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10:31 am

Hello Kitty McDonald’s

09/08/2010, Advertorials

Hello Kitty McDonald’s

In Taipei, two of the world’s biggest enterprises collaborated: American McDonald’s and Japanese Hello Kitty. Collaborations like this are nothing new. I thought it was cute. I don’t remember seeing anything like this in the Philippines.

Hello Kitty McDonald's Taipei, Taiwan

Hello Kitty McDonald's Taipei, Taiwan

Click click click!


7:51 pm


16/07/2010, Advertorials, Versailles


No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to Versailles. You can get there by private car or you may also take the RER train like millions of people who flock there each year.

Guess what greeted me upon exiting the (Versailles Rive Gauche) train station?

McDonald's Versailles France

McDonald's Versailles France

Oh yes. And right next door to the left is Starbucks.

I squealed with delight when I saw Starbucks because I haven't had an iced cafe latte in months. An American mother practically had an orgasm when she overheard my conversation with my companion David. "Starbucks? Where? Now you're talking…"

It's funny how strong American influence is eh?

11:37 pm


28/06/2010, Advertorials


It's 5:25PM on a Monday here in Paris. After seeing lots of my American New Yorker friends last night at the New York, New York party at Le Montana, I'm currently craving for good ol' Americana.

Sweden McDonald's

Last time I went to McDonald's was, oh gosh, a month ago when I went
to Stockholm.

Mmmm…. chicken nuggets. Need I say more?

Chicken Nuggets

Would it be wrong if I go to McDonald's here in Paris? Hmmm…

5:01 am

18/05/2010, Advertorials

Why is the sky blue?

I'm halfway around the world by the time you're reading this post.

Can you guess my destination based on what I've packed in my hand luggage?

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12:17 am

Boyfriend Material

09/05/2010, Advertorials, Fashion and Style, Topshop, UK

Boyfriend Material

I go weak in the knees every time I see tall cute guys so imagine my surprise when this guy showed up. I think I know who he is… James is datchu?

Anyhoo, it's been an interesting mix of commentators over the past few days: Melaney Rickey, the Fashion Editor-at-Large of
Grazia UK, Nicola Formichetti, Fashion Editor and Stylist to Lady Gaga,
designers Fred Butler, Louise Goldin and Mary Katrantzou, model Erin o'Connor,
Gillian Wilkins of British Vogue, Italian Vogue's Edward Enninful,
photographer Emma Summerton, fellow blogger Susie Lau and more.

Today, Sunday, is the last day of Topshop + Showstudio's Mirror Mirror project. Run to Topshop Oxford Circus now!

For more information, click HERE.

photos via:

11:50 pm

Nuffnang Philippines

01/09/2008, Advertorials

Nuffnang Philippines

Nuffnang, Asia's first blog advertising community is now available in the Philippines! I met up with Timothy, one of the Malaysia-based co-founders a few months back here in Manila.

Photo: Timothy Tiah

I know right? I was so thin back then. Haha.

If, like me, you regularly visit Singaporean and Malaysian blogs, chances are that you may have noticed Nuffnang ads being displayed on their sites. Nuffnang is so successful in both countries that they want to replicate its success here in cesspit of the third world.

Click click click, especially if you are a blogger based in the Philippines!


3:46 pm

Tessa Prieto-Valdes: Poker for a Royal Cause

05/08/2008, Advertorials

Poker for a Royal Cause by Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Solitaire and a game called “bluff” (in America, I think they call it “bullshit”… remember that film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey? yeah, that’s the one) are the only two card games that I know. My Swedish friend Niklas taught me another game when he visited me about two years ago. It’s been so long I can’t for the life of god remember what it was.

Speaking of card games, the ever so flamboyant Filipina socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes is hosting a charity poker event this weekend to benefit the Makati branch of the Philippine National Red Cross. I like Tessa. Even my ghetto ass mother is a big fan of Tessa after watching her on TV a few times. (Sorry ma but I have an event to plug! lol). I’ve met her once at the Marc by Marc Jacobs party earlier this year and she seems to be nice.

Tessa Prieto, Poker for a Royal Cause

For those of you Filipino celebrities (I know some of y’all are reading my blog) out there, celeb-spotters or basically, any random pundit with a thick wallet (everyone is welcome!!)… pop by the Metro Club this Saturday, August 9, 2008 for some good ol’ poker fun. It’s for a good cause. There are two events that day — The Queen of Hearts Tournament begins at 1PM and a Celebrity round at 6PM. Everyone is welcome

Metro Club
Metrowalk Commercial Center
Ortigas, Pasig
Phone: (0905) 254-5369 or (0917) 526-1811

All cash proceeds from the event will go to charity and over 50 prizes in kind (ie. Club Noah in Palawan, Discovery Shores, Boracay Tropics and Tides Resort in Boracay, Amorita Resort in Bohol, Pearl Farm in Davao) are to be given away to lucky participants and winners.

5:29 am

Advertorial: Olay Total Effects

25/06/2008, Advertorials

Olay Total Effects

Controversial Filipina actress Gretchen Barretto (in yellow) is on the cover of Mega Magazine this month. 

Gretchen Barretto, Mega Magazine

Like my friend Chuvaness, for a 40+ year old woman, she’s really not bad looking. Click click click!


8:00 am

Inside the Day 2 Nite Lifestyle of: Richie Santos

25/08/2006, Advertorials

Inside the Day 2 Nite Lifestyle of: Richie Santos


Learn more about Richie after the jump…


7:00 am

Inside the Day 2 Nite Lifestyle of: Owens Sun

23/08/2006, Advertorials

Inside the Day 2 Nite Lifestyle of: Owens Sun

Learn more about Owens after the jump…