Securing ourselves while Travelling

Travel, tour, journey, cruise, long trips are only few of the most enjoyable, likeable, worth-doing, extravagant terms that we are fond of doing or including in our bucket list. Relate much?  :)) You see, there's a different kind of "high" or amazing feeling that we feel every time we travel, right?! I know majority of the millennials are really into travelling... touring and jetsetting in and out of the country. No matter how expensive the whole tour package it is, they can still manage to achieve it and enjoy every tiny detail of their trip. That's why they are practicing the art if YOLO (You Only Live Once) as they say. 

Of course, they have a point, even I, myself, I am a "pro-travelling" type of person, most especially when we do it together with our loved ones or relatives and friends. But wait, don't you think there is something that's been often overlooked or neglected every time we travel? Do you feel secured or protected? I mean like having a travel health insurance for yourself. 

This reminded me when we traveled to Hongkong way back 2013 with my mom, my grandma and aunt. It was a very overwhelming experience for me. My first travel outside of our dear country, Philippines. We were so excited and very eager to finally visit my cousin Weng in Hongkong, who was such a very good host, travel buddy, and tour guide and of course not to mention that she is such a sweet and pretty lady. 

One time, while we were strolling in the busy and fashionable streets of Hongkong, my grandma had a minor accident. She tripped while walking and lay flat onto another man (fortunately). You see, if it weren't for that man, I guess he's a local resident there, thank God for him, our grandma wouldn't be seeing the rest of our trip to Hongkong and us, included. If it weren't for that stranger, our grandma could've fell flat on her face may be acquiring broken bones or ribs or any dislocations. To make the story short, she only attained bruises on her knee which made her difficult to walk (poor loli ;(  ) thereby cutting our shopping and fashion-hopping short. That was really bad and very unintentional. Well, accidents really happen right? And we were not prepared for that. 

You see, my point is, what if the accident wasn't minor at all? Are we prepared? No, definitely. So it has come to my thinking that, we have to secure ourselves everytime we travel. And I know there's an insurance company in the Philippines that has the most comprehensive international travel health insurance that they can offer. It's the Malayan Insurance

So if I were you, I'd start checking out their website. They are not only concern about health, it can be a lost passport, lost luggage, accidents abroad, third party property damage—these are just some of the unforeseen but possible inconveniences and emergencies that can occur when travelling. Protect yourself and have worry-free travels with Malayan InsuranceTravel Master.

Travelling is indeed an extravagant activity or may be a sort of a pleasureable habit for some of us, but we must also take into consideration the fact that, we should also put our feet forward and think about our safety, our protection, it is our right to secure ourselves first when we travel or else (knock on the wood three times) something untoward might happen to anyone which is totally out of our control and we wouldn't want to come unprepared for that right? Think about it!!! 

Happy New Year everyone! Have an amazing life and be safe always!!! 

Thank yah amazing peeps 'til our next!  

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KathNiel renews contract with Shawarma Shack as celebrity endorsers

Popular Filipino loveteam #KathNiel , Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla had renewed their contract with Shawarma Shack as celebrity endorsers. With them were Shawarma Shack owners Walther Buenavista and Patty Collantes. 

Shawarma Shack, has been a popular brand and a "by-word" in the Shawarma industry. It has been noted for it "abot-kaya" (very affordable) price, imagine for only Php85.00 , you get to buy one and then take one, free! They had caught the Pinoy's palate, having sweet but not that salty and having a tender and juicy beef slices. 

Shawarma Shack Wrap and Shawarma Rice 

KathNiel were having fun shaking hands with Shawarma Shack owners Walther Buenavista and Patty Collantes 

The phenomenal loveteam of the Philippines, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla otherw8se known as KathNiel, had renewed their contract with the fast-rising Shawarma brand, "Shawarma Shack," as their celebrity endorsers. The said renewal took place at Revolver Studio, where the newest KathNiel Shawarma Shack television commercial was filmed under the direction of Mark Meily. One of the owners, Walther said, "We continue to believe in the strong influence of Kathniel in promoting our product that is why we never had second thoughts in renewing their endorsement contract with us." 

While on the other hand, Ms. Patty said, "Since we acquired Daniel and Kathryn as our endorsers, our franchisees have doubled, even tripled and in 2019, we are bound to open more branches nationwide. Indeed, we have grown so fast with Kathniel as our partners," 

The two lovely Shawarma Shack endorsers, had also expressed their feelings,  "This is the most delicious shawarma in town and we are happy to endorse Shawarma Shack. Mura na, buy one take one pa, and most of all, proudly Pinoy product pa!" 

Due to increasing demand, the company started its franchising business in 2017 and they now have 300 business partners who benefit from the craze brought about by the Shawarma Shack. They are committed to providing quality products and services to all cystomers and make its buy one take one concept last forever. Thus, they say, "Dito sa Shawarma Shack, may forever!" 

Their products include: Shawarma Wrap, Shawarma Rice, Kebab, Chicken Tikka, Keema, Boneless Chicken Beryani, Lamb Chops and Shawarma Over Fries and they promise to innovate and invent more Shawarma Shack goodness that will cater to Pinoy taste next year and in the future. 

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Spend your New Year Celebration with a Colorful Blast at F1 Hotel Manila

F1 Hotel Manila greets you with warm and festive celebrations this holiday season! From buffets to beds until countdowns, the holiday season’s gift of giving and promotions are all well and good at the Home of Happy Experiences.

Indulge your holiday appetite as F All Day Dining kicks off the celebration with Festive Flavors. Prepared from a wide variety of this season’s well-appreciated cuisines, F1 Hotel presents a mouth-watering celebration of the holidays with your family and loved ones.  From Christmas Eve until Christmas Day and from New Year’s Eve until the first day of 2019, F All Day Dining presents the liveliest feast fit for one’s holiday spirit for only PHP 2,199 nett per head!

The year-end celebration just got a little vibrant as F1 Hotel Manila closes the year 2018 with its own vividly colored countdown. Join the Color Blast New Year’s Countdown in partnership with Color Manila for only Php 1,988nett per head, happening at F1 Hotel Manila’s Canary Lounge.  Welcome 2019 with flying colors this December 31, 2018 from 10PM to 1AM and enjoy a flashy celebration! On a night filled with unlimited spirits from our sponsors Stella Artois and Jack Daniels, The New Year’s Toast will be hosted by May Sparkling Wine. Experience an awesome way to close this year’s door as our DJ will provide groundbreaking music to end the year.

After a week of non-stop merriment, celebrating two of the world’s most frenetic holidays can be somewhat tiring. Extend the holidays at the heart of Bonifacio Global City! From January 1 – 15, 2019 we offer the Joyful January Room Package, an extension to your vacation in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast for two (2) for only PHP 5,600nett per night.

Start the year with a warm and cozy feeling as you welcome a new beginning at the Home of Happy Experiences. For inquiries and reservations, please call 908-7888 or visit
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Enjoy awesome Holiday Treats at F1 Hotel Manila

Festive Flavors 

It’s the time of the year again! Fulfill your Christmas traditions and let yourself be spoiled with awesome treats by spending the holidays at the home of happy experiences.

Make F1 Hotel Manila your home for the holidays and have a grand escapade this Christmas season with the “Holiday Getaway” Room Package.   Have a staycation in a Deluxe Room for only Php 6,000 nett per night inclusive of breakfast for two persons valid from December 5-30, 2018. Rejoice and give love by celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Rev7el in the real reason for the season by attending the Christmas Eve Holy Mass, 5PM on December 24 at Infinity Ballroom.

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than having a joyous buffet at F All Day Dining? Indulge in a hearty feast with your family and loved ones with the Festive Flavors promotion for only Php 2,199 nett per head. This sumptuous buffet offer is available only on December 24, 25, 31, 2018 and January 1, 2018. To complete the holiday traditions have a taste of our sweet treat, a Christmas Log Cake available daily for Php 850 only.

Christmas Log Cake

Hot cocoa is so last season! Try our Choco Snow for only Php 350 nett per glass. Make your holiday season more alive with Canary Lounge’s sweet blend of cocktails; perfect for celebrations and gatherings.

Choco Snow 

Have a Merry Christmas when you spend it at F1 Hotel Manila. For inquiries and reservations, please call 908-7888 or visit

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The Christmas Conundrum by Goldilocks

As Christmas inches closer and closer, The Filipino spirit of celebration is in full swing! With Christmas parties being celebrated throughout the country, a common conundrum for us Filipinos often falls on what to bring during these festivities. Well, look no further as Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, has just the solution for you!
Make Christmas feasts a worry-free winter wonderland with Goldilocks’ holiday themed food items!
Spoil your taste buds with Goldilocks’ White Frost Choco Cake! A triple layered masterpiece filled with delicious Choco-fudge and rum cream cheese, which is then topped off with whipped cream and is decorated withintricately made Christmas chocolate toppers.

White Frost Choco Cake

While those looking to bring a small snack can opt for the equally magnificent Merry Macaroons, small bite sized cookies which were carefully crafted from desiccated coconut, sugar and egg whites which are then coated in sweet white chocolate and sprinkles with assorted vermicelli, giving you Goldi goodness in beautifully themed Christmas colors!  
In addition to these seasonal highlights, Goldilocks’ continues its age old tradition of offering their original holiday treats such as their Special edition Christmas Choco Lollipops and the their iconic Greeting Cakes to make every occasion a special celebration!

Christmas Choco Lollipops 


Lumpiang Shanghai 

With treats for everyone in the nation, Goldilocks is prepared to help you through any celebration! Grab these and other Goldilocks items at any Goldilocks store nationwide, for more information; you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at

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Time for some holiday bonding with the cheesiest, meatiest, sweet-sarap family favorite: The Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan!

The holiday season is fully upon us—and there’s no better way to celebrate Christmas than with family. Bonding time can be made extra special with the cheesiest, meatiest, sweet-sarap family favorite Jolly Spaghetti, but there’s a bigger and better way to enjoy and share the experience with those who matter most—through the Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan!

With its unique sweet and savory flavor profiles, the Jolly Spaghetti has captured the hearts of countless Filipinos generation after generation. This best-selling classic is made with freshly prepared spaghetti noodles, covered with a generous serving of the inimitably sweet-sarap spaghetti sauce with real ground beef and juicy hotdog slices. Finally, there’s the sprinkling of creamy grated cheese to seal the deal and complete the delightful experience delivered with every forkful!

“Jolly Spaghetti has always been a favorite among Filipino kids and the young-at-heart,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee’s AVP for Flagship Category. “And with the Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan, there’s simply more to love and more to share. Imagine the sweet-sarap smiles that will greet you when you come home bearing the Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan, and the delightful meal you’ll share with every member of the family to make the holiday season feel even more special!”

Celebrate your holiday bonding time the sweet-sarap, Jollibee way! You and your family can enjoy the Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan dine-in or bring home the joy via take-out, delivery, or drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide for only Php 199.00*!

For more information on Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

*Prices may vary across different locations.
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Andrea Brillantes, Kristle Fulgar and Empress Schuck 

Three total strangers are forced to face a past… a past that will change their future forever.

Bona Fajardo, the writer and director of romantic drama movies such as “Iliw” and "I Found My Heart in Santa Fe,” is back with another heart-warming movie in

KAHIT AYAW MO NA tells story of three girls, Joey, Mikee and Ally, who were all drawn to the beautiful province of Samar.

Joey (Empress Schuck), a designer looking for a local start up business goes to Samar with her boyfriend Reggie (Daniel Matsunaga) where they meet Edlyn (Desiree del Valle) and Dong (Alan Paule), a couple who runs a banig-weaving business. Living with them is their daughter and aspiring composer Ally (Andrea Brillantes).

Meanwhile, food and travel vlogger Mikee (Kristel Fulgar) and her friend Jiro (Kuya Sawa) visit the province to feature Samar’s Secret Kitchens -- a well-guarded family recipe of Dong’s mother.

While they enjoy the beautiful places and people of Samar, Joey and Mikee struggle with their respective personal issue, as both of them hold a grudge to the father’s they never knew. Ally on the other hand, is dealing with an unrequited love problem.

Joey and Mikee were invited to Edlyn and Dong’s wedding. But an unexpected revelation will ruin everyone’s celebration.

Watch as Empress Schuck, Kristel Fulgar and Andrea Brillantes have the most fun, memorable, and life-changing summer in Samar in KAHIT AYAW MO NA. The movie will open in cinemas near you on December 5. Get hooked with the movie’s official soundtrack titled, “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” performed by This Band.

Kristle Fulgar as Mikee 

KAHIT AYAW MO NA is produced by VIVA Films and BluArt Productions, Spark Samar and Saga Prefecture Film Commission.


Joey (Empress Schuck), a designer, with her boyfriend Reggie (Daniel Matsunaga) is looking for a local start up business which takes them to Samar, hometown of Edlyn (Desiree Del Valle), who runs a banig weaving business with her partner Dong (Alan Paule).  Further, Dong announces their wedding and asks for Joey’s help.  But Joey is not a big fan of weddings. Her contempt for serious relationships stems from her mother’s own ordeal.  She grew up resenting her father.

Empress Schuck (Joey) with Daniel Matsunaga (Reggie) 

Mikee (Kristel Fulgar), a food and travel vlogger, together with her friend Jiro (Kuya Sawa), meets Tupe (Neil Coleta).  Tupe helps her feature Samar’s Secret Kitchens – a well-guarded family recipes of Dong’s Nanay Caridad.   Mikee is a wandering soul and will never stay in one place.  Like Joey, she grew up not knowing her father. She maybe searching for something and she doesn’t know what it is, but it’s definitely not the father who left the house.

Ally (Andrea Brillantes), an aspiring composer is very fond of her father Dong.  She immerses herself in music. Her inspiration is her long-suffering affection for Tupe.  What begins as an unrequited love turns worse when Mikee enters the picture. She nonetheless finds a willing friend in Jiro, whom Mikee neglected on her real purpose in Samar when she met the local tour guide, Paco (Karl Gabriel).

Andrea Brillantes as Ally 

Wedding day arrives.  Dong is the man of the hour.  During the reception, everyone gets taken aback with his revelation that he’s the unknown father to Joey and Mikee, and that he is finally doing penance for his sins in the past, for abandoning Joey and Mikee during his heydays.

What seemed to be an ordinary trip for Joey and Mikee turned out to be something more than they presume.  When the missing pieces are finally set in its proper places, can the spark of blood kick in and erase what transpired before?

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Artistry in every bite: Indulge in the finest with the Red Ribbon Cake Creations

Creating beautiful and delectable cakes is an undeniable from of art. Those with a passion for cake artistry understand that it means constantly discovering new ingredients, exploring exciting flavor combinations, practicing different decorating techniques, and always seeking inspiration for unique designs.
Last year, Red Ribbon shared their expertise on cake artistry with the Red Ribbon Cake Creations, a line of elegantly designed, premium cakes fit for the most special occasions.

Now, the well-loved bakeshop shows their unwavering dedication for the craft as they introduce a sophisticated, new take on the classic Ube cake – the Ube Bloom. Red Ribbon perfects the familiar favorite into a splendid, new creation.  

“When we first launched the Cake Creations line, we wanted to highlight the artistry that goes into our cakes. We want to continue to showcase this which is why we’re always on the look-out for flavors and designs to play around with to ensure that we provide our customers with only the finest cakes for their most special moments,” shared Red Ribbon Marketing Head Kent Mariano.

The Ube Bloom is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. The sumptuous cake is covered with creamy, snow-white frosting and embellished with Ube crumble on the side. A blooming candy Cattleya accessory also sits on top of a flower-shaped Ube glaze at the center of the cake. Customers can indulge in the Ube goodness of this cake creation as they bite into the soft Ube chiffon with real Ube Halaya filling.   

Red Ribbon also brings back the classic Black Forest to the Cake Creation line. The well-loved cake is made with moist chocolate chiffon, loaded with cream and cherry bits in each layer. On top of the cake is a heap of chocolate shavings encircled by swirls of cream frosting and plump cherries.

For cake-lovers in search for a light and zesty delight, the Peach Mango Symphony can satisfy their cravings with its melt-in-your-mouth white chiffon and yummy mango filling. The fruity cake is coated with smooth, white frosting with a sprinkling of chocolate at the side. A lovely pili-shaped border of velvety icing surrounds juicy peach slices, drizzled with mango syrup in the middle. The cake is finished off with a single cherry at the center.

Enjoy an elevated cake experience with the Ube Bloom for P550, the Peach Mango Symphony for P600, and the Black Forest for P570.  The Cake Creations are available in all Red Ribbon branches nationwide.
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Ppop Generation:  Boom Ganda!, a showcase of youth, beauty and talent is all set to wow Metro Manila with a series of shows scheduled in 2019.

The Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda! is a group of 45 girls who will be performing in two musical shows on Tuesdays to Saturdays all throughout 2019 starting on January 8, 2019.  These shows will be held at the Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan.

Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda! Is a joint venture between Viva Live, Inc., led by Vic del Rosario, Jr., Chairman of the Viva Communications Inc., one of the country’s most important entertainment companies and RTM of Japan represented by performer, songwriter, rapper, events organizer and talent manager Masatoshi Mano a.k.a MC Man, and Ryota Naito, the Creative Producer.

The 45 girls who make up Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda are the best of the hundreds who auditioned in the massive search for members of the group and who later went into intensive training in song and dance under the legendary Ms. Geleen Eugenio and voice coaches Sushi Reyes and Zeb Zuniga.

For tickets, interested parties can contact TicketWorld at 891-9999 or or at Viva Live 687-7236.

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Mega Prime Joins the Biggest Christmas Sale of the Year, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Get as much as 21% in discounts when you buy Mega Prime products from Shopee

With the holidays upon us, so are the many parties, reunions, and get-togethers where everyone bonds over well-loved holiday dishes, posing a challenge to moms who want to prepare a memorable Christmas spread.

To help moms whip up something truly festive this Christmas to delight loved ones, Mega Prime has launched its Tropical Fruit Cocktail, an indispensable addition to every holiday spread. Other new Mega Prime products also include the three different Flavored Nata de Coco as well as the Mega Prime Choices sauces such as the oyster sauce, spicy oyster sauce, and sweet chili sauce made from high-quality Thai spices.

The other existing and well-loved Mega Prime products are the canned Whole Mushrooms, Cream Style Corn, Green Peas, and Garbanzos.

Christmas shopping just got easier as Mega Prime is partnering with the leading e-commerce platform Shopee for the biggest online Christmas sale of the year, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale - the Final Christmas Rush. Mega Prime will be rolling out amazing deals and discounts for Filipino shoppers this holiday season. From December 1 to 12, users can get up to 21% off on Mega Prime products!

Mega Prime has two Shopee voucher codes for shoppers for December 10: use to code “SPHXMEGAG” to get P100 off for a minimum purchase of P1,000 and even get free shipping with a minimum purchase of P99 worth of Mega Global products!

“With recent the launch of the Tropical Fruit Cocktail, we want to continue bringing families together through meal time celebrations this holiday season by partnering with Shopee. Not only would it make our goods more convenient for consumers to buy, but also gave us an opportunity to introduce Mega Prime’s whole product line just in time for the Christmas season,” says Marvin Tiu Lim, VP for Sales and Marketing of Mega Global Corporation.

The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale is the final wave of the Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale offering deals up to 99% off from leading local and international brands. Joining Mega Prime in the sale are other Mega Global brands such as Mega Sardines, Mega Tuna, and Mega Creations.

The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale will also feature daily free shipping promotions, flash sales as low as ₱12, and over 12 million Shopee coins to be given away from the iconic Shopee Shake game.

For more information on Mega Prime products on the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.
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