Saturday, September 13, 2014

School of Rock USA Opens First School in Asia and it is in the Philippines

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With more than a decade of successful experience teaching music, School of Rock has been teaching kids to rock on stage and in life. It’s the USA’s leader in kid’s music education from age 7 to 18. Including adults. We believe the best way to learn music is to perform music. Students learn from professional musicians that take them from the lesson room to the stage, develop both their confidence and musicianship through weekly private lessons and group rehearsals with the ultimate goal of performing live in front of real crowds.

School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and on stage performing with their peers. Music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session. The team dynamic creates a supportive and motivating environment where kids feel inspired to excel.

All School of Rock programs are performance-based and emphasize the message that music is not just about playing an instrument; it’s about teamwork, building confidence, and creating leaders.

DOTC Awards LRT-1 Cavex PPP; Starts Bid for LRT-2 O&M

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded its biggest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project so far, the P 65-Billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension (Cavex) Project, to the Light Rail Manila Consortium (LRMC) yesterday, 12 September 2014.

“We are pleased to push the project forward for the sake of the riding public, especially those who live in the southern part of Metro Manila such as Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa, as well as Cavite. This project will level the playing field for them, giving them convenient access to employment and educational opportunities in the metropolis,” said DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya.

LRMC now has twenty (20) days to comply with post-award requirements, including the payment of 10% of its P 9.35-Billion premium bid amount, after which the Concession Agreement may be executed by the parties.

The award is subject to the final decision of the Supreme Court (SC) with respect to the Common Station project, which will connect LRT-1, Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and MRT-7 at the EDSA-North Avenue area.

BPI Opens Search for Ibang Klaseng Anak Expats

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There are regular students and there are exemplary students. And there are students who excel despite living away from their parents who work overseas. These are the OFW children who braved against distance and dependence and become Ibang Klaseng Anak Expats.

Ikaw, ibang Klase ka ba? This is the challenge posed by Bank of the Philippine Islands to Anak Expats nationwide as it launches the 2014 Search for the Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children. Now on its 8th year, the Search continues to be one of the most prestigious awards given to children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or “Anak Expats” who excelled in the academic and non-academic fields.

“We recognize the significant roles and sacrifices of our OFWs. We extend this recognition to their families as we continue to honor their children who excel in their studies despite being distant from their parents. Our Anak Expats are our OFWs source of strength and inspiration. Truly, our Anak Expats have been Ibang Klase and deserved to be honoured,” says BPI Executive Vice President Natividad N. Alejo.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Come With Me

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I consider myself as a coward because I’m always terrified of little and big things. Little things include cockroaches, spiders, and the likes, while big things include the death of someone special to me. When my pet cat died, I cried for days because of the fact that my cat will never return and be in my arms again.

In the story the narrator cannot accept the fact that she is scared of the woman that kept appearing at her window. She also cannot accept the fact that of all people in this world, why her? On the last part of the story the narrator had decided she had enough and killed the woman that kept appearing at her window.

On the first part of the story the conscience acted upon the narrator when she cannot tell her friends and father about the woman that kept appearing at her window. But on the last part of the story the conscience became inferior while the ego and anger ruled.

Please read on and enjoy the short story.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: The Mystery of Mr. Dawn

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John Joseph Cole is a man back from World War I and renting a house in West bank of Long Island. His cousin Victoria and her wealthy husband William lives across the bay in fancier East bank. Stewart Dawn, John Joseph’s next door neighbor, is a wealthy newcomer who throws large parties weekly.

John became good friends with Stewart. John brought Victoria and Stewart back together by inviting Victoria to tea. However, Stewart wanted Victoria which he couldn’t have because she is married to William. William wanted to have both his wife and his other woman without Victoria knowing about it. William and Stewart goes on a showdown to determine who gets to control Victoria.

The story below shows the mysteries of love. It showed that love may last for a very long time on the part where Stewart still loved Victoria after a 6 year time period. It also showed that love may seem fake but it is real, on the part where Victoria chose William instead of Stewart.
The story teaches us to learn to move on. Don’t focus on a girl who doesn’t love you. When Victoria cut in when Stewart’s about to talk he should have known that she doesn’t love him anymore.

Pulso ng Pilipinas: Siksik, Liglig at Umaapaw Ngunit Masikip, Madungis at Umaalingasaw

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An sabi ni PNoy, and malubhang kondisyon daw ng trapik ay senyales ng isang progresibong bayan. Ikaw ba ay sang-ayon?

Mukhang kahit saan ka lumingon dito sa Metro Manila ay siksikan. Magmula sa isang barangay na nagkalat ang mga bahay na dikit-dikit at halos dingding na lang ang pagitan sa nakararami lalo na sa mga squatter areas, hanggang sa sakayan ng traysikel na kayhaba ng pila, pati pagsakay ay pinipilit nilang isiksik ang tao sa napakaliit na espasyo. Ang dating apatan lang, ngayon ay animan na. Wala na silang pakialam kung ikaw ay komportable pa, ang mahalaga ay kumita sila ng extra.

Kahit sa mga jeepney ay pilit pa ring pinauupo kahit halos kalahati na ng pwet mo lang ang kasya. Ang matindi ay may sabit pa sila sa likuran. Mga paraeng drayber alam naman namin na gusto ninyong kumita pero bulag ba kayo sa katotohanan na hindi lahat ng tao ay pare-pareho ang pangangatawan?

Sa mga bus kahit wala ng madaanan sa gitna ay pilit pa rin pinatatyo ang mga tao. Kahit alam nilang mahihirapan sa pagbaba dahil walang madaanan ay OK lang sa kanila basta tumaas ang pasada. Mamang kundoktor, halos ikuskos mo na ang yong sarili para lang makadaan sa gita at makapangoleta ng pamasahe, pero bakit panay ka pa rin ng papasok ng pasahero? Ano ba akala mo sa amin, si plastikman?

Sa mga MRT at LRT ay halos hindi ka na makahinga. Pati mga pawis ninyo ay nagdidikitan na. May pagkakataon png hindi ka makababa dahil siksikan at ayaw gumalaw ang mga nakaharang sa daanan. Kung di lang walang trapik dito ay hind kami sasakay. Well, mas mabuti na rin sigurong mag-amoy suka, kaysa pumuti ang buhok sa tagal ng trapik.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ocean Park Hong Kong Launches Spook-tastic Halloween Fest at a Trade Cum Media Luncheon

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I couldn't help but wonder if I lost track of time or was accidentally transported by a time machine when I got to the event held last September 11, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

This was because I saw lots of people at the venue wearing Halloween-inspired head gears. You know, the familiar witches hat, icky spiders, scarecrow hats decorated with lizards and other crawlers, and even pumpkins with etched faces. There were also a few men and women wearing Halloween fabulous costumes. They were obviously foreigners because of their facial features even with those make-up on.

I thought I was attending a press launch of Ocean Park Hong Kong at the hotel but I got confirmation only when somebody called out my name. Yes! The ladies from the PR agency probably saw me seemingly lost and confused that they called out to me and thanked me for being always early at their events.

After asking me to register, the ladies then gave me a press kit along with the long hashtag of #OceanParkHKHalloweenFest, told me to drop a business card for the raffle, and later asked me to pick a head gear for my own. I chose the purple witch hat.

MRT Problems Not Stopping Anytime Soon

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Senator Grace Poe tried to ride the MRT 3 ahead of the Senate MRT Probing. She was praised by commuter group TREN (Train Riders Network) for riding from North Avenue to Taft Avenue station and not bringing any bodyguards with her. She also had the courage to line up for 40 minutes during rush hour and took note of the problems of the train.

She said that there should be MRT buses for people who get stuck because of problems with the train. She also said that the public announcement system is hardly being heard so commuters won’t know when to get off or if it is nearly time for them to get off.

Another good observation she made is that the escalator leading to the station is always broken and some ticketing machines always seem to malfunction since I always ride the North Avenue station myself.

She made really good observations and she did the MRT experience unlike DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya who rode the MRT himself but on 1 PM which was not rush hour. Not only that but he also rode the first couch meant for women and elderly people. I guess the first couch is also meant for high ranking government officials now.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines Presents Zumba Marikina: Party for a Cause

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The time has come to party all night long with the best zumba instructors in town. Zin Ted, Zin Erwin and the guest instructor Andy Capangpangan. Ditch the work out and join the party for a cause. This September 13, 6 to 8 pm at the Manotoc Covered Court, Sto.Nino Marikina City.

Brought to you by Marikina Overseas Family Circle Association Inc. in partnership with Polytechnic University of The Philippines Advertising and Public Relations.

26th National Quality Forum: Quality in a Globally Competitive Economy

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Join in a whole day gathering of international and local quality leaders sharing their expertise and best practices!

Registration 7am; Conference Proper 8am-6pm; Gala Night 6pm onwards
Investment Fee covers entry, meals and conference kit

Regular rate until Oct. 23: Member @PhP11,500 * Non-Member @PhP13,000
Onsite rate: Member @13,500 * Non-Member @PhP15,000

FREE seat to Pre-Conference on Minitab Software for Quality Improvement on Oct. 23 @ 1pm-5pm Makati Shangri-La for those paying on or before Sept. 23. For more details, please contact 8995925, 09213027885 or email,

Witness the Awarding of Winners of the 1st Best Practice and Benchmarking Competition, the Juran Medal Award and the Quality Manager of the Year Award…and win exciting Raffle Prizes in the Fellowship/Gala Night!

Epson Encourages Projector Customers To Give Feedback

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Owners of Epson’s 3LCD projectors have a chance to win an Epson LW-900 label printer just by giving feedback to the digital imaging leader.

“For 13 consecutive years, Epson has been the No.1 projector brand in the whole world. This remarkable achievement was made possible because we listen to our customers, understand their requirements, and then create a product that exceeds their expectations,” said Donna V. Ferro, Head of Marcom & PR of Epson Philippines.

“It is a source of great pride for us that even here in the Philippines, Epson is now the No.1 projector brand. As a technology company that believes in continuous improvement and innovation, we are taking this opportunity to invite all Epson projector owners to give us their feedback. All our customers need to do is go to our website (, tell us what they think about their Epson projector, and provide their details for a chance to win an Epson label printer,” added Ferro.

Users of Epson projectors can go to the company’s website, give a rating for the projector they use, and share their experience with the product. Five participants will be chosen at random (“Sweepstakes”) as winners, and each winner will receive an Epson LW-900 Labelworks printer. 

CSM Offers “Books All You Can” at P100 at the 35th Manila International Book Fair

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Eat-all-you-can dining is all over town, celebrating the Filipinos’ love for bountiful food and relaxing conversation. Restaurants offering this type of buffet meals give diners reasonable value for their money and serve as great venues for get-togethers and bonding times for families and friends. This concept inspired CSM Publishing to create a similar experience for its customers at the 35th Manila International Book Fair through a Books All You Can treat!

The Books All You Can promo follows CSM’s tradition of providing its readers with a generous buffet of titles with different but complementary flavors: inspiration, family values, personal growth, financial stewardship, leadership, and more. Book lovers can truly feast on these specials as each book is sold at the affordable price of only P100.

Indulge in new books such as He Can Catch You When You Fall by Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, Secrets of the Rich and Successful by Chinkee Tan, Family Life 101 by Clem Guillermo and Bessie Rios, Guarding Your Heart and Mind by Dr. Grace Koo, Biyaya at Bunga: Unli Rice 2 and Filled to Fill: Unlimited Rice 2 devotionals by Joey Umali, The Best of PROTips by Maloi Salumbides, The LEGO Principle: The Power of Connecting to God and to One Another in Conversational Tagalog by Joey Bonifacio, Breaking Through: A Man’s Journey to Fruitfulness by Jose Feron Cacanando, Kapuso o Kapos? and Isang Tanong Isang Sagot FB edition Vol. 2 by Ed Lapiz, Gabay ni Tatay by Beth Flores, Usapang Worship Ministry by Rommel Guevara, and Living the Commands of Jesus Christ by Art Macarubbo, and The Best Investment: Preparing Your Child’s Body, Mind and Soul for Life’s Adventures by Marnie Moya-Prudencio.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: The Deferred Fate of the Star-Crossed

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We should not decide when we are influenced by anger or hatred because we might come up with a hasty decision that will make the current situation worse.

It is advised that we think first because all the decisions we made/are about to make have consequences. We should always consider what is the right thing to do.

All people can make a mistake which we should understand. But always remember that a mistake in a certain matter is done only once, if it exceeds it is called a choice.

We should learn to listen before complaining. In this way, we can understand them easily because actions and mistakes are done with reason.

We should be open-minded because it is a key to have harmonious relationship

The themes of the story below are forgiveness and realization. Forgiveness is shown when our character accepted an apology. Realization is evident in the last part of the story when our character regrets the decision she made that cost someone’s life in return.

Theft at CCP Parking Lot, Audie Gemora Shares Horrible Experience

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“I really want to rally everyone to press CCP to improve its parking areas. My gosh, wala na ngang ilaw, wala pang gwardya. May parking fee pa! I don't even mind paying higher parking fees but naman reinvest the money into REAL security. The thieves are mostly under 18 years old! If they keep getting away with petty crimes dahil sa kapabayaan ng CCP, they will grow bolder and ang sunod nito hold up, rape or kidnapping na. Changes have to happen there.” – Audie Gemora

I am reposting this terrible incident experienced by Audie Gemora, one of our popular theater and mainstream actors. This is to open the eyes of the people that vandalism and theft is so rampant even with the youth, especially the out-of-school, because of the inexcusable lethargy in this day and age that the Philippines is in poverty. If there are the big-time criminals with their well-financed syndicate, there are also the squatters loitering the streets looking for their next victim to prey on.

I am sure that there are several instances where these low-lifes have been involved. They obviously resorted to a life of crime due to poverty but we all know that a quick buck may be able to buy them a few good meals for a few days, but it is not enough to save their souls from the fires of hell.

There are also several bad business services with their inept securities which could have been addressed by a good government that is able to strictly implement the laws and provide safety to its citizens. When will everyone wake up to insist on having a decently progressive country with responsible leaders and citizens?

Someone please call the attention of Mayor Joseph Estrada. If that dark area belongs to jurisdiction of Manila, then they should put up solar lights in the area. Policemen should round up those kids and give them to DSWD which should provide a more efficient process to dissuade these kids from a life of crime.

There should also be something done to teh process of reporting a crime and persecuting the criminals. Many of us would no longer try to pursue a complaint due to the amount of stress and financial burden it will give us because of the many intricacies that makes it difficult for an ordinary citizen to get justice from a system that only favors the affluent and well-connected.

Please read on and hopefully do something for the benefit of those that may become future victims.

AXA iON Offers the Philippines' First Online Life Insurance Store

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We've been all struggling with the difficulties of doing everything manually before. But with the advent of the Internet several years ago. life had increasingly gone easy due to the many automated equivalents of daunting tasks and errands. The online world has made it possible for us to have a digital access to almost everything especially with the convenience of using our smartphones and mobile apps. It seems everything nowadays can be done online in just a few clicks.

Are we eventually going to be replaced by our digital version that most of us will lose our opportunities for work? We need not fear because I believe that with the emergence of new technologies are also the availability of new jobs.

We just all need to be kept updated and socially aware of what's happening around us so we could keep up with the fast-paced developments.

If we do see some cons, there are definitely a lot of pros out there that makes life more convenient and easy for most of us who have embraced technology rather than shy away from it. Many companies have grown their business using the digital and online advantage using the new technologies to bring their customer closer and more intimately to them.

AXA Philippines, one of the leading and fastest-growing life insurance companies in the Philippines, continues to redefine standards by being the first life insurance company in the Philippines to offer life insurance products online through AXA iON (AXA Insurance Online).

Let's read more about what they have for us by continuing to read their official press release below.

Jertie's Kitchen and Sugarleaf Presents The Green Guide to Eating Right Workshop Series

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Jertie’s Kitchen is a specialty home-based business operated by sisters, Jertie and Jaclyn Abergas, who want to introduce an alternative, healthier lifestyle to people who want to take care of their bodies.

The sisters create mouth-watering gluten-free and vegan dishes and pastries to satisfy people’s palates. They also show how to make these simple plant-based dishes through cooking workshops.  They also offer health coaching to help people transition to a healthier lifestyle.

Jertie’s Kitchen is proud to work with Sugarleaf Organic Market and Café to encourage people to live healthier lives. The sisters believe that it is extremely validating to know of their all-out support and belief in their passion and everything that they do. Sugarleaf believes in the same principles Jertie's Kitchen do, to encourage people to be more conscious of what they’re eating and to provide them with the options they need to do that.

At an event held last September 10, 2014 at Sugarleaf Organic Market and Cafe Makati located at the MEDICard Lifestyle Center of Urdaneta Village, paseo de Roxas corner Buendia, another healthy food preparation series (not completey raw as healthy can be cooked) dubbed The Green Guide to Eating Right Workshop Series in tandem with Jertie's Kitchen, was introduced to the members of the media plus other walk-in attendees and guests, a preview of what's to come.

The Maze Runner Special Blocked Screening at Rockwell Powerplant Cinema

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We are all excited for the upcoming special blocked screening of The Maze Runner sponsored by the Great Events Plus Inc., in preparation for the grand launch of the Liv Co website. The Maze Runner special blocked screening will be held on September 17, 2014 at the Rockwell Powerplant Cinema R3 Level at around 7 pm.

The movie is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction mystery action thriller film based on a 2009 book of the same name by James Dashner, directed by Wes Ball from a script by Noah Oppenheim.

The main character named Thomas, played by Dylan O' Brien, is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

e-Blog Mo Na Yan! Radio Show Touches on a Variety of Interesting Topics

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Last Saturday's (September 6, 2014) episode of e-Blog Mo Na Yan in partnership with Vigattin Radyo Inquirer and Wazzup Pilipinas had special guests from start-up SALT talking about salt and water powered lights and other appliances via a customized circuit designed by the team, Mr. Gerric Chua of the famous Eng Bee Tin popularly known for their special hopia, tikoy and mooncake who discussed about the Mooncake Festival and the extra preparations they made to recognize the event, plus Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering students from the University of the Philippines Diliman to promote their upcoming event called Synergy.

As usual, your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger is a mainstay of the show so Ross Del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas was always there to interview the guests, and eventually to blog about the radio show.

There were supposed to be other guests but had to cancel due to sickness but they promise to be in attendance this coming Saturday September 13, 2014. This Saturday's episode will surely be very interesting as we will mostly talk about business and entrepreneurship like starting a "start-up" where even the youth and inexperienced are given opportunities to make a name for themselves.

“Giselle” Returns To Celebrate Ballet Philippines’ Sapphire Year on Sept. 19-21

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In a special repeat performance, Ballet Philippines’ highly celebrated restaging of “Giselle” returns this September 19-21 to the CCP Main Theater. The beloved romantic ballet is once again being restaged by the Philippines’ premier danseur, Nonoy Froilan to start off the Blue Moon Series, a two-week fundraising series celebrating the company’s sapphire milestone.

Stella Abrera and James Whiteside from the American Ballet Theatre will perform as Giselle and Albrecht on the fundraising gala on September 19. That evening’s performance will also feature live accompaniment by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine.

Ballet Philippines principal dancers Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero, as well as newly promoted soloist Denise Parungao and junior principal dancer Earl John Arisola will reprise their roles of Giselle and Albrecht for the other 4 shows in the production’s one-weekend run.

The 2013 restaging of “Giselle” earned recognition at the Philstage Gawad Buhay awards, winning the trophies for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Classical Dance, Male Lead Performance in Classical Dance for Jean Marc Cordero, and Female Featured Performance in Classical Dance for Rita Winder.

Red Turnip Theater Sets Re-Run of "Cock" from Oct. 3 - 5

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John, M, W and F are back.

After making a splash during its Manila premiere last February, Red Turnip Theater is bringing back the Olivier Award-winning play "Cock" for a limited one weekend re-run this October. Mike Bartlett's comedy about sexual identity was a surprise smash, playing to packed houses and critical acclaim. It also marked the directorial debut of Rem Zamora who created a stir with his "innovative" ( and "creative" (Business World) staging; a bare stage with only his four actors and Bartlett's witty script.

REM ZAMORA: "We always knew we had a fantastic script. When we first read Cock, I was on the floor. It was hilarious. It was also a little painful, cause it was so real. What I didn't expect was the huge reception we got after we opened. There was so much buzz! Our houses filled up quickly and people really took to the show. People talked and debated over it. In fact, people are still talking about it! That's why we knew we had to bring it back. Everyone who had come to the show wanted to see it again and those who had missed it the first run were begging for a re-run."

"Cock" centers around a man (John) who must choose between his gay lover (M) and the woman (W) he's slowly falling in love with. Adding confusion to the mix is M's father (F) who is hell-bent on preserving his son's homosexual relationship. The four decide to meet for an ill-fated dinner and that's when all hell breaks loose. The show has been hailed as "a 90 minute whirlwind of language and deft theatrics, a human battle royale..." (The Philippine Star)

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Faith Brought Us, Faith Broke Us

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Ryan already had a feeling that the picture he saw in Lucille’s house but he didn’t really think about it because he thought that it was nothing. But in the end, his instincts were right. The familiar faces in the picture are Ryan’s real dad and his dad’s second wife. The wife was familiar because before her mom’s accident, she and her dad’s wife are talking and he saw her slap his mom. He also blames the wife for his mom’s death.

When Ryan saw the pictures, he didn’t even want to see Lucille’s face because it reminded him of the tragic past he had to experience. He didn’t talk to Lucille and their friends. He also doesn’t want to see his dad and his dad’s wife because he blames them to what happened to his mother.

After Ryan confessed everything to Lucille, he walked away from her, leaving Lucille brokenhearted and crying. Deep inside, he doesn’t want to break up with her but he has to do it for his sake. He really loves her and he felt guilty because of what he had done. He thought that Lucille is not the reason but her mom is and he can’t stand it.

Please read on below to appreciate our short story for today.

Ballet Philippines’ The Homecoming Gala on Sept. 28

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How will a 45-year old ballet company celebrate its ‘homecoming gala’? With the return of around 20 distinguished alumni with a whopping total of over 200 students in tow, no less!

Ballet Philippines, the country’s flagship dance company is celebrating its 45th Anniversary – The Sapphire Season with the much-awaited HOMECOMING GALA set on Sept. 28, 2014 – 8 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines – Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

45 years of sharing the gift of dance is a rare feat. And to mount this concert, Ballet Philippines will share the stage with the different ballet companies, dance schools and artists who have sprung from the company’s rich tradition of excellence.

The participating artists are from Ecole De Ballet Manille, Seven Contemporary Dance Company, De La Salle Zobel Ballet Program, Portland Festival Ballet, Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, Inc.; Edge N’ Pointe Dance Centre, Dance Theatre Arts, Locsin Dance Workshop, Tlg Ballet, Far Eastern University Dance Company, Maquiling Ballet, Effie Nañas Ballet, Airdance, Dancepull Project, Inc.; Garcia-Sanchez School Of Dance (Bacolod City); Perry Sevidal Ballet; Daloy Dance Company; Steps Dance Studio, Annie Divinagracia-Sartorio School Of Performing Arts (Iloilo City); and the CCP Dance School.

Blue Moon Gala All Set on September 26 And 27

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Ballet Philippines, the country’s premier classical and contemporary dance company proudly announces the BLUE MOON GALA set on September 26 – 27, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines - Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

THE BLUE MOON GALA shall feature BP’s favorite masterworks and other acclaimed award-winning works in line with the company’s sapphire milestone.

The dances to be featured are as follows:

JE TU ELLE (Choreographed by Redha Benteifour; Music by Vangelis)

The dance features five sensuously sinewy assertive women. It strikes with its sensual, bravura movements. In this dance, a contemporary view of women’s sinuous strength and arrogance underneath the exterior of gentleness, women proclaim they are the stronger sex.

FARANDOLE (Choreographed by George Birkadze; Music by Georges Bizet)

This neo-classical piece set to music of Bizet showcases the dancers’ athleticism and bravura with a slightly Spanish flair that echoes the Filipino’s hispantic history and tradition.

Solid Edge ST7 Provides More Competitive Design Experience to Filipino Engineers in Creating Product Design

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Filipino engineers experienced the fast and flexible design features of the new Solid Edge ST7 in the design competition and software test drive at the Solid Edge ST7 Launch Philippines organized by CIM Technologies Inc. in partnership with Siemens PLM Software last September 3, 2014 at the The Bellevue Hotel Manila, Filinvest City, Alabang.

Thirty-four participants from 23 companies competed in the Solid Edge ST7 Design Competition trying to pass three qualifying rounds until the final three contestants emerged as winners. Don Michael Dela Torre of Nidec Philippines, Inc. bagged the first place award by finishing a machine part design in a short span of time. Second place, Anna Gail Camañag of Zamperla Asia Pacific, Inc. and third place, Zeus Sangalang of Exotherm, Inc. experienced how Solid Edge ST7 can make their life easier in creating product design in just a few clicks.

Aside from the design competition, CIM Technologies Inc., the Silver Channel Partner of Siemens PLM Software also featured the ST7 Test Drive wherein over 40 companies who attended had a first-hand experience in using the new Siemens Solid Edge ST7 software.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: The Murder Case

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Id is the most basic part of the personality, and wants instant gratification for our wants and needs. For me, the Id of the story was when Rebecca Bloom, the main character, got to her instinct and started investigating about the case of her parents. She didn’t know what to do at first until she figured out there were only four people in their house that time including her. She kept investigating and found out that the suspect was her.

The ego deals with reality, trying to meet the desires of the id in a way that is socially acceptable in the world. For me, the ego was when Nathalie confessed that Rebecca was the suspect but Rebecca kept on denying it. Rebecca gained some pride during that time. Another part was when Rebecca kept on arguing with her mom instead of saying sorry to her.

The superego develops last, and is based on morals and judgments about right and wrong. For me, the superego was when Rebecca knew that she did it. It wasn’t said in the story but somehow being the author, Rebecca gained some conscience in herself after knowing what really happened. She didn’t expect that she could do such a thing due to depression with her family.

Please read on below as we present to your our short story for the day.

Get Set for AXN University Challenge: Amplified!

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AXN, Asia’s powerhouse of thrilling entertainment, is set to bring back its annual varsity challenge event for a third edition.

Themed AXN University Challenge: Amplified, the series of events grows from three participating colleges last year to four this year. They include: San Beda College, University of the Philippines – Diliman, De La Salle University, and Far Eastern University.

The physical and intellectual challenges that participants are expected to overcome will be tougher than last year, but with better rewards! A total of PhP65,000 in cash and prizes from event sponsors including SmartBro., PS Bank, McDonalds, Pharex Vitamin E, C2 and will be up for grabs in each leg.

AXN University Challenge: Amplified: DLSU Manila September 12, 8am

AXN University Challenge: Amplified will be held on September 12, Friday at the Marian Quadrangle of DLSU Manila from 8am – 6pm.

Back to Back Workshop Weekends at PETA

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Earlier this year, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) opened its doors for aspiring stage performers through their annual Workshop Weekends. Different people, from college students to young professionals flocked to the PETA Theater Center to enroll in various courses ranging from Theater Arts to the more advanced courses like Basic Acting and Creative Musical Theater. Starting on October 11 and ending on December 7, PETA is giving another opportunity for aspiring thespians to further their skill in acting and theater.

An in-depth look into the courses

For the second batch of Workshop Weekends, PETA is offering additional classes in order to accommodate more enrolees ranging from beginners to intermediate aspirants. The courses for the Workshop Weekends 2 are: Theater Arts, Basic Acting, Creative Musical Theater I, and Creative Musical Theater II.

Beginners may take their first step into the theater world with the Theater Arts and Creative Musical Theater I courses. These courses do not require prior theater experience; instead it is more of an introduction for those who have the passion for theater but haven’t really gotten to it yet. Theater Arts is more focused on building a background for theater newbies; teaching them to learn and appreciate the art of theater production and history while also touching upon the subjects of group dynamics, visual arts, and creative music. Creative Musical Theater 1 provides students the chance to study the principles of composition and organization in performing for musical theater that is geared towards developing the enrolees’ basic musical theater skills.

Power Mac Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary with ‘Experience 20’ Campaign

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Power Mac Center, the premier Apple partner in the Philippines, celebrates this year two glorious decades in the Apple business. To commemorate this important milestone, Power Mac Center launches the Experience 20 Anniversary Campaign, an exclusive anniversary offering that gives patrons the chance to win one of 20 epic experiences taking place on a national scale.

Experience 20 is Power Mac Center’s way of thanking its beloved customers who have chosen to share the Apple experience with the country’s most reliable Apple partner. The special anniversary campaign will run until October 31.

As the pioneering Apple reseller in the Philippines, Power Mac Center has grown by leaps and bounds since it was founded in August 26, 1994. From its inaugural location at SM Megamall, Power Mac Center recognized opportunities for expansion and has since evolved and become the premier local Apple partner that delivers integrated Apple solutions and meets the distinctive needs of Filipino consumers.

Aquabest to Join 2014 Filipino Franchise Show

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Aquabest, the country’s leading water refilling franchise is proud to support the upcoming 2014 Filipino Franchise Show.

“We are proud to support Filipino entrepreneurs who are exhibiting their world class concepts through AFFI’s annual franchise show. This year there will be hundreds of participants each with its own success story that will inspire everyone to go out and start their own business.” says Carson Tan CEO of GQWEST Inc which owns the Aquabest brand.

The company is a long time member of AFFI with around 700 stores and is considered among the leading players in the water franchising industry. This year, the company will continue to highlight its 3 in 1 Combostore concept as well as introduce its new Nanogen technology.

The Combostore franchise combines the Aquabest, Laundrybest, and Oxyplus brands. This allows franchisees of the Combostore to benefit from the expanded target market and synergies resulting from the fusion of the three brands. The concepts offer a faster return period and better margins.

#EasyTaxiEverywhere: An Interview with Easy Taxi Global Executives Joon Chan and Daniel Torres

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Easy Taxi has been around for more than a year already yet it has not been as grandeur as its competition when it comes to promotional gimmicks, campaigns and event launches. In fact even its office located at the Angelus Plaza in Makati was as simple as it can possibly be.

Why? Because it concentrated more on making the taxi booking experience as convenient and seamless as possible so it has focused more of its funding on improving their services by offering better packages for its drivers. These involve training programs, recognitions and rewards for its taxi fleet to make them more informed and responsive of the needs of the commuters.

The company already operates in 37 countries making them the biggest taxi booking mobile app company in the world. For the month of August, it was reported that the Philippine operations were on top of all the other Easy Taxi operations globally. This clearly states that they are very much welcomed as a mobile app service by the Filipinos whose population is already getting more comfortable in using the new technology.

A visit at their office to interview two of their global executives namely Regional Managing Director (SEA) Joon Chan and CEO/Country Manager (Philippines) Daniel Torres, we learned more about Easy Taxi and their honorable goal - to offer safety and convenience in riding taxis - Easy Taxi Everywhere!

Juan Big Idea: Taking Marketing Thoughts Into Flight (North Luzon Edition)

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As we wrapped up our first Chapter event in Naga, we’re going north of the country to get a hold of the budding marketers in this region.

Next stop, PAMPANGA!

It is with so much zeal that the Philippine Junior Marketing Association is officially inviting you to the second chapter event this academic year...

JUAN BIG IDEA: TAKING MARKETING THOUGHTS INTO FLIGHT, North Luzon Edition this September 14, 2014 at the University of the Assumption Pampanga!

Grasp much knowledge from the BIGGEST speakers who will share with you their thoughts about Content Marketing, engage in our marketing talk show, JBItube and most importantly, just have an incredible time!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Closure

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Does a kiss always mean something?

Yes, definitely a kiss always means something, but then again, it depends. It can be categorized in different situations, a kiss for love, a kiss for luck, a kiss for respect, a kiss for admiration, a friendly kiss, a welcome kiss, a kiss for lust, a Judas kiss, even a kiss of death! Even the spots of where a person kisses differs in meaning. So I guess the question could be a globalized one too. We can localize it so we can specifically say if that kiss was something or nothing really! So, we ourselves can discern which kiss really gives a true specific meaning.

Sometimes it hurts to presume too much. A kiss does not always mean love. It is not wise to be judgmental.

The protagonist in the story below showed strong sense of emotions and feelings towards someone just because of one single kiss. Unfortunately, it was entirely different with the other person who treated that as ordinary and nothing special.

We all dream of a relationship with a special someone but we can't really have everything as expected or planned.

Read on below our short story for the day.

2014 Lampara Storytelling Competition: Grand Finals at the Mall of Asia

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Storytelling kids will make you laugh, cry and tickle your imagination, live at the SMX, Mall of Asia!

The 2014 Lampara Storytelling Competition Kuwentong Bata, Kuwentistang Bata 3 finalists will be taking the stage at the grand showcase at the Manila International Book Fair, SM Mall of Asia (MOA) on September 22, 2014.

Out of the more than 200 contestants that joined the Elimination Workshops last September 5, only ten finalists per category were chosen for the final competition.

For Category A, Grades 1-4, the finalists are Jazz Doon Milan (Santiago A. De Guzman Elementary School), Luis Benjamin Isidro and Emmanuel Alberto Syquia (PAREF Northfield School for Boys), Chelsea Jemimah V. Gupo (Comembo Elementary School), Wilfred Reyes, Jr. (P. Gomez Elementary School), Samantha Maye Chua, (Chiang Kai Shek College), Marxinne Pajarin (San Joaquin Elementary School).

Top Companies Confab to Tackle Loyalty and Rewards Program

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Ex-link Events, in partnership with the Philippine Marketing Association,will hold its 3rd Customer Loyalty Conference & Expo on October 24, 2014 at the New World Hotel, Makati.

The growth of big data and analytics industry in the country has made companies in the country scamper to create their own loyalty and rewards program.The Philippines, according to Marketing Interactive, accounts for 10% ($212 million) of the $2.12 Billion global analytics industry, and this is bound to further increase with educational programs being hammered by corporate players in partnership with CHED.

This development only means that the Loyalty and Rewards Program is the best tool in gathering consumer data and behavior in terms of interaction with brands.Thus, loyalty and rewards program is here to stay and will be a permanent force to help companies survive the grueling business competition.

With the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration where the marketplace will become bigger, and where competition will become massive even forSmall Medium Enterprises (SMEs), understanding and creating Loyalty and Rewards Program for businesses is a must.Studies state that a Loyalty and Rewards Program can increase sales and customer retention from 5% to 20% depending on how these programs fit to the target consumers.

Sun Postpaid Brings Wearable Tech Within Everyone’s Reach

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Wearable technology is no doubt gaining popularity. Usage of wearables like smart watches and fitness bands, have been rising, especially in the U.S., where consumer interest has surged significantly.

In Nielsen’s “Connected Life Report,” released early this year and covering the US market, an overwhelming 70 percent of respondents said that they have heard about the technology, and 50 percent of them said they are likely to purchase wearables in the future.

While Nielsen indicated that only 1 out of 6 respondents are actual owners of wearables, the future is still bright for mass consumption of the devices, because of the convenience it offers and the personal features that connect to the user’s essential needs. Its only main drawback: the current wearable gadgets’ steep price.

If these wearables become more affordable, aside from making their current designs become more fashionable, then buyers of such gadgets as smart watches and fitness bands will increase, the Nielsen report recommended.

This holds true in price-sensitive markets such as the Philippines, wherein value is of the essence, especially in mobile phone service bundles. Initially, local mobile phone operators have offered wearables through high-end, premium plans. Now, Sun Cellular brings this technology within everyone’s reach.

8 Important Traveling Tips When Traveling to Middle East

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Traveling to the Middle East can be a rich and rewarding experience. But it is better to keep a few tips in mind in order to be safe and have a nice time when you are there. Eight of these tips have been given below.

1. Do not get intoxicated

- The Middle East is mainly a Muslim bastion. And alcohol consumption is banned in Muslim religion. This is why there are very few places offering liquor in this area. Mainly these bars are located in star hotels or similar other places. Basically these are located in places that cater to Westerners.
- It is advisable to drink with someone who is well known to you or to drink in your own hotel. The aim is not to be seen drunk in a public area as that would make you vulnerable. Always be sober when you are in a public area as else you would be drawing attention to yourself.

2. Dress appropriately

- People in the Middle East dress conservatively. You must also do so, especially women. This way you will not be hurting their religious and cultural sentiments.
- Dressing in a stark contrasting style will attract attention and you will become vulnerable. This can be avoided by dressing appropriately.

PH+SocialGood Summit: Manila Journalism Forum

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Rappler, MovePH, the Houston-based Global Center for Journalism and Democracy and +SocialGood, joins a global community for this year’s Social Good Summit – a look at how technology and new media can help solve age-old problems.

In the Philippines, no other problem has an impact as large in scale as natural disasters. Each year, thousands of lives and billions of pesos worth of instructure, property and livelihood are lost. The 2012 World Risk Index says the Philippines is the 3rd most vulnerable nation to climate change and disasters in the world. Our capital, Metro Manila, is the world’s 2nd most vulnerable city.

In last year’s PH+SocialGood Summit, Rappler unveiled Project Agos, outlining the year-long collaboration integrating disaster mapping, crowdsourcing and social media in a transparent platform combining top-down government workflows with bottom-up civic engagement.

That was a little more than a month before the world’s strongest typhoon hit the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people.

Hepamin OD: Silymarin in Action to Protect our Liver

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The liver is the largest glandular organ of our body which performs many vital functions to keep the body from toxins and harmful substances. However, it is also a silent organ that can be damaged without us knowing it because there are no visible or felt symptoms until its already in a worst condition.

With the proliferation of fatty, oily and junk foods, and the indulgence of many to different varieties of alcoholic drinks and liquor, many of us are highly susceptible to many kinds of liver diseases including the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) which is the abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver cells. This disease may cause the liver to swell with risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, overweight and metabolic syndrome. Thus it is very important to take some form of liver care supplements to get the protection we won't normally get from our regular diet and exercise.

Hepamin OD, brought to us by pharmaceutical company Trianon International Inc., is now being introduced to the market to provide the much needed silymarin on a once-a-day dosage as part of the management of liver diseases such as NAFLD.

Silymarin is a unique flavonoid complex containing silydianin, silychrisin and silybin that is derived from the milk thistle plant. Milk thistle is the number one recommended plant extract for the protection and detoxification of vital liver function.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: When It Rains

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We are now on our third offering of our Wazzup Pilipinas original short stories series. I've decided to include this series in our blog to provide an alternative source of online short story reading. The stories are all original and were written by our younger contributors so if you'll encounter a few grammatical errors and typos, plus some incoherence or story structure errors, please just bear in mind that they are still in the process of improving their story-telling.

Submitting their stories in our blog is an effective way to motivate them to learn and realize their mistakes based on the feedback they will be receiving from the readers. We believe it would be more appreciated when people are given a chance to showcase their talents at a larger scale.

This is a story about Raven Scott who was introduced as a college freshman. Raven is a friendly person who has a pointed nose, brunette short hair and somewhat blue or grey eyes. Raven and his seatmate John became friends and later Raven found out that John was the same boy who offered his handkerchief to her when they were still young.

This story is all about sacrificing for the happiness of your loved ones as the best way to show your love for them.

Please read on and enjoy.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mooncake Festival: A Non-Traditional Tradition at Vikings Luxury Buffet

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September 8 is special for millions of Chinese because of the Mid-Autumn Festival, better known by its monicker as the Mooncake Festival. It is a big deal for being one of the four most important Chinese festivals, second only to the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy.

As per Wikipedia, "Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. It is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents, (making the mooncake business profitable during the season.)

These ubiquitous bite-sized chunks of pastry are filled with everything from red bean paste, lotus seeds, almonds, egg yolk, minced meat, candied fruits or chocolate. There are literally hundreds of varieties found throughout the region and in cosmopolitan areas such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, well-to-do folk can even munch on moon cakes of black truffle, caviar and foie gras."

Vikings Luxury Buffet, the Philippines' largest buffet restaurant is not to be outdone during the season as they offer their customers several kinds of mooncakes that are considered as the non-traditional due to the specially customized recipe and labor of love that accompanied the creation of these yummy delicacies.

For sure you will go lunatic or "loony" from all these mooncake choices that are now available at the buffet tables during every weekend of September.

Skippy's Bar and Grill: Experience Australia One Skip at a Time

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Like kangaroos, bloggers seem to leap lightly about and move by hopping on one foot and then the other. Bounce, deflect, skim or ricochet from one point to another doing event hopping as if each venue were just at a very near proximity.

You really have to admire how most bloggers can easily manage their time to do several events for a day and successfully writes about it. Yeah, there may be delays but the whole point is they were able to help both themselves and the establishments that seek online presence.

Imagine being able to attend events held at different locations from North to South - sometimes going beyond the reach of the mass transportation system called MRT and LRT. They will hop on jeepneys, taxis, tricycles and pedicabs just to be there.

The passion to write is what drives bloggers to become resourceful, aggressive and creative. Reasons may vary a little but the entirety of bloggers find joy in being among the first to try out new products, learn about new things, and dine on sumptuous cuisines that the common people would not be able to gain access to.

An example is our foodie bloggers event at Skippy's Bar and Grill. The invitation to experience Australia at this restaurant was an overwhelming moment that would forever become a cherished part of our lives. Skippy's Bar and Grill is an Australian Sports bar and Steak Restaurant located in the Philippines! First branch: The Forum, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig specifically at Federacion Drive corner 7th Avenue after 26th Avenue.

Torque Early Christmas Gift Guide: New #Androidaffordable Phones

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Filipino brand Torque mobile phones has the unwavering commitment to deliver quality and affordable products at par with foreign brands to the local mobile phone market. It is proud to have continuously kept pace with the constant quest for new breakthroughs in terms of design and functionality.

With its almost six years’ experience in the industry, Torque developed different products from entry level to high-end fashionable smartphones. Torque launches its new line-up of Affordable Android Smart Phones:

The DROIDZ Smart, DROIDZ Inspire, DROIDZ Trend, DROIDZ Easy and DROIDZ Zap.

Since us, Filipinos observe the start of Christmas season in early September, the new line-up of DROIDZ phones is best for presents to your loved ones. Capture sweet and memorable memories this Christmas with this new DROIDZ series of phones!

Torque continues in innovating mobile devices with powerful processors, stylish designs, long battery life, and high grade specs at affordable prices, so look out for more!

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Click

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Adrian is a sixteen year old senior high school studying in a prestigious private school. Adrian, together with his classmates, was the apple of the eye of their school. Their classroom consisted only of the best students on the school.

It was the night before their school festival so their class was staying late to prepare their classroom for the event. It took them until ten o’clock when they finished they work. Instead of going home already, they stayed for a bit more insisting that they want to make remembrances for such an event, until they heard a loud bang from downstairs of the school.

They heard a loud clicking after the loud thump. They were all getting nervous until David and Ms. Joni went outside to check what was happening outside. Silence followed after the two left the room, until a loud scream echoed through the halls. Adrian immediately went outside to see what happened to them.

He only found David when he went outside, but when David saw him, he told him to run back into the classroom. Curious but scared, he followed what David told him. But what he saw inside the classroom was a nightmare. His classmates were dead and in morbid states. He broke down when he saw his beloved girlfriend sliced in half.

Adrian couldn’t remember anything after that. Everything was back to normal except that his classmates’, as well as his teacher’s, existence were gone. He tried to tell anyone about what he experienced but no one dared to believe him. He gave up on trying to prove something that also he couldn’t understand and tried to live a normal life instead, clearing his conscience by telling the reader the whole thing he knew.

Read on below for the story.

Beauty Blossoms in Manila with Pixy!

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Mandom Philippines Corporation officially launched its Japanese cosmetics brand PIXY, at Whitespace Manila a few weeks ago. PIXY cosmetics made its way into the Philippines after showering beauty across Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia to bring the best of truly Asian beauty!

With the arrival of Pixy, flawless skin, girlish shades, and big beautiful eyes that you see on Japan’s most fashionable streets have never been closer at hand! No need to hit the drugstores of Tokyo to try your favorite Japanese looks - the best has come to our doorsteps!

PIXY is a Japanese-formulated and Indonesian-manufactured make-up line which flatters skin tones, while infusing the same light-reflecting, skin-perfecting properties, making Japanese cosmetics high in demand.

In each gleaming compact and sleek tube, Pixy offers the best of the ladylike “gal” trend with a twist: it’s now affordable, wearable, and incredibly easy to do. Pixy acts as your loyal beauty companion: each pretty pink product fits neatly in your handbag, promising to awaken your youthful glow and creative spirit no matter where you are!

Wazzup Pilipinas Promotes Collaboration at the Microphone Club Radio Show

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Your friendly neighborhood pambansang bloggers were once again among the special guests at The Microphone Clubradio show being aired at Katropa radio DWDD 1134 AM last Sunday August 31, 2014.

Wazzup Pilipinas bloggers composed of Ross Del Rosario, founder of Wazzup Pilipinas, and Ronnie Bernardo of Helicon Projects visited radio station to guest at The Microphone Club radio show which is aired every Sunday from 11 to 12 am and anchored by Cannon Lee.

They promoted the upcoming events of Wazzup Pilipinas and were also given the opportunity to mingle with the rest of the guests, specifically the graduates of The Microphone Club, for further collaboration.

It is amazing to hear the youth talking about more productive ways to spend their time especially with regards to using their skills and talents towards meaningful collaboration with potential customers and partners.

Their voice acting talents will be very useful in video productions for voice overs and intros on our video blogging activities especially that we are planning to take our "vlogging" into the next level.

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute: Nurturing Life for a Brighter Future

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The wallpaper design of their desktop wall were the words "Rest when you're dead, Challenge yourself." For me it was quite appropriate for our goals that persists. I could relate to the meaning since I am probably among those that even forget to rest if in the middle of an idea that is worth fulfilling. I believe I will only get tired, lose my motivation and lessen the flames of my burning desire if I pause for a while.

I love to pursue goals that would benefit as much people possible. I do it not just for me but for everyone else. There is something inside that is screaming for better living opportunities for my fellowmen. There is the need to bring out hope for a better future where people are united in one common goal - to serve the people.

This is why I admire organizations that were intentionally setup to make our lives better. Such as institutions that were created to further provide better education to our students. We all know that the opportunity to better employment starts from a a strong educational background which one could only get from a reputable school whose primary aim is to equip our children with enough knowledge to better serve the people.

Such an institution is the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) "is a full- complement medical and health allied institution that provides holistic, excellent, and premium health professions education, health care, and research services in a nurturing God-centered environment as it pursues its commitment of Nurturing life.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Brandon Vera and Rich Franklin Highlights One FC this December 5

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December 5, 2014 will be another highly anticipated date as One Fighting Championship (One FC) highlights it with the presence of Brandon "The Truth" Vera, one of the most dangerous big men in the mixed martial arts arena. He is the mean Muay Thai vicious machine that you should respect and fear both at the same time, if ever that is possible.He has struck terror to his every opponent because of his bludgeoning punches and thunderous kicks.

But what I like best with Brandon is that he is proud to say that he is a Filipino. He may not be pure Filipino due to his foreign blood of American and Italian, but he is truly a Filipino for being proud of it and making sure everyone knows about it, from the moment he steps on the ring and until he finishes his fight.

He humored us during the interview portion held at the NBA Cafe of SM Aura a few days ago with his almost fluent Tagalog or Filipino dialect that wowed the members of the media. His answer to every question was not as serious like the other guys who've been coming to the Philippines. This is probably because of the fact that he is happy to be at home here in the Philippines where he would have opportunities to go around and visit his roots and heritage.

CAMPI Announces Exciting Launches at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show

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In celebration of the Philippine automotive industry’s exponential growth, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), the country’s largest auto industry organization, gathers motoring industry players for the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) happening on September 18-21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Themed “Progress in Motion”, the country’s most authoritative car show serves as a platform to champion milestones and successes achieved by the local automotive industry. The event is not only a great avenue for unique motoring experience, but also to showcase fun-filled activities and exciting launches from the top car manufacturers and distributors in the country.

Last September 2, CAMPI held a night of festivity in anticipation for the success of the 5th PIMS. This is one of CAMPI’s way of showing gratitude and appreciation to all partners and stakeholders for their continued support for the industry.

To further excite the public, some of the most anticipated car launches were announced during the program. The 5th PIMS is set to feature unique displays from the 17 participating brands namely BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JEEP, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: (UN)Intended

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This story greatly shows how men can easily dominate women. How they use their own natural strength to win over their captives. Their superiority over the inferior ones. But we can change this fact. We can change this by our decisions, by our own choices. We shouldn’t easily put our trust into them. We should follow our mind and instincts and it will lead us to the right path. Following our feelings are obscure decisions that shouldn’t be made.

Avery made a wrong decision when she agreed to come with Ysselb. First she was being reluctant but she followed her own heart. She brought her life to an end point. That was her mistake. Yes she gained information about the death of her twin and she had the chance to escape from the hands of Ysselb but it was too late.

Michele Obama quoted, you can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen. From this, we should stand up for what we believe. We should face our situations courageously. In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.

New San Jose Builders Re-Launched Victoria de Manila 2 at the "I Love Manila" Open House

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More than a city, Manila is a breathing and living entity that has the power to captivate both its long-time residents and passersby. But as the Philippine capital continued to evolve through the years, it was able to keep pieces of its heritage through the walled streets of Intramuros and art deco buildings in Escolta.

Manila also boasts of the best sunset view at the baywalk along Roxas Boulevard. Also at the heart of the city is the iconic Luneta Park, which houses the historical Rizal monument as well as open lawns ideal for family picnics. A trip to Manila wouldn’t be complete without tasting authentic Chinese delicacies in Binondo and hunting for bargain finds in Quiapo and Divisoria.

Because of its distinct character and rich cultural history, New San Jose Builders Inc. (NSJBI) has chosen Manila as the location of its new high-rise condominium building—the Victoria de Manila 2.

To drum in its theme of “I love Manila,” Victoria de Manila 2 held an open house at Ibarra’s Garden, Ermita, last August 29, 2014. A motorcade was also held earlier along streets and barangays surrounding Victoria de Manila 2. There was also a short program held that night at the venue where they featured artists Los Viajeros, to the delight of the women crowd, and DJ Lara A of 107.5 Win Radio as host. Lots of prizes and games were given away to the attendees.

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