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Yanolja invests USD 15M into leading Southeast Asian Economy Hotel Chain ZEN Rooms

PRESS RELEASE

Leading Southeast Asian economy hotel chain and online booking platform ZEN Rooms (www.zenrooms.com) announces a strategic minority investment of USD15M by Yanolja, the leading Seoul-based leisure company with rights to acquire 100% of ZEN Rooms in the future. This is the largest startup investment by a Korean company in Southeast Asia.

 

 

ZEN Rooms, founded in 2015 by ex-Foodpanda co-founder Kiren Tanna and Nathan Boublil, operates a disruptive economy hotel chain and online booking platform in 5 major Southeast Asian countries, including: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Within only 3 years, ZEN Rooms’ business has grown exponentially to over 1,000 economy hotel franchisees and over 7,000 room inventory and established itself as the top-rated affordable franchise in the region, with average Customer Review scores of 7.9 on public OTA and review sites.

 

 

ZEN Rooms was founded to disrupt the value-for-money of the Southeast Asian hotel market, helping hotel franchisees be more efficient, competitive, safe & reliable by strengthening their quality standards, resulting in improved customer satisfaction for budget travelers. ZEN Rooms is vertically integrated, combining room booking, branding, sales and management with a self-developed online/mobile platform – which distinguishes ZEN Rooms from other hotel franchises. ZEN Rooms now plans to use the capital to expand its inventory base in current and new markets and continue to invest in technology to keep improving the sector’s efficiency.

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Tessa and Kaye partner with Uratex for meaningful CSR

Uratex, the country’s leading sleep specialist, partners with philanthropists and society personalities Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga for the company’s ongoing CSR campaign, Project 50, which aims to provide a total of 2,500 mattresses to 50 public hospitals and nursing homes nationwide.

 

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Posted in Events, Fashion, Lifestyle, Upcoming Events

Be Part of TechnoMarine’s ‘No Time To Wait’ Movement

TechnoMarine declares there is truly no time to wait, as it dares you to be part of its campaign.

 

TechnoMarine’s No Time To Wait Tourcelebrates creativity, individuality, and drive.

 

 

Join TechnoMarine and drop by a participating store on the scheduled dates for a chance to be featured online and shared across social media channels to inspire, motivate, and encourage people to seize the day. Plus, you can definitely expect an afternoon full of excitement and awesome prizes from TechnoMarine.

 

Those who are keen to own a TechnoMarine watch can trade in any pre-loved wristwatch – any brand in working condition at participating branches – for a 40 percent discount on all TechnoMarine watches!

 

Catch the TechnoMarine “No Time To Wait Tour at the following branches and on the following dates:

  • August 11, 2018 at Edsa Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City; August 12, 2018 at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City
  • August 18, 2018 at TriNoma Mall in Quezon City; August 19, 2018 at SM North Edsa Main Wing in Quezon City
  • August 25, 2018 at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City; and lastly at
  • August 26, 2018 at SM Megamall.

The video booth and trade in is time bound and can only be offered within 1:00PM to 6:00PM in each stop.

 

TechnoMarine timepieces inspire a carefree coastal resort spirit with their use of water-inspired elements. A bright mix of colors and premium components let urban souls dream of international destinations while sporting watches by innovative designers who enthusiastically develop each collection concept.

 

For more information, follow @TechnoMarinePH in Facebook and Instagram.

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Dragon Nest M: Gathering Party – Manila

Recently, Dragon Nest M has announced that there will be a gathering/event to be held here in Manila, Philippines for the DNM players. Players/Guilds are encouraged to register ahead online. However, it’s limited to 10 members per guild only. The registration time started on the 7th of July and ended on the 15th of July. The registration form includes:

  • your email address
  • if your registering as an individual or for a guild
  • IGN (in game name)
  • partner’s in-game name (if you’re coming as an individual, you can bring +1 who is also a DNM player)
  • server
  • contact number
  • your FB personal account’s link
  • country of residence
  • city

But if you’re coming/registering as a guild here’s the list of what info they need from you:

  • guild leader’s IGN
  • guild name
  • server
  • IGN of 10 members

Chosen players received a call from an international number if they are invited to the event. Lucky!

Photo Credits: Dragon Nest M SEA

 

Yes, the event happened yesterday. It was very timely that I also went to MOA to celebrate my friend’s birthday. I met her during the peak of Basketball Hero mobile game (She’s also a DNM player.) and until now, we’re best of friends!

 

So yah, we ate first at Ramen Nagi, also in MOA. It was our first time to try there. We originally reserved for 3 because she said she’s bringing another friend with her…but at the last minute, we were only two because her friend (also a DNM player) went straight to DNM’s event at SMX building.

 

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Posted in Family & Parenting, Lifestyle

Living the dream at The Enclave Alabang by Filigree

PRESS RELEASE

 

Investing in an upscale residential development invokes careful planning and decision making. It may be the first big venture for the family, so there are many crucial things to consider.

 

Paolo Cayton and Elsandra Neri Dagondon-Cayton, a young, successful couple with a growing family, thought things over when they were choosing their own home. After judicious research and comparison of various development projects, the many superior qualities of The Enclave Alabang by luxury real estate brand Filigree easily met their criteria. They are now among the proud and satisfied property owners at The Enclave Alabang.

 

The Enclave Alabang by Filigree has an unrivaled upmarket location along primary Daang Hari Road.

 

The Enclave Alabang is in an unrivaled upmarket location along the primary Daang Hari Road, allowing for ease of access via major thoroughfares like the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway or MCX, was the winning feature for the couple.

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James Deakin is a man who wears many hats. Who doesn’t recognize him? He’s a TV anchor, event host, motoring advocate, blogger, and social media personality. But with his multifaceted persona and the hectic schedule that he keeps, it’s his being a family man, a loving husband and father to three kids, two boys and a girl, that he values the most. It is no wonder then that Technomarine chose to honor James, a truly exemplary dad, this Father’s Day.

 

James Deakin

 

“Time, it’s the most precious commodity,” Deakin relates when asked about the biggest challenge of being a father. “The harder you work, the more successful you become, the more time becomes precious. So it gets very hard to find that balance.”

 

His daily schedule can become as erratic as the next, starting as early as 5 am. As someone who doesn’t keep a regular office job, making time for his family is indeed a challenge, one that he doesn’t back down from. But there are compromises, he admits, especially since he has to work to earn a living for his wife and his growing brood.

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James Deakin on Fatherhood, Forgiveness, and Having No Time to Wait

Posted in Facts & Random Thoughts, Lifestyle, Quotes, Tips & Ideas

Life Lessons #1

Hi Dear Readers!

 

Starting today, I’ll be sharing with you random thoughts that could inspire each and everyone. I hope, somehow, this could help us learn more in coping up with life and staying positive despite of all the trials that we’re facing.

 

So, LIFE LESSON #1:

 

“KEEP YOUR HEART FREE FROM HATE.”

 

Focus on what’s important in your life. Don’t waste your time hating people. It does no good to you emotionally and spiritually. Let God deal with these things. Don’t be consumed by hate because HATE or HATRED is a weak emotion. It’s a sign of failure.

 

HATRED IS SELF-PUNISHMENT. You are just letting yourself to be sad and miserable instead of being happy and enjoying life. You make yourself unproductive because HATE is your FOCUS.

 

Instead of hating things… hating people… DO SOMETHING positive that would benefit you. Let go of that hatred in your heart.

 

Spread love… Make your smile contagious. 🙂

 

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Reaction to Jollibee’s Mother’s Day Commercial #Jollibee

I can still remember nung bata pa ako na hinihintay ko buwan-buwan yung pag-uwe ni “mame” sa Lucena (Quezon Province). Laking lola kami ni kuya kasi nagtatrabaho sina mame sa Maynila, hindi naman kami maisama agad doon kasi wala naman titingin sa amin o maghahatid papasok sa school. Every end of the month or first week ng month, umuuwe sina dade at mame sa probinsya para bisitahin kami ni kuya, mag-iwan sa mga lola ng panggastos, saka magbigay sa amin ng pangbaon sa school. Two days lang sila palage, tapos aalis na. Tapos, malungkot na ulit…wala na ulit akong kasamang mommy sa loob ng isang buwan. Magbibilang na naman ng maraming araw hanggang makabalik sila.

 

Ang bilis ng panahon, ngayon, ako na yung nanay. May dalwang chikitings na ako na naghihintay sa akin sa pag-uwe galing sa trabaho. Sila naman yung naka-abang ngayon at naiinip sa paghihintay sa ‘kin. Minsan, sasabihan pa ako na ‘wag na akong umalis, ‘wag nang magtrabaho. Kung pwede lang sana… hehe.

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