Paradizoo: Paradise in the South

The annual event of Zoomanity Group (Yupangco Group of Companies) at Mendez, Cavite is always the event to attend to yearly. Not just you will see an improvement every year for more flowers, vegetables, animals & facilities but an improvement for activities and parade of animals.

The Paradizoo "Power of Three" event is an annual event to showcase the beautiful array of different kinds of flowers, different breed of farm animals & different kinds of vegetables.

For this year from January 10, 2015 to March 31, 2015, different programs and activities will be showcased and as follows;

January 10- Sneak preview/ Neighbors Day/Teachers Day/Government Officials Day with pigeon racing from Residence Inn Tagaytay to Paradizoo in Mendez Cavite.

January 17- Opening and the Flower festival week that includes also the ribbon cutting with Zoomanity Group CEO Robert Yupangco.

January 24- Opening of Bonsai at Eclectic Garden & Seminar with Zoomanity Group Consultant for Bonsai, Atish who is from Bangladesh.

February 7- Livestock Festival Week with a speaker from UPLB.

February 28- Vegetable festival week with Mr. Zonito Tamase and Mr. Conrado Hernandez to talk about the "Power of Malunggay" and " Basic Lettuce Growing & Hydroponics."

March 14- Amazing Animal Parade with Joy Baleteza to talk about "Organic Cacao Farming."

March 21, March 28 and March 31- Zoomanity Group will launch their new products with Mr. Ed Ilanda to talk about the Presidential Bamboo Foundation.


WD partakes in Blogopolis 2015

WD participates in the country’s biggest blog and social media conference, Nuffnang Philippines’ Blogopolis 2015, held on February 21, 2015 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.

Dubbed as “Shifting Gears”, the Blogopolis event is poised to gather people from different walks of life with varied hobbies and interests as they get inspiration in the blogosphere and updates about online trends from the country’s most influential bloggers and media personalities.

WD is supporting this annual event by showcasing its latest product portfolio, offering product consultation and photo booth opportunities. WD is also giving away freebies and merchandise to visitors of WD booth.

Blogging with WD

Blogging is all about sharing anything under the sun to your readers, be it your personal experience or random fun at your professional atmosphere, or any other exciting topics you deem important to be documented and shared. Be it fashion, travel, fitness, entertainment or sports, your blog posts are sure to be more exciting with captivating photos and amazing videos!

For fashion bloggers

For those bloggers who have passion for fashion and would not last a day without capturing their stunning Outfit Of The Day or OOTDs, WD’s My Passport Wireless is the best choice! One may store photos in this handy and fashionable hard drive without the hassle of cords.

WD My Passport Wireless prices:
 1 TB starts at Php 9,590
2 TB starts at Php 11,990

For tech bloggers

Gamers and techie people will never let their files go constrained. That is why WD has designed hard drives that are worthy of this rule! With its WD Red 5TB (model #: WD50EFRX), you have the convenience to store your always updating files!

WD Red prices:
5TB is priced at Php 10,950,
6 TB (model #: WD60EFRX) is priced at Php 13,400.

WD Red takes pride in its network attached storage (NAS) system. For other options, WD Red Pro boasts of its 16-bay high capacity performance.

WD Red Pro prices:
2 TB (model #: WD2001FFSX) is priced at Php 6,995
3 TB (model #: WD3001FFSX) is priced at Php 8,850
4 TB (model #: WD4001FFSX) is priced at Php 11,550

For bloggers on-the-go

For the on-the-go bloggers who wish to widen their video library, store clips for a long period of time and access these files conveniently everywhere, WD My Cloud and WD My Cloud EX2 are the right options.

WD My Cloud prices:
4 TB at Php 11, 490
3 TB at Php 8, 990
2 TB at Php 7, 490

WD My Cloud EX2 prices:
4 TB ranges from Php 17, 990
6 TB ranges from Php 22,990
8 TB ranges from Php 28,990
As the revolutionary world of media and online world continue to grow, WD is always prepared to shift its gears to give the best storage solution that every enthusiast can ever have.

It's amazing to know that WD doesn't want to be left behind in the storage scene specially that people's needs are ever so changing! I admire the work they put into providing different types of products for the different types of people. As a blogger I, personally have always been curious about the WD My Cloud as it actually allows us to have our own cloud storage where we can access our files remotely! Talk about awesome! 

Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club Season 2!

Jamie and Jimmy are back to fly the flag for Britain's greatest grub!
- Celebrity guests this season include Sienna Miller, Usain Bolt, and other pals -

JAMIE & JIMMY’S FOOD FIGHT CLUB returns for an all-new food adventure! Together with their special guests, Jamie Oliver and his old childhood pal, farmer and television presenter Jimmy Doherty will be exploring and celebrating more of Britain's diverse food heritage and forgotten eats, as well as whipping up more incredible local dishes from their pop-up café at Southend Pier, Essex. Among the celebrity guests this season are Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. Season two of JAMIE & JIMMY’S FOOD FIGHT CLUB premieres every Thursday at 8:00 p.m., starting March 5. Encores every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Monday at 8:00 a.m.

In this six-part series, Jamie and Jimmy will be inviting some of their celebrity friends who will cook and serve the dish of the day to the café’s patrons. Sienna learns the all-essential steps and tips to making her favourite rich duck ragu with pici pasta. Jamie teaches Usain to replicate the dish the sprinter believes is the secret to his Olympic

success – his Aunt Lily’s Jamaican Jerk pork with yam and dumplings. Multi-award winning comedienne Jennifer Saunders cooks savoury Italian porchetta with Jamie. Actress and judge of Britain’s Got Talent Amanda Holden makes an authentic Greek moussaka inspired by her grandmother’s travels.

As usual, Jamie and Jimmy will hit the road and continue their mission to revive some of the country’s lost or nearly extinct ingredients and foods such as 160-year-old tarts, long lost spuds from historic Colchester and many others. Jamie also tops off each week with an easy-to-make ‘blow-out’ recipe that will knock the socks off of everyone, while Jimmy tears it up with tasty food-science experiments and crafty culinary ideas such as re-inventing doner kebabs in old oil drums and roasting succulent tandoor chicken in a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) dustbin oven.

Hear humorous stories and share laughs aplenty as these lifelong buddies reminisce about their youth and celebrate the best of British cooking in the latest season of JAMIE & JIMMY’S FOOD FIGHT CLUB!

About Jamie and Jimmy


Jamie Oliver (born May 27, 1975) is a phenomenon in the world of food. He is one of the world’s best-loved television personalities. Jamie has had huge success with his many television series The Naked Chef, Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s School Dinners, Jamie’s Great Italian Escape, Return to School Dinners, Jamie’s Chef, Jamie’s Ministry of Food… and more recently Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals, Jamie’s Big Feastival and the Emmy award-winning Jamie’s Food Revolution.

Jamie has inspired people to spend more time enjoying being in the kitchen – and even start growing their own food! His programmes have now been broadcast in over 100 countries. Having been translated into over 30 languages, the accompanying cookbooks are bestsellers not only in the United Kingdom (UK) but across the world. His 2010 book, Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals, became Jamie’s first million-selling book in the UK as well as being the fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began.

His high street restaurant collection ‘Jamie’s Italian’ is hugely popular across the UK and the Fifteen restaurant group, which he founded in 2002, provides training for young people in three locations around the world, producing food of the highest quality.

Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and his kids, Poppy, Daisy, Petal and Buddy.


Jimmy Doherty (born May 24, 1975) has always been passionate about nature and farming. By the time he was 16, he was the youngest ever Assistant Entomologist at the Mole Hall Wildlife Park, Walden. After gaining a degree in Zoology, Jimmy worked in the Entomology Department at London’s Natural History Museum before moving on to Coventry University where he taught Animal Ecology and Animal Philosophy.

In 2003, Jimmy decided it was time to make his dream of living the good life a reality. He left London and without any experience or prior knowledge of farming, took on a leasehold of a 100-acre farm near Ipswich in Suffolk. His rollercoaster journey to change this derelict farm into a rare breed pig farm was followed in a television series called Jimmy’s Farm.

From there, Jimmy became an established science presenter and his credits include two series of Jimmy’s Food Factory. As a result of his increasing popularity and success, he hosted several other series such as Jimmy’s Grow Your Own Christmas Dinner, Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket and Jimmy’s Forest.

Jimmy has written three books and has launched a number of food products called ‘Jimmy’s Farmers Range’ featuring a variety of sausages.

Each September, Jimmy hosts a food and music festival on his farm called ‘Harvest at Jimmy’s’ and he has also recently opened a restaurant on the farm celebrating quality local produce.

Jimmy married Michaela Furney at a reception held at his farm in August 2009. They have two daughters named Molly Rose and Cora Mae.

Episode Guide


Jamie reveals how to cook the ultimate steak – his blow-out côte de bœuf. Jimmy produces succulent tandoori chicken in his Do-It-Yourself (DIY) dustbin oven. Usain Bolt cooks up the dish he reckons is the secret to his success – his Aunt Lily’s Jamaican jerk pork with yamand dumplings. The boys are determined to put a fantastic but forgotten Nottinghamshire cheese back on the map.


Sienna Miller cooks a rich Tuscan duck ragu with pici pasta. Jamie goes for the wow factor with his whole sea bass baked in salt. Jimmy builds a Cajun microwave to create an alternative to the hog roast which delivers the ultimate crackling. The boys discover a delicious Lancastrian biscuit that had pride of place at the heart of an ancient feast.


Jamie re-invents the humble roast chicken with not one, but two blow-out recipes – chicken in a crust and beer butt chicken. Jimmy gives the doner kebab the gourmet treatment. Amanda Holden cooks authentic Greek moussaka inspired by her nan’s travels. The boysserve a tasty tart from Richmond with a long and royal history.


Jimmy serves his own charcuterie made in his DIY Tuscan cave. Jamie knocks up an indulgent feast of fresh Scottish scallops with bacon and sage, served with creamy mash.Kirstie Allsopp relives her gap year travels with a classic Indian street food – pani puri. Theboys serve a traditional Sussex beer cocktail that they believe deserves global recognition.


Jamie takes two of Britain’s favourite things – a curry and a Sunday roast and mashes themtogether to make his Empire Lamb. Jimmy builds a DIY smoker and serves up asmorgasbord of treats. Chris Moyles pops in to cook his favourite New York style pizza. Theboys head back home to Essex to revive a long lost spud from Colchester.


The café’s menu is packed with feasts for the weekend. Jimmy serves his very own DIY champagne cider. Jamie meets up with two old mates, to cook Italian porchetta with Jennifer Saunders and Mexican street-food with Dexter Fletcher. The boys discover the ‘Clanger,’ a
fabulous but forgotten Bedfordshire pasty.


Let's all watch out for this exciting season on TLC! :D

TREE TOP ADVENTURE: Experience the Extreme Press Conference

On February 21, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tree Top Adventure will hold its very 1st press conference and media tour in which over twenty participants from the TV, online, radio and print industries will attend.

The program will be graced by Tree Top Adventure’s CEO Ms. Ma. Camille O. Montejo. A short program will be presented with a question and answer portion will take place first before proceeding with the tour in which the participants will try all the rides. They would also be trying the only motorized team building facilities in the Philippines.

Tree Top Adventure features six activities: two slow paced and four fast paced activities. One slow paced activity is the Trekking adventure in which you’ll be toured within the area. The tour guide will be introducing local plants and trees and share interesting facts about them.  If one wants to see the forest and appreciate nature from the top of the trees, they could try the Canopy ride. The entire ride has a hanging bridge and five stations which can carry three persons at a time in which you’ll be transferring from one tree to another. For heart pounding activities, one might want to try the Superman Ride, a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be soaring back and forth in less than a minute. Another activity you could try is the parachute fall in which you’ll be going upwards, slowly, and when you’re 75 feet above the ground, you’ll suddenly fall. If you literally want to surf in the air, you could try the Silver Surfer, an inclined zipline that swings you back and forth between two trees. If you want to experience the extreme, we recommend you the Tree Drop in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style and you’ll be dropped in a matter of seconds only.

Tree Top Adventure also offers the only motorized Team Building facilities in the Philippines in which participants would be challenged physically, mentally and even emotionally.

Tree Top Adventure’s another branch, located at the Camp John Hay Baguio City, will also hold its press conference and media tour on March 14, 2015.

For more information, you could contact 09166299381.

You could also visit our website

To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH.

Be Battle Ready with Battle Brew

Okay! this month was chock full of fitness opportunities for me, and being that i'm in the struggling stage when it comes to motivating myself into building the right discipline to achieve a havey na havey body, every opp gets me immensely excited, esp if it's about working out (and eating of course)!

The first waking hours of my valentines day was spent at Crossfit Insurrecto (at Il Terrazo, Tomas Morato, QC) for the opening of Battle Brew kiosk. tsk, so romantic haha. part of the program was to introduce us to crossfit (which gained more respect points from me now!), and to battle us out with other bloggers in a WOD (workout of the day) challenge. out team lost BWAHA but it was sooo fun as i've been aching for a good workout for so long. the WOD reminded me of our wasakan days at MARS. grabe ang sarap lang magpaka-fit. hahaha

So what's Battle Brew?

Battle Brew is your newest weight management and fitness buddy that will help you burn fat, boost focus, and improve your health.

How? Battle Brew's main product isn't actually coffee, but its MCT Oil. it's derived from pure coconut oil, sans the flavor, odor, and other types of triglycerides (fats!) present in it -- short chain, and long chain. ano raaaaw?

okay, let me lecture you a bit cos i learned a lot that day. plus, i actually kindof reminisced my organic chemistry class (which i failed twice lololol) with all these frkn compounds.

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat that is digested easily by the body because it passes straight to the liver, therefore providing instant and sustained energy! Did i get you there or what?!

Okay, even with the ironic suggestion of eating fat to lose weight, the science behind the diet is actually fool proof. numerous studies have proven it (like this one), so it's safe to say that this isn't some fad diet that's bound to be debunked by myth busters someday. haha

So how do you use it?

Add a tablespoon to your morning or pre-workout coffee, and that's it! For more weight loss benefits, chip in another tablespoon of clarified butter. Battle Brew sells a booster pack which contains MCT oil and GHEE clarified butter from their site, so yeahhh you may stock up there. :)

and yes, if you haven't noticed... Battle Brew is pretty much your local Bulletproof Coffee vendor hehe

if you're not a coffee person, suuure there are lots of other ways to use MCT oil. use it on oil based dishes, on your salad dressing, your tea, protein shakes, smoothies, etc. hihi

Anyway, as with any weight management tool... you'll hardly see a difference if you don't couple it without proper workout.

Smart move from the people behind Battle Brew cos they teamed up with gyms and fitness centers (cos they workout too!) to introduce people who already workout to improve their fitness experience, and to encourage those who don't workout (yet) to try and go to the gym sometime to exercise (and not just to stock up on MCT oil lol).

Where do I buy?

You may get your dose of Battle Brew from the following gyms and Crossfit boxes:

CF Mad Minute -
CF Taft -
Famas Gym -
Fight Factory BGC -
Fight Factory Timog -
CF Ortigas -
and of course
Crossfit Insurrecto -

For orders, inquiries, and more information, here's their website:
Also, do like them on facebook:
Battle Brew:
Crossfit Insurrecto:

Are you interested in trying this out? Let me knowww! >XD

Free Consultation Session with Dr. Kyla Talens of Skin Philosophie

If you want to arrange a free consultation session with Dr. Kyla Talens, just fill out this form and it will be emailed to you. Please note that the free consultation does not cover pathological cases :)

Free Consultation session with Dr. Kyla Talens of Skin Philosophie

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10% Discount on Skin Philosophie Regular Services

If you want to receive an exclusive 10% discount on regular services offered by Skin Philosophie, just fill out this form and an email will be sent to you that you can present at your appointment.

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my web-browsing pet peeves

before i retire for the day let me share what i've accomplished... and not HAHAHA

1. two backlogs slashed off! whew.
2. still no progress with the story board. cos every time i start to research, the internet slows down. hello peak hour and my ever so reliable Internet Service POORvider! grrrrr!!! rarrrghghghghg #SmartDoesn'tCare
3. uhm, 10 desperate attempts to speed rope gracefully. terai bought this uber expensive speed rope and i'm so fascinated about it, even though i keep on tripping and hitting myself. hihi

may ishe-share ako. i've been wanting to share this but i don't know how to put it hahaha

My web-browsing pet peeves, aka web elements that make me cringe

uhm. please don't hate me. i'm usually very OC with my layout so i notice a lot of things whenever i hop around the web. i'm going to be really honest though hehe

1. desperate ad placements

ads that block your reading view, and ads that you need to close in order to get some peace. they annoy me to the bones. oh, and also ads pretending to be text links such that when you accidentally hover on it, an invasive box appears. hayyy.

i understand how some people are just plain making a living out of it, but shouldn't you care about how those ads mess with user experience? >XS

2. pesky modals (or onload popups)

whether they be ads, or facebook widgets, or something else, it gives me the impression that you are suggesting i do something FIRST before we enter your page. ma-pride ako, i hate being told what to do first. for the record, i already wanted to see your page. but now i don't. chos.

plus daaangyou points for modals that frkn hide the close button, or obscure it in some condescending text like "NO THANKS, I DON'T WANT TO BE UPDATED WITH TIPS AND TRICKS THAT WILL IMPROVE MY HEALTH" ---- really? i'm being judged by closing a frkn modal!

3. non-responsive layout

i got to be honest. whenever i see a very handsome layout, i always resize the screen to see if it's responsive. for your own good, let me suggest you invest time or even money to turn your layout into a responsive one, because apparently google favors responsive layouts so it might have an effect on your ranking :)

4. baseline JPEGs aka pictures that take eons to load

- baseline/simple (non-progressive) JPEGs are pictures that load from top to bottom. you'll notice that when you have slow internet (like i do, argh).
- progressive JPEGs are pictures that start loading from a blurred/pixelized scan and progresses to a clear scan.

apparently, the latter loads faster. so word of advice for photo bloggers or those who put a lot of photos in their pages. save your images as progressive JPEGs. :)

in photoshop, before finishing the saving process, you are prompted to select a jpeg type, just tick on 'progressive' and leave the scans count to 3. :)

5. overflowing content
nope, not websites that have so much content. i'm talking about pictures too large they spill out of their containers and cover part of the sidebar or something. i have the same issue so i always resize my pictures. hehe


that's it so far. what about you? what annoys you a lot when you're browsing over the web?

Zumba at Hangtuff Fitness, Makati!

last week i was able to join a Zumba session with blogger friends at Hangtuff Fitness, Makati. it's a small gym that offers a wide array of group exercises that you can join at an affordable cost! very convenient to those who work or live within the area of Makati Ave., Ayala Ave., and Gil Puyat as it's just along Jupiter St.!

i had a really great time with the workout! i'm a terrible dancer so i kept hiding behind Leo so I wouldn't get noticed in the mirror hahaha. nonetheless, i broke a good sweat and was impressed by the choreography! nakaka-inspire tuloy mag zumba in fairness! i'll probably update my Just Dance collection (c/o youtube lol)

what i found charming with the gym is how it doesn't invest in expensive mechanical equipment that eventually bores you, but instead promotes class based training that not only builds discipline, but also friendship and camaraderie! i also love how the place could transform into a multipurpose training room. one hour we're doing zumba, and the next hour, poles are being installed for the next class. the gym can accommodate TRX, boxing, and muay thai sessions among others!

Hangtuff Fitness is strategically located at Jupiter St., Makati City (yeahhh where all the chibogans are). It could be hard to find if it's you're first time, but really, it's just located at the ground floor of OPPEN Building (which is still labeled Welding Industries of the Philippines as of writing), just across MetroBank Jupiter branch. :) When you reach the building, you have to walk down the driveway and turn left. The gym is all the way at the edge of building hehe.

Now let's take a look at what the gym offers...

The Gym

Can accommodate 15 persons in 1 class and is 108 sq. meters big :)

Class A
  • Zumba
  • TRX Suspension
  • Muay Thai / Kickboxing
  • Boxing for Fitness
  • Circuit Training
  • Functional Training
Class B
  • Yoga / Pilates
  • Pole for Fitness (choreography and floor work)
  • Belly Dancing
  • Hiphop Dance
  • Ballroom (Meringe,Tango,etc.)
  • MMA Conditioning
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Boot Camp



Promo (for February 2015 only!)

Location and Contact
Hangtuff Fitness
Address: OPPEN Building, 101-D Jupiter St., Makati City
Contact: 0915 374 6508

Thanks for having us Hangtuff Fitness, and also to Health Junkie for inviting me! <3

Which Skin Care Service is best for you?

A week ago i was able to attend a very informative skin care learning session from Skin Philosophie Medical Aesthetic and Lifestyle Solutions, it's a boutique clinic located at the 3rd floor of The Fort Strip in BGC and is owned by Dr. Kyla Talens, an Aesthetic Dermatologist who has gained education and training from clinical dermatology schools from the UK and Thailand. So yep, you're in the right hands!

Why am i suddenly talking about skin care? Oh well, i'm never really the type to splurge on facials cos i'm most probably allergic to them, but recent events have prompted me to pay more attention to my face, specifically my forehead which is now littered with dark ugly pimple scars i got from sleeping so late and not listening to my mom when she bellows that i shouldn't drink coffee in the evening.

Really, i'm not a beauty blogger, but i can assure you i'm as concerned about my face as other beauty bloggers are, i'm just, too uhm, shy to put by fez out there.

ANYWAY, the clinic offers a lot of skin and body care services that will surely hit a couple of your correction needs....

Laser Treatments
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing - for scars, wrinkles, open pores, and stretchmarks
  • Laser Facelift - for Marionette lines, crow's feet, and deep nasolabial folds (err, laugh lines!)
  • Laser Depigmentation - for pigmentary problems like melasma, sun damage, blotchy skin, and more.
    • (Prices for the above treatments start at Php 3,250. Recommended at 5-10 sessions which are administered 1-2 months apart)
  • Laser Hair Removal - unlike cheap IPL treatments, the Palomar Lux R permanently kills hair follicle cells that generate hair, plus it's less painful has lesser risk for complications.
    • (Price starts at Php 2,260, and is recommended at 4-10 sessions which is administered 4-8 weeks apart.)
  • Laser Rejuvenation - for young looking and silky smooth skin (starts at Php 3,250)
  • Face and Neck Intra-therma Sculpting - for face and neck sagging (starts at Php 15,000)
  • Face and Neck Insta-lift - similar to the service above, but this one's a quick fix only. perfect for those who want a tighter skin in preparation for an important engagement (starts at Php 1,000)
  • Botox - for those pesky wrinkles! (starts at Php 4,800)
  • Dermal Fillers - non-surgical injection of biocompatible fillers to facial areas that need more volume (starts at php 20,000)
  • Bloomsberry Rejuvenating Peel for Women & Knightsbridge Rejuvenating Peel for Men - for fresher and birghter complexion (starts at Php 1,120)
  • Kensington Brightening Deep Peel - for dark spots (starts at Php 1,150)
  • Skin Philosophie Luxury Facial - a relaxing and therapeutic 60 min. facial treatment (starts at Php 1,650)
  • Skin Philosophie Signature Facial - a comprehensive multi step facial (starts at Php 1500)
  • Skin Philosophie Basic Facial - ideal for people who are always on the go! (starts at Php 650)
  • Ionto-Infusion and Sono-Infusion - can be added to basic facial for better results (starts at Php 700)
  • Primrose Renewal Peel for Women & Lancaster Renewal for Men - acne treatment applies to the face, chest, shoulders and back. Best performed before acne surgery/extraction (starts at Php 1,120)
  • Acne Surgery / Extraction - a minimally invasive procedure that removes comedones and will leave your skin feeling cleaner (starts at Php 600 by the doctor and Php 200 by a therapist)
  • Intralesional Steroid Injection - flatten those large pimples and bumps (starts at Php 600)
  • Windsor Clarifying Polish  - scrapes off and sucks out dead skin and superficial blackheads and whiteheads for a fresher and more glowing appearance (starts at Php 600)
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing - for elevated and/or depressed scars left by acne (starts at Php 3,250)
  • Kensington Brightening Deep Peel - for dark spots that take years to fade off (starts at Php 1,150)
  • Ionto-Infusion and Sono-Infusion - aids in making dark spots fade faster (starts at Php 900)
  • Kensington Brightening Deep Peel - for those stubborn pigmentary problems such as melasma and underarm darkening (starts at Php 1,150)
  • Bloomsberry Rejuvenating Peel for Women & Knightsbridge Rejuvenating Peel for Men - gentle exfoliation of the skin to gradually lighten dark spots on the face and other parts of the body (starts at Php 1,120)
  • Ionto-Infusion and Sono-Infusion - topical treatments for the deeper layers of the skin (starts at Php 700)
  • Skin Polish + Elixir of Life - for the removal of dead skin cells and a more nourished and lighter skin (starts at Php 1,150)
  • IV Glutathione - for a better immune system, and a fairer, more luminous skin (starts at Php 1,500)

  • Therma- Conductive Body Sculpting - for areas that are more difficult to target such as the lower abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, etc. it reduces cellulite and tightens skin for minimal sagging. as with any slimming regimen, this is best couples with proper diet and exercise. (starts at Php 2,800)
  • Nutritional Counseling - learn how to eat right without depriving yourself and achieve that dream body you've always wanted (starts at Php 1,000)
  • Remove warts, syringoma, skin tags, molluscum contagiosum, etc. with this simple and straightforward solution (starts at Php 1,650)
  • Kelloid & Hypertrophic Scar Treatment - flatten raised skin lessions with this steriod injection (starts at Php 1,000)
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment - for excessive underarm and palm sweating
  • Hair Loss Treatment - conducted after a thorough medical investigation (starts at Php 1,000)
  • IV Glutathione - combat free radicals, boost the immune system, and get a fairer, more luminous skin (starts at Php 1,500)

w/ the beautiful Dr. Kyla Talens
Skin Philosophie Medical Aesthetic and Lifestyle Solutions is truly one of the newest and most promising aesthetic clinics out there. It doesn't only promise to remove your facial imperfections, but also helps you in reinventing your lifestyle so you could maintain a healthy body too.

Want to try any of the services listed above? 

Great! Cos we're giving a special 10% discount to readers of this blog who avail of regular services! Just fill out the form on the following link to receive your exclusive discount: Get your 10 discount here!

Not just that, you are also entitled to a free consultation/assessment (except for pathological cases) with Dr. Kyla Talens herself. Here's the corresponding form for that: Get your free consultation here!

Location and Contact

Skin Philosophie Medical Aesthetic and Lifestyle Solutions
Address: 3rd level, The Fort Strip, 28th corner 7th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.
Contact numbers: 0917-8860646 | 0917-8906800 | 02-2118662 | 02-21580780 | 02-8567451

[Disclosure: I am an accredited online lead generator for Skin Philosophie Skin Care Programs.]

a day off to do freelance work

ah. i'm starting to think i'm better off as a freelancer than an employee! here's why

1. i'm getting enough sleep. something you hardly get from a regular day job. i just read that sleep deprivation lowers the IQ. so if you're struggling on a project that demands overtime work to be rendered in succession, remind your leads that it's not an intelligent thing to do. lol

2. i get the right momentum to start the day. i eat a complete breakfast, a long and warm shower, and a few minutes of exercise. glorious isn't it.

3. i feel generally enthusiastic about starting work. uhm, with the assumption of course, that you love what you're doing freelance. well, doh, isn't freelancing more about doing what you love.

and finally...

4. i get to use my core gift to the core, and feel appreciated. like i actually matter, and that the gifts i have been blessed with are exactly what the world needs.

don't people crave for that sort of acknowledgement?

orayt. back to my burgeoning backlogs, and story boards! >8D

A Tour of Treston Health Club

A few weeks back I (together with my sister) paid visit to Treston Health Club, one of the newest wellness centers in Bonifacio Global City. I got a complete look of their facilities, what they offer, and also a sample of their spa services! Here's what I got, you'll definitely want to check this place out...

The Gym

The Treston Health Club gym area boasts of new and advanced workout machines, i'm talking Life Fitness! >8D I couldn't agree better. All their machines are spanking new! If you're looking for a less crowded gym, with new equipment, friendly staff, AND with spa services... this is the place to be!

w/ my sister :D
What they offer:

  • World-class machines and facilities
  • Standard Fitness Training Program
  • Personal Fitness Training Packages available with free use of Body Composition Analysis Machine

Fitness Classes

Apart from the gym, they also have training studios that are aptly equipped and can be used for the following fitness classes

  • TRX
  • Kickboxing
  • Yoga (Flexibility and Balance)
  • Zumba (Cardio Kraze)
  • Taekwondo (For Kids and Adults)

More classes will open up soon! Their studios can also be rented for private training sessions, say dance rehearsals, or exclusive classes. :)

Schedule and Rates

Here's their fitness classes schedule as of now, note that it may change from time to time because classes are on a booking basis. :)

  • Zumba, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, and Kickboxing: 
    • Package rate - P4000 for 8 sessions (non-members); Per session rate – P600
  • Pilates and Yoga
    • Package rate -  P5200 for 8 sessions (non-members); Per session rate – P700
  • TRX:
    • P250 per session (non-members) – Promo price
  • Krav Maga
    • Package rate – P2000 for 4 sessions, P3500 for 8 sessions, P4000 for 12 sessions (non-members)
  • Unlimited package rates: P3000 for 1 month, P9000 for 3 mos, P10000 for 4 mos
The Spa

What?! they have a spaaaa? Oh yes, very Fitness First diba haha! You'll be surprised actually, they even offer manipedi! havey na havey

We were able to try their foot massage, and maaaan was it heaven! we have a foot massager at home and dare i say that real human hands are far superior in delivering that relaxing feeling. we were administered the Ingham massage, a type of compression massage that doesn't hurt you to the bones unlike regular reflexology methods. super love it.

they also offer tea while they're massaging you and you get to sit on these really plush lazboy recliners. we both fell asleep soundly! sarap!

Spa services are as follows, along with their prices for members and non-members alike. :)

Other Facilities

Their shower and locker area are super clean. Their lockers have padlocks provided as well, and they have a sauna room and a steam room!

The hallway leading to the training studios are also filled with motivational posters! i think it's genius! :)

Membership Fee and Inclusions


  • Exclusive use of the gym
  • User of lockers facilities, sauna, and steam rooms
  • Fitness training program
  • One (1) complimentary consultation with a nutritionist
  • One (1) complimentary use of BCA machine
  • One (1) complimentary body massage (Shiatsu or Swedish)
  • Thirty (30) minutes complimentary one-on-one session with a fitness trainer
  • One (1) free trial in all fitness classes
  • Members enjoy special rates for all spa services and fitness classes
Location and Contact

with Ms. Hannah, Health Club Supervisor. Thank you for having us!
Treston Health Club is located at
4th Flr., Treston International College Building
University Parkway District
32nd Str., cor. C-5 Road
Bonifacio Global City

For more inquiries you may call
Direct line: (632) 819-6184
Trunkline: (632) 819-6165 local 2072

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What I think

if you study the rates, the annual fee of 28,000 pesos will set you aback some 2,300 pesos a month. That's way cheaper than Fitness First, considering that they have similar facilities (gym, spa, sauna and steam, and group exercises). The advantages of joining THC is that

- it's located in BGC
- it's NEW so it isn't too crowded yet. you don't have to wait for your turn to use that most coveted pectoral machine
- the equipment are all new so you get the privilege of christening them all with your sweat haha
- it's near (walking distance to) Market! Market! where the terminal is :D

Hope this helps! :)

Our Wee Nam Kee Unli Hainanese Chicken Experience

Did you know that Wee Nam Kee is offering a week long Unli Hainanese Chicken (and rice, and soup) Promo this week? In celebration of their 5th year in the Philippines, they're offering unli chicken and rice for only 299 pesos (plus service charge)! yeheyy!! it's gonna run from Feb 9 - 13, 2015 and is available at all of their branches (Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 2, Serendra, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Promenade 3 Greenhills, Trinoma, and Fairview Terraces) !

I was actually thinking they're just trying to make up for lost income due to the days BIR closed down their shops. Then again, whatever the real reason is... unli chicken is unli chicken! and coming from my favorite chinese restaurant, this promo got me all sorts of excited (and happy that they're back in business too!)!!! >XD

jeckie and i got to try it yesterday. it was kindof a reward for myself for overcoming stage fright from the leadership conference i spoke to yesterday (woohooo achievement unlocked! blog post soon!). we dined at their fairview terraces branch at around 4:30pm, and was glad that there weren't a lot of people yet! <3

Wee Nam Kee serves the realest chickest i've ever tasted. ano raw. haha i've had it with breaded and glazed chicken, and they're all but tasty on the inside. WNK's hainanese chickens aren't overly seasoned (specially the steamed one) so you get to savor its authentic flavor. <3

their hainaneese rice is to die for. it's cooked from chicken stock so it's got this chicken broth flavor to it that's really good. a cup of this regularly cost 50 pesos kamown. haha they only serve this by the cup and not in bowls or platters. they also don't serve plain rice. oha. that's a signature!

but honestly, my favorite dish from WNK isn't really part of their menu, they're CONDIMENTS!!

their three condiments (dark soya sauce, chili sauce, and pounded ginger) are what keeps me coming back over and over and over. actually, just the soy sauce and ginger hehe. every time i wait for my food to be served, i make myself a generous mix of ginger and soy sauce, and eat em! sorry, pinapapak ko lang sila. super solve na ko! omnomnom btw, you can ask to take out their condiments too!

So was the promo sulit?

YES! even though i only ate a single serving of rice and steamed chicken (cos busog na agad ako), jeckie downed 6 servings of chicken, and 2 cups of rice naman!haha well, i had 3 cups of soup din pala, cos... soup!

you should try it too! especially if you love their chicken and rice! <3

gotta love Wee Nam Kee <3

Asia's got Talent to premiere on March 12, 2015!

AXN announces that “Asia’s Got Talent” is set to premiere first on AXN on 12 March 2015, airing on Thursdays at 8.05pm (SG, MY, PH, HK) / 7.05pm (JKT, BKK). The series is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.

Meet the judges

Officially launching “Asia’s Got Talent” today is the series’ esteemed celebrity judging panel made up of 16 time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C., Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop idol and actor Van Ness Wu. The judges met with 500 members of the media, sponsors and partners for the first time at the “Asia’s Got Talent” showcase held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

The judges met with 500 members of the media, sponsors and partners for the first time at the “Asia’s Got Talent” showcase held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. “Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

From Sony

Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “‘Asia’s Got Talent’ is a milestone made-in-Asia original production that reinforces SPT Networks, Asia’s position as a leader of original, local content in our region. With a stellar judging panel as well as some of the most spectacular acts from our region, ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ is a top quality production that will thrill Asia.”\

From Marina Bay Sands

Mr George Tanasijevich, Marina Bay Sands’ President and Chief Executive Officer said: “Marina Bay Sands is proud to be the premier partner for the inaugural Asia’s Got Talent. The ‘Got Talent’ series has earned multiple accolades across the globe entertaining millions of viewers. The multi-tiered entertainment strategy that we have adopted at Marina Bay Sands offers our guests an exciting range of unique events ranging from concerts, Broadway musicals, movie premieres and award shows. As the venue for the semi-finals and finals for the show, Marina Bay Sands will be the platform where a deserving act will be launched into stardom. Our participation adds yet another dimension to Marina Bay Sands, showcasing the endless entertainment possibilities we offer. ”

And more

From thousands of applicants from 15 territories across Asia, the four judges must select the most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing and breath-taking performances. Those who advance to the semi-finals will face an even tougher judge, the AXN audience at home who will decide the winner of the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent”.

Adding to the excitement, the semi-finals and finale will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Prizes worth up to US$100,000 are at stake, along with the opportunity for the winner to return and perform at Asia’s leading entertainment destination.

The hosts

Supporting the judges are Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as hosts of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Marc and Rovilson are familiar to AXN audiences as contestants of “The Amazing Race Asia Season 2” and hosts of the talk show “The Duke”. “Asia’s Got Talent” will span a total of 10 weekly episodes, leading with five judges’ auditions episodes, before three semi-finals, a finale episode and concluding with the results show. In addition to enjoying the amazing performances, audiences can expect to learn more about their favourite acts as “Asia Got Talent” tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.


The inaugural season of “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex and Jetstar. Marina Bay Sands is a premier partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. As Asia’s leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage.

BIG is the exclusive beverage partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With BIG Cola, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to ‘Think Big’ and ‘Dream Bigger’ in pursuit of their dreams.

Pantene, the exclusive haircare partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”, makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside, to enable contestants to shine and be the world’s number one talent.

Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of “Asia’s Got Talent”, Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants’ journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.

Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.

Brought to you by

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

For more info, head on to AXN's official website:

Eat Out Manila Bloggers Meet + Say it with Dinner Valentine's Promo!

Last week (Jan 29), Eat Out Manila hosted a bloggers meet at Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar (BGC), where we learned first hand info about the said app, live and straight from the founder itself, Mr. Inaki Lamata.

i wasn't entirely new to the app, as i was first introduced to it during Blogapalooza 2014, but back then i never really took too much notice haha.

simply put, Eat Out Manila is an online restaurant reservation app! it's available on iOS and now Android, and also has a web app. very accessible!

as per any reservation system, it effectively eliminates waiting time and allows you to confirm or cancel your appointments instantly. you'll never have to experience the frustrating process of reserving via phone call, because for all you know, the person on the other line might misspell your name, be rude, or worse - forget to block your reservation at all!

Eat Out Manila is designed to give us the most convenient way to reserve tables AT NO COST.

What more...

- you may search hundreds of restos by name, cuisine, location, or even proximity!
- you get access to menus and chef's recommendations
- you're eligible to join EoM's partner restaurant promos!
- [COMING SOON] they're cooking a partnership with Uber that will give diners a more delightful experience!

The Meet

w/ Ross and Alex
it was my first time to attend a blogger event alone so i was afraid i wouldn't uhm behave blogger-like. lol ano raw. friendly, ganon! i was excited to make friends though but really i was afraid to be surrounded by people who are already familiar with each other and thus have no room for a new friend! chooos. anyway. i joined tables with bloggers Ross (of Wazzup Pilipinas) and Alex (of The Technoclast) and was delighted naman cos yeyy new friends!

haha part of the program was to create a short skit illustrating a scenario where the Eat Out Manila app can be used. we were grouped by tables, and well, WE WON! wow. took home a powerbank each yeheyyy! srsly i was so happy cos i've always wanted a powerbank hihi

The Food
oh, Chihuahua's margaritas are awesome! srslyyyy! i love mexican food so i enjoyed everything they served, from the tacos, burritos, and quesadillas! <3 they have a salsa bar if you're craving for more sauce... and oh, look at that wall of sauce! amazeballs! >8D

the walls of the place are plastered with photos of the many moments the restaurant has captured! it's a freakin lot it even reached the bathroom! hahaha

every thursday night they hold a salsa party (uhh, no you don't get to throw sauce on each other's clothes) at the BGC branch, where a dance instructor teaches salsa and diners dance aaaaaaaaall night long! it's a pretty unique gig for a mexican bar you know! it's really a great place to chill out! kwentuhan lang over margaritas and nachos is enough!

The Promo

orayt, back to Eat out Manila. In time for the upcoming Valentines season, they're holding a promo called Say it with Dinner where the winning couples will get a dinner treat from EoM! sounds cool right? on to the mechanics...

Contest Period: February 4 - 12, 2015

Eligibility: Open to social media users (yeah facebook, yeah instagram) who want to win a romantic dinner with a loved one!

How to enter:
- Like Eat out Manila on Facebook
- or follow @eatoutmanilaPH on Instagram
- Post a Valentine's video message addressed to your partner and post it your social media account, either facebook or instagram (make sure it's set to public!)
- Include the following hashtags: #sayitwithdinner and #eatoutmanila
- One entry per person only. Instagram videos shared on Facebook is considered one entry, and both of their likes will be totaled by the end of the contest. oha. so cross-post that thing for more chances of winning!

Selection of winners: most number of likes wins!

Notification: you will know if you win! haha. weeeeell, you will be reached via IG or FB :D

Prize: 3 winners will receive a dinner for two each at a restaurant to be determined by Eat Out Manila.

Exciting, yeah? Go on and cook that winning video! Share it to me so i can like it as well!

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