MADISON 101 HOTEL + TOWER: On Versatility & Convenience

MADISON 101 HOTEL + TOWER: On Versatility & Convenience

Exclusive look on Madison 101 Hotel + Tower in Madison!

Madison 101 is strategically located at the corner of Aurora Blvd. and Madison St., New Manila, Quezon City, right across the Broadway Centrum. It is 5 minutes away from LRT-2 Gilmore Station. A modern hotel for business and leisure, plus dorm also offers a number of function rooms for special events, reviews, and intimate functions.

Madison 101 is known for their iconic lobby that showcases a feel of contemporary New York City. Probably this is one of the reasons why I love Madison 101! I love how minimalist and eco-friendly the hotel is. With the use of earth tones, the hotel signals its coziness and warmth. Madison 1o1 is recommended by TripAdvisor. Madison 101 has high-quality standards at the best rates guaranteed recognized by ZenRooms.com

Here are the affordable hotel room rates perfect for staycation:

  • Single                                    PHP 2,300/night

  • Single Superior                  PHP 2,500/night

  • Double Superior                PHP 2,900/night

  • Double Deluxe                   PHP 3,500/night

  • King Deluxe                        PHP 3,500/night

  • Family Room                      PHP 5,000/night

  • Premiere Suite                   PHP 5,800/night

Book your stay now!

Read other reviews of Madison 101 on TripAdvisor 

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Beyonce’s Lemonade and My Thirst for Art

Beyonce’s Lemonade and My Thirst for Art

I don’t know how to start. I can’t decide if I will do a review of Lemonade or just let the thoughts brew inside my mind until I give justice to this visual masterpiece. As some critics have said, the music won’t stand alone without seeing the film.

Beyonce Lemonade Album Cover

Lemonade is packed with juicy references to afro-diasporic religion, afrofuturism and southern gothic tropes. I especially love the spoken literature of Beyonce and Warsan Shire. The charm of the black and white wide shots of Louisiana and stillness of the south has been captured like fragments of my memories. 

I was intrigued by the trailer when I first saw it on my Facebook news feeds. I won’t let the weird feeling consume me so I searched for it and read what’s this Lemonade all about. I found out that it’s a work of art. Lemonade also showcased the talents of some A-plus directors and cinematographers.

The impression you will get from the trailer is different from what you’ll feel after watching the film. I was impressed by the styles and cinematography of each video. A viewer has to appreciate the words and the rationale behind each shot, not look at it as a freak show! If you are ready to see it, never ever watch it with angst and prejudice because you won’t find the gem hidden inside it. The beauty is in the eye of your intentions.

The following are my most loved parts of the film.

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The Southern stillness and silence
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The interiors and emotions of an emotionless face
Beyonce Lemonade Can You see Me
Can you see me?
Beyonce Lemonade Room on Fire
Burning down the past
Beyonce Lemonade African Jacket Necklace Solo Shot
The aesthetics in this visual album is absolutely stunning
Beyonce Lemonade Jazz Louisiana
Jazz
Beyonce Lemonade Afro Women
I love this wide shot of women by the oak tree with Spanish moss

Beyonce Lemonade Women

Beyonce Lemonade Redemption
All Night. Break of dawn, new day.

Beyoncé Lemonade Tracklist
1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don’t Hurt Yourself featuring Jack White
4. Sorry
5. 6 Inch featuring The Weeknd
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
8. Sandcastles
9. Forward featuring James Blake
10. Freedom featuring Kendrick Lamar
11. All Night
12. Formation

Disclaimer: I suppose you are an artist before you judge me or what I wrote . 

Please Don’t Disturb Me!

Please Don’t Disturb Me!

Trying to fill up spaces with pastel colors! My job was to assist and refine the edges of the painted tree. Mural painting is surely a meditative activity for everyone to try.

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Launch of Women’s Month 2016 Creek Project

Launch of Women’s Month 2016 Creek Project

Parian Creek, Pasig City (National Women’s Month) – Together with the Pasig City government led by Mayor Maribel and Bobby Eusebio, her city Councilors and spouses, POWER group, Gawad Kalinga, and the Pasig Art Club launched a program that sparks community involvement through rehabilitating and beautifying the creek park along the historic Parian Creek also known as “Bitukang Manok.” The main goal is to make the creek side safe for everyone again.

The program involved a mural painting project completed by different people from all walks of life. It was heartwarming to bring the city officials and community volunteers to work towards a common goal: finish a painting. No matter how imperfect the strokes were and color combinations they used, it still came out beautifully. Imagine what we can accomplish if we have compassion to one another and work as a community!

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It was actually amazing how a few college students have inspired the city officials come up with this idea of rehabilitating the creek side. Gelo Domingo, a graduating college student and his friends brought a camera and started filming the creek side one day. The walk way along the creek side looked like an extension of the houses beside it. People made it their tambayan and inuman. A lot of homeless people slept here and became a snatchers’ haven. The local government saw the video and acted on it. There will be another project like this in other barangays too.

Who says you need to be a politician to help other people? You can make your place a better place! Find programs or even start projects that will benefit you, your community and the environment we live in.

Le Posh Blvd Perfume Review

Le Posh Blvd Perfume Review

Here’s a review on two of the best selling Le Posh Blvd perfumes, the Sweet Aqua and Lovely Julia.

Aside from the long lasting scent of Le Posh, the another reason why I love them so is because of how they value their customers as well as the resources they use.

Ingredients and safety: We strive to use high quality and traceable natural ingredients. We prefer to use plant oils.

Formulation and production: We develop our product formulas according to the principles of plant and scent therapy. We based all formulations on ideal standard requirements.

Packaging and communication: We use paper, cardboard and wood from sustainable managed forests.

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Le Posh Blvd Lovely Julia Perfume
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Le Posh Blvd Sweet Aqua Perfume

Le Posh Blvd focuses on offering to independent and vibrant individuals who may find bigger size with better value and also smallest size with higher value. They may be young and adults but with an inspiration to live life to the fullest. An upcoming line will be focused to the teens with an affordable price range but with a touch of glamour.

 

HAIDIAN FRAGRANT HILLS LTD. CO. (Le Posh Blvd)

#132-C Nena Bldg., Bayani Rd. cor G. Araneta Ave.,Quezon City

Call Ms Jocelyn Chua at (02) 416-1857 to learn more about the upcoming collection. You can order personalized Perfume Sets, Packaging for events souvenirs

AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING OUTLETS

Rustan’s Essences Department Stores

Selected Cinderella stores

http://www.zalora.com.ph

http://www.lazada.com.ph

www.facebook.com/leposhblvd

Instagram: @leposhblvd

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S GIFT?

Fall into a ‘love spell’ with Le Posh Blvd’s Kisses EDT. Enjoy its long lasting #sexy #fragrance in every spray. Available in 50ml and 100ml.#lovemonth #ValentinesDay

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Shop online at zalora.com.ph andlazada.com.ph/marketplace. Le Posh Blvd#perfumes and #colognes are also available at Rustans Essences Dept. Store in Gateway, Shangrila, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, and Rustan’s Cebu. For direct and bulk orders, call 416-1857.

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2016 MAD WORLD Philippine Junior Marketing Association

2016 MAD WORLD Philippine Junior Marketing Association

Commence on a new era of a world of trends in a fast-changing society!

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Start-off this year as the Philippine Junior Marketing Association together with Havas Media Ortega, one of the leading integrated communications agencies in the Philippines, proudly present a convention that will set the prime standards for the academic community:

“MADWORLD : GENERATION OF DIGITAL CONTAGION” happening on the 31st day of January 2016 at the MOA Arena, Pasay City

from 1PM-6PM (Registration starts at 12noon)

Madworld is a prodigious event that is organized annually to cater the needs of students and graduates around the country who strive to excel in the field of Marketing and Advertising.

This year, PJMA aims to cater more delegates of the academe as we unfold the secrets on the art of trends and viral marketing.

Join us as we learn the culture behind the Social Media Era and master the Art of Virality together with our exceptional speakers who utilize their knowledge and skills in order to dominate the global market!

For further inquiries and other concerns, you may reach Wayne Lim at 09178909118 or email him at pjma.wellim@gmail.com

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Thank You, 2015

Thank You, 2015

2015 has been good to us. I would describe this year as the execution-of-plans year. I’ve done things for the first time in my life in the past few months, and it’s astounding how things work out. Here’s what happened in a nutshell.

I didn’t have to go to the office starting January. Surprise! The company closed and it was a real blessing that I get to keep the position I’ve secured for three years as a social media manager in that company. I can do work virtually, digitally! I’ve learned to love what I’m doing, and now I love it even more.

Now this inspired me to push my advocacy on workplace happiness and culture! I started baby steps on producing a long term project, but it’s not yet time to get publicized. I spent hours a week establishing it and hopefully I will give birth to a startup in 2016.

To reward myself not loathe, I asked my sister who was getting hitched in May to watch the Backstreet Boys concert with me. So we did! It was my present for her. The experience was the best because we relive our teen years. When we learned Boyzone was doing their 25 Years Anniversary Concert in Manila, I got us VIP tickets. Boyzone was my first real love and I spared a hefty amount to see them a little up close. The experience this time was nostalgic. It was a period to my twenty-nine years of ‘transager-ing’.

Now finally leaving my teen years behind, my husband Juan Carlos and I celebrated our first year wedding anniversary in April. We had a nice dinner at our favorite restaurant called “Mamou Too” at The Powerplant Mall. I didn’t receive any flowers but I got a ‘Katinko Ointment’. I super appreciate JC’s effort every time. On May 5th, my sister and Sean got married. It was a blast and very memorable. Another blessing for the family! We are extending.

As for my spiritual growth, I continued doing Bible studies with kids I’ve met doing house to house visits last year. Doing field service work every Saturday, attending theocratic ministry school on Thursday nights, and attending Sunday service became my weekly routine. I recently tried doing Sunday afternoon house to house sharing when I can’t on Saturdays. Ministry work definitely surprised me because it gave me genuine happiness. It gave me peace of mind and taught me humility. I was later baptized in October after years of practicing my faith. I would love to talk about this on my next blog.

I also rekindled some lost long friendships with two colleagues who’ve became good friends of mine.  Nasser invited Elwin, JC, and I to visit his hometown in Batangas. He’s been bragging about this place for so long but we didn’t have time until the last weekend of May. I heard it was called Isla Verde, the center of the center of marine biodiversity of the world. So okay we gave it a go spontaneously. We commuted riding buses, jeepneys, and boat to get to the island so remote I’m imagining us as cast aways. I was so ready to build tents, spear fish, and just drink whatever. I dreaded the two-hour boat ride under the sun but I forgave myself for having those bad thoughts when we got to the island. The Batangas- Mindoro passage was such a sight that I adore every second of it. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life. It was so down to earth and beautiful. I just can’t compare this with any beaches I’ve been before. It’s like in my heart; I’m a long lost local of Isla Verde.

Nasser’s relatives greeted us and almost everybody who lives in the island knows each other because they are related. It was so awesome. The beach sand on that part where we docked was rough. We stepped on broken corals and sea weeds. The long wait of prejudice is over when Nasser’s uncle led us to their home. Looking from a distant, from the shore, the water was blue and green and the sand was off white. The houses leading to the compound by the shore was made of stones, cement, and pretty modern too. There is no electricity during the day but everybody in the neighborhood pitch in to power up the generator from 6:00pm to 9:00pm every night. We were in awe to see Cignal Satelllites, flat screen televisions, tablet, and smart phones! We are definitely wrong about the cast-away life down here. I’ve also learned to drink the water. It didn’t have effect on me though it tastes a little sweet. I had Coke most of the time instead. Goodness gracious, Nasser’s family owns a store. WHAT A SAVIOR! We didn’t have to shop far away since we just bought vegetables and food in the market before we docked.  Guess what I did in the first five minutes we arrived? Yes, I went to the bathroom. There’s toilet and untiled floors but it was okay. I got used to it. I think the next thing we did was gone to the beach then had lunch with the family, then went to the beach again.

Time flies by so fast when you are out there with nature. It’s God’s gift to men and we needed to take care of it. I can’t get enough of it when we got there. If only I can stay up without sleep to savor the stillness and the majestic wonders of this place and its people. The reason I have not written anything about Isla Verde in months since I visited it, I was scared that I might exploit it. The locals never want the island to transform like Boracay. They need sustainable living but not by building a bridge ruining the marine life to sustain life?! I wanted to help to maintain the private lives of the people and the island by not exploiting it. It doesn’t deserve people who will look at it like a money-milking industry and find opportunities. In short, every step in that journey was meditative. Every conversation with the locals who became family to us mattered. Every immersion with the sea was full of love. Every thought should be mindful. Every calorie I lost was priceless.

So I ate a bunch the following week.

The next best thing was a startup president contacted me for help. At that point all I knew was he needed help for his restaurant, but I never thought I would become one of the pioneers of this new venture. In short, I met extra kind people who had the same work ethics as me! We are a group of young-at-hearts from different fields towards the same goal that is: run a new social media platform by Filipinos to bring jobs to Filipinos. I continue partnering with them to this day and every second working for that team is worth it.

August came; JC and I scheduled a journey to Palawan. We dubbed it as our official honeymoon escapade. We stayed at Busuanga Bay Lodge, one of the finest and best resorts with exceptional service in the island. Having a Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor isn’t a joke. So the headlining events during this beautiful vacation were kayaking, paddle boarding, and getting a suntan during a stormy weather. I forgot to mention that I almost died in-flight when we were preparing to land because of that freaking turbulence. Though we only trust Philippine Airlines, small planes are always hard to deal with. I don’t know why on Earth I almost had a panic attack, stiffening my fingers and getting sort of paralyzed. I was calm and I don’t know what triggered. I had a bite of pork bun before that happened. Anyway, I can’t also remember if my husband alerted an attendant, but I was fine when the plane landed. My fingers weren’t clammy and scary distorted anymore.

What happened during the in between was, my parents celebrated their thirtieth anniversary. We did an art tour in Antipolo and it was nice; JC got himself a new PlayStation 4; we usually have dinners with Elwin and Nasser at home; spent weekends in Cainta or Novaliches; sleep over at the Cuyegkeng’s in Binondo.

In November 10th, our mama Fely passed away. It was one of the hardest moments to deal with. I admit that it finally sinks in. I was with my cousins and uncles inside the ER beside mama lying lifeless. I got to see her before the doctor spread the sheet over her face. I couldn’t explain how it felt. It didn’t bring me so many tears, but I lacked the words to say what I feel the following days. I found myself just staring and I was lazy to speak. I can’t talk about it. I knew I was affected by her death. The struggle was real last Sunday too when I felt like having lunch at mama’s house and forgetting she’s no longer there.  She was cremated at the Evergreen Crematorium in Pasig City on November Friday the 13th.

Papa Jun, the only papa we have was rushed to the hospital in December 18th due to Subdural Hematoma. He was so blessed for the clot on his head stopped and didn’t need surgery. We are praying for his recovery. Then two women from our congregation died last week because of diabetes.

It’s been a tough year ender with those news, I am just praying for all my loved ones and everybody who’s reading this to pay attention to your health and continue to grow compassionate towards others. Spread genuine love and forget hate. The future is brighter than what we are experiencing now, so let’s have faith. J

Thank you for listening.