How to make Mommies Uber Happy this Mother’s Day


It’s Mother's Day on Sunday and I haven't got a gift for my mom yet! The universe must have felt my panic because today, I read that Uber Philippines (which I've featured in this post) has partnered with SMART Communications, Inc. for the first-ever on-demand campaign in Manila to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11! Press Release: MANILA, Philippines [09 MAY ... READ MORE

Uber Manila: Everyone’s Private Driver


For some months now, I've been trying to install the GrabTaxi app in my Xperia smartphone but the installation process would always conk out in the middle that I never got to finish it. This taxi booking app is supposed to be the answer to my katamaran to commute to and from work through public transport (i.e. PUJs).  You see, I don't drive and I don't want to learn how to.  ... READ MORE

ZAP Crawl @ Greenhills


Something amazing happened to me and AJ last Saturday: we got ZAPped! That is, we found ourselves "zapped" at instantaneous events with our fellow bloggers on that memorable Saturday evening, I'm talking about the ZAP Crawl: Greenhills merchant tour that The Bright Spot got invited to.  Sponsored by ZAP Philippines, selected lifestyle and food bloggers were taken around ... READ MORE

Taking the Big Leaps in 2014


Today is the last day of the year, and I'd like to remember it as the year when I took giant leaps for The Bright Spot - with lots of wonderful surprises! The year 2013 saw The Bright Spot move to its new (and permanent) home, experience the thrill of receiving invitations for events and restaurant try-outs (check out my posts on World of Toyota, Frankie's New York Chicken ... READ MORE

Book Launching of “Princess Lea”


Last Saturday, November 17, Dream Big Books launched Princess Lea at National Bookstore - Glorietta 1. Princess Lea, which tells the life story of Ms. Lea Salonga, is the 5th children's book created by Ms. Yvette Fernandez (writer) and Ms. Nicole Lim (illustrator).  All their books are about the inspiring lives of well-known Filipino personalities. Those who have ... READ MORE

AirAsia Zest Redefines Budget Flying

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I was one of the 35 bloggers selected to attend a Bloggers’ Night to launch AirAsia Zest’s four (4) major projects this year:  the airline’s rebranding, establishing its 2nd Hub in Cebu, and the launching of direct flights from Manila to Miri, Malaysia and Manila to Macau.  The event was held at New Orleans / Clawdaddy in Serendra last November 7, 2013. 2013 is indeed a ... READ MORE

Cupcakes by Sonja spread the #sweetcause


It's heartwarming to know that my favorite cupcake bakery, Cupcakes by Sonja, recently announced its partnership with, a non-profit organization duly on a mission to build schools and provide care for the underprivileged pre-school children. Dubbed as a #sweetcause, Cupcakes by Sonja and partnered together to create positive change in the lives of the ... READ MORE

The World of Toyota (Part 2)


This is the continuation of AJ's article on The World of Toyota, the special motor show he attended last Saturday at the World Trade Center, and which he gushes about until now.  Read the first part here.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The next section I went to is of the Toyota concept car, the FCV-R.  ... READ MORE