Coming soon–my fun cameo in ‘Coming Soon’ | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

“COMING Soon” stars Nix Alanon, Sea Princess, Rajo Laurel, Tim Yap, Liz Uy, JM Rodriguez, producer Neil Arce, Laureen Uy, Solenn Heussaff
“COMING Soon” stars Nix Alanon, Sea Princess, Rajo Laurel, Tim Yap, Liz Uy, JM Rodriguez, producer Neil Arce, Laureen Uy, Solenn Heussaff

I recently got the opportunity to grace the big screen, in a movie called “Coming Soon.” I do a cameo in a fashion show scene, one of several ladies in the audience watching lead star Andi Eigenmann walk down the ramp.


Although we had no speaking parts, sexy Divine Lee and I had to act as we did our dramatic “walk-out” scene.


One of the best parts of being in a movie is always the star-studded, red carpet premiere night. “Coming Soon” had its premiere at Greenbelt Cinema. It was great to mingle with my co-scene stars Cristalle Henares, Liz Uy, Tim Yap, Rajo Laurel and Mond Gutierrez.


RAJO Laurel, Sea Princess, Raymond Gutierrez

Ultra-HD TV


Watching movies continues to be a great way to while away a couple of hours. I recently attended the launch of a TV so big that watching movies on it will rival watching movies in a theater.


Samsung launched a new 85-inch Ultra High Definition TV at the Metropolitan Museum early this month. This TV redefines big. Amby Navarro-Molina, head of Samsung’s consumer electronics product marketing team, introduced the super-clear and super-big TV to the super crowd at the launch.


Among the amazing features of such groundbreaking technology are the pixels—3940 x 2160 in total. Gosh, the screen clarity was just amazing; just watching the demo shows showing cooking images made me hungry!

DAEJOONG Kim, Daphne Osena-Paez, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Rissa Mananquil, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation unit head for digital home appliances Joey Hidalgo


And TVs today do more than just project images. The Smart Interaction feature lets viewers watch their favorite TV shows in utmost comfort, as it allows gesture and voice control for total ease in content access. Mounted on an easel-like stand, the unit also looks more like a work of art.


It was truly fitting that the launch was held at the Metropolitan Museum, next to the other contemporary works of art on display. Samsung has also generously supported the museum and its stable of young, talented artists.


SAMSUNG Electronic Philippines Corp. marketing director Benjie Jimenez, Sea Princess, Samsung Electronic Philippines Corporation Corporate marketing head Chiqui Torres-Tan, Daphne Osena-Paez, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Rissa Mananquil

Technology redefined


Samsung continues to redefine the technology in so many of the things we come into contact with every day. Samsung Digital Home Appliances is one good example. Who else but Samsung would put so much tech into white goods?


But the innovation of the company is truly paying off. Modern families who use the tech in their Samsung Digital Home Appliances are able to save time and, thus, get to spend more quality time together.


During the dealer’s launch at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City, Samsung unveiled the latest innovations in home appliances with Daejoong Kim, business unit adviser for Samsung Digital Appliances, and Joey Hidalgo, business unit head, welcoming dealers and media.


SHU Uemura’s artistic director Kakuyasu Uchide, Sea Princess

A virtual tour of the Samsung Home gave valuable pointers on how modern families could improve their household, save energy and gain better wellness in the process. For example, the Samsung Digital Air Conditioner can provide cool, germ-free air with its patented virus detector technology that immobilizes and deactivates bacteria.


Samsung’s Smart Inverter Technology makes its appliances 60-percent more energy-efficient; and the Smart Wi-Fi means these goods can be controlled remotely from virtually anywhere with Internet connection.


With its new features, the Samsung Washing Machine is the top in its class. Its Wobble Technology is gentle on fabrics yet tough on washing performance. Combined with the all-new active Breeze detergent from Unilever, laundry is now a breeze, pun intended.


Even the vacuum cleaner has been reworked. The Samsung Digital Vacuum has Super Twin Chamber technology that can hold more dirt for better cleaning. In the kitchen, Samsung’s Digital Microwave and Digital Inverter Refrigerator are the twin stars, working side by side to make the modern kitchen truly efficient.

DIVINE Lee, Sea Princess


But tech just doesn’t rock me as much as make-up. I get my simple pleasures from new lipstick colors and fun, bright, eyeshadows.


Makeup milestone


Shu Uemura, the number one Japanese make-up and skincare brand, celebrated its 30th year globally, and its 10th successful year in the country. Gracing the milestone celebration was the brand’s international artistic director, Kakuyasu Uchide.


Launching his very own “eye-conic” collection, Uchide demonstrated his make-up tips and techniques. The zealous support and unwavering loyalty of Shu Uemura fanatics impressed the make-up maven.


SAMSUNG endorser James Younghusband with the Samsung UHD TV

Manila’s most prominent fashion and beauty editors, celebrities and fashion icons flocked to Mango Tree at Bonifacio Global City, in their best ’60s looks, lending an energetic but retro ambiance to the place. Shu Uemura brand manager Nina Solano thanked guests for their continuous patronage and talked briefly about the greatness of the brand. An exciting live make-up show followed, hosted by Tim Yap.


The 10 best all-time looks of Shu Uemura, re-created by internationally accredited make-up artists, were demonstrated by the international artistic director himself. The first look was 1968 Flaggy, presented by make-up artist Patrick Alcober, and the last was 2013 Eye-conic by Kakuyasu Uchide.


The impressive make-up exhibition showcased Uchide’s newest, artistically designed and ’60s-inspired “eye-conic” collection. Uchide only included two Southeast Asian countries in his tour—Singapore and the Philippines.


JIM Paredes by the 85” Samsung UHD TV

What I really love about Shu is that it perfectly combines make-up and art.


Another fave I never tire of is accessories. For my one-stop-shop fix, I head to Firma in Greenbelt 3, the venerable outlet owned by the dynamic duo, Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre.


Young jewelry designer Angela Angeles recently launched her second collection “Sea Goddess” at Firma. The collection is made of baroque and fresh water pearls, mother-of-pearl, kamagong wood and semi-precious stones and crystals. She also displayed and sold some watercolor art pieces.


Aside from some of Angela’s pieces, I got several pieces of home décor and room scents at the shop. Big and small purchases can make anyone smile.



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