Monday, May 11, 2015

Keeping Up with Hollywood on OK! TV

OK! TV on Cignal Colours Channel

OK! You got me! I am watching the newest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. This is the 11th episode of the 10th season where they're showing my most awaited Kardashian moment: Bruce Jenner's confession on becoming a woman. I've waited for 3 weeks for this! 

I just found out, however, that I don't need to wait for three weeks just to fill myself in with Hollywood gossips. While other showbiz-oriented shows takes a day to be aired here in the Philippines, it's nice to know that you can get the "freshest" (if that's how you want to call it) Hollywood news the fastest through OK! TV

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

hundred islands pangasinan

We are approaching the middle weeks of May which means, we are enjoying the last stretch of Summer 2015. Can you believe that I have never been to the beach this Summer yet? 

Moving on from that sad note, I am so glad to be on a spontaneous trip with fellow bloggers to visit a friend's hometown, Sison in Pangasinan. The only part of Pangasinan that I visited is Manaoag Church eventhough I heard beautiful stories about Bolinao and other not-so-popular tourist destinations in the province. 

I'm sure 100 Hundred Islands crossed your mind while reading this. We've been told about this attraction since we were in grade school but quite honestly, the place has not lived up to the hype made by elementary textbooks. My friends, who love to travel, have reminded me to not expect too much from this go-to place at the Lingayen Gulf. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Para Sa Hopeless Romantic"

Para sa Hopeless Romantic James Reid and Nadine Lustre

We were in a whole day food event in Marquee Mall in Pampanga about two years ago when my good friend Marcelo Santos handed me a copy of his book "Para Sa Hopeless Romantic". The book was all covered in an unassuming red layout with silhouettes of a man and a woman. It was its first cover. I was moved by his gesture but knowing my impatient, non-novel-reader self, I was not sure if I will get the chance to read it. 

Until today, I have to be honest that I wasn't able to finish the book. Marcelo understands why. He knows that I am just not into reading fiction. However, I got curious with the amount of attention the young ones are giving to him and his works. A lot of romantic writers are in the social sharing platform Wattpad but Marcelo must be doing something different to lead the way and accumulate this level of massive following. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Magic of Disney on Mobile

globe and walt disney lea salonga

Whichever decade from the 1950's to the present were you born, there is Disney. Don't you wish you have easy access to the magic through your mobile phones? 

Lea Salonga rendered a beautiful long version of the Mulan theme song "Reflection". This was after she sang "Go The Distance" from the animated film Hercules. It wasn't a theater show nor her concert. She was rightfully tapped by Globe to fill music to a magical night as the telecoms company announced a multi-year collaboration with Walt Disney. As expected, I was among those who became excited upon hearing the news!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Who To Follow On Instagram

10 best Instagrammers
Instagram photo by @thomascaja

In December 2014, 300 million monthly active internet users have been reported to be on Instagram. Though some numbers are debatable, Instagram ranked 4th and tied with Pinterest as the most visited social medium in the Philippines in early 2015, next to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. 

It's just me maybe or the kind of visual friends that I have, Instagram successfully became our favorite social site. Checking my phone usage for the last 30 days, Instagram has eaten up 37% of my phone's battery life. IG is followed by the Facebook Messenger app which I access 24% of the times. Facebook's 11% is not even half.