Monday, July 20, 2015

Classic Savory: A rich tradition of serving timeless dishes, lasting memories


Filipinos from all walks of life love to gather around sumptuous meals with family and friends. This has been the raison d'ĂȘtre why a postwar restaurant serving timeless dishes would live on to become a favorite place for diners, who wish to bond and create special memories over hearty meals and great conversations.

Established by the Ting Brothers in the 1950s post-World War II era as a single establishment serving chicken and lomi in Escolta, Manila, Classic Savory is now one of the country’s most loved restaurant chains with 80 branches nationwide.

   Classic Savory is the perfect place to treat your family and friends to timeless gustatory treasures.


Wanting to introduce the eatery to young foodies, the second generation of Tings, co-founder Antonio Ting’s son Ramon, relaunched the restaurant six decades later, in 2007, and situated more contemporary looking outlets in major malls (SM, Ayala Malls and Robinsons). The third generation of Tings, Ramon’s nephews and nieces, would help run the business as well.

Since then, Classic Savory has become a popular hangout of families and barkadas who wish to satisfy their cravings for reasonably priced, feast-worthy meals.

Classic Savory Marketing Manager Dennis Ting said, “Classic Savory has a long and rife tradition of serving Filipino-Chinese gustatory treasures that have stood the test of time. We shall continue to provide excellent dishes that would serve as perfect backdrops for cooking up tasty memories created among family and friends, and all groups of diners for that matter.”

Not only for dine in or take out, Classic Savory also brings their delectable dishes to your home parties and office events via caterings and deliveries. It has in fact become the preferred takeout food in some offices and catered meals in several home gatherings.

A mix of classic and contemporary dishes

Each of Classic Savory’s time-honored signature dishes, which include the Savory fried chicken, lomi and pancit canton, has truly become a must-try among the restaurants’ new and longtime patrons. 

Tender, juicy and tasty, Savory Chicken is the quintessential centerpiece of many feasts where families and friends create special memories.


Lomi was the main dish that the first-ever Savory would serve way back in the 50s. Its hearty thick soup and tasty noodles aptly made it the standard for delicious lomi, then and now. Another noodle dish that is to die for in the eatery is its delectable pancit canton, which combines saucy noodles with a generous serving of freshly cooked veggies, seafood and meat.

The Savory Chicken, meanwhile, has been a favorite of generations of diners, with its mouth-watering goodness making it the ultimate comfort food. Just like what its tagline says, it’s tender, juicy and tasty! Made even more heavenly with its delicious gravy.

No wonder balikbayans make Savory Chicken a coming-home treat as they miss its unique flavors while abroad. It has also become a perfect centerpiece of several celebrations like birthdays, christenings, and even weddings.  

Aside from these time-honored classics, the restaurant also came up with new dishes that have been equally well-received by its patrons.

Relish appetizing courses like Lechon Macau, Crispy Patatim, Imperial Beef Tenderloin, Beef Ampalaya, Veggie Lumpia Fried, Chopsuey Con Lechon, Beer Battered Crispy Fish Fillet, Steamed Fish in Garlic, Shrimps Relleno and Crab Foo Yong, among other dishes. Not to mention delightful desserts like Almond Fruit Float, Black Iced Jewels, Pandan Fiesta Salad and refreshing drinks like Tropical Cooler and Blended Iced Tea.

Classic Savory seafood dishes

With its superb menu selections and welcoming store ambience, diners will surely find Classic Savory the perfect place to bond and share great dining experiences. Truly a classic that create long-lasting gustatory traditions and memories!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cute Printed Backpacks

I'm not really a backpack kind of person but one of the backpack brands that I actually like in terms of quality, price, and design is Jansport.

Since it's "Back to School" season, I tried browsing online for a cute backpack, which I can give to my younger sister as a gift. So I found these Original Jansport Superbreak Backpacks from Zalora and I love the prints! Made me think twice if I'll still give them to my sister haha!
my fave!!!

aztec print


peacock :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

And one of my best friends was crowned Ms. Philippines Earth 2015!

I couldn't be any happier for her because I know this is her dream. I've been a witness to her struggles and to how she worked really hard to reach where she is now. I'm a proud bestfriend, and sister (from another mother), I must say.





Once again, Congratulations, Angelia Gabrena Ong, from the City of Manila, for winning the title of Miss Philippines Earth 2015! This is just the start. You have a long journey to go. Go on and prove to the Filipinos and to the rest of the world that you deserve this title. We'll be supporting you all the way. Good luck and God bless, Miss Crystal Queen!






Ladies and gentlemen, please support her campaign, #wewillbecausewecan and let's all pray that she wins the international pageant in November to give the Philippines a back-to-back Miss Earth title for 2014 and 2015.




and we gave her 3 victory parties :)


LG Electronics unveils the country’s largest 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TV




MANILA, May 14, 2015 This summer, global technology innovator LG Electronics brings to the Philippines the most massive television to date—the 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TV.

Unparalleled size comes with unmatched picture quality
Globally revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early this year, this spectacular new model 105UC9 boasts of a resolution of over 11 million pixels (5120 x 2160)—five times more than on a Full HD TV—and CinemaScope 21:9 aspect ratio. These elements deliver a truly immersive viewing experience with ultra-sharp, lifelike images all over the 105-inch screen and stunning virtual surround sound.

The superior picture quality of the 105UC9 is complemented by LG’s True 5K Engine Pro and IPS 5K Panel. The former eliminates visual errors and can upscale lower-resolution content into near-ULTRA HD quality, while the latter provides consistent contrast, true-to-life colors and a wide viewing angle.


Superiority comes in full circle with impressive audio
Sound quality is certainly not compromised as the 105UC9 sports a built-in 7.2-channel, 150W sound system, ensuring a powerful and rich audio experience. It also incorporated LG’s ULTRA Surround concept developed in partnership with audio manufacturing leader Harman Kardon. The multi-channel system harmonizes with the TV’s 21:9 CinemaScope screen with a sonic performance worthy of an actual movie theatre.

Enhanced by the highly immersive curve and 3D technology
With the same aspect ratio as a Hollywood motion picture, the 105UC9 CinemaScope 21:9 screen recreates the movie experience in the home. The curvature of the display has been carefully calibrated to maximize the immersive ambiance. And by combining Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) 3D technology with extremely high picture resolution, LG’s 5K 3D+ feature offers unobtrusive and compelling 3D viewing pleasure. Thanks to the 5K 3D Upscaler, content in SD, HD and Full HD is converted into crystal-clear, near-ULTRA HD resolution.

User experience in the highest level of intuitive
The 105UC9 promises a greatly satisfying user experience via LG Smart+ TV, which is centered on the intuitive webOS platform. LG’s webOS makes everything simple and fast, whether it’s switching between content; discovering exciting new shows, apps and services or connecting to media stored on external devices. And with the help of the endearing, animated BeanBird character, webOS also makes the initial setup and connection process quicker and much more enjoyable.


We are thrilled to bring to the Philippines the newest and most spectacular innovation of LG, the 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TV,” LG Philippines Home Entertainment Vice President Hoony Bae said. “Last December, we launched the country’s largest 98-inch ULTRA HD TV. This summer, we take it a notch higher and reinforce that it’s all possible when you bring today’s most advanced TV technologies together. The vision behind the 105UC9 was to bring the movie theatre into the living room, providing the optimal home entertainment experience for our consumers.”

To learn more about the one-of-a-kind LG 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TVs, visit www.lg.com/ph, like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines” or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.  

Styling Stints at Hardware Zone Magazine

After my first styling stint at Hardware Zone Magazine Philippines (HWM Philippines), I have eventually became their resident stylist. Here's the link to my blog post during my first stint with them.

After the Holiday Gift Guide 2013/2014, I also did the styling for their Summer Gift Guide 2014 with Patricia Ejercitado on the Cover, Holiday Gift Guide 2014/2015 with the celebrity couple Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo on the cover, and the most recent one was the Summer Gift Guide 2015 with Karyn Johnston on the cover, plus  a few pages with Kyle Vergara.

Check out some of my work for HWM:

Summer Gift Guide 2014





Holiday Gift Guide 2014/2015




Summer Gift Guide 2015






And that's it so far! Will keep you posted for more. Just continue buying HWM for your to serve as your gadget guide.


Wanna get a discounted trip to Palawan?

One of the best local destinations I've visited is Puerto Princesa, Palawan...and I would always keep coming back to this paradise.

It was in 2012 when I last visited this place and I could still remember the kind of adventure I had together with my classmates from graduate school.

Let me share to you a couple of photos taken during the trip and find the special discount coupon code at the bottom of the page. :)

Mitra's Ranch

Ugong Rock Adventure (spelunking)

Underground River Tour

zipline

before the boat ride to the Underground River

Island hopping at Honda Bay

Besides these places, we also visited the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, Plaza Cuartel, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, Baker's Hill, Binuatan Weaving Center, and we also watched fireflies at Iwahig. We've tried really good food places such as the Badjao Seafood Restaurant and Kalui Restaurant. To know more about these places, you can visit my previous blog posts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

You too can visit Palawan...and with a discount! Just check out http://letspalawan.com and use this coupon code: CityGirlDiariesC029

Enjoy your trip! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

7 Reasons Why You Should Get LG P7


LG P7 Music Flow Portable Speakers, This Summer’s Perfect Gadget

Summer has officially begun and there are so many new things to do, places to see, and memories to create. Nothing makes experiences more enjoyable than being in the company of great friends and even greater music.

Home entertainment trailblazer LG Electronics dishes out exciting ways to amp up your summer trips with the new LG Music Flow P7. This compact but powerful portable speaker boasts unique features for the ultimate hassle-free barkada bonding.



1.      Music anytime, anywhere

Its impressive long-lasting battery enables the gang to enjoy continuous music for up to 10 hours. Whether you are out in the sea or up in the mountains, the LG Music Flow P7 delivers nonstop listening pleasure.

2.      Go with the ‘Flow’

The super sleek LG Music Flow P7 is extremely lightweight and comfortably fits in any carry-on luggage; making it the perfect companion for beach trips and out-of-town vacations.

3.      Make it loud with your crowd

Even with its compact design, the LG Music Flow P7 is capable of playing music in full, crystal clear quality with its outstanding 20W audio output, currently the best in the market.

Fire up the grill, host your own outdoor summer soiree and after sunset, watch a movie under the stars with just a blanket and a projector—with the sounds amplified by your own Music Flow, of course!

4.      Music-sharing made easy

Partying with your best buds made even more fun with LG Music Flow P7’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. Shuffle and stream music right from your mobile phone! The barkada can also get in on the fun with its unique feature that allows up to three Bluetooth-capable phones to connect at the same time.

5.      Double the Music Flow, double the fun

You and your friends can connect two LG Music Flow P7s to one Bluetooth-ready device at the same time for a fun and louder summer trip. Fill every corner with quality tunes wherever you go!

6.      Relax, go do it

Staycations will never be the same again! Cozy up with your favourite blanket and catch up on your series at home by connecting up to two LG Music Flow P7s to a compatible LG TV and enjoy the full LG experience with immersive surround sound.

7.      Keep fit with the beat!

Getting that beach body ready doesn’t have to be a struggle. Stretch, jump, and crunch (not munch) to the beat that’s blasting from your Music Flow P7s. Or you could hold your favourite yoga poses with soothing ambient sounds thanks to your Music Flow.

Whether you are planning for a weekend trip or simply staying in with the family, the LG Music Flow P7, the smallest and newest addition to the LG Music Flow WiFi Series, is the ideal companion for that unforgettable listening experience,” said Hoony Bae, vice president of LG Philippines Home Entertainment.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana Republic x Roland Mouret Collection

Last 14th of August, Banana Republic has launched its new collection by fashion designer, Roland Mouret, at its recently renovated store in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

 The short event was hosted by fashion bloggers, Camille Co and Lissa Kahayon. They also did a quick styling tutorial on turning a day/work outfit into an outfit perfect for a night out.


They also gave out free vouchers featuring 20% discount when one avails Php 8,000 or more worth of items. Our friend, Jen, bought 2 dresses worth Php 6,000 each but instead of paying Php 12,000, she only paid around Php 9,000+. They also awarded two best dressed women chosen by the fashion bloggers. 


I got to fit one of the dresses, and I had to choose a bigger size 'cause my size, 0, was already out of stock. I loved that Camille was very supportive of me trying on the same dress she's wearing. 

So I loved the wine and snacks from Bizu that were served to us. I liked the new collection 'cause they're very classy yet still wearable on a regular day. I also met new friends and had fun chatting with everyone.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Moving loved ones closer through LINE Premium Call

Stronger connections through an exclusive promotion for Filipino users

On August 6, 2014, LINE, the world's leading mobile platform with 490 million users, has launched a new LINE Premium Call promotion exclusive for the Philippines during the "LINE More, Be Closer!" event held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel. For Filipinos, communication is vital in preserving and strengthening relationships. With an aim to build lasting relationships, LINE formally introduced LINE Premium Call, a globally renowned call service, along with loads of other surprises exclusive to its Filipino users.

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Since its launch in the Philippines, the global messaging and call app continued to roll out exciting new features that brought its Filipino users closer together. LINE sees this as one of million reasons to celebrate its evolution from a budding messaging application to a full-fledged mobile ecosystem with pools of rip-roaring features. LINE Philippines has also launched partnerships with some of the country’s biggest names from various industries—including Jollibee, Bench, and Family Mart.

“With the launch of LINE service and TV commercial last year, LINE has become one of the leading mobile platforms in the Philippines,” said Greg Kim, head of LINE Philippines, during the event. “We have come up with a campaign exclusive for the users in the Philippines for them to connect and be closer to their beloved friends and families.”


Building stronger connections with affordable price

LINE Premium Call allows users to make low-cost calls domestically and internationally to both landlines and mobile devices from inside the LINE app. With over 490 million users worldwide, the globally renowned app helps users in the Philippines reconnect with their families and friends through enhanced call quality and better network conditions.

“Compared to other leading brands, LINE Premium Call provides the lowest price in all the Philippines’ most popular calling destinations because we believe that closer bonds among our loved ones should start with stronger connections,” added Kim. “LINE promises to enhance its services further through exciting new features and add-ons to give our users more ways to communicate with their loved ones.”
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Better call quality

Since the launch of LINE free call service, LINE has been fully committed to consistently improve the quality of our LINE-to-LINE voice call, video call and LINE Premium Call. As a part of this commitment, LINE conducts ceaseless research and experiments under the testing environment that meets the rigorous international standards, including ITU-T[1] recommendations.

As a result, LINE’s voice call usage experienced a huge leap of 5.6 times and the clarity of the voice quality improved by 120% between late 2012 and the first half of 2014. Moreover, Japan’s leading newspaper Nikkei even recognized LINE Premium Call as the Best New Product of Q2 in 2014 based on its competitive price and quality. 




[1] International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector

LINE is my number one choice when it comes to communicating with my loved ones,” said Jessy Mendiola, one of this generation’s leading actresses. Likewise, host-actor Matteo Guidicelli said that nothing can match LINE in terms of call quality. The two rising Filipino superstars who are the brand ambassadors of LINE, featured on LINE TV commercial, joined the event to share their personal stories and to encourage other LINE users to use LINE Premium Call.

LINE Premium Call promotion

The event also marked the launch of LINE’s newest Premium Call promotion exclusive in the Philippines. LINE will be giving away coupons with 300 LINE Premium Call credits to diners of 23 Munchpunch affiliated restaurants in 100 branches from August 14th to September 13th. These call credit coupons will also be given out to online shoppers of Lazada website from August 14th to 23rd.

“LINE promises to continue its efforts in focusing more on features that these Philippine users will love while providing the best communication experience. Latest features including LINE Selfie Stickers, Hidden Chat and many other initiatives are all part of our ongoing effort. We always strive to provide everyone the best messaging and call experience. We hope more users in the Philippines are connected with their friends and family through LINE Premium Call,” Kim concluded.


At the event, there was a demo of the LINE Premium Call, which actually worked well. And I gotta try it on my own too! Anyway, I enjoyed the event and what I loved the most was the loot bag I got which was full of LINE premium items, my favorite of which was the stuffed toy! :) Here are some of my photos during the event:

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LINE's brand ambassadors: Jessy Mendiola & Matteo Guidicelli
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sad BROWN
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I posed with Cony while I was holding Moon :))
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ambush interview
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please excuse my haggard self :))



xoxo,

city girl

Monday, July 20, 2015

Classic Savory: A rich tradition of serving timeless dishes, lasting memories


Filipinos from all walks of life love to gather around sumptuous meals with family and friends. This has been the raison d'ĂȘtre why a postwar restaurant serving timeless dishes would live on to become a favorite place for diners, who wish to bond and create special memories over hearty meals and great conversations.

Established by the Ting Brothers in the 1950s post-World War II era as a single establishment serving chicken and lomi in Escolta, Manila, Classic Savory is now one of the country’s most loved restaurant chains with 80 branches nationwide.

   Classic Savory is the perfect place to treat your family and friends to timeless gustatory treasures.


Wanting to introduce the eatery to young foodies, the second generation of Tings, co-founder Antonio Ting’s son Ramon, relaunched the restaurant six decades later, in 2007, and situated more contemporary looking outlets in major malls (SM, Ayala Malls and Robinsons). The third generation of Tings, Ramon’s nephews and nieces, would help run the business as well.

Since then, Classic Savory has become a popular hangout of families and barkadas who wish to satisfy their cravings for reasonably priced, feast-worthy meals.

Classic Savory Marketing Manager Dennis Ting said, “Classic Savory has a long and rife tradition of serving Filipino-Chinese gustatory treasures that have stood the test of time. We shall continue to provide excellent dishes that would serve as perfect backdrops for cooking up tasty memories created among family and friends, and all groups of diners for that matter.”

Not only for dine in or take out, Classic Savory also brings their delectable dishes to your home parties and office events via caterings and deliveries. It has in fact become the preferred takeout food in some offices and catered meals in several home gatherings.

A mix of classic and contemporary dishes

Each of Classic Savory’s time-honored signature dishes, which include the Savory fried chicken, lomi and pancit canton, has truly become a must-try among the restaurants’ new and longtime patrons. 

Tender, juicy and tasty, Savory Chicken is the quintessential centerpiece of many feasts where families and friends create special memories.


Lomi was the main dish that the first-ever Savory would serve way back in the 50s. Its hearty thick soup and tasty noodles aptly made it the standard for delicious lomi, then and now. Another noodle dish that is to die for in the eatery is its delectable pancit canton, which combines saucy noodles with a generous serving of freshly cooked veggies, seafood and meat.

The Savory Chicken, meanwhile, has been a favorite of generations of diners, with its mouth-watering goodness making it the ultimate comfort food. Just like what its tagline says, it’s tender, juicy and tasty! Made even more heavenly with its delicious gravy.

No wonder balikbayans make Savory Chicken a coming-home treat as they miss its unique flavors while abroad. It has also become a perfect centerpiece of several celebrations like birthdays, christenings, and even weddings.  

Aside from these time-honored classics, the restaurant also came up with new dishes that have been equally well-received by its patrons.

Relish appetizing courses like Lechon Macau, Crispy Patatim, Imperial Beef Tenderloin, Beef Ampalaya, Veggie Lumpia Fried, Chopsuey Con Lechon, Beer Battered Crispy Fish Fillet, Steamed Fish in Garlic, Shrimps Relleno and Crab Foo Yong, among other dishes. Not to mention delightful desserts like Almond Fruit Float, Black Iced Jewels, Pandan Fiesta Salad and refreshing drinks like Tropical Cooler and Blended Iced Tea.

Classic Savory seafood dishes

With its superb menu selections and welcoming store ambience, diners will surely find Classic Savory the perfect place to bond and share great dining experiences. Truly a classic that create long-lasting gustatory traditions and memories!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cute Printed Backpacks

I'm not really a backpack kind of person but one of the backpack brands that I actually like in terms of quality, price, and design is Jansport.

Since it's "Back to School" season, I tried browsing online for a cute backpack, which I can give to my younger sister as a gift. So I found these Original Jansport Superbreak Backpacks from Zalora and I love the prints! Made me think twice if I'll still give them to my sister haha!
my fave!!!

aztec print


peacock :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

And one of my best friends was crowned Ms. Philippines Earth 2015!

I couldn't be any happier for her because I know this is her dream. I've been a witness to her struggles and to how she worked really hard to reach where she is now. I'm a proud bestfriend, and sister (from another mother), I must say.





Once again, Congratulations, Angelia Gabrena Ong, from the City of Manila, for winning the title of Miss Philippines Earth 2015! This is just the start. You have a long journey to go. Go on and prove to the Filipinos and to the rest of the world that you deserve this title. We'll be supporting you all the way. Good luck and God bless, Miss Crystal Queen!






Ladies and gentlemen, please support her campaign, #wewillbecausewecan and let's all pray that she wins the international pageant in November to give the Philippines a back-to-back Miss Earth title for 2014 and 2015.




and we gave her 3 victory parties :)


LG Electronics unveils the country’s largest 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TV




MANILA, May 14, 2015 This summer, global technology innovator LG Electronics brings to the Philippines the most massive television to date—the 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TV.

Unparalleled size comes with unmatched picture quality
Globally revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early this year, this spectacular new model 105UC9 boasts of a resolution of over 11 million pixels (5120 x 2160)—five times more than on a Full HD TV—and CinemaScope 21:9 aspect ratio. These elements deliver a truly immersive viewing experience with ultra-sharp, lifelike images all over the 105-inch screen and stunning virtual surround sound.

The superior picture quality of the 105UC9 is complemented by LG’s True 5K Engine Pro and IPS 5K Panel. The former eliminates visual errors and can upscale lower-resolution content into near-ULTRA HD quality, while the latter provides consistent contrast, true-to-life colors and a wide viewing angle.


Superiority comes in full circle with impressive audio
Sound quality is certainly not compromised as the 105UC9 sports a built-in 7.2-channel, 150W sound system, ensuring a powerful and rich audio experience. It also incorporated LG’s ULTRA Surround concept developed in partnership with audio manufacturing leader Harman Kardon. The multi-channel system harmonizes with the TV’s 21:9 CinemaScope screen with a sonic performance worthy of an actual movie theatre.

Enhanced by the highly immersive curve and 3D technology
With the same aspect ratio as a Hollywood motion picture, the 105UC9 CinemaScope 21:9 screen recreates the movie experience in the home. The curvature of the display has been carefully calibrated to maximize the immersive ambiance. And by combining Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) 3D technology with extremely high picture resolution, LG’s 5K 3D+ feature offers unobtrusive and compelling 3D viewing pleasure. Thanks to the 5K 3D Upscaler, content in SD, HD and Full HD is converted into crystal-clear, near-ULTRA HD resolution.

User experience in the highest level of intuitive
The 105UC9 promises a greatly satisfying user experience via LG Smart+ TV, which is centered on the intuitive webOS platform. LG’s webOS makes everything simple and fast, whether it’s switching between content; discovering exciting new shows, apps and services or connecting to media stored on external devices. And with the help of the endearing, animated BeanBird character, webOS also makes the initial setup and connection process quicker and much more enjoyable.


We are thrilled to bring to the Philippines the newest and most spectacular innovation of LG, the 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TV,” LG Philippines Home Entertainment Vice President Hoony Bae said. “Last December, we launched the country’s largest 98-inch ULTRA HD TV. This summer, we take it a notch higher and reinforce that it’s all possible when you bring today’s most advanced TV technologies together. The vision behind the 105UC9 was to bring the movie theatre into the living room, providing the optimal home entertainment experience for our consumers.”

To learn more about the one-of-a-kind LG 105-inch CURVED Super ULTRA HD TVs, visit www.lg.com/ph, like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines” or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.  

Styling Stints at Hardware Zone Magazine

After my first styling stint at Hardware Zone Magazine Philippines (HWM Philippines), I have eventually became their resident stylist. Here's the link to my blog post during my first stint with them.

After the Holiday Gift Guide 2013/2014, I also did the styling for their Summer Gift Guide 2014 with Patricia Ejercitado on the Cover, Holiday Gift Guide 2014/2015 with the celebrity couple Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo on the cover, and the most recent one was the Summer Gift Guide 2015 with Karyn Johnston on the cover, plus  a few pages with Kyle Vergara.

Check out some of my work for HWM:

Summer Gift Guide 2014





Holiday Gift Guide 2014/2015




Summer Gift Guide 2015






And that's it so far! Will keep you posted for more. Just continue buying HWM for your to serve as your gadget guide.


Wanna get a discounted trip to Palawan?

One of the best local destinations I've visited is Puerto Princesa, Palawan...and I would always keep coming back to this paradise.

It was in 2012 when I last visited this place and I could still remember the kind of adventure I had together with my classmates from graduate school.

Let me share to you a couple of photos taken during the trip and find the special discount coupon code at the bottom of the page. :)

Mitra's Ranch

Ugong Rock Adventure (spelunking)

Underground River Tour

zipline

before the boat ride to the Underground River

Island hopping at Honda Bay

Besides these places, we also visited the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, Plaza Cuartel, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, Baker's Hill, Binuatan Weaving Center, and we also watched fireflies at Iwahig. We've tried really good food places such as the Badjao Seafood Restaurant and Kalui Restaurant. To know more about these places, you can visit my previous blog posts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

You too can visit Palawan...and with a discount! Just check out http://letspalawan.com and use this coupon code: CityGirlDiariesC029

Enjoy your trip! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

7 Reasons Why You Should Get LG P7


LG P7 Music Flow Portable Speakers, This Summer’s Perfect Gadget

Summer has officially begun and there are so many new things to do, places to see, and memories to create. Nothing makes experiences more enjoyable than being in the company of great friends and even greater music.

Home entertainment trailblazer LG Electronics dishes out exciting ways to amp up your summer trips with the new LG Music Flow P7. This compact but powerful portable speaker boasts unique features for the ultimate hassle-free barkada bonding.



1.      Music anytime, anywhere

Its impressive long-lasting battery enables the gang to enjoy continuous music for up to 10 hours. Whether you are out in the sea or up in the mountains, the LG Music Flow P7 delivers nonstop listening pleasure.

2.      Go with the ‘Flow’

The super sleek LG Music Flow P7 is extremely lightweight and comfortably fits in any carry-on luggage; making it the perfect companion for beach trips and out-of-town vacations.

3.      Make it loud with your crowd

Even with its compact design, the LG Music Flow P7 is capable of playing music in full, crystal clear quality with its outstanding 20W audio output, currently the best in the market.

Fire up the grill, host your own outdoor summer soiree and after sunset, watch a movie under the stars with just a blanket and a projector—with the sounds amplified by your own Music Flow, of course!

4.      Music-sharing made easy

Partying with your best buds made even more fun with LG Music Flow P7’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. Shuffle and stream music right from your mobile phone! The barkada can also get in on the fun with its unique feature that allows up to three Bluetooth-capable phones to connect at the same time.

5.      Double the Music Flow, double the fun

You and your friends can connect two LG Music Flow P7s to one Bluetooth-ready device at the same time for a fun and louder summer trip. Fill every corner with quality tunes wherever you go!

6.      Relax, go do it

Staycations will never be the same again! Cozy up with your favourite blanket and catch up on your series at home by connecting up to two LG Music Flow P7s to a compatible LG TV and enjoy the full LG experience with immersive surround sound.

7.      Keep fit with the beat!

Getting that beach body ready doesn’t have to be a struggle. Stretch, jump, and crunch (not munch) to the beat that’s blasting from your Music Flow P7s. Or you could hold your favourite yoga poses with soothing ambient sounds thanks to your Music Flow.

Whether you are planning for a weekend trip or simply staying in with the family, the LG Music Flow P7, the smallest and newest addition to the LG Music Flow WiFi Series, is the ideal companion for that unforgettable listening experience,” said Hoony Bae, vice president of LG Philippines Home Entertainment.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana Republic x Roland Mouret Collection

Last 14th of August, Banana Republic has launched its new collection by fashion designer, Roland Mouret, at its recently renovated store in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

 The short event was hosted by fashion bloggers, Camille Co and Lissa Kahayon. They also did a quick styling tutorial on turning a day/work outfit into an outfit perfect for a night out.


They also gave out free vouchers featuring 20% discount when one avails Php 8,000 or more worth of items. Our friend, Jen, bought 2 dresses worth Php 6,000 each but instead of paying Php 12,000, she only paid around Php 9,000+. They also awarded two best dressed women chosen by the fashion bloggers. 


I got to fit one of the dresses, and I had to choose a bigger size 'cause my size, 0, was already out of stock. I loved that Camille was very supportive of me trying on the same dress she's wearing. 

So I loved the wine and snacks from Bizu that were served to us. I liked the new collection 'cause they're very classy yet still wearable on a regular day. I also met new friends and had fun chatting with everyone.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Moving loved ones closer through LINE Premium Call

Stronger connections through an exclusive promotion for Filipino users

On August 6, 2014, LINE, the world's leading mobile platform with 490 million users, has launched a new LINE Premium Call promotion exclusive for the Philippines during the "LINE More, Be Closer!" event held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel. For Filipinos, communication is vital in preserving and strengthening relationships. With an aim to build lasting relationships, LINE formally introduced LINE Premium Call, a globally renowned call service, along with loads of other surprises exclusive to its Filipino users.

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Since its launch in the Philippines, the global messaging and call app continued to roll out exciting new features that brought its Filipino users closer together. LINE sees this as one of million reasons to celebrate its evolution from a budding messaging application to a full-fledged mobile ecosystem with pools of rip-roaring features. LINE Philippines has also launched partnerships with some of the country’s biggest names from various industries—including Jollibee, Bench, and Family Mart.

“With the launch of LINE service and TV commercial last year, LINE has become one of the leading mobile platforms in the Philippines,” said Greg Kim, head of LINE Philippines, during the event. “We have come up with a campaign exclusive for the users in the Philippines for them to connect and be closer to their beloved friends and families.”


Building stronger connections with affordable price

LINE Premium Call allows users to make low-cost calls domestically and internationally to both landlines and mobile devices from inside the LINE app. With over 490 million users worldwide, the globally renowned app helps users in the Philippines reconnect with their families and friends through enhanced call quality and better network conditions.

“Compared to other leading brands, LINE Premium Call provides the lowest price in all the Philippines’ most popular calling destinations because we believe that closer bonds among our loved ones should start with stronger connections,” added Kim. “LINE promises to enhance its services further through exciting new features and add-ons to give our users more ways to communicate with their loved ones.”
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Better call quality

Since the launch of LINE free call service, LINE has been fully committed to consistently improve the quality of our LINE-to-LINE voice call, video call and LINE Premium Call. As a part of this commitment, LINE conducts ceaseless research and experiments under the testing environment that meets the rigorous international standards, including ITU-T[1] recommendations.

As a result, LINE’s voice call usage experienced a huge leap of 5.6 times and the clarity of the voice quality improved by 120% between late 2012 and the first half of 2014. Moreover, Japan’s leading newspaper Nikkei even recognized LINE Premium Call as the Best New Product of Q2 in 2014 based on its competitive price and quality. 




[1] International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector

LINE is my number one choice when it comes to communicating with my loved ones,” said Jessy Mendiola, one of this generation’s leading actresses. Likewise, host-actor Matteo Guidicelli said that nothing can match LINE in terms of call quality. The two rising Filipino superstars who are the brand ambassadors of LINE, featured on LINE TV commercial, joined the event to share their personal stories and to encourage other LINE users to use LINE Premium Call.

LINE Premium Call promotion

The event also marked the launch of LINE’s newest Premium Call promotion exclusive in the Philippines. LINE will be giving away coupons with 300 LINE Premium Call credits to diners of 23 Munchpunch affiliated restaurants in 100 branches from August 14th to September 13th. These call credit coupons will also be given out to online shoppers of Lazada website from August 14th to 23rd.

“LINE promises to continue its efforts in focusing more on features that these Philippine users will love while providing the best communication experience. Latest features including LINE Selfie Stickers, Hidden Chat and many other initiatives are all part of our ongoing effort. We always strive to provide everyone the best messaging and call experience. We hope more users in the Philippines are connected with their friends and family through LINE Premium Call,” Kim concluded.


At the event, there was a demo of the LINE Premium Call, which actually worked well. And I gotta try it on my own too! Anyway, I enjoyed the event and what I loved the most was the loot bag I got which was full of LINE premium items, my favorite of which was the stuffed toy! :) Here are some of my photos during the event:

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LINE's brand ambassadors: Jessy Mendiola & Matteo Guidicelli
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sad BROWN
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I posed with Cony while I was holding Moon :))
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ambush interview
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please excuse my haggard self :))



xoxo,

city girl