Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thea Tolentino's Debut

She may still be considered a newbie in show business but Thea Tolentino has already proved her mark by starring in four soap operas, two of which she is lead and are top-rating. After winning Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break, she took lead role in the afternoon soap Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy. The viewers were still feeling her as an actress then. The response turned positive as she brought the remake of Anna Karenina and current afternoon drama series The Half Sisters to the number one spot on their own time slots. All of these she made even before she was 18.

thea tolentino 18th birthday, debut

Thea Louise is one of the down-to-earth actresses I've known in her generation. She just planned for a very simple and intimate 18th birthday party. But with the help of GMA Artist Center, the humble gathering turned into a grand soiree with Thea being dressed up by one of the country's most celebrated fashion designers, Francis Libiran. 

Here are some photos from that beautiful night.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Late night pancake party in IHOP- Mall of Asia

Ever wonder why our favorite pancake place is named IHOP? It's an abbreviation for International House of Pancakes but they don't mind if you think it's about "hopping with joy" after tasting their amazing selection of breakfast delights. 

ihop mall of asia

It took me three visits to IHOP before I decided to blog about them. This US-based restaurant first opened in Bonifacio Global City here in the Philippines and they also have a branch in Century Mall in Makati. However, the most memorable dining experience I have is at their store in Mall of Asia. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

One morning with Nice Day Coffee and a viral video

I am a coffee drinker but I hate slimming drinks. There is just something about the smell and the taste. The very reason why I drink coffee is because I find it delicious and I love its aroma. I heard of Nice Day Coffee before but I declined to purchase it because of the words "Slim" and "Cleanse" in its packaging. 

However, in one of those random grocery activities that me and my partner love to do, I found myself picking up three boxes of Nice Day Coffee. My partner was giving me a confused look when I was reading the box catalog of its three variants. 

Nice day coffee ellen adarna viral video
I am in the mood for reading back issues of my favorite magazine
Thanks Nice Day Coffee!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Surprises at the Cinemalaya Awards Night

What is Cinemalaya without surprises. Gay drama "Kasal" took Best Film from front-runners "The Janitor", "Hari Ng Tondo" and "Hustisya" for the Directors Showcase while "Bwaya", a film that has been receiving lukewarm reviews from critics, won Best Film for the New Breed category. These surprises, together with the controversy on the uploading of the full movie versions from the previous Cinemalaya entries, marked the awards night of the 10-day festival which culminated at the CCP tonight, August 10. 

Cinemalaya 2014 winners
Nora Aunor takes home the Best Actress award for her first Cinemalaya film "Hustisya"

The expected Best Actress award for Nora Aunor for her first Cinemalaya movie "Hustisya" was awarded though. Aunor faced no obvious competition in the category. Meanwhile, Dante Rivero held an upset against favorites Ricky Davao (Mariquina) and Buboy Villar (Children's Show) when he won Best Actor for New Breed for his movie "1st Ko Si 3rd". Cris Villonco's, on the other hand, won Best Supporting Actress at the Directors Showcase for "Hari Ng Tondo". Although Villonco is a reputable theater actress, her win also came as a surprise for what could have been a toss up between Mailes Kanapi (Hustisya) and LJ Reyes (The Janitor). 

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Winners Circle At The Tatt Awards 2K14

As hosts Bianca Gonzales and Drew Arellano put it, the Tatt Awards is the biggest gathering of your favorite social medial influencers. That might be too much billing in my case but with a grand awards night that Globe has pulled off earlier tonight at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, the Tatt Awards certainly is one of the most important nights for the bigwigs in social media and in the blogosphere. 

tatt awards 2K14 awards night photos
Vice Ganda and Baby Zion Gutierrez tied for Supreme Trendsetter of the Year Award. Zion's proud parents, Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez accepted the award.

The Lifestyle Hub is humbled for being nominated as Best Lifestyle Blog/ Microblog. The nomination came as a surprise three weeks ago and I was hoping that we can receive at least 100 votes during the public voting period. Gladly though and even if we campaigned a week behind the other nominees, we managed to get 2,012 votes to rank second in the category.