Thursday, August 3, 2017

Festival Mall Alabang opens new coffee spots

Read this coffeeholics!

You can now have your caffeine fix at Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

The popular mall in southern Metro Manila recently opened three new branches of favorite coffee houses--Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Seattle’s Best.

The inclusion of these new coffee shops in the mall aim to make Festival Mall not only a shopping place but a lifestyle hub as well.

“We want Festival Mall to be not only a place to shop, but also to hang out with friends and relax, which for many of us, involves having coffee. With the opening of these new coffee shops, we can envision the mall as a vibrant hang-out spot,” says Rose Nuqui, Vice-President for Marketing, Exhibits and Conventions, and Amusement Centers of Filinvest Alabang.

“We look forward to the mall being the place-to-be to not only shop and dine but to really spend time, watch a show, and have a great time with friends or family over coffee.”

A different Baguio experience at Azalea Residences

It's only been a couple of days since we went home from Baguio and I'm missing the place already.

Last weekend, I was invited to go on a trip to Summer Capital of the Philippines with fellow bloggers.

We stayed at the  Azalea Residences-Baguio, which gave us a very warm welcome amid the cold (stormy) weather.

My room at Azalea Hotel and Residences-Baguio.

It was my first time to stay in Azalea Baguio.

I must say that my two-night stay in Baguio was very different.

You see, every time I go to Baguio, I would usually just stay in a transient house. I'm used to it anyway since I lived here during my first academic year in U.P. Baguio.

But Azalea Baguio's spacious suite assigned to us made me feel more at home.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Liza Soberano is the new Darna!

The guessing game is over! Liza Soberano finally confirms that she is Darna!

Liza Soberano receives Mars Ravelo's Darna komiks from former actress who portrayed it, Angel Locsin.
(From Ogie Diaz's Facebook account)

The former Dolce Amore actress will star in the new movie adaptation of the Pinoy superheroine, which will be directed by Erik Matti.

Darna was last portrayed by Marian Rivera in the second TV adaptation of GMA Network in 2009. Prior to this, Angel Locsin played the role of Mars Ravelo's classic komiks superheroine in a TV series in the same network in 2005.

Friday, May 26, 2017

What's new with Kris Aquino?

Aside from Sarah Geronimo and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, I am also a self-confessed Kris Aquino fan.

Watch Kris Aquino on her new web show titled The Kris List

Yes, I used to come in late at work because of her previous hit morning talk show Kris TV.  I couldn't leave the house until the show ends especially if it's a travel or a cooking episode.

It was one of my guilty pleasures.

That's why I got a bit sad when I found out that her show would go off air.

Good thing she became more active in social media after leaving ABS-CBN. I still get updates about her kakiyan and her kaartehan, which I both love and hate (sometimes), through her Facebook and Instagram accounts. By the way, she's on Twitter again.

When she had her one-episode travel show on GMA-7 called Trip ni Kris, I made sure I would be back in the Philippines from my vacation in Bangkok, Thailand.

Unfortunately, it will be impossible now to have a follow up episode since Kris had a falling out with her producer.

Anyway, buti na lang pinangatawanan na niya ang pagiging Queen of ALL MEDIA. She now has this web show on her official Facebook account titled The Kris List.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Atmos Fit Elite smart fitness band

New gadget! A cheap smartwatch fitness band.

It's been two months since the strap of my cheap but very dependable Casio watch broke and I still couldn't find a replacement.

Actually, I found one but its price is almost the same price of the watch. Pfft.

Anyway, since I'm using Fitbit Flex (which I got as a giveaway from an event), I thought of getting something that can be a watch and a smart fitness band at the same time.

Then, I saw Kimstore's post (Yay, she's back!) about Atmos Fitness Elite band and its feature.

Very timely, right?

And guess what, it's cheaper than my Casio watch! I bought my Casio at P1,200 in Zalora. Atmos Fit Elite costs P890.

So there, I switched from Fitbit Flex to Atmos Fit Elite, which offers more functions other than counting steps, monitoring sleep, and vibrating alarm.