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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Watch United! Helping Never Stops at UA&P Multi-Purpose Court


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Reverb Music and Event Productions presents: United! Helping Never Stops. It will be an annual university fair and benefit concert showcasing both mainstream acts and UA&P student-artists. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Organization (http://www.habitat.org.ph/site/index.php) to aid the victims of recent typhoon Yolanda. Together, we can show that helping never stops. UNITAS.

Prepare for an all-star night as 8 bands grace United! Helping Never Stops for the benefit of those who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Wazzup Pilipinas is a proud online media partner of this event. It is an event you should not miss as only P750 can get you to meet and greet the members of Up Dharma Down.

Fil-Ams Representing Philippine Sports Teams


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Filipinos are fond of entering the world of sports. In fact, our country is beginning to predominate in every field in sports. I really salute all of those players representing our country in sports although not all of them are pure Filipino. Some of them are half Filipino and half American but we should be still thankful to them because they chose to represent our country after all.

According to Mr. Joaquin Henson of “The Philippine Star”, there are 11 Fil-Ams reinforcing the Philippine national baseball team now competing in the four-way World Baseball Classic qualifiers in New Taipei City and according to general manager Marty Eizmendi, they’re all committed to play their hearts out for flag and country.

The Team Azkals which represents the Philippines is one of the best and most popular teams in the field of Soccer. Most of the players belong to Team Azkals are actually Filipino-American like the popular Younghusband brothers.


Barbie LIVE! at the Mall of Asia Arena


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The stage is about to get a makeover! See Barbie live on stage in this all-new musical production filled with contemporary and energetic song and dance.

Set on a Hollywood soundstage, Barbie is shooting her latest film with her best friend and co-star Teresa. When Teresa doubts herself, Barbie uses the lessons learned from her Princess movies - - Swan Lake, Princess and the Popstar, and Mariposa & The Fairy Princess - - to teach her best friend to be brave, believe in herself, and embrace the power of true friendship.

Join Barbie, Ken and their friends as they ‘get their sparkle on’ in this dance-inspired musical that is sure to engage fans of all ages.

Produced by EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment
Promoted in the Philippines by Happy Junior Productions


Music and Movies Let Audience See Life in a Brighter Light


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Last November 30, 2013 marked the Philippines’ first-ever outdoor music and movie festival called Cinema Jam. Situated at the perfect venue within the newly opened Circuit Event Grounds in Makati City, the area was packed with visitors who came for the food, amusement park activities, and, most importantly, the live music and movies.

GraceNote kicked off the all-day affair by playing classic tunes and Paramore favorites followed by Moonstar 88 who got the crowd jumping with their original alternative songs. Itchyworms capped off the afternoon with not only the crowd favorites, but also a few jokes in between.

As the latter ended their set at dawn, all lights were turned off in preparation for the films Limitless and Love, Actually. Enjoying the many selections offered by the various concessionaires and food trucks, guests filled their bellies before rocking out to Callalily and headliner, Bamboo. The night ended with an hour long, crowd-pumping set by DJ Ace Ramos.

DOTC’s P 1.72 Billion AFCS Project Down to 3 Bidders


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SM, Ayala-MPIC, and Comworks Consortia qualify for Financial Evaluation Stage

Three (3) of the five (5) bidders vying for the P 1.72 Billion Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) Project of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) have passed the technical evaluation stage, and will proceed to the financial evaluation stage on Monday, 9 December 2013.

“We have been speeding up the process. At the rate we are going, we should be able to award the contract by January 2014,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

The SM Consortium, the AF Consortium of the Ayala and Metro Pacific groups, and the Comworks and Berjaya Consortium have all satisfied the technical requirements of the transport agency. Their financial proposals will be opened at 10:00am on Monday, after which the DOTC will conduct financial evaluation over the next couple of weeks in accordance with the Build-Operate-and-Transfer (BOT) Law.

Koji Oishi Knocks Out Honorio Banario to Retain One FC Featherweight World Championship


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One Fighting Championship (ONE FC), captivated the packed crowd in attendance at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines for One FC: Moment of Truth. Fans were treated to a night of exhilarating action, culminating in a much anticipated rematch between Philippines’ first MMA world champion, Honorio Banario and Koji Oishi for the One FC Featherweight World Championship. Oishi knocked out Banario again, this time in the third round, to retain his title.

CEO of One Fighting Championship, Victor Cui, stated “One FC: Moment of Truth was a monumental night for ONE FC and caps off a record-breaking 2013. The audience in the MOA Arena was on the edge of their seats the entire night as they witnessed jaw-dropping knockouts and slick submissions. You will not believe what we have lined up for 2014 and I can’t wait to share the exciting news in the near future!”

The main event began tentatively as the fighters were cautious of their opponent in this high-stakes bout. Oishi landed several significant strikes in the second round, and finished the job in the third with a right hook. Oishi becomes the first champion in ONE FC history to successfully defend his world championship title.

Globe GCASH Brings Back Black Friday Sale to the Philippines


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Enjoy shipping rebates and shop-for-a-cause with GCash to match the rebates and donate to typhoon survivors.

The biggest U.S. sale is coming to the Philippines as Globe GCash teams up with American Express to bring back the Black Friday Sale to the country. Say goodbye to long lines this shopping season and hello to great deals using GCash American Express Virtual Pay.

Black Friday is the biggest sale season in the U.S. where online stores offer products at their lowest prices, making it one of the highly-anticipated shopping events in the world. With GCash American Express Virtual Pay, Filipinos now have access to the huge discounts and deals online stores such as Amazon.com, Sephora.com, and eBay.com, among others.

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Top Five Anime Characters for Me


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"Japanese animation has been around since I was born - that's definitely a lot of years already! I've been aware of it for so long, especially when it comes to shows besides Naruto and Lupin, but it's been nearly half a decade since the first black-and-white Japanese TV animation hit the airwaves. Since then, Japan has no doubt taken animation into stardom! It has gone to more directions than any other popular culture, creating a broader range of classic characters.

In recognition, I thought of having a shot at coming up with a list of top 5 anime characters. It's hard to harvest just a few of my very favorite characters out of shows airing over decades, but I gave it a go anyhow, and here are the results.

My criteria for selection involved a little bit of everything – each character's lasting fame, the impact they had on the medium and their particular genre, the depth and quality of their realization on screen, and of course, a little bit of personal taste. Everyone out there has their own damned opinion, of course, so have a look at mine, and then feel free to share yours afterwards."



Alice Dixson on FHM Philippines December 2013 Cover :


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Oh my Dix!!! Oh  my Dixson!!!

Still gorgeous and sexy that she's like wine : "Habang tumatanda, lalong sumasarap!"

Time has surely been good to her because she definitely doesn't look anything like her real age. With a body like that, many women will be envious and a lot more men will be pleased!

The FHM Philippines December issue will surely be a huge hit with Alice Dixson!!

After all these years, I can still "feel it"!

Marian Rivera : Ginebra's 2014 Calendar Girl

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Marian Rivera is Ginebra San Miguel's calendar girl for 2014. She has already posed for Ginebra way back 2009 but she was obviously more conservative back then and now more daring this year.

If you'll compare her 2009 shots with the new photos for 2014, it is very noticeable that Marian Rivera has more confidence to show off her assets.

“Yung 2009 ko na calendar, medyo sobrang conservative as in shorts ako doon at may balabal. Ngayon ay literal na two-piece ang suot ko,” Marian says proudly.

True enough, you'll see a big difference in both her clothing and the way she poses. No more hesitation to flaunt her much improved fitter and sexier body.


Heart Evangelista: Tanduay's Calendar Girl for 2014


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"TV host and actress Heart Evangelista looks every bit a bombshell in the new calendar of a local liquor brand.First photos from Tanduay's 2014 calendar were unveiled Tuesday by lensman BJ Pascual, who photographed the 28-year-old TV star for the project." -ABS-CBN News

So does a bombshell goes kaboom?

It sure does! Well something goes kaboom! Especially when all alone in my room, and I see this photo of the 2014 calendar girl posted on my wall.

There's more than one version so that means a lot of kabooms going on until the next bombshell surfaces.

But in this day and age, there will surely be one coming in fast before you could even say "Kaboom-boom-boom!"


The Fog City Creamery Ice Cream Giveaway!


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Get the chance to win a Fog City Creamery artisan ice cream by joining the Wazzup Pilipinas raffle via Rafflecopter.

Fog City Creamery has just launch the newest flavor that is the first one to incorporate brandy mixed with ice cream. Yes! You heard it right! There's brandy in their ice cream!


But it's no ordinary brandy! It's the Deluxe version of Emperador Brany!

"Very honored that EMPERADOR Distillers asked us to create a flavor highlighting Emperador Deluxe Brandy for the holidays. We are so pleased to announce our new HOLIDAY FLAVOR: FRUIT AND NUTS DELUXE. brandy ice cream with apricots, pistachios and almonds. Such a luxurious decadent treat! our take on a deconstructed fruit cake, perfect for the holidays!"- Fog City Creamery

It's so easy to win! Just follow the instructions as per Rafflecopter application below which will last until December 14. Winners will be notified on or after December 15 (as soon as I get the time...hehehe)

Surefire Ways to Beat Holiday Weight Gain This Year


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The festive season is here. This means hello to indulgent dishes like lechon, pasta, cookies, cakes, Filipino-made sweets and alcoholic beverages. Because of the office parties, weddings, reunions and all sorts of parties, most people gain weight during the holiday season.

But you can defy the odds and still end up looking svelte come the New Year! With a little effort and some forward planning it is perfectly possible to enjoy the Holidays and still be fit and fab in January.


Here are some tips from Futuro, braces and supports for your active life, to enjoy the Christmas without the guilt:


Get Apple Certified with Power Mac Center Training Courses

 

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Gain new requisite skills and take your technical expertise to a whole new level as Power Mac Center, Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) in the Philippines, rolls out its new round of Apple Certification courses this December. The comprehensive training courses are designed to provide creative and information technology professionals across various industries with a competitive advantage amid a dynamic marketplace.

Power Mac Center Apple Certification courses scheduled on December 9-11 are aimed at assessing and validating the participants’ technical proficiency on Mac OS X. The Mountain Lion 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.8 is a three-day course that spans the functionality of Mac OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of Mac OS X systems, providing participants with practical real-world experience through lectures, case studies and hands-on exercises.

iWork ’09 Level One, slated for December 13, will guide participants on various iWork applications, including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Meanwhile, Mac Management Basics set on December 13 will instruct participants how to configure and add a Mac to a network as well as manage Mac computers for accessibility and compliance.

One Fighting Championship Weign In Results


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One Fighting Championship (ONE FC) announced today that all the fighters have made weight and are ready for One FC: Moment of Truth which takes place tomorrow evening at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in Manila, The Philippines.

The card will be headlined by a One FC Featherweight World Championship bout between Honorio Banario and Koji Oishi.

The entire card will also be available live on Pay-Per-View at www.onefc.livesport.tv.

Visit the official One FC: Warrior Spirit weigh-in photo gallery by clicking:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7pof14b9qwz30a2/SFZmzHv8q8.


Zedd Clarity World Tour : Experience Your Best Night Ever


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Get an exclusive concert party package inclusive of 2 VIP tickets to the Zedd Clarity World Tour on December 12 when you get a BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10 with Globe mySUPERPLAN

Kickstart the holidays and get ready to experience your best night ever with an exclusive concert party package and a once-in-a-lifetime music experience you will never forget.

Globe Telecom, in partnership with BlackBerry and Hyve, is bringing the Zedd Moment of Clarity World Tour to the Philippines and is giving away free VIP tickets to subscribers who will avail of an online-exclusive promo available at www.globe.com.ph/zeddclaritypromo.

A Musical Melting Pot: The Bob Aves Jazz Group


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Behind a rusted gate along Roosevelt Avenue, jazz was cookin’ on a Sunday afternoon. A melting pot of musicians gathered in composer Bob Aves’ musical studio to rehearse for the Out of the Tradition Concert happening this December 11, at the PETA Theater Center.

“My music needs a new breed of jazz musicians”, say Bob Aves. His music, which he calls Philippine World Jazz, is a fusion of modern jazz and traditional gong culture.

Once the Fender-slingin’ lead for the fusion band “Destiny” in the 70’s, Aves has maintained a constant presence in the Philippine music scene as a composer, musical director and arranger. His credentials could read like history of four decades of the contemporary music scene having worked with musicians across diverse genres. Pop groups, rock bands, folk singers, movie soundtracks – name it, he’s done it.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Urbanears Humlan Clover : Hardware Review While Watching Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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There's this new TV series that has caught my attention because it seems to be a spin-off of the Avengers' stories. Yes! the Avengers - Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Hulk and the rest of the costumed superheroes of Marvel. But this focuses on the S.H.I.E.L.D. (an acronym for (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) people - those bunch of men with suits and dark shades led by Nick Fury.

But Nick Fury only does cameos here. The real star is  Phil Coulson, with actor Clark Gregg reprising the role. "Agent Phil Coulson puts together a small team of normal, non-superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to handle strange new cases with some of them involving the mysterious Project Centipede and their experiments with Extremis. Each case will test the team in cooperation and ingenuity as they try to work together in trying to save the world from threatening, supernatural events on Earth." - Wikipedia.

My problem is that I only have time to watch during night time - actually late at night when everyone is already sleeping. So I always had to lower the volume when I watch the video. This becomes a disappointment as I couldn't really "feel" the action if I can't hear the dialogues loud and clear.

Then came Urbanears Humlan Clover! When I heard it was coming, it was music to my ears!

Braven 710, A Great Gift Idea This Christmas


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If you’re looking for a cool and functional gadget as a stocking stuffer this holiday season, look no further than Braven’s latest invention, the Braven 710 Bluetooth speaker.

Braven has long been known to create the most functional wireless speakers in the market, and the 710 is no exception. Clad in aircraft-grade aluminum, the Braven 710 is built with stylishness and durability in mind. It is IPX5 (water resistant) certified making it the most handsome, ruggedized portable speaker in the market.

The Braven 710 also takes wireless audio to the next level by supporting the Bluetooth aptX standard which makes music streamed to the Braven 710 clearer, more robust and louder. Equipped with a 1,400 mAh battery, the Braven 710 is guaranteed to have a run-time lasting around 12 hours.


Torque 5th Year Anniversary Introduces More Innovative Smartphones and Tablets plus Abra as Endorser


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To celebrate its 5th year, Torque has beefed up its product lineup by introducing gadgets that are not just used for communications but also for entertainment. Go beyond calling and sending SMS with video and music capable gadgets at very affordable prices.

New models are very powerful and useful because they all have dual SIM capability, FM radio, video camera, multimedia player and expandable memory up to 32 Gb.

Certain models like the DTV15, even has built-in mobile TV.

Torque has also beefed up the Droidz series where some are now running using a Quad core processor.

Customers can choose either 3.5" or 5.5" screens.

We were also introduced to Abra, the teen rap singer, who will now be the product endorser and brand ambassador of Torque.


Yahoo Technostorm 2013: On-Ground and Online Tech Expo Showcasing the Best in Consumer Technology


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Yahoo Philippines unveiled the Yahoo Terchnostorm 2013 last November 29 at the Market, Market Central Plaza with a media launch at around 5 pm highlighting talks from two guest speakers (DOST Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro and MyPhone Marketing Head John Chica) plus Yahoo executives, Mike Constantino, Yahoo Country Sales Director, and Kate delos Reyes, Yahoo Country Manager and Country Editor, who shared insights about Technostorm 2013.

DOST Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro initially asked the audience "May ideya ka bang sumasagitsit?"  says the Science and Technology department supports Filipino inventors and innovators.

MyPhone marketing head John Chica discusses the next big thing in mobile at Yahoo TechnoStorm 2013.


Bloggers and members of the media attended the Yahoo TechnoStorm 2013 Media Day.

ANC anchor Tony Velasquez hosted the Media Day event.


Greenfield District: Art for Generations


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Art for Generations is a two-day outdoor art fair at Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City, featuring an Art Market, indie film screenings, and art appreciation talks.

Build your collection and browse through original artwork from One Manila Gallery, Prometheus Atelier, and other renowned galleries at The Art Market


Catch rare, award-winning indie films like Whammy Alcazaren's Colossal (best Cinematography in the 36th Gawad Urian) and Joey Agbayani's Lola (Best Foreign Film, Shockfest 2011 in Hollywood, USA). 

Listen to noted Filipino artists discuss art and broaden your aesthetic sensibilities. There is so much beauty to discover at Art for Generations.


“Out of Tradition” the Bob Aves Jazz Group Concert at the PETA Theater Center


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Sophisticated jazz infused with the raw power of Filipino indigenous music is coming to the PETA Theater Center. Experience soul-shaking Philippine World Jazz in "Out of Tradition" the Bob Aves Jazz Group concert on December 11, 2013, at 8:00 PM.  

Bob Aves and his group of internationally acclaimed musicians continue to push musical boundaries through a groundbreaking integration of the gong culture of the southern Philippines and contemporary jazz.

Bob Aves is a stalwart in the international world music scene and in demand arranger and musical director in the local music scene. This award winning composer graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston yet is a champion of the Filipino indigenous sound.


One Fighting Championship : Crunch Time at One FC


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It’s literally a moment of truth for Filipino Team Lakay fighters Honorio Banario, Kevin Belingon and Eduard Folayang as they face tough foreign opponents tomorrow (Friday) in ONE Fighting Championship: Moment of Truth at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.

Banario is out to prove that his defeat in the hands of Koji Oishi in the ONE FC event in May this year was a fluke as he attempts to regain the champion belt from the Japanese in the main event.

So do Belingon and Folayang, who also tasted defeats in the hands of their respective opponents then. This time, Belingon will battle dangerous undefeated Spaniard David Aranda Santacana while Folayang will clash with Dutch-Indonesian shooto veteran Vincent Latoel.

The photo above is Honorio Banario while down below is Kevin Belingon and Eduard Folayang.


Privilege Speeches To Accuse, Divert and Make Fun Of: As Inspired By Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago



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"Instead of presenting evidence to the public of his hypocritical protestations of innocence, Enrile once again chose to steer public attention to what he hopes will be a diversion: the lies and black propaganda hurled against me during the 1992 presidential campaign. This man, contrary to logic and common sense, hopes to evade criminal prosecution and public outrage over his plunder, by resurrecting campaign dirt against me which are over 21 years old! Dream on, old man, aka Tanda." - Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago



Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago accuses his co-Senator Juan Ponce Enrile of being the grandfather of all plunders. Enrile answers back. Miriam again takes the pedestal. Enrile submits himself to a media interview - and so the cycle goes on. Non-stop, and perhaps will just fade away when a new more controversial issue arises.

There was an accusation of diverting the issues, or steering it away from the real and original mess. However, it somehow benefits us because we get to know more about what really goes on in and out of the Senate. We are now aware that there are more stories to tell, and the revelation sjust keep on getting more interesting.

Avail of Power Mac Center’s My ePrepaid MasterCard promo until Dec. 31


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Shoppers only have a month to avail of the free online prepaid credit card from Power Mac Center. The most reliable Apple partner in the Philippines has announced that it is giving away only until December 31, 2013 a My ePrepaid MasterCard from the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) free for every purchase of a Mac or an iOS device from any of its stores nationwide. The hassle-free reloadable prepaid card is preloaded with Php200 so recipients can immediately enjoy shopping for the most exciting games and apps on the App Store or their favorite songs from iTunes.

Said Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez, “One of the holiday treats that Power Mac Center has prepared for its customers, the My ePrepaid MasterCard program is part of Power Mac Center’s commitment to enhance our customers’ experience, going above and beyond the device so more Apple users can enjoy powerful and fun apps.”

With the new prepaid credit card service, it is not only easier to set-up your iTunes and App Store account, but also to manage your online purchases.

AXE Apollo Team Philippines Arrives in Space Camp in Florida, USA


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The AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrived at the AXE Apollo Space Academy (AASA) Space Camp inside the famed Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida, USA for a five-day astronaut training.

Evan Ray Datuin, Chino Roque and Ramil Santos joined more than 104 other astronaut-hopefuls from 60 different countries for a briefing at the Rocket Garden that had Mercury-Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets as spectacular backdrops.

During the event, Team Philippines met with some of the AXE Apollo Space Academy judges and executives from Space Expedition Corporation whose shuttle will take 22 men and women, including the first Filipino astronaut, to space.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Apology Letter : How to Create An Acceptable One with Flying Colors


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"Sometimes it's hard to apologize face to face. Following these easy steps you can learn how to write an effective apology letter.

1. Evaluate in your mind all the things you want to write before you write it.
2. Address the person appropriately. If you are writing to a friend, don't be overly formal. If addressing a figure of authority, don't be too casual. If you do either of these things, you may not be taken seriously. 
3. Begin by saying what you've done wrong. You could also say how sorry you are. Continue to write apologetically. Don't go over the top, though. Then, say how bad you feel. This isn't necessarily the same as an apology. Don't over explain guilt. This is not about you, it's about the other person.
4. You'll probably be expected to say "It won't happen again," but, to be convincing, you also have to say why it won't happen again. Say why you're apologizing, and happened in the first place, then say how you can prevent those conditions from happening again." -WikiHow


So is that how you create an apology letter?


Dot Matrix Trade-In Promo Offered By Epson


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Epson, a world leader in digital imaging solutions and the undisputed No.1 dot matrix brand in the Philippines for more than a decade, is offering a 20% discount when customers trade in their old printers and buy an Epson LX-310, an LQ-310, or FX-2175 dot matrix printer.

From November 15, 2013 to January 31, 2014, customers who surrender their old printers (working or non-working) can get an outright 20% discount when they buy the above-mentioned Epson dot matrix models. The old printers can be any brand of a dot matrix, inkjet, or laser printer.

The Epson LX-310 and LQ-310 are upgraded versions of Epson’s best-selling LX-300 and LQ-300 models, and feature greatly improved speed and reliability. The Epson FX-2175 is dubbed as a “low maintenance and high performance workhorse” that delivers fast prints for a variety of applications.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tiger Flexiride Leaf Spring : Trying Your Luck with a Broken Leaf Spring? Bad Idea!



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Imagine treading on a road that’s truly unforgiving: uneven, winding and sometimes slippery, and a steep, rocky mountainside where one wrong calculation will send you and your vehicle down a deep ravine full of boulders—and nothing else.

Worse, you’ve got one tire punctured by a sharp piece of rock and broken leaf springs. Since you’re high up in the mountains, it would take a long time before replacement parts get to you. You can decide to go on with your trip, but prepare to suffer the consequences. You chose to continue and luckily, you survived the trip.

But as they say, you can’t always rely on luck. Smart decision-making before embarking on a trip—dangerous or not—which means checking the vehicle thoroughly, particularly important parts like the leaf spring, will make your trip not only pleasurable and comfortable but most of all, safe.

When it comes to leaf springs, as advised by many trusted mechanics, it would be best to choose one that guarantees comfort, convenience, reliability and safety. And these are what you get—and more—when you choose the Tiger Flexiride leaf spring made by local leaf spring maker Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corp. (Roberts AIPMC).

I Invoke My Right Against Self-Incrimination


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"Every celebrated witness in a Senate or House of Representatives “investigative” hearing, when faced with a difficult question to answer, utilizes a ploy often used in the organized crime hearings of the U.S.: “I invoke my right against self-incrimination.”

We heard all about the famous line used by witnesses appearing in the Senate in aid of legislation. Is it in search of the truth or in search of publicity?

If a witness feels the answer to the question (even if a denial) will lead into criminal charges, the right can be invoked.

The only way to change the rules is by constitutional amendment.

ONE FC: Moment of Truth - 7 Filipinos and 13 Foreigners Battle It Out on December 6 at MOA Arena


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Seven Filipinos and 13 foreigners will battle it out at this Friday’s ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) event, titled ONE FC: Moment of Truth, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.

Filipino Team Lakay striker Honorio “The Rock” Banario will attempt to get back his ONE FC Featherweight World Championship as he squares off against Japanese tormentor Koji Oishi in the main event of an evening that features 10 gripping bouts.

“This is the moment I have been waiting for. After my defeat in May by Oishi, nothing has occupied my mind except to reclaim my belt,” Banario said.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Anne Curtis Can Buy Everything : Memes To Make Your Day!


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HUMAN NATURE:

"I can buy you, your friends, and this club!"

When you're pretty, you can slap someone and say those words and get away with it, in stride. Some will even praise you for delivering that line "with character".

However, if you're not pretty and you used that 9 words to confront someone, you will end up doomed, shamed, and cyber bullied. People will never accept your apology. Worst, you might even end up committing suicide after you're back to your senses.

You're very very lucky because you are Anne Curtis." - Missy Penaverde

So it seems the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) led by Kim Henares should stop going after Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and instead look at the earnings of It's Showtime host Anne Curtis-Smith.


Japanese Manga and Anime

Manga


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The Japanese culture has its own unique forms of comic books and animation. Manga (comic books) and anime (animation) are extremely popular in Japan. The earliest animation that is known to have been created in Japan was released in 1917.

This early cartoon featured a samurai testing a sword and being defeated. Japanese animation pioneers included Seitarō Kitayama, Jun'ichi Kouchi, and Shimokawa Oten. The modern style of anime was developed during the 1960s. One of the most influential artists is Osamu Tezuka. He followed the example set by Walt Disney's popular animated films and simplified the techniques they pioneered to save time and money. Today's anime is both generated by computers and drawn by hand.

All genres are represented, but science fiction is by far the most popular. Robots, post-apocalyptic metropolises, and motorcycles are all staples of the art form. Manga features similar content.

Freeday Friday Winner Announced by MetisEtrade


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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

FREEDAY FRIDAY WINNER – MS. ANNA MILLARES
November 29, 2013

MS. ANNA MILLARES shows the prize she has won from the Freeday Friday raffle week 2 - 2 Movie Cards from Resorts World

YOU CAN STILL JOIN!
Every Friday, we raffle off exclusive prizes including hotel stays, restaurant vouchers or gift certificates. Join us now for FREE!

This is OPEN TO EVERYONE in Metro Manila. Its so easy!


My Top Ten Japanese Rock Bands




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Do you listen to any J-rock bands? I figured since I'm really into Japanese music, I thought it would be interesting to show you guys how great these guys are by making a top ten list about them. This list shows the most professional modern rock bands that I've ever heard.

My main basis is in rock/visual kei. Visual kei gets a bad rap sometimes, but the thing is, visual kei doesn't describe the band at all. It just means visuals are important to them greatly. But the bands can, and will do, any type of music.

So if you don't like the visual side of it, cool, ignore it and just focus on the music, because there are some damn good bands in japan. One thing you will find out is that the bands in japan aren't afraid to try new styles and don't stick to just one, which makes them stay fresh in my eyes.

FFL: Friends For Life

                                                     
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We all have friends, right? But not all of our friends will stay by our side all the times. Some of them may just use us for their own benefit and after they used you, they'll just leave you already. Yes, I have experienced that. But it's not my loss anyway. That's why I'm thankful that I have met true friends.

I have both Filipino and Malaysian friends. I met my Malaysian friends in an exchange program held last November 12-15, 2013. My new found friends are Anis and Seha. They are from Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Syed Putra. It is a science high school in Malaysia.

I have never thought that they are as vain as me and my friends are. We took pictures with each other. Even though we only had a short period of time to be with each other we still had fun! We really enjoyed each other's company.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Special Blocked Screening


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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug tells the story about the dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves.

The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

Join us on December 11, 2013 at Shang Cineplex 1 and watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2D with free magazines, chips and freebies after the movie.

Few seats left. Book your ticket asap!

What Really Happened With All The Sponsorships


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There's a lot of bewildering issues spreading all over the blogging community about many controversial and "fearless" people, along with a happy bunch that keeps on heating up the flame of disgusts between the parties involved.

Everyone has their own thoughts to share though, as usual, many are commenting without even getting all sides of the story. Some claim they know everything there is to know when surprisingly they have not even communicated in any way with all the people concerned.

There is an ulterior motive behind all of these, and I am afraid it was exaggerated into staggering proportions brought about by pride.


Team Members Initiate a Wall of Hope for Super Typhoon Yolanda Survivors


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Team members at the Aboitiz Group’s Manila Headquarters have decided to send more than relief goods to survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. They have set up a “Wall of Hope” to encourage and inspire the survivors who are still trying to recover and start anew.

Beginning last November 13, everyone who goes to the cafeteria is greeted by a wall filled with colorful envelopes where they could insert a note of hope and encouragement for a typhoon survivor. Each time the wall is filled up with notes, the envelopes are gathered and sent to the command center in Cebu, where they are inserted inside relief packs that are distributed to the survivors. A looped video beside the wall also shows photos of the destruction in Northern Cebu and Leyte , as well as ways that team members can help- whether by donating in cash or in kind, or by volunteering.

“Pinadapa man tayo ng pagsubok, kakayanin pa rin natin tumayo,” reads one note. “Just want to tell you that whatever happens there are people who care for you,” reads another. Others who speak Bisaya or Waray, prefer to send their message of love and hope in their native dialect. One note from a team member who hails from Leyte, wrote the following in Bisaya: “To my fellow Leyteno, I know the feeling of pain you are experiencing right now. Let us lift each other from this and may God bless us”. Others have even shared their artistic ability, drawing inspiring sketches along with their message of hope.

Perwoll Brilliant White Liquid Detergent : Turn Your Whites Back to its Original Glory



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Thought for the day: "Daunting but doable."

This was what former Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson said after he accepted the offer of President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino to become the person to lead the rehabilitation of the Visayan region damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

"After a series of consultations and briefings from experts in the field of reconstruction and rehabilitation of disaster stricken areas over the weekend, I decided to accept the President's offer to be rehab czar,” former Senator Panfilo Lacson said.

The former Senator has a challenging task to rebuild the infrastructures of areas like Samar and Leyte back to its original glory. But I admired how he said that is a "daunting but doable" task.

I was washing my favorite shirt when I saw the news on TV. I realized that the former Senator has a lot in his hands while I was tediously trying to bring my white shirt back to its original brilliant white colors. Unlike his upcoming new job, it was easier for me to work on my already turned grayish white shirt because I have Perwoll Brilliant White liquid detergent to help me renew its whiteness.



DOTC to Expedite Bidding for Improved P65-B LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project


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Contrary to recent reports of delays in the re-tender of the country’s largest railway Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is expediting the bidding process for the improved P 65 Billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite Extension (LRT-1 Cavex) Project.

“The only delay was in the schedule of the NEDA Board meeting. Otherwise, we are still following the same 4- to 6-month timeline from obtaining approval to set the bid submission deadline,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

“In fact, we are expediting it. We will adopt the single-stage bidding process, and we will set the bid submission date in the earlier part of Q2 2014,” Sagcal added.

The single-stage bidding process means that interested groups will submit their qualification documents simultaneously with their technical and financial proposals, instead of having a separate pre-qualification phase. This will do away with the two-stage process, effectively cutting the entire period by around two (2) months.

Princess Diaries in Tacloban


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Former actress Princess Punzalan-Field is living a quiet, comfortable life as a nurse in California with husband Jason Field, a marketing professional. But when super typhoon Yolanda unleashed its fury in the Philippines, Princess became restless.

She revealed that she followed the news on the devastation caused by Yolanda and wished she could do something to help. Princess received a divine sign. She said that even before the super typhoon struck the Visayas, she was using a meme with a Biblical verse from The 700 Club Asia as screensaver in her laptop.

So, everytime she uses her computer to get updates regarding the typhoon, she automatically sees the meme and for some reason, her eyes would be drawn to the logo of The 700 Club Asia. “Parang may sinasabi si Lord sa akin tungkol doon. Laging nadi-direct ang mata ko sa logo ng The 700 Club Asia,” Princess said.

One Pacific Place Residences Overnight Stay : Hashtag StaycationForTwo (Part 3)


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If you want to do a staycation at a hotel then there should be great reasons to spend your precious time there. I've already told you about the One Pacific Place Serviced Residences rooms and their The Strand Cafe restaurant, so let me now introduce to you the hotel facilities available for everyone.

The hotel has a gym with many exercise and fitness equipment plus a lot of weights to firm and rough up those muscles of yours. You'll have a lot of opportunity to feel buffed and tough, slim and trimmed, and enjoy how your sweat reveal a better looking you by removing the excess fat (even just a little).

They have two pools designed for kids and adults. The lengthy bluish pool offers a relaxing way to beat the heat. Enjoy the water and splash your way to a really fun day. If you have kids, they'll definitely love it.

Both of the gym and the pool facilities are located at the 6th level of the hotel.

They also have plenty of places to hang out at the same floor with stairs going to the 7th  level where seats are also available so you and your companion, or family, can spend your time comfortably maybe reading their complimentary newspaper given every morning at your hotel room.


One Pacific Place Residences Overnight Stay : Hashtag StaycationForTwo (Part 2)


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When you get hungry One pacific Place Serviced Residences has a restaurant on the first floor called The Strand Cafe to serve your meals all throughout the day. You can also order for room service so they can send your meals in your room.They have great iced tea though the glass was a bit small for me. They also have brewed coffee but my wife preferred water instead.

We had a pasta diner buffet where we got to try three types of pasta noodles, plus several choices of specialty sauces along with some garlic breads and buns.

Breakfast was heavier as they offered soup and congee, breads and jams, cheeses and hams, salads, fried and steamed rice, tocino, longanissa, tuna, beef, fruits, cereals, and omelltee that you can have a restaurant staff cook with your choice of ingredients. They have orange and mango juices but were not the freshly squeezed kind. They were probably either the powder or liquid form.



Driven Pinoy Dream Property and Lifestyle Event 2013 : Hardworking Pinoys Can Finally Own Their Dream Home by 2014


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More and more Filipinos today are dreaming of owning their dream home, driving their dream car or launching a new business. But it's also evident how some Filipinos remain hesitant and anxious on making these seemingly elusive dreams happen. “We really have to educate most Filipinos when it comes to financial literacy. Changing their mind-set cannot be done overnight, but it can be done,” says Lubar Delos Reyes, president of DRIVEN Marketing Group, one of the fastest growing real estate marketing network in the country.

Common challenges are the notions that purchasing a home entails a long and difficult process and that it is cash intensive. But with the efforts of the government and banks to speed up the process of loan application and documentation, more and more Filipinos are beginning to realize that it’s easy to take the leap. “Around 85% of our buyers are first-time homebuyers and they are quite surprised with how fast and easy it’s nowadays to own their dream house,” adds Delos Reyes.

This coming December 27, 28 and 29 at SMX Convention Center Hall 3, DRIVEN Marketing Group Inc., in partnership with BPI, is set to hold the first and most exclusive property and lifestyle event in the country showcasing the best deals and offers available for homebuyers and investors. With a campaign entitled “DRIVEN Pinoy Dream Property and Lifestyle Event 2013: Dream House. Dream Car. Dream Business.”, this first of its kind trade show format will allow attendees to interact and learn from the best speakers and institutions in the field of home buying, loan and personal finance.

One Pacific Place Residences Overnight Stay : Hashtag StaycationForTwo (Part 1)


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Shhhhh!!! Please do not disturb!

Hashtag StaycationForTwo is a well-deserved break from the hectic and busy life in the Metro. My wife and I spent a weekend Staycation at One Pacific Place Serviced Residences located in the center of Makati city's business district.

It was a well-deserved break from all the hassles and stress brought by our everyday obligations at home and at work.

Staycations are becoming popular nowadays where you just stay at a hotel and indulge on the facilities of the place like hang out and swim at the pool area located at the 6th floor (opens as early as 7 am until 7 pm), or workout at their Gym (also on the same floor and open as early as 6 am and closes at 8 pm), or just lie all day in bed in your room with a loved one wrapped in your arms while watching your favorite show on TV.


Philips Team Up with Filipinos with Innovations That Matter to You


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Innovations that matter to You “ Program teams up with Filipinos to help the communities in the Visayan region to get back in their own feet”.

Long term solutions were discussed last November 27, 2013 by the organizers led by Philips Philippines with the members of the media, including bloggers or the "new media", specifically on the basic needs and principles in building shelters such as home and infrastructures because of the recent calamity brought by climate change in our country.

Over the past month, the Philippines was hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). From the destruction of basic infrastructures now pegged at 13.1 billion, health concerns, and access to healthcare, typhoon Yolanda has had an immense impact on 9.9 million people living in the Visayan Region.
The question is What are your ideas to help improve the quality of life of Filipinos through meaningful innovation?


Anime or Manga : Love Them Both!


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First of all, what do you like? Anime or manga?

For me, I love them both! It’s like I just can’t get enough of watching anime and reading manga, it’s my hobby. Even though I’ve already watched and read them I don’t get tired of them. It’s because I’m addicted to anime and manga.

What is anime? What is manga?

Animes are Japanese hand-drawn or computer animations while mangas are Japanese comics. From what I had watched and read, there is little difference between the two. For example, in manga when they turn it into anime sometimes it’s incomplete and it has different significant events. I have already watched many anime because since I was young it was the only thing I ever watched, but sometimes I also watch cartoons, but more on anime.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Japanese Ingenuity: Weird or Brilliant?


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Japan is known to be one of the most technologically-advanced countries in the world. From cars we see on the roads to electrical appliances we have at home, inventions made and distributed from Japan have really gotten around the world and has helped make our lives and work easier.

We can now say that Japan is home to a lot of wonderful inventors, which in turn means that Japan also had a lot of inventions to offer! But some of these inventions are... A little off the norm.

Inventions that are classified as "really eccentric but practical" have a term in Japanese. They're called as "chindogu" (chin-doe-gu).


 
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