Win big prizes in Watsons Switcher’s Surprise !

It's only the first quarter of 2016 and yet, Watsons - our favorite personal care store - is upping the ante by offering BIG prizes for its Switcher's Surprise campaign. I've written before how Watsons label products are so good and affordable. It's really a treat that they're now offering swanky prizes like flat screen TVs, brand new gadgets like the Macbook Air and even free trips abroad just for buying Watsons. Got to see this for myself when I went to the Watsons branch in Mall of Asia last week. I bumped into this Filipina and her American fiance going out the ... Continue Reading...

Chocolate Trail in @HKHarbourCity until Feb. 21

Harbour City Chocolate Trail

Harbour City, Hong Kong's biggest shopping and dining mall, recently launched its annual Chocolate Trail event featuring 30 well-known chocolate brands from all over the world. Chocolate connoisseurs will surely delight in the tasting menus of the Chocolate Trail Cafe which has a European train station theme. Savor luxe Domori bars from Italy and pair it with single malt whisky from Glen Moray (HKD$60) or HK's very own dark chocolate Homie cookies with English breakfast tea from Wedgwood Tea Bar (HKD$30). Meticulously hand-crafted sculptures will also ... Continue Reading...

Magnum Manila pop-up cafe in MOA is now open!

The first Magnum cafe in SM Aura may have closed, but lovers of the Belgian chocolate ice cream brand have a reason to rejoice because the second pop-up of Magnum Manila has opened in the Mall of Asia or MOA. The Magnum Manila Pleasure Store in MOA is a much-smaller version of the now-closed pop-up in SM Aura. "It was a full-service resto. Our idea for this outlet in MOA is an al-fresco cafe where customers can treat themselves to a Magnum bar after an enjoyable day of shopping," Magnum brand manager Andrea Huang told us during a lunch. Even if it's ... Continue Reading...

Velvet Friends Cat Cafe in Blue Bay Walk

Velvet Friends Cat Cafe

Pet cafes have been sprouting in Manila. We simply had to visit one since my youngest child, Lucia, loves animals.It's the best way since am resisting against owning a pet at home. We only have one helper and it's not fair to the pet if it feels neglected, in one way or the other. While there are dog cafes in the metro, we chose to visit a cat cafe first due to its proximity to our place. The interiors of the Velvet Friends Cat Cafe in Blue Bay Walk Macapagal immediately warmed me up. The little corners here were too cute to be true :P The cats, of ... Continue Reading...

ManulifeMOVE : get insurance premium discounts for staying active!

Call me a believer in insurance products. I guess it stems from my being a parent and worrying so much about my children's future. While am already subscribed to several policies, I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle just so I can live longer and avoid using my insurance prematurely. Ironic, isn't it? Imagine my elation when I learned that Manulife Philippines now has a program that rewards members for being active. Users may just download the ManulifeMOVE app on their Apple or Android device. By syncing the app with their regular fitness activities, they can get ... Continue Reading...