Monday, May 30, 2011

Adidas Launches Crazy Light Shoes

May 29, 2011. Moro Lorenzo Sports Center, Ateneo De Manila University. Adidas launches the newest basketball shoes that is really crazy light. I was one of the invited to attend and play to try out for myself the shoes. Even some varsity players were also invited to try out the shoes. One of the impressions that most the players say is that it is really light for basketball shoes.

We first watch the presentation about Crazy Light which includes video of Derrick Rose. After the showcase of skills by the varsity players, the media players is given turn to for an actual game. I was assigned to team 3. Although I don't play often, I was given task by my playing coach to look out for his eye contact whenever he wishes to pass the ball and guard a player when I relieved one of starting five players to rest. We were given 10 minutes per half and won two games. Although, this is an ideal light shoes for basketball, to maximize it, you must first rub the sole or walk it on concrete to get it gripped so it won't slip in the court because it is still straight from the factory.

Watch out for it's release in the market on June 3, 2011.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Fashion Academy Manila in cooperation with The Podium as able to hold a fashion photo exhibit entitled Visualzine, showcasing the works of Xander Angeles of Edge Of Light Studios. I am an admirer of Mr.Angeles’ work especially in a men’s magazine.

On the last day of the exhibit, I was able to see for myself the photos of Xander Angeles. Not only that, I was able to see the subjects of Mr. Angeles photos. Among them were also celebrities. In addition of the exhibit, the photos are also featured in the limited edition magazine published by Fashion Academy Manila.

Among the celebrities featured were Borgy Manotoc, Georgina Wilson, Frank Magalona, Maxene Magalona, KC Montero, Lovi Poe, Michelle Madrigal, Bianca King, Bianca Gonzales, Ruffa Gutierrez, Solenn Heussaff and more. Raymond Gutierrez was the creative director and Maxene Magalona was at the cover.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bayview Park Hotel

Bayview Park Hotel is along Manila’s Roxas Boulevard fronting the U.S. Embassy with the full view of Manila Bay, easily accessible from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the PICC, CCP, and World Trade Center.  Walking distance to airline and travel offices, malls, galleries and entertainment centers

283 guest rooms including 5 Executive Suites 5 Bayview Suites in 14 guestroom floors.
All major credit cards accepted
Pool Deck Swimming pool
Modern Gym and Fitness Center
Food and Beverage Facilities/Services
Lobby Lounge 
Room Service until 10 pm
Starbucks Coffeeshop (concessionaire located at the Ground Floor of the hotel)
Aiming to win loyalty, confidence and trust among the Bayview family and its guests, the hotel keeps on developing its workforce and maintaining a highly motivated team to deliver the promise of guest satisfaction and exceed their expectations.

This city hotel was built in 1994 and renovated in 2007, and is just minutes away from many popular tourist attractions. It has established a reputation as being one of the best value-for-money hotels in Manila. There is a total of 283 superior rooms and suites available, spread over 15 floors. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and offers a range of facilities, including an entrance hall with 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom, lift access, a café, a restaurant, conference facilities and room and laundry services.

The hotel is located on Roxas Boulevard, directly opposite the US Embassy. It is just a few minutes' walk from many popular tourist destinations such as Rizal Park, Intramuros and the National Library. Although there's no more Baywalk, there are still establishments just along the Roxas Boulevard from the Bayview Park Hotel.

The rooms and suites are equipped with an en suite bathroom, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, a minibar, an individual temperature control panel, a safety deposit box and cable television for the most discerning holidaymaker and business traveller.

There is an outdoor swimming pool on the hotel grounds, as well as a sauna and a gym. Intramuros Golf Course is not far from the hotel. Guests can dine at the Coffee Shop where a daily buffet and à la carte meals are served.

From the international and domestic airports travel west to Roxas Boulevard, and then drive north along Roxas Boulevard until you reach the US Embassy. The hotel is directly opposite the embassy, on the right-hand side.

The Health Club and rooftop swimming pool provide perfect opportunities to unwind at any time of the day, and the elegantly appointed lounge, restaurant and bar are ideal for socialising, dining and entertaining.

For business travellers the extensive Business Centre offers guests all the necessary modern day facilities, to ensure that the Bayview Park Hotel Manila is not purely your hotel but also your helpful assistant in business, as and when you require.