Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Getting a good reception with a record of 674 watches traded in last 2012, the TechnoMarine Trade Up is back for the second time!

For the whole month of July, you can now own a new TechnoMarine watch at 40% off when you trade in your working or non-working TechnoMarine watches* at official stores.
*With or without strap, but with complete case, bezel and mechanism.
So why trade up?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Adventurous. Vintage. Fresh.

That's basically describing the Maverick Collection of TW Steel.

Picking up from the success of The Son of Time collaboration of TW Steel Chief Designer Ton Cobelens with Amsterdam based custom motorcycle builder Roderick Seibert, it was clear that the market was ready for a full TW Steel Collection.

The Maverick Collection features a total of 42 different executions with each model offered in both 45mm to 8mm size. Each Maverick timepiece design comes in three versions. The first, a super-clean three-hand, comes with a Miyota 2417 movement and brushed case and bezel; the second, a chrono, is powered by a big calibre 6S21 movement and stands out with two chrono eyes and shiny case and bezel. Except for the PVD black coated executions, which come with a matt sandblasted finish. The third design, an equally impressive automatic, shares the same shiny case and bezel and houses a Seiko NH35 movement with an exclusive Geneva pattern rotor. The PVD black-coated executions again come with a matt sandblasted finish.

Check out the rest of the collection:
MS3 45 (Php26,000)
MS4 48 (Php27,000)
MB13 45 (Php26,000)
MB14 48 (Php27,000) 
MS13 45 (Php26,000)
MS14 48 (Php27,000)
MS23 45 (Php26,000)
MS24 48 (Php27,000)
MS33 45 (Php29,000)
MS34 48 (Php30,000)
"Just over ten years ago, we began our company by launching an iconic timepiece collection that shook up the market and established us a bold new attitude in the watchmaking world," states Jordy Cobelens, CEO and co-owner of TW Steel. "Now ten years on it's only appropriate that we shake the market up again with the launch of a new design icon."

TW Steel Chief Design Officer and co-owner, Ton Cobelens adds: "Of course our new designs still carry our trademark attitude and boldness, but take a new direction, perfectly blending our TW Steel style with vintage appeal from the Sport Heritage world. We really enjoyed working with roderick to bring the Son of Time to life, smashing two worlds together! There we found inspiration to make our Maverick Collection a reality, bringing TW Steel's unique style and emotion to a new audience."

TW Steel watches are available at TW STEEL Boutiques (Shangri-La Plaza, The Podium, Century City Mall, SM Aura, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall & SM Makati), Lucerne, Le Temps (Resorts World Manila), Chronos, Swiss Gear, Wristpod and Adora.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Dads, contrary to what most people say, are not the hardest to gift with. Remember that "Best Dad Ever" mug or that pink shirt you gave him last Father's Day? Chances are he still uses it. Over and over again. That's how easy it is to give him something the same way it's easy for him to appreciate it. Now moms women in general, that's a totally different story.

This Father's Day, allow me to make things a bit more easier by suggesting the best gift you can give dad this special day. Get him a scent that best suits his lifestyle! You (and your dad) might think that spending around Php5,000 for a bottle of perfume is a splurge. But why not? Your dad deserves it. And if you're gonna do the math, that's only around Php400 spent per month for a bottle to last him until the next Father's Day.

So what's your dad like?

Whatever type of dad he is, there's a scent perfect for him.

The Sporty Dad
For the man who is always up and about, who loves sports and outdoor activities, choose a fresh scent that will energize him through his active lifestyle.
*New* EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 ENERGIZED 100ml (Php5,150)
Boss Bottled Unlimited 50ml (Php4,350), 100ml (Php5,450)
Dunhill Desire Silver 50ml (Php3,250), 100ml (Php4,250)
Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme 40ml (Php3,450), 75ml (Php4,350), 125ml (Php6,050)
Wildblue by Banana Republic 50ml (Php2,350), 100ml (Php2,950)
HUGO Man Extreme 60ml (Php3,850), 100ml (Php5,250)
Gentlemen Only Parisian Break by Givenchy 100ml (Php4,950) *Limited Edition
The Young and Sexy Dad
For the man who has youthful enthusiasm, vigorous and active lifestyle and a self-assured charisma that radiates in the way he carries himself, choose a scent that will drive his confidence, energize his lifestyle and fit his sensual nature.
Gucci Guilty Eau Pour Homme 50ml (Php4,350), 90ml (Php5,750)
Boss The Scent 50ml (Php4,350), 100ml (Php5,950)
Modern Man by Banana Republic 30ml (Php1,800), 50ml (Php2,300), 100ml (Php2,900)
Intenso by Dolce&Gabbana 40ml (Php3,550), 75ml (Php4,550), 125ml (Php6,250)
Kenzo L'eau Intense for Him 30ml (Php2,850), 50ml (Php3,850), 100ml (Php4,950)
The Sophisticated Dad
For the man who exudes elegance, a wise and sophisticated traveler, values culture, and take fashion seriously, choose an audacious and stylish scent that embodies the perfect union of strength and sensitivity.
Gucci Made to Measure 50ml (Php4,650), 90ml (Php5,950)
Dunhill ICON 50ml (Php3,850), 100ml (Php4,950)
Jade Dragon by Shanghai Tang 100ml (Php5,850)
Hugo Boss Bottled 50ml (Php4,350), 100ml (Php5,450)
Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir 30ml (Php2,950), 100ml (Php4,750)
The Classic Dad
For Dad who comes from the highest class now at the top of his game, an outstanding example of the modern man of lasting worth and timeless taste, choose a scent that reflects his strong persona and charismatic appeal.
Dunhill Icon Absolute 100ml (Php5,750)
Philippe by Charriol 100ml (Php5,450)
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noir Sport 50ml (Php3,850), 100ml (Php5,450)
Mandarin Tea by Shanghai Tang 100ml (5,850)

Givenchy, Charriol, Cartier, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Shanghai Tang, Kenzo, Banana Republic, Dolce & Gabbana and Escada Fragrances are exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corporation and available in leading department stores nationwide.

Friday, June 3, 2016


SneakPeek Unlocked, SneakPeek's highly anticipated series of exclusive product launches, held its 12th installment as it unveiled the limited edition ASICS Gel Kayano x Packer Shoes last May 21 at the SneakPeek store in Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

The ASICS Gel Kayano x Packer Shoes "Triple Red" features a lush suede build, embossed tonal branding and synthetic caging.

And for Php7,900, I think it's a good deal given that only a limited number of pairs (48 to be exact) was made available in the Philippines.

Of course, I just have to get a pair.
Staple Pigeon pullover // Sneakpeek
Penshoppe jogger pants
ASICS Gel Kayano x Packer Shoes // Sneakpeek


SneakPeek is owned and operated by the Primer Group of Companies - Asia's next retail giant, and is located at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Bluebay Walk, Eastwood Citywalk, Ayala Center Cebu, Ronac Art Center, Marquee Mall and Solenad 3, Nuvali.

Follow SneakPeek online: Facebook and @The_SneakPeek on Instagram.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


"We are thrilled to announce that UNIQLO will open four new stores in Luzon by May and two new stores in Visayas by June as we continue to bring high-quality and innovative clothing to Filipinos," says Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Philippines.

Joining UNIQLO stores in Luzon are branches in UP Town Center in Quezon City, Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Laguna, Evia Center Vista City in Daang Hari Road, Cavite City, and SM City Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija.

UNIQLO is also expanding in Visayas with new stores in Iloilo City and Bacolod City, in addition to existing branches in SM City Cebu and SM Seaside City Cebu.

The new UNIQLO stores will offer its full range of everyday LifeWear essentials for men, women and children such as UT shirts, polos, blouses, denim jeans, leggings pants, and short pants. The stores will also carry proprietary products such as AIRism, HEATTECH, and Ultra-Light Down (ULD).

For more updates, fans may visit UNIQLO Philippines' website at and social media accounts,, and @uniqloph on Twitter and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Two exciting things about UNIQLO this summer of 2016:

1. UNIQLO's 2016 Spring Summer collection.

2. And their new roster of world-class ambassadors. Say hello to BJ Pascual and Lea Salonga! (Missing at the launch were Antoinette Jadaone and Kenneth Cobonpue).

More on UNIQLO's summer collection,

"UNIQLO constantly develops products of high-quality by incorporating state-of-the-art functionality without compromising style," says Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines General Manager.  "We are thrilled to showcase the 2016 summer pieces which are fit for everyone's summer daily needs."

From hitting the beach
The scorching heat during summer makes almost everyone want to hit the beach. UNIQLO's offerings are created to match the needs of anyone who wants to cool down while under the sun. Whether it is a Linen shirt made of 100% French linen, or a Polo shirt made with lightweight materials, UNIQLO collections can make your summer cool and breathable. To achieve that effortless laid-back look, roll up the sleeves and pair it with UNIQLO Short Pants.
or the office,
The office shouldn't restrain one from being in style this summer. Beat the heat and veer away from unsightly sweat marks with UNIQLO's Polo shirt line that has a distinctive DRY technology that dries sweat quickly and suppresses odor. It is made with stretch material that gives the wearer extra comfort and more room to move, enabling them to keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles.
to achieving that perfect summer body at the gym,
Keep that summer body fit and healthy despite the rising temperature. Stay active by wearing comfortable sportswear pieces such as UNIQLO's AIRism products. AIRism fibers incorporate an anti-odor function to keep the wearer fresh even in the most humid conditions. Its design provides greater stretch and ease of movement for particularly active people.

and my favorite, shopping --UNIQLO has got you covered, literally.
Avoid summer stress with uncomfortable clothes. UNIQLO allows one to be cool and relax on a weekend day out with its sleeveless Linen tops and 100% cotton shirts. Matched with equally comfortable jogger pants, one can freely run from one shopping mall to another.
UNIQLO Lifewear 2016 Spring Summer is now available nationwide.

UNIQLO's new summer pieces have also added more patterns and colors to fit the daily lifestyle of Filipinos. Truly, UNIQLO is the brand of choice this summer with distinct innovation and basic style sensibilities.

For more updates, fans may visit UNIQLO Philippines' website at and social media accounts,, @uniqloph on Twitter, and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Monday, April 11, 2016


From being wrapped up like a popsicle to sweating like a barbecue, I'm back in forever sunny Manila! Makes me want to go back to Korea and spend the rest of the summer there but that would be costly. And there's work, too. Good thing Baguio is just a few hours drive away.

Now that I've mentioned it, let me share to you the last time I went up the summer capital of the country.

Prior this trip, the last time I remember taking the bus to Baguio was way back in 1989. It was my first time.

Over the years (and after several non-bus rides later), I still find myself going up Baguio every now and then. Like Boracay, you don't get tired or say no to Baguio.
Photo taken on the last day going home.
You go to Baguio for two things: it's either for a reason or none at all. Now, I went there for a little of both. Actually, my reason's petty. I just wanna have a perfect backdrop to shoot my clothes at because some of them weren't that appropriate to wear anymore (jacket, anyone?) in the metro. And to think it was just early January when I went there. So there I was, bags (and yaya/photographer) in tow, taking the bus on my way Baguio for the nth time.