Wednesday, November 14, 2018

'Alita: Battle Angel' is the First Trailer in a While to Get Me Super Excited

I don't get to watch movies as early as I want to anymore. Heck, I just watched 'Bohemian Rhapsody' last night. And while it was HELLA AMAZING (more on that later), I feel the need to rave about a trailer that I watched during the previews that really caught my attention.

As you probably know if you've been following my blog for a while now, I'm bit of a sci-fi geek. I love movies like 'Gattaca', 'Artificial Intelligence', and 'Minority Report' because I like dreaming about a glorious feature - or at least one with a 'wow' factor. So, the minute this trailer came on, and I saw that girl Alita on the big screen yesterday, I had already decided I was IN LOVE with the movie that it was to be.

The trailer aside, the names behind the film also made me sit up and listen. James Cameron, Jon Landau and Robert Rodriguez? We are set for one hella memorable cinematic experience with 'Alita: Battle Angel' in 2019, I'm tellin' ya! Mark my words!

'Alita: Battle Angel' is apparently based on a manga by Yukito Kishiro. It is set in the 26th century, 300 years after the Great Wars when all but one of the great Sky Cities fell and technology was set back centuries.

The story revolves around a cyborg girl named Alita whose cyber core was discarded from the Sky City and rescued by a grieving father (played, by the way, by CHRISTOPH WALTZ!!!) Alita is then repaired with a new doll-like cyber-body and she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. She's like those adorable yet ultra expensive dolls with big eyes that Krissy from collects (I don't know what they're called haha), but a cyborg version of them, making Alita all the more awesome.

Anyway, the sci-fi theme aside, it looks like it's going to be a great father-daughter film, too - one that will most likely put me to tears.

In case you haven't seen the trailer yet, you can watch it here:

'Alita: Battle Angel' will be coming to Philippine cinemas next year courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jamba Juice Has 7 Exciting Promos to Celebrate 7 Years

Man, Jamba Juice has been in the Philippines for a while now. I should know this because they have always had special mentions in my blog, thanks to my absolute obsession with them. (Here's a sample mention of Jamba Juice in Alabang Town Center back in 2012.)

Since then, all of the Jamba branches near my place have closed (I miss you, ATC and Southmall branches! *sniffles*), but that doesn't stop me from getting my Jamba fix whenever I get the chance, particularly when I pass by one in Cavite, when I'm shopping in BGC, and when I go to Shinagawa for my lasik surgery checkups.

Count it: it's been 7 whole years! (Syrena was just 1 year old back then! *sniffles*) And to celebrate its 7th birthday, they are happily presenting #7DaysofJamba headlined by 7 exciting offers for 7 days (yes, 7 is the magic number here!). #7DaysofJamba starts on Sunday, November 11 and lasts until Saturday, November 17! Who's excited? :D

To kick things off, Jamba Juice is giving away a free reusable bamboo straw if you buy a 22oz smoothie or larger on November 11. On November 12, you can get a free boost for every 22oz order.

On November 13, celebrate with a friend... and the Booky app! Use Booky to order two 12oz smoothies (of the 7 all-time favorite blends), and you'll just need to pay 177 pesos!

On November 14, it's Rewards Day, where you can use 50 Globe Rewards points and only add an extra 50 pesos to get a 12oz smoothie. And on Thursday? It's Buy One, Take One, baby!

As for the weekend, you can get a 12oz Classic smoothie via GCash QR and only pay 7 pesos! On Saturday, you can get two 12oz Holiday Dreamin' smoothies for only 200 pesos.

That's not all, either. If you join any of these promos, you'll get a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy watch. How awesome is that? In fact, even if you don't join the promo, you can still join the contest by ordering any 30oz smoothie or by posting your personal Jamba party photos on Instagram with @JambaJuicePH and #7DaysofJamba :D

For more details on each offer, like Jamba Juice on Facebook today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Parenting on the Move: Celebrating a Perfectly Imperfect Parenting Life

Whenever I see new mommy bloggers on social media, I always wonder how they always seem to be so put together. I still remember what it was like when I first had Syrena. Not only were there challenges left and right, but the newness of everything was also very daunting, especially for 22-year-old me.

This is why millennial parents like Isabelle Daza-Semblat rely on help and advice from family members and friends. She has also become very proactive in finding the best products and services for her child, making 'parenting on the move' much more bearable.

Parenting on the move refers to enabling parents to still pursue their own goals and passions even when they already have a family. Doing so doesn’t mean that they’re selfish. In fact, if you are happy and fulfilled on your own, it’ll lead to becoming a better parent to your child. Parenting On The Move is not about being perfect; it is actually about celebrating a perfectly imperfect parenting life.

As she juggles many roles - being a mom, wife, businesswoman, digital influencer, host, and actress, Belle has become more conscious of the products that she uses. Here are some of her current favorites: Pigeon and Quinny.


Being the No. 1 Baby Care brand in Japan, Pigeon has over 60 years experience in the industry and been at the forefront of newborn skincare technology. The brand has developed the Natulayer technology which is a layer of ingredients that mimics the natural coat of protection found on the baby’s skin in the womb.

Included in Pigeon’s Newborn Pure collection is the Newborn Pure Body Wash, Shampoo, Lotion, Oil, and Protective Cream. Making use of natural ingredients, these products contain 0% paraben, formaldehyde, and alcohol. It is also pH balanced to ensure that it is safe and gentle for baby’s skin with the added dual moisturization of Natulayer.


Developed in Europe, Quinny is a premier lifestyle juvenile brand with a proud tradition of over 25 years in stroller mobility. The brand is dedicated to creating beautiful, seamless mobility solutions that adapt as a child develops and grows, offering the ideal solution for the present while keeping an eye on the future. 

Quinny products that Belle also enjoys using are the Quinny Moodd and Zapp Flex. An iconic stroller that offers a comfortable and stylish ride from birth until 3½ years old, the Quinny Moodd also offers intelligent features, like quick automatic unfolding and easy folding.

Meanwhile, designed to make parents’ lives easier, the Zapp Flex is a highly maneuverable, lightweight, and comfortable solution. It is one stroller with endless possibilities: with its versatile reversible seat you can let your younger child face you for enhanced bonding moments, or turn the seat forward to give an older child a view of the streets ahead: the stroller features multiple recline in both rear and forward-facing positions

To better discuss the ups and downs of being a parent, Belle together with Richwell’s Maye Yao Co Say, Pigeon’s Yuta Hagiwara, and athlete couple and Maxi-Cosi and Quinny users Janice and Japoy Lizardo all took part in an engaging discussion over high tea for the Parenting on the Move event held last October 18 at McKinley Rd, Forbes Park.

Belle shared the different challenges, struggles as well as her wonderful experiences in parenthood as she is a first-time mom. She shared how she and her husband, as Parents on the Move, are 100% a PARENTEAM. It was a unique event where Belle’s favorite Pigeon and Quinny products were featured and explained in a “house tour” format.

Together with other parents who have generously shared their own experiences in parenting on the move and being satisfied users of Pigeon, Maxi-Cosi, and Quinny products, it wonderfully shows how, with HIGHLY RESEARCHED and TRUSTED BRANDS, enables today’s parents to love their family and pursue their passions, because these brands did the needed extensive research for them.

Make sure to like the products on Facebook and Instagram: Pigeon Philippines, QuinnyPhils, Maxicosiphils.

To learn more about living a perfectly imperfect parenting life, follow the newly launched Facebook and Instagram accounts of parentingonthemove.