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Grand Videoke X TJ Media

Grand Videoke and TJ Media strengthens partnership
In photo L-R: EVP for Professional Division of AVSC, Mr. Michael T. Sanchez; Chairman, Andres V. Sanchez; TJ Media Managing Director, Mr. Narra Yoon; TJ Media Country Manager, Mr. Nick Jeong

Filipinos are known for their love for signing, and it has always been present whenever there is a videoke machine. They would just sing their hearts out on every occasion, whether it is a party, just a simple get-together, or a night out in the city. Grand Videoke, the leading videoke brand in the Philippines, has been providing Filipinos quality videoke systems with better sound quality and constant update on their song list. All of these were possible with its more than 10 years long partnership with TJ Media.

TJ Media Co. Ltd. is a publicly listed South Korean company that specializes in manufacturing karaoke systems, as well as production and distribution of karaoke song contents. TJ Media has been Grand Videoke’s manufacturer since 2005 and this partnership has led to advancements in videoke entertainment here in the Philippines. One of which is the Dream Sound Module that produces high definition sound for over 6,000 high-quality built-in songs in their systems and most recently, Grand Videoke’s GeeVee™ Voice Command Technology that allows people to search, play, and reserve songs by speaking commands.

For more than a decade of partnership, the two companies have renewed their contract for another 5 years, as they seek to strengthen the market for videoke systems by constantly innovating their products depending on the needs of videoke-loving Filipinos. With Grand Videoke and TJ Media’s partnership getting stronger and with more new products coming in, consumers could only expect the best quality videoke systems, along with the best of times singing along in a party or any other celebrations.

Grand Videoke is available at SM Appliance, Gadgets Hub at The SM Store, Astroplus, Odyssey, Robinsons Appliance, and other leading appliance and music store nationwide. It could also be purchased online via LAZADA and The WOW Store

Baste Duterte in TV5's Newest Reality Adventure Show LAKBAI!

Who's up for an adventure? A special road trip to the Philippines? How about having Baste Duterte -The Presidential Son along the journey? Yes? Then you should watch out for “Lakbai”, the newest reality adventure show from TV5. 

Baste Duterte in TV5's Newest Reality Adventure Show LAKBAI!

Lakbai, short for “Lakaw ta, bai!” which translates to “Lakad na, kaibigan.” is a one of a kind TV show that takes the viewers on a tour of some of the most picturesque spots in the Philippines with Baste, Bogart and their friends.



Lakbai is not just another travel program showcasing the country’s views and food. This 8-week special is about a group of bros who find the best places to have a travel adventure. The show will make the audience see the Philippines in a whole new light. In every episode, the hosts will explore a location and participate in local activities that would leave them feeling a connection with that place.

Speaking of the hosts, Lakbai brings together a set of adventurers bonded by their spirit of fun and love of travel. Making his TV show debut is the presidential son and social media rockstar, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte.

This reality adventure show is in Bisaya as well as Tagalog. For the first time ever, viewers will get to discover the adventurous side of Baste and see more of his personality as he interacts with the local people they meet.

Joining Baste is the internet sensation, Bogart the Explorer, who is known for his hilarious adventures as seen in his viral videos. Completing the gang were three of Baste’s closest friends: Atty. Alexis Lumbatan, a lawyer by profession and a jokester at heart, S'boi Malicay, the cool bro who keeps the mood light and Andrei Apostol, creative guy and designated videographer.

Find out what travel destinations the group will go to as viewers get to know Baste Duterte like never before as he explores the country he loves deeply with Bogart and his closest friends.

Catch Baste Duterte, Bogart the Explorer and friends in the TV5’s new reality adventure show, Lakbai. Make sure you’re booked for the Lakbai 8-week-episodes every Sunday starting on May 21, 2017, after the PBA only on TV5!

Bonus Clip (^.^,)

Paw Patrol Live! at Resorts World Manila


Join Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, and the whole Paw Patrol gang as they go on the adventure of a lifetime in Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue at Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila (RWM) from June 2-4, 20170

Be one of the lucky few to see the characters of the popular Nickelodeon animated series about a team of heroic pups in RWM as they stop by Manila for their first ever live world tour.

Featuring an exciting adventure story, Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue will have the well-loved cast of characters of Paw Patrol, singing and dancing their way into children’s hearts. Ryder and his furry pals will teach positive values of friendship, loyalty, and integrity as they make many thrilling rescues on their way to the finish line.

Get your Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue tickets at the RWM Box Office and through www.ticketworld.com.ph. Download the RWM Mobile Companion App free on Google Play or the AppStore or visit www.rwmanila.com for more details on RWM’s family-friendly offerings. 

Experience TEFAL. Live Healthy, Stay Happy!


TEFAL, a world leader in small domestic appliances, brings together family as well as its passion for healthy living in its newest campaign, “Live Healthy, Stay Happy.” As a partner of every cook, foodie and homemaker, TEFAL sees the importance of equipping the Filipinos with innovative home and kitchen appliances which give them more reasons to embrace their daily tasks and perform them with ease.

A special launch called “Experience Tefal” was held last May 12, 2017, at Abenson, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. TEFAL, along with its Brand Ambassador for domestic appliances and TV’s Chef Next Door Chef Jonas Ng, kicked off the “Live Healthy, Stay Happy” campaign by introducing its newest cookbook for happy and healthy eating - “TEFAL: Bringing Joy in Cooking.”


Through his recipes and with the help of TEFAL appliances, Chef Jonas inspires all to choose a healthier lifestyle by creating flavorful and nutritious dishes. “Even for pros, cooking at home can be a chore since we usually face the same limitations in our home kitchens such as lack of space, time and budget. I wanted to put together simple and quick recipes that are made for busy mothers and professionals who would rather spend their time enjoying, than preparing food. With the unique leverage that TEFAL appliances offer, you’re assured that you’ll be able to whip up amazing meals in half the time. Thus, TEFAL gives its users more time to spend with the family and other important things,” shares Chef Jonas. 


The event was also graced by TEFAL’s Corporate Chef, Maria Sonia Astudillo. A proponent of healthy eating, she is the author behind TEFAL’s 2017 Summer Recipe book, Fruity Summer Fest – a collection of fruit smoothies, juices, skewers and dips recipes. “Just like in life, there are super, ordinary and awful fruit combinations. Some fruits click so well that aside from tasting good, they become easier to digest and friendlier to the stomach than others”, she emphasizes.

Understanding the limitations of the regular kitchen and the constraints that most individuals encounter on a daily basis, TEFAL has developed appliances that are innovative, efficient, and practical.

From Electrical Cooking, 


Food & Drink Preparation,


to Linen Care and Home Care

TEFAL’s innovations will be redefining the Filipino home experience and bringing it to a new level.

Cook your rice to perfection with the TEFAL Microcomputer Rice Cooker. TEFAL’s innovative 4-layer ceramic coated pot has a unique diamond-shaped pattern that contributes to even heat diffusion and better cooking, resulting in tasty and fluffy rice. It is very durable, resistant to scratches, and cleans very easily (no need to soak!). Enjoy its versatility with 10 automatic cooking programs like a fun Cake function to make meal times more enjoyable.


For health-conscious individuals, TEFAL offers various Blenders and Juicers. TEFAL Blenders’ innovative Tripl’Ax Technology maximizes the action of 6 blades with three combined actions -- Cyclone Booster, Extreme Mixing, and Chunks Killer – to make a perfectly smooth blend. TEFAL’s Infiny Press Slow Juicer, on the other hand, offers 35% more juice, 30% more Vitamin C and 75% more antioxidants than using traditional juice extractors to provide naturally genuine vitamin-packed and nutrient-filled juices.




When you can’t get enough of your deep-fried picks such as French fries, sausages or fried chicken, TEFAL Fry Delight serves up the same fried taste and texture that you love, but with less oil. This low-fat fryer with Air Pulse Technology keeps food crisp on the outside and cooked tender on the inside, all while making usage and post-cooking cleanup fast and easy.
Since smartly-pressed, crease-free clothes always create a good impression, TEFAL Irons and Garment Steamers are home essentials.  TEFAL innovations like its Durilium Soleplate Technology makes ironing less of a chore due to its smooth glide, so clothes can be ironed in half the time compared to other irons without it.

Other Tefal Products.

As a proud domestic appliance brand, TEFAL places emphasis on leading a healthy and happy lifestyle, not just with cooking, but in your everyday home tasks. Whether you’re independently single, part of a young, growing family or have an extended brood, TEFAL offers ingenious solutions to help lead a better and more balanced life. Discover confidence, convenience and a pleasurable life experience with TEFAL. Together, let us live healthy, stay happy.


To help kick off a healthier, happier lifestyle at home, all TEFAL small domestic electrical appliances will be 20% off, from May 10-31, 2017. TEFAL Small Domestic Appliances are exclusively distributed by Collins International Trading Corporation in the Philippines. For more information about TEFAL promos and the “Live Healthy, Stay Happy” campaign, visit its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tefalappliancephilippines.

Matt Mason Furniture Opens 2nd Branch In Silang, Cavite.



Silang, Cavite witnessed the rise of yet another commercial triumph at the grand opening of the second Matt Mason Furniture branch located along Aguinaldo highway last 31 March. The event proved to be a rousing success coupled with the unveiling of the brand’s 2017 furniture collection and the launching of the 2017 edition of the Modern Movables Magazine.


“My vision for the collection was for it to be something classic and can seamlessly blend with nature. Natural elements such as exposed wooden frames in sofas provide a balance and effortless character to my furniture," said Mike Yu, owner of Matt Mason at the grand opening of his showroom.

The event was also graced by several Filipino artists Nikulas Lebajo, Lerma Julian and Owie Chiong -- whose commissioned artworks provided a stunning accent to each piece of the furniture collection. Beautifully curated pieces from Pizzaro and Conmigo also starred in the show.

“It’s definitely surreal to be a part of this growing brand, it never ceases to astonish. I look forward to seeing Matt Mason live up to its full potential,” according to Julian.

The first Matt Mason Furniture showroom in Silang, Cavite situated along Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa road opened back in 2014 and has gone through a transformation that can only be described as having revolutionized bespoke furniture-making in the area.

L-F: Artists Lerma Julian and Owie Chiong; Karla Michelle Yu, Mike Yu, Judge Jeanet Bilan, Maria Ducos and Novie Gabuzo at the recent Matt Mason showroom opening
"We're trying to evolve the brand to a point where it can compete globally. Perhaps what’s most distinctive with Matt Mason is that we can do a whole range of furniture designs that we can customize to suit the discerning and dynamic tastes of our clientele. Our edge right now is we don't constrain ourselves with just one design- it’s universal,” Yu said.

Painting accent by artist Nikulas Lebajo 

Apart from a unique design aesthetic, the brand also sets itself apart when it comes to their philosophy that longevity and durability must be a primary consideration in furniture making.
"When I design the furniture, I don’t just look at the design - it must also be sturdy and durable. I want to be able to make furniture that you can pass on to your descendants. That's why our tagline is 'Designed for Life,' "he said.

 
Painting accent by artist Owie Chiong

Despite being one step ahead of the local competition, Yu sees a road of challenges for the Matt Mason furniture brand as it sets its sights on the international arena.

Mike Yu, owner of Matt Mason Furniture, 
Matt Mason is a local brand but we are trying to make it global.”

“I think the biggest question now is how do we make unique designs that are also universally appealing? We know that even with the positive feedback from our clientele we simply cannot rest on our laurels and become complacent - we must continually challenge ourselves and the brand to grow, evolve, and stay responsive to the demands of our market,” he added.

Matt Mason furniture sees itself taking its expansion project to the seat of Europe’s vibrant furniture scene that is Copenhagen, Denmark. "Matt Mason is a local brand but we are trying to make it global. With all our clients’ patronage and support for the brand, I certainly hope we’ll be able to make it in a few years’ time," he ended.

Make it a Radiant Mother’s Day with Revlite from SvelT’i


Mothers are responsible for the quality of life that the family enjoys at home---and yet they tend to neglect themselves in the fulfillment of their roles. They give care and attention to every family member including the spouse, children, sometimes even parents, and other extended members of the clan. At the same time, some mothers also work to help put food on the table and pay the bills. In a way, they are subjected to stress that their spouses or husbands do not experience, because they have to balance running a business and/or working in the office, to creating a happy home life. After office hours, they still have to help the kids with their homework or make sure they are well taken cared of and the husband, too, needs her support and affection. Mothers tend to give a lot of themselves---and because they are selfless to a point that they almost do not care for themselves, they subject themselves to stress. This is when the effects of aging set in.


Dr. Lalaine Salazar, Medical Director of the SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, explains why mothers should pamper themselves especially on Mother’s Day: “Mothers can look their radiant best on their special day this May, thanks to a cutting-edge, non-invasive skin rejuvenating technology called Revlite. Skin conditions like melasma, the effects of aging like mild wrinkles, and fine lines can be reduced, if not removed, to be replaced by healthy glowing skin that will make these wonderful women look younger than their age. Other conditions that Revlite can treat are acne marks and pigmentation.

Dr. Salazar continues, “Sometimes mothers forget to look after their skin and apply basic skin care principles, or expose themselves frequently to the sun when they shouldn’t. The consequences of this neglect accumulate over time and lead to conditions like melasma, pigmentation, and acne marks. Some of these conditions could have been prevented, but the mothers are too busy taking care of their loved ones to watch after their own health.”


Revlite, as offered by SvelT’i, goes a long way in removing those awkwardly visible medical conditions and restoring the skin to its youthful health. It is a revolutionary Q-Switched ND:YAG laser that features PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse {PTP} that offers a wide-range solution to remove melasma, unwanted pigments, fine lines and wrinkles, and marks. Tattoos that mothers once had done during their younger years and now wants removed can also be slowly be made to vanish by the laser technology.

Revlite works on the pigmented lesions through the photoacoustic energy that targets the brown spots by producing a special wavelength of light that is being absorbed by the pigments. The light vibrates and breaks down the pigments into tiny particles, which in turn are absorbed and gradually eliminated by the body's natural process. The spots will appear lighter with each treatment and eventually fades.

For skin rejuvenation, the light energy is made to pulse over the skin targeting the support structure underneath its surface. This stimulates the production of new amounts of collagen resulting in reduction of wrinkles and improvement of fine lines with no downtime and discomfort.

“The entire process can take only 30 minutes and it is done in very comfortable conditions,” enthuses Dr. Salazar. “Because it is not intrusive, the patient needs no down time in order to adjust. After the treatment, she can go back to work, finish her chores at home, or shop in the mall with her family. More important, the results can be seen only after one session. Some of the pigments fade considerably.  We do recommend continuity in order to maximize these results.”

One benefit of using Revlite is that it restores the mom’s self-confidence in herself as she feels her newfound vitality and rediscovers her own authentic beauty. That joy radiates and spills over to her relationships, empowering her to infuse her home with more care and affection---but this time, escaping the ravages of stress and radiating her best self. It is a Mother’s Day’s self-treat that can last for a long time.


To know more about SvelT’i’s treatments, please inquire at (02)332-7546 / 09188-SVELTI (783584) or visit the clinic at 5F South Insula Condominium #61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City from Mondays to Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. You may also visit SvelT’i FB page at www.facebook.com/sveltiph and IG account @SVELTI_PH.

DOUBLEMINT GUM: Creating Sweet Connections Through LoveWraps

DOUBLEMINT GUM: CREATING SWEET CONNECTIONS THROUGH LOVEWRAPS

It always starts with a possibility of an encounter.

Garnering over 4 million views on Facebook and still counting, the latest Doublemint commercial about Sarah & Juan’s love story has touched the hearts of many Filipinos. It’s a love story filled with simple gestures of Sarah, offering Doublemint to Juan, and the latter, sketching the moment onto the wrappers.



Netizens have expressed their kilig for the couple and their story





“Oh, I love this commercial, so much feels! Good job for creating this wonderful commercial Doublemint.”  says Vera Reyes. Inchet Flores complimented Wrigley’s Doublemint Team saying that the commercial is perfect and she loved the story of the commercial.


Being the sentimental lot we are, one can't help but document moments like these--the first conversation, first date, anything that is a memory worth keeping. The story of Sarah and Juan has reached through our deepest feelings of finding love in the simplest things. We watched their story unfold and were glued to our monitors just to see how the story ends.





Now imagine if you could put your love story in those wrappers and share it to the world, just like what Juan did.

This April, Doublemint will make this possible through LoveWraps. LoveWraps is your sweetest kilig moments turned into sketches on Doublemint wrappers. Just log in to www.mylovewraps.com, upload three pictures that best tell your love story, and voila, your DoublemintLovewraps are ready! If that isn't enough, the best entries of the promo can win a trip to Boracay, giving a new moment for the winners to share.

Your favourite celebrity couples have already taken part and have shared their love stories through LoveWraps.


“It’s the little gestures that get me all the time,” says Ruru Madrid, Encantadia Star of GMA7. “Yung mga simpleng bagay na  will make your day brighter, like those surprise texts and little notes that make your  heart melt. What more if they were drawings of your love story?”


LoveWraps will be Doublemint’s most romantic activation to date, which will run from April 17 to May 21, 2017.Visit www.mylovewraps.com now and start sharing!

First European Food Festival in the Philippines


EU-Philippines Business Network to Host The First European Food Festival in the Philippines
 

This month of May 2017, the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) is hosting the first European Food Festival. During the entire month, participating restaurants around the Metro area will celebrate European cuisine at its finest. The European Food Festival is celebrated in parallel with Europe Month, which also falls in the month of May.


Gourmets and food connoisseurs can expect to experience Europe’s authentic cuisine and unique dishes through special menus prepared by participating restaurants. These special menus will only be available for the duration of the European Food Festival (May 1 – May 31) and will use imported European ingredients.


Guests can participate in the European Food Festival by visiting participating restaurants and ordering from the special European Food Festival Menu. Guests also stand a chance to win exciting raffle prizes from participating restaurants upon availing of a dish from the special menu.

 



Participating restaurants and importers include popular favorites such as Balkan, Bar Pintxos Tapas y Mas, Brotzeit, Carpacio, Caruso, Cyma, El Cirkulo, Enderun 101 Restaurant, Espressamente Illy, Illy, Impressions, Italfood Distribution Inc., Fly Ace Corporation, Le Deux Belges Corp, Metro Mart, Oktoberfest 365, Paul Boulangerie, Poco Deli, Pomurske Mlekarne D.D., Salvatore Cuomo, Tauro by Society Lounge, Café Mediterranean, The Makati Garden Club, Santi’s, Suncoast Brands International, Wedenberg International, and Wagner German Bakery.


EU Ambassador Franz Jessen said that “the European Food Festival is a great opportunity to share with Filipinos the exquisite flavors of European cuisine right here in Metro Manila. We are very excited to showcase a taste of Europe through this festival, which is an important part of our Europe Month celebrations.”



The European Food Festival also hopes to introduce and promote the use of Geographical Indications, an internationally well known system used to identify a product as originating from a particular country, region, or locality where it’s quality and reputation, among others, is linked to where the food comes from.


“Organizing the first European Food Festival in the Philippines is very special for us and is quite an honor. The EPBN is very excited to bring this food festival to life, with the invaluable cooperation from our food and beverage partners, participating restaurants, and importers. We hope to make the European Food Festival a yearly celebration and to continue our efforts in supporting the European-Philippine business community,” says Florian Gottein, EPBN Project Director and ECCP Executive Director.
 

The European Food Festival 2017 is organized by the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), a project co-funded by the EU and implemented by a consortium of European Chambers of Commerce based in the Philippines. Its aim is to provide a support framework for European companies, especially SMEs, interested in exporting to or investing in the Philippines. Through the European Food Festival, the EPBN hopes to support the Philippine food and beverage industry and overall trade relations between Europe and the Philippines.  
 


For more information on the European Food Festival and the latest details, visit www.epbn.ph/eufoodfest2017 or e-mail eff2017@epbn.ph.