The 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair

Isn’t it nice to have your future wedding picture perfect? It is your moment to shine, along with your lifetime partner whom you’ll share the rest of your life with. This priceless moment is best shared with family and friends, and since this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, you tend to make everything beautiful.

I’ve been watching celebrity couples having their fairytale marriage – prenups that are out of this world, yet dreamy and unique all at the same time. Somehow, I want to have this kind of experience with my future hubby in tow. I even have my own Pinterest full of ideas in which, I want to have in my own dream wedding soon. Hope that my future partner in crime agrees with my ideas!

But for now, I just need to wait for this to happen in the next _ years! 😛

If you’re wondering why I’m posting this, it’s because it’s every woman’s dream to find their prince charming (my Tuxedo Mask in my case!) it’s only a once-in-a-lifetime event, so I better make the most of it!

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The 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair

The 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair will be held on january 3-4, 2015 at the SM Megatrade hall 3. the yearly event showcases the best suppliers for the wedding and debut needs, from gowns/suits, cakes, venue, photographers, layout designs, catering and many more.

To have a dream wedding or debut party, make sure to plan ahead for your big day! 🙂

What to expect on the The 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair

Get a chance to win an Awesome 3day-2night Accommodation at Tugawe Cove, Caramoan Islands! Simply register at and VISIT us during any of the two-day fair. No Purchase Required to be part of this Raffle.

Be entertained with Various Acoustic performances and learn a thing or two on Wedding Planning by our Event Planner Exhibitors.

Join our Best Photo Upload by uploading a picture while at the wedding fair and put the hashtag #bestweddingfairever or #itsmybigday.

Book any of the suppliers (with a minimum payment of Php 1,000) at the 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair and be part of Island Exhibit’s hourly raffle.

To make it even more exciting for you, Use Easy Taxi to attend the 16th Ultimate Wedding & Debut Fair and get a P150 REBATE to your Taxi Ride.

16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair is presented by Island Exhibit & Events Management Link, Inc., together with,,, Jack & Jenn Catering, Rotary Club of Las Pinas East and Myther Events and Expo Inc. This event is sponsored by Island Cove, VOffice, Center for Pop Music Philippines,Prestige Cruises, Easy Taxi with Media Sponsors GMA, Bridal,, View Magazine and

Visit the 16th Ultimate Wedding and Debut Fair on the following websites/social media accounts!

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This Birthday/Christmas 2014

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Glad that I get to celebrate my birthday and christmas with the people closest to my heart.

To my family, #LeBoyf and dearest friends, THANK YOU. Your love means everything to me.

Looking forward for more grater things to come for all or us.

And to everyone reading my quirky blog, thank you. Hope you enjoy my insights and stories about my misadventures and reviews, and hope you still stick around with me.

The true reason for this season, happy birthday Jesus! Thank you for being with us always! 😀 #Christmas #Faith #Birthdays

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Let’s not forget our Lord Jesus Christ, the main reason for this meaningful season. Let’s be thankful that He is born this world to save us, and to bless us us with all the good things He has bestowed upon us.

Have a blessed christmas everyone! 😀

Get to know more about Ericsson’s 10 hot consumer trends for 2015 (pr)

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Ericsson ConsumerLab’s annual report shows that consumers want technology and connectivity to be integrated into all facets of daily life – in everything from bathroom mirrors, to sidewalks and medicine jars, consumers are becoming more comfortable with ideas that once seemed beyond imagination – like robots in the home and mind sharing.

in 2015, consumers will watch streamed video more often than broadcast TV

The end of 2014 is approaching, and Ericsson ConsumerLab can now, in the fourth edition of its annual trend report, present the hottest consumer trends for 2015 and beyond.

Elie Hanna, President and Country Manager for Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Island, says: “The cumulative effect of smartphones becoming part of mainstream society is astonishing. As consumers, we try out new apps and keep the ones we think improve, enrich or even prolong our lives at such a rapid pace that we don’t even notice that our attitudes and behaviors are changing faster than ever. Services and products that quite recently seemed beyond imagination are now easily accepted and believed to rapidly reach the mass market. With only five years until 2020, the future really does seem closer than ever before.”

The insights in the report “10 hot consumer trends for 2015 and beyond” come from Ericsson ConsumerLab’s global research program, with a special focus this year on smartphone owners aged 15 to 69 in Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, New York, Moscow, San Francisco, Sâo Paulo, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo – statistically representing the views of 85 million frequent internet users.

These are the 10 hot consumer trends for 2015 and beyond:

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  1. The streamed future. Media use patterns are globalizing. Viewers are shifting towards easy-to-use on-demand services that allow cross-platform access to video content. 2015 will be historic as more people will watch streamed video on a weekly basis than broadcast TV. In Philippines, 22 percent of regular Internet users stated that most of their TV/ video viewing is on-demand or online while 21 percent stated that most of their TV/ video viewing is through TV channels.
  2. Helpful homes. Consumers show high interest in having home sensors that alert them to water and electricity issues, or when family members come and go. In the Philippines, nearly 40% of regular Internet users said they were interested in the concept of a Connected Home.
  3. Mind sharing. New ways to communicate will continue to appear, offering us even more ways to keep in touch with our friends and family. Many smartphone owners would like to use a wearable device to communicate with others directly through thought – and believe this will be mainstream by 2020. One-third of all Philippine respondents said that they would be interested to use wearable devices.
  4. Smart citizens. The idea of smart cities is intriguing – but a lot of that intelligence may actually come about as a side effect of the changing everyday behaviors of citizens. As the internet makes us more informed, we are in turn making better decisions. Consumers believe traffic volume maps, energy use comparison apps and real-time water quality checkers will be mainstream by 2020.
  5. The sharing economy. As the internet enables us to efficiently share information with unprecedented ease, the idea of a sharing economy is potentially huge. Half of all smartphone owners are open to the idea of renting out their spare rooms, personal household appliances and leisure equipment as it is convenient and can save money.
  6. The digital purse. 48 percent of smartphone owners would rather use their phone to pay for goods and services. 80 percent believe that the smartphone will replace their entire purse by 2020.
  7. My information. Although sharing information when there is a benefit is fine, smartphone owners see no point in making all of their actions open to anyone. 47 percent of smartphone owners would like to be able to pay electronically without an automatic transfer of personal information. 56 percent of smartphone owners would like all internet communication to be encrypted. In the Philippines, while only 10% of the respondents surveyed said that they currently use mobile payment systems, nearly 70% of the respondents said that they will be encouraged to buy online if there are flexible, secure payment options.
  8. Longer life. Smartphone owners see cloud-based services of various kinds giving them the potential to live healthier and longer lives. Jogging apps, pulse meters and plates that measure our food are believed to help prolong our lives by up to two years per application.
  9. Domestic robots. Consumers are welcoming the idea of having domestic robots that could help with everyday chores. 64 percent also believe this will be common in households by 2020.
  10. Children connect everything. Children will continue to drive the demand for a more tangible internet, where the physical world is as connected as the screens of their devices. 46 percent of smartphone owners say that children will expect all objects to be connected when they are older.

Must-watch: Jane the Virgin (pr)

When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her of two things: telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment, and women must protect their virginity at all costs. Now age 23, Jane is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel.

All the years of watching telenovelas with the two women who raised her – her sexy, young-at-heart mother, Xiomara (known as “Xo”), and her still-devout grandmother, Alba – have given Jane a slightly unrealistic view of romance. Although she is determined not to make the same mistake Xo made – becoming an unwed mother at 16 – Jane could not be closer to the two wonderful women who have shaped her life. They are very different people – Xo lives her life as a perpetual teenager, performing at local clubs and always looking for a new man, while Alba makes religion and prayer the focus of her life – but both women consider Jane the center of their universe and love the grounded, compassionate and ambitious young woman she has become.

Despite the conflicting influences of her mother and grandmother, Jane has managed to find a wonderful fiancé: a handsome, hard-working detective named Michael, who loves her enough to accept her detailed timeline for their future together and even her insistence on “saving herself” until they’re married. All of Jane’s meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room. Unbeknownst to her, the specimen belongs to Rafael, a reformed playboy and cancer survivor, who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works but also a former summer crush of hers.

A few weeks later, the unsuspecting Jane is faced with the most important decisions of her life. Will she continue with the pregnancy? How can she explain the situation to her fiancé and family? And what should she do about the wishes of the biological father, Rafael, and his scheming wife Petra? At the same time, Jane’s mother Xo is facing a life-changing decision of her own: after years of letting Jane and Alba believe she didn’t know the identity of Jane’s father, the time has come to admit the truth – Jane’s father is Xo’s former boyfriend Rogelio. Making the situation even more surreal, Rogelio is now a huge telenovela star, and he definitely wants to meet his unsuspecting daughter.

Though she has always tried to be the responsible good girl who does the right thing, Jane’s normally quiet life has suddenly become as dramatic, complicated and unpredictable as the telenovelas she has always loved.

The series stars Gina Rodriguez (“Filly Brown,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) as Jane, Justin Baldoni (“Single Ladies,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) as Rafael, Brett Dier (“Ravenswood”) as Michael, Andrea Navedo (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Golden Boy”) as Xiomara, Yael Grobglas (“Reign”) as Petra, Ivonne Coll (“Switched at Birth,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) as Alba and Jaime Camil (“Devious Maids,” “Que Pobres Tan Ricos”) as Rogelio.


In the new comedy series “Jane The Virgin,” Gina Rodriguez stars as Jane Villanueva, whose meticulous life plans are suddenly turned upside down when she is accidentally artificially inseminated.

Named the “Next Big Thing” and one of the “Top 35 Latinos Under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez’s profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in “Filly Brown” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and brought Rodriguez an Imagen award winner for Best Actress in a Feature Film.

Growing up in Chicago, Rodriguez started performing at age 7 with the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil. She went on to work with other companies including Los Soneros Del Swing, performing at several Salsa Congresses in Chicago, California, New York and Puerto Rico. At 16, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration taught by Richard Niles, where she wrote, directed and performed original works.

She fell in love with New York and was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Rodriguez had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing, working with David Mamet, William H. Macy and Rosemary Quinn. Directly after graduation, she booked her first lead role in the feature film “Tiny Dancer.” Next, she originated the role of Frida Kahlo in the world premiere of “Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo,” at the American Stage Theatre. She continued to work in NY with multiple theatres and her work in film and TV steadily grew, including series “Jonny Zero,” “Army Wives,” and “Law & Order,” in addition to several shorts and indie films. One short film, “Osvaldos,” earned Rodriguez a “Best Actor” award at the First Run Film Festival in NY.

After the years of success in NY, Rodriguez booked a lead role in a feature film “Go For It” in which she received a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination. After this, Rodriguez booked her first co-star role on CBS’ “Eleventh Hour.” She went on to book series regular roles on web series “Eden’s Court” and “No Names;” her first studio film “Our Family Wedding” with America Ferrera; and a lead in the film “Superchicas.” Since then she has also guest starred on the “The Mentalist,” “Happy Endings” and “Ten Things I Hate About You.”

Next came one of Rodriguez’s most exciting roles to date, “Filly Brown.” Originally, this role had been written as a spoken word artist, an area in which Rodriguez had experience, but upon meeting Rodriguez, the producers changed the part to a rapper. After an outstanding audition, in which Gina provided an impromptu rap performance, she secured the role. She collaborated with music producers, E Dub and Khoolaid from Silent Giant, to come up with original songs for the film. Rodriguez went on to star in the dark indie comedy “Sleeping with Fishes,” written and directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher. The film focuses on Alexis Rodriguez Fish, who returns home to her family after the death of her cheating husband.

Rodriguez starred in the Cima Productions film “Marching Banda,” playing a single mother of a boy whose estranged father comes back into their lives and begins teaching him traditional regional Mexican music and incorporating it into the school’s marching band repertoire. She also starred in a supporting role in “Snap,” a reunion with her “Filly Brown” director Youssef Delara, which had its world premiere at SXSW this past year. She also completed production on another indie film, “California Winter,” with Rutina Wesley.

Rodriguez is a supporter of Inspira, an organization that works to spotlight Latino leaders who shape their communities. She also works with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the Boyle Heights Learning Collaborative.

She lives in Los Angeles, California.

JANE THE VIRGIN is nominated in Golden Globe awards as the following:



The series is currently on hiatus now and new episodes will return in January 25, Sunday, 8.50pm, Same Week As The U.S.

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cable Link Channel 39.

About Sony Channel

Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming.  Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish and aspirational.

Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, beTV, Sony Entertainment Television, Animax, ONE and GEM.

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Flipgeeks’ Geek Christmas Party! (pr)


FlipGeeks, the number one portal for everything geek culture, The Appraisery and Rumpus Room is holding a “Geek Xmas Party” at Cubao Expo on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 3pm to 12am. There will be various activities including raffles, board games and video games for the geek community, bloggers, and media people to enjoy. Registration to join the activities will start at 3pm and those registered will be entitled to one ticket for the raffle.

Together with FlipGeeks, Owners Victor Prieto (The Appraisery), and Kiko Aquino(Rumpus Room) joined forces to bring us the “Geek Xmas Party” to help develop the local geek community by instilling a deeper sense of community between geeks – helping bridge the gap and enhancing the geek experience. This is made possible by the various members of the geek community, bloggers and media people bringing together various audiences of geek culture from comic book fans, moviegoers, video game fans, etc.

Our partners in The Appraisery and Rumpus Room are also hosting activities for everyone. Get ready to be introduced to board games through the The Appraisery and enjoy it with your friends. If the virtual world is more to your liking, let Rumpus Room show you how it’s done.

Registration starts at 2pm, so be sure to be there early!

Where: Cubao Expo
When: Sunday, December 21, 2014
What time: 3pm to 12am

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Learning attractions at the Riverbanks Center!


I haven’t been to marikina for the longest time, until now.

The last time that I’ve been to marikina is when I went to the Marikina Sports Center for the school org’s annual school olympics. I had fun alright, but before that I’ve been hearing good (and sometimes bad) about Marikina and its places.

While Marikina is known for its shoes, flood-prone areas and being hazardous to earthquakes, they are also known for its fantastic museums that are a must-see when you’re in the area.

I was invited to the Riverbanks Center to take a tour on their museums located at the E-com center. I’m actually surprised that they had so much to offer, and theirs is very unique from the other museums that I’ve been to. Definitely a must-see for everyone!

The Riverbanks – E-Com center

While the Riverbanks Center is known for being a shopping center, the Riverbanks Center-E-Com center houses the museums and some of the cafes adjacent to the Marikina river itself. the second floor of the E-com center has a great view of the Marikina River, and Im amazed that it’s all clean and less polluted, very different from Manila’s Pasig River. It was the former Mayor Bayani Fernando (I think? pls correct me if i’m wrong) who started the rehabilitation of the city that made it look pristine until today.

Here’s what we did to the Marikina Center tour:

Joey Velasco Gallery

The Joey Velasco Gallery houses the Late artist Joey Velasco’s prized paintings and sculptures, based on the life and times of Jesus Christ in a modern setting. His most famous work, the “Hapag ng Pagasa” (Table of Hope) indeed powerful yet moving, indeed a masterpiece worth seeing.

Joey Velasco is an entrepreneur, until he learned that he has a life-threatening kidney disease. it is said that he uses his paintings as his way to relieve depression bought by his sickness. since then, he has created over a hundred paintings in five years.

We were also given a chance to watch Joey Velasco’s video about the story of the “Hapag ng Pagasa”. No words can express how this story moves me. it inspires me to be better, and to share the things that I can do for other people, just like what Joey Velasco did.

He uses oil painting as his medium for all of his paintings, also displayed in the gallery.

Joey Velasco is also a sculptor as well. his sculptures also depicts of the life and times of Jesus Christ, being with us at this modern times.

Sadly, Joey Velasco succumbed to the kidney disease at the age of 43. but despite that, his legacy lives on, and thus the Joey Velasco Foundation is born, where its priority is to give support to the Hapag kids and their families in Amparo, Caloocan City. The JVF also creates livelihood projects for them, gives training to enhance their skills and other activities for the value formation of the community.

For those who love religious art, this place is for you.

The Spirit of Bethlehem Museum

The Spirit of Bethlehem museum private collection from Gigi Abaya-Carlos houses over 500 belens, nativity sets, posters, paintings and sculptures from all over the world.

Her decades of devotion to the infant Jesus started her collection. Among those displayed is her first belen set that is bought at the Catholic Trade School in Tayuman, Sta. Cruz, Manila in 1952.

The smallest nativity set displayed at the museum, only the size of a walnut.

The depiction of Baby Jesus, along with Mama Mary and Joseph are to be seen here on different versions. Elaborate paintings, intricate sculptures, and replicas in various forms are being shown in the museum, along with the serenades of the christmas carols as a background music while checking on each of them.

Some of the Nativity sets from around the world.

From the indigenous versions of the nativity from different provinces in the Philippines to the elaborate nativity sets from different countries around the world. Each of them is unique, and is made of different materials.

eyecatching nativity set that is made of glass

Definitely a must-see collection for those who wants to celebrate holiday season.

Museum of Miniatures

Looks real eh?

The museum itself amazes me with the real-life replicas of the things being seen in all rooms of a European mansion. the design in all areas of a European house looks intricate and very detailed, for the replicas being used looks very real.

The collection from the late artist Aleli Vengua handcrafted most of the items that is included in the museum. scrap items like plastic, glass, wood, aluminum and fabric are mostly used to create such masterpieces that is now being seen in the museum.

looking at the miniature replicas makes me feel like a child again. it makes me remember the days where I played with my paper dolls and imagine having them with this room setting.

I was informed that the miniature room design changes every now and then, depending on the season and occasion. this attraction is a must-see for everyone, perfect for the young and the young at heart.

Philippine Science Centrum

I haven’t been to the science museum for the longest time, until now. Glad that I got a chance again after we all went to the Philippine Science Centrum (PSC), out last stop to the Riverbanks Center tour.

the open-air museum is recognized by the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Tourism, because of its hands-on demonstrations and interactive exhibits being displayed inside.

The PSC houses over hundred hands-on exhibits in eleven (11) exciting galleries: Lights, Bodyworks, Mathematics, Electricity & Magnetism, Water, Vision and Perception, Infectious Diseases, Earth Science, Space, Kids’ World and Mechanics.

Looking at the places and other attractions made me feel like a child again who’s hungry for adventure and thirsty for knowledge. all of us wants to come back to play, explore and to learn. not bad for grownups eh?

Because of its interactive and specious venue, it’s a must-see destination for field trips and other educational activities. It’s also a great place for school/corporate events, birthday parties, trainings/seminars and science-related events.

We all had fun exploring what the Riverbanks Center has to offer! Definitely a a place to learn and play for the young and old! 🙂

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Parties Beyond Ordinary only at Victoria Court (Press Release)

Victoria Court offers world-class suites, each one distinct from the other. The most sought after suites are the Asgard inspired from the movie Thor, the romantic Marrakesh Suite, Batcave from The Dark Night and other fun exciting themes for you to choose from. Our guests have a wide choice of rooms depending on size, design and preferred themes: Standard, Deluxe and Suites with variants of mini-suites, regular suites and super thematic suites, all different themes. At Victoria Court, no two rooms are the same.

Now known for its Thematic Parties and Events, Victoria Court offers a wide array of Suites and Amenities that promises a party beyond ordinary. Bachelorette and Stag parties are one of our biggest clientele but we have our share of Celebrity Shoots, MTVS and Press Conferences too.

We’ve recently had several Press Conferences such as Asia’s Next Top Model and Juana Change the Movie. We also housed the Flip Top International Artists for their Araneta Dreams Battle Royale and Japan’s RWB Legend Nakai-San. Hitting number 1 on the MYX charts is Kyla who shot her MTV in our James Bond inspired room – Casino Royale.

We also have an award-winning F&B team working round the clock to create extraordinary dishes available 24 hours a day. Our team has recently won top cooking competitions such as the Chefs on Parade, the Philippine Culinary Cup Challenge and the MAFBEX Cooking Competition. Try our extensive menu. Taste our distinction.

So many events, so many suites, all with different themes… Choose the theme that suits your needs. Parties Beyond Ordinary… Only at Victoria Court. For inquiries and reservations, please call us at 0917-9810084.


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My Big Bossing – A must-see film for Christmas

I recently attended the “My Big Bossing” blogcon last December 3, 2014, and we had an exclusive interview with the casts and crew of the movie. Vic Sotto, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Nino Mulach, his cutey patootie son Alonzo Mulach and director Marlon Rivera welcomed us and we’re glad that Vic Sotto acknowledged us bloggers on this exclusive event.

Their upcoming movie, “My Big Bossing” is their entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival is a trilogy of stories that is hearwarming and fun to watch. Actor and producer Vic Sotto assures us that the movie will leave us with all smiles and lessons that is perfect for the children of all ages.

My Big Bossing Poster

The movie comprises of three story episodes: “Sirena”, “Taktak” and “Prinsesa”.

Episode 1 entitled “Sirena” is directed by Tony Y. Reyes, and features the talents of Wally Bayola, Manilyn Reynes, and Pauleen Luna.

Episode 2 billed “Taktak,” directed by Marlon N. Rivera, is led Marian Rivera and Jose Manalo in the cast.

Episode 3 called “Prinsesa” is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, and puts Ryzza Mae Dizon in the spotlight alongside rising child star Alonzo Muhlach, the son of former child star Niño Muhlach, who will play the role of Alonzo’s dad in the movie as well.

Alonzo Mulach doing his cutesy bibo moves during the blogcon of My Big Bossing.

Shot and filmed in Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal, the location is perfect for its picturesque landscapes that is seen throughout the film. there are also scenes that is filmed in Anilao, Batangas for the underwater moments, wherein Ryzza Mae took swimming and diving lessons in order to be fit in her role as mermaid during the episode 1 of the trilogy film.

It is said to be the biggest budget entry to the metro Manila Film Festival for its collaboration with the country’s film production companies, namely: Octoarts Films, M-Zet TV Production and AFT Entertainment.

the much-awaited “My Big Bossing” promises us that it’ll be a great movie to watch for the young and old for the Christmas Day.

My Big Bossing will be shown in different theaters nationwide starting on December 25, Christmas Day.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, here at the Tutuban Center mall!

Divisoria, the shopping mecca of the Philippines is now feeling the festive holiday season with the increase of shoppers who are looking for cheaper deals. To formally start this year’s christmas season, Tutuban Center helds a special christmas lighting ceremony that took place last November 30, 2014.

“The ‘ber’ months definitely bring bigger crowds to Tutuban Center, and it only gets bigger as December 25 comes near,” said Sylvia Tecson, VP for Leasing and Marketing of Tutuban Properties, Inc. “We are all definitely feeling the holiday season, and what better way to make this season truly come alive than by lighting up a big Christmas tree right here in Tutuban Center.”

Before the start of the christmas tree lighting ceremony, the event was started with the christmas choral competition, where the finalists serenaded the audience with their rendition of the much-loved christmas carols.

PLM chorale (handled by the choirmaster Alfie Jacinto) was awarded as champions in the said event. They bested other choral groups with their lively rendition of their chosen christmas songs.

Winners of the parol-making contest and the Bonifacio day sale raffle draw was also announced after the said choral competition.

The Tutuban Cencer management, together with Benjamin Alvis and Santa Claus, commencing the christmas tree lighting countdown

Blue and white christmas tree! Yay! Love love love the fireworks display! <3

Selfie with Santa!

As the christmas tree lighting ceremony comes to a close, shoppers can now enjoy the wide array of goods offered at their night market. A lot can be seen and bought here at such a low price, perfect for those who wants to hunt for affordable gift suggestions for the upcoming holiday season.

So come join the fun at the Tutuban Center mall and shop now! 🙂

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 (movie review)

I was actually looking forward to see the film for the longest time, after watching the first two movies, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Glad that they are faithful to the book itself, except for some changes that needs to be out of the movie due to time constraint.


I’ve already the book and I expected the last part of the book to be spectacular, I find it slow-paced. The movie Mockingjay only occupies 1/3 of the book itself, and in a way I had this slow moments on the movie that to be honest, I find it boring.

mockingjay poster

But what about the good things about the movie? Well there are action scenes between Katniss and the soldiers from Panem, the invasion and the devastating scenes from the fallen district 13, under the helm of president Alma Coin. It can also be seen the vast contrast between President Coin’s authoritarian rule and the totalitarian rule of President Show. The corruption, just like the thing that is happening in our country, can also be seen here. It’s heartbreaking that the abundance that is seen in the whole of the capital while the poverty in other districts is heartbreaking.


I’m still LSS-ing over Jennifer Lawrence’s song that is also being seen on the movie, the hanging tree.


But at the end of the day, to cut the scene on the 1/3rd part of the book makes me want for the second part of the movie, which will be seen in year’s time. Hay Mockingjay part 2, bat ang tagal mo? :((


I’m now looking forward to see the Mockingjay part 2 soon!

With bloggers. Pic’s from Denise Sarmiento

***Many thanks to for the invite, and Golden Ticket for this wonderful opportunity to watch the block screening of the movie! 😀