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TOMS Challenges Us To Imagine A Day #WithoutShoes

To raise awareness for children's health, TOMS holds an annual campaign called "One Day Without Shoes". The company challenges us to imagine what it's like to have no shoes, in hopes More »

COVERDERM make-up demo

Coverderm, the World’s First Camouflage Foundation is Now Available at Watson’s

A make-up that covers up scars and birth marks like a camouflage — and looks great for everyday use — is now available at select Watson's branches. For 80 years, Coverderm advanced More »

SupermodelMe: Sirens

Filipino Models Shine in DIVA’s SupermodelMe: Sirens

Together with 10 other models from across Asia, Filipinos Jasmine Ng and Irish Ong will compete in the fifth and latest season of SupermodelMe. Titled SupermodelMe:Sirens, it will premiere on the 24th More »

Starting Over Again

Things we learned after watching Starting Over Again

  1. Architecture is a hot career for rom-coms The similarly titled One More Chance from 2007 also featured a bad breakup, a second chance, and a female lead as an architect. How exciting are More »

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati

A holiday in Makati

The new Holiday Inn and Suites in the Ayala Center in the Makati business district is a curious yet welcoming mix of business hotel and family vacation place. It's located near More »

Singapore. See where the world is heading.

Singapore is gearing up to entice more Filipinos to visit

Pinoys can't get enough of Singapore, it seems. With a fabulous array of shopping options, endless cuisines from different parts of the world, breathtaking sights, exciting activities and a multi-cultural population, the More »

Sharwin vs the Caucasian - Cheese Flatbread

Sharwin vs the Caucasian

With the success of the Philippine Week Food Promo at Swissotel in hand, I could now turn my attention to enjoying Moscow. The Philippine Embassy, ever the gracious host, planned a Moscow More »

RECIPE: Mega Sardines Con Pasta

Mega Sardines in Tomato Sauce

Do you love sardines but are hungry for new ways to have it? Your favorite canned food brand has some ideas for you.

TOMS Challenges Us To Imagine A Day #WithoutShoes

TOMS #withoutshoes - BGC

To raise awareness for children’s health, TOMS holds an annual campaign called “One Day Without Shoes”. The company challenges us to imagine what it’s like to have no shoes, in hopes that one day every child will no longer have to suffer diseases that could be prevented by something a lot of us take for granted.

Coverderm, the World’s First Camouflage Foundation is Now Available at Watson’s

COVERDERM make-up demo

A make-up that covers up scars and birth marks like a camouflage — and looks great for everyday use — is now available at select Watson’s branches. For 80 years, Coverderm advanced dermotological cosmetics have been helping men and women manage various skin conditions through products that provide coverage you won’t get from regular make-up. Coverderm’s unique formulation covers vitiligo, melasma, birth marks, acne scars, and couperose, making it the recommended choice of dermatologists. It can also mask the redness resulting from laser treatments. You can even use it to temporarily hide tattoos!

Join the Jung Da Yeon Free Workout Party on April 11

Jung Da Yeon Workout Party

On April 11, 2015, South Korea’s Fitness Star Jung Da Yeon will be working out with Filipino fitness enthusiasts at the Activity Area of Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City. The event will be hosted by Ron Antonio, Celebrity Zumba Master at 5pm. It is an exciting event that has never been done before. What’s more, it’s free to the public!

Spoken Words, Sculpted Sounds: Art Sibs Kooky & Richard Tuason Set to Perform at MAD Fest 2014

Kooky Tuason

With a verve and vigor only words can match in sound, the sibling revelry that is Kooky and Richard Tuason takes stage on December 5, 2014 at JACK TV’s MAD Fest 2014 which will be held at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds from 4PM to 4AM.

A spoken word performance set to live sound art, the duo combines a hybrid of poetry and musical performance with Richard playing his work Ensemblage, a musical sculpture which sounds like an orchestra, and Kooky speaking soulful rhythms with her poetry.

Filipino Models Shine in DIVA’s SupermodelMe: Sirens

SupermodelMe: Sirens

Together with 10 other models from across Asia, Filipinos Jasmine Ng and Irish Ong will compete in the fifth and latest season of SupermodelMe. Titled SupermodelMe:Sirens, it will premiere on the 24th of November on DIVA.

According to Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Universal Networks International, unlike other modeling competition-based reality shows, “SupermodelMe represents another example of DIVA’s commitment to not only entertain but empower its core female viewers. The women featured in the series prove that real beauty lies beyond a pretty face.”

What’s in your PiLE? New online music app for OPM lovers on its way

Team Project PiLE

Quick, what are your favorite bands? Great. How many of them are local?

The truth is, the Philippine music scene is brimming with talent and passion, yet not too many of the artists are able to reach mainstream audiences for a variety of reasons.

PiLE is about to change all that.

Launching this month, PiLE is a local music search engine and sharing platform intended to promote the local music industry. Quite simply, PiLE hopes to give users access to an impressive database of Filipino music and artists, culled from other locally managed sites. It gives the user an easy and convenient way of finding new original Pilipino music (OPM), and to share their discoveries and favorite songs and artists with their friends.

Kai Honasan performs at the PiLE press con

Bold and Elegant: The Plains & Prints Pre-Fall Collection 2014

Anne Curtis for Plains & Prints

There was no way I was going to fade into the background in these — my first thought on seeing the clothing brand Plains & Prints’ new pre-fall collection. As with all of the brand’s designs, the collection is unapologetically urban and feminine.

Anne Curtis sits down for afternoon tea with media, style bloggers and fans at the unveiling of Plains&Prints Pre-Fall Collection 2014

Educational charity to benefit from the Etude House “Princess Run”

Etude House Princess Run

In celebration of mothers and families in May, Etude House Philippines is holding a fun run dubbed “Etude Princess Run.” It features 3K, 5K and 10K categories, and will happen on May 25, 2014, at 5 a.m. at the corner of 34th and 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Proceeds of Etude Princess Run 2014 will support the YesPinoy Foundation, an organization founded and headed by actor Dingdong Dantes, Jr. that rally all Filipinos, of all ages and from all sectors and background, to support diverse advocacies and programs. The foundation aims to empower Filipinos to help those in need and to contribute effectively and efficiently.

Dingdong Dantes, head and founder of the YesPinoy Foundation


“We encourage men, women, students, professionals, athletes, celebrities, health buffs and even, cosplayers to sign up and participate in the Etude House Princess Run. We want to bring together Filipino families for this fun event. We hope to see everyone enjoying with their loved ones on May 25,” said Etude House Philippines President Andrea Amado.


Registration for the Etude Princess Run is from March 15 to April 15. Entry fees are P600 for the 3k and 5k races and P800 for the 10k category, inclusive of a race kit with a singlet, race bib and race map.

Things we learned after watching Starting Over Again

Starting Over Again
  1. Architecture is a hot career for rom-coms
    The similarly titled One More Chance from 2007 also featured a bad breakup, a second chance, and a female lead as an architect. How exciting are your lives really, female architects? Maybe we should switch careers!

  2. Ancestral homes are lovely
    Starting Over AgainAn old family home and whether it should be sold, renovated, or restored is at the center of the film. Reminded us of these hidden gems in our crowded city.

  3. Piolo Pascual, meanwhile, can switch careers all he wants
    As Marco Villanueva in this movie, Piolo starts off as a history teacher, but switches careers several times. But the smolder is consistent!