Nico Nicolas and Tin Hammond Tries Romance on Wheel of Love presents "Weekend to Remember"

Sunday, April 18, 2021

It was a really fun evening to talk to the cast and production of the upcoming romcom flick Wheel of Love presents "Weekend to Remember". This new show was made and created by the almost the same people behind the hit BL series "My Extraordinary" which garnered a couple million views a few months ago under Asterisk Entertainment. The series will also be shown on the Asterisk Entertainment YouTube Channel starting this Sunday (today!) at 7PM. 

Truth be told, some of the cast members also appeared in the previous show and we got the preview the pilot episode (which you will get to watch today). The show also has no specific lead stars, but more of an ensemble cast which would be quite good since they can cover a lot of things during storytelling. Wheel of Love presents "Weekend to Remember" will be composed of several love stories that talks about young love, hetero and gay relationships. In a nutshell, it's about a family where the Asuncion brothers will be involved in different connections that might all blow up during a special occasion done during the weekend, hence the title.

I got to ask a few questions during the livestreamed media conference yesterday and talked to Nico Nicolas and Kristine Hammond who will be doing the hetero type of romance in the story. They're pretty good friends in real life since they're both under Asterisk artist management and these roles would pretty much entail them to become even closer because they'll be falling in love in one way or form. For the two, doing the role of Miguel Asuncion and Jane Del Pilar was comfortable and felt like they were not working at all because the people around them was so much fun to work with. It took off the stress and craziness of doing the shoot during a pandemic and they felt quite taken cared of by the production.

Nico told us "I am really a very shy person, I'm not the type who would tell a partner about my feelings but more of just show it through actions. I don't usually say I love you, or I like you, I just do it if I can. When I met Tin for the first time, it was in an events place in Filinvest. She's very beautiful, her eyes are very attractive and so I didn't have a hard time showing how our characters would fall in love in this series. She's also very kind."

Kristine says "Before we even started shooting, in our short workshops we would often ask what we like about each other. I think we really started connecting from there, I'm really happy that he said that. He's a guy that you can talk to quite easily and quite down to earth. When I arrived in Asterisk, I wasn't able to talk to him as we had different projects and never had time to be together in a project. I already knew who he was because friends were talking about him, and I've grown quite fond of him during the whole filming. Yes, he is indeed boyfriend material."

I can't wait to see how their story will unfold as I think that will be done in future episodes.

The first episode that will be shown today will be touching on a pairing we've seen in the previous series "My Extraordinary". One of the BL stories will be done by Keijee Mesina and John Cortez. Their previous Isaw romance took a turn and became a little more about a boss and a kasambahay/assistant who's become secretly inlove with him. I bet, you'll love how these two will have their love story starts in the first episode entitled Arina Grande. Their funny antics and life like reactions to love like getting giddy, the banter between Keijee and the other help in the house would make this a good continuation of their previous love story. The two are fine actors and you'll be amazed how it'll become something that would span across pronouns or orientation, it will affect you because love is love. It's a hugely successful pairing and I hope there will be something more even after that. I really hope so.


Again, this series stars Nico Nicolas, Sam Cafranca, John Cortez, Hannah Balahadia and Enzo Santiago. They also are with Kristine Hammond, Orly Mejia, Sean Guyamin, Philip Dulla, Ayumi Takezawa, Daryll Rodriguez, Louie Caminade, Tysh Basa, Carl Williams and Keijee Mesina. They are also introducing the good looking Yam Mercado who will be playing an anti hero in this flick.

The series is written by Jaymar Castro and Jaja Amarillo. This is Directed by Jolo Atienza. Their original song "In love ako, In love sayo" sung by Camille Rose  Tarrosa is already out on streaming sites and apps so do that while watching the show. Again, make sure you're tuned in 7pm at the AsterisK Entertainment Youtube Channel in the next 8 weeks. 

It'll be shown every Sunday so go fall in love with them like I do!


Get a BRIA Home in the Ohmyhome Platform

Friday, April 16, 2021

Finding a home these days must be extra difficult because of the pandemic. It's not just in the National Capital Region, but in nearby cities, towns, and it doesn't take a genius to know that it doesn't choose any age, race, health condition, rich or poor, because it can affect anyone. Although that's a huge concern, the real estate market is definitely bullish and judging from what's seen in my social media timeline, properties are cheaper and I think this is the opportune time to get your own home. Settling down takes a lot of effort but you've got to balance a lot of things in considering a community where your family will reside. Aside from the village amenities, you've got to be sure that you are nearby a hospital, school, groceries, your place of work and accessible via normal transportation.

Now BRIA Homes is no stranger to building really good communities. They've got over 50 of them that are strategically located in existing and thriving cities/municipalities that are of high quality. The culinary capital of the Philippines is Pampanga, and over at Barangay Sto. Rosario in Magalang, Pampanga, BRIA Homes has BRIA Homes Magalang.

It's a sprawling 29-hectare property and has got several house models you can choose from. The Elena (22 sq. m. floor area on a 36 sq. m. lot), a two-storey townhouse called Bettina (44 sq.m. floor area on a 36 sq.m. lot), and the one with a single firewall called Alecza (36 sq.m. floor area on an 81 sq.m. lot). BRIA has also staged these units quite well and have fit in one to two bedrooms, a service area, a dining area, a living room and its own toilet and bath. If you choose the Bettina and Alecza, it's got its own carport for those who have automobiles and need one sheltered. They also have basketball court, a covered court, several jogging paths, a playground where your kids can enjoy, a guard house, 24/7 CCTV coverage and a perimeter fence so you have peace of mind because the community is secured.


Now BRIA Homes wants these properties to be closer to you so they now have partnered with property solutions platform Ohmyhome which has been in the Philippines since last year. Today, you can visit the Ohmyhome website or download the Ohmyhome app so you can look at different properties in BRIA Homes that you would want to get. There are ready-for-occupancy (RFO) house-and-lot units in BRIA Homes Magalang and Ohmyhome can provide assistance if you wish to purchase one in Pampanga or different BRIA Homes properties. Units range from Php 520,000 to Php 1,436,000 and is available through different flexible payment methods plus BRIA Homes Magalang customers get perks such as free move-in fee, loan charges and water and electricity installation.

All you need to do is download the Ohmyhome app or visit their official website and start your quest to find the perfect home for your family there. The DIY option (which of course you can opt for) comes free and the Ohmyhome channels are simple and easy to use, very simple to navigate and find your place of refuge.

You can also opt for the professional assistance too as Ohmyhome offers the services of highly trained agents. But in both processes, Ohmyhome is something you can use that is fast, easy, and very reliable. 

Maybe it's time to find your new home!


TECNO Mobile Sparks a Night of Fun, Comedy, Entertainment and Giveaways!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The folks over at TECNO Mobile are in good spirits today as they're treating us all with fun, laughter and tons of surprises in one night via SPARK UP THE FUN happening on April 17, 2021 (that's this Saturday) at the TECNO Mobile Philippines Facebook page. Stars include the very funny bunch of YouTube superstar comedians Beks Battalion (Chad, MC and Lassy), Mika Salamanca, PBB's Baninay, and it will be hosted by the obnoxious tandem DONEKLA (Donita Nose and Tekla). Then there will be a second one called SPARK UP YOUR ENERGY wherein celebrities will sing and dance so you too can join in and try out their moves, and who knows, you might make your dreams come true too. 

Aside from the fun and laughter, they will be also showcasing a few phones like the AI powered TECNO Spark 6 Go which has got a quite large 6.52” HD Resolution Screen, AI Dual Unlock Feature (to use your face or fingerprint to unlock), AI Beauty Mode (to hide those small imperfections), 18 AI Scene Detection (so it would be easy to take photos of things, people, landscapes), 5000 mAh battery (so you can play hours of music and play games) and Audio Share (so you can connect several speakers and devices with one phone).

TECNO Mobile also has the CAMON 16 smartphone which can be availed only through TECNO Mobile partner retail stores. It costs Php 7,990 and has got a main 48MP main camera, quad lenses for wide, bokeh and macro, plus huge RAM and ROM capacity of 128GB+6GB. It'll be easy to take photos and not worry about storage right? It also has 18W fast charging so you can plug it in then get it out with lots of juice within a few minutes. They have other phones which can handle gaming and pretty much everyday communication, plus tons more in the pipeline as they listen quite well to consumers and put what we need on their smartphones.

So, who wants fun, games, raffle draws and over 150 amazing phones, cash prizes and Shopee exclusives? See you on Saturday!


realme Launches realme C25, realme Buds Air 2 and realme Buds Air 2 Neo

Today is an awesome day to get you some really good things from realme. They've recently expanded their iot devices and never stopped coming out with the best phones. They have entry level and mid range ones that can battle the best of the best flagship phones from other brands. I personally am using the realme 6i to edit and shoot videos so I can really attest to it. Aside from that, they're going to launch 2 more audio devices. Let's start with a cool phone the realme C25, the lovely realme Buds Air 2 (which they worked with The Chainsmokers too) and the new realme Buds Neo for those who want to play all day.

Eason De Guzman of realme Philippines says "For more than a year, we are under quarantine and our brand has flourished still in the past few months. The past three weeks has been rough for all of us, but we still want to give our best for the community of realme smartphone users in the country. After launching the Narz 30 a couple weeks ago, and a few partnerships too. This is all for the community of realme and this support we get from them, we want to give our best for our consumers, to be part of this, to become the best lifestyle brand in the country. We are presenting to you the realme C25, realme Buds Air 2 and the realme Buds Air 2 Neo. We believe everyone will survive this pandemic, we are now offering affordable smartphones that will last long. We are also introducing two audio devices, one for music and one for general all day use. Despite of the challenges, we were able to do something creative, we are happy to do it despite being isolated at home. In the near future, we hope to see you all."

realme TechLife: realme C25


Your smartphone is not just a communicating device, the realme C25 is avaialble in Water Blue and Water Grey. It is patterned with the design of the C11 which is one of our best selling ones, it has a 48MP, more in our C series. A B and W lens, a main camera and a macro lens. This does slow mo, 1080P recording,Fast Focus, Chroma Boose, HDR and Portrait Mode. You need a smartphone that can take great photos, if you are selling products, doing business, this can do that. It has a 6.5 Large display, 3 card slots and good geometric design. This has a high quality battery, with a 6000mAh battery you can call for 43.17 calls, do 9 hours+ of Mobile Legends or 25 hours of YouTube. It has Multiple Battery Optimization, which can save you more power while using the device. This is also the first to have realme ui 2.0 out of the box which is based on Android 11 OS. There is a lot of personalization, seamless in use and has high quality parts. Despite being a young brand in the country, they assure to deliver smartphones that have been certified TUVRheinland, this is the world's first smartphone with a high reliability certification. It has been tested in different environments, drops, materials and tested with standards to make sure you get the best in class. This has flagship level durability. realme has 12 service centers nationwide and are continously growing. This is a good piece of hardware for work, school and everyday life.

realme Buds Air 2

The realme Buds Air 2 is upgraded all around from its predecessor. It looks premium, not easy to stain and doesn't slip easily when worn. It's available in Closer White and Closer Black. It has active noise cancellation of 25db. Your aircon, traffic, planes, it can do without that now with the Buds Air 2. Holding on your earphones 2-3 seconds can switch it to transparency mode so you can hear everything. This has an R2 chip that can do these things, so this realme Buds Air 2 is quite special. It can do 25 hours of playback and lower 88ms Super Low Latency. It is also based on the design they made previously like a pebble (Hermes) but this one is a bit longer I think.

realme Music Studio x The Chainsmokers

This is the handy work of the band with the brand. It uses 10mm diamond class hifi driver, so you can listen to high quality sound. Th device also has bass boost plus and dynamic mode so you can listen to podcasts and music differently. The Chainsmokers have tons of hits, they are one of the most respected DJ's in the world and realme feels they are the perfect pair.

realme Buds Air 2 Neo

The realme Buds Air 2 Neo has a different design. It has the same look as the realme Buds Q, comes in colors Calm Grey and Active Black. It has dual mic noise cancellation for calls like the realme Buds Air 2, it also has transparency mode if you need to. It also carries an R2 chip so it can do all those features. They also upgraded the battery life, this can last up to 28 hours of playtime (20 if anc is enabled). Both have intelligent touch controls on it and is IPX5 compliant. Now you have 2 options to level up your music experience, you can get sound quality that is premium without hurting your wallet. Everyone deserves Active Noise Cancelling feature, so they gave that on both models. Both devices are compatible with Google Fast Pair Service, so when I opened the BT of my realme 6i, it automatically suggested to connect to it. 

To get you going in your audio gear shopping, the realme Buds Air 2 costs Php3,990, but they've got a sale price on Shopee and free shipping happening tomorrow April 16, until April 18. The discounted price would be Php 2,990. I used it today and honestly, it's clear, the sound won't be the kind where its muffled which would be good if you're listening calls, playing games, or just about any audio junkie's favorite thing to do, listen to hours of music!

I really dig the realme Buds Air 2 which I got to try the whole week, here's our unboxing video for it, so enjoy!

Again, for those who would want to have noise off and have the realme Buds Air 2, go get them now on online stores for Php 3,990. It's got premium sound without breaking the bank! The realme C25 costs Php 7,490 but during the sale, it costs Php 5,990. Go get it early!