Saturday, December 14, 2013

Flow Surf Yoga Samba Boho Beach Retreat

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Announcing the Flow Surf Yoga Samba's last retreat of the year!

The Flow Boho Beach Retreat, December 27-29 at Flotsam and Jetsam Art Hostel!

Hang out and flow with the Flow team at La Union! Surf, yoga, samba, art and green smoothies. Bringing you another weekend of flow fun before the year ends!

Dance with the ocean, nourish your soul, move to the beat of the drums, get creative, sip on healthy green shakes and juices… spend your holidays with us, go with the Flow!

Learn to surf this holiday season with pro surfer @lukelandriga. Sea you there!!!

Trending Thoughts in my Head You Won't Hear Me Talk About

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An idle mind is the Devil's workshop. Too much time in your hands may lead to either productive or sinful acts. From thoughts to words and actions is an easy step especially when tempting resources are lying all around. Thus the mind may initiate a dangerous undertaking that you'll only worry about your safety after you have either accomplished it already with flying colors or messed it up so badly.

Though its been around for ages, the saying still usually pertains to the possibilities of sinning when you have all the time in the world. It has a negative connotation, and is usually a reminder to those who might get tempted to go against what's morally upright.

I was able to come up with twenty five so far. No doubt its a long read but do tell me if any of the thoughts in my list are similar or somewhat near to what you're thinking.

Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 Held at SMX MOA

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The recently concluded Baby & Family Expo Philipines 2013 warmly welcomed expecting couples, parents, children and families last December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Hall 1 Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Themed as “Welcoming Life, Love and Care” the expo was dedicated to nurture family development and child care as it covered the stages of family growth from maternity, newborns, toddlers and early childhood.

Organized by MediaCom Solutions, Inc, co-presented by Cordlife Medical Philippines, sponsored by Picar Development, Inc., Ever Bilena, Unilab, Johnson’s Baby, Esquire Financing and Mazda Philippines, the Baby & Family Expo Philippines was officially launched last Friday, December 6, 2013.

The opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by prominent personalities that supported the expo’s advocacy like ANC’s On the Money host and The Master’s Academy Homeschool President, Edric Mendoza, Azkal’s coach and father of two, Michael Weiss, beauty queen turned actress, Maria Isabel Lopez, singer comedian and Youtube sensation Mikey Bustos, Cordlife Medical Philippines’ brand manager, Sheryl Nepomuceno, Medela Moms’ co-founder Beng Feliciano and many more.

Andi Eigenmann is on the Cover of Rogue Magazine December 2013 Issue

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Would you agree with me when I say this has got to be the "weakest" cover of Rogue Magazine for 2013?

Don't get me wrong. I love Andi Eigenmann, but the fact that this happens to be the year end issue, one could have hoped that it will end with a blast - a cover that will try to be toppled off by next year's cover.

But it seems like I may be asking for too much, or I'm just not aware of the "international" standards of sleek and sexy super model posing. I'm probably just way less smart and over nit-picky.

The cover shows a beautiful face but sort of a deformed weak and frail body. "Bakit parang kuba?" one may ask.

Spanking Bad Apples in the Blogging Basket

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'Tis the season for Miley Cyrus to twerk Santa Claus and for everyone else to feel free to change their profile photos with the "unselfie", otherwise a certain Annebisyosa we can hide by the name of Anne Curtis might slap you and buy you, your friends, and Facebook too. 

We normally rave or rant about movies like the Friday the 13th franchise, celebrities like Khloe Kardashian or Evangeline Lilly, politicos like Kim Jong Un or Barack Obama, and even as low as cursing irresponsible concert goers with a resounding "Puñeta!", but this time, as a convenience for Santa (we're applying as his helpful little elves), let's criticize bloggers who have been naughty and definitely not nice.

Their patay-gutom, token-loving, freeloading, sponsorship stealing, low readership, bad photograph, and pathetic grammar "blogs" days are numbered (but I think we are terribly outnumbered). Count on it. We're sick of a few rotten apples spoiling the collective reputation of a community of decent, committed, passionate bloggers whose sole intention is to simply share our honest experience with our readers.

The word's gone out. The evidence, recorded. Good riddance to their online stink bombs~ "Don't let the door hit you on your way out!"

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines Serves Over 116,000 Yolanda Survivors

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Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, has now served over 116,000 survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in its continued relief and rehabilitation efforts, medical missions, trauma counseling and listening ministry.

Partnering with different local and international organizations, Operation Blessing has successfully reached survivors in the remotest areas severely battered by Yolanda.

“In Samar, we have partnered with the La Salle group of medical practitioners composed of 12 doctors and eight nurses and together we did a medical mission in several remote villages. We have also complemented the efforts of the Israeli team which is doing its medical mission in Tacloban. We have also partnered with the DSWD in providing counseling sessions to the survivors as they struggle with their difficult situations. Our partner churches in Manila help us out in sorting used clothes for efficient distribution to the typhoon survivors,” said Dr. Kim Pascual, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Operation Blessing.

My Little Bossings: The Ryzza Mae and Bimby Magical Appeal

Wazzup Pilipinas!Bloggers were invited last night at the My Little Bossings Bloggers' Night press conference held at Annabel's Restaurant located in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. This is my first time to attend the presscon done for the second time to highlight the offering of Vic Sotto's entry to the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). They said there was also a presscon intended for the members of the tri-media (print, TV and radio) held a few days earlier.

It seems the blogging community has grown big, and several companies has recognized the significance and influence of bloggers that they organized a separate one for us. Though the line between the tri-media and the new media has grown so very thin, and many are contemplating that everything will eventually go online and with a few still on-air, the only media threatened is print.

Bloggers now gather to help disseminate and promote the Ryzza Mae Dizon and James Bimby Aquino-Yap movie. Yeah!, whether you agree or not, we can say they are the real stars of the movie, and with the adult stars as their supporting actors.

Wagas ang Bigayan sa CHRISTmas: The 700 Club Asia Levels Up the Spirit of Giving

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Fresh from its AnakTV seal award, The 700 Club Asia rallies Filipinos to level up their spirit of giving in “Wagas ang Bigayan sa CHRISTmas,” a series special live episodes on December 16-20, at 11:00 p.m. over GMA News TV.

The TV special hopes to raise more funds to be able to help more people through the CBN Asia Family of Ministries (CBN Asia Media that produces The 700 Club Asia and the top-rating Superbook, Operation Blessing, Asian Center for Mission and The Prayer Center).

“Many of our kababayans are still clamoring for our help and support. In this season of giving, we pray that God touches the heart of people so that they will be cheerful givers to their fellowmen who are needing help and hope.

Deities of Philippine Mythology

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The deities of Philippine mythology are the gods, goddesses and diwatas worshiped by ancient Filipinos before the Christianization of the natives after the Spanish conquest of the Philippines. W

hile not as widely known as its European and Asian counterparts, they have similar elements and characteristics when compared to other mythologies.

Ancient Philippine mythology varies among the many indigenous tribes of the Philippines. During the pre-Spanish era, some tribes believed in a single supreme being who created the world and everything in it, along with lesser deities. 

Others chose to worship a multitude of trees as an act of animism. Below are some of the gods and goddesses of the various ancient Philippine tribes:

Today X Future Presents: Bluetown Syndicate Live in Manila!

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From the hills of Hollywood to the streets of Cubao, gear up for one of the best Soul/Hiphop/RNB nights you've ever had with..

Bluetown Syndicate Live in Manila!
featuring Dianne Franc and TH8A (LA). Also stars Similar Objects x August Wahh, Brad Lee, and Kill Your Boyfriend.

Blue Town Syndicate (BTS) is an independent music production and publishing house founded by TH8A aka Joe Fabio along with other BTS artists- Neil Kogan and Karthnik Suresh in the summer of 2009; located in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles California.

It houses pure talents when it comes to singing, songwriting, performing and producing music with quality. It is where a group of artists collaborates for the sake of art and the natural expression of it. All music is produced, mixed and mastered by Joe Fabio who also is an in-house producer for SkeeTV.

Its main goal is to produce only quality music for the world to listen to. Its current roster of artists would prove its listeners how serious the production is when it comes to this goal. Having said that, it definitely also wants to educate and awaken the public on the current things that’s really happening in this generation through the music that they release. A real advocate of freedom of expression by means of sounds and frequencies blended with words and melodies, and that is something that you should remember about this production. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bangon Tours to Help Recover the Philippines

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Let's support our recovery through the Tourism Industry.

The Philippines Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) have partnered to create the Bangon Tours Project, an initiative aimed at boosting domestic tourism.

The new tourism project will assist with the government’s recovery and rebuilding efforts for the victims and survivors of the recent Typhoon Haiyan disaster.

The Philippines’ private sector has been encouraged to voluntarily share a percentage of their net income derived from the Bangon Tours, to help fund local foundations and charitable institutions.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Horticulture Philippines 2014

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Philippine Horticulture Society in partnership with Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City Government will present Horticulture 2014 .

This is the biggest garden show for 2014. There will be landscaping competition, plant competition , lectures, demonstration, raffles , tour, plant and agriculture bazaars

Special opening will be held on January 23, 2013 for invited guests, vips, members and media.

A 2-day conference will be held from January 24 to 25, 2014 at the Bureau of Soils, Visayas Avenue , Quezon City . Post Conference Tour will be held on January 26, 2014.

For details: Call 377-0234, SMS 0916-229-92-73, 0917-56354-74 PHS Secretariat

Generic Mamaw : Last Na To! at Route 196

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It is now the time to end so better be there or you will miss the greatest gig for 2013 featuring TARSIUS, FLYING IPIS, CONSCIOUS & THE GOODNESS, JEFFREY ZULUETA, EXPERIENCE, BULLET DUMAS, & MORE SURPRISE BANDS!

See you all for the last time at Route 196 Bar, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

The show starts at  9 pm

Genericmamaw Productions would like to thank all who have participated, supported this eventfull music scene we have here in the Philippines. To all the bands, sponsors, people & fans, we are forever grateful for your participation this whole year to make all our events possible!

Maraming maraming maraming salamat!

Free Virtual Staff Entrepreneur Program

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To join this 14-part webinar / online learning series, sign-up at

This is a gift to support freelancer aspiration of those we have met in various locations all over the country. Thank you Club members, Elance Philippines and Online Jobs University for supporting this initiative.

This 14 webinar session training program was inspired by our participation in the Next Wave Cities ICT Roadshow where we realized a lot of basic skills are necessary to support or pursue e-commerce and start-up entrepreneurship aspirations.

It will be conducted by Genesis Reonico of Online Jobs University, Ron Cirujano of Elance, and Janette Toral.

This free training program will be on the following schedule. Just sign-up on the links below to join. Videos and handouts will also be posted online for reference of those who joined.

BLTXIV: A New Beginning

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The fourth annual Better Living Through Xeroxography Small Press Expo and BLTX TALX II: Alternative Distribution Systems.

December 14, 2013 / Saturday / 2PM to 5PM / at the Lopez Library

Being an informal discussion on efforts to establish distribution systems alternative to the mainstream channels of bookstore red tape and monopolies!

Featured speakers are Mina Esguerra of Bright Girl Books, Wina Puangco of Moar Books, Kenneth Yu of By Implication, Honey de Peralta of Flipside Publishing, and Nida Ramirez of Visprint!

12/14/13 / 9AM to 5PM / at the Lopez Museum / free to the public

LRT-MRT Fare Hike to Bring Better Train Services and Allow More Projects Outside Metro Manila

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), and Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) today presented a proposal to increase fares for the LRT and MRT lines, at the one-time public consultation conducted at the LRT-2 Depot in Santolan, Pasig City.

As a background to the proposal, the transport agencies explained that the LRTA and the MRT-3 are both operating at a loss, requiring the national government to subsidize much of their expenses. These include daily operating expenses such as overhead, power supply, and salaries. They also include costs for repairs and replacement of train and rail parts, and for the payment of existing debts.

Based on their 2012 financial records, the LRTA had a deficit of P 4.704 Billion, while MRT-3’s deficit was at P 7.250 Billion.

The average cost per passenger for LRT 1 and 2 was at P 34.74. 59% of this, or P 20.46, was shouldered by the government, and only 41%, or P 14.28, was actually paid by the commuter. In the case of MRT 3, the average cost per passenger was P 53.96. 77% or P41.46 was subsidized by government, while only 23% or P12.40 was paid by the passenger.

Mactan-Cebu International Airport Project Next - DOTC

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Following the Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) successful auction of the common ticketing system for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) lines yesterday, the transport agency has scheduled the opening of financial proposals for the first airport Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project on Thursday, 12 December 2013.

Like the Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) bid, the tendering process for the P 17.5 Billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Project has been fast-tracked by the transport agency to speed up the government’s infrastructure program.

“We are expediting work on our PPPs. Especially now that we are re-bidding the LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension (LRT-1 Cavex) project and preparing to bid out the Integrated Transport System (ITS) project later this month,” said DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Special Blocked Screening

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Getting five movie tickets to the Special Blocked Screening of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was not the only thing spectacular. It was also having your blog logo printed prominently on the movie ticket itself. Being an online media partner of the event truly has its perks and privileges, and Wazzup Pilipinas, along with its team of bloggers, are enjoying every single one of them.

Though the three hour lengthy movie was reward enough especially for us fans of the The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movie franchise, the mention of our blog name among the moviegoers was also an awesome recognition that make us truly proud to be partly responsible in promoting the event.

Our readers who learned about the special blocked screening through our blogs are obviously glad they were among the first to watch such a grand blockbuster.

Mikey Bustos in Balikbayan Box (Pinoy Wrecking Ball Parody)

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"Whether it be coming from Canada, USA, Dubai, Europe, Australia, other Asian countries, or elsewhere, we Filipinos love to receive a Balikbayan Box from our loved ones abroad!"
If this doesn't put you into tears because of laughing out loud uncontrollably, then you must be a zombie.

Mikey Bustos is at it again with another humorous video based from Miley Cyrus's controversial Wrecking Ball MTV.

Incidentally MTV recognized the formerly wholesome teenage pop star gone whoresome with the Artist of the Year award. Now, that's an accomplishment that was probably due to her no holds barred video that shocked the whole world.

Mikey Bustos is not going to let himself be left behind with another sure hit video that shows what he does best: poking fun on Filipino idiosyncrasies.

The Lakeshore: My Dream Island Wedding Plans

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From our first meeting one special night at Makati's newest hotel-like serviced residence they call One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, I knew the wedding would be very special.

I met with Miss Rhoda and Miss Mimi a few weeks ago and was told that they organized a surprise wedding proposal for their children.  I was so excited to be part of this momentous event between two lovers so I didn't hesitate to jump in headfirst and let my camera take shots while I witness what seems like a fairy tale story done in real life.

The proposal was something out of a romantic movie or maybe from out of our favorite tele-serye. What was so real that night was the excitement that surrounded the venue. Everyone wanted the best for the couple.

The organizers also told me that they were gearing up to have the wedding sometime in April – less than six months away. They had their grand vision and plans to make it truly special. Now, after a few weeks, I received a call inviting me to once again continue my coverage of a fabulous bonding taken into insurmountable heights.

It was off to The Lakeshore, that prime real-estate haven located in Mexico, Pampanga - to plan for a dream island wedding that is soon to unfold and make our hearts beat as one with the couple.

Filipinos Reign High Among Beauty Competitions

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Almost every girl dreamed to be a beauty queen someday. Girls were likely done everything just to achieve a pretty but simple look. ‘Beauty queen’ is not just having a pretty face it includes traits, talents and intelligence. If you possessed all of that, you’re worthy to be called a ‘beauty queen.’

Last August 18, 2013, the Miss World coronation night was held at Indonesia. There are 127 contestants who competed for the said title. And proudly to say, Miss Philippines, Megan Young got the crown last. This is the first time, our country Philippines got the title since 1951.

During the preliminaries, she gave her best to win some awards; she won the ‘Top Model’ award, placed fourth in the ‘Multimedia Contest’ and fifth in the ‘Beach Beauty’ contest. She also received the title, ‘Miss World Asia’ the highest rank among Asian countries.

As the new Miss World, she has to travel around the world to visit and have a charity work there.

MetisEtrade’s Happy Trading Hours Has a New Champion for November

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MetisEtrade held the Happy Trading Hours November Finals at their head office in Fort Bonifacio Global City. The new defending top trader was announced to be Gabriel Vergara (14.8% gains), dethroning Robert Escano who was the monthly champion in October.

Happy Trading Hours is a weekly financial event conceptualized to cater for trading enthusiasts. HTH happens every Friday, during the hours when the financial market moves the most. This infotainment (information with entertainment) is a combination of a seminar and a demo competition - to educate the basics of volatile fx trading.

The 12 teams that participated can only trade Gold, Oil, EURUSD, and SPX500 where each member of the team can trade at least 3 times with only one instrument out of the four. Ryan Basa’s team (14.9% gains) was disqualified from winning the title due to a minor mistake in trading SPX.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

United in Laughter: Breaking the Highly Miscontrued Stand-Up Comedy Barrier

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The Cinema 5 of Greenbelt 3 was a venue to a stand-up comedy revolution.

Indeed, with an almost full house, United in Laughter was undoubtedly phenomenal. Though the cinema is just a 200 seating capacity, it is quite incredible that Comedy Manila, the organizers of the event, were able to attract quite a number of guests that were close to a standing room.

I thought I was not able to get a seat because I came in late, but I was glad there were a few seats left somewhere at the 4th row. The amazing thing was that most of the people inside the cinema were young lads not above 30. It seems the youth has finally gained an interest to this brand of comedy that seems to catch the attention more of our older generation.

With six comedians sharing the spotlight (literally), I have to admit it was supposed to be kinda easy. The variety will not bore the audience. Instead of listening to just one comic in an hour of humorous stories, the audience were treated with six witty personalities of different nationalities.

One Fighting Championship Signs Undefeated Welterweight King Ben Askren

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One Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has capped off the year with a series of high-profile signings, highlighted by the acquisition of undefeated Welterweight kingpin Ben Askren. He joins a list of top mixed martial artists like Dae Hwan Kim, Chris Lokteff, Harris Sarmiento and Aung La Nsang, to recently agree to exclusive contracts.

Ben Askren is a legend in collegiate wrestling with four All-American awards. He finished his wrestling career at the University of Missouri with a record of 153-8. 91 of those victories came by way of pins, which are third most in NCAA Division I history. He also wrestled in the US Olympics team in 2008 before transitioning to mixed martial arts. Since his debut in 2009, he has won twelve bouts in a row in dominating fashion, winning multiple championships and earning a spot as one of the best Welterweights in the world.

A veteran of the MMA scene in South Korea, Dae Hwan Kim will compete on Asia's largest stage for the first time. The 26 year-old is still undefeated in his mixed martial arts career with eight wins on his record. Kim has fluid boxing and an aggressive fighting style that has served him well. Kim is looking to make waves in ONE FC and with the Bantamweight division arguably the most loaded with talent; it will be interesting to see how Kim compares to fellow contenders Kevin Belingon, Soo Chul Kim and Maskatsu Ueda. He made a successful ONE FC debut, submitting Australian submission grappler Thanh Vu in an exciting contest that displayed Kim’s exciting fighting style.

100 Life Lessons for Success: Book Review While on Staycation

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Michael "Myke" Celis is an advertising executive cum blogger turned book author with the release of his book entitled 100 Life Lessons for Success. The content of the book were from his regular Facebook shout-outs and apparently some people found it amusing and worthy enough to be reproduced in book format.

My first impression is that it will be just another thought of the day or a shorter version of "Soup for the Soul" as the contents may just be some rewording of ordinary and common thoughts rephrased and restructured to look spanking brand new.

But who gives a damn about original or copy-pasted thoughts as long as it helps inspire people and we get to share our thoughts regardless if its dirty or wholesome.

It is an extreme honor to be able to publish a book, and quite a tedious task to get others to buy and read it especially if you are no famous celebrity who has an already established name (or a ghost writer that's really good).

Braven 440 HD Wireless Speakers : Hardware Review While Watching "The Tomorrow People"

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The Tomorrow People works on the premise that there's a possibility for some humans to evolve into a generation with special powers. Those powers they call the three Ts - teleportation, telekinesis and telepathy. But as the TV series reveals, some may even have the power to do a fourth T - time travel.

With the advancement of technology where we can send voice and data over the Internet, and where social media has kept us connected with our loved ones, and now there's technology where music or sound can be sent via wireless, I guess powers like that can be reproduced using technology.

If ever we get to the point of manifesting superhuman abilities, it will surely be a blast!

Speaking of blasts, what makes it more interesting to watch great sci-fi TV series is the presence of multimedia speakers that allow us to experience realism in our video watching. The sounds coming from blasts like explosions and sudden car stops and crashes are better appreciated if they could be clearly heard and identified.

I got my hands on the Braven 440 HD Wireless speakers to use while watching The Tomorrow People and it was a great experience to be able to hear crisp and clear sounds from the show.

Washed Away and Looted, The Body Shop Still Shares

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Their branch in Tacloban was completely wiped out by super typhoon Yolanda and their stocks and cash register looted in the aftermath of the world’s strongest typhoon in recent history.

But that did not stop global beauty brand The Body Shop from doing its own share in helping out the survivors of this tragedy.

“The Body Shop Philippines and our sister company Marithe Francois Gerbaud lost nearly P10 million in the floods and the looting that followed. Still, our customers, our employees and the company as a whole believe that we could still help those who are in desperate need for aid. And that’s when we came up with the idea of putting donation boxes in our shops,” explained Joanie Gajes, marketing officer of The Body Shop Philippines.

The House of Cuppy Keyks and their Awesome Treats for the Holidays

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I received a special treat when I got home from a whole day of event hopping since December has kept me busy with lots of invites from different brands.

They were all cute and colorful making them perfect for the holidays!

I first learned about them during the Halloween season because of their creatively designed cupcakes especially the ones with green themed designs containing the usual Halloween images. So I was deeply glad when they sent me a tweet asking me to try their adorable cupcakes. I immediately replied and accepted their invitation.

However, due to some personal emergencies, we had to postpone the delivery of the cupcakes to another time. ...and so it's nearing Christmas already that is why they opted sending in Christmas-themed "Cuppy Keyks!

Men are from QC, Women are from Alabang Book Launch : The "Suplado" Master Strikes Again!

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So he claims he has it all figured out. Yeah, maybe it's true.With the stunning babes all wanting a piece of him (as what the photo posted above this article seems to represent ), Stanley Chi probably knows the secrets to how to catch the attention of the opposite sex.

No wonder the book signing of his latest book "Men are from QC, Women are from Alabang" were flocked by a number of great looking babes.

The guy hasn't lost his touch. Subtle yet alarming jokes that are not appropriate for the kids but tolerable for the adults. Well, we like to think its harmless for us, but in reality, we get really horny when he talks about how to please the women.

In real life, Stanley has caught a very desirable fish in the sea with his lovely partner that we can hide under the name of Steph. You see! Both of their names starts with the letter S - the same letter that starts my favorite three letter word.

Ready...Gizmo...Go! : Top Celebrities to Join Superbook Fun Run

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Run side by side with your favorite celebrities and get a chance to meet and greet Gizmo in the first-ever Superbook Fun Run, “READY…GIZMO…GO!” on Saturday, December 14, 4:30 a.m. at the 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City (beside Mercato).

Superbook Agents and Kapuso stars Sheena Halili, Bettinna Carlos with daughter Gummy and Benjamin Alves plus popular ventriloquist Ruther Urquia of Pilipinas Got Talent fame will join families and friends who have eagerly registered for the Superbook fun run for the benefit of the CBN Asia Family of Ministries which includes Operation Blessing, CBN Asia Prayer Center, the Asian Center for Missions and CBN Asia Media (The 700 Club Asia, Superbook and Tanikala).

Get Rich from the Financial Market: Afterthoughts and Realizations

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Are we playing the right game?

I guess that question should be asked every time we make decisions and not only for those that involve our life savings. However, we were told to only invest on money that we are willing to lose. This means we should only take the risk if it involves money that is not critical to our everyday life.

We often become very generous after pay day because we spend our money without considering how we can make the most out of it. Our bonuses or extra month pays quickly disappear right before our eyes and go immediately to the cash registers of shopping malls where we bought branded shirts and jeans, a new watch or jewelry, or the latest model of a smartphone brand.

"Win as much as you can" should have been the game we should be playing but we get lost and confused because we follow the norm and traditional way of going through life. Even though we've heard so much sayings like "think outside the box", we seem to never learn.

Thank you to the duo of Amar Chandnani and Shyan Lim of Money Expo for teaching us a lot of enriching information on how we should manage our money during the Wazzup Pilipinas Get Rich from the Financial Market.

Romualdez Versus Roxas : The Bickering Never Stops

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"Mar (Roxas) never denied saying “You are a Romualdez and the President is an Aquino”. In fact here is the transcript of that part of the meeting : “You have to understand, we are talking very straight here. You have to understand, you are a Romualdez and the President is an Aquino. He is being very careful in just taking over because he does not want anything to be misconstrued.”

This is how I understand it : Because of the family histories of the Aquinos and the Romualdezes, the national government must be CAREFUL and SENSITIVE in “taking over” (i.e. sending an overwhelming number of military and PNP personnel etc.). If the national government just did so, the LGU and others can misconstrue what is happening and say Pnoy and his government are power hungry and just want to retaliate and grab power, given what happened in the past. It is in this context that a letter was requested from the City of Tacloban. The NG wanted the LGU to put in writing/ to formalize that they were agreeable to the efforts and entry of the NG in their city. And precisely, it was to avoid this issue happening today. Notwithstanding, this letter or non-letter did not stop the NG from helping/ moving/ acting. Regarding the video – watch it and be discerning. Listen carefully, and check out who originally posted it." - Ana Ojeda
Misconstrued? Even in the most immense disaster, Pnoy was still worried of being misconstrued at the expense of helping the people of Tacloban? Sorry but let me have this opinion as I am entitled to but this just makes me more sick. I hope if another calamity like this happens to us, the president of our people and the national government will not think twice in sending an overwhelming kind of help just because they are afraid of being misconstrued. Sorry, just had to say something here. - Ian Hermosa

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hard Rock Coper at the PCSHS

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On December 17 & 18, 2013, Pasig City Science High School will hold its annual Seniors Business Fair. We are here today to advertise our business named Hard Rock Coper. We come from different walks of life but we are gathered as IV-Copernicus under the supervision of Mrs. Wilma Q. Del Rosario.

Our business resembles a diner and we serve the meanest, the leanest, the meatiest and the most delectable burger that you will ever come across! With products like Burger ni Edgar, CheesyWorms, Kamikachix, Red Hotdog Apparatus, Pepe Steak, Chixser, Siomai Sanctuary, Fries Tag, Friescis M, Elvis Friesly, Owl CiTea and PunchCola, you are sure to be satisfied! 

These wonderful products also come with free delivery service, free WiFi and unlimited hospitality from the students. We also offer barkada packages (with discounts, of course!) if you want to make sure you and your friends are undeniably full!

One New Change: Philippines Money Expo 2014

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Everyone uses money. We all want it.  If you don't know what money is, you are not a human.  Before we start, let’s define money. What is money? Money is a good that acts as a medium of exchange in transactions.

Money is all around us but money is not that easy to earn, most especially when you are young and you don’t have your own job. But this seminar or also known as an opportunity was opened a new door for young people, like me to open their minds to an investments, Trading Stocks, Forex, Commodities and ETFs. 

Justin Bieber in Tacloban for Yolanda Survivors

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"Pop megastar Justin Bieber performs for evacuees in typhoon-hit Tacloban. Photo was taken by Geron Ponferada, ABS-CBN Tacloban
Justin Bieber sang to and played basketball with young survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon Tuesday after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort.

Bieber flew unannounced to the central city of Tacloban just over a month after it was devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan and sang Christmas carols to children at a heavily damaged local school amid tight security, witnesses said.

"He sang 'Holy Night' for the children," said Kate Donovan, a spokeswoman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), one of three aid agencies expected to benefit from Bieber's charity work.
An AFP reporter said Bieber also played basketball with some of the young boys, and posed for photos."- ABS-CBN News

The act is commendable! With that, I give Justin a thousand warmfull of love and thanksgiving. Philippines will never forget this day.

Bookassist Crowned World’s Leading Booking Technology

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Backed by the votes of the global travel industry, technology and online strategy firm Bookassist ( has been crowned World’s Leading Booking Engine Technology Provider for the second year in a row. It is the firm’s fourth nomination in the awards.

On Saturday November 30th at the dazzling World Travel Awards Grand Finale ceremony in Doha, Qatar, Bookassist co-founders Dr Des O’Mahony (CEO) and Dr Robert Whittle (CTO) picked up the much-coveted award.

The World Travel Awards (, now in its 20th year, is widely hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry. Recognised across the globe as the ultimate accolade, it rewards those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

Buddha Bar Celebrates New Year's Eve Great Gatsby Party

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End your year with a bang! Come and celebrate the great year it was and welcome 2014 at Buddha-Bar Manila!
The hip and fab Buddha-Bar Manila throws a glamorous Great Gatsby-themed News Year’s Eve Party. For P 1000 you get to party the last night of the year with a free glass of Champagne and a chance to take home exciting prizes.

Mark your calendar as the most stylish countdown commences only at the hottest and most raved spot, Buddha-Bar Manila!

12/12/13: Lazada’s Biggest Online Sale Of The Year

Wazzup Pilipinas!, the leading and biggest online shopping mall in the Philippines, is extending 15% off on all items to Visa (credit or debit) cardholders of all banks. This event is on December 12, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. It is part of Lazada’s Online Revolution, known to be the biggest online sale’s event in the Philippines.

To enjoy this exclusive discount, customers need to checkout using their Visa card and the markdown will be applied automatically. How much easier and more festive can your shopping experience get?

Imagine buying a brand new iPhone 5C less 15% discount! Apart from the Visa deal, almost 5,000 items in the site are discounted up to 80% off! Brands such as Sony, Apple, Acer, Samsung, Casio, Tomato, TRESemmé, Pond’s, Wimpex, and more are up for grabs! With such incredible deals and massive discounts, shoppers can purchase all of their holiday treats in the comfort of their homes. No need to rush and brave the holiday traffic!

DWDD : First And Only Radio Station in PHL to Offer Mobile-Ready Live Streaming

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AM radio station DWDD, which is operated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Civil-Military Relations Service (AFP-CRS), has launched a groundbreaking technology feature in Philippine radio broadcasting industry with the first mobile-ready live streaming in its website.

As of fourth quarter 2013, DWDD is the only radio station in the country with readily available live online streaming on Apple and Android phones and tablets.

iPhone, iPad and Android device users do not no need to download any mobile app from Apple Apps Store and Google Play to view DWDD’s live streaming.

Maj. Michael Aquino, DWDD station manager remarked: “Rolling out this new online technology, DWDD is upping the ante in Philippine radio programming.”

Via Antonella : The Newest Resto Along Maginhawa Street

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So what's new located at the corner of Maginhawa and Makadios?

Its this new restaurant that sounds like Italian but really offers a fusion of dishes inspired by the world. Well, yeah, they may serve a lot of meals with international hints but they have definitely learned how to target the Filipino taste buds.

With many mouth-watering offerings concocted by their chef Juancho, the resto, named after the combined named of two persons, will please and satisfy your meticulous appreciation of a great dining experience.

Art of the Loom: Weaving the Story That Is the Binakul

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Binakul is a textile pattern handwoven on a small scale in Ilocos. Also known as binakel, binakael, or binakol, binakul (meaning “twill” in Ilocano) is a variation of the abel. Binakul can be easily recognized by its uniform, interlocked geometric patterns that result in psychedelic optical art designs, which are said to represent the waves of the sea and, among indigenous peoples of the Cordilleras, protection against malevolent spirits.

On display at Art of the Loom are examples of antique and modern binakul. Designs range from whirlwinds and stars to fans, cat’s pawprints, and capiz windows. Binakul is traditionally used as blankets but, most recently, designers have explored its use in contemporary fashion and personal accessories.

Part of Art of the Loom is a showcase of modern-day applications of binakul, such as binakul and snakeskin clutches fashioned by couturier Pepito Albert, a modern lamp by designer Olivia d’Aboville, boleros by Victoria de Borja, flats by Ruby Diaz Roa, and creations by fashion designer Jojie Lloren especially made for the exhibit.

Epson Trains Students Against Hazards of Mercury

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In support of Republic Act 9512, which aims to promote environmental awareness through education, Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc. (EPPI) conducted training sessions at various high schools in Lipa, Batangas to educate the students on the hazardous effects of Mercury and its compounds to the environment.

EPPI visited Inosluban-Maraouy, Bulacnin, Pinagkawitan, Fernando Airbase (Lipa City), and Bolbok National High Schools to educate students on how to properly treat and dispose items that contain mercury. The lecture also gave particular attention on preventing exposure to mercury. More than 330 students attended the training.

“We have expanded EPPI’s commitment to the environment by raising sound environmental practices not only with our employees but with our community as well,” said Epson Environment Manager Joyce Tan.

On the first week of December, Epson employees will go back to the schools to collect busted fluorescent lamps and bulbs generated by the schools, for proper treatment and disposal.

Get Rich from the Financial Market : Jam Packed with Goodies

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Last Saturday, I attended the Money Expo 2014 presents Wazzup Pilipinas...Get Rich from the Money Market event, it's a seminar exclusive for the bloggers to advertise the upcoming event on February 2014.

I learned many things from the Singaporean speaker, Mr. Shen and Mr. Amar. They taught things about managing and making your money work for you, they gave insights on what to expect on their upcoming event.

As expected they got many sponsors with giveaways to the bloggers that attended the event.

Yahoo Philippines Reveals 2013 Year in Review

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Yahoo Philippines today announced the 2013 Year in Review (YIR), an annual look back at top trends and stories that reflect the daily habits of internet users in the Philippines. The Year in Review section on Yahoo news shows the most searched topics, celebrity searches, viral stories and unforgettable sports moments, based on what internet users in the Philippines looked for in 2013.

YIR combines search trends and editorial selections of what users read, recommended and shared most on the Yahoo network in the Philippines in 2013.

Topping this year’s search on Yahoo Philippines was Typhoon Yolanda, the super typhoon to have made landfall, and claimed thousands of lives. Millions of people used the Yahoo network to get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage on rescue and relief efforts. Meanwhile, the 2013 elections, pork barrel scam, the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga crisis were also among the top searches in Yahoo Philippines.

Dyip by Artistang Artlets : Playing the Blame Game

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The conflict between the Philippine government and its people has been evident even before the country gained its independence. Rebellions, revolutions and protests are a big part of what the country came to be.

For their 1st minor production this school year, UST’s Artistang Artlets staged Christian Tordecillas’ play entitled “Dyip” (2006), directed by Jerome Paul Ladan and produced by Therese Renee Janine Zialcita.

It portrayed the ongoing feud between the Philippine government and its citizens. The play started with an old woman in a jeepney who was refused of help in handing in her fare. She then goes on ranting that the Filipinos today are lazy, regardless if they are educated or not. When the driver finally asks her for her fare, she refuses to move so she could hand it, making her one of the lazy Filipinos she ranted about. As the play progressed, two high school students – Dexter, a supporter of rallies and Clara, Dexter’s friend who, unlike him, is against rallies – came inside the jeepney as well.

Monday, December 9, 2013

New Beginning: Money Expo 2014

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Money makes the world go round. That's what many people think, but I guess your mind is the one controlling our own planet. Thinking of how you can spend your money wisely, and harvest fruit from it.

Money is not that easy to earn, most especially when you're young and you're not yet allowed to have your own job. But this opportunity opened a new door for young people to open their minds to a whole new world, the stock market.

Last Saturday, along with a few friends of mine, I attended this one of a lifetime opportunity to attend a seminar where two successful man were able to share their own experience about the stock market and even the foreign exchange market or forex market.

Take the Elevator: Money Expo 2014

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No one is stupid not to want money for himself or for his family. Everyone wants to have money, budget the money, and save them for future use. But it's not like a stone that can be picked up anywhere; it should be earned the best thousand folds that we can.

Making money is like a big staircase. We can take it step by step until we reach the goal. Or we can take the elevator, shortcut to our success. It's really up to us. But if I were you, I'd take the elevator.

My couple of friends and I attended a pre-seminar about the upcoming event, Money Expo 2014. It's about the wise budgeting, earning and saving money. People will learn many things on how to generate income faster and make out of money wiser.

Baby and Family Expo 2013 : A Gathering of Family Preferred Brands

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We pamper our babies and young children during these times when they are vulnerable. They are so dear to us during this stage that we try to give them the best that money can buy.

Our kids are most tolerable during the age of infancy, toddler and that peculiar stage when we all cherish the moment of being a parent because it is inevitable that when they grow older, they will be a little shy to express freely their emotions.

A hug and a kiss will be less promising infront of a crowd or their peers. So let us take advantage of their innocent years while their are still fond of our "unli" embraces and public display of affection.

The Baby and Family Expo 2013 shares with the public an opportunity to buy the most affordable quality products for our children and also learn from the many talks from the invited knowledgeable speakers who are parents themselves, plus some child celebrities to add some fun and surprises for all.

Earth Day Jam On Tour: A Postscript

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Climate change is a pressing reality. With typhoons, floods, earthquakes and other environmental disasters looming, our Mother Earth has obviously chosen to cry out loud. But does the general public know the different causes of these calamities? Do they even care? Or has the all too familiar "it won't happen in my lifetime" concept gotten into everyone's heads?

The Philippines' longest running environmental awareness concert, Earth Day Jam, has brought together some of the country's biggest pop music artists, celebrities, public personalities, Socio-Civic groups, concerned companies and of course the general public for over 13 years now.

Through his musical tribute for Mother Earth, they address the most pressing environmental issues affecting the globe, most especially the Philippines, and push for aggressive community based and individual centered participative action. More than just a concert event, they continuously bombard their audience (predominantly teenagers) with audio visual presentations highlighting the importance of environmental preservation.

Incase: The Preferred Essentials for My Favorite Gadgets

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Almost everyone has gone high-tech! 

That is something we can 100% say when it comes to technology acceptance in the Philippines. We buy gadgets as if its a basic necessity. Well, perhaps it is already. More and more people are connected to their everyday work including their personal and social life via social media networks that you can say we have already embraced technology very tightly. It is very likely we get squeezed with all the gadgets we have to carry around.

Now there a new Incase store at the 4th level of SM Aura Premier that offers high quality iPhone Cases, MacBook Cases, Messenger Bags, Backpacks, iPad Cases, Headphones, DSLR Camera Bags and more. You really have to check them out because you'll be impressed of the top quality items you'll see.

You now have ways to carry your gadgets safely and with convenience. Add the fact that you'll look cool and classy at the same time.

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