Thursday, December 31, 2015

Si Dante at si Max



Last December 17, 2015 ,  I was invited to witness four of the films by Dir.  Brillante Mendoza, a world renowned  and awarded director in collaboration with Max's Restaurant , happened at SM Aura Cinema ,which took them years of doing some researches , annotations , having to see the real moves of the business in particular the employees that makes it more significant, and of course making the film more relevant with regards to when and what kind of generation the event did happened on its real time.

This 4 short films are one of the most  traditional films I see which clearly described the kind of era and Filipino customs we had depending on the time where this people engaged in their real life stories.



In the first short film, Tagpuan, Mendoza tackles how true love transcends the test of time: An elderly woman faithfully shares her special birthday meal to the love of her life in their unlikely tagpuan. Debut, the second short film, shows a father’s love to both his only daughter and departed wife. Direk Dante showed that in spite of living a simple life, celebrating milestones is always and forever will be special. The third film, on the other hand, inspires every broken-hearted women to keep the faith despite bitter love stories. Entitled Kasal, this story features a waitress who called off her engagement and is having a hard time trying not to think about her growing pains as she works for a wedding banquet. To cap the night off, Direk Dante’s Delivery showcases street sounds and the Filipino’s innate affinity to the performing arts through a humble production featuring rap and dance numbers. 
 

Si Dante At Si Max’s is a call for Filipinos and the world to keep on finding beauty in everyday life. Indeed, Direk Dante has yet again brought the bright brillante to the whole house that night. As a tribute to the Philippine indie film icon, a surprise video was released as a testament to his exemplary work and his light-hearted way of living. 

This exclusive and intimate meet and greet was graced by Direk Dante’s friends, special guests and avid film viewers. This is event is made possible through a partnership with SM Aura Cinema.  The four short films will be released digitally some time in 2016.

For more information pls like them on Facebook @Max's Restaurant
For Kasal link,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MEBpD4_CQM






Samsung Digital Appliances Cooking Workshop Thanksgiving





Last December of 2015 ,Samsung Digital Appliances Cooking Workshop Thanksgiving was held at Romulos Cafe Makati. Sponsors are  Samsung products such as Samsung Refrigerator and Samsung Smart Oven. You can download the cooking workshops recap videohere.




Majority of the attendee have  somehow experience the easy way of cooking through Samsung Smart oven.  
That;s why Chef  Earnest Gala  decided to give us the distinction of honor through Certificate of passing and completion of  a Seminar in Cooking Classes of his own.



More than just a culminating activity, the final cooking workshop is Samsung’s way of expressing their gratitude for your unwavering support throughout the year. Samsung is thankful to be part of Filipino families through their very own products, like Samsung Smart Oven and Samsung Refrigerator.


Smart Ovens

The Samsung Smart Oven will surely meet families’ on-the-go lifestyle as well as their need for healthy food. It has features that make it the all-in-one cooking solution, veering away from the usual only “reheating” feature of microwaves. It has the SLIM FRY Technology that allows oil-free frying and fuss-free frying and grilling. Aside from upgrading the kitchen, cooking skills are about to level up with this appliance.


Samsung Refrigerator

Samsung’s refrigerator addresses issues on energy efficiency by saving up to 50% on energy consumption based on Meralco testing and reducing noise production, as well as space efficiency by offering a wide range of capacities to fit every household. To further deliver peace of mind to the family, each refrigerator comes with a 10 year warranty on the compressor

The success of the Samsung Digital Appliances Cooking Workshop run is a proof that cooking can be a great reason for people to come together and strengthen relationships.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lancaster New City Cavite Tour and Gift Giving to Lucky Child Residents



It was my First time to visit the Lancaster New City in Cavite and I just taught before  that it was just a myth to have a place that is far from the city where you and the rest of your family can stay, live, learn , work , play and grow for the rest of your life without having to go the main city .


And with much surprise with the price, it was one of the most affordable one with a minimum lot area of 100 plus sqm and floor area of 100 having 3 to 4 bedrooms is really for typical family of 3 to 4 children.


Gone are the days that people would just have one goal of reaching a place and destinations where all the businesses, schools and major things that would take place will be on the Greater Metropolis ,

Today, it is quite clear through Profriends, LANCASTER New City made an impact of change on society that it is truly possible for every community we have in this country , but this time they do it with a new place where you can be of more comfort, having an inner peace, work and do the natural grinds of life  within the place that is to good to be true. This can be one of the examples that every region in our country should model.

This is one that fits right specially to an OFW Family where fathers left their love ones in one secluded  peaceful and secured community.


After the tour we have been amazed and see how Profriends  values their clients by giving them a treat for this Christmas Tagged as "Santa's Little Surprises" as they sing Christmas songs and later on give away the gifts to targeted 300 children to celebrate the true essence of Christmas , sharing Love, Peace and Happiness.









Supposedly, a Christmas light show is one of the surprises that we will be covering but it so happened that this very day of Saturday December `19, 2015, was the landfall of the typhoon here in Luzon. Yet I don't regret  that I once witness this kind of project that would be one of the unique and could have an impact for every lives and possibly since its election time , a presidential aspiring candidate should aim that every region of our country should at least have this kind of thinking, a euphoria for the greater good of every citizen of this nation.

For a glimpse of the Christmas Lighting Special of Lancaster watch the video below:


Lancaster New City is THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CITY, It is PRO-F that spans to more than FRIEND'S flagship project that spans to more than 1,400 hectares, covering Imus, Kawit and General Trias. For more details on the Christmas Light Show and Lancaster New City, visit www.Facebook.com/LancasterNewCityOfficial or www.lancasternewcity.com.ph

For more pictures on this event pls. click this link, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.909521282477560.1073742370.348405828589111&type=3






Thursday, December 17, 2015

Disney on Ice Skates back to Araneta with Magical Ice Festival




For kids and kids at heart, Christmas is never complete without the colorful, magical show that makes Christmas dreams and fantasies come to life= Disney On Ice. And this holiday season, the awe inspiring Disney on Ice returns for another spectacular performance on ice.

Now on its 33rd show woldwide, Disney on Ice presents Magical  Ice Festival will once again capture the heart of the Filipino fans both parents and their children-who will watch the show at the Big Dome.

This  years grand production will wow the viewers as it features Disney's Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and for the fist time - The Academy Award winning and animated feature film of all time , Frozen!

We are taking a fresh new spin on how we're presenting the Disney stories. We are weaving together the four worlds of royal sisters Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel as they each embank on their own epic journey," says producer Juliette Feld.

Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival showcases a medley of splendid set  elements, impressive light display and costume pieces, along with show-stopping performances by a cast of world-class skaters!

Everyone will be in awe a they watch Ariell slowly pulled upwords and then rapidly twirl above the ice..This is the first time that we've captured her transformation like this in a production. That's what makes Magical Ice  Festival differen, we selected scenes we've never done before and then took on time on the details to make them truly special." says Director Patty Vincent.

Sure to amaze and delight kids and young at heart, Disney on Ice will take you to an unforgettable magical journey as you got whisked away into the wintry world of Disney movie's Frozen !

"In our more than 30 years of producing Disney on Ice shows. Field Entertainment has been waiting for a film like Frozen" says producer Nicole Feld.

'By pulling together moments from classic Disney stories to the newest feature film sensation Frozen and combining them with elements of comedy and music,  we developed a truly unique way to re-tell each fairytale," says producer Juliette Feld.

Celebrate Christmas with your family and Disney favorites Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy, together with Ariel, Belle, Rupunzel, and sisters Anna and Elsa in the enchanting world of Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival.

The show will run from December 25 to January 3, 2016. Tickets are now on sale.
For  more information, visit Ticketnet website or call 911-5555.



Saturday, December 5, 2015

“My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” starring Vic, Ai-Ai and Aldub: Guaranteed to break records at the 2015 MMFF


Bebe Love Cast
What happens when the country’s comedy giants - the undisputed Philippine box-office king of comedy Vic Sotto and box-office queen Ai-Ai delas Alas, join forces with the newest record-breaking, phenomenal loveteam Aldub in one groundbreaking movie during the holiday season?
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No doubt, “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!,” starring Vic Sotto, Ai-Ai Delas Alas and the phenomenal loveteam Aldub of Alden Richards and Maine “Yayadub” Mendoza, is going to make a killing at the box-office and set higher heights in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) History.
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Expect waves of high-spirited excitement, heartwarming romance, wholesome fun,  and excellent Filipino values, to take the holiday season’s finest film festival by storm. Vic and Ai-Ai spearhead the fun topsy-turvy of characters as they are featured side by side Alden and Maine in the movie written by Jose Javier Reyes and Bibeth Orteza and directed by Jose Javier Reyes.
This early, festival observers are already predicting a surefire box-office reign for “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” which is jointly-offered by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Television Productions, Inc., APT Entertainment, GMA Films and Meda Production. While the country is being swept away by the record-breaking loveteam of Alden Richards and Maine “Yayadub” Mendoza, MMFF is poised to be another territory for conquest by the Aldub phenomenon. This is the duo’s most exciting film debut.
“My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” also features Joey de Leon, the “Eat Bulaga” lolas Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola, and Ryzza Mae Dizon, in special appearances.
Vic Sotto plays the role of Vito who finds himself at odds and in a bitter professional rivalry with Cora, played by Ai-Ai. The two are both in the business of mounting special events and productions and have both made a successful name in the same profession. The conflict happens when their respective wards – Anna (played by Maine) daughter of Vito, gets romantically entangled with Cora’s beloved nephew Dondi (played by Alden). As expected, the “parents” actively reject the budding romantic involvement between the star-crossed lovers and willingly struck an unexpected truce to prevent this romance from happening.
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The plot thickens when the unexpected alliance of the Vito and Cora starts blooming into something else. Now, it’s the turn of the youngsters to feel disconcerted with the idea of having their folks enter into a different relationship zone.  Now it was the turn of Dondi and Anna to react to the situation. They did not like the idea of his auntie and her father falling in love with each other.  Now it was the younger generation vehemently reacting to this new romance.
So where will all this end? What are the possible solutions and resolutions to bring closure and new beginnings to these young, exciting lovers? Catch the excitement, the love, the fun and romance when “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” starts showing on Christmas Day at the MMFF.







Sunday, November 29, 2015

Urbanize , holds Amazing Race for their product at Ayala Mall, Serin , Tagaytay

 

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Last November 25, 2015 Urbanize , one of the known tech , gadgets and lifestyle brands hold an Amazing Race with a bunch of bloggers which aim is to promote, make known and somehow give proper kind of attention for the purpose of customers who has been so eager to buy and benefit from this products.

Along side , is that  one of the largest mall in the South does this race that carries a lovely selection of shops and dining outlets for the enjoyment of both foreign and local buyers.

Catering to urbanites different kind of tastes and style. urbanize is proud to present a different kind and great selection of international brands that offer the best bags, ,storage, tech accessories , and more in order to stay mobile, safe, organized and focused on the many task at hand.

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Whether you’re looking for a great everyday bag or one that will keep your things secure during your travels, Urbanize has a great selection of styles from Cabin Zero, Mojo backpacks, Hellolulu , Pacsafe and PKG.

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Meanwhile European brand LOQI offers an eye catching selection of reusable totes and luggage covers that are also perfect for travel

IMG_0283 As gadgets like smartphones and tablets are crucial to keeping up with today’s very mobile way of life. It’s important to keep these precious gadgets well protected. For this urbanize has brands like STM and Swisstech.

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Last but certainly not the least. Urbanize is also proud to car ry Boombotix, Artiart, and Japanese electronics accessories brand Elecom as it offers an impressive assortment of gadget accessories at various price points. Make sure to check out the brand’s cool selection of earphones, earbuds, headphones, portable speakers, and portable keyboards and more at Urbanize.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Beyond the Christmas Lights at Marriott Hotel Manila

 

 IMG_8021 As a Part of Marriotts Customer’s Appreciation Week, since Christmas is fast approaching as a yearly tradition of smiles, songs, and a spread of feasts and treats were the highlights at the recently-held Christmas tree lighting at Marriott Hotel Manila.

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At an 18 feet , its commanding height complemented the wide lobby staircase. Guests gathered around it while exchanging pleasantries with their friends and colleagues.

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Director of Marketing Communications Michelle Garcia welcomed everyone who started the holiday cheer at Marriott Hotel Manila and shared how this year’s celebration is more meaningful because of their partnership with Operation Smile. Together, they will provide free surgeries to children who have cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. And to stress how Operation Smile has made a difference in the lives of the children, she introduced Chadleen Lacdo-o, a former cleft palate patient of Operation Smile who is now an accomplished singer. Her rendition of “When You Believe” was inspiring from start to finish.

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With everyone in high spirits, General Manager Bruce Winton presented Marty, the reindeer. Every purchase of the stuffed reindeer toy (for only P500) will help raise funds for the surgery of kids of Operation Smile.

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Helping light the tree is one of the well-known celebrity families today, Kevin and Mitch Tan with their adorable baby Katleena Margaret. As soon as the lights begin to sparkle, a burst of harmonious angelic voices echoed through the lobby courtesy of Himig RoseƱa, the choral ambassador of Colegio de Santa Rosa-Makati.

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As everyone’s hearts lit with the true meaning of the season, Charice Pempengco surprised everyone with a special song number followed by a grand entrance of Santa Claus, where kids excitedly lined up to whisper their Christmas wish and receive their early present.

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The merriment ensued with the lavish display of food prepared by the award-winning culinary team of Executive Chef Miek Brammer. There were white and red sauces for different kinds of pasta plus an assortment of meats and veggies which the guests chose according to their fancy. The live station also showcased the Smoked Bone-in Ham which is part of the Savory Package offered by the hotel for the festive season. Its honey-glazed skin and tender meat is perfect with the whipped potato and buttered corn on the side. Kids and the kids-at-heart kept going back to the dessert station which sampled the holiday treats at the Marriott Bakery. Guests grilled their own marshmallows and were free to add biscuits and chocolates.

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Marriott Hotel Manila has always been a happy place for business and vacation. And whichever way guests choose to celebrate Christmas this year because of its festive feasts and treats, it is made more meaningful because Marty offers cheer―both for the giver and the happy child who will be able to smile along. It is indeed the season to be jolly!

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IMG_9750For more information on Marriott’s Christmas offers please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com.

About Marriott Hotel Manila: Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila. Ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3 the hotel is a mere 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District. Blessed with a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan Spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 5 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club. Underway now is the expansion project, adding 228 Premier Rooms and a Grand Ballroom offering 8000 sqm of flexible function spaces, promising to be the pre-eminent venue in the Philippines for every event.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Nationwide search is back on for the best of the archipelago’s rapidly expanding real estate sector

 

IMG_1248What you need to know about Philippines Property Awards 2016

MANILA, Philippines – 29 October 2015

Known as one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting property markets, the Philippines’ biggest real estate awards held its official press conference last29 October, at the Namayan Room of the Fairmont Makati, the official hotel venue sponsor of the Philippines Property Awards 2016.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Ensign Media organized the Philippines Property Awards. The award giving body is widely recognised in the industry for its fairness and transparency. The Awards will begin accepting nominations from developers and the general public on 29 November 2015. Property firms are free to enter as long as a third party nominates them.

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In the next six months, the judging panel in the Philippines will be looking for the next Ayala Land Inc, Shang Properties Realty Corp or SM Prime Holdings, all former winners of the Best Developer accolade.. These developers, along with all past winners in various categories of the Philippines Property Awards, have left an indelible mark in the industry and have set a high benchmark by which current and future property developments are measured.

Ayala Land claimed the Best Developer (South East Asia) title in 2014 during the South East Asia Property Awards grand finals held in Singapore. Next year, one outstanding developer from the Philippines could win that honour again.

According to Moody’s Investors Service latest outlook report, the Philippines is enjoying a rare kind of economic resilience that is bound to trickle down to the real estate industry. Despite the 2016 national elections, growth momentum will be sustained, according to the rating agency, “buffeting neighboring countries and emerging markets as a whole.”

There will be 26 trophies to be given away at the awards ceremony next year. Categories are grouped into three main sections, namely Developer, Development and Design, covering the condominium, housing, hotel, office, retail, green and villa segments.

“We’re not only holding a launch party for our 2016 event in the Philippines,” said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media, the publisher of Asia’s industry-leading monthly magazine, Property Report. “This is a showcase of our commitment to the country’s exciting real estate market, and to recognise and reward the most significant contributions to the sector from local developers, building on our experience with the Asia Property Awards in the past 10 years.”

The press conference also saw the launch of the second Property Report Congress. After the resounding success of the first Congress, Ensign Media plans to bring together the country’s industry leaders and experts for a Philippine-focused all-day seminar and network event.

As is the case with all the events of the Asia Property Awards, , successful entries will be supervised by one of the world’s largest accounting firms, BDO.

International. Winners will be revealed at the glittering black-tie awards gala on Thursday, 7 April at the Fairmont Makati.

One additional award – chosen by the editors of Property Report – will be presented to the Real Estate Personality of Year whose influence and achievements resonates across the Philippine archipelago. Past recipients of this prestigious honour are property veteran Antonino Aquino, President and CEO of Ayala Land; highly respected tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, Chairman and Founder of Megaworld Corporation; and green advocate Ramon Fernando D. Rufino, Executive Vice-President of The Net Group, and incumbent chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council.

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For more information on the annual Philippines Property Awards, visit the website. Super early bird tickets for the gala dinner will be available soon at Ensign-Media.com, offered until 1 April.

Sponsorship and media partner opportunities for the archipelago’s premier real estate event are now available. For details, email info@asiapropertyawards.com or call +66 (0) 2662 5195.

 

Follow #AsiaPropertyAwards to join the conversation about the Asia Property Awards series on social media, and find out who made it to the official shortlist on 7 March 2016.

 

About the Philippines Property Awards:

Returning for a successful fourth year, the Philippines Property Awards are part of the regional Asia Property Awards programme organised by Ensign Media. Established in 2013, the Awards celebrates the best of the best in the country’s residential, commercial and hospitality real estate sectors, showcasing the archipelago’s top developers, developments, and designs. Featuring the most outstanding companies, projects and real estate personalities, the Philippines Property Awards set the benchmark in real estate, architecture and design from the country’s key markets.

About the Asia Property Awards:

Free, fair and transparent, with a professionally run and fully audited judging system, the Asia Property Awards offer an unrivalled showcase of the region’s real estate industry, boosting awareness and highlighting top quality developers, projects and services. Started in Thailand in 2006, the Asia Property Awards have since grown to reward developments, consultants, architects and designers in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, and in its tenth year have expanded into Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

About Ensign Media:

Established in Thailand in 2003, Ensign Media is the publisher of Property Report, Asia’s leading monthly luxury real estate, architecture and design magazine. The company also organises the region’s foremost real estate events, including the Asia Property Awards and the Property Report Congress. With more than a decade of experience in producing high quality media and events in the world’s most vibrant economic region, and a distribution network encompassing South East Asia, Hong Kong and Macau, Ensign Media is Asia’s leading property media company.