GCash just keeps getting better and better.
Apart from improving and expanding its services and ease of use all over the country, it seems that there’s no stopping GCash from growing and increasing its reach beyond the Philippines.
Number one Philippine mobile brand, Globe Telecom, recently partnered with top online retailer and marketplace, Lazada, to bring its internationally-acclaimed GCash mobile wallet to the eCommerce space in South East Asia.
Lazada is owned by Rocket Internet, an internet platform that identifies and builds proven internet business models then transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies.
The GCash and Lazada partnership was formally forged (and signed) by Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu and Lazada Founder and CEO Maximilian Bittner just last April 22 in Seoul, South Korea.
So, what benefits do we reap from this GCash and Lazada partnership, you might wonder?
Remember back in the day when college and university students would hardly have a choice but travel to school from remote places day in and day out? Perhaps you were one of these young kids back then.
Looking for a place to stay that is close to school would be a tedious and, sometimes, dire undertaking. Either the neighborhood isn’t safe or the location of some dorms aren’t exactly ideal.
With a son who is now in college and a 13 year old daughter who is inevitably heading there as well in no time, I can’t help but mull over the possibility of finding a place for them to stay. As much as I’d like them to stay with us during school year, it might not be the practical thing to do especially if they choose a university or institution that is situated far away from home.
What’s a parent to do? Not everyone has the luxury of having a good number of homes scattered all over the metro.
This has long been a dilemma which has never been truly addressed… until now.
If you find yourself in the same predicament and figure to be in the same shoes as I am in now, you’d be glad to know that there is actually an answer to our problems already.
Just last week, I attended the launch of the University Series by Vista Residences. And with great relief, I realized that someone has finally addressed a major concern of us parents with regards to the safety and well-being of our precious children.
For those unaware, Vista Residences is a subsidiary of Vista Land, the country’s biggest homebuilder. They have a solid track record in building homes, developing properties and creating communities. Now, they have come up with the amazing idea of building a University Series to cater to a very specific and urgent need.
Movie freaks and comic geeks, rejoice! We’ve been waiting for this spectacular superhero film ever since it’s been announced and now it is finally upon us! You can get the amazing opportunity to join the movie screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron with Globe!
Globe is making another pioneering move in the entertainment scene as it brings Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to the Philippines with a special screening in select IMAX theaters.
Globe wants to give their customers access to wonderful experiences this summer by giving them the exclusive privilege to watch one of the biggest (if not THE BIGGEST) film of 2015 just by using their favorite Globe services.
Excited?! Of course, you are!
I love Japanese food. You probably already know this if you’re a regular reader of my blog.
But, what you probably aren’t aware of is that apart from sushi, sashimi and shrimp tempura, Teppanyaki dishes are the ones I really look forward to having whenever I visit a Japanese restaurant.
For the benefit of those who don’t know what Teppanyaki is… Wikipedia’s definition is as follows:
“Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki.”
If you enjoy teppanyaki food as much as I do… or if you are simply curious to know what makes teppanyaki different from other dishes, well then, you’re in luck! There’s no better time to satiate your curious palate than now.
Osaka Ohsho is currently having a really awesome Teppanyaki Festival which is sure to delight all their customers.
I had an absolute blast just a couple of weeks ago when my wife and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary.
Perhaps, the reason why I especially enjoyed this year’s celebration is because I had no idea at all as to what was in store apart from our anniversary lunch with our kids and my dad.
Anyways, here is how it all played out…
During our anniversary lunch, my wife has been constantly reminding me of a “property tour” we were scheduled to have during the same day at Mariott Hotel Manila. For the life of me, I was quite confused as to how and why work in the form of a property tour was fit into our special day in the first place. But, what the hell… right?
After a fun lunch out with family, we decided to take my dad and our kids home so we could mosey on our way to Marriott Hotel Manila and go about our business. And so, that’s what we did.
On our way to Marriott Hotel Manila, I even told my wife that we’d probably have a lot of trouble getting back home early since this was also the day after the girder launcher collapsed along Andrews Ave. (the road just in front of Newport City Complex where Marriott is located) and that traffic was going to be terrible. My wife didn’t seem the least bit bothered which in turn slightly baffled me. Oh, well.
As we finally entered Marriott Hotel Manila, we were greeted by Ms. Hope who was waiting for us at the lobby area. She mentioned in passing that she’d take us around the hotel in a short while, which I thought was part of the “property tour” that was scheduled that afternoon.
After exchanging a few pleasantries, Hope introduced my wife and I to Marriott Hotel Manila’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Ms. Michelle Garcia. She warmly welcomed us to the hotel and casually said, “So, are you ready to see your room?”
Wait… Our room???
Health & Fitness
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