Sunday, June 15, 2014

Foodtrip 101: Adobo Unlimited @ Boni, Mandaluyong

Adobo is a famous and one of the most common meal in the Philippines.  Adobo is an old dish, wherein a raw food, is immersed in a stock or sauce such as paprika, vinegar, salt, garlic to preserve and enhance its flavor.  In the Philippines, adobo is considered a  method of cooking using vinegar (and soy sauce), already had developed independent of Spanish influence.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Skin White's Awesome Whitening Lotion!

Few weeks ago I went out with friends to attend a surf & music festival in Zambales that will benefit the typhoon Yolanda victims in Samar.  Oh, how I love the beach!  However I knew some people, like my other girl friends and few of my cousins, don't like the beach that much because too much sun exposure while swimming makes them hard to achieve a fair complexion after. Well, I have to agree, mabilis talaga makaitim ang dagat.

during my recent trip in Zambales

Later on, I didn't realize I need to attend a friend's wedding before the year ends.  I need to at least have an even complexion especially in the lower part of my legs and in my arms for the said event. When I stumbled upon this commercial of SkinWhite,, I said why not try it out?

According to the product information, SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion has Tri-Power Technology which whitens instantly and continuously, revealing skin’s whitest white. How come? Basically, what the lotion does in our skin is to suppress the production of melanin in the body by blocking ultraviolet rays, therefore, prevents skin darkening. It also has different vitamins such as Vitamin B3, B5 and E, which helps nourish and moisturize our skin. Last but not the least, it has whitening actives and opacifying agents that project that instant whitening effect upon application. Okay! Let's put it on! 

Skin White Power Whitening Lotion

The bigger bottle (100ml) costs Php120++ only (the one I'm currently using at home), while the smaller one is their 50ml, costs Php 70++ the one I used in the office mainly because cold environment such as airconditioned office makes our skin dry faster. Putting lotion in my body has been a part of my daily activities every now and then, so trying a new product like this makes me happy. :) Product innovation at its finest!

Because I wanted to see if this is really effective whitening lotion, I took a photo of my legs and compare it right after applying. Just make sure to avoid staying under the sun too long to be able to see the real effect of the lotion, or any lotion for that matter.

(pardon my not so pretty legs, just showing the effect :D)

Aside from the whitening result of the product, the non-greasy effect is what I ALWAYS consider when choosing a lotion. The good thing is that, the lotion is being absorbed by the skin in an instant that’s why I didn’t feel greasy at all. Bonus point is the SPF20 protection which is a must for our skin against harmful UV rays. And the last thing you wouldn’t miss with SkinWhite is the fragrant smell of the lotion. Parang shampoo lang! If you want to achieve a beautiful blush white skin, I’ll recommend you guys to try it. :D

photo courtesy of Joi

This is it! The wedding I attended with my friends. Now I hope no girls would be afraid of the beach, because in this aspect, SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion is just available in nearby supermarket for an awesome fairer skin effect after a perfect beach trip. :)

Now, to our SkinWhite giveaway! 

Tell us why do you want to have the power of #instantwhite and we just might help you achieve it with SkinWhite's PowerWhitening products! 

How to join: 

1. Like SkinWhite on Facebook
2. Follow SkinWhite on Instagram
3. Post your answer in SkinWhite official Facebook page with the following format:
  • Why do you want to have the power of #instantwhite 
  • Answer format: 
             @SkinWhitePH [Answer "With my #instantwhite skin…"] #AdventurousFeet
     EXAMPLE: @SkinWhitePH With my #instantwhite skin, I can stand out in any occassion! #AdventurousFeet

4. Comment the following below the blog article:
      - Name 
      - Email Address 
      - Link to FB post on SkinWhite page

Entry Deadline: June 28, 2014

Here are the winners 

1. Sena A Gonzales
2. Analyn Cellan
3. Maria Fe Manlapaz
4. Arianne Grace Birog
5. Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay
6. Cy VAlencia
7. Jennifer Aguirre
8.  Ryan Valencia
9. Jeddahlyn Gonzales
10. Aye Marcelo
11. Monica Escobinas
12. Phyllis Kirsten Aquino
13.  Lorielyn Nocasa
14. Marites Javier
15. Rowena Bellez

Winners will have to pick up the price starting August 1. Weekdays only, 10am to 6pm.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sony’s “We Are One” World Cup Giveaway

The world’s greatest football event is just around the corner, and Sony is giving everyone the chance to win tickets. You’re probably wondering what you have to do, and if it would be worth it. Surprisingly, Sony has made its We Are One contest incredibly cheap, easy, and even fun.

The We Are One campaign is all about football and how it brings people together. With that being said, Sony’s looking for people to make a YouTube video that convinces everyone that you deserve to win the tickets. The video needs to be 30 seconds, or less, of you showing the world how football brings people together.

There will be two rounds in the contest. The first is judged by people running the We Are One campaign, and they say that they’re looking for passion, creativity, and originality. Using those criteria, they will choose their top 10 from each country, and then it goes to a public vote. And there’s no restriction on the team being supported, so it could be for your national, local, kid’s team(s), or even just a general love of the game.

One thing’s for sure, creating a short video is a small price to pay for a trip to the World Cup, which includes airfare, 3-4 night stay, travel insurance, a Sony Xperia, and Category 1 tickets for two people. The seats that are considered Category 1 are the best and most expensive tickets available.

If you win, all you need to do is pick a match, and there’s plenty of teams that we could support. For example, Japan has a great chance to make a solid run. Jonathan Wilson, the World Cup expert at the betting and gaming giant Betfair, explained their chances best when he said, “Japan's is a balanced squad with a mix of ages and experience. They qualified with relative comfort. They have more players now with significant European experience than ever before.”

The odds for the other nearby teams, South Korea and Australia, aren’t nearly as strong and neither team is expected to make it out of their groups. But if you’re not interested in supporting a nearby team, there are some great matchups that are already set. Here’s a quick list of some of the best matchups during Group play:

Brazil and Mexico - This is the first true match for home team Brazil, and it’ll surely be an exciting one. The crowd will be explosive. Brazil is fully expected to handle Mexico, but anything can happen. This match takes place in Fortaleza at the Estadio Castelao.

Uruguay and Italy - Both teams are in the top ten in FIFA’s World Rankings. They are also in the same group with England, and both matchups with England should be top notch, as well. This match takes place in Natal at the Estadio das Dunas.

Spain and Netherlands – A repeat of last year’s final. Neither team lost in their World Cup Qualifying groups, but both are coming off poor performances in friendlies. This match will be in Salvador at the Arena Fonte Nova.

USA and Ghana – Neither team is all that incredible. The American team had a record year and is ranked 14 in the FIFA Ranking, but since Ghana has had their number in the last two World Cups, it should be an interesting match. Neither team is expected to qualify, since they’re in the same group with the teams in the next matchup. This match also takes place in Natal at the Estadio das Dunas.

Germany and Portugal – This will be a true clash of the titans. In the FIFA rankings, Germany is sitting at number 2, and Portugal at 3. This should be a high scoring, physical match, which makes it my top choice. This match will also be in Salvador at the Arena Fonte Nova.

Don’t get upset if you don’t win the Grand Prize trip, because the National Winners receive a Sony Smartphone and World Cup merchandise. The National Finalist also win the World Cup merchandise. You can also take the second- and third-tier prizes just by voting for your favourite We Are One video.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kevin Cherry Ever After: A Wedding in Casa Real Acacia Estates & Enderun Colleges

I rarely post wedding photos here, but this wedding was too lovely to be ignored.  Cherry is the best friend of my close friend whom now I consider a friend too.  She's pretty, charming and very down to earth, wouldn't be surprised why Kevin is so in love with her. :)

Wedding Venues
Ceremony: Casa Real Acacia Estates, Taguig City
Reception: Enderun, Mckinley Hills Taguig City

Saturday, April 26, 2014

70's Bistro: Coffee Break Island | The Chongkeys | Wilabaliw | Franco

It's been a long time since my last visit in 70's Bistro.  Me and my officemates got the chance to watch a gig there.  I'm a Franco fan and our experience was a blast. Not only we saw Franco play his music but watching other artists such as Coffee Break Island, The Chongkeys and Wilabaliw were totally worth the wait.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SM Mall of Asia's 5th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2014 - China vs Germany

Last Mar 8, I was able to witness the glorious Pyromusical display of China and Germany in SM Mall of Asia. It was my second time already, the first one was when UK and Spain showcase their fireworks

Again, here's the schedule for the 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition.  You still have one more chance to see it!! The upcoming week, March 22, is the last one.  It is where USA and our very own Philippines will get their time to shine. 

February 15, 2014 - Philippines (Opening Exhibition) & Australia
February 22, 2014 - Spain & UK
March 1, 2014 - France & Japan
March 8, 2014 - China & Germany
March 15, 2014 - Finland & Canada
March 22, 2014 - USA & Philippines (Closing Exhibition)

Ticket prices are Php 100 (Silver), Php 300 (Gold), Php 500 (VIP), and Php 1,500 (Patron with dinner) respectively.  Time shows are usually around 7 or 7:30pm and 8 or 8:30pm wherein each display lasts for more or less 15-20 minutes.  Tickets are available in SM ticket booth, Ticketnet, and Ticketworld outlets.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SM Mall of Asia's 5th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2014 - Spain vs UK

If you're thinking of doing something over the weekend, why don't you try watching the 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition in SM Mall of Asia (MOA) every Saturday until March 22.  The Pyromusical competition already started last Feb 15, 2014 with an opening exhibition by the Philippines courtesy of Platinum Fireworks. I missed the opening but lucky I got the opportunity to see last week's fireworks by Spain and UK.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014: The Colors of Binondo

Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of Chinese calendar.  Binondo is one of the busiest destination in the Philippines during Chinese New Year with all of the tourists, media people, photography clubs, and vendors flocking along the streets, perhaps strolling around, buying some good old lucky charms or making their way to taste some delicacies Binondo is known for.

Year 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese Horoscope

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Part2: Trip to Siquijor Day 2 - Things to do in Siquijor | Places to See

Siquijor island is an island in the province of central Visayas region.  It is called Isla del Fuego by the Spaniards (aka Island of Fire) because back then, thousands of glowing fireflies would cluster on molave trees at night.  It is also called the Mystic Island because of the famous healing traditions and myths on supernatural and sorcery that makes it mysterious.

lovely sunset in Siquijor <3

Monday, December 9, 2013

Part1: Trip to Siquijor Day 1 - Sta. Monica Beach Club Resort and Dumaguete Port

Last year, I felt like I wanted to visit Siquijor so bad I asked my friends to join me in a trip. It's been a long while since I had a trip to Visayas, and Neil, Matt, Angel, joined me without thinking twice. :)

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