OLIVIA’S THE COFFEE ESTATE

Are you looking for a place for that much awaited family outing, couple getaway or team building? Well, Olivia's The Coffee Estate might be a good choice for you. The Coffee Estate is located in the Coffee Capital of the Philippines, Amadeo, Cavite. Five minutes away from Tagaytay. Here is what I like about The … Continue reading OLIVIA’S THE COFFEE ESTATE

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PULLMAN KL BANGSAR HOTEL IS NOT JUST A BUSINESS HOTEL

Last month, I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend a meeting with a prospective client. Aside from blogging, I do marketing and business development consultancy work for a number of multinational companies. After confirming the meeting dates with the client, I immediately contacted my fellow travel blogger Erica Poyauan to help me find a decent … Continue reading PULLMAN KL BANGSAR HOTEL IS NOT JUST A BUSINESS HOTEL

EAT OR EEK? | NOBU MANILA’S SEVEN-COURSE MEAL

Verdict: EAT! If you are into authentic Japanese cuisine, then you have to try Nobu Restaurant located at the Level 1 of Nobu South Tower, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City. They serve Nobu-unique modern Japanese dishes fused with Peruvian influences. On February 21, 2018, I had the most wonderful … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | NOBU MANILA’S SEVEN-COURSE MEAL

MORE ENERGY, MORE BREATHABILITY, LESS WEIGHT | Cole Haan Introduces the 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines – 14 February 2018 – Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle brand and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear and accessories, is pleased to announce the lightweight and extraordinary 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ Spring 2018 collection. With spring on the horizon, Cole Haan is introducing innovative Stitchlite technology across a range of products that … Continue reading MORE ENERGY, MORE BREATHABILITY, LESS WEIGHT | Cole Haan Introduces the 2.ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ in the Philippines

Bountiful Deals for a Prosperous Year! Lazada Philippines’ Chinese New Year Sale set from February 13 – 16

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Lazada.com.ph joins this year’s Chinese New Year festivities with a big sale happening from February 13 to 16, 2018, with discounts up to 85% off. Here are top deals to fetch this year of the earth dog: Style in Full Bloom New Year means new you!  Now is the best time to … Continue reading Bountiful Deals for a Prosperous Year! Lazada Philippines’ Chinese New Year Sale set from February 13 – 16

MARKETING | The Business of Love: Finding True Success Forever

A blissful relationship and a strong business are two of life’s greatest achivements and if you find yourself able to merge these two, you are definitely doing something right. Starting a business is not an easy decision to make but 26-year-old entrepreneur Gian Drilon took his two cents’ worth and explored ways on how he … Continue reading MARKETING | The Business of Love: Finding True Success Forever

GROOMING | DITCH CHEMICAL ROMANCE FOR NATURAL LOVE THIS V-DAY WITH NOVUHAIR

Its Valentine’s month once again! A month full of seeking to perfectly express your love in beautiful and fabulous ways. This is because they want to ensure they're the apple of the eye of their special someone come the romantic occasion of the year that they will celebrate together. So if you find yourself being … Continue reading GROOMING | DITCH CHEMICAL ROMANCE FOR NATURAL LOVE THIS V-DAY WITH NOVUHAIR

TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function

    The most sophisticated travellers set their eyes on the most luxurious destinations and covet only the most premium experiences and amenities: a relaxing cruise in St. Tropez, a ski trip in Zermatt, Switzerland or a weekend beach trip in the Bahamas. When it comes to their preferred travel luggage, the most privileged clienteles … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function

TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

For the past 65 years in the business, Bric’s has become a catalyst in enriching the travel experience with its long standing territorial roots and passion in producing fine craftsmanship and manufacturing – as well as attention to detail which has been the centerpiece of Bric’s. Bric’s success is founded in its quest to continuously … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS

This is part one of my travel vlog about my recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to have a quick meeting and, of course, to see, taste and feel what Kuala Lumpur has to offer. The last time I visited Kuala Lumpur was in 2016 to attend a major meeting of the company that I … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS

TRAVEL | Experience an exclusive paradise vacation like no other with GetGo’s promo

Have you ever imagined staying in an island exclusively for you and your loved ones? Do you want to experience the luxury of having your own paradise for free? Well, GetGo members are up for the grandest reward of their lives yet with GetGo’s Exclusive Island Escape promo. Three lucky GetGo members can have a … Continue reading TRAVEL | Experience an exclusive paradise vacation like no other with GetGo’s promo

MEDNIVA

MEDNIVA AVP Final Version from JOEL JAWS ANDRADA on Vimeo. A paramount goal of the healthcare industry is to improve quality of life.This often requires sharing scientific data with healthcare providers, so that they may effectively improve patient outcomes.Various forms of passive transmission, such as traditional symposia and lectures, are known to be ineffective, and … Continue reading MEDNIVA

TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA

Here is a short video featuring my visit to the Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area or LPPCHEA during the media familiarization tour initiated by the Department Of Tourism last January 30, 2018. https://youtu.be/GutPgUTNZYQ LPPCHEA is a 175-hectare secluded area off Manila Bay. It comprises two islands: Long Island and Freedom Island. LPPCHEA … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA

TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS

What comes to mind when you hear the word Malabon? Quite honestly, aside from the famous Pancit Malabon, to me and I think to most people I know, Malabon is that city sandwiched between Navotas and Caloocan. I forget that Malabon holds a rich history... that it is a city where there is so much … Continue reading TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER?

Are you looking for an alternative career? Or, do you simply want to learn a new craft in aesthetics? The Permanent Makeup Academy PH offers permanent makeup courses on lip tint, 3D / 6D eyebrow embroidery, keratin lash lift and semi-permanent BB glow.  For more information, visit their website here. Online training for keratin lash … Continue reading ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER?

PERSONAL | I LEARNED HOW TO START AN URBAN GARDEN AT THE E SUMMIT

The two advocacies that are close to my heart are promotion of local tourism and protection of the natural world. Click here for some of my travel blogs. Ecological Waste Management Summit Last Saturday, January 27, 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the Ecological Waste Management Summit (E Summit) at the ABS CBN Vertis … Continue reading PERSONAL | I LEARNED HOW TO START AN URBAN GARDEN AT THE E SUMMIT

ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

Here is a 60-second video featuring the behind the scenes of Karla Estrada's photoshoot for the Queen Mother Salon last November 6, 2017. https://youtu.be/c_suZTc6k8k I also came up with a longer version here. The Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada is Karla's newest business venture todate. The grand opening of the first branch was held … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

AMMUNITION IN BATTLING HAIR LOSS – CHOOSE NATURAL!

Day-to-day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Everyday is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look best. With … Continue reading AMMUNITION IN BATTLING HAIR LOSS – CHOOSE NATURAL!

FITNESS | SLEEP TO AVOID UNWANTED WEIGHT GAIN

To get myself started on this road to fitness, I began reading online about ways on how to maintain my weight aside from limiting my food intake. I foresee that I will not be able to help myself from eating like a horse in the coming days since the target for this year is to … Continue reading FITNESS | SLEEP TO AVOID UNWANTED WEIGHT GAIN

TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

Are you looking for a safe, fun and affordable scuba diving destination? Look no further. Here is a short video I did for Arkipelago Divers just because I enjoyed my stay with them so much.I must say that my whole experience with Arkipelago was memorable. Special thanks to Amy and Pedro Magsino of Arkipelago Divers. … Continue reading TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

EAT OR EEK?| WENDY’S SALAD BAR FOR ONLY P199 | ETC AP24

VERDICT: EAT For only P199, enjoy a single trip to Wendy's SM North EDSA Annex Salad Bar and get to choose (or not) from the following in filling your plate and appetite: 1. Russian Salad 2. Chicken Macaroni Salad 3. Pandan-flavored gelatin 4. Strawberry-flavored gelatin 5. Fruit cocktail 6. Cucumber 7. Lettuce 8. Tomatoes 9. … Continue reading EAT OR EEK?| WENDY’S SALAD BAR FOR ONLY P199 | ETC AP24

PERSONAL | MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Happy New Year my dear readers! I pray that we get the right answers to all our hearts' desires this 2018.   Every December, especially in recent years, I would come up with one... Yes... just one New Year's Resolution and made sure that I would stick by it and pull through in the next … Continue reading PERSONAL | MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

WINNER | UNI-PAK SPECIAL GIFT PACK

Congratulations to Roselyn P. Dela Fuente. Please do get in touch with me on Facebook and tell me your shipping address so I can send you this special gift pack from Uni-Pak. Remember, “hindi basta nakasanayan the best na yan kaya basta Mackerel dapat tatak Unipak!” Read post here for the announcement of this giveaway alert. I regularly … Continue reading WINNER | UNI-PAK SPECIAL GIFT PACK

TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

The year 2017 has been a year of self-discovery and transformation. It was when I have officially launched my online presence as a blogger through http://www.theskincareddict.com and vlogger via http://www.youtube.com/theskincareaddict. Being true to my core, I intially blogged and vlogged about skin care, hence, the pseudonym The Skin Care Addict or TSCA. Although I still … Continue reading TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

EAT OR EEK? | CHEESE BURGER FOR ONLY P 109 BY ZARK’S BURGERS

VERDICT: EAT The Zark's Classic Burger priced at P 109 a piece is probably the biggest P 109 Cheeseburger I have ever seen! The burger bun comes with a quarter pound of ground beef, melted cheese and fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Now, I understand the reason for all the pandemonium in malls during Zark's Burgers' … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | CHEESE BURGER FOR ONLY P 109 BY ZARK’S BURGERS

HIT OR MISS? | P 245 FACIAL CLEANING BY LET’S FACE IT

VERDICT: HIT Facial Cleaning by Let's Face It for only P245.00 is definitely a hit. Na-hit lahat ni ate yung mga whiteheads ko. Lol. Wala syang sinanto sa pag-prick! It is probably the most affordable decent facial treatment in the metro. No frills. Also, it includes two (2) free checkup. Let's Face It's Facial Cleaning … Continue reading HIT OR MISS? | P 245 FACIAL CLEANING BY LET’S FACE IT

EAT OR EEK? | PORK KATSU BY WATAMI | ETC EMV ATM

VERDICT: EAT For only P295.00, you will get a decent slice of pork meat, refillable Japanese rice and cabbage at Watami. ETCETERA Fresh from the province for the Christmas holidays, my brother Jem and I stormed our way to Makati on a rainy Wednesday afternoon to exchange my good old magnetic striped Banco De Oro … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | PORK KATSU BY WATAMI | ETC EMV ATM

EAT OR EEK? | MACKEREL SANDWICH & GIVEAWAY FROM UNI-PAK

VERDICT: EAT The Christmas Season has been so fun and filling. I gained 10 lbs in a span of just two weeks. Thanks to all the yummy dishes that were made accessible to me by my mom and my brother during my stay in the province. For the New Year, my goal is to be … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MACKEREL SANDWICH & GIVEAWAY FROM UNI-PAK