No credit history? No problem with Home Credit!

So today, I’m writing this review about my experience with Home Credit. I first heard about Home Credit Philippines from my friend Lisa. She's a typical government employee who knows all the possible loan sources from where she can spend her next salary or bonus. I thought Home Credit was a real estate lending firm but Lisa told me, no! Home Credit is a consumer financing company catering to people with little to no credit history. Lisa tells me it's here where one can avail of easy, simple and fast loans for small to big-ticket items like cellphones and ... Continue Reading...

Flatiron in Uptown Place Mall BGC : New York-style comfort food

#yummyinmytummy is one hashtag am liking in Instagram lately. The word reminds me of one place I've tried dining in of late: Flatiron Restaurant at the newly-unveiled Uptown Place Mall in BGC. There's nothing complicated about the menu masterminded by Executive Chef Vicky Rose Pacheco of the 1771 Group of Restaurants. But it's yummy, down home comfort food...yes! Chefs know flat iron as that sturdy griddle made of cast iron from where one can sear or grill meat perfectly. Flatiron also happens to be the name of the iconic building in New York that's shaped ... Continue Reading...

New Silk Road seen to rise linking Europe to Asia

Is it really possible to connect Europe to Asia through an extensive rail network? After all, they were able to do it in ancient times with the famed Silk Road - a trade route that connected East to West, spanning China, India, Persia, Arabia and Europe. At present, there's the Trans-Siberian Railway which bridges Moscow to China, Mongolia and Pyongyang. But that's not really enough. International transport experts are now talking about a new Silk Road, proposed to be called the One Belt, One Road Initiative for ASEAN. The starting fund for this project is said to ... Continue Reading...

Kiss aging goodbye & win points at Watsons

Leading personal care retailer Watsons is presently running a Kiss Aging Goodbye campaign. It's a promo where they highlight the range of anti-aging products in the stores. There's a whole array of discounts available and you can even ask the sales persons about their tips and recommendations. But that's not all. Consumers like us get to win a lot of prizes in the Watsons promotion that runs from now till September 21. The first prize winner gets to have as much as 200,000 SM Advantage points credited to his or her card! Anyway, Kiss Aging Goodbye had its ... Continue Reading...

Happy 10th anniversary Kojiesan!

In a world dominated by multinational beauty brands, the story of the all-Filipino label Kojiesan inspires. It was put up by a former employee who got tired of the corporate world and set out on her own. From a small office in a residential area of Makati, Kojiesan's company called Beauty Elements Venture’s Inc. or BEVI now operates from an entire building in the South. It also owns six hectares of manufacturing facilities in San Pablo, Laguna,providing employment to more than 500 employees. BEVI's success story is phenomenal no less. From a few dozen orders to ... Continue Reading...