIUM PHP 80 and LARGER PHP 95.

LUNCH MEALS (SANDWICHES, WRAPS and PANINI) – To make it a combo, SMALL ICED COFFEE and CRISPY POTATO WEDGES (you can trade your wedges to soup or salad for PHP 50) – TH have a healthy variety for those who are health conscious.

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FRESH BAKERY

Famous TIMBITS! Birthday cake, Chocolate glazed, Chocolate filled, Strawberry filled and old fashion glazed: Each PHP 10, 10 PK PHP 80, 20PK PHP 160 and 50PK PHP 350 – I remembered my good friend Bethany this was her welcome gift to me when I visited Canada last summer.

They have MUFFINS, CLASSIC COOKIES (so chewy! – love it), SIGNATURE FILLED COOKIES, BISCUITS, CROISSANTS AND ofcourse the breakfast for champions –THE BAGEL with cream cheese. I remembered we had a breakfast buffet in Canada, its all bread and the bagel is always present.

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In terms of menu, The Philippines gets almost the same with the usual drinks (coffee &  iced shaved drinks) and sandwiches like in Canada and in the middle east. The desserts however its not as many varieties compared to Canada and Middle east but expect the good ones and best sellers here in the Philippines.  So far they don’t have the sour cream glazed which is my fave though (maybe soon?). Well they just started and maybe as time goes by the desserts menu will expand for sure.

WHAT DO I SUGGEST? My personal faves THE DOUBLE DOUBLE (mine in low fat milk and extra base), Iced coffee (with extra base), Frozen Lemonade and unfortunately they don’t have the sour cream glazed yet L You have to try their sandwiches, cookies and muffins to pair with your fave drink -CHEERS!

Bakit Lahat Ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?!

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I’ve asked myself the same thing and no one can supplement that answer, ever since college it has been a trend in the gym that it is “uso” for the gays to have gainz – “palakihan ng katawan”. In Metro Manila, you can spot one easily with your gaydar, but not all maybe some have “malamya” tendencies and moves that are close to their feminine side. Don’t judge agad, there are signs. I am no expert, but if you feel it,  you know. I did had a crush on a gay guy, I just accepted it and move on since I’m not what he really wants. I love the gay community because I have good friends who are gays but sometimes I’m like “Bat nagkaka ubusan na ng lalaki dito sa Pilipinas HUHU” – Kung hindi kasal, may jowa, bakla naman.

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MOVIE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvm7cpHAjwc

Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?! Starring Anne Curtis, Dennis Trillo, Paolo Ballesteros, Yam Concepcion and more! Brought to you by Viva Films and The Idea First Company, Directed by Jun Lana. The gist of the movie  revolves with the 3 main characters, Anne who plays Kylie unfortunately she is a “CLOSETA-MAGNET” / COVER GIRL – whenever she falls in love with a guy turns out to be gay.  The handsome Benj, played by Paolo Ballesteros and CONFIRMED! na bakla plays as Kylie’s bestfriend and former flame, yes CLOSETA siya and only Kylie knows about it. Then here comes the Diego, Benj’s first/ puppy love who came back from the states, he hired Benj and Kylie to be the wedding planners to his upcoming wedding with Fiona played by Yam Concepcion.

BEHIND THE SCENES CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECR8jEQnAM

This movie is very light and entertaining, It was so funny and you have to watch out for #RamonRamon – jack of all trades in the movie. In terms of the story, it is different, not your typical love story and most likely relatable that’s why everyone was at the edge of their seat jerking a laughter.

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Like I said Hands down to Anne for this role, as always a fire cracker and never fails to bring out the character’s persona. She played Kylie well and she was able to bring out the emotions needed- ma fefeel mo. I know every girl has been through that stage na “What is wrong with me” and coming from a standpoint of a cover girl – may kulang ba sa part mo.

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Anne is what you call yung babaeng bakla (who is so gorgeous and dyosa ng mga bakla) and that’s why she doesn’t have to put much effort into the role. Her chemistry with Dennis Trillo was something unexpected, super nakakakilig sila! (and nakakakilig kissing scenes nila – Watch out for the scene where Anne has to act as Fiona because Fiona couldn’t make it) They both worked and looked good together on screen I don’t usually fuzz about love teams except for Jadine but I would definitely ship Anne & Dennis. I suddenly had a crush on Dennis Trillo because of this movie. Scene to watch out for: Anne and Dennis duet – must watch it.

Benj is such a loving character, not a single hate- He would be the perfect gay bestfriend. You would understand the standpoint of his role na umasa din at nag assume – All of us wants to be loved and accepted. For Benj, he did have his happy-ending WITH…. If you know someone who is “closeta” hayaan mo lang sila umamin, just love & accept  the way the person is.

Diego as confusing as it seems has the tendencies to be GAY, He fits the checklist but he ain’t GAY. Apparently Kylie is attracted to gays kaya na fall din siya kay Diego and  YES, pa fall ito si Diego. In the end naging confusing din feelings ni Diego. Hay naku!

Fiona who plays the fiancée of Diego, is what we all girls want to be – beautiful, smart, strong & independent woman, the thing is she is too career-driven. For us girls, we should put our careers first like what my mom says “Para di ka kawawa”. Well in the story she risked a job offer for Diego , she used it to backfire at Diego- sa simula pa lang mali na talaga to begin with. Kaya the lovebirds slowly change and getting to know each other more while doing the wedding preparations.

At the end, the movie is all about love – love has no gender and it comes in all forms.  To all the girls (like me na naghinihtay at naghahanap), boys din and gays, you know just keep doing what you need to do and put yourself first, love will eventually come and it doesn’t have to be too complicated – you just have to work on it #LOVEWINS

Bakit Lahat Ng Gwapo May Boyfriend Coming out on October 19, 2016 SHOWING NATIONWIDE!

 

 

 

Camp Sawi: Mag move in, para maka move on!

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We all have our fair share of moving on, People just say “Move on ka na” – Well  “mahirap talaga maka move on” and the fact that there is still “hope”. Camp Sawi is a movie about the “limang bobo” who try to move on from their previous relationships and seek refuge in a camp where they can do anything, a place with no signal at all- a detox from reality and a detox from MEN (haha).

This movie involves the 5 girls working out their ways to finally move on. Well a lot of hugot-dropping in this film and it was definitely funny. If you were seated beside me you would actually hear me scream “Ow em!” so many times.  In every scene, the movie goers would clap and applaud for every relatable line. The part were I laughed the most is the scene with “Bela, Arci and Sam”- just watch it guys.

The premiere was a blockbuster, this was my first time attending for Viva Films and the number of people that attended – it came to a point where some sat on the floors (?).

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Do I recommend this film- YES,  a score of 4/5. The thing is the movie was so overwhelming, good and so funny!  It was straight to the point and kinda bitin (ending). Maybe because I am a romantic,  some of the stories of the protagonist were cliffhanging – but’s that’s LIFE they still continue to find themselves.  Some got their happy-endings and others are still in the state ” BALANG ARAW”. That is reality they have to learn to be on their own and love themselves until they meet the right one. I am a firm believer that maybe sometimes, we may not yet be ready because its not yet the RIGHT kind of love we deserve.  Maybe there is a possible part 2 in the works? But yeah if you want a good laugh, bring your friends and watch it together – It’s nice to get a good laugh with a friend or friends tapos “REMISNISCING” when you were at that stupid and “umaasa” state of your life.

You’ll love the cinematography of Batayan Island in Cebu, a lot of drone shots were taken and how captivating the beauty of the island is. And the outfits, style and looks of the characters A+

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The actors who portrayed the roles, Bela Padilla who plays “Bridgette”,  the story actually starts with her and this movie is her breakthrough as an artist she gets to show her funny side, how a versatile actress she really is. Her chinoy boyfriend of 10 years breaks up with her.- What kind of guy would make it that long to 10 years if he doesn’t plan to marry her- the nerve! There is a part in the movie about a joke about dating Chinese guys HAHA- which is true for me.

Arci plays as “Gwen”, such a funny character and you’ll love her! Her ex- boyfriend who is her bandmate broke up with her. That is a scene where you will really pitty Gwen, despite her rough exterior, she has a soft heart and “madali ma-fall si ate girl”.

Sweet face Yassi, who plays “Jessica”- I swear “Ang sexy ni Yassi! “. She found out something about her ex-boyfriend who had a deep and dark secret. Her character is young that’s why her mind is still full of idealism. – (“Sa mga bata jan, bata pa kayo marami pa kayo ma memeet- many fishes in the sea”)

This is the most sophisticated and mature acting I’ve seen Andi Eigenmann who plays “Clarisse”- she plays as the “other woman” and despite being strong and wise-  she has these pilled up emotions deep down inside and conscience to deal with.

Newbie Kim Molina plays “Joan”, her fiancée died when he proposed to her – wished this girl had more exposure but there is something promising about her and maybe see more of her in any upcoming projects.

There are more things to look for in this movie and other relatable characters. The moral of the movie for me, Okay lang masaktan, Mag DABDA ( 5 stages of grieving, DENIAL, ANGER, BARGAINING, DEPRESSION & ACCEPTANCE)  ka,  Time is a great healer and when you are ready (It’s all up to you) , bumangon ka and magpaganda ka! – Hindi ka kawalan girl and you deserve better, and “one day” 🙂

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Camp Sawi Showing Nationwide starting August 24, 2016! Directed by Irene Villamor brought to you by VIVA FILMS and N2 Productions.

Photos by Abbi Binwag @abbih_

On-The-Go Freshness with Coco Fresh Tea & Juice

Happy 20th International Anniversary! #COCOTEAPH still keeping it fresh and using the freshest ingredients that are in season fit for the Filipino Palate.

In line to that you may score BUY ONE at a REGULAR PRICE Pearl Milk tea and get 1 for PHP 20 with every purchase of the same drink! on MAY 20, 2017

Photo by: Abbi Binwag

The 20th international anniversary was at the SM North Edsa Main branch and the launch of 4 endorsers, DJ Nikko Ramos, SM Youth Kaila Estrada and Richard Juan and Blogger Camille Co. Sharing their faves – Panda Milktea for Richard, Salty Cream Strawberry Tea for Kaila, Passion Fruit Tea Burst for Camille and 3 buddies for Nikko Ramos.

PANDA MILKTEA

For those who haven’t tried their drinks yet! I would definitely recommend their signature PANDA MILKTEA, (best seller) 3 BUBBLES, TARO MILK TEA AND PASSION FRUIT. I am looking forward to try the rest of the menu.

Pricelist, definitely affordable – Regular sizes from PHP 80-90 & Large PHP 90-100. Variety of drinks to choose from, Fruit tea, Cream & latte, chocolate, slush, tasty milk tea, fresh tea and juice.

Matcha tea latte
Passion Fruit Green Tea
3 buddies
Taro Miltea

 

For toppings-  pearl & coconut jelly PHP 15,Grass jelly/ pudding/aloe/white pearl PHP 20 and Salty Cream PHP 20

PRESS RELEASE:

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice: 20 Years of Keeping it Fresh

Fancy savoring the freshest local fruits in season with your choice of tea? How about the classic milk tea made more fun and tasty with a mix of big and small pearls? These and more are just some of the most creative ways that Filipinos have been enjoying their tea drinks, thanks to CoCo Tea’s dedication to freshness and unique flavors.

This year, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice marks a milestone as the global brand celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since its inception in Taipei in 1997, the brand’s commitment of using only the freshest ingredients has solidified its position as the leading on-the-go fresh beverage provider in the world.

Here in the Philippines, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice marks its fourth year of operation since 2013 and has since become the global brand’s top performing market in Southeast Asia in terms of number of branches, expansion efforts and sales.

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Philippines owes this to their commitment of keeping true to the brand’s philosophy of “Keeping it Fresh.”

Serving On-the-Go Freshness for the Filipino Taste

By using only fruits that are in season, Filipinos are assured that every drink is fresh and retains the fruits’ optimal flavor. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice in other countries followed suit by using only fruits in season for their delicious, fresh beverages.

Larry Evans Tan, General Manager of CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice said they tap local farmers to ensure quality and freshness. “For our Strawberry Au Lait and Salty Cream Strawberry Tea, we source our strawberries from Baguio.”

Apart from being inspired by their customers’ favorites to explore new flavors, Tan also mentioned CoCo Tea’s continued goal to elevate the usual on-the-go concept. “As one of the earliest territories to offer premium stores, we strive not only to provide the best tasting drinks but also the best experience. We create stores that are designed to cater to the specific market of the location.”

Tan said there are plans to add more branches as well as create new menu offerings tailor-fit for the Filipino palate. The new menu, he said, will allow customers to experience more unique flavors featuring local fruits from the Philippines.

 

 

Celebrating Fresh Flavors

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice will celebrate their 20th Global Anniversary in the Philippines on May 10 at their SM North EDSA branch where they will be offering unique fruit flavors but will be also inviting guests to curate their curate their own unique cup of on-the-go freshness.

Joining in on the refreshing occasion are some celebrity and blogger guests, who are also set to share their CoCo Tea favorites: Panda Milk Tea for Richard Juan, Salty Cream Strawberry Tea for Kaila Estrada, Passion Fruit Tea Burst for Camille Co, and 3 Buddies Milk Tea for Nikko Ramos.

For fans of Coco Fresh Tea & Juice’s Pearl Milk Teas, here’s a delicious anniversary treat.  Buy 1 of your regular size Pearl Milk Tea and get the 2nd Pearl Milk Tea of the same size for only P20. This promo is available for May 20 on all branches excluding SMX Manila branch.

 

#MakeItMutual with SunLifePH


Matteo Guidecelli, the man of the hour has the A+ game for everything despite we know how hardworking he is and his family background. We know he is privilege but he remains humble about it.  He is at the right age and  has the mind set already to save in order to secure for his upcoming future. He says that given the chance to bring back time he should have started to have a policy since college and he would encourage that for others.

“If you have extra money just put it there” Matteo says.

When it comes to his relationship goals, he remains private about it but definitely one in the books. Face it he has everything and people are just waiting him to pop the question with Sarah G. Such a perfect pair and both good people.

It makes sense for him to collaborate with SLAMCI and making vlogs to boost financial literacy in the country, #MAKEITMUTUAL Campaign  which is vital for everybody because we know life is unpredictable. All of us have goals that we want to achieve and enjoy life, while doing that we also need a backfall (PLAN A – Z).

SLAMCI encourages Pinoys about the benefits of investing and making dreams into a reality. They will never get tired of advocating financial literacy to the Filipinos.

SUN LIFE ASSET MANAGEMENT CO., INC (SLAMCI) is the mutual fund atm of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. SLAMCI is one of the leading asset management companies In the country with PHP 57.8 Billion in assets in management as of April 2017. It currently manages 11 mutual funds collectively called the “SUN LIFE PROSPERITY FUNDS”.

Stay Healthy All Summer with Generika

Summer can be draining and at some point our body’s immunity goes down because of the shift of seasons. Living in the city you can be exposed to pollution and others. Plus for me, I do work in a hospital contained environment which makes me exposed to all sorts of viruses and bacteria – it comes with my job that’s why I was advised to take multivitamins and eating the right stuff. Our body cells need certain nutrients in order for us to be healthy and fight all sorts of bacteria. Being healthy starts in the inside and reflects in the outside. 

Keep your summer fun by staying healthy. While it’s tempting to just explore the great outdoors or hit the beach this season, it’s absolutely important we take extra precautions while spending time under the sun. By taking to heart these simple reminders, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of the summer season’s excessive heat.

#1 The sun isn’t always your friend. ­­­While the heat starts to rise at about 9am in the morning, the temperature is at its peak between 11am to 3pm every day. It’s best to stay indoors during this time to avoid the sun’s harmful UV rays and overheating. But if you absolutely need to go out, make sure to wear loose breathable clothing and apply at least SPF 15 sunscreen to exposed parts of your body. A hat and sunglasses are a must too, as intense amounts of sunlight are harmful to your eyes.

 #2 Keep cool. The easiest way to keep cool all day is to stay hydrated. Cold water and iced (but diluted) fruit juice is best. Any drink with high amounts of sugar, or those with alcohol and caffeine should be avoided. If you’re at home, stay in the coolest part of the house and keep it ventilated. Use shades or light-colored curtains to block the sunlight. And for the really hot moments in the day, don’t hesitate to take a cold bath. Make sure to keep a look out for your loved ones who may be unable to cope with the heat.

#3 Eat healthier. Higher temperatures are dangerous for those with existing heart conditions. And that’s why this season, it’s even more important to keep ourselves healthy by eating the right kind of food. This summer, when you’re craving for a sweet treat – eat fresh fruit instead. When eating out or in a party, pick salads over other offerings. Just make sure you don’t over indulge when putting too much dressing. And above all, add more veggies into your home-cooked meals. All of this will keep you fit, helping you better withstand the summer heat.

#4 Exercise wisely. Now is not the right season to do too much cardio all at once. But if you must, do cooler cardio activities like swimming in cold water. It’s also best to shorten and divide your workout time, and do them only before or after the day’s hottest periods. If you want to take your exercise outside, make sure to pick shady and breezy spots. But for the summer, it is ideal to do your workouts in a properly ventilated and/or air-conditioned indoor gym.                                                                                                        

When you take these reminders to heart, you’ll surely have a fun and healthy summer. But just to make sure you get a healthy boost, you can also take a Generika Drugstore Nutraceutical that’s right for you. Nutrawell Collagen with Astaxanthin and Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for those who want to protect and nourish their skin despite the harsh summer sun. Its key component, Astaxanthin, helps safeguard the skin from harmful UV rays.http://www.krishgeek.com/age-well-with-nutrawell/ (My previous review)

 For those who want to improve their heart health, they can take Nutrawell Garlic + Hawthorne Berry + Gingko Biloba. This nutraceutical enhances blood circulation throughout the body and increases oxygen utilization in the heart.

Those seeking overall wellness will love the Actimed Multivitamins + Minerals. With its balanced formulation of vitamins and minerals, it can help the body cope even in stressful conditions. As an added boost,

Nutrawell Probiotics can improve your gut health – boosting your immunity and even help prevent common summer ailments such as Diarrhea. For more health tips or to learn more about Generika Drugstore, simply visit http://www.generika.com.ph/.

 

Love or Luck?: Luck at First Sight

The movie revolves with 2 characters  Joma (played by Jericho Rosales) and Diane (Bela Padilla) both experiencing their own series of ups & downs. Joma has a serious gambling(he has his reasons why) habit and Diane struggling to keep their pharmacy business going while her Dad has problems with his health (Kidney problems).

Till one day, Joma decides to test his faith and rely his luck on the “Eye of the Mountain Tiger” or “Eye of the Tiger” HAHA which paved a way to meet Diane – he believes she is his LUCKY CHARM. They both agreed 50/50 on their wins everytime they hit the jackpot. As the time they spend together and the level of attachment gets stronger – feelings develop towards each other. The catch is you can’t fall in love because luck may shed off. That starts to test them.

There was kilig from beginning to end! The movie had some funny quotes and funny supporting cast played by the tandem of Chollo Baretto and Kim Molina. The movie never had a dull moment and captured brillantly by Dan Villegas (Director) – The movie has also content and maturely executed (straight to the point). Bela and Jericho Rosales brought kilig in the right paces of the movie plus they portrayed the emotions each character needed to showcase. You can catch so many morals from the story, that sometimes its not bad to believe in luck but I personally believe more in faith – If things were meant to be, It will be for you. Just don’t force it.

Watch “LUCK AT FIRST SIGHT” at local cinemas near you brought to you by VIVA FILMS and Directed by Dan Villegas.

Fashion Icons Take Centerstage Anew In “Stars in Style” on Sony Channel this May

Weeknights at 7:25pm

PHILIPPINES (May 6, 2017) – Catch the latest in Hollywood fashion from your favorite celebrities as they parade in their fashionable best in the new season of Stars in Style in May on Sony Channel.

The world’s top designers focus on tradition, innovation, and style as their artistic pieces are rated based on the glitz and the glamour they bring on the rich and famous who wear them.

From awards nights to red carpet premieres and other celebrated fashion events, the 13-part new season showcases, not only the newest trends that hug the fashion headlines, but also the most stylish collections that ever graced the runways and how they define the future of fashion for years to come.

Stars in Style Season 4 airs weeknights at 7:25pm, first and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Sony Channel is available on SKYCable Channel 35, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cignal Channel 120, G Sat Channel 48, and Cablelink Channel 39.

About Sony Channel

Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle, and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming. Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage, and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish, and aspirational.

Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM.

See www.SonyChannelAsia.com, and join the conversation on www.facebook.com/SonyChannelPH and https://twitter.com/SonyChannelPH for more.

Kamillosan: Sarah Geronimo Speaks Up

Your voice plays an integral part in your everyday activities. However, it is inevitable that your lifestyle could take its toll on your voice, like when you get sore throat.
 
Sore throat is normally caused by viruses or bacteria. That’s why sometimes beyond just irritation or itchiness, you feel pain in swallowing and swelling.
 
Several other things can cause sore throat. In a tropical country like the Philippines, there are different factors that can take a toll on your system. Changes in temperature and weather can affect your throat. Other factors of sore throat are also airborne such as outdoor pollution, allergens in the air, smoking cigarettes, and second-hand smoking. Excessive and forceful usage of your voice can also cause muscle strain.   
 
Presenting Kamillosan M Spray – a clinically proven all-natural sore throat spray solution. It contains 8 active ingredients that effectively soothe and relieve sore throat.
 
These 8 ingredients (Chamomile extract, Methyl salicylate, Peppermint oil, Sage oil, Anise oil, dwarf pine needle oil, Bergamot oil, Cineol) – work together in fighting and treating sore throat. Its main ingredient, Chamomile, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to reduce pain, swelling, and redness. Combined with the anti-bacterial effects of essential oils such as Peppermint, Sage, and Bergamot, Kamillosan M is highly suited for sore throat relief.
 
The natural ingredients also lend to the minty fresh sweet aftertaste, unlike the other medicinal throat sprays in the market today.
 
Kamillosan M Spray is from A. Menarini Philippines, which belongs to one of the largest Italian biopharmaecutical groups, Menarini.
 
 
Last April 21, 2017, Kamillosan launched its latest campaign with a new endorser at Discovery Primera. This was also the venue where Kamillosan launched its Speak Up advocacy – in the hopes of making the brand mean more to the market beyond just providing relief from sore throat.
 
While waiting for the event to start, guests were requested to participate in the Kamillosan video booth, and record their answers to the question, “How do you encourage people with the power of your voice?” These videos were then shown at the end of the program and uploaded on the brand’s official Facebook page, Kamillosan PH.
 
The actual event kicked off with a brief welcome and introduction from A. Menarini Philippines’ General Manager, Ninia Torres. This was followed by an overview on sore throat by Dra. Clarissa Fortuna, supported by a product discussion from the brand’s medical manager, Dr. Gabby Santos.
 
But the voice that got everyone speaking up was Kamillosan’s newest endorser – Sarah Geronimo. She charmed everyone in her grand entrance as she powerfully sang and captured hearts, as she always does. Sarah also shared her own singing journey which highlighted how she learned to be an inspiration and motivation to others by power of voice and positivity – making her the perfect fit for Kamillosan’s Speak Up campaign.
 
“The essence of our campaign is to really encourage people to speak up with the help of Kamillosan. Just like Sarah, we hope to inspire people to pursue their passion without any hindrance along the way, especially sore throat,” shared Patty Nuqui, Marketing Director of Kamillosan.
 
“We are truly proud and delighted to have this opportunity to not just introduce a product we support and believe in, but to have Kamillosan take the higher ground and mean more to people than just a product for sore throat,” A. Menarini Philippines’ General Manager, Ninia Torres, added.
 
The event ended on a high note, with some of the guests creating cheers that captured the essence of Kamillosan and the Speak Up campaign.
 
To know more about Kamillosan, visit www.kamillosan.ph and like Kamillosan PH on Facebook.
Kamillosan is available in all leading drugstores nationwide at Php428.00 SRP. A 15mL bottle of Kamillosan is good for 104 sprays.

LGG6, The Social Media Phone

MANILA – Last year, global technology innovator LG Electronics blew away the Mobile World Congress with its G5 smartphone, garnering the most awards among all the other mobile powerhouses. Because of its worldwide success, expectations of tech experts were high in this year’s MWC run, which launched its successor LG G6.

Hale, singing to the classics like “Blue Sky” & “The Day You Said Goodnight”

Today, two months after its global unveiling—where global tech experts Wired, Android Authority, Digital Trends, PCMag and TeachRadar hailed the G6 as the best smartphone of MWC 2017, the multi-award-winning device officially opened its doors to the Philippine market through a massive event at SM Mega Fashion Hall. Consumers, media partners and celebrities gathered together to experience LG’s latest flagship, which projects itself as the ideal social media smartphone for any digitally-savvy user.

Endless display, compact body

JP Haboc, Director of “I’m Drunk, I Love You”

Through consumer insights, research, development and innovation, LG G6 goes back to basics, empowering users to do more with its large screen while being compact enough to fit comfortably in one hand. It comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, a highly functional 18:9 screen-to-body ratio. Compared to conventional 16:9 aspect ratio displays, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games.

Even with its large screen, the smartphone is easy to hold. Sculpted from aluminum and glass, the G6 offers a sleek minimalist design with rounded corners, extremely narrow bezels and a perfectly flat black—no camera bump to avoid or protect.

Video, audio and picture quality at its peak

Yael Yuzon performs and discusses the audio features of LGG6

More than the breakthrough 18:9 format and complementary design, LG G6 also stakes its claim as the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision technology. But not only does it support Dolby Vision, it also supports HDR 10, both of which are standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the picture quality technology which allows a wider range of color, luminosity and detail. With HDR content from Netflix and Amazon on the rise, users can watch popular shows in stunning HDR quality on the G6, enhanced by superior audio from its Hi-Fi Quad DAC feature.

The camera technology of the G6 is also naturally advanced with its standard and wide angle settings for both the rear and front cameras, dual 13MP rear cameras (including a 125-degree lens on the wide angle) and an expanded 100-degree field of view with the wide angle 5MP front camera. The G6 features Android’s first-ever Square Camera Mode, with a function that can divide the 18:9 screen into two identical squares for simultaneous photo taking, editing and uploading, as well as creative Instagram shots. Users can also up their food photography game with the popular Food Mode function.

Bar-raising durability and user experience

Host and Blogger, Janeena Chan

The G6’s durability is further developed with its water and dust resistance. It can be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes, and users can worry less about accidental drops and other rough environments during everyday use. For greater reliability against overheating, the G6 is designed with a metal frame and heat pipe to dissolve heat. The powerful device has passed 14 different military-standard 810G tests involving rain, fog, humidity and temperature, among others.

User experience is also levelled up with a built-in Google Assistant to work seamlessly and intuitively with LG apps, empowering users to get fast answers, manage everyday tasks, enjoy the best music and videos and search the G6 more quickly and efficiently than ever. With the remote after-service utilizing artificial intelligence, the more Google Assistant is used, the more personalized it becomes because it knows more about the user.

Now in Philippine shores

Prominent personalities like LA Tenorio and Sharlene San Pedro graced the event and encouraged the public to try out the smartphone, while respected industry names shared their own acclaims from different points of view. Social media influencer Janeena Chan raved about the G6 camera’s square feature and wide-angle mode while Spot.ph’s Owen Maddela shared his experience with the Food Mode. Director of local blockbuster “I’m Drunk, I Love You” JP Habac commended the G6’s video taking and Dolby Vision capabilities, while the Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio quality was lauded by Yael Yuzon, the lead singer of popular music band Sponge Cola.

“We’re so excited to introduce to the Philippine market our newest mobile innovation,” LG Mobile Philippines VP Jay Won said. “It received excellent feedback from tech experts worldwide because we listened to customers’ modern needs. The G6 went back to basics and took smartphone design, convenience and overall user experience to the next level. With the G6, we hope that Filipinos will be able to expand their capabilities using the big, immersive screen that fits in one hand.”

LG G6 is now available in the Philippines in Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White retailing for Php 37,990.00. From April 17 to 30, 2017, buyers can avail of LG’s pre-order promo and enjoy exclusive freebies worth Php 8,990 (an LG G6 case and LG Tone Infinitum bundle) as well as a one-year extended warranty. For more details, visit lg.com/ph, like @LGMobilePH on Facebook and follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

GSM Premium Gin supports the local art scene

GSM Premium Gin brought elevated cocktail experience and the arts together at the recent Art in the Park held at the Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village in Makati City. Art in the Park is a gathering of a diverse group of artists and art enthusiasts with the mission of making visual arts accessible to everyone. 

Left to right: Lisa Periquet (Art in the Park 2017 Organizer) and
Giselle Villanueva (GSMI Premium Gin Brand Manager)

While art aficionados enjoyed GSM Premium Gin’s handcrafted cocktails, they also contributed in producing a unique art installation wherein returned cocktail cups were recycled and turned into an instant art work that formed a rendition of the iconic Ginebra San Miguel logo of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo. In addition to the art installation, visitors modernized a stencil artwork of the St. Michael the Archangel logo by adding dashes of colors. 

“GSM Premium Gin is about elevating taste by making people experience the finer things in life. Our presence here at Art in the Park signifies that our brand appreciates art not just as a form of expression, but as a medium that can be purposeful. Through Art in the Park, we help grow local talent which is just the beginning of the greater things in store for the brand and for the art community,” said GSM Premium Gin Assistant Brand Manager Giselle Villanueva.

Left to right: Giselle Villanueva (GSMI Premium Gin Brand Manager) and Kenny Yu (GSMI Premium Gin Brand Assistant) GSM Premium Gin brought elevated cocktail experience and the arts together at the recent Art in the Park held at the Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village in Makati City. Art in the Park is a gathering of a diverse group of artists and art enthusiasts with the mission of making visual arts accessible to everyone.

The Instagram-worthy GSM Premium Gin Cart was likewise an attraction in itself. Inspired by the 183 years of heritage and history of Ginebra San Miguel, the gin cart is also highlighted by the iconic logo of Amorsolo etched on its wooden finish. The full-service mobile bar offered visitors Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin in expertly crafted cocktails such as the refreshing Calamansi Surprise, Sweet Lemony Martini and Mango Paradise, plus the classic Gin and Tonic, prepared by Ginebra San Miguel’s world-class mixologists. 

Left to right: Janelle Barretto-Squires (Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Adobo Magazine), Moi Rodriguez (Channel Marketing and Activations Manager), Angel Antonio (President & Chief Operating Officer, Aspac – Dentsu Aegis Network
While art aficionados enjoyed GSM Premium Gin’s handcrafted cocktails, they also contributed in producing a unique art installation wherein returned cocktail cups were recycled and turned into an instant art work that formed a rendition of the iconic Ginebra San Miguel logo of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo. In addition to the art installation, visitors modernized a stencil artwork of the St. Michael the Archangel logo by adding dashes of colors.

GSM Premium Gin is an exquisite blend of botanical extracts and juniper berries, splashed with a tang of delectable citrus and blended with high quality alcohol. GSM Premium Gin is a consistent Gold Quality Label awardee of the Monde Selection International Institute for Quality Selections. 

GSMI Premium Gin Booth during Art in the Park 2017
“GSM Premium Gin is about elevating taste by making people experience the finer things in life. Our presence here at Art in the Park signifies that our brand appreciates art not just as a form of expression, but as a medium that can be purposeful. Through Art in the Park, we help grow local talent which is just the beginning of the greater things in store for the brand and for the art community,” said GSM Premium Gin Assistant Brand Manager Giselle Villanueva.

For more on GSM Premium Gin and its handcrafted cocktail mixes, visit www.facebook.com/GSMPremiumGin or www.gsmpremiumspirits.com.ph

GSMI Premium Gin Art Installation during Art in the Park 2017 The Instagram-worthy GSM Premium Gin Cart was likewise an attraction in itself. Inspired by the 183 years of heritage and history of Ginebra San Miguel, the gin cart is also highlighted by the iconic logo of Amorsolo etched on its wooden finish. The full-service mobile bar offered visitors Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin in expertly crafted cocktails such as the refreshing Calamansi Surprise, Sweet Lemony Martini and Mango Paradise, plus the classic Gin and Tonic, prepared by Ginebra San Miguel’s world-class mixologists

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation, is the producer of the world’s no. 1 selling gin Ginebra San Miguel, and other quality liquor products including GSM Premium Gin, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors Mojito, GSM Blue Flavors Brown Coffee, Antonov Vodka, Vino Kulafu, and Primera Light Brandy. 

 

Yummy Bodies Ng Century: Gerald Anderson, Paulo Avelino and Mateo Guidicelli

Dear Manila why have you been so hot lately, but not as hot as Gerald, Anderson, Paulo Avelino and Mateo Guidicelli as the latest endorsers of Century Tuna!

These 3 guys are not only eye candies but we should look at them as advocates of a healthy & active lifestyle. (Just look at them). Their workouts seen on their instagram pages plus eating a well balanced diet with Century Tuna. Yes they are ripped girls because they stick religiously to their workouts and diet. Like Paulo Avelino he shared he is into Fish & veggies lately that;s why he is lean. 

 

Mateo is always on the go so having a lean tuna egg salad sandwich is easy to prepare and ofcourse a healthy option of wheat bread. For Gerald he sticks to his Filipino roots – RICE and Tuna Silog because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Paulo is all about comfort food since it is easy to prepare like his tuna pancit canton, like he said “Straight from the can”. These guys personally whip their own century tuna dish at home and savor it.

 These 3 are humbled to be part as the latest campaign of Century Tuna – all of them represent and fit the brand well. Century tuna is easy to open, easy to prepare with any meal and healthy source to supply the energy they need in a day! 

I got to ask their workout playlist, I was definitely waiting for Paulo Avelino answer because he definitely has a good taste in music. He answered MARSHMELLO and FLUME. Btw he posted his playlist on his instagram story. Gerald was funny, he said whatever her feels then he blurted out and got my attention Frank Sinatra – I was like FOR REAL? Mateo, same whatever he feels like doing on that day that keeps the drive going. 

Meeting the 3, honestly I was so shookt and I couldn’t even eat at the event because of butterfiles in my tummy – because I am fangirling over Paulo Avelino (If you are reading this this right now, I am so thankful and so sorry I was so speechless – usually I chitchat to a celebrities before taking a photo, but since everyone was grabbing here and there! I just got my chat to get a vid and photo -3 same photos HAHA!. Kalma, Krish!  Bucketlist checked! When I got the invite  from Century Tuna, I didn’t really expect anything. Just to see Paulo near is just enough. Thank God! 

Gerald and Mateo were so funny and throwing at each others faces. These two are so hardcore with their triathlon training and how disciplined they are. Gerald, if you do read this – you are such a sweet guy (If you guys saw IG stories) and Mateo wished I interacted with you but you were all blockbusters at the event. (You guys have no idea how rowdy it was). Mine I guess was by luck. 

A lot of friends who saw my instagram story, messaged me and asked me when they saw me “WHO HAS THE .BETTER BODY?” Just because they stripped in front of me and prepped a century tuna dish topless- that never came into my mind guys SRSLY haha 

 

 

 

 

Kojie San Dream White Anti-aging Skincare

Being a blogger and my normal life, I have a lot of things to juggle – for those who know me, I am always on my A game (means being productive). But when its my time to get a snooze, that’s my only time to get a shut-eye and collect all the energy needed for the next day. Not only that – it is my precious time for my skin to recoup. ( Sleep increases melatonin- regenerate collagen-producing making skin soft)

Before going to sleep I developed a skin care ritual to make my skin look youthful. (Personally I feel I am a 15 year old stuck in a 23 year old body).Though I admit my skin is still in puberty – breakouts and dark spots. My skin never looked this better compared before. Just the basic- cleanse, toner and moisturize plus eating the right kind of  food and my dose of Vitamin E. Working out kinda helped my skin too and another tip: hang out with younger people. Ofcourse to get atleast 6-8 hours of sleep in a day were the key. Also MINUS STRESS.  

Kojie san dream white developed a BED Ritual: BREATHE, ENRICHED and DREAM. The pre-sleep regimen for its anti aging line. Kojie San really works and I know a lot of people who use the Kojic soap and got good results. And definitely hoping for the best for their anti-aging skin line which is btw FOR ALL SKIN TYPES and HYPOALLERGENIC. Contains Hydrotensyl complex(boost collagen), Milk peptide(prevents wrinkles), sodium hyaluronate(moisture) and kojic acid (brightens and lightens).

BREATHE: Relax in a quiet and comfortable spot in the bedroom, then proceed to cleanse and let the skin breathe by washing the face with DREAM WHITE ANTI AGING SOAP. Afterwards, rehydrate, whiten and nourish with DREAM WHITE ANTI AGING FACIAL TONER.

Review: The dream white anti-aging soap doesn’t melt down right away and has a vanilla whiff. The toner has a stronger scent but gives you a minty cool feeling upon application.

ENRICH: Revitalize the face and neck with the DREAM WHITE ANTI AGING OVERNIGHT CREAM before going to bed to prepare skin for a night rejuvenation.

Review: Don’t use too much, just a right amount then you’ll feel your skin all soft after a few minutes. Try comparing it on a hand with no cream then see & feel the difference

DREAM: Unplug from the world, turn off the lights, and tune out distractions to focus on recharging the mind and body with restful sleep.

DREAMWHITE BLEMISH CORRECTING CREAM – best used for day and night to reduce skin imperfections and lighten dark facial spots. Review: I Personally recommend this because in matter of 1-2 weeks some of my dark spots have lighten.

The DREAM WHITEANTI-AGING CREAM WITH SUNSCREEN to protect under the harmful effects of the sun. Review: Texture wise it is light on the skin and I like how it makes also my skin soft plus feeling fresh.

For visible results, skin whitens in 1 week, reduce wrinkles in 14 days and moisturize skin 4-6 weeks.