Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

2012 Manila Invitational Underwater Hockey Tournament

To our underwater hockey friends,

The Polo Puck Pirates Underwater Hockey Club wishes to invite you to participate in the 2012 Manila Invitational Underwater Hockey Tournament -- it is the biggest inter-club tournament in Asia, based in the Philippines.

The tournament is going to be held on November 30 to December 2 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, right at the heart of Manila! It is located within Malate, an old district of Manila and the center of nightlife and clubbing. The venue has a 50m x 20m lap pool which features smooth tiles, and depth of up to 6.5ft.

Teams will be competing in 3 divisions: Men's Division, Women's Division and the Mixed Division. Please refer to the attached formal invitation for tournament format and rules.

Underwater Hockey will certainly be more fun in the Philippines with a side trip to beautiful Coron, in the islands of Palawan! Please refer to the formal invitation for the proposed I.T. 
I hope that you will join us for a full week of amazing underwater hockey, fun parties and an exciting get-away!

Tough Guy's Day-Off on Father's Day 2012 with Clarity

He’s tough when he needs to be, strict when things seem to start to get out of hand, yet subtle in his ways. Cool, calm, and collected, dads always seem to have everything under control, a figure that instantly induces comfort because of his mere presence and authority.

Despite the tough outer shell, fathers have a soft spot especially reserved for those closest to their heart. The desire to provide for loved ones drives these pillars of the family to push their limits and do whatever it takes to get things done.

For all the hard work that our fathers have put into creating a safe and secure refuge for the family, he definitely deserves a rejuvenating treat. Now that Father’s Day is just around the corner, there is no better time to get the man what he deserves by taking him to Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center, where wide range of services and treatments are aimed to please and pamper.

Among the treatments available at the Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center is its list of facial services, which includes nourishing and firming, visibly improves facial complexion. Clarity’s Nourishing Facial fits the bill by instantly refreshing and nourishing the skin. The Oxy-Rejuvenating Facial, on the other hand, infuses oxygen into the skin, making it younger looking; while the Algotherm Anti-Aging Facial revitalizes the skin giving it a nice and youthful glow. These are perks that a stressed-out dad would surely appreciate.

Other treatments such as the Ultra-Firming Facial would give dad a reason to smile, as the treatment hydrates and strengthens the skin’s structure for a firmer look. Dads looking to rejuvenate and relax at the same time might try the Ultra-Soothing Facial, which relaxes and soothes sensitive skin.
Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center sweetens the deal for Father’s Day through its Father and child Look-alike Contest, which gives Clarity’s patrons a chance to win prizes and surprises for dad and other family members. Those interested may check out Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center’s Facebook page to learn more about the competition guidelines and mechanics.

Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center offers a wide range of anti-aging and contouring services that can help give dad that youthful boost on his special day. Clarity’s personalized service guarantees only the best board-certified doctors and the latest services in dermatology, aesthetic dentistry, and cosmetic surgery all in one clinic.
Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center has the rewards that put a smile on every father’s face. Even the toughest guy needs a day off and there’s no better way than with the gentle touch from Clarity.

Visit Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center at the 5th Level Wellness Zone, Shangri-la Plaze Mall , EDSA corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. For more information, contact their office through telephone number (02) 638-1297 or through their Customer Service Hotline 632-751-4929 or visit their website


Sining, aliw at kagalakan ang hatid ng gabi ng pagbibigay pugay sa pinakamagagaling sa larangan ng pelikula. Ang ika-35 na taon ng Gawad Urian ay ginanap noong Miyerkules ng gabi, June 13,2012 sa AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Nagsilbing mga hosts sina Butch Francisco, Angel Aquino, Zoren Legaspi at Venus Raj at sinimulan ang programa sa awitin nina Frenchie Dy at Eric Santos.

Ang magarbong gabi ay dinaluhan ng pinakamalalaking artista. Naghandog naman ng makabayang awitin ang  pinakamagagaling na mang-aawit ng bansa. 

Sa kinalaunan ng gabi naihayag din ng mga presenters at ng mga miyembro ng Manunuri ang mga nagwagi sa Gawad Urian. Dalawa sa pinakamagaling na aktor ng kanilang henerasyon ang nagwagi ng pinaka-aabangang papuri.
Tinanggap ni Paulo Avelino ang parangal para sa Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor para sa pelikulang “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” habang tinanggap ni Maja Salvador ang parangal para sa Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres para sa pelikulang “Thelma”.
Emosyonal nilang tinaggap ang mga papuri at malaki ang kanilang pasasalamat sa gawad. Napaluha si Salvador sa tuwa habang yapos ang kanyang tropeo.
 “Sa mga manunuri, maraming salamat sa pagtitiwala at sa pagkilala sa lahat ng binuhos ko sa Thelma,” ani niya.
Samantalang pinasalamatan naman ni Avelino ang lahat ng may-akda sa mala-tulang pelikulang, “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”. “Kung wala po kayo, ay wala rin po ako dito. Marami pong salamat,” ani ng aktor.
Pinakamaraming natanggap na parangal mula sa Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino ang pelikulang “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” Nakuha nito ang Best Screenplay (Alvin Yapan), Best Supporting Actress (Jean Garcia), Best Cinematography (Arvin Viola), at Best Music (Christine Muyco at Jema Pamintuan).
Ang mga sumusunod ang nagwagi sa ika-35 na taon ng Gawad Urian:
Best Picture: “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Actress: Maja Salvador “Thelma”
Best Actor : Paulo Avelino “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Director:  Alvin Yapan “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Supporting Actress: Jean Garcia “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Supporting Actor: Art Acuña “Niño”
Best Screenplay: Alvin Yapan “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Cinematography: Arvin Viola “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Production Design: Maulen Fadul “The Natural Phenomenon of Madness”
Best Editing: Lawrence Fajardo “Amok”
Best Music: Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”
Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong “Amok”
Best Documentary: “Tundong Magiliw”
Best Short Film: “Sirip”
Ipinagkaloob ang Natatanging Gawad Urian sa cinematographer na si Rody Lacap para sa kanyang mga pelikulang Itim, Batch ’81, Kisapmata, Oro Plata Mata, Misteryo sa Tuwa at iba pa. Binigyan siya ng pugay bilang isa sa mga henyo ng pelikula.
Ang ika-35 na Gawad Urian ay kaakibat ng Cinema One at nang Film Development Council of the Philippines. Ipapalabas ang engradeng awards night sa numero unong cable channel ng bansa. Huwag palampasin ang gabi ng pagpupugay sa Hunyo 16, 2012, 11:00 p.m. na may mga replay sa Hunyo 17, 4:00 p.m. at sa Hunyo 24, 10:00 p.m. sa Cinema One. Available ang Cinema One sa SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver at iba pang cable operators. Para sa mga detalye tungkol sa numero unong cable channel ng bansa, mag log-on sa

List of Winners to the 2012 Mafbex Entrance Tickets Contest

And the winners are...


Congratulations to the following readers who won two(2) tickets each to the 2012 MAFBEX at the World Trade Center. Tickets are good only for today June 16, 2012 until Sunday, June 17, 2012. 




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Entry #70Andrea A.                   - two(2) tickets plus a shirt
Entry #82Gina R.                        - two(2) tickets plus a shirt
Entry #20James M.                    - two(2) tickets plus a shirt
Entry #76Jell R.                          - two(2) tickets
Entry #32Myk R.                         - two(2) tickets
Entry #95tin g.                             - two(2) tickets
Entry #14Mary A.                        - two(2) tickets
Entry #46Emiliana S.                 - two(2) tickets
Entry #7Bernie S.                       - two(2) tickets
Entry #59axlpowerhouse         - two(2) tickets 

Tin G. gave up her two tickets so I raffled it again and the winner is Cherryl Opon, congrats Che!

I already sent each and everyone of you an e-mail with the instructions on how to claim your tickets.

Enjoy Mafbex!

Have a great day everyone!

God bless us all!

Miss World Philippines 2012 Candidates

TV5 and Miss World Philippines present the official 25 candidates who will vie for the title of Miss World Philippines 2012.


25 Official Contestants for Miss World Philippines 2012

  1. Kaye Wigand
  2. Vanessa Claudine Amman
  3. Rosheila Tungol
  4. Mariz Ong
  5. Carla Terina Lizardo
  6. Paula Rich Bartolome
  7. Maria Teresita Alaine Baccay
  8. Maham Ahmed
  9. Rizzini Alexis Gomez
  10. Larah Grace Lacap
  11. Vania Valeri Vispo
  12. Paulina Eliseeff
  13. Maryanne Ross Misa
  14. Mariver Ocampo
  15. Daphne Tanya Molenar
  16. Brenna Cassandra Gamboa
  17. April Love Jordan
  18. Rufaida Babudin
  19. Marie Loraine Dione de Guzman
  20. Kaye Michelle Agnes
  21. Fer Mary Baliquig
  22. Queenrich Rehman
  23. Lara Lee Sarino
  24. Natacha Peugniez
  25. Maria Danna Javier

Images courtesy of Miss World Philippines and OPMB


End Your Compromise and Win Surprises from KOTEX®

What’s the boldest, most daring thing you’ve done beyond your comfort zone?
Your answers can pave the way for you to be chosen by KOTEX® in its newest promo, which shores up the brand’s battle cry for every reinvented Maria Clara who boldly stands by her passions and beliefs—even when you have a period!
With a keen understanding of reality and what women go through, KOTEX® is bringing a more elegant solution to eliminate compromise for good as it introduces KOTEX® with Pro-Active Guards. This newest pad, specially designed to gently cradle a woman’s body for a close fit, forms protective barriers to provide ultimate leakage protection and let more Filipino women continue engaging in their passions. KOTEX® with Pro-Active Guards also comes with Rapid Absorb Funnels, which are specially designed to absorb fluid during heavy or sudden flow, locking the liquid away securely and, thus, preventing leakage.
“Being a reinvented modern Maria Clara doesn’t mean you lose the essence of being a Filipina. The idea is about proudly involving yourself in a lot of things—your job, day-to-day tasks, and leisurely activities for example,” ,” said passionate blogger, music enthusiast and actress Saab Magalona, one of the newest faces of KOTEX®. “And of course, when you’re occupied, you don’t want to be bothered by troubles down there because you have to stay focused and give your best on what you’re doing.”
So ladies, if you think that compromising your passions just because it’s that time of the month is an option, then you might want to think again. With KOTEX® with Pro-Active Guards and the KOTEX® End of Compromise promo, all you have to do is to think about the things that you will never compromise, share it with the brand and have a chance to win up to P20,000!
For more details, you may refer to this video:
Also, mechanics can be found on Kotex Philippines’ Facebook Page (
1.  Contest is open to all Filipino women aged 16-35 years old. There is no limit as to the number of video entries an individual can submit.
 2. The video clip should not be less than 30 seconds short but not more than 1 minute long.
3. Theme for the video: “This Maria Clara Does Not Compromise.” Participants must come up with a video showing her doing a unique activity that demonstrates how she embodies a reinvented Maria Clara.
4.  Upload your video via Youtube and answer the official registration form on the Kotex PH Facebook fan page (
 5.  Wait for two (2) email notifications from Kotex PH: (1) a confirmation that your entry was received and (2) a notice that your entry has been posted in our official FB fan page. Only entries posted on the Kotex PH Facebook account shall be considered as official entries.        
 6.  A screening and review committee will view all entries to ensure that the videos conform to the standards of decency and are aligned with the values that Kotex embodies.        
7. Cut-off period for submission of entries shall be at 11:59 pm on the 30th of June 2012. Finalists will be posted on July 3, 2012.
8.  Criteria for Judging:
a.       Re-invented Maria Clara Factor (40%);
b.       Number of Likes (30%);
c.        Creative Execution and Wow Factor (20%)
d.       Quality of Audio and Video (10%)
The panel of judges will be composed of the Kotex Brand Team.
9.  Contest period is from May 29, 2012 to July 16, 2012. 
 Submission of entries: May 29 – June 30, 2012.
 Voting period : July 3 until July 16, 2012.
10.  Winners and the winning entries will be announced on the Kotex PH Facebook Page.
There will be 3 winners. Each will receive a prize from Kotex PH:
       a. First Prize: Php 20,000
       b. Runner-ups: Kotex gift packs
A participant can only win once.
11. The decision of the board of judges is final.        
12.  Participants are requested not to use clips, footages, music, and images that have copyright licenses.
13. The participant is giving KotexPH the permission to use the participant’s video entry in various promotional activities.
*Kotex PH reserves the right to conduct a verification process of the entries and the information provided on the registration form.

KOTEX® brand is committed to helping women make informed choices every day. For decades, KOTEX® has introduced innovation after innovation as a result of our intimate understanding of womens bodies and the lifestyles they lead. Our innovations come from our desire to not only satisfy the needs of today’s women but also to inspire them with new ways on how to protect and care for their bodies. To learn more about the new KOTEX® products, visit

Friday, June 15, 2012


Mabuhay! Freebies are raining everywhere!
After the successful free train rides last June 12, 2012, here comes another treat. Yehey!
LRT will have a very nice surprise treat on June17, 2012, Father's Day, from 8:00AM-12:00Noon- free hair cut, massage & blood pressure check up at Roosevelt & Cubao Stations.

Happy Father's day po sa inyong lahat!

Win FREE Entrance Tickets to the 2012 MAFBEX at the World Trade Center

It is better late than never, dear readers! I chanced upon the handsome director of WORLDBEX yesterday and he wants you to have Free Tickets to the 2012 MAFBEX at the World Trade Center tomorrow Saturday, June 16, 2012 Sunday, June 17, 2012. Read on.

It's the sixth year of the biggest and most awaited food event of the year, the Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX). This year's theme is "Back to Basics," the grand expo is happening right now at the World Trade Center, extending to the East Wing. It opened its doors last June 13 and will run until Sunday June 17, 2012 from 10am-8pm.
This 2012, MAFBEX has decided to go back to basics as the rise of health-conscious Filipinos has grown tremendously over the years. Putting the spotlight on organic foods, this expo aims to provide tips and tricks to widen the knowledge of people to live a healthier lifestyle.

Some of the highlights of the 6th MAFBEX are the following:
  • Cook-off battles by culinary experts from inter-school and professional divisions
  • Interesting free food- and hospitality-related seminars by the industry's bests (e.g. food styling, corporate image enhancement, cooking for VIPs, advancements in food preservation, catering, etc.)
  • Food samples and talks on cooking techniques, ingredients from renowned local and international chefs
  • Displays and showcases from suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers of food and beverage products and equipment
  • Competitions showcasing new generation skills (e.g. flairing, table setups, mocktail punch, cake decorating, ice carving, etc.)
  • Imported goods at discounted prices
  • Raffle prizes
The annual Manila Foods and Beverages Expo has an average food traffic of more than 50,000 and a showcase of over 500 booths. MAFBEX 2012 is organized by Worldbex Services International (WSI) in cooperation with the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation.

Entrance to the event is Php100 but Travel on a shoestring is hooking Twenty (20) people with FREE TICKETS plus 3 shirts. Simply join the giveaway below which will run for today only June 15, 2012. Open to all Manila, Philippines residents only. Please join only if you will be able to attend the event date tomorrow until Sunday, June 17, 2012, that starts at 10 o' clock in the morning, so we won't waste the slot. Salamat!
  • Winners will be announced on June 16, 2012 here. Around 12:15, yes, a little after midnight.
  • Prizes are as follows:
    • 10 winners of 2 tickets for FREE entrance to MAFBEX, total of 20 tickets
    •   3 shirts from MAFBEX
All you have to do is ( you have to wait for the rafflecopter to appear)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We will give you an option to do this manually. Because some of my readers complained that rafflecopter doesn't appear no matter how long they wait.  But if you can use the rafflecopter then by all means use that. Thank you my friends!
We will check if you have accomplished all of the above. Failure to do so, will result to forfeiture of your prize. Salamat po.

Happy day everyone!

Smile always!

Important Notice:

Good News for all those winners who failed to get their prize today, you could still claim and use it until tomorrow, Sunday, June 17, 2012.  Again, Congratulations!



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