MANILA, Philippines — Boyzone is saying Thank You and Goodnight to its Filipino fans on June 23, as part of its final and farewell tour as a boy band of 25 years and over 25 million records sold worldwide. One of the leading groups to have emerged in the ‘90s, Boyzone helped define the pop charts of that time with such songs as No Matter What, Picture of You, Love Me For A Reason, Every Day I Love You, Baby Can I Hold You, among others. The Thank You and Goodnight tour, titled after their last album released in November 2018, promises a nostalgic songfest of their hits, now classics. The tour wraps up in October in honor of former member Stephen Gately who died in October 2009. The STAR had an exclusive chat with Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch and Mikey Graham before their recent Singapore concert produced by Wowstar Creative Entertainment Co. (who is partnering with All Access Production for the Manila show). Being boxing fans, they opened the … [Read more...] about Boyzone’s last Philippine show: All about nostalgia
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6 ways to treat dad this Father’s Day at SM Supermalls (Philstar.com) - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Dads are everything rolled into one—a personal cook, driver, family comedian, DIY specialist, motivator and a lot more. Show your love and appreciation for your one-in-a-million dads on his special day. Together with the whole family, throw him a feast fit for a king at your favorite SM mall! “This Dad’s Day, SM puts the spotlight on our idol dads who have brought nothing but laughter and love to our homes. We celebrate them through exciting deals, events, and fun feasts made especially for them,” invites SM Supermalls SVP for marketing Jonjon San Agustin. Here are six ways to spoil the king of the family this Father's Day at SM: 1. D-day for your main man Reminisce about the good old days over beers and barbeque until June 16 from participating restaurants because let’s … [Read more...] about 6 ways to treat dad this Father’s Day at SM Supermalls
Summer is more fun at SM with Nickelodeon and Hatchimals Kathy Moran (Philstar.com) - May 13, 2019 - 4:55pm Global brand tie ups, tech-driven experiences, character meet-and-greets, and more! Just in time for the summer season, SM Supermalls invited customers to experience a fun and tech-citing Easter celebration as SM malls nationwide played host to QR Easter Egg Hunt Year 2 last March 21, in partnership with Toy Kingdom and well-loved global toy brand Hatchimals. Kids and their families hunted Hatchimals QR eggs at the #EggcitingEasterAtSM QR Egg Wall digital activation for chance to win exclusive giveaways! Teaming up with Nickelodeon, SM Supermalls, the home of global brands, indulge kids and kids at heart with a summer to remember at Everyday is Play Day Year 3, featuring fun workshops, interactive play activities, and lots of character meet-and-greets from March 25 till October in 18 SM malls in Metro Manila. SM’s … [Read more...] about Summer is more fun at SM with Nickelodeon and Hatchimals
Visit SM Supermalls and meet SAM, the country’s first ever in-mall smart robot. SAM, an artificial intelligent humanoid robot, is part of SM’s series of innovations designed to improve customer experience at the mall. I remember vividly when Japan built its first robot named “Pepper.” Now, we have our own! SM Supermalls chief operating officer Steven Tan said, “We are very thrilled to finally share with you another milestone as we bring in the country’s first ever smart customer service robot. This breakthrough innovation is a reflection of our commitment to continuously give enhanced malling experiences to our customers.” Christian Mathay, Mike Lim and Tim Yap. Present at the launch was Ligo Lim, senior sales manager of Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines), SAM’s creator and one of the country’s leading provider of electronic and original design manufacturing services. Now at SM Megamall and coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is … [Read more...] about #HeySAM!
The tough shell of the pili nut is cocooned by what many have claimed is the fountain of youth. And this “fountain” is the pulp that coats the nut. When blanched, “depulped” and manually pressed for extraction, this turns into oil. And voila! After purification and filtration, the pili oil, without preservatives, is ready to turn your dreams into Instagram-worthy reality. “This is actually the next big thing since Argan oil,” says Jane Ong of Pili Ani, the only skin care line made with powerful pili oils. Pili stands for the fruit and for “Pilipino,” as the Philippines is the world’s only grower of pili trees, and Ani means harvest. “Because what we have in the pili tree is a treasure that we don’t really know we have — we have two oils from one tree. From the pili tree, you can get elemi oil, which is the one Chanel buys from the Philippines. Chanel started buying elemi oil from the country around 30 years ago. If … [Read more...] about Going (pili) nuts about beauty