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. 

Best Laptop Deals For Your Loved Ones This Yuletide Season


The holiday season is not just about parols and endless gatherings, it's also the perfect time to give something special to yourself and loved ones. And one of the many things you can wrap and place under the Christmas tree is a shiny new laptop!

Thanks to Home Credit, the country’s leading consumer finance company, you can cop best-selling laptops with its incredible 0% interest offer on various installment options for up to 18 months. Surely, you can make your holiday dreams come true without breaking the bank through a laptop loan!

Check out these top laptop models that can match your lifestyle: 

"Gather to Give" : A Share-a-Ton Holiday Soiree at Sheraton Manila Hotel


An Unforgettable Night of Joy, Unity, and Purpose

It was such a thrill to be part of the guest list of the Sheraton Manila Hotel's Christmas tree lighting.  This year's annual tree and lantern lighting held special significance as part of the Sheraton Soiree campaign. Originating in September with the "Sundown Soiree", it marked the countdown to Sheraton Manila Hotel's upcoming 5th anniversary on January 16, 2014, at the Sheraton Ballroom. The event embodied Sheraton Manila Hotel's commitment to creating memorable moments and shared experiences.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Discover the Best Smart TVs this Christmas Season via Home Credit


Elevate your entertainment now to enjoy a 0% interest offer this festive time of the year!

With Christmas just around the corner, many are gearing up to make their holidays even more special by upgrading their home entertainment setups. And let's face it, most Filipinos absolutely love great entertainment! Most of their holiday wish list often includes a new television that they can use for streaming online shows, watching their favorite telenovela or even connecting to their karaoke set. 

Home Credit, the country’s leading consumer finance company, recognizes this, and is dedicated to making home entertainment upgrades a reality by offering a selection of top-selling TV brands. What's more, Home Credit bolsters the deal with its 0% interest offer on various installment options for up to 18 months, helping customers meet their holiday goals with affordable TV loans.

Here's a look at some best-selling TV model choices from for the dream home entertainment upgrades this Christmas. 

Holiday Celebrations Made More Meaningful with Paskonstelasyon at Marriott Hotel Manila


What a way to start the holiday season right with my very first Christmas tree lighting at nonetheless than Marriott Hotel Manila, which is just within my neighborhood.  When I stepped into their dimly lit lobby donned in a long black silk dress topped with a sparkly Mango long-sleeved blouse I stepped back in time and remembered how my very first Christmas tree lighting was, oh yeah, would you guess where it could be?  It was here in the romantic Marriott lobby.

(You might want to read about it at this link.)

So how can I not get excited to witness once again how Marriott Philippines welcomes the joyous holiday season with their very heart- in giving.

With a grand week-long event called "Paskontelasyon," a unique and heartwarming fusion of two significant words: "Pasko" (Christmas) and "Konstelasyon" (Constellation), you can truly tell that the team behind the very thoughts and actions of the theme have put on a lot of not just effort but passion as well. 

It was last year when I first heard of Paskonstelasyon when Archie Nicasio, Cluster Director of Marketing Communications of Marriott Hotel Manila, invited me to the event with three hotels lined up.  As it was then that the word was betoken, and had been a finalist in the recently concluded 9th Virtus Awards as one of the Outstanding Marketing Campaigns.

The Paskonstelasyon, a market-wide initiative, a concerted effort of all properties of Marriott in the

Monday, November 13, 2023

Serenitea on Their !5-Year Legacy, Being the Well-loved Local Milk Tea Brand

Whenever I pass by any Serenitea branch, one thing is always apparent, happy milk tea customers.  It has been undeniable that milk teas have become not just a trend (as I used to think back when it was starting to crawl the foodie market), but a joy-bringer.

I'm sure there would be those who would argue whether it is healthy or not, but the fact that the major ingredient is of course tea, it has healing or healthy benefits connected to it.  And I can say that all those years, there is one that really stood out in the game, Serenitea!  

Reaching their 15th year is more than a testament enough that they know how to please their customers, with their wide array of flavors (either with fruit teas or milk teas).  No wonder many brands have collaborated with them on amazing projects, they have really won the hearts of OG milk tea lovers, and have made many converts like ME!

As Serenitea celebrates its 15th year anniversary, they gathered some prime social media movers to witness the launch of their 2023 Maligayang Festivi-teas Holiday Drinks, in partnership with Pan De Manila, as well as announcing its eagerly-awaited Jumbo Cup promo dates and mechanics. 


I love that Serenitea being a proudly home-grown Filipino tea-shop brand, honors its roots with a

Sunday, November 12, 2023

It’s Reign-ing Cats and Dogs at Manila Prince Hotel

Manila Prince Hotel, a premier hotel nestled in the heart of the City of Manila, is excited to announce its latest initiative to cater to the needs of all guests. The hotel is delighted to open its doors to registered pet cats and dogs, ensuring that their stay is as comfortable as that of their fur-parents. This step reflects the hotel’s commitment to providing exceptional hospitality and an inclusive experience that guarantees no family member is left out.

Starting 01 October 2023, guests can book pet-friendly rooms that are thoughtfully equipped to cater to their furry friends. These rooms feature a range of amenities including plush pet bedding, towel, and feeding bowls, kitty litter trays, and more. Protocols are in place to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, assuring a safe and pleasant experience for all.

Beyond the enhanced room facilities, Manila Prince Hotel is also offering additional services tailored exclusively for its VIP (Very Important Pet) guests. This includes the provision of a dedicated pet park located at the al fresco area of the hotel. This spacious outdoor area allows furry guests to stretch their legs and enjoy outdoor playtime.

“Our decision to embrace a pet-friendly approach aligns with our commitment to cater to the evolving needs of our guests who consider their furry companions as integral family members,” says Marvin Kim Tan, Manila Prince Hotel’s director of sales and marketing.

For reservations or for more information about our pet-friendly policy, call +63 2 53282222, email info@manilaprince.com, or visit www.manilaprince.com.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Unwrap the Gift of Connection: Find Your Ideal Smartphone for Christmas Using Home Credit


With the holidays just around the corner, it's the perfect time to treat yourself or your loved ones with a new smartphone. As you prepare for the festivities and the joy of giving and receiving, consider the gift of modern technology. A new smartphone can open a world of possibilities, from staying connected with loved ones to capturing cherished memories, and more!

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new smartphone, ensure that its specifications fit your lifestyle. Home Credit, the Filipinos/ lifestyle partner, lists some of the best-selling smartphones you can choose from this holiday season. 

Each of these smartphones has unique features, making it the perfect present this holiday season.

Apple iPhone 11: A Perfect Blend of Performance and Style

The Apple iPhone 11 64GB or 128GB combines the vibrant 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display with the potent Apple A13 Bionic processor. Its 64GB or 128GB storage and 4GB RAM strike a perfect balance for swift performance. With a dual-camera system and IP68 water and dust resistance feature, this sleek device caters to tech enthusiasts who appreciate style and substance.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Win Big with 7-Eleven Big bite Hotdog or 7-Fresh Siopao

Our go-to convenience store, 7-11, is excited to introduce the new Snack for Cash Raffle Promo which features two of its crowd favorites for snacks: the Big Bite Hotdog and the 7-Fresh Siopao, with a glowing chance to win big-time cash prizes weekly.

Nothing really beats munching on Big Bite Hotdog or 7-Fresh Siopao in the middle of a busy day, such filling treats.

So, from October 25, 2023 to January 9, 2024, customers simply need to buy their preferred Big Bite or 7-Fresh Siopao snacks, scan the QR code, and provide their details to submit their entry. 

They will also enjoy having twice the entries per scan when they use the CLiQQ app to pay for their purchase.

In week 1-7 from October 25 to December 12, sixteen (16) lucky snackers will get a chance to win in the weekly draw:

● Ten (10) winners of P10,000 each,

● Five (5) winners of P25,000 each,

● One (1) winner of P50,000 each

For the exciting grand draw on week 8-11 from December 13 to January 9, ten (10) special winners will each receive a whopping P100,000 from 7-Eleven

The fun and excitement are limitless, as promo participants can submit multiple entries and potentially win the minor prizes, P10,000 and P25,000, multiple times.

Ages 13 years old and above may join in on the fun as 7-Eleven makes every snack run, a potentially lucky one. With the 'Snack for Cash' promotion, 7-Eleven elevates the snacking experience, offering more chances to win as customers continue to indulge in their favorite snacks.

Promo runs from October 25, 2023 to January 9, 2024 at all 7-Eleven stores nationwide.

For more information and promo mechanics, visit www.711snackforcash.com.