Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tips for shopping your clothes online

More Filipinos are finding the joy of shopping online and as more buyers opt for Internet purchases, more businesses and sellers are getting their shops online. Soon you will be able to buy everything online – there are already tons of products available online such as gadgets, fashion items, appliances, food and groceries, and so much more.

Online stores has made shopping really convenient and as long as you have your own PC that is connected to the internet, you too can make the best out of cyber stores. Nowadays you can perform purchases even with your mobile gadget (tablet or cellphone). No need to travel to the mall, walk from floor to floor to get to the product, and canvass on all kiosks just to get the best deal for your money.  Now you can do it with just a few clicks of the mouse.

One of the primary concerns that people have when shopping online is buying fashion items so we have listed below the top tips you can do for shopping clothes online.

Canvass easily

You already know that you can access tons of products from different sellers available in your target area (even nationwide) so when shopping for clothes online, be sure to take a couple of minutes to do some research about the products you desire. You can easily check for similar products from other sellers or brand and compare their prices. The same thing when you go shopping at the mall, you try to check out several kiosks first before making a purchase.  Doing it online is much easier since you don’t have to walk from shop to shop. It’s easy to search for products online as you can take advantage of search engines or the search box that comes with the site you are using. This way, you can get the item you need and get the best price or deal for it.

Research carefully

One of the things people give time for when shopping online is research. Not only researching about the pricing of the item but they also take time to research about the product, the seller, and the website you are using. Without proper research, you might end up being a victim of online scams, have a fake product delivered to you, or get disappointed with the product once you receive it. There are a lot of great things being sold online but sometimes, they are just too good to be true. You have to do your homework and be wise when shopping online to avoid getting taken advantage of – for example, don’t expect a real LV bag for only P500 as those things cost way more than that.

You can also take advantage of online review sites or those that are coming from the consumers who have experienced the product or the website/seller you are getting it from. If you found out a couple of not so good experience about the above mentioned, you should be weary and careful to avoid the same experience from happening to you.  Online marketplaces like Lamido buy and sell offer the best deals when it comes to anything under everything – including the clothes you’ve always wanted to have.

Plan your spending carefully

If you do not practice responsible purchasing, you might end up in a financial distraught. Having a plan for your shopping is definitely something you can do to avoid troubles with your budget. Before you do your shopping, make sure you settle your bills and priorities first so you know how much money you can use for shopping. If you want to purchase something expensive (like a branded bag or dress), make a plan on how you can save up to be able to afford the item you desire.

Know what you are getting into

Patience is one of the things needed when shopping online. Although it is very fast to get to any product you need or want, the delivery time is still something that will take time. You should also keep in mind that in times of natural calamities, delivery time may even take longer. Online shopping sites has more online sale or promos than those of malls so try to wait for those especially when you want to get the items you want at a cheaper price.

Shopping online is enjoyable and when you follow the tips above, you will have more ease in getting the products that you need.


A weekend of Aegis at Philpop and at the The Voice Kids.

Cast of RAK of AEGIS.
It seems 2014 is one of the highlights for the Pinoyrock band Aegis, they dominate two prestigious event in the last weekend, the Philpop 2014 Grand Finals at Meralco Theater last July 26, 2014, wherein the cast of Rak Of Aegis perform the songs used in the play, mostly songs of this famous band, headed of course by Aicelle Santos, Isay Alvarez and Robert Sena.  And on the grand finale night of The Voice Kids at the Newport Theater at Resort World last July 27, Aegis band is live doing a production number with the grand winner Lyca Gairanod, some say that number really convince the audience to make Lyca the winner because she prove that she should qualify as the fourth vocalist of the band in that sing off.


The finalist and performers at Philpop 2014.
Going back to Philpop, let me congratulate our very own Daryl Ong, a true blood Puerto Princesan’s , a Palawenyo who take home the second place prize for his song “Torpe” interpreted by Star In A Million Winner Kris Lawrence. We have a chit-chat with Daryl after the contest and he told us that it seems this is his path, to be a songwriter. He was known in joining many singing contest in the past in which he make it as a finalist but never won the title like the Pinoy Pop Superstar.  Currently he is one of the members of the singing group “Voices of 5”. Daryl’s family business in Puerto Princesa is the fame Biochemist Drug Store located in the old City Public Market. 

Daryl Ong and Kris Lawrence.
Philpop 2014 grand winner is Jungee Marcelo for the song “Salbabida” sung by Kyla, first place is the song Awit mo’y Nandito Pa by Ronaldo Sorioso interpret by Teenage YouTube sensation Aldrich Talonding and cousin James Bucong.

And on The Voice Kids Finale, Lyca is the first grand winner, some are dismay because they believe Darren Espanto is more deserving to win in terms of singing versatility, but it’s a vote that count and Lyca top that even though she hail from a very poor family and it’s called sympathy votes, but her coach Popstar Sarah Geronimo dismiss that saying Lyca has a talent as well and really deserve to win.



Special thanks to Kim Sancha of Tom Rodriguez Fans Club for the Philpop Invites and to Palawan’s Beauty Guru Bong Villanueva for the The Voice Kids invites as well. 

Filipinas 1941 of The Philippine Stagers Foundation

Synopsis:
OUT of the oven and into the fire. After 300 years of Spanish colonial rule the Philippines got its first taste of freedom then taken away by the Americans pretending to be the country’s liberator. Sudden twist of events turned everything upside down. History during the era will be told through the eyes four intertwined souls, brothers Felipe and Nestor, friends Emilia and Sofia, which would eventually unfold the truth of how Philippine independence was won by Filipinos.

The difference between the two brothers was very obvious in the onset, Nestor was more successful in school, and eventually he used all the things he learned in school to start a very successful shoe business.  On the other hand his older brother Felipe ended up ploughing the fields. Eventually they will realize the impact of war that it spares no one.

When Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese signaling the start of the Second World War, 10 hours after the Philippines was not spared, Intramuros was decimated HUKBALAHAP was formed and USAFFE experience a beating from the Japanese forces. Corregidor finally fell. General Douglas Mac Arthur left with his troops and the hope of the people to Australia. The remnants of the defenders of the Philippines were forced to march to their deaths in the Bataan Death March.
In these trying times our four characters will traverse the challenges of Japanese occupation. They will showcase the resilience of the Filipino spirit and prove to the world that despite all odds, with minimal support coming from the forces of Mac Arthur from Australia, Filipinos will prevail. The brothers will go on their separate ways; Nestor in the onset will become collaborators, later on using his business ties to get his vengeance for what happened with Emilia. Felipe will eventually join the rebels in the mountains, missing the caress of his true love Sofia.

The missing link links of our history needs to be filled out and this play will try to fill in the gaps. The misrepresentation of our history regarding our efforts in the Second World War needs to be corrected. Our war against the Japanese was made successful because of the Filipino spirit. The country is already winning when Mac Arthur returned, as such that 12 out of 40 provinces was left to the Japanese forces and was bound to fall in coming months.

The Philippines is the apex of the Second World War and the end of it is the turning point that would spell success or failure between the ruling powers. The battle of Leyte Gulf is arguably the biggest naval battle in history. Our character will join us in tragic battles. Lives will be lost, tragedy will be told, but at the end of the day, Filipinas 1941 will give you a spectacular musical experience that would show our history through the eyes of our countrymen and how the resilience of the Filipinos won the day for the Philippines.

The Cast
Vince Tanada/Kevin Posadas - Felipe
Patrick Libao/Kenneth Sadsad – Nestor
AdelleIbarrientos/Nikki Joy Villaviray- Sofia
Cindy Liper/Cherry Bagtas – Emilia
Alnce Villanueva- Aurora Quezon
Jomar Bautista- J.V Cruz - Manuel L. Quezon
Chin Ortega – Tata Edong
Gerald Magallanes – Gorio
Chris Lim – Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur
JP Lopez – Jose P. Laurel
Gabby Bautista/ John Rey Rivas – Pancho
Poul Garcia – Tsuji Masanobu
Regie Dela Vega – Masaharu Homma
Jerie Sanchez – Dona Paz
RotsenEtolle – Don Selo 
Vince Tanada and the cast of Filipinas 1941 during the curtain call. 
Filipinas 1941 revised sched for the month of July---
July 12, 13, 14 (Sat, Sun, Mon) 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm SM North Edsa
July 19, 20 (Sat, Sun) 8am, 11am, 2pm St. Scholastica College
July 23 (Wed) 8am, 11am, 2pm Tanghalang Pasigueno
July 26-27 (Sat, Sun) 8am, 11am, 2pm St. Scholastica College
July 28 (Monday) 10am, 1pm Laguna State Polytechnic University
July 29 10am, 2pm Sienna College SJDM Bulacan
July 31 8am, 11am Island Coast, Dagupan Pangasinan


Updates for the August Sched will be posted soon. Filipinas 1941 runs from July 2014 to March 2015.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2014 Candidates at Zen Institute

The Zen Institute welcomes 2014 Mutya ng Pilipinas candidates
The partnership of the country’s two frontrunners in “Beauty Tourism” remains steadfast as The Zen Institute holds a press conference for this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas candidates.
30 candidates are vying for this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas. The winners of the Mutya ng Pilipinas Pageant are sent to international pageant events, such as Miss Tourism International, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year, and Miss Intercontinental, and the Miss Asia Pacific International.
The Organization is motivated and inspired by its guiding thrust to assist in promoting Tourism, Social Responsibility, Fashion, and Beauty pageantry — a combination which differentiates itself from other similar pageants. It engages in worthwhile endeavors that will enable itself to achieve and make a contribution to promote the Philippines as a major and revered tourism destination.


For its part, The Zen Institute, the country’s first medical spa, is setting the benchmark for medical tourism.
Headed by Dra. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres, an advocate of non-invasive surgery and well-respected in the medical field, The Zen Institute, continues to introduce breakthrough products and services, following a protocol-based approach, within the concept of holistic wellness.
The Zen Institute’s guiding philosophy is simple – from inner peace comes true beauty. With the harmonious combination of medical science, creativity and aesthetic sense, it pursues holistic health which in turn manifests itself in true beauty.
The Mutya ng Pilipinas board is led by Joseph T. Tan (Chairman) and Jacqueline C. Tan (President)
For updates on Zen Institute and Mutya ng Pilipinas, visit http://www.thezeninstitute.com or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ZenMedicalSpa

Dr.Mary Jane Torres with the this year's Mutya ng Pilipinas Candidates.

Fluid

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde's Technical Theater Program Batch 111 invites us last July 24 at SDA Theater School of Design and Arts Campus, wherein they proudly present their reinterpretation of the Palanca Award Winning Play "Fluid", written and directed by Floy Quintos.  It runs from July 25 to 26 with 1pm and 6pm show to the said theater at 950 P.Ocampo St, Malate, Manila.

Photos from Fluid Press Kit.

Stage Actor Kalil Almonte is so damn hot. (Photos from Fluid Press Kit)
Fluid is a comedy about young Filipino contemporary artist struggling to make name for themselves as they struggles between Love, Art and Compromise. It first run in UP in 2004 and in Ateneo in 2007.

The cast of Fluid are all professional actors. Red Turnip Theater's Ana Abad Santos, Kalil Almonte who play's Amir was last seen in"Sintang Dalisay" and Games People Play. JC Santos is a regular actor/performer in HK Disneyland and Singapore's Universal Studios, Russel Legaspi was seen in this year's labfest. Amihan Tanedo Ruiz and Gel Basa both act in "Breakaway Antigone, and Tony Falcon is a musical theater Actor.

The Technical Theater Batch 111 is comprised of the Bachelor of Arts Major in Technical Theater students of De La Salle-College of St.Benilde, its a three year and one term course that trains students to become professional Production Managers, Stage Managers, Lighting Designers and Technical Directors.

Ang Pasyon Ni Bishop Alfredo Verzosa ng Nueva Segovia at Lipa.

The Life of the first ilocano Catholic Bishop Alfredo Verzosa is now a musical play that depicts his vocation and faith through colorful events way back Spanish, American and Japanese era in the Northern Philippine settings. It brings back his childhood from a wealthy clan in Vigan up to his studies as a Priest, and becoming a Bishop and was later assign in Lipa, Batangas.

But the most notable part of his career is when he supports the rose petal shower miracle at the Carmalite Monastery in Lipa that put him in a bad light, after Vatican imposed a pending investigation on it. However, his charities, the way he spends his inheritance for the poor and his struggles to some religion make him a hero of his chosen faith. It also highlight his struggles against Aglipay Church, a church establish in Ilocos whom he continue to spread the word of God at a time the said Sect is enjoying its popularity among its locality.


The play is based on the book written by Fr. Ericson M. Josue and written for the stage by Palanca Awardee Frank Rivera and Directed by Joey Nombres. The musical starts with old Verzosa on his death bed recalling the significant times of his life.  It features original Filipino music arrange lyrically for the play and it sounds good. Some notable actors perform is Manila Councilor Lou Veloso and former movie star Ernie Garcia.
Watching the play is like attending a holy mass since some of the scenes involves are sacrament of the Catholic Church, there are part that they really use prayers as a song accompaniment for a certain scenes. Lou Veloso’s multiple character portrayal provides laughter to the audiences while the rose petal miracle scenes and Bishop Verzosa’s ordination are the highlights of the play.

The said musical is part of its campaign to re-introduce Verzosa to the people especially now that his beatification and canonization to sainthood is being prepared. A foundation for its volunteers is also establish to gather more faith seekers who find light and miracles from the teachings and works of Bishop Verzosa, who is also tag as the Great builder of Cataholic Church in Lipa wherein during his time a lot of Seminaries and Convent is built in Lipa and other parts of Batangas.
Donations and volunteers is needed for Bishop Verzosa cause, you may check their website www.bishopverzosa.com .

“Ang Pasyon ni Obispo Alfredo Verzosa ng Nueva Segovia at Lipa” kick off last July 6 and will travel to Lipa, Quezon City, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Baguio, Vigan, Cebu and Davao.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The 62nd Famas Awards.

One of the longest running Award giving bodies for movies in the Philippines is the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences or also known as FAMAS. Now on it 62nd Year, we are happy to be invited and witness this legendary ceremony at Solaire Resort and Casino last July 12, 2014.
The hosts of the night, Raymund Guttierez, Dawn Zulueta, Kc Concepcion and Richard Gomez. And some Star presentors.
Production numbers: Martin Nievera open the show with Broadway hits, Kc Concepcion sing about movies, Gab Valenciano did a song and dance number, while Christian Bautista sing the tribute for Piolo Pascual before he accept his FPJ Award. 
and here are the complete list of Winners. 
·         Best Picture: On The Job
·         Best Actress: KC Concepcion, Boy Golden
·         Best Actor: ER Ejercito, Boy Golden
·         Best Director: Erik Matti, On The Job
·         Best Supporting Actress: Bela Padilla, 10000 Hours
·         Best Supporting Actor: Pen Medina 10000 Hours
·         Best Screenplay: On The Job
·         Best Cinematography: Boy Golden
·         Best Editing – On The Job
·         Best Story – On The Job
·         Best Sound – On The Job
·         Best Musical Score Best Visual Effects – Pagpag
·         Best Theme Song: Abra for “Midas”, Boy Golden
·         Best Special Effects – Kung Fu Divas
Special Awards:
·         FAMAS Grand Award: Jeorge Ejercito Estregan
·         FPJ Memorial Award: Piolo Pascual
·         Art Padua Memorial Award: Boy Abunda
·         Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award: Mario Dumaual
·         Exemplary Award for Public Service: Engineer Felizardo Jun Sevilla Jr.
·         Excellence Award in Criminal Justice Pao Jail Visitation Team/Legal, Medical Dental, Optical Mission: Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda Acosta
·         Presidential Award: Tzu Chi Foundation
·         German Moreno Youth Achievement Award: Hiro Peralta, Ken Chan, Jerome Ponce, James Reid, Janine Gutierrez, Julia Barretto
·         Male Movie Star of the Night: Gerald Anderson
·         Female Movie Star of the Night: Valerie Concepcion



And the Famas goes to....
And the winners are....

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Laugh And Stack of Comedy Cartel.

STAND UP COMEDY is slowly but surely getting popular now a days, it’s a different one that we usually familiar with in a traditional Comedy bar, mastered by Gay comedians along with sing-along numbers. The one I’m talking with is the Comedy Cartel, a guild of professional comic artist that provide a whole range of stand-up comedy in a bar settings but mostly point of view stories and of course  day to day personal experiences.

Due to its popularity, Comedy Cartel along wtheCircle Entertainment launches a one of a kind stand-up comedy contest, it’s called “Laugh and Stack Open Mic Showdown, now on its 8th Leg held every 2 other Saturday in different bars in Metro Manila, it aims to discover new breed of talents from amateurs comedians, class clowns and anyone who want to break their funny bones on stage. It’s a weekly showdown in which the grand finals is scheduled sometimes in December this year, a P20,000.00 in cash and more is at stake for the major champion.

Last July 12 we are invited to witness the showdown of 10 promising comedians who hails from different age group and with diverse personality and with foreign nationals as well joining as contestant, each of them were given minimum minute to showcase their wits, punchlines and delivery power that make audiences laugh and vote them as the winner for the said leg.  This was held at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.



Walter Balino is the winner that night who really make us cry laughing with his antics and jokes, one thing unforgettable in his performances is his monologue about Pinoy Big Brother, a Reality TV show on  which he suggest why not make a Squatter edition featuring residents living in slum area. The roar of laughter at that time is a hint that he will be the winner for that night and will have a spot for the grand finals on December.

After the competition, resident artist from Comedy Cartel perform on stage that made the night more fun and stress free.

Laugh and stack mic showdown is open to all interested; they usually announce the registration at the comedy cartel page in Facebook, or you can contact Joi at 533-9316/0922-8596144.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Celebrity Hour @ GNN

Celebrity Hour. The weekly showbiz forum is now one year older, and with the same format of no scripts, no Director, just a free wheeling discussion by its host, guest co-host and  of course the Celebrity Guest , the show still survive with no issue of ratings.


 Aired over GNN Channel (For Skycable Cha.231, Destiny Cha.8) every Friday at Six in the afternoon, with a replay the next day , Saturday at 10am.

Hosted by Eloy Padua (Famas President) and Danny Atienza.
 Celebrity Hour Grand Launching was held last July 5, 2014 at Tiara Hotel in Makati City. This is also supported by some members of National Press Club.

Guest on that episode include Indie Film Director Bobby Benitez, Former GMA Exec. Rod Cornejo, and Singer/Actor Lance Raymundo, with Showbiz Columnist Emy Abuan as Moderator/Guest co-host.

RPN 9 Big Boss Robert Rivera share his thoughts about the status of Philippine Cinema, he is part of the committee of Metro Manila Film Festival.

Lance share his renewed life after a freak accident early this year, he said he truly feel blessed with the outpouring support he got from the people after the accident that barely damage his face.

Joining the panel of Guest are the cast and director of this upcoming indie film "Edukasyon", that glorify the unsung heroes, The Teachers. Special Screening of Edukasyon is set on July 23 at SM North Cinema.

Upcoming singer Thyrone Oineza is also present to serenade the guest from his self titled album.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

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