It’s been quite an eventful year for many and now that 2019 is coming to an end, it’s the perfect time to slow things down and keep up with the happenings outside of work. After dealing with hectic schedules and overwhelming challenges that come with our jobs, we all deserve some downtime from the hustle and bustle. From a new song you can sing during the holidays to a new book you can read, here’s a round-up of the latest events in the lifestyle and entertainment scene.
Moira Dela Torre wowed us with her first-ever Christmas original Yakap, which touched the hearts of many with its lyrics and the festive cheer it brings. “This song was a collaboration between me and my husband and it was inspired by how Christmas has always been my grandma's favorite holiday,” said the singer. Listen to it here!
Laureen Uy, Mimiyuuuh, and Chesca Kramer are stepping up their skin care game in three easy steps. They make sure to stay hydrated, watch their diet, and give their skin a detox with the all new Safeguard Natural Detox series made with 95% natural ingredients that brings out a microfoam, lifting dirt, germs, and sebum from their skin.
Alex Gonzaga perked up the recently-concluded PamaskOPPO roadshow! The affair was made more fun and exciting not only with various activities and performances but also with big discounts and freebies.
Ariel brand ambassadress Regine Velasquez shared her top three tips for modern parents who have to juggle work with parenthood each day. “The toughest challenge I faced as a first-time mom is being able to balance my time mom is being able to balance my time between my work and taking care of Nate. I literally had to reduce my workload so I could give my full attention to our child and in keeping our household intact in terms of day to day errands, doing chores, laundry, and more! I’m sure most parents would relate to this,” shares the Asia’s Songbird, stressing the importance of learning through experience, incorporating fun and excitement in daily activities, and finding smart solutions to everyday problems.
A number of motorists and commuters were left entertained by fries glitches in the form of online ads as they braved the EDSA traffic. To their surprise, it served as their digital coupon for free Medium McDonald's fries, making it an enjoyable rush hour FRYday for all.
Looking for a new informative read? Made possible by the UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace, and Security initiated by the Center for Peace Education-Miriam College (CPE), and supported by the Royal Norweigan Embassy in Manila, a publication on the training process of WePeace’s women peacemakers has just been launched. The book titled At The Frontline: Women Peacekeepers in the Philippines was written by project officer Arlyssa Bianca Pabotoy with the help of editors Jasmin Nacario-Galace and Anna Dinglasan for the organization that looks to explain gender-responsive peacemaking and peacekeeping to a wider audience.
The G2E Asia at the Philippines Conference Program was held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). With the themes “ASEAN Market Perspectives, Opportunities, and Threats” and “Beyond Gaming,” event attendees took part in an expo and educational conference as well as the G2E Asia Matchmaking Program for one-on-one business connections and the G2E Asia Privileges Program for access and amenities to senior-level executives, buyers, and decision-makers in ASEAN gaming and entertainment, paving the way for networking opportunities for everyone.
The staff of top beauty and wellness booking app Cutiefy, headed by CEO Suzanne Lopez, brought joy to those in need at Carlos L. Albert High School’s outreach program titled "Munting Handog sa Kapaskuhan." They reached out to a total of 50 less privileged families in Brgy. Santol, Sto. Niño, making sure they get to feel the spirit of Christmas in their hearts. Watch the highlights of the festive event below!
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Being the culturally vibrant epicenter it is, Poblacion was the perfect spot to launch the newest, most-talked about concept bar by Heineken. Inspired by its iconic drink, this world-class creative space not only redefines Manila nightlife, but offers a world-class space perfect for creatives and guests alike.
For the first time in the Philippines (and just in time for the holidays!), KITKAT has opened its own chocolate factory at SM Megamall! Called Chocolatory®, you can create your own experience and taste exclusive KITKAT flavors handcrafted by expert chocolatiers. To keep with the Filipino Christmas spirit, KITKAT is also launching special edition Pinoy-inspired creations—namely Mango Graham and Ube, Quezo & Saba. Chocolatory® is also be available on Grab Food from December 18 to 25.
The very first Levi’s Print Shop was launched at SM Makati, offering customization for as low as P999.50 for shirt and printing services. Fashion enthusiasts can incorporate a personal touch on their plain tops with the help of a stylist that can help them personalize their outfits. They can even choose from a wide range of options, making the entire process one to enjoy!
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