Friday, November 9, 2012

Around the World in Small Plates

Lifestyle Network’s AROUND THE WORLD IN SMALL PLATES, a unique charity tasting event for the benefit of the ICanServe Foundation.

“Around the World in Small Plates” takes guests on a tour around the world through off-the-menu specials from the country’s top chefs. The channel intends to create a mouthwatering menu showcasing the different cuisines of the world while highlighting our own.

The dinner event will be held at the Rockwell Tent on November 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

For a list of participating chefs, visit:

Asia Society Photo Challenge Awarding Ceremony


The Asia Society Philippine Foundation Inc. held the awarding ceremony for the asia Society Photo Challenge last Wednesday, November 7 at the Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mega Fashion Crew 2 Takes it to the Extreme

ONE MEGA GROUP brings back MEGA FASHION CREW, the reality show that shows you what it takes to be in fashion. The reality TV show counterpart of Mega, Philippines’ best fashion magazine, takes it to the extreme this season—the stakes are higher and the challenges are tougher. The search for the best photographer, fashion stylist, make-up artist, hair stylist and model continues as MEGA FASHION CREW 2, Extreme Edition begins this November. Every episode takes each of the contestants to the limit.

Catch its premiere on November 12, 2012 at 7PM only on ETC.

Original episodes air every Monday at 7pm and replays every Sunday at 10am—only on ETC.

For the latest updates, visit Like MEGA on Facebook at <> and follow MEGA on Twitter at <>.

WWF-BPI Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts Study

World Wide Fund (WWF) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation embarked on a partnership to undertake a Business Risk Assessment and the management of Climate Change Impacts study to determine the climate change impacts on selected key cities in the country. Given the climate volatility and our lack of capacity to accurately track its sequence, the ability to be able to adapt to these changes is an essential asset. This study will also help the government institutions, businesses, schools, NGOs, and other sectors of the society to craft long term climate-appropriate initiatives ranging from skills, infrastructure and technology that will be able to meet the needs of to the present and future generations.

The study was first conducted in 2011 which focused on the cities of Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo. This year, the study taps on the cities of Cagayan De Oro, Dagupan,Laoag and Zamboanga.

On November 8, Thursday, at the Aurelio Montinola, BPI Foundation President and CEO, Randy Maranan, BPI Foundation Executive Director, Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, WWF Philippines CEO and Vice Chairman LGU Representatives (CDO, Dagupan, Laoag and Zamboanga) will present the WWF-BPI Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts Study.

SMART DevNet and DevCon present Eden Hackathon Benilde

Calling all developers! You can now register for the Eden Hackathon Benilde here !

Eden Hackathon Benilde takes place on November 16 at the De La Salle-Collage of St. Benilde. This is a one-day hackathon presented by SMART DevNet (SMART Developer Network), SMART Communications Inc.’s developer community for its technology platform, DevCon (Developer Connect) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in cooperation with its Information Systems Department, Project Management (PRJ-MGT) Section TO0B and the Association of Information Management (AIM).

Eden Hackathon Benilde focuses on the Eden PHP library created by OpenOvate ( ) which allows developers to do rapid prototyping in PHP for Internet Platforms and APIs for popular services like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Drive, Google+, PayPal and Amazon. We’re inviting PHP developers to experience the power of the Eden PHP Library and show off the what they can do!

Eden Hacakthon Benilde is open to all developers: students, teachers and professionals. This is a FREE event, no charge for admission, but registration is required. For further details, check out the hackathon’s EventBrite page.

Eden PHP Library

DLSU Hacker Cup 2012

Do you have an awesome app idea? Take DLSU's 24hr challenge this November 23.


  1. The DLSU Hacker Cup 2012 is open to the following:
    • Currently enrolled undergraduate students
    • DLSU 2012 undergraduate graduates
  2. Only registered and validated participants will be allowed to participate in the contest. Walk-ins will not be permitted to join. Registration ends on November 10, 2012. Validation will be sent through e-mail.
  3. There must be a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of four (4) members in each Team. Alumni must team up with enrolled undergraduate students when forming teams. Only one (1) alumnus will be allowed per team.


  1. Teams can either chose to implement their idea as a web application, a mobile application or both.
  2. Applications may be assembled using any mix of programming languages, application frameworks, and development tools. Participants are expected to bring the necessary tools to build their competition entry.
  3. Application must be built during the entire duration of the contest. Teams are given 24 hours (from 3pm of November 23 until 3pm of November 24) to finish their entries.
  4. Contest theme will be announced one-day before the start of the hackathon (November 22, 2012).
  5. Teams will undergo final judging by presenting their project to a panel of judges who will identify the top three winners.
  6. All decisions of judges are final. Scores will not be made public.
More information here:

DevCon Code Challenge Cup (C-Cup)

Tekkie Tekkie Muna (Wow! I seem to can't enough of all these coding challenges), DevCon has organized another event for the persistent coders and developers in us.

The Philippines is basking in an Information Technology Renaissance...

We've seen the Startup scene and IT sector hogging the headlines. Now, to support budding technopreneurs and their garage operations in discovering co-founders/new talents -- following the success of Hack2HATCH -- DevCon is hosting a CODE CHALLENGE CUP (C-CUP) on November 30, 2012 in Xavier School (Greenhills).

C-Cup aims to help spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure. It is patterned after the International Collegiate Programming Contest organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) -- the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world. Hardcore IT geeks consider this to be the “Olympics of Computer Programming.”

C-Cup is a rigid algorithm programming competition mixed with the dexterity of a hackathon. It is a 6-hour competition where teams of 3 programmers each will be asked to solve 10 problems using a myriad of languages of their preference, in the comforts of their trusted computer workstations:
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • VB.NET
The team with the most number of problems solved with the shortest total time wins. The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved including a penalty of 20 minutes for every rejected run for the problem. Victorious teams will receive medals and trophies, with a cash prize of P15,000 (as of this writing) given to the overall champion. Besides the battle of IT professionals, there are also categories for high school and college students.

Individual contest shirts plus free-flowing refreshments and grub will keep the participants company, while they pour their hearts out on six hours of coding, analysis and troubleshooting.


Rate per Team ProfessionalHigh School Grade SchoolDeadline

Early BirdP500 P360P360 11/16/12

RegularP800 P500P500 11/23/12

Walk-in*P1200 P800P800 11/30/12

*Subject to availability of slots. We will only accommodate 20 teams per category.

C-Cup hopes to help pump prime analytic thinking in today’s youth to mold them into engineers who can become world-class entrepreneurs via DevCon’s Engineer-to-Entrepreneur (E2E) vision.

C-Cup is co-presented by Globe Labs, Accenture and Ideaspace. Smart DevNet is a Platinum Sponsor while is a Titanium Sponsor. Media and Community Partners include WebGeek PH, Orange & Bronze and Mozilla Philippines.

For clarifications/other matters or to register, send an email to with the subject "C-Cup."

Developers Connect Philippines, Inc. (DevCon)is a non-stock, non-profit organization which aims to promote the "IT Pinoy Talent" by providing a unique venue for educators and students, professionals and enthusiasts to Sync, Support and Succeed. The organization was incorporated in 2009, and is principally supported by Silicon Valley veteran and Filipino-Chinese serial entrepreneur Winston Damarillo. Some of its activities include Campus Roadshows, Lightning Talks, Birds of a Feather, Hackathons, Geekups and Code Camps. Learn more about DevCon by going to its official site, Facebook page or Twitter.

Conectados Photography Exhibition

November 9-25
Ayala Museum Ground Floor Gallery
Photography exhibition featuring 29 local, Spanish and Mexican artists
November 8-12, 6-11 pm
Ayala Museum, Glorietta 5, Greenbelt Fashion Walk, The Link, Tower One & Exchange Plaza Arch
Public video projection of exhibition photos on the facades of five primary locations in the Makati CBD
November 8, 6:30 pm
Launch at Ayala Museum
With live performance on Ayala Museum granite facade by visiting laser graffiti artist, Suso33 (Spain)

Asia Off The Streets Food Festival

Wazzup Pilipinas!

See you at the Asia Off the Streets Food Festival this coming Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10 (7pm-10pm). Bring your family and friends to our first Asian Food Festival.

Taste dishes from different Asian countries and get a chance to win raffle prizes including 2 round trip tickets to Hanoi, Vietnam from Cebu Pacific Air!

Digital Marketing Workshop

On November 17, 2012 from 1-6pm at the 3 floor of A. Venue Mall, Makati Ave. a digital marketing workshop will happen. It has been a year since the blog has started, The Teacher Is Blogging, it grows as a venue where people can find more interesting analysis of every day events. You may say that it is a celebration, indeed the engagements will be very exciting as prizes will be given away by various sponsors. Best of all, for a very reasonable fee of PHP1,000.00 already includes a good set of snacks as provided by Chef Vonn Events and Catering Services. This event is also sponsored by BigShift Creative Centrale, one of the new favorite hang-outs in Makati City.

Netizens' Choice Awards : My Vote for Most Favorite TV Station

Starmometer, Showbiznest and LionhearTV launches the first-ever NETIZENS' CHOICE AWARDS, with the aim of recognizing the hard work and excellence of celebrities and their achievements over the last year voted by netizens (anyone or everyone on the internet).

Bloggers’ Choice for the Favorite Television Station:

Bloggers can also vote for their favorite TV station. We get to choose which among the TV channels deserve to win as the Bloggers' Choice!

Spread the iZone-iHUB Virus!

Tekkie Tekkie Muna (I would like to hang-out first at my favorite "tambayan" at makipag-umpugan ng ulo sa mga kapwa ko geeks at nerds of the IT industry), did you know there's now a place where we can converge and join forces to help save the world by our innovative ideas and bright minds?

Come and visit iZone-iHUB—the first open forum location in the country!

With its official launch on Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm.

iZone-iHUB Center is a place that caters to an online community, where Pinoy techies and innovative individuals can:
•             converge ideas
•             solidify a collaboration among techies, innovators, and IT geeks
•             create vast networks and come up with plans and proposals on IT advancements
•             host events and seminars that will prepare collaborators to be better entrepreneurs, netpreneurs, technopreneurs, and innovators

Get unlimited access to:
•             FREE Internet
•             FREE Coffee
•             ALL iZone-iHUB Facilities

iZone-iHUB Center is a fun and free place for you to explore and experience.

Mission: Spread the iZone-iHUB virus to the Philippines.

iZone-iHUB Center is a place where you can meet a lot of people who talk about technology, invention, innovation, and business ventures.

A Fun and Free space for everyone to experience and share.

This will be the first of its kind in the Philippines, which is considered to be one of the top countries for technology and innovation.

Our door is open to everyone! Be part of the iHUB trend!


INNOVATE - When we converge, we learn something new.
ILLUSTRATE - We fuse with others at iHub to exhibit what we know, what we can learn and what we can share.
IMAGINE - Imagine the endless possibilities what you can learn, who you can connect with.
IMMERSE – Immerse people to connect, be equipped with what they need and the knowledge to discover . We empower you as an individual.


You can have a haven where similar people like yourself can communicate and talk about technology and innovation.

Free coffee and ice tea once you are using the iHUB Center.

No membership required to use our facilities.

Fun and secure environment for you.

We can also be investors for ideas that you can share with us.

iZone-iHUB is a trend that cannot be stopped! Spread the iHUB Virus NOW!

We are located at Unit No.12 A ( Penthouse )  Agustin 1 Building, No. 28 F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Business Center Pasig City 1605

The iZone-iHUB : Where Pinoy Techies Converge Ideas!

iZone-iHUB Center is an online community that provides Pinoy techies and innovative individuals a room for collaboration. It aims to encourage knowledge sharing among those who have the passion for Information Technology. It is a safe and secure environment that offers everyone (including students) a free and unlimited access to the internet and free coffee to encourage the free flowing of ideas. It functions as a technology research center for business development. It also provides collaborators a place to host events and seminars that can prepare and mold them to become better entrepreneurs, netpreneurs, technopreneurs, and innovators.

Swensen's Philippines Five New Delectable Sundaes

Wazzup Pilipinas!

I will be tasting Swensen's Icream and Sundaes' five new delectable sundaes soon! Watch for my review here and at

I will be visiting the Eastwood Mall, Libis branch within the week to try out the five new flavors for the Christmas season : Mango Sensation, Mango Breeze Boat, Sticky Rice with Mango, Mango on-the-go, and mango Hurricane.

Whoah! That's a lot of Mango flavors!

10 Bottles of PuroMakapuno : The Best Makapuno There Is

10 Bottles of Makapuno - PuroMakapuno from PhilHybrid!

Being true to their word, PhilHybrid gave me 10 500 grams bottles of their yummy makapuno or glutinous coconut meat. Truly 100% pure! Makapuno, water and sugar only!

Immediately consumed two bottles that night because my kids really loved them on sandwiches (tasty bread, "monay" or "pandesal")or just by itself!

It Takes a Man and a Woman

Guess which movie setting this is...stars JLC and SG. 

Yes! I'm talking about John lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo for their third movie It Takes a Man and a Woman.

First was A Very Special Love , then You Changed My Life, now there's this third one: It Takes a Man and a Woman

Got some scoop on where they are shooting for their FlipPage Publishing House office set.

Asian Unity in Diversity

Asia is home to a plethora of customs and traditions that have shaped its unique and distinct identity. A melting pot of cultures, Asia is known for its historical heritage and rich diversity.

This year, Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc. together with Shangri-La Plaza, AirAsia, Inc., Metrobank and Smart Infinity Business group have invited photographers nationwide to creatively express the unity in Asia’s multi-cultural diversity.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Asus Incredible Launch

Asus launched its Windows 8 compatible devices today, November 6, 2012, to the media people at the R Space venue in Makati at around noon. The event was dubbed as In Search of Incredible!

We were really impressed with the specs and price with the lowest being Php 20, 995, though a couple of them maybe too pricey for many consumers but still fairly priced if compared with the competitors.

The Asus Incredible Launch

Tekkie Tekkie Muna (this seems like an ordinary launch, but hey they did say they wanted to focus on the products rather than celebrities and fireworks), the brands are now revealing to the public their new devices after the October 30 launch of Windows 8.

Asus launched its Windows 8 compatible devices today, November 6, 2012, to the media people at the R Space venue in Makati at around noon.

We were really impressed with the specs and price with the lowest being Php 20, 995, though a couple of them maybe too pricey for many consumers but still fairly priced if compared with the competitors.

A few officials from the respective concerned parties like Asus and Microsoft were there to grace the event and speak their words of wisdom, and encouraged everyone to try out the new devices first hand. I especially loved the VivoTab series laptop convertible to tablet devices, as well as the Taichi model which has display capability even at the top lid.

I will update this blog once I get their complete and accurate names. I just wanted to be among the first to share with your the event.

 The perks of attending events - get to see pretty ladies wearing the most sexy outfits.

 It was really an incredible bells and whistles or fireworks like other launches...They simply concentrated on the power and reasonable price of their products to attract our attention.

 Registration area where media and bloggers signed up

Our very charming host for that day...Made me smile a lot during the launch. Her beauty was strikingly hot! Later I heard that her name was Thistle Guevarra, model and reporter, among many others.

 We were led straight to another room where they finally showed us the new devices supporting the new Windows 8 operating system

 Which is more beautiful? the laptop or the model?

 They gave away one VivoTab to a lucky raffle winner....Wow! See that she's preggie...must be really lucky to be carrying a child.

That's the techie guy of Asus conducting a demo of the new Asus devices for the media inquiries
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