Tuesday, August 31, 2010

US Trained Coach Jim Saret leads Run Against Time

Sports Training and Fitness Consultant for the Phil. Olympic Committee Coach Jim Saret shared how to maintain youthful energy as we grow older last August 21, 2010 at Bonifacio High Street. If you are already in your late 20's and above, you already reach your somatopausal years meaning you already have the feeling of diminishing vigor along the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging.
Coach Jim

Back in those days of exploration, there were quests for the fabled fountain of youth. Coach Jim reveals how to find your own fountain of youth. First, is not to worry about it. Too much worrying can make you look older. Second, is to have a regular habit of staying physically fit. Third, is having a healthy lifestyle like balanced diet, workout and Immuvit. 
Coach Jim leads an exercise demo

Immuvit is a multivitamin supplement that has two powerful ginsengs: Korean RPC Ginseng and Siberian Ginseng as well as CoQ10. According to Coach Jim, According to Coach Jim, "CoQ10 is naturally produced by our body and plays a key role in producing energy as well as cell growth and maintenance. It is also an antioxidant that protects the body from damage caused by free radicals. As we get older, our bodies produces less CoQ10 and our energy starts to dwindle and our immune system slows down." Coach Jim believes that CoQ10 is our own fountain of youth. If you see Coach Jim, he really looks younger than his true age and this is his secret.

Coach Jim also demonstrated some exercises that we can do for workout to maintain that youthful energy. He, along with some people who also came prepared, made a Run Against Time around Bonifacio High Street.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Experience E-Life at Eton Cyberpad and Eton Cosplay Event

Eton Cyberpad is the newest tech source that will suit your needs. It provides your specific techie needs without the hassle of going to a mall. Among the stores that already settled at Cyberpad are Datablitz, CDR King and more techie shops. It also some fast food stores there not just for the techie customer but also for those working in the call center within Cyberpad. Last July 21, Eton Properties held a Cosplay competition event at Cyberpad. You may wondering what is cosplay had to do with techie? A lot! Cosplayers are techies themselves since they are also active gamers online and offline. Here are some photo coverage of the Eton's Cosplay event below. Eton Cyberpad is located along Ortigas ave. corner EDSA just across Robinson Galleria.

Stage for Cosplay Championship

Hosted by Dan "Spider-Dan" Geronomo

Cosplay participants

Here's classic SciFi: The Fly


The Event Winner, Spawn Mandarin during his winning segment
Collectible Goodies

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mead Johnson Nutrition's 42nd Anniversary

Mead Johnson Nutrition, celebrated it's 42nd anniversary last July 19, 2010 at their office in Pasong Tamo, Makati. They also presented an advocacy to promote awareness campaign about Orphan's disease. It is called 'orphan' because patients with these diseases currently are not getting enough support. There are currently about 41 children in the country who suffer from rare metabolic diseases such as Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), Phenylketonuria (PKU), and Methyl Malonic Acidemia (MMA). Some of the patients will be present during the event. Not a lot of people know about these diseases so when patients are brought to physicians, they are usually in the late stages already. If they are not detected and treated early enough, the children will either be mentally retarded or worse they will die. I was able to watch the video and I realized that the bubbly toddler I played with during the event was one of those children with orphan's disease when I saw a video about it. I also got to interact  with the mother of the child. Also present was DSWD Secretary Soliman and presidential sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz. The presence of the DSWD secretary marks their partnership with Mead Johnson Nutrition for this campaign and advocacy to prevent orphan's disease.  One of their programs is to coordinate with DSWD is educating communities about orphan's disease.

Agreement of partnership of DSWD and MJN

Dialogue with Sec. Soliman

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The New Chikka

It was the year 2000 when Chikka revolutionized texting. Now, ten years and 68 million registered accounts later,  Chikka's setting is now more digitized with it's new version. Last August 17, 2010 at Chikka office, Chikka will also be used online and will also be accessible for iPad users. In addition to that, a replies to Chikka will now be only PhP1.00 per reply, Chikka founder Dennis Mendiola announced. Mendiola stressed how Chikka made impact on texting especially during the Ondoy crisis with the internet and mobile phones.In addition to that, Chikka is now interoperable with Google Talk and is working on partnering other messaging services as Chikka has already 16 million visits from 215 countries. Mendiola also mentions the relevance of Chikka as another medium for social networking.

Chikka Founder Dennis Mendiola introduces the new Chikka interface

TV personalities Dimples Romana and Melissa Ricks trying out the new Chikka

From L-R: Dimples Romana, Chikka CEO Chito Bustamante and Melissa Ricks

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Series Premieres in HBO Asia

Watch brand new series UNITED STATES OF TARA and NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY back to back this month on HBO / HBO HD

PHILIPPINES, 18 august 2010 – Two highly anticipated series will premiere back to back August 30 on HBO / HBO HD, starting with the award-winning UNITED STATES OF TARA at 10pm and the HBO Original Series NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY at 11pm:

  • Premieres with two seasons back to back on Monday, August 30 at 10pm, with new episodes weekly

Suburban wife and mother Tara Gregson juggles her family and career while suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. It’s never a dull moment in the Gregson household as various identities may appear on any given day – and range from “T”, a flirtatious and spunky teenager, to “Buck,” a gun-loving male alter – all while her supportive husband Max and their two teenage children, Kate and Marshall, try to lead as much of a “normal” life as possible.

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Diablo Cody (Oscar® winning screenwriter for Juno) who also created and wrote the series, Cody reveals that the subtext of the series is really about women in today’s society, most of whom are trying – sometimes in vain – to juggle all their responsibilities simultaneously. But it’s not just about the women and mothers: UNITED STATES OF TARA is, overall, a tribute to family and how, together, they overcome obstacles of all kinds. Spielberg and Cody are joined by DreamWorks producing partners Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, and fellow executive producer, Alexa Junge (Friends).

The complexities of Tara and her alters are brought to life by Toni Collette, who won both an Emmy® and Golden Globe® award for her outstanding lead role in this series. John Corbett plays Max, her loving husband of almost 20 years, who tries to keep up with Tara’s alters. Sarcastic and rebellious daughter Kate, played by Brie Larson, and tender-hearted bookworm son Marshall, played by Keir Gilchrist, have learned to cope with their mother’s unpredictable personalities. Rosemarie DeWitt is Tara’s insecure sister, Charmaine, who cannot accept Tara’s condition and envies the attention her sister has received from it.

  • Premieres with a 2-hour pilot episode on Monday, August 30 at 11pm, with new hour-long episodes weekly at the same time

Based on the international bestselling novels by Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency stars Grammy Award winner Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose and Lucian Msamati. Filmed in Botswana, this HBO series chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, an eminently sensible and wise proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Aided by her highly efficient yet rather peculiar secretary Grace Makutsi, Precious investigates cases, helps people solve problems in their lives, and begins a special friendship with JLB Matekoni, the highly respectable owner of a garage.

Directed by the late Anthony Minghella (Oscar® winner for The English Patient), the two-hour pilot for THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY serves as the first episode of the HBO series. Executive producers of the pilot were the late Sydney Pollack (Oscar® winner for Out of Africa), Richard Curtis (Emmy® winner for HBO’s The Girl in the Café), Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein. Anthony Minghella, Timothy Bricknell and Amy J. Moore served as producers on the pilot. The Emmy®-nominated series is now under the supervision of Richard Curtis, who also wrote the screenplay for the pilot with Anthony Minghella. New episodes of THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY are written by Nicholas Wright and Robert Jones, and directed by Charles Sturridge and Tim Fywell. The new episodes are once again produced by Timothy Bricknell and executive produced by Richard Curtis, Amy J. Moore, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein

Thursday, August 26, 2010


When Banana Leaf opened its doors to the public in 2001 they were the first to offer South East Asian cuisine and to this day they are the only restaurant that offers Malaysian, Singaporean, Indian, Vietnamese and Thai dish under one roof. Their unfair advantage, authentic South East Asian food whose main ingredients are sourced from their country of origin and prepared by Asian chefs day in and day out.
Other restaurants will just hire local chefs to prepare a menu and standardized it but Banana Leaf wants to stay true to the South East Asian tradition thus they made an investment with their expat chefs.  This makes every visit to Banana Leaf a unique dining experience.
Through the years other restaurants had sprung up offering fusion Asian cuisine but Banana Leaf has remained undaunted in its strength.  They have curved a niche in the market and is now the leading chain for South East Asian cuisine.  Their efforts did not go unnoticed because they have been consistently awarded as one of the best restaurants in the Metro since 2004 by The Philippine Tatler (an esteemed magazine publication).
It is a common sight to see Asian expats at Banana Leaf, alongside business people and travelers.  They have been the restaurants advocate in promoting their brand to others who are less adventurous gastronomically speaking..  They have also been one of the reasons that that the business kept afloat despite the numerous economic crisis that has beset our count.  In fact Banana Leaf. was blessed with 6 outlets “Banana Leaf” and “Banana Leaf Asian Cafe" and has diversified its business into catering and delivery.
According to James Aguilar Banana Leaf General Manager, the company’s goal of serving authentic south east Asian flavor through sourcing of ingredients from the appropriate home countries, strategic locations on different malls, together with competitiveness with pricing is their recipe in their business.  Banana Leaf adopted serving sizes and offers both serve to-share portions and single serving dishes, the average tab per person is PHP250.  Banana Leaf Asian Cafe now offers set meals and rice toppings to better cater for individuals especially during lunch time.
Today Banana Leaf has renovated most of its branches, their restaurants are very open and warm with murals depicting Asian culture. The objective is to widen their market and allow more Filipinos to open their taste buds to the wonders of South East Asian dishes. Making South East Asian cuisine a viable choice alongside its Chinese and Japanese counterparts. 
The people behind Banana Leaf is even more optimistic now with the new government, hopefully the changes promised will really be felt by the people for a better buying power which  in turn will benefit businesses.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Proactiv Works! Facebook Game

Proactiv Acne and Pimple Solution, now launches its new game application in Facebook. If you play Proactiv Works!, you get a chance to be a lucky winner of a Proactiv 30-Day Kit. Ready to play? Here's how. You must log in to your Facebook account. Once you are logged in, go to this link: Proactiv Works! Facebook Game and click "allow" to enter the application. Once the application is loaded, click "Play". After clicking PLAY, you are required to choose a model to use for the game.

The objective of the game is to clear the pimples from the face of your model within the time limit of one minute so time is of the essence. The key or tip of this game is accuracy of your clicks to remove as many pimples as you can. The more accurate clicks, the higher the score. Every Friday at exactly 12 Noon, the player that gets the most scores will win the Proactiv 30-day kit. Remember, cut-off time is every Friday at 12 Noon on these dates, August 27, September 3, 10 17, 24 and all scores will be replenished each time. The promo of the game application is only for Facebook users who resides in the Philippines only. Prom coverage is only until October 31, 2010.

But wait, there's more! if you buy the Proactive 30-Day or 60-Day Kit online at this website: http://my.proactiv.com.ph , you are qualified for a raffle. The prize: One unit of iPad. You can have a choice of payment mode by Cash On Delivery or C.O.D., Bank Deposit, Credit Card, or Megalink, Debit Card. Raffle is only for Philippine consumers. The consumer/s is entitled for one raffle entry for every kit purchased. Last day of accepting entries or the cut-off will be on October 15, 2010 and the raffle proper will commence on November 11. The winner of the iPad will be notified by e-mail. The Proactiv 30-Day Kit cost P2,495.00 and the 60-Day Kit is P3,995.00.

For updates, Follow Proactiv Solutions Phillipines on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Justine Long and Drew Barrymore in a scene from Going The Distance

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long share a long-distance love affair in New Line Cinema’s new romantic comedy Going the Distance.

In the film, Erin’s (Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning.  Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City.  But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. 

And while Garrett’s friends, Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charlie Day), joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his full-time relationship with his cell phone, they don’t like losing their best drinking buddy to yet another rocky romance. 

At the same time, Erin’s high-strung, overprotective married sister, Corrine (Christina Applegate), wants to keep Erin from heading down an all-too-familiar road. 

But despite the opposite coasts, the nay-saying friends and family, and a few unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.

Academy Award®-nominated documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes) makes her feature film directorial debut with Going the Distance.  The film is written by Geoff LaTulippe. 

Burstein’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Eric Steelberg (Up in the Air), production designer Kevin Kavanaugh (Whip It), editor Peter Teschner (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan), costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas (The Proposal) and composer Mychael Danna ((500) Days of Summer).

Opening soon across the Philippines, Going the Distance is a New Line Cinema production, and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ford Fiesta Launched

August 16, 2010. One Esplanade, Pasay City. After the biggest online promotion,"Connect With The Fiesta", Ford at last released its newest addition of small cars:The Ford Fiesta. Not only that Ford released new line of small cars, the Fiesta is really an innovative car. You can answer a mobile phone call without taking your hands off the driving wheel if it's connected via bluetooth of the Fiesta. It is available in two fuel-efficient engine of either 1.4L or 1.6L The Fiesta has a sporty design. The New Fiesta will be available in three models, Style, Trend, and Sport. Fiesta Style is in a 1.4L 4-door manual transmission. Fiesta Trend Trim is available in both 1.4L or 1.6L in both Sedan or Hatchback. The Fiesta Sport is 1.6L, hatchback door, with 6-speed PowerShift Automatic Transmission. Like the recently released 2010 Focus line up, Ford Fiesta is guaranteed of Ford's 24-hour parts delivery program. The Ford Fiesta starting price ranges from PhP670,000.00 to 816,000.00. Visit any Ford dealership or go online at media.ford.com

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta with Ford Phils. President, Randy Krieger

Fiesta on Hatchback

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Adidas Launches Fluid Trainer

Adidas Fluid Trainer
August 14, 2010. Adidas launched in their three branches, namely, Greenbelt, Powerplant and Trinoma the Adidas Fluid Trainer, the newest addition of Adidas line for those who moves with rhythm. Yes, these are shoes fit for dancing. The shoes were demonstrated by the Aeroflux instructors of Gold's Gym. For the Aeroflux instructors, these are the ideal shoes for dancing because it adds comfort because it's very flexible as if your feet are bare. The launch was hosted by Francesca and Gino of Monster Radio RX 93.1. Also present were Iza Calzado, Karylle, and SpongeCola.

Fluid Trainer demo by an Aeroflux instructor

Aeroflux instructors of Gold's Gym

Francesca and Gino hosting


How the Fluid Trainer works

Iza Calzado

Saturday, August 21, 2010

St. Paul University Manila College of Music and Performing Art's 70 Years

August 1, 2010. Fleur-de-Lis Theater, St. Paul Univ. Manila. The College of Music and Performing Arts celebrated it's 70 years with a concert dedicated to Prof. Carmencita Arambulo known better known to the Paulinians as Mrs. A. The concert features performances by Mrs. A's students from Greenhills Music Studio, 7 year old, piano prodigy Hansel Ang, Ryan Cayabyab, Louie Ocampo, and Mrs. A's son, Ariel. The concert was also graced by the appearance of Former First Lady Imelda Marcos who came to watch the concert.

Recognition for Prof. Arambulo

Friday, August 20, 2010

Moview Review: Vampire Suck

I am not much on spoofs except if it's a smart spoof like Mel Brooks did or Monty Python. From the makers of Scary Movies, Vampire Suck is a vampire spoof flick that focused more on the Twilight Saga not on the vampire genre as a whole. Though I am not a fan of the Twilight saga, I could not help but also find the movie amusing because it not just ridicule the Twilight Saga but also the its fanaticism as well.

About the casting. I never expected they can get actors fit to resemble the Twilight actors in their respective characters in a more comical manner like Jenn Proske, in her first movie and major role, plays the role of Becca and is able to spoof Kristen Stewart's Bella well as if she was her stunt double.

Although the audience can find the humor funny because of it's slapstick comedy but it will be funnier if the viewer already watches the Twilight movies specifically, Twilight and New Moon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Truth Or Dare Challenge for Anne Curtis

August 5, 2010. New Whisper Endorser Anne Curtis tells how to cope up with her active lifestyle by accepting a truth or dare challenge in a press conference.

Hosted by Sam Oh!

Anne Curtis

Anne demontrated some Yoga moves