Penshoppe App: Your Guide To Everyday Fashion

The long wait is over! Staying in fashion has never been easier. Penshoppe goes mobile as they launch the much-anticipated PENSHOPPE APP!

Whenever we don't have operations for Shibusa 渋さ, my nights usually revolve around binge-watching Kdrama or browsing through online shopping applications. But for the latter, I only shop from brands that I'm familiar with. There have been cases of expectations versus reality with other shops, on top of size, fabric, and delivery issues.

Thank heavens, the Penshoppe App is finally here!

Keep yourself up to speed with the latest trends in casual fashion. These are what you can expect from the Penshoppe App:

Updated with the latest collections, right as they come out!

Store Locator
In case you'd like to try the clothes on first.

Wish List
To make you feel more inspired to save up for that dazzling piece!

MyPenshoppe Loyalty Program
Where you can enjoy perks like for every P10.00 earns you 1 point, which can be used to redeem P100.00 e-vouchers for your next shopping spree!

Even if they just launched the app, Penshoppe is already working on more features. Soon, this can be used to register online for promos, get first dibs on the next launches, or even gain entry to exclusive Penshoppe events.

Download the Penshoppe App now! Available in Appstore and Google Play for FREE! :)

We Got This by Toby's + An Exclusive Promo

"We got this!" 

This has been our mantra whenever we're bound for something big and challenging. And to be honest, those three words really work for me.

Now, Toby's Sports used these encouraging words as part of their national campaign to promote sports and an active lifestyle. "We Got This" highlights an individual's journey to achieve success in whatever sport or fitness activity he takes on.

They released a compelling video that examines the mental and physical hardships - from aching, calloused body to a state of frustration and self-doubt - upon which every success story is written. I'm sure you can relate to the scenes, too!

“When you take on a new challenge or set a new goal for yourself in the realm of sports and fitness, you undergo several hurdles that make you want to give up. #WeGotThis is our rally cry to keep them going; to let them know that as the leader in the sports industry, Toby’s Sports is not just here to provide them with the right gear, but to also give them the support they need to succeed. Simply put, we have their backs every step of the way,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc., the parent company of Toby’s Sports. 

Aside from "We Got This", Toby's Sports has also officially launched its e-commerce site, where customers can have the best shopping experience from the Filipinos' favorite sports retailer, even beyond mall hours! :) At, we can browse through product information and photos, and shop unique sizes without having to go from store to store.

The best part? If you need to return products, you may do so via your nearest Toby's Sports store or LBC branch.


In line with the new campaign, Toby's Sports' online store will be giving away limited edition #WeGotThis statement shirts to its first 100 customers today. Hurry and click this before stocks run out!

About Quorum Group of Companies
Quorum Group of Companies (QGC) has been at the forefront of the Philippine sports industry since its establishment in 1978. Over the course of 39 years, QGC has expanded its interests into specialty retail and distribution. QGC’s retail arm, which operates under Quorum International Inc., has four brands under its belt—Toby’s Sports, a sporting goods store; RUNNR, a running specialty store; Urban Athletics, a cutting edge sneaker and street wear store; and Move, a fitness specialty store. QGC’s distribution arm, Sports Resources Inc., is the exclusive distributor of a wide array of top international sports brands in the Philippines.

About Toby’s Sports
Toby’s Sports is the leading multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, having delivered the best in sports and fitness products to millions of Filipinos for 39 years. Established in 1979, Toby’s Sports is included in the Hall of Fame of Most Outstanding Retailers by the Philippine Retailers Association. Toby’s Sports, which now carries over 100,000 items from 150 trusted brands in various sports, currently operates over 50 stores across the Philippines, as well as an ecommerce store ( Toby’s Sports is part of the retail arm of Quorum Group of Companies. For more information on Toby’s Sports, follow us in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

NOTE: Toby’s Sports and the Toby’s Sports logo are service marks of Quorum Group of Companies.

7 New Dishes to Try at Amici

Amici is definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants since high school - whether with friends (before night-outs) or with family (after hearing Sunday masses). If you're set to dine there anytime soon, don't forget to order their newest dishes! I swear I loved Amici even more after tasting those!

Spinach Artichoke (P285.00)
Irresistible appetizer! Deo and I couldn't stop munching on these parmesan coated pizza crust wedges, served with creamy spinach artichoke dip. Yuuum!

Bacon & Cheese Gnocchi (P368.00)
NEW FAVORITE: Gnocchi (pronounced as Nyokki) is a traditional Italian style pasta pillow made of potato. Amici's gnocchi pasta is homemade from scratch!

Honestly, I haven't had any gnocchi dishes from other restaurants yet, but I'm totally coming back for this!!

The Italian Burger (P368.00)
How can you go wrong with this choice? Their beef patty is mixed with Italian sausage and seasonings, topped with fried onion rings, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato between butter toasted brioche buns. An order comes with a side of potato wedge fries!

Pasta Nero (P398.00)
I find other squid ink pasta dishes too strong, but Amici's version has just the right balance. Pasta Nero has squid ink and pomodoro sauce mixed with spaghetti, topped with crunchy calamari and garlic aioli.

Spicy Italian Sausage Pizza (P468.00)
This is recommended only for those with higher spiciness tolerance. High five! They serve this pizza with honey on the side to make it more palate-friendly.

Seafood Diablo (P378.00)
A sure delight for seafood lovers! It's a plate full of clams, scallops, tomato and cream sauce on spaghetti, sauteed with chili flakes and chili oil. 

Bistecca Striploin Steak (P795.00)
I'm sure my dad will love this mouthwatering dish! Don't get overwhelmed with the price, as this, too, is good for sharing! You can choose among two sides: rice pilaf, baked potatoes, mixed vegetables, or sauteed mushrooms.

Aaand finally, dessert! In case you didn't know, Amici and Caramia are under one group! If you haven't tried their gelato offers yet, then you're missing out big time!

Matcha Gelato and Salted Caramel Gelato (P90.00 per scoop)
I finished my cup of Salted Caramel Gelato even if I'm not a huge fan of sweets. So mark my word, this is truly good! :p

Thanks so much, Amici, for the great feast!

Visit Amici at the following branches:
Tomas Morato | Alabang Town Center | SM Megamall | Ayala Triangle Gardens | Greenhills | SM North EDSA The Block | Venice Piazza

Tickles | Gift Ideas for as low as Php29.00

I was literally smiling like a kid while strolling around Tickles last week! Indeed, happiness has always been the brand's guiding principle since 1979!

North people, rejoice! Tickles has opened their new flagship branch at SM North EDSA! This is definitely your one-stop shop for quirky items and fun knick-knacks. Scroll down for my favorite finds and gift ideas below P1,000!

Starting off with this PUGTATO CHIPS pillow. My heart must not melt... oh my gosh.

This coming Mother's Day (or Father's Day in June), you can reward your folks with a sash! I'm sure your parents will love to flaunt this everywhere!

Inspire yourselves to save up! They have a lot of cute designs and purposes to choose from - like for wedding, travel, shopping, and more.

No boyfriend/girlfriend? No problem! Go ahead and cling with these until you fall asleep! Hahaha!

For your BFFs: Unicorn stuffed toy (or choose from other characters in their racks)

Best P80.00 deal ever - Ballpen with Fan! You can get one for yourself, and a lot more for your whole neighborhood! :p

Make your rooms more alive with these hanging toys!

Bought these nautical decors for my bedside table! The lighthouse serves as a candle holder, by the way! I feel more inspired to work because of these. :)

Note that this is a bit above P1,000, but can delight your hearts for life!

Aaand my ultimate MVP (Most Valuable Pillow, haha) - this big chicken which reminds me of my favorite fastfood chain :p I'm sure you know how much I love Jollibee! Hahaha!

Oh, and I also scored these, not over P60.00:
Memo Pad Post It - P55.00
Dove Facial Cleansing Wipes - P52.00
Pink Feather Pen - P40.00
Hair Ties (Assorted) - P29.00

From wacky food-themed plushies and witty pillows, to funny eye masks, they know exactly what will tickle the fancy of the Pinoy market. You'll find affordable gifts which relate to someone's interests - whether it be a pig or a panda, plushie, pillow, phone case, and hugot items!

Go ahead and shop from Tickles! They're located at SM North EDSA, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall, SM Megamall A, TriNoma, UP Town Center, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Robinson's Place Manila, and Ayala Center Cebu.

Thank you, Tickles, for the lovely shopping experience!