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Taking Up the Medicard-Metafit Fitness Boot Camp Challenge!

Fit, Fun and Fresh - an evening of work-out that will surely make you sweat and healthy.

The Medicard-Metafit Fitness Boot Camp trial session was held at Medicard Lifestyle Center last February 16, 2013, in collaboration with APEX-Metafit coaches Jim Saret (Founder), Toni Dimaguila-Saret and Grace Siongco, together with Hazel Chua and Raffy Tan of  Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition and spearheaded by Medicard president Dr. Nicky Montoya and Ms.Kate Cruz-Joaquin, Medicard Marketing Manager.

In the recent briefing event of MediCard-Metafit, the bloggers and some participants were already put to training what they’ll experience heavily at the boot camp which starts on February 25.
The workout techniques and methods - 10 jumping jacks, 10 squats, 10 pushups, 10 lounges per leg for a warm-up stint focuses more on lower body strength with over-all metabolic exercises. This was done the AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) within 4 minutes, pretty much the same as what you’d expect from a crossfit…

GEB Super Club Celebrates Hearts Night with the Bloggers!

GEB (Grand Eye Ball) Super Club is now one of the hottest place in the Metro. Located in 184 Tomas Morato, Quezon City, GEB Super Club gives the ultimate party and fun experience every night suiting your lifestyle.     
Just recently, the club held a "My Bloggin's Valentines" event exclusively for the bloggers. This was a very first pre-Valentines event spearheaded by Blogapalooza and GEB Super Club. The event was not just an ordinary party. It turned out to be a variety show as surprise games, challenges, and raffle draws highlighted the night.    
 Check out some of the event photos which took place on the Valentines eve:

Taken or single during the hearts' night, worry no more as GEB Super Club drives out emotions with its full blast party all night long! A really great experience, a fun and exciting night! Let's party, party!

Oscars Winners 2013 Revealed!

Check out the official list of winners of the 85th Academy Awards. Here they are:

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”


“Paperman” by John Kahrs

“Life of Pi,” Claudio Miranda

“Life of Pi”

“Anna Karenina,” Jacqueline Durran

“Les Miserables”

“Curfew” by Shawn Christensen

“Inocente” by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

“Searching for Sugar Man” by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

“Amour” (Austria)

“Les Miserables”

“Zero Dark Thirty” tied with “Skyfall”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”



“life of Pi,” Mychael Danna

“Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth


Harris "The Hitman" Sarmiento Submits Ortiz; Retains PXC Lightweight Title!

Pacific X-Treme Combat general manager EJ Calvo delivered on his promise to start the year with a bang as PXC staged its eighth mixed martial arts event in the Philippines and 35th overall last Feb. 16 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

In the first of possibly four events this year in the country, the PXC treated Filipino MMA junkies to nine equally electrifying fights highlighted by the successful title defense of lightweight champion Harris ‘The Hitman’ Sarmiento.

“PXC 35 only solidifies the reign of PXC as the premiere MMA company in Asia Pacific,” Calvo said. “The nine fights we had so far gave MMA fans here in the Philippines something to remember and will definitely make them come back for more PXC events.”

Coming off a disappointing first-round loss to PXC featherweight superstar Mark Striegl last November, Sarmiento moved back to his natural weight class and retained his 155-pound title belt at the expense of Isaiah Ordiz.

The victory was expected from the veteran S…

Yasmien Kurdi, Chariz Solomon, and LJ Reyes: The Cooking 'Starstrucks' in 'Sarap Diva!'

This Saturday (February 23) on Sarap Diva, StarStruck alumni Yasmien Kurdi, Chariz Solomon and LJ Reyes will invade Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s kitchen.

Starstruck season 1 runner-up and new mom Yasmien will prepare Fattoush Lebanese crumble bread salad, a recipe she learned from her Lebanese grandmother.

Sexy-comedienne and newly-married Chariz will show off her cooking skills as she prepares salt and pepper crab claw.

Meanwhile, Regine will get a taste of LJ’s spicy chicken.

Join Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid this Saturday on Sarap Diva 9:40am on GMA. -

Vista Residences Launches the Newest Showroom at 515 Shaw!

Vista Land will unveil its newest showroom this Saturday afternoon. Come and see the opening of this newest gorgeous place at Shaw Blvd. corner Laurel St. in Mandaluyong City on February 23, 2013, Saturday, 3pm onwards.    
The event includes the Showroom Blessing and Special Preview of the place.
Join the fun! Expect more other surprises in this another opening of the coolest place in town only from Vista Land! -

Aljur Abrenica, Iya Villania, and Ian Batherson Sizzle in the Poster of BlueWater Day SPA!

BlueWater Day SPA just formally introduced their newest celebrity endorsers in a prestige event held in Palawan Ballroom, EDSA Shangrila Hotel, Mandaluyong City on February 19, 2013. They were the hunk commercial model-actor Ian Batherson, MYX veejay Iya Villania, and Kapuso hunk actor Aljur Abrenica.
Inline with their endorsement, a sizzling sexy hot posters / billboards of BlueWater Day SPA were released featuring the three hottest celebrities.  
Check out the said posters of Ian, Iya, and Aljur below:

Now, there is a more compelling reason to visit BlueWater Day Spa. Iya, Aljur, and Ian all agree that a visit to the spa takes them on both physical and emotional healing. These celebrities are confident that once they enter this spa paradise named BlueWater Day Spa, they are in for the ultimate spa experience.

BlueWater Day Spa now has 6 branches strategically located at Ortigas, Makati, Eastwood, Capitol Hills, Tomas Morato and Cotabato City. -

Iya Villania, Aljur Abrenica and Ian Batherson are Introduced as the Newest BlueWater Day Spa Endorsers!

Blue Water Day SPA introduced to the media, press, and bloggers their newest endorsers in a prestige event held in the Palawan Ballroom  of EDSA Shangrila Hotel, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City on February 19, 2013.
The three newest endorsers were Iya Villania, Ian Batherson,  and  Aljur Abrenica.
Away from the bright lights of show business, some stars choose to retreat to a silent sanctuary where they can contemplate and shake off the pressures of work. After all, celebrities have to make sure that they have healthy glowing skin from head to toe.

In the peaceful silence of the BlueWater Day Spa (BWDS), punctuated by innovative treatments and warm touch of therapists, celebrities Iya Villania, Aljur Abrenica, and Ian Batherson experience the ultimate in wellness and relaxation.

“It is important for celebrities like us to take care of ourselves, especially of our skin,” said Iya. “People will see it when you’re stressed because it will show in your skin.”

For homebody Aljur, whose schedu…

The Lifestyle Portal is Now Celebrating 1ST Year Anniversary!

We are very happy to announced that this Lifestyle and Socialite Website called The Lifestyle Portalis now celebrating its 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Yes, we are now one-year old! In this very same date at the same time, February 18, 2012, The Lifestyle Portal is born!

With our aim to give the online readers the latest trends in fashion, events and lifestyle in the upper class level as well as featuring the monthly covers of the different magazines and sharing the hottest billboards in town with a touch of entertainment, thisblog site is conceptualize!

And we are celebrating our first prosperous year with you!

We are very thankful for your continuous support! We will not reach this fruitful year without you! Therefore, we're returning the favor...
We are not promising, but definitely, we will give you all the best that you want in the succeeding days!
Once more, join us in our celebration! More years to come! More years...more fun!  Cheers...!!!

Medicard-Metafit Fitness Boot Camp is All Set and Ready!

On February 7, 2013, one of the leading health maintenance organizations Medicard Philippines represented by Dr. Nicky Montoya, officially signed and joined hands with METAfit founder and famous Sports and Fitness Science Specialist, Coach Jim Saret to create the Medicard-Metafit Fitness Boot Camp. Present in the contract signing were Ms. Kate Cruz-Joaquin, Medicard Philippines Marketing Manager; and Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition finalists and METAfit coaches, Raffy Tan and Hazel Chua.

“We (at Medicard Philippines) are trying to be pro-active in promoting health…” shares Dr. Montoya, President of Medicard Phillipines. “Here’s a real program where we ask our members to join; that should promote a more active and healthy lifestyle.”

“If you have the nutrition, the exercise and the psychological motivation, putting that together, it fits into what we are trying to promote.” Dr. Montoya further expounds.

In fact, Coach Jim Saret believes that the Medicard-METAfit Fitness Boot Camp is the …

Jessy Mendiola in Beautiful Yellow on the Cover of Metro Magazine!

Kapamilya actress Jessy Mendiola graces the cover of Metro Magazine for their February 2013 issue. 
In the said cover, Jessy is very classy wearing a yellow dress!
Check out the said cover of Metro Mag featuring the very beautiful Jessy Mendiola. Here she goes:

Jessy is currently leading the afternoon TV series "Paraiso" pairing her with Matteo Guidiceili.

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo Banners the Love Issue of The Buzz Mag

The  Buzz magazine features different love stories and love teams in their February 2013 issue. And for this month of the heart, the pair of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo is featured in the cover.
Here is the said cover which also features the other love pairs:

Bloc Party to Invade Manila!

Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, composed of KeleOkereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocals, glockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands as The Cure, Mogwai, Siouxsie and the Banshees and in their more recent work Radiohead.

The band was formed at the 1999 Reading Festival by Okereke and Lissack. They went through a variety of names before settling on Bloc Party in 2003. Moakes joined the band after answering an advert in NME magazine, while Tong was picked via an audition. Bloc Party got their break by giving BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and Franz Ferdinand's lead singer, Alex Kapranos, a copy of their demo "She's Hearing Voices".

In February 2005, the band released their debut album Silent Alarm. It was critically acclaimed and was named 'Indie Album of the Year' at the 2006 PLUG Awards and NME Album…

Jolina Magdangal and Camille Prats Reveal Sweet, Saucy, and Sexy Experience While Cooking in 'Sarap Diva'

For all the avid fans of the Asia’s Songbird, consider Saturday as your lucky day as Regine Velasquez-Alcasid opens her doors for her very first “Ga-Reg Sale”!

Regine will give out some of her prized possessions, and the proceeds will go to Kapuso Foundation.

Apart from this fun Ga-Reg Sale, Regine will also exchange the yummiest recipes with her guests Camille Prats and Jolina Magdangal!

Watch out for Jolina’s On-The-Go Grilled Pork Ribs and Camille’s Breaded Chicken with Mocha Sauce! And of course, Regine will show off her fruity energy drink which is well-suited for her teen kapitbahays, the boyband turned Youtube sensation, Chicser!

Jolina will also share the juicy details of her honeymoon with hubby Mark Escueta, and Camille will open up about how she gets through life as a single mom and who she’s dating at the moment!

It’s going to be a sweet, saucy, sexy and fresh Saturday with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in Sarap Diva, 9:45am on GMA.(

The Teaser Video of the Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour

As one of the most trusted personal grooming brands for both men and women, Schick goes all out in pushing its advocacy by reaching out to their valued patrons. Through this project, the brand hopes to continue its goal of imparting positivity and self-confidence not only on a personal level but on the community scale.
Check out the ongoing Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour video. Here it goes:

And here are the schedules of the tour:
February 9, 2013
Cupang Covered Court, Ma. Corazon Subdivision, Brgy Cupang, Antipolo City

February 10, 2013
Dagohoy Covered Court, Purok Dagohoy, Bargy UP Campus, Quezon City

February 17, 2013
Parang Covered Court, General B.G. Molina Street, NGI, Parang, Marikina City (beside Parang Brgy Hall)

The group stayed true to its promise of reaching out to the grassroots level. Together with celebrity host Regine Tolentino, the caravan visited tricycle terminals, groceries, and sari-sari stores and immersed themselves in the community while handing out f…

Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour Launched

Looking and feeling good is not just about taking care of yourself; it’s about caring for the things around you and the world you live in. This is precisely what razor brand Schick strives to promote with its ongoing Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour.

As one of the most trusted personal grooming brands for both men and women, Schick goes all out in pushing its advocacy by reaching out to their valued patrons. Through this project, the brand hopes to continue its goal of imparting positivity and self-confidence not only on a personal level but on the community scale.

The tour got off in on a rousing start last December when the caravan rolled into Salamalabanan Subdivision in Imus, Cavite, where the group initiated different activities focused on engaging and educating the community on proper physical grooming, healthy and active lifestyle, and community awareness.

The project was well received and garnered positive feedback from the community—something that Schick hopes to repl…

C3 Feature Employee: Marc - "Living an Adventure at C3!"

The opportunity of finding satisfaction and adventure in the workplace is not as difficult as one may think.
This Marc Espinosa discovered that as a new employee of C3, a leader in Outsourced Customer Management Solutions.  Armed with an AB English degree from the San Agustin University of Iloilo City, he was faced with the choice of either spending his post-school life teaching in his hometown, or to embark on a journey to Manila for greener pastures.
“I wanted to become independent,” he recalls, adding that in the end, the lure of trying and experiencing new things clinched his decision to relocate. Almost immediately after arriving in Metro Manila, the driven Marc was able to find employment in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.  It was not at all a surprising career choice for him then as the industry was offering lucrative pay to fill the numerous job vacancies that has since made BPOs the darling of the Philippine economy.
 Considering his command of the Englis…

C3 Feature Employee: Keisha - "Where Love Takes Center Stage!"

It is one thing for a company to proclaim that it 'loves' its employees, but another thing entirely to walk the talk.
Valentine’s Day may traditionally be the time to show people how much you care, but Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm C3/CustomerContactChannels (C3) takes the principle of V-Day to heart by making a company culture out of it.

This “love fest” is seen the moment one enters company headquarters—posters strewn across the company walls proudly declare, “Love what you do,” “Love coming to work,” and “Love the difference.” And if that is not enough to convince a visiting client or guest, the employees themselves are the best reflection of the company’s love-centric culture. For an organization that operates mostly at nighttime, the atmosphere teems with a vibrant energy that can only come from people who genuinely enjoy what they do, respect who they work for, and thrive in their work environment.

A Culture of Positivity

For 22-year-old Keshia Faculin, a fres…
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