Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: The Window

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"Julius’s ghost talked to Andrew that night and told him how he was and gave him a talk about life and sacrifice. The next morning, Andrew asked the nurse to open the window and asked her to tell him what was happening outside. The nurse said there was nothing outside but the ruins of an old school. Andrew just smiled."
Sacrifice is sometimes the “best escape route” to problems. If you can’t let go of something, let yourself go. Nothing is permanent in this world, so it means that in time, everything will fade away.

We can see in this story that the individual (pertaining to our character named Julius) decided for himself. He sacrificed himself for the betterment of others and to give importance to life. As an individual, he elaborated his core values of being a defeated person and he gave his own light to shine in others’ darkness. He is determined by his own free will and he had a choice for himself. His individuality transcends towards the bounds of dependency which can be found in the part where he was called for surgery. He did not hesitate and he knew he made a good choice for himself.

As for Andrew, our other character, he served as a contrast for Julius. He was dependent. He was in his darkness and only receives the light from somebody. His uncapability for independence was flourishing throughout the story, so as to enhance Julius’s character (irregardless of his age).

Below is our original short story for the day.

Duman Duman! Get Some Before It’s All Gone This December at Sugarleaf Makati

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Imagine a variety of grain that is planted only in a couple of weeks in select rice paddies in only a couple towns in Pampanga then harvested as the cool breeze of the holiday months sweep the rice fields. Processing this grain is a colourful undertaking in itself–from harvesting in early dawn, to winnowing, toasting and pounding to remove the chaff. For every hectare planted with this special variety yields a mere 4.5 cavans of grain while a harvest of the normal variety of rice yields up to 300 cavans.

Due to the limited harvest quantity, which was fortunately spared by the typhoons that hit Central Luzon this year, the demand for duman is much greater than the supply. However, despite its rather steep price, those who’ve enjoyed it vouch that it is worth every grain. It may be consumed by itself, rather like breakfast cereal, or taken with steaming gatas damulag (carabao milk) or tsokolate de batirol (frothy native chocolate).

Sugarleaf Makati shares this prized delicacy in limited quantities to residents of the metropolis. Together with La Moderna’s artisan bakery products as well as other carefully selected healthyummy food and non-food products.

AMD Launches AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics, “Never Settle: Space Edition” Game Bundle

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The GCN-powered AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card enables best-in-class gaming experiences in the most demanding games at 1080p and beyond, comes bundled with new games.

AMD recently launched the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card, serving as the newest desktop GPU in the award-winning AMD Radeon R9 series graphics family.

The Radeon R9 285 graphics card brings the robust feature set of AMD’s Radeon R9 290 series graphics, like support for Project FreeSync and AMD TrueAudio technology, to even more gamers.

The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card has been designed to run the most demanding games with ultimate settings at 1080p and beyond.

AMD first unveiled the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card during its 30 Years of Graphics & Gaming event on August 23, 2014. It comes packed with the latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture³ innovations like support for the upcoming DirectX12 and AMD’s revolutionary Mantle API.

Raymond Kawataki Go and Jessie Mondares Back-to-Back Shows at Cevio Art House

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In his second solo show and comeback exhibition, Of Gods and Patriots, artist Raymond Katawaki Go delves into the question of power and its immanent contradictions by projecting ancient and contemporary images, of the religious and the secular in an attempt to call and respond to myth and reality. These arresting images turn into a social introspection to review the historical past and institutional ideas that are so intrinsic to intervention and inquiry but with a pulse on the present based on the artist’s understanding and impressions of these realities.

After years of hiatus, Kawataki Go comebacks with a major show at Cevio that re-registers his remarkable artistic skills and passion for art and instigation of critical thoughts.

Meanwhile for his fourth solo exhibition, Messengers, Jessie Mondares personifies his work as messengers, acting as a metaphor and as a material carrier of his intentions and ongoing aesthetic actions.    Mondares mixed media paintings have are rendered with palpable exploit on pen and ink and acrylic. His collocation of elements that are often layers of discernible--- figures and anatomical fragments of humans and animals with expanded limbs and exaggerated forms meshed with patterns, lines and o ther assigned elements and certain motifs morphing in shapes and reappearing liberally in his paintings.

The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) Seminars

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Celebrating its 20th efficacious year as the Asia’s largest gathering of building and construction professionals, the 2nd decade of the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX ) will be setting its ground on March 11 – 15, 2015 and will be stretching its mark at the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM). WORLDBEX will also be occupying the WTCMMEast Wing Tents A and B, and the entire length of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) which marks it as the grandest construction event held annually in the country.

With the theme, “Building Vision in the Realm of ASEAN Integration”, WORLDBEX is primarily recognized to fortify and develop the economic resilience of the construction and architectural industry among the ASEAN countries.

In conjunction with this resolution, the exhibition will also incorporate the 17thWORLDBEX Seminars which are held traditionally to connect altered local and international professionals in the business. A total 12 well-renowned trade speakers based around the globe, will discuss the latest trends & technologies in the field of construction running from March 12 to 14, 2015, four (4) sessions daily will be conducted at the PTTC Seminar Rooms.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Manhattan Love Story: Sony Channel’s Charming New Romantic Comedy Will Have You Smitten!

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Manhattan Love Story is a new romantic comedy based on this simple premise: The only way to maintain relationships—with lovers, spouses, family, co-workers, or friends—is to keep most of our thoughts to ourselves. Dana (Analeigh Tipton, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Peter (Jake McDorman, Shameless) travel through the complicated terrain of modern-day relationship in this new romantic comedy.

The show has an extra dimension: the audience will hear Dana and Peter’s inner thoughts, highlighting the differences of men and women in dating and find out what they are really thinking when they say something.
Dana is from Atlanta and moves to New York to chase her dreams. When she gets a job, her colleagues started losing theirs and put the blame on her. She keeps a naive and innocent disposition despite these setbacks in high hopes that her colleagues will once again like her. She is determined to succeed in the Big Apple in both career and love.

Peter, on the other hand, is a cynical New Yorker who works for his dad at the family’s business. He has dated so many women to the point that he does not remember their names when he sees them on the street.

Immaculately Funny New Show ‘Jane the Virgin’ Premieres on Sony Channel

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Loosely adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela of the same name, Jane the Virgin is a delightful new dramedy on Sony Channel.

Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) has been convinced of two life truths owing it all to her overbearing grandmother Alba – first, that telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment; and second, that all women must protect their virginity at all costs. Now at 23, she is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher and a writer while supporting herself with a job at a new hotel in Miami.

All the years of watching telenovelas with her mother Xiomara (known as “Xo”) and her devout grandmother gave Jane a slightly unrealistic view of love – Her sexy, young-at-heart mom Xo was an unwed mother at 16 who continues to live her life as a performer at local clubs while looking for a new man. Her grandmother Alba on the other hand is a devout and prayerful lady with religion at the center of her life. Both women share a special place in Jane’s life and continue to root for her as an ambitious and compassionate woman despite their conflicting influences on Jane.

All of Jane’s meticulous life plans are turned upside down during her life-changing routine check up when she is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room. Unbeknownst to her, the specimen belongs to Rafael (Justin Baldoni), a reformed playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but also a former summer crush of hers.

Téa Leoni Makes Her TV Comeback with Madam Secretary

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Madam Secretary revolves around the life of Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), the shrewd, determined, and brilliant former CIA analyst now working as a college professor. However, after a controversy that involves a plane crash, McCord returns to public service at the request of her old friend, and the current President of the United States (Keith Carradine).

McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her charming assistant Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). McCord’s flair for diplomacy and high standards for ethics have enabled her to take on daunting political tasks such as debating third world problems, finessing foreign dignitaries at work, as well as battling it out with the President’s combative Chief of Staff Russell Jackson. As a dedicated wife and mother, she ends each day at work going home to her supportive husband, Henry, and their two bright children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.

Sony Channel’s new political drama stars Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord), Tim Daly (Henry McCord), Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver), Zeljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson), Patina Miller (Daisy Grant), Erich Bergen (Blake Moran), Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney), Katherine Herzer (Alison McCord), and Evan Roe (Jason McCord).

How To Get Away With Murder: Meet Your New TV Obssession!

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Sony Channel announced today that “How To Get Away With Murder”, executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal”) will premiere on October 15, 2014 at 9:05 p.m. on the Sony Channel.

Academy-Award nominee Viola Davis stars as the brilliant, charismatic criminal law professor who is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor would be. She teaches a course she boldly refers to as “How To Get Away With Murder”, choosing the brightest students in her class to join her at her firm.

"I don’t know what terrible things you’ve done in your life up to this point, but clearly your karma’s out of balance to get assigned my class. I’m Professor Annalise Keating and this is Criminal Law 100, or as I prefer to call it, How to Get Away with Murder."

SPT Networks, Asia Re-Brands beTV in the Philippines as Sony Channel

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New Series Include “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Madam Secretary,” “Manhattan Love Story,” and “Jane The Virgin”

Top-Rated Series “The Night Shift” and “Nashville” Set To Return

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia is set to dazzle viewers in the Philippines with a new look for beTV. Debuting October 15, Sony Channel will be the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment.

Sony Channel will feature some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies. New programming will include “How to Get Away with Murder,” the latest drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal”, “Grey’s Anatomy”). Other new series coming to Sony Channel include White House drama “Madam Secretary,” starring Téa Leoni; romantic comedy “Manhattan Love Story”; as well as the comedic drama “Jane The Virgin.”

“We believe there is an opportunity in the Philippines for a general entertainment destination that is female focused, but also male inclusive. These four new series are smart, edgy and driven by strong women -- a perfect fit for the new Sony Channel brand,” said Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television.

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and Chief Executive Officer

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AMD recently announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part of a transition plan. Read will support the transition in an advisory role, remaining with the company through the end of 2014.

“Leadership succession planning has been a joint effort between Rory and the board and we felt that Lisa’s expertise and proven leadership in the global semiconductor industry make this an ideal time for her to lead the company,” said Bruce Claflin, chairman of AMD’s board of directors. “The board looks forward to continuing to work with Lisa and the rest of the senior management team to build on the company’s momentum. I would also like to thank Rory for his many accomplishments and contributions positioning AMD for long-term success by helping to create a strong foundation and clear path to re-establish the company’s growth and profitability.”

Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Su said, “I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to lead AMD during this important time of transformation. Our world-class technology assets combined with the incredible talent and passion of the AMD team provide us with a unique opportunity to shape the future of computing. I look forward to expanding on the strong foundation we have built under Rory’s leadership as we develop industry-leading technologies and products for a diverse set of markets to drive sustainable and profitable growth.”

Professional Blogging Summit: Ross Del Rosario as Panelist

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A By-Invitation only Professional Blogging Summit will be held on October 18, 2014 and your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger was invited as one of the panelist/speakers. To guide me on what to say, I decided to write about it here as reference to my discussion later during the event.

This will surely be an interesting event as we are tasked to talk about how our blog started and other topics namely how to maintain a professional bloggers and social media specialists network. We will be sharing insights on how we started our blog and social media network, recruitment, and relationship management.

I am grateful that it was Miss Janette Toral of Digital Filipino herself who invited me to the event. It is an honor to be lined up with respectable bloggers who already made a name for themselves and consider their blog as highly active, influential and wide-reaching.

I've been telling everyone that it was her who was my biggest influence on why I decided to pursue a blogging effort. Not that I wanted to make it as a source of income, but as a way to be informed of what's happening around me, get the opportunity to learn about new things and be able to express myself effectively by sharing what I have learned by blogging about my experiences.

Superbook Season 2 Premiers October 11

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Good news to all Superbook lovers and fans! Finally, the long wait is over!

Superbook Season 2 will air on Philippine TV for the first time in ABS-CBN beginning October 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Packed with  13 all-new and exciting episodes, Superbook Season 2 is definitely the perfect bonding and learning time for the families.

Superbook lovers will surely enjoy watching their favorite Superbook characters Chris, Joy and Gizmo as Superbook surprises them to experience new adventures, meet new friends and new heroes, explore new places and discover new lessons based on the greatest story book ever written -The Bible.

For our first Superbook Season 2 episode, we will meet Jonah, a man who was tasked by God to do a very special mission. Will he do it? Find out this Satuday, October 11,  9:30 on ABS-CBN. Invite the whole family and your friends. Don't miss this amazing trip back in time!

Infinity Resort of Puerto Galera: A Fabulous Lunch Served at The Brae

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To continue with our lovely weekend adventure at Infinity Resort of Puerto Galera, we found ourselves surrounded with so many great choices for dishes including a full Japanese menu, with The Brae being the only restaurant in Puerto Galera that serves authentic Japanese cuisines.

However, since it was our first time at the Infinity Resort dining at The Brae, we decided to order a mix of dishes from the menus.

Your friendly neighborhood pambansang bloggers ordered a feast that would satisfy all senses, from the smell, to the presentation, the texture, and the taste - everything were simply almost perfect. You would not ask for more, except more sumptuous dishes from their fully-equipped kitchen manned by outstanding chefs.

It was already lunch time but we couldn't go splurge on a heavy meal since we were off to a tour around Puerto Galera immediately afterwards. I have to mention the zipline so I need to be light...hehehe

We've explained last time what The Brae means so we won't be repeating it here but you may refer to our previous blog post about it when we had our breakfast.

e-Blog Mo Na Yan! September 25 Episode Was All About Pixy and Persia Grill

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Last September 25, 2014 episode of e-Blog Mo Na Yan! segment of Vigattin Radio Radyo Inquirer and Wazzup Pilipinas partnership was all about beauty and make-up cosmetics courtesy of our in-studio guests Pixy Marketing Manager and BrandSpeak Asia PR, plus a phone patch with Persia Grill owner Kian Kazemi.

Guest blogger for that Saturday was Rattus Yu of who is a beauty, food and lifestyle blogger.

Pixy talked about the new line of cosmetics all the way from Japan but with the products being very applicable to Asian skin. Our guests were all wearing the Pixy brand and we got to witness how natural their make-up were. Pixy also explained the different line of products available and their reasonable prices making it a must necessity for all your make-up needs.

Kian Kazemi was interviewed over his mobile phone since he was out of town during that moment. He shared to us the background and history of Persia Grill of which was influenced by his Iranian father. Kian is half-Iranian because his mother is a Filipino.

Persia Grill already has 10 branches operational of which the newest is their Blue Bay Walk branch along Macapagal Avenue near Mall of Asia complex, and will soon be coming out with more branches soon like one in BF Homes Paranaque along Aguirre Avenue.

Borderless ASEAN Tourism: Making It Work For The Philippines

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Gearing up for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic integration in 2015, the attitude of Filipinos toward tourism has changed. There is now the willingness to learn and perform better than before.

ASEAN, comprising of Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, is improving cooperation and “borderless” travel among the 10 member-states.

The idea is to make the most of seamless travel resulting from integration and to create an “ASEAN hub” in the country.

Last September 29 at Dusit Thani Manila, many stakeholders of Tourism gathered together for the Borderless ASEAN Tourism: Making It Work For The Philippines event. It was led by no less than Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. who provided the Keynote speech, and organized by the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) led by Rosanna Tuason-Fores who gave the Welcome Remarks.

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative: Make a Difference with Your Great Ideas

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It is a shame to keep those bright ideas hidden. Let it shine through by sharing it with the rest of the world. Join the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and make a difference in your community.

Launched last 2013 by no less than United States President Barack Obama, it was designed to support the youth who are concerned with the economic development, environmental protection, education and civic engagement in Southeast Asia including our country the Philippines.

The YSEALI organization from the US Embassy setup a networking night a few days ago last September 30 and was held at A Space in Makati city.

They also conducted an elevator pitch slam contest that some of the attendees joined and prepared before the get-together. 

An Elevator Pitch Slam is a fun place to practice your elevator pitch skills.  It is done like a poetry slam, in front of a live audience who then participate in feedback.  The best pitch has to satisfy the crowd as well as meet the standards of the judges.

The Jacksons Concert at Solaire Resort & Casino

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Celebrate the Jacksons’ extraordinary career and witness music history first hand on November 3, 2014, 8.00 pm at the Solaire Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort & Casino.

Adored by millions of fans the world over, the Jacksons forever changed the landscape of popular music. When siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito Jackson rose to fame with their late brother Michael in the 1970s, they instantly became an unstoppable global sensation. The Jacksons' unique brand of soulful pop-funk, their lengthy catalogue of hits, and their impeccable live performances have made them one of the most beloved musical acts of all time.

Idols unlike any other in music history, the Jacksons redefined, reinvented, and reinvigorated popular music as we know it. Classic #1 hits such as “ABC,” “I Found That Girl,” “I Want You Back,” and “I’ll Be There,” catapulted the group to superstardom. With nine #1 hits and 14 Top 10 hits, the group has certainly left it mark on the charts. These timeless tracks remain every bit as infectious, incomparable, and iconic today as when they were first released.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Buen Viaje to Spain with The Travel Corporation and Enjoy Savings

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Celebrate Spanish National Day on 12 October and enjoy savings for 2015 summer holidays to Spain!

In line with the Spanish National Day celebrations, The Travel Corporation and its key brands (Trafalgar, Insight Vacations and Contiki) would like to highlight its new 2015 Spanish itineraries that cater to travellers of all ages and varied interests. More importantly, guests can take advantage of Early Payment Discounts of up to 10 percent for travel in 2015 when they book and pay by 12 February 2015.

Trafalgar – 11 Days Northern Spain from USD $2,250

This exciting Northern Spain trip by Trafalgar showcases the ultra-modern urban treats of Bilbao, like the landmark Guggenheim museum, and rural spots, like Covadonga and the Picos de Europa National Park. Handpicked Insider Experiences include sipping icy cider of Oviedo in one of the town’s ‘siderias’ or cider houses, and hearing about the town’s love of the drink while enjoying the cool nectar.

Sightseeing Highlights

· City tour of Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca and Madrid
· Orientations of Pamplona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander and Oviedo
· Scenic drive through the Picos de Europa
· Visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga, the fishing village of Luarca, St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the University of Salamanca and the Prado Museum in Madrid

CBN Asia 20th Anniversary: Continuing to Proclaim Christ and Transform Lives

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Your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger was invited last October 7, 2014 to attend the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Christina Broadcasting Network (CBN) Asia. The event was held at the Every Nation Assembly Hall located in Bonifacio Global City.

CBN Asia brought us the endearing The 700 Club originally hosted by Pat Roberston, and the Superbook animation series which I grew up with imagining going along with the trips to the Bible stories hanging out with Gizmo.

I can say that both shows were a great influence for me since we often watch them during those times they originally aired on GMA 7. I can still remember my parents, and grandparents, tuning in to The 700 Club, and my brothers and I were always looking forward to every episode of the Superbook. Now, that the cartoon has evolved into a 3D "reimagined" version, we still continue to find joy in reminiscing the memorable childhood days.

UFS Culinary Festival 2014: Sharing Food and Restaurant Tips and Trends

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Food entrepreneurs composed of chefs, culinary experts and businessmen running restaurants, food kiosks or stalls, teaching in schools, participating in food markets, have their own buildings, or situated in malls, shared their insights on what are currently trending in the food industry.

The event started with the hosting of Luanne Dy, an Unang Hirit co-host, and the welcome remarks of Colin Butler, Managing Director of Unilever Food Solutions. Followed by RJ Ledesma as first speaker of the day who talked about the Mercator Centrale Food Market and what are currently trending in the restaurant or food industry. Executive Chef Robby Goco of the famous Cyma restaurant was second speaker who also talked about Food Trends.

RJ Ledesma used a presentation acquired from Anton Diaz's food blog which says that we need to be able to distinguish a trend from a fad and that the current trends nowadays are slow but healthy foods like organic food restaurants, white linens are out and casual fine dining is in, restaurants are now of hipster design, unconventional location but surprisingly yummy foods, Filipino dishes are in composed of Filipino ingredients, flavors and artists, and street food markets are in.

Chef Robby Goco says food trends are like fashion trends because they come and go and speak of the times. When not in current style, food appears dated, unappealing and not so fresh.Good examples are the ramen, burgers, the cronuts, and the brookies which are like the bell bottoms and loom bands which are more like a fad. Breakfast are still in demand but on the healthier side, and that food trucks never caught on in the country because of licensing issues.

KL Tower Serviced Residences: A Special Family Weekend Staycation

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It's very rare that our entire family could spend so much time together. Usually it would just be dining out or watching a special blocked screening of a movie. We are therefore very grateful to have an opportunity to experience a family staycation to give us more time for some much-needed family bonding.

But due to the hectic work schedules waiting for us come weekdays, we cannot afford to travel long distances just to find an accommodation suited for a few days of temporary respite from work and, in the case of our children, study. What we need is a quality and soothing place that will still allow us to relax while still able to easily go back to our daily routines afterwards.

Just a few blocks away from the Greenbelt Mall is KL Tower Serviced Residences, our chosen home for the weekend. Located in Makati’s business district of Legaspi Village,  it is the ideal location to keep closely in touch with everything else in Metro Manila. Makati is very accessible to anything you'll need since you'll find almost everything within just a few walks to its malls that literally side-by-side with each other.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Techbox Philippines Expands Into Online Retail Business

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Techbox Philippines, the fastest growing gadget retail chain in the country, is expanding into the online retail segment by launching its official online store,

“We are launching our online store ahead of schedule because of the overwhelming clamor of people in areas without a Techbox retail outlet. We will also utilize this channel as a convenient way for customers to purchase our bundles and promos,” says Angela Gutierrez, Business Unit Head for Techbox Philippines.

“Our customers will enjoy first-in-the-market products through the Techbox Philippines online shopping site. And what’s more, we will create exclusive bundles for our customers so they can enjoy the most up-to-date gadgets at an affordable price,” added Gutierrez.

Techbox Philippines is known for selling original gadgets at a lower price. The last Techbox Mega Brands Warehouse Sale happened last June 13-15 and grossed over P10million pesos on the first day alone. The sale featured discounts of up to 80% from brands such as Lenovo, Nokia, LG, HTC, Philips, Belkin, and Nikon.

Herbalife Wellness Tour Returns to Asia Pacific

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Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has announced the launch of its second Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour, which will see six of its Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) members and experts visit a total of 25 cities in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Building on the success of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour held in April this year, which recorded an attendance of 22,000 across the region, this October edition of the Tour seeks to further amplify public awareness of the importance of balanced nutrition and healthy lifestyles in an increasingly time-strapped world.

"The trends of rising obesity rates, ageing population and mounting health consciousness are not showing signs of slowing down. With the return of the Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour, Herbalife seeks to highlight the impact of these issues, and impart practical, balanced nutrition tips and positive lifestyle habits to help people live healthier lives in today's busy world. The visiting NAB members and experts will also conduct training for our Independent Herbalife Members, equipping them with nutrition knowledge to better serve their customers," said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

Philippine Retailers Association Partners with Ex-link Events for the 3rd Customer Loyalty Conference

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PRA is the leading organization for Filipino retailers in the country. It is the pulse and voice of the retail industry in the country. The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) first came into being as the Chamber of Philippine Department Stores and Retailers, Inc. (CPDSRI) in 1976. In 1991, after winning the bid to host the 6th Asian Retailers Conference and Expo, the bi-annual event of the Federation of Asian Retail Associations (FARA), the Chamber changed its name into Philippine Retailers Association and adopted the now famous shopping bag logo.

Next year, PRA is hosting the Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) where retailers all over the world will converge here in the country.

The 3rd Customer Loyalty Conference is the longest running conference for customer loyalty and rewards program. Loyalty Managers, CRM Managers, Social Media Managers, Content Marketing Managers, Chief Marketing Managers, and Business Owners gather in this event to learn the latest trends in the loyalty and rewards program.

The 3rd Customer Loyalty Conference is set this October 24, 2014 at New World Hotel.

The event is produced and organized by Exlinkevents – Business Events Management in the Philippines. For participation and partnerships call tel. no. 643-3887 or visit

Philippine Marketing Association Partners with Ex-link Events for the 3rd Customer Loyalty Conference and Expo

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The Philippine Marketing Association (PMA), a 6o year old association, partners with Exlink Events to present the 3rd Loyalty Conference and Expo in the Philippines, slated this October 24, 2014 at New World Hotel, Makati City.

PMA recognizing that Loyalty and Rewards program is a great marketing tool co-presented the event to give the marketing practitioners the necessary knowledge on how to create and implement a successful Loyalty and Rewards Program.

Customers love engagement that the Brands implement – the best way to implement it is to have a Loyalty and Rewards Program.

The 3rd Customer Loyalty Conference and Expo is the first and leading knowledge event for Loyalty and Rewards Program in the Philippines.

Thought leaders from leading companies in Asia will share their expertise on how to run a successful loyalty and rewards program.

Only very few slots remain to have one you may call now at tel. no 643-3887.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Star Wars Reads Day Philippines 2014 is Free and Open to the Public

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Got a little Jedi or Sith in the family? Register the youngling for activities at Star Wars Reads Day Philippines 2014!

Celebrate reading and literacy, Star Wars-style! Join us on October 11 for a fun day of arts and crafts, storytelling, stormtroopers and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Lots of other awesome stuff lined up for fans of all ages. Exhibits, storytelling, tabletop games, and of course a chance to meet and greet the characters of Star Wars! 

Slots and materials for the arts and crafts station are quite limited, so we recommend you register right away! Just going for the photo ops? You can do that all day, no need to sign up your kid!

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