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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Heroes’ Day Selfie Contest


Heroes’ Day Selfie Contest


Attention: Pinoys and Pinays who love taking #selfie this is it mga kasulit!

I am so happy to share with you an online contest entitled “Heroes’ Day Selfie” organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will once again lead the nation in the observance of the 2014 National Heroes’ Day this August 25, 2014 with the theme Bayaning Pilipino: Lumalaban para sa Makatwiran at Makabuluhang Pagbabago.  

The “Heroes’ Day Selfie” contest aims to remind Filipinos of the significance not only of this National Holiday but also to commemorate our local heroes and also to promote the preservation of monuments and shrines of local heroes from the different parts of the Philippines.

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA:

Guidelines for the contest:

1. The contest is open to Filipino citizens. Members of the NCCA Secretariat, Board of Commissioners, and Executive Councils of the National Committees are disqualified from participating.
2. The participant must take a selfie with a local hero’s monument on August 25, 2014.
3. Photos should be posted on the wall of the NCCA Facebook Page with the hashtag #HeroesDaySelfie on August 25, 2014, until 12MN.
4. The photo should include a brief caption (not more than 150 words) containing the hero’s name and an explanation of the hero’s life and its relevance to this year’s theme: Bayaning Pilipino: Lumalaban para sa Makatwiran at Makabuluhang Pagbabago.
5. The participant and the hero’s monument must be clearly visible in the photos.
6. All images submitted must be original works of the participants.
7. One winner will receive a set of NCCA publications. (Announcement will be on a later date)

Criteria for Judging:
40% Content and write-up
60% Originality and creativity

Photo enhance by moi taken from the fan page of NCCA.

Goodluck everyone! Pinoy may magagawa ka! Sali na at ipakita sa buong mundo kung sino ang hero mo!


Friday, August 22, 2014

LIVESTOCK RESTAURANT: Fresh Pork from Farm to Table


LIVESTOCK RESTAURANT: Fresh Pork from Farm to Table 
Livestock Crackling Pork Belly
What comes to your mind whenever you hear or read the word livestock? Pork, right?

It is not a secret that pork is the number one meat consumed in the whole wide world. Knowing where your food came from is a great advantage because it gives you an assurance of a high quality meat. 
Livestock Restaurant grows its own pig in Bulacan in order to have a better quality of meat than the products sold at the supermarket and by butchers. I think people who are concerned about sanitary issues and who want a high quality of meat will be happy to know this information. No wonder, Livestock will be celebrating its first year anniversary this coming September.  One of its bestsellers is the melts-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata that is so tender you can slice it using a popsicle stick. Its Crackling Pork Belly is also very delicious.
We had a feast when we dined at Livestock a few days ago upon the invitation of kuya Ted Claudio. We started off with fresh mango shake plus an appetizer called Adobo & Kesong Puti Pizza. 
Followed by the Bacon & Egg Pizza that has quail eggs with bacon, shitake plus button mushrooms. I was not able to taste the quail eggs though because it was gone from our table in sixty seconds.
My favorite is this! The yummylicious Seafood Laksa Soup, which happened to be the owner's own favorite. It tastes just right. 
Kangkong Sambal with Lechon.  Vegetable in creamy sauce.
I simply love this dish! I highly recommend the creamy and buttery goodness of Livestock's Salted Egg Prawns. 
Perfect Combination melts-in-your-mouth crispy pata and ripe mango shake  #livestockph

Livestock Restaurant can accommodate 70 persons at one time in its main dining area. 40 persons at its al fresco area located at the mezzanine and 80 persons at the second floor according to the very amiable and pretty owner Chef Ching Magdangal Uy. I forgot to ask her if she's in any way related to Jolina Magdangal.

By the way, Happy Birthday to the Queen of #livestockph Chef @chingkuy! Wishing you a lifetime of blessings, happiness and excellent health!

Travelonshoestring rating:


LIVESTOCK RESTAURANT
34 Sgt. Esguerra St. 
Brgy. South Triangle, QC


Thursday, August 21, 2014

JUDY ANN SANTOS 'I Do': A Must Watch ABS-CBN Realeserye


JUDY ANN SANTOS 'I Do': A Must Watch ABS-CBN Realeserye

Judy Ann Santos, a famous film and television actress will be hosting 'I DO',  the newest realeserye of ABS-CBN to be shown every Saturday and Sunday this August.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to watched the first two episodes of the newest realeserye. At first, I thought it was just an ordinary show, then comes the twists and turns.

I can't believe it. It was one hell of a ride. The realeserye made me experience a rollercoaster of emotions. #Kilig, # happiness, #laughter #Fear #Suspense and yes, kahit nakakahiyang aminin, opo I ended up crying at hindi ako nag iisa kasi halos lahat ng tao sa audience ay nakiiyak din.  Buti na lang patay lahat ng ilaw, ha ha ha.
So, ngayon pa lang sabik na akong mapanood ang realeserye na "I do". Magakakaroon nga kaya ng 'Happily ever after' para sa lahat ng couples na kasali? Abangan....
#IDo #IDoPh #Blessing #HappilyEverAfter

Watch full trailer here:

#IDO Aug. 30 na every Saturday - 9:30pm at Sunday- 8:45pm.

Photo Credit: ABS-CBN.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Talk Back and You're Dead The Movie


Talk Back and You're Dead The Movie
Talk Back and You're Dead The Movie starring Viva babies: James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Yassi Pressman.               

I was able to met the casts of ‪#‎TBYD‬ during the #TBYD blog-con last August 16, 2014. All of them are amiable and sincere with their answers.


Joseph Marco and Yassi Pressman admitted to the bloggers that they were not able to read the book. # honest

Photo Credits: Viva Films
James Reid and Nadine Lustre read the book. That is cool.

All the bloggers were #Kilig when James Reid said that it took a couple of kisses before he became at ease with Nadine.   

For sure, James Reid #Abs will be displayed once again in this movie! So, watch na! Go!

Talk Back and You're Dead is Rated PG by the MTRCB and Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). #TBYD.

Let's all watch the movie, and find out why 
Nadine Lustre cried when she read the last part of the book. 

Showing in theaters nationwide on August 20!

Congratulations in advance to #JaDine #talkbackandyouredead is #love



Thursday, August 14, 2014

CANADIAN MANUFACTURING: Colorful Fusion and Hello Dolly Trade Show


CANADIAN MANUFACTURING: Colorful Fusion and Hello Dolly Trade Show

I got invited to the two-day event organized by Canadian Manufacturing and held last August 13 and 14, 2014 at the Manila Polo Club lobby. I was asked to go on the second day of the trade show. The event was by invitation only. Guests were treated to a frisky and colorful allure at the FUSION Lifestyle and Hello Dolly Trade Show.  

Canadian Manufacturing has a huge array of bedsheets, comforters, pillow and pillow cases with great variety and designs to choose from. I really like its Disney beddings.  Oh they are so cute! Canadian Manufacturing also has Barbie, Hello Kitty, WWE, NBA, and many more beddings. It has high end sheets up to 500 thread count. Plus, Canadian Manufacturing also manufactures my favorite anti-bacterial bedsheets that are very safe to use. 

Canadian Manufacturing
 puts the spotlight on the union of the elegant with the modern; the sophisticated with the funky; the nude with the colorful; and the classic with the youthful. This eclectic mix was showcased in the exhibits that featured the company’s bed and bath lines and infants and kids apparel products.

“Lifestyle by Canadian has always committed itself to bringing the good life to our customers. This trade show highlights our commitment and more as we aim to give visitors an experience beyond the good life – that is, catering to their unique tastes and individual preferences,” says Ravi Daryanani, Managing Director.

Divided into six distinct show areas: A-List institutional area; Urban Living Premium and Basic area; Character Collection area; Pick n’ Go area; Modern Linens and Qualcom area; and Store Look area, the event was designed to attract and transport visitors to the wide variety of Canadian Manufacturing’s product lines.

Apart from the show areas, the event featured exciting activities for both young and young at heart.

“We intentionally mounted a ‘styling’ activity for those with creative spirit and eye for sophistication. Not to be left out are the ‘selfie’ kings and queens, who definitely enjoyed in the photo-op activity. The tech-savvy got their fill of the digital showcase we prepared especially for them,” explains Chand Daryanani, Sales and Marketing Manager of Canadian Manufacturing.

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) savants got their creative juices going at the #MyBedroomStyle activity area, where they were given the opportunity to customize bedrooms to their liking. It gave a preview of what customers at home could experience when they log on to the company’s website, where a new built-in application now allows them to choose the style and color of their room wall that is fitting of the bed sheet they choose. At the activity area, customers had their masterpieces printed to take home as souvenirs or post them to their Facebook walls.

At the #FUSIONFeed activity area, hashtag enthusiasts had the chance to win special prizes for the most eye-catching tweets that creatively incorporated #ChangeIsComing, #Fusion, #PickNGo, #UrbanLiving, #Lifestyle2014, or #HelloDolly2014 into their Twitter and Facebook posts.

The company for the modern lifestyle

Featuring pre-loved and soon-to-be-loved infants and kids apparel, baby beddings, baby gift sets, towels, and bed and bath product lines from top brands such as Hello Dolly, Little Wishes, Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Baby Einstein, Little Einsteins, among others, each area brought to the table what patrons of the products have come to love all these years, plus new product offerings that are sure to catch the eyes and capture the hearts of customers.

The trade show indeed reflects New Creation Manufacturing’s brand image as a company tailored to the Filipino consumer’s modern and eclectic lifestyle preferences. Established in 1956 as a manufacturer of infants and kids apparel locally under the brand name Hello Dolly, it soon expanded to market its products all over the globe.

In the ‘90s, it marked another milestone with the acquisition of licenses to market some of the world’s beloved brands such as Disney, Snoopy and Warner characters.

Canadian Manufacturing President, Hiro Asandas

Today, New Creation Manufacturing, with its president Hiro Asandas at the helm, takes pride in being the exclusive licensee of the top apparel and beddings brands and carries sought-after character portfolio.

What makes New Creation Manufacturing stand out is not only the brands it carries, but also the quality it puts into the creation of its products. It uses high-quality cotton for most of its products. Never stopping there, it has also recently acquired the official license from Cotton USA to manufacture all its products using USA Cotton. 

New Creation Manufacturing is now singled out as one of the very few manufacturers who know their customers well. Whether it’s the latest apparel designs for babies and kids, or bringing pleasurable sleeping moments to the Filipino families, New Creation Manufacturing takes excellent products and quality service to a whole new level.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PASAY CITY: Defective MRT Train Crashes Through The Wall


PASAY CITY: Defective MRT Train Crashes Through The Wall 
People's Television tweeted a picture showing the train (Body 003-B) crashing through the wall of the station.

I was watching TV this afternoon when I saw the flash news about the MRT train with body number 003-B crashing through the wall of the station. At least four people were reported injured after a defective coach of the Metro Rail Transit in Pasay City went out of control and crashed today, Wednesday afternoon, August 13, 2014.

Some of the injured were pedestrians at the corner of EDSA and Taft Avenue who were hit by debris, concrete and glass.


Around 4 people were transported to San Juan de Dios Hospital. Some people have chest, arms and face injuries.

One of the passengers of the MRT train said many passengers began to feel something was wrong when they saw a spark while the train was passing the Magallanes station in Makati.

MRT personnel had passengers get off the defective train, with body number 003-B, before the crash.

But as the train was being maneuvered to a depot, it suddenly went out of control, breached the safety line, and hit the wall of the MRT EDSA station in Pasay City.

It then hit a concrete lamppost which fell on a sport-utility vehicle with license plate XJH-655.


I think this incident will have an effect on the MRT trips in other stations.

#MRT #Accident


Krissy Villongco Releases Debut Album


Krissy Villongco Releases Debut Album

Krissy Villongco , the talented singer/composer of the the hit single 12:51, releases her first solo album entitled "Songs About You."  She's only 20-years old and a college student at Mint College in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).


  

Krissy became a YouTube sensation together with her ate Ericka, who is only 10-months older than her, way back in 2009.

Krissy and Ericka, both sing and play the guitar and were labeled as the Philippine version of M2M.  According to Krissy, it was her ate Ericka who taught her how to play the guitar. I asked her if she's related to the stage actress and singer Cris Villongco. Krissy said she's her aunt. 

After years of working hand in hand with her sister Ericka, Krissy now turns solo and releases her debut album “Songs About You”.


“Songs About You” is an all original album written by Krissy herself that will certainly move the hearts of many listeners especially the young generation.

It features the carrier single “We Can’t Be”. Other tracks include “Weekend With You”, “Piece Of You”, “Distance”, “The Game”, “Don’t Forget Me”, “Gone Away” and the piano version of the hit single “12:51”. “I’m very much proud of this album because for the first time in my 5 years in the music industry, I was able to come up with an all original album, which has been my dream for as long as I can remember,” Krissy said. The album’s carrier single, “We Can’t Be”, a heartbreak song, will surely touch the listeners’ hearts just like her previous hit compositions “12:51” and “In Your Arms” during her days as a duo with her sister Ericka, whose videos got million hits in YouTube. Its music video recently premiered on MYX when she experienced mixed of emotional breakdowns and joyful happenings in her life.

According to her, each song is composed of unsaid words and unexpressed feelings to the guys she used to date. Krissy kind of wish that she told how she felt to those guys she almost had a relationship with. But then again, if she had done that, then she wouldn't have been able to write all those songs.  Krissy said that the listeners would not only 
feel sadness but also happiness, anger, loss or yearning on her album. These makes the songs truly relatable for lots of girls and some guys.

“Part of songwriting in every artist comes doubt in wondering whether we will ever be accepted for the things that we create, that’s why I’m always going to be thankful for the fans that have not only supported me but also gave me a chance to speak up and let my story be heard,” Krissy added. “Songs About You” by Krissy is now out on CDs at Astroplus and Odyssey outlets, through digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes and can also be streamed via Deezer and Spotify. 

The album is released under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). Here are the links:

Spinnr- http://smarturl.it/SongsAboutU
iTunes- http://po.st/O3cVwi (Mastered for iTunes)

For bookings and inquiries, contact Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist
Management at +632 9162504 local 107, +639178565174 and +639209682991. For more new and updates on Krissy, log on to the following sites: www.facebook.com/mcamusic or www.twitter.com/mca_music.


Message from Krissy:

Please share which song(s) from #songsaboutyou captured you the most and who would you like to dedicate this song to? Sending them my warm huugs too - Krissy

#saybts


MITOY YONTING: Releases Hanggang Wakas Album


MITOY YONTING: Releases Hanggang Wakas Album


Dreams do come true even at age 44, says Mitoy Yonting, winner of the first season of The Voice of the Philippines. 

Yes, folks. Finally, Mitoy Yonting releases his 30 years in the making album entitled Hanggang Wakas at Resorts World last Saturday to the delight of his fans.



It is my first time to see him perform live together with his band Draybers.


Mitoy is such a funny man. He would crack jokes while singing and in between numbers but he was half joking when he said that it took him 30 years to finally release his very own album. He said that 30 years ago, he dreamt to release an album and finally that dream is now a reality. Not only that, he also wrote several songs in this album such as “Ikaw Hanggang Wakas,” “Kaibigan” and "Magulang" featuring Bassilyo, which happened to be my favorite. According to Mitoy, he wrote "Magulang" in three (3) days when he and his band draybers were conned by a commissioner in Macau. 

The album also features the hit carrier single “Pinaikot-ikot” (written by Vehnee Saturno), “Pangakong Tapat” (Aster Adriano), his version of Florante’s “Handog” whose lyrics he sung from the heart because the song reflects his life story. The album also includes “Minahal Kita,” “Solitaire,” “Hahabol-habol,” “Somewhere” (his duet with his coach, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga) as well as his medley of Air Supply hits ”Every Woman In The World,” “I Can Wait Forever,” and “Here I Am.”

So dream big and believe just like Mitoy.

Mitoy Yonting’s Hanggang Wakas (Universal Music Philippines) in CDs is available at Astroplus and Odyssey outlets and digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes. It can also be streamed via Deezer and Spotify.

For bookings and inquiries, call Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist Management at 916-2504 local 107, (0917) 856-5174 and (0920) 968-2991. For more new and updates on Mitoy Yonting, log on to the following sites: www.facebook.com/mcamusic or www.twitter.com/mca_music.


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