March is the month to empower the strong, brave and independent woman in our lives. SM is all about lauding every woman from all ages, sizes, shapes, and background and this is the perfect season for SM Supermalls to join hands with Sm Woman for a celebration designed for women, by women in 68 malls nationwide
Last March 8, 2018 at SM Mall of Asia unveiled fun activities such as a fashion show to empower all women with summer shopping thrills, and great deals on their favorite items
For the whole month of March, SM Woman is giving ‘What Women Want” with the best of offers starting with up to 50% off on great selections, buy 1 get 1 deals, and gifts from participating brands. Also not to be missed is the 2018 Coco Cabana’s Summer Collection, featuring stylish swimwear and resort wear with hot trends fresh from the runaway. From hyper botanical, fund and flirty ruffles, classic black and white suites to sleep and sexy metallics, and suede numbers – all this when you shop at the women’s sections of the Sm store.
Exciting events in the malls include the much-awaited Women’s Sale on all Wednesday of March, where ladies can get up to 70% off on exclusive deals and fabulous finds every week of the month. While beauty junkies can go on a beauty spree for discounts and bundles on beauty must-haves, ladies can also indulge in pampering promos from beauty and wellness stores. There is also the Ladie’s Wellness Camp for tips and hacks from style gurus wellness, nutrition and fitness.
What is new this season is the digital promo of Sm Supermalls for everyone who wants to make a mark in the wonderful #WorldofWomenAtSM! In collaboration with renowned photographer Niccolo Cosme of Headshot Clinic, this project celebrates females who have made a difference in the lives of Filipinos through their chosen advocacies.
SM Supermalls is on the lookout for beautiful, strong, confident, fierce, and driven women who believe, support, and empower other women, standing tall amidst all challenges that come their way. Women from all ages, sizes, shapes, background, and profession are encouraged to join this women empowerment movement for a chance to win stunning prizes! Plus, winners will each receive a power portrait taken by Niccolo Cosme that will be acknowledged through an exhibit at Sm Megamall on March 22. Visit www.smsupermalls.com to know more.
It’s time to get #WhatWomenWant at SM Woman! March your way now to SM Supermalls because it’s a #WorldofWomenATSm this Women’s Month.
Earning money is no easy task, that’s why we take every chance we get to maximize our hard-earned cash and make it work just as hard as we do.
Many people may be unfamiliar with the term “financial planning”, but it’s really just a matter of putting your money where it counts. Life comes with its occasional uncertainties and it’s better that you’re prepared to handle those when they come up so you don’t dig into your savings in an emergency.
There are many ways to secure your money nowadays and it’s just a matter of choosing the right one that’s also easy to understand.
If you’re starting to think about making your money work harder for you, you may want to start investing in an insurance plan that safeguards you, your wealth, and your future at a budget-friendly premium.
For beginners in insurance, Life Ready Plus is a great starting policy. It’s BPI-Philam’s unit-linked product in the Wellness Series for any Filipino looking to get started in securing the future. With it, you’ll get a two-in-one protection and wellness solution at an affordable Php 2,100 a month.
Multiplying your money’s value
When talking about value for money, a unit-linked plan like Life Ready Plus is your best bet.
For one, it provides you complete life protection coverage as much as 30 times the annual premium, which can help you and your loved ones in the future during a time of need. You also get the option to add in riders–or additional benefits–to your policy to customize your coverage against life’s uncertainties like accidents, hospitalization, or critical illness.
The policy runs for an appropriate term, meaning you have it as long as you need it. The premium’s set at a really affordable price too so that in the coming years, as your needs for protection and coverage change, you can easily personalize your policy as your need dictates.
Aside from funding your life insurance, it also allots a portion of your premium into investments so you’ll have wealth being built steadily the longer you keep the policy. This way, you get to grow your money without even having to think about how to do it.
You don’t have to figure it all out on your own either—BPI-Philam’s financial experts are ready to assist you in any BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branch in the country.
Better health at no extra cost
Another great thing about Life Ready Plus being in the Wellness Series is now, it’s integrated with Philam Vitality–a rewards-based wellness program designed to give you perks for being healthy. You can also get an upfront additional coverage of 20% in your insurance plan through the program.
First, you take a health and fitness assessment to determine your Philam Vitality age, or the difference between your actual age from your bodily age–the closer they are, the healthier you are. The program then evaluates your wellness route to help you bridge the gap between the two ages.
From there, you’re on your way! As you take steps toward being more active and reach certain goals, your Vitality Status gets higher.
The higher your status, the more benefits you’ll have. Getting discounts to medical services, gym gear, memberships, and lifestyle services are all part of the total wellness package of improving both your financial and bodily health. You even get to receive up to 20% additional coverage in your policy in the succeeding years with no additional fee! All that just for being healthy.
Take charge and worry no more about your finances or your future. Being smart about your money doesn’t have to be a one-man job, BPI-Philam’s got a great team of trusty financial helpers on-site or online ready to help you out!
Want to know more about Life Ready Plus or any of BPI-Philam’s products under the Wellness Series? Go to www.bpi-philam.com and click on any of the e-brochures. Don’t forget to like and follow www.facebook.com/BPIPhilamOfficial to get firsthand updates on their products and services so you won’t miss out!
Team work is a dream work, I always hear this when I was still working in a bank. A great team work can help build relationships, foster leadership and bonding among team members and promote trust and respect. I always wanted to attend a team building staycation activity with my workmates but we were too busy to plan one. So when I attended Anne Purification and Maiko Dungo’s Ready Set Blog 2.0, together with my co-bloggers we were given a chance to have an overnight stay at Selah Garden Hotel.
The hotel looks simple from the outside hiding its beauty and amenities. The lobby was clean and well-decorated with wood carvings and you can see the dining area with its wooden table and chairs that is enough to hold a banquet.
The workshop event was held on the second floor function room. The room itself is big enough for thirty bloggers and is well-ventilated. Our dinner was served on their garden beside the pool and that is when this hotel unraveled it’s secret.
A giant swing was set up near the pool side plus a designated area for wall climbing. On top of the pool is a bridge for free fall and zipline.
I never experienced renting a dorm room because my school was twenty minutes away from my house. So when I first entered our room which I share with my co bloggers,I was quite amazed at the setup. It was a dorm type of room with five double beds mounted on the wall. A TV was mounted on the center just atop the door. All rooms has air-conditioned rooms and complimentary Wi-fi access. We have a shared shower and bathroom outside the room. Every corner of this hotel is well-designed and they have a gazebo for those who wants to meditate. If you look closely at the interior design you will see the solar-paneled roof. The hotel is 4-storey high and currently has 83 rooms
The lighting at the garden was so romantic, it was dimmed and we had a candle-lit dinner. The menu consisted of sweet & sour pork, tempura, fish, and black Gulaman as dessert.
We had a buffet and the menu selection was mostly Filipino dishes and my favorite was the Dilis and Salted egg.
The staff greeted us with warm hospitality . The staff was also attentive and polite even if I asked for an additional pair of slippers cause the one I have broke. They even gave me a plastic bag for my wet clothes , talk about great customer service. They also kept us entertained through the series of activities and even danced after our morning dip at the pool.
The hotel offers scuba diving lessons done on its infinity pool
High Rope activities
Tree-top activities such as wall climbing, Free fall, Descent, Multi Vines, Jacob’s Ladder and Broken Bridge.
The first activity was Zumba and then we were grouped into four to come up with our own dance moves and face off with the other teams. It was a fun experience as we get to be competitive and burn calories at the same time. Unfortunately I had to go home early because of a package that I have to receive, but the next activity was Charades and some prizes were given out.
Clique room- P800/pax
- with breakfast for ten (10) persons
- Air-conditioned room
- Complimentary WIFI access
- Welcome drinks
- Safe deposit box
- 24-hr room service
- TV with cable channel
- Daily Complimentary bottled water/pax
- Hot and cold shower with toiletries set
- 24-hr elevator service
- Laundry service upon request
How to get there
It’s a 15-minute walk from MRT Taft station. Adjacent to Park Square Pasay building
I highly recommend this hotel for team building or family outing. You don’t have to spend a lot to enjoy a staycation or go far to experience the resort amenities.
Blogging helped me build my confidence,impart knowledge about various topics and paved way for me to know people from different walks of life. I started blogging out of passion and to share my experience and my journey to a better version of myself.
These experiences have branched out as I cover different lifestyle events and travel opportunities. Learning something new like SEO and digital marketing has always been on my list. Good thing my friends Anne Purification and Maiko Dungo organized a whole afternoon event named Ready,Set, Blog 2.0. This event is a workshop for bloggers to know more on how to set up their blog, manage, link build and how to elevate your value as a blogger.
Some of my blogger friends like John Cueto talked about blogging 101 and Digital Marketing. Adae Ang discussed Personality Development.Cheryl Luis tackled Blogging as Business. While Zheyme Manahan shared some SEO tips. After the talks , Anne and Maiko gave a lot of raffle prizes and we also participated in their exciting games.
I won food GCs from Romulo cafe and Gangnam wings. All the bloggers who attended this event was given a certificate of participation. There was also the Best in costume contest which Claire Pajarillo won. This event was held at Selah garden with dinner and breakfast included as the hotel gave us an overnight stay. This event would not be possible without the efforts of Anne Purification and Maiko Dungo.
Thanks to all the sponsors who made all the bloggers happy.
Bravo Food Supplement for Men
Hyds Customized Cake and Catering
Music Museum Philippines
Romulo Cafe Philippines
The Thinking Cap Marketing
Jrams Coffee Bistro and Pastries
Gangnam Wings Philippines
Jung Monis Salon
Hop Inn Philippines
Social Media Intelligence and Publications
Allianz PNB Life Insurance
Gaius Pension Inn
The Selah Garden Hotel
Colors have an incredible power beyond the ability to beautify our surroundings, colors have the power to trigger memories and stir emotions. Color inspire our creativity and our expressions. Color communicate personal and universal meanings and represent a spectrum of personalities and identities.
Sm City North Edsa and Davies present a world where you not only see but also experience the power of color in new, exciting ways. Open yourself to a new dimension and discover universe of color like you’ve never seen before.
Celebrate and share your colorful encounters through photos. Set your mind free and get creative – this world of colors is yours to enjoy.
The features of ColorGram:
Shades of Gram
From colored walls, floors, art blocks, patterned corners and 4 uniquely beautiful rooms, this is Instagram paradise for your social media accounts.
Ball of color
They have three brand new giant ball pits and they have sure that these will just make your feed explode. Check them at the Annex, 4th floor.
Follow the QR codes and find out more about ColorGram or get a chance to win prizes!
You can also find four mood rooms at the event area.
What color are you?
What does your favorite color say about you? There are so many colors in the world as there are personalities – sitting in a spectrum of hot and cold, relaxed and intense, joyful and calm. In this room, we explore how the worlds of color and psychology intersect. Within this room. let the colors speak to you.
Use the QR codes to know more about the psychology of color and how you can apply them in your home with Davies Megacryl Semi-glass.
Larger Than Life
Inspired by music video of OK Go. Davies presents a colorful world that’s larger than life. Step in. A world of pastel fun awaits. Pastel colors are desaturated, mellow colors that play very well with other colors – giving us a soothing, friendly impression. The pastel trend in 1980’s when individually and experimentation was at its prime. Today, pastels are coming back to trend, as a way for young people to express their personalities through fashion.
In home and interior design, pastel colors remain a staple for creating comforting, welcoming spaces with just the right amount of character. Let your fun side shine with the pastel colors of Davies Megacryl.
How does color help form our perception of the physical world we live in? Explore and learn space perception in this room. Open the world of illusion and try not to trip. Watch your step! What you will see are simply three different color tones, set as faces of an isometric cube sequence – a simple device, and yet when used to full effect could trick the eyes, and therefore the mind. We perceive spaces around us using visual cues, enabling us to create an awareness of where our body is in relation to our surroundings. Each color tone used in this room corresponds to height, width, and depth cues – creating an illusion of 3D space in our mind.
Expand and transform your home and work spaces without worry with Davies Biofresh+ premium interior paint.
It’s A Material World
Enter a world inspired by contemporary installation art and open yourself to the challenge of finding your own create voice in this industrialized world. In this industrialized age, art is the synthesis of creativity and modernity. Contemporary art is no longer limited to paintings and sculptures or defined by style, but by an attitude that challenges norms and accepted traditions. Contemporary artist provoke thought and explore concepts through transformative use of materials – chalenging our ideas of form and functions, creating new spaces, experiences, and worldviews.
Balance functionality and imagination in your home with the vibrant colors of Davies Roofshield and Davies Sun and Rain.
Check out Davies events at Sm North Edsa on these dates:
Shades of Gram – March 5 – 22 at The Block Atrium
Balls of Color – March 5 – 31 at Annex Cyberzone L4
Color Qrza – March 5 – 31 at Color Gram Areas
JFK fragrances is an American inspired fragrance company that envisions to be the leader in the personal fragrance market in the next 5 years. JFK is the American owner’s initials which is also in celebration of John F. Kennedy. Its essential oils are sourced from the very best suppliers in France. Each product is carefully crafted & blended to delight customers.
Scotch, the world’s favourite whisky, will be celebrated across the globe on Thursday February 8th with a series of red carpet, star-studded events to mark International Scotch Day.
International Scotch Day is a celebration of everything that gives the world’s favourite whisky its unique character, flavour and personality – and invites adults everywhere to raise a glass of Scotch in celebration on the day. International Scotch Day is held during the week of the birthday of one of the world’s most influential Master Blenders – Alexander Walker, the son of John ‘Johnnie’ Walker who brought Scotch to the world.
This year’s celebrations will be bigger than ever, taking place in over 70 countries worldwide – and it started with a grand kick-off party at the Manila House Private Members Club’s in Manila last February 6, with Hollywood actor James Marsden and Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador Ervin Trykowski leading the festivities.
“Scotch has always been one of my favourite drinks and I’m excited to be in the Philippines to usher in International Scotch day celebrations with my fellow Scotch enthusiasts,” Marsden said.
“No other spirit can offer the same range of tastes, textures and flavours such as Scotch,” shares Trykowski. “Whether you already love Scotch or you just haven’t found the one for you yet, LoveScotch is all about exploring those tastes and finding the one that suits yours.”
To get guests started on their journey to finding their Scotch of choice, Trykowski hosted several tasting sessions to get guests acquainted with the smoky taste of Johnnie Walker Black Label, the sweet & honeyed taste of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, and the fruity taste of Singleton of Dufftown 12.
The versatility of Scotch also allows people to enjoy their drink any way they want it, and during the kick-off party, three of Manila’s best bars – Yes Please, 12/10, and The Curator – whipped up cocktails to prove that Scotch can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
LoveScotch is about getting the world talking, thinking and trying Scotch. On February 8 – and beyond, we invite everyone to join in, raise a glass and celebrate the world’s favourite whisky. People can participate by visiting their favourite bar and enjoying a Scotch with friends, or posting on social media using #lovescotch.
LoveScotch is extending the celebration this entire month of Feb with guest bartending shifts & bar takeovers, collaboration parties, and special offers in some of Manila’s top bars and retail stores – all to encourage everyone to discover & explore the different flavours of Scotch and find the one that suits their taste.
Share your Scotch discovery stories and get involved with the celebrations for International Scotch Day by using the hashtags #LoveScotch and #InternationalScotchDay. Don’t forget to check out the JohnnieWalkerPH page on Facebook for more details.
The LoveScotch campaign encourages those who choose to drink, to do so responsibly.
I recently got invited to an exhibit. As a photography enthusiast, I would like to see a collection that’s different from the usual subjects that I usually take pictures of. I am interested in taking shots of sceneries and people, I thought to myself that I would probably be adding architecture as my next subject the next time I hold my camera.
The gallery was opened yesterday, 8th of February and I attended with my colleagues in the blogging industry. Sure enough, the occasion was even more interesting upon the sighting of the doctor of the stars, Vicky Belo with her hubby Hayden Kho.
As part of SM’s Nationals Arts Month celebration this February, SM Supermalls invites everyone to Synthesis: an exhibit on Architectural Photography by Ar. Marc Henrich Go from February 28 to March 8 at The Upper Ground Atrium of SM Aura Premier.
Showcasing the harmony between two arts, Synthesis features both the talent of Marc Henrich Go, and the worksof renowned architecture and design firm Budji+Royal, underscoring the intuitive collaboration of creative minds.
A first-of-its-kind demonstration at SM Aura Premier, the evocative photos are set to indulge with meaningful spatial experiences of atmosphere and emotion through architectural photography.
A multi-awarded photographer, Ar. Marc Henrich Go is a talented lensman who has won numerous competitions and completed many international commissions. Specializing in architectural, travel, and commercial photography, his works have been featured in the covers and pages of major publications and magazines such as the Philippine Tatler, People Asia, Bluprint, and Cocoon.
He recently topped the January 2018 Architect Licensure Exam. Being both an architect and photographer, his approach is a fusion of both professions that enables him to capture the essence of architecture and design through his own extraordinary perspective.
Budji+Royal is design firm led by the visionary tandem of Budji Layug and Royal Pineda, who together conceived a Total Design approach where architecture, interior design, furniture, styling and landscaping are planned into an integrated whole, specifically for the unique needs of each project.
Our favorite creamy tuna filling in a crispy crust is the best partner for today’s hottest fitness activities
Jollibee, the Philippines’ number one fast-food brand, brings its customers exciting lifestyle activities partnered with the best on-the-go snack, Jollibee Tuna Pie.
Jollibee celebrates the first of summer by treating its fans to exclusive fun-filled indoor cycling classes. Indoor cycling, also called ‘spinning’ is one of today’s trendiest workout that utilizes high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on a stationary bike. The free sessions start with a quick Cycling 101 and other important tips and tricks on the bike to help prep participants for the intense workout.
The perfect partner to this fun workout? Jollibee Tuna Pie, of course! With its cheesy, creamy tuna filing, in a crispy golden pie crust, Tuna Pie is definitely the best post-workout treat!
Jollibee opens its free indoor cycling sesions on March 9 and 16, 2018, together with several fitness and lifestyle influencers.
Everyone can expect more fun and exciting activities with Tuna Pie this season.
Available for dine in, delivery, drive thru or take-out transactions for only P45.00 (solo), Jollibee’s Tuna Pie can also be enjoyed with a regular drink for P59.00 with a drink and another meat-less favorite, the Jolly Crispy Fries for only P89.00! Trio packs for sharing-or hoarding are also available for P130.00. For more information on Jollibee’s products and latest promos, like the Jollibee Philippines Facebook page and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.
*Prices may vary across different locations