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It’s a long and difficult trek to career success. The road is marked with hits and misses, gains and losses, achievements to celebrate, and mistakes to learn from. But with persistence and drive, you’ll get to where you want to be—whether it’s the CEO post, a seat at the boardroom, or simply an executive room with a view.

While working to achieve your ultimate aspiration, however, it helps to look the part of a driven young professional: well-groomed, appropriately dressed, and with a taste for classy leather accessories. Leather, after all, has always been associated with status and achievement. And wearing leather accessories suggests empowerment and stability because authentic leather is known to last through the years.

Make your mark in the corporate world with a McJim Classic Leather bag, the accessory that helps you project class, competence, and professionalism.

McJim Classic Leather’s long black wallet is a good choice for the mobile young gentleman who values authenticity and organizational skills.

Style and function—two elements that mark a McJim Classic Leather bag—help define a successful professional.

Look smart and confident in your tee and jeans ensemble, stylishly accessorized with a McJim Classic leather body bag. 

To make leather work for you, look to McJim Classic, a trusted and reliable brand for leather accessories. Through the years, McJim has offered a wide selection of high-quality real leather accessories for the classy gentleman, such as:

Leather wallets

A must-have accessory for any man is an authentic leather wallet that is crafted to last for years and comes in various styles that spell utility and function.

Leather bags

An accessory a young professional should never be without is a classy leather bag that functions well in any work environment. McJim Classic Leather suggests choosing one from its collection of sturdy and stylish leather bags: shoulder bag, body bag or gadget bag.

Leather belts

McJim Classic Leather offers high-quality authentic leather belts with unique metal buckles. These come in different colors and designs—basic dark brown, basic modernist black, and reversible minimalist—that complement a gentleman’s work ensembles, both casual and formal.

For a long time now, McJim Classic Leather has been the trusted and recognized brand for making leather goods of superior quality and classy design. To project success and confidence, choose only the best leather accessories from McJim Classic Leather.

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Many young graduates dream of working in the corporate setting to gain experience and hone the skills they need to flourish in their chosen careers. However, with legions of job applicants on the lookout for the best options, being good at what you do is simply not enough. So what else can fresh graduates do to stand out and make a good impression?


Dressing for the workplace and good grooming will help, to begin with. Nothing trumps looking clean and neat and wearing appropriate office attire to enhance your image.

But do you know that using the right accessories is what gives you the confidence boost you need? To achieve the professional look that helps get the job, you need McJim Classic Leather, a brand responsible for crafting high-quality leather goods like bags, belts, and wallets. These stylish and functional accessories will add elegance to your attire, making you look like the best candidate for the post you want.

Complete your professional look with a stylish and functional McJim Classic Leather belt.

A McJim Classic Leather bag is every new graduate’s go-to accessory as he launches his career in the corporate arena.

A McJim Classic Leather executive bag exudes a classy corporate vibe as you go from office to client meetings.

Every young professional could use the style and flair of a McJim classic leather belt.

To wrap up your corporate look, choose from McJim Classic Leather’s line of stylish belts that come in various colors and designs: basic dark brown, basic modernist black, and reversible minimalist. Each design comes with distinctive looking and strong metal buckles.

Another essential leather accessory that all professionals need is the wallet. McJim offers two different styles for making a lasting impression: the leather wallet and the canvas wallet. Invest in one that is made to last for years and serve you in your career journey.

Finally, as a staple accessory in every young professional’s wardrobe, a sturdy leather bag is both smart and functional. New graduates can opt for a shoulder bag, a body bag, or a gadget bag.

For more than 40 years now, McJim Classic Leather has been recognized as a brand that produces leather goods of unquestionable quality. Make a good and lasting impression in the corporate world with McJim leather accessories, and attain the success you desire.

You can shop select McJim Classic Leather products at https://mcjim.shop-ph.com

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The home of the best chicken barbecue, The Aristocrat, opens their 16th branch at North Towers, SM North!

When I got an invite to the opening of The Aristocrat in the newly opened North Towers in SM North, I didn’t miss the chance to attend because the last time I had their Chicken Barbecue was 12years ago when I was in college.

As expected, their best seller, 3pcs. Chicken Barbecue w/ Java Rice and Java Sauce did not disappoint! It took me back to my childhood with each bite.

Trice ordered the Pork Spareribs Barbecue served with signature Java rice, Java sauce and atchara.

One of the best ways to enjoy a filipino dish is to match it with pancit, so we ordered Pancit Canton - homemade egg noodles with stir-fried meat, shrimp and vegetables.

Aristocrat Lumpiang Shanghai is a must-order dish when dining at The Aristocrat. These deep fried spring rolls, filled with pork, shrimp and vegetables, served with sweet and sour saice and homemade atchara will sure to complete your dining experience.

There is still a lot of pinoy dishes I haven’t tried at The Aristocrat, which is why I’m glad that they opened a branch at North Towers, SM North! I know where to go every time I’m in the area!

So, what are your favorites in The Aristocrat?

For updates, LIKE The Aristocrat Restaurant Facebook Page.

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We all love to shop, but the Christmas rush can take the fun right out of it. After all, squeezing through a crowded mall for a pair of socks doesn’t seem like the smartest way to do your gift shopping.

This is the time when online shopping really proves its worth: no lines, no crowds, and no closing hours. And that’s not even the best part—thanks to cashback platforms like ShopBack, every gift you buy gets you a gift in return!

The smartest online shopping hack
Ever heard of cashback? That’s when you earn back a portion of every peso you spend. It’s a brilliant way to save on purchases, and is probably the best thing to ever happen to online shopping.

With ShopBack, you can earn as much as 25% cashback on every amount you spend. This is nothing like the “reward points” from conventional reward programs—you gain real cash, deposited straight to your bank account.

All you have to do is shop through the ShopBack platform. First, you must create an account via www.shopback.ph (you can also download the smartphone app or install the browser extension).

After you register, you can browse through ShopBack’s partner stores. There are hundreds spread across all categories, including popular stores like Shopee, Zalora, Lazada, Booking.com, Foodpanda, Traveloka, Honestbee, and more.

Once you select a merchant, ShopBack will display details such as cashback rates, coupons, and all available promos for that particular merchant. Just click on “Shop Now” to be redirected to the merchant’s website. Use that tab and shop as you usually would. It’s that simple!

Get ready for the biggest year-end sale events!
The most avid shoppers would do well to check for new deals that come in every day. But for the biggest rewards, hold on a bit for the 12/12 Online Fever—the most exciting ShopBack sale, happening on December 12, 2018. 12/12 Online Fever is the grandest sale before Christmas, and definitely the most rewarding in the whole year. Also, be on the lookout for delightful last-minute holiday deals on ShopBack’s Christmas-New Yearsale event from December 17 to January 3. It’s the smart way to get into the gift-giving spirit of the season!

Skip the dizzying crowds and dreadful traffic. Beat the holiday rush by shopping online, and make it more rewarding by doing it through ShopBack. It’s not just convenient—it really is the smarter way to shop.

About ShopBack
ShopBack is a cashback reward program that offers rebates and deal vouchers for over 1,500 brands all over the world. The platform provides a smarter way to shop for over 6 million members across the Asia-Pacific region and has awarded more than USD25 million in cash rewards to date. For more info, visit www.ShopBack.ph, install the browser extension, and/or download the ShopBack app for iOS and Android devices.  

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I don’t know about you but whenever I have plans of booking a trip, AirAsia is always on top of my mind.

Recently, AirAsia celebrates its 10th year of being the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline by Skytrax, giving us more reasons to fly with them by offering promos from July 23-29 – travel period is from February 1 to August 13, 2019. Perfect time to plan and prepare for trips next year!

What I like about AirAsia is that there are lots of varieties of routes so it is easier to travel anywhere.


If you haven’t been to a lot of places here in the Philippines, now is the time to grab the chance!

So what are you waiting for? Visit www.airasia.com and check out AirAsia’s Flight Promotions for the list of fares per destination. If I were you, you should book now!

Booking Period: July 23-29, 2018
Travel Period: February 1-August 13, 2019

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Since my unboxing of the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus few weeks ago, I’ve been using it as my work phone for managing the social media account of BLK 513 and playing some of my favorite games. 

Here are the things I love about this smartphone:

1. Battery Life

Unlike most smartphones, the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus’ 4,130mAh is perfect for heavy users. It is also the first Battery King with Full-view FHD+, making it the right phone for those who love to binge-watch while on the go.

2. Camera

If being the Battery King wasn’t enough, its camera also gives more reason to love this smartphone. Since I also love to travel, it’s easier to capture the entirety of the picture with its 16MP + 8MP 120-degree rear dual camera. And if you love taking selfies, it also comes with 8MP front camera with beautification mode for fresh looks. I can’t wait to bring it to my trip to Tacloban next week!

3. Reverse Charging

Having two phones is not a problem with ASUS Zenfone Max Plus because it can also act as a powerbank when your other phone needs an extra juice. It includes a male microUSB to female USB dongle in the package.

4. Performance

Whenever I want to take a break from work, I also play games such as Mobile Legends and Lineage 2: Revolution. I haven’t experienced any lag in Mobile Legends, however, in Lineage 2: Revolution, since it demands high graphics, I experienced some minimal lag but still possible to play in low settings. Multitasking or switching between apps isn’t a problem as well because of its 4GB RAM.

5. Facial Recognition

The facial recognition feature is helpful whenever I want to unlock the phone faster.

Overall, it packs everything you need in a smartphone at a reasonable price of Php9,999.

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus Specs:

• 5.7inch FHD+ IPS display (2160x1080), 424ppi
• Front 2.5D curved glass display
• 1.5Ghz Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T
• ARM Mali-T860 GPU
• LPDDR3 4GB RAM
• 16MP+8MP f/2.4 Wide-angle Rear Dual Camera w/ LED flash
• 8MP front camera
• 4G LTE
• Dual SIM/Dual standby
• 32GB Internal Storage
• Supports up to 256GB MicroSD card
• GPS. A-GPS
• Rear Fingerprint Scanner
• Android 7.0 Nougat (ASUS ZenUI 4.0)
• 4,130mAh battery w/ Fast Charging
• FM Radio
• SRP: Php9,995

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Since I needed another phone for work, I decided to get an ASUS Zenfone Max Plus because of its long battery life. Here’s a quick unboxing.

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus is the first “Battery King” with 5.7-inch full view 18:9 FHD+ and high-capacity 4130mAh battery with advanced power management.

The full view 5.7-inch Full HD (2160x1080) resolution makes editing photos easier.

The package includes: jelly case, sim ejector, manual, earphones, wall charger and micro USB cable.

Compared to previous ASUS Zenfone 4 Max, the fingerprint scanner is at the back of the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus.

The volume rockers and power button are on the right side, while the dual SIM and microSD card slot tray are at the left side of the phone.

Aside from its big battery capacity, it is also packed with 16MP+8MP 120° rear dual camera, equipped with the wide, F2.0 aperture lens to capture clearer photos.

With this “Battery King” smartphone, you don’t have to worry when you want to play games and stream longer videos. Standby time can take up to 26 days and up to 21hours Wi-Fi browsing!

I’ll post in-depth review after a week. Let’s see how ASUS Zenfone Max Plus can do.

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus Specs:

  • 5.7inch FHD+ IPS display (2160x1080), 424ppi
  • Front 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.5Ghz Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T
  • ARM Mali-T860 GPU
  • LPDDR3 4GB RAM
  • 16MP+8MP f/2.4 Wide-angle Rear Dual Camera w/ LED flash
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM/Dual standby
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Supports up to 256GB MicroSD card
  • GPS. A-GPS
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (ASUS ZenUI 4.0)
  • 4,130mAh battery w/ Fast Charging
  • FM Radio
  • SRP: Php9,995
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Considering that I’m always on the go and I’m a burger lover, burgers are my on-the-go food because it is easier to eat even when I’m driving or working in front of my laptop. So, last week, I made sure that I wouldn’t miss the chance to get the first dibs when Tokyo Tokyo launched their new Signature Burger Series.

How can anyone not love a Japanese inspired burgers when they have exciting flavors and textures, and are made of premium and luxury ingredients? Whether you are looking for a unique and thrilling way to enjoy an all-time favorite snack or you are craving for a twist to a signature dish, Tokyo Tokyo has got your back!

My favorite is the Mozza Furai Burger (P195)!

Made from 100% locally raised wagyu beef patty, sriracha sauce, sliced cheddar cheese and the gooeyness of mozzarella patty coated in a cheese-flavored batter and Japanese crumbs is just perfect!

On the other hand, if you are into chicken burgers, you’ll love the Chicken Teriyaki Burger (P175), which is made from Chicken Teriyaki fillet layered with Japanese mayo, a bed of lettuce and slices of decadent cream cheese!

If these weren’t enough, you can always indulge with the Rising Sun Wagyu Burger (P175), the wagyu wake-up call served with egg, onion rings drizzled with teriyaki sauce, complemented with sliced cheese, sriracha sauce in a soft brioche bun.

Try something new and exciting! Visit your nearest Tokyo Tokyo branch to experience the Signature Burger Series.

Follow Tokyo Tokyo Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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One of the best things about being a freelancer is that I get to work wherever I want, and because I somehow become more productive when drinking coffee or tea, I commonly work outside, which leads me to having my favorite go-to place: Serenitea.

What I like about Serenitea is that it offers a wide range of milk tea variance to choose from and there snacks are available to go with it! Because of this, I decided to make a list of my top 10 favorite Serenitea drinks:

1. Hong Kong Milk Tea

Serenitea’s Hong Kong Milk tea tastes authentic similar with that I had when Trice and I went to Hong Kong. They are using the same milk as the one being used in Hong Kong.

2. Green Tea Slush

This house blend matcha is perfect to beat the summer’s heat.

3. Cocoa Cookies & Cream

My kind-of-drink when I want something chocolatey.

4. Okinawa Milk Tea w/ Pudding

Okinawa Milk Tea was my all time favorite before Serenitea launched Hong Kong Milk Tea. It is best with Pudding!

5. Taro Lover

This creamy ube yam flavored drink is indeed for Taro Lover. It is milky and not too sweet, making it my alternative drink when I don’t feel like having an ordinary milk tea taste.

6. Hokkaido

If you want something rich and creamy in taste, this one is for you.

7. Yakult Green Apple

This drink would be my alternative when I’m craving for lemonade.

8. Okinawa Espresso

Did I mention that I love coffee and tea? I like the perfect balance of Espresso and Okinawa Milk Tea.

9. Cranberry Black tea

I’m not a fan of Cranberries but this one is an exemption. It is fruity without being sweet.

10. Choco Strawberry Frost

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, then you’ll love this iced chocolate with a hint of toffee caramel topped with Strawberry frost.

This is it for now! I still have more Serenitea drinks to try!  How about you? What are your favorites?

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The Philippines aside, if there’s one country I can never get enough of, that is Hong Kong. Located just over two hours away from Manila, this world-class destination offers so much for travelers of every age and kind—from sightseeing junkies to culture freaks, the casual business jetsetter and even culinary aficionados.

It’s one of those places that just never fails to amaze. Every street, every nook and cranny seems filled with character and stories to tell. It’s a destination that perfectly espouses the old and new; culture, tradition and technology; east and west.

Anyone who’s been to Hong Kong will have a reason to keep coming back. Here are mine:

1. The Food.

Hong Kong food is literally a combination of both east and west influences. It is primarily traditional Cantonese, but for those who really take time to learn and explore the country’s cuisines, the American, British and even French influences are very evident. I mean, what other Asian country has street vendors selling French Toast?

The flavors of Hong Kong alone make it a true world-class destination. Oh! And while we’re on the subject, never forget to try Temple Street’s chili crabs.

2. The Mass Transport.

Hong Kong is one of those country that makes commuting such a joy. Their trains and buses are always on time and all interconnected—making them really efficient. Getting from one point to another cannot be easier in this country. And the best part? They’re all very easy to use too, even for non-Cantonese or Mandarin speakers.

3. The Architecture.

Yes, Hong Kong has a housing problem. It’s literally the most expensive place on Earth when it comes to real estate. But looking past that, and focusing on the character of the country, you’ll be amazed at the aesthetics it offers. Like I mentioned, old and new, east and west, all breathing and living side by side. One moment, you’re faced with magnificent modern skyscrapers in Central, next you’ll be greeted by colorfully beautiful structures of Quarry Bay and Wong Tai Sin.

4. Access to Nature.

It’s easy to think that a country as modern as Hong Kong would have very little greenery and clean, blue waters. But this cannot be more untrue. Escaping the urban jungle to spend a bit of time with mother nature literally takes minutes here. There are several options for hiking and swimming. And they all offer varying but equally amazing experiences. You can even go and see a waterfall.

5. The Sights.

And I don’t just mean the view from Victoria Peak, which by the way is amazing especially at sunset. I also mean the streets. I can’t stop raving about the streets of Hong Kong. They are so filled with life and character, any time of the day. Street art is everywhere. And for those areas without these, the inherent aesthetics of a Chinese country will more than suffice. Believe me when I say that almost every inch of this country is IG-worthy.

Sharing tales and experiences about my travels is one of the primary reasons why I blog, especially so when I share stories about world-class destinations.

Wish you could have your own world-class travel stories to tell? Well, now you can! Thanks to Goya! They are currently running a promo that will give four lucky winners (and their chosen plus one) the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore a destination of their own choosing for free!

Joining is so easy. Just follow the instructions below.

1. Like the Goya Chocolates Facebook Page
2. Go to your Facebook Profile and tap on your Profile Pic.
3. From the options tab, select Add Frame.
4. Go to Frames From Pages You Like section and select the frame from Goya Chocolates.
5. Click Use. Remember to use this as a profile photo for a whole week to make your entry valid.
6. Take a screenshot of your World-Class Profile and PM it to Goya Chocolates Page together with your Name, Address, and Mobile No.

One (1) frame with minimum one week use = One (1) Raffle Entry.

With Goya’s “Get a Taste of World Class” Promo, not only do chocoholics get to enjoy the taste of world-class chocolates, they also get the chance to win that dream trip to these destinations. Best of all, joining it is so easy! The Goya “Get a Taste of World Class Promo” runs from January 18 to February 28, 2018.

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