‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013

‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013

 

Ginebra
San Miguel (GSM) officially opens the summer season with the Cebu leg
of its 2013 “Ginuman Fest” concert series on March 1, 2013 (Friday) at the
Cebu Coliseum.

Cebuanos
can look forward to sizzling hot performances from Ginebra San Miguel
endorsers The Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Kenyo, Jhong “sample king”
Hilario, Georgina Wilson, and Solenn Heussaff.

The
bands will dish out their greatest hits as culled from their impressive
catalogues of full-length studio albums, along with covers of current
chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown hits.

GSMI
brand ambassadors Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and
Dingdong Dantes will also be gracing the other “Ginuman Fest” legs
nationwide.

Cebuanos also stand a chance to win raffle prizes amounting to P100,000 in each leg of the series.

GSMI
liquor products such as Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Light,
GSM Blue Flavors, Premium Gin, Gran Matador Brandy, Antonov Vodka as
well as Magnolia beverages will be made  available at all the venues.

“Ginuman Fest” will be held at the following locations on:

March 9, 2013 –  Antipolo  
March 16, 2013 -Pampanga  
March 22, 2013 -Santiago, Isabela 
April 12, 2013 –  Kalibo, Aklan 
April 19, 2013 –  Dasmariñas,
Cavite 
April 26, 2013 –  Lipa, Batangas 
May
17, 2013  –  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya 
May 24, 2013 –   Lucena, Quezon 
May 31, 2013 –   Naga, Camarines Sur 
June 8, 2013  –   Metro
Manila.

“Ginuman Fest” is GSM’s way of thanking its millions of kalahi for making its flagship product, Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin. Ginebra San Miguel was introduced in 1834 and will be celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2014.

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS

I’ll be writing in Filipino because today, February 25, 2013, is the 27th year anniversary of the Edsa Revolution Day.

Napansin ko na lalong tumaas ang istatistika ng mga nadidisgrasya sa paggamit ng motorsiklo. Minsan ay may nadaanan pa ako na mga motor na durog durog dahil sa aksidente. Na labis na nakalulungkot.

Ilang bagay na napansin ng aking kaibigan na maaaring nagiging dahilan kung bakit nagkakaroon ng disgrasya ang mga motor:

1. Mahilig gumitgit sa mga sasakyan kahit wala sila sa tamang linya. Mamang nag momotorsiklo, may blind spot po na tinatawag kapag nagmamaneho ng sasakyan huwag kayong biglang susulpot na lang kasi po may posibilidad na baka hindi kayo mapansin ng driver ng sasakyan.

2. Karamihan ay nakaitim na super duper hindi nakikita pagka may kadiliman ang daan. Pwede rin siguro, kayong mag dikit ng sticker na glow in the dark o ng umiilaw na ilaw sa inyong helmet o likod na bahagi ng inyong jacket para maiwasan ang disgrasya.

3. Tumatawid ang ibang pasaway na motorista ng pahalang imbes na umikot sa tamang tawiran. Kung pwede lang po sana ay tumawid kayo sa tamang tawiran para hindi kayo madisgrasya o mkadisgrasya.

Nawa’y magsilbing aral ang suggestions ng aking kaibigan para maiwasan ang disgrasya. Be safe everyone.

NOEL CABANGON: Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching

NOEL CABANGON: Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching

The song that left a mark on everybody’s heart is now a book. I am one of the lucky Filipinos to be invited at yesterday’s book launching of “Ako’y isang Mabuting Pilipino” by Noel Cabangon.

In the past, I had witnessed several of his live performances. I am proud to tell everyone that I really idolize Sir Noel Cabangon. Not only because Noel Cabangon is an excellent songwriter/composer and singer but also because he is a good Filipino.

If you have not heard this song before, then let me share the video and the lyrics of the song to you now. Enjoy!
                            

Ako’y isang Mabuting Pilipino
by Noel Cabangon

Ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin
Tumatawid ako sa tamang tawiran
Sumasakay ako sa tamang sakayan
Pumipila at ‘di nakikipag-unahan
At ‘di ako pasiga-siga sa lansangan
Bumababa’t nagsasakay ako sa tamang sakayan (Nagbababa ako sa tamang babaan)
‘di nakahambalang parang walang pakiaalam
Pinagbibigyan kong mga tumatawid sa kalsada
Humihinto ako ‘pag ang ilaw ay pula

[chorus]

‘pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin
‘Di ako nagongotong o nagbibigay ng lagay
Ticket lamang ang tinatanggap kong ibinibigay
Ako’y nakatayo doon mismo sa kanto
At ‘di nagtatago sa ilalim ng puno
‘Di ako nagkakalat ng basura sa lansangan
‘Di bumubuga ng usok ang aking sasakyan
Inaayos ko ang mga kalat sa basurahan
Inaalagaan ko ang ating kapaligiran

[repeat chorus]

Lagi akong nakikinig sa aking mga magulang
Kaya’t pag-aaral ay aking pinagbubutihan
‘di ako gumagamit ng bawal na gamot
O kaya’y tumatambay at sa eskwela’y ‘di pumapasok
Ipinagtatanggol ko ang aking karangalan
‘pagkat ito lamang ang tangi kong kayamanan
‘di ko ibinebenta ang aking kinabukasan
Ang boto ko’y aking pinahahalagahan

[repeat chorus]

Ako’y isang tapat at totoong lingkod ng bayan
Pabor o lagay ay ‘di ko pinapayagan
Tapat ang serbisyo ko sa mamamayan
‘Di ko ibinubulsa ang pera ng bayan
Ipinagtatanggol ko ang mamamayang Pilipino
Mga karapatan nila’y kinikilala ko
Iginagalang ko ang aking kapwa tao
Ipinaglalaban ko ang dangal ng bayan ko.

[repeat chorus twice]

Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino

“Ako’y isang Mabuting Pilipino” book by Noel Cabangon is available at all branches of National Bookstore Nationwide for only Php 69.95. Super mura. Go, bili na! Napakainam na pangregalo lalo na sa mga bata. The book will help inculcate good values in our children.

YOSHINOYA: Gyudon Eating Contest Grand Winners

YOSHINOYA: Gyudon Eating Contest Grand Winners

All challengers were given fifteen (15) minutes to dig in and stuff
themselves with the world’s best-selling Gyudon(beef) from Yoshinoya. Everybody had a hard time chomping down the heavy rice meal topped with thin slices of sumptuous
beef. Some challengers are on the verge of tears as they tried to outdo one another. Our fellow blogger, Florencio Jusay Jr., grand winner of the media challenge, shared that on his third bowl, he was already crying. The grand winner eat the Gyudon while standing up. He remained standing even after the contest but I admire all of them because the challengers fought until the end as they
flipped one bowl after another as many and as fast as they could. The top three finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the
least weight of leftovers after the allotted time were declared
winners at the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Challenge today, February 23, 2013. The Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Challenge is now on its fourth year.

The Grand Winner of the exciting Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest won for himself the grand prize of Php 100,000 pesos, beating 28 other contestants at the New Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, Philippines. He consumed eight ( 8 ) bowls of Yoshinoya Beef Gyudon.
Second prize winner is Justin Cardano. He won Php 50,000 pesos. I told him that I remember him from Chef Noodles Ddukbokki (떡볶이) Eating Challenge where he emerged as last year’s grand winner.
 
The third prize winner got Php 25,000 pesos.
Our fellow blogger, Florencio Jusay Jr. or FPJ as we fondly call him, won Php 30,000 pesos for beating Romel Balbin of
UNTV, DJ Totoy Bato of Yes FM, and Rusty Roman of Dyaryo Ngayon at the Gyudon Eating Contest for Media. FPJ’s record is a total of 6 bowls which he finished in 15 minutes 🙂
 
Congratulations everyone! Don’t sleep yet, try to walk first! (Jalan Jalan).

At the weekly qualifying rounds which happened last January 21 to February 15, 2013, the participants only had 5 minutes to finish the most number of Gyudon. They tripled the time during the finals and got a record-breaking 8 bowls. Each of the non-winning participants was given a consolation prize of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificate.

BLUE WATER DAY SPA:Introduces New Endorsers

BLUE WATER DAY SPA: Introduces New Endorsers

The Chinese New Year 2013
ushers new endorsers for Blue Water Day Spa. A media launch was held
at the Palawan Ballroom of Edsa Shangri-La hotel last February 19,
2013. Handsome Aljur Abrenica, Cute Ian Batherson and Sexy Iya Villania were launched as the new endorsers for Blue Water Day Spa (BWDS). 

Leading the pack is Aljur Abrenica who probably possesses one of the sexiest bodies in showbiz, not to mention a captivating smile :-). He doesn’t need to say anything. His charm says it all.

 

He told everyone that a
soothing massage is all he needs to rejuvenate, rest and relax.
 
Aljur shared that in the past, his friends would always invite him to BlueWater Day Spa because they love going there.
  
Aljur said,”Now that I’m one of the endorsers of BlueWater Day Spa, I will be the one inviting them to try the spa services at BlueWater Day Spa.”

 

Aljur plans to bond with his family and friends at the BlueWater Day Spa movie theater massage. You see, it is BlueWater Day Spa the first in the world to bring a movie theater massage experience to the people. They have a Blue-ray quality projector, surround sound, amazing La-Z-Boy chairs and of course, a personal masseuse. You’re guaranteed to have
the most luxurious and most relaxing movie watching experience of your
life!

Aljur added that his endorsement deal with BlueWater Day Spa could not have
come at a better time as it helps him relax and de-stress especially now
that he’s in between projects. He said that he particularly loves the foot spa at BlueWater Day Spa. Aljur is very confident that once his family and friends enter this spa paradise, they will be in for an ultimate spa experience.

Iya Villania’s favorite is the Athlete’s massage. She prefers hard massage and would often request for the strongest masseuse at Blue Water Day Spa.

Ian loves to have a massage every now and then so it was a welcome
surprise for him to be chosen as one of the spa’s endorsers. “BlueWater Day Spa and I
have a really good relationship. I was already a fan of the spa even
before I became an endorser. I enjoy their services and how therapists
attend to your needs really well,” said Ian. “My personal favorite is
the Aroma Chakra Massage. After the massage, I felt really good because
it was very soothing. I also loved how the therapist talked about how
chakra points in my body were healed using the stones.”

BlueWater Day Spa now has six (6) branches strategically located in the following areas:

  1. Ortigas
  2. Makati
  3. Eastwood
  4. Capitol Hills
  5. Tomas Morato 
  6. Cotabato City

Plunge into a world of wholeness at BlueWater Day Spa. Aljur, Ian and Iya all agree that a visit to the spa takes them on both physical and emotional healing. So, what are you waiting for? Go and visit any of the BlueWater Day Spa branches near you.

BlueWater Day Spa is open for franchising. For more information about BlueWater Day Spa, please log on to www.bluewaterdayspa.com

VIGEN SCALP CLINIC: Provides Solution to Hair Loss and Scalp Problem

VIGEN SCALP CLINIC: Provides Solution to Hair Loss and Scalp Problem

 
Do you have a healthy
hair and scalp? Many people have
hair or scalp problems. Hair may thin or fall out, break off, or grow
slowly. Dandruff or an itching or peeling scalp may cause embarrassment and discomfort. Hair and scalp problems can be
upsetting, My dermatologist told me many years ago that I have a
sensitive scalp. So, when I was invited to try the services being
provided by Vigen Scalp Clinic located at the ground floor of Richbelt Terraces along Annapolis Street in Greenhills, San Juan, 
I immediately grabbed the opportunity to learn more about having a healthy hair and scalp at Vigen Scalp Clinic.

Vigen Scalp Clinic has spacious hallways.  Each client is assigned a cubicle that ensures his or her privacy. Upon arrival, I was ushered to a consultation room where I was asked to sit down and fill up a form. 

Then the therapist began a scalp assessment using a special microscopic camera
which magnifies my scalp and hair several times. The magnified images can be viewed in an in-room LED monitor.  

  

The therapist said that I have an oily scalp and damaged hair. I noticed there’s a transparent substance on my scalp and my scalp are reddish. I got scared! I wanted to freak out.

I
asked the therapist what does the white substances on my scalp
represent. She told me that those are thin films of
chemicals and debris left by pollution, shampoos and conditioners as well as
the result of the use and abuse of hair products that accumulated through the
years on my scalp.  

A reddish scalp means it is inflamed. Scary! That’s the culprit why people experience itchiness and irritation. Yeah, just like you, I was told by my hairdresser in the past to switch from one brand of shampoo to another every other month. But that didn’t solve the problem, because all along, all I did pala is switch from one brand of shampoo full of harsh chemicals to another. The buildup blocked my pores and as a result, affected the growth of my hair. According to the therapist, each pore should have more than 2 hair growths. Sadly, I have either one or two only. It was so scary! That means I am in the beginning stage of getting bald! Oh no! I can’t imagine it!  While my scalp and hair were projected on the screen, the therapist explains everything to me in a mild manner. I was really concerned. Her analysis scared the heck outta me. Analysis Result: Not only do I have an unhealthy and inflamed scalp but I am also in the beginning stage of hair loss. Having a “buhaghag” hair all my life, hair loss is the last word that will cross your mind if you were asked to describe my hair. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed to be in the beginning stage of hair loss.

Hair loss, including thinning and breaking, is the most common scalp problem. Most people lose from 50 to 100 hairs per day. Hair gradually thins as people age, although not all people are affected to the same degree. Hereditary thinning or balding is the most common cause of thinning hair. You can inherit this from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family. Women with this trait develop thinning hair, while men may become completely bald. The condition can start in the teens, 20s, or 30s.

I can’t imagine a bald me. Both of my parents don’t have any bald members in their family so that means I can’t blame it on my genes.  

 
Then who is to blame? The answer? All the harsh chemicals on the shampoo and conditioner that I am using plus other hair products such as hair color, styling gel, mousse
and hair wax leave deposits on the scalp that prevent pores from
breathing well. Plus, I was told that my daily activities leave perspiration on the scalp, which, if not
cleansed off at the end of the day, could inflame the skin on the head. That statement of the Vigen consultant made me sad. I love my shampoo and conditioner.  I’ve been using those products alternately since I was a little girl 🙁

Good thing, all hope is not lost!  Apparently, there is a way for me to regain my crowning glory according to the one who conducted my hair and scalp analysis because Vigen Scalp Clinic
offers a variety of treatments to safely bring back the vitality and health of my hair and scalp. Vigen Scalp Clinic specializes in
making the hair and scalp healthy and they even offer treatments to stimulate hair growth. Vigen Scalp Clinic can safely cleanse any scalp without the use of harsh chemicals. After the consultation, I got a chance to try their treatment. 

First, the therapist asked me to wear socks and she then asked me to wear a boots-cuffs which is a four-tired rippling air pressure massager as shown in the pictures, it gives pressure to the vein, thus promoting the circulation of blood and body fluids. 

Vigen Scalp Clinic sells a brand new boots massager that is made in Korea for only Php 14,995.00. Hmmm, not bad…

While waiting for my therapist to prepare what she needed to revitalize my hair, click click muna 🙂

Then the treatment have begun.

My treatment is a 14-step process that lasted for about an hour. If I remember it right my treatment is called basic Scalp Healing Care Program. The program includes the following:

  • Intensive scalp scaling
  • Patented ION deep cleansing
  • Application of a scalp healing and regenerating solution
  • Infrared scalp therapy
  • Water Acupuncture
  • Hair Growth Treatment 
  • pressurized massage
  • aromatherapy 
  • hot shoulder compress  
  • Galvanic Ion 

Did I tell you I was having a headache when I arrived there? Miracle or not, by the end of the treatment my headache was gone. 

I had a treatment that involved the application of imported specialized treatments in small bottles that treat inflamed scalp. There is a different program for those needing preventive treatment for
hair loss, and another one that promotes hair growth with the
application of imported specialized treatment that encourages hair
growth.

 

Vigen Scalp Clinic has the right treatment to soothe itchy irritated scalp.

Aside from the scalp cleaning and treatment, I also got a pressurized leg massage, aromatherapy, a hot shoulder compress plus a bubble spa.

 

I so love the relaxation component which is a part of the entire scalp care program.  After the treatment I feel relaxed, as if I just came out of a spa. I would say that Vigen Scalp Clinic offers a holistic approach to scalp treatment. I am glad that I didn’t pass up this opportunity. Not only am I now more knowledgeable about my scalp and hair condition but I am now also aware that I can have treatments to have a healthy scalp and hair. I will definitely go back to Vigen Scalp Clinic one of these days. They have a promo of ten plus one session for only Php 3,000 plus, so I am thinking of availing that promo.

 

Vigen Scalp Clinic also offer Scalp Helmet Treatment to stimulate hair growth for only Php 3,500 per session. Not every head of hair has the same concerns. Act now and consult the therapist at Vigen Scalp Clinic. Everyone can have a healthy hair and scalp at Vigen Scalp Clinic. The Vigen Scalp Clinic uses equipment specially imported from Korea,
which is not available locally in other salons or clinics. They also offer
organic shampoos and conditioners, and hair growth formulas that you can
use on a daily basis.

Vigen Scalp Clinic is located at G/F, Richbelt Terraces, 19 Annapolis
St., Greenhills, San Juan (beside Foot Zone & Maging Sing). The
Scalp Check hotline are 0917-86-SCALP (72257) and (02) 217-9045.

TUTUBAN COMMERCIAL CENTER: Turns 24

TUTUBAN COMMERCIAL CENTER: Turns 24

The Philippines bargain haven, Tutuban Center, celebrated its 24th anniversary today, February 21, 2013 with lots of fun and excitement. They had a grand parade at 8:30 in the morning, followed by a thanksgiving mass. Plus an exciting grand Anniversary Show held at the Parking D of the Tutuban Commercial Center in Divisoria. Celebrity
guests Derrick and Ryza of Eat Bulaga provided entertainment for all loyal
patrons.

Little Ms. Philippines Contest Winner in the top-rating noontime show “Eat Bulaga” Ryza Mae Dizon. She is so cute, everyone wanted to see her dance the “Cha Cha”.

Hundreds if not thousands shrieking fans almost fainted from “kilig” because of Kapuso star Derrick Monasterio of GMA-7′s fantaserye“Paroa”. 

 Jollibee never fails to entertain the crowd.

Fireworks display not only capped the celebration but literally added spark and glitter to the occassion. 

ABENSON:Offers Nokia Lumia 620 820 and 920 Latest Phones & Gadgets at 0%

ABENSON:Offers Nokia Lumia 620 820 and 920 Latest Phones & Gadgets at 0%

Buying your gadgets at Abenson’s not only assure you of the quality of the products but you also get the full warranty.  Plus you have an option to own a unit on installment at 0 %. Pretty cool deal, right?

 
Nokia Lumia 620
Precisely what an entry-level smartphone should be. It is smart inside and out.
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 920
  • Primary camera sensor size: 8.7 MPmegapixels
  • Camera: Nokia PureView
  • Display size: 4.5”
  • Processor name: Snapdragon™ S4
  • Maximum 3G talk time: 10.8h
  • Maximum 3G standby time: 460h
  • Music playback time: 74h

A Sketchwalk in Quiapo

A Sketchwalk in Quiapo

 
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8am to 2pm
WHERE: Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, Quiapo, Manila

Entrance fee for Bahay Nakpil-Bautista:
P80 for Adults & P40 for students

Program includes:

* Workshop from Arch. Janeil B. Arlegui of Urban Sketchers Philippines
* Game
* Prizes
* Remembering Manila Brunch (Bring your food for sharing)
* Film viewing
* Poetry session
* Announcement of Re+discover Manila upcoming events

We sell art materials (Sketching kit) from Artline, Colleen and Mapped for only P143

Presented by: Urban Sketchers Philippines and Re+discover Manila

Collaborators:
* Bahay Nakpil-Bautista
* Heritage Conservation Society Youth

Free sketching kit for the first 15 attendants.

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!

RSVP:
* Email your Name + Contact No. + School/Organization to rediscovermanila@gmail.com

Share and invite your friends! It will be a great way to spend the weekend!

eDemokrasya: Conference on the Use of Social Media & Technology for Democracy

eDemokrasya: Conference on the Use of Social Media & Technology for Democracy

Live Streaming Link from the United States embassy below.

You can ask questions simply by using the hashtag #eDemokrasya on Twitter.

 Please follow me on Twitter: girl_greenscarf

Conference LIVESTREAM to be posted on
www.electionsandsocialmediaph.net from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 4:20 pm to 5:00 pm local time (UTC +8:00)

Follow us on https://twitter.com/eDemokrasya and tweet your questions directly to @eDemokrasya or with the #eDemokrasya hashtag

Message us or post comments with your questions on
http://www.facebook.com/eDemokrasya

For the afternoon breakout sessions from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm local time
(UTC +8:00), login to Google+ to join us on Hangout. Search for any of
the following names to join our public hangouts:

Isa Demokrasya
Dalawa Demokrasya
Tatlo Demokrasya