Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The Kissing Booth 3 Release Date, Trailer and Sneak Peek

Kissing Booth is probably one of my favorite Netflix original movies. I remember that I was really excited when they announced last year that they'll be having a second sequel to the movie and ended up watching it during its premiere. And now -- guess what? We have the third installment coming really soon. 

Now, we can stop wondering and find out what happens next to Elle and Noah. So, save the date as Kissing Booth 3 is coming to Netflix on August 11 (Wednesday) 

You can watch the trailer here

It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?

By the way, I'd like to share some photos with you and a little sneak peek. (Don't worry! No spoilers here!) 


This one definitely has twilight saga feels. Does Edward Cullen have a new brother? 



That's it for now! 

Are you excited too? Let us know what you think about the upcoming movie.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Scholastic goes on sale too! 80% off on Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts

Here's a treat for Potterheads all over the country as Scholastic Flagship Store goes on sale too! Get as much as 80% off from June 20-27! 

Order via this link: https://bit.ly/Scholastic80offSALE

Harry Potter Cinematic Guides are available for Php 86.40 only from the original price of Php 435. The best part? As of writing, they are complete so you can get all of them: Harry Potter, Hermoine, Ron, Dumbledore even Newt Scamander. 



The Fantastic Beasts series are also on sale for only Php240 from its original price of Php 1,200. This is surely a treat for Potterheads and collectors as this is the hardbound version. This will run out fast soooo order now. 

Click this link to order the Fantastic Beast (Hardbound)

So, what are you waiting for! Check out Scholastic's Flagship Store here: https://bit.ly/Scholastic80offSALE

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hypertension: The Bigger Risk that You Should Be Also Concerned About

The coronavirus has altered our way of life and it continues to affect many of us. As the numbers continue to increase and the statistics now include family and friends who have been sick or lost, we can't help but be worried and afraid of what might happen next. 

However, during the Press Conference by the Philippine Heart Association Council on Hypertension last June 16, I realized that aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a bigger risk than we should also be concerned about. 


"At the moment, we have at least two pandemics, we have the coronavirus and the other one is increasing prevalence rate of blood pressure in the Philippines and we all agree that both need to be contained," says Dr. Don Robespierre C. Reyes, Head of the ER Services UST Hospital, Head, PHA Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Core Group, and the Editor-in-chief of My Heart Ph

If we don't do anything, it is estimated that by 2025, we will have more than 1.5 billion people suffering from hypertension globally and that more than 1.5 billion will be at risk to die because of cardiovascular diseases. 

Thus, it is very important for us to learn more about this and understand our situation. Fortunately, we have organizations like the Philippine Heart Association who continuously look after us and champions the advocacy to fight this dreaded disease. 

After 8 years through the help of the Corbridge Group, we now have updated data and a clearer picture of the current health situation in the country concerning hypertension. The results of this study conducted by the lead investigator, Dr. Jorge A. Sison, Consultant in the Adult Cardiology at the Makati Medical Center and the Past Head of the Cardiology Section, Medical Center Manila can definitely help us move forward, and hopefully, it can also help guide the government in creating a national policy on this matter. 

Here are 7 things you need to know about our current situation: 

  • Hypertension Prevalence Rate in the Philippines is at 37% 
  • For Western Visayas which includes Bacolod City, from being the lowest in 2013, the prevalence rate has gone up from 13% to 43% in 2021, making us currently number 3 in the country. (Is this because of cansi? LOL) 
  • 18% of the total population are unaware that they are hypertensive.
  • More younger people now are suffering from hypertension where the hypertension prevalence rate among adolescents (12-18 years old) jumped from 1% to 5%. 
  • 67% are taking medication for hypertension but BP control rate is low at 36% 
  • Only 25% of hypertensive monitor BP at home, digital BP monitor, the brachial type being the most common. 
  • Adult hypertensives have higher BMI, waist circumference, and central obesity rate. 

As you can see the results are not really good thus, it is really important that we do something about it. Here are 7 Simple Tips on How We Can Beat this Bigger Pandemic

1. HAVE THE RIGHT DIET - Include at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Mix and match your food and opt for more colorful vegetables. It is also important that we do not overcook our vegetables. 

2. LIMIT GADGET OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE USE - Minimize your use of gadgets or electronic devices to a maximum of 2 hours daily. 

3. EXERCICE - Stay fit and exercise. Allot at least 1 hour per day for your fitness routine. 

4. AVOID SWEETENED BEVERAGES AND SODA - Say no to beverages and soda. Water is still the liquid for our body. 

5. STOP SMOKING - Smoking kills and so does second-hand smoke. If you can't help it, please be mindful not to pass your secondhand smoke to others. 

6. MONITOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE - It is important to monitor your blood pressure regularly and that includes your children. According to Dr. Aurelia Leus, BP measurement in children is recommended to be done annually starting at 3 years of age. 

7. SEEK YOUR PROFESSIONAL HELP - When in doubt, seek professional help. Ask your doctor. They are the best persons to ask whenever we have health concerns. Do not self-medicate. 

We are at war with these two pandemics but we do not need to lose hope. We can win this fight! We have our trusted doctors and the Philippine Heart Association. All we need to do is listen and do our part. :)

For more tips and important updates, you may check the PHA's website - www.philheart.org

or better yet, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philheart.org

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Book Feature: Seven Faces of Life + Exclusive Author Interview with Caris MB

"And like the moon, we must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again." - Anonymous 

Today's book feature is special because this book is actually scheduled to be launched in  August however, we'd like you to be one of the first to know about it! 

Seven Faces of Life is a poetry book showcasing the different stages of our lives. It displays not just the different phases we are bound to travel. It also delineates the beauty of every stage and the lessons we can partake by passing through each. It depicts the nature of life as we capture memories at every stage and know our inner capabilities little by little. As a whole, it displays how each stage impacts us physically, emotionally, and psychologically. 

This book was written by Author Caris MB from Cebu City, Philippines. At a young age, she learned to sell sonnets, poems and even turned a few into songs. And when she lost her father at age 24, she decided to pursue her father's ultimate dream for her which is to publish her own book. In 2020, she was able to publish her first book, One of the Boys which is also a poetry book depicting varied male personalities. 

In the same year, she was able to write her second book, Seven Faces of Life and this is the book that we are going to talk about today in this exclusive interview with Author Caren.


1. Can you share with us something about the book that isn't in the blurb?

That's a very nice question. The book was made with so much passion and art not just from me but also from my illustrators. The book represents varied personalities which are not only expressed through my poetry but also through illustrations created by my artists: Karsten Pabinguit and Stan Adornado. It expresses different kinds of emotions portrayed by the different stages of life.

2. What inspired the idea for your latest book?

When I lost my father year 2019, I felt pain in different forms. I was full of questions, regrets, and sadness. That time, I wake up every day trying to assess myself; ending up feeling unproductive. I tried lifting myself up by doing things, I know, my late father would have loved me to do. I love writing because of him. Maybe because it is something I resemble him most. So, I started writing my first book for him.

However, as time goes by, I also learned to see the people who've been with me all throughout. Among all of them was my mom. I saw pain from my mom that weighed twice as heavy as mine. And so I wrote my second book, Seven Faces of Life for her. I have learned how pain does not end in one stage/ phase. Pain goes on because it will always demand to be felt. So, I wrote the book to express life's different stages and that it is normal to get hurt, to grieve, to cry, and feel sad. These are things we cannot control. I wanted to share how normal it is to put so much effort into ourselves just to gain the value of acceptance and forgiveness. But again, after having to learn its value, it will definitely be all worthwhile.

3. How long did it take you to complete the book?

I wrote the book, Seven Faces of Life for about a month while I was also busy distributing my debut book, One of the Boys: Men in Poems. During that time, I had a lot of things in mind. I just can't stop writing and I wanted to take advantage of the angst mixed with the passion to prove that I can do it.

I just came from a 6-year job. I never really planned on resting but the pandemic hit so when I was supposed to transfer company, I was stuck. Believe it or not, rest was forced upon me. I wasn't used to doing nothing considering the length of time that I have been employed so I realized, I have to do something out of scrap; out of my innate capacity. So, I decided to write.

But the collaboration between me and my illustrators, Karsten Pabinguit and Stan Adornado took about 2 more months to complete. Imagine how three great minds communicate? We came from different personalities. Karsten is very young and blooming, yet her talent is already very ripe and authentic. You can never believe her age when you see how great her potential is with her art. 

While Stan is very efficient and imaginative. His forte is into gaming and streaming so indulging himself in this kind of field is huge for me. I am just very lucky to have to work with such great artists. They are the type to know right away the kind of personalities the book is portraying and having to illustrate it makes the book's content so much livelier.

4. What part of the book was most challenging to write and why?

I find the fifth to seventh chapters challenging to write because as a young adult these chapters are still unknown to me. But picturing out the people around me who went through these phases helped me a lot. Observing them and their sudden shift of responsibilities helped me get through the challenge.

5. What do you hope your readers take away from this book?

The main goal of the book was always to tap on its readers and make them feel that they are never alone in this journey. That yes, things can get worse and can be as unimaginable as it may seem; but nonetheless, we have to trust ourselves in the process. We have to take both the good and the bad in these situations in order to move through another stage. And, that every stage is an accomplishment.


6. If you’re planning a sequel or write the next book, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?

I always wanted to write something about different women's personalities; as a sequel to my first book: 'One of the Boys'. My goal is always to write inspirational stories through creative poetry.


7. Where can they buy your books or find out more about you?

I would like to invite everyone to get your copies through these outlets:

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Faces-Life-Caris-M/dp/B08KJ1SYW4

Central Bookstores in the Philippines - They have branches in Manila, Makati, SM Megamall, Cebu, and Davao. Click this link to check store addresses and contact numbers. 

You may also order online through Central Book's website or its official stores in Lazada and Shopee. 

8. Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

You can follow me on my social media channels: 

Facebook:  facebook.com/carismb
Instagram: instagram.com/caris.mb
Site: 
carismb.wixsite.com/author


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Thank you, Author Caris for agreeing to this interview. Thank you for letting us know that we are not alone as we take this journey called life and that someone out there understands what we are going through. 

Thank you for being an inspiration to others. You just showed us that no one is too young to become an author. We are so proud of what you have accomplished and we look forward to seeing more wonderful things from you. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Big Bad Wolf - LIST OF BOOKS, PRICES AND PROMO CODES

UPDATE: As of 06.22.21, they have temporarily locked the website. Products can be viewed during actual event dates.

The next few days are going to be more exciting for all bookworms here in the Philippines. After the Aklatan Book Fair (last day today) which included the Php 99 National Bookstore Book Sale, we're all excited for the Book Bad Wolf Online Sale happening on June 30. 



I know that you are all curious about what books are going on sale and their prices so let me give you a sneak peek of what you can find at the Big Bad Wolf Online Sale. :) 

For Rick Riordan fans, you can buy 3 books for the price of 2. 


For Harry Potter fans, the box set is on sale at 27% off



For Paulo Coelho fans, the premium box set is available at a whooping 72% off. 



For Nicholas Sparks fans, we have seen only a few titles. Hope they add more in the coming days. 


If you are looking for children's books, the Little Miss My Complete Collection (35 Books) is at 60% off. 


Goosebumps box set is also available at 72% off


Aside from the discounts, you can also expect other expecting promotions and offers such as the Php 10 book if you purchase at least Php 1,800



Some of the titles that you can purchase for Php 10 are as follows: 



You can check the complete list of Php 10 book promotion, here

How much is the shipping? Shipping varies depending on location but please note that the books will be coming all the way from Malaysia so please expect around 2-4 weeks for delivery. They are also offering free shipping for a minimum purchase of Php 2,900. 

Exciting right? Anyway, you may check availability and complete book titles available this Big Bad Wolf Online Sale through this link: https://ph.bbwbooks.com/

Once you have finalized your order, here are some promo codes for additional discounts. 



Happy Shopping! Let's connect via Instagram. We're having a book giveaway right now where you can get a chance to win a copy of the book, ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes. 



Friday, June 18, 2021

The National Book Store Php 99 BOOK SALE! (Biggest sale ever!)

National Bookstore is having their biggest price cut on their books starting tomorrow, June 19, 2021. 

Get these bestselling books for only Php 99 only! 




Available in-store and online so, you can visit their website - www.nationalbookstore.com or their online stores:

Lazada NBS: http://bit.ly/NBS99saleLZD

Shopee NBS: http://bit.ly/NBS99saleSH

Lazada NBS Warehouse Sale: http://bit.ly/NBSWH99saleLZD

Shopee NBS Warehouse Sale: http://bit.ly/NBSWH99saleSH

To give you an idea, here are some books expected to go on sale. :) 





Source: https://www.facebook.com/nbsalert


Please note that items will depend on availability per branch/ channel.

So, what are you waiting for? Add to cart now or text to reserve. See details here.

Don't forget to share and tag your bookworm friends. :) 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Book Feature: From One Small Garden Recipe Book + Exclusive Author Interview with Lillian and Dave Brummet

One of the silver linings of staying at home was the fact that many of us discovered our love of plants and gardening. Whether it was for ornamental plants or a vegetable and fruit garden, one thing was for sure. Our inner green thumb was brought to life.

And it doesn't stop there... Surrounded by all this greenery and a growing vegetable and fruit garden, we can't help but be inspired to have a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. 

The book, From One Small Garden - Over 300 Delicious Nutritious Recipes is loaded with interesting historical & nutritional information, this is more than just a collection of recipes - it is a way to treat yourself to healthy, delicious garden-fresh produce.

Lillian and her husband Dave are behind Brummet Media Group and here's our exclusive interview with them as they share more about their book, From One Small Garden - Over 300 Delicious Nutritious Recipes.




1. Can you share with us something about the book that isn't in the blurb?

Yes, thank you for asking - this book also helps with chemical exposure, budget issues, and waste reduction. For instance, the final chapter offers frugal ways to make natural hair spray, herbal tea mixtures, pest deterrents, and air fresheners, from common ingredients found around the home. We also offer alternatives to boxes of little envelopes of chicken coating and taco seasoning... further reducing the reader's waste stream.


2. What inspired the idea for your latest book?

This book began after a car accident, as a hobby - collecting all the recipes we created and putting them in a binder for our own use. Over the years the binder was revised a dozen times or more and printed out for our own use more times than that. Eventually, we had perfected the recipes, reducing the volume to about 320 some odd recipes. We used them for hosting our weekend drum workshops, or day-long workshops - serving meals and snacks to our participants. We also used them in the spa we managed for a short time. It was the responses to these experiences that made us consider publishing it. We were hesitant because we aren't famous and we felt it would not have much of a market. However, we soon saw there was indeed a market for this book and the long work on the manuscript began. The book honors people who inspired us and celebrates a number of friends and family members who are no longer with us - sharing our versions of their inspiring recipes.

3. How long did it take you to complete the book?

The car accident (a 3 car pile-up) was in 1998... and that was when the random collection became more organized. The sincere work taking that binder to the draft manuscript stage really began in earnest in 2019 or so. The manuscript was set aside during that time frame while we continued house renovations and garden development. We were so excited to have it published on January 18, 2021, and officially available for purchase as of February I think. What a thrill to have our own copy in our hands!


4. What part of the book was most challenging to write and why?

The most challenging was the marketing blurbs, inside cover blurbs, and the text on the cover itself. Trying to convey what was in this 275-page book, the value and the wide array of textures and cultural foods, and the extra recipes we have at the end... it was not easy to create a tasteful enticing text for all of this.


5. What do you hope your readers take away from this book?

We hope that readers will become more excited about cooking fresh foods at home. We encourage our readers to shop at farmer's markets and via local food producers. We also encourage gardening, as even just a few pots on the doorstep can help supplement the menu plan. We educate the reader by showing them interesting historical, agricultural and nutritional tidbits. We help them reduce waste, save money, create nutritional menu plans and take advantage of peak harvests.

6. If you’re planning a sequel or write the next book, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?

The next book project is actually a 3-book series that we are starting work on in the next few weeks. This project is in honor of Dave's dad, Frank Brummet. He was a popular writer, speaker, and poet in the Okanagan, Boundary, and Kootenay regions of BC, Canada. We hope to publish his poetry, photos, and short stories/memoir this year. Frank's Wanderings, Frank's Pondering's, and Frank's Tales are the tentative titles we are mulling over.


7. Where can they buy your books or find out more about you?

The best place to go is our Amazon Central Page: https://amazon.com/author/lillianbrummet

Our main website is: www.BrummetMedia.ca or people can also visit our main blog where we have several additional pages such as book reviews, media appearances, pictures of Dave and I and our furkids, and more: http://www.consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/


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Thank you, Lilian and Dave, for agreeing to this interview. We are inspired by your new book project and can't wait to have a healthier and sustainable lifestyle by cooking freshly cooked meals at home and implementing eco-friendly practices. 

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We love supporting authors! Do you want to promote your book? 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Gift Ideas for the Tech-savvy from SM's Call to Deliver

Whether it's father's day or any other celebration, you can never go wrong with a gift of creativity, coolness, and adventure with hot gadgets from The SM Store. 


Thus, we are happy to share with you these
Top 9 Gift Ideas for the Tech-savvy:

1. DJI Mavic Air 2S Fly More Combo - This Fly More Combo Drone includes a charging hub, a shoulder bag, an ND Filter Set, three intelligent flight batteries, and other practical accessories, allowing you to travel with fewer limitations and more creativity.



2. DJI Mavic Mini 2 Fly More Combo. Fly farther to capture 4K aerial videos with the Mini 2 Fly More Combo from DJI. Utilizing DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 2.4/5.8 GHz wireless transmission technology, the Mini 2 can be operated from up to 6.2 miles away while still providing you with video of what the drone sees. Compact and foldable, it’s small and light enough to take with you almost everywhere.



3. Go Pro Hero 9 Black - More power. More clarity. More stability. GoPro upgrades its waterproof action camera providing high-detail 5K30 video and 20MP photo capture. The front display is now larger and offers a live view, allowing you to frame shots for vlogging and similar uses. You can also use it as a webcam and for 1080p Full HD live streaming, providing a comprehensive solution for all your action cam adventures.
4. Go Pro Hero Max - Take panoramic photos and videos without actually panning your camera GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera. Using opposite side lenses, the MAX can capture everything that happens in a 360° view in high-resolution video and still photos. The MAX supports multiple modes for creative video and photos – the PowerPano mode, which can take 270° still photos without distortion; and the TimeWarp mode which allows you to record in standard HERO mode with a variable speed function.


5. Canon M50 MKII 15-45MM KIT - Content creators, vloggers, and all tech-savvies will find what they’re looking for in this black Canon EOS M50 Mark II. A versatile multimedia camera with a well-rounded photo and video feature set.


6. Insta 360 X2 Pocket - The ONE X2 is Insta360's pocket-size spherical VR solution with dual- and single-lens modes. Designed with 33' waterproof as is, without any waterproof housing required so you can take it underwater with you as well as use it in the rain.


7. AXCS Gaming Earphones CA129 - The gaming headphones earbuds produce top quality and clear sound giving a comfortable fit for a prolonged period. Bluetooth 5.0 and IPX5 water-resistant – the latest Bluetooth version that offers a faster and more stable connection.


8. AXCS Gaming Headphones - give a surround sound and full coverage earmuffs. With USB and 3.5mm connector.


9. This AXCS Bluetooth Speaker with Phone Stand - uses international advanced bluetooth chip and circuit design techniques that support all Bluetooth devices. With HiFi Speaker for clear and bright sound quality.




BONUS: If you are not keen on gadgets but want to give something cool. :) You might want to consider the AXCS Men’s 3 in 1 Motorcycle Set includes gloves, masks, and eyewear for motorcycle and bicycle rides.


The best part? You can order these from the comforts of your home and they can shop for you. I have been using their Call and Deliver since last year and I am truly happy with their service. All you need to do send them a message on Facebook at bit.ly/CTD-Messenger or Viber bit.ly/JoinSMViber. ( I prefer Viber though.) 

You can also call #143SM (#14376) and talk to a personal shopper to enjoy a more personalized shopping experience. Don't forget to visit thesmstore.com for more Father’s Day gift ideas.

TIP: Once you talk to your personal shopper, try to ask them about the existing promotions or ask them to check on sale items. I have saved a lot of money from my purchases because my personal shopper has been truly helpful in suggesting better options. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Gadget Review: Logitech C922 Pro HD Webcam

This is not a sponsored post. 

As a virtual assistant, online meetings and webinars is part of my daily grind. It is hard to communicate if my video is faded or pixilated thus, it very important to have a reliable HD webcam. 

Its ability to match the frame rate of what you are broadcasting where everything moves in a single fluent motion can provide a better experience for both you and your audience or the person you are speaking with. 

Thus, this is one of the top considerations you should have when choosing a webcam. Luckily,  we found the 
C922 Pro HD Webcam from Logitech.  You can watch the full video review here



But what makes it different from the older Logitech C920 model? 

Just to give you a background, The Logitech C922 is the improved version of the Logitech C920. All features between these two webcams are the same except that the C922 Pro has a faster frame rate which supports 60 FPS at 720p and a background removal tool.



What are the features of this webcam? 
  • The cam has built-in microphones on both ends.
  • It has 6 feet or 1.8 meters long cable with a male USB connector.
  • The webcam itself is plug-and-play. You do not need to install a driver to make it work.
  • To maximize the full potential of this webcam, it comes with a free application called Logitech Capture. 
The C922 Pro HD webcam also comes with a 5-inch-long tripod that can extend up to 8 inches as well as a complimentary XSplit license for 3 months. 

Should I buy the Logitech C922?

Well, it depends on your budget. It is not really cheap as it retails around Php 5,500 ($120) here in the Philippines. However, we think it is worth the investment especially if you are using this professionally. 

To sum it up, here are 5 things that we liked about this webcam:
  • The image and video quality of this equipment is terrific.
  • The backlight return is very good and can be maximized depending on the lighting.
  • The Logitech Capture allows the user to have Full HD on a 24, 25, or 30 frames per second for a better video quality. 
  • If you are on the go and no time to put on your makeup, just set your C922 Pro to 720p on 60 FPS, and you will look flawless on screen.
  • Lastly, the autofocus works perfectly and keeps your video clear even if you move closer or far from the camera. 
How about you? What do you think about the Logitech C922? Do you have other webcam recommendations? Feel free to comment below.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

All Day Supermarket Bacolod is now open and THEY DELIVER!

The delivery services here in Bacolod are outstanding. I mean almost all essentials can be delivered and this made it possible for us to literally stay at home for more than a year already. You can read our quarantine story, here

It also helped that we have local online communities just like the Bacolod Food and Supply Sources that allowed us to meet local sellers (individuals and establishments) to help us source food, essentials, and other needs without going out of the house. By simply commenting or sending a private message, you can readily place an order and arrange delivery
Thus, if you are from Bacolod or nearby areas, feel free to join the community.


Truly, online shopping and delivery service is a big part of our lives now and this is why we are excited to share that All Day Supermarket Bacolod is now open and THEY DELIVER! 

We were able to try their service twice and here are 5 things that we loved about All Day Supermarket - Bacolod

1. They carry hard-to-find products. All Day Supermarket sells imported goods such as ice cream, snacks, nuts (Wonderful Pistachios), drinks (Dr. Pepper, A&W Rootbeer), and many more. Since we don't have Landers and SnR in Bacolod then this is a good option.

If you have been following me, you'll know that I have been looking for Century Tuna Bangus Belly here in Bacolod for quite some time and finally I was able to find it here. Delimondo Corned Beef Caldereta is also another one.

If you are not a fan of dried fish that are exposed/ sold in the public market, they also have prepacked dried fish which is really meaty and delicious. 

If you are planning to have a Korean BBQ night, this is the best place to get what you need as the have quality meats, soju, kimchi, etc.


They also have a wine section that offers many choices. Yay!

2. The fresh/ meat section is great. The meat section has a wide selection of fresh meat. Quite pricey but prime and good cuts are available. They also carry zucchini, celery, different herbs that is not so easy to find. One concern I have when online shopping is that I don't get to pick the vegetables myself but with All Day Supermarket, we are happy with the quality.

3. They offer same-day delivery.  They deliver the same day even if you order late. I think cutoff is 6pm. Based on our experience, we ordered around 4pm and we got our groceries around 7pm. 

4. Different payment options. You can pay via Credit/ Debit Card, GCASH, and Bank Transfers or you can opt for Cash on Delivery. If you are paying via GCASH, all you need to do is ask for a QR code. 

5. Personalized Service. Even if I order directly from the website, I love that I still get to talk to a live person regarding my order. You can contact them via Viber. Their staff are really friendly and helpful. (Special shoutout to Joanne who had been assisting me!) 

So, in case you are interested to order from ALL DAY SUPERMARKET. All you need to do is go to their website, https://www.allday.com.ph/ 

The best part? They offer a voucher code for first-time users. Just use BUENAMANO200 and get Php 200 with a minimum purchase of Php 1,000

If you are ordering this June 4-6, 2021, use code FATHERSBEST500 and get Php 500 off with a minimum spend of Php 3,000. 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

All about Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special + Sneak Peek on the Best Deals

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan invites everyone to enjoy exciting deals, prizes, and performances at the Shopee 6.6- 7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special, Shopee’s biggest TV Show to date. Filipinos can watch the fiesta-themed-celebration, broadcast live from Araneta Coliseum, by tuning in to GMA-7 and Shopee Live on June 6, 2:00-3:30 PM. Until July 7, users can also enjoy free shipping, daily ₱1 deals, up to 20% cashback, and more at Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale.


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee welcomes the second half of the year with a bang as we launch the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale. We’re proud of all the milestones we’ve achieved in the first half of the year, and starting with this campaign, we look forward to reaching new ones. With our supersized 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale and TV Special, Shopee aims to spread joy to Filipinos, cater to their needs, and remain a valued partner to our brands and sellers.”

Here are the highlights of the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special:

● Over ₱15 million worth of prizes During the TV Special, viewers can catch three Shopee Shake sessions, where they can win either ₱300,000 and a Chery Tiggo 2; ₱500,000 and a Chery Tiggo 2; or a BMW X3. One lucky Shopee Milyonaryo winner can also claim the ₱1,000,000 jackpot prize, plus a house and lot sponsored by Frontrow. Aside from cash prizes and giveaways, viewers can claim over ₱7,000,000 worth of vouchers from Shopee.

● Exciting appearances from local and international celebrities K-Pop fans can tune in to the star-studded TV Special to watch Korea’s hottest rising boy group, Treasure, as they perform hits such as “I Love You,” “MMM,” and “My Treasure.” Viewers can also catch local celebrities such as Shopee brand ambassador Willie Revillame, who will also be hosting the show; Jennylyn Mercado; Rhian Ramos; Michele Gumabao; Glaiza de Castro; Mikael Daez; Mark Herras; Gloc-9; Sef Cadayona; Skusta Clee; Flow G; Mark Maglasang; and finally John Lloyd Cruz, who is set to make his TV comeback since his hiatus in 2017.

● Big promotions from leading brands Shoppers should stay tuned during the show to enjoy exclusive flash deals from the go-to household, food, and tech brands such as Huawei, Reckitt, GSK, Pampers, Dominos, Bonchon, Century, SC Johnson, OPPO, Potato Corner, Globe, Smart, and Moonleaf. Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale Users can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, daily ₱1 deals, and 20% cashback on several categories at Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, which runs until July 7.

Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale

Users can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, daily ₱1 deals, and 20% cashback on
several categories at Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, which runs until July 7.

Here's a sneak peek at what's on sale and what you should buy this 6.6 Mid-year sale: 


Shoppers can also easily top up their ShopeePay wallets through their debit cards and other
convenient channels to enjoy more promotions such as:

● A chance to win ₱20,000 by topping up a minimum of ₱300 on June 5
● Free shipping with no minimum spend and up to 66% coins cashback on June 6
● ₱10 worth of data for only ₱1 on June 6
● Up to 25% cashback on bills payment
● ₱1 Deals from brands such as McDonald’s, Jollibee, Chowking, and more

Get check out the special deals here: https://shp.ee/t583r92

Monday, May 31, 2021

Movie Review: Disney's Cruella (2021) (Warning: some spoilers ahead)




After months of waiting, finally, we got the chance to watch Disney's latest live-action feature film. If you have been following me, you'd know how excited I was about Cruella. Seeing the trailer actually made me order a Disney Funko Pop Rides - Cruella.  (LOL) 


See my other Disney and Funko Pop Collection on IG: 
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Anyway, if you are not familiar with the movie, it is all about Estella, a young and genius girl aspiring to be a fashion designer. However, due to the ill-fated situation, she was forced into the streets where she soon meets a pair of young thieves who later on becomes her family. However, when Estella meets the fashion legend Baroness von Hellman and a series of revelations, she embraces her wicked side to become the mad, fashionable, and revenge-seeking Cruella. 

Here are the 5 things we loved about the movie:

1. The movie never had a dull moment. There was no room for guessing what's going to happen next. Instead, it was like they are dropping one bomb after the other. You don't need to worry about falling asleep. 

2.  The movie soundtrack was awesome. it featured songs from Queen, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John, and a lot more. Here's one from Florence + the Machine. 


3. It celebrates loyalty and friendship. Family isn't about blood. 

4. Cruella had a major plot twist. We did not see that coming. Thus, you have to watch this! 

5. The brilliant character + perfect casting. Cruella was smart, talented, and strong. She is not your typical girl. She has a kind heart but she did not allow others to bully her. Emma Stone played the part really well. Can't help but be reminded of Joker and Harley Quinn.

Now, I know there is one thing that stops you from loving this character. Did Cruella kill the dogs? Did Cruella turn the dog's fur into a coat? Well, let me get it straight. No, Cruella did not kill the dogs. In fact, she adopted them. And that is a reason why this movie is a 10/10 for me.

Just a heads up -- even if this made by Disney, we don't really recommend it for younger kids. There are quite a number of self-dialogues that kids might not appreciate. For those who are young-at-heart, go and watch it. My husband is not a Disney fan but he definitely enjoyed this one. We can't wait for a sequel and see more exciting things from this Disney Villain.

Just like Cruella said, "I am just getting started, darling."