Monday, June 25, 2012

SM ibutterfly Promo

 

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SM Supermalls released the SM iButterfly, an Augmented Reality Application on your IOS and Android mobile devices last May 5, 2012 at select SM Supermalls.  SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM City Fairview, SM Southmall, SM City Baguio, SM City Davao and SM City Cebu simultaneously launched the iButterflies.  Catching iButterflies at SM Supermalls is a fun and entertaining mobile information and couponing experience when you are at an SM Mall.

It uses 3 technologies:  Augmented Reality, for seeing the iButterflies in the real world, Motion Sensors for catching iButterflies using your phone and your phone’s Global Positioning System or GPS for finding where the iButterflies are.  It is definitely a unique way of enjoying promos from our tenant partners such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Forever 21, David’s Salon, Kenny Rogers, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Smart, BDO and McDonald’s!      

Catching an iButterfly is easy. First, download the application by connecting to the free SM WIFI or the SM_iButterfly SSIS at the participating malls you may also use your phone’s 3G connection. Using your gadget, simply download the App via Google Play and App Store’s, just search for the iButterfly Asia App.  Once downloaded, open the App and start catching iButterflies.  These turn into instant prizes. Simply claim your prize at participating mall stores.

As a sustaining effort, SM MEGAMALL launched its own iButterfly campaign offering instant prizes from concepts unique to Megamall, namely: Yabu, Akiba Café, J.CO Donuts & Coffee, Papa John’s, Cha Time, Marithe Francois Girbaud, and SM Megamall Cinema.

An iButterfly catch-up event was held at the SM Megamall Mega Atrium on June 8, with special guests like Tim Yap, Tessa-Prieto Valdez, Jenni Epperson, and more. Guests enjoyed an ibutterfly tutorial from YouTube sensations Petra Mahalimuyak and Bogart the Explorer and had a fun SM ibutterfly experience.

For more information, you can visit our dedicated iButterfly website at: www.smibutterfly.com or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/smmegamall

link for details and mechanics :  http://smibutterfly.com/mechanics.html

 

Download, catch and win now!

Thank you!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DANCE THE SHUFFLE WITH SID IN “ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT”


DANCE THE SHUFFLE WITH SID IN “ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT”
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Teeming with boundless energy, catastrophic creativity and defying continental odds, Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) is back with his best friends Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) and Diego the tiger (Denis Leary) along with Scrat in the latest adventure for all in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.”
While the earth is being subdivided into seven continents due to Scrat’s misadventures, Sid’s long-lost family suddenly appears. Sid is excited when his relatives arrive, seemingly happy to be reunited with him. But they leave just as quickly as they came, intentionally ditching his crotchety Granny (Wanda Sykes). Granny is inadvertently swept out to sea with the trio, making Sid’s job surviving the adventure that much harder when he must take care of her every need along the way.
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“Sid’s a lovable guy and always wants to do things his way, which often leads to catastrophe,” says John Leguizamo, who once again brings his unique vocalizations and performance to the character. This time the catastrophe – his Granny – has come to him. “Sid has long wanted to be reunited with his family because everyone seems to have a family but him,” adds Leguizamo. “And all of a sudden, here they are. They’re with him, and then they’re not -- leaving him with Granny.” 
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Granny is a surprise castaway when Manny, Diego and Sid are swept out to sea on an iceberg following Scrat’s continental crack-up. Moreover, Manny, Sid, Diego and the members of their burgeoning group are changing. “They’re all evolving, and we’re along with them for the ride, physically and emotionally,” says producer/writer Lori Forte. “But however much they change, they’re still the characters we know and love.”
Indeed, the “Ice Age” extended family is far from conventional, and it’s certainly a distant relative of perfection, but the fact that it is a family is nothing less than ideal. “The message of the importance of family is integral to the ‘Ice Age’ movies,” says director Steve Martino. “Audiences around the world enjoy stories about families that work well together. Even though our characters are imperfect, and very different from one another, they always work things out and they’re the better for it.”
 
In the meantime, dance the Sid Shuffle
 
Catch these waves of meet and greet with the Ice Age’s Sid and Scrat dancing the Sid Shuffle at SM Marikina (June 22); SM Batangas (June 23); SM Lipa (June 24); SM Sta. Rosa (June 27); SM Olongapo (June 28); SM Fairview (June 29); SM Tarlac (June 30); SM Mall of Asia and North Edsa (July 1); Malugay Caltex Station (July 4 and 5); Robinson’s Galleria, Trinoma and Market!Market! (July 6); Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt cinema, Glorietta4, Market!Market! (July 7 and 8); SM Megamall (July 10); Robinson’s Manila (July 13); SM Megamall and Powerplant (July 14) and SM Southmall and Robinson’s Metro East (July 15).

Jamba Juice Now Blending in SM Mall of Asia

 

A Flavorful Expansion for a Fruitful Cause

Jamba Juice Now Blending in SM Mall of Asia

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As more and more Filipinos embrace healthy ways of living, the iconic California lifestyle brand—Jamba Juice®—is expanding their presence in the Philippines to bring the delectable delight of perfectly ripened and sun-sweetened premium fruits blended to perfection to the palates of their customers.

Having brought their delicious smoothie goodness to Bonifacio High Street (BHS) and Alabang Town Center, Jamba Juice in the Philippines—who is committed to bringing delectable smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, and better-for-you snacks to locations where their fans want them most -- is expanding to the SM Mall of Asia—the country’s largest integrated leisure which houses various flagship stores, an IMAX theatre, and numerous dining and shopping destinations that answer the needs of today’s dynamic urbanites.

“Choosing strategic locations, that are convenient to our consumers, has always been one of the integral facets that we consider, when choosing the best locations for expansion,” says Sharon T. Fuentebella, Managing Director of Jamba Juice’s Master Franchisee in the Philippines.

Store growth aside, another interesting story lies in why Jamba Juice in the Philippines is so ardent about reaching more and more fans—their Gimme’ Me Five Campaign.

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Gimme’ Five for a Mango Seedling

Through the Gimme’ Me Five campaign, customers who ride Jamba’s in-store Blender Bike for five minutes, get to donate one mango seedling which will be planted in the Guimaras Mango Park. The mango campaign was first introduced in conjunction with the opening of their flagship store in BHS-Central and was made possible through a partnership with the Bureau of Plant Industry–Guimaras National Mango Research and Development Center (BPI-GNMRDC). During his recent visit, Jamba Juice President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. James D. White, embraced the campaign as a meaningful way to raise awareness of local sustainability initiatives.

“Our hope is that locally grown Guimaras Mangoes will one day play a larger role in Jamba’s smoothie menu,” says Mark Gamboa, Marketing Director of Jamba Juice in the Philippines. “In the meantime, promoting the planting of trees with a ride on the Blender Bike is our fun way of engaging our customers in this campaign to support the local mango industry.”

Fuentebella adds that the local team is excited about raising awareness of the Guimaras Mango, as it also highlights Guimaras as a tourist destination where the best mangoes are grown.

“The Philippines is already known for growing some of the best tropical fruits the world has ever tasted, and Jamba Juice uses the highest quality of fruits from different countries, including bananas sourced from the Philippines,” adds Fuentebella. “We are hoping to extend this commitment to quality and freshness by promoting and using our very own Guimaras mangoes in the blending of our delectable smoothies.”

Jamba Juice’s presence in the Philippines is set to expand to 37 more locations within the next 10 years.

 

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Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches and mini-wraps, and California Flatbreads™, As of April 3, 2012, there were 769 Jamba Juice store locations globally. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's Philippine locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice Philippines website at http://www.jambajuice.ph.  Fans can also find out more by visiting Jamba Juice Philippines Twitter at @JambaJuicePH and Facebook at Jamba Juice Philippines.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED WALK DOWN THE RED CARPET IN NEW YORK FOR “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER”

 

THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED WALK DOWN THE RED CARPET IN NEW YORK FOR “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER”

Get ready for this year’s badass vampire movie when “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opens on July 4 in Philippine cinemas (in 2D and 3D format). The movie stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson and Erin Wasson.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of America’s 16th president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of “Wanted”) bring a fresh voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

Meanwhile, let’s follow the stars who graced the red carpet with the movie’s hunters and vampires stars.

 

Jim Lemley,Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton

 

               Jimmi Simpson         Dominic Cooper 

 

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead

 

           Anthony Mackie          Benjamin Walker

 

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“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is on July 4 in theaters (2D and 3D) from 20thCentury Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MUSIC’S ‘IT’ YOUNG ARTISTS IN “ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT”


MUSIC’S ‘IT’ YOUNG ARTISTS IN “ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT”
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Young music superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj debut as prehistoric elephants in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” where their characters are engulfed in the wake of global cataclysmic changes brought about by Scrat. Scrat’s obsessively hilarious nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn brings waves of changes that trigger seas of adventure for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the tiger (Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo).
Along with their latest adventure are Manny’s beloved wife Ellie (Queen Latifah) and their now teenage daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer of Disney’s comedy teen series “True Jackson VP”). Manny and the headstrong Peaches have been quarreling, a relatable issue to any parent or teen since Manny is the prototypical overprotective dad.
Peaches’ biggest conflict with her dad stems from the increasing amount of time she’s spending with her teenage friends, especially Ethan, the famous Big Mammoth on Campus, voiced by hip hop sensation Drake. Meanwhile, Peaches’ romantic rival for Ethan’s affection is Steffie, one of the mammoth girls is voiced by rapper Nicki Minaj. Glee’s most followed cheerleader Heather Morris portrays another teen mammoth named Katie.
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For Drake, working on ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT was akin to joining a new family, and, as he puts it, “being on a big emotional roller coaster ride. I am thrilled to be part of it.”
Minaj, one of today’s brightest musical talents, notes that Steffie will do anything to hold on to her mammoth. “When she finds out that Peaches is after Ethan, she does what any stand-up woman would do – be really jealous and nasty,” says Minaj. Heather Morris’ Katie, another cool, Ice Age teen, has a distinctive look. “She is blond-haired and wears flowers in her hair,” says the “Glee” star. “And she gets to hang out with Steffie/Nicki Minaj!”
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Outside of this in-crowd of teenage mammoth is Peaches’ closest friend named Louis, a prehistoric mole/meerkat voiced by Josh Gad (who stars in the smash Broadway hit “Book of Mormon”). Louis is a loyal pal to Peaches – he wishes it were more that friendship – but as Gad notes, “In the hierarchy of this high school-like environment, Louis would be the one everyone bullies. But Louis’ inner courage could change everything.”
Manny’s better half, Ellie, is an oasis of stability amid Manny’s frantic parenting. “Ellie and Manny balance each other,” says Queen Latifah, who returns as Ellie. “Manny is overprotective; Ellie is a little more relaxed and nurturing because she understands what Peaches is going through, especially with her crush on boys. As a teenager, everything seems like it’s the end of the world, and I don’t think that’s ever going to change.”
Despite her mom’s best efforts, Peaches, voiced by actress-singer Keke Palmer, rebels against Manny’s strict rules. “Peaches is going through some pretty mammoth stuff,” puns Palmer. “She’s ready to get out there and experience new things .” According to producer John C. Donkin, “Keke has her own attitude, along with some of the sass of Queen Latifah, and the warmth you find with Ray Romano.”
“‘Ice Age’ has always been about family,” says Lori Forte, who has produced the entire series and co-wrote the story. “No matter what the plot is of a given ‘Ice Age’ film, it still comes down to family – and about how Manny, Diego, Sid and the now-extended clan have each other’s backs. That kind of storytelling and humor appeals to everyone, everywhere.”
“ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” sails July 4 in theaters nationwide from 20thCentury Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ACADEMY OF ROCK

 

ACADEMY OF ROCK LAUNCH PARTY

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Where Great Musicians Are Born

BUILT TO LAST

A Message from Our Founder

As an institution which strongly believes in holistic learning, Academy Of Rock (AOR) provides a conducive environment for students to build and develop their character, inspire creativity and forge lasting relationships through the process of learning.

In the 5 years that we have been in operation, AOR’s successes and achievements have exceeded all expectations. In 2011, we were awarded the Promising SME 500 2012 from Small Medium Business Association (SMBA), Singapore. We distinguish ourselves from many other music institutions by ensuring that our teachers are internationally certified to conduct music lessons. It is part of AOR’s culture to expose students to a diverse range of musical experiences as such our students are given opportunities to perform at world-class art venues locally as well as abroad.

It was a dream come true when we launched our very own retail department with the AOR MUSIC STORE which will market our very own AOR range of instruments. These range of instruments have been carefully selected to cater to the beginners and their quality in construction and finish will prove to be the instrument of choice for any new music prodigy.

Experience the joy of playing the music of today as well as strumming to the beats of the past, with a structured learning system that is systematic yet tailored to the individual. Be pampered with the choice to pursue your academic aspirations with the leading Rock Music Examination board in the world – Rockschool UK. And get inspired to showcase your talents on the stage or screen.

In 2012, we were presented with an opportunity to stretch our arms beyond our shores. AOR had the system, the strength and the network of support to share our expertise with the land of musical talents – the Philippines. We hereby proudly present to you, Academy Of Rock Phils, Inc, the latest addition to the AOR family.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LIAM NEESON BACK IN “TAKEN 2”

 

LIAM NEESON BACK IN “TAKEN 2”

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Shot in Istanbul, Turkey and directed by Olivier Megaton , “Taken 2” reunites Liam Neeson with his co-stars Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace in this rocket-paced action sequel that rivals some of the greatest gun-handlers in cinema history.

Neeson reprises the role of Bryan Mills, a father and an estranged husband who would do anything for his family in the movie. Mills’ daughter having been kidnapped the first time. But he faces a different kind of conflict in “Taken 2.” Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and then systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

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“In the first movie he's really a guy with nothing to lose. He's divorced, he's lost his daughter, and you see his reaction when she's kidnapped,” explains Megaton. “In this movie, he's got that relationship back and he's even flirting with his ex-wife. It's almost cheesy, but that makes him all the more human at the beginning of the movie, because he's not thinking about his training, he's thinking about his family.”

But being kidnapped once is unfortunate; twice is just careless. Rest assured, then, that things play out differently in this sequel. “The powers-that-be–namely our gracious leader Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen—have come up with a much better plot than that,” assures Grace. “Someone has the notion of attempting to abduct Bryan. It's a personal vendetta; someone bent on extracting recompense from a man with a particular set of skills, as ill-advised as that might be. So it's not a random second abduction of my character, Kim, which I think would be everyone's first concern.”

“Taken 2” opens October in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Monday, June 18, 2012

THE DARK SIDE OF ERIN WASSON IN “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER”

 

THE DARK SIDE OF ERIN WASSON IN “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER”

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Texas-born supermodel, designer, entrepreneur and actress, Erin Wasson plays the ruthless, sexy and evil vampire Vadoma in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” directed by renowned Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov.

The thrilling film delivers an entirely original twist to the story of the iconic American president. Vampires are re-imagined as evil bloodthirsty slave traders and Lincoln (played by Ben Walker) is portrayed as a master at killing the supernatural creatures. In this fantastical action-packed movie, the iconic leader Abraham Lincoln has a secret life alongside his presidential duties: hunting the undead. Rooted in historical fact that is blended skillfully with a fictional supernatural tale, Lincoln is portrayed as a man who was essentially the first superhero.

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Ben Walker gives a powerful performance as President Lincoln. The film also stars Dominic Cooper as Henry, a high living ladies’ man who saves his life and instructs him on the art of vampire hunting. Rufus Sewell portrays Lincoln’s vampire nemesis Adam, commander of the vampire army. Erin Wasson plays the gorgeous vampire, Vadoma, Adam’s chief lieutenant and bodyguard. The film is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling novel.

Wasson sinks her teeth into a deliciously meaty and malevolent role – following is her q&a on her thoughts on beauty, fashion, martial arts and vampires.

Q: What kind of vampire is Vadoma?

A: “She is a woman of few words, a woman of action who is on a mission, she is very straightforward. She’s a really strong, powerful woman who is very talented and good at what she does. She’s a skilled assassin.”

Q: Can you explain what these assassins are doing at this point in US history?

A: “The slaves are our food; we’re trading slaves to keep us (the vampires) alive. The vampires are living off the blood of the slaves.”

Q: What kind of costume do you wear?

A: “The interesting thing about Vadoma’s costume is that the color palette consists of shades of red, crimson and deep purples. She always wears a hat and sunglasses during the day. She is a woman on the move. She spends her day on horseback so the costumes have to be practical. She definitely has a dark side.”

Q: How interesting was it playing someone who’s really evil?

A: “It was great. Vadoma is pure evil so there’s not a lot of consciousness going into her actions and not a lot of emotion.”

Q: Why do you think vampires continue to be so popular?

A: “They are part modern day folklore and it is the mystery of vampires that I think intrigues people. People connect vampires to sexuality, with the element of the blood. There is a correlation between vampires and human urges or desires.”

Q: How would you say that your own natural beauty, your looks, have contributed to your extraordinary success?

A: “I certainly think that [my looks] have contributed to my career. You know, that is how I fell into the industry and that was partly how I got to experience so much. That has enabled me to be where I am now. I’m grateful for the beauty, but I’ve been able to see through that. I’m more beautiful inside than outside (laughs).”

Q: What was your childhood like in Texas?

A: “I come from a really strong Texas family. I grew up playing in the streets of my neighborhood, predominantly with boys. We would be out all day long until the street lights came on. My mother (Chris Wasson) is incredible; she’s a strong woman, enabling you to be able to walk through the challenges of life and keep your head above water, so I give a lot of credit to my folks.”

Q: It sounds like your Mother was a great role model?

A: “Absolutely. My mom was a flight attendant for 30 years. When I started out as a model at 15 she came to every shoot with me, in between her flying schedule. She is the kind of mother who would have lunches packed and waiting for me and my sister Meghan, even when she’d just got off a ‘redeye’ (all night) flight. She would drop us off at school and then come home and do house chores. I don’t know when she slept. And then she did it all over again the next day.”

Q: You are considered a style icon. Is that rewarding?

A: “I don’t even know what it means to be a style icon. It is interesting you know, because when people tell me that’s what I am, it doesn’t really make any sense. But I’m super appreciative that people see me in that way. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that.”

Q: What has been the defining moment in your career so far?

A: “Getting a cosmetic deal because in this kind of business, that gives you an incredible security blanket. You never know when things are going to come and go with the ebb and the flow, so getting a cosmetic contract (with Maybelline) allowed me to breathe a little bit easier. When I was a young girl, I grew up looking at their make up and I still don’t understand why I’m here, I am very grateful.”

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” arrives July 4 in theaters (2D and 3D) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Friday, June 15, 2012

“UNIQLO” Storm’s SM Mall of Asia

 

If you are planning to  go to SM Mall of Asia today, you may notice that UNIQLO storm’s the whole mall as of 4:30am people which includes media and shoppers who managed to stay and wait for the Grand Opening SALE  of the said store.

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And because of this Great Opening Sale almost all of the store’s including Shoe Mart itself goes on 50% sale. But for no reason, still this store has gained its momentum and customers appeal .

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You can see hundreds of people falling in line with the great sale UNIQLO has to offer. For as low as 390 on Tees and 590 on pants with a great selections and array of styles and quality fabrics.

Here’s a clip of the Non-stop line up of shoppers @ UNIQLO since 10 am

Due to good  Marketing strategies  and Media advertisements especially on On line with the help of Bloggers,. this phenomenon in this industry  can attained “ One of the most sought after Brand of the Year’,  here in  country and most especially here in Manila NCR.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ballet Philippines announces its 43rd Season: Dragon Song

 

It was a rainy afternoon where sun is setting on the Manila Yacht Club where Ballet Philippines introduces and has its press conference on Ballet Philippines’ principal dancer CANDICE ADEA, who won FIRST PRIZE in the Senior Women’s Division at the recently concluded Helsinki International Ballet Competition and their 43rd Season of heritage and of songs and dreams.  And most especially.here, with the Head of the group former beauty queen Ms. Margie Moran Araneta explains their passion and determination of doing ballet teaching for the youth not only of the elite group but also to the middle and lower class of society.

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Ballet Philippines announces its 43rd Season: Dragon Song

43rd Season

A shared heritage

Of hopes and dreams

In his eye.

Cultures, woven

With magical threads

Singing, birthing moments

Of flight, strength,

Courage, faith,

And love…

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The season is composed of four performances and one special performance, namely:

Songs (July 6-8, 2012, CCP Main Theater)—A gala of masterworks featuring the work of international and Philippine choreographers—BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales, the legendary Agnes Locsin, BP resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin, former BP artistic director Augustus Damian III and French choreographer Redha Beintefour.

Neo-Filipino: Anting (Sept. 14-16, 2012, CCP Little Theater)—Featuring four noted Filipino choreographers who will bring to life pre-eminent dramatist Tony Perez’s libretto that explores the world of talismans and amulets of Filipino magical traditions

Rama Hari (Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2012, CCP Main Theater)—BP’s hit ballet musical returns! Choreographed by BP founder Alice Reyes, with music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, it is based on the Indian epic The Ramayana. The performance also coincides with the grand theater design retrospective on Rama Hari’s set and costume designer, National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal, also at the CCP. Rama Hari features top Filipino singers and the Manila Symphony Orchestra

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Feb. 2013, CCP Main Theater)—A new production of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy by award-winning Hong Kong-based choreographer Carlo Pacis

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Crisostomo Ibarra Returns to the CCP!

After a successful national and international tour, Ballet Philippines’ Crisostomo Ibarra returns for 2 weekends at the CCP Little Theater. Awarded “Outstanding Dance Production of 2010” by the Gawad Buhay! Awards for the Performing Arts, Ibarra caps the sesquicentennial of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, with these special performances scheduled around his birthday this year.

Join us in celebrating Rizal by revisiting his Noli in dance form. Choreographed by BP artistic Director, Paul Alexander Morales, the two evening performances features the live performance of Jed Balsamo’s noted original score with five leading musicians performing for these special Gala nights.

VENUE, DATES and TIMES:

CCP Little Theater: June 16, 2012, 2 PM and 6 PM

June 17, 2012, 2 PM

June 23, 2012, 2 PM and 6 PM

June 24, 2012, 2 PM

*Tickets: P600 for Matinees, P1000 for Gala Shows

For more details call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003 or visit www.ballet.ph.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Athletes in Action in cooperation with Fila (School Run for School Rooms)

 

Athletes in Action in cooperation with Fila (School Run for School Rooms)

Iligan City was among the places in Northeastern Mindanao that were worst-hit by typhoon Sendong. The typhoon, which ravaged the region with its heavy rainfall from December 15 to 18, left a total of PhP 1,033,131,515,100. 00 worth of damages in infrastructures, agricultural crops, and school buildings. Six months after the disaster, the situation in Iligan City remains bleak. Many people are still living in so-called tent cities and living off relief goods. As the school year starts, the children would have to make do with makeshift classrooms, as 12 schools and 136 classrooms in Iligan City were among Sendong's casualties.

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Athletes in Action (AIA) believes in making positive changes in people’s lives through sports. That is why the international humanitarian organization of athletes is organizing an advocacy run on July, which proceeds will fund the rebuilding of the classrooms in Iligan City.

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Titled "Schools Run for School Rooms" (SRSR), the advocacy run will gather student-runners from major colleges and universities in Metro Manila to compete in distances of 3K, 5K, and 10K on the urban environment of the Bonifacio Global City early morning of July 7th. Besides college students, groups from government agencies, churches, and private corporations have also expressed their interest in joining the SRSR.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

“ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” DOUBLES THE FUN WITH SIMPSONS SHORT PREVIEW


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“ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” DOUBLES THE FUN WITH SIMPSONS SHORT PREVIEW
“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” comes out in cinemas with a Simpsons short attached to the film when it opens on July 4  in cinemas nationwide.
Ice Age’s latest chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time brings together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful; the humorous and the heartfelt – plus the world’s most beloved prehistoric squirrel and the ultimate unconventional herd of this or any Age.
Interwoven with these epic tales of family exploits are the continuing adventures of Scrat, whose sole purpose in life – whose very existence – revolves around an acorn as elusive as it is cherished. Scrat’s quest for the nut has had consequences; in the first “Ice Age” Scrat’s obsession triggered the Ice Age itself. In ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, Scrat and the object of his pursuits are nothing less than the catalyst for a cataclysm. Forget what you’ve learned in geology about the continents forming as a result of massive tectonic turbulence and volcanic eruptions tearing land masses apart. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT reveals that these seismic shifts came about from Scrat’s misadventures.
The film reunites us with Scrat as he’s going about his usual business: he has grabbed the acorn, set it down on the ground – and suddenly a mountain is torn apart and the earth itself opens up, separating land masses into the seven continents. Scrat hurtles toward the earth’s core, triggering massive earthquakes, which in turn isolates Manny, Diego and Sid from the rest of the herd.
This continental size of adventure from the Ice Age pack and a short animated feature focused on Maggie Simpson come July 4 in cinemas will surely bring in loads of fun to families and all.
“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” is from 20th Century Fox to be available in 2D and 3D format to be distributed by Warner Bros. in Philippine cinemas.

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Check out 20th Century Fox (Philippines) in Facebook and 20thcenturyfoxph youtube pages to watch the latest trailers of “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” and a sneak peek at Maggie Simpson.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Golf Your Way to Father’s Day at Marriott Hotel Manila

 

 

Golf Your Way to Father’s Day at Marriott Manila

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This June, we share our own fun way to uniquely indulge every great leader of the family—our dads! At Marriott Manila, we ensure that we’re the perfect venue to celebrate his life and love through golf.

Since it’s another event that deserves a grand blow out, food is always the first thing to consider especially for the man who takes time to enjoy family, hobby, and a good meal of course. If thinking where to eat on his special day, it would be great to consider a venue where dad can enjoy a hole-in-one treat from dining, accommodation, plus his love for golf!

Wake up the whole family a little earlier and head to Marriott Café for a taste of our most-talked about Sunday Brunch. Needless to say, there’s just something so endearing about a brunch especially at Marriott Café which has set the bar on the way we brunch—cozy, comforting, and basically has everything to satisfy an ever-fickle taste buds. For only P2, 500 net, the whole family is in to be treated with a spread that is purely gourmet. You cant’ go wrong with executive chef Meik Brammer’s 17 stations, featuring its newest additions such as oyster bar, chilled seafood, salumiere, cheese studio, homemade pasta, yakitori, Chinese, and tandoor. Plus, Cru Steakhouse also incorporates its specialties such as Angus beef rib eye, strip loin steak, grilled fish, squid and veggies--which of course, every meat lover dad should never pass up! If you’re family is a fan of big, tender, and tasty slabs of steaks, you must have heard about our Cru. Our well marbled, precious steak slices that are usually saved up for special occasions can now be gorged limitless and enough to suffice the price for this brunch. And who would’ve thought that a martini bar is such as pleasure to enjoy this time of they day? With these well-crafted cocktails and great mixes, it will surely set the stage for dad’s extra special event. Plus, our chocolate room that spells decadence is brimming with assorted chocolates and rich cake choices is always worth saving up the space for. Whether it’s for the romantic mom and dad or sweet-toothed siblings, this corner is bound to let you experience a taste of heaven. And if you haven’t tasted just yet our sensational homemade gelato, it’s the best time to savor every flavor, especially the famous Ferrero!

What’s amazing with dads is that, they love all sort of action-packed bonding experience, especially if it’s a golf game. That’s why while enjoying brunch, an indoor putting station awaits all families that is guaranteed to bring fun and can make any family closer than ever. Make sure to bring out the best putt for a chance to win Marriott Manila gift certificates such as overnight stay, Java+, Marriott Café buffet, golf lessons, and freebies when dad makes it hole-in-one.

But if your goal is to surprise dad with a most romantic kind of date, book for a Cru Steakhouse dinner. For this occasion, sous chef Redj Casanova takes it up a notch with a special Father’s Day 4-course menu: Crispy soft shell crab salad, cream of chicken veloute, grilled grain fed Australian rib eye or pan roasted salmon fillet, and dark chocolate soufflé with Bailey’s ice cream--all at P4, 000 net. And since it’s a day to be extra lavish, might as well consider treating him with a wine-by-the-glass which can add a wine tasting dimension to a meal. With its welcoming yet sophisticated fine dining vibe coupled by Cru’s personalized flair of service, dad will surely feel an amazing king of the day experience that he’ll probably talk about for years.

Another hands-down way to reward a hard working head of the family is by taking him at the Quan Spa, where he’s in to experience a whole new way to wholeness and wellness. Featuring Pevonia Detox massage for only P5, 950 net, this two-hour treatment is designed for distressing, detoxifying, and toning while taking away toxins and impurities of the body. This revered treatment for two hours is using Pevonia’s seaweed wrap teeming with nourishing extracts, guaranteed to revive and refresh a tired body.

A grueling first half of the year deserves a much-awaited break, and kicking back with your family sounds heavenly. Why not take them at Marriott Manila and avail of the mid-year bonus room package? For only P9, 888++ per night when staying for two nights, the deluxe room accommodation is also inclusive of buffet breakfast for two—and an extra 3rdnight for free plus a double Marriott Rewards points!

Who said that crafting a special event like this would be such a pain? At Marriott Manila, we offer a simple formula for an occasion that is worth remembering while getting out of the traditional.

For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.

ABOUT MARRIOTT HOTEL MANILA:

An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City . Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® opens a new store in Adriatico

 

 

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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® opens a new store in Adriatico

 

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A coffee shop serving masterfully crafted beverages and a dynamic, artsy neighborhood come together in an inspired pairing.

Celebrated as the capital’s bohemian quarter, Adriatico’s locale is the latest community to be immersed in the whole The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® experience. “With our finest custom-roasted Arabica coffee and hand-plucked whole leaf teas, Adriatico’s old-world air comes alive with the addition of the modern-day gourmet delights that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brings,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Philippines.

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To formally launch its Adriatico store, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® hosted an art-themed gathering on June 1, 2012 in it’s two-storey coffee shop that also features a cozy complementing glasshouse. As a tribute to the area’s famed artist hub, Penguin Café Gallery, the store’s launch presented simultaneous art exhibits and intimate discussions with art installation mavericks Cesare and Jean Syjuco and digital illustration prodigy Dan Matutina.

For one extra special night, the premier café chain’s newest location housed diverse artwork collections of the said artists for guests to appreciate, while the artists talked about the inspirations behind each masterpiece and the subtleties that influenced their work.

Afterwards, guests were served with spiked specialty coffee and tea offerings while mingling in an entertaining ambiance enhanced with techno grooves and house tracks mixed by DJ Joey Santos.

“As a premium brand that considers crafting internationally acclaimed gourmet drinks and treats a priceless art form, we here at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® invite the community’s artistically inclined populace to feel right at home in our Adriatico store,” says Chu.

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One of the biggest privately held coffee chains in the country, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Philippines has been serving Filipinos with their full selection of signature premium drinks since 2003. To know more about the brand, you may log on to www.coffeebean.com.ph.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Filipino Bloggers Hub Acquaintance Party

 

 

Filipino Bloggers Hub Acquaintance Party  was one of the coolest gathering of Bloggers I have ever encountered and seen since the moment I started in joining and doing some blogging just a year ago.

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Bloggers of different niche come along and give support to the group to somehow show  some  force  and  stigma of trying and becoming one day one of the influential blogger of the time.

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Senior and so called leaders according to their niche came and shared their insights and experiences giving their best to help new and part time bloggers to  make Bloggers one of the most respectful media group in the nearest possible time especially here in our country.

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And with so much hope and expectancy that we will be bonded and be respected by the society one day, by having good relationships with each other and just doing our appointed task and endeavors we may have to reach our potentials , showing respect with each other and helping in any way to be one in helping our community and country as well.