Yes! After grueling months of waiting, WINTER IS COMING once again!
One of my most favorite television series is premiering very soon – Game of Thrones Season 5 on HBO!
I have always been an avid fan of this absolutely amazing show… in fact, I have phone cases and shirts that can prove how much I love this incredible HBO series.
If you enjoy Game of Thrones as much as I do (and I’m sure you do!), then you’d be absolutely happy to know that the highly anticipated Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series returns to the Philippines same time as the U.S. for its new 10-episode 5th season!
Game of Thrones Season 5 premieres this Monday, April 13 at 9AM on HBO with the same day encore at 9PM! Woohoo! The moment has arrived to visit Westeros and follow the victories and (sometimes bloody) tragedies of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Targaryens and other families battling for absolute power and control of King’s Landing… each one hoping to sit on the coveted Iron Throne.
New episodes debut weekly at the same time and the series will also be available on HBO GO on the same day.
Being an avid fan of Game of Thrones (which all my friends know), I was fortunate enough to be invited by HBO Asia to the exclusive advanced screening of the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 which I was able to attend just last night at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street! We were the first in Asia to watch the new episode days ahead of its worldwide broadcast. It was all sorts of awesome… really!
With tons of burger restaurants in and around the metro and with each of them claiming to offer something unique to invite customers, it gets quite difficult to know which of them actually stands out.
Fortunately, folks… being a burger lover myself and having been to a good number of these specialty food spots, pointing you guys to some of the places that serve great tasting burgers is hardly any problem. That being said, I’d like to recommend a fairly new restaurant that specializes in burgers that not only taste incredible, but are also very reasonably priced.
Right inside SM Supercenter in Pasig City (just beside Tiendesitas) is a quaint little restaurant called, “The Great American Burger Joint” but more popularly known simply as, “The Burger Joint”.
The Burger Joint at SM Supercenter Pasig is a haven for people who truly know their burgers.
Just recently, my wife and I, together with a few foodie buddies of ours visited The Burger Joint at SM Supercenter Pasig. With eager and ready appetites, we tried a good number of their offerings which, I must say, progressed and ended spectacularly well.
Who doesn’t know about one of the most well-known buffet restaurant chains in the country? Vikings is arguably the go-to place for family get togethers and various festive celebrations.
So, since Vikings is such a popular food destination, you’re probably wondering why I am still writing about them. Well, simply because one of their newest branches (which I recently visited) has very different ambiance compared to their other establishments.
Vikings at SM Jazz, Makati City has everything you’ve come to expect from this well-loved franchise… except for the maddening crowd. Yup! This particular branch has a quainter setting and a noticeably more quiet atmosphere. Hey, it doesn’t mean that mixing it up with other people while choosing your favorite dishes ain’t fun. Of course it is!
But if you happen to be looking for a place to hangout which offers the same vast selection of delicious dishes sans the noise and body bumping action as you make your way around the buffet spread, then Vikings at SM Jazz is your best bet.
When I visited Vikings at SM Jazz for the first time, its coziness was the first thing I noticed – the place was significantly more comfortable. I didn’t really have anything to say about their spread because… hey… it’s Vikings, after all! This particular branch may seem to be considerably smaller than other branches, but its space sure doesn’t compromise on the overwhelming selection of dishes being offered here.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from Globe Telecom – First telco to launch pre-order site
Was there even any doubt? Of course, not!
The moment the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was launched with much fanfare just a couple of weeks ago at Solaire Resort and Casino which I was able to attend, I knew it wouldn’t be long before Globe Telecom would announce that they’d be offering the latest (and greatest) Android device to date.
The day has finally arrived! Not only that… more great news!
Globe Telecom is apparently the first telecom company in the Philippines to launch Samsung’s latest flagship devices with an online site that accepts pre-orders from Globe postpaid and Platinum customers.
It’s a common problem for most travelers and perhaps a concern also for some individuals and families who own a ton of smart devices at home… the lack of available electrical outlets to simultaneously charge your tablet and smartphones.
I’ve experienced this dilemma countless times during hotel staycations and out of town getaways.
Just imagine… each member of our family owns a smartphone, my son and my wife also owns a tablet, and apart from that, I carry along quite a number of power banks (five of them) just for good measure. The situation gets crazy when we all need to charge our devices at the same time and there aren’t enough outlets to accommodate the demand.
I’ve been to hotels where their rooms only have a single available electrical outlet. It is such a pain to take turns charging phones when we only have a couple of hours to juice up then head on out to travel again.
Using multiple plug adapters can also be a hazard if you overload an outlet with a ton of chargers.
Good thing, a couple of dudes named, Wayne and Terrence, who founded a new company called, thecoopidea, came up with a bunch of smart accessories that help make lives a little bit easier for digital natives, gadget geeks and families alike.
One of their truly neat accessories is a real lifesaver that I am sure you will agree is an important necessity for anyone in this day and age… it is called the Jelly Charging Station by thecoopidea.
Now, the idea is quite simple. The Jelly Charging Station by thecoopidea enables you to juice up 4 smart devices all at the same time using only one electrical outlet. Think of it like a multiple plug adapter without the hassle of bringing all your individual chargers.
Health & Fitness
What is great food exactly? It’s a pretty tough question if you really think about it. Of course, it has to taste great, no doubt. But great food is also somewhat relative. For example… ampalaya dishes aren’t appealing to me at all, but my wife and my father adores food cooked with this vegetable. So, […]
My family and I recently checked out a restaurant amusingly called, WRONG RAMEN, located in Burgos Circle at The Fort. I’ll tell you this… I hardly fall for Oriental noodle dishes. The only time I fell absolutely in love with something like this was when I tried out RAMEN BAR at Robinson’s Magnolia a few […]
I’d like to invite everyone to attend Social Media Weekend 2013 this Saturday (June 29) at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. The theme for this year is “Let’s move #fwdPH”. Just like Social Media Day 2012, this year’s event will be packed with activities and fun. “Let’s move #fwdPH” means being a good citizen […]
Last May 28, 2013, the first gathering ever for members of Globe Community was held at SKYE Lounge at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The meetup was the perfect opportunity for people in Globe Community to actually meet other members in person and to bond with one another.