Robinsons and DTI to Support Local Products in Go Lokal!

I absolutely love local products. Many of them are made with quality in mind, and yet are still affordable because they don’t need to spend on importing and marketing. However, it can be a hassle to buy because not many are distributed in major department stores or shops. You have to go to artisan fairs or specialty stores (many of which are in the north) to buy them.

Luckily, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has partnered with retail stores for Go Lokal!, a partnership that promotes products made by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Their first partner is Robinsons Department Store, and the first concept store is open now in Robinsons Place Manila!

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Lea Salonga Announces “I Dare to Dream” Winner in Star-Studded Concert

It has always been a dream of mine to watch Lea Salonga perform live. I’ve always known she was a legend, but I only got to appreciate her when I transitioned into a showtune queen and slowly realized the impact she has had on musical theater. After all, this is the woman who played Kim in Miss Saigon, Eponine and Fantine in Les Misérables, and Grizabella in Cats. Let’s not forget that she voiced two Disney Princesses: Mulan and Jasmine in Mulan and Aladdin!

My dream of seeing Salonga perform live was granted when I watched her lead a star-studded night at I Dare to Dream, the concert finale of Globe Studio’s digital reality series I Dare to Dream. Inspired by Disney Princesses, the show follows six young girls who pursue their dreams with the help of Disney Legend Lea Salonga; host, vlogger, and ate Janina Vela; and experts in the field where the girls want to excel in.

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Rep’s “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play” is a Titillating Victorian Sex Comedy

By now, we know that good vibrations are, well, good. But back in the Victorian times, vibrations were seen as the only cure for “hysteria,” a medical term for anxiety. The prescribed cure? A trip to the doctor, who will administer the newly-invented vibrator to induce paroxysms… or orgasms. It’s the foreplay to Repertory Philippines’ In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, a Victorian sex comedy that explores intimacy, passion, and love.

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ASUS Launches ZenBook 3 Deluxe with a Fashion Show with Rajo Laurel

The best thing about working in digital is that I can work anywhere. A good friend of mine who works in the same industry goes to the beach almost every week, and she takes her laptop with her wherever she goes. I’m a city boy, so I either work at home, or in coffee shops, restaurants, and wherever the mood strikes me.

I used to carry a clunky laptop, but I recently moved to a slimmer version that I can tuck in any of my bags. Now, I’m getting a serious case of envy as ASUS just launched its Zenbook 3 Deluxe, an ultra-slim and sleek device that looks good on the inside and on the outside. And to prove just how stylish it is, ASUS Philippines launched the laptop with a fashion show with Rajo Laurel, and the announcement of Isabelle Daza as its new endorser!

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Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto Are Jollibee’s New Yumbassadors!

I first fell in love with Joshua Garcia last December. It was when I watched him in the film Vince & Kath & James, one of the entries at last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). It was the first time I watched all competing entries, and I loved them all in their own way, but it was VKJ that stuck with me and became my favorite film at the festival.

The story was old (see my review here), but it was given a new lease on life because of Garcia’s great acting and believable chemistry with his partner, Julia Barretto. I watched VKJ twice and laughed, cried, and fell in love. In both screenings, girls were literally swooning – myself included – when Garcia delivered his lines and stared at Barretto in that way.

I became a teenage girl and stalked Garcia on every social media platform possible. I eventually got tired and went on with my life. Until I got to meet him.

I got to meet him when Jollibee announced that both Garcia and Barretto are the brand’s newest Yumbassadors. Together, they starred in a commercial inspired by an ’80s ad.

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FOX Launches FOX+, A Streaming Service For the Latest in Entertainment

When I started working in digital, I thought I would have more free time because I work largely from home. That doesn’t seem to be the case, as I found myself working longer hours, especially during the weekend. Somewhere along the way, I had an epiphany and told myself that I shouldn’t work this way. Working like a madman, from the moment I wake up to the second I have to sleep, made me less passionate and less interested in my work.

I recently started this movement called Take Back the Weekend, where I allowed myself time to free myself from deadlines and writing. My ideal activity? Either reading a book or a magazine, listening to a podcast, or watching a movie or a TV show. For the last one, I have many sources of entertainment, but I welcomed a new addition to my streaming family: FOX+.

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Lazada Celebrates 5th Birthday with Discounts Up to 90%!

Lazada is a lifesaver for busybees who don’t have time to go out and buy things. Through the years, I’ve relied on the website to shop and have my goods delivered. Just recently, I bought a Fitbit, a digital weighing scale, and a smartphone. Lazada is a website I trust when I want to buy something and I don’t have the time to go out.

To reward all of Lazada’s loyal customers through its five years in the Philippines, the website is celebrating its birthday with the Lazada 5th Birthday Surprise, the biggest shopping event of the season with sitewide discounts of up to 90%, peso sales, time-based flash sales, exclusive offers from popular brands, and raffle prizes like vacation packages. Make sure to mark your calendars for March 21 to 23!

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