Tuesday, April 30, 2019

John Lloyd Cruz First Endorsement Appearance After 2 Years: Is He Coming Back to the Limelight?

John Lloyd Cruz in Turks
John Lloyd Cruz in Turks Commercial
Photos and videos of matinee idol John Lloyd Cruz have been surfacing after being on hiatus from the showbusiness since 2017.

Cruz, one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and very effective endorser once again proved that his fans are still waiting for his return. In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruz’s, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.

Without any clue in that teaser video, his fans already assumed that it was him in the video. Actress Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million likes.

This Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruz’s sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there’s drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.

The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he’s been living since his hiatus.

According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.

“I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents,” Zenarosa stressed.

The Ang Pagbabalik according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.

Turks Small Pita Doner

“John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu,” Zenarosa explained.

Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himself and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.

Turks Rice Bowl
In  time for the release of Cruz's endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering --- Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50. The Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at P35.

"To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons," Zenarosa stressed.

John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual. 

To watch the full video of "Ang Pagbabalik' visit https://youtu.be/Uh0WwLnIEDQ or watch the video below: 

 You can also watch the video on Turk FB page: official.turks.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Aloha Hotel Manila: Overnight Stay Review

Aloha Hotel Manila

I've always wondered what it's like to stay inside Aloha Hotel because whenever we take Roxas Boulevard, we always pass by this hotel, which has a wonderful location just across the Manila Bay near the Manila Yacht Club, and it even has a Chinese restaurant, Sze Chuan House, at the lobby area. 

We are grateful for Zenrooms.com for giving us an overnight stay to any destination of our choice on their website and when we found out that Aloha Hotel is listed, we decided to grab the chance.  

Friday, April 5, 2019

Where to Celebrate Your Easter Egg Hunt Party 2019

It's that time of the year again! Easter Sunday is fast approaching. Do you have any plans yet?

Last year, we went to Century Park Hotel's Easter Party to celebrate Easter Sunday and it was a blast.  I have searched the internet (mainly Facebook) and I have collected the list of places where you can celebrate Easter Sunday this year. Here they are: 


Event Title: Easter Grand Show (Carnival Theme)
A. Venue Hotel
Veneto Function Hall, 4L A.Venue Suites, The A.Venue Hotel
7829 Salamanca Road, Makati Avenue, Makati City

April 21 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Contact Person: Cindy Dizon
Contact Number: (0917) 432-9953
Young hotel guests will be invited to participate in an eggs-travagant Easter Egg Hunt! Inclusive of Easter egg hunt, party host, magic show, face painting, balloon twisting,loot bags, games, raffle, prizes, snacks, food carts, candy buffet and other fun-filled activities the whole family will enjoy!"
Discount on tickets for early birds for only P800 (instead of P999) for the first 30 buyers only. Cash payment basis, reservations will not be accepted.

I'M Hotel
 April 21 from 12 NN - 3 PM
Prepare to be amazed as we transform our Narra Ballroom into a carnival and safari-themed destination for kids (And kids at heart). Fringe activities such as face painting, tower art, circus acts, and a lot more can be enjoyed during this exclusive one-day event. Access to a buffet and a life-sized candy house filled with sweet treats also included in the ticket. Plus, all kids will bring home a loot bag with tons of freebies and vouchers.

For just P1,200nett/child and P2,000nett/adult, beat the holiday traffic and celebrate with I’M Hotel! Entrance will be free for children aged 2 and below, as long as they are accompanied by their parents or guardians. Book now as tickets are limited! For more information, visit www.imhotel.com. To book and secure your Easter tickets, please email reservations@imhotel.com or call (632) 7557 888.

Makati Shangri-La 
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM

Hop on to a fun-filled day at the indoor park and enjoy egg-citing activities for only PHP 1,500 net per person. This includes arts and crafts, inflatable play area, kids show, interactive games, egg hunt, snack box, goody bag and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For inquiries, call the Events Information Center at 813 8888 loc. 74352 or Restaurant Reservations at 814 2580 or email rric.slm@shangri-la.com

Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by City Garden Grand Hotel Makati
I wasn't able to gather much information from this except for the time and date. 


Conrad Hotel Sunday
April 21, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Join us for a fun and egg-citing afternoon with Pororo™, Dibo™, and friends at the Forbes Ballroom on April 21, with registration starting at 2 p.m. Easter Kiddie Dreamland tickets are priced at Php 2,500 nett per person.

Dress the little ones in their favorite kiddie costumes and take part in the much-awaited Easter Egg Hunt, musical show with Pororo™, Dibo™, and friends!
Highlights and Activities: Face Painting, Paint your own Cookies, Easter Egg Toss, Bunny Bowling, Kiddie Buffet, and more!
Special Easter Package at Brasserie on 3:

Php 3,500 for adults. Php 3,000 for children ages 6 to 12 years. *Inclusive an Easter Kiddie Dreamland ticket and buffet lunch for one person. *Children ages 5 and below dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult at Brasserie on 3. For inquiries, please call 683 3990

Heritage Hotel Manila
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Join the gang to a Beary Happy Easter afternoon filled with fun activities, games, lucky draw, and sumptuous food from Riviera Café.
The event will not be possible without our generous friends from FUN RANCH, TONY & JACKEY, LUCKY ME! BAKED MAC, LUCKY ME! MAC & CHEESE and many more.

Sheraton Hotel
April 21: 12NN - 3PM

Ready, build and hunt!
Let's have a feast and a whole lot of fun this Easter! We have prepared a minefield exploding with a sumptuous lunch buffet at S Kitchen, egg hunt activity at Kids Club, and overflowing games and goodies. 

For reservations, please call us at (02) 902-1800. Price Php2,800 per person

Midas Hotel
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM

Say aloha to your newfound friends from other ohanas at our Tiki-tastic Easter Party!
Then, hula your way to join the most egg-citing Easter egg hunt in town for only Php999 nett (Discounted rate from Php1,500) per person on April 21, from 3 to 5 pm at the Midas Tent!
Get the Midas Easter party package that includes the following:
● Entrance ticket for 1 kid & 1 guardian
● Snacks for kids
● Photo booth
● Surprise giveaways & entertainment
● Activity kit

Solaire ResortSunday, April 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 9 PM

It’s going to be an Easter-rific celebration filled with fun for the whole family!

Enjoy our Ultimate Buffet Series featuring a sumptuous spread of international dishes in a cheery atmosphere inspired by spring.

From a wonderful English garden setting to creative activities, and eggciting surprises, join us for another exceptional experience at Solaire.
Lunch – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Price is at PHP 2,000++ per person

Dinner - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price is at PHP 3,000++ per person

Prices are in PHP, subject to VAT and 10% service charge.
Click on the link below and buy your tickets now!

Okada Manila

Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM

A basketful of activities await you this Easter at PLAY!

Morning session: 9 AM to 1 PM | Registration starts at 8 AM
Afternoon session: 2 PM to 6 PM | Registration starts at 1 PM

• Lets Get Cracking
• Easter Hunt Eggsploration
• Eggs & Crafts Eggsplotion
• Easter Carnival Eggsplotion Program

Easter Day Pass: Php 950 nett per child:
• Get an exclusive PLAY Easter drawstring backpack and a special giant egg that comes with a surprise!
• Access to all activities
• Take home a special Easter cupcake exclusively made for PLAY Easter attendees.
• Relive all the fun memories of Easter and schedule a playdate with a 50% off bounce back voucher at PLAY!

Extra Adult Pass: Php 550 net per adult includes:
• Take home a special Easter cupcake exclusively made for PLAY Easter attendees.
• Relive all the fun memories of Easter and schedule a playdate with a 50% off bounce back voucher at PLAY!


Diamond Hotel Manila
April 21, 2019, Sunday
10AM - 2PM | Diamond Ballroom
Php 1,000 nett per person

It’s a day of fun, games and surprises for guests of all ages with our line-up of exciting Easter activities:

Face Painting, Games, Loot Bags, Musical Entertainment, Photo Booth, Glitter Tattoo, Kids' Salon, Meet and Greet with Easter characters It’s your chance to impress with your best and most creative costume ensemble for a chance to win great prizes. Get a chance to win an APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 at the Grand Raffle Draw! Diamond Indulgence members will get Php 100 off on the Easter Sunday event ticket price, up to a maximum of 4 tickets. Kids aged 2 and below can join the event free of charge.

Ramada Hotel
11AM - 2PM
Price: P1600 1 kid, 1 adult. Php900 addl. adult. Php800 addl. kid

Make Easter an egg-cellent day for the whole family! Kindle our kids imagination and inventiveness with egg-drop experiment with Engineering For Kids, pastry decorating, play booth, and exciting giveways from our Partners! For more details, go to our events page or https://www.ramadamanila.com/egg-cellent-sunday-for-the-whole-family

Bellevue Hotel
April 21: 2PM - 5PM
Once upon a time, King Patrick, ruler of the majestic Bellevue Kingdom, saved the life of Dragon Queen, Denice. On the 21st of April 2019, the Queen will bestow upon the land, magical dragon eggs for the descendants of the noble king. Come forth all ye knights and fair ladies for you shall receive your magical dragon eggs at the Bellevue Easter Chronicles! Collect your tickets for only Php1,350 gold coins online now at https://events.thebellevue.com/ or at The Bellevue Manila’s royal banquet hall, Café D’Asie beginning tomorrow, 9th of March 2019 at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Acacia Hotel
April 21: 11AM - 2PM
Easter Baskets ready? Hop in and join us as we celebrate Easter with your favorite bedtime characters on April 21, 2019 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Price: Php1250 nett
Tickets are now available for online purchase. Please see the link below for more instructions.

That's all I saw on Facebook so far. if you want your establishment be listed, do fill up the contact form at the upper right hand corner of this page or simply email me

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