How Do You Take Care of Your Clothes?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It’s such a colorful afternoon with the peeps from Unilever makes of Comfort detergent and Comfort Fabric Softeners. I love their setup where we were given pretty strong magnifying gadgets so we could take photos of fabrics with these wonderful models!

Marianne Tan the brand manager for Comfort says “We in Unilever know you love clothes and if you wash them, some get weathered, but how can you love your clothes to the last thread? You have to use COMFORT Care Detergent. It’s in powder and liquid form and in variants Glamour care and Fashion Care. Eliminate the signs of Clothes Aging with the new Anti Aging Technology in detergents. Love, wear, wash and repeat.”

Amor Prieto the Manager of their R&D says “It takes 5 washes to see signs of aging, the need for clothes to look NEW longer is in demand and we have a new range of products to fight the signs of aging. As we wear and wash them, it contributes to that. The use of bleach even makes the fabric weaker. Harsh detergents get the colors faded, even friction contributes to it. It can ruin your look, but these new fabric care detergents have enzymes that snip bobbling off so your clothes still look new. It prevents yellowing, shape loss, and our new fabric conditioner has Triple Care Technology which protects your clothes from friction and heat. It even protects prints, this is why Comfort make the clothes you love be new for longer.”

Rajo Laurel says “Fabric care is important even after designs, materials are delicate to wash and in investments like designer made clothes, you need to maintain it’s usage even after a while.”

Daryl Chang “Before I buy anything I think of how many times I use it and not just me, but a lot of people spend on clothes. A year or more, you have to get your investment out of it. When you shop you have to be wise, not unlike when I was younger when I didn’t think about sustainability.”

I was a clear case of clothes aging LOL

Apples Aberin says “It is important for me to take care of my clothes, I like dressing up but do repeat my stuff so I take care of them so they last longer, it’s a way of self expression, not to try show aging in your clothes. I love Comfort the most!”

Now how about you? How do you take care of your clothes?


Sunshine, Raymond and Enzo in MALAMAYA

I too was a little dumbfounded about the word MALAMAYA. I didn’t know it wast the tagalog term for the color Ash, all along I thought it was just “abo” but that’s just me lol. Anyway, we sat down with the cast and people behind the movie Malamaya earlier at Annabels Restaurant in Morato so we could get some gist about this Cinemalaya entry.

(L-R): Co-producer/Spears Films President Albert Almendralejo, Director Leilani Chavez, Raymond Bagatsing, Sunshine Cruz, Enzo Pineda, Director Danica Sta. Lucia and producer/ALV Films President Arnold Vegafria (photo courtesy of Rain "The Ranter" de Ocampo)

The film stars Sunshine Cruz, Enzo Pineda, Raymond Bagatsing, Bernadette Allyson and Ms. Gloria Sevilla. This is directed by two women Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez. It’s about the gray areas of a relationship, talks about commitment, artistry, dominance, and just about all those small things conservative people don’t want to talk about. A tough stance yeah, but Sunshine trusts the directors much she gave them lee way to do things and execute this, including love scenes which she tells she knows she’s being taken cared of.

Raymond Bagatsing accepted this role as it is different, a potter which he likens to Patrick Swayze and he’s excited about the treatment. He says ”He is my inspiration, and I can’t wait for people to see how much time we’ve painstakingly given its treatment, you’ll see that all here.“

This film is produced by Spears Films, ALV Films and Cine Likha. Malamaya is an entry for the 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival slated August 2 to 13 in CCP Theater and selected movie houses nationwide. They will also have a theatrical run on August 14 so watch out for that!


PROMATE 10,000mAh Powerbank Crown 10QC

It's been a while since I whined about something but this is kinda one of it. I've been a good boy, I receive tons of mail on my doorstep but I don't like it if I can't even use things they send me via mail but I do sincerely appreciate the gesture. This one however is different, because if you know a blogger working the same hours that I do, they're probably armed with the best powerbanks in the market. We use it extensively.

I remember getting those cheap ones on street corners and end up using it for less than a week max (because it gets broken), which kinda defeats the purpose of having a power bank in the first place and I only trust a few names when it comes to these things, one of them is PROMATE.

This 10,000 mAh variety I got is the PROMATE Crown 10QC which is made of Lithium Polymer inside and has a lightning cable and micro USB so I don't have to bring those messy ones and be stuck on a wall. It is designed well, you can put the attached cables on the grooves on the side and it would fit like a glove. You get organized right from the start so you wouldn't need space in your bag if you're going out on a trip or a coverage like me. It's just genius!

It also has that capacity which is able to charge my phones around 4-5 cycles depending on how I use it but it does usually last me the whole day. After covering for events, I even have some more so I could play rounds of pubG, mobile legends, ROS and watch YouTube videos at night before I sleep. If it can last me that long, you're bound to probably use it even longer because you might need it less of the time compared to me.

PROMATE even has other varieties of power banks such as the Promate Power Tank 20 which is a 20,000 mAh power bank that's got 18 Watts of power delivery and Quick Charging 3.0 port. They also have color options so if you're into something fancy, it might match your clothes too. Of course if you have phones capable of wireless charging, you can opt for the Promate Auravolt 10 which has the same capacity as my power bank but has Qi charging. All you need to do is put it on top of the thing, and get  charged right away! No need for separate Qi pad chargers, just the device itself!

PROMATE devices (they've got tons of it not just power banks) are available in leading tech stores and in Lazada. Just go get it!


How do you fix your liver?

You should know. It’s got one of the most important functions in your body, and if you don’t take care of it, you’ll suffer the consequences which is not a good thing. First off, you should know everything about what you eat.

That extra slice of pizza, those two bottles after your office hours, that ain’t good. You liver would work extra hard and if it stops doing that, you won’t have something that stores important vitamins, energy and minerals that releases them in the blood. It also helps in resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the blood. So be kind to your liver, it’s the only one you’ve got.

The intake of essential phospolipids may help improve liver function. Essentiale for example contains purified essential phospholipids that comes from natural food that can be easily absorbed by liver cells. It is clinically proven to strengthen liver health by promoting the repairing function and regeneration of liver cells. Now if that happens, you’ll be better off processing foods you eat, drinks you take, give what body needs to survive.

That’s a good way to take care of your liver!


Motherhood Made Easy with the MApp

Monday, July 15, 2019

Had to go to Megamall’s Baby Company store this morning for the launch of MApp - The Smart Mommy App, a new application meant to help managing parenting with a tap. I know, it’s a tall order, but why did people just think of it now no? I wondered how it could help so we listened in to LJ Moreno (kapuso star and full time Mom) and Trix Clasara who spearheads the project. They used to be competitors with parenting apps.

Trix had Mommily in 2015 and LJ launched her MApp in 2016. Trix initially planned to sell hers since she moved out of the city, but during their meeting in 2017, they merged instead making this an even bigger and better app. Now it has products, activities, maps for diaper changing rooms and places that can accommodate kids in the metro. Now identifying these malls or establishments would hasten facilities intended for babies and kids. That would be nice for families no?

Paulo, Lj and son Aki

The app suggests places to go for kids activities, even nearest changing diaper stations and establishments that are mommy friendly.

Celebrity friends including Rich Asuncion showed support during the launch

Now you can download the app on the App Store and Google Play store if you need help bringing your kids outside and have some fun with the most cherished person in the family, you Moms out there!

Meanwhile I found some Baby Company items you could buy, use the app for a whopping 15% discount on some items, tons more in the coming months.

You can download the app now on the App Store or Google Play. Make it easy for mommy, download it for her today!


On Pointe! with Ballet Manila at the ALIW Theater

I was in Aliw Theater last year for the showcase of shows of Ballet Manila. It was so inspiring to see on stage several local original shows, and this season proves they’re not about to let go yet of that success. They call this On Pointe! and they got us in comfy glass chairs in S Maison at the Mall of Asia grounds for a little treat featuring Ballet Manila’s prime dancers.

Lisa Macuja Elizalde says “This is our 24th season and I can’t believe it. This morning you will get a glimpse of the 4 productions we will do this year. As you see with the excerpts later, it is the fitting theme in the kind of shows Ballet Manila wants to put together. Our season will open with Snowhite, a visit to my princess trilogy, including Sleeping Beauty. We will also be showcasing Giselle which is romance in two acts, plus a collaboration with Osias Barroso, the Carmina Burana and La Traviata. This will end our season on a high note.”

Giselle is much about heartache, romance, death, but a pretty fine piece for classical ballet. It was enchanting to see it live. Sleeping Beauty also has original choreography by Ms Lisa Macuja Elizalde, stunning to see characters come to life, it was like children’s book turned fantasy turned movie on stage. Sleeping Beauty is also about romance, it’s highs and lows, it’s journey, a more fun interpretation of it. World class ballet, opera and live orchestra music makes this Carmina Burana and La Traviata double bill a great presentation of gigantic leaps, fun songs, and a short trip to the bull ring with matadors and maidens. There is also human emotions, so Ms Lisa take it as the hardest to do because it’s all original work.

Lisa added “The 25th season will be carefully curated, we won’t be doing over the top productions that the 26th won’t be able to do. We have plans to take Ibong Adarna in other places in the country and it’s where we want our resources to concentrate on. We also have been invited in several places like Israel, Cyprus, other places but we have to do more here.”

Abigail from Giselle says “We rehearse this ballet in one go, it’s how quickly you can change, you can’t hide flaws so this is the hardest to do among the lineup.”

Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty had different degrees of difficulty especially since Snow White didn’t have music to begin with. There were no other choreography either but on Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, there exists shows and music with it. Wether there will be more, it can only be answered soon!

Snow White will be on September 7 2pm and 6pm, September 8 at 3pm. Giselle will happen on October 19, 2pm and 6pm and October 20 at 3pm. Sleeping Beauty will happen on December 7 2pm and 6pm, December 8 at 3pm whilst Carmina Burana will be next year February 29 2pm-6pm and March 1 3pm (as double bill) at the ALIW Theater in Pasay City. You may also get tickets via Ticketworld 8919999 or call 8777696 (for bulk tickets). You may also email them at


Julie Anne San Jose Sings the Divas at The Theatre at Solaire

Friday, July 12, 2019

Loving Julie Anne San Jose is easy because the darn girl is just so good at what she does, may it be singing or dancing, you’ve seen that in my social media posts. A few weeks ago, she had a concert in Cebu and Mindanao with Christian Bautista via The Sweetheart and the Balladeer. That was a very successful one and this July 20, she’s letting it all out at The Theatre at Solaire on her new concert “Julie Sings The Divas!”. A tall order, but she’s good that you can hand her a phone book and sing it like crazy.

In this concert, she’ll be doing performances based on songs by timeless icons Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. She will be performing with an orchestra (UP Arco String Orchestra) under the baton of Maestro Danny Tan of UP . This is something she has wished for in the past and her new approach will certainly delight audiences who want to see her shine in this stage.

Danny Tan her Musical Director says “We produced this as we knew how much Juloe is talented, from her audition in Fairview where she sung divas already, to her youthful pop persona these past few years, we want to showcase. She is a musician’s dream, she doesn’t go flat, very nice to listen to and she picks up songs fast, she craves to learn more. Now she knows beats, she knows notes, it is the reason why it is a dream to work with her. She satisfies you as a musician. She does beyond expectations.”

Direk Louie Ignacio says “We want our diva a chance to be in this kind of concert, we are pushing because we love her. We produced this big show just for her. She is only our lone diva in the network and she deserves this all! It will not be effect ridden, more classy and orchestration will be there, our opening will be a surprise. The musicality of it, we will offer to the audience, including her really good outfits and gowns. Julie has a different flavor from all our superstars, she prepares, she does her work and a nega diva, she’s a diva but doesn’t know she is. She is very humble.”

Julie says “I had to learn new songs, I felt this is challenging and exciting because the of the different arrangements we are doing with the songs. It is my first time performing with Arnel Pineda and a couple of people from the clash (a surprise). I think I have to sing around 23 songs after picking from around a hundred. I am really having a hard time with the Celine songs, plus the one from Lara Fabian, I don’t know how I will attack it but it’s hella different renditions. We have been doing the leg work with my vocal coach and I am preparing, the version will surely surprise the audience. I want to make my own mark in the industry and not just copying someone else, it’s the authenticity, as myself and as an artist. I don’t know how to feel but I am grateful, to be able to sing, to hunger exploring my capabilities and the process that goes with it. I want pieces that challenge me, I don’t do safe ones, I want to gain knowledge and hopefully impart it with the next generation of singers. I will be doing multi tracks, you should watch out for that.”

“I don’t care about my detractors, I will only make them my motivation to do better, but for those who love me, I promise to give everything that you have given me back. I appreciate all your efforts and I hope in my own way I would be able to do that.” 

She will also be joined by Journey front man Arnel Pineda and the UP Concert Chorus, some world class talent right there. This is produced by Sunny Side Up Productions and GMA Network in cooperation with Solaire Resort and is Directed by Louie Ignacio. Again this will be on July 20, at 8pm. You may get tickets at or via 8919999.

You might want to see this one, a Julie Anne like never before!