I am a wing person! And I can’t believe I have only tried Wingstop just now. Where have you been all my life!?! Wingstop was born in Texas, USA and if you watch these lifestyle channels with Food Shows, you will know that Texas can definitely serve you a really scrumptious plate!
Wingstop has been in the country since last year and Wingstop fans have loved the 10 unque flavors they offer that consist of spicy, sweet, and savory variations. I was very happy to have tasted 10 of these, plus more, I will tell you about it in a bit!
Wingstop has become popular in Asia, and with this, they now offer new flavors, where East Meets Flavor.
These are never tasted before flavors such as Korean Soy, Spicy Soy, Honey Garlic and Honey Barbeque. Wingstop gives a not at Asian cuisine, infusing the bold flavors of soy and garlic into the comforting tastes of honey and barbeque.
I personally love the Spicy Soy – but it’s super spicy you need rice or potatoes to deal with it! I also loved the Garlic Soy, both sweet and a little salty at the same time. Which flavor do you like?
Last Monday, Smart, together with MCA music and friends celebrated the fusion of music and technology – Smart Music!
Smart Communications and MCA Music Partnership
And so we did last night at Hyve BGC where Smart and MCA Music launched a new service called Smart Music. This deal between two companies will make the more than 3 million tracks in MCA Music’s global catalog excluseively available to over 70 million subscribers of Smart and other mobile brands under the PLDT group, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular.
Smart Music is the new online music online portal that acts as a music digital store in the Philippines. The rates are very affordable with downloads for as low as P15 per track (the lowest peso rate in digital music market today) and P20 for new releases on each track which is roughly half the comparable rates of other online music stores.
If you register, you get to have 2 free downloads 🙂
Subscribers have different options to pay for their downloads. The most convenient one is by charging against their prepaid or postpaid bill, eliminating the need to have a credit card which is a major barrier for many Filipinos who want to purchase legitimate music online.
The Grand Prix Season Singapore is even louder with 1 World Music Festival coinciding on the race dates! Rain or shine, the event is set to happen at the atmospheric futurism of the Marina Barrage with a stellar line-up spread across September 20 and 21. Go all out if you want to live large during the festivities as partygoers can experience Premium VIP sections if they wish to and Aire Lounge with an ultra exclusive limited admisison pop-up club that will provide a lavishing club experience.
In addition to the artists announced in my previous blog post, 1 World Festival just announced yet annother addition to their line-up. This includes Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) and Moby. Phase 3 will be released pretty soon so watch out for another set of star-studded names!
Collection has finally arrived in Manila! It is one of the makeup brands from UK known for its hip and edgy vibe. Collection celebrates individuality and encourages everyone to shine in their own personality in a variety of makeup colours we can choose from.
Rockwell Tent glistened in color and shimmer as beauty, fashion, lifestyle bloggers and makeup lovers headed on to celebrate colour!
The venue made me miss my dear friend Mica who is currently in the UK, watching Viva Forever! Unfair! But I’m so excited and happy (and inggit) for her! The tent was painted with vibrant UK colours. Colours ranged frim highstreet hues of hot pink to London bus red and the golden sheen of the Beatles. Plus, we got to shoot selfies of ourselves inside a photoboot 😛
One way to describe the Collection is that it is adventurous. Browsing through the makeup sets and finally getting to have my own, made me conclude that this affordable makeup brand is great for those who are starting to play and experiment with makeup. My blogger and makeup artist friend Bambi who was with me in the event guided me through her favorite items in the rack and that included the concealer (which I will also use soon) and their blush.
One thing I want to try is their BIG FAKE Mascara which you can buy only at P399. I’ll tell you if it does what it promises!
Collection is available in fashion and beauty boutiques near you.
I celebrated Independence day with friends from Smart and MEGA! Every 12th of June, MEGA celebrates a this grand day of Independence by hosting a grand and exclusive ball – MEGA Pinoy Pride. This year, it was held at the Makati Shangri-La hotel and was graced by the Philippines’ best and brightest. I’m lucky and honored to be a part of this!
If you’re heading early to this year’s Signapore Grand Prix, then prepare your body and soul for an inviting festival! This year, 1 World Music Festival is going to happen on the 20th and 21st of September 2013. This is going to happen during the Grand Prix Season in Singapore.
I wouldn’t beat around the bush and just share with you the list of performers for the upcoming festival.
Far East Movement
Pendulum DJ Set + Verse
Taboo (from the black eyed peas)
Pledging state-of-the-art visuals and projections, intense choreographies by world class performers, pyrotechnics and interactive elements, the 1 World Music Festival will fuse the very best facets of music and dance into a perfect musical experience for its cosmopolitan audience. The Festival will bring in both the biggest names in music entertainment and the most exciting emerging talents as well. From Iggy Azalea’s rapping genius and Tinie Tempah’s breakthrough style to Yuna’s poignant melodies, these are the most addictive of musical styles and will hold audiences in absolute thrall. The freshest musical innovations and its irresistible beats are set to meld with the visual delight of dancing light shows. DJs will spin the night out with sensational rhythms to move an invigorated crowd. If there is one show to attend this year, make this it.
This is it! It’s my 3rd time to do Stellar! Stellar is our Pole summer show recital hosted by our Pole Studio – Polecats Manila. Every year, The students get to showcase their pole tricks and talent – changing the way you view pole dancing.
I have been doing pole for 2 years and all I can say is, this is one thing I’m not giving up on my life. It keeps me happy, it doesn’t bore me, it challenges me every time. It gives me that certain confidence that nothing is impossible!
Here are a few photos of our Stellar on Broadway Year 3 photographed by Jun Reynales.
Our host for the night, Jamie Wilson
80 something recitalists
Me (doing jade split) and my doubles partner Kiara (standing on top of me)
We danced to the music of R.E.N.T. “Take me out tonight”
Sheng Belmonte performing “Mundo’y Entablado / Pakpak at Belo” from Katy the Musical
Silk and Hoop performance by Kayleen, Amaya and Mara
dancing to “Falling Slowly” from “Once”
Striptease number “Be Italian” from Nine
The Tigers dancing to “Grease”
Last but not the least, Polecats Manila dancing to “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago
Other songs we performed:
“Nicest Kids in Town” Hairspray
“Big Spender” Sweet Charity
“One Night Only” Dream Girls
“Please Mr. Jailer” Cry Baby
“Bend and Snap” Legally Blonde
“Mein Herr” Cabaret
“Time Warp” Rocky Horror Picture Show
A peek of what’s happenin’ backstage 😛
To friends who watched my show finally! Mica and Maki <3
and of course, to happiness <3 my boyfriend Matt
I finally have an inspiration to continue dancing ^_^
Thank you for braving the traffic and all just to watch me 🙂 thank you for the cupcakes and Daffy
From May 23 – 26, 2013 Resorts World Manila hosted a grand list of activities and events to celebrate the last days of summer with its mall goers. Kids get treated to fun activities, party people got hyped up with Epic Weekend: Live and the toy enthusiasts got to be a part of ToyCon 2013 with Alodia Gosiengfiao. Moms also got a special Fox International Channel Loves Moms segment where they got to enjoy the weekend activities with their families.
The celebrities who took part in the festivities were Solenn Heusaff, Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos, Yeng Constantino, Alodia Gosiengfiao, MYMP, Iya Villania, Christian Bautista, True Faith, Jacq Yu, Enrique Gil, Sitti Navarro, Band of Brothers, Rock of 80s, Princess Velasco, Legends, Giselle Sanchez, Patrick Moore, Marian Rivera, Michelle Madrigal, Ryza Cenon, Richard Poon, K Brosas, Kim Idol and The Company.
If you haven’t had enough of the LaBoracay weekend, then satisfy your craving for an ultimate clubbing experience by checking out Haze. Club Haze Manila is the new clubbing destination by the people behind BigFish, a party organization that has brought the best Electronic Dance Music experience to Manila by bringing the best EDM DJs.
When it’s Friday, I’m always in LOVE – with music!
Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity.
― Deepak Chopra
Age is attitude. We can live youthful forever!
Cues Ke$ha’s song “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young.” and Taylor Swifts “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22” and all the crazy fun songs that just embodied our Laboracay weekend with Smart Live All Out Party!
I hope you did follow #SmartLiveAllOut hashtag on Twitter and instagram. We have been posting all our photos of the fun-filled weekend! I hope there’s a part 2 because I just want more of this!
Here’s a recap of my FUN weekend that was, but will always be in my heart LIVE ALL OUT!!!
I broke my personal record!
Longest stay in Boracay (8 days, 7 nights!) one fully loaded week!
Longest simultaneous partying (7 nights)
achieved 80% alcohol in my blood (I kid you! I have a very nice functional liver and I drink wheatgrass)
Fell in love with a stranger (may ganon? joke lang!) more of like, grabbed a stranger and danced with him (so he can save us from some jeje trying to *BS* me and my friend)
Swam by the beach at night! (shhhhhh!!!)
Ran out of clothes and become creative.
Won a random spinning elephant contest!
Took paraw sailing to a different level, walked by the edge of the boat’s stabilizers and high fived someone from another boat (Lance DeOcampo) while running!
Danced on top of the DJ’s stage!
I definitely lived ALL OUT!
Me and my friends arrived on April 27. We were warming up for the Labor Day weekend festivities.
as the labor day weekend comes close and closer, more parties, more friends, more fun!
The only thing I love about beach parties: you don’t have to wear heels, you can dance barefoot, you wear comfortable clothing (uh-huh) and you get to swim when it gets too hot and malagkit!
Best part: you don’t have to drive home! You can just sleep by the sand and no one cares! (I kid :P)
Comes May 2 and my blogger friends arrived from Manila!
I love my roomies! @alyssalapid and @shensaddiction
We stayed at Boracay Garden Hotel
We LOOOOVE our room! We have pool access by our Balcony, spacious room and not-so-pricey mojitos by the pool bar!
Seriously guys, I brought work with me (because I work from home gala!)
As long as there is internet, I can work from wherever I am, super thanks to SMART LTE prepaid broadband for making this possible!
Here’s how my sched looks like:
6 – 4pm WORK (excel sheets, html and graphix shizz)
4pm onwards at White House to party
9 pm go home to freshen up
10 pm dinner
11 pm EPIC / Tides
2am go home
Guys, it’s the only thing I know how to do “Work Hard, Play Hard”
ALL OUT NA ALL OUT!
With fashion bloggers @verniecenciso @lush_angel and @vernenciso
Partying non-stop at White House Boracay, EPIC and finally Uptown #SmartLiveAllOut Music Fest!
We beat a guy playing this random game called “spinning elephant!”
Mode of transportation in Boracay: your feet or trike!
Paraw sailing with fashion, beauty and entertainment bloggers and smart team: @lancedeocampo @flowgalindez @mangyanblogger @shensaddiction @tobielstjohn @irislaotan
This relaxing paraw sailing totally gave me a zen moment. From hyper parties to relaxation mode!
You can never go wrong catching a Boracay sunset. It will always take your breath away. #nofilter
Dinner with the bloggers and smart team before partying!
at Sun down, the party people of boracay were treated to an All Out Music Festival with performances from some of the country’s finest artists to celebrate youthful victories. Bands and DJs that rocked the event are The Oktaves, Yolanda Moon, Brigada, Funk Avy, Callum David, Scratchmark, Thea, and David Ardiente.
We had to say goodbye to Boracay on Saturday, but our journey didn’t end there!
To embody our theme for this week to “LIVE ALL OUT,” we flew to Cebu just to eat Zubuchon!!!
WHATIZZZ DAY TRIP?!?
kami na talaga! Us already!
When I arrived at Manila airport… I zoomed as fast as I can to my photoshoot…
I love this life I live! It’s so full of action and energy
And so Living All Out continues. Please free your June 1 7pm to watch our Stellar Broadway Pole summer show at SM North Sky Dome. See you!!!
I have always enjoyed crowd-watching in Hong Kong. When it’s spring or summer, you would see vibrant colors in their wardrobe from shoes to bags and accessories. Come winter time, you get to see the locals strut the city streets with hip boots and cover-ups! With this, I didn’t let the chance to cover Hong Kong Fashion Week just pass by.
I receive invites to different countries to cover some events. Malaysia, US, Singapore, HK and in some random way, Myanmar. These invites don’t come with plane tickets though (most of the time), meaning I have to take care of my own flights from the Philippines to the destination. Maybe they think I’m a local? This happens a lot when Malaysia companies invite me.
For Hong Kong fashion week, I splurged on the tickets and booked accommodations with a budget of P10,000. With my super powers in budgeting, I was able to fill everything in.
I was in Hong Kong for 2 full days only. That means, accommodations I booked were only overnight, but I was still able to go full day at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, walk around the parks of Tin Shui Wai, RnR time at my hotel’s spa and of course Hong Kong Fashion Week by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
I have a gift in maximizing my resources. *Wink* *wink*
Themes of different designs were not just a mixture different colors, but of patters and textures as well.
Since autumn and winter clothes mean layers and layers of fabric, it’s a perfect opportunity to match the mismatch. Yes, I saw a lot of stripes over polka dots and plaids over crazy prints!
Hong Kong Fashion Week
In Asia, Hong Kong is a thriving hub for design and branded labels. The Hong Kong Fashion Week and the HKTDC World Boutique is a remarkable evidence of such importance of the Fashion industry in Hong Kong.
But all this, is more than fashion itself. HK Fashion Week focuses more in the business side of fashion.
Mind I tell you, there were about 1,600 exhibitors that participated in this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter.
Everything was pretty much highly automated and their systems ran efficiently
Registration is actually free. You can register at HKTDC’s official website.
Details about the Hong Kong Fashion Week can be found here.
Register for HK Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2013 here.
Yes. It was a BIG event! LITERALLY! I think I walked more than a kilometer inside the “realms” of HK Fashion Week today! I was going back and forth the different halls at different floors of the Exhibition Center! It was like it could never end!
One floor was quite huge enough for me, then I realized that the fair grounds cover 3 floors!
HK Fashion Week happens twice a year. The. Autumn / Fall event happens on January and the Spring / Summer edition happens in July. If you want to catch the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer, you might want to plot these dates in your calendar: July 8-11, 2013 and register here.
This is actually is the 44th edition of HK Fashion Week. This is my first time attending the event but I can say that it is just as vibrant as I expected it to be! Even if there’s a stereotype to Winter or Fall Fashion as dull and gray, that is not the case here in Hong Kong. It was a brilliant kaleidoscope of styles, colours, fabrics!
This was an open display and one of the sections to the many features of this year’s HK Fashion Week for Fall and Winter.
To respect the designers, photography of their designs is discouraged. If ever I took some photos inside, it was just to see the entire venue, the crowd or just a wide view of the different items you can see inside.
I was walking around hoping to chance upon Filipino designers, but I failed to find any. I tried to cover every corner, every function of the event, but it was impossible to do so in 1 day and my time was sparse!
A total of about 1,600 exhibitors participated in Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter
There was a diversified representation of different fashion tastes from different boutiques. Notable spots come from the exclusive designs of labels such as IKA BUTONI, Eutropic, Groupe Pronuptia and 3M to trendy value-for-money fashion from MUSE, Focus, Sub Zero, Gulliver and Orient.
There were also different sections that cover niched intrests like avante garde shoes and Lady Gaga-like shades! For the more highlighted sections: Denim Arcade, Handbags, Men in Style and Salon of Scarves and Shawls.
Of course, you get to see the more popular features like Intimate and Swim Wear, Bridal, Evening Wear, Accessories, Fabrics and Yarn, Sewing Supplies and many more.
They also had the Small Order Zone for groups of suppliers who can handle small volume orders. Like I said, it is more of the business side!
HK Fashion Week usually offers seminars for free on a first-come-first-serve basis. Some are for invitation only
Same is true with the Fashion Show. You can view almost any show you want but you need special invitation in some shows.
A day isn’t enough. Next time, I’d spend at least 2 days. The fair usually happens in 4 days.
And next time, I don’t want to miss the seminars and the fashion shows!
Specially featured for participants all over the globe, World Boutique showed high style of garments and accessories. Highlight of brands encompassing Che Che New York, MARCCAIN, Pashma, Adlib, Sumy Kujon, IKA BUTONI and Walter Ma.
Over 460 brands participated this year and there were over 15 runway shows this year.
They’re definitely good in mixing creatives and business!
This year, I did not only see a graceful crash of patterns and colors, I also saw the clash of different textures and materials. A plethora of mix and match of different elements. Who would have thought crazy ideas like this would stand out?
By this time, I was already very tired and must have walked at least 2 kilometers inside the convention.
‘Til the next Hong Kong fashion week then,
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Shell just announced today, October 25 2012 the coolest F1 car ever – the Scuderia Ferrari 2011 F1 car made of Lego bricks! These cars will be available tomorrow (my birthday)!
The first F1 LEGO Lady driver! ME! kidding!
The Philippines is actually one of the first countries in the world to see the introduction of a range of limited edition, buildable, collectible Ferrari models made from LEGO bricks.
How to get your own #LEGOModelFerrari cars:
The unique, limited edition LEGO models and Minifigures are available after refuelling with Shel V-Power Nitro+ or Shell FuelSave
For every Php 1,500 worth of single or accumulated purchase of Shell V-Power Nitro+ Racing, Gasoline, or Diesel, customers get a chance to collect any of the six LEGO model Ferrari cars or LEGO Minifigures
Cars cost only for Php 140 while filling up with Php 1,500 worth of single or accumulated purchase of Shell V-Power Nitro+ Racing, Gasoline or Diesel.
Cars would cost at Php 180 if you fill up with Php 1,500 worth of single or accumulated purchase of Shell FuelSave Unleaded or Diesel.
Helix customers also get a chance to bring home a FREE LEGO model or LEGO Minifigures for every purchase of any participating Shell Helix Oil Change Package.
The new Shell promotion introduces six exclusive LEGO models that are based on some of the most iconic vehicles in Ferrari’s motoring history. This exciting promotion brings together three of the most global brands in the world and celebrates over 60 years of passion for performance between Shell and Ferrari.
I am not much of a LEGO fan, (BUT NOW I AM!) but I am a hardcore fan of Ferrari! It’s pretty cute seeing Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa playing with toy cars!
Spanning decades of motoring heritage – covering truck, road and track vehicles – the models designed by the LEGO Group illustrate the innovative and passionate nature of the Shell technical partnership with Ferrari.
LEGO Model Ferrari Cars
Shell and the LEGO Group have created six of the most enigmatic and unique models associated with Ferrari racing. The models included in the promotion are:
Ferrari F150° Italia – A LEGO Group reproduction of the race winning 2011 F1™ car includes the options to change the livery to that of either Felipe Massa or Fernando Alonso
Scuderia Ferrari Truck – The familiar transport truck is a key part of the Ferrari motor racing team and brings another dimension to the exclusive model collection. The LEGO version of the cab has been carefully designed to include realistic details on the lights, radiator and front grilles
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta passo corto (SWB) – A real legend of the motoring world; not only one of the most beautiful vehicles ever created, but also the first Ferrari road car to use disc brakes. Its distinctive round headlights work seamlessly in LEGO bricks, mirroring the beauty of the original
Ferrari F40 – One of the most recognizable sports cars of all time. Its classic aerodynamic form and distinctive square rear spoiler are both instantly identifiable and are translated perfectly with LEGO bricks
Ferrari FXX – The latest high-performance racing evolution of the Ferrari Enzo, one of the most powerful cars in the world. The LEGO version comes in black livery and reflects much of the Ferrari FXX’s sleek styling
Ferrari 458 Italia – Arguably the most iconic car in the current Ferrari range, making it a natural choice to be part of this promotion. The LEGO Group have pulled out all the stops to reproduce its signature details from a triple exhaust to multi-LED front lights to create an authentic and exciting toy
Got pulled out to construct the car during the launch!
We were supposed to beat the Ferrari team’s record of 51 seconds
Officemates assemble the different F1 LEGO Model Ferrari cars during lunch break!
About Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels
Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels represent Shell’s latest generation of premium performance fuels. They are unique premium gasoline and diesel fuels designed to improve performance and to act instantly in your engine. Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels are developed using Shell’s most advanced fuels technology and is available in the Philippines since June 1, 2012, replacing the previous Shell V-Power and Shell Super Premium fuels.
Shell V-Power Nitro+ is not to be confused with Shell FuelSave fuels which are formulated with Shell instantaneous fuel economy formula developed to help customers save fuel. Shell V-Power Nitro+ is highly formulated and designed to help customers’ cars perform to their potential, whatever type of vehicle they drive. For more information, please see: www.shell.com.ph/v-powernitro+.