Sunday, December 30, 2012

DISNEY on ICE 2012: On Princesses and Heroes: My Favorites Scenes

The kid in me was in awe when I got to watch Disney on Ice 2012: Princesses and Heroes. It marked a lot of "firsts" . It was "my" first time to watch. It was my kids' first time to watch a Disney show at The Smart Araneta Coliseum. And Most fabulous and memorable part is that, it was our family's first time to watch (together) a DISNEY on ICE show.

I will be forever grateful to Araneta Coliseum for inviting me and my family to watch Disney on Ice 2012: Princesses and Heroes.

This is just the first part of 2-part blog post of my coverage of the show. For the first part, I will give you a sneak on some of the scenes of the show. The photos I will be sharing are my personal favorite. I'm sure after taking a peak, you'll be asking/searching for the list of their shows. Don't worry I'll be sharing the details at the last part of this post.

Iyaz Topbills Eastwood's Countdown to 2013

New year is just around the corner. I can't believe that in two days the year 2012 will be saying goodbye and we'll all be welcoming the year 2013.

As Filipinos we are all known for our unparalleled optimism. Whether we've been struck by recently by typhoon Pablo, still there's no stopping us in welcoming and celebrating a brand "new" year a head of us!

We all have a lot to look forward next year? May it be new work opportunities, new relationships, goals or priorities.

But before we all head on to that, I know that every one's busy on their New Year "preps". Until now I'm not yet sure on how I will celebrate on New Year's Eve.

If you're one of those people who are still "unsure" on how to welcome the year "2013" or bored with how you celebrate New Year's Eve?

Why don't you try it a-la "Megaworld Lifestyle" way! Clueless? Then read on.....

If you're bored of the usual New Year's Eve prep like cooking food for the Media Noche and stuck waiting at your homes for 12 o'clock to strike, then visit Megaworld Lifestyle Mall's Eastwood City.

Too many exciting activities will be happening at Eastwood City as they welcome the year 2013 and celebrate it with a countdown.

Eastwood City guests will be "Living the Good Life" as they will be treated to a celebration where in they are the only "lifestyle" mall which will be treating its guests with a "Foreign" artist who will top-bill this year's Eastwood City Countdown for the year 2013.

I will not keep this a secret anymore!

This year's Eastwood City New Year's Eve countdown will be headed by none other than renowned "Reggae-Hiphop" artist IYAZ .

IYAZ is a multi-platinum singer, songwriter and rapper. IYAZ first burst into the music scene with the hit single "Replay" which reached platinum in different countries all over the world. It was followed by 2 successful tracks like "Solo" and "Pretty Girls". And who will forget his collab with our very own Charice with the pop-ballad "Pyramid".

Other prominent artists who will also perform and "rock" Eastwood City's New Year Countdown to 2013 will be music icon Ely Buendia, award winning Filipino rock band UP DHARMA DOWN , hiphop and R&B hitmakers URBANATION, all-girl rock group GENERAL LUNA and X-Factor Philippines Finalist Mark Mabasa.

Families will have a lot to look forward on that night as guest should also not miss the grand fireworks display right after the Dazzling Star Drop, an Eastwood tradition which is on its second year that is also patterned from New York Times Square Ball Drop, marking the beginning of 2013.

Festivities will start at 6pm at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. The event is made possible the help of Richmonde Hotel, Emperador Brandy, The Philippine Star, Business World, HerWord.Com, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Crossover 105.1 Manila and Myx!

For inquiries and restaurant reservations, call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 7090888 or log on to

I hope to see guys at Eastwood City, if you're in the area just tag me on twitter with a hastag #Eastwood2013

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Betty's BodyForm Gives the Gift of Posture

I'm not ashamed that I'm a bit fat. Who cares? Well I've been in my "thinnest" when I was in college so who am I to torture myself with "self-pity". I don't want to limit myself into eating what I like. Life is short so I will enjoy what I love doing. Even if that means having a bulging stomach whenever I wear some of my blouses which hugs my body tight.  I should learn to love myself first before I have to appreciate other things.

Just a couple of days ago I was introduced to Betty's BodyForm and I learned that dieting is not the only solution to be in your best body form. If you love eating and don't like to be deprived of your favorite food, here's another shot on looking at your best whether you are fat or not.

The creator behind Betty's BodyForm Ms. Petronila Rulloda.

What is Betty's BodyForm? Betty's BodyForm was originally labelled as "MAGIC CAMISON". It was owned and conceptualized by Petronila "Betty" S. Rulloda. She was a Fashion designer herself. It all started when she was still a gown designer back in the 1960's. she realized that that a lot of women has body figures that were out of shape and it affects the appearance of the gowns worn by her clients.That's when the brilliant idea of transforming women's curves naturally with out popping any diet pills or fasting.
The hosts of Betty's BodyForm Launch

What are BETTY'S BODY FORM products?

Whole Body Corset
This one instantly reduces waist line from 2-3 inches. Flattens the abdomen and makes body proportion. It also promotes natural discipline on eating habit as it will make one uncomfortable to eat more than enough.

Perfect for men and women with back problems. Kids can also wear it. It was designed to supply gentle compression after recent surgery A Tummy trimmer and back supporter. Ideal for treatment and prevention of Sciatica and back pain.

Men's Sando Corset

Provides men very firm support from waistline to shoulder. Back support which provides superb comfortable protection, warmth and back pain relief. Provides also extra support and stability that helps improves posture , lower back pain and has a double layer design with breathable cotton. It is the ultimate back barce for back pain and back surgery.


Newly invented body girdles that includes arms and reinforced abdomen. Gives full back support. Looks invisible under clothing.

LONG LEG PANTY GIRDLE (legs reducer)

A new product that completely makes your legs look less wide.


Provides extra support and stability. Helps improve posture, prevents low back pain and has a double layer design with breathable fabric.

Some of The new Betty's BodyForm Products being showcased with the help of her grand daughter and friends

Here's the advantages of wearing any product from Betty's BodyForm:


With Betty's BodyForm being known in the market since the 1960's, they were able to supply also in other neighboring countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, and USA.m in

Betty's BodyForm LADIE'S SANDO CORSET  is blessing to me. I got one right after its successful launch held last December 18, 2012. I tried it on and there was a noticeably difference in how my tummy looks. Wearing the corset help made my bulge lessened a bit, making me feel more confident wearing my tight-fitting sandos. And guess what I still wore it to my next event that day at the MYXMO 2012 Concert at MARIKINA SPORTS CENTER.

Betty's BodyForm in Ladie's Sando Corset Php 5,500

Interested to try and get one , you may visit their website at or at their Fcebook page here.

Betty's BodyForm 
Address: #  455 E-Boni Avenue  Liberty Center Mandaluyong Philippines
Tel#: 532-0501
Mobile #: 0905479889/  09288772000

Saturday, December 22, 2012

OneA KTV in Antipolo: The Best KTV Place in the EAST

Christmas is soooo near! There are parties left and right. With Christmas shopping, it is just right that we also set aside some time to relax, unwind and enjoy!

 Our group pic en-route to OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar

And that's what exactly what we did last Saturday (December 15, 2012). Me and my friends (Jayl,Kuya Ricky, Anne with Boyfriend Maico, Fpj, Rain and Couples Jinkee and Ruel went to OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar

There's a lot of KTV's (Karaoke TV) in and out of the Metro but the challenging part in selecting the "perfect" KTV experience can be fun and a bummer too; it depends where you guys have booked your Karaoke session.

Things to keep in mind when looking for a "KTV" place:

-Find if they have several rooms which you and your friends can choose from.
-Ask your group's budget.
-Ask the Manager or people-in-charge if their room rates are separate from the food bill, because some KTV's charge separately for the room charge per hour plus the food that you will be ordering.
-Does the KTV place offer good sound quality and can offer a wide array of new selection of songs?

My sissy Ann Ville and boyfriend Maico Dungo

All of these queries must be answered when you and your group of friends decide to bond over good food and relaxing ambiance.
And speaking about food, let me share with you  what we ordered while enjoying our Karaoke Tv experience.

Beef Tacos Php150

Marguerita Pizza Php220


Our Karaoke TV bonding session here at OneA Family KTV and  Sports Bar was one of my favorite and the most "hilarious"! Why ? We decided to have our very own version of "Karaoke King and Queen" ala OneA Family KTV and Sports version.

Since boys out number us girls that time, boys had to fight for the title of Karaoke King.

Maico Dungo sang "Basta Kasama Kita"

FPJ who sang Love of My Life

Rain de Ocampo sang "Honesty"

To my delight, I almost got to sing 2 sets of songs because their KTV has a an updated song list. Most of their  songs are the latest and likes of "Oppa Gangnam Style" by Psy, GoodTimes and etc. So if you love KTV's and wanted updated song lists plus competitive quality sound system, the OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar is the "Right" choice.

 High-tech quality sound from JBL

Payphone by Maroon 5

OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar is located at Comoda Ville Sitio Ruhat, Sumulong Highway Antipolo Rizal and it is open from 10am-2am.

I was surprised to find a lot of new songs in their song book, which means the owner has always been updating his KTV  song book lists for the loyal and soon-to-be customers of OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar.

OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar is not only for those KTV fanatics. OneA also can also serve company events like meetings, company parties, private parties,sports events, weddings and photo shoots.

They actually have 5 rooms to choose from but basically it starts at Php1,000 per room/consumable. Their food offerings comes from Cafe' Lupe, a Restaurant located just above OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar which Mr. Alvin Carranza also owns, so rest assured that the food is delicious and has enough serving for your group.

What's nice with Onea Family KTV and Sports Bar is that aside from being a KTV place, it situated in Antipolo where in you could see via overlooking the tall buildings of the Metro.

It has also a lot of parking space so no worries if your friends arrives separately in their cars.  The cold breeze will will definitely wanting you bring your jackets and also have your pictures taken at the very nice view waiting for you.

So take my word it, if you want a different relaxation and bonding sesh may it be with your friends or family, be sure to bring them here at OneA Family KTV and Sports Bar. Wait there's more.. in the coming months OneA Lounge and OneA Hostel will also soon rise in this area, making it an-all-in one hub for those who want an outdoor experience!

Before I end my post here, let me share with you the "first" OneA KTV Family and Sports Bar Kinand Queen Bloggers Edition.  Drumroll please..dyararran....

 From L-R: Ms. Apple of OneA, Me , Jayl and Ms. Jinkee Umali who made was the who invited us in behalf of the owner Mr. Alvin Carranza. Special thanks to Ms. Apple who was our lovely host that day and made our KTV session an unforgettable experience.

Me and Jayl Aquino of ( won the King and Queen Bloggers Edition of 
OneA  Family KTV and Sports Bar

For more infos:
Visit their Facebook Page:
Directions: From LRT2 Santolan Station, ride the Jeepney with signboards "Antipolo/Sumulong Highway, and tell the driver that will get off at Cafe Lupe Comodo Ville.

Friday, December 14, 2012

SM HYPERMARKET Spreads The Holiday Cheers in Antipolo

Once again true to its mission and vision of bringing quality products and shopping experience, SM HYPERMARKET opens another branch in the East side of the Metro.

Want to know where? The new SM HYPERMARKET branch opened last December 6, 2012. It is the 36th store of SM Hypermarket. It is located at 2F Lores Country Plaza Antipolo City.

It has everything from grocery food items, fresh greens, seafood, meats, household items, appliances, toys, etc.

At the opening, as expected people from all walks of life in its community flocked the opening. The grand opening was also graced by the presence of celebrity guests like Sam Concepcion, Aljur Abrenica and Daniel Matsunaga.

At exactly 3pm, the store opened to  the hundreds of consumers who patiently waited and lined up as early as 11am.

Who would not be patient if there are promos such as these:

Buy 1 Get 1 Free promo on selecte and items like bread, meat and even TV's, Fans and rice cookers.

Value Packs: Conveniently bundles item which includes a free SM Bonus item. Save up to 80% when purchased with SM Advantage, BDO rewards or Prestige cards.

Buy 3 Coke 1.5L, get a FREE Sinandomeng rice, cooking oil or Lala Fish Cracker.

Holiday Ham Promos:
 (5+1 CDO Hams)
(10+1 Purefoods Hams)

For every Php500 pesos worth of Purefoods Hams, customers get 2.25 Liters of Coke.

10+1 SM Bonus Brick Hams

Also Buy 1 Get 1 which means availing the 10+1 gives customers 22 bricks of ham for the price of just 10 hams.

3+1 on small appliances.

For more Details on where's the next branch of SM Hypermarket visit their Facebook page here.

Bb.Pilipinas-Universe 2012 Janine Togonon's Send-Off Party

Finally after several months since she bagged the local crown, it’s Janine’s time to shine.

With the Miss Universe 2012 pageant just a few weeks away, sponsors, Bb. Pilipinas queens and media gave Miss Universe Philippines Janine Mari Tugonon a rousing send off during the Official Presentation held at the Gateway Cinema, Araneta Center. It was in April of this year when Janine bagged the much-coveted crown before a mammoth crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. In the months that ensued, Janine would be deluged by questions about pressure after back-to-back impressive finishes by her predecessors, the policy changes of Miss Universe and several rumors about the time and venue of the staging of this year’s Miss Universe pageant.  But instead of letting all these distractions affect her negatively, Janine simply focused her energies and attention in preparing for what could be the most important event so far in her young life. This is the reason for her grace and composure despite the distractions.  “When I won the Miss Universe Philippines 2012 title, I felt really pressured. Now that the actual competition is fast approaching, emotions are much more intense, but I also feel calm and confident knowing that I can and that I will give my best. I’m 100 percent ready,” shares Janine.

Her pre-pageant trainings are not to be taken lightly. Janine’s trips to the gym have been frequent and rigorous. Her love for ballet has become useful in terms of weight loss – she dances at home to help shed the unnecessary pounds. Together with her fellow Binibining Pilipinas 2012 winners, she practices the pasarela or the beauty queen’s way of walking, undergoes language and personality development trainings, takes crash courses in sociology and philosophy, and of course, she also tries  to perfect the way she projects herself in front of the camera. She has even developed her own “walk” now popularly called as “the cobra”. Apart from these, Janine has even fulfilled commitments as product endorser and official representative of the Araneta Group. In between all these, she even manages to do television guest appearances and media visits to help her interact with different audiences and situations. Janine has definitely been one busy beauty queen.

The months of training has also pulled Janine out of her shell. Fine tuning her personality, according to her, was one of the most drastic changes she had to go through. “I used to be the silent type who wasn’t used to mingling with different sorts of people. That had to change.  I’ve learned to be a people-person and socially engage myself by becoming genuinely more interested in others,” the BS Pharmacy Cum Laude from the University of Sto. Tomas revealed.

Janine disclosed how there were lots of individuals who wanted her to change her thoughts and beliefs aside from her numbers on the weighing scale, but she says she always keeps Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up Shamcey Supsup’s words in mind – to stay true to herself no matter what.

But Janine has always been a girl who would persevere once she is convinced of what she wanted. This she proved when she joined the pageant again after placing first runner during the Bb. Pilipinas 2011, despite mixed reactions and advice from friends and family. Her perseverance and gut feel paid off, “I believe this is where I’m really meant to be. God let me join the pageant once again, and he even gave me the Miss Universe-Philippines crown. This time, losing is not an option. I have to set my mind on winning,” Janine asserts. Predecessors Venus Raj who placed 4th runner up in 2010 and Shamcey Supsup, 3rd runner up last year are also convinced that Janine has got what it takes to shine at this year’s tilt.

The 61st Miss Universe Pageant will be telecast live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino,Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, (December 20 Philippine Time). It will be aired on ABS-CBN. Andy Cohen and E! News co-anchor Giuliana Rancic will host the widely viewed event.

Janine leaves for the pageant on December 2. Janine is also hoping that pageant-crazy Filipinos all over the world will support her via online voting and by watching the pageant. She is enjoining all to log on to for further information. The winner of the online voting secures a place in the semifinals. Voting started last November 15 and ends on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 pm. A person can vote up to 10 times per day per account or valid email address.

After a second try, several months of waiting and preparing, Janine is ready to be the Philippines’ newest global source of pride. “I will give it my all, but I can’t win the crown on my own. I need your prayers and support,” she says.


Your Favorite (and mine as well though please forgive my age lol) MEG MEGAZINE recently celebrated their year-end bash at Eder NightClub and Garden Lounge (formerly known as The Manor).

This party is a year-end culmination of two of Meg's Magazine bold campaigns: I AM MEG and MEG TOP CHOICE awards.

I AM MEG is the TV version of the magazine's annual search for the freshest face to grace its cover and also had just aired its season finale last Dec. 1, 2012 and crowned its first ever MEG STYLE AMBASSADOR JULZ SAVARD.

 The Whole Meg Mag Magazine's editorial and  Staff  Hard-working Staff

With Julz Savard hosting the year-end bash with fellow Meg aspirants and supports who also donned their Metallic-inspired outfits that night, the whole event is a flawless finish of success.

 Me and Jericho Rosales

Kapuso Stars Julie Ann San Jose and Elmo Magalona

Aside from celebrating the success of I AM MEG Season one, Meg Magazine also gave due recognition to those who made themselves as  "Market Dominators" and gave every Mega Magazine reader a chance for their voices to be heard.

 Seen gracing the Meg Year-end Bash were Pink House Salon Owners, and sisters Kat and 
Ann Ville Purificacion.

Well who dominated this year's first ever Meg Top Choice awards?

Here's the complete list of Winners:

Top Fashion Forward Celeb: FEMALE: Sarah Lahbati, MALE: Alden Richards
Best Red Lips: Marian Rivera
Chart-topper: Sarah Geronimo
 Top Newcomer (music): rGacenote
Top Cover Star: Marian Rivera (June)
Best Onscreen Chemistry: Kim + Xian   
Hottest Couple: Marian + Dingdong

Top Youth Icon: MALE: Elmo Magalona
Twitter TRENDsetter of the Year: Julie Ann San Jose       
Top Viral Video of the Year: "Hi Miss.." PINOY BANATS! :)) by Kimpoy Feliciano
Top Fitness Trend: Barre by Barre 3
Hottest Body: FEMALE: Bea Alonzo, MALE: Xian Lim
Top Advocacy: The Love Yourself Project              
Best New Product/Project: Samsung Galaxy S3
Top Youth Icon: FEMALE: Angel Locsin, MALE: Elmo Magalona

Meg would like to thank: SHARP, Mario Badescu, Snoe, and our official venue partner, EDEN Nightclub & Garden Lounge for celebrating 2012 with us.

More Photos of the party here....

Sunday, December 9, 2012

POGI POINTS by Stanley Chi Now Available at All Bookstores

Just when you think you’ve read it all, a book like Pogi Points comes your way to burst your bubble. Soldiers of love, beware.
Stanley Chi, the genius behind the bestselling Suplado Tips series (read: over PhP2M worth of books sold in just one year) goes out of his comfort zone to write a “not-so-gentleman’s guide to looking good”, as the cover of his newest book, Pogi Points, announces brazenly.
Chi is out to prove he’s not a one-hit wonder after his first humor book, Suplado Tips, underwent reprinting five times in a year. The follow-up Suplado Tips 2 fared just as well, if not better, establishing Chi’s reputation as a legit writer who can sell books to people who don’t normally love reading.
Pogi Points is a collection of tips on how to get ahead in love through strategic behavior. It teaches the naïve boy how to act around his object of admiration (or obsession, whichever applies).
Ang pagiging gwapo, inborn; ang pagiging pogi, napag-aaralan (Being handsome is inborn; being pogi is something you can learn),” Chi explains. Using humor to make his point, Chi teaches precious bits of courtship wisdom to guys who want to win over the girl of their dreams.
Readers aren’t the only ones who noticed Chi’s flair for writing. The Manila International Book Fair, the biggest book fair in the Philippines already in its 33rd year last September, made sure Chi was on board as one of their first-ever endorsers, dubbed “MIBF Bookworms”. During the book fair, Chi joined social activist Carlos Celdran and fellow comedian-authors Ramon Bautista and Tado Jimenez in an online video campaign to promote literacy.
One Pogi Points pointer says, “Kung dinaan mo sa personality ang isang babae, para mo naring sinabi na pangit ka (If you use your personality to win over a girl, it’s like saying you’re too ugly [to do it any other way])!” Aside from tips on how to score more pogi points, the book contains photo comic strips, serious relationship facts, fun pogi trivia, and self-help lists. It’s a workbook of sorts for the love-struck guy who wants to have fun while decoding the woman he fancies.
Readers get a good dose of laughter from Pogi Points – and who knows? Maybe the single guys might even get a girlfriend.