Teacher’s Sports Fest: Enjoy the best of both sports with new “SunPiology” Bike-Run Event

The highly-anticipated annual fun run organized by Sun Life Financial Philippines, will soon cater to both running and cycling enthusiasts, as it evolves into a two-fold event dubbed Sunpiology Duo.

Sun Life Cycle PH @BGC and Sun Life Resolution Run.


Sun Life Cycle PH
November 18, 2017
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Organizers: Sunrise Events, Inc.

Sun Life will be mounting the event in partnership with  which is known for its flagship projects that focus on race organization and sports tourism. The contract signing between the two companies was held recently in Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, Sunrise Founder Wilfred Uytengsu, and Sunrise General Manager Princess Galura in attendance.


“We recognize cycling’s growing popularity in the Philippines, and this is our share in helping encourage more people to get into the sport,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Just as it is in our fun run, Sun Life Cycle PH will cater to different ages and will offer different categories.”

Sun Life Cycle PH seven categories:

  • Tricycle Ride (100 meters for 2-3 year olds),
  • Kids’ Ride (500 meters for 4-5 year olds),
  • Family Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 year olds with adult companion)
  • Solo Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 years old)
  • Short Distance Ride (20km for 10 years old and above.
  • Long Distance Ride (40km for 10 years old and above).

A charity category called Bid2Bike lets the fans of Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Inigo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and other Star Magic celebrities, bid for a chance to bike alongside their idols, an exclusive photo souvenir, and have their jersey signed. For cycling enthusiasts, they can bid to ride with legend Robbie McEwen

The Sun Life Resolution Run
January 20, 2018
3k, 5k, and 10k categories
Organizers: RunRio Race Organizers


It features an obstacle course that illustrates the steps to prevent diabetes, like watching what you eat and why exercise is important. More details will be revealed in the coming months, which includes an expanded payment facility like PayPal and DragonPay.

Interested to do both Sunpiology Duo events? Sign up for Sun Life CyclePH @BGC and get P100 off Sun Life Resolution Run registration fees. Registration for both races is now open at www.sunpiology.com.


Promoting physical fitness, supporting worthwhile causes Sunpiology Duo will likewise retain its charitable components, where it will continue to raise funds for the different causes it has been supporting for the past seven years. These include the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic’s chosen charities.

Moreover, Sunpiology Duo will continue to be a star-studded happening, with Star Magic celebrities, as well as ambassadors of Sun Life’s wellness community GoWell, expected to participate.

The Sunpiology list of sponsors are also growing every year, staring with the following partners for Sun Life Cycleph @BGC: F2P, Powerade, Rudy Project, Cignal, Philippine Star, 2Go, Alcopllus, and Garmin.

“With Sunpiology Duo, we can now cater to even more Filipinos who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey and contribute to worthwhile causes while at it,” Lopa said. “It’s surely going to be an exciting event. We look forward to seeing our Sunpiology regulars, and we’re also eager to welcome those who will be joining us for the first time.”

For updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter. Visit www.sunpiology.com for registration details.

Teacher Eats: Millennial Moms joined Wilkins with “Mommyhood 101”

Being a mother is no easy feat. I know that because as a second mom to my students, I see their journey filled with highs and lows. Rewarding as it may be, it can also be very overwhelming. This is why moms need all the help and support they can get.


To show their support for women on their journey to motherhood, Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water hosted a Moms Light Group Discussion, gathering fifty millennial moms at the Manila House in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

“The Wilkins Moms Light Group Discussion is our way of giving back to moms everywhere who have helped us become the most trusted water brand. We want them to feel our drops of expert care every step of the way,” shared Stephan Czypionka, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing.

Modern moms celebrate motherhood and get drops of expert care from Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water during the Light Group Discussion at the Manila House in BGC.

Highlight of the event was Mommyhood 101, a discussion facilitated by life coach, Rissa Singson Kapweng, wherein the millennial moms were encouraged to share their stories of challenges, rewards and their own experiences on what it means to be a modern mom.

The light and easy vibe among the group drew out lots of interesting stories and insights as the moms felt comfy in the presence of people who knew their similar struggles, along with Wilkins providing drops of expert care throughout the event.

Millennial moms listen as life coach, Rissa Singson Kawpeng, shares expert mommyhood tips at the Wilkins Moms Light Group Discussion.


Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water, the #1 most trusted water brand by moms and recommended by pediatricians, gives millennial moms the freedom to enjoy motherhood as well as their many other roles, without risking the safety of their babies.

The Wilkins Moms Light Group Discussion gave the participants an opportunity to express their feelings about challenges and motivations, share motherhood tips and learn from each other’s experiences. The discussion was able to foster support and trust among the millennial moms.

Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water aims to uphold the same trust that mothers have given them by providing drops of expert care, ensuring moms everywhere of the safest quality drinking water for their family.

Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water is available in leading convenience stores and supermarkets nationwide. It comes in 330ml, 500ml, 1L, 5L, and 7L sizes. Follow the Wilkins Water facebook page for more updates. #






Teacher’s Entertainment Posts: How “Entertainment Tonight” make Hollywood News Fun and in Good Vibes?

It’s one thing for reporters to ask celebrities about a few sensational tidbits—breakups, pregnancies, maybe some harmless gossip—to drum up interest for a simple promotional story; it’s another when they start asking questions that put the hapless star in a “bad light.”

Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier

Many famous personalities from actor Robert De Niro to pop singer Justin Bieber have had their share of cringe-worthy interviews that they’ve claimed to have made them feel upset. While it’s sometimes unclear why celebrities go on an outburst or walk out of an interview, there have been instances when questions got way too personal or were just plain provocative.

Bad celebrity interviews offer a valuable lesson in prudence: the best questions are perceptive, not intrusive. Let’s take a look at a few awkward moments that stars had to endure due to an interview gone astray:

Nicki Minaj

Hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj shut down an interviewer after the latter suggested that the singer “thrived on drama.” The remark followed the “ghostwriting feud” between co-label Drake and now ex-boyfriend Meek Mill, as well as the growing tension between rappers Lil Wayne and Young Thug.

Minaj was not having it: “What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama?” The furious songstress lashed out calling the interviewer “disrespectful” for “put(ting) down a woman for something that men do” before cutting the session short. The interviewer herself acknowledged her mistake: “Even though I had no intention of putting her down as a small-minded or a silly woman, she was right to call me out.”

Robert Downey Jr.

A promotional interview for the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron went awry for Robert Downey Jr. when questions started plumbing into the superstar’s supposed “dark periods.”

The reporter cited Downey’s past interviews where the actor had opened up about his relationship with his father as well as his former bout with substance abuse. By then Downey looked quite distressed in his seat, but the interviewer went on: “I just wondered whether you think you’re free of all that, or whether that’s still something…”

Downey didn’t let him finish: “I’m sorry, what are we doing?” He ended the interview abruptly then walked out saying, “It’s getting a little Diane Sawyer in here,” much to the reporter’s regret.

Cara Delevingne

A morning show began an interview on a shaky note with British fashion model and rising star Cara Delevingne after introducing her as “Carla”—twice—during a promotional segment for the movie Paper Towns.

The awkward start got worse after one of the anchors asked her if she had been “too busy” to read the book before taking on the role. Delevingne initially responded with a bite of sarcasm: “Uh, no I never read the book, or the script. I kind of winged it,” before saying she did read the book and thought it was amazing.

A second host then asked if she would have found it easier to focus if her schedule wasn’t so hectic. Visibly confused, the actress replied: “No, I don’t know where that comes from,” then saying “I love what I do . . . I’ve wanted to do this since I was young, so it’s not too hard.”

Things soon fell south when the anchors blasted Delevingne’s attitude by saying she looked “more excited” in other interviews and seemed a little “irritated,” eventually suggesting she “go take a little nap, maybe get a Red Bull.” In the actress words, that just went “too far.”

Balancing curiosity with tact

Interviews need not be provocative to spark excitement. Celebrity news like Entertainment Tonight show how this is done by delivering the hottest scoop while maintaining a fun vibe to keep the atmosphere light and the story flowing.

For the latest on the today’s most talked-about celebrities, catch the Entertainment Tonight first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment, Mondays to Fridays at 8:30PM, express from the U.S.

Follow RTL CBS Entertainment at www.facebook.com/RTLCBSEntertainment/, @RTLCBSEntertain on Twitter, and @RTLCBSEntertainment on Instagram for more updates.


Teacher Eats: Ramen and Izakaya Experience at #Butamaru at it’s Ortigas Branch

For all the Ortigas people out there, I know you want to eat out EVERY SINGLE DAY. With all the hard day’s/night’s/graveyard’s work, one of our comfort side of the day is to eat out. That’s why the “Metrowalk” and many food restos around it like “The Yard” keeps on booming. With all the competitions and food gimiks every restos, you may want to try something more important than cute design and cheap food thrills: GOOD QUALITY TASTE.


I discovered Butamaru’s newest branch located at Technopoint One, Ortigas Home Depot, and it’s goal is to give its loyal ramen-hungry patrons a much more accessible dining option. Looking at the interior details that diners have come to know and love from their Alabang branch – the long Japanese-style dining counter, the minimalist wooden furniture, down to the photo collage backdrop that gives a glimpse of the experience you’re about to enjoy.



I don’t have too much knowledge when it comes to Ramen and Izakaya, but Butamaru’s dishes and history makes me understand it better. It claim to fame is its sinfully decadent, slow-roasted, melt-in-your-mouth round pork belly slices swimming in a soulful sixteen-hour tonkotsu broth, creating a harmonious, perfectly balanced flavor. The noodles are hand-made using techniques and specifications passed down by Master Artisan Sugimura of Menko Noodle Company. 


The Shoyu ramen is a tried-and-tested classic that’s become synonymous with the branch but if you want something a bit lighter, the Shio is an excellent choice. For diners seeking a spicy kick to each slurp, the Tantanmen or Curry Tantanmen is perfect for you. A popular choice in the Ortigas branch is Kaisen ramen – one of Butamaru’s newest creation that combines perfectly cooked seafood with a hearty umami-filled broth.




Aside from serving their savory and heartwarming ramen, Butamaru’s newest concept incorporates an extensive izakaya selection to complete your Japanese dining experience. Executive Chef Jerome Lim meticulously crafted and curated Butamaru’s izakaya menu, combining traditional Japanese fare with exciting new flavors. Kushiyaki favorites like Gyu Kushi, Yakitori, Buta Bara (pork belly), Tori Kawa (chicken skin) and Shiitake mushroom sticks are available while lesser known options like Kamo Kushi (duck breast) are offered as well.



For those looking for some crunch, their Katsu Gyozayaki, Ebi Mayo, Toriten and Supearibu Karai are sure to satisfy that craving.




Make sure to try their Kimchi Chashu Tacos as well as Spicy Tuna Tacos as well for a unique explosion of flavors with every bite.



Of course the izakaya experience wouldn’t be complete without alcohol. Butamaru Ortigas has an ample selection of local and imported beers, spirits, and Japanese-inspired cocktails.

During our stay at Butamaru in Ortigas, I learned 3 things about this resto that you should discover for yourselves:

1. Their ingredients are fresh and made from scratch

From the ramen noodles to the their gyoza, they intentionally made it from scratch. Executive Chef Jerome Lim shared to us how to make our own gyoza for fun and see how they meticulously choose their ingredients right.



2. Their Ramen Dishes is Something to Look Forward to…LITERALLY.

Their Ramen dishes are inspired from their learning experience in Japan. More than just serving people the usual ramen, Butamaru make it authentic and fresh. I love how they served me their very own Kaizen “seafood ramen”. It is fresh, hot and very good in taste. My fellow bloggers loved their own ramen they ordered and that’s a positive note to look forward when you visit.


3.  The Quality of Service is LEGIT!

One thing that can make a customer go back is not just the food itself, it’s the service of their staff and chefs. The hospitality and good service of Butamaru staff and it’s executive is something amazed me. And I like how they can interact with you with their warm Japanese greetings and service, giving me a #JapanFeels.

Vlog for Butamaru Ortigas is here:

For more mouth-watering experience, you an visit Butamaru Ortigas is located at G/F, Ortigas Technopoint One (Upper Deck), Ortigas Home Depot, Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig. Phone number: 6359246, e-mail: ortigas@butamaruramen.com. You can also find Butamaru Ortigas on Facebook and Instagram under @butamaruortigas


Teacher’s Beauty Picks: A Stylish Destination for the Male Grooming Generation “Sports Barbers” is now open at SM Mall of Asia:

For all the men out there, I believe that you deserve some lovin’ with your hair too! With pompadours on the rise, man-buns making its way on the street, perfectly trimmed beards and facial hair making an appearance, it’s safe to say that male grooming is finally getting the attention it deserves.  Women are more attracted with men who have complete swag, that includes having a nice hair style. 

But while men will admittedly make more effort by way of aesthetics, the process of getting the right look still prompts them to demand the simplicity and straightforwardness of traditional barbershops.

“Most women like being whisked away to a secluded world of pampering for their beauty treatments. The same can’t be said for men—most guys expect an efficient and clear-cut service—but not at the expense of style,” explains Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Sports Barbers Barbershop.


This gave way to a new breed of barbershops—one that delivers the kind of service that they expect; one that essentially gives a modern take on an old classic. And while there have been a few cropping up here and there, none have been more accessible or as successful in providing the stylish sense that today’s grooming generation seeks than Sports Barbers.

With 13 branches all over the country, Sports Barbers recreates the traditional concept of your go-to neighbourhood barbershop and offers a destination that is modern and stylish yet stays true to what men have been used to.

Its ambience and service, strongly anchored on its team’s ability to provide everything from on-trend cuts to classic styles, is a compelling reminder of inherent masculine values—adventure, straightforwardness, humour and at the end of the day, natural good looks (as opposed to self-conscious preening).


The entire concept of Sports Barbers is to deliver the best cuts for clients, inspired by traditional hairstyles and the most stylish men. The brand’s crop of barber-stylists, a term derived from the fusion of Vidal Sassoon trained cutting and styling mixed with the efficient sensibilities of old-school barbers, mean clients can confidently step into any branch and emerge looking as dapper and effortlessly good as they can be.


“The idea is to create a go-to destination for men where they can expect the reliable, time-honoured techniques of traditional barbering and yet know they are in the hand of people who will be able to tell the difference between a short sides with brush top versus buzz crop or a pompadour versus a slick back,” ends Amaro.


Sports Barbers Barbershop has locations in UP Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Clark, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Bicutan, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod and its newest brand SM Mall of Asia.

To know more, like Facebook.com/sportsbarbersph; Twitter.com/sbbarbershop; Instagram.com/sbbarbershop.
Book your appointments today: 0915-5067655