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Meeting Under Armour Ambassadors – Power in Pink

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Advocacy, Fitness, Health, Sports, Uncategorized

  “If it doesn’t involve you stepping outside, touching other people, it is pointless.” says Under Armour’s ambassador Emmanuelle Adda, a French-Filipina performing artist and fitness enthusiast. She is referring to expanding her enthusiasm for fitness and spreading this passion to other people. Under Armour Power in Pink celebrates those who use sports, fitness and an...

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Bayanihan Rescue Philippines Red Cross via Buyanihan

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Advocacy

    Donate now starting at P100   The Philippine Red Cross is stepping up its rescue and relief operations for flood-stricken families and assisting in the evacuation of more than 8,000 individuals (numbers will rise in the coming days) with the help of Red Cross 143 volunteers. Persons rescued were from Valenzuela, Rizal, Caloocan, Manila and other affected areas. The Quezon City Red Cross...

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My Flair Life in Color, Rise When We Fall

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Advocacy, Contests, Featured, Music, Promos

I spent 2 days in different airports.  Went from one country to another, and I found out that the Philippines was crying because of the habagat.  It was a bit hard for me have fun in my trip when some of my friends were waist-deep in the flood. I went home via Clark airport and I was so worried that Clark airport might be flooded as well, and my car would be flooded too.  Luckily it didn’t...

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PHL360 Full Circle, A Journey to Reality

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Advocacy, Philippines, Travel

PHL360 is not your ordinary travel show. We go beyond travel and blogging.  We experience and indulge in the spirit of every place we go     A reality show is a reality show… We are usually unaware we were taped liked dizzz   And dizzz…. coz I try to catch as much sleep as I can T___T   This is me.. making a full 360 cartwheel   And my travel partner Chyng Reyes   They call us TEAM #HaChyng...

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Beautiful Things: Get to Know the South Sea Pearl

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Advocacy, Art & Photography, Education, Featured, Travel

Jewelmer extends pearl education to everyone! Know more about the pearls and how fabulous nature’s creations are. I instantly fell in love when I heard about its story. And now, I share it to you all   Our Philippine National Gem: The South Sea Pearl As the latest endeavor to mark the Philippines as a major design destination in Asia, Manila FAME invites Jewelmer to participate in the major...

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Dressing Up as Christina Aguilera

Posted by on Dec 25, 2011 in Advocacy, Fashion, Featured, Style Flair, Wardrobe

I love dressing up!  I bought a lot of wigs in Hong Kong and I never got to use them… here’s me as Christina Aguilera.. it’s an impromptu look… top: F21 leopard print pants – from Sungei Wang, Bukit Bintang Malaysia wig – from Hong Kong bracelets – assorted and combined shoes: Dumond and my nails “did” by Nailaholics  I didn’t have any...

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My Body’s Like Whoah!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Advocacy, Beauty, Featured, Health

Seeing this video made me think of my answer to the question “What do you love about your body?” … … … … … Why is it so hard?   If you asked me this question a year ago, I would have burst into tears. My self esteem was so low at that point that I saw no meaning in life. It was so hard to think of something good to say about my body when all I could...

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Let F1 Legend Mika Hakkinen Drive You Around Manila

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Advocacy, Announcements, Events, Featured, Formula 1, Sports

Yes, fuhrealz! Johnnie Walker is inviting the F1 legend Mika Hakkinen over here in the Philippines!   Mika Hakkinen is Johnnie Walker’s responsible drinking ambassador.  I am a huge fan of F1 myself and I also love to race!!!  I take it to the race tracks though because I know the importance of being safe – not only for myself but for other people too! I was first aware of Johnnie...

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PAWS out at Nailaholics with Animal Prints

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Advocacy, Beauty, Fashion

I love my earth and I love the seas, the forest and of course I love animals. My heart cries when I hear animals being abused especially cats, dogs and bunnies.  We have animal shelters too but they need help.  I found a way to help these lovely animals and you too can help by being fashionable! In celebration of World Animal Month this October, Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa pledged to...

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Social Media and Marketing Slides – Lyceum Northwestern University

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Advocacy, Announcements, blogging, Education, Featured

Today, I conducted a 30 min talk on Social Media and Marketing at the Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan.  The half-day activity is titled “2011 Conference on IT Concepts: A Slice of the Web Today“. Speakers: Blogging 101 – Micaela Rodriguez Social Media and Marketing – Yours truly, Hannah Villasis Understanding Search Engines – Fitz Villafuerte Vigilant Net...

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My Intimate Photoshoot with The Boudoir Dolls

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Advocacy, Art & Photography, Beauty, Featured

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. I don’t think I will be where I am now if I didn’t stop to look fear in the face.  I used to have stage fright, but I really love dancing and performing and so I had to overcome it.  Performing on the stage in live audience and hosting a live TV show are two different things.  And so, I had to overcome the...

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Our Philippine National Gem: The South Sea Pearl

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Advocacy, Featured, Palawan

Do you know how lucky we are to be living in the Philippines?  I honestly can’t imagine myself growing up in some other place.  It has been my home for many years and I quite enjoy the bountiful natural gifts we have in our country :)  I am up for any adventure but I must say, I think I was a mermaid in my past life. I am not really a diver (claustrophobic and ear problems), but I love...

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Human Nature: 100% Made in the Philippines

Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in Advocacy, Beauty

Sometime in May, I got invited by Human Nature to have a hearty dinner with other beauty bloggers. For those of you who don’t know what Human Nature is, it’s a local brand that’s 100% made in the Philippines.  By 100% I mean 100% labor and 100% materials are locally made! Human Nature is actually in close partnership with Gawad Kalinga and Ganda Kalinga. They focus on 3...

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Where to get Bunny or Rabbit Food in Manila

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Advocacy, Announcements

Dog food is everywhere!  You can find it in grocery stores and the most basic of pet shops. Sadly, there are not a lot of bunny stores in Manila.  Here are the pet shops that carry bunny food, well, the ones that I’ve been visiting so far.   1. Bio-Research They used to have a branch in Robinson’s Manila, but it closed down.  🙁 You can go to Greenhills branch (that’s in V-Mall, in front of...

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Help Fulfill Dreams

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Advocacy

I remembered the time I donated my CPA review scholarship to someone who can’t afford it – a year after, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a CPA helping someone to fulfill a dream is priceless! A friend is celebrating his blog’s 5th year anniversary. You know him online as Batang Yagit. But he’s richer than most of us. He has a rich heart! He will celebrate by raising funds to Zamboanga...

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First Time in Palawan, Flower Island

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Advocacy, Art & Photography, Career, Featured, Palawan, Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

I must say, I am so reluctant to admit that at my 25 years of being here in the Philippines, I haven’t been to one of the most beautiful places in my home country – Palawan. I have heard the many good things people say about this place but sadly, some sad events happened too that I shared with you here. Apart from that, cyanide and dynamite fishing were very rampant, killing our...

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Where I Get My Inspiration

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Advocacy, Announcements, Beauty, blogging, Life, Personal

Today is a very wonderful day!  A very touching incident just made my day and it reminded me of why I continue to share my experiences on this blog 🙂 I get emails here and there from readers asking further questions about my blog posts on my travels, food blogs, fashion and beauty thing-a-majigs and many other things.  Sometimes I get feedbacks or comments from readers around the world...

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Fashionably Green with SM Eco Bags

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in Advocacy, Fashion, Featured

On my recent trip to Hong Kong, I noticed that they just don’t give the plastic bags that you put your purchases on for free.  They usually charge you with HKD 0.50 I guess to promote a more eco-friendly shopping. Vince and I were buying our favorite drinks on 7/11 there and we were surprised that they didn’t give us any plastic bag despite our many purchases so, we carried it to our hotel...

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It’s time to ACT– Project Headshot Clinic for World AIDS Day 2010

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Advocacy, Announcements, Art & Photography, blogging, Featured

Today is World AIDS day and I recognize the need for the Philippines to be informed about delicate topics that people are uneasy to talk about.  This mysterious disease is REAL and so are the danger it poses to us, our friends and family.  Please read through, be informed and share to everyone.  It is time to ACT. About the Project Headshot Clinic ACT photography by: Niccolo Cosme The Project...

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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Giving Journal 2011

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Advocacy, Career, Featured, Food, Life, Personal

It’s the time of the year when every journal junkie is in search for the best planner they could ever have for the new year.  Choosing the right planner for you is crucial.  This, by itself motivates you to write more and to look at your progress more often.  It’s based on experience, if the journal is lovely, I write more and I stare at my handwriting all the time.  Call it vain, but...

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