NAIA renovation update
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This was the scene at NAIA last week. Street level is boarded up

NAIA renovation

Busy at the other end

NAIA renovation

Much activity on the inside

NAIA renovation

And….aircons are not working. Iwatas everywhere.
So bring a fan in case this goes on until August like we heard.

NAIA renovation

I’m in Tokyo. More to come.

Tried and tested: Palmolive’s new body wash
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1987 was a good year for fashion—but a bad year for hair—as you can see in this vintage Palmolive TV commercial.

The TV commercial was such a hit, it launched the career of an 18-year-old Alice Dixson.
Twenty seven years later, Palmolive launches its new body wash starring globally popular actress Angel Locsin.

Angel Locsin

Angel is really lovely. I caught her talking to the press at a recent media event at The Spa Wellness.

Angel Locsin
Palmolive Naturals body wash

In 2007, I met her at a press junket in Hong Kong and really liked her, like we can be friends 🙂

Angel Locsin

After the Palmolive launch, we were all treated to a massage. Oh, the hazards of the job….

Me at The Spa
The Spa

I took home three of these and tried them all

Palmolive Naturals body wash
Palmolive Naturals body wash

Officially I am hooked—to the yellow one! It feels silky and smells so good.

Palmolive Naturals body wash

Prior to this, I had been using my favourite soap bar for decades.
Well, 2014 is a year for change, so I am open to good changes in my life.
This yellow Milk & Honey body wash smells like shea butter, which is one of my favourite scents. You can smell it on your skin after taking a bath.
I’m not one for strong scents, so I find this really refreshing, perfect for the summer. I really like it!

Palmolive Naturals body wash

Now watch this!
To know more about Palmolive Naturals, like them on Facebook.

Dreams do come true for BMW winner Bernabe Abando
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I’m one of those lucky people who win often at bingo games or raffle draws. I’ve won an electric car from Toy Kingdom, a set of Simpsons dolls from Burger King, and an HP Touchsmart computer among others—but I’ve never won anything like this!!
Last February-March 2014, Watsons and The SM Store Beauty Section invited customers to shop for a chance to win one of 50 iPad minis, iPhone 5s, Watsons gift cards, or a brand new BMW 116i in the grand draw.

Triple Treats A4_MALL

Well, dreams do come true for grand prize winner Bernabe Abando, who won a brand new BMW 116i in Watsons’ Triple Treats promo

Watsons winner of BMW1

Except the car turned out to be black, not red—but hey, who’s complaining?
Mr. Abando now holds to key to many hearts (and a brand new car!)—presented by Watsons Marketing Director Viki Encarnacion, Watsons Marketing Head Sharon Presbitero, and Watsons Marketing Assistant Hal Echave

Watsons winner of BMW

More pogi points for the lucky Mr. Abando

Watsons winner of BMW

and he’s not dreaming. It really did happen!

Watsons winner of BMW

It really pays to shop at Watsons. Watch out for their future promos!

Watsons winner of BMW

Couplings and uncouplings
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Kris and Herbert
When Kris Aquino announced she was dating former actor and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, I actually thought they made a cute couple and thought that maybe they would last “forever” like she said.


She looked really happy.

Kris dinner

A few days later my hairdresser told me that Kris had cut her hair. Then I found out Kris and Herbert had already broken up.


Tonight my nurse told me Kris’s peg for cutting her hair was Anne Hathaway.
Ooookay….I have no further comments, your Honor.

Anne Hathaway

Zsa Zsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao
I can’t remember who told me these two were dating, but whoever told me also said, “Buti pa si Zsa Zsa. Isang blind date lang may jowa na.” (“Lucky Zsa Zsa. She got a boyfriend after one blind date.”)
I know who Zsa Zsa is obviously. She came to fame in 1984 after singing that Nescafe jingle.

In 1989 she famously eloped with Dolphy, who was 36 years older and left Alma Moreno behind.
I remember it being the biggest scandal at the time.

Dolphy Alma Zsa Zsa

To her credit Zsa Zsa loved Dolphy till his last breath at the age of 83.
Two years later, Zsa Zsa is now partnered with architect Conrad Onglao, whom she met through a blind date arranged by Sharon Cuneta.
Writes Thelma San Juan: “Zsa Zsa and Conrad set their date through text messages. Zsa Zsa didn’t know who Conrad was, except that he is an architect. Conrad didn’t and still doesn’t know show biz. Both move in disparate worlds…Zsa Zsa didn’t know of Conrad’s credentials until they Googled each other before their blind date. Now, quite impressed with his achievements, she fondly calls him ‘my rock star.'”

Prior to their coupling, I also wouldn’t know what Conrad Onglao looks like. Here’s a photo of him grabbed from The FashPack.

Conrad Onglao

Okay, not bad for a talented, successful, older man. But this is reality.

Zsa Zsa and Conrad

That said, I’m happy for both of them even though I don’t know either of them. I do think they look good together.
Oh, and nice house 🙂

Zsa Zsa and Conrad

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Never since John Kennedy Jr. coupled with Carolyn Bessette in 1994 and married in 1996 has there been another couple that looks so perfect—individually and together. These pictures, taken before their tragic death in 1999, look as if they could’ve been taken yesterday. Their style is timeless.

Carolyn and John Kennedy

And now there’s George Clooney and Amal Alumuddin.
We all know George Clooney is perfect (even though he’s not my type).

George Clooney in Michael Clayton

After a failed marriage and dating the typical actresses, models and cocktail waitress, he’s finally proposed to a 36-year-old Lebanese lawyer whose work includes issues related to Syria, drones and Wikileaks.
To me, she looks so perfect.


Not only does she look perfect, she sounds perfect.
It’s a good thing George isn’t my type, otherwise sarap patayin.

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