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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Zomato 101: Discover Great Places to Eat around Metro Manila

If you are my friend in Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Page, you might notice me posting about Zomato and my food journey. As I have previously said in some of my posts, I'm not an adventurous type of person when it comes to eating.

BUT, when I found Zomato, I learned to be more curious and enjoy seeking good food and new restaurants. Zomato is a great place to unleash your FOODIE skills!



Why you'll love Zomato?
1. Reviews of a variety of restaurants in Metro Manila
2. Easy to use application, whether in the PC or Phones. 
3.It has Presenting Collections on the side like Trending this Week, Newly Opened, Super Sushi, etc. 
4. View scrumptious food photos. 
5. Meet foodies like you.
6. Be invited to Foodie Meetups
7. You don't necessarily need to be a blogger to do reviews.
8. You have a goal of being an expert on different locations.
9. Document your food journeys.
10. Enjoy great food!

Add me and let's enjoy our food journey!!!:) 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Manila Workshops: Toddler Discipline and Potty Training

A perk of being a mom is looking forward to new milestones for our children. Among the many perks of motherhood, I find this one of the best things I have ever experienced. Everyday is a surprise as babies learn new things and does new tricks. Now that Enzo is nearing his toddler years, he celebrated his 1 year and 6th month last Saturday, I am looking forward to bigger and challenging milestones for him. One of which is potty training. I learned from my other nephews and nieces that this milestone can be pretty tedious not to mention messy and stinky and.... (haha!) but such a rewarding feeling for Enzo and us his parents. Atleast we don't have to bring diapers anymore and that means a slash off our expenses, right?:)

Luckily, Manila Workshops came up with yet another great seminar for us parents to start training our toddlers. They even match the Potty Training seminar with Toddler Discipline which is of utmost importance for us parents to teach our little ones at an early age.

Toddler Discipline skills will come in handy now that our little ones are learning independence, curiosity, and a sense of adventure. Enzo has a handful of those characteristics and at times he throws in his tantrums and hits on us. It can be very difficult at times, and I would often find myself thinking of ways on how I could lessen his temper whenever we try to discipline him.

If you parents out there feel the same, then this workshop is right for all of us! To register just go to http://manilaworkshops.com/events/toddler-discipline-and-potty-training and please don't forget to key in my referral code: TYJ PPTD1 


Event Date: March 7, 2104
Time: 1:30-5:00PM
Venue: Insular Life Building Multipurpose Hall, 12th Floor
Regular Rate: Php350
Couple Rate: Php600 


Our speaker for the Toddler Discipline and Potty Training workshop is Dr. Teresa Lilia Ayaso-Cabusora.  Dr. Cabusora is a Child Development and Early Childhood Education Specialist.  She is a former faculty member of the Department of Family Life and Child Development of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.  She is the former Faculty-In-Charge of the UP-Diliman Child Development Center and is currently the Owner-Directress of the Family Partner Child Learning House. 

This is the first part of the Parenting Pals series and is co-presented by Insular.


Hope to see you there!:)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blogger Skills: Mommy Bloggers Philippines' Take Blog Worthy Photos Workshop

Today has been truly productive and inspiring. I attended my morning and afternoon classes then went straight to the Photography Workshop of Mommy Bloggers Philippines. It was my first time to attend a photography workshop so I was thrilled. Th best part of it is one of my favorite mommy blogger, Joy Gurtiza of  Joy Bites was the speaker! (Good Job, Joy!:)) 

Here are some of my shots taken before the workshop in Saboten.
 
Before shots
These were some of my tests shots while waiting for the workshop to start. If you were to ask me if my photos looked great,  I 'd say these are a "Pwede na" photos. That is until I learned that the basics of ptography and how these "Pwede na" photos  be turned into its best version.
 
Set up, Behind the scenes
Afte the talk we were then asked to practice shooting and apply our new skills. Here are some of my best shots. (Hihi! Pwede na for a beginner)
 

I showed these to my hubby and he said "Paano biglang luminaw camera mo?" Hihi. That's how great the workshop was to think that I just used a Samsung mobile phone. :) Tama nga, na wala sa brand ang camera, nasa humahawak. :)
Afterwards, I also took some photos of the giveaways I got from the event.
 

There were other giveaways but I'd like to practice the new skills I have on them. There were also to-do lists in the handouts given during the workshop and I am planning to do them so I could see my progress too. I hope you stay tuned on that too!:)
Thank you to all the generous sponsors, #Saboten, #JapanHome #HenrysProfessional, #OilofArgan, #VilladelConte, and #Gouache.
To Mommy Bloggers Philippines, great job on  another successful and enriching event. Kudos to all your hard work and till our next!:)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How to have a Young Looking Skin?

If I have anything to brag about, it's I always get mistaken for a college student. Many times people get surprise when I tell them my real age and I never get tired of their reactions. Aside from it runs in our blood, if you see all my relatives we look relatively young for our age, I'd share with you some of my beauty routines in having young looking age.
#selfie your young looking skin

1. Cleanse-Tone-Moisture
The first part of having young looking skin is to maintain clear and clean skin. To do this you need to discipline yourself in this routine. Cleansing will help your skin be free from dirt that can cause further skin problems. Toners can help in rempving residual dirt on the skin and shrink pores. It also preps the skin for moisturizers. Moisturizing the skin rehydrates it making your skin look younger. The more hydrated the skin the more softer it becomes preventing age marks or wrinkles.
Photo taken from Google

2. Have a ready Pimple fighting products.
Though I generally have clear skin, I get some pimples appear during my red days. I get frustrates with it because it usually appears on my nose and forehead. In times like these, you should have on hand pimple fighting products that work for you. There are cleansers that are made specifically for pimple fighting so you may use that as replacement to your mild cleansers. Don't ever prick your pimples as it may leave black marks after.

3. Use sunblock.
Being exposed to UV rays make the skin age faster. Even if you stay indoors most of the time it still has an effect on the skin, so put sunblock to help your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

4. Drink vitamins and water daily.
Clear and young looking skin radiates from within so keeping a healthy and clean body will definitely reflect on the skin. If you want to have a young looking skin, taking vitamins will definitely do your skin good.

5. Get skin consultation from the experts.
One of the things, I wished I did earlier in my age is to consult skin experts. I often self medicate myself before which lead to a burnt skin in my grade school years. Now, I learned an important lesson on getting advises from dermatologists and getting treatments that are suited for my skin. Getting a skin consultation even if you have clear skin can help you to understand your skin better. I know most people are intimidated to go for skin consultations so I am offering all my readers FREE consultation (except for pathological cases) from Skin Philosophie Medical Aesthetic and Lifestyle Solutions.

Skin Philosophie Medical Aesthetic and Lifestyel Solution is a skin care clinic by an Aesthetic Dermatologist Dr. Kyla Talens. Their clinic do not only offer high end skin treatments but also proper lifestyle for holistic well being.
To avail of the FREE CONSULTATION, register here and Skin Philosophie will directly contact you!:) 


If you want to arrange a free consultation session with Dr. Kyla Talens, just fill up this form and it will be emailed to you.






For more info go to www.skinphilosophie.com 
Like them on Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/skin.philosophie 

Clinic address: The Fort Strip 3rd Level 28th St., corner 7th avenue, Fort Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig 
Contact Number: 0917 886 0646

Disclaimer: I am an accredited online lead generator for Skin Philosophie.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

E-Learning: Electronic Payment Acceptance and Fraud Prevention

I have once had my online business in Facebook about two years ago. I was based in Bulacan and most of my clients were Manila based. In order to make payments smoothly I had to utilize electronic payments like bank transfers, Paypal, Western Union, etc. Although it made the payment process of my online business better, I also had difficulties in dealing with customers who I have no encounter with except online. It was a little risky to deal with business with that kind of set up. I ended up closing my online shop because I had problems with fraud customers with fake deposits slips and I could not monitor the inflow of money.
But, here's good news!!!! I learned about a WEBINAR about ELECTRONIC PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE AND FRAUD PREVENTION BOOT CAMP. A webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web. This webinar is great for entrepreneur whether new or old who would like to embark on e-commerce to accept online payments. It also targets operations personnel who are in-charge of day-to-day processing of orders and wanting to spot fraudulent purchase attempts. Lastly, financial personnel who would like to understand the ins-and-outs of electronic payment acceptance and protect the company from liabilities and losses.
Topics:
ALL LESSONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA WEBINAR.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronic Payment Acceptance
(MARCH 2, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 2: Online Credit Card Payments (MARCH 9, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 3: Mobile E-Payments
(MARCH 16, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 4: Non-Credit Card E-Payments (MARCH 23, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 5: Virtual Currency E-Payments (MARCH 30, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 6: Getting your site ready to accept electronic payments
(APRIL 6, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 7: E-Commerce Taxes
(APRIL 13, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 8: E-Payment Policies
(APRIL 20, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 9: Consumer Identity Authentication and Verification
(APRIL 27, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 10: Handling high risk orders
(MAY 4, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 11: Work with 3rd party service providers
(MAY 11, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)
Lesson 12: Working with Law Enforcement Authorities
(MAY 18, MONDAY, 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)

If you want to receive an exclusive 10% discount on the Electronic Payment Acceptance and Fraud Prevention Boot Camp, just fill up this form and a discounted billing will be emailed to you.















So, take charge of your business now and upgrade to electronic payment! Learn from the best at the comforts of your home!:)

I am an online lead generator for Digital Filipino. 

Manila Workshops: Make Your Own Dream Book Workshop

I’m a pen and paper type of person. Someone who loves to doodle using colored gel pens, compose unpublished songs and poems, jot down daily tasks, reminders and plan everything ahead on paper. But sometimes, ready-made planners or journals that are readily available lessens our freedom to design our own and express our thoughts by being creative.
That’s why Memory Crafters and CraftCreate thought of having a meaningful workshop entitled Make Your Own Dream Book. A DIY kind of journal wherein you can pick a fabric to cover your dream book and prettify by filling it up with your lifelong goals and dreams. In that way, you’ll always remember all the things you’ve had from the past. May it be adding a daily photo, quotes, scribbles or treat it as your diary. It’s even more special because you made it with the hopes of your dreams to be fulfilled.
With this, we would like to invite you to be part of our first workshop this year! Make Your Own Dream Bookwill be the first workshop for the whole-day event on February 28, 2015 at Scarsdale S&R Shaw, 9:00 am – 12:00 nn. Workshop kits, modules and light snacks will be served!

About the Speaker

Catherine Santos is a Mass Communications major in Film and Audio Visual Arts in UP Diliman. She worked in a video production house then in a graphic design company. In between, Katsy and her mom had a homebased business where they make flower arrangements using paper, dried leaves and twigs and they supply these to specialty shops and exporter. After that stint, she held a marketing and merchandising hob for SAFFY, an NGO that promotes fair-traded handicrafts.
She missed the vibe of having her own business. So, she ventured on her own again and decided to put up a a new business named CraftCreate, a designing and trading handcrafted home d├ęcor and supplying stores that cater to tourists, expats and balikbayans. She also started Handmade Manila to make an outlet for her projects that don’t quite fit in to the product line of CraftCreate. It also serves as an outlet for some crafter friends who want to sell their crafts and products. She also join bazaars and have been a regular seller in the bazaar circut since 2004.
Workshop Rates:
Regular Rate: 1,200
Early Bird Rate: 900
Group Rate: 800 per person (Group of 3)
*Fees include the workshop kit, food and drinks!

Event Location

Venue:   

Venue Phone: 631-7647

Address:

514 S&R Shaw BoulevardMandaluyong City1553

Please don't forget to put in my referral code: TYJ MCDB1

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Date to Remember at Victoria Court


It's #FebIbig once again and couples are always on  the look out for affordable but memorable dates to celebrate. As a new married couple, my husband and I make it a point to celebrate events as much as we can. Although it can get a little stressful at timea with all the traffic and hassle of reservations and the influx of people, we still find a way.

Luckily, one option available for couples like us is Victoria Court's A Date to Remember promo.

For as low as Php2,299, couples can get a 12 hour stay in any Deluxe room, a set meal for two, and a choice between a couple shirts or a wine as special gift. You may also opt to get a Suite room for Php2,999


For romantic reservations, text 0917 981 0084.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Words to Live By at 30


Two weeks after my birthday and everything is going fast... too fast actually. My masters class have officially begun which means readings and a lot of them plus critique paper every week. My teaching classes, on the other hand, will start their immersion this week which means I have to prep them and get them conditioned to serve the community. As a family, we are on our first full week of condo living and there has been a lot of adjustments too.

Been busy right? But I am not complaining and I'd like to share with you inspiring quotes that help me live by and stay positive. Hope you get inspired too!:)


I learned to know what I want and get it. Nothing is too late and noone is too old for anything. See I am getting my masters just now that I am 30 but education knows no number.


You know you grow wiser when you want everyone to excel. When you do not feel inferior or superior to anyone. It means you already have established a person you want and love.


It is in recognizing that we lack or need something that we accept that ther is work to be done. Getting what you want starts with knowinh exactly what you want. Be specific with goals so your actions would be specific too.


Too much energy is wasted minding people who hurts, annoys, or angers us. Focus on what is positive and you will attract positivity as well. Be angry or annoyed and it will follow.


Friendship now at my age is not only about being physically present at all times. Priorities have changed and there are times that we really cannot be with our friends. But this does not make you a bad friend, there is more to friendship than just texting, chatting.


Make yourself useful to others. We are confronted with too much individuality that we sometimes stray away from a sense of community. Be responsible for others and do what you can to help them. Start with your family, with friends, with people who are near us, be a helping hand.


Lastly, the Pope has taught me a lot but I love this one. When we dream we love and when we love we dream.


Do you have other quotes you live by? Share them with me, I'd be happy to know about them.


Disclaimer: Photos are not mine and was taken from the internet.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Every Coffee Deserves a Lotus


You’ve got to love the aroma of coffee, especially in the morning and in the afternoon, when it’s just about siesta time. Lotus Biscoff, Europe’s Favorite Biscuit with Coffee, has finally arrived in the country, and it is going to elevate your coffee experience to a whole new delicious level.

Hosted by Daphne-Osena Paez, the launch was held at the posh Society Lounge in Makati, transformed into a luxurious red airport lounge. Guests with their boarding passes cued in airport terminals for check-in. Attendants, clad in designer Pia Gladys Perey, greeted them upon arrival. A truly first class experience, overflowing coffee was served by Allegro Beverage Corporation upon seating and dishes were carefully prepared by Chef Patrice Freuslon. As the program started, everyone was just about excited as Fly Ace Corporation President Jun Cochanco and Lotus Bakeries International Distributors General Manager Bart Bauwens who shared how the partnership started and their plans for Lotus Biscoff in the country.

 

A highlight of the event is the Biscoff Creations of Tiny Kitchen’s Vicky Veloso-Barrera. Her interpretation of the Lotus Biscoff biscuits and spreads include Mini Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls, soft bread glazed with Lotus Biscoff spread and topped with toasted almonds. Mini Biscoff Cupcakes is a perfect recipe for first-time cupcake bakers as its main ingredient is a simple dollop of Lotus Biscoff Spread Crunchy and Biscoff crumbs. Another creation is the Crazy Biscoff Parfait, a lavish dessert of sponge cake, mascarpone, and Lotus Biscoff Spread Smooth


Discover Lotus Biscoff for yourself. Take a bite of the deliciously crunchy Lotus Biscoff caramelized biscuit with your next cup of hot coffee. Since 1932, this Belgian specialty has been Europe’s coffee break favorite.  From its humble beginnings as a small bakery in the Belgium town of Lembeke, the Boone brothers packed their biscuits and delivered around the neighborhood. Eight decades later and the recipe still remain. It was in the 1950s when Lotus introduced pairing these biscuits with coffee, which then became a routine in Belgian hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. And then, in 1985, Europe’s favorite biscuit with coffee became America’s favorite biscuit with air travel. Lotus introduced Biscoff as an in-flight treat through the exhausting long flights. It became a welcome mid-flight break that reminded fliers of the comforts of home and helped them relax. Lotus is still offered in Delta Air Lines (US), Brussels Airlines (Belgium), Middle East Airlines (Lebanon) and El Al (Israel).

The unique taste of Lotus Biscoff comes from the sugar’s caramelization during the baking process. A hint of cinnamon and other spices add that special twist.  If these crunchy biscuits do not satisfy your craving, then you wouldn’t be able to resist Lotus Biscoff spread. The sweet, creamy, European spread is an alternative to nut butters and chocolate spreads. It is the only spread made with original Biscoff cookies. Have it straight from the jar, lather it on toast, mix it with fruit slices, or add it as a secret ingredient to your favorite recipes. Both the cookies and the spread are made with no artificial color or preservatives, 0 grams trans-fat per serving and zero cholesterol. It has no nuts and is completely non-GMO. Lotus Biscoff biscuits and spreads are just the perfect treat for the timeout that you deserve.


Fly Ace Corporation Product Manager Emie San Beda invited everyone to discover Lotus Biscoff, “Filipinos love coffee and we can see this in the variety of artisanal and commercial coffee shops. We love sharing this experience with friends and family, talking over sips of coffee and a bite of Lotus Biscoff will surely make it even more memorable.” Just as its European counterpart, Lotus Biscoff will be doing massive sampling in coffee shops all over the country, as well as in premium lifestyle events were coffee is enjoyed.

 

Learn more about Lotus Biscoff at http://www.biscoff.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/LotusBiscoffPH #discoverlotusbiscoff

 

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Ready, Set, Go! Spin to Greatness with he Infinity Nado

Anime shows were hip during my childhood days and I was one of the many the girls in our school who went crazy about it. I enjoyed specifically the tagalized versions of Ghostfighter, Flame of Recca, etc. I remember collecting photos and other items of my favorite characters. Those were the days, but, kids and adults now have more access to anime shows and products such as toys.
Infinity Nado is a Japanese anime that focuses on battle, justice and friendship. The story features the adventures of Jin and his mates as they enter the center of the Gyro-type tower to stop its rotation and overcome the evil forces to save the world.
Now toy enthusiasts, anime fanatics and toy collectors can have more than just seeing these on TV shows. The newest game that has been making waves all over Asia and the rest of the world is finally here in the Philippines. Prepare to spin your way to greatness with the all new Infinity Nado.
Infinity Nado takes gaming to a whole new level with its precision fighting tops that feature the latest in battle technology. Made by popular toy-maker Auldey, Infinity Nado tops are designed using advanced physics that revolutionizes and increases game play and competition.
 The games are likewise built on the same principles promoting non-stop, action-packed fun. Its tournaments and regularly sanctioned competitions have been happening in different parts of Asia and the rest of the world, gaining more fans and gamers, young and old alike, all eager for a NADO battle.
Built for strength, stability, and speed, Infinity Nado tops are mechanical spinning wonders perfect for tinkering, thrill-seeking tots. It is composed of five interchangeable layers that manipulate the top's center of gravity. This makes for precision control whether you wish to play at a lightning-quick pace or a hard-nosed attacking style.
Infinity Nado's sophisticated gameplay features the world's first RFID (Radio Frequency ID) smart chips that store fight stats and data using a state-of-the-art digital scanning system. The smart chips store gamers' personal information and keeps real-time track of level certification, accumulated score, and fight history.
 Watch out for Infinity Nado spinning tops such as the Infinity Nado Aspis, Infinity Nado Jester, Infinity Nado Cyan Spout, Infinity Nado Furious and more. You can now grab your Infinity Nado toys in Toy Kingdom, Toy Town, Toys R' Us and other toy stores in Metro Manila.
Toys like Infinity Nado are great sources of family bonding time. Daddys with their son can share techniques and stragies and Moms and daughters can too. Families can even form groups and have a mini-Infinity Nado competition. It is a new opportunity to teach children logic, sportmanship and teamwork.
For more info like their FB page:
 www.facebook.com/infinitynado 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

7 Things Every Wife Should Know Book Review


I rarely talk about my journey as a wife in this blog than I should. The reason is that I feel I am more a natural about my mother role than this wife thing. I must admit, being married for only 1 year and 9 months there are a lot of things I don't know and is still working on. I had to adjust a lot of things like my "semi-bratty" attitude and learn compromising. There are times I learn more about my wife duties the hard way, sometimes leading to petty fights or cute tampuhab with hubby. This marriage thing is really more than little adjustments and it takes a lot of work indeed.


Luckily, I got my hands on a book that has served as my new partner in realizinv my full potential as a wife. Am I glad to have read it? Glad is an understatement!


7 Things Every Wife Should Know by Viviene Bigornia is every new or  almost wife's bestfriend. Viviene is a blogger from www.journeyofawoman.com and her geart's desire is to minister to single women and young wives to be more Christlike and to reach their full potential for God's glory.


Why this book's going to be your bestfriend?
1. It will affirm you that you are doing well if not your best as a wife.
2. It is a reminder of small things matter the most in relationships especially marriage.
3. It provide practical and feasible tips.
4. You would understand God's plan for you as a wife to your husband.

There are more reasons for new and almost wives to read this book but I won't spoil it for you. Rest assured that after reading this you will be a TRIUMPHant Wife to your husband and God.

And to give you more opportunity to get your hands on this book, Viviene is giving 15% discount just for you, my readers. Just send her an email at teacher_viviene@yahoo.com with the subject line 15% off up until the end of the month of February plus FREE shipping nationwide.

It's a great gift suggestions for your friends who are engaged to be married, to already wives and for yourself too. So give the gift of education and live a happy life as a wife.

For more information on this book:
 http://www.journeyofawoman.com/books 
 http://www.amazon.com/Things-Every-Wife-Should-Know/dp/1470163551 

Friday, February 6, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: AXN Announces Premier of Asia's Got Talent on March 12, 2015


AXN announces today that “Asia’s Got Talent” is set to premiere first on AXN on 12 March 2015, airing on Thursdays at 8.05pm (SG, MY, PH, HK) / 7.05pm (JKT, BKK). The series is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.

Officially launching “Asia’s Got Talent” today is the series’ esteemed celebrity judging panel made up of 16 time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C., Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop idol and actor Van Ness Wu. The judges met with 500 members of the media, sponsors and partners for the first time at the “Asia’s Got Talent” showcase held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

“Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “‘Asia’s Got Talent’ is a milestone made-in-Asia original production that reinforces SPT Networks, Asia’s position as a leader of original, local content in our region. With a stellar judging panel as well as some of the most spectacular acts from our region, ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ is a top quality production that will thrill Asia.”

Mr George Tanasijevich, Marina Bay Sands’ President and Chief Executive Officer said: “Marina Bay Sands is proud to be the premier partner for the inaugural Asia’s Got Talent. The ‘Got Talent’ series has earned multiple accolades across the globe entertaining millions of viewers. The multi-tiered entertainment strategy that we have adopted at Marina Bay Sands offers our guests an exciting range of unique events ranging from concerts, Broadway musicals, movie premieres and award shows. As the venue for the semi-finals and finals for the show, Marina Bay Sands will be the platform where a deserving act will be launched into stardom. Our participation adds yet another dimension to Marina Bay Sands, showcasing the endless entertainment possibilities we offer. ”


From thousands of applicants from 15 territories across Asia, the four judges must select the most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing and breath-taking performances. Those who advance to the semi-finals will face an even tougher judge, the AXN audience at home who will decide the winner of the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent”.

Adding to the excitement, the semi-finals and finale will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Prizes worth up to US$100,000 are at stake, along with the opportunity for the winner to return and perform at Asia’s leading entertainment destination.

Supporting the judges are Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as hosts of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Marc and Rovilson are familiar to AXN audiences as contestants of “The Amazing Race Asia Season 2” and hosts of the talk show “The Duke”.

“Asia’s Got Talent” will span a total of 10 weekly episodes, leading with five judges’ auditions episodes, before three semi-finals, a finale episode and concluding with the results show. In addition to enjoying the amazing performances, audiences can expect to learn more about their favourite acts as “Asia Got Talent” tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.

The inaugural season of “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex and Jetstar.

Marina Bay Sands is a premier partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. As Asia’s leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage.

BIG is the exclusive beverage partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With BIG Cola, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to ‘Think Big’ and ‘Dream Bigger’ in pursuit of their dreams.


Pantene, the exclusive haircare partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”, makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside, to enable contestants to shine and be the world’s number one talent.

Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of “Asia’s Got Talent”, Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants’ journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.

Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International  Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

Rockin' my 30th Birthday!


It has been a week after my 30th birthday, and I still could not get over the fun surprises my hubby and some friends did for me. Thanks again everyone you all made me feel very special.

The blessings started pouring, Wednesday, the 28th where from masters school I decided to treat myself to my favorite burrito near, Gregory Park Serious Grub.

What took me by surprise was that the people from Gregory Park recognized me from this blog. That was sooooo cooooollll! I have never been recognized for a blogpost I did before. The best part was that they did not let me pay for my take outs! That was really something, and I was estatic. I wrote the food review just because I love their food and it was noticed. Feeling serious blogger na talaga ako. :)


29th of January.

I attended Manulife's Bundle of Joy and got Enzo free life insurance worth 100k for one year. Click here to know how you can get yours.  I also got to seen Delamar in person. #girlcrush And met new blogger friends as well. I got to meet Lhyzie Bongon who I just read online. Cool right? Visit her blog here too:

The food served was also delicious. It was from Chef Jessie who cooked for Pope Francis. It was heaven and I'd bet Pope Francis enjoyed his meals too.


Last but not the least, I won the raffle and got GCs too!:) Thanks to Manulife for the GCs I got to buy myself an induction cooker!

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Yey for induction cooker!:)

Then in the evening I attendef my first ever Zomato foodie meet up at Wild Ginger where I met the awesome people of Zomato and other bloggers too.

Repost from Elaine at Wild Ginger

I enjoyed the food and the company as well. Will post a review soon and please get Zomato and start discovering the best places to eat out!:)

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Then the 30th day came, and though I had to teach for 6hours, it was still an amazing day. I was expecting that my hubby and I with little Enzo will just have a quiet dinner but I did not know I was in for a big surprise.


Excuse the #birthdayselfie, hubby made me wait for awhile at our house so might as well prettify, right? Okay, so as soon as they arrived I was already complaining that I wanted to eat already. So hubby and I rode the orange jeep and was expecting to go to Harbour square which was near to us. But we got off at Sev's Cafe and I was told it was cinema night. I got a little hunch as it was dark and there were no people around. Then everyone came out with a cake singing happy birthday to me. My family, relatives, colleagues, and friends were there. I was the happiest, most special, beautiful lady of the night. I could not be happier.


The surprise did not stop as they played a video of my throwback pictures. The BEST surprise were Kontra Tiempo and Benny Bunny Band. Been raving about them for months now, and I could not believe my hubby convinced them to play for my birthday. What's even more amazing was they agreed to play for me for the night. It was just amazing.


Treats from Benny Bunny Band, #perksofafangirl. An important milestone in my life happened in the company of people I love and admire. I am overwhelmed by the outpour of love I was given and I am to always do the same for them. 30 is just a number and I am looking forward to more adventures, surprises, and experience with my loved ones.

The people who made my 30th Rock!:)

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