Monday, August 31, 2015

The Work at Home Expo 2015 and the WAHMderful Life Community invites you to The Work at Home Expo 2015! The WAH Expo is an annual one-day expo of talks and mini- workshops geared towards the encouragement and empowerment of Filipinos who are working from home or would like to be work from home professionals. These events are for people who are currently working from home as entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, and for those who are planning to work from home in the near future. This event will provide attendees knowledge and tips about working from home. It will also be a great event where people can network and meet other people that they can collaborate or work with or for in the future.
Our very first workshop in 2012 resulted in a sold-out event, with over forty work at home professionals and freelancers in attendance, all of whom benefited from a wealth of insights and knowledge from authentic and experienced work from home professionals. We have since held 12 subsequent workshops, and two annual expos, all in-line with “helping individuals find their bliss working from home while making a home.” The Work at Home Expo last year had around 290 participants with almost 50 booths from different players in the industry and from the small business owners, as well.
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This year, The Work at Home Expo 2015 will be bigger and better! This event will be held on September 26, 2015 (Saturday) from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The venue will be at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab campus, Mandaluyong City.
Hall B (Main Hall)
Registration will start at 9:00 AM. We will have the booth exhibitors in this area where we can all participate in a booth stamping game! For those who will stay at the main hall to listen to the talks, we will have limited number of chairs in front of the stage so be there early so you can get good seats!

Morning Schedule:
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM Welcome remarks and overview of the day; Opening of the WAHM Support Central section.
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM It’s a WAH-mderful Life Video
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Panel of Work at Home Moms
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Raffle Draw
11:00 AM – 11:40 PM Panel of Work at Home Singles
11:40 AM – 11:45 PM Raffle Draw
11:45 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break / Booth Stamping game / Play Video of Sponsors
Afternoon Schedule:
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Keynote Speaker
1:25 PM – 1:50 PM Talk: Balancing Business, Home and Heart (Marilen Montenegro)
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Q&A
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM Break / Sponsor’s Slot
2:25 PM – 2:30 PM Introduction of next speaker
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Social Entrepreneurship and Foundations
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM Q&A
3:00 PM – 3:25 PM Break / Sponsor’s Slot
3:25 PM – 3:30 PM Introduction of next speaker
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM Time Management for the Work at Home Parent (Teresa Dumadag)
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Q&A
4:00 PM – 4:05 PM Introduction of next speaker
4:05 PM – 4:25 PM Fitness Factors for Work at Homies (Monica Manzano)
4:25 PM – 4:45 PM Q&A for and Raffle
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing
*Only starts in the afternoon!
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Set Yourself Up for Work at Home Wealth (Lianne Laroya)
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Sponsor’s Slot
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM WAHM Collaboration: Where it Begins, How to Earn from It (Martine, Frances, & Ginger)
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Raffle and Afternoon break
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Best Practices of a Work-at-Homie by Lyle of
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Sponsor’s Slot
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM How to Go Global with Your Expertise by Anthony and Tippy Pelayo-Go of Googly Gooeys
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Q&A and Raffle Draw
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing
For those who want to get a booth…
Event Page Posts - Sponsor

Event Location

Venue:   Bayanihan Center

Venue Phone: (02) 858-1979, (02) 858-1985 to 86
8008 Pioneer St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Business Cards Exchange Activity at Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 on November 25, 2015 at SMX Aura, Philippines

We value the delegates of each events we organized. We want you to have a collaboration for future projects or even friendship after the conference or summit under TAG Media and Public Relations. This, actually is part of the objective in attending events; To meet the empowered attendees who came from all parts of the country and beyond and to have a long term partnership after. We love to share and help individuals and companies to gain more knowledge from the speakers and to gain friends after the event. 

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According to Troy Nicolas, CEO of TAG Media and Public Relations, "We will have a Business Cards Exchange Activity too on the actual event so that you will meet everyone at the conference. So don't forget your fliers, business cards and ready pitch, the bell will ring every 30 seconds."

For "Asia E Commerce Expo 2015," we will have a "Speed Networking" so that delegates will have a chance to meet all. We will endorse you to your target clients, future partners or maybe future friends, we never know. We will release the complete list of attendees 3 weeks before the November 25, 2015 event to those who have confirmed registration already and let us know what company you like to be introduced. That's what we do, that's our company.

Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on November 25, 2015, Wednesday and brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations. #AECoE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with senior leaders from the biggest brands in Asia Pacific region and in which the leading e-commerce experts from emerging markets, award winning e-commerce players and established e-retailers in APAC gather under one roof. Industry leaders will share independent experiences and insights for delegates from different countries. You can be a part of this inspiring environment and benefit from the excellent networking opportunities it offers.

It features:
Sessions on ePayments, eLogistics and ePrivacy
Opening reception
Conference programme
Over 15 local and international high level speakers
30+ sponsors
1 hour of Speed Networking

What will you learn:
· Market Analysis
· Digital Marketing
· Strategy
· E Commerce
· Going Global

Why you should attend:
· To grow your business
· To meet investors
· 300 APAC Audience
· Maximizing cross border e commerce

#AECoE is not just about learning, empowerment and inspiration but a potential future collaboration that’s why we allot time for networking. Speakers confirmed are as follows plus 10 more awaiting for their confirmation;

• Constantin Robertz- Managing Director, Zalora
• Lars Jeppesen- CEO, Tech One Global
• Jacqueline Van Den Ende- Managing Director, Lamudi
• Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber
• Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Club Filipino
• Subir Lohani- Managing Director,
• Chinkee Tan- Book Author and Radio Host
• Robert Yupangco- CEO, Yupangco Group of Companies
• Frederic Levy- Founder & CEO, CashCashPinoy

• Camille Montejo- CEO, Tree Top Adventure Inc.

• Bjorn Pardo- CEO, Xend Business Solutions

• Quentin Boucher- Managing Director, Ensogo

• Chris Kiklas- President, EmLogis

• Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creativoices Production

• Spanky Enriquez- Corporate Communications Consultant

Speakers are leaders from different industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region. Attendees are senior business people, high-ranking government officials and media journalists.

Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) is expecting 300 visitors & up to 30 companies to share their products and services in the expo. For more info please check & for partnership/sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at Registration Fee per delegate: Php 3,000.00 (Inclusion: Snacks and Elegant Lunch, Conference and Expo.)

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Brilliant college student Sam has the perfect credit card scam until his crew robs the wrong man. Now they have two weeks to repay ruthless gangster Marcel two million dollars or they will be dead. Sam and his team devise a scheme to clear their debt by heading to Miami to poach enough cash and merchandise.
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But they come up short. So Sam and his gang set their sights on a daring jewelry heist that could make them hugely wealthy for life. Their plan turns sour, however, when the team members start turning on each other. Now it’s up to Sam to finish the brazen heist and turn the tables on Marcel before they all go down.
High Octane from start to finish, PLASTIC is based on the incredible true story of the UK Fraudsters from Manchester who stole £20 million worth of diamonds from jewelers in Beverly Hills back in 1997.
The film stars Ed Speleers (Sam), Alfie Allen (Yatesy), Sebastian De Souza (Rafa), Will Poulter (Fordy), and Emma Rigby (Frankie).
Producers Terry Stone and Dan Toland wanted to use the premise of the real story, but decided to change the characters and setting in order to make it more stylish and modern. It meant finding the right people for the characters was even more important to fit in with the Gilbey brother’s vision.
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The central ensemble is led by control-freak, Sam, who is played by Ed Speleers (Downtown Abbey, A Lonely Place to Die). Ed had previously worked with Julian before on A Lonely Place to Die so their working relationship was already closely established. Julian was fully aware that Ed was a talented actor who really works at his craft. “He really came up with some good character ideas. He’s a solid leading man and a great guy to work with,” says Julian. Ed had heard of the script not only through his manager but also through Julian. When he realised they wanted someone a lot younger than originally planned, he jumped at the chance to play Sam.
When they approached Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, Attonement) the crew were thrilled that he was interested in the script. Julian says: “I was in Miami when I got the call that Alfie really wanted to play the role and we just jumped about. He was perfect. Yatesy is a great role; he’s a dreadful, wonderful, spiteful and conflicted character and Alfie puts on a very honest performance. Although the character is very vain, Alfie isn’t at all.” Alfie himself said he loved playing the cheeky rogue and that the entire cast got on really well. “[The producers] got the dynamics of the characters so right,” he says.
The part of Fordy went to Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Chronicles of Narnia) who has received nothing but praise for his work on set and his attitude off set from both cast and crew. Poulter explains that he liked the character of Fordy as soon as he read the script. “I got sent the script by my agency and read it and l really enjoyed it. It’s a really fun. I loved the character of Fordy; he’s a lot more intelligent than me.” Julian and Will sat down many times to discuss how to keep Fordy on the side of the audience but still have that level of ambiguity about the character. “I really love Will, he really grounds this film. Playing the straight character is a very difficult thing to do but the truth of the matter is, is how straight is Fordy? He’s working in credit card fraud so he’s still a criminal.”
The character of Rafa, who is seemlingly closer to Yatesy than any of the other boys, is played by Sebastian De Souza (The Borgias, Skins). Plastic is his first feature film after a background in television and he was very “pleased and grateful” to be offered the role after hearing about it through his agency. When speaking about the character, De Souza says “initially you’d read him as a joke of the four boys, but eventually he earns his keep by coming up with the idea that in theory will save them from death by Marcel.”
Last, but not least, is the character of Frankie, played by Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks) who’s also new to the film scene, this being her first lead role in a feature film. “When we originally looked at Emma we just thought well here’s someone really glamorous, she’s got the look of a great Hollywood starlet. The camera absolutely loves her plus she’s a great actress so her central performance is amazing along with Ed’s and there’s that real vibe between them” says Dan Toland.
When talking about the script, Emma says: “I was really interested in it being based on a true story. I also liked the aspect of it being a heist and that the cast were really young.”
When discussing the main cast, Toland says there’s a real vibe and dynamic that really centres all performances. “They all play off each other which really brings the story to life.”
As Julian Gilbey puts it, Plastic is “not another film where a bunch of cockney geezers are blowing people’s heads off in Range Rovers!” What it is is an emotive story about five students, who get out of their depth in the shady world of credit card fraud. Toland describes it as hugely entertaining with “Robin Hood themes” running throughout. It’s British film-making at its best and features an amazing up-and-coming young cast that is set to wow audiences aged from teenagers to adults.
Link to Trailer:

The Nearest Lugawan in my Neighborhood is in OPENSNAP?

First off, I just had to tell you guys how awesome Opensnap can be! Can you believe it - the local eatery/(famous)landmark in our barangay is indeed, detected by this app with matching (accurate) picture pa? A for Effort! Raise the roof! (If you wanna see the photo - download the app, man.)
Apparently, I was really surprised! Akala ko mga pa-tutyal lang na restaurants ang andito; yun pala andito not just fast food but even eateries (which inspired me to write this post in Tag-Lish); it almost has everything! The point is, the app is so very much useful! (Redundant to emphasize!) This app-being really lives up to its purpose (to find food), most specially on local places that are new to you (hal. bagong-salta ka, o 'di kaya naligaw ka, your stomach is growling while your pocket is growling too). Very useful talaga siya! Akala mo kung ano lang, food house pala! Yay!


Okay, moving on...
In this typhoon weather, there is nothing else more exciting to do than eat something for the soul with a hashtag #foodforsoul. And, it's just oh-so-good to know that (at least in my area) lugaw (porridge in British, congee in Asian) is just around the corner (more like end of the street in my case)! The Tony & Precy Lugawan offers delicious lugaw in plain or with different toppings/ingredients like boiled egg, lomo (tenderloin), and tuwalya (pork intestines). They also offer mami (flour noodles in broth) and side dishes like tokwa (plain soybean curd), tokwa't babuy (soybean curd with sliced pork).
My gourmet photo attempt: Lomo
What's more is that they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - unless it's the 24th of December or the Holy Week.

Tip#1: Want more servings? Take it out! To go, or take away whatever sossy-word you wanna call it. In short, balot. Yes, ipabalot ang lugaw and sa bahay na kumain. Mas marami ang take out servings nila. Maybe it's because they wouldn't wash a dish when you take out? Or the dine-in bowl is smaller? Or the take-out plastic bag is bigger? IDK.

Tip#2: Don't forget to ask for condiments. Saraaap! #nomnom

Find the nearest eatery near you with OpenSnap!


PS. - This app could pass as subject for my #MBF episodes! (#thinkingoutloud)

PSS. - Just so you know, to find the nearest local food house around you. Download OpenSnap and tap "Nearby" button - that is where precious edible gems (food) are hidden.  Perfect for tourists who want to experience local food house too!

PSSS. - You could help this app map the local food scene near you, just by uploading pictures including food, interior and of course, selfie inside restaurant!

PSSSS. - This app is a great way to spread word about your eatery/carenderia/gotohan/tapahan whatever. (Kaway-kaway business owners!)
#sonearyetsofar will definitely become #sonearandsodelicious with additional hashtag #cravingssolved!

I end this post burping. (Yes, I ate that Lomo (photo above) while doing this. It's raining!)


For more restaurants and food finds, download OpenSnap app from App Store or Google Play.

Vikings Bags Awards at WOFEX 2015

Vikings Bags Awards at WOFEX 2015
Vikings Chefs after the awarding at World Food Expo 2015
Internationally Renowned Chefs
Vikings Group Chefs Jonathan Jota, Anton Abad, Mark Wilhelm Ragudos, Jennifer Gumboc, Don Aries Jerome Duenas, Joel Mondelo, Mark Reyes, Charles Andrei Santos and Raphael De Jesus won top honors for the country and their restaurants Vikings, Niu by Vikings and Four Seasons Hotpot City.
The chefs spent four days battling the best of the best at the Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) of the World Food Expo 2015 (WOFEX) which is the only World Association of Chef’s Society (WACS) endorsed competition in the country.
They received a total of 13 medals across different categories. Chef Jonathan Jota won a gold medal for the Quick Fire Salad Category, winning Silver Medal is Chef Anton Abad for the US Beef category, Chef Mark Wilhelm Ragudos for the US Poultry category and Chef Don Aries Jerome Duenas for the Creative Breakfast Challenge category.
"The Vikings Team placed 3rd on overall performance for the Professional Category at the PCC 2015, beating international competitors from Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and other Local Hotels and De Luxe Restaurants” said Over-all Coach Chef Jonathan Jota.
The prestigious competition is an avenue for Filipino chefs to gauge their skills against chefs from other countries, and gain international recognition for their culinary expertise.
This year’s PCC had 1,200 competitors from more than 15 countries and is still the number 1 culinary Food event to watch out for.
Also organized by WOFEX, BLOSOMEX or Blogging and Social Media Expo were held at SMX Convention Center where Vikings took home the “People’s Choice Award for Favorite Buffet”
“The Choice” had 2,075 respondents from Our Awesome Planet, K.T.G. Collective Food Blogs, and Zomato voted to settle foodie debates of favorite buffet, favorite ramen, favorite specialty restaurants and favorites in 45 other categories.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Asia Leaders Talk: Unleash Your Leadership Potential with Mike Grogan

On September 8, 2015 from 2:30PM to 5PM, “Asia Leaders Talk” together with “Best Of You” will have Mike Grogan for “Unleash Your Leadership Potential” at Misono Events Place along Jupiter Street, Bel Air, Makati.
Mike Grogan is the founder of “Best Of You.” He is a Non-Traditional Speaker, Coach and Trainer who helps Individuals and Managers to go further, faster. He has worked with hundreds of organizations around the world from Billion Dollar Brands in Corporate America, Hospitals in Africa, to Humanitarian Organizations in Palestine.
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Today, Mike lives and works in the Philippines where he is fast becoming the leading authority in non-traditional Management & Leadership development. Mike is convinced that many individuals and organizations are wasting their time and money on ineffective traditional training programs and he is committed to changing this.

3 easy steps to register.
1. Deposit the registration fee of Php 500.00 to TAG Media and Public Relations BPI Checking Account # 1680 0010 29
2. Scan the deposit slip
3. Send the scanned copy to 
TAG Media and Public Relations, the organizer of Asia Leaders Forum and Asia Leaders Talk aims to reach a broader audience and help not just companies, but individuals as well in pursuing excellence. Asia Leaders Forum and Asia Leaders Talk are pocket conferences with different topics per event, featuring influential local and international leaders as speakers.

For more information and registration: Contact 09166299381 or send an email to

HOW DO I LOOK? ASIA - People Behind

How Do I Look Asia
Host, Co-host and Guest Stylist Profiles
Sazzy Falak (Host)
Born Sazlini Shamsul Falak, 34-year-old Sazzy has made an illustrious career in the worlds of film and television. In 2006, she was named Best Supporting Actress at the Malaysia Film Festival for her role in Gol & Gincu, garnering critical appraise and a loyal fanbase. Fashion is also her forte. Sazzy is the owner, curator and designer of homegrown label, Street Fashion by Sazzy Falak, an all-in-one role which gives her a critical eye for style. The fashion boutique has been both a local and international success, with designs being showcased at the 2013 New York Fashion Week, among others. Sazzy is also one of Malaysia’s most followed celebrities on social media. Warm and friendly with an outgoing personality, she has more than 700,000 fans on Facebook, where she often shares pictures of her 4-year-old twin daughters Imaan Lily and Tiara Rose.
Jeannie Mai (Special Guest)
Jeannie Mai has spent her last 8 years doing what she is passionate about – empowering women, helping them to be the best version of themselves, overcoming insecurities and discovering their true beauties. Jeannie Mai is best known as the host of two-time Emmy nominated television series, How Do I Look US and the correspondent for other shows such as the hit NBCUniversal Networks Internationals’ Fashion Star. Jeannie also hosted live on the red carpet for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.
Of Vietnamese and Chinese descent, Jeannie strives to give back to her homeland by frequently traveling to Asia to volunteer her time with inspiring organizations dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate.  While abroad she works with Heartbeat Vietnam, a non-profit devoted to improving health care for impoverished children and NightLight International, an organization committed to rescuing women and children from sex trafficking and prostitution rings by providing employment and vocational opportunities.
Jeannie recognized that she has a lot in common with the average women out there: “I want to dream, I want to live life with purpose, and I want to look good doing it.” -
Andrea Wong (Guest Stylist)
Prior to her stint as an Editor of ELLE Malaysia, Andrea Wong has 8 years of working experience as a fashion stylist and editor. She is frequently featured on sharing her insights about styling on television, radio and print.
Anindita Saryuf (Guest Stylist)
Anindita Saryuf started her career in fashion in 2000 as a fashion stylist. 7 years later, she moved on to the magazine industry focusing on fashion and beauty. In 2009, Anindita became the Fashion Editor of ELLE Indonesia. She then progressed to be the Senior Fashion Editor, and is now the Fashion Director of the magazine.
Liz Uy (Guest Stylist)
Liz Uy is the Philippines’ top celebrity stylist. She was previously the Fashion Editor and an on going contributor for Esquire Philippines and Preview magazine. She is now Singapore Style’s Digital Curator and is a personal stylist for weddings where she leads a team of stylists under her own group StyLized Studio. Liz is also the author of “StyLized”, which discusses the 10 style essentials every Filipina needs.
Zachary Wu (Guest Stylist)
Zachary Wu is fashion designer and stylist from Taiwan known for celebrity styling, commercial styling, magazine shooting, personal tailoring and concert outfit designing. He graduated from Shih Chien University of Fashion Design and has won 3rd place in the university’s graduation fashion design competition. Currently, Zachary is executive of the label Y-Z which combines clothing and styling.

OPENSNAP Bulgogi's Brothers Greenbelt 5

My mom's studying Hangul and eversince then, she started to embrace not just the language but the culture and in the process, she introduced us to it. From eating spicy kimchi, to making one, to eating paper seaweed, gulping Shabu-Shabu soup and so on. Did we love it? Personally not a fan of super spicy kimchi, but nonetheless yes, we did love it; from K-pop, to Koreanovelas and now, I'm currently finding myself craving for some seafood hot pot, spicy bowl of soup and the famous samgyeopsal!

What's most surprising about dining here is their uncommon appetizers/side dishes - the unlimited boiled sweet potatoes, sweet corn and quail eggs.
Unlimited salad screams healthy snacking.
And when you choke on a big mouthful of spicy kimchi - ask the staff for their Hot Bori cha aka Barley tea (that I first taught was a rice tea - taste delicious for someone who don't usually choose tea for drinks). Mind you, the tea is bottomless too.
My dates: Parents!
This is one good handful of fresh vegetables.
Hurray for eating healthy and still filling senses with savory dishes! Thank you Bulgogi Brothers!
Find Bulgogi Sisters on OPENSNAP!
For more restaurants and food finds, download OpenSnap app from App Store or Google Play.

OPENSNAP Tokyo! Tokyo!

Craving for California maki? Get your quick-fix at Tokyo Tokyo.
In here, Japanese dishes is served fast - Bento meals, Sumo meals, Ramen, Donburi, Maki including side dishes, snacks and desserts.
Tokyo Tokyo also offer meals good for two and unlimited rice. Wow! Just wow, for a fair price you'll get to enjoy more of your Japanese dish.
I personally love the Beef Misono, Chicken Karaage and all Teriyaki - chicken, beef.
Beef Sukiyakidon
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Bento Meal: Beef Misono
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Bento Meal: Honey Chicken Teriyaki
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Grab a meal and add gyoza, miso soup, nori wasabe fries, potato balls, and onion rings. Add a dessert and end your Japanese experience in a sweet note, choose between mango panna cota or almond jelly.
Thank goodness for Tokyo Tokyo, everyday Japanese is now possible without hurting my Asian wallet!
Let OPENSNAP take you to Japan - Japanese dishes that is!
 For more restaurants and food finds, download OpenSnap app from App Store or Google Play.

Shop Anything, Anytime, Anywhere with the Lazada Mobile App!

Lazada ( - the Philippines’ One-Stop Shopping and Selling destination continues to keep its commitment of effortless shopping to Filipinos with the Lazada Mobile App. Now, Filipinos have access to more than half a million products right at their fingertips. Giving Filipinos the power to shop anything, anytime, anywhere through the Lazada Mobile App.

With the Lazada Mobile App, everyone can conveniently shop while on the go; packed with eye-catching visuals, intuitive user interface, and true-to-form images, you can never go wrong shopping through the Lazada Mobile App. Now you don’t need to rush to the mall or brave through the bad weather or heavy traffic as shopping through the Lazada Mobile App is easy as 1-2-3! Simply download the Lazada Mobile App for FREE on iOSAppStore and Google Play Store.
Packed with daily promos and jaw-dropping discounts, the Lazada Mobile App also hosts exclusive App-Only sales for premium tech and lifestyle brands. With the same robust functionality as its web interface, the Lazada Mobile App offers the ease and convenience of shopping for those Filipinos on-the-go.
And to make every Filipino’s effortless shopping risk-free, the Lazada Mobile App also offers cash-on-delivery payment. So aside from the ease of being able to shop on-the-go through the Lazada Mobile App, everyone can pay via cash when their orders arrive on their doorsteps.
Effortless Shopping tips to all Shoppers On the Go
Secure Shopping
• For mobile shopping, choose shopping sites with an app. It’s easier to use and most importantly, more secure as it’s harder to tamper with.
• Check news articles about the shopping site to ensure it’s not a temporary online shop that will disappear after pocketing your money.
• Ensure the shopping site has a return policy such as Lazada’s Buyer Protection: online shops without return policies can mean scam or unauthentic products.
• Do not give your password to anyone. Online shops’ email support or call support personnel should never require your password for identification.
• Only use your credit or debit card on sites with a padlock icon in the URL bar. This means the site uses secure communications to prevent any third-party eavesdropping.
• Check for security labels such as PCI-DSS certification. This means the shop has been audited and is certified safe to use.
• If you don’t receive an acknowledgement email from the online shop shortly after a purchase, there might be an issue with your purchase or it might be a scam. Call the site’s hotline to verify.
• If you strongly suspect you have been scammed and your credit card information has been stolen, contact your bank or credit card issuer to block the card and investigate.
Savvy Fashionistas
• Pick the right size by using the size chart feature, taking your measurements and checking carefully for any international conversions (UK, US, EU, Japan).
• Ensure the site has an exchange policy like Lazada’s 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy that enables you to return clothes within 7 days, and re-order the outfit in a size that fits you perfectly.
• Only shop for fashion on shopping apps that provide a few angles so you can see exactly how the clothes fit on the model or mannequin.
• Get your friends’ comments or ‘likes’ easily by sharing the item on Facebook or Instagram before buying.
• Read product details to check on the fabrication so you’ll know how the clothes feel on you.
Parenting Shoppers
• Spend quality time with your family instead of getting caught in traffic to the shopping mall. Shopping at the Lazada Mobile App lets you shop at your convenience, any time of the day!
• Diapers and milk powder are not only expensive, but heavy to carry. Look out for online promotions and take advantage of door-step delivery.
• Follow the Lazada Super Moms Facebook page and subscribe to the newsletters to get the latest deals delivered straight to you.
• Don’t let getting overwhelmed in crowded malls and toy stores stop you from giving the best to your kids. Shop for educational toys online, conveniently.
• If you’ve brought the wrong size of maternity clothes, take advantage of Lazada’s 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy. Return the wrong size within 14 days (30 for Vietnam), and re-order the outfit in the right size.
Tech Addicts
• Online shopping allows you to compare prices for your favourite gadget. Do keep a look out for sellers on the same site that may offer a bigger discount or bundle deal.
• Searching for phone accessories, power banks and covers is less overwhelming online as you can easily compare your options and colors, and sort them by price.
• Subscribe to Lazada’s newsletter or like our Facebook page to get news on exclusive and limited edition tech launches.
• When looking for a gadget in a specific model or colour, check out Lazada’s wide range online first. It’s better than visiting the retail store and discovering the gadget’s sold out.
• Shopping for your favourite gadget online is easy. You can do it anytime of the day with fast and reliable delivery to your home or office.
Smart Savers
• Take advantage of free shipping if you spend a certain amount, or do a group order with friends so you can all enjoy free shipping.
• Download the Lazada mobile application to enjoy special app-only discounts and access sales anywhere, anytime! Turn on push notifications on mobile to stay updated on the latest promotions.
• Watch out for time-sensitive flash deals, set your alarm so you don’t miss the promotion! 
• Look out for exciting promotions from our bank partner with store-wide discounts.
• Sign up for newsletters for sale promotions and coupon codes.
• “Like” the Lazada Philippines ( on Facebook to get notifications on the latest deals.
• To have a truly effortless mobile shopping experience, download the Lazada Mobile App and join Lazada’s Big App Sale happening this August 27-31 and enjoy as much as 80% discount from your favourite brands.
The Lazada Big App Sale: A Shopping Treat for all those Shoppers On-The-Go!
Lazada Philippines is again rolling out five (5) days of non-stop shopping deals for all Filipinos to enjoy. Packed with deals, discounts, and games, the Lazada Big App Sale ( is Lazada Philippines’ way of making shopping more enviably effortless, enjoyable, and fun for Filipinos through the Lazada Mobile App.
With as much as 80% exclusive discounts on bestsellers and favorite brands, the Lazada Big App Sale boasts hundreds of thousands of products all housed in the Lazada Mobile App.
So save and shop now with the Lazada Mobile App and be part of the Lazada Big App Sale( this August 27-31.
About Lazada
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Join SAZZY FALAK and JEANNIE MAI in the all-new
Asian take on the popular US hit makeover series
How Do I Look Asia

Style icons Jeannie Mai (left) and Sazzy Falak (right) on DIVA’s How Do I Look? Asia
It’s time to go head over heels for DIVA’s How Do I Look? Asia – the highly anticipated Asian re-imagination of the hit fashion makeover series. Billed as “Asia’s ultimate fashion fix,” How Do I Look? Asia will make its debut on Monday, 31 August at 8PM (SIN/MAL) on DIVA, NBCUniversal International Networks’ leading entertainment channel for women in Asia.
The NBCUniversal International format, produced by NBCUniversal’s Matchbox Asia, follows Malaysian celebrity and style icon Sazzy Falak as she guides eight fashion victims to the path of fashion enlightenment. Jeannie Mai, host of the original U.S. version, and a familiar face to Asian viewers, features in each episode, setting up the fashion challenges each week.
The fashion-challenged victims include onesie-addict/ blogger Apple Allison of Sole Searching Soul (Philippines); indie rock guitarist Ariana (Malaysia); mismatch, mishap/ watercolor artist Choc (Taiwan); sales executive, and literally plain Jane (Philippines/Australia); overachieving, yet outdated, Lavinya (Malaysia); rebel teacher Lianni (Philippines); romantically-insecure Maisarah (Singapore); and the uninspiringly-dressed motivational speaker Yessinta (Indonesia).
To achieve a professional look that can be replicated for the everyday, Sazzy will be joined by a guest stylist in each episode: Liz Uy (Filipina celebrity stylist); Zac Wu (Taiwanese celebrity stylist); Andrea Wong (former editor of Elle Malaysia); and Anindita Saryuf (fashion director of Elle Indonesia).
In each episode, Sazzy and an accomplice – a concerned family member, friend or colleague – will help transform the lucky fashion victim into a beacon of style.   After having their wardrobe raided, the individual will have their current fashion choices face the “Eww Tube”, one of the iconic features of the original format. The “Eww Tube” is a vacuum cleaner-like machine that literally sucks offending outfits up and away after they have been eliminated by the panel of fashion experts and accomplices.
The transformations featured on the series transcend fashion and style. Viewers will also get to witness the complex and emotional backstories of the victims, whose glamorous new looks, and freshly developed sense of style, act as a catalyst for them to adopt a more positive and confident outlook on life.
How Do I Look? Asia is a testament to DIVAs position as the leading womens entertainment channel in Asia. We are confident that this ground-breaking local production, like its original franchise, will strongly resonate with our core female audiences across the region,” said Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, NBCUniversal International Networks. “Using the insights from various in-depth research initiatives on Asian women that NBCUniversal has conducted and developed over the recent years, How Do I Look? Asia features many of the elements that we found women loved: fabulous and fun makeovers, the hottest fashion trends tailored to Asian sensibilities, inspiring and heart-warming personal stories, and a positive underlying message that encourages every woman to be her best self.
Jeannie and Sazzy will be making live appearances as they tour Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam later this month on the following dates:
  • Singapore: 20-22 August
  • Kuala Lumpur: 23-25 August
  • Ho Chi Minh City: 26-27 August
How Do I Look? Asia Season One is presented by regional sponsor Zalora.
Tito Costa, Managing Director of ZALORA Group, said, “We​’re excited to be ​working with How Do I Look? Asias very first season of fashion makeover series and we’re proud to contribute to the life-changing makeovers featured throughout the show. ZALORA supports Asia's diverse forms of beauty and seeks to empower women through fashion by giving them the confidence to own whatever moment they find themselves in and to encourage them to be the best version of themselves. The show’s goal is aligned with ZALORA’s commitment to provide a carefully-curated range of fashion options as the right tools to create confidence-boosting looks. This is perfectly echoed in the weekly fashion transformations featured ​throughout the show.”
In Malaysia, the series is also presented by Marigold Yogurt Drink and Panasonic Beauty.
Clozette is the Official Fashion Social Network of the series, which is filmed at an NBCUniversal International studio set built in Solaire Resort & Casino, Manila.
For more information on How Do I Look? Asia, including exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, fashion tips, quizzes and personality profiles, visit
Be part of the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #HDILasia
How Do I Look? Asia premieres on 31 August, Mondays at 8PM (SIN/MAL)
 About NBCUniversal International Networks
NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.  The channel brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

OPENSNAP Goodah!!! Fort Bonifacio

I'm feeling Goodah!!!
All about this Pinoy-style restaurant is feel-good!

Goodah!!! is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! And to emphasize that, their line include a sign saying they are open for a good long 25 hours!

Goodahotpot - Php129.00
ShareTayo! Meals C (Php305.00) - includes 4 cups of rice, 2 glasses of red iced tea
Shanghai Rolls
I didn't let the chance to try their new addition pass...
The Chicken Arrozcaldo - Php79.00
partnered with Fried Tokwa - Php 39.00
The chairs are interesting too. Feel sexy, seat on a chair reserved for sexy. I'm sorry I didn't have photos of it, you gotta dine here to find out what I'm talking about. He he

Anyways, our usuals here includes Beef Tinapa in sweet and spicy with fried egg, sinangag and atsara. The desserts are a must-try too; Filipino favorites includes Halo Halo and Leche Flan! :)

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