31 May 2016

My Dresslink Shopping Bag

You could say that I am addicted to online shopping. I just bought a cute bikini online a few days back and here I am again looking for things that I need (and want lol). Anyway, this one's sponsored by Dresslink and I really had a hard time choosing items that I would get. Everything was so cheap and affordable! As such, some products may be hit or miss when it comes to quality. But what I love the most about this website is that it is very transparent. There are geniune reviews and there are photos sent by actual purchasers of the products that they were able to receive. And from that I was able to come up with this list:

30 May 2016

Save mom time in the kitchen

A mother is often expected to be a superwoman, juggling roles as a mom, a wife, a cook, a housekeeper, and a caregiver for the elders, and many others. By learning ways to become more efficient in performing household chores, moms can also have time to take care of themselves, and enjoy more precious moments with their loved ones. 

By learning ways to save time in the kitchen, such as using efficient fuel like Solane that’s safe for the family, moms can also have time to take care of themselves, and enjoy more precious moments with their loved ones. 

Below are some tips for moms to save time in the kitchen:

29 May 2016

Digging into the Matter: Why Protecting our Land is Important

When it comes to growing our food, the soil beneath our feet plays an incredibly important role. The crops that our farmers deliver to our tables, such as rice and corn, depend on the nutrition and protection of a fertile soil so the plants can grow strong and healthy. 

Growing food entails sustaining a healthy soil. But the earth has its limits. As a resource that takes more than a human being’s lifetime to replenish, soil is overly used to feed thousands of people from all over the world. By 2050, the human population is projected to rise to 9 billion, anticipating a 70% increase in food demand. 

Meeting the expected demand requires 34,000,000 km2 of new farmlands, an area larger than the entire continent of Africa (FAO, 2014). However, in pursuit of producing more, farming is eating crucial habitats at a faster rate each year, with farmer often resorting to deforestation and forest burning.  

As such, it’s crucial to find sustainable solutions to meet the skyrocketing demands without necessarily using harmful farming practices. And how do we grow food sustainably while ensuring that every mouth is fed properly? Simply by keeping soil healthy.

27 May 2016

Handmade masterpieces

This season, put your best foot forward with stylish and elegant shoes that match today’s competitive trends, are functional enough to keep up with your active lifestyle and comfortable enough for you to enjoy all of the season's activities, both indoor and outdoor, for work and leisure.

Stylish handcrafted shoes using the world’s finest leather and highest quality materials from Via Venetto

Via Venetto provides the style, functionality and comfort to complete the perfect look you’re aiming for.  As an artisan in the shoe industry in the Philippines, Via Venetto prides in creating only quality footwear fatto a mano using the world’s finest leather and highest quality materials. Its products are handcrafted with years of experience and innovation, adapting to the latest style and trend.

25 May 2016

adidas shows that creativity is what defines athletes in new global campaign

adidas has premiered a new series of films kicking off the brand’s Sport16 initiative, underlining adidas’ leadership and passion for sports. 

The first chapter of films, “I’m Here to Create,” is told through a female athlete’s lens and stars global tennis icon Caroline Wozniacki, WNBA All-Star Candace Parker, supermodel/entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, tennis star Ana Ivanović, soccer prodigy Morgan Brian, DJ Hannah Bronfman, street athlete Robin Arzon and fitness artist Nicole Winhoffer, among others. 

“Who I am is not defined solely by what I achieve on the tennis court,” said Wozniacki. “My passions and creativity off the court inspire me to be a better athlete and this film series brings together everything that makes me uniquely me. It is exciting and inspiring to be part of a larger group of women who share this same creative mindset.” 

23 May 2016

Gerphil Flores, other Klassikal Music Foundation scholars, serenade audiences in “Songs from a Silver World”

Heavenly voices filled the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza last May 7, as the Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF) held its fundraising concert. Titled as "Songs from a Silver World," this year's showcase line-up included popular songs in film.

Songs from a Silver World

Staged and directed by baritone Andrew Fernando and choreographed by Richardson Yadao, the repertoire included music from thrillers, James Bond movies, Italian Cinema, Disney, Oscar-winning songs, and other iconic tunes from the silver screen. 

"Coming up with the theme for this year's showcase was an exciting journey because we wanted something that a more diverse audience can relate to. We wanted to introduce our scholars to a larger public," said Fernando. He added that deciding on film as the theme was a strategic move to bring awareness to a singing style mistaken to only be associated with opera and classical music. 

21 May 2016

adidas presents NMD_R1 PK WHITE

The debut adidas Originals NMD_R1 silhouette makes its triumphant return, this time stepping out in a full Primeknit construction in all white. 

The sleek design features the same technical wielded tape overlays atop a white BOOST midsole with its signature blue and red EVA plugs that echo moments of innovation from the adidas archive. It’s the ultimate premium sneaker with iconic references to the legacy of three-stripes.

The NMD_R1 PK White drops this month.

XO, Mish


20 May 2016

When in Zambales - Releasing Sea Turtles at PawiCare Hatchery

I joined a school field trip a few weeks back not knowing what exactly to expect. The class was all about Legal Ethics but this educational trip was focused mainly on Environmental Ethics. All I know is that we were scheduled to release sea turtles or pawikans. Little did I know that this experience would become one of the most meaningful in my life.

When in Zambales - Releasing Sea Turtles at PawiCare Hatchery
PawiCare Hatchery at San Narciso, Zambales

We visited several places at San Antonio and San Narciso at Zambales, such as Casa San Miguel and Hiyas ng Kalikasan, before heading to Pawicare. We arrived at Brgy. La Paz at San Narciso a little after 4 in the afternoon. We then had an orientation about PawiCare and sea turtles. We were also informed about safety reminders in handling the baby sea turtles or hatchlings.

18 May 2016

Last Minute Summer Outing Shopping Tips

It is pretty clear with the frequent rains visiting us everyday that summer's coming to an end. I am pretty sure that you all have a one last summer outing in your mind because I sure do. One trip to the beach during the summer to catch the waves or lounge in the sand is never enough. More often than not, these trips do not go through serious planning. Thus, we always find ourselves hastening in getting prepared.

There are some essentials that we need (or want) when it comes to summer outings. I always find myself browsing through online shops and searching for a new bikini every time I have a trip. Who has the time to go to the mall anyways? Nevertheless, I always end up using old ones because there aren't good deals online unless I have some Zalora shopping vouchers readily available. The other week, my sister was in a hurry to buy a tent for an impromptu camping trip. Since there aren't much choice in the mall, she ended up renting a costly one.

Wheels team goes on more adventures

Summer is almost over. PhilSTAR TV’s formidable team of motoring journalists are not gonna declare it over just yet. On this week’s episode of Wheels, join them as they go on more adventures here and abroad with some of the newest and coolest rides.

Matteo Guidicelli tries his hand in car photography with the help of master lens man Mikko David. Learn some nifty tricks in framing, angling, lighting and shooting straight from the expert, just in time for the next car show in town.

Matteo tries his hand on car photography.

Meanwhile, Angel Rivero and Ulysses Ang take the all-new Toyota Fortuner, Innova, and Hilux to the picturesque paradise of El Nido, Palawan. Find out how this trio of Toyota’s flagship vehicles blends smoothly and performs sturdily in El Nido’s laid-back landscape.

16 May 2016

Get a welcome treat when you open a PSBank Debit or Prepaid card!

As a treat to new PSBank Debit and Prepaid MasterCard cardholders, Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) will be giving an exclusive discount in one of Southeast Asia’s largest one-stop online shop.

When you open a PSBank Debit or Prepaid MasterCard from May 16 to June 30, 2016, you will receive a PSBank welcome treat voucher that entitles you to a special discount when you shop in Lazada!

15 May 2016

The Face Shop Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel Review

A few months back, I started taking facial skincare seriously. It started with sunblocks, then day and night moisturizers, then eye creams and gels, although I am still looking forward to adding masks, toners, or scrubs in my skincare routine. Prior to trying out The Face Shop Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel, I was using a cream based day moisturizer but I find it too thick for Manila's boiling weather. After seeing good feedback about aloe gels in general, I finally decided to get one. I was planning to buy an Aloe Vera Gel in a tub container from Althea and actually regretted not getting one. Luckily I went to a The Face Shop stall at Century City Mall and found out that they have it in a tube container. It has the same amount of contents and has the same price of P199 for a 300ml tube/tub.

The Face Shop Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel Review

I am not really particular when it comes to the skin care products that I put in my face, that is, I don't really pay attention to the brand. As long as it keeps my skin clear and it is affordable, I am willing to give it a try. I didn't have high expectations with The Face Shop Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel but it definitely amazed me! As regards the price, each tube/tub is affordable! Since I only use it on my face and a little amount of product goes a long way, I think one tube could last at least half a year. No need to worry about the product expiring quickly because I got mine this year and it is due to expire on 2018. 

14 May 2016

Kilig is in the air with the premiere of Single/Single Season 2

Cinema One and PhilStar TV’s breakthrough series, Single/Single returns for another season with leveled up comedy, kilig and relevance for today’s millennial audiences.  

Watch the premiere episode of Single/Single Season 2 this Sunday, May 15, 10PM on Cinema One and catch up with your favorite Single/Single characters who will be facing new issues, dilemmas and challenges as they forge ahead, learning “#HowToAdult” in a complicated digital world. 

The Single/Single cast (L-R) Anna Luna, Shaina Magdayao, Matteo Guidicelli, Cherie Gil and Brian Sy.

Find out what happens to the characters of Matteo Guidicelli and Shaina Magdayao – Joey and Joee – who are now living separately and moving forward from a romance that didn’t quite work out. Tita Bianca, Joey’s foxy mom, portrayed by veteran actress, Cherie Gil, returns fresh from New York and with a new flame in tow. Rounding up the gang are Ranee, played by Cinema One Originals actress Anna Luna, and Benny, played by theater actor Brian Sy, whose individual entanglements are equally interesting and engaging. 

adidas Originals presents ZX Flux


In a release that captures the essence and energy of the summer months, adidas Originals presents two brand new renditions of the left-field ZX FLUX Racer ASYM with an eye-catching visual aesthetic.

Using a two-tone waffle mesh textile for the upper, the shoe has been treated in an all-over fade for a washed-out aesthetic, while some contrast color pops on the overlays and a semi-translucent midsole unit complete the picture. Offered in core black and blue colorways, it's a perfect summer release with untouchable sunshine vibes.

13 May 2016

Here’s Why Everyone’s Talking About the #OneWashWonder

Let’s face it, skin care isn’t easy. It takes patience and discipline to find the right products and – more importantly – stick to a skin care regimen.

Making this even more complicated, skin care goals change over time. These may include wanting to correct an uneven tan from too much time spent under the sun, to brighten a dark spot, or to make skin more radiant. Many women frequently change up their skincare ritual, willingly trying different products and methods to discover the best. In the search for the best skin care regimen, many women agree that “Beauty is pain.”

However, some women take this adage a little too far, particularly among women who want fair skin and an even skin tone. They try – and eventually throw away – ineffective products. They use whitening soaps until they experience tingling or stinging sensations, thinking this is a sign of efficacy. Beauty does not have to mean pain, especially when it may be doing more harm to the skin than good.

To make every woman look and feel beautiful, the World’s No. 1 Facial Skin Care Brand Olay provides skin care products to address every skin care need, including whitening. 

11 May 2016

When in La Union - Tangadan Falls Tour and Surfing at San Juan

I didn't know that there are tons of activities to try out at San Juan, La Union. All I had in mind was getting burnt from staying at the beach all day. I didn't even want to try out surfing cause it's not something that fancies me. But when I woke up during our first day of stay, I was told that we were touring Tangadan Falls. So I skipped breakfast, brushed my teeth, and washed my face and we went to the falls at around 9 in the morning.

On our way to Tangadan Falls

Tangadan Falls is a 15 minute ride from The Circle Hostel. Inclusive in our tour fee was a jeepney and two tour guides to help us in our trek. I wasn't really prepared for this one. I didn't bring anything with me except money and my camera. We passed through narrow pathways that made me wish I was wearing trekking sandals and not flipflops and tons of beautiful scenery that made me stop every now and then to take photos. It wasn't extreme like hiking in the mountains but there are portions which are slippery, especially the ones by the river. I am not sure if there's an age limit for this tour but I think one should be fit to walk for long and could withstand the heat. Just imagine commuting through EDSA. If you could survive that, then you're fit for Tangadan Falls lol!

09 May 2016

Miss Selfridge Spring/Summer 2016 Premium Collection

For Spring/Summer 2016, Miss Selfridge introduces its Premium Collection of limited edition dresses. Vintage style embellishment adorns the collection, inspired by prohibition era flapper dresses and couture gowns. Dresses in 20’s silhouettes and fishtail maxis create an eclectic range. Pink, nude and cream hues lend the collection a pretty vibe, while splashes of pewter add sophistication to the mix. Each piece has been hand-sewn for the most fabulous finish.

The Premium Collection pieces will take you through this season’s occasions seamlessly. 

08 May 2016

Get a free McDonald’s Cheeseburger when you download the McDo PH App!

Your McDelivery experience can now be made more exciting! Enjoy a free Cheeseburger coupon by downloading the McDo PH App and signing up for an account. Not only will you have a new tool to help satisfy your sudden McDonald’s cravings, you will also get to receive special treat!

Full Promo Mechanics:

07 May 2016

Mother’s Day pampering treats at Araneta Center

This Mother’s Day, make your mom feel extra special by treating her to an all-around experience of beauty, pampering and relaxation at the Araneta Center.

Join Araneta Center’s World of Wellness for Moms (W.O.W. Moms!), a special Mother’s Day celebration featuring health and wellness activities sure to make her feel renewed and more inspired.

The fun begins with the Mother’s Day Wellness Fair at Gateway Food Park on May 8. Join hundreds of other moms as they dance their way to fitness. A highlight of the fair is a half-day exercise marathon that includes jazz funk and belly dancing sessions with Jill Ngo, and Zumba with Regine Tolentino.

Free registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at the Gateway Food Park, so come early. All Novotel guests and SMART Araneta Coliseum and KIA Theatre ticket holders are also entitled to free entrance to the event.

06 May 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day with Treats and Specials from Lazada

To celebrate mother’s day, Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph), the country’s one stop shopping and selling destination, conducted an online survey among members of the Lazada Super Moms and main FB page. Survey results are based on direct consumer responses and not reflective of the views of Lazada.com or its employees.

Lazada moms are Vilmanians at heart with 69% of respondents saying she is the best representation of a mother, winning over other showbiz icons Sharon Cuneta, Dawn Zulueta and Jaclyn Jose. 

Ely beats Chris, but Brad lords over them all

When it comes to music and entertainment, the popularity of local band Eraserheads (40%) beats out international bands, Coldplay and U2. But when it comes to Hollywood crushes, Leo (24%) still has a long way to go before reaching Brad’s (53%) stature.

Mom’s everyday essentials

Moms are more active than ever before. With the limitless number of mom apps available, almost three (71%) out of four respondents prefer using an Android over an iOS. Function over femininity rules as moms prefer wearing shorts (45.3%) as their comfy #OOTD, with jeans as a close contender (43.7%). Baby wipes top their survival kit must have (36.0%) to take out

Baskin-Robbins whips up sweet treats to celebrate Mom

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s most beloved ice cream brand, has whipped up sweet offerings to cherish the most beloved woman in our lives – mom.  

For the whole month of May, moms can get a free strawberry topping when they purchase any ice cream of their choice. All they have to do is present aphoto of themselves together with their child/children to avail of this ‘berry’ special treat. 

Liven up your Mother’s Day celebration with Baskin-Robbins’ Rainbow Cake. This pretty piece of eye-candy blooms with colorful rows of perfectly piped rossete and can be customized according to mom’s fancy. Let her choose from Baskin-Robbins 31 delicious ice cream flavors or try the flavor of the month for May – Berry Chocolate Bliss, a luscious blend of raspberry ice cream, raspberry-filled dark chocolates, and a triple berry ribbon bursting with cranberry, blueberry and strawberry flavors. 

04 May 2016

Tambunting Pawnshop marks 110th year in the PH, launches Tambunting Online, as Filipinos go digital for their financial needs

Need cash in a rush?  In a bid to widen Filipinos’ options for short-term financing, Tambunting Pawnshop launches Tambunting Online as a quick, convenient, and secure way to get much-needed funds.

Tambunting Online, the online division of Tambunting Pawnshop, is specifically designed to meet Filipinos’ evolving lifestyles and keep up with their changing needs. The online service aims to fulfill Filipinos’ short-term financial needs by getting cash without having to leave their desks, privately and safely. A three-way partnership between Tambunting Pawnshop, MFT Group of Companies, and GrabExpress, Tambunting Online takes away the hassle as well as the privacy and security issues that traditionally accompany the practice of pawning one’s valuables.

Tambunting Pawnshop celebrates its 110th anniversary by launching its online division, Tambunting Online. Customers can now enjoy the excellent service of Tambunting Pawnshop with a few clicks of a button, safely and securely. Photographed toasting are the strategic partners for Tambunting Online (L-R) Joey Tambunting, Vice President, Tambunting Pawnshop, Ramon Tambunting, President, Tambunting Pawnshop, Mica F. Tan, President & CEO of MFT Group of Companies and Arlet Villanueva, Sales Manager, GrabExpress

Tambunting Online is extremely user-friendly. By logging on to www.tambunting.com.ph, users can provide information about themselves and the valuable items for evaluation, with help from a virtual assistant when necessary. There is no need to submit documents or answer lengthy forms. Tambunting Online’s team of experts then review the item and give a guaranteed best offer, which is sent through email. All these are done in utmost privacy.

02 May 2016

Jump in!

The summer heat in the metro can get unbearable sometimes and all you want to do is jump into the closest pool to just cool down. So why not make it a regular thing? You’ll be amazed at the benefits you get from taking that plunge. But don’t let the heat be the only reason for you to start those regular laps in your pool. Here’s a few more to really give you that extra motivation to get into swimming.

The Streamline Sports Instruction special media swimming trial session kicked off with these adorable kids having some swimming lessons.

Do it for your health
As a swimmer, you gain muscle strength throughout the entire body since you utilize more muscle groups as you move through the water and helps with overall flexibility. 

The team uses a learning-through play, non-traumatic approach where they sing songs, play games, and use toys for the children to have fun and for them to have an enjoyable experience.

01 May 2016

Energen launches the Healthy Breakfast Movement

Nutrition problems, such as childhood undernutrition and adult obesity, remain prevalent in the country. According to the DOST Food and Nutrition Research Institute, 6 out of 10 Filipino households suffer from poor nutrition. These nutrition problems are attributed to poor eating habits, such as skipping meals or having an unbalanced diet. And these unhealthy practices can ultimately lead to poor performance in school or at work.

Healthy Breakfast Launch at MRB Court, Commonwealth, Quezon City

To address such, Energen aims to educate and encourage families to appreaciate the importance of a healthy and nutritious breakfast to start their day right. Thus, Energen launches the Healthy Breakfast Movement - a series of community based events nationwide to educate families about the importance of eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast.