TIMEX Releases Fall/Winter Collection

Monday, October 23, 2017



It's a Monday but we're raring to see the latest masterpieces from TIMEX at the Mall of Asia. 

The brand's executive came up pn stage and said "Thanks to SM and the SM Store for partnering with TIMEX. We have been in the business since 1854, we have been worn by countless icons, and today we are pleased to launch our new collection for 2017. From casual, dressy, sleek or sturdy, we are the perfect gift to give someone this holiday season. We are releasing this collection solely for The SM Store."

It was a treat to see them all unveiled on the mall's atrium!


On the Fall Collection, it includes the TIMEX Metropolitan Collection, Allied Chrono, Expedition Ranger, Waterbury Collection, and the special edition TIMEX Easy Rider. Mind you this Easy Rider is actually their 40th Anniversary Special Edition.

I personally like The Waterbury line in this Fall/Winter Collection. It's metallic, sleek, not too dressy so you could keep it if you've got a dressed up function or just a rough day in the park. The latest master pieces will be sold in some branches but will be complete at SM Store branches nationwide.


Thank you so much TIMEX for having us! Your guests were all completely gorgeous! The watches too, I am eyeing to get that Waterbury soon!


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CIGNAL Launches "TABI PO" The Series on Sari-Sari Network

Friday, October 20, 2017



Content is king so CIGNAL and VIva's Sari-Sari Channel is gambling on new shows this last quarter as they unleash a new series called "TABI PO". With digital content on the forefront this all seems to be the right time to get new concepts on TV and digital, and what's more interesting than popular Philippine folklore?


The words "TABI PO" stemmed from the things superstitious Filipinos say so as not to disturb spirits, dwarves, entities if you are entering their territory. It started from an award winning online comics series by Mervin Malonzo. During the event he says "I feel I am accomplishing something great when this concept was pitched to me by Viva and Cignal. My new interpretation of Philippine folklore is driven by my imagination, with what I wanted to see when it becomes a full blown tv series. I hope you like what you see on Sari-Sari channel. It's a story of Elias, in a period drama series that set in not so ordinary locations."



Aj Mulach adds "This show will showcase outstanding special effects, which you'll see and feel because they did the work in post production. The fighting scenes here have been really designed to showcase martial arts, fit to make an unbelievable show, you've never seen anything like this on Philippine TV." 

Phoebe Walker quips "One of the things I like about this show is the dedication of the people we work with. What we're doing here is non traditional, we know how much work is put in on the scenes and had to be patient at times because the output feels like it's all worth it!"

The Director came up on stage and introduced the show to us and said "Thanks to everyone who came here especially to all the artists who appeared in the show. You've all worked hard to do this even in the wee hours of the morning. This is so difficult to make but it's a dream to actually do. To our production staff, I am thankful to have you do this bloody show and make it into a reality. This looks so much like a movie and I hope it gets appreciated by the viewing public. Without the producers this wouldn't materialize, being brave to do this, I am so proud to see how far we have come. You'll see all blow up on screen on Episode 1."


This show will premier on October 27, 2017 and will air every Friday thereafter at 8PM on the Sari-Sari Channel, thanks to CIGNAL TV. If you want to know more about the show, please go to Facebook.com/SariSariChannelPH.



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Indie Film "4 DAYS" Now Shown In Greenbelt and Trinoma Cinemas



I had the chance to watch 4 Days last week through a private screening arranged by the film's Director Adolf Alix Jr. and the cast of this movie. Yes, it's being shown right now on theaters through a commercial run at Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma this week, perhaps even an extended run if it actually does good in the box office. The trailer alone had people raving about it, enough to get it viral and gain countless views. For starters, I'd laud it for it's truthful depiction of an LGBT relationship in a setting that is very relateable to this generation. 


The premise started innocent, some supposed young straight men going through colorful strides in their college life. Struggling in keeping relationships, or playing along to score, misogynistic at times, then completely become a one sided battle when one gets distraught by the rules of falling in love. Then Derek gets depression (Seb Castro's character), no, melancholy in fact. This spurred Mark's eagerness to care for a friend (played by Mikoy Morales), to see his imperfections and struggles as opportunities to connect, reverse with a little comedy until he refuses to let him off that easy. Then they found themselves looking at each other, eye to eye, with an uncanny thirst for uncontrolled lust, passion... even love. This is all happening while they're supposed to be straight one day, then question themselves the next. Yet at the back of their minds, it was unmistakeable... they liked it.


In dire situations, I had a hard time believing how they were cool about it the day after but the bond they may have made years before that might have gotten their feelings for each other in a very complacent position. Now they're closeted, never felt to even ask this position to be wrong, or right. I wouldn't want to spoil things for you, but in a nutshell you should put an end to this feeling of wanting to watch this film. This definitely deserves your attention, and you'll never look at showers or ketchup the same way again. Seb Castro and Mikoy Morales took two interesting characters to heart and made it believable, intense at times... but fairly romantic. 


We had a short chat with Seb Castro during the intimate press preview of their film. Director Adolf Alix was there too during that afternoon and showed us his short film called KINABUKASAN which stars Alden Richards and Nora Aunor, a bonus if you watch the movie on theaters.


I fervently hope you get to watch it this week as they go on a commercial run in Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma Cinemas, they hopefully would get extend and have it shown for an even wider audience. Something I'd love to see.

Wish you all the luck buddy!
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William Thio Talks About SPOTLIGHT

Thursday, October 19, 2017




I remember William Thio being that soft spoken heathrob back in the 90's and didn't hear quite much about him since then. He's been doing the legwork and has hosted talk shows and done field work as a news reporter (with other networks), anchored for UNTV's news properties, and still maintained that boyish looks he had back then. He's been raring to do this for the long time and it was a good opportunity to get to host this new one called SPOTLIGHT. 

William says "This would be a weekly show, shown every Saturday to bring a more personal interview. I'm excited for you to see the first guest, it's Ms. Nora Aunor. We want to talk about their legacy, their lives, this is a relaunch but previously this was hosted by our boss Daniel Razon. It's not entirely going to be entertainment personalities, but rather achievers in their respected industries. I think I found my niche, I am honored to do what I want to do which is news and public service. For the good of mankind. I consider myself as a journalist. I gather from sources and verify before I report it. I consider Daniel Razon as someone who inspires me, he always had the right things to say and I admire him because he always makes it a point to help first before reporting it. Lives do matter, and that's what we do in the UNTV. The station has trained me, developed me, they have set my priorities and having all that translated me in continuing what I love to do."

He adds "I've been engaged a couple of times back when I was younger, I am right now in a good place and I've had so much work, including a construction company that designs and restores which takes up most of my day. I would need someone to understand that, to understand me and what I do in a regular basis. I wake up and do things my way, I'm not in a hurry or looking but if God provides then I'd be glad."

SPOTLIGHT will be featuring individuals and celebrities that have weathered through life so they get to talk about it now, how they made it, and provide a sneak peek into their lives and squeeze it into a thirty minute show. His interviewees would be a hodge podge of the prominent, powerful and iconic people in the Philippines to see how they've been successful, perhaps a little too in their private lives, to show a more human side in their show. The show would like to also have people learn from their success and failures, to be more informative and entertaining. The show starts on October 28, Saturday and the corresponding weekends thereafter from 4:30PM to 5PM.

Don't miss it!

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