Is “One More Try” worth seeing?

Forget Sosy Problems.
Some people are saying One More Try is worth seeing in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, and I quote:

While the trailer looks typically Star Cinema—with the annoying voice-over and giving away of the entire plot (not to mention Carmina Villaroel’s acting, where she appears to be joking)—I’m just relieved they opted out of using bad wigs in the flashback scenes.

But as Interaksyon pointed out, it just seems to be a Filipino version (copycat?) of 2007’s In Love We Trust.
Your thoughts?

TRESemmé and fashion’s finest in Thanksgiving dinner

TRESemmé, the authority in salon-quality hair care, celebrated Philippine fashion with a thanksgiving dinner at the Grand Showroom of SMDC.
The venue was transformed into a dramatic black haven of calla lilies, stargazers and white roses, and white and silver table settings with ghost chairs.

TRESemme event

Unilever Philippines Head of PR Personal Care Apples Aberin welcomed guests with TRESemmé Brand Manager Ann Esteves who introduced the TRESemmé Style Team of Kelly Misa, Liz Uy, Raymond Gutierrez, Tinette Puyat, Victor Ortega and Jing Monis.

Luke Jickain and Apples Aberin
Luke Jickain and Apples Aberin

Liz Uy
Liz Uy

Carlos Fernandez and Kelly Misa-Fernandez
Carlos Fernandez and Kelly Misa-Fernandez

Highlighting the brand’s partnership with the biggest fashion shows this year, designers Cary Santiago, Francis Libiran, JC Buendia and Jun Escario showcased five of their latest creations, complemented by various hair styles co-created by the TRESemmé team.

Jessica Yang in Francis Libiran
Jessica Yang in Francis Libiran

TRESemme event

Guests enjoyed a four-course dinner by Margarita Forés and her team, while Robby Mananquil entertained the crowd.

Robby Mananquil

Also spotted at the event were celebrity makeup artist Jigs Mayuga

Jigs Mayuga

Mike Concepcion

Michael Concepcion

Nix Alañon

Nix Alañon

Paolo Villavicencio and Ileana Garcia

Paolo Villavicencio and Ileana Garcia

Nicole Andersson and Sean Go

Nicole Andersson and Sean Go

Robbie Carmona, TRESemmé Brand Manager Ann Esteves and Rajo Laurel

Robbie Carmona, TRESemme Brand Manager Ann Esteves and Rajo Laurel

Ignacio Tambunting, Sam Nepomuceno, Mia Borromeo and Joey Puyat

Ignacio Tambunting, Sam Nepomuceno, Mia Borromeo and Joey Puyat

Poliform launches showroom in Makati

Poliform, one of the leading brands in Italian furniture, recently launched its 500 sqm. showroom in Bel-Air, Makati.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was led by guests of honor, former President Joseph Estrada, His Excellency Italian Ambassador Luca Fornari with his wife, Madame Silvana Novelli Fornari.

Italian Ambassador Luca Fornari, Perry Lim, Madame Silvana Fornari, Timothy Tan, Gec Chia, President Joseph Estrada, Jacques Ian Lee, Anna Go Chia

The launch was graced by Architect Ed Calma, Architect Arlen de Guzman, Architect Manny Miñana, Interior Designer Stephanie Siy, Tektite’s Gerardo Lanuza, Ortigas & Co.’s Ignacio Ortigas, Cinderella’s Richie Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Paolo and Ria Prieto, Mr. Rodolfo V. Feliciano and many others.

Poliform President Mr. Alberto Spinelli and his nephew, Mr. Marco Spinelli

Gec Chia, Timothy Tan, Architect Ed Calma, President Joseph Estrada, Jacques Ian Lee

Gec Chia and Stephanie Siy

Gec Chia, Marco Spinelli, Alberto Spinelli, Timothy Tan, Perry Lim and Jacques Ian Lee

Dr. Gerard Henson DJ’ed while guests enjoyed overflowing Manny O. Wines, dalandan and lychee bellinis, Chef Jill Sandique’s freshly baked desserts, along with Margarita Fores’s truffle pasta, pasta arburro, beef carving, parma ham, plus a wide array of Italian cheeses, Villa del Conte chocolate, and Cebu lechon flown in specially for the event.


The flagship showroom carries the complete range of high-quality sofas, wall systems, coffee tables, dining tables, dining chairs, sideboards, wardrobes, and walk in closets Poliform is known for, as well as the Varenna kitchen range which are a showpiece in itself.

(Showroom photos: Tammy David)

Poliform is now open at 219 Nicanor Garcia St. Bel Air 2, Makati City.
For inquiries contact Gec Chia at
or Anna Go Chia (0920) 923-2320.

Gift Guide #13: Bobbi Brown holiday collection

Ever since I became a fan of Bobbi Brown (cosmetics, not the singer), I’ve looked forward to her Christmas gift sets, particularly the elusive $1,000 Bobbi Brown trunk I can only drool and dream about.
Not to worry: Bobbi Brown offers a more afforable lineup of gift sets sure to be appreciated by your best friend, sister, boss, mom, or even yourself!

Bellini Lip and Eye Palette (Php 4,500)
Ten eye shadows plus a quartet of high-shine lip glosses, with mini brushes in a mirrored compact.

Powder Pearl Eye Trio (PHP 2,700)
Loose-powder eye shadow formulas conveniently packaged in small vials with sponge brush applicator for easy, on-the-go application.

Rich Caviar Eye Shadow Palette (PHP 3,200)
Has six mix-and-match shades that will take your eyes from day to night, with mini Dual Ended-Eye Shadow/Eyeliner Brush.

Black Pearl Eye Shadow Palette (PHP 3,200)
Create dramatically smokey looks through six velvety-rich shades with mesmerizing shimmer.
Includes a Mini Dual-Ended Shadow/Liner Brush for precise application.

Caviar & Oyster Palette (PHP 4,500)
A beautifully edited palette of eight shadows in shimmering pink, rich caviar and pearlescent silver.

Caviar & Oyster Travel Brush Set (Php 7,000)
One of my favorite things. Includes eight of Bobbi’s “must have” brushes in a gorgeous faux-leather zip-around case with pink satin interior.

Caviar & Oyster Mini Brush Set (PHP 3,900)
A purse-friendly kit with five of Bobbi’s must have” brushes in a gorgeous little package.

Caviar & Oyster Deluxe Travel Kit (Php 7,500)
A luxurious beauty kit with several compartments to organize beauty essentials, tools and skincare.

Look for them at Bobbi Brown counters in Rustan’s Makati (812-2507), Rustan’s Shangri-La (633-4636 loc 114) and Rockwell Essenses (822-9400).

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