Monday, May 31, 2010

AyosDito

I first knew about AyosDito from an advertisement in an online social network. I got interested because I need to sell some of my things online because I needed the money and AyosDito is the only online classified ad site that is closer to the local online community. It would be a hassle for me if I deal with an inquiry that is out town or even out of the country. 

I already posted of selling comics, books, magazines, action figures and other collectibles. I already succeeded in selling one magazine, a set of comic digest and an action figure. There were also ad I made to sell upon the request of my friend's to sell his collectibles using the site.

In my experience in selling online, not all items I was able to sell. There was the only time that I selling one rare magazine that a potential buyer who already agreed to buy it but didn't come to the time and place where we agreed. Not all potential buyers where like that though. Another buyer bought my action figure which was still being inquired online.

Not all ads posted are for sale. There's an apartment for rent ad in AyosDito that can only be paid but not owned. But the good part is it's free and whether you made a sale or not online, be glad you don't have an investment on this.

PRINCE OF PERSIA GROSSES P 60.8-M IN 4 DAYS, OPENS AT NO. 1 IN RP

MANILA, May 31, 2010 -- Walt Disney Pictures’ fantasy adventure “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” royally opened at No. 1 in the Philippines, amassing a majestic P60.8-million nationwide gross for the May 27-30 weekend frame. This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines, the film’s local distributor.

The Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer posted Disney’s all-time third-biggest opening weekend, only bested by 2007’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (P71-M) and 2006’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (P66-M).

The new Jerry Bruckheimer production also established the year’s second-highest debut weekend, beating the openings of recent blockbusters “Shrek Forever After” (P56.9-M), “Alice in Wonderland” (P47.9-M) and “Clash of the Titans” (P47.5-M).

The Top 20 cinemas that garnered the biggest receipts are SM Mall of Asia (P3.69-M), Trinoma (P3.24-M), SM North EDSA (P2.40-M), SM Megamall (P2.26-M), Glorietta 4 (P2.18-M), SM Cebu (P2.17-M), Power Plant (P1.86-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.74-M), Alabang Town Center (P1.67-M) and Gateway (P1.61-M).

They’re followed by Shang Cineplex (P1.56-M), Eastwood (P1.48-M), Greenhills (P1.39-M), Ayala Cebu (P1.34-M), Robinsons Ermita (P1.19-M), Festival Mall (P1.18-M), Robinsons Galleria (P1.12-M), Market! Market! (P981,127), Gaisano Davao (P950,637) and Sta. Lucia East (P861,500).

From the team that brought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia.

In the film, a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal)) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) with a cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina, “Prince of Persia” is written by Boaz Yakin and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Jordan Mechner.

Still showing across the Philippines on Digital 2D and regular format, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Roving Space Shell at Market Market

The Mind Museum in partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Company brings you to the Filipino Public--The Roving Space Shell, an inflatable planetarium experience equipped with projectors that can show a video in 360-degrees. The 8-meter in diameter Roving Space Shell can educate us the wonders of our universe with the 25-minute video,"Impact Earth", the takes you to the birth of the Solar System to the craters of the Moon and the history of and possibilities of asteroid impacts. The Roving Space Shell started showing to the public yesterday at 1:00 P.M.,May 28,2010 at Market! Market! . For the admission of only P20.00, you can enjoy the Roving Space Shell experience and learn like you're on an educational field trip. A great way for the whole family enjoy before the school season starts. The schedule of the show will be every hour from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM until June 5, 2010. The Roving Space Shell experience is only a teaser of The Mind Museum, the country's first world class science museum that will open next year.

A scene from "Impact Earth"

Soundskool 2010

School season's almost near but nothing stop these new talents to welcome the school year as they kick- off the summer for a new start. Held last May 29, 2010, it marks the last day of celebrating summer and showcase new talents in Nescafe 3in1's SOUNDSKOOL 2010, a concert and workshop rolled into one event.

Held at SM Mall of Asia activity area,this is a great way to showcase the talent of the youth in their full potentials. Instead, of wasting their youth in vices that are may do more harm than good, they rather enjoy it most through music. The month-long event ends here with a BANG!- of the drums as ten bands from different campuses present to jam.

Ebe Dancell, lead vocalist of Sugarfree also give time to give his insights on songwriting from his experience of creating songs that we now enjoy. It was also interactive since the participating band were able to raise questions for them to learn.

But it doesn't end here. If you have the talent and what it takes to be the best you can be in making music. You wish to give pride in your school spirit? You can still join Soundskool 2010. Applications are still ongoing till Sept 5, 2010. Contact ActivAsia through 635-4670 or Carla at 0908-8677791 or Magic at 0908-8725890 for details or to register for a chance of the lifetime with the music industry's executives and OPM artists.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Movie Review:Sex and The City 2

Sex and The City 2 brings back Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha on the silver screen. On the sequel, as you may have seen on the trailer, the girls went for a break from their individual commitments to Abu Dhabi and Carrie's unexpected encounter with Aidan.

When the series first started, series didn't just focused on the four major characters, nor the dresses. The star of the show was New York City. The series was not about sex. It's finding love in a big city like New York. That's why Carrie always narrates her write-ups in her column of the same title. The sequels continues about the struggles of these diversed-individually but colorful women.

I found the sequel better because it had more laughs but knowing that the struggles of the ladies are as real as it can. These powerful characters may have succeeded their conflicts one after another, they just prove that they always have obstacles in their relationships that needed overcome. That is why as long as Candice Bushnell writes about relationships in her real-life Sex & the City, there always ideas of individual struggles about it. There is always a reference material for the movie. There were also funny moments from new characters.

The original casts reprises their roles with cameo appearances by Liza Minelli, Miley Cyrus, and more!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Team Woman Run

Even on this present time, women are still given this stereotyped image that their place is only at home. Now, many adapted to change that women can go outside the four corners of a household and gain potential achievements in their career. Lactacyd celebrates the active lifestyle of womanhood as they launch Team Woman, a marathon event for women with active lifestyle.

There will be scheduled practice run depending on what time of runner can you be categorized. Beginners are scheduled on May 30, 2010. For intermediate runners, June 6, 2010. For the advance runners, June 13, 2010. The main event will be on June 27, 2010. All these scheduled runs will be held at Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Taguig.

There will be cash prices for individual run, team relay and best uniform/costume for your team. Also, there will be booths around for free consultations. You may register at Timex branch in MOA and for other details.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Third Sneak Peek on New Characters in Toy Story 3


Saddle up for fun and let BUTTERCUP lead your child away on a magical adventure! This cuddly unicorn features velvety-soft, snow-colored fur with sparkly gold and pink accents. He sports a signature mythical golden horn and a fun-to-comb mane and tail. ButtercupÕs durable plastic eyes are both charming and scratch-resistant. Hypo-allergenic. Ages 3 and up.


 













TRIXIE is a perfect playmate for prehistoric playtime! Visit the era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Made of rigid, durable plastic and in friendly shades of blue and purple, Trixie features an expressive mouth and movable legs. This gentle Triceratops will feed any child’s imagination. Also available: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.

















The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future. 


 


Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), TOY STORY 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys.  It’s pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.”  Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken (yes, that Ken). 


 


Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson ("Cars," "Monsters, Inc.") produces, while Michael Arndt, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities. 


 


TOY STORY 3 opens across the Philippines on June 23 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and conventional format.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Diapers Dryness for Baby Development

Pampers distinguish itself as a leading brand in disposable diapers. Pampers itself is becoming like a generic name for diapers because people knows that Pampers is surely a quality diaper for babies. Through the years, Pampers made innovations in diapers to make sure that our babies are comfortable wearing them without having grown rashes or irritations. 

For the knowledge of those who are not yet parents like me, diaper rash is a result of skin irritation due to moisture in the nappy area caused by pH changes that occur when stools and urine combine. Keeping the baby's bottom dry and clean, are the best ways to prevent a rash. Make you you change the baby's diaper after they become wet or soiled.

During the Expo Mom last Sunday, People at Pampers demonstrated that Pampers can absorb the wetness even at the amount of pressure. You may never know. When a baby is playful and accidently fall on it's bun, usually leaks will overflow from the diaper. But with Pampers, they are assured that the diapers will absorb the flow of the baby without having rashes because of the thin layer with zinc oxide cream and petroleum jelly. The Pampers experts also advise not to secure the diaper tightly for comfort and to allow air.

This proves that Pampers is the best diapers in the market when it comes to dryness. Pampers also makes sure that they are the right diaper for an ACTIVE BABY with it's extra locking layer that seals away wetness so it stays dry even under pressure. It has soft,cotton-like outer cover with a great breathability and hypoallergenic lotion with aloe vera.

One of my fellow bloggers who happens to be mom herself examined this for herself and showed the difference with an ordinary diaper. Pampers Active Baby is available in major supermarkets nationwide. For more information, visit www.pampers.ph

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maximizing TIME with your kids

Time management is not only a need to make your time worthwhile at work. Time management is also needed to spend with your offsprings. True, that nowadays, it's also necessary that both parents are working to sustain the family for this is the major investment that no one can ignore. It's really hard to be a working parent. I also believe that time should also be worthwhile especially when it comes to our children. After all, everything the child learns starts at their homes. Time can still be on your side if one is good a managing time. If one can do it at work, you can still do at home. We are living a liminal existence meaning our time is limited. If we don't maximize our time we have with our kids, it easily passes by. You may missed those "photographic moments " that you may not only taken in camera but in memory.




Last Sunday, an expo for mothers was held at Rockwell Tent(Expo Mom). Mom Blogger, Jen Tan and celebrity mom/actress Dimples Romana-Ahmee suggested some tips for time management during their Mommy Talk portion.








Maximizing time with your kids will not make you a "superparent" your kids need but teaching them the value of time management will they learn that time is the best we give and cherish. Kids Watch Central suggests this fun wristwatches for kids so they can learn to value time.










These watches comes with different designs with their favorite cartoon characters from Disney and Cartoon Network. Kids Watch Central is located inside Children's Accessories area in leading department stores such as SM, Landmark, and Rustan's.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Young New Talents in "MARMADUKE" AND "RAMONA & BEEZUS"

 Up and coming youngsters Caroline Sunshine and Joey King lend an organic mesh of endearment to upcoming family movies “Marmaduke” and “Ramona and Beezus.”
       
 Caroline Sunshine is Barbara Winslow in the bigger-than-life family adventure “Marmaduke.” The world’s most lovable Great Dane, Marmaduke leaps from the comic strip and continues to live the good life with the Winslows.  The Winslows are about to move out from their old neighborhood because of Phil’s (Lee Pace) work location.  Beleaguered wife Debbie (Judy Greer) along with their children and Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson) suddenly find their life turned upside down. For Marmaduke, he must navigate the canine turf wars and find himself a place among his new set of acquaintances.
       
  Now 14, Sunshine started out as a commercial model for dog food when she was 11 and “Marmaduke” is her first movie project.  Asked in a recent interview in The Rob Redstone Show about her new movie, Sunshine excitedly related that “I really enjoyed playing Barbara because it wasn’t that much of a stretch, I guess since I’m a teenager. But when her family gets uprooted from one place to another, it’s her going through different emotions, as a teenager, and then on top of that, with the big move.  And I think Barbara is a character that a lot of people can relate to, she’s a big texter, she’s very social.  And before the movie I didn’t have a phone…I got my first phone this year.”
       
  Playing a highly-imaginative child in “Ramona and Beezus” from the pages of classic kids’ book series “Ramona” by Beverly Cleary is chaste young talent Joey King.  King stars as Ramona alongside Disney’s teen star Selena Gomez who plays Beezus. The movie follows the adventures of the young Ramona Quimby and her big sister Beezus. Ramona being young and imaginative always ends up a pest to almost everybody in the neighborhood especially to her sister Beezus.  With her vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics, Ramona keeps everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family's home.
       
  King’s portrayal of Ramona resonates a deeply endearing child who finds herself in awkward situations most of the time.  Also starring are John Corbett and Bridget Moynahan as Bob and Dorothy Quimby as the dedicated parents of Ramona and Beezus. Josh Duhamel and Ginnifer Goodwin also star in the movie.
       
  Earning nominations at an early age in the Young Artist Awards for her voice performance in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and for her Guest Starring Performance in “CSI,” King proves she’s no neophyte when bringing characters on reel. She has also appeared in the thriller “Quarantine” and as voice talent in “Horton Hears A Who.”
      
  “Marmaduke” opens June 4 and “Ramona & Beezus” comes in later on August 18 in theaters across the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Search for the Toughest Job in the RP" launch by DOLE,Pacquiao and Alaxan FR

Last May 23, 2010,The Search for the Toughest Job in the RP, an online search that was launched by the Department of Labor and Employment in partnership with Alaxan FR-UNILAB with People's Champ Manny Pacquaio as endorser. This will be in honor of the Filipino working class from all walks of life. It's a good idea that Pacquaio endorses this because we know how tough-as-nails in training for boxing as he is tough inside the ring so he is a model for all Filipinos who works as tough as he is.

To join the contest, you will register online at this website www.toughjobsphilippines.com upload their picture and explain why your job is considered the toughest in the Philippines. The entry who gets the most votes will bring home a trophy and a cash prize. Last day of accepting entries is August 21, 2010.

Present among the press release were the different forms of media newspapers, TV, and the internet, people representing the labor sectors as well who offered insights who should we consider to join. Manny Pacquiao was not present due to his advise from the doctor that he should rest first after his discharge from the hospital.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another Sneak Peek on New Characters of Toy Story 3

First, we had Ken and Peas-in-a-pod. Now, let me  introduce you to Lots-O'-Huggin-Bear.

LOTS-O’-HUGGIN’-BEAR is a jumbo, extra-soft teddy bear with a pink and white plush body and a velvety purple nose. This lovable bear stands fuzzy heads and shoulders above other teddy bears because he smells like sweet strawberries! With a smile that will light up your child’s face and a belly just asking to be hugged, Lots-o’-Huggin- Bear is sure to become a bedtime necessity. Stain-resistant. Spot clean plush surface with a damp cloth.

The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future. 

 
Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), TOY STORY 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys.  It’s pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.”  Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken (yes, that Ken). 
 
Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson ("Cars," "Monsters, Inc.") produces, while Michael Arndt, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sony Philippines mounts its first ever 3-Day BIG Sale! Enjoy BIG discounts of up to 50%

Sony will have a 3-DAY BIG SALE this coming May 28th to 30th, 2010! Discounts are as big as 50% off! Even for BRAVIA LCD TVs, Cyber-shots, Handycams, Home Theaters, Sony Ericsson Phones and so much more!

The sale will be run from May 28th to 30th, 2010, from 10am to 9pm, at the MegaTent Events Place along Meralco Avenue in Pasig City. No more running to and from different stores as Sony’s most-valued dealers -- Abenson, Anson’s, Automatic Centre, Avid, Western, Electroworld, CameraHaus, Robinson’s Appliances and TCA -- will all be under under one roof! ALL existing promo bundles, cash discounts, free accessories, and 12 months 0% interest deals are still applicable together with the new SALE prices. The availability of these brand-new items are at a first-come, first-served basis, so better hurry!

Here's the full story and share the news: http://www.virtusio.com/stories/74

For details, follow Sony Phils. on their Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Here Comes The Blog


Planning the wedding of your dreams but you don't know where to start? Before you get wedding jitters, here's the web site that will surely help. Because the wedding month of June is just a week away, the creative minds of Wedding Essentials brought together the country's premiere wedding blog, weheartweddings.com 

Unveiled last May 18, 2010 at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion, McKinley Hill, We Heart Weddings is wedding blog designed for a modern and creative Pinay bride to look up for ideas, tips and also contact persons and beautiful wedding stories from couples to inspire you to make your dream wedding a reality.  This is truly a wedding blog to remember.

This fun blog also features DIY tips and tricks to help you make your own wedding invitations, souvenirs, even corsages. From photographers to garden venues, wedding designers to suppliers, this site has it all at the click of your fingertips. This site is truly an online wedding adviser.

The fun blog is updated at least four times a week and features chic wedding-related content and looks beyond the traditional wedding ideas to give you inspiration for the event that is both personal and incredibly charming.

We Heart Weddings first online promo, titled "Say I Do to the Offer of the Lifetime" gives you opportunity to be featured on the cover of Wedding Essentials's Beautiful Wedding issue. Just tell why your wedding was beautiful-from the gown you chose and the food you had served and You could make it for the Cover of Wedding Essentials!

We Heart Weddings will feature wedding stories at the blog, http://weheartweddings.com/blog/ and throughout the week, readers will get the chance to vote for their favorite wedding story via online poll. At the end of each week, the winner will be announced. The promo will run until July 18, 2010.

The WE Editorial Staff will pick five of their own favorite wedding stories the weekly winners will each receive a WE gift bag worth PhP3000,00 from the sponsors and will be featured in WE October issue. Each of the winning stories will have their own cover and will be invited to the October issue launch where they will receive a complimentary copy of the October issue.

To know more about the contest, go to http://weheartweddings.com/blog/ 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Movie Review: Nightmare On Elm Street

Nightmare On Elm Street is bringing it all back from where it all started. Like the other slasher film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this new Nightmare is reintroducing Freddie Krueger in the new generation. It was a good idea not to show the new Freddie Krueger so you won't compare him with his predecessor, Robert Englund. Unlike the sequels, there were no information that someone from the original cast made cameo appearances for the Nightmare remake. For this new film, it's like having a special edition because of the modern SFX but of course there were also sentiments on how does the actors could feel their roles during the production because they can internalize it instantly. Whether you watch the old version or this one, you may try experience it now that we have 3D cinemas but don't fall asleep because you may never know if you might unexpectedly became one of the cast of the movie.Ha-ha-ha!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Last Night for Defending The Caveman

Defending the Caveman is a monologue or a one-man play or to be inclusively speaking a one-person act about difficulties in relationships. Veteran actor Joel Trinidad reprises his role in this longest-running one-man comedy show in Broadway history.

I watched with friends on it's press night and we laughed not only because Mr. Trinidad did outstanding performance but we all can relate with his witty remarks which most had some serious points to consider in relationships. I may say it is the men's answer to The Vagina Monologues.

Tonight, 8:00 P.M., will be the last night on it's limited performance Carlos P Romulo theatre at RCBC Plaza, Ayala ave. cor. Sen. Gil Puyat ave., Makati Defending the Caveman is the production CTE Productions and Theatre Mogul. Directed by Michael Williams and Cathy Azanza-Dy.

Tickets prices at Php1,000 for orchestra center, Php500 for orchestra side and loge, Php300 for balcony. Tickets available at Ticketworld or call 8919999 or log in to their website www.ticketworld.com.ph You may also call 2150788 or text 09175378313 or e-mail theatreshowbusiness@gmail.com to order tickets.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

TAMBALANG NICOLEHIYALA AND CHRIS-TSUPER IN THEIR FIRST TV COMMERCIAL FOR KNORR SINIGANG MIX

Knorr Sinigang Mix debuts the first ever TV commercial of the #1 morning radio show tambalan, Nicolehiyala and Chris-tsuper.

Fans of the wacky morning show tandem will be glad to know that finally, their idols have crossed radio and are now on television as the newest celebrity endorsers of Knorr Sinigang Mix, the # 1 sinigang mix trusted by millions of moms all over the country for more than 20 years.

The team behind the brand, Knorr, believes that the tambalan’s perfect blend of Pinoy humor, contagious laughter and outright wackiness that brings lighthearted laughter to millions of listeners every working day for several years now is the perfect partnership for Knorr Sinigang Mix – the secret weapon of moms for its right blend of sourness and savoriness.

“Kuhang-kuha nila ang kiliti ng mga tao, just as kuhang kuha ng Knorr ang pang lasa ng masa” Bajeng Cruz, Knorr Brand Manager was quoted in the recent press conference to introduce the Tambalan’s Knorr endorsement.

Numerous activities have been lined up for the year to promote Knorr Sinigang Mix and the Tambalan endorsement.

“Sobra kaming excited ni Chris-tsuper maging endorser ng Knorr. Kulang na lang tumambling ng bonggang-bongga!” says Nicolehiyala, as she spoke to reporters and bloggers in the press conference.

Friday, May 14, 2010

DELL DELIVERS NEW PCs THAT KEEP PACE WITH TODAY’S MULTI-TASKING MAVENS


Dell PCs with AMD’s VISION Technology allow people to choose the technology they need to suit their lifestyle 


Manila, Philippines - Dell today unveiled new PCs designed for busy multi-taskers who demand their technology keeps pace with their up- tempo lives. Featuring AMD’s VISION Technology


These PCs deliver a seamless intersection of social networking, entertainment and multimedia creation. 
“These new Dell PCs with AMD Vision technology are feature-packed, yet budget-friendly. They’re perfect for listening to music, streaming video and gaming, while connecting with friends and family via social networking sites and blogs,” said Walt Mayo, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Consumer Asia. “The Studio XPS 7100 desktop, in particular, delivers a seamless experience for multitasking entertainment activities and multimedia creation.”  

New Products with VISION Technology 

The Dell Studio XPS 7100 is one of the first desktops available to support the powerful AMD Phenom™ II X6 six-core processor with AMD Turbo Core technology, as well as available quad-core Athlon™ II  processors, for incredibly fast HD media creation, advanced multimedia capabilities, multi-tasking and gaming. With six-core processor power, the Studio XPS 7100 offers exceptional multitasking performance and features a cutting edge, tilt-back design in premium Carbide Silver color. Other key features include:
  • Oversized 460-watt power supply to support future expansion and hardware upgrades including AMD 125W class CPUs and 225W class graphics.
  • Up to 16GB of fast DDR3* dual-channel memory;
  • Up to 4TB* (terabytes)of hard drive storage;
  • Premium integrated ports include, eSATA, Optical SPDIF and HDMI for more digital connections; and,
  • Integrated 19-in-one media card reader and SATA 6GB for higher speed disk transfer of HD media;

Other Highlights:
Dell also announced region-specific systems with VISION Technology from AMD. The Dell Inspiron M301z, a stylish, lightweight (less than 4 pounds*/1.8 Kg) and thin (less than 1-inch) laptop with dazzling 13.3-inch widescreen display. For outstanding performance, the Inspiron M301z is available with up to an AMD Turion™ II Neo K625 II low-voltage processor that offers great battery life for on-the-go entertainment. 
The Inspiron M301z sports a sleek, svelte, curvy design that makes it easy to bring entertainment and other projects on the go.  Gorgeous and nimble doesn’t mean it compromises performance though, with powerful integrated ATi  Mobility Radeon HD 4200 graphics, roomy hard drives up to 640GB*, a maximum 8GB of memory*  and a great software package. With a built-in HDMI port carrying both high-definition video and audio in a single cable, the M301z can be easily connected to a large screen TV or computer monitor for an even better media playback experience. 
The new Dell Inspiron M501R, at Dell retail partners, brings quad-core performance to the popular Inspiron lineup. It features an available AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core processor with integrated ATi Mobility Radeon graphics or optional ATi Mobility Radeon discrete graphics for an even better visual experience. In addition to these powerful CPU and graphics options, the M501R has a 15.6-inch high-definition widescreen display and is available with up to 8GB memory*  and 640GB hard drive storage. 
Dell designed the mid-size Inspiron M501R to be stylish wherever it goes with sleek new contours, curved edges, chrome accents and brushed metal-like finishes on LCD backs. It’s easy to use, too, with great software, smudge-resistant palmrest, a full-size keyboard with adjacent 10-key numeric keypad and stiff chassis for exceptional reliability and durability.

About Dell
Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to its customers and uses that insight to make technology simpler and create innovative solutions that simplify daily activities and help people stay, entertained,  connected and in touch. Learn more at www.dell.com

Offers subject to change, not combinable with all other offers. Taxes, shipping, handling and other fees apply. U.S. Dell Home and Home Office new purchases only. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors. Memory:  Significant system memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.  Hard Drive:  GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.  Laptop Weight:  Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability. 
Dell, Dell Studio XPS and Inspiron  are registered trademarks of Dell, Inc.
Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lightening your Ironing Load - the Electrolux Neo Series

The Electrolux NEO series dry iron glides through your garment effortlessly and lightens your ironing load. It includes a variable temperature setting to deal with different kinds of fabric, 1000 watt power for quick heat up and a stainless steel or non-stick soleplate for easy glide. Its lightweight material and 180 degrees swivel cord give it good reach and maneuverability for comfortable ironing. It is also designed with a rubber-sprayed handle for a firm grip and a rubber-sprayed heel for safe standing. Comes in colors grey and pink.
Ironing out wrinkles has never been so simple with the new Electrolux NEO series dry iron.
       
      For further information, please contact:
      Customer Care : (+63) 2 845 2273
      Toll Free Number : 1-800-10-845-2273
      Website: www.electrolux.com.ph   Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in 150 countries every year. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and cookers sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, AEG-Electrolux, Zanussi, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2009, Electrolux had sales of SEK 109 billion and 51,000 employees. For more information, visit http://www.electrolux.com/press.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Economic Recovery To Spur Deals at Renewable Energy Asia

Thailand will host Renewable Energy Asia, a 4-day exhibit on June 2-5,2010. Michiel Kruse, managing director of UBM Asia(Thailand), expected this year's RE Asia to open new opportunities for economic recovery. There will be exhibits of thousands of technological innovations from Germany, Japan, and Singapore and more waiting for potential investors from all over. The more investments means more jobs opportunities in their respective companies.

The potential investors will be offered a "free, fourth night stay, paying only for three nights at participating hotels and will have 70% discounts coupons at leading department stores, special prices at cultural and art centers, free international SIM cards and sky train passes plus other benefits if they spend some time in the exhibits, says Supawan Teerarat, Exhibition director of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

What I appreciate about this exhibits is that they are now earth-friendly or since these innovations are not harmful for the environment. There are also special rewards for a promoter. If you invite visitor for the exhibit, you earn $100 for every visitor. There's nothing more rewarding than to see Thailand and open new doors of opportunities.

To know more about the exhibits and promotions, or if you wish to register online, go to www.tceb.or.th/exhibition/enes or contact info@tceb.or.th

Monday, May 10, 2010

My First Hands-On Experience of a SPArty at Organic Rituals

When it comes to parlors or spas like these, I usually not into it because,first, I am a man. Second, I thought this is no place for a guy to hang out. After all, when it comes to individual interests, men and women have different perspectives on where to hang out. Guys are aware the priority of grooming but we thought this is too much for us because it's too girly and if we ever were within the vicinity, our state of manhood will be questionable.Period.

But after watching shows like Queer Eye, I made a new perspective of health spas. Upon invitation of another blogger, I gave it a shot to say yes not only because it's a free privilege. It's the first time I heard of the word sparty-a hybrid word of spa and party. This is also another another perspective I have in thought that this was not an exclusive thing. Before, I thought that women goes to spas and parlors because these are the places were they can talk gossip without being around men. I was proven wrong.

At Organic Rituals, it was not only about grooming and socializing, it was also a place for health concerns. There are healthy benefits for everyone, not just the women. They offer natural products that are not chemically harmful to our health and it was also a nice place to chill and relax and socialize as well. I never thought I could enjoy this atmosphere for just hanging out. Besides that, there is also a resident nutritionist available for consultation.

Organic Rituals offers services like Long-Wear Manicure, Long-Wear Pedicure, Pampered Hands and Rescued Feet and more. For body treatments, there are Pure Back, Skin Glow, Body Detox, Whisk Away Salt Scrub, Totally Scrubbed and different massages. The rates of these healthy services ranges from Php 150.00 - 1200.00 You can also arrange spa party packages like what we did to make your spa experience enjoyable to you and your friends. What I appreciate about the place is that it provides the atmosphere of relaxation:the furnishing, color, mood, even the music is relaxing. It has this monastic touch because the spa is Zen inspired.

If you wish to avail of these services,contact Organic Rituals at 661-3101 for appointments.

Organic Rituals is located at Mezzanine floor,Atlanta Center 31 Annapolis st., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Organic Rituals' Mother's Day Promo

Pamper your Mom with a day at Organic Rituals' massage and manicure-pedicure.

Save up to 30% on these Mother's Day packages with these services she'll adore:

PhP 1500
Whisk Away Salt Scrub
Dream Weaver Massage
Long Wear Manicure
Long Wear Pedicure


PhP 800
Dream Weaver Massage
Long Wear Manicure
Long Wear Pedicure

PhP500
Rescued Feet
Pedi  Clean
Speedy Manicure

Promo valid until May 15, 2010. Cannot be combined with other promos.

For appointments, call 661-3101
Mezzanine floor, Atlanta Center
31 Annapolis st., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Saturday, May 8, 2010

LG Continues The Cookie Revolution

LG is now adding new flavors in their cookie series. Make that three choices. The latest Cookie phone series comes with touch screen experience and more upgraded smart features with slimmer models units.






First choice is the Cookie Wi-fi. It's Wi-fi lets you have fast connectivity with it's 3" touch-enabled screen and has multimedia options like the Dolby Mobile right at your fingetips.














Next one is the Cookie Ultima, a 3G phone that also comes with Wi-fi connectivity and 3" touch screen and a 5 megapixel camera.














The last of the Cookie phones is the Cookie Pop. Don't be fooled by it's cute, small size because it comes also with the same 3" touch screen, web browser and easy to use interface.









These Cookies are already available at a reasonable prices ranges from Php 7,990 to Php10,990 at your nearest phone store and mobile network outlet. The previous Cookie phones like the KP500 and other premium phone are still available. To get more information about the new Cookie phones, go to LG's web site: http://ph.lgmobile.com

Friday, May 7, 2010

Movie Review: The Last Song

Plot:For troubled teenager like Veronica "Ronnie" Miller(played by Miley Cyrus), the last thing she needs is a summer with her estranged father(Greg Kinnear) whom she hadn't seen after the divorce with her scheming little brother(Bobby Coleman).

Review: It was only upon watching this movie that I learned that this was an adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks' novels. What I found out that Nicholas Sparks is also a co-screenplay for this movie. It's not usual for a novelist to write a screenplay of his original story for a movie. The story turned out well for the movie. I can't comment yet in a viewpoint of a book fan since I haven't read any Sparks novel but I have reason to believe that Sparks is pleased with it since he has direct influence in the production.

The casting. A Miley Cyrus movie is not what I expect to watch. I don't watch her show, Hannah Montana since I am not the intended audience for it and it doesn't interest me. I figured watching this movie will make me see more of Miley Cyrus in it than the movie itself. I was proven wrong. Miley didn't take away the spotlight from fellow actors. For the character of Ronnie, it was as if the role was made for Miley Cyrus. Ronnie is not like Hannah Montana like I was expecting. I never thought Miley Cyrus could leave the wholesome Disney teen image for a serious role but not explicitly mature. Kinnear shared some comic moments for the movie but young Bobby Coleman has made a mark for laughs in the movie without getting much attention.

The story. It's a typical Nicholas Sparks story. Set in a quiet, small town. A tragic character. Family,first love, second chances and salvation. But most of all, its a tearjerker so bring something to wipe those crocodile tears but will make you feel good before leaving the cinema. A good film with quality and values for everyone.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Sneak Peek on New Characters of Toy Story 3

KEN.   Grab your binoculars and join Ken on a safari! A swinging bachelor who's always on the lookout for fun, Ken sports the perfect outfit for his eco-adventure: light blue shorts and a leopard-print shirt with short sleeves sure to keep him cool in the hot sun. And after his exciting expedition, Ken will be ready to hit the dance floor in style. His accessories include matching scarf, sensible loafers, and a fashion-forward gold belt. Dozens of additional Ken outfits sold separately. ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.





PEAS-IN-A-POD will quickly become a parent’s favorite on-the-go toy. The soft, plush pod secures the happy peas inside with a durable metal zipper, making it perfect for the car or stroller. The Peas-in-a-Pod plush toy also develops fine motor skills by catering to a child’s natural grab instinct. Pulling the three peas out of the pod will provide repeated enjoyment for infants and toddlers, and soon they’ll learn to put them back in! Machine washable. Not for human consumption. ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.










The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future. 
 
Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), TOY STORY 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys.  It’s pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.”  Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken (yes, that Ken). 
 
Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson ("Cars," "Monsters, Inc.") produces, while Michael Arndt, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities. 

TOY STORY 3 opens across the Philippines on June 23 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and conventional format.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

No To Crumpled Dreams

Last April 29, a campaign,"No To Crumpled Dreams" was launched by Dream Builders, a group of mothers whose aim is to give the best preventive health care to for every Filipino. Together with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Dream Builders strive to fight the cause of death among Filipino children-- Pneumoccocal Diseases or PDs. With this campaign, Dream Builders will try to prevent PDs from destroying lives of the children by promoting awareness to the parents.

 PDs affects children under the age of two. Children dies of PDs because they weren't able to received preventive measures when they contracted the diseases when they were two years of age

In order to sustain this advocacy, the Dream Builders and GSK in partnership with Powerplant Mall, organized an exhibit of artwork by Ma. Isabel Lopez, Evangeline Pascual, Jao Mapa and original bags and accessories by Banglos and more. The exhibit items were sold and the proceeds will go to the Dream Builders. The event was hosted by Amy Perez.



Works by Ma. Isabel Lopez(2nd from the right) with Evangeline Pascual(2nd from the left)










Evangeline Pascual








Jao Mapa(not present during the event)








Banglos








Rags to Riches








Benjamin Cabrera(not present) 

















"No to Crumpled Dreams" is the first among the many campaigns that the Dream Builders will lead in order to battle these threats against health of Filipino children.
The Dream Builders are composed of medical professionals and mothers wanted to stop the spread of PDs in the country. They work hand in hand with local institutions and GSK in order to spread awareness and proper prevention against PDs.

You too can help spread awareness. Here are the facts about PDs:

1.Pneumococcal diseases ranges from serious life-threatening diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia and bacteraemia to less severe but more commonly diagnosed diseases such as otitis media (middle ear infection) sinusitis, and bronchitis.

2.Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) infection can cause serious life threatening PDs and permanent disabilities to children.

3.Middle Ear infection or Otitis media (OM) is one of the frequently diagnosed diseases in infants and chldren which can lead to developmental delays. Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) and S. pneumoniae are the leading causes of acute otitis media (AOM) in children under five years old.

4.Those who survive PD may have impaired quality of life in the future because of it's long-term effects such as learning disabilities, hearing loss, mental retardation, and paralysis.

5. S. pneumoniae serotypes 1, 5, and 7F have been associated with high levels of invasiveness and causing a significant proportion of severe invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) among children.

6.GSK's innovative pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) protein D conjugate vaccine (PhiDCV) offers broader protection against PDs such as meningitis, sepsis, bacteremiae and pneumoniae. It substantially reduces burden of IPDs and AOM, offering additional health benefits and cost reductions.

To know more about PDs, consult your pediatrician and help spread the word.