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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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FREE ENTRANCE: Today Only At MET Museum


FREE ENTRANCE: Today Only At MET Museum 

Join in the fun! Be enthralled. Visit and celebrate the MET Museum Founding Anniversary today, October 16, 2013, Wednesday for FREE and get a surprise anniversary treat. Museum hours: 10:00 a.m. up to 5:30 p.m.

To avail a free guided tour for group of 15 persons, reservation is required. Call 708-7828 or email info@metmuseum.ph

Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

HEALTH IS WEALTH


HEALTH IS WEALTH
While a person is young, he uses health to create wealth. As he gets older, he uses his wealth to attain health.

Many people, not only Filipinos, strive for high ideals. And almost always with a few exception wanted to be rich.  Whether you admit it or not, in certain stage of your life, you don't consider wealth as your health. 

This cycle is so true. So while you still can, take care of yourself and your family's health. Here are some tips in order to ensure health:
  • Sleep at least 8 hours a day
  • Drink plenty of water (8 glasses of water is the ideal number)
  • Eat leafy vegetables 
  • Eat fruits
  • Exercise
  • Take multivitamins
  • Worry less
  • Think positive 
  • Smile always
  • Be contented with what you have.
  • Pray


Monday, October 14, 2013

SHERWIN TORALDE: The Man behind ZUMBAFIED


SHERWIN TORALDE: The Man behind ZUMBAFIED

Put on your dancing shoes and be Zumbafied. The man behind Zumbafied is Sherwin Toralde, who dance for the first time 20 years ago. He started his career in dancing when he performed with the CCP Amazing Philippine Theater for 5 years. He also trained under Powerdance to further his craft in dance & performance. He then went into freelance dance teaching with specialty in Latin and Dance fitness program. In 2005, he started his own dance studio and was able to make a name in the Metro as one of the youngest & most promising dance teacher.
In 2007, he went international as dance teacher & professional choreographer in Malaysia and Brunei. Hiphop is an addition to his specialization and became a priced instructor of the famous 6-star hotel, the Empire Hotel. Apart from the Empire hotel, he also managed a local dance studio where he gained the respect & confidence of the locals. He became the most sought after choreographer in Brunei, teaching various dance groups and making them champions in their respective competitions.

He came back to the Phils. in early 2010 and pioneered teaching Zumba®. His ZUMBA® philosophy is GOOD MUSIC + EASY TO FOLLOW STEPS + CALORIES BURNT = ZUMBA® Party!

On October 28, 2013, Sherwin among other instructors will lead the 2-hour Zumba party dubbed as “Zumbafied, a pre-Halloween event presented by Step Up Inc., Megaworld Lifestyle Malls & The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill. Also brought to you by Pocari Sweat, Uni Qlo & Radio High 105.9.

Call (09189677435, 09199998056, 09209470500) for tickets and further details.


Monday, October 7, 2013

PLDT & ME: PLDT's 85th Anniversary Facebook Promo


PLDT & ME: PLDT's 85th Anniversary Facebook Promo  
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company or simply PLDT is celebrating its 85th anniversary #PLDT85 through its latest Facebook promo entitled "PLDT & ME." This promo followed the recently concluded "PLDT Home - Most Loyal Connections" 85th anniversary promo for its customers with the oldest landline subscriptions in the Philippines
PLDT, as you all know, is the biggest telecommunication company in the Philippines. PLDT offers vast and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines. It has the most extensive fiber optic backbone and wireless, fixed line, broadband and satellite networks. No wonder, from 1928 up to the present, it dominates both the wired and the wireless form of communication, be it the internet, classic fixed lines or land line and wireless phone (via its subsidiary Smart Communication).
In celebration of its 85th year anniversary, PLDT wants to give back something to its loyal clientele via a Facebook promo.
Last September 30, 2013 (yes, when September ends), PLDT launched a new promo aptly called "PLDT & ME" which will run until the 25th of October, 2013.
My family and I are PLDT loyal clients for so many years now. So upon learning about the exciting promo, I got so giddy and couldn't wait to win all those prizes!
How to join? 

You have two options: You can either watch this special video presentation or read more.


                           




CIRCLE 8: Early Christmas Bazaar Brands Red Hot Sale 2013


CIRCLE 8: Early Christmas Bazaar Brands Red Hot Sale 2013

Better early than never. A sale for a cause by Circle 8

Everywhere you go nowadays, Christmas carols are being played on the radio, right? People are talking about their upcoming Christmas celebrations and vacations. Talking about the red letter days and holidays, Filipino buyers never fail to pick up the shopping cart and fill it up with presents for the Christmas Season. You may be running out of gift ideas this year as to where else can you get that unique gift for your family, friend and even your inaanak? Panic no more as Circle 8 Events (CEE), an events management group invites everyone to the Early Christmas Bazaar Brands Red Hot Sale 2013. What started a couple of years ago as a small agency for events, that is now a corporation, CEE is initiating the sale as a way of giving back to the good times and successes.

Happening from October 7 to 12, 2013  from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pinoy Big Brother Concert Hall in Quezon City, the Red Hot Sale will house a wide range of brands that shoppers will surely love. Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% off on items. Uplift shopping experience as different entertainment visit the gift galore. And to even splurge on happiness, daily raffle encourages shoppers to increase chances to win exciting prizes.

To ignite the drive for a good cause, portions of the sales will go to Bahay-Pastulan Pag-ibig at Pag-asa, Bahay Nazareth and St. Martin de Porres. These charitable institutions are housing elderly and street children respectively, giving care to those are in need of love and support. At the heart of Circle Eight Events is the outpouring of the affection for others, sharing the love for a greater reason. 


Participating Celebrities in the bazaar are the following:

  • Divine Lee
  • Ara Mina
  • Nene Tamayo
  • Kris Lawrence  
  • Say Alonzo. 

Circle Eight Events is an event service group based in Quezon City specializing in organizing corporate events, productions, fashion shows, venue setup, food styling, as well as web & graphic design. For inquires about the sale, contact 09175526233, 09324403429, or email at circle.eightevents@yahoo.com


Sunday, October 6, 2013

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MANILA: Scholarships Grants


DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MANILA: Scholarships Grants
De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila offers free DLSU College Entrance Tests to all graduating students from Philippine Public High Schools. The regional testing centers of DLSU will hold entrance exams from October to November 2013.
I always had this impression that this prestigious school doesn't offer scholarship to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Boy, was I glad when I heard about this good news that I decided to share this news to all of you. Please share this piece of good news to all Public Senior High School Students in your area in Luzon, Vizayas and Mindanao.

DLSU will award full scholarships to the top 50 DLSU-CAT examinees from public schools and will offer at least 11 other scholarship schemes for deserving students.

For more information, please call 524-4611 local 166 or email scholarships@dlsu.edu.ph


Good luck!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

OCTOBER 15, 2013: A Non-working Holiday


OCTOBER 15, 2013: A Non-working Holiday
Good News to all students and employees out there! 

I know that a lot of you are always on the look out for a possible holiday or time off from your hectic working or class schedules. So, the timely announcement by Malacañan Palace declaring a holiday on the 15th of this month is a welcome respite, right?

FEAST OF SACRIFICE or Eid’l Adha will be celebrated on October 15, 2013, Tuesday, a public holiday throughout the country as declared by President Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr. through Proclamation No. 658

The President based the proclamation on Republic Act No. 9849 which provides that Eidul Adha (Eid’l Adha) be celebrated every year as a special nonworking day.

Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, but the date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body.

The other is Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Breaking the Fast that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid’l Adha is the 10th day in the month of Hajj, or the pilgrimage to Mecca, during which Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice that signifies mankind’s obedience to God.

This year the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos had recommended that the observance of Eid’l Adha be on October 15, “and the Eid’l Adha prayer be performed on the final declaration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” according to 
Malacañan Palace.


Friday, October 4, 2013

VIDEO: A Message To All Women


VIDEO: A Message To All Women

Every woman must know who she is.
 

I stumbled upon this video and I want to share this with all of you my dear readers because you are special. It is one of the most uplifting video I ever watched. When life had kicked you to the ground so many times, it comes to a point when you feel ugly, unwanted and unloved. Through this video, reclaim your spirit. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are awesome. Hear and believe it.                          

                                                                                                                                                           

We do not own the video. No copyright infringement intended.


Who Will Be The Next Miss Resorts World Manila?


Who Will Be The Next Miss Resorts World Manila?
From hundreds of beautiful girls who auditioned in the search for Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 that began last September, twenty (20) lovely contestants were chosen. They are:

Candidate No. 1 - Jamie Herrell
Candidate No. 2 - Gabrielle Runnstrom
Candidate No. 3 - Rhea Nakpil
Candidate No. 4 - Samantha Purvor
Candidate No. 5 - Nastazha Cardel
Candidate No. 6 - Roz Mikaela Callejo
Candidate No. 7 - Avonlea Paraiso
Candidate No. 8 - Zahara Soriano
Candidate No. 9 - Erika San Buenaventura
Candidate No. 10 - Nikita Pia McElroy
Candidate No. 11 - Jaysel Arrozal
Candidate No. 12 - Elizabeth Sese
Candidate No. 13 - Natasha Julian
Candidate No. 14 - Priscilla Kim Dela Cruz
Candidate No. 15 - Anjellica Lopez
Candidate No. 16 - Roxanne Corluy
Candidate No. 17 - Regine Chung
Candidate No. 18 - Diane Joyce Ramirez
Candidate No. 19 - Canielle Faith Santos
Candidate No. 20 - Abigail Joyce Mendoza

This year’s finalists were officially presented to the media last Tuesday night, October 1, during a swimsuit competition held at The Plaza in Newport Mall in Pasay City.

The Darling of the Press was also chosen based on votes from the media people who attended the event.
23-year-old Jaysel Arrozal (Candidate No. 11), a fashion design student, won the Best in Swimsuit award.
On the other hand, 19-year-old student Nastazha Cardel (Candidate No. 5) of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) was voted Darling of the Press. 

Both received P25,000 worth of gift certificates from Calayan SurgiCentre Corp.
Before the Final Runway at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on November 30, the finalists will participate in a series of exciting events and activities including personality development training; hair, make-up and wardrobe seminars; and styling and fashion workshops among others. All the contestants will also be part of a glamorous fashion show while selected candidates will be included in the Resorts World Manila 2014 Calendar.
The winner of this year's crown will get over P1.5 Million worth of cash and prizes, including an exclusive holiday cruise to Hong Kong via Star Cruises.
As RWM’s brand ambassador for an entire year, Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 will play a key role in events hosting, radio and TV guestings, fashion show and print ad modeling, and representing RWM in various events and activities.
Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 is a celebration of beauty, congeniality, luxury and world-class elegance. Experience these thrills and more only at Resorts World Manila, where nothing compares.

For updates and schedule of events of Miss Resorts World Manila, visit www.rwmanila.com or call Tourist Hotline at (02) 908-8833.

ABOUT RESORTS WORLD MANILA:

Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the Philippines that features exciting recreational thrills, outstanding performances, unique events, and spectacular lifestyle and leisure options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.

The premier integrated lifestyle hub is home to three superb hotel brands: the all-suite luxury MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. With a variety of sumptuous dining options of over 50 food and beverages outlets ranging from international fine dining to casual quick service restaurants, RWM also offers a wide range of culinary fare.

RWM also serves as the home of The NEWPORT Mall which features high-fashion and international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and ultramodern cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy interior and superlative 24/7 entertainment provided at Bar 360, located at the casino ground floor.

Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, which includes the exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, an assortment of arcade games, a soft play area for toddlers, and more exciting activities for kids of all ages.

Supplement all the thrilling excitement offered exclusively by Resorts World Manila by becoming a cardholder! Membership at RWM is free and provides an instant pass to numerous discounts, freebies, and exclusive invites to RWM events.

Resorts World Manila— Nothing Compares.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

RICHARD YAP: Sir Chief Launches Solo Debut Album


RICHARD YAP: Sir Chief Launches Solo Debut Album

Richard Yap, a.k.a. "Sir Chief," the Chinito crush ng bayan from Cebu, conquered not only the heart of "Maya" but also the rest of the Philippine population via the ABS-CBN popular television program “Be Careful With My Heart". 

Not the type that will rest on his laurels, Richard Yap entered a new stage in his career as a singer when he launched his solo debut album at Palacio de Maynila last Friday, September 26, 2013.
The Philippine music scene will never be the same again as "Sir Chief" serenades his fans with ‘easy listening’ song selections such as his cover version of Ric Segreto's original  "Don't Know What To Do, Don't Know What to Say" which "Sir Chief" personally handpicked.

His self-titled debut album under Star Records features the following songs:
  • Promise Ain’t Enough
  • Think I’m in Love Again
  • Can Find No Reason
  • You Take My Breath Away
  • Chasing Cars
  • High
  • Afterglow
  • Oh Babe (Chinese version)
  • Please Be Careful with my Heart (bonus track)
  • Salamat (bonus track)
Richard Yap, a.k.a. Sir Chief, shared to everybody that the album is a dream come true. It's a realization of his childhood dream to sing professionally.  He said he is very thrilled and thankful to his very popular TV program “Be Careful With My Heart" at ABS-CBN  because through the said program, people from Star Records discovered that he can sing.

Watch Sir Chief's sample singing prowess in this video.

Richard Yap grew up listening to the music of: 
  • Queen
  • Barry Manilow
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Hall and Oates
  • Phil Collins
  • Mike Francis
He said that he doesn't feel any pressure getting compared with other talented singers in the country. Richard Yap believes that his album covers all genres, from pop to ballad to alternative. "Sir Chief" further explains that his solo album will surely appeal not only to fans of his age group but also teens.

Richard’s album is now available at all record bars nationwide under Star Records for P250 only. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via Amazon.com, MyMusicStore.com.ph and iTunes.

For more information visit Star Records’ accounts – Facebook and Twitter.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Official List of 2014 Public Holidays Released by Malacañan Palace


Official List of 2014 Public Holidays Released by Malacañan Palace

Oh, la la! Great News, my friends! The Official List of 2014 Holidays was released by Malacañan Palace through Proclamation No. 655 dated September 25, 2013.

You can now plan your vacations months earlier. There are a total of 19 holidays and special (non-working) days next year. Plus there are four (4) long weekends expected next year. 

Students will jump for joy because they'll get to enjoy most regular and special holidays that will fall on a weekday.


The holidays on the official list are as follows:

A. Regular Holidays

1 January (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day

9 April (Wednesday), Araw ng Kagitingan

17 April, Maundy Thursday

18 April, Good Friday

1 May (Thursday), Labor Day

12 June (Thursday), Independence Day


30 July (Wednesday), Eid’l Fitr (tentative date only)

25 August (Monday), National Heroes Day

30 November (Sunday), Bonifacio Day

25 December (Thursday), Christmas Day

30 December (Tuesday), Rizal Day

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

31 January (Friday), Chinese New Year

19 April, Black Saturday


21 August (Thursday), Ninoy Aquino Day

05 October (Sunday), Eid’l Adha (tentative date only)

1 November (Saturday), All Saints Day

24 December (Wednesday)

26 December (Friday), additional non-working day

31 December (Wednesday), 
additional non-working day

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

25 February (Tuesday), EDSA Revolution Anniversary



Note: For regular holidays, an employee will be paid in full even if the person does not report for work and will be paid double if he or she does.

For special holidays, the employee will not be paid if he or she doesn’t work but will be entitled to 130 percent of the usual pay if he or she does.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES: Grand Winner Mitoy Yonting


THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES: Grand Winner Mitoy Yonting
Congratulations to the most popular contestant of ABS-CBN’s reality talent series, “The Voice of the Philippines”, Michael “Mitoy” Yonting, the first ever winner of "The Voice of The Philippines", a franchise from "The Voice of Holland".
"The Voice of the Philippines" winner can't believe that he now holds the title "The Voice of the Philippines".  
He is thankful, first to God, then to his family and his supporters.
The 43-year old frontman of the rock showband Draybers used to be a regular mainstay of Eat Bulaga . 
He used to appear in EB together with Gladys Guevarra in a portion called "Chuchay and Mitoy".
                                 

Circa 2007
@mitoyonting #VoicePHFinale #TheVoicePHFinale


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Megan Young of the Philippines is the new Miss World 2013


Megan Young of the Philippines is the new Miss World 2013
Photo: Philstar.net/Inquirer.net/AP
Bali, Indonesia proved to be a lucky place for our very own Miss World Philippines Megan Lynne Young. Finally, in the pageant’s 63-year history, a Filipina won the much coveted title, besting 126 other candidates (according to my friend Jory Rivera who personally witnessed the historical event in Bali, Indonesia)! Congratulations to the first ever Pinay Miss World. We're so proud of you, Megan!

Photo: Mirror UK
Important fact: When Megan Young was crowned, the emcee asked her about how she felt. Megan spoke in Tagalog though she's very well versed with the English language! Panalo!  (Winner!) She thanked all the people especially all the Filipinos that supported her all the way to this monumental feat. She is truly a wonderful MISS WORLD.
Photo: Inquirer.net/ AP
The most coveted Blue Crown is now in the head of the newly crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Young of Philippines, center. Megan waves to the crowd, after winning the Miss World contest, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Megan won in a year with the most number of delegates ever. Yes, dear Megan Young beat candidates in 126 countries and became the first ever Filipina to win the title.
     Photos: Jory Rivera 


Beat this!

PHILIPPINES is the FIRST COUNTRY to win ALL THE MAJOR TITLES in all Major Beauty Pageants in the whole wide world:

Miss Universe - 2 (1969, 1973)
Miss World - 1 (2013)
Miss International - 4 (1964, 1970, 1979, 2005)
Miss Earth - 1 (2008)
Miss Tourism Queen International - 1 (2006)
Miss Supranational - 1 (2013)

Thank you Megan Young for completing the list!


Megan was born in the United States and moved to the Philippines at age ten. She attended Thidrum high school in Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City. She is currently majoring in Digital Film Making at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) in Manila.
The truth is the news made me cry! I don't know why I got so emotional when I learned that Megan won the elusive title! Maybe, I just empathize with Megan. Feeling beauty queen. Aba, who would not feel proud of Megan. She represented the Philippines with so much grace (under pressure) proving to the rest of the world that the Filipinas exude beauty and talent.
Photo: AP
Miss Philippines Megan Young, right, reacts after she was called as the New Miss World.

In a sparkling finale on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Saturday, Young bested 126 other beauty queens from around the world to win the coveted title in a contest broadcast to more than 180 countries worldwide.
In the finals, Young beat five other finalists, including France and Brazil. 

Question: Why should you be Miss World?

Miss World Philippines Megan Young: I treasure a core value of humanity that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other as one,so we can help society.

Photo: Jory Rivera
She thanked the judges for choosing her and promised to “be the best Miss World ever”.

The 23-year-old Filipino actress pledged to “just be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people.”


Thank you my friend Jory Rivera for the photos.

Congratulations Megan Young (@meganbata) #MissWorld2013 #MW2013 #INDONESIA #Bali #MissWorldPhilippines #PHILIPPINES


Westlife's Shane Filan Live at Skydome Tonight


Westlife's Shane Filan Live at Skydome Tonight

Attention: #Westlife fans #ShaneFilan Live at Skydome tonight! MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) See you!

One quarter of the most successful boy band of the last decade- Westlife is here in Manila! Twelve years, ten albums and 44million sales into their career, Westlife rocks!

I got so giddy when I learned that Shane Filan is in town for Everything to Me promo! Who could forget Westlife?
               


Friday, September 27, 2013

Sentro 1771 Restaurant: Newest Food Offerings


Sentro 1771 Restaurant: Newest Food Offerings
Sinigang na Corned Beef
Sentro 1771 restaurant's newest food offerings are original Filipino dishes made possible by Executive Chef Vicky-Rose Pacheco. Before I present the new menu, let me expound first about the restaurant and its sinigang na corned beef.

Per Wikipedia, sinigang is defined as a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour and savory flavor most often associated with tamarind (sampalok). It is one of the popular viands in Philippine cuisine.

As you all know, Executive Chef Vicky-Rose Pacheco invented the famous Corned Beef Sinigang, the house specialty of Sentro 1771 since eleven (11) years ago. Sentro 1771 caught the local culinary scene by surprise with its original Modern Filipino cuisine way back in 2002. Did you know that from then on, people lined up outside Sentro 1771 to get a taste of her famous Corned Beef Sinigang?  Sentro 1771's Modern Filipino cuisine fired up the innovative spirits of chefs around the Philippines and started a new trend in contemporary Filipino restaurants.  
Sinigang na Corned Beef
Chef Vicky told us that it all started when she tried to put into good use the restaurant's excess corned beef broth. She then discovered that she could make the broth into sinigang by adding sour ingredient and putting in beef cuts with sinews, fat, and bones. The result is a hearty soup and the now known signature favorite dish at Sentro 1771, the heartwarming, flavorful and meaty Corned Beef Sinigang, which I labeled as Sinigang Almighty, ha ha ha!
Sinigang na Corned Beef
I asked Chef Vicky, "what's the secret behind the soft boneless beef shanks in the Sinigang na Corned Beef of Sentro 1771?" She explained that they cure the beef brisket in special brine solution for five (5) days and custom mix it with several other spices for that added flavor. Can you imagine that they cure 32 kilos of beef everyday to meet the demands for sinigang na Corned beef? They then throw away the mixture after the curing period of five (5) days. I was intently listening to her that I can clearly imagine how they make the corned beef. Ahhh, the beauty of making your own corned beef – you can adjust the flavors the way you want.

The pot is loaded with vegetables such as tomatoes, okra, gabi (taro corms), labanos (daikon or radish), kangkong (water spinach), and eggplant stewed in tamarind. The broth from scratch is loaded with flavor-boosting natural spices. They then served the sinigang almighty hot and steamy.

Sinigang na Corned Beef
I believe one of the factors why Sinigang na Corned Beef became so famous is the personalized approach practiced by Sentro 1771's staff. The staff always ask guests to sip the delicate soup stock prior to serving. Why? So that the sourness, saltiness, and spiciness can be adjusted according to each guest preference.
Executive Chef Vicky-Rose Pacheco
The amiable and very innovative Executive Chef Vicky Pacheco brought Filipino cuisine to the next level by presenting local dishes in a chic and elegant setting. She combined Swiss and French techniques with familiar Filipino flavors. 

Ow, by the way, here's Sentro 1771's newest menu: 




Sentro 1771 has branches at Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City and at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City. 

Soon, another branch will rise in Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

EXLINKEVENTS:The Biggest Beauty, Health, and Wellness International Trade Show


EXLINKEVENTS:The Biggest Beauty, Health, and Wellness International Trade Show 
Ex-Link Events opens today the biggest beauty, health, and wellness International Trade Show in the Philippines at the second floor of SMX Convention Center. The trade show will run until September 28, 2013

The event promises to gather 200 plus exhibitors and 25% of them are international exhibitors coming from different parts of the world.

Besides the exhibition, the event also boasts a conference by leading beauty, health, and wellness association of the country.

A Dance Convention will take place o
n the third day of the event, which features education, entertainment and competition. Leading brands and dance experts will participate in the said event.

The event are expected to attract 10,000 Buyers.

For more information, visit www.beautyhealthwellnessexpo.com.ph , call 643.3887 or email us at info@exlinkevents.com.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PICC: 1st Academe-Industry and JPMAP Job Fair


PICC: 1st Academe-Industry and JPMAP Job Fair 

Walang trabaho? Walang problema! 

There is a job fair at PICC this Friday, September 27, 2013. Who knows? You might stumble upon your dream job there.

Calling all job seekers and graduating students!

We are inviting you to the 1st Academe-Industry and JPMAP Job Fair happening this September 27 at the PICC Banquet Halls 1, 2 and 3.

This event is free and open to everyone looking for a great career. See you there!


Monday, September 23, 2013

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Triangle Of Travel


TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Triangle Of Travel
Early on in life, I learned that for a person to be able to travel, one must possess the triangle of travel.  These three elements in this triangle must all be present at the same time or you will not be able to travel.

What exactly am I talking about?

First, you must have the money.

Correct! This is exactly what you are thinking. How on earth could you purchase airplane, train, bus tickets if you don't have the moolah? 

Solution: These days people use credit cards so I think the problem on money is solved with today's availability of credit cards. One can travel with no moolah at present but remember you still have to pay your credit card bills on their due dates.:-) So the better solution for me is TO SAVE!

Second, you must possess the time. 

Solution: Make a wise choice. Save your vacation leave and other leave benefits so you could have a grand vacation. Choose wisely. Take advantage of long weekends or long holidays. Go AWOL or better yet resign from your job and enjoy traveling:-) joke hi hi hi! Don't take this suggestion seriously as you might get into trouble if you go on AWOL. Lol.

Third, you ought to have good health.

Solution: Sleep at least 8 hours per day. Take multivitamins. Exercise. Don't overeat. But sometimes if you have genetic defects, sleeping 8 hours a day and living a healthy lifestyle won't just make the health problem go away. This is sad but it is so true.

Goodluck on your next journey!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Learn and Help For Only Php500


PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Learn and Help For Only Php500
I always believe that it is human nature to desire to help others. And in order to affect change one must start with something. Yes, you could start with little things. Do you have Php500 to spare? Good news! There will be a workshop on photography fundamentals with design and composition principles for only  Php500 from 11 am to 5 pm on September 23 at Fullybooked forum at Fort Bonifacio Global City.

This simple little something may seem petty for most but for some it may be their greatest and most impossible dream. Having to be able to achieve these dreams comforts us and gives us determination and more importantly hope. 

This hope is the one that ensures us that we can and will achieve and become anything. This hope gives us the push to fight and go through any challenges that comes our way in achieving our dream. But to some these "dreams" are farther their reach then how we see it. Dreams are rooted in every person starting from their childhood. It is what they do in order to reach that goal that matters.

A workshop on photography fundamentals with design and composition principles.

Cause:

Cancer is a disease that entails continuous struggle and sadly it does not only attack the old people, it also preys on little innocent children. This, we believe, changes their childhood, makes them experience more stress then possible and limits their dreams to what their conditions will allow them to do. It is our desire to help these children to forget the stresses of their condition and look at the obstacles they are experiencing in another light. In a perspective that both gives them hope as well as kindle hope in others.

Method:

To be able to share the knowledge of capturing a story through photos by a workshop that will act as fundraiser for the East Ave. children cancer patients and Ms. Joan Ladines.

If you share our passion and purpose, may we ask you to help us spread the word about this workshop by inviting your friends, and family to join and be part of this photo workshop. 
A workshop on photography fundamentals with design and composition principles.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

FREE MOVIES: At Selected SM Cinemas


FREE MOVIES: At Selected SM Cinemas
Oh, la la! Life is sweet!
Good news to my fellow Korean movies and teleserye fanatics and of course most specially to all of you out there who love free movies! 

In a world and time where not everybody gets to enjoy FREE movies, this news is a welcome break.

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines will be featuring six (6) popular Korean films in the 2013 Korean Film Festival slated to be held from September 18 to October 10, 2013 in Manila, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao!

The Korean films have Korean audio with English subtitles.

I am a bit sad that I just learned about this event only today, but glad at the same time 'coz there are two(2) more days left for you to enjoy their FREE film showing at SM Megamall.  

The film festival kicked off at SM Megamall last September 18, 2013 
and will run until September 22, 2013. SCHEDULE for SM MEGAMALL September 18-23 , 2013
Followed by the SM Iloilo run from September 26 to 29, 2013. Palangga, don't miss this sweet treat!
From October 3 to 6, the film festival will move to SM Cebu with the following schedule:
The Korean Movie Festival will have its final run on October 10 to 13 at SM Lanang in Davao.
The films to be screened are Green Days (소중한 날의 꿈), Masquerade (광해, 왕이된 남자), Sunny (써니), A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년), Deranged (연가시), and Dancing Queen (댄싱퀸).

The animated film Green Days (소중한 날의 꿈), voiced by actors PARK Shin-hye, SONG Chang-eui and OH Yeon-soo, is a coming-of-age story of Yi-Rang, a track runner, Soo-Min, a pretty transfer student from Seoul and Chul-soo, as they work towards their dreams.

Topbilling the period film Masquerade (광해, 왕이 된 남자) are LEE Byung-hun of the G.I Joe fame and HAN Hyo-joo as their respective characters tackle the intricacies of court life during the Joseon dynasty. In a turn of events, King Gwang-hae was poisoned and a court jester who looks remarkably like the king, Ha-sun, fills in the role of the king until the true king recovers fully. Ha-sun’s vastly different personality incites change in the morale among the people in the castle for the better.

Third in the roster is the critically-acclaimed film Sunny (써니) that retells the story of seven girls whose friendship stretches far back in high school through the journey of Na-mi, one of the seven girls. Chun-hwa, one of the girls, is presently terminally ill and asks Na-mi to get together the old members of Sunny for the last time before she dies.

Popular actors SONG Joong-ki and PARK Bo-young grace the fantasy-romance flick A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년) about the young “wolf boy” and a girl who had just moved to the small rural village as these two strangers find affection from each other against a cold world that shuns them both.

In Deranged (연가시), panic grows across the country as an epidemic of suicides occur where the victims jump into the river. The alarmed government declares a state of emergency. Medical supplies salesman Jae-hyuk suspects his family is showing symptoms of the drowning victims and through his brother, Detective Jae-pil, they search for the antidote to such.

In Dancing Queen (댄싱퀸) the wife of the Seoul mayoral candidate was a Dancing Queen, formerly a popular talent whose chase for her dreams came to an abrupt stop when her husband, Jung-min, decided to run for office. The movie goes through the journey of Jung-hwa as she balances her life as a wife of a political candidate and as a leader of the Dancing Queen.

The 2013 Korean Film Festival is in cooperation with the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila (KTO), the Korea Copyright Commission, SM Cinema, SM Cinema Megamall, SM Cinema Lanang and LG. Admissions are FREE.

For further information and queries, please contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711 or email events@koreanculture.ph.


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