Sunday, March 30, 2014


May 23-24, 2014; Fri-Sat; 9:00am-5:00pm
SM AURA CONVENTION HALL, Taguig City, Philippines
Investment: P9,995 + Vat

23 May 2014 Friday
09:45-10:00Opening Speech
10:00-10:30Keynote Speaker
Learn the Newest and Most Sophisticated Cyber Attacks
Dennis Paul Nino Sanchez, Ethical Hacker, EC-Council
Dewayne Greer, Founder, Secured IT Solutions
10:30-10:45Coffee / Snacks Break
10:45-11:30Cyber Warfare: Our Government and the Law
Major Joey Fontiveros, Deputy Director, Network Enterprise
Technology Center
Janette Toral, e-Commerce Specialist,
11:30-12:00Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing
EC-Council Resource Speaker
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:45 IPS, Firewalls and other Defensive Technologies
NGT Global Resource Speaker
13:45-14:45Digital Forensics Investigation
Ariel I., Certified Digital Forensics Investigator
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Visual Analysis Technology
Abel Winston Veloria, IBM i2 Analyst NB Certified Trainer
16:00-17:00Open Forum & Closing Remarks

The 2014 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest is now accepting entries

    The yearly J-pop Anime Singing Contest is now opening its doors to amateur dancers as the Embassy of Japan launches its 2014 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest to celebrate the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July.

Open to all Filipino amateur singers and dancers, the contest aims to continue its thrust to promote friendship and cultural exchange between the Philippines and Japan through music.

Interested participants may choose to join one of the following categories:
1.) Participants may perform solo or form a singing group not exceeding 4 members.
2.) Participants may choose any J-pop or anime songs in Japanese by a Japanese artist for their performance.
3.) Participants for the singing category may choose one of the following performance set-ups: 1) The participant may play a musical instrument, or 2) perform a cappella, or 3) perform with a minus-one musical background. Only soundtracks from original CDs will be allowed. We reserve the right to disqualify entries that use pirated musical accompaniment.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

YOSHINOYA Famous Beef Bowl Now Back At Mall Of Asia!

  Who would have not known Yoshinoya's famous Gyodon beef bowl, with its good mixture taste, that would satisfy your every meal, be it lunch dinner or snacks. Plus other wide choice of recipes one can enjoy! I just tried their Tiramiso, wow!

Yoshinoya was born in 1899 because of the ingenuity of its founder, Eikichi Matsuda. Its story begins at Nihonbashi, a humble fish market in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, on the outskirts of Edo Castle where Matsuda created a delicious recipe of beef and rice known as Gyudon (beef bowl).  Named for his birthplace of Yoshino-Cho, Osaka, Matsuda’s restaurant featured delicious, affordable and fast meals. It was an entirely new concept in Japanese culture, and both the hard-working fishermen and market visitors embraced it and made Yoshinoya an instant hit.

    Today, Yoshinoya boasts of more than 100 years of tradition and has grown to be one of the most important brands in Japan that boasts of more than 1,000 outlets, making it one of the biggest fast-food chains in Japan. To date, there are more than 1,200 Yoshinoya outlets around the world located in Japan, USA, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Century Pacific Group, under its retail arm, Yoshinoya Century Pacific, Inc., entered into a Franchise Agreement with Yoshinoya International Co., Ltd in 2001 and started its first store operation in December 2001.  Currently, there are six (6) stores in Metro Manila: SM MEGAMALL, SM NORTH EDSA, SM MALL OF ASIA, ROBINSONS GALLERIA,  GLORIETTA branch, SM MANILA and now in SM PAMPANGA. and the new re-opened To further strengthen its presence in the Quick Service Arena, Yoshinoya Century Pacific, Inc. forged a partnership with Ihanat Foods Corporation led by its President and General Manager,  Timothy James G. Yang.
Yoshinoya is home to delicious modern Japanese comfort food, from fresh salads, delectable seafood, noodles and great selections of entrĂ©es on Japanese rice bowls. Since 2001, the Company with the vision to be the most preferred Japanese restaurant in the country has offered high quality food at affordable prices with exceptional friendly service to its patrons.  From its vast array of delicious entree selections, fresh salad ingredients to sumptuous desserts, only the highest quality products are presented to customers.
Over the years Yoshinoya’s menu changed to reflect today’s consumer except for the Beef Bowl (Gyudon) which is Yoshinoya’s specialty.  It is the same product profile where Yoshinoya operates in other parts of the world.   The core product is prepared using premium beef with the special beef stock over steaming bowl of white rice. 
     With Yoshinoya’s persistence in satisfying customers in providing sumptuous authentic Japanese dishes, Yoshinoya new product offering includes: Maki Variants, Yoshi Chicken and MisonoTeishoku (Set Meals). 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

35 Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life

1. Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.
2. Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they’ll last 4 to 5 days  longer

3. Know how to use your coconuts.Know how to use your coconuts.Via

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Premier Nautical Lifestyle Summer Expo

Looking for quality materials for your boat building project? Visit S.E.A Olympus at the 6th Philippine Boat Show & Premier Nautical Lifestyle Expo on March 21-23 at One Esplanade, and check out their products.

The country's boat show and premier nautical lifestyle expo, Sea-Expo; combining the luxury of boats, water sports, summer apparel, a festive atmosphere, with the practical aspect of engines, informative organizations and scheduled talks, to bring together the premier Boat Show in the Philippines and a summer experience of luxury lifestyle. 

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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Philippine Blogging Summit's 10th Year

     The Philippine Blogging Summit, popularly known as IBlog, will return for a tenth installment on April 4 and 5 at the Malcolm Hall of the University of the Philippines College of Law in Quezon City.

   As the summit celebrates its tenth year of being held annually, speakers from the first nine stagings of IBlog will return to speak again.
When In Manila main man Vince Golangco, advocacy blogger Grace Nicolas, who headed the organizing of one of the offsprings of IBlog, the Laguna Blogging Summit, and one-time TedX speaker Tonyo Cruz will headline the returning speakers.

Also, first-time speakers will also grace the event. Dr. Bien Nillos will discuss how doctors, lawyers, and other professionals can take advantage on having their own blogs, while mathematician and Dugout.PH sportswriter Ivan Saldajeno will tackle on how sports bloggers multiplied quickly in recent years.

Website owners and those who are curious about blogs and social media are welcome to participate. Admission is free, but you can now confirm your slot for the said event. Just go to for details.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A UX Workshop For People Who Create Great EXPERIENCES

In this ever-advancing digital world, the demand for professionals with the right “user experience” or simply UX skills is anything but short. Products are differentiated not anymore by their features alone; a great user experience makes products stand out amongst their competitors. The international crowd has been buzzing about UX for years now and our local community has finally started to catch up. User Experience Manila (UXMNL) is here to be the hub of anything and everything UX.

UXMNL April 2014 is a half-day event of learning, understanding, and appreciating great design and how UX fits into every product development cycle. The series of talks and practical workshops will equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to be competent in their current roles in their organization.

What you will learn
The fundamentals of User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking, with an emphasis on emerging markets.
How to use Design as a strategic tool for sustainable competitive advantage.
How innovative businesses, entrepreneurs and startups examples are leading the way in discovering new markets and opportunities.
How Design Thinking & mobile-first approaches can help you identify and take advantage of emerging needs and opportunities.
How UX can de-risk and accelerate the innovation process within your business.
Perks and Freebies
Network with industry leaders and UX practitioners
Get a 50% discount should you choose to become a member of the Interaction Design Foundation
Stickers, tshirts, and ID straps for everybody!
Access to post-workshop networking event with attendees
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014: Pushing Science & Technology for a brighter future.

The wave of the future is a generation of young Filipinos bred in a sci-tech world and ready to help the country take the big leap forward.

The Philippine S&T Development Foundation – Manila, Inc. (PhilDev S&T) has launched a three-year program, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), that aims to develop more entrepreneurs in science and technology, starting with a curriculum change in the country’s science and engineering education system.

The project, called the Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) program, will foster the development of science and technology entrepreneurship education, provide trainings on market-led economic development, and develop science and engineering graduates who are adept in innovation-driven productivity.

Spearheaded by technology innovator and Silicon Valley hotshot Dado Banatao, the IDEA program will kick off with a series of hands-on entrepreneurship workshops for science and engineering students, with US and Filipino professors and entrepreneurs as mentors, from March 14-15, 2014 at the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center.

This will be followed by the IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014 on the themes of science and technology innovation in areas of societal need, and increasing expertise in productively utilizing such innovations. This will be held on March 17 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Asian LP Gas Summit Will Debunk the Myths that Exists Only in the Philippines

Last year, the event was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and this year, the event will be hosted in the Philippines at the Manila Hotel on March 10 to 12, 2014.

Over 500 industry experts and participants will be gathering in the Philippines for the Asian LP Gas Summit 2014, a conference and exhibition that will highlight key safety and sustainability issues when it comes to the utilization and usage of LPG in emerging countries like the Philippines. The conference will note only address the issue of autogas and health, but also safety in usage, household use and showcase new technologies available.

The Asian LP Gas Summit annual conference and exhibition is organized as the only technical focused conference and exhibition for the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry in Asia.

The Summit is organized by the LPG Summit (part of All Events Group) and co-organized by the Partnership for Clean Air (PCA), and supported by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industry Association (LPGIA) and the World LP Gas Association (WLPGA).

The event is supported by the Clean Air Asia, Viet Nam Gas Association, Kommuntasi Migas, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.

Wazzup Pilipinas is proud to be an online media partner of this event.

Debunking the Myth Found Only in the Philippines

Borrowing the popular moniker “Only in the Philippines”, it seems that the use of LPG as an alternative fuel has developed several unique “health problems” in the Philippines that is stifling the industry. LPG-fuelled (Autogas) Vehicle Users have reportedly suffered adverse side-effects when using their autogas vehicles… but this seems to be a problem, only in the Philippines.

According to the latest figures since 2012, there are over 23.2 million vehicles worldwide running on autogas. 23.2 million users have been using their vehicles, day-in day-out with no reports of adverse effects on health to the drivers. In the Philippines, claims ranging from nausea, headaches, to even death has been blamed on LPG conversions, mostly propagated by enthusiastic taxi drivers willing to tell you a friend that they know has perished after converting their taxi to run on LPG.

Whereas there is no proof to support that LPG has caused adverse health effects, diesel, the alternative to LPG that most drivers in the Philippines are using, is most definitely death-causing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic or cancer-causing to humans in 2012.

Premature deaths caused by air pollution topped 2 million people every year (Source: Journal Environmental Research Letters), with East Asia accounting for more than half of that. More needs to be done to provide a cleaner fuel for transportation that doesn’t result in more than 1 million people dying every year.

Autogas is widely used worldwide as a “green” fuel, as it decreases exhaust emissions and harmful cancer-causing particulates. Compared to diesel, autogas emits 25% less carbon and 90% less particulates. Especially in traffic-jam prone cities like Manila, where a high concentration of people are exposed to diesel emissions on a daily basis, reducing particulate emissions by 90% can have a drastic impact on the quality of life for everyone.

Why are we not switching to autogas?

You'll get to know the answer by attending this very informative event, so see you soon on March 10 to 12 at Manila Hotel.

For more information, please check the official web site of the Asian LP Gas Summit:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bayani Challenge 2014: 1 MILLION VOLUNTEERS to rebuild Pilipinas!

  Four months after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), we are reminded that 2013 was indeed an extraordinary year for the Filipino people. The conflict in Zamboanga displaced thousands, the earthquake in Bohol rocked thousands, and the winds of Yolanda devastated thousands. But at the same time, these events have once again brought the Filipino to its core: relationships that refuse to leave each other behind (Walang Iwanan!).

  This coming summer, the journey will become even more intense and exciting as we raise 1 MILLION VOLUNTEERS to rebuild Pilipinas. We invite you, your family, and your friends to join the Bayani Challenge 2014.

Here's how you can participate:
Form your team, pick a site and REGISTER NOW!
GIVE PHP 1,600 to keep a child's heart and stomach full this summer.
GIVE NOW to fuel 2 months of nation-building and inspire volunteers on ground.
Be in solidarity with the 1 MILLION volunteers. BE COUNTED online.
Invite your family and friends! Check out the Official Website and Facebook Page for regular updates!

Whether on ground or online, this is our chance to put faith in action and build concrete hope when and where it matters the most. We can make Bayani Challenge 2014 an extraordinary act of solidarity and heroism for the nation. Don't miss out on the summer of a lifetime!
Walang Iwanan!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


The “largest multi-arts festival in the country” with this year’s theme, Pasinaya Goes the Extra Mile. More than 150 shows in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature to choose from. 3000 artists participating and with an expected viewership of over 50,000 - the Pasinaya transforms Manila and the art and culture mile between the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex and Intramuros into the most creative place on Earth. Pasinaya partners with the City of Manila, Intramuros Administration, Jeepney Tours, National Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, 1335 Mabini, MET Museum, San Agustin Museum and the Museo Pambata.

To view Pasinaya 2014 schedule click here.

Pay what you can. (50.00 suggested donation)
Special Ballers:  P300.00
VIP Box (contains 6 seats at the Main Theater):  P3,000.00

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Grow and Retain your Best IT Talent by Establishing an IT Competency Framework (ITSS)

18th ESS on
Technology/ Infrastructure/ Domain Knowledge Management

Don't you think it is time for a change?

Join us to learn more about Japan-ITSS framework and know what your company needs to help attract, grow, and retain talent plus best practices!
Here are the speakers that will share the difference made by ITSS when they started implementing the framework on their organization.

Sarah Joy Salvio
Deputy Team Leader, Content Development Team
UP Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC)
Chato Ramos
Senior Business Development Officer
UP Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC)

2014 Philippine Heritage Wikimedia Volunteer Program

Wikimedia Philippines is all set to roll-out a nationwide volunteer Cultural Heritage mapping project. This project is an offshoot of Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines. Kindly fill-out this form if you are interested to take part and be considered for the project.

A group of experts, researchers and authorities will be teaming up with a non-profit organization to launch a nationwide heritage documentation project by early 2014.  The project aims to assist the efforts and initiatives of the local and national government, and the private sector, in protecting and safeguarding built heritage structures, monuments and sites in the Philippines, through a continuous and sustained heritage documentation and research program. A series of training and workshops will be done across Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila throughout the year. The work of this project will be made publicly accessible by everyone through the Wikimedia platform and Creative Commons. The program will span from February 2014 to January 2015.
We are now calling for volunteers who want to participate in this program.  Selected applicants will undergo an extensive and immersive volunteer training and scholarship program (with allowances) funded by the project.  Interested parties may fill out and submit this application form on or before January 15, 2014.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Sugarleaf Foods That Nourish: "More Than Juicing" A Juice Therapy Workshop

Learn how to go beyond juicing and maximize nutrition and not sacrificing good taste!

Juicing will be the IN thing this 2014 and is expected to stay unlike fad and yoyo diets that usually don't work and leave one feeling deprived.

Join us in a fun interactive two-hour workshop on juicing at Sugarleaf Makati with our resident Juice Therapist Rman Lorenzo of Sugarleaf who created Juice Therapy or JT, a smarter more sustainable approach to juicing.

JT is the result of much research on the health benefits of juicing (more than just detox and weight loss) and combining organic and naturally grown fruits and vegetables into delightfully delicious and colour elixirs.

Activities and topics include:
- advantages of going organic
- juicing by colour
- the secret of great tasting juicing
- the edge of slow juicing
- the weight loss effects of juicing and much more
- tips on food intake to complement juicing and introduction to smoothies
- special promotion with Matstone, our partner in slow juicing and Vitamix, our partner in healthful smoothie preparation
- special prices for organic produce

Limited seats are available at 1500 per person inclusive of handouts, generous samplings of delicious fresh organic and natural fruit and vegetables and special promo pricing and freebies on Sugarleaf items, Matstone and Vitamix.
Contact 661 6639 or or for more information on Juice Therapy.
Avail of P1200 early bird deposit to Sugarleaf's BPI Wilson Street branch checking account 4041-0036-48 - bring deposit slip. Senior citizen, group and student price at 1200. 


April 1-4, 2014
AIM Conference Center
Makati City, Philippines

Who Should Attend
Graphic artists and designers, corporate communicators, digital artists, creative directors, photographers, art directors, web developers and designers, webmasters, programmers, illustrators, AV Producers, publishers, layout artists, print managers, production artists, animators, multimedia specialists, educators, IT Professionals, and those involved in the creative industry.


Sunday, March 2, 2014


An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder


Table of Contents:
Bipolar disorder, also known by its older name “manic depression,” is a mental disorder that is characterized by constantly changing moods. A person with bipolar disorder experiences alternating “highs” (what clinicians call “mania“) and “lows” (also known as depression). Both the manic and depressive periods can be brief, from just a few hours to a few days, or longer, lasting up to several weeks or even months. The periods of mania and depression range from person to person — many people may only experience very brief periods of these intense moods, and may not even be aware that they have bipolar disorder.
A manic episode is characterized by extreme happiness, hyperactivity, little need for sleep and racing thoughts, which may lead to rapid speech. A depressive episode is characterized by extreme sadness, a lack of energy or interest in things, an inability to enjoy normally pleasurable activities and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. On average, someone with bipolar disorder may have up to three years of normal mood between episodes of mania or depression.
Bipolar disorder is recurrent, meaning that more than 90% of the individuals who have a single manic episode will go on to experience future episodes. Roughly 70% of manic episodes in bipolar disorder occur immediately before or after a depressive episode. Treatment seeks to reduce the feelings of mania and depression associated with the disorder, and restore balance to the person’s mood.
Types of Bipolar Disorder
Those with bipolar disorder often describe their experience as being on an emotional roller coaster. Cycling up and down between strong emotions can keep a person from having anything approaching a “normal” life. The emotions, thoughts and behavior of a person with bipolar disorder are often experienced as beyond one’s control. Friends, co-workers and family may sometimes intervene to try and help protect their interests and health. This makes the condition exhausting not only for the sufferer, but for those in contact with her or him as well.
Bipolar cycling can either be rapid, or more slowly over time. Those who experience rapid cycling can go between depression and mania as often as a few times a week (some even cycle within the same day). Most people with bipolar disorder are of the slow cycling type — they experience long periods of being up (“high” or manic phase) and of being down (“low” or depressive phase). Researchers do not yet understand why some people cycle more quickly than others.
Bipolar Cycling
Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging in maintaining a regular lifestyle. Manic episodes can lead to family conflict or financial problems, especially when the person with bipolar disorder appears to behave erratically and irresponsibly without reason. During the manic phase, people often become impulsive and act aggressively. This can result in high-risk behavior, such as repeated intoxication, extravagant spending and risky sexual behavior.
During severe manic or depressed episodes, some people with bipolar disorder may have symptoms that overwhelm their ability to deal with everyday life, and even reality. This inability to distinguish reality from unreality results in psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices, paranoia, visual hallucinations, and false beliefs of special powers or identity. They may have distressing periods of great sadness alternating with euphoric optimism (a “natural high”) and/or rage that is not typical of the person during periods of wellness. These abrupt shifts of mood interfere with reason, logic and perception to such a drastic degree that those affected may be unaware of the need for help. However, if left untreated, bipolar disorder can seriously affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life.
Identifying the first episode of mania or depression and receiving early treatment is essential to managing bipolar disorder. In most cases, a depressive episode occurs before a manic episode, and many patients are treated initially as if they have major depression. Usually, the first recognized episode of bipolar disorder is a manic episode. Once a manic episode occurs, it becomes clearer that the person is suffering from an illness characterized by alternating moods. Because of this difficulty with diagnosis, family history of similar illness or episodes is particularly important. People who first seek treatment as a result of a depressed episode may continue to be treated as someone with unipolar depression until a manic episode develops. Ironically, treatment of depressed bipolar patients with antidepressants can trigger a manic episode in some patients.

How to Start Working at Home 2.0

     How to Start Working at Home 2.0 is the follow up seminar to the successful How to Start Working at Home Seminar last 2013 in Quezon City.

This session is a hands on tutorial session on the following topics:

How to Setup your Blog | Website

How to Monetize your Blog | Website

Updates on Working at Home in the Philippines

Blogger Etiquette

Work at Home Experts will be on Hand to support the Participants

Founder and CEO of DMAI - Decision Making, Analytics and Intelligence Dan Meyer will be giving a talk on how to become a Home Based Analyst ( Bring copies of your resumes - You never know , Dan Might be Hiring )
Seminar Fees: 600 php
Snacks and Coffee will be served.
Note: Please inform if you cannot bring your laptop or tablet, so we can TRY to provide tablets to use.

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SULYAP 5: Filmaking Workshop

Hilig mo ba ang magsalaysay ng mga bagay - bagay o di kaya may kuwentong nais mahubog at mapaunlad habang naghahanap ng makabagong kaalaman upang mailarawan at maibahagi ito sa isang masining at nakawiwiling paraan?

Tara, sulitin na ang pagkakataon! Halina't matuto at maglibang habang nililinang at pinagyayaman ang talento't kakayahan sa ikalimang taon ng palihang---

"Sulyap: Pagsilip sa Paggawa ng Pelikula 5"

Isang libreng pantas- aral sa paggawa ng pelikula para sa mga mag- aaral man sa hayskul o kolehiyo at maging propesyunal, may edad 15 pataas.

Buong Sabado ng Mayo 2014