Philippines’ only Resort with Chocolate Museum disguises for Halloween 2017 with Soulful Reverie

Fall into a Halloween trance with soulful music resonating around a spooky fun festival.

Fall into a Halloween trance with soulful music resonating around a spooky fun festival. Malagos Garden Resort hosts an enchanting party for the whole family, “Mga Handuraw sa Baul” this Oct 28.

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Apart from the resort’s exciting facilities, Horror house, bazaar, fun games and workshops, “ngilngig” Pinoy indie movies, and food stalls are just some spell-binding enthrallment for this until-midnight-only Halloween party.

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A line-up of local EDM-ish soul music artists is set to daze your Handuraw sa Baul experience. These are Crwn, Clara Benin, RJ Manulid, She’s Only Sixteen, Jensen and the Flips, BP Valenzuela and Anne Mendoza.

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Planning to stay overnight?


How to be there?

You never had this kind of Halloween yet. When you’ll be there, you’ll never be alone. You are never alone. Access at P600.

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BOOK TICKETS HERE: Malagos Garden Resort 

 

Mall Parking Transforms into Theme Park for Car Lovers: Ford Island Conquest in Davao

Ford Philippines transforms the parking lot C of SM Lanang Premier into an Island Theme Park with Ford’s top selling cars as rides. Free for all car enthusiasts. The first Ford Island Conquest in Davao, October 6-8, 2017.

Go further this weekend! Ford Philippines transforms the parking lot C of SM Lanang Premier into an Island Theme Park with Ford’s top selling cars as rides. Free for all car enthusiasts. The first Ford Island Conquest in Davao, October 6-8, 2017.

Aims to reach more soon-to-be Ford owners and intensify awareness on responsible driving, Ford Island Conquest is Ford Philippines’ ultimate test drive experience that allows customers to test drive the the company’s Big 3 nameplates – Everest mid-size SUV, EcoSport compact SUV, and the segment-defining Ranger pickup.

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The test drive arena features an outdoor course with a WATER-WADING drive-thru to highlight key features and capabilities of the Everest and Ranger.
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Special freebies, Cash Discounts and Financing deals is available at the FIQ.

“Davao is a strong market for Ford and we are very excited to bring our Ford Island Conquest here after a series of successful roll-outs in Metro Manila, Luzon, and Visayas. We look forward to seeing our customers in Davao experience our vehicles and avail of exclusive offers and privileges, which includes a chance to get a P100,000 cash discount for those purchasing their vehicles at the event,” said Rodel Gallega, vice president for marketing and sales, Ford Philippines.

Bring the whole family this weekend and get to know more of the next vehicle you’ll be using on the next family trip as you Go Further! Take photos with #FordIslandConquest.


Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) : Ford’s world-recognized Corporate Social Responsibility Program


Bundled with the FIQ, Ford’s globally-renowned Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program in partnership with Tuason Racing School, has enriched the pioneering batch of invited Davaoeno drivers about road and driving safety.

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Participants were mostly PUV drivers, traffic enforcers, students and Ford owners, who posses  critical role as motorists in ensuring that roads and passenger journeys are safe.

The two sessions done on Oct 4 at the SMX convention center was incorporated with a course on Distracted Driving as one of the topics in support of the recently-implemented Anti-Distracted Driving Law in the country.

DSFL is a United Nations-recognized training initiative that educates drivers about smart and safe driving skills to help minimize road accidents and promote fuel-efficient driving.

For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit http://www.corporate.ford.com.​​ Book your Demo and Inquiry for Davao with Mr. Joseph Ruta HERE.

A Closer’s Boot Camp Journal: CrossFit Madayaw

I want to invest in my health this year by upgrading from my home-done calisthenics. I enrolled in a CrossFit program.

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Investing in cryptocurrency and coining my domain are thus far the two most yuppie defining things I started in my yester birth months. This year, I want to invest in my health by upgrading from my home-done calisthenics. I enrolled  in a CrossFit program. This is my inducement journal of the 10-session boot camp.



Day 1 (September 11): Underpromise but Overperform


I was craving for chocolate moist cake,  but I chose the shredded corn and an egg-bacon sandwich. Filling! Protein! Commute time to the CrossFit Box is still healthy for me to eat these. I took the 4:30 PM session.

imageWarm Up started. Coaches were clear on their instructions and playful. They were very motivating like those friends who subtly bully you but really mean the best for you. The stretching routines once again reminded me that I’m not that malleable yet. Thus, I’m setting it a goal that after the boot camp, I’ll be able to perform the toe reach stretch with ease. Stretching helps to lessen muscle soreness post regimen. Thus, improving my stretching abilities would be an asset on this journey. Strength and Mobility drills were bearable so far (Thanks to my home gym routines). I met Regine who made me excited for the next session’s workout of the day/ WOD.



Day 2 (September 16) “Tessa”


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As a decoy for hunger, I ate a Banana cue on my way to the box. Apart from the satiety effect in the tummy, Banana is rich in potassium which is healthy for muscle function. The caramelized sugar is enough for spiked energy for the entire session.

The Strength drills woke me up. We did the Tabata of Hollow rockers and Hollow body holds. It crushed my core. It felt like my ab muscles turned concrete like quick-dried cement then are cracked again in every rest. The WOD was charming. We agreed to do it all the way to 7 but she made me pant so hard at 3. Tessa was a sadist.



DAY 3 (September 18) “Cheyser”


imageMet the Man Maker. She sucked all the energy I stored for 48 hours for just 3 rounds. Cheyser was consuming. Decoy food: Steamed corn.



DAY 4 (september 20) “Marynel”



imageWas my first to try the 8 AM session. Sipped a cup of black coffee and ate two pieces of bananas before going to the Box. I took out a beef burger with egg on my way too.

The Strength drills and the KB swings with Nel made my lumbar muscles sore up to now. However, Nel was downright ideal. She had me exhausted. Then, she also had made me rested with ample intervals she knew wouldn’t make me pant. She toned. She sweated me up. Marynel was all I’ve wished for.

Spent more time at the gym after the session. Had a meaningful talk with Jazzie about her passion for blogging. Our talk with Coach Catz was revealing. We had some free training tips from him. We also learned that he is one of Hidilyn Diaz‘ coaches. Yes the 2016 Filipina Olympian. A matter of fact, they are actually cousins. That made me feel more confident following his weightlifting instructions. Coach Catz is an asset of this Box.


DAY 5 (September 21) “Hadjriah”



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Took the same schedule like that of Day 4. I had a cup of coffee with cream before going. This was my last session to punch half of the boot camp program.

I was euphoric during the Warm Up. I finally got the first try of the Rowing machine which has been flirting with me since Day 1. The warm up drill was written “1000 meters row, 0.8 mile run”.

Accomplished all what she wanted me to do during the WOD. Just like a servile high school lad who first courted a girl you’d thought you would die for, I did it all but she never appreciated it. She made me feel that those sweat and tetanus aren’t still enough (physiologic tetanus). I swear I kept on trying until I was tired enduring twitch after twitch. She was more than a sadist. Hadjriah was indifferent. I devoured then a quarter of flame grilled chicken with three cups of rice.




*Updating this session after session. CrossFit Madayaw will also be opening their branch in Lanang this October 9. A healthy news for Northern arms like me!

Men’s Premium Apparel Brands at up to 80% OFF : The Off Price Show in Davao

The only bazaar for the budget conscious yuppies who don’t want to compromise clothing quality and prestige over money-saving goals.

Zara, Ralph Lauren, GAP, along with other top apparel brands will be on sale at Davao Convention and Trade Center for this year’s Davao stop of The Off Price Show (TOPS), Sept 1-3, 2017.

TOPS shopping festival is your only chance this year to save up to 80% from corresponding online tags or mall outlet prices of premium brands. From corporate to athletic wear, grooming supplies to signature fragrance and even office and travel essentials, indeed the only bazaar for the frugal yuppies who don’t want to compromise clothing quality and prestige over money-saving goals.

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Spare at least 2,500p for this month’s pay and leave the venue this September 1 with a shopping bag full of either Forever21 or H&M, Puma or UnderArmour, Palladium or M-Zero. Photos owned by Diyosalife.com

Apart from the flaming racks with off-priced items, there would also be variety of entertainment and gastronomic stimuli for your shopping intermissions. A fashion show featuring the TOPS Model Search contestants will be held inside the venue and an array of food carts will also be available.

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Davao Convention and Trade Center is located at Torres Street right next to Davao Wisdom Academy.

TOPS offering a price drop of up to 80% on handsome brands undoubtedly, is the only 3-day-sale every auspicious hard-worker has the right to splurge their hard saved funds. I’ll see you there frugal souls, 11AM, September 1!

Kia’s Surprise : Your bolder city car for the more assertive city life – Picanto IV

Every space is with value. Every space you posses, space you’re able to lend, grants you the pride of ownership. So how would you then want to ride Kia’s all-new Picanto?

imageUrban hustle has been more challenging this recent millennium. From metropolitan traffic to workplace politics, an account person’s daily steer has to be agile with the ever accelerating gears to be successful.

Feels the need from the more demanding dealings of the city life, Kia Motors Corporation surprises the city slickers with the all-new Picanto. “The new model retains all of the outgoing model’s strengths but now offers increased performance and new technologies” says Hernando D. Ganac, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive Kia vehicle distributor in the Philippines.

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Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille now extends the sides up to the headlights, more reminiscent of the sportier models like the Rio and the Forte.

The exterior now has bolder body lines with 15mm added to the wheelbase without any increase to the over all length of the vehicle.

Possesses ideal combination of directional stability and assured handling brought by improvements made in the chassis. The more balanced and responsive driving experience promotes safer commute with a more precise vehicle reaction and more felt sensation of a direct steering-wheel-to-road connection.

Cabin is entirely modernized and refined giving an added sense of quality for the occupants. Enhanced headroom, legroom and shoulder room highlights the increase in cabin space.

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The larger interior capacity can be noticed all around the vehicle.
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Indeed, a Grand Tourer (GT) city car for you.

How would you want to ride the all-new Picanto?


For the subcompact car class, the widened interior space is the selling edge of the all-new Picanto. From someone who spent my college days driving such type of vehicle, the more breathable spatial experience while on transit makes your every peso reasonable.

Every space is with value. Every space you posses, space you’re able to lend, grants you the pride of ownership. So how would you then want to ride the all-new Picanto?

 

As a hitchhiker workmate on the wider passenger’s seat?

or a rewarded driver with the updated dashboard?

Either, keep afire for career success and let the odds witness your “Power to Surprise”.


INQUIRIES : (082) 234-0057 Kia Motors Davao, Km7 Lanang, Davao Cityimage

Fashion Weekend Davao 2017 sizzles Menswear with Tribal Flair

2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here!

As teased during the launching forum, Fashion Weekend Davao’s culminating fashion show Cruise 17| 18 sashayed virilely stylish collections of men’s wear for dapper yuppies on this year’s 4-ply climax show, Abreeza activity center, August 6.

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Follow through the captions for the CLOSER’S STYLE REVIEW : This Kadayawan tribe inspired DODJIE BATU menswear collection was personally the show’s spotlight.

Two parts were dedicated to the opportune celebration of Kadayawan 2017. Davao Fashion Design Council members paraded their garb creations inspired by the 11 Kadayawan tribes of Davao and their garment interpretations of the globally awarded furniture masterpieces of Davao jewelry and furniture designer, Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.


CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION INSPIRED FROM KADAYAWAN TRIBES


 

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BAMBA LIMON CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION: The usual formal shirts with pleasing tints and tribal patterns. Deals smooth closing ahead when you’re wearing these.

 

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ARMY UTILITARIANISM by WINDELL MIRA:  Who would have thought that there’s a glamorous robustness appeal from the coalescence of tribal patterns and army prints in one wear?! Impressive mix!

 

 

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DODJIE BATU CRUISE 17I18 COLLECTION: Paisley details, rear fashion twists and collar wing twitches. My favorite collection amongst.

 

 

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Shirt jack Barong with a tailcoat length like that of a Tuxedo. I covet wearing Barongs with the modern styles especially the shirt jack type. Had at least 3 of such style in my closet for work closing fat accounts. Though, personally ain’t too convinced yet with the twitches on the collar wings, seeing Batu’s fad twist on the rear of this piece somehow is a grabber of excitement and fascination to one of these days to close more deals donned with this.

 

 


ANN PAMINTUAN FURNITURE PIECES INTERPRETATION


 

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A solitary men’s garment interpretation for Ann Pamintuan’s furniture pieces, Batu continuous his tosses from the usual formal collar wings. (Below Left) Versions for ladies wear (Below Middle) Davaoena jewelry and fashion designer Ann Pamintuan (Below Right)

 

 

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A masterpiece by Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.

 

Completing the quartet fashion episode is the High Street Fashion display of appareals from Abreeza Mall’s own luxe brands. Lastly, “Kadayawan Faces” featuring makeup brand Artistry.

 

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Luxe Brand apparels as wash day style pieces. From Worship Generation Abreeza. (Below left) Collezione Abreeza (Below Right) GAP Abreeza.

 

 

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With Davaoeno designers making their creations a stitch of flamboyance more every year, indeed 2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here! See you next season!

Denims to Deals: Tricks to rock Denims at work

It is ideal to choose either the raw wash denim or the bleached denim. These washes appear plain and smart. Both finishes don’t have creases, distortions or high contrasting patterns.

Denim has that rugged appeal. An impression which the corporate dress code has stringent restrictions. A punctuation-near to a taboo clause on the human resource handbook. Undoubtedly though, Denim has this intra-occupational charm. Who would not want to mix a denim piece on their wear set for work? How to turn these denim pieces to be appropriate for corporate dealings?


TRICKS


Type of Wash

It is ideal to choose either the raw wash denim or the bleached denim. These washes appear plain and smart. Both finishes don’t have creases, distortions or high contrasting patterns. A Raw denim finish could be blue which mimics the usual navy blue slacks perfect for corporate appeal. These could also be black, brown, any darker tint depending on the dye used. Bleached denim finish on the other hand, is the lighter but still plain versions. From white to light blue, depending on how long the bleaching was done.

 

Tag it along with Leather

For denims to be more corporately de rigueur, leather would be an ideal accomplice. Remember to filter which piece on your outfit to be the denim. Denim shirt paired with office slacks or a work smart shirt and denim pant in tandem, just don’t over dress a denim then, tuck in. Use a belt and a leather shoes with the same color. Brown leather is perfect for denim. Not the metal studded or the buckled. Try it also with leather shoes with minimal brogue details.

 

 


PICKS: SM Lanang Exclusive Denim Preview


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Black raw denim with stripes from SM Men store
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Shirt hues that rock when paired with denim pant from SM Men store.

 

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The unique appeal of Stand collar shirt from SM Men store would also look nice with your denim pant. Just tuck it in.

 


 

The fortification of being a Master Closer is when you have let the prospect sign on the dotted line. Your choice of wardrobe though, affects how people perceive you as a specific kind of breed. Clothing helps a lot on positive first impressions. As to for choosing to strut a Denim, the deal is closed more of HOW you are wearing a carefully picked wash and a not “over denim-ed” look.