Wednesday, December 30, 2015



Mark your Calendars! From January 2 to 8, the Festival of Poker will be the greatest kickoff for 2016. Book your tickets and hotel accomodations now, and be part of the much awaited tournament.

The Festival of Poker will be the greatest kickoff for 2016. As Season 9 starts in Manila, the World Poker Tour (WPT) National Philippines will commence on the 4th of January till the 8th. A massive following of players both here and in the international scene are expected to join in this grandest WPT event in Manila, all vying for the prestige of becoming the WPT National Philippines 2016 champion.


Poker King Cup kickstarts the festivities on January 2nd, with a prize pot of 50,000 USD guaranteed - that's a whopping PHP2,350,000, making the champ an instant multimillionaire overnight! PKC is headed by Winfred Yu, a poker player, a visionary and an entrepreneur. He brought the big games in Macau and he now bringing it to Manila. Winfred has once again prove that his vision in making Manila one of the future gem in poker.


Banging the new year with the Triton Cup Super High Roller Series - Cali Cup with a $200,000 BuyIn. Triton Super High Roller (SHR) Series - Cali Cup begins from January 3 - 4. The much- awaited SHR is jampacked with the best of the best from the professional poker sphere mixed with some of the most powerful and influential businessmen around the world. With a USD 200,000 buy-in, we are sure to see live poker action of epic proportions here in Manila like we've never seen before.


The WPT National Philippines will commence on the 4th of January till the 8th. A massive following of players both here and in the international scene are expected to join in this grandest WPT event in Manila, all vying for the prestige of becoming the WPT National Philippines 2016 champion.

Event Date: January 2 – 8, 2016
Time: 1PM onwards
Venue: Solaire Resort - Grand Ballroom Main Event Buy-In: $1,500 + $150

Last year, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa , the CardFather of Japan, won the first ever WPT National Philippines 2014 Championship title. Calm and strong, like his victorious hand. He knows when to call from a strong contender like Kevin Ang from Malaysia. As the skill comes handy in every decision to make.


Solaire Resort is the official residence of the World Poker Tour (WPT) National Philippines, on its 2nd year. The hotel prides itself as a premier gaming hub showcasing luxury and exquisite lifestyle amenities fit for a king. Enjoy their award winning cakes by their cascading waterfall at The Oasis Garden, or have a sunset dip at their majestic pool. Shop til you drop at their fine luxury boutique stores offering all the magnificence that you may want, from eyewear and watches down to the shoes. Feeling hungry? Grab a bite at any of their many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, from authentic Asian to fresh vegetarian plates.


The World Poker Tour (WPT) Players’ Party to be held at the Solaire Resort and Casino Manila will be the biggest, grandest and best ever poker party! 

The WINGS-Philippines 2016 Launch Extravaganza

The WINGS-Philippines 2016 Launch Extravaganza is an event for businesswomen, women entrepreneurs/freelancers, and women professionals in different industries and fields.
For only, P300 registration fee, the women attendees will experience...
- 21st Century Leadership Updates
- Women Empowerment
- Powerful Connections
- Valuable Information
- On-the-Spot Skill Training
- International and Local Speakers
- Raffle Giveaways
- Speed Connection
- Culinary Choice Lunch Buffet

They will learn how to:
Turn your Connection into Money!
Build Solid Business Foundation
Enhance Leadership Skills
Build Confidence in Public Speaking
Expand your Business Globally

WINGS (Women's International Network Giving Support) is an organization of empowered women entrepreneurs and professionals locally and abroad that understand the values of collaboration for enhancing business acumen for financial prosperity and personal fulfillment.
WINGS is a program of Bridge of Hope - World, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization helping single mothers, abused women, and orphans in the poorest communities worldwide.
Interested women may register to this event and pay online by visiting Please note that the actual rate per person is P3,000 but they will subsidize this event so more women can join for only P300 per attendee.
For inquiries, you may email or text/call 0977-7261775. They are also open to corporate/institutional partnerships (for those targeting connection to approximately 200 womem
I invite you to come on time to enjoy the early bird surprises! Also, please invite them to feel free to share the nvite with their friends. 

They HAVE LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW!!! - this is to avoid last-minute walk-ins. We need to determine the head count in advance since this is a catered event.

Attire: Business Attire/Attire based on your Profession
For more info, you may research at

  • Please share the GREAT NEWS!!! To those who would like to join the event for FREE, bring in 5 friends* and get a FREE ENTRANCE! :)

Friday, December 11, 2015


Of all the holidays, Christmas is known to be the Season of Giving.This season, Hattendo offers you omiyage in furoshiki.

Omiyage is the Japanese version of Filipino pasalubong. Though unique in their own way, both omiyage and pasalubong is given to family and friends as a token.Furoshiki, on the other hand, is an ancient Japanese tradition. It is a method of wrapping gifts and carrying items such as bento boxes, bottles or even books, using only a piece of cloth.

When Hattendo opened its first store in the Philippines, it was introduced as Japan's coolest omiyage. In fact it is so popular in Hiroshima, people line up outside its store in Mihara early in the morning just to get first pick of the cream buns. Mihara store serves about 500 buns, and always sold out before noon.Give your loved ones something unique, Hattendo Japanese cream buns wrapped in Furoshiki this holiday season!

There are different designs to choose from, such as floral prints, plaid and polka dots.

For orders and reservation, please call 09228886828 or09228818828.


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

IACADEMY The School of The future

How do you choose the right school> Do you base it on course? Specialty? Prestige?

 The truth is, there is no single answer to this. But if you had to put your future into the hands of one school, wouldn’t one that combines theoretical expertise with practice experience be the logical answer?

  “The role of higher education, as far as iACADEMY is concerned, is to equip students with the capability to excel inside the classroom, and more importantly, outside the walls of the institution. Our school is proud of the fact that we are able to cross traditional academic boundaries through an integrative and immersive approach to learning, across some of the most in-demand industries today,” says Ms. Vanessa Tanco, President and CEO of iACADEMY.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Hatendo Opens in Greenhills

It wasn't long ago when Hattendo opened its first store in the Philippines.  It was in the middle of May 2015, at Mega Fashion Hall SM Megamall, where people lined up to get a taste of Hiroshima's most popular cream bun!

All cream buns are baked and hand wrapped in Hiroshima, Japan, then shipped frozen to the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan.  Thawing is done 24 hours prior to serving/selling, under strict temperature management.

The store's design is patterned after Japan's style, with visible wood grain finish.  Cream buns are displayed in an enclosed glass chiller, maintaining 5°C, as per Japan's standards for best quality.

Hattendo's second store opened almost simultaneously with the first, in one of the biggest mall in the metro, SM Mall of Asia.

Six months after the succesful opening of the first two stores, Hattendo has opened its third store in Greenhills Theatre Mall.

Unlike the first two stores, this one is different because it is an inline kiosk and there is a counter table top across, where customers can rest and bite into the creamy goodness of Hattendo buns.

Drinks are also offered as perfect combination to the delicious cream buns.  Customers may choose from any of the following beverage: canned coffee, milk, flavored tea or water. All drinks are served chilled, just like the cream buns. Bundle order starts at P250. It comes with 2 pcs cream bun and 1 drink.


Come visit Hattendo and sink your teeth into the famous Hiroshima cream buns, available in seven delectable flavors: custard, whipped cream, matcha, chocolate, azuki, mango, andchestnut.  Cream buns are sold at P118 per piece.  It is also available in pack of 4 (P420) and box of 6 (P600).





Level 2 Mega Fashion Hall

(in front of Uniqlo)

Contact: 0942 002 3904



Ground Floor, Main Mall

South Wing (in front of BDO)

Contact: 0923 693 1384



Unit 4A Arts Plaza, Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Centre

(across Theatre Mall Cinema)

Contact: 0922 881 8828


Soon to open at SM City North EDSA!