Tuesday, December 29, 2020


Artists like Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma, world-renowned soprano Rachelle Gerodias, Korean baritone Byeong-In Park, Richard Reynoso, UP Concert Chorus, and others join The Manila Hotel in a virtual countdown event to mark the coming of the New Year. 

In keeping with the long-standing annual tradition that has been in place since pre-war times, The Manila Hotel will still hold a New Year Countdown this year albeit in a different space. Due to the restriction on gatherings, this year’s welcome to the New Year will be done virtually via a Zoom viewing. with amazing raffle prizes to be given away. 

Guests and customers of The Manila Hotel can join the Zoom party on December 31 from 10pm to watch artists share messages of love and hope through songs, words of encouragement from the hotel’s president Atty Joey Lina, and a chance to win the amazing prizes at stake. To join, anyone with a purchase from the hotel is eligible to a raffle ticket for every P3,500 in a single receipt. This includes dining bills from CafĂ© Ilang-Ilang, the Lobby Lounge, Roma Salon, and even The Manila Hotel’s signature grill restaurant Cowrie Grill in Greenhills; purchases from The Delicatessen, Lobby Shop, and Christmas corner; room bookings for FIT guests; promo purchases; and even Take Out from the regular or the festive menu. Promo period is from Dec 17 to 31, 2020, with cut-off at 10pm on the last day. 

The Grand Prize is an overnight stay at the world-famous MacArthur Suite, worth P500,000 (not convertible to cash). A lavish room in the historic Manila 

Hotel where war hero General Douglas MacArthur stayed, the stately room has received many illustrious guests over the years, including kings and queens, world leaders, and heads of state. Renovated and modernized, the suite can be booked for special occasions like private dinners and parties, and a luxurious overnight dwelling. The rest of the prizes are suite room and dining vouchers, Prestige memberships, and many others. 

The Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to many events this year so an online gathering such as this also gives The Manila Hotel a platform to continue its service to Filipinos that it began in March with the Mabuhay Meals Food Drive for Frontliners; and its partnership with groups like the Rotary Club of Makati Central and others to donate food and PPEs to government-run hospitals like PGH and the Manila Medical Center, among others. 

With this event, the hotel is making all its valued guests partners in an endeavor that has no extra cost to them or separate purchase needed. Part of the proceeds of guest purchases eligible in the 2021 Countdown with a Cause and the raffle will be pooled together to brighten the holidays of displaced workers in the city of Manila affected by the pandemic through a partnership with Manila Bulletin’s Bag of Hope.  

For more information on The Manila Hotel’s 2021 Countdown with a Cause, you may call 85270011 or 09989501912. Info and raffle mechanics are also posted on the Manila Hotel’s Facebook and Instagram accounts (@TheManilaHotel). 

Fuji Xerox Strengthens Synergies Within Fujifilm Group to Create Growth Globally

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Rebrands Asia Pacific Operations to Fujifilm from April 2021

TOKYO, November 5, 2020 – Fuji Xerox announces that its Asia Pacific operations will change to the Fujifilm brand with the changing of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. on April 2021. This change is brought forth based on the company’s decision to end the Technology Agreement with Xerox Corporation on the agreement’s expiration date, March 31, 2021. The Technology Agreement provides for technology/brand licenses and sales territories applicable to each company. 

Fuji Xerox and Xerox Corporation have a history of benefiting from the shared use of technologies each company independently developed. Fuji Xerox has thrived in the speed and level of product development and have been establishing its own technologies for many years. As such, Fuji Xerox is well positioned to continue developing and manufacturing its original products using its own, unique technologies after the expiration of the Technology Agreement with Xerox Corporation.

Fuji Xerox will also provide services and maintenances including managed print services to customers in full performance of current agreements with them, without regard to the expiration of the Technology Agreement with Xerox Corporation.

With affluent know-how accumulated to date and trust earned from customers, Fuji Xerox aims to foster innovation with the other companies in the Fujifilm Group by accelerating the market introduction of solutions and services that build on technologies related to the cloud, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Additionally, Fuji Xerox will work swiftly to strengthen its document and adjacent businesses as well as to expand into new business areas, and to bring about business innovations by supporting the use and sharing of knowledge that will enable office workers to further increase their productivity and efficiency.

Likewise, on April 1, 2021, the sales departments in Japan and all 31 domestic sales subsidiaries plus Fuji Xerox InterField will integrate as one to establish a new company, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Japan Corp.

The new corporate name represents Fuji Xerox’s commitment as part of the Fujifilm Group―which promotes “Value from Innovation” as its corporate slogan―to expand into a wide range of business areas going forward and to always continue delivering business innovations.

[List of major Asia Pacific affiliates]

Current company name

New company name after April 2021

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

(Regional management of sales affiliates in Asia/Oceania countries and regions)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Malaysia Operations) 

(Sales and services of office equipment in Malaysia)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.  (Malaysia Operations) 

Branch of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Cambodia)

(Sales and services of office equipment in Cambodia)

Branch of FUJIFILM Business Innovation Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Cambodia)  

Fuji Xerox Singapore Pte Ltd

(Sales and services of office equipment in Singapore)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Fuji Xerox Australia Pty. Limited

(Sales and services of office equipment in Australia)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia Pty Ltd.

Fuji Xerox New Zealand Limited

(Sales and services of office equipment in New Zealand)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand Limited

Fuji Xerox (China) Limited

(Sales and services of office equipment in China)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation (China) Corp.

Fuji Xerox Taiwan Corporation

(Sales and services of office equipment in Taiwan)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Fuji Xerox Korea Company Limited

(Sales and services of office equipment in Korea)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Korea Co., Ltd.

Fuji Xerox (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

(Sales and services of office equipment in Thailand)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Fuji Xerox Philippines Inc. 

(Sales and services of office equipment in the Philippines)

FUJIFILM Business Innovation Philippines Corp.

Note: Due to the registration processes of respective countries, the exact date as to when the new names will go in effect may vary per affiliate.


About Fuji Xerox

Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a leading company in offering smarter ways to work with its document-related solutions and services, as well as with the world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution.    

Fuji Xerox is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation with direct sales force covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. As a U.S. 10 billion dollar enterprise, we employ approximately 40,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. On April 1, 2021, Fuji Xerox will change its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is the subsidiary of Fuji Xerox overseeing sales operations in the Asia-Pacific region. 


Fuji Xerox Philippines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Xerox overseeing the sales and service operations in the Philippines.


Media contact: 

Mr. Joshua Hernandez

Manager, Marketing Communications

Fuji Xerox Philippines, Inc. 

T: (632) 8878-5200 

E: Joshua.Leo.Hernandez@phl.fujixerox.com

Xerox, Xerox and Design, as well as Fuji Xerox and Design are registered trademarks or trademarks of Xerox Corporation in Japan and/or other countries.

Review: Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen

Thursday, July 16, 2020

As cliche as it sounds and I couldn’t agree more that SPF is an essential. We need protection from the harmful rays of the sun as it can have various damaging effects on our skin. Aside from our trusty skincare routine, we must also prioritize applying SPF on  the latter part of our routine.

UV exposure is one of the reasons that lead to premature aging. By wearing sunscreen every day, it will slow down the effects of aging on your skin, you will look youthful and radiant and believe me or not, your 40-year old self will thank you for this.  So I am on the search for the perfect sunscreen that is not only giving me protection but also lightweight and gives me a non greasy effect.

Good thing that I’ve found out about this Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen. I bought this for Php 349.00 at Watsons and it holds 50ml of the product.

This aqua rich, lightweight and water resistant sunscreen provides broad protection with SPF 50 PA+++ for UVA and UVB. Its quick absorbing and non greasy formulation makes it perfect for everyday use and even suitable for sensitive skin. Made with additional benefits of Aloe Vera extract to keep skin supple and hydrated throughout the day.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount on the face and body. Put sunscreen after moisturizer or before make up. Re-apply throughout the day for better protection from UVA and UVB rays especially outdoors.

Active Ingredients: Aloe Vera Centella Asiatica & Calendula extracts.

The packaging is so nice and sleek at the same time. The bottle is also light perfect for travel and it comes with a pump which I do prefer for me to be able to control how much product it will dispense.

The sunscreen itself has a subtle and fresh vibe in it. I didn’t smell any “chemicals” at all which is great.

Look how the sunscreen quickly absobed

Overall Thoughts:

I’ve been using this product for quite a while now and I must say that there is no sticky feeling and I must say that they are true to their word that it is non-greasy. One and a half to two pumps is already enough for your face and don’t forget your neck as well. It dries up easily just wait for a minute or two and it is completely absorbed by the skin. This sunscreen feels so smooth and lightweight on the face. I love how it makes my skin glowing and dewy after applying and even when wearing makeup. I like the natural effect and it leaves my skin very hydrated and moisturized  and a huge plus that you will score this amazing product at a very low price. Overall, I love and highly recommended this product.

How about you babe? Have you tried this sunscreen? Let me know your thoughts on  the comments below.

Here is a gentle reminder  to always wear a face mask. Protect your skin from the UV rays  and   protect yourself from the virus by using face masks  every time you are going out. Used the sunscreen before applying makeup and it really feels good.

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Glossin' up with Clover* Beauty Lockluster Glosses

Monday, July 6, 2020

Lip glosses are now back on trend. As a 90's kid I am pumped up of this comeback and I must say I am  ready to a shiny and juicy lips back in action.

So I am in the search of the high quality and affordable glosses and I stumbled upon Clover* Beauty's Instagram page and after seeing those great reviews: that's it - SOLD.

Clover* Beauty IG feed

I ordered on their shop in Shopee and I received the products after two days and they even sent a photo of the products before they shipped  out (which is thoughtful).

I've got three shades: Heaven and New Flame from  the Requisite Collection and stripped on  the nude szn collection.

Swatches from the top: Heaven, stripped and New Flame

Claims (from their Instagram) : The Clover* Beauty Lockluster Gloss formula is lightweight, non-sticky, long-lasting, and oh-so-GLOSSY!

Heaven is is a shimmery silver-white with subtle hints of baby pink.

stripped is one of the shades in their nude szn collection is a barely there neutral light brown pink color. she’s the perfect shade for you if you want to look young and youthful. her simplicity is striking and her beauty, understated.

New Flame is a shimmery bronze shade with hints of pink and rose. This shade will suit every skin tone but looks absolutely drop-dead gorgeous.

Lockluster Glosses in action:

New Flame


Heaven ( I use this as a topper on my Maybelline lippie)

My thoughts:

 First off, the glosses looks really pretty. It feels super nice, expensive looking and gives me all the rich woman vibes.  I can officially say that the hype is real. The gloss itself is not overly sticky; it has the right thickness and stickiness that I like in a gloss. It moisturizes my lips and makes my lips very attractive and juicy. Heaven shade is beautiful on its own or over a lipstick. New Flame and stripped are very beautiful on its own. If you want to maximize the shade/tint you may apply the glosses in multiple layers. The gloss is shinny and reflective and really pretty. It is definitely worth of your every penny because  it really delivers and you do get a nice product so go for it girl and live all your gloss dreams.

Clover Beauty is having 1 day sale today 7/7 on their Shopee account. Head over to their account while stocks last.

The One Who Turned 25 + Giveaway

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

I cannot believe that I made it this far. I am already 25 years old and despite the current situation, there are a lot of things to be thankful for. First off I want to thank God, for the gift of life, and my family and friends who always support me. I’ve planned to post this on  my actual birthday however, I chose to take a rest and relax on my birthday week. I had a simple birthday celebration because was not able to eat out and I need to work.

As I turn 25, and after all the obstacles that I’ve been through, here are things that I’ve realized and learned for the past 24 years.

Life is not okay sometimes but life must go on. I just want to let you know that it is okay not to be okay.Now that life is slowing down, today is the best time to focus on our mental health. It can be a  struggle especially if there is no one who can share your thoughts with. Always remember that you have those family and loved ones together with  this battle. It is okay to feel those negative emotions, what’s important are the things that we do about it.

This one is hard for me, to accept  that sometimes things  are not going on according to the plan. Don’t fight it, but instead acknowledge it and accept it. It is really great to validate what you’re feeling and it’s a good step in knowing yourself more.

Meditation is the key. It helps to clear out negative thoughts and focus on the present. It is also the simplest way to calm ourselves when things are getting out of hand. I am making a point to meditate everyday for at least 2 to 5 minutes of silence and breathe. 

This is the biggest challenge yet for me so far. For the past month, I’ve started on working out (better late  than never) to take  care of myself more and I cannot afford to be sick during this time of uncertainty. Alongside this is  to  eat healthier (though is it really hard for me. I really love to eat out) and let’s admit that healthier options are more expensive here in the Philippines

Let go
As the  saying goes: “ Let go of the things that do not spark joy on our lives”. So whenever I’ve recognized this emotion that is not serving a purpose in my life, I take time to feel it and let go afterwards.

And here are  the things that I’ve learned so far. Time really flies that fast. Til the next celebration.

Giveaway Time

Welcome to The New Normal, folks. Here are some gentle reminders: always wash your hands, practice physical distancing and only go out for essentials.
And speaking of essentials, my fellow bloggers and I are giving away prizes worth P10,000 so you'll be able to get more of what you need for the family.
1. Like and share this post.
2. Tag 1 friend in the comment section.
3. Visit @bloggersphgiveaway for the complete mechanics. (https://www.instagram.com/p/CA5GQUWHaTc/)
Prize: There will be 5 winners of P1,000 each. 5 of them will be randomly picked. The winner of 5,000 pesos will be chosen from the most active participants.

We will choose the winner on or before June 30 or when we reach 6,000 followers. Unfollowers will be disqualified and will be blocked in future giveaways.

What I'm Wearing: Top from Taytay Tiangge, Maong Shorts from Thrift Shop, Care Masks  from Jukaykay

8 Tips on How to Work "Effectively" from Home

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of companies are now implementing the Work From Home (WFH) scheme. I've been working from home for more than two months now. Since the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was implemented, I was blessed enough to have resources to be able to work on the comfort of our home.

To be able to work and able to earn money during this time of uncertainty, I am beyond grateful. As a return even though I am working remotely full-time because of a health situation it’s important to ensure that I am set up to be productive.

As I am getting used to working from home, here are the tips that helped me to work from home productively and efficiently.

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1. Get a good night sleep

This is the thing that most of us, even I neglecting. Go to bed and wake up at a consistent time helped me to be more motivated  the next day.  I am getting used to sleep around 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM and wake up at 5:00 in the morning. In that way, I have sufficient time to get ready for work the next day.

2. Start your day with a clear head/mind

Do something for yourself at the start of the day. The last thing that we want to do is to go straight to work after waking up. Have a morning routine solely focused on yourself. I do stretches and workout if possible every morning ( I am  joining the Chloe Ting challenge bandwagon). I always make a point to eat breakfast and drink some tea or coffee depends on the mood.

3. Get ready for the day

This is in conjunction with point number two. For me, it is important to get yourself ready for work. It will help you get in the right headspace for work. It can be as simple as taking a bath and wearing comfortable clothes.

4. Have a dedicated workspace

Having a separate workspace is essential for working from home. It separates from  the "work  mode" to "chill mode".  Have a mini table and set it up as your work station, if not possible you may use the dining table. If the only option is your bed, what I can  suggest is to sit perpendicular to your sleeping positions. 

5. Write a to-do list / Have a work schedule

This depends on the type of the work that you have. If you have a 9 to 5 job, you should stick your work schedule like I do. On  the other hand, if you are a freelancer, it would be really helpful if you have a to - do list of the things that needs to be accomplished for you to be organized and get things done.

6. Focus one thing at a time

I know multi-tasking is important, however if you want to have more things to be done you need to focus one thing at a time. This will reduce errors and confusions. If you are doing your task simultaneously the tendency is your mind is jumping all over the place and will be hard to refocus.

7. Minimize distractions

Be self aware of the distractions that is around you while working. I cannot say to remove the distractions because that is inevitable, so the best thing to do is to be aware and if possible minimize it. If you are easily distracted with your phone, try to put it far from your workstation. It is important to let your family know your set up. Tell them if there is a need to minimize their voices that really help to avoid distractions.

8 . Take a break

Taking a break if the things go out of hand is important. Having a dedicated schedule for your lunch break and short breaks helps to prevent burnout. I also suggest is to stand and do some stretches if you are sitting for a long period of time.

These  are the tips that are really helpful for me to work from home effectively. This might sound simple but believe me, this is easier said than done.

How about you, are you also working from home? What are your other tips to be more efficient? Let me know on the comment section below.