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Jollibee holds special movie screening of Ice Age: Collision Course to launch the Jolly Kiddie Meal Arctic Buddies!

 Jollibee has a new surprise for Filipino kids as it launches its Jolly Kiddie Meal “Arctic Buddies” toys inspired by the loveable characters of the 3D animated comedy film Ice Age, now appearing on its fifth sequel Ice AgeCollision Course.

In line with the new Jolly Kiddie Meal offering, Jollibee hosted last July 10 a special block screening of this new chapter in the blockbuster Ice Age franchise at Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex exclusively for media friends and their kids.

Radio DJ Tracy Abad hosted a simple program featuring fun games for the kiddie moviegoers, who won and took home exciting prizes such as the Jollibee Magic Tumblers and a complete set of the collectible Arctic Buddies toy line.

Ice Age Character Standees

Ahead of the movie screening, Jollibee introduced Scrat Chat, a mobile game that allows users to use SnapChat and swap faces with their favorite character from Ice Age: Collision Course. Kids can tag @Jollibee for Facebook and Twitter, and @bestfriendjollibee in Instagram when they post the photos online.

Each of the Artic Buddies toys can spark children’s imagination through interactive play as kids create their own stories while playing. Aside from having movable parts, the toys have special features to support learning while kids are at play.

The four collectibles are: Sid Slide N’ Write with a cool pen to write notes with its perfect buddy, Manny Arctic Memo Pads which has an Ice Age note pad. For pencils that need sharpening, be sure to use the Scrat Rocket Sharpener. And finally, kids can get a stamp of approval for good work with the Buck Stomping Stamper.

All collectibles are included in every Jolly Kiddie Meal, packed inside beautifully designed Jolly Joy Box, featuring Jollibee’s iconic mascot. Inside each Jolly Joy Box are surprisingly fun activities that kids can play with friends including a board game, a word puzzle, and a game of spot-the-difference. The Jolly Joy Box can also store the Arctic Buddies toys when not in use.

Hurry up as these collectibles are available from July 6-Aug 31 only! And don’t forget to catch the much-awaited Ice age Collision Course movie, still in cinemas on its 3rd week. 

Iya Villania Only Trusts the Expert

Loratadine Claritin World’s Number One Anti-Allergy

Claritin Allergy 101

Allergies exist in different forms. Sometimes, you may find yourself sneezing uncontrollably, or experience a runny nose paired with watery eyes. Allergy attacks might vary, but one thing’s for sure: it impairs your senses and hinders you from living your life to the fullest.

 Allergy symptoms might be common among many people, so common that there exists a lot of misconceptions about allergies. Some of these myths include that if you ignore the allergy attacks, it will eventually go away. Sometimes, people even go as far as exposing themselves to allergens in the hope that they will become immune to it. There are also those who think that overtime, they will eventually outgrow their allergy and be “healed” completely.

All of these notions are wrong. In fact, when it comes to allergies, you should only trust the expert to treat and get rid of common allergy symptoms. Take Claritin.

Claritin, the world’s number one anti-allergy medicine 1, continues its plight in fighting common allergies so that you can enjoy life’s adventures both indoors and outdoors. There are many anti-allergy brands that are present in the market right now. What makes Claritin the best choice is its heritage and track record for the past 25 years that gives the brand an edge and a deeper understanding of the allergy sufferer. Simply put, no one knows how to treat allergies better than Claritin.

“We want to be able to make others work and play hard, without the interruption of their allergy attacks. With its proven efficacy and guaranteed reliability, Claritin is truly the number one anti-allergy brand in the world,” says Emmanuel Cruz, Brand Manager.

Besides being the number one non-drowsy over the counter antihistamine and the number one allergy brand in the world, Claritin also continues to be the pioneer in anti-allergy through its recent launch of the new orally-disintegrating format in Claritin Reditabs.

Celebrity host and TV personality Iya Villania-Arellano who is the prime example of a person who lives life to the fullest, has been experiencing symptoms of allergies for a long time and she only trusts the expert, Claritin. In fact, Iya first used Claritin as a young girl in Australia and the brand has always been her go-to medicine when it comes to allergies. Now that she is back in the Philippines, recently married and starting her own family, Iya still continues to trust Claritin.

Iya shares, “I’m always around different things that are dusty and feathery. At home, my husband owns a pet cat that I’m super allergic to! I love pets but I just can’t be around them for a long time, or else I’ll end up sneezing my way through the day. When this happens, I only trust the expert and take Claritin, the world’s number one allergy medicine.”

This is the same hope that Claritin has for those who suffer from allergies everyday – to be always ready and able to fulfill your many roles at home and at work so you can live life to the fullest, just like Iya. Claritin is the brand that knows how to treat allergies better. Trust only the world’s expert in allergy relief, trust only Claritin.

Kenwood successful in the Red Dot Award 2015: MultiOne awarded for high design quality

Kenwood MultiOne won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With this kitchen machine, Kenwood proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. But only the designs that won over the jury with their quality and innovative power were given an award. Kenwood MultiOne succeeded in convincing the jury members, deservedly winning the sought-after Red Dot seal of quality.

The Kenwood MultiOne has been designed to present the baking appeal of a mixer and the daily task of food processing in an integrated format. Practicalities have been carefully considered throughout the design. All attachments including the primary food processor, juicer and blender are located on the central hub outlet for ease and simplicity. Easy access to the mixing bowl for adding ingredients has been achieved through the head lift design. A contemporary and clean aesthetic reinforces the attractiveness of this all-in-one appliance.

Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as the award for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design.

Jamie Weaden, Industrial Design Team Leader at Kenwood comments: “Our products achieve both a rational consumer pull as well as an emotional one. MultiOne has been designed with both user convenience and functionality front of mind. We believe a progressive aesthetic paired with investment in the key touch points, both in terms of time and cost, will be critical in driving desire and delivering delight in ownership for many years to come.”

Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”

The internationally respected product competition will culminate in the Red Dot Gala in Essen on 29 June 2015. The glamorous award ceremony with more than 1,200 guests will be hosted by Professor Dr Peter Zec in Essen’s Aalto-Theater. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the winners celebrate into the early hours in the midst of award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The winning products are then presented for four weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” before being included in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

With roughly 2,000 exhibits over 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. The successful entries in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 in an impressive special exhibition in the midst of the historical industrial architecture of the Zollverein World Heritage site. In “Design on Stage”, visitors will experience the current top achievements up close and personal, because this hands-on exhibition expressly encourages visitors to touch and try out the exhibits. In this way, fans of design can find out about the trends in international product design and see for themselves the good quality of the MultiOne kitchen machines.

About Kenwood

– Since the 1950s, Kenwood has been famous the world over for innovation, quality and great design, with many of its products, in particular the Kenwood Chef kitchen machine, surviving as much-loved kitchen heirlooms for the next generation

– As well as the iconic Kenwood Chef, the company now produces a comprehensive range of kitchen appliances from food processors to hand blenders, and kettles to breadmakers — everything you need to make your life easier in the kitchen

– Looking to the future, Kenwood’s aim is to carry on serving the needs of people’s changing lifestyles — setting the standard for affordable, high quality innovation for millions of customers all over the world

About the Red Dot Award:

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

The Red Dot Award was created by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and with around 17,000 entries each year is one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. In 2015, it is celebrating its 60th anniversary: It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The sought-after award, the “Red Dot”, is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.

Award-winning designers, manufacturers and agencies use the Red Dot winner label and receive numerous other winners’ privileges, such as the presentation of the award-winning product on Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21. Additionally, the winning products are communicated in the international PR activities of Red Dot and exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for a whole year.


Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight and former NBA player DeCovan “Dee” Brown will tip off NBA FIT Week in the Philippines by training elite Filipino athletes and coaches at this year’s Gatorade NBA Training Center, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade announced today.  The 2016 Gatorade NBA Training Center will be held at the Gatorade Hoops Center at Mandaluyong City on July 19.

Returning for the third consecutive year, the Gatorade NBA Training Center will gather experts in basketball, fitness and conditioning, and nutrition to share best practices and learnings with elite local athletes and coaches.  NBA FIT Week, which begins July 19 in the Philippines, will highlight the importance of healthy, active lifestyles through three pillars: be active, eat healthy, and play together.  Additional NBA FIT Week activities include an interactive fan event featuring Globe Telecom’s sports ambassadors at the BGC Amphitheater on July 20, a full-day health and wellness event sponsored by the NBA Store, and an NBA Cares clinic for 13-year-old boys and girls from Special Olympics Philippines at TriNoma Activity Center on July 21.

“Being a great player is the product of maintaining good workout, eating and sleeping habits,” said Knight.  “I’m looking forward to participating in NBA FIT Week and teaching talented young players in the Philippines the importance of fitness and nutrition both on and off the court.”

“I’m excited to visit the Philippines for the first time and experience the passion that Filipino fans have for basketball,” said Brown.  “Having had the opportunity to work in the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League, I look forward to sharing my coaching knowledge and providing valuable insights on fitness and conditioning to help athletes and coaches elevate their games to the next level.”

Brandon Knight

No. 11/3 – Phoenix Suns

Position: Point Guard

Height: 6’3” (1.9 m)

Weight: 189 lbs (85 kg)

Twitter: @Goodknight11

Facebook: Brandon Knight

Career Highlights

 Selected 8th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft

 Acquired by the Phoenix Suns along with Kendall Marshall in a three-team trade involving the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers

 Participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during the 2012 and 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend

 Became the first NBA rookie since Steve Francis to record 20+ points, 10+ assists and no turnovers at Detroitagainst the Sacramento Kings (23 pts/10 asts)

 Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2012Personal

 Born Brandon Emmanuel Knight on December 2, 1991 in Miami, Florida

 Son of Efrem and Tonya Knight

 Maintained a 4.3 grade-point average (GPA) at Pine Crest High School

 Selected as the 2009-10 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and the 2008-09 Gatorade National BoysBasketball High School Player of the Year

The Gatorade NBA Training Center on July 19 will feature both Knight and Brown running a basketball clinic for Filipino college basketball players and Brown sharing his coaching philosophies with professional and collegiate coaches in an exclusive coaches session.

Knight, a 6’3” guard from the University of Kentucky, was selected eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Knight spent 2013-15 with the Milwaukee Bucks before joining the Phoenix Suns midway through the 2015 season and averaged 19.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Suns last season.

Dee Brown

No. 7 – Boston Celtics/Toronto Raptors/Orlando Magic

Position: Point Guard and Shooting Guard

Height: 6’1” (1.85 m)

Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)

Career Highlights

 Selected 19th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1990 NBA Draft

 Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1991

 Won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during the 1991 All-Star Weekend

 Led the NBA with 135 three-pointers made in 1998-99 as a member of the Toronto Raptors

 Served as director of player development for the Orlando Magic in 2002

 Served as head coach in the WNBA for the Orlando Miracle (2002) and the San Antonio Silver Stars (2004)

 Served as head coach in the NBA D-League for the Springfield Armor from 2009-2011

 Served as assistant head coach and director of player development for the Detroit Pistons (2011-2013),Sacramento Kings (2013-2015), and Denver Nuggets (2015-2016)

 Currently a pro personnel scout for the L.A. Clippers Personal

 Born DeCovan Kadell Brown on November 29, 1968 in Jacksonville, Florida

 Son of DeCovan and Charlene Brown; married to Tammy Brown and father to four children (daughters Alexis,Alyssa, Alanni and son Anakin)

 Member of the Jacksonville University Hall of Fame

 Involved in charity organizations throughout Central Florida

 Won a one-year contract as a studio analyst for ESPN through the now-defunct reality show “Dream Job”

 Started a basketball training company called EDGE (Elite Development Growth Environment) Basketball, LLC

Brown played for the Boston Celtics (1990-98), Toronto Raptors (1998-00) and Orlando Magic (2000-02) during his 12-year NBA career and won the Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star 1991.  Following his retirement as a player, Brown served as head coach of the WNBA’s Orlando Miracle (2002) and San Antonio Silver Stars (2004) prior to joining the NBA D-League’s Springfield Armor as head coach (2009-11).  Brown most recently served as an assistant coach for the Pistons (2011-13) and Sacramento Kings (2013-15).

Follow Gatorade on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gatoradeph to learn more about the Gatorade NBA Training Center Philippines.  For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Gatorade

Gatorade is a sports drink brand formulated to increase endurance, sustain energy and provide hydration.  Backed up by 40 years of science and research, it is a winning formula guaranteed to improve performance, break physical limits and make winners out of many athletes.  The Gatorade Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of sports-themed beverage and food products, built around its signature line of sports drinks. Gatorade is currently manufactured by PepsiCo and distributed in over 80 countries.

Enjoy unlimited access to iflix with Citi credit cards

Watch thousands of TV shows, movies and more wherever, whenever! As part of its #LovetoClick promotion, Citi is teaming up with iflix to offer cardholders unlimited access for three whole months on Southeast Asia’s leading internet TV service.

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Now you can invite your family or friends for an exciting entertainment marathon with a vast selection of first-run exclusives, award-winning movies and shows, plus the best in local and regional programs on iflix. You can also catch up on your favorite TV shows, cartoons, comedies or dramas on the go with iflix’s “download/watch offline” feature, or stream from your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.


To access this very special promotion, first-time users need to create an account through www.iflix.com to receive three-months of unlimited access along with a one-month free trial, courtesy of Citi.


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The Road Runner ShopBack Wishlist

There are times when you won’t care about the glass slipper falling, or worse, breaking; all you need is to run away with THE granting fairy godmother.

And if I could only have Robin Williams alive again in my pocket as a genie, I won’t care if he would only grant me three times – and I will just bat my eyes if he tells me it exclude love. It’s all planned out, I will use my third wish to ask for another set of three wishes. That is real smart, I should have a trophy, and besides, you’ll throw pag-ibig out of the window without sinaing on the table.


It’s so nice to daydream, and if I pretend that I had a fairy godmother like Cindy on Shopback, or if they hired Aladdin’s blue friend in there and would grant me a wish worth ten grand, I would only wish two things for our road show – a vacuum and a dashcam.

It’s dashing with an eye

One of the perks of being a freelance mom, aside from reading bed times stories even when it’s not yet night time, (Hello, Grimm brothers!) is the road trips that comes in visiting construction sites for inspection, before concrete pouring, or to inspect a failing structural member and the whatnots (My mind’s floating in fantasy land while solving construction numbers – best of both worlds if I may say so). Road trips have never been this fun— traveling with the kids!

But usually in life, the good always comes with the bad. And in this particular case, we, to be on the road means longer time to pack my runners bag, frequent drive-thru and more gas station stop-overs for loo, stretching of dead legs or because I forgot to bring either the diaper or the wet wipes- it happened. You think it’s bad enough? Yes, until I need to hit the break for traffic – either because of the bad traffic scheme, the bad weather or the bad man-in-uniform preying on the roads of Pasay!

Vicovation Vico-Marcus 4 4MP Camcorder / Dashboard Camera   Php8,700.00

dashcam #gerifiedph

  • Dashboard Camera
  • Sensor: 4 Mega Pixel CMOS
  • Lens: F/2.0, 6G Mega Pixel Lens
  • View Angle: 160 degree
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1080
  • LCD Display: 2.0
  • G-Sensor: 3 Axis G-Sensor built-in
  • Micro SDXC/SDHC up to 32GB
  • Power: Input: 12V~24V, Output: 5V/1A

There’s my side, there’s your side and then, there’s the truth. And on road trips, the dashboard camera is the truth. It saved many drivers from pickpockets accusing you of something nonexistent and hooligans who will run into you and will ask for money (watched some videos circulating on social networking sites!) instead of bringing the matter to the police and a detour to the hospital with the bill on your hand.

And I heard that LTO will soon require vehicles to add dashboard cameras before approval and renewal.

Slick and functional. This dashcam would not only be our eyes on the road, it would be an eye catcher, too!

My yielding to everything that crumbles

I have nothing against drive thru, it saves us time and could keep a fuzzy toddler occupied for a while. Food chains with drive thru actually make me feel like a child again. Grinning from ear to ear while looking at a box (speaker), talking about food (order), and then, slowly moving forward to that waiving person in uniform with a paper bag to receive an award: instant meals. All’s good, just – extra ketchup, less ice, request for straw, add tissue, and when we’re up early, caffeine and the local news.

But the crumbs make my eye twitch and the sauce… Sauce spills are the worst; it always gets on my nerve. Every. Single. Time.

Gonzalez JK 800W Power Vacuum Cleaner (Silver) with Free Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner (Pink):  Php1198.00

vacuum #gerifiedph

Size (L x W x H cm) 13 x 21 x 28
Weight (kg) 2

Little in size, Gonzalez JK 800W Power Vacuum Cleaner is powered by 220V motor and features powerful suction that’s ideal for cleaning out dust and dirt, perfect for Ook (the pickup) and Grace (the van). The mini vacuum that comes with it is just right for Eg (the car).

The driver in the passenger seat


But to be a bulldozer operator means moving earth just to build a way for you. 💙


Yes, that would be me. My husband is always encouraging me to drive-career wise and literally to step on the gas pedal, to put the shift stick to quinta. Well, I surprised him, myself even, on charging down that long and winding road of Bukal Bypass Road in Laguna-that was when the breastfeeding child is fast asleep and one time, was when he’s too busy with the passing truck loaders to miss me.

And now, I surprise myself even more, by accepting a work that is out of my comfort zone of designing with a constant battle of applying sunscreen because it’s hot, or not because it’s hot – but that’s another story.

Honestly, I’m quite happy being the bella boss sitting on the passenger side – holding the baby, keeper of the toll gate ticket, tracking location with GPS map, being the Radio DJ, and now, with our DVD player installed (taped) on the dashboard, a movie usherette.

If I had all the money in the world, I would travel the world with my family and share my blessings along the way.

If I had all the time in the world, I would still travel, but this time to the controversial planet-or-not Pluto that is roughly 4.67 billion miles if it was on the opposite sides from the sun, which will take 9-12 years using the latest technology.

But for now, roadtrips will do. My heart’s desire is to travel and the heart, my lass, is never content – that dashcam and vacuum would be a nice touch and will add glamour to our fabulous road show (I love to call it that because the things that’s happening inside our car is hilarious it could pass as a reality tv episode, if not a series) ! Vroom! Vroom!


We might as well buy two more sets of these so that our babies (vehicles) will have each of their own. What’s more? I can earn from it instantly. Yep, the magic that is called Shopback!

Shopback is the #1 Online Cashback and Rebate Site in the Philippines today. It gives you cashback for your online purchases, on top of the many discounts available when buying from an online retailer. Not believing me are you? Yes, Im skeptical too. What I did? Register!

I created a Shopback account. You can too, via email or link to your personal Facebook account at https://www.shopback.ph/.

I did my usual online shopping.


ShopBack has over 300 partnering merchants like Lazada, ZALORA, Agoda, Hotels.com, iTrueMart, foodpanda, Aliexpress & more. Then, I received this:


Learn more about Shopback by watching this video:

Here’s my personal Shopback.PH account:


Easy peasy! Now, you won’t be a peasant after shopping, you’ll feel great about the items you deserve and you’ll feel rich in cashing back!

Enjoy Shopbacking!