Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sam Concepcion is Peter Pan

Peter Pan the musicale presscon
Stages and Repertory Philippines is doing Peter Pan musicale. Based on the children's story of J.M. Barrie. The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up was played by Sam Concepcion. I need not say the story because everyone knows Peter Pan.
Cover of 1915 edition

J.M Barrie's hero first appeared in a section of a 1902 adult novel, The Little White Bird. Since it was a children's story, it was later republished separately as Peter and Wendy. It also became a play, Peter Pan in 1904 before it was popularized by a Walt Disney animated film of the same name. Ever since, there were countless stories The famous adaptations after Disney was 1991 movie, Hook, where Peter Pan gave up his eternal youth by leaving Neverland, grew up, got married, and had kids and the 2003 animated sequel, Disney's Return To Neverland, where Wendy's daughter, Jane, joined Peter Pan to Neverland. There were also a spinoff stories of Tinkerbell in Disney video. The original story of Peter Pan came alive in a 2003 movie version.

The production is off-season from Repertory Philippines which is usually held at Greenbelt's Onstage. But like the children's theatre of Rep, the production has one segment where the audience,especially the families, can interact with the story. I never thought Sam Concepcion could make a good Peter Pan. He demonstrated acrobatic skills that makes him playful as Peter Pan ought to be. Michael Williams performance as Captain James Hook was also equally great. There are parts though that reminds me of the movie, Hook, but it was relevant. It would be more interesting if they also tried adding some fencing training for the last battle of Peter and Hook just like Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman did in the movie, Hook. Peter Pan opens in Meralco Theatre September 30 till October 30.

Bronze statue of Peter Pan in London's Kensington Gardens. Also seen in the movie, Hook.

Dell Unveils the Inspiron 13z – the Latest in Thin and Powerful Computing

Manila, Philippines September 28, 2011 – Dell today announced the new Inspiron 13z laptop, extending the company’s emphasis on thin and powerful computing, and broadening the ultra-mobile “z” distinction to Inspiron, Dell’s best-selling Consumer laptop brand.  The new Inspiron 13z combines sizzling performance, rich features, and chic design in a small, take anywhere “companion” laptop, whether it’s for taking notes in class, or communicating with family across the country[i].

“The new Inspiron 13z is the most powerful ultra-thin Inspiron laptop we’ve ever offered,” said Christopher Papa, Country Manager – Consumer, Small and Medium Business, Dell Philippines. “Today’s ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle demands portability and power, so your favorite content is always at your fingertips.”

Accessible Style On-the-Go
The Inspiron 13z is the perfect portable entertainment device. Featuring a brilliant high-definition widescreen (1366-768dpi) display and built-in SRS Premium Sound HD, it enables users to enjoy a theater-like experience by streaming full HD movies and video wirelessly with Intel Wireless Display technology[ii]or by connecting via HDMI cable to a compatible big-screen HDTV.

The Inspiron 13z comes with blazing fast 2nd generation Intel Core i processors, Microsoft® Windows 7 operating system, and high-performance on-processor graphics allowing for longer battery life. A built-in media card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and the newest USB 3.0 technology for faster content transfers are also available as standard. Other optional features include up to 8GB of memory[iii], a choice of a 320GB or 500GB hard drive or 128GB of solid state storage[iv].

The Inspiron 13z is also pre-installed with the Dell Stage user interface, which offers one-click access to your favorite content including music, photos and video, and SyncUP powered by Nero can keep content and personal information synched with other Stage-enabled Dell PCs and mobile devices within your home Wi-Fi network.

All of these are packed into a stylish design that’s thin, lightweight, and is available in standard Diamond Black or optional Fire Red LCD back and matching palmrest, full-size chiclet-style keyboard and HD webcam.

The Inspiron 13z is the latest in a series of rolling introductions of Dell’s thin and powerful mobile products launching through the end of the year. Beginning with the XPS 15z, an ultimate blend of performance and style, the Inspiron 13z makes this “uncompromising” concept more accessible than ever. Visit to read product reviews and get more information about the new Inspiron13z, and browse the latest technology, whether for school, play, or work.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Caritas Financial Plans Proposal



We are Caritas Financial Plans, Inc. a subsidiary of Caritas Health Shield, now more than 16 years in the business of Health Care Protection and fund provision service. Caritas Health Shield, Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a certified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) while Caritas Financial Plans, Inc. is under the strict regulation of the Insurance Commission, a newly formed government entity responsible for the accountability measures set forth between the fund provider company and the policy holders.
We are offering our services through our Health and Financial Investment Benefits Package (please see attached). This package covers the following: Health Care Program (Consultation/Hospitalization), Fund Provision (Pension), when additional expense requirement arise and our 4-way Insurance Benefit Package, namely, Credit Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, Disability Benefit and Accidental death Benefit.
May we ask for an audience to formally present this product, and to answer any queries you may have regarding this matter. You may contact us at 523-0956; Mobile no. 0922-864-00-29
We look forward to a fruitful business relationship with you.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,

Templar Agency, Caritas Financial Plans, Inc.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ORYSPA at the Franchise Expo

Looking for something to invest on a business? If you are into health and grooming, check out ORYSPA. They have products for grooming for all ages like perfumes and baby powder. They also have products ideal for massages to ease tension, muscle pains. If you wish to avail of their products and inquire of how can you earn from its franchise, visit their booth at the Franchise Expo happening now until September 25 at the SMX Convention Center near SM Mall of Asia.

Franchise Expo

Working in the 21st century is not enough to upgrade your social status. Sometimes, you need to invest your own business. If you are looking for that specific business, try checking out the Franchise Expo happening now at SMX Convention Center. The booths you will see there are from the established companies that we are familiar of. All you need to do is find something that you are interested in and check out the booths. You might go home with some giveaways. Franchise Expo is only until September 25. Here are some choices:

Play a game at the BDO booth win a prize

Rapide for your auto needs

World of Wellness

Free samples of ice cream


Krispy Kreme

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Animax Has Something New To Look Forward To In October

Animax Asia has a mysterious teaser trailer. From what I heard, it has an encrypted message. What's interesting is that they promised it will be a fresh Japan episode. For the first time, it will be simultaneous airing with Japan. In my years of anime fandom, this was never done before. Check it out.

Intrigued? So am I. According to a source, there's more to reveal on September 24. You can interact your thoughts about it on their website.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Animax launches Winter Sonata-- the animated series

Winter just got warmer as Animax launches Winter Sonata- the anime.
Maria Ong and Alodia

Making its debut in South East Asia, Animax recently launched the anime version of Winter Sonata, the drama that triggered the Korean wave not just in the Philippines but in other countries as well.

In an event held at the Korean Cultural Center in Bonifacio Global City, the leading animation channel celebrated the arrival of this much-awaited series by holding a piano recital featuring Animax’s very own Ani-mate, Alodia Gosengfiao, playing the show’s iconic theme, “From Beginning ‘Til End”. Another part of the event allowed members of the press and anime bloggers to catch the first two episodes of the animation series.

Ms. Maria Ong, Marketing Manager of Animax Asia, graced the event that also included a mini-contest and late-luncheon. Ms. Ong who flew all the way from Singapore expressed her delight and excitement over the showing of the animation and was even gracious enough to allow an interview after the event.

The animated series

The much-anticipated animated adaptation of Winter Sonata brings back 23 of the original cast members, headed by Bae Yong Jun as Kang Joon-sang and Choi Ji Woo as Jung Yu-jin, to play the same characters they did on the K-drama.

Trying hard not to offend loyal fans of the Korean series, the anime version draws much of its visuals from the original drama including memorable episodes and looks of the characters. True enough, a lot of the scenes in the anime are very reminiscent of scenes from the original version.

In addition to reliving the tears, laughter and memories of Winter Sonata, fans can also look forward to the conclusion of the anime series that will feature a new live-action drama epilogue not aired during the original drama series.

A winter love story

Based on the 2002 original Korean drama that captured the hearts of millions worldwide, the anime version of this epic romance tells the tragic love story of Jung Yu-Jin and Kang Joon-sang. Both met and became friends while in high school. Drawn together by a series of events both happy and sad, it didn’t take long for the two to fall in love with each other.

Tragedy strikes and in an event that tested the faith of both characters, one accident left Yu-Jin believing that Joon-sang was dead while the later had his memory erased. How will things play out for this couple who were torn apart during a cold winter’s night?

Winter Sonata premiers on September 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM. Regular showing is during weekdays at 7:00 PM only on Animax.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

MCI-ECS Warehouse Sale Extended

To allow us to serve more customers, we are extending our MSI-ECS Warehouse Sale until next week from September 19-21 (Monday till Wednesday), 9AM to 6PM. We have added new items and further slashed down prices on select items. Warehouse Sale closed on Saturday and Sunday for stock and display updates. To resume on Monday.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Frenzy UFlair Bartending Competition Ends

The UFlair winner and Frenzy Product Manager Mr. Norman Campoy
Bottles tossed and spirits fills up the glasses as Frenzy ends the UFlair Bartending Competition Grand Finals held at Dolce Superclub last September 7. Thirteen finalists from different campuses are showing off what they got in the final leg of the competition. The twelve were selected after three elimination rounds and one was selected as a wild card to join the final round.

Like in the elimination, each participant is given limited time to prepare a drink using 2 ingredients picked by the participant randomly from a fishbowl. For the grand finals, they were also given additional task for bonus points. After the thirteen drink entries were done, the tension increased as the special awards were named followed by the winners. The category of the judges decision was based on the concoction, the flairing techniques and the audience impact which mostly came from the supporters of each participating flair bartender.

The frenziest flair award  was given to Dominique Palileo of University of Perpetual Help Laguna. Jayson De Jesus of Lyceum of the Philippines got the most number of online votes and on-site votes. On-site voting privileges are given when purchasing Frenzy Condoms.

The runner up awards were given to Russel Jerard Osuna for the 2nd runner up and Samuel Alcantara for 1st Runner Up who also got a special award for the Frenziest Mix or the best concoction of the night. Paulo Eiron Layao of TRIMEX Institute of Science and Technology Laguna bags the most points as he was declared the first Frenzy UFlair Bartending Champion.
“We are deeply overwhelmed with the reception and the support given by the students from the elimination rounds until the finals night,” according to Norman Campoy, Frenzy Condoms product manager. He adds, “We congratulate and thank everyone for showing outstanding talents. Everyone should continue to expect that the fun will never end with Frenzy.”

Friday, September 9, 2011

Millennium Run for Women's Health

Since I started blogging, one of the most read articles I wrote and read was advocacy especially about women's health. Now, why would a male blogger like me concerned with this. Simple. I have women in my life. I was raised alone by my mother, had two sisters followed after me, and closest to my next bloodline is my niece. As the only man in the family, I have an obligation to protect them. If I have to learn more about their health is my concern as well and so should any man who wishes to do the same with their loved ones.
Abbygale Arenas-De Leon, Bravehearts president discusses the campaign

According to the Philippine Obstestrical Health and Gynecological Society (POGS), 11 Filipino women daily, 4,500 yearly die during pregnancy and childbirth and it's the highest maternal mortality rate in Asia. POGS' goal is to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.

The factors that lead to maternal death in the Philippines are lack of prenatal and postnatal check ups, childbirth complications, hypertension, hemorrhage, and below standard nutrition.
Since fun runs is currently a fad among Pinoys, it is also great way to raise a campaign. For the first time, Bravehearts will park their bicycles for the Millenium Run. Bravehearts has been organizing the successful biking tour, The Tour Of Hope, every year for the similar campaign.
The event organizers: Bravehearts, POGS and Run For Change

The Millenium Run for Women's Health will be at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, 5AM on November 6, 2011. Choose from 1.5K, 3K, 5K, and 10K. Registration fee for 10K is PhP600 while the rest are only PhP500. Here are the following registration areas:

POGS Building 
56 Malakas st., Diliman, Q.C. 1100
Telefax: 9285304

A Runner's Circle
Unit H, Aloha Hotel 
2150, Roxas blvd. cor. Quirino ave., Malate, Manila.
Telephone: 5674786

Rereational Outdoor eXchange (ROX)
B1 ROX Building, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Al Pacino stars in Emmy® winning HBO Original Movie YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

Premiering September 16 on HBO Signature

PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 - In 1990, Dr Jack Kevorkian (aka “Dr Death”) astonished the world as he took the end of life debate head-on with his “Mercy Machine” and performed his first assisted suicide. Starring Oscar® winner Al Pacino as the late Dr Jack Kevorkian in this film by Oscar® winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man), YOU DON’T KNOW JACK is the story of one man’s obsession with challenging the rules by which we live and die – and his stubborn, heartfelt insistence on breaking the law to do so. The movie premieres for the first time in Asia on Friday, September 16 at 10pm on HBO Signature.

Al Pacino won an Emmy® and Golden Globe® for his role as Kevorkian. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK also stars Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon (HBO’s Bernard and Doris) as Janet Good, Danny Huston (HBO’s John Adams) as Geoffrey Fieger, Emmy® winner Brenda Vaccaro (Once Is Not Enough) as Margo and Emmy® winner John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, HBO’s Treme) as Neal Nicol.

This HBO Original Movie offers a rare look at the late “Dr Death”, the man behind the sensational headlines, starting with his initial foray into patient consultations and the media frenzy that ensued. One of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, Kevorkian and his allies – sister Margo, friend and medical supplier Neal Nicol, Hemlock Society activist Janet Good, and defense attorney Geoffrey Fieger dedicated themselves to a cause fraught with legal and ethical hurdles, not to mention the real possibility of long-term imprisonment.

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK begins in 1989 as 61-year-old former pathologist Dr Jack Kevorkian launches his crusade to provide what he considers to be a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill – assisted suicide. Aided by loyal friend Neal Nicol and older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering “death counseling” services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good and the wrath of the county prosecutor’s office. Talented and flamboyant attorney Geoffrey Fieger agrees to represent Kevorkian in court at no charge, and Kevorkian is repeatedly exonerated, despite the impassioned efforts of his detractors. As the media catapults him to the forefront of national news coverage, Kevorkian continues his work, helping 130 patients end their lives. Provocative, obstinate and complex, Kevorkian risks it all in his fervor to challenge the prevailing laws, with self-determination at the core of his beliefs. His ultimate goal: to argue a constitutional right to die before the US Supreme Court.

The film is written by Adam Mazer (Breach) and a production of Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana. Executive produced by Steve Lee Jones, Lydia Dean Pilcher (HBO’s Iron Jawed Angels), Glenn Rigberg (The Night of the White Pants), Tom Fontana (HBO’s Oz) and Barry Levinson, and produced by Scott Ferguson (HBO’s Temple Grandin). Principal photography was completed in New York, with additional filming in and around Detroit.

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK debuts Friday, September 16 at 10pm on HBO Signature.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

And The Winners of The Western Union Contest Are...

Congratulations to Jhong Medina and Wesley Lim for winning the Western Union Contest.

Jhong Medina had the most World Index  of 46617 among all who participated in my blog contest

followed by Wesley Lim with the World Index of 28037. Will be contacting you by e-mail for claiming details. Thanks to all who participated.