Monday, November 12, 2018

Unboxing with the stars



Making the launch mor TRILL- ing were (L-R) Josef Elizalde, Patrick Sugui, Mikael Daez and Megan Young

Celebrity couple Megan Young and Mikael Daez, along with actors Patrick Sugui and Josef Elizalde, made the launch of the new TRILL: Mattress in a Box, the first-ever boxed premium mattress in the country, even more trill-ing when they personally demonstrated how easy it is to unbox the magical mattress. 

Designed with the latest and most advanced sleep science technology, TRILL: Mattress in a Box is the first-ever mattress in the country to have a plush side and a firm side that can be easily flipped to suit one’s desired level of comfort. This high-quality mattress is also packed and delivered in a creative box that can be conveniently wheeled around. 

“Megan and I are both condo dwellers and this mattress is really perfect for us because it is not only comfortable, it is also very convenient,” Daez said. Young added, “It is also perfect even for those who live alone because it’s easy to set up and there are complete tools and a manual for it.”

The event was hosted by Mari Jasmine who also expressed her awe in learning about the trill-ing features of TRILL. The night was made even more exciting with cocktails from Remy Martin and entertainment provided by renowned DJs Mars Miranda and Ace Ramos. 

TRILL: Mattress in a box is versatile and guaranteed of premium quality, offering both convenience and comfort in a box.

Order your own TRILL: Mattress in a Box at https://www.trillbyuratex.com/.  

Friday, November 9, 2018

It's back! The Jollibee Ube Pie you’re craving for


Indulge in ube goodness once again with the much talked about dessert pie


Yes, it’s true. The instant hit dessert that made waves on social media and various sites is back and ready for your taste buds. Jollibee’s Ube Pie is back this November, and for a limited time only.

There’s no more dreaming about when you might taste its crispy golden crust together with the sweet and real ube filling. You can simply order the Jollibee Ube Pie dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and via delivery.

“When we launched the Jollibee Ube Pie last May, the sales and the demand was so great. It was so well loved that we knew we just had to bring it back for our customers,” said Kay Segismundo, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary Products. “We wanted to bring back the joy to all the ube-lovers and to allow those who have yet to try this delicious dessert to join in on the delight.”

Ube, or purple yam, has been featured by no less than GQ magazine and Huffpost as the dessert flavor that’s about to rock the international scene. Its sweet taste and all-natural intense purple color is both unique and instantly enticing. Best of all, it’s healthy.

Of course Filipinos don’t need to be reminded of just how mouthwatering ube is—that’s why we’re always craving for it! Whether it’s to finish of a yummy meal or just a sweet snack to tide you over, the Jollibee Ube Pie will satisfy your appetite. 

Drop by your favorite Jollibee store for the return of the Ube Pie! Your favorite Ube Pie is now available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, or delivery. The Ube Pie retails for P29 for a Solo Pack and P82 for a Trio Pack.


For more information on Jollibee’s latest products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Why Mang Inasal’s Chicken Inasal is the action flick you’ll never get tired of watching


Mang Inasal, the country’s leading Pinoy BBQ quick service restaurant, is a blockbuster hit in many ways. After only 15 years, it was able to grow its number of stores to 500. The key driver to this phenomenal growth is its star-studded menu topbilled by its best-selling Chicken Inasal. Get to know why the country’s No.1 Chicken Inasal is the bomb. 


 The meat chosen for your favorite grilled chicken is top caliber – guaranteed to be of high quality to satisfy your action-star appetite and give the energy you need for that next action-packed moves.

 Nuot sa ihaw sarap, Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is an explosion of flavors that appeal to Filipinos’ taste buds with its special marinade and basting sauce made of secret spices covering the entire chicken. 

 Inihaw to perfection, Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is the result of the exciting and thrilling inihaw or grilling process that the chicken undergoes under blazing flame and ambers.

 It is 2-in-1 sa laki, with its serving of quarter chicken being thigh and leg parts combined, to quash your hunger and quell all your cravings for a delicious and fulfilling meal. 

 Maaksyon sa sarap, it is the favorite of Primetime King Coco Martin, who swears by its 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap.

Last but not the least, with Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal’s exciting taste na malakas ang dating, mapapalaban ka sa sarap ng kainan. You will just keep coming back for more!




Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) furthers biodiversity awareness in Surigao del Sur



In coordination with Haribon Foundation, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) pioneered the implementation of the Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW) Program in Surigao del Sur on 25-26 September 2018 as the final leg of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program for the year. The TPB volunteers reinforced the importance of biodiversity conservation and preservation to the students of Purisima National High School and Tagbina Central Elementary School through a two-day interactive teaching session. A total of 254 students participated in the sessions and also received educational materials from TPB. The Biodiversity on Wheels Program aims to encourage the younger generation to take an active part in practicing simple, daily activities to address biodiversity threats, with focus in their community.    



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jollibee calls all families to spend time together this joyful Christmas season


The country’s number one fast food chain Jollibee reminds us that amid all the fun activities and many obligations that the holidays bring, Christmas should always be about cherishing and spending time with the people who matter most.


Due to the many preparations that need to be done and celebrations that need to be attended to, some people become so busy that they do not get to spend as much time with their families anymore. But even if it’s the most wonderful time of the year, nothing makes Christmas more meaningful and joyful than spending quality time with the family, even beyond the usual Misa Del Gallo and Noche Buena. Family bonding especially during the holiday season fosters a generally happier atmosphere, creates precious and lasting memories, and strengthens deep relationships.

Jollibee delivers this message of love during the busiest season through a heartwarming TVC featuring its best-selling Chickenjoy.



“This video is our call to all Filipino families to spend quality time and cherish these moments with one another this Christmas,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee AVP for Flagship Category. “It’s easy to get caught up in our individual lives, responsibilities, and social gatherings, but one thing to always remember is that our most treasured memories of Christmas are the ones with family. And to make this time even more joyful, families can bring home a bucket of our best-selling Chickenjoy, a Filipino favorite for kids and adults alike.”

Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the perfectly-seasoned Chickenjoy is a delicious and simple way for families to celebrate Christmas together. With a 6-pc. bucket for only PHP 370.00, they can gather around the dining table and dig in the Chickenjoy goodness together with big smiles on their faces.

“With the help of Chickenjoy, families can be left with full and happy hearts and tummies, and truly savor the message: ang Paskong kasama ang pamilya, ang Paskong pinakamasarap,” Capati added.


Celebrate Christmas with family and the one and only crispylicious, juicylicious, and gravylicious Chickenjoy, available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide. For more uplifting stories and information on Jollibee’s products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

How to pull off the “no makeup” makeup look

Catriona Gray is wearing the Ever Bilena's Matte Nude Lipstick in Dolce


Looking your best natural self does not need expensive skin treatments or regular trips to the salon. The secret lies in confidence coupled with a few essential makeup products to sport the barely-there makeup look. 

The country’s leading cosmetics brand, Ever Bilena, shares some useful tips and essential makeup products to keep in your makeup bag to pull off the “no makeup” makeup look: 

Tip #1: Wash, rinse, moisturize 
To truly achieve the all-natural makeup, forego the foundation. Instead, prep the skin by cleansing it with your preferred facial wash then exfoliate to brighten and smoothen your complexion. Finish off with a moisturizer and sunscreen so that you face is protected and fully hydrated. 

Tip #2: Conceal 
The trick to a healthy and fresh complexion is spot-concealing any blemishes and redness using your concealer brush. However, for dark circles, use your ring finger to pat on the concealer as it has the lightest pressure. 

Tip #3: Groom the brows and lashes 
One way of opening up the eyes is by grooming the brows. This way, you only need to brush up the brow hairs using a spoolie or brow mascara and you’re good to go. Add definition to the lashes by swiping it with mascara. 

Tip #4: Choose shades that are close to your skin color 
For bright, wide-awake eyes, apply eye shadow that’s close to your skin tone. Your safest bet is light brown. Gently apply shadow from the lash line and blend upwards, fading as it gets closer to your brow. 

For cheeks, cream blush easily gives the natural-looking glow. With a synthetic brush or your fingers, apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend upward toward hairline. This makeup trick instantly makes you look youthful. 

Tip #5: Go for Ever Bilena’s Matte Nude Lipstick 
The last step to complete the barely-there makeup look is a good nude lipstick. Luckily, Ever Bilena offers a new line of matte nude lipsticks where each stick is infused with antioxidants and moisturizer so the lips feel soft, smooth and supple despite the matte formula. Retailing at P165, it comes in six colors namely Dolce, Amore, Fia, Bellissima, Caramello and Baci. Each shade is perfect for different skin tones. 

Looking your best natural self is easily achievable with the help of Ever Bilena. Products are available at any Ever Bilena counters at leading supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores and department stores nationwide. To learn more about Ever Bilena and its products, visit Ever Bilena’s website, www.everbilena.com.ph, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/everbilenaofficial/  .


Monday, November 5, 2018

October commenter and November Surprise

Hello! Hello! Sembreak is over. Back to reality na tayo. Huhu. Been awake since 2am kasi need umalis ng panganay before 3am kasi kumanta sila Unang Hirit . Yay! Proud mom here. :)

Anyways, para sa ating October commenter/follower of the month 2 sila nag tie sa dami ng comments sa blog kaya I considered mga comments sa Social Media shares ni Made It Through Mum. 

Congratulations!!!


For our November commenter surprise ang prize nya :) Kasi  may surprise din ang BKS Moms sa aming mga monthly commenters . Nakaka excite. Hindi pa pwede i-reveal kaya kaya keep on commenting lalo sa blog at YT channel. Don't forget to join in BKS Moms Community para sa magandang sorpresa sa mga susunod na araw. 

Maraming salamat. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Press Release: WEU Events Brings Tonight Belongs To You : In Real Life Philippine Tour



In Real Life also known as IRL is a boy band from the American reality television music competition series Boy Band, which premiered June 22, 2017, on ABC. The band is composed of the final five vocalists from the show namely, Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor.

The band, who won the ABC summer reality competition, debuted their first single, "Eyes Closed" on the show's finale. It went on to debut at the top of the iTunes charts, and reached #3 on Spotify's Global Viral Chart. "Eyes Closed" was performed for the first time on the finale of Boy Band after they were voted together by America, a first in US television history.

In Real Life is a a pop boy band that experiments with other sounds such as pop-rap, dance-pop, teen pop and Latin pop. They cite One Direction as their main influence and are compared to them for both starting off on reality television. The BackStreet Boys, Boyz II Men, Jackson 5, Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Jay-Z, and Eminem have influenced individual members of the group.
This November, the band will capture the heart of every Pinoy with their music such as “Tonight Belongs to You,” with 5.4 million views on Youtube in just 3 months and Tattoo with 2.3 million views as of the moment.
They will be touring around the metro this November, for their first international tour to Manila dubbed as Tonight Belongs To You Tour Philippines! They are scheduled to do a series shows starting from November 3 thru November 12, 2018. 

Also, you may tune in to @m1mentertainment and 105.9 Like FM to hear their new songs.

Catch them live at the following SM flagship malls :
November 6 - SM Mall of Asia
November 7 - SM Seaside Cebu
November 9 - SM Fairview
November 10 - SM North Edsa – Annex
November 11 - SM Las Piñas and SM Megamall Fashion Hall

TBTY Tour Philippines is brought to you by WEU Event Management Services.

Follow In Real Life social media pages for updates and more info about the band :





Friday, November 2, 2018

Celebrate #ChristmaSMoments at SM Supermalls



Countless Christmas moments await the whole family as SM Supermalls marks the month of November with the Super World of Joy Christmas launches, inviting everyone to experience the spirit of a joyful Christmas with new and fun-filled activities happening all throughout November and December till the first week of January in all SM malls across the country.

“Everything Christmas is here at SM. Shop, dine, and spend precious time and holiday reunions with the people who matter the most, and continue creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones at your one-stop winter wonderland,” invites Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls Chief Operating Officer. 

Mallgoers can share Christmas moments at Superworld of Magic interactive mall displays and centerpieces. You can take the kids out to catch Grand Christmas Parades, fireworks spectacles, and Holiday Performances, featuring chorales, orchestras, and ballerinas! If you haven’t bought the kids their gifts yet, there is the Christmas Toy Fair from November 9 to 25. 

Christmas is for sharing love and happiness with the less fortunate – for only 200 pesos, you can buy two SM Bears of Joy – one bear to keep, while the other will be donated to the mall’s chosen charity. 

Naughty or nice, we invite you to bring the kids to meet and greet Santa from November 30 to December 25. You can also send your Christmas wishes and write to #DearSMSanta for a chance to have you wish granted. For more info on #DearSMSanta and to know to more about SM’s 2018 Christmas celebrations, visit www.smsupermalls.com/christmasmoments. 

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For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.



Horror aficionado's scariest movies ever made


Claiming to be a fearless soul? We all instantaneously muster up the extensive valor to watch scary movies especially during the Halloween season. After all, it is real fun to spook your friends--including yourself, just admit it--to keep up with the chilling atmosphere. Armed with a resourceful (or otherwise) costume and a bag of mouthwatering goodies from your eventful trick or treat, let’s see if you can bare these frightening films alone or with peers during Halloween night! 



1. The Shining is a 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 illustrious horror novel of the same name. It focuses on a determined writer and recovering alcoholic who works as a custodian at a historic hotel during the off season. He settles in with his wife and son who is besieged by psychic visions. As his son’s premonitions become more difficult, he realizes the hotel's horrifying past and starts turning into a murderous maniac bound to torment his loved ones. The film epitomizes sublime fragments of jump scare: the captivating visuals and musical scoring, the improvisation of the memorable and startling quote: "Here's Johnny!", and the eerie young twin sisters on the corridor lingered in most people’s nightmares and significantly impressed them. The Shining is hailed by critics, and has become a core of today’s pop culture. Mathematicians at London's King's College utilized statistical figuring in a research mandated by Sky Movies to determine that The Shining was the "perfect scary movie" because of its precise harmony of different aspects such as impact, suspense, and gore. It stars the infamous method actor Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. The creepy movie trailer may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S014oGZiSdI.



Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, “The Shining” is highly regarded to be one the scariest horror films of all time.

2. The Ring is a 1998 Japanese paranormal and mind-altering horror film. Adapted from the 1991 novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki, as well as the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki, a Japanese myth of fragmented faith and vows resulting to a desolate fate, the movie centers on a reporter who probes the mystery behind a cursed videotape that kills the watcher 7 days after viewing it. The movie became the highest grossing horror film in Japan, was critically praised by reviewers, and garnered immense following in the West. The unanticipated twist in the story and the never-ending goosebumps caused by “Sadako”, the vengeful ghost with her long straight black hair covering her face and dirty long white dress while crawling out of the static television screen and that spooky phone call with the screeching sound after watching the videotape paved its status as one of the most petrifying films of all time. It generated several follow-ups and started a trend of Western reprises, beginning with the 2002 American version. The haunting movie trailer may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgCM2FyU8s.


The Ring, a 1998 Japanese paranormal and mind-altering horror movie became the highest grossing horror film in Japan, was critically praised by reviewers, and garnered immense following in the West.

3. Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. It revolves on an African-American photographer who unravels a troubling secret when he meets the “liberal” family of his Caucasian girlfriend. It stars the remarkable British actor Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Catherine Keener. The movie is often considered as one of the greatest horror thrillers of modern American cinema. It is a brilliant allegory on racism and is a political satire on post-Obama America. It successfully triggered the trend of smart horror films (cue John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place”) with low-key but poignant and frightening narratives with a small budget that can still make you think. It instills dread on Hollywood that loves remakes and recycled superheroes. At the 2018 Academy Awards, Get Out won the celebrated Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. As Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian cleverly summarized: “[Get Out] is a mainstream feature film bold enough, tactless enough, irresponsible enough to invoke race outside the solemn confines of documentary…The point is that Get Out takes pessimism and converts it into defiance – and laughs.” The terrifying movie trailer may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY&t=1s.



Get Out is a 2017 American horror film often considered as one of the greatest horror thrillers of modern American cinema. It is a brilliant allegory on racism and is a political satire reflecting on post- Obama America.

These scary movies are best viewed with Vivo’s futuristic flagship phone, the V11. Your viewing experience will never be interrupted because you will never run out of battery due to its dual engine fast charging battery, which safely refills the large 3400mAh capacity battery at rapid speeds. It is also powered by the Snapdragon 660AIE processor with 6GB RAM + 64 ROM, ensuring ultra-smooth performance and the capacity to continuously play heavy video graphics. Supported by the latest Funtouch OS 4.5 (based on Android 8.1) and the global brand’s Jovi (Artificial Intelligence) AI engine, which allocates Central Processing Unit (CPU) and memory resources to enable the smartphone to efficiently handle multiple complex operations. Thus, it is now possible to use other apps while simultaneously watching scary flicks on your smartphone. The V11 also features a Super AMOLED Halo FullView Display which makes films look clearer, richer, and more vivid. One can never escape the disturbing scenes of these movies as the V11’s specs are powerful, riveting, and engaging.


With the horror movies that we have suggested and a reliable premium smartphone, you are all set for a memorable and thrilling Halloween night at home. For an immersive and ultra-smooth viewing experience, own a V11 now at only P19,999.00. It is available at Vivo kiosks and concept stores nationwide, as well as online via Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. 


Works Cited:


The Shining: Danko, Meredith. 2018. “25 Things You Might Not Know About The Shining”. http://mentalfloss.com/article/55893/25-things-you-might-not-know-about-shining. October 28, 2018.


The Ring: Shelton, Jacob. “15 Things You Didn’t Know About the Japanese Version of The Ring”. https://www.ranker.com/list/japan-the-ring-behind-the-scenes/jacob-shelton.


Get Out: Bradshaw, Peter. 2018. “Why Get Out Should Win the 2018 Best Picture Oscar”. https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2018/feb/19/get-out-win-2018-best-picture-oscar-jordan-peele. February 19, 2018.


About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide. 


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