Blah Blah Blogs: BONIFACIO what?!


Bonifacio Day ...
again...
so... what are we celebrating?
no work or classes (yesterday due to the move on the date)?
Double pay (for call centers)?
Wreath laying ceremonies (for government offiials)?
It is actually his birthday today.

We might not even know what is so important about this date... yes you ma know that it is Bonifacio day
thats it. We have the impression that Andres Bonifacio is a bolo-wielding Katipunero with red pants and a camiso de chino. But he was not always what we know as "a tapang a tao, walang takot" (brave & fearless). He was actually a man of character and education, although ulike Rizal, he did read a lot of books even of Rizal which he mentioned that gave him the inspiration to fight. Bonifacio was not able to see the Philippines in full independence unlike Emilio Aguinaldo who died decades after the independence from America. He was betrayed and killed on a mountain in Cavite. More than a century now, there is still a debate if he was the first president of the Republic and also who is worthy to be proclaimed as the national hero. 
Almost everywhere in the Philippines, there is a place that has the 'Rizal' name, but 'Bonifacio' also comes in second. It is a good alternative than having everything in the name of Jose. But what happened now that these words associated with Andres Bonifacio has been known for oher things and most of the unheroic, here are some samples...

  • Katipunan - street where Ateneo is located
  • Bonifacio - the global city and high street.
  • Cedula - is a need especially for work
  • Balintawak - the usual market for double dead meat (bocha)

Bonifacio's life is more than bravery of the bolo against guns but also the will that caused the Katipunan storm that led to the country's independence. We need to have someone like him to make another wave against the current problems that keeps our country captive.  We do not detrone Rizal as the national hero but must see his traits that we can learn a lot.

Think like Rizal, Act like Bonifacio.
Patuloy ang Katipunan, handa ka bang sumama?

After 5 years...

101 New York Collection

101 New York ushers the Holiday season with an homage to the future with a glimpse of the glamour era of the past. Entering into a time of futurism, 101 New York brings in fresh takes on anything slick and elegant from the bygone days of 1920’s New York. It is about escape, explore, and shine. It is a tasteful and glamorous celebration of the future.


A chic, futuristic, and elegant spirit is epitomized in the Holiday collection. For men, the classic peacoat is re-interpreted in the most comfortable cotton twill, the length is cropped to create a more contemporary appeal and cut close to the body for a more defined look. The tuxedo shirt, which was worn only in black-tie events, is revamped to a more casual, yet, sophisticated cut with fabric combinations and paired up with coated dark denim pants, perfect for a night prowl in the city.



For ladies, soft jersey dresses are draped to lend a romantic mood reminiscent of Vionnet’s bias cut dresses to emphasize feminine charm and sophistication. The shoulders and neck are highlighted with a playful application of beads, sequins, rhinestones, glittery embroideries for a classic sensuality that exudes the thrill of holiday partying with glamour and passion!



101 New York lets the good times roll and brings glamour back this Holidays.

Check out the latest 101 New York Holiday collection in boutiques located at Ayala Trinoma, Marquee Mall, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA Annex, SM Fairview, SM Sta. Mesa, Robinsons Place Ermita, Landmark Makati and Trinoma, Men’s Wear Department of SM Department Stores in Makati, Megamall, North EDSA and Mall of Asia.

Blah Blah Blogs Lotto Loco U!



NO WINNER


Yan ang nais mong makita kapag dumaan ka sa isang lotto outlet tungkol sa resulta ng 6/55 grand lotto. Sa ngayon nasa higit kumulang P600 milyon na ang premyo sa naturang laro ng tsamba at matinding swerte. Ito na nga ang pinakamalaking papremyo sa kasaysayan ng laro at sa buong bansa. Isipin mo nga na sa isang iglap, maari kang maging higit sa kalahating-bilyonaryo mula sa buhay mo ngayon. Isang bagay na bihirang mangyari sa higit na 92 na milyon na Pilipino ngayon.

Pero sino kaya ang makakakuha nun? Ako rin ay interesado sa larong ito pero sinigurado ko na hindi ako lalagpas saaking buget, isang taya kada laro at sapat na. Ayon sa probability ang tyansa ng panalo sa ganitong uri ng lotto ay aabot ng 1 sa 28, 989, 675.  Mas malaki pa ang tyansa na mataaan ka ng kidlat sa ganitong pagkakataon. Pero mas mainam na na ang maging isang probability kaysa sa wala. Kung tutuusin, sa PSCO din mapupunta ang pondo. Na nakita ko naman ay nakaktulong sa mga mahihirap dahil minsan umabot din sa punta na kami ay humini ng tulong sa nasabing ahensya. 

Malaking palaisipan kung ano ang magagawa mo sa higit na kalahating biyong piso. Siguro halata sa akin kapag ako ang nanalo, dahil maari na hindi na ako mag blog at hindi na rin ako makikita ng aking mga kaibigan. At malamang ay magiging kaibigan ko silang lahat kahit ang mga kaaway ko. Yan ang kapangyarihan ng pera. Harinawa na kung ako ma'y palarin sana ay hindi ako masilaw at magbago ang ugali dahil sa aking kalagayan. Pero malay natin, iba na kapag naroon ka na sa sitwasyon. Malamang nagparetoke na rin ako at nagpalit ng pangalan. Marami pa akong pwedeng gawin, pero malayo pa rin ang estado ko sa paanan nina Lucio Tan at Henry Sy. 
Bukas ay may isa na namang draw, good luck sa ating lahat, nagbawas na nga tayo ng minumum na bente na taya na i-times mo sa milyong Pinoy na "nagbabasakali" na mahagipan ng suwerte. Nais mo pa bang makita ang NO WINNER sign, o handa ka na bang mabago ang buhay mo...?
So bilang isa sa 28,989,675 na probability para sa higit sa kalahating BILYON, hindi masama ang pumusta, pero ito na ay magiging masama kapag hawak na nito ang takbo ng buhay mo. 
Bilang public service, handa na rin akong mag post ng mga winning numbers...


Grand Lotto 6/55

04-41-40-55-42-45

Php 633,911,065.20, no winner
Draw Date: 11/24/2010

Kaya sali na tayong lahat sa Lotto Loco U!

WINNERS' CIRCLE!

I was recently invited by a good friend Jayson Biadog on his celebration of the Winners Circle winners at Wendy's Boni. It was an event that he organized by himself. He is actually really one cool blogger as he himself is a winner in many different ways, and most especially in winning contest. Now, he wants to share this to fellow bloggers both old and new. My blog is even older than his but he was actively joining contest in the past that he was able to go to Singapore and date a beauty queen there.

Now, for this event he gathered fellow bloggers to celebrate the winners of the Winners' Circle contest in his blog. But it feels that all who attended the event are already winners in their own way as they are also successful and also has their own story to share. Most of them are new bloggers and mommy bloggers. Present in the event were Jonel Uy and Ms. Janette Toral who also shared their wisdom about blogging.


It was indeed fun to meet new bloggers at that time. Hope to meet them in the coming events!




KAOS, a musical masterpice showing at Resorts World Manila!

I am very excited that Resorts World Manila has a new attraction right now that will showcase a world-class entertainment like KAOS. This Spectacle is like a fusion of luxurious Las Vegas and the Musicality of Broadway. Featuring world-class Pinoy talents such as Gian Magdangal, Martha Joy (Phil-Canadian actress), and Joel Trinidad to name a few. A very interesting and thrilling story that we could watch out for.
These three strong cast are sure to captivate audiences with their performance of original songs that are specially created for the production, with no less than the Manila Symphony Orchestra providing the musical score.Central to the story is the title character, KAOS, who happens to be a real, live rare white lion!

KAOS is part of the menagerie of world-famous animal performers which are specially trained by the Spanish master illusionist Enrique Polo, who will also be part of the show along with his lions and tigers.

There will be breathtaking acrobats from China and the Power Duo, a world renowned act from Belarus, who will test the limits of physical endurance with their very riveting performances.

Gravity will be defied by stunt motorcyclists from Spain will in the astounding Cycle of Life. Performers from South America, Human Time Machine, will showcase superb balance and synchronization.

Behind this mind-blowing theater show is a world class production team:
  • Andrew Botha from South Africa - designer of the magnificent set pieces
  • Liudmila Karpinka - seasoned costume designer who brought to life beautifully detailed and elaborate medieval and futuristic costumes of the story
  • Khmelnytsky Oleksandr and Donchanka Nataliya - veterans of various Star Cruises productions who collaborated on the amazing choreography
KAOS will be shown starting Dec. 1, 2010 at Newport Performing Arts Theater inside Resorts World Manila. It will be shown eight times weekly inside the 1,500 seater theater that boasts of the largest LED wall ever built in this country, together with state-of-the-art lights and sounds technology. Newport Performing Arts Theater, a magnificent performance venue is part of Resorts World Manila, an integrated leisure destination in the Philippines where guests can shop, dine, play and enjoy excellent live entertainment daily.

Screening: Wednesdays 8:00pm Thursdays 8:00pm Fridays 9:00pm Saturdays 2:00pm and 8:00pm Sundays 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: Upper Balcony Php 988.00 Balcony Php 1, 188.00 Deluxe Php 1, 888.00 Premiere Php 2, 688.00 VIP Php 2, 888.00

Frenzy's Make Your Move Dance Competition

In celebration of the World A.I.D.S. (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Day on December 1, 2010, a special dance competition dubbed “Make Your Move” will kick off at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Music Hall at 10:00AM on the same day. College students and call center agents can participate in this one-day dance competition with over PHP 175,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

To join, simply form a group with a minimum of eight (8) members up to a maximum of twelve (12) members to a dance group. Members may be all male, all female, or a combination of both. All dancers must be bona fide college students or currently employed as call center agents/officers. Groups may simply fill up the registration form, bring valid IDs for verification purposes and a video of the dance choreography.

The dance routine should not be more than 5 minutes and must incorporate “AIDS Awareness” as a theme. All requirements should be submitted to On Ground Activation, Co (see contact details below).

P100,000 awaits the champion while the first runner up gets P50,000 and the second runner up will take home P25,000. Plus, all non-winning dance groups will get a consolation prize of P5,000 each. The group with the most number of contingent/supporters will receive P20,000.

This special event is just one of the many advocates of Frenzy to promote awareness for AIDS. Frenzy believes that disseminating proper information about AIDS is just one of the many ways to stop the spread of this worldwide killer. This special dance competition/event is part of the company’s campaign towards that goal. 

“We’re proud to showcase the best talents of the Filipino youth as we celebrate World AIDS Day. Filipinos are very talented and we want to be instrumental in spreading awareness about AIDS in a wholesome and fun way. Make Your Move is literally, a step in the right direction” says Norman Campoy, Brand Manager for Frenzy.


For more details, you may get in touch with Judy Perez at 895-2561/09063193537 or Eula Capidos at 0915987171 of On Ground Activation.


You may also find us at Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/makeyourmovedance

Blah Blah Blogs: NU Rock On Until Infinity



NU 107.5
home of new rock
(1987-2010)

Another institution in the radio industry just left the airwaves, NU 107 the premiere rock music station that helped discovered Pinoy rock and alternative artists had closed down to be changed into a "masa" station. This move was a corporate decision yet, many people are sad to hear that for the sake of business, quality OPM music will never be the same. Honestly, I not really an avid listener but I do wish that they would kept it  since there is also the silent majority who listens to them. The "masa" stations as they pose a threat to Pinoy radio as a form of all Pop and  many has joined the bandwagon. In the past decade, there is not of this format but if it will continue, all stations would actually sound the same, no diversity, now that is boring.


And though NU is now off the air, it will rock on until infinity in the hearts of its listeners and artist!

Pinoy Leads The Amazing Race Asia Season 4!


Pinoy Power leads the Amazing Race Asia this season 4, aside from featuring Misibis Bay as one of the locations for the race. Tessa Prieto-Valdez was part of the welcoming committee for the contestants. I got A chance to view the next episode of the Amazing Race Asia Season 4 at the National Sports Grill together with bloggers and other friends of the contestants. There are actually two Pinoy Teams, (The Two Richards and the girl tandem of Lani and Jess. 
For this episode, they now travel to New Zealand, and face the challenges of the wide fields of milking cows and of  snow-capped mountains. There there was the race on how to get to the destination with flights limited and has delays up to hours in the airport. The challenges that face them are the great bungee drop or a very, I mean VERY big swing that I have second thoughts of doing. Also they faced the challenge of sawing lumber the old fashion way. This challenge also used a lot of time for the other teams to catch up. The one of the last challenges is the Rugby football which is also a test of skill and agility. At the end of this leg of the race, the Richards were the one who made it first. Yet with their teamwork, I think they have a very good chance of winning!

with Lani, sweet yet very competitive!
PDA stars also joined in for the event
Bugoy Drilon spotted! 
Team Pinoy (and an excess baggage LOL)
I want that laptop case!
another exciting race!

Now, we hope that in this season, Pinoys will be the ones to make it first!

Discovering Fun and Facts at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center!

Knowledge is definitely power especially when it is applied at an early age, and what better way to condition young minds into thinking and critical brains is to expose them to fact about the world. Yes, there are a lot of books available in the market and bookstores, however it would be best that we can experience them so we could and also know how to apply them. It is good to know that there are places of learning wherein we can encounter these facts and work young minds into interested individuals.
Aside from the museums and libraries, there are also centers for science and technology like the Nido Science Discovery Center at the Mall of Asia that caters to these needs. I recently got the chance to experience the facility as it is filled with a lot of things that even I at my age is still a new learning for me. The main attraction of the center is the Planetarium that has the latest technology in showing films and presentation using the dome as the screen like most planetariums but more clearer and with surround sound.
The kids will also like the interactive games and features that corresponds to the topic being discussed. There is a lot of interactive games and activities that one can enjoy at the same time also learn a lot about the world especially with technology and taking care of the environment. From robots to under the sea, the jungle and the polar ice caps. For all children and kids at heart, having a day at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center will be more than a fun-filled day, but also a great chance of learning new things about the world.
They had recent activities like Search for the BLURB and also the launch of the new film that will be shown in the planetarium 

Grand Fiesta Fun Run at Resorts World Manila!

Grand Fiesta Run
The Grand Fiesta Run 2010 is near! Resorts World Manila (RWM) will bring back the “fun” in fun runs on November 28 in Newport City, and everyone’s invited to join! Prizes await winners, and participants get a shot at the amazing raffle prizes!

Come in your weirdest and wildest fiesta-inspired costumes, or suit up and grab your briefcase for an unforgettable rat raced theme run. Prizes await for the Best Dressed, Most Unique, Biggest Group/Company, and Wildest Costume.

For those who want a bit of a challenge may opt to join the 3K, 5K, and 10K categories. Runners may select their finish chute for the chance to win prizes such as shop, movie, spa, hotel, and cruise gift certificates. Not only that, incredible raffle prizes await the participants. RWM will be raffling off a 3D/2N stay at Resorts World Sentosa for four (4) with free tickets to Universal Studios OR a cruise for two (2) to Singapore and Malaysia and back to Singapore.

Winners of the raffle will be brought to their destinations via the Resorts World Manila private jet! How’s that for living the high life?

Registration fee for the run is Php650.00 for all race categories. Interested parties may register before November 22 at the following: Chris Sports in MOA, Glorietta, and SM Mega Mall; R.O.X Bonifacio High Street, and at Resorts World Manila Tour Counter. Gun starts at: 6:00AM for 10K, 6:05AM for 5K, 6:10AM for 3K, and 7:15|AM for 1K. Bring your families and friends on November 28 for one truly unforgettable fun run!

For more information, visit www.rwmanila.com, or call the RWM Tour Counter at (632)836-6333.

Blah Blah Blogs: Undas 2010



 Undas
(first)

Tradition makes life more interesting as we celebrate it with friends and family, but for a unique celberation like All saints and souls day is also a celebration of life and death. It is something that we worry too often but never know when will it arrive. Todos los santos, or commonly known as Undas or All Saints' Day is celebrated all over the country to commemorate the departed loved ones and take time to visit them a their resting place.

I visited my father at the Eternal Gardens at Caloocan, it has been seven years since I last saw him alive, and I still do miss him even he would not be the best father figure that many people wanted but I am proud to be his son together with my siblings. My gradfather's grave is in La Union, so my mother and Lola are the people who would visit hom there.  I was sad to see that on my father's side of the grass is withered unlike his brother which is properly gardened. I promised my father if I get rich, I would make him a mausoleum so he wont be just underground forever. Who doesn't right?

There is just a question that will make you think... why is it always that we spoil our loved ones when they are already dead? Why not today? If you had an argument and hate, why try to settle this and be in good terms before they are gone?

Just my two cents for this season...
love the departed, but love more the living...










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