Ariel Experts vs 100

The Ariel Experts vs. 100 Challenge proves that even experts can get confused between what’s new and what’s old when it’s washed with Ariel.

The exciting challenge pitted clothing experts Metropole Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Inc. and Bench against 100 guests in answering questions on fashion, laundry and in trying to identify the difference between a new shirt and an old one stained and washed 10 times with Ariel.

Even the two clothing experts had a hard time figuring it out because Ariel Oxybleach has a unique oxybleach system that removes tough stains so well (even without scrubbing with a bar and brush!) that it can give clothes the care it needs to keep looking like new.

“With Ariel, our focus has always been to provide the latest detergent technology to moms to give them the perfect clean that they’ve always wanted,” said Ariel Country Marketing Manager, Danish Rahman.

Its time Barangay PILIPINAS, VOTE!

May bilog may bilog na hugis itlog...

It was just a few month after the first automated elections in the country, and now we have this for the local Barangay but unlike the promising system we went back to the manual counting since its on the smaller scale.  But what happened? There were a past problems that surfaced on this year's Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan's election. Aside from the manual count of ballots. There are also series of violence and mass (and obvious) vote buying at this level! This does stink to think that there salary is not that extravagant to spend a lot of money and effort to hold position. 

I did ask some people on what they think of the Sanguniang Kabataan, if they are worth keeping or not. And unanimously, all of them agreed to remove them from the structure since they dont provide sufficient and long term benefit to the youth of the Barangay. If ever they would it would be really really rare. My cousin ran and won as SK chairwoman and now my niece is running for Kagawad. I don't expect that they will do good or bad, but to think that it more of a bane than a boon.

But one thing is for sure for now, if there are still a lot of problem in the roots (Barangays), absolutely there is the problem of the whole society. We oust people in higher positions yet on our local levels we have people who do similar and unlawful ways. Changes must come from the grassroots itself and after that the country will. 

If you have voted to the candidate worthy of you vote, do so.
If have not, due to infinite list of reasons, just try to do what is right and follow the law.
We are the only nation that have this system in the government, 
now lets prove that this is worth keeping for.

FUNKY Bowling at SM!

Its my first time to bowl... 
what happened? read on...

Bowling has been a very old sport which dates back to the times of kings and queens. And as time passes, bowling rules did not change that much but only the type of competition and scoring. You can just roll the ball into ten pins and knock them off, seems easy to some, yet a challenge for many. But there is only a standard in bowling that is to roll the ball into the paved aisle and thats it. It might have grew to be a boring sport because the mechanics were too simple. Now comes the juicy part... Now to put a whole new twist to the rolling and bowling game is what thy call FUNKY BOWLING. This style changes and challenges the players, both professionals and amateurs, to get that strike. Have you tried to bowl between your knees? How about bowling while kneeling? being blindfolded? Or even with your feet?  We got to experience this type of game at SM Bowling center at the Mall of Asia. It was definitely a night to remember with the lanes that have the disco feel and neon colored balls that glow in the dark!

What I know that there are pro and first timers (like me) who went there and tried out this new style.  I got the position to bowl in between the legs and also bowl between the legs standing on the aisle. Looks easy but the tragic thing is I never even got to take down a single pin! EPIC FAIL indeed! However, the night was really fun as also others were struggling to get a strike at their positions. Yes, it will be a memorable day for me for failing to strike or bowl a pin down (even a single one!) on my first time to bowl but really had fun with blogger friends.
You might also try to get into the bowling alley to try this one. SM bowling center will also have its Halloween funky bowling this October. Enjoy free face painting, Wii, Rockband, photo booth, trick or drink, and many many more! For more info check out their fan page.


Inspired by actual events, “Unstoppable” is an adrenaline rush fueled by director Tony Scott’s signature mark of propulsive action rooted in the reality of ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. A veteran train engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) race the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train – effectively a missile the size of a skyscraper -- and prevent disaster in a heavily populated area.

As Frank and Will face imminent danger, their one solace is the voice of Yardmaster Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) over the radio. Stationed back at Mingo Yard, where the runaway locomotive began as a simple coaster, Connie is a voice of reason and direction throughout the chaos. “Connie represents a different face of the railroad,” says screenwriter Bomback. “She is someone who could eventually become part of the executive ranks because she’s extremely capable and used railroading as an opportunity to take control of her fate.”
“Connie is a strong woman,” says actress Rosario Dawson. “She is confident and assertive without being arrogant or bitchy which is an absolute necessity if you want to be successful in a traditionally male role. The train yard is definitely a man’s world.”
“It was a challenge to make sure that Connie’s voice could be heard by all the men around her,” she continues. “Not just the men she supervises, but also the corporate executives. She has to be heard and accepted because lives are always at stake in her job.”

Even before Connie learns that a train has left her yard unmanned that brisk morning, her day is off to a less than stellar start. As she arrives late for work, she encounters an insipid safety inspector from the Federal Railroad Administration sent to assist her in hosting a field trip of elementary school children learning about train safety, a time-consuming endeavor about which she is wholly unenthusiastic. When the assistant yardmaster finds humor in her misery, she’s further discouraged and realizes this day is going to be particularly long. If she only knew.

“She’s the voice of reason in very dramatic circumstances,” adds Dawson. “Even though she has to follow the protocol outlined in some dusty manual, she has to get a grip, think on her feet and move forward and make decisions with a confidence she doesn’t necessarily have when it comes to a train the size of the Chrysler Building moving like a missile into dense population.”
All three lead actors admit that the unstoppable train – the 777 – steals every scene. “The 777 is the real star of the movie,” says Washington. “It’s the shark in ‘Jaws.’ It’s the monster in the room that’s going to destroy people, towns -- anything and everything in its path. Chris Pine and I are just side men. It’s all about the train, that’s why it’s called Unstoppable.”

“Connie and her team back at the Yardstation are looking at a wall of blinking lights,” explains Dawson. “Every one of those lights is someone’s home, a farm, a school, a business. Frank and Will are out there watching the actual houses and businesses blur past them. They’re driving backwards down the track in a train that’s rattling so much it’s almost falling apart. But they don’t need us to be scared for them; they need us to provide information so that they can make educated choices. Each group has its vision of what it’s experiencing and it’s only by communicating that the two worlds blend.”

Dawson (Yardmaster Connie Hooper) has garnered praise for her numerous leading roles with today’s hottest film actors and directors, making her one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading ladies. Dawson received a Satellite Award for her performance as Mimi Marquez in the film “Rent.” She was honored again in 2007 at ShoWest, where she was named Supporting Actress of the Year.

Recently awarded as Best Actress in a Motion Picture at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in “Seven Pounds” (opposite Will Smith) and the Half-Life Award at the 2008 Cine Vegas International Film Festival alongside Don Cheadle, Viggo Mortensen and Sam Rockwell, Dawson’s other notable films include the hit teen movie “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief,” “Eagle Eye,” “Killshot,” “Grindhouse,” “Death Proof,” “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “Alexander,” “Shattered Glass,” “25th Hour,” “He Got Game” and “Men in Black 2.”
“Unstoppable” opens November 12 (Friday) in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

REEL DEAL: The Social Network

What goes on in the mind of the youngest billionaire in the world? Cause I wanna be a billionaire so freakin' bad! Facebook as the biggest social network in the world had made its mark in history for it revolutionize the new age internet. Now, the most interesting thing is its founders and co-founders. The bright minds that came from Harvard University, not even in their 30's made a revolution that swept the world. 

Although it is not a biography of the acclaimed billionaire, it does shows the start of the multi-billion dollar internet site from college houses that host only a few people. The real test here is friendship that has been shattered by ambitions and most of all money. Kinda ironic that the site promotes good will and friendship is what you will see is the opposite.

Pretty interesting things were actually facts (you can just search that if they are true), and even if you don't have the mind of Zuckerberg. You will 'like' this and know that its not always the grown ups (I mean the seniors) who is the only rich and freaky. Justin Timberlake played Sean Parker, the founder of napster. And the future spiderman (Andrew Garfield) also made a perfect fit with Mark Z.(Jesse Eisenberg). Another thing to watch out for is Disney talent Branda Song, she made a made a big transformation here. Not really of the family movie, but will make you write an inspired profile status. So be a fan!

Deliberation time kids!

Movie summary in 3 lines: Facebook Likes This!
Technical Effects 4 out of 5 stars 
(good but I thought I was watching a sci-fi movie than a drama)
Plot 5 out of 5 stars (facebook. period.)
Popcornmeter (the rating if this movie would make you hungrier while watching) 4 out of 5 stars (Appletini, anyone?)
Acting and Actors 4 out of 5 stars (Spiderman was one of the cast?!)
DVD worthiness 4 out of 5 stars (it has a 'like' button on it)
Sequel worthiness 4 out of 5 stars 
(how about how mark zuckerberg childhood and why is he addicted to computers?)
Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars (facebook addicts must watch, so that means you!)

Ripe Tomatoes at McKiney Hill

Always IMITATED but never DUPLICATED…from the station that drives…The country’s Original Musicfest…THE DRIVE 99.5 RT PRESENTS RIPE TOMATOES 2010Friday, October 22 at the VENICE PIAZZA in McKinley Hill Taguig.and enjoy Live Performances bySANDWICH, KJWAN, SINOSIKAT, ROOTS OF NATURE, PEDICAB, BENTO, SESSION ROAD & SUGARFREE starting at 8pmRIPE TOMATOES 2010 - Friday, October 22at the VENICE PIAZZA in McKinley Hill Taguig.Get up close and personal with your favorite RT jocks and experience the DRIVE LIVE and IN YOUR FACE…RIPE TOMATOES 2010 is brought to you byHarry’s Bar at the Venice Piazza in McKinley HillPANOXYL – The proven pimple treatment. Benzoyl peroxide is the generic name of Panoxyl. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.and the station that is always IMITATED but never DUPLICATED – THE DRIVE 99.5 RT

Mentos Fresh Burst Geyser Event!

I love Mentos, I also love Coke. What happens if you mix them together? That is why I am trying to prove when I went to the mentos and coke event for the most number of soda geysers. The last record was held by Mexico last June and now, it the Pinoys turn to take a shot at this unquie but fun activity.

Blog Action Day YO H20! (Blah blah bogs special edition)

special edition
Yo! H2O

Yeah, as a living person, you should, I mean you must already know the importance of water for yo and to the whole world. Without it, we all die, as in all living creatures. Its the main component that helped us to evolve. It shaped the great continents and formed nations. Its the reason why we have rain, snow, haze, fog and even storms. It nurtured the plants and animals that we humans change into our own food, going into many processes and finally to you.

Now even with our wastes, water also takes care of that. From cleaning our bodies to help decompose organic materials and using them as a nutrient for plants and animals, the endless cycle is what brought us here to this time. Now, the bad thing is, as humans progress, we also neglect the value of water. In poor and undeveloped nations and remote areas, water is scarce and even expensive. Many people die due to dehydration and other water related incidents than war. So it had also been an endless battle for us to make this necessity available for all and most of all safe.

Now, the problem is many of our people today have lost the value of water to our daily lives and also made the worst pollution of it. Now how are you as a person is doing your share? Don't look to big companies if you don't looked at yourself and also realize that you are also a contributor to  this mess. I know I have, yet I keep on looking at all that I can to be more of a water solution contributor than a waster, which does not sound right, yet it calls for action from us to do what WE can do. We do have people who can work on those large cases. And if everybody in the world would follow this. Everything good will be followed. Like water that flows, we must also be moved to change our world. 

You know the drill, yet you might be hesitant or just plain lazy...
like stagnant water, bugs will hatch there and ruin your life...

Blah Blah Blogs: XXX Day!

Ten Ten Ten

In Japanese and Chinese  Ten means Heaven, so what would happen on the date that is a triple ten. It is also a 'rare' event as this date only happens once a century. Now as many people believe that it is also a lucky day. So I also made a list of what made this day a date to remember.  

  1. MY PLURK KARMA REACHED 100  - at long last, after a year and 3 months I have finally reached Karma 100 on plurk, after all the karma downs, i'm so happy to reach this stage.
  2. THE MESSAGE AT THE MASS WAS SO INSPIRING- yes, thank you, and praise the Lord... the words the priest wants us to speak always. This will make our lives happy and also meaningful... beautiful isn't?
  3. I ATTENDED A COSPLAY EVENT-otaku expo reload, stayed until the end with cosplay pals, such a fun day indeed!
  4. I'M  PREPARING FOR MY COMIC LAUNCH - insiprations keep on rushing as I prepare for the launch of krisis komix on November 13, hope you will be there too.
  5. I'M  GETTING READY FOR THE SEMBREAK - but first, finals. Its really pressuring me, but I can manage. Anticipation for the break consoles my weary heart.
  6. REFORMATTING MY NETBOOK TO JOLICLOUD- my laptop just crashed with the old OS but I am trying Jolicloud, cool but takes to long to boot.
  7. LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE READERS- I noticed the increase in readers in the past month, hope to have more this months and the future too.
  8. I REALIZE TO FINISH THE BOOK I WAS WRITING- its already 4 years but I am not yet finished with the book I was writing. Now I felt inspired, and sembreak is coming time to get to work.
  9. I HAVE PLANS FOR THE NEXT CONVENTION - I am aiming to dress up as a vampire, no not Edward Cullen, but Slayer from Guilty Gear XX. He is so refined yet deadly! 
  10. EXCITED ABOUT TEN (THE EVENING NEWS) ON TV5 - I just got news, or notification that is about TEN, hope that they will back on the air. I am a proud TENer and hope to meet my fellow TENers in the coming days(?), or weeks perhaps.

Ten-ten-ten gave me a lot to think and to do for this week and for the following days ahead. I hope to attend to all of them and also meet my goals. It was not really a day of instant luck, but of things to ponder about that will actually lead me into opportunities and also make me a better person. So how was your ten-ten-ten?

The Galleon Trade is here in Manila!

The Philippines, the First ASEAN Culture Capital 2010–2011, will host the International Día del Galeón Festival 2010: Connecting Continents. With a 250-year history that connected four continents, the Galleon Trade was an essential trade route that served as a vessel for cultural exchange.

The trade involved 250-year-old ships called galleons, which were built by expert Filipino seafarers out of Philippine hardwood.

"The whole world knows about the Silk Route, the Amber Road, but what about the Galleon Trade? For more than 250 years, the Philippines was the center of the world, with Asian, European and Latin American goods being traded on its very soil," the NCCA said.
It added, "Via the galleon, Mexican chocolate was brought to Asia, Spanish music was brought to the Philippines, and the world was introduced to Philippine abaca and flowers like the ylang-ylang."


A galleon named Andalucia is said to be the first vessel to have successfully gone around the world.Two hundred and fifty years later, a replica of the galleon sets sail for the Philippines in an effort to highlight the country's role in global trade and cultural exchange.

The new ship, built by the Fundacion Nao Victoria in Spain, will be docked at Pier 13 in Manila from October 6 to 9, 2010.
"Inside the galleon, everything is a replica from the 17th century, from the furniture to everything else. Everything was studied, we even tried to copy the commands (used by the ship's controls) from documents," said Fundacion Nao Victoria's Ignacio Fernandez in Spanish, as translated by Guadalupe Fernandez Morente.
He added, "When they get to see the replica, people will feel how people sailing in the galleon lived in the ship. We hope everybody can enjoy the galleon."
It will serve as the centerpiece for the first international Dia del Galeon Festival, which aims to "assess the impact of the Galleon Trade as a vessel of cultural transmission across the continents of Asia, Americas, Africa and Europe in terms of food, agriculture, arts, customs, knowledge and world views."
Dia del Galeon festival director Cecile Guidote Alvarez noted that Filipinos have already expressed "much excitement and interest" over Andalucia's arrival, and is hoping that more people will take part in the events they have lined up this year.
"We want to recharge connectivity and relive history. We also want Filipinos to take pride in their heritage and creativity," she said, adding that they are also aiming for the "advancement of the welfare of Filipino seafarers."
Sen. Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Dia del Galeon festival, said, "We want to come back to these past centuries to remind ourselves of our rich history. Connectedness, that's what we're commemorating."

Asked about the relevance of the centuries-old galleon to modern-day living, Angara said, "The same exchange is actually taking place today, (only through different means)."
The Spanish community, meanwhile, has also commended the Philippines for spearheading the world's first Dia del Galeon festival.
Maria Molina, representative of the Spanish Embassy of the Philippines, said Andalucia serves as a "tool of cultural diplomacy" and "marvelous way to celebrate our past."

(news from abs cbn website)

Here is there schedule...

The Galeon Andalucia is a replica of the 17th century Galleon. Guest can hop on-board and jump into history!

WHERE:   PIER 13, SOUTH HARBOR, MANILA (Next to Manila Hotel)
October 6  1:00 pm - 4:00pm
October 7 9:00am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
October 8 8:00am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
October 9 8:00am-12:00pm
DAILY SCHEDULE (except october 6,9)
9:00am-12:00pm – LARGE GROUPS
9:00am-4:00pm PUBLIC
For Groups of 30 or more, email us your information and desired time between 9:00am-12:00pm. If there are no slots available, we will give you an afternoon schedule.

There is no need for reservation for individuals and groups with less than 30 people
Children under eight years old are not allowed due to safety reasons. Children under twelve need to be chaperoned
The Capacity of the Boat is 100 at a time, and guests will be asked to queue in line. Please expect some waiting.
For large groups and walk ins, it is suggested that you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot. Late comers will be bumped off their slot
Some walking will be required from the registration to the boat, we advise that you are as comfortable as possible. 
There will be waiting area where guests can view an exhibit, mural paintings and information on the Galleon Trade. Also, there will be a creative trade fair selling indigenous arts and crafts, and items from around the world.

There is no ample parking at the pier, however there will be some at Quirino Grandstand.

E-mail Abi Portillo at with your information including: day, time, number of guests, contact information. 

The Galeon Andalucia is a replica of the 17th century Galleon. Guest can hop on-board and jump into history!

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REEL DEAL: Resident Evil After Life

It was my first time to see the Resident Evil series in a movie house, because I always watch it in HBO or other movie channels (of course cuts are already applied) And I was anticipating a different kind of experience with this one as it said to follow the original plot from the game. Also for this version, it also incorporates the newest 3D technology for cinemas (however, the one I watched was not in 3D... too bad)

As I could see it, this one is kinda weak in terms of the plot. Not that I have known the origibnal story, but the other elements are so predictable and was too focused  more in the effects. Also a heartbreaking fact is there are a lot of scenes that one may notice to be too immprobable in reality and physics. The effect however was good and did justify the ambiance of a world filled with zombies.

It seems like a simple family movie plus a lot of bloody violence. Prepare your heart though, since it suspense at is was originally created. I'm currently confused if this may or may not have another sequel. The effort was good but we need more entertainment...
Deliberation time kids!

Movie summary in 3 lines: Plants vs Zombies!
Technical Effects 3 out of 5 stars
(Still decent technical effects, altough it puposely made slow motions to ephasize 3D effects)
Plot 1 out of 5 stars (I know what will happen in the first place)
Popcornmeter (the rating if this movie would make you hungrier while watching) 2 out of 5 stars (Do you want zombies with that?)
Acting and Actors 3 out of 5 stars (fair enough)
DVD worthiness 3 out of 5 stars (given you have a 3D TV)
Sequel worthiness 3 out of 5 stars (works fine with me)
Overall Rating 3 out of 5 stars (Kinda sad since it does have nice effects, but it really seems awkward with the plot, hope they learn from these mistakes)

Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run 2010!

BlueWater Day Spa’ Innovating Wholeness Fun Run

Run with BlueWater Day Spa’s newest faces: SAM MILBY and MIKAELA LAGDAMEO-MARTINEZ together with current endorsers Karylle Tatlonghari, Akihiro Sato and Boom Labrusca. They will participate alongside our Innovating Wholeness Icons: Coach Rio dela Cruz, Daniel Matsunaga and Fabio Ide, with the special participation of Sen. Pia Cayetano, Kiko Rustia Coach Alfrancis Chua and 40 Brazilian Model-Endorsers. Remember the date October 17, 2010 – 5AM at the Seaside, SM Mall of Asia. Also enjoy a soothing massage after the race!

Distances of : 3K – P500, 5K – P600, 10K – P700

Race Kits include:
Singlet, Towel, Race Bibs, Race Map, and Drawstring
bags with lots of freebies and a Blue Water Day Spa Run singlet!

You may also go to these participating outliets for cash registration:
  • Time ( in SM Mall of Asia and Greenbelt )
  • Rox ( in Bonifacio High Street )
  • Columbia ( in Greenbelt 5 )
  • Rest Toe Run ( in Gateway Mall )
For questions please e-mail:
or visit the website

BlueWater Day Spa holds singlet designing contest for Fun Run

            BlueWater Day Spa encourages participants to join the 'Jazz Up Your Singlet' contest as part of the BlueWater Day Spa 'Innovating Wholeness' Fun Run which will be held on October 17, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds Seaside.

            As part of BlueWater Day Spa's celebration of beauty and wellness, the 'Jazz Up Your Singlet' contest enables runners to channel beauty into their own singlets by being able to design it themselves. They can unleash their creativity in a lot of artistic ways like drawing, painting, or putting sequins or buttons on it, provided that the BlueWater Day Spa logo remains untouched.

            Registered participants are all welcome to join the contest. One singlet is equivalent to one entry. Contest winners will get special gift certificates from BlueWater Day Spa and they will have the chance to model their singlets in the fitness catwalk. Consolation prizes are also up for grabs to 100 finalists.

1. Open to all registration of the Blue Water Spa Run.
2. Participants must jazz up the singlet provided run the race kit by using all kinds of materials 
(ribbons, lace, sequins etc.) The entire singlet maybe decorated and jazzed up provided the blue water day spa run logo is not covered and should be completely seen and highlighted.
3. In order to participate to the contest participant must wear the jazzed up singlet during the race.
4. The criteria for judging: Originality of: Design – 25% Creativity – 25% (use of decoration materials), Adherance to theme – 15% Overall Impact – 35%
5. A total of 100 finalists will be asked to do the fashion show at the end run. Each finalist will be given 15 seconds to wear and show off their creation in the cat walk.
6. Prizes: c/o Blue Water Day Spa.