Smart opens pre-registration for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
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Smart Communications has opened its pre-registration site for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Be among the first to experience the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge when they hit the Philippines by signing up at


Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are enhanced with multi-tasking and camera features, an expandable memory of up to 200GB, larger battery, and IP68 water and dust resistant certification—all housed in an elegant body of glass and metal finish.
Samsung’s latest smartphones are also compatible with the Samsung Gear VR, which I will soon tell you more about.
By slipping the Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge in the Gear VR lens, you can transport yourself in 3D and CG animated worlds, as well as 180 or 360-degree live action scenes—offering an immersive and interactive viewing and gaming experience.
To know more about Smart’s offers for the Samsung Gear VR, register at

Samsung Gear VR

Winners: Kikay giveaway
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Hello! I’m back!! And thank you for your well wishes!
I dread going to Singapore because I blame some of my significant weight gain to that city.
For me, it’s the food capital of the world. I just want to eat everything.
Miraculously, this is the first time I didn’t gain any weight, and I attribute that to Kilo Off, which I started taking.

Kilo Off

I’ll be totally honest and tell you I didn’t read all the fine print that comes with the box, but here’s how it affects me: it makes food taste weird. It does something to my taste buds. For example my favorite chicken rice wasn’t so good, so I ended up eating less and ordering less. Even Coke doesn’t taste the same.
I didn’t lose weight, but I also didn’t gain. That’s huge, considering I went to Singapore.

Kilo Off is available at Watsons. I do suggest you read the fine print if you want to try.
Meanwhile, I received more than 2,300 valid entries to the latest giveaway and the four winners chosen via are:

Mariella Muncal of Cavite City
Doris Cua of Quezon City
Bernice Angela Reyes of Quezon City
Archie Agahan of Marikina

I will email all winners, so please check your Inbox. Each winner will get a bag like this with all these prizes


In case of no response, I’ll just pick another winner.
Till the next giveaway. Thanks for joining!

Join my kikay giveaway!
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I’m off to Singapore this week, so I’ll leave you with a giveaway because I might not have time to update my blog while I’m there. Four days only to eat and shop with my boys.
I’ve prepared four gift bags which I’ll ship to four winners in the Philippines.


Thank you Kilo Off for donating the eco-bags!
Here’s what’s inside:


Kilo Off is a weight loss kit, including capsules, a powder drink and two liquid drinks.
Kilo Off is made in France and has 12 active ingredients to help you burn fat, drain water and toxins, flatten your stomach and reduce cravings.
I also love the pink journal to take note of your food intake and exercise, if any.


The powder drink should be taken before breakfast or exercise. It was designed for individuals who are always on the go. The capsule has a 24-hour fat-burning effect. You can take one to two capsules before meals (maximum of four tablets a day). The liquid drinks have a specific function. The purple one burns fat and drains water while the orange liquid has fiber that aids in digestion.
According to a efficacy study conducted in France, 96% of women lost weight up to 15 lbs. maximum loss over a 20-day period.
Kilo Off is Watsons Hong Kong’s back-to-back Slimming Product of the Year.


Helix-D eye serum is from SM’s new Fast Beauty concept—because beauty can’t wait.
Helix-D has powerful ingredients that help rejuvenate the eye area from the first application. It promises brighter eyes in weeks.
Helix-D is highly recommended by my beauty guru, Rhoda, and is available at The SM Store.


Thanks to Cat Ilacad for donating gift certificates to Posh Nails! Enjoy their Detox pedicure at any Posh Nails branch.


Thanks also to my neighbor, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo of Happy Skin, who sent lip kits and blush.
We love their packaging!


Happy Skin has been in the market for only two years but it’s already one of the best-selling mid-range brands in the market. Each winner will get a random set of makeup. Just look at what’s inside


I’ve also included a wonderful book I found at National Book Store: Coco Chanel, The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess.
I have a small collection of Chanel books, but this one stands out because of the cute drawings interspersed with quotes from Coco Chanel. The book is a must-have for any Chanel fan.

Coco Chanel by Margaret Hess

Mechanics/How to join:
1) You must have a Philippine address.
2) Contest runs from Feb. 23-28, 2016.
3) Four winners will be selected electronically by Winners will be informed via email or text, and I’ll ship the prizes to the winners.
4) Please join only once. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
5) To join, answer a few questions HERE.

Isla Sugbu Seafood City brings “sutukil” concept back in style
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What’s sutukil?
To me it sounds like “shoot to kill.”
Sutukil is apparently a restaurant concept popular in Cebu—an abbreviation for sugba (to grill), tuwa (to stew), and kilaw (to cook in vinegar)—all traditional seafood cooking methods loved by Cebuanos.
Sutukil restaurants are normally roadside eateries.

Through the years, however, people lost interest in these restaurants. One of the reasons was overpricing. The pricing was vague and customers were sometimes shocked to see the final amount on their bill.
Another reason was the coming of modern fastfood concepts to Cebu. Younger people preferred these restaurants, where food was cheaper and satisfying.
Other diners found sutukil food too simple. Why pay for food that you can eat at home?

Isla Sugbu Seafood City at Grandcon, Cebu City hopes to offer a dining experience that’s a notch higher than what people are normally used to.
“People in Cebu love seafood. Visitors also like to go to seafood restaurants,” said Winglip Chang, president at 101 Restaurant City Inc., which owns Isla Sugbu Seafood City.


The restaurant, located in the company-owned complex, which also houses other eating establishments called Grandcon, features an open kitchen and a modern market-type concept where customers can choose the seafood and ask the staff to cook it according to their specifications.
Among their specialties: shrimps from Cebu, curacha or red frog crab from Zamboanga, crabs from Samar, diwal or angel wings from Roxas City, mantis shrimp from Leyte, and grouper from Cebu.

Diwal from Roxas City

If you’re allergic to seafood, the restaurant also offers other dishes like skewered pork and inihaw na liempo.
The seafood is fresh and cooked in a way that the natural flavors are preserved instead of smothering them with thick sauces.


For its grand launch, Isla Sugbu Seafood City hosted a cook-off between celebrities Jericho Rosales and Mylene Dizon.
First, Jericho and Mylene choose their ingredients from the restaurant’s “market”


Each worked with a chef and a team of cooking staff to prepare food for 150 people. Each team had to prepare three dishes, one grilled, the other a stew and the third one a ceviche.


Then guests were asked to vote which team’s cooking they liked better and Mylene won the cook-off.


Isa Sugbu Seafood City offers sutukil packages worth Php 1,600, good for four people. Each package includes steamed rice, an appetizer, and a dish of the day.
Package A includes Fish Sugba, Shrimp Tinuwa and Fish Kinilaw.
Package B: Squid Sugba, Shrimp Tinuwa and Fish Kinilaw.
Package C: Fish Sugba, Fish Tinuwa and Shrimp Kinilaw
Package D: Squid Sugba, Fish Tinuwa and Shrimp Kinilaw.

Isla Sugbu Seafood City is located at The Grand Convention Center of Cebu, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City.
For reservations, call +63 32 260 8000.
To know more, like Grandcon on Facebook or follow them @TheGrandCon on Twitter and Instagram.

Anya Hindmarch sticker shop at Adora
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I’m a sucker for personalization because there’s no mistaking what’s yours is yours. For example, my Goyard tote from Paris.

Chuvaness x Goyard

Since I rarely go to Paris, I had to ask my friends Penny to order it, and Jappy to pick it up months later.
Now I don’t have to. British accessory designer Anya Hindmarch has created a range of stickers in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion.
The collection of luxurious embossed leather stickers can be used to personalize anything from your handbag to your purse, phone, luggage, laptop, etc.

Anya Hindmarch sticker shop
Anya Hindmarch sticker shop

Now the stickers are available at Adora, Greenbelt 5, which I visited last week.

Anya Hindmarch sticker shop at Adora
Anya Hindmarch sticker shop at Adora
Anya Hindmarch sticker shop at Adora
Anya Hindmarch sticker shop at Adora

Choose well. Because once you stick them on they are kind of permanent. Stickers start at Php 2950 for the small letters.
I’m so boring though. This is what I’d do. 🙂

Anya Hindmarch sticker shop

Adora also stocks a range of Anya Hindmarch bags and accessories.
To see the full range of stickers, visit Adora at Greenbelt 5 or go to