Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Never Say Die - The Top Grosser Movie in China!

Hello po! Whenever I have a chance to watch cable TV, you can find me engrossed in Asian channels. Sometimes, even past midnight, I am tuned in to Chinese movies.  Aside from the old kung fu flicks, I really like the newer humorous films!

Before KPOP domination here in the Philippines, Chinese movies were considered crowd favorites in the foreign film entertainment scene especially with themes leaning toward romcom, action and supernatural.  Another instance was during the height of the Mexican telenovela in the country in the early 2000's, Chinese series Meteor Garden starring F4 was such a big hit on television.

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Chinese movie followers or even those who crave for fresh films are in for a hilarious treat as the recent blockbuster top grosser in China and Hong Kong over the recent months will now be shown in the country.

Never Say Die will leave you excited all throughout the film and will have you laughing your heart out as Ai Lun (Edison) and Ma Li (Xiao Xiao) bring you a mixture of all the elements you love in a Chinese film- Action, RomCom and Supernatural all in one movie. The film is the highest-grossing in China in 2017 with a whopping US$ 334 million recorded in the box office.

Never Say Die surpassed the US$ 250 million earned by Jackie Chan’s film Kung Fu Yoga last year, to become the biggest single-territory grosser among all live-action comedies ever released.

Never Say Die is a movie about a has-been Ultimate Fighting King (UFK) boxer who can’t seem to get a good fight and a celebrity journalist who is caught in a bad romance and how destiny allowed them to straighten their acts as they switch bodies and embark in a series of misadventures to fix their intertwined predicament.

Directed by Yang Song and Chiyu Zhang, the film is an adaptation from a stage play produced by Happy Mahua Pictures, a popular comedy troupe following the success of Goodbye Mr. Loser which incidentally also starred the two.

This feel-good film will definitely awaken the Chinese movie aficionado in you. Distributed in the country by Creative Products Corporation and released by Star Cinema.

Never Say Die trailer here:

Let's catch Never Say Die, showing in cinemas nationwide starting February 28, 2018, and discover why this motion picture is a huge hit. Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Most Fanciful Dessert Buffet by Les Vergers Boiron- Your Invite

Bonjour monsieur, madame!  A most delightful afternoon was in store for guests at the ultra exclusive food tasting by Les Vergers Boiron at the Makati Shangri-La last February 16, 2018.

After all, France is a nation of food lovers - where food is to be enjoyed and savored (e.g., lunch in France is usually two hours long!)  French cuisine evokes classy dining, superb quality products, and most revered in the world!

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The by invite only affair is a celebration of the recipes by renowned Chef Gael Etrillard, and an encounter with Les Vergers Boiron products.

From 2009 to 2013, Chef Gael was executive pastry chef at Raffles Hotel Singapore and has been working in Asia for more than 13 years. He is currently Les Vergers Boiron's Area Pastry Chef, and is also involved in training and international competitions.

2009 to 2013, Chef Gael etrillard was executive pastry chef at Raffles Hotel Singapore and has been working in Asia for more than 13 years. He is currently Les Vergers Boiron's Area Pastry Chef, and is also involved in training and international competitions.
After an early career in Michelin star restaurants in France, and luxury hotels in London, Gael left for Asia where he worked for 18 years as an Executive Pastry Chef for fine dining restaurants and five-star hotels.

About Les Vergers Boiron

The global leader,  Les Vergers Boiron develops and manufactures frozen fruit and vegetable purees and coulis with more than 15,000 tons of products sold each year in 80 countries. It was established in 1942.

Golden Acres Food Service Corp.

Les Vergers Boiron takes pride in offering more than 70 flavors that are 100% natural! Here in the Philippines, 22 of these are available, with 3 more coming soon.  Worlwide bestselling flavors include: Mango, Raspberry, Strawberry.

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Les Vergers Boiron uses all natural and fresh ingredients from selected fruit farms all over the world. Trusted by international food industry professionals: hotels and restaurants, chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, bartenders, caterers.

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The citrus Yuzu is considered to be one of the most expensive fruits!

Les Vergers Boiron Benefit

Fruits and vegetables are carefully selected and harvested at maturity, without risk of oxidation or a disappointing batch. Quality, consistent and impeccable taste and texture is guaranteed throughout the year!

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The purees were as flavorful, real and fresh as one would even dream a fruit or veggie to be!

Pastries and sweets on display for one's picking:

Fig and Sangria Petit Gateaux

Fig and Sangria Petit Gateaux

Chestnut and Green Apple Verrine

Chestnut and Green Apple Verrine

Pear and Lemongrass Finger

Pear and Lemongrass Finger

Peach Verbena Composition

Peach Verbena Composition

Mango and Jasmine Layer Cake

Mango and Jasmine Layer Cake

Raspberry, Earl Grey and Milk Chocolate Opera

Raspberry, Earl Grey and Milk Chocolate Opera

Tropical Fruit and Caramel Tart

Tropical Fruit and Caramel Tart

Blood Orange and Ginger Baba

Blood Orange and Ginger Baba

Passion Fruit and Chocolate Caramel Mou

Passion Fruit and Chocolate Caramel Mou

Kalamansi marshmallow

Kalamansi marshmallow

Mocktail Drink (non-alcoholic)
Blackberry Mint Lemonade

Mocktail Drink (non-alcoholic)  Blackberry Mint Lemonade
Sources say they aim for perfection, even for this mint leaves, which they scoured the Metro for!

They were all splendid but my Top 3 favorites are: Tropical Fruit and Caramel Tart, Pear and Lemongrass Finger and Raspberry, Earl Grey and Milk Chocolate Opera.

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This food blogger with the affable Chef Gael Etrillard.

This afteroon dessert buffet with Chef Gael was organized by Boiron's Julien Eymas, together with Ms. Michelle Chan, President of Golden Acres and Mr. Jhune Reyes, Head of Marketing of Golden Acres.

Les Vergers Boiron is imported and distributed in the Philippines by Golden Acres Food Service Corp.

It was indeed a beautiful day, as some of you may already know, my ultimate weakness is desserts! And with Les Vergers Boiron, the possibilities are not only endless, but excellent! Merci beaucoup! :)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Guide to Philippines' Most Comprehensive Home & Property Insurance

Hello po! At a young age of 24 years old, I was able to buy my own house and lot in a nearby province! Well, technically, the title is still not officially mine, since it is through installment, but I already "own" and cherish it as MY property- acquired through courage, hard work and sacrifice!

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Admittedly, that abode was not my first choice- I was looking for a really low-cost one, but those were sold out, she said, so the agent showed this to me, and I instantly  fell in love with this 80 sqm single attached unit; what with its pink color, cute theme, garage at the side and spacious front yard- looking much like a doll house!

As my first real investment in my 'adult' life, that property is very important and is a source of pride. When we first moved in,  I took care if there are some things that need to be repaired. I checked about the safety and security- new door locks, grills in the windows. We ensure to unplug appliances, close the gas whenever we go out, etc. But that is not all!

You see, the BEST protection is still to get a home insurance and property insurance! It is what gives you the ultimate peace of mind. And when we speak home protection insurance, the coverage of Malayan Insurance is unbeatable.

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Malayan is a  Filipino company with a traditional culture! In 1930, equipped with a vision and determination to serve the nation and render insurance protection to the people, Don Enrique T. Yuchengco founded China Insurance and Surety Company, Inc.

Little did he know that the company he established in Binondo, Manila, would evolve to be the country’s premiere non-life insurance organization in the years to come! Now Malayan stands as the Philippines' Number 1 Non-Life Insurance Company!

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  • PROPERTY INSURANCE- Provides property coverage for potential losses to both the structure of the house and its contents. Included are damages resulting from: Fire and Lightning, Earthquake Fire & Earthquake Shock, Typhoon & Flood (subject to underwriting evaluation and approval), Riots, Strikes and Malicious Damage, Bursting or Overflowing of Water Tanks, Pipes & Fittings (BOWTAP), Sprinkler Leakage,Volcanic Eruption, Extended Coverage (Smoke Damage, Explosion, Vehicular Impact & Falling Aircraft).

  • EXTENSION OF COVERS- Burglary & Housebreaking, Personal Liability, Accidental Breakage of Fixed Glass, Alterations & Repairs, Alternative Accommodation, Architect & Surveyor's Fees, Automatic Increase Clause (For Contents Only), Debris Removal, Expediting Expense, Fire Fighting Expense, Professional Fees, Replacement & Lock Keys, Temporary Removal Clause, Outbuilding Clause, Special Assessment Clause (For Condominium Only).

  • PERSONAL ACCIDENT*- Covers the insured, the spouse and children in the event of accidental death or dismemberment arising within the period of coverage.

  • FAMILY HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE*- Provides financial assistance to the insured and/or any member of his family for hospital confinement or surgical expenses incurred due to accident.

  • HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE INSURANCE*- Provides hospitalization, personal accident and personal belongings protection to the insured’s household employees.

  • VALUABLE ITEMS PROTECTION*- Provides protection for your personal possessions or declared valuable items such as works of art and antiques whilst contained within the insured premises only and solely against the named perils.

* Subject to additional premium

Malayan Insurance Contact Details

For more info, please check out Facebook @MalayanInsurancePH
AND IG @MalayanInsurancePH
you can also have insurance transactions done online via

E-commerce inquiries: ecommerce[at] Call 242-8888 or get in touch with a Malayan Insurance agent or broker.

To get your free quotation on Home Protect Plus, please click HERE. No Minimum Sum insured!
(Fill-out property information online for quotation, or pay online once quotation is approved.)

For your precious investments, be worry free and trust Malayan! Insure your property and home today! #insuretobesure Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Join Pisceanrat Feb Ibig 2018 COMtest!

Hello mga bes! Happy Valentine's Day! This love month, we have a new contest in store for you! Because 2 is better than 1, we give you chances in FB and IG!

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Facebook giveaway:

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Cocoline Naturals Wash and Lotion, The Skin Bureau Pretty Political Ultimate Facial Set, Flawless GC worth Php 500!

Instagram giveaway:

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Mejie collagen coffee, KB Silver whitening soap, Ai Sarap Php 500 GC!

May pampa-beauty ka na, may pang dinner date pa!

1. Like/ follow pisceanrat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.
2. Be active commenter in the blog!
3. To win Instagram prize -
To win Facebook prize -
4. Tag your friends in its respective comments section and repost the picture!
5. You can join both! Comment down below where you joined and your handle! Ex., IG @ pisceanrat for tracking.

1. Will run up to March 10, 2018  only, and winner will be announced soon afterwards.
2. Claiming of prizes is at a designated mall in Caloocan/Manila. Otherwise, shipping fee will be shouldered by the winner.
3. Prizes unclaimed 15 days after notification shall be forfeited in favor of a NEW winner.

Sa muli, this is just for fun! We are just sharing the blessings! And my thank you sa active supporters ng ating blog/social media! Thanks and good luck to all participants! :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Choose A Natural Ammunition in the Hair Loss Battle

Hello po! Frens, do you remember as students when we forget to bring a ballpen or pencil  to an exam, there was a saying that it was as if we went to war without a gun?

Likewise, as we grow more "mature" we find that there are certain needs or concerns that we need to attend to and must have the proper battle gear for- such as THINNING HAIR! (But even young people can have this hair loss condition ha!)

Singer/Songwriter Abby Asistio trusts Novuhair in her alopecia battle!
Singer/Songwriter Abby Asistio trusts Novuhair in her alopecia battle!

Day-to- day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life.

Everyday is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look your best. With this, you can’t go to the battle ground unarmed.

Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you.

Don’t just go with the flow. Change your direction. NOVUHAIR can show you the way, hence, it is dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss.

All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways.

Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR.

You can never go wrong with nature. Choose natural!

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in- 1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide!

DOH-FDA CCRR No. 1040 s. 2017 

Avail NOVUHAIR 3-IN- 1 NEW YEAR PROMO PACK exclusive at the following participating WATSONS stores nationwide:

  • SM Mall of Asia 1, SM Megamall A, SM Megamall A3 Daimaru
  • (QC) SM North Edsa Main 2, Fisher Mall, SM City Fairview Mall 1
  • SM Makati Mall 3, SM Makati Hypermarket, Oriental Gardens Makati, Market! Market!
  • (Manila) Robinsons Place Manila, SM San Lazaro Supermarket, SM San Lazaro Mall 1, Savemore Laong Laan 2, SM Sta. Mesa Mall 3, SM Sta. Mesa Centerpoint 3
  • SM Masinag, Savemore Rempson Marikina, SM Taytay Rizal
  • (North Luzon) SM Marilao Hypermarket, SM Pampanga Annex, SM Pampanga Mall 1, SM Clark Mall, Savemore Dinalupihan, Waltermart San Fernando Pampanga
  • SM Southmall 5, SM Bicutan Mall B-2 Hypermarket, Festival Mall, Orofino Bldg. Dona Soledad
  • (Laguna) SM Sta. Rosa Mall, SM Sta. Rosa Supermarket, Waltermart Sta. Rosa, SM Calamba, Waltermart Cabuyao
  • (Cavite) SM Bacoor Mall 2, SM Dasmarinas Mall 3, Premier Plaza Mall Silang Cavite, Waltermart Trece Martires, Kadiwa Cavite Hypermarket, Lumina Point Cavite
  • (Batangas) SM Lipa Mall, SM Lipa Supermarket, Waltermart Tanaunan, SM Batangas Mall 1, Waltermart Nasugbu
  • (Quezon/Bicol) SM Lucena, SM Naga Mall, J.S Arcilla Bldg. Tabaco
  • (Visayas) Ayala Center Cebu
  • (Mindanao) SM Davao Mall 1
novuhair herbal shampoo promo pack

For inquiries, you may call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, visit NOVUHAIR Facebook Page (Novuhair Official) or website at

Arm yourself in the Battle Against Hair Loss with Nature's Ammunition! Visit a store nearest you and avail of Novuhair promo pack! Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

So Many Ways to #LoveSM this Valentines!

One of the things that made an impression on me is when it was said that SM has a culture of service. The SM officer shared that a mall of theirs has a 'park' at the top floor wherein people just lounge or lie down, they can buy even a Php 10 ice cream- they do not need to spend all their money shopping.

#lovesm, maax,

I have to agree. SM is more than a shopping center. It is like a hub, a meeting place or a bonding destination. It is like a third home, if you may (first is one's actual abode, then school or workplace, 3rd spot is SM mall).

Plus, we know naman how much Pinoys love to have their pictures taken, and SM has provided so many IG-worthy areas! I am especially moved at how they employed senior citizens as greeters!

celebrate love at sm

sm mall of asia

Last February 1, 2018 at the MAAX (near SM Mall of Asia) was the Valentine Media Launch for Celebrate Love with SM.

 The set up spells L-O-V-E with the red theme, sweet music, flower petals, stuffed toys, balloons shaped like a giant heart!

The set up spells L-O-V-E with the red theme, sweet music, flower petals, stuffed toys, balloons shaped like a giant heart!

Valentines 2018, SM Supermalls,

There were talks from SM Supermall's Mr. Jon Jon San Agustin, Senior Vice President for Marketing, and Ms. Grace Magno, VP for Advertising.

Serenade by singer/host Jazper Tiongson with the 2 male models giving stems of roses to the press.
Plus there were activities with prizes like guess what movie the famous lines are from, and share your intimate love story.

SM Elevator Girl

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This blogger with the SM Elevator girl, who also joined PBB.

The highlight was the first showing of SM's touching wedding video, 'Will Love Conquer Doubt?' with top videographer Jason Magbanua at the helm! Watch this YT clip for more!

Full video here-

Question and Answer with Panel.

We found out that when the husband asks what's for dinner at 4 PM, it is among the Top 5 emotional support needed by men (domestic support)!

Other tips include: BF-GF stage continue to get to know each other, make memories together. While married couples should maintain their weekly couple dates. Key is friendship should continue!

Mr. Magbanua, Jourdanne Castillo, Benedict Kaw, Ma. Isabel "Maribel" Sison Dionisio, Mr. San Agustin, Ms. Magno, and Mr. Tiongson.
L to R: Mr. Magbanua, Jourdanne Castillo, Benedict Kaw, Ma. Isabel "Maribel" Sison Dionisio, Mr. San Agustin, Ms. Magno, and Mr. Tiongson.

Be on the loop with SM Supermalls Shopmag! Available at the concierge and selected establishments inside the mall.

sm Shopmag issue features Georgina Wilson and hubby Arthur Burnand
This month's  Shopmag issue features the modern romance between Georgina Wilson and hubby Arthur Burnand. Don't miss out on the coupons at the back!

3 out of 5 Pinoys plan to give a gift for their special someone this V-day! If flowers or jewelry are- ahem - out of range - chocolate and candies is always a good idea for 94% of people surveyed in a recent study! Make it from SM- they got it all for you!

bears of joy, sm cares,
So romantic!  Perfect gift ideas- Teddy bears, rose, chocolates! Or make it more personalized with a SM Giftcard so recipient can get exactly what he/she wants!


  • Date Deals- Whether planning a romantic date or cherishing singlehood with friends and family, there's plenty of couple dining offers, B1T1 promos, freebies. From January 28 to February 14.
  • The Red Bazaar- Couple shirts, his-and-her novelties, two for one offers up for grabs.
  • Love Beats- Lovers or the whole gang, have a good time in these color coded Valentine parties on February 3 to 4, 10 to 11 and 14! 
  • By Request Serenades- Enjoy heartfelt love songs; acoustic in-mall performances which playlist can be requested online!
  • All Heart- Photo stations to capture sweet moments.
  • #LoveSM Stories- From January 22 to February 11, mallgoers can join this digital promo by sharing their love stories that happened in SM for a chance to win Php 10,000 worth of shopping-date certificates!
  • Lovable Finds at SM Markets- V-day themed goodies, fresh flowers, as much as 5% off Toblerone and Cadbury at SM Hypermarket, and Ferrero Rocher at SM Supermarket and Savemore, discounted Carlo Rossi, Johnnie Walker, Fundador, Raffa Sparkling, Smirnoff Mule, Buy 1 Take 1 sweet deals, select love month products with 2x more SM Advantage points!
For more details and exclusive insider access, visit, join SM Viber Public Chat and post with official hashtag #EverythingsHereatSM

Celebrate ALL kinds of love and relationships and make this season extra special and unforgettable with fun, romance-filled activities in 67 SM Malls nationwide! We can definitely feel that LOVE is in the air at SM! Thank you for reading and sharing in this #SMoments! :)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

DiverCHIty Run: Seeing the "Extra" in the Ordinary

What Chinoys are currently relishing is having the best of both worlds! Yup, that would include me. I have my AngKong and I also studied in Chinese schools (hindi lang halata- still Chinese carabao magsalita, hehe!)

By "Chinoy", it might probably include you too and most other Pinoys, even unknowingly, since the Philippines is a melting pot of different nations. Having as ancestor an immigrant from the country touted the Sleeping Giant is not unlikely.

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Picking up positive traits from both races as Chinese and as a Filipino forms a unique quality that does not just conform to simply being movers or doers but a prominent figure in the community.
Having been raised in a diverse country, Chinoys are resilient to disruption and are not afraid to go out of their comfort zones on their quest for excellence.

Given these, the campaign DiverCHIty is launched for all proud Chinoys in line with Chinoy TV’s 8th year anniversary acting as a pillar in the Chinese-Filipino community. The campaign aims to gather individuals/groups who share the same cause of promoting diversity, individuality and unity amongst the Chinese-Filipino Community.

DiverCHIty Run

To commence the campaign and celebrate the Chinese New Year, a series of events are lined-up which comprise the DiverCHIty run that aims to promote a healthy physique and develop your Chi (Body’s positive energy).

DiverCHIty Run is integrated with Affinitea Run and will be composed of Chinese theme and elements such as Red/Gold Singlet, Lion & Dragon Dance and Angpao. Covering race distance of 3k, 5k and 10k.

This event gathers key representatives from the Chinese community such as Schools, Businesses,
Organizations and all major Chinese Associations in the country.

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 4 AM
Venue: SM by the Bay
Inclusions: Singlet, Bib, Loot bag

3k- Php 550
5k- Php 650
10k- Php 850

diverchity 3k

diverchity 5k

diverchity 10k

Online registration will be available via as well as on-site at selected Chris Sports and
Deuter branches.

DiverCHIty run is presented by Chinoy TV and Affinitea races. Co-presented by Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCCI).

In partnership with FWD Insurance, Jeunesse, Vital Purified Drinking Water, Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc., Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc., Dr. Kong, Cadbury 5Star, Tang, Tiger Energy Biscuit, Oreo, Eden Cheez Whiz, Australia Harvest, Zesto, Azumi Boutique, Eurotel and Vikings Buffet.

Diverchity campaign seeks to reach the entire Chinese-Filipino community with the help of
Trendspotting with event promotion as its official Publicity & Marketing partner and with the help of media partners: Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Pilipino Mirror, BM Health & Fitness, Philippine Graphic, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Manila Shimbun, People's Journal, People's Tonight and Women’s Journal.

Online partners include:,,,,

Chinoy TV is also proud to announce that the 2017 Ms. Chinatown title-holder Ms. Joy Wu will be
representing the country on the 2018 Miss Chinese International Pageant in Hong Kong on February 3, 2018. This will be the first time for the Philippines to be represented on the said international pageant.

Ms. Chinatown title-holder Ms. Joy Wu

Miss Chinese International Pageant (MCIP) is an annual event that is well-known in the Chinese
community around the world. Since its inception in 1988, organized by Hong Kong-based Television
Broadcasts Limited (TVB), MCIP has produced many successful and well-known artists including Michelle Reis, Anita Yuen, Christy Chung and Linda Chung.

Let us join hands in cheering for our country’s bet as we continue to bring pride to the country and the Chinese-Filipino community.

Lesh go fun run, bes! Takbo tayo! Hope to see you in DiverCHIty! Xie xie! :)