Every year I always blogged about Pasinaya. I think except last year. I don't know why. Maybe I was on a hectic schedule on work or they did not participate. I forgot the reason.hehehe If you want to see my recent posts, you can click (2011) HERE and (2012) HERE!

Our memorabilia from Pasinaya! with Instax Photos! :)
People who are watching the choir sing 

Sbarro and Tender Juicy (I think I was hungry that's why I took photos of this)

Hungry Rover Gastrobus (They were featured on Kris TV)

Jasper's House of Chicken too bad I did have the chance to eat here. I am hoping one day I could have a foodie adventure with food trucks. I remember this guy has a wonderful story. He stopped working and started some small businesses after his son had a fatal accident or sickness (either of the two). haha I just recalled it when I saw it on the venue. I watched that episode on KrisTV. haha What a brave father he is for sacrificing his high salary work for his time with his son. Bravo!

Inside the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines)

Remember the post about The Great British Festival? They did the same dances. hehehe

Look at these graceful ballerinas

My sister

I am so proud with this shot! hahaha It feels like they are flying!

Curtain call. 

The dances usually ranges to 30 minutes. People are also allowed to take photos. Usually if you watch it on regular days, cameras nor camera phones are not allowed to be used during the show. You don't want any usherette to come near you tell you to stop doing it. It would be embarrassing. During Pasinaya, photographers are everywhere to take photos of the colorful event because it is open house. They are maximizing the once in a year opportunity that CCP has given to them to take photos, except if you got hired by CCP to cover the event. I hope you enjoyed my post. Till next time!

In just two years, Lazada has rapidly established itself as the number one e-commerce retailer in Southeast Asia. The Company has brought the convenience of Internet shopping to customers across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Lazada’s growth has been exponential, driven by its unique offering as an online shopping mall, which understands the differing needs of consumers across a diverse region. The company has also tapped into the growing trend for consumers in Southeast Asia to shop online, particularly in rural areas where there are few physical retail stores.

According to Maximilian Bittner, chief executive officer of Lazada, “Lazada is a destination website which meets the demands of customers across a complex region. We have successfully broken down the barriers to e-commerce in these markets through solutions such as owning our own fleet of delivery vehicles and offering cash on delivery.

Bittner added, “The Company has seen exponential growth over the past two years and we are now the leading online e-commerce business in Southeast Asia. I am proud to be leading a team of people who strive for perfection every day and work relentlessly to deliver incredible services to our customers”.

The company now receives over a million of visit to its website every day, which has state-of-the-art distribution center in every market it operates. From small number of employees, Lazada has now grown significantly across the five regions.

The company also has raised approximately $430 million from leading investors including JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Tesco, which has helped further fuel its growth.

In the Philippines, Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is considered as one of the largest online shopping mall, which provides fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

The company is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.

Lazada is owned by Germany-based start-up incubator Rocket Internet.
#AyosNaSummer at the Summer Siren yacht cruise
If you’re a young adult or simply just feeling young, chances are your images of summer are a montage of beach, sea, tanning lotion / sunblock, killer music, party nights on the sand, lazing around, sharing sheer enjoyment with friends. 

Yoga demonstration at Summer Siren
An increasingly popular event, the three-day Summer Siren Festival at Crystal Beach in San Narciso, Zambales, delivered on its promise to turn all those images into reality recently, offering a long, carefree weekend of frolic for the thousands who were there.

Deuce Manila playing until sunset
Organized by Travel Factor and held on several hectares of pine tree-lined beach, Summer Siren featured a mix of activities including surfing for beginners, yoga, Crossfit, Flow Arts Philippines and Planet Zip programs, bamboo art installations, giant beach inflatables adding color to a heady beachfront environment, and a DJ tower with well-known DJs spinning music. More cool happenings were VIP and yacht parties, and particularly marathon concerts featuring top bands from late afternoon far into the evening, followed by party time each night with a refreshing breeze blowing from offshore. 

Flow Arts Philippines with their moves

Top band Franco
Bea Valera pumps up the crowd
Festival-goers party the night into morning
The bands, singers and DJs who made Summer Siren rock made an impressive list: Up Dharma Down, Franco, The Zombettes, Travis Monsod, Taken By Cars, Pedicab, Techyromantics, Marc Marasigan, DJ Euric, Curse & Bless, Deuce Manila, Nina Saputil, Brian Cua, Coffee Break Island, Joey Santos, Niki Rojas, Yolanda Moon, Skymarines, Pulso, Maude, ArraPascual, Kidwolf, BV, Silverfilter, Vince Teotico, Katsy Lee, Project Collab Manila, DCFER, DJDC, and DJTek. 
From left to right: AyosDito.ph Senior Marketing Executive Vanessa Lee Cartera, Travis Monsod, Ramon Bautista, DJ Euric, Jojo the Love Survivor of Magic 89.9, AyosDito.ph Brand Marketing Specialist Rhijean Sarenas
A highlight of the weekend was the popular booth of co-presenter AyosDito.ph which had visitors lined up way into the evening, to win prizes for joining fun games and having their photos taken for free. Comedy and film personality Ramon Bautista and Jojo the Love Survivor of Magic 89.9 joined booth guests for an afternoon, with the two later hosting a gut-splitting, audience participation segment during a concert break.

Jojo the Love Survivor and Ramon Bautista entertain the crowd with a gut-splitting AyosDito game
“We joined the event because many visitors to our online classifieds ads site are young people or simply young deep inside, just like us at AyosDito.ph. We want to offer them activities they will enjoy, as our way of expressing our affinity with them. Summer Siren was just such an event,” says AyosDito.ph Senior Marketing Executive Vanessa Lee Cartera.

“Joining the AyosDito.ph community, for young adults, for people who feel young and want to try new things, is a fun thing to do, just like Summer Siren. Filipinos will surely love searching for great summer deals on our website. Transactions on AyosDito.ph are pleasant and we take measures to make transactions safe for you. As a seller you earn from items you want to move on from. As a buyer you acquire things that you need at advantageous prices,” Vanessa explains.

If you missed Summer Siren last time, try not to, the next time around. You’ll want to put it on your bucket list for summer and definitely, you won’t regret the experience.

Scene from the Summer Siren Yacht Party

April 19, 2014, Manila, Philippines - Summer gets even hotter in the metro as market leading budget mobile device maker DTC brings lofty discounts of up to 30 percent on selected Android-based smart devices fished off DTC’s fourth wave series.

Slated to happen on April 22 to 30, DTC’s Summer Inventory Sale will take place in the (state specific place in Market! Market!) of Market! Market! in Taguig City and will be featuring three of DTC’s top-selling smart phones- the GT6 Astroid Jack, the 4.6-inch GT8 Bit and 5-inch GT9 Pump - and DTC’s first phablet, the GT10 Bullet.

With the sale in place, customers will enjoy discounts from P791 to P2,000 per unit. For instance, the 6-inch GT10 will be available for only P4,999 from a previous SRP of P6,999. Customers can purchase the GT9 for only P2,999 (originally P4,490) and the GT8 for only P3,990 (originally P4990).

Save for the GT6 Astroid Jack, all DTC units on sale pack a 1.2 GHz dual core processor plus 512 MB of RAM for speedy and heavy-duty usage. They also ship with the latest Android OS (Android Jellybean for the GT10 and Android ICS for both thebGT9 and GT8) for prime access to over 100,000 free applications in Google Playstore. Created for the ultra-practical user, the 4-inch GT6 Astroid Jack on the other hand flaunts a 1GHz single core processor, 256 MB RAM, 2mp rear camera (VGA rear camera) and Android Gingerbread OS – all essentials for a decent smartphone experience. Originally priced at P2,790, the GT6 will be available for only P1,999 during the DTC inventory sale.

“As a company, one of our main goals is to bring technology closer to economy mobile users worldwide. And what better way to accomplish that than do a summer sale? With the introduction of our 5th wave units and our upcoming 6th wave phones, we would like our customers to enjoy great discounts on our fourth wave units as they go on their last legs,” said DTC’s Retail Business Operations Head Marta Buensalida.

To know more about DTC and their products, visit their website at www.dtcmobile.com.ph.
Map Pattern Leather Bag from Tmart.com

Heyaaaa! Happy Monday everyone! Even though I am not a fan of Mondays because I always have Monday blues. (You know, too lazy to get up and work kind of thing. Hehe) Today, let us start the week right! Blogging time! 

Last week was a busy week. Yes, I was busy. Busy with eating, sleeping, watching dvd, conducting photoshoot with my sister for an OOTD post, playing apps on my ipad and a lot more. I love holidays! I hope we have Holy Week every month. Hihi Anyways, let’s talk about the title of this post. My new bag from Tmart.com is the new item to review. I received it a few days I go. Well actually, I picked it up on the post office. I immediately used it to make a review to feel its vibe and its durability. 

I'm a fatso. looks like I don't have anything under my short polo. =)) but I have denim shorts. :)

So how was it? It looks small but I can put a lot of stuffs in it like my cellphones, ipad, makeup kit, comb and charges. I also like the two pockets on the sides. The pattern of the bag is so unique. I can use it everywhere or anywhere. It won’t be hard to pair it with other clothes. However, I think too heavy items on the bag will not make the bag last for a long time, if it is used every day. 

It is me. modeling the bag somewhere in Alabang. Have you noticed my hair? I had a hair cut, few weeks ago and I love it! I decided to cut it because of the weather in our country. Effin, hot! ( I will blog about my hair on a separate post!)

By the way, I thought they will be sending a makeup bag but on the very last minute it changed.

The verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars

For more details visit, www.tmart.com to view their other products. 

I have been dreaming to have an Instax from Fujifilm for the past few months now. Until I was searching the internet then found this Instax Bundle for only P 4, 300 on Revamp’s page! I got excited! Before seeing it, I was browsing Lazada, unfortunately the color blue was out of stock at that time. However, I am thankful with Revamp for the bundle that includes film, close up lens, strap and colorful stickers. Wooohooo! Jackpot! I saved a few bucks compared to buying on the mall that cost P 4, 100 for just for the Instax and without the freebies. So I contacted Justine, confirmed my order and finally paid it that weekend. After 2-3 days, I got the package already! It was absolutely easy and fast transaction. 

Here's the freebies with Instax Mini 8 bundle: Instax Mini Film (cost P300-500), colorful stickers (cost P100+) and close up lens (cost P300). Included for free!!!! I am so happy with my purchase.

What's inside the box? The camera, 2 AA batteries, manuals and strap

Moreover, let’s talk more about the Instax Mini 8. To those who are not aware of this camera, let me give you an idea. Back in the days, it was famously called Polaroid. But Fujifilm revived it and made a mini version of the wide film that Polaroid usually used. The Fujifilm mini film version is as small as the credit card. They made it cute and colorful. Here are the specs for the Instax Mini 8 (from Photojojo)
  • Use with colorful and vibrant Fuji Instax Mini film (ISO 800) 
  • High resolution lens 
  • Manually Set Exposure Control 
  • Built in light meter with LED indicator to suggest the best setting 
  • Constant firing flash with automatic brightness adjustment 
  • Film dimensions - 2 1/18" x 3 1/4" (compared to Polaroid 600 film which is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and     Instax Wide film which is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4") 
  • Focus range: far range 2' - Infinity (.6m - Infinity) 
  • Powered by two AA batteries (included) 
  • Weighs less than 1 lb 
  • 4.6 x 4.7 X 2.7 inches 
  • Strap included 
  • Available colors: black, pink, yellow, blue, white

We used it during my mom's birthday celebration with my la familia. My mom sponsored the films too. We got lucky because there was a promo. If you buy 2 films (20 sheets) it will only cost P600, so without any hesitation we bought it somewhere in Mall of Asia. In other stores they were selling 1 film for P 500. Expensive.

Pros: Instant photos no need for a printer. Easy to use.
Cons: Expensive film. You only have one shot on everything.

I love taking photos. I will just used it wisely and during special occasions. hihi I am wanting to have a photo wall ever since I started taking photos using my Instax. If it push thru, I will blog about it, of course!

The Verdict: 

4.5 stars out of 5 stars (Just because of the expensive film)

For more information about Revamp:
Contact No.: 0906 604 4009

Time for a movie review! When I saw this movie on my facebook feeds, I got curious. I searched it on google and watched the trailer. I was convinced to give it a try. Well, I just got a copy from my colleague. So what can I say about the movie Her?

It was a movie about a guy Theodore Twombly, he works at a letter company. He writes some personal letters to their clients. He is good at it. One day, he got a new operating system and it has a name. It was Samantha. It was a newly developed OS that has feelings and can interact to its owner like a human being. She is smart (of course, she’s a computer), funny and caring for an OS. Samantha was played by the voice of Scarlett Johansson. Because Theodore was in a process of moving on from a long relationship, he and Samantha became friends. Then, their relationship became deeper and blooms into- not-your-typical-love-story.

For me, it was a little weird. It if will happen in the near future, gosh! I think people will be scared to have a real relationship. The climax of the story was not that exciting. (Spoiler Alert) This was the twist of the story, Theodore realized and Samantha admitted that she is also inlove with other users of the OS. Samantha was not that loyal because she can multitask. Even technology can’t be trusted.hehe But it has a unique storyline that you want to try watching it. You should watch this movie to know the other details.

Main Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde more…

Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Contemporary Film

Here's the trailer. Watch it. 

The Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars 

 Theodore Twombly without the mustache. Is he hot? He is Joaquin Phoenix in real life.

What do you think? 

Disclaimer: photos posted are not mine. grabbed it randomly on google.
a cup of peppermint tea

Another foodie adventure for me and my family, after we ate at Bi Won Korean Restaurant, we headed to Larcy’s Cupcakery Café for dessert. Yes, I know you might think, “Grabe naman ‘to mga ‘to ang sisiba!”. Hahaha That’s okay, we were born this way. Love us or hate us food is still our obsession. Hahahaha Who doesn’t like eating, right? Especially if you will see the delectable cupcakes from Larcy’s. Just like the last post about Bi Won, we also went here because of Kris TV and curiosity of my grandma. Well, I think this isn’t my first time. We also went here for the little kiddo on the last photo of this post. Hehe Anyways, Larcy’s have a nice vibe and interior. It is girly and cute. Most of the interiors of cupcake shops has feminine and cozy aura. I think a person who visits those places feels more relax. The cupcakes tasted good, perfect for a cup of tea. 

pastels colors surrounds Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe

You can see how the cupcakes are prepared.

My mom is ordering. She's the one wearing white. hehe

They sell different cupcakes and cheesecakes.

The famous logo of Larcy's

Chocolate Salted Caramel

Tobleron Cheesecake

Carrot Cupcake

 and the little girl I have been telling you a while ago! My little cousin slash goddaughter

Overall rate: 4 stars out of 5

For more details:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LarcysCupcakerycafe 
Address: 178 Aguirre Street, Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City
Phone: (02) 478 2849
Hours: Open today · 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Heyaaa! I am so happy that I have posted something on my blog after two days. Uraurada! As in agad agad, post na! (This is it! Hahaha) I am hoping to be consistent on my schedule of blogging. My goal is 2 or 3 times a week, I can post something on my blog. So just in case I am busy, I am creating some of my post in advance. For today, I prepared an #OOTD post. I wore my outfit on the event of “The Great British Festival”. The event was held on the open grounds so I decided to wear something casual and comfy. It ended around 7pm, there was no daylight until I saw the spotlight. Yey! Perfect spot!

My CUTE shirt from Zara.

The shirt was too low for a V-neck and I don't want my boobs saying "Hi" to everyone so I wore a tube (the orange one) from Terranova. I bought in during a sale for around 60php to 95php, I can't remember the exact amount. It was so cheap, right?

Watch from Charles Jordan

Thanks for the spotlight!

Sling bag from Mango

Extra photos. Crossing to the street pose.

My sister doing her thing in the middle of the street. haha

My last post of #OOTD was look # 18 (Let it go). I was wrong, it should me look # 32. I got confused. haha Sorry for  a little bit confusion I made, just in case you have noticed it. hehe Tee-hee!