Saturday, March 31, 2012

10:09 AM

Easter In A Galactic World At Marriott Manila

Blast-off into an astronomical adventure where the whole family is set to see a glimpse of the galaxy. For the upcoming holiday break, why not whip up your own Marriott Manila experience with a bang and avail the Big Bang Stay package for only P10, 980 net. From April 1 to 10 for minimum stay of two nights, this offer includes two tickets to the Lost in Space Easter Party and Game Zoo credits at the Newport Mall. You’ve likely heard about Marriott’s world-renowned ultra plush beds and pillows, opulent bathrooms, sleek and chic nooks of the room. With few opportunities to enjoy longer breaks, now is the best time to treat the whole family in the midst of a packed and busy first quarter.

And on April 8, we greet the Easter Sunday celebration with two-hours of exploring the universe‘s most fantastic galactic goodies and activities. For only P500 (kid) and P1, 000 (adult) entrance fees, get to discover Marriott Manila’s phenomenal Easter party which has been packed and full for two years straight. Hunt for shooting stars and join the aliens for an afternoon of face painting, magic tricks, and games. Plus, there are also inflatables, acrobats and the most-awaited egg hunt that all kids are surely looking forward to.

Aside from these, we pump up the thrill with an exciting line up of lip smacking snack sampling from Kroketten, the crunchy and healthy Danish potato balls with Pinoy twist. Aside from this, Jack and Jill are also giving away their most-loved products from chips to cookies! If the games and activities will make you feel dry, Fruit Magic has a thirst-quenching booth of fresh fruit juices. Plus it doesn’t end there. If you fancy heavy and filling afternoon snacks and finger food, the buffet station offers sensual varieties the whole family will surely drool over. This Easter, executive chef Meik Brammer sweeps off everyone’s feet with his long list of menu: ham and cheese finger sandwich, tuna sandwich in sesame bun, pop corns, fried chicken wings with barbeque sauce, vegetable fried rice with shredded egg, macaroni cheese, mini pizza, colorful cup cakes, cookies, fruits, and chocolate fountain with condiments.

To enliven the galactic vibe, Enchanted Kingdom ’s Eldar and Princess with Chips Delight’s Smiley and Bugsy are ready with their dance numbers to make the little ones extra perky and entertained.

Since we understand that every good party never makes anyone leave empty handed, all participants will take home a gift loot packed with candies and snacks courtesy of Oishi, Jack and Jill products, Chips Delight, Yakult, Dranix, souvenir memo pad, star pen, pencil, and ID lace from Enchanted Kingdom. Baicapture will also keep the memories alive with their photo booth ready to take captured moment as a souvenir of the event.

While the entrance is affordable, the party brings the fun and delicious afternoon 5-star experience of Marriott Manila. From the service, program, and menu--no one will ever feel shortchanged.

For a more private Easter celebration, head to Marriott Café where an elaborate brunch buffet spread awaits at P2, 000 per head, with inclusive two Lost in Space Easter party tickets. Explore the fourteen mouthwatering stations with more delightful gourmet additions from Cru Steakhouse, huge chocolate room, and martini section. With this and more, Marriott Manila is simply the perfect venue to revel on the Easter.

Friday, March 30, 2012

8:04 AM

Blake Releases First Philippines Album

British classical pop quartet Blake, which sold over a million albums worldwide, has conquered the hearts of Filipinos with their successful promo tour for their Together album, under Universal Records. This is their first album released in the country.

Blake, composed of four talented, good looking singers Stephen Bowman, Jules Knight, Humphrey Burney, and Ollie Baines, will also serenaded thousands of Filipinas in their shows and TV guestings, which includes appearances in Showtume, ASAP Rocks, Paparazzi, among others.

Jules was reportedly smitten by actress KC Concepcion’s beauty. The two were
reportedly seen hanging out a number of times.
Jules even asked KC for a “date” on National TV when they met in ASAP.

Jules pleads, “We really hope you can grab a copy of our first album to be released in the Philippines Together. It has our versions of some of the most romantic songs.”

Together boasts of having an interesting mix of traditional songs and more modern pop tracks, carefully chosen to further highlight the immense talent of the group.

It includes U2’s With or Without You, Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Elvis Costello’s She, among others.
The group considers their friendship, love for music, and same brand of humor as the secret to the success of their group. Members of Blake admit being excited to perform for the Filipinos because of their love for romantic ditties.

Track List
1. With Or Without You (originally popularized by U2)
2. Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables)
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water (originally popularized by Simon & Garfunkel)
4. Abide With Me
5. La Califfa
6. She (popularized by Elvis Costello)
7. I Vow To Thee, My Country
8. She Was Beautiful (Cavatina)
9. Ave Maria
10. Nessun Dorma
11. Unsung Hero featuring Caroline Redman Lusher
12. Titans
13. When A Child Is Born
14. Here's To The Heroes (Band of Brothers Theme)
15. Voice Of An Angel
16. Beautiful Earth
17. All Of Me (Inspired by Prince William & Kate Middleton's Wedding)

When asked what song he wants to perform for their fans in the country, Humprey quips, “Up Where We Belong because it’s a great classic. I know you guys love to sing and you would know the words to this song.”

Blake is also considering doing collaborations with local talents soon.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

7:33 PM

Drive To A Whole New Level At The Manila International Auto Show 2012

The 17th World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) once again proved to be a success. Over 152,000 visitors flocked to the World Trade Center Metro Manila and experienced 30,000 sq. m. of booths and exhibits from local and international industry players.
“WORLDBEX leads the future of the construction industry in the Philippines by providing an avenue where local suppliers can showcase their products globally and likewise giving Filipinos an opportunity to see what the international market has to offer,” says Joseph Ang, founding chair of Worldbex Services International (WSI).

WSI, however, is just getting started. From one world-class expo to another, car enthusiasts will once again race to the World Trade Center from March 29 to April 1, 2012, 10am to 10pm, for the highly anticipated 8th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). With the theme “Motorsports”, MIAS 2012 turns the spotlight on “Life in the Fast Lane” and the current trend of developing new and updated models of sports cars by different car brands, all designed to outride the competition.

With over 85,000 attendees annually, MIAS 2012 is bigger with 110 companies occupying the WTC, the Philippine Trade Training Center, the adjoining WTC East Wing and the specially constructed WTC East Wing B, with the total exhibit area now at 30,000 sqm. MIAS 2012 would feature the best concept cars, hybrid cars and many other automotives that will change the way we look at motoring and driving.

The highlights of this year’s MIAS include the Russ Swift Precision Driving Stunt Show, various car launches, motorsports exhibits, special demonstrations, and many more. Some of the notable events would be the Top Gear exhibit, which will feature top of the line car setups, the MD Juan
World II re-enactment using Jeep vehicles, and the Philippines’ most powerful car sponsored by Motul.

Also back is a bolder and bigger amphibian truck, which the Philippine Army, Philippine Marines, and the private sector modified and improved for this year’s show. Strategic spots throughout the venue have also been transformed into bachelor pads where visitors can watch their favorite movies, mingle with the car shows models, and test drive the car of your dreams.

There will be a Gala Night for the Car of the Year Awards 2012 competition at the PTTC, hosted by the Car Awards Group, Inc. Other competitions such as the MIAS Classic and Custom Car Competition, and a car photography contest would also be held.

MIAS merchandise can also be purchased at the venue, with items such as shirts, caps, USB hubs, baller IDs, and other MIAS 2012 novelty items.
The 8th Manila International Auto Show is important since it aids in effectively boosting local car industry, especially with BPI Family Bank’s Auto Madness, which offers low interest rates for car buyers during the show.

Fasten your seatbelts and drive on over to the most exciting car show in town, where the hottest cars and the prettiest ladies convene, the 8th Manila International Auto Show this March 29 to April 1, 2012 at the World Trade Center and brace yourself for a ride you’ll never forget.

For more information, call (+632) 5316350, 5343615. You may also email: or visit:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

8:05 PM

Madonna Is Back With MDNA

"There's only one queen and that's Madonna, bitch" -- Niicki Minaj

Rapper Nicki Minaj could not be more sharply on-point. Many have tried but she still remains the one and only Queen of POp. After nearly 30 years of making music, no one has come close to matching the impact of Madonna. She is truly peerless, ever-evolving and experimenting with sounds that continually set the pace for global popular music. Madonna's unwavering commitment to her craft has translated into sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, not to mention record-breaking tours that raise the bar for creativity. Now the material girl is back with a brand new album MDNA and a brand new home which is MCA Music.

With MDNA, she breaks innovative new ground with songs that explode with ferocious rhythmic energy, while also offering the kind of irressistable poop melodies that are the hallmark of her classic compositions.

It features the hit single "Give Me All Your Luvin" featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A which she first performed at the Super Bowl halftime. It was written by Madonna, martin Solveig, Micki Minaj and M.I.A., composed by Martin Solveig and Michael Tordjman and produced by Madonna and Martin Solveig. The Super Bowl appearance also inspired the football and cheerleader themed music video.

MDNA also includes the new track "Girl Gone Wild," an anthemic collaboration with Italian club wunderkind Benny Benassi. Amid a frenetic collision of beats and keyboards, Madonna sets the tone for an album that she vividly characterizes as having the intensity of a "caged animal."

MDNA, recorded in New York and LA, reunites Madonna - multi Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter and producer - with former collaborator William Orbit  who co-wrote and co-produced several cuts on the new album. Other co-producers include MArtin Solveig, The Demolition Crew, Marco "benny" Benassi and Alessandro "Alle" Benassi, Hardy "Indigo" MUanza, Michael Malih and Madonna.

Other tracks to look forward to are the reckless joyride "Gang Bang," "Some Girls." stomping anthem "I Don't Give A...," "I'm A Sinner," the deliciously romantic "Falling Free," and the gently percussive "Masterpiece," which won a 2012 Golden Globe Award for its inclusion in her motion picture directorial debut, "W.E."

MDNA is unequivocal proof that Madonna continues to be the world's most inventive musical artist. Her desire to bring bold new ideas to te mainstream is unparalleled. No doubt, this will be illustrated in a worldwide concert trek that will show the artist shattering the boundaries of a traditional stage show.

Madonna Understands and respects the simple purity of pop music, while thriving on the belief that people are as smart and hungry for truth and art as she is. It is that belief that will undeniably keep Madonna creating more inspired and inspiring music for years to come.

MDNA, the sensational new album from Madonna, is now out in CDs exclusively under MCA Music and available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via TO download Madonna's music on your cellphone, text MDNA to 3456.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

4:37 PM

Suplado Tips Book 2 Will Invades The Inner You!

The Suplado Book 2 launches into National Book store Shangri-La Plaza was so successful. People come to witness the second book of Stanley Chi, who becomes tremendously popular in the public because of its tips on how to be Suplado (snob).

National book store was filled with fun and laughter when Stanley Chi and friends like Ramon Bautista and Tado Jimenez has their punch line on the stage. 

Nanay Pelly as one of Stanley's  guest was there to give support for the second book. There is also some guest like Bake Shop who performed a song number  and people from Flip Top like Juan Lazy, Harlem and shehyee were there to sample some rap battle that leads to battle with Ramon, Tado and Stanley.

It was a super fun day indeed even the rain pouring outside. They had their friendly rap battle, and no harsh words are allowed. It was a free style, and everybody enjoyed the day.

My favorite part was when Stanley Chi called Jay L in stage and the rest blogger friends whom invited and shared their time in this event.  Even if, there are some miss-understanding on that day the Suplado Tips Book 2 was really successful and congratulations to you Stanley Chi!

Monday, March 26, 2012

4:38 PM

Drama & Romance Abound In Blue Bloods

As executive producer Leonard Goldberg teased, look forward to an exciting second season premiere with a story that is certain to provoke debate’. Indeed, the premiere episode of Blue Bloods, coming to AXN this March 31, 2012, does not disappoint!

A drama about a multi-generational family of  cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement, Blue Bloods marks multi-award winning Tom Selleck’s (Magnum P.I., Jesse Stone) return to primetime TV. The stellar cast of young and seasoned actors include Donnie Wahlberg (Righteous Kill, Band of Brothers), Broadway luminary Len Cairou (Damages, The West Wing) and Bridget Moynahan (Coyote
Ugly, Sex and the City).

The Reagans certainly do not have it easy. Blue Bloods Season 2 returns with the mysterious murder of an acquaintance of the Reagans, who also happens to be a supporter and fund raiser for the new mayor elect Carter Poole (David Ramsey, Dexter). Coming from a liberal political background with a soft approach on crime, Poole looks set to clash with the New York City Chief of Police, Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) from the onset, by requesting that Frank cover the murder up as a random act of violence. Talk about getting off on the wrong foot!

Fans are also in for a rare treat in the premiere’s fundraiser - a special duet by Country superstar Carrie Underwood and musical legend Tony Bennett where they crooned to ‘It Had To Be You’ - a song which might just set the tone for the blossoming romances in the Reagan family. A charming art curator (Frederick Weller) sweeps Erin (Bridget Moynahan) off her feet but he just might not be who
he appears to be. While the youngest Reagan, Jamie (Will Estes), goes undercover and gets deeply involved with an organized crime boss, Noble Sanfino and his family. Trouble brews when Jamie is attracted to Sanfino’s sister (Mara Davi) despite being told by Sanfino - "don't want what you can't have" - from the very start. Sound warning indeed.

Cupid stories continue to retain the core of what makes Blue Bloods tick – the Reagans and their close-knit family ties culminating in the weekly family dinner. Retired police commissioner and Frank’s father, Henry ( Cariou), integral role to play in the series. In a particularly heartwarming episode, Henry and Frank were nannies for the night while Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and his wife Linda (Amy Carlson) went on a date night. In what might be one of the most hilarious scenes in the entire series, great-grandpa and grandpa handed aside, Season 2 will have
a more down life advice to their grandsons. Their wise counsel consisted of what to order at a restaurant (you can order lobster at a steak house but never order steak at a lobster shack), what being out on their own feels like when they are older (you won't be poor exactly but you'll be paying for everything that used to come free so you'll feel strapped) and what to do when you can't pay your bills (if a month comes and you can make rent or the car payment but not both, make the car payment because you can always sleep in your car but you can't drive your house).

Blue Bloods’ balanced combination of nail-biting detective drama and family struggles offer rich material rarely handled so well by both a cast of actors and writers. It invites you to admire the men and women who struggle in and out of themselves to maintain order in New York City and draws you into the compelling relationships of the Reagan family. Don’t miss the return of Blue Bloods on AXN this March!

Blue Bloods Season 2 on 31 March 2012. Every Saturday at 10.45pm
12:56 AM

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

2:58 PM

MYX Music Awards 2012: Zia Quizon Wins Favorite New Artist

In her few months in showbiz, Zia has already proven that she is more than just the daughter of King of Comedy Dolphy and Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla’s daughter. She has recently been named as 2012 MYX Music Awards’ Favorite New Artist.

Zia’s music, which fused pop, soul, jazz, and retro R&B, has been widely-accepted by the public yielding the hit song Ako Na Lang. She recently launched her new single Dear Lonely, lifted from her debut album Zia. The album has recently been awarded a Gold Record Award.

Simple Girl is also available for download at It also boasts of having more than 160,000 songs making it the country’s biggest music download site, where one can get tracks as low as P20.
“I’m proud to say that all the songs in the album were arranged to my style of singing. My producers made sure I was comfortable with singing the songs in the album,” Zia says. “I am happy that people appreciate my music.”

It was no surprise then when Zia chose to cover her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla’s ‘80s hit ‘Mambobola’. “We were throwing some ideas around and I think I actually suggested the song myself. I felt that it would be very nice to have one of my mom’s songs on the album as a kind of tribute to her for all of the things she has done for me.” 

Zia also covered Sheena Easton’s ‘So Much In Love’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Smile’, dedicated to her comedian father Dolphy. “Aside from my mom, I would say that my dad’s taste in music really shaped mine. He influenced me to appreciate the classics— from standards to classical to world music and even oldies.”
MyMusicStore, created to support OPM artists and to cater to Pinoy music lovers, is the ultimate one-stop shop for those who can’t wait to have their music downloads right here, right now!

Friday, March 23, 2012

9:54 AM

Discovering My Talent

My Talent Summer Workshop, now on its fifth year, continues to provide teens and adults with the perfect tools to develop their talents, and artistry. My Talent has also found a new home on the 3rd floor of a new mini-mall called 500 Shaw Boulevard.

Classes will run April 10 to May 31. Under the directorship of stage veteran Audie Gemora, My Talent offers the freshest staple of courses, which includes classes for Voice (training the ear, learning vocal technique, developing a singing style), Instruments (learning to play piano, guitar, violin or drums), Musical Theater (learning Broadway style performance combining the three disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing), Street Dance (the latest dance grooves taught by today's freshest hip hop dancers), Modeling (Super model Rissa Mananquil mentors aspiring models on grooming, posing, doing the cat walk, giving pointers on the ins and outs of the fashion and commercial modeling industry) and Pop Performance (with Audie as coach, learn song interpretation, mastering live performance, packaging, pointers on pursuing a singing career).

This year, My Talent introduces three exciting new courses – Acoustic (with no less then acoustic prince Jimmy Bondoc sharing first hand how to develop one’s own singing style and performing with a guitar or piano as accompaniment), Acting for Television and Film (acquire acting techniques in preparation for a career in showbiz), Hosting (discover the basic rudiments of public speaking, hosting for both live
events and televisio n).

For inquiries, call 654-7452/ 3845578 or cell phone numbers 0922-5916060 / 0915-7460756.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

6:27 PM

Marvin Agustin Goes Door-to-Door With Knorr

Marvin Agustin’s journey to what he is today—a successful chef and restaurateur is so inspiring that it became the cornerstone of his latest endorsement for Knorr Cubes.

Marvin recently signed on to become the new brand ambassador for Knorr Cubes, the favorite partner of people like him who are passionate about food and cooking.  As such, he is also the new face behind Knorr Cubes’ “Door to door Sabaw Challenge” in which he will be visiting different cities all over the Philippines, challenging cooks to identify which is the better, more ma-karne and better-tasting sabaw: the one made with Knorr Cubes, or not?

During the challenge, Marvin will present two versions of sabaw, one made with granules and the other, made with Knorr cubes. Marvin believes so much in the product’s claims to deliver the meatiest taste and flavor that he throws in a promise to give up cooking if they end up choosing the sabaw that’s not made of Knorr cubes—and everyone knows how passionate Marvin is about cooking, so for him to promise that is a big deal.

Among the locations Marvin will visit are Laguna, Iloilo, and Metro Manila. There will be a series of 30-seconder commercials featuring Marvin engaging cooks and housewives to take part in the challenge.

“That’s really what it’s about: Marvin being confident about the product so much that he’s willing to give up his passion for cooking just to prove a point, which is that Knorr cubes is the meatiest out of all the cooking aids in the Philippines,” says Monica Rios, brand manager of Knorr for Unilever Philippines, which is spearheading the Door-to-door challenge.

Marvin grew up in a household where cooking was a passion. Their apartment was small, and from the living room, one could sit and smell what was being cooked in the kitchen.

His mother loved to cook Filipino dishes. “Mahilig kami sa sabaw. Mahilig kami sa sinigang, mahilig kami sa nilaga. Every meal, kailangan laging may sabaw. Sabaw at kanin,” recalls Marvin. “At we really used Knorr cubes. Kahit pinakbet, nilalagyan ng Knorr shrimp na cubes.”

As a teenager, Marvin worked as a waiter, and later, became a mascot for a popular fastfood chain. From there, he worked his way up, became a popular actor and re-invented himself into a successful businessman with a chain of restaurants that includes Sumo Sam, Oyster Boy, Marciano’s, Komrad, John and Yoko and Mr. Kurosawa.

This is what inspired Unilever to choose him to be the latest endorser of Knorr Cubes.

Says Rios: “It’s a nice success story to hear, that he started out as a waiter, and even worked as a mascot for a while. He has proven that he can rise above all the challenges in life. Now he’s a chef and a restaurateur. It’s very inspiring, the way he was able to achieve everything…maypassion siya, and he just really went for it. So it’s a nice feeling for him to be endorsing the product.”

Marvin feels honored to be chosen to join Knorr’s family of chefs. “When I first learned about it (endorsement), sabi ko, everyone knows that I really love cooking. I love cooking for my friends and my family, and Knorr cubes is really what we use for soup. So napakasaya at family-orientedang pino-promote namin na brand.”

Get the latest updates from Marvin himself! Like Marvin Agustin on Facebook or follow him @marvin_agustin on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

5:47 PM

Markdown Madness @ Tektite

Have you heard about the MARKDOWN MADNESS Sale? Well, it's been started since yesterday.

Get 70% Pff on selected items from Skechers, Ecko, Zoo York, Merrell, Pony, No Fear, Creative Recreation, and Energie. Avail the unbelievably discounted items from them. Sale is until March 23, 2012 (Friday).

Ecko Unlimited and Zoo York apparel price range from P435-P1,500 only.

Their partner banks are BPI, BDO, HSBC, Metrobank, East West Bank, and Allied/PNB which offers 0% interest for three (3) months on purchases woth P3,000 and above, and for six (6) months on purchases worth P6,000 and above.

So what are you waiting for? Go now to Tektite Between March 19-23, 2012 from 9am to 8pm. PSE Auditorium, Tektite Tower Exchange Road, Ortigas, Pasig City.

See you all there!
5:43 AM

OtterBox: Always Use Protection!

Tenkie Box Concepts launches the first ever Drop Test Tour to highlight the maximum protection that only OtterBox can give and so they dare media to have this drop test woth their smart phones. Get protection for what's next at the Drop Test Tour is finally here.

The purposed of this is to allow the Tenkiebox to showcase the build quality and durability of OtterBox cases because they believe that it's not enough to just claim how good is their cases. The tour will be give an interactive experience where people can touch, feel and see. Thet are also belived that the best way to promote OtterBox is to allow everyone to experience it.

The significance of the products is not just about making shockproof cases but giving maximum protection for a worry free smart phone and tablet exprience. Local OtterBox brand ambassadors Jaymie Pizarro, Rovilson Fernandez, and Lorraine Lapus expressed their admiration in the products by gracing the event with their presence.

Champion surfer Lorraine Laous uses her OtterBox Defender to keep her phone safe. She said that good thing she was using the OtterBox because she can't avoid dropping her phone because she loves being outdoors especially on surf trips. And because of OtterBox her phone is protected from the elements and still as good as new.

OtterBox is the leader in th eproduction of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.  OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle. For more information visit today!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1:43 PM

The Global Pinoy Hero Unveiled

 What makes a hero?

It was Superman legend, Christopher Reeve, who once said that a hero is any individual who finds the strength to presevere and endure in spote of overwhelming obstacles. Such is the 11 million Filipinos overseas, who have left home to work and bring honor, not just for family but also for the nation as a whole.

With this reason, Toblerone, the "thank you" chocolate is making it its mission to recoginize the efforts of these modern dayFilipino heroes through the Thank You Global Pinoy Awards Night!

"Inspired by the pasalubong homecoming tradition associated with Toblerone an in continuing its goal to revive the art of saying thank you among Folipinos, the brand is focusing its lens to the millions of Filipinos overseas who deserved to be thanked"
- Jaya Singh, Region Director, Middle East and Asia Pacific, kraft Foods World Travel Retail.

The Thank You Global Pinoy Awards ia an initiative that sought to search for the most outstanding global Filipino workers who deserve our gratitude. It is led by the Commision on Filipinos Overseas -the government agency tasked to promote and uphold the interests of Filipino emigrants and permanent resident abroad, and Toblerone as the key proponent of Thank You Day in 2007.

Then Global Pinoys were recognized, including Reynaldo Lachica, a power plant chemist in London, who pushes for academic excellence in the country through the Annual Ulirang Kabataan Awards in Paco, Manila. Dennis Laforteza, a head chef for US President Barrack Obama.  Francis Padua Papica, a lawyer in San Francisco, who spearheaded a foundation helping young Bicolanos pursue their education, to name a few.

The thank you chocolate also provided other outlets to show our gratitude, including the Thank You Global Pinoy website, which served as an online venue for Filipinos to thanks their nominated Global Pinoy and also the Special Rewards Passport distributed in Duty Free and NAIA terminals in Paranaque that gave balikbayans perks and incentives to partner establishments like Krispy Kreme, Red Box, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Folded and Hung, David's Salon, Wade, jelly Bean, Abenson, Maribago Hotel and Spa, and Island Cove Hotel and Resorts.
8:08 AM

McFloat Summer Medley: Walking On Sunshine with Xian Lim

The better way to enjoy the hot summer is to jam in the cool soundtrack with friends. This summer McDonald;s is offering a refreshing symphony of flavors perfect for your barkada bonding moments with their mew McFloat Summer Medley, featuring four new McFloat variants and McDonald's newest brand ambassador Xian Lim.

Mc Float Summer Medley features four new exciting flavors such as Blueberry Sprite McFloat, Green Apple Sprite MCFloat, Four Seasons Sprite McFloat, and Honey Banana Sprite McFloat. This new flavors are availbale in two sizes; Reular for P29 and Monster size for P45. And for those who can't get enough with the classic Coke McFloat, it's still available for P25 regular and P40 for Monster size.

This McDonald's McFloat Summer Medley are also includes in very afffordable snack combos. For only P50, you can get a Regular Coke McFloat with Medium Fries while for P55, you can pair up your Mediem Fries with any of the four regular size McFloat Flavors which is great for this summer.

McFloat  Summer Medley is available in all McDonald's stores nationwide, whether din-in, take-out or drive-thru. You can also dial McDelivery 8-6236 or visit to enjoy the McFloat Summer Medley anytime and anywhere. So hurry, text, BBM or call your friends and head now to the coolest hangout place this summer... only at McDonald's!

Watch for more awesome surporises this summer! For more information, visit

Monday, March 19, 2012

2:49 AM

Adidas Releases Its St. Patrick’s Rose 2.5 Edition

After another huge outing last Monday and another key match-up the other day versus the Miami Heat, Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls enter a stretch against the East's top teams.  That includes a home match-up this Saturday on St. Patrick's Day where the Bulls will don green uniforms and Rose will debut an all-new colorway of the adiZero Rose 2.5.

Dubbed "St. Paddy's," this Kelly green colorway of the shoe hooks up to the Chicago Bulls' special green uniforms when they play on St. Patrick's Day, one of the most celebrated holidays in the Chicago area.

Avail of your own adiZero Rose 2.5 St. Paddy’s in the following stores: adidas Trinoma, Greenbelt 3, SM Mall of Asia, Sm North EDSA, Cebu and Titan. It retails at Php 7,295.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

4:44 PM

The Reunion: Finally Susy Found Geno!

After weeks of anticipation, Susy and Geno’s long-awaited reunion finally took place on March 11, Sunday, at a mall in Taguig, where the two met up not only with each other, but with their loyal and very enthusiastic supporters. It was the first public appearance in many years for the faces of Sustagen milk in the 80s and 90s, who disappeared from the public eye, only to re-emerge two decades later, starting with Susy’s return last February. Only then would we find out that she and Geno had actually lost touch through the years.

For weeks, Susy spearheaded a massive search for her missing friend, until Geno himself turns up on Susy’s Facebook fanpage, to set a time and place for their get-together. Some of their fans, seeing the details of the agreed meet-up, trooped to the site to see their idols in person. The more fanatical ones even attended as a group, waving banners and placards expressing their unwavering support. Meanwhile, Susy and Geno’s friends from Sustagen also did their part, providing free milk for all those who turned up to accompany Susy as she waited for the elusive Geno to appear.

Susy arrived first, toting an album she made for Geno containing photos posted by her fans on her fanpage. She was easily spotted by the Market! Market! crowd, though, and was swarmed by well-wishers wherever she would go. A good number of media people were also on hand to cover the momentous event. In fact, it was during one reporter’s interview with Susy that Geno made his grand entrance.

Geno did not disappoint, showing up at the activity center looking dashing as ever and clutching a fresh bouquet for Susy. And after long years of waiting, the two best friends shared a long and warm embrace. Minutes later, they would prove that their chemistry was as strong as ever, giving the people the dance number they were requesting for. This sent the boisterous crowd into even more frenzied celebrations. Afterwards, the pair would even stay on to mingle and take pictures with their most ardent fans.

It was a day that left many misty-eyed with countless happy memories revived—all thanks to Susy, who initially just wanted to see her friend Geno again. But as Susy said in her Facebook post, this is only the beginning of bigger things ahead. So if you want to see where their story leads next, then keep on following Susy and Geno on their fanpage: Be among the first to know about the exciting adventures that lie ahead for the outstanding tandem.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

4:29 PM

Summer Is Hotter With Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion, Shick, & Nuffnang

My ideal Nuffnang summer is to go to the beach with my family and friends. Enjoy the white sand of Boracay or Palawan while making a sand castle with my son and sipping a fresh coco water.

Playing beach valley ball with friends as we did way back before is so much fun while burying other boy friends in the sand so that they won't make naughty things. These things that we enjoy doing this in hot summer outing, of course with the help of Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion. We've got you covered all the time.

Aside from that having picnic with my family just near the shore while staying in nippa hut is very relaxing. Protecting your skin in sun rays making your skin more radiant because Shick, Free your skin. Spending the times under the sun with the people you love is really amazing thing that you can do.

It's so enjoyable to play under the sun specially if you know that you protected agaunst the sun by Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion and making your skin smooth with the help of Shrick. Enjoy this year summer friends!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

11:36 AM

WD® Creates the Industry's Deepest Technology Capability and Broadest Product Portfolio

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Viviti Technologies Ltd. (formerly Hitachi Global Storage technologies), effective Mar. 8, 2012, for $3.9 billion in cash and 25 million shares of WDC common stock valued at approximately $0.9 billion1. Hitachi, Ltd. now owns pproximately 10 percent of WDC shares outstanding, and it has the right to designate two individuals to the board of directors of WD.
The new WD will operate with WD Technologies (WD) and HGST as wholly owned subsidiaries.

Aggregated revenues of the two companies in 2011 were $15 billion. As chief executive officer of WD, John Coyne heads up the new office of the CEO, with Steve Milligan as president, Tim Leyden as chief operating officer and Wolfgang Nickl as chief financial officer.

"The completion of this acquisition is a truly momentous event in the 42-year history of our company," said Coyne. "With ownership of two successful companies and the best talent available in the industry, we expect to accomplish great things as we build the new WD to be the world's leading storage solutions provider with the industry's deepest technology capability, broadest product portfolio and best-in-class execution. Similar to successful multi-brand models in other industries, the two subsidiaries will compete in the marketplace with separate brands and product lines while sharing common values of customer delight, value creation, consistent profitability and growth."

A recently updated HDD forecast by IDC  predicts industry revenue growth at a compound annual growth rate of 8.6 percent per year from 2011 to 20162. "The growth in demand for digital storage continues unabated driven by the expansion of digital content in consumer and commercial applications," said John Rydning, research vice president, hard disk drives & semiconductors, IDC. "Mobility, cloud infrastructure, social business, and big data analytics are stimulating demand for digital content in new formats and new market segments, creating the need for an increasingly diverse set of storage products and technology capabilities from storage solutions providers."

"With a significantly broadened customer base and expanded resources, the new WD is in a strong position to seize the growth  opportunity in stored digital content," said Coyne. "We have acquired a strong presence in the traditional enterprise market,  substantially increased our presence in the industry's fastest-growing segments-cloud and mobility-and improved our capability to address new market initiatives such as enterprise SSD, storage solutions for small business and low-profile HDDs and hybrid drives for Ultrabooks™. As a result, WD is better positioned than ever for success."

The cash portion of the purchase price was financed by a $2.3 billion, five-year term loan, short-term financing under a $500 million revolving credit agreement and existing company cash balances. The company expects the transaction to be immediately accretive to earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis, excluding acquisition-related expenses, restructuring charges and amortization of intangibles. In addition, the company expects to maintain a positive net cash position.

Supplemental information regarding the HGST acquisition can be found on the WD website at For additional information, please visit

Friday, March 9, 2012

8:47 AM

Summer Fun With Thermos And Win An iPad 2

Make your summer so much special by winning an iPad 2. All you have to do is to join the Thermos Summer Fun with Thermos Promo.  First, the participant must like the Official Thermos Philippines Facebook page ( and follow Thermos Philippines on Twitter ( Photo entries must have their corresponding captions (maximum of 140 characters) that adhere/is in line with the theme for the period. The picture can be in JPEG or PNG formats, with a maximum size of 4MB. Only color, brightness and contrast of the photo entry are allowed to be adjusted.

Photo entries and caption should be uploaded by the participant in the Thermos Philippines Landing Page such as which is supported by Manila Exchange ( website with the following details:
Complete name of participant
Complete address
Complete name of model/s (Prior written consent from the model is required for pre screening whereas the scanned letter of authorization should be attached to entry).
Photo Caption
Mobile number
Email address
Promo period and theme
Facebook ID
Twitter ID

Photo entries and their corresponding caption will be screened. Illegal, immoral, visually disturbing, derogatory/hate, foul and sexually explicit photo entries will be automatically disqualified. Only photo entries and their corresponding caption published in the Thermos Philippines Landing Page ( which is supported by Manila Exchange ( website are considered for the promo. Links of considered photo entries will also be published on the official Thermos Facebook page and Twitter account. Participants are allowed to publish their photo entries in their personal social media account. There will be 12 winners for the whole promo which will be based on the address:
a. 4 winners per period; two (2) winners from Metro Manila, one (1) winner from Luzon outside of Metro Manila, one (1) winner from Visayas and Mindanao
b. There are three (3) periods for the whole contest.
There are three (3) periods for the whole contest. Period 1 is from March 16 – April 5, 2012 while the Period 2 is on April 6 – 26, 2012 and the Period 3 will be on April 27 –May 17, 2012. Keep in mind that there is a theme in every promo period.

Period 1 from March 16 – April 5, 2012
Excited for a Thermos Summer!
Period 2 April 6 – 26, 2012
Keeping it cool this summer with Thermos!
Period 3 April 27 –May 17, 2012
My unforgettable Thermos Summer memories

A genuine Thermos brand item should be visible in the photo entry. Entries using generic/non-Thermos branded food and beverage containers will be disqualified. For more information about the genuine Thermos brand, participants can inquire at thermos[at]collins-international[dot]com[dot]ph, (02) 684 6160 or (02) 646 2867.
 Winners will be chosen based on:
a. UNIQUENESS (40%). The exceptionality of the photo entry that corresponds to the theme.
b. WITTINESS (40%). Caption and picture must be catchy, creative, witty and appropriate to the photo and theme. Caption must not exceed 140 characters.
c. VISIBILITY OF THERMOS PRODUCT (10%). The Thermos product must be clearly visible and identifiable.
d. POPULARITY (10%). The number of likes of the photo entry and caption in the Thermos Philippines Landing Page ( which is supported by Manila Exchange ( website
Entries will be judged by two (3) representatives from Collins International Trading Corporation. The winners will be announced three (3) days after the last day of the period and they  will be announced in Thermos Philippines Landing Page ( which is supported by Manila Exchange ( website, official Thermos Facebook page and Twitter account. They will be notified via courier, SMS, and email.
Winners should bring the actual letter sent via courier to claim their prize. Winners must also present one (1) valid ID.  Winners should personally claim their prize at the following addresses:

Metro Manila/Luzon
Collins International Trading Corporation
412 Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Manggahan, Pasig City
Tel. No. 681-6161 / 681-6163

Cebu City
Advanced Electronics Service Corporation
Castilex Compound Mandaue, North Central, Cabancalan St., Mandaue City
Tel. No. 63 32 ( 344-8469 ) / 63 32 (345-2804)
Fax: 63 32 (344-8404)

Davao City
Advanced Electronics Service Corporation
2nd Floor, Room 202 Amesco Bldg, Ramon Magsaysay St., Davao City
Tel. No. 63 82 (227-4974) Telefax
Failure to submit the required documents forfeits the prize and failure to claim the prize in person by August 30, 2012 forfeits the prize.  All participants can only win once during Summer Fun with Thermos Online Contest.  This contest is only applicable to the residents of the Republic of the Philippines.  Employees of Collins International Trading Corporation, promoters for all Collins products and their relatives up to 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity are automatically disqualified.  All entries will become the property of Collins International Trading Corporation, and may be used for any online/printed promotional materials and press releases. By submitting the photo entry the participant is agreeable to this portion.  This promo cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional activities. PER DTI-NCR PERMIT # 1808 SERIES OF 2012. For more information please visit the Official Facebook Promotions Guidelines

Thursday, March 8, 2012

9:10 PM

School of Hard Knocks: Black and Blue Colorway

Adidas launches the black and blue colorway as inspired by Derrick Rose’s hard fought path to the NBA from the physical style of play at Murray Park  in the Englewood neighborhood of Derrick's hometown of Chicago.

The shoe features tumbled, full grain leather and luxury nubuck upper for a smooth off-court look to rep the style of his hometown.

It's available in the market already for the prize of  P7,295. and will be available to the following outlets;

Adidas MOA
Adidas N. Edsa (SM)
Adidas Cebu (SM)
Adidas Greenbelt (to be delivered)
Adidas Trinoma (to be delivered)

Go to your favorite Adidas store now and get one with this cool School of Hard Knocks.
12:40 AM

Lighten Up Your Luggage With Kipling Yubin 55

Great news for  travelers who want style and convenience for their summer travels!  Get a chic Kipling Yubin 55 cabin-size luggage at 75% off when you buy a Kipling Yubin 76 extra large expandable trolley bag from now until March 31, 2012.  Whether you’re a light or heavy packer, Kipling’s Yubin range offers the more colorful selection of stylish and highly-functional pieces of lightweight luggages, assuring you of a happy hour in any airport lounge.

The Yubin 76 is perfect for the heavy packer type, thanks to its 107 to 120 liter capacity.  Made of Kipling’s trademarked crinkled nylon, a chemical process which literally shrinks the original fabric by 30% making it water-repellent, and lined with polyester, it can pack practically half of your wardrobe, with plenty of room to spare.  Of course, nobody wants to wear shabby clothing when going on a vacation, that’s why the Yubin 76 has adjustable packing straps for crease-free clothes. For short-duration trips, there’s cabin-size Yubin 55 which is the lightest trolley in the market right now that is acceptable in almost all airlines worldwide! No need for cabin size and weight restrictions as this luggage allows you to travel light and in style. Its 33-liter capacity is ideal for those three-day or overnight sojourns, wherever your journey takes you.

The Yubin 76 and Yubin 55 also have other features that make traveling convenient.  These include an all-round zip for enhanced volume and  open and zipped mesh compartments to cleverly organize your stuff!  These luggages even makes you feel safe and secure with an integrated TSA-lock and soft-grip handles complemented with easy-rolling and lightweight EVA  wheels. And of course, what could be more fun when travelling but with a furry Kipling monkey ring for that personal touch.

In addition to the Yubin line are the Yubin Spin 55 and Yubin Spin 69 that has easy-rolling four wheels that that take you and your packed treasures wherever you go.  Complemented with colorful plains and prints, travelling would never be as dull and boring as it was before. 

 Available at SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Megamall, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, SM Cebu, Robinsons Place Ermita, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Gateway, Landmark Makati and TriNoma, visit Kipling Philippines on Facebook and get to find out more exciting news from the lovable monkey.

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