The Seasons Residences: Japanese Living In Manila

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Japanese living in Manila!? Yeah, that’s exactly what they want to do. The developer Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corp and Federal Land Inc has just partnered with Japan’s leading firms Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. and this will bring to light an iconic property called The Seasons Residences. What this would mean with their remaining towers Natsu, Aki and Fuyu is that they’ll be having units that are world class, innovative and armed with Japanese technology which INAX will provide. They will also have a Mitsukoshi Mall which will open in 2021, that’s good news!

Thomas Mirasol, COO and GM of Federal Land Inc. says “As we aim to have a modern lifestyle, we look to Japan. Despite their modern way of life, they have a rich culture and regards to mother nature. This is one of Federal Land’s biggest projects and we are bringing Japan’s Nomura Real Estate and Isetan Mitsukoshi Mall in the Philippines. Today, we also welcome INAX, to enable our residents to live and set the bar higher, premium living in the Seasons Residences. May this partnership grow, bring convenience to our residents in the property.”

Alpha Ang of LIXIL Philippines says “Even in today’s modern age, this is a relationship that goes over water use. We are harnessing it to improve our household products, for people to have healthier cleaner lives. As you all know INAX improves lives, bringing forth experience that embodies Japan. We are honored to have comfort, reliability that our customers expect elevating standards of premium living.”

As these properties get filled with the most discriminating residents who want premium living personified, these will all happen as construction is going on. If you want to know more about it, or if you’re interested, give them a call via 8359-6756 or email them via or visit their showroom at 7th Ave corner 34th Grand Central Park North BGC. It’s all there!


An ASHTAN Valentine’s Date at POPEYES

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Oohhh it's the 11th Popeyes in the country and they've set up this new branch at the 5th Floor of Robinsons Place Manila. I'm sure a lot of people will start getting their fix of fried chicken and biscuits in this joint because it's just so good!

Consequently, it's also Valentine's Day and what can be better than that by seeing two lovely people who seem to be loved by many fans since PBB happened last year. I'm talking about Ashley Del Mundo and Tan Roncal. Admittedly, this is like the second time I've seen them (since PBB) so I was raring to get to know who they are off can. They're very nice, very reserved, but seem to be having lots of fun during the Popeyes event.

Ylona Garcia was also there with her family, it was nice to see them enjoy the biscuits. Which reminds me, they were all heart shaped just for a limited time.

#AshTan was quite new to me, but fans were already rejoicing seeing them together. According to their latest hashtags too, they were treating this as the pairs Valentine's date. Is this for real?!

Well as far as I know, body language says a lot. Not to mention they're quite cute together. :)

Popeyes also had several booths for us to try so we could win gift certificates as prizes. Let's just say I'm having fried chicken fix for a couple of months after this LOL!

As you can see, the biscuits actually look so cute just like #AshTan. So if you're looking for good fried chicken and want a romantic touch to it, I guess your best bet is a bucket of Popeyes right?

PS Thank you to all the #AshTan fans who retweeted and followed me on social media! Thank you also for subscribing @kumagcow on YouTube!

Here is our interview with them:

Have a great day ahead!


STADA Expands Business with FERN Folio

Monday, February 17, 2020

This just came in. The STADA Group is  currently expanding in the Asia-Pacific region. They've been growing with several acquisitions in Europe and now apart from being a global manufacturer of high-quality generic drugs and consumer healthcare products, they announced today the acquisition of FERN in the Philippines. It's one of the leading brands in country specifically in Vitamin C.  Products like FERN-C, FERN-C Kidz and Kiddimin which has been helping tons of kids get their daily allowance of vitamin C is now part of their portfolio. This is good news.

STADA initially had acquired Croma Medic Inc. during the early 2000's and recently, renamed into STADA Philippines. 

STADA CEO Peter Goldschmidt says “After launching STADA Philippines, we will continue growth in this market as well. The acquisition of FERN will help us succeed. This is in line with our strategy to strengthen our portfolio with well-established consumer healthcare brands and also expand in selected emerging markets like the Philippines. With the acquisition of these established brands, it will further STADA’s vision to be a trusted partner that provides high-quality, holistic care for the people. We will be able to provide better health for Filipinos.“ 

Ms. Sharmaine Abarientos the General Manager of STADA Philippines adds "FERN has not only an established brand heritage, but also a complete range for adults and pediatric application. With FERN, we will establish a strong consumer healthcare platform to launch other quality medicines. We will continue to offer quality medicines at reasonable prices, across all segments of healthcare, specialty generics and consumer health.”

Congratulations to STADA Philippines and we hope you continue to grow and establish more products closer to home so Filipinos would benefit more in the future.


Artists, SB19, Daniel Padilla Welcome Pepsi Queen Kathryn Bernardo

Sunday, February 16, 2020

I arrived quite a bit late but I had to be here because of SB19 and teen King and Queen Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. This is a Pepsi event which means the young lady (Kathryn) is switching brands and she couldn't do it for a long time because she was tied up with the red brand. Understandably, she's been so supportive of Daniel's endeavors and it wouldn't be surprising to see her do so especially as this directly identifies Daniel as the current King of Pepsi. Tons of artists like Mimiyuuuh, Matthaios, Ricci Rivero were also there but I kinda was late and only found them at the side of the stage. I got comfy in the front and started expecting pandemonium to happen especially because of the artists I mentioned earlier. I told those seated beside me to take extra precaution because SB19 was up next, and there was considerably high amount of ATIN (their fan group) in attendance. I have been to one event a couple months ago and they’re really loud! I expected that!

Matthaios sang the song Catriona which is severely popular nowadays with millennials. They sang along with the guy like a concert scene, I could pretty much feel the crowd breathing, no joke! 

Then of course, I warned them it would be very loud... SB19 came out and obliged the crowd to sing their latest single ALAB and of course my personal favorite, GO UP! When they started dancing on stage, the press people who initially didn't know them, became fans in minutes. Honestly, I've been watching their YouTube videos and they're crazy when they rehearse. So it wasn't really a surprise to me that they were THAT GOOD at the Pepsi event.

I took photos of the ATIN Pinuno. Sejun is pretty much the spokesperson of the group, he gamely answered questions by the hosts after their number.

The press was impressed! Me too!

After the SB19 guys went backstage, we waited a bit for the piece de resistance of this event. People were of course screaming for KathNiel, so the teen King himself came out of center stage and sang a few songs. Daniel is a crooner, rocker, all rolled into one! I wouldn't blame them, this guy is so down to earth, always so nice whenever I get the chance to talk to him. 

He was so cute when he asked the hosts to actually be the one to introduce his queen. Awww... just look at these two on stage and you're gonna be swooned by their sweetness. Kathryn also sang a few songs.

Daniel and Kathryn kept it so fun for the crowd, no frills, and Daniel looked at Kathryn like a hungry lover would do for his queen.

Officially, she is now the new Pepsi Queen and together with Pepsi King Daniel, this will be one kingdom easy to rule!

Pepsi also had booths at the venue where secretly, they got people to taste the product. Of course, they got a lot of people who turn out to be lovers of the brand, almost 70 percent prefer it over the other one.

I'd like to take this bit to say THANK YOU to Pepsi for having us experience this all in Trinoma. I got to also personally give Daniel something he liked when I did a one on one a couple months back. He was happy, and that meant a lot. Congratulations on having Kathryn beside your throne, truly you are the King and Queen of Pepsi!