Why you should watch “The Idea of You” on Prime Video

Prepare to be swept away by the captivating tale of The Idea of You set to premiere on Prime Video on May 2. Based on the acclaimed contemporary love story of author Robinne Lee, the film follows the life of Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mother, whose world takes an unforeseen turn when she finds herself entangled in a whirlwind romance with Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.

Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and boasting a stellar cast led by Academy award-winning actress and producer Anne Hathaway and talented actor Nicholas Galitzine, together with Ella Rubin, Reid Scott, and Annie Mumolo, The Idea of You delves into the complexities of love, fame, and personal relationships. 

Producer Cathy Schulman shares, “It’s about two people who wouldn’t likely be together but who really like each other. And, hopefully, you’ll want to go on this journey with them as they navigate their way into having a relationship against all kinds of obstacles.”

As Solène and Hayes navigate their budding romance, audiences will be charmed by the dynamic performances of Hathaway and Galitzine, who breathe life into their characters with depth and authenticity. Rubin, Scott, and Mumolo further enrich the narrative, each bringing their unique talents to the screen.

Experience the Magic of August Moon

Led by the charismatic lead singer, Hayes Campbell (Galitzine), alongside Raymond Cham Jr., Jaiden Anthony, Viktor White, and Dakota Adan, August Moon boasts a lineup of talent that goes beyond the ordinary. These multi-talented actors were chosen not only for their acting prowess but also for their remarkable dancing skills, which play a significant role in the film’s electrifying performances.

Under the direction of renowned choreographer Dani Vitale and music supervisor Frankie Pine, the members of August Moon underwent intensive training to deliver captivating stage shows and perform original songs that add an exciting dimension to the film’s narrative. From the pulsating energy of Dance Before We Walk to the heartfelt lyrics of Closer, August Moon captivates audiences with their charisma and talent, creating unforgettable moments that resonate long after the credits roll.

Cham Jr., who portrays Oliver, one of the members of August Moon, looked back on the experience, “we were really hyped to get on stage and finally be able to perform.” His sentiment is echoed by his co-stars, who share in the excitement of bringing the iconic boy band to life on screen.

Setting the Stage

Production designer Amy Williams meticulously crafted the vibrant world of The Idea of You, from the pulsating energy of Coachella to the cozy intimacy of Solène’s home and art gallery. With careful attention to detail, Williams transformed each setting into a vivid and immersive backdrop that enhances the film’s narrative. Collaborating closely with costume designer Jacqueline Demeterio, Williams ensured that the visual aesthetic harmonizes seamlessly with the characters’ attire, enriching the cinematic experience.

From the sun-drenched landscapes of Los Angeles to the electrifying atmosphere of Coachella, Williams’ artistry transports audiences into a world where love knows no bounds. Through her meticulous attention to detail and creative vision, Williams elevates the film’s setting, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the heart of Solène and Hayes’ captivating romance.

The Idea Behind The Idea of You

Reflecting on the film’s themes, Hathaway shares, “we wanted to make a movie that would make audiences feel wonderful by telling a story about people who are a pleasure to know and are fun to watch together.”

Director Showalter adds, “it’s about something. I think, in our own small way, we’re commenting on how we, as a society, look at other people’s choices, and rush to judgment and want to have opinions about what other people choose to do with their relationships.”

Don’t miss the premiere of The Idea of You on May 2, exclusively on Prime Video. Subscribers can watch movies and series on hundreds of compatible devices from anywhere, at any time, and even download episodes for offline viewing at no extra cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for only PHP149 a month.

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Nicholas Galitzine’s upcoming role from Princely Charm to Heartthrob Status, Dominating Prime Video Screens

From his breakout roles in Prime Video originals like Red, White & Royal Blue and Bottoms to his latest upcoming performance in The Idea of You, Nicholas Galitzine continues to mesmerize audiences worldwide with his exceptional talent and presence.

In Red, White & Royal Blue, Galitzine’s portrayal of Prince Henry captivated viewers, offering a nuanced depiction of a charming yet conflicted royal. Adapted from the bestselling novel, the film delved into themes of love, identity, and acceptance against political intrigue and familial expectations, earning Galitzine critical acclaim and a dedicated fan following.

Transitioning into Bottoms, Galitzine delivered a standout performance as Eddie, a young man navigating the complexities of friendship, love, and self-discovery within London’s vibrant underground music scene. His authentic portrayal resonated deeply, capturing the essence of a generation in flux and offering a poignant exploration of youth culture and authenticity.

Now, Galitzine steps into the shoes of Hayes in The Idea of You, a captivating romantic drama poised to tug at audiences’ heartstrings worldwide. Portraying the 24-year-old lead singer of the planet’s hottest boy band, August Moon, Galitzine’s Hayes begins an unexpected romance with Solène, a 40-year-old single mom portrayed by Anne Hathaway. The film offers a poignant exploration of passion, sacrifice, and the transformative power of love, navigating the challenges of age, distance, and fame with courage and unwavering commitment.

Undoubtedly, Galitzine’s unique blend of charm, depth, and vulnerability continues to leave audiences spellbound as he graces screens with his magnetic presence on Prime Video titles.

The Idea of You streams exclusively on Prime Video beginning May 2. For those eager to see Galitzine’s other performances, his films are available on Prime Video. Subscribers can watch movies and series on hundreds of compatible devices from anywhere, anytime, and even download episodes for offline viewing at no extra cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for only PHP149 a month.

For more updates on Prime Video, follow it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. Stream anywhere, anytime at primevideo.com or download the Prime Video app on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft.

#TheIdeaOfYou #AugustMoon @AugustMoon@PrimeVideoPH

KIM SEON HO RETURNS TO MANILA & BRINGS IN A COLOR+FULL FANMEET TO HIS FILIPINO FANS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UFC MIXES

South Korean actor Kim Seon Ho will be coming to Manila, Philippines as part of his 2024 Asia fan meeting tour. The prominent actor is set to meet his Filipino fans on April 13, 2024 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.Get a chance to be part of Kim Seon Ho’s upcoming “Color+Full” in Manila fan meeting tour when you purchase any of the exclusive fan packages. All the attendees can take home an official poster, an exclusive merch pack, and a UFC gift pack. There are also a lot of fan benefitsto look forward to such as a Hi-Bye session, a group photo, special exclusive event poster,signed postcards, and signed poster.

Presented to you by UFC the fan packages for the fan meeting are now available for purchase at makeitlive.asia. All the tiers are seated and reserved seating with the following prices:

Kim Seon Ho began his career on stage and appeared in numerous plays such as “Sherlock Holmes,” “New Boeing Boeing,” “True West,” “Closer,” and “Voice of Millenium” before making his debut in the 2017 drama “Good Manager.” He started acting as a way to overcome his childhood trauma and enrolled in an acting academy during high school. Serious about his craft,he later pursued a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment at the Seoul Institute of the Arts.The actor later rose to prominence with his role in the 2020 hit television series “Start-Up.” His popularity only grew even more when he took on the lead role in the 2021 drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”, and in the noir film “The Childe.” He won awards such as Gallup Korea’s Actor Of The Year in 2021, and the New Actor Award at the 59th Grand Bell Awards and Buil FilmAwards.

Apart from starring in other dramas like “100 Days My Prince,” “Welcome to Waikiki 2,” and “Run On,” he also sold out shows for stage plays like “Ice,” and “Touching The Void.” However,his breakthrough performance that earned the hearts of many people is his appearance as part of the cast in the KBS2 reality show “2 Days & 1 Night.” This led him to be chosen as the face of many brands in South Korea and Southeast Asia. Many brands achieved record sales thanks to the actor and labeled this success as “The Kim Seon Ho Effect.”

The Philippines has always loved Kim Seon Ho’s good boy charms and his versatility as an actor. The best boy Kim Seon Ho is back to charm his way to your heart as UFC Mixes together with Fanconsea and MakeitLive brings Kim Seon Ho’s “Color+Full” Fan Meeting in Manila!

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ICYMI Manipopcon2023 recap: Mackenyu & Mela Lee solo panel, fun booths, activities, classic cinema movies experience and more!

It’s been a week, still at Manipopcon2023 high and I still couldn’t believe I saw Mackenyu upclose and I’ve been watching Miraculous lady bag with my sisters for the longest time, and we couldn’t  believe Tikki was voiced by Mela Lee!

So coming from Thailand to Manipopcon2023 was definitely worth it. Especially the geeks  and the cosplayers who were really dedicated since day 1.

Manipopcon2023 was held at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay. It run from November 17-19 2023. The 3-day event had fun activities, booths (I bought a lot of Kawaii stuff, mostly sailor moon haha) and you also get to be a film geek as well because of classic cinema movies such as Master class Ibong Adarna (1941), Giliw Ko (1939), Tisoy (1977), Captain Barbell (1973), Omeng Satanasia (1977), Sa Init ng Apoy (1980) and Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (1995).

They also had Silent Sanctuary’s Kahimanawari music video release and the super funny Mike Unson who always brings everyone laughing at their seats – The first time I watched him, my best friend was crying from laughter seriously. Manipopcon also had activities for aspiring designers too! My sibling was looking forward to this segment as a creative herself.

Here is the schedule (main stage) of the 3-day event:

Cast of Encantadia Chronicles: SANGGRE

I arrived at Day 2 (Nov 18), it started off with the grand launch of GMA’s Encantadia chronicles: SANGGRE starring Bianca Umali, Kelvin Miranda, Faith Da Silva and Angel Guardian. Those who attended were the first ones who got to see the teaser. This generation of SANGGRE I believe is a continuation from the 2016’s Encantadia. Bianca Umali who will be playing Terra plays the lost sanggre and will also be a superhero in the human world. I’m sure hardcore Encantadia fans will be staying tune 🙂

Next, was the most awaited Mackenyu’s solo panel, Mackenyu has gained international fame because of his role of Zoro from One Piece but he is already an established or known actor in Japan for those who don’t know yet. He has done several anime live action adaptations prior such Knights of the Zodiac, Rurouni Kenshin and others. His dad is Sonny Chiba, you might be familiar of his work, he was in Kill Bill and Fast & Furious “Tokyo Drift”.

Crowd sings Happy Birthday to Mackenyu.

Personally, I’m so grateful to see him upclose and personal (this was my day 3). He interacted with fans, answered questions and he couldn’t believe that he has a massive fan base here in the Philippines. At  the end of the interview portion, the entire Ayala Malls Manila Bay sang to him “Happy Birthay”, it was his birthday last November 16.

You may watch some clips of the questions he answered during the solo panel on my Instagram (@krishlour) and tiktok (@stylewithkrishcatapang).

Mela Lee’s solo panel

Day 3 (Nov 19) – Mela Lee’s solo panel was actually fun and Mela was the sweetest! She voiced Jade of Mortal Kombat but I am familiar with her work as the voice of Tikki from Miraculous Lady bug and Canary from Hunter x Hunter (Btw Mackenyu also loves Hunter x Hunter as emphasized by his manager who I got to interact with during Manipopcon). Afterwards, my friends, sister and I had a photo with her and she was the cutest –We had a photo together and it was her first time hearing “korean heart”.

My sister spotted having a photo op with Mela Lee (Photo from Manipopcon2023)

I also had a photo op with Mackenyu afterwards, As a person who is familiar with the industry and culture, I do respect the management and I complied 🙂 Then looking at the bright side of things, I was able to see him really upclose and got the photo with him, that’s good enough for me 🙂 Mackenyu gave us a warm greeting, he was kind and very respectful.— Btw, he really has great skin and he is good looking.

Would I come back to Manipopcon, definitely yes! It’s also the experience, meeting new people and as a geek myself (I wouldn’t say that much), I would see myself enjoying events like this with friends and family 🙂 Thanks Manipopcon2023!

 

Schedules are up! Are you excited for Manipopcon 2023?! Get the chance to see Mackenyu, Mela Lee and many more!

Since the announcement of ManiPopCon 2023, the geeks especially have been stoked! What to look forward to Manipopcon 2023?

ManiPopCon  is a Geek convention done by Geeks for Geeks. You’ve seen all over social media, the coming of Mackenyu who plays Zoro in the live action One piece and other anime live action movies such as Knights of the Zodiac, Rurouni Kenshin and many more! Before, his stint with One Piece, he is really a well known actor from Japan. Mela Lee, She is a voice actress and best known as the voice of Jade in Mortal Kombat 11.

Not only that, get pumped up with the exciting line-up ManiPopCon has in store  for everyone! Refer to the shedule here. They also have fun booth and activities for everyone to enjoy. Movie lovers would love the Cinema Classic as well!

Activities at the main stage are free!  Solo panels and Cinema Classic Showtime are ticketed but come at no cost.

Manipopcon  will run starting November 17-19 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Visit Manipopcon’s website and register here (recommend to save the QR code after registering) and buy tickets here!

Sharing here FAQs as reference also!

See you there!

Light Up the Sky With BLACKPINK on Netflix With Globe

It’s no denying that BLACKPINK has taken the world by storm with their unbelievable talent, inimitable style, and unique charisma. They have stolen the hearts of millions of fans from all parts of the globe, and the Philippines is no exception, with Filipino BLINKs always eager for new entertainment from their favourite group. Arguably the most dedicated K-Pop fans out there, Filipino BLINKs are in for a treat as Netflix brings them “BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY” premiering on October 14.

Since their debut in August 2016, BLACKPINK has become the highest-charting female K-pop group of all time with their innovative music, eye-popping music videos and internet-breaking fashion concepts. BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY serves up the never-before-seen moments that BLACKPINK’s global fandom — known as “BLINKs” — have been craving for years.

As BLACKPINK continues reaching new heights in their career — from headlining sold-out world tours to becoming the first female Korean group to perform at Coachella — each member reflects on the ups and downs of fame and the long, often challenging journey that brought them to worldwide success. BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY reveals the relatable, unfiltered sides of the foursome, who continue to be a leading force in expanding K-pop’s popularity, proving that music knows no borders or language barriers.

Directed by Caroline Suh (Netflix’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”), the documentary goes deep with each of BLACKPINK’s four members: Jisoo, the whip-smart unnie (“big sister”) of the group with a quirky sense of humor; Jennie, the rapper whose fierce onstage persona contrasts with her soft-spoken nature; Rosé, the dulcet-voiced Australian coming into her own as a singer-songwriter; and Lisa, the dancing queen whose spark plug personality never fails to make her bandmates laugh.

Stream the world premiere of Netflix’s BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY on October 14 best enjoyed through Globe, and relive Blackpink’s incredible journey to becoming arguably South Korea’s most popular girl group. 

To get you more hyped up, Globe Kmmunity PH is holding a special fan project for Filipino BLINKs to keep the hashtag #PHBLINKsLightUpTheSky and #GlobeKmmunityPH trending on Twitter for the longest time!

Globe Kmmunity PH will be posting a question per day and BLINKs just have to answer it with the hashtags to keep the conversation and trend going. With every milestone achieved, amazing prizes will be given away to lucky BLINKs including copies of The Album, official Blackpink lightsticks, and the chance to place your fanmade BLACKPINK videos to be shown on the SM Mall of Asia Globe and on a huge LED billboard at a premiere spot along EDSA!

You can watch more of your favorite K-dramas, shows and movies on Netflix with your Globe postpaid plans and prepaid data pack subscriptions. Globe Postpaid customers can easily subscribe to Netflix together with their ThePlan subscription, while Globe at Home subscribers can  stream their favorite shows with their Unli Plan 1899.

For Globe Prepaid subscribers, you can use data pack promos GoKorean10 Booster,   and Globe at Home’s HomeWATCH199.

For more exclusive content on all things Korean, check out Globe Kmmunity PH on Facebook, Twitter, and VLive! #GlobeKmmunityPH

 

LG Celebrates History with Tomorrow’s AI Technology

LGEPH, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, showcases history in an entirely different perspective in the newly opened Museo de Intramuros

July 22, Intramuros, Manila – History was made yet again as the Intramuros Administration (IA), the government agency tasked for the orderly restoration, management, development, and promotion of Intramuros as a national heritage, celebrated its 40th Anniversary in the recently opened Museo de Intramuros.

LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo discussing the importance of the Philippines’ and South Korea’s rich cultural heritage.

To celebrate the momentous occasion together with IA, LG Philippines made their presence felt as they simultaneously unveiled their newest line of state of the art OLED TVs, putting side by side our rich and colorful history together with tomorrow’s technology. LG PH Managing Director Inkwun Heo led the festivities as he formally handed over six (6) units of the LG TVs to the museum. Mr. Heo went on to say “This 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the Republic of Korea. Throughout the seven (7) decades of friendship between the 2 nations, we’ve been championing the importance of culture. We at LG Philippines remain committed in doing our part to preserve and showcase Philippine history. We hope that through the integration of our industry leading OLED TV technology with riveting historically significant content, we are able to communicate to audiences, both old and new, the importance of Intramuros and Philippine history as a whole”.

IA Administrator Atty. Guiller Asido giving his acceptance speech for the new LG TVs Museo de Intramuros received.

Present during the event was Atty. Guiller Asido, Administrator of the Intramuros Administration, who was ecstatic about the educational possibilities of the TV donations. Referring to the event’s official hashtag #TheTVThatUnderstandsYou, he quips “I would like to rephrase our hashtag, this is not just the TV that understands you — it is the TV that understands the history and culture of the Filipino people.”

Also unveiled during the program was another gift of LG to IA: a special AVP made by TBA Studios, the creative geniuses behind local hit movies Heneral Luna and GOYO. The video which featured Museo De Intramuros was directed by JP Habac with cinematography by Pong Ignacio. Habac and Ignacio were awe-struck with how vivid the color rendition of the LG OLED TVs was. “Every bit of detail is seen the way it’s supposed to be seen. The dynamic range is really something to behold”, says Habac. LG commissioned the video featuring the Department of Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and museum curator Dino Santos to showcase the enchanting beauty of Intramuros through its crystal-clear OLED displays. You can watch TBA Studios’ masterful take on the Walled City here:

LG Philippines x Museo De Intramuros Video

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=888361054866187

LG’s newest line of TVs is powered by never before seen cutting-edge technology. With Deep Learning technology now embedded in their new α9 Gen2 & α7 Gen2 processors) – the TV, through intuitive recognition, can understand how to optimize and enhance the picture and sound for any content. The AI feeds on data and adapts accordingly, giving you the most optimal viewing experience possible. With the Deep Learning technology, the LG TV can understand how to display best picture quality from any source and resolution.

IA Administrator Atty. Guiller Asido and LG Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo formalize the partnership in the newly opened Museo de Intramuros

LG’s AI doesn’t just stop at picture quality. You can also talk to your TV. When you press the microphone button on your remote, LG’s ThinQ AI listens to your commands and executes them, even those based on an earlier “conversation”. From simple TV controls, weather questions, or you can create follow-up questions based on your initial command and the ThinQ AI will still carry-on the conversation. James Deakin, LG’s Brand Ambassador, gamely demonstrated the AI capabilities of the TV onstage, as he issued commands and questions one after the other. “This is as smart as smart TVs can get. LG is ahead of the game in pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology”.

If that wasn’t enough, LG’s flagship OLED TVs also have LG’s award-winning OLED Panel Technology that works seamlessly with Deep Learning Technology. Sound quality is boosted by an intelligent algorithm that can up-mix two-channel audio to deliver convincing virtual 5.1 surround sound. Deep learning significantly improves output by analyzing source content to produce enhanced sound effects in movies, deeper bass in music and clearer voices in sporting events. Users can adjust the sound to suit viewing conditions or let the TV set the best sound levels based on the environment.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is made possible with the help of Dolby Atmos for incredibly realistic sound as the TV intelligently fine-tunes content compatible with Dolby Vision. The TV supports HDMI 2.1, allowing viewers the opportunity to enjoy 4K content at a blazing fast 60 frames per second. The TV also supports automatic low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR), and enhanced audio return channel (eARC).

(L-R) Cinematographer Pong Ignacio and Director JP Habac of TBA Studios, IA Administrator Atty. Guiller Asido, LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo, LG Brand Ambassador Mr. James Deakin, and LGEPH Vice-President for Home Electronics Mr. Tony An

With the release of their flagship OLED TV, LG takes another step ahead in their vision of a truly interconnected smart home. As the Internet of Things grow day by day, LG has answered the call to provide personalized, proactive, efficient, and easy solutions, while seamlessly incorporating integrated multifunctional technology into your life. Powered by the ThinQ Artificial Intelligence technology, these innovations work together in sync and in perfect harmony, adapting to your needs every step of the way.

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,

 

New Year, New Show: LG Electronics Philippines celebrates the launch of Netflix’s new original Korean drama-thriller ‘Kingdom’

Go beyond with the shows you love through the LG B8 4K OLED TV

Brand new year means new and exciting ways to maximize technology and entertainment to bond with loved ones.

Global electronics and home entertainment giant LG Electronics Philippines and international online streaming pioneer Netflix Philippines once again strengthened its partnership with an advance screening last January 24, a day before the worldwide premiere of the newest original Korean series – ‘Kingdom’.

Netflix has put together two things to make most binge-worthy stories from South Korea: the thrilling K-drama about ancient Korean monarchy and the threat of an impending zombie apocalypse. Set in Korea’s ancient Joseon Period, “Kingdom” follows the journey of a crown prince sent on a suicide mission to investigate a gruesome plague spreading inside the kingdom — only to find zombies threatening his reign and his people.

On January 25, 2019, Netflix premiered a contagious case of binge-watch fever ‘Kingdom’ and just recently, LG Philippines recently launched its 30th Anniversary TV — the OLED B8 4K TV — and it’s the best way to give justice to the thrill and excitement of “Kingdom” and its mind-blowing cinematic appeal.

More than a hundred media attendees watched the the advance screening with the impressive LG OLED TVs at the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Bonifacio Global City. Guests had a blast as they got to dress up in a traditional Korean Hanbok to pose against the realistic “Kingdom” backdrop and roaming zombies. A traditional Korean feast dinner was served after the Nara Team performed a traditional Korean Fan Dance before the actual viewing.

LG Philippines is also delighted to share this exciting milestone with some of the country’s brightest personalities as brand ambassadors, the ‘Iron Man’ of the Philippine Basketball Association LA Tenorio, actor Gil Cuerva, Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Nicole Cordoves, and Lifestyle, Travel Vlogger Dani Barreto. The event was hosted by TV Host, car and road safety advocate and LG TV Ambassador James Deakin.

This growing partnership between LG Philippines and Netflix Philippines further solidifies the bond between Filipinos and Koreans. This latest event is a reminder of the strength and reliability of the flourishing friendship between the Philippines and South Korea. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the friendship between the two nations, which started when the Philippines became the fifth country to recognize the Republic of Korea in 1949. Since then, the mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries has grown in every aspect: economically, technologically, culturally, and even in military and government support.

To honor the two countries’ thriving relationship and strengthen KCC’s mission to “deepen the understanding and appreciation of Korean culture among Filipinos by providing diverse cultural programs and events”, LG Philippines has donated five 55-inch UHD 4K TVs (four 55UK6300 and one 55UK6500) to the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines.

“It is an important celebration of the strong relationship between Korea and the Philippines, which started in 1949. To honor this friendship, we at LG always go beyond the call of duty to provide excellent home entertainment products and appliances to millions of Filipinos who have supported us from the beginning. It is our pleasure to contribute in strengthening the bond between our two countries,” shared LG Philippines Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo.

While LG has a number of TVs that are officially recommended by Netflix after passing a series of rigorous tests, the B8 4K OLED TV is one that stands out from the pack. It boasts a list of impressive features, starting with its top-of-the-line 55” 4K Cinema HDR display providing sharp contrast and vibrant colors. The B8 is made to deliver an immersive viewing experience powered by the Smart Brain α7 Intelligent Processor to make sure all TV functions and features are working together for a seamless user experience. Aside from its stunning visuals and cutting edge smart TV technology, LG has equipped the B8 4K OLED TV with a Dolby Atmos® sound system for a true cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

Take home the LG B8 OLED TV — the most competitively priced high quality OLED TV in the market today — for P89,991 (cash price). As a gift, every purchase of the LG B8 comes with six (6) free months of Netflix access, so the entire family can enjoy high quality entertainment at home.