PayMaya's 11.11 PROMO!!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Today is the most awaited day in shopping this month.

Today is 11.11!!

And as a reminder, don't pay cash, PAYMAYA!!

Basta shopping this 11-11, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!  
Kick off the holiday shopping season with PayMaya and score amazing deals this 11-11!  

Now is the best time to have a PayMaya account because you can enjoy up to P5,000 in discounts and cashback deals as the holiday shopping season kicks off with the various 11-11 online and in-store sale events happening nationwide.  

Whether you prefer to shop and stay at home or troop to the nearest malls to do all your shopping, PayMaya is your trusted payment buddy for a more convenient and rewarding shopping experience this holiday season.  

With PayMaya, you can easily score up to 100% cashback (maximum of P500) when you use your PayMaya card or PayMaya QR for shopping this 11-11. Just make sure to spend at least P100 to get your cashback.   

The more you shop, the more you earn because you get an additional P250 cashback when you spend an accumulated total of P5,000* with your PayMaya card, and another P250 cashback on top of that when you spend the same amount with PayMaya QR!   

And if that’s not enough, you can also enjoy more discounts when you start your gift-shopping at Lazada by simply redeeming the PayMaya voucher in the Lazada app. Get 25% off (maximum P300) on your purchase of at least P1,000–so make sure to add items to your cart early to snag the best deals!  

If you’re planning to check out other gift ideas, you can also get a 10% discount on using the promo code PAYMAYAMONDAY10 when you shop all Mondays of November and December. You can avail of this promo when you spend at least P1,000, and get up to P2,000 off of your purchase. How’s that sound for great holiday deals?  

Giving gifts to your loved ones is great but there’s no better feeling than treating yourself with a shopping spree. Start picking out your outfits perfect for Christmas parties and reunions on Zalora and take advantage of a 25% discount of up to P2,000 on your purchase! Just use the promo code PYMYONLINEFEVER when you shop for your holiday wear with a minimum purchase of P1,500.  

With all these discounts, on top of cashbacks and promo deals, it’s safe to say that paying for all your 11-11 shopping with cash won’t get you as far as PayMaya will. If you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, now is the best time to have one so you can enjoy amazing convenience and rewarding perks for your holiday purchases.   

Just download the PayMaya app for Android or iOS, register an account, and find out what it’s like to shop with the fastest, safest, most rewarding and hassle-free way to pay. Be sure to use the code PAYMAYALOVE when you register for an account to instantly earn P100 until November 15. Remember, this holiday season don’t pay cash, PayMaya!  
To find out more about how you can make the most of great deals, promos, and offers with your PayMaya account, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    

, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund. [END]  
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#SundaySeries: May oras din tayo..

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday Mass was presided by Fr. Bel San Luis.
I honestly did not know who he was until he uttered his name.  I remember reading his column on Manila Bulletin.

Anyway, the Gospel reminds us that when we die - we're all on equal footing.  No one is better and no one is less.  We are our own person when we die and that is what is intended.

My take away was that we should love each other more, hug each other more, appreciate one another more because we don't know when our time will come.  As they say, nothing is certain like death and taxes.

Happy 3rd Year Anniversay Paradise Dynasty!!

Friday, November 08, 2019

Was it just three years ago?  Yes, but it seems longer to me!  It was truly love at first taste.  I can't believe that its been three years since my love affair with Paradise Dynasty started!  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

I can still remember it as if it were yesterday, I first tried Paradise Dynasty with (mom) blogger friends and we had a wonderful time chatting.  It was like a catch up of sorts with a wonderful spread of dishes from Paradise Dynasty.  It was such a memorable dining experience.  I was the best first impression of a restaurant really.  The quality of food and the service, impeccable!

One thing I really liked about this S Maison branch (incidentally, their first branch in the PH!) is the stunning view of Manila Bay:

And of course, the world famous XIAO LONG BAO!!

“Feast on International Flavored Xiao Long Bao and Chef’s Chinese Specialties” 

With its long and deep history, Chinese cuisine is truly an integral part of the Chinese culture. Unbeknownst to many, it is not just one distinct cuisine, but comprised of different regional styles of cooking. In Paradise Dynasty, diners will get a glimpse of the Imperial culture through its featured specialty dishes from the northern and southern parts of China.

A casual dining concept that originated from Singapore, it was first brought to the Philippines by the Paradise Group on November 9, 2016, and currently has three locations around the metro, apart from its regional branches in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.

The inspiration behind putting a local outpost came from the travels of bon vivant and CEO of the Paradise Group, Mr. Eldwin Chua, who took his palate to a gastronomic adventure across this East Asian country.

More than Dim Sum and Dumplings

Paradise Dynasty has practically become synonymous with xiao long bao or soup dumpling, as one of its famous innovations is the world’s first eight international flavored xiao long bao: signature original, ginseng, crab roe, foie gras, black truffle, cheese, garlic, and Szechuan. 

Each piece in this basket of eight treasures has its distinct color, which is extracted from natural ingredients. Traditionally, xiao long bao is dipped in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sliced ginger, but this particular version does not require anything more. Each is infused with its individual essence and all its takes is a small nip at the dumpling wrapper to release the flavorful juices before savoring the rest.

Chef’s Creations in the Spotlight

Please your palate with these chef’s creations that would steal the spotlight in any dining occasion. Savor seafood specialties such as the Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruitswhere the perfectly deep-fried fish is doused in sweet and sour sauce that is punctuated with crunchy pine nuts and chewy bits of fruit. Another notable bounty from the sea is the Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Ma Po Tofu Style, which features flaky white fish plated with pan-fried tofu cubes that have a hint of peppery spice.

Yet another mouthwatering choice is the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly where the fork-tender chunks of pork are swathed in thick caramelized sauce and simply plated with carefully arranged bok choy on the side. Though a must-not miss comforting staple is the Deep-fried Duck with Steamed Bun, which the staff can happily assemble into individual buns of fried duck strips with fresh strips of greens and an adequate serving of hoisin sauce. All of which are definite crowd pleasers that would keep diners coming back for more.  Available at The Podium Branch.

Paradise Group Holdings Pte Ltd

Paradise Group Holdings Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based restaurant group that was incorporated in 2008 by two directors, Mr. Eldwin Chua who is the Chief Executive Officer and his brother, Mr. Edlan Chua, the Chief Operating Officer. Since its first Seafood Paradise outlet in 2002, Paradise Group has built a food and beverage empire of 12 brands in Singapore and Asia. To date, the brands include Taste Paradise, Paradise Teochew Restaurant, Seafood Paradise, Canton Paradise, Beauty in the Pot, Paradise Dynasty, ParaThai, Paradise Inn, LeNu, LeTen, Hao Chii and One Paradise, a non-halal catering concept by Paradise Group. The group currently runs over 30 restaurants in Singapore and over 20 restaurants overseas in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai, Philippines, Australia and London. For more info, visit

Store Location / Tel Paradise Dynasty at The Podium
2/L, The Podium
ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Seating Capacity: 135 
VIP Room A: 16 | VIP Room B: 14 
Tel: 8 682 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm

Store Location / Tel Paradise Dynasty at SM Aura
2/L, SM Aura
26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
Seating Capacity: 116
VIP Room A: 10 | VIP Room B: 10
Tel: 8 478 3333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm

Store Location / Tel Paradise Dynasty at S Maison
2/L, S Maison at the Conrad,
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Seating Capacity: 120 
VIP Room: 12
Tel: 8 828 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 11:00am to 11:00pm

IFLIX: Now available - Tagalized K-Drama!!

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Whenever I watch K-Dramas, I need to be in the zone.  I need to be ready to watch AND to read the subtitles.  There has been so many instances that I wanted to watch, BUT my eyes are too tired to read - I just want to watch the drama unfold without really reading and just watching.  

There was a time that in order for me to sleep, I need to turn on the TV and hear dialogues (from a movie or a TV series)  I used to do that when I was still single.  But since I got married, my Panget banned that because 'sayang kuryente' because the TV is left open until I wake and close it (what if di ako magising, diba?)  So now, what I do is - I play the videos on my phone and wear one earphone to bed, so I can still listen to the what I am watching while I close my eyes.

Right now, I am watching Sky Castle.  But I am unable to just listen because the show is in Korean.  There have been so many instances that I wanted to just listen - but how?  I don't understand Korean.  I'm so glad that there are K-Dramas available on IFLIX that is dubbed in TAGALOG!!  Woohoo!!


Imagine this – you just got home from work and are in the mood for an evening of relaxing with a Korean movie or two with your favorite snacks by your side. Except that you don’t really feel like reading thru subtitles just to find out what’s happening. iflix to the rescue, serving up some of the biggest hit Korean dramas - dubbed in Filipino! And you can watch it all on iflixFREE.

Now all you need to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy the movie.

How do you protect the woman you love from two different points across 30 years? A high school teacher in 1983 and a detective in 2015 join forces through their dreams to change the perilous fate of one who owns their heart. Lim Soo-jung, Jo Jung-suk and Lee Jin-wook star in this time-travelling action-drama directed by Kwak Jae-young.



Director Park Hyeon-jin weaves a charming tale about three would-be couples finding love in the age of Facebook. A Korean superstar tries to track down his former TV producer with whom he may have a child, while a spinster flight attendant makes friends with her tenant, a broken-hearted chef. Add to that a naïve musical composer who harbors a secret admiration for a scatter-brained producer. Who will be so lucky and find love?

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 Moo-Hyuk (Cho Jung-Seok) is a journalist who is about to lose his job. He is also in the middle of a divorce. He receives a note from a serial killer and lands a major scoop. However, Moo-Hyuk soon learns that the memo is a phrase from the Chinese novel Liang Chen Murder Record and his scoop is false news. Meanwhile, the newsroom, still unaware of his error, awaits for Moo-Hyuk's article and the police are pressing for more information. To make things worse, a key witness suddenly appears, and a case is built around the information from Moo-Hyuk's report.

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Kim Woo-Bin, Lee Jun-Ho and Kang Ha-Neul star int this dramedy about three friends as they all turn 20. Chiho, Dongwoo, and Gyungjae must now decide what to do with the rest of their life. Lee Byeon-heon directs the three young stars in this feel-good film.

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EXO, one of Korea’s biggest boy bands, star in this fun, romantic film about first love. Yeon-hee is a shy and bashful introvert, who gets the shock of her life when when boyband EXO moves in next door. With Chanyeol trying to win her attention and D.O. quickly developing feelings for her, Yeon-hee’s dream of a secret romance with Asia’s heartthrobs just might come true.

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In this moving family drama, Hae-Gwan (Lee Sung-Min) searches for his daughter Yoo-Joo (Chae Soo-Bin), whom he was told died in the Daegu subway station fire. Hae-Gwan refuses to believe she is dead, and is determined to find her. One day, he gets word that Yoo-Joo was seen on a faraway island. He decides to hang around there for any sign of her, to no avail. One night, while on the beach, Hae-Gwan finds a robot washed up on the shore. He discovers that this robot saves every conversation made on a phone. Naming the robot Sori ("Voice"), Hae-Gwan believes together they can find Yoo-Jo.


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