9.10.18

JBL Launches New Google Assistant Powered Speakers and It's Something Straight Out of a Black Mirror Episode

I first encountered JBL's new line of speakers 2 months ago when I was asked to style (and also be part) of their new campaign video (thanks Kelly for the reco and Chels for trusting me!) featuring celebrity/host, the beautiful Gretchen Ho. The shoot centered on all the things these new speakers can do and I was blown away. It literally felt like I was in the middle of a Black Mirror episode! Imagine having your own personal assistant telling you what your schedule is the whole day, decreasing your lamp's brightness, playing songs you like, dictating the recipe of your favorite dish, turning on an electric blender (what?!), calling or texting your loved ones and so much more--  all through far-field voice recognition or voice command! I've seen it all during our shoot and then during the official launch which happened at the extremely exclusive & elusive Presidential Suite of Manila Hotel. It's amazing!!! More photos and stories below...



8.10.18

Krabi, Thailand 2017 Day 5-8: Ao Nang Town, Railey Beach & Tiger Cave Temple

After a 3-week hiatus, I'm back with another travel post! As I said, I am going to finish my Krabi posts before working on my recent Singapore escapade. And as I'm nearing the end of this amazing trip's chapter, I couldn't help but feel a bit sentimental. You see, this trip almost didn't happen. A few weeks before our departure, Nico and Gio's dad passed away. It was unexpected and sudden, and it left all of us heartbroken. After it happened, Nico cried himself to sleep every night with me fearing he might actually die of a broken heart. We actually considered cancelling the whole trip. But one day, to my surprise, Nico told me that he talked to his younger brother Gio and they decided to push through with it. You see, this trip was more than just a trip, it was a journey to healing. This trip was for their dad, Tito Alan, who loved the sea and water (he even works as a professional diver) as much as his sons do. Throughout our trip I saw how they looked up the sky smiling yet with slight tears in their eyes, during every sunset and in every beautiful moment. It was sad and beautiful at the same time. This trip was a gift, a celebration of life and love.  And celebrate we did. :) Photos and stories below...



16.9.18

FORA Mall Celebrates Silent Heroes & Local Culture through #IKON Event

Two weeks ago, Nico and I drove north to visit Filinvest Mall's newest development, FORA MALL in Tagaytay! But we didn't go there to shop (just kidding, we still did), we were there to witness IKON (Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin), a week-long event created by FORA in partnership with When in Manila, DTI Cavite and NDN Entertainment Production, to honor and feature silent heroes, celebrate love for the country through arts, crafts & culture and to give local entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their amazing products. Read on to know more about this momentous event!


10.9.18

#GoWireless with BASEUS Chargers & Power Banks

Last August 29 at Le Petit Souffle Century Mall, BASEUS launched the newest addition to their already long list of amazingly innovative products-- the #GOWIRELESS line!!! Baseus, a 3C digital accessories brands under Shenzhen Times Innovation Technology Co., got their name from the term “Based on Users”, with all their products created with the needs of its users in mind. I'll admit, when I got the launch invite, I had no idea about the brand or the products they offer. I assumed that they will be launching ordinary power banks which I thought was nothing special. But boy, was I wrong!!! They were the coolest chargers I have ever seen. Read on to know more...


7.9.18

Krabi, Thailand 2017 Day 3-4: Tubkaek Beach & Ko Phi Phi Don Island Tour

Hello guys, it's finally the weekend! Any plans? Spent my Friday editing photos, binge watching Meteor garden (and watching movies online), eating, blogging, and just bonding with my cozy bed. Thank God for Grab Food coz I didn't starve to death bilang walang labasan ng bahay! Anyway, I am working this weekend so sinulit ko na din my free time. So, here's the 3rd installment of our Krabi, Thailand adventure! On our 3rd and 4th day, we discovered more beaches and one of Nico's dreams finally came true! He finally ticked one thing off his bucket list. Read on to know more and for stories/photos...


Me at Maya Bay (The Beach). So surreal!

30.8.18

Krabi, Thailand 2017 Day 2: Nong Thale Mountain View Resort + Ao Nang Beach

Working on my travel posts little by little! Sorry for the delays, work always gets in the way and don't get me wrong, I love that it does. I'm still very much thankful for the opportunities. Mahirap mag freelance ah! Haha. Anyway, here's Part 2 of my Krabi, Thailand posts! Super long overdue, I know. But still want to share our experience because it might help you plan for your next trip! If you want to see the famous Ko Phi Phi Island (popularized by the movie "The Beach"), stare at soaring limestone cliffs in Railey beach, or if you just want to experience local culture, try amazing food, hop on a motorbike and discover hidden beaches, then this post is for you. If you love the laidback beach life as much as Nico, you might never want to leave this paradise. Keep reading to find out why!


28.8.18

Two Main Things You Can Do in Palm Springs: Celebrity Hunting & Golfing!

I am not getting any younger, obviously, so I do have a list of places I want to see and experience ASAP. One of them is spending a week or two at the home of palm trees and Coachella--Palm Spring, California! With its old-school glitz and glamour still being a major draw for the rich and famous, Palm Springs has deservedly maintained its position as one of the best holiday destinations in California.  In this article, I am also going to show you a glimpse of what you can do in and around Palm Springs. Read on to know more...