Lazada Box of Joy


Yesterday, I received my first box of joy from lazada and it feels like I'm a kid about to open its gift on a Christmas morning. 

What is Lazada's box of joy? The Box of Joy is becoming Lazada's staple treat to its affiliate bloggers during campaign season. It initially started back in 2016 for the yearly Online Revolution and this year'sBirthday Sale saw the comeback of the Box of Joy. Previously, the contents of the box are primarily goods from the FMCG sector. While this year's Box of Joy is still dominated by FMCG, we're already seeing new additions from categories such as watches, and electronics accessories.


Swimwear for the body Conscious x Nasty Dress


Summer is coming and even if beach bumming isn’t on my top priority list this summer, it’s never an excuse not to sport on some new swimwear. In fact, I’ve been hoarding swimwear during the past months hihihi but let the truth be told that I did have a difficult time finding the perfect swimwear given that I am very body conscious, specifically on the tummy area. 

Lazada's Huge Birthday Sale


www.lazada.com is celebrating its 5th birthday this week from March 21 to March 23, 2017 and with this they are surprising their loyal patrons with remarkable deals. Online shoppers will feast on discounts up to 80%.

After successfully launching in the Philippines last 2012, Lazada has showcased all these years why they are the top and leading online shopping site in the country today. The company’s five strong years saw a wide variety of affordable items, exciting deals, fun vouchers, and overall effortless shopping experiences, that it is time once again to thank every person who has supported the online shopping group. The success of LAZADA in providing convenience and assortment of products to their customers will simply go stronger, as the group’s newest year of online shopping supremacy in the Philippines kicks in once again on the company’s fifth year anniversary!

Cat in a Bag x Zaful

“I’m not crazy, my reality is just different from yours” my favorite quotes from my most favorite Alice in wonderland character – Cheshire the Cat.  If you ask me why?  It’s simply because I find Cheshire a metaphor of anonymity and is proven with his word play wherein one has to look beyond his riddles to understand what his words really mean and probably the most capricious of all Alice In wonderland characters. 

I Dare To Dream


Everyone knows Lea Salonga as the Disney Legend who provided the vocals of Disney Princesses Jasmine and Fa Mulan in Aladdin and Mulan. Apart from her work with the Walt Disney Company, she has stunned audiences worldwide for her Tony Award-winning runs in Broadway and the West End for her role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and both Eponine and Fantine in Les Miserables. Now, the legend is crowning a new Disney Princess at the upcoming Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream gala concert!

The concert is the finale of Globe Studios’ I Dare to Dream, a first-of-its-kind, digital reality series in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios, that will search for the next Disney Princess from a group of six young girls. Salonga will award the winner during the event, and will headline the concert featuring Disney classics. 
“Globe has always committed itself to creating original digital content to complement the brand’s fast internet speeds, and the rapidly-changing ways Filipinos are consuming entertainment,” says Executive Producer and Globe Retail Transformation and Stores Management Advisor Joe Caliro. “But we feel an initiative of this magnitude shouldn’t end digitally. We want to end it with a bang, with a live concert featuring Lea Salonga and the country’s best singers.”

Apart from Salonga, the star-studded concert will also performances with Christian Bautista, KC Concepcion, Erik Santos, Julie Ann San Jose, Sam Concepcion, Morissette Amon, Aicelle Santos, Tippy Dos Santos, and Janina Vela.

I Dare to Dream is inspired by Disney Princesses, whose stories have moved both children and adults throughout the years. For the show, Globe Studios handpicked six young girls out of hundreds who auditioned, whose personalities and values reflect that of Disney princesses. The six girls will stay in one house and undergo fun challenges while enjoying a mentorship program.

The six selected girls are Sirach Catipay, an aspiring chef who wants to share the world’s cuisines with the Filipino people; Stephanie Jordan, a singing competition contestant who wants to enter the world of hosting; Hyacinth Leonado, who dreams of becoming a Broadway singer and actress; Jaden Narvios, who wants to be the president of the Philippines; Liana San Diego, who wants to be a veterinarian; and Alexi Tan, who dreams of becoming an animator.

The girls will be mentored by Ms. Salonga, along with experts in the respective fields the girls dream of entering: chef Jessie Sincioco, YouTuber and host Charisma Star, theater actress MenchuLauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Peñaflorida, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato

and animator Tito Romero. The girls will be joined by vlogger Janina Vela, who will serve as the guiding elder sister.

I Dare to Dream hopes to inspire girls that there are other young ladies like them, who do not necessarily fit in any of society’s molds,” ends Caliro. “It hope to show that one day, you can share the stage with someone like Lea Salonga and turn your dreams into a reality.”

The winner will also have the chance to take the trip of a lifetime: to walk the red carpet premiere of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast in Tokyo, Japan.

The I Dare to Dream concert will be held on March 22, 2017 at the SM MOA Arena. Tickets are available for purchase at www.smtickets.com. You can fully experience the magic of Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream on www.idaretodream.ph.

All Globe Prepaid, TM, Postpaid, and Globe At Home customers can avail of 10% discount on the tickets. Text GLOBEIDTD to 2363 to get the code. All Disney 129 & 299 customers will automatically receive a unique code from Globe to avail a 15% discount on the ‘I Dare To Dream’ concert tickets. Promo period is until March 19.

The New All Occasion Rolls Collection by Carlo's

Carlo's Bakery Cafe  recently launched their new All Occasions Roll Collection. The guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet meal with presentation corners for rolls served in various occasions, from graduation to birthdays to baptisms.   Guests were treated to party games and fun,   much like the character of the new product line which is really celebratory and fun.  Everybody went home happy.
Carlo’s Bakeshop and Café has been serving Iloilo since 1987 with their breads and cakes.  A companion to mothers who work to give their children nutritious and sumptuous meals on the table, Carlo’s Bakeshop and Café has noticed the high demand of the market for more tasty food in their homes, expanding their menu to include savory meals and catering.
credit to Pauline Mission

New Sous Chef at Seda Atria


ILOILO City -- With restaurants sprouting like mushrooms everywhere, discerning foodies need not to look far for that authentic dining experience with Seda Atria’s on-site restaurant Misto and roof deck bar Straight Up.
Misto (“mixed” in Italian) that sits 80 people offers a buffet breakfast and a la carte dining all-day. While Straight Up Bar offers a place for chill outs with relaxing ambiance and a stunning view of the city’s skyline.
Seda Atria at Ayala Land’s Atria Park District in San Rafael, Mandurriao, boasts of its award-winning chef with extensive hotel restaurant experience overseas. He is Albert Ledesma,the new Sous Chefof Seda Atria Hotel.

Guipure x Nasty Dress


It’s ok to be madly obsessed with something, sometimes; I am a big dreamer there is no doubt about that and admittedly I can be easily drawn to far-off fantasies and same goes with my fashion I never get tired of being drawn to something even if it is somehow unusual. 
Surreal as it may seem but  fashion had taught me lots of words such as the word "Guipure". Every now and then whenever I wear something I asked myself what they call this thing. In my mind,  I was like oh it’s a lace. Nah! it's not just a lace it's guipure as google define it "it's a  heavy lace consisting of embroidered motifs held together by large connecting stitches"


Oton, DungonKids Receive SM Cares Bears of Joy


The children ofOton Elementary School and Day Care CentersDungon I and 2were the beneficiaries of the the SM Cares Bears of Joy from SM City Iloilo, recently.
The shoppers and those who supported the project are a big part of this endeavor. For only P200.00, shoppers purchased a pair of bear last Christmas wherein they got to keep 1 and the other was donated to the mall’s selected beneficiary/charity organization. The distribution was done by SM’s PR Manager Troy Camarista and Marketing Officer Lee Pedregosa together with the One Meal group who brought Jollibee to entertain as well as to provide snacks for the kids.

My Zaful Wishlist

Orange being the color of joy and creativity and also being associated with fascination, freedom, balance and sexuality and surprisingly orange color is not really a hard color to pull off although most people will claim that it is. Honestly though orange isn’t always our first choice of color when it comes to outfit.  But then again it can be a flattering color you just need to know how to wear that color. 
Especially now that summer is approaching orange can be the best choice of color given that it can be a great alternative to almost anything – beach, going for a dinner date or go Malling.