Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jollibee's 18th Maaga ang Pasko Kicks off at SM City General Santos

 Having a soft heart for the less fortunate kids, I am only happier that private organizations and others freely contribute to helping these kids.

So, with Jollibee's boxes to hold  donations of books and toys and with willing families to help, Christmas can be a little bit fun for the deprived kids.

 Check out the official Jollibee's Press Release:

Fun with Jollibee @ SM City Gensan; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim

Continuing its  legacy of making Christmas brighter for less fortunate kids, Jollibee is again spreading hope and cheer with the 18th Maaga ang Pasko. This year, the country's longest - running toy and book donation drive makes its stop in General Santos City, calling on more Filipino families to join the Jolly Family Toy Scouts and touch the lives of children in need.

In partnership with SM Supermalls, Jollibee held a fun  and memorable media launch at the Activity Center of SM City General Santos last October 27. Those in attendance include  the new batch of partner schools and companies from the region, Jolly Family Toy Scouts, as well as Jollibee executives led by their Operations Director for Mindanao, Grace Mercado.

"There is no better way for families to bond during the Christmas season than by sharing their blessings and bringing joy to those who need it most. Through Maaga ang Pasko, we hope that families in General Santos will also make sharing a part of their Christmas family tradition," said Mercado.

wiggle with the winner; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim

During the event, the 2012 batch of Jolly Family Toy Scouts from General Santos were inducted, committing to making the 18th year of the toy and book drive a bigger success. Jollibee's regional business unit of Mindanao led the symbolic hanging of commitmennts on the Maaga ang Pasko Christmas tree and starting off this year's toy and book donations.

A variety of fun games and family - themed booths, plus  a special  magic show, were also set up at the launch, allowing participants and mall - goers to enjoy the time  with their families while contributing to the campaign. All they had to do was present old  or new toys and books in exchange for tickets  to join in on the fun. This year's campaign doesn't stop there as launch events in four other key cities are slated within October and November, including Metro Manila, Bacolod, Calamba and Tarlac.

Since it started, the Jollibee Maaga ang Pasko campaign has spread the holiday cheer among thousands of children, collecting and distributing more than 1.8 million toys and books over the years. Last year, there were over 300,000 books and toys collected with the help of 102 partner schools and 62 partner companies. Known collectively as the Jolly Toy Scouts, these volunteers gave less fortunate children a memorable Christmas celebration.

Spread Christmas cheer and become a Jolly Family Toy Scout now! Gather your old toys and books, and drop off in the Maaga ang Pasko boxes in any Jollibee store nationwide.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bo's Coffee Now in GenSan

What delights more to an avid coffee drinker like me than having a brand new coffee shop that captures my preferred taste and within a reasonable budget?

glad to have a chit - chat with Bo's Coffee key people

So, I could only welcome the  presence of a Filipino - owned and - branded coffee  shop in my very own hometown, General Santos City at a very strategic location in SM City GenSan where they open as early as 8AM until 11PM.

a cool and relaxed time @ Bo's Coffee

 Bo's Coffee offers a unique experience as we only take freshly brewed coffee from majorly sourced coffee from Bukidnon, Sagada, Benguet and South Cotabato. And, to complement our own choice of cold or hot coffee shall be their own freshly baked pastries. I  personally loved the  blueberry cheese cake  with my iced coffee jelly.

enjoy a sumptuous and heavy breakfast at Bo's

Raised from Cebu, this Filipino - acclaimed coffee shop is a preferred choice by many and proof that they have more than 50 stores nationwide, company - owned and franchised with 100% guaranteed quality and satisfying Bo's Coffee experience.

So, check them out and enjoy their wide selection of goodies and coffee boosts at way too reasonable rates. For more details, you can visit their official website at boscoffee.com.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Enjoy Online Gaming

We had once an internet cafe that housed around 10 units and oftentimes, online gaming dominated the most - sought service. It is not surprising then that local government units have ordered internet cafe's not to accept students during school hours to make sure that they stay in school. So, oftentimes, you would see students swarm the cafe before and after class.

This makes most people wonder what can be derived from online gaming. Experts suggest that online gaming promotes social networks as games are oftentimes shared with people outside the town or city.  Further, online gaming promotes confidence that is not normally found offline.

This is also true for most online games like the casinobonus2.com where one can be free to play and simply rely on skill and probably luck. There are other online gaming sites but oftentimes they will rob you deep with their false promises.

With discipline and right disposition, online gaming can be stress counter medium. So, have fun and play responsibly.

Would it be smarter if we play before any deposit can be made? Yes, it can be quite true especially for casinobonus2.com where they offer no deposit bonus over a good number of casino games. More importantly, they offer no deposit bonus codes   regularly, so, you improve your chances of winning without having to worry about deposits and being fooled.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Better Theater Entertainment @ SM City's Cinema


While there are other theaters that provide similar movie entertainment, watching at GenSan City's SM  Cinema is simply better as it offers four cinemas with high - end and state - of - the - art project ion  system  and high quality sound system with comfy seats. 

photo source: Van Almeria

For one, we enjoyed our first movie escapade with SM Cinema's Bourne Legacy premier last August 9, 2012. Their snack center offers reasonably priced goodies with an entrance fee at a budget's range. 

Plus, you can enjoy the first - of - its - kind e-PLUS card for far fun movie experience!

photo source: Van Almeria

What is SM Cinema e-PLUS Card? 

SM Cinema's e-PLUS Card is the most convenient access to the movies. It's a prepaid card that is reloadable  with Php500 and Php1,000 load denominations. Get free snacks every time you load up. Reloading is available at SM Cinema ticket booth and soon, online via www.smcinema.com and other reloading facilities. When you avail   e-PLUS card  you will get the starter kit which includes a movie, snack ( drinks and popcorn) and a premium item. Mine I got a tumbler. 

Use your e-PLUS card to earn reward points every time  you watch a movie. Redeem reward items easily at the e-PLUS Card booth located in all SM Cinema branches nationwide. 
The e-PLUS card is your ticket to Entertainment, exciting Privileges for different Lifestyles plus enticing Upgrades and Surprises.
Who may use e-PLUS
The e-PLUS card is open to all movie goers. Students, entrepreneurs and professionals may enjoy all the perks and convenience that the card offers.

Why e-PLUS?
Load up and get instants access to your movies. No need to fall in line, cardholders may go straight to the theater of choice. Moreover, receive regular and promo updates via email and SMS. Get invites to exclusive promos and seasonal offers along with access to exclusive events, quarterly raffles and free giveaways on different occasions. 
How can I get an e-PLUS Card?
The Application Form is available at the e-PLUS booth or on-line via the SM Cinema website.  Upon submission of the completed application form, a cardholder has the option to avail the e-PLUS Starter Kit for only Php300.00. Starter kit includes a premium item, an automatic pass to a movie plus a large popcorn and a soda.  Upon completion of registration and payment of the starter kit, the cardholder will receive a personalized e-PLUS Card and  welcome SMS. By validating his/her mobile number, cardholder gets a complimentary movie ticket.

You also get 50% discount on selected movies. Aside from there immediate perks, you also get to earn points and exchange it later for more worthwhile redeemable items.

Point Earning:

1 Regular Digital Ticket = 1 pt
1 Digital 3D Ticket = 3 pts
1 Director's Club Ticket = 4 pts
1 IMAX Hollywood Ticket = 4 pts
P100 worth of Snacks = 1 pt
Get your SM Cinema e-PLUS  Loyalty Card now  and experience exclusive rewards and unlimited surprises. 

SM City’s Supermarket Rocks!

wide array of shopping options at way too cheap prices

The SOX Bloggers were fortunate enough to witness firsthand the grandness and elegance of the newest mall in town, the SM City which opens its doors to the  locals last August 10, 2012. And, true to its name and the general public’s expectations, the SM City’s Supermarket promises and delivers only the best for its customers.

loving the long stretch of international goodies

more counters for prompt and faster shopping transaction

The spacious area offers convenient and comfy shopping at longer mall hours. More importantly, where else can you see a supermarket that brings all the basic home necessities from kitchen to living area with its food and home items, furniture and fixtures all in one haven.
freshly shredded and cut for your convenience

To ensure that customers only get and deserve the freshness and goodness of its fruits, vegetables and raw meat, they provide humidifier and cooling systems that are simply unique and worth applauding.

But, wait! There is more! SM City lives up to its theme of “AT YOUR SERVICE” as it provides a unique SM City’s Customer Advantage Card where exciting promos and giveaways can be won every day. Plus, their welcoming customer aids are evidently present areawide to ensure that your every need can be attended to.  
the welcoming - raw meat attendants with their spit guard for customer's protection

With competitive prices for all their supermarket goodies, shopping at SM City’s supermarket  sure levels up and rocks totally hard!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Enjoy Great Dining Experience @ Pensoy's Grill

Pensoy's Grill Facade; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim
Three (3) weeks ago the old Big Blings Restaurant was reborn to "PENSOY'S GRILL" under the original owners, the Thomas Haw family, of Big Blings with wider food offers with excellent food taste only from the presence of in-house nationally - trained chef. Of course, you won't miss their house specialties of ostrich steak and burger and croco's sisig among others.
crocodile sisig; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim

low - cholesterol ostrich steak; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim

Unlike the old Big Blings where drinking was it's main service, the new Pensoy's Grill offers a new dining experience with their unique menu collection. They house 2 function rooms for conferences or special family occasion that can cater  50 - 100 guests at very affordable packages and a music room at PHP 500.00 consumable hourly rate .
Sarangani Province Vice Governor Steve Solon plays badminton at Big Shot; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim

More importantly, you can fully get more worth from your dining stay with Pensoy's Grill as they offer other sports amenities like the beer pong (table tennis with a twist), Big Shot's badminton or basketball at an hourly rate. Consequently, you and your friends or loved ones can quite have a great bonding time even at budget price.
Great music from BTB (Bulag - Taba - Bayot) Band on Stage; photo credits: Arnel Joshua Lim

They are open from 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and have cool and excellent bands from Monday to Saturday. Did I mention that they serve short orders too?

See you there and enjoy their specialties! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sun Cellular Brings Communication Services to the Next Level

I have been using another telecommunication network for over a decade and even if there are a number of telecommunication lines with various promotions, my loyalty is all glued to this network. But, when budget becomes a pressing issue, my need for a more value - laden communication service becomes more persistent and adamant.

with Sun Cellular VIPs and SOX blogger - friends 

So, a visit to a local Sun Cellular Shop made me realized what I have been wasting on my old telecommunication line. With unlimited texts to other Sun numbers with free hours of call and 500 free texts to other networks for as low as 250.00 among other freebies, what more can I ask for. And, to have the same privileges enjoyed by family members through a group plan, Sun Cellular has become and shall be a personal household name.

And, Sun Cellular doesn't hold its leash tighter on services as it launches its new baby and the entire Filipinos have better reason to shift to Sun.

Read on this official press release from the desk of Sun Cellular Senior Manager for Digital Marketing James Lim.

March 9, 2012


Following its intensified network expansion program, Sun Cellular launched its first salvo of new and better value postpaid plans, the Postpaid Plan 250 initially available in Mindanao.
“Given the immense demand for Sun Cellular’s best-value services in Mindanao, we have specifically chosen the region as our pilot area for this subscription plan offering,” says Ricky Pena, Senior Vice President for Postpaid and New Business.
For only Php250.00 per month, subscribers to this new postpaid plan includes unlimited Sun-to-Sun texts, four hours of Sun-to-Sun calls, 500 texts to other networks plus a free Samsung E1080 phone.  This plan is perfect for those who want to enjoy unlimited texting and still be able to call their friends and loved ones from time to time. Also with the generous allocation of texts to other networks, this plan will also attract those who want to stay in touch but do not want to spend too much.
Sun Cellular has been the preferred choice of over 50% of new postpaid plan subscribers for the past 5 years. Its postpaid subscriber base continues to grow steadily increasing by more than 30% year over year in January of 2012 versus the same period last year.
“This 2012, we are focusing on boosting our network signal strength by augmenting and optimizing our existing cell sites, and taking advantage of synergies with our sister companies in the PLDT Group. Our extensive network strengthening campaign will be complimented with products that best suit the needs of the locals in the areas we are expanding to,” Pena revealed.
Pena also expressed his confidence on the widened coverage in Mindanao. “As we move to further establishing a more extensive network, our subscribers in Mindanao may now enjoy our best-value postpaid plans in areas where before we were not present,” he adds. “This will also benefit customers in other areas outside Mindanao as they can now get in touch with their family and other loved ones in the new areas we are now in using their Sun Cellular lines.”
 The first wave of these network enhancement efforts are now being felt in the areas of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Camiguin, Zamboanga, Tawi-Tawi, Dinagat Island, Compostella Valley, Sulu, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Davao del Sur, among others.
Sun Cellular is a member of the PLDT Group.