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.

Visit here: http://www.metmuseum.ph/
On Fb: https://www.facebook.com/metmanila

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: