Budget-friendly tips for an awesome weekend


P200 isn’t much these days especially if you plan to hang out with your friends. Going to the mall, watching a movie, eating your favorite meals usually mean a huge dent on your budget. So what you can do instead on a lazy weekend is invite a few friends over, watch movies or tv series on iflix, and prepare some budget-friendly grub that you can all enjoy.

My friends love my home-cooked adobo but this week, we decided to pretend that we were healthy and prepared something different. Armed with some leftover strawberries from Baguio and fruits from the local market, we threw together what eventually became our new favorite weekend snack – Banana Cheesecake Watermelon Pizza!

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I Love You Thank You ฉักรักคุณ ขอบคุณน่ะ


“The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.” – William Somerset Maugham

For whether we admit it or not, we are all sappy when it comes to love. And in our lifetime, we all have that one heartbreak that molds us into the person that we see staring at us in the mirror every day. It doesn’t matter how old we were when it happened; whether you are a girl or a guy, heartbreak is something that we all share. Whether we move on from it or simply tell ourselves that we have – this memory will always bring back a bitter smile that tugs at our hearts until the end.

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Blog Giveaway: Avengers: Age of Ultron T-shirts are up for grabs


Dalebacar.com, IMAX 3D, and SM Lifestyle are giving away three (3) Avengers: Age of Ultron t-shirts! Just follow these simple steps:

1. Follow @dalebacar on Twitter
2. Answer why it’s best to watch Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX
2. Tweet your answer and use the hashtags #AvengersInIMAX and #SMLifestyle; tag @dalebacar

Winners will be chosen and announced on May 23, 2015.



Please DM your mailing address on Twitter or email johndale.bacar@gmail.com. Congratulations!!!

Watch Nova Villa and Freddie Webb relive on-screen romance in 1st Ko si 3rd


Going against the popular trend where local television programs and movies are mostly targeted towards the younger market, a new Cinemalaya film revives a famous 80’s TV couple and puts them in the spotlight in 1st Ko si 3rd.

Nova Villa plays Cory, a sixty-something retiree who takes a leap of faith to reignite an old flame. Her Chicks to Chicks love-team, Freddie Webb, plays Third. For the first time in years the duo brings back to life their chemistry in cinemas. This time however the comic antics are tamed to a level of serious but light depiction of sensible situations.

1st Ko si 3rd is written and directed by Real Florido and will be showing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas on August 1 to 10, 2014.

Gadget shopping for the new year

To welcome the new year, we got a few upgrades to our current gadgets! It was really about time too! Since we usually skip one update, we make full use of the gadgets that we buy before we replace them. So this year, we retired our old iPhone 4s for a 5s and the older iPad 3 Retina for an iPad Air.

This is pretty much the happiest that a gadget junkie can get… until maybe when it’s time to replace my Macbook Pro but that would probably take a few more years.

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GCASH and IT Corea, Inc. forge partnership to offer innovative services to Koreans in the PH

A partnership between GCASH, the flagship mobile commerce service operated by G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom and Philippine-based Korean information technology firm IT Corea, Inc. was signed on November 5, 2013. The move aims to expand the GCASH userbase by tapping the Korean community in the Philippines and providing them access to mobile money services.

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Black Friday Sale Shopping and shipping discounts with GCASH AMEX


Something pretty awesome is in store for people that love to shop this November as the holiday shopping season officially kicks-off on Black Friday. What this means is being able to get HUGE DISCOUNTS on practically any item from stores in the US.

What makes this really exciting for us Pinoys is that we get to avail of some of the best shopping deals without going through the hassle of being in those long lines just to get what we want! We don’t even need to travel abroad! All we need is to know where to look online. If you don’t have a credit card to use, don’t fret because you can always get a GCASH American Express® Virtual Pay account.

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