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Meeting New Friends During Korean Boy Band Axis B Mall Tour in the Philippines

Karen and Liv of Demure Sweetie | Thank you, Liv for the photo.

I would like to share a very short post for today. It's about my experience at the Mall Tour of Axis B here in the Philippines. The only thing that I want to share is about the opportunity to meet new friends. It was only memorable because of the people I met at that time and the lessons I learned from it.





Obviously, I had fun during the activity. I like the music of Axis B. The Korean boy band showed the audience their talent and it was awesome. For all of you, I'd like also to share my video about this event. I met other bloggers and I'm really looking forward to meet them again.



Lastly, you can check my videos about the event in my YouTube Channel. Have a great day!

Black Vintage Jacket at Venice GrandCanal Mall in Taguig Philippines

Shopping at my favorite second-hand stores is my way of searching for a unique item that I can use once in a while. It's like finding a styling piece that doesn't exist in shopping districts near at home and that's perfect for my favorite pair of Topshop Flint Lace Up Shoes.







There was a time that I searched for a vintage jacket that is not too heavy for me, something that is well-designed but is made of light materials. The fabric must be soft, silky and pretty. Fortunately, I immediately found one last week. In this photo shoot, I try to be more mindful of the retro look by wearing a pink houndstooth skirt and blue undershirt to make way for the black vintage jacket ornamented with tassels sewn to perfection. I finished off the look with a pair of black Flint Topshop shoes. It was just a simple outfit but it really helped me celebrate Valentine's Day in style at Venice GrandCanal Mall in McKinley Hills in Taguig.


Don't Speak Good. Speak Well! The Nosebleed Edition Book

These days, speaking and writing the English language well is very essential. It will help you get the best jobs in town. It will help you enrich your career, too. It's essential if you have passion in writing and public speaking. Since it's a universal language, you'll always find it helpful to master speaking and writing English well especially if you're climbing the ladder of success.

There are people who aren't really good in speaking English, but learned to do so because they chose to study it by heart. Personally, it's not my native language so my efforts in studying it is obvious. It's also helpful to find training materials online. However, it's even better to buy a book about speaking and writing the English language well. What do you think?


It's so nice to speak English perfectly, but there are times that it's not really possible. Based on my observation, it's important to speak it always no matter where you are. To make it perfect, constant practice is key. It's also true that developing a habit of watching movies with English language is useful.

For those who only learned such language in school, it's not easy to do. There's a need for more practice speaking English to speak it well. Luckily, we have tons of way to learn to speak English well. There are countless training materials out there. We are just looking for the most effective one, given that we are so busy with a lot of things.

One of the best ways to learn to speak English well is to read and study the best-selling book, Don't Speak Good. Speak Well! The Nosebleed Edition. I have secured a copy of the book and it's really helpful especially in my quest to perfect my English grammar, conversational English skills and pronunciation.

Here are the things that you will love about the book.

1. It's a pocket-size edition. This is a piece of work that will be your companion at work and in attending school activities so you can study the English language. It's not heavy so I can put it in my bag all the time. Such a convenient way to study speaking and writing in English language.

2. It's easy to use. Since the book is so well-written, you'll have a handy guide to bring wherever you may go. It's concise and direct with many examples that you can study. Obviously, you can master the English language through this book. You can always start with the basic strategies.

3. It's complete for your study. The book is composed of 115 pages and three parts. The first part is about Rules of Grammar. From Parts to Speech to Active and Passive Voice, you'll have it all. It's a concise way of having a quick review of English grammar. The second part is Expressions and Conversation Strategies. You'll learn how to show empathy through your words and to listen with interest verbally and non-verbally.

4. It's affordable. The book is not expensive. For less than P600.00 or even lower than that, you'll have a copy of the book. You can't find a handy and affordable piece anywhere that are complete with information needed to learn in speaking English properly.

I'm so happy that I have a copy of this book. My favorite part of the book is the Rules of Grammar. I can't just perfect it so I need to study more of it. I'm a writer so it's really important to make it a habit to be grammar-conscious. Aside from that, I want to get high grades in examinations given during job application.

I'm also inspired with the Sounds of English since I have a regional accent. Every time I speak English, it's always noticeable. Even if I try to speak properly, there are times that you can still hear me speaking with my regional accent. Not cool! So I really need this book.

If you want to know more about the book, you can check their Facebook Page. I've also featured this on my YouTube Channel so you'll feel the passion of learning the art of speaking and writing in English.


UPDATE: Options To Buy The Book

A. Order via our website: 

1. Choose how many book to order: http://americanenglish.ph/product/dont-speak-good-speak-well-the-nosebleed-edition/

2. Follow the payment instruction. He/She can pay via paypal or credit card.

3. Once the payment has been verified, we will deliver the book to the given address.

B. Order directly to our office:

1. Call us at (+632) 889-1101 / (+632) 885-0268

2. Give us his/her address.

3. Send us the payment

4. Once the payment has been verified, we will deliver the book to the given address.

C. Visit us or buy directly in our Makati Office

1. Address: Unit 1705, Antel Corporate Center 121 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227, Philippines.


What are your aspirations in speaking English well? Let me know in the comments below or in my Facebook Page so we can talk about it.

Korean Pop Group AxisB LIVE on February 2017

AxB Entertainment, in partnership with UP Otakufest, HanRy Events & Productions, Hallyu Wave Music Productions, and Dakbayan sa KPop, is proud to present AxisB's First Philippine Promotional Tour from February 14 to March 5, 2017 in five (5) Philippine cities – Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo and Davao.

Filipino K-Pop fans will surely be in for an unforgettable Valentine’s date with K-Pop stars as AxisB takes center stage through various mall shows and fan meetings throughout the Philippines!


AxisB is a five-member Korean pop boy group under AxB Entertainment. The group debuted in South Korea on September 28, 2016 with their first digital single Curious and has consecutively staged two promotional tours in Japan after debut. Prior to their debut, they have already garnered the attention of international fans as they shared the stage with senior KPop groups VIXX and INFINITE at the Baidu Nuomi Music Festival in Nanjing, China in July 2016.

As AxisB desires to reach a wider audience, connect with more Filipino KPop fans and make memorable moments with them, AxB Entertainment has decided to stage their first promotional tour in various key cities in the Philippines. Fans should not miss this chance to experience AxisB's refreshing and unique music style, and get up close and personal with members Junghoon, Daeyoung, Doah, Juno and Honey. Attendees will have the privilege to watch them perform their hit songs from their second single album Be My Love for the first time in the Philippines.

AxisB's schedules in the five cities are as follows: February 14-17 (Manila), February 18-19 (Cebu), February 24-25 (Bacolod), February 26 (Iloilo) and March 3-4 (Davao).  For more information on AxisB's mall shows and fan meetings, visit the AxisB Official Facebook page at facebook.com/AxisB.official or e-mail axisbofficial.ph@gmail.com.

The AxisB First Philippine Promotional Tour is made possible through the generous support of event partners Oomph! Radio 105.1 Cebu, Oomph Radio 97.1 Davao, K-Pub BBQ, Robinsons Land Corporation, migme, HelloKpop, Demure Sweetie, Astig.ph, Wazzup Pilipinas, The Kitchen Mom by Dhess, Prelel Dares to Dream, This Girl Does It All, Karen Ezine, and Chasing Curious Alice.

Featuring Axis B Philippine Tour 2017

I'm so excited to attend the press conference for AxisB next week. I'm a K-pop fan and this will one of those events that I'll attend in support of my favorite Korean artists.


The AxB Entertainment, in partnership with UP Otakufest, HanRy Events & Productions, Hallyu Wave Music Productions, and Dakbayan sa KPop, is happy to present the First Philippine Promotional Tour of AxisB from February 14 to March 5, 2017 in five (5) Philippine cities – Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo and Davao.

AxisB is a five-member Korean pop boy group under AxB Entertainment. The group was presented to the public in South Korea on September 28, 2016 with their first digital single Curious and has consecutively staged two promotional tours in Japan after debut. Before their debut, they have already garnered the attention of international fans as they shared the stage with senior KPop groups VIXX and INFINITE at the Baidu Nuomi Music Festival in Nanjing, China in July, 2016.

AxB Entertainment has decided to stage their first promotional tour in various key cities in the Philippines since it is the desire of AxisB to reach a wider audience, connect with more Filipino KPop fans and make memorable moments with them.

Obviously, fans should not miss this chance to experience AxisB's refreshing and unique music style, and get up close and personal with members Junghoon, Daeyoung, Doah, Juno and Honey. The attendees will have the privilege to watch them perform their hit songs from their second single album Be My Love for the first time in the Philippines.

For more information on AxisB's mall shows and fan meetings, visit the AxisB Official Facebook page at AxisB.Official Facebook.

La Taqueria Amiga Mia Restaurant at Scout Castor Street Near Tomas Morato Quezon City

I've heard about La Taqueria Amiga Mia Restaurant before and I'm really hoping to try dining in this place. So when I got a chance last week, I didn't hesitate to try their Mexican dishes. I saw their restaurant when I was traveling to stay at Meranti Hotel so I dropped by their place after resting for a while.


I really like their Meat, Cheese & Salsa Quesadilla since it's not too salty and it's perfect with the homemade avocado ice cream that I ordered in the restaurant. Someone so friendly shared with me tales about the restaurant so I really had a good time dining in the said place. He said that Burrito is a bestseller and so I'm planning to try it next time.


I'm so happy that La Taqueria Amiga Mia Restaurant, which is located at Scout Castor Street Near Tomas Morato Quezon City, is so affordable. No wonder it's known to be a Mexican neighborhood dining place that offers huge and budget-friendly dishes.



Obviously, it's just a small restaurant but I was comfortable dining there. The staff showed off top-notch customer service. One of them obliged to take one of my photos even if he's busy preparing for my order. 

All in all, I had a pleasant time at La Taqueria Amiga Mia Restaurant and I only have to pay less than P600.00 for everything that I ordered there.

Delightful Staycation at Meranti Hotel in Quezon City Philippines

Named after a tree locally known as Mahogany, Meranti is a boutique hotel that is located in Quezon City, Philippines. It has been designated as a symbol of heritage and nurturing and such is a place - a shelter that's perfect for every hardworking individuals. It is part of Max's Group Inc. so you'll always see it as a well-built staycation destination for every guest who prefers to stay near the metro.

If you remember my second post about this place, it's a more detailed description of the hotel, sharing the top 10 reasons to stay at Meranti Hotel, I had a chance to really prove that what I posted here was truly inspiring.


The types of room at Meranti Hotel are:

53 Standard Room [30 sqm]
5 De Luxe Room [35 sqm]
2 Junior Suite [65 sqm]
1 Presidential Suite [65 sqm]


I'm so lucky they said yes when I asked one of them to take photos of me before going outside to dine at a Mexican Restaurant.

Standard Room


Meranti Deck

Spacious Lobby

Dining | Maple at Meranti









I had a delightful stay at Meranti Hotel. It was so peaceful and very memorable. I had a sumptuous breakfast. The blackened chicken that I ordered for dinner was delectable. I had an opportunity to sleep longer to rest from my day-to-day activities. Obviously, it's still part of work but I made sure that my priority is to unwind and relax.

If you're looking for a place to have a fantastic staycation, you can try staying at Meranti Hotel. The staff really helped me in creating my video for the staycation and took photos of me while staying there. I'm really grateful. That means I experienced a top-notch customer service that's really memorable.

Three Ways To Stay Cool Despite Challenges In Life

I'm not good in facing challenges but I'm proactive in looking for ways to deal with it properly. For years of reading self-help books, I've been contemplating about listing top three ways to stay cool despite the setbacks in life. Are you ready? Let's talk about this.

1. Take comfort by eating your favorite snacks.

There's no way to control all things but you have a way to lessen the damage. Don't forget that stress affect your way of thinking, your health and other essential elements of success. Obviously, you will do everything to balance everything without spending too much time, energy and resources. The best way to deal with stressful moments in your life is to eat your favorite snacks. I love pasta dishes and it's always my choice when I want to relax for a while and dine with my loved ones.


2. Listen to your favorite songs.

Always remember that music is important if you want to stay relaxed all the time. It's a natural painkiller and it's useful for you to forget sad things that happened in your life. No wonder people want to learn playing the guitar and visit the guitar store for a musical instrument that will be a tool to combat stress. It's also a hobby that will help you learn new things by being passionate about art through music.
To heal a broken heart, I listen to my favorite song each time I remember what happened, and I didn't stop doing it until I already forgiven the person who did it against me.

3. Go out with friends.

I know that you can't be with your friends all the time. They're busy with their lives and you need to consider it. That's why you're lucky if you have found true friends that will be with you through good times and bad times. They'll be your guide in making decisions in life, aside from listening to members of your family. Just don't forget to go out with your friends from time to time. As a suggestion, you and your friends can visit places that have remarkable natural landscape for you to refresh and be invigorated to face life again. Lastly, don't forget to pray.