Thursday, September 30, 2010

Watch out for COMDDAP Manila Expo 2010

Every year since 1985, COMDDAP hosts the longest running computer exhibit in the country today.  COMDDAP is an alliance of computer companies nationwide. COMDDAP has been held exhibits in various cities around the nation as well. COMDDAP once again will open this year's computer exhibit on Dec. 2-5 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. What you should look forward to is not only the presentations of the exhibits but the ongoing contest prior to the opening day. COMMDAP is looking for the oldest computer or gadget, whether in working condition or not. To participate and to know more about the contest, you may contact COMMDAP. Their details is written in the poster or check out their website

Momstoday Empowers the Modern Woman in Woman Power

Tintin Bersola-Babao hosting
Last September 19 at the Rockwell Tent, Momstoday gives tribute to all mothers at the their bazaar themed, "Woman Power". This bazaar brought the whole family together to give time to relax and take a break on a Sunday. Besides the variety of choices at different booths, there was also an activity in the stage area where we can listen to doctors talks about topics or issues of parenting like child's tooth care and otitis media. For more updates about events go to Momstoday's Facebook

GSK booth

Parenting Topic: Otitis media

With guest performances by Pointen .10

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run

Join the biggest fun run this October 17 at SM Mall of Asia grounds with celebrity runners. You have a choice to run for 3K,5K and 10K races. Registration is ongoing for P500.00 for 3K, P600.00 for 5K,P700.00 for 10K inclusive of singlet at Timex outlets. There will be cash prizes at stake for the winners of each race.In addition to the race, there's also a "Jazz up your singlet" contest to see how creative you can be for the run. You may register online at or e-mail

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Movie Review: Charlie St. Cloud

For this post, I will review the movie in a perspective of a moviegoer, not as a person who read the book it was based on. Charlie St. Cloud was based on the book, The Death And Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. I was first intrigued by the movie because of its trailer but it also look like a rip-off from The Sixth Sense.At first, I thought it was adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel since it has all the same elements: A quite town, a death, and a love story. I never thought that Zac Efron did well for the title role and I even disassociate him from musicales so there's a potential of him not just a performer but a real actor as well.  The  most obvious expected moviegoers are the women for this type of movie. Charlie St. Cloud opens September 29 in all Philippine cinemas by United International Pictures.

The book

Monday, September 27, 2010

Movie Review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Director Oliver Stone once again shows the real world in a sequel to his 1987 classic, Wall Street. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps brings back Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in this sequel. The first movie paired Douglas with Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox but was now replaced by Shia LeBouf as Jacob Moore. The story takes place after many years, when Gekko was released from prison. As expected from an Oliver Stone movie, it also involves conspiracy that usually happen in America's business and commercial district. Stone reveals that it is a sad reality we need to face that greed and money can motivate one's person because survival to the fittest still applies in the market. But there are logical insights that can be applied when you are watching Wall Street. Like any other Stone movie, it was not meant to entertain but to open minds to reality and make the viewers engaged in the story. The movie is a stand-alone story from the first movie that you can still watch though there were only verbal flashbacks from Gekko's lines which is not totally relevant. If you watch the first one, then it's good for you. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opens September 29 in all Philippine cinemas by 20th Century Fox.

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street(1987)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

iPhone 4 is now in the Philippines

Every year, new gadgets come and old gadgets go. We never get satisfied with what we have. Why? Because we adapt to change, to new things. The iPhone 4 is no exception. Last September 24, Globe announces that launch of iPhone 4 in their company.

What's HOT with the iPhone 4? Here are the latest features. It has two layers of engineered panels made of aluminosilicate glass. The same type of glass they use as windshields in trains and helicopters and with iPhone 4's Retina display, Apple boasts that you won't see any grainy image of its pixels.

The Stainless Steel Band Alloy is forged to be five times stronger than regular steel. The band provides impressive rigidity and also functions as the iPhone 4’s antenna.  The iPhone 4 is being run by Apple A4 Processor that able to perform jobs simultaneously and does multi-tasking, video editing and placing FaceTime calls. As if you already have a handheld computer with you. The iPhone 4’s camera can shoot 5 megapixel images and HD videos. It also has built-in LED flash.

Usually, mobile phones have one microphone. The iPhone 4 has two. One located at the bottom next to the connector and the second microphone is built in the top near the headphone and works with the head microphone to suppress unwanted and distracting sounds.

Lastly, the Multi-touch display. A panel laminated on the glass display senses your touch using electrical fields. In summary, the iPhone 4 is a mobile phone innovation that I only see in SciFi stories before that became a reality.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Grey Gardens on HBO

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning HBO Original Film GREY GARDENS will make its Asian television debut on Saturday, September 25 at 9:00 pm on HBO.

Based upon the 1973 documentary produced by filmmaker brothers Albert and David Masyles, director-writer Michael Sucsy's original story for GREY GARDENS offers a wry, behind-the scenes look at the strange world of Edith Ewing "Big Edie" and Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, two charming eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Told over the span of four decades, the film focuses on their glamorous and well-heeled lives long before the making of the documentary, on the circumstances behind their riches-to-rags story. Golden Globe awardee Drew Barrymore and Emmy awardee Jessica Lange star as Little Edie and Big Edie respectively, bringing to life the Beale women's unique mother-daughter bond.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Get a VIP Treatment Like a Celebrity with Axe!


The contest is open to males, 18 years old and above, residents of Metro Manila and a fan of  

To join, come up with your most creative answer to "What is your idea of the ultimate music star experience?" Submit your answer on the JOIN section of the BE THE REAL STAR Tab on the Axe Philippines Facebook fan page.ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON IS ALLOWED.

Promo period is from Sept 20 to Sept 26, 2010. Winners will be announced on Sept 27, 2010.

3 winners will be selected and will be treated to VIP treatment at the Big Fish event, "Above and Beyond", on October 1, 2010 at the World Trade Center. The package includes: VIP tickets for the winner and 2 friends, VIP Table at the event, unlimited booze, chauffeured cars, dinner and personal bodyguards. The winners will also get to hang out with our extremely hot AXE Girls!

Winners will meet the AXE team at a designated point (TBC), and will be brought home by the AXE team after the event.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Movie Review: Legends of the Guardians

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” based on the beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians—Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

The film features the voices of Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam Margolyes, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh and David Wenham.
Snyder directed “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” from a screenplay by John Orloff and Emil Stern, based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole novels by Kathryn Lasky. The film was produced by Zareh Nalbandian, with Donald De Line, Deborah Snyder, Lionel Wigram, Chris deFaria, Kathryn Lasky and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.

The film’s production designer was Simon Whiteley, its art director, Grant Freckelton, its editor, David Burrows, its digital supervisors, Aidan Sarsfield and Ben Gunsberger, its animation director, Eric Leighton, its previz & lensing director, David Scott, its head of story, Alexs Stadermann, its supervising sound editor and designer, Wayne Pashley, its animation supervisor, Alex Weight, its character supervisor, Damien Gray, its environment supervisor, Greg Jowle, and its composer, David Hirschfelder.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Village Roadshow Pictures Production, an Animal Logic Production, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.”

Kludd chases a bird
The animation was great especially in IMAX. The 3D was amazing in the action scenes. Although the owls still look like the penguins of Happy Feet. They even add drama to it in a bullet-slow motion effect like in The Matrix. Love the cinematic chase scene of Kludd, one of the characters of the movie.

For the characters, I can relate myself to Soren, a protagonist of the story, in a lot of ways. Like Soren, he dreams of his heroes, which is the luxury we don't have in this time and age. Soren's dreams is all that he got to motivate himself that made him a crucial part of the story. His struggles can be all too real. Even though the story was set using owls as a medium, there are parallelisms that can be connected to the human society.

I also like the imagination of creating the characters. Since it was based on the book, which I haven't read yet, they were done so neat. The choice of weapons of the owls were saw cool like Wolverine's claws. Owls were not the same level of hawks but they are also predators that hunt smaller preys like birds and rodents.

The ensemble has a great casting. My personal favorites Sam Neill and especially Hugo Weaving were ideal for their respective roles. I can see why they chose Weaving since he is my favorite antagonist as Megatron in Transformers and Agent Smith in The Matrix and as an antihero in V for Vendetta.

In summary, I recommend this movie for the whole family to watch. it is not violent and it will be guaranteed pure enjoyment. Since it is a Warner Bros. production, expect a new Looney Tunes 3D short film starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote to start up your movie with pure fun. Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole opens in all Philippine cinemas on September 24 and is distributed by Warner Bros. Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Phils.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Warner Bros. has just shared the eye-popping character banners of its upcoming fantasy family adventure in 3D, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) the film based on the beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. 

The individual banners feature the following characters:

Soren (voice of Jim Sturgess) -- A young male Barn Owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’ Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.  Soren was snatched by patrols from St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls.

Gylfie (voice of Emily Barclay) – A female Elf Owl, who is Soren’s best friend. She was snatched by patrols from St. Aggie’s after trying to fly before her wings had completely fledged.

Twilight (voice of Jay Laga’aia) – A male Great Grey Owl who claims that he taught himself everything about surviving (at the orphan school of tough learning),and was abandoned within hours of hatching.

Digger (voice of David Wenham) – A very smart tracking Burrowing Owl.  He was separated from his parents when owls from St. Aggie’s attacked his family.

Eglantine (voice of Emilie de Ravin) – A female Barn Owl, Soren’s beloved younger sister.

Kludd (voice of Ryan Kwanten) – A male Barn Owl, older, evil brother of Soren.

Nyra (voice of Helen Mirren) – An enigmatic female Barn Owl.

Metalbeak (voice of Sam Neill) – A mysterious male Barn Owl.

Opening soon across the Philippines, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole will be presented in 3D and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baon Solutions with Tang

You may have seen weird posters over the streets that looks like a missing person ad and wonder what was that all about? All was revealed at SM Mal of Asia's Music Hall when Tang launches a new product, TANG PICK & GO. Tang Pick & Go comes in a 3-sachets in one(9g x 3) where each sachet pack has 3 flavors each(Pineapple,Orange, and Mango). It is a perfect way for the kids' baon needs in a fun way for them to enjoy. All they need is a 330ml amount of water in a bottle or jug and all do is RIP, POUR, and SHAKE. Tang Pick & Go is now available commercially at your nearest grocery and supermarket.

The search for the missing lunchbox is over – but it’s not only the owner who’ll be celebrating.
Heeding the plea for help announced on numerous billboards and flyers all over the country, kids from Manila, Cebu, and Davao have joined Agua Bendita and Momay’s child star Xyriel Manabat’s two-week quest to find her lost lunchbox.
And as the most-wanted lunchbox is finally opened, every boy and girl will discover the reason why little Xyriel was so urgently searching for this one in particular – the refreshing baon surprise inside for kids to enjoy in school everyday.

Unlike before when children had to wait to get home and have mom prepare their favorite juice drink, the newest Tang Pick & Go – the surprise waiting inside Xyriel’s lunchbox – allows kids to make for themselves a delicious drink, whether after a PE class with their classmates or during recess breaks in school.
“Tang Pick & Go not only makes nutritious refreshment more accessible, this newest easy-to-prepare Tang variant empowers kids to do things independently like deciding what flavor to drink and preparing it on their own," says Cyn Icasas, Category Marketing Manager for Beverages of Kraft Foods Philippines. “Wherever their sense of adventure may lead them, they can always enjoy their favorite juice along with them.”
To be launched at the SM Mall of Asia as well as other key venues throughout the Philippines which are SM Cebu and SM Davao, Tang Pick & Go is now available at supermarkets, groceries and sari-sari stores nationwide. And with the help of the “Rip, Pour, and Shake” dance, kids can even have fun preparing their favorite drink.
 “Whatever flavor they like – whether they prefer the classic Orange taste or love the more tropical Pineapple and Mangga delights – these kids will no doubt have a blast with the Tang Pick & Go,” enthuses Mark de Joya, Brand Manager of Tang.
 “With a sachet just right for a 330ml lunchbox water tumbler, kids will surely find new ways to enjoy this well-loved drink”
The search may have come to an end, but a refreshing beginning greets Xyriel and kids everywhere, with Tang Pick & Go.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wok-a-holics at Waltermart face off at the final round of the Electrolux’ Wok-a-Holic competition

Hosted by Winnie Cordero
Three teams of Wok-a-Holics face-off for the title of Wok Grand Champion at the final round of the Electrolux “Wok-a-Holic Kitchen Masters” cooking competition at Walternart North Edsa.
Brothers Edwin and Robert Leceta
After several rounds of grueling wok cooking, only the best and most passionate Wok-a-Holic pairs remain to advance to the finals, where their wok skills were put to the test as they showed off their own Fusion recipes for three dishes - one Rice dish, one using Noodles and the last featuring Meat or Seafood, using Electrolux cookers that were especially designed for wok cooking.
Mother and daughter team Cynthia and Monina Sto. Domingo
The top three teams competing at the finals are: the Big Brother team composed of Edwin and Robert Leceta, who wowed the judges with their Piña Orange Beef Steak and Ginger Beef dishes at the semis; the Mum and daughter duo, composed of Cynthia and Monina Sto. Domingo, who delighted the judges with their Meatball with Caldereta Sauce and Sweet & Sour Sauce Prawn during the first two rounds, and Pinay Team members Anna Maria Damacion and Yuka Nunuora, whose delicious Pinoy Pizza and Congee Balls knocked out the competition in the eliminations..
Anna Maria Damacion and Yuka Nunuora
 Renowned celebrity Chef Bruce Lim, host of Asian Food Channel’s Tablescapes: Life on a Plate and owner of the elegant private-dining establishment Chef’s Table, continued to serve as the Chef Consultant, judge and food critic, along with host Winnie Cordero who annotated the exciting wok cooking action. And they certainly had a tough time choosing between these three talented Wok-loving teams!
And though only one team walked off with the title of Grand Champion, all three teams are already winners. The team that wins the finals not only gets to take home the title of Wok-a-Holic Kitchen Master but each will receive an Electrolux EKM6645X Gas Range worth P30,000 and P5,000 worth of Meyer Cookware.

Meanwhile, the Runner-up team wins an Electrolux EKM5541X Gas Range worth P20,000 and P1,500 worth of Meyer Cookware while the 2nd Runner-up gets a WCG632W/K Gas Range worth P15,000 and P1,500 worth of Meyer Cookware. And with Electrolux cookers that come with their own wok stand, they can continue to cook their favorite stir-fry and ginisa dishes at home!

The Electrolux “Wok-a-Holic Kitchen Masters” competition is part of Electrolux’ Wok-a-Holic campaign, which celebrates the Asian cook who loves to whip up wok dishes.

Done in partnership with SM Appliance Center, Abenson, Anson’s, Meyer and Mommy Academy, “Wok-a-Holic Kitchen Masters” not only allowed homemakers to showcase their wok-cooking skills but allowed the interested audience to learn more delicious wok recipes through cooking demos, courtesy of Meyer, a world leader in cookware.

“It was knowing how much Filipino cooks loved ginisa dishes and Asian stir-fry that gave us the idea for the Wok-a-Holic Kitchen Masters competition and we’re very happy with the way it turned out,” said Terry Sales, Marketing Manager of Electrolux Philippines.

“We not only gave Wok-a-holics a venue to display their cooking skills and their own homemade wok recipes, it also introduced more people to the wonders of wok cooking and allowed them to get to know Electrolux’ range of Gas and Electric Ranges, Hobs and Hoods that were especially designed with the Asian way of cooking in mind,” he noted.
Chef Bruce and the winners
The second runner up were the Big Brothers team. The first runner up were the Mother and Daughter team and Team Pinay won the competition and was also the Media's Choice awardee.

The Winners and Media's Choice Awardee with the judges

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wok With Electrolux

Wok-a-holics can now indulge in their passion for cooking with Electrolux’s range of kitchen appliances especially designed for Asian cuisine.

Electrolux’ Free Standing Cookers come with a wok stand to help fire up the Filipino way of cooking, from Chinese stir-fry, Spanish sautéing and the uniquely Filipino “ginisa.” The sleek, European designed cookers are also fitted with automatic ignition for easy start-up and a sealed burner technology, where the burner is easy to clean and maintain, blockage at the gas outlet is minimized, for consistent high performance.

Electrolux’s versatile range of gas hobs also features inner-and-outer ring gas burners that are perfect for wok frying, with a spacious layout that allows you to fully utilize your hobs while cooking. Each gas burner is also sealed for easy cleaning.

 Asian cooking creates a lot of vapor and odor so Electrolux has also developed stylish hoods that are designed to clear the air in your kitchen with a combination of powerful air extraction and low noise.

Choose between Slim Line Hoods perfect for compact kitchens, with Active Carbon Filters and multi-layer aluminum grease filters to eliminate odors, grease and oil; or the easy to clean Chimney Hoods that come with a patented clog-free Dual Filter Technology.

Wok as much as you want with an Electrolux Gas and Electric Ranges, Hob and Hood!

For more information on Electrolux’s Free Standing Cookers, Hobs and Hoods, call Electrolux’s customer care trunk line at 845-CARE (2273) or domestic  toll-free  number  1-800-10-845-CARE  (2273) or visit their website at

For further information, please contact: 
Customer Care : (+63) 2 845 2273  
Toll Free Number : 1-800-10-845-2273

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Say it with Roses

Island Rose CEO Dustin Andaya
Island Rose has been in the rose business for many years now.

Island Rose not only supply flower shops, they were the first to brand their roses and were also able to grow European Roses in their farm in Tagaytay.
Island Rose also has the first high tech greenhouse system in the country. Their roses were being monitored by a computer system and does all the schedule for watering and fertilizing the roses.

But tasks like pruning and harvesting is still done by human hands. They have a website that serves not only locally but also those abroad who wishes to send flowers like the OFWs. Check out their website:

Besides roses, they also have greeting cards, teddy bears and chocolates for all occasions.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cenovis Fish Oil

There are diseases that cannot be cured my modern medicine alone. Our bodies have a natural way to heal it. Centovis Fish Oil capsules is just one of the natural way to make our lifestyle healthy. Fish oil have healthy benefits that can be preventive for cancer, good for the heart but it's not a cure. We still need to consume at least two fish meals a week.Fish Oil is only a substitute if we don't consume much fish. Cenovis Fish Oil can be purchased even without prescription but you can ask your doctor about it. It is also not heavy on the pocket since its SRP is only PhP9.75 per capsule and it has no fish after taste. The fish oil used here comes from the fishes of Peruvian waters which is considered the cleanest seas in the world.