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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ABS-CBN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: Releases Decades of OPM Album


ABS-CBN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: Releases Decades of OPM Album

They say music heals. 

Tama?

In that connection, I'd like to call the attention of those people with broken hearts. Please listen to the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra's album. It can do wonders to your well-being. 



Several years ago, I wrote about the schedule of free public performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra. Boy, was I grateful when a mom reader told me that because of that free concert her son decided to take musical instrument lessons. That encounter made me #happy and sad at the same time. Weird eh? Yes, I wrote about their performances schedule but I was not able to watch the Philharmonic Orchestra's live performances at that time. Sigh, I thought I lost my chance forever.

Then the other night, after two long years,  I finally heard with my ears and saw with my own two-eyes the amazing 42-piece orchestra headed by musical director and conductor Gerard Salonga in a wonderful night of music at Dolphy theatre at ABS-CBN compound.  It was the official presscon for the orchestra's debut album: #DecadesofOPM!


Photo Credit Abs-cbn 

I was blown away by their OPM performances. My heart was filled with joy. It was fun. The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra even had a live interaction with some of the press in attendance that night. @ABSPhilharmonic's gamely played "Whoops Kiri" under the baton of Ms. Crispina Belen, Entertainment Editor of @manila_bulletin. Good job ma'am.


Our very lucky media friends @TempoPHL's Nestor Cuartero & @PEPalerts' Allan Sancon had an opportunity to sing #MagingSinoKaMan accompanied by ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.  Bongga! How I wish I could also sing na ang nag-aacompany ay ang ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra! Weeeeeeeeee! 

It was a fun night. Thank you to the Lopez family for making the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra a reality. I hope Mr. Jonathan and @StarRecordsPH will produce a Christmas album for the orchestra too.

Let us support our very own all Filipino musicians at the 
ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, peeps. 

Congrats @gerardsalonga
You can buy a copy of their album at all major record stores for only P350. A very nice Christmas gift for your loved ones.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

DANIEL MATSUNAGA: Pinoy Big Brother Grand Winner 2014



DANIEL MATSUNAGA: Pinoy Big Brother Grand Winner 2014

Congratulations Daniel, the Pinoy Big Brother 2014 Grand Winner !

Daniel Matsunaga - Big Winner - gets Php1,000,000 cash plus business franchise from Mt. Albo worth Php1.5M and Buco Loco franchise worth Php300,000 plus Amaya condo in Novaliches, QC worth Php2 Million.


Maris Racal - First runner up - PhpP500,000 in cash



Jane-3rd big winner- Php300,000 in cash from Ace Hardware



Vickie- the lady mahinhin of Negros Occidental and Jason Abalos' girlfriend is the 4th Big winner. She gets Php200,000 in cash from Uratex.

All four will get a home entertainment package from Sony.

#PBBTHEBIGNIGHT


ROCKWELL TENT : Working Mom All About Kids Bazaar


ROCKWELL TENT : Working Mom All About Kids Bazaar
Working Mom Magazine wrapped up its All About Kids bazaar at The Rockwell Tent that happened from 11am to 7pm last August 9, 2014.
Working Mom magazine brought moms and kids a fun and magical weekend experience like no other.

The All About Kids bazaar program was hosted by actress Jackie Lou Blanco.  It offered that perfect dose of family fun, with big, big discounts to boot. Apart from games and demos for all kids to enjoy with their families, parents took advantage of their favorite kiddie brands as they were on sale.

Apart from all these, the All About Kids bazaar had an arts and crafts booth, magic shows, bubble tricks, balloon twisters, and other amazing performances. A mom and kid pampering booth was set up to give moms on the go that perfect chance to slow down with their loved ones. Celebrity mom Sarah Meier also shared valuable insights on enjoying life and motherhood with her daughter Kaya. One of the highlights of the event was the unique chance of meeting two favorite cartoon characters, Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star!
Grab a copy of Working Mom’s latest issue at leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

#allaboutkids2014bazaar #
bazaar #allaboutkids2014


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.


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