How I Passed for Advanced Lasik Procedure at Shinagawa Ortigas

I’ve been wearing specs my entire life since I was a kid. Imagine, I was the  super chubby girl with eyeglasses. It also kinda runs in the family, My dad and my sisters. My 3 siblings and I are four-eyed. My mom wears reading glasses, I don’t know it it counts because of the whole aging thing.

As I got older, during highschool and college I tend to just hang my glasses because I feel I look better without glasses. It was when after I graduated I tried wearing contact lenses, it was a hassle because of how busy I am, I tend to forget to put solution now and then,  in a matter of 6 hours my eyes get irritated and red. Back in college, I didn’t want to wear contacts because there were studies that it lead to dry eyes.

Growing up I was socially awkward (I know it is hard to believe the person I am today), I didn’t look straight and my friends till today still tease me the way I look at people before. It was just a phase, glad I am over it. Till now I couldn’t find a logical reason on how I look at people before. Especially when it came to my crushes, I can’t even imagine how weird I was haha. 

I remembered meeting an optha specialist in the gym, forgot her name though. This was during college and she told me that at age 24 is the perfect age to get lasik because I was planning on my 18th birthday to get the procedure. Her professional advice was at the age of 24, that is already most like likely our permanent vision. If as early as that time my vision can still change plus considering lifestyle.

Now that I turned 24 this year, It’s about time.

So If you guys are planning to get lasik at SHINAGAWA, make sure you don’t wear contact lenses for 7 days to get exactly the grade of your eyes. The test runs for about 3 hours atleast so it’s better to come in early. Before that set an appointment. I’ll be putting the details below. 

Another REMINDER : DON’T DRIVE home after the test. 

TIP: Bring SHADES and JACKET. You’ll know why after reading. 

For your information, Shinagawa perfroms advanced lasik, not the traditional lasik we all hear growing up like going under the knife stories and the complications that you may go blind etc. 

To differentiate them quickly, the TRADITIONAL LASIK PROCEDURE, (microkeratome) – this is the instrument that cuts an evenly thin lining of cornea. According to studies it may lead to possible complications. 

Compared to the ADVANCED LASIK PROCEDURE, is completely laser which don’t lead to complications. Preparation would take about 2 hours but the procedure would take just 8 minutes (both eyes). Here is how it goes: 

  • Corneal Flap is cut and prepared using a femtosecond laser.
  • Flap is folded to one side by the surgeon
  • Using an excimer laser, the connective tissue is reshaped
  • The flap which was created and lifted is then put back into its original position.
  • SHINAGAWA’S lasik, gives you functional vision within 6-12 hours following the ADVANCED LASIK surgery with better technologies, you can expect high definition vision and stability in a much shorter time. 

Sorry for the long intro, So to the point on how I passed for the screening. 

Like I said, It would take atleast 3 hours. You first write your basic and health related information. Then wait for your turn. They have 2 testing sites one in an open lighted area and the other one is the dark room. 

TIP: The center is kinda cold, I suggest to bring a JACKET. 

First stop is at the OPEN AREA, they check your vision and eye pressure using from one machine to the other. Then  next at the DARK ROOM, different machines were used  to test your vision. I can’t explain specifically each machine but you’ll be hopping from one machine to the other in a jiffy. 

Then you wait again, The 3rd test, is about reading from afar by covering one eye – During my time it was about finding the open part of a circle. The Circle starts as BIG then becomes small. Then you do the test all over again this time with grade. Then they also check for any color blindness

After that, every 5 minutes for 3 times my eyes were given dilating drops. It made my eyes blurry and sensitive to light, Thank goodness I brought shades. So I have to wait for an hour for my results.

TIP: They have a nearby Starbucks and Jollibee. 

After an hour, I talked to Doctor and he said I PASSED. Yay! I was a bit worried because my dad did not passed  his  lasik screen test abroad and we have almost the same grade but his is a bit higher. Mine is 2.5 something and his is 3. something, I think. I’ll be sharing my actual results maybe on my next post. 

So SHINAGAWA, had an ongoing promo for October 68k instead of 140K which is the original price. This promo entitles to BDO CREDIT CARD HOLDERS, 12 Months to pay and 0% INTEREST. 

Wish me all the best on my upcoming procedure, I know I am in good hands and I will be blogging about it after 🙂 

Stay tune for their upcoming possible promos and they don’t only specialize in lasik but also dentistry and other aesthetics as well. LIKE them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShinagawaLasikCenter/ and FOLLOW them on instagram @SHINAGAWACLINIC

You can inquire at http://shinagawa.ph/contact-us/

They have 2 locations, one in MAKATI (main)  and the other one in ORTIGAS (This area is more convenient for me and in terms of going there, I was able to book by grab car)

Makati Branch
info@shinagawa.ph
(+632) 491 0000 | (+63) 917 572 4684
Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ortigas Branch
info@shinagawa-ortigas.ph
(+632) 368 5240 | (+63) 917 828 1955
21st Floor, Hanston Square Bldg.,#17 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 Philippines                        You may contact Rhonnie,  at 0917 713 5320 (Mention my name / blog) 

To my readers, a little favor if they ask how you got to know about the lasik procedure kindly mention my blog and feel free to share this post 🙂 

Get Instant White Teeth at The Smile Bar PH

When I got into my 20s I realized how important it was to take care of my teeth. Before back in college I would fall asleep while studying and sometimes forgetting to brush my teeth. Sounds gross but that’s reality I am not the only one who does it but I do brush my teeth in the morning definitely FYI. I gained cavities (How sad) but then I had my dental fillings in order for my cavities not to get worst. Then I have committed myself to MOUTH CARE ever since. I tried all the whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and gels you can buy in the market, it just prevents it from becoming darker (yellow) and you’ll see the result but it takes time.

Having a set of pearly whites really boost confidence, you know what I mean? 

Finally Hong Kong’s The Smile Bar is here in the Philippines! Now here is my personal experience trying out their TRIPLE WHITENING service.

Here is a link of the FAQS about THE SMILE BAR (This is my previous blogpost if you want a backstory, proper introduction, services, price list and common inquiries)  http://www.krishgeek.com/smile-bar-now-here-in-the-philippines/

  1. They make you fill out a form just basic and health – related questions. You get to meet your SMILE TENDER who will explain and perform the procedure. My smile tender was Ate Milky! The customer will be the one choosing their preferred service. 
  • Single Whitening (1 x 20 minutes at PHP2,999) 
  • Double Whitening (2 x 20 minutes, PHP4,999),
  • Triple Whitening (3 x 20 minutes at PHP6,499)
  • Year Whitening (12 x 20 minutes at PHP24,999)

It may be a bit pricey but its worth it, when it comes to the treatments. 

“The problem with home whitening kits is that they are never a sure thing. Some are cheap, some are expensive. Some claim to be natural, while others come with toxicity warnings. You can never tell where you stand with these at-home trays and LED lights” – THE SMILE BAR

Before treatment

PRE – TEETH ASSESSMENT is done, so you will know what shade or how yellow your teeth is. Mine is in the MIDDLE of it all SHADE 20 (They determine the shade by following after the 2 front teeth) . When it comes to the results, your teeth will naturally whiten by 2- 9 shades. Results may last up to 6 months depending on your lifestyle. 

02. Preparation before treatment:

  • Mouthwash first, using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENING EVO MOUTH RINSE 
  • Brushing of teeth using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENINGEVO TOOTHPASTE and ofcourse a special toothbrush imported from Sweden – which you can bring home after.

03. Start of the  Whitening treatment, My treatment is the TRIPLE WHITENING. They made me sit in the EGG CHAIR or POD (You can adjust the seat till you feel comfortable) and they asked if I wanted headphones and an iPad. The headphones are the brand, BOSE, so definitely high definition surround sound and in the iPad they have the Safari and Spotify applications while you’re at it. 

  • First, the use of the DENTAL CLEANSER with the use of your pointer finger they will place the dental cleanser (It’s like a glove for your finger) and then you apply on the top coat of your teeth. – HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE but it’s SANITARY 
  • The Smile tender will prepare the mouth piece and application of the WHITENING GEL
  • Whitening gel
  • The WHITENING GEL will be activated by the LED plasma light (FREE OF UV and prevents Cancer)
  • Since it’s TRIPLE WHITENING, it means 3 sessions (20 minutes each) and then every session is about to end the LED will make a sound saying that’s it’s done. The light will turn off then you head back to the washroom where you have to rinse and with the use of your toothbrush to brush of the excess gel. 
  • During the session, it is NORMAL at first that you may feel a little TINGLE and you can swallow your saliva. 
  • After 1 session (SINGLE)

    After 2nd session (DOUBLE)

04. When it’s all done, after the last rinse you head over back to the teeth assessment area and check how many shades your teeth have become. So mine after 3 sessions, 8 shades lighter. 

*Click photo*

As part of your aftercare, they have recommendations for the next 72 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid strongly colored drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, soda
  • Avoid food that cause stains such as chocolate, and those with food coloring
  • Avoid acidic food such as tomatoes, vinegar, soy, citrus, and chili sauce as these cause tooth hypersensitivity
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do a fluoride rinse twice a day to rebuild enamel and fill any microscopic cavities

05. If you get the NANO SEAL TOTAL additional PHP 1299. They are gonna apply in on the teeth and leave in on for 1-2 minutes and you are all good. The purpose of the nano seal it allows to keep your usual lifestyle without any impact. So right after you don’t have to worry about avoiding the following food indicated at #4, YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK WHATEVER. It’s may be pricey but the perks that come with it. 

Then Application of VITAMIN SWAB, for the gums. They’ll give you 2 sticks, one you can use after and one before going to bed when you get home. If sensitivity occurs from the first swab don’t apply the second before bed. It looks like a qtip or cotton buds then you break the seal with a mark, the fluid will go to the other end of the bud and apply in on your gums above and below your teeth – NOT the gums under (heading to the tonsils)

It is advised to DRINK WATER after. 

PRODUCTS in order to maintain your pearly whites (OPTIONAL but recommended) 

BRILLANT SMILE:WHITENING EVO

  • MOUTH RINSE (250 ML) PHP 999.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (65 ML) PHP 849.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (20 ML) PHP 649.00
  • GIFT BAG 3 PRODUCTS PHP 1999.00 

For products: http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/products

How do I book an appointment?

You may book your appointment online by visiting http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/book

Visit their main site  http://www.the-smile-bar.ph

You may also contact  by phone through these numbers: (0917) 148 5659 or (02) 541 2853

They accept walk-ins should there be any available slots. The treatment salon can be found at: 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City (Above DENNY’S DINER) 

Social Media Pages: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesmilebarph/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesmilebarph/

 

 

 

Here is what you can do to Help BDJ’s The Pahina Project

As an blogger or so called “influencer” (Honestly, I don’t deserve to be part of the spectrum because I personally feel that I still have a long way to go), I’ve come to realize that sometimes having this title can also help raise awareness to your  passion project. For me, I always like giving back to people, it’s in my nature and when it comes to comes EDUCATION, it definitely soft spot for me. With the launch of THE PAHINA PROJECT – Race to Raise 2000 Notebooks. The rules are simple: for every notebook you buy, we donate one. We also gave options to buy and donate both notebooks to deserving students.
Packages:
For the whole month of April, you can avail the
advocacy notebooks in the
following packages:
Buy 1 Donate 1 for P100, 
Buy and Donate 2 for P100
Buy and Donate 10 for P500
Link to BDJ Microsite where they can purchase the advocacy
notebooks:
It’s not that much guys but it would really be a big help, instead of buying a Starbucks cup why won’t you buy a notebook, it’s useful for the kids plus you know at your end you helped someone. Simple act of kindness would be a huge impact for someone’s future especially Education. 

 

18,000 Pre-orders of Vivo V9 Up for Grabs Nationwide

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9, was yet to be released in authorized stores nationwide, but it had already exceeded pre-order expectations.

As of April 5, the Vivo V9 has received over 18,000 pre-orders. The pre-orders started on March 26 after it unveiled the V9 to the press in a summer-themed launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22.

Due to the unprecedented success of the Vivo V9, additional units will be coming soon to accommodate the growing interest in Vivo’s new flagship unit. Vivo is very grateful to its loyal followers for the continued support. The global smartphone brand assures its fans that it will keep on pushing its boundaries to introduce consumer-friendly revolutions.

The Vivo V9 gets over 18,000 pre-orders nationwide in less than two weeks.

Known for its cutting-edge and innovative technologies, Vivo is one of the most respected smartphones in the industry. And, it continued to break limits with the release of the Vivo V9. The newest flagship smartphone has elevated its selfie expertise by seamlessly integrating artificial intelligence technology with the 24-megapixel front camera.

The Vivo V9 also features an improved AI Face Beauty technology and over 40 built-in AR Stickers to make taking selfies more fun. The smartphone also has a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display for an unparalleled viewing experience with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo is looking a brighter 2018 ahead as it is the official smartphone of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone may be filled with features that will make jaws drop, but it did so without sacrificing design. The V9 is a sleek, polished smartphone that comes in Pearl Black and Gold.

  Head to an authorized Vivo shop near you to get experience Vivo V9’s Perfect View, Perfect Shot.

Vivo will begin selling its latest flagship smartphone, the V9, at all authorized stores nationwide on Friday, April 6. The Vivo V9 retails at Php17,990.

Check out Vivo’s official YouTube page for more information: https://youtu.be/d22rnb24L8A.

Egg-citement and Egg-ventures Await at Royce this April

Clark, Pampanga — Easter is just around the corner! As we count down the days to sunshine, sweets, and festive treats, Royce Hotel and Casino invites both kids and grown-ups to celebrate with them at their Easter Egg-venture!

Each child will be greeted with a loot bag containing Easter bunny ears, an egg basket, and a special Egg-venture Passport. This Passport contains clues to help them get through the egg-venture one puzzle at a time, and will serve as their pass to the event area.

There are games and prizes to be won, as well as face painting booths and unlimited photo booth access to remember the day by. After the excitement, adults and kids can sit down to scrumptious snacks for two, and help themselves to cotton candy and snow-cone food carts and an Egg-venture dessert station. Kids will be enchanted at the mystifying wonders of the magic show, ooh and aah at the thrilling feats of jugglers and cyclists, and cheer at the gleeful spectacle of the Easter costume parade!

Royce’s Easter Egg-venture is happening on April 1, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 7:00pm. Tickets are priced at P888.00, and are good for one child-and-adult pair. To purchase or reserve tickets, you may get in touch with Royce’s Marketing Department at (+632)0947-8500276, or the Front Office at (045) 499-7888 or (+632)917-686 0069. Tickets are going at a first-come, first served basis, so do phone in for your tickets now! See you there!

To learn more about Royce Hotel and Casino like and check out Royce’s official Facebook or Instagram page @royceclarkPH.

This Month of March, Vivo Introduces Latest Flagship

Top global phone manufacturer Vivo is set to send the mobile phone industry in frenzy with the release of yet another stunner in their smartphone series. Set to be unveiled March, Vivo’s latest offering promises consumers bigger and better offerings in their mobile phone experience. 

                                 

“Vivo will offer another innovative flagship phone this March”

Following the success of the V7 plus and the V7 release, word is out that consumers can expect that the new offering will retain all of the V7 phones’ impressive, thumbprint features albeit enhanced and updated with specs that are centered on delivering flawless selfie shots made even by state-of-the-art artificial intelligence beautifying tools. Because it is still dedicated in delivering perfect photos, it should also be expected that the camera will rock a souped up HDR mode.

Moreover, a buzz on this newest Vivo flagship includes a bigger display complemented by a full HD resolution. As the V7’s successor, the Game Mode feature is expected to still be onboard in the list of specifications along with the futuristic Face ID and fingerprint unlock component.

The mobile phone industry awaits with bated breath as Vivo’s freshest charmer is out in the market. Although the specs are merely founded on speculations, one thing that is certain is Vivo will never disappoint.

 

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at http://www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

 

 

 

Secrets Revealed! Carefree x Laybare

We all have our beliefs and misconceptions when it comes to using panty liners and shaving. Let me break it to you with what I have learned from #SecretsRevealedWithCarefreeXLaybare, Panty liners, girls, should be used EVERYDAY atleast change 2 times a day. For shaving It isn’t true, hair becomes thicker as it grows back. With hygiene, it is simple just keep yourself clean not only the outside but also in the inside, like what Gretchen Ho said LOVE YOURSELF is the most important thing. If you feel great in the inside, everything will follow. 

 We see women talk and share experiences about the best tips on makeup, skincare, and healthy lifestyle habits to keep themselves in tip-top shape. But behind closed doors, we find Filipinas spending many hours taking hidden rituals – intimate beauty secrets – that are undeniably integral to the foundations of their private beauty routines. It proves that for women, feeling beautiful all starts with feeling clean and fresh – especially ‘down there’. Rarely a topic of conversation, girls have been shying away from sharing, and sadly, even merely asking how and why they should take care for their most sensitive part of the body. Without enough opportunities for girls to discover and exchange their grooming secrets, women always feel that intimate hygiene is a restricted subject – but it doesn’t have to be.

This is where CAREFREE® and Lay Bare come in – two of the most trusted brands by Filipinas today that champion intimate grooming – teaming up for the first time to provide a platform that boldly allows women to get real together about their feminine hygiene needs, discover secret care tips for their private area, and ultimately, be proud of the intimate beauty secrets they keep that upgrade their beauty quotient and boost their overall confidence.

“We talked to women and found out that simply looking good is not enough to make them feel empowered and ready to take on anything. At the core of our findings is how feeling fresh and clean ‘down there’ is extremely important for all women to help her feel poised to conquer her endeavors. Just like the right outfit or makeup that makes you look good, the right feminine hygiene makes you feel even better,” said Claire Ericta, Brand Manager for CAREFREE®. “In addition to washing, adopting the daily habit of using CAREFREE® panty liners can help them feel clean and fresh down there throughout the day, everyday. You know that feeling when you have this secret source of confidence and self-assurance? It goes a long way and make women feel invincible to achieve their day-to-day hustle.”

Christine David, Lay Bare’s Senior Manager for Learning & Development and Service Delivery Champion, also echoes how intimate grooming is not just another vanity act but an integral part of hygiene rituals. “A proper intimate hygiene ritual for women does not just guarantee physical cleanliness,” shared David. “Lay Bare has been known for our Brazilian waxing services that help women not just to feel fresh, but provide the utmost hygienic benefits too. Feeling clean and fresh down there also gives you that extra boost of confidence when you feel and look your best as you set out to the world.”      

During the one-day only CAREFREE® x Lay Bare event, CAREFREE®’s Intimate Beauty Ambassador, Gretchen Ho, also took the stage to proudly reveal how her own intimate beauty secrets encourage her confidence while she navigates her transformative twenties as a volleyball star, celebrity host, and most importantly, as a woman. “I’m very happy to be here in this event where we can actually put this in the open because it is so valuable for us Filipinas to be able to take care of our intimate beauty. Because what you feel down there, is what you project to people. If there’s one thing I’ve got be sensitive about its my hygiene, especially down there,” shared Ho.

The CAREFREE® x Lay Bare Intimate Beauty Studio was designed to provide a fun, quirky but educational space for women to know more about intimate beauty grooming, and share their own intimate beauty secrets with others too. For CAREFREE® and Lay Bare, it all begins by pooling together brave and modern women to start the conversation about the personal, and sometimes, secret “rituals” and hygiene needs women deserve to realize and embrace – and today, they are finally taking it on.

Don’t miss your chance to elevate your intimate beauty rituals this February 2018 by visiting participating Lay Bare Waxing Salon branches to avail of free CAREFREE® panty liners. Visit the official Facebook page of CAREFREE® Philippines at www.facebook.com/CarefreePH for more information.

 

Century Tuna SuperBods AGELESS

The biggest model/ fitness search is back! but this time it is open to ages 18-50 years old, this is such a good opportunity to give chances to everyone. Century Tuna can accept ages 50 above for as long you can pass the screening requirements. It has become a fad that people older are into fitness nowadays (ofcourse for HEALTH), well fitness should be well rounded and applied to all. It is a LIFESTYLE. You can be a fitspiration at any age! Just like Gerald Anderson (28), Paulo Avelino (29), Matteo Guidicelli (27), Ina Raymundo(42), Sunshine Cruz(40( and Alice Dixon (50) – The latest ambassadors for Century Tuna Ageless Campaign.

I got the chance to meet the 3 stunning ladies Ina Raymundo, Sunshine Cruz and Alex Dixon who are RIPPED for their age. I as a millennial just stare at my teddy bear self HAHA. We are aware on what workouts they do on social media but ofcourse I got a little spill on their liefstyle, like Ina Raymundo says she eats 6 small meals a day, all of them are not into diet fads at all  and all really encourage to exercise.  Paulo Avelino, on the other hand agrees and his beauty regimes is simply to have LOTS OF SLEEP. Where was Gerald and Matteo during the presscon?, They had prior commitments for work.

PS. As usual I fangirl(ED) haha

So here are the deets for the Cenuty TUNA AGELESS Competition:

Casting Call for Century Tuna Superbods 2018-02-05

The Century Tuna Superbods is the hottest event of the summer with over 2 Million prizes at stake. This year, Century Tuna goes Ageless, there will now be two age categories:

            Category 1The Superbods (18-37 years old)

            Category 2The Ageless (38-50 years old)

One male and female for each category will be declared this year’s Superbods and Century Tuna’s next image models, winning Php500,000 each plus other exciting perks.

Are you healthy? Are you sexy? Are you a Superbod? Be part of CENTURY TUNA SUPERBODS AGELESS 2018!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Open to male and female with Filipino Heritage.
  2. Age limit: 18 to 37 years old (Superbods) and 38 to 50 years old (Ageless).
  3. Height requirement: Must be at least 5’7” for Men and 5’4” for Women (and or above).
  4. Physically fit.
  5. Pleasing personality.
  6. No prior endorsements from any competing brand.
  7. PARTICIPANTS MUST RESIDE IN THE PHILIPPINES FROM FEBRUARY 2018 UNTIL APRIL 2019.
  8. No prior record of public misdemeanour.
  9. Must be available on the following dates:
  • February 25, 2018 – Final Callback
  • March 3, 2018 – Grooming of the Finalists
  • March 4, 2018 – Workshop
  • March 5, 2018 – Photoshoot
  • March 15, 2018 – Press Launch
  • March 19, 2018 – Superbods Ageless Ultimate Challenge
  • April 2, 2018 – Zalora Fitting
  • April 7, 2018 – Zalora Fashion Show
  • April 8, 2018 – Superbods Day (Marathon and Fitness Party)
  • April 10 to 11, 2018 – Offsite Rehearsals for Finals Night
  • April 12, 2018 – Finals Night

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Most recent photo (1 Head Shot and 1 Full Body)
  3. Three (3) pcs. of Century Tuna Label
  4. Filled-up application form
  5. Swimwear (two-piece for female and board shorts for male)

 

GOSEE SCHEDULES:

  • February 11, 2018 – SEDA Hotel, Davao City (10 am – 5 pm)
  • February 17, 2018 – Gold’s Gym, Ayala Center Cebu
  • February 18 and 24, 2018 – Manila (venue to follow)

 

For inquiries and registration, feel free to contact Apple Marabe-Cuenca at 0917-702-1894.

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with foodpanda PH

MANILA, Philippines – Feb-Ibig is in the air ! As soon as January comes to an end, every corner of the city transforms  into pink and red  hearts due to Valentine’s Day! Despite people saying that this day is just a social construct holiday to sell chocolates and flowers, sentimental gift-giving and romantic dinners, it is one of the most celebrated occasions ever made that causes a real car-maggedon in the Metro!

                Besides traffic, mall and restaurants will be fully booked with couples and hopeless romantics.  This will surely result in a lack of consistency in terms of service compared to regular days. With all of this anticipated stress in mind, planning for one’s significant other on Valentine’s day will be downright exhausting . Why not take those cliche outings and celebrate your love of food at home by ordering  something hot directly to your doorstep?

foodpanda Philippines offers the easiest and quickest delivery of your favorite food from 400+ restaurants online. In a few easy steps, you can order whatever you’re craving!

Better yet, foodpanda has partnered with top restaurants on their platform to deliver hot-off-the-stove items for that special someone on Valentine’s Day.

  1. Sushi Nori.

There’s  no denying that Filipinos love Japanese food, especially sushi! This Valentines, Sushi Nori crafted   Sushi Heart Trays, for that person you’re ‘soy’ into.. Using the foodpanda application will give you a PhP 100 off from the SRP of the Heart Trays of PhP 1,799. No doubt that Japanese might make the significant other Konichi-WOW with this .

  1. Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings’.

A romantic trip to NY from the comfort of your home? Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings makes things extra saucy with  these decadent Chocolate Wings. Available up to March 30 only and can be ordered by 6pcs for PhP 199 or 12 pcs for PhP 369 – the Chicken Wings plus Chocolate combination will be a rich r combo while  you  Netflix and Chill. 

  1. Boulangerie 22.

If you want to go traditional with a bouquet and sweets, Boulangerie 22 offers different packages that will  suit any  budget – ranging from PhP 799 to PhP 999. A sure combo to ignite romance and create sweet memories with your significant other.

For this Valentine’s Day, don’t face  the stress of  traffic  and crowded restaurants, head to the  foodpanda website or download the app (available in AppStore and Google Play) to savour these romantic dishes  while chilling in the comfort of your home with your significant other.

Bonus? Among the wide range of foodpanda restaurants  you will  discover  discounts from select partners , Now there’s no reason to leave your home when you can dine in the comfort of your house with your  loved ones:

In Line with Chinese New Year, Vivo launched CNY Photo Contest

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this 2018, Vivo launched a special photo contest but first involving a few well-known lifestyle bloggers for a first taste. Held last February 3 and 4 at Binondo in Manila, Vivo invited 18 lifestyle bloggers forn eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world. Bloggers were asked to capture photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole.  Bloggers enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: the 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics. The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216×6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. Lastly, bloggers were able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out.

The two-day Binondo photowalk with the bloggers was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14.  Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year-inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns.

 

CNY Winner Angela Palacio

The lifestyle bloggers who joined the Vivo CNY Photowalk were: (February 3) Ana Gonzales, Rhea Gonzales, Katt Valdez, Myke Soon, Ryan San Juan, Cristelle Torres, John Bueno, Paul Chuapoco, and Yuki Tansengco; (February 4) Ed Uy, Jeman Villanueva, Justin Montas, Jerhwin Hernandez, Nikole Maturan, Anthony Neilson, Collen Vidal, Louie Denver, and Slyve Sy. Vivo influencers also helped promote the CNY Photo Contest through their Instagram accounts: KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, Darren Espanto, Joyce Pring, Tony Labrusca, and Sassa Dagdag.

 

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil ) accounts.

 

The Styling Room is open until Feb.18. #IamSMWoman #SMWomanStylingRoom #FashionForEveryWoman

Since it’s the month of February, FEB-IBIG is just around the corner. Forgive me by sounding cheesy.

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you always have to look your best! You never know you may get that unexpected date and you have no idea what to wear. No fret! SM WOMAN got you covered, at the ground floor of SM Makati (In front of H&M Man) – a one stop shop of curated pieces selected by a stylist. All you have to do is just try it in their  RED STYLING room and your good to go on whatever date you have this valentine week. Don’t forget to take a snap and use the #IAMSMWOMAN & #IAMBEAUTIFUL The pieces are according to trend and set for the valentine week mood. The Styling room will be available till February 18 and don’t feel hesitant to ask while you’re there, You deserve to be treated like a queen 🙂 Enjoy shopping beaut(ies)! 

Hmmm what should I be getting for my Valentine getaway?

 

 

Vivo’s Incredible 2017 Timeline

There was just no stopping Vivo this 2017. The global smartphone brand proved to be the fastest growing in terms of popularity amongst the young and the hip crowd in the Philippines, settling itself on the third spot in the market beyond brands Apple, Huawei, LG, and Asus. To date, Vivo has at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores in the Philippines.

But before finding fame in the Philippines in early 2016, Vivo has already been named as one of the top 5 global smartphone brands and observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments. Vivo’s success remains unprecedented with 200 million Vivo global users and 19 overseas markets in 2017.

Vivo announces expansion into more markets (PRNewsfoto/Vivo)

What made Vivo successful?

Vivo cares about its users, pushing the brand to constantly innovate and improve user experience. Vivo maintains six research and development centers and continuously improves their products. In order to ensure its top position in the technology and mobile phone arena, Vivo established a technical partnership and patent sharing with leading telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm.

In an aim to provide its users—mostly the young, selfie-centric generation, Vivo launched the world-leading 24MP front camera—one of the industry’s firsts with a special selfie soft light to cater to constant need to document one’s experiences anytime, anywhere, even in dimly lit environments.

Vivo’s Powerful Selfie-Shooter V7+ (PRNewsfoto/Vivo)

Vivo took Sports marketing seriously in 2017

Vivo signed up NBA superstar Stephen Curry in mid 2017 to represent its equally first-rate brand. Likewise, the big-ticket brand became the official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia which it heavily advertised in the entirety of 2017. In the Philippines, Vivo supported various sports events as co-presenter and sponsor of ABS-CBN NBA Philippines Season 2016 and 2017 and Season 2017 and 2018 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball and UAAP Men’s Basketball Season 80.

Curry video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMiOo9od0a0&feature=youtu.be

Entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion were a spotlight for Vivo in 2017

Vivo’s entrance into the entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion scene were quite eventful in 2017. During the grand launch of the Vivo V7+, the biggest celebrities were formally introduced as the ambassadors for the brand with Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Julie Anne San Jose headlining the roster of these star influencers. All in all, Vivo Philippines launched 25 local brand endorsers: Maymay Entrata, BOYBANDPH, Kisses Delavin, Chienna Filomeno, Darren Espanto, Tony Labrusca, Inigo Pascual, Ashley Rivera, Barbie Forteza, Maris Racal, Kira Balinger, Loisa Andalio, Paul Salas, KZ Tandingan, Andrea Brillantes, TJ Monterde, Sassa Dagdag, McCoy, De Leon, Sue Ramirez, Verniece Enciso, Joyce Pring, and Jason Dy.

Vivo also served as co-presenter of the 2018 Mega Fashion Week Spring Summer with their brand influencers Kathryn Bernardo and Kisses Delavin headlining the stylish event.

In order to reach out to more of the younger populace, Vivo mall and school tours were also in abundance with 59 mall tours nationwide featuring the Vivo brand influencers and 19 school tours in various colleges and universities in and out of Manila featuring the best bands and music artists.

Vivo helps, heals, and cares

In December 2017, Vivo launched a touching tribute video for the freedom fighters of Marawi which garnered a total of 2.2 million views on the official Vivo Philippines Facebook page and 91,000 interactions. To follow through with their gratitude for the selfless heroism of the soldiers, Vivo paid tribute by way of a pre-Christmas CSR activity at the AFP Hospital. Vivo Philippines volunteers and Vivo brand influencers dropped by to spend time with the wounded soldiers of Marawi to give moral support. The Vivo group offered simple tokens and a bit of entertainment to the delight of the soldiers and their families.