David & Rachel Grand Opening of Bridal Boutique

Oct 31, 2012

Premier wedding supplier and emerging Entrepreneur Ms. Rachel Raypon officially opened to Dabawenyos its new strategic location of David & Rachel Bridal Boutique last October 28,2012 at the heart of Metro Davao in  151-A Bonifacio Street, Davao City (beside Diding Lopez Salon).

The event was graced by the presence of the Davao City Councelor Bernard Al-ag and family, who serve as the Guest of Honor. The highlight of the event was the showcasing of the high-end collections of Metro Davao’s young, promising and Multi-awarded Fashion Designer Kenny Ladaga, in-house designer, Grand Winner Sagala 2012 and Grand Winner Moda Mindanao 2012.

David & Rachel Bridal Boutique proudly deliver made to order Bridal Gowns and Entourage,  made to order casual, suit and evening wear, Men’s Formal Wear, Corporate Uniform and rental gowns for any occasions and showcasing new collections of fashion designer Kenny Ladaga.  

This new location will make it easier for clients in Davao to secure superior, high-quality made to order dresses for any occasions.

To know more and get 20% discounts on Bridal Packages at David & Rachel boutique then visit their new place.

David & Rachel Boutique
151-A Bonifacio St. Davao City
09186961453 – 09432764610
(082) 282-0541

BLIMS Furniture opens Davao Branch

Oct 27, 2012

Premier furniture retailer BLIMS Fine Furniture made its debut in Mindanao with the Grand Launching of its Davao outlet yesterday, October 26,2012. The  Davao branch is located at the 3rd floor of Abreeza Ayala Mall, along J.P.Laurel Avenue, Davao City.

BLIMS Fine Furniture business development manager Sam Gregory Lim said the Davao branch is the first of several stores the company will put up in Mindanao starting this year.

The premier source of top of the line furniture pieces and accessories designed to exude elegance, luxury and distinction, BLIMS has been in the furniture retail business for over 35 years. It takes pride in having a wide selection of internationally-acclaimed products that perfectly complement a healthy and elegant lifestyle.
from L-R  MyHome EICJie Pambit, Samie Lim and son Sam Gregory Lim

We have the world's best-selling recliner - La-Z-Boy, the innovative designs of Cellini Furniture, and the stylish pieces of Maestro sofa, and we continue to search for products to include in our ever growing portfolio of global furniture brands that will be made available to Filipino-Lim emphasized.

Lim said the Abreeza branch, which is BLIMS' 16th showroom in the Philippines, is strategic because of its high-end market, adding that with BLIMS bringing in luxury and high-end furniture to Davao, this will make it easier for customers in Mindanao to secure superior, high quality pieces for their homes or businesses.

High-end furniture is hard to find, especially if you are not living in Metro Manila. To get your dream sofa or La-Z-Boy recliner, you really have to get a good designer who can customize it for you. Fortunately, Davao customers with exquisite tastes need not to scour the entire Mindanao or import items from Metro Manila just to get luxurious furniture," Lim explained.

BLIMS has been the gold standard in fine ready-made furniture, rightfully so since the company began the ready-made furniture craze in 1977 when BLIMS opened its first showroom in Makati City.

We are not just a furniture shop, we are defining and selling lifestyles, whether you are a bacjelor or newly married or a family man, you'll find something in BLIMS," he said.

Before BLIMS, Lim said, nobody really thought of selling ready-made quality furniture in the Philippines. Custom-made furniture was then the rage but BLIMS went against the tide.

To meet the the market demands, BLIMS focused on great design and quality in very piece. Lim said they fused functionality and aesthetics and then pushes the boundaries a step further in pieces that are sold in every BLIMS branch.

For inquiries, please call 470-9185 or 470-9170 or email info@blimsfurniture.com or visit www.blimsfurniture.com.ph, or visit BLIMS showroom in Metro Manila, Pampanga, Ceby and Davao

David & Rachel brings the boutique experience to Metro Davao

Oct 25, 2012

David & Rachel, an Inspiring Entrepreneur and Wedding supplier of Metro Davao, continues its quest to deliver a new experience to the Dabawenyos by bringing high quality wedding gowns.  Introducing their Grand Opening of David & Rachel Boutique this October 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM located at 151-A Bonifacio St. Davao City.

One of the highlights in the opening of David & Rachel will be the showcasing of the collections of Metro Davao’s young, promising and Multi-awarded Fashion Designer Kenny Ladaga, in-house designer, Grand Winner Sagala 2012 and Grand Winner Moda Mindanao 2012.

David & Rachel Bridal Boutique proudly deliver made to order Bridal Gowns and Entourage,  made to order casual, suit and evening wear, Men’s Formal Wear, Corporate Uniform and rental gowns for any occasions and showcasing new collections of fashion designer Kenny Ladaga.  

Dabawenyos will enjoy more by having an added boutique in their list of high quality collections exclusively offered by the Bridal Couture shop of the year 2012 none other than David & Rachel Bridal Boutique. Congratulations!

To know more and get 20% discounts on Bridal Packages at David & Rachel boutique then visit their new place.

David & Rachel Boutique
151-A Bonifacio St. Davao City
09186961453 – 09432764610
(082) 282-0541

Photo images courtesy of David N Rachel 

the unforgetable experience at Happa Massage & Spa

Oct 24, 2012

"Happa Massage & Spa"

I confess:

I'm a certified massage addict, its one of my outlet to get rid of stress and revitalize my body. When I got an invite to experience Happa Massage & Spa, its a  new addition to my increasing list of visited Massage & Spa establishments here in Davao City that I've availed services but what makes Happa stand out from the rest? Did you know that Happa is already operating for more than a year now but what's new?

Happa just recently moved in front of their former space at the 2rd floor of Diamond Building Mc Arthur Matina, because of a bigger location that can accommodate more clients: 7 massage beds,and  4 reclining seats.

Happa at the same time also upgraded their massage services, their staff were trained with new skills in variety of spa and massage services, even the spa equipments, furnitures , sounds and interior designs are so new to provide relaxing ambiance and experience for the customers while at the spa.

 If you're a frequent customer of Happa, you'll absolutely see the big difference specially the customer service of the staff. But take note, price did not change. Still the same.

Happa in japanese means leaf. It is so far the only establishment I know that offers Pinoy Hilot with tuba-tuba leaves for appointment basis only. I highlight hilot service because its not easy to find an expert  in hilot.

Happa Massage & Spa is really proud to be identified as a business that really cares for their customers welfare and based on the Spa attendants, and therapist they are very well trained to give courtesy and pay respect to each customers.

I took photo of this message in the wall for all customers to read
 "If you are satisfied with out service, please tell your friends and family. If you are not, please tell us and we'll try our best to improve it."

They even serve their overflowing own made natural herbal tea ginger and lemongrass.  You can ask for it before and after the massage service.

menu services at affordable price
By the way, I availed the Body Polish Wrap w/ scrub in milk and oats. Once you try, you'll feel the skin will have a smooth soothing fresh smelling combination of milk and oats. I also tried their ear candling and its my first time for both services yet a new experience highly recommended for you to try too.

Overall, Happa Massage & Spa is more than the usual experience, for me its a culmination of the most sought after services I am looking for in an ideal massage & spa.
Also avail their 15% off on their retail services, just visit during their Happy Hour between 3PM to 6PM
Just dial 302-9803.

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Krispy Kreme Says Hello Mindanao

Oct 11, 2012

When in Davao, do as the Davaoeños do—take a dip in pristine waters, go on a nature hike, and have a taste of the delicacies distinctive to the city.

But hold on to that list as another must-experience is about to be added along with the many things you can delight in at the heart of the vibrant metropolis. Prep your palates and get ready to say “Maayong Pag-abot!” as Krispy Kreme turns its Hotlight on at the Royal City of the South this October 20, 2012.

Spanning more than 690 shops in 21 countries, Krispy Kreme has been exciting the world with a distinct confectionery experience brought by its delectable variety of offerings, piloted by the Original Glazed Doughnut, which has won the world over since 1937. 

Since it first opened its doors in the Philippines six years ago, the world-famous doughnut and coffee brand has been making Filipinos fall in love with its range of signature treats. To date, Krispy Kreme Philippines now boasts of 31 stores in Luzon and two stores in Visayas—all constantly swelling with eager patrons who found that unrivaled delight brought by its products.

Hence, Krispy Kreme continues to bolster its sweet success in the country through expanding with two stores down south. Located in Mindanao’s premier shopping destinations—Abreeza Mall and The Annex at SM City Davao, the newest branches further Krispy Kreme’s milestone in the country, as well as the celebration of its 75th year of bringing delicious tastes and fond memories worldwide.

“In whichever part of the country, you will find that Filipinos have a naturally soft spot for sweets,” notes Mark Gamboa, Marketing Manager of Krispy Kreme Philippines. “Having already satisfying our markets in Luzon and Visayas, we decided that we couldn’t leave Mindanao out, and so we are now finally bringing the confectionary goodness of our brand to the south as we expand in the region.”

To complete the Krispy Kreme experience for Davaoeños, its Abreeza Mall branch will feature the Baked Kitchen, where the brand’s Baked Creations are freshly rolled out every day. Meanwhile, its outlet at The Annex at SM City Davao—its first 4th drive-thru store in the country set to operate in its own extended hours from 6am to 1am—will boast of the Doughnut Factory, where thousands of everyone’s much-loved Original Glazed Doughnuts are produced daily.

And to satiate its Davao market’s tastes some more, Krispy Kreme assures that its range of offerings in both branches will be halal-certified—veering away from flavors made with pork to appeal to the Muslim market.

Also, in true Krispy Kreme tradition, the first people—one from each of the eight (8) neighboring cities—to ring the cash register gets a year-long supply of the brand’s Original Glazed Doughnuts and Signature Coffee. Additionally, the second and third customers to fall in line will be rewarded six and three month’s worth of the same delights, respectively. The 4th to 100th purchasers are also in for treats, as they will be getting supplies of these Krispy Kreme favorites to last them a whole month.

The eight (8) neighboring cities in Mindanao included in this promo are Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Agusan del Norte, General Santos, Lanao del Norte, and Cotabato City.

 With an extensive pastry selection ranging from sweet to savory and espresso drinks that go from hot to cold, Krispy Kreme is all set to thrill every Davaoeño’s taste buds with its one-of-a-kind goodness and distinct mouth-watering delight.


Serving world-class doughnuts and coffees since 1937, Krispy Kreme made its way to the hearts of Filipinos when it opened its first branch in the country back in 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in 35 different locations nationwide, with hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Festival Supermall Alabang, Bonifacio High Street, Cebu IT Park, Abreeza Mall and The Annex at SM City Davao. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting KrispyKreme.com.ph or by liking Chloe at facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH.

Sumo Sam in SM Lanang Premier

Oct 9, 2012

It was really a privileged to be invited by Ria Jose at the launching of Sumo Sam at SM Lanang Premier last October 7, 2012. Which is good because just a walking distance from our house.

The Sushi cutting was done by Marvin Agustin instead of the ribbon cutting to officially open.

Anyway, I admit I don’t know how to use chopsticks but this doesn’t stop me to eat my favourite dishes like Shrimp tempura so simply delish and tried their house special Sumo Sam’s Red Iced Tea and Green Iced Tea so good in taste that I was not able to take a photo of the drinks.

The Sesame Chicken noodle is really spicy.
California Roll

Chicken Teriyaki so deliciously marinated and loved the taste with sesame seeds.

New and exclusively served in Davao is Mt. Apo Roll because it is stuffed with Durian cream!


Sumo Sam’s Hot Prawn Pride Salad, is served with a mixture of lettuce, red tomatoes, orange prawns, mango and chopped walnuts. I’m telling you, this one is the best tasting salad I’ve eaten and in fact, I highly recommend you must try it before you start your meal.

For Sumo Sam’s price, you get both the flavour and the size.

I so like the bright red interiors with touch of modern Japanese architectural designs. The place is really ideal for date spots, Sumo sam has an elegant, classy yet relaxing place to dine.

Ground Floor near the Fountain Court at SM Lanang Premier, Davao City

Great interior design, food presentation, pricing and definitely the TASTE which is the most important of all!
Congratulations to Chef Gemma HeradurraFranchise owner Mr. Carlo Lorenzana, Mr. Raymond Magdaluyo and Marvin Agustin.

 You may also visit their Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/sumosam.davao and like their Facebook Page here – https://www.facebook.com/ilovesumosam. Or follow them at Twitter – https://twitter.com/iloveSUMOSAM.