Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What do American Christmas Meals Have To do with X-Men’s Wolverine, Andy Murray, Tour de France Cyclists and Arctic Explorers


Christmas is around the corner and what is more related to this holiday if not food. Just lots and lots of it. foodpanda (www.foodpanda.ph) a mobile and online food ordering marketplace, estimated and matched the sum of food that is actually eaten in just one meal.

In the 13th Century, the medieval occasion ran for 12 days, with lavish feasts every day. Today, an excessive American Christmas meal for just one day means food compositions that equal a 6,000 calories consumption for the average person. This is equivalent to eating 117 biscuits, or 42 bananas, or 23 and a half hamburgers- to name a few.

6,000 calories a day is the amount that Hugh Jackman was consuming to match his role in Darren Aronovsky’s Wolverine film, matching the sum total of what Andy Murray, British number 1 tennis player, eats daily. That is identical to the amount that Olympic biathletes need for their training, Tour de France cyclists to sustain a day’s race and Arctic explorers to endure a day on the ice.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sleep is key to success

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.

According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep.

Why You Need Adequate Sleep to Perform


We’ve always known that sleep is good for your brain, but new research from the University of Rochester provides the first direct evidence for why your brain cells need you to sleep (and sleep the right way—more on that later). The study found that when you sleep your brain removes toxic proteins from its neurons that are by-products of neural activity when you’re awake. Unfortunately, your brain can remove them adequately only while you’re asleep. So when you don’t get enough sleep, the toxic proteins remain in your brain cells, wreaking havoc by impairing your ability to think—something no amount of caffeine can fix.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Holiday Delight" Year-End Thanksgiving Party for Bloggers, With FAME


     Christmas is always the season we look forward to, not just because of the  gifts and goodies, we get to receive during this holiday, but more so because we wish to be thankful for all those blessings that we have received the whole year round, our health, families, friends, all, and of course its the birthday of Christ, the very reason, to celebrate it!

GREEN SUN, Makati City--As the year comes to an end, it seems fitting o take a look at the people who have helped us in one way or another.

   A thanksgiving party entitled, "Holiday Delight (A year-end Bloggers Party)" is hosted by Friendly Alliance and Media Expression (FAME), Inc. to express its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to all bloggers who've been a part of the company's hits and success this year.

   This one-night event with theme" White Christmas Party" is a pocket media conference for bloggers to cap-off FAME's social media programs this year. it gathers various bloggers from different industries for a cocktail dinner and socialization party with several company consumer brands and stakeholders.

   Holiday Delight featured product highlights by LRI Therapharama's BPeptide, Goldilocks Bakeshop and Foodshop, Watlter Bread, Uncle Tetsu, and Tupperware's cooking demo.

   Other event partners are Kinder Zoo-- Adventure Jungle, Elabram Systems Inc. Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. MyPhone, Grab TAxi, Autralian Harvent Oats, Victoria Court, Manila Ocean Park, and TRianon Food Supplement.

   Special thanks also go to its official media partners namely Radyo UNO, (DZME 1530AM),  Health & Lifestyle magazine, Zen Health magazine, Travel Plus magazine. DiabeEase magazine and Vital Signs newspaper.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

First Certified Bloggers Christmas Party At Victoria Court AsGard Suite

  We always have fond memories of Christmas, especially when we were kids, we're always excited when its nearing. Bondings with families, friends, colleagues, its always a good time to get together, we feel the spirit, because its Christ's birthday, we would say happy birthday Christ and celebrate it..

   Yesterday, we had our very first Certified Bloggers Christmas party at Victoria  Court, Asgard Suite. oh boy, we really just had fun fun fun! enjoying every minute of it like  there's no tomorrow. Ivan Stewart did a good job hosting the party whew! and just lucky winning his second LG gadget wow! The games was very engaging, everyone participated to their heart's delight. Trip to Bethlehem, White Elepanth, Videoke pair singing, exchange gift.  Applauses to couple Sol and Ris Razo for organizing this event. To Ms Aki, manager of Victoria Court for providing us a venue conducive for bondings like this, warm, clean, safe, name it, and the location accesseably near, in Malate, Manila.


    The food, we were served, our favorite Filipino dishes, Kare-kare, Pinakbet, Pansit Malabon, Leche Plan and Fresh fruit drink, we had a full and happy belly too.

     Another blessing from our Heavenly Creator giving us this Christmas, thanks indeed, something to look back from and smile..

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Master Hans Cua's 2015 Forcast, Year Of The Wood Sheep

   How important it is that we are guided to where we are heading, and i was fortunate to have attended and met Master Hans, in his press launch at Lombardi's Restaurant yesterday. Aside from the guidance for the year 2015, he gave, he also gave us tips for our personal success. Not only that there were also their partners in health and wellness. that we need to be wholistic. with Lambardi's healthy food, SVR beauty and wellness,, HoneyComb Photography,  ALa Wellness City, and One Life Health Products.

TheFlying Stars MethodofFengShui is one of the oldest and most accurate system in FengShui practice. According to the Flying Star technique you can divide your home’s floor planinto nine energy “sectors”. Each sector, depending on which direction it is located,contains a different type of energy that is eithervery good, good, moderate, bad or very bad. By figuring out where the “good” and “bad” sectors of your home lie, you can see which room or part of the house contains the most auspicious energy.
By activating the luck of your most auspicious sector, you can obtain all the benefits of prosperity, success and happiness.
By knowing where the unlucky sectors are, you can avoid misfortune, illness and even death by applying one of the Five Element cures that can dispelor neutralize the bad luck.
Mapping Out the Nine Sectors

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Parties Beyond Ordinary Only At Victoria Court

   Victoria Court offers world-class suites, each one distinct from the other. The most sought after suites are the Asgard inspired from the movie Thor, the romantic Marrakesh Suite, Batcave from The Dark Night and other fun exciting themes for you to choose from. Our guests have a wide choice of rooms depending on size, design and preferred themes: Standard, Deluxe and Suites with variants of mini-suites, regular suites and super thematic suites, all different themes. At Victoria Court, no two rooms are the same.
    Now known for its Thematic Parties and Events, Victoria Court offers a wide array of Suites and Amenities that promises a party beyond ordinary.
Bachelorette and Stag parties are one of our biggest clientele but we have our share of Celebrity Shoots, MTVS and Press Conferences too.
   We’ve recently had several Press Conferences such as Asia’s Next Top Model and Juana Change the Movie. We also housed the Flip Top
International Artists for their Araneta Dreams Battle Royale and Japan’s RWB Legend Nakai-San. Hitting number 1 on the MYX charts is Kyla who shot her MTV in our James Bond inspired room – Casino Royale.

Friday, December 12, 2014

World Bazaar Festival 2014: Bigger and Better than Before

  You can finally step into a world you have never seen before because the doors to Woobie’s World are finally open.
Find yourself lost in a fantastical world full of surprises at every corner. Don’t be shy, whip out your phone and take selfies because every corner is a photo opportunity. Spot your favorite artista amongst the crowd? Don’t be surprised because the ABS-CBN Kapamilya stars have decided to make the World Bazaar Festival one of their hang-out spots this Christmas! Is your favorite bazaarista at the World Bazaar Festival? Meet and greet them for free, find out their success story, and even have them win as Best Bazaarista –an award to be co-presented by Entrepreneur Philippines Magazine. There is so much in store for everyone–from an incredible amount of products from food, to clothes, to novelty items; to events, such as Woobie’s Kid Idol, Woobie’s Streetdance Competition and AME Fair X, that caters to every single family member from mom, dad, yaya, even your dogs–there’s everything for everyone!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New residential development in Laguna launched, SOC Land unveils Althea

Aspiring home owners looking for housing options in suburban Laguna can now look into a new option as property developer SOC Land bares its newest residential development, Althea Residences.
Situated in Biñan, Laguna, Althea Residences will feature modern homes with a tranquil vibe strategically spread out in 4.3 hectares of land. Home owners can choose from three housing options—Aurea for two-storey single-detached homes, Ayanna for single-attached homes and Aralia for bungalow homes.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Karylle's K Album Scores Gold

Singer-actress-TV host Karylle received a Gold Record Award for her latest album “K” yesterday, December 4, during the live episode of “It’s Showtime.” PolyEast Records’ Managing Director Jesmon Chua presented the award.

The album includes the hit singles “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako,” “Kiss You,” “Kapiling Kita,” among others.

“K” celebrates a number of firsts for Karylle – joining a contest and collaborating with a cousin-rapper.

“I’ve never ever joined a contest before, but it was worth it because I got to sing a beautiful song – Lara Maigue’s ‘Sa ‘yo Na Lang Ako,’ which everyone loves,” expresses K. “I am also thrilled big time that I got to collaborate with one of my favorite rappers – my cousin Dash Calzado.”

The singer-actress also thanks Kiko Salazar for turning an unfinished “Kiss You” to complete song, and for contributing “Kapiling Kita.”

Karylle adds, “This album is extra special because of a million reasons. It was a reunion with my first two producers Ito Rapadas, who produced ‘Sa’Yo Nalang Ako’ and DJ MOD, who remixed ‘Bad Boys.’”
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

TORQUE ROTATING CAMERA PHABLET Coming this Dec'14!


TORQUE LAUNCHES NEW #HEADTURNERS PHABLETS

Turn your head upside down! Christmas will be more exciting as Torque launches the new evolution of Phablets:  The DROIDZ SWIVEL, DROIDZ PIVOT, DROIDZ ROTATE and DROIDZ AXIS. The notable feature of these Phablets is the Rotating Camera, with high-end specs to boot.
The new DROIDZ Phablets pack amazing design and engineering. Setting a new trend for the more affordable Phablets segment in the market.

DROIDZ SWIVEL. The New Revolver.


It is powered by a Quad-core processor, each running at 1.2 GHz. The phablet sports a 4.7-inch qHD IPS display. The highlight of the phone is its 8MP rotating camera that can turn up to 180 degrees for Selfie/Groufie/Photo Op options. It has 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM built-in storage. Its operating system runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and it supports Dual SIM. DROIDZ Swivel is the most affordable at Php 4599 only!

DROIDZ PIVOT. A Different Twist.

The DROIDZ PIVOT is accented by a trendy rotating 8MP camera for Selfie/Groufie/Photo Op options. It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-core. It has 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM of built-in storage. The phablet has a 5-inch qHD IPS display. It comes with 8GB internal storage. In terms of connectivity options, the phone supports Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.  At Php 4999, the Torque DROIDZ Pivot is a real steal.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Bih-Zahr Restobar: Great Music, Food and Fun for Everyone

     Looking for a great party place to spend a great time with your friends, colleagues and family? There’s a restobar in Quezon City that is giving fun seekers a different kind of experience day in and day out.

Bih-Zahr (read as bizarre) RestoBar is a cozy restaurant during the day and a hip-hop, rock and rainbow haven come night time. It is conveniently located at no. 6 Scout Borromeo Street, South Triangle, Quezon City. Come and taste what many dubbed as “not your average RestoBar.”  It offers a wide variety of promos and group bundle of food and drink that is very light on the pocket.
Check their menu that showcase a variety of great food and cocktails for everyone’s taste. Feast on the irresistible entries like Sinuglaw, Pork Sisig, Sisig Pizza, Fish and Chips, Gambas, Nachos, Beef Salpicao, Steak, Chili Fingers and Dynamite. The Bih-Zahr Chef recommends their Pancit Bihon and Pancit Guisado that may sound of that meal that you have tasted it a gazillion time, but when you have to try it to tell for yourself why it is one of their best-sellers. They also offer a wide variety of cocktails for our ladies and mocktails for those who do not drink alcohol and on the rocks drink like rum and  whiskey.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Glasstech Asia 2014 to showcase innovative glass trends for real estate trade professionals

Looking Beyond the Glass Surface

MANILA, Philippines November 25, 2014 – The Philippine construction boom continues with the total number of construction permits rising from 29,424 to 32,7291 in the second quarter in 2014. Much of this real estate growth is driven by the expanding outsourcing sector and multinational companies. Construction spend for 2011-2016 is estimated to reach $70 billion, a large chunk of which will go into glass products for housing and building projects.

The surging demand for glass products presents a timely backdrop for Glasstech Asia 2014 which is currently being held today until November 27, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Now on its 12th staging, the annual Glasstech Asia exhibit will feature a wide array of glass products for green architecture, and sustainable housing and building materials which are gaining widespread local adoption.

"Since its discovery 4000 years ago, glass has since evolved into one of the most versatile and amazing materials and its continuous use also armed us, the architects and designers, with a medium to fully express our architectural artistry to the fullest," said Ar. Leah Dela Rosa, Executive Director, Professional Development Commission, United Architects of the Philippines.

Employees and households in offices and residences that use glass architecture can expect more savings in energy costs. Glass admits natural light, reducing the need for electrical lighting. Additionally, glass allows an area to cool faster without relying too much on air conditioning.

“Green architecture creates efficient energy use in buildings by maximizing natural daylight and offering better visibility, improved thermal and indoor comfort. The proper selection of glass systems in building design minimizes solar heat and allows high visible light transmittance, translating to healthier office environments conducive to workplace productivity, as well as power savings and healthier indoor living for building residents due to improved thermal and acoustic comfort,” said Edgar Sabidong, board member, Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC).

Renato R. Ermita, national president, Flat Glass Alliance of the Philippines, Inc. (FGAPI ) adds, “With investors, developers, and tenants considering environment design, energy management practices, and green architecture certifications in assessing the value of a business property, glass has become a reliable construction material due to its energy efficient properties.”

"Imaging Philippine Flora: 1877 to the Present" At The MET Museum On Nov 25 Onwards

    The Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipina opens to the public the "Imaging Philippine Flora: 1877 to the Present" on Nov. 25 at the museum’s Tall Galleries.

   The exhibit features original engravings from the Flora de Filipinas by Manuel Blanco (1778-1845) side by side contemporary art works by artists who have long been inspired by the different botanical species that grow locally in various parts of the country.

  Curated by artist and Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society’s Ronald Achacoso and UP Diliman professor, Lisa Ito, Imaging Philippine Flora delves into diverse plants, trees, and flora rooted in the country’s vast green spaces such as gardens and parks, and fields and forests. The various art works in the collection explore botanical visualisation that highlight ecologies past and present, histories local and transnational from 19th century to present reflects the richness of our native species and natural resources.

   The museum will be open on Nov. 23 for a public preview of the exhibition. Admission is free.
 "Imaging Philippine Flora: 1877 to the Present" will be on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila until March 14, 2014.

 Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

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R(IoT): A Rundown on the Internet of Things

   In a recent report published by Freelancer.com (https://d3b423mfsq4bmy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-30-Freelancer.com-Fast-50-report.pdf), it was discovered that there is a rise in data and engineering jobs as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.

“Things”, in IoT, refers to different internet-enabled devices, such as biochip transponders for pets and farm animals, pacemaker monitoring implants, self-driving automobiles, field operation devices similar to drones used for fire-fighting, or unmanned aircraft for surveying wildlife reserves. Current examples include smart home appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and thermostats that respond to smartphone commands. The need for these devices has caused a growth in newer, better ideas for connecting more home and office devices to smartphones.
As many employers drum up IoT innovations, the demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related skills and specialties has reached new heights. Due to this development, the industry now faces a shortage of experts across the developed world and has started calling upon freelancers to cover the bases.
Inline with this, Talino Talks presents R(IoT): A Rundown on the Internet of Things -- a talk on everything there is to know about the Internet of Things.

CHED Leads The 10th National Biotechnology Week 2014


   The Commission on Higher Education is this year's host of the 10th National Biotechnology Week happening from November 24 to 28 with the theme "Edukasyon sa Bioteknolohiya: Pagyamanin para sa Kinabukasan Natin' Education in Biotechnology: To Foster for Our Future  The CHED together with seven other partner-agencies have lined up activities that aim to create and promote public awareness and understanding on the importance of biotechnology in nation-building.

   Partner agencies include the DA, DOST, DepEd, DENR, DOH, DTI and DILG. These are the key institutions involve in crafting a meaningful celebration that highlights the benefits and contributions of biotechnology to agriculture and food security, the delivery of health care service, sustainable environment and development of industries and economy

   Various topics and activities on biotechnology are prepared to create awareness and educate the public

The  latest biotechnology applications in the fields of health and medicine, food security and agriculture, and environment will be featured in this year's celebration which will run from November 24 to 28.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Edukasyon sa Bioteknolohiya: Pagyamanin para sa Kinabukasan Natin Education in Biotechnology: Foster for Our Future],”the National Biotechnology Week

CHED  leads 10th National BiotechnologyWeek

The Comision on Higher Education is this year's host of the 10th National BiotechnologyWeek happening from NOvember 24 to 28 with the them Edukason sa Bioteknolohiya Pagyamani para sa Kinabukasa Natin' The CHED toger with even other partnes-agencies have lined up activities that aim to create and promote public awareness and understanding on the importance of biotechnology in nation-building.

Partner agencies inclu the DA, DOST, DephEd, DENR, DOH, DTI andDILG. These are the key instutions involve in crafting a meaningful celebration that highlights the benefits and contributions of biotechnology to agriculure and food securtiy, the delivery of health care service, sustainable environment and development of industries and economy

Various topics and activities on biotechnology are prepared to creat awareness and educate the public
The weeklong activity will be capped with announcement and awarding of winners for the Biotech Shorties Contest—a video making contest organized by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture-Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA-BIC) and the DA Infographics Poster Contest and closing ceremonies.


THE latest biotechnology applications in the fields of health and medicine, food security and agriculture, and environment will be featured in the 10th Biotechnology Week, which will run from November 24 to 28.

With the theme, Edukasyon sa Bioteknolohiya: Pagyamanin para sa Kinabukasan Natin Education in Biotechnology: Foster for Our Future],”the National Biotechnology Week is an annual event organized by departments of Science and Technology, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Education, Health, Interior and Local Government, and Trade and Industry and the Commission on Higher Education, this year’s lead agency.

Sen. Juan Edgardo M. Angara will grace the opening ceremonies on November 24 to be held at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Diliman, Quezon City.

It will be followed by the opening of exhibits, news conference, forums on biotechnology for the management of growth and health of aquacultured species, molecular markers in some high-value commercial crops, and presentation on the biotechnology research program of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.

The second day will feature forums on nutrigenomics and drug discovery; food and pharmaceutical biotechnology; environment-friendly biotechnology products; science and development communicators; and development and trends in biotechnology.   The Sixth National Biotechnology Education Conference for Teachers will also be held simultaneously at the University of the Philippines Diliman-Institute of Biology.

On November 26 discussions, titled “Experience in Biotechnology Research, Career Orientation Toward Biotechnology,” and “Biotechnology 101 for Consumers” will be held.

Also lined up for the day are the Fourth National Biotechnology Quiz for High School to be held at UP Institute of Biology; Second National Nutrigenomics Conference to be held at the Heritage Hotel; and Seminar on the Application of Biotechnology to the National Greening Program of the DENR to be held at Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau-DENR in UP Los Baños College of Forestry and Natural Resources, among others.

A forum on Pinoy Agricultural Biotechnology, film showings and a seminar on crop biotechnology will be the activities on November 27.

The weeklong activity will be capped with the awarding of winners for the Biotech Shorties Contest—a video-making contest organized by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture-Biotechnology Information Center; the DA Infographics Poster Contest; and closing ceremonies.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Universal Records’ Kathleen Go is an Entrepreneur of Passion


   Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, over the years, has successfully prepared the country’s biggest independent record label to withstand the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of the local recording industry.
 
Because of this achievement, Joey Concepcion’s GoNegosyo has named Kathleen as one of the 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion. Her story is included in a special limited edition book with the subtitle “How Big Dreams and Good Ideas Became Great Businesses.”
 
In the commemorative book, Kathleen recalled how Universal Records have readied itself in the evolution of music formats in the country – from vinyl to cassettes to CDs to digital.
 
Kathleen also admitted that this inescapable evolution is really challenging, but according to her, one truth keeps her faith in the industry – “Music will never disappear and Filipinos will always be music lovers.”
 
She further adds, “We (in Universal Records) will always be here to service their needs, and at the same time discover and support great talents in OPM.”
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Good Housekeeping’s Get Hooked on DIY with 3M and Brand Ambassadors, Doug and Chesca Kramer

The 3M and Good Housekeeping DIY event is back once again. Catch the first of the five DIY weekend tomorrow at Cedar Crest, Acacia Estates, Taguig. The event will be hosted by Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco and event guests will be Command™ Brand Ambassadors, Doug and Chesca Kramer.

Registration is open from 10 am until 2pm. Booth Activity opens at 10am while the DIY program proper starts at 2pm. Good Houskeeping and 3M Command have prepared tons of freebies & raffle prizes to be given away! There would be engaging workshops on how to create an organized and clutter-free space.

I attended an Afternoon DIY with Hooks & Duct Tapes last December and I’m excited to go for another fun DIY afternoon!

If you can’t make it to this weekend’s event, you may check out the next schedule:

August 9  – Ohana Place, Alabang Zapote Road, Las Pinas
August 16 – East Raya Gardens, Pasig City
August 30 – Riverfront Residences, Pasig City
October 19 – Royal Palm Residences, Acacia Estates, Taguig
November 15 – SM North Edsa (3rd flr city center activity main hall)

Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/goodhousekeeping.ph

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 28: #RainbowConnection Demystifying the LGBT Market

 
   
     The Philippines is considered as one of the many countries that has an influential Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) market. Their presence can be seen in the entertainment, business, socio-political, among other industry segments.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Exclusive Screening



The first installment of the blockbuster movie series will be shown on November 21, 2014 at the SM Megamall Cinema 5 at 7:00pm.
Ticket price is P400 includes
1 Pizza Slice from Greenwich
1 Gift Bag from Cup Noodles
20% Discount Vouchers from Cold Stone Creamery
1 Free Ride Vouchers from Zoobic Safari
SM Cinema e-plus card,(https://www.facebook.com/ePLUStaptopay?fref=ts)

PLUS :
Raffle coupon & get a chance to win any of the following :
2 Winners of Total Subic Adventure Package - Day tour at Magaul Bird Park at Jest Camp & Zoobic Safari and Overnight stay at Subic Peninsular
2 Overnight stay at Subic Peninsular good for 2 pax
3 Winners for Subic Day Tour Adventure package - Magaul Bird Park and Zoobic Safari (Good for 2 pax)
5 Winners of Magaul Bird Park at Jest Camp (Good for 4 pax)
1 Greenwich Free Pizza Card (Check the mechanics posted)
10 Gift Certificates worth P 200 each from Coldstone Creamery (Robinson's Galleria Branch)
3 Black Forest Personal Size from Red Ribbon
5 Gift Packs from Doritos
1 lucky winner to have a chance to win Pizza Supply for one year from selected Greenwich Stores,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Future Technology Unmasked In This Year's Science Film Festival At The Mind Museum Taguig

   
      Have you ever been intrigued by the possibility of robots surpassing humans in the near future? Do you think you can live a normal life without using any kind of plastics? What will be the story of our lives shaped by future technologies?

These are just some of the curious questions to explore as Goethe-Institut partners with The Mind Museum to showcase the Science Film Festival 2014.  This aims to promote interest in science and culture among the youth, and motivate the younger generation to pursue a career in the field.  “The films will communicate scientific concepts in an easily-digestible and enjoyable form, providing schools and institutions a non-traditional medium for science teaching and learning,” says Dr. Petra Raymond, director for Goethe-Institut Philippinen.

This one of a kind science showcase is made possible with the support of the festival’s partners, including its main sponsor – premium automotive brand Mercedes-Benz, an advocate of technological innovation and progress.

“We are honored to host the opening of the 5th Science Film Festival in the Philippines,” says The Mind Museum curator, Maria Isabel Garcia. Centering on the theme of ‘Future Technologies,’ this year’s festival explores the broad spectrum of innovative technologies and cutting edge science through audio-visual content from all over the globe.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

*Selfie* A Mental Disorder, American Psychatric Association Makes It Official

Chicago, Illinois – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along: taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder.

The APA made this classification during its annual board of directors meeting in Chicago. The disorder is called selfitis, and is defined as the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self  and post them on social media as a way to make up for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy.

APA said there are three levels of the disorder:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Triple O’s Latest Branch Now Open At At SM Aura


  With Triple O’s latest branch opening at SM Aura Primier. Filipinos now have a chance to experience what makes Triple O’s a must-visit food stop in the Taguig area.

    After its hugely successful launch in SM Megamall, the iconic Canadian Fast food Restaurant Triple Os recently opened its second branch at the food court of SM Aura Premier. For anyone who has been to Canada. Triple O's by White Spot will be instantly recognizable.

  Established by Nat Bailey in 1928 as the first drive in restaurant ever. Triple O's took an uncompromising stance on quality and flavor. propelling the brand into the powerhouse that it is today. it can also be said that Triple O’s huge success is due to the legendary Triple O’s Burger, which continues to make waves among customers who simple can’t get enough of.

  “Triple O” came from the shorthand language of the drive-in service attendant- otherwise known as “carhops – manning the immensely popular Canadian restaurant. As drive-in guest chose from mayonnaise and relish, their order slips were printed with X’s and O’s on the slip meant plenty of everything, and that’s exactly what Triple O’s by White Spot serves on the menu
   Triple O’s  proclamation of having the sauciest, juiciest, tastiest, best burgers around, may sound like a tagline, but the 100% Canadian organic beef patty that goes into every burger is a convincing reason to back up the dialogue. Alongside its inimitable burgers,  which are perfectly grilled to t a  crunchy, flavorful crisp, as well as a selection of other main course, such as chicken, pasta and fish dishes.
   In Manila, we have also become known as the place that serves the best milkshakes in town,which have developed quite a loyal following.

 With Triple O’s latest branch opening at SM Aura. Filipinos now have a chance to experience what makes Triple O’s a must-visit food stop in the Taguig area.

Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/tripleosph

Find Your Perfect Home At Propery24

    Property24 launches its brand new office in the Philippines. The property portal's biggest hub thus far in Asia. Property24 Philippines is the largest real estate classifieds site in the country with hundreds of thousands of listings and a rapidly growing client base in the property industry. The company is focused on further expanding its business and is set to offer its full roster of services to its growing client base in the market

Property24 Philippines finds its its perfect home in a much bigger urban-themed modern work space a the heart of the Ortigas business district.
   Property24 Philippines finds its its perfect home in a much bigger urban-themed modern work space a the heart of the Ortigas business district. "We wanted a space that encouraged out of the box thing (creative, non-traditional touches), and promote employees collaboration by building an open office design through playful touches) and promote employee collaboration by building an open office design. Through playful touches such as our London phone booths, intended for solo video conferencing and audio calls, we are able to achieve a good balance of fun and function. our play space gives the team the opportunity to bond, and our ability to have fun together makes us a better, stronger and more cohesive team" says Steve Santos, Property 24 Philippines Country Manager.

Friday, October 24, 2014

TB DOTS Clap for a TB-Free Philippines


    Recently, the TB or Not TB Team visited two schools in Quezon City for its #TBDay school tour—San Vicente Elementary School (September 8) and North Fairview Elementary School (September 22).

As part of the Department of Health’s (DOH) campaign to raise awareness on tuberculosis (TB), the students participated in fun and educational activities, which centered on fighting the stigma and debunking the myths and misconceptions about the disease.

Moreover, the highlight of the #TBDay school tour was the teaching of a children’s clap game.   Called “TB DOTS Clap Game,” it aims to educate students about TB DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course), an effective method recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to cure TB and stop its spread in communities. In the Philippines, TB DOTS is offered for free thru accredited DOTS Centers.

TB DOTS Clap Game
Sa tuwing umuubo ang tatay ko
Natatakot ako baka TB na ito
Pero wag ka, wag ka
TB ay nagagamot
Kapag kumukonsulta ka
TB DOTS
TB DOTS
TB TB TB DOTS (2X)
Di dapat mahiya kung may TB ka
Matanda man o bata
May ngipin o wala
Mahirap, mayaman
Bariles, payat o seksi pa
TB ay tatama kung mahina ka
TB DOTS
TB DOTS
TB TB TB DOTS (2X)
Let’s play the TB DOTS Clap for a TB-Free Philippines!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Take A Free Tour At The Most Most Modern Bread Factory In The Country


Who knew that one of the country’s leading educational tours takes place in a…bakery
With more than 2.5 million visitors in the last 10 years, majority of whom are students from 15,000 different schools, this obviously isn’t your run-of-the-mill neighborhood panaderia.

   State-of-the-art plant that can produce 650,000 loaves and buns daily Gardenia’s plant in Biñan, Laguna has been one of the top educational field trip destinations in the country since it opens the factory for free plant visits. The company showcases its world-class bread manufacturing facility that is ISO and HACCP certified, giving consumers the assurance of product quality and food safety in a well-sanitized bakery environment.
It is the company’s pride and joy where, each day, 650,000 loaves of bread and snack items are produced in a fully automated facility, untouched by human hands. Gardenia’s plant in Laguna is toured by as much as 3,000 to 8,000 visitors a day.

  Baking breads untouched by human hands
The plant tour aims to impart to the students the knowledge about modern bread production that is untouched by human hands. Additionally, it promotes the importance of proper nutrition and sanitation practices as foundations to a healthy mind and body, and as well values education.

   While Gardenia’s secrets to success will be shared to visitors via an audio-visual presentation (AVP), the most exciting part of the program is the actual catwalk tour of the visitors as they enjoy viewing the complete plant facility and step-by-step process of baking breads, the Gardenia way. Nobody leaves the factory without taking their good poses with a bread sample at the photo opportunity areas. No wonder they cannot forget their unusual field trip, baking breads untouched by human hands!
Making bread the Gardenia way is fascinating and educational for kids and adults alike - to see how staple food, like bread, is made on such a massive scale.

The NBSH Championship Finale Hits The Mark


After undergoing a tough and gruelling three-stage sandwich-making competition, Gardenia’s the “Next Big Sandwich Hit (NBSH)” event has finally come to an end with a literally delicious bang! All the ten teams battled tooth and nail to get the top prize and really made life difficult for the judges who had to choose the grand winner in this year’s competition.

“It was really difficult to be one of the judges in this year’s Next Big Sandwich Hit competition.  Not only were all the sandwiches delicious but they were all works of art!  From the preparation of the ingredients all the way to the plating, you can really see each teams’ creativity, passion, dedication, and drive to win.  From start to finish, all the ten teams really gave it their all and I have to give my commendation to them.  I know how hard they all worked and in my book they are all winners,” said Chef Jeremy Favia, one of the judges in the NBSH competition Championship Finale.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Five New NET25's Show Is Here, Check It Out!


   Watch Out for Net 25's five new and exciting  shows that would not just liven up your day, but give  information on health, sports and other updates

1. DA VINCI LEARNING. Learn science the fun way, with Harvi Hammer, SciQ, Right on Top and World Ahoy (Weekdays 7:30-8:00am/Weekends 8:00-9:30 am)

2. POWER SHIFT.  Get to know your local mechanic and where they get to display their skills on the racetrack. The latest motoring innovations. Tips from the pros, be always prepared for the drive.Experience life in the fast lane! ( Sundays 11:30-12nn)

3. FITNESS CENTER. Get your weekly dose of health and wellness tips from Shawn Yao! Learn the latest workouts, sample organic foods or choose alternative options for a healthier lifestyle.


4. HIT LIST. Look better and feel better! Let lifstly bloggers Lissa Kahayon, David Guison and actreess-model Isabel Oli take you to the trediest events, while showing you what's hot and what's not! (Sundays 4:00-4:30pm)

     5. ROAD SHOW BUILDING A BAND. How far will you go to achieve your dreams? how bad do you want to feerform your music to a crowd of adoring fans. How do you deal with obtacles and setaacks along the way? Join Mike Chan and his band  The Anthem, as they pursue their passion and dream of building the band (Sundays 4:30-5:00pm)

   NET 25's vision is to become the premiere values-oriented broadcast communications network. Its mission is to inform, entertain and educate the public by providing high quality values-centered programs that enrich life.

  The station is dedicated to the growth and revolution of the new media era. It is created as a community and a resource - a center of values where its best practices can be explored and where vision and innovation are shared to build new opportunities that enrich life.

Visit here: https://www.facebook.com/NET25DitoNaKo

THE ERA OF BRAIN TECHNOLOGIES BY DR. NED SAHIN

What is the future of your brain? Will technology help?


   You may be surprised at how quickly the future is coming, in brain science and in wearable computers. Imagine a time when you can send a text message to someone just by thinking their name, or know when you will get a headache or fall asleep or have a seizure – an hour ahead of time, when you can decode what a baby is saying or thinking by listening with special headphones, when a doctor can log in to your mind and diagnose a problem or an injury, when a person’s guilt or innocence can be quantified scientifically, when a company can know precisely what its customers want – even before they do, when you can think a question and have Google answer it – directly into your mind! This Executive Talks will show that this time is coming, in the living future, and for this we can thank innovations in technology and in neuroscience.

Technology will unlock the power of the brain – to make the sick healthy, and the healthy superhuman.

Conspiracy of Beauty A solo Art Exhibit Featuring The Works Of Jayson Cortez At ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum



The third solo show of visual artist Jayson Cortez, Conspiracy of Beauty tackles the makings of attractiveness by glorifying the female form, flora and fauna through paintings In this show, Cortez shares his own perception of beauty, by attempting at photo realism and surrealism and achieving extreme likeness. In the process, he establishes imageries that are uniquely his own.

The Philippine Literary Festival 2014 At Raffles Hotel


Join international bestselling and award winning authors Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee in Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s first ever Philippine Literary Festival from October 23 to 25, 2014 at the Raffles Makati. Attend three days of book signings, discussions and panels about books and literature with free admission! View the complete schedule and get details of all events at philippineliteraryfestival.com.
Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests. Tag #PLF2014 to join the discussion.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Know What You Eat, Watch This Docu Film "Fed Up"


  I got to see the documentary film Fed UP, shown at the Awakenings Clinic yesterday. It was about what we thought we knew about food  and why we get sick from what we eat.  Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig lead us through this expose that uncovers the popular food we consume, are the main causes of many illnesses we now have.

AWAKENINGS  is your gateway to a life of improved health and fitness. It is the first step in your journey on the path back to the body's original state, which is a state of balance and wellness. It is the way you were originally when you were born, or your original state.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Empowering Workers And Sustaining Enterprises Is Key Theme Of Biennial 2014 National Productivity Convention

Press Release

   Empowering Filipino workers and sustaining the country's enterprises through productivity and innovation will be the key buzzwords that participants will hear and discuss in the 2014 National Productivity Convention that will take place on Wednesday, 16 October, at the Heritage Hotel in Manila.

    "We look forward to the 2014 National Productivity Convention for it will offer us the opportunity to engage micro, small, and medium enterprises--the backbone of the Philippine economy--on the important issue of productivity and innovation which is key to empowering our workers and sustaining the growth of our enterprises towards regional and global competitiveness," said Baldoz as she primes up publicity for the biennial event.

     "This Convention is our contribution to the celebration of October as the National Quality and Productivity Month," she added.

      Secretary Baldoz will deliver a keynote address at the Convention.

      This is the third National Productivity Convention since it was first held six years ago.

      The National Wages and Productivity Commission, which is organizing and hosting the event, said it had chosen the theme, “Productivity, Innovation, and Enterprise Development: Empowering Workers, Sustaining Enterprises”, as fitting to the thrust of the DOLE of putting productivity and innovation to the fore of its roadmap to decent work that will contribute to the national goal of massive employment generation and substantial poverty reduction.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Compact without the compromise High performance Dyson vacuum technology: Concentrated

Rising populations, urban living, and less space have all lead to us living in more compact spaces. Making the most of every inch is key to compact living. It’s not just about how you furnish your pocket-sized apartment; keeping a small space clean and tidy can help to create a more welcoming environment.

For British technology company Dyson, developing solutions for smaller spaces is a core part of their £1.5m a week research and development programme. Fitting on an A4 sized piece of paper, DC48 is engineered to be Dyson’s smallest, quietest Ball™ vacuum cleaner yet.

James Dyson, Company founder and inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner and bladeless fan, notes that “globally attitudes to technology are starting to design. People want better technology. Technology that makes their lives easier, and all in more compact, energy efficient forms.” The technology entrepreneur challenged his 1500 strong engineering team to find a solution.

The secret behind the DC48 is the Dyson digital motor - half the size of conventional motors with twice the power. It’s controlled by a microprocessor that makes 6000 decisions a second in order to optimise performance. This is a miniature revolution. With the tiny motor, the machine weighs in at just 2.7kg.

Powerful but quiet: Engineers were challenged to develop a powerful yet quiet vacuum cleaner. Acoustic engineers developed simplified airways in the floor tools, funnelling the turbulent air downwards to dampen the sound. They adjusted the motor’s orientation, and smoothed the airflow inside the vortex fingers of the cyclone to reduce sound from the machine.

Ball™ technology: The machine is light to pull, can pivot on the spot, and follows obediently without snagging on corners. It has a low centre of gravity for negotiating tight turns and getting around furniture. There are over 100 components arranged in the ball including the motor, ducting and 5 metres of cable.

Improved floor tools: These have been re-engineered to improve pick-up and sound quality, and reduce weight. Simplified airways decrease noise levels and a self-tightening mechanism keeps the brush bar stable. A dust capture channel prevents dirt from escaping back to the floor, increasing pick-up. The new configuration of carbon fibre filaments and nylon brushes removes fine dust from hard floors and ground-in dirt from carpets.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Duman Duman! Get Some Before It's All Gone At Sugarleaf Makati

Imagine a variety of grain that is planted only in a couple of weeks in select rice paddies in only a couple towns in Pampanga then harvested as the cool breeze of the holiday months sweep the rice fields. Processing this grain is a colourful undertaking in itself–from harvesting in early dawn, to winnowing, toasting and pounding to remove the chaff.  For every hectare planted with this special variety yields a mere 4.5 cavans of grain while a harvest of the normal variety of rice yields up to 300 cavans.
Due to the limited harvest quantity, which was fortunately spared by the typhoons that hit Central Luzon this year, the demand for duman is much greater than the supply.  However, despite its rather steep price, those who’ve enjoyed it vouch that it is worth every grain. It may be consumed by itself, rather like breakfast cereal, or taken with steaming gatas damulag (carabao milk) or tsokolate de batirol (frothy native chocolate).
Sugarleaf Makati shares this prized delicacy in limited quantities to residents of the metropolis. Together with La Moderna’s artisan bakery products as well as other carefully selected healthyummy food and non-food products

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Richard Poon Sings Hits Of Burt Bacharach In New Album

The country’s premiere crooner Richard Poon interprets some of Burt Bacharach’s biggest hits in her new album aptly titled “The Crooner Sings Bacharach.” This is Richard’s second album with Universal Records, after the album “Legends,” which was awarded Gold.

The album consists of 12 Bacharach classics including “What The World Needs Now,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Close To You,” “Raindrops Keeps Falling On My Head,” among others.

“I think this is the best album I’ve ever done ever kasi even my record label executives are raving about it,” shares Richard. “It’s a nice album taas kamay ko sa mga arrangers ko.”

“The Crooner Sings Bacharach” will have an album launch this October 3, Friday, Shangrila Plaza East Wing. Advanced copies of the album will be sold at the venue.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zoomanity Group Brings You "O"wesome Zoomanity Treats This October to December !





































Zoomanity Group, the leading company in park industry, would like to invite you to their biggest series of outstanding events; the Big “O”wesome October. This will showcase the launching of different latest and amazing attractions of their original theme parks, exciting shows and special offering this Halloween season.

Friday, September 26, 2014

DTI Promotes Art Entrepreneurship With Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair

The Department of Trade & Industry Bureau of Domestic Trade (DTI-BDT) organizes national domestic trade fairs to provide Filipino entrepreneurs with a venue to showcase their products and expand their market presence.

This year, for the first time, the Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair will highlight the creative industries to promote art entrepreneurship. This event will be held from September 26 to 28 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1&2 in Mandaluyong City.

The Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair will bring together different art forms, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, the performing arts, literature, music, and more. Fine crafts from the regions will also be available for sale.
Art collectors will be able to make their picks from a wide selection of artworks and fine crafts. Corporate event planners and party organizers will be able to network with performers, musicians, dancers, film makers, and other creative professionals for their future requirements. Students of the humanities and aspiring artists will find inspiration from the different works showcased at the event.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

PELíCULA, Spanish Film Festival 2014


Ready for a this year's pelíkula?


Since its conception in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Film Festival Película has grown through the years to become the most important showcase of Spanish Cinema in the Southeast Asian region. Pelikula starts its new edition with a collection of good quality movies, many of which have been rewarded in prestigious festivals. Comedy, drama, thriller, animation, documentary, short film… Finally, to cap off our line-up are the midnight screenings, always a must-see in every edition of PELÍCULA.

Pelikula Film Festival will run from Oct 9 to 19 in Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati.

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FutureYou.ph Introduces Students To The Right Career Opportunities And A Lot More


    Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) launched FutureYou.ph, an online career exploration portal that aims to address the lack of information on the right job opportunities for Filipino students and graduates.


    The Philippines currently has the highest unemployment rate in Southeast Asia.

The country has an average of 2.8 million people who have been unemployed for the past 2 years. Majority of those are in the 15-24 age group followed by those aged 24-30, composing 48% and 30% of the unemployed in the country, respectively.
Of the total unemployed, 44% have either graduated or reached high school, and 34% have reached or graduated from college.