R3.0: Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s concert sold out in less than 24 hours!

Asia’s Songbird and Sarap Diva Cooking Diva Regine Velasquez-Alcasid has proven yet again that she is indeed the undisputed ‘Queen of the Concert Scene.’ Her much-awaited anniversary concert dubbed as R3.0 slated this October at MOA Arena was sold out in less than 24 hours!

Die-hard fans whom have not yet purchased their tickets are already tweeting their request for another show night schedule or repeat soonest. To this, Regine replied in a tweet a few hours ago, “Hi sa ngayon po one night lang talaga kasi baka hindi ko rin kaya, baka naka tungkod nako nun bilang majonders na Lola nyo.”

Thirty years of love, dedication and pure passion for her craft has positively influenced fans of all ages, gender and walks of life. Indeed, the clamour for the Asia’s Songbird has not waned, her ‘shine’ is still the brightest even after 30 years. That’s three generations of solid fans or ‘friends’ as she fondly calls them.

On a personal note, even after almost five years of being in Sarap Diva, I still get teary-eyed when she sings. Same with each and every guest we have. Listening to her albums and watching her music videos are magical enough (there are lots of speechless first time reaction videos on YouTube). But it’s a surreal, unexplainable experience watching her sing in the flesh.

So, if you already have your ticket/s then congratulations for your fast skills or if you haven’t purchased yet, let’s see if she has a second night for R.30 or a repeat in the coming months!


esports Philippines: TNC Gaming, High Grounds Cafe and SYBER merger

TNC Gaming, the Philippines’ top esports organization, Malaysian esports outlet, SYBER, and High Grounds Café, a premier gaming café, have announced a merger that will propel the presence of esports in the Philippines.
SYBER is an esports outlet based in Malaysia that is currently expanding to Shan Tou. HighGrounds Café is the first and only, high-end gaming café in Metro Manila that is powered by TNC Gaming, top gaming organization in the Philippines, and by top-tier gaming computer brand, Acer Predator.

Esports is very dynamic in Southeast Asia like Indonesia, Malaysia, China and especially the Philippines. We have nurtured gamers partaking in high-level competition and tournaments locally and abroad.

The future of esports gaming…now at High Grounds Café!


Nutrition Month 2017: Adorable nursery and kindergarten kids at our daycare with their vegetable-inspired costumes


Dairy Queen: Pepero Almond Chocolate and Pepero White Cookie Mango


Starbucks PH: Banana Split Mocha and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding


Beppo’s Barbershop: An Art Gallery and Barbershop rolled into one

My cousin Ate Fely told me about how it was crowded at nail salons a few months ago and tried this place instead. So giggling with excitement, went to my first barbershop experience at Beppo’s. No, as androgynously ‘weird’ as I am, didn’t have a haircut – just nail care. Found the experience so pleasing as the service was detailed (hot towels, warm blankets, soft pillows, etc.), assigned staff was not chatty (which means focused on service), and the seats are so comfy (now I know why people can’t resist to nap on them)!

A bit of background, Beppo’s Barbershop is one of the oldest barbershop in Makati (where the Makati Shangrila Hotel is now located) and was known as D’ Bankers Barbershop. Arcade Friseur owned it until it was acquired in 2008 by 26 Shenandoah Services, Inc. which used the trade name Beppo’s Barbershop.

Nevertheless, they remained as a traditional barbershop, using the heavy, electric Belmont-Takara hydraulic seats lined up against huge mirrors like it was in the 1950’s and offers the traditional grooming services of barbershops with added new products and modern equipment as well as adopted new methods to ensure its sanitation and cleanliness.

Their Fisher Mall branch is their biggest shop and an Art Gallery rolled into one. Art works of private collectors who have generously lent pieces of well-known artists as well as those exhibited by Art Circle Gallery hangs within its walls. This new concept of an Art Gallery/Barbershop, a the first in the country they believe, adds leisure to their guests and finds it not only as a place for grooming but also of culture.


Spiderman Homecoming: Watch it for the millennial-catered web-swinging kicks

Watched Spiderman Homecoming on its opening day. No spoilers but just a tip if you’re not familiar with the franchise or not into comic books, do not compare with the previous flicks.

In my opinion, this version is catered to millennials. So again, do not compare with the ‘Peter Parker’ of Tobey Maguire version. At least that’s what I was telling myself throughout the flick, because this clumsy, spaced-out Spidey version did not rub well with me.

This film takes you in between the spider-bitten Spidey’s (Tom Holland) teen years and his sort of ‘awakening.’ I reckon though, Holland’s voice seems similar to Back To the Future’s Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox). Just the same in totality its entertaining what with Marisa Tomei as Aunt Mae (whoa!), full of cameos especially Stan Lee and ooh, saving grace is Iron Man Tony Stark Robert Downey, Jr. hehe! Just the same, watch it for the web-swinging kicks!