TREALVA at Midlands West: Eco-centric living weaves breathable spaces in harmony with nature

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Residential property developers are acknowledging the need to integrate  eco-centric living in their masterplan, a concept that is emerging as a non-  negotiable lifestyle principle for a growing number of individuals aspiring for  a healthier relationship with the world around them.

(Artist’s perspective of the community) In a world transformed in countless ways, individuals seek out unspoiled destinations to reconnect with their origins. Trealva, nestled in Midlands West, serves as a shining example of this pursuit for tranquility and serenity.

Boracay Food Trip 2024

All the food we had for this very short trip! There were so many vegetarian options, and we loved being able to try out numerous local restaurants during our stay! 

Sometimes, I tell myself that I go to Boracay for the eats, lol. I used to diet (huhu) prior to a Boracay trip back in my youth, because our agenda was to take pics and party. Gone were those days! I am actually looking forward to the Boracay trip to actually swim and fill up my belly, haha!  

Here's our food list for the 3-day trip; it may seem simple, but the Ginataang Gulay from Two Seasons was actually my (and dad’s) favorite. 😅🫶🏼 We had a free breakfast buffet in our hotel, so that's minus one meal to think about in a day. Yet, my sister and I agreed that we haven't eaten this much in our day-to-day lives! It's like we're having five meals a day during this vacation, haha!

Los Indios Bravos


samosas and chicken goujon

First stop in the island! I like the food, but the service made this visit worthwhile. Servers were friendly, we chatted with them and asked them about what's new in Boracay. Resto has an air conditioned / indoor area perfect for my senior parents. Mom said the chicken fingers were good. Also enjoyed the falafel (not in photo) with refillable hummus.

Mango Mama


mixed mango-coco & black rice

The fam LOVED this! It's mango sticky rice with a twist. Perfect for the hot weather, but we wished they have comfortable dining area so we can enjoy the dessert more.

Two Seasons 


four cheese pizza, oyster sisig, lechon kawali, ginataang gulay

The classic! THE OG when you visit Boracay! We were supposed to eat here when we arrived, but as always, the resto was jam-packed. We arrived early for dinner at around 6pm, and were seated right away. WORTH IT. Hindi padin nag bago the taste, super sarap padin. I also ordered ginataang gulay for a change, and it was also so so good!

Sunny Side Boracay


vegan chori burger, champorado

My Ate's fave! That's why we made sure to dine here during this trip. We had drinks and champorado first, then chilled and ordered lunch nadin. As always, food is GREAT! View is also beautiful. This is at their new Station 1 branch.

Ice Flakes Boracay


Mango Coconut, most recommended on my IG story survey

The most recommended food when I asked for recommendations on my Instagram Story! True enough, this bingsoo is goood! A bit on the pricey side, but worth it naman ang lasa.

True Home Bistro


perfect ambiance for dad’s birthday

After having really good food the past meals, food here is just okay. Nothing mind-blowing. Love the ambiance though, it was quiet and homey. Perfect place to unwind for our last night, also dad' birthday dinner.



tempeh kare-kare, vegan sisig, beetroot strawberry smoothie (sarap), fresh buko tart

Hours before our transportation for the airport arrived, we took the e-tric to Station X. Dined here because they have so much healthy options. The Tempeh Kare-Kare is an interesting and healthy alternative to the usual that we know. They even served it with vegetarian bagoong. We also had vegan sisig, which is made of mushrooms and tofu. Also yummy, and super bagay with the black rice. Their smoothies are must-try, too!

The perfect solution for acne-prone skin

Monday, April 15, 2024


Hyaloo Pore Repair Collection is Your Acne-Prone Savior 

Having an acne-prone skin can have an impact on our confidence and self-esteem. But thankfully, there have been many advances in skincare to offer solutions for whatever skin issues we might have. One of them is Hyaloo which offers the new Pore Repair Collection, the latest innovation from the Korean skincare brand, that’s rich in Hyaluronic Acid (HA). 

HA is a naturally occurring humectant found in the skin, with an impressive ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. This means it plumps up skin, leaving it feeling more supple and hydrated, while simultaneously creating a barrier that prevents moisture loss. But the benefits of HA don't stop there! Studies have shown it can also reduce inflammation, a key factor in acne breakouts.

However, for truly acne-conquering results, we need something more. Enter Hyaloo's Pore Repair Collection, the latest innovation from the Korean skincare brand known for its gentle yet effective dermatologist-tested formulas. 

This collection harnesses the power of Hydra-BHA technology, a unique blend of:

  • 4x Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers intense hydration and plumps skin.
  • Salicylic Acid: A beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that gently exfoliates, unclogs pores, and fights acne-causing bacteria.
  • Ceramides: Strengthens the skin's barrier, preventing moisture loss and irritation.

Here's how the 3 products in the collection work together to transform your acne-prone skin:

Hyaloo Pore Repair Foam Wash

This pH-balanced cleanser gently removes excess oil, dirt, and impurities, leaving skin feeling refreshed and calm. Its exfoliating properties unclog pores, visibly reducing acne and redness.

Hyaloo Pore Repair Deep Hydrating Gel

This lightweight, oil-free gel moisturizer is perfect for oily skin. It absorbs quickly, providing intense hydration without clogging pores. It's even gentle enough for use on both face and body!

Hyaloo Pore Repair Matte-Finish Water Cream SPF 50+ PA+++

This non-comedogenic water cream provides broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving a greasy residue. It's perfect for daily use, even on sensitive skin, and leaves your complexion looking matte and shine-free.

Hydration is an essential to any acne-prone skin type’s skincare routine and Hyaloo is here to be your “hya-mazing” best friend. Hyaloo paves the way for clear pores by promoting balanced, clear, and healthy skin through deep hydration. Hyaloo’s Pore Repair collection treats your skin with the gentle care it deserves, while providing potent ingredients to combat acne. All products in the Hyaloo Pore Repair range is vegan, cruelty-free, and fragrance-free.

Ready to say goodbye to acne and hello to hydrated, balanced skin? Shop Hyaloo's Pore Repair Collection exclusively at a Watsons and SM Department Store near you, or online at Hyaloo’s official Tiktok, SHOPEE and Lazada flagship stores. 

Follow Hyaloo on social media by checking the hashtag #HyalooPoreRepair and the handle @hyalooph on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.

The transit-oriented developments of Vista Land promote convenient Metro Manila living

Friday, April 12, 2024

A recent traffic index study revealed that Metro Manila has the slowest travel time among 387 cities in 55 countries. According to TomTom International, which evaluates cities around the world by their average commute, fuel costs, and carbon dioxide emissions, it takes 25 minutes and 30 seconds to travel 10 kilometers in the capital region, which affects the overall quality of living and economic output—and the environmental stability of the metro. 

Kizuna Heights Ideal for students and young professionals, Kizuna Heights is a transit-oriented development that offers easy access to transportation hubs along bustling Taft Avenue.

How Kim Seonho captured the hearts of K-drama fans

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

In partnership with UFC Mixes, South Korean actor Kim Seonho’s colorful and flavorful fan meet is drawing closer and we are counting down the days to his much-awaited return, the Seonhohada way! 

With his natural charm and scene-stealing performances, anyone who comes across any series he stars in is sure to fall head over heels for the Hallyu star; here are Seonho’s top 5 most <Color+Full> roles that won the hearts of many and should check out before we see him again IRL:


Let's talk about K-Beauty! KCC and KTO host first-ever K-Beauty Hangout event

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office (KTO-Manila), in collaboration with Jenny House, AMOREPACIFIC Philippines, and SM Aura, is thrilled to announce its first-ever beauty event, “K-Beauty Hangout”, scheduled to take place on April 12, 2024, located at Level 3, Atrium, SM Aura.

Beauty enthusiasts and industry insiders alike are still buzzing with excitement following the culmination of Beautycon 2024: Journey Into Beauty, held from March 20-23, 2024, at the SMX Manila Halls 1 and 2. This event was powered by the top beauty retailers of the Philippines: Watsons, SM Beauty, and LOOK At Me. This four-day extravaganza exceeded all expectations, solidifying its status as the premier beauty event of the year.

Unlock Your Ultimate Summer: Win an all-expense paid beach trip for the gang with Maya!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

No summer plans yet? Maya, the #1 Digital Bank, is dialing up the heat with an offer that's too hot to handle. Say hello to Maya's Hot Gang Summer, your golden ticket to a summer filled with sand, sun, and endless fun! 

Imagine this: you and your squad, basking in the glorious sunsets of Boracay or Palawan, without spending a peso. Sounds like a dream? Well, Maya is on a mission to turn that into a reality. With our all-expense paid beach trip extravaganza, your summer fantasies could be a Maya transaction away. 

Every year, Filipinos look forward to the Holy Week as a time to reflect and reunite with their families and loved ones. May it be to participate in religious activities or go on a much-deserved vacation, every Juan should have a comfortable air travel experience.

BEAUTYCON 2024: Journey Into Beauty is the BIGGEST beauty event of the year!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

March 20 to 23, 2024 promises to be the most important dates for all beauty lovers across all ages with BeautyCon 2024: Journey Into Beauty–the biggest beauty event of the year brought to us by Watsons, SM Beauty, and LOOK At Me!

Discover So MUCH Fragrance At SM Beauty

Saturday, March 09, 2024

The afternoon of March 7 was filled with olfactory delight, as the SM Mall of Asia Atrium transformed into a fraghead’s dream scenario with flower installations and fragrance booths showcasing every imaginable scent. SM Beauty’s valued guests, including chosen key opinion leaders in beauty, were able to interact with and enjoy the premium fragrance lineup.


Friday, March 08, 2024

Cebu Pacific passengers are in for a special surprise as the Philippines’ leading airline rolls out another round of seat sale as it celebrates its 28th birthday today.

Brittany Corp. is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan to bring its distinct brand of developments to premier tourist destinations, where discerning homebuyers and investors can indulge in a refined, bespoke lifestyle.

Brittany lets you bask in the luxury of an idyllic, serene lifestyle.

Clara Benin, Lola Amour, and DJ Margachi Light Up Yellow Cab's Best Ever Pizza Party!

Monday, March 04, 2024

 In a fusion of flavors and rhythms, Yellow Cab's held its Best Ever Pizza Party capturing the essence of great music and even better pizza! 

The event, held at the Papa Bear Area of Bonifacio High Street, in Bonifacio Global City, was a spectacle of taste and sound, headlined by some of the Philippines' most talented artists: Clara Benin, Lola Amour, and DJ Margachi.

Cebu Pacific Celebrates 28th Anniversary with Seat Sales

Friday, March 01, 2024

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the country’s leading airline, is the gift that keeps on giving as it launches a series of seat sales for the whole month of March in celebration of its 28th anniversary.

For most urbanites, nothing kickstarts a productive day faster than caffeine. It stimulates dopamine, a chemical in the brain that is responsible for pleasure, motivation, and learning. It is no fluke, then, that students and professionals flock to cafés for a quick energy boost, especially during midday slumps or on all-nighters when staying awake and alert is a must.

This is why the Villar Group of Companies further capitalized on Manila’s caffeine culture with the official launch of Coffee Project Co-Lab. Their latest coffee venture was launched on January 29, with Manny Villar, Villar Group chairman, as well as Camille Villar, AllValue Group President and Chief Executive Officer, presiding over the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Coffee Project Co-Lab was envisioned to be a haven for all manner of coffee enthusiasts, conducive to both productivity and leisure.

Golden Haven, a prominent name in the Philippine memorial industry, announces the successful completion of its newest innovation—the Comprehensive Center for Death Care in Las Piñas City. Following a meticulously planned series of launches, Golden Haven now presents a spectrum of services through the Center for Death Care, where customers can avail of holistic solutions for all funeral and memorial needs.

Golden Haven completes its newest innovation, the Comprehensive Center for Death Care in Las Piñas City, which aims to offer customers holistic solutions for all funeral and memorial needs.   

Addressing Teeth Grinding: The Importance of Night Guards

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

 I recently discovered that a dental concern needing immediate attention is my teeth grinding. Unaware of this habit because I've always had my own room until I shared one during travel, my friend's discomfort in sleeping beside me brought it to my attention. Initially feeling there's no solution to this, assuming stress and anxiety were the main causes, I eventually visited my dental clinic and learned about the significant impact of teeth grinding (and why I shouldn't just ignore it).

Visited Affinity Dental Clinic in One Bonifacio High Street Mall for my night guard:

The beautiful interiors of my dental clinic in BGC

A few weeks ago, I found myself heading to a nightclub--which I haven't been going to in years. What excited me then was seeing one of the WOOGA Squad members (a group of friends of famous South Korean actors and K-pop celebrities, including Park Seo Joon, Park Hyung Sik, Choi Woo Shik, Peakboy, and V of BTS).  

Anyway, what I loved about this event is that the venue was very intimate; we partied to K-pop songs in a bar setting, and I also met fellow Korea enthusiasts. Everything was fun, good vibes, and chill. I wish we had more events like this in Manila so we fan girls can all hangout together!

Sharing the pictures sent to us from the VIP Party of Airplay Manila. We played this trivia game where every time we got a correct answer, we also had a chance to take pictures with the guest artists! I just save and dropped all the pictures where I am included lol in this post so it's easier to look back on this day in the future hehe!

South Korean actor Kim Seon Ho is returning to Manila, Philippines, as part of his 2024 Asia fan meeting tour. The event, titled "Color+Full," is set to take place on April 13, 2024, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena

Privé Alliance Meets B.I” Meets Manila

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

South Korean singer-rapper Kim Hanbin, better known by his stage name B.I, is set to take over the runway to meet his Filipino fans with global fashion brand Privé Alliance on March 4, 2024 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

ENHYPEN, SHOWNU X HYUNGWON, STAYC Lead Spotify's K-Pop ON! Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Spotify is celebrating a decade of its K-Pop ON! (온) playlist, which has been instrumental in introducing K-Pop to global audiences since its launch in 2014. 

ENGENEs from across the country came together at New Clark City for the highly anticipated ENHYPEN WORLD TOUR ‘FATE’ concert, with Samsung Philippines and its Galaxy S24 series adding to the excitement. 

Watsons Expo 2024: A Gateway to a Healthier Lifestyle!

Friday, February 02, 2024

Watsons, the leading health, wellness, and beauty retailer, is hosting the Watsons Health and Wellness Expo 2024 at SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 1-3 from February 1 to 4, 2024

Yesterday at the opening of the Watsons Health & Wellness Expo 2024!

Getting banked with Maya is your ticket to all-year-long travel in 2024!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Maya, the #1 Digital Bank in the Philippines, is kicking off the New Year with an exhilarating opportunity for its users to jet-set around the world throughout 2024. It’s a Happy YOU year, as users can experience the thrill of winning unlimited flights for the entire year just by saving, spending, investing, or borrowing with Maya. 

Here are the exciting things in-store when you get banked with Maya: 

 Swifties, get ready to board flight 5J 1989 to see #TheErasTour in Singapore! 

Photo with Taylor Swift on her last concert in Manila for the Red Tour!

Samsung Philippines is partnering with the global K-pop group ENHYPEN for the ENHYPEN WORLD TOUR ‘FATE’ IN NEW CLARK CITY, featuring the Galaxy S24 series. Samsung aims to be the ultimate partner for K-pop fans in the Philippines, offering exclusive content, experiences, and promotions. As the exclusive partner of the ENHYPEN concert on February 3, Samsung Philippines will provide fresh concert content shot with Galaxy devices and an exciting booth activation at the event.

From February 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines is simplifying visa application documents for certain categories of applicants. The simplified requirements apply to the following groups:

Planning a Spring trip to Korea? This might be your chance for "easier" visa application!

When a professor’s son is killed without consequence, she will go to extraordinary lengths to exact her revenge in Wonderful World, a new Korean drama coming March 1 to Disney+.  

Amaia Wins Best Emerging Residential Developer at International Finance Awards

Monday, January 29, 2024

Amaia Land was recently honored as "Best Emerging Residential Developer in the Philippines" at the International Finance Awards 2023. Amaia Land, the affordable residential arm of Ayala Land, has made a name for itself in the past 13 years by making quality homes available to middle-income Filipinos. 

Aside from its standard 2-storey townhouses in Amaia Series Nuvali, Amaia has also made available a limited number of 3-storey townhouses with a floor area of 100 sqm. 

Vista Land’s premier condos launch big-cut units

Thursday, January 25, 2024

For the longest time, condominium homes have been commonly regarded as tiny, compact living spaces that are either a boon or a bane to their dwellers. A small studio-type condo unit may seem like a boon to career-driven individuals whose highy mobile lifestyles leave them little time to maintain their living quarters. On the other hand, space restrictions are a bane to those who like to entertain friends and host gatherings at home.

Homeowners and guests at The Spectrum, Vista Shaw, Laureano de Trevi Towers, and Wil Tower will have upscale amenities at their disposal.

Manila Gears Up for Airplay: Grab Your Tickets to Witness PEAKBOY, HYESUNG, and DAUL Live!

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Airplay In Manila, scheduled for February 3, 2024, promises an evening of beats and electrifying performances by the AIRPLAY CREW, featuring South Korean artists PEAKBOY, HYESUNG, and DAUL

Emerging Filmmakers Shine: Puregold CinePanalo Festival Awards Grants to 31 Finalists

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival recently unveiled its finalists and introduced the directors at a press conference at the Artson Events Place, Quezon City.

The festival aims to support both established and emerging Filipino filmmakers, showcasing compelling narratives that reflect the resilient Filipino spirit, collectively known as Kuwentong Panalo

The National Museum of Korea is presenting an exhibition titled "Endless Landscape: Digitally Reimagined Korean Art" at the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. The exhibition, running from January 19 to June 29, 2024, showcases immersive digital videos featuring reinterpretations of traditional Korean paintings. This initiative is part of the National Museum of Korea's Overseas Korean Galleries Support Program, aiming to expand the reach of Korean culture globally.

Endless Landscape is a beautiful way to get to know Korean culture, history, and art

I am guilty of neglecting my dental health since the pandemic happened. But I am changing that this 2024! I promise to give my teeth more importance as I am experiencing serious tooth issues.

My basic dental resolution is to have regular cleaning. By regular, it meant going back every 6 months (and not just yearly or so hehe). Honestly, I am not really afraid of dental clinics, but I wasn't keen on visiting either because it would often take up my day. But then recently, I discovered Affinity Dental Clinics' Airflow Prophylaxis. It's a new 'cutting-edge dental innovation that makes teeth cleaning procedure pain-free, FAST, and of course the most important: EFFECTIVE!

Tried Airflow Prophylaxis for the first time at the Affinity Dental:

Samsung Launches Exclusive SLBS Stray Kids Collection

Monday, January 15, 2024

Attention STAYs! Dive into the ultimate Stray Kids experience at the Samsung Experience Store in SM Megamall, where Samsung has unveiled the SLBS studio in collaboration with the global sensation Stray Kids!

Avida Land excitedly announces the official unveiling of “In Her Future Memories,” a stunning mural artwork and winner of their recently concluded South Park District Mural Design Competition.

The eye-catching colors of “In Her Future Memories” invite lovers of art from all over the country to appreciate its beauty in person.

Redefining Naughty and Nice at the Durex-mas for All, Pleasure for All Year-End Party

Saturday, January 06, 2024

As a bold testament to empowering personal pleasure, Durex Philippines hosted the Durex-mas for All, Pleasure for All: Naughty and Nice Year-End Party at Ugly Duck, Poblacion, Makat last December 15, 2023. The night is a resolute declaration of Durex's dedication to cultivating a community that not only revels in individuality but also the empowerment of personal pleasure and the nurturing of meaningful connections. This gathering encapsulated the very essence of Durex, celebrating uniqueness, exploration, and pleasure. 

Marina Summers, Drag Queen Performer