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Monday, December 12, 2011

ADIDAS 50% SALE @UP DILIMAN December 12 to 16, 2011

  • The Adidas Brand Sale is from December 12 to 16, 2011.
  • Update: It's 50% OFF ON ALL ITEMS!
  • Sale Hours: 8:00am t 5:00pm.
  • For inquiries, please contact 0915-2800238 or 0926-2326931.
  • Some of the items on sale will be posted on their facebook fan page. Click here.

  • Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • Ride LRT 2, Get off at Katipunan, Ride a Katipunan-UP Jeep and Tell the Manong to drop you off at Balay Kalinaw.



  • Get your limited edition Starbucks Planner with only 14 stickers.
  • The Anniversary Treat will run from December 13 (6:00am) up to December 15 (end of day, midnight), 2011.
  • There will be no required number of promotional beverage purchases.
  • Combination of up to two (2) promo cards is still allowed.
  • Stickers in excess of 14 stickers upon redemption will be forfeited.

About The Brand
December 4, 1997, the Philippines had its first taste of the Starbucks Experience with its very first branch at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City. Starbucks has since won the hearts of the Filipinos.

The opening of the 6750 Ayala store marked an important milestone in our history – the Philippines became the third market to open outside North America. The tradition of warm hospitality, constant need for connection, and love for coffee – these are the qualities that make Starbucks Coffee and the Filipino people a great culture fit.

The 2012 planners echo Starbucks' Shared Planet theme and are made from 70% recycled paper. The planner covers are made from wood and come in five colors: poplar, bamboo, cherry, spruce, and oak. They also come in a burlap-cloth pouch with a bookmark and nine coupons redeemable at all Starbucks Coffee branches.


This morning, I had a conversation with my lady friend about her daughter who happens to be my godchild. Just recently, one of her two nannies reported that her 2 years old daughter was being physically abused by the other in a way as what we normally see on TV. Well, she cited some examples. Since the child was quite hard to feed, the nanny would force a spoon to her mouth to push the food in. She would then shake the spoon upward and sideways while inside the child’s mouth as a warning or a punishment perhaps.

Often, the poor kid would cry or throw-up and food would fall on the floor as a result of the pain. She would then force the child to eat whatever has been thrown-up. Afterwards, she would then drag her along through her hair to the restroom and clean her up by submerging her face to the toilet bowl first. At times when the kid would helplessly urinate on the floor, the said nanny would use the wet underwear to wipe the urine on the floor and forcefully rub the cloth to the poor baby’s face as a punishment. There was an instance as well where she intentionally let the kid burn her fingers with a flat iron.

On several times, the kid was seen with broken lips and some bruises but the nanny blames it to the child’s playfulness though the injuries were inflicted from strong blows and punches. To avoid being questioned, she would create stories to hide her wrongdoings or hurt the kid in ways where it will be hard to spot bruises or marks like pulling her hair or knocking and punching her head. The child was way too young to report to her parents and the nanny was said to have been teaching the kid what to say.

The other nanny who has been witnessing the said abuses remains silent but she could not bear it anymore. The kid recently sustained an open cut to her lips due to physical abuses so the other nanny decided to tell the parents what is happening. When confronted, the nanny admitted to her wrongdoings. The couple then immediately asked the abusive nanny to leave and reported the incident to the nearest police station. They could have had her arrested but because the parents were shocked too, their decisions and actions came fast as well. It was indeed a disturbing story and I could only imagine how traumatic it has been for the parents especially for my godchild.

My friend and her husband are now preparing to file a formal complaint with the PNP and since the culprit is at large, I am sending this message as a warning. The abusive nanny was said to have been befriending security guards same as the notorious Poison Ivy. In her tenure with my friend, she was reported to have been seen taking in a security guard inside the house and there they would do intimate acts right in the presence of the child. Thus, the parents now know why the child knows how to say “lips to lips” and “dede” at a very young age. This lady has the habit as well of taking co-nannies and other house-helpers inside while the couples are away. She would let them eat and hang-out which in itself is already an abuse.

Same as what I told my friend after our discussion, you have to check your kids always upon arriving home from work – from head to toes! Although I am sure that she does that every day, some things are quite hard to see so you need to also communicate always with your children with regards to how they are being treated when you are not around. If they are too young to report to you, equip your place with cheap yet effective surveillance camera if you can afford it especially if you are leaving your kids at home alone with nannies that you don’t know much about. People are very much different these days. It’s really hard to find someone whom you can trust and it’s even harder to keep them. You also have to make sure to screen the people you hire especially if they are to take care of your loved ones!

This abusive nanny whose name is Vanessa Somido Sebastian or Vanessa Sebastian from Gatchitorena, Camarines Sur in Bicol will find her own karma one way or another. So again.. Beware of Monster Yaya! - Source Mr. Ryan Canlas


Poison Ivy
For those of you who don't know the housemaid tagged as "The Poison Ivy", Anamie Livrando escaped from Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Muntinlupa City by scaling the perimeter wall for the second time on November 19, 2011. 
The suspect, who posed as a housemaid, is responsible for poisoning and robbing 10 Chinese Filipino families. 
Her modus is to pose as a housemaid looking for a job. Once hired, she would feed household members with food laced with poisonous substances, then rob her employers of cash and valuables. 
At times, when the suspect cannot find a suitable employer, she will befriend security guards and beg them to recommend her to people looking for a housemaid.

Source:Phil Star


Ten million worth of the new one-peso coin will be issued this month to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal last June 19, 2011.

The Office of the President and the BSP Monetary Board approved the issuance of the commemorative coin as legal tender.   

The coin is of the same size and weight as the one-peso coin now in circulation which is 24 millimeters in diameter at 5.35 grams.  

On the face of the grayish, nickel-plated coin is the portrait of Jose Rizal, with the words 150 years, Republika ng Pilipinas, and the years 1861-2011 etched on it.

The reverse side carries the new BSP seal, 1-piso and 2011.


  • The Bench Annual Warehouse Sale is on December 17, 2011.
  • Sale Hours: 9:00am until 6:00pm.

  • Richgold Warehouse, Manalac Avenue, Bagong Tanyag, Taguig City
  • Directions: Take SLEX then exit at Bicutan. Turn left and take the East Service road. Turn left at MaƱalac Avenue.

Bob Ong Quotes

1. “Ang tenga kapag pinagdikit korteng puso… Extension ng puso ang tenga, kaya kapag marunong kang makinig, marunong kang magmahal…”
2. “Gamitin ang puso para alagaan ang taong malapit sayo. Gamitin ang utak para alagaan ang sarili mo.”
3. “Hindi lungkot o takot ang mahirap sa pag-iisa kundi ang pagtanggap na sa bilyon-bilyong tao sa mundo, wala man lang nakipaglaban upang makasama ka.”
4.  ”Nakabalik ako sa lugar, pero hindi ko naibalik ang panahon.”
5. ”Huwag mong maliitin ang kakayahan mong tsumamba”
6. “Obligasyon kong maglayag, karapatan kong pumunta sa kung saan ko gusto, responsibilidad ko ang buhay ko.”
7. “Nalaman kong habang lumalaki ka, maraming beses kang madadapa. Bumangon ka man ulit o hindi, magpapatuloy ang buhay, iikot ang mundo, at mauubos ang oras.”
8. “Wala namang masama sa pangingibang-bayan. Walang masama kung gusto mong lisanin ang barkong sa tingin mo’y papalubog na. Basta’t wag mo lang hahagisan ng anumang pabigat ang barko habang pinagsusumikapan itong isalba ng ibang tao.”
9. “Lahat naman ng tao sumeseryoso pagtinamaan ng pagmamahal. Yun nga lang, hindi lahat matibay para sa temptasyon.”
10. “Merong matigas.. merong malambot.. merong tuwid..merong kulot.. merong buo..merong durog.. at merong mga taong hindi basta basta lumulubog!”
11. “Walang taong manhid. Hindi niya lang talaga maintindihan kung ano ang gusto mong iparating dahil ayaw mo siyang diretsuhin.”
12. “Pakawalan mo yung mga bagay na nakakasakit sayo kahit pinasasaya ka nito. Wag mong hintayin yung araw na sakit nalang ang nararamdaman mo at iniwan ka na ng kasiyahan mo.”
13. “Kapag pinag-aagawan ka malamang maganda o gwapo ka. Sumama ka sa mabuti, hindi sa mabait. Sa marunong hindi sa matalino. Sa mahal ka, hindi sa gusto ka.”
14. “Naniniwala ako sa isang prinsipyo sa psychology na nagsasabing para makuha mo ang gusto mo, kailangan nkatatak ito sa isip mo ng buong-buo. VISUALIZED..“
15. “Hindi naman lagi iiyak ang mundo para lang sa isang tao.”
16. “Ano namang mapapala mo kakaisip sa nakaraan at sa mga pwede pang mangyari? wala knaman sigurong super powers para maibalik ang nakalipas na. Dapat matuto kang pahalagahan ang mga nangyayari sayo sa kasalukuyan. Isipin mo yung ngayon. I-enjoy mo lang ang buhay. Wag kang emo. Hindi ka talaga magiging masaya kung di mo tutulungan ang sarili mo. Natural lang na makaramdam ng lungkot paminsan-minsan pero ang pagiging miserable? Wag kang hibang choice mo yan.”
17. ”Tatlong uri ng mamamayan: Ang mahihirap, ang mas mahihirap at ang mga makapangyarihang oportunistang maylikha sa dalawa.”
18. “Mahirap magpatupad ng batas, pero madali maghanap ng violations kapag oras na ng sisihan.”
19. “Kung hindi mo alam kung sino ka, paano mo maipagmamalaki ang sarili mo?”
20. “Hindi ba malaking pagkakamali ng maraming eskwelahan na gawing 0 to 10% lang ang ‘character’ sa computation ng grades gayong Character ang humuhulma sa tao, pamilya, bansa, mundo at kasaysayan?”
21. “Nalaman kong maswerte ako dahil pinaglaro at pinag-aral ako ng mga magulang ko nung bata pa ako. Hindi pala lahat ng bata e dumadaan sa kamusmusan.”
22. ”Kumain ka na ng siopao na may palamang pusa o maglakad sa bubog nang nakayapak, pero wag na wag kang susubok mag-drugs. Kung hindi mo kayang umiwas, humingi ka ng tulong sa mga magulang mo dahil alam nila kung saan ang mga murang supplier at hindi ka nila iisahan.”
23. “Nalaman kong mali ang laging mamigay ng pad paper sa mga kaklaseng linta na hindi bumibili ng paper kahit may pambili.”
24. “Paano ko sila pasasalamatan kung ngayon ko lang naintindihan ang mga itinuro nila?”
24. “Minsan kailangan mong maging malakas, para amining mahina ka.”
25. “Kung ako ay isang walang kwentang manunulat, english ang isusulat ko, para kahit anu anu ang sabihin ko hindi na nila mahahalata.. Kaya nga ako nagsulat sa tagalog para maintindihan ng mambabasa ang lahat ng sinasabi ko.”
26. “Kahit saang anggulo tingnan, mahirap yatang lunuking ang katwirang “eh ano kung mabaho tayo, may mas mabaho pa naman sa atin ah!”
27. “Ano ang talino kung walang disiplina?”
28. “Kulang ba tayo sa pagmamalaki? Ito ba ang dahilan kaya pinalitan ng Philipine Eagle ang maya bilang pambansang ibon? May mali nga ba sa mga simbolo ng ating kasarinlan at idelohiya?”
29. “Kung kabayo gagawa ng libro mahirap maging palaging politically correct para sa mga damo.”
30. “Pare, isa kang totoong tao at walang halong kasinungalingan, In English, Fact you pare!.. Totoo ka talaga, in English, fact you!.

Brian Viloria crashes Giovani Segura

Brian Viloria retained his World Boxing Organization flyweight crown after stopping Giovani Segura via technical knockout just 29 seconds into the eighth round earlier today, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City. 

Brian Viloria found a deadly weapon in his left hook. A crushing left hook from Viloria landed on Segura’s severely swollen right temple, causing the Mexican to careen out of control and the referee had to stop the fight.

It was the fourth straight triumph of Viloria, who remained in tip-top shape after a six-month break, as he upped his record to 29-3-0 with 17 knockouts.

The 31-year-old Fil-American shook off opening-round jitters as he controlled the 29-year-old Mexican from the second round with his vicious left hooks and solid shots to the body.

Viloria continued to dominate and in the seventh round, a stoppage was inevitable as the Hawaiian Punch pounced on a lump in Segura’s temple that swelled up to his forehead in a gruesome sight.

Viloria, though, had his fair share of bruises as he suffered a cut in his left eye in the earlier round.

Segura, who skipped the post-game presses after he was rushed to the hospital shortly after the fight, claimed his second loss with 28 wins, 24 knockouts, and a draw.                                                                                                Source: Inquirer 

                                                                                                                                                    PHOTO BY AUGUST DELA CRUZ



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