Win A Week’s Worth of Diet Diva Meals For You And Your Loved One

Today’s my wedding anniversary with Jim. Can you believe it?! It’s been one year since that beautiful day in Baguio where I agreed to share the rest of my life with him.

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Aside from the kilig and sheer happiness from watching our official same day edit video, I have to admit I was so shocked at how trim I looked. HAHAHA. Watching that part where we were exchanging vows tapos naka-side view ako, I was so distracted… PAYAT NG ARMS KO what the heck. Hahahahahaha. A big part of my healthier lifestyle is my Jim buddy (get it, gym buddy?) who keeps motivating and encouraging me to make exercise a part of my routine. I give him the occasional “UGH LEAVE ME ALONE” outbursts (which he doesn’t deserve at all, I’m sorry!!) but for the most part I am so grateful for his support.

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Another huge part of my fitness journey is Diet Diva and if you follow me on social media, you would know that because I post it as much as I can. Sometimes I forget to take a picture because I just wolf it down right away. I blogged how Diet Diva helped me slim down for my wedding day, if you’d like to check it out.

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As a treat for you guys, I am giving away a week’s worth of Diet Diva meals for you and a loved one. Initially my giveaway was only for married/engaged couples but some of you protested and, well, I heard you!

Here’s the deal:

This is for you and your Diet Diva buddy! It can be a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner, best friend, beshie weshie, mars, roomie, bro, mom, pop, whatever — just as long as that person is living under the same roof as you because whoever wins will get both sets of meals delivered to only one doorstep. Got it? Good!

What you have to do:

  • Upload a photo on Instagram showing you and your #DietDivaBuddy and how you help each other stay fit and healthy!
  • Make sure to include the hashtag #DietDivaDuo in your caption and tag @dietdivaph on the photo!
  • Please just post one entry per person!
  • Together with my friends from Diet Diva, we’ll choose a winner by the end of this week and you’ll get your meals from Feb 1-5.

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Optional:

If your partner is a guy who cannot live on 1,200 calories a day, he has the option to try out Diet Diva’s version for men who need about 1,800-2000 calories a day: Lean Machine. Finally, a diet delivery service for men! If you want to go for this option, please include the hashtag #DietDivaXLeanMachine in your caption!

Go post your photos, can’t wait to go through them!! Visit dietdiva.ph for more information on the metro’s multi-awarded and most trusted diet delivery service!

♥,
Saab

The Farm at San Benito

Let me start off this post by saying: I have the best sister in the world.

For my birthday last year, which I share with her, she and her boyfriend Robby gave me vouchers for an overnight stay at The Farm. She knows how much Jim and I have been wanting to go there and she got me the best gift ever when I wasn’t even expecting anything! Of course I had nothing for her because I’m such a crappy sister… Hahaha joke lang, I’m the best in other ways naman (I hope) but oh my goodness I felt terrible. That’s because birthdays have never really been a big deal for me – I really have to drag myself to celebrate it with friends and family. It wasn’t right of me to assume everybody else doesn’t care either. I swear I will step it up this year.

Maxx, take note: DON’T GET ME ANYTHING THIS YEAR PLEASE. Gift mo na sa akin na makabawi ako hehehe. So we booked our overnight stay this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary a few days earlier (our anniversary is tomorrow, January 24).

The Farm is a wellness resort and spa located at San Benito, Batangas. Maxx and Robby got us a Narra Pool Villa similar to the one they stayed in last year. The moment we stepped inside, I said to Jim, “we are not worthy.” Hahaha. Look at how beautiful the place was.

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Still working while on Holiday hehe
Still working while on Holiday hehe

We did a lot of walking around The Farm but we didn’t come close to exploring all of its 50 hectares. The place has been around for 15 years and its been open to the public for 12. On our first night we got a skin kayud treatment at their healing sanctuary, about a 7-minute walk from our villa.

Then we had dinner at ALIVE! restaurant where they serve all vegan meals. My favorite is the mushroom broccoli pasta – make sure to try it if you find yourself at The Farm. I don’t think I could ever become vegan but it was nice to experience it for 2 days.

I wanted to take home this robe in our room. Isn't it chic??
I wanted to take home this robe in our room. Isn’t it chic?? I look like a samurai.

The next day we had a very yummy set breakfast. First we had a huge seasonal fruit platter, followed by granola cereal, and our choice of main course.

Jim got the quinoa pancakes
Jim got the quinoa pancakes
I had the malunggay empanada
I had the malunggay empanada

Both were VERY delicious, Jim even said the quinoa pancakes were the best pancakes he’d ever tasted. I had a bite and I can’t disagree.

We took a nap after breakfast. I woke up 2 hours later and I saw Jim working on his laptop. I said, “Uy, grabe, solid ng nap ko!”

“Oo nga eh grabe ka mag-snore.”

“What?? Oh my gosh, sorry!”

“It’s okay. Soothing naman ang sound ng whale eh.”

HAHAHA THAT BASTARD!!! I asked, “DID YOU JUST CALL ME A WHALE??” and he hugged me and answered, “No, I said you SOUND like a whale.” Hahaha. I love this guy.

We took a dip in the beautiful temperature-controlled pool.

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"Stop taking pictures and swim!!"
“Stop taking pictures and swim!!”

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Of course I said, “HELLO, YOU HAVE TO TAKE PICTURES OF ME!!”

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In fair, si Jim nag-direct sa akin to take this picture.
In fair, si Jim nag-direct sa akin to take this picture.

We went back to the healing sanctuary to get a their signature Filipino hilot massage

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I’m in love with their petal arrangements

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Had a late lunch before checking out

Vegan sausage
Vegan sausage

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We enjoyed our stay immensely especially with the helpful staff and crew. They were always smiling and they seemed to really love what they do. Who wouldn’t be happy to live in such a paradise? We’ll definitely make plans to go back. It was an amazing retreat and we want to try more of the treatments they have to offer.

Check out www.thefarmatsanbenito.com for more information.

Thanks again, Maxx and Robby. You guys are the best.

♥,
Saab

Movie Club: February 2016

Hello, friends. Currently at a beautiful villa in San Benito, Batangas to celebrate our wedding anniversary. But Jim and I have set aside some time to get some work done and here I am trying to fulfill my once-a-day blogging ritual. I know I’ve missed a few days already gahhh but I’m trying.

Let’s be as random as we can be: I wanna share some movies coming out in February. The list will be in chronological order according to their US release dates. You may click the titles to watch the trailers!

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all. (source)

YES: I know Lily James from Downton Abbey but she is more famous for her title role in the recent Cinderella movie (haven’t seen it, sorry). I like her and I love her name. It’s Harry Potter’s parents. Her real-life boyfriend, Matt Smith (Doctor Who), is also in the film. Also, Queen Cersei is in this movie.
NO: I did NOT like the 300 sequel that Queen Cersei (lol like she doesn’t have a real name) was part of. Horrible trailer, this has a huge chance of sucking.

HAIL, CAESAR!

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Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capital Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix. (source)

YES: Coen Brothers. All-star cast. Awesome story.
NO: N/A

DEADPOOL

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Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (source)

YES: I love Ryan Reynolds. Looks like it’s gonna be fun! Definitely a must-see. Plus, TJ Miller (Silicon Valley) is in it!
NO: He may be under pressure to redeem himself after the Green Lantern disaster. I felt like there were too many jokes crammed into the trailer. Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know!

HOW TO BE SINGLE

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YES: It’s got a lot of people I like in it. Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans, Jr.
NO: It’s got Rebel Wilson in it. She has literally never made me laugh.

ZOOLANDER 2

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Based on the novel of the same name, an author writing a book about bachelorettes becomes entangled in an international affair while conducting hands-on research abroad. The author and her friends are single New Yorkers who would all much rather be in committed relationships. On a whim, Julie, the writer, decides to write a book about the experiences of single women around the world. She takes a leave of absence from her job as a publicist, jets off to France, and encounters a man named Thomas, who is in an open marriage. Even as she continues her travels to other countries, Julie longs for Thomas, who meets up with her again in Bali, jump-starting a torrid affair. While Julie is off seeing the world, her friends are back in New York, growing closer to each other as their lives develop in wild ways. (source)

YES: It’s Zoolander 2. Yes yes yes.
NO: Just crossing my fingers it won’t try so hard.

GODS OF EGYPT

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YES: Might be so bad it’s good?
NO: Will probably be so bad.

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY

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A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption. (source)

YES: Michelle Yeoh. Netflix.
NO: It’s in English. What the heck was that trailer? What was that horrible music? Why is it in English?? Also, I miss Chow Yun Fat and Zhang Ziyi. What are they up to now?

TRIPLE 9

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In “Triple 9,” a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (source)

YES: AWESOME CAST. This looks so bad ass. Now that’s good trailer music. I like how they didn’t completely explain everything in the trailer like how other movies give everything away. Also, KATE WINSLET!
NO: Can’t think of any.

What movies are you looking forward to? Did I miss anything coming out next month? Okay, gonna get a massage now! Hehe. Good night!

♥,
Saab

Making A Procrastinator

Last week was the start of a lazy streak. UGH. It all began on Saturday when I found I had absolutely nowhere to be. I had some stuff I could have worked on at home but I kept using “it’s a weekend” as an excuse. So after waking up late because we had a gig the previous night, Jim had already come home from playing basketball and I felt horrible for not having done anything at all. I figured, might as well make this a lazy day! So we turned on Netflix and started watching the Netflix original docu-series, Making A Murderer. Oh. My. Goodness.

Do yourself a favor and don’t Google anything prior to watching it. We watched all 10 episodes in one day. Seriously, we had after-dinner plans with our friends and we were contemplating whether or not to ditch it because we had one episode left to watch. Since we had already committed to meeting our friends, we did it anyway but we cut it short so we could go home and finish the last episode. Are we horrible friends? Maybe. Are we human? Yes. Hahaha!

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So yes, file this under TV Club — I highly recommend it. But only if you’ve got a day to spare to get it over with. Otherwise, you won’t be able to focus on anything else.

The week wasn’t completely useless though. There were were some highlights like when we went to Ely’s to record some new songs.

Thursday afternoon

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And when I had dinner with some of my college best friends

It was really nice seeing some of my college best friends last Wednesday! Cannot wait to meet mini-Mang!!??

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And then we had a No Filter reunion, where we exchanged a lot of exciting news!

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Cheats was invited to play at a surprise party for the owner of Saguijo. We were told it was a house party but I didn’t expect it to be more than a few beers and bad lighting. This one was like a mini music festival!

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People may think this is a sweet thing but sometimes his mic just doesn't work haha
People may think this is a sweet thing but sometimes his mic just doesn’t work haha

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Sandwich!!?
Sandwich!!?
Our ultimate fave
Our ultimate fave
Myrene was wearing a Cheats shirt! WOOHOOO!
Myrene was wearing a Cheats shirt! WOOHOOO!

Have to stop sleeping so late. I’m usually a morning person so it really throws me off when I wake up late. I partly blame Netflix but I mostly blame myself. Huhu. Now I cannot watch shows before I get my duties done.? Happy to say I’m back to reading before bed and not watching TV. Hehe. Yun lang, just an update! This week I’ve got some giveaways coming up to celebrate our wedding anniversary on the 24th so stay tuned!

♥,
Saab

Tokyo Tokyo Introduces 99-peso Donburi Meals!

Sick of seeing “New Year, New Me” captions all over the Internet? Haha! I think, to some extent, that posting about your new year’s resolutions online helps you stick to it. If you’re among the billions of people who promised to stick to your budget this year, then Tokyo Tokyo has got you covered with their new Donburi meals for just 99 pesos.

Donburi meals have been a longtime staple of Tokyo Tokyo. They’ve always been priced reasonably too so Japanese food fans like myself have loved them through the years.

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New Year, New Flavors!

After a very successful National Tempura Day last January 7th (they sold Tempura for just 25 pesos!!), Tokyo Tokyo isn’t done surprising us this month. They’ve just introduced two new flavors to its Donburi line – the Tofu Steak Donburi and the Cheesy Pork Katsu Donburi.

Cheesy Pork Katsu Donburi, 99 pesos (red iced tea not included)
Cheesy Pork Katsu Donburi, 99 pesos (red iced tea not included)

If you want to indulge yourself in katsu goodness, go ahead and try the Cheesy Pork Katsu Donburi featuring Tokyo Tokyo’s signature Pork Tonkatsu with a combination of creamy white sauce, cheese and nori wasabi sprinkle on a bed of steaming hot rice.

Tofu Steak Donburi, 99 pesos (red iced tea not included)
Tofu Steak Donburi, 99 pesos (red iced tea not included)

One of my new year’s resolutions is to definitely eat healthier so my personal choice is the Tofu Steak Donburi. Make no mistake, it’s still very flavorful – Japanese tofu coated with tempura batter topped with savory pork and mushroom sauce, crunchy tempura crumbs and onion leeks.

Here I am caught mid-subo haha!
Here I am caught mid-subo haha!

Head on to the nearest Tokyo Tokyo branch and try these new flavors. You can also enjoy existing Donburi meals such as the Pork Katsudon, Chicken Oyakodon, Beef Pepper Donburi and Tempura Donburi selections at all Tokyo Tokyo branches nationwide.

❤️,
Saab

#SpellSaab12

I’m not one to count my blessings but I will say this: if I did, I’d count you, my blog reader, as one of them FOR SURE (#blessed). Hehehe. Last month at my blog meet up to celebrate my blog’s 12th anniversary, I had the best time with some of Spell Saab’s readers. It was  a fun-filled afternoon where we got to hang out and play some games!

Since this was the first meet up I’ve ever had, I wanted it to be more intimate. I pre-selected not more than 30 Spell Saab readers and as a special treat, I put together these loot bags for everyone to take home!

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Personalized tote from Printpedia (designed by Gelo Yellow), a journal from Bratpack, Goodies from Oreo, Toblerone, Cadbury, a loaded sim card from Sun, a pack of Claritin (just in case allergic ka sa chocolates LOL), exclusive Spell Saab bookmarks, stickers, postcards made by Gelo Yellow, and a book from Fully Booked!

We started off the afternoon with everyone introducing themselves one by one a la first day of school haha and then sharing when they first came upon my blog. Have to say, it was super awkward to do something I thought was so self-indulgent. Thankfully my best friend Candy said she’d love to host it for me. Some of my guests had been reading my blog for all 12 years, others were newer readers, I had to stop myself from tearing up because they were all so sweet.

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Milky & Sunny in Makati was a great venue for the get together because it was nicely lit and great for photo ops hehehe. Really love Candy for hosting it. Eh Candy nga naman pangalan niya, kaya sweet siya. Huhuhu ang corny ko.

Joey was also a hit during the party, unfortunately I don’t have a picture of her huhu nakaka-stress kasi siya. During one of the games, sa sobrang competitive ng groups, one of the girls knocked over a waiter’s plate and some food fell on the floor. Joey sneakily got a piece garlic bread and she was on some shark-from-Finding-Nemo-smelling-Dory’s-blood vibez the whole time. Haha. You’ll see her in the video later.

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I’d like to thank one of my readers, Meryll Kae Barandon for coming up with the program for the meet up! We played a trivia game and each group came up with different team names. They named their groups as follows: Newspaper Girls, Saababes, LELZ, Saabado, and Team Millennials.

One of the trivia questions gave birth to a little inside joke among us but I will be lame enough to share it with the rest of you. The question was, “What is Jim’s nickname short for?” and I think one of the groups answered Jimwell!! Hahaha!! It’s Jeremiah FYI. But good try.?

We also played Pinoy Henyo. All the games gave the girls a chance to win some special prizes!

Gift packs from Kiehl's
Gift packs from Kiehl’s
Shoes from Kickers
Shoes from Kickers
Surprise packs from Jansport
Surprise packs from Jansport
Bags from Bratpack
Bags from Bratpack
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Sony Xperia phones

Pinoy Henyo was a LOT of fun because everyone had already gotten to know each other! Lots of angry OOs and HINDIs by teammates hahaha. My favorite part was when some girls got the correct answer in less than 15 seconds!! WHAT THE HECK, RIGHT?! Hahaha. Ang galing!!

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Jim was the self-appointed DJ for the day. He was a hit.
Jim was the self-appointed DJ for the day. He was a hit.❤️

Just for fun we also played The Newlyweds-type game where our guests could ask us any question and we’d have to write down the same answer!

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When and where was your first kiss? Hahaha sorry, Maxx ?
When and where was your first kiss? Hahaha sorry, Maxx ?
Some girls traded books  that they got from Fully Booked with each other. They also played bato bato pick over some FrancisM Clothing Co. goodies!
Some girls traded books that they got from Fully Booked with each other. They also played bato bato pick over some FrancisM Clothing Co. goodies!

I’m so glad we did this and I do wish to have a bigger gathering this 2016 to accommodate more people!

Thanks for coming, guys!!
Thanks for coming, guys!!
Good job, team!!<3
Good job, team!!<3

Thanks to Gelo for the photos and for putting together a video to let you in on the fun! Enjoy!

♥,
Saab

SaabTV: Saabasketball Episode 2

As you may have learned by now from watching the first episode, I know very little about basketball. So here’s a video of my husband asking me questions about the subject and me basically bullshitting my way through it.

DISCLAIMER: SAABASKETBALL is taped in front of a live studio audience of two. The questions asked are on the spot and the answers are improvised as well. The views expressed in this video do not reflect Spell Saab’s but it does reflect Saab Magalona-Bacarro’s inner #ballislife persona.

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Saab

How To Get Netflix U.S. Content in The Philippines

Alright, I was gonna act as if I didn’t miss 3 posts as part of my New Year’s Resolution to post here once a day but I have to admit I feel really crappy about that. So here’s a post that I hope will make it up to you.

Last month, Jim’s ate Mia suggested that we get their parents an Apple TV and a Netflix subscription for Christmas. They love watching TV shows and movies and it was no doubt the perfect gift. She taught me how to set it up and because I really wanted it for our home, Jim and I impulsively bought an Apple TV as well. It was our Christmas gift to each other. Little did we know that we didn’t need an Apple TV since our television set is a smart TV. This means we can download apps on it directly. Bummer, but at least we can still use the Apple TV to rent movies.

Now just a few days ago, we found out that Netflix is now available locally. Once again we were bummed out about going through the trouble of it all. However, we learned that a LOT of U.S. content is still unavailable here so it was worth it after all. Netflix Philippines only has 174 TV shows and 507 movies available while Netflix U.S. has 1157 TV shows and 4593 movies according to this website.

Get it? Netflix and Philippines? Hehehehuhuhu
Get it? Netflix and Philippines? Hehehehuhuhu

This is perfect if you don’t want to go through the trouble of having to illegally download torrents. It’s really silly that we have to “hack” this in order to pay for good content.

If you’ve already signed up for your Netflix account here in the Philippines, don’t worry about it. You will just need to sign up for an Unlocator account and you’ll be able to see all the content available outside of the Philippines. Otherwise, I’ve made a step-by-step guide for you guys!

So here’s what you need if you simply want Netflix on your phone or your laptop:

  • A credit card
  • An Unlocator account
  • A Netflix account

UNLOCATOR

Unlocator tricks Netflix and other U.S.-only apps into thinking you are residing in the United States. You can do a 7-day trial for this without using a credit card and I suggest you do it before actually buying the service. Just so you can see how good it is for yourself!

$49.99 gives you access for a whole year and this is what I signed up for. That comes out to about Php197/month.

On a MAC, you’ll need to open System Preferences and select Network (for non-MAC users, click here for other set up guide)

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Select Wi-Fi and click the Advanced button on the lower right

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Select DNS on the tabs above

Delete all DNS numbers by selecting them and clicking the minus sign on the lower left.

Add these numbers by clicking the plus sign: 185.37.37.37 and 185.37.39.39

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Click OK and then click Apply

Restart your computer

You can now use streaming services that are limited to the U.S. WOOHOO! No more “this content is not available in your country” messages!

You will need to regularly update your IP address so I downloaded the Unlocator Updater app (it’s free) on my phone so I can refresh it with one click. I do this daily.

NETFLIX

Simply sign up for an account on Netflix.com. Normally, Netflix only accepts PayPal accounts and Credit Cards that are based in the U.S. but you can just use your normal Credit Card and input a U.S. zip code (try Beverly Hills 90210 hehe).

I signed up for the $11.99/month (Php568/month) plan that lets me watch in HD and I can watch on 4 screens at a time. Technically you can get 3 other friends who want a Netflix account to split the bill with you but they will need their own Unlocator account. You may also opt for the $9.99/month (Php473/month) plan, which lets you watch in HD but on only 2 screens at a time.

Since Netflix is now available in the Philippines, you can probably use your normal Credit Card and our zip code but I didn’t get to try this so do so at your own risk!

Watching Netflix on Your Phone

Since a lot of you guys are probably iPhone users, this set up guide is for you guys. If you are an Android user, click here for the setup guide.

  • Open Settings
  • Select Wi-Fi
  • Press the blue letter i located on the right of the router you are connected to
  • Edit the DNS to: 185.37.37.37, 195.37.39.38
  • Press Wi-Fi on the top left to go back
  • Restart your iPhone

Watching Netflix on Your Apple TV

  • Open up the Apple TV and go to the Settings > General > Network
  • Select Wi-Fi
  • Select Configure DNS and select Manual
  • Enter following number and click Done: 185.037.037.037
  • On the Network screen please verify that the DNS numbers you have just entered are present.
  • To make sure the US Apps are present on your Apple TV please go to the Settings > General > iTunes Store > Location
  • Select United States
  • Go to settings and select Sleep now
  • Unplug the Apple TV power cord
  • Wait ten seconds
  • Plug the cable back in on your Apple TV

Next, you need to check if you can download Netflix using your Philippine iTunes account. If you are able to download Netflix, you can probably disregard this last part. But I had to create a US account when Netflix wasn’t available here yet. In order to access the US store, you will need a US-based credit card. But I found out how you can make one without iTunes asking you for a credit card. You can do this on the Apple TV but doing it on your phone or desktop is much easier because the Apple TV remote control doesn’t have a keypad. You have to do these steps EXACTLY in this order:

  • On your phone or desktop, go to the App Store. Make sure you are logged out of any account.
  • Select any app
  • Try to download it by clicking GET
  • There will be a pop-up window asking you to sign in or create a new account. Opt to create a new Apple ID
  • Follow the onscreen instructions. When you’re asked for payment information, choose None
  • Note that the NONE option usually doesn’t show up if you create a new Apple ID before selecting any app and clicking GET
  • Verify your new apple ID by clicking the link sent to the e-mail you used
  • Now you have an Apple ID! Sign in to your Apple TV using this account and download Netflix

Now that you’ve got the Netflix app, you just have to sign in and start watching!

Again, MAKE SURE YOU DON’T HAVE A SMART TV BEFORE YOU BUY AN APPLE TV. Hahaha. It’ll save you money. Another way to watch Netflix on your non-smart TV is by purchasing Chromecast which is way cheaper than an Apple TV. It’s only around Php2,500 and I don’t know any store that carries it but I found a bunch over on OLX.ph. You can go to this set-up guide for Chromecast. It’s a little more complicated than just changing the DNS for this one but my friend uses her Chromecast successfully so I guess you can make it work, too!

For an Unlocator and the highest Netflix plan, Jim and I have to pay about Php760/month. If you split your Netflix bill with 3 other people (because all 4 of you can watch using one account), you’ll each only have to pay about Php340/month if you are in different locations (because you’ll all need individual Unlocator accounts). I have 4 different profiles on my Netflix account so we don’t really mess up each other’s content.

Let me know if you have any questions :) I love being an IT specialist. LELZ.

UPDATE FROM UNLOCATOR AS OF JUNE 13, 2016:

Hi all. An update on the proxy issue has been long overdue. We have been working hard behind the scenes and we have held back mostly because we have nothing conclusive to add at the moment.

What we do know is that the blocks have been become more aggressive and the frequency between the blocks is picking up. Even the updated infrastructure we built for the beta is being blocked.

We are working on some new approaches that we want to test. This will take time and we can make no guarantees about these new approaches. We know that you would all like an ETA but we simply can’t give you one at the moment. Too many unknowns are involved and we would only disappoint you by making promises we can’t keep. This is frustrating to all parties we know.

So now what? We will continue to work behind the scenes and hope that the new approaches will not only work but also have a longer shelf life. The old whack-a-mole approach is not sustainable with only days between blocks.

Unlocator still works with 216+ services and you will still be able to find incredible content with other streaming services. You can select bypass/disable in the region changer to get your local version and get rid of the proxy errors while still using Unlocator for everything else. In that case you need to remove any IP blocks you have made on your router to get your local version to work.

We want to thank you all for your continued support and we want you all to know that we do share your frustration.

The beta regions are non functional at the moment. Unfortunately we have no ETA.

♥,
Saab

Cheats – Summer Music Video for Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

We don’t know about you guys but our collective favorite season is the one that gets us all sweaty and sunburnt. It’s far from summer time right now but that’s exactly the point of Cheats’ latest single called (you guessed it) Summer. Being around a certain person transports you to your favorite season! It’s a love song which is an unusual theme for Cheats. In other words: this is a big deal, people. Haha!

I’m sure you guys know somebody that reminds you of summer. They make your palms (and kilikili haha) sweat, you want to grab ice cream with them, nothing else matters when they’re around, you feel free, the similarities go on. But what do your crush and the hottest time of the year most have in common? There’s a big chance of getting burnt by them but the experience is almost always worth it. That’s why the chorus goes: so much more, what you waiting for? We’re literally reminding you guys to take a stab at it!! You two could be so much more!!! Yihee!

We shot our music video at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore under the direction of Weave. It was my third time there but visiting the resort always feels like the first time.

Here’s a photo of Jim and I with Evac back in 2012 (we were pretending to be Sam and Mikaela LOL)

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Here’s a photo of us just last October when we shot our video:

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This time we were with Optimus Prime AND Bumblebee

Anyway, before I keep babbling on, I’d like to present our music video for Summer:

It’s an understatement to say we had a blast shooting the video at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. Can you imagine, we got to Universal Studios at 6AM – that’s 4 hours before the park opened! It was an unforgettable experience.

No lines!!
No lines!!
Feeling the vibe!
Feeling the vibe!

The video shows Jim and I trying to enjoy a romantic day at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. Little do we know, our band mates are also there and they pull all sorts of pranks on us. This is art imitating life, actually. Hahaha! Jim and I keep trying to ditch our friends in the video but in the end we realize we could also enjoy the day just as much with our best friends around. Just like RWS can be enjoyed by a couple or a big group. If you ask me, I think I would even be able to enjoy it if I were by myself! I know you can skip a lot of lines if you’re by yourself, actually. Haha! Still, the more the merrier.

Good times!
Good times!

So what you waiting for? Hehe. Head on over to rwsentosa.com/ph for SO MUCH MORE!;)

♥,
Saab