Satchmi celebrated their special day with
free food, coffee, drinks, alcohol, music, and fun!

People were pouring from all directions for Satchmi’s Birthday! Photo © Shutter Panda Photography

September 26, 2015 — The Satchmi Store was packed to the brim for their 1st birthday. A celebration of Satchmi’s love for records, music, and the lifestyle they cultivate together with their community of friends and loyal customers.

It’s no surprise when we saw people pouring in from all directions to the store. When you step in, it’s as if you’re in another world separated from the mall itself. There was free food courtesy of Mr. Graham’s Sandwich Shop, their highly talked about Cebuano along with chips and dip filled everyone’s appetite throughout the event. In tandem was Mrs. Graham’s macarons straight from her cafe, specially made for the event complete with vinyl record designs and plating. Their Apple Pie Soda was also served during the party as well as Craftpoint’s Summer Sessions. All free aside from Satchmi’s esteemed third wave coffee.

It's been a year since the Satchmi Store opened its doors and they’re celebrating it the best way they know how: the ultimate birthday party happening! I’m so excited for September 26, but while we wait, here are a couple of things we hear you can expect at Satchmi’s Birthday Bash:

If you like steak but you're in a tight budget, no need to fret as Mati's Meat and Bread offers the best value for steaks at affordable prices.

Opened in October 2014, Mati's Meat and Bread is located at the new extension of Festival Mall which has a stunning view of River Park. The restaurant walls are made of clear glass giving it's diners a view of lush green landscaping.

Have you ever wanted to eat in a restaurant that serves good food but in a more casual setting? Let's be honest here, sometimes, all we want is just to enjoy the food and our family or friends' company. We want to just take a time off our busy lives and just chill.
Well, I'm happy to announce that's there a new restaurant and bar that would allow you to do such: none other than Salliano's Restaurant and Bar! They will open their home starting Sept 19, 2015 in the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, Marikina City.

I don't know about you but when I look for a place to eat, I would usually walk down the hall where most of the restaurants or fast food chains are to first check if there's an available seat. If there's a seat for me to dine in, I would then look at the menu to know if there's something I would want to order. Usually, that's just the two things I look at. However, it's quite different for Bigg's Diner in SM Lipa.

The country’s BIGGEST slip and slide event just got BIGGER this September as Slidefest Philippines partners up with the most caring sun protection NIVEA SUN.

During the recent press launch of NIVEA Slidefest held at Crimson Hotel- the most luxurious hotel in the South, friends from the media were treated to a quick look on what is about to happen on September 26 and 27!

The game-changing event that was launched just last summer is making a huge comeback this September. According to Slidefest Philippines Project Manager, Adrian Benipayo- We just cannot wait for the summer of 2016 to bring back our ginormous slides! Summer is definitely not yet over! We are looking forward to another weekend of fun, sun and pure happiness!.

It was my first time to attend a Cinemalaya Festival and it was also my first time to be at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. I really have no idea how it looks like inside and I didn't know what to expect to watch there. I was just really excited for the entire experience.

Year-round sunshine is just one of the many perks of living in a tropical country such as the Philippines. It almost seems like you can re-live your best summer moments everyday! 

And that’s exactly what’s going to happen on September 26- 27, 2015, in Filinvest City, Alabang.

Get pumped up as the biggest slip and slide event in the country becomes even bigger as Slidefest Philippines partners up with the most caring sun protection, NIVEA SUN, with NIVEA Slidefest!

This month, I have received different invitations and opportunities that helps me exercise my abilities and talent. I have received a lot of blessings indeed! And now, I have another blessing to tell you about: I have been invited to attend this exciting #Bloggys2015 Gala Night happening on the 21st of November, 2015 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig!

This will be my first time to attend a professional awards night so can you imagine how thrilled I am to receive an invitation from them?! If you're a blogger too and would like to be a part of this awaited night of real Filipino bloggers, you may reserve a ticket here: This is an invite only event so do hurry up to reserve a slot. Tickets are running out fast!

A month ago (August 12, 2015), the 65th branch of Krispy Kreme finally opened in SM Lipa. Krispy Kreme has been the leading doughnut Batangueños look for. Most of them would ask their family or friends who works in Metro Manila to bring a dozen when they go back to the province. I even know some who goes to Alabang just to purchase a couple of boxes to satisfy their craving.

A friend of mine, who is an employee of KK, told me that they give out rewards to the first 100 customers to fall in line. You can know more about the rewards here. I wasn't able to attend Krispy Kreme's opening in SM Dasmariñas before so I have no idea how it goes. I was very surprised how organized they were towards their customers in line.

I didn't know the that City of Dasmariñas celebrates Virgin Mary's birthday the way they did last September 8, 2015. I only found out about this prusisyon (procession) when I got off the van from Alabang.

This kind of processions aren't new to me as I've seen a couple in my dad's province but I've never seen a procession only composing different kinds of Virgin Mary's statues.

When I asked someone about it, she said that it's a yearly vow of the residents of Dasmariñas to bring their Mama Mary's statues to the church on her birthday, have it blessed and parade it for other residents to see. And I'm showing you a few of them:

Yesterday, a package from Sampleroom arrived in our home. However, I was away for a press con and only found out about the package earlier this morning. Even without opening the courier's pouch, I can already smell the scent of a soap and hair care product!

 Can you guess what's inside my #SampleRoomPH package?

Yesterday, I was one of the lucky bloggers to be invited by Mr. Adrian Benipayo for a very exciting event happening on September 26 and 27 at Filinvest Alabang: The #NIVEASlidefest!
It was held at Joya Function Room, 8th Floor of Crimson Hotel, Filinvest City Alabang. I thought I would be late for the event due to the stressful traffic here and there but it turned out, I made it just at the right time.

Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle.

In a click of a button, you can have full access to real time Traffic Livestream, locate and contact Emergency Locations and Hotlines and discover the historic capital of the Philippines at the tip of your finger with easy access to popular tourist destinations, restaurants and nightspots.

I was one of the lucky bloggers who were invited for lunch at Mati's Meat & Bread last Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Mati's is a subsidiary of Melo's Steakhouse which is known for their Certified Angus Beef. Mati's by the way will be turning a year older soon!

Mati's Meat and Bread caters to the yuppies and families that love steaks and other mouthwatering dishes. They have mastered turning a typical dish to something more delicious and special.

For someone like me who grew up abroad, studying Philippine History has been my fascination. It makes us understand that whatever happened in the past explains why our government or country is like this now. It teaches us to do the right decisions in the present and future time.

Let me ask you, what do you know about Heneral Luna? With all honesty, I have no idea of who he is aside from being a General. I think I know more about Juan Luna, his brother, than him. Basically , that's the reason why I wanted to watch this movie; to know more about him and his leadership.

'Ber months are here and you know what it means... Bazaars here and there! But did you know there's a new lifestyle fair in Manila that not only showcases great brands that speaks of creativity and passion, but also provides good entertainment and yummy food! This fair makes shopping experience more fun for both family and friends in a very cozy ambiance!

I'm talking about Spectrum Fair Manila which was organized by a beautiful mother-daughter team, Mrs. Pia & Ms. Alyssa Arellano.

With the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) should already be prepared to compete and cooperate not only locally but throughout the ASEAN as well.  One way of making them prepared is by utilizing the power of SAP Business One but where do you get SAP Business One in the Philippines?

Be Your Own Hero! It's a very challenging thing to do, isn't it? But we have to learn how to protect ourselves from crimes as it has been drastically increasing for the past months! It has gotten so worst that we can still be in danger even inside our homes.

We cannot always depend on authorities to protect us so we must find ways how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones at all times. Here's some of the tips I came up with: