Saturday, August 12, 2017

Boost your Fitness Journey with the Sun Life Aquathlon

Hey guys!

Last Thursday, August 10, Sun Life held a press conference for the upcoming "Sun Life Aquathlon" 

Sun Life Financial Philiipines is eager to support the growing interest in multisport competitions and its bid to promote health and wellness among Filipinos, they will be hosting the first-ever Sun Life Aquathlon on September 17,2017.

BTW, for those who are not familiar with an aquathlon, it consists of a continuos, two-staged race involving swimming followed by running. Wow! that sounds more fun that your usual fun run, and it's something I would love to try if I have extra time for proper training. ;)


The Sun Life Aquathlon is designed to be the perfect race for the newbie who wishes to get his/her feet wet in multisport, while it gives the race-honed triathlete a variation in his/her training program.

There will be two(2) categories:
- The "Aqua Full" which features a 400-meter swim and a 5-km run.
- The "Aqua Lite" which consists of a 200-meter swim and a 3-km run.


Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer, Mylene Lopa started the program and talked about their mission to help Filipinos achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives, and the Sun Life Aquathlon.

Ms.Jaymie Pizarro was also there, she talked about GoWell, a wellness community created by Sun Life that promotes holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating, and living a balanced life.


A representative from the Sun Life Aquathlon Organizers,  Bike King Philippines, one of the country's trusted and leading multisport event organizers, explained to us the planned flow of the Aquathlon;

The race will kick off at the Makati Aqua Sports Arena (MASA), where aquathletes will start with the swim in the 50-meter long MASA pool, before heading to the transitionarea to don their running gear. After crossing the overpass that links MASA to the University of Makati (UMak), they will then complete the run in UMak's track, before finally making their way to the finish line.

Registration for the Sun Life Aquathlon opened last June 1 and will last until August 15 or until slots last. The Sun Life Aquathlon also gives participants in the "Aqua Full" category the chance to earn points for Bike King's annual campaign dubbed "Multisport Athlete of the Year" a series of awatds given to men and women who have excelled in Bike King's different multisport events.

The Sun Life Aquathlon is also supported by Speedo, Gatorade, Timex, and Gardenia.
To find out more about the event, visit http://bikekingphilippines.com/events_sunlife-aquathlon_event-details.html

And that's it for today guys!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Get Pampered and win a trip to London with Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

Hey guys!

Pampering is one of my favorite types of relaxation, it's some sort of a reward that I give myself once a week, I'm always excited to go to my fave Nail Salon every weekend to get my nails done, and I'm even more excited now that I learned that my fave Nail Salon is giving away a surprise to one lucky client. :)



Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa pinned London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo. 

“It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty. Last year we gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, we are going further and treat 
them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.

“By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two” added Baterina.

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting their
website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics

And that's it gals, what are you waiting for!?' Go visit a Nailaholics branch near you and get pampered, you might be the lucky one who will win a trip to London!

'Till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Open Beta Testing is here!

Hey guys!

And hey to my fellow gamers specially fellow RO fans today is the day that we've all been waiting for!


After the original launch in 2003, millions of users in the Philippines alone flooded the game and its servers for more than a decade.

It has been two years of hiatus since it was out of the Philippines, publishing partners Electronics Extreme and ELITE officially announces that the OPEN BETA TEST (Commercial Launch) of the historical MMORPG Ragnarok Online Philippines will rise today, June 29, 2017 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

Ragnarok Online has been revolutionized while keeping the best loved aspects of the original. Aptly named Revo-classic, Electronics Extreme made massive improvements to the traditional game features and set a FREE-TO-PLAY / FREE-TO-WIN game model to maintain the game balance.

Job class updates (Class 2-2) will go live within six months after the OBT commercial launch and High Class 1-2 character jobs will be made available within one to two years.

All concerns about botting and other cheating software are going to be resolved with the collaboration with game security service, CheatDefender, assuring the gamers of the best game experience. 

In addition to the release of multiple maps and item mall, the game play is set to have an overabundance of exciting activities. The game has been optimized from carefully gathered feedback from gamers and fans to create the best experience for the well-loved classic.

THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE HAS RISEN.
What are you waiting for? REGISTER an account NOW.


For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website at https://ragnarokonline.com.ph or the official Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RagnarokOnline.com.ph/ or you can follow them on their Twitter page/Instagram at  @ragnarok ph

That's it guys!

'Till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Gravity Co. Ltd.

Gravity was established in April 2000, and listed on the NASDAQ as a global online game company. GRAVITY is widely known for its successful development of the internationally acclaimed MMORPG title, Ragnarok Online, and is also developing and servicing a full lineup of next-generation game titles including the sequel Ragnarok Online II, Requiem which will continue the success of Ragnarok Online in the years to come. Also, GRAVITY is strengthening its publishing business by providing a wide variety of renowned game titles to our users based on the company’s powerful global network. For more information visit www.gravity.co.kr


Electronics Extreme Ltd.

Electronics Extreme Ltd. is an online entertainment service provider founded in 2014 with the goal of becoming a leading gaming provider with a team of experienced gaming entrepreneurs and gamers who understand the needs of fellow gamers. It aims to implement our policy of selecting and launching quality games and creating a community of gamers, internet cafe operators and partners in businesses associated with the gaming industry such as resellers of prepaid cards, media in the gaming industry, internet data center, and internet service provider (ISP). For more information visit http://extreme.co.th


ELITE Global Sourcing Inc.

ELITE GLOBAL SOURCING (ELITE) is currently the Philippine publishing partner of Electronics Extreme Ltd., an online entertainment service provider based in Thailand. ELITE and Electronics Extreme’s first published game in the Philippines is the relaunched Ragnarok Online .ELITE is an international Game Management Solutions Provider based in the Philippines with its corporate headquarters located in the United States. Headquartered in California, ELITE and its predecessor have been in the Philippines and North America Gaming scenes for nearly a decade, as the premier Publishing, Operations and Marketing partner for Global Game Publishers in multiple genres ranging from Massively Multiplayer Online, First-Person Shooter, Web browser, Mobile, Social Network and Console games. Since then, the company has continued to build an impressive game portfolio with their extensive game industry knowledge and operational expertise. For more information visit http://elitegsl.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Closed Beta Testing will be live in a few hours!

Hey guys!

Calling all fellow gamers out there specially RO fans, here's an update about the upcoming relaunch of our fave MMORPG, I've mentioned in my last RO focused post, that the CBT launch is around mid June, here's an update and what you need to know about the CBT that will start today.


Ragnarok Online (RO), the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) in the Philippines which revolutionized the landscape of online gaming will once again open the gates of Rune Midgard.

We have been waiting for this day, when publishing partner companies Electronics Extreme Ltd., and ELITE, will begin its CLOSED BETA TEST, TODAY June 20, 2017, 3:00 pm. Henceforth, beta testers will get firsthand experience and involvement on this phase by helping the ROPH team in providing the best MMORPG experience.

During the Ragnarok Online’s Q & A Session, last May 12, 2017, Kamphee “Ken” Phiromwad, Managing Director of Electronics Extreme, and ELITE CEO Johnny Paek revealed some of the most awaited game details:

·         It will be protected by EasyDefender (Solid proof from Thailand), this improves the game experience with its anti-bot and cheat protection systems;
·         FREE TO WIN: All Key-items could be dropped in game. All you need is teamwork and assiduity. It will provide everything that gamers need to advance and thrive in-game;
·         An special Revo-Classic version of the game starting with the 2-1 class, with class 2-2 and high class expected within 6 months and 1-2 years, respectively;
·         The return of the demised Morroc Town;
·         Monsters will be back to their original spawn point and will ignore the level differences between players and monsters;
·         Guild Wars will be released within the first 3 weeks with Godly Items not be immediately available but will soon be released;
·         Customized events for the Philippines;
·         Revival of team competition through the Ragnarok World Championship; and
·         There will be 2 available servers in CBT, namely, Thor and Loki.

ELITE, ensures that there is a continuous improvement of game experience through gathering of data during and after CBT. There is also a 24/7 customer support that will be available to handle all concerns that the players may encounter.

*CBT Client ready for download on their official website.

THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE WILL RISE TODAY.
It is never too late, REGISTER an account NOW.

For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website at
https://ragnarokonline.com.ph or the official Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/RagnarokOnline.com.phor you can follow them on their Twitter page/Instagram at @ragnarok_ph

And that's it for today guys!

'Till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Gravity Co. Ltd.
Gravity was established in April 2000, and listed on the NASDAQ as a global online game company. GRAVITY is widely known for its successful development of the internationally acclaimed MMORPG title, Ragnarok Online, and is also developing and servicing a full lineup of next-generation game titles including the sequel Ragnarok Online II, Requiem which will continue the success of Ragnarok Online in the years to come. Also, GRAVITY is strengthening its publishing business by providing a wide variety of renowned game titles to our users based on the company’s powerful global network. For more information visit www.gravity.co.kr

Electronics Extreme Ltd.
Electronics Extreme Ltd. is an online entertainment service provider founded in 2014 with the goal of becoming a leading gaming provider with a team of experienced gaming entrepreneurs and gamers who understand the needs of fellow gamers. It aims to implement our policy of selecting and launching quality games and creating a community of gamers, internet cafe operators and partners in businesses associated with the gaming industry such as resellers of prepaid cards, media in the gaming industry, internet data center, and internet service provider (ISP). For more information visithttp://extreme.co.th

ELITE Global Sourcing Inc.
ELITE GLOBAL SOURCING (ELITE) is currently the Philippine publishing partner of Electronics Extreme Ltd., an online entertainment service provider based in Thailand. ELITE and Electronics Extreme’s first published game in the Philippines is the relaunched Ragnarok Online .ELITE is an international Game Management Solutions Provider based in the Philippines with its corporate headquarters located in the United States. Headquartered in California, ELITE and its predecessor have been in the Philippines and North America Gaming scenes for nearly a decade, as the premier Publishing, Operations and Marketing partner for Global Game Publishers in multiple genres ranging from Massively Multiplayer Online, First-Person Shooter, Web browser, Mobile, Social Network and Console games. Since then, the company has continued to build an impressive game portfolio with their extensive game industry knowledge and operational expertise. For more information visithttp://elitegsl.com

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon: Now Open in Ayala Harbor Point Subic

Hey guys!

Happy 119th independence day to my fellow Filipinos!

And today we're also celebrating the opening of another branch of a waxing salon that I really love.


Living in the Northern part of the Philippines can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.

When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! Ayala Harbor Point Subic.

And that's it!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 25 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, Unimart Greenhills and our newest branch Hey Sugar Ayala Harbor Point Subic. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 09366420530.

A Nail Salon in SM Fairview: Nailaholics

Hey guys!

And hey fellow north Q.C. pips!


You’re stuck in the office—amidst the fluorescent lights, meetings, deadlines and the humdrum of corporate life. Sometimes, all you really need to get back in the groove is to get away for a bit.

When the mood strikes, get up and head over to Nailaholics SM Fairview 2nd Level, where you can get ushered away from the tedium of everyday life and into the relaxing world of pampering.

Set amid beautiful Hampton’s themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away.

You may visit them to experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of our Friendly Technicians. Located at 2nd Level, SM Fairview.

Book your appointments today 0956-8462352.

And that's it!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

My First Ever Jjajangmyun

Hey Guys!

This is just a super quick food review, we bumped on to this Korean food counter called Seoul Kimbap located at Landmark Trinoma Foodcourt (the new one). I'm a sucker for Korean Dramas, so I was really curious about this noodle dish with brownish-black sauce that the characters in those dramas always eat, it's called Jjajjangmyun and when I saw the menu, it's the first thing that I've order from the counter.

I was expecting this to be a bit salty (I love salty food!) but unfortunately it's a bit bland, it also looked different from the Jjajangmyun that I've seen on TV shows, it looks like instant noodles with a bit of black brown bean sauce and with teeny tiny bits of veggies? Artificial meat? I really can't tell. :'(

Jjangmyun Php139 served with iced tea, side dish, and egg soup.

Good thing we've ordered two more dishes from the counter, their Curry Rice which we really liked, beef strips and potatoes in curry sauce topped over rice, it tastes like the usual Japanese Curry but a bit sweeter and not so spicy.
Curry Rice Php159 served with iced tea, side dish, and egg soup.

And their Spicy Seafood Ramen, which is a step up from the jjajangmyun.
Spicy Seafood Ramen Php139 served with iced tea, side dish, and egg soup.

And that's it! I was really disappointed with the Jjajangmyun, good thing that the Curry and Ramen is not as bad, I'm still looking for a Korean resto here on my area that offers Jjajangmyun and hopefully I'll find an authentic one. :)

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hey Sugar: The Sweetest Thing, made sweeter!

Hey guys!

Like love, some things in life are indeed sweeter the second time around and Hey Sugar, the most trusted, all natural and organic waxing destination across the Philippines, is up to spread this sweet, (and smooth) love once again with the return of Sweetest Thing Promo.



If iPhone 6 units were given away last year, Hey Sugar sweetens it up now with the newest iPhone 7 up for grabs. Anyone can definitely get a chance to win by simply heading onto any Hey Sugar salon nationwide starting from June 8 to September 30, 2017, avail of the exceptional signature services and for a minimum single receipt of Php 500, one gets to have one raffle entry. Three very lucky winners will be taking home the very sought-after prize.

It's going to be the best time to get that smooth and hair-free skin with the Sweetest Thing 2 Promo. Watch out for more updates and exciting promos and giveaways from Hey Sugar!
To get more details about the promo, visit www.heysugar.com.ph.

And that's it!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sun Life Financial Launches Sun Shorts 2

Hey guys!

Last Wednesday, June 7,2017 at Makati Shangri-La, Sun Life Financial launched Sun Shorts 2, a new collection of digital short films that highlight the relationships that make lives #brightertogether.
The first Sun Shorts was released way back 2012 and the project has been recognized by different prestigious local and international award-giving bodies, which lauded the creative approach to promoting insurance and investment products.


Sun Shorts 2 is one of the few campaigns and activities that Sun Life prepared for the 2017 (4th) Financial Independence Month (June).

Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer, Mylene Lopa explaining about Sun Shorts 2 and the activities and campaigns SunLife planned for the 4th Financial Independence Month.

Sun Shorts 2 will feature 3 short films with stories about love, hope, and commitment inspired by Sun Life's clients;

First film is "Waves", this was already released on www.sunshorts2.com and on the Sun Life FB page last June 7, directed by Zig Marasigan, it gives a peek into the lives and hearts of millennials. It features Marco, a surfing instructor who lives a carefree life, who falls in love with Amanda. Will the waves bring them closer together?

Second is "She Said, She Said", this will premier on June 14, directed by Nic Reyes, it's about the journey of a young single mom. Questions hound her, as she struggles to raise her daughter alone while striving to reach her own dreams. Is she doing the right thing? Is she enough for her daughter? As her doubts grow, she will find the comfort she needs in the last place she thought of looking.

Last but not the least is "Sayaw" this will premier on June 21, directed by Mihk Vergara, the film delves into the part of a love story that's not often explored. When the feelings start to fade and a couple starts to drift apart, what should it take for them to find their rhythm and rediscover the steps to a dance they used to to so well?

Of course, I'm going to share some of my thoughts (promise, no spoilers for the last two films!) about the shorts, I loved every single minute, scratch that, every single second of each film, all of them left me teary eyed, (by teary eyed I mean I almost cried but I have to stop myself because I don't wanna cry while I'm surrounded by a lot of people at the premier :D) specially waves which is my second fave and sayaw my ultimate fave, the films also made me think about the things that I'm currently taking for granted, and the things that I should start doing now.


Here are some photos from the launch.

The directors talking about the shorts and giving us some insights about their experience while filming.


And the Sun Life brand Ambassadors; Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Judy Anne Santos, and Ms.Charo Santos shared their thoughts and reactions about the shorts and how they can relate to the characters in the stories.


 Sun Life has a surprise for those who will watch the Sun Shorts on their FB page, it's their Tag & Talk 2 Tokyo Promo, just watch Sun Shorts, tag a friend, for a chance to fly to tokyo.


The Sun Life brand ambassadors posing with the directors of Sun Shorts 2.


BTW guys just like like what I've mentioned above, aside from releasing Sun Shorts 2, Sun Life will also hold a series of activities throughout June (4th Financial Independence Month) as a next step for those who would like to boost their financial journey. It's to give Filipinos the opportunity to learn about life insurance and mutual funds. For details about the upcoming activities, you can visit @sunlifeph on twitter and on IG, and their FB page.

And that's it for today!

Hope you'll all watch the Sun Shorts films, and if you did, please do share you're thoughts with me. ;)

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sun Life #LiveBrighter Session with Jonathan Yabut

Hey Everyone!

Last Wednesday, I attended Sun Life Financial's #LiveBrighter Session, it was held at the very cozy Gallery at Aspace located in Makati.

BTW, Sun Life's #LiveBrighter Sessions is a series of educational meet ups for potential and aspiring financial advisors where they show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession.

What's really special about this recent Live Brighter session is that Jonathan Yabut who is the first ever winner of the reality show "Aprentice Asia" was there as one of the speakers and shared a few of his ideals that helped him be what he is now. Here's a little background about Jonathan; after winning the mentioned reality show hosted by Malaysian business mogul Tony Fernandes, he served as Chief of Staff of Air Asia for a year, now runs his very own JY Consultancy & Ventures, which operates in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.


Aside from Jonathan, Mr. Juan Paulo "JP" Cruz Unit Manager-Jacaranda NBO of Sun Life Financial was also there as another speaker, he shared to us his very inspiring journey to brighter life by being a Sun Life Financial Advisor, he also gave us some insights of the perks that he is enjoying now that he is a successful Sun Life advisor.

Here are some snaps of the speakers.
From L-R; Ms.Fin Bernardo, Sun Life Financial Advisor Recruitment Manager who welcomed us at the start of the session, Jonathan Yabut, and Mr.JP Cruz.

Of course I also want to share to you guys the 4 important ideals that Jonathan shared to us that night, these are also what helped him win the Aprentice Asia.

There's also one last thing that is not in the photo; according to Jonathan, "The secret to success is out there: it's called GRIT" this is the most important thing that helped him emerge as the winner of the Apprentice Asia.

This is my favorite part of the session, when Jonathan told us the story of the $1.4M lettuce of Delta Airlines (yes! you have read right, lettuce!). A staff of the airlines suggested to the higher ups that they remove the lettuce from the meals that they serve in flight because almost everyone don't consume it and it also stinks big time when they dispose the leftovers, the airline's executives considered and executed the idea. After a few months, they conducted a survey to their clients to know how they felt after they removed the lettuce from the in flight meals, they were surprised that a lot of them didn't even notice that there's a lettuce, and some of them think the plate even looks cleaner, that one simple move, saved the airlines $1.4M in just one year.

The scenario can be compared to our lives, we might be keeping a lot of unnecessary things (can be a person, a hobby, a side job etc.) that when we decide to let go, it can save us a lot of time and energy or even money that we can use for more important things.

Here's a glimpse of the session, very cozy isn't it? It was a very educational and eye opening night for me, I was very inspired by Jonathan's and JP's stories, and those made me realize what are the important life goals that i need to prioritize now. :)
Photo credit: instagram.com/sunlifeph

And of course I got to have a photo with Jonathan Yabut! :)
Special thanks to Jaimie of themermaidinstilettos.com for taking this pic :)

And that's it for today guys!

BTW, Live Brighter Sessions are also set to be held in Cebu and Davao. For more details you can visit and follow @sunlifeph on facebook, twitter, and instagram.
If you want to know more about how to become a Sun Life Advisor you can visit bitly.com/sunlifeadvisor .

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

DUBAI-BASED SUPERMODEL AND FITNESS GURU RANIA GAMAL PROMOTES PHILIPPINES AS A MUST SEE SUMMER DESTINATION FOR MIDDLE EASTERN TRAVELLERS

Hey guys!

With summer holiday just around the corner, Dubai-based celebrity, model and fitness guru Rania Gamal went to the Philippines recently to discover breathtaking places that will surely enjoy by people living in Dubai and the rest of the Middle East region and will be the perfect getaway destination for the upcoming holiday season.



BATANGAS and MANILA
Rania Gamal visited one of the country’s popular summer destinations for locals – Batangas. Rania stayed at Acuatico Beach and Resort Hotel that was owned by the famous Filipino designer Mama Rene Salud’s family. During her stay, Rania enjoyed the stunning beach and sunset in the property. She has experience local food like seafood, Batangas lomi, Barako coffee, to name a few, where she found exactly right for Middle Easterns to try.



During her stay in Batangas, Rania also had a photoshoot for Playboy Philippines’ Renegade issue where she is on their prestigious cover and for luxury travel magazine Xpedition Middle East.
After Batangas, Rania explored the bustling city of Manila where she stayed at City of Dreams in Pasay City.

With close to 100,000 tourist arrival from the Middle East region in 2016, Rania encourages more people from region to visit the Philippines and explore its stunning beaches and hospitable people.
“I plan to visit more cities in the Philippines on my next visit. I would like to explore the beaches of Boracay and Palawan as I heard they have the world’s best beaches and coastlines”



“With Middle Eastern continuously looking for a place to spend their holidays, I believe that it is high time for Philippines to be recognize as the MUST SEE summer destination most especially for Middle Eastern travelers”

“I hope that many establishment will cater more to Muslim tourists like halal food options and halal kitchen so Muslim travelers will be more confident on visiting the country”

The Middle East market are known as quality travelers – they stay longer and spend bigger compared to other to tourism markets.

Rania Gamal plans to collaborate further with Philippine Department of Tourism Middle East office to further promote the Philippines in the Middle East region.



About Rania Gamal

Rania Gamal is a Dubai-based fitness guru, model, actress and TV presenter. She started modelling when she was 17 years old while living in Germany and was the face of Loreal products and the cover of different international magazines. Rania loves traveling the world and she can speak 5 languages fluently including Arabic, English, Danish, German and French. Rania is also a fitness, lifestyle, and health aficionado teaching women not only to eat healthily but also about being independent and being empowered. She had her post graduate diploma in PR & Journalism at World Media Academy, a school accredited by Washington-based ICFJ (International Centre for Journalist). Rania Gamal was also the official host for P. O. W. E. R. E. D. (Professional Overseas Women Empowerment, Recognition and Equality Day) held in Vesna Restaurant and Lounge at Conrad Hotel.

And that's it for today!

XoXo
:)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

#MakeitMutual with Sun Life Asset Management

Hey Guys!

Last Wednesday, May 17,2017, Sun Life Asset Management held #MakeitMutual at B-Hotel Quezon City, present at the event were Gerald "GB" Bautista, Head of Bank and Alternative Distribution Channels of SLAMCI, Mylene Lopa, Chief Marketing Officer Sun Life Financial -Philippines, and Actor, Matteo Guidicelli.

At the event, they announced that they will be launching a new campaign called "Make It Mutual" a series of vlogs (video blogs) featuring Matteo Guidicelli which aims to educate Filipinos especially Millennials who are between 25 to 35 years old about how investing in mutual funds can make them achieve their life goals.

The vlogs will discuss topics that are relevant to personal finance, such as growing one's money, beating inflation and investing regularly.

All the vlogs will be released and shared in different social networking sites so it will be very accesible to us millenials who wanted to learn more about investing.

BTW, I just want to share this to you guys, I myself is a millennial who started working just a few years ago, and surprise surprise! I'm still having a hard time saving up, it's really hard to resist temptations knowing that I have access to my savings that's just sitting in my bank account, and everything's just a swipe away. Whenever I tell myself that I won't touch the money in that savings account, I still end up buying something online, or splurging a lot in that most anticipated 3 day sale of a local mall, and of course one of the biggest culprit is my online game addiction, I'm never contented that my in game avatar is just average, I always wanted to be stronger than other players, and I need to spend money to achieve that, that's the current cycle of my life. That's the reason why i'm really excited to learn about investing in mutual funds, it'll be a way for me to be able to break that never ending cycle.

#MakeItMutual was a really eye opening event for me, aside from learning that Matteo is a fellow millennial, (he's only 27 guys!) I learned that we can start investing in mutual funds with just Php5,000  via the Sun Life Prosperity Card, and you can add a minimum of Php1,000 to the fund every pay day or whenever you have extra money for saving, isn't it awesome? Everytime we hear or read about investments, mutual funds, etc. we always think that we'll need to have tons of money to be able to start, but with the Sun Life Properity Card, you can start with just Php5,000 and make it grow eventually. It's still best to talk to a financial advisor so that you can be guided how to start the right way.
You can visit www.sunlifeprosperity.com.ph to know more.

Here are some photos from the event. :)

From L-R; Gerald Bautista, Matteo Guidicelli, and Mylene Lopa
Gerald Bautista explaining about Mutual Funds
Mylene Lopa talking about the Make It Mutual Campaign
Matteo talking about Make it Mutual
Q&A session with Gerald Bautista, Matteo, and Mylene Lopa
And that's it for today!
Stay tuned for the Make It Mutual vlogs in Sun Life's SNS accounts, you can follow them on the ff links;
instagram.com/sunlifeph
facebook.com/sunlifeph

Oh before I forget, Sun Life will be conducting some financial planning sessions on these areas;

Metro Manila
June 15
June 29
July 27

Cebu
July 1

Davao
July 13

You can check their social media links above for more details. ;)

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ragnarok Online will be Relaunching Next Month here in the Philippines

Hey guys!

This is actually the promised update post about the upcoming relaunch of Ragnarok Online here in the Philippines, there were tons of questions that were left unanswered last May 7, at the RagnaFestival held at SM City North Edsa, so Elite and Electronics Extreme organized a Press Conference last May 12,2017 where they presented the details about the upcoming relaunch, they also invited a few active RO guild leaders to join the Q&A session last Friday.

Present to answer all of our questions were Mr.Kamphee "Ken" Phiromwad Managing Director of Electronics Extreme and Mr.Johnny Paek, CEO of Elite.

We're lucky to have a clear copy of the slides that were presented that day, here they are, most of the details about the upcoming relaunch are here in these slides. ;)


These were presented by Sir Ken of Electronics Extreme.















So there you go, of course additional questions were asked after the presentation, here are the important answers and details that were not mentioned in the slides above;

*It will be Free to Play

*There will be NO IP RESTRICTIONS, even if you're outside the country, you can still play the game and join the fun!

*You can open up to 5 clients in one PC

*There will be a lot of convinient ways to top up, the top up card will be back for sure! 

*You can now pre-register for an account at www.ragnarokonline.com.ph

Of course, I had to have a pic with these awesome guys behind the relaunch  of our fave MMORPG here in PH. :)

And that's it for today!

For more details and announcements about Ragnarok Online Philippines, you can visit their FB Page, it's www.facebook.com/RagnarokOnline.com.ph

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)