Feb 12, 2016

Saddle Row BGC's Cycling and Rowing Classes.

Looking for a different kind of date this Valentines?  Bring your significant other to Bonifacio High Street for a cycling or rowing session with Saddle Row.  And even if you don't have a date, you can ask your other friends and go as a group!

Want to know the best part? You can attend these classes for free on February 14.  Yes, FREE!  Interested? Click 'Read More' below.

Feb 11, 2016

Bugsy's Alabang Valentines Special.

Still don't have plans for this weekend?  If you're from the South, you don't have to go through the Valentine rush! Bugsy's Alabang is having a special on The Godfather (this steak is a must try!) from February 12 to 14.   For only PhP1,500, you and your date can enjoy a 400g ribeye USDA steak served with veggies, mashed potatoes, gravy, as well as two glasses of wine.

Feb 10, 2016

McDonald’s New Love Desserts and the Winner of My #PaCheeseBurgerKaNaman Giveaway.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, McDonald's has found a way to share the love with its first ever Love Desserts!  There are three new desserts so you can treat yourself, your significant other, children, parents, relatives, or friends this month.

The first in the line up is the Strawberry Kiss Oreo Sundae, which is creamy vanilla soft serve mixed with luscious strawberry syrup and topped with crushed Oreos. 

Feb 9, 2016

Manila's First Flying Adventure Trampoline Park is Now Open!

When my friend Tina threw her daughter Yuna a birthday party at a trampoline park in Los Angeles a few years back, I was sad that I missed it because it looked like a lot of fun.  But now, I'll get to experience it too because the first flying adventure Trampoline Park in the Philippines is now open!

What are Trampoline Parks?  They are giant warehouses filled with trampoline "matts" that stretch from wall-to-wall and are connected to form one huge surface which is enclosed with padded side walls and angled trampolines.   This will allow you to jump, bounce, and fly in every direction.  How fun is that?

Feb 8, 2016

Looking Back at 2015.

Happy New Year everyone!  Well, Happy Chinese New Year! That still counts right?

I don't know where January went.  I was talking to someone and told her "Ya ok let's, in Feb" and she said, "Joei, it's already Feb!".  I was shocked because I really thought it was still January!  In a nutshell, things became hectic and crazy so I had to take a hiatus from blogging due to personal and professional reasons.  But now I'm back and hopefully not just for today.

It has been an annual tradition of mine to start the year with a tribute to the year that passed.  I don't get to blog about everything that happened, especially my travels, so this is my chance to mention all of those things in my share of cyberspace property.  Here we go!

New Year's Eve in Valkyrie

T and I counted down with our friends in Valkyrie at The Palace.  We ran into my friends Kat and Paul who got married a few days ago, as well as fellow entourage members, so it was like we had a mini reunion of their wedding too!


Dec 28, 2015

S&R December Deals.

If you're like me who is still giving out gifts even if Christmas is over, you can check out these S&R December Deals which are good only until the end of the month!  

Remember those gift baskets I wrote about last month (read my blog post about S&R November Finds: Christmas Gifts and Decors)? Here are more choices.. The Houdini Gourmet Favorite (PhP2,599.95), the Houdini Bon Appetit (PhP3,499.95) which comes in 2 colors, and the Houdini The Executive (PhP7,999.95).  Like I said, you can give them to family friends (so you don't have to give each family member a gift) or your bosses.

Dec 27, 2015

Serenitea's 2016 Diary and Choco Holiday Series with Toblerone.

Still on a hunt for a new planner to use next year? Check out Serenitea's 2016 Diary.  I have one and it's even prettier in person with the shiny gold dots contrasting with the craft paper-like cover.  You can get the planner for free (yes you read that right.. FREE!) by spending a minimum single receipt worth PhP1,200.  If you don't know what drinks to buy at one time, you can just purchase gift certificates instead.  The good thing about these GCs is that they have no expiry date so you can give them as gifts to your friends next Christmas or keep them for future Serenitea purchases.    Hurry because these planners are only available until January 15!

Dec 25, 2015

All I Want For Christmas.

I know I said I'll veer away from writing about my personal life but I feel like the venues where I could post has become more and more limited.  Twitter only allows 140 characters, Instagram is better suited for photos, and Facebook.. Well, we all know what Facebook has become.

It's nothing serious really.  I just wanted to tell you about my Christmas wish list, or lack thereof.  When my sister asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her I had to think first.  And when T asked me last week, I couldn't give him an answer too.  For some reason, as I grew older, I had less and less material "wants" on my wish list.   I don't know why.  Maybe it's because of age or maybe because if I have a "want", I could buy it on my own anyway.  

As kids, we weren't really spoiled but we were not deprived either.  My dad wanted to buy us everything but my mom kept us grounded, which I understand now, because it taught us to appreciate both the little and big things in life.  My sister and I were only allowed to wish for toys on our birthdays and on Christmas.  Not that we didn't have new things the rest of the year but we could only ask for what we specifically wanted on those two occasions.  I guess that's why I could come up with a list every time when I was younger because I've been waiting one year to ask for it.   My old blog theme (maybe some of you can remember it) even has a wish list on the side where I cross items off when I receive them already.

Back to the question of what I want for Christmas this year.. 

Last week, T already got me an Acca Kappa brush from Rustan's because I mentioned to him that I damaged my old one. I thought that was a suitable Christmas gift already but he still told me, "Babe, wag mo na ako pahirapan, just tell me what you want."  So I tried browsing online shopping sites to see if there was anything that would catch my fancy.  There was none.  And that's when I remembered my wish last year and the years before that...

Image credit: Pinterest

Dec 24, 2015

Anniversary (part 3): Ultralight Flying at Angeles City Flying Club.

...continued from Anniversary (part 2): Globe Telecom's iPhone 6s Launch.

Here's my blog post on that plane ride everyone was asking me about after I posted photos on Facebook and Instagram.  Even if T and I didn't have much sleep because the Globe event finished late, we pushed through with our ultralight flying lessons with Angeles City Flying Club (ACFC).

Dec 17, 2015

Anniversary (part 2): Globe Telecom's iPhone 6s Launch #ThatWonderfulMoment.

...continued from Anniversary (part 1): Dinner in Blackbird at the Ayala Triangle Makati.

After dinner, T and I head over to Bonifacio Global City for the iPhone 6s launch where Globe Telecom brand ambassadors, together with fifty preferred Globe customers, will officially get their hands on a new iPhone 6s ahead of everyone else in the Philippines.  

When we arrive, I am led to a registration area and given my first gift.. A Christmas Starbucks card!  I really appreciate this because it's something I collect and I always buy Starbucks coffee before going to work. After that, someone is introduced to me as my personal guide for the evening (hello Randy!) who then leads us to the area of the main event.  

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