Monday, October 28, 2013

Audition at CHInoy Star Ka Na!

If you are Chinoy or Non Chinoys but can sing Mandarin, English and Filipino songs, this is the time for you to be a star! Open for male ages 16-25 and female ages 16-23 years old. The schedule for audition is on November 10 for Metro Manila at Lucky Chinatown, 10am for registration and 1pm for audition.

Pre- registration at the ff:
   1. Chinoy TV website/fanpage/office (Unit 1124 Tytana Plaza, Oriente St. Binondo Manila
   2. Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Manila University (Makati and loyola)
   3. Association of Chinese Filipino Schools in the  Philippines- 4th Floor. 410 Quintin Paredes St. Tondo  Manila- 241-2842.
   4. Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc. 2nd Floor, CKSC, 1274 Padre Algue St. Tondo Manila 
  5. Filipino- Chinese Orgs ( DLSU Englicom, ADMU Celadon, UP-CSA, UST COMACH )
  6.Lucky Chinatown Concierge

Contest Proper:

Stage1: Audition in Lucky Chinatown on Nov 10

Registration starts at 10am and audition will start by 1pm onwards.

Participants must prepare one Chinese song 9 2-3 Stanzas only and no need to sing the entire song

Stage 2: From 25 we cut them down to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, t0 5 and we picked the first 3 winners 


The winner will get a chance to get a recording contract from Star Records, an original Music Composition courtesy of Vehnee Saturno and many more! Cash prize of P50,000.00 grand winner,  the second prize will get  P30,000.00 and P20,000.00 for the third prize.

All participants will get undergo an audition on Nov. 10, 2013, 1pm at Lucky Chinatown and we'll be picking the Top 25. They will be trimmed to 10 and they will go through training in singing, personality development, Mandarin and etc. 

One contestant will be eliminated every week the 5 will enter the Finals Round. There Will Be 5 judges coming from the Music Industry and Chinese Community who will be judging the competition. GRAND FINALS will be on Jan 31, 2014.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PHILIP- Lifestyle Guy on TV5

As TV5 makes promising shows in the showbiz industry, another beautiful and inspiring lifestyle show from the said network will be aired  on October 27, 2013, Sunday, 11 am to 12 noon entitled: Philip- Lifestyle Guy.

Oh but wait, who's Philip?

Philip Abadicio has always been associated with the success of the products and brands he launched for his clients. As a PR practitioner, he established RPA & Communicate where he mastered the ropes of the lifestyle industry. It also brought out the friendliest and most intuitive side of his personality as captured on-cam in his latest quest as lifestyle TV host on TV5’s News channel, Aksyon TV. He adds color to the viewing experience with a lifestyle magazine and talk show on its second season called “It’s More Fun with Philip” every Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Philip – Lifestyle Guy will be visually appealing, culturally enriching, and gastronomically appetizing with the different segments in every episode such as Philip’s Finds, a showcase of the hippest trends, newest dining options, chill spots, fitness forays, and other fab finds in the metro. It is more interactive as the host gives the viewers a chance to sample the featured items by simply tweeting, sharing their comments on social media or texting. Phil-up! Is a segment where people from different walks of life would personally try the featured products or services. Even the bumper’s segments are hilariously smart, like I Saw the Sign, Whatchathink? Asking the audience on their thoughts about trivial questions and Weblog discusses news bits on the online lifestyle source,, of which Philip Abadicio is editor-in-chief.

Philip – Lifestyle Guy is directed by Dave Hukom and written by Yasmine Holes. You can also find out about the contests, winners and other announcements on their social media accounts: like Philip Lifestyle Guy on Facebook and follow @LifestylePhilip on Twitter.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Torn Between Three Hotties

Last time, my Ninang Joy invited me to go with her on an event somewhere in Greenhills. It was the Blue Water Day Spa Event held in Chili's Greenhills. There are lot of bloggers who are chatting with each other, saying hi and hello to another, eating some appetizers and sipping their drinks. Then, when the host of the event introduces the artist that they invited, I was shocked because a handsome and hot Fabio Ide is in the house!

Fabio Ide

He's very nice and approachable. I can say that even he's not a pure Filipino he knows how to interact with different nationality. 

As the event goes on, another shocking thing left me jaw- dropped, not just one but another two handsome and hot guys enter the resto! The Semerad Twins!

Anthony and David

See? Who can resist these handsome faces once you were with them? For me, little shyness and a touch of being Dalagang Filipina as well. They are truly Filipino in heart even they are not Filipino in blood.

Torn between Three Hotties :)

It feels like heaven being with them not because they are tall, handsome and hot guys but because they are kind, nice, and a true Filipino not by blood but by heart.

Friday, October 18, 2013

BDJ Fair: Make it Happen

Last October 13, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia, Belle de Jour Fair was held. I was one of the volunteers there who was giving loot bags and assisting people who went in the fair. Actually, I was an afternoon shift volunteer so I didn't see the opening of the event.

All pre-registered girls get to attend a talk and gain VIP access to these fun activities: Bungee Jump, Wall Climbing, Tarot Card reading and many more! 

Bungee Jumping

Wall Climbing

Tarot Reading

Loot Bags

BDJ Fair has many speakers who really give their best advice when it comes in beauty and fashion tips. Among the speakers are: Ms. Myrza Sison, Ms. Jill Ngo, Ms. Xeng Zulueta, Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner Up Venus Raj, Ms. Gang Badoy, Ms. Erica Paredes and Mr. Jigs Mayuga and Ms. Donna Cuna- Pita and Ms. Barbi Chan- Friebel. All of them advice our Bellas on beauty and fashion tips and held a question and answer portion too.

Ms. Jill Ngo teaching the belly dancing exercise

Ms. Xeng Zulueta advicing some make up tips

Talk with Ms. Venus Raj

Together with the free loot bags and free activities, they had a special fair day sale for their planners. 20% off on all planners and you can customize it once you purchase a planner.

After the successful fair of BDJ, they gave us also a free loot bag and a planner! The people behind BDJ are so kind and thoughtful. Even we're just volunteers they still keep on asking if we are alright. With their attitude, I realized that behind success is a good character. That's what BDJ team has.

Inside the loot bag and my free planner!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trajectories:19th Century Filipino Masters

Before the Freeway fashion show happened, we've got the chance to view the different masterpieces of our Filipino Artists from past 'till now inside the Eugenio Lopez Museum and Library. It was part of the Freeway event in relation to their National Artists Collector's Series, the works of Juan Luna, Filipino Master for Visual Arts.

Freeway held the event in Lopez Museum and Library that showcases a number of key pieces from their collection exhibition, Trajectories. Works of 19th Century Filipino Masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo will take center stage, together with works of conservatives Juan Arellano, Fabian de la Rosa, and Fernando Amorsolo as well as works by modernists Victorio Edades, Nena Saguil, Botong Francisco, H.R. Ocampo, and Fernando Zobel, just to name a few. Pottery from the Calatagan excavation, rare Filipiniana books, Philippine maps dating back to the 16th century, and early colonial Tipos del Pais prints will complete the exhibition.

Trajectories aims to examine the way the museum collection grew in relation to the strengths and tastes of the different people who directed the museum. Emphasis will be given on understanding how Lopez family members, who took the reins of the privately-owned museum and library, grew the collection into one of the most comprehensive Filipiniana collection accessible to the public.

First Map of the Philippines

Noli Me Tangere, Dr.  Jose Rizal

El Filibusterismo, Dr. Jose Rizal

Personal things of Dr. Jose Rizal

Calling Cards of Dr. Jose Rizal

Books and Works from Spanish Regime
Espana y Filipina, Juan Luna


The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8am-5pm.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Freeway Art: Filipino Master Collector's Series

Freeway, considered as one of the most innovative of local brands, is proud to present its latest historical collection. With its breakthrough National Artist Collector’s Series, the works of the country's most revered National Artists are immortalized through its fashion collection. 

For this Holiday, Freeway held an event last October 10, 2013 at the Lopez Memorial Museum in Pasig City. Freeway chose to honor a man whose works of art have stood the test of time and whose masterpieces still continue to live on in the hearts of many. This man is none other than Juan Luna, Filipino Master for Visual Arts.

It was definitely a grand fusion of art and fashion as the event was attended by several prominent figures from both ends such as fashion bloggers, art enthusiasts, critics, media and many more. Of course, the celebration of Juan Luna wouldn't be complete without the works of Juan Luna himself.

Campaign Photo by Freeway
Campaign Photo by Freeway

During the event, we were able to view his masterpieces inside the museum and the other Filipino Artists’ masterpieces. But the real highlight of the event was the exclusive fashion show! Guests including us were able to catch a glimpse of the first ever Filipino Masters Collector’s Series Juan Luna Collection as the 24 piece debut collection was unveiled, including a few shirts for men. The fashion show showcased highlight famous Luna pieces such as El Flautista, I am Cold, Una Dama Francesca, Espana y Filipinas, Fencing Positions, Rice Harvesting, Various Subjects and A Roman. Models worked the runway in shoes from Janilyn for the ladies and were glammed up by Piandre Salon for their hair and VMV Hypoallergenics for their make-up.

Truly, the event was something to remember not only historically but also an appreciation for fashion as Freeway shared another superb and historical figure for the entire art and fashion society to see. To know more, visit the Freeway Facebook page: or follow on Twitter and Instagram: @FreewayOnline.

Below are some product photos of Freeway:

Shortsleeve Mens Tee with Artwork by Juan Luna

Shortsleeves Dress with Artwork by Juan Luna

Shortsleeves Tee with Espana y Filipina by Juan Luna

Sleeveless Top with Various Subjects by Juan Luna

Sleeveless Top with I am Cold by Juan Luna

Sleeve Extended Top with I am Cold by Juan Luna

Horizontal Shoulder Bag with I am Cold by Juan Luna

Snaplock Travel Tray with El Flautista by Juan Luna

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Kipling's Collection

Kipling and supermodel Helena Christensen collaborated in forging a new, trendy and functional tote bags and pouches that feature the distinctions of its designers.

Supermodel Helena Christensen represented Denmark in 1986 Miss Universe pageant. She then entered the fashion world and photography, became a mother and a global ambassador for an international humanitarian organization. As she works and travels, her companion all through the years was Kipling. Thus, it was natural relationship with the brand you loved has blossomed into a professional collaboration.

These resonate in Kipling and Helena's collection; furthermore, captures every moments and important events in her life.

The collaboration between Kipling and Helena is indeed a perfect fit.  Helena relates “Kipling is a brand that I have used for so many years; it’s a part of my travel. Working with the design team has been a great eye-opener, understanding and appreciating all the elements to consider in order making a bag durable and long lasting whilst having true credentials in style and being fashion led.”

Check out the rest of the designs by Helena Christensen and Kipling for its Fall 13 collection this October. The Helena Christensen Collection is available in selected SM boutiques nationwide. Log on to Kipling facebook for more information.