Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bloggers' Day Out: Treasures of National Museum

It felt so wrong when I had the time to kill in a tea house, or surf on the internet, yet, I have not been to National Museum -  until a co-blogger, Louise Banta, invited us for a bloggers’ day out. In celebration of National Women’s Month, National Museum offers free entrance fee for the whole month of March. Without second thought, I grabbed the chance to meet people with the same passion as mine, and at the same time, explore the beauty of this museum.

National Museum, a cultural heritage of the Filipino people and the natural history of the Philippines – where, works of art, specimens, and cultural and historical artifacts representative are being showcased, is the one of top destinations for primary level educational trips. It is the great place to feed, not only your eyes, but also your mind with the rich culture and history of our country. 

national museum

Since other bloggers were not available last Sunday, it was only the three of us, Louise of louisechelleblog and Arrianne of Travelhabeat. It was our first meeting, and we had quite enough time to know each other.  I have to mention that they were so nice and humble!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Experience and Learn Pool Surfing with TropicalSwells

Summer is just around the corner! And what does that mean? Sun, Sand, and SURF! Why not?

TropicalSwells

All of us already know that surfing is an exhilarating extreme sport. Immersing yourself into a surfer’s culture brings benefits that make it one of the most unique and fulfilling experiences of your life.

Fitness. Build more than usual dream “beach bod.” Surfing is a physically demanding activity, but a fun one at that. You engage your entire body when you start to surf. The more you surf, the more motivated you become to be fit and healthy. When you’re healthy, you instantly give yourself a confidence boost.

Now, imagine yourself in an amazingly ripped physique while you’re ripping those waves.

Travel. If you need to get away, you’ll find a perfectly good form of release through this activity. You’ll find solitude. You’ll make new friends. And, I’ve got to admit, being on those waves gives one a sense of oneness and respect for nature. There’s really always something therapeutic in whisking yourself for a while.

Now, take a hold of life by getting on that board and enjoying every bit of surf time on the water.

TropicalSwells has found a way to merge both benefits in a safe and fun way through their Surf School at White Rock Beach Hotel + Waterpark in Matain, Subic.

Wavepool. Beginners get the chance to perfect their stance and balance on the surfboard, learn and improve their paddling, and catch a few surfing tricks on their own. For those who aren’t really amateurs in surfing, it’s a good avenue to find a consistent rhythm of waves and a spot with the ability to practice “crowd control” at the lineup.

Age. Jim Moriarty of SurfRider Foundation says, “As soon as they express an interest.” Nan Waldman of Education + Parenting in Quoradinating adds, “Whenever the child herself or himself feels ready and WANTS to.” SurfSimply’s Harry Knight caps it well, “In my experance over the years, there is no correct age to teach someone, and I have taught children as young as 2, and adults in their 70's.”

TropicalSwells is excited to teach anyone interested, starting from 4 years old and up. Equipped with life-saving skills, our instructors are ASI-certified.

IntroSurf. Want to surf? We guarantee you’ll learn the basics of surfing and surf waves on the wave pool in 2 hours.

SurfCamp. Serious about the sport? From level zero, you’ll be surfing ocean waves in only six 2-hour sessions.

Supercharge your summer with the coolest ‘swells’ coaches in our tropical country. Whether you’re looking just a day-trip, or you want to pack a couple days in, TropicalSwells offers a great package for you!


For inquires, please contact surfsup@tropicalswells.com.

Note: This is a press release post of TropicalSwells. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dohtonbori SM North Review: Is it worth the wait?

Japanese restaurant? Sure, they are everywhere-- too mainstream actually. There's nothing to get excited about until this restaurant named Dohtonbori, went here with a strong game plan.
Dohtonbori SM North Edsa
Dohtonbori SM North

What is Dohtonbori?
Dohtonbori is a Japanese restaurant established in Tokyo during 1900 and have been giving joy to their customers for over 25 years now. They are serving authentic taste of Okonomiyaki not only in Japan but they also crossed overseas and opened branches in Bangkok, Taipei and Manila.    

Dohtonbori Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Shopee PH: Buy and Sell on Mobile Review

If you love to shop but have not much time or perhaps love discounts as much as I do, Shopee is might the one for you. 

I do like shopping online aside from the fact that it's convenient, imported products are way cheaper compared to its mall price. Online sellers have only few overhead expenses to cover, thus, their products are less expensive. However, I feel less secured. Real talk, not all online shops are legit while secured, e-commerce websites are bit pricey as well. So, I was delighted when I first encountered Shopee PH


What is Shopee?
"Shopee is a mobile marketplace designed for both buyers and sellers to enjoy fast, smooth and safe transactions. With our in-app functions, you can easily turn your clutter into cash and share the fun with your friends! Plus, Shopee Guarantee ensures that the seller ships only after the buyer has paid, and the buyer’s payment is transferred to the seller only after receiving the product. We aim to create a simple and secure mobile marketplace for everyone to buy and sell, anytime, anywhere."

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BLOGAPALOOZA 2015: SEASONS

BLOGAPALOOZA 2015: SEASONS
October 25, 2015, it has been two months since we enjoyed our first Blogapalooza experience. I wanted and even tried to write immediately but my schedule was tight. I have no intention of publishing posts out of pressure, I'm so sorry.

What is Blogapalooza?
"Blogapalooza Bloggers is a community of bloggers and businesses. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to tell stories. This is a chance for big and small businesses to present their product, brand, event, advocacy, and other thingamajig to several Influential bloggers and social media influencers and advocates."


VENUE: 1 ESPLANADE
J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila


1. I AM CARDBOARD PH
i am cardboard
I Am Cardboad  makes virtual reality accessible to the mass market by providing VR headsets based on the successful Google cardboard template. They offer affordable virtual reality boxes to enjoy this box by downloading needed applications.

IAC representatives were very accommodating and generous to everyone who wanted to try the VR cardboard. They had an Instagram photo contest during the event: just take a photo of I am cardboard, post it on IG with the proper hashtags, and get a chance to be their hourly winner. Yes, they picked a winner every hour. I may not be lucky with raffles but I am competitive enough to win contents. We joined and won an I AM CARDBOAD, which I'll be reviewing on my next blog post

http://www.iamcardboard.ph/cart/
https://www.facebook.com/iamcardboardph/

2. JB MUSIC
jb music

















JB Music is one of the trusted brands of quality musical equipment. May be the best booth for music enthusiasts and music bloggers. They brought Kamikazee and other bands in their booth. Free photobooth souvenir by just liking their Facebook page. Check out their page or website for promos and discount updates. As of today, JB Music has Happy Himig Christmas Sale from November 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016. Do not miss the up to 50 discount!  


http://www.jbmusic.com.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/JBMusicPh

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Maybelline Fashion Brow 24H Coloring Mascara

Brows should not only be defined but also tamed. Like your hair, you don't want your brows to be messy. You need a spoolie and/or brow mascara to hold your brows in place. 

"Top Eyebrow Picks starting at P395"
I first saw a Calyxta.com ad on Facebook that really caught my attention. I needed a good yet affordable brow product along with my NYX gel that time. Then I saw the Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara for only P249. Yes, it was affordable but I also had to consider the P50 delivery fee. 

Thank goodness Maybelline booth in Landmark, Trinoma was on sale when I went there. I got it for P249 from its P395 original price. I tried Rusty brown and immediately fell in love with it. To sum it up, I got Maybelline brow mascara in Rusty brown for only P249!

Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara

What it does?
"The Maybelline Fashion Brow 24H Coloring Mascara tints eyebrows with film-forming pigments in a natural shade. This product is ideal for those who need to match their hair color without having to resort to chemical dyeing treatments on their brows. The Rusty Brown shade has a copper brown hue which works for brunettes with a reddish tone. It comes with a spherical brush for easy application. Additionally, it helps to keep brow strands in place. The color is long-wearing for all-day use." - Calyxta.com

Shades available: Rusty Brown, Dark Brown and Yellow Brown

Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara

It has unique round head wand. It is not our ordinary mascara wand, isn't? I believe it is not only to make it cute or something. Probably, to avoid clumps and hassle during the application. I must say that it's pretty effective. 

Here's the swatch and test, even it doesn't claim to be waterproof or smudge-proof. It is not '24hr' but it stays pretty good on my brows. 

The 'rusty/red brown' shade is quite misleading and intimidating. At first, I really thought it would only be for red-headed gals out there  until I applied it on my brows.

Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara
It covers my brow strands but doesn't fill-in the gap. Thus, it is better with brow pencil, powder or gel first especially if you have thin/patchy brows. It also helps the product to last longer.  

Try not to directly apply it on your skin, just on the hair strands of your brows I experienced irritating/stinging sensation when I put it harshly, touching my skin .  Good thing, it only lasted for few minutes. 


Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara
w/ NYX brow gel

HIT
*Price / affordable
* Unique head wand
*Long-lasting 
*No  strong scent
*Sets fast
*Very pigmented
*Clump-free

MISS
*Misleading name color
*May irritate skin/ stinging sensation 
* Lack of label

Overall
Maybelline Fashion brow is very pigmented, long-lasting and effective in covering brow strands. It doesn't hold long enough without base/other product  since I have an oily skin condition. However, I can wear this all day long with my NYX brow gel. Good to-go eyebrow product.

Repurchase? Yes.
Rating: 4/5 stars  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

TOSH Pasta All You Can Anniversary Promo: Yay or Nay?

It would probably ring a bell when we hear or read this phrase, "Eat all you can." Who wouldn't love unlimited food? We actually turn into glutton! Thus, it was a trend when The Old Spaghetti House announced their 12th anniversary promo, Pasta All You Can in all branches for only P149.

tosh pasta all you can
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