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.


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.

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

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?

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:

For online application visit