Monday, July 30, 2012

CHICKEN DELI AND SM TREAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS TO A FUN STORY-TELLING SESSION

 

CHICKEN DELI AND SM TREAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS TO A FUN STORY-TELLING SESSION

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CHICKEN DELI in partnership with SM Malls have come together on July 17, 2012 at SM City Mall to advocate the importance of the National Children’s Book Reading Day, an event to show care and importance for children. CHICKEN DELI invited TV host,  brand endorser,  national athlete, actor and father Judah Paolo to read children books to the students of Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School and Sto. Cristo Elementary School. “It was a wonderful experience to see the kids have a blast. It was an honor and a privilege to be a contribution to the next generation. Read to Lead, indeed!”

“Since the opening of our 1st restaurant in Bacolod in 1983, we were given an opportunity to help better  the quality of life and of the community surrounding us. And we have grown, only because our customers have allowed us to grow with them. It is our privilege serving families in Bacolod and now in Manila. With the growth of our branches we are taking affirmative action in our social responsibilities as a family and children friendly restaurant to encourage kids to develop a love for reading at an early age. Because we believe, that readers make good leaders” says JB Mapa , Chicken Deli Head of Marketing.

 

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With branches in SM City North and Tutuban Center Mall, CHICKEN DELI has just began to enter the Manila market and is now open for franchise. For more information call 02 903-0108, visit them at chickendelibacolod.com and facebook/chickendelibacolod.com.

Interior Zone Sale of SM City North EDSA

 

 

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Interior Zone of SM City North EDSA is ongoing, that's the homewares and furniture section of the mall, Sale from July 27-August 12.

Friday, July 27, 2012

JELLY-G THAI MILK TEA NOW SERVING DELECTABLE, HEALTHY DRINKS

 

JELLY-G THAI MILK TEA NOW SERVING DELECTABLE, HEALTHY DRINKS

Having a healthy options is a must nowadays, whether your eating or drinking we should guard ourselves against the bad elements that goes with our foods and drinks. Jelly G Thai milk is one of those brands that is concern with our intakes without sacrificing the true taste and flavors of the product. 

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Looking for the latest, tastier, creamier and healthier milk tea around town? Your search for the perfect milk tea stops at Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea!

Jelly-G Milk Tea is the only and premier drink brand in the Philippines that serves authentic, creamy and perfectly blended Thai Milk Tea. Every Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea uses freshly steeped tea leaves daily mixed with all-natural ingredients like Arabica Coffee, Pure Australian Milk Chocolate and puree from fresh fruits with its signature grass jelly intensifying the richness of Jelly-G drinks.

Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea is now serving refreshing variations of tea, coffee, chocolate and fruit juices. Try Jelly-G Milk Tea available in the following flavors: Thai Milk Tea, Nutty Thai, Cheesy Thai, Carmeletea, Berry Thai, Lemon Thai, Basil Thai, Dark Thai, Jasmine Green, Moji Tea, Cheesy Green, Green Dark, Milo Thai, Chocnut Thai, Chai Tea and Black Tea.

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Coffee lovers will surely perks up in Jelly-G’s coffee variants: America Coffee, Coffee Mint, Nutty Cup, Carmeletto, Mocha Dark, Coffee Oreo, Deep Chocnut and Cinnamon Spice.

Indulge guilt-free with Jelly-G’s Chocolate variants: Choco Bravo, Chunky Oreo, Black Forest, Mella Twist, Choco Mist, Aussie Nut, Dark Chocolate, Choco Milo and Choco Bravo Banana.

More refreshing twists in Jelly-G’s fruit drinks: Mango Sweeso, Frizzy Berry, White Lychee, Banana Bliss, Mango Yakult, Berry Yakult, Cheesy Mango and Cheesy Berry.

Visit Jelly-G branches available at Glorietta4 Food Choices, Market!Market! (3rd flr.), Alabang Town Center Food Choices, Marquee Mall (ground flr.), Robinson’s Metro East (ground flr.), SM Marikina (3rd flr.), Sta. Lucia East Mall (2nd flr.) and Festival Supermall (3rd flr.) and choose from a wide variety of milk tea that will satisfy everyone’s taste.

Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea will also open soon at Ali Mall (lower ground) and at 500 Shaw Centrum (ground level).

Visit and like their Facebook page Jelly G Drink for more exciting drink mixes of Thai Milk tea and freebies.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

AYALA CINEMAS IN “FULL FORCE” SUPPORT OF THE 8TH CINEMALAYA 2012 RUN

 

AYALA CINEMAS IN “FULL FORCE” SUPPORT OF THE 8TH CINEMALAYA 2012 RUN

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Ayala Malls Cinemas hosts for the 2nd time the country’s Cinemalaya on its 8th year in developing and promoting Filipino independent films. Cinemalaya’s simultaneous screening at the CCP Theater and at Ayala Cinemas’ Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma will run from July 21 to July 29.

Paying tribute to one of the country’s acclaimed filmmakers, Ayala Cinemas’ Cinemalaya opening ceremony at Trinoma will feature the late Mario O’Hara’s “Babae Sa Breakwater” starring Katherine Luna.

Competing in the category of New Breed Films are “Intoy Syokoy Ng Kalye Marino” directed by Lemuel C. Lorca, “Requeime!” by Loy Arcenas, “Oros” by Paul Sta. Ana, “Ang Katiwala (The Caretaker)” by Aloy Adlawan, “Santa Nina” by Emmanuel Quindo Palo, “Aparisyon” by Vincent Sandoval, “Diablo” by Mes De Guzman, “Mga Dayo (Resident Aliens) by Julius Sotomayor Cena, “The Animals” by Gino M. Santos and “Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)” by Marie Jamora.

In Director’s Showcase Films category, entries include “Kamera Obskura” by Raymond Red, “Bwakaw” by Jun Robles Lana, “Posas” (Shackled) by Lawrence Fajardo, “Kalayaan (Wildlife)” by Adolfo B. Alix, Jr. and “Mga Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets)” by Jose Javier Reyes.

Included in Short Feature films are “As He Sleeps” by Sheron Dayoc, “Balintuna (Irony)” by Emmanuel Escalona Jr., “Bohe Sons of the Waves” by Nadjoua Bansil, “Pasahero (Passenger)” by Mario “Max” Celada, “Victor” by Jarell M. Serencio, “Ang Paghihintay Sa Bulong (Waiting to Whisper) by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, “Manenaya (Waiting)” by Richard Legaspi, “Ruweda (Wheel)” by Hannah Espia, “Sarong Adlaw (one Day) by Marianito Dio, Jr. and “Ulian (Senility)” by Chuck Gutierrez.

Check out Ayala Cinemas’ Cinemalaya schedule at WWW.SURESEATS.COM and book your tickets in advance at Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

“THE DARK NIGHT RISES” by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures

 

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures brings to the screen “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

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Christopher Nolan says, “Our story picks up eight years later, when it seems that Batman and Commissioner Gordon have succeeded—the Dark Knight is no longer needed in Gotham. In that regard, Bruce Wayne has won the battle, but he is traumatized by what happened and doesn’t know how to move on from being the figure of Batman. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ very much deals with the consequences of his and other characters’ actions in the previous films.”

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Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring are Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

With “The Dark Knight Rises,” Nolan completes the story arc he commenced with 2005’s “Batman Begins.” He recalls, “We were all very excited to bring this tale full circle; that was our chief inspiration for returning to Gotham. We also felt a tremendous sense of responsibility to fulfill expectations based on the first two movies while giving the audience something they hadn’t seen before. It was a tricky balance.”

Producer Charles Roven adds, “We all want to be wowed, but we also want to be invested. Regardless of the scope, Chris has never lost his focus on the story and relationships, which goes back through all of his movies.”

Nolan concludes, “When you look back on the Dark Knight films, you can see the world we’re living in reflected, but we don’t want to be specific about it. We just come at the stories from the point of view of what concerns us. What gives us fear? What gives us hope? What would require a hero of Batman’s stature to rise up in our world?”

“The Dark Knight Rises” Ayala Cinemas - Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, Market!Market!, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall Angeles, Abreeza Davao and Harbor Point Olongapo. Check out Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com for your all-access pass to exclusive “The Dark Knight Rises” movie events and promos.

Opening across the Philippines on July 19 in IMAX, 2D and regular theaters, “The Dark Knight Rises” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Experience @ SM Great Northern Sale

 

Last Saturday July 14 I go to SM North to purchase the GC I’ve got from SM North Bloggers Shop, Dine, and Blog.

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Believe it or not this 2 bags of groceries is worth P530.00 pesos only and with it I used my SM Gift Certificate issued for this Great Northern Sale by SM North Edsa.

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Can you buy with these quantity of products with P500 nowadays?  No you can’t, but with this Season’s GREAT NORTHERN SALE of SM North I’ve seen more sale items on SM department store with wide variety choices of brands and accessories as well , But it so happened that I have to buy some stuffs for my family’s daily needs. and I discovered that even in SM Supermarket they have sale and pre packed sales that has discounts and 1 free items from SM Bonus like their Peanut Butter and Kernel Corn can goods ect,, and most especially when you are a member of SM Advantage Card.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 3: DOG DAYS”

 

MORE TEENAGE MISADVENTURES IN “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS” MOVIE

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Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool, is looking forward to his summer vacation in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” but when his dad (Steve Zahn) decides they should spend more time together, Greg does everything he can to keep his father from ruining his summer vacation.

In “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” which combines elements of both the third and fourth of the “Wimpy Kid” books, the good news is that school is out for the summer and Greg is looking forward to a vacation spent playing video games, hanging out with his best friend, Rowley, and working his way into the affections of the girl he has a crush on, Holly Hills. The bad news is that Greg Heffley being Greg Heffley, nothing is going to go as planned.

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“At the start of the film Greg’s dad takes away all of his video game privileges and basically decides Greg should spend all his summer hanging out with him and doing outdoor stuff like camping and swimming,” explains Zachary Gordon, the thirteen-year-old actor who plays Greg.

In school or out of school, Greg also has a tendency to get himself into painfully embarrassing situations; Zachary says that this time round his on-screen alter ego plumbs new depths of humiliation. In “Dog Days”, Greg goes one step further and loses his swimsuit in a crowded pool. Greg also has what Zachary delicately refers to as a “mishap” on a roller coaster, meaning, we’re pretty sure, that Greg throws up on his fellow passengers. For the record, Zachary admits he was a bit nervous himself when it came time to shoot the film’s roller coaster scene but after a couple of time around, he was hooked. “I went on six times in a row,” the young actor says, “It was awesome.”

“And playing Greg for a third time, I feel like I settled into it as soon as I saw the rest of the cast again. It was more like a ‘Wimpy’ reunion than coming back to work,” Zachary says, “because everyone feels like part of my family now.”

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” will open August 15 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

“One Stroke Calligraphy” by Fong Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple

 

 

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  A cultural factor  that makes China  famous and more united as a people be it in the past Century until today where technology differs from the other. Being loyal to their country and to the people as well.

 

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Great Northern Sale

 

Watch out for The Great Northern Sale happening on July 13,14, and 15 at SM North Edsa. Major discounts everywhere you look. Get the most exclusive deals on all brands, stores and dining places only at SM NORTH EDSA.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Reunite with the Returning Characters and Meet a Whole New Set you’ll Surely Love in “ICE AGE 4” Continental Drift

 

This July 12, Reunite with the Returning Characters and Meet a Whole New Set you’ll Surely Love in

ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

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In the 4th installment of the hit family movie franchise, Ice Age's Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.” Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. And Scrat's reunion with his cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.

MANNY (Ray Romano)

As the world shifts around him, so does Manny’s family.   Manny’s tendency to be overprotective spurs a terrible argument between him and daughter Peaches - just before Scrat splits the world apart, casting him out to sea and separating him from his family and herd.  Now he vows to do everything he can to get back to his family and make amends with his daughter. 

PEACHES (Keke Palmer)

With possums for uncles and two offbeat parents in Manny and Ellie, Peaches has grown into an adorable quirky teenage mammoth with a mind of her own.  She’s experiencing her first crush on a cute mammoth named Ethan, but has yet to see that he’s the wrong guy. Peaches longs to prove to Manny that she’s no longer a baby, and can make good decisions on her own.   With Manny gone, she and her mother have to lead the herd.

ELLIE (Queen Latifah)

When Manny, Diego and Sid are separated from the herd, it’s up to Ellie to take her husband’s place as the leader and help everyone find safe ground.  She also must temporarily parent Peaches alone.   Ellie remembers what it was like to be a teenager and understands her daughter’s first crush.  But she must remind Peaches not to try to change to be accepted and be proud of the fact that she’s part possum.

SID (John Leguizamo)

Sid is excited when his long lost relatives arrive, seemingly happy to be reunited with him.  But they leave just as quickly as they came, intentionally ditching his crotchety GRANNY.  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.

DIEGO (Dennis Leary)

Diego is at the top of his game and ready to help Manny with the adventure at hand.  While at sea, Diego meets a female saber tooth pirate named, SHIRA, and begins to have a strange new feeling – love. Diego invites Shira to join the herd. But when she is unable to leave her life as a pirate, and he is forced to leave her behind, he wonders if he’s made the biggest mistake of his life.

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When Scrat finds a treasure map, he becomes a world explorer and embarks on his biggest adventure yet. Classic Scrat comedy ensues as Scrat painfully searches for the greatest nut treasure in recorded history

CAP’T GUTT (voiced by Peter Dinklage)

A prehistoric orangutan, Captain Gutt is a massive brute of a pirate who has taken advantage of the chaos caused by the Continental Drift to become the self-appointed Master of the Seas. Whether he’s swinging through the rigging, leading his pirate crew in a shanty or just being an all-around badass dude, Gutt absolutely loves being a pirate and taking whatever he wants in the world. But when Manny and his crew steals his ship and the bounty he has amassed, Gutt’s wrath knows no bounds and he becomes determined to find Manny and get revenge.

SHIRA (by Jennifer Lopez)

Lightning fast on her feet and equally quick-witted, this beautiful saber tooth pirate has become Gutt’s loyal first mate. After Diego and Manny capsize Gutt’s ship, Shira gets separated from the pirates and is shocked to discover that Gutt has no real loyalty to her. When Diego appeals to her join his motley crew, she has to make the decision to stick with Gutt or to join Diego, Manny and the herd.

ETHAN (Drake)

Teenage Mammoth heartthrob, Ethan is the object of Peaches’ first crush.  He hangs out with the cool kids and is mildly amused by Peaches’ attention.  At first Peaches is determined to do anything necessary to catch Ethan’s eye, but eventually she realizes he is more shallow than cool.

LOUIS (Josh Gad)

Peaches’ best friend is this soft-spoken, slightly nerdy molehog who is always dutifully by her side and eager to help, even if is to help her get closer to pretty boy Ethan.  When Peaches’ heart is ultimately broken by Ethan, Louis secretly wishes she could see that he’s the one who adores her just as she is.

SID’S GRANNY (Wanda Sykes)

Sid’s crochety grandmother becomes a large part of the adventure after accidentally stowing away on the barge with Manny and the gang as they head out to sea.  Extremely near sighted and highly opinionated, (a comedic combination) Granny causes loads of trouble for Sid and the guys, especially when she wanders off looking for her thought-to-be deceased pet, Precious.

FLYNN  (Nick Frost)

Flynn’s a 4000 pound English elephant seal with a heart of gold and a head of sand. He’s as passionate about being a pirate as he is clueless. He doesn’t know his port from his aft – and almost never remembers that being a sea creature means he can swim. However, he makes up for what he lacks in intelligence with an abundance of enthusiasm. Whoever coined the phrase “ignorance is bliss” clearly met Flynn first.

RAZ (Rebel Wilson)

This tough, prehistoric Aussie Sheila kangaroo, is the crew’s resident weapons expert, hiding an arsenal of deadly bone swords in her pouch. Don’t mess with her….she’s just looking for a reason to party, and by party she means fight till you drop.

SQUINT (Aziz Ansari)

Squint packs an amazing amount of crazy into his diminutive, prehistoric rabbit frame. If he were more than three feet tall and his adorable bunny ears didn’t always seem to pop up when agitated, he might genuinely be terrifying. His two great passions are his bone knife and unprovoked acts of violence.

SILAS (Alain Chabat)

Perpetually perched on Capt. Gutt’s shoulder, this bird from the south of France packs a surprisingly dangerous airborne punch when he’s not scouting out trouble ahead.

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“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” opens July 12 in cinemas nationwide from 20thCentury Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

THE GREAT NORTHERN SALE @ SM NORTH

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This is one of the sale I have been longing to happen for the year. The Great Northern sale where all the shops including big  brands that  has to give greater and big discounts mall wide.

So what are you waiting for tag the dates and buy the things you want most within the sale period from July 13-15.

Buy while supply last.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

MONUMENTAL 3D ANIMATION “EPIC” TO BRING NEW HIGHS IN ADVENTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

 

MONUMENTAL 3D ANIMATION “EPIC” TO BRING NEW HIGHS IN ADVENTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

From the most creative and groundbreaking filmmakers and writers who gave the world wonderful unparalleled hits such as the “Ice Age” series and “Rio” comes “Epic” – the latest animation that will sweep the world off its feet anew based on William Joyce’s “The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs.”

Directed by Chris Wedge who serves as the voice of Scrat in the “Ice Age” series, “Epic” follows a teenager who has been magically transported into an unknown deep forest revealing a hidden world unlike any other in an all new 3D CG action-adventure comedy. “Epic” tells the story of a battle raging all around us between the forces of good, who protect nature, and the forces of evil, who wish to see it destroyed. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and unique characters to save their world…and ours.

Joining in “Epic” is an all-stellar voice cast including Steven Tyler, Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Pitbull, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Sudeckis and Blake Anderson.

Magical action and adventure for all ages opens when “Epic” (in 3D) unfolds in cinemas on May 29, 2013 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in Phils.)

JENNIFER LOPEZ IN “ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT”

 


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One of the world’s most loved idol, musician and actress Jennifer Lopez joins the fourth outing of the phenomenal hit franchise “Ice Age” headed by its three heroes from different species namely Manny the mammoth, Diego the tiger and Sid the sloth in “Ice Age: Continental Drift”

This time, along with Manny’s family and Sid’s grandma, they face a formidable chilling adventure against a group of pirates in the cold seas. With Scrat in the middle of it all subdividing land masses into what we now know as the seven continents, the group’s all-new adventure takes them on a thrilling ride to the far end of the seas.

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Jennifer Lopez plays Shira, a beautiful saber tooth pirate who is also a loyal first mate on their ship of pirates headed by a prehistoric orangutan named Captain Gutt (Peter Drinklage). After Diego and Manny capsized Gutt’s ship, Shira gets separated from the pirates and is shocked to discover that Gutt has no real loyalty to her. When Diego appeals to her join his motley crew, she has to make the decision to stick with Gutt or to join Diego, Manny and the herd. Initially battling Diego and his best friends Manny and Sid, Shira finds herself slowly losing her heart to Diego in the midst of their adventure to find home.

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But alas! Love Love is never simple, especially for sabre-toothed tigers. Shira is a member of a pirate crew that has taken Diego, Manny and Sid hostage, so Shira and Diego’s initial encounters are as foes who go toe-to-toe – and sabre-to-sabre – against one another. They are equally matched. “Shira is a femme fatale; she’s sharp, fast and intelligent. But they’re more alike one another than either tiger would admit, and from their hostility and attempts at one-upmanship comes a shared point of view and ultimately a relationship,” director Steve Martino shares.

Leary insists it’s about time Diego found someone to share his life with. “It took only four ‘Ice Age’ movies for me to get a love interest. Believe me, when making the first ‘Ice Age’, I didn’t look down the road and think, you know, Diego’s going to get a girlfriend and it’s going to be J-Lo. I would have put that in my contract back then if I thought I could have gotten away with it!”

According to Jennifer Lopez, who joins the “Ice Age” family as Shira, Diego and Shira are destined to join forces. “The two characters have a similar backstory,” she explains. “Diego left his pack of sabre-toothed tigers in the first film, and Shira had left hers because she didn’t like the pack mentality. Shira felt like she didn’t belong anywhere until she joined the pirates. Eventually she realizes the pirates are out for themselves, and she must make a choice between staying with them or starting a new life with Diego.” And as we all know, Diego can be very convincing.

Lopez was excited about joining the “Ice Age” team, especially as an empowered figure. “ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT is a poignant, fun, exciting and sweet story, and I love playing strong female characters like Shira,” she explains.

The filmmakers were thrilled to get the multi-talented actress-singer-“American Idol” judge onboard. “Playing a character in an animated film is about more than just the actor’s voice,” says producer Lori Forte. “It’s about the attitude, and Jennifer really brings it.” The film also makes use of Lopez’s singing talents, as she joins her fellow pirates (including Peter Dinklage, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari, and Alain Chabat) in a sea shanty, “Master of the Seas,” written by Adam Schlesinger (of Fountains of Wayne); and accompanies Nicki Minaj, Romano, Leary, John Leguizamo and Latifah) in the closing song, “We Are (Theme from ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT),” written by Ester Dean.

But first, some words from J. Lo’s Shira – on filming the latest Ice Age movie and the experience with co-stars of various species.

Q: Great to meet you Shira. You’ve got such a beautiful shiny coat.

Shira: Purr… Thank you very much (licks paws).

Q: You’re new to the Ice Age gang. What did you make of them at first?

Shira: That pack of misfits? A sloth, a mammoth and a sabre-toothed tiger – it’s like the start of a really bad joke. No, I’m just kidding with you. Those guys are the best thing that ever happened to me. They gave me back my freedom… Well, after they locked me in a prison cave that is.

Q: Prison cave? What happened?

Shira: Oh, it’s a long story. Let’s just say I’d fallen in with a bad crowd and had some deep-seated trust issues.

Q: By a bad crowd, do you mean Captain Gutt and his revolting crew of pirates?

Shira: I’d really rather not talk about that phase of my life. It’s in the past now.

Q: We hear you’re quite a warrior princess. Is that true?

Shira: I can hold my own (strokes whiskers). All those years on a pirate ship did at least teach me how to fight. It was survival of the fittest out there, not survival of the friendliest.

Q: Not just a pretty kitty then?

Shira: Hissss! Everyone knows the female of the species is more deadly than the male. So you’d better watch out (growls).

Q: Oh come on, you two are blatantly having some kind of romance. Admit it – you melted his ice-cold heart didn’t you?

Shira: I’ll tell you what. If you can run to the top of that vertical cliff face and back in under 30 seconds, I’ll tell you anything you want.

“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” opens July 12 in cinemas nationwide from 20thCentury Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

J.CO Goes Greenbelt

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J.CO goes Greenbelt!

It was an afternoon of JCool fun and overflowing of JC donuts and JCoffee be it hot or cold frappuccino .

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People from different offices ,of different cultures and styles come and witnessed the opening of JCO outlet here at Greenbelt 3 Ayala Makati.

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Makati yuppies are in for an exciting brew as international premium brand J.CO Donuts and Coffee formally opens the doors of its newest branch in Greenbelt 3, Makati. This is the 3rd branch in the growing number of J.CO outlets serving delectable donuts, freshly brewed Italian coffee, and healthy J.COOL frozen yogurt treats.

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The formal opening was graced by no less than the J.CO brand ambassadors led by international TV personality Karylle and sought-after actor Luis Manzano together with supermodels Kelly Misa and Robby Mananquil.

To mark the opening of the Greenbelt 3 outlet, J.CO concocted a truly special treat for its special guests. The comedic group Spit left everyone in stitches with their trademark humor. Portraying characters inspired by best-selling J.CO donut variants, the group showcased what makes these donuts deliciously unique. Among the original J.CO donut variants highlighted in this event include Al Capone, Cheese Me Up, Green Tease, and Coco Loco.

Adding a youthful and dynamic spirit to the event were some of the country’s top campus groups including the UA&P Fire Starters Cheering Squad, the DLSU Lady Spikers, DLSU Men’s and Women’s Football Team and the Ateneo Football team.

The premium brand traces its roots in Jakarta, Indonesia where it first opened in 2005. It serves freshly made yummy donuts and stimulating coffee prepared by trained baristas. Since then, the craze has swiftly swept across Asia where J.CO captured the hearts and palates of coffee and donut lovers in Malaysia, Singapore, China and the Philippines.

J.CO is poised to redefine the lifestyle café scene in the country with its array of signature donuts, soothing brews, and cooling yogurt. In addition to the filling coffee-and-donut tandem, J.CO outlets also offer a relaxing and inviting ambience ideal for cozy get-togethers or simply whiling the time away.

Aside from the newest outlet in Greenbelt 3, J.CO Donuts and Coffee can also be enjoyed in SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and opening soon in Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Eastwood City and SM Fairview.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mayhem at the launch of the newest Axe fragrances

 

Mayhem at the launch of the newest Axe fragrances

Axe, the #1 male fragrance brand in the world, made the wildest fantasies of one hundred very lucky guys come true at the launch of its newest fragrance – Axe Anarchy. The event – called The Axe Anarchy Raid – lets loose the sexiest women in the country on a gang of helpless, handcuffed guys in a steamy game of tag. And as if drop-dead gorgeous female celebrities and models weren’t enough, Axe made the game even more outrageous by offering a two million-peso reward to the winning pair. Crazy? You bet.

“This is the first and maybe the only time that Axe is coming out with matching his and hers fragrances,” says Axe brand manager Raf Hechanova. “So we thought we would launch Axe Anarchy with the wildest, most insane idea we could think of.”

The Axe Anarchy Raid gets one hundred of the hottest girls in the country – the likes of Sam Pinto, Ellen Adarna, Iwa Moto, Jacq Yu, Regine Angeles, Nina Jose, Megan Young, Nadine Samonte, Sarah Lahbati, and many more – to search for a their match among one hundred lucky guys. The prize? A cool two million pesos for the first pair to rendezvous – one million for the cop and another million for her robber. Sounds easy? Well, there’s a catch. The girls had to look under the guys’ shirts and do a bit of frisking to find their match.

“We pretty much went overboard with this one,” adds Axe brand manager Gem Laforteza. “Things just kinda’ got out of hand.”

The game started with a loud police siren that released the Robbers (the guys) from their holding area. It looked more like a jail break than a robbery. One hundred guys – among them the Boys Night Out, RX 93.1 DJ Gino Quillamor, GMA Leading Man Rocco Nacino, and Victor Basa – were literally tripping over each other in a mad rush to get to the other side of the field where the girls were.

But before the Robbers could get to the Cops, they had to squeeze through 20 beauty-queen-type girls (called “Wardens”) and 20 big bouncer-type guys (called “Marshalls”). These beauties and beasts were tasked to keep the guys and the girls away from one another by arresting the guys and putting them back in jail. The game of tag quickly turns into patintero as the gorgeous Wardens tried to tackle guys who were literally leaping away to avoid getting caught. Meanwhile the burly Marshalls were lifting guys off their feet to deliver them back to their holding areas. Utter chaos.

“I totally forgot that the bouncers could put us under arrest,” narrates The Morning Rush DJ Gino Quillamor. “I was suddenly reminded when one of them lifted me up by the shoulders.”

As the Robbers got through to the other side, the Cops were released from their holding area and a different kind of chaos began. Imagine playing as a Robber: You’d just be standing there letting the girls almost rip your shirt off for a glimpse of the code underneath.

“First there would only be two or three of them,” recounts one of the guys. “But then more would come. And before you know it, six or eight pairs of hands are on you. All you could do was look at their faces. Everyone was having fun.”

In the end, two people – internet superstar Ashley Rivera (A.K.A. “Petra Mahalimuyak”) and journalist Eric Losloso – took home the millions. But everyone went home with an experience they would never forget.

Experience Axe’s signature brand of uncontrollable attraction with new Axe Anarchy For Him and For Her. Anarchy For Him is a fresh mix of fruity and woody notes for a sweet but masculine fragrance. While Anarchy For Her is a succulent mix of fruity, woody, and floral notes for a luscious and feminine fragrance. Find out more about Axe Anarchy at www.facebook.com/AxePhilippines.

PHOTOCAPS:

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Ramon Bautista gets to make co-host Marc Nelson to feel his 6-pack abs.

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Ashley Rivera and Eric Losloso bring home the millions.

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Getting tackled: More fun in the Philippines.

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Ayaw papigil: DJ Tony getting tackled by a warden.

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Robber is traumatized. There’s just too many girls in the game.

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Behind the scenes: Divine Lee, Chariz Solomon, Sheena Halili, Ashley Rivera, Sam Pinto, Sarah Lahbati, and Ryza Cenon pose for a photo.

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Regine Angeles and Jinri Park in a sea of girls.

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Police brutality: fourteen girls vs. one guy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” IN AYALA CINEMAS

 

“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” IN AYALA CINEMAS

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Spider-Man returns to the big screen for the untold story of Peter Parker in Columbia Pictures' new, 3D action-adventure “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves.

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“The Amazing Spider-Man” is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.

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As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to OsCorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Avi Arad, formerly the head of Marvel Studios and now a producer who has shepherded the Spider-Man films from the very beginning, notes, “Spider-Man has filled thousands of pages of comic books with hundreds of stories since he debuted fifty years ago. That’s a deep vein of resources to mine as we look to continue the story of Peter Parker on the screen.”

“Since we were reestablishing Peter Parker, we had to build the audience’s relationship with him from the ground up,” notes director Marc Webb. “In order to do that legitimately, we begin the story with Peter Parker as a seven-year-old boy. We see him before his parents left, before they handed him off to Aunt May and Uncle Ben. This allowed the audience to experience the significant emotional cues in his life.

“This Peter Parker is a little different: he’s still an outsider, but he’s an outsider by choice,” continues Webb. “He has a chip on his shoulder – he’s the kid who rejects people before they can reject him. The humor, the sarcasm, the rebellious streak emanates from that little kid who got left behind so long ago.”

Check out Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com for your all-access pass to exclusive “The Amazing Spiderman” movie events and promos at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, Market!Market!, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall Angeles, Abreeza Davao and Harbor Point Olongapo.

Now open across the Philippines in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D, 2D and regular theaters, “The Amazing Spider-Man” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.