Giordano Ladies Debuts Its First Luxury Capsule Collection in PH

Giordano Ladies, a clothing brand known for its timeless elegance, launches its first Luxury Capsule collection of occasionwear adorned with captivating Swarovski® crystals. For its Luxury Capsule collection, Giordano Ladies reimagined the sparkling constellations of the evening skies, which can be likened to the magnificence and elegance of modern-day Filipinas. Included in the collection are various iconic pieces, including a one-shoulder jumpsuit, a chiffon top, and a maxi full skirt, all embellished with Swarovski® crystal elements.

This chic and stylish one-shoulder jumpsuit is the signature piece of Giordano Ladies’ Luxury Capsule collection. The glistening Swarovski® crystals serve as visual highlights on the shoulder. Its wide-leg cut and high waistline show a clean and streamlined silhouette that makes every occasion special.

Classic at first sight, the bonded satin chiffon top has a sheer, airy touch elegantly harmonized by luminous crystals on its sleeve hems. The maxi full skirt is sprinkled with Swarovski® crystals of different sizes onto its hemline, on the other hand, captures a delicate and glamorous meteor shower that flows with the movements of its wearer.

The limited Luxury Capsule collection is exclusively available at The Shoppes, Solaire Resort & Casino. Giordano Ladies is located at SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Aura Premier, The Podium Mall, The Shoppes, Solaire Resort & Casino, and soon at Ayala Center Cebu. For more information, visit, or like and follow its facebook page at, or on Instagram at @giordanoladiesph.

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Urbanity Bash 2019 at PSHS-MC

One of the Grade 7 activities that Justin attended at Pisay was the Urbanity Bash: A Showcase of Good Taste and Refinement of Behavior, which was held at the PSHS Gymnasium last February 15. Urbanity Bash was a major requirement in their Values Education I (ValEd) subject and comprised 20% of their grade for the 3rd quarter. The Urbanity Bash allowed Grade 7 students to apply in real life the topics they discussed in their ValEd class like social graces and good manners, as well as virtues like temperance, modesty, self-discipline, etc.

Justin clowning around with Justice, one of his closest buddies in Grade 7.

Grade 7 students were required to dress up in semi-formal attire and to show proper behavior throughout the program, i.e., observing proper table manners when eating and practicing social graces when dancing and communicating with others.

Grade 7-Emerald group picture (photo credit: Justice Abdon)

Dancing was also an integral part of the Urbanity Bash. Each section had to present a group dance. Justin’s class, Grade 7-Emerald, performed a modern dance medley, which was well-applauded. Students likewise had the chance to ask their classmates or students from other section to dance with them.

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Set Sail on a Nautical Adventure This Easter at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Looking for a fun Easter experience for your kids? Look no farther as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila has something exciting in store for your kids this Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019). Take your little ones on a fun voyage across the friendly seas with “Set Sail: A Nautical Adventure” at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

It’s going to be an absolutely enjoyable Easter for both kids and kids-at-heart starting from 9:00AM onwards with a beautiful line-up of activities that includes a magic show, as well as and arts and crafts activities!

Tickets are available at Php1,500 per person (kids or adults), inclusive of heavy snacks and a bag full of delightful giveaways. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Grand Ballroom on Level 7. For tickets, you may contact the Catering team via or through (+632) 7207777 local 6310.

You can also make your family’s Easter Weekend all the more exciting with a much-deserved staycation at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. If you book an overnight stay on 20 to 21 April 2019 starting at PHP 9,900, you will get complimentary access to “Set Sail” for four (4) persons. You will also have access to the indoor infinity pool and fitness centre.

For more information about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and its ongoing promotions, please contact (632) 720-7777 or visit Subscribe to updates via social media through the hotel’s official social media accounts: and @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.

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Santa’s Garden at Baguio Country Club’s Christmas Village

The purpose of our December 2018 trip to Baguio was more for rest and relaxation rather than exploration of the city as we have already done that in 2016, and boy, was it tiring! But we still went out to eat and see some of the places we have previously visited, like Solibao Restaurant, Burnham Park and Mines View. We also got to visit Baguio Country Club’s Christmas Village, a popular attraction of the City of Pines during the holiday season. The Christmas Village’s theme for 2018 was Santa’s Garden.

The Christmas Village was open from October 27, 2018 until January 6, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Thousands of beautiful and colorful flowers (combination of fresh and artificial) adorned Santa’s Garden. The Christmas Village attractions included the Nativity Pageant, Snowfall, Blinking Lights Show, Picture-taking with Santa, Wishing Wall, and Live Performances.

Entrance Fees to the Christian Village are as follows: Php120 for adults, Php85 for senior citizens, Php50 for children aged 4 to 12 years old, and FREE for Baguio Country Club members, children 3 years old and below, and PWDs (Yey, thanks!).

The Snowfall is one of the most awaited activities inside the Christmas Village. It’s fun to watch the young children’s giddy faces as they tried catching the snow. This is artificial snow, however, in the form of bubble foam, which I believe, is made from detergent. Still, it makes the place more festive and Christmassy.

The line to the Christmas Village was long when we went. I guess most of the visitors that night were first-timers like ourselves, and that explains the sense of curiosity and excitement among them. I also realized that there wasn’t a picture of us at the Wishing Wall perhaps because there were a lot of people crowding the place that we got impatient and hurriedly moved to the next activity. 😉 The Wishing Wall, as the name suggests, is a wall where visitors post their wishes written on paper.

• The place is festive and Christmassy.
• Everything inside is picture-worthy.
• PWDs and very young children get FREE entry to the Christmas Village.

• There was no designated parking spaces for visitors. We were able to park our car very far from the Christmas Village, so we walked a good number of minutes from where our car was parked to the Christmas Village and back. It’s actually more convenient to ride a cab going there.
• The place is not too big. You can finish seeing everything and having your pictures taken inside in less than 30 minutes.

Reminders for those who plan to visit the Christmas Village: Foods, drinks, pets and rubber slippers are not allowed.

Baguio Country Club Christmas Village
Baguio Country Club Road
Baguio City

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Tefal Spherical Pot Rice Cookers: The Revolutionary Way to Cook Rice and More

If there’s one food item that I can’t live without, it would be rice. And if rice is softer, fluffier, and cooked perfectly, so much the better! This actually explains my excitement over the launch of Tefal’s latest and most innovative rice cooker at the SM Makati Ground Floor Concourse recently.

Ms. Issa Litton with Chef Jonas Ng demonstrating the versatility and ease of use of Tefal’s spherical pot rice cookers

Hosted by Ms. Issa Litton and with a cooking demo by Chef Jonas Ng, the event formally introduced Tefal’s spherical rice cookers, the most functional kitchen appliance you’d probably have, that combines the best of two worlds: modern technology plus the goodness of old firewood claypot cooking.

Japanese Tuna Rice cooked with Tefal spherical pot rice cooker

Tefal Spherical Pot Rice Cookers

The Tefal Optimal Spherical Pot Rice Cooker (RK8145) and Initial Spherical Pot Rice Cooker (RK7405) are noticeably different from the usual rice cookers as they are round in shape, which resembles the palayok or traditional claypot Filipinos used in the past for cooking rice and other viands with.

Five Golden Features of Tefal Spherical Pot Rice Cookers

Tefal’s spherical pot rice cookers have five remarkable features that set them apart from the rest.

1. 3D Heating Technology
Instead of the one-sided heating element found in traditional rice cookers, which sometimes results in unevenly cooked rice, heating elements are placed in the spherical pot rice cooker’s side, bottom and top, giving optimal and balanced cooking performance.

2. The Tefal Exclusive 62-degree Golden Angle
Tefal introduced a unique technology for rice cookers, designing the Spherical Pot with a double 62-degree golden angle, forming it in the shape of a palayok and upgrading it from the usual vertical sides of rice cookers. This makes each grain of rice fluffier, fuller, and flavorful.

3. Super Durable and Resistant
The Spherical Pot has 6 durable and qualitative multilayers in its inner pot, up to 2.5mm** thickness, with durable and resistant ceramic non-stick coating for optimal heat circulation.

4. Fuzzy Logic AI Technology
Tefal incorporates the Fuzzy Logic technology in the Spherical Pot. Artificial intelligence in the form of a microchip in the Spherical Pot automatically adjusts cooking time and temperature, depending on the types of ingredients used, providing perfect and tasty results.

The Tefal Optimal Spherical Pot Rice Cooker (RK8145) optimizes cooking functions with is 35 built-in cooking programs that can cook not only rice but porridge, congee, soup, and desserts, among others. This also allows you to cook rice in different ways – soft, hard, crispy and normal. The Tefal Initial Spherical Pot Rice Cooker (RK7405), on the other hand, has nine cooking programs to choose from.

From left to right: Chef Jonas Ng, Tefal Brand Ambassador; Mr. Michael Yu, Marketing Director (Hongkong and Philippines) GroupeSEB; Ms. Julie Lim, Vice-President, Business Development, Collins International Trading Corporation

Michael Yu, Marketing Director Hongkong and the Philippines of Groupe SEB Asia, the world leader in small domestic equipment that owns Tefal, said that Tefal reinvented cooking with the non-stick pan, when it tried to address the need of the market for a simpler, attractive and multi-functional kitchenware.

“And Tefal is still at it – reinventing cooking – this time with rice. This staple food for every Filipino is very easy to cook, and anyone can do it – and yes, you can use any kind of pot or rice cooker to do it. But for Tefal, rice cooked in just any type of pot or electric rice cooker is not enough. This is because Filipinos deserve the perfectly cooked rice every time. And they can do just that with the Tefal spherical pot rice cooker. That’s why it is revolutionary,” Yu said.

With Tefal’s spherical pot rice cookers, perfectly cooked rice, however you like it, is achievable! They’re now available in leading department and appliance stores.

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