Channeling Madonna and the 80’s


Hello, I'm back!   Guess what I did during my month-long absence from blogging? Clue: Our office celebrated its 80th founding anniversary last week, where we had activities lined up for both employees and our stakeholders.  The most anticipated activity was of course the Employees's Night which took place last Friday (May 26) at the PICC.   The theme was the 80's, and ... READ MORE

Bensani Charms’s New Lucky Bracelets


Fans of Bensani Charms: check out their latest collection of charm bracelets, pendants and necklaces.  They're all so pretty and colorful and precious and very lucky! They have more faceted-cut beads (of precious and semi-precious minerals and crystals) available this time, and I'm beginning to prefer it over the smooth, round ones because more light is ... READ MORE

Bensani Charms


I was reacquainted with my love with feng shui jewelry when I sat down with Grace (of Bensani Jewelry) over coffee and donuts last month, for a possible collaboration with The Bright Spot. It was my post about feng shui jewelry that brought Grace and I together for this big project, although I knew her for quite some time already because I buy my feng shui charms and ... 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

IKEA Frosta Stools


I have a long-standing crush on this IKEA Frosta Stool. I originally wanted these for our dining chairs. But I couldn't find any IKEA furniture at the malls, so we bought a 4-seater dining set at Mandaue Foam instead.   No regrets there.  I love its simple design and dark wood finish.  However, that did not stop me from lusting after these Frosta stools! Thankfully I ... READ MORE

Ready for our Summer Escapade


This week is going to be an exciting one for AJ and me.  We're going to fly to Puerto Princesa in Palawan for a much deserved R&R.   We were finally able to get cheap airfare tickets from Cebu Pacific last February and we scheduled our trip in time for our 2nd wedding anniversary  =) The last time I was in Puerto Princesa was in 2006 (for work and leisure) and I had so ... READ MORE

Great Deal! Music Angel for only P399!


Just sharing with you this super good deal on Music Angel Mini Speaker with FM Radio at right now: It's a steal at P399.00!  I bought one for my mom at Greenhills 2 weeks ago (not the Music Angel brand but very much the same as this one) at P500.00.  I wish this one was offered a tad sooner! Here's my Music Star (I don't know if this is an imitation so please ... READ MORE