Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WOFEX - World Food Expo The Ultimate Food Show This July 31-Aug 3 @SMX!

     WOFEX 2013 (World Food Expo) continues to be the food and beverage industry’s main source of supply solutions. The phenomenal rise of the event in terms of exhibitor bookings, visitor traffic and sales generated has reinforced its growing importance in the industry.

WOFEX 2013 will be held from July 31 to August 3, 2013 at both World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center, Philippines and we invite you to be part of our continued growth as we bring together all segments of the food and beverage industry.

The two venues are also now more properly defined. World Trade Center is now also known as the venue for WOFEX Trade which will have restiricted entry for trade visitors only for the first 3 days while SMX Convention Center is now better known as WOFEX Marketplace which will be the biggest selling and order taking event of the year.

Once again, WOFEX is the home of the 2013 PHILIPPINE CULINARY CUP, already the most prestigious culinary competition in the country where the best meet to compete!

Experience why WOFEX is the Philippines’ biggest & most anticipated food show
Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/WOFEX

The National Science and Technology Week 2013!

     Dubbed as ExpoScience 2013, the National Science and Technology Week opens Tuesday to run until Saturday (July 23-27) at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City to showcase the latest innovations, interventions and inventions of Filipino scientists, engineers and various works by the entire scientific community. This year, the event organized by the Department of Science and Technology(DOST) gves more attention to DOST’s solutions to the pressing needs of various sectors like agriculture, transportation, industry, services and climate change.

     With the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation: The Road to a Smarter Philippines,” the annual NSTW 2013 gives emphasis on the role of science and technology in making a better future for Filipinos through its projects and services that spur socio-economic development.

     To be showcased during the event are some of the DOST technologies that include the Advanced Materials Testing Laboratory or ADMATEL, a testing facility for the semiconductor industry; the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system aimed at providing alternative transportation in Metro Manila to ease traffic congestion; the Project NOAH and its components as a vital tool to address climate change; DOST’s Certified Seed Production program for improved agricultural productivity; and the other ICT-driven tools to make the business process outsourcing(BPO) industry more competitive.

     The event opens on Tuesday highlighting DOST’s innovations on disaster preparedness and climate change, such as the MOSES or Mobile Operational System for Emergency Services, a locally designed computer tablet designed to receive real-time weather and flood information reports from DOST’s Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and Project NOAH.  Said information will help local officials down to the barangay level make informed and accurate decisions to prevent massive destruction and casualties. For the pilot test, DOST will provide 1,000 units to different barangays in Metro Manila.

     The opening day will also feature the ceremonial switching of Project NOAH’s 1,000 sensors expected to be installed within the year. The public will also be updated on DOSTv, a web channel that provides 24/7 information on the weather and other related matters.  Further, there will also be a Disaster Summit in the afternoon to be participated in by local government unit officials.

For more information on the day’s events and NSTW schedule, log on tohttp://nstw.dost.gov.ph/nstw2013/ or check out the ExpoScience 2013 Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/EXPO-Science-2013/(Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Da Vinci - The Genius @Mind Museum this Sept 1!


He is a most powerful 
example of what the human mind is capable of – vision, imagination, precision, artistry,
and the combination of all these – expressed to the fullest in such elegance and poignancy.

There is ONLY ONE Leonardo da Vinci travelling exhibition available in the world that
offers the most comprehensive look, analysis and interaction with Da Vinci’s works.
Created with the assistance of Leonardo da Vinci experts in Italy and France,
Da Vinci – The Genius celebrates one of the most revered and dynamic minds of all time.

The Mind Museum is proud to host Da Vinci - The Genius
the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created,
for a limited engagement, in keeping with its commitment to offer first-rate travelling exhibitions to its guests.

Experience his depth and splendour at The Mind Museum opening 
September 1st, 2013.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

10 Foods You Should Never Eat!

By: Erin Schumacher,
Prevent Disease.

We indeed are what we eat and what we are eating in many ‘first world nations’ is quite scary. The chemicals added to these ‘foods’ are disrupting our hormones, causing cancer and leading to a variety of health issues.

“In the 21st century our tastes buds, our brain chemistry, our biochemistry, our hormones and our kitchens have been hijacked by the food industry.” ~ Mark Hyman

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan is one of my favorite books. He describes his journey through 4 different ways of obtaining food: industrialized (or fast) food, conventional farming practices, organic/symbiotic farming practices, and people that hunt/forage for their meals. He follows the food chain literally from the ground to the table.

“Much of our food system depends on our not knowing much about it, beyond the price disclosed by the checkout scanner; cheapness and ignorance are mutually reinforcing. And it’s a short way from not knowing who’s at the other end of your food chain to not caring–to the carelessness of both producers and consumers that characterizes our economy today. Of course, the global economy couldn’t very well function without this wall of ignorance and the indifference it breeds. This is why the American food industry and its international counterparts fight to keep their products from telling even the simplest stories–”dolphin safe,” “humanely slaughtered,” etc.–about how they were produced. The more knowledge people have about the way their food is produced, the more likely it is that their values–and not just “value”–will inform their purchasing decisions.” ~ Michael Pollan

I highly encourage you to do your own research in regards to not only the products that you put into your body but also the products you put onto your body (check out the Skindeep website to research your personal care products). If you’d like to live a life full of health and vitality, start by controlling your food choices. This is the easiest and most controllable factor in regards to health. I always aim for fresh, local and in season produce. And in regards to what I DON’T ever eat, well that’s this list below.

1. Canned Foods - We live in a world where convenience is king. I know this. It’s hard to find fresh produce and to only eat what is in season, kind of. When you buy canned foods, however, you are also buying BPA – a toxic chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, neurological effects, diabetes, heart disease and a heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers. Canned foods that are highly acidic, such as tomatoes for example, cause the BPA to leach into your food. I recommend you avoid canned foods, whenever possible, and stick to what’s fresh and season. You can also switch over to glass containers or frozen foods instead.

What Causes Your Inner Voice?

by Katy Edgington
How can we ‘hear’ ourselves speak even when we are not speaking aloud? Research published this month suggests that the same mechanism that means we cannot tickle ourselves is responsible…

The study, which appeared in the Association for Psychological Science’s journal Psychological Science, involved two experiments aimed at testing the role of corollary discharge in participants’ experiences of inner speech.

We are all familiar with the phenomenon of hearing our own voice inside our head despite not saying words out loud, but it has gone largely unexamined and unexplained until recently. ScienceOmega.com asked the paper’s author, Dr Mark Scott, why he thinks this has been the case.

"I suspect inner speech has not been a popular research topic for several reasons," Dr Scott began. "First, it can be hard to investigate because it is an internal experience. This connects to the second reason: the lingering influence of Behaviourism, which looked with suspicion on topics associated with an internal mental life. Lastly, I think there's an element of ‘hiding in plain sight’. Inner speech is such an everyday experience that it becomes background to our lives and so escapes our notice."

Preventing confusion

Dr Scott, who is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kobe Shoin Women’s University, explained the importance of corollary discharge.

"Corollary discharge plays a central role in our motor system," he said. "It allows us to correct motor errors before we have committed them and it allows us to prevent confusion between self- and externally-caused sensory events."

The evidence indicates that corollary discharge provides an internal prediction of the sound of your voice, which usually functions as a means of filtering out self-caused sounds from our auditory perception.

"The idea that corollary discharge underlies the ‘voice in our head’ is not new," explained Dr Scott, who carried out this work while at the University of British Columbia. "Several researchers have proposed variations on this idea for quite a while. Once the concept of corollary discharge is clear, the similarity to inner speech seems obvious: both are internal renditions of the sound of one's voice."

Dr Scott thus hypothesised that an inner voice can be formulated even in the absence of external sound stimuli. To test this theory, he carried out an experiment designed to find out whether a sound produced externally would cancel out the internal signal generated by the brain if the two sounds matched.

Development of consciousness?

Sure enough, participants showed a reduced response when exposed to a syllable matching that which they ‘said’ simultaneously in their head. When the syllables were mismatched, on the other hand, their performance was not affected. There are many theories as to why such a mechanism may be useful and beneficial to us.

"It allows us to rehearse information to keep it in short-term memory, it allows us to practice future conversations (or arguments), and it allows us to silently use language to help govern our own behaviour (as when we give instructions to ourselves when we practice a sport)," Dr Scott related. "The modern philosopher Daniel Dennett has even speculated on the role of inner speech in the development of consciousness."

Although Dr Scott does not see any immediate applications for these findings on the basic mechanisms of speech motor control, there is the possibility that they could shed light on certain conditions in future.

"There are several questions that I will be looking at in future research, though I don't know where exactly that research will lead," he concluded. "That’s part of the fun of doing research." 

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Coolest Shades Is Here, SPRINTO!

WU! Manila, a new magazine in town has officially launched its brand through WU Fest 2013. As what they always say, whether you're fresh off the plane or a balikbayan rediscovering your beloved birthplace, WU! is here to help you find out Whats Up in Manila. Or should we say, what's awesome about Manila! And that's what they did! They've promoted anything and everything awesome about Manila through remarkable entertainment such as the bamboo bike display, yummy food -- not necessarily all Filipino but the hospitality made all the difference, and live music from talented Filipino underground artists.

And speaking of awesomeness; one booth in the said fest that caught everyone's attention is the Sprinto booth that sells awesome collection of shades. The standouts would be their Manila, Tokyo, and a new model with wood temple called Shenzhen.

Sprinto is fast gaining popularity in Manila because of its stylish yet functional collection of shades through its iDefine polarized lens and iShock polycarbonate lens features. According to its Marketing Director, Pawlo Misolas, “We believe that shades should be fashionable, protective and affordable and I think that we’ve got the right balance of all three.”

He also adds that the mid-range shades segment is good for fashion.

“The fashion awareness for sunglasses in the Philippines is on the rise.  It used to be you bought one pair of expensive glasses and that was it.  I think consumers are becoming smarter nowadays.”

“If you can buy a quality pair of shades that’s fashionable at half the price, that allows you to open up to more options.  It just makes fashion sense.”

So just like WU's objective of finding something awesome; Sprinto is definitely one fashion find in Manila that you can't afford to miss!

SPRINTO offers not only top of the line quality, but beauty and practical functionality as well. SPRINTO believes in bringing utmost comfort and safety to all its customers, sparing nothing less than the best colors, design and quality, while still making it unbelievably affordable

Presently, Sprinto shades are available in major fashion hubs such as Manila, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Watch out for more Sprinto international hubs nearest you.

Never Think Twice!
Visit here: http://www.sprintoworld.com/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sprintoworld

Monday, July 15, 2013

How Multitasking Affects Your Brain?

By mDhil.com
Is multitasking a positive attribute? Should you boast about it in during an interview? Does it increase or decrease productivity?   

     This debate has been on for decades and the fact is that there are pros and cons to multitasking. Or is it OK to multitask in certain situations – like at home or classroom or sometimes at office?

Sure, you might be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and maybe even get it done, but what about the quality of work?
Let’s look at the pros and cons of multitasking;
Pros of multitasking
  • It’s easy to multitask if you are doing simple chores like – cooking, watching TV and talking over the phone or checking your email, talking over the phone and listening to music. In such case, switching your mental focus from one task to another is easy and does not require much effort.
  • Multitasking allows you to include different activities in your daily lives breaking the monotony.
  • Moving back and forth between different projects prevents boredom, keeps you inspired and makes you more creative.
  • Multitasking helps you learn how to deal with interruptions and distractions
  • You develop the ability to cope even when there is chaos around you
  • Even if the progress is minimal, you will manage to take more than one project or assignment to the next level, closer to your deadline.
Cons of multitasking
  • Studies have shown that multitasking actually slows down progress, because the act of switching between two tasks takes a longer time mentally. Actually, when you begin working on a certain project/chore your brain decides how each thing is to be done. So, switching between tasks means closing one and opening another, which in turn means more time taken.
  • When you multitask, you attention is divided between two tasks which means the quality of work suffers. When you focus on one task at a time, the quality of work is definitely much higher.
  • Switching between two tasks also means, trying to remind yourself where you left off leading to waste of time. This might result in decrease in overall productivity.
  • Multitasking might keep you busy, but at the end of the day, the question is how much have you accomplished. If it’s not much, your management might actually think that there is a drop in your efficiency level.
  • Your brain, like any other muscle, can get taxed due to multitasking. Switching between tasks and making multiple decisions might tire your brain to an extent that you might end up being a poor or less-effective decision maker.
So, if you are updating your friend about the latest gossip in your office overphone, and at the same time ironing your clothes, it’s OK. However, if you are talking to your insurance agent about a policy and at the same time helping your kid solve a math problem, it could be very distracting, especially if all of you start quoting numbers!
Learn to prioritize
Having spoken about the pros and cons of multitasking, the key here is to learn to prioritize. Before you start multitasking, make a list of projects which are of high importance. As these tasks should be of high quality, make sure you give it all your attention and finish them in one or two sittings. And then there are the other tasks which can be completed in one sitting – do not waste time by going back and forth on them. Complete them in one sitting.
The projects/chore that you should take up for multitasking should be those which are of less importance and don’t need a lot of attention.
The list on pros and cons is by no means complete, and the cons seem to be weighing more heavily than the pros. At this point, it would be safe to say that people with attention issues should focus on just one task at a time, at least until they learn to cope with distractions.                                                                  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Handog sa Pamilyang Pilipino Jobs and Livelihood Expo 2013 (Part 3), Pamilyang OFWs Investment and Business Expo 2012 and 10th Filipino Seafarers Family Expo and Forum!

Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) continued to rise in March 2013, registering a 3.7 percent year-on-year growth to reach US$1.9 billion, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. announced recently. This brought the cumulative remittances for the first quarter of 2013 to US$5.6 billion, higher by 6.2 percent than the level registered in the comparable period in 2012. The steady increase in personal remittances during the quarter was driven by robust remittance flows from both land-based OFWs with work contracts of one year or more (US$4.2 billion), as well as sea-based workers and land-based workers with short-term contracts (US$1.3 billion). Last year, the full-year remittances of OFWs was US$23.8 billion which is higher by 6.4 percent compared to the level recorded in the same period of the previous year.

In a study conducted by Pamilyang Overseas Filipino Workers-Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Network Foundation, Inc. (Pamilyang OFWs-SMEs), it was shown that many of the family of the OFWs are just waiting for the remittances and once they received the money, they just used it for their day-to-day expenses. Many OFW families have free time and excess money which they can utilize as investment in small business enterprises. What is important, in order for them to succeed, is by giving them vital and useful information which is the role being played since 2002 by Pamilyang OFWs-SMEs in cooperation with the government, private and non-government organization (NGO) sectors. Pamilyang OFWs-SMEs is the only organizer of expositions aimed at transforming a majority of OFW families into community entrepreneurs.

In line with this, the Pamilyang OFWs-SMEs will hold the Handog sa Pamilyang Filipino Jobs and Livelihood Expo 2013 (Part 3), Pamilyang OFWs Investment and Business Expo 2013 and 10th Filipino Seafarers Family Expo and Forum at the Harrison Plaza’s Garden Square in Manila on 28-29 September 2013. The venue is a shopping mall which is strategically located along F.B. Harrison Street, Adriatico, in the district of Malate in Manila. It is near the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.

In line with the 18th National Seafarers’ Day on 30 September 2013, the events are supported by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., and other government agencies concerned with the OFW and MSME (micro, small and medium entrepreneurs) families. It is the third of Pamilyang OFWs-SMEs’ quarterly expositions this year which are also aimed at empowering the OFW and MSME families through information, opportunities and benefits.

With this year’s expo theme “Linking and Empowering the Pamilyang OFWs and MSMEs through Media and Social Networking,” the other objective of the event is to make the country’s more than 10 million OFWs and their families, the 800,000 plus MSME families as well as those involved in the overseas employment and micro, small and medium enterprise industries aware of the various jobs, livelihood, investment and business opportunities being offered by the private, government, and NGO sectors. To ensure the success of the twin expo, we are utilizing the tri-media as well as the social networks facebook, twitter and youtube.

We invite you to be a part of the September events this year either as a PRESENTOR, SPONSOR or EXHIBITOR to further promote and market your company’s products or services in the MUST-SEE EVENT for the OFW and MSME families as well as the other key players of the two industries. We suggest that you BOOK EARLY so that your company will get a PRIME SPACE and an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. For queries, you may contact Ms. CHRISTINE ROQUE at tel. nos. (632) 400-6072 and (632) 695-3671. You may also visit our website: http://www.pamilyangofw.com/ for more information.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/137642283025174/

The First Student Media Congress, Extended Up To July 20!

  The first Student Media Congress, organized by DLSU Student Media Office in partnership with DLSU Culture & Arts Office and DLS-CSB Student Publications Office, with the theme Exploring Media Breakthroughs, is a two-day event that includes workshops and talks on the different potentials of media happening on July 26-27, 2013.

    The Congress aims to gather student media practitioners, campus journalists, and communicators in one venue to forge long-term relationships for the development of student media. Delegates will improve their ability to manage multiple content across multiple media platforms, experience successful media convergence, and make the most of the data revolution.

     Experts from the fields of broadcasting, print and digital media will be invited to share their knowledge on the various topics offered during the Congress. Aside from the plenary talks, there will be sponsor presentations and interactive games to add to the learning experience of all the delegates.

Register at www.studentmediacongress.com

Registration and payment have been extended until July 20, 2013.
For more information, contact Daniel John Leonardo at smc.dlsu@gmail.com.
Interested partners may contact Claudine Caballero at claudine_caballero@dlsu.ph

Supported by:

Friday, July 12, 2013

How your browser can infect you. be protected

In a perfect world, there would be no way for your computer to be infected via your browser. Browsers are supposed to run web pages in an untrusted sandbox, isolating them from the rest of your computer. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

Websites can use security holes in browsers or browser plugins to escape these sandboxes. Malicious websites will also try using social-engineering tactics to trick you.

Insecure Browser Plugins

Most people that are compromised through browsers are compromised through their browsers’ plugins. Oracle’s Java is the worst, most dangerous culprit. Apple and Facebook recently had internal computers compromised because they accessed websites containing malicious Java applets. Their Java plugins could have been completely up-to-date – it wouldn’t matter, because the latest versions of Java still contain unpatched security vulnerabilities.

To protect yourself, you should uninstall Java entirely. If you can’t because you need Java for a desktop application like Minecraft, you should at least disable the Java browser plugin to protect yourself.

Other browser plugins, particularly Adobe’s Flash player and PDF reader plugins, also regularly have to patch security vulnerabilities. Adobe has become better than Oracle at responding to these issues and patching their plugins, but it’s still common to hear about a new Flash vulnerability being exploited.

Plugins are juicy targets. Vulnerabilities in plugins can be exploited across all different browsers with the plugin across all different operating systems. A Flash plugin vulnerability could be used to exploit Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer running on Windows, Linux, or Mac.

To protect yourself from plugin vulnerabilities, follow these steps:

Use a website like Firefox’s plugin check to see if you have any out-of-date plugins. (This website was created by Mozilla, but it also works with Chrome and other browsers.)
Update any out-of-date plugins immediately. Keep them updated by ensuring automatic updates are enabled for each plugin you have installed.
Uninstall plugins you don’t use. If you don’t use the Java plugin, you shouldn’t have it installed. This helps reduce your “attack surface” – the amount of software your computer has available to be exploited.
Consider using the click-to-play plugins feature in Chrome or Firefox, which prevents plugins from running except when you specifically request them.
Ensure you’re using an antivirus on your computer. This is the last line of defense against a “zero-day” vulnerability (a new, unpatched vulnerability) in a plugin that allows an attacker to install malicious software on your machine.
Browser Security Holes

Security vulnerabilities in web browsers themselves can also allow malicious websites to compromise your computer. Web browsers have largely cleaned up their act and security vulnerabilities in plugins are currently the main source of compromises.

However, you should keep your browser up-to-date anyway. If you’re using an old, unpatched version of Internet Explorer 6 and you visit a less-reputable website, the website could exploit security vulnerabilities in your browser to install malicious software without your permission.

Protecting yourself from browser security vulnerabilities is simple:

Keep your web browser updated. All major browsers now check for updates automatically. Leave the auto-update feature enabled to stay protected. (Internet Explorer updates itself through Windows Update. If you use Internet Explorer, staying up-to-date on updates for Windows is extra important.)
Ensure you’re running an antivirus on your computer. As with plugins, this is the last line of defense against a zero-day vulnerability in a browser that allows malware to get onto your computer.
Social-Engineering Tricks
Malicious web pages try to trick you into downloading and running malware. They often do this using “social engineering” – in other words, they try to compromise your system by convincing you to let them in under false pretenses, not by compromising your browser or plugins themselves.
This type of compromise isn’t just limited to your web browser – malicious email messages may also try to trick you into opening unsafe attachments or downloading unsafe files. However, many people are infected with everything from adware and obnoxious browser toolbars to viruses and Trojans via social-engineering tricks that take place in their browsers.
  • ActiveX Controls: Internet Explorer uses ActiveX controls for its browser plugins. Any website can prompt you to download an ActiveX control. This can be legitimate – for example, you might need to download the Flash player ActiveX control the first time you play a Flash video online. However, ActiveX controls are just like any other software on your system and have permission to leave the web browser and access the rest of your system. A malicious website pushing a dangerous ActiveX control may say the control is necessary to access some content, but it may actually exist to infect your computer. When in doubt, don’t agree to run an ActiveX control.
  • Auto-Downloading Files: A malicious website may attempt to automatically download an EXE file or another type of dangerous file onto your computer in the hopes that you will run it. If you didn’t specifically request a download and don’t know what it is, don’t download a file that automatically pops up and asks you where to save it.
  • Fake Download Links: On websites with bad ad networks – or websites where pirated content is found – you’ll often see advertisements imitating download buttons. These advertisements try to trick people into downloading something they’re not looking for by masquerading as a real download link. There’s a good chance links such as this one contain malware.
  • “You Need a Plugin to Watch This Video”: If you stumble across a website that says you need to install a new browser plug-in or codec to play a video, beware. You may need a new browser plugin for some things – for example, you need Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin to play videos on Netflix – but if you’re on a less-reputable website that wants you to download and run an EXE file so you can play their videos, there’s a good chance they’re trying to infect your computer with malicious software.    
  • “Your Computer is Infected”: You may see advertisements saying your computer is infected and insisting you need to download an EXE file to clean things up. If you do download this EXE file and run it, your computer probably will be infected.
This isn’t an exhaustive list. Malicious people are constantly on the look-out for new ways to trick people.
As always, running an antivirus can help protect you if you do accidentally download a malicious program.

Monday, July 8, 2013

John Calub Launches New Seminars!

Sgnature Analysis

"How To Attract Wealth and Success By Simply Changing Your Signature"

►Date: July 11, 2013 (Thursday)
►Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
►Venue: Vison 21, 3rd Floor Crossroads 77 Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Scout Reyes Street, 1103 Quezon City (map)

►Ticket Vouchers: 250 pesos only. Available in SM Tickets outlets in all SM cinemas nationwide!
For online tickets:
►For Inquiries: Call our office at 7487646 or text Belle Pustanes at 0917-7965173.

"How to Get Everyone to Always Say Yes to You"

Date: July 19, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: CAP Building, 60 Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City (map)
Ticket Vouchers: Available for only P250 in all SM Tickets outlets in all SM Cinemas nationwide.
For inquiries: Please call our office at 748-7646 during office hours or text Belle at 0917-7965173

1. Discover persuasion principles that would boost your sales a hundred times.
2. A simple but powerful formula guaranteed to let you have your prospects come to you
3. How to earn millions through the power of ultra-magnetic rapport
4. How reading body language could determine sales success

“How To Harness Your Untapped Inner Genius To Attract Abundance and Prosperity!”

VENUE: Success Lounge International, Tomas Morato
FOR INQUIRIES: Please contact Belle Pustanes at 748-7646 during office hours from Monday to Friday or send an email to marketing@johncalubtraining.com
Registration Fee: P20,000
Ticket Vouchers available in all SM tickets outlets in located in all SM Cinemas nationwide or foronline purchases 

1) Better Business and Career Decisions
2) Healing of Mind Body And Soul
3) Attract Abundance and Prosperity
4) Attract Million Dollar Ideas
5) Clear Negative Energy

Genius Creation Mastermind Alliance
WHAT IS GENIUS CREATION MASTERMIND ALLIANCE (GCMA) Genius Creation Mastermind Alliance is a group coaching and support system that fosters the alignment of people with the universal laws of prosperity and success to help them create ever-expanding wealth

If you are interested to be part of this non-profit organization you may wish to contact our Membership Officer, Ms. Zen Francisco at 0922-8564376. We currently have 3 chapters, the Ortigas, Alabang and Cebu chapter. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

TP's 27th Season presents Sandosenang Sapatos This July 13-20 @CCP!

Wheelchair bound Susie goes to dreamland demanding that the Shoe Fairy gives her a pair of feet the night before her shoe maker father's birthday. She wants to fulfill her sick father's wish of having a ballerina for a daughter. Unfortunately, the Shoes in Susie's dream maintain that she can only talk to the Shoe Fairy the night before her own birthday -- yearly, the Shoe Fairy gives her a pair of shoes and yearly, for a night in dreamland, she is able to dance. Forced to leave her dream, Susie wakes up and gives her father a music box containing a dancing ballerina. 

Unable to fulfill her father's wish, she goes back to dreamland, only to be thrown out by the Shoes for she should take care of her sick father instead of loitering in dreamland. After Susie's father dies, she finds herself in dreamland the night before her 12th birthday. As per their yearly ritual, the Shoe Fairy shows herself to Susie. This time around, not only does Susie refuse to talk to the Shoe Fairy, she also refuses to accept the fairy's expected gift of a pair of shoes. The Shoe Fairy reveals that the shoes she's been giving Susie does not really come from her. She tells her that on that night, the eve of her 12th birthday, Susie will meet the real source of the shoes. Susie's father appears bearing a pair of shoes. He gives the pair to Susie. With the pair of feet the Shoe Fairy annually gives Susie, she wears the pair of shoes and for the first time, she is able to dance with her father.

When Susie wakes up on the day of her 12th birthday, she happily tells her mother and older sister that her father visited her in her dream. Her mother and her sister tell her that her father's love for her is so huge that not even death can take it away from her. They start to prepare for Susie's birthday celebration by cleaning the house. As they are cleaning Susie's father's room for making shoes, they discover a huge box containing 12 pairs of shoes. The pairs of shoes are of different sizes and each pair comes with a note. Each note is Susie's father's letter for her, each one expressing his love, each pair of shoe carrying his hope that though Susie does not have a pair of feet, she'll still be able to walk and even dance through life as a complete person bereft of bitterness but with an understanding of life as huge as his love for her.

May Bayot - Nanay
Trixie Esteban - Susie
Hazel Maranan - Diwata (alternate)
Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes - Diwata
with the TP Actors Company:
Jonathan Tadioan - Tatay
Regina de Vera - Ate
Marco Viaña - Red
Remus Villanueva - Maong
Jovanni Cadag - Yellowy
Ralph Mateo - Bluey
Doray Dayao - Whitey
Raquel Pareño - Diwata (understudy)
JV Ibesate - Sandals
Antonette Go - Pinky
Lhorvie Nuevo - Sequins
Aldo Vencilao - Bluey

Musical Adaptation/ Libretto- LAYETA BUCOY
Based on the book of Dr. Luis Gatmaitan
Director/Set Designer/ Co-Costume Designer-TUXQS RUTAQUIO
Co-Composer/ Co-Arranger/ Musical Director – JED BALSAMO
Lighting Designer- JOHN BATALLA
Sound Designer/Guitarist-TJ RAMOS
Percussionist – RJ ALFAFARA
Costume Designers -LEEROY NEW & JAMES REYES
Choreographer – GERALD MERCADO

Artistic Director: NANDING JOSEF

July 13-July 21, 20013
July 18, 2013 (Thurs) 10am and 3pm
July 19, 2013 (Fri) 10am and 3pm
July 13, 2013 (Sat) 3pm and 8pm
July 20, 2013 (Sat) 10am and 3pm
July 14 and 21, 2013 (Sun) 10am and 3pm

Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Cultural Center of the Philippines

Regular: Php600; Student: Php300
20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, governmentemployees, military employees and PWDs. (Please present valid ID)

For inquiries on ticket reservations, group sales, sponsorships, special performances, please contact:
Marketing Manager
Cultural Center of the Philippines
2/F Production Design Bldg. CCP Complex
Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Many Don'ts of Article Writing

By http://www.spotaleopard.com/2013/01/forgive-them-father-for-they-have.html

We all make mistakes, and some people are doing it again and again, wasting time, money, and effort. The article writing world is littered with these offenders who are given too much freedom that somebody should put a stop on them (thanks, Panda!). Article writing, as easy as it sounds, is a delicate balance of style, presentation, and adaptation to the SEO necessities.

A. Titles

Titles are crucial. Not only they contain the keyword(s), they are also the first thing the readers see. Catering to SEO and readership means the writer must balance the two.

3 Mistakes You Could Avoid with Article Titles

1. Starting titles with Articles (The, A, An)

If you noticed, articles are seldom used in titles. Why?

First, it is unnecessary and takes space (The Simple Ways to Load Your Gun vs Simple Ways to Load Your Gun).

Second, it is the trend, which sees writers and webmasters adhering to the fact robots don't put much importance to articles. They prioritize article titles that start with adjectives, verbs, and nouns (as a reflection of the internet users' instinct when searching the web).

2. Not reflective of the Article Content

If you could do one thing to annoy the readers, it is titling the content with something else for several reasons: (1) to get inclusion from search engines (short term) and (2) lure visitors. Here's an example:

The Fountain of Youth Solved At Last (And We Have The Proof)

Visitors, who're interested with everything to do with staying young, will be open-mouthed with amazement and shock after stumbling across this title (because they've been searching for answers themselves, but to no avail). But when they visit the homepage, all they'll see is another article CLAIMING to have the answer with their all-range beauty products and rehashed info the visitor has come across before. All of which lead them to clicking the BUY button.

3. Not SEO/Reader Friendly

a. Long titles that readers love to hate (so as the Robots)

The Most Shocking Truth About Six-Pack Abs and The Latest Breakthrough every Fitness Enthusiast Should Know Today!

b. Titles that should be Numbers spelled into words (one of the many pet peeves by crawlers)

Twenty-two Things Parents Should Not Tell Their Kids When Visiting the Dentist

c. Misspelled Titles

The Healty Way to Lose Wieght Easily

B. Introduction

Opening paragraphs are crucial to the article's fate of being read to the finish. The internet has millions of articles, and the readers had developed a sense of "there's something out there better" attitude. To put it simply: YOU.NEED.TO.GRAB.THE.READERS.RIGHT.AWAY.

3 Major Sins of Opening an Article and Not Rewriting It

1. Opening the article with a question

"Do you want to lose weight?" or "Having trouble putting your infant to sleep?" are some of the openings that would make your readers roll their eyes. Of course they want to know because it's the reason why they're scurrying over the internet in the dead of the night.

The same goes with location-based articles. If you're writing about Cheap Auto Insurances in LA, you don't want to start, "Are you from LA, looking for affordable insurance quotes?"

There's nothing wrong with beginning an article with a question. It's just some readers find them not creative or redundant.

2. Setting up a mood

As much as we want to describe the feeling of being misunderstood or having had had enough of being fat to sell a Self-Improvement E-Book, we don't want to put an impression to our readers they're going to read a sob story.

Most writers aim to leave a mark of hope when they open articles with this style, yet it does the opposite; it breeds a negative atmosphere. Also, it promotes fake empathy as the article would eventually go to its promotional platform. Here's an example:

In a world where being fat or fatness is synonymous with committing a crime, the obese person's world is shrinking very fast. From public transportation to t-shirt sizes, bigotry is an everyday battle for them. However, with the scientific breakthrough of this fruit extract found in Iraq, all of these are about to change. An effective fat killer, Kelminow is an affordable deal...

If the article subject leaves you no choice but to start with mood setting, do it, BUT keep it at two sentences max and immediately jump into giving facts.

3. Lengthy explanations -
We're not talking about avoiding explaining why, where, and how did this product, person, and event ended up being discussed in the article. We're talking about empty word-filling designed to make up for the lack of research and skill on the writer's end. Here's an example:

Why American Express Credit Got the Best Card Features

The happiest part of any shopping spree is knowing the credit card was approved when the TOOT! sound didn't come to humiliate you -

Instead of the writer going straight to discussing the benefits of choosing American Express over its competitors, the writer gets carried away with expanding the flashy opening.

- Who would want to be embarrassed in front of the shoppers, store manager, and the whole store just because the quality of your credit card failed you? No noe, right? Credit card companies should keep in mind the welfare of their clients by making sure their cards are durable, blah blah blah...

C. Body

The article's body should focus on what's the article about. This means it shouldn't have an echo of the introduction. At this stage, the reader is ready to get convinced (after being captivated by your intro).

The last thing you do is make them wait for another paragraph. Here's an example:


An Asian getaway doesn't get any better than a visit to the Philippines. With its 7,107 islands of colors, culture, and breathtaking natural sites, tourists will be taken on a riveting ride. May it be land, air, or sea, the Philippines cater to all your destination and excitement needs.

Instead of going straight to the facts, the article starts from where it left off.


The Philippines is a country full of surprises! It's no wonder why it is heralded as one of the best Asian destinations. The country is simply spectacular with lots to offer for the wandering tourists.

This is when the readers scan the next paragraphs to find words like how to get there, name of places, or interesting facts. If they still can't find any, the BACK button gets clicked.

D. Closing

Closing has one important role: to seal the deal. It should be 3-4 sentences. Trying to convince or to make gimmicky statements are two things your closing should not contain, for these would blow the sale.

Here's an example:

So, after reading our Teach Your Parrot How to Talk booklet, there's no reason for hesitation anymore. This is the answer to those mute moments you've always spent together. Buying this product just does it!

Also, readers don't like being yelled at, so keep the exclamations checked.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

56% of Social Media Users Suffer From FOMO

By Samantha Murphy

We all know that social media can be an addiction, a slippery slope consumed by a syndrome commonly referred to as Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). If you indulge in a few days away from your Inbox or Twitter stream, the emails start to pile up and key news is missed.

As technology enables us to stay more connected than ever, the addiction continues to grow. In fact, a new survey conducted by MyLife.com revealed 56% of people are afraid of missing out on events, news and important status updates if they are away from social networks.

Many would trade other addictions to stay connected this way — about 26% percent said they would trade habits such as smoking cigarettes or reality TV for access to social networking sites.

In the same vein, about 51% of people visit or log on more frequently to social networks than theydid just two years ago. And users want their updates first thing in the morning: About 27% of participants flock to social sites as soon as they wake up. About 27% of participants flock to social sites as soon as they wake up.

People are managing more social networking accounts as well. About 42% of study participants have multiple accounts — and the percentage jumps to 61% for those between the ages of 18 and 34. The average person also manages 3.1 email addresses compared with 2.6 from last year.

Although 52% of respondents said they have considered taking a “vacation” from one or more social networks in the past year, only 24% said they will likely follow through. Why? FOMO, of course.

For a full look at how people are using social media and managing the many platforms, check out the inforgraphic below.

CALPOL, Himig Ng Kalinga, And Music As Therapy For Pain..

      It was a very fruitful day, to have attended this event, wherein Dra. Joselyn C. Alonzo-Eusebio, MD, developmental pediatrician and child development consultant, explained clearly and based from many researches how music can help cure children and adults alike of many pains..

     It is said that music soothes the soul. This also holds true among children who are ill. Foreign health experts recommend the use of music to deliver positive changes In children’s psychological, physical and cognitive development and the improvement of the social functioning of children with health or educational conditions.  
    According to the American Music Therapy Association, Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual-to help clients to improve or maintain their health.

In the past, music has been used as a “healing force”. The Roman god of medicine Aesculapius was said to cure diseases of the mind by using song and music. In Egyptian temples, music therapy was also reportedly used for healing. Even ancient Greek physician Hippocrates played music for his mental patients as early as 400 B.C.
     The most extensive account of music in general hospitals appeared during the first half of the 1900s, when health care practitioners used music in conjunction with anesthesia and analgesia.
Music therapy is used on individuals of all ages  for a variety of conditions, which include: psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical handicaps, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, communication disorders, interpersonal problems, and aging.

      A theory points to the ability of music to distract a patient from pain, anxiety and stress as it enables the patient to focus on something pleasant and encouraging.
When soothing music occupies the mind, it somehow allows the patient to ‘escape’ into ‘his or her own world’, also facilitating relaxation for the patient.

    Recognizing the Filipinos’ ultimate love for music and the benefits of music in improving health and healing, GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Inc. (“GSK”) instituted the Himig ng Kalinga program supported by doctor-recommended Paracetamol (Calpol) and in partnership with key hospitals in GMA and Luzon. The pilot launch of the music therapy activities was led by prominent TV personality Suzi Abrera at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) and Cardinal Santos Medical Center recently.

The program aims to bring appropriate and familiar nursery rhyme songs to in-hospital pediatric patients that will be performed by the program volunteers. An original song written by well-known song composer, Jimmy Antiporda, entitled “Gagaling Ka Rin” will also be taught to the patients and parenssts to further uplift the spirits of these hospitalized children.

GSK Philippines, through its doctor-recommended and mom-trusted fever reliever Paracetamol (Calpol), supports the use of music therapy to pave the way for the holistic wellness of every Filipino child.

DOT Kicks Off More Fun Activities In Intramuros!

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Intramuros Administration launch  “Kultura…Musika…Saya!” featuring Intramuros Rocks, a free-admission concert at the Maestranza Park of the Walled City scheduled on 5 July 2013.

    Intramuros Rocks serves as a kick-off activity of the many programs and events under the Intramuros Redevelopment Plan, aimed at promoting cultural appreciation and heritage awareness to the public, especially the youth. The concert will feature bands and artists including Shamrock, Spirit of ‘67, Pilipinas Got Talent finalist Zilent Overload, and many others. There will also be a bazaar featuring food stalls and booths selling local handicraft, tribal arts, and other novelty items within the newly restored Maestranza Park.

    The venue, also called Almacenes Curtain Wall, is situated right beside the Pasig River and was a former storehouse and soldier’s quarter during the Spanish time. Formerly the seat of Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines, Intramuros is home to important historical sites and tourist spots such as Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church and Casa Manila.

    “Intramuros, as a historical and cultural center, plays an important role in the promotion of Manila as a premier destination. The walls of Intramuros tell a beautiful story of our resilience. It is not only an important cultural landmark, but also one of the historical treasures we Filipinos must protect,” Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.

    “It would be fulfilling to see our youth of today discover new reasons to appreciate the Walled City and become active participants in its promotion,” the tourism chief added.

    For event details, interested parties may contact the DOT-NCR Product Development and Research Unit at 524-8311 and 523-8823 or the Tourist Information & Special Projects Unit at 525-2000 and 524-2384. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pinoy Auto Trader Joins Sulit.com.ph!

            The country’s newest go-to hub for new and used cars, Pinoy Auto Trader, has recently given more reason for local car buyers and sellers to get excited thanks to its recent acquisition by the Philippines #1 buy and sell website, Sulit.com.ph

    “Pinoy Auto Trader is delighted to have been introduced to the Sulit group of companies and believe that the combination of Sulit’s resources and strong command of the local online classifieds market will help provide additional benefits to our services and result in Pinoy Auto Trader becoming the market leader in B2C marketing for the entire domestic automotive industry,” said Pinoy Auto Trader Co-Founder and CEO Daniel Scott.

             In particular, the partnership will provide exceptional value to both brands by improving the browsing experience of online buyers and increasing accessibility to advanced selling tools available on the Pinoy Auto Trader platform. In turn, Sulit will bring Pinoy Auto Trader to the forefront of online buyers and sellers as a result of its trusted branding and unparalleled web-traffic.

            The recently redesigned rendition of the Pinoy Auto Trader website will also provide additional value to car consumers thanks to the introduction of detailed car reviews provided by The Ultimate Automotive Authority C! Magazine. “Our partnership with the talented team over at C! magazine combined with our own commitment to constantly providing detailed car specifications and data will provide prospective car buyers with more information to make informed decisions. This is another feature that helps set ourselves apart from typical classified websites” added second Co-Founder Christopher Franks.

            Pinoy Auto Trader is user-friendly and provides buyers with a wide a variety of search criteria for both new and used cars. Buyers will also be able to browse and connect with the largest directory of dealership showrooms nationwide.

    As for sellers, they will be able to “Be In Two Places at Once” by posting advertisements on both Pinoy Auto Trader and Sulit simultaneously for free, giving them more exposure than any other car listing website in the country. The easy to use add-your-car process on Pinoy Auto Trader will enable sellers to easily upload their vehicle images and details to both Pinoy Auto Trader and Sulit.com.ph in one go. These features cannot be matched by any other online product.         

8 ways to improve your child's concentration

Have you noticed how children these days seem to lose their concentration faster than ever? This is not at all surprising, given the many modern distractions around them such as television, social media networks, computer and electronic games, and mobile phones.
But you can fight back and direct your child’s attention toward his/her studies. Here are ways to help improve your child's concentration.
1. Give your child adequate bedtime. Enforce regular sleep hours. When a child is sleep-deprived, perhaps from too much online chatting or computer gaming—his/her concentration slips away. So make sure your kid gets enough shuteye. WebMD.com says children need from 10 to 11 hours of sleep every night, while teens require about eight to nine hours.
2. Watch your kid's diet. Don’t feed your growing one a diet rich in sugar. Not only is sugar the leading cause of tooth decay, it is also believed to induce hyperactivity in kids. Instead, increase your kid's fiber intake to keep his/her adrenaline levels more consistent. Examples of fiber-rich foods are oatmeal, shredded wheat, berries, bananas, whole-grain breads, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
3. Encourage exercise. We can’t overstress the importance of play and exercise in children. Physical activity not only prevents obesity; studies indicate it helps enhance concentration and memory. too. Scientists have posited that the much-observed decline in children’s attention span nowadays arises from a lack of regular physical activity. So get your child away from computer games and into the world of physical games.
4. Clear your house of distractions. Your own home may be filled with distractions that undermine your child’s ability to pay attention. A loud TV that is turned on for hours is one major distraction. Too much TV viewing (or computer gaming for that matter) can lead to kids who have lower grades in school, read fewer books, exercise less, and are overweight.
5. Create the mood for concentration. Make your child’s study area a more conducive place for homework. If possible, choose a place with windows to allow air to circulate. Install appropriate lighting to prevent eyestrain, and choose a study chair and table that are ergonomically sound to prevent backaches and bad posture. Teach rowdy siblings to stay away from your learner’s den during his/her study time. Finally, little touches such as playing calming background music or setting up an aquarium in your student’s room can increase his/her capacity to stay on course.
6. Set a routine. Though they may whine, throw tantrums, or put up a resistance, children actually need structure in their lives. Draw up a schedule for waking up, taking breakfast, going to school, playtime, study time, and dinner. This will teach your child to know what to expect next and what is expected of him/her. When your child knows it is study time and not play time, he/she is more receptive to opening his/her books. Experts recommend that doing homework should take place at the same time everyday.
7. Encourage and praise. Nothing can make a child lose interest in his/her studies more than a parent who yells or scolds him/her as they review his/her lessons, causing the kid to become distracted or frustrated. Rein in your temper. Show your kid that you believe in him/her, and provide encouraging words when you see him/her trying his/her best to understand.
8. Take a break. Don’t overwork your child's brain. Let your little one take short breaks during study time to refresh his/her mind and memory. Allow your kid to stand up and stretch after 10 or 15 minutes or so. Children do not have the attention span of adults. Many educators believe that homework for preschoolers should not exceed 20 minutes each school day. Primary schoolchildren can sit through their homework from 20 to 40 minutes, while high school students can study for up to two hours a school day.
There may be more distractions now than we had to contend with during our own school days. But know that there are many steps you can take to counter these concentration busters. More than anything else, a loving home that takes care of a child’s needs and underscores the importance of discipline and education is what will help your kid improve his/her attention levels and study skills.
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