Sunday, November 25, 2012

BWW #1: With Grandpa


Remembering our Tarabanan Getaway last 2010. 
This photo is one of the best shot I took. 
My daughter and my father. 




Friday, November 16, 2012

ROBBIE WILLIAMS gives us some ear-CANDY with new album “TAKE THE CROWN”


After signing with Universal Music in October 2011, UK Music Hall of Fame’s Greatest Artist of the 90s, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, arrives with his forthcoming ninth studio album entitled “TAKE THE CROWN”, set for nationwide release on November 19, 2012 under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).




The album takes flight by the lead single, "CANDY", a brilliantly addictive classic pop song Robbie wrote with former Take That band mate, Gary Barlow. “It’s a summer song about a girl who thinks she’s great. And she might be, but she’s a bit nefarious with her ways. Some songs take an age to write and some songs just fall out of your mouth completely formed, and you don’t have to think about it. I don’t know why that fell out of my mouth and out of my brain at that particular time – it just did,” explains Robbie. 
 

“TAKE THE CROWN” will also feature the original demo version of Take That's "Eight Letters", which is entirely performed by Robbie. It will be his first solo album in three years after his return to Take That in 2010. “After the Take That reunion – a busman’s holiday, a break from my career which re-energised me in many, many ways – I wanted to come back with a massive solo album," states Robbie. "My main priority was to write what I consider, and hopefully what the world would consider, to be hits. I’m very excited”. Besides “CANDY” and “Eight Letters”, ROBBIE WILLIAMS also treats us to some ear candy with other promising songs included in the album like “Shit On the Radio”, “All That I Want”, “Hunting for You”, “Hey Wow Yeah Yeah” and “Reverse” among others.
Why “TAKE THE CROWN”? "I want to create an impression that I'm fully in with this album. I want to dominate the charts. I want to take on the world. I want to be a top pop star. I'm re-energised and it's called Take the Crown for that reason," says Robbie.


ROBBIE WILLIAMS has sold over 70 million records worldwide, which ranks him among the best-selling music artists worldwide. He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best-selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the UK. He has also been honored with seventeen BRIT Awards—more than any other artist—and seven ECHO Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted as the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s."



Check out Robbie Williams’ music video “CANDY” on Vevo:

Get Robbie Williams’ single “CANDY” on iTunes:

Get Robbie Williams’ single “CANDY” on MyMusicStore:

Pre-Order Robbie Williams’ brand new album “TAKE THE CROWN” on iTunes:

ROBBIE WILLIAMS’ brand new album “TAKE THE CROWN” will be released on November 19 in CDs under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), available at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video. Get “Candy” via iTunes and MyMusicStore.com.ph

PicStory #1: Red

Joining this meme for PicStory everyweek. :)
Topic is RED. 
But I love this particular photo for it has beautiful bokeh!!


Linking my post to:

Nursery Rhymes Jingle for English Week Performance


Grabbed this video from Yzabel's adviser. (From her facebook profile).
It's their performance piece for a contest in celebration of the English Week.
I find it cute to see  these bunch of first graders dancing!

Look and find where my little girl is! :D

  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Digital photography Made Simple: Discover How To Get Excellent Photos

The term picture taking emanates from two Greek words that approximately translate to "drawing with light-weight". Digital photography doesn't just pull light-weight. It attracts men and women together. A terrific photo is a great way to promote experiences and make you feel far more attached to those in close proximity to you. Here are some tips on how to make all those photographs greater.


 A good photography tip which can help you out would be to maintain your breathing prior to taking a photo. Holding your breath will enable you to require an obvious shot. If at all possible you should utilize a tripod but this easy technique will help prevent you from obtaining blurry photographs.


Make use of the conditions. Overcast skies are perfect for black and white taking pictures, but in color taking pictures it might make hues seem washed out and bland. When the sky is clear, leverage the blue background and attempt to contain it inside your photos. In case you have one, utilize a polarizing camera lens to find the total outcome of a crystal clear day time.

An effective picture taking word of advice that can help you is to try out taking a great deal of different images of the identical subject matter. This is a great way to enable you to be a little more imaginative. You'll be forced to attempt anything you can to get an interesting, but exclusive shot every time.

When possible, steer clear of using the flash which you find on most digital cameras these days. It is likely to provide the topic 'red eye', and it eliminates most of the shadow that could create level in the snapshot. If you need to utilize a flash, for example an indoor nighttime photo, ensure that your subject matter away from wall surfaces. Using this method you won't end up with an unattractive black colored shadow that looks like an summarize.


Picture taking has changed the way we speak with each other, allowing us to share remembrances in techniques we by no means could ahead of. In case you learn how to get nice looking images, the folks in your life will feel nearer to you. Thanks to the guidance outlined in this article, you know many different things you can do to make your pictures appear better. Attempt putting the following tips into training next time you take out your camera.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

GREYSON CHANCE LAUNCHES TRINOMA’s “MERRY MUSICAL LIGHTS” ON NOVEMBER 11



Ayala Malls, home to the best live entertainment, continues its tradition of bringing some of the most remarkable performances of both foreign and local acts in the country as it presents 15 year old American teen pop singer-songwriter and pianist GREYSON CHANCE for a series of concerts and promotions to reveal his latest EP entitled Truth Be Told part 1. He shall be delighting fans with his enthralling voice and amazing talent as he performs at the Ayala Malls on November 11, 2012. Catch him at Market! Market! Activity Center at 2:30pm and TriNoma Activity Center at 6:30pm, and get a chance to meet and greet him after every show! For more information, visit www.ayalamalls.com.ph.

Apart from this exciting event, Greyson will also be doing a special performance to launch TriNoma’s “Merry Musical Lights” as an early Christmas treat to Ayala Malls shoppers! For this show only, fans are definitely in for a treat as the play of lights will be set to one of the songs from Greyson’s exceptional repertoire.

As the first lights show in TriNoma, “Merry Musical Lights” is set to become a hallmark event this holiday season. Families and friends are sure to delight in this spectacular nightly event with shows scheduled as follows:

·         November 11 – 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
·         November 12 – January 6 (except December 31) – 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
·         December 15-23 – 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

Greyson’s highly-anticipated EP, Truth Be Told part 1, under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) contains five tracks namely “You Might Be the One”, “Leila”, “California Sky”, “Take My Heart” and the uplifting new single, “Sunshine & City Lights”, which is the first taste of the new music he has been working on for nearly a year.

GREYSON CHANCE TRUTH BE TOLD PART 1 PHILIPPINE TOUR is presented by Ayala Malls and MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). Official Residence: InterContinental Manila. Media partners: MYX Music Channel (The No. 1 Music Channel in the Philippines), 97.1 Barangay LS FM (Tugstugan Na!), The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, HerWord.com, Total Girl Magazine, Manila Concert Scene and Philippine Concerts.


GREYSON CHANCE’s brand new EP TRUTH BE TOLD PART 1is available in CDs at Astroplus and Odyssey Music & Video or online via iTunes or www.MyMusicStore.com.ph.


Check out the recording of Greyson Chance’s newest single “SUNSHINE & CITY LIGHTS” on YouTube:

Check out the making of Greyson Chance’s music video “SUNSHINE & CITY LIGHTS” on YouTube:

Get Greyson Chance’s new single “SUNSHINE & CITY LIGHTS” on iTunes:

Get Greyson Chance’s latest EP “TRUTH BE TOLD PART 1” on iTunes:

Get Greyson Chance’s new single “SUNSHINE & CITY LIGHTS” on MyMusicStore:


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Friday, November 9, 2012

TWEEN STAR BARBIE FORTEZA SIGNS RECORD DEAL WITH MCA MUSIC



GMA artist and tween star Barbie Forteza joins the number 1 music company in the Philippines MCA Music as one of its recording artists. She recently signed a record deal which was witnessed by MCA Music President Ricky Ilacad and its executives Wilson Cruz (Marketing and Sales Director), Kiko Guevarra (Artist and Repertoire Manager) and Mark Bonifacio (OPM Label Manager) as well as GMA Artist Center Head Arsi Baltazar and Contracts Administration Section Manager Vic Del Rosario.

Forteza now belongs to MCA Music’s growing roster of OPM artists which includes popular solo acts like King of Acoustic Pop Nyoy Volante, Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina and It Girl Solenn Heussaff as well as top-notch bands Urbandub, Pupil, Franco, Chicosci, Tanya Markova and Pedicab. It is also home to the most in-demand international artists like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Psy (Gangnam Style), Maroon5, Greyson Chance, Nicki Minaj, The Wanted, One Republic, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and many more.

She is currently starring in the GMA drama-fantasy series “Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa” where she plays the lead role Mariposa. This comes after the success of her TV series “Luna Blanca”.

Watch out for Barbie Forteza’s album which will be coming out soon. Expect surprises from this young star as she embarks on her another facet- singing.

“I am so honored to be part of MCA Music and I hope you will support my upcoming debut album the same way you supported me in my TV shows,” Barbie said.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IBM Extends Presence in the Philippines with Davao Office


Expansion follows increased demand for technology solutions and services outside the National Capital Region (NCR)
Davao City, Philippines -  November 6, 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a new branch office in Davao, Philippines as part of the company’s continued investment in growth markets and commitment to increasing its support for clients and partners outside the National Capital Region (NCR). The new branch strengthens IBM’s operations in the Philippines which includes Sales and Distribution, Global Process Services/ Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Application Management Services, and an IBM Innovation Center.

“IBM has been operating in the Philippines for 75 years working with thousands of customers and partners across the country. In line with our geographical expansion strategy, we are currently strengthening our operations to expand further beyond Metro Manila, aligned with the government's "Next Wave" cities program.  The Philippines is a key market for IBM and Davao has been identified as a strategic growth location.  This expansion is testament to IBM's commitment to providing the best possible solutions and services to its clients in the Philippines,” said Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, President and Country General Manager, IBM Philippines. 
IBM has made substantial investments in the Philippines over the past few years, expanding its business portfolio, growing talent, extending geographic reach and boosting skills development as it anticipates exponential growth around the country.
“We see opportunities for further growth and development as leaders from across all sectors embrace and leverage information technology to transform their operations business and lay the foundations for a smarter planet,” added Almeda-Winhoffer.
Recently, IBM signed an agreement with the Davao City government to provide an Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Security and Safety to help transform Davao into the premier socio-economic and tourism hub in Mindanao, East ASEAN Growth Area and the Asia-Pacific Region.
The Mindanao region, where Davao is located, plays an important role in the economic development of the PhilippinesDavao City’s strategic location makes it an important trade center for the region with its strong international links with neighboring countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Australia
IBM’s commitment and focus in Mindanao reaches beyond traditional business frontiers to the local community. The company regularly partners with local ICT groups, government, business chambers and academic institutions to actively promote and harness technology for the region’s business and economic growth.

In 2009, IBM collaborated with the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. to establish the Davao SME Solutions Center that aims to tap into IBM's expertise and solutions to support Mindanao’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector.

In 2008 and 2011, IBM deployed two teams of high-performing employees from various parts of the world to Davao as part of the IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.  IBM’s CSC, often referred to as a corporate version of the “Peace Corps”, is an innovative employee development training program which places teams of IBMers into emerging markets for designated pro-bono projects.
This year, the very first Davao leg of the Computer Eyes Camp - a two-week computer camp for the visually impaired - was implemented in cooperation with the Department of Education, Resources for the Blind (RBI) and IBM.  IBM also donated several KidSmart Early Learning units to the Davao City Government for its public library and day care programs. IBM’s KidSmart program includes the Young Explorer, a computer housed in brightly-colored, child friendly Little Tikes furniture and equipped with award-winning educational software to help children learn and explore concepts in math, science and language.   

The new Davao office located at the IT Building 3, Topaz tower, Damaso IT Park, JP Laurel Avenue, Lanang, in Davao City was inaugurated during a special ceremony today attended by the City Mayor, government officials, clients and business and community partners.  


About IBM
Since establishing its presence in the Philippines in 1937, IBM has evolved to become the leading information technology partner in the country, providing hardware, software, and IT-enabled business services to domestic and global markets.  IBM in the Philippines has grown exponentially in terms of business portfolio, talent growth and geographic reach.

For more information about IBM in the Philippines, please visit http://www.ibm.com/ph

CENTRAL COLLEGES OF THE PHILIPPINES GETS TO KNOW THE DELL TEAM


Dell Philippines recently conducted a Campus Career Talk at the Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP). The activity supports Dell's initiatives to become the employer of choice. Dell’s talent acquisition team, Rochelle Bulan and Chris Loyong, shared about the company, its culture and people, as well as provided the students with valuable tips and advice for job interviews.
 
About 120 graduating CCP students participated in the event, made possible through the cooperation of the school alumni director, Ms. Rachel Vales. The activity ended with quizzes and prizes for those who participated.

About Dell
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com
Media Contacts:
Sarah Lourdes
Dell
Mel Dominguez
Dominguez Marketing Communications, Inc.
mel.dominguez@dominguez.com.ph  0918-901-5841/ 897-6391
Claudine Imperial
Dominguez Marketing Communications, Inc.
claudine.imperial@dominguez.com.ph 0916-111-1995/ 897-6391

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Instagram Introduces Web Profiles for its Users



While browsing the web earlier, I happened to read about Instagram introducing the public web profile. We all know that users don't have the "user's profile" per se from Instagram, and that users usually used the third-party sites in having an Instagram Profile (such as Webstagram, Instagrille, Gramfeed, etc).

Curiosity got me checking my profile, but alas! I still have to wait a few more days before it will be live/available. :)


I really don't know what's good in having this one, but  I am excited to see my profile live!


Below are the FAQs I copied from Instagram's blog site.. :)


Instagram Web Profiles: Common Questions


What are Instagram web profiles?

Instagram web profiles are a beautiful new way to view and share Instagram on the web! Your web profile features your photos along with your profile photo and bio, giving others a look at the content you share on Instagram.



What can I do with Instagram web profiles?

You can share your own profile with anyone you want to see your Instagram photos. In addition, web profiles provide an easy way to follow other users, comment & like photos, and even edit your profile directly from the web.


Why is Instagram launching web profiles?

We’re launching web profiles to give you a simple way to share your photos with more people and to make it easier to discover new users on the web.

How do I see my web profile?

To see your profile, or to explore a friend’s profile, simply navigate to instagram.com/[username]. For example, in order to view Nike’s profile, @nike, you’d navigate to instagram.com/nike on the web.



Why can’t I see my web profile yet?

Web profiles will launch to all Instagram users in the next week or so. If you can’t see your profile yet, rest assured that you’ll see it in the next few days.



Who can see my web profile?

If your photos are set to public, anyone will be able to see your profile by visiting instagram.com/[your username] on the web. You do not have to be an Instagram user to view a public user’s profile on the web.
If your photos are set to private, your photos will be visible only to logged-in Instagram users you’ve allowed to follow you.



What photos are included in my web profile?

All photos you’ve shared to Instagram are included in your web profile.



My photos are set to “Private” – do I still have a web profile?

Yes, but not everyone will be able to see your photos. Your photos will be visible only to logged-in Instagram users you’ve allowed to follow you.



Can I upload photos from the web?

Instagram is focused on the production of photos from mobile devices so users are not currently able to upload from the web. We’re excited about how Web Profiles will make it easier to browse and share content on the web for all our users.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Walking Dead Bids Goodbye to Two Original Casts

Episode 4 of the latest season, two deaths happened. 

We never  saw this coming but Lori Grimes died after giving birth via C-Section. Shot by her son.


T-Dog gets bitten by a walker – and ultimately dies a hero’s death when he charges a group of walkers to help Carol escape. But then later, Carol went missing. Wondering if she's dead or alive.


This season seems pretty tough hard for Rick Grimes.

Adding to the excitement was that, in Woodbury, the Governor isn't really what he seems to be. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Two Kinds of Happiness


There are two kinds of happiness - the temporary pleasure derived primarily from material comfort alone and another more enduring comfort that results from the thorough transformation and development of the mind. We can see in our own lives that the latter form of happiness is superior because when our mental state is calm and happy, we can easily put up with minor pains and physical discomforts. On the other hand, when our mind is restless and upset, the most comfortable physical facilities do not make us happy. 
~Dalai Lama