Friday, June 29, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #41 - CRUMPLED PAPER

Now where should I start? There's so much in this post that I'm having a hard time what to talk about first. There's the look, my being an O.C. person, and then there are these awesome gadgets (2nd photo)… Blah, blah, blah.

Interested? Keep on reading… Please? (Insert Puss In Boots' pleading eyes here)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FILA X ATHLETES IN ACTION RUN FOR SCHOOL ROOMS

FILA and Athletes In Action (AIA) joined forces to bring the biggest advocacy run to help raise funds for the rehabilitation of classrooms in Iligan City, which were badly hit by Typhoon Sendong back in 2011. It is through an event held at the FILA store in Robinsons Galleria last July 7, 2012 where the partnership of the brand and AIA for this worthwhile cause was formally launched to the online media.

FREEWAY x LEVI CELERIO

This Fall, Freeway has officially gone galactic with one of the most loved form of art and the universal language of mankind, Music. Freeway is excited to feature its first National Artist for Music in the Series, Levi Celerio.

Get ready to fall head over heels with Freeway x Levi Celerio National Artist Collectors' Series Fall 2012! (see the rest of the collection after the break)

FREEWAY X LEVI CELERIO LAUNCH

Last June 4, 2012 marked the launch of Freeway's 7th installment of its National Artist Collectors' Series and for the first time ever, Freeway honored the country's National Artist for Music in the well-loved series.

In the past years, the series featured National Artists Nick Joaquin, Ang Kiukok, Jose Garcia Villa, Ramon Valera, F. Sionil Jose, and Vicente Manansala. For the Fall 2012 Collection of the National Artist Collectors' Series, Freeway is featuring the works of National Artist for Music, Levi Celerio.

Held at The Row, Glorietta 5, Freeway gathered both fashion and music enthusiasts, media and bloggers, and the family and friends of Levi Celerio to celebrate the life and works of the Filipino music prodigy. (more photos after the break)

JOCKEY LAUNCH @ ARIA CUCINA ITALIANA

Jockey® launched their latest lines of underwear (Women's Shapewear Collection, No Panty Line Promise, Sport Microfiber) at Aria Cucina Italiana last May 22, 2012. Knowing that Jockey® is a men-centered brand, I was expecting to see a lot of fellow male bloggers there but no... I think I was 1 out of 3 guys who were there. The rest? Beautiful ladies. Who am I to complain?
Me: meh
The event was hosted by Issa Litton...

A DINNER WITH TOMS

One for one. If one person buys a pair, one person in need will get a pair too! That is the Toms' advocacy.

Toms held an intimate dinner a few weeks ago at Nolita (High Street) and at the same time, present where their "One for One" advocacy has gone so far.

A short video presentation of the actual shoe distribution was shown. I am looking forward to that day that I will be able to take part in the activity and be able to hand out a pair of shoe and see a person genuinely smile with happiness! (more photos after the break)

7 FOR ALL MANKIND SPRING 2012 LOOKBOOK

Guys! Are you ready to be blown away by 7 For All Mankind's Spring 2012 collection? I was and now it's your turn! Check out 7 For All Mankind's Spring 2012 Lookbook and my top picks here!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #40 - LA DOLCE VITA

I am the most camera conscious person in the world. I don't do wacky shots. If I do, people will just ask "wacky na yun?" Well that's just me. I don't even want to be caught dead donning an ugly face! But these past week went by with blessings (both professional and personal) blowing my way left and right. And on top of that, I have the sweetest girl friends (yes, I have a lot!). So allow me to entertain you with my wackiest faces. Opo, wacky na 'to. All together now… inhale… exhale… and say "haayy… this is the sweet life." (more photos after the break)

Monday, June 25, 2012

INSTAXED! #18 - REG RODRIGUEZ

You know her as the Rocket Girl. Ana Gonzales calls her as her better twin. I call her as the Victoria's Secret Model of the bloggers. Why? You should see her photos from her recent Singapore trip! (It's on her Facebook account. Shh…)
Taken at SMX, after the Bench x Lucy Hale launch.
Speaking of Singapore, Reg is semi-migrating there this July. Sad, I know, but that's life! YOLO (haha!). I guess this is her living what she wrote on her blog about herself "…will one day travel and change the world." She's also the associate fashion stylist and co-owner of Peace Love & Fashion. All I can say is "Go get 'em Rocket Girl!"

Reg Rodriguez of Hey Rocket Girl - Peace Love & Fashion / Victoria's Secret Model Blogger
Instaxed! As Inspired by RJ Roque

PS: Watch out for my Bar Dolci post where I got to spend and end the afternoon on a sweet note with Reg and my girl blogger friends.

BOOKS + TEA = PARTY!!!

Are you a fan of books?
Are you a fan of milk teas (especially those of Moonleaf's)?
If your answer is yes and yes, then it's time to partea!!! Sorry, can't help it… Hehe
Moonleaf is having a bookswap + bazaar + tea party at their Maginhawa branch this June 30, 2012 and I'm inviting you to come and let's have some geekin' grand time! And then let's have some tea!

The Bookworm Brigade is in partnership with Global Shapers by Anna Oposa and we too can help the cause of education by bringing in educational books that we can donate aside from the non-educational books that you want to give away!

You can also swap your books with fellow bookworms or even sell them at the ceiling price of php100 per book.

If you want to get updated or if you have a suggestion in mind, visit The Bookworm Brigade's official PAGE.

Tea you there! Ooops, I did it again...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

KATSU FOR 25

Yabu held an exclusive dinner for the most influential online peeps last June 12 NOT to celebrate Independence Day (well, partly) but to enjoy the latest menu selections The House of Katsu has to offer.

Sumptuous food + good company (with good looking people) = recipe for a successful night of food indulgence (or pigging out in my dictionary).

Now what you are about to see (starting with the first photo) might overwhelm you with intense cravings for the ever famous Katsu of Yabu and please, don't fight it. Resistance is futile. Enjoy!

Friday, June 22, 2012

FREE HEADPHONES FROM RAY-BAN!

Ray-Ban is giving away free headphones for every purchase of sunglasses to the loyal shoppers of SM Department Stores! Grab this exclusive offer until July 15, 2012 only!

Participating SM Department Stores:
  • SM Makati
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North EDSA
  • SM Marikina

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GLOBE TATT AWARDS 2012 ROCKEOKE NIGHT

Today is the last day of voting for the raddest of 'em all in social media for the Globe Tatt Awards 2012 and if you want your favorite online personality to win, click HERE.

Time flies really fast 'coz it was just last June 13 when the nominees were announced at 7th High (Bonifacio, High Street) where aside from the announcement of the nominess, the guests were treated to a night of music and a rocking Rockeoke challenge (that's rock+karaoke for you babe)! And guess who won a Swatch watch (from THIS post) by joining the challenge and rocking his heart out? Well...

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #39 - PINSTRIPE POSSE

There's a lot of pinstripes involved in this photo set obviously (even the walls would agree!), but where's the posse?

Ah, who needs 'em when you can get away by looking like a member of one minus the guns and the boredom of uniformity? Anyway, if ever I was involved in one, I'll be the chief. And I'll be looking like this!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MULTIPLY BLOGGER'S PICKS (+GIVEAWAY)

Ahm, hello! I just want to make an announcement. I'm part of this month's batch of featured bloggers on Multiply! Who am I with? Well...

...I'm featured alongside with THE David Guison...

…and the awesome, Eden Villarba! Wow, what an honor!
"I pretty much put on everything that I like as long as it will make me feel and look good." Yep, that would be me and I also love to spend! There's something about spending that makes me feel good especially if the items that I'm buying is something that I really, really like! And speaking of items...

…here are my picks at Multiply!

Online shopping has never been this fun and easy! And by using an eGC, you can also buy and avail discounts! Here's how:

After choosing the item, place your order by clicking the "BUY NOW" button.

Click on the "Proceed to Checkout" button.

Look for the "Discount Code" box and type in the promo code and then click the "Apply" button.

In this purchase, I used a Php500 eGC that's why I only paid Php229 for the item! Delivery charge included!

Easy right? Now, I'm giving you the chance to experience this fun way to shop at Multiply! I'm giving three (3) Php500 eGC to 3 lucky readers! All you have to do is fill up the Rafflecopter form below doing the following steps:
1. Follow @ShopAtMultiply on Twitter
2. Follow @PaulThe PRGuy on Twitter
3. Like The PR Guy page on Facebook
4. Tweet this " I love @ShopAtMultiply and @PaulThePRGuy coz they are giving away a total of P1,500 eGCs #MultiplyBloggersPicks" (You can do all these steps in the Rafflecopter system below)
Don't forget to leave a comment on this post with your Full Name, Twitter ID and email address ok?
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest is open to Philippine residents and will run until June 23, 2012 only. Good luck and happy multiply shopping!

BEAUTY WITH HEART

Picking up from my last post, The Body Shop recently launched their Beauty with Heart campaign. They also presented their latest brand advocate - activist, model and actor, Lily Cole.

Lily Cole is The Body Shop's first ever global brand advocate. Lily is refreshingly honest, human, and upfront about how she thinks the world could be a better place. Find out more as Lily offers a glimpse into what makes her tick and why she chose The Body Shop and vice versa. Read on to understand Beauty with Heart...

Monday, June 18, 2012

BODY SHOP "BEAUTY WITH HEART" EVENT

I seldom say no to women-centered events that I get invited to because:
a. If you're a guy, there's a big chance (obviously) that you'll be surrounded by a lot of women!
b. You're special (lol). I mean how many guys are invited to beauty events anyway?

The Body Shop's "Beauty with Heart' event is something that I can't let pass because:
a. It's Body Shop! I like the brand.
b. I'll be seeing my favorite female blogger friends.
c. I know that i'll be treated "differently" or special! Either.
Tried this. I think this is the only guy-friendly activity at the event. Not that I'm complaining though...

THIRD RAIL SYSTEM FOR MY iPHONE

My life (and that of my iPhone's) is a little bit easier now because of the Third Rail System which I got just recently.

Aside from being able to charge my phone anytime and anywhere wirelessly, my iPhone never looked this slick and sexy before!

Introducing... the Third Rail System!
Third Rail System: Slim Case for iPhone 4, Smart Battery, User Manual, micro-USB Cable and USB Adapter Cable

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #38 - THE DOCTOR IS OUT

Growing up, I wanted to become a doctor.

And then I discovered I'm scared of blood. So much for my ambition in becoming one.

I have relatives who are actual doctors and they are all based abroad. If I went the same route (minus the Hemophobia), this is how Dr. Chuapoco will look like...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

WELCOME TO THE NEW LIFE

Muji recently held a fashion show of their latest collection for 2012 last June 8 at their Bonifacio High Street store. Now what will you get if you put in the top-notch styling prowess of Cecille Van Straten and Melvin Mojica plus the artistic and creative directions of Robby Carmona and his team and mix it in the big bowl of Muji goodness? Pure awesomeness!

Read on as Muji welcomes you...


JOHN VARVATOS (PART 2)

No rest for the weary!

Well this is more of like "No rest for me" 'coz I 'm too excited to post my conclusion of my John Varvatos Fragrance Collection feature. Tomorrow is Father's Day after all. I figured you just might need some help in figuring out what to give your dad by then. There's still time you know…

Warning: I-must-buy-these-awesome-looking-perfume-bottles-pronto! inducing photos ahead. Do not resist temptation.

JOHN VARVATOS (PART 1)

Father's Day is tomorrow already and here I am still trying to give out advices as to what you can give your dad on his day! But why limit Father's day to just tomorrow when you can make him feel special anytime and any day of the year? Or at least until you have enough savings to get him this scent? I swear it's all gonna be worth every cent 'coz this will last him until the next Father's Day!

Introducing, the John Varvatos fragrance collection...

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #37 - EDUCATION FIRST

Education first.

Ahem, I'm not the poster child for this statement because I myself never got the chance to finish school! I bet you didn't know that about me… eh?

If you want to get to know more of me or at least that of my educational attainment, read on!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BENCH/DIMENSIONE X DAPHNE OSENA

"I believe that home fragrances are just as important as personal scents. It is the final touch in creating a well-dressed home" - Daphne Osena-Paez

True enough to those words, Daphne - in collaboration with Bench, recently launched a line of home fragrance in three different scents created to suit different moods. I was able to smell all three and I can't wait to share my nose's experience with you guys! You wanna find out more? Just keep on reading… And oh, there are also cute (and whimsical!) chairs here!

TITANIA - MADE FOR MEN

Father's Day is just four days away! Aside from love, you already thought of what to give your dad this Sunday? Here's a suggestion: Keep on reading. Maybe I can be of help.

Monday, June 11, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #36 - IT ALL GOES BROWN

I don't know where I'm going at with the title but I kinda like the brown color palette on me and I must say that I'm hooked with anything "earthly" lately. Have you seen THIS by the way? Keep on reading 'coz I have some cool brown stuff ahead that I'm sure you're gonna like!

I'M SMILING 'COZ OF ORACARE'S NO STING FORMULA (WINNERS)

Here are the winners of my "I'm Smiling 'Coz Of OraCare's No Sting Formula" contest. Click click to find out if you're one of them!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

DAPHNE OSENA FOR BENCH/DIMENSIONE LAUNCH

Is there no stopping Bench? Just when you thought that they reached the highlight of their 25th year by bringing in the ANTM models and a back-to-back collaboration with world renowned fashion designers (in the recent Fashion Week), here they are again with another offering that I must say was surprising in the sense that it was at the least of my expectations. Who would have thought that Bench is now targeting our homes for their continuous domination of the Filipino lifestyle market? And this time, they've partnered with none other than the Philippines' Home and Lifestyle Icon - Daphne Osena-Paez, for the latter's furniture line 'Daphne' which is now available in Dimensione (Bench's sister brand) and a line of home fragrances which is available in Bench.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #35 - EARTH

Inspired by red clay, sand, and mud.

The following shots were taken the day after Bloggers United 3 (yes folks! I still went out the next day to go to an event instead of resting) and just like the title, my body felt like it was trampled upon like the earth. I was sore in different places and I was on a wincing-fest every time I lifted my arms up. Anyway, I'm all good now.

FYI: Earth (coincidentally) and Kelly were with me when these shots were taken.
Location: Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ARIA CUCINA ITALIANA'S SECRET

I know, I know you had your lunch already and right now might be contemplating what to get yourself during your break this afternoon but here's something for you to consider next time you go out for a lunch date or meeting.

I'm sure you know Aria Cucina Italiana. No? It's at the 30th St. Corner 7th St. Bonifacio High Street Central! I particularly like their salads as much as I like the color red. If salad is a color, then Aria Cucina Italiana has my favorites.

Let me share to you "Il Nostro Segreto." The secret behind Aria Cucina Italiana's authentic Italian cuisine and why people keep coming back for more...
With all that was said and done in the video, I particularly like the last part where Chef Marino said this:

"Here in Aria Manila, the family comes to spend time together, sitting, and enjoying our restaurant and generally feeling they're at home." - Chef Marino


Secret or no secret, the one thing that would make me come and eat over and over again at Aria Cucina Italiana would be that warm feeling of "family" and "home" the place has which most restaurants lack. The best tasting and authentic Italian cuisine? That's already a given.

Like Aria Cucina Italiana on Facebook HERE if you haven't yet and if you already experienced dining there, Aria Cucina would love to hear what you have to say HERE.

I'M SMILING 'COZ OF ORACARE'S NO STING FORMULA (FINALISTS)

Hi guys! Here are the finalists of my OraCare No Sting Formula contest!

1. Alwin Saculsan (@BOSS_ALWIN)
2. Alylie Saberon (@ASaberon)
3. Jackie Yunun (@jackiesangel8)
4. Janus Paul dela Cruz (@soul0019)
5. Joy Merced (@joyluck_614)
6. Mayla Lagrimas (@maymaxnin)
7. Sammy Samson (@sammiisamson)
8. Tsi Remo (@tsiremo)

Help the 2 of them (yes, not 3! I'll explain later) win by simply voting for their number on Facebook HERE. Of course, the have to LIKE The PR Guy on Facebook first before they can vote!

Sample entry: "The best OraCare smile for me is #9!)

The top 2 with the most number of votes are automatically the winners!

So how about the 3rd winner you might ask? Well, it's for the lucky voter! I'll be picking the winner via Random.org

Voting period will run today until June 9, 2012 at 11:59pm.
Announcements of winners will be on the following day, June 10, 2012.

Happy voting!

This contest is brought to you by OraCare Philippines and The PR Guy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #34 - MR. PHOTOGRAPHER

I take pride in my photos. THOSE where I'm not in it (of course, I'm grateful to those who took mine but I'm talking about something else here. Read: P A S S I O N). I'm considering a career out of photography actually and if things will push through this is how I'll look like while I'm in the zone…
(Just keep on reading because SM Accessories has some BIG announcements for you!)
Forever21 glasses
Hang Ten shirt
Topman cardigan
SM Accessories messenger bag
Topman jeans
Flying Dutchman shoes

Monday, June 4, 2012

WHAT I WORE - PFW HOLIDAY 2012

Hey guys! How's Monday treating you so far? Just want to share what I wore to the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012!

Special thanks to Stylebible for helping me document all of my 4 looks for the 4 days I attended PFW. Actually I attended 5! I just missed Saturday (Penshoppe day!) and my first look was not just Stylebible worthy. Hehe…

Day 2
Zara jacket
Topman bowtie
Muji shirt
SM Accessories belt
Lee jeans
Sebago shoes

Friday, June 1, 2012

MY LAPTOP HAS A NEW HOUSE!

Yes folks! I have a new bag for my laptop from SM Accessories! The most exciting part? It's just a fraction of a price of a tall frappuccino!