YENG CONSTANTINO: Happy With Her First Boyfriend

YENG CONSTANTINO: Happy With Her First Boyfriend 

Pop-rock singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino is on Cloud Nine nowadays. Why? Because she now has a boyfriend!

Last June 18, 2013, Yeng Constantino officially entered the world of romantic relationship for the first time. Yeng admitted being a late bloomer.

Yes, folks! It is Yeng’s first ever love relationship. Unkown to many, Yeng never had a boyfriend. She actually shared with us last February that she is a member of NBSB Club. NBSB stands for No Boyfriend Since Birth. Yeng never lacked suitors though, in and outside showbiz. But she never gave in until recently and patiently waited for her GG! GG doesn’t stand for Galunggong but God’s Gift.

For some reason, Yan made Yeng feel so secure. Yeng decided to end her long wait for a boyfriend last June 18, 2013. Yes, that’s the day she and her non-showbiz guy officially became a couple. 
“Hindi ito something na pwede kong i-pinpoint. Ang alam ko lang, ngayon lang ako hindi natakot mag-commit,” Yeng quips.
Love has inspired her all the more to give her best in everything.
Lucky Guy.
The lucky guy is no other than worship director and soon to be pastor Victor ‘Yan’ Asuncion. Yen met Yan through a mutual friend last 2012 and hit it off right away. They lost touch for a while and reconnect recently when they decided to hang out again.


It turns out Cupid’s arrow found its mark on them for the first time. Yeng is also Yan’s first girlfriend.

Yeng felt so blessed. She relates that she God had showered her with HIS Blessings galore

“Iba ang feeling. Ang daming binigay ni God na blessings sa ‘kin,” she gushes.

Now, Yeng has amazed even herself at how focused she can be on the relationship.

She wants Yan to text her now and then and feels bad the first time he failed to do so (he has learned his lesson since): “Communication ang language namin.”

Yeng goes to his office at Victory Christian Fellowship Greenhills and puts chocolates on his desk. She plans to write a love song for him in her next album.

The 28-year-old Yan, courted Yeng the traditional way – by visiting her at home. That means he met and courted Yeng’s parents. Yeng enthused “Ang haba ng red hair ko!”

CHARICE PEMPENGCO’S NEW LOOK:No More Maverick and Daniel Padilla Look

CHARICE PEMPENGCO’S NEW LOOK:No More Maverick and Daniel Padilla Look

This is the all new hairdo and image of Charice Pempengco. The former “Glee” star said her new hairstyle and her revamped wardrobe go with the feel of her new album. Her creative team even had to brainstorm what hairdo would best fit her new image, Pempengco said.

“Basically ‘yung album shoot bukas, dun na nila makikita kung sino talaga si Charice — the wardrobe, the hair, lahat, ‘yung posing. Do’n nila makikita, ‘Ito pala talaga ‘yung gusto niya matagal na.’ Doon na lalabas sa album ko.”



“Ginawa namin lahat — nag-fitting, itong hair, ‘yung black fingernails. Kumbaga all set na, pero lahat ‘yun dumaan sa akin, in-approve, lahat ‘yun,” she said.
While her album’s look is finalized, Pempengco shared she remains hard at work to finish its content. She said she is set to record three more tracks to complete her new record in time for its September release.

The 21-year-old singer, whose admission of being a lesbian made international headlines last month, underwent numerous steps to finalize her “make-over” for the release of her newest album.


“There are a couple of reasons [for the new look] — una kasi tomorrow magkakaroon ng photo shoot para sa album ko, and second of all, siyempre since marami ding lumabas na comments na nako-compare kay Daniel Padilla, nako-compare sa ibang artists and everything,” she said.

Padilla earlier addressed the comparison, saying it’s been blown out of proportion. He also said he shouldn’t be compared with Pempengco, citing her achievements and international success.

Pempengco, for her part, clarified Wednesday that her decision to change her hairstyle was not because she was offended by the comparison.

She said she also never intended to imitate the teen actor’s hairstyle.

“Hindi [ako na-offend], syempre Daniel Padilla ‘yan. Bad boy ng Pilipinas ‘yan, eh. Kumbaga, nung narinig ko ‘yun, nung first na nakita ko yung [comparison picture], sinearch ko, hindi ko akalain na ganun din pala ‘yung hairstyle niya,” Pempengco said.

Pempengco will fly to the United States before the album’s launch.

“Kasi I have to go to Los Angeles to do a lot of meetings, and I have to go to Chicago to sing the national anthem, and then photoshoot, and then Germany, and I have to go back here by September to launch the new album,” she said.

The singer has also plotted her career move beyond her upcoming album’s release, saying she is also preparing to on her first-ever nationwide concert tour. “First time ko gagawin regional shows. Hindi ko pa nagagawa ‘yun, so first time to para sa akin, I can’t wait. Iikutin ko ang Pilipinas!”

Source: abs cbn

Nurse Licensure Examination Result

Nurse Licensure Examination Result


The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced today that a total of 16,219 out of 37,887 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination held last June 2-3, 2013.

Beverly Anne Felicio Balagon a graduate of Velez College (Cebu City) topped the exam, receiving a score of 87 percent.

University of Santo Tomas (UST) graduate Jamila Jane Uy Borlagdan and West Visayas State University-La Paz graduate Mylene Grace Dacula Gonzaga shared the second spot with a score of 86.80 percent.

Sharing the third spot are Ma. Stefanie Palencia Reyes of the University of the Philippines-Manila, Lace Paulyn Tan Rosaroso of UST, and Aina Fe Roldan Salem of UP-Manila.

Three schools shared the top spot in the list of 10 performing schools in this year’s examination: 

  1.  West Visayas State University-La Paz,
  2.  Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College)
  3.  University of the Philippines-Manila.

 All three schools had a passing rate of 100 percent according to the PRC.


The rest of the top performing schools were the following:
  •  Chinese General Hospital Colleges
  •  Benguet State University-La Trinidad
  •  University of Santo Tomas
  •  Trinity University of Asia (Trinity-QC)
  •  Saint Paul University-Dumaguete
  •  Xavier University
  •  Velez College
  •  Cebu City Medical Center (CC Gen. Hosp.)
  •  Saint Paul University-Manila.

The examination was given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last month.

The members of the board are Carmencita M. Abaquin, Chairman; Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. Merritt, Perla G. Po, Marco Antonio C. Sto.Tomas, Yolanda C. Arugay and Amelia B. Rosales.

Click here for the Complete List of Nursing licensure exam results:

BLUEWATER DAY SPA: Baby Image Models Search

BLUEWATER DAY SPA: Baby Image Models Search

Blue Water Day Spa had launched an exciting promotion! The first-ever search for Blue Water Day Spa Image Models!

Attention: Mommy, Daddy, Ate, Kuya, Tita, Tito, lolo and Lola! Ninang, Ninong! Good news! Do you have a baby/ Babies aged 6 months to 4 years old? If your answer is YES, then read on!

M E C H A N I C S:

  • Duration of the contest will be from June 6 to August 6, 2013! 
  • Qualifications: 6 months to 4 years old.
  • any citizenship as long as you are in the Philippines.
  • Nationwide
  • There will be a total of 4 winners. One baby boy and baby girl aged 6 months to 2 years old, and again another baby boy and a baby girl aged 2 years old to 4 years old.

How to Join:

  1. Just email to marketing@bluewaterdayspa.ph the cutest, recent and creative photo of your baby with the following information:
  • Baby’s full name
  • Baby’s date of birth
  • Clear scanned copy of your baby’s birth certificate ( to verify your baby’s age)
  • Your contact number
  • and a brief description of your baby

Blue Water Day Spa will then upload your baby’s photo on the Blue Water Day Spa Facebook page. You then have to visit the page and like and share the page for more chances of winning. Make sure your entry is complete otherwise it will not be qualified.


Note: Babies related to any Blue Water Day Spa employee/employees up to 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity will not be eligible to join.


Winners will be announced on their Facebook Page and twitter on August 8, 2013.

What are the prizes?
  • One (1) Birthday Kiddie Spa Party Package for a maximum of 28 persons at BWDS-Ortigas Spa Theatre worth P20,000.00 (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Complimentary Ten (10) Baby Massage Treatments valid for one year worth P3500.00
  • Your baby will be featured in a BWDS Ad Campaign for Baby Massage (online, print, in-store ad collaterals) with photo shoot.

Criteria for Judging:

  • Number of likes- 25%
  • Creativity and Uniqueness of Photo- 25%
  • Management Decision- 50%

So there you go! You have until August 6, 2013 to send your entries so grab those cameras and snap away! Switch on your stage mommy mode and let your baby’s star shine brightly! Good luck!
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post.

Manny Pacquiao: Los Angeles Mansion

Manny Pacquiao: Los Angeles Mansion 

Avid readers of travelonshoestring.com know that I love Manny Pacquiao to the bones! He might have lost his last two fights but for me, I still have faith on this guy’s boxing ability. I hereby declare that Manny can still win his future fights! Go, Manny! Be the Filipinos’ pride once again!
Do you want to see Manny Pacquiao’s Mansion in Los Angeles California? Then let’s watch this video together and get to know more about Pacman’s house in America.

From YouTube video posted by cyborggermaine

DANIEL PADILLA AND KATHRYN BERNARDO: Got to Believe in Magic

DANIEL PADILLA AND KATHRYN BERNARDO: Got to Believe in Magic

ABS-CBN’s most romantic series of 2013 titled “Got To Believe” is the next big thing in prime time TV!
Starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.
The most loved and supported love team of 2013 Kathniel is set to make its grand return on primetime TV via “Got to believe” which is directed by box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

Have you ever been in a situation where you conditioned your mind to attend an ordinary press conference and upon arrival at the press con, you are greeted by a grandiose setting that looks more like a wedding party than a press con? Abs-cbn surprised not only me but everyone else at the press con with these luxurious setting. It is as if we’re attending a wedding banquet. What with all the meticulously done covered tables and chairs decoration, photo booth, sashes, balloons, confetti, cameras, cake and cupcakes.

Love is in the air! You could see the awe on all our faces when we stepped on the red carpet at the presscon of “Got to believe”.

Complete with Cakes and cupcakes!
The beautiful cake of Got to Believe!
Beautiful Mini me’s of Kathniel!

The Cast, writers and director of “Got to Believe”.

Fans and supporters of Kathniel!

Got to believe soon on Abs-cbn primetime!

HONG KONG: SNOOPY’S WORLD in SHATIN

HONG KONG: SNOOPY’S WORLD in SHATIN

With Joe Cool on his skateboard

It’s cool to be with Joe Cool, the alter ego of Snoopy, in Snoopy’s World.

Snoopy’s World is another off-the-beaten-path destination in Hong Kong, the land of cool weather! 

Opened in 2000, Snoopy’s World (also known as Snoopyland) is a small park where you can see for FREE more than sixty (60) different statues of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the “Peanuts” gang. Yes, there is NO ENTRANCE FEE to Snoopy’s World.
Linus cooked something delicious
A word of caution though. This is not a place where you go to as your only destination in Sha Tin (also spelled Shatin) area. When we went there, we also climbed up to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery, and walked around/ window-shopped at IKEA Sha Tin and New Town Shopping Mall. 
So don’t expect too much from it. Visiting Snoopy’s World, as they say, is just a break from shopping or if you have kids, it is a place for them to experience being with the “Peanuts” characters. 
At any rate, the kids and the kids-at-heart will love taking their pictures with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and others. 

Many people are not aware of this park which is located on the 3rd level podium of New Town Shopping Mall in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. There used to be two tennis courts in this area before being converted to Snoopy’s World.

You can find Snoopy’s World by walking through the New Town Plaza shopping mall, which can be accessed directly from the (East Rail Line) MTR Sha Tin station (Exit A). Just follow the signage to Snoopy’s World or ask for directions to the 3rd level podium once you get to New Town Plaza mall.

You can enter the Snoopy’s World through the Doghouse Entry which is actually Snoopy’s house. Just like in the cartoon strip “Peanuts,” you can see a big model of Snoopy leisurely enjoying the sunshine on the roof of his doghouse. TRIVIA: It is the largest outdoor model of Snoopy in the world.

The Entrance to Snoopy’s World
Remember not to go on weekends when there are lots of people in Snoopy’s World.

In the above picture is the school bus at the School Plaza of Peanuts Academy. In front the school bus are (from left) Sally Brown, Charlie Brown and Linus van Pelt.
Gathered grilling their marshmallows near the Boating Canal are 
(from left to right) Schroeder, 

Peppermint Patty, Marcie and Linus van Pelt.


Charlie Brown and Snoopy fishing along the bank of the Boating Canal

Entrance to Snoopy’s World is FREE but in order to avail of the Canoe Ride along the Boating Canal, you need to present a receipt as proof of purchase of over a certain amount (HK$100, I think) from any of the shops in New Town Plaza mall. The Canoe Ride takes about 3 minutes. Take note that there are certain weight limitations in this ride. The ride is slow and during weekends, the queue to the Canoe Ride will be quite long. So, it is advisable to take the ride on a weekday.

“Peanuts” characters

The late cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz created the “Snoopy” character in his cartoon serial “Peanuts” in 1950. He died in 2000, the same year when Snoopy’s World opened in Sha Tin. 

Here are some of the famous “Peanuts” characters created by Charles Schulz:

1. Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s lovable beagle (dog).

2. Woodstock, the yellow bird and Snoopy’s best friend and side kick, is named after the famous rock festival.

3. Charlie Brown, the main character, is a lovable guy dominated by insecurities. He is meek, nervous and lacks self-confidence. He is unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football. Aptly, the theme of the cartoon serial is “the great American unsuccess story.”

4. Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie. She displays her being territorial by seizing her brother’s bedroom or by making very sure that no other woman ever lays eyes on Linus.

From Left: Peppermint Patty, Lucy van Pelt, Marcie, Woodstock, Snoopy,
Charlie Brown, Sally Brown and Linus van Pelt

5. Linus van Pelt is Charlie’s blanket-toting best friend and Sally’s love interest. His blanket is, literally and actually, his “security blanket.”

6. Lucy van Pelt, Linus’ older sister, is a bossy and crabby (irritable) girl. 

7. Schroeder is a piano-playing character, Lucy’s love interest, admirer of the great classical pianist-composer Ludwig van Bethoven and Charlie’s second best friend after Linus. Schroeder has short blond hair. He almost always wears a striped shirt and either black or blue shorts. He is commonly seen playing his toy piano. His address is 1770 James Street, which is easy to remember for him because the number 1770 is Beethoven’s birth year. Beethoven was a lifelong bachelor, and Schroeder feels he must emulate every aspect of his idol’s life. Schroeder’s constant refusal of Lucy’s love is a constant theme in the cartoon serial. 

8. Marcie is the bespectacled character, best friend to tomboy Peppermint Patty (Patricia Reichardt), and displays romantic interest on Charlie Brown.

9. Franklin is the African-American boy who became a friend of Charlie Brown.

Along Peanuts boulevard in the Mini town area, you can see various buildings like the post office, bank and that of Brown Bros. which, as you will notice, has shown cracks probably caused by that girl in the above picture. Hahahaha!

Here, Charlie Brown is sitting on a couch watching TV . . . with me.

Opening hours: from 10 am to 8 pm (Monday to Sunday). Gate closes at 7:45 pm. 

Enjoy!

HONG KONG: 10,000 BUDDHAS in SHATIN

HONG KONG: 10,000 BUDDHAS in SHATIN

For those of you looking for off-the-trail tourist attractions in Hong Kong, you can go to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Shatin district. 

It is a famous Buddhist monastery located on the mountain behind Shatin Pai Tau Village near the Shatin station of the East Rail Line of the  Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong.

This place is near IKEA Shatin. We dropped by IKEA Shatin after our visit to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery.

It was founded in 1949 by the Reverend Yuet Kai, a devout Buddhist layman who dedicated the last years of his life to constructing a temple containing nearly 13,000 statues of Buddha, and completed in 1957. 

There are no resident monks in this monastery. The ones managing this monastery are laypersons.

The monastery is divided into upper and lower portions. The whole complex occupies over eight hectares. In this complex are five temples, four pavilions, one pagoda and one veranda.

The main building of the monastery is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple which has more than 12,800 pieces of Buddha statues (in different postures) placed on the walls. 

The immortal body of Rev. Yuet Kai is located in the central portion of the temple.

The climb to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is not for everybody though. 

You should have strong knees to climb the path up to the 10,000 Buddhas Temple. 
Juice mi aside from parang bundok ang aakyatin mo, aba may blessings pa nang pumunta kami doon. Yes! Inulan kami! Kaya ayun kesa 45 minutes inabot kami ng 2 hours bago namin naakyat ang tuktok ng bundok, pero naman sulit talaga!
At first, we got lost and took the wrong way because we missed the very small signage pointing to the direction of 10,000 Buddhas Monastery (see the above picture). 

We found ourselves climbing the cemetery (which has an escalator from the ground level) beside the Monastery. So, better take note of that “signage.”

Tipid guide to collecting the McDonald’s Despicable Me Minions

Tipid guide to collecting the McDonald’s Despicable Me Minions
Photo by abkdvanessa
Everybody has gone loco over McDonalds collectible toys again! For sure, you’ll gain several pounds just trying to complete your collections! 

Hey, you! Yes, you! You ought to watch what you eat even if you want to collect all of the nine (9) Despicable Me toys collectibles. Too much of everything is bad.

I still vividly recall when I was trying to complete my toy collection in the past, I ate nothing but McDonalds meals from morning ’til night and I ended up gaining several extra pounds and that is sooooo bad!

McDonalds store in Vizayas Avenue offers breakfast Happy Meals which can go for as low as Php77 – Hamdesal with orange juice. For sure, everyone now wants to go or live in that area! (NOTE: I heard other McDonalds stores now offer Hamdesal with orange juice.)

Nine (9) multiply by seventy seven pesos (Php77.00) equals six hundred ninety three pesos (Php693.00) for nine (9) minions.


You shouldn’t buy (and eat!) all of those meals in one sitting though because nine (9) servings of the Burger McDo Happy Meal add up to 3510 calories, which are significantly more than the recommended 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men.

For everyone who wants to collect all nine (9) minions from McDonald’s Philippines, let not this blind you to eat non-stop at McDonalds. You ought to balance it out. Remember who would play with the minions if you are already dead from eating too much.

Sadly, even if you do collect all nine (9) of the minions released by McDonalds here in the Philippines, your collection won’t be truly complete until you manage to snag the six (6) other minions being offered by McDonalds Australia and the US. Two (2) evil minions – Purple Minion Babbler and Purple Minion Giggling – and four (4) minions – Jerry Whistle, Phil Jelly Whistle, Tom Babbler and Carl Rocket Skateboard – won’t be made available here in the Philippines.

Despicable Me 2 will start screening on July 3.  I wish someone from the movie marketing department invite me to the movie premiere!

Here is the movie Tagalog trailer!

Genres: Animated Film

Synopsis:

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. (From IMDB)

Voice Cast:

Steve Carell – Gru
Russell Brand – Dr. Nefario
Miranda Cosgrove – Margo
Al Pacino – a villain
Moises Arias – Antonio
Kristen Wiig – Miss Hattie

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

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