Friday, February 9, 2024

Speak the Language of Love: Discover Your Valentine's Day Gifts with foodpanda

 Have you thought of a perfect dish or surprise gift for your special someone or loved ones this coming Valentine’s Day? Celebrate the day of love by transforming your home into a haven of romance, where a delightful surprise is knocking at your door. 


Let foodpanda come in and help you choose sulit and kilig gifts and essentials! Dive into these affordable deals from February 12 to February 14. Use the code:VDAY150 and get P150 off via pandamart or foodpanda shops



Plus, a P200 cashback on food delivery (min order P799) and pick-up (min order P499). Use the voucher code: 200LOVE on February 14 &15, and be sure to use your cashback for another order until February 19.  Who said saving can't be as delightful as the surprise itself?

DOT to host the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) in February 2024

 Plunge into the captivating depths of the country’s underwater marvels as the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX), returns on February 23 to 25, 2024 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City.

Dubbed as the country’s largest platform for the diving community, the PHIDEX prides itself as the only dive show in the region with its value-added event components, including Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) business-to-business (B2B) meetings, a Dive Conference, and post-event dive familiarization tours.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, a certified diver herself and chair of the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD), hailed   PHIDEX’s “timely” comeback with the Philippines’ recent victories in the dive industry.

To recall, in 2023, the World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as the World’s Leading Dive Destination. The country also won as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination, its fifth straight win, a testament to the collective efforts to preserve and further promote the dive industry together with the stakeholders from the local government, the private sector, and various dive communities.

"The PHIDEX is a manifestation of the Department's thrust toward strengthening the country's diving portfolio and our diving stakeholders and enthusiasts' commitment to leveraging the country's natural assets beneath our vast waters as one of the favorite diving destinations in the world," she said.

"Being one of the 18 mega biodiverse countries in the world, The Philippines boasts a multitude of marine species from across our regions of over 7,641 islands. I encourage our fellow Filipinos and foreign friends to come and visit us, and see for yourselves the beauty in our waters, finding more reasons to love the Philippines through the PHIDEX," she added.

Themed “Heart of Asia’s Diving: Collaboration for the Ocean Community,” the fourth edition of PHIDEX will specifically showcase the Philippines’ competitive edge as a diving destination for adventurers and enthusiasts alike. It will also provide an avenue for stakeholders to connect, network, and generate investments for local and international experts to share industry knowledge as well as best sustainable practices for ocean tourism in a global context.

Diving is also a key priority for the DOT as part of its multi-dimensional tourism approach, evident through its series of successful dive-related initiatives launched across the country. These included the Anilao Underwater Shootout in Batangas, the DIVE7 Festival series, Davao Dive Expo, NorthMin Dive, Cebu Travel Catalogue, BHOLDEX, MisOr Dive Festival, Samal Island Dive Safari, Bay Deep Mati Freediving Festival, and the inaugural Philippine Tourism Dive Dialogue held in Cebu last September, among others.

For the exhibition component of PHIDEX 2024, the DOT has partnered with Underwater 360, organizer of the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), the longest-running and largest dive expo in Asia.

Over 100 exhibitors, representing dive resorts, dive shops, training agencies, insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, marine conservation associations, and National Tourism Organizations are expected to join the expo.

For inquiries, please contact the PHIDEX Secretariat at Prospective exhibitors can reach out to Mr. Desmond Ho, Regional Business Manager of Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd /Asia Dive Expo/Underwater 360 ASIA, via and

Thursday, February 1, 2024

7-Eleven Chef Creations x Romantic Baboy's On-the-Go Korean Meals

Convenience and delight have always gone hand in hand at our favorite kapitbahay, 7-Eleven. When it comes to deliciously affordable food offerings, 7-Eleven's Chef Creations line does not disappoint with its array of meals. 

Just last year, its collaboration with Romantic Baboy was met with only finger hearts by customers. Now, this perfect pairing has more mouthwatering choices a few months after its initial launch. After all, only the best K-dramas merit a second season.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Elevate Your Gatherings with foodpanda's Platter Meals Extravaganza


It's that time of the year to plan ahead all the family celebrations lined up for the year, and what better way to plan and budget ahead than with the options from foodpanda.  

To start the good year they made their app ready and it's packed with big group meals that would definitely satisfy everyone's cravings and level up group bonding into something extraordinary which we all truly deserve!  

Oh btw!  This post is filled with discount food vouchers from our favorite food app, make sure to read through and take note of the codes!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Duty Free Philippines Reports Commendable Sales Boost for 2023

Today was such a remarkable and eventful one, after finishing the day's chores and business errands, I was able to attend Duty-Free Philippines' event at Duty Free Luxe in MOA.  It was such an honor to be amongst the invitees who witnessed how the aforementioned business has grown after the pandemic.  

After the welcoming remarks from Ms. Josh Mirafuentes of DOT,  the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelogio A. Angala without any ado proceeded on how DFP has navigated through unprecedented challenges over the years.  Having a commendable sales milestone in 2019, raking in an impressive 226 M dollars, while witnessing a parallel surge in income, reaching a substantial P 464 M.  It is through DFP's unwavering commitment that translates to a significant P 243 M contribution to the Department of Tourism (DOT) for government tourism programs and projects, fortifying crucial support for government-driven tourism initiatives.  Because let me reiterate Mr. Angala's stand that Duty-Free is under the DOT after all.   And even in the face of the global pandemic's temporary disruption, this did not hamper their stalwart recovery.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Marian Rivera-Dantes, Home Credit’s Flash Mob Wows All!


Marian, together with Home Credit dancers, delighted the audience with their energetic performance, dancing to the beat of the viral TikTok dance, Sabay-Sabay Tayo, and later transitioning to Home Credit’s theme song, titled Para Sa Life. 

Home Credit also organized a dance challenge for the mallgoers, encouraging them to learn Para Sa Life’s choreography. Those who showcased their moves on social media, tagging Home Credit’s official accounts, snagged exciting prizes.

Sip, Laugh, and Learn with Birch Tree’s "Cowmustahan!" Series

In today's fast-paced world, Birch Tree Fortified Choco recognizes the importance of meaningful connections and valuable life lessons. That's why they are thrilled to introduce "Cowmustahan!", an engaging and heartwarming YouTube series that is an enchanting world of fun and wisdom served in a glass. Join them on a journey of discovery as they explore the heartwarming tales of its characters and the profound lessons they impart in each episode.More than just a kid’s show, "Cowmustahan!" is a delightful rendezvous with Berty - the curious, playful, and kind baby cow, and Mama Betty - the nurturing, empathetic, and cheerful mom cow. Together, they are the heart and soul of the "Cowmustahan!" Series. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A Decadent Dining Without Being Pricey at Paradise Dynasty


A decadent.  

I had this wish when I was younger to live a life of indulgence, having studied at DLSU and seeing my classmates spend away their weekly allowance for a simple shirt and me, coping with a meager daily budget.   I thought that one is decadent when he or she can buy everything and does not even bother with the price.  I, on the other hand, have been used to a non-luxurious life but have tried my best to buy the good stuff and suffer the consequence later, not having enough left.  

Sure one can change through time but the dream to live a life of luxury is still in place.  Then I thought, that luxury can have different meanings to anybody.  I'm still not rich, but I'm living comfortably, and I make sure to stick to my budget. 

This foodie momma chose to focus on self-worth as opposed to a net worth kind of lifestyle.

Let me call myself, for the time being, a decadent, as my experience dining with Paradise Dynasty definitely was truly indulgent when it comes to service and food quality without being costly. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

A Celebration of 30 Years of Distinction: Coffee Cheers from The Figaro Coffee Group


Some decades ago, long before the coffee hashtags were invented and iPhone coffee photography became a frolic there existed Figaro Coffee.  It was when my palate had been reintroduced to coffee and have started craving it, trying to get into the working women's ladder and being a new mom all at the same time. 

Fuwa Fuwa Cheezy Pizza Bread at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven and Fuwa Fuwa introduces Cheezy Pizza Bread—an irresistible savory snack on-the-go 

Get ready to enjoy an epic fusion of comforting cheesy flavors and a mouthwatering umami spin on pizza as  7-Eleven Soft Bites joins forces with  Fuwa Fuwa for an irresistible snack: Cheezy Pizza Bread.