AirAsia celebrates 21st Birthday with Php21 one-way base fare sale

AirAsia,  in celebration of its founding 21 years ago, rolls out its Birthday Sale from November 28 to December 04, effectively slashing one-way base fares to as low as Php 21. The promo is applicable to travels happening from March 01, 2023 to March 30, 2024. 

The one-way base fare markdown applies to all domestic routes of AirAsia Philippines, which include top-leisure destinations Caticlan, Tagbilaran and Cebu. The AirAsia Birthday Sale is also bringing down the one-way base fare to international routes to as low as Php 421. 

Karen Chan, Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia (Airline) shares: “It’s incredibly humbling to be celebrating 21 years of being a market leader in delivering the best value fares to now over 700 million passengers – and counting. Historically, only the affluent could afford the right to air travel but AirAsia has revolutionised and democratised the aviation industry by making travel affordable. Many millions of our guests are first time travellers who couldn’t afford to fly before AirAsia took to the skies on 8 December 2001. For the last 21 years, we have connected people to their loved ones and to exciting new places at affordable prices never seen before and we remain committed to providing accessibility to high-value air travel for the masses.”

Ricky Isla, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Philippines notes: “We join all the other airline operating centers in celebrating the innovation and disruption that AirAsia has been bringing into the airline industry since its launch more thn two decades ago. AirAsia Philippines is proud to offer to Filipinos the world-class flight service our company is known for worldwide. We shall never lose sight of our core value of attainable air travel for everyone as we diversify and transform for the modern-day traveller. Happy birthday, AirAsia!”

Avid globetrotters who wish to avail of the birthday promo may also visit the the Travel Sale Fair – tagged as December’s biggest travel convention – which is happening from December 03 to 04, 2022 at the Hall 1 of SMX Convention Manila.  The airline’s birthday celebration is set to be sustained with a 21 percent discount on all seats across all flights of AirAsia Philippines from December 05 to December 11, 2022.  

Interested guests may visit the AirAsia website for more information on the Php21 Birthday Sale.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Photo Credit: Shantum Singh on Pexels

Bigger rewards and deals abound during GCash’s birthday week

It’s that time of the year again when GCash showers its users with deals and rewards as it celebrates its birthday week. From October 17 to 23, GCash has been giving away up to Php240 million of vouchers and freebies, all day, everyday.

So, GCash users, be sure to download the latest version of the app and make the most of its convenient features to make the most our of its #ReadySetGBirthday offers, such as:

Services
  • Citibank. Apply for a Citibank Credit Card and enjoy no annual fees forever plus get Php 1,000 GCash eGC via giftaway, redeemable within 60 days! Plus, applicants who avail a Citi Personal Loan can get as much as Php 5,000 GCash eGC via giftaway during GCash Birthday week!
  • DHL. Get a 20% discount when you pay via GCash Pay QR using the code GCASH20 on your next DHL delivery!
  • Entrego. Users are entitled to Entrego Vouchers when they pay via Gcash QR! Receive vouchers worth Php 50, Php 30, or Php 20 throughout Birthday week. 
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022
Shopping
  • Zing. Get 100 Zing Points with a minimum spend worth Php1,000 on your first transaction during Birthday week. For succeeding transactions, get 10 Zing Points for every minimum spend of Php1,000 when you pay with GCash. Plus, get Ayala Mall GC worth 100 pesos, with a minimum spend of Php1,000 when you check out with GCash on ZingMall.
  • Zalora. Get 25% on your Zalora purchases when you pay online via GCash with a minimum spend of Php2,000.
  • Charles & Keith. Get PHP 350 off with a minimum spend of Php 3,500 in all Charles & Keith stores when you pay with GCash! Applicable on all regular, sale, and promo bundle items.
  • Puregold. Shop at Puregold and buy Php1,500 worth of participating items and Scan to Pay via GCash to receive a Php50 Puregold exclusive discount voucher on your GCash app! Or you can buy from Puregold in the GLife app and get a Php100 discount voucher with a minimum purchase worth Php2,800 of participating items. 
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022
Food
  • Pancake House. Buy One, Get One on 2pcs. Classic Pancakes at Pancake House when you pay using GCash. Available for dine in, takeout and curbside pick-up transactions only.
  • Bo’s Coffee. Enjoy FREE Drip Coffee when you Buy 1 any Large Espresso or Froccino Beverage from Bo’s Coffee and pay via GCash QR code/
  • Auntie Anne’s. Awesome food deals are also available throughout GCash Birthday week! Order from Auntie Anne’s on GLife to avail a Buy 1 Take 1 promo on the Chocnut Pretzel Twist! Those who Scan to Pay in any Auntie Anne’s store can also get a Free Chocnut Pretzel Twist with minimum spend of Php250.
  • Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar. Scan to Pay when you dine in or order takeout from Peri-Peri and receive a free Cheese Quesadilla for a minimum purchase worth Php 500!
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week
Tech
  • Cherry Mobile. Get a chance to win freebies from Cherry when you purchase select items! A LoveMarie Powerbank 5k mAh, LoveMarie Powerbank 10k mAh, and free Car Ionizer Filter are all available as freebies with specific purchases of Cherry gadgets and items!  
A+ Rewards
  • Claim a variety of exciting freebies on A+ Rewards on the GCash app! Some exclusive Birthday week deals to look forward to include discount vouchers on your next Agoda booking, 2 months free Apple Music subscription, and 1 month free subscription to Google One!
  • You can also claim discount vouchers on A+ Rewards and enjoy the following exciting discounts: Php 40 off on your next FoodPanda delivery, Php 40 off on Google Play Store, Php 20 off from iHerb, Php 20 off from IQIYI, Php 20 off from Shein, Php 20 off from SmileOne, Php 20 off from Spotify, or Php 20 off from Steam! 
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022

This GCash Birthday, you can claim free vouchers on the GCash Birthday landing page found easily on your GCash Home Page. Scroll through the landing page to claim the various vouchers available. Remember to read all its terms and conditions before redeeming any voucher!

To claim these exciting perks, simply tap the GCash Birthday banner on your GCash app’s home page and scroll through the available vouchers. Be sure to check out the terms and conditions before redeeming your vouchers.

You can also claim and use vouchers to redeem discounts on GCash Pay QR transactions. To use your vouchers, open the GCash app and select ‘Pay QR’ and ‘Scan QR Code,’ or simply swipe left on the home page. Align your phone’s camera over the merchant’s GCash QR code to scan, and then enter the non-discounted amount for the goods you bought in the Payment screen.

Confirm the total and choose whether to pay with GCash or GCredit. To select and use a voucher, tap the arrow in the Discount row. After selecting the voucher, you will be able to see the discount that will be applied as well as your new total amount. You can also see all of your claimed vouchers in your Voucher Pocket, which is accessible through your profile.

GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022

View all the exciting offers this GCash Birthday celebration from October 17 – 23 by visiting the GCash website. Download the GCash app today on the AppStore or Google Play Store. 

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 69M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

Enjoy great freebies with the ShopSM App during SM Markets’ Super Month this October!

October is not just a holding month as we wait for the mad Christmas rush in December. Thanks to all the fantabulous offers from the whole SM community, it’s actually a Super Month!

This whole month, SM Supermalls, the SM Store and SM Markets go all out discounts, promos and freebies, giving us shoppers not just a fantabulous time shopping, but awesome savings as well.

Thanks to SM’s online store ShopSM and the ShopSM App, we don’t have to leave home to shop to our heart’s content. We can simply go click-click-click on our computers or go tap-tap-tap on our mobile phones as we select and check out our purchases.

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ShopSM
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

We can even earn points for our SM Advantage Card when we shop online, just as we do in-store. Plus, we could also look forward to exciting member’s only discounts and benefits.

This month, food shopping becomes super-sulit with SM Markets’ Super Month triple threat ensemble:

  • Super Tipid Deals which allows us to double down on discounts and savings
  • Super Sulit Grocery Shopping which allows us to stretch our budget and give power to our piso
  • Super Sarap Treats which gives us perks and freebies to make our shopping experience extra sweet
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

Simply shop online at shopsm.com/groceries with a minimum spend of Php2,000 to enjoy to enjoy these freebies!

DurationFree Gift
Oct 1-3SM BONUS SPAGHETTI 250G
CENTURY TUNA FLAKES IN VEG OIL 155G
Oct 4-6SM BONUS ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 70% 250ML
SM BONUS FACIAL TISSUE 2 PLY TRAVEL PACK 70PULLS
Oct 7-9SM BONUS HOTCAKE MIX 500G
TANG POWDER JUICE ORANGE 20G
Oct 10-13SM BONUS MACARONI ELBOW 400G
NESTLE CARNATION EVAPORATED 250ML
Oct 14-16SM BONUS FISH BALL 200G
Oct 17-19TURON WITH LANGKA
SM BONUS MARSHMALLOWS 200G
Oct 20-22SM BONUS PEANUT BUTTER 224G
SM BONUS MARSHMALLOWS 80G
Oct 24-25SM BONUS SODA WATER 330ML
OISHI GRAB NUTS ROASTED CASHEWS 30G
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

Plus, you can take advantage of these perks for more savings!

DurationOnline Promo
Oct 1-31FREE DELIVERY:
Free delivery with a min. P1,500 spend. Use promo code SUPERMONTH to avail.
Oct 1-16SUPER BRANDS: UNILEVER
P90 off on Pick-Up orders with a min. P600 spend on Unilever items
Free Delivery + discounts with a min. spend on Unilever items
Virtual Bundling
Up to 25% off on select Unilever items
SUPER BRANDS: SELECTA
P80 off on delivery with a min. P400 spend on Selecta Ice Cream items
Oct 1-29SUPER BRANDS: GARDENIA
Free delivery on P199 spend of Gardenia.
Oct 1-31SUPER BRANDS: ALASKA
Free 1PC of Lock & Lock 2.6L with a min. P1,000 spend on Alaska items
SUPER BRANDS: P&G
Up to 18% off on select P&G items
SUPER BRANDS: PHILUSA
Up to 25% off on select Philusa items
SUPER BRANDS: GRABMART
Oct 1-7 – Free 2pcs SM Bonus Paper Towel 2 ply with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct. 8-13 – Free Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal 400g  with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct.17-21 – Free Lay’s Stax Original 135g  with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct.22-28 – Jack & Jill Cloud 9 Classic 7g   36pcs with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct. 29-31- Free SM Bonus Christmas Bag P350  with a min. P5,000 spend.
Oct. 14-16 – Free delivery with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct. 1-31 – 10k Voucher Raffle Promo
Mechanics: Get a chance to win P10,000 voucher for every transaction worth at least P3,500.
No. of Winners: 3
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

With such super deals – free gifts, free delivery and huge discounts – October really is a Super Month for shopping!

And we won’t have to leave home! Just visit shopsm.com/groceries or download the ShopSM app on Google Play or the App Store.

ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

Planning to shop in-store? The weekend of October 14 to 16 is great time to do so as it is Tatang’s Weekend Sale! In honor of SM’s founder Henry Sy, whom the SM community affectionately refers to as Tatang, SM Markets will offer up to 50% off on participating items, free delivery on with a minimum Php1,000 single-receipt spend, plus a chance to be one of 10,000 winners of Php10,000 worth of shopping money!

Check out my previous posts about SM Markets:

Fly and Live Anywhere for 30 days in the Philippines with Airbnb & AirAsia

Ever dreamt of a long leisurely getaway to live and work from anywhere, or simply enjoy the vacation of a lifetime? For the first time ever, Airbnb and AirAsia Philippines are teaming up to offer one Filipino (and up to 3 companions) the ultimate dream adventure to Fly & Live Anywhere in the Philippines for 30 consecutive days.

From remote workers to creatives, families, empty nesters, vacationers and more; Airbnb and AirAsia are seeking one special winner who will fly and live anywhere in the Philippines for one month between September to October 2022. 

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The winner will win an incredible Php 200,000 worth of Airbnb travel credits and 12 round-trip domestic flights with AirAsia, and can bring up to three companions on the trip.

During their month-long adventure, the winner and their guests will get to live in some of the most unique Airbnb Stays in the country, and travel with AirAsia to their bucket list destinations.  Get ready to discover home in a new light while exploring new cities and hidden gems with your loved ones like never before. 

“As more Filipinos enjoy greater flexibility to work from anywhere, the blurring lines between travel and living have led many to embrace remote work and more spontaneous getaways with their loved ones. As travel rebounds, we are thrilled to partner with AirAsia to offer this amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We know travel connects people and brings significant economic opportunities for local communities, and we hope this contest ignites greater excitement and appetite to rediscover home,” shares Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

Steve Dailisan, AirAsia Philippines’ Head of Communications and Public Affairs, notes, “The tourism industry of the Philippines boasts diversity and richness across many facets – culture and heritage, scenic spots, exclusive adventures, and culinary delights. These drivers position the Philippines as a viable destination for travelers living a nomadic lifestyle away from the usual metros. Digital nomads, barkadas, or families who have the liberty to travel while keeping their grind must know that the Philippines is ready to welcome them. We are glad to partner with Airbnb to underscore this very message.” 

How to apply for your dream adventure

Starting today, August 11, through August 21, 11:59 p.m. PHT, eligible applicants may apply by visiting airbnb.com/flyandliveanywhere and completing the application form.

Participants must be over 18, have an Airbnb account and available to travel within the Philippines from September to October. The successful participant will be contacted directly by Airbnb on August 29. For more information, see the Contest Rules.

Traveling more and venturing further

For the first time since the pandemic, travelers can now fly and live anywhere and Airbnb and AirAsia are making this possible in the Philippines. 

Recent Airbnb data revealed that more than a third of local Airbnb guests polled stayed with Airbnb in the Philippines to travel and work remotely1, and that travelers are now venturing further with Filipino Hosts in over 60 new Philippines cities and towns welcoming their very first guests since the start of the pandemic2

Searching for travel inspiration for your Fly & Live Anywhere application? Check out Airbnb’s first-ever Travel Guide to the Philippines. Travellers are also encouraged to check the travel requirements of each destination, which can be found on AirAsia’s Fly Safe Page.  

Note

1 Based on a survey of 250 Airbnb home guests who booked a listing in the Philippines between June 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, and were surveyed between February 17, 2022, and March 31, 2022.

2 According to internal Airbnb data between March 2020 and March 2022.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-148895 Series of 2022.

About Airbnb

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.  

About AirAsia

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. (PAA), doing business as AirAsia Philippines (with flight code Z2), is one of the country’s top low-cost airlines. It flies to a total of 16 domestic destinations and 15 international destinations as of June 2022. It was officially launched as the fourth Airline Operations Center (AOC) of the AirAsia group in 2012. Under the AirAsia Aviation Group Limited, it offers all its flight and ancillary products on the fully-integrated platform airasia Super App. Through this, guests can enjoy seamless booking of flights and hotels, and other features such as delivery, ride hailing, and online shopping.

Reserving your Lumina home this week? Enjoy a 50% discount at Shopee!

Gone are the days when people believe August as a ghost month. And for Lumina Homes, August means celebrating its anniversary with its growing number of homeowners. You can say that it also marks the start of its long Christmas giveaways, beginning with this awesome 50% reservation discount during Shopee 8.8!

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Here’s the step-by-step guide to claim your discounted e-voucher:

  • Proceed to Lumina Homes Shopee Mall store at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial;
  • Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers;
  • Read the e-voucher description and chat with the seller to inquire about Lumina Homes projects location where you can use the e-voucher;
  • Choose your preferred e-voucher and click “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” and pay for the e-voucher through Shopee Pay, GCash, or credit card.
  • The Lumina Homes Expert will receive a notification of the sale, then he/she will contact you to schedule an online appointment for marketing briefing and completion of documents.

Times are changing, and the ease of reserving your new home only gets more and more appealing, at least when you’re dealing with Lumina Homes. 

Choose your preferred location, whether you’re in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao. The projects are available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines, such as Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Davao del Norte.

Is stepping into your home your 2022 Christmas wish? This Lumina Homes x Shopee 8.8 could be your sign to fulfill that goal and more! With Lumina Homes’ beautiful houses and modern community centers, right away you’ll definitely feel that you belong.

DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-147555 Series of 2022

Here’s how to get Php500 off when reserve your own Lumina home online:

  1. Visit Lumina Homes’ website.
  2. Click “E-Services” and “Reserve Online” then fill out your details.
  3. Fill out the project name, phase, block and lot of your preferred Lumina project.
  4. Proceed to payment and use my code JLBLMN500. Payments via GCash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

For more information and announcements, follow @luminahomesofficial on Facebook or visit Lumina Homes’ official website at www.lumina.com.ph.

Freebies and deals await at OPPO’s 7.7 Sale on Shopee and Lazada

Global smart device brand OPPO gives you more reasons to shop, as it rains down freebies and exciting deals for its 7.7 Sale on Shopee and Lazada! From July 7-11, you can get up to 56% off on your favorite OPPO devices, like bestselling A Series phones OPPO A94 and OPPO A55, and Portrait Experts OPPO Reno5, Reno6 and Reno7 Series, as well as IOT devices OPPO Band and Enco Buds. 

OPPO Reno6 Z gives perfect gaming experience
OPPO Reno6 Z Product Photo
OPPO Reno5 4G Product Photo
OPPO A55 with System Booster

When the discounts rain, there are plenty more freebies that pour! Tons of freebies await shoppers during the sale, including free G25 Bluetooth Earphones going to all smartphone buyers in the 12:00am-2:00am window of July 7. If you’re not one of the early birds, there’s no need to worry about missing out on freebies, as OPPO will be filling your carts with even more free items! Take home free TG113 Bluetooth Speakers with your A94 purchase; a free Neon Island Deskpad when you check out any Reno6 series phone; and free A8 Long Speakers plus a Neon Island Deskpad when you shop Reno7 series.

Throughout the 7.7 Sale, you can also avail of limited time bundle deals for smartphone and IOT purchases. Get the OPPO Band + Enco Buds bundle for only Php1,999; the OPPO A55 + Enco Buds bundle for Php9,499; the OPPO A94 + Enco Buds bundle for Php11,999; OPPO Reno5 + Enco Buds bundle for just Php15,999; and finally the OPPO Reno5 5G + Enco Buds bundle for Php19,999. That’s more savings and more to take home for you! 

OPPO Enco Buds
OPPO Band Lifestyle Photo - 2

That’s not all – discount and shipping vouchers also await you when you check out during the sale period. Get vouchers worth Php200 off and Php400 off with minimum spends of Php9,999 and Php14,999 respectively. And with just a minimum spend of Php500, you can also avail of Php55 shipping voucher on Lazada, and Php50 shipping voucher on Shopee. Lazada customers can also avail of 10% coins cashback on every purchase, and can collect and redeem Lazada Bonus vouchers worth Php50 off for every Php500 spend. 

Give yourself a rainy day treat and check out OPPO’s official stores on  Shopee and Lazada to start adding to cart!

For more updates and detailed promotion mechanics about the sale, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Discover the joys of home ownership with Lumina Homes during the Shopee 7.7 Mid-year Sale

With all your other expenses and payables, you might be putting your dreams of having your own home on hold.

While that is a valid decision, you might be missing out on some of the benefits of home ownership, such as:

  • Establishing equity. As you continue to pay your mortgage, the value of your home increases.
  • Greater control over expenses. You might be right in believing that your house amortization will eat a huge chunk from your monthly budget. However, this amount is fixed (unless you choose to change it) and has a finite period to pay. That means you can plan for your expenses. Plus, it also builds your fiscal discipline by accustoming you to setting aside a large part of your income for your house payments. In contrast, paying rent never ends and is also subject to price increases depending on your landlord.
  • Strengthening your credit. Demonstrating how you are able to fulfill your monthly payments helps strengthen your credit over time, making it easier for you to get financing for other items in the future such as a car loan or business loan.
Lumina Polomolok
Lumina Polomolok

And thanks to Lumina Homes, affordable houses and lots for your dream home are within easy reach!

Can’t decide among Lumina Homes’ Adriana, Angeli, and the other beautiful houses? Maybe this extended 10% discount on reservation fee this July will help make up your mind! 

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Angeli Single Firewall
Lumina Homes
Adriana Townhouse

Save up to P1,500 when you reserve your Lumina Home house and lot unit via Shopee 7.7 Mid-year Sale from July 1 to 9.

Here’s the step-by-step guide to claim you discounted e-voucher:

  • Proceed to Lumina Homes Shopee Mall store at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial
  • Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers
  • Read the e-voucher description and chat with the seller to inquire about Lumina Homes projects location where you can use the e-voucher
  • Choose your preferred e-voucher and click “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” and pay for the e-voucher through Shopee Pay, GCash, or credit card.
  • The Lumina Homes Expert will receive a notification of the sale, then he/she will contact you to schedule an online appointment for marketing briefing and completion of documents.
Lumina Homes
Lumina Homes

Whether you’re in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao, there’s a Lumina Homes community waiting for you. The projects are available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines, such as Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, La Union, Cagayan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Davao del Norte.

DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-145712 Series of 2022

Here’s how to get Php500 off when reserve your own Lumina home online:

  1. Visit Lumina Homes’ website.
  2. Click “E-Services” and “Reserve Online” then fill out your details.
  3. Fill out the project name, phase, block and lot of your preferred Lumina project.
  4. Proceed to payment and use my code JLBLMN500. Payments via GCash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

For more information and announcements, follow @luminahomesofficial on Facebook or visit Lumina Homes’ official website at www.lumina.com.ph.

Shop for amazing new kitchenware on #AmazonPrimeDay

Did you use to have all these exciting plans of preparing fantastic meals at home but get bogged down by old-fashioned or obsolete kitchenware?

Are you planning to remodel and revamp your kitchen into a place where you can let your creative culinary juices flow?

Then you should start shopping for new and modern kitchen appliances soon. And there’s no better time to shop than on Amazon Prime Day.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

On July 12 and 13, 2022, e-commerce giant Amazon.com will hold a mega summer sale offering lots of deals on its myriad of products, exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

Whether you’re considering a minor kitchen upgrade or gunning for a major overhaul, shopping on Amazon Prime Day will let you score a haul that will make you excited to work in your kitchen!

Add these must-have kitchen appliances to your cart in preparation for the big sale:

Induction Cooktops

These are a type of electric cooktops which use electromagnetic waves to heat the cookware, as opposed to gas or or other electric stoves which conduct heat to the cookware. Induction cooktops have faster boiling times as well as precise temperature control, and are very easy to clean.

NutriChef Double Induction Cooktop
  • Ceramic Tempered Glass Induction Cooktop
  • Simple Electronic Plug-in Flameless Burner Design
  • (2) Circular Top Panel Heating Zones
  • Independent Configurable Temperature Zone Setting
  • High-Powered Heating Elements
  • Quickly Heats for Instant Food Prep
  • Safety Certified & Approved
AMZCHEF Double Induction Cooker
  • Silver edge and black polished crystal glass surface
  • Two independent heating zones
  • Power Mode and Temperature Mode
  • Comes with a countdown digital timer
  • Compatible with cast iron, iron, enameled iron, stainless steel manufactured with a magnetic bottom

Espresso Machines

If you ever dreamed of enjoying a freshly brewed cuppa – just like what you would get from a cafe barista – right in the comforts of home, an espresso machine may be just what you need.

Espresso machines brew coffee by forcing pressurized, nearly-boiling water through ground coffee and a filter to produce a thick and concentrated coffee called espresso.

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
  • Beverages: Espresso, Hot water, Coffee, Americano, Espresso Lungo
  • User Interface: Touch screen display
  • Milk Solution: Classic Milk Frother
  • Product dimensions: 246x371x433 mm
  • 3 Aroma Strength Settings
  • 12 Grinder Settings
  • 3 Temperature settings
Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine
  • Bean-To-Brew.
  • Single Serving.
  • No Pods. No Waste.
  • German Technology.
  • Compact Size: (W) 7” (H) 12.4” (L) 15.6”

Kitchen Mixers

As appliances that grind, beat, stir and whip food, kitchen mixers have made the process of preparing dishes and culinary creations so much easier for many home cooks.

If you’re planning to try your hand at baking breads or making mousses and meringues, a higher-powered stand mixer will prove to be your best friend.

Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus 3.5-Qt.
  • 3.5 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Flex Edge Beater
  • Coated Dough Hook
  • 6-Wire Whip
DOBBOR 9.5QT Stand Mixer
  • 9.5-quart large capacity to meet the daily use of the family which can up to 10 people.
  • 660W power of planetary mixing system to evenly mix the ingredients in the bowl with low noise (<40dB).
  • Tilt-head design helps the kitchen electric stand mixer to lift its head smoothly.
  • Five silicone suction cups on the bottom to keep it secure to your countertop with no moving.

Multi-Cookers

Do you recall the times when home cooks used to slave all day in the kitchen, using various pots, pans and cooking equipment just to produce one complicated dish?

Multi-cookers do away with all of that with its ability to boil, simmer, bake, fry, grill roast, stew or steam food, all in the same device!

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker
  • Easy to use, easy to clean, fast, versatile, and convenient
  • Functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker & warmer
  • With 13 built-in smart programs
MasterChef Electric 10 in 1 Multifunctional Cooker
  • Combines many kitchen appliances in one
  • Has a range of 10 smart cooking programs 
  • Energy saving

Air Fryers

Healthy eating is becoming a way of life for many of us and one way to do so is by reducing our use of oil in our cooking.

Air fryers help us achieve this by simulating deep-frying without submerging the food in oil. Hot air is circulated within the device at high speeds, resulting in crispiness that you usually get from deep-frying, but with much less oil.

COSORI Air Fryer 6.8 Qt
  • Patented 360 ThermoIQ Technology
  • Customize and save 10 cooking functions with your preferred time and temperature
  • Free VeSync app lets you control your air fryer remotely
Chefavor Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
  • Wide temperature range of 200°-450°F
  • The high-speed convection fans speed up cooking for a quick fried finish
  • Equipped with advanced over-heat protection for added safety
  • Watch your foods cook to crispy perfection with wide windows and an interior light
  • Includes wire rack, baking tray, air fry basket, removable crumb tray and tray handle

Smokeless Grill and Hotpot

We’ve all fallen in love with Korean barbecue, but can you imagine the sheer gastronomic pleasure of enjoying your freshly grilled meats while slurping on freshly made soup from a Chinese-style hotpot, right at your dining table?

That’s what a smokeless grill and hotpot can do. With this gadget in your arsenal, an Asian-style food party can be done in a jiffy.

Food Party 2 in 1 Electric Smokeless Grill and Hot Pot
  • Fast and Even Heating Technology
  • Easy to Clean
  • Multi-functional cooker
4YANG Hot Pot with Grill
  • Multi-function Hot Pot
  • Independent Dual Temperature Control
  • 8-seconds rapid heating
  • Smokeless and safe

So, are you now excited for Amazon Prime Day? Be sure to mark July 12 and 13 on your calendars!

Not yet an Amazon Prime member?

To take advantage of the awesome deals that await you during Amazon Prime Day, you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

You can also enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Fast and free delivery. Get two-day, next-day or same-day delivery to a US address for millions of items.
  • Prime Video. Get access to fresh movies releases and original award-winning Amazon productions.
  • Prime Reading. Get access to a rotating catalogue of e-books and audio books including one free pre-release book every month from editor’s picks.
  • and more!

Now, how to get your goodies home…

You might be getting worried about how much your Amazon Prime Day haul will set you back when it comes to shipping.

One way to minimize your shipping costs is by consolidating your packages via ShippingCart. It allows you to have your orders from e-commerce sites based in the US, UK, Australia and Japan delivered to a single shipping address in those countries where they are consolidated, then carefully packed into one parcel before shipping to your home address in the Philippines.

This also means that you can also purchase items that are not eligible for shipping to the Philippines!

Know more about ShippingCart and sign up for the service here. Indicate the US address provided by ShippingCart when you checkout your purchases on Amazon.com. Plus, use my code JELLYB to enjoy 15% off when you ship your consolidated parcels. (Discount will apply to first-time Shipping Cart users only. Code is valid until December 31, 2022.)

Happy shopping!

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Don’t Skip Dad’s Day: 3 gift ideas for Father’s Day

Buying gifts for mom can be a bit tricky, but we’re sure you’ll agree that picking gifts for dad is an unmatched kind of difficulty. Father’s Day is just around the corner and we are sure you are still struggling with what to get him. We know this, he basically claims to want nothing when asked.

Power Mac Center’s Don’t Skip Dad’s Day campaign offers the most exciting deals specially made for our loving fathers. We have rounded up the best tech gifts that he will surely use. Side note, all of these practical finds come with a discount!

So whether you’re looking for a gift for your all-around dad, your hardworking father who deserves a break, or your dad on the go who loves adventures, we have just the right gift idea for you!

For the all-around dad

All-around dads deserve all-around gifts! Present and active in all respects of work, house, and fatherly duties, surely your multifaceted dad is an incredibly dependable person. On his special day, what he needs is an equally reliable device that he can count on whenever he performs his tasks.

Get your hands on these Apple products with up to a big discount! Power Mac Center offers up to P12,000 off on iPhone 13 and up to P8,490 off on iPad Pro M1. These exciting gifts that reflect how much you support all his ventures will definitely surprise him on Father’s Day.

Power Mac Center Father's Day Sale

Wait, there’s more! You can also enjoy up to P3,000 off on AirPods Pro and up to P1,500 discount on select Apple Watch series.

These promos are available in Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, Web Store, Viber Store, and The Loop by Power Mac Center official stores on Lazada and Shopee.

For the hardworking dad

Dads are like superheroes we can always count on to protect the family. On his special day, why not return the favor even with just a simple gesture? Give him the essential accessories so his day-to-day devices are protected, too. With a strong focus on his work, a perfectly functioning charging cord and an undamaged iPhone case are not at the top of his priority list. Nothing screams thoughtfulness more than recognizing the little things and understanding his needs. 

Power Mac Center gives you up to 95% discount on accessories like cases, charging cables, connectors, storage, audio, and car accessories. And if you’re feeling a little extra, get the rest of the family too to purchase gifts for dad to get free shipping when you purchase a minimum of P2,500 worth of accessories on Power Mac Center online stores from June 15 to June 19, 2022.

Power Mac Center Father's Day Sale

These offers are available at Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, Web Store, and The Loop by Power Mac Center official stores on Lazada and Shopee.

For the dad-on-the-go

Still confused about what to get your gym buff dad? If he doesn’t skip leg day, then you definitely shouldn’t skip dad’s day. You can allow him to try new Saddle Row classes for a change. It can be the next fun activity he can enjoy with you or your mom. Plus, with its health and fitness benefits, it will be well worth it, too!

In collaboration with Saddle Row, Power Mac Center gives you the exclusive opportunity to try out the best fitness classes, like indoor cycling and indoor rowing. Purchase a minimum of P30,000 worth of items at Power Mac Center and The Loop stores to be one of the five lucky winners of a whopping P10,000 gift certificate from Saddle Row, where your dad can engage in a holistic level of fitness that will benefit his health and mental well-being.

Launched in 2015, Saddle Row is a boutique fitness concept creating tailor-fit indoor workouts for cycling and rowing. If you’re looking for a safe and smart fitness experience in the shortest possible time for your dad, let him try Saddle Row’s indoor workout programs.

Take advantage of the week-long promos of generous discounts from June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) to June 19, 2022 (Sunday). Sale activities are available at all Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, web store, Viber store, and Power Mac Center official Lazada and Shopee stores.

For more information on the amazing deals, click here and follow Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Subscribe to the PMC Viber community for any inquiries or to learn the updates about the latest Apple offerings.

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Lumina Homes showers 10% reservation discount at Shopee 6.6

It’s halfway through the year and Lumina’s promos are getting better for online shoppers! Missed the 5% discount last Shopee 5.5? Fret not because Lumina Homes is doubling the fun with 10% off your reservation free via Shopee from June 1 to June 8.

Grab this promo price using this link: http://www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial, and choose from the following Lumina Homes house models exclusively available at the Shopee 6.6 Promo:

Lumina Shopee 6.6

Here’s the step-by-step guide to claim you discounted e-voucher:

  • Proceed to Lumina Homes Shopee Mall store at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial.
  • Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers
  • Read the e-voucher description and chat with the seller to inquire about Lumina Homes projects location where you can use the e-voucher
  • Choose your preferred e-voucher and click “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” and pay for the e- voucher through Shopee Pay, GCash, or credit card.
  • The Lumina Homes Expert will receive a notification of the sale, then he/she will contact you to schedule an online appointment for marketing briefing and completion of documents.

This exclusive discount only runs until June 8 so decide on your dream house now and don’t forget to claim your discount voucher!

LUMINA HOMES X SHOPEE 6.6 PROMO
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Lumina Polomolok
Lumina Polomolok

Lumina Homes is available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines, such as Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Davao del Norte.

Lumina Homes
Lumina Homes

Here’s how to get Php500 off when reserve your own Lumina home online:

  1. Visit Lumina Homes’ website.
  2. Click “E-Services” and “Reserve Online” then fill out your details.
  3. Fill out the project name, phase, block and lot of your preferred Lumina project.
  4. Proceed to payment and use my code JLBLMN500. Payments via GCash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

Details provided by Lumina Homes in a recent press release.

4 things to expect at the #PMC2MillionStrong celebration

Power Mac Center (PMC) recently hit another milestone after its online community on Facebook reached two million followers. To celebrate, the premier Apple partner is hosting a fun shopping weekend in gratitude to its patrons and loyal Apple enthusiasts in the country.

“The community we’ve built on Facebook has been instrumental in helping Power Mac Center grow into what it is today. With every engagement and interaction that we get on our social media pages, we are inspired to push harder in our mission of bringing world-class technology to Filipinos. This celebration is also our way of letting our patrons know how we’re thankful for our online community, as they help us improve how we serve their Apple needs. We look forward to more years of touching lives, sharing joy, and connecting with more people through technology and innovation,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management, Marketing, and Space Planning.

PMC’s Facebook community serves as an avenue to inspire Apple users to showcase their creativity, simply have fun, and also work together for worthy causes. To celebrate its monumental growth, PMC prepared special surprises for customers and lucky fans.

…but first, a trip down memory lane

PMC joined Facebook on January 4, 2009. Back then, it was cool to “poke” your friends and status updates can only begin with “is.”

Over the years, it has built a lot of moments that led to the 2-million-strong PMC online community today. Among the most notable memories are the 20th anniversary celebration, which also coincided with the launch of 1 Infinite Access (then 1 Infinite Card) – PMC’s loyalty program; the successful blasting off into cyberspace of the Power Mac Center Web Store in 2019; and the much-anticipated annual launch of the latest iPhone series, particularly the “Journey to iPhone 13” livestream last year – PMC’s first-ever full online iPhone launch event. In all of these initiatives, fans generously shared their thoughts and their time to connect with fellow Apple lovers.

See some of PMC’s monumental Facebook memories at Power Mac Center’s official Facebook page.

Let’s take 5 (percent off)

Now, this is the fun part! As a simple treat to all customers and Facebook followers, ALL devices and accessories can be purchased at any Power Mac Center store nationwide at 5% off from May 27 to 29, 2022. Take home the latest iPhone 13 in 256GB for only P56,990.50 from the original price of P59,990, or get as much as P10,000 off on the 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple M1 max chip 1TB Space Gray.

Power Mac Center 2M Strong
Power Mac Center 2M Strong

The promotion is valid for cash and straight transactions, including straight credit card, debit card, bank transfer, check, HomeCredit, GCash, GrabPay, WeChat, AliPay, PayMaya, Hello Money, UnionPay, BDO Pay, ShopeePay, QRPH, Power Mac Center gift certificate, and trade-in value. No vaccination card or 1 Infinite Access membership required, but other terms and conditions will apply.

That shipping has sailed

Should you prefer to do your shopping online, PMC is also offering FREE shipping nationwide for a minimum purchase worth P2,500 on its official Web Store and Viber Store from May 27 to 29, 2022. Choose from a wide variety of devices and accessories, including iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac in a few clicks or taps on your device.

Join the fun online!

Stay updated on the latest announcements on deals, discounts, promos, and keep on visiting Power Mac Center’s Facebook page for more surprises in the coming weeks! Invite your family and friends to also like and follow PMC on Facebook so they can join the #PMC2MillionStrong celebration.

Established in 1994, PMC was born at a time when people didn’t think it was wise to invest in the Apple business. PMC’s founders embraced Steve Jobs’ “Think Different” mentality and built today’s largest network of Apple authorized retail stores, repair and service centers, and education resellers in the Philippines. It carries the entire Apple line in its stores, as well as a variety of premium products from partner brands.

Even better, PMC allows payments via installments with zero interest and no down payment to partner major banks and non-credit card installment options such as Home Credit to cater to all customers and enable them to invest in the quality of Apple devices that are easy on the pocket.

Join the growing community and be updated on the latest announcements, deals, and discounts! Follow Power Mac Center on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

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About Power Mac Center

Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Apple Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Provider, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.

The company has grown to over 80 branches nationwide, with stores located in Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia,  SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, Harbor Point, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Bacoor, SM City Lipa, SM City Sta. Rosa, SM City Batangas, SM City Dasmariñas, Circuit Makati, Vista Mall Sta. Rosa, SM East Ortigas,  KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Vista Mall Bataan, SM City San Pablo, SM City Trece Martires, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Ayala Malls Vertis North, SM City Urdaneta Central, SM City Clark, SM City Puerto Princesa, SM City Telabastagan, SM CDO Downtown Premier, SM City Legazpi, Fora Tagaytay, Festive Walk Mall Iloilo, Robinsons Place Butuan, SM City Lucena, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Olongapo Central, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Robinsons Place Tuguegarao, Eastwood City, Neo Plaza Bldg. Ongpin, SM City Grand Central, and SM City Butuan.

The Loop by Power Mac Center stores are located in Ayala Malls Feliz, U.P. Town Center, Ayala Malls the 30th, Uptown Mall, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, SM Mall of Asia, Xentro Mall Vigan, SM Center Dagupan, Southwoods Mall, SM City Calamba, SM City San Mateo, D’Mall Boracay, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, SM City CDO, SM City Davao, and SM City General Santos.

Visit a Power Mac Center store near you and find more online: 

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A great reason to dine out: House of Lasagna’s Pizza and Wings Happy Hour

After almost two years of lockdown and community quarantine restrictions, it sometimes seems as if we are just now emerging from our cocoons, relatively free to go out into the world once more.

That’s surely something worth celebrating, right?

Lucky us, House of Lasagna’s got just the thing that will make our celebrations complete: a Pizza and Wings Happy Hour!

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

From April 18 to May 7, 2022, from 2pm to 5pm, we can give our appetites for tasty and hearty food free rein for 90 minutes with unlimited refills of these irresistible selections:

Pergola Pizzeria

Composed of three best-selling variants of House of Lasagna’s line of stone-baked Neapolitan-style pizzas, these feature that irresistible combination of crunchy-chewy crust and flavorful toppings.

Pergola Special. Topped with bacon, ham, tomatoes, bell peppers, black olives, onions and mozzarella.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

Pepperoni. Topped with pepperoni, mozzarella and aged cheddar.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

All Meat. Topped with premium ground beef, bacon, ham and mozzarella.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

Southern Fried Chicken Wings

These consist of three variants of chicken wings coated in batter, deep-fried to achieve that golden-brown skin and juicy meat, then shaken with flavorings to add new dimensions in taste to the dish.

Original.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

Classic Buffalo.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

Garlic Parmesan.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

House Iced Tea

House of Lasagna’s Pergola Pizzas and Southern Fried Chicken Wings are best paired with the restaurant’s refreshing house iced tea, served bottomless and available only through this Happy Hour offer.

House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

Treat yourself and your #TeamDineIn buddies to House of Lasagna’s Happy Hour Unli Pizza and Wings offer for just Php499/head.

So go ahead and celebrate our collective re-emergence from being cooped up for the past two years by dining in at these House of Lasagna branches and taking advantage of its Happy Hour treats:

  • 240 Aguirre Ave. BF Homes Paranaque, Paranaque City
  • 218 Katipunan Ave, Project 4, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Quezon City
  • 3/F Dela Rosa Carpark 2 Bldg., Dela Rosa St. , Brgy. San Lorenzo Legaspi Village Makati, Makati
  • Unit 2 l, Ground Floor, Quad 2, Plaridel, Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga (starting Wednesday, April 20, 2022)
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour
House of Lasagna Happy Hour

To keep updated of its latest promos and offers, follow House of Lasagna on Facebook and Instagram.

You may also order House of Lasagna’s ala carte offers online through its website, which covers delivery in Metro Manila, Batangas (Lipa, Tanauan, Padre Garcia, Rosario,Cuenca, San Jose, Mataas na Kahoy, Malvar, Sto. Tomas), Cavite (Kawit, Imus, Bacoor), Laguna ( Biñan and San Pedro) and Rizal (Cainta, Taytay, Antipolo, Angono and Binangonan). It accepts payments via GCash, Visa and Mastercard.

Disclosure: I attended a food-tasting held by this restaurant wherein food items were served at no cost to the attendees.

Check out my previous posts on House of Lasagna:

It’s time to make your move to Lumina Homes

February is the lovers’ much-awaited month to express their emotions toward their special ones. And just as much as the romantic air mesmerizes the lovebirds, this Valentine’s month could also be your longed-for moment to finally make your move into your dream house—and that applies to even the single but happy ones.

Lumina Rosario
Lumina Rosario

If you haven’t taken advantage of the “pandemic discounts” in real estate yet, this is your chance to grab it. Because just like fleeting love, it could be now or never. Grab some tissue, too.

For ready-for-occupancy (RFO) units, Lumina Homes is offering extended down-payment terms for those who will reserve a unit until February 28, 2022.

Lumina Homes RFO
Lumina Homes RFO

You may choose to pay your down payment in two terms:

Option 1. 7.5% down payment payable in 5 months. You will also get a 5% discount when you receive a bank loan approval on or before the completion of down payment for 5 months.

Option 2. 12.5% down payment in 10 months

Lumina’s RFO Homes include the following:

  • Lumina Tanza in Cavite
  • Lumina Bauan, Lumina Batangas (Sto.Tomas), Lumina Tanauan in Batangas
  • Lumina Quezon (Tayabas) and Lumina Sariaya in Quezon
  • Lumina San Jose in Nueva Ecija
  • Lumina Baliwag in Bulacan
  • Lumina Iloilo (Oton)
  • Lumina Carcar in Cebu
  • Lumina Bacolod (Bacolod City)
  • Lumina Tarlac (Tarlac City)
  • The Balanga Residences in Bataan
Lumina Homes RFO

Now a home brand for Filipinos whether in the low- or middle-income households, Lumina Homes takes pride in being present in more than 50 projects all around the country, spreading love with beautiful home and lot model units, as well as condominiums fit for every Juan’s budget.

For full details of the Make Your Move promo, and more information about Lumina Homes, contact (0917) 629 6523 or visit their official website.

Tasty Taiwanese dishes at FatFook Kitchen, UP Town Center

For a recent holiday get-together with my former office buddies, we settled on FatFook Kitchen at UP Town Center as our meet-up place.

For one thing, UP Town Center is easily accessible to all of us, scattered all over the metro as we are. Despite the Christmas rush, getting there was relatively easy, since most of the traffic are headed towards the opposite direction to the Makati and South areas.

Secondly, we know that we won’t be disappointed in the food. After all, Taiwanese cuisine is so close to what appeals to the Pinoy palate while offering a welcome break to flavors and textures we consider mundane.

FatFook, UP Town Center
FatFook, UP Town Center

The next challenge was ordering food for a group of five that will please everyone’s taste buds or sate their personal cravings. Fortunately, FatFook has a ready solution with its Feast for the Family offer which allows diners to order one appetizer, one noodle or rice dish, one vegetable dish and two main entrees for just Php1,1088.

Given our appetites and this amazingly affordable offer, we ordered two sets of Feast for the Family and indulged ourselves in a variety of Taiwanese dishes which included:

Appetizer.

FatFook, UP Town Center
Hot & Sour Soup for Sharing.
A thick, savory and spicy soup which contains day lily buds, wood ear fungus, bamboo shoots, and tofu, in pork blood broth.
FatFook, UP Town Center
Fried Squid.
Thinly sliced squid rings covered in batter, deep fried for the characteristic crunch and then liberally seasoned with salt and pepper.

Noodles and Rice.

FatFook, UP Town Center
Taiwan-Style Fried Noodles.
Hand-pulled noodles are stir-fried with pork strips and veggies for a hearty and flavorful noodle dish.
FatFook, UP Town Center
Taiwan-Style Fried Rice.
Served in a small pan, the rice is fried with a salty brown sauce and accompanied by bits of green onion and Taiwanese sausage.

Vegetable Dish.

FatFook, UP Town Center
Eggplant with Minced Pork.
Slivers of eggplant stir-fried with minced pork resulting in a flavorful – yet thankfully non-spicy – viand.
FatFook, UP Town Center
String Beans.
A healthy side dish of string beans stir-fried with minced pork to lessen the guilt from eating so much, hehehe!

Main Entrees.

FatFook, UP Town Center
Chicken Chops.
Juicy and tender chicken breasts coated with batter and breading, then deep-fried, seasoned and sliced into -bite-sized strips.
FatFook, UP Town Center
Sweet & Sour Pork.
A dish that has become a mainstay in many Pinoy dining tables, this combines sweet, savory and sour flavors.
FatFook, UP Town Center
Oyster Omelette.
A dish that brings the flavors of the sea from the oysters encased with bits of lettuce in a savory egg wrap, then smothered in a sweet sauce.
FatFook, UP Town Center
Beef Tendon Hotpot.
A sinful dish made with melt-in-your-mouth slices of beef tendon stewed in a thick sauce with chopped chilis for that hint of spice.

Dimsum. Our meal wouldn’t be complete with some tasty potstickers so we ordered some of the frozen dumplings which the restaurant steamed and served to us.

FatFook, UP Town Center
Pork Siomai (Php375 | 15pcs).
FatFook, UP Town Center
Shrimp Hakaw (Php430 | 12pcs).

We also couldn’t pass up the chance to have a taste of FatFook’s signature Taiwanese Sausages, plump and meaty links with a sweet, savory and garlicky flavor. Also, since FatFook does not offer service water, we washed down our meal with soda and TeaCo Black Tea.

FatFook, UP Town Center
Taiwanese Sausage (Php328).
FatFook, UP Town Center
Teaco Black Tea

Our enjoyable time together over good food was enhanced by the great service of FatFook’s staff.

FatFook, UP Town Center
FatFook, UP Town Center

I’m so looking forward to our next meet-up here.

This FatFook branch is located at 2nd Floor, Phase 1A, UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City, open daily for dine-in and takeout.

Other branches in the metro are located at:

FatFook delivers frozen and ready-to-cook dishes via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

#PepsiChristmasHitSaSarap combo deals with Bonchon at FoodPanda

Holiday mealtimes are all-set to become a lot merrier with the latest offer from Pepsi and FoodPanda.

As part of Pepsi’s Hit Sa Sarap Christmas Campaign, the softdrink giant partnered with food delivery service FoodPanda in bringing exciting deals to the metro’s foodies:

  • Php100 OFF your favorites upon using the code PEPSIXMAS (minimum spend of Php350)
  • Up to 20% off on select Pepsi Christmas Hit Sarap Combo Deals
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Can’t wait to dig in? Check these out!

Regular Bibimbowl Meal (Php165.60 from Php207).

Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Sate your Bonchon’s samgyeopsal-inspired rice bowl packed with savory pork strips, kimchi-flavored bean sprouts and sesame shitake mushrooms, all mixed together with that signature bold, sweet and spicy Korean sauce. Available variants include beef and chicken, which comes with a regular Pepsi drink and choice of soup, K-Fries or banchan.

2 Pcs Chicken Boxed Meal (Php172 from Php215).

Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Savor Bonchon’s famous crispy and flavorful fried chicken, available in Soy Garlic, Honey Citrus, Spicy, Crunchy Garlic, K-Classic Buffalo and Honey Almond Butter Flavors. These succulent pieces come with regular Pepsi and rice.

So if you’ve got serious cravings over the holidays, grab your mobile phone and order PepsiChristmasHitSaSarap combo deals on FoodPanda stat!

Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon
Pepsi FoodPanda Bonchon

Similar deals are available on FoodPanda for Tapa King and Pizza Hut. Promo is valid until December 31, 2021 only.

Disclosure: Food items were provided to facilitate this feature story.