Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas Opens (Nuvali Sta Rosa Laguna)

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Th e new Ayala Malls Solenad opened it's doors last November 18, 2015 to offer a whole new movie experience for those in the South.

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The event was graced by Ayala Land team and Santa Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas and family.

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Located at the 3rd level of Ayala Solenad 3 are 4 state of the art cinema houses: (1) Recliner Seats (1) Dolby Atmos (2) Dolby Digital Theaters.

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With my friend Pepi De Leon of KampeonngPag-Ibig.Com
I was one of the many (there was a long line) who were the first to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens (see y review here) in the superior 100-seater cinema with recliner seats.

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Me being comfy with my popcorn
The full leather recliner seats offered great comfort.   There's even a USB charger in every seat.

To make the experience wholesome, also drop by the Movie Snackbar and get yourself some drinks, nachos, popcorn, mozzarella sticks or even a sandwich.

Because it is an Ayala Mall Cinemas, a quick access to www.sureseats.com is all it takes to check out the movie schedules at Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas.  Soon, it will also allow reservations and online purchase using any major credit card or the Ayala Mall's Cinemas' MPass Card.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (My Spoiler-Free Review)

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I've heard nothing but good raves on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  And, way way before the screening date, this has been on a hype.

I'll keep this spoiler-free so I'll just sum up my likes and dislikes:

1. It's Star Wars...
         I grew up watching the Star Wars movies over and over again and of course, that's not enough and I want more!

2. Old characters reappear with the same charm and humor we loved.
       Upon entry of familiar characters, the crowd cheered in the cinema house.

3. The new characters were all likeable.
       The acting by Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren  was decent.  And, although non of them stood out, they didn't disappoint either.

4. The new stuffs are just as cool and interesting.
         The droid is so cool, funny and interesting.  The droid is one of the interesting factors in the movie.  For sure, the toy version will rake some money. 
         The storm trooper redesign is awesome too. 

4. The plot fits and easy to follow.
         This sequel is a rightful addition to the other movies.  I have my hopes up for the upcoming movies (currently rumored to be 4 more).  It revealed enough for what has occurred for the past 30 years and leaves enough mystery for the movies to come.  It connects the nostalgic old with the refreshing new.
         Although the pacing was fast, the plot is easy to follow that even the kids can enjoy it.  I can sense that they made some of the jokes easy to understand...
           The only thing I couldn't make a sense of, is why they only sent a squad for searching.

5. There's sufficient emotional anchor between the characters.
            My emotions were stirred as the movie went on.  They brought back the humor which was lost during the prequel trilogies. 

6. Great cinematics.
            The space battles and lightsaber combat were interesting because of the great cinematics.  Of course, we've expected that given the current updates on cinematics.

1. There were a lot of similar scenario's in the former movies.
            I can't help but notice the similar scenario's as compared to the former movies that made it become a bit predictable.  But then again perhaps, it wouldn't be Star Wars without the searching, droid-locked secrets and planet-killing weapon?

2. The dark side appeared weak.
           I'm not sure if it was difficult to live-up to the character of Darth Vader.  But, the dark side appeared weak.  But, I'm looking forward to the next movies concerning the character build up of Kylo Ren.
          On the other hand, the other side has brilliant fighters in all forms pilot, lightsaber duel etc.

3. Some of the humors didn't work.
          Classic humors of our fave characters worked.  But, I think I missed the punch lines on some jokes from the new characters. 

 Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Overall, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a must watch!  It has some room for improvements which could be seen on the next movies.  But, compared to the prequel, this is way way better.  Compared to the original trilogy?  Individually, this is good.   How much better it can become is what I'm looking forward to see.

Clothes Shopping This Chrismas

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It is common for women to get carried away when they are shopping for clothes. In fact, there are millions of women who would list shopping as their favorite activity. This being the case, it would be in the best interest of every woman who feels this way to make a point of finding as many great deals as she can. The digital age has presented shoppers with many places they can go to seek discounts on some of their favorite products. Being aware of where these discounts are located is the secret to being a great shopper. Here are some clues to use for finding an elusive discount for clothing.

Mobile alerts
Your smartphone can help you to save a considerable amount of money while you are shopping for clothes. However, you will need to be sure you are using it correctly. You can go to some of your favorite clothing retailers online. Some of these sites may give you the option of setting up mobile alerts. Basically, an alert will be sent to your phone whenever the store is going to be having a sale. You can narrow down the list of items you want to be notified about to prevent yourself from being notified every time something in the store goes on sale. The advance notice that these alerts give you may allow you to beat the crowds and get some great items that might have otherwise been sold out.

Coupon sites
There are a number of sites that are designed to help you save money on many different things. You will be able to access a wide variety of coupon codes when you go to these sites. The coupon codes will have varying values and change periodically. Therefore, you will need to visit these sites regularly to see if there are any items you will be interested in. You can also sign up for mobile alerts when new coupons appear that offer savings on items that you already determined you are interested in. A wide variety of lovely women's accessories are sold at http://www.craftsvilla.com/accessories.html.

Auction sites
Yes, people do occasionally put their clothing up for sale at an auction site. This is more common than you might think. They typically do this if they have a particularly expensive article of clothing that the seller wants to get top dollar for. Occasionally, you will find some deals that are too good to be true.

Hershey's Kisses Deluxe Launch with Georgina Wilson, Cecile Van Straten, Rex Atienza, Laureen Uy and Anton Del Rosario

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Hershey's collaborated with renowned photographer Jake Verzosa to showcase the famous kiss mark on the brand ambassador's of its new Hershey's Kisses Deluxe
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The exhibit was displayed on Bonifacio High Street last November 26.  As you can see, Top model Georgina Wilson, designer Cecile Van Straten, stylist Rex Atienza, blogger Laureen Uy and Azkals’ Anton Del Rosario all had a GOLD kiss mark.

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After which, the brand's ambassadors were put on the spotlight as they were asked questions by the audience.

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What do they all have in common?  They all reward themselves with chocolate from time to time!  Surprising right?  I thought with their perfect bodies, they don't really indulge.  But, as Georgina Wilson shared, “Life is more pleasurable and fulfilling when you’re rewarding yourself after working hard for it. It’s all about balance."

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Aside from getting a gold kiss....

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Hershey's Kisses Deluxe (SRP 699 php)
I also got my own box of Hershey's Kisses Deluxe with silver calligraphy. 

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It has a gold foil which now explains the gold kiss marks right?

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This one got my kiss =p

The entire family loved the new Hershey's Kisses Deluxe as it was twice the size, it has a roasted hazelnut center and small specks of rice crisps.

Century Park Hotel: Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Promo

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Christmas is brighter at Century Park Hotel.  After undergoing its renovation, it is now ready for Christmas.

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Century Park Hotel surely knows how to share the yuletide joy as it has presented a gigantic 20-foot Christmas tree at its newly-renovated Atrium Lounge.  It even held a ceremony for its lighting.

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Even Santa Claus and his elves have made their way to this yuletide event.

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The crowd were equally as eager.

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The crowd cheered as they show the Christmas tree light up.  Also in celebration of Christmas, the hotel offers a special holiday room rate of P 6,000 net per night in either the deluxe room, one-bedroom park tower or junior superior suite, inclusive of a complimentary breakfast at the CafĂ© in the Park for two plus P 500 credit in all hotel-operated food and beverage outlets. An overnight stay in a classic superior room with a hearty breakfast for two and also with the P 500 credit is only P 5,000 net per night. Experience yuletide joy in your delightful stay and treasure the tender memories from November 28, 2015 until January 15, 2016.

My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More with Aldub, Vic and Ai-Ai is a Must Watch 2015 MMFF Entry

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The Aldub love team is one of the greatest sensation that successfully struck every Filipinos' heart. 
Watching Aldub with Alden Richards and Maine "Yayadub" Mendoza everyday never seems enough right?

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So this Christmas, everyone's wish is granted with the movie My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More as the Aldub will finally be appearing in theaters for the very first time.

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Also playing a major role in the film is the undisputed Philippine box-office king of comedy Vic Sotto and box-office queen Ai-Ai delas Alas. “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” also features Joey de Leon, the “Eat Bulaga” lolas Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola, and Ryzza Mae Dizon, in special appearances.

With the talented casts, the movie is expected to make the audience shiver in excitement, burst in laughter, waved by the touhing moments and proud of the Filipino values.

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The movie is written by Jose Javier Reyes and Bibeth Orteza and directed by Jose Javier Reyes.  And, it will be offered by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Television Productions, Inc., APT Entertainment, GMA Films and Meda Production

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Plot Summary:
Vic Sotto plays the role of Vito who finds himself at odds and in a bitter professional rivalry with Cora, played by Ai-Ai. The two are both in the business of mounting special events and productions and have both made a successful name in the same profession. The conflict happens when their respective wards – Anna (played by Maine) daughter of Vito, gets romantically entangled with Cora’s beloved nephew Dondi (played by Alden). As expected, the “parents” actively reject the budding romantic involvement between the star-crossed lovers and willingly struck an unexpected truce to prevent this romance from happening.

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The plot thickens when the unexpected alliance of the Vito and Cora starts blooming into something else. Now, it’s the turn of the youngsters to feel disconcerted with the idea of having their folks enter into a different relationship zone.  Now it was the turn of Dondi and Anna to react to the situation. They did not like the idea of his auntie and her father falling in love with each other.  Now it was the younger generation vehemently reacting to this new romance.

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