Sunday, January 15, 2017

Boracay Trip 2016 with the Queens

While we were in Davao, we talked about how much we missed Boracay. Dayanna has been wanting to go there as she kept hearing good stories about it. Therefore, we decided to fly to Boracay immediately the morning after we landed in Manila. Thanks to Lady for securing our free Skyjet tickets. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to join us. Gosh, imagine how tiring our Davao-Manila-Boracay-Manila 6-day trip was! But no regrets 'cause we had so much fun! Well, it would have been more fun if the weather cooperated.

Anyway, we would like to thank the following for the quick but fun trip:
-Skyjet
-Henann Lagoon Resort
-White Sand Aquasports
-Wave Bar
-The Pig Out Bistro
-JB Alonzo Law Firm
-Caticlan Airport Officials
-Manila, Cebu, and Boracay friends

Sharing with you our post-Boracay video.

Davao Trip 2016 with the Queens


It's been a while since my last blog post. I've been really busy these days. Sharing with you one of my best trips with my girl friends, Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Miss Earth Air 2015 Dayanna Grageda, and Miss Casino Filipino 2013 Ladylyn Riva.

Special thanks to the following sponsors for making our trip a truly relaxing, fun, and memorable one:


-Pearl Farm Beach Resort (Samal Island)
-RC Hobbyshop and Aquasports
-Paradise Island Resort
-Department of Tourism
-House of Hope Foundation
-Pres Duterte's PSG
-JCI Davao Inc


Sharing with you our post-trip video:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Show Coming Up: !T GIRLS on E!

The other night, we were at House Manila as we got invited to the launch of #ITGirls, a reality show featuring real-life BFFs, Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza, Gerogina Wilson, and Liz Uy. We were treated to great food, wine, live interview, and a viewing party of the show's pilot episode. Here are a few photos from my phone:


great wine and good company
live interview with the girls
love these girls to bits!
Raymond, SOS, Belle, Liza, and Scott
It was our group that closed the party :))
And we headed to Revel for our own GNO


Sharing with you the Press Release:

ASIA’S TOP CELEBRITY BFF SQUAD REVEAL THEIR LIVES  ON THE BRAND NEW E! ORIGINAL SERIES, !T GIRLS

Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza and Liz Uy take #SquadGoals to the next level when !T GIRLS debuts on 24 October, Mondays at 8PM on E!   

MANILA, 18 October – !T GIRLS, which critics are calling Sex and the City meets Keeping up with the Kardashians, follows four celebrity BFFs who are at the top of their game: Georgina Wilson (former Asia’s Next Top Model host), Solenn Heussaff (French-Filipina actress/artiste),
Isabelle Daza  (daughter of Miss Universe 1969) and Liz Uy (celebrity stylist). For the first time, the fabulous four give fans an all-access look at their lives in the exclusive upper echelons of the Philippines’ sensational showbiz scene.


 “Between them, the !T GIRLS have an outstanding 17 million social media followers. With this series, those fans will get to see what they are really like outside of their glamorous celebrity personas. This is a unique experience that only a pop culture powerhouse like E! can bring,” said Scott Mackenzie, Vice President, Channels, Asia, NBCUniversal International Networks and the series’ executive producer, “With the ratings success of It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez in markets like Singapore and Malaysia, we are confident that !T GIRLS will also fascinate viewers across the region.”

Georgina’s baby gender reveal, Solenn’s Snapchat scandal, Isabelle’s A-list wedding and Liz’s search for love are just some of the series’ sizzling stories. The !T GIRLS’ hunky husbands – Arthur Burnand, Nico Bolzico and Adrien Semblat; Isabelle’s mother Gloria Diaz (veteran actress and former beauty queen) and Solenn’s brother Erwan Heussaff (TV personality and food entrepreneur) will also be part of the series. Additionally, viewers can expect cameo appearances by friends from the !T GIRLS’ inner social circle: model Bea Soriano, actress Carla Humphries, creative director Martine Cajucom and blogger Nicole Andersson.


 Directed by Raymond Gutierrez, E! News Asia host and star of E!’s It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez, each episode of !T GIRLS follows the crazy and colorful lives of the squad, rotating between their different roles as public personalities and switching modes into their more personal lives as wives, sisters and daughters. Drama abounds as the pressures of being a celebrity heighten and the ultimate question is – what will these !T GIRLS compromise between life changes and their showbiz life? Will each prioritize things at home or keep up with the ever-evolving demands of their careers? Can an !T GIRL truly have it all? 

Catch the premiere of !T GIRLS on 24 October, Mondays at 8PM, only on E!  

E! is seen on SkyCable and Destiny Digital Ch. 57, Cignal Ch. 25, Cablelink  Ch. 33 and other cable operators Nationwide

Join the conversation on social media with #ItGirlsOnE

Cebu Will Always Have a Place in my Heart

Last October 5-9, I was in Cebu for the JCI Philippines National Conference. It's probably the craziest trip I've had there so far. We were not able to do some nature or beach trips, but we had so much food trips and parties. Haha! Let me share with you this video of our Cebu NatCon experience. :)


#InCebuNatcon2016 from Roycie S. on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Chainsmokers Live in Manila



I was close to missing this concert because I had to wait for the free tickets. I was in a wedding in Cavite when I foud out that finally, our friend got us free passes to the concert from Globe. Thanks so much, Mr. Ernest Cu for giving us access to the Globe Premiere Suite! :)

the awesome pair
While some of our friends were partying near the stage, Lady and I were actually having fun at the suite because it's so comfy out there. We got some drinks and some seats when we get tired of dancing. I didn't need to get too close to the stage to get good photos because my camera's 24x zoom never fails to give me quality photos in every event.

concert buddies

The last time Chainsmokers was here was when they're only familiar single was the "Selfie Song". We made it to their concert at Republiq (Resorts World Manila) back then through the guest list. But now, they've become really famous and their songs topped the charts.

A good friend, a talented actor and model, Phytos Ramirez

I super love them! See my own version of a post-concert video below.
Looking forward to more awesome hits ahead! :)




Friday, August 19, 2016

7 Times Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong Has Proven that Statement Jewelries Are In

Statement jewelries have become a trend that never gets old. This has been proven to us by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong as she has recently traveled the world in style. Let's check out the 7 times she showed us that statement jewelries are in.


1.  This necklace just levelled up her jumpsuit game





2. Who said you can't save the earth in style? 





3.  If you think too much is bad, then think again.





4. Making a statement with this necklace at the concrete jungle where dreams are made of



A photo posted by Angelia Gabrena Ong (@missearth.angelia) on



5.  Warning: Conquering Colombia requires a pretty neckpiece



This is Valle Del Cocora in Salento, Colombia. Those lines you see at the back is Palma de Cera, the world's tallest palm trees, and also Colombia's national tree. This kind of tree only grows in cold places like Salento. I am now on my way home and I can't help but reminisce and be thankful that my reign as Miss Earth brought me to beautiful places like Colombia. @brittanyannpayne , thank you for sharing this experience with me. Spending time with you and getting lost together has made me appreciate the friendship our crowns got us into. You are an amazing person and I'm so glad to have met you. I'll see you soon in a few days in Sri Lanka. @eliastobon , thank you for putting Miss Earth's advocacies not only by thoughts, but also through actions and by heart. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to know your amazing culture and meet your equally amazing people. Keep up the good work and congratulations to your organization and your new @missearthcolombia . Other than her, you have produced 8 more beautiful ladies that's now 8 different souls that will look at the world and our planet differently. You have produced stunning Earth Warriors! Gracias πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ ! #MissEarthColombia #MissTierra2015 #AngeliaAdventures #MissEarth #MissEarth2015 #Colombia #latepost Shout out to my loving and supportive stylist all the way from the πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­, @jannostyles :) #ootd #styledbyjannostyles #jannostyles Crimson Jacket by @xernanorticio Black dress by @guessphilippines Necklace from @flutterstatementjewelry by @katongers Shoes from @vincecamuto X #jessicasimpson
A photo posted by Angelia Gabrena Ong (@missearth.angelia) on


6.  Apparently, the future is in (or wrapped around) her hands





7. And there's no such thing as an easy decision





And if you wanna make your own statement just like Angelia, you know where to go.

#MakeAFlutterStatement #FlutterTravelsTheWorld

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Search is On for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2016

The annual search for The Oustanding Young Men (TOYM) 2016 in the Philippines is on! Officially launched by JCI Philippines last August 5 at the Bayanihan Center, TOYM 2016 is now open for nominations.

Who do you think has created a concrete positive change and has made an impact to the community, or at his/her own field/industry? Who deserves to join the biggest names who have been awarded in the previous years of TOYM?

Please see mechanics below:



Who will be among the 2016 TOYM Awardees? 

NOMINATE NOW!
The time has come to recognize those who exemplify service to community, outstanding leadership and excellence in their respective fields of discipline.

Please visit  http://toym.jci.org.ph for more information about the search and to download the official TOYM nomination form. 

Submit the accomplished nomination form, together with all the required supporting documents, on or before September 15, 2016 to TOYM Secretariat, 3F JCI Philippines Headquarters 14 Don A. Roces Avenue, 1103 Quezon City


For inquiries, please contact (+632) 3744138 or (+63) 9224524284 and look for Nancy; or email her at nancytoym@yahoo.com


Here are a few photos from the launch last August 5:


The TOYM 2016 Committee, JCI Philippines President Steve Tycangco, and JCIP Batch 101 Presidents 

TOYM Awardees through the years
For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/TheOutstandingYoungMenPH

Here are some of my photos:


A photo posted by Roycie S. (@royciepoisie) on


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Redfox Unveils New Logo and Promises Luxury Within Reach


On the 8th of August, Redfox Technologies has gathered everyone at Vu's Sky Bar in Marco Polo Ortigas for a wonderful surprise. Redfox Technologies CEO, Mr. Andy Te has revealed their new logo, as a rebranding move of their company. There are also a lot of exciting products that are coming up in the next few months, and everyone should watch out for them.

Mr. Andy Te (CEO) with the new Redfox Logo


Mr. Andy Te (CEO) presenting their new products


The event was hosted by two of my good friends, Farah Ramos and Michael Uy. It was indeed a night of good food, great music, and chill vibe. And the best part, I won a Wizpad Scribe in the raffle! Shoutout to Ms. Bernadeth of Redfox for putting up such a successful event.

And we won a Wizpad Scribe!
goofing around with these two crazies haha


I dunno why I was doing that pose LOL!

Read the Press Release here:

The Red Transformation – Luxury within Reach

Manila, Philippines, August 8, 2016 – Redfox Technologies International Ltd., one of the country’s leading sources of innovative IT solutions, has officially changed its image to strengthen the brand locally and globally. With a new brand identity that supports the tagline, “Luxury within Reach,” the company is set to provide premium products that will cater to the higher-end market and millennials.
Moving Forward

From being a PC manufacturing company to becoming a provider of end-to-end solutions and globally-acclaimed products, Redfox has opted to widen its product portfolio, now providing a premium and luxurious selection of products that include its latest line of smartphones, laptops, gaming PCs, and other peripherals. This is in addition to its existing lineup of pioneering products. Redfox will also continue to offer products dealing with education and the government.

The company has a solid industry experience as an end-to-end solution provider. As it continued to develop, it formed new sub-companies to provide high-quality products, delivering all the hardware and software resources, and engaging from conceptualization, to production, and up to the distribution of the finish product.

Said sub-companies are Redfox Laboratory International Ltd., a company that puts effort on the Research and Development (R&D) of Redfox products, with offices in Shenzhen China, Hong Kong  (hardware), and Philippines (software); A.L.e-Component Int’l. Inc., a company based in Cavite, Philippines, focusing on Redfox’s Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS); Asiantech, a company also based in the Philippines that focuses on the distribution, logistic and warehousing of Redfox; and Wiz Store, Redfox’s concept store, catering to retailers and kiosks, with two (2) branches located at SM North and SM Marikina.

Stepping Up the Game

As a company currently positioned in the market as an original equipment and design manufacturer, Redfox is determined to step up its game and position itself as an Original Brand Manufacturer (OBM), catering to the upper and middle class customers, as well as millennials, here and abroad.

The new brand identity, “Luxury within Reach,” will help promote products that strike quality and elegance at a reachable cost. Constantly committed to offer the best customer service and satisfaction, Redfox aims to provide the finest and luxurious commercial products that exude confidence and sophistication. In line with this, Redfox is building a global RMA and nationwide service center that will provide customer support 24/7.


Embracing Change

To support the new brand identity of Redfox, consumers will soon get to see the first UXperience Center in Southeast Asia that will offer interactive E-Sports and learning centers supported by E-Blue. This approach is expected to catapult the brand into the global stage.
Consumers will also get a treat, as Redfox plans to do mall road tours to promote its first ever luxurious smartphone called “Aurea.” The Redfox Aurea is set to position itself as the brand’s latest flagship smartphone.

Redfox is embracing change, continuously developing gaming ideas and cutting-edge technology for its smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, and gaming PC segments. Redfox is also securing more successful partnerships, not only here in the Philippines but also in the global scale, to attain more powerful principles in facilitating business opportunities.
For more info, please visit www.redfox.global.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Our Dining Experience at 7Flavors Buffet by Chef Boy Logro

The infamous chef, Boy Logro co-owns 7 Flavors Buffet located at A. Mabini St., San Juan City. 7 Flavors features as artisan bakery, a gourmet cafe, and a world fusion buffet. They serve really good food for an affordable price.


Last Friday, my friend, Sam Dy and I had a chance to dine with Mr. Kenneth Hung, the CEO, and Mr. Albert Borja II, the COO. It was a great experience also to have met fellow bloggers/writers at the dinner. We dined at the ground floor, where the cozy cafe is. In fact, they're planning to do bossa nights there soon. I loved the place because of its ambience and food. The buffet was at the second floor; and at that time, there was a birthday party there. 

happy diners :)
They have an interesting food selection at the buffet. There's also a teppanyaki corner, which I loved. My friend Sam enjoyed the tacos, and it's one of the best from the buffet. My personal favorite was the Kare-Kare.

we love the roast beef too!
dessert station
I love sushi :)
tacos!
yes I finished all of that haha
Anyway, they also offer event packages and catering services. For inquiries, you may contact them at 543-0325 / 542-1935 / 503-6750 / 0917-6700291 / 0933-4177387.

Here are their operating hours and rates:

Artisan Bakery - 6AM-8PM Daily
Gourmet Cafe - 6AM-12MN Daily
World Fusion Buffet - 1AM-2PM AND 6PM-10PM Daily

Monday-Thursday: Lunch - Php 400 / Dinner - Php 500
Friday-Sunday and Holiday: Lunch - Php 600

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Quick Boracay Summer

So there I was again, without any plans of going to Boracay, I got dragged by a friend who wanted to celebrate her birthday at the island. I was only able to make up my mind on the last minute. And because we took Air Asia, it meant another delayed flight, so we waited for more than 2 hours. 

We flew from Manila to Kalibo International Airport, where we met up with our friend who came from Dumaguete, but flew via Cebu. It was already midnight when we got to the boat from Caticlan to Boracay. The boat rates really inflate at those hours so it's better to take day flights. We got to the island at 1am and we just headed out for a quick meal before going to bed.

So basically we did a lot of eating, photo op, and partying (without even drinking much). But I would say that eating was the highlight of our trip haha! In fact, this was the only Boracay trip wherein I have completed all the daily hotel breakfasts. It's because we've been going to bed early because we're not drunk. Talk about change! haha

It's also great to find out that some other friends were there too, so I got to hangout with them. Anyway, here's how the trip went on:

Boracay Getaway from Roycie S. on Vimeo.

Day 1
Station 2 - Friend got a Henna Tattoo
Two Seasons - Oyster Sisig and Four Cheese Pizza (never fails!)
Station 1- Photo Op and a bit swimming by the beach until sunset
OlΓ© - Late dinner
Summer Place - Friend met up with a guy from Tinder but ended up being with a better person we met by the bar
Epic - I met up with my friends from Manila and hung out 'til the break of dawn

A photo posted by Roycie S. (@royciepoisie) on


Day 2
Puka Beach - Swimming and chilling (super pretty beach but the drinks were overpriced)
Spider House - Dinner with new friends
Epic - Party (and some drinking)

Day 3
Real Coffee - Lunch
Don Churros - Churro and Lava Cake fix
Jonah's Fruit Shake - Of course, we won't miss this
Las Brisas - Swimming and bonding by the pool
Station 2 - Buffet Dinner (another must for every Boracay trip)
Epic - My friend's birthday celebration
Then while we're a bit tipsy 'coz of our drinks, we had to go back to the hotel to get our stuff; then we headed to the port then the Kalibo Airport to catch our red-eye flight. However, our flight was ultimately delayed for like 4 hours, so we wished we just stayed and rebooked our flight (it's free anyway).

A photo posted by Roycie S. (@royciepoisie) on

And that's another quick but awesome summer trip! Where to next? Just wait for it! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Boracay Trip 2016 with the Queens

While we were in Davao, we talked about how much we missed Boracay. Dayanna has been wanting to go there as she kept hearing good stories about it. Therefore, we decided to fly to Boracay immediately the morning after we landed in Manila. Thanks to Lady for securing our free Skyjet tickets. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to join us. Gosh, imagine how tiring our Davao-Manila-Boracay-Manila 6-day trip was! But no regrets 'cause we had so much fun! Well, it would have been more fun if the weather cooperated.

Anyway, we would like to thank the following for the quick but fun trip:
-Skyjet
-Henann Lagoon Resort
-White Sand Aquasports
-Wave Bar
-The Pig Out Bistro
-JB Alonzo Law Firm
-Caticlan Airport Officials
-Manila, Cebu, and Boracay friends

Sharing with you our post-Boracay video.

Davao Trip 2016 with the Queens


It's been a while since my last blog post. I've been really busy these days. Sharing with you one of my best trips with my girl friends, Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Miss Earth Air 2015 Dayanna Grageda, and Miss Casino Filipino 2013 Ladylyn Riva.

Special thanks to the following sponsors for making our trip a truly relaxing, fun, and memorable one:


-Pearl Farm Beach Resort (Samal Island)
-RC Hobbyshop and Aquasports
-Paradise Island Resort
-Department of Tourism
-House of Hope Foundation
-Pres Duterte's PSG
-JCI Davao Inc


Sharing with you our post-trip video:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Show Coming Up: !T GIRLS on E!

The other night, we were at House Manila as we got invited to the launch of #ITGirls, a reality show featuring real-life BFFs, Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza, Gerogina Wilson, and Liz Uy. We were treated to great food, wine, live interview, and a viewing party of the show's pilot episode. Here are a few photos from my phone:


great wine and good company
live interview with the girls
love these girls to bits!
Raymond, SOS, Belle, Liza, and Scott
It was our group that closed the party :))
And we headed to Revel for our own GNO


Sharing with you the Press Release:

ASIA’S TOP CELEBRITY BFF SQUAD REVEAL THEIR LIVES  ON THE BRAND NEW E! ORIGINAL SERIES, !T GIRLS

Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza and Liz Uy take #SquadGoals to the next level when !T GIRLS debuts on 24 October, Mondays at 8PM on E!   

MANILA, 18 October – !T GIRLS, which critics are calling Sex and the City meets Keeping up with the Kardashians, follows four celebrity BFFs who are at the top of their game: Georgina Wilson (former Asia’s Next Top Model host), Solenn Heussaff (French-Filipina actress/artiste),
Isabelle Daza  (daughter of Miss Universe 1969) and Liz Uy (celebrity stylist). For the first time, the fabulous four give fans an all-access look at their lives in the exclusive upper echelons of the Philippines’ sensational showbiz scene.


 “Between them, the !T GIRLS have an outstanding 17 million social media followers. With this series, those fans will get to see what they are really like outside of their glamorous celebrity personas. This is a unique experience that only a pop culture powerhouse like E! can bring,” said Scott Mackenzie, Vice President, Channels, Asia, NBCUniversal International Networks and the series’ executive producer, “With the ratings success of It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez in markets like Singapore and Malaysia, we are confident that !T GIRLS will also fascinate viewers across the region.”

Georgina’s baby gender reveal, Solenn’s Snapchat scandal, Isabelle’s A-list wedding and Liz’s search for love are just some of the series’ sizzling stories. The !T GIRLS’ hunky husbands – Arthur Burnand, Nico Bolzico and Adrien Semblat; Isabelle’s mother Gloria Diaz (veteran actress and former beauty queen) and Solenn’s brother Erwan Heussaff (TV personality and food entrepreneur) will also be part of the series. Additionally, viewers can expect cameo appearances by friends from the !T GIRLS’ inner social circle: model Bea Soriano, actress Carla Humphries, creative director Martine Cajucom and blogger Nicole Andersson.


 Directed by Raymond Gutierrez, E! News Asia host and star of E!’s It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez, each episode of !T GIRLS follows the crazy and colorful lives of the squad, rotating between their different roles as public personalities and switching modes into their more personal lives as wives, sisters and daughters. Drama abounds as the pressures of being a celebrity heighten and the ultimate question is – what will these !T GIRLS compromise between life changes and their showbiz life? Will each prioritize things at home or keep up with the ever-evolving demands of their careers? Can an !T GIRL truly have it all? 

Catch the premiere of !T GIRLS on 24 October, Mondays at 8PM, only on E!  

E! is seen on SkyCable and Destiny Digital Ch. 57, Cignal Ch. 25, Cablelink  Ch. 33 and other cable operators Nationwide

Join the conversation on social media with #ItGirlsOnE

Cebu Will Always Have a Place in my Heart

Last October 5-9, I was in Cebu for the JCI Philippines National Conference. It's probably the craziest trip I've had there so far. We were not able to do some nature or beach trips, but we had so much food trips and parties. Haha! Let me share with you this video of our Cebu NatCon experience. :)


#InCebuNatcon2016 from Roycie S. on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Chainsmokers Live in Manila



I was close to missing this concert because I had to wait for the free tickets. I was in a wedding in Cavite when I foud out that finally, our friend got us free passes to the concert from Globe. Thanks so much, Mr. Ernest Cu for giving us access to the Globe Premiere Suite! :)

the awesome pair
While some of our friends were partying near the stage, Lady and I were actually having fun at the suite because it's so comfy out there. We got some drinks and some seats when we get tired of dancing. I didn't need to get too close to the stage to get good photos because my camera's 24x zoom never fails to give me quality photos in every event.

concert buddies

The last time Chainsmokers was here was when they're only familiar single was the "Selfie Song". We made it to their concert at Republiq (Resorts World Manila) back then through the guest list. But now, they've become really famous and their songs topped the charts.

A good friend, a talented actor and model, Phytos Ramirez

I super love them! See my own version of a post-concert video below.
Looking forward to more awesome hits ahead! :)




Friday, August 19, 2016

7 Times Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong Has Proven that Statement Jewelries Are In

Statement jewelries have become a trend that never gets old. This has been proven to us by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong as she has recently traveled the world in style. Let's check out the 7 times she showed us that statement jewelries are in.


1.  This necklace just levelled up her jumpsuit game





2. Who said you can't save the earth in style? 





3.  If you think too much is bad, then think again.





4. Making a statement with this necklace at the concrete jungle where dreams are made of



A photo posted by Angelia Gabrena Ong (@missearth.angelia) on



5.  Warning: Conquering Colombia requires a pretty neckpiece



This is Valle Del Cocora in Salento, Colombia. Those lines you see at the back is Palma de Cera, the world's tallest palm trees, and also Colombia's national tree. This kind of tree only grows in cold places like Salento. I am now on my way home and I can't help but reminisce and be thankful that my reign as Miss Earth brought me to beautiful places like Colombia. @brittanyannpayne , thank you for sharing this experience with me. Spending time with you and getting lost together has made me appreciate the friendship our crowns got us into. You are an amazing person and I'm so glad to have met you. I'll see you soon in a few days in Sri Lanka. @eliastobon , thank you for putting Miss Earth's advocacies not only by thoughts, but also through actions and by heart. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to know your amazing culture and meet your equally amazing people. Keep up the good work and congratulations to your organization and your new @missearthcolombia . Other than her, you have produced 8 more beautiful ladies that's now 8 different souls that will look at the world and our planet differently. You have produced stunning Earth Warriors! Gracias πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ ! #MissEarthColombia #MissTierra2015 #AngeliaAdventures #MissEarth #MissEarth2015 #Colombia #latepost Shout out to my loving and supportive stylist all the way from the πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­, @jannostyles :) #ootd #styledbyjannostyles #jannostyles Crimson Jacket by @xernanorticio Black dress by @guessphilippines Necklace from @flutterstatementjewelry by @katongers Shoes from @vincecamuto X #jessicasimpson
A photo posted by Angelia Gabrena Ong (@missearth.angelia) on


6.  Apparently, the future is in (or wrapped around) her hands





7. And there's no such thing as an easy decision





And if you wanna make your own statement just like Angelia, you know where to go.

#MakeAFlutterStatement #FlutterTravelsTheWorld

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Search is On for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2016

The annual search for The Oustanding Young Men (TOYM) 2016 in the Philippines is on! Officially launched by JCI Philippines last August 5 at the Bayanihan Center, TOYM 2016 is now open for nominations.

Who do you think has created a concrete positive change and has made an impact to the community, or at his/her own field/industry? Who deserves to join the biggest names who have been awarded in the previous years of TOYM?

Please see mechanics below:



Who will be among the 2016 TOYM Awardees? 

NOMINATE NOW!
The time has come to recognize those who exemplify service to community, outstanding leadership and excellence in their respective fields of discipline.

Please visit  http://toym.jci.org.ph for more information about the search and to download the official TOYM nomination form. 

Submit the accomplished nomination form, together with all the required supporting documents, on or before September 15, 2016 to TOYM Secretariat, 3F JCI Philippines Headquarters 14 Don A. Roces Avenue, 1103 Quezon City


For inquiries, please contact (+632) 3744138 or (+63) 9224524284 and look for Nancy; or email her at nancytoym@yahoo.com


Here are a few photos from the launch last August 5:


The TOYM 2016 Committee, JCI Philippines President Steve Tycangco, and JCIP Batch 101 Presidents 

TOYM Awardees through the years
For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/TheOutstandingYoungMenPH

Here are some of my photos:


A photo posted by Roycie S. (@royciepoisie) on


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Redfox Unveils New Logo and Promises Luxury Within Reach


On the 8th of August, Redfox Technologies has gathered everyone at Vu's Sky Bar in Marco Polo Ortigas for a wonderful surprise. Redfox Technologies CEO, Mr. Andy Te has revealed their new logo, as a rebranding move of their company. There are also a lot of exciting products that are coming up in the next few months, and everyone should watch out for them.

Mr. Andy Te (CEO) with the new Redfox Logo


Mr. Andy Te (CEO) presenting their new products


The event was hosted by two of my good friends, Farah Ramos and Michael Uy. It was indeed a night of good food, great music, and chill vibe. And the best part, I won a Wizpad Scribe in the raffle! Shoutout to Ms. Bernadeth of Redfox for putting up such a successful event.

And we won a Wizpad Scribe!
goofing around with these two crazies haha


I dunno why I was doing that pose LOL!

Read the Press Release here:

The Red Transformation – Luxury within Reach

Manila, Philippines, August 8, 2016 – Redfox Technologies International Ltd., one of the country’s leading sources of innovative IT solutions, has officially changed its image to strengthen the brand locally and globally. With a new brand identity that supports the tagline, “Luxury within Reach,” the company is set to provide premium products that will cater to the higher-end market and millennials.
Moving Forward

From being a PC manufacturing company to becoming a provider of end-to-end solutions and globally-acclaimed products, Redfox has opted to widen its product portfolio, now providing a premium and luxurious selection of products that include its latest line of smartphones, laptops, gaming PCs, and other peripherals. This is in addition to its existing lineup of pioneering products. Redfox will also continue to offer products dealing with education and the government.

The company has a solid industry experience as an end-to-end solution provider. As it continued to develop, it formed new sub-companies to provide high-quality products, delivering all the hardware and software resources, and engaging from conceptualization, to production, and up to the distribution of the finish product.

Said sub-companies are Redfox Laboratory International Ltd., a company that puts effort on the Research and Development (R&D) of Redfox products, with offices in Shenzhen China, Hong Kong  (hardware), and Philippines (software); A.L.e-Component Int’l. Inc., a company based in Cavite, Philippines, focusing on Redfox’s Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS); Asiantech, a company also based in the Philippines that focuses on the distribution, logistic and warehousing of Redfox; and Wiz Store, Redfox’s concept store, catering to retailers and kiosks, with two (2) branches located at SM North and SM Marikina.

Stepping Up the Game

As a company currently positioned in the market as an original equipment and design manufacturer, Redfox is determined to step up its game and position itself as an Original Brand Manufacturer (OBM), catering to the upper and middle class customers, as well as millennials, here and abroad.

The new brand identity, “Luxury within Reach,” will help promote products that strike quality and elegance at a reachable cost. Constantly committed to offer the best customer service and satisfaction, Redfox aims to provide the finest and luxurious commercial products that exude confidence and sophistication. In line with this, Redfox is building a global RMA and nationwide service center that will provide customer support 24/7.


Embracing Change

To support the new brand identity of Redfox, consumers will soon get to see the first UXperience Center in Southeast Asia that will offer interactive E-Sports and learning centers supported by E-Blue. This approach is expected to catapult the brand into the global stage.
Consumers will also get a treat, as Redfox plans to do mall road tours to promote its first ever luxurious smartphone called “Aurea.” The Redfox Aurea is set to position itself as the brand’s latest flagship smartphone.

Redfox is embracing change, continuously developing gaming ideas and cutting-edge technology for its smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, and gaming PC segments. Redfox is also securing more successful partnerships, not only here in the Philippines but also in the global scale, to attain more powerful principles in facilitating business opportunities.
For more info, please visit www.redfox.global.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Our Dining Experience at 7Flavors Buffet by Chef Boy Logro

The infamous chef, Boy Logro co-owns 7 Flavors Buffet located at A. Mabini St., San Juan City. 7 Flavors features as artisan bakery, a gourmet cafe, and a world fusion buffet. They serve really good food for an affordable price.


Last Friday, my friend, Sam Dy and I had a chance to dine with Mr. Kenneth Hung, the CEO, and Mr. Albert Borja II, the COO. It was a great experience also to have met fellow bloggers/writers at the dinner. We dined at the ground floor, where the cozy cafe is. In fact, they're planning to do bossa nights there soon. I loved the place because of its ambience and food. The buffet was at the second floor; and at that time, there was a birthday party there. 

happy diners :)
They have an interesting food selection at the buffet. There's also a teppanyaki corner, which I loved. My friend Sam enjoyed the tacos, and it's one of the best from the buffet. My personal favorite was the Kare-Kare.

we love the roast beef too!
dessert station
I love sushi :)
tacos!
yes I finished all of that haha
Anyway, they also offer event packages and catering services. For inquiries, you may contact them at 543-0325 / 542-1935 / 503-6750 / 0917-6700291 / 0933-4177387.

Here are their operating hours and rates:

Artisan Bakery - 6AM-8PM Daily
Gourmet Cafe - 6AM-12MN Daily
World Fusion Buffet - 1AM-2PM AND 6PM-10PM Daily

Monday-Thursday: Lunch - Php 400 / Dinner - Php 500
Friday-Sunday and Holiday: Lunch - Php 600

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Quick Boracay Summer

So there I was again, without any plans of going to Boracay, I got dragged by a friend who wanted to celebrate her birthday at the island. I was only able to make up my mind on the last minute. And because we took Air Asia, it meant another delayed flight, so we waited for more than 2 hours. 

We flew from Manila to Kalibo International Airport, where we met up with our friend who came from Dumaguete, but flew via Cebu. It was already midnight when we got to the boat from Caticlan to Boracay. The boat rates really inflate at those hours so it's better to take day flights. We got to the island at 1am and we just headed out for a quick meal before going to bed.

So basically we did a lot of eating, photo op, and partying (without even drinking much). But I would say that eating was the highlight of our trip haha! In fact, this was the only Boracay trip wherein I have completed all the daily hotel breakfasts. It's because we've been going to bed early because we're not drunk. Talk about change! haha

It's also great to find out that some other friends were there too, so I got to hangout with them. Anyway, here's how the trip went on:

Boracay Getaway from Roycie S. on Vimeo.

Day 1
Station 2 - Friend got a Henna Tattoo
Two Seasons - Oyster Sisig and Four Cheese Pizza (never fails!)
Station 1- Photo Op and a bit swimming by the beach until sunset
OlΓ© - Late dinner
Summer Place - Friend met up with a guy from Tinder but ended up being with a better person we met by the bar
Epic - I met up with my friends from Manila and hung out 'til the break of dawn

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Day 2
Puka Beach - Swimming and chilling (super pretty beach but the drinks were overpriced)
Spider House - Dinner with new friends
Epic - Party (and some drinking)

Day 3
Real Coffee - Lunch
Don Churros - Churro and Lava Cake fix
Jonah's Fruit Shake - Of course, we won't miss this
Las Brisas - Swimming and bonding by the pool
Station 2 - Buffet Dinner (another must for every Boracay trip)
Epic - My friend's birthday celebration
Then while we're a bit tipsy 'coz of our drinks, we had to go back to the hotel to get our stuff; then we headed to the port then the Kalibo Airport to catch our red-eye flight. However, our flight was ultimately delayed for like 4 hours, so we wished we just stayed and rebooked our flight (it's free anyway).

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And that's another quick but awesome summer trip! Where to next? Just wait for it! :)