Blah Blah Blogs: ONDOY Year One


Yes it been a year now, Many things had happened in my life that I could go back to the day Ondoy came. There was not  damage since we were at the 4th floor but after that day. There was also a series ofinfortunate events that happened to me and my family too. But for the people  directly affected by this event, their lives were changed forever. 

Yes we say climate change, we said we are contributors, we are to blame... but was there anything done? For this year, the rain was not severe compared to last year. Are we waiting for another Ondoy to pass by and make another catastrophe? Did we really did measure to prevent this and make our cities safer place to live?

Just this year, Pakistan was also in peril as it experienced the same thing but on a much larger scale. They too are still in crisis, but after aid arrives and homes restored will we all become complacent of these things because we have experienced it? 

To prepare is essential, and to have will is what most of us fail to do. I pray for the souls of those people who lost their lives and the other damages that led to many complicated things for the country. For now, after a year, rebuilding does not stop, it just another beginning and also a time if we did made a change to prevent this one to ever happen again. 

Fight Somatopause in Immuvit’s Run Against Time


Jim Saret, Immuvit endorser
GOING through the somatopausal age (starting late 20s/early 30s) is inevitable, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t manage the physical and physiological changes it brings.

On September 26, 2010 (Sunday), learn how you could best fight the symptoms of somatopause through Immuvit’s Run Against Time at Greenhills Shopping Center (GSC).

Coach Jim enlists Coach Russel Esutaquio
 to show how a squat is properly done

Join us as we hold a fun 3 to 5-kilometer run at the country’s top bargain hunters’ mecca at 5:30 AM and share with you a special fitness program tailor-fit for those in the somatopausal age.The program is called META-FIT and is designed by one of the country’s most-sought after coaches, Jim Saret.

“META-FIT is a workout program that takes less than 5 minutes to do. It has been scientifically proven to trigger the release of somatotropin, a growth hormone whose decline is directly related to the physical and physiological changes brought upon by somatopause,” says Coach Jim, who also currently handles the country’s top three sports teams: the RP Smart Gilas Basketball Team, the RP Swimming Team, and the RP Boxing Team.

Somatotropin is commonly referred to as the human growth hormone and is produced in the human body and excreted into the blood by the somatotrope cells of the pituitary gland. Current research indicates that fast, short, and intense workouts help unleash these natural growth hormones.

“META-FIT is designed to help your own body produce its own natural growth hormones,” says Coach Jim.
Coach Jim tries his Metafit exercise on two volunteers
He adds, “Basically, somatopause is the weight gain and metabolism slowdown stage that typically happens when you hit 30 and above. It's going to happen, whether we like it or not.”

Immuvit’s first Run Against Time was held at Bonifacio Global City, wherein over a hundred participants joined the event. For Immuvit’s Run Against Time at the Greenhills Shopping Center, interested participants may send in their name, age and contact details to: immuvitrunagainsttime@gmail.com. The first 100 registrants will get a free Immuvit Run Against Time singlet.
Runners begin the fun run

Why Travel? I'll Tell You Why...

Tell me one person who does not want to travel, and I will say to him that you just lost the value of living...

Seriously, no one in the world does not like to travel. Because life is a big journey, whoever we are, we need to walk or travel from point A to point B somehow. People are not stationary to one position like plants, we are made to be animated and appreciate the vast and wide world we are living in. That is why, we do love traveling. And this journey never ends as we go to different phases in our lives, if it so, then you have to make the most of your travel experience.
For many traveling could be a luxury, but its not the distance that make it special, its how one can savor and enjoy living in that place. Traveling can also be just a walk around the neighborhood that you have not yet discovered. If there is time and resources, then make the experience more unforgettable by trying new cuisine, going to new heights, enjoying what the world can offer. Philippine Travel is fun yet unforgettable. Our country is blessed with so many wonders that one can avail. From scenic beaches to lush forest and mountains. Even in the urban jungle of Metro Manila Cities are also fun finds in every corner.

Going with friends and family is what makes us happy and make the travel more comfortable and easy. One may go trough a lot of thing while on a journey, but having someone you know lessens the hassle or even get rid of it. I can testify these truths and I believe so will you, Its time to get out of your lonely cubicle and take a good 360° turn around you. Life has so many surprises along the way and even in the most frustrating days and cold nights, you can actually find solace in your soul, relax your mind and body or even flex those muscles that needs exercise.

 That is why my post is always on a journey, traveling to different places makes it more exciting especially whenever I get lost and never ask for directions...
 


 
 
Here are some of my post that I did when traveling to different places 
Misa de Gallo Diaries - a 9 day diary of my experience and travels to churches for the novena masses.
Otaku Expo - a anime inspired that started my love for cosplay, komiks and animé.
Poong Nazareno - the most challenging and exciting travels I've been to, even if its within the city.


I am a traveler so that is why I am joining the contest for the  
Lets Go Sago! Anniversary!

SHIA LABEOUF: BALANCES MILLIONS AND IDEALS IN “WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS”


SHIA LABEOUF:  BALANCES MILLIONS AND IDEALS IN  
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS”

            Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf)  may be worth millions at a ludicrously young age but he is also keen to do some good in the world by investing in green energy amid a fascinating world intoxicated by the sheer thrill of as much money as possible.
In Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” LaBeouf’s Jake is a honest trader who gets embroiled in ominous financial dealings that is bound to spin dangerously out of control.  With Michael Douglas’ Award-wining role Gordon Gekko out of prison and Josh Brolin’s Breton James, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” multiplies greed and avarice where there is no such thing as ‘enough.’
“Wall Street 2” steers Jake Moore (LaBeouf), a smart young proprietary trader into making millions at the venerable Keller Zabel Investments, run by Louis Zabel (Frank Langella), Jake’s mentor.  Jake’s girlfriend, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), meanwhile, is supportive of his drive – fueled by an idealism she finds lacking in her father Gordon – to invest in green energy.  A wave of rumors that Keller Zabel is stuck with billions in toxic debt causes the company’s stock price to suddenly nose-dive, and Louis Zabel is forced to fight for his company’s life.  When the government refuses a bail-out, Bretton James (Josh Brolin), a ruthless billionaire and master manipulator, arranges a takeover of Keller Zabel for a fraction of its worth. This move then propels Jake to avenge his losses by finally forging an unlikely alliance with Gordon.
To play the role of Jake, Oliver Stone cast Shia LaBeouf, star of the hugely successful “Transformers” films, as well as the recent “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and the thriller “Disturbia.” “He reminds me of a young Tom Cruise [with whom Stone worked on “Born on the Fourth of July”],” says Stone of LaBeouf -- “The same drive, work ethic, and energy.”
LaBeouf was drawn to the role of Jake for several reasons, including his admiration for Stone’s body of work. “I love ‘Wall Street’ – I’m here because of it,” says the actor. “As a movie fan, you learn a lot watching Oliver’s movies. You get a lot of facts as well as entertainment.”
In addition, starring in an Oliver Stone film was a change of pace for the young actor.   “I’ve been making fantasy films for a while,” he explains.  “I wanted something with teeth, and Oliver Stone makes movies with teeth.”
LaBeouf describes Jake as someone who comes from a modest background, and whose tenure as a caddie for Louis Zabel, the head of the esteemed investment bank Keller Zabel, would lead to much bigger things.  “Jake is a guy who came from nothing, in Long Island, with a father who’s non-existent,” the actor explains.  “Jake was hired right out of business school and put into Keller Zabel as a proprietary trader, and starts trading his own account.  He works his way up the ladder and becomes Zabel’s right-hand man at a young age.”
 “When I took the movie I knew little of the world of finance – I didn’t know what a derivative was, I didn’t know stocks, bonds,” he continues.  “Oliver said, ‘If you want to do this you’d better get cracking [and do your homework],’ and I walked into a brokerage house office and asked them to set me up an account.” 
LaBeouf then dove into his research with zeal.  After what amounted to an intensive course in finance at various investment and trading houses, LaBeouf made a modest investment grow exponentially. He also passed his Series 7 test, becoming a licensed broker-dealer.
 “It is amazing. I come from poverty. My mother laughs about it all the time. She went on welfare; we had no money and now I’m trading upwards of $300,000 in the morning. It’s outrageous. It’s really outrageous.  My Mom’s happy as a clam,”  LaBeouf concludes on the current state of his career.
“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” opens September 29 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

WASHINGTON AND PINE ARE “UNSTOPPABLE”

 Denzel Washington and Chris Pine team up in the upcoming action-thriller “Unstoppable” directed by Tony Scott.  Washington and Pine play train engineers whose lives are put at risk in an attempt to stop an unmanned long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas enough to wipe out an entire city.
            Based on actual events, the story centers on an experienced train engineer, Frank Barnes (Washington) who’s about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks while Chris Pine plays Will Gordon,  the newbie conductor hired to replace him. 
            Chris Pine who starred in the blockbuster movie “Star Trek” likens both movies in a recent interview with MTV.  “It (“Unstoppable”) also has the genetic code of the summer tentpole movie.  It’s fun and action-packed. And it’s got some really interesting, complex characters to kind of anchor the whole thing.  And Tony always talked about how the movie was like a train.  Once it gets going, it just does not stop,” Pine shares.
            “Unstoppable” opens November 10 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Manila International Book Fair!

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is one of the longest-running book fairs in Asia. For three decades now, the event has continuously contributed to the reading awareness of the Filipino people. It has become a venue for members of the book industry to address market demands – institutional buyers walk alongside bibliophiles, publishers' representatives negotiate their latest titles with booksellers, publishers promote their books with their authors and artists – all these under one roof.

That's the Manila International Book Fair! Attended by over eighty thousand people, MIBF boasts of showcasing hundreds and thousand of books, magazines, periodicals, journals and other educational materials and equipment by 150 local and foreign exhibitors – it's the undisputed premiere book event in the country!


for more information and schedules you may check out their website!

Cine Europa! Starts Today!

Enjoy free movie from the cinema of the European Union! It opens today at the Shangri La Mall. Watch any of the movies and get a chance to win a free flight to Europe via KLM!

Here are the schedules for the screening:


  • September 10
    • 12:00 PM: Svetat E Golyam I Spasenie Debne Otysyakade (The World is Big & Salvation Lurks around the Corner) - Bulgaria
    • 3:00 PM: Vratne Lahve (Empties) - Czech Republic
    • 6:00 PM: Frytelig Lykkelig (Terribly Happy) - Denmark
    • 9:00 PM: Kielletty Hedelma (Forbidden Fruit) - Finland
  • September 11
    • 12:00 PM: Tout Est Pardonne (All is Forgiven) - France
    • 3:00 PM: Der Rauber (The Robber) - Germany / Austria
    • 6:00 PM: El Greco - Greece
    • 9:00 PM: Mio fratello e figlio unico (My Brother is an Only Child) - Italy
  • September 12
    • 12:00 PM: Hannahannah - The Netherlands
    • 3:00 PM: Mircea - Romania
    • 6:00 PM: Pokoj V Dusi (Soul at Peace) - Slovakia
    • 9:00 PM: El abuelo (The Grandfather) - Spain
  • September 13
    • 12:00 PM: Svarta Nejlikan (The Black Pimpernel) - Sweden
    • 3:00 PM: Marcello Marcello - Switzerland
    • 6:00 PM: An Education - United Kingdom
    • 9:00 PM: L'heure Zero (Towards Zero) - France
  • September 14
    • 12:00 PM: I soliti ignoti (Persons Unknown) - Italy
    • 3:00 PM: De Scheepsjongens Van Bontekoe (Storm Bound) - The Netherlands
    • 6:00 PM: Philantropique (Philantrophy) - Romania
    • 9:00 PM: Juana la loca (Mad Love) - Spain
  • September 15
    • 12:00 PM: Les Barons (The Barons) - Belgium
    • 3:00 PM: Svetat E Golyam I Spasenie Debne Otysyakade (The World is Big & Salvation Lurks around the corner) - Bulgaria
    • 6:00 PM: Vratne Lahve (Empties) - Czech Republic
    • 9:00 PM: Frytelig Lykkelig (Terribly Happy) - Denmark
  • September 16
    • 12:00 PM: Kielletty Hedelma (Forbidden Fruit) - Finland
    • 3:00 PM: Tout Est Pardonne (All is Forgiven) - France
    • 6:00 PM: Der Rauber (The Robber) - Germany / Austria
    • 9:00 PM: El Greco - Greece
  • September 17
    • 12:00 PM: Mio fratello e figlio unico (My Brother is an Only Child) - Italy
    • 3:00 PM: De Scheepsjongens Van Bontekoe (Strom Bound) - The Netherlands
    • 6:00 PM: Mircea - Romania
    • 9:00 PM: Pokoj V Dusi (Soul at Peace) - Slovakia
  • September 18
    • 12:00 PM: Juana la loca (Mad Love) - Spain
    • 3:00 PM: Svarta Nejlikan (The Black Pimpernel) - Sweden
    • 6:00 PM: Marcello Marcello - Switzerland
    • 9:00 PM: An Education - United Kingdom
  • September 19
    • 12:00 PM: Vratne Lahve (Empties) - Czech Republic
    • 3:00 PM: L'heure Zero (Towards Zero) - France
    • 6:00 PM: I soliti ignoti (Persons Unknown) - Italy
    • 9:00 PM: Hannahannah - The Netherlands

Katolikong Kabataan: The Nativity of Mary


Today we celebrate the Nativity of Mary, one of the feast days in the Liturgical year. This is also special to Catholics worldwide. For me, its also a day fro reflection if we are faithful to God like Mary put her whole faith and obeyed his command. Her life was also a life lived well and served as an inspiration for people even of different faiths, if she was not born, who will give birth to Jesus? Now its the 'Ber' months, its good to reflect on the works of Mary and what she has given to the world. 
If you do have time, please pray the Rosary, as you do offer a rose to the blessed virgin as she also prays with us and leads us to his son, Jesus.


REEL DEAL: SALT



Angelina did it again as she kicked butt hard with a dash of SALT. This movie is one of the awaited films this year and it did not disapoint its viewers as it proved to be worthy of being a action film to remember for life. SALT follows the life of a CIA Agent Evelyn Salt as she is set up into a spy conspiracy that involves a assasination attempt of a world leader, in an event they call Day X. This movie made me think that the USSR conspiracy is still alive and will leave you puzzed at first and craving for more at the end.

The film also stars , Liev Shcreiber, who also stared as Sabertooth from the X men origins: Wolverine, as Salt's partner in the CIA. Chiwetel Ejiofor is Peabody, who also works for the ONCIX  is on a mousehunt for the alleged spy. What made the chase more interesting is how Salt went into a transformation and also as a master of different arts. You will also love the transformations that she did in this movie, very sleek, classy yet shows an aura of a heroine.

One interesting fact is originally, Tom Cruise was the first pick to play (Edwin A.) Salt. But since Cruise has a lot of commitments at that time, so it was made into a role of Angelina. Angelina also made the stunts on this film by herself, proving that she is really one tough woman. The sequel for this one is awaited by fans and also did very well in the box office.
Deliberation time kids!

Movie summary in 3 lines:YOU ROCK SALT !
Technical Effects 5 out of 5 stars
(the truth is most of the stunts were done by Angelina herself plus the exhilarating scenes would leave you at the edge of your seats)
Plot 4 out of 5 stars (It ressurected the conspiracies!)
Popcornmeter (the rating if this movie would make you hungrier while watching) 5 out of 5 stars (Yes, I like to have SALT on my Popcorn please!)
Acting and Actors 4 out of 5 stars (Surprizingly unexpected)
DVD worthiness 5 out of 5 stars (It also comes with a SALT action barbie!)
Sequel worthiness 5 out of 5 stars (Maybe there will be PEPPER!)
Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars (Wickedly good that every scene is like a thread that is woven into a fine silk fabric, it has this fine balance of reality, mystery, action, romance and pre excitement)


special thanks to Resorts World Manila for inviting us for the premiere and alsothe opening of their cinemas
Resorts World Manila, and Newport Cinemas are located infront of NAIA 3 in Newport City.

Happy Birthday Blogger!

It has been 11 years since blogger started to invade the world wide web and I am fortunate to be with this site for more than 7 years now, meaning I started blogging since high school even up to now. I just found out recently that there is a Blogger Fiesta event for the people who blog using blogspot.com.

Kuya Azarel got some sponsors for the event. This was on Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street in Global City Taguig.  This Blogger event was attended by more than 80 bloggers in Manila, including me. It was a night filled with fun talk as everyone would introduce themselves and give their sites. There was also also three speakers (Jonel Uy, Fritz Villafuerte, and Jomar Hillario). Gieser Mclang also gave away items as it has been one of the agencies that actively invite bloggers to their events.

Also kuya Az officially launched the Manila Bloggers' Network which is also a good time since most of the bloggers ae present. It was a very fun night with Pizzas by Greenwich, Krispy kreme Doughnuts, Goldilocks Pastries, and Yum Burgers from Jollibee. Also there are also invividual blogger who gave away prizes that made it more like a early Christmas party. Nevertheless, it was very fun, informative and also exciting as the blog scene in Manila is now in a bigger and connected network.

We look forward in having another blogger fiesta! And again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOGGER!

ANNE & JAKE HIGH ON “LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS"

 Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway previously left jaws dropped in the adult movie “Brokeback Mountain.” Years later, after both leaped from one box-office hit to another, Gyllenhaal and Hathaway reunite in the upcoming romantic comedy “Love And Other Drugs” for a slap of the awe-stunning realities in adult relationships.

Directed by Edward Zwick and based on Jamie Reidy’s humorous memoir “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman,” the movie tells the story of Reidy’s stint as Pfizer salesman in the 1990s. As a salesman for Pfizer and considered to be the Jerry Maguire of the prescriptive drug world, Reidy (played by Gyllenhaal) gets involved with Maggie (Hathaway) who won’t let anything or anyone tie her down.

Romancing each other within the political and social context of medical breakthroughs, Jamie and Maggie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

“Love and Other Drugs” opens January 2011 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (Phils.)

Philippine creative economy takes center stage in Mexico City

Philippine Embassy in Mexico, PTIC work with ABS-CBN Global and CANACINE to highlight opportunities between PH and Mexican creative industr...

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