Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Time to shine with this year’s Timex Spring Summer collection

Summer is still here and it looks like the fun isn’t going any time soon, so it’s high time to be bold and stand out especially if you’re planning on sharing your special time with a date!  Get ready to dress and impress as we amp up your date look with one of the most fashionable accessories in your wardrobe, your watch!
This month, Timex launches its new Spring Summer collection featuring some of the brand’s most stylish watches fit for the men and women with both spunk and pizzazz.
Ladies, if you’re looking for something to complete that dazzling summer outfit then the Timex Main Street watch is just the right piece for you! This beautiful dress watch is simple yet chic and it comes with 2 earth-tone leather straps that will leave your date saying “Oooh la la!”
If classy is your style, then the Timex Peyton watch will definitely bring out your charm! With a name that means royalty, the Peyton is a stunning piece crafted with an elegant textured dial paired with rose gold, gold and silver stainless steel bracelets or earth-toned genuine leather straps that’s sure to give your ensemble that extra glow.
Guys, if you want a look that’s always a killer for the ladies, go for the classics like the Heritage Waterbury, a handsome watch that’s perfect to pair with polo shirts and suits!

For those casual dates, the Southview and Fairfield watches are some of the trendiest choices fit for the men and women in the metro! While Southview watches are more modish with its polished leather straps and colored dials, the Fairfield watches give a rather playful feel with 2 different dial styles, and vibrant colors on its leather mesh bracelets, so there’s tons of designs for you to choose from!

For the tech-savvy go-getter, the Expedition Digital is definitely a worthy match as this high-tech timepiece sports several multi-functional features including a stopwatch, countdown timer and alarm function, and is available in black and green.

Find it easy to display your sense of style and reflect manly hint of adventure with Expedition Scout Chronograph! Aside from its multi-functional features and doubled water-resistance, this watch has the best-selling tough quality design, making it the excellent accessory to the tough guys on the move.

Extreme places call for extreme measures! So for the hardcore couple, Timex brings you the new Expedition Acadia in mid-size. Built lightweight with 50-m water-resistant, this watch is super comfortable, durable and sports a quick-and-easy-set date function along with a light-up watch dial, making you and your partner ready for adventure.

Set your dates and look your best with this year’s Spring Summer collection from Timex!

Date time with Sean McCann sporting a handsome Heritage Waterbury while Jodilly Pendre fashions a chic grey Peyton from Timex

Jodilly and Sean show off their favorite picks from Timex Expedition series

The Timex Fairfield is a great casual piece to wear this season!
Let your charm shine through with this black multi-functional Timex Expedition Scout watch with more upgrades!

Timex Peyton is definitely a gorgeous piece fit for a lady like Jodilly!

Play up your summer look with the Fairfield watch in rose gold color

Timex Main Street is a simple yet captivating timepiece for the fashionable city girl!

A polished and sophisticated watch like the Timex Peyton adds that touch of elegance to a lady’s look

A gold-tone Timex Fairfield Mesh watch with chronograph function is a trendy accessory for in and out-of-office days!

Go street-chic with the Southview multi-functional watches from Timex!

This Heritage Waterbury is available in different colored leather straps and stainless steel bracelet for that sleek metropolitan man!

The Digital Baseline Cat from Timex Expedition series has a contemporary design and multi-functional features perfect for the tech-savvy!

The ingenious craftsmanship done on this Expedition Scout Chronograph watch makes it a handsome find!

Timex Expedition Acadia is built for the born globetrotter with its outdoor design adventure-ready quirks!

Timex brand's commitment to technological innovation, leading-edge design and functionality has placed their styles at the forefront of the timekeeping industry for 162 years. Timex has ensured that innovative, stylish and robust products are easily accessible to virtually everyone. With Timex's strong heritage and renewed momentum, future prospects are unlimited. Timex is sold over 100 countries worldwide. Get your own iconic timepieces at top Timex stores located at SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 3, Mactan Marina Mall, Watch Republic branches and leading department stores nationwide.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The 411 with Make Your Own Havaianas 2017!

Havaianas, the world's favorite Brazilian flip-flop brand  has definitely outdone itself this year with its launch of MYOH!

It was a complete throwback experience last May 3 as I, media guests and flip-flop fans alike gathered at the Cable Car in Pasay Road, Makati City for the most massive flip-flop customization event in the country, Make Your Own Havaianas!

And this time, MYOH unravels a different inspiration from its usual scenic-themes and takes everyone for a spin back in time to the totally rad era of the '90s!

Everyone enjoyed the thrill in flip-flop customizing as this year’s cool new pieces include a commemorative pair that comes in a classic black sole with colorful pixels inspired by the 8-bit video games that was ‘the bomb’ during the '90s decade, and a new set of '90s-themed glow-in-the-dark pins ranging from throwback icons of a TV, cassette tape, boom box, and a video game icon! I'm sure everyone also digs the new special pins designed with lightning bolt, smiley, star, lips, and the letters M-Y-O-H too!

But what was even more awesome to look forward to here was that for the first time ever, Havaianas made use of the new 3D printing technology that can customize and print your pins with different initials!

Local celebrities and personalities even joined in all the excitement as they got to mix and match their own Havaianas pairs as well.

Don't worry if you’ve missed the fun there because MYOH is totally hanging around the all over the country on the following dates: May 12 to  14 at SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; May 18 to 21 at All Flip-Flops Bonifacio High Street, SM City Tarlac, and SM City Iloilo; May 25 to 28 at Alabang Town Center Activity Center, All Flip-Flops SM City Naga, and SM City Cabanatuan; June 1 to 4 at All Flip-Flops Robinsons Place Ermita and Sole Patrol Robinsons Calasiao; June 8 to 12 at All Flip-Flops TriNoma and Ayala Center Cebu; June 15 to 18 at All Flip-Flops SM Mall of Asia, SM Seaside City Cebu, and SM LanangPremier; June 22 to 25 at CommonThread Powerplant Mall, Rockwell; and June 29 to July 2 at All Flip-Flops SM Megamall, SM City Cagayan de Oro ,and Red Dot Robinsons Place Ilocos.

Time to let your inner-'90s kid step out at Make Your Own Havaianas 2017!

For more information, follow Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and @havaianasphils on Twitter and Instagram for updates on #MYOH2017. Plan your masterpiece ahead by mixing and matching different combos at

The 411 of MYOH this year -- throwback '90s! Love the glow-in-the-dark setup!

Who feels like dancing right now?! This MYOH assembly station looks totally slammin'!

Really glad to be part of this awesome event!

Havaianas Philippines managing directors Jon Syjuco and Anne Gonzalez with founding partner Freddy Gonzalez
Mother and son Maricel and Donny Pangilinan
Jenni and Aryanna Epperson
China and Gino Gonzalez
fashion designer and friend Rhett Eala

Summit Digital Group Editorial Director Myrza Sison
It Boy LA Aguinaldo
Miko Raval and Raphael Robes
Tola Orendain with boyfriend Greg Yang

Leila Alcasid

Frankie Pangilinan

Fashionista Sidney Yap
Megan Young and Saab Magalona
Team Havaianas Philippines: (Standing, L-R) Iya Cua, Hannah Olid, Manisha Khemlani, Joan Tupaz, Camille Oliveras and Cammille Ramos. (Seated, L-R) Henzel Gapay, Erika Baroro, Ace Oliquino and Anton Corda
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa

The ever-beautiful Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez

Wolfgang lead vocalist Basti Artadi and his wife Rissa
Kiana Valenciano
Kaila Estrada
Love this photo of the girls! (Standing, L-R) Kylie Verzosa, Ann Umali, Michelle Panemanglor and Ara Arida. (Seated, L-R) Joan Bitagcol, Jodilly Pendre, Lou Muñoz, Alaiza Malinao, Jasmine Maierhofer and Justine Gabionza

Calling all '90s kids! (L-R) Bruno Shigueo, Monique Teixeira, Iago Faria, Daniel Diniz and Paula Borges

Make your way to MYOH this year and get this cool commemorative pair inspired by the 8-bit pixels game of the '90s!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SuperStar Virgo bids bon voyage with a blast this May!

Summer is not yet over and SuperStar Virgo is not ready to say goodbye to the Philippines this May, as will still be in Manila for a whole month, ready to go out with a bang with super exciting promotions exclusive for May departures and amazing offers solely for your family and loved ones! 

End summer with a blast on a majestic ride onboard Superstar Virgo this May!

Cruise through the ever-attractive 6 Day/5 Night cruises departing from Manila, sailing to romantic Laoag, charming Kaohsiung, and the shopping Mecca that is Hong Kong and bring along your lolo or lola and avail of 70% off for Senior Citizens, exclusive for May 3, 8, and 23 departures. Promotion is exclusive for guests counted as 2nd person for 60 years old and above, as low as USD $305!

Experience state-of-the-art amenities, world-class cuisine, and wonderful service aboard Star Cruises’ flagship vessel and get to see it for yourself with two more friends, as the 3-To-Go promo gives you a chance to bring a 3rd person for FREE! For two paying passengers, get the 3rd person for free on departures for May 3, 8, and 13.

All these just to cap off your summer with your loved ones! Not to mention the existing promotion of 30% off running until May 20 on top of these exclusive offers, this is an affordable luxury that you just can’t miss!

You can go to any local travel agency to book these promos and don’t let summer pass without getting an amazing adventure onboard SuperStar Virgo in Manila!

For more inquiries about Star Cruises, call (02) 836 6080 or visit the Star Cruises official website at For media inquiries, you may contact Mr. Lynch Imbat of Star Cruises Marketing at (+639) 17-637-0794 or email him at You may also contact Star Cruises Marketing directly at (+632) 836-6000 loc 6179 or send your email at 

About Star Cruises 
Star Cruises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination with a fleet of six vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.

Star Cruises' commitment in offering best-in-class services and facilities is reflected in a host of recognitions and accolades received over the years. These include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette's "Travel Hall of Fame" for a ninth year in 2016 in recognition of winning "Best Cruise Operator in the Asia-Pacific" for 10 consecutive years. Star Cruises was also recently voted "Asia's Leading Cruise Line" at the World Travel Awards for a fifth year in a row in 2016.

About Superstar Virgo
The 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is equipped with 935 cabins, including sea-view cabins and balcony suites. Offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment choices, her facilities embrace Chinese, international and Japanese restaurants, an alfresco bar, foot reflexology salon and spa, gym, steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two-level theatre, duty-free shops, a 100-metre mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, karaoke room, children's activity centre and more. A calendar of themed entertainment constantly refreshes the onboard fun and excitement, ensuring every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.