All Stories

Monday, December 22, 2014



It is indeed the season of giving, but sometimes we forget that giving is not measured by the amount of the things we give, as the saying goes "it is the thought that counts". This year Hapee Toothpaste releases this video that made me realize that it is also important to give back, in this day and age wherein we are too busy achieving so much in life, we tend to forget to say thank you to all those people in our lives who in a way made our life and work bearable. So please join me in watching this very touching simple story of how we can give back and be inspired. Please do share the video and use #HapeeDelivery to share the happiness.

Hapee Toothpaste Gives Happiness This Christmas



It is indeed the season of giving, but sometimes we forget that giving is not measured by the amount of the things we give, as the saying goes "it is the thought that counts". This year Hapee Toothpaste releases this video that made me realize that it is also important to give back, in this day and age wherein we are too busy achieving so much in life, we tend to forget to say thank you to all those people in our lives who in a way made our life and work bearable. So please join me in watching this very touching simple story of how we can give back and be inspired. Please do share the video and use #HapeeDelivery to share the happiness.

Posted at 1:30 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Friday, December 12, 2014


Say hello to the complete family model of the LG G3. It is once again a pleasure to be invited to such events such as this. I must admit, I am totally inlove with my first smartphone which is the LG G2, I am very much satisfied with its features and usability that it fits my lifestyle very well. A few months ago, the latest model LG G3 was launched and it still gave me the excitement to have one, but of course in reality it was a bit expensive but that's because it is one of the best in the market. But, no worries because LG now announces their newest phones in line with the LG G3 generation. Read below and be amazed and you might even consider getting one for yourself or for your special someone this holiday season.



MANILA, December 1, 2014 – The premium mobile segment  global technology innovator LG Electronics comes in full swing as the LG G family introduces the G3 Beat, G3 Stylus, and G Watch R to the Philippine market.

The LG G3 Beat and Stylus are off-springs of the multi-award-winning smartphone LG G3.  Carrying the best features of the highly-acclaimed flagship, these new offerings allow Filipino consumers to have the G3 experience at a more affordable price.

The LG G3 Stylus and G3 Beat

The LG G3 Stylus, LG’s new pen-enabled smartphone that inherits the core DNA of the LG G3, brings a premium stylus experience in a smart priced package.

LG’s proprietary RubberdiumTM stylus pen slides inside the G3 Stylus, which feels comfortable in any hand and complements the phone’s 5.5-inch large display. Users can pair it with LG’s QuickMemo+ to take notes or draw directly on images or maps in a breeze. The stylus is also compatible with a number of third-party handwriting and drawing apps.

The LG G3 Beat retains the best features and functions of the G3 in a more compact and handy package. A testament that less can be more, the LG G3 Beat comes with a largest-in-class 5.0-inch HD IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment.

The LG G3 Beat offers impressively thin bezels and a robust 2,540mAh battery. It features the Floating Arc Design first unveiled on the LG G3, boasting smooth curved sides and gradually tapered edges for the ultimate comfort in grip and feel.

Both the G3 Beat and G3 Stylus’ 8MP and 13MP shooters, respectively, carry over the G3’s key camera features such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot and Front Camera Light. Additional UX features that have become standard offerings across LG’s newest smartphones include Dual Window, Smart Keyboard and Knock CodeTM. Both also have the same Floating Arc design with gradually tapered edges, thin bezels and metallic skin back cover that was first introduced on the LG G3. Both devices also sport the revolutionary rear key.

The LG G Watch R

Smart comes in full circle with the new LG G Watch R, which has already garnered global praises for its stylish look, inspired by classical and premium experiences, and smooth and speedy performance.  This is the world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display at 1.3 inches, taking advantage of every pixel and producing images of stunning color and accurate viewing at all angles even under bright sunlight.



LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date.  It delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, and is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter.

Other impressive features of the LG G Watch R, when paired with a smartphone, include information on weather forecast, real-time traffic conditions, turn-by turn navigations, stock market updates, social media notifications, and travel and restaurant updates.  The device also allows the user to track fitness goals and use the Ok Google feature to send a text message, email, or play songs through the Android WearTM music.

“We wanted to end 2014 with a bang by introducing these innovations to the Philippine market in the fourth quarter,” Jay Won, vice president for LG Philippines’ Mobile division, said.  “With the LG G3 Beat and Stylus, consumers get the same G3 Simple is the New Smart experience at more affordable prices.  With the LG G Watch R, they’re provided with endless possibilities encased in a stylish and compact wearable device.”

Starting this December, Globe is offering the LG G3 Stylus for free at Plan 1299 and it comes with 3Gb mobile internet, Chat Bundle, Photo Bundle, 200 texts to all networks and 10 minutes of all-network calls plus free one-month NBA League Pass Access, free three-month Spotify Premium Access, and free one-month Gadget Care. The LG G3 Beat is free at Plan 999 and comes with 1.5Gb mobile internet, Photo Bundle, 300 texts to all networks and 15 minute of all-network calls plus free one-month NBA League Pass Access, free three-month Spotify Premium Access, and free one-month Gadget Care.  Also at Plan 999, Globe offers a phone and tablet bundle from LG—the LG L60 smartphone and the G Pad 7.0 WiFi tablet.

LG G3 Stylus
LG G3 Beat
LG G Watch R
KEY SPECIFICATIONS
Chipset: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
Memory: 8GB eMMC (ROM) / 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2mm
Weight: 163g
Network: 2G (Quadband) / 3G (HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Colors: Black / White / Gold
Other: Stylus Pen , Dual SIM
Chipset: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
Memory: 8GB eMMC (ROM) / 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
Camera: Rear 8MP with Laser Auto Focus / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm
Weight: 134 g
Network: 2G (Quadband) / 3G (HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Connectivity: A-GPS, BT 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold
Other: Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot, Dual SIM
Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 400
Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
Battery: 410mAh
Operating System: Android Wear™(compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass), Barometer, PPG (Hear Rate Monitor)
Color: Black
Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
SRP, AVAILABILITY
P16,990
Available nationwide
P13,990
Available nationwide
P13,990
Available nationwide

For more information on LG Mobile’s innovative product line, visitwww.lg.com/phwww.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG Mobile’s official Facebook page ‘LG Mobile Philippines’; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

LG G3 Now Introduces Its Family: LG G3 Stylus and LG G3 Beat


Say hello to the complete family model of the LG G3. It is once again a pleasure to be invited to such events such as this. I must admit, I am totally inlove with my first smartphone which is the LG G2, I am very much satisfied with its features and usability that it fits my lifestyle very well. A few months ago, the latest model LG G3 was launched and it still gave me the excitement to have one, but of course in reality it was a bit expensive but that's because it is one of the best in the market. But, no worries because LG now announces their newest phones in line with the LG G3 generation. Read below and be amazed and you might even consider getting one for yourself or for your special someone this holiday season.



MANILA, December 1, 2014 – The premium mobile segment  global technology innovator LG Electronics comes in full swing as the LG G family introduces the G3 Beat, G3 Stylus, and G Watch R to the Philippine market.

The LG G3 Beat and Stylus are off-springs of the multi-award-winning smartphone LG G3.  Carrying the best features of the highly-acclaimed flagship, these new offerings allow Filipino consumers to have the G3 experience at a more affordable price.

The LG G3 Stylus and G3 Beat

The LG G3 Stylus, LG’s new pen-enabled smartphone that inherits the core DNA of the LG G3, brings a premium stylus experience in a smart priced package.

LG’s proprietary RubberdiumTM stylus pen slides inside the G3 Stylus, which feels comfortable in any hand and complements the phone’s 5.5-inch large display. Users can pair it with LG’s QuickMemo+ to take notes or draw directly on images or maps in a breeze. The stylus is also compatible with a number of third-party handwriting and drawing apps.

The LG G3 Beat retains the best features and functions of the G3 in a more compact and handy package. A testament that less can be more, the LG G3 Beat comes with a largest-in-class 5.0-inch HD IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment.

The LG G3 Beat offers impressively thin bezels and a robust 2,540mAh battery. It features the Floating Arc Design first unveiled on the LG G3, boasting smooth curved sides and gradually tapered edges for the ultimate comfort in grip and feel.

Both the G3 Beat and G3 Stylus’ 8MP and 13MP shooters, respectively, carry over the G3’s key camera features such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot and Front Camera Light. Additional UX features that have become standard offerings across LG’s newest smartphones include Dual Window, Smart Keyboard and Knock CodeTM. Both also have the same Floating Arc design with gradually tapered edges, thin bezels and metallic skin back cover that was first introduced on the LG G3. Both devices also sport the revolutionary rear key.

The LG G Watch R

Smart comes in full circle with the new LG G Watch R, which has already garnered global praises for its stylish look, inspired by classical and premium experiences, and smooth and speedy performance.  This is the world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display at 1.3 inches, taking advantage of every pixel and producing images of stunning color and accurate viewing at all angles even under bright sunlight.



LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date.  It delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, and is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter.

Other impressive features of the LG G Watch R, when paired with a smartphone, include information on weather forecast, real-time traffic conditions, turn-by turn navigations, stock market updates, social media notifications, and travel and restaurant updates.  The device also allows the user to track fitness goals and use the Ok Google feature to send a text message, email, or play songs through the Android WearTM music.

“We wanted to end 2014 with a bang by introducing these innovations to the Philippine market in the fourth quarter,” Jay Won, vice president for LG Philippines’ Mobile division, said.  “With the LG G3 Beat and Stylus, consumers get the same G3 Simple is the New Smart experience at more affordable prices.  With the LG G Watch R, they’re provided with endless possibilities encased in a stylish and compact wearable device.”

Starting this December, Globe is offering the LG G3 Stylus for free at Plan 1299 and it comes with 3Gb mobile internet, Chat Bundle, Photo Bundle, 200 texts to all networks and 10 minutes of all-network calls plus free one-month NBA League Pass Access, free three-month Spotify Premium Access, and free one-month Gadget Care. The LG G3 Beat is free at Plan 999 and comes with 1.5Gb mobile internet, Photo Bundle, 300 texts to all networks and 15 minute of all-network calls plus free one-month NBA League Pass Access, free three-month Spotify Premium Access, and free one-month Gadget Care.  Also at Plan 999, Globe offers a phone and tablet bundle from LG—the LG L60 smartphone and the G Pad 7.0 WiFi tablet.

LG G3 Stylus
LG G3 Beat
LG G Watch R
KEY SPECIFICATIONS
Chipset: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
Memory: 8GB eMMC (ROM) / 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2mm
Weight: 163g
Network: 2G (Quadband) / 3G (HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Colors: Black / White / Gold
Other: Stylus Pen , Dual SIM
Chipset: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
Memory: 8GB eMMC (ROM) / 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
Camera: Rear 8MP with Laser Auto Focus / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm
Weight: 134 g
Network: 2G (Quadband) / 3G (HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Connectivity: A-GPS, BT 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold
Other: Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot, Dual SIM
Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 400
Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
Battery: 410mAh
Operating System: Android Wear™(compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass), Barometer, PPG (Hear Rate Monitor)
Color: Black
Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
SRP, AVAILABILITY
P16,990
Available nationwide
P13,990
Available nationwide
P13,990
Available nationwide

For more information on LG Mobile’s innovative product line, visitwww.lg.com/phwww.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG Mobile’s official Facebook page ‘LG Mobile Philippines’; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Posted at 1:29 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Wednesday, December 10, 2014



This Christmas season (from December 1 to 25), GMA Network will be giving away exclusive #ShareTheLove shirts through its last online promo for this year. If you want to win a shirt, do follow these three easy and simple steps:

1) Go to www.GMANetwork.com/sharethelove and click on the promo tab.
2) Watch the featured video.
3) Submit the correct answer to the question of the day.

For every participant, only one entry is allowed per day. Five daily winners will be randomly drawn and announced everyday from December 1, 2014 until Christmas.

What are you waiting for? Join now! All you have to do is wait, watch, and win!

For the full mechanics, visitwww.gmanetwork.com/sharethelove.

Let's all #ShareTheLove this Christmas, mga Kapuso!

It's Time To #ShareTheLove Mga Kapuso!



This Christmas season (from December 1 to 25), GMA Network will be giving away exclusive #ShareTheLove shirts through its last online promo for this year. If you want to win a shirt, do follow these three easy and simple steps:

1) Go to www.GMANetwork.com/sharethelove and click on the promo tab.
2) Watch the featured video.
3) Submit the correct answer to the question of the day.

For every participant, only one entry is allowed per day. Five daily winners will be randomly drawn and announced everyday from December 1, 2014 until Christmas.

What are you waiting for? Join now! All you have to do is wait, watch, and win!

For the full mechanics, visitwww.gmanetwork.com/sharethelove.

Let's all #ShareTheLove this Christmas, mga Kapuso!

Posted at 5:16 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Friday, December 5, 2014


I was invited to this event called "Kapuso Quiz Night" which I didn't have any idea of some sort, but of course its a quiz contest kind of event. When everything was set, there it was, a music type of quiz was about to happen, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because I love music but nervous because I am not too updated lately.

Anyway, we were joined by two of the cutest male Kapuso stars, James Wright of the primetime serye Strawberry Lane from team 1 (Team Ganda Lang) and Mikoy Morales from the newest serye "More Than Word on my team (Team Energy). So the game started with the first round wherein the music will be played and we have to guess the song title and the artist, second round was state the movie, show or teleserye wherein the song was used and finally the final round, we had to sing the chorus of a song and the lyrics should be correct. Oh there were bonus rounds in between called first to tweet (I am proud to be fast on this one lol!). The game has extracted all the energy in our body that during the final bonus rounds my team and I were so tired and just gave the extra points to the other team (excuses), they won! It was a good game and experience playing with the two young men. Both James and Mikoy loves music and  they were actually the main source of points for both teams. But because Mikoy is on our team I can actually say that he was a genius! I remembered there were songs that were played, first 3 seconds and first few notes and boom there he goes writing on our white board and it was the correct answers. I was in awe on how he looked like just a regular teenage boy but with pure talent in music. That night I became an instant fan, not because they were just your regular cutie boys next door but because their talent totally boost their whole profile.

Note: I wasn't able to take photos because I was too focused on the game, spell competitive!

The GMA Kapuso Quiz Night


I was invited to this event called "Kapuso Quiz Night" which I didn't have any idea of some sort, but of course its a quiz contest kind of event. When everything was set, there it was, a music type of quiz was about to happen, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because I love music but nervous because I am not too updated lately.

Anyway, we were joined by two of the cutest male Kapuso stars, James Wright of the primetime serye Strawberry Lane from team 1 (Team Ganda Lang) and Mikoy Morales from the newest serye "More Than Word on my team (Team Energy). So the game started with the first round wherein the music will be played and we have to guess the song title and the artist, second round was state the movie, show or teleserye wherein the song was used and finally the final round, we had to sing the chorus of a song and the lyrics should be correct. Oh there were bonus rounds in between called first to tweet (I am proud to be fast on this one lol!). The game has extracted all the energy in our body that during the final bonus rounds my team and I were so tired and just gave the extra points to the other team (excuses), they won! It was a good game and experience playing with the two young men. Both James and Mikoy loves music and  they were actually the main source of points for both teams. But because Mikoy is on our team I can actually say that he was a genius! I remembered there were songs that were played, first 3 seconds and first few notes and boom there he goes writing on our white board and it was the correct answers. I was in awe on how he looked like just a regular teenage boy but with pure talent in music. That night I became an instant fan, not because they were just your regular cutie boys next door but because their talent totally boost their whole profile.

Note: I wasn't able to take photos because I was too focused on the game, spell competitive!

Posted at 9:46 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Friday, November 28, 2014


I was one of those lucky people who got invited to witness one great day for ARIEL, a leading detergent powder brand here in the Philippines. What is the event about? Let me tell you what happened on this very adventurous day.

ARIEL launched a campaign in cooperation with the upcoming festivity in Angono, Rizal which is the Higantes Festival, thus the event title,  "ARIEL Higanteng Linis Higanteng Fiesta". ARIEL prepared a sumptuous free lunch for 1,000 people who would register on that day. Upon arrival, I already saw the stage set-up and the super long lines of tables covered with very clean and white table linens, at the entrance area, people were starting to line up for registration despite the scorching heat of the sun and mind you, it was a Pacquiao fight day, so most probably everyone who was there were excited to partake on a free lunch, plus free Ariel shirts, loads of fun, neighbor bonding and the free concert by Rocksteddy that will happen in the afternoon, not bad in exchange for a big fight right? Right!


And then the signal was given by our hosts for the day, DJ Chacha and DJ Papi Charles of MOR 101.9, people started lining up per food station, there were like uhm I didn't get to count all the food stations since the event area was so huge (excuses lol!). Anyway, it was a joy seeing those families, friends and neighbors come together for one big lunch, happy fiesta indeed! But of course with just like any other festivities comes the clean up. Those white table linens that I described earlier were no longer...white. That is a big common problem for most of us whenever we have celebrations anywhere. But, worry no more because that day was saved by the Higanteng Linis by ARIEL. All table linens were collected and was directed to where it seems to me as a large laundry area; basins, large drums and beautiful moms from the Barangay lined up to help and prove that Ariel can really remove tough stains without too much effort and work, so the washing started and it seemed like they were just playing since the stains went off easily, amazing! And oh did I mention that while things were happening, there was also a raffle draw for participants, and they get to go home with gift packs from no less than ARIEL of course, congrats lucky winners, my number wasn't called hmft! (Drama, we were not really included in the raffle lol!)



So the moment arrived, where there was a parade of the washed table linens. Was it magic? Voila! It was white as new! No stains, no marks, no nothing and to top that of, the air smelled so fresh, you know that smell when your mom just finished hanging your newly washed clothes, it actually felt like home. Indeed, Ariel proved that it can remove tough stains in just one wash, I was a witness to this truth! (With conviction, Lol!)


While the sun gets ready to set, comes one of the highlights of that afternoon, may I quote one mom who asked me during lunch time "Miss ano'ng oras yung rak-rakrakan?" (The mother is a rakista! Rock-on!) I wanted to look for her and let her know "Nanay, rak-rakan naaaaa!" The crowd went wild and excited as Teddy the lead vocalist of the band Rocksteddy started to sing, he even sang the theme song for "It's Showtime!" wherein he is one of the co-host of the noontime show, it didn't surprise me that the people with all their energy sang the song too, yeah we were all singing and it was so much fun!


But of course, some good events must come to an end, after the band, it was time to close the event. For the people of Angono, with the look on their faces, I knew they had a wonderful time and will have this memory in their hearts and ARIEL on their grocery list (wink).
And as for me, I was tired, sticky because of sweat and got a bit thinner ( I wish lol!) but it was all worth it, my first time in Angono plus the experience to cover a one of a kind event, and to have a great and happy group, is a bonus. Thank you Ariel, it is indeed a pleasure to witness your Higanteng Linis at the Higantes Festival! Until our next adventure...

ARIEL | A Gigantic Experience at the Higantes Festival


I was one of those lucky people who got invited to witness one great day for ARIEL, a leading detergent powder brand here in the Philippines. What is the event about? Let me tell you what happened on this very adventurous day.

ARIEL launched a campaign in cooperation with the upcoming festivity in Angono, Rizal which is the Higantes Festival, thus the event title,  "ARIEL Higanteng Linis Higanteng Fiesta". ARIEL prepared a sumptuous free lunch for 1,000 people who would register on that day. Upon arrival, I already saw the stage set-up and the super long lines of tables covered with very clean and white table linens, at the entrance area, people were starting to line up for registration despite the scorching heat of the sun and mind you, it was a Pacquiao fight day, so most probably everyone who was there were excited to partake on a free lunch, plus free Ariel shirts, loads of fun, neighbor bonding and the free concert by Rocksteddy that will happen in the afternoon, not bad in exchange for a big fight right? Right!


And then the signal was given by our hosts for the day, DJ Chacha and DJ Papi Charles of MOR 101.9, people started lining up per food station, there were like uhm I didn't get to count all the food stations since the event area was so huge (excuses lol!). Anyway, it was a joy seeing those families, friends and neighbors come together for one big lunch, happy fiesta indeed! But of course with just like any other festivities comes the clean up. Those white table linens that I described earlier were no longer...white. That is a big common problem for most of us whenever we have celebrations anywhere. But, worry no more because that day was saved by the Higanteng Linis by ARIEL. All table linens were collected and was directed to where it seems to me as a large laundry area; basins, large drums and beautiful moms from the Barangay lined up to help and prove that Ariel can really remove tough stains without too much effort and work, so the washing started and it seemed like they were just playing since the stains went off easily, amazing! And oh did I mention that while things were happening, there was also a raffle draw for participants, and they get to go home with gift packs from no less than ARIEL of course, congrats lucky winners, my number wasn't called hmft! (Drama, we were not really included in the raffle lol!)



So the moment arrived, where there was a parade of the washed table linens. Was it magic? Voila! It was white as new! No stains, no marks, no nothing and to top that of, the air smelled so fresh, you know that smell when your mom just finished hanging your newly washed clothes, it actually felt like home. Indeed, Ariel proved that it can remove tough stains in just one wash, I was a witness to this truth! (With conviction, Lol!)


While the sun gets ready to set, comes one of the highlights of that afternoon, may I quote one mom who asked me during lunch time "Miss ano'ng oras yung rak-rakrakan?" (The mother is a rakista! Rock-on!) I wanted to look for her and let her know "Nanay, rak-rakan naaaaa!" The crowd went wild and excited as Teddy the lead vocalist of the band Rocksteddy started to sing, he even sang the theme song for "It's Showtime!" wherein he is one of the co-host of the noontime show, it didn't surprise me that the people with all their energy sang the song too, yeah we were all singing and it was so much fun!


But of course, some good events must come to an end, after the band, it was time to close the event. For the people of Angono, with the look on their faces, I knew they had a wonderful time and will have this memory in their hearts and ARIEL on their grocery list (wink).
And as for me, I was tired, sticky because of sweat and got a bit thinner ( I wish lol!) but it was all worth it, my first time in Angono plus the experience to cover a one of a kind event, and to have a great and happy group, is a bonus. Thank you Ariel, it is indeed a pleasure to witness your Higanteng Linis at the Higantes Festival! Until our next adventure...

Posted at 3:01 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Amplify your family’s enjoyment this Christmas with the biggest gift you can possibly give them this season – the 98-inch Ultra HD television, the newest addition to global technology innovator LG Electronics’ premium TV series and the largest Ultra High-Definition TV size to ever enter the Philippine market this year.

Unparalleled picture quality

Home entertainment has never been this close to the real thing with LG’s 98-inch UHD TV. The gigantic screen not only gives an overwhelming cinematic experience that fills your entire line of vision with immersive action, but also wows with clarity and vivid colors with its 4K 3D+ resolution raising the viewing bar to its highest ever.

The future of digital picture, 4K 3D+ attains a resolution four times that of Full HD, with stunning 8.3 million pixels for flawless picture and incredibly vivid detail. What’s more, with its quadrupled resolution, the 3D images are more splendid and lifelike than ever.

Furthermore, the IPS 4K Panel, the preferred panel by industries that require razor-sharp precision such as the broadcasting or medical sectors, produces breathtakingly real color on 4K resolution, which remains most consistent in color and contrast from every seat in the house.

Excellently engineered sound system

The giant UHD TV is also complemented by what’s big in sound – a 5.2ch 120W Sliding Speakers. Designed by harmon / kardon, the leading audio solution in the industry, the speaker system boasts of a highly refined sound, providing premium audio to complete your picture-perfect viewing experience.

It is also more aesthetically pleasing and space-saving as it removes the need for bulky speakers or wires. ULTRA Surround also engulfs viewers with multi-channel surround sound from seven different directions from top to bottom, left and right, front and center.

A smarter user experience

LG UHD TV’s webOS feature also allows access to live TV programs, VOD, 3D content, apps, recommended content – all from the LG Store, the one-stop location for all your available entertainment.

A launcher located at the bottom of the home screen also lets you pick out contents and functions and allows you to switch back and forth between broadcasted programs and choice content. The Smart TV is also complemented by a smart remote – just point and click, scroll up and down, zoom in and out with a wheel just like a computer mouse, and use your voice to ask the remote to find what you want.

Mr. Hoony Bae, vice president for LG Philippines Home Entertainment, said, “Our newest offering, the 98-inch Ultra HDTV, totals the fun and entertainment of all our previous TV offerings. It is a milestone in itself, and there is no better season to launch it than this most festive season of Christmas. It is our way of multiplying home entertainment towards unchartered territories – all for our customers’ maximum enjoyment.”

The 98-inch LG Ultra HD TV will be available in authorized LG dealers nationwide around December 2014. The 105-inch LG Ultra HD TV will soon be entering the Philippine market as well.

To learn more about LG’s Ultra HD TV, visit www.lg.com/ph, www.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines”; or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

LG | Superior TV with the Stunning 98-inch Ultra HD TV



Amplify your family’s enjoyment this Christmas with the biggest gift you can possibly give them this season – the 98-inch Ultra HD television, the newest addition to global technology innovator LG Electronics’ premium TV series and the largest Ultra High-Definition TV size to ever enter the Philippine market this year.

Unparalleled picture quality

Home entertainment has never been this close to the real thing with LG’s 98-inch UHD TV. The gigantic screen not only gives an overwhelming cinematic experience that fills your entire line of vision with immersive action, but also wows with clarity and vivid colors with its 4K 3D+ resolution raising the viewing bar to its highest ever.

The future of digital picture, 4K 3D+ attains a resolution four times that of Full HD, with stunning 8.3 million pixels for flawless picture and incredibly vivid detail. What’s more, with its quadrupled resolution, the 3D images are more splendid and lifelike than ever.

Furthermore, the IPS 4K Panel, the preferred panel by industries that require razor-sharp precision such as the broadcasting or medical sectors, produces breathtakingly real color on 4K resolution, which remains most consistent in color and contrast from every seat in the house.

Excellently engineered sound system

The giant UHD TV is also complemented by what’s big in sound – a 5.2ch 120W Sliding Speakers. Designed by harmon / kardon, the leading audio solution in the industry, the speaker system boasts of a highly refined sound, providing premium audio to complete your picture-perfect viewing experience.

It is also more aesthetically pleasing and space-saving as it removes the need for bulky speakers or wires. ULTRA Surround also engulfs viewers with multi-channel surround sound from seven different directions from top to bottom, left and right, front and center.

A smarter user experience

LG UHD TV’s webOS feature also allows access to live TV programs, VOD, 3D content, apps, recommended content – all from the LG Store, the one-stop location for all your available entertainment.

A launcher located at the bottom of the home screen also lets you pick out contents and functions and allows you to switch back and forth between broadcasted programs and choice content. The Smart TV is also complemented by a smart remote – just point and click, scroll up and down, zoom in and out with a wheel just like a computer mouse, and use your voice to ask the remote to find what you want.

Mr. Hoony Bae, vice president for LG Philippines Home Entertainment, said, “Our newest offering, the 98-inch Ultra HDTV, totals the fun and entertainment of all our previous TV offerings. It is a milestone in itself, and there is no better season to launch it than this most festive season of Christmas. It is our way of multiplying home entertainment towards unchartered territories – all for our customers’ maximum enjoyment.”

The 98-inch LG Ultra HD TV will be available in authorized LG dealers nationwide around December 2014. The 105-inch LG Ultra HD TV will soon be entering the Philippine market as well.

To learn more about LG’s Ultra HD TV, visit www.lg.com/ph, www.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines”; or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Posted at 1:08 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :


We were invited for an afternoon of Desserts in a Chinese Restaurant, funny thing I thought that the Resto is hosting the event because they wanted to feature their desserts but I was wrong. When I came inside the function room, I felt the joy of a little girl when I saw the candy buffet, a teenager who can just dig-in to any cake on the other end of the table (there were like 3 cakes waiting), and wanted to be a bride once more upon glancing at their designed layered cake. Mixed emotions plus for those of you who knows me, well I love pink so the set up was almost everything pink... I am in pink heaven.

Drooling now? All of these were prepared by Hearts And Bells, a cake company which started just at home and now has been gaining a lot of customers plus they will soon open their shop infront of Lucky China Town Mall in Manila. What interest me the most was they can do a sketch for your cake, you know when you have those many things and designs goiung through your mind but just can't imagine how it would look like, Hearts And Bells can help you with that. How I wish my I knew them before my wedding, I would definitely avail of their services and our wedding cake would have been personalized for us as a couple (10th wedding anniversary-noted!). Aside from the fabulous cake designs, they now cater to candy buffets, this is good especially when your guests have to wait for a while, they can munch on them. This can also be great for Children's Parties, for sure, the party will be a blast and full of energy (sugar rushing!) Plus kids really loves sweets right?
The Candy Buffet!

The Customized Cake

The Cakes!

Anyway, the moment we've silently been waiting for was the taste test woohoo! Oh before that, I posted on my facebook that I was having this event with Hearts And Bells and immediately one of my friends said that they were her supplier during her wedding and that their red velvet was super yummy. So, going back to the tasting made me more excited because of that comment, too bad there was no red velvet cake, but they had mango, mocha and chocolate. The Mango Cake was perfect in a way that the sweetness and sourness of the mangoes made the cake's flavor play with my taste buds, every bite is different. The Mocha Cake tastes like mocha, of course it should, not like other mocha flavored cakes I tried, gave me like a close call for diabetis lol! And down to the best  moist Chocolate Cake I tried to date, not too sweet and will make you want more, that is how my cake should be.

Now craving to have some cake? Order yours now! Be asured that your cake is created to perfection both on the design and taste. Visit their facebook page for details facebook.com/HeartsAndBells for all your sweet needs!

Hearts And Bells: Cakes that will ring the bells to your heart


We were invited for an afternoon of Desserts in a Chinese Restaurant, funny thing I thought that the Resto is hosting the event because they wanted to feature their desserts but I was wrong. When I came inside the function room, I felt the joy of a little girl when I saw the candy buffet, a teenager who can just dig-in to any cake on the other end of the table (there were like 3 cakes waiting), and wanted to be a bride once more upon glancing at their designed layered cake. Mixed emotions plus for those of you who knows me, well I love pink so the set up was almost everything pink... I am in pink heaven.

Drooling now? All of these were prepared by Hearts And Bells, a cake company which started just at home and now has been gaining a lot of customers plus they will soon open their shop infront of Lucky China Town Mall in Manila. What interest me the most was they can do a sketch for your cake, you know when you have those many things and designs goiung through your mind but just can't imagine how it would look like, Hearts And Bells can help you with that. How I wish my I knew them before my wedding, I would definitely avail of their services and our wedding cake would have been personalized for us as a couple (10th wedding anniversary-noted!). Aside from the fabulous cake designs, they now cater to candy buffets, this is good especially when your guests have to wait for a while, they can munch on them. This can also be great for Children's Parties, for sure, the party will be a blast and full of energy (sugar rushing!) Plus kids really loves sweets right?
The Candy Buffet!

The Customized Cake

The Cakes!

Anyway, the moment we've silently been waiting for was the taste test woohoo! Oh before that, I posted on my facebook that I was having this event with Hearts And Bells and immediately one of my friends said that they were her supplier during her wedding and that their red velvet was super yummy. So, going back to the tasting made me more excited because of that comment, too bad there was no red velvet cake, but they had mango, mocha and chocolate. The Mango Cake was perfect in a way that the sweetness and sourness of the mangoes made the cake's flavor play with my taste buds, every bite is different. The Mocha Cake tastes like mocha, of course it should, not like other mocha flavored cakes I tried, gave me like a close call for diabetis lol! And down to the best  moist Chocolate Cake I tried to date, not too sweet and will make you want more, that is how my cake should be.

Now craving to have some cake? Order yours now! Be asured that your cake is created to perfection both on the design and taste. Visit their facebook page for details facebook.com/HeartsAndBells for all your sweet needs!

Posted at 12:57 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Monday, November 24, 2014


Samsung announces their newest Christmas Sale! Be one of the owners of the latest Samsung gadgets or you can surprise your loved ones with it, but for a lower price. Check out Samsung Experience Stores and partner dealers for this amazing offer. Go get yours now! This offer is until December 31, 2014 only so hurry!

Samsung's Galaxy of Christmas Wishes


Samsung announces their newest Christmas Sale! Be one of the owners of the latest Samsung gadgets or you can surprise your loved ones with it, but for a lower price. Check out Samsung Experience Stores and partner dealers for this amazing offer. Go get yours now! This offer is until December 31, 2014 only so hurry!

Posted at 10:06 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Tuesday, November 18, 2014










Community welcomes arrival of clean toilets in “Fiesta” video

It’s a scene typically played out during fiestas: People rushing to the streets, drawn to the sound of a marching band. Everyone is smiling, eager to see the “star” of the celebration. But instead of showing the face of a movie celebrity, a beauty queen or a politician, the video reveals an unlikely, yet welcome sight—a new, clean toilet facility.

Aptly titled “Fiesta”, the Domex video, produced by Unilever Philippines, is available on Youtube and shows how underprivileged Filipinos welcome the “arrival” of clean toilet facilities in their communities. “The video aims to make people realize the value of a toilet which most of us, unfortunately, take for granted,” said Dennis Chua, Domex Brand Manager.

The “Fiesta” video contributes to the efforts of Domex’s One Million Clean Toilets Movement. Each unique view translates into a pledge for the advocacy campaign which collects pledges from households to conscientiously maintain their own hygienic bathrooms. For every pledge received, Domex will donate P5 to UNICEF’s sanitation program, towards improving access to basic sanitation in deprived areas around the world, including the Philippines.

“By watching the ‘Fiesta’ video and asking our friends to watch it, we are not only raising awareness for toilet appreciation and sanitation, more importantly, we are helping less privileged communities gain access to clean toilet facilities,” said Benjie Yap, Unilever Foods and Home Care Vice President.

Clean toilets, germ-free communities
All over the country, people are welcoming the construction of new toilet facilities and the repair of dilapidated ones, since becoming aware of its role in disease prevention, especially among children.

According to the Department of Health, of the estimated 3,420 diarrhea-related deaths among Filipino children under 5 every year, around 2,000 could have been prevented by access to safe water, improved toilet sanitation and personal hygiene.

“This video should serve as a wake-up call for most of us. The little things we take for granted, like having a clean toilet, could mean the world to others and could definitely help save lives,” Chua said.

Domex Fiesta for 100 Million Clean Toilets!










Community welcomes arrival of clean toilets in “Fiesta” video

It’s a scene typically played out during fiestas: People rushing to the streets, drawn to the sound of a marching band. Everyone is smiling, eager to see the “star” of the celebration. But instead of showing the face of a movie celebrity, a beauty queen or a politician, the video reveals an unlikely, yet welcome sight—a new, clean toilet facility.

Aptly titled “Fiesta”, the Domex video, produced by Unilever Philippines, is available on Youtube and shows how underprivileged Filipinos welcome the “arrival” of clean toilet facilities in their communities. “The video aims to make people realize the value of a toilet which most of us, unfortunately, take for granted,” said Dennis Chua, Domex Brand Manager.

The “Fiesta” video contributes to the efforts of Domex’s One Million Clean Toilets Movement. Each unique view translates into a pledge for the advocacy campaign which collects pledges from households to conscientiously maintain their own hygienic bathrooms. For every pledge received, Domex will donate P5 to UNICEF’s sanitation program, towards improving access to basic sanitation in deprived areas around the world, including the Philippines.

“By watching the ‘Fiesta’ video and asking our friends to watch it, we are not only raising awareness for toilet appreciation and sanitation, more importantly, we are helping less privileged communities gain access to clean toilet facilities,” said Benjie Yap, Unilever Foods and Home Care Vice President.

Clean toilets, germ-free communities
All over the country, people are welcoming the construction of new toilet facilities and the repair of dilapidated ones, since becoming aware of its role in disease prevention, especially among children.

According to the Department of Health, of the estimated 3,420 diarrhea-related deaths among Filipino children under 5 every year, around 2,000 could have been prevented by access to safe water, improved toilet sanitation and personal hygiene.

“This video should serve as a wake-up call for most of us. The little things we take for granted, like having a clean toilet, could mean the world to others and could definitely help save lives,” Chua said.

Posted at 1:26 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Missed the Smooth Lee Adventure? You can still get the chance to win a trip to Hongkong and Macau for four days and other exciting prizes as Schick Philippines extends its Smooth Lee Promo until November 30, 2014.

The #SMOOTHLEEADVENTURE promo invites participants to create their own Schick television commercial using the Smooth Lee Adventure mobile application.

Participants joining the promo will be asked to download the “Smooth Lee Adventure” mobile application in IOS Apple and Android. Those downloading and playing with the app can now star in their own Schick TV commercial.

“We wanted the consumers to experience Schick Exacta 2’s refreshing, liberating, and stress-free shaving as Exacta 2 offers one-push cleaning button that helps remove hair easily. Exacta 2 likewise aims to precisely target hair in hard to reach areas leaving a smooth shave.

This kind of experience is what we want to make our Smooth Lee participants feel,” Claire Guevarra, Schick Senior Brand Manager said.

The videos created will then be converted and downloaded to YouTube and the contestants will be prompted to “share” and/or “join” the promo. Those who opted to join the promo will have to register and submit their entries at the Schick website (www.schick.com.ph).

Once entries are registered and approved by Schick Philippines, the videos will already be made public on YouTube. Qualified entries will be posted on Schick’s official Facebook page and will be raffled off to determine the winners. 

A trip to Hongkong and Macau for two awaits the grand prize winners while an Apple I-Pad Air will be given to second prize winner. The third prize winner will receive Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. There will also be 50 consolation prizes of Schick gift packs. 

From its original running date starting August 1 to September 30, 2014, the promo is now extended until November 30, 2014. 

“We are happy with the initial results of our Smooth Lee Promo, that is why, we wanted to extend it so that many will still have more chances of joining and winning,” said MJ Tiquia, Schick’s product manager. 

For more information on the latest promo from Schick Philipines, visit www.schick.com.ph , like www.facebook.com/schick.ph. Schick Philippines can also be followed through Twitter, Instagram, and youtube. Per DTI permit number, DTI-FTEN SPD Permit No. 0043 Series of 2014.

The Schick Smooth Lee Adventure is Extended!


Missed the Smooth Lee Adventure? You can still get the chance to win a trip to Hongkong and Macau for four days and other exciting prizes as Schick Philippines extends its Smooth Lee Promo until November 30, 2014.

The #SMOOTHLEEADVENTURE promo invites participants to create their own Schick television commercial using the Smooth Lee Adventure mobile application.

Participants joining the promo will be asked to download the “Smooth Lee Adventure” mobile application in IOS Apple and Android. Those downloading and playing with the app can now star in their own Schick TV commercial.

“We wanted the consumers to experience Schick Exacta 2’s refreshing, liberating, and stress-free shaving as Exacta 2 offers one-push cleaning button that helps remove hair easily. Exacta 2 likewise aims to precisely target hair in hard to reach areas leaving a smooth shave.

This kind of experience is what we want to make our Smooth Lee participants feel,” Claire Guevarra, Schick Senior Brand Manager said.

The videos created will then be converted and downloaded to YouTube and the contestants will be prompted to “share” and/or “join” the promo. Those who opted to join the promo will have to register and submit their entries at the Schick website (www.schick.com.ph).

Once entries are registered and approved by Schick Philippines, the videos will already be made public on YouTube. Qualified entries will be posted on Schick’s official Facebook page and will be raffled off to determine the winners. 

A trip to Hongkong and Macau for two awaits the grand prize winners while an Apple I-Pad Air will be given to second prize winner. The third prize winner will receive Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. There will also be 50 consolation prizes of Schick gift packs. 

From its original running date starting August 1 to September 30, 2014, the promo is now extended until November 30, 2014. 

“We are happy with the initial results of our Smooth Lee Promo, that is why, we wanted to extend it so that many will still have more chances of joining and winning,” said MJ Tiquia, Schick’s product manager. 

For more information on the latest promo from Schick Philipines, visit www.schick.com.ph , like www.facebook.com/schick.ph. Schick Philippines can also be followed through Twitter, Instagram, and youtube. Per DTI permit number, DTI-FTEN SPD Permit No. 0043 Series of 2014.

Posted at 7:48 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Kapuso Stars had a quick breaktime from their busy schedules during the Bloggers Rockeoke Night. It was a great time jamming with some of our fave kapuso artists, food trip, some drinks and a lot of chit chats.

Excited to know who is present during this awesome night? Here's the list: "More than Words" kilig love team Elmo Magalona and Janine Gutierrez, "Hiram na Alaala's" Kris Bernal, Ysmien Kurdi from "Yagit" and from the recent success of "Dading" is Glaiza De Castro.


The artist were very excited to talk about their projects, coming this November is Elmo and Janine's "More than Words", they are currently recording the theme song of the teleserye and mind you it is an orginal piece, so congratulations in advance. Kris Bernal is also happy with ther current project "Hiram na Alaala" with the very handsome Dennis Trillo,  asked about her love life? She currently has suitors but feels that it is not yet the right time and wanted to choose wisely this time because she hopes that whoever she will be with, is her forever. Yasmien Kurdi on the other hand enjoys her role as a mom in "Yagit" she said she can relate to it and easier for her to motivate herself since she's also a mom in real life, I love that she's so bubbly and still looked like the teenager from Star Struck. And what really amazed me that night is Glaiza De Castro, it is a Rockeoke night so of course singing was encouraged, and there she was, Glaiza belting out a song and I was like, this lady really has talent in singing, I know she sings but it is my first time to hear her live, hence the works on her upcoming album entitled "Synthesis" with all original tracks, she said she'll invite us once everything is done, and so is the suspense for you.


It was a super relaxing night having a good time with these Kapuso Stars in their normal mode, laughing and sharing stories with them. Hopefully we'll have more events like this with other stars in the future.

Kapuso Bloggers Rockeoke Night!


Kapuso Stars had a quick breaktime from their busy schedules during the Bloggers Rockeoke Night. It was a great time jamming with some of our fave kapuso artists, food trip, some drinks and a lot of chit chats.

Excited to know who is present during this awesome night? Here's the list: "More than Words" kilig love team Elmo Magalona and Janine Gutierrez, "Hiram na Alaala's" Kris Bernal, Ysmien Kurdi from "Yagit" and from the recent success of "Dading" is Glaiza De Castro.


The artist were very excited to talk about their projects, coming this November is Elmo and Janine's "More than Words", they are currently recording the theme song of the teleserye and mind you it is an orginal piece, so congratulations in advance. Kris Bernal is also happy with ther current project "Hiram na Alaala" with the very handsome Dennis Trillo,  asked about her love life? She currently has suitors but feels that it is not yet the right time and wanted to choose wisely this time because she hopes that whoever she will be with, is her forever. Yasmien Kurdi on the other hand enjoys her role as a mom in "Yagit" she said she can relate to it and easier for her to motivate herself since she's also a mom in real life, I love that she's so bubbly and still looked like the teenager from Star Struck. And what really amazed me that night is Glaiza De Castro, it is a Rockeoke night so of course singing was encouraged, and there she was, Glaiza belting out a song and I was like, this lady really has talent in singing, I know she sings but it is my first time to hear her live, hence the works on her upcoming album entitled "Synthesis" with all original tracks, she said she'll invite us once everything is done, and so is the suspense for you.


It was a super relaxing night having a good time with these Kapuso Stars in their normal mode, laughing and sharing stories with them. Hopefully we'll have more events like this with other stars in the future.

Posted at 3:27 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Thursday, November 6, 2014


November marks the month when everyone starts planning for the Holidays. Plans, such as gift giving is one big part of the whole holiday treat.

I've been in search of what new products, toys or groceries I could give out to family, friends and inaanaks. Luckily I found out about Healthy Options Christmas Boxes and got the chance to taste some of them and I thought to myself, healthy eating can be yummy too.

Sample Healthy Options Christmas Boxes

This year, Healthy Options together with Bow & Wow, Wine Story and Planet Grapes created beautiful and affordable  packages that will be available starting this November. Healthy Options gift boxes and catalogues were printed with the drawings of Children with cancer from a foundation; super cute and unique. I am super excited to shop since the products are very flexible.
Wines from Wine Story and Planet Grapes great for corporate gifts. Healthy Options for family, friends and kids. And of.course Bow & Wow for our lovely pets. Isn't that a good deal? So for a healthier gift giving, visit Healthy Options now.

Wine Variations from Wine Story and Planet Grapes



The Healthy Options Christmas Boxes Are Now Here!


November marks the month when everyone starts planning for the Holidays. Plans, such as gift giving is one big part of the whole holiday treat.

I've been in search of what new products, toys or groceries I could give out to family, friends and inaanaks. Luckily I found out about Healthy Options Christmas Boxes and got the chance to taste some of them and I thought to myself, healthy eating can be yummy too.

Sample Healthy Options Christmas Boxes

This year, Healthy Options together with Bow & Wow, Wine Story and Planet Grapes created beautiful and affordable  packages that will be available starting this November. Healthy Options gift boxes and catalogues were printed with the drawings of Children with cancer from a foundation; super cute and unique. I am super excited to shop since the products are very flexible.
Wines from Wine Story and Planet Grapes great for corporate gifts. Healthy Options for family, friends and kids. And of.course Bow & Wow for our lovely pets. Isn't that a good deal? So for a healthier gift giving, visit Healthy Options now.

Wine Variations from Wine Story and Planet Grapes



Posted at 6:35 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Monday, October 6, 2014


The most popular celebrity family on social media, Team Kramer has time and again shown how families can create truly meaningful and enjoyable moments without leaving the comforts of their home. Watch it here: bit.ly/lgteamkramer

In one of their latest videos, Team Kramer once more inspires with a great idea for family staycation. The video shows the couple and their kids Kendra, Scarlet and Gavin inside a tent right in the middle of their own living room. What made the indoor camping activity look real and more exciting was the breathtaking images and audio from their living room’s LG Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.

Even indoors, the kids were able to immerse themselves in outdoor sceneries with the sheer size of display coupled with amazing picture quality bringing breathtaking natural surroundings inside their living room.

The LG UHD TV from home entertainment innovator LG Electronics has real 4K resolution capability four times that of Full HD, giving incredibly vivid images, while its ultra real sound gives the full impact of a multi-channel, forward-facing speaker system.

Just like Team Kramer, you can also share your staycation ideas with your loved ones, and get a chance to win prizes. SUBSCRIBE to LG Electronics Philippines’ Official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/myLifesGoodPH and SHARE the video bit.ly/lgteamkramer with your answer your Facebook with the hashtag #LGUHDTVreal4K.

Three (3) participants with the most creative and fun answer will win LG Pocket Photo mobile printer (SRP Php7,990) with five boxes of Zink photo paper. Open to all Philippine residents, the promo will run from October 3 - 31, 2014 only.

For complete mechanics, visit www.lg.com/ph, www.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines”; or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Team Kramer's Super Fun Staycation with LG Ultra HD TV


The most popular celebrity family on social media, Team Kramer has time and again shown how families can create truly meaningful and enjoyable moments without leaving the comforts of their home. Watch it here: bit.ly/lgteamkramer

In one of their latest videos, Team Kramer once more inspires with a great idea for family staycation. The video shows the couple and their kids Kendra, Scarlet and Gavin inside a tent right in the middle of their own living room. What made the indoor camping activity look real and more exciting was the breathtaking images and audio from their living room’s LG Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.

Even indoors, the kids were able to immerse themselves in outdoor sceneries with the sheer size of display coupled with amazing picture quality bringing breathtaking natural surroundings inside their living room.

The LG UHD TV from home entertainment innovator LG Electronics has real 4K resolution capability four times that of Full HD, giving incredibly vivid images, while its ultra real sound gives the full impact of a multi-channel, forward-facing speaker system.

Just like Team Kramer, you can also share your staycation ideas with your loved ones, and get a chance to win prizes. SUBSCRIBE to LG Electronics Philippines’ Official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/myLifesGoodPH and SHARE the video bit.ly/lgteamkramer with your answer your Facebook with the hashtag #LGUHDTVreal4K.

Three (3) participants with the most creative and fun answer will win LG Pocket Photo mobile printer (SRP Php7,990) with five boxes of Zink photo paper. Open to all Philippine residents, the promo will run from October 3 - 31, 2014 only.

For complete mechanics, visit www.lg.com/ph, www.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines”; or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Posted at 4:45 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Sunday, October 5, 2014


"Bet Ng Bayan" the newest and freshest reality talent show of GMA will hit our TV screens starting tonight. This is exciting since most of us Filipinos love to showcase our talents and are very fond of joining contests.

I was given the privilege to actually witness the last leg of auditions here in my hometown, Baguio City. It was very interesting to sit down with Sir Charles, who was in charge of choosing who is in and who is out, his responsibility I think was very hard. I imagined myself being one of the judges, I had a hard time, I believe everyone has their own talent, its just that in this kind of competition it is a battle between the best of the best.

Surprisingly, there were a lot of audition registrations on our table, some were from provinces that were a bit far like Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, but most of the batch that I witnessed were from nearby provinces like Pangasinan and La Union. But I am of course most proud of Baguio people who came to audition because I think in general people from the Cordilleras are a bit shy to this types of contests.


Of course we know that the Philippines had numerous talent shows already and honestly I am also one of those who criticize why most of the time the ones who does "singing" as their talent piece usually ends up as the winner, the "Bet Ng bayan" audition made me realize that a big percentage of the auditionees were mostly singers, we Filipinos love to sing, maybe that's one of the reasons why "singers" usually win, but well that's just me.

Speaking of singers, we had an awesome break, a breather from the overwhelming talents that we had, the very beautiful Frencheska Farr was there to give us a treat showcasing her powerful voice and entertaining the crowd. It was my first time to see her perform live and I must say, I became an instant fan. She was also very game when people from the crowd started to ask to have pictures with her, a great talented lady she is.


Anyway, back to the auditions, I was able to talk to a few of those whom I thought (as a pretend judge lol!) Could actually get a yes and will move up to the next level. One of the girls has been joining various singing contests, so when she performed I saw and felt her confidence and she did so well, I asked her how she felt during her performance, she said she was not that too nervous because it was like normal for her to audition, but her nervousness is a bit different that time since it was her first try for a national television contest, asked if she think she's in? She said yes, she think and hopes so. Another popular home grown group performed and they took the stage and crowd by storm, (I think they're in shhh lol!), I was able too talk to one of their members and asked her why this time they joined for a national tv talent show, they said they wanted to represent Baguio and show the whole Philippines and the world that Baguio people are talented too.

All in all the experience made me feel exhausted that night but I super enjoyed watching and doing my own judging, also thankful to GMA for accomodating me and Sir Charles with our little chit chat of how things were done. It was indeed a tough job for the people behind these kind of shows, but I think "Bet Ng Bayan" will be a successful one, good luck to all the judges and let's all support our very own provinces and be proud of our Filipino talents.

"Bet Ng Bayan" will be hosted by the one and only Asia's Song Bird, Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid every Sunday at 9:40 p.m and will be co-hosted by the very handsome Alden Richards, during weeknights at 10:05 p.m.

Bet Ng Bayan | GMA's Newest Reality Talent Show Starts Tonight!


"Bet Ng Bayan" the newest and freshest reality talent show of GMA will hit our TV screens starting tonight. This is exciting since most of us Filipinos love to showcase our talents and are very fond of joining contests.

I was given the privilege to actually witness the last leg of auditions here in my hometown, Baguio City. It was very interesting to sit down with Sir Charles, who was in charge of choosing who is in and who is out, his responsibility I think was very hard. I imagined myself being one of the judges, I had a hard time, I believe everyone has their own talent, its just that in this kind of competition it is a battle between the best of the best.

Surprisingly, there were a lot of audition registrations on our table, some were from provinces that were a bit far like Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, but most of the batch that I witnessed were from nearby provinces like Pangasinan and La Union. But I am of course most proud of Baguio people who came to audition because I think in general people from the Cordilleras are a bit shy to this types of contests.


Of course we know that the Philippines had numerous talent shows already and honestly I am also one of those who criticize why most of the time the ones who does "singing" as their talent piece usually ends up as the winner, the "Bet Ng bayan" audition made me realize that a big percentage of the auditionees were mostly singers, we Filipinos love to sing, maybe that's one of the reasons why "singers" usually win, but well that's just me.

Speaking of singers, we had an awesome break, a breather from the overwhelming talents that we had, the very beautiful Frencheska Farr was there to give us a treat showcasing her powerful voice and entertaining the crowd. It was my first time to see her perform live and I must say, I became an instant fan. She was also very game when people from the crowd started to ask to have pictures with her, a great talented lady she is.


Anyway, back to the auditions, I was able to talk to a few of those whom I thought (as a pretend judge lol!) Could actually get a yes and will move up to the next level. One of the girls has been joining various singing contests, so when she performed I saw and felt her confidence and she did so well, I asked her how she felt during her performance, she said she was not that too nervous because it was like normal for her to audition, but her nervousness is a bit different that time since it was her first try for a national television contest, asked if she think she's in? She said yes, she think and hopes so. Another popular home grown group performed and they took the stage and crowd by storm, (I think they're in shhh lol!), I was able too talk to one of their members and asked her why this time they joined for a national tv talent show, they said they wanted to represent Baguio and show the whole Philippines and the world that Baguio people are talented too.

All in all the experience made me feel exhausted that night but I super enjoyed watching and doing my own judging, also thankful to GMA for accomodating me and Sir Charles with our little chit chat of how things were done. It was indeed a tough job for the people behind these kind of shows, but I think "Bet Ng Bayan" will be a successful one, good luck to all the judges and let's all support our very own provinces and be proud of our Filipino talents.

"Bet Ng Bayan" will be hosted by the one and only Asia's Song Bird, Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid every Sunday at 9:40 p.m and will be co-hosted by the very handsome Alden Richards, during weeknights at 10:05 p.m.

Posted at 7:38 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Friday, September 19, 2014



Twitter world once again exploded with Trending topics pertaining to this generation's teen queen and king Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo also known as KathNiel. A video which seemed being recorded in the dark so it kinda meant as an audio recording blasted online. Some said it was really Daniel and others are still not believing. The audio video that went out contains voices of Daniel and some friends (as per the description) maybe hanging out and sharing some guy-thing-like stories. They were seemingly talking about a guy who is smelly and a girl crush of Daniel.



Of course we all know how solid the supporters of KathNiel's are so as expected trending mostly on twitter were about them. And of course Mommy Karla Estrada felt the same too!  Some are mad to whoever leaked the video but on the other hand my question is who recorded the video? Was he a friend? What's his purpose?


Video Link Here

KathNiels React | Was it really Daniel?



Twitter world once again exploded with Trending topics pertaining to this generation's teen queen and king Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo also known as KathNiel. A video which seemed being recorded in the dark so it kinda meant as an audio recording blasted online. Some said it was really Daniel and others are still not believing. The audio video that went out contains voices of Daniel and some friends (as per the description) maybe hanging out and sharing some guy-thing-like stories. They were seemingly talking about a guy who is smelly and a girl crush of Daniel.



Of course we all know how solid the supporters of KathNiel's are so as expected trending mostly on twitter were about them. And of course Mommy Karla Estrada felt the same too!  Some are mad to whoever leaked the video but on the other hand my question is who recorded the video? Was he a friend? What's his purpose?


Video Link Here

Posted at 2:35 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Friday, September 12, 2014



Looking for the right place to spend your dream vacation with your loved ones?

Look no more as Le Soleil de Boracay gives you numerous reasons to book your much-awaited jaunt at the French-Mediterranean themed resort.

The right blend of luxury and affordability, Le Soleil de Boracay is an elegant haven on a tropical beach setting. Nestled at the heart of Boracay’s Station 2, it is where you can experience what it is like living the good life in the Riviera as the premier resort features French-Mediterranean inspired architecture, with European decor influences, and plush accommodations reminiscent of French villas.

Make the most of your stay in the island as Le Soleil gives you easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, and local key attractions. Witness the island’s majestic beauty through a day trek in the mountains. Enjoy unparallelled aquatic activities such as scuba diving, parasailing, and reef walking. The excitement doesn’t stop at sundown as you can dance the night away amidst the island’s colorful and exciting nightlife.

Le Soleil de Boracay also offers an escape for some peace and quiet after the party, with nine amazing room categories that are dedicated to providing you pure comfort and contentment. Whether you are in a vacation with your partner, family, friends, or just yourself, the hotel provides spacious and luxurious rooms that will surely fit your needs.



Pamper yourself with Le Soleil de Boracay’s numerous amenities and facilities. Dip in the swimming pool if you are tired of the beach, or keep your fitness routine at the hotel’s indoor gym. The hotel also offers meeting and conference facilities good for 60 people – great for team buildings and company outings.

Get the best dining experience in the island by indulging in an all-day, eat-all-you-can spread at Le Soleil de Boracay’s Beach Café. Start your morning right with a buffet breakfast, or experience peace and tranquility as you escape from the buzz of the island as you dine in private with your one and only at Le Soleil de Boracay’s beach front.



As the sun sets down, head directly to Le Soleil de Boracay’s beachside barbeque dinner if food cooked ihaw-ihaw style is your thing. Chill and take a sip of handcrafted cocktails and non-alcoholic mixed drinks by the pool courtesy of the Blue Bar, Le Soleil’s poolside bar.

Le Soleil de Boracay awaits you. Book a room now and turn that dream vacation into reality! For inquiries or reservations please call +(632)759-9811 / +(632)759-9812 / +(632) 899-6779 or email reservations@lesoleil.com.ph. For more information, visit and like their official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lesoleildeboracayhotel

Le Soleil de Boracay | A Dream Vacation



Looking for the right place to spend your dream vacation with your loved ones?

Look no more as Le Soleil de Boracay gives you numerous reasons to book your much-awaited jaunt at the French-Mediterranean themed resort.

The right blend of luxury and affordability, Le Soleil de Boracay is an elegant haven on a tropical beach setting. Nestled at the heart of Boracay’s Station 2, it is where you can experience what it is like living the good life in the Riviera as the premier resort features French-Mediterranean inspired architecture, with European decor influences, and plush accommodations reminiscent of French villas.

Make the most of your stay in the island as Le Soleil gives you easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, and local key attractions. Witness the island’s majestic beauty through a day trek in the mountains. Enjoy unparallelled aquatic activities such as scuba diving, parasailing, and reef walking. The excitement doesn’t stop at sundown as you can dance the night away amidst the island’s colorful and exciting nightlife.

Le Soleil de Boracay also offers an escape for some peace and quiet after the party, with nine amazing room categories that are dedicated to providing you pure comfort and contentment. Whether you are in a vacation with your partner, family, friends, or just yourself, the hotel provides spacious and luxurious rooms that will surely fit your needs.



Pamper yourself with Le Soleil de Boracay’s numerous amenities and facilities. Dip in the swimming pool if you are tired of the beach, or keep your fitness routine at the hotel’s indoor gym. The hotel also offers meeting and conference facilities good for 60 people – great for team buildings and company outings.

Get the best dining experience in the island by indulging in an all-day, eat-all-you-can spread at Le Soleil de Boracay’s Beach Café. Start your morning right with a buffet breakfast, or experience peace and tranquility as you escape from the buzz of the island as you dine in private with your one and only at Le Soleil de Boracay’s beach front.



As the sun sets down, head directly to Le Soleil de Boracay’s beachside barbeque dinner if food cooked ihaw-ihaw style is your thing. Chill and take a sip of handcrafted cocktails and non-alcoholic mixed drinks by the pool courtesy of the Blue Bar, Le Soleil’s poolside bar.

Le Soleil de Boracay awaits you. Book a room now and turn that dream vacation into reality! For inquiries or reservations please call +(632)759-9811 / +(632)759-9812 / +(632) 899-6779 or email reservations@lesoleil.com.ph. For more information, visit and like their official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lesoleildeboracayhotel

Posted at 1:47 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie surprised everyone last week with their secret France wedding on Aug. 23. And now, the first photos of Angelina, Brad and their six children have emerged.
Featured in the upcoming issue of People Magazine, Jolie wore an elegant satin gown and a classic veil, which were both customized with drawings of the couple's six children. Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed the drawings into the garments.

Photo credits to hellomagazine.com

"Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress," Jolie told People. "He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together." 

"It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter," Jolie and Pitt told People magazine. "It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family." 
And besides the dress, Jolie and Pitt's children were active in all areas of the ceremony and wedding planning: Sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked Jolie down the aisle; Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, served as flower girls for the ceremony; and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, were the ring bearers. 
People reports that Pitt wore a suit from his closet, but borrowed a tie from one of his sons after he forgot to pack one of his own. Celebrities, they're just like us! 

Source: today.com

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Wedding | First Photos


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie surprised everyone last week with their secret France wedding on Aug. 23. And now, the first photos of Angelina, Brad and their six children have emerged.
Featured in the upcoming issue of People Magazine, Jolie wore an elegant satin gown and a classic veil, which were both customized with drawings of the couple's six children. Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed the drawings into the garments.

Photo credits to hellomagazine.com

"Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress," Jolie told People. "He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together." 

"It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter," Jolie and Pitt told People magazine. "It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family." 
And besides the dress, Jolie and Pitt's children were active in all areas of the ceremony and wedding planning: Sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked Jolie down the aisle; Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, served as flower girls for the ceremony; and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, were the ring bearers. 
People reports that Pitt wore a suit from his closet, but borrowed a tie from one of his sons after he forgot to pack one of his own. Celebrities, they're just like us! 

Source: today.com

Posted at 10:11 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Imagine yourself to never have problems on computing how much added cost could an airconditioner, refrigerator or television add up to your monthly electricity consumption because you can actually compute it automatically. Worry no more because Meralco MoVE app is here and it is for free!

Meralco has launched its MeralcO Virtual Engine (MoVE), an iOS and Android-friendly app that allows consumers to have more power over their monthly electric bill.

Knowing that people are more conscious of their electricity usage nowadays, Meralco developed this app to make managing consumers’ electricity spending better. One of the key features allows users to compute their power consumption based on their appliances’ cost per hour and length of use per day and week.

The MoVE app also gives users electricity-saving tips, Meralco news updates, and more.

This is the full list of features:
1.      Usage - tracks your electrical consumption in real time, by adding your appliances and switch them on and off in the app as you would use them at home.
2.      Calculator - lets you forecast the electrical consumption when buying an appliance or simply know how much an appliance costs to operate.
3.      Directory - easily find the Meralco branch or Bayad Center nearest you.
4.      Information - notifications on power interruptions, scheduled maintenance or Meralco events.
5.      Bright Ideas - helpful tips for your home on how to conserve electricity
6.      E-Bill - delivers your Meralco bill online for convenience

To help promote the launch of the MoVE app, Meralco introduced horoscope videos starring comedienne Giselle Sanchez. She plays Madame Giselle, a fortune teller who identifies the electricity-wasting bad habits of each Zodiac sign and gives advice on how the MoVE app can help them. Watch the videos on Meralco’s YouTube channel.

The MoVE app is available for free, on both the App Store and Google Play. For details, visit meralco.com.ph.

MERALCO MoVE App | A Better Guide to Manage Your Bills


Imagine yourself to never have problems on computing how much added cost could an airconditioner, refrigerator or television add up to your monthly electricity consumption because you can actually compute it automatically. Worry no more because Meralco MoVE app is here and it is for free!

Meralco has launched its MeralcO Virtual Engine (MoVE), an iOS and Android-friendly app that allows consumers to have more power over their monthly electric bill.

Knowing that people are more conscious of their electricity usage nowadays, Meralco developed this app to make managing consumers’ electricity spending better. One of the key features allows users to compute their power consumption based on their appliances’ cost per hour and length of use per day and week.

The MoVE app also gives users electricity-saving tips, Meralco news updates, and more.

This is the full list of features:
1.      Usage - tracks your electrical consumption in real time, by adding your appliances and switch them on and off in the app as you would use them at home.
2.      Calculator - lets you forecast the electrical consumption when buying an appliance or simply know how much an appliance costs to operate.
3.      Directory - easily find the Meralco branch or Bayad Center nearest you.
4.      Information - notifications on power interruptions, scheduled maintenance or Meralco events.
5.      Bright Ideas - helpful tips for your home on how to conserve electricity
6.      E-Bill - delivers your Meralco bill online for convenience

To help promote the launch of the MoVE app, Meralco introduced horoscope videos starring comedienne Giselle Sanchez. She plays Madame Giselle, a fortune teller who identifies the electricity-wasting bad habits of each Zodiac sign and gives advice on how the MoVE app can help them. Watch the videos on Meralco’s YouTube channel.

The MoVE app is available for free, on both the App Store and Google Play. For details, visit meralco.com.ph.

Posted at 12:32 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I'm a typical wash and wear lady, I don't have time to really fix myself that much, a little powder puff, then lipstick, and I am good to go. So thus with my hair, I'm a bit lazy to blowdry or iron and my hair is wavy, so for the past 7 years, either I am permed or rebonded. But because of too much chemicals and my hair really was damaged I had to stop, for two years I didn't do anything to my hair just the usual spa or hot oil treatments.

Lately I was thinking of having a rebond after that 2-year pause, but the husband disapproves, he thinks too straight doesn't really fit my looks since I have a rounded face and chubby too lol! And then I saw a good friend Donna's Instagram post of her digital permed hair, a brief background, Donna was an officemate way back and she's a total fashionista from head to toe, I really learned a lot from her super. So anyway I told her I super love her curls and she said I could try it also at her friends Salon in Fisher Mall in Quezon Ave. Which is the Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio. So you see it's not just for the hair but for make-up services too.
I told my husband about it and upon learning that it's gonna be a digital perm kind of fix, he immediately approves it. Yay!



Now let's go to the salon experience, I was greeted by their very friendly receptionist Emily whom we can call as Ems, who also did my shampoo and handled my hair with care, I love their shampoo tub since you won't need to fully lay down and stretch your neck, it's like a usual reclined seat less the effort of making sure that the back of your neck reaches the tub and oh the water was of normal temperature not too hot nor cold. And then i met Jerwin, he is one of the stylist here and said that he was also the one who fid Donna's hair, by that statement alone I knew I was in good hands. So after shampoo, Jerwin did a little trimming to remove the split ends, dry hair and do a little styling so that the curls will be more gorgeous.



Next was the medicine application to set my hair for the digital perm machine, its been a while since the last time I had the smell of hair medicine, a bit weird but its all good "tiis ganda" was my mantra lol!

Jerwin handled my hair ever so gently, I had experienced other stylist who have heavy hands in handling clients' hair, this one I like, no pressure just plain pampering.
After rinsing the medicine off my hair, we now proceed to the placing of what seems like as hair rollers to achieve the perefct curl, and so we roll.


After the rollers were placed, it was a bit heavy but bearable, then we move on to the digital perm machine, its like a spaceship over my head, if it' your first time, you'll be a bit worried but this one is safe, I think what it does is to actually like cook the hair so as to form the curls. By the way, this procedure would last for about 3 to 4 hours, they serve water or iced tea but if in case you feel the need to grab a bite, Ems the receptionist is ready and willing to do some food errands.
So when the red lights are on, be prepared for hotness, the cooking process is a bit hot but no need to worry if you feel that its too hot to handle, just let the staff know and they'll fix something or add a padding for an immediate relief, 25 min of hotness that is!

May I add, I like how the staff communicates with their clients, they are nice yet professional, they know their limits in terms of getting to know the client, not too many and personal questions, also they are not noisy and giggling and talking about other people, other clients or whatever they want, they focus on what they do.

So after the machine, we have to wait for the hair rollers to cool down before removing them, but the removing process is not easy, they attached a neck pillow shaped plastic container on my neck because while the rollers are being removed a certain rinsing medicine is being poured hence another tiis ganda process.



Then the final rinse, I was super excited to get the look that I missed. Voila! Hello digitally permed hair. I super love it and the husband too! So, for those of you who would like to try a  different look and get your hair permed too, visit Introspect Salon at the 3rd Level of Fisher Mall, rate starts at Php 3,500 depending on hair assessment but it will surely be worth it.

Check them out for other services too, maybe after 6 months or so I could get the husband to say yes for a rebond and I would love my hair to still be treated at Introspect Salon *wink*

Reunited with my curls | Digital Perm at Introspect Salon and Make-UpStudio


I'm a typical wash and wear lady, I don't have time to really fix myself that much, a little powder puff, then lipstick, and I am good to go. So thus with my hair, I'm a bit lazy to blowdry or iron and my hair is wavy, so for the past 7 years, either I am permed or rebonded. But because of too much chemicals and my hair really was damaged I had to stop, for two years I didn't do anything to my hair just the usual spa or hot oil treatments.

Lately I was thinking of having a rebond after that 2-year pause, but the husband disapproves, he thinks too straight doesn't really fit my looks since I have a rounded face and chubby too lol! And then I saw a good friend Donna's Instagram post of her digital permed hair, a brief background, Donna was an officemate way back and she's a total fashionista from head to toe, I really learned a lot from her super. So anyway I told her I super love her curls and she said I could try it also at her friends Salon in Fisher Mall in Quezon Ave. Which is the Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio. So you see it's not just for the hair but for make-up services too.
I told my husband about it and upon learning that it's gonna be a digital perm kind of fix, he immediately approves it. Yay!



Now let's go to the salon experience, I was greeted by their very friendly receptionist Emily whom we can call as Ems, who also did my shampoo and handled my hair with care, I love their shampoo tub since you won't need to fully lay down and stretch your neck, it's like a usual reclined seat less the effort of making sure that the back of your neck reaches the tub and oh the water was of normal temperature not too hot nor cold. And then i met Jerwin, he is one of the stylist here and said that he was also the one who fid Donna's hair, by that statement alone I knew I was in good hands. So after shampoo, Jerwin did a little trimming to remove the split ends, dry hair and do a little styling so that the curls will be more gorgeous.



Next was the medicine application to set my hair for the digital perm machine, its been a while since the last time I had the smell of hair medicine, a bit weird but its all good "tiis ganda" was my mantra lol!

Jerwin handled my hair ever so gently, I had experienced other stylist who have heavy hands in handling clients' hair, this one I like, no pressure just plain pampering.
After rinsing the medicine off my hair, we now proceed to the placing of what seems like as hair rollers to achieve the perefct curl, and so we roll.


After the rollers were placed, it was a bit heavy but bearable, then we move on to the digital perm machine, its like a spaceship over my head, if it' your first time, you'll be a bit worried but this one is safe, I think what it does is to actually like cook the hair so as to form the curls. By the way, this procedure would last for about 3 to 4 hours, they serve water or iced tea but if in case you feel the need to grab a bite, Ems the receptionist is ready and willing to do some food errands.
So when the red lights are on, be prepared for hotness, the cooking process is a bit hot but no need to worry if you feel that its too hot to handle, just let the staff know and they'll fix something or add a padding for an immediate relief, 25 min of hotness that is!

May I add, I like how the staff communicates with their clients, they are nice yet professional, they know their limits in terms of getting to know the client, not too many and personal questions, also they are not noisy and giggling and talking about other people, other clients or whatever they want, they focus on what they do.

So after the machine, we have to wait for the hair rollers to cool down before removing them, but the removing process is not easy, they attached a neck pillow shaped plastic container on my neck because while the rollers are being removed a certain rinsing medicine is being poured hence another tiis ganda process.



Then the final rinse, I was super excited to get the look that I missed. Voila! Hello digitally permed hair. I super love it and the husband too! So, for those of you who would like to try a  different look and get your hair permed too, visit Introspect Salon at the 3rd Level of Fisher Mall, rate starts at Php 3,500 depending on hair assessment but it will surely be worth it.

Check them out for other services too, maybe after 6 months or so I could get the husband to say yes for a rebond and I would love my hair to still be treated at Introspect Salon *wink*

Posted at 12:45 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

Sunday, August 17, 2014


  
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) through its Media Solution Center in Southeast Asia (MSCSEA) today announced a series of initiatives to engage parents and children with a safe and secure “learning by playing” environment.

The initiatives will take place in the Philippines, and the rest of Southeast Asia, and will include the launch of Samsung KidsTimeTM; a children’s content service application (app), and the creation of a Samsung KidsTimeTM Author’s Award to encourage publishers to create relevant content for children.

Cris Concepcion, Director for Content & Services, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation said: "Samsung KidsTimeTM promotes a safe and secure learning environment for children. The large variety of kids' apps available makes it difficult for parents to filter and monitor what their kids are doing with technology. Through Samsung KidsTimeTM, parents are provided with tools such as Time Set, App Lock and Parent Report. This gives them peace of mind knowing that their child’s play sessions are guided and meaningful."

Samsung KidsTimeTM
Samsung KidsTimeTM is a content subscription service optimized for Samsung tablets that provides children aged 3-7 years old with access to a carefully handpicked set of edu-tainment apps and eBooks, and parents with additional features including personalized children usage reports.

The app provides content in a safe and age-appropriate environment, free from advertisements and in-app purchases. At launch, children have access to 30 eBooks and game apps revolving around themes such as learning math, literacy, science, creativity and others. The list will eventually expand to more than 50 apps that will be refreshed monthly.

Parents are also provided with “App Lock” function that prevents children from leaving the app environment without a passcode. This app allows kids to play and learn in a safe digital environment, giving parents peace of mind.

Concepcion continues: “It can be challenging and frustrating for parents to filter and identify safe and age-appropriate apps for their children. Content publishers are also finding it difficult for their apps to be discovered by parents that want to guide their child’s early learning progress. We can help address these challenges with Samsung KidsTimeTM, by providing an expertly designed and managed platform that makes it easy for parents to discover content and publishers to target consumers.

Samsung KidsTimeTM also has a time-setting function that allow parents to teach their kids to use technology responsibly. It also gives them personalized reports so they can monitor the apps their children are playing.

Based on the child’s usage, Samsung KidsTime TM gives parents the visibility on the type of content that appeals to their child as well as a comprehensive view of the child’s interests.  It will also recommend apps that they would need to supplement holistic learning. For example, if a particular child always plays games that lean towards Math, it will recommend apps that are geared towards Science and Reading.


Samsung KidsTimeTM Author’s Award
Samsung has announced the creation and launch of Samsung KidsTimeTM Author’s Award, in partnership with the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014. Here in the Philippines, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) led headed by its chairperson Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz, will lead in identifying ten potential award winners, who will each win USD 20,000 and will have their winning submissions featured in Samsung KidsTimeTM for a year.

Participation is open to authors or publishers across the Philippines and South East Asia and will run until end October 2014. For the Philippines, the Author’s Award will be issued to 10 winners and valued at USD 2,000 per award.

Winners will be announced in November 2014 and the winning submissions will be promoted and distributed on Samsung KidsTimeTM in Southeast Asia for 12 months. More information can be found at the Samsung KidsTimeTM website.

Ms. Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz, National Book Development Board Chair said: "The National Book Development Board welcomes this collaboration with the Samsung KidsTimeTM Author's Award as it supports our advocacy to provide incentives for the publishing industry and to promote literacy especially among young readers.  The idea of digitizing noteworthy children's literature to make it accessible to a larger population beyond borders and to a clientele more attuned to the digital format is one that is long overdue.  We dream of every child reading in whatever format is within his/her reach.  What a boon to authors, illustrators, publishers and the entire reading community!"

Availability and pricing
Samsung KidsTimeTM is currently available for all users of Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (7.0”), GALAXY Tab 3 Lite and GALAXY Tab 4 (7.0”) and will soon be available for other Samsung devices. 

Samsung KidsTimeTM is now available for download for free from Google Play.   In the Philippines, the app comes with a  free 1 month subscription to over 30 kid-safe apps and eBooks. In the Philippines, parents can upgrade to a monthly subscription of Php 199 that will give them unlimited access to all Samsung KidsTimeTM content.

Samsung launches the Samsung KidsTime App


  
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) through its Media Solution Center in Southeast Asia (MSCSEA) today announced a series of initiatives to engage parents and children with a safe and secure “learning by playing” environment.

The initiatives will take place in the Philippines, and the rest of Southeast Asia, and will include the launch of Samsung KidsTimeTM; a children’s content service application (app), and the creation of a Samsung KidsTimeTM Author’s Award to encourage publishers to create relevant content for children.

Cris Concepcion, Director for Content & Services, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation said: "Samsung KidsTimeTM promotes a safe and secure learning environment for children. The large variety of kids' apps available makes it difficult for parents to filter and monitor what their kids are doing with technology. Through Samsung KidsTimeTM, parents are provided with tools such as Time Set, App Lock and Parent Report. This gives them peace of mind knowing that their child’s play sessions are guided and meaningful."

Samsung KidsTimeTM
Samsung KidsTimeTM is a content subscription service optimized for Samsung tablets that provides children aged 3-7 years old with access to a carefully handpicked set of edu-tainment apps and eBooks, and parents with additional features including personalized children usage reports.

The app provides content in a safe and age-appropriate environment, free from advertisements and in-app purchases. At launch, children have access to 30 eBooks and game apps revolving around themes such as learning math, literacy, science, creativity and others. The list will eventually expand to more than 50 apps that will be refreshed monthly.

Parents are also provided with “App Lock” function that prevents children from leaving the app environment without a passcode. This app allows kids to play and learn in a safe digital environment, giving parents peace of mind.

Concepcion continues: “It can be challenging and frustrating for parents to filter and identify safe and age-appropriate apps for their children. Content publishers are also finding it difficult for their apps to be discovered by parents that want to guide their child’s early learning progress. We can help address these challenges with Samsung KidsTimeTM, by providing an expertly designed and managed platform that makes it easy for parents to discover content and publishers to target consumers.

Samsung KidsTimeTM also has a time-setting function that allow parents to teach their kids to use technology responsibly. It also gives them personalized reports so they can monitor the apps their children are playing.

Based on the child’s usage, Samsung KidsTime TM gives parents the visibility on the type of content that appeals to their child as well as a comprehensive view of the child’s interests.  It will also recommend apps that they would need to supplement holistic learning. For example, if a particular child always plays games that lean towards Math, it will recommend apps that are geared towards Science and Reading.


Samsung KidsTimeTM Author’s Award
Samsung has announced the creation and launch of Samsung KidsTimeTM Author’s Award, in partnership with the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014. Here in the Philippines, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) led headed by its chairperson Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz, will lead in identifying ten potential award winners, who will each win USD 20,000 and will have their winning submissions featured in Samsung KidsTimeTM for a year.

Participation is open to authors or publishers across the Philippines and South East Asia and will run until end October 2014. For the Philippines, the Author’s Award will be issued to 10 winners and valued at USD 2,000 per award.

Winners will be announced in November 2014 and the winning submissions will be promoted and distributed on Samsung KidsTimeTM in Southeast Asia for 12 months. More information can be found at the Samsung KidsTimeTM website.

Ms. Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz, National Book Development Board Chair said: "The National Book Development Board welcomes this collaboration with the Samsung KidsTimeTM Author's Award as it supports our advocacy to provide incentives for the publishing industry and to promote literacy especially among young readers.  The idea of digitizing noteworthy children's literature to make it accessible to a larger population beyond borders and to a clientele more attuned to the digital format is one that is long overdue.  We dream of every child reading in whatever format is within his/her reach.  What a boon to authors, illustrators, publishers and the entire reading community!"

Availability and pricing
Samsung KidsTimeTM is currently available for all users of Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (7.0”), GALAXY Tab 3 Lite and GALAXY Tab 4 (7.0”) and will soon be available for other Samsung devices. 

Samsung KidsTimeTM is now available for download for free from Google Play.   In the Philippines, the app comes with a  free 1 month subscription to over 30 kid-safe apps and eBooks. In the Philippines, parents can upgrade to a monthly subscription of Php 199 that will give them unlimited access to all Samsung KidsTimeTM content.

Posted at 10:04 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

0 comments :

back to top