Krissy Villongco Releases Debut Album

Krissy Villongco Releases Debut Album

Krissy Villongco , the talented singer/composer of the the hit single 12:51, releases her first solo album entitled “Songs About You.”  She’s only 20-years old and a college student at Mint College in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

  
Krissy became a YouTube sensation together with her ate Ericka, who is only 10-months older than her, way back in 2009.
Krissy and Ericka, both sing and play the guitar and were labeled as the Philippine version of M2M.  According to Krissy, it was her ate Ericka who taught her how to play the guitar. I asked her if she’s related to the stage actress and singer Cris Villongco. Krissy said she’s her aunt. 

After years of working hand in hand with her sister Ericka, Krissy now turns solo and releases her debut album “Songs About You”.

“Songs About You” is an all original album written by Krissy herself that will certainly move the hearts of many listeners especially the young generation.

It features the carrier single “We Can’t Be”. Other tracks include “Weekend With You”, “Piece Of You”, “Distance”, “The Game”, “Don’t Forget Me”, “Gone Away” and the piano version of the hit single “12:51”. “I’m very much proud of this album because for the first time in my 5 years in the music industry, I was able to come up with an all original album, which has been my dream for as long as I can remember,” Krissy said. The album’s carrier single, “We Can’t Be”, a heartbreak song, will surely touch the listeners’ hearts just like her previous hit compositions “12:51” and “In Your Arms” during her days as a duo with her sister Ericka, whose videos got million hits in YouTube. Its music video recently premiered on MYX when she experienced mixed of emotional breakdowns and joyful happenings in her life.

According to her, each song is composed of unsaid words and unexpressed feelings to the guys she used to date. Krissy kind of wish that she told how she felt to those guys she almost had a relationship with. But then again, if she had done that, then she wouldn’t have been able to write all those songs.  Krissy said that the listeners would not only feel sadness but also happiness, anger, loss or yearning on her album. These makes the songs truly relatable for lots of girls and some guys.


“Part of songwriting in every artist comes doubt in wondering whether we will ever be accepted for the things that we create, that’s why I’m always going to be thankful for the fans that have not only supported me but also gave me a chance to speak up and let my story be heard,” Krissy added. “Songs About You” by Krissy is now out on CDs at Astroplus and Odyssey outlets, through digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes and can also be streamed via Deezer and Spotify. 
The album is released under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). Here are the links:

Spinnr- http://smarturl.it/SongsAboutU
iTunes- http://po.st/O3cVwi (Mastered for iTunes)

For bookings and inquiries, contact Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist
Management at +632 9162504 local 107, +639178565174 and +639209682991. For more new and updates on Krissy, log on to the following sites: www.facebook.com/mcamusic or www.twitter.com/mca_music.

Message from Krissy:

Please share which song(s) from #songsaboutyou captured you the most and who would you like to dedicate this song to? Sending them my warm huugs too – Krissy

#saybts

MITOY YONTING: Releases Hanggang Wakas Album

MITOY YONTING: Releases Hanggang Wakas Album

Dreams do come true even at age 44, says Mitoy Yonting, winner of the first season of The Voice of the Philippines. 

Yes, folks. Finally, Mitoy Yonting releases his 30 years in the making album entitled Hanggang Wakas at Resorts World last Saturday to the delight of his fans.

It is my first time to see him perform live together with his band Draybers.


Mitoy is such a funny man. He would crack jokes while singing and in between numbers but he was half joking when he said that it took him 30 years to finally release his very own album. He said that 30 years ago, he dreamt to release an album and finally that dream is now a reality. Not only that, he also wrote several songs in this album such as “Ikaw Hanggang Wakas,” “Kaibigan” and “Magulang” featuring Bassilyo, which happened to be my favorite. According to Mitoy, he wrote “Magulang” in three (3) days when he and his band draybers were conned by a commissioner in Macau. 
The album also features the hit carrier single “Pinaikot-ikot” (written by Vehnee Saturno), “Pangakong Tapat” (Aster Adriano), his version of Florante’s “Handog” whose lyrics he sung from the heart because the song reflects his life story. The album also includes “Minahal Kita,” “Solitaire,” “Hahabol-habol,” “Somewhere” (his duet with his coach, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga) as well as his medley of Air Supply hits ”Every Woman In The World,” “I Can Wait Forever,” and “Here I Am.”
So dream big and believe just like Mitoy.


Mitoy Yonting’s Hanggang Wakas (Universal Music Philippines) in CDs is available at Astroplus and Odyssey outlets and digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes. It can also be streamed via Deezer and Spotify.

For bookings and inquiries, call Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist Management at 916-2504 local 107, (0917) 856-5174 and (0920) 968-2991. For more new and updates on Mitoy Yonting, log on to the following sites: www.facebook.com/mcamusic or www.twitter.com/mca_music.

ZAMBALES MINERS: Begs DENR to Lift Suspension on 4 Mining Firms

ZAMBALES MINERS: Begs DENR to Lift Suspension on 4 Mining Firms

Thousands of Zambales miners and their families hold a protest caravan and made a stop at every Barangay Hall in Sta. Cruz last Saturday, August 9, 2014. The alliance of miners appealed to DENR to reverse the suspension order slapped on the four major mining companies in their province so they can go back to work and earn an honest living.

“We appeal for your compassion and consideration to alleviate the miseries not only of the affected employees and their dependents but also of the business establishments, the communities, and all others that depend on the mining operations of LnL Archipelago Minerals Inc.( LAMI) for their day to day existence” according to the group of workers from the companies called Coalition of Mine workers, Families and Communities (CMWFC).

“We witnessed how LAMI adhered to their commitments to implement best practices in environmental management, safety, and health; and their sincere desire to equitably share the benefits derived from their mining operations to the concerned communities through generous implementation of its Social Development Management Programs (SDMP) and unselfish grant of substantial Corporate Social Responsibility contributions and initiatives,” the group added.

Dozens of LAMI’ scholars especially those in college studying from as far as Pangasinan and Baguio City are in danger of stopping their schooling.

Cabangon said he and his constituents want the EMB and MGB to explain the bases for granting Molino’s complaint and suspending LAMI’s operation.

Orlan Mayor, spokesperson of the CMWFC, said that mining is the main livelihood of residents in the area.

“Malaking tulong ang trabaho naming sa minahan, wala naman ibang trabaho dito sa probinsiya maliban dyan, pwede naman magsaka pero seasonal lang naman ‘yun,” Mayor said. “Pano na ‘yung pamilya nung libong mangagawa ng minahan kung patuloy kaming walang trabaho?”

The miners felt so powerless. They are desperate to go back to work. Director Danilo Uykieng, please hear their cries.

#LiftSuspension #HearOurAppeal #CMWFC

ROBIN WILLIAMS: Loses battle from Depression

ROBIN WILLIAMS: Loses battle from Depression

Photo Credits: Google
I am so sad today. Why? Because I learned that my favorite established comedian Robin McLaurin Williams died at age 63 on August 11, 2014. 

He’s a very successful American actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian. Who would have thought that behind all the glamour, riches and fame is a scarred soul. He was suspected to have committed suicide by asphyxia after a long battle with depression. But a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.

Update! Robin Williams, who had been undergoing treatment for depression, died of asphyxiation after he hanged himself with a belt.

Authorities declined to elaborate whether a note was found or there were indications of drug or alcohol use. The final cause of death will be determined in about two to six weeks after toxicology results are released.

But, why would we focus on his death when we could paid a tribute to the comic genius, right?

One of the most notable roles he had is when he played as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire.

In Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams played a man willing to go to any lengths to be with his family, including masquerading as a buxom nanny in the hopes of winning his wife back from Pierce Brosnan. A part that campy could have sunk many actors’ careers, but it just cemented America’s love for Williams. A sequel was planned for 2015.

He rose into fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy, Dead Poet Society, Hook, Genie in Aladdin, Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting and many other roles.

Thank you for making us laugh and cry with you. 

Goodbye Mrs. Doubtfire #RIPRobinWilliams #help #FightDepression

Thank you. God bless you!

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the Information and Crisis Intervention Centers (ICICs) at 0917-588-HOPE (4673) and a toll-free number 2919 for Globe and TM subscribers 

or you could also call

Manila Lifeline Centre
Contact by: – Phone
Hotline: (02) 8969191
Hotline: Mobile phone: 0917 854 9191

For free, anonymous and confidential telephone counseling that is non-sectarian and non-judgmental, call Crisis Line at 893-7606 or 893-7603, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is help at the end of the line.

HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM VARIOUS MONEY EATING SERVICES OF SMART

HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM VARIOUS MONEY EATING SERVICES OF SMART

Break free from your network’s SMS-VAS (Value Added Services).

Why? Because these networks value added services eat up your load.  

I know that a lot of you can relate with me and my brother.  This incident often happened to me and to a lot of my family and friends. 

Scenario: You just loaded Php300 yesterday but you had the shock of your life when you checked your balance today. You have zero balance. The only thing you’ve done is registered an unli call and text yesterday.
Well, aside from the usual mobile data charges from using FB on your phone you also have to unsubscribe from your network’s SMS-VAS (Value Added Services) subscriptions.

To terminate your subscriptions to services received via SMS such as the following:

  • weekly tips
  • ringtones or other content

All you have to do is key-in CHECK and send it to the access number that regularly sends the information to you (Example: Type CHECK and send to 288).


You will then receive a notification indicating all the services you are subscribed to.

Follow the instructions on how to cancel the service. (CHECK service is not available for access code 283 since this is maintained by different content providers.) Cancellation procedure is FREE. If it charges you call their customer service.

You may also send STOP ALL to a specific access number to unsubscribe to all services from that source.

To stop receiving alerts from SMART, send ALERTS OFF to 211.
#Smart 

UMBRA SHIFT: Hanger Chairs For Small Spaces

UMBRA SHIFT: Hanger Chairs For Small Spaces


After a long hiatus from the  blogging world, I am finally back (with a vengeance?) 

I was recently invited to the Toronto-based brand Umbra exhibit at Cav Wine Shop Cafe in BGC. 
Umbra launched its collection labelled as Umbra Shift in the Philippines. From among the 14 contemporary and handcrafted designs presented by Umbra Design Director Matt Carr, my favorite is the designer’s smart, space-saving folding chairs that double as clothes hangers. 
Sigh, I could envision it on my tiny home! The Hanger Chair is the ultimate storage solution that I’d been looking for. The Phillippe Malouin’s Hanger Chairs look very simple but it is perfect for condo dwellers like me especially now that I’ll be having guests for my *th birthday real soon.#iwantumbrashifthangerchair. My clothes would look good when I hang it using umbra shift hanger chair. Pak na pak #bongga.

Other notable new collection of Umbra Shift are the following:  

Roll bottle opener from the Umbra Shift collection made of solid brass. 
Umbra Shift Cup Lamp that doubles as a pen holder and even has a built- in USB bulb. 

Umbra shift spoon clock 

A playful way to tell the time, the SPOON CLOCK by Albert Lee is part hand mirror part clock. #UmbraShift

Yes, dear! Umbra Shift used different materials, such as brass, wood, mirror and woven goods.

Did you know that the woven abaca rugs and the Coiled Low Stool from the ‪#‎umbrashift‬ collection are made in the Philippines! 

The Coiled Stool was inspired by the traditional basket-making techniques of the Philippines.

#‎umbrashift‬ collection are available at ‪#‎dimensione 

For more information visit www.umbrashift.com

#Umbra #Umbrashift #furniture #accessories

VIRGIN ISLAND: Bohol Philippines Hidden Gem

VIRGIN ISLAND: Bohol Philippines Hidden Gem
VIRGIN ISLAND BOHOL PHILIPPINES
Yehey! It’s my second time around at the Virgin Island in Bohol and it never failed to give me a feeling of happiness, a sense of freedom and tranquility that my soul seeks.
Virgin Island in Bohol, Philippines is an island with lots of sea urchins and trees.  It is known to locals as “hidden oasis.” There is no shade, electricity nor inhabitants there. All you could see are pristine waters and that long curving stretch of powder-like white sand and those coconut trees.

After the other guests left, I had the island all to myself and I love that!
 Commune with God and nature in Virgin Island. God is good all the time. I love being there!
We are on the lone tourist boat there.
Our Boatman and his side kick jumping away their stress! They were so happy!
Tranquil Virgin Island is like no other- That yellow boat that I captured in the picture offered sea urchins, also known as “swaki,” which you could dip in vinegar or “suka”. Those on the yellow boat also sell sea shells, pearl accessories, shell meat, starfish and buko juice.

I will never get tired of visiting Bohol’s Virgin Island again and again.

PIOLO PASCUAL: Uncensored On E!

PIOLO PASCUAL: Uncensored On E!

I always admire Papa P or Piolo Pascual since I first saw his movie many years ago. Piolo, as you all know, is a household name in the Philippines. He’s been in showbiz for almost 20 years now.  That’s why when I received an invitation from E! I did not think twice. Yes agad ako

So what’s new with Papa P? Piolo will be featured in the brand new 30-minute E! News Asia Special that will start on September 28, 2014, at 9 pm.  Finally, you and I will see Piolo in his most candid interview, talking about all the rumors and myths surrounding him. 

I think that is so cool! I am so excited to have a glimpse of his day to day personal schedule, his bonding time with his 17-year old son Inigo, Piolo’s private habits and a lot more.

#ENewsPiolo