Enter a World of Wellness with Cory Quirino!

When it comes to health and beauty we always think that it is only available to the privileged few, but here comes an opportunity for Filipinos to be more healthier, more beautiful and the same time wealthier! This is what Health and Wellness expert Cory Quirino shares to us especially when more and more Filipinos are going back to home due to the events happening overseas and has no way to start thier own businesses.
Cory Quirino launched the Cory Quirino World of Wellness Retail Stores in 2008 with entrepreneur Sheila Mae Velilla

Backed by a rich heritage of business stability in pharmaceutical trading, Sheila Mae Velilla has successfully led and managed her own companies, Biolink Pharma, MRV, Nutramedica, Pharma North, and Escondido, and Cory Quirino World of Wellness.

Cory Quirino - a tri-media personality -- has been a strong advocate for natural health, beauty, and wellness for almost 20 years. To share her advocacy, she established stores in several big malls such as at Virra Mall in Greenhills, Escondido Resort in Boracay, and at SM Fairview, Bacoor, North EDSA, and Baguio, the latter being a franchise store.

We had a privelege of meeting Ms. Cory Quirino herself and also ask her about this venture and the products WOW offers. She mentioned that she used most if not all the products and she serves as its model for its effectivity and safety. And obviously from her image that is very youthful and fresh and you can't  determine her age. Forever young.

Together with a team that also supports her advocacy, they push for a new lifestyle change for the Filipinos. She encourages men and women to this venture as another way to alleviate poverty in the country and also also be more healthy, beautiful and wealthy.

If you would be interested about these products you can go to the official website or also email me at fj_islands@hotmail.com

Avida Land Corp. Enters Mandaluyong with Avida Towers Centera

Avida Land reached another milestone with the grand launch of its newest condominium offering, Avida Towers Centera, last March 19, 2011 at the MegaTent in Pasig City.

Avida Towers Centera is a tribute to the energy and thrill of urban existence, as expressed through contemporary design with its roof deck lanterns and all-glass walls
The momentous event, which was titled “Top Form: Avida Towers Centera Grand Launch”, was highlighted by a toast led by top executives from Ayala land and Avida Land, who were joined on stage by officers from project JV partner Philippine National Bank (PNB).

“We are all very excited about the launch of Avida Towers Centera. Tonight, we are able to witness a lot of ‘firsts’ from Avida,” Montenegro said.

Also present were Avida employees, seller and hundreds of condo buyers, all in line to purchase a unit from the highly anticipated Avida Towers Centera.
(L-R) Leo Montenegro, President and CEO, Avida Land; Bobby Dy, Residential Business Group Head, Ayala Land; Eugene Acevedo, President, PNB; Tony Aquino, President and CEO, Ayala Land; Rex Mendoza, Marketing and Sales Group Head, Ayala Land; Manny Plan, Special Assets Management Group Head, PNB.

Avida Towers Centera is a four-tower development set to rise along EDSA corner Reliance Street in Mandaluyong City, where transportation, commercial establishments, schools, and places of business are very accessible.
Host Menchu Antigua capping off the unveiling of Avida Towers Centera.

Avida’s firsts
Avida Towers Centera is Avida Land Corp.’s first venture in Mandaluyong, known as the Tiger City of the Philippines for its robust development. The location also lies at the heart of Metro Manila, right in the middle of the so-called “Golden Triangle” comprised by the cities of Manila, Makati and Quezon City, where financial and lifestyle opportunities abound. With its strategic location and contemporary design, the development is expected to be a popular landmark along EDSA. The project’s façade incorporates roof deck lanterns and all-glass windows at the topmost floors.

Montenegro likewise revealed that Avida Towers Centera will offer special units on a limited basis, featuring two-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows located at the uppermost floors of the building to provide fantastic views of the cityscape.

“That kind of condominium unit is first in any Avida project,” he claimed.

Avida Towers Centera is going to have built-in retail stores and dining establishments at the first two floors as well to make it easier for its future residents to shop and meet with friends.

The amenity area is also something to be excited about as it will have different zones where people can entertain friends, have fun, do fitness routines, or spend quiet alone time.

“At Avida Towers Centera, your home is not just near everything you need, it has everything you need built-in.”

3D street painting competition
As part of its grand launch, Avida Towers Centera organized a 3D Street Painting Festival wherein professional and amateur artists showcased their impressive street paintings, celebrating the theme “Fast-forward: Life at the Center of the Metropolis”.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Guhit Sudlungan with their winning artwork entitled “Greater Access to Convergence”.
The awarding was also held during the launch of Avida Towers Centera. The top prize went to Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Guhit Sudlungan for its artwork called “Greater Access to Convergence”. Second prize was given to a group of fashion and graphic designers, Stycon, for their entry “Connected and Green”. The third placer, meanwhile, was University of the Philippines’ visual arts group 4:20 for their artwork, “Metroapolis Mania”.

All Avida Towers are planned and built with the five condo must-haves in mind: free-flowing air and sunlight, fewer units per floor, sensible amenities, emergency power even inside your unit, and easy payment terms, making it a home that fits a condo-hunter’s needs now and over the long-term. With quality that is sure to last, An Avida home is a must-have.

To know more about Avida Towers Centera, please call 848-5200 or visit www.avidaland.com.

Let's Have an iParty with GSM Flavors!

 There is an saying alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. Ginebra san miguel recognises that the act of drinking alcohol is a shared experiences and strengthens bonds among people. And with their award winning beverages,Ginebra San Miguel, the largest maker of gin in the world, has yet again upped the ante with their release of GSM flavors, a flavored low-alcohol proof party drink that's set to become a staple at patries everywhere.
"Leave you inhibitions behind"  before I enter the unit and met PJ, the host of the iParty where we were invited. And we are there for one thing, to PARTY!
Its the first of its kind in the country experienced by our group of bloggers It was filled with fun activities, and games for bloggers while they feasted on the yummiest pulutan and moderately enjoyed the sweet smooth taste of GSM flavors

"Drinking is the time that strengthens ties with your barkada, enjoying good company and conversation, as well as a time to simply enjoy the mere act of drinking, mixing drinks and ingredients to achieve a fiesta of flavors in your mouth", said GSM Flavors brand manager, Jimmy Caldo.

GSM flavors comes in a stylish and classy 700ml longneck bottle with a metalised label and available in two exciting variants, apple and lychee. With an alcohol proof of 35, its easy to drink and comes down smooth to boot! Priced at only P 60, enjoying a tasteful alcoholic beverage with your barkada is even more affordable.

Set to be the favorite drink of the barrkada, GSM flavors is bound to generate buss and cement is place with the hard liquor market with the launch of the FLAVORS iParty on March 25, 2011.

"With the launch of the FLAVORS iParty, Ginebra has more in store for the barkadas everywhere. By liking the Gineba Flavors page in Facebook, or visiting www.ginebraflavors.com they too can have a chance of winning Ginebra San Miguel Flavors iParty packages and premium items", added Caldo.

Available at selected mini-stop, 7-11, Andoks, South supermaket and puregold stores in Metro Manila, barkadas can now enjoy GSM Flavors, to get a taste of the iParty lifestyle. Whether its passing the bar, getting a promotion, celebrating a birthday,or simply enjoying each others company, GSM flavors is the drink thats bound to be the Flavorite ng barkada.

SM Cyberzone TechnoLife Affair

Technology, Cosplay, Gadgets and all in between that is happening at the SM Megamall

Activity Center for the technolife affair. The three day event that features the latest

gadgets and technology. The event happened on March 24-26, 2011. The first two days

introduced the latest technology on day one and day two featured the experts in Yahoo and

Microsoft to harness the power of social networking.

The third day was the main event which features Cosplay acts and celebrities like sisters

Alodia and Ashley Goshiengfiao. Which drew a lot of attention from the mall goers. Alodia

also displayed some of her costumes that she wore and in which some won different awards.

It's my type of event since I do love blogging, technology and especially Cosplay.


Aside from cosplay and blogs, there was also a seminar for photography and making money

using the internet by Jomar Hillario. These gave beginners and ideas that they can use in

taking pictures and going online in the future.

I also passed the booths around the venue. One of them was for Microsoft which features

their windows 7 phones like HTC, and they also exhibited computers that uses the new

Internet Explorer 9. And the juicy part is after you try them you can get a prize on their

pachinko. I got a I love windows 7 pin! Something to add to my pin collection!

Azrael Coladila also gave a talk about blogging 101. He shared his experiences, how he

started and gave a lot of tips about blogging. Bloggers were also present to cover the

event. There is also a blogging contest after the talk and the winner can take home an
HTC phone! Ayeeeee!

To get to know about technology and upcoming event visit SM cyberzone's facebook page!
What a fun day to celebrate earth hour!

PAGTUTULUNGAN.ORG: Caritas Manila Presents "Merry Christmas, 'Nay"

This Christmas, Caritas Manila under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila with Morning Star Productions presents their first ever film and internet advocacy project! 

Entitled MERRY CHRISTMAS 'NAY, the 32-minute Christmas advocacy film will be available for viewing all over the world begining December 12, 2011 at 4pm Manila time via www.caritasmanila.org.ph. A heartwarming story of the love, faith and hope that will leave you in tears, feel touched and inspired.

MUSIC LYF: Glee and The Power of Madonna


The excitement continues to build for Fox’s hit comedy Glee. The excitement continues with the release of The Power of Madonna under Ivory Music and Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.   The Power of Madonna marks another official chapter in the Glee music songbook.  This much talked about and highly anticipated mini-album features the cast of Glee’s distinctive and unique take on such Madonna classics as “Like A Virgin,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue,” “Like A Prayer” and more (see below for full track listing).  Entertainment Weekly announced that the Material Girl was among Glee’s admirers and had given free reign over her catalog for this special Madonna themed episode.   This blissful soundtrack gives fans a chance to own the music from this special Madonna themed episode. 


Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon stars opposite global heartthrob Robert Pattinson in the sweeping drama, “Water For Elephants” based on bestselling tome by Sara Gruen set during the Depression era.

“Water For Elephants” is an original and compelling story that takes the audience back in time to 1931, when the circus offered a welcome escape from the rigors of daily life and economic hardship. Robert Pattinson plays Jacob, a talented student, heading for a career as a vet. His world changes dramatically when he discovers that his parents have died in an accident. Destitute, he has to abandon his studies and look for work. He boards a train out of town and only later does he realize that he has joined a circus train.

Drawn to Marlena, the radiant and talented equestrian star of the ‘”Benzini Bros.’ Most Spectacular Show on Earth,” he accepts a job taking care of the animals. The relationship between Marlena and Jacob develops furtively. Already married to the moody, possessive and dangerously abusive August (Christoph Waltz), the ringmaster who runs the show, Marlena secretly develops a relationship with Jacob. Both Jacob and Marlena form close bonds with Rosie, the dignified and graceful elephant who has a central role in the film.

Directed by Francis Lawrence who also helmed global hits “Constantine” starring Keanu Reeves and “I Am Legend” starring Will Smith, “Water For Elephants” introduces us to an era long gone bedecked with the circus’ thrilling backdrop where an exciting and moving love story unfolds.

Asked in a recent interview on his choice of Robert and Reese, Lawrence enthuses -“Reese was the first person I cast in the film and she was a great creative partner in the early days when we were putting this project together. I think she is a fantastic actress. She has a timeless beauty, she loves animals and has no fear of trying anything. Also the character Marlena in our film is a bit tough and hardened. She isn’t a victim and Reese is tough. She is very strong.”

He also notes that Robert is the only right one to play Jacob - “I decided to cast Rob after sitting down with him for a couple of hours. After that I thought he was naturally perfect for Jacob Jankowski. It was tough to try and find a young man of 23 or 24 who didn’t feel like a boy. Rob was already becoming a man. He is thoughtful, intelligent, empathetic, strong and confident while still being a bit uncomfortable in his own skin,” Lawrence concludes.

“Water For Elephants” opens very soon in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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ART IS A BANG: AVIDA CENTERA 3D street Painting Competition

A new landmark will rise on EDSA and that is AVIDA Centera located infront of Paragon Plaza (where I do radio hopping) which is very convenient and a strategic place to put up a high rise building. And for its launch, they have organized a 3D street painting festival on the actual site. 3D Painting is very popular on the internet for its realistic effect even on a plain surface. 

They have invited groups of artist that will take part for this festival and surprisingly their works were very beautifully made and  had the 3D effect when you look at it. Most of the participants came from different schools and the juicy part is the prizes which the grand winner takes home Php 75,000.  Now here are the winners...
3rd place, 4:20 from the University of the Philippines winning Php 30,000
Second Placer STYCON (Style Concept) winning Php 50,000.
The Champion from GUHIT SUDLUNGAN of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines winning the grand prize of Php 75,000.
There is also a facebook contest in which will be determined by the most number of "likes" for the 3D street painting photo and will win Php 20,000. also check out the other pictures of the entries below.