THE FORT: Bonifacio Global City at the Fort air-conditioned shuttle coaches.

THE FORT: Bonifacio Global City at the Fort air-conditioned shuttle coaches.

Passengers are charged a fare of P12 for a trip on the
6.5-kilometer route inside the Bonifacio Global City at the Fort on board air-conditioned shuttle coaches. Operation hours: 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. the following day.

Each of the shuttle buses has plush and spacious interiors in cool
tones, wheelchair accessible provisions and low floors. A bus in this route can seat
more than 30 people, and accommodate some 20 more standing up.

Waiting time at the loading bays are not more than 15 to 20 minutes with at least seven stops during the 10-minute trip.

Bus Route:

1.Fort Bus Terminal (SM Makati, Ayala MRT Station) – main terminal, near EDSA Ayala MRT Station
2.Straight to McKinley Road passing by Sanctuario de San Antonio and Manila Polo Club
3.Straight to McKinley Parkway passing by St. Regis Tower, Singapore Embassy
4.Left at 24th Street
5.Right at 5th Avenue
6.Left at 26th Avenue (One Global Place, Hyundai Global City Hub)
7.Right at Rizal Drive (Net One, McDonald’s)
8.Left at 31st Street (Chowking, Parking Lot)
9.Right at 2nd Avenue (Saphire Residences, Grand Hampton’s Tower)
10.Right at 32nd Street (Bonifacio Technology Center, Global City Innovative College)
11.Right at McKinley Parkway(Serendra, Market! Market!)
12.Left at 26th Street
13.U-turn at 26th Street (Parking Lot)- the end point route
14.Right at 5th Avenue (The Embassy, The Fort Strip)
15.Left at 32nd Street (32nd & Fifth)
16.Left at Rizal Drive
17.Right at 31st Street (Bonifacio E. Services Bldg)
18.Left at 2nd Avenue (Saphire Residences, Grand Hampton’s Tower)
19.Pass by the Burgos Circle and into 29th Street
20.Right at Rizal Drive (Forbeswood Heights)
21.Left at 26th Street (Net One, McDonald’s)
22.Right at 5th Avenue (One Global Place, Hyundai Global City Hub)
23.Left at 24th Street
24.Right at McKinley Parkway
25.Straight to McKinley Road passing by St. Regis Tower, Singapore Embassy
26.Straight to Ayala Avenue passing by Sanctuario de San Antonio and Manila Polo Club
27.Back to Fort Bus Terminal (SM Makati)

How to commute to St. Luke’s at The Fort from Trinoma

How to commute to St. Luke’s at The Fort from Trinoma.

1. Ride at the Southbound lane of MRT . ( From Trinoma to Taft)
2. Alight at Ayala MRT Station.
3. Upon going out in Ayala Station ticket checker, turn left and walk up to Julie’s.
4. Make a right turn then turn left .
5. Go down the stairs.
6. At the foot of the stairs, turn right. 
7. Walk then cross the street to your left, where you will find the buses bound  to the Fort. Main terminal, near EDSA Ayala MRT Station
8. Ask the ticket sellers which type of bus you should ride and which stop you should alight. There are two types of buses there:

East Bound
West Bound

7. I rode the East Bound Bus when I went at the St. Luke’s area.

Misunderstanding: Maling Akala

Misunderstanding: Maling Akala

only the entire ability to think rests on language… but language is
also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
– Johann Georg Hamann

Last night, I got to know a couple of people and I am thankful that I met them. They’re a cool bunch.  Special thank you for a fantastic dinner to Ana, Eric, Mitch, Nico  and Nathalie.

I have not had a good laugh in a while because of a lot of things.  But last night, I was blessed to have the grace to meet a set of wonderful people. During
dinner, we really had a good laugh, thanks to Nathalie and the rest of the guys.  Nathalie, who used to be a radio showbiz anchor, is a registered nurse. She relates this story to us :

Back when she’s in college, her teacher asked her a question which she heard as: “Are you in drugs?” Raising her voice more than the normal tone with her chin up, arms on her hips Nathalie
promptly answered : “Of course not!

The teacher asked her to leave the classroom. She ‘s mad at her teacher. “How dare her teacher accused her that she’s into drugs!,” she murmured as she hurriedly took her things and left the classroom.

After the class, some of her classmates found her sulking outside. They approached her and asked her why she raised her voice and answered back their teacher. Still mad, she blurted out: ” How dare her accuse me of taking drugs! I am not a drug addict”.  Her classmates almost die laughing. It turned out, her teacher asked her this question: ” Nathalie, are you with us?” but she misunderstood and heard it as: ” Nathalie are you in drugs?” 

Ha ha ha! Nathalie you’re the bomb! Wooooot!

Misunderstanding is defined by Mr. Webster as a failure to understand something correctly. Human as we are, we are prone to misunderstood things. 

This reminds me of Brownman Revival’s song  entitled “Maling Akala”. The lyrics goes like this:

May mga kumakalat na balita

Na ang misis ni kuwan ay madaling makuha
Bago maniwala, mag-isip-isip ka muna
Marami ang namamatay sa maling akala
Nung ako’y musmos pa lamang ay takot sa multo
Nung ako’y naging binata, sa erpat ng syota ko
Ngayon ay may asawa, meron nang pamilya
Wala ngang multo ngunit takot sa asawa ko
Di mo na kailangan mag-alinlangan
Kung tama ang gagawin mo
Basta’t huwag kalimutang magdahan-dahan
Kung di sigurado sa kalalabasan
Kalalabasan ng binabalak mo
Maliit na butas lumalaki
Konting gusot, dumadami (gumagrabe)
Hindi mo ma-ibabaon sa limot at bahala
Kapag nabulag ka hah…
Ng maling akala
Nasaan na ba ako, kaninong kama ‘to?
Ilang ulit na bang nagigising sa ibang kwarto
Naglayas sa bahay, akala’y madali ang buhay
Ngayon ay nagsisisi dahil di nakapagtapos
[repeat refrain]
[repeat chorus]
May mga kumakalat na balita
Na ang kaligtasa’y madaling makuha
Bago maniwala mag-isip-isip ka muna
Marami ang namamatay ahh…
Sa maling akala
Sa maling akala… (Oh yeah) [repeat 4x]
[repeat chorus except last line]
Kapag nabulag ka, hah… ng maling akala.

Maliit na butas lumalaki, kunting gusot, bino blow out of proportion, very Pinoy indeed. Maybe you already heard about the term uzi ( usisero/ra). Aside from being uzi some pinoys are also sawsawero/ sawsawera, we have this habit of giving our opinion even when we don’t know the person involved or the true story behind the brouhaha. Yet again, we always end up giving our unsolicited opinion. Please don’t misunderstand me, there are a lot of pinoys also who don’t care and don’t meddle with someone else’s affair especially if it doesn’t concern them. They remain silent.

Some people give opinion and sing a different tune in front of everyone else. Maybe to safeguard his/her secret. They lambast other people privately and praise and like them publicly. Maybe they are not aware that what they do is gossip and slander.

Sabagay, we are all guilty of this, one degree or another. It has become a bad habit and an ongoing problem. Bakit nga ba napakahilig natin mang judge ng ibang tao? Hindi naman tayo judge, lol! Minsan ang iba pa nga pauupuin ka nga, masama naman pala ang loob. Sabagay may karma naman. Magpapasalamat na lang tayo sa lahat ng biyaya at awa na pinagkakaloob ni God sa atin. Sana matutunan natin umintindi kung saan talaga nanggagaling ang ibang tao at hindi tayo yung husga na lang ng husga. At sana wala ng sinungaling sa mundo. Sa mga inaapi at hinuhusgahan huwag ninyong gagayahin ang Rodela case. Idemanda na lang ninyo yun mga mischief maker na yan. Huwag ninyong ilalagay sa sarili ninyong kamay ang pagkastigo sa mga may maling akala.

FREE MOVIE DAY: SM Cinemas Grand Movie Blow out Nationwide

FREE MOVIE DAY: SM Cinemas Grand Movie Blow out Nationwide

In this age and time one can still say: May himala! ( There’s still a miracle!) Yipeeeeeee! Announcing SM Cinema’s early Christmas gift to their loyal fans and customers.

SM Cinema together with SM e-Plus will start the Christmas holidays with their
Free Movie Day on all SM Cinema branches nationwide. The Free Movie Day will be on December 8,
2012, it’s a great time to spend with family and friends and watch
together movies for free.

How do I register and get a free vouchers for the Free Movie Day? It is as simple as saying ABC!

Registration had started last November 22, 2012. Redemption period to claim your movie vouchers is from November 23 to December 6, 2012.

100% DIGITAL, 100% FREE MOVIES! Bring family and friends to SM Cinema’s GRAND MOVIE BLOW OUT, the biggest movie treat ever!

Mark your calendar! December 8 is Free Movie Day at SM Cinema!

Join SM e-Plus Facebook Page for more details on how to register. Also join SM Cinema on Facebook for future events.

Crissa Digital Dance Synergy : The First Nationwide Girl Invasion

Crissa Digital Dance Synergy : The First Nationwide Girl Invasion

The First Nationwide Girl Invasion was held yesterday, November 24, 2012 at SM MOA Music Hall. In its search for the hottest all-girl dance crew this year, Crissa traveled to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Teams were invited to upload their video entries on Crissa Jeans’ Facebook fan page. Out of 150 teams who auditioned, only 46 made it to the semi-finals. But in the end, only 8 high school teams and 15 college teams were chosen to compete in the final showdown. Hosted by Chino Lui Pio.




In their most fashionably fun outfits, the 23 teams set the place on fire with their electrifying dance moves. From right, left and center, heads turned as the girls moved across the floor showcasing their skills and style. It was a nonstop party as the crowds cheered for their favorite teams and danced to the beat. Guest performances were given by Someday Dreamer, Kit Thompson and Bb. Pilipinas – Ms. International, Krista Kleiner who opened the show with the Crissa theme song. 


After an intense battle, the judges had decided. The title of 2nd runner up was awarded to Saint Pedro Poveda
(High School)
and La Salle Dance Company ( College), taking home Php 50,000 each. While 1st runner up went to Miriam College (High School)
and UPLB Street Jazz (College), with Php 75,000 each. It was Colegio de Sta. Rosa (High School)
and Adamson Cast (College) who emerged as Grand Champions taking home Php 150,000 cash prize, a fashion spread in meg magazine and best of all, the pride of being the hottest all-girl dance crew in the nation.   

Crissa Digital Dance Synergy, now on its seventh year, is the only DepEd and CHED accredited all-girl dance competition. At its heart is the promotion of creativity through fashion and camaraderie through dance. This event was supported by SkinWhite, Kotex and BonChon Chicken and was covered by Crissa Jeans’ official media partners, Focus Media and meg magazine.

For full coverage of the Crissa Digital Dance Synergy – The First Nationwide Girl Invasion, logon to or like Crissa Jeans on Facebook. 

Congratulations Crissa Jeans for a successful Digital Dance Synergy 2012! 




Sony has yet again launched not just one but three remarkable products that will definitely grab
hold of our attention. Held at Dusit Thani, Manila last Friday, November 23, 2012 was the Sony
LifeStyle: A Glimpse to Unbeatable Work of Art. 

The event was set off with an opening remark from Mr. Mike Bangayan, President of Banbros Commercial, Inc., the official distributor of Sony RME products immediately followed by Mr. Takayuki Takemura, Deputy Director of Sony South East Asia Recording Media and Energy.
The Sony South East Asia RME, introduced three of their newest product line, the Micro Vault™ TINY, HD-E1 Hard disk drive, and USB Stick Charger unveiling it through a fashion show showcasing these products as part of the clothing design or as an accessories embodying our society’s diverse genre and lifestyle. 

Small doesn’t mean less.
Sony RME makes sharing and storing data easy with the new Micro Vault™ TINY Series.
Available at 4, 8, 16 and massive 32GB, this compact size storage device brings a twist of
electrifying colors to choose from. Transfer large files with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 plus an illuminated flashing LED light. 

Data Armor 
Seamlessly crafted, Seamlessly Integrated. Sony HD-E1 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive combines great and strength in a perfect seamless form. At 500GB and 1TB storage capacity with Data Transfer Accelerator software securing high-speed transfer, Password Protection Manager provides greater data security and automatic backup with preloaded Back Up Manager software to guarantee that important files will certainly be well-stored and protected.
Empowered Power up your smartphone anywhere, anytime with Sony’s CP-ELS USB Portable Power Supply. 

Stylish and handy, Sony CP-ELS with a battery capacity of 2,000 mAh, is compatible with most
smartphones, provides an emergency back-up power to your smartphones. It’s Instant Power

LIBRENG PASYALAN: Meralco Liwanag Park Now Open

LIBRENG PASYALAN: Meralco Liwanag Park Now Open

For our Libreng Pasyalan ideas, I highly recommend Meralco Liwanag Park in Ortigas Avenue. Having a hard time balancing the family budget? Worry not! You could still make your whole family happy by bringing them to Meralco Liwanag Park. Entrance to the park is FREE. 


You and your whole clan can enjoy riding the electric train which can accommodate around sixteen (16) people and goes around the track with a Christmas tree in the middle around four or five times.  You bet sulit talaga ang pumunta sa Meralco Liwanag Park!

Meralco environment friendly cars are also available to tour you and your family inside the Meralco compound. Present during the opening of Maliwanag ang Pasko campaign of Meralco and Liwanag Park opening is Manny V. Pangilinan better known as MVP inside the Meralco Compound, Lopez Building in Ortigas Avenue Pasig City. Meralco’s Maliwanag ang Pasko and Liwanag Park is really a great place to relax and enjoy the Christmas night breezy air. 


I was invited by Martin to Meralco’s Liwanag Park Opening last November 20,2012. After we register, Martin told us to have some refreshment at the lobby.

We were welcomed by this chorale group at the lobby of the Meralco building. They sang various songs for the entertainment of the media, bloggers and guests present during the event.

After a while the program started with a welcome remarks by child star Zaijian Jaranilla better known as ” Santino”.

 Santino reading his welcome remarks.

 Gangnam style performance by the Meralco employees and power rangers.

MVP intently watching the dance performances by the Power Rangers and Meralco employees. After this dance number we were asked to step outside, for another dance number participated by the guests, Mascot of Meralco and the employees.

After a short program MVP together with the bosses of Meralco and guest Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup together with the Meralco Bolts switch on the light and officially open the Liwanag Park to the public. Let there be light! Woooooooooooooooooooot! And there was light!


Meralco once again opens its Liwanag Park to the public in time for the Christmas season. The park features light displays and attractions like Christmas figures made of scrap copper wire, a mini train ride for visitors, the Toy Town and a bazaar among others. In recent years, the park has been recognized as a must-see Christmas destination in the metro. The park will be open to the public every day, until January 6, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. up to 10:00 P.M. Monday through Sunday.


In a related development, the Department of Tourism (DOT) recently partnered with Meralco to help set up other Liwanag Parks in different cities and municipalities within Meralco’s franchise area. This partnership aims to brighten the country during the Christmas season and to put it on the map as one of the world’s best tourist destinations during the holidays. In helping decorate these Liwanag Parks, Meralco will provide each participating LGU with a Maliwanag ang Pasko starter kit composed of a giant parol and 500 boxes of Christmas lights. LGUs with the best Liwanag Parks will get prizes from Meralco.

 The ceremonial lighting was capped with a fabulous fireworks!


The Liwanag Park and the partnership with the DOT are just part of the larger Maliwanag ang Pasko program of Meralco, though. Under the program, Filipino households, too, are enjoined to do their part in lighting up their homes this season. In return, they get the chance to win prizes. To join, they may take a photo of their lighted homes or of any of the Liwanag Parks and upload them on the Meralco Facebook page. Every entry helps contribute to Meralco’s program of energizing public schools in Palawan, Bohol, Quezon and Dinagat Islands. By joining the program, customers, therefore, not only help brighten their communities, but they also get the opportunity to help uplift public schools in the country and provide a better future for underprivileged school children.


Started in 2006, the Maliwanag ang Pasko (MAP) seeks to encourage Meralco’s customers to light up and decorate their homes, establishments and cities to spread the beauty and joy of Christmas in their communities. Other programs lined up for the Christmas season too.


For more details on the Maliwanag ang Pasko program, contest mechanics and the list of Liwanag Parks, you may visit the Meralco Facebook page ( Tara! Pasyal tayo sa Liwanag Park!