The Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) started yesterday, December 25. There are a total of 8 official entries and they are the following: (click on the titles to view the trailers)
1. Bonifacio: Gusto Mo Ba Sya Makilala?
2. English Only Please
3. Feng Shui 2
4. Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles
5. Magnum Muslim 357
6. My Big Bossing
7. Praybeyt Benjamin 2
8. Shake, Rattle and Roll 15
But the two movies shown in the cover photo above are, as they claim now, the top grossing movies for the MMFF 2014. And I have an argument for that.

This is my first sample from Sample Room; remember my first post about this? This is a full size lipstick from Colour Collection. According to Sample Room's description, this lipstick retails at Php 399 (US$9). I was only able to get this for Php 140 (U$3) because of the shipping cost. Great deal right?

the Packaging

I honestly love the packaging of the item from the box to the lipstick itself. The lipstick cap is tightly placed which is good, in my opinion, because it would really protect the lipstick when it's inside our bags. 

DISCLOSURE: This post was originally posted on December 25, 2014. I have just updated this post today (12-11-2015). The introduction part was changed and the rest remained the same.

Christmas is around the corner and many are looking forward different events such as Christmas parties, family reunions, etc. One of the awaited events in the Philippines is the Metro Manila Film Festival. This festival runs from the 25th of December to the first week of January in the following year and focuses on locally produced films.

I was able to experience it for the first time the past year and it was dreadful! The lines in both the ticketing booth and the entrance of the cinema are ridiculous. And from that first experience, I learned how to prepare. Now, I'll be sharing with you how to you can avoid these long ticketing lines.

How did you spend your Christmas day? Me, well, this is a snapshot of what I and my friend went through today to watch one of the Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) entries entitled Feng Shui 2.

We went to SM Dasmarinas Cinema and the line was crazy! I arrived in SM around 2:45 in the afternoon and the line for the ticket was already long. If you've been to SM Dasma, from the ticketing booth, the line reached up to SM Department store 3rd floor entrance. Almost across Max's Restaurant!

Lucky I own an e-Prepaid card and was able to purchase the ticket online! Saved us from the long, crazy line! Thanks BPI for this great card! (separate post coming soon)

Feng Shui 2 Review

The movie (Feng Shui 2) was more on the suspense; not that terrifying like the 1st movie. The 2nd Feng Shui was filled with shocking scenes and personally, I was satisfied with that.

The other day, I was able to watch Safe Haven movie at HBO. I've seen the book and the movie poster before but didn't really have the time to grab a copy or see the movie. Thanks HBO!

Anyway, I was particularly interested to watch because Josh Duhamel is in it. I'm a big fan of this dude and I watch most of his films not because I'm a fan. Let's make this clear, I became his fan because all his movies are great! I watch his movies because he's a good actor and his movies have great stories therefore making me a fan. Did it make sense?

Back to my review...

Because both my parents are abroad and I'm the only child in the family, I expected I'd spend my Christmas eve alone. Thank God I have my uncle with me. 

I felt quite jealous to see photo posts from friends in Facebook showing their complete family. But after looking down at the food, I quickly realized how fortunate I am to have something to eat even though my parents couldn't share it with me. Why? Because not everyone in this world is fortunate as we are to have these kind of food in their tables for Christmas eve.

Christmas is about Jesus, family, gift-giving and joy. Let's not forget that it's also a time to be grateful for the little things we have. Together, let's count our blessings and be thankful to our Creator.

Merry Christmas everyone!

For months, I have been struggling with my Asus K43S series. It became slow and it casually shuts down. That was why I really waited for Christmas just so I can ask my parents to buy me another laptop as their Christmas gift.

Initially, I wanted to ask for a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. However, after knowing how much it costs, I searched for other alternatives and well, I believe this Asus Transformer (Asus T100) would do the job.

I came across a post in my newsfeed from someone I was very close with before and it was about his clients being stingy. The Facebook status and our comments are as follows:

Good bye to my colorful polka layout which I had for years! It's about time to freshen up my blog with a simple theme.

If you're a regular blog (using desktop view), you might have already noticed. I bought this template from Kay Luxe Design.

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when I came across FashionTV's post about Barbie dolls wearing famous brands. I find this a very cute way to showcase what kind of style the brands are known for or what their current fashion styles are about.
Honestly, I'm not a fan of Pinoy (Filipino) horror movies because I find it corny because it's usually the same old stories but when I first watched the Feng Shui 1, I loved it.
The story was different from the typical horror movies. I was actually convinced about the bagua that I immediately removed ours right after I finished watching the movie! Haha. That was how great the first movie was.

As a fashion online seller, I need to invest on a lot of things to make my service easier and make me more productive. A sample investment would be mannequins.

Last Saturday, I had my midterm exams. My friend and I agreed to get our race kit for Color Manila after my exams. She brought her boyfriend with her for me to meet. They were going to eat at Dads Buffet for dinner and I was just invited to join them.

This is the second time I get to eat in an eat-all-you-can restaurant. The first one was in Viking Mall of Asia. It was a different set up for Dads because you can actually choose whether to go for Saisaki or Kamayan. Kamayan are selected specialties of the country’s regional cuisines; the widest array of premium Filipino dishes while Saisaki is the breakthrough Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, offering an abundance of over 60 sushi choices; delightful repertoire of Japan’s most popular palate treasures. We chose both so we paid the Dads rate.
What if I tell you that you can WIN a SONY PLAYSTATION 4 this Christmas if you play Fiesta7? Isn’t amazing, right? How about if I tell you that there is an APP-GIVING- PRIZES-FOR-FREE that is already out in the market? It’s not a scam and it’s for real!

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This coming Saturday, December 20 '14, we will be having our midterm exams for both my class with Ms. Mariel. One of my subjects with her is Product Development and we have to not only memorize but understand by heart the different types or the variety of style features in a fashion product. No clue what I'm talking about? Let me show you what I'm studying right now.

Here are the style features per category or item:

I have heard about Sample Room years back but never really paid attention because I'm not really into beauty products but being in the Fashion industry now, I have to know and try out beauty products.

To give you a background, Sample Room is a sampling site that banks on the power of free product sampling. Their slogan is "Try before you buy" so consumers can see and try out the products in person first before buying the original or full sizes of the products especially for newly released or not yet recognized brands.

I believe it's because of social media especially Instagram and smartphones which lead people get into photography. Everyone seems to be taking photos, right?

Few years back, the DSLR cameras became a trend. It's like a must have camera for every family. But because of smartphones, a lot have discovered how it can already do the job. Like for an iPhone, it already has a reliable camera even for low lights! I guess this is how the mobile lenses came about.

I had my first Cafe Mary Grace meal at Trinoma when I went for Bianca Gonzalez's book signing. I was happy to see from the menu that they have a seafood pasta. I thought it would be like the usual seafood gambero I eat but it was different.

I ended my November wonderfully because I was invited to attend Bianca Gonzalez's book launch at Trinoma! It was such an honor to meet her.
Photo grabbed from her Facebook page
To give you a background, Bianca Gonzalez (now Bianca Gonzalez-Intal) is the Editor-at-large  of Meg Magazine, she's also a morning show host, a lifestyle columnist of The Philippine Star (newspaper), an endorser and a lot more! Then now, she's an author! What a superwoman!