30 August 2015

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0



I am no gamer and I initially had no idea what Disney Infinity is all about. The last time I held a Play Station was probably back when I was in high school. But as a mom of a boy, I definitely got excited upon learning more about this latest game. Basically, Disney Infinity is an interactive gaming platform where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunities to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from across the worlds of Disney. It is the only game where you can play with Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters together in one experience. 

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

A few days ago, Disney Interactive announced that the Star Wars™ universe will join Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel in Disney Infinity 3.0 – the latest installment of the best-selling “hybrid toy / video game” of 2014. What is awesome about including Star Wars in the latest Disney Infinity installment is that it is a franchise that covers all ages - not only today's kids, but also 80s and 90s kids. 

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

Disney Infinity 3.0 promises to deliver kids and families with a wider breadth of content and variety of gameplay than ever offered from Disney Infinity, including:  
Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third based on Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ 
Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters
A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure) 
More figures of fan-favourite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others.

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Tons of characters to choose from!
Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures are included in the Disney Infinity 3.0 starter pack

Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters.  The Star Wars™: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force™ and Lightsabers™ in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul.  The Star Wars™: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fight stormtroopers, or exploring and partaking in land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor.  Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Anger, Disgust, Joy, Sadness, and Fear of the movie, Inside Out
Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Olaf!

Disney Infinity 3.0 will also introduce an all-new, 3-D Toy Box Hub that will make it easier for players to choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences — including platform, racing, and farming simulation games.  Two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games will bring action-adventure gameplay in Toy Box Takeover and kart racing in Toy Box Speedway, where kids and families can play with popular Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters together in a structured setting. Basically, this is where you could play all characters since Play Sets are limited to the particular characters specified for each of them.

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Enjoy kart racing in the Toy Box Speedway
Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

During an event held last week, we were joined by Mr. Jason Moffitt, a producer at The Walt Disney Company in its Interactive Media division to discuss in detail what the Disney Infinity 3.0 has to offer - from the Play Sets, Toy Box Mode, Toy Box Expansion Games, and more. He also mentioned that Disney Infinity 3.0 is being developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games to improve your gaming experience. Disney Infinity 3.0 will be available for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, PC and iOS and Android devices.

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack will be available from 1 September at a suggested retail price of PHP 2,999.00. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack will include the Disney Infinity 3.0 Base and video game software, the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices. Other Disney Infinity 3.0 Play Sets, figures, and Toy Box Expansion Games will be sold separately.

Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
Enjoy Star Wars, Disney, Disney Pixar, and Marvel Characters in the All-New DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

For additional information, please visit www.disney.com/Infinity and www.youtube.com/disneyinfinity, join the Disney Infinity Facebook Community (www.facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity), and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/disneyinfinity).

XO, Mish


20 August 2015

McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries are Back!



McDonald’s gives customers another snacking experience they can look forward to with the return of the Shake Shake Fries!

Well-loved for satisfying cravings, Shake Shake Fries can now be enjoyed by McDonald’s customers in three (3) exciting flavors—the spicy yet oh-so-sweet BBQ, the melt-in-your-mouth doubly-delicious Cheesy Butter, and the savory flavor of cheesy tomato Pizza—making each snacking experience different every time.


Customers can get a free upgrade to Shake Shake Fries with every purchase of any medium or large value meal with fries. They can also opt to go for the perfect sweet and savory combination of Shake Shake Fries together with the refreshing and creamy Coke McFloat. For those who prefer to enjoy it on its own, Shake Shake Fries ala carte is also available for only P65.

Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer! The Shake Shake Fries is available in all McDonald’s stores nationwide through Dine-In, Take-Out, Drive-Thru and via McDelivery.

Loving the Shake Shake Fries? Share your Shake Shake Fries experience on Facebook, facebook.com/McDo.ph, or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram with #ShakeShakeIt. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph.

XO, Mish


13 August 2015

When In Infanta - Day Trip Photodiary



My family and I seem to be into spontaneous road trips recently. A few weeks back, we went to Infanta, Quezon for a day trip and here are some of the photos that we took during the trip. Honestly, these pictures do not give justice to the actual view the Marikina-Infanta Road has to offer. Everything was extremely picturesque! And whenever you see clouds around you, it feels like you're in heaven. It's kind of scary though to travel at night and whenever it's raining because there aren't lights in the mountains and the place is very prone to landslide. Nevertheless, this piece of heaven is only a few hours away from Metro Manila which makes the trip definitely worth it! Enjoy!

When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
Had breakfast at Pranjetto Hills
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
Hello, Infanta!
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
Queen Cakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
Swimming at 1pm is not a great idea. Got my feet burned from the sand. The little boy enjoyed though.
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
Boats to Polilio Island
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
Jariel's Peak! We were supposed to have lunch here. But it was packed with riders. We had to come back in the afternoon. We had fried frog legs and a rabbit dish. 
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes
When In Infanta Quezon Jariels Peak Pranjetto Hills Queencakes

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." -Jules Renard

XO, Mish


11 August 2015

An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City



Here’s another dining offer that’s sure to give you and your family and friends reason to come together over a great meal. 

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the country’s preferred credit card is extending a 25% discount at one of the newest popular buffet destinations in the metro, Four Seasons Hotpot City.

An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
Designed with a lavish, modern market interior, Four Seasons Hotpot City marries the hotpot and buffet concepts by serving a wide variety of fresh, healthy ingredients for customizable dishes.

From now until September 30, 2015, pay with your Citi credit card to get the exclusive 25% discount on regular weekday lunch buffet at Four Seasons Hotpot City in SM Mall of Asia Complex.  To avail of the offer, you must dine in groups of 4 adults or more and settle the bill with your Citi credit card. 

“We are very happy to highlight another dining offer from our delectable lineup of 25 irresistible deals as part of our anniversary celebrations. This time, we are teaming up with Four Seasons Hotpot City to give our clients an amazing hotpot buffet experience they can share with their loved ones. And since Filipino celebrations aren’t complete without a hearty, indulgent feast, this dining offer is truly ideal for everyone,” shares David Stoughton, Credit Payment Products Director for Citi.

An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
Vikings Group Marketing Director Charles Lee (3rd from left) and Citi Corporate Affairs Director Aneth Lim (4th from left) toasted the partnership between Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City, another winning restaurant concept from the Vikings Group.  They are flanked by (from left) Citi’s Martha Aguila and Jenny Leyran and Vikings Group’s Raquel Bartolome and Hal Ermin Echave.

Four Seasons Hotpot City is the latest concept restaurant to come from the same group as Vikings, another Citi partner, also currently extending a 25% discount. Designed with a lavish, modern market interior, Four Seasons Hotpot City marries the hotpot and buffet concepts by serving a wide variety of fresh, healthy ingredients for customizable dishes. In addition to the standard meat, seafood and vegetable stations seen in many hotpot restaurants, Four Seasons Hotpot City features sections for appetizers, desserts, premium food and Japanese cuisine, plus a bar for refreshments.

An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
Appetizer Station includes a selection of Japanese sushi and sashimi.
An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
Fresh Vegetables Station – sample the variety for your hotpot dish.
An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
Drinks are part of the buffet cost, and the Bar Station offers a wide array of selection.
An irresistible dining experience from Citi Credit Cards and Four Seasons Hotpot City
Make sure to leave room for sweets – check out the Dessert Station too.

"It is an honor to partner with the country’s’ leading foreign bank in providing a delightful dining experience to everyone. This collaboration is a great opportunity for us to showcase the hotpot concept to a wider audience and offer a wide variety of international cuisines from around the globe,” says Vikings Group Marketing Director Charles Lee. 

Besides this irresistible Four Seasons Hotpot City offer, Citi has more tempting dining, travel and accommodation rewards as part of its year-long celebration, such as:

  • Indulge in 25% off on daily buffet for groups of 5 paying adults or more at the SM Jazz Mall Makati, SM Marikina, SM City BF Paranaque, and SM Davao branches of Vikings. 
  • You can also get to dine for free when you PayLite a minimum single-receipt of P25,000 anywhere until October 31, 2015. Cardholders can choose to redeem their free buffet for one at any Vikings Buffet or Four Seasons Hotpot City outlet, both valid for weekday lunch and dinner, or NIU by Vikings, valid for weekday lunch, until January 19, 2016, excluding holidays and blackout period (from December 15, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
  • Get 65% off for a 3-day, 2-night stay at Bellevue Resort Bohol for stays until December 19, 2015.
  • Grab 50% off for a 3-day, 2-night stay at Discovery Shores Boracay, 60% off for an overnight on Sundays to Thursdays at Discovery Country Suites, a special rate of P8,000 NET for an overnight stay during weekends at Discovery Primea, 50% discount for an overnight stay at Discovery Suites, and 50% off for an overnight stay at Club Paradise Palawan, all valid for stays until December 30, 2015.
  • Get P2,500 off on your first booking at Airbnb through the Airbnb app or www.airbnb.com/citiphusing your Citi card. 
  • You can also enjoy exclusive discounts at Agoda, as much as 10% on select weekends, through http://agoda.com/Citibankph. 
  • For that sweet tooth, get 6 free Original Glazed doughnuts at Krispy Kreme when you buy 6 Original Glazed doughnuts using your Citi Rewards points.

With Citi, enjoy exclusive privileges no other financial partner can offer. For more information on Citi’s 25th anniversary deals, visit www.citibank.com.ph/25years or call the 24-hour CitiPhone Hotline at 995 9999.

XO, Mish


09 August 2015

Blue and White



I would have named this blog post "Crisp" had Zack's shirt and shorts been ironed well. But since they were not, I have decided to go with "Blue and White" instead lol! With regard to color combinations, I honestly think that if there is any color that goes well with white it is blue. I love how this color combination tends to give off a calm and relaxed look. Aside from these tendencies, this combination also help made Zack look more like a little man than a kid. 

Shirt - Gap, Shorts - Big and Small Company, Shoes - Creme Shoes from Budget Fit

The white shorts he was wearing is my personal favorite. I don't think Zack has any favorite piece of clothing yet since he would put on anything we gave him. Anyway, we got the said pair from Big & Small company at Fairview Terraces. They are always on sale and prices go really low! I am not sure if it is a popular brand since I am more familiar with Periwinkle and Gingersnaps. But I think that Big & Small Company's products, as regards quality, are at par with the two big brands. They carry more colorful and basic clothes as compared to the other two which carries more modern and up-to-date styles. 


These shots are, by the way, chamba shots of Zack. He isn't the pose-y type and he hates taking photos whenever he is busy with something. He's usually pull of a poker face even if it's for a selfie. But as soon as he flashes that smile, I make sure that I'd be able to capture them. We still have to develop Zack's "modelling skills". :p But I think he did well in this set of photos.


Anyway, we took these photos before Zack went to school. So far, he's having fun at school. He has indeed developed so much after a few months of school. He doesn't even talk much when he started. The lessons are paced just right for him. He's actually advanced in some lessons because he knows the sound to all of the letters in the alphabet (Thanks to The Letter Factory Leap Frog DVD!) and they're only at F in school. Also, there are no more separation anxieties! He says bye every time he goes to the classroom. And I love how he takes his being malambing to school as he kisses his teacher upon seeing her. I am just so happy to see this kid grow and improve as the day goes by and I am forever a proud mommy!

Hope you like this post!

XO, Mish


06 August 2015

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi



It has been 13 years since Posh Nails first opened its doors and since then, they are known in providing their customers pampering and relaxation with nail services and more! With their iconic pink and purple interiors and highly trained technicians, a visit at Posh Nails could indeed make their customers find comfort and ease from their stress. 

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi

One of the concerns of women nowadays is the stress that they encounter everyday. Not only does it come from your work, boss, or school, it also comes with from the simply daily challenges of living in the city, such as commuting and pollution. With the busy lifestyle women living in the city has, it is important to take time to treat yourself and find ways to relax and recharge so you can get back on track, refreshed and renewed. With that, Posh Nails introduces a new nail salon service that specifically targets those who want to detox as they relax.

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi
Packed afternoon at Posh Nails Tomas Morato!

The DETOX Mani+Pedi, which was launched during Posh Nails' 13th Year Anniversary, is a pampering package that uses nature-based products that are designed to nourish and moisturize, with a promise to deliver antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body caused by stress. According to Pamper Queen Cat Ilacad, "The service is all about wellness, which is something I really value. It uses all Cuccio products that I have personally tried and believe in. The main goal of the service is to offer our clients a wonderful pampering experience where skin in renewed and nails are revitalized. "

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi

During the said anniversary celebration, my blogger friends and I were in for an afternoon of total relaxation. It was indeed a nice mommy break for each and everyone of us. As for me, it was a also great and worth it timeout from studying. Aside from trying out the DETOX Mani and Pedi, we were also treated to a healthy lunch courtesy of Pure Jus and we were able to attend a Love and Light Talk with Life Coach Kimi Lu. 

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi
Cuccio products for DETOX Mani and Pedi

Among the products used for the pedicure sessions are The Extended Massage Lotion and Shea Butter & Tuscan Grapeseed, which combines Shea Butter's intensive moisturizing properties, and Tuscan Grapeseed's antioxidants that neutralize free radicals; Pedicure Callus Softener with Mango & Papain, which contains antioxidant, minerals, proteins, and Vitamins along with natural enzymes to gently exfoliate and reveal radiant, healthy skin; and the Pedicure Cuticle Softener with Pomegranate & Alpha Hydroxy that promises to gently, yet effectively, exfoliate, cleanse, and soften stubborn cuticles with Pomegranate which is rich in antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids to soften tissue and remove unwanted skin cells.

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi

The Detox Manicure products include the Manicure Cuticle Soak with Aronia Berry & Tea Tree which softens, cleanses and refreshes hands and nails with Aronia berries that provide high levels of antioxidants and tea tree that has natural antiseptic qualities; the Manicure Milk & Honey Butter wash with jojoba beads to gently exfoliate skin while leaving it soft, and supple; and the Manicure Extended Massage Lotion with Seabuckthorn & White Tea that offers nourishing, hydrating finish.

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi

The first step in the DETOX Mani was soaking of the nails. Thereafter, it was scrubbed, washed, and mask was then applied. After washing again, the my arms were treated to a relaxing hand massage using the massage lotion. My hands smelled heavenly after the treatment. Lastly, my nails were carefully treated to a manicure.  The same procedure was observed with the DETOX Pedi except that it started with a relaxing foot spa.

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi
Love this color! ❤

What I love most about this service is that they use different products for the hands and feet. The scrub for the hands are definitely gentler than the one used for the feet. Also, the products that they use are really the best and definitely not compromised. For their mani and pedis, they only use reputable nail polish brands, such as Opi, Orly, and China Glaze, which are known to last longer and do not chip easily.

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi
Life Coach Kimi Lu

As I have previously mentioned, we were treated to a Love and Light talk with Ms. Kimi Lu. Aside from physically relaxing myself through the DETOX Mani and Pedi, it was also nice to be able to relax myself on the inside. We were encouraged to be positive and love ourselves more and to let go of anything the pulls us down or hinders us from growing. It was indeed a very enlightening and inspiring talk for me. I definitely felt entirely relaxed and renewed.

Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi
Posh Nails Celebrates 13th Year with DETOX Mani and Pedi

The new DETOX Mani+Pedi pampering service is now available in 30 Posh Nails branches nationwide. The DETOX Mani is for only P525 and the Detox Pedi is for P650. For more information, visit www.poshnails.com.ph or follow Posh Nails on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. For franchise inquiries, please call 3738762. 

XO, Mish