Friday, August 18, 2017

Dinosaurs around the world come alive at The Mind Museum!

Press release

MANILA, Philippines. No other creature in the animal world has captivated the imagination of humans, regardless of age, as the dinosaurs. Very soon, you will have a chance to be in the presence of these magnificent creatures. To celebrate its 5th year with a roar, The Mind Museum, supported in part by Mastercard, is hosting another international traveling exhibition entitled Dinosaurs Around the World from September 1, 2017 to March 2, 2018.

Embark on a time travel and globetrotting expedition to discover this land before our time, together with your schoolmates, family, and friends! Dinosaurs Around the World, takes you on a tour of the Earth that was once very different from today – a time before the continents of today existed, and when lush landscapes covered Africa and beaches were found in Antarctica!

The advanced animatronics that will have these amazing beasts moving, along with an extensive collection of fossils and authentic casts, were created with immersive design elements in mind. All these are backed up by cutting-edge research from world-renowned paleontologists, for you to really experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life!

The Mind Museum chose Dinosaurs Around the World to give guests this unique chance to grab their prehistoric passport to Pangaea, back when the continents that we know of today were still connected, and discover the natural processes and events that scattered the dinosaurs and made them different from one another. In the exhibition, you will meet the mighty Tyrannosoraus Rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus of the tropical jungles of South America, and many more.

Curious to learn more? Drop by The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit for you to experience history come to life, with an up close and personal encounter with grand moving dinosaurs.

Operating Hours
Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Time Slots: 9am – 10:30am | 10:30am – 12nn | 12nn – 1:30pm
                      1:30pm – 3pm | 3pm – 4:30pm | 4:30pm – 6pm

Admission Fees
Dinosaurs Around the World Only                            Php 300 (Adult/ Child)
Museum 3-hour Visit, PLUS                                         Php 825 (Adult)
Dinosaurs Around the World                                      Php 675 (Child/ Private School Student up to College)

Tickets are available at The Mind Museum’s ticket booth, and online via

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

adidas Climacool 02/17 Gives 2000's Nostalgia

Press release

PHILIPPINES – adidas Originals steps forward with new colorways of the latest iteration of the Climacool, the 02/17.

True to the original Climacool blueprint, the shoe features a Climacool mesh upper, countered by a perforated Ortholite sockliner for optimum breathability. The silhouette features a three stripes-mark with welded TPU and a concealed lacing system that underscores the shoe’s minimalist upper design. This is offset by the shoe’s aggressive contrast white Adiprene tooling with translucent overlay panels. Finishing touches include the iconic Climacool bubble tongue logo and a rubber outsole, creating a modern expression of the original Climacool ethos; aggressive, uncompromised, modern footwear design.

Climacool’s new colorways for men and women are now available in leading adidas stores and retailers for P4995.

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Monday, August 14, 2017



SEPT. 1 3, 8 10

Theater veteran Bart Guingona and Mikkie Bradshaw - Volante will portray the roles of Ray and Una in the forthcoming play BLACKBIRD written by David Harrower.

About the play:

Una, a 27-year-old woman, comes to visit Ray, a 55-year-old man, at his office. They are clearly not comfortable in other's company, and we soon find out why: 15 years before, when Una was only twelve, Ray seduced Una over the course of three months and finally took her away to a hotel for the weekend. Ray spent several years in prison for statutory rape, and Una was ostracized from her community after the incident. Now, she has found him by accident, and the play delves into their complex feelings for each other. Though clearly, and definitional, sexual abuse has occurred, the play that ensues is also part of a love story -- a horrible love story, but a love story all the same.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play,
Blackbird is a deeply complex portrayal of two people
whose ruined lives are inextricably intertwined.

(Synopsis taken from:


Playwright David Harrower
Direction Topper Fabregas
Set design Joey Mendoza
Lights design John Batalla
Sounds design Jethro Joaquin
Photography Paul Lao
Poster Design Steven Tansiongco

First Week:
September 1 (Friday) – 8PM
September 2 (Saturday) – 8PM
September 3 (Sunday) – 3PM
September 3 (Sunday) – 8PM
Second Week:
September 8 (Friday) – 8PM
September 9 (Saturday) – 8PM
September 10 (Sunday) – 3PM
September 10 (Sunday) – 8PM

Venue: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
4/F RCBC Plaza, Makati City

Ticket Price: PhP 1,200.00 Orchestra center
PhP 1,000.00 Orchestra sides
and orchestra back
PhP 800.00 Loge
PhP 500 Balcony

For inquiries, please contact:
Dodo Lim Ivy Baggao
Producer Prod Manager
0928-5072924 0915-4676443

Sunday, August 13, 2017

What is Cement Cartel?

Cement is one of the modern inventions this modern civilization enjoyed for generations. Most of our modern structures are dependent on cement. Whenever we make houses or buildings, we need cement. We used it on our roads, buildings, churches, schools, hospitals, malls and so on. Almost all of our structures need cement for constant repairs and restorations.

In recent news, I was surprised when I found out that garlic already had a cartel. I thought that the word cartel is only synonymous with drugs and Mexico. But since there is a shortage of garlic, it also becomes expensive that the price of garlic is starting to go up.

I came across an editorial online about Cement Cartel. It says that there are someone in a government agency is not complying with President Durterte’s recent SONA’s statement about corruption. They allow importing the expensive cement to our country. The cement distributors charges 300 per bag instead of 197. This is troublesome because it will affect the prices of other consumer products.

Our government is spending our tax money to continue making our roads safer. Starting now, I am going to feature more about cement cartel in further posts and I want to hear from you what do you think about cement cartel and the video in this post. Feel free to voice out. Join the discussion and get more updates about Cement Cartel by following L.E.N.S.blogs on Facebook.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Rogin-E: Helping You Stay on Top of Your Game

Post-event release

Getting to the top requires a lot from you. Staying there demands even more. Balancing both work and your personal life, while keeping an active, healthy lifestyle, can take a toll on both mind and body, even more as you age. This is why it is important to be equipped with all the right tools, and to take time out to relax and recharge.  

Last July 23, Bayer Philippines held the Rogin-E Man Hub 2017, at the SM City Cebu – a whole-day event especially designed for men who want to stay on top of their game. Attendees tried out activities that showcased different interests and passions. There were luxury cars and motorbikes for those who love speed and mobility; equipment for adventure sports and packages for exciting trips to Japan and New Zealand for those who want to stretch the limits of their physical strength and power; and a selection of gadgets and hobbies to engage a man’s mind and body.

So what do you need to stay on top of your game?

Physical Endurance

Ace your work and personal life by having the capacity to give one hundred and ten percent to all your activities. Greater physical endurance enables you to stay energized when tackling multiple roles and responsibilities at work and at home. Take a multivitamin that contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical performance and helps improves endurance.

Mental Power

Crunch time? Prepare your mind by channeling positive energy and getting enough sleep. To optimize your mind’s maximum potential through long work hours, take a multivitamin with Deanol to help improve your concentration and mental agility.


When things don’t go your way, stay resilient and stay on course. Continue to work and believe in yourself. Keep the fire in you burning and sustain your success by staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive thinkers. Royal Jelly’s antioxidant properties can also help give you youthful vitality so you can live life to the fullest.

Balance of work and play

To avoid burnout, be sure to make time for other interests and passions like  golf, biking, or photography. Spend time with your family and loved ones to create moments that you can remember whenever life gets tough.

Developed by Bayer, Rogin-E is a multivitamin especially formulated for men who want to be on top of their game, at work and at home. It contains Korean Panax Ginseng for endurance, Deanol for mental potency, and Royal Jelly for vitality.  Get what you need to do well both at work and at play, to experience life to its fullest.  Be the man on top with Rogin-E.

Multivitamins + Minerals + Deanol + Royal Jelly + Korean Panax Ginseng is the generic name of Rogin-E.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

adidas Football Launches Third Kits Created By Fans for 2017/18 Season

Press release

- FC Bayern, Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Juventus, AC Milan and Flamengo reveal third kits designed by fans -
- Third kits created and produced as part of adidas Football Creator Studio, a digital platform giving fans the chance to design the shirts of these iconic clubs -
- Third kits will be worn during the 17/18 season -

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – adidas on July 21 revealed the third kits for FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Juventus, AC Milan & Flamengo for the 2017/18 season, all designed by fans. The new designs were designed and produced using the adidas Football Creator Studio platform, channelling and celebrating the creativity of football fans all over the world.

The Creator Studio platform allowed fans the opportunity to design the third kits for the above six clubs – the ultimate expression of fan creativity. All submitted kits were voted on by fans in a ‘battlemode’ that saw the most popular kits shortlisted to a top 100. The winners for each club were then chosen by an expert panel of some of the clubs most iconic players. The selected kits – which will be worn on-pitch during the 2017/18 season – are:

FC Bayern
The kit represents a modern inversion on classic elements of FC Bayern kit design. The white jersey features thin red stripes down the front of the shirt, fading out as they reach the bottom. Pure white sleeves give it a clean and totally unique look for a FC Bayern shirt, while still channelling classic colours and design from the club’s history.

Real Madrid CF
The new third kit brings a truly unique and creative look to this iconic team. The winning design features a predominantly teal shirt with black stripes on the shoulder and white branding. The design takes inspiration from modern digital design, with a square graphic pattern in two corners breaking up the front of the shirt and representing the disruptive nature of the reigning European Champions.

Manchester United
The United third kit represents the powerful bond between the team and its fans. The light grey shirt is designed with a graphic showing the silhouette of the famous ‘Holy Trinity’ statue outside of the club’s Old Trafford stadium. The statue of club icons Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law represents a golden era in the club’s history and it is this unique history that was the inspiration for the new third kit.

The Juventus kit combines the past and the future in a way perfectly suited to an iconic club that is constantly re-inventing itself on and off the pitch. The shirt channels the past thanks to a military green colour and the inclusion of the famous Juventus black and white stripes across the chest. The shirt brings the club right up to date though, thanks to the inclusion of the club’s sleek new logo – part of its new ‘Black and White and More’ brand identity.

The Manchester United third kit will be available at Bootcamp, adidas Trinoma, and adidas Greenbelt on the 28th of July. It will retail at P3495.

For further information please visit or follow @adidasfootball on instagram or twitter to join the conversation.