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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Rookie


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It is a great sunny day at Francville. I can hear these basketball fans cheering their teams. I feel excited but nervous at the same time. Who wouldn't? It's my first time here in the finals. I can't wait to play for Francville! But who am I in the first place? I am Jae Jordan, a student of Francville University commonly called F.U. But, it doesn't matter.

So, back to business. I can hear the crowd cheering for our team. Why not? It's our home town. 2 minutes left and the game will finally start! Coach Joseph calls for a huddle; we must not lose this game!

There we go! The time is up! The sport's commentator is calling the names of each player! Yeah, as usual, I'm not part of the first five, or the so-called starters. So yeah, I'm here, sitting on the bench, watching and cheering for my team. But that's fine.

"Jump ball!" Shouted the commentator. Both centers jumped high! Unfortunately, our opponent, the Blue Fields team got the possession of the ball. They immediately looked for their star player, first shot, and it’s good! The three point shot sinks in for the Blue Fields team. "Three!!!" shouted the commentator. The ball was inbounded by our captain. On the way to our side of the court, the ball was stolen! They passed it again to their star player, again, he took the shot and again, it's in! Great start for the Blue fields’ team!


MVP Announces Free Internet For All Smart, Talk N Text, and Sun Cellular Prepaid Subscribers


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Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) announces FREE INTERNET FOR ALL! Until November 30, 2014 only!

In an unprecedented move, wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) together with Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular today announced that they will start providing free Internet access to its prepaid subscriber base via their mobile phones.

Through this special offer, all of the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular Prepaid subscribers can use their data-enabled cellphones to browse through and post on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, visit their favorites websites, search on Google and Wikipedia, use navigation tools like Waze and Google Maps, book a cab or limo service via Easy Taxi and Uber, or use traffic info sites such as the MMDA's and InterAksyon's.

They can also send and receive emails, read their favorite blogs or update their own blogs, listen to songs via Smart’s Spinnr music service, shop via online stores like Zalora, Lazada, book their travel details through sites like Skyscanner and Expedia, among other things – all without incurring data charges.


Be on Time, Be on Beat, Be There and PLAY 2D BEAT!


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In a month’s time, the event that has undergone so many changes and issues is finally happening! PLAY 2D BEAT: An Open Dance Competition takes place on October 31 (Friday), 5-9pm at CAP Auditorium, CAP Bldg., Makati. Tickets are at P100 each. Doors open at 4PM.

Aside from the open dance competition, kpop cosplay and seoulmate finals, PLAY 2D BEAT prides in its stellar line-up of special guests from kpop to hiphop, pop and OPM. Also, the event will be hosted by Miko Geslani and Kristine Bauto.

Be there in your most unique Halloween costume as special prizes await the best dressed. Halloween celebrations don’t need to always be scary and dreadful. Party with us and make your creative visions come alive. Experience the PLAY 2D BEAT happy ending despite all conspiracy.


New Spies in Training in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” International Trailer 2


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From Matthew Vaughn, director of “X-Men: First Class” comes a new set of spy heroes to save the world in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton, this latest espionage movie is based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar.

In the latest trailer of the movie, Colin Firth plays suave veteran Kingsman spy Harry Hart as he introduces Eggsy (Egerton) into the world of secret service. In one scene where Eggsy’s street enemies interrupt them in a bar, Harry teaches the juveniles that “Manners Maketh A Man” and walks away from the fracas completely unruffled, surprised Eggsy – thinking that Harry is just an old friend of his dad. It will just be a matter of time until Eggsy, an unruly yet promising young teen, will become fully immersed in the Secret Service as he is recruited for a training program to make him an ultimate spy.

Check out the latest “Kingsman: The Secret Service” international trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf696TpZG2Q&index=1&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx-olg6PhKzfFdJpyO4wvyaL

Asian Premiere of British Choreographer’s Murakami – Inspired Works At The Peta Theater Center


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Bestsellers like Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood” have long inspired film, TV and theater adaptations worldwide – but dance? Touted as a “rising star” by Britains’ national daily, the Independent, British choreographer James Cousins dared to.

British Council, PETA Theater Center and the Cultural Center of the Philippines are delighted to present the Asian premiere of British choreographer James Cousins’ contemporary dance works: the highly-acclaimed There We Have Been and its sequel Without Stars. Shows are on Thursday, October 9 (8pm) and Friday, October 10 (3pm and 8pm) at the PETA Theater Center. The twin-bill production will next tour Malaysia and Vietnam this year.

There We Have Been focuses on the first half of Murakami’s novel, wherein two dancers enact the development of relationships between the novel’s protagonist and his late best friend's girlfriend. This duet sees English performers Aaron Vickers and Lisa Welham intensely folding, wrapping and balancing, with the female character never once touching the floor.

Without Stars tells the other half of the story. Framed from the male protagonists’ point of view, the piece for three dancers tells the story of a man on the brink of losing the life of his love. The dance piece features international contemporary dancers Albert Garcia (Spain), Chihiro Kawasaki (Japan) and Georges Hann (UK).


Faking It In "Let's Be Cops" Trailer and Poster Release


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Let’s Be Cops” is the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

Faking it real time, these fake cops have just found some real trouble. Starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson, The idea for the movie was born when director/co-writer Luke Greenfield decided to spend Halloween in a police officer’s uniform – a choice that had unexpected consequences.

“My costume designer at the time got me a real LAPD uniform and my buddy and I walked around Los Angeles,” Greenfield remembers. “The sense of power and authority was incredible. I was single at the time, and it became quite easy to talk to women on the street.”

With co-writer and executive producer Nicholas Thomas, Greenfield developed the pitch that was to become LET’S BE COPS. “We came up with the idea quite quickly,” says Thomas. “We pitched the project to 20th Century Fox, and it sold.”

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Old Spaghetti House: A Special Family Day Deserves A Special Family Restaurant


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The family decided to dine out a few days before my daughter's birthday. It was her 16th birthday (gosh ! I'm old already) and taking them to the traditional "langhap-sarap" or "happy meal" restaurant was quite inappropriate already.

Well, for me, it feels like they've all grown up so fast that their favorite restaurant because of the adorable mascots are too childish already at their age. My youngest is going to high school already next year and he has also changed a lot in both physical and behavioral traits. Gone are the fascination for children's games. Though they still love the cartoons on cable TV, they don't mingle with the younger kids anymore and prefer to browse online viewing anime e-comics and videos.

Thus, we spent our weekend dining on a few more elegant restaurants that Sunday immediately after church. Of course, they still prefer the pizza, spaghetti and fried chicken dishes but it must be different from the usual. After all, a special day deserves a special restaurant.

For long life, it's either "pancit" or "spaghetti so The Old Spaghetti House or TOSH came into mind.


Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Against All Odds


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All of us have our dirty little secrets. And that should only exist between ourselves, but what if our secrets are meant to be revealed? What if it is better when it is known? What should you do? Will you resist and hide it still? Now read this story of a close friend of mine.

Hi, my name is Francois Collins, doctor, and I met a guy named Thomas Austin, a very professional and kind companion. I met him when he was still working here. I never knew that he hides something that will shock the world, interesting right? He lived a tragic life and I salute him for making his life worth living. He managed to tell me his whole life by sending a mail to me in the exact date of his death.

His parents both died when he is still young, his mother died while delivering his younger sister Shaiya and his father committed suicide after knowing his mother’s death. No one from their family took care of them so they suffer the fate of being an orphan. They stayed there in 5 years, they leaved the orphanage when a rich couple adopted both of them, and he was only 7 years old while Shaiya is 5 when that happened.

CMANC Showcases Improved Buses and Jeepneys at 5th PIMS


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Columbian Manufacturing Corporation (CMANC) has the Filipino passenger in mind. Tinkering on that Pinoy piece of tincan, teh company sets its goal ... to improve the look and performance of a well-know historical icon, the all-time king of the road - the Jeepney!

They now have made it available also in air-conditioned varieties for the convenience of the passengers.

Also, being the exclusive distributor of Daewoo buses, they have also showcased the Newly Designed Commuter Vehicles proudly made in the Philippines, and at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show, they displayed the buses in retro design bringing us back to the Love Bus era.

To give Filipinos a better alternative, CMANC takes the lead in improving the Filipino commuters travel experience. The improved commuter vehicles  will set a new standard in public transportation, offering better quality mass transportation for the Filipinos instead of suffering from the pollution caused by smoke, dust and sweat caused by non-airconditioned vehicles.

The MRT and LRT are still the fastest way to get to a destination but the congestion inside the trains offer a lot of inconveniences. Better to be late but feeling still keeping fresh, motivated and energized.


e-Blog Mo Na Yan! Episode September 20: Laughter on Air with the Comedy Cartel


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Last Saturday's episode of e-Blog Mo Na Yan!, a segment in the Vigattin Radio show of Radyo Inquirer DZIQ 990 AM in partnership with Elison Barcelo of Vigattin and Ross Del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas brought you some of the members of the pioneers in Point-of-View Stand-Up Comedy featuring Rene Cruz Jr. and Juan Miguel "Migs" Alejandrino. We also had guest blogger Alain Yambot-Alejandrino, a blogger of migsandalaine.blogspot.com and wife of Migs.

As usual, Den Macaranas and Arne Barcelo, resident broadcasters of Vigattin Radio where there to interview our guests with Wazzup Pilipinas founder Ross Del Rosario. Vigattin CEO Elison Barcelo was also nearby providing technical and moral support...hehehe

Breaking away from the technical aspects after an interview with the weather expert, the members of Comedy Cartel brought some humor a day after the Metro Manila flooding. Most of our countrymen in Manila and nearby areas where all submerged in flood waters due to the surprising bad weather so the guesting of the Comedy Cartel was a much needed break from all the seriousness.


Jet Legaspi Workshops Offers Workshops and Tutorials


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JET LEGASPI WORKSHOPS offers workshop and 1-on-1 tutorial 

* Advanced Rigging and Technical Animation 
* 3D Digital Sculpting and Creature Design 
* Web Development 
* Graphic Design 
* Video Editing and Motion Graphics 

For 1-on-1 tutorial -- specifically: 

* Web Development 
* Graphic Design 
* Video Editing and Motion Graphics 
* 3D Animation Workshop (fundamentals) 

If you guys are interested contact them with the following numbers or you could mail them for inquiries at emailme@jetlegaspi.com and check their website at http://www.jetlegaspi.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mandarin Palace: Celebrating Our Wedding Anniversary with Authentic Chinese Cuisine

 
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A celebration was necessary since it was a very special day for us as husband and wife. It's the very same day we got married in church. I mentioned church since we also were earlier married via civil wedding. You know, our beloved Mayor acted as the appointed one  who had the right to wed a couple outside of the formality of a wedding.

Our anniversary started with a visit to the church where we tied the knot. The Mary Help of Christians Parish located in Better Living Subdivision of Paranaque was still there proudly standing with just a few noticeable changes. The church now has some elaborate statues at the top of the altar and the stations of the cross. As far as everything else I don't recognize any changes. I wouldn't be able to remember since we were only at the church twice. First time was to file our wedding and submit requirements and teh second time was the day of the wedding itself. Naturally, I was not paying attention to any of the decorative interiors or even exteriors, I was more focused staring at my wife whom I was  so madly in love with.

The reason we chose that church was it was very near to the very first home we had at Lower Bicutan of Taguig city. Though the church was located inside a subdivision, it was just a short drive away from our previous rented apartment. Another reason was the exterior was absolutely majestic as compared to the nearest small church we have in Bicutan.


Tim Ho Wan: The Dim Sum Specialist Remains a Crowd Favorite Even in the Philippines


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At last I found the time to write about my dining experience at Tim Ho Wan, that popular 1 Michelin Star dim sum restaurant which originated in Hong Kong. I guess I never prioritized it since they were obviously doing well. The long queue at the Megamall branch says it all. I probably have that thought within me that says I should write about the other restaurants that do not have as many customers all wanting to try out what all the fuzz was all about.

I was also pretty curious about the those three big buns that melts in your mouth which are called Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (closely resembles something like a "buchi" or  maybe "siopao" but a lot better. Some have been calling it heavenly buns. I would rather not exaggerate as all the hype may be over the top. They're more than the usual and it was my first time to try something like it.

I think what was more important was I enjoyed my dinner that night while I met with a business partner. There's something really great about our discussion, not only because we were talking about the beginning of our partnership that night, but we were also having a great satisfying meal.


HP Offers A+ Wireless Printing Convenience Even for Children


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Wireless printing has been available globally for three years already but it is only recently that the Philippines is taking the technology into the people's homes and offices. Now you can print from your desktop, laptop and even tablet computers using wireless technology capable printers available at very affordable prices starting at only Php 4,090 only.

At an event held last September 24, 2014 at Capitol Commons in Kaapitolyo, Pasig, HP introduced many of their projects and partnership in line for the next months and onwards. Hosting teh event were husband and wife celebrities Paolo Abrera and Suzy Entrata, with the HP Geniuses, 4 young and good looking bright minds with high IQs, as special guests.

After a few introductions by HP executives led by Country Manager Albert Mateo, the kids undergo a friendly quiz competition with some of the event attendees. As expected, the HP Geniuses won by a landslide.


AXN Owned the Night with Day-and-Date Premieres of “The Voice” Season 7 and “The Blacklist” Season 2


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AXN, Asia’s home of thrilling entertainment, premiered the latest seasons of hit series “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” to top ratings, winning the night of September 23 among English general entertainment (GE) channels across Southeast Asia.

Collectively in the markets of Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, the seventh season of “The Voice” and the second season of “The Blacklist” both rated as the No.1 show across all English GE channels in their timeslots among pay-TV audiences.

In Malaysia, “The Voice” season 7 won the timeslot among approximately 70 rated English language channels among pay-TV audiences 4 – 54. In addition, “The Blacklist” season 2 was the top rated show for individuals from high income households.

In Singapore, “The Voice” season 7 was the highest rated program among rated English language cable channels for all pay-TV audiences in its timeslot. “The Blacklist” Season 2 proved to be spot on with AXN’s target audience of professionals, managers, executives and businessmen (PMEB), as it was their top rated show of the day across all 73 rated channels on StarHub TV.

Be Discovered for “Asia’s Got Talent” at the Philippines Open Audition


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The chance is here for anyone with any talent to audition to compete in “Asia’s Got Talent”!

Soon to be the biggest talent competition in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent” will open its doors for individual and group acts of all ages to showcase their amazing skills on Sunday, 28 September 2014 from 10am – 6pm at SMX Convention Center (Seashell Ln, Pasay City, 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines). Anyone who wishes to share their talent with the world is welcome to walk in and audition.

For those unable to make the open audition in the Philippines, additional events are scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore. Budding stars can also log on to www.axn-asia.com/AsiasGotTalent for more details or to audition online.

Asia’s Got Talent” is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and will premiere on AXN in early 2015 across 20 territories in Asia, including South Korea, Hong Kong and the Republic of China.

Earlier this year, “Got Talent” set the Guinness World Record as the world's ‘Most Successful Reality TV Format’ with 58 productions across Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle-East. “Asia's Got Talent” now marks the 63rd version of this international ratings phenomenon.

Mike Schneider Graces the Launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition


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No less than Mike Schneider, the Senior Producer of Disney Interactive, graced the launch of a hit video game that will surely become the rave of all fans of the gaming franchise. To familiarize us with the guy, he was the one who also worked on the first "Disney Infinity", as well as previous Disney titles like “Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension”, the “Disney: Sing It” series and various others.

He was the special guest and speaker at the event held last September 24, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Several members of the media got to play for the first time the new Version 2.0, and had the opportunity to battle it out via a motorcycle race. The winner, a lady gamer who beat all the guys in the room, got to bring home fabulous prices from Disney Interactive.


Mike has been in the video games industry since 1994 so he's the expert that you can trust when it comes to the gaming business. He has held roles in production and quality assurance, working in both business and creative roles as Senior Producer and Quality Assurance Manager, managing titles, doing some design work and even contributing to the dialogue script creation on several titles.

Zoe Saldana’s Extraordinary Fairy Tale in “The Book Of Life”


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From visionary filmmaker Jorge Gutierrez whose unique visual style and vibrant storytelling technique, “The Book of Life” tells the story of three best friends - Manolo and his equally courageous best friend Joaquin are not your typical Prince Charmings; the object of their affections is far from being your average princess, hence “The Book of Life” is a fairy tale that doesn’t go by the book.

Our story begins in a museum, where we meet a mysterious tour guide named Mary Beth, who is taken on the seemingly thankless task of guiding a group of rowdy kids who would rather be anywhere else, on a tour. But Mary Beth has something special in store for them, and escorts them into a secret room, where the magic of “The Book of Life” begins to unfold. “This particular area of the museum looks like Latin America basically exploded into it, turning it into a place filled with life and color,” says Gutierrez.

Christina Applegate voices Mary Beth and introduces us to the principal characters and their hometown of San Angel. We meet Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, Manolo embarks upon an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears. The object of Manolo’s affections, Maria, voiced by Zoë Saldana, is an independent, strong-willed and fun-loving young woman who is wooed by her best friends Manolo and Joaquin (Channing Tatum), from their time as children to a reunion years later as adults.


GQ West Launches Aquabest and Laundrybest Branches at SM Sea Residences


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Nowadays, a community composed of condo unit owners from projects as big as the SM properties could just be enough to sustain your business especially when you have tapped on a prime commodity that every household will surely need in their everyday consumption.

Noone can practically live without water, and we value its cleanliness as well. Thus a water refilling station that provides clean, safe and reliable water supply is a basic necessity in all living conditions.



Aquabest the country’s premier water refilling franchise is poised to continue its expansion with the opening of its first condominium based water station.

The store located at the SM Sea Residences condominium complex located in Macapagal Avenue is part of the company’s efforts to tap emerging communities. The company intends to open stores in other SMDC developments such as SM Blue Residences.

"Foosball: The Unbeatables” Kicks in Philippine Cinemas Ahead of U.S. Release


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The local movie-going audience will soon be treated to an early release date of the English-dubbed family adventure movie “Foosball: The Unbeatables” as it opens this October 1 in cinemas nationwide, months ahead of its U.S. release.

Originally entitled “Metegol” in Argentine-Spanish and voiced with native Argentinian talents, the movie is known in the US as “Underdogs” and is also using the title “Unbeatables” in other international territories such as the Philippines.

Foosball: The Unbeatables” is Juan José Campanella’s first cinematographic project since he was awarded the Oscar for “The Secret in Their Eyes” while Sergio Pablos, creator of the original idea for “Despicable Me” and supervised “Rio” is the Animation Head of the movie.

The movie’s English-dubbed voice cast is headed by “Harry Potter’s” Rupert Grint as the film’s hero- Amadeo, along with Anthony Head (who also starred in “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Darren Boyd, Diego Ramos and promising new actress Eve Ponsoby. Additionally, well-known British TV thespians– Alex Norton (“Taggart”), Peter Serafinowicz (voiced Darth Maul in “Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace”) and Scottish comedian Lewis MacLeod, an ex-player for Scottish club Rangers – join the movie as the Foosball soccer player figurines who come to life to help Amadeo.


Search for “Gone Girl” Starts October 8


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From the tour de force thriller that became a bestselling must-read comes David Fincher’s screen version of Gone Girl, a wild ride through our modern media culture and down into the deep, dark fault lines of an American marriage – in all its unreliable promises, inescapable deceits and pitch-black comedy.

The couple at the center of the story – former New York writer Nick Dunne and his formerly “cool girl” wife Amy, now trying to make ends meet in the mid-recession Midwest – have all the sinuous outer contours of contemporary marital bliss. But on the occasion of their 5th wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing -- and those contours crack into a maze of fissures. Nick becomes the prime suspect, shrouded in a fog of suspicious behavior. Amy becomes the vaunted object of a media frenzy as the search for her, dead or alive, plays out before the eyes of a world thirsting for revelations.

Taking the alternately guarded and exposed role of Nick is Ben Affleck. Says Fincher of casting him: “Putting a cast together is like putting a basketball team together and Nick was the point guard. He has to feed the narrative. It’s a ‘he said, she said’ in the book; but it’s ‘he experiences, she experiences’ in the movie. It’s more subjective. You’re not gifted with all these inner monologues in the movie. So you need an actor who is very deft to play this role. It’s 3-D chess, not Chinese checkers.”


Max's Restaurant Relaunches Delivery Service: A Celebration of Delight


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 "When there's rain, there's Max's Delivery!" says one of the executive of Max's Restaurant during the launch of the new and improved Max's Delivery service offering more delightful experiences for many satisfied customers.

True enough, it is a bit inconvenient to go out in the rain just to dine out at our favorite Max's Restaurant and we are glad than even during the rainy season, Max's continues to serve its customers via delivery service. We'll get to enjoy our favorite Filipino dishes even during the wet season.

Steering away temporarily from the Gilas Pilipinas promotions, Max's held the launch last September 18, 2014 at Whitespace located in Pasong Tamo, Makati. It was also a bit rainy that night but I managed to get there, and thanks to a friend and his ride, going home was a lot easier.

After dining on surprisingly a no chicken dinner, and everything was not from the Max's menu - a total change since we believe Max's employees needed some break from the taste and smell of their own dishes, followed a program to re-introduce the Max's Delivery service.

Recognitions were given to outstanding performers specifically the 1 Million delivery served by one of their branches, talks from their head honchos and a number from the actual delivery crew sporting their new outfits, accessories and motorcycles.

More about it below from excerpts of their official press release.


Far Eastern University Theater Guild Presents Makikitawag Lang Ako


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The Far Eastern University Theater Guild (FTG) in collaboration with the President’s Committee on Culture continues its 80th season with the staging of “Makikitawag Lang Ako”.

The FTG’s artistic director Dudz Teraña directs this beautifully devastating, remarkably eloquent and unusually comedic tragic drama.

The production features some of the group’s senior actors including Yesh Anne Burce playing the role of Maria, the protagonist of the story and Ernest John Dimayacyac as Saturno D’ Magician.

The production will run for a limited engagement of four performances on October 3 and 4 at 3 & 6 p.m. in the FEU Auditorium.

Makikitawag Lang Ako” was adapted by Risa Jopson from the chapter “I Only Came to Use the Phone” in the book “Strange Pilgrims” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

I Only Came to Use the Phone” is about a woman whose car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. She hitches a ride on a bus on its way to a mental institute. Before she knows what's happening, she has been admitted as a patient. Her husband, referring to their trouble-ridden history, believes she has run off with another man. When she finally finds an opportunity to call him, he curses her and hangs up. When he does arrive, he takes the doctor's account to heart and leaves the woman at the hospital, where she eventually makes a reality of the insanity imposed on her by the medical staff.

Cosmo Tower 69 Bachelor Bash 2014: Men Literally Falling Off the Stage


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Most of the ladies can't breath last night because it was literally raining HOT guys at the Cosmo Bash 2014 event held at the World Trade Center. The annual bachelor bash was organized by Cosmopolitan magazine dubbed as Cosmo Tower 69 Bachelor Bash 2014, and as expected, it made a lot of ladies drooling after the guys who paraded half-naked on stage. But unlike the Bench: The Naked Truth event, there were no Coco Martin with a lady on a leash, no Jake Cuenca butt, or men displaying their bulges with mere underwear covering....only shorts with something evident protruding, and their close enough to six-packs galore.

There was however a scene-stealing James Reid who fell of the stage while performing. I thought ladies fell for the uber hotness of the muscular hunks, but one of the hunks literally fell off the stage landing in front of the ladies. Intentional, or simply careless?

Ladies instantly got high fever upon seeing the six-pack "pandesals" of the guys. Even the sight of hot Security Officers sexin' up the stage was so oozing with sex appeal. Want to be arrested? The surprise appearance of Daniel Matsunaga, Pinoy Big Brother latest season grand winner also lighted up the stage with more sparkling eyes from the ladies who were all swooning over the guys.

More photos from netizens below each one credited based from their filenames. Enjoy!


Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Down Memory Lane



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Here is another original short story that needs no introduction anymore (maybe because the author didn't submitted any...hehehe).

Seriously, we all know that life could sometimes be very unfair but we should still find reasons to enjoy it. There would always be opportunities to smile and enjoy life to the fullest regardless of so many frustrating incidents.

There is a saying that life is like a wheel that is forever turning to reach our destination. There would be times when we are down there experiencing life's dilemma, but sure enough, the time will come when we would soon be on top to claim our happiness.

We should appreciate everything around us no matter which situation we are in. We should celebrate life inspite of the hardships and shortcomings. We should value the people in our lives while they remain significant part of our memories.

Here is our short story for the day. We hope reading it would entertain you, and make you realize


The Brae of Infinity Resort: Sumptuous Early Morning Breakfast at Puerto Galera


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I would always wake up early in the morning whenever I am away at a far away place. Why? I aim to catch the sunrise. I would always like to capture it with my camera regardless of how it looked like. Sometimes there won't be any opportunity since the sunrise would be at the other side of our location not visible since it would be hidden behind the mountains so I would do the second best thing: capture the sunset instead.

Luckily, our stay at the luxurious Infinity Resort in Puerto Galera allowed us to have a view of the sunrise. It was not as dramatic and spectacular as other sunrises I've seen since it was also covered by mostly mountains, but it was still a warm feeling to witness the sun slowly shining out to bring light to the world.

Of course, after such a sensational experience feeling the warm touch of sunshine on your face, my wife and I decided to have an early breakfast even before having our early morning shower. They say it's the most important meal of the day so we should not skip this before going through our tour of the resort, and the surrounding areas.


New Boating App causing a stir on Europe’s Waterways


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Le Boat, Europe’s largest self-drive boating holiday operator, has launched a brand new App to help hirers explore the waterways.

The FREE Le Boat App, which is available to download from the Apple Store and Google Play, has been designed for people navigating the river and canals of Europe on which the company operates. Using GPS tracking, the App identifies the user’s location and informs them what’s ahead. Alerts will tell users about upcoming locks, where to moor, where to eat and provides useful information about local towns, villages and attractions.

First-time boater, Claire Warne, downloaded the new App and used it last week on her return cruise from Benson and loved it. She said: “it was quite addictive – we couldn’t stop referring to it. It was very reassuring to know what lay ahead and the design was very intuitive and easy to use - I loved it! ”

Abby Kettle, Head of Global Customer Engagement at Le Boat, has overseen the App’s development over the past 10 months and says: “A boating holiday is open to anyone – no experience is necessary and this innovative and handy tool will be especially helpful and reassuring for these novice boaters.”


Le Boat Launch 2015 Canal Boating Brochure


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Le Boat, the largest operator of self-drive boating holidays on Europe’s waterways, operates its own fleet of 800+ self-drive cruisers from a network of over 40 departure bases across nine European countries. Le Boat brings together over 40 years of experience in canal and waterway cruising.

The company is proud to introduce their 2015 canal boating brochure for the upcoming season. The brochure includes cruising routes in 2 new bases in France and Holland, the new Poland destination, as well as showcases the brand new Le Boat APP.

The new look Le Boat brochure has a fresher design, with a clean and simple layout highlighting the maps and possible cruising itineraries for each destination.

Some of the brand new product to be featured in the brochure includes:



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FutureYou.ph Introduces Students to the Right Career Opportunities


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Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) launched FutureYou.ph, an online career exploration portal that aims to address the lack of information on the right job opportunities for Filipino students and graduates.

The Philippines currently has the highest unemployment rate in Southeast Asia.

The country has an average of 2.8 million people who have been unemployed for the past 2 years. Majority of those are in the 15-24 age group followed by those aged 24-30, composing 48% and 30% of the unemployed in the country, respectively.

Of the total unemployed, 44% have either graduated or reached high school, and 34% have reached or graduated from college.

PBEd projects that jobs mismatch is one of the causes of high unemployment in the Philippines. Many students do not know what jobs are in demand--there are industries that have too many applicants but do not have sufficient career offers, while there are others that do offer careers, but do not have enough applicants.

There is an oversupply of talent—there are industries that offer jobs but have no applicants, and vice versa. This is partly caused by students not having enough information on where the job opportunities lie.

Epson’s Point-Of-Sales Printers Achieve Number One Status for Fifth Year Running


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Epson, a world leader in print solutions, has been named the number one Point-of-Sale (POS) printer manufacturer in Southeast Asia for the 5th year running. This is according to the latest research results from International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets.

Over the past 5 years, Epson has dominated the market, with results in 2013 showing the print solution leader holding steady at 45% market share in the overall Southeast Asia POS printer market. This means that almost every other POS printer purchased in 2013 was an Epson printer.

While figures vary in every market, Epson maintains the lead in all markets where it has a presence. In Singapore, Epson holds 61% of the total market share, while in Indonesia, Epson holds 54% of the market for POS printers. In the Philippines and Malaysia Epson holds a 1-in-3 share with 37% and 33% respectively, and in Thailand, Epson holds 45% of the POS printer market.

Lampara Launches Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Batang Aswang


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Fifty percent mythology, fifty percent adventure, a hundred percent Filipino: the adventures of Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Batang Aswang will surely be loved by readers everywhere.

Last September 18, 2014 at 11am at the Function Room 5 of the SMX Convention Center, Lampara Publishing House Inc. launched its latest young adult fiction series Moymoy Lulumboy: An Batang Aswang.

The series follows the adventures of Moymoy who, though raised by humans, finds out that he is actually the child of a goddess and a “tibaro”, or magical being. Bullied as a child, Moymoy discovers his talent for shape-shifting in order to escape danger. His adventures begin when he returns to the world of Gabun, and discovers his role in the world of aswangs, duwendes and the like. Moymoy discovers that the markings on his chest form the image of half the map towards the land of Panalturan, a sacred land for the “tibaro.”The other half of the map is imprinted on the chest of Moymoy’s long-lost twin, Alangkaw. Alangkaw however was raised by Buhawan, a corrupted “tibaro” who aims to reunite the twins in order to use the map for his own greedy purposes.


Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Dilemma



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Problems.

According to the dictionary problem means it is something that is difficult to deal with; something that is a source of trouble or worry.

Well, what are you going to do if you have gigantic problems? Would you still carry on or give up already?

Me, I really don't know what to do now because of all the things that happened to my life. I need my mom to comfort me. I need Jason to be always there for me whenever I need him, but where are they?

If I could just take a rest.

Forever.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Marriott Café Has Bigger and Better Sunday Brunch


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Having a big brunch is good. Enjoying it on a Sunday is better. Indulging on a bigger and better Sunday brunch is best—and this is served only at Marriot Café. So, why choose when you can have the best of both worlds?

Upon entrance at the five star restaurant buffet, patrons can immediately recognize the new arrangement and some new containers of its fabulous food and bevy of beverages. Each section is harmoniously organized to attract your eyes and fill your appetite. And with the welcome additions to the menu, everything is truly Bigger and Better for Sunday brunch!

On the right side, the amazing spread of cold cuts, cheeses, and freshly-baked breads are complemented by a variety of nuts, raisins, and jams. Together, they provide a wonderful and welcoming sight. On the left side is a pleasant surprise. Since Thai food is a global favorite, Marriott Café now offers Thai Red Curry, one of Thailand’s most globally recognized dishes. You can make your own piping hot bowl by filling it with your preferred amount of red chillies, cilantro, coriander, cumin, garlic, shallots, kaffir lime, galangal, and lemongrass. After enjoying that spicy kick in your taste buds, fresh tropical fruits and gallons of gelatos in various flavors are also available.

Lampara Books Launches Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Batang Aswang


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Lampara books have been a pioneer publishing house known for publishing works of Filipino writers, who create original stories full of values and lessons for children. They specifically incorporate the richness of the Filipino culture and tradition into their stories. After years in the industry, they still know how to captivate their readers, and their readers have stayed loyal all throughout.

In addition, of their roster of original works comes a story of fifty percent mythology, fifty percent adventure, and definitely hundred percent originally Filipino made. It is a coming-of-age story entitled, “Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Batang Aswang.” Subtly reminiscent of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter chronology, the story comes in a compilation of series that is fit for readers of all ages. People would definitely enjoy this series written by Segundo Matias Jr., simply called, “Kuya Jun.”

On September 18, 2014 at the Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center was a press launch of Lampara’s latest young adult fiction series, “Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang batang aswang” coincides with 2014 Manila Book Fair. Hosted by Ms. Gay Castro and Sir Toots Tolentino, the event was well-attended by people from the press, media and young fanatics of the series. A breathtaking musical performance by the FEU Theatre Guild entertained the crowd.


Honda Launches Brio and Brio Amaze at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show

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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines launches the All New Brio and Brio Amaze at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) at World Trade Center, Pasay City.

During the opening, HCPI’s President and General Manager, Toshio Kuwahara unveiled to local media the much-anticipated All New Brio (hatchback) and Brio Amaze (sedan). The Brio (Italian for “energetic” and “cheerful”) series, was especially created for the emerging demands of the Asian market – automobiles that will facilitate personal mobility. The Brio model’s development is backed by Honda’s extensive experience in creating compact cars such as the Jazz and City which are examples of the application of Honda’s “man maximum, machine minimum” design concept. While relatively the most affordable car in Honda’s vehicle line-up, the Brio models proudly embody high levels of Honda DQR – durability, quality and reliability.

“These cars were specifically developed to match the evolving needs of our customers,” Kuwahara said at the launch event. “Today, we are revealing Honda's answer to the small car for Filipino motorists. We are joining the small car segment in a big way by setting a new standard with these two vehicles.”


Honda Magnifies Joy of Mobility at 5th Philippine International Motor Show


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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) launched two new vehicles and showcased two concept cars to the delight of the media and car enthusiasts who assembled at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) at World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Focused on giving more people the joy of mobility, Honda unveiled the All New Brio (hatchback) and Brio Amaze (sedan) as its entries to the small car segment in the Philippines. While relatively the most affordable cars in Honda’s vehicle line-up, the Brio models proudly embody high levels of Honda DQR – durability, quality and reliability.

“These cars were specifically developed to match the evolving needs of our customers,” said HCPI’s President and General Manager, Toshio Kuwahara at the launch event. The Brio’s compact build and sporty interiors make it an ideal car for people who live a young and active lifestyle, while the Brio Amaze, relatively longer than its hatchback counterpart, has spacious and elegant interior for the comfort and enjoyment of its passengers who may include young families who are always on the go.


90,000 Visitors Troop the Biggest Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) To Date


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Despite a setback from Tropical Storm Mario, the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) held last Thursday to Sunday, September 18 to September 21, at the World Trade Center was its most successful yet, nearly doubling its foot traffic from the previous PIMS in 2012.

The four-day motoring exhibit closed early on Friday because of heavy rainfall and flooding across the metro. However, the 5th PIMS bounced back during the weekend, closing with over 90,000 visitors that spread across only three and a half days.

This year’s motor show is also the largest in terms of the number of exhibitors with a total of 17 participating car manufacturers and distributors, namely: BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JEEP, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

“True to this year’s theme of ‘Progress in Motion’, the 5th PIMS is the perfect reflection of the industry’s robust performance in recent years. We at CAMPI are elated at the success of the 5th PIMS and we recognize that this is made possible by the joint support of the CAMPI members and affiliates, our government partners, stakeholders and of course, the general motoring public,” said Atty. Rommel Gutierrez, President of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), the industry organization behind the biennial event.


Beauty Fair 2014 Back-to-Back with Boys and Girls Bazaar 2014


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Beauty Fair 2014 back-to-back with Boys and Girls Bazaar 2014 is an event which offers NOT only cosmetic brands but also a new variety of retail and novelty items that caters to both MALE and FEMALE shoppers.

Christmas season is just around the corner so start checking your list and no need to think twice.

And the great news is entrance is for FREE. So save the dates, spread the word, tag your friends & head on to our fair.

October 17 to 19, 204 from 12 noon to 10 pm at Elements at Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue.

Brought to you by Twiin Concepts.


See you there!!!

NCAA Brawl Between Mapua and EAC: Ball So Hard, Not Brawl So Hard


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The Mapua-EAC scuffle. Wild!

With only 28.5 seconds left in the game, a bench-clearing brawl broke out in this afternoon's Mapua Cardinals vs. EAC Generals game.

Yesterday's horrible and ugly end brawl game between Mapua and EAC has NO place inside the basketball court! But I do hope that kind of violence in the NCAA stays there and does not escalate outside the court. It's really a sad thing to see.

The refs lost control. The refs are a bunch of dickheads. That's what happens when the referees fail to do their freakin' job. It was a clear offensive foul! For not calling that flying elbow. For reacting slow to the situation. One ugly game!

Basketball. Boxing. Pro-Wrestling. 100 m dash. Name it, that NCAA brawl probably had it.


UST JFINEX Presents PARAGON: Finance Ambassador and Ambassadress 2014


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UST JFINEX, the official organization of Finance Majors, presents: "PARAGON: Finance Ambassador and Ambassadress 2014."

Real-life superheroes do not come hand in hand with supernatural powers. Sometimes, they're just ordinary people with extraordinary willpower and abilities.

WITNESS as your favorite superheroes FLY, DASH, TRANSFORM and GATHER on stage on September 27, 2014 at the UST Medicine Auditorium from 12:00nn - 5:00pm! PREPARE TO BE AMAZED, MESMERIZED & CAPTIVATED!


MAJOR SPONSORS:

John Robert Powers, Jack n Jill X.O, Jack n Jill Big Bang, SM Accessories, Onesimus, Purechem, Belle De Jour, Eudaimonia


MINOR SPONSORS:

Adrenaline Fitness, Wacoal, Sorci Age, Ano Pa, Clothesline, Agriplas, Air Force One, Amazing G Salon, Avida, C&E Bookshop, Mang Cha-a, Cosmopolitan Salon, Crystal Clear, Cuppy Kat Cupcakes, Griffin Taxi, Harurot, ILJ, MAPS, Primadonna, Scent Swatch, Shoptilyoulikeit, Super Moms, Sweet Creations, Tinge, Vaintage, Route 17, Uscoop, Zalora


IN COOPERATION WITH:

Adobo Connection, AMS Clothing, Blissful Bubbles Spa, Burger Company, Cha Dao, Chef Chubby, Chef DD, Coffee Avenue, Cupcakes by Sonja, Lulu Nails and Dry Bar, Munchables, Photoprints, Shake It Up milkshake, Starr’s Milkshake, Twiss Toss and Go

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is a proud online media partner of PARAGON: Finance Ambassador and Ambassadress 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

USTJMA Presents Vibe: The Start of Marketing Supremacy


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Marketistas, are you ready for this year's most awaited General Assembly?

The night is young and the year is ours to own. Make way for a VIBE that you will never forget!

They University of Santo Tomas Junior Marketing Association (USTJMA) proudly bring you their 7th General Assembly dubbed as "Vibe: The Start of Marketing Supremacy" on September 27, 2014 between 3 to 8 pm at The Elements, Centris, Q.C. This is one of the major events for the whole year of the UST Marketing community, with over 1,500 estimated numbers of attendees from the marketing students and faculty.

Beats will be provided by DJ Rammy Bitong and DJ Miko Villena. With special appearances of Moira Dela Torre and Tristan Perpecto.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: The Last Name, My Greatest Memory


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The narrator of the story is Ace Pacifista. He was once human when he was still among the living but is now a scheduler, the one who fetches the souls of the dead and guides them towards Tartarus, the World of the Dead. He makes a deal with the Keeper, the one who keeps the Cinematic Record of Life, to regain his memory.

A Cinematic Record is a recollection of an individual's memories, depicted as a brief movie.

When Ace learned that Kathleen, the former love of his life, has been trying to commit suicide for several times already due to his death, he made a request to the Keeper to erase his memories from Kathleen to end her suffering.

Kathleen forgets about him but leaving a mark on Ace that even in the new memory that the Keeper has rewritten on her, she will still love him.

Here is our short story for the day. You'll definitely enjoy this one.

Mananayaw: A Documentary on the Male Ballet Dancer Opens September 24


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As part of the Cine Totoo International Documentary Film Festival, “Mananayaw: A Documentary on the Male Ballet Dancer” premieres on September 24, 6:30 PM in SM Megamall. The film will also be screened on September 25, 8:45PM in SM City Manila and September 26, 6:30PM in Trinoma.

Directed by Rafael Froilan, “Mananayaw” features snippets of dancers behind the scenes, illustrating what it takes to become a male ballet dancer. Much is at stake during each performance, and although their careers are some of the most difficult to build, after a single misstep, it can all be over.

Mananayaw” was produced for the Cine Totoo International Documentary Film Festival by a team of five filmmakers: director and editor Rafael Froilan, writer Beatriz Antonia Carabeo, co-writer/assistant director/production manager Mika Fabella, director of photography Chris Yuhico, and producer/creative consultant Patrick Gutierrez.


Kaspersky Lab: Right on Target with New and Updated Security Products


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Kaspersky Lab has new and updated security products for the Philippine consumers namely the Kaspersky Internet Security for hardcore Internet users, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for occasional Internet users, and the Kaspersky Internet Security – Multi-Device 2015, which will be currently available only in the Philippines in the entire Southeast Asian region.

"The popularity and affordability of mobile devices as well as the accessibility of Internet has made Filipinos more gadget-loving and Internet-savvy than their regional counterparts that it’s no wonder almost everyone’s going online from their devices here. Unfortunately, this scenario makes Filipinos become increasingly and easily vulnerable to cyber-threats, particularly those using social engineering tactics, through multiple access points," warned Jesmond Chang, Corporate Communications Manager of Kaspersky Lab South East Asia.

At an event dubbed as Kaspersky Lab 2015 Consumer Suite Philipine Media Launch held last September 11, 2014 at the Gandiva Cafe and Archery Range located at teh 7th Floor of One Corporate Center building in Ortigas Center, Kasperky launched the said products, and treated the members of the media to an archery experience as well as a competition to later on reward the winner of the challenge.


I Am An Artist and I Don't Work For Free


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Artist: "Here's your design."
Patron: "Why do I have to pay so much if it only took you 10 minutes to draw this?"
Artist: "Because it took 20 years of practice, for me to do this in 10 minutes."

Because doing something for free or getting tokens in exchange of our work, or some would call passion, doesn't keep a roof over our family's head, food on the table, or keep the power on.

Think about it for a second. Everything that you see, interact with, buy, wear, etc was designed by a visually creative person. From the shoe and the
swoosh on the Nikes you bought to the type logo that adorns your dentists letterhead. People seem to forget that the visual element is such an integral part of a product or service's identity. Your willing to pay for the product, why shouldn't the person that made you want to buy that product get paid for their time, talent, and effort.

There is a common misconception that art is just "fun". "Oh you just draw and paint. Isn't this something you do in your spare time for fun?" NO. This is hours of agonizing over every tiny detail to make sure it's right, that it does it's job, and meets the demands of the client. Not to mention a lifetime of practice, education, and experience.

But if someone doesn't want to pay for it, fine. Do it your damn self.

"The Wizard of Oz ", Set to Open on September 26


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As a season offering to all children, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “ The Wizard of Oz ” with script and lyrics by LUIGI NACARIO and music by EUGENE BELBIS.

The story is adapted from the popular version of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum.

The Wizard of Oz is story of a young girl named Dorothy Gale from Kansas who always imagined of beautiful things somewhere over the rainbow. One day, a cyclone came that hit her house and spinned up inside the cyclone, floated down through clouds and crashed to the beautiful and colorful land of the munchkins, the Munchkinland.

Her adventure started by following the road paved with yellow bricks to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and asked her way to Kansas. Along the way she met Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion who became her friends and went with her to also seek help from the Wizard. Their journey became so thrilling and enchanting because of the magical powers of the four witches of Oz, the Wicked Witches of East and West and the Good Witches of North - Belinda and South - Glinda. All Witches had magical things that made Dorothy’s adventure delightful, from the Silver Shoes of the Witch of the East to the broomstick of the Witch of West and from the magical kiss of Belinda to the Glinda’s revelation of the charm of the shoes. The story is about determination, love, courage, honesty and an important place like no other in the world – home.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Drastic Reincarnation by Michael Bay


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Cowabunga, dudes!!! I have a piece of Krispy Kreme donut shaped like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' head on one hand and a can of cola in the other! I'm all turtle-powered and ready to enter the Promenade cinema at Greenhills for the special blocked screening of the latest movie.

OMG!!! My TMNT are no longer what they used to be! No more charming looks because they seem to have all turned into extremely gross hunky muscular monsters in steroids. They may look "behemothly" large and physically imposing but later you'll find out they would sometimes act and talk like sissies. However, I have to keep in mind that "there have been many versions of TMNT before and there will be many after. This is just the 2014 model."

But wait! There's Megan Fox to begin with. Might as well hang on until the end of the movie. Transform and roll in to the cinema!

"The basics of the story essentially remain the same as in many incarnations. New York is under siege by criminals called the Foot Clan, under the command of a leader called the Shredder. Young, intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) stumbles upon the Foot being thwarted by mysterious vigilantes and soon discovers these vigilantes are teenagers… and mutants… and ninjas …and turtles!"

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: TGIF


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The story is all about desperation. Lyca, the main characater, was so desperate for love which made her so ignorant about reality.

The author of this story focused on emotions. Specifically, love. Lyca became so blinded of the signs due to her love for John. Considering that she is naïve, she then believed to those tarot cards which was inferred by the “signs”.

In the latter part of the story, the she then became so weak to the point that she let go. It can be inferred that she did that for love. She might have expected too much due to her desperation and lack of touch. With the quote in the beginning of the story, she might have thought that love could heal her brokenness.




You'll learn to never base your happiness on other people,  and that before you demand love, love yourself first. Not everyone you love will love you back.

Self-harm isn’t the key to problems. Try to open your problems to your friends and seek for help and guidance for God.

Here is our short story for the day. Please read on and enjoy.


The Maze Runner: Above and Beyond Our Expectations


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With a $32.5M debut, and more than $81M worldwide, the Maze Runner franchise is off to a strong start!

If you read the James Dashner book, the differences were obvious but it was a great and intense movie nonetheless. Just because a movie doesn't follow a book completely doesn't make it a bad movie. Nowhere close to flawless, the movie is still plenty entertaining thanks to a good script that realizes it's dark concept. It's actually the best movie I've seen all year!

The Maze Runner was such a GREAT movie (mostly because I got to watch Dylan O'Brien for 2 hours straight). It didn't disappoint me! Such a good film. A must see. Had me on the edge of my seat. Made me laugh and I can't wait for the second one. A sequel is obviously coming up soon. Yes! The Scorch Trials is coming up September 18, 2015.

It is like Narnia, Game of Thrones and Teenwolf smashed into one. Personally, The Maze Runner is better than Hunger Games and Divergent. It was incredible. Really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Union Station Barber Shop for Men and Women: Experience the Art of Singeing and Other Impeccable Services


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There's a new barber shop in town, right at the center of Makati's busy commercial district,that is bound to become the destination of both men and women who wants to have a day of pampering. Yes! You read it right. It's a barber shop for both sexes - and even those in between.

The barber shop takes pride in letting everyone know that they provide modern and professionalized service to all sexes and assures that everyone will be satisfied with the quality of their work.

I got to try them out personally during the grand opening of The Union Station Barber Shop which is located at the 2nd Floor of The Link just opposite the Landmark mall and right beside the Shangri-La hotel of Makati.

I was expecting just a haircut but my barber even offered an experience to be singed! Read again - the old-fashioned art of singeing involves the use of fire to burn the small itsy-bitsy fine hairs around your ears. They have a piece of stick, wrapped the ends with some cottons, pour some flammable liquid, and then let it burn! My barber then playfully whisked it near my ears just fast enough only to burn the tiny hairs around it.
You'll enjoy the sensation of warmth from the flame as the barber "combed" his fiery instrument smartly around my ears. Those fine tiny hairs were removed, leaving sleek and tidy ears. This makes you realize how many of the old ways are lost through the generations, and how The Union Station Barber Shop has brought it back to the modern world of barber shops.


 
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