Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Jollibee's New Buko Pie Lets You Satisfy Your Buko Pie Cravings Anytime

Hear ye, hear ye, all buko pie lovers! Jollibee has officially launched their latest delectable dessert offering: the Jollibee Buko Pie!

Now you can satisfy your coconut cravings anytime, anywhere without having to leave Manila. Your new favorite dessert pie is complete with chunky buko filling and a delicious sweet custard enveloped in that crispy pie crust you love. It’s real Buko Pie delight in every bite!

“We wanted to introduce a brand new but totally familiar local flavor to Jollibee’s selection of well-loved desserts and snacks,” shares Kay Segismundo, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary Products. “There’s no better treat to offer at Jollibee than the delightfully tasty Buko Pie, and we’re glad to make it easily accessible to anyone who craves it.”

Treat yourself to a Jollibee Buko Pie now for only Php30 (solo) or Php89 (3 Pies-to-Go).

For more updates and info, like Jollibee on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @jollibee

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles: Little Eggs Filled with Cute Hatchimals

If there's one thing that my daughter Syrena loves when it comes to her toys, it's when there are surprises involved. She loves LOL Surprise Balls (as seen here) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables (as seen here), for example; so it's no surprise that she immediately fell in love with Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, as well.

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are the cutest! How it works? Simply rub the purple heart in the middle of the egg to warm it up using your thumb or palm until it turns pink. Once you feel the egg get a little softer, gently press on the heart to hatch the egg and reveal a surprise Hatchimal inside! Keep peeling the extra egg pieces to get the egg base, which you may use as a nest for your Hatchimal.

If you're on a budget, you can get a single blind pack; or you can get a 2-pack or a 4-pack. Since I don't really spoil Syrena with toys that often, I got her a 4-pack the first time we got ourselves some CollEGGtibles, and here's what she got inside:

Now on Season 6 called 'The Royal Hatch', they're extra cute with crowns on their heads - some of them even sparkle! MAHGAHD! - and still looking as adorable as ever! To be honest, I wanna get some of them myself now. :p

Wanna win some Hatchimals CollEGGtibles of your own? Just fill up this Rafflecopter form:

To learn more about Hatchimals products, visit their website and like their official Facebook page.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

'Insatiable' Season 2 is Even Crazier Than the First Season

I've always had a hard time answering the question, "Is Insatiable any good?" Coz honestly, I can't call it "good". To be honest, 'Insatiable' is pretty bad in the sense that they talk about pretty bothersome topics and don't seem to offer up any morals.

In the first season alone; they touched on fat-shaming, closet homosexuality, threesomes, murder, physical abuse, bad parenting, and a bunch of other topics that could really strike a chord in anyone who watches it and can relate to said topics. Instead, what I always answer now is that: "Insatiable is so bad, it's good" because like a car crash, I can't seem to look away. However, I can't say that the show sucks, either. After all, 'Insatiable' is one of those series that I binge-watched so quickly, I finished it in a day.

Season 2 isn't any different. In fact, it is even crazier than the first season. And again, I finished it in a day. There are more ganaps in Season 2 than I could keep track of. Almost every episode left me in shock and made me go "WTF" to myself. This time around, though, I already knew what I was getting into; so I didn't take it as seriously as I did the first season. Instead, I just dove headfirst into the craziness and the madness of their world, and I definitely enjoyed it more because of it.

We do get to see Patty binge-eat like there's no tomorrow so many times in it, though, that it took me back to the days when I was obese myself (I weighed around 180 pounds back in college). To be honest, it made me want to stuff my own face. I didn't... which is a good thing... but it could be a trigger for other binge-eaters out there, so be careful when watching.

Watch out for former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz' appearance in the show! She told us in an interview that she channeled her inner Miranda Priestly for the role, and she definitely nailed it!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Kontrabida Ball 2019: A Lights-Out Black Light Party You Shouldn't Miss

Kontrabida Ball is the premier Halloween party experience made especially for the local cosplay, anime, and e-sports community. It was conceptualized as a way of bringing the party to the people who usually describe themselves as shy or socially awkward introverts at least.

Since the commercial nightlife and clubbing scene can be quite daunting, Kontrabida Ball brings an enjoyable and unique experience to those who would otherwise be too intimidated or bogged down by social anxiety and pressure to even consider it. It is a safe space that encourages people who don't usually let loose to do so in the wildest and wickedest way possible.

Now on its third year, Kontrabida Ball kicks off the Halloween season with yet another kick-ass concept.

Kontrabida Ball 3: TOXIC is a mutation celebration for some of the most manic misfits in cosplay, alternative lifestyle, and entertainment.

Kontrabida Ball 3: TOXIC is a lights-out black light party, the first of its kind just for the local anime, cosplay, and e-sports community.

Are you ready to radiate? Get your glow on and taste the poison paradise at Kontrabida Ball 3: TOXIC on October 19, 2019, Saturday, 8PM onwards at One Cafe and Events Place, 6th Floor, One Corporate Center, Ortigas CBD, Pasig. Make sure to follow them on social media for updates: @KontrabidaBall

Saturday, October 5, 2019

'Tall Girl' Reminded Me of All of My Favorite 80s Movies

If you know me, you'll know that I'm not a fan of romantic comedies or teen movies - at least not any recent ones. I stan 80s movies, like 'Pretty in Pink', 'Sixteen Candles', 'Say Anything', and 'The Breakfast Club'; and 90s movies also hold a special place in my heart, like 'She's All That', '10 Things I Hate About You', and 'Cruel Intentions'.

As much as I love Netflix original series, their original movies so far have failed to captivate me. I wasn't a fan of 'All the Boys I've Loved Before' (don't hate me!) and I hated 'Sierra Burgess is a Loser' with a passion. But 'Tall Girl'? 'Tall Girl' really got to me.

Although I can't relate to the title of the movie (I stand at 5'0" ehe), 'Tall Girl' had everything I missed about the teen movies of old.

For starters, right from the beginning, Griffin Gluck (Jack Dunkleman) reminded me so much of Anthony Michael Hall in 'Sixteen Candles'. And Luke Eisner (Stig Mohlin), despite his bad Swedish accent, was SOOOOO dreamy, it almost hurt.

The makeover near the middle of the movie was so reminiscent of any old school movie where the girl removes her ponytail and puts on some makeup and suddenly becomes a hot girl. The same goes for Jodi's speech at the homecoming dance.

My favorite parts, though? When Dunkers gives her Pleasers. They're basically a brand of high heels that we wear for pole dancing. The minute she opened them, I knew exactly what they were - and when he mentioned that he bought them at a drag queen store, it was definitely confirmed. :p Here's an old Instagram post of me wearing one of my own pairs of Pleaser shoes:

On a deeper level, I like how 'Tall Girl' touched on bullying and the effects it has on a high school student's mind, while also showing how it can affect the student's parents. I know some people think the premise sounds a bit shallow, being bothered about something like height when there are so many bigger issues out there; but when you're in high school, things like that really matter.

I remember I was always bullied for having bad teeth and for not speaking Filipino and although it didn't really take a toll on me as much (growing up in a country where foreigners - Asians included - were bashed and bullied non-stop gave me pretty thick skin), we can't really decide how hard things like this may hit a kid's self-esteem or mental health.

I also love the emphasis on family relationships, in general, and that ending? I found myself crying so hard out of laughter and happiness... though that might also be coz I'm getting my period soon. :p

Overall, 'Tall Girl' is a light, fun, and entertaining movie to watch. It got a lot of backlash when the trailer came out, but I gotta admit I enjoyed it immensely. Have you seen it yet? What did you think of it? :)