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Your to do list before 2013

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Here is some essential to do list before new year. These are a combination of a short and long term that will serve as your yearly guide of improvements throughout the year.

1. Check on expired foods, medicines, etc - This is the best time for you to throw any stored foods, medicines, cosmetics that will expire in December 2012 or early 2013. Clean up your storage room, and make an inventory of the things for replacements.

2. Statement of Accounts / Important documents, Bills, etc - Better collate all necessary important documents and remind yourself of some activities to settle in your bank, utilities or insurance.

3. General Cleaning - Hmmm, obviously take away all those unused stuffs, and clean up your house

4. List of accomplishments for 2012 - Well, these are just part of your self-improvement. Create your best list of things you have done either on work, personal, travel, food, etc and highlight each moment. Be proud of your accomplishments.

5. Existing Projects - There are backlog p…

Presscon: Eastwood City brings IYAZ for 2013 New Year Countdown

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Tomorrow, December 31, 2012 - everyone is invited to watch Eastwood City's New Year Countdown for 2013. I was there last year and I enjoyed the party & countdown.

Here's the initial line up of guests performers tomorrow:

Ely Buendia
Up Dharma Down
Urbanation
General Luna
Mark Mabasa

Multi-platinum, songwriter and rapper, IYAZ is now here in the Philippines and had a chance to meet him yesterday during his press conference held in Richmonde Hotel in Ortigas.

IYAZ told us that this is his first time to attend a New Year Countdown celebration, and this event will be unforgettable. Press / Media asked several questions like his past working relationship with Charice, and He confessed that Charice is Awesome. "When we first met, we clicked. She's like my little sister. Working with her was definitely something good for me."

We also asked about his routines before and after the show. He say a prayer, stays alone and get…

The SM Store Year-End Sale #thesmstoreyearendsale

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Christmas Shopping is really fun, adventurous, tiring and the best time to check out good deals!

Shop at SM Store (Department Store) from December 26-31, 2012 and enjoy up to 50% off on selected items.

The good news here is, this is NATIONWIDE. So wherever you are, or staying somewhere - Don't forget to drop by at SM Department store.
Holiday shopping never ends at the SM Department Store YEAR-END SALE!

Per DTI-NCR Permit Number 9272, Series of 2012.

Follow The SM Store on:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesmstore & Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thesmstore

Hours before Christmas Eve

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I decided to stay at home this weekend to avoid the traffic and Christmas rush. Good thing that my apartment is just few blocks away to SM Marikina and I went there last Saturday to check out and bought some stuffs for myself.

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[caption id="attachment_7183" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Cute Hello Kitty Sleepwear[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_7184" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Optimus Prime Coin Bank[/caption]

I stumbled upon few booths of Toy Kingdom Express and found some toys - perfect gifts for kids! SM Department Store looks like a battlefield where people are busy walking, choosing items, and falling in line at the cashier (longggg line to be exact!). I just grabbed a pair of sandals and two slippers (for indoor and outdoor). There were also a clothing booth wherein you can get huge discounts on…

Mickey Mouse meets the press for Disney on Ice

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A rare opportunity to see our favorite Disney character - Mickey Mouse, when he dropped by the Gateway Suites last time to meet the press and media for inviting everyone to see the most spectacular event this Christmas season - Disney on Ice.

All are invited to watch the show featuring the eight Disney princesses' wishing will be fulfilled with the help of their devoted princes (kilig!).

This is going to be an true adventure on Ice as we will witness their romantic stories and get ready to amaze with their artistic skating and graceful acrobats!

Show schedule are as follows:
Dec. 25 (Tue) – 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Dec. 26 (Wed) – 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Dec. 27 (Thu) – 6:00pm
Dec. 28 (Fri) – 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Dec. 29 (Sat) – 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Dec. 30 (Sun) – 1:00pm, 4:30pm, and 8:00pm
Jan. 1 (Tue) – 1:00pm, 4:30pm, and 8:00pm
Jan. 2 (Wed) – 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Jan. 3 (Thu) – 6:00pm
Prepare to be enchanted by the lovely Disney Princesses and their dashing princes in this “ice-spectacular” show. Troop over to…

The 4th Philippine KPOP Convention @KpopConPh

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K-Pop increases its popularity around the globe and its style of music surfaces in different parts of America, Europe, and other Asian countries like Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines (and a lot more!). Korean artists have their own style of music & fashion, not only pop music, there are also rock, techno, R&B and jazz bringing different styles and collaboration which made K-Popmore popular.

I am not that really a full blooded K-Pop follower but I only knew few groups that are successful in their music career. For example 2NE1 (I love Sandy!), Shinwa, Big Bang, SS501, and Super Juniors- are just some of the 'popular' names that I remembered when we talk about Korean Music. While some of them made popular in the United States like Wondergirls (Nobody) and Psy (Gangnam Style) and Rain.

I was really surprised that technology nowadays are doing so well in providing the latest updates of your favorite overseas artists through forums, fan sites, blogs and news agencies. …

Eastwood City New Year Count Down to 2013

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2012 is such a great year for me and my first time to experience the New Year countdown at Eastwood City

And here is another event to celebrate another year (2013) as Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City brings you a fantastic line up of musical superstars on December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Featuring world's renowned reggae hiphop artist IYAZ (Pyramid, Solo, Pretty Girls are some of his hits) and local artists music icon Ely Buendia, Up Dharma Down, Urbanation, General Luna and Mark Mabasa.

Eastwood New Year tradition is not complete without their grand fireworks display and the Dazzling Star Drop (countdown to 2013).

Women know best

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This article talks about empowering women and this year's consumer trend that pictures different female consumer.

by IVY ONG
(Advertising Board of the Philippines)

The 10 Consumer Trends shaping 2012 pictures the rise of a different female consumer. In the study by top marketing communications firm JWT, women are found to be the most empowered they have ever been, exercising the right to choose their own path in life.

Filipino women figure predominantly in the local setting of JWT’s consumer trends. As 2012 comes to a close, we realize how deeply the power of decision-making and purchasing rest with wives, mothers, titas, lolas, daughters and girl friends. They have become “masters of omnipresent thrift” – a title many women acknowledge with Pinay pride.

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The Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard) looks …

Yahoo! Philippines 2012 Year in Review Spotlights

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Here is the annual edition Year in Review gathered through daily search results of Yahoo! users which also highlights different topics and stories that made popular during 2012.

Local artists and personalities like Jessica Sanchez, Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis and among others takes the lead.Kindly read the Press Release below to discover top searches in different categories like Entertainment, Sports, Travel and many more



Disney on Ice 2012: Princesses and Heroes

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Less than five days before Christmas, and if you're thinking where to go and have fun this holiday season with your family? Why don't you consider watching Disney on Ice? I remembered during my younger years when my family used to watch Disney on Ice every year because we all love Disney characters.

This year, Disney on Ice message is all about believing. Young girls usually dream of becoming a princess and love Disney princesses (we usually imitates their clothes, gestures and sing their movie theme songs all over again). Meet the eight Disney Princesses - Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Tiana. Also revealed that, Tinker Bell is guesting the show which it will make your dreams come true.

The whole show will bring excitement for the entire family - acrobatics, artistic skating and great storyline will make everyone feel special and magical with different productions prepared by your favorite Princesses and special participation of dif…

10 Interesting Things about the film: Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Ako

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1. The story begins in three different worlds apart
2. This is a humble family oriented story
3. Casts Enteng Kabisote, Agimat and AKO meet for an adventure like no other
4. There is a social responsibility theme on this flick, other values highlighted (family, marriage, friendship, responsibility, forgiveness, love and respect.
5. Enteng and Agimat partnership continues
6. Agimat started his own family with Samara (Sam Pinto)
7. AKO stands for Princess Angelina Kalinisan-Orteza
8. Guests villains here are aliens and primitive villains
9. Watch out for the fighting scenes & CG Effects
10. It's a fun movie date for the entire family

Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Ako is showing on December 25.

You can also check out this links for updates.
www.siagimatsientengkabisoteatsiako.com
twitter account : @agimatentengako
instagram account : siagimatsientengatsiako

Si Enteng Kabisote at ang mga bloggers - Presscon

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For the first time this blog will using a 'tag-lish' (tagalog/Filipino and English), to make this post more natural and because I wanted to share my experience meeting our 'Bossing' ng bayan (mwah mwah tsup tsup) - Vic Sotto.

Enteng Kabisote, the family man we loved during Okay ka Fairy ko (a fantasy-comedy tv sitcom) has another adventure to share this year with Agimat (Bong Revilla), at si Ako (AKO is just an nickname portrayed by Ms Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo).

Being a TV host for Eat Bulaga for almost 30 years, our Bossing is also hosting several game shows in other network. I have been a loyal fan of Eat Bulaga eversince and seeing the entire 'dabarkadas' while having your lunch is very entertaining. We value our lunch moment for almost two hours, learning new things in the afternoon like 'Pinoy Henyo' and discovering new talents & performances.

Same with the noon time program, the movie shares good values about family and friends (love and social …

Disney on Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes Contest Mechanics

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Here's an ongoing promotion for Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes (started last December 13 and will end on December 21, 2012).

All you have to do is to visit this site for full mechanics and read the full details on the poster posted below.

Lucky winners will be announced on December 22. So, hurry join now and send your entries!



link to the full mechanics:  http://www.aranetacenter.net/2008/disneyonicechristmas.php

Why should you consider staying at I-Suites

I know buying your own dream house is quite expensive and only few people can afford to stay in high rise condominium. When we are away, we always find a place wherein we feel comfortable to stay in for a couple of days. That is why, I-Suites was constructed - a 33 room, 5 story boutique hotel located in Imperial St in Cubao near Gateway Mall. I was impressed with the hotel's Japanese inspired interiors and being described as 'personalized and original' by the hotel's CEO, Mikaela Singson Mendoza.

According to Mikaela, the original blueprint of the building was ideally for an apartment but the family would like it to more appealing and converted it into a hotel.

“My mom thought that I would be a right fit for this job,” narrates Mika. “I am studying Hotel and Restaurant Management at Treston International College. My dream was to be an F&B director of a big hotel. Never thought that I would be actually opening up a hotel of my own.”

With the sudden change of plan, it …

Spotted Cool Stuffs in Toycon Christmas Toyfair

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Huge crowd and long line welcome me yesterday upon arriving at the Day 2 of Toycon Christmas Toyfair at the Mega Trade Hall 1 of SM Megamall.

My goal yesterday was to check out cool items for sale like stuffed toys, hello kitty, Disney figures, accessories and a lot more.


Disney Princess' Dolls, They are so cute :)





Fun Hats, Hmm I should have bought one.


Cool water resistant back pack bags for sale


Shirts! Inspired by your favorite comic / movie characters

Adopt me please? Okay, I'll buy you later :) hahaha.

Hmmm, these tiny stuffs are for sale.


You should have check out these amazing Comics on Sale today.
Hurry visit the last day of Toycon Christmas Toyfair, prices are really reasonable and hard to find collectibles were on Sale!
See you there!

Happy Birthday Sef!

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Yakimix staffs sang Happy Birthday last night to our dear friend, Sef of eventlovershideout.com
May God Bless you and thanks for being such a wonderful friend. See you around!

Car Craze: Hottest Car and Gadget Show, December 15 SM City Sta Mesa

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Wow, weekend is jampacked with different events and Christmas promotions.
Here is the first car and gadget show happening today at 5th level of SM City Sta Mesa covered car park.
Catch the hottest car and gadgets and get a chance to win an iPhone 4s.
This is also the launch of App Labs' newest app for iOS - Car Crazee
Thanks to Cyberzone & SM Sta Mesa for the invite :)

Visit SM Cyberzone and Car Crazee for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/smcyberzone
https://www.facebook.com/carcrazeeapp

Day Zero: 7th Christmas Toyfair and 2nd Philippine Diecast and Custom Car Show 2012

A Christmas Toyfair for all ages. For seven years (whew!), I've been attending this unique event for all toys, comics, anime, videos and collectibles. This is dubbed as a 'Christmas Toyfair' (a mini toycon during Christmas season) wherein you will witness different activities like Toy booths sales, Diecast car exhibits, Christmas cosplay & parade, Live Toy Auctions, Toy donation drive, stage games, raffles and many more.

Entrance is much cheaper, P60 and can be bought at the front gate entrance of the hall.

For the Christmas Cosplay parade, happening on Saturday/ December 15 - Please be reminded that the registration will start at 10am, Assembly at 1pm and Grand Parade at 2pm.

There were also an ongoing activity inside the 2nd Philippine Diecast and Custom Car show.

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And, of course the purpose of this event is to give back. Each year, the organizer chooses their beneficia…

Extra Sweetness

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Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey (oh no, why am singing this song)!

Friday is one of my most hectic days of the week because of weekend reporting  work related issues should have resolved before the week ends and so forth.



Since I arrived late this morning (am on a flexi schedule hehe) and last to leave the office, I decided to take a look on the new stores outside my office. I went to the mall and looking for unique items but I was really hungry so I landed on this place - Tous les Jours in Eastwood. I've been mentioning this store since this morning.


I was surprised that my neighbor is waiting outside the gate and I thought it's something really important -- she gave me this sweet cake with 'thank you' note. I remembered that I helped her daughter to complete her college requirements for scholarship :) Feel blessed with good people.



Beverages that keeps you healthy during this season

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Few days to go and we are going to reunite with our family and friends, Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year and everyone is preparing gifts to their loved ones.

Thanks to Easy Pha-Max for sending me these healthy drinks and reminded me that I should still live a healthy lifestyle even during holiday season. I know its very tempting to eat everything we see on the dining table and we should always take extra care on the foods and drinks we intake :)

Order Bio Soy Milk, Wheatgrass w/ Honey, Bio Coffee and a lot more healthy goodies at Easy Pha-max website, http://www.wheatgrasscan.com

I gave out some sachets of Bio Soy Milk to my work colleagues and they love it :)

PS:  Also thanks to Andrea of http://lilmisschrissie.blogspot.com for delivering the goodies in my office

Merry Christmas!

No more hiding, Facebook forces users to be Searchable [from Mashable]

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Gotcha! I don't know if you have been informed about this or am I late again with the recent updates on Facebook?
Effective today, all accounts will be -- SEARCHABLE.

Yay! This new feature you can easily take down some tagged photos, posts or anything from the uploader.
Another thing is, there is a recent change in the Activity log wherein you can easily search for the person's data through Facebook Open Graph.

So, friends. Be careful in anything you have posted online. Don't give away too much information about yourself.

Time to hide. whew.

screenshot from / reference credits:
http://mashable.com/2012/12/12/privacy-controls-facebook/

My 12-12-12 Photo Moment

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My brother, posted on his timeline that he is inviting everyone to post your 12-12-12 moments. It can be any photos or what you have been doing during those time.

Here's the link of his post.


https://www.facebook.com/popazrael/posts/455079951220364





I have posted the fab items I saw during lunch time and here is an interesting 'message' I saw in one store in Eastwood.

And, it was right. If you saw an item and you love it - buy it! Who knows if you let it go, then someone else bought it.

In Search for Cool Sofa or Sofa Bed (Please Vote!)

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This season, I promised that I will be buying a new sofa or sofa bed for my home. I'm still undecided but upon seeing these two gorgeous colors --- now am trying to save all my money or maybe my dear Santa will give me some $$$ hahaha (Wish!).


Help me which color should i buy? I saw these at SM Megamall (Home Section). hmmmm.

Fab Finds for Christmas

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I don't have much time and budget for Christmas Shopping (hello 13th month pay, where are you?), but am glad that there's a tiangge nearby office. Me and my workmate checked out the items for sale for this season. We fashionably chic clothes for holiday, like tops, blouses, skirts, dresses and fab accessories.

Also, visited some stalls around Eastwood City Walk and found new items that are worth buying.

I was thinking of buying a new dress for our party next week but am still thinking what color or design to choose. Am targeting to buy clothes at Cotton On or Forever21 (hmmmm, whatever).

Here are the fab finds I've found a while ago.

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[caption id="attachment_7024" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Cool Accessories![/caption]

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Wordpress users: How to Perform your site better

Sometimes, I am just very confident with my blog and lazy to work on some improvements on my site's design, code and content. My busy schedule didn't allow me to take extra time to fix it but always keep in mind that its also important to take a look at these errors and have time to improve it so that your site will encourage users and opportunities.

Back Up
How many times you back up your CSS? Before making adjustments or modifications, it is common to back up your template first.

Profiling, Widgets, Ownership
Try to search for certain topics and you will see in Google's Search result the author's Google + Profile, Twitter and other

Social Network Profile.
How to connect your Wordpress to Google? Use the Google Authorship Widget and enter your information, Google will recognize you as the owner of the content you have posted.

Overflowing categories, less tags
I am guilty of not having enough tags on each posts I have made because sometimes it's just a personal content and…

12/12/12 - Last Repeating Date of the Century

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This is one of the most significant date of the year (of all time actually!).

And how you are going to celebrate this rare occasion? Hmmmm.

SM Kids Fashion - Holiday Bazaar at SM Mega Trade Hall

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Mark your calendars and start listing your kid's favorite items. SM Kids Fashion is bringing you the most mark down prices of selected brands like Barbie, Bella Belle, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Moose Gear, Elle and Gingersnaps happening on December 14-16 at SM Mega Trade Hall 2.

For inquiries, visit SM Kids Fashion at www.facebook.com/smkidsfashion

Happy Holiday shopping :)



Google Chrome - What's happening? Keeps on CRASHING!!!

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I thought that my laptop is dying very soon because it crashes Google Chrome. I've found out that some users also experienced the same thing.

Hello, Google. What's up? Are you rolling out a new update tonight? or this is just one of your minor glitches????


Dreamin' of you tonight

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Goodnight, Kenshin.

Hope to see you in my dreams tonight. I'm glad that I was able to watch this film unexpectedly.
  Image source
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-02/more-live-action-rurouni-kenshin-film-images-released

Organizing Reunions make easy through Social Media

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Your Christmas activity is not complete without attending reunions (school colleagues, work mates, family and any organization you are affiliated with). For decades, invitations we being sent through snail mail or in the newspaper (for big time celebrations) and checking out these announcements through your friends or neighbors.

Today, confirming and knowing such kind of endeavor is easy. I'm glad that the Internet is here and people are maximizing its use to connect people (sounds like a mobile TVC, lol!). One of the best example is - Facebook, wherein you can track down all of your connections whether you attended the same school, work or having something in common. It's easier to organize and announce something by creating a separate Facebook Page or adding an 'Event' page and know who are the people interested in joining your party.

There were also several online tools to organize events or family gathering such as sending them e-vite, group email message, using a ha…

BPI Family Loan: Free 1 Year Comprehensive Insurance with Acts of Nature Coverage

Here is another interesting news to all BPI Family Auto Loan clients. Get a Free 1 Year Comprehensive Insurance with Acts of Nature Coverage before it ends on December 21, 2012. Logon to BPI loans website and apply for an auto loan today www.bpiloans.com.

This promo was initially implemented from February 1 to June 1 this year, but was extended several times to cover most of 2012 because of the clamour from BPI’s clients who have earlier planned to buy their new cars this year. The promo aims to make car ownership EASY for BPI clients as the initial cash payment for buying a car (Down payment + LTO registration + chattel mortgage + comprehensive insurance) is drastically reduced with the free comprehensive insurance. The cost of a comprehensive insurance usually amounts to three percent of the market value of the car which means a savings of about PHP 30,000.00 for a car worth PHP 1, 000, 000.00.

Customers also get to bring home peace-of-mind knowing that their brand new car is covered …

Send your donations to Operation Tulong Express at SM City Cagayan De Oro

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Typhoon Pablo greatly hit the Southern part of the Philippines and we need your help to be part of this relief operations through SM Supermalls.

You may send your donations through SM Foundation Inc. Bank account details posted below.

What to donate?
Drinking water, biscuits, peanut butter, chips, hard bread, canned goods with pop tops, medicines & clothes.

source:
https://www.facebook.com/smsupermalls
Operation Tulong Express at SM City Cagayan De Oro (Typhoon Pablo)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.532718086738665.125894.112365115440633&type=1

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2Cellos will perform at Elton John's Concert - December 8

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OMG, I didn't know that 2Cellos is coming to the Philippines to perform some of their greatest hits. Sigh, I won't be able to see them performing the infamous hit, Smooth Criminal.

Discover the greatest hits performed by 2Cellos by clicking 'read more' ...