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_

Food Panda: #YourFoodDeliveryApp for the Season

 

The best kind of days is just being a -HOMEBUDDY. Especially bedweather days – you just want to wrap in your warm blanket and rest in the comfort of your home after the stressful metro manila commute & a day from work.

Home cooked meals are still closest to our hearts & tummies but sometimes we tend to look for something MORE! In Manila, time is always limited, food preps need an ample amount of time.

Speaking of limited time, if we have to bring food to a gathering and you just have no time – you can deliver to that certain location via FOOD PANDA too!

Good thing there is the FOOD PANDA app!

How to use this innovative food delivery app?
•Download the app – available in App store & Play Store www.foodpanda.ph
•Register with your personal information

Once that’s done,
1. Enter your LOCATION


•It can be your location or the location to be delivered
2. Choose a Restaurant with the options given

•The app has 1000+ partners / restaurants to choose from
•The app is Manila and Cebu base
3. Click the MENU
4. Tap and ADD to basket


•You may choose 5 or more, most restaurants charge P59 for delivery charge
5. Once your done, click CHECK OUT


6. Note your DELIVERY ADDRESS


7. Payment method


* depending on the restaurant
* Options: Cash on delivery or online payment
8. CONFIRMATION


•Click PLACE ORDER and waitfor your order
* Make sure you got all your information right.
* The app has a default waiting time 60 minutes after the restaurant has confirmed receipt
* Any concerns, talk to a customer representative via LIVE CHAT FUNCTION both in app and desktop site.

My Tarot Reading for 2017: Third Eye Wellness

Before turning 24, I feel this year is the turning point of my career where I think I have to actually get my life together but I still feel lost. I have lots of questions and sometimes we need a guide. I always wanted to get a TAROT reading – from last year’s mandala event I got a reading there are a lot of things going on. I am not 100% into it but its just a guide, nothing is wring and YOU are still the captain of your own ship to navigate.

Madam Neetu upon meeting her she has this calm aura but I felt nervous because I don’t know what she may see in may fate. I’ll be sharing tidbits of my reading because some are personal.

She starts off my, giving you a shakra (place it near your heart). She then, gets your full name and birthday. For me I was born June 17 – Planet Saturn, a karmic planet. Like If I do something, something happens. She advices I donate BLACK every saturday.

When it comes to the reading part, you can start of by GENERAL or SPECIFIC.I started with general, I have to shuffle the cards and then laid down the deck of cards and she said to pick 13 cards using your LEFT HAND. The left hand is associated with the right hemisphere of the brain (I can’t recall the actual ration why LEFT HAND). So I picked up 13 cards. She read for the coming 6 months will be GOOD, she said one of the best she’s seen. That’s when I started to calm down. She read I am privilege (looking at my mom – I am grateful to my parents), I am into luxury items and she tells me to TRAVEL a lot this year.

Going to the specifics, so I have to shuffle the cards, place them into decks, puts them down and pick using my LEFT hand.

My reading according to Ma’am Neetu – I’m just gonna give GENERAL okay? I don’t want to jinx it. Hope you guys would understand

CAREER: I have to WAIT. (This is the most general I can say). Good opportunities local and abroad – my choice. She emphasized to TRAVEL.

BLOG: Continue and more projects! Yay!

LOVELIFE: I don’t want to give all details but I have to be the woman I need to be (sorry the most CLICHE I could say) , I have to show that I am AVAILABLE, getover the PAST and then (In God’s will, me saying this), that PROTECTIVE someone will come. 

At the end guys, I am still the one who is going to decide on my faith. So far its been a month, I got a lot of projects lately and hoping for the CLARITY Madam Neetu said. 

If you plan to have a session with the gorgeous Madam Neetu, you have to settle an appointment FIRST. Contact att: (02) 808.2984 / 0917.636.2800 

They are located at 600A, 6/Fl, 20th Drive Corporate Center, 20th Drive, Mckinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio. They can be located using WAZE and using the grab car app Third eye wellness also has a cafe, they offer massages and healing as well. 

Nailaholics’: Winning London! (5D/4N for 2) + travel tips about my visit

London Calling! Visiting the historic Big Ben, Kensington Palace, State of the art Churches, Tower bridge, the gush of the undeground, wax figures at Madame Taussauds, buying good deals at Tesco and luxury window shopping at Harrods – a tick on my bucketlist at the age of 15. I can’t recall if we rode a double decker tho. It was easter of 2009 when my family and I had the opportunity to visit across the pond from our 8 hour trip coming from Muscat, Oman. My recall(-ing) may not be that vague anymore but seemingly it was a eye- opening cultural experience to see that side of Europe.

At the strike of 5PM some malls close and the pubs stat to open at 6PM. At 7PM, still daylight and it feels like 3 or 4 in the afternoon. I’ve got some trivia about London by watching Mary-Kate and Ashley “London Calling” like the bathroom is called a “loo”, then I remembered asking a friend where’s the comfort room (very pinoy of me) they ain’t familiar, next time kasi washroom kasi HAHA. The question came back to me why pinoys call it “Comfort room”, I said I don’t know either. Speaking of washroom, apparently there are some washrooms that have condoms available at the dispenser – I can’t recall that well (maybe not all). Yes, they are liberated.

Brits are always on the go and strict on time. At the airport all of them were rushing against each other at the immigration. I learned staring is rude and its just mind your own business. They strictly follow the scehdule of the buses. Taking the bus, you just have to follow a certain number to get to your destination. You’ll see a lot of older people still active and strolling with their trolley.

Its the churches and museums that gave me an awe! Wishing I could go back to explore since I’ve aged and appreciate the #wanderlust life. Maybe visit Harry Potter!

That’s why I want my readers to experience the same experience I had, and by joining Nailaholics mechanics this can be your chance!

By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two”

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nailaholic

GEM Soars High This July with Top-Notch Entertainment

PHILIPPINES (July 4, 2017) – This July, GEM brings an entertaining line-up of shows, headed by the marital comedy My Loser Husband premiering Same Time as Japan. Also  showing this month are the Chinese epic drama Adventurous Journey, Korean variety show Idol Heart Attack, and the fifth season of the award-winning Japanese variety show The Quest.

My Loser Husband

A picture-perfect couple hides an embarrassing secret – this ideal husband is not a good office worker! Despite having a good education, Tsukasa Kobayashi (Ryo Nishikido)  still manages to fumble his way through the workplace. He tries keeping the situation from his wife Sayaka (Mayu Matsuoka) who believes him to be a star in the office. Having too much pressure to deal with, he wants to quit his job. However, the couple finds out that they will soon have a new addition to their family! With a new determination and the support of his wife, watch this loving pair navigate the messy corporate jungle together!

My Loser Husband premieres on 8 July, every Saturday at 9pm, Same Time as Japan.

Adventurous Journey

The Emperor sends his loyal subject, Bai Ze (Leo Wu) on a mission to search for the mystical stars that will help restore peace and stability in their kingdom. Along the way, Bai Ze meets four teenagers – a troublemaker, a chef, a mysterious girl, and a princess – who join him in his journey. Will they be able to find what they are looking for and complete their quest?

Adventurous Journey premieres on 7 July, every Monday to Friday at 8pm.

Idol Heart Attack

Get up close and personal with your favorite K-pop group! Catch them at their personal best as they take on the challenge of completing various missions to delight their fans.

Every week features some of K-pop’s hottest musical group artists, which include BTOB, Lovelyz, MONSTA X, B.A.P., B1A4, VIXX, and more!

Idol Heart Attack premieres on 22 July, every Saturday at 10:40pm.

The Quest Season 5

 

Whether it is on land, at sea, or in the air, the Earth is filled with mysteries and adventures waiting to be discovered.

In the new season of The Quest, our hilarious hosts travel once again to different parts of the world in search of answers to every mystery they encounter. Their antics and nail-biting stunts are bound to leave you hanging at the edge of your seats!

The Quest Season 5 premieres on 7 July, every Friday at 10:10pm.

GEM is available on SKYCable Channel 116 in Metro Manila

and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio.

IFLIX PREMIERES THE BRIDE OF HABAEK, EXPRESS FROM KOREA

“Bride of the Water God [Habaek] will be better than Goblin” – DramaFever.com 

MANILA, July 7, 2017 –– iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, is thrilled to announce it has secured a highly anticipated K-drama, The Bride of Habaek for iflix members in the Philippines. Started yesterday, July 6, new episodes will be available weekly every Thursday and Friday on iflix, within 24 hours of their television broadcast in Korea. 
 
The Bride of Habaek is a South Korean television drama spin-off of the widely popular 2006 comic book series, Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi-kyung. Directed by Kim Byung Soo and starring Korean heartthrobs Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Sae-Kyeong, Gong Myung and Krystal, the fantasy drama follows an unlikely romance between a human and a supernatural water god. Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) descends down to Earth to meet his human bride, So-Ah (Shin Sae Kyeong) – a neuropsychiatrist who sacrifices herself as a bride for the sake of her village. Set in modern Seoul, the highly anticipated K-drama reimagines fantasy elements from the original manhwa. 
 
The Bride of Habaek joins iflix’s extensive library of popular and highly-acclaimed Korean drama, including Secret GardenGoblinThe Legend of the Blue SeaScent of a WomanPrincess HoursPrince Hours and many more, making iflix the premiere destination for the best of Korean entertainment.
 
Sherwin Dela Cruz, Country Manager of iflix Philippines commented: “We are very excited to make Korea’s latest and most highly anticipated television drama, The Bride of Habaek available to our members in the Philippines, as the first K-drama fast tracked from South Korea! Now, K-drama fans can stay up to date with the latest K-drama craze, with new episodes uploaded on iflix weekly, just 24-hours after their television broadcast. We are committed to continue to bring only the best and most highly anticipated shows for our subscribers.” 
 

With more than 5 million members and 5 billion minutes streamed since launch, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Now available to over one billion consumers across 18 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, iflix recently announced the establishment of iflix Africa, to make its world-class service available in Sub-Saharan Africa. Offering consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com, or download the app from the Google Play or Apple App Store to register.

Cycle and Rehydrate with G-Active Electrolyte Water Drink

GATORADE launches its water based electrolyte drink in LIME LEMON (personal fave), ORANGE AND BERRY! and introducing their #GACTIVEFITCREW spearheaded by fitspirations like Isabelle Daza, with his unbeliveable weight loss, Raymond Gutierrez and the dance trooper,  Yassi Pressman.

Followed by The G-Active Fit Crew Nikki Torres founder of NT Sweat, TV and Movie Actress Aubrey Miles, Philippines’ Next Top Model host Maggie Wilson, Flyweight PH boxing instructor Vince Velasco, Arnold’s Army founder Arnold Aninion, G-Active Brand ambassadors Belle Daza and Raymond Gutierrez, Ida Paras of Ride Revolution, and DJ Patty Tiu, Hosted by Joyce Pring

 Daza, is also co-owner and instructor at the spinning class studio Ride Revolution, is definitely not new to the fitness scene. For this bubbly beauty, fitness is a passion she pursues with gusto. She shared, “I have personally seen how committing to physical fitness can transform lives for the better and I want more people to experience that amazing feeling. I am very excited to team up with G Active to get more people moving and pursuing a more physically active lifestyle.”

Gutierrez has recently made headlines for his inspiring weight loss and journey towards a healthier body. “This whole process really changed my life and aside from enjoying the physical benefits, what really makes me happy is seeing how my journey has inspired other people,” he said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to motivate and hopefully, educate, more people though G Active.” and he said “0 sugar!, sign me up”

 Meanwhile, Pressman, like most actresses her age, makes sure to commit to regular exercise and healthy food choices to stay in top shape. The Filipina-British actress’ first love—dancing—also helps keep her fit despite her hectic schedule. “There’s no shortcut to a healthy body. You really have to eat right and exercise,” she said. “What I really like about G Active is that it fits right into my active lifestyle. I’m definitely proud to be part of this amazing team.”

Admit it, we all follow them on Instagram, they all belong to an IT CREW, check their IG stories and wished we had the same determination and discipline. Something that should definitely look up to.

The event gave me the opportunity to meet Isabelle Daza, I do check her instagram stories because she is very insightful and informative. My mom really likes her too! plus she’s morena and pinay. Upon checking her Instagram there was one entry she was trying to talk with bunch of girls but apparently they just wanted a picture. I approached her and introduced myself and I kinda blanked after that. She’s so kind, I even asked her a short shoutout on my IG story – Thanks Belle! Doing cycling behind you made me feel like a POTATO and the other fit girls around me. Thank God I do RPM and Cycling in the gym (Hindi magpapahuli si teddy bear haha). I love RPM/CYCLING for years I’ve considered it a good workout not cardio but also upper body strength, core, speed and cardio. You can burn 600-800 calories. 

Anyways remembering  the good old nursing days, we would always recommend GATORADE as part of our health teaching for REHYDRATION because it contains electrolytes plus its affordable for patients especially in the public hospital. Back in the day the Colored energy drinks were more available, we mostly encouraged the light colored ones especially for dengue patients because it might be mistaken as blood in the stool( “feces”/”poop”). Generally Gatorade was highly endorsed Nurses. 

Now maybe student-nurses/ millenials can endorse the G ACTIVE with no hesitation because it can cater to all since its water base and had electrolytes and still affordable – at 7/11 it cost like P24. And ofcourse best to rehydrate after workout or any intense activities which you generally sweat since our body also sheds off electrolytes to replace the electrolytes loss. The taste is more subtle compared to the energy drinks, If you may ask. IT HAS 0 SUGAR, Per serving 200 ml (1 bottle is 500 ML) 2 kcal, 0 fat, 0 trans and saturated fat, 0 cholesterol, 0 carbs, 86 Sodium (Where water goes, sodium follows), 28 potassium, 12 Niacin (Vit B3) and 0.4 Vit B6. 

 

BEAUTYMNL Beauty Haul x Krishgeek

‘Finally a beauty destination for you” – a package greeting everytime you receive a fresh crisp sealed bag right in front of your doorstep. Before teaming up with BeautyMNL I have personally shopped for a contour kit and it got delivered in less than 3 days  in perfect condition. What I love about BeautyMNL it is a one stop shop of everything beauty related. I love how most of the products are affordable and  budge- friendly! Also the promotion of innovative local beauty products and availability of some international brands as well like INNIS FREE and more! Also how flexible the options on the terms of payment – from Credit card, to bank deposit and cash payment upon delivery. Instructions are easy and the site is manageable.

Lately I barely use makeup because I sweat easily especially during summer and maybe sometimes I admit “katamaran”. Since Alicia Keys started to promote NO MAKE UP and natural beauty I got inspired too, but I admit I don’t have the best bare skin around. In all fainess I managed to still pull off that college student vibe.

So this beauty haul I got is entirely dedicated to skin care

  1. Acne Pimple Master Patch (24 patches)

This product is so effective! You start first by cleansing the zit/pimple then choose a suitable size of patch and let it stay while I did mine while I was sleeping and the next day poof! The patch absorb the pus and oil.

  • I got this on a special promo that came with a FREE voucher from ORIGINS andSKIN GENIE LIP & CHEEK TINT in tulip red. Another thing in BeautyMNL you can find great deals, packages and discounts time to time!
  1. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner and Soap

The rave about the benefits of Apple cider vinegar is beyond amazing ! When I saw SKIN GENIE and all their APPLE CIDER VINEGAR PRODUCTS, no hesitation, instant click and MUST HAVE! We know the tons of benefits of apple cider vinegar when it comes to health (My mom would drink teaspoons in a day because it serves as detox and decreases appetite – we are talking about the legit ACV)

What I like of SKIN GENIE on their apple cider vinegar , It doesn’t smell like APPLE CIDER VINEGAR and it comes in affordable prices.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TONER  with vodka and witch hazel comes in a spray bottle (100 ml) – after cleasning, spray on a cotton pad and then apply on your face. It contains minerals and potassium that help regenerate the skin helping in PH balance and removes dead cells plus excess oil.

The SOAP on the other hand contains antibacterial properties to help prevent acne and skin infections – Good for all ages. I saw a review about it, that it helps get rid of BACKNE which is my main concern now. Can’t wait to see more of the results in the coming days so far I get less backne nowadays

TIPID TIP: Slice into pieces in order to conserve the soap. In applying damp skin and massagr a light foaming lather for 1-2 mins to get the maximum whitening effect then rinse.

  1. NATURAL BLEACHING MIST (Face & Body)

Another SKIN GENIE innovation ! Natural bleaching mist which helps lightens complexion and claims to clear blemishes. You use it by spritzing over face and body after shower.  Plus it is a good moisturizer and mood booster.I struggle with so  called beauty marks and scars all over  my face and body – can’t wait to see the difference in the coming weeks. It has no bleach in the ingredients but it contains ALKALINE WATER, CALAMANSI EXTRACT,RIND OIL, ACV, Coconut cider vinegar, pink grapefruit extract  (the scent in a very good acid way that smells good), MINT, ALPHA HYDROXY ACID, FULVIC ACID, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM BICARB & BENZOATE

  1. FLAUNT THY LASHES

I have “umbok” eyelashes, It got trimmed when I was young and it never grew any longer. I get really jealous with people with natural long and thick eyelashes. Apparently FTL contains castor oil which helps hair grow longer and I love how good it smells. Just apply to lashes ad eyebrow twice a day. Leave it overnight/whole day.While applying you get this tingly minty feeling.

  1. OLAY CLEAN MOISTURE WITH COCONUT MILK

Since I got back from HK, whenever I travel my skin always gets dry now I am back time for my skin to recoup and I really love Olay body washes ever since, it makes my skin soft, refreshing, long-lasting and gives me that confidence for the entire day.

 

Saan aabot ang P1000 mo sa Tutuban Center?

Tutuban Center has the reputation of having the most affordable finds that’s why people continue patronize and bargain what they are looking for.

Years have past, Tutuban Center has developed and modernize despite that Pinoys still continue to patronize the tiangge because it is AFFORDABLE and CHEAP.

Since it’s back to school season plus the abnormal bedweather you can still shop and find great deals at Tutuban Mall with P1000. 

With P1000, I have to use my money wisely and within the budget so I decided to shop at the Tiangge for experience and put into the test my tawad skills (I’ll be giving recos). At the commercial area of the mall there are affordable finds to see also and boutiques to shop for but with the P1000 budget I personally feel I would get great deals at the Tiangge and it has been awhile since I did some shopping at the Tiangge – specific area THE PRIME BLOCK where the tiangge is loacted. The ground floor most of clothes, shoes, other fashion items and miscellaneous. The second floor – gowns, plants, toy stores and some boutiques same as ground floor.

First, in my mind and criteria in the list I have to shop for  “OOTD” ofcourse – a place I would recommend is called MURA DITO (far end of the tiangge but can be easily spotted), the name definitely catch my eye. Usually some fashion boutiques may have the basic and some maybe tacky but MURA DITO EXCEEDED my expectations on SERIOUS LEVELS. The clothes and fashion finds are all up to date and all in trend and the items are unlike other fashion boutiques in the tiangge were they have similar pieces. Mura Dito have pieces that are unusual but in trend. They have fashion pieces that they are the only ones who  this specific design trend. – AFFORD PA! 

I planned to get a denim jacket (for my recent HK trip) because it is trendy this summer but I was able to try this PINK DENIM jacket that suited me more than the classic acid wash denim color. For P350, I was a ble to bargain for it for P300 – such a good deal. The fabric is fit for the hot Asian weather and the fabric is LIGHT.  I would definitely come back to shop for more!

Next was shopping for SCHOOL SUPPLIES and GREAT DEALS – Definitely I would recommend just at the front of MURA DITO called ORIG NA MURA. Total of P600, I was able to find school supplies and great deals such as P20.00 Falsies set and a Insect spray that is MASSIVE for P110.00

AT Orig na mura, you have to leave your stuff but bring your valuables.  For back-to-school supplies (more of art supplies) I got for myself and my sisters I got like the sets of pens and paints at the cost of P100+ (Won’t go over P200+ like in other commercial bookstores). The paint brushes are like P6-P14 (depending on the size) and a correction tape that cost like P50. Plus I found a set of HAPPY BIRTHDAY letter candles for P50ish since its my birthday month!

Last on the list, I should get an item for rainy season, I needed to have slippers in my bag since work is working distance from home and don’t want to get my footwear puddled in mud. So I was able to find this slipper (crocs style ish with elevation) from a store in the NU-9 area (not for sure of the location but the owner of the spot manages also sells party supplies, super afford! the number balloons(medium size) are about P24 each compared to commercial stores that they sell for P60. 

There are a lots of boutiques in the tiangge worth going for and worth your money! For the fashionaistas they have everything from clothes, shoes and accessories you just need a budget and LOADS OF PATIENCE!

Things that 20 Something (-ish) Should Invest On #WisdomWednesday

 #WisdomWednesday

As I turn 24 years old this year, I’ve already mastered the art of PLAN A TO Z (hardly and striving). Seriously I suck at #adulting and I’ve had some realizations that I would really like to share to my readers. Plus, It would also be a constant reminder to myself that I would look back if I’ve barely made good decisions in my life, atleast I’m on track (That’s a first). If you guys are like me figuring things out – Don’t worry you’ll get there! It can be frustrating but that’s the thrill of life. DON’T FORCE IT and DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. 

Since I’ve started working, I realized the value of things and that you can do anything you want (Basta enjoy lang) – especially to me while I’m still single HAHA

Here are my tips (I’m no expert tho but I’ve tried to sort things out that 20 something should not deprived themselves for)

1. Travel & adventure

While young, whatever thing is on your bucketlist – DO IT. Iba kasi ang energy pag young. I mean there is no age limit to enjoy life but taking advantage of our youth is one thing. Be in this Live in the moment and YOLO

GRAB EVERY OPPORTUNITY!

2. Good quality camera / smartphone with HD Camera

Thanks to the Digital age, we can store memories in HD and  always capturing those IG worthy moments.

3. Intimate wear (underwear & bras)

This I learned from my mom, as you get older you realize that it important to have a good set underwear and bra. It makes you feel mature & let’s say polished – plus the comfort. (Knock on wood hopefully it doesn’t happen) Incase of emergency and you get rushed to the Emergency Room atleast you have a good pair under when they have to cut your clothes.

4. Insurance / Policy / Stocks 

If only I could bring back time I would have started during college like from a part of my allowance would go to a monthly/semi/quarterly deposit. If I started at 17 and at 25 years old I should have enough money to travel across the world with the money I saved.

It’s still never too late – I just started mine a year ago and with my spending, I’m glad I have something at the side #Security If you have the means to buy properties  WHY NOT – for as long kaya mo maintain (huwag maging magyabang pag hindi kaya)

Always have SAVINGS on the side incase of emergency.

Tip: Do extensive research with what policy / investment plan you want.

5. Further education/vocational courses

There is no limit to education – always learn and be BETTER. Get your masters and learn something you’ve always wanted which is out of your comfort zone!

6. Skin care

I do love makeup! But its not all the time makeup will save you. Mas maganda pag natural yung glow. Invest in products and treatments “hiyang” for you. If you feel going under the knife – nobody is stopping you. (As long legit & safe)

Presenting yourself physically is always first. The inside is the most important but the outside/ physical beauty comes first.

BEAUTY MUST HAVE: sunscreen & moisturizer

7. Health

This is regarding FITNESS, invest in a gym or outdoor activity. Invest in supplements you may need also and EAT anything you want for as long its balance plus you work out 3-4 a week. Plus your every 6 month visit to your dentist too!

Lately, I LOVE CYCLING AND RPM 

8. Basic

To look good and put together, the basics should be available in your wardrobe – important fashion staple that doesn’t go out of style.

Keep it SIMPLE, CLASSY & MINIMALIST

9. Good relationships & connections

It doesn’t have to be ROMANTIC all the time, for me its investing in genuine people who has proven their worth to you. Spend time with people who don’t bring you down whether it be family and friends. These are the people you’ll lean towards to when you are down. Be open to meeting new people from all walks of life – but always trust your gut.

IN LIFE, It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know.

10. CONCERTS / MUSICALS

It’s the most unexplained feeling – whenever I’m in a concert it brings this different joy and adrenaline.

DREAM DATE: CONCERT.

DREAM CONCERT: COACHELLA

11. A GOOD BAG (with HYGIENE KIT)

I’ve sorted out the kinds of bags I have: 

a. A minimalist backpack with lots of compartments – Good for school, work and travel plus you’ll be in style.

b. Luggage- especially for travel.

c. Casual Bag – I preferably use a medium size spacey bag with a sling since I always have a lot of things plus pairing the bag with a fashionable statement keychain piece.

d. Chain bag – Instead of bringing a clutch (sometimes I use clutch on various occasions) I prefer a black classy chain bag since I like bringing lots of stuff 

e. Gym bag

12. JOURNAL 

Proper time management and keep things up-to-date

13. A KILLER LIPPIE 

To add some pop of color to your face.

Lastly, THE BEST KIND OF INVESTMENT

14. Invest on yourself.

Take time to LOVE YOURSELF until you feel complete – Do what you need to do that would make you happy. 

Any more thoughts? Feel free to comment below

 

HOPE IN A SHIRT- FASHION WITH A CAUSE

While I was fitting the shirt, I couldn’t imagine that the fabric was made out from plastic bottles (11 bottles to be exact). The fabric is light & thin and the print is stylish ofcourse curated by Solenn Heausaff. Hope in a bottle’s advocacy is to help build classrooms around the Philippines – 37 classrooms and counting

This collaboration, a significantly designed shirt would cost PHP 2000 and it would be available in a pop up HOPE Vendo machine which would be announce by HOPE IN THE BOTTLE’s FB Page and Instagram – better hit the follow and like botton.

So the shirts come in 3 designs, One with a PINEAPPLE on the front and the other one is with a CHILD “BATA” and the word “PAG-ASA” meaning HOPE IN 2 versions. The sleeves have custom patches beautifully crafted and beaded. All Solenn’s beautiful sketches brought to life in these fashionable shirts.

Apparently 200 shirts will only be available then if you weren’t able to catch the vendo machine in areas near you. The shirts will also be available at ZALORA.

Intriguing on how the shirts are made but I can’t answer the technicality of it – Globis is the spearhead who is responsible in creating the fabric from bottles. This innovation is first in the Philippines and inspired from NEW YORK FASHION WEEK.

Everytime I wear this shirt it reminds me how this can help build classroom’s around the Philippines. We do have brothers and sisters especially in the remote areas who would dreamed a good education and have better life, Having a degree is definitely important, and the child are the future.

This is definitely FASHION WITH A CAUSE.