Coke Zero’s newest TVC featuring Ely Buendia, Gaby dela Merced and Billy Crawford

“Dare to start with zero” is the newest tagline from Coke Zero’s newest TV commercial. Featuring 3 successful individuals in their chosen fields: Ely Buendia, Gaby dela Merced and Billy Crawford. Last Sunday, I was intrigued by some snippets of commercial showing Marc Abaya reporting a billboard ad in Guadalupe. It was a marketing ploy that kept me glued on the TV until I knew what it was.

I wasn’t surprised with Coke Zero, I was surprised with the fact that Ely Buendia is one of the three endorsers. Ely Buendia = Pinoy Rock Icon, amen! If anything is possible, is it possible that another Eraserheads concert is on its way? hehe…

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Clean as you go

I was at the mall yesterday to do some grocery when I decided to drop by Japan Home. Japan Home is a cheapskate’s haven because everything is sold at Php 88 or Php 66. Items offered ranges from kitchen wares, office supplies, gardening tools, craft supplies and other knick knacks for the house. But what really caught my attention is the slipper with a rag-like sole, aptly called “cleaning slipper”.

The Cleaning Slipper

The Cleaning Slipper

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Here comes the sun again!

After a rainy spell last week, this weekend’s temperature is back to being hot and sometimes humid. As much as I would like to abuse the air conditioner in our room, I’m afraid of the rising cost of electricity so we only use it at night. To beat the heat during the day, the good ol’ ice cold water, fruit juices, fruit shakes, ice cream and other ice coolers will suffice. Taking a shower at least 2 times a day will also keep you fresh and cool.

Ceiling fans from Farreys

Ceiling fans from Farreys

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A weekend garden party

Our friend M celebrated her birthday and invited us over for a mini-gathering and non-stop videoke party at their house in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Actually, they will be our would-be neighbors once we move out to the same neighborhood, hopefully soon. Their family always love friends coming over and a party is always happening in their house, that weekend is one of those. We started the party from 3 pm in the afternoon till midnight.

at the garden at 3 pm

at the garden at 3 pm

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Havaianas Philippines launches 2009 Havaianas Filipinas Collection

Be proud being a Filipino and showcase Pinoy Pride through the “tsinelas”. Havaianas Philippines brings another collectibles for the Havaianaticos, the 2009 Limited Edition Filipinas Collection. They will be released on June 12, 2009, in celebration of Philippines’ Independence Day. The collection is specially designed and produced for the Philippines, in very limited quantity. I wasn’t able to go to the Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 event this year, but these pairs will make up for it.

Havaianas Filipinas 2009

Havaianas Filipinas 2009

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Angelina Jolie on the top spot of Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Last year, it was Oprah Winfrey sitting on the throne as the world’s most powerful celebrity. But this time, it’s Angelina Jolie. This lady definitely has everything, a successful career, a lovely family, a gorgeous husband, a multi-billion asset and most of all, a beautiful woman inside and out. If there will be a Best of the Best Awards, Angelina Jolie will surely bag it all.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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The BB Cream craze

I finally joined the BB cream bandwagon. BB cream or Blemish Balm cream is the hottest beauty product craze in Asia and is slowly conquering other parts of America and Europe. It came from Germany, originally intended as after-treatment cream after laser surgeries. But the amazing results it gives caused others to use it in their beauty regimen. Soon enough, Korean actresses and actors use this too making it popular not only in Korea but in Asia as well.

BB creams or Blemish Balm creams

BB creams or Blemish Balm creams

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Recommended Restaurant City layouts

Facebook has gained its cult following just like other social networking sites. But what makes it a notch higher is with the inclusion of games courtesy of Playfish.com. One addictive game is Restaurant City, a simulation game wherein you build your own restaurant, cook and maintain your restaurant. Think of Diner Dash meets The Sims. I know I’m quite a late-bloomer in joining the RC-bandwagon but I’m definitely catching up. Let me show you my Restaurant City layout of my Deliciosa restaurant below, there’s still nothing much on it since I don’t have enough Restaurant City coins to buy fancy decorations, tables and chairs.

my restaurant layout in Restaurant City

my restaurant layout in Restaurant City

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A day tour in Macau

On our first visit to Hong Kong, we went to Shenzhen, China for a day tour. This time, it will be Macau, China. Macau is an hour away from Hong Kong and can be reached by ferry or “catamarans”. From HK Taisan Guesthouse, we walked along Haiphong Road to get to the China Ferry Terminal in TST where the First Ferry is located. The First Ferry runs from 7 am until midnight and ticket prices range from HKD 150-180 depending on the days (weekdays and holiday prices vary) and time. If you’re coming from Hong Kong island, you can ride the Turbojet from the Shun Tak in Sheung Wan. No visa is required when travelling to Macau. Hong Kong dollars are widely accepted in Macau, in fact, it has an almost 1:1 ratio. Macau casinos only accept Hong Kong dollars while shops and transportation systems like buses and taxis accept Pataca or Hong Kong dollars.

Macau Tower

Macau Tower

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Hiking the Lantau Peak and the Wisdom Path

*continuation of our Hong Kong vacation…

Hiking is one of the highlights of our trip, it was an unorthodox way of experiencing Hong Kong… far from the busy streets of shopping areas of Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui, from the fun-filled Disneyland and from the picturesque usual tourist attractions.

Original plan was to scale two mountains, Lantau Peak and Dragon’s Back, but due to lack of time and exhaustion, Dragon’s Back has to take a backseat.

start of the trail of Lantau Peak
start of the trail of Lantau Peak

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