shopee philippines 2nd birthday

With over 2 million listings and 3 million downloads to date Shopee Philippines celebrates their 2nd Birthday while making it to the top as the number 1 shopping application in the country. Regionally, Shopee has achieved an annualized Gross Merchandise Volume of $3 billion USD with more than 40 million downloads.

For the past 2 years, Shopee has introduced several programs that revolutionized online shopping for Filipinos, including Free Shipping, Cash On Delivery (COD), and Shopee University, which helps aspiring entrepreneurs set up their online business.

To celebrate the success, from June 20 to 22, users are treated to special promotions and up to 90% discounts across multiple categories, including electronics, gadgets, makeup and clothes from Shopee’s official shops and top sellers.

Safe, Convenient Shopping
Since its launch in 2015, Shopee has made online shopping convenient with its highly customer-centric platform. Both buyers and sellers are able to transact safely through Shopee Guarantee, which holds payments in escrow until buyers receive their orders. 
 
Sellers also enjoy Shopee University, a series of in-depth tutorial modules aimed at helping sellers to set up and grow their online businesses. Shopee has hosted sessions in over 30 cities around the country and thousands of participants have joined in the past year. The free classes provide more insights on topics such as online marketing, digital photography and tutorial sessions on Shopee’s features, among others.
“Shopee’s campaigns help us with our product marketing. With its reach, it helps us to expand our customer base and reach,” said Angela Mae Delajero, Corporate Sales Supervisor of Messy Bessy.
Welcoming Established Partner Brands
Shopee buyers can look forward to an even wider range of products from new Official Shops, including Oppo, Unilab, Stabilo, Kodak, Transcend, and Eureka. More brands are expected to join later this year. 
“As e-commerce gains more popularity, Shopee will continue to be a strong player in this space. Our partnership with Shopee will further increase our online reach and give customers more options to buy official OPPO products,” said Stephen Cheng, Brand Manager of OPPO Philippines.
Ellen Lising, President of Ellen’s Skin Care and Permanent Cosmetics, agreed, “As we celebrate our 38th anniversary, we’ve partnered with Shopee to reach our growing list of diverse clientele and we will provide the most beautiful, intense and radiant kind of products and services that make our clientele feel confidently beautiful in and out.”


Looking to the Future 
Shopee seeks to continuously improve its platform and optimise overall user experience. Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business for Shopee, said, “We continuously challenge ourselves to find ways to improve our app and system to make online shopping easier. We regularly get feedback from our users and aim to bring to them the best online shopping experience. ”
Moving forward, Shopee aims to further expand its user base nationwide. “We want to cater to every buyer and seller in key cities and provinces. With our robust and well-integrated platform, we’re confident that we can provide an easy and hassle-free shopping experience nationwide,” added Castillo.


To learn more about Shopee and special promotions please visit http://birthday.shopee.ph/ or www.shopee.ph. Shopee is available for free download on Google Play and App Store.




My friends and I enjoyed the event and we like the venue.
Shopee Philippines, really making a mark for every filipino online buyer with it's unique way to communicate with the buyers. The easy access of the application really helps. Cheers for more years to come and enjoy shopping!
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines),Inc, marks the 4th Financial Independece Month this June to help Filipinos break free from the cycle of finandial shortage and insecurity. Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., the number one life insurance company in the Philippines

They inspire Filipinos to pursue their financial freedom, Sun Life is launching a new collection of its digital films dubbed Sun Shorts, which will highlight the relationships that make lives #brightertogether. “The people we love give us the courage to dream big and the strength to keep going even if sometimes it feels like the odds are against us. Truly, we are brighter together,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Sun Life shines a spotlight on these relationships to inspire every Filipino to keep chasing their dreams. Our three new Sun Shorts films 'Waves,' 'She Said, She Said' and 'Sayaw' will present this in stories inspired by the stories of Sun Life clients. Through the Sun Shorts, we hope to show Filipinos how life insurance can help them ease their life's burdens and celebrate their lives' triumphs giving them the opportunity to show the people they love their commitment to a brighter future for them.”

“Waves” by Zig Marasigan gives a peek into the mindset of millennials, who are often criticized for adhering to the “YOLO” mindset and not preparing well enough for the future; a young single mom’s journey takes centerstage in “She Said, She Said” by Nic Reyes; while Mihk Vergara will delve into the reality of coping with a long-time marriage that has gone cold in “Sayaw.”

The films will be released on June 7 at www.sunshorts2.com, and will also be uploaded on Facebook so it may be easily accessed and shared by viewers. Each film will also come with an explainer video, where Sun Life brand ambassadors Matteo Guidicelli, Judy Ann Santos, and Piolo Pascual will share their thoughts and shed light on how insurance and investments enable us to protect the relationships that matter to us.

Sun Life released its first collection of Sun Shorts in 2012 and the project has been recognized by different prestigious local and international award-giving bodies, which lauded the creative approach to promoting insurance and investment products.

Empowering Filipinos with concrete steps to financial freedom

To complement the new Sun Shorts films and to give Filipinos the opportunity to learn about life insurance and mutual funds, Sun Life will hold a series of activities throughout June as a next step for those who would like to boost their financial journey.


For the millennials, Sun Life will offer a workshop on achieving their travel goals, while moms and dads will be treated to a pampering activity to help put them in the best mindset to create future goals. For details on these activities, visit @sunlifeph on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer to learn at their convenience, Sun Life offers basic financial planning courses in the Brighter Life Institute at www.brighterlife.com.ph.

Sun Life will also launch PA Armor, an affordable personal accident protection for Filipino online shoppers. Through Sun Life's partnership with Voyager Innovations, Inc., members of the online marketplace Takatack.com will exclusively enjoy the benefits of this protection.

“This Financial Independence Month, Sun Life reiterates its commitment to Filipinos who are in pursuit of their financial freedom,” Lopa said. “For as long as they have dreams to pursue and relationships to care for, Sun Life will be here for them as their partner in this journey.”

What is Micellar Water?

Micellar Water is made up of micelles a  tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules suspended in soft water.

How it is use?

Micellar water, you can moisten a cotton pad with a few drops of the skin cleansing solution, so that the pad itself becomes moist. Then you will swipe the pad across your skin and you'll see the dirt and make up from your skin transfer to the pad.

How does it work?

The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin, Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, make up remover and moisturizer all in one.
ajinomoto meets marian

Marian Rivera-Dantes known to be a versitle actress here in the Philippines from being a Primetime Queen, brand ambassador, style icon, recording artist and philanthropist. We all know that Marian she has a charming daughter Baby Zia and a handsome husband Dingdong.

She manages her time between work and family, Marian has found comfort in cooking as one of the best way to make her family feel loved and to improve her culinary skills. On her social media pages, the Kapuso actress has posted some of her own culinary creations that range from baby food for little Zia, stews, soups, and veggies. And on days when Marian is short on time, stir-fry dishes have become her go-to choices for easy, yummy meals.

Topping her stir-fry list are Chopsuey and Fried Rice made with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix, as seen in the seasoning’s two new TVCs which began airing last June 4, 2017. In both versions, Marian dances and sings to the tune of her hit song, “Sabay-sabay Tayo,’ while she adds AJI-GINISA® to each dish to make them more delicious and “Garantisadong Ginisarap.”

Like Marian, you can also whip up “Garantisadong Ginisarap” dishes – even non-vegetable ones – by adding a touch of AJI-GINISA® to your favorite stir-fry recipes.

Visit http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/recipes/ and like facebook.com/AjiGinisaPH and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH for more dishes to try.
shopee first birthday

The first half of 2017 was so good to Shopee, the largest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan reached 40 million downloads. To date, Shopee Philippines has garnered over 3 million downloads, and is now ranked number 1 on both Google Play and App Store in just two years of operations. Beating other shopping apps in its category, Shopee consistently remains as one of the top shopping apps in the country.

As per Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business for Shopee said “We’re thrilled to see many Filipinos enjoy our app and love shopping with us,” “The mobile shopping category is a competitive space, and we are proud that our app is ranked as number 1.  Our goal is to consistently improve our features and provide the best online shopping experience.”

According to Castillo, Shopee’s integrated logistics is one of the main reasons why people find Shopee app convenient. With Shopee, users can enjoy Free Shipping and Cash On Delivery, as well as track their orders from payment to delivery.

Furthermore, Shopee offers online shopping security through Shopee Guarantee. Shopee Guarantee protects users by withholding the payment to the seller until the buyer receives the order. This makes people feel safe shopping at Shopee and give positive reviews.

Castillo elaborated, “Our features are designed with buyers and sellers in mind. We make online shopping hassle-free by charging no commission fee and offer a free shipping service to all users.”

To celebrate this achievement, Shopee will be holding special promotions from June 20 to 22 with discounts up to 90% for various items, including electronics, gadgets, makeup, and clothes from Shopee’s Official Shops and top sellers.

To learn more about Shopee and the special promotions, please visit www.shopee.ph. Shopee is available for free download on Google Play and  App Store.
Salu, The Filipino Restaurant which is owned by the celebrity couple, Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista, opened its doors last June 9, 2016. They provide authentic treats from different parts of the Philippines. This year on their 1 year anniversary, they thrive and is ready to offer more delectable and unique surprise for customers who deserve more when it comes to Pinoy food trip.

The restaurant opened their anniversary month with a blockbuster promo of buy take 1 take 1 of their famous ‘BLK’ (Binagoongang Lechon Kare-kare). A Piso for Brazo de Kalabasa shall also be enjoyed by the first 100 guests for every purchase of Php500.00 on June 11, 2017. Both of these promos were made to give thanks to all Ka-Salu/s who have dined and craved for the best of Salu plates this past year. “Masarap at nakakataba ng puso ang aming unang taon. So we thought, why not give thanks and extend to our customers those blessings that we earned because of their trust through these simple promos. These two dishes, BLK and Brazo De Kalabasa, are our top moving dish and desert on our first year. So its fitting to grant a ‘one’ of a kind treat with buy ‘one’ take ‘one’ and a ‘one’ peso dessert, as we turn ‘one”, shared by Mr. Sarmenta.
Here are the pictures of their latest addition to their menu:
Braso Kalabasa
Braso Kalabasa
Conchinillo
Conchinillo
Binagoonang Lechon kare-kare
Binagoonang Lechon kare-kare
Durian Cake
Durian Cake
Taho Cheese Cake
Taho Cheese Cake
Salu Bread
Salu Bread

During the thanksgiving lunch that had happened last June 9, 2017, the celebrity couple also shared a colorful year that was for Salu. These include gaining tie ups with some organizations such as Hashtag Philippines through Antoinette Taus, where average of 300 kids are fed every event with Salu packed lunches that comes with love notes from volunteers. Salu was also chosen to represent the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao for the biggest food convention in the world - Madrid Fusion, where they showcased their best southern dishes that’s available only at restaurant. Chefs, culinary experts and delegates of the congress were in awe with the taste of Mindanao cuisines that’s unique and distinct due to special ingredients such as pampa, that’s famous in Mindanao. Some of the featured dishes include Beef Kulma, Syagul Pagi, Utak Utak and Pyanggang. “We are grateful to be chosen by DOT-ARMM headed by Mrs. Ayesha Mangudadatu Dilangalen, to represent their region at the presitigous Madrid Fusion. We have built this brand to be the culinary authority when it comes to all things Filipino. And being chosen to participate in such convention was an affirmation that indeed, we somehow are in the right path of meeting our mission. Hopefully on our second year, we can serve more authentic plates and continue to be a portal for all guests to discover all the flavors of this country, especially those that are still undiscovered”, says Mrs. Harlene Bautista.






On its second year, Salu also unveils their campaign #SarapMabuhay. This showcases not just the exciting flavors that this country has to offer but also highlights the abundance of fresh ingredients that can make any kitchen push for magic. It also refers to the kind of people that you dine with which ranges from family, friends and even strangers and the overall experience of ‘salu-salo’ in the Philippines which has always been distinct.


 The campaign would still highlight the adventures of the owners as they search for the next utlimate plates to bring back home to Salu, to be made available for all who wants to discover more. Exciting products and experiences are also up for grabs for all diners. The Pilipinas Platter, their version of a group feast, gives customers an opportunity to taste all the specialities in different parts of the Philippines. All the cuisines are creatively plated on a special carved Pilipinas wooden plate. Luto Ni Nanay gives moms a chance to cook with the talented chefs of Salu as they learn to prepare one of a kind dishes for the family. All these plus and addition to their already exciting range of pinoy to pinoy fused dishes called Likhang Salu will be served and made available this June!



The culinary authority stands still even stronger on its second year with so much offering to its customers. Visit them for a one of a Pilipinas Food Trip at Sct. Torillo, Cor. Sct. Fernandez, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City. For reservations, questions and queries, you may call Salu’s hotline 02-282-15-12, or contact them through their facebook fan page.

NCCA

SM City North EDSA celebrates the 119th Philippine Independence day with a Special curated exhibit at The Block Atrium entitled "Ani ng Dangal Exhibit" it is for our very own natural-born Filipino artist or group that has been awarded and celebrated on international event which includes the seven art disciplines: Architecture and Allied Arts, Cinema, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Literary Arts, Music and Visual Arts. Ani ng Dangal or "Harvest of Honors" is a state recognition given by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). It has been an annual event in the Philippines celebrated and concluding rite of the Philippine Arts Festival. 

independence

On the same venue, last June 12, 2017, SM North EDSA hosted an event where music and dancing featuring select world renowned performers brought by the The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Featuring an invigorating dance number by the award winning all male dance group, Junior New System, a cultural performance by University of the Philippines resident Ethnic Music and Dance Ensemble, Kontra Gapi.

The first performer was Mr. Joey Ayala with his signature mix of Filipino ethnic instruments and pop music. 
Joey Ayala

Everyone enjoys his short message and listen carefully with his songs while he sings. 


Celebrating Independence Day on a mall is great, watching the performers that created name throughout the world makes me feel proud that I'm a Filipino. Reading all of the Ani ng Dangal side by side encourage me to be more determined to strive more harder to my dreams.
Boysen Philppines joins SM City North EDSA #ArtKarnival with their Boysen Color PLay booth at 4 Floor SM Annex. Experience color like never before. I was lucky enough to experience this colorful booth, which brings out my not so artistic side but I tried to be one hehehe. As I've talked to one of their employees at the booth Ms. Sam (I think is the name) they want an interactive activity to showcase their paints not just by swatches and booklets. The concept of this booth is not just for Art major people but also the normal mall go shopper to experiment with the different color offers of Boysen. 

boysen color play booth


Boysen Color Play Booth goes around various construction trade shows. It was first seen at the annual World Bex in World Trade Center Manila in Pasay City last March. Here at SM City North EDSA public have a chance to experience Boysen Color Play booth for free. 

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Boysen color play instructions
A simple instruction to enjoy the booth
The instructions are just simple, you will be given a contain cardboard, where you can placed your chosen shape blocks, which you then pain with Boysen's latest line of color palettes. There were lots of colored shapes on triangle, circle, square and rectangle. 

Shapes of colors
This is my starting shape blocks
As further you go inside, you will see a paint colors per station. I think each table are grouped by their new set of color lines. Here at the table you can customize and draw with the brushes and paints provided by the booth. Remember that this is a paint be careful on your hands and clothes while doing this activity. 

Boysen color blocks with rayrose

I will attached my video on how I color blocks here. I'm not an artistic person but I tried my best to paint my blocks as colorful and artistic that it can be.

I'm a fan of different patterns and colors, that is why I go with this to design my blocks. During my time at the booth I noticed that lots of children enjoying the booth. They are all creative and imaginative wit their works. By the way I also saw not so old but maybe around 30-50 years old.

Boysen colo paint dashing mom

After finishing your painting, you can go to any of the employee and ask for help to blow dry your master piece, while waiting you can try out their Virtual Reality(VR) rendition of the booth and your surroundings. I've tried it and it is fun you can see lots of colors bending out perfectly. 

Dashing Mom at Boysen

The last stop is their Photo booth section where you can take a picture with your creation and post it online whether thru FB or Instagram and they will instantly print it on a sticker photo paper. It is by a company called Instaroid. Boysen also have a mini gift souvenirs for their artistic patron, A Color Trend book collection where you can see the contemporary, neutral and classical colors that reflect the major social and design trends as of today and their Product guide booklet. 

You can also take home a portable VR glasses from boysen which call Boysen Pocket VR. USe it with BoysenVR App which you can download at www.boysenvr.com

It was a fun booth at SM North EDSA in partnership with Boysen Philippines. They are successful to bring out the creativity among public who goes to the mall. As I've said just a while ago, I saw different age bracket that are trying out to mix and play with the color. I can see with all of their faces that they are having fun trying out the booth. Great Job SM and Boysen.

Follow SM City North EDSA on Facebook to know more promos and events : SM CITY NORTH EDSA

Follow Boysen Philippines to know where will be the next location of the Boysen Color Play booth

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We all know that one of the Most Important person in our lives is our own Father. They are always provide and prove that their are his son's first hero and daughter's first love. A responsible and loving dads are always by our side.

Mr. JJ Yulo, arranged a little dinner with some hardworking Dads you may know. It is a pre-Father's Day treat at Providore and Todd English at SM Aura. The group of Dads celebrated and have a little talk while enjoying a great Dinner and drinks. As per Mr. JJ Yulo " The guest list was as diverse as it gets, with dads from all sorts of backgrounds and one unifying factor: all these fine men tried their best to be exemplary fathers too. And they sure needed a break!"


providore dads
Image from @Nekkidchef Instagram account

Their first stop is at Providore Backyard, it is located at the rear of Raintree Group's Providore. A small place where you can enjoy cocktails and beers. The guest came in one by one. Some of the guests are, JJ Yulo known as @nekkidchef, Kalel Chan, Aids Tecson, Gabe Mercado, Him Uy de Baron, TJ Parpan, Paolo Abrera, Patrick Roa. Cocktails and Cozy outdoor place are just a perfect combination of friends to hangout. I'm sure that the guest enjoyed it! According to Mr. JJ Yulo "Cool tunes wafting from the speakers, cold Sapporo or San Miguel, nachos and guacamole will always do the trick – a few glasses and any amount of shyness magically vanished."



providore dads

I've tried frozen margarita with mixed berries it is great if you are just looking for a relaxing drink to de-stress.

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Todd English

 After a batch of drinks at Providore, the group was headed to just headed to Todd English Food Hall, it is a huge dining space with well-curated food stations. Todd English Food Hall, provide a private room for the guest dads where a sumptuous dinner was served. The guest dads have a chance to try out their new dishes.

Mr. JJ Yulo described there dinning experienced as "The food was, as expected, varied and delicious – and we even got to try some of their brand new items! Cold oysters to start the ball rolling, their solid new buffalo wings and Asian dumplings, a healthy-ish bacon filled spinach salad, excellent pastas (TE makes it fresh!) like their addictive new corn ravioli (a must, if you ask me), classic pizza flatbreads, a KILLER porkchop (this dinner’s sleeper hit!), garlicky clams and mussels, and a gigantic steak, all washed down with some red wine. It doesn't get manlier than that! And for dessert, a fun new deconstructed dessert --- dulce de leche apple pie. If you didn’t talk to anyone at the table because you were too busy stuffing your face, it would be perfectly understandable."

For me events like this is great way to show our gratitude and saying thank you to our Dad. Remember to always show how you love your Dad. It is not just a one day event, it should be everyday.

Providore is a Coffee bar/ Bistro type where you can enjoy delicious food, cakes and pastries. An all local artisanal retail area. Providore PH is another innovative concept from The Raintree Restaurants Group. Located at Ground Floor SM Aura, BGC. #ProvidorePH. They recently launched their Providore Backyard section where you can enjoy cocktails and finger food while enjoying the music being played.

Follow their social media accounts :
Facebook Providore PH
Instagram ProvidorePH

TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL is officially Manila's first Celebrity Chef Restaurant opening at the SM Aura Premier! It is also the first restaurant that sets the trend for the Food Hall concept in Manila. Located at 5/F SkyPark, SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Todd English operating hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday to Sunday

Contact Details:
Email: toddenglishfoodhallmnl@gmail.com
Twitter: @TEFoodHallMNL
Facebook: FoodHall ToddEnglish
Instagram: @toddenglishfoodhallmnl
Telephone: +632 621 4002

I always prefer waxing than plucking or threading, which is why I love that I discovered Hey Sugar, all natural and 100% sugar grooming options that is accessible to clients of all shapes and size. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax. Well that is a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

For my #DashingMomSquad at the North Part of Luzon , Hey Sugar opens their door for you to experience being hair-free in natural ways today at Ayala Harbor Point Subic! Hey Sugar Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.
And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.


At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! Ayala Harbor Point Subic.

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 25 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, Unimart Greenhills and our newest branch Hey Sugar Ayala Harbor Point Subic. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 09366420530.
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Do you need place to unwind with your daily stress and deadlines at your office? Sometimes all you need is to be pampered so head over to Nailaholics SM Fairview 2nd level, where you can get ushered away from the tedium of everyday life. The beautiful Hampton's themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun- drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you'll be left under the care of Nailaholics expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until all your stress are gone.

Visit Nailaholics SM Fairview at 2nd level and be pampered with their friendly technicians.


Book your appointment today 0956 8462352
Hey Sugar, the most trusted all natural and organic waxing destination across the Philippines. Brings another sweet surprise to their customers. Like love , somethings in life are indeed sweeter the second time around.

win iPhone 7 with Hey Sugar


Last year they raffled an iPhone 6 units, this year Hey Sugar sweetens it up now with the newest iPhone 7 up for grabs. It is a nationwide giveaway starting Jume 8 to September 30,2017! To win one just headover to any Hey Sugar branch and avail their services with a minimum single receipt of 500 pesos, to get a raffle entry. There will be three lucky winners of the iPhone 7!

It's going to be best time to get that smooth and hair-free skin with the Sweetest Thing 2 Promo. Watch out for more updates and exciting promo.


To get more details about the promo, visit www.heysugar.com.ph.
hop inn hotel
Photos from Hop Inn Hotel

Millennials tends to travel alot and spend their rest day to go to different places. They invented word YOLO, which means "You only live once".  Everyone is hopping off from one exciting destination on their bucket list to the next. Here are some of my advice when traveling here in Manila and want to spend less without compromising your budget.


  1. First you need to take note of your destination ahead of time. It is better to research what you can do to the specif location that you are heading to. 
  2. Wait for any travel sale on any airlines to spend less.
  3. Try to find a affordable hotel that does not compromise you. I recommend Hop Inn Hotel, a 25- hotel strong Thailand- based chain not only guarantees guests the best locations in each city but also delivers 5-star quality cleanliness, comfort, convenience, and security that makes budget travelers go, “is this really a budget hotel?”
Let me tell more reason to love Hop Inn Hotel, and why more and more people choose to "hop into" Hop Inn!

  • They have FREE WIFI - Millennials can't live without any gadget especially social media networks. They keep their family updated thru posting online. a strong and fast Wi-Fi access means timely and ‘mandatory’ sharing of #TravelGrams, #OOTDs, and #YOLO posts. Hop Inn’s free in-room Wi-Fi service also helps guests prepare for and accomplish their work, research and plan their adventures of the day, and check up on friends and family back home.
Hop Inn Hotel
Photos from Hop Inn Hotel

  • A clean and spacious rooms, well relaxation at it's best! Saving on room costs doesn't mean compromising on cleanliness and comfort. Hop Inn ensures that guests check in to spotless rooms with crisp white sheets that invite absolute relaxation. With more than enough space to accommodate guests and their luggage plus additional bags from pasalubong shopping, Hop Inn rooms make you forget you’re staying at a budget hotel. The bright and clean bathrooms equipped with hairdryers and toiletries are equally spacious, too.
  • You don't have to worry about your car's parking because they do have free spacious parking for guests. Driving to Hop Inn have access to the hotel's spacious and secure parking, absolutely free! A sweet gift for Metro dwellers struggling with parking space and steep fees on the daily.
  • The Hotel is perfect for those who have relatives that are PWD, like my father. Yes, they can do travel even with their disabilities.The joys of travel are free for all to experience and Hop Inn strongly advocates this by ensuring all of its hotels open their doors to persons of all shapes and sizes and are equipped to cater to persons with disabilities and those that require special assistance throughout their stay.
  • Daily housekeeping & 24-hour front desk assistance with 24-hour security. joys of travel are free for all to experience and Hop Inn strongly advocates this by ensuring all of its hotels open their doors to persons of all shapes and sizes and are equipped to cater to persons with disabilities and those that require special assistance throughout their stay.
Hop Inn Hotel Staffs are very approachable
Hop Inn Hotel Staffs are very approachable
  • Nothing beats a hot and cold shower after a tiring day of traveling throughout the cities. Then relaxing on a comfortable bed. A warm, refreshing bath after a long day’s adventure in the city? Yes, please! All Hop Inn rooms come with hot and cold power showers so guests enjoy a calming prelude to a restful sleep in the hotel’s ultra-comfortable beds guests cannot stop raving about!
Hop Inn Hotel
Photos from Hop Inn Hotel

  •  Lastly, excellent value for money!  which what this blog is for, travelling without spending to much.Budget hotels often deliver exactly what they promise – a place with enough space for a bed to retire to after a long day and nothing more. While travelers can afford such accommodations with just loose change, more often than not they still find themselves shortchanged, especially on the comfort and security aspects. At Hop Inn Hotels, guests enjoy the very best of their money’s worth and more with rates as low as PHP1, 520 nett per room night. A very small cost for such big hospitality.
Hop Inn Hotel chain's steady growth across Thailand & here at the Philippines. There dedication to deliver its Four Pillar Promise to its guest - – Cleanliness, Convenience, Comfort, and Security. But like that exotic food crawl or that adrenaline- pumping theme park ride travelers scribble onto their long and detailed bucket lists, some things are best experienced in the flesh. So, hop into Hop Inn Hotels on your next trip and decide for yourself if it’s truly a #OneStopHop and #TravelGoals- worthy. 

For me it is a great Hotel to stay with my family. I'm excited to try out this hotel and experience it.For more information about Hop Inn Hotel, visit www.hopinnhotel.com and follow their social media pages at www.facebook.com/hopinnhotelph and @hopinnhotelph on Twitter and Instagram. Don't forget to Like and follow their social media accounts to get more updates to their latest promo!


For my #DashingMomSquad

Do you Love travelling as much as I do? comment down below where are your next travel destination.