29 February 2016

Bangkok Claims Top Spot in MasterCard’s Inaugural Asia Pacific Destinations Index



Bangkok has increased its lead over the pack as the region’s most popular destination, with international overnight visitors breaking the 20 million mark for the first time, according to the results of the inaugural MasterCard Asia Pacific Destinations Index.  Second place was a close fight between Singapore and Tokyo. 

The inaugural index provides a ranking of 167 destinations across Asia Pacific. Thailand dominated the top ten destinations, taking three of the top ten rankings, with Phuket securing fifth place (9.3 million) and the coastal city of Pattaya coming in at eighth place (8.1 million).

Half of the top 10 destinations saw 10 percent growth or more in international overnight visitor numbers between 2014 and 2015 – Osaka (54.0 percent), Tokyo (53.2 percent), Bangkok (28.6 percent), Phuket (15.5 percent) and Pattaya (10.0 percent).

28 February 2016

The doctor is always in with MediCard’s My Pocket Doctor



MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, gives a time-saving and convenient option to get medical consultations anytime, anywhere with the My Pocket Doctor.


Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, says, “My Pocket Doctor is definitely a game changer especially in the medical field. It is also our way of using modernized technology to make medical consultations handy for everyone. With less waiting time, patients can now get in touch easily with a medical doctor and get consultations instantly, at the comfort of their homes or offices.”

27 February 2016

Luxuriate in Premium Polish at Kitchenails




There's nothing better to cap off a long week than to spend some me time at a nail salon! And to end my week, I paid Kitchenails Trinoma a visit for a much needed mani + pedi session. It's only been a few weeks since I last went there, but I have noticed many changes. Aside from the increase in the number of servers, the "kitchen" now looks complete with that adorable refrigerator containing nail polishes inside. Lastly, I have noticed that they now offer more choices when it comes to nail polish.

Yep, that's a refrigerator.

In my opinion, what sets Kitchenails apart from other nail salons, aside from being a concept nail salon, is their affordability. I was surprised to found out that the Basic color Manicure and Pedicure at Kitchenails cost only P305 (P145 and P160, respectively). These services comes with a soak, cleaning, and polishing of the nails. They currently have a wide selection of L.A. Colors nail polish to go with the basic package.

26 February 2016

Singapore Airlines Launches 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event



Singapore Airlines (SIA) kicked off its year-long celebration for its 50th anniversary in the Philippines with the much-anticipated Showcase and Travel Fair 2016. During the said fair held at the Glorietta Activity Center, we learned that it was actually in 1966 when SIA first commenced operations here with a thrice-weekly service between Manila and Singapore. Aside from such interesting discovery, we were also the first to know what's new at Singapore Airlines, including the all-new Premium Economy Class cabin product together with an introduction of the SIA's global network expansion with new destinations.

24 February 2016

Achieve your #BodyGoals with MySlim



Since summer is fast approaching, I am pretty sure you have your mind set on achieving your #bodygoals. Losing weight has never been an easy challenge. There are numerous factors that comes into play during the process of trying to lose weight. Aside from the inevitable discipline and dedication that you must possess, your methods or how you do it is equally important. Of course, the best way to go about it is to hit the gym and watch what you eat. However, these are sometimes not enough to give you the result that you are aiming for. That's why there are now dietary supplements that you may use to aid you in getting the body you've always wanted.

There are numerous dietary supplements in market nowadays and these come in various forms such as tablets, capsules, as well as drinks and energy bars. However, it's hard to tell which one really works. I have previously tried slimming products that kind of worked but the downside of those is that they have side effects. Ultimately, safety must be our number one priority when choosing a dietary supplement.


If you have tried numerous dietary supplements before and none of them have worked for you (like me!), better try out mySlim products. And if you haven't heard of mySlim yet, it is the first slimming and detox drink clinically proven to promote safe weight loss for its special Yerba Mate formulation. Yerba Mate reduces fat without shedding lean muscle mass and only burns unwanted fat, making you fit and healthy.

22 February 2016

Lazada PH on Mobile Commerce + Mobile Power Sale



Mobile Commerce is something that we do not normally hear everyday, but it is here and a huge number of people in the Philippines are engaged in such. During Lazada Philippines' office tour at their new place in Net Park, BGC, we were treated to an informative talk about the emerging Mobile Commerce in the Philippines and the Mobile Snack Shopping phenomenon - a newly generated form of shopping.

Lazada PH CEO Inanc Balci, G-Cash CEO Albert Tinio, and Globe VP for Consumer Group Mobile Data Services Jenny Echevarria
Google PH Industry Lead Sashi Tripathi and Client partner from Facebook Ross Wakeham
Lazada PH employees and their warm welcome!

According to Facebook, social media apps (FB / Instagram) are intuitively formed for bite sized discovery and snacking of content. With Filipino smartphone user habits primarily shaped by social media consumption, it is no surprise, that Filipinos' mobile shopping habits have similar patterns. Basically, we shop like we Facebook.

21 February 2016

Free half dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts with Citi PayWave



Indulge your sweet tooth with Citi Credit Cards and Krispy Kreme’s latest offer: get free half dozen original glazed doughnuts when you purchase a dozen of freshly made Krispy Kreme doughnuts by tapping your Citi PayWave card or Charge2Phone sticker card in any participating Krispy Kreme branch.


Citi Visa PayWave technology gives cardholders a quick, secure and easy one-tap payment option plus access to powerful tools like the iPad app and the Charge2Phone mobile-to-card payment solution. With Citi PayWave, you can enjoy this delectable offer and more until February 29, 2016. To learn more about Citi PayWave and other promotions available to Citi cardholders, visit www.citibank.com.ph.

XO, Mish


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20 February 2016

New bakery-café Bakers Maison will let you taste the world



A new specialty bakeshop has recently opened in the country to give us breads and pastries inspired by a fusion of flavors from around the globe. Danish pastries, Austrian croissant, French baguette, and Italian focaccia are only few of the dozens of bread choices you’ll find in Bakers Maison, which recently opened in SM North EDSA. 

First to Taste the World: Gardenia Bakeries Philippines’ leading men Business Development Manager James Cariaga, President and General Manager Simplicio Umali Jr., and COO Tomas Rocamora with the lovely Tessa Prieto-Valdes  

With Bakers Maison, you can certainly have more choices of premium products that are satisfying and great tasting. Every bite of its delectable signature products, from the likes of artisan breads, viennoiserie, snack breads, loaf breads, cookies and muffins, and sandwiches is an encounter of the authentic taste and flavors; thus, takes you on a journey to the breads’ origin and history. You can have them for take home or you can dine in with a cup of Bakers Maison’s signature coffee blends, all the while getting a whiff of mouth-watering bread fresh off the oven. Not only that, Filipinos anywhere in the country will  be able to taste the world as well, as Bakers Maison plans to open 100 more stores in the next few years. 

19 February 2016

Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre opens in Makati



Aiming to continue providing concrete weight loss and health solution to its clients, Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre has moved to the heart of Makati’s medical hub, Medical Plaza Makati! The new site gives all Cohen clients and walk-in customers in Metro Manila easier access to safe, effective weight loss solutions. 


The Cohen Program, available only at the Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre, is an internationally recognized, scientifically proven weight loss plan that uses biochemical blood analysis and food intake in precise amounts to help a person lose weight by achieving the balance of hormones related to obesity. 

For more information, visit the new location of Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre at Suite LP-03, Medical Plaza Makati Building, Amorsolo cor. Dela Rosa Sts., Legazpi Village, Makati City, or visit www.cohenlifestyle.com.ph. You can also call our hotlines at (02) 825-5251, 0917-892-6436, and 0917-898-4280 to 82.

XO, Mish


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17 February 2016

A Kitchen You’ll Love



Whether it is a minor update or a total overhaul, you’ve got to put some love into your kitchen. The country’s favorite cooking gas, Solane, will walk you through on how you can add flair, style and function to the heart of your home.

“The kitchen is where homemakers spend most of the time preparing food for their families so it is important that we all improve its appearance—keeping it clean, organized, and safe for everyone,” said Ruben Domingo, Isla LPG chief executive officer. 

Here are some tips to make your kitchen one that you'll surely love:

15 February 2016

Althea Korea is now in the Philippines + My #AltheaPH Beauty Box!



I've recently started taking beauty and skin care seriously. I am not getting any younger and women my age should have come up with a standard skin care and beauty routine. It was also just recent when I discovered the wonders of Korean beauty and skin care products. When my sisters started using Tony Moly and Etude House products a few years back, I thought they were just after the hype of K-Beauty and the popularity of these brands. It turns out that these products do work! The hesitant me then started using K-beauty products, including hair color products, that worked well.


Honestly, looking for Korean beauty products here in the Philippines became easier over the years. There are now boutiques in the mall which sells these products and there are several small online shops which allegedly sell these K-Beauty products. However, choices are very limited when shopping through local online shops. Also, authenticity of products are compromised when shopping online. Malls also have limited stocks and sometimes their products become out of stock easily. Lucky for us, these issues, and more, were addressed by one Korean K-Beauty shop, Althea Korea, which offers authentic Korean beauty and skin care products!

14 February 2016

Make your UNIQLO T-shirt talk the Language of Love



Expressing one's feelings can be a hard thing to do. I mean, it's hard to expose yourself cause this will make you feel vulnerable. But what if you could do it in a subtle and discreet way? UNIQLO now lets you express your love in  an easier way with UNIQLO UTs! 

“We may be two different monsters, But we make a Perfect Pair”

This Valentine’s weekend, show your love by gifting your special someone with UNIQLO UTs. Get two UNIQLO Pixar or Sesame UTs and get a free 135g Cadburry Chocolate for only P790. This offer is valid from February 12 – 14, 2016 only.

XO, Mish


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13 February 2016

A weekend of love at Araneta Center



Got nowhere to go for Valentine's day? Whether you are single or in a relationship, Araneta Center has something in store for you. Let happy hearts fly at Araneta Center! Create memories with your significant other as well as your loved ones by celebrating Valentine’s weekend with us on February 12-14, 2016! 

Feel the love and romance as musicians serenade you while wandering around Gateway Mall, Ali Mall and Shopwise Arcade, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m during the three-day celebration.

Music and love will fill the air while watching your favorite acoustic bands perform at Farmers Plaza Activity Area  (3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.), Gateway Mall Activity Area (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and Ali Mall food strip (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) during the three-day Valentine fest. 

12 February 2016

LBD and Onesies' 4th Anniversary Giveaway!



During the past few months, I have noticed that my previous giveaway posts (from 3 years ago!) still get lots of views. And since I haven't had a giveaway in a loooooong time, I think you all deserve one! I don't think I was able to express to my readers (you!!!) the gratitude I owe them for just being awesome and for keeping this blog alive and kicking. I know I haven't interacted much with most of you, online or personally. I'll try to work on that in the future. In the mean time, you may message me on Facebook or Instagram if you have anything to ask or if you want to say hi. :) Anyway, the prizes I have prepared this giveaway aren't that extravagant as compared to other bloggers' giveaways, but I hope you'll still join and participate.


THE PRIZE(s):

For this giveaway, there will be two (2) winners! The first name to appear in the rafflecopter application would get the 1st prize and the 2nd name to appear gets the 2nd prize. Some of the items to be given away are not in the photos so please rely on the description below.

1st Prize includes the following:


1. Backpack from Flawless
2. Maginhawang Pasko Mug
3. Cute tumbler (don't know how to describe lol!)
4. Oilatum Soap Bar
5. Soul Sparks Pendant
6. Wallet
7. Coca Cola Mini Notebook
8. White Result Deodorant
9. Exclusively His Eau Fraiche
10. Chelsea Kitchen P200 GC (not in the photo)

2nd Prize includes the following:


1. Bag from Medicard Philippines
2. Tumbler from Medicard
3. Maginhawang Pasko Mug
4. Astringosol Mouthwash
5. Nail decals with container
6. Coin purse
7. Glutamax Underarm and Inner Thigh Cream
8. Tourism Promotions Board Notebook (not in the photo)
9. Chelsea Kitchen P200 GC (not in the photo)

THE RULES:

This giveaway is open for PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS ONLY! :)

The giveaway will run from February 12 until March 12 only.

Winners will be chosen through the Rafflecopter app and will be posted on my blog's Facebook page. Winners will have 48 hours to email or message me his/her shipping details. Otherwise, I'll be picking a new winner/s.

Prize will be shipped directly to the winner. Or if you are willing to meet me up for lunch/coffee/dinner (on me!) anywhere at QC, that would be nice. :)

HOW TO ENTER: (Please use the rafflecopter application!)

To be eligible to enter:
1. Like my blog's Facebook page
2. Follow me via Instagram (@mishrendon)
3. Like giveaway poster on Facebook
4. Leave a comment on my blog post

To gain more entries:
1.. Follow me on Twitter
2. Tweet about the giveaway
3. Follow me via email
4. Share giveaway poster on Facebook 
5. Share giveaway poster on Instagram 


Thank you for all your support!

XO, Mish


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11 February 2016

Be spellbound with Baskin-Robbins’ Love Potion #31™ Dark



What better way to celebrate the month of love than by indulging in a sweet, mesmerizing treat from Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Be spellbound with the new Love Potion #31™ Dark, Baskin-Robbins’ February flavor of the month – a delightful concoction of chocolate and raspberry flavored ice creams, swirled with white chocolate flavored bits, raspberry-filled hearts and a red raspberry ribbon.

10 February 2016

Try Out Unique Gift Giving this Valentines with Gifted.ph



Valentines is just right around the corner and if you haven't gotten your special someone a present yet, you might think you are in a deep trouble. The thing about gift giving is that there's always the feeling that the present you're about to give is such a cliche or that it's too common and you feel like it's nothing special. You'll feel like these presents, in turn, won't likewise make the recipient feel special. That's why its always better to give out personalized items or handwritten letters and cards cause in such a way, you could make the person who'll receive the present feel that he/she is indeed cherished. And if you do not have time to make such personalized presents (like a few days before Valentines!), head on over to Gifted.ph, a unique gift certificate website where you can send personalized gift certificates online to anyone in minutes.


09 February 2016

adidas Originals presents SS16 Tubular Doom PrimeKit Reflection



The Tubular Doom translates the DNA of its predecessor into a bold new mid-cut design through an engineered sock-fit upper, structured through a neoprene three-stripes lace and heel-cage system. The design then rounds off with an aggressive outsole unit with opposing rib contours on the forefoot and heel that encapsulate the shoe’s dynamic design.


To launch the new Tubular Doom with a bang, a limited first ever “fully reflective” knitted shoe will be part of the launch pack in December. Reflecting the Tubular identity in showcasing never ending progression. The Primeknit Reflections pack comes in two colorways – solid grey and cream, and signature Tubular colorway black & white.

The Tubular Doom PrimeKit Reflections is now available and retails at P9,995.00.

XO, Mish


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08 February 2016

Be Healthy this Year of the Fire Monkey with Cohen




All this time, I see myself as a generally healthy person, especially when it comes to my lifestyle choices. However, my view entirely changed during an event held at Carmelo's a few days back where Cohen's Lifestyle Centre invited the media and several bloggers to a truly enlightening talk. I know the stress I get from law school affects my health a lot, but little did I know that my food and other health choices make everything worse. Anyway, I think the new year is just the perfect time for me to be healthy and maintain such condition and with Cohen, I was able to learn more on how I could just do all that.

Be Healthy this Year of the Fire Monkey with Cohen's Lifestyle Centre

According to the Chinese calendar, the commencement of the Year of The Monkey is a time for adventure, discovery, change, and progress. The start of the year is also a time for new beginnings, where New Year’s resolutions are often made, either listed on paper or kept in the back of your mind. More often than not, these resolutions include goals to become healthier, more fit and happier. Amid the eagerness to follow new health programs, doctors also advise people to be cautious. “Consider the sources first before following any diet or fitness trend. Do not also forget to consult with your doctor to know exactly what is best for your body,” says Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre.

06 February 2016

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Araneta Center



This weekend's going to be a long one because of the Chinese New Year celebration on February 8. And if you don't have anything planned yet and you live near Araneta Center in Cubao, better check out the activities they have in store for everyone this Chinese New Year! A weekend of festivity and vibrant colors of red, yellow and green await at the Araneta Center where you and your loved ones can celebrate Chinese New Year on February 7-8, 2016.

05 February 2016

Michele Gumabao joins Team Akari



Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, is proud to announce Michele Gumabao, three-time UAAP Champion and former UAAP Best Blocker and Finals MVP, as its latest brand ambassador joining Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng (current Akari faces) and Alvin Patrimonio and Asi Taulava (former Akari endorsers).


Gumabao earns the distinction of being the first female athlete tapped to represent the brand. “Akari associates itself with athletes – both delivering important attributes in their respective fields: power, energy and durability. Michele is a respected volleyball player who has successfully transitioned from collegiate competition to the professional league. Her stint in the pro ranks is a display of her staying power, both in and off the court. To date, she remains as one of the Philippine volleyball scene’s freshest and brightest faces”, said Marian Gomez, marketing manager of Akari Lighting and Technology Corp.

Watch out for Michele Gumabao as she shares her firsthand experience with Akari products. For updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@akarilights).

XO, Mish


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03 February 2016

1st Philippine Environment Summit Launch



Environment is a major issue that concerns us all. At this point, the state of our environment is highly alarming and one effective way to address such is through education, Thus, several groups from the public and private sectors, such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Green Convergence, among others, as well as the academe, organized the 1st Philippine Environment Summit. 

1st Philippine Environment Summit Launch
1st Philippine Environment Summit Launch

The 1st Philippine Environment Summit, a celebration of the Philippine environmental movement, will be held on Feb 9 to 11 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia. The 3-day event will showcase programs and projects, as well as breakthroughs and innovations that contribute to the social and economic advancement, while protecting the environment. There will also be an exhibit area featuring eco-friendly products and services.

02 February 2016

Where To Get Affordable Character Clothing for Boys



Looking for boys’ clothes is stressful as it is while looking for character clothes for boys is definitely twice as stressful. I think shopping clothes for boys is distinctly difficult because of the limited choices one has, whereas shopping clothes for girls is such a breeze because there are more choices when it comes to design and color. Right now, my son prefers character clothing because of all the cartoons that he sees at Disney and Nickelodeon and the sad thing is that even the largest department stores do not carry some characters that he likes. Take for example Paw Patrol characters which he sees from Nick Jr., these cute and adorable characters cannot be found in department stores. I don’t think Divi has them either. Anyway, I tried looking for affordable ones online and finally found them at Gearbest!

Here are some of the character boys’ clothing you could avail at Gearbest:

01 February 2016

Taste the cheesy goodness of Taco Bell’s Cheesy Beefy Melt



Cheese lovers can now rejoice as Taco Bell, the world’s leading taco food chain, introduces Cheesy Beefy Melt, a new delectable treat filled with 100% real cheese.  


Indulge in the mouth-watering goodness of Cheesy Beefy Melt made with seasoned rice, seasoned beef, cool sour cream, and three (3) kinds of cheese—Monterey Jack, Mozzarella and Cheddar—all wrapped in a warm tortilla. 

Don’t miss out on this mouthwatering, cheesy delight from Taco Bell! Visit Taco Bell outlets at Gateway, Trinoma and Alabang Town Center. 

To know more about Taco Bell’s Cheesy Beefy Melt, visit the official website at http://www.tacobell.com.ph, or check out their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tacobellPHL and Instagram account @TacoBellPHL.

XO, Mish


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