Saturday, October 18, 2014

Beauty Fair and Boys & Girls Bazaar is Until October 19 at Elements Centris

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Christmas season is definitely just around the corner. I can feel the generosity of many people as we see a lot already window-shopping for possible gift ideas, if not already buying whatever they find cute useful, unique or interesting, as early as the "ber" months so they can also shorten their Christmas gift list.

We are actually tempted to buy early as many bazaars are now starting to make their presence felt all over the metro. Recently, the biggest mall chain in the country just had their big mall sale in some of their branches of which that one in the Ortigas area also caused a lot of traffic jams.

Twiin Concepts has also organized a back-to-back bazaar for beauty, and boys and girls, where lots of cosmetics, retail and novelty items where showcased. This is being held for three days from October 17 (Friday) to 19 (Sunday) at the Elements Centris in Quezon City. This means readers wll still have an opportunity to visit the event until tomorrow.

Five Things to Expect from Philippine Real Estate Over the Next Few Years

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With the Philippines emerging as one of Asia’s bright spots and a darling of international investors, it is clear to say that the country’s real estate market is experiencing its best years not seen since the onset of the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Even the global downturn of 2008 did little to dampen the country’s exuberant business climate.

Although it seems that the Philippine real estate market is at its best time yet, more opportunities are expected over the next few years. Lamudi lists down five of these.

1. The Rise of Real Estate’s Sunshine Industries

Although the residential sector is experiencing its most vibrant years, there are still other segments that could provide plenty of opportunities. One of these is properties intended for retirees.

According to Cely Delos Santos, a licensed real estate consultant and vice president of full-service consultancy firm REHub, properties catering to wellness and medical tourism and estates for retirees are considered sunrise industries that promise huge growth over the next few years, especially now that the Philippines is fast becoming a favorite retirement option among foreign retirees and returning Filipinos.

PLDT Home Fibr Sponsors the Philippine Men's & Women's Volleyball Teams for 2015 SEA Games

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Selfie with the men and women of the Philippine Volleyball Team was easy, thanks to a selfie monopod provided by a fellow blogger with the name of Ivan the Sporty Guy who was also present at the press conference where they launched the individuals that make up the team.

The presscon was held at the New World Hotel in Makati last October 17, 2014, and attended by members of the media.

PLDT HOME Fibr will be sponsoring this year's Philippine Volleyball teams. 36 players - 18 women and 18 men, will be trained for the upcoming SEA games in June 2015.

36 is a lot of names so I will just update this post as soon as I get the soft copy of the press release containing all 36 names.

But for now, I would like to share that the team is composed of both veteran and newbie volleyball personalities that underwent extreme selection based on significant criteria established by the management team.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Light Through the Darkness

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This story is all about love between humans and other creatures. In this story you can find love when the human tries to help the bizarre creature named Tiffany when she had an injury. When the war stops between the humans and bizarre creatures, you can also find love on that part because they forgive each other to have a peaceful life. You can also find love when Tiffany and the human creature confessed their feelings to each other and when the human creature set Tiffany free because of the reason that she cannot stay longer in their place.

This story intends to advice you that if you really love someone and there is a problem with his or her health that he or she may possibly die anytime, you should set him or her free because you know that he/she cannot live for a long period of time in this world and you know that you would just hurt him or her a lot if ever you will set him or her free during the time when you have deeper feelings to each other. Maybe he or she was not beside you but the memory he or she left in your heart will last forever.

Below is our short story for the day. Please read on and enjoy.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Japanese Art of Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Workshop at Yuchengco Museum

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Are you tired of wrapping your Christmas gifts the same old way? Give yourself a headstart this Christmas and make your holiday season more eco-friendly by trying the Japanese art of Furoshiki gift wrapping.

The Japanese art of Furoshiki gift wrapping uses pieces of cloth as the wrapper. Learn how you can use a bandana or handkerchief to wrap gifts of different shapes and sizes. Using traditional Furoshiki techniques with today's ribbons and charms, discover how you can wrap gifts that friends and family will want to receive first and unwrap last.

Yuchengco Museum located at RCBC Building Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia) corner Ayala Avenue, Makati

Strategic brand planner Vicky Ortega's passion is gift wrapping. She loves finding unique ways to wrap gifts for her family and friends.

Marketing consultant Nenette Sadiua is currently taking her second bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Her passion is preparing creative gift baskets.

WD Introduces Cold-Data-Storage HDDs Optimized for the Modern Datacenter

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WD, world leader in storage deployed for modern datacenters, today announced its innovative WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters. Built on a platform to achieve optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), WD Ae hard drives utilize the lowest possible power consumption and a Progressive Capacity™ model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures.

“Modern datacenter customers came to us with a need for an HDD solution designed specifically for ever-expanding cold-data repositories,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, storage technology, WD. “Now in our third generation with over 700 petabytes deployed, WD is bringing the WD Ae drive to the broader market, representing another vital component of WD’s capacity storage portfolio, which delivers features and product attributes optimized for the rapidly evolving storage market.”

The expanding scale of data creation and the corresponding need to retain, preserve and extract value from that data creates a new and unique challenge for large-scale datacenter entities. Reliable, long-term data management for massive-scale data storage is becoming ever more critical. The conventional tools and technologies for cost-effective storage are not effective in massive-scale datacenters, so entirely new approaches to storage architectures and associated component technology are emerging.

Krrrispy Ribs in Kraaazy Town Courtesy of Krazy Garlik

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Looking for a new reason to shiver these -ber months? How about experiencing the newest crunchy goodness from Krazy Garlik? Discover a whole new world of crunch as Krazy Garlik introduces its newest addition to the Kraaazy menu: the Krrrispy Ribs.

It’s a sumptuous A dish that is deep fried ribs tossed in garlic bits, dried shrimp, fresh chili, and spring onion served with homemade liver sauce and spiced vinegar. It might sound crazy but when it hits your palate, you’re going to realize that it’s Kraaazy for all the right reasons.

Well, what are you waiting for? Head on to the nearest Krazy Garlik branch at Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, Newport Mall, Resorts World, Promenade, Greenhills and taste the krrrispy goodness only from tastiest Kraaazy town, Krazy Garlik!

Live Close to Nature with These Properties from Lamudi Philippines

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Recently honored as the Destination of the Year at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards, the Philippines has once more bolstered its place in the international travel scene.

With its 2,000-year-old rice terraces carved into imposing mountains, islands boasting white-sand beaches scattered like pearls in deep aquamarine waters, and vibrant reef systems and diving sites teeming with rich wildlife, the Philippines makes the perfect home for those who revel in the splendor of nature.

For homebuyers searching for a nature retreat, Lamudi lists the five best places and properties where one can live amidst the tropical beauty of the Philippines.

Caramoan, Camarines Sur (photo above)

The reality show Survivor introduced the world to the rugged, pristine beauty of Caramoan. Tucked away in the southeastern tip of Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region, this municipality proves to be a paradise off the beaten track with its lush coastal mountains, white-sand beaches, and picturesque limestone formations jutting from clear turquoise waters.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Deceiving Devereaux

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‘“You ruined my personality! You helped build me but also caused my downfall! You should’ve stood up to Hector when he prank me at Valentines Day, instead you laughed with that no good Ms. Richy Rich who planned to do that. Tara was never good for you. I wasted my love for you, you moron!” I am now teary eyed, this is now or never. I must do what I must do. I aimed at Anthony’s temple.

“Everything went according to plan, or it should be. I was supposed to feel victorious but all of a sudden my conscience is killing me. I took a deep breath as I hoped and prayed that the Dear God above may bless my soul for whatever outcome I may yield in my harvest.”

More of these sensational lines included in our short story for the day. I would like to think I started a great series here of short stories that I'm thinking of making it a permanent thingy in my blog. Yeah! "thingy" to sound a bit informal as the short stories can be a mixture of serious thrilling escapades or some humorous adventure ala tele-serye or slapstick style of writing. Maybe I should make it interactive and allow the contributors to freely publish them on their own and call it Wazz Pad...Lol!

Please read on and enjoy.

Android Lollipop 5.0: Be Together. Not The Same.

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Lollipop lollipop oh lolli-lolli pop!

Finally, Android Lollipop 5.0 is here. Lollipop, the newest Android software release designed to meet the diverse needs of the billion-plus people who already use Android today, will be available on Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 9, 10 & Google Play edition devices. As a community of Android enthusiasts, we are all part of this definitive evolution of one of the best hand held OS in the world.

Lollipop is the largest, most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. It is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices, and to be customized for you the way you see fit. And just like Android has always been, it’s designed to be shared.

The Googleplex got a little bit sweeter with the unveiling of a new Android statue and the "Be together.  Not the same" tagline sounds like a good, make that "sweet", sentiment too. Everyone can get along while still being unique. Life needs to be as sweet as candy.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Lost in Darkness

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Everything that is opposite is complementary. One cannot exist without the other. Balance is the maintenance of good to control evil to avoid it being too much or too less.

People often make illusions to themselves either by pretending to be another person or believing to be what other people told them what he or she is. You must believe in yourself in order to avoid this illusion.

The greatest illusion is being divided. We must remember that we are all one and connected. No matter how many countries there are or different groups of people present, we are all humans. No matter how many species of animals or plants there are, we are all living things. We live in the same universe created by God, therefore we are a part of the same whole.

Success can only be achieved through many failures. Facing your fears could help improve yourself.

Below is our short story for the day. Read with delight.

Singapore Airlines Now Serving Taittinger Champagne in Business Class

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Business Class customers on Singapore Airlines can now enjoy the exquisite taste of the Prelude “Grands Crus” from Taittinger.

Produced by one of the few remaining family-owned champagne houses, Prelude “Grands Crus” is made with the first pressings of an equal portion of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, selected from Grand Cru vineyards.

“We’re pleased to be offering Taittinger Prelude “Grands Crus” to our Business Class customers. Prelude “Grands Crus” is made solely from the best Grand Cru vineyards in the Taittinger family’s own estate and is then aged for more than five years in their cellars. For elegance in the glass and exclusivity in the air, this is something really special,” said Singapore Airlines Wine Panel member Oz Clarke.

Clarke is the newest member of the Singapore Airlines Wine Panel that selected this champagne. The panel also includes Michael Hill-Smith, the first Australian to pass the challenging Master of Wine examinations, and Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian to be awarded the Master of Wine title.

Open Your Eyes for the Blind with Zoomanity Group’s “Dinner In The Dark”

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Ever wonder what it would be like to be blind? Get a chance to open your eyes with their “dark” condition at a special dinner event called “Dinner in the Dark” by Zoomanity Group. This great cause will give you a unique experience of dining in total darkness and understand how it is to be blind.

Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in the park industry owning the Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Zoobic Night Safari in Subic Free Port and the Misono Restaurant along Jupiter Street, is sponsoring 4 “Dinners in the Dark” for the benefit of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines., will host four “Dinner in the Dark” events for the benefit of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines.

This exceptional gathering will create awareness amongst us what it is like to lose our sense of sight and appreciate it even more. Guests will have a 30-minute orientation before the dinner which will be held in different Zoomanity parks and restaurant. During the dinner, the participants’ sense of sight will be totally diminished then their other senses will take over and will be heightened. Wonderful scents and sounds, and beautiful music, will be expected as well.

Artistang Artlets of UST Presents "Deds na Deds"

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Artistang Artlets, the Official Theater Guild of the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas, has been in active service to the Thomasian community for the past 34 years. As part of the guild’s thrust to promote theater as an alternative educational tool for the people inside and outside the university, we will be staging our Major Production for this academic year 2014 – 2015.

"Deds na Deds" written by Allan Lopez and Nicolas Pichay is a play to be directed by Danielle Joyce Factora and produced by Raika Francheska Rodriguez to be staged this October 21-23, 2014.  Time slots will be 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm at the Education Auditorium, Albertus Magnus Building, University of Santo Tomas.

Title: Deds Na Deds
Playwright/s: Allan Lopez and Nicolas Pichay
Date of Performances: October 21, 22, 23, 2014
Time Slots: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm
Venue: Education Auditorium, Albertus Magnus Building, UST
Director: Danielle Joyce Factora
Production Manager: Raika Francheska Rodriguez

Synopsis: "Nakakatakot ang kawalan lalo na't kung alam natin ito ang katotohanan. Ang Deds na Deds (Mga Simpleng Horror Stories) ay binubuo ng Isang Araw sa Karnabal at Pangulo Naming Mahal sa panulat ni Nicolas B. Pichay at Higit Pa Dito sa panulat ni Alan B. Lopez. Ang tatlong dulang ito ay kumakatawan sa kwento ng mga nawala, nawawala, at mawawala."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Proactiv is Still the Superior Anti-Acne for Our Family

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If it weren't for Proactiv, my 15 year-old daughter could be suffering with a lot more worst pimple problems especially those that seem to occupy more the areas around the forehead portion of her face. I guess it's not really possible to be totally pimple-free as that would be peculiar for a teenager at her age. Besides, let her become a be a bit burdened with the troubles of teenage hormonal imbalance so that she would be able to share her experience with her kids when the time comes she becomes a parent.

The Proactiv Solution 3-Step System is the best choice when it comes to preventing acne breakouts and blemishes. There is no other product or combination of medicines out there that has the same performance. I would actually wish it was available accessible for me in the past during my teenage years so I could have taken advantage of its superior formula to help in preventing a chaotic pimple breakout in my face.

Proactiv treats acne safely and effectively by attacking it at the source where a build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria clogs your pores  making it the most effective pimple fighter solution.  It gently cleans and unplugs your pores and kills acne causing bacteria since it is mild enough for everyday use. The  penetrates deep into your skin to destroy the bacteria and help reduce inflammation and heals the lesion. Your skin clears without the drying, peeling or chemical smell you may find in other products.

Epson Drives Intuitive Mobile Printing Experience with Mopria-Certified AIO Printers

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Underscoring its commitment to creating a better, easier, and more accessible user experience for mobile printing, Epson recently announced it has launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business*1.

The need for mobile printing is increasing in tandem with the growing ownership of smartphones and tablets that is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018*2. Epson's mobile print efforts are designed to embrace both the rapidly evolving demands of mobile customers and the diversity of multiple operating systems. One key initiative is Epson's commitment to the Mopria Alliance's mission for intuitive mobile printing. Mopria members are advancing mobile print standards that allow business and home users to print regardless of brand, device or operating system.

Epson Mopria-certified printers work with the Mopria Print Service New window and the built-in Printing Framework in Android v4.4 or later (KitKat). After ensuring the printer has the latest version of firmware installed, Android 4.4 users can print from Google apps such as Chrome, Gmail, Drive and QuickOffice, as well as the Adobe Reader and Kingsoft WPS Office App. With Android projected to account for 74 percent of global smartphones and tablets sold in 2014*2, Epson is actively enabling intuitive printing for an unprecedented number of new Android users.

Are You Fed Up? Stand Up Now and Fight Against a Conspiracy!

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Your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger was recently given the opportunity to watch a documentary movie entitled "Fed Up." It was smart play of words meant to have a double meaning to tackle the issues surrounding a common knowledge that have stricken the nation, yet somehow we are just made to believe it is a "culture" that cannot be changed.

Thing again! Eating wrong was never a culture. It is a collective conditioning that were forced on us by an industry that are only after our wallets. They don't care of the increasing cases of obesity and malnutrition. They don't care if more people are getting sick and inflicted with diseases even at a young age. They don't care if they steer away the minds of the youth from the real and natural foods.

But if you're thinking its is only the work of those industries involved in selling, distributing and manufacturing food, then you are still blind of the facts that even the other companies like the pharmaceuticals, insurance agencies, and other indirect but obvious "beneficiaries" of bad health, would benefit a lot from the dilemma of an ever-increasing population of fat and unhealthy people."Fed Up" takes an honest look at why, and exposes the food industry for what it is – a profit chain that considers health unimportant at best.

The event was led by Jan Vincent Ong and was held at the Awakenings Clinic located at room 351 in Mile Long building Amorsolo corner Rufino street in Makati city. Sugarleaf' s Marketing Director, Angelo Narciso Songco, was there to watch the show, He was the one who invited me to this event. Zigla sponsored the food and drinks consisting of the healthier alternative kind of food.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Hyde

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I am a Kpop fan and VIXX is one of my fandom. They had this song entitled "Hyde". When you watch the music video and familiarize yourself with the lyrics, you’ll see that these six guys were trying their best to conquer the evil person inside them who tries to kill the girl they love. Their song was also inspired by the novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". As the song says “Jekyll and Hyde, I am both of them..”

Edward Hyde in the story is a small, deformed, disgusting man somewhat younger than Dr. Jekyll who is apparently devoid of a profession. Lanyon, Utterson and Enfield all describe witnessing something indefinably evil and horrific in Edward Hyde's face. He is often compared to animals, implying that he is not a fully evolved human being.

Despite these descriptions, Hyde is generally civilized in his interactions with others, most notably Utterson and Lanyon. Dr. Jekyll describes Hyde as "pure evil," who menaces society at night, trampling a girl in the street and murdering Sir Danvers Carew. We learn at the end of the story that Edward Hyde and Dr. Henry Jekyll are in fact the same person.

Bewlo is our short story for the day. Enjoy!

Life Goes on LINE: Aiming as Ultimate Mobile-Lifestyle Platform for Filipinos

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In an increasingly digital world, Filipinos are always searching for new and innovative platforms that integrate and conveniently connect their lives to the digital world.

Bearing this in mind, LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with 560 million users, launched a fresh roster of products and services during the LINE Tokyo Conference held yesterday at Japan’s Maihama Amphitheatre.

LINE has a growing community of over 560 million registered users and 170 million monthly active users. The next challenge for LINE is to enhance its users’ communication experience which starts with creating more vibrant features and upgraded services.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Versus Mode Final Battle is on October 18

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After several elimination matches, the Versus Mode ends in a last grand match with the finalists, Takako Sono, Sigmund Torre and Cam Aragon for battling the championship. The event also features the special participation of Solenn Heussaf in bonus match with Joel Poniente.

The project is presented by The Mustache Creative with the support of The Circle Hostel, Heygarch, Feiyue, TEF, Radio Republic, and Media Arsenal

Tournament History

In 2011, visual artist/designer and founder of The Saturday Sketching Sessions Art and The Mustache Creative Piaget Martelino met DJ Allrock, partnered up and together with hula hoop flow artist Sweet Caneos (Tempest) to do Busted Wednesdays and have since been sharing their passion for Art and Music.

Martelino who currently can be seen painting at 4 events says that it’s a priority for him to keep people guessing what he will do next. In the beginning he would paint less intricate versions of his studio pieces but soon felt that painting in the same style all the time made it repetitive and eventually would diminish the overall experience live art gives its viewers.

Wazzup Pilipinas Short Stories Series: For My Son

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Never ever miss the chance. If you can give your efforts to something, give it. If its wasted, then create another effort for you to spend. “Better give efforts, than take efforts, efforts might eat you” ~Albert Einstein

It’s better that you tried your best for something, instead of someone giving you that something, for they might use it as gratitude.

The father’s reaction or the change in the father’s personality is very normal for anyone. The fact that his son became angry with him, made him change his ways. He worked very hard, just to take the responsibility of a father.

The father sacrificed his life for his child, this is also natural for all the fathers out there. They even say, “I’d rather die providing you what you need, than die you providing me what I need”

Below is our short story for the day.

Wazzup Pilipinas Original Short Stories Series: Picture of Him

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Romantics believed in the natural goodness of humans which is hindered by the urban life of civilization. They believed that the savage is noble, childhood is good and the emotions inspired by both beliefs causes the heart to soar.

Romantics believed that knowledge is gained through intuition rather than deduction. This is best summed up by Wordsworth who stated that “all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.”

Romantics legitimized the individual imagination as a critical authority.

Realistically, don’t assume or expect too much. Also, don’t be affected or be carried out by our emotions just because we are excited of something. We should be informative or we should be sure about something before we make our decisions in life, otherwise we might get in trouble or bad things will happen.

Below is our short story for the day.

Agripreneurs Challenged to Prepare for ASEAN Integration in 2015

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The Philippine agriculture sector is expected to benefit from the upcoming ASEAN economic community integration provided that the government and the agriculture sector players have sufficient preparations.

The country’s agriculture sector is currently not competitive compared to the markets of Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Poor farm-to-market linkages, failure to modernize and specialize make the Philippines' agricultural industry unable to cope with the ASEAN free market.

To help address these concerns, the 2nd Philippine Small and Medium Enterprise Business Expo (PhilSME) 2014 with the tagline “Boost Your Business” is conducting an SME Agri-Forum, a seminar designed to enhance knowledge and prepare agricultural entrepreneurs for success in the local and regional market place.

“It is imperative and urgent that our government and agri-businessmen must start working closely together as the Thais are doing. Believe me, I have not seen this. If we do not act soon, much of our agriculture will perish, poverty will increase, and we will have the opposite of the government-proclaimed goal of inclusive growth,” business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan said during the World Economic Forum.

The SME Agri-Forum will be held on the 2nd day of PhilSME 2014, November 22, at 5:00 pm and will feature business models, trends, threats and opportunities for the upcoming ASEAN integration in 2015 and equip the young agripreneurs to keep pace with the future of the agriculture industry.

Spoiler Alert: Sony Channel's "How To Get Away With Murder" Special Premiere

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beTV was recently renamed as Sony Channel, and now it offers more reasons why you need to be glued on cable or digital TV.

I just came home from the Sony Channel special premiere of the TV series "How to Get Away With Murder" led by its main star and held yesterday October 14, 2014 at the Century City Mall Cinema along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati city. The show starts to air on the Sony Channel this Wednesday night on October 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm.

How to Get Away with Murder stars Academy-award winner,  Miola Davis, who plays a brilliant and charismatic criminal law professor. She involved her students in solving murder investigation. To impress the professor character of Miola Davis, the students do everything creatively and resourcefully to get noticed and become selected, even if it means sleeping with a source or keeping a secret for someone.

Dolce: A Desserts and Beverages Bazaar

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The UP Junior Marketing Association (UP JMA) is a duly recognized university-wide student organization based in the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business Administration. As a pioneer in marketing and project management, UP JMA has established its presence within and beyond the UP Diliman campus. Its mission is to promote the significance of marketing, to provide training for future business activities, to create venues for interaction between the faculty, the students, the alumni, and the public, and to contribute to the welfare and the development of the country.
The UP JMA, in cooperation with the Lifestyle Network, Rexona, Schick, Banana Boat, Mercato Bellysima and Ayala Center proudly present Dolce: A Desserts and Beverages Bazaar. The event will be held at the Glorietta 5 Activity Atrium on October 26, 2014 starting at 10 am.

Taste the sweeter side of life. Come join us for a wide range of delights crafted by the most sought-after dessert chefs in the metro! Indulge in delectable food and good music from 10 am to 9 pm all in the company of your family and friends! Sundays have never been this delectable.

The event is FREE ADMISSION so there's no reason not to join the event.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7 Things You Should Know About Sunscreen Protection

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When you think you already know the ins and outs of sunscreen – here come new findings and information on what it really does to your skin, why you should use it, and when you need it most.Apart from the universal knowledge on SPF numbers, there is more than meets the eye about the sun and its effects that you should consider before choosing your next sunscreen product.

Read up on the 7 things that will change how you view, choose,and use your sunscreen product.

1. Sunscreen is not only intended for summer or at the beach. Dermatologists worldwide recommend the daily use of sunscreen.

2. UV filters in make-up are not enough for daily protection. Sunscreen in cosmetics normally protects your skin against one type of UV radiation only. Plus, makeup products are not applied on regular intervals within the day, so you don’t really get the right level of sun protection stated on the pack.

3. It is known that there are 2 kinds of UV radiation from the sun that affect your skin: UVB, which mainly affects the outer layers of the skin and known to be the main cause of sunburns; and UVA radiation which penetrates deeper into the skin with long-term and oxidative damaging effects such as DNA damage, premature aging and higher risks of skin cancer. However, did you know that besides UV radiation, the sun also produces Infrared (IR) radiation that triggers collagen degradation which leads to wrinkles, sagging and adverse heat effects?

Lamudi Records Six-Month Growth Spurt to Mark First Anniversary

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Congratulations to the fast-growing leading property portal Lamudi as they celebrate their first birthday this week. The leading property website focusing on the emerging markets has more than doubled in size in six months since its launch last 2013. The company grew by 116 percent between April and September this year. The number of listings on the website now totals more than 670,000 properties to buy or rent, spread across 28 countries around the world.

Lamudi has maintained a leading position within key regions, particularly Asia even as competition over the online property space within the emerging markets has intensified. More than half the property listings from across the Lamudi network come from its Asian websites, namely Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

In April, Lamudi received US$7 million in investment to grow its operations in Asia. The company is now the leading property portal in Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Lamudi was founded on October 13, 2013, by German startup incubator Rocket Internet. The property platform was launched in 16 countries one year ago and has since grown to cover 28 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Power Mac Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Power Mac Center, a premiere Apple partner, celebrates their 20 sensational years of providing the almighty Apple experience to its many satisfied customers in its many cool branches all over the country. It has amazingly remained at the forefront of the consumer electronic industry regardless of other

A well-deserved night of celebration dubbed as 20 Sensational Years was held at the Ayala Museum last October 13, 2014. The intimate and exclusive event was for the VIPs and valuable partners of the premier Apple partner in the Philippines. , the evening program is set to chronicle the illustrious two decades of Power Mac Center and how it has transformed the lifestyle consumer electronics industry in the country using Apple technology coupled with the company’s passion and commitment to deliver a complete Apple experience to the Filipino consumer.

20 Sensational Years likewise captured the allure of​ art as it blends seamlessly with technology to create a beautiful and dynamic mosaic of visual presentations, art installations, interactive booths and performance art to highlight Power Mac Center’s remarkable heritage. Power Mac Center recently launched its Experience 20 Anniversary Campaign which 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 runs until Oct. 31.

Epson Transforms the Dot Matrix for New Applications

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The old, ubiquitous Serial Impact Dot Matrix (SIDM) printers (simply known as Dot Matrix) is one of the first types of printers to be widely used in the office space. Synonymous with extreme durability, the dot matrix uses a matrix of small pins to strike an ink ribbon and create precise dots on the page.

The sounds that accompany this type of computer printing come from the impact of a print head running back and forth, or up and down, on the page. The print head strikes an ink-soaked cloth ribbon against the paper, much like the print mechanism on a typewriter. However, unlike a typewriter or daisy wheel printer, letters are drawn out of a dot matrix, and thus, varied fonts and arbitrary graphics can be produced.

Businesses, especially in Asia and Latin America, continue to rely on this ultra-durable printer with its generally strident mechanism that can be heard all over a productive work area.

The dot matrix printer continues to be a reliable partner in accounting departments or other businesses that require applications for multiple copies or carbon copies that have to be printed simultaneously, such as receipts, tickets or invoices. This is a special function that laser and ink-jet printers cannot accomplish.

As a pioneer and world-leading manufacturer of dot matrix printers, Epson has always been equated with this well-regarded machine.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Countdown to Saarang 2015 is Humanfolk’s Campaign for Support

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The Humanfolk band is the very first Filipino artist invited by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras to perform for the World Culture Show series. Saarang is a five-day social and cultural event organized by the students of IIT. Next year marks the 40th year of the event and will be held in Chennai, India. The event expects 50,000 guests from all over the world and will run from January 7 to 11.

Come, listen and enjoy a night of World music!

What: Humanfolk’s Countdown to Saarang 2015 Launch
Where: The Bar@1951 (formerly Penguin Café)
1951 Adriatico St., Malate, Manila (between Adriatico Circle and San Andres)
When: 16 October 2014, Thursday
Time: Music starts at 7pm

Singapore Airlines Is Official Sponsor of 2014 WTA Finals Singapore

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Singapore Airlines has signed an agreement with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to be an official sponsor of the 2014 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Under the terms of the agreement, the iconic Singapore Girl will make an appearance at the international sporting event to provide a touch of the Airline’s world-renowned hospitality. Six Singapore Girls will be featured at the prize presentation ceremony. Singapore Airlines will also be flying players and officials to Singapore.

Held in Asia Pacific for the first time in WTA’s 44-year history, the season finale of the women’s tennis tour will take place from 17 to 26 October at the Singapore Sports Hub.

“We are pleased to be an official sponsor for the WTA Finals held in Singapore, in another example of our commitment to both sports and tourism. This world-class event will attract both local and overseas tennis fans, showcasing WTA’s huge presence and growing influence in the Asia-Pacific,” said Singapore Airlines Divisional Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mr Foo Chai Woo.

The Next Cucina Idol Cook-Off Challenge Grand Winners

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Congratulations to The Next Cucina Idol Cook-Off Challenge Grand Winners from both Culinary Enthusiasts Division and Culinary Students Dvision, namely Mercedita Madrona and Kimberly Jane Solejon respectively who both won a staggering P 250,000 kitchen showcase prize for beating other finalists from the recent Melawares Culinary Clash held last Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The other finalists of the culinary competition, namely Maria Luisa Juanson, Maridel Pacleb, Ayah Potian, and Vivian Tiongkiao from the Culinary Enthusiasts Division, plus Maverick Javier and Mark Johnsent Talento from the Culinary Students Division, all went home with a prize of P 25,000 each. Not bad since all contestants were able to join the contest by simply purchasing P500.00-worth of Melawares, Bestware, Perfect Dining, and Urban Kitchen products and filling out an online contest registration found at the Melawares Cusina Club Facebook page, and submitting online the photos of their entries. Preliminary winners were chosen based on the plating, cleanliness and preparation, and number of Facebook shares.

The chosen finalists for the Culinary Students Division were asked to impress the judges with their star dish using chicken, while those in the Cooking Enthusiasts Division tried to stand out from the competition with their original fish recipe.Mercedita impressed the judges with her Adobo Marinated Hito while Kimberly Jane made it to the top with her Pan-Seared Chicken.

Pride Press Party 2014: LGBT Community Launches 20th Anniversary of Metro Manila Pride March

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In support of the LGBT community, your friendly neighborhood blogger went out of his way to attend a press launch on a Saturday night. I usually reserve my weekends for family but since it's the first time Wazzup Pilipinas was invited by the organizers, curiosity got the best of us to trek to an unfamiliar territory in Quezon City.

Coinciding with the National Coming Out Day - a civil awareness day that recognizes the bravery of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders in the face of hardships in their everyday lives, Task Force Pride (TFP) Philippines, official convener of the annual community-driven Metro Manila Pride March, launched the 2014 Metro Manila Pride Season with the Pride Press Party last October 11 at the Boho Sarapsody Bistro located in Cubao, Quezon City.

I had a bit trouble finding the place since Boho Sarapsody Bistro was a residential house in Ermin Garcia Avenue renovated as a cool crash and hang-out spot. As indicated on their Facebook page: " In our group of friends, there's always one person in the group who has the go-to house where we are all welcome to crash and hangout. We are that house." True enough, the place seems like your everyday friendly neighborhood's house perked up a bit and added with a bar that serves drinks and surprisingly great meals.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Meet the Singh Family: An Interview with the Homeowners at Lancaster New City Cavite

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Meet Mr. Butch and Ms. Marivin of the Singh family, with their grandson Patrich, proud homeowners of a 3-bedroom Margaret home at Somerset Village 4, one of the many phases inside Lancaster Estates, "a 1,400-hectare English countryside-inspired community in Lancaster New City Cavite Mega Manila, specifically Alapan located in Imus, Cavite, that is just 15 to 20 minutes away from NAIA airport."  Their new home was a gift from their loving son, the father of Patrich, who works abroad for a living. Amazingly, the house cost only 1.9M which was a bargain since

Your friendly neighborhood pambansang blogger met them after lunch time at Gregoria's Kitchenette where we dined on delicious Sinigang na Baboy, Afritadang Manok and Garlic Butter Shrimps immediately after our tour of Lancaster New City Cavite.

It was an awesome opportunity to interview them about their new home which was turned over to them last January of this year. They started renovating the house from its bare form to its present state last March, and was able to move in last April. This means, as of this writing, they've been staying in their adorable new home for six months already.

What the couple liked about their new home is that "the neighborhood is so peaceful especially at night. There's also no traffic and pollution as compared to our previous home which we were just renting. We are also so happy to share that our grandson has gained lots of new friends with the neighborhood kids. We are confident that he will be safe as our village is guarded 24 hours a day. We can instruct the guard not to let the children out so they won't get into trouble outside the village."

Yuchengco Museum Offers "Business Savvy for Creatives" Program for Artists, Creatives, and Designers

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Are you an artist or designer facing difficulties in sustaining your business? Are you overwhelmed by business tasks such as managing production, inventory, and personnel; funding new projects; planning for expansion; or complying with government requirements?

Learn how you can break from the stereotype of the “starving artist” and become a business-keen creative entrepreneur. Yuchengco Museum, in partnership with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and Business and Professional Women’s Network (BPW) Makati, present “Business Savvy for Creatives,” a new two-day seminar-workshop that teaches creative industry practitioners what they need to know about basic business—from identifying the unique selling points of their work to applying for a bank loan. “Business Savvy for Creatives” runs for two days from November 6 – 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Yuchengco Museum.

Business Savvy for Creatives” is a practical investment for creative practitioners, such as artists, designers, and creative professionals, who want understand the business side of art to make their artistic endeavors profitable and sustainable. Participants will learn basic business skills training through informative sessions, Q&A discussions, and hands-on workshops with successful creative entrepreneurs, business experts, and RCBC officers.

Philippine Small and Medium Enterprise Business Expo (PHILSME) 2014

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Philippine Small and Medium Enterprise Business Expo (PHILSME) 2014 - "BOOST YOUR BUSINESS!" is the largest national business-to-business trade show conference and networking event in the country, held on November 21-23, 2014 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City.

It is THE largest & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs & decision-makers. If you are serious about your business, this event is a "MUST ATTEND."

PHILSME is the most anticipated networking event of the year for business professionals to learn about products & services to help their business exceed its goals, network with other industry professionals & attend informative and cutting-edge workshops & seminars. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or someone that works for a small business you should attend this trade show & conference.

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