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RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain. A unique insight into the fragility of the extraordinary human brain. A true st...

Friday, September 21, 2012

FREE ADMISSION: Korean Film Festival

Be enchanted with the romantic-comedy SPELLBOUND.

Jo-goo, a street magician (Lee Min-ki), notices a miserable looking girl, Yu-ri (Son Ye-jin), in the audience during one of his performances, and she winds up being the inspiration for his
“Horror magic show.” The show became a runaway success almost overnight and Jo-goo in turn, is now a successful stage magician with a model girlfriend. Yu-ri acquired an 'unwanted' ability to see the dead ever since she survived a high school automobile accident. She not only sees dead people, but these 'dead people' also appear in her life on a regular basis. Yu-ri eventually ended up leading a solitary life, even her family fled the country and left her behind. Yu-ri and Jo goo starts to develop feelings for each other. And though Jo-goo is sometimes scared, he loves Yu-ri enough to overcome his fear.

Catch more Korean Films on Sept.18-23 at SM Cinema Megamall, Sept.26-30 at SM Cinema Baguio and Oct.3-7 at SM Cinema Cebu.

Catch "Late Blossom" at the Korean Film Festival

The film follows the lives of two couples who live in the same neighborhood.
Kim Man-Suk (Lee Soon-Jae) delivers milk on a motorbike at dawn. He curses a lot, but actually has a warm heart.

One day when he goes up a slope, he meets Ms. Song (Yun So-Jeong) - a lonely woman who works hards by collecting and selling scrap paper. Man-Suk feels something special toward Ms. Song.

Jang Kun-Bong (Song Jae-Ho) works in a parking lot. Jang Kun-Bong has a wife (Kim Soo-Mi) who suffers from alzheimer's. He works from dawn until late at night. After work he comes home and takes care of his wife.

Cinema 9, SM Megamall: Sept.20 (4:30pm), Sept.22 (12:00pm)
Cinema 2, SM Baguio: Sept.28 (10:00am)
Cinema 3, SM Cebu: October 5 (8:00pm)
Catch the heart-warming film BUNT at the Korean Film Festival

Filling the cups of classmates with a kettle is the only work the 11-year-old Dong-ku, who is mentally retarded, can do in his school life. However, even this small connection w
ith the outside world breaks as one day a new water purifier replaces the kettle in his classroom. Disappointed by losing his only hope to survive in a regular school, he finds that every freshman in the junior baseball team is required to supply drinking water to other members with a kettle. Though Dong-ku knows nothing about baseball, he decides to join the team while his father, Jin-kyu, is struggling to save his kid’s only shelter, their chicken bar.

SM Cinema Megamall: September 18, 21 and 23
SM Cinema Baguio: September 27
SM Cinema Cebu: October 5 and 7

FREE DRINKS AND ENTRANCE: Joint Mercato Centrale And 7th High Promo

FREE DRINKS AND ENTRANCE: Joint Mercato Centrale And 7th High Promo
Your favorite Bonifacio Global City, Taguig hangouts – Mercato Centrale, the premiere night food market in the city and 7th High, the boutique nightspot and events venue that sets the bar for luxury in Manila’s nightlife industry are teaming up for a delicious partnership!

Starting Sept. 28, 2012 for every PHP 500.00 purchase of food and drinks at Mercato Centrale night market, marketgoers can get a free entrance pass to Seventh High along with free drinks! On top of that, the best dressed male and female who visit Mercato during the weekend will get a PHP 500.00 rebate card applicable on a minimum purchase of PHP 1,000.00 on drinks.  Both offers are applicable for market goers eighteen years old and above.
Enjoy a foodie trip at Mercato Centrale before dancing the night away at Seventh High! Mercato Centrale is at the corner for 34th street and 8th avenue and is open every Friday and Saturday 10pm-3am and Seventh High is along 7th avenue and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays.

For more details, please check, and or and Follow @mercatocentrale and @7thHIGH on Twitter.

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MERALCO: It's time to MOVE Philippines

MERALCO: It's time to MOVE Philippines

Have you heard about the MOVE? 

MOVE  means MeralcO Virtual Engine.

MERALCO recently held a bloggers' night entitled Meralco MOVE App-date. Martin sent me this cute invitation:

Thank you Martin!

By the way, Meralco won an award recently from the People Management Association of the Philippines as 2012 Employer of the Year. Congratulations to Meralco management!
The event was done to familiarized the bloggers with the MeralcO Virtual Engine services.
Meralco's six different services in one App are compose of the following:

Meralco's OFFICE DIRECTORY App, finding the nearest Meralco office is so easy! from Metro Manila to nearby provinces. One can find the complete contact details of each Meralco offices yes, be it the address, phone numbers or email address . This partcular sevice is so cool!

Meralco's APPLIANCE CALCULATOR App let you know the operating cost of each of your home appliances and how much it contributes to your monthly electric bill in seconds.

Meralco's BAYAD CENTER DIRECTORY App makes looking for the nearest Bayad Center where you can most conveniently pay for your pending Meralco bill as easy as counting 1 2 3!

Meralco's POWER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE App provides brown out/ regular maintenance schedule ahead of time. Regular maintenance is needed to ensure reliable electricity.

Meralco's E-MERALCO BILL App let you view your latest bill even when you're on the go. 

Meralco's BRIGHT IDEAS App gives you valuable tips on how to use and save on electricity. Did you know that you could save money by simply pulling the plug when you go out of your house? And you get better illumination at a lesser wattage when you use Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL). If you want to learn more download the six Meralco Apps now! This is 100% Free.
Meralco's power ranger in a dance number. They're awesome! Just like each Meralco service application that they represent.
 The author with Meralco Office Directory ranger.
Aside from the music, food and dance number, there was also a game. Since there were six (6) Meralco services in one (1) application we were also divided into six. Yes, folks, each group is composed of six (6) person. We had a game that was similar to speed-dating, each member of the group sat on a table opposite a Meralco power ranger. We were given a minute to get to know one service among the six (6) services in one (1) app that can help consumer to have a round-the-clock access to Meralco's services through any smart phone or tablet. Then we were given a questionnaire where we jot down our answers within sixty seconds.
Each member of the winning team brought home a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Congratulations everyone! I am so happy for you Jo, Mark, Rain, Janese, Lloyd and Dan!

For more information about Meralco six (6) services in one (1)apps, please go to or visit their Facebook page

Chinoy TV launches business reality TV show

Good News Entrepinoys! Chinoy TV launches business reality TV show
CHInoypreneur is an advocacy project of Chinoy TV in cooperation with Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), Go Negosyo, Mansmith and Fielders and the Alliance of Filipino-Chinese Students (AFICS) wherein the primary aim is the promotion of entrepreneurship among the youth and to help improve the current state of Chinoy owned businesses by educating them with different tools, technologies and strategies in the fields of leadership, marketing, finance, information technology, human resources and etc. that would enable them to compete with the bigger and more established companies.  CHInoypreneur is also a movement which aims to foster unity among the Chinoy community in different industries.
To kick-off CHInoypreneur 2012, CHInoypreneur Day which is co-presented by was held last September 1 in Binondo Manila. It was a one-day business event that gathered the most influential business experts in the country today. The business gurus who shared their knowledge and insights were Samie Lim for franchising, Josiah Go for marketing, Randell Tiongson for finance, Paulo Tibig for basics of entrepeneurship and Michaelangelo Lobrin for positive mindset.
CHInoypreneur Challenge 2012 is a business reality show that will be participated by college students from De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas, Philippine Cultural College, Chang Kai Shek College, University of the Philippines, and University of Asia and the Pacific. The show aims to provide a training venue that would allow them to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills by providing them real life business experiences.

Chinoypreneur will air in Chinoy TV on Net 25 starting this coming October.
“CHInoy TV” is the only Filipino Chinese television show that features Chinese heritage and how it harmonizes with the Filipino culture. It is committed to promote both cultures by featuring Filipino-Chinese lifestyle to its viewers and it is the only show that caters directly to the Filipino-Chinese community.
The show features about successful Chinese personalities, establishments, fashion, travel, entertainment and other happenings surrounding the Filipino-Chinese community.  Chinoy TV airs every Sunday 1030am with replays on Tuesday 11pm and Saturday 1030am.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS: Earn while you Travel

Earn while you Travel

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy financial forecast, when travelling, is to work while you explore the globe. Working holidays are continuing to increase in popularity, as many holidaymakers lack the funds to travel endlessly and aren’t prepared to shorten their holiday and be restricted by a firm budget. If you’re looking to travel the world, but are interested in earning while you experience some of the best destinations in the world, check out our great tips for working holiday goers.

Should I still Save Money if I’m Planning on Working

Even if you are considering working full time whilst overseas, you should always save as much money as possible. Once you have left your home country, you must be prepared for any unexpected occurrences that may require a great deal of money. Having an adequate amount of savings will allow you to rest at ease, knowing that you are covered while you travel. When organizing your holiday, try to remember that you will be paying for everyday living expenses such as accommodation, transportation and food, along with fun holiday activities such as sightseeing ventures and tours.

Teaching Jobs

Teaching jobs are incredibly popular for travellers, as they often provide a regular source of income, particularly for people who are looking to spend an extended amount of time in one particular country. Asian countries are most well-known for having international teaching jobs available, with most positions offering a contract of approximately 20 hours per week.

Casual & Backpacking Work

If you’re looking to travel amongst various destinations, never staying in one city for more than a few weeks, you will be more suited to a transient job, popular amongst backpackers. Various casual jobs are available for travellers, including fruit picking, barrister work, bartending, waitressing and cleaning jobs.

Where Can I Find Work

There are a number of options available to travellers who are in search of work. If you’re staying at a backpacker hostel, talk to your reception staff or enquire about a notice board. Fellow backpackers are also a great source for finding out about job opportunities, as they are often in similar areas of work.

If you like to be prepared, you always have the option of sourcing work before you depart. A number of job agencies offer careers aboard, providing you with a guaranteed position upon arrival in your chosen country. Career opportunities can vary greatly, ranging from teaching positions and bar tending jobs to fruit picking and ski lift operators.

If you’re savings just aren’t bringing you to your travels as quickly as you’d like, consider a working holiday. Earning while you travel provides a great opportunity to see the far corners of the world, without being out of pocket and accumulating unnecessary debt.

Author Bio

Tara Blair writes for many leading news sites and blogs about personal finance and travel. She says that if you have multiple debts before you begin travelling, you should seek professional advice for debt consolidation solutions
Tara says having a single repayment makes managing your debt much easier while you are traveling.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Let's Move & Let's Love

Let's Move & Let's Love
One move and an act of love that I commit myself to do before the year ends is to visit "Gift of Love" again in Naga City.

When I was still in college, my friends and I usually visit the kids at the Gift of Love orphanage in Naga. Gift of love is a children’s shelter under the care of the Missionaries of Charity. Founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the sisters care for abandoned children, sick children, the mentally ill, ex-prostitutes, lepers, AIDS victims, refugees, the aged, and convalescent. A friend even entered their congregation and studied to be a nun and we even visited her at Gift of Love.

Unlike other kids during our time, I rarely go to disco or gimmicks, I usually hang out with my friends in church, seminary or the orphanage. We also go to different depressed community in Naga during Sundays to help maintain a clean environment in the barangay. And give Christmas cheers to the kids in the area.

We spent Sunday morning, sweeping and cleaning barangay public health offices. We also help remove rocks, grass and other dirt in the barangay premises. I was a catechist and a Campus Ministry at the same time, so it was not easy for a college kid like me to schedule a visit to the Gift of love. Aside from the gift of love which we frequent, we also do Christmas cheers in depressed areas in Naga like in Mabulo, where, each one of us adopt one kid per family, then feed, bath, buy toys for them for a day. Yes, only for a day because we're only college kids back then.

I still remember, one day when we visited the orphanage, our hearts got broken into pieces because there was a tiny baby the size of a cola bottle, that was left at the door of the orphanage :-( 

He was so fragile. Very tiny baby. My friends and I are not allowed to carry him because he was under medication and has a Intravenous Solution attached to his fragile body.

Some of us shed tears, we can't help it. It was heart wrenching. It definitely leaves a lump in one’s throat.

After that visit, we got so busy with school and other activities. I was never able to keep track what happened to that little angel. Many years had passed by already but the image of his fragile body was forever etched in my memory. If I will be presented with an opportunity I would really like to visit the Gift of love and once again give some cheers to the children.

I am still recovering from my ailment but today, I resolved to visit the Gift of Love orphanage before the year ends. 

Come with me to Gift of Love if you like...

Let's Move..

Let's Love...

Let's spread some cheer!
Source of Gift of Love pix: motorcycle phil.

VERONICA BALUYUT-JIMENEZ: The Chronicles of Veronica

Presenting Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez, one of the freshest faces ever to grace the Philippine broadcast industry. After several years, it remains a delight just looking at her sweet and appealing aura, not to mention the voice.

Her pretty face notwithstanding, veteran broadcaster extraordinaire Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez has always been immersed in every story over her illustrious career. For her, every bit of detail in a story should be carefully researched, dissected and thoroughly appraised for value and truthfulness and ultimately, should appeal to the audience.

And her latest broadcasting coup de grace, entitled “The Veronica Chronicles,” an investigative documentary to be shown on PTV-4 every 3rd Wednesday of every month beginning September 19, 2012 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., is no different matter. For the September episode of “The Veronica Chronicles,” the show will tackle the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, touted as one of the darkest episodes in our country’s political history.

Not new to this genre, Veronica waxed excitement because the show will deal with various social issues, and it’s very timely that the episode is about Martial Law. “The topic may be old and not too many people remember it. But what makes ours different is we’ll ask questions like, ‘was there closure regarding Martial Law?’ For the show, we want to analyze the issues, why these things happen, and include possible solutions. Perhaps Filipinos can offer theirs as well. Our approach is constructive and not merely controversial.”

And Veronica promises that “The Veronica Chronicles” will be as fair and as unbiased as possible. “There will be no bias in our show, it will be very balanced, which, if I may say, may surprise viewers since we are a government-owned station. This is the thrust of the new PTV.  I’m sure the audience will enjoy it,” she avers.

She’s also looking forward to the show’s next episodes like their topic on anything “supernatural” in the Philippines like the “aswang” and “manananggal” for October and the infamous “Maguindanao Massacre” for November, which is marking its second year.

Aside from being the newest program avid PTV viewers can look forward to, the “The Veronica Chronicles” is also part of a major push by PTV, under its new management and of which Veronica is also a board member, to come up with new and relevant programs that offer a balanced approach to news and issues.

“What we want is to present interesting issues that transcend all social classes. Under the new officers of PTV-4, we will continue to work hard to be the new ‘alternative’ channel that provides niche programming, which is still based on our charter—to provide relevant and more importantly significant, news, information and public service to our viewers.”

What’s interesting to note, however, is that amid all these activities is the introduction of the new logo of PTV-4. “We’re also happy with the new logo because it adapts to the changing times. It has a more fresh and contemporary look, and definitely more youthful,” she adds.

With the airing of the “The Veronica Chronicles,” there’s no doubt that Veronica will be on her toes every week since she also has a weekly show, again with an investigative format, entitled “Sa Likod ng Istorya.” Aired every Sunday at 9:15 p.m., the show discusses the week’s more pressing and timely issues.

On a daily basis, Veronica’s plate is full of segments interspersed with the news, one of which is “Mga Pagsubok” that delves on political and social issues of the day. This is shown during the “News@1” news program every 1 p.m. and “News@6” which is—you guessed it—shown at 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. And if this is not enough, “Mga Pagsubok” has an English counterpart, by the way, entitled “Challenges” and shown at PTV’s “News Life” everyday at 9:15 p.m.

Now if these shows tell you that Veronica is not busy, then you must be living in another planet.

Catch Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez on “The Veronica Chronicles” every 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning September 19, 2012 from 8-9 p.m.; “Sa Likod ng Istorya” on Sundays, 9:15 p.m.; “Mga Pagsubok” on “News@1” every 1 p.m. and “News@6” every 6 p.m., and “Challenges,” shown daily every 9:15 p.m on “News Life”. Or visit PTV-4 at




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