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Monday, December 30, 2019

Netflix has announced its list of the most popular titles of 2019 in The Philippines


If youre a Netflix fan like me, you should,  most probably watched any of these movies or series in your list. Well, I have watched Hotel Del Luna , 6 Underground and right now Im finished with Season 2 of You

There are a lot of choices, from suspense to horror to comedy. All you have to do is allot time. Yeah! Right now, Im binge-watching The Silence. How about you?

Here are Netflix Top 10 Most Popular Releases of 2019

           “Any title that was released less than 28 days ago will incorporate viewing prediction




Netflix’s Original ‘6 Underground’ is this year’s most watched title in the Philippines.

Filipino movies such as Mikhail Red’s ‘Eerie,’ Viva Films’ ‘Miss Granny,’ and ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi’ also made  it to this year’s most popular movie titles  in the country. 





‘The Witcher’ is the Philippines’ most watched series for 2019. 




‘The Witcher’ dominated the most popular series for 2019. The Filipinos' love for Korean titles is further validated by the inclusion of ‘Hotel Del Luna,’ ‘Kingdom,’ and ‘Love Alarm’ to the most popular series list for 2019. 

Several other fan favorite Netflix Original Series such as ‘Umbrella Academy,’ Sex Education,’ and ‘Stranger Things’ also made it to this year’s list.

This lineup shows the quality, diversity, and variety of entertainment choices that Filipinos enjoyed on Netflix in 2019, from Filipino to Hollywood and Korean movies and shows, and across multiple genres including sci-fi fantasies, live action, romantic comedies and more

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Skin Magical COO and Founder Ghie Pangilinan wins big in 2019



2019 is indeed a fruitful year for Skin Magical CEO Ghie Pangilinan whose hard work and perseverance to carve a niche in the beauty and skin care industry have been recognized by various award-giving bodies. Her nonstop innovation to make the Skin Magical brand a top choice among Filipino consumers has made Ghie truly deserving of all the accolades.

Last November 19, Ghie bagged the Influencer of The Year award at the Leaders Asia Awards held at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The lady entrepreneur also walked away with the trophy for Start-up Company of the Year for Skin Magical.






This year’s Most Influential Female CEO in the Field of Cosmetics and Skin Care trophy was handed to her during the 18th Annual Gawad Amerika Awards night in Los Angeles, California.



Ghie felt doubly happy when swamped with messages of congratulations from family and friends after being named the Most Influential Entrepreneur of the Year at the 14th Gawad Pilipino Awards Night. The awarding ceremonies was held last December 5 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno inside the Pasig City Hall Complex.


Also included in the awards list are Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, Ali Sotto, Jessica Soho, Atom Araullo, Mike Enriquez, Malou Mangahas, Gretchen Ho, Joyce Ruelos and Arlene Navarro.

Organized by Dr. Danilo Mangahas and EuroTV, the Gawad Pilipino Award is an annual event that aims to recognize the excellence of individuals, organizations and companies from the academe, entertainment, public service, business and NGOs through their passion and work ethics that greatly affect the Philippine culture, traditions and society for humane innovations.

Furthermore, Ghie was also given the Outstanding Contribution in Micro-Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Motivator 2019 by the Philippine Honorable Queens (PHQ Events) last December 15 at Crimson Hotel in Alabang Muntinlupa City. A video tribute called as “The Butterfly Sisters” was also presented to honor her struggles and success with her sisters Joyce Ruelos (who was also awarded tht evening) and Ruffa Gel Garrovillas (who has passed on in 2018).

PHQ Events appoints nominating bodies from all over the country to select Finalist for both Honorable Queens and Finest Woman. 


“The awards and nominations I’ve received with Skin Magical served as great reminders for all the hard work and persistence that I and my husband Jerry have done to be successful in beauty and skin care business.
"Each award makes us even more passionate in creating, innovating and sharing skin care products that are effective and safe for all types of skin,” Ghie said.

Ghie shared how she and Jerry strove to become successful and learn new things about running a business. Her husband was a still working as a seaman when Ghie, who was then an online seller of various products, took the advice of her friend to create her own brand. With only an initial capital of P7,000, Ghie was able to start selling through online her own skin care brand, called Skin Magical, with rejuvenating papaya soap, lotion and toner as introductory products. Eventually, it became popular that her husband stopped working and came home permanently to help her in the operation and distribution of the products. They also expanded the business by offering not just papaya soaps.

Many of their loyal customers became Skin Magical distributors “because the products worked on them,” said Ghie who also attributed the success of their business to the loyalty of their employers, resellers and customers.

Until this day, Ghie never tires to share a tip or two about entrepreneurial skills to Pinoys who also wish to succeed in their business through mentoring sessions with them in Go Negosyo. Soon, Ghie will be releasing a book to be published by ABS-CBN Books.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Nob Hill in Tagaytay Highlands: A Blend of Modernity and Nature


Tagaytay Highlands’ Nob Hill, a contemporary-themed community infused with nature-friendly living amenities, provides homeowners with a lush and serene haven without losing access to the convenient lifestyle the city has to offer.



Set against nature’s backdrop with an elevation of 250 to 256 meters above sea level, Nob Hill offers stunning views of the mystical Mt. Makiling and Mt. Maculot—and the rest of the Highlands. The elevation likewise enables Nob Hill residents to savor the cool mountain air in their cozy homes, thus providing homeowners a quick respite from the metro’s busy and hectic life. 



The tastefully designed homes of Nob Hill are spread across 7.7 hectares of land. The 127 lots, with sizes ranging from 300 to 634 square meters, offer expansive spaces to homeowners who seek refuge from the congestion of the metro. Meticulously designed, the minimalist and geometric lines evoke feelings of relaxation, while the metal and wood finishes exude sophistication and comfort. 

Homeowners in this exclusive enclave will enjoy proximity to the Driving Range, Pick n’ Pay, and the Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club. Easy access to Nobhill is via Suplang gate, through the SLEX Batino exit. 

Valuing environmental sustainability, Nob Hill boasts of an abundance of trees—providing a refreshing and clean atmosphere for the whole community. The entire community also has circuit pathways and fitness stations for jogging, running, and biking with lush greenery as a backdrop. A gazebo and central park complete the nature-centric facilities of the community. 



Other features in this posh and peaceful community include linear parks along the main road, trellises, a palm court, children’s sand play area, atriums, and pocket gardens. 

Harmonizing modern living in a natural setting, Nob Hill also invests on the safety, security and convenience of the homeowners. This exclusive community is also equipped with a 24-hour security, underground utilities, ample water supply, 100% emergency power supply, in-house landscaping and full housekeeping services, and 24-hour emergency medical and fire-fighting teams. 

Nob Hill homeowners also get to enjoy world-class amenities of the Country Club such as the country’s first and only Swiss-engineered cable car and funicular train system, sports amenities, entertainment, and recreational amenities, among others. 

Newly opened restaurants also provide gastronomic experience for Tagaytay Highlands members, guests, and homeowners. 

A sanctuary that’s easy to become a favorite weekend haven, Nob Hill is a place worth coming home to the Highlands.

Have yourself a merry little feast with classic Italiannis favorites


  Italiannis has warmed up the oven so hearty holiday indulgence can come to you in boxes, trays, and platters.

Let’s start the feasting with something you enjoy eating as well as giving: the Bread Box and Wine-to-go. The bread boxes contain either the Tuscan or Foccaccia (or a combination of both) with the popular olive oil and vinaigrette, and tied very elegantly. And who wouldn’t love a bottle of wine to go with it? 

Italiannis offers quality wines to suit your discerning taste. Some branches  offer Dulce de Leche boxes, one whole creamy cake that comes with an extra caramel sauce. 




Italiannis also offers  Dine Out Delights  - salads, appetizers, chicken, pork, fish, pastas, and other signature dishes for 6 to 8 persons available  in nifty to-go trays. Get yourself some Spinach Artichoke,  Fried Calamari, Prosciutto E Formaggio, Italianni’s Fritti, Italian Truffle Fries, Sicilian Salad, Caesar Salad, and  Insalata Rucola.   




There is a pasta selection you can take out with you too, including Lasagna, Spaghetti Meatballs, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara, Seafood Cioppino, and Penne Arrabiata. Mains include Chicken Italianni’s, Porkchop Au Poivre, Chicken Milanese, Chicken Parmigiana, Herb Roasted Chicken and  Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet. 




If you want to sit down and have a special lunch dinner with your loved ones  and friends, the special Holiday Platters are reason enough to indulge.  Mix and match two appetizers, two pasta dishes  and one entrée for a reasonable price. 




Have yourself a merry little feast with classic Italiannis favorites such as Frito Misto, Spaghetti Meatballs Abondanza, and Chicken and Ribs Platter. Or you may opt for Crostini Platter (which includes Tomato Bruschetta, Mushroom Bruschetta, and Liver Pate), Chicken and Ribs Platter, and the Salmon Linguini Abondanza. 





 Go where the love is. After all, it’s always “Amore the merrier” at Italianni’s—a joyful celebration of hearty food in  the company of those we love.

To know more about Italianni’s, check out http://www.italiannis.com.ph/; like it on FB  and follow it on IG @ItaliannisPH


Jollibee surprises holiday commuters with free Chickenjoy during their ride home!

Being away from loved ones regularly can be difficult, which is why the holidays have become such an important season to reunite families. But these days, traveling back home to provinces and far-flung areas can be extra tiresome with the heavy traffic, long commuting lines, and hectic holiday rush. This can take a toll on Filipinos mentally and emotionally, especially when all they’re thinking about is going home to celebrate the most joyful time of the year with the most important people in their lives.



This Christmas, Jollibee helps Filipinos go home to their families with a little more love—and a lot of joy. Holiday commuters in select provincial bus routes received a special surprise from Jollibee on their way home. Hundreds of free Chickenjoy buckets and Jollibee gift certificates were distributed to the lucky commuters, perfect for sharing with the families that eagerly awaited them at home.



Passengers were all smiles, some even in tears! “Ito po, pagsasalubong namin sa mga apo,” one of them said, holding on to the Chickenjoy bucket in gratitude. Another expressed joy being able to see the Jollibee mascot live: “Masaya po talaga na nakita namin sa personal si Jollibee. Nagyon lang po namin nakita si Jollibee.”



Watch the heartwarming event on video here:








“We wanted to make the ride home of the hardworking Filipinos extra special with a little surprise from Jollibee, especially with all the Christmas rush and anticipation to get home to spend time with their families,” Jollibee Philippines’ Marketing AVP for Bestsellers Category Cathleen Capati said. “As a family-centric brand, we do believe that being with family amid busy schedules and other separation factors is the most precious and meaningful way to spend the festive holidays—along with everyone’s favorite Chickenjoy!”





Share this video to encourage the joy of bonding with family and loved ones over the holidays. Celebrate this Christmas season with the country’s #1 fried chicken, available through dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide and like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

What to do in Hongkong: First Day with or without protesta



Dapat pa Taiwan kami ngayon December dahil malamig,  and dahil talagang gusto namin balikan ang Taiwan. Pero nagbago ang ihip ng hangin ng financier ko hahaha. Ayaw na nya mag Taiwan..Ako gusto ko umalis mag isa na lang.


Yung pag nakakita ka ng SALE natataranta ka na hahaha



So eto ang convo namin ng first week of November =)

Me:  Be ok lang ba na sa Hongkong ako mag Christmas?
Be :  Sino kasama mo?
Me:  Ako lang eh, hahanapin ko sarili ko.
Be:   ____________________________
Me:  Ano ok lang ba sayo?
Be:   Letche ka isama mo na ako. Dami mo kaartehan. (gigil) 
Me:  Talaga? Cgeeee yehey!! 

Yehey!! kse di na ako gagastos pag sya kse kasama ko mas lalong okay. Hahaha. Tsaka mas masaya syempre kse kasama sya. Naks hahaha.

Nag booked kami ng Cathay Pacific, December 20, dahil nga nagkakagulo sa HK since August pa puro PLAN B yung itinerary na ginawa ko, pag sumablay ang PLAN A. Sabi namin bahala na basta importante dun kami mag Christmas together. 


        yung fresh kaming dumating, ganda ko dito ah , anong phone to? hahaha

FIRST DAY , sana naalala ko pa to ng as vivid as I can remember hahaha.

Yung flight namin is 5AM. So 130AM, nag Grab na kami. Nakarating kami sa NAIA 3 ng 230AM , pede ng mag check in. Pero guys, nag web checked-in na kami beforehand para walang hassle na pumila pa. 

TIP 
Mag web check in na kayo before your flight para iwas pagod at pila sa check in.

So, nakapag breakfast pa kami sa Kenny Rogers tapos direcho na kmi immig pagkatapos. 




Ayan na,  nakarating kami sa HK ng 5AM, by 7AM nag A21 bus na kami papunta Nathan Road. Mga 30 minutes din byahe, and nakapag checked in kami agad sa Minimal Hotel Avenue 




(naibooked ko to through Agoda ang laki ng discount and ang saya lang na malapit sya sa lahat, sa tapat ng hotel lang yung A21 bus pabalik ng airport, lakad ng konti, andun na din ang MTR Jordan Station, nasa gitna kami ng TST  and Mongkok )

Nakakatuwa lang na di na kmi pinabalik para mag check in,  pina drecho na kami sa room oh diba? So natulog muna kami and nagising ng 1230PM.


                                       Nag dinner kami sa KFC 

Ayun na nagikot na kami kumain kami sa Cafe de Coral along Nathan Road din. Himala wla naman protesta and medyo malamig na din ang weather. So nag inarte ako ng bubble jacket chos hahaha. Feeling winter, pero malamig naman na talaga tsaka pang #ootd na din =)


                                                         Syempre nag milk tea ako



So yung first day namin is nag late lunch sa Cafe de Coral, naglakad, yes grabe layo ng nilakad namin going to Mongkok and nagpunta din ng Ladies Market na pagkatapos eh nag dinner eventually sa KFC along Mongkok. 






Naghanap kami ng toys sa Ladies Market , parang may nabili kse kami before dito , 6 years ago, so malamang wala na diba? hahaha. So nilakad ule namin pabalik sa hotel jusko naka 23K steps ako. Grabe, pede naman mag train talagang ginapak namin ang mga mura naming katawan ng first day hahaha. 


       Eto na yung tumingin kami sa InsPoint ng mga toys , grabe daming baliw sa mga figures

 2nd Day to be continued...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Issy & Co: Cruelty-Free MakeUp That's Also Vegan


I am an advocate for anything gluten-free, vegan and cruelty-free makeup, just because I have sensitive skin that would easily flare up for too much alcohol and or fragrances found in makeup or skincare. 

I've tried some of the high end cruelty-free and vegan make up brands before. I do until today. I love how it made my skin dewy, glowing and pimple-free. I am still checking out on our local products that would fit my skin. 


I just learned recently that Issy & Co. is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly makeup brand that do not test their cosmetics on animals or use animal products. They only use natural ingredients that are good for you and the earth. Plus, they are  affordable that you can have all the tints you want. 






An emerging make-up and self-care brand in the Philippines is currently making waves due to its promise of quality yet affordable and socially relevant, wearable products that help young Filipinos achieve their beauty goals effortlessly.



Issy & Co. first resonated with the “woke” Filennials or Filipino Millennials with its claim of manufacturing make-up products that are proudly vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, and gluten free; and has now captured the imagination of the beauty-conscious consumers looking for an affordable yet quality make-up brand.




Ms. Jasmine Ang, President of Issy & Co. said, “When we began Issy & Co. last month, we were very pleased to introduce a product that the market embraced. This continuing success, and the support of the Filipinos has made us more daring, and more confident to introduce an ever-evolving line of products that will remain true to who we are. We made sure that Issy & Co self-care products adhere to highest quality standards and are in fact dermatologically tested and produced in Taiwan in a GMP and ISO certified manufacturing lab.”



Staying true to its promise of “beauty made easy,” many satisfied customers embraced Issy & Co. products for its affordability, highly pigmented formulation and ease of application.

In additon to the brand’s expanding branding efforts,  Alex Gonzaga, one of the country’s top social media personalities, is now joining the Issy & Co. family as its brand ambassador.





“People know me as a no frills kind of girl. I am not one to take hours to put on make-up. But as a celebrity, I have to make sure that I always look my best 24/7 and thanks to Issy & Co., my beauty routine can be made easy,” said Alex Gonzaga on her Press Launch speech.

Issy & Co. products are available in Shopee, Lazada and Beauty Manila PH
For more information about the brand, visit and like their page:  hps://www.facebook.com/
issyandcompany/

Friday, December 20, 2019

Look back at all the Jolly Hotdog “todo sarap” ads from the year!


 Whether you’re the over-the-top one in your barkada or another friend is, you can always be sure of one thing: Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog can match you or your friends’ “todoness” with an abundance of extra cheesy dressing, ketchup, and a generous sprinkling of grated cheese on top of an extra meaty sausage.



The “todo” or all-out nature of Jolly Hotdog is exemplified in all its online commercials this year, where there’s always someone who can turn an ordinary activity into an extraordinary one, going over-the-top compared to everyone else. Here’s a look back at these wacky videos that have made fans like, laugh, and share on social media:



The Todo Drama Jolly Hotdog commercial, the first one of 2019 starring popular local actor Joshua Garcia, explores the namesake concept of going all out in dramatic acting. Garcia emotes heavily in front of his friends, who seem to have eaten their Jolly Hotdog sandwiches without him.




The Todo Clingy ad, the second Joshua Garcia commercial, reverses the roles—this time, it’s his friends who are extra dramatic and clingy with him. In the end, they all go for something that matches their “todoness”—the Jolly Hotdog!




The short Todo Wall Climbing video shows a climber struggling to move up, only to see someone else traversing the wall vertically and horizontally with minimal effort.




These ads should make you hungry for a snack right now—and there’s no better thing to have than that Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog from your nearest Jollibee!  Indulge and get the Jolly Hotdog for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide for only PHP 50.00!



For more updates and info on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Check out these Christmas Party Packages and Offers from The Bistro Group



TEXAS ROADHOUSE 

Kids and adults will say “Yeehaw!” when they celebrate their party the Texas Roadhouse way. A Wild West celebration awaits adults with packages different packages: Rodeo Drive (P500/person;  Rib Feast (P600/person); Howdy Get Rowdy (P1,000/person) and Roadhouse Hall of Fame (P1,500/person) Also, give your kids to a hoedown with Texas Roadhouse’s kiddie party packages, all prepared for 30 kids. For inquiries, call 09177740418



HARD ROCK CAFÉ MANILA
Have your party at Hard Rock Café Manila and you will surely have a Jingle Bell Rockin’ Holiday! Choose from  Classic Rock Menu (P895/person);  Alternative Rock menu (P995/person ); Rock and Roll menu (P1095 per person); Heavy Metal menu  (P1195 per person). If you prefer the Heavy Metal menu and want to be seated at the Michael Jackson area, pay P1305 per head. All packages come with two kinds of sides, and refillable ice Tea or Dalandan Juice. 




Drink Packages, meanwhile, are: Package 1 at P935/person (one cocktail, a choice of select local beer, and one Alternative Rock beverage); Package 2 at P995/person  (one cocktail, a choice of pre-selected local beer, and one Jam Session)




Kids Party Packages 1 and 2 are both at P565/head and include starters, pasta, dessert, and refillable Ice Tea or Dalandan Juice. 

For reservations, visit or call Hard Rock Café Manila at the 2/L of S Maison at Conrad Manila or call (02) 8990 9809 / +639563646142

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

No better way to celebrate the holidays than at B-Dubs! Throw your Christmas party at Buffalo Wild Wings for as low as P550 per head inclusive of a hefty menu selection, venue setup, use of 30+ widescreen TVs, and a beerpong table!  Bring in the kids to enjoy our Little Buffalo party packages for P355 per head!  Photographers, magicians, birthday cakes, and other add ons are available for additional costs. For inquiries, call Buffalo Wild Wings branches in Conrad S Maison – 777-2905; Glorietta 1 – 8235726; Vista Mall Sta Rosa – 5447995; Uptown Mall, BGC – 8015993; and Estancia Mall – 6327489.


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