Sam Milby and Bea Soriano covers Metro magazine The Holiday Issue: December 2012

LET'S HEAR IT FOR NEW YORK! Metro Magazine takes on the Empire State, featuring entertainment heartthrob Sam Milby and fashionable 'It' girl Bea Soriano! With TWO SPECIAL COVERS that will bring you from the polished Central Park gardens of Manhattan to the hip back alleys of Brooklyn—METRO's DECEMBER ISSUE IS OUT NOW! The issue also features “60 pages of the year’s biggest trends!” and “Christmas A-Z (Everything you need to look stellar for the holiday)”.

Sam is set to be back on primetime television via Against All Odds, a drama series that also stars Judy Ann Santos and KC Concepcion.

Read more about him, and “It” girl Bea, in Metro mag’s Dec 2012 issue, out now in leading stands for only P150.

Photograph BJ Pascual
Creative Director Patrick Ty
Makeup Jenna Menard (Clinique Global Colour Artist)
Hair Crews (Shu Uemura Art of Hair) — with Leo Crews Jr.

Dairy Queen’s Black Forest collection will make your Holidays more special!

Dairy Queen’s Black Forest collection is a classic favorite that will never go out of style. It is the perfect blend for the holiday season.

The Black Forest Blizzard is made from Dairy Queen’s classic soft-serve vanilla ice cream blended with maraschino cherry, cherry syrup, chocolate chunks, and even made more delectable with brownies and cocoa fudge. Now available also with Mint, this Holiday favorite is made even more perfect for the season. Available in three sizes: 9oz (P89), 12oz (P109) and 16oz (p129).

Also available for the Holidays is the refreshing Black Forest MooLatte, Dairy Queen’s soft-serve  vanilla ice cream is blended to perfection with coffee base, maraschino cherries, cherry syrup, and cocoa fudge that will make you feel the Holiday cheer even more. Available in 6oz (P59) and 12oz (P109).

Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends by sharing a Black Forest Blizzard Cake with them. Made of rich vanilla ice cream blended with maraschino cherry, cherry syrup, chocolate chunks, brownie and cocoa fudge, it is just as tasty as the Black Forest Blizzard but made even more festive just for the Christmas season. Available for P799 only.

To top it all of is the special DQ Christmas Dilly Bar. Shaped like a Christmas Tree, this soft serve ice cream treat covered with rich chocolate and edible green trimming is available for only P39.

Dairy Queen knows how to give gifts that keep on giving, so for the Christmas season, DQ will be giving away 2 New iPads through their Black Forest Greetings Facebook promo. Please see image below for complete mechanics:

Bringing the house down with TDK and XtremeMac

Manila, Philippines – If it’s all about upgrading the fun, you can always count on and be sure of TDK and XtremeMac to deliver. As part of its continuous efforts to bring the brand closer to its consumers and mesh it with a lifestyle activity, XtremeMac and TDK have organized an Open Mic Night. And by that, it pretty much translates to a Rockeoke event where anyone can have his 4 minutes of stardom and take home TDK and/or XtremeMac prizes to boot.

Last Thursday, 25 October 2012, was no different. TDK and XtremeMac gathered a handful of Manila’s most active bloggers to participate in a night of cheerful delights. Initially, people were shy (and sober?) about the whole idea of taking over the stage. But eventually, with the food and drinks and the rock-filled air of anticipation people started to loosen up. Not to mention that the idea of fulfilling the fantasy of being a pop star encouraged the bar-goers to fall in line for the microphone. Hence, to describe the Open Mic Night as fun and enjoyable would be an understatement.

Catch Open Mic Nights by TDK and XtremeMac every Thursday 10pm at Alphonse Bistro and Bar (City Golf Complex, Dona Julia Vargas St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City)

Follow TDK on the following:
Twitter:           @tdkphilippines
Instagram:       @tdklifeonrecordph

Follow XtremeMac on the following:
Twitter:           @xtrememacph
Instagram:       @xtrememacph


LUI Castaneda
CASTRO and Associates Public Relations

Il Terrazzo LUXE BAZAAR (Pre-Christmas Sale)

Christmas in the air! And when it’s a time of gift giving, it’s also the time for gift buying! So why not opt for an alternative boutique shopping experience that’s better from crowded and busy malls. Il Terrazzo presents LUXE: A Pre Christmas Sale happening on November 10-11 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Penthouse Level!

Start your Christmas shopping early with great finds from our retailers while enjoying the chill sounds of a live DJ, snacks and cocktails! 

Entrance is free and we’ll also be giving away great raffle prizes to boot! So see you this weekend at LUXE!

Il Terrazzo is located at 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Madriñan St., Quezon City, Philippines. For inquiries, call (02) 374 8378.

Tickle Your Funny Bone While You Shop @Il Terrazzo

Manila, Philippines – Feeling somber, stressed, and plagued with life problems? Then come to the event that gives the best medicine – laughter! Il Terrazzo presents Tickle Your Funny Bones! Without a doubt, this will be a night of giggling, laughter, and overjoyed spirits. This might just be the break and unwinding you need! 

Tickle Your Funny Bones will be featuring Comedy Cartel, one of the premier comedy guilds in the Philippines. They specialize in the art of stand-up comedy and have sent the Master, Alex Calleja and company to entertain you throughout the night!

Tickle Your Funny Bones will deliver their pee-inducing comedy spiels on November 10, 2012, Saturday, 7PM, at the Il Terrazzo lobby (fountain area). The best things about this is that the show is open to the public; so feel free to invite your family, friends, everyone! 

Anthony and David Semerad on Garage Magazine November 2012

The Semerad Twins, Anthony and David Semerad are on the cover of Garage Magazine November 2012 issue. The hunky twins have been quite visible since they were seen in Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited as house guests. They've been in big fashion events like the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2012 and Bench Universe. They have also been seen escorting Kapatid celebrity Ruffa Gutierrez in an awards night.

Other features inside garage November 2012 issue include 150+ Must-Have Essentials For The Holiday Season, YoungBlood Movement: The Creatives Redefining Filipino Art, and a lot more.

Grab your copy of Garage November 2012 issue with the Semerad Twins, Anthony and David Semerad on the cover available at your favorite stands nationwide.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012


The Yabang Pinoy Filipino Pride movement celebrates its 8th year by celebrating PHmade products worth buying, at the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar on November 10-11 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 will feature a lineup of brands and products made with 100 percent Filipino Love and Pride: in ladies', men's, and children's apparel, accessories, jewelry, bags and shoes, beachwear, travel accessories, home décor, home and wellness products, as well as Filipino art and design.

“We would like to showcase Filipino culture and the Filipinos' passion, creativity, pride and originality through handcrafted accessories, art pieces and products. We believe that constantly improving our products and making our humble business grow is the best way to support our local community and the Philippine economy,” shared Elaine Orozco.

Cat Limson of Bedazzle said: “I've joined Global Pinoy Bazaar ever since it started. I like being with people with creative minds.  I like meeting budding entrepreneurs as well.”

Mariel Veluz of Sewn testified: “I had my first selling activity with Global Pinoy Bazaar in 2008. Since then I've been joining it every year as a tradition to promote locally made products. It helped Sewn to become what it is now. I truly believe in their mission to be proud of what we Filipinos have.”

“Global Pinoy Bazaar showcases the brilliance in design and craftsmanship of Filipino entrepreneurs. Global Pinoy Bazaar is about furthering the movement to instill pride among Filipinos on homegrown talent and locally-made products,” reiterated by Willite Fajardo of Silly Monkey Clothing.

Other exhibitors include Agos Pilipinas, Dodong Purontong, Doodled Tees, MY Likha, Rurungan sa Tubon Foundation, DCG Fashion, Babaylan Treasures, Bead It By Mikki, BUG&KELLY, Cultus Couture, Designs By Abby Jocson, Dragonfly Desserts, Whisk, Erb and Chet, Erzullie, Estrellas Manila, HDY Trading, Home and Office Accessories, I love Koi, Kandi Treats, Likhang Artesana Inc., Lotus Bloom, Lulu Swing, Marble and Co., MISISPI, Papelapelap, Pic Season, Polymer Guild of the Philippines, Precious Herbal Pillow, Sabrina, Sewn Sandals, Sinude, Sol Accessories, Manila Sole, Storage Solutions, SUELAS, The Artland Printer, The Greenbean Company, Theo and Philo, Ti & Me Handiworks Co., TONI & BERNE, Toppicks Clothing, Tribute Shoes, V&M Naturals, Vesti, W.E Garage, Your Unik Xchange, Zeal Carry Enterprises, Zelisse Intimates, Tinywonder Trading, DCG Fashion, Aromateria Scents & Sensibilities, With Love Clothing, Pink Label, Yadu, Kape ni Juan, among others.

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