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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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

HONG KONG: 10,000 BUDDHAS in SHATIN



HONG KONG: 10,000 BUDDHAS in SHATIN
For those of you looking for off-the-trail tourist attractions in Hong Kong, you can go to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Shatin district. 
It is a famous Buddhist monastery located on the mountain behind Shatin Pai Tau Village near the Shatin station of the East Rail Line of the  Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong.
This place is near IKEA Shatin. We dropped by IKEA Shatin after our visit to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
It was founded in 1949 by the Reverend Yuet Kai, a devout Buddhist layman who dedicated the last years of his life to constructing a temple containing nearly 13,000 statues of Buddha, and completed in 1957. 
There are no resident monks in this monastery. The ones managing this monastery are laypersons.
The monastery is divided into upper and lower portions. The whole complex occupies over eight hectares. In this complex are five temples, four pavilions, one pagoda and one veranda.
The main building of the monastery is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple which has more than 12,800 pieces of Buddha statues (in different postures) placed on the walls. 
The immortal body of Rev. Yuet Kai is located in the central portion of the temple.
The climb to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is not for everybody though. 
You should have strong knees to climb the path up to the 10,000 Buddhas Temple. 
Juice mi aside from parang bundok ang aakyatin mo, aba may blessings pa nang pumunta kami doon. Yes! Inulan kami! Kaya ayun kesa 45 minutes inabot kami ng 2 hours bago namin naakyat ang tuktok ng bundok, pero naman sulit talaga!
At first, we got lost and took the wrong way because we missed the very small signage pointing to the direction of 10,000 Buddhas Monastery (see the above picture). 

We found ourselves climbing the cemetery (which has an escalator from the ground level) beside the Monastery. So, better take note of that "signage."


Tipid guide to collecting the McDonald’s Despicable Me Minions


Tipid guide to collecting the McDonald’s Despicable Me Minions
Photo by abkdvanessa
Everybody has gone loco over McDonalds collectible toys again! For sure, you'll gain several pounds just trying to complete your collections! 

Hey, you! Yes, you! You ought to watch what you eat even if you want to collect all of the nine (9) Despicable Me toys collectibles. Too much of everything is bad.
I still vividly recall when I was trying to complete my toy collection in the past, I ate nothing but McDonalds meals from morning 'til night and I ended up gaining several extra pounds and that is sooooo bad!

McDonalds store in Vizayas Avenue offers breakfast Happy Meals which can go for as low as Php77 - Hamdesal with orange juice. For sure, everyone now wants to go or live in that area! (NOTE: I heard other McDonalds stores now offer Hamdesal with orange juice.)


Nine (9) multiply by seventy seven pesos (Php77.00) equals six hundred ninety three pesos (Php693.00) for nine (9) minions.

You shouldn't buy (and eat!) all of those meals in one sitting though because nine (9) servings of the Burger McDo Happy Meal add up to 3510 calories, which are significantly more than the recommended 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men.

For everyone who wants to collect all nine (9) minions from McDonald's Philippines, let not this blind you to eat non-stop at McDonalds. You ought to balance it out. Remember who would play with the minions if you are already dead from eating too much.

Sadly, even if you do collect all nine (9) of the minions released by McDonalds here in the Philippines, your collection won't be truly complete until you manage to snag the six (6) other minions being offered by McDonalds Australia and the US. Two (2) evil minions - Purple Minion Babbler and Purple Minion Giggling - and four (4) minions - Jerry Whistle, Phil Jelly Whistle, Tom Babbler and Carl Rocket Skateboard - won't be made available here in the Philippines.

Despicable Me 2 will start screening on July 3.  I wish someone from the movie marketing department invite me to the movie premiere!

Here is the movie Tagalog trailer!

Genres: Animated Film

Synopsis:

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. (From IMDB)

Voice Cast:

Steve Carell - Gru
Russell Brand - Dr. Nefario
Miranda Cosgrove - Margo
Al Pacino - a villain
Moises Arias - Antonio
Kristen Wiig - Miss Hattie

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Piso Fare 2014 flight: Juan Million Thanks!


Piso Fare 2014 flight: Juan Million Thanks!

Cebu Pacific Piso fare treat to their 1,000,000 Facebook Fans and counting!
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOR PROMO UPDATES 

Cebu Pacific is having a Juan Million Thanks! Piso Fare seat sale.
The budget airline launches its newest Piso Fare for all of its Domestic destinations and P100 to all International destinations. This promo is a treat for its 1,000,000 Facebook fans.

The fare promo is being held from June 30 to July 1, 2013 or until seats lasts. The travel period is from Jan. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Promo fares for all domestic and international flights are exclusive of fuel surcharge, terminal fees, travel tax, etc.

Hurry Up! Visit www.cebupacificair.com to avail of the Cebu Pacific Juan Million Thanks! Piso Fare 2013.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Great Greenbelt Shopping Race is on!


The Great Greenbelt Shopping Race is on!
Greenbelt shoppers rejoice! Greenbelt is giving away two pairs of Stella Luna shoes weekly starting from June 29 to July 14, 2013. Joining the race is simple!

This promo is open to all shoppers!  The Great Greenbelt Shopping Race digital game activity with electronic raffle draw.  Participants will get a chance to win 2 pairs of Stella Luna shoes weekly! At the end of the promo, grand prize winners will be picked thru an electronic raffle for a chance to win prizes!   

M E C H A N I C S:

  1. Just log on to Facebook and like the official Greenbelt Fan Page,
  2. Follow @ilovegreenbelt on Instagram
  3. Carry out the designated tasks of each of the participating merchants. 
  4. Take a picture while doing the task
  5. Post and tag @ilovegreenbelt on Instagram and use the hashtag #GreenbeltShoppingRace so your entries can be counted! 
  6. Weekly, we will release the list of tasks to be done. For more information on the weekly participating stores, go to http://www.facebook.com/Greenbelt.AyalaMalls  

QUALIFICATIONS/DISQUALIFICATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS:  

1. The promotion is open to all 18 years old and above at the time of the launch of the promo and who has a valid and active Facebook and Instagram account. 

2. Those qualified and interested to join must search and follow the directions for joining found in Greenbelt page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Greenbelt.AyalaMalls
3. Promotion period is from June 29 to July 14, 2013 only.   

HOW TO WIN:  

1. All Participants who have successfully finished the tasks and uploaded their photos will have the chance to win the special weekly prizes and the grand prize.

2. Participants who have done the given tasks and followed the steps are qualified to win the weekly prize on the same week that they joined the contest. 
3. If a Participant has multiple photo entries, only one (1) of his or her photos can win. 
4. Five (5) weekly winners will be chosen thru an electronic raffle draw from all qualified photo entries (those who liked the page, followed the Instagram account, and did the tasks). Each winner will take home 2 pairs of Stella Luna shoes. 
5. In the grand draw 5 lucky winners will be picked via an electronic raffle draw.  

  •  2 grand prize winners will receive 10 Stella Luna shoes each  
  •  1 grand prize winner will receive a P30,000 shopping spree
  •  2 grand prize winners will receive each receive a travel package to Bellevue Resort Bohol  
CUT OFF DATES AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:  

6. Weekly winners can only win once, but they are also qualified to win the grand prize. 

7. For those who have not won the weekly prize, don't worry you will still have the chance to win in the grand draw!   

PRIZES TO BE WON:  


Weekly Prizes: 


  •  Ten (10) Stella Luna shoes will be given away to 5 winners every Monday, for 2 weeks.
Announcement of weekly winners will start on July 8, 2013. 

The 4 grand prize winners for the Great Greenbelt Shopping Race will be given: 

  •  2 grand prize winners will receive 10 Stella Luna shoes  
  •  1 grand prize winner will receive P30,000 shopping spree 
  •  1 grand prize winner will receive a Bellevue Resort Bohol travel package 
All prizes are non-transferable and not convertible to cash. 5. Winners shall pay for 20% withholding tax for prizes exceeding Php10,000 and other expenses that will be incurred in relation to the prize shall be shouldered by the winner. 

Cut-off Dates Time Raffling and Announcement of winners Time:

  • 5 Weekly Winners  July 6, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00 pm July 8, 2013 (Monday) 1:00 -3:00 pm
  • 5 Weekly Winners July 14, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 pm July 15, 2013 (Monday) 1:00 -3:00 pm 
  • 5 Grand Winners July 14, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 pm July 15, 2013 (Monday) 1:00 -3:00 pm 
PROCEDURE IN THE NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS AND REDEMPTION OF PRIZES: 

1. Winners will be notified by a telephone call and registered mail. The list of winners will be posted in Greenbelt’s Facebook page. 

2. Winners should send a private message to the official Facebook fan page of Greenbelt Philippines with the ff details:     

  •  Complete name                
  •  Mailing address                
  •  Email address               
  • Contact number                
  • Account URLs for Facebook and Instagram (for verification)   
3. Winners who do not reply within sixty (60) calendar days of announcement will forfeit their prizes. 

4. Winners must claim their prize at the 5th Floor, Ayala Land Office, Glorietta 4, Makati City. 

5. Declared winners must present the notice sent by registered mail and two (2) valid IDs with picture (e.g. driver's license, passport, company/school ID) to verify the winner’s identity.  

6. Provincial winners must email or fax a copy of two valid IDs with picture (e.g. driver's license, passport, company/school ID), each bearing the same name registered in the Facebook App, together with their mailing address.  

7. For the grand draw, in the event that winner is drawn twice, winner will get the price with the higher value. 

8. Prizes must be claimed within 60 days from his/ her receipt of the notice; the prize shall be forfeited in favor of Ayala Land, Inc.  

OTHER GUIDELINES: 

1. By joining this promotion, participant warrants and certifies that he/she has read the full mechanics of the Promotions and that he/she agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the promotion mechanics. Failure to agree to and abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the mechanics shall disqualify such Participant from participating in this promotion. 

2. By participating in the promotion, participants are deemed voluntary and have given their full consent in joining and agree to grant Ayala Land, Inc., the ownership and the right to use or publish the names and photo entries at anytime in its promo announcements, Facebook page, and/or advertising materials, without need of compensation. 

3. By joining the contest, the participant gives Ayala Land, Inc. the exclusive rights over the materials submitted, including, but not limited to the right to reproduce, exhibit or publish the images and/or for promotional purposes, displaying the prints and videos in a public venue, the internet or publish the prints or otherwise use the submitted materials for the purpose of promoting the competition or any by-product event arising from the competition.  

4. Employees of Ayala Malls (Ayala Land Inc), their merchants,  CAT Digital, Inc., (the “Organizers of the Promotion”), and its agencies, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity are disqualified from joining the promo.

Hurry Join now!


FREE ENTRANCE: Giordano Monster’s University


FREE ENTRANCE: Giordano Monster’s University 
Giordano Philippines is inviting you to get a taste of what it’s like to participate in Monsters University’s Freshman Fair when it opens its wrought iron gates. Experience being in the world’s best scare university, don Mike Wazikowski’s shoes and attend Giordano’s Monsters University Fair on June 29 to 30, 2013 at the TriNoma Activity Center and July 6 and 7, 2013 at Mega Mall A Showcase Area. Fun and freebies await you. No tuition fee required! Entrance is free for all!  Yes, kids and kids-at-heart are all welcome!
Mike Wazikowski on his way to school
Take a stroll around the booth area with friends and family.  Participate in various games and activities that will test your brain, brawn and scare-ability.  Win special prizes and display that Monsters University pride!
At the Giordano Monsters University Fair, several fun-filled games are in store for you.  Test your mental speed with a playtime of 2Fuse at the first gaming station called Screamology.  Combine numbers with similar colored cubes in 60 seconds.
Do you think you are athletic enough to compete at The Field of Screams?  This second gaming station allows sports buffs to size up their fitness and agility with XBOX Kinect Sports.  Find out if you can make it into the varsity team or if you need more training.
If you are into music, then the third gaming station called School of Rawr,is perfect for you.  Amp up the volume and explore your musical prowess with the Guitar Hero.  Compete for the highest score and earn the bragging rights as Monsters University’s primo rock star.
Want a more pensive, subdued setting?  Train your brain with Twinoo at Monster 101, the fair’s fourth gaming booth.  Sit back, and let logic and art come together in this classroom-type station.  Put those thinking caps on and show everybody why it’s cool to be a nerd. 
Conquer the challenges and complete your report card stamps to claim your Monsters University freebie.   Exclusive Giordano Monsters University merchandise like printed tees, hoodies and polo shirts will also be available for purchase during the event.
 Free face painting!
 You could even have your favorite monster character painted on your hand!
Mike Wazikowski tattoo
Come and join us for some monster fun! Rawwwwr!


BUDDHA-BAR: Drink, dine, party and drive in style in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014


BUDDHA-BAR: Drink, dine, party and drive in style in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014
Drink, dine, party and drive in style in a brand new Jaguar XF 2014 as Buddha-Bar Manila and DJ Ravin present "Buddha-Bar XV'

Partyphiles have reasons to celebrate in style and win a luxury Jaguar car as well when Buddha-Bar Manila launched the 15th edition of its iconic Buddha-Bar CDs on June 28, 2013. Aptly titled Buddha-Bar XV, the album differs from its past incarnations as this new one pays tribute of sorts to Russia, that most enigmatic and enchanting of countries in Northern Eurasia.
All the CDs in the Buddha-Bar collection were mixed by DJ Ravin, the Mauritius-born DJ who went on to become a big name in the Paris club scene. DJ Ravin played his first sets at Buddha-Bar in 1997, and since then has collaborated with the said famous celebrity haunt for the Buddha-Bar CD collection released by George V Records exclusively for Buddha-Bar, all of which bear DJ Ravin’s trademark fusion style.

Buddha-Bar and DJ Ravin’s latest offering, Buddha-Bar XV features different artists and Russia’s musical flavors, all at once sweet and mesmerizing. Buddha-Bar XV comes in double CDs, the first one leaning towards acoustic with such artists as Steppe, Listening Bliss, YasmineHamdam, and Thor while the second focuses more on electronic music with tunes from artists like Dim Vach and Seanbay, as mixed, of course, by DJ Ravin.

But then again, Manila’s stylish set do not only got the chance to party all night long with DJ Ravin at the June 28 Manila launch of Buddha-Bar XV. Lucky winners brought home an iconic French luxury brand bag, one (1) PRADA and BVLGARI sunnies from Sun Glass Hut and a Boracay Trip for two (2) with air fare and hotel accommodations.

On the same night, Buddha-Bar Manila also launched its “DRINK. DINE. DRIVE” promo. The prize at stake is a brand new Jaguar XF 2014. Every Php 5000 single receipt purchase from July 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 enables a customer a chance to drive home a brand new Jaguar XF 2014.

True to the luxury vehicle brand’s tagline, "Desired by Many, Exclusive by Choice," the Jaguar XF 2014 is a top-of-the-line acquisition equipped with the new and efficient 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbocharged diesel-S engine. Other than its fuel-efficiency feature, the 2014 Jaguar XF also comes with a Smart Key System with Keyless start, a Dynamic Sports Mode, a high-end security feature such as Pedestrian Contact Sensing and a stunning range of supple leather and contemporary veneers.

The Jaguar XF is a combination of its renowned flair for style and luxury with modern technological innovation and sporting performance.

Part of a Paris-based international franchise, Buddha-Bar Manila is a hotspot that is all the rage nowadays among Manila’s stylish set and party-loving denizens. Proud of its rich lifestyle heritage and formidable celebrity following, Buddha-Bar Manila goes the extra mile as it understands its patrons’ desire to have a good time while enjoying fantastic food and talk with friends and dancing to the music as they party the night away.
That and more transpired as Buddha-Bar Manila played host to Buddha-Bar XV’s album launch with DJ Ravin on June 28. A post party extravaganza dubbed as “Fete de la Musique” follows the launch in partnership with the French Embassy and Alliance Francaise de Manille. It was, needless to say, an event not to be missed.

Buddha-Bar Manila is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. For reservations, call +632 8566859/+632 8566709. You can also reach them at info@buddhabarmanila.com or like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BuddhaBarMNL


Thursday, June 27, 2013

VICTORY LINER BUS SCHEDULES AND FARES - BAGUIO TERMINAL


VICTORY LINER BUS SCHEDULES AND FARES

BAGUIO TERMINAL
  • BAGUIO to PASAY
                                               FARE                                                                      FARE
             TIME          AIRCON         DELUXE          ||      TIME            AIRCON       DELUXE
          12:20 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    12:40 P.M.          P445.00
          01:00 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    01:20 P.M.          P445.00
          01:10 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    02:00 P.M.          P445.00
          02:00 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    02:40 P.M.          P445.00
          03:00 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    03:40 P.M.          P445.00
          04:20 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    04:40 P.M.          P445.00
          05:40 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    05:40 P.M.          P445.00
          06:40 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    06:20 P.M.          P445.00
          07:40 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    07:00 P.M.          P445.00
          08:20 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    07:40 P.M.          P445.00
          09:00 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    08:30 P.M.          P445.00
          09:40 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    09:30 P.M.          P445.00
          10:20 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    10:00 P.M.                                   P715.00
          11:00 A.M.        P455.00                                ||    10:20 P.M.          P445.00
          11:10 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    11:10 P.M.                                   P715.00
          12:10 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    11:40 P.M.          P445.00
  • BAGUIO to CUBAO
          12:00 A.M.        P445.00             P715.00      ||    12:40 P.M.          P445.00
          12:40 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    01:40 P.M.          P445.00
          01:10 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    02:20 P.M.          P445.00
          01:30 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    03:20 P.M.          P445.00
          02:30 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    04:20 P.M.          P445.00
          03:30 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    05:20 P.M.          P445.00
          04:40 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    06:00 P.M.          P445.00
          05:20 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    06:40 P.M.          P445.00
          06:20 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    07:20 P.M.          P445.00
          07:20 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    08:00 P.M.          P445.00
          08:00 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    09:00 P.M.          P445.00
          08:40 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    10:00 P.M.          P445.00
          09:20 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    10:10 P.M.                                   P715.00
          09:40 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    10:40 P.M.          P445.00
          10:00 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    11:10 P.M.                                   P715.00                       
          10:10 A.M.                                 P715.00       ||    
          10:40 A.M.        P445.00                                ||
          11:40 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    
  • BAGUIO to CALOOCAN
          02:00 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    01:00 P.M.          P445.00
          07:00 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    03:00 P.M.          P445.00
          11:20 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    05:00 P.M.          P445.00
                                                                                 ||    11:20 P.M.          P445.00
  • BAGUIO to EARNSHAW (SAMPALOC)
          04:00 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    12:00 P.M.          P450.00
          06:00 A.M.        P445.00                                ||    04:00 P.M.          P450.00
                                                                                 ||    11:00 P.M.          P450.00


JAPAN EMBASSY: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


JAPAN EMBASSY: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Don't be fooled by false news that have been circulating regarding the Japanese visa for Filipinos. The news mentioned that Japan has lifted its visa requirement for Filipino citizens.

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines would like to clarify to the public that Japan has not lifted the visa requirement for Filipino citizens contrary to recent reports. However, Japan has opened multiple-entry visas to Filipinos. Japan will continue to accept and deliver visa applications for Japan through accredited agencies.

For details about the visa application and issuance of multiple-entry visa, please refer to the information at:

http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/visiting/

http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/visiting/new visa/multientryvisa.html


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