Friday, November 2, 2012

Suddenly Its Magic Special Screening

I attended the Special Screening of the Philippine movie Suddenly Its Magic last August 31 at Cinema 4 of CinePlex EDSA Shangri-La Mall.

The Philippine movie stars Filipino actress Erich Gonzales and Thai actor Mario Maurer. It was supposed to start at around 11 am, but had to wait for Erich to come first and give a short introductory talk. But when the organizers realized it would be too late. they had to start the movie already without Erich.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ASI Technovation Challenge Reveals Final Eight

College students are being tapped to present proposals that will have a measurable and positive environmental impact. The selected environmental project proposals will be progressed to the development of the actual prototype, using an open source device. ASI General Manager Jefferson Plaza believes that there is an innovators in the best of us, and would like to channel this drive to finding solutions that will help build a better environment. 

The ASI Technovation Challenge is open to college undergraduate students from the same school representing the colleges of computer science, computer engineering and information technology. Participants may opt to join individually or as a team of five members, and must submit the necessary forms to qualify. The challenge comes with a huge reward for the winning team the presents the best proposal and creates a viable prototype.  The grand prize winner will win for themselves and their school, a total of P100,000 cash and I.T. products.  Four consolation prizes for the runners up – P25,000 for each team.

ASI Technovation Challenge will also give out Special Prizes like the “People’s Choice” Award and the “Most Liked” Award – an online vote for the best prototype at Facebook.

Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI), one of the country’s leading ICT solutions provider, presented the final eight teams that will compete for the right to be called true innovators in this year’s ASI Technovation Challenge: Green I.T.; officially endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education.

The final eight teams that passed through the first level of eliminations are– Team Cyber Arceri and Team The BBN Project from De La Salle University; Team ICS Eastwood Icons from Informatics; Team Red from San Beda College Mendiola;  Team A.R.C. from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta and Team SMSDR from the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta; Team Royal and Team Zed from the University of Sto. Tomas.  They came in full force during the presentation of their certificates wearing their school or team colors to signify their unity.

The eight-team finalists were selected from numerous entries by a distinguished panel of judges from media, I.T. professionals, COMDDAP and Advance Solutions Inc. representatives.   Their proposals were acknowledged to have passed strict criteria that included environmental impact, viability, creativity and originality and team dynamics.  Some are ingeniously simple, but got a lot of attention from the judges.  Their proposals range from providing energy conservation devices, water conservation and waste management devices that will now be put to the test, as each team is slated to build their own prototypes. 

All eight-team finalists are expected to bring to fruition their concepts by creating their prototype.  These prototypes will be presented at the COMDDAP Expo at the World Trade Center starting November 16 to 18, where it will be judge to determine the winning concept and final prototype.

The winning team will carry the distinction of being the first “technovators” and will take home a grand prize of P100,000 cash and I.T. products.  The first set of runners-up, composed of four teams, will each win P25,000 cash and I.T. products, while the second set of runners-up, composed of three teams, will each win P15,000 worth of I.T. products.

Present during the announcement of the eight-team finalists were the president and executive director of COMDDAP, Mr. Juan Chua and Ms. Gina Dimayuga respectively, who were supportive of the program and were equally impressed with the turn out. From Advance Solutions Inc. were Mr. Jefferson Plaza, general manager, Ms. Rowena Sanchez, vice president for Business Development and Ms. Katrina Castellano, Business Development Specialist.

Mr. Jefferson Plaza, general manager of ASI shared, “We want to train our youth today to be progressive thinkers. As one of my late college mentor Mr. Brendan Yu would tell us in class, “Never accept the given as given but rather challenge the given!” It would be nice for us to change the outlook of our youth and prepare them not to view technology as how the world’s I.T. magnate would like them to envision it. We want them to step up and dictate that this is how technology should look like, and this is how it should be used!”

The event was held at Fish and Co. where they serve one of the best meal that I've tasted.

Content Marketing Workshop

I was able to learn a lot about Content Marketing when I attended the Content Marketing Workshop last October 19, 2012. It was held at the SGV Conference Hall 3rd Floor, AIM Conference Center, Jesus Del Rosario Foundation Building, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

“Get Ystylized” Make Over Campaign Winners

Ystilo recently had a competition for their clients to get the chance of winning a free makeover from the salon more popularly known for its celebrity owner Vina Morales and her sister Sheila Magdayao-Moreno with her husband Federico Moreno. The salon’s vision is to be the leader in the salon industry by providing quality service with reasonably priced imported products and services.

Manila FAME, the Design and Lifestyle Event

Manila FAME has been a name synonymous with Philippine design. It has been the world’s gateway to the Filipino artisans unparalleled creativity through this biannual trade platform where small to medium scale entrepreneurs can showcase their products. It is one of the longest running trade shows in the Asa-Pacific and the only trade event in the Philippines approved by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Manda Centrale Just Recently Opened

Located at the Mayflower parking area somewhere at the back of EDSA Central is the newest eating hangout during the night time (open  and available to the public between 6 m to 3 am).

It offers the best choices of food, with emphasis on the word "best", that you would rarely find all in one place.

From the same people who brought you the Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City, here comes Manda Centrale!

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