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!

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.


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!

The Forum, FULLY-BOOKED, Bonifacio High Street


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


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"


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:

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

Full details on:

For additional information and materials, please contact:
Lois Yasay

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