Frontrow: Hot Air Balloon Festival 2019

Experience Fun From Ground Up! That is what Front Row’s Hot Air Balloon Festival offers. This year is at Clark Global City, Clark Freeport Zone, Malabalacat Pampanga  on April 12-14, 2019. Co -presented by SM City Clark and powered by PULSE. Tickets will be available On site, Clark Global City Development Corp Office, Key Distributors and SM. Ticket prices would cost PHP 350 per person/ per day (General Admission), Children 3 feet below Free of charge and Tethered Balloon ride PHP 500 (sign a waiver of responsibility).

Gates open at 5AM. For the Tethered Balloon Flight Schedule:              Morning flight: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM                                                                             Afternoon flight: 5PM – 6:30 PM

12 Participating countries such as Philippines, Korea, United States of America, Belgium, Malaysia, Netherlands, France, Thailand, Brazil, Vietnam and India. 20 balloons in total (15 regular shape and 5 special shape).

A 3-day fun filled festivity filled with thousand of spectators, great food, breathtaking view and entertainment. Performers on the following days:

  1. Friday (April 12, 2019) – Slapshock, Manila Under Fire, Even, Woopis, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard                                                                                                 TIME: 5-10 PM
  2. Saturday (April 13, 2019) – Kamikazee, Dr. Flavor, Hazel Skin, Tibuan          TIME starts at  5PM (Kamikazee performs at 8PM)
  3. Sunday (April 14, 2019)- Cast Away by SM City Clark, Ely Buendia, Unique Salonga and Hale                                                                                                              TIME: Gates open at 5PM

Jodi Sta. Maria is the newest face of Ever Bilena

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading color cosmetics retail company, is happy to welcome top actress and mother Jodi Sta. Maria to its ever-growing family. Simple, beautiful and an optimist, Jodi is, undoubtedly, the ideal Ever Bilena woman.

Meet @everbilenaofficial latest endorser! @jodistamaria – her go to makeup are Eye brow pencil, cheek tints and lipsticks. She loves shades of RED and NUDE. I really follow her insta because I think she’s a good role model and I love her travels. She loves to visit Africa and wants to see more of Europe. She shared that to travel light, pack your essentials, travel with a medicine kit and know certain vaccine requirements per country. Not only she is an actress/mom/ BS Psychology student, she is also a detox acupuncturist specialist – she did a talk in my school too! #JodiForEverBilena

For this new and enviable role, Jodi will embody the classic Ever Bilena woman whose beauty cut across generations, seasonal trends and styles. Aside from appearing in the brand’s latest digital campaign, Jodi’s role as brand ambassador is to enjoin Filipinas to embrace their innate beauty and go back to the timeless basics as far as makeup is concerned.

“We are very pleased to have Jodi with us as she represents a strong and empowered woman who takes on different roles with poise and grace,” shares Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy.  “She is truly an inspiration for today’s modern woman and a perfect fit to Ever Bilena which is proudly a local brand that caters to the different lifestyles of every Filipina.”

Jodi started her showbiz career doing supporting roles in popular youth-oriented TV shows Gimik and FLAMES. Her breakout role, however, was the tomboyish Georgina in the very successful teen drama series Tabing Ilog which ran for four years. After playing teen roles, she transitioned to star in daytime show Please Be Careful with my Heart and other numerous critically acclaimed projects like Chassis and Aparisyon which earned her Best Actress nominations in Gawad Urian, and an International Emmy nomination for her role as Amor Powers in Pangako Sa’yo 

But her list of achievements does not end there. In 2017, the actress pursued a Psychology course at Southville International School. She finished with top honors with a 3.8 GPA in her previous semester.

While she is passionate about acting and pursuing medical school, she notes that her most fulfilling role was becoming a mother to Thirdy Lacson. In her recent Instagram post she said: “Ultimately, it’s the role of being a mother and being active in our children’s lives to shape, mentor, and inspire them that matters most.”

From being a doting mother to a critically acclaimed actress, and a top Psychology student, Jodi not only gives her best in every role given to her, she also makes sure to always look good.

“Makeup is a great way to boost one’s confidence,” shares Jodi. “But for me, it should only highlight your natural beauty and not overpower it.” As such, she opts for products that are classic and understated like Ever Bilena’s Matte Lipstick in Glam Red, EB Lip and Cheek Stain in Toast of New York, EB Dip Liner, and the All Day Liquid Foundation.

A woman of beauty and grace, Jodi is grateful to have another blessing come her way. “I’m very happy and thankful to be the newest face of Ever Bilena. I hope through this endorsement, I’m able to inspire others to be the best version of themselves.”

To learn more about Ever Bilena, visit http://www.everbilena.com.ph,

 

Oishi Snacktacular 2019

It’s that time of year again for the Oishi Snacktacular, this is my first time actually attending but I’ve always been fascinated to try the Human Claw or known as the “Snack Catcher”. I’ve seen it once in Trinoma few years back but I haven’t tried it because of the long lines that time. This year, it finally happened that I get to try the Snack Catcher and it was so fun! Tip when trying the snack catcher, stretch if you can before getting in and just relax – it’s safe. As you they put you down in a mosh pit of snacks have your arms stretch and bring everything in the middle. For the legs, once in the mosh pit, closed the legs and try to basket the snacks. It’s like in a SHRIMP position. Go as deep as you can before they lift you up. To try the snack catcher would cost P200.

Alex Gonzaga performing Chambe chambe
Jericho Arceo at the Snack Catcher

Main event for this year’s Snacktacular is at SM Clark, Pampanga. If I’m not mistaken same venue as last year, correct me if I got that mixed up. It runs from April 5-7, 2019. They have other attractions like the “Snack shack”, this is where you grab any Oishi snack that you want in a minute. You get to choose a snack pack, they have the OG Oishi snacks and a limited editions customize snack pack. I went for the limited edition designs. In less than 1 minute I was able to fill the bag because I focus more on the popcorn and pillows haha. To play snack shack it would cost P295 – it’s worth it because you get to bring home bunch of snacks.

With @ruthilicious
with @ruthilicious and @karlaraoundtheworld

The “Fish for snacks” booth I am not quite familiar or maybe it’s a new attraction for this year? Basically it’s an installation that you get to play using a net, as much as possible you get to fish or snatch as much chips as you can in a minute and you get to do it with 3 friends. The snacks in the mosh pits are the seafood flavored snacks hence the name of the installation. I’ve seen the Kirei, Fishda and prawn crackers etc. P180 person in order to play the game.

Speaking of Oishi snacks, it was also my first time seeing new snacks or I’m not aware about  like PIPE BITES (Churros), Zoodles (noodle snacks) and Crunchy Karl’s corn snack. Is it me or just now I’ve seen Panchos (tortilla chips). Even the Grab Nuts, too. Wished I knew I had healthy options besides popcorn because it’s rich in fiber. I feel there’s more that I haven’t made myself acquainted with. Are there more snacks that I should know, just feel free to comment haha.

They also have a refreshment area called the ” O CHILL” with Oishi drinks ofcourse for just P40 per drink. They have Smart C lemon squeeze + Yakult, Mais con oaties and Hi Coffee latted + coffee jelly. Basically to try everything would cost P715 in total for one person to try all the attractions with 1 drink.

Overall it’s a fun event and get to bring lots snacks home and share it with the fam. If you get the chance, do it!  Can’t wait for next year!

Back at QC, off to next event!

 

#ALOHAgain! to the #AmazingAlohaYumBurger

It’s back! one of my favorite jollibee staples, THE JOLLIBEE ALOHA YUMBURGER. It’s successful launch last time has definitely won the people’s heart. Affordable and you could chose from a single and double patty option. 

After much demand and hype over one of the leading quick service restaurant’s most unique menu offerings, Jollibee brings back the irresistibly delicious, truly Amazing Aloha Yumburger for all Filipinos to enjoy.

Diners can now say ‘Aloha’ to the sweet, savory, pineapple-beefy and langhap-sarap flavor explosion from their favorite Amazing Aloha Yumburger. Its fresh lettuce, crispy bacon, signature sweet and juicy pineapple ring, cheese, trademark 100% beef patty, and specially blended honey mustard dressing all come together so seamlessly that treating yourself to one will leave you craving for that juicy, well-balanced indulgence all over again.

It’s no surprise that the Amazing Aloha Yumburger remains to be one of Jollibee’s most successful limited time offers, since the first time it debuted in 1996, re-launched in 2013—the year the legendary Anthony Bourdain hailed it as a “very tasty burger”, and made seasonal menu appearances again in 2014 and 2017. With the well-loved sweet-savory burger back in the market this 2018, fans can instantly solve their Amazing Aloha Yumburger cravings while customers who have yet to try it can treat themselves to a one-of-a-kind multi-layer burger experience.

“The Amazing Aloha Yumburger represents that sweet-savory combination that appeals to the Filipino palate,” Jollibee AVP and Group Category Head for Flagships Cathleen Capati said. “This combination is not commonly found in other burgers or snack offerings which is why those who have tried the Amazing Aloha Yumburger in the past are left with fond memories and a desire for that burst of flavors. Every bite brings a flavorful taste from its diverse ingredients. We are happy to offer this in our menu once again, and we highly encourage everyone—including those who have not tried it yet—to check it out and experience the ‘Aloha’ moment themselves, as soon as they can as it is available for a limited time only.”

The ‘Pineapple-Beefy, Langhap-Sarap’ Amazing Aloha Yumburger is back in all Jollibee stores nationwide for only PHP 85.00 (single patty – solo) and PHP 115.00 (double patty – solo) starting September 3, 2018. For more information on Jollibee’s latest product offerings, news, and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Unlimited PRIME RIBS for a CAUSE #1800PRIME

Hello meat lovers! This is heaven for you guys, unlimited prime ribs and you’re doing this for a great cause. For this special 1-day offer brought to you by DISCOVERY SUITES MANILA, 25 ADB Avenue ORTIGAS CENTER PASIG CITY for P1800, you get to enjoy unlimited prime ribs and sides. What goes best with red meat is wine plus a great view at the 22nd floor, 22 PRIME. 

The unlimited prime ribs will be served according to your preference (medium or well done). The prime ribs are best dipped in their signature sauces: 22 prime steak sauce, mushroom demi glacer, pommery mustard, truffle sauce (fave!), three peppercorn sauce and horseradish cream sauce. It will be served in a buffet setup, you have your salad bar and the shrimp soup is the best appetizer! and sides like, Short rib fried rice, truffle pasta (fave!), mushroom ragout and buttered poach broccoli and asparagus. Watch out for their dessert portion! served with lots of chocolate goodness 🙂 

 

Portion of the proceeds will be going to a selected Aeta community at Capas, Tarlac. This would provide the community clean, potable water, through a water infiltration system. This project is in partnership with WAVES OF WATER PHILIPPINES, a non-profit, non-government organization, and made possible by Alternative Food Corporation and Don Revy Philippines.

 

It is highly recommended that you call and book your slot(s) prior. This event would accommodate for LUNCH and DINNER. You could call 791-6822 or visit https://www.discoverysuites.com/1-800-prime/

This Rainy Season, Start Fresh with Seattle’s Best Coffee

A great take on coffee + art together can turn out to be great and fun! Who doesn’t love coffee and art.

Anina Rubio creates stellar art pieces, you can see her work around BGC. Her style is modern and fresh just like SBC. She demonstrated her latest art project which is the  highlight of SBC Highstreet’s glass window.  Giving it a fresh take  and her personal touch because she loves her coffee in the morning. 

“I’m very much inspired by nature. You can see it in 98 percent of my artworks. This mural is very personal because I start my day with a shot of espresso or an Iced Americano, and I also have a backyard full of plants, which is a similar setting to what you have here at SBC BGC,” – Anina Rubio

Along with that the series of workshops lined up – The SBC Perkspective, a series of quarterly pocket events that will offer talks, workshops, and informal meet-ups aimed at giving a fresh perspective on how we create and view art, music, photography and other creative processes.

Inspired by Anina’s  work, the handy SBC tumblers were so fun to decorate and personalize according to your personality. I had a small contribution on the mural just the details on the leaves, I think mine looked like chicken feet hehehe

SBC is known for serving FRESH anytime! I personally know this because while I was reviewing for my board exam way back at  SBC – Tomas Morato, there were open till 4am (on selected days) so when I fell to pull an all nighter SBC was my go to- fresh meals, drinks and coffee. Till now my SBC meals and coffee never fails to be always fresh.

Touch of Pinay #PambansangGShock

Last January, GShock announced “DESIGN THE PAMBANSANG GSHOCK” Contest. Out of 1200 entries nationwide it has run down to 9 hopefuls and DYLAN DYLANCO, a WOMAN emerge as the winner from the bunch. Talk about GIRL POWER .The first Philippine GShock design is by a woman y’all. The winning design is called “THE HABI”

Winner: Dylan Dylanco

The design has that outstanding Filipino touch, the red color standouts and the intricate designs represents our traditional tapestry weaves and has the 7107 islands written on it. According to Dylan, her inspiration from the enclaves of the northern Ifugaos to the southern tribes of the Moros, where the use of ethnic patterns is seen as a symbol of bravery. Elaborate tattoos, voluntary cicatrices (scarification), and intricate traditional weaves alluded to the wearer’s toughness, courage, and status in ancestral warrior society.

Dylanco used the indigenous, symmetrical weaves in bright, bold, and contrasting colors fused together with elements of the Philippine flag – three stars and the sun – to arrive at her winning entry.

Ghock is known for their quality watches that fits with the active lifestyle and embracing true tough self. The winning design embodies the real tough FILIPINO. 

The watch itself,  having the classic specs of GSHock which is the  10-meter free-fall endurance, 10-year battery life, and forged to withstand mechanical shock and vibration of sports, military, and high impact outdoor activities. This particular model has a  20-bar water resistance.

“THE HABI” will be available in all G-Shock stores starting July 5, It is limited edition and 200 units will only be available for  P 9, 995. So get yours and strut that Filipino Pride!

 

 

 

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.

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.