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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


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Meet local and international music artists, watch gigs and concerts, be friends with the MYX VJs, and a whole lot more!

If you think you have what it takes, become a part of our team by becoming our newest Production Assistants, Programming Assistants, Bloggers, Writers and Segment Producers!

Are you...
  • a graduate of Mass Communication, Journalism or any Broadcasting/Communications related course?
  • a Segment Producer or Writer with at least (1) to two (2) years work experience 
  • a fresh grad with lots of potential and on-the-job training experience in the same field?
  • skilled in camera work, post production and editing?
  • well-rounded and have a wide network of possible resource persons?
  • excellent in oral and written English and Filipino?
  • a team player and can get along well with all types of people?
  • creative and can bring fresh ideas to the table?
  • open to working long hours and has great attention to detail?
  • capable of working under minimum supervision?
  • a hard core music lover who appreciates all types of music?
If you fit these requirements, send your resume with photo now to and wait for a representative of Creative Programs, Inc. to contact you for an interview!

Note: I am not connected in any way to Myx Philippines, I just want to share the information to you dear readers. This might be the opportunity you are waiting for!

You may just become one of the newest members of the amazing MYX family!  O ha! Don't forget about me okay? :-)

MMDA Announces Week-long Suspension of Number Coding

MMDA Announces Week-long Suspension of Number Coding

Tthe MMDA announced that the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), commonly known as the number coding system, is lifted from April 2 (Monday) to April 9., 2012 (Monday), except in the Republic of MAKATI where the number coding system will be lifted only from April 5 (Holy Thursday) to April 9, 2012 (Monday).

While the number coding system is in effect in the Republic of Makati, motorists may pass Makati through EDSA and President Osmena Ave. but not the internal roads of Makati. 

MMDA said the lifting of the coding ban would promote fast and efficient travel to and from Metropolitan Manila. 

This is a good news to fellow travelers who will be going home to their respected provinces. At least you and I, fellow travelers, will not worry anymore about the number coding (except for those who will travel to Makati).

I wish everyone a safe travel. May God Bless us always!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bon Chon Restaurant

Bon Chon Restaurant
Bon Chon Restaurant Twice Fried Chicken
Bon Chon Restaurant is the newest addition to the Korean Twice Fried chicken craze
Bon Chon Restaurant, Twice Fried Chicken
Everyone is talking about this new chicken restaurant in town!  Please note that this review is base on our own experience.  We paid for our own meals with our own money. 
Bon Chon Restaurant
It seems to me that people can't get enough of this chicken that they go to this restaurant and even have them delivered straight to their offices and homes almost everyday. Imagine that!
Bon Chon Restaurant
Bon Chon Restaurant
Bon Chon Restaurant
Bon Chon Restaurant's Wall:
Bon Chon Restaurant
Cute wall.
Bon Chon Restaurant
Fried Chicken:
Bon Chon Restaurant
The dinner crowd at Bon Chon Restaurant.
Bon Chon Restaurant
I overheard these guys that they were invited by the PR to do a review. After eating, they were given tokens and umbrella by the lady in white.
Bon Chon Restaurant
Bon Chon or “New Village” is a Korean restaurant which traces its roots in South Korea. It conquered the United States and had most food critiques craving for the spicy chicken wings glazed in soy-garlic. The now famed chicken is crunchy in the outside while maintaining the juicy meat inside.
Bon Chon Restaurant
So after an event at Ayala Triangle Square I asked to accompany me to Bon Chon restaurant so I can eat the famous Bon Chon chicken. Unfortunately, the lady in the counter convinced me to try the fish n' chips instead. Bad choice:-( 
Whoaaaaa! The lady manning the counter said that their bestseller was the spicy fish n'chips. I am a Bicolana but the fish n'chips is way too spicy for me. I wanted to crack my knuckles for listening to her and not my instinct to buy the chicken wings instead:-(.
Verdict: It is a thumbs down for the spicy fish n'chips. I had to take it home because I can't barely eat the too spicy fish n'chips. I better get smart and follow my instinct next time around and order the chicken instead. Two fingers.
Bon Chon Restaurant should improve their dish.
Bon Chon Restaurant
We will try their chicken next time.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wilma Doesnt Topless in Playboy Magazine

"What else is new?" Mariposa quips when I told her that comedian and Mariposa's all-time favorite pinoy supermodel Wilma Doesnt  is the cover girl of Playboy Magazine April 2012 fourth year anniversary issue.   
Yes, folks! Wilma Doesnt undressed for the cover of Playboy Magazine Philippines this April 2012 entitled "Embracing All Colors".
For me parang nakakasawa na lahat na lang nag to top less. Summer nga panay ulan naman bakit kaya panay topless sila sa magazine? Hays, please don't emulate this people.
In 2003 Raymond Isaac launched a photo exhibit of his famous works one of which was a photograph of a naked and pregnant Wilma Doesnt.
Then she appeared again in Preview Magazine in 2007 again in all her pregnant glory. 

To my readers please be guided accordingly. Don't emulate everything that they do.


As bloggers we need to check who G+ us from time to time so we could reciprocate right? 
To toggle between profile views:

  1. Sign in to Google+.
  2. Click the Profile icon at the top of the page.
  3. In the View profile as box on your profile, enter the name of the person whose view you'd like to check.
  4. Review your profile information from the perspective of the person you've selected.
This may take so much of your time but sometimes you have to check also. If you don't like what you see, you can click Edit Profile. To switch back to your own view, simply click Done.

Yes, I know, you must be saying this is such a waste of your time and like you, I hope the people who just drop links and run during activities would learn how to be honest and learn how to reciprocate:-) but that is the dream. And we can never be stop to dream.

You yourself could also self-check on what was posted on your own Google Plus Profile. Here is how you could check your collection of internet treasures:

Every time you click +1, it shows on your public google + profile. You'll find your full list of +1's in a special tab on your public Google profile. You can choose to show your +1's tab to the world.  It is the place to go if you want to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web.
To manage the links displayed on your profile:
  1. Sign in to your Google profile.
  2. Click Edit Profile.
  3. Click the About tab.
  4. Click the link section you want to edit.
    • To display a link that Google suggests, click Add beside the link.
    • To add a link of your own, click Add custom link, then provide a label for the link and its URL.
  5. Choose the visibility setting you'd like to apply to the section you're editing.
  6. Click Save.

When you add links to your profile, you can choose to place them into three different sections.
  • Other profiles: Place links here to webpages that are specifically about you. For example, a link to your personal webpage and links to your profile on other social networks are good to include in this section.
  • Contributor to: Add links here where people can find your work online. For instance, links to sites you've written for should be included in this section.
  • Recommended links: Use this section to display links that you think visitors to your profile would like to check out. Imagine if Natalia was an economist, she may choose to add links to her favorite economic think tanks and blogs.
I hope this post have help some people who were asking me, on how they could check who g+ their posts.

Please add me to your circle my g+ profile is travelona Shoestring. Kindly send me a private message so I can add you too! 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Earth Hour 2012 Photo Contest

Hurray! Good news to photo hobbyist and enthusiast! 

Earth Hour 2012 Photo Contest Mechanics

Tighten your hold on your camera and prepare to take your best shots as we go dark for one hour today as the Quezon City government in collaboration with Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department hold its Earth Hour 2012 Photo Contest. Read on to know the complete mechanics and prizes to look forward!

Quezon City Government
Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department

A.   Contest Mechanics
1. All amateur and professional photography enthusiasts, ages 18 and above, and are bonafide residents of Quezon City may join the contest.
2. Photos must be taken in Quezon City during the Earth Hour Event on March 31, 2012 from 5pm onwards.
3. The photograph must depict the theme of the contest, “participation of people and communities” during Earth Hour, highlighting the spirit of environmental awareness and action. 
4. There will be two (2) categories for the photo contest:
         Category 1: People – Photographs featuring the “who” or the stakeholders of Earth Hour.  These may include portraits, small groups, crowds and 
                               the like.
         Category 2: Places – Photographs focusing on “where” Earth Hour took place.  These should give emphasis on the location or specific areas in Quezon City where Earth Hour was observed.
5. All entries must be in digital form and must be emailed at or on or before 3 o’clock in the afternoon on April 10, 2012.  Entries submitted beyond the deadline will automatically be disqualified.  Each photographer can only submit one entry per category.  For each entry, a pair of “before-and-after” shots[1] must be submitted together with the following attachments:
a. Scanned copy of any legal document or valid ID that can guarantee that the participant is a bonafide resident of Quezon City (i.e. driver’s license, SSS ID, passport, etc.)
b. Completed contest registration form (forms are available at the EPWMD Office[2] and  QC barangay halls and may also be downloaded
    Photographs must bear the following filename format:
    Name (space) Category (space) Before and Name (space) Category (space) After
    e.g.  JuanDelaCruz People Before
           JuanDelaCruz People After
6. The Quezon City Government shall have no liability for delayed, corrupted or lost entries. 
7. All entries must be an original material taken by the photographer and should not include watermarks, signatures, frames, date and/or time stamp or any other markings on the photo.
8. Digital manipulation is not allowed. Enhancements must be limited to basic post-processing such as adjustments of contrast, minimal color- balancing, sharpening, cropping, and dodging and burning.
9. Entries must be unpublished and exclusive to this contest within the duration of the photo contest.  It must not have been submitted and should not be submitted as an entry in any other contest within a year after the contest.
10. The Quezon City Government respects the rights of the photographer and recognizes that the copyright of the photograph belongs to the photographer. Nonetheless, by participating in the contest, the photographer shares his/her copyright to the Quezon City Local Government within the duration of one year after the contest.  The Quezon City Government will give appropriate credit whenever the photo is published and used by the Department for the purpose of information, advocacy, campaigns and promotions in all its future projects, whether print, online, or any other medium.
11. The QC Government has enjoined all QC stakeholders in the observance of Earth Hour, e.g., barangays, schools, government agencies, non-government organizations, malls, food chains, supermarkets and other establishments. It is the participant’s responsibility to obtain, prior to the actual shoot and consequently, submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Contest Mechanics without additional compensation.
12. QC EPWMD employees, contest judges and their relatives (up to the third degree) are prohibited to join the contest.
B. Selection of Winning Entries
1. From all the submitted entries, five (5) judges composed of photographers and Quezon City Government representatives shall select 10 entries per category or a total of 20 finalists.  The judging process shall be audited by an authorized third party. The decision of the board of judges is final.
2. The 20 finalists shall be informed on or before 3 o’clock in the afternoon of April 12, 2012 through email and will be announced in the Quezon City Government website.
3. The selected finalists will be asked to submit hard copies/ printouts of their photographs in A4 size or 8.27”x11.69” on or before 3 o’clock in the afternoon of April 13, 2012.
4. The 20 finalists’ entries shall be put on display at the Quezon City Hall Main Lobby from April 16 to 20, 2012 as part of the week-long celebration of Earth Day.
5. Awarding of winners shall be during the flag raising ceremony on April 23, 2012.
6. The criteria for judging the photograph are as follows:
    (40%) Thematic Relevance - Relevance of the photograph to the theme of the contest
    (30%) Creativity and Originality - Style, technique and skill
    (30%) Technical Excellence - Clarity and quality of photograph
7.   The winning entries shall receive the following cash prizes:
1st prize
9,000 + Certificate
9,000 + Certificate
2nd prize
6,000 + Certificate
6,000 + Certificate
3rd prize
3,000 + Certificate
3,000 + Certificate
Honorable Mention
(7 per category)
1,000 + Certificate
1,000 + Certificate

8.   Costs of photo developing, transportation/attendance to the event and other related expenses shall be shouldered by the participant.
[1] One photo before the switch off and another photo after the lights have been switched off for a total of two photos.
[2] EPWMD Office, 3F Quezon City Hall Annex Building, Diliman, Quezon City


This April, get ready to profess your "Marian Devotion" for our frank, funny, and fierce cover girl. Out in selected stores now. ;)

Photo by: Danish Connection
Art direction: Paula Pangan
Styled by: Ana Kalaw and Happy Lopez
Makeup: Robbie Pinera
Hair: Raymond Santiago
Manicure: Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa
Monokini: Soak Swimwear
Bangle: Karimadon
Ring: Chocolate Clothing Co.
Interview: Krizette Chu

Friday, March 30, 2012

Michelle Madrigal goes topless in April 2012 issue of FHM

Oh la la! Everyone is going topless this summer 2012. Michelle Madrigal also goes topless in the April 2012 issue of FHM to the delight of their male fans. Maybe it's the summer heat that prompts them to go topless.
Michelle Madrigal started her career in 2004 with ABS-CBN Star Circle Quest. She then transferred to GMA 7. She played villain roles at the Kapuso channel, making the lives of the lead actresses a living hell.
On the FHM cover, a topless Madrigal was photographed sitting on a beach, wearing only a flesh-colored bottom, with her right leg and right arm strategically positioned to cover her breasts.
 “Summer isn't over for FHM! Feel the heat with our hot and sexy April cover girl Michelle Madrigal. Woohoo!” the magazine said on its Facebook page.
 The FB post immediately received over 3,075 likes and 266 comments, mostly positive.
“I will make sure to buy a copy,” FHM follower Roland Reyes commented on the magazine’s Facebook page.

"Like na like ko ‘yan ...nakakagigil ‘yang si Michelle,” Josel Madarang wrote on the comments.
Over at Twitter, celebrities congratulated Madrigal for the cover.

“Way to go sisterette,” her sister, Ehra, said on Twitter. “Grab a copy of my sister's, uber hot FHM cover for the month of April!”

Actress Maxene Magalona, host Raymond Gutierrez and talent manager Annabelle Rama also tweeted their greetings.
This is not the first time Michelle Madrigal has appeared on the cover of a men’s magazine. Michelle Madrigal first cover was for the now defunct Maxim magazine, and was also previously featured on FHM.
Michelle Madrigal told her Twitter followers on Thursday this:

 “Thanks for all the great comments about my FHM cover. Please grab a copy! Have a nice day,”



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