Christmas Gift Ideas for all at the 2018 Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone

Every year, you promise yourself you won’t wait till the last minute to do your holiday shopping. But once again, Christmas is getting closer and you haven’t even started. Before you enter a crazy shopping frenzy, check out the 2018 Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone. You’ll find everything you need with time to spare, and your gifts will be met with beaming faces.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) celebrates Christmas by bringing top-of-the-line products to our Filipino friends. The Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone will showcase awesome brands and gadgets in time for your Christmas shopping, offering you effortless, first-class shopping for your loved ones.

The event is being held at Glorietta 2-Palm Drive Activity Center in Makati, November 30 – December 2, 2018. It will feature four exciting zones including: ICT and Gaming, Smart Mobility, Smart Home, and Health and Leisure. A total of 38 Taiwanese tech companies will present over 90 premium products. With such variety, you won’t run out of gift ideas!

The ICT and Gaming booth will showcase everything from rigs, consoles, mainframes, and accessories, serving to boost businesses and provide entertainment. TAITRA will also display cutting-edge devices from tech giant ASUSTeK Computer Inc., offering the ROG Zephyrus M laptop powered by 8th Generation Intel®, the industry’s most advanced processor for computers ensuring fast and seamless laptop performance. In addition, ADATA Technology Co. Ltd. will showcase its HD710 Pro, which takes external hard drive durability to the next level. It’s equipped with a triple-layered protective material to ensure it withstands destructive shocks resulting from falling on the floor.

New trends and all-terrain adaptability will take center stage at the smart mobility station. Tern Junni Industries will exhibit military-grade, trailblazing products that are specially designed to conquer rugged conditions, such as the Tern Verge D9. This small-wheeled bike is equipped with a polished quill stem, leather grips, and classic silver crankset that makes it a stylish mobility device. Meanwhile, mall-goers will be able to check out Kymco Philippines Inc.’s Super z 150i’s modern dashboard, hooks, and front and rear box compartments.

TAITRA is also redefining the Filipino household through its lineup of Smart Home devices including Tatung Co.’s detachable cook pots, which have ferro-carbon technology that avoids damage from dust, weight, and heat.

Lastly, the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone will offer its visitors firsthand experience of Taiwan’s health and leisure products. Johnson Health Tech. Phil. Inc.‘s stylish yet functional treadmills – Citta, Elite, and Elliptical – are thoughtfully designed to provide 19 workout programs that include a half-marathon feature. Additionally, Tokuyo Biotech International Co. Ltd.’s sleek and powerful Fancy 2 massage chairs and Departure International Co. Ltd.’s high-impact resistant and lightweight multipurpose luggage will also be on display.

In parallel to the Experience Zone, the three-day activity will also feature fashion shows, dance performances, and stage games. Upon entry, guests will be given an opportunity to join a raffle as well as receive a shopping pass with discounts from tech brands such as Tern, Johnson, Kingmax, Saeko, and Tatung.

Also, watch out for young artists including Darren Espanto, Julie Ann San Jose, and Inigo Pascual who will join us to entertain our crowds, while performances from chorale groups will welcome the spirit of Christmas.

The Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone will celebrate Christmas and provide consumers with a vast array of devices to give their loved ones. Admission is free. For more information, please visit, or like our Taiwan Excellence Facebook page.

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Reviewing A Bin Of Make Up- 2018 Products (Review, Haul, First Impressions)

Thanks for watching this video! I would tag everyone in the video but I cannot bear to rewatch it because it’s 30 minutes long and I don’t have that kind of time. So… e GMT (Google mo, tanga!)

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Issa P.

A Bonne Skin & Underarm Whitening Products & Heel Cream Review + GIVEAWAY!

Thank you so much to A Bonne for sponsoring this video and for generously gifting me with these items that I get to use on myself and giveaway! If you want to get a chance at winning a set of the Milk Power Lightening Lotion, Banana Milk cracked heel cream & Spa Milk Salt, make sure to follow me on Instagram (@issaplease) for more instructions on how to do so!

Here’s more information about the products:


Milk Power Lightening Lotion
P 195.00


Spa Milk Salt
P112.50 (set of two)

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Banana Milk Cracked Heel Cream


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Issa P.

On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink (Mean Girls Tribute)

On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, wasn’t a holiday but it might as well had been. Women and men all over the world paid homage to the movie Mean Girls, which is all know is a totally fetch movie.

Seriously, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you can’t sit with us.

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All puns aside, I decided to play along to the tribute and deck myself out in a pink ensemble because we all know that “On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink.”

It was honestly quite fun to be able to dress up in theme and it was even more fun to see hundred and thousands of people on social media join in on the fun. While I doubt Regina George would have ever let me sit with them in this ensemble, I’m still glad I got to wear something that was pink yet was still a good reflection of who I am and my style.

Obviously I’m not a huge girly- girl but I like the think that I get to be more adventurous with my fashion options that way 😉

Til the next,
Issa P.

International Podcast Day 2018 & My ZeroThreeTwo OOTD

On the day that I represented the Philippines for the second time for International Podcast Day, I wanted to make sure that I represented the Philippines well and in something that I could actually be proud of.

Gone are the days of tacky, neon colored touristy shirts for me- my Zero Three Two t-shirt was a simple, yet catchy homage to our culture. I mean, come on, name one true blue Cebuano who wouldn’t be able to recognize the Veco logo?

While most of the people who were watching the segment from all around the world had no clue of what my shirt mean, ZERO THREE TWO is in fact our local area code while the type face is our local electricity providers logo.

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It was an honor to represent the Philippines again! I hope you enjoyed my session and that it inspired and/ or taught you a little something when it comes to podcasting.

I do intend to return to creating podcasts for everyone but maybe I’ll do it sometime after the wedding. There’s just so much on my plate right now- I know you’ll all understand 🙂

Issa P.

Shangri-La, Cebu Becomes First Garmin Enabled Resort in the World

Once again, Cebu is dominating as it’s luxury resort and spa, Shangri- La Mactan, has partnered with the leader of action and sports tech and gear, Garmin Philippines. Through “Shangri- La Mactan Stories” in house guests now have the opportunity to use Garmin VIRB action cameras, free of charge, to help them capture their experience throughout the hotel through a different point of view.

Whether you’re exploring the beautiful landscapes of the hotel, enjoying the sea life and water activities offered throughout the resort or even exploring the skies via a helicopter ride or parasailing- Shangri- La and Garmin ensure guests that they can relive their greatest memories  through the use of their top of the line equipment.

As a way to encourage visitors to showcase their works of art on social media platforms, Shangri- La will also be launching a “Shangri-La Mactan Stories Awards” wherein they will be awarding the best entries under the three main categories” Inspirational, Action and Out of the Box.

Prizes for this include: Accommodations at Shangri-La Tokyo, Paris & Maldives including airfare on a premium carrier, island holidays and Garmin cameras.

Can’t wait to make a reservation? Contact Shangri-La Mactan at (032) 231 0288 or email

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Sea you soon,
Issa P.

Cebu Fashion Bloggers Celebrates with Shangrila, Mactan

I’ve been extremely blessed to have surrounded myself with a good bunch of friends throughout my blogging career. While I started blogging way back in 2004, it wasn’t until sometime in 2012 that I actually started taking blogging seriously and in a more “professional” direction. I quickly joined Cebu Fashion Bloggers after going more public and I’ve been a member since.

Many, many years later here we are still celebrating our friendship and what a lovely celebration it was having Shangrila make the occasion more momentous!

It was indeed a night filled with fashion, laughter, great ambiance and amazing food as the city’s top hotel & resort graced us with miles of freshly caught and lavishly prepared seafood. Not to mention, the set up that the staff had prepared for us truly whisked us away and left us enchanted- it was as if we were in a completely different city!

Thank you Cebu Fashion Bloggers for many wonderful years of events, friendship and adventures & thank you Shangrila for creating the perfect backdrop for a wonderful night that we will all truly remember!

For bookings, reservations & inquiries- find Shangrila’s contact details here.

Issa P.

I’m Back

It’s been a weird couple of months having fully been submersed in H&S business. I’m still adjusting to running a business and not wanting to let anyone, yet alone myself, down but at the same time- I can’t help but miss the things I often have to sacrifice. It’s embarrassing to admit that I’m talking about creating content but God I love it so much- even writing here is exhilarating!

I think more than anything, I just like having a physical outlet for my thoughts.

More than that, I’ve been extremely passionate about creating content that will help educate the general public. I don’t know if it will ever pick up or if anyone really likes it but if I’ve stuck by doing all the stupid shit I do online, why should something I truly believe in be any different, right?

There’s a lot of superficialities going on in what i used to consider “my space” right now and I hate it. Maybe because I’m getting older and I could care less about disbanding of gangs , what’s inside people’s bags and what they put on their face. I’m not for everybody and it’s tough. Sometimes I wish for a little bit more payoff from the work I’ve put in but I try to remind myself that I don’t really work THAT hard. 😂 not for the vlog and blog, at least. Let’s be honest. But I’ll try harder.

Maybe that’s why I’ve been in a “rut” lately because I’m not creating content and I can’t create because I’m in a rut and I refuse to try harder. It’s all so confusing right now.

Side note: we still have a wedding to plan and less than 6 months to plan it.

Holy fucking shit. And I still can’t decide on our invitations.

Ok. Now I’m starting to worry 😂

Bye content, I gotta get married first!