Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 happens this November

Grab the opportunity to connect with e-commerce leaders in Asia Pacific by attending the Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 on November 25 at the SMX Aura Taguig from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE

Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE

Brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations, #AECoE is a gathering of leading e-commerce experts from emerging markets, award-winning e-commerce players, and established e-retailers in Asia Pacific. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from and network with senior leaders from the biggest brands in the region. Here, you will acquire knowledge and skills in Market Analysis, Digital Marketing, CRM, Strategy, E-Commerce, and Going Global.

The event features sessions on ePayments, eLogistics, and ePrivacy; and talks by leaders in different industries who are engaged in momentous pursuits of significance in the ASEAN region. Speakers who will be in the event include:

  • Constantin Robertz – Managing Diretor, Zalora
  • Lars Jeppesen – CEO, Tech One Global
  • Jacqueline Van Den Ende – Managing Director, Lamudi
  • Kristian Melquaides – General Manager, Viber
  • Janette Toral – Founder, Digital Club Filipino
  • Subir Lohani  – Managing Director, Carmudi
  • Chinkee Tan – Book Author and Radio Host
  • Robert Yupangco – CEO, Yupangco Group of Companies
  • Frederic Levy – Founder and CEO, CashCash Pinoy
  • Camille Montejo – CEO, Tree Top Adventure Inc.
  • Bjorn Pardo – CEO, Xend Business Solutions
  • Quentin Boucher – Managing Director, Ensogo

Moderators are Chris Kiklas of EmLogis, Pocholo Gonzales of Creativoices Production, and Corporate Communications Consultant Spanky Enriquez.

#AECoE will also have a 1-hour “Speed Networking” wherein delegates can meet target clients, future partners, and even future friends. There will be a “Business Cards Exchange Activity” as well, so attendees should make sure to have their business cards and pitches ready. #AECoE is expecting to have 300 visitors that include senior businesspeople, high-ranking government officials, and media journalists, and up to 30 companies sharing their products and services at the expo.

If you want to grow your business and meet potential investors, come and attend the #AECoE. Registration fee is PHP 3,000 per delegate, inclusive of conference/expo entrance, and snacks and elegant lunch.

For more information on the #AECoE, visit For partnership/sponsorship details, contact 09166299381 or

Come to The Work at Home Expo 2015

Thinking of working from home but don’t know where to start? Or are you already a WAHM looking for an avenue to reach out to more potential clients? Then come to the Work at Home Expo 2015, organized by Manila Workshops and the WAHMderful Life Community!

Work at Home Expo 2015

Work at Home Expo 2015

Following the success of the previous Work at Home Expos, this year’s event will be bigger and better. It will have talks that offer knowledge and tips about working from home, and booth exhibits you can visit. There will also be specialized talks in the afternoon.

This event interests me so much because I’m contemplating on being a WAHM after years of being in the corporate jungle. See, I have 2 little kids and I want to focus on their growing years. Doing that while having a day job (and at a far-off place from my residence at that) is kind of challenging. And I’ve seen a lot of women — my friends included — choosing to become WAHMs/SAHMs and seem really happy about this change in their lives.

Thing is, I don’t know where and how to start.

Maybe the Work at Home Expo can help me get into gear. :)

The Work at Home Expo 2015 will happen on September 26, 2015 at the Bayanihan Events Center along Pioneer Street in Pasig City. Tickets are now on sale at Prices are at PHP 100 for the entrance to the Main Hall and PHP 1,200 for the Premium pass, which includes entrance to the specialized talks at the MK Tan Hall.

Better free up my schedule then. :)

#R</3J opens Dulaang UP’s 40th year

After 39 years of staging exceptional plays spanning from the classics to the contemporary, and producing renowned directors, actors, designers, production and stage managers, and technical directors, Dulaang UP celebrates its 40th theater season with the theme, “20/20 Vision: Clarity. Originality. Perspective.” And for its premiere offering, it presents “#R</3J”, a multimedial hallucination on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

Dulaang UP

#R</3J, Dulaang UP’s season opener

A retelling of the star-crossed lovers’ narrative, the setting is moved to the concrete jungle in the heart of Metro Manila teeming with corruption, revolt, advertisements, sex, social media, and condominium units. Here, the classic play resonates with the present society’s many forms of commodified love, dramatizing the post-modern tragedy of today’s generation. In an age of virtual reality — globalization, ultra-violence, Internet novelties, generation gap — a question is asked: Can genuine love exist in a world of alterations and foolery?

The production is a collaboration of seasoned and up-and-coming artists. Directed by Dexter M. Ramos, #R</3J is from the adaptation of Guelan Varela-Luarca with Krina Cayabyab on music design, John Batalla on lighting design, Ohm David on set design, Winter David on video design, and Darwin Desoacido on costume design. It also features the Dulaang UP Ensemble with Ricky Ibe, Mitoy Sta. Ana, Leo Rialp, and the works of young choreographers, video designers, artists, and dramaturgs.

#R</3J runs from August 26 to September 13, 2015 at the Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall in UP Diliman. For ticket reservations, sponsorships, and show buying inquiries, contact Samantha Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara at 9261349, 4337840, or 9818500 local 2449. You may also email For more information, check out Dulaang UP’s Facebook page at

The “itchy” year

As I’m writing this post, my hubby and daughters are already fast asleep, getting their much-needed rest for a hectic week ahead.

So, 7 years of marriage.

People say it’s at this point that married couples would feel what’s called the “7-year itch”. According to everyone’s favorite resource, Wikipedia, it’s “a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage”.

I have yet to confirm if it’s true. To be honest, none in my circle of married friends have separated after 7 years of being together. Or that’s probably because they dealt with relationship problems pretty well. (As for relatives, it’s a different case…)

Come to think of it, it all boils down into how you deal with issues that arise within your lives. I don’t believe there is one married couple who hasn’t fought with each other over even the simplest thing. There will always be a time when you or your partner will be too stressed, too tired, too emotional. But that’s no reason to give up.

Besides, before the 7-year itch, there was the period of being BF-GF. And during those times, there were instances wherein couples fight and bicker and make up.

That should count for something.

Besides, getting into marriage is a life-long commitment. Before plunging to the waters that is married life, one would have thought about going for the dive.

And we did. 7 years ago.

So, because of that commitment, we should be able to withstand any itch that comes our way.

Unless of course it’s the allergy kind. Now that’s sh!t.

Happy anniversary to us.

Lazada advocates effortless online shopping with a 6-day sale

Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online selling and shopping destination, kicks off its Effortless Shopping campaign in the Philippines from July 21 to 23 on the website’s desktop version and from July 24 to 26 on the mobile app. This special sale aims to highlight the benefits of effortless online shopping to Filipino consumers.

Lazada PH Effortless Shopping Sale

Lazada PH Effortless Shopping Sale

As an eCommerce leader in the Philippines, Lazada provides consumers with an effortless shopping experience with its user-friendly sites and mobile apps accessible at their fingertips anytime, any day. It offers a wide selection of international, local, and exclusive products; and multiple secure payment options, including cash-on-delivery.

Consumers can shop with peace of mind on Lazada, as all items purchased are covered by Lazada’s Buyer Protection Program. This provides a guarantee that products are genuine, new, and not defective; and for customers to return the items within 7 days for a full refund, otherwise. Consumers can also shop with assurance knowing that they can reach out to Lazada’s customer service 7 days a week by phone and email.

The Effortless Shopping campaign highlights how shopping at Lazada is safe, convenient, and reliable, and how the Android and iOS mobile applications allow consumers to shop anything, anytime and anywhere.

Customers can experience the benefits of online shopping during the Effortless Shopping Sale on Lazada Philippines until July 26, 2015.


(PR content from Alvin Marayan of PRC, Inc.)