Monday, February 18, 2019

The Faces of Kara Mia, Unknown and Mysterious

Monday, February 18, 2019

GMA, the Kapuso Network, must have fallen in love with the unknown, the mysterious, and the magical. When it happens it just hard to forget. Probably, the network aims to involve its viewer by playing creative and magical stories in their teleseryes. Like what they did in the past, from Encantadia to Magika to Sirkus and now to Kara Mia.

The thing about Kara Mia, the current talk of every meme on social media, is that it is a fusion of mystery and enchantments, drama and bits of comedy, and a whole lot more from the characters.

We love our folklores, these gives us a different world and perhaps that's what made it appealing for everyone.


In this new fantaserye, Kara Mia, it features two of the country’s versatile and award-winning actresses Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz. Their characters will captivate you and bring you to a different world.

This unique fantaserye is based on a true story from India and of the urban legend in Great Britain. The story is about the lives of two sisters born with Disprosopus or Craniofacial duplication, which is a congenital defect where they have two faces but share only one body. On how this malformation happens is somehow unexplained that made it more mysterious.

Barbie plays the character of Kara, the kind-hearted girl who deeply cares for her sister, while Mika portrays the character of Mia, the face behind Kara's head who has strong jealousy over Kara.

With the acting abilities of these two actresses, Barbie with her numerous award like New Movie Actress of the Year at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Puntod, Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Cinemalaya Awards for Mariquina, Best Actress at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival and Ani ng Dangal Awardee at the 9th Ani ng Dangal Awards, both for Laut, and Mika holding Best Promising Child Drama Actress at the Dangal ng Pilipinas Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the 12th Gawad PASADO Awards, Best Child Film Actress at the PMPC Star Awards, will create a convincing character of Kara Mia.

Joining with Barbie and Mika in this engaging spectacle fantaserye are Jak Roberto and Paul Salas as their leading men. Jak is Boni. He is a gentleman with an easy-going personality living a simple life who has feelings for Kara while Paul is Chino, Boni’s rich cousin who always wants to be the best.

Included in this Fantaserye with vital roles are four of the country’s top-caliber actors – Carmina Villarroel, Glydel Mercado, Mike Tan and John Estrada. Also part of this series are Alicia Alonzo, Althea Ablan, Liezel Lopez, and Karenina Haniel.

This series is directed by Dominic Zapata and will have its first episode on February 18 on GMA Network.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kilay is Life with Eyebrowdery, Join Its Grand Opening on February 16

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kilay is life! For some who are not gifted much with eyebrows, this is one place that you'll be wanting to visit. To have that eyebrow that will fit for you. Yes, Eyebrowdery, is an establishment that caters to your eyebrow needs, whether its just shaping or embroidery services. Of course they also have other services they can offer and you can check it out on their website www.eyebrowdery.com and FB page www.facebook.com/TheEyebrowdery.

Here are some of the services that they offer (for the full details visit their website and FB page)


Eyebrows                               Senior          Master
Powdered Ombre                 16,998.00      19,998.00
3D Eyebrow Embroidery     19,998.00      23,998.00
3D + Powdered Ombre        22,998.00      25,998.00
EyeBRO Embroidery           18,998.00      22,998.00


Eyebrow Tinting                                                            748.00
Lash Tinting                                                                   998.00
Keratin Lash Lift                                                         2,498.00
Keratin Lash Lift w/ Semi Permanent Mascara          3,498.00


Eyebrows                                                                        348.00
Upper Lip                                                                       198.00
Lower Lip                                                                       198.00
Finger (Hands/Feet)                                                       198.00
Underarms                                                                      348.00
Forehead                                                                         298.00
Cheeks                                                                            298.00
Sideburns                                                                        598.00
Chin                                                                                318.00
Whole Face                                                                  1,598.00

Yesterday, the branch of Eyebrowdery in Newport Blvd., Pasay City under the management of Ms. Nika Guillen, invited bloggers, like me, for a short chit chat with their upcoming Grand Opening and Launch which will happen this coming weekend, Saturday, February 16, 2019.

According to Ms. Guillen everyone is invited to visit the shop as they will be offering 20% discount for guests who will be there this Saturday. Visitors should take note that the grand launch will be a busy day for Eyebrowdery Newport Pasay City so they won't be able to do any services on that day, instead clients who will avail the 20% discount will be schedule accordingly. This is to provide the best services for their clients.

Here's a short video of their establishment and Ms. Guillen's invitation to you.

So, visit Eyebrowdery, avail the 20% discount, schedule the service, proceed and enjoy with the new Kilay!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Serenity, A Movie That Will Made You Think Twice

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

This is perhaps one of those movies that will made you think more than once and if you could request to play it back again. It is not your usual island story film that will give or lead you to theorize and guess in an instance. This movie is titled as "Serenity". From the first few pictures you'll definitely find serenity in it but the interesting fact is just the tip of the ice cream.

Presented by VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment, “Serenity” is a film filled with thought-provoking scenes that will give its viewers more sense of mystery than serenity.

Its main character Baker Dill, played by Matthew McConaughey (Academy Award Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club), is a fishing boat captain leading a quiet life in Plymouth Island until his ex-wife Karen shows up with what Matthew has described in an interview as ”a very indecent proposal” .

Karen is played by Anne Hathaway (Academy Award Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables), is now married to a multi-millionaire named Frank, played by Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Terminator Genisys). Will make an interesting addition to the mystery of the movie.

Talking about her character, Hathaway says that she’s “in a desperate situation” because she is “trapped in a toxic and abusive marriage”. She wants Baker to get rid of Frank by taking him out on a fishing tour and dropping him in the ocean for the sharks.

Hathaway reveals that she and Baker “got together when Karen was quite young”. They had a child, but he went to war and it tore their family apart. “And so she has to figure out what she’s gonna do, being a single mom. She finds this guy (Frank) who kinda reminds her of Dill. He likes to fish. She starts to think like maybe she can build a life with him, and then he turns out to be her worst nightmare come true.”

Baker, who is now romancing Constance, a moneyed beauty of Plymouth Island, played by Diane Lane (Academy Award nominee for Unfaithful), is still trying to move on from his troubled past. But can he truly turn his back on his ex-wife? What will it take for him to forget about his conscience and help her out?

Director Steven Knight (Lock, Redemption), who also wrote the screenplay, attests that “Matthew is the best there is” when it comes to playing Baker Dill. He explains that the character “doesn’t give of himself too readily, someone who’s closed in and I thought that was Matthew. Because of the nature of the twist I want beautiful people…and he’s also beautiful.” As a writer, two of Knight’s best known works are Seventh Son and The Girl in the Spider's Web.

Serenity is McConaughey and Hathaway’s second movie together. The first was Interstellar in 2014.

Asked what drew them to do this movie, Matthew replies, “I saw a character that I could be very personal with, really find an identity that I can understand.” It’s also a well-written story, plus Knight is a writer/director that he trusts.

Hathaway agrees with McConaughey about the story being creative and extraordinary. “I got half-way through (reading) and I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m completely in and I just let it carry me away. And I wind up in a place that was very different than I thought it was going to, but it was a place of feeling and intelligence and soulfulness.”

Serenity was filmed in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa.

It opens in cinemas on February 13.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hotel Sogo From Past to Future

Monday, February 11, 2019

The red and white logo on a red and yellow building, that's what you know as Hotel Sogo. For those who don't have any idea about Hotel Sogo, well, will be sharing you few details about the history of Hotel Sogo.

Hotel Sogo was founded in 1992 by two individuals who decided to come together to satisfy the public's growing clamor for a better and more convenient low-cost lodging. One was a hotel professional with over 20 years of experience in a leading motel chain, while the other was a commercial developer and an "AAA" licensed contractor.

The following year, in February 1993, they opened the first hotel Sogo near Monumento LRT Station with the primary commitment of providing guests with top-notch lodging facilities and services which anchor on the following values: cleanliness, Innovation, Efficiency, Courtesy, Discipline, and Teamwork.

Indoctrinating the quality of service that Hotel Sogo provide to its personnel, the company created the motto "We simply Do It Better". this served as their battle cry to stress the importance of making our guests' stay truly worthwhile and definitely worth repeating at all times.

In 2008, Hotel Sogo developed the tagline "So Clean... So Good" indicating a much improved service for a good and satisfying hotel experience.

Currently, Hotel Sogo is one of the largest hotel chain in the Philippines with 40 branches.

As they celebrate their 25 years in the industry, Hotel Sogo reinvents their new look from the red and yellow icon to a more minimalist approach highlighting red and white with yellow accents that gives a more significant attention to cleanliness and innovation. it fa├žade changes also imbibes excitement and modernization.

"hotel Sogo commits to deliver not just excellent service, but continuous innovation of facilities and amenities to ensure a fabulous stay for our guests. The company was one of the first establishments that introduced free Wi-Fi. We have skateboards for our waiters so they can deliver orders faster, hot and cold shower, ample parking, jacuzzi, 24 hrs. room service, safety deposit boxes and even a massage service. Moreover, to make sure that all the guests have a pleasurable and memorable experience, we maintain a 24-hour dedicated call center, which I, as the CEO, and a dedicated group of staff, including the COO, attends to personally, providing assistance to our guests to assure safety, security, cleanliness, and trouble-free stay." as stated by Mr. Gus Corpuz, Hotel Sogo CEO.

To find out more about Hotel Sogo, events and promos kindly like/follow their Facebook (facebook.com/HotelSogoOfficialPage) and their Instagram (@hotelsogo).

Monday, February 04, 2019

Playlist:The Best of OPM Plays in Araneta This March 1

Monday, February 04, 2019

Being in the 80s, 90s, and 2K is a privilege and to be one of the lucky kids who enjoyed OPM music at its best brings great joy, most especially when those OPM hits are played.  What's even great is seeing these favorite OPM icons sing their greatest hits live. Yes some of the OPM icons teamed up together to bring a wonderful selection of OPM charts this coming March 1, 2019, Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at Araneta Center in Quezon City.

These famed soloists of the biggest bands in the Philippine pop music are all set to make their first gig together. All are excited to share their music that is now one of the most listened song. Voices of hit machines that formed the Pinoy's landscape of the romantic soundtrack are: Joey G, the former lead vocal of the band Side A - singing one of their hits Forevermore and So Many Questions; Jinkly Vidal former member of Freestyle - singing Before I Let You Go and So Slow; Jay Durias of South Border with their hit singles like Rainbow and Kahit Kailan; Ice Seguerra of Pagdating Ng Panahon and Para Lang Sa 'yo; Juris Fernandez with the song A Love To last A Lifetime and I'll Be There For You; and Meds Marfil of True Faith who hits the songs Perfect, Huwag Na Lang Kaya and Muntik Nang Maabot Ang Langit. Plus joining them is the rising star Janine Tenoso with the big hit song D Na Mauli.

Jay Durias will be the Musical Director for this concert, Playlist: The Best of OPM.

Tickets are now available at TicketNet 911-5555 and at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Ticket prices are

VIP - Php3,000.00
Patron B - Php2,450.00
Box Premium - Php1,800.00
Box Regular - Php1,250.00
Upper Box - Php525.00
General Admission - Php270.00

You can viva Live at 687-7236 for inquiries.

Presented by SCRATCHIT!

Official media partners of Playlist: The Best of OPM are:
PBO, VIVA TV, TMC, The Philippine Star, Wish 107.5, Mellow 94.7 and Pinas FM.


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