8 Unique Finds at The Craft Central Physical Store!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Are you one of those people who finds joy in visiting craft stores for no reason? (I'm so guilty of these lol) I can remember back in high school when I'll make it a point to drop by papemelroti just to check if they have new stocks of memo pads and what nots.

Lately, lots of instagram craft stores have been established and we had constant access to the most beautiful washi tapes and stationaries. Now, one of them steps up their game as they open their first ever boutique shop: The Craft Central.

After two years in the making, they've finally opened their doors to arts and crafts enthusiasts in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Lucky enough to be granted access during The Craft Central's exclusive PR launch, I've rounded up 8 unique finds to look forward at The Craft Central store:

PICC at 40: A National Gem Shines Brighter

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia’s first international convention center, turned 40 last September 5 with a grand celebration at its Reception Hall.

Four decades after its formal inauguration on September 5, 1976, the PICC has stood the test of time to establish itself as one of the premier event venues in Southeast Asia. Witnessing the greatest moments of the past generations and hosting the most important events in Philippine history, the PICC has become more than just a national landmark, but a shining gem for arts, culture, history and entertainment.

Its biggest events include the 1976 IMF-World Bank Meeting, the 3rd Informal Summit of the ASEAN (1999), the 112th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (2005), the 40th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Post Ministerial Conference and ASEAN Regional Forum (2007), 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (2012), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Meetings in 1996 and 2015. 

Gatorade Run is Back on its 2nd Year!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run

This time, it will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K. 

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. 

Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners. 

Gatorade Run - 2016 - Coach Rio - SM Mall of Asia -2
RunRio head Rio Dela Cruz (L) and Gatorade Marketing Manager Tony Atayde (R)

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration. Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said, “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run. We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.” 

Many surprises were unveiled during the Gatorade Run media launch held at F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. First, a different race map with Gil Puyat Ave. serving as the main road for the 22K run and the CCP Complex serving as the main area for the 11K run. Another thing is that 22K finishers will get a medal each alongside the finisher shirts as per request by the runners. 

Gatorade Run - 2016 - Coach Rio - SM Mall of Asia -1
Plain Singlet (L), Plain Finisher's Shirt (R)
Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 already started last September 12! Log on to runrio.com for updates and to register.

Note: I just registered myself on the 11KM Run. Papaano? #TimeToGetOnTrackAgain

Starbucks Teavana is Now in PH!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Just last week, I got the most amazing news (probably for the year) because Starbucks Coffee Company has brought the Starbucks Teavana Full Leaf Tea sachets and Handcrafted Beverages in Asia (PH included)!

Being a borderline coffee and tea addict, I definitely didn't missed out on the big leap Starbucks took.
There are times when I will choose tea over coffee when I want to feel more relaxed and zen. So just imagine my joy when I got firsthand news that Sbux will be offering different tea products. <3

Greenwich Pizza #UltimateBandkada Search Season 2 Finals

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The moment I stepped in Valkyrie last Saturday night, the feeling of the first and last time I joined a battle of the bands competition sinked in. It's nerve-wracking but at the same time super exciting! <3

I feel the thrill of every supporter who went to Valkyrie to show support to the eight finalists of the Greenwich #UltimateBandkada competition. Each band were given the opportunity to show off what they've learned the past weeks by performing their spins on this year’s Greenwich song that has to be a mash-up of at least two different music genres: rock, pop, hiphop, edm, or regae.

Papa John's Pizza: Store Openings + New Products!

Monday, September 12, 2016

It's been the longest time when I took myself out on a Friday night. Working in the city denotes surviving carmageddon on the way back to the south (where I live).