Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gary V: On Higher Ground at Music Museum

GARY V opens the summer season with a series of 8 concerts at the Music Museum, marking his 29th anniversary in the industry and the 25th year of his company Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc. Stricken by Type 1 juvenile diabetes for 30 years now, this unmatched performer has been a shining beacon of inspiration in the country and he remains complication-free and still, on top of his game.

Gary has consistently inspired his millions of fans through his craft as a singer, musician, songwriter, video producer, dancer, actor, musical arranger and a multi-awarded television host/performer for 9 years on the undisputed top-rating musical variety show, “ASAP.”

After visiting typhoon victims in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan for UNICEF, Gary V jumpstarted the year with a new segment on “ASAP 2012” entitled “With Love: Gary V” – a spin-off of his platinum CD under Star Records and his much-talked about television special which aired seven times on ABS-CBN and MYX in 2011 and twice on The Filipino Channel. The segment features Gary as he showcases stories of love, forgiveness, redemption, and faith while he sings songs that celebrate the beauty and goodness of humanity. “With Love Gary Valenciano,” the CD compiles the soap opera and movie theme songs which he performed and recorded for ABS-CBN and Star Cinema. Just this March, Gary, together with the ASAP team, flew to Cagayan De Oro to shoot a video with a courageous flood victim for his segment.

 All these efforts let led to “On Higher Ground,” a fundraiser for UNICEF and the Shining Light Foundation, two faithful partners dear to Gary V, who has been National Ambassador for UNICEF for 14 years now. In his stellar career, one of Gary’s most celebrated corporate relationships was with Coca-Cola with whom he had a contract for over ten years. Two years ago, he was tapped to launch their refreshing product, Real Leaf, and this year was invited again to record “Tuloy Ang Happiness” the 100th Year official anthem of Coca-Cola with Sarah Geronimo and Someday Dream, with powerful appearances at the Gala Night at Makati Shangrila as well as the “Concert Ng Bayan” at SM MOA last March 26.

 The country is excited for Gary’s much awaited return to the silver screen via an upcoming movie under Straight Shooters Media entitled “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” which he will star in together with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Eugene Domingo, Sam Concepcion, and Ogie Alcasid. He has appeared in 13 films for Regal Films, Seiko Films, Viva Films, and Star Cinema.

For his concert series at Music Museum, fans can look forward to witnessing Gary V in his best element as he performs his greatest hits as well as some of today’s hottest chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown favorites. Fans can also expect groundbreaking and pioneering technology and excellent audio-visuals through their corporate partners Videosonic and Soundcheck.

“I’m very excited and at the same time a bit nervous because we have come up with new routines and a lot of surprises for this series,” says Gary. “I am particularly excited for our opening production number. It will be awesome. I really hope it works the way I envisioned it.”

Gary V will be performing with two world-class musicians, Awit Awards 2008 Best Female/Best New Female Singer Julianne and Juan Miguel Salvador, formerly of Rage Band and now the musical director of Authority, which represented the country in the 2005 Global Battle of the Bands in London.

“Gary V: On Higher Ground” happens at Music Museum on April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27; and May 9 and 10. The show will be for the benefit of UNICEF and Shining Light Foundation. The show is supported by ABS-CBN, MYX, Smart, Soundcheck, Videosonic, Gold’s Gym, Aficionado, Coca Cola, Goldilocks, Lee, Universal Records, Star Records, Studio V, Essensuals Toni & Guy, Fernando’s, with media partners: Radio High 105.9, Crossover 105.1, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Tambayan, Magic 89.9, DZMM 630, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Business World, People’s Journal and People’s Tonight.

 “Gary V: On Higher Ground” will be directed by Gary and son Paolo Valenciano with Musical Direction by Mon Faustino. Tickets are priced at Php 3,500.00, 2,500.00, 1,500.00, 1,000.00, and 500.00. For tickets contact Ticketworld (891-9999), Music Museum (721-6726; 721-0635), and Manila Genesis (706-2170 to 71; 0915-4975225; 0908-8871397).


Monday, April 2, 2012

Kipling: Celebrating 25 Years of Bag Happiness with its Biggest Bag Collection

What we bag, we become. Kipling just turned 25! Yay!

 You might wonder why would a full-grown woman like me would carry a bag with a plush furry monkey dangling and hanging off it? Well, it's pretty simple. I'm a Kipling baby.

I believe Kipling makes exceedingly good bags and the quality is amazing. That's why there's a lot of fakes now, trying to imitate the original. So you would need to be a keen collector to be able to spot fake Kipling bags coming from China and Thailand. Kipling bags come with dangling iconic monkey keychains usually in the form of plush furry monkeys that have names. You'll know it's fake by simply looking in the monkey's name tag position and its face. Fake China-made Kipling monkeys have their name tag sewn to their body while the originals have them sewn on the underside of the monkey's left arm. Oh and fakes have really visible and ugly stitching too!

Here's a quotable quote for you guys: "Love is like a Kipling bag. It's hard to find the real one." :)

So here's a stern reminder for you guys; please make sure sure to buy the original & genuine Kipling bag. Why? Because fakes have no warranty, product guarantee and breaks easily, usually after being used thrice.

I recently attended Kipling's 25th anniversary celebration wherein they showcased their biggest bag collection to mark Kipling’s 25th successful year in the global retail industry. Presented at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, the event was deluged by bag enthusiasts who loved each piece of the collection.

The lovely host and birthday girl, Andi Manzano! Belated Happy Birthday Andi! :)
Regarded as one of Belgium’s most iconic fashion pieces, Kipling was inspired by a number of renowned factors that give it its distinct edge.

 "With a monkey discovered in Asia, an innovative nylon treatment from Europe, a bold attitude inspired by America and the name of an indisputable British legend, Kipling is without a doubt one of Belgium's most successful fashion exports," says Isabel Van den Broeck, marketing and communication director worldwide for Kipling.

 "From new stores in Asia to the beaches of Brazil, we continue to create lifestyle essentials to brighten women's every moment, from working days to bright nights and special gatherings to chance encounters. Design at Kipling has stayed hectic and eclectic - and we wouldn't have it any other way," adds Van den Broeck. Kipling presented its Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which included bags from the Basic, Basic Travel, Sweet Me, My Valentine, Vintage, Gorilla Girlz, City, City Business, 25 Years, Back to School, and Working Life line. Each collection is perfectly designed to adapt to the lifestyles of today’s discerning women travelers who want no less than quality, functionality and style in their travel pieces. Kipling also prepared a number of cool games like Spot the Monkey, Kipling for Keeps and Pair It! plus loads of great prizes and surprises.

 A highlight of the event was a fashion show that underscored the new collection’s brilliantly-colored Kipling bags. Kipling’s 25th anniversary celebration included teaming up with 8 artists of different nationalities for a special bag remix project with the motto: Play! Each image tells a story embracing Kipling’s spirit of being fun and clever using Kipling’s blue and red Classic bags---a statement that fashion is too fun to be taken seriously.

Kipling Art M in Blaise Print  
Kipling College in Denim Blue           
Kipling Harajuku in Block Orange
Kipling City Business Morelle in Navy
Kipling Oristo in Black
Kipling Urasoen L in King Print
Kipling Fairfax in Grape
Kipling Reth in Cafe Latte     
Kipling was founded in 1987 and was inspired by Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book. Over the years, Kipling has evolved beyond its original roots of providing high quality backpacks suited for the adventures of daily life into a distinctive, global brand offering a range of carryalls for a variety of lifestyles.

The eight featured artists include Sarah Illenberger of Germany, Rankin of the UK, Paul Graves of the USA, Alex Salinas of Belgium, Javier Mariscal of Spain, Vincent Gapaillard of France, Li Wei of China and Prince Lauder of Mexico.

Spotted on the event! Go look!
Reema Chanco and her hubbykins
Azkals' Anton del Rosario

Fashion icon, Laureen Uy
Kipling bags are really hip and stylish! It’s no wonder a lot of people have fallen in love with Kipling bags and its iconic monkey.

In fact, more than 35 million people around the world now own at least one Kipling bag. Kipling is available online at zalora.com.ph and at SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Megamall, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, SM Cebu, Robinsons Place Ermita, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Makati, Landmark Makati and TriNoma. To know more, visit Kipling Philippines on Facebook and get to find out more exciting news from the lovable monkey through kipling.ph.

 Thank you, Kipling, for giving me one of your adorable and fashionable totes. :)

Why is everyone looking at me so weird? I was just monkeying around! :)
Aside from monkeying around, did I mention I love my Kipling bag? Haha Yup, I do and my daughter adores it too. Like mommy, like daughter. Kipling babies indeed! :)

Now why don't we go and add some color to our day by wearing one of these hip Kipling bags. :) Will tweet later. Tata.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time to Get Saucy with Kenny Rogers Roasters' New Saucy Roast Chicken

So I hear it's National Cleavage Day in America. Actually, it's a trending topic in Twitter. Hmm.. must be the breast day ever. :) And they say it has been extended until the end of the year! Haha I may only be ever so slightly jealous but my cuzzo is positively neon green with envy. He's wondering why it's only in America and why do they have the best holidays ever?! Yeah, he's a guy, that's why... and he said the last time he touched a breast was in a healthy plate at Kenny Rogers Roasters! :)

So in honor of National Cleavage Day, we're celebrating it with some saucy roast chicken breast from Kenny Rogers.  I guess it's okay to get caught staring and drooling over chicken breasts today huh? (No pun intended.) o.O I'm pretty sure this is the right time to get saucy with Kenny Rogers Roasters' new Saucy Roast Chicken.

Apparently, roast chicken is just not the same without some sauce. At Kenny Rogers Roasters, it is easy to find the perfect match for your chicken breast. The best part being, you do not have to stick to one.

With Kenny’s new Saucy Roast Chicken, diners have more reasons to enjoy the number one roasted chicken in Asia ...with three new sauces to savor and to die for.

The Big Three! Cracked Peppercorn Sauce, Sweet BBQ Sauce, Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Each sauce compliments the Saucy Roast Chicken differently. Infused with the flavors of pepper and fragrant garlic, the new chicken flavor is best enjoyed with any of the three sauces that could make dining an immeasurably enjoyable experience.

For that extra bite, Cracked Peppercorn Sauce,  flavorful gravy dotted with cracked black pepper,  is perfect; while diners who dig the taste of the distinct sweetness of barbecue, would choose Sweet BBQ Sauce in a wink. Extra yummy!

It would be a ‘sin’ not to try Creamy Mushroom Sauce, which is a creamy savory gravy peppered with mushroom bits. It's my favorite! You can also get extra sauce for only P15. :)

“These delightful chicken and sauce matches are our delightful gifts to foodies. It's a new set of pleasant surprises for our guest. There is no easier way to put it. It’s definitely another way of enjoying the unique Kenny experience,” says Meggie Bolinao-Jose, Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Marketing Director. Saucy Roast Chicken is available with Solo Plates, Group Meals, Healthy Plates and Combo Meals, and is available for dine-in, take out and delivery.

Seriously, this is the tastiest roast chicken I've ever tried. Sadly, this uniquely Kenny Rogers product will be available in all its restaurants until June 30, 2012 so visit your favorite branch today. Don't miss it!

Kenny Rogers Roasters would not be a popular choice for diners if not for the merry mix of side dishes that make visits distinctly pleasurable. Along with the new chicken flavor and its trio of sauces, Kenny Rogers Roasters has also launched three new side dishes you would easily fall for. 

“We expect diners to say ‘We’ve been won over’ given the many sides they can choose from but there is still a lot to be discovered at Kenny Rogers Roasters. There is no stopping us from surprising and delighting more guests. "We are cooking up a lot more for our guests so they can definitely look forward to more exciting dishes when they visit our restaurants,” muses Meggie.

 If good luck comes in 3s then this trifecta of offers is full proof... Mediterranean Pasta, Eggplant Pomodoro and Mashed Sweet Potato.

Actually, I'm feeling giddy today. Must be the Mediterranean Pasta, it's in tune with my tummy. :) It's a light but flavorful medley of premium pasta, roasted eggplant, olives, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese tossed in Kenny’s very own tomato vinaigrette!

Now say hello to eggplant Pomodoro. It's a fire-roasted eggplant baked with chunky, Italian-style tomato sauce, topped with parmesan cheese. One word. Yum!

Mashed Sweet Potato, a nutritional side with a sweet, buttery, and slightly creamy taste and aroma. If you want some healthy healthyhan side dish, then mashed sweet potato it is. :)

These new sides are available in regular and large sizes. Along with the Saucy Roast Chicken, these offers are available in all Kenny Rogers Roasters branches nationwide. Having the best roasted chicken is enough reason to visit Kenny Rogers Roasters. The new offers tell you why it’s thousands of diners’ restaurant-of-choice this summer.

Speaking of summer, hot weather is not a problem, that's if you know how to indulge yourself with a refreshingly delicious summer treat. And with that? Strawberry Froyo.

Who could resist the sweet delicious temptation of this strawberry froyo indulgence? Not me. Because I really love strawberries on my froyo. It is a perfect refreshing combination of sour & sweet. Kenny's Strawberry froyo is like a taste of happiness. It's like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. :)

Well I guess Kenny Rogers Roasters just hit the big three! Nothing is more astounding than this. I could go for some roast chicken draped up in some creamy mushroom sauce. It is calling my name right now.

So even if you're not in America and you don't get to celebrate the National Cleavage Day, you can still have some seriously good stuff this weekend with your whole fam bam at Kenny Rogers! Oh and don't forget to bring home some muffins! Can't leave KR without 'em! :)

Better yet, call 555-9000 for Kenny’s deliciously healthy delivery. For more details on Kenny Rogers mouthwatering food choices, log on to www.kennys.com.ph.

Wish you all a great weekend! TGIF! Stay saucy my friends! :)


Getsole Bloggers' Tea-Time: Get Sole'd Now

Getsole Bloggers' Tea Time
I attended the Getsole Bloggers' Tea-Time today at Chatime Eton Centris. It was a fashionably tea-rrific afternoon full of chitchats over a refreshing milk tea with Chatime's new products like flavoured fries and pepper salt chicken chops. Tons of fun! :)

The four iconic fashion blogging entities aka fashion bloggers and Get Sole brand ambassadors namely; David Guison, Kelly Medina, Aisa Ipac and Bjorn Bedayo,  have joined to release a brand spankin' new style, GET SOLE SHOES.

GETSOLE Supported David Guison and Lissa Kayahon’s styling workshop 

Brand Ambassador Aisa ipac w/ Erika Ongtauco of GETSOLE at Platform event -RONAC.

I believe that style is all about individuality and it doesn't need to have an expensive price tag. Get Sole shoes are the perfect footwear for making a bold and fierce statement while complementing a semi-formal or more causal outfit.

Whether you'll wear this pair for a few drinks with friends or for a more relaxed and dressed-down look at work, this is a great choice to complement any look. Great pair of shoes for summer too!

If you ask me why you should grab GET SOLE, my answer is so damn simple. It’s very  stylish, comfortable, super affordable, and classic... it can fit all your outfits all year round. GET SOLE offers 3 colors: Classic Black, Hip Brown and Gray tone. They are available in sizes 6-10. I love the classic black! It's the new black! Also, it is fashionably affordable at only 599.

Grab. thy Effortless. & Timeless. Shoes. that Offers. Life. super Extraordinary.  Get style and comfort! Get Sole'd now!

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But wait, there's more...  :)


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