Monday, November 27, 2023

Marissa Sanchez Celebrates birthday with a romantic concert and Relaunch of " My Farewell Slam Book "

Feel the kilig of Valentine's Day in December as singer-comedian-actress-turned-author Marissa Sanchez gives the gift of music with her birthday concert, My Valentines in December, and the gift of reading with the relaunch of her book, My Farewell Slam Book - with scrapbook, all in one night.

Presented by Viva Artists Agency and EV Production and Events, the concert will take the audience on a different kind of romantic experience with star-studded guests like celebrity showbiz writer Ogie Diaz and the Original Prince of Pinoy Pop, Dingdong Avanzado. Handsome and talented actor-singers Wilbert Ross, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Ronnie Liang, and JM De Guzman will also grace the concert as special guests to serenade fans. The Mulatto Boys join the concert as the opening act for My Valentines in December.

Under the musical direction of Maestro Elmer Brillantes Blancaflor and Ms. Vivian Poblete-Blancaflor as the concert director, My Valentines in December promises to be a night of music, love, and laughter at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from P1,000; P2,000; and P2,500.

Marissa’s book, My Farewell Slam Book, which was initially published last September attracted a lot of attention for its unique and brave approach to life and death, hence the relaunch during the concert. Her book can also be purchased at the concert venue for P850.

Marissa was also part of several movie projects this year, including Baby Boy, Baby Girl (2023), The Ship Show (2023), Wild Flowers (2023), and Sa Muli (2023). She is also a part of the second season of The University Series, Safe Skies, Archer, which is now streaming on Viva One, the upcoming MMFF movie, Penduko, and upcoming movie with Jasmine Curtis, A Glimpse of Forever.

My Valentines in December will be on Friday, December 8th, 2023 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura. For ticket inquiries, please get in touch with +639217672521 or+639613103641.

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MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Event Shines Bright with Team Kramer at Ayala Malls Feliz

In a bustling three-day affair at Ayala Malls Feliz, MR.DIY's HOLI-DIY event unfolded with a simple goal: to spread the joy of DIY while giving shoppers a chance to win fantastic prizes. From November 23 to 25, 2023, the mall was buzzing with excitement, featuring a Meet and Greet with Team Kramer, over 100 raffle prizes, and the thrilling Hakot Dakot Panalo Challenge.



The core of the event was MR.DIY's Spend and Win Raffle Promo, urging shoppers to participate in three easy steps. With a minimum purchase of P1,000 pesos, customers were encouraged to scan the QR code inside the store, fill out a form, and upload their receipts. By hitting the send button, they entered the race for exciting prizes, including P500 cash in weekly raffles and grand items like an Apple Watch Series 8, the latest iPhone 15 Pro Max, and the grand prize – a brand new Jetour X70 Travel SUV which was showcased at the Ayala Malls Feliz activity center. The submission deadline for entries is January 15, 2024.

Charles Salecina, representing MR.DIY, expressed the brand's commitment to providing quality products at "Always Low Prices." He reassured customers that MR.DIY is their ultimate destination for family essentials, with over 400 stores nationwide.



Hosted by the Queen of Philippine Radio, Nicole Hyala, the Meet and Greet with Team Kramer added star power to the HOLI-DIY event. The crowd was treated to a grand total of 108 raffle prizes, with the iPhone 14 Pro being the grand prize for the meet-and-greet event.


The Puzzle Hustle game, featuring hidden puzzle pieces under audience seats, added an extra layer of excitement. Participants joining Team Kramer in solving the puzzle showcased their quick-thinking skills.

Another highlight was the Hakot Dakot Panalo Challenge, where five lucky customers, with a minimum P600 single receipt purchase, had 60 minutes to grab as many MR.DIY items as possible. Winners not only enjoyed their haul but had a chance to have their limited edition MR.DIY Calendar signed live by Team Kramer and enjoyed a memorable photo opportunity with the popular family.

During the Meet and Greet, Team Kramer, MR.DIY and Jetour ambassadors, engaged in a Q&A session. When asked about their Christmas plans, they shared a commitment to spending quality time together, including cozy movie nights, a special family dinner, and crafting DIY ornaments.

Reflecting on their roles as brand ambassadors for both MR.DIY and Jetour, Team Kramer expressed honor and fulfillment, hinting at exciting moments along their journey.

Regarding MR.DIY's marketing campaign, the family emphasized the brand's dedication to being the go-to family store for everyday needs. The frequent use of #MeronDIYan and emphasis on "Always Low Prices" mirrors their belief in making quality and practical items accessible to all Filipino families.


The MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Spend and Win event at Ayala Malls Feliz was brimming with surprises, featuring a double birthday celebration for Team Kramer's Scarlett and the event's host, the Queen of Philippine Radio, Nicolehyala. Both celebrating their birthdays on November 28, they joyfully blew out their birthday candles and were serenaded with a cheerful birthday song by the delighted audience.


As the HOLI-DIY event at Ayala Malls Feliz concluded, the echoes of laughter, the excitement of winning, and the warmth of Team Kramer's presence lingered, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating the winners of the MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Spend and Win Raffle Promo on January 26, 2024.

To know more about the upcoming deals, head to MR.DIY’s official website at or follow /mrdiyPH on Facebook, and @mrdiy.philippines on Instagram and TikTok. You can also check out MR.DIY’s stores nationwide here:

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Behind the Beats: Lesha's 'no heart'—A Danceable Anthem of Self-Discovery

Just when you least expect it, Gen Z’s rising rockstar and femme ingenious Lesha has recently dropped another surefire ‘hit’ single entitled ‘no heart’. Expect this new track to offer fresh spins. Of course, coming from the fearless singer/songwriter Lesha; no doubt she’s going to dish out a different kind of vibe.

no heart” is an anthem of empowerment and resilience, where the act of dancing symbolizes the ability to move forward and embrace life with a fearless heart. It embodies the essence of danceable dark pop with its combination of catchy beats and lyrics about self- discovery, and unapologetically being oneself.

Lesha is very enthusiastic about this song's debut. She shares, “I’m really excited for this one ‘coz of how different it is from my last release GO TO HELL!!! This track is leaning more into the dark dance pop side - a genre I’m well known for. I can’t wait to perform this song live soon!”

You can also say that no heart is quite different from her previous tracks. For one, this is a very bouncy danceable anthem. The track that you listen to when you want to boost up your energy and confidence. Lesha has also incorporated different vocal chops into
the song’s production working with her US based producer De’La and LA-based songwriter Krizia Carbonell.

“I wrote this song with LA-based songwriter Krizia Carbonell and I remember us just coming up with the concept of empowerment and not caring about what anyone else thinks in reference to the ‘dancing with no heart’ line. While the line “glowing in the dark” metaphorically symbolizes just me being an untouchable magical force or in general as someone who possesses power,” Lesha emphasizes.

It has always been her trademark for all the songs to share her feelings and innermost thoughts. For “no heart” lyrics, she expressed her own imperfections in the context of a troubled relationship. Her self realization led her to make amends that she wasn’t as
bad as she was made to believe. While the idea of ‘dancing’ as symbolism used in the song, reflects a sense of liberation or living without holding back and just allowing herself to have control over how she moves through life.

Lesha can only attest how “no heart “ has made a great impact on her life. “It is a song that I wrote about a phase in my life where I finally decided to move on and not care about what anyone thought of me.”

2023 is almost ending but Lesha remains unstoppable in her pace moving forward and achieving a whole lot more. “For now I’m focusing on my upcoming plans for next year as we prepare to drop more singles and hopefully I get to perform all my new songs live soon too!”

As a true believer of manifestation, Lesha shares what’s on her mind lately and what she is manifesting to happen sooner than you think.

“A lot of my fans would agree with me on this, but I honestly can’t wait to drop another unreleased song of mine called Skin2Skin. It’s also produced by De’La and written by me in LA last year. I’ve been performing it at all my live shows this year and it organically built its own fanbase on social media! So, wait for it!”

Listen to “no heart” on Lesha’s Spotify. Check out other social media platforms--Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok for more updates.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Jam-packed Finals Night of Your Song of Excellence Season 3 Welcomes Newest Grand Champions

Your Song of Excellence 2023Taiwan Excellence’s search for the Philippines’ best singers and songwriters co-presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness – culminated its third year run this Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Ayala Malls Market! Market! In Taguig.

The Live Grand Finals Event bore witness to a celebration of outstanding Filipino talent, with the Top 3 Grand Finalists from both Singer Category and Songwriter Category fighting their way to the bitter end. Before battling it out on the big stage, the Finale opened with an energizing performance of the Your Song of Excellence 2023 jingle by the Celebrity Judges Yeng Constantino, Arthur Nery, Ice Seguerra, and Paulo Zarate.

This Grand Finals performance round for the Singer Category was nothing short of amazing with 3 powerhouse performers who have been molded by their respective singing journeys, with each of their roads leading to the Grand Finals stage. In the end, Julius Cawaling came out triumphant with two equally hair-raising performances, beating 1st Runner Louise Alivio and 2nd Runner Up Alyssa Erasquin to the win, and what a close race it was.

Another close race was the battle for Grand Champion in the Songwriter Category. It was finally time for the Final 3 Songwriters to present their fully realized Grand Finals songs in front of a big crowd. Through their partner singers, these talented composers fought their way through their creative storytelling and melodies, with every lyric tugging at the heartstrings of the audience. Coming out on top from the Songwriters is Lyndon Nagar winning over 1st Runner Up Juls Burce and 2nd Runner Up Popa Elorde.

Helping to present the awards to the winning contestants were VIPs, Mr. Dustin Yang, Minister of Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, Mr. Alex Lai, Director of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Christine Kuo, Manager of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Janine Tan, Senior Project Manager of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Yvonne Hsiao, Project Manager of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, and Ms. Valerie Lin, Project Manager of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, making the event even more special with their esteemed presence.

The Grand Champions received a P50,000 cash prize and P50,000 worth of products each. The 1st Runners Up won P30,000 cash prize each while the 2nd Runners Up won P20,000 cash each, as well as P50,000 worth of products each runner up.

The Live Grand Finals Event was also streamed live on the Taiwan Excellence (PH) Facebook page. View it here:

Your Song of Excellence 2023 is also in partnership with Acer Philippines, Annie’s Way, ASUS Philippines, FECA PH, ible Tech, MSI Philippines, PC Express, Predator Gaming, Republic of Gamers, and Tatung.

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Your Song of Excellence 2023 Product Exhibit & B2B Day Event a Success for Taiwan Excellence Awarded Brands

Your Song of Excellence 2023 culminated its third season with an epic Grand Finals weekend, held at the Ayala Malls Market! Market! in Taguig this November 17 and 18, 2023.

Co-presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness, the contest honored the ever-supportive Taiwan Excellence Partner Brands with a B2B Day Event and Product Exhibit in the first day of its 2-Day Grand Finale Event.

Featuring some of the finest award-winning Taiwan Excellence brands and their standard defining quality products, the event beheld an afternoon of brand talks and a short business-to-business meeting session for attendees who were interested to hear best industry practices from these brand representatives.

“It’s always a joy to fly our flag as a Taiwan Excellence awarded brand,” says the Johnson Fitness & Wellness representative.

Representative from Derma Angel is thankful for the first-time partnership, “We’re happy to be finally partnered with Your Song of Excellence this year because Filipino talent is undeniably world-class.”

Aromase, another Premier Partner attended the event with their representatives through Zoom and is happy for the visibility gained in the Filipino market. “We are looking forward to next year’s endeavors in the Philippines as our brand has strong potential to find a market there,” shares the Aromase representative.

View the event highlights here:

Your Song of Excellence 2023 is also in partnership with Acer Philippines, Annie’s Way, ASUS Philippines, FECA PH, ible Tech, MSI Philippines, PC Express, Predator Gaming, Republic of Gamers, and Tatung.