Wednesday, November 30, 2011

100 QCIM FREE Race Kits by JourneyingJames

My fellow travel blogger is giving away 100 QCIM FREE Race Kits courtesy of Runnex.

All you have to do is email (title your email with "Free QCIM Race Kit")him the following:

Full Name:
Preferred Distance:
Date of Birth:
Address:
E-mail:
Contact no/s:
Shirt size:

Send your email not later than 12:00nn of December 4.

Email it to journeyingjames@gmail.com

*Please note that these FREE race kits are not entitled to the Condominium Unit raffle prize but they will still be given the free event shirt plus the freebies after finishing the race.

Don forget to like his fan page for more travel stories and running updates at JourneyingJames.

For more details you may log on to:

http://running.journeyingjames.com/2011/11/smdc-qcim-2011-quezon-city-international-marathon-december-4-2011/

http://www.pinoyfitness.com/2011/10/3rd-quezon-city-international-marathon-qcim3-december-4-2011/

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jamba Juice is Now in Manila

Jamba Juice officially opens in Bonifacio High Street Central!

For more information, you may log on to their website at www.jambajuice.ph or you may want to connect with them through their facebook fan page. Click here.












Tuesday, November 8, 2011

BPI Cards Wonderworlds

Guests have more reasons to be happy aside from partying at 7th High in Bonifacio Global City as BPI launches their E-Prepaid Mastercard. Everyone can now shop anywhere in the world and even online. For a traveler like me, using this e-card would be a big help in managing my expenses for my food and accomodations and even booking my flights. Im already a BPI debit card holder and I promise myself to get this awesome BPI E-prepaid card.

You may log on at www.bpicards.com for more details. You can also like their facebook fan page by typing BPI Cards Wonderworlds in the search bar to get more updates.

Guess who won the blackberry!?:)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Grand Winner

Maasinhon Trio is the grand winner of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3.

Runners up are as follows:

Khalil and Bringas Brothers

The three finalists who competed fro the Grand Prize are all singers.

Check out Pilipinas Got Talent Videos.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

PPUR Text Promo to Give Away more than P30million in Cash Prizes

One lucky texter stands to win the biggest prize money in text messaging with the launching of the “Pera sa Kweba” text raffle promo for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan.

The promo, which runs for 90 days from September 30 to December 28 of this year, will give away more than P30million worth of cash prizes, with the grand prize set at P25million and five consolation prizes of one million pesos each to be drawn on December 30, 2011.

Texters can also win P10,000 in daily draws, P100,000 in bi-weekly draws, and P250,000 in monthly draws throughout the promo period. All winning numbers will be drawn electronically.

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said that the promo is an initiative of the private sector to promote Puerto Princesa City as an important ecotourism destination, particularly the PPUR which is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

He added that the promo would educate the public more on the PPUR and “show everyone why it is a deserving finalist in the New Seven Wonders of Nature global competition.”

The text raffle promo is open to all postpaid and prepaid subscribers of Globe, TM, Sun, Smart or Talk N’ Text at P2.50 per SMS. There is no need for registration.

Raffle entries are automatically earned each time a subscriber votes for the PPUR as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature by texting PPUR, or when downloading trivia by texting PPUR ON also to 2861. Winners will be notified via text, call or registered mail.

Each trivia downloaded or text sent will earn two raffle entries from October 1, 2010 to November 10, 2011, and one raffle entry for the period November 11-December 28, 2011. The “Pera sa Kweba” promo is retroactive for all those who were able to register in the SMS voting for the PPUR since last year.

“Among others, this text promo will generate excitement and pride among Filipinos here and abroad in recognizing the PPUR as a true wonder of nature as proven by La Venta,” said Paje, referring to Italian geographical association La Venta Esplorazioni Gegrafiche, whose members had earlier unearthed mineral and fossil findings in the PPUR cave.

*All text that appears from this post from AsianTraveler Magazine Facebook Fanpage

Monday, October 3, 2011

The BIG Outlet & Travel Sale 2011

Save the dates and take advantage of this big big sale happening on October 14-16, 2011, Friday-Sunday, 10am-9pm at The Megatent, 30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City (bet DepEd and Renaissance)

Up to 90% off on Select Merchandise + Book & Buy Promos from Resorts & Hotels. Free Entrance to BPI Cardholders (with valid ID). Additional perks for BPI Express Credit Edge and Petron Mastercard holders! There will also be hourly Raffle Draws for BPI Edge & Petron Mastercard holders, Guests will have the chance to win Sun Cellular post-paid line + Mobile Phones!

Travel Merchants includes: AirPhil Express, Microtel Philippines, The Tides Hotel Boracay, Movenpick Resort & Spa Cebu, Las Casas Filipinas, One Tagaytay Place, Hotel Elizabeth, Fersal Hotel, etc...

Brands: PowerMac Center, Ipanema, Levi's, Nike Golf, Dupe', Rudy Project, Crumpler, Cushe, Hush Puppies, Melissa, Adidas, Puma, Devant, Nike, Accel, Rustan Marketing Corp. Cutting Edge, JA Henckels, Manny O Wines, Canopy Homes, Parker, Chocolate Clothing, Dockers, R.A.F., Plains & Prints, Guerlain, Grendha, Giordano Ladies, Pac Sports, Sebago, Targus, Switch, Digital Walker, Audio Technica, Ideal Vision, Speck, Slazenger, Maldita, and many many more!

You may also visit the following for more information
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227198760671964
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thebigoutletsale

Or email MALIBU Enterprise at malibu.enterprise@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Feature Writing 101


"I am a frustrated writer." I want it to be my career. And since its impossible for me to reach that dream before, I started blogging after learning what this is all about.

I'll be the most luckiest person if ever I would be given a chance to participate in this feature writing seminar initiated by Writer's Block Philippines in cooperation with Powerbooks Store for I know that this will really help me a lot to develop my skills in writing. For a travel blogger like me, I know this one could be a great help to become more creative in telling my road stories and (mis)adventures. Based on my personal experience, Im running out of words to use in most of my article ending up using the words which I already used in my previous article, so I feel like there's nothing new in my post and everything is just the same. This is just one only among other difficulties I always encounter in writing. I want to attract more readers and through my post, encourage them as well to travel and explore.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
From Powerbooks Store Fan Page:

An amazing treat for aspiring writers! Be one of 2 lucky winners to get FREE SEATS to the Feature Writing 101 Class!

Mechanics:
1. Go to the FREE Seats to Feature Writing 101 tab (located in the menu below the profile picture) and submit the entry form by providing your name and email address. Only one entry per participant will be accepted via the contest tab.
2. For better chances of winning, you can submit another entry by retweeting the following message in Twitter: Click this link http://tinyurl.com/3fm9pnc and get a chance to win FREE seats to Feature Writing 101 from @PowerbooksStore #PBfeature101
3. Powerbooks' Feature Writing 101 Workshop Promo will run from September 1 to 14, 2011.
4. 2 lucky winners will each win one (1) Scholarship seat to attend the Feature Writing 101 Workshop.
5. The winners will be informed on September 15, 2011 via email.
6. The winners can claim their prizes at the Customer Service counter of Powerbooks Greenbelt 4. Please look for Ms. Jean or Ms. Che and present a valid ID.

Seminar Details
What: Feature Writing 101 Workshop
When: September 17, 2011 (SAT), 10AM to 6PM
Where: Powerbooks Greenbelt
Workshop Fee: P2,500


Writer’s Block Philippines is bringing back the highly successful workshop, “FEATURE WRITING 101: The basics of writing to get published.” This one-day workshop equips participants with the basics of writing features on their favorite topics so that they can pursue their passions and live to write about it! To many, there’s nothing better than doing what you love to do and getting published and paid for it.

The workshop will be facilitated by the founders of Writer’s Block Philippines, who each has years of writing and editing under her belt. Ana Santos is Associate Editor of Illustrado, a Dubai-based lifestyle magazine; Nikka Sarthou is Contributing Editor at Smile, the inflight magazine of Cebu Pacific; and Nina Terol-Zialcita is Editor-in-Chief of asianTraveler, the longest-running travel magazine in the Philippines.

Participants of the first Feature Writing 101 course have already started pitching their stories to different publications–with some already earning their byline in as little as a few weeks!

For details, visit www.writersblockphilippines.com, email writersblock.ph@gmail.com, or contact (0927) 8508280 .

Disclaimer: The photo and complete details of the announcement came from the official fanpage of Powerbooks Store. I just blog this event to encourage my friends, readers and my fellow bloggers to participate in this seminar.

IAFT FREE ACTING SEMINAR AT FULLY BOOKED

Before you read this article, I would appreciate if you will click their fanpage first. Its pretty easy right? Here.

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR? Find out what it takes to be a successful Actor for the Camera from IAFT's own Alex Murphy!

WHEN and WHERE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TIME: 3:30PM TO 5:30PM
The Forum, FULLY-BOOKED, Bonifacio High Street



THIS EVENT IS FREE!

There are a limited amount of seats available so if you're interested, please register at the Fully Booked Customer Service Counter or contact Bill at +63.32.495.1033 or +63.917.631.2103

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Alex Murphy's professional acting career in film, television and theater has spanned both the United States and Europe. After graduating from the University of South Florida, Murphy went on to be involved in productions such as "Lou Gehrig Did Not Die Of Cancer", "Dopes" and "Fresh Meat" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York; "Things that Should Have Been Said" at the West Bank Theatre; and "Buck Fever" and "White Boys" at the Wesbeth Theatre Center. Murphy's repertoire also includes solo performances such as "Drinking in America", which he performed at the Studio Butto Theatre in Warsaw, and "Essential...America," which he performed at BMOCA in Boulder, Colorado.
Murphy's work in the U.S. in film and television includes "One Life To Live," "All My Children," Madman and Guts; his European movies and shows include Kiler, Mlode Wilki, Success and Awkwarium.

Source: Fully Booked

Monday, September 12, 2011

Miss Universe 2011 Results (Winners?)

"Miss Universe 2011 Results"

Update:

Miss Universe 2011 : Miss Angola "Leila Lopes"

Runners Up:
1st : Ms. Ukraine Olesia Stefanko
2nd : Ms. Brazil Priscila Machado
3rd : Ms. Philippines Shamcey Supsup
4th : Ms. China Luo Zilin

Top 10 were Australia, Costa Rica, France, Ukraine, Portugal, Panama, Philippines, Angola, China and Brazil.


More than 80 beautiful ladies will represent their country to compete for the crown of Ms. Universe 2011. The coronation night will be held in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil this September 2011.

ABS-CBN will have a live coverage of the pageant tomorrow, Sept.13 Tuesday at 9:30 AM with a primetime telecast the same day on Studio 23 at 9:30 PM.

The event will be hosted by Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen while Shandi Finnessey will serve as the Commentary Host. Judges includes Adrienne Maloof, Amelia Vega, Connie Chung, Farouk Shami, Helio Castroneves, Isabelli Fontana, Italo Zanzi, Vivica Fox and our very own Lea Salonga.

To whom do you think will Ximena Navarrete of Mexico pass the crown?
Do you think Shamcey Supsup will make to the finals? See how she will perform tomorrow. Let us all support Ms. Philippines. Goodluck!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Can you live without the Sun? Try the Sun BlackBerry Plan 999

Can you live without the Sun? Try the Sun BlackBerry Plan 999

Can you live without the Sun? Try the Sun BlackBerry Plan 999!

NOTE: "Dont tell my Mom I did all this crazy things in Sagada, all I said is just I will do sightseeing and eating. Shacks! Ok maybe she will not scold me when I gave her the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 with Sun Prepaid SIM and free 7 days worth of BlackBerry Pay Per Use credit"

Contest Entry: Yugatech.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

IMPRINTS: Soul on Sole // A Travel Art Installation Event



September 15, 2011 / Cubao X / 7PM

DISPATCH MAGAZINE brings you IMPRINTS: Soul on Sole // A Travel Art Installation Event

'IMPRINTS' is an art installation and stop motion video screening of DISPATCH MAGAZINE's roster of independent and alternative travelers' favorite footwear. It is all about a traveler's character and personality as defined by his favorite travel footwear; hence, his soul on sole: The places he go; the moments, his passions and experiences herewith.

It is all about movement—the traveler’s stride as he goes further; one step at a time. The whole shebang is embodied with the traveler’s footwear, being one of the most vital gear a traveler invests on. We let the footwear define them as travelers.

We will be featuring the footwear of our favorite indie travelers!
Luke Landrigan, pro surfer
Jake x Ina x Isla Verzosa, travel and commercial photographer and family
Lilliane Cobiao, Round-the-World traveler www.wanderlass.com
Candie Cobiao, organizer of First 20 Dates, tour guide
Caloy Libosada, author of travel books and UP tourism professor
Robert Alejandro, the sketching backpacker
Travel Factor

Travel Bloggers:
Angel Juarez: www.lakwatsero.com
Arianne Chuidian
Christine Fernandez: www.jovialwanderer.com
Chyng Reyes: www.chyngreyes.com
Dominic Hormigos: www.escapeislands.com
Edgar Alan Zeta Yap: eazytraveler.blogspot.com
Enrico Dee: ww.byahilo.com
Erwin Hilao: erwinhilao.tumblr.com
Ferdz Decena: www.ironwulf.net
Gael Hilotin: www.thepinaysolobackpacker.com/
Jan Michellardi: michellardi.tumblr.com
James Betia: www.journeyingjames.com
Lois Yasay and Chi Chi Bacolod: www.wearesolesisters.com
Marky Ramone Go: www.nomadicexperiences.com
Nina Fuentes: www.justwandering.org
Ron Cruz and Monette Fernandez: www.fliptravels.com

All photos and text that appears in this particular post is owned by Dispatch Mag

Cafe Scientifique Goes to The Dogs


Understand the science and practice of being a dog whisperer.

Sept 10, 2011, 3-5PM Bonifacio High Street, Beside Hobbes and Landes
Speakers: Dr. Leo de Guzman,a dog behavior scientist and Jenny Fajardo-Panes, dog trainer
Hosted by Mitzi Borromeo

The event is FREE and open to the public. See you all there.

Ooops, you may bring your dog if you want.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Free Ticket to 2011 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix


Here's how:
Win a roundtrip airfare, including 3 room nights along with a Race Tickets to the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix for 2 on September 23, 24 and 25, 2011

1. Send an email to f1@inquirer.net with your name, address, mobile number.

2. Tell us in 25 words or less why we should send you to Singapore Grand Prix

3. Last day of submission shall be at 12 noon of September 08, 2011

4. One Entry per person will be allowed.

5. Winners will be notified via email and SMS.

6. This promo is open to Philippine residents only.

Note: Prizes include round trip airfare (from Manila to Singapore and Singapore to Manila) only. Should winner be from any provinces, transportation to and from Manila shall be shouldered by the winner.

All photos and information that appear in this post is from http://misc3.inquirer.net/2011-Formula1-Singtel-Singapore-Grand-Prix/

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sole Sisters' Travel Photo Exhibit + Travel Talks


The Sole Sisters present "From Glampackers to Poorpackers", a travel photography exhibit that chronicles their 6 month backpacking trip in India and across Southeast Asia. On display are 45 photos from all the countries they have visited and videos that recap their journey. This event aims to empower Filipinos by encouraging you to travel and choose your own adventures.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, Sept 10, 2011 at 5pm at the R.O.X. Fort Bonifacio High Street with Travel Talk. The Sole Sisters will share their travel stories and learning along with other travel bloggers. The topics to be presented are:

Chichi Bacolod on "How Travel Changed My Life"
Lois Yasay on "Why Travel?"
Nina Fuentes of justwandering.org on "Start Wandering"
Monette Fernandez of fliptravels.com on ""Traveling in Tutus (Female Travel)"

These are FREE and OPEN events.

Can't make it? Join us for other Travel Talks:

Sept 15 7PM - R.O.X. Thursday Talks -> Sign up here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208237659235116

Sept 18 5PM - Sharing Sunday: What's YOUR Travel Story?

Full details on:
http://www.wearesolesisters.com/2011/08/sole-sisters-travel-photo-exhibit.html

For additional information and materials, please contact:
Lois Yasay
solesisters.weare@gmail.com
+6309475400629

Source: http://www.facebook.com/weRsolesisters

7 Different Colors of Love 2011: Korean Film Festival

Click the image to view movie schedule

7 Different Colors of Love 2011
Korean Film Festival

Hwang Jin Yi
Secret Reunion
For Eternal Hearts
Christmas in August
Speedy Scandal
Happy Life
My Dear Enemy

Source: http://www.facebook.com/SMCinema

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kid Singing in PureGold Clark

This video is starting to become famous over the internet. A kid who is selling flutes in Puregold Clark (as mentioned in Youtube)who really "Got the Talent" in singing. He entertained the buyers by singing some hits of Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber. He can also do beat box and the voice of Chipmunks. But his rendition of Neyo's and Mariah Carey's "Angel's Cry" topped it all up. You've got the future in singing kid!
video courtesy of ryaneski

If I heard him right (and if I spelled his name right), his name is Arginal Gilbert from Mabalacat, Pampanga.

Indeed, there are many young pinoy talents waiting to be discovered.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

30 Seconds to Mars Live in Manila : Free Concert Ticket

CONGRATULATIONS to Carl Antoniette de Ramos

Share this post and leave a comment with your name and contact number|email address. I'll be giving away one SILVER ticket for their concert tomorrow.


Band Members
Jared Leto (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter)
Shannon Leto (drums, percussion)
Tomo Miličević (lead guitar, keyboards)

30 Seconds To Mars live in Manila on July 29, 2011 at Trinoma Mall Mindanao Ave. Open Parking Lot.

Ticket Prices

Gold Php4212 ( Standing )
Silver Php2025 ( Standing )

For reservations you may contact the ff:
5773265 | 5867275 | 09175555475 / 09175555415 | 09473964539

Ticketworld 891-9999
SM Tickets 470-2222

More of 30 Seconds to Mars.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Muzikademy: 2011 Music Camp

Deadline: August 27, 2011


Are you ready to take the next step to improve your music skills and performance? Then join the second season of Muzikademy: 2011 Music Camp.

"Muzikademy is a gathering of young minds sharing the same passion for music". Its a 2-day workshop exclusively for out-of-school youth and college students that will surely develop their skills from being a usual musician to a highly-trained one. Skills development will be done through a series of tests and workshops from respected authorities in the music industry in our country. Muzikademy is spearheaded by Janice Hung, a Wushu champion, actress, model and at the same time, a music enthusiast and co-presented by Fontana and Janice Hung Arts and Sports Foundation. The event is to be held again in Fontana Hot Springs and Leisure Park, Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga. Other sponsors includes Freeway, Solo, Nikki Veneracion, Shimmian Surgi Center, LG JJ International, Dental First and Accel.

It was really an awesome experience for me when I covered the event last year and I personally witnessed how talented young Filipinos are. Each participant really thrown out the best performance they could ever give. You'll see how passionate each performers during the contest night as they sung out their original composition and their cover song. We witnessed how they used what they have learned from their trainings and workshops from various trainors like Monet Silvestre of Pinoy Dream Academy and McCoy Fundales of Kenyo (former lead vocalist of Orange and Lemons). They were fully equipped with knowledge and confidence as if they were a pro. It was really a good clash of talents and passion from young and musically-inclined Pinoys.

Great prizes awaits the winners plus you'll get a chance to meet a lot of new friends which I think is the best prize you could get in the music camp.

For more information, you may log on to www.janicehung.com or you may call 585-3200 or 0917-8258099. CLICK TO JOIN THE OFFICIAL FAN PAGE OF MUZIKADEMY to receive updates.

Mechanics:
» Open to all UNSIGNED Out of school youth and College students, they can be solo, duet, or a band with a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) members are allowed;
» Open to all Out of school youth and College students who are between 15-28 years of age, Filipino citizen or should have resided in the Philippines for at least one (1) year;
» For the Out of school youth; must submit baranggay certificate and proof of good moral character signed by the authorized personnel;
» Out of school youth or college students who can sing or play any instrument;
» Male or Female;
» The following must be included for all the participants:
Completed application form
Xerox copy of Birth Certificate
Proof of residency ( valid id with address, baranggay certificate)
Two (2) copies colored picture
For solo size 4R (one close-up shot, one full body)
For duet and band size 4R (one close-up shot, one full body)
DEMO CD/simple recording with one (1) original song and one (1) cover with a maximum running time of five (5) minutes per song.

Send us your demo or simple recording of your song (1 original and 1 cover song) or send it online to muzikademy@yahoo.com or muzikademy@janicehung.com or you may also accomplish an online form here and Upload your song/music in Sendspace(click this link).

» Genre must fall under any of the following:
Pop
Rock/ Alternative
RNB/Hip Hop

MUZIKADEMY will examine the songs and lyrics submitted. MUZIKADEMY reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements. MUZIKADEMY will not take part in dialogue with any contestant who has been refused entry or otherwise:

Entries that contain elements that have been previously published, released or distributed in any form or which have previously won any award.
Entries containing any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
Entries containing any material that could constitute or encourage negative conduct or conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

Entries which infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or which violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity. This means, for example, that entries must not include:
trademarks owned by third parties;
copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including musical compositions); and/or
names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public
figures, living or dead.

Entries in which a contestant has purchased or secured the rights to use existing music.
By joining MUZIKADEMY, the participants/contestants shall give JHAS FOUNDATION worldwide rights, including all intellectual property and interest that is created from such entry, to JHAS FOUNDATION. JANICE HUNG ARTS AND SPORTS FOUNDATION shall own the copyright in each winning entry and each band waives the right of ownership for the submission in respect of commercial use, marketing and advertising. Once entered a band/performer shall not be allowed to use the said entry in any other competition or contest.

Each participant/ band shall be judged according to the following criteria:

Song Writing - 25%
Originality - 20%
Voice Quality - 20%
Performance - 15%
Musicality - 15%
Audience Impact - 5%


MUSIC CAMP
The MUZIKADEMY will be held in FONTANA Hot Spring and Leisure Parks. All Grand Finalists will be required to attend the MUSIC CAMP, a 2-day crash course- it is a gathering of the innovative souls from the music industry with the prime objective of discovering future music magnets and ingenious composers. The event will certainly generate and enhanced musical awareness and better appreciation of Philippine Music. This will be the avenue in honing the participants to be a total performer and give them a dynamic training that will prepare them to the alluring world of music.

Finalists will also be part of all radio, TV, and/or live appearances and promotions of the event.

All transpo, airfare, accommodations, food expenses will be shouldered by JHAS FOUNDATION for the entire stay of the Finalists in FONTANA HOT SPRING AND LEISURE PARKS, Clark Freeport zone, Pampanga.

All finalists will be required to stay in the assigned venue of the music camp and will under no circumstance be allowed to leave premises without permission and approval from the Production Staff assigned to them.

Source: www.janicehung.com

Cafe Scientifique - Science of Moods: Triggers and Disorders


What is behind our moods? Why do we have them? How much of it is triggered by what goes in your body and how much of it is caused by your spouse? How do we know when we are simply sad or when we are already depressed?

Join us as Cafe Scientifique sets off a conversation on

The Science of Moods: Triggers and Disorders

July 30, 2011 Saturday, 2 to 3:00 PM
Mercato Centrale
34th corner 8th ave beside MC Home Depot
BGC Taguig

Find some reliable answers from science in a conversation with psychiatrist Dr. Ruby Manalastas, Director of the Mood Clinic of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City.

This event is free and open to the public.

For inquiries / RSVP please email Toni Fernandez at cafesci@themindmuseum.org

For more information, you may log on to the official website of The MIND MUSEUM or visit their fanpage in Facebook.

Source: The Mind Museum

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cinemalaya Awards Night 2011


Updates on Cinemalaya 2011 Awards Night at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of The Philippines, Manila hosted by Paolo Bediones and Angel Aquino.

Director's Showcase category:

Best Actress goes to Racquel Villavicencio of Bisperas.

Best Actor award goes to Bembol Roco of ISDA.

Best Supporting Actress goes to Julia Clarete of Bisperas.

Best Supporting Actor goes to Jaime Pebangco of Patikul.

Bisperas wins Best Production Design and Cinematography.

Best Editing goes to Benjamin Tolentino of ISDA.

Best Sound and Original Music Score goes to Diwa de Leon of Busong.

'Patikul' wins Cinemalaya Best Film for Children.

'Boundary' wins the special Cinemalaya Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award.

Director Marlon Rivera announces at Cinemalaya Awards night his film 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank' will be shown in movie theaters on August 3.

Audience Chioce
Patikul (Director's Showcase)
Walang Katapusang Kwarto (Short Feature)
Babae sa Septic Tank (Full Length)
(From www.twitter.com/gmanews)


You may also read the complete list of winners at pep.ph

Friday, July 22, 2011

Captain America is my Icon of A Modern Hero

Captain America is my Icon of A Modern Hero

Real heroes are noble and sublime. They are those who fight to whatever they believe is right without even taking or asking for anything in return. They always take into consideration the safety of every individual around them. Their lives are always at risk, always in danger. But they do not care for as long as they are doing it for the sake of everyone.

If only possible to have Captain America in real life, I would appeal to him to help us solve the never ending peace and order problem in Mindanao. I would ask him to help Darna and other pinoy super heroes to joined force and battle it out to achieve peace and security without letting blood to flow and cause devastation of innocent lives and properties. Just with their super powers I know they will be able to control any armors, guns and bombs. But unfortunately, Captain America is just a fictional character. The only thing that we can do is to make him an icon to look forward that there are still reason for us to have a safety living. A character that will serve as our inspiration to hope for a better future.


“For more promos and updates Like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/captamericaph and visit http://www.theavengersassembled.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's Your Patronus (Happy Potter)


And then the finale has come. The movie that we all followed and fell in love with is about to end. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is now showing worldwide. For sure its another blockbuster hit and will be the common topic of all fanatics.

While browsing facebook earlier I found out an online application about Who's your Patronus? A patronus is a kind of positive force, and for the wizard who can conjure one, it works something like a shield. In order for it to work, you need to think of a memory, a very powerful memory.

Upon trying the application, I end up to have fox as my patronus. Its interesting because you can either share it in your facebook wall or download the image file of it.

Want to know what your Patronus is, click here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pilipinas Got Talent Grand Finals Season 2 Winners

After a few months of showcasing what Pinoy's talent are, the winners are already revealed tonight. Fourteen finalists competed to be hailed as the Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 winner and will receive 2 million pesos in cash.

The Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 Winners are:

Third Placer: Freestyler
Second Placer: Happy Feet
Grand Winner: Marcelito

Freestyler is a dance group from Calamba who already competed in different dance contest in television like You Can dance and Showtime.

Happy Feet is a siblings from province who inspired a lot of Filipinos to dream and reach their dream despite their poor condition.

Marcelito, the grand champion, is a singer who can perfectly imitate the voice of a girl. He sung The Prayer like a "doble kara" (singing with two voices as if a duet of a girl and a boy).

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 auditon will start this July.

Friday, June 17, 2011

PLDT myDSL’s Internet to Sawa TRANSFORMS my Internet Experience from So-so to Awesome!

PLDT myDSL’s Internet to Sawa TRANSFORMS my Internet experience from So-so to Awesome!

Yes, that is so true! Part of my life is online, I must say. Should I say an e-life! Before, I was contented just surfing the net. But when I became a blogger, my time being online extends from ordinary to extraordinary. I became interested of sharing my experiences through text and photos on my blog and other social networking sites like facebook and twitter.

Through PLDT myDSL Internet to Sawa, I want to shift from using a broadband stick to PLDT my DSL Internet to SAWA so I can surf more, download more, blog more with no limits, without even thinking of my prepaid credits to run out.

Another reason why I like PLDT myDSL Internet to Sawa is that I can now download large e-file of travel tips and guides with no buffer, hangs, or connection error. These kind of files really help me a lot especially when I'm in search of places to visit and reading photoblogs with large picture size. These kind of blogs requires a fast connection to load the photos and pages quickly.

I also love watching videos in youtube, and to be able to do that is to have a fast and reliable internet connection, who wouldnt want a 5MBPS connection? Unlike any other service provider that disappoints you when in the middle of watching a funny clip, the video will suddenly stop because it buffers. Isn't that a momentum killer?

Now tell me "Who doesn't like PLDT myDSL Internet to Sawa?

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2. WATCHPAD with more exclusive content
3. plus one-year of FREE (again FREE) PLDT to PLDT NDD calls.

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I had a great transformation from being a blogger to a Nuffnanger, want to know why?

1. It helps me to earn.
2. I received exclusive invites in their events
3. I get exciting freebies
4. I get to watch new and blockbuster movies for FREE! That is for FREE! FREE! FREE!
5. I get to meet fellow bloggers and Nuffnangers who will eventually become my friends.

So see for yourself and discover what it feels like to be a NUFFNANGER. Register now at www.nuffnang.com.ph

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dia Frampton Sings "Heartless" in The Voice

Dia wowed the judges and viewers in her great rendition of Kanye West "Heartless" last Tuesday. In white dress and sitting comfortably at a piano Dia Frampton earned so much respect and approval from the judges.

These were the judges words:

"That was the most refreshing, unique thing I've seen on this show so far, It was such an incredible idea."
- Adam Levine

"That's probably the greatest rendition of a song I've ever heard, I think that was great. Kanye would definitely be proud."
- Cee Lo Green

"I definitely wasn't expecting that from you, Tonight, I saw the fighter in you come out."
- Christina Aguilera

"This is my favorite moment of 'The Voice,'" he said. "Because the for the first time, America has gotten to see Dia Frampton do what Dia Frampton does."
Blake Shelton

According to The Voice's website, Dia Frampton is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from St. George. She is half Korean and half Dutch. Dia also writes novels and children's books. Dia is in Blake's Team.

Watch Dia Frampton's Performance. Video by thevoicefans

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Korea's Got Talent "Sung-bong Choi"

"I dont speak Korean and certainly not a fan of this type of music. But why there's tear in my eyes when he started singing???"

That is the youtube's video comment of jiggaman6 in the performance of Sung-bong Choi, a 22 year old contestant in Korea's Got Talent.


Video by gmldnjsroEl

I felt the same after watching the whole video. Based on his interview before his performance, one of the judges asked him why he left the family section in his application form blank? He then replied that he was left in an orphanage at the age of three and then at the age of five he ran away from the orphanage after being beaten off and bullied. At that young age, he survived by selling gums and energy drinks on the street. He did that for ten years according to Choi. He lives with no one beside him since he was five. He learn to sleep on the street and public toilet. He described those days in his life as a "dayfly". he wasnt able to go to school and just took GED or General Educational Development to cover up for his elementary and middle school degrees and high school was the first school he have been to.

He said that he like singing because it was the first thing he liked after living that dayfly - like life. He also humbly said that he is not a good singer but he just like it.

The moment he started opening his lips, I had goosebumps and tears started dwelling into my eyes as he started singing Nella Fantasia, ("In My Fantasy") is an Italian song based on the theme "Gabriel's Oboe" from the film The Mission in 1986 (Wikipedia).

The audience and even the judges gave him a round of applause. Some even cried and cant believed that such great performance came from a boy who struggles a lot at a very young age. After the performance and when the judges are about to give their comments, Song Yoona said "I just want to give you a hug". Another judge, Park Kolleen ask him why he wants to sing, Choi said that he went through so many bad things in his life, he even experienced being sold to somewhere and one day while selling gums in a night club, he saw a vocalist on the stage and he became so fascinated while the singer was singing so sincerely. Since then, he started singing.
Park Kolleen offered him a voice lesson after hearing that Choi just listened and practiced by himself and had not taken any lesson. No matter what happened to him in the competition, he can still consider himself lucky because a famous musical director in Korea and Rain's music teacher is offering him a vocal training.

"Indeed, A man with a great passion on what he is doing will go far." Bring it on Choi Sung-bong. You did a great job! Good luck!

Watch Korea's Got Talent Season 1 at tvN Asia. The three judges are Park Kolleen,
Jang Jin and Song Yoona.

Nella Fantasia

Italian
Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Lì tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Lì anche la notte è meno oscura.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

English translation

In my imagination I see a fair world,
Everyone lives in peace and in honesty there.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

In my imagination I see a bright world,
Even the night is less dark there.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly.

In my imagination there exists a warm wind,
That breathes on the cities, like a friend.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The BGC Passion Parade


Where have you been last Saturday? Shopping in the mall, doing your last out-of-town trip or simply spending your time in bed watching TV or reading your favorite book? Do you want to experience something new and unique? Have you heard of the first ever BGC Passion Parade?

Why not drop by at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig with friends this Saturday June 4 at 5PM and watch balloon sculptures of vibrant colors pass by in front of you? Yes!Its the BGC Passion Parade. There are balloon sculptures of different colors forming some art pieces installed around BGC and other shapes that will surely fulfilled your visual pleasure. And its not just balloons, you will also see "cute" Mini Coopers and Miata car. Runners, cyclists and skateboarders also joins the festivity.

There are also some balloon-made trinkets and headpieces to take home for kids and youngs-at-heart.

The Passion Parade is organized by Bonifacio Global City in cooperation with One Serendra and Two Serendra.

For more information please check their website at www.bonifacioglobalcity.com.ph

Tattoed Time Cosplay Competition


I enjoyed the first time I participated in a cosplay. And I even won by creating my costume from recyclable materials.



Think you got what it takes to be a cosplay hero? Then it's time for you to join Globe Tattoo & Swatch's Tattooed in Time cosplay competition, June 4 at Trinoma Activity Center. Contest Registration starts at 10AM - 12NN only.

Click on the link for more details.
SOURCE

www.alodiagosiengfiao.com
www.facebook/alodiaalmira
www.facebook?GlobeTattoo

Monday, May 30, 2011

Nuffnang and Hapee Special Screening

Signing up for Nuffnang has offered me a lot of benefits. From earning to gaining friends, Nuffnang has never failed to surprise me as a blogger. They always hold contests with big and awesome prizes. Through Nuffnang events I was able to meet fellow bloggers whom I gain much knowledge and blogging tips. Some of them even became my friends.

We grew up using Hapee toothpaste. It is one of the most or should I say the most affordable toothpaste available in the market. But it is not the only reason why we patronize it, Lamoiyan Corporation which handles Hapee is not just focusing in offering affordable oral and health care. They also active in different advocacies for nature and health.

I can personally attest to how generous Lamoiyan Corporation and Hapee is because they are helping building a legacy, a world-class science museum for every Filipinos, The Mind Museum.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Win a FREE Invites to Experience Boracay in Manila with Boracay Rum!


Disclaimer: This post was copied to Nuffnang Philippines. All texts and photo are from their official website.

Boracay Rum will be launched with a big beach party in SM by the Bay in Mall of Asia, on April 1, 2011 at 8pm. Expect party music, sand castle sculptures, and savor the taste of Boracay with Boracay Rum!

Get a chance to score free invites to cover the event!

Tanduay is giving away free invites to this summer party to bloggers who are up for the fun and willing to cover the launch and share this new drinking experience with their readers! Be the first to taste Boracay Rum and enjoy it in a unique Boracay in Manila experience!

Boracay Rum will make the ultimate summer dream come true to lucky winners in the event raffle, where they will be raffling off a Trip to Boracay! So you don’t only get to experience Boracay in Manila, you might be one of the lucky people to actually GO to Boracay care of Boracay Rum!

To join, simply answer this question on the comment line:

How will you enjoy your Boracay Rum?

The first twenty people to answer this question win an invite to the event this coming Friday.

To claim your invite, simply drop by the Nuffnang office anytime from 9AM-6PM on March 30, 2011 and the Outcomm Office at 3rd Floor, B3 Bonifacio High Street on March 31,2011.

UPDATE:

In case you are wondering, if you will be unable to pick up the invite, you can still enter the event as the first 20 will be automatically added into the Tanduay guest list.

See the exact details in this link.

Like. Share. Fly...to SINGAPORE!


Disclaimer: This post was copied to TAG Event Concepts. All texts and photo are from their Facebook Fanpage.

Detailed Promo Mechanics

Firstly, WHAT ARE THE PRIZES that the WINNER will get?
- Two (2) round trip air tickets Manila-Singapore-Manila or v.v.
- Two (2) nights hotel accommodation for TWO at a 3-star hotel in Singapore


1. Who can join?
All qualified Facebook users who “liked” the TAG Event Concepts Facebook page until 15th April 2011, 11:59 pm Manila/Singapore time. A qualified Facebook user is a real person who has his real name or nickname and real last name as Facebook username. You should NOT have "unliked" the page by the raffle draw date.

*To “like”, go to www.facebook.com/tageventconcepts then click “like”.

2. After I "like", what should I do?
On the wall of TAG Event Concepts, look for the post entitled "Like. Share. Fly...to SINGAPORE! Raffle Promo - Mechanics". This was posted on Thursday (March 24) at 14:36 Singapore/Manila time; time won't be the same if you're located elsewhere or your PC is set for another timezone.
Click “share”.

3. Just "share"?
No. Write an "intro" that starts with "I want to win a free trip to Singapore because..."
Then click "post". After you click "post", it should appear on your own wall.

4. That's it?
No. Email us a screen shot of your wall, at info@tageventconcepts.com.

Why?
Because we will NOT know that you shared it if you don't email us. Also, your email will tell us that you really want to join the raffle.

Uh, how do I take a screen shot of my wall?
While your computer screen is showing your Facebook wall, press "Ctrl+PrtSc" on your key board. Then go to Word (or Paint, etc) then click "Paste".
Your screenshot should clearly show your Facebook username and the required wall post.

What else should I indicate in my email?
Please indicate your complete name and contact number on your email. Only one entry per person.

When's the deadline?
April 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm Manila/Singapore time. Emails received after that will not be included in the raffle.

5. The winner will be chosen via electronic raffle.

6. Raffle draw: The electronic raffle draw will be on April 22. It will be done in the presence of a certified public accountant. Final time and venue to be announced later.

7. All Prizes are tax free. Tax will be shouldered by TAG Event Concepts.

8. The winner will be notified via phonecall and a direct email from info@tageventconcepts.com. The email will be sent to the email address used in submitting the screenshot. The winner’s name will be announced on the TAG Event Concepts' wall. He/she will also be featured on the event’s website (short article or interview).

9. Within 7 days of notification, the winner should "reply" to info@tageventconcepts.com and give us the complete names of the 2 persons who will use the air tickets.

10. To arrange the flights, the winner or his authorized representative should meet with a TAG Event Concepts representative, also within 7 days of notification. He should present photocopies of the 2 passports and sign in to confirm these persons’ eligibility to fly to Singapore on the dates set by TAG Event Concepts (June 3-5) or any date within the next 6 months. He should also provide other information required in booking tickets.

11. Winners without valid passports will not be awarded the tickets. Passports should be valid until 6 months after date of entry to Singapore.

12. Employees of TAG Event Concepts, and any of its official partners and sponsors, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.

13. Prizes are not convertible to cash.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Casey Abrams gets SAVED! (American Idol Season 10)

Perhaps one of the best moment in American Idol, Casey Adams was saved by the judges from being eliminated in this season's competition. Aside from the judges, his co-contestants was surprised when Stefano's name was called and saved.

Casey looked sad and disappointed, but it seems like he gathered all his courage to sing for the Judges' Save. He sang "I Don't Need No Doctor,", but the judges cut him off mid song. He then started to get scared more, but when the judges used their only save for this season, he receives more applause and screams.

"We know who we you are, we don't need to see you sing any more," Randy Jackson said.

Then Steven Tyler spoke: "This is crazy wrong! We've made a decision to keep you on!"

Among the three finalist in the bottom three were Stefano Langone, Thia Megia and Casey.

It only means that two finalists will get eliminated next week but 11 will go out for tour instead of 10.

Watched the video to see the surprising moment.


Video by Eagle0watch7dv

Monday, March 21, 2011

I am Confused, I Need to be Really Connected with the Whole World

I was lost. I found myself in the middle of nowhere. I was confused.

After the painful death of my beloved father. I never thought about the time I would have to step into my own father's shoes. He was always there to fill them. Then suddenly, he wasn't. And now I have had to step into them. I didn't feel prepared for the role, but I have to. Now I clearly understand how it is to be the father. What it takes to be the head of the family. It is all about self-sacrifice. Sacrifice for the people you value and love the most. As the eldest, I need to show my Mom and my siblings how strong I am, even deep in my heart, I am totally broken and grieving.

Last January I finally ended up my more than 3 years of employment in one of the biggest and I dare say, the richest company in the Philippines. I just get bored of the things that I am doing. I felt like I really need to go out of the shell, explore beyond my comfort zone and dare my self to risk and try other things I havent done before. In the past few weeks before I resign,I had been so skeptical whether or not to quit my job. I consider my family who is looking forward for my support, but something was still bothering me.

It so hard for me to come up with a very quick decision. Until one day, I saw myself composing a resignation letter, something I havent thought to happen that fast. After being a corporate slave for some years, I finally rendered my resignation. I wasnt able to inform and say goodbye to most people who became part of my life in the office.I felt really sad because they were the people I'd been hanging out with since God-knows-when and I considered all of them as my family here in Manila. I was so unfair. I was really confused. I was bothered.

I found a new job, way way far and better from my previous one. I'm earning more compare to my previous one, having weekend restdays, and receiving more benefits. But still I felt incomplete and unfulfilled. Plus inferiority complex was striking me once again. I started to lost my interest. Im getting lazy. I easily get bored again. I'm over dealing with numbers and drawings, I was troubled meeting the deadlines. I reported to work always late. Being advised in front of my officemates (because I deserve it). I still had a lot of pending tasks to finish and I really didn’t want to leave it as pending but I was too damn tired and lazy to finish it. I’m also wasting the company’s resources because most of the time, I’m doing nothing rather than finishing my tasks. I have assignments that was suppose to be done for a day only, but it took me, sometimes, more than a week to finish.

I felt like insanity is spreading out in my head. I was lost. I didnt know where to go. But I have to survive and face the world with courage and strength. I need to start. But i do not know how will start the change I want. Suddenly, I found myself alone. I tried to balance everything. I need to know what really matters to me, what really I want and what i really want to do.

I tried to detach myself from the usual surroundings. I met some people along the way who really helped me. It was really a perfect timing that they arrived when Im almost torn into pieces. They were the ones who build me up again.

I had the chance to travel after winning an online contest. There I met some travel bloggers. I was inspired by their stories and photographs along the roads. I was influenced to start up a travel blog.

I learned that there so much more beyond, so much things to see and experience. I learned that life is way way far from what I expected.

With travel blogging I was able to express my thoughts, share my experience on places and people. I understand cultures and traditions. I now seeing natures more than I saw them in books when I was studying. The street have became my classrooms and the strangers became my teachers. It thought me the real meaning of life and how you should deal with it.







Since I am into blogging, I should honestly confess, I do not have my own computer (looking forward to have one, when? that I dont know!), I just had a company owned-laptop which they let me bring at home. But still I am into another problem, I do not have any internet connection at home. I really need to go on wifi zone just to go online which I find very unpractical. It wastes much of my time. During out of towns when I need to connect to the internet to update my friends on where I am and to publish my post, I still need to hunt for some wifi zones which in most places I go is unavailable.

Its very essential for a new traveler like me to read other blogs and travel journals to get an updated ideas compare to books which some information was published long before. Internet is very useful to scout places, formulate itineraries and communicate with other travelers easily to gather enough information. With just a click you will get tons of the information you want.



I now realized, its time for me to get a personal broadband connection. I've been searching and asking internet users of what is the best broadband connection. I have also seen some advertisements promising and claiming they've got the best and fastest connection. But after purchasing, it will fail your expectation. I know some of my friends complaining about broadband connection that they are using. One time I saw my nephew, sitting near by the window in the second floor of their house only to find out that she was looking for some signal to connect. Indeed, it wasted their money.

NOW is the perfect time for me to subscribe to SMART BRO UNLIMITED HOME Broadband Promo Plan 999 or 1995 because of all the amazing freebies I will mention next. The offer may not happen again so we must have to grab the opportunity now.

Freebies for subscribing to this plan includes
a. Free All-In-One HP Printer, which I find really important in printing some of my photos. There's no need to have it printed in shops that will cost me more
b. FREE Call & Texts with SMART Gold Lite Plan 300 for 6 months subscription, Again, its FREE Call and Text for 6 months, how cool is that?
c. Free 1 month broadband subscription, I cant believe it, where else can you get this kind of offer?

With the SMART BRO Unlimited Home broadband, they will get consistent surf speed and stable signal.

The Smart BRO Unlimited Home broadband promo is from March 4 to June 4, 2011. So what are you waiting for? You may visit the nearest SMART Wireless Center or any SMART BRO accredited agents for further inquiries.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am always been amazed with these videos in youtube.

Video by EdgarMueller

And it will kind of amaze me more if ever I will see like those here in the country. Well I guess its my time to witness one as AVIDA Towers Centera will launch the 3D Street Painting Festival on March 18-19, 2011 in EDSA corner Reliance Street, Mandaluyong City.

Interested participants, may form a group of 3 to 7, pour in your creativity, and win big cash prizes!

For more information, please call 687-2649 and 92 or email chriscahilig2011@gmail.com



More related videos:


Video by tracystreetpainter


Video by iioofabi

Friday, March 4, 2011

BORN THIS WAY - Lady Gaga performs with Maria Aragon live in Toronto


Another pride of every Filipinos, Maria Aragon.

Finally, the most awaited duet of a 10-year old Filipina-Canadian girl, Maria Aragon with the famous Lady Gaga received an amazing response from the audience in her concert in Toronto, March 3.

video by katherineandblair

Maria Aragon or Maria Lourdes Aragon (born July 17, 2000) is a Canadian singer from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Maria Aragon was a Filipina girl living in Winnipeg, Canada. Her mother is a native Filipina from Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines. She became sensational after the famous Lady Gaga posted a link on her twitter account about her rendition of the song Born this way by Lady Gaga.

In February 16 2011, she posted a video on her sister's YouTube channel in which she performed a cover of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga. A tweet from Lady Gaga on the video was sent to her eight million followers, and launched Maria to instant, international fame. The video garnered over 10 million views on YouTube in just five days. In just 6 days, her video, "Born This Way - (Cover)" on Youtube had reached up to 17 million views.

video by generacionx100

American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took notice of her from Lady Gaga's tweet and invited Maria to appear on her show on February 21, 2011. She performed "Born This Way" on the piano while singing on the show. Her parents were part of the audience and as seen in the video that recorded the show. Before the show on an interview with Virgin Radio 99.9 Toronto, Aragon spoke with Gaga, and was invited to perform "Born This Way" with her at The Monster Ball Tour concert in Toronto in March. Aragon confirmed she was invited to sing with her on Ellen.

video by michaeljohnlee

video by filipinojournal

Aragon is a fifth-grade student at the Isaac Brock School in Winnipeg. She lives with her brother, two sisters and her parents. (Wikipedia)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Pride Of Batangas Concert 2011


| The Pride Of Batangas Concert | 03.12.2011 | 7:00 PM | Gym II, Tanauan City, Batangas, Philippines

REGISTER NOW!
Contact JARED @ 0915 346 9152

Mr. and Ms. Philippines Models 1st Edition


Who will be the First Filipino to represent the country in the prestigious Mr. Universe Model?

Qualifications:
Male and Female
atleast 5'6" in height (female)
atleast 5'9" in height for male
Outstanding body built and aura
with good moral character
At least a High school Graduate

Press Presentation:
April 3, 2011 5PM
Acropolis Green Clubhouse, Eastwood City

Main Event:
April 9, 2011 7PM
UP Film, Diliman, Quezon City

For more details please contact:
583-1879
545-2320
442-7762
0918.587.3009

For online application visit
www.philippinemodels.com.ph

Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Awards 2011 Winners

The Oscars had been given out to the winners last Sunday in 83rd Academy Awards. These are the list of the names/movies that emerged victorious.
Source: http://www.comingsoon.net

BEST PICTURE:
**Winner** The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Darla K. Anderson, Producer
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions), Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

DIRECTING:
**Winner** Tom Hooper - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
David O. Russell - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
David Fincher - The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
**Winner** Colin Firth - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
Javier Bardem - Biutiful (Roadside Attractions)
Jeff Bridges - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
James Franco - 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
**Winner** Natalie Portman - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole (Lionsgate)
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions)
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine (The Weinstein Company)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
**Winner** Christian Bale - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions)
Jeremy Renner - The Town (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
**Winner** Melissa Leo - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
Amy Adams - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom (Sony Pictures Classics)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
**Winner** The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
**Winner** The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler
Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
**Winner** In a Better World (Sony Pictures Classics), Denmark
Biutiful (Roadside Attractions), Mexico
Dogtooth (Kino International), Greece
Incendies (Sony Pictures Classics), Canada
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (Cohen Media Group), Algeria

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
**Winner** Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Lee Unkrich
How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation), Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
The Illusionist (Sony Pictures Classics), Sylvain Chomet

ART DIRECTION:
**Winner** Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures), Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
**Winner** Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Wally Pfister
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Matthew Libatique
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Danny Cohen
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN:
**Winner** Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Colleen Atwood
I Am Love (Magnolia Pictures), Antonella Cannarozzi
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Jenny Beavan
The Tempest (Touchstone Pictures), Sandy Powell
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Mary Zophres

FILM EDITING:
**Winner** The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), Pamela Martin
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Tariq Anwar
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Jon Harris

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
**Winner** Inside Job (Sony Pictures Classics), Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Producers Distribution Agency, Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
Gasland (Rooftop Films), Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
Restrepo (National Geographic Entertainment), Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Waste Land (Arthouse Films), Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

MAKEUP:
**Winner** The Wolfman (Universal Pictures), Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Barney's Version (Sony Pictures Classics), Adrien Morot
The Way Back (Newmarket Films), Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

ORIGINAL SCORE:
**Winner** The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation), John Powell
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), A.R. Rahman

ORIGINAL SONG:
**Winner** "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
"Coming Home" from Country Strong (Screen Gems), Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
"I See the Light" from Tangled (Walt Disney Pictures), Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

SOUND MIXING:
**Winner** Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
Salt (Columbia Pictures), Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

SOUND EDITING:
**Winner** Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Richard King
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures), Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable (20th Century Fox), Mark P. Stoeckinger

VISUAL EFFECTS:
**Winner** Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures), Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter (Warner Bros. Pictures), Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios), Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
**Winner** Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Killing in the Name, Jed Rothstein
Poster Girl, Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
**Winner** The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Day & Night, Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Let's Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
**Winner** God of Love, Luke Matheny
The Confession, Tanel Toom
The Crush, Michael Creagh
Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Read more: The Complete List of Oscar Winners! - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=74772#ixzz1FEkKQtwx

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Gift Bag: Online Survey Company


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I received an email from a reader, Mr Lloyd Baloloy telling me about that they have a promo in their online survey site. So I tried to register, which is very easy, and upon answering a short survey and confirming it, I already earned 75 points where I can use to exchange for a gift. Isn't that great!?

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