Saturday, December 27, 2014

Laugh Out Loud with LOL Musical Comedy Show at Mabuhay Restop

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Mabuhay Restop brings you another hilarious show anchored on their satirical way of bringing humor based on Filipino idiosyncrasies. Those little quirks or funny behaviors that somewhat makes us all strange, unusual or unique to many are what highlights the show filled with ludicrous scenes.

We would sometimes see our life as amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity. It is admirable to be able to laugh despite the diversity all around us. What the majority considers absurd or irrational could very well be taken as a likely candidate for a comical scene for many to appreciate.

We may not all be able to relate to all the comedy skits because of culture differences, and how we were all raised or brought up in society, but the general thoughts in this theater gag show entitled as LOL is filled with a showcase of diverse characters are there to tickle us into a frenzy of laughter.

From making fun of beauty pageants, TV game shows, to paying tribute to the iconic Yoyoy Villame, everyone in the audience was treated to a fun night immersed in Pinoy trivia, seemingly outrageous for some, now brought into the lighter side.

The show, written and directed by Nestor U. Torre, features Rito Asilo, Andy Bais, Melinda Torre, Nadja Matining and Francis Rae Quilantang.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

An Interview with Paul Rosolie of Discovery Channel's Eaten Alive

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Catch naturalist, author and award-winning wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie attempt a groundbreaking feat by tuning in to ‘EATEN ALIVE?’ premiering in Southeast Asia on Sunday, December 28 at 9:00 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

Question: Could you talk a little bit about the snake-proof suit and how that was built to protect you?

Paul Rosolie: So they – we needed something that would be structurally strong enough to protect my body and the crush of the anaconda, so we made a carbon fiber suit. We brought in experts to do this, and we tested the suit with trucks. We used winches to actually bring the suit up to 300 psi, and when it didn’t break at 300 we took it farther – we said we’ll take it to failure – we’ll break the suit. We couldn’t break the suit, so we figured I’d be safe. We used shark armor on my arms to make sure that no teeth got through. We used a chemical layer to make sure that if I did get inside the snake, I’d be protected from the stomach acids, and we had communication, breathing. I swallowed a pill to transmit my temperature and heart rate out to the doctors. So the suit was incredibly high-tech. And I made some suggestions that would make it appealing to the anaconda, and then the engineers used their expertise to make it so that I would be safe.

Question: How did you come up with the idea of being eaten alive by a snake?

Paul Rosolie: Somebody asked me if it’s possible for a human to be eaten by a snake, and I told them that people have been eaten by snakes. It’s not been documented officially, but it has – in my experience in the Amazon – it has happened. So, very much joking, I said that I should make some sort of a suit that would protect me from the crush and I should get eaten and get spit out. I was joking. And then it turned into a, you know, once we talked about it, and realized how much it would excite people and how much, how, you know, the visibility of it – it started becoming a more enticing option and then we started pursuing it, seeing if it could be done, and then started putting together, you know, we used the opportunity of that, used the partnership with Discovery to start this study, to start raising money, and doing all this stuff to protect the habitat.

SilkAir Now Offers Flights to Denpasar, Bali and Soon to Cairns, Australia

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Passengers of SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional wing, can now fly to Denpasar, Bali as the carrier launched its flights to the destination on 12 December 2014. Next year, passengers will also have to opportunity to fly to Cairns, Australia as SilkAir begins it flights to the destination on 30 May 2015.

Together with Singapore Airlines’ four daily flights to Bali’s capital, both airlines will offer a total of five round-trip services a day, subject to regulatory approval. For the route to Cairns, SilkAir plans to operate three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through circular routings with Darwin. The inaugural flight and subsequent Saturday flights will depart Singapore for Cairns non-stop and then return to Singapore via Darwin. The Monday and Thursday flights will fly to Cairns via Darwin and then return to Singapore non-stop.

Passengers coming from Manila can choose from four daily flights to Singapore via Singapore Airlines to connect conveniently to Denpasar, while passengers coming from Cebu, Davao or Kalibo can fly to Singapore via SilkAir. Passengers connecting through Singapore can also take advantage of the Singapore Stopover Package, which is inclusive of overnight hotel accommodation with roundtrip airport transfers for as low as USD35. Those traveling beyond Singapore are also entitled to a SGD20 Changi Dollar Voucher that may be used at the different outlets in Changi International Airport.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PUP Advertising Students Presents AVC: Art Versus Copy

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Watch the live fight as the masters of advertising industry takes their side on AVC: Art Versus Copy.

On January 8, watch out as the fourth year advertising students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines brings you the AVC: Art Versus Copy, part of the AD Burst: The 13th Annual Student Ad Congress at PUP Bulwagang Balagtas, Sta. Mesa Manila,starting from 1PM-6PM.

Get ready for the blow by blow action as the pioneers and masters of advertising industry shares their thoughts and opinions that tackle all about art and copy. On the actual seminar, two teams are about to give their side, as Team Art and Team Copy respectively. Team Art is headed by Mr. Ali Silao (Creative Director at TBWA), Mr. Eugene Demata (Executive Creative Director at DM9JaymeSyfu) and John Ed Devera (Art Director at TBWA). While in Team Copy, Mr. Third Domingo (CEO at IdeasXMachina), Mr. Angelo Suarez (from DM9JaymeSyfu) and Tony Sarmiento (Creative Director at Havas Media Ortega) are on the lead to defend their team. Workshop and activities are also included in the seminar,in which every guests and students, especially the advertising majors would surely enjoy.

Calorie Consumptions of X-Men’s Wolverine, Andy Murray, Tour de France Cyclists and Arctic Explorers

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Christmas is around the corner and what is more related to this holiday if not food. Just lots and lots of it. foodpanda , a mobile and online food ordering marketplace, estimated and matched the sum of food that is actually eaten in just one meal.

foodpanda together with its affiliated brands hellofood and Delivery Club, is active in 38 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda/hellofood offer the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app.

In the 13th Century, the medieval occasion ran for 12 days, with lavish feasts every day. Today, an excessive American Christmas meal for just one day means food compositions that equal a 6,000 calories consumption for the average person. This is equivalent to eating 117 biscuits, or 42 bananas, or 23 and a half hamburgers- to name a few.

Now let's look into the American Christmas meals consumed by X-Men’s Wolverine, Andy Murray, Tour de France cyclists and Arctic explorers.

Eaten Alive Premieres on Discovery Channel on December 28

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This Sunday, December 28 at 9:00 p.m. on Discovery Channel, gear up for a unique television experience that will allow you to see into the inner workings of Giant Green Anacondas. In this special, naturalist, author, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie gets into a custom-built suit that he and his team constructed to protect him and the anaconda as he persists through the creature’s constriction and potential ingestion. Witness Paul attempt the groundbreaking feat aimed at investigating the eating habits of the mythical Giant Green Anaconda in EATEN ALIVE.

EATEN ALIVE features snake researcher and conservationist Paul Rosolie who has dedicated his career to studying the Giant Green Anaconda, the largest and most powerful snake in the world and the top predator in the Amazon. An author (“Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon”), Paul has specialized in the western Amazon for more than a decade and his efforts have helped bring awareness to the Peruvian Rainforest, the natural habitat of the Giant Green Anaconda.

This past summer, over a 60-day period, crews documented Paul’s expedition to an enchanted and hidden realm deep within the Amazonian jungle, an area the locals call the “floating forest.” It is in the floating forest that Paul believes the largest anacondas in the world live and breed, and one of the only locations to truly study these elusive and majestic snakes in the wild.

Top 8 Tech Products to Put on Our Christmas List

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It is almost Christmas: nearly all presents have been bought, except for one. Not being tech-savvy yourself, but trying to find a gift for someone who is, can be very challenging. What do we buy for the tech-savvy homeowner in our life?

For those wanting to put something truly innovative under the Christmas tree, global property portal Lamudi has compiled a list of the top 8 tech gifts for the home.

1. The Striimlight Led Light Bulb and Bluetooth speaker combines LED lights with bluetooth music streaming. This is a cool feature to add to any room. The built-in bluetooth connectivity can communicate with any bluetooth-enabled device like laptops, tablets, or smartphones. No wires are needed as the light bulb can be easily placed into any lamp.

2. Everyone knows this problem: you are in a hurry but can’t find your keys. You already tried gadgets like key finders but you always lose these too. One thing you never lose track of is your smartphone. The best way to overcome this problem? CalypsoKey, an inconspicuous iPhone case, turns your phone into a contactless key. The built-in dual-band RFID antenna in your iPhone case identifies you and gives permission for the door to be opened.

Yahoo Weather on Android: Bring Your Daily Forecast to Life

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The award-winning Yahoo Weather App has been made even better with its latest Android update. Users can now see weather conditions - fog, rain, heat, snow, lightning, and frost - animated through leveraging bleeding-edge graphics technology typically only seen in video games.

Yahoo announced the latest Android update by taking the award-winning experience on the Yahoo Weather App even further.

They are excited to take our weather experience to the next level, as they make it even more delightful. We can watch gently falling snowflakes or sky-splitting lightning flash across our screen as Yahoo Weather breathes life into your daily forecast.

In September, they brought a few of these animated effects to iOS8, and today they’re adding frost and lightning to the mix. So, instead of just reading about the icy cold, we’ll actually see the frost creep onto our screen.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas Radio Guesting at "Family Business" of Radyo Uno DZME 1530 AM

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When they said business should be taken seriously, it doesn't really mean we have to forget having a good time while working hard on our goals towards rewarding careers and greater earning opportunities. We should be enjoying every minute at work or at our own business especially when we finally reap the rewards of our efforts. It should continue every single moment of our lives to make work a healthier environment for all us.

We believe that when we make business more enjoyable, and seemingly just like a hobby that we enjoy doing everyday, we can achieve and produce more quality results. Imagine working 8 hours or more at a place where everyone is in a harmonious relationship with each other, minus all the social and "political" issues and grievances. Now, that's a workplace where everyone will look forward to going everyday, and may even become  the reason to stay longer to work overtime on our daily tasks while enjoying the more intimate bonding time with colleagues like they were pat of our family. The end result are more productive teams and high quality outputs for the companies or businesses.

These personal thoughts are our reasons why it was also overwhelming to witness a radio show where humor and family interests are incorporated in their business discussions.  We're talking about "the funniest business show on Philippine radio" that should be at everyone schedule every late Sunday afternoon - "Family Business." 

If you want to listen to a radio show where you will laugh out loud while learning a lot from business owners and entrepreneurs, may it be in the fields of the arts like indie films and showbizness, or moments with our remarkable leaders representing our senior citizens, then you should mark every Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm as the time to listen to Radyo Uno DZME 1530 AM.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mr. Fast Foo: Truly Fast and Af-Foo-rdable Feasts

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It's been several years ago since I last stepped into the University Mall located along Taft Avenue just beside the De La Salle University main campus. It was way back my college days since I've been there, and I was really surprised how it has changed for the better. The establishment has noticeably improved in facilities and there are are now better choices of food outlets.

Since we all know that majority of the customers in the area will probably be students from the different colleges and universities nearby, it is but right to make the food affordable for the students' meager allowances. Even though the nearest schools cater to the more affluent students, it is still the best choice to go to where you'll find great tasting food while saving a lot on your budget.

I now see more popular restaurant brands and with the addition of the Mr. Fast Foo restaurant on its 2nd floor, there are now more reasons why you need to drop by this place as your preferred dining destination.

The meals at Mr. Fast Foo are not only affordable, they are served to you fast - as fast as 3 minutes - under normal circumstances except of course during peak hours of the day. But that's already something to appreciate since majority of the restaurants would take more time to prepare our food. For busy individuals like us who value our precious time, the less time spent on queue waiting for our food, gives us more quality time to spend on more important things.

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