SM Southmall presents first Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt

SM Southmall celebrates Easter with its shoppers and their beloved pets! Man and man’s best friend come together at the Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt on April 1, Sunday, at the Foodstreet.

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In partnership with Mystery Manila, the first pet-themed Easter hunt features an exciting mystery to be solved, as folks and their furry friends gather clues from all around the mall.

The main hunt is open to all kids, with or without pets. To join, simply present single or accumulated receipts worth P2,000 from any store in SM Southmall. This entitles one kid, one guardian, and one pet to an afternoon filled with exciting games, fun trivia, cool prizes, pet-trrific activities, and a chance to solve the mystery of the animal kingdom.

For dog owners and dog lovers alike, the venue is transformed to a doggy play paradise, with a pet playground, pet buffet pantry, and talks on proper pet care and pet adoption by PAWS.

Truly, SM Southmall caters to the enjoyment of both man and man’s best friend. No matter the season, the occasion, or the time of the year, SM Southmall welcomes the community, together with their furry friends, with open arms.

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Vivo Unveils All-New ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ Display Smartphone

Following the succcessful release of the V7 and V7+ in the country, global smartphone brand Vivo officially launched their latest flagship device — the all-new sleek and stylishVivo V9.

The AI-powered fullView™ display smartphone had summer-themed unveiling at the City of Dreams Manila was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.

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The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brand with over 5,200 stores and 1.5 million users nationwide.

Vivo’s Jomari Morales followed Lim’s remarks by presenting all the goods on the V9. She highlighted the Vivo V9’s 90% screen-to-body ratio, the 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual read camera, and the AI-powered photography for a “perfect view” and a “perfect shot.”

Morales also presented the Vivo V9’s improved game mode that would enable users to take calls or open other apps without pausing the gaming applications or play without any interruptions.

After her presentation, Vivo’s Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson revealed that anyone can enjoy a V9 for a “perfect” price of Php17,990 with pre-orders beginning on March 26 until April 2.

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Lim, Morales, Jocson, and Xian Gana from Vivo then answered the media’s questions during the Q&A. Their exchanges were focused on the Vivo’s plans in the Philippines and the V9’s capabilities.

Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim acknowledged the smartphone brand’s partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, during the launch of the V9.

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Vivo partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, were also recognized during the event during the ceremonial exchange of tokens. Lim handed the malls’ representatives with a Little V doll.

Fresh faces of Vivo

Vivo also welcomed its newest endorsers, up-and-coming actors Edward Barber and Ivan Dorschner.

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Barber is the onscreen partner of young actress Maymay Entrata who also joined the event. Entrata was the first who joined Vivo in September 2017 during the launch of the V7+. His endorsement deal with Vivo is something MayWard fans have been patiently waiting for since the pair already worked together for the smartphone brand during their first Making Mega shoot in Germany last year.

Dorschner, meanwhile, charmed the press with his good looks and charisma. He was one of Kuya’s guests in Pinoy Big Brother in 2010. Since then, he became one of GMA Network’s top leading men after starring alongside young actress and fellow Vivo endorser Barbie Forteza in the primetime series “Meant To Be.”

Barber, Entrata, and Dorschner also picked three lucky winners of the Vivo V9 during the raffle. They also joined the Vivo executives for a toast for the V9. Also with them onstage were other Vivo endorsers young pop soul singer Sassa Dagdag, acoustic singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, and balladeer Jason James Dy who closed the night with their performances.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at http://www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and
Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

What Women Want : Women’s Month Celebration at SM Supermalls

Happy International Women’s Month! It’s all about us women this whole month of March as SM Supermalls teamup with SM Woman to celebrate the ‘every woman’.

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Last March 8 at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, SM Woman unveiled their summer collection. Models and celebs flaunted their summer style featuring stylish resort wear and swimwear with hot trends fresh out of the runway.

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Something to look forward to as well is SM Woman’s best of the best offers starting with up to 50% off on great selections, buy 1 get 1 deals and gifts from participating brands.

Exciting mall events also await us ladies including the much-anticipated Women’s Sale on alk Wednesday of March where we can get up to 70% off on exclusive deals and fabulous finds every week of the month.

Beauty junkies are in for a treat as well with discounts and bundles of beauty must-haves plus pampering promos. There’s also Ladie’s Wellness Camp for tips and hacks from style gurus on fitness, nutrition and wellness.

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In collaboration with renowned photographer Niccolo Cosme of Headshot Clinic, SM Supermall is having a digital promo where they’re looking for beautiful, strong, confident, fierce and driven women who have made a difference on the lives of Filipinos through their chosen advocacies.

Women from all ages, sizes, shapes, background and walks of life are encouraged to join this empowerment movement for a chance to win stunning prizes. Plus, winners will each receive a power portrait taken by Niccolo Cosme himself and will be showcased through an exhibit at SM Megamall on March 22nd.

So what are you waiting for? Head on to a SM Supermall near you and enjoy these exciting offers and treats ladies!

Mommy How To: Creamy Unipak Mackerel Carbonara Recipe + Pak na Pak Giveaway

In one of the mommy groups I’m in, they said that Sunday is special ulam day.

I have shifting schedules so Sundays in our family is whatever day I’m on off. Hubby is the one who cooks in the family but I make it a point to cook for them at least once a week. The kids look forward din to my weekly cooking and would most of the time, make requests.

My kids love pasta and this weekend they wanted carbonara. I made it one better by making it healthier than the usual ham and bacon combination.

Creamy Unipak Mackerel Carbonara

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Ingredients

  • Onion and garlic, chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all purpose cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 k pasta
  • 450 g pasta (I used fusilli)
  • 1 big can Unipak Mackerel, drained
  • Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make

  1. Bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta al dente.
  2. Heat oil in pan and saute chopped onion and garlic.
  3. Add drained mushroom.
  4. Pour in all purpose cream and milk, letting it simmer.
  5. Add in drained mackerel.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Mixed in cooked pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

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Served this to the fam for merienda earlier and they loved it! It’s a nice variation to our usual carbonara dish.

As I always say, “hindi basta nakasanayan the best na yan!” Another plus, it’s healthier because of the mackerel. Winner for choosy moms like me. And no other mackerel brand will do, I go for one that’s a staple in our pantry. Kaya basta Mackarel dapat tatak Unipak.

And because sharing is caring, I’ll be having another Pak na Pak giveaway so you can try this for your family’s next Sunday special dish.

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Like last time, one lucky reader will win a Unipak gift pack just by following these simple steps:

  1. Like Mommy Kach Facebook page.
  2. Like Uni-pak Mackerel Facebook page.
  3. Share this post in Facebook with the hastags: #tatakunipak #paknapak #unipak #PaknaPaksaUnipakXMommyKach Giveaway (Should be set to public)
  4. Comment down below your Facebook name and email address.

Pretty easy, right? Giveaway will run until March 20, 2018.Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via FB message/email.

P.S. Open to Philippines residents only.

Good luck momshies! Happy Cooking!

Weekend Market at SM Southmall – Weekend Must Try

Weekend markets have been around for awhile now and we all have our own favorites. I personally like Mercato Central in BGC since it a stone throw away from the office. I can just go over during my break and grab my dinner when I’m on the weekend shift.

Recently, SM Southmall in Las Pinas launched it’s Weekend Market — the biggest in the South. Continue reading