Monday, April 28, 2014

Solo’s His & Hers Graphic Tee Design Winners x Call to Join

Love the winning designs! Filipinos are really, really creative! If you have artistic talents yourself, try your hand at Solo's latest design contest! Who knows, yours would be the one I'll be blogging about next year! :)

Press Release:

They are here! The winning tees of Solo's His and Hers Graphic Tee Design Contest are out! It was no surprise when the recently held His & Hers Graphic Tee Design competition last November themed "Musika" received over creative 200 entries.

Solo is psyched to present the 5 winning entries and its creators! Eargasm by Gino Jardinico featuring earphones dancing to good music, equally interesting guitar graphic by Randy Pagatpatan named Gitarista,  Musikang Pinoy by Jennieca Paulene Dayrit taking us to the early meaningful years of pinoy music, all about a man and a woman’s music diversity design Rock My World, Hear My Heartbeat by John Theli Bien and Music Love and Astronauts by Vincent Mark Baquiran a vivid illustration of astronaut lovers keeping in touch through music! 

Inspired? You can be Solo's next His and Hers Graphic Tee Design Contest winner! Showoff your creativity this year with the Theme Pinoy Prints and Patterns! Submission of entries is from May 1 to June 15, 2014!  So what are you waiting for?  Turn those ideas into an actual wearable tees by being one of the 3 winners of the next His & Hers Graphic Tee Design Competition! 

Learn more about His & Hers Graphic Tee Design Competition mechanics and rules at Like their Facebook page You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @MySoloOnline. Do shop Online, the current winning tees are available there too, it's easy and reliable!   

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Let’s Don the Twists: Get Summer-Ready Looks with Butterfly Twists’ Newest Collection

I love Butterfly Twists for several reasons. You can read them all in my other blog. Get excited ladies 'coz there are new designs to choose from that are perfect for summer!  

Press Release:

A perfect mix of style, class, and comfort, British brand Butterfly Twists is quickly becoming the modern Filipina’s shoe of choice.

With a wide array of fashionable folding footwear, girls on the go favor this alternative to heels for use on various occasions.

Lara and Lily
Whether it’s for partying, traveling, driving, or commuting on a daily basis, you can surely find a stylish pair that fits your personality and lifestyle.

This summer, Butterfly Twists brings you even more unique designs to choose from with their newest Spring/Summer ’14 Collection. Boasting an interesting mix of folding ballet pumps, boots, and flip-flops, this collection is definitely a big step forward for the UK-based shoe brand.

Claire and Gwyneth
Cool and effortless designs like Kate with its metallic cap toe, Emily and Claire with their transparent body, and Gwyneth with its suede finish, are perfect for the carefree trendsetter. 

Diana and Eve
More adventurous girls will love Diana, Eve, and Leah with their interesting prints, and Alexandra with its edgy yet sophisticated quilted finish and gold studs.

Leah and Alexandra
Classic and dainty options are also available, including the peep-toe ballet pumps Heather, and lace-lined Valerie. Jacqui, the most in-demand and iconic Butterfly Twists pair, features the Union Jack flag which will surely make you standout.

Heather and Millie
They say a good pair of shoes will bring you places. These and other designs will be available in all Butterfly Twists stores and kiosks, just in time for your summer adventures.


About Butterfly Twists

Butterfly Twists collection of folding shoes and folding boots are redefining style, comfort and fashion. We have a wide selection of affordable and practical ballet pumps that can be worn for everyday use and are perfect for almost any occasion from driving to clubbing and shopping to traveling. All of our ballet pumps and boots designs are innovative and include different colors and styles making sure that your foldable shoes always stand out from the crowd. For more information, visit and @BTwistsPH on Twitter.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mega Family Event to be Held In May -- Register Early!

Moms and dads! Here's another nice event for the whole family. Register early though! Read below, why :)

Press Release:

Outbox Media Production Agency, in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Philippine Pediatrics Society, will hold the 5th annual Baby Blast on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City.

Baby Blast “fun-o-lympics” seeks to spread awareness of Early Head Start (EHS) education, a comprehensive infant and toddler development program, using various games and activities for the entire family.

The event will also feature EHS experts who will give talks on parenting, health, and early education. 

“Enjoyable and unforced learning is critical in laying down the foundation for holistic development. Since 2010 we’ve been using Baby Blast as a platform to promote parent-child bonding, especially to families with children below three years old,” said Outbox Media Production Agency managing director Rossel Velasco Taberna.

Registration started on Thursday, April 10. Admission is free and the first 200 families to register will get a free loot bag.

For more details, log on to or

Friday, April 25, 2014

‘Viber Out’ Comes to Windows Phone 8 as Viber Continues to Focus on Cross-Platform Support

I've been using Viber with my Windows Phone for a couple of years now so I am particularly very glad about this update, especially when I've upgraded to a WP8 late last year. Read a past review I did about being a satisfied Viber user here.

Press Release:

Viber, ( the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, announced today the release of Viber 4.1 for Windows Phone 8 bringing “Viber Out” calls to the platform for the first time. Now Viber users on Windows Phone 8 can make affordable calls to their friends and contacts who have landlines or phones that don’t have Viber. Additionally, the update brings several key Viber features to the mobile Microsoft platform.

Viber has pursued a consistent strategy of supporting as many platforms as possible in order to expand the potential user base its users can contact, strengthening the capability of the platform. Viber allows users to communicate with almost any of their friends or contacts regardless of which platform they use. Now, with the addition of “Viber Out,” Windows Phone 8 users will be able to call any phone number with Viber.

“Viber Out has been a game changer for our users and allows them to rely on Viber for all their communication needs. With the addition of this critical feature to our Windows Phone 8 version, we are ensuring that the complete Viber experience is available on as many platforms as possible. This focus on cross-platform support is one of our most important commitments to our users,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber.

The release also includes multiple feature updates that expand the functionality of the app, including:

·  Sending video messages

·  Sending multiple photos at the same time

·  Hands-free Bluetooth support

About Viber:

Viber is developed by Viber Media, a pioneering mobile messaging and VoIP company. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. Viber is available for iPhone®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone, Blackberry®, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With over 300 million users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Viber Releases New Design for iPhone and Comes to Blackberry 10 for the First Time

Popular messaging and voice app Viber unveils Version 4.2 for iPhone with a redesigned look, a bevy of feature updates, and long awaited BlackBerry 10 app!

Press Release:

Viber, ( the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, announced today the release of its redesigned iPhone app that is designed for iOS 7, bringing multiple enhancements to iPhone users.  The company has simultaneously released a new mobile app for BlackBerry 10, bringing Viber to BlackBerry’s latest OS with many of the most popular Viber features for the first time.

“Viber has been redesigned from the start for simplicity and ease of use. For our iPhone release we took our cue from the clean, flat look of iOS 7, we wanted Viber to feel like a completely seamless part of the device,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “Our BlackBerry 10 app is a beautiful twist on our design delivering the most up to date experience for our users.”

Both the iPhone and BlackBerry apps have been enhanced with powerful new features that expand the functionality of the platform. Importantly, Viber 4.2 for iPhone allows users to send multiple photos and videos at the same time and create a block list of unwanted numbers or contacts.

Additional iPhone updates include:
Send longer video messages
Show status when a user “is typing on" Android Tablet, Linux, Mac, PC or Windows 8 
Bug fixes

Top amongst the BlackBerry 10 features are Viber Out and the Viber Sticker Market, which provide users with ways to use the platform, communicate with their friends, and have fun in the process. 
In addition, the version features a host of classic features that BlackBerry 10 users have been waiting for: 

Text with your friends in one-on-one and group conversations
Make free calls with HD sound quality 
Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, stickers and emoticons
Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a message or call, even when Viber is off
Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows and Mac 
Translated into 34 languages 

About Viber:

Viber is a pioneering mobile messaging, voice and video service. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. With Viber Out, users can make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. Viber is available for iPhone®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone, BlackBerry®, Blackberry® 10, Windows®, Windows 8®, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With over 300 million users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features. Viber is a Rakuten Group company.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

That Thing That Made Female Police Officers Cry

I am posting this story because it made me smile. It's nice to be reading something like this that gives off good vibes especially to moms like me who knows how hard it is to do an honest day's work for the sake of one's family. And on their part, for the sake of their fellowmen as well. Kudos to these four lady officers and to SM for recognizing their efforts with more than just a thank you! 

Press Release:

They put their lives on the line, setting aside all personal concerns when duty calls. They are as tough as any of their male counterparts. But when the management of SM pledged to give them free groceries every month for one year, they couldn’t contain their emotions and broke down in front of several people, including fellow officers, mall executives and some members of the media.

All four recipients – PO1 Juliet Macababbad, PO1 Delia Langpawen, PO1 Maricel Rueco, and PO1 Mercelina Bantiyag – were the brave women who were the first to respond when the Martilyo Gang hit SM Mall of Asia recently. The most senior of the group, Macababbad, was the one who exchanged shots with one of the gangmen. Langpawen served as backup, while Rueco and Bantiyag made sure civilians were brought to safety.

It was the first encounter for all four lady officers after being in the service for only a little over two years. Days after the incident, they admitted to still feeling the heebie-jeebies. Who would not? Aside from their own lives, hundreds of innocent lives were also in danger at that time. Sometimes, they would find themselves staring blankly during meals.

Would they do it again? Yes, they said, without thinking twice. These are the types of public servants we want protecting us in times of danger. 

That’s probably why the SM management felt they needed to give them more than just certificates of recognition. These lady officers need a break from the regular routine of doing their personal groceries, and SM’s yearlong gift is definitely a welcome one.

Some of you may say, “groceries lang?” But for these modern heroes, the groceries will come a long way. They were not expecting this kind of display of gratitude from anyone anyway as they were just doing their duty. Be that as it may, gestures of gratitude that private companies like SM give can definitely help boost the morale of uniformed men and women.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Triple Fret at Trattoria Poggio Antico on April 26

Be impressed at the musical talents of these three beautiful ladies! See them perform on the 26th!

Press Release:

Triple Fret, the only all-female guitar trio of its kind in the Philippines, will have a mini gig on April 26, 7 PM at Trattoria Poggio Antico in Bonifacio Global City.  There is no cover charge. 

Triple Fret is an all-women classical-contemporary guitar trio that has captivated the hearts of music lovers all over the Philippines with their refreshing brand of music, performance, and love for the classical guitar. Its members, namely Marga Abejo, Jenny de Vera, and Iqui Vinculado, received formal training from premiere music schools of the country, University of the Philippines College of Music and the University Of Santo Tomas Conservatory Of Music

Their group has been sharing music in various prestigious gatherings such as the 3rd International Guitar Festival and the Philippine Pasinaya Festival both held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the 1st Philippine International Jazz and Blues Festival and the 2013 Fete de la Musique Manila. The trio will also be playing in the Berta Rojas concert in Manila, along with the country’s most internationally awarded Classical guitarist, Ramoncito Carpio.

The Berta Rojas Concert, the classical guitar event of the year, is co-presented by iPav and BPI Cards in cooperation with the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, Inc. BPI Express credit and prepaid cardholders are entitled to a 15% discount from TicketWorld outlets.

This event is organized by Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc. (iPav), a multi-media arts company that focuses on promoting Filipino Classical Musicians, to advertise the Berta Rojas Concert in Manila and in Cebu on May 15 and 17, respectively. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Have a Rockin’ Summer at Cartoon Network Toonfest on May 3, 2014!

Mark your calendars moms and dads! Cartoon Network throws the first ever toon festival in Manila for kids on May 3 at BGC!

Press Release: 

This vacay, go cray-cray as Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in the Philippines, ushers in the summer fun with TOONFEST! It’s the biggest summer toon festival to ever hit Manila, a FREE-admission event open to kids of all ages happening at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City on Saturday, May 3. Gates open at 4 PM.

Expect an outdoor festival of fun at Toonfest where kids can shake it up with their favorite Cartoon Network stars from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Amazing World of Gumball, Ben 10: Omniverse, Steven Universe and many more. 

Packed with CN-goodness, sing-along to live musical acts performing your favorite CN theme songs. Experience a different kind of buzz with some exciting games and fun activity booths. Plus, Toonfesters will also get a chance to take home some totally awesome prizes. 

But the ultimate-treat: an exclusive outdoor screening of CN’s newest show, Uncle Grandpa, which debuts on the channel on May 5, 6PM during Funday Mondays

Don’t miss out on the FUN! For more details on Cartoon Network Toonfest 2014, exclusive downloadables, online games and other news, visit and like Cartoon Network Asia’s Facebook page on

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

64th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards Now Accepting Entries, Facilitates Submission

Heads up Filipino writers! 

Press Release:

Now on its 64th year, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (the Palanca Awards), the most prestigious and longest-running literary competition in the Philippines, is now accepting entries for its annual literary tilt.

This year, the Palanca Awards has enhanced its submission system to facilitate the submission of entries, particularly for aspiring and professional literary artists who wish to join the competition but are based in the provinces or overseas. Contestants will no longer be required to submit hard copies of entries, which saves on printing and courier service costs.

Online submission to the 64th Palanca Awards may be done through the official website,, where the contest documents may be downloaded. The accomplished forms and entries may then be uploaded and submitted through the website. To complete the submission process, hard copies of the notarized contest documents must be submitted to any of the following addresses: (1) Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City; or (2) Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. The contest rules are also posted on the Palanca Awards Facebook page at

Organized and sponsored by the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., the 64th Palanca Awards is accepting entries in the following categories:

English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;
Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tula para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, at Dulang Pampelikula;
Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Iluko.

In addition, the Palanca Awards welcomes submissions for the Kabataan Division, which specifically caters to young writers below 18 years old as of 30 April 2014. This year’s Kabataan Division theme is, “How can the youth help in natural disaster preparedness in the country?” for the English category and “Paano makatutulong ang mga kabataan sa paghahanda ng bayan para sa mga kalamidad?” for the Filipino category.

Notably, as the Novel and Nobela categories are only accepting entries every two years, they will be closed for this year’s competition since it was offered in2013.

Aspiring and professional writers may submit only one entry per category. All entries must be submitted on or before the contest deadline as stated in the contest rules. Winners will be awarded at a special ceremony to be held on 1 September 2014. 

Established in 1950 to honor the legacy of businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca, Sr., the Palanca Awards aims to develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works and by being a treasury of these literary gems.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Timely Movie on AIDS “Dallas Buyers Club” Hits Philippine Screens

For those who have no idea what Dallas Buyers Club is all about. This movie has a very interesting story!

Press Release:

An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof's story of strength is told in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB.

Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey is  Ron Woodroof an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.

His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner).

An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Academy Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron's lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron's entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a buyers club, where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Rons pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

Friday, April 11, 2014

ADP is Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Company” in Financial Data Services

Congratulations ADP!

Press Release:

ADP, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, has again been recognized as the number one company in Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2014.

This marks the fourth time in the past five years that ADP has topped the annual ranking’s Financial Data Services category and the eighth consecutive year the company has been included in Fortune Magazine’s prestigious list. "Ranking at the top of our category once again on the FORTUNE “Most Admired” list, as recognized by our peers, demonstrates ADP’s relentless pursuit of excellence in everything we do," said Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO of ADP.  "We maintain a deep commitment not only to performance and service excellence, but to innovation.  Our ability to deliver solutions that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations is a testament to the talent, expertise and unwavering dedication of our more than 60,000 associates around the world."

For its “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, Fortune Magazine conducts an annual survey among executives, directors and analysts, asking them to rate approximately 1,400 companies on nine key attributes of corporate reputation.  Only the top five companies in each industry category are ranked as “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

In the Philippines, ADP has been operating since 2010 and is recognized for its distinct approach to work and people management, as demonstrated in its care for its associates and its commitment to their development. To date, ADP Philippines maintains a workforce of more than 1,700 associates delivering high-quality Employer and Dealer services to its global clients. Just recently, ADP top executives conducted a global tour and included ADP Philippines as part of their visit.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Catch the Much-Awaited Season 4 Premiere of Game of Thrones First, Exclusive & Free on SKY via HBO GO

Hey GOT fans! Here's something you'd love to know about! 

Press Release:

After an intense and heart-stopping finale last season, fans of the hit HBO original series, “Game of Thrones”, can once again expect more surprising twists and revelations in its upcoming new season. Mhysa, Season 3’s concluding episode established the solid foundation for the fourth season giving faithful “Throners” so much to look forward to as the plot thickens. Following the trend of the first three seasons, Season 4 definitely promises to be even more compelling and powerful. 

Nine months after the third season finale, be one of the first in the entire Asia to watch the Season 4 debut of top-rating series, “Game of Thrones”.

The much-awaited new season will premiere first and uncut in the Philippines exclusively through HBO GO this April 7, 2014, Monday at 9PM. Fans can now enjoy up-to-date viewing of the most recent episodes of this epic saga as HBO GO in the Philippines airs this HBO original 12 hours after US premiere. With HBO GO, “Throners” are guaranteed to be one of the first in Asia to catch the latest developments of this phenomenal series.

On top of this, you can also catch on HBO GO the latest season of “Veep”, an HBO TV comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and “Silicon Valley”, an all-new HBO original sitcom.

HBO GO is an online video on demand service that provides unlimited access to a full catalogue of over 1,000 hours of uncut and exclusive HBO original programs. It allows the convenience of enjoying your favorite HBO programs anytime and anywhere by having access to HBO GO through your laptop, tablet, or smartphones. It was launched in the Philippines last March 10 and is offered exclusively to SKYcable and SKYbroadband subscribers.

One-time registration and unlimited access to HBO GO is currently available for free as a promo offer until May 31, 2014 to all SKYcable or SKYbroadband subscribers with HBO Asia in their cable TV plan.

To register and explore this latest SKY service, go to on your laptop or download the HBO GO app for free from App Store or Google Play. For more information on SKYcable and SKYbroadband, log on to, or call the Customer Service hotlines at (02) 381-0000 for Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, and Rizal;  (046) 484-4701 for Cavite; (049) 534-2814 for Calamba, Binan and Sta. Rosa, Laguna; (02) 520-8560 for San Pedro, Laguna; (044) 693-5877 for Bulacan; (032) 421-1818 for Cebu; (082) 305-5456 for Davao; (074) 442-4841 for Baguio; (034) 432-0051 for Bacolod; (033) 300-1210 for Iloilo; (035) 225-1010 for Dumaguete; and (083) 301-3134 for Gen. Santos City.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mission Impossible: Manhunt With Joel Lambert, The Ultimate Game Of Cat And Mouse With World’s Top Tracking Units

The hunt is on! FYI, the episode shot in the Philippines will air on May 12!

Press Release:

The all-new Discovery Channel series MANHUNT WITH JOEL LAMBERT, pits former U.S. Navy SEAL and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert in a real-life, extreme version of hide-and-seek against some of the globe’s most elite military and law enforcement tracking units – the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, South Korean National Police (KNP) SWAT, Panama's anti-drug trafficking unit Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT), Poland’s border guard, the Straz Graniczna, and more. The stakes are extraordinarily high as the seven-part original series puts Joel’s evasion and escape skills, and the readiness of these national hunter force agencies to the ultimate test. MANHUNT WITH JOEL LAMBERT premieres on Monday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m.

To capture Joel, these highly trained tracking units can use any assets available to them in a real world manhunt, unlike Joel, who is provided with minimal supplies to survive – for anything else he needs, he must search for along the way. Armed with only a basic survival kit and his wits, Joel is dropped on location in the Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, United States, Poland and Panama with a head start. He then has up to 48 hours to reach a pre-determined extraction point that only he is aware of – while being pursued by a different hunter force agency each week as well as having to face treacherous terrains and deadly wildlife such as lions, leopards, rhinos and more – or risk being captured. 

Joel’s game plan is to employ diversionary tactics and infiltration and evasion techniques gleaned from his 10 years of experience as a Navy SEAL, demonstrating different strategies developed in response to varied environments and the specific skills set of each tracking unit. Viewers are brought alongside the heart-stopping action and unexpected turns firsthand via cameras that capture the intense chase from both perspectives up close. Learn the techniques used by each elite hunter force during combat or crisis situations, and how to minimise getting spotted and caught. Joel’s background has well-positioned him to prey on each unit’s hidden flaw – but evading highly specialised tracking units and combatting dehydration, hunger, and the elements might prove to be a greater challenge than he perceives. Will his experience and skills be enough to help him escape – or will the he fall victim to his hunters…or the environment? The hunt is on. MANHUNT WITH JOEL LAMBERT encores every Friday at 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

NGC's Science of Stupid Explains Why Stunts Go Wrong And Their Videos Go Viral

Have you ever wondered how could some people do things that seem to go beyond common sense? I have! And it's good to know that finally, there would be some explanations for them! Let's watch this show together starting April 8!

Press Release:

National Geographic Channel takes a funny look at the Internet’s most shocking viral videos in April 2014 when it premieres Science of Stupid, a show that explains why stunts go wrong when amateurs try to copy them. Each episode will examine stunt videos with disastrous endings and explain in scientific terms what factors caused the stunts to fail.

With the boom of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, where people find it easy to post and share interesting information and content, it’s no wonder that some are foolhardy enough to try the crazy stunts that they see professionals do. Such attempts often have catastrophic results—which in turn are posted in the hopes of going viral! Science of Stupid makes sense of this nonsense by showing the necessary setup to make the stunt successful along with what the people in the video did wrong to make things go haywire. It uses visual diagrams to explain the scientific principles applied—or in these cases, not applied—during each attempt.

Each episode of Science of Stupid features a variety of stunts posted on the Internet, ranging from the dangerous to the silly. Thrill seekers collide with the invincible laws of physics as the show explains what happens when two women jump off the roof into a swimming pool, and how a potato canon can cause real damage to a man’s groin with a muzzle velocity of 300 kilometers per hour despite its innocuous name. Eating a spoonful of cinnamon may sound easy, along with other Internet myths that people might thoughtlessly want to try out for themselves, but Science of Stupid outlines the biological, physical and engineering mistakes behind each failed attempt.

Science of Stupid is a 14-part series hosted by Internet and TV sensation Ramon Bautista, whose likeable “everyman” humor will charm any viewer as he sets up each stunt and explains the science behind it. As the best example of one who has achieved Internet fame, he allows viewers to understand the skewed motivations of these wannabe daredevils while cracking jokes that will offset the intense pain and humiliation they’re about to witness on the screen. Bautista will be a witty, engaging guide through this wacky world of wipeouts, epic failure and painful realizations so viewers can learn the scientific principles that govern our physical world and see the humor in the unfortunate experiments these human “test dummies” so kindly staged for the rest of us.

Science of Stupid examines and explains the most cringe-worthy, “OMG” moments on the Internet so that we don’t have to figure them out for ourselves. As for the people who posted the videos of their failed stunts, getting the science wrong may have gotten them fame, but it also got them hurt!

WARNING: Please don’t try this at home! Now, you don’t have to because Science of Stupid explains it all for you. Catch Science of Stupid in April, only on National Geographic Channel!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Crocs Stretch Sole: Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle

For Crocs fans, here's an update about the brand's spring/summer collection for this year!

Press Release:

(Manila, Philippines) -- The world’s favorite comfortable shoe brand, Crocs, introduces yet another innovative product that will complement your active lifestyle.  As part of its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Crocs is introducing the Stretch Sole collection featuring flats and loafers for men and women on the go. The Stretch Sole range is the first of its kind to include the innovative, new Fit2u Technology.

With Fit2u Technology the shoe is able to fit, and flex according to the way your feet moves within the day. What makes the Stretch Sole range unique is that it is enhanced with the signature comfort of Croslitematerial insoles, and is built with a stretch cord and a four-way stretch canvas upper to maximize the stretch and flexibility of the shoe.

The Stretch Sole collection was developed for people with active lifestyles. For the ones on-the-go, attending errands, going to work, or even hanging out with your loved ones, it’s made for you to walk comfortably as you go about with your daily activities

No other shoe fits, flexes, and frees your feet just like the Stretch Sole. The perfect match of the removable Croslite material insole and outsole pods allows you to flex, stretch, run, and walk while providing cushion all day long, taking comfort to a whole new level.

Aside from taking care of the insides of your feet, its bright and neutral colors make it a stylish design that you can wear everywhere. Women will surely enjoy choosing from the different brightly colored flats, while men have different loafer options to choose from that are perfect for both work and play.

The Stretch Sole was designed for life’s every unexpected twist and turn, while providing the best comfort available only from your go-to comfort footwear brand, Crocs.

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