Sunday, July 15, 2018

Shimmer and Shine Genie Party at SM Supermalls

Everything was magical as Toy Kingdom in partnership with Nickelodeon recently held the first ever Shimmer and Shine Genie Party and mall show in the Philippines at SM North Edsa, SM Lanang and SM Cebu.

Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine is an American animated television series that premiered last 2015. It follows the magical adventures of the twin genies in training - Shimmer and Shine who live in the magical land of Zahramay Falls and their human best friend Leah. Whenever she finds herself facing difficulties, Leah uses her oil lamp necklace to call her genie friends, who grant her three wishes.

This was the first time that Shimmer and Shine visited he country, and during the series of mall shows, the twin genies in their sparkly and dazzling costumes thrilled the kids with their amazing song and dance performances.

Kids, on the other hand, had the chance to be genies in training as they sang and danced along with Shimmer and Shine’s famous magic spell “Boom Zahramay.”  They also had the rare opportunity to meet and hug Shimmer and Shine up close at the meet and greet sessions. There were also fun and exciting trivia questions about Shimmer and Shine where winners received exciting gifts and prizes.

Wishes do come true at Toy Kingdom so check out your favorite Shimmer and Shine toys now available at Toy Kingdom Express outlets in The SM Stores and Toy Kingdom Stores in most SM Supermalls.  For more updates visit and follow ToyKingdomPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Villa Del Conte celebrates 7th Anniversary with sweet deals

Our favorite Villa Del Conte is celebrating its sweet milestone as it reaches 7 years of creating rich, decadent and authentic Italian chocolates!

Savor the masterfully crafted Villa Del Conte chocolates with their tempting anniversary deals available only until the end of July. It features Villa Del Conte signature boxes: Grande Box which contains 500 grams of 40-45 pieces of chocolates; Medio Box which contains 250 grams of 20-25 pieces of chocolates; and Piccolo Box which contains 115 grams of 9-11 pieces of chocolates. These boxes also come with Villa Del Conte gift cards.

Celebrate each bite of authentic Italian goodness with Villa Del Conte chocolates available in all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia.

For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Bacon Roast: Chicken and Bacon Pairings is #AwesomeTogether

What happens when your favorite bacon and chicken is paired together? The result is Kenny Rogers Roaster’s BACON ROAST!  Yes, Kenny Rogers Roasters is reintroducing the Bacon Roast, which was first introduced in 2013 during the holiday season. As Kenny Rogers Roasters’ takes pride in continuously serving bold and unique flavors that their guests crave every day, they have decided to bring back the Bacon Roast, a perfect pairing that’s awesome together: flavorful bacon and juicy roast chicken.


Before we have a taste of the more tender and juicier than ever Bacon Roast, we watched an animated film which question “Does love really win despite all odds?”

Kenny Rogers Roasters tries to answer this thru a creative short film entitled “Awesome Together” directed by the Visionary director Avid Liongoren who was responsible in making the highly acclaimed animated live-action film Saving Sally.

Using animation, the short film tells the story of Sosy and Bolzi, a pair of farm animals who meet and fall in love at the Roasters Farm. Their parents, however, object to the love affair, prompting the star-crossed lovers to defy traditional family expectations and embark on an epic journey for a chance at eternal togetherness.

Having a dramatic premise, Liongoren wanted to inject a sense of fun and adventure to Awesome Together. The anthropomorphic characters of Sosy and Bolzi were inspired by Kenny’s brand ambassadors and “it couple” Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico. The celebrity pair lent their voices and personalities to the star-crossed lovers, to great results. “Nico and Solenn are very animated humans so it was so much fun to turn them into animals,” says Liongoren.

You can join Sosy and Bolzi on their epic journey by watching this animated film Awesome Together in Youtube. Will love triumph in the end for Sosy and Bolzi? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, we celebrate the awesomeness of perfect pairings with Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Bacon Roast which we did after watching the short film.

As we troop to the nearest Kenny Rogers Roasters we can’t help but be excited because we know we are in for a delicious, crave-inducing treat and we are so ready to partake of the Bacon Roast, a special dish that wraps Kenny Rogers’ famous slow-roasted chicken in decadent strips of bacon!

And come July 16, 2018, fans of Kenny Rogers Roaster will get to taste anew the Bacon Roast, this time, it is more tender and juicier than ever. You can try it either as a Group Meal that comes with 1 whole bacon wrapped chicken, 4 side dishes, 4 muffins, 4 plain rice and a pitcher of Iced Tea.

Or you can eat by yourself by ordering SOLO B plate which has a quarter Bacon Roast, 2 side dishes, 1 rice and 1 muffin.

Japanese Designer Brand Miniso Opens in SM City Marikina: My Personal Top 15 Miniso Picks

Japan Designer brand Miniso open its 57th store in SM City Marikina and the promotional event during the store opening attracted a lot of consumers. A perennial favorite of young people, the Miniso brand has captured the Filipino consumers’ attention with its wide array of products ranging from home products, travel essentials, fashion accessories, bath essentials, stationery gifts and cosmetics among others. Moreover, its creative and good quality products with affordable prices makes it more worthwhile to visit and shop.

Miniso’s partnership with SM Retail Inc. has made the brand closer with the Pinoy consumer and in five years’ time, they plan to have 500 stores in key cities in the Philippines. Isn’t that a great news?

I am one of the many people who considered Miniso as a happy place and as much as I can, I make it a point to stop and shop at the nearest Miniso three times a week. And over those times, there are some products I’ve grown to love and consider my personal picks. Here are my top 15 personal picks which you can also find at any Miniso store or if you are near Miniso SM Marikina:


For a comforting bath, you need this Bath Ball Set!

This hair turban can be used in either dry or wet hair. 

Natural Konjac Cleansing Sponge for the natural way to exfoliate, cleanse and detoxify facial skin. This is how to use it.


This is my favorite facial cleanser right now. Its rich foam cleanses the face easily, I've read somewhere that the richer the foam , the more it cleanses.It has a mild rose scent.

The fun way to remove your calluses!

If you have that puffy feeling in your face maybe for sleeping or eating late at night, this Face Roller is perfect for a facial depuff!

Miniso always have my favorite nail polish color

I really hate it when I use a nail polish remover that leaves a white residue but this Lemon Nail Polish Cleansing Wipes is safe and doesn't leave a residue and it smell good too.

This Pink Panther Blender and Brush set is so nice and a perfect addition to your make up accessories


For the We Bare Bear lovers, this Odorless Mild Wipes is a Must!

This Scented Candles at Miniso is a Must-Haves, you will love the Coconut Lime.

If you're into Diffusser like me, you should try the Lavander scent

I love Miniso's Head Phones, it has good quality sound and comes in my favorite color.

See you at Miniso SM City Marikina!!! rolls out a campaign to inspire more Filipinos on sharing their career success stories

Graduation season is in full swing, and the next generation of jobseekers is fresh on the market, looking to take their first steps into their careers. Not everyone will know what’s in store for them in their search for their calling, but Philippines may have a healthy dose of inspiration to keep them motivated.
As Philippines’ hold on the online jobs marketplace grows, so too do the many stories of happy candidates who found their jobs through the site. 

Jennifer Padua, a Digital Marketing Manager, graduated with a degree in Political Science, but through JobStreet was connected to a career path that ended up being very different from the path she chose in school. "As cliché as it sounds, you just have to try and try sending your resumé to potential employers. You’ll never know what new opportunities are out there unless you try."

Jennifer Padua, a Digital Marketing Manager, graduated with a degree in Political Science, but through JobStreet was connected to a career path that ended up being very different from the path she chose in school. "As cliché as it sounds, you just have to try and try sending your resumé to potential employers. You’ll never know what new opportunities are out there unless you try."

Junel De Guzman Aceres, a Front-End Web Developer, tells a story that revolves around perseverance. After his first internship, he found himself at first turned away by some companies to which he applied. But he soldiered on, making extensive use of JobStreet to find more opportunities. Ultimately, he ended up working full-time for the company where he interned in the first place. "For all the jobseekers out there, I urge them to hold on to their dreams. Nothing in life comes easy, so do not give up even if you feel you've been rejected too many times."
It's stories like these that can drive future candidates to keep searching for their dream job. 

To celebrate these happy and feel-good stories of finding one’s place, JobStreet Philippines has launched the My JobStreet Stories testimonial campaign, which aims to encourage candidates through the many success stories that have been told through JobStreet.

Did you find your dream job through JobStreet? Were you able to expand your horizons and find something entirely different from what you were expecting, but no less appealing? Share your stories with JobStreet! Your journey will be a source of enthusiasm for others, motivating them to keep going – even when the going seems tough in this competitive job market.
The best stories will earn some social media bragging rights as they’re featured on JobStreet’s official Facebook page, and be an inspiration for more than 900,000 fans! Click here to know more details.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Top 5 Reasons why KMC is the Most Flexible and the Best Workspaces in the Metro

KMC, the largest serviced office and co-working space provider in the Philippines, launched their newest facilities led by its COO Ms. Tracy Ignacio and the Managing Director and Co-Founder of KMC, Michael McCullough last July 10, 2018 in Robinsons Zeta Tower in Quezon City, along with Rockwell Sheridan 1 in Mandaluyong City, and Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma in Ortigas.

These additions mark the company’s next step in expanding outside of Metro Manila’s traditional central business districts, as KMC consolidates its hold on the Philippine office space market including the Visayas region soon. As part of their long-term strategy, KMC is further setting the pace for the flexible workspace industry in the Philippines.

As of now, KMC has three flexible workspaces are situated in the metros’ business districts in Ortigas, Mandaluyong and Quezon City.

Strategically located in the Ortigas CBD, Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma is a serviced office and coworking space that is accessible in all major mode of transportations along EDSA, C5 and Ortigas Avenue.

In Mandaluyong, the Rockwell Sheridan 1 workspace is located inside a Grade A building that offers more than 500 production seats with office fit-outs for work floors, manager’s cabins and director’s offices. These workspaces are perfect for multinational companies who plan to reside within the integrated communities of Rockwell and Makati.

The company’s first coworking and serviced office space in Quezon City is located at the 7th floor of the Zeta Tower, a 20-storey LEED Silver Pre-Certified for Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development property, rising at the corner of Ortigas and E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenues. Here, KMC offers almost 500 seats allocated in different office settings.

Here are the top 5 reasons why KMC is more than just flexible workspaces in the country:
  1. KMC offers legal, technical and administrative support covering an entire support spectrum for local and international businesses by providing manpower augmentation, equipment and technical set-up, organizational and administrative processes to register or set up a business, and more.
  2. KMC is an ISO-Certified provider of flexible workspace solutions and has available spaces to 8,382 workstations, 46,107 SQM of Workspace, and 29 of managed floors over 17 buildings including one of the largest flexible workspace in the country at Robinsons Cyber Sigma.
  3. KMC provides initial support, working spaces to local and foreign businesses, entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises in the Philippines;
  4. KMC supports growing brands by encouraging entrepreneurship and contributing to create employment opportunities in the Philippines;
  5. KMC has modern plug & play spaces with fast and reliable internet connection, making it easy for employees and companies to work.
The demand for office space in the Philippines alone has reached as much as 1.2 million square meters this year, and clients continuously look for flexible workspaces as the traditional office model slowly becomes obsolete. By the end of the year, KMC expect to have 8,800 seats across 29 different floors of 19 different buildings.

Flexibility in workspaces is the name of the game nowadays and only KMC offer spaces that has even warranted the trust of multinationals and SMEs like Samsung, PwC, eBay, AirBnB, LinkedIn, Deloitte, and other major industry disruptors.

Established in 2010, the company has assisted several businesses in establishing operations in the country ensuring a smooth and effective transition process, an example is the successful tech startups Sprout and Zennya.

For more information, just visit KMC official website at


The Pantry where you could get unlimited ice cream

Thursday, July 12, 2018

NorthPine Land top sellers take home whopping rewards

As one of the trusted and growing real estate companies in the country, NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) pursues to give back to the top sellers by giving them whopping incentives and recognition that they deserve.

Held at the luxurious and grandiose Acacia Hotel in Muntinlupa City, NLI revealed the winning survivors who exemplified exceptional sales efforts in 2017. As a way of recompensing their commitment and determination, which are the must-haves in the overly competitive property development sector, they received prestigious prizes.

Ferdinand Macabanti (NLI General Manager) and other NLI executive heads with Kyre Ching, top broker for 2017

The grand winners were Robert Obod (top placer for Property Associate category), Rey Nidua (top placer for Property Division Manager category), Ma. Angelic Sabillo (2nd placer for Broker Head category), and Kyre Ching (top placer for Broker Head category). They were all surprised as their rewards were presented. The winning survivors are the living proof that with determination, elusive things are possible.

Despite the challenges, they emerged victorious because of boldly going an extra mile.  They are the paragon of hard work, perseverance and determination by whom newbies in the field can look up to. NorthPine Land hopes that their triumph will move them and more sellers to keep their eyes on the prize this 2018. 


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