Saturday, July 30, 2016

Liberty makes its mark on the Crazylight 2016 – the ‘ultimate low-top basketball shoe’

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An all-new James Harden PE, the Crazylight 2016 Liberty edition – its red, white and blue inspired by country and Harden’s freedom to create on the court.




The white and gray surging camouflage upper is set upon full-length BOOST, which is housed by blue and red herringbone-styled traction rubber and a loaded spring plate in the outsole. The laces continue the theme as a red and blue blend sit atop a blue mesh tongue with Harden branding at the top. A blue heel cup hosting red three stripes rounds out the silhouette, culminating in a shoe built for the game’s fastest players.

Created with 360-degree performance from top to bottom, the Crazylight 2016 utilizes full-length BOOST cushioning crafted for elusive footwork, swerving through traffic in the lane and creating key moments on the court.

The Crazylight 2016 Liberty is now available for P7,995, at Titan BGC, Titan Alabang, Titan UPTC, Titan Glorietta 5, Titan Conrad, adidas TriNoma, adidas BGC, adidas Gaisano, NBA Glorietta, NBA Megamall, NBA TriNoma, Toby’s MOA, and Toby’s Megamall.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

The first adidas HomeCourt in the Philippines

On my second time at U.P. Town Center, I am glad that there are now more stores and the place expanded. One of the stores that just opened there was the first adidas HomeCourt store in the Philippines. The adidas HomeCourt is specifically targets basketball players.

Upon entering the HomeCourt, you will feel like you are in basketball haven. The entrance design looks like a stadium entrance and the display stand looks like the rotating scoreboard. But the best part is the fitting room that looks like a locker room.

That makes the HomeCourt unique. Even when you just stand at the entrance, you get to see the whole store and see what you want to buy. But there is also a portion of adidas Originals but it is mostly for sports.


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

adidas Football releases new Speed of Light boots for 2016/7 season

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- X16+ PURECHAOS, ACE 16+ PURECONTROL and MESSI 16+ PUREAGILITY boots feature in Speed of Light series –
- Pack features Solar Red, Solar Yellow and Shock Blue colourways –
- adidas also announces the release of the all-new ACE 16+ PURECONTROL UltraBOOST 

adidas Football has recently unveiled its Speed of Light boots, a cutting-edge range released ahead of the start of the 2016/17 season.

Inspired by the colours created by the refraction of light during light speed experiments, the boots are available in Solar Red, Solar Yellow and Shock Blue colourways. They come in adidas’ X16+ PURECHAOS, Ace 16+ PURECONTROL and MESSI 16+ PUREAGILITY styles.

The X16+ PURECHAOS – which is designed for the fastest players in the world – has been transformed into a Solar Red colour to represent the ultimate in speed. adidas’ lightest and most aerodynamic shoe features a state-of-the-art PURECUT SOCK SYSTEM which covers the boot laces to give players the ultimate fit X16+ PURECHAOS will be worn by the likes of Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez.

The ACE 16+ PURECONTROL - one of the most innovative boots in the industry and the world’s first high-performance laceless boot – has been transformed into a striking Solar Yellow colour. The Primeknit upper and NON STOP GRIP (NSG) technology delivers an unrivalled surface for close ball control. The ACE 16+ PURECONTROL will be worn by the likes of Paul Pogba and Ivan Rakitic.

The MESSI 16+ PUREAGILITY has been given the Shock Blue treatment. Inspired by the world’s best player, the boot features a PURECUT internal lacing system and an innovative SPRINTFRAME, designed to provide stability and traction in the lightest possible weight.

Sam Handy, Vice President of Design said: “The Speed of Light Pack is the most dynamic range of boots adidas has ever launched, designed to help players standout and lead on the pitch. Spearheaded by the fastest boot we’ve ever built, the most agile boot we’ve ever built, and the boot which takes ball control to another level, our new footwear will be integral to deciding some of the biggest games this season between the world’s best players.”

adidas has also introduced the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL UltraBOOST as part of the Speed of Light pack. It brings together the Primeknit upper from adidas football and the industry leading BOOST technology used in adidas Running products, to meet players’ off-pitch needs.

For further information, please visit adidas.com/football or go to facebook.com/adidasfootball or follow @adidasfootball on twitter to join the conversation.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

" THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES " IS ALL SET TO OPEN ON JULY 29

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Another classic work of Hans Christian Andersen will be premiered through its famous story of “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” by Kids Acts Philippines, the premier children’s theatre in the country. This is the company’s 14th Musical Theatre Season offering for schools, parents, children and the entire family.



Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” with script, lyrics and direction by LUIGI NACARIO, who won his first writing crown from BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards through Hansel and Gretel Musical and music by EUGENE BELBIS, who recently won his Best Musical Director Trophy of last year’s ALIW Awards through Beauty and the Beast Musical. These two collaborators of creating children’s musicals were named by critics as the Philippines’ “Jim Eiler and Jean Bargy”, the renowned creators of children’s musicals of the world.


            The Emperor’s New Clothes is a story of honesty, forgiveness and humility. It corners the Emperor’s vanity to clothes and living a life of extravagance, luxury and lavishness. It was said that the Emperor loved beautiful new clothes so much that he spent all his money on being finely dressed. He loved going to the theater or fond of riding about in his carriage to show off his new clothes. He had a different costume for every hour of the day. He was the ruler who spent most of his time in his dressing more than at the palace’s court. One day his royal wife and at the same time his fashion confidant suggested of a grand and extravagant thanksgiving parade. The royal couple invited all the finest weavers in the kingdom to create cloth that will exalt the emperor to be envied by all. Until, he was swindled by the two weavers, who claimed to be weavers who knew how to make the finest cloth imaginable with colors and patterns were extraordinarily beautiful, that its material had the amazing property which was invisible to anyone who was incompetent and stupid. The announcement went around the kingdom that the emperor will be parading new clothes and only those who were sensible can see its magnificence. On the day of thanksgiving, everyone praised the emperor’s new clothes, while all the people were applauding and giving good admiration to the king and his costume, a child’s voice echoed confidently up in the air that made everyone stupefied and speechless. He shouted, “The Emperor doesn’t have anything on!”, the statement brought  each one to realize that the child was right. The emperor shuddered, for he knew that they were right, but he thought to just go on walking together with the chamberlains carrying the train that wasn't there. He immediately ordered to capture the tricksters and punished them accordingly. The two tricksters pleaded for forgiveness and promised to create the real splendid clothes for him as a sign of their honest repentance as they were true fine weavers before they became dishonorable cheaters. After several days, the new clothes of the emperor was finished that only wonderful words can be said to describe the creation being a real masterpiece of all time. The emperor announced a second royal procession not to brag his clothes but to celebrate the true spirit of happiness that people should get hold of for a progressive and peaceful kingdom that will make all live happily forevermore.


Come, Watch and Discover how the Emperor fashioned his self from spendthrift leader to an exuberant prudent ruler of The Emperor’s New Clothes featuring Red Nuestro and Terence Guillermo as the Emperor; Kendrick Ibasco and Derrick Gozos as Trickster Christian; Ina Salonga and Hya Leonado as Trickster Martha; Ces Dela Cruz, Agnes Sarreal and Zscharmaine Barretto as the Empress; Enrhil Serguino as the Old Minister; the Powerhouse Ensemble like Ria Albaladejo, Faye Velicaria, Henry Se, Vince Abratigue, Rommel Dimaculangan, Ralph Bantilan, Jonathan Cadelina, Justin Orolfo, VJ Parreno, Jesiela Gripo, Lory Deang, Victoria Mina, Teri Lacayanga, Mary Sabanal, Jewel Yu, Angel Yu, Erika Marcos, April Valde and Princess Manaloto.


            The artistic and production team of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES is composed of Luigi Nacario (Stage Direction & Costume Design); Eugene Belbis (Music & Orchestration); Bong Dela Cruz (Choreography), Joven Estremera (Set Design), Marian Alix (Production Management) and Emma Doverte (Stage Management).   

Family Day & Press Preview: JULY 30, 2016, Saturday at 2:00PM
Regular Run: JULY 29, 30, 31, AUGUST 5, 6 & 7, 2016.
Time: 10:00AM, 2:00PM & 6:00PM
Venue: ST. CECILIA’S HALL, St. Scholastica’s College, Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila.

Ticket Price: Php 500
Buy tickets at TicketWorld Manila at 891.9999 and SM Tickets at 470.2222 (all ticket charges apply)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7 out of 10 customers highly recommend Home Credit Philippines' services

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For those who do not own a credit card and are unbanked, finding credit is a challenge. Consumer financing company Home Credit Philippines has made it possible for Filipinos to be informed about financial inclusion as it focuses on responsible lending to people with little to no credit history.



In a recently conducted survey for consumer financing, 7 out of 10 customers highly recommend the services that Home Credit has to offer – an easy, simple, and fast way of getting the best and latest gadgets and appliances in the market, as it has partnered with leading electronic brands such as Samsung and Oppo, as well as top retail partners to include SM Appliance Center, Abenson, and Silicon Valley, among others.

At the height of technology and social media, Home Credit has grown its customer base to over 280,000 customers, 180,000 of which were acquired within a short span of 9 months.


Now that the “millennials” are capable of owning their dream gadgets in as little as 20 minutes, it has become a recommended alternative for people who want to make purchases without the hassle of credit cards.  


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bigfoot and Other Big Adventures this July on Animal Planet

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Big things and loads of unexpected action are bound to happenon Animal Planet, as old favorites return and new shows come this July.

Lone Star Law is a new action-packed series about an elite force patrol, the Texas Game Wardens, serving as protectors of the Lone Star State. Their job entails checking sportsmen and boaters but,along the way, unexpected events happen, such as encounteringand rescuing different animals, saving flash flood victims, fighting drugs and catching smugglers. Their adventures are nothing short of exciting.Lone Star Law premieres July 22 and airs Fridays at 9pm.

 
Photo courtesy of Animal Planet


The search for sasquatches goes on as Finding Bigfoot returns for itsfourth season. The ultimate Bigfoot team unites as they travel to North America,exploring the spots with encounters or sightings of the infamous creature. Determined to uncover the mystery behind Bigfoot, the investigative team of Matt Moneymaker, Bobo Fay, Cliff Barackman andRanae Holland is equipped with advanced technology and modern techniques, ready to finally achieve their ultimate goal. Big Foot premieres July 28and airs Thursdays at 9:55pm.

Monday, July 18, 2016

LRMC conducts trial run for extended hours in LRT-1

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To serve late night commuters, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) conducts a trial run of extended operating hours for Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT 1) from July 10 until August 9.

 “If the test run will show an interest from the public, then we would be pleased to do a more detailed study to make it permanent,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Jesus Francisco said.

For the duration of the month-long dry run, LRT 1 service hours will be extended for one hour, with northbound trains leaving Baclaran Terminal at 9:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and southbound trains leaving Roosevelt Terminal at 10:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

On weekends and holidays, northbound trains will leave Baclaran Terminal at 9:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. while southbound trains will leave Roosevelt Terminal at 9:40 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.

LRT Line 1 currently has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City.

LRMC took over operation and maintenance of LRT Line 1 in September 2015. It will also be responsible for the construction of the 11.7-kilometer extension from the present end point at Baclaran to the Niog area in Bacoor, Cavite. The extended rail line is expected to help increase the capacity of LRT 1 from 500,000 to 800,000 passengers daily and benefit more than four million residents in the southern part of Metro Manila and of Cavite.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Adidas Cup

Thanks to the universities, Filipinos now enjoy football even though we are considered a basketball country. It even got more hype when cable TV now plays international sports events like the World Cup.

Now, there are more than just one football clinics. In one of the football festivals I attended recently, I got to interview a girl football player and she even showed that she can compete with any boy at the field.

Last July 3, not only that I witnessed that our local teams can also play against any team from abroad, they also showed that not even the rains can stop them from playing for fun. That only means football is here to stay. Here are the results of the recent Adidas Cup at the Gatorade Blue Pitch in Circuit Makati.

  • VETERANS CHAMPION SUPERBAD FC FIRST RUNNER UP TYFA SECOND RUNNER UP DON BOSCO UTD MVP ALVIN OCAMPO 
  • 2006 - 2007 CHAMPION FORZA FC FIRST RUNNER UP LSGH SECOND RUNNER UP EAGLES MVP MIKE MANUEL 
  • 2002 - 2003 CHAMPION ALAB FC FIRST RUNNER UP GEN TRIAS FC SECOND RUNNER UP LSGH MVP CJ REVILLEZA (GK) 
  • 2000 - 2001 GIRLS CHAMPION ATENEO DE CEBU FIRST RUNNER UP NOMADS FC SECOND RUNNER UP KAYA FC MVP CHOCO BACATAN #4 
  • 2008 - 2009 CHAMPION XAVIER A FIRST RUNNER UP MARIKINA FC SECOND RUNNER UP BLUE STRIKERS MVP JAIME LAZARO 
  • 2004 - 2005 CHAMPION LEARNING LINKS FIRST RUNNER UP XAVIER B SECOND RUNNER UP NAVY MVP ALLEN CRUZ 
  • 2000 - 2001 CHAMPION LSGH FIRST RUNNER UP GEN TRIAS SECOND RUNNER UP LMS MVP STUART DEL ROSARIO KOBE #10 
  • MEN'S CHAMPION NEVER UNITED B FIRST RUNNER UP TYFA SECOND RUNNER UP SUPERBAD FC MVP ISMAEL QADDOURA 
  • WOMEN'S CHAMPION DLSU A FIRST RUNNER UP ATENEO DE CEBU SECOND RUNNER UP DLSU B MVP KYLA INQUIG WOMEN'S PLATE CHAMPION OUTKAST FIRST RUNNER UP TYFA A SECOND RUNNER UP GREEN ARCHERS UTD B
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Jurong Bird Park celebrates 45 years of living colours

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Charming visitors all over the world since taking flight in 1971, Jurong Bird Park is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries with some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world.

Situated on a 20.2-hectare hillside, the award-winning park is a haven for 5,000 birds representing 400 of the world’s bird species of which 15% are threatened. The bird park is famed for its large and immersive walk-in aviaries such as Lory Loft (the world’s largest walk-in lory flight aviary) and Waterfall Aviary (home to the world’s tallest waterfall inside an aviary).

As Asia’s largest bird paradise, the park receives over 800,000 visitors annually and has played host to several foreign dignitaries. They include Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who left impressed by the park’s amazing avian collection.

Attached is an infographic which gives an overview to the exciting experiences one can look forward to when visiting the park. It highlights exclusive attractions designed for an intimate visitor experience, milestones, as well as the park’s achievements in avian conservation.

Jurong Bird Park is part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, the holding company of other award-winning attractions—Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo. To find out more, visit www.birdpark.com.sg or www.wrs.com.sg

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Suicide Incorporated stage play review

Suicide Incorporated is a controversial play written by Andrew Hinderaker about a company called Legacy Letters. It may sound nice but it is a company that helps their clients composed suicide letters to whomever they want to send it to.

It’s controversial because it is one of the oldest social problems in the society and still people are silent about it. The play expounds on how people deal with suicide whether you are the person with suicidal intent and how it affect the people around the person concerned.

It also deals with the ethical issues on getting involve if you know someone who is going to commit suicide and what should you do. Should you be silent about it or should you intervene? You may find it disturbing that there is such company like Legacy Letters but what if there is such one? Are you going to say that a person who owns such company is a bad person?

The director and actors at Twin Bill Theater consulted expert counsellors who specializes in suicide cases to help them internalize what goes on with the minds of people not just for the person with suicidal tendencies but able to see visualize the scenario for the play.

The play should not be limited to the show dates. It may also be presented in schools, churches or any institutions where it is relevant.  For the set, it is also flexible. It has minimal props and can be set up in any area. It is not like any theatre production because it does not require a stage. It makes it more immersed with the audience.


Suicide Incorporated was staged at Performing Arts Recreation Center in San Juan City. For more theatrical reviews, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.