Category: Cool People

Keep your Active Body Protected: Safeguard Active Body Wash with 12 Hour Odor Protection



When In Manila, good personal hygiene is one of the most important aspects of living a clean and healthy lifestyle. As a very active person, this is even more essential as my body is constantly going through rigorous activities. So making sure that it’s well maintained is something that I take very seriously.


It’s like the way we take care of our car. It needs to be maintained and cleaned regularly so that it can look great. Regular washing and waxing while your exterior is still in tiptop shape is needed before it’s too late and your paint starts fading.




For my body, I’m very particular. I have a very strict routine that I follow to make sure that I’m healthy and clean inside and out. For my showering needs, I definitely turn to the Safeguard Active Bar with 12-hour Shield as it is able to keep up with my active lifestyle.


Try out the new Safeguard Active Bar, or Safeguard Active Body Wash yourself! See the 12 hour odor protection shield you need to live an active lifestyle!


See it put to the test with this video of the Beat Coach Rio Event here!




What you waiting for?! Get yourself the 12 hour odor protection now! Try out the new Safeguard Active Body Wash.



Beat Coach Rio event photos courtesy of Hannah from 


Keep your Active Body Protected: Safeguard Active Body Wash with 12 Hour Odor Protection

Best Jeremy Lin Funny Meme and Pics: LINsanity on the Cover of Time Magazine




Time Magazine hit newsstands this week with the phenomenon known as Linsanity taking the cover. Yes, Jeremy Lin after starting a grand total of five games for the New York Knicks made the cover of Time.

Is Linsanity really that big?

Kobe Bryant has never been on the cover of Time. Same goes for Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and just about every other active athlete in professional sports today. LeBron James made the cover as part of Time’s preview of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The Olympics are one of the only times that Time puts a sports subject on the cover with Bode Miller, Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis making the cut.

Congratulations Jeremy. You have now made the cover of Time the same number of times as Michael Jordan. Linsanity reigns on.

Anyway, here are some of the best Jeremy Lin memes and funny pics from all around the net! As Charlie Sheen would say… “LINNING!”





























New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin song parody, “Lin On Me”.

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David Letterman’s Top 10 Worst Jeremy Lin Puns #LINsanity Continues

“All we do is LIN LIN LIN”

“LIN Long and Prosper”

“Everyday I’m HustLIN”

“Truly a LINderella Story”


“Jeremy is LINcredible!”

“Super LINtendo”

“LINsane in the LINbrain”

And so many more bad puns have emerged since the Jeremy Lin Show began not too long ago! Even the Twitter hashtag #LINsanity is consistently trending throughout the world.

Anyway, further reports say that Jeremy Lin might even make the NBA All Star Game and that a Jeremy Lin New York Knicks’ colors Nike Shoe deal is in the works!

Anyway, you know you’ve made it into Pop Culture Nirvana when David Letterman writes a Top 10 list about you!

So here you go, the David Letterman Top 10 Worst Jeremy Lin Puns! It’s absolute LINsanity!



David Letterman Top 10 Worst Jeremy Lin Puns

#LINsane #LINsanity Continues


10. Lin-Termittent Windshield Wiper

9. Law and Order: Criminal Lin-Tent

8. Ange-Lin-A Jol-Emy

7. Lin-Ternational House of Lin-Cakes

6. Newt Lin-Grich

5. Lin-Terest-Bearing Lin-Vestment Grade Financial Lin-Strument

4. Does This Look Lin-Fected to You?

3. Jere-Meat Sauce with Lin-Guine

2. Kni-Xual Lin-Tercourse

1. You Gotta Be Lin It to Lin It


This LINsanity is LINsane! I mean It’s LINterresting and all but hopefully it’s not LINfectious…

Original Vince G of Philippine Radio at the Krispy Kreme Green Lantern Preview

After moving back to the Philippines just over a year ago, I somehow fell into a wonderful job of being a radio announcer / DJ. I wasn’t very creative with my radio name nor did I really do any research, and just used my real name of Vince G, with the “G” just being short of my last name, Golangco.

Months after my stint in radio had begun, I found out that my radio name of “Vince G” had actually been used before by former radio DJ Vince Garrucho.

Fortunately, no angry mails had come my way from fans of, or from the original Vince G himself.

Anyway, I hosted a Krispy Kreme exclusive movie screening of the new Green Lantern movie to also promote their new Green Lantern Kreme Doughnuts.

The cool part about tonight was meeting this very friendly guy named “Vince.” I could sense a radio voice when he introduced himself and I immediately asked if he was indeed, “Vince G?” To my surprise, he actually was!

This original Vince G was really nice and we even chit chatted about his past radio career and his current hobbies like photography and diving. Original Vince G also spoke of his new Helo-Diving business, where scuba divers first jump out of a helicopter when they get to their destination.

Vicne G original

Anyway, just really excited to meet this Vince guy! He has a really cool name! =)

Also, do try the really yummy Green Lantern Kreme Doughnut!

Krispy Kreme Introduces The Green Lantern Kreme Doughnut

In the brightest day, in the blackest night…you can now enjoy a new Krispy Kreme delight.

There’s a new blockbuster hit about to hit the silver screen and Krispy Kreme is making sure that you can enjoy it with the perfect movie snack.

Check out The Green Lantern Kreme Doughnut, Krispy Kreme’s version of the comic book classic made of rich chocolate dough, smothered with Hershey’s milk chocolate icing, doused with confectioner’s sugar and topped with a dollop of green jelly.

Get in on The Green Lantern craze and pick up a dozen in time to catch the biggest summer blockbuster. This limited edition doughnut is available only from June 3 to July 10.

Thanks again to my friends from Krispy Kreme for having me host this exclusive event with them.


Original Vince G of Philippine Radio at the Krispy Kreme Green Lantern Preview

Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro

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I am absolutely honored to be on this list of the Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro

UniPro Editor Note

Comprised of young professionals and students, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) is a state certified non-profit NGO that was established in 2009. Bonded by the common vision of promoting unity within the community, UniPro seeks to educate, collaborate and stimulate dialogue amongst Pilipino American organizations, programs, and institutions. UniPro also engages in various projects that promote the Pilipino community in American society.

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Their mission is to promote cohesion within the Pilipino American society–its organizations, programs, and community for the collective progress of the community.

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Certainly overwhelmed to be included on this list! Thanks so much to the people at the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro for somehow recognizing any work I’ve done. Again, truly humbled by this and still unsure of how I made this list.

UniPro feature Hannah Villasis of FlairCandy

You can see the full copy of this Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro issue at

UniPro feature Vince Golangco of When In Manila and Mellow 947

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Week 3: Listerine Total Care Challenge to Clean My Dirty Mouth Report

It’s the third week of my Listerine Total Care Challenge and I’ve never felt more kissable in my life!

Brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash was once a traumatic experience for me. I mean really, who has time to do all that?! But after a few weeks of doing that and feeling cleaner and healthier than ever before, I now have no clue how I did it.

Let me put it in simpler terms: If you don’t want to look like a pirate lost at sea without a toothbrush for more than a year:


Or if you don’t want to look like an old school spy that got shagged in enemy prisons one too many times:


Then It’s really best that you get on with your Total Care pledge to yourself for a healthier lifestyle!

Listerine Total Care Antibacterial Mouthwash prevents tartar to help keep teeth naturally white! A smile is one of your greatest assets. It brightens days and opens doors. Don’t let tartar prevent you from pursuing a life full of smiles!

Here I am flashing my biggest and brightest smiles (note that I did not photoshop this image) –

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Ok ok, so I know that some of you are thinking that this picture may be me from my younger years… so here’s another unedited but very recent picture of me showing off that one of a kind smile…


that only a mother could love….

Well, at least my teeth are still white and healthy!



6 Week Challenge to Clean my Dirty Mouth

Challenge accepted!

Recently, I was asked to participate in a 6-week challenge to clean my dirty, filthy little mouth! I was challenged to see if we’re really giving our dental hygiene the proper and total care that it needs!


When it comes to health, you make sure you are always in tip-top shape. From exercising regularly to eating a well-balanced diet, you give yourself total care. But when it comes to your mouth, are you sure you are keeping it totally healthy? More than just freshening your breath and eliminating embarrassing bad breath, are you giving your mouth the best care it deserves? LISTERINE, the #1 mouthwash brand in the country, has introduced its newest innovation to help you give your mouth total care and achieve total oral health – LISTERINE Total Care Mouthwash.

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As the most advanced and complete LISTERINE, Total Care helps deliver on the 6 essential signs of a healthy mouth. Its unique formulation of four LISTERINE essential oils with zinc chloride and sodium fluoride helps  reduce plaque, protects healthy gums, strengthen teeth against cavities, prevent tartar build-up to keep teeth naturally white, and kill up to 99.9% of germs for long-lasting fresh breath.

At the recent press launch of LISTERINE Total Care Mouthwash held in Oceana in San Miguel by the Bay, LISTERINE introduced to the media and dental industry the 6-week ‘Dare to Get Total Care’ challenge. Led by health-enthusiast and LISTERINE Total Care ambassador, Drew Arellano, the said challenge will be participated by dental professionals, as well as influential bloggers, who will document their 6-week journey towards achieving the six essential signs of a health mouth with LISTERINE Total Care.


L-R Karen Co, Senior Brand Manager for Listerine, Bloggers Vince Golangco, Hannah Villasis, Edelweiza Mabalay, Earth Rullan, Drew Arellano, Phoebe Ann Ramos, Calvin Lo, Azrael Coladilla and Ria Gatmaitan, Management Trainee for Listerine


I started my challenge today by visiting the Dental offices of Dr. Villareal in the Fort Bonifacio Global City St. Luke’s Hospital.

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They tested the overall cleanliness of my mouth which we will again compare with my scores after this Listerine six week  challenge. I will update you weekly to let you know how it is going.

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So after brushing and flossing, use LISTERINE Total Care Mouthwash and experience total oral health yourself! Also, follow the journey of the LISTERINE Total Care challengers or find out more information about taking the ‘Dare to Get Total Care’ challenge yourself!

Dare to get Total Care with LISTERINE

Challenge accepted!


6 Six Week Challenge to Clean my Dirty Mouth


PUMA SOCIAL puts the spotlight on After Hours Social Athletes

I wanted to thank my friends from Puma for introducing me to this event and introducing me to the new social concept of “Social Athletes” or “After-Hours Athletes”.” Curious as to what that is…. well read on…


‘PUMA® SOCIAL’ puts the spotlight on

‘After-Hours Athletes’

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Believing that life itself is a sport and that everyone should be its champions, PUMA unveiled its new campaign at Manila’s happening club Republiq recently. Dubbed PUMA Social, the event paid tribute to Manila’s ‘after-hours athletes’, personalities who are top scorers in table tennis, foosball, darts, asking for a girl’s number, or any other social challenge that can be played with a beer in one hand.

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Made glittery by local celebrities who are after-hours athletes themselves, the event celebrated social sports that regale groups of friends who know how to have fun and be competitive in the arena of life. Prefer taking 5AM cab rides than 5AM runs? Going for marathons that end at 6AM? These after-hours athletes who represent PUMA Social do too, and the event brought them together for a legendary league.


Fueling the burning passion of after-hours athletes, PUMA Social inspires with its line of iconic styles that are functional and stylish such as the PUMA Suede, Dallas and the T7 Track Jacket. With such comfortable and stylish gear, social events become matches easily won.

“PUMA Social is a global campaign that celebrates the after-hours athlete – those unsung heroes of the night who, after work or any undertaking takes time to relax, grab a pingpong paddle, dart pin or bowling ball while a drink on the other; those who take life not too seriously,” said Teresa Liwanag, PUMA Philippines marketing head.


Puma Social continues until May with Social Games featuring pingpong and foosball matches at Encore Superclub at the Fort starting April 12 then off Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod and Davao.

For more information and updates on Puma Social in the Philippines and around the world, visit, and follow us on Twitter @PUMA or

Puma Stores are located at Bonifacio High Street, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Festival Supermall Alabang, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Newport City Resorts World, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro, Robinsons Place Bacolod.


PUMA is one of the world’s leading ‘sportlifestyle’ companies that design and develop footwear, apparel and accessories. PUMA starts in sports and ends in fashion. Its sport performance and lifestyle labels cover ‘sportlifestyle’ categories such as football, running, motorsports, golf, sailing—and social sports. For more information, please visit


Here are some sneakers to be launched during this campaign:


Whirlwind Classic 351293 02

Ebony-lemon chrome-mood indigo

RP 3,430

Launch: Feb 2011

This classic 80’s runner was an instant hit when first introduced; it featured a lug outsole pattern and nylon/suede upper. This sneaker takes inspiration from other great Archive styles such as the Speeder and Easy Rider.


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Mood indigo – heritage blue

RP 3,670

Launch: April 2011

Reissued from the 1980’s, this iconic futbol flat ties back to the counterculture movement that took place in Norther England in the early 80’s and was later adopted by Europe’s b-boy community. Features include luxurious suede, textured pattern outsole for grip, gold foil branding and leather details.

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First Round Team Spill 351270 01

Flintstone-new navy-dandelion

RP 4,550

Launch: March 2011

From the Puma Archive in 1987, the First Round was a high cut version of the Suede with a padded collar. The high padded ankle collar made this shoe an instant hit with the skateboard community. We updated the First Round this season with a unique twist to the classic silhouette. Jersery print splatter graphic dripping over the shoe along with bright bold colors makes this shoe a statement piece.


Hawthorne Mid 351287 01


RP 4,230

Launch: April 2011

A different take on the classic desert boot style, the Hawthorne Mid is a clean mid-cut silhouette featuring an all over premium suede upper and subtle debossed formstripe detailing. Soft mesh lining for comfort and heel pull tab to finish. Built directly on the original PUMA Match sneaker’s bottom, this shoe provides a contemporary look at lifestyle tennis. A perfect blend of athletic and leisure.


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Puma royal-black team- orange

RP 2,870

Launch: April 2011

A favorite among the RS Running family, this lightweight racing flat was first introduces in 1981. This latest release of the popular Cabana Racer features bold colors with scribble graphic on the upper giving the shoe a distinct two tone look.


351342 03 Balleracer Women’s

Dazzling blue

RP 2870

Launch: Feb 2011

The Balleracer ia a unique hybrid, a combination of a sneaker and a ballet flat. The iconic Cabana Racer style back mashed with a ballerina toe is feminine and sporty. This style looks like maryjane with a twist! It is a must-have piece of the season.


347164 49 Cabana Racer II Women’s

Chocolate brown – fossile-shocking pink

RP 2,550

Launch: Apr 2011

A favorite among the RS Running family, this lightweight racing flat was first introduced in 1981. Featured here on lively colors in classic nylon and suede.



PUMA SOCIAL puts the spotlight on After Hours Social Athletes

Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert Friday Rebecca Black Spoof Remix

Possibly the best thing to ever happen in this world!
Rebecca Black’s “Friday” performed by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and the Roots.
Jimmy Fallon promised that if $26,000 was raised, Stephen Colbert would sing “Friday” by Rebecca Black on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 

Video Copyright NBC. All credit goes to NBC and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

For those who wonder, the QR code held by the guy on the right contains this link: latenightwithjimmyfallon com /blogs/2011/04/fallon-colbert-­project-bonus-video-thank-you/
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Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert Friday Rebecca Black Spoof Remix

Tips for Accomplishing your Goals in the New Year

Every Sunday morning, on my radio program at Mellow 94.7, I invite guests to share their knowledge with me and my listeners. I invite them over to “edumacate” us in their fields of expertise.

Today, I was fortunate to have a very driven and young achiever who came to share his advice on accomplishing your goals for the new year.

My guest was Ryan Songalia, the youngest writer ever inducted into the Boxing Writers Association of America, the organization which selected Manny Pacquiao as the Fighter of the Decade last year. Ryan’s stories have also been published in the top publications in New Jersey such as the Jersey Journal and the Star Ledger. His work has been quoted in FoxSports Yahoo Sports as well as Philippine publications like the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Star and ABS-CBN. He has also been interviewed as a boxing expert resource person by TV networks, radio shows and publications in the United States and the Philippines.

Here’s Ryan Songalia’s tips for accomplishing your goals in the new year.

1. Show your initiative – Its easy to make excuses and harder to make strides towards your goals. The worst excuse I hear from people is that they cannot achieve their dreams because they come from urban areas or didn’t go to the best schools. I always jest, “Hey, I went to the same schools as you did.”

-Nobody will care about your dreams the way that you do, so take life by the reins and don’t wait for someone else to make your life’s decisions for you.

-It’s easy to dream and never take it further. Come up with a plan of action and carry it out. I sometimes mentor children and teens in New Jersey and I always ask them what they want to do with their lives. If they say they want to be a pro basketball player, I ask them how they are striving to reach that goal right now. It’s never too early to plan for the future.

I never let the fact that I haven’t finished college yet hold me back. I finished my first year of college back in 2006 and couldn’t wait to get started as a writer. I was like a powder keg searching desperately for a match. I wasn’t going to let any deficiency in credits hold me back. Just as a boxer must box to stay sharp, a singer must sing and a guitar player must play, so too must a writer write to stay sharp.

And its not as if I was sitting in a well-equipped office with high-speed wireless internet submitting stories to different publications. I was 19 living on my own in New Jersey and my parents had moved away and I had lost my job in a supermarket so I had no money to pay for internet. What I would do was go up on my rooftop and steal wi-fi from surrounding buildings and email my stories whenever the connection was strong enough. In a sad twist, my house was burglarized and my laptop was stolen but I didn’t let that deter me. Whatever money I had, went to internet cafes so I could write my stories. I lost my cable too so I spent my time reading books on the subject of boxing to familiarize myself better with the history of chronicling boxing.

2. Fake it til you make it – This was a term that a boxer once told me while he was rising through the rankings. He wasn’t a champion yet but that didn’t stop him from looking the part. This is an adaptation of the line, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” Confidence and the self-belief that says, “I’m a success because I desire it to be” is what separates the dreamers from the accomplished.

-Make everything about you shout confidence, from the way you dress to the way you stand and speak. Never second guess yourself, and stick by your guns. As a writer, I sometimes say things that are quite unpopular, but if I say them, I must stick by them because there was something there that made me say those things.

3. Know your strengths – Very important factor because this goes along with striving for attainable goals.

– I have a joke that I tell about my decision to follow my chosen profession. I say, from the moment I walked into the boxing gym, my trainer knew I was going to be a great writer. I knew fairly quickly that I wasn’t cut out for the life of a boxer but this was something I had a passion for. Through constant trial and error, I was able to parlay this passion into a life as a journalist, focusing mainly on boxing. And now I have other endeavors, including this month’s Rogue Magazine on shelves now. Two of my mini-pieces on American based editors are included.

-If you’re a people person, engage people on a personal basis and let this shine through. If you’re into computers, be on the front edge of technological advances in your industry. Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets are reshaping our means of communication but the next outlet is just around the corner.

4. “If you believe then you can achieve” – This was a lyric from a 2Pac song, but it applies to reality. I was 19 years old, just made the unpopular choice to take a break from school and here I was trying to make it as a writer. So few people believed in me early on, save for those who saw me climbing onto my rooftop with my laptop under my arm every morning and climbing down at night.

– I feel a lot of people judge you based on what they can do, not knowing what you are made of inside. You know yourself better than anyone else so let yourself be the ultimate authority in what you want to do.

– As children we are told to respect our elders, I feel this is of supreme significance because our elders who have come before us are fountains of experience that we should not forsake. Along the way, working alongside the much more experienced newspaper writers helped me by giving me a mold by which to grow from, then eventually become my own entity. I try to absorb as much from my elders as possible.

5. Empower yourself – Mentally, physically and spiritually, if you build yourself into a fort, you can not be defeated. The uninformed are the ones victimized by society so continuously work towards improving your acuity. I like to read constantly, and I find it keeps my sense intune and mind sharp. I like to diversify my subjects also so as not to be caught off guard in spontaneous conversation.

And those are your top tips for accomplishing your goals this new year.

You can find out more about Ryan Songalia on his website –

To hear more cool topics from the coolest and smartest guests, tune into DJ Vince G on Mellow 94.7, Sounds Good!

Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers! (cyber cuties part 1)

Ok so in doing all my internet research and stalking hotties online online work, I’ve realized that there are a lot of very beautiful bloggers in the interwebosphere! These full time, top bloggers are usually a combination of talent, beauty and smarts. Many of them have used the internet as a catapult to shoot them straight to the top of the media world.

What’s even more impressive is how these online entrepreneurs are, finding creative ways of using their talents and passions, and sharing it with the world in such a way that makes us all want to listen to them.

I’ve made this short list of top bloggers who are indeed in a league of their own and who also posses the drop dead gorgeous looks that make their geeky minions drool for every new blog post they create. I listed them in no particular order, and have split it up into two parts.

Pictures were taken from each cute bloggers respective sites and links to their blogs are listed with their description.

Here’s part 1 (again in no particular order) of the Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers!


Wendy Cheng / Xiaxue

It’s hard to talk about top bloggers in Asia without mentioning Xiaxue, she’s a Singaporean blogger who’s blog boasts 50,000 views per day! She’s also been rated as one of the top 100 blogs by Technorati, a feat that’s extremely difficult to obtain. In fact, each blog post of Xiaxue garners at least 300 comments!

Just like any rockstar has their haters, blogstars get their own share of jealousy and anger. If you’re one of the anti-Xiaxue readers then you’re probably already complaining and saying that she just photoshops all her pictures. Something that Xiaxue herself admits: “…Do not give the credit of those looks to me! Give it to Adobe Photoshop. My pictures are all enhanced (and trust me, I am good at it), so minus 40% and you get the real thing. =D” she says in her blog.  But all I have to say is that it’s her blog that’s famous. We all get to see her blog, and rarely her. So if they are photoshopped… well who cares, it’s working! You can tell by the numbers.

Wendy Cheng’s personal blog had stories of travels, parties, fashion and more! But don’t let her seemingly sweet photos fool you as this top blogger also packs a punch! Her blogs have been known to stir up controversy and quarrels. She’s been known to have defamatory and even racist posts every so often. She even had a very controversial blog-off battle with another member in this Top 10 Cutest Bloggers list.

Nowadays, you’ll find lots of endorsers and a more calm and mature writer in her posts. Perhaps signs of growth and her growing popularity, or perhaps just a calm before the storm, waiting for the next big thing to catch Xiaxue’s bad side.

Unfortunately for the guys out there, this cute blogger is already married. Xiaxua was married to American Michael Sayre, whom she allegedly met online. They wed on 13 March 2010 at Italian restaurant Forlino.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Bloggers from Asia Wendy Cheng / Xiaxue!



Ringo Tan / Cheeserland

Ringo, Rin, Cheesillicious, Cheesie, Cheeserland or whatever you want to call this fashionista. Cheeserland is one of the top bloggers from Malaysia who mostly writes for her personal blog and thus, can have some random stuff in there. Mostly, her blogs contain fashion, travel, her dogs, hair tutorials (she loves styling her hair apparently) and her personal fashion cheats (how to look like magazine models or celebs).

Nowadays, Ringo Tan is known as a celebrity blogger from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is known as “Cheesie” to many of her readers. Sources say that Ringo Tan loves cheese so much that she named her blog as such. Her blog shares her unique personality with readers and is updated very regularly. Trying to define her blog any more than that may be difficult as Ringo herself claims that both she and her blog are very “confusing.”

“Being confused is my nature. To find out the true reason behind my confused nature, you might have to trace all the way back to what my mom ate some 20 odd years ago years ago. I’m so confused even Confucius finds me confusing. Well, in a cheeshell, i might be a confused mousie who thinks that she is a mutated bunny obsessed with cheese, or a obsessed bunny who thinks that she is a confused mousie mutated into cheese, or a confused cheese who thinks that she is a mutated mousie obsessed with bunnies. Crap. Which altercheesego just spoke?” she says.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Bloggers from Asia Ringo Tan / Cheeserland!


Michelle Phan / RiceBunny

I can hear your blasphemous screams already… “Michelle Phan isn’t from Asia?!!? You idiot!” Well…. my very judgmental and loud readers, first of all, I didn’t call this the “Top 10 Cutest Bloggers from Asia” list, did I? No, I called it the “Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers!” Someone from Michelle Phan’s lifeline was from Asia, Vietnam to be exact, so thus, I would like to argue that this RiceBunny still does fall under the “Cutest Bloggers from Asia” title. Secondly, she’s just too damn cute to leave off this list! Seriously, Michelle Phan is a make up artist, video editor, blogger and entrepreneur, a total package of beauty and talent, so how could I leave Michelle Phan off the list?

Michelle Phan is a Vietnamese American known for creating make-up and beauty tutorials on YouTube. Knows also with her other alias of RiceBunny, her YouTube channel has been viewed over 50,000,000 times and counting! In November 2010, Michelle reached 1 million subscribers and became the #1 most subscribed female on YouTube. Showing that she is indeed the Top Female Video Blogger out there.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Asian Blogger Michelle Phan / RiceBunny!

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Hannah Villasis / FlairCandy

Widely known as the Blogging Princess in the Philippines, Hannah Villasis is quickly making a name for herself through her blogs and media appearances. This sweet candy so full of flair was featured in Chalk Magazine’s Aug 2010 issue as one of the Top 10 Bright Young Talents to look out for.

Prior to becoming a full time blogger, Hannah Villasis worked Certified Public Accountant at an international banking company (Deutsche Bank). Showing that this beauty also has the brains to back her up.

FlairCandy is also a TV show personality, hosting the show called “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) on the Global News Network. Furthermore, FlairCandy can be seen in numerous endorsements with companies such as Neutrogena, Pantene, Vaseline Healthy White Lotion, Axe and more.

She’s definitely one face that can launch a thousand ships and we’re predicting that she will be doing so in the very near future. Hannah Villasis / FlairCandy is definitely a blogger to look out for.

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers Hannah Villasis / FlairCandy!


Dawn Yeo / Dawn Yang / ClapBangKiss

Before moving to the hustling and bustling streets of New york, top blogger Dawn Yang was known as Dawn Yeo from Singapore.

Dawn Yang / Dawn Yeo was voted as the “hottest blogger” in 2005 on the site (not active today). Also, in The New Paper’s annual Flame Awards 2005, Dawn was voted by readers as the “Babe of the Year.” Add to that, Dawn Yang was featured on the cover of May 2007 Maxim Magazine and on the cover of the Dec 2005 FHM Singapore Magazine and later voted into 21st place on FHM Singapore’s 100 Sexiest Women!

This international model and blogger, Dawn Yang, writes about traveling the world, fashion and her own new experiences. She’s a lifestyle blogger in a league of her own!

Here’s Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers Dawn Yang / Dawn Yeo!


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Who do you think should be the #1 cutest blogger?

Watch out for part 2 of this “Top 10 Cutest Asian Bloggers” list coming very soon!!!

Solenn Heusaff is New Coke Zero Ambassador: Wild at Heart, Fit in Body

So excited to share this news bit with everyone. I was able to get a sneak peak of who the new ambassador is for Coke Zero!

It’s extra exciting to find out how very talented  and beautiful their new ambassador is. I mean really, she’s not just another pretty face! She’s also one who has built quite a reputation thanks to her skills and talents.

This stunning and beautiful lady I’m talking about is already and accomplished assistant designer to one of the country’s giant fashion retailers. Moreover, she’s also a professional make-up artist, commercial model and singer. And just when you think you’ve got her all figured out, she surprises you once more with yet another passion – healthy lifestyle with boxing.

Furthermore, she’s clinched a record deal with MCA Universal andhas also signed with Regal Films. So looks like we’ll be seeing a lot from her this coming 2011.

The lady I’m talking about, who’s the new ambassador for Coke Zero, is the beautiful Solenn Heusaff!

Solenn Heusaff is one woman not afraid to pursue her passions and maintain an active and fit lifestyle. Much like Coke Zero does for you!

Anyway, it was extra cool for me as I just recently saw Solenn Heusaff as she was hanging out with top blogger Hannah Villasis of

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Watch out for more of Solenn Heusaff and Coke Zero in Chanell V’s New Year’s Eve Party! I’ll be there to check it out and celebrate the coming of 2011 with them! It’ll be on Dec 31, 2010, 9pm at Eastwood City Libis.

Start the new year with a wild heart and a fit body with Coke Zero!

***Anyway, check out our update from the 2011 New Year Countdown with Solenn Heussaff here –

Oh and just some extra trivia… and this is really sexy…. Solenn has a mantra tattooed on her rib written in French. “If I fall, I will rise again.”

Solenn’s star holds every promise of shining even brighter in 2011, and she has expressed her desire to stay wild and fit in the coming year with Coke Zero.  This is her resolution for 2011, and she invites everyone to join her in declaring they will be wild about their passions and stay fit in the coming year.

The great taste and zero sugar of Coke Zero can help you make the best resolution for 2011.  Be the best version of yourself and explore every passion that makes your heart sing with Coke Zero in 2011.  It’s the official drink of Solenn Heusaff and those just as wild about life as she is.

***Anyway, check out our update from the 2011 New Year Countdown with Solenn Heussaff here –

Solenn Heusaff is New Coke Zero Ambassador: Wild at Heart, Fit in Body

Vince Golangco for Project Headshot Clinic by Niccolo Cosme for World Aids Day

It’s a brilliant concept that is quickly taking the Facebook profile pictures by storm!

Billboards can help spread the word and in today’s new digital age, your profile pictures can be seen just as many times as the top billboards out there along EDSA or New York Times Square. So why not use this knowledge and the internet to help put up an online billboard to help.

I want to thank master photographer Niccolo Cosme for spreading awareness through his lens.

Project Headshot Clinic: Saving humanity through profile pictures.

Radio DJ / Blogger – Vince Golangco for Project Headshot Clinic

Project Headshot Clinic – ACT

The Project Headshot Clinic for 3 years has given a different look at to profile pictures online, it became serving as online billboards on online social networking sites and everyone in it, who participated in Project Headshot Clinic became an instant endorser of the product being advertised, or the cause that was being advocated for whatever that is being advertised, commercial or a particular advocacy.

For over the past three years, the Headshot Clinc team has partnered with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in fighting and responding to the challenge of HIV/AIDS.

The first awareness campaign of headshot clinic and UNAIDS in 2008 was called “AWARE”, followed by in 2008, and then “MOVE” in 2009 a follow up of the first one which aimed to move people from awareness to readiness to respond and act on this specific issue. This year’s, “ACT”, a clear call to action, where voluntary HIV screening and counseling was provided on given shooting dates by Take The Test and ASP (AIDS Society Philippines).

All headshots will be released online and should be used as primary profile pic on all the participant’s social network sites on December 1, 2010 which happens to be is the global celebration of WORLD AIDS DAY.

To do my part in helping spread AWARENESS, here’s a little more info about HIV / AIDS.


AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome:

  • Acquired means you can get infected with it;
  • Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body’s system that fights diseases.
  • Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease.

AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make “antibodies,” special molecules to fight HIV.

A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called “HIV-Positive.”

Being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS. Many people are HIV-positive but don’t get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don’t cause any problems can make you very sick if your immune system is damaged. These are called “opportunistic infections.”


You don’t actually “get” AIDS. You might get infected with HIV, and later you might develop AIDS. You can get infected with HIV from anyone who’s infected, even if they don’t look sick and even if they haven’t tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by:

  • having sex with an infected person
  • sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who’s infected
  • being born when their mother is infected, or drinking the breast milk of an infected woman

Getting a transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low.

There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums.

For more information, check out or

Also, in the Philippines, you can check out the site for more information on sexual health, reproductive health and much more.

For more information about the Project Headshot, Check out Niccolo Cosme’s site here –

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic Book Launch at National Book Store

National Book Store cordially invites you to the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic book launch on November 3, 2010, 5 pm, at National Book Store Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

Chicken Soup for the Soul features 101 holiday stories that spread the special joy, wonder, and blessings of the season. These include stories of finding the perfect Christmas tree, being with family, seeing the awe in a child’s eyes, and enjoying the magic of the season. Included in the book is a story entitled “My First Noel” by Filipina writer Nyx Martinez about spending Christmas with the Ik tribe in northern Uganda, East Africa.

Nyx Martinez is the managing editor of Mabuhay magazine, the in-flight magazine of the Philippine Airlines. She hosts a travel show on Living Asia Channel and runs the FunDaytion, an outreach project for terminally ill children.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic Book Launch at National Book Store


Chad DeeT: 631.8079


Bill Gates speech: 11 rules your kids did not and will not learn in school

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

Bill Gates speech: 11 rules your kids did not and will not learn in school

Chalk Magazine: “10 Bright Young Manila” featuring FlairCandy

So proud of Hannah Villasis from


Hannah was selected as one of the “10 Bright Young Manila 2010” elite group members!


This is a group of young, exceptional and upcoming individuals as selected by Chalk Magazine, of whom you should look out for.


You can see the full story in this month’s Chalk Magazine, August 2010 edition with Kim Chu on the cover.


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How to Make Your Social Network WORK for You

WOW! My guest for my segment “Edumacate Me!” really prepared a lot of stuff for us!

“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7

My guest this week is Ms. Carissa Villacorta, the author of the book called “Surreality” and one of the Top 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the US.

Carissa Villacorta talking points for Mellow 94.7 guesting with DJ Vince G

July 25, 2010   830am to 930am

Carissa Villacorta has been practicing Public Relations for the past 8 years in New York City, with clients in Manhattan and the Hamptons

(and author of Surreality)

Contact her at



How To Make Your Social Network Work For You (and everyone else)

We always hear about

Intellectual Quotient

Emotional Quotient from a popular book

How about Social Quotient

How to grow in social intelligence

I feel that endorsements and interviews are the two top ways to get a job. So in a way, they’re results of people liking you enough to recommend you or hire you.

How to make the change from being socially inept to becoming socially adept

I am not claiming to be a teacher, as I myself am still a student of life and relationship building

I’ve realized that when I meet new people, I have a tendency to ask not only

How are you?

But also

“How can I help you?”

Though I don’t always say it aloud.

We all appreciate help. Whether in finding jobs, clients, baby sitters, PR opportunities, or making our dreams come true.

Everybody wants to be Cinderella, but they’re not always successful because they want it for themselves. My suggestion is that we all become Fairy Godmothers to each other –We can introduce them to prince charming, make them a dress and take them to the ball. Because only when we are all Fairy Godmothers to each other can we all become Cinderellas too – our dreams come true.

Noone is ever self-made. We are all products of the kindness and generosity of people we’ve met along the way.

And so you can never say thank you enough.

PR for me does not only stand for  public relations, but it means personal relations

You only have one chance to make an encounter count. People may not meet you ever again. Or you may not meet them ever again. So make the 10 minutes they choose to spend with you a positive and pleasant time.

It only takes a moment, to make, or break an impression.

•         A moment is a retail of time.
Make the moment count.

•         It’s not only about the peso counter, but also about the personal encounter
From the onstage impression to the offstage experience


Don’t give them a chance to say cute nga pero snob. The best thing people can say about you is “Gwapo na, mabait pa.” Or “Mabait na, guwapo pa.”

What’s the use of knowing a lot of people to look for a job if none of them want to help you? You know those people you don’t ever want to see again? You don’t want to be one of those people right?

George Washington said in his Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior from the 1700s

Everything done in company must be in consideration of everyone who is present

Always be considerate of people who are on the same room, same street, same country – people who are going to be affected, sometimes disturbed by what you do. Ask Is this right, is this decent, is this considerate?



Don’t drop names of people you don’t really know or don’t know you

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

It’s not who you know it’s who knows you.

It’s not who knows you, its who likes you.

Don’t overpromise. Don’t talk too much. Just do your best, pray for the rest and let the results do the talking.

Try not to backstab. You don’t want to see bloody backs everywhere right? You don’t want someone to have a bloody back. You don’t want a bloody back. So don’t stab people with sharp words, especially behind their backs.

Strive not to improve others, but to improve yourself in patience, tolerance and understanding.

Words can break relationships. Especially those you hear from other people.

Conversations are two-way dialogues. They’re not monologues. There was a guy I’ve hung out with thrice already  before he found out (from someone else) where I worked and what I do.  Then he seemed surprised. That’s because he never asked me.  He kept on talking about himself for hours on end. And I didn’t want to interrupt his monologue.

Here are the top recent realizations I have while learning about PR or what is commonly known as public relations, but what I call Person Relations

1. Showing up is the greatest compliment. Staying in touch is the second best compliment.

2. The 24-hour cancellation policy should apply not only in restaurant or hotel reservations but also in social commitments. It’s hard to book another guest, as much as it is to book a new appointment in your day.

3 It has always been my job / second nature to invite friends and strangers to events and goings on. But I only invite up to three times. Decline it, and you will not hear from me again. (Ping Pong)

4. Just say yes. I’m a yes girl. Yes to all invites, openings and opportunities. Let the wind take you to doors that open up for you. And some doors are opened up through invites.

5. I’m allergic to flakes. I hope noone lets it happen that they’re described as flakes. They’re people who say they’d come but actually don’t.

Inversely, I like it when people come on time – plus points for early. Reliability is key.

5.  Respect your word. I strive to live by ‘And the word was made flesh.’ They say ‘don’t say it if you don’t mean it.’ I say, don’t say it if you won’t do it. Make it real.

6. The easiest thing to do is to be happy for other people’s success. I don’t know why other people find it hard.

7. People must have a balance of confidence and humility. There are some who are painfully shy, and there are some who are PAINFULLY confident. Both are equally disturbing. Strike a balance and you won’t turn others away.

8. I don’t understand how people can make saying sorry a habit. How about not doing anything that requires an apology? And only say you’ll make it up if you really would.

Confident but not cocky. Cultured but not flashy.

Humility, gratitude, honesty, courtesy and genuine interest in others are still key.

Confident but not self-absorbed.
Well-bred but not flaunting.
Accomplished but not flashy.
Initiates but not flaky.
Humility and genuine interest in others are still key.

Rule of the world is give and take. We should all start in giving.

Start happy.

Live in peace.

Show up. Keep your word. And keep in touch.

I love socially adept people. They just know what to say, when to say it. How do they do it, and when did they learn it? Kudos to their parents!

Cover of Surreality by Carissa Villacorta

Insider Secrets to Google Adwords leaked info

I’m at the PowerMax “Insider Sectrets to Google Adwords” seminar right now.

The speakers include are senior Google Optimization specialist Simon Leung & Asia’s top Pay-per-Click expert Fabian Lim.

Here’s some insider info from the class which just started…. WAY TOO MUCH GOOD INFO HERE!!!!

Summary of 8 Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advantages:

1. Immediacy – fastest traffic generation method

2. Cost Effective – pay only when ads are clicked

3. Wide Exposure – 8 out of 10 web sessions start at search

4. Relevancy – ads appeared for targeted keywords or geography only

5. Controllable – full control of campaign budget

6. Measurable – reports on performance and ROI

7. Higher Conversions – targeted and relevant

8. Various Ad Formats – suits different objectives

10 Pay Per Click Steps to Reduce Costs and Increase PPC Conversions

New Philippine / Filipino Blog Directory – “Blog na Pinoy”

I wanted to say thanks to my make-up artist Bambi de la Cruz of and photographer Mike Yu for the AWESOME shots!

They’re creating a new Philippine / Filipino Blog Directory that’ll list down all the blogs with no biased ratings or scales. Just the bloggers and their blogs. Plain and simple! You can check out the initial “Blog na Pinoy” website (still very young) at




The MYX VJ Hunt: Please Vote for DJ Issa!

Below is a letter from my good friend Issa!

Issa is one of the DJs on Mellow 94.7. She hosts the Wake-Up Show / The Mens Room every weekday morning. She’s one of the perkiest, sweetest and smartest DJs I know. Which is why I’m a firm believer that she’ll be an AWESOME VJ!

Issa is currently trying out for the MYX VJ Search. She was selected to be in the Top 12 Finalists! Show my good friend some love by casting a vote for her! Please let us know you did so we can thank you on air as well! =)


Key in MYXVJ (space) 4 and send it to 2366.

You can vote as many times as you want/can.


Oh and below is a letter from Issa herself:

“Hi! This is ***** ****** from MYX. Please make yourself available on May 31 2PM and proceed to Rm. 1302 ELJ Building, ABS-CBN. This is regarding the MYX VJ Search. We trust that is will remain confidential at this time. Please Acknowledge. Thank You.”

And this is how I found out that I was one of the Top 12 Finalists for the 2010 MYX VJ Search. That one cryptic text message announced the start of something so big that it will probably change my life.

I still can’t believe it.

I auditioned on May 14. That was a Friday – their second day for try-outs. I was in there at 10AM on the dot with just a handful of other people. Chloe had swapped timeslots with me that day because she had to host an event at night so it left me pretty much free to head on over to ABS-CBN.

I told next to nobody of my plans. I suppose I was afraid of the shame of rejection in case I didn’t get a callback. I mean, I do host for a living – I should know what I’m doing. “SHOULD” being keyword in that sentence.

I sincerely felt my heart was going to fall out of my ass the whole time. I was so nervous. Thank God I made friends in the line (yes people, THIS is where I “picked up” Jordan Sparkles) because it took my mind off things… slightly. And thank GOD I was number 9 because 9 is my favorite number and that means I didn’t have to wait for too long.

I totally blabbered through my whole audition. If you can imagine it, I talk about a zillion times more when I’m nervous. I felt like I was making only about 5% sense. I tripped up a few good times, attempted to make pa-cute upon every opportunity and even performed some unnecessary acrobatics. They must’ve thought I was a freak of nature.

The whole thing felt surreal. It was so very different from when I was trying out for radio. Radio was always like an extension of myself – I just naturally fell into place. TV though, was like… foreign territory – I felt like I had to wear army fatigues and combat boots.

I couldn’t help worrying about what I looked like on screen. I couldn’t keep my eyes on the camera. I felt like I was sweating like a pig.

I came out with no expectations at all – just the knowledge that even though I made a complete fool out of myself, at least… I was myself. So when I got that fateful text message, I was literally jumping up and down, screaming my lungs out like an idiot.

I mean, GOD – around this time just two years ago I was a Junior Nursing student, resigned to the fact that I was going to fly to the States after graduation and practice a profession I had no zeal for whatsoever. Now I’m a radio DJ and a VJ finalist for the #1 music channel in the country.

My favorite music teacher and chorale instructor back in highschool once told me that there’s no hiding from passion – that it would keep popping up in your life until you couldn’t ignore it anymore. I am living proof of that.

I knew what passion was when I fell inlove with music at the age of 3 and I would keep making my mom play Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album over and over again. I knew passion when I got up on stage for the first time and performed a song I helped write when I was 15. I knew passion when I first turned on my mic last year and reached out through the airwaves to speak to an unknown number of listeners.

For some people, their purpose in the world is to save lives, lead others or keep the peace. I think my purpose is simpler: I just want to make you smile. I know that’s cliché and maybe it sounds fake but I assure you, it’s completely true. I love talking and I love music but I especially love the fact that when I put those two together, I somehow brighten up somebody else’s day.

A lot of people might think that being a VJ is cool because you get to be on TV. To me, it’s always been so much more than that. In the end, I think I should be the next MYX VJ because aside from the fact that I’m 100% passionate about it, I also think I represent all the other people out there whose life was mapped out for them but their heart told them to follow a different path. I’m just a girl with a dream. I hope you help me make it come true.


Key in MYXVJ (space) 4 and send it to 2366.

You can vote as many times as you want/can.



Key in MYXVJ (space) 4 and send it to 2366.

You can vote as many times as you want/can.


Guys, please follow this important scale for the betterment of your love life!

From the pimpmeister himself, Barney Stinson from the show “How I Met Your Mother”

I present to you….