Showing posts from June, 2012

Social Media is Awesome - #HappySocialMediaDay

Today we celebrate Social Media Day (Worldwide!), honoring our favorite social media services like Facebook, Twitter, and a lot more. These are free services that when you sign up, boom - you can do everything on it - posting status, sharing wall posts, uploading photos, liking something interesting and following tons of people you love.

Do you still think that Social Media is Awesome? My answer is -- YES.

Aside from word-of-mouth, we can influence our friends and followers whether we went to a cool place, recommend a feast, inviting everyone to attend an event, and watching your favorite shows. Pretty inexpensive, right? Kamusta naman ang newspapers and magazines (sorry pero di na ko nagbabasa ng mga ito?) hehehe.--Real people talk!

So, let's enjoy this special day. but, of course know your limitations. Create something that can also blend with offline experience. Encourage each followers on how to spread good messages, worry less, have fun --- DON'T JUST ASK FOR FOLLOWERS, LIKE…

Try this: Awesome Thai Beverages and Foods at Black Canyon Coffee

When talking about famous coffee and dining shops in Thailand, Black Canyon Coffee is making its own name serving a wide range of coffee drinks and beverages and healthy Thai and International food items. A very rare combination to share with your friends and family, you don't have to leave the area. All you wanted is in just one place! Perfect!

Black Canyon Coffee opened its first branch for the Philippines located in SM South Mall. A special bloggers feast was held last weekend and we were privilege to taste some of their top picks of beverages and food line ups.

Pad Thai and Spicy Tom Yum Soup
This is the best Pad Thai I've ever tasted!

Take your pick from signature Thai dishes such their award-winning Pad Thai and spicy Tom Yum soup all the way to other international or Asian-fusion soups, pastas, steaks, noodles, salads, sandwiches, and various rice dishes. You can also rest assured that the taste is the same as the Thailand branches because Black Canyon Coffee pride…

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[Photos] Enjoying the Sunset at Mall of Asia

I'm not really a good photographer (a trying hard one!) and my friends told me to take a glimpse of the Sunset last Saturday at the back of Mall of Asia. We were at Buffet 101 International Cuisine waiting for our cue to eat :)

Pretending it was our first time to see the Sunset :) We were so busy taking our own photos and pose like we were in abroad LOL.

Here are the photos. Oh well, next time, I should invest a new digital camera. Not for this month, coz am saving my money for my home improvement (naks!)

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My new snack buddy - Kroketten

Tired of eating chips, french fries, and other snack foods you see on streets? Have you heard of Kroketten? - Yes, that's right. The moment I visited their Facebook page, I was excited to try it. Known as the Netherland's Healthy snack, now its available in the Philippines with a Filipino twist.

Kroketten is small, fried, breaded mashed potato roll with beef, chicken, or cheese as filling. Sounds interesting right?
Anyways, am glad to witness its grand launch in SM Mall of Asia South Terminal last weekend. We had a rare opportunity to taste these nine (9) variants yummy "Kroket" (an oblong, and a bitterbal).

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Introducing the variants: Original Kroket, Kroketballen and Miniballen

Original Kroket comes in a normal oblong shape with ground beef, chicken, cheese, hotdog, mango, pork adobo, tuyo flakes, longganisa and bacon fillings

Kroketballen - Crunch potato balls served in …

Experience the green architecture at Zinnia Towers

When it comes to buying a real estate, it doesn't only talk about the estate you are going to purchase, in fact, the factors are very broad, first is the location, would it be convenient for you and your family. Was it too far from your office, school, church, grocery store, malls etc? Is it located and built in a safe and healthy environment. Meaning, news that a certain house in a certain subdivision collapsed because of poor quality materials or got covered with mud due to the constant raining.

Inquire if the location is prone to flood and certain natural disasters or if its located near the pacific ring of fire. Also,
is the neighborhood safe, was there people who rotates to check the vicinity's safety? Furthermore, can electricity reach your  place, was there cell sites and internet sites if not wireless fixation?

Consider DMCI Homes' new signature green architecture development - Zinnia Towers, the first to build in Quezon City maintaining its clean, green and pleasant …

Watch Bamboo - Basta't May Plano Kaya Mo Yan MTV with Philam Stories

Philam Life is celebrating their 65th anniversary. Bringing the best of stories on how real people can overcome shortcomings in life and learn how to accomplish them through planning.

Basta't May Plano Kaya Mo Yan is a song for everyone. Struggling. Hoping. Wishing to reach your own goals.

To watch the music video, just simply visit their official website,

Bamboo "Basta't may plano kaya mo yan"DJs and Bloggers' Launch event by Philam Life (photo coverage)

I'm posting my own story of last friday's launch :)

The band, Kamikazee rocks Toycon Day 3

Despite of our busy schedule, Everyone is excited to be part of this year's once in a lifetime pop culture event!

Good thing Toycon brought my memories back: from toy collecting, meeting my fanboys and fangirls, managing how to escape with tons of people bargaining at the booth and so forth.

The last day of Toycon didn't fail me to enjoy each second of it. From walking around the exhibit booths and seeing some friends with their precious toy collections and a special performance from the band, Kamikazee.

Again, congratulations to Collectibles Unlimited for breaking a new record in organizing Toycon. See you in 2013!

Here's Martyr Nyebera. I love this song! HAHAHA.

Also visit the band's official account:

Grand Opening on June 22 at SM Southmall - Black Canyon Coffee: King of the Canyon

Be the 1st Customer on the grand opening will be crowned and dubbed as the KING OF THE CANYON will win 1 year supply of coffee and a special table reserved all year.

The 1st 30 customers on the grand opening will have a free award winning Pad Thai and Tom Yum Sample, plus coffee.

They will asked where did you get this info, please say the magic word -'Glamour Moments' and I'll whisper you the prize! LOL

Visit Black Canyon Coffee Philippines official Facebook Page,

[Invite] Academy of Rock Launch Party this June 22 at Rockwell Tent

Thinking where to go this weekend? Invite your friends and attend the launch party of Academy of Rock located at Level 3 Powerplant Mall Amorsolo Drive Makati City 120, Manila, Philippines. With performances by the premier student band, The AOR band and special guest performers. Free admission. See you there.


As an institution which strongly believes in holistic learning, Academy Of Rock (AOR) provides a conducive environment for students to build and develop their character, inspire creativity and forge lasting relationships through the process of learning.

In the 5 years that we have been in operation, AOR’s successes and achievements have exceeded all expectations. In 2011, we were awarded the Promising SME 500 2012 from Small Medium Business Association (SMBA), Singapore. We distinguish ourselves from many other music institutions by ensuring that our teachers are internationally certified to conduct music lessons. It is part of AOR’s culture to expose students …

A Class of Champions: June 19 at The Podium - MEGA Young Designers Competition

Manila, Philippines – June 2012 – After celebrating the country’s Independence Day, MEGA further stresses its nationalism through the recently held “A Class of Champions”

In its pursuit to look for the next new face in Filipino design, MEGA created the MEGA Young Designers Competition (YDC) in 1994 to gather the next best Filipino designers who could bring Filipino design to the runways of the world. Some notable designers started their careers through the competition, namely: Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Gian Romano, Ivarluski Aseron, Russell Villafuerte, Mich Dulce, Oj Hofer, Rajo Laurel and international designer Furne One among others.

“A Class of Champions”, held last June 19, 2012 at The Podium, cited and awarded ten of the country’s top Filipino designers. Cocktails were served to the stylish and chic crowd who gathered to view the fashion exhibit. The exhibit was a collection of different pieces taken from the creations of YDC alumni. Fresh from the MEGA Pinoy Pride Ball, iconic pieces b…


“Tribute to the Beatles”

Event Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 4pm
Event Venue: Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan, Makati City

Free Entrance in All 8 Venues

located on Makati Ave, near Kalayaan.
Please enter via Valdez St. (near Barrio Fiesta)

1) Brigada
2) Paul Zialcita & Bakunawa
3) Julien Drolon
4) Cynthia Alexander
5) Johnny Alegre + Affinity feat. Alvin Cornista
6) Blue Rats feat. Cooky Chua
7) Jonan Aguilar & Anak feat. Tondo Tribe
8) Chinese Man (France)
9) Hijo
10) Flippin Soul Stompers
11) Indio I

1) Planet Zips
2) HoopNation

Main Room:
1) Morse
2) James Haresco
3) Ann Barcelona
4) Erwin Edralin
5) Tom Turner
6) Liquid A x Tino Valentino
7) ConRank (UK)
8) Mulan
9) Salamangkero
10) Alpha Shiva
11) Marts Ballesca

1) Tribo Manila
2) Helen
3) Similar Objects
4) Feen
5) Firefly Logic
6) Flipperbaby
7) Pasta Groove
8) Pixie
9) Massive Jam

1) Chillitee…

Is your child ready for dance lessons?

Its back-to-school once again, in the Philippines, its very popular to have extra-curricular activity for children. If you think your children is ready to start with dance lesson, then, I have prepared some guide questions for you to analyze with your children.

Extra Curricular
If you think your children is ready for any activities aside from attending regular classes, consider his/her best interests before you enroll them.

Dance Lessons: And its type
When I was a kid, I saw cute girls in the mall wearing their ballet shoes. I never had a chance to enroll in any dance lessons (except for taking the dance lessons during PE classes). It is also important to check on the type of dance lessons and opportunities available. For a starter, basic lessons like modern, ballet and folk dancing are offered.

Look for a venue near school or home. It is important to expand your choices, look for any recreation center or a professional dance studio like in BIG Shift DANKA [Dance & Kinetic Arts] …

Manny Kampeon pa rin ng Bayan

Sa tuwing papasok si Manny sa boxing ring, hindi siya nakikipaglaban para sa kanyang sarili. Kung tutuusin, hindi na rin siya nakikipaglaban para sa pera. Dahil sa tuwing papasok si Manny sa ring, nakikipaglaban siya para sa bayan.

Para kilalanin ang galing ng bawat mamamayan.

Para parangalan ang bawat Pilipinong walang tigil na sumusuporta sa ating pambansang kamao.

Dahil sa bawat suntok, dala ni Manny ang karangalan ng bawat Pilipino. Sa bawat aray, tinatamo ni Manny ang bawat paghihirap na kailangang daanan patungo sa tagumpay.

Kaya manalo man o matalo, si Manny Pacquiao pa rin ang tunay na kampeon sa aming mga puso. Kasama ng Alaxan FR, sama-sama pa rin ang buong sambayanang Pilipino sa pagkilala sa walang sawang pakikipaglaban ng pinakamagaling na boksingero ng ating henerasyon.
Aray Mo, Pacman, Galing Natin, Pilipinas!

Alodia Gosiengfiao Invites you to #Toycon2012

Got a chance to visit the first day of Toycon 2012 at Megatradehall in SM Megamall. Friday is dubbed as the retailer's day wherein exhibitors were present and everyone got a chance to shop for their favorite toys, collectibles and other hobby items.

Tomorrow will be the grand opening, so make sure you come early and get ready to experience Pop culture hype this weekend.

I went late because I still have work until evening and was able to drop by and see Kuya Azrael.

Fortunately, I saw Alodia and Ashley - setting up their stuffs and I asked a permission to  Alodia to record a video message for my readers.

So, Here's Alodia inviting you to come and visit Toycon 2012!!!

[Photos] Toycon - Ingress in Action

I'm glad that  I was able to make it on the Ingress night of Toycon, the three day pop culture event is happening tomorrow until Sunday (June 15, 16 and 17) at SM Megamall Megatradehall. Get ready and enjoy toy exhibits, collectible items and non-stop features of your favorite online games, anime, and a lot more.

The entrance fee is P100.  Make sure you:

bring a lot of patience and be ready with long lines, crowded mass of people
be alert - take care of your belongings. don't bring heavy bags or bulk items
extra money!  this is an exhibit of hard to find collectibles or items you wish to buy
charge your gadgets. you may bump with cosplayers, celebrities and personalities. take a snapshot of whats happening in the battlefield.
wear comfortable clothes, shoes and accessories, oh, if you are cosplayer, is this applicable? HAHAHA.
oh well, there were tons of do's and don'ts, what to do, what to expect...just see you there and let's enjoy!

Here are the photos taken at the Ingre…

Yahoo! launches its second annual OMG! Awards in the Philippines

Vote for your favorite celebrities, and entertainment personalities. Details on how to vote is posted below. Goodluck!!!

Entertainment’s biggest event honors the Philippines’ brightest stars and stellar fans

MANILA, 13 JUNE, 2012 –Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, announced the launch of its second annual OMG! Awards honoring the Philippines’ most favorite celebs, emerging stars and dedicated fans in the field of music, film and television who have trended the most on Yahoo! Search over the past year. The biggest entertainment event of the year will draw Kapatid, Kapuso and Kapamilya stars together in one glamorous evening.

One hundred and twenty nine nominees in 26 categories have been short-listed by Yahoo! editors after tallying millions of search queries between March 2011 and March 2012 on Yahoo!’s No 1 entertainment property in the Philippines, Yahoo! OMG!.

This year, the search- and poll-based awards has added new categories to recognize the contributions of D…

Noel Cabangon’s musical journey continues in Tuloy Ang Byahe

Singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon’s hit Byahe album spawned numerous awards, including the elusive Double Platinum Record Award and a sweep during the 2010 Awit Awards. The album also topped the music charts for 20 weeks.

Now, after two years, the highly-anticipated follow-up album Tuloy Ang Byahe is all set to be released in a few weeks.

The new collection of OPM’s finest tunes includes songs from icons Smokey Mountain, Leah Navarro, VST and Company, Dulce, APO, Freddie Aguilar, Florante, Rey Valera, Hotdog, Zsa Zsa Padilla, among others.
The album also includes some interesting tracks, personally handpicked by Noel himself.
Before being the multi-platinum recording artist that he is right now, Noel started of as part of the group Buklod (Bukluran Ng Mapagpalayang Musiko) more than two decades ago. His music speak of the many artistic, social and political advocacies he carries as a member of PETA, Dakila, Akbayan, Amnesty International and Greenpeace.

Noel doesn't just sing purely for …

Now Open: Stella Wood Fired Bistro at Bonifacio High Street Central

As Raintree Restaurants grow new branches to provide its patrons with quality taste experiences, the group brings modish takes to wine-and-dine moments, with two of its recently opened restaurants at Bonifacio High Street Central—Stella and Rocket Room.

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Fusing pleasant spirits and inviting interiors with fine music and a rustic menu, Stella is a wood-fired bistro that offers a full array of delights peppered with tastes true to the West Coast, the Mediterranean and South America.

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The bistro makes use of natural wood in its dishes, imparting the most flavorful aromas unlike…

Celebrating Independence Day!

Thanks Google for honoring this special day for the Filipinos!
So, what is freedom?

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? - Mahatma Gandhi

Google Self-Driving Car Guided by Toyota Car Stereo GPS System Makes Another Great Leap

Apparently, Google self-driving vehicle had made another great leap after it gained an approval from the state of Nevada to allow the said autonomous vehicle to be tested and operated within the state’s roadways.

Last Monday, the California State Senate approved a bill allowing Goolge Self-driving car to roam on its roadways as well. States following the footsteps of Nevada and California are Hawaii, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma since said states are currently considering legislation of a bill that will allow the autonomous vehicle to be tested and operated in their roadways.

After several senators from the California State Senate drove Google’s prototype Toyota Prius vehicle, they finally decided to pass the bill believing that the autonomous vehicle is the right direction for the state.

Google’s self-driving car use a laser radar on the roof of the vehicle to detect any obstacles including pedestrians and other vehicles.

Another major feature that powers this autonomous vehicle is its

Krispy Kreme Releases Butterfinger Treats

Note to myself: A must try :)

Indulge your Butterfinger cravings as Krispy Kreme unwraps its latest 75th birthday present to all—Butterfinger doughnuts and Butterfinger chillers.

Imagine Krispy Kreme’s soft, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts and refreshingly smooth chillers made extra special by rich chocolate, peanuts, and the crispy, crunchy and peanut-buttery taste of Butterfingers—that’s what the Butterfinger doughnuts and chillers are all about.

Now Available!  Buy these latest additions to Krispy Kreme’s line of premium products allow everyone to enjoy the sweet, peanut-buttery goodness of Butterfingers through two products.

Grab a dozen of Krispy Kreme's Butterfinger treats today and start sharing with friends to make shared moments extra special.

Christian Bautista: Celebrating 10 years in the business

I recalled when the first time I heard of his single, The way you look at me - I instantly became a fan! Am happy to see him again last time during his first bloggers conference. At that time, I was too shy to ask him questions. But later on, I've admire him more and more. Congratulations Christian and hope to see you again :)

It is undeniably Christian Bautista’s month this June as he topbills a number of milestone projects that further establishes his reign as the country’s top male recording artist, a distinction he received in the recently-concluded Guillermo Mendoza Awards.

Last June 3, Christian’s post-Valentine concert Love and Laughter opposite Karylle will be shown on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best. The said show, held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World, celebrates the apparent chemistry between the two stars in beautiful songs and production numbers.
Christian and Karylle’s international TV musical series The Kitchen Musical, which has reaped an number of …

Sleep Deprivation May Increase the Risk ADHD

Inadequate sleep among teenagers may not only contribute to lower grades and absence of motivation but it may also increase the risk of serious stages of emotional and behavioral disturbances which includes ADHD according to a research.

ADHD or the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental disorder. It is majorly characterized by “the co-existence of attention problems and hyperactivity with each behavior often occurring alone. Usually its symptoms starts on or before a child reaches the age of seven.

Going back with the said study which was authored by Fred Danner, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, monitored 882 school freshmen’s sleeping habits and school grades at the same time. The researchers also accomplished psychological and behavioural assessments.

According to the researchers’ findings, 48 percent of the students sleep on an average of 7.6 hours or less than eight hours. Hours of sleep during school days were extremely positively comes with General Point of …

See you on June 15, 16 and 17 - 11th Philippine Toycon

Superheroes vs Superheroes. This time on its 11th year of The Philippine TOYCON, let's honor and be part of this yearly gathering of all hobbyists in town!

Dubbed as, Toycon, good to hear that ABS CBN will host the most and exciting gaming event (through ABS CBN Interactive): The Amped Fest 2012! Get ready to rumble as game enthusiasts will battle for the launch of the most awaited Relic of Mystra and Version 4 releases of online gaming flagship brands, Shaiya and WarRock. The new gaming roster for 2012 as well as an Android and java mobile gaming portal will also be unveiled. GM Barbie Lee and a host of other models will also cosplay favourite Amped characters. Kapamilya (ABS-CBN Channel 2) celebrities will also make special appearances for the Kapamilya gamers. Amped Fest will also serve both the culmination of Netopia Cafe Wars and the opening of JBlaze Cup 2012, where winners are sent to Korea to compete with other international online gaming champions.

The 11th Philippine TOYCO…

Stop Motion Video: Pacquiao vs Mayweather (Just for fun)

Who's your bet for later's fight?

Goodluck to our very own Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.

I am not going out to watch the fight but I'll just wait for the online news (live streaming maybe lol).

Meanwhile, Our friend sent this stop motion clip and it was really awesome.

Hmm, hope we can feature this clip in Toycon (organizers, hello!)

Pacquiao vs Mayweather: Take Filipino videos to the next level!


Catch iButterflyToday at SM Megamall

First to catch it on SM North EDSA, now, It's SM Megamall's turn!
Everyone is invited to try iButterfly using your IOS or android mobile devices on selected SM Supermalls in Metro Manila.

Confused on how to play this exciting game? Watch this video from Petra Mahalimuyak / Ashley Rivera

What's in her bag?

I've raided lilmisschrissie's (my friend) bag and found these essentials she brought when we meet:

The Book of Ten, she won from HerWord.
I browsed the pages and I'm going to post my insights about this inspirational diary :)

Cute and Yellow Lip Balm from Bathology. She told me she bought it on sale. Hmmm.
correction on the lipbalm from Andrea:
It wasn't on sale. different lang yung price from one store to the one i bought it from

Wu Chun on her phone! That was a video interview. How I wish I can hear what he's saying LOL

Making your Blog visible online

Congratulations to The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit. The two day event ended successfully. I was able to attend the day 2, and I just wanted to share some blogging tips (based from my experience, I've been blogging since 2009).

Our basic consideration is how to make our blog visible to search engines. Am sorry for some technical terms but you can leave your message below (at the comment box) and I'll explain it to you :)

At first, you must learn these simple steps on how your blog will stand out despite of the competition in the online market.

Finding a unique subject matter. Write fresh ideas for your article. Introducing new items to the readers catch their attention through your blog title. Creating your own distinction will help you to push your new contents to be easily noticed by your readers.

Research for Keywords. Filtering out those old unrelated terms or list down related words that easily match your article. Start comparing different keywords and double check by using…

Meebo, now being acquired by Google

An instant messaging start up is now officially acquired by Google. It was confirmed by the Meebo team last Monday afternoon, that Google will be integratin the chat services including other media social services.

source: meebo

Experience Scandinavian Cooking with Sara La Fountain at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in partnership with the Asian Food Channel is bringing American-Finnish celebrity Chef Sara La Fountain to Eastwood Mall on June 3 and Newport Mall on June 4.

Chef, model, entrepreneur, author, columnist, model and blogger, Chef Sara La Fountain was trained in The Culinary Institute of America in New York. She’s now based in Finland where she’s become a familiar face on TV with hosting jobs in Avec Sara, Perfect Day, and New Scandinavian Cooking. Even though she’s a celebrity in Finland, she may be familiar in our shores as she has been a modeled for several brands including Puma.

Apart from being a media personality, Chef La Fountain has a catering service and a cooking school. She also writes on her blog, Passion for Fashion & Food, and for columns in different Finnish publications. Extending her writing repertoire, she won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the “Best First Cookbook” category for her first book, A La Sara. Another book she c…

NKOTBSB: Live in Manila June 3

I cannot think of a good introduction (why?) about this topic because I am very excited to see them to perform here in Manila! (fan girl, alert!). I was waiting for some clues until the actual date was revealed (hay, excited much?). So, you better not to disturb me on June 3 because I am going to watch this once in a lifetime show!

Press Release

With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades.

The votes are in and the fans have spoken, picking their all-time favorite tracks by New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys for NKOTBSB, the ultimate pop collaborative album for the ages, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

Help Make The Album, a ten-day campaign launched on March 14, invited fans to vote for their favorite New Kids On The Block…