Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Korean Dramas I Watched on 4th Quarter of 2018

Annyeong! The last time I posted about Korean dramas was last September 2018. For the last 3 months (4th quarter) of 2018. Guess how many I watched since then?

Lo and behold, I watched 9 Korean dramas for the span of 3 months! But there are 5 K-dramas that are still ongoing.

Without further ado, below are the K-dramas I watched and currently watching this 4th quarter of the year:

1. The Third Charm

- Starring Seong Kang-joon (On Joon-young) and Esom (Lee Young-jae).

Release Dates: September 28 - November 17, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romantic comedy

2. The Beauty Inside

- Starring Seo Hyun-jin (Han Se-gye), Lee Min-ki (Seo Do-jae), Lee Da-hee (Kang Sa-ra) and Ahn Jae-hyun (Ryu Eun-ho).

Release Dates: October 1 - November 20, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Melodrama, Romance

3. Where Stars Land

- Starring Lee Je-hoon (Lee Soo-yeon)Chae Soo-bin (Han Yeo-reum), Lee Dong-gun (Seo In-woo) and Kim Ji-soo (Yang Seo-koon).

Release Dates: October 1 - November 26, 2018
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Romance and Melodrama

4. Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter

- Starring Moon Chae-won (Sun Ok-nam)Yoon Hyun-min (Jung Yi-hyun / Immortal Izy / Deer), Seo Ji-hoon (Kim Geum / Immortal Daube / Bausae), Jeon Soo-jin (Lee Ham-sook) and Kang Mi-na (Jeom Soon-yi).

Release Dates: November 5 - December 25, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Fantasy and Comedy

5. The Last Empress

- Starring Jang Na-ra (Oh Sunny)Choi Jin-hyuk (Na Wang-sik / Chun Woo-bin), Shin Sung-rok (Emperor Lee Hyuk), Lee Elijah (Min Yoo-ra) and Shin Eun-kyung (Empress Dowager Kang).

Release Dates: November 21 - present
No of Episodes: 48
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Action, Romance and Comedy

6. Clean With Passion For Now

- Starring Kim Yoo-jung (Gil Oh-sol), Yoon Kyun-sang (Jang Seon-kyul) and Song Jae-rim (Choi Ha-in / Daniel Choi)

Release Dates: November 26 - present
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romantic comedy

7. Encounter / Boyfriend

- Starring Song Hye-kyo (Cha Soo-hyun) and Park Bo-gum (Kim Jin-hyuk)

Release Dates: November 28 - present
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance and Melodrama

8. Memories of Alhambra

- Starring Hyun Bin (Yoo Jin-woo), Park Shin-hye (Jung Hee-joo / Emma) and Park Hoon (Cha Hyung-seok)

Release Dates: December 1 - present
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Suspense, Sci-fi, Romance and Melodrama

9. My Strange Hero

- Starring Yoo Seung-ho (Kang Bok-soo), Jo Bo-ah (Son Soo-jung) and Kwak Dong-yeon (Oh Se-ho)

Release Dates: December 10 - present
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Romantic comedy

How about you? What K-dramas have you watched this year? Share it here. :)

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Eatigo PH Review: No. 1 Restaurant Reservation Platform

The countdown to Christmas has begun! I couldn't be more excited. Christmas to me means spending quality time with family and friends.

As the year draws to a close and everyone is into holiday mode, why don't we just go out and eat with our loved ones? Sounds good, right?

Note: This is not a sponsored post. :)

» Eatigo «

Have you heard about Eatigo? If not, it is no. 1 restaurant reservation platform that offers amazing dining deals and discounts. What's more exciting is: IT IS COMPLETELY FREE!!! No strings attached. You can just thank me later. :)

Eatigo was founded in 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Backed by TripAdvisor, it is now available in the following countries: Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Indonesia and is expanding to more countries.

» How To Use «

1. Just go to this link: or download iOS or Android mobile app.

2. Register and make sure to login to get the best deals in town. :)

3. Search and book for restaurants that suited on your budget. Be sure to pick the best date and time. You will automatically receive an email as well as text message regarding your booking details.

I was able to avail 30% as well as 50% discounts on our family meals. That's a great deal, right?

30% discount at Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen

50% discount at Amacena

4. Enjoy! Don't be late and just present your reservation code upon entering the restaurant. The discount will automatically be applied once you billed out. Just simple as that! Just take note that there's no senior citizen or PWD discount. All discounts are exclusive of tax and service charge. :)

How about you? Have you tried their service? If not, are you willing to try? :)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Product Review: Google Chromecast 2 from Globe Telecom (Philippines)

Hello! I purchased Google Chromecast 2 from Globe Telecom (PH) last November 25, 2018. Then, I received the item last November 29, 2018. There's no shipping fee or whatsoever. The delivery time was pretty fast considering that my delivery address was a provincial address.

For only Php 2,295, you can now own a Google Chromecast 2. The box consists of: Chromecast, power cable and power adapter.

Here's the link if you want to purchase from Globe Telecom (Philippines).

It's one of the best decision I ever made!!!

» Overview «

What is Google Chromecast 2? 

It is a streaming device that allows you to cast your favorite entertainment in your home TVs. Turn your old TVs into a Smart TV!!!

You can now stream and access your favorite TV shows, movies, games, music and more in a bigger screen without draining your mobile device's battery. Your device now will only act as a remote. 

» Setup Instructions «

This photo is from Google Telecom's website:

You can also visit this link for more detailed instructions. 

It's pretty simple, right? Just make sure that your old TV has HDMI slot before purchasing the item. Also make sure that you have a nice internet connection at home for a great experience.

***All you need is a TV with HDMI slot, WIFI connection and your mobile or tablet device with Google Home app installed: Android and iOS.

» Compatible Apps «

You can visit this link to check for all the compatible chromecast-enabled apps.

Spotify, Youtube, NetFlix, DisneyLife and more are included on the compatible apps.

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

How about you? Have you purchased Google Chromecast 2? If not, are you planning to buy? 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen at S'Maison

Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen, under Cebu Golden Restaurant, Inc, is a premier restaurant from Cebu serving regional authentic Filipino dishes. They had concentrated its expansion to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in the past few years. They also opened two new restaurant ventures namely: Hukad and Salinas. ***Hukad's menu is relatively cheaper than of Golden Cowrie.

The menu's highlight is the Cebu's famous lechon. They also offers other local Filipino dishes and true Filipino hospitality.

For 33 years, this restaurant have been part of families' celebrations. So last November 8, we dined on this famous restaurant to celebrate my sister's birthday. We headed on their S'Maison branch beside SM Mall of Asia.

» Ambiance and Decor «

When I first arrived at Golden Cowrie, I was instantly "wow" on the restaurant's interiors. Not only I love the Manila Bay view, but the ambiance was making me "pack up and head over to Cebu". 

» Food and Price «

Based on the banner outside, the famous dishes are Cebu's Lechon Belly, Pocherong Katag, Adobong Talong, Pinaupong Manok and so on.

Our orders were Seafood Kare-kareBack Ribs (sorry if the photo is not good because we started to eat back ribs before I took the photo of it.), Whole Fried Chicken and Grilled Bangus.

Don't be surprised because we only paid less than Php 2,000 for all of these dishes inclusive of service charge and taxes. How did it happen? I will share it on my next post. So tune up!

» Overall «

When you're looking for an affordable feast, then it should be Golden Cowrie all the way! You'll be rest assured of the quality of every dish and its superb service.

I would like to go back here with my family. :)

» My dining experience with Golden Cowrie Restaurant is not sponsored.

How about you? Have you tried this restaurant? How did your dining experience go? If not, would you like to try them?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

BeautyMNL Crazy Christmas Sale + Unlimited Free Shipping!!!

Yesterday (November 27), I took advantage of BeautyMNL's Crazy Christmas Sale as well as their Unlimited Free Shipping promo. The free shipping is only valid from October 7, 2018 up to December 31, 2018 only.

If you're not familiar with this platform, BeautyMNL is an online shopping platform, where you can shop for (1) beauty products: makeups, skin care products, hair and body products as well as scents and organizers, (2) health and wellness products: food & drink, diets, supplements, home care, eco-friendly products and well-being, (3) fitness products: activewear, accessories, small equipment and sports nutrition, (4) makeover deals: hair, skin, nails, brows, waxing and lashes.

Without further ado, let me share the process and what I shopped during their Crazy Christmas Sale. By the way, I already used this platform when I ordered Lucas Papaw last February. Before, I used their website when I ordered but now, I used their mobile app to order.

I ordered 3 pieces of L'Oreal Paris Matte Powder Foundation w/ SPF34 for only Php 280 instead of Php 400. I tried many powder, BB creams, etc. before but this brand suits on my skin. I didn't experience any breakout + it stays on my skin longer (not sure if 12 hours work 'coz I retouch every 6 hours). This is not a sponsored post though.

I also ordered Innisfree's Auto Eye Brow Pencil for only Php 200. I haven't tried this brand yet so I will just update you if it's okay.

After tapping the Checkout button, you need to put your personal details such as contact number and delivery address. Make sure all the fields are complete to avoid delivery conflicts.

Next, select your desired mode of payment. I chose the Cash on Delivery option because I'm more comfortable with it. Just to remind you that with this option, you are required to give exact amount only. They don't carry a change, ever.

Do check thoroughly the Terms and Conditions for the Cash on Delivery option. Then, tap the Got It button on the alert as well as the Send My Invoice button.

***Sometimes, they give freebies so better check it out and shop early.

Now, you can check your email for your invoice.

You can check the status of your order on the Accounts tab and click Orders on the list. What I love about BeautyMNL is they process orders really fast. Just look on the phone's timestamp. After 2-3 hours, they already processing my order.

The next day (November 28), I received a text message from them that my package was on the way. Their logistics was really fast and efficient, right? 

Note: I only tried the Metro Manila area delivery address. I haven't tried yet the provincial address so the delivery date and time might differ.

I received my order at lunch time around 12 pm. Here's the package looks like:

The three compact powders were well-packaged with bubble wraps except for the eye brow pencil. Good thing that everything was in good condition.

Will I purchase again? Definitely, yes!

How about you? Have you tried their service? If not, will you order from them in the future?

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Shopee PH: 1st Shopping Experience

Hello! After 2 months of blog hiatus, I'm back. I supposedly post this entry last September but due to hectic schedule, I posted it now.

Without further ado, I want to share my 1st Shopee shopping experience. Last September 2018, there's a Super Gadget Zone Sale hosted by Shopee. I was hesitant to shop at first but I gave it a "go". 

By signing up, there are freebies such as free shipping fee. You can receive at least 3 free shipping vouchers!!! This freebie is still ongoing as of November 2018.

Take note of the expiry date. :)

My mom really wanted to have a bluetooth speaker for her phone. Her birthday was last September so it's a nice birthday present to give. She's not super techie so I looked for a bluetooth speaker that also has a built-in audio cable right next to the speaker. With that, she will just plug-in the device to her mobile phone and play her favorite music. That's it!

I bumped on this brand JBL and I super love it! The original price was Php 3,099 / USD 58.89 and was reduced to 52% off so I purchased it for only Php 1,499 / USD 28.49. It was a great deal that I ever purchased.

By the way, I used the free shipping voucher.

On the Checkout option, you can opt to leave a message to seller. The delivery logistics on this brand is XPost Integrated. They also accepts Cash-on-delivery option.

After that, you can check your order status on the Shopee Dashboard.

After you received the item, you will notice an alert like this on the Shopee Dashboard. I didn't click the Confirm button and just let it be.

Here's the parcel that I received from Shopee:

The product is original and in good condition. There's no scratches, or whatsoever. I just don't like the long waiting time for the delivery. It took me a week before I received my item (compared to other online shopping sites) even if the delivery address is in Metro Manila area.

Nonetheless, it's still a good shopping experience. 

How about you? Have you purchased from Shopee? Share your experience.