September 29, 2014

Watch: Anne Curtis Blood Ransom Movie Trailer

Anne Curtis "Blood Ransom" is the latest and her first international independent film with Alexander Dreymon which was directed by Fil-Am Francis dela Torre.



Anne Curtis posted a link on her twitter account  Monday afternoon of the official trailer. The two-minute trailer of Jeremy (Alexander Dreymon) abducting Crystal (Anne Curtis), the girlfriend of his boss Roman. But when Jeremiah chooses to just return her to Roman, Crystal declines to go back and this is where their dangerous love affair while on the run begins.


Blood Ransom will be released locally on October 29 and in North America on October 31 according to sources.

September 27, 2014

Buffet 101 Dinner for a Cause: #DinnerForCarlisle

Carlisle Von Patrick was born as a healthy bouncing baby boy on the morning of March 31st, 2012. Being a single mom who carried him for the whole nine months by myself, I was so overwhelmed that he came out as healthy as I prayed for. Crying out loud, rosy cheeks, birthmark. Everything seems to be perfect. I make sure that he'll not be hurt, no insect will bite him. He was present on monthly check-ups, up-to-date with his vaccines.


On his fourth month, my world froze when we rushed him to ER due to viral meningitis. I thought that would be the end of my unexplainable happiness in life, but thank God that my boy survived. Series of follow-ups and tests were done and since then, we were in and out of the hospital due to his inconsistent nausea, vomiting, and fever. Doctors thought that his meningitis came back, until one decided to do cranial ultrasound on him, and everything weakens me after that.

Carlisle Von Patrick has been diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma (brain tumor) last February 2013 after his MRI procedure and went on brain surgery to remove the tumor last June 2013 at University of Santo Tomas Hospital. His life was saved, but his eyesight wasn't. He's undergoing constant follow up checks to maintain healthy living. Last update that we had is he needs to go for another surgery because the tumor is getting bigger again.



On September 27, 2014, Buffet 101 Eastwood branch will be hosting a dinner-for-a-cause event for Carlisle. The #DinnerForCarlisle buffet is priced at Php 1,100 for adults and Php 600 for kids 3.5 ft and above. Children below the height limit is considered free of charge. Part of the sales will be for Carlisle's hospital funds. Dinner starts at 5:30 PM.

#WearGreyForCarlisle shirts can also be ordered for P400. Sizes ranges from XS to 3XL. 

You can also deposit your donations through these channels under Account Name: Marie Ruth C Berma:

• BPI - Account# 0489653699 
• BDO - Account# 005000045298
• LBC Pera Padala (details by request)

We also have setup a GoFundMe account for him, which is http://gofundme.com/CarlisleVonPatrick.

For more details, please like www.facebook.com/HelpForCarlisle or you can message Mommy Marie at berma.mr@msn.com or 09398836164.

September 25, 2014

James Reid Falls off the Stage

James Reid falls off the stage while performing Chris Brown's "Take You Down" at the Cosmopolitan Bachelors Bash 2014 held at the World Trade Center September 24, 2014. It's quite funny because while he was singing the lyrics of the song, he literally went down the stage LOL! but he didn't care because he immediately stood up, went up the stage and continued singing. Now that's professionalism! 
 

September 23, 2014

Cheapest Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

It's been days since the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and everyone was shock of how much that it cost. But no cares because there has been millions of pre-orders already after the announcement. 

Click here: Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus full specifications.

I'm not really an Apple iPhone fan. I've been using Sony (Ericsson) Xperia phones for a long time because of it's amazing camera and video recording but after I saw iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus specs, it made me say the word "wow" LOL! Yeah! honestly, I think I'm gonna make an exception, I'll be switching from Sony to Apple iPhone. 

And you know what! I'll be getting one soon! because I found an online shopping website that has the cheapest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus! it's Goods.Ph

Goods.Ph updated price list: (FREE! Shipping Nationwide from Sept 27 - Nov. 27, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 16GB for only Php 37,499.00
Apple iPhone 6 64GB for only Php 41,199.00
Apple iPhone 6 128GB for only Php 46,599.00

Apple iPhone 6 16GB Plus for only Php 46,499.00
Apple iPhone 6 64GB Plus for only Php 52,599.00
Apple iPhone 6 128GB Plus for only Php 60,999.00


Check out the prices from other online shopping merchants below.




source: Yugatech




Aegis Malaysia's Offensive Ad




Transcribed:

"Expansion and Growth are words of importance in the present times. When companies look to grow and expand geographically, they make a decision. A choice of where they want to see themselves next in the global map. Making that choice isn't easy, it never was because after all the hard work that the process entails the last thing that you might want to have is not so supportive business environment at the place where you choose to be. 

In an environment where there is inadequate infrastructure and unfriendly climate for smooth operation, less security and lack of gov't support. In an environment that might hinder your interactions with clients, customers and partners. To make things worst the place could falling in a ring of fire thus being prone to natural disaster like typhoons, cyclones etc. impacting the operations of businesses and bloating up the cost of living, unstable businesses generally lead a higher attrition rate which makes availability of suitable talent tougher. 


For the same reason Malaysia is becoming a preferred alternate to the Philippines and fast emerging as the ultimate investment destination for multinationals. Boasting a world class infrastructure that not just oversees the future but also houses innovative spaces that systems blends tradition and technology. Malaysia is investor friendly owing to flexible policies of a government and less bureaucracy making processes easy and administrators accessible. The place is not just when it comes to governance but also in terms of it's climate as it's tropical temperature makes Malaysia a safer zone. 




Being a country rich in diversified cultures, natural resources, competitive talent pools and leisure lifestyles, Malaysia is the perfect balance of business and pleasure. Optly complimented of the availability of best skilled talent which is customizable to business needs that's why we at Aegis a Malaysia stronghold that ables us to offer multilingual capabilities along with differentiated and hospitable services to global giants. This also lets us be a part of Malaysia's drive of becoming a develop digital economy by 2020 because we understand that how you grow depends on who you grow with" 

Have you noticed? The neighboring country loves to trash the Philippines. This isn't new LOL! they are just doing this to catch inventor's attention. This is how politics work when it comes to business, destroying someone or what we call an online black propaganda - the main objective is to gain for themselves. But at the end of the day, investor's has the last decision to make.

How about you? Will you be investing with this kind of company? A company who destroys someone's reputation just to gain profit..

By the way, sorry if I didn't get some of the words right.

September 20, 2014

Final Fantasy XV Brand New Trailer

I've been a fan of Final Fantasy, an action role playing video game, and as far as I remember I played one of it's famous series 5 times, the Final Fantasy VIII and that's way back year 1999 LOL! Who will never forget the amazing characters of Zell, Irvine, Quistis, Selphie, Seifer, Edea and most specially the main characters, Squall and Rinoa. Let's not forget the bad ass guardian forces Diablos, Ifrit, Leviathan, Bahamut, Shiva, Carbuncle, Odin, Siren  etc.

Watch: Final Fantasy VIII All Cut Scenes



And 15 years later, let's witness the brand new Final Fantasy XV, offering us with an amazing graphics, characters and story. 




Final Fantasy XV is the 15th main installment in the Final Fantasy series; it provides a darker atmosphere that focuses on more realistic human characters than previous entries. The game features an open-world environment and action-based battle system similar to the Kingdom Hearts series, incorporating the ability to switch weapons and take control of vehicles during battle. 




"The tale is based on the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology, but has no direct relation to the other games in this series as it features a unique world, visual design and different characters. It’s main protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum is the prince of a mafia-like royal family which protects the last remaining crystal in the world and rules over a technologically advanced city-state. The plot centers on the invasion of a war nation that tries to conquer the crystal. During the course of the game, Noctis meets the aristocratic and kind Stella Nox Fleuret who shares his ability of seeing a mysterious "light" connected to a goddess of the dead." (source:wiki)

Check out the Final Fantasy XV brand new trailer below

(photo credits: UXIAN)

The game's party-based battle system is a realistic version of the one seen in the Kingdom Hearts series: the player selects a command such as "Attack", "Warp", "Magic", "Item" or "Link Form" and the characters will then perform the desired move. There are also other actions such as double-jumping. The party comprises a maximum of three members and control over them may be switched during battle. The team is initially assembled by the game, but players can choose their preferred party members later on. However, the main protagonist Noctis is permanently present and the only character that can equip any weapon, while others are specialized in one type of combat. Helpful actions by other members of the party are triggered depending on the situation. The available weapons include swords, axes, lances and guns, offer various attacks and may be customized or used as shields. The selected weapon is displayed on-screen, and can be freely swapped during battle. (source:wiki)

Square Enix never fails to amaze us with this kind of  action role playing video games. 




According to sources, FINAL FANTASY XV will be available on PS4 & Xbox One. FINAL FANTASY XV is not yet rated. 

September 18, 2014

Soul Surf 2014 Packages



This October 24-26, BEEP! Productions brings you SOUL SURF 2014! After its successful maiden launch last year, Soul Surf brings you yet another year-defining festival experience. With international and local acts playing over the course of three days, set against the magnificent background of San Juan, La Union’s coastline, there is surely a beat that will get you off your feet. After nearly 13,000 people flocked to San Juan in 2013, there was no doubt that a second act was forthcoming.

During the day, the famed waves of LU will be a magnet to any surfer or beach lover’s heart. Fantastic waves and a bourgeoning surf culture are at the heart of San Juan. Come sunset and everything comes to a standstill as a golden amber envelops the entire beach. Its environs will also be transformed into an artist’s playground as art installations will be mounted along the shoreline for the festival-goers to appreciate. Soul Surf is where your heart, ears and mind find respite, energy and spirit.

We promise you. It’s going to be pure bliss.

Book your packages now through Travel Factor, Soul Surf's exclusive travel partner, and expect hassle-free and affordable packages. Early birds will get the rooms nearest to the festival grounds (and rooms get fully booked sooner than you think!). Register now!


Cheap rooms, more beer! Our Adventure Packages are the cheapest of the bunch starting at P5,865 per person.


Not sure what to get? Regular Packages are the easy choice starting at P6,600 per person.


Got some cash to burn? Live it up and go for the Premium Packages at P8,900 per person.

Travel Factor is the official travel partner of Soul Surf 2014.

September 16, 2014

September Networking Night: For Filipino Online Marketers





A FREE networking event for local internet marketers, online entrepreneurs, SEO and Social Media Specialists, SME's and startup's. This networking event will be at A-Space, 110 Building, Legazpi St., Makati City (across Greebelt 5) on September 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM. 

Awesome speakers were invited to bond and share their amazing ideas of Internet Marketing here in the Philippines. 

Janette Toral
- author of Blogging from Home, DigitalFilipino.com E-Commerce Workshop E-Book , co-author/editor of the Philippine Internet Review: 10 Years of Internet History (1994 - 2004), and DigitalFilipino: An E-Commerce Guide for the eFilipino.

Jason Acidre
- a Manila-based Search Strategist who offers advanced SEO strategies and search engine optimization services on his personal blog. He's also the founder and Strategist at Xight Interactive, one of the leading Web Development and Online Marketing teams in Asia Pacific. 

Clayton Wood
- Marketing Director and managing partner of numerous successful online marketing brands. As an early executive at TrueLogic, Clayton helped create and grow brand marketing programs. He helped lead the 365Outsource.com and SEOReseller.com projects that have become a few of the industry’s largest online marketing brands.

The main purpose of this event is to network with fellow entrepreneurs, establish great (internet marketing) relationship and connect with influencers.

The event was made possible by Paul Agabin, founder and CEO of Essays.ph and Blogger at PaulAgabin.com

Want to go? Join and RSVP here

September 15, 2014

UAAP 77 Cheer Dance Competition 2014 Results and Performances

photo credit:right.ph

The UAAP Cheer Dance Competition 2014 is one of the most awaited event featuring the famous Pep squad from the eight universities here in Manila: NU Pep Squad, UP Pep Squad, UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, Adamson Pep Squad, FEU Cheering Squad, DLSU Animo Squad, UE Pep Squad and the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion. 

Last year, NU Pep Squad won their first title with their Egyptian-inspired theme besting UP Pep Squad and the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe. 

And Yes! NU Pep Squad dominated AGAIN against UP Pep Squad and UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe at the UAAP 77 Cheer Dance Competition 2014. 


UAAP 77 Cheer Dance Competition 2014 Results

Champion: National University (677.5 points)
1st Runner-Up: University of the Philippines (658 points)
2nd Runner-Up: University of Sto. Tomas (625 points)

UAAP 77 Cheer Dance Competition 2014 Performances

NU Pep Squad



UP Pep Squad




UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe




Adamson Pep Squad




FEU Cheering Squad




DLSU Animo Squad




UE Pep Squad



Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion



September 12, 2014

Chocolate Chips you Can’t Resist

I was browsing through random YouTube videos, from which I came across a standup comedy act by a great comedian by the name of Dave Chappelle. On one of his comedic points, he began to assess the impact and the underlying themes behind the all-time favorite kids show that is Sesame Street.

One of his points was the cookies that Cookie Monster can’t seem to get enough of. Mr. Chappelle said chocolate chip cookies, don’t do that to people and I agree…but like any great story, you will be proven wrong by someone or something.



Coincidentally, I have on my desk, as I was also playing online games that time, is the Chips Ahoy Mocha Chunk. A little background on my family first.  My dad is not a big fan of chocolates, so when he shop for snacks, he would always select any mocha-based snack, hence, The Chips Ahoy Mocha Chunk. At first I had no idea how it would taste. I’m not really a fan of mocha—I’m all for chocolate, baby! But hey, this is Chips Ahoy, this is the good stuff.

So there I was, munching this chewy mocha chip and I gotta tell you, the cookie is like 5, sometimes 10 seconds of heaven (depending on the intensity of my game). The cookies were soft but never mushy and the rich mocha taste was well blended.

So, the next Sunday, (my only rest day), I planned to get as many Chips Ahoy! variants possible…and I did. To my disappointment, my local grocery store only has the Classic Chip Ahoy Cookies! So what do I do? Do I ask my friends to survey their local groceries for other Chips Ahoy! variants?  Do I call my relatives to send me some? Do I once again send my father on a quest to find a unique Chips Ahoy! flavor?

I still bought the chocolate chip cookies though, but the quest continues.

In our today’s modern age, everything is presented online, which led to the newest command acronym- GMG! Or Google mo G@_ _, you know what I mean. With this new direction I Googled Chips Ahoy Shopping Philippines. Yay! Working links! There were many online shops that offered Chips Ahoy, Yet most if not all, offered the same variants that I already tasted.

Once again I GMG-ed, I typed online grocery shopping philippines and I found Goods.ph. Right there and then, the search was over. As soon as I typed Chips Ahoy Mint Chocolate Chips and Chewy Birthday Frosting Chip Variants were on display and ready for order.

Chocolate Chips Ahoy!

I signed up, logged my account in and shopped. It took them three days to deliver my order and it was all worth it! The package came the same time my online character leveled up (after being stuck in the same level for four months) so there was a reason to celebrate. The Chips Ahoy! Mint Chocolate Chips was refreshing and the Chips Ahoy! Chewy Birthday Frosting made me remember the days when I would make a biscuit and marshmallow sandwiches!

Yes, Mr chappelle and past me, I’m now hooked on the newest Chips Ahoy! Flavors and as long as my local grocery store won’t offer the new variants, I will continue to shop for my unique grocery needs at Goods.ph Online Grocery Shopping Philippines.

Try them yourself, visit the nearest grocery shop near you, and if they don’t have these items, there’s always Goods.ph!

September 11, 2014

Blogapalooza 2014

Blogapalooza 2014 Banner

Finally! I will be attending the Blogapalooza on September 20, 2014 at the Convention Center Halls 1 and 2, SM Aura, Taguig. This is my first time to attend and I'm excited to meet more than 500 fellow bloggers here Manila. Aside from Blogapalooza's partner brands, there are also big names who will be attending and will share good stuff about their passion for blogging.

See you there guys! 


What is Blogapalooza?

Blogapalooza is a community. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to share. Blogapalooza is a blogger event on crack! Lots of giveaways for the bloggers and online community and a chance for big and small businesses to present their product / brand / thingamajig to hundreds of influential bloggers and online social media influencers. 


You want to attend as blogger? Click here
You want to attend as business? Click here



September 10, 2014

Marriott Hotel Manila Award Winning Menu for a Limited Time



At the recent Philippine Culinary Cup, dubbed as the annual competition “where the best meet to compete” and the only continental competition endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), our best kitchen performance continues to be on the upswing as we garnered 4 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze awards!



Experience the Gold Winning Creations for yourself this month only at Cru Steakhouse. Cru Steakhouse starts at P400

Click here to see Cru Steakhouse menu

Goods.Ph Forgetful Lucy Contest




Keep your eyes wide open and your minds sharp.  Her things are just scattered around waiting to be found by your ever watchful eyes! Right now, she’s in the kitchen rummaging through the pantry. She carries a list and may be looking for kitchen utensils, appliances or food ingredients or grocery items in the cupboard. 


Simply look for them in the grid and you may be 1 of 6 lucky winners of Php 1,000.00 gift voucher from Goods.Ph online shopping for your good deed! Forgetful Lucy will certainly appreciate your help and at the same time you win a cash voucher which you can use on your next purchase when you shop at the goods.ph online shopping website, but remember only participating products with the Forgetful Lucy icon may be purchased with your gift voucher!    


It’s so easy to join! During the whole month of September, various scenarios will be presented to valued customers. All one has to do is just look for the special items Forgetful Lucy is looking for. The scene could be at the Kitchen, Office, Bedroom, Bathroom, Playroom or inside Lucy’s Bag.  

Here's a current puzzle:




Just visit Goods.ph Facebook Page and join the Forgetful Lucy Contest and look for 4 items Forgetful Lucy is looking for. For added fun, invite your friends and family to join and find the things she is looking for! Images will be posted three days before announcement of winners. Winners will be announced on September 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 25th and 30th. 


Could you help forgetful Lucy find her things? Of course you can! Just go to Goods.Ph online shopping to make it easier for you to see for yourself what she is looking for and start looking for her things now! 


Forgetful Lucy Mechanics: So Easy To Join and Win P1, 000.00 Shopping Spree!


1. Register at the Goods.ph using the same email address you use in your Facebook account.

2. Like Goods.ph Facebook Page, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Remember to share the puzzle on your wall publicly to qualify.
3. Different settings will be posted where one has to look for 4 items on the grid using the different coordinates.
4. Send your answers by giving the correct coordinates (ex. 1A, 4E, 5F, 6F) only through PM (private message). Answers sent through comments are null and void and will not be considered.
5. The Goods.ph’s Forgetful Lucy Contest will run from September 1- 30, 2014. Six (6) lucky winners with the correct answers will be randomly selected. One winner for each setting will be posted.
6. Winners will be notified through email. A Gift Certificate with a promo code will be sent through electronic mail. 
7. Winners list are final and prizes are non-transferrable and non-convertible to cash. 

Good luck! 



Goods.Ph is an online shopping grocery store in the Philippines that offers everything you need with flexible payment methods. They offer a wide array of grocery items, mobile phones and tablets, laptops and notebooks, desktop computers, consumer electronics, LED, LCD and plasma TV, digital cameras, health and beauty products such as skin care, cosmetics and make ups fashion apparel encompassing women, kids and men clothing, shoes, jewelry, home and living products and children’s toys. They practically offer convenience shopping to everyone in the comfort and safety of your home!

iPhone 6 Bigger, Thinner and Better


Apply has officially announced the 8th generation if iPhone - the iPhone 6. Apple made a major revisions, they made the body slimmer, it's 6.9mm thin that makes it one of the slimmest smartphones in the market. A bit heavier than the iPhone 5s while it's body measures 138.1mm x 67mm.



iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch LED back lit display with a 1334 x 750 resolution and it offers new Retina HD, giving you a pixel density of 326 ppi. 




The iSight camera has a new sensor with focus pixels and an amazing new video features such as 1080p high definition at 60 frames per second, slow motion at 240 frames per second and time-lapse video mode for a more reason

Enough talk, check out it's complete specifications below:

  • iPhone at its largest and thinnest: 6.9mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1mm (iPhone 6 Plus) - iPhone 5s was 7.6mm
  • A8 Chip, 64-bit Architecture, M8 Motion Coprocessor
  • Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone
  • Processor performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone
  • iPhone 6 is up to 50% more energy efficient, so you can have higher sustained performance
  • 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor
  • Up to 43MP Panorama mode
  • New software improvements help you take better pictures. Faster autofocus, next-generation local tone mapping, and advanced noise reduction
  • Burst selfies: up to 10 photos per second
  • Wi-Fi calling is a new feature for making high-quality calls when cell conditions are poor
  • Barometer: The barometer is great for fitness apps. iPhone can now tell if you’re going up molehills, mountains, and everything in between
  • Fresh: The predictive keyboard learns your conversation style and helps you answer accordingly
  • 1,810 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • 16/64/128GB Storage
  • Space Gray, White/Silver, Gold
  • 4.7" or 5.5" Retina HD Display
  • iPhone 6 has over one MILLION pixels 
  • iPhone 6 Plus has over two MILLION pixels
  • iPhone 6 Plus lets you see even more content in a new landscape view
  • Runs on the best system yet: iOS8
  • iPhone 6 has a continuous, seamless design
  • No distinct edges. The cover glass curves around the sides to meet the anodized aluminum enclosure



Visit Apple Store to know more.

September 4, 2014

Bose Awesome Audio Clearance Sale

Bose will be having a clearance sale on September 5 - 7, 2014. They will be offering huge discounts on their high quality audio products from headphones, bluetooth speakers, iPod dock speakers, computer speakers, home theatre speakers and Wi-Fi music systems. Good news to all Citibank card holders because they will getting extra perks and more discounts.



Bose awesome audio clearance sale will be held at the Ground flr. Bldg. A, Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde, Pasig City. But on September 5, 2014, the sale is exclusive to all Citibank card holders. They will be getting an additional 5% off for straight transactions as well as for deferred payments from 6 to 24 months and on the following day till sunday, it will be open for all. 

Don't miss this amazing deal because you'll also be getting discount up to 40% off on selected items. 

It's time for an upgrade!

September 1, 2014

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Caramel Brownie Ice Blended has arrived. With the soft, luscious caramel balanced perfectly with a fudgy, chocolate brownie kick, you can have the perfect go-to finishing touch for any day, moment or situation.

Discover Delight. Enjoy a more interesting cup with a single touch of a button when you visit the new cbtl.com.ph. One Touch. One Perfect Cup. One Good Day.


There's a new bean in town! Watch out for the opening of our store at the new Starmall Prima,Taguig and enjoy your favorite coffees and teas at this premium location. 

See where else you can get a perfect cup today!

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