PHILIPPINES, 30 April 2024 – K-Pop icon SEVENTEEN is back with a bang as they mark their ninth anniversary with the drop of their highly anticipated Best Album, “[17 IS RIGHT HERE]”. 

To celebrate this milestone release and honor their fans’ unwavering dedication over the years, SEVENTEEN has teamed up with Spotify - the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, to let listeners in on the fun with an exclusive array of bonus content. 

Having touched the hearts and lives of CARATs (SEVENTEEN fans) from across the globe, the group’s streaming numbers have soared since joining Spotify in 2016, tracking an average year-on-year growth of over 95%. Today, the group’s top markets on Spotify span the US, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore and Mexico - a testament to the power of their music in transcending regional boundaries, languages and cultures. 

Find Out 'Your K-Pop Persona' with Spotify!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

I don't even dance, but I said YES to a dance class yesterday at the 808 Studio in The Podium Mall for Spotify's 'Your K-Pop Persona' event! Anything K-Pop, I'm in!

Still a frustrated dancer! Where to learn at my age, hoho!

DIY Keychain In Seoul: Wappen Shop Ikseondong

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

While waiting for my friend, I spotted a wappen store in Ikseondong that wasn't as crowded as the ones in Myeongdong. It's a trendy activity for foreigners and even locals that I've been seeing a lot on TikTok.   

Although I thought it was a bit expensive, since I had nothing else to do and Ms. Dinna had also asked me to make two for her, I decided to go for it.  

The Wappen House is a nice place to go around, and the people manning the store are nice too!

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. πŸ˜…πŸ«ΆπŸΌ 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: