Saturday, December 28, 2013

Patti Austin Live in Manila for the Holidays

Thank you so much Ms. Patti Austin for sharing your time, talent, and big heart to the Filipino people! We deeply appreciate you! 

Press Release:

As Filipinos celebrate the holiday season, it’s time for a fun-filled occasion that warms the heart, fills the soul, and looks forward to a better 2014 for the Philippines.   
                               
Headliner Patti Austin will be joined by some of the Philippines’ most popular performers and a fantastic live band in a concert celebrating the New Year, commemorating the indomitable Filipino spirit, and contributing to a better future.  


Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan for relief efforts.   Patti Austin will personally lead a continuing effort to design and build houses in Tacloban through Habitat For Humanity

The overall tone of the event will be joyous and upbeat, signifying a “Brand New Day” in the Philippines as the country and the world join together in gestures of celebration, goodwill and support.  Patti will perform the hit songs which have made her a huge star in the Philippines and worldwide.

Throughout the evening, pre-recorded messages from international singers and actors of greetings and hope will flow onto the Solaire ballroom’s large screens. 

Also, OPM Icons have pledged their support for the said concert which includes Richard MerkMartin Nievera and Lea Salonga as her special guests during the night at the Solaire.


The promoters and producers are working to arrange for live telecast of portions of the event in the Philippines and countries in adjacent time zones.  Viewers will have the opportunity to join the party via social media, and to contribute to this all-important cause.  

Another fund-raising performance will take place at the Fairmont Raffles Hotel in Makati on December 31, 2013 as Patti Austin celebrates New Year.

Tickets will be marketed and sold through Laurel Media outlets, the Solaire Casino and Resort (for the December 29,  2013 show), Fairmont Raffles Hotel (for the December 31, 2013  show), and thru TicketWorld at 891-9999 and www.ticketworld.com



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Sweet Christmas Story From Red Ribbon

Get kids to watch this video to teach them the importance of sharing and giving, especially this holiday season!

Press Release:

The smell of puto bumbong and bibingka fills the air, with parols lighting every street. Christmas carols are played from house to house and trees are now decorated with ribbons, shiny balls, and lights. There is excitement in every corner, as the most awaited time of the year nears – Christmas is indeed in the air.


While the grown-ups are excited for their coming bonuses, kids are excited for the gifts they are going to receive from their parents, ninongs and ninangs. They long for that moment after Noche Buena, when they are finally allowed to open their presents. Such is the story of a little boy called Emman.

Emman, much like any other kid on Christmas day, was so excited to open his gifts. Finding out he didn’t receive any, he lets out a cry and found himself in a Chocolate Forest. Although thrilled to be in a place where he enjoyed unlimited sweets Emman finds himself lonely and missing his family. He encounters a Chocolate Elf who helps him go back home with his family.

Watch as the Chocolate Elf teaches Emman the values of sharing and giving this Christmas season in Red Ribbon’s short animated film, “Ang Red Ribbon Christmas Story ni Emman”.


See the short film with your family as you enjoy Red Ribbon’s Black Forest Cake this Christmas! Red Ribbon’s Black Forest Cake is also the perfect dessert for the whole family during Noche Buena on Christmas Eve along with other sumptuous dishes prepared by your loved ones.

Now made chocolatier with bigger chocolate shavings, enjoy Red Ribbon’s Black Forest Cake made with moist chocolate cake and layers of cream and cherry filling, topped with chocolates and cherries. Available in all Red Ribbon stores for only P550!

Emman’s whole adventure in the Chocolate Forest can be viewedon Red Ribbon’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/redribbonbakeshopor on their official website www.redribbonbakeshop.com.ph.


Greet your family and friends this Christmas as well with downloadable E-Cards available in www.redribbonbakeshop.com.ph and share with them the story of Emman and the golden lesson he learns from the wonderful characters of the Chocolate Forest.

May the spirit of giving bless us all this Christmas season!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Freeway's Holiday Print Galore

Nice holiday collection from Freeway!

Press Release:

With the party season in full swing, what to wear?  But no worries! Freeway releases yet another visually arresting collection of Moroccan Patterns and Macro Florals!  


If you are up for laid-back catching up with your girlfriends, amp your look with Moroccan patterned pieces! Perfect for the breezy December weather because of its sultry prints intricately put together to highlight feminine silhouettes, this collection comes in pops of fresh colors combined with warm and muted ones creating a balanced modern fun feminine look!  


Macro florals collection boasts solid shades of blue, green, and red flower patterns in crisp, classic, and tailored cuts which show the smart independent woman! The lookbook photos are paired with lovely shoes from So! Fab and Janylin. For more information on these and more collections, visit freewayonline.com.ph. You may also like their Facebook page (facebook.com/freewayonline) or follow @FreewayOnline on Twitter and Instagram 


Friday, December 20, 2013

Keanu Reeves Stars in 47 Ronin

New Keanu Reeves movie!

Press Release:

"47 Ronin" is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch ("The Gift"). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.


From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure "47 Ronin" is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.


"47 Ronin" is released and distributed  by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Have A Merry Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea Christmas

New flavors of Jelly-G! I'd love to try them all soon!

Press Release:

Have yourself a merrier, creamier and healthier holidays with Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea’s drinks – Wintermelon Hazelnut Thai Milk Tea, Choco Strawberry Mallows, and Coffee Salted Caramel.
                 

Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea makes use of natural ingredients that makes them one of the country’s few drink brands that serves authentic flavor from (Thailand) the place where its mix of inspiration came from.  Rich in flavor, Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea uses all natural and freshly tea leaves everyday along with other ingredients such as Arabica Coffee, Pure Australian Milk Chocolate and puree from fresh fruits with its signature grass jelly.
                 
Grab a drink this season in Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea’s branches located at Glorietta4 Food Choices, Market!Market! (3rd Level), Ali Mall (Lower Ground), Festival Mall (3rd Level), Robinson’s Metro East, Sta. Lucia Mall, and Marquee Mall.

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


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Children Who Survived Typhoon Haiyan Need Support to Overcome Trauma and Build Resilience

A salute to UNICEF for its continuous assistance to Filipino children and their families. 

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MANILA, 17 December 2013UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, after a four day visit to the Philippines, said that he was deeply impressed by the spirit of the people and the communities working with the government, United Nations and other partners to rebuild their lives and futures. 


The massive typhoon disrupted the lives of nearly six million children and destroyed the homes of 1.4 million children and their families. 

“While I had followed the reports of progress closely from UNICEF’s New York Headquarters, no statistics can adequately capture the physical and human challenges that remain,” said Lake. “I came here not only to see the progress first-hand, but also to thank our UNICEF staff who have been here from the start and will continue to support the rebuilding effort for the long term.”


UNICEF has mobilized experts from all over the world to support the relief effort, increasing the staff on the ground to over 100 people to coordinate a plan for recovery to strengthen services for children. This will include working with the government and partners in supporting back-to-learning efforts; strengthening the child protection system, working on reestablishing and rehabilitating water systems and the cold chain for delivery of safe vaccines and providing services to children threatened by malnutrition.

The children’s agency helped restore water to the city of Tacloban eight days after the Typhoon struck, and aims to assist in restoring safe water to more than 60 communities.


The Philippine government re-opened schools in the area on December 2, and principals and educators were already working to help children resume learning even in the absence of books and classrooms. All over the islands, communities are working together to clean schools; 193 classroom-sized tents have been erected for close to 20,000 students, and over 50,000 children are benefitting from UNICEF school supplies.

UNICEF is providing child-friendly tents for children and mother-baby tents staffed with trained volunteers are there to help children process the pain of their experiences. UNICEF is also working closely with teachers and administrators to support the challenges of working with children who have suffered great loss.


The children’s agency has trained 44 police and social workers throughout the affected areas to identify children who have been separated from their families and may be in need of special care.

“None of this could have been done without the support UNICEF has received for the Philippines from around the world, especially from individuals and private sector partners through our national committees,” said Lake.

Lake met and spoke with children, teachers and parents at numerous schools, learning spaces, child-friendly tents and vaccination sites in Leyte and Eastern Samar on Saturday and Sunday.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Experience An Unprecedented Kind Of Real In “Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie”

This movie sounds really cool! I'm sure a lot of kids and kids-at-heart would enjoy watching it -- including me! :)

Press Release:

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.  “Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie” is the ultimate immersive, big-screen adventure for families.  You’ll meet dinosaurs more real than you’ve ever seen as you embark on a thrilling prehistoric journey, where Patchi, an underdog dino, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
    
                           
Featuring the voices of Patchi’s heroics and antics resonate in any era, but he is also a product of his times and stomping grounds – the latter part of the Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago in a land we now call Alaska
                                  

Audiences will really get behind Patchi and root for this underdog hero to triumph. The movie points to our continuing fascination, if not obsession with creatures that have been extinct for millions of years.  The T. Rex and the Gorgosaurus are among the most fearsome predators to have ever walked the Earth, but kids (of all ages) can’t get enough of them.  Dinosaurs spark our imaginations as much as any fictional creation does.
                                 
    
“Kids love dinosaurs, and they’re going to love “Walking with Dinosaurs” because it feels so real, has lots of humor and fun,” says John Leguizamo, who voices Alex, a prehistoric parrot who is Patchi’s best pal.  “Plus, they’ll love the camaraderie between Patchi and Alex.”  Dinosaurs combine the best of two worlds: they’re scary, but because dinos haven’t been around for millions of years, they’re non-threatening. 
                   

Co-director Neil Nightingale believes our enduring obsession with them is here to stay.  “Dinosaurs are the most amazing creatures to have ever existed on our planet. In four and a half billion years of Earth’s existence, there have been no creatures that are more dramatic or terrifying.  Dinosaurs fascinate us because they represent a sort of safe danger.  You can be scared of them but not too scared because they are long gone.  They’re not going to come out from under the bed or pounce on you in the dark!  And it is not just dinosaurs we are talking about; it is The Age of Dinosaurs.  It is amazing to know that the world we now live in, the skies above us and the stars we see were once their realm– incredible animals now lost to prehistoric history.”
                  

“In bringing WALKING WITH DINOSAURS to the big screen, we wanted to transport audiences back to a real world, to meet dinosaurs that truly existed and to immerse audiences in that world,” Nightingale continues.  “For a big motion picture experience it’s also vital to have a strong and emotionally engaging story.  So we used what we know about Late Cretaceous Alaskan dinosaurs as inspiration for a fictional, character-driven story we knew would entertain families.” 
                   

In bringing the dinosaurs back to life, the producers have prepared these amazing tutorial videos on How To Draw A Dinosaur: http://youtu.be/IpziKHFm6uc http://youtu.be/Z87S_GsbGOc http://youtu.be/Nn8OZVtCVSg.
                   
Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment present in association with IM Global, a BBC Earth Films and Evergreen Studios Production in association with Animal Logic, “Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie.”
                   
“Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie” is about to revolutionize 2D and 3D experience when it opens in cinemas nationwide on January 8 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Hot New Download: CN Watch and Play

Games and TV shows are way different these days than in past years. Good thing Cartoon Network recognizes that and developed an app that works the way today's kids play!

Press Release:

Christmas might have just come early for kids with the availability of a free new mobile app from the number one kids’ channel, Cartoon Network.  CN Watch and Play, an innovative app that allows kids to watch video from their favorite animation TV series and play games from Cartoon Network’s website at the same time, is now available for iPad users through the App Store.

CN Watch and Play comes loaded with hundreds of clips, including episodes from the network's most popular shows such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, Ben 10 and The Amazing World of Gumball.  Vintage Cartoon Network titles such as Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken and Thundercats also give younger parents a throwback treat.


The app includes a stack of new and exciting games such as Karate Wieners and Primus Overide. Users can collect "DNA" reward points for using the app, which they can use to unlock collectible character cards.

Beyond the rich content, the beauty of the app is in the way it is designed for today’s tech savvy kids.  With a simple rotation of the iPad, users can switch between the Watch and Play tasks – allowing them to instantaneously and interchangeably play an Adventure Time game or watch The Amazing World of Gumball, full-screen.  For families with more than one child, CN Watch and Play’s feature that allows video and games to be played at the same time on one screen transforms the iPad into a “tablet for two” – possibly allowing for a more peaceful gadget-sharing experience for siblings.

CN Watch and Play is currently available in English and through the App Store for iPads (Generation 2 and above), with an Android version also in development. The app requires an internet connection.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cute Takes Centre Stage: The SM Kids’ Fashion Holiday Collection

Moms and dads, here are great choices from our local kids fashion authority as it unveils its latest line of children’s apparel!

Press Release:

Manila, Philippines – Christmas means happenings and what better way to create the biggest one of all, than with the right outfits. SM Kids’ Fashion gives young girls and boys even more options to look their best, no matter the occasion. With themes ranging from crazy graphics to lots of sparkle and sporty get-ups, there’s a whole range of choices in store.

Black and White

Perfect for any occasion, this mix of eye-catching prints emphasizes sophisticated black and white tones for young boys and girls. From houndstooth minis to tribal-print dresses and striped trousers and jackets, the set works well for morning play dates or a grown-up dinner with Mom and Dad.


Royal Tee

Every little girl is a princess, and nothing says it better than this line of cute statement shirts. Adorned with sequins, puff sleeves, and peter-pan collars, these embellished tops go well with jeans or a nice frilly tutu for everyday dress-up.

Tromp ‘O Leil

Everyone loves a good illusion and the boys are taking it home this year. Printed bowties, jackets, and checkered vests stand out against soft cotton tees, along with comfy raglans featuring fun athletic prints for afternoons of rough and tumble activity.


Party Princess

Whether its afternoon tea or a mini-disco party, there’s always something in the closet with this collection. Multi-colored lace dresses come with hints of tulle, huge polka dots, as well as built in belts and maxi lengths for the girl who loves dressing to impress.

Baby’s Big Day

Tiny tots aren’t about to get left out of the high fashion loop. This season, it’s all about mini decorative get-ups ala Great Gatsby, roomy, sporty rompers, decked out pantaloons, and a generous helping of frilly tutus, for the most stylish babies out there.


A Christmas Christening

Baby baptismal wear also gets a refreshing festive update in mini coat and tie sets as well as lacy gowns, perfect for a special day. With subtle hints of glitter and adorable patterns, little ones become the life of the party.

The SM Kids’ Fashion Holiday Collection is currently available at all SM Stores, nationwide.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rex Navarrete @ Solaire Resort & Casino!

I've watched two of Rex's shows in his past visits to the Philippines and he is hilarious! Read my past posts about him here. Take the opportunity this coming Sunday to catch him live and donate to Yolanda victims as well!

Press Release:

Fil-Am Rex Navarrete, the 2011 Aliw Awardee for Comedy is back in Manila for a special one night only show!

Navarrete started doing comedy at the age of 19. His portrayals, which ranged from his ESL teacher Mrs. Scott to his Uncle Boy and to Maritess the domestic worker gave him the voice to air his thoughts on issues and speak about things that otherwise wouldn’t be mentioned.


Navarrete gathers all of his material from what he calls “real Rex moments,” reality and shared life experiences. “I think everything has humor; you will always find humor. I don’t always make stuff up. Even though most of my material is geared for a Filipino audience, if you’re smart enough you’ll understand the universality of it”, he explains.

He travels all over North America, touring cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii doing his one-man show. He has brought his act to the peoples of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His next plan of attack is to perform in the United Kingdom, where fans eagerly await his arrival. Navarrete has performed alongside notable headliners such as George Lopez, DL Hughley, Paul Mooney, among others.

He has released several comedy CDs and produced, directed and released live standup DVD concerts. Navarrete’s fourth live comedy album, “Live at Cobb’s” is available on iTunes worldwide, as well as the reissue of his original three CDs in digital download format.

Catch Rex Navarrete live at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort & Casino on Saturday, December 21. Opening the show will be Mike Unson.

Tickets start at P750 and are only available at Ticketworld outlets and www.ticketworld.com.ph

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

The event is co-presented by Solaire Resort & Casino and Fox International Channel. Sponsors include GRNMNGO, Bono Artisanal Gelato, Neutral Grounds, Don Papa Rum, Radio High 105.9 and 99.5 Play FM.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wafu Japanese Style Dining Now Offers Bento Sets!

I've eaten at WAFU recently and loved their 12-Course Teppanyaki Omakase buffet. It's offered at 50% off, by the way, until December 30. Meanwhile, I'd love to also try these Bento Sets soon!

Press Release:

WAFU Japanese Style Dining is the newest Japanese restaurant at the Greenhills Commercial Center. Since it opened in September last year, it has gained a loyal clientele for its delicious offerings, personalized service and up-to-date ambience. 


The main ground floor dining area has a separate sushi bar and sake bar, while the second floor features a Teppanyaki grill dining section where you can enjoy steak, Wagyu, fresh and live seafood with your favorite sake. The mezzanine also has function rooms for business meetings and other private functions for larger groups.


WAFU now offers their WAFU Bento Sets at much more affordable prices. Their P 570 is now priced at P 380 and their bento sets originally priced at P 720 are now P 480 only. Customers have over 20 varieties of Bento Sets to choose from.  Have a taste of Japan with the WAFU Bento Sets.


Like WAFU Greenhills on Facebook and Follow @WAFUgreenhills on Twitter and Instagram.

Wafu is located at Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan City. For more information, call 570-3242.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All Star Benefit Concert for Yolanda Victims in Ontario, California on December 21, 2013

For those who live in, or near, Ontario, California, please read to know how you can continue to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Thank you so much to the artists who are selflessly sharing their time and talents!

Press Release:

A benefit concert for the rehabilitation of Typhoon Yolanda victims is slated to take place on December 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Citizen's Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California.

Dubbed "Philippines Relief Concert: All Star Charity Show," the concert was the fruit of a conversation between Mr. John Gummoe of the Cascades, and Mr. Danee Samonte of Steve O' Neal productions. Both Mr.Gummoe and Mr. Samonte had heard about the desperate situation of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, and wanted to come up with a fundraising event. American musical artists, most of whom have performed in the Philippines, heard about the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan. They immediately wanted to get involved in this concert that would help raise funds for rehabilitation efforts.


More than 10 classic artists are set to perform on December 21. Among them -- John Ford Coley, John Claude Gummoe of the Cascades, Rex Smith, Ron Dante (the original lead singer of The Archies), Bobby Hendricks (from the original Drifters), Kyle Vincent, Frank Stallone, Classics UV, Dick and Dee Dee, Chris Montez, The World Famous Platters, Dennis Tufano (the original lead singer of The Buckinghams), and Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods, and a special appearance by the "The Hitman" David Foster.

"Our audience can expect a night of great music and charity. We will walk down memory lane by listening to the greatest hits of these artists," says Eugene Flores of All Access Concerts. "We can also enjoy the show knowing that with each ticket bought, 100% of the proceeds will have a direct effect on rebuilding the lives of the victims of typhoon Yolanda."

"Asian Journal and Balikbayan magazine is of course very proud to be part of this fundraising concert," publisher Roger Oriel said. "It has always been the aim of our publication to help uplift the Philippines, and this is another avenue by which we can channel our resources towards alleviating a very dire situation."

Proceeds of the concert will be coursed through Habitat for Humanity Philippines' Rebuild Philippines program and ABS-CBN foundation international.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Colonics: Key To Better Health And Fit Body

Discover the benefits of colonics and see if this treatment is for you!

Press Release:

Good health and vitality.

For most of us, there is still an endless search for that “magic pill” which can make all our health and beauty concerns go away. However, it doesn’t exist, but the modern medicine has come a long way that it has developed and found many great innovations that can help us aid our health and beauty woes.


Over the last decade, a lot of us were clueless about the functions of colon and what it does to the body. The colon is an organ that plays a very important role in the functions and effectiveness of many other organs.  It is a section of the large intestine that extends from the cecum to the rectum.  It is responsible for the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the foods that we eat. Finally, the colon is the main organ that manages the waste production and disposal in the body.

Several studies reveal within the United States alone, at least 90 percent of diseases are directly or indirectly associated with unhealthy colon. Aside from these health issues, an unhealthy colon prevents our body to absorb the minerals and nutrients that we need.

But when we flush out the toxins from our body, everything improves — we feel and think better, our skin glows, and excess weight drops off.  If you want to get fit and healthy, colonics is one applicable way to do it.


Guided by the philosophy that holistic health is a harmonious combination of medical science, creativity and aesthetic sense, The Zen Institute employs a process that is done with the use of the top of the line hydrotherapy machine and licensed doctors. It veers away with the pressures that necessitate the use of invasive and potentially traumatic shortcuts.  Colonics is a process by which the wastes in the body are being removed through a cleansing procedure. A speculum tube (as tiny as .5cm) will be placed into the rectum of the patient, flushing out the wastes of the colon with warm water. This process is what we call as peristalsis, which pushes the feces out through the hose. These wastes include built-up toxins and excretory material that adheres to the walls of the colon.

Many factors are contributing to the accumulation of these wastes. The most common are stress, unhealthy lifestyle and diet, processed meat consumption, refined carbohydrates and sugar, low intake of water, high alcohol and caffeine consumption, and carbonated drinks. With Colonics, these wastes can be removed with continuous session, which maintains the nutrient absorption of the body and enhances the digestion.


The therapy usually lasts from 50 up to 60 minutes. During the therapy, the patient might experience abdominal pain. This is typical because the wastes from the body are being removed from the colon. In some cases, after a session, the patient will excrete the toxins from the body, making him want to go to the bathroom.

At Zen Institute, colonics is also utilized for weight management by giving the colon a coffee cocktail that can enhance faster metabolism but will also improve better absorption of the nutrients needed by the body. With this latest technique done at least twice a month, a person is guaranteed to lose 20lbs in 21 days. Some vegetable pills are prescribed to keep the ‘flora and fauna’ of the colon. Having regular colonics session is recommended for a healthier lifestyle. Also, drinking a lot of water while undergoing the session is needed to prevent dehydration.

Colonics should be employed at least four times a year to facilitate the accumulation of the toxins in the body, however, it can be done weekly specially by those who don’t eat much vegetables, drink alcohol a lot, and have unhealthy diet and lifestyle. A patient who has undergone colonics should maintain a good and healthy diet as this encourages the growth of good bacteria in the body. This will also boost the immune system.


Colonics also reduces constipation, which causes the slow digestive movement of the body. Because the procedure releases toxins, the body will be replenished because it regenerates energy. Those who have undergone this say that they have better blood circulation, restful sleep, and a boost in energy. Cleansing the colon also contributes to an individual’s well being and cognitive response. Weight loss can also be contributed to those taking the treatment because it enhances the metabolism of an individual.

Though colonics is now a popular way of detoxification, certain people should not have the procedure, including those who have intestinal problems such as Crohn’s Disease, blood vessel disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, gastrointestinal cancer, intestinal tumors and ulcerative colitis. Those who have recent colon surgery should also consult a doctor before having the treatment.

Other than detoxification, colonics hydrotherapy is used for rejuvenation by replenishing the lost electrolytes and minerals being infused in the solution pumped through the tubes and being absorbed by the colon.


Get your Colonics program now at The Zen Institute, Ground Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (856-2027), with branches at 69 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (441-1712; 412-2528), and at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Maharlika Highway, Barangay 2, Sto. Tomas, Batangas (+43) 778-4811).

For more information about The Zen Institute and Colonics, visit http://www.thezeninstitute.com or like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ZenMedicalSpa


Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Nut Job in 3D: No Nuts, No Glory!

This sounds like a funny movie with an interesting plot! 

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Surly, a mischievous squirrel and his sidekick Buddy have recently been banished from their city park dwelling by the animals in the community. A freak explosion during another one of Surly’s nut stealing schemes has left the whole park without food for the coming winter, and they’re had it with his antics. 


Now he and Buddy find themselves on the outskirts of the park in the unfamiliar and unforgiving streets of the city forced to fend for themselves -- all while the impending winter rapidly approaches.


After a close call with a gang of sewer rats Surly and Buddy stumble upon Maury’s Nut Store, a place that could have them eating like kings if they can only get past a group of small time crooks who own the place and brutish guard dog named Precious.


Keeping in mind his former friends are also scavenging for food, Surly devises an elaborate, highly coordinated effort to break into the store, liberate the rations, and get back in the good graces of his former neighbourhood. But after ruining the town’s original savings, can Surly be trusted? Will Surly’s plan succeed, or will it keep him relegated to the depths of the concrete jungle forever?


The Nut Job is released and distributed by Captive Cinema to be shown in Philippine cinemas in January 2014!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Nickelodeon’s SHARElebration Spreads The Love To Super Typhoon Survivors

For moms and dads looking for kiddie activities this weekend, here's one for a good cause!

Press Release:

There’s no better season than Christmas, the most magical time of year, for kids to let their imagination run free and dreams soar high. This year, youngsters can live out their fantasies with the added bonus of sharing their blessings to those in need at Nickelodeon’s SHARElebration.

To be held on December 7 from 2 to 6 PM at SM Mall of Asia’s Music Hall, the special shindig gives kids a chance to experience another dimension to the holiday season as they transform into Santa’s hardworking elves.


Like the iconic little helpers, kids will put their creative skills to use as they assemble toys and design shirts in the merriest way possible. Stamped with a personal touch by the maker, these handmade gifts will then be delivered to some of the most deserving kids -- the young survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

In true Nick fashion, SHARElebrants will also enjoy holiday-themed games and booth activities featuring beloved Nick characters. Bringing an even more festive mood to the event are rocking performances, wonderful prizes, and of course, exclusive meet-and-greets with everyone’s favorite Nick pals.

To earn a spot in this year’s most exciting charitable Christmas event, kids just have to bring a donation -- whether they’re clothes, toys, canned goods, drinking water, medicine, etc. -- in any number they can.

A grand celebration that takes gift-giving to a personal, much more heartfelt level, SHARElebration is the kind of holiday family experience that kids and their parents will cherish and learn from for years to come.

Spread the yuletide cheer to those who need it most and bring back smiles and laughter to typhoon survivors at Nickelodeon’s SHARElebration!

Nickelodeon SHARElebration is presented by Alaska Choco and Toy Kingdom. Co-sponsored by Jack n’ Jill Knots, Kinder Joy, Ocean Adventure in Subic Bay, and Propan TLC. Official Venue by SM Mall of Asia.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Arts of Generation - Story of Legacy and Creativity at Greenfield District

For those who appreciate art and nature, here's a great venue to do both!

Press Release:

For property developers, there can be no greater legacy to secure than successfully nurturing ideas into vibrant landscapes where people and lifestyles thrive in progress.

This December 7 and 8, Greenfield District Corporation invites you to celebrate a legacy of building innovative communities for the next generation as it hosts Art for Generations, a two-day art fair staged that honors creativity that transcends generations. 


Enjoy a weekend of artistic genius to jumpstart the Yuletide season top-billed by a one-of-a-kind art market featuring masterpieces of prominent local artists as well as outdoor art film screenings and insightful art appreciation talks that weave cultures, beliefs, and innovative thinking all together. 

Event venue: Central Park, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Brighten Up Baby’s I.Q. and Smile with Tiny Buds Tiny Chewbrush

Wow! Maintaining great teeth is related to I.Q.?! Mommies and daddies, read this!!!

Press Release:

A child’s smile may be a small gesture, but for parents, it’s a joy to behold – truly a milestone worth a thousand photographs.  There’s absolutely nothing quite like it, as a mere sight of their little one’s innocent smile gives Mom and Dad that ecstatic natural high. And to keep babies’ developing teeth white and healthy, parents must be extra patient in teaching early brushing habits, not to mention very careful in choosing the best toothcare products for their precious tots.  Especially now that a recent clinical study by Dr. Frank Lawlis, the supervisory psychologist of American Mensa (a society for people with high intelligence), revealed a strong link between well-protected pearly whites to increased display of I.Q. performance.    


Tiny Buds, a leading Natural Baby Products brand, gives that much needed nurturing to baby’s first teeth while also aiding early I.Q. formation with a revolutionary brushing aid, the Tiny Chewbrush.  

The Tiny Chewbrush, which is best for babies 3 months up to 5 years old, works wonders on babies in two ways. First, by providing the gentlest 360-degree care and massage to developing teeth and gums through efficiently “cleaning by chewing.” The second vital component of this clever oral cleaning aid, meanwhile, enhances the “chewing” motion – the activity which, according to Dr. Lawlis’ findings, stimulates the saliva production in the mouth which in turn increases the immune system in baby’s oral health as well as elevate the baby’s I.Q. level.

This astonishing research by Dr. Lawlis also showed that the chewing movement aids blood circulation in the brain that can increase memory and decrease anxiety. In the process, it helps establish healthy breathing patterns – said to be also linked to the production of high balances of some hormones related to better metabolism.


Apart from its remarkable durability, the Chewbrush’s design outperforms the regular toothbrush as it is “very baby-friendly.”  Made of soft and flexible with 100% premium liquid silicon rubber, its unique grip holes allow parents’ desired grip control, thus they can gently clean the teeth with no worries of overbrushing, accidental slips nor poking that might harm the little one’s developing gums. The handle’s highly bendable feature is guaranteed totally safe for kids’ tiny palm and fingers as well, thus using Tiny Chewbrush encourages independence among older babies as they get to have fun while learning oral hygiene on their own.  

And while the Chewbrush merits Moms’ and their kids’ seal of approval, the delightful brushing experience does not end there yet, as Tiny Buds also offers another gentle tooth care aid to keep those cute pearly whites beaming at their healthiest:  the Tiny Fangs Toothgel.

Unlike other dental care products, Tiny Fangs Toothgel is non-foaming, non-fluoride, and xylitol-based. Moms will also be extra delighted to know that this yummy Tooth Gel is paraben-free and does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a caustic ingredient found in detergents and is said to cause potetial harm to the mucous membrane of the babies.


Mildly formulated with all-natural ingredients,  Tiny Fangs Stage 1 Tooth Gel, which comes in a delicious Strawberry Banana flavor,  is ideally best for babies six to 24 months old who are about to grow their first teeth.  On the other hand, for older toddlers aged 3 to 10 years old, the Tiny Fangs Stage 2 Tooth Gel is the best choice. As a preparatory toothgel for kids to adult toothpaste, it has a low-foam formula and mild minty taste. It comes in a refreshing Tutti Frutti flavor and is also SLS-free and non-Paraben product.

Together with Tiny Chewbrush, getting kids into early toothbrush habit becomes fun and very hassle-free.

Delight in the benefits of healthy oral hygiene of your precious little ones now with Tiny Buds Tiny Chewbrush and Tiny Fangs Tooth Gel. Both products are available at Watsons, Mercury Drugstores, Baby Co., Rustan’s Department Store, Rustan’s Supermarket, Shopwise Supermarket, among others.  For inquiries and more product and activity updates, visit Tiny Buds’ official website www.tinybudsbaby.com or its Facebook page (http://facebook.com/tinybuds)


Monday, December 2, 2013

Shop Guam Festival Begins November 29, 2013

Visiting Guam this Christmas season? Make sure you join the festival!

Press Release:

The biggest shopping event in the Western Pacific — the Shop Guam Festival — returned last November 29, 2013. This annual event is a colossal array of retail, dining and entertainment incentives packed into 38 days of festivities featuring fashion shows, in-store events, culinary celebrations and cultural activities — all carefully crafted for visitors to experience Guam’s tax-free shopping and paradise island activities.


Shop Guam Festival 2013 opened the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, the day that is known in the United States as “Black Friday” and is considered the start of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is the perfect day for Guam businesses to showcase their best offerings for incredible savings and value to visitors who will be shopping for all their favorite luxury and American brands.

This year, Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has developed print and mobile Shop Guam Festival guides in eight languages. The guides are free and are filled with information on participating vendors, exclusive offers and events that will be showcased during the festival. Over 160 exclusive offers can be found in the Shop Guam Festival guide.


The Shop Guam Festival began in 2012 as a global social media marketing campaign by GVB that aimed to create an interactive shopping experience highlighting Guam as a modern, fashionable and diverse destination to shop. The campaign was tremendously successful for the Bureau and generated a total of $8.4M of media exposure and coverage in 120 days. Building upon this global success, GVB is looking to further expand this year’s program and generate more diverse partnerships with travel agents and airlines to develop Guam shopping packages.

"The best way to take advantage of the shopping incentives and events that are part of our campaign is through the Shop Guam app, a first of its kind for our island," said GVB General Manager Karl Pangelinan. "We invite our local residents and visitors to download this free mobile guide on their iPhone or Android phones so they can use it to find exclusive deals and offerings throughout the holiday season."


"Retail trade is one of the most important tourism attractions and economic stimulators for Guam," Pangelinan said. "It employs thousands of Guamanians and offers opportunities for a better way of life. The Shop Guam Festival is a GVB signature event that seeks to position Guam as a world-class shopping destination, offering luxury to value deals, and showcases the unique Håfa Adai spirit and the ingenuity of our people's cultural crafts."


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Activities at Solaire Resort

Celebrate the happiest season of the year at Solaire Resort! Here are their schedule of activities:


Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 2 at 5:30PM

B2B Throwback 80s with Wang Chung and Naked Eyes on Dec. 5

Air Supply Encore on Dec. 11

Musical Fountain Show, Christmas Chorale, and Meet and Greet Santa on Dec. 20 - 25

Rex Navarette Comedy Show on Dec. 21

New Year Countdown Party on Dec. 31

For reservations and more info, please call 888-8888 or log on to solaireresort.com/reservations


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Eat Happily and Healthfully this Christmas Season with Dole Tropical Fruit Cocktail!

Ring in a healthy holiday! There is always a better way to do things! Read on ...

Press Release:

It’s that time of year again when invitations for reunions, gatherings and parties keep coming left and right. As Filipinos love indulging in good food, there’s always that holiday exception of eating nonstop and just resolving to go on a diet when all the celebrations are over.

However, come January, people lose time, energy and interest to go on a diet and to work out. As a result, the holidays inevitably add pounds on us year after year, and we blame everything on how irresistible food is.

This year perhaps is the best time to try something different. There’s always a better way to do things, and in this case, there’s a nutritious and less sinful way. This could be done, believe it or not, through making smarter choices and not depriving ourselves of all the goodness laid out on the buffet table.


For starters, because we just can’t fully enjoy a meal without rice, it’s ideal to substitute white rice with brown rice. A study showed that eating five servings of white rice per week increased the risk of diabetes. On the other hand, brown rice is fibrous and contains magnesium, manganese, zinc and Vitamin E. The same study found that replacing white rice with brown lowered diabetic risks.

Another way is to choose dishes and desserts that have nutritional benefits. A choice dessert idea is Dole Tropical Fruit Cocktail. This is the perfect combatant in fighting off the anxieties of weight gain this season. Plus, the holiday staple fruit salad could be easily and conveniently mixed up with the availability and the preparation ease that the Dole Tropical Fruit Cocktail provides.

Made from all natural, sun-ripened fruits like papaya, pineapple, nata de coco and cherries, Dole Tropical Fruit Cocktail is rich in Vitamin C. Thus, it helps strengthen the immune system and is a good source of antioxidant. This delectable bowl of mixed fruits gives energy, equipping you to enjoy celebrations all the more.

Just because it is the season to be jolly means that it’s also the season to excusably gain weight. Maybe Christmas will be merrier if we welcome the next year without dreading the strict diet that we initially planned.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Enrique Gil Dances His Way To The Top With His First Concert Exclusive on SKYcable PAY-PER-VIEW

Heads up Enrique Gil fans! You can still get to see his concert live even without going to Araneta tomorrow night!

Press Release:

One of the country’s brightest stars is set to dance his way towards your TV sets as SKYcable PAY-PER-VIEW exclusively brings you “King of the GilEnrique Gil: The Concert at The Big Dome, live and commercial-free this Friday, November 29, at 8PM.

Following his successful teleserye projects in the past years, Enrique is now hitting the big stage to bust out his famous dance moves for a one-of-a-kind dance concert for his die-hard fans to the live DJ set-up of DJ Buddha, and live keyboard by Louie Ocampo.


Also joining the ‘King of Dougie’ in the dance floor are Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, Jhong Hilario, Vhong Navarro, Gloc 9, Rayver Cruz, Aaron Villaflor, Kim Chiu, Martin del Rosario, Arjo Atayde, Ejay Falcon, G-Force, and the Streetboys.

Watch the biggest dance party of the year with your family and friends, at the comforts of your home, on SKYcable for only P299.

Never miss out on the hottest concerts and sporting events, here and abroad, and be one of the first to experience it as SKYcable PAY-PER-VIEW brings them straight to your TV sets.

Enjoy this special viewing experience and take your family’s home entertainment to another level as SKYcable, the country’s largest cable TV provider and pioneer in HD cable TV, continues to innovate to bring you only the best in cable TV entertainment.

To subscribe to Enrique Gil’s concert on SKYcable PAY-PER-VIEW, call 381-0000 or visit www.mysky.com.ph. You may also call or visit any SKYcable local branch office nearest you.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chris Pine is Going Up Against Mother Russia in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”

I loved Harrison Ford as the original Jack Ryan but I would like to see Chris Pine take over the role. Looking forward to watching this movie early next year!

Press Release:

Based on a script by Adam Cozad and David Koepp and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan : Shadow Recruit takes us back to the earliest years of the titular character’s career in the CIA, working for the Financial Intelligence Unit.


Working undercover in Mocow for a company owned by a mysterious billionaire (Branagh), Jack (Chris Pine)  discovers a terrorist plot that would shut down the entire United States economy. Working with his handler (Kevin Costner) , the hero must work to save millions of lives from an incredible threat. The movie also stars Keira Knightley, Nonso Anozie, and David Paymer.


Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is scheduled to hit theatres January 2014, released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.


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