I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Hey everyone! I'm inviting you to attend the SM Cyberzone's Tech Convention titled "TechnoLife". This event will start on March 24-26, 2011 at the Event Center of SM Megamall.
The event will feature new tech gadgets for this summer, games and activities for everyone, and panel talks with internet personalities like Alodia Gosiengfiao, Abe Olandres of Yugatech.com and ME!
we're going to have the panel talk on stage this March 26, from 2pm-8pm, I'm still waiting for my schedule and I'll post it here. Alodia will be there to talk about cosplaying and she will feature her gadgets, gadgets expert and guru Abe Olandres of Yugatech will be there to feature the new tech and gadgets, and for me.. I'll be there to have a talk about blogging, yes!! that's blogging for everyone.
The event is FREE for all, so drop by if you have time this weekend, and see us on stage together.
PROGRAM FLOW: MARCH 26 (Saturday)
10:00AM - Mall Opens; Booth Activities
2:00PM - Host Opening Spiels
2:30PM - SAMSUNG - Photography Workshop (Representative from the Federation of the Philippines Photographers Foundation)
3:00PM - Host : Introduction of Alodia; Introduction of the "Best Costume Contest for the Day"
3:10 - 4:00PM - Official Seven Fans Club Segment (Q&A, Games, B-Day)
4:00PM - GUEST SPEAKER: Azrael Coladilla - Blogging and Technology; "On-The-Spot Blogging Contest"
4:30PM - INTERMISSION: Ashley Gosiengfiao
5:00PM - AWARDING: Best Cosplay Costume
6:00PM - INTERMISSION Number: 1:43 Pinoy Boy Band
6:15PM - Announcement of Booth Raffle Winners
6:30PM - AWARDING: On-the-Spot Blogging Contest
7:00PM - Closing Remarks
CityPoynt.com will launched this March 24th at Republiq in RWM, the online community will once again meet another website that offers coupons with special discounts and a portal-business site that will guide the people to choose the right item for them. I'm not really sure on what will be the main service of this site, but it was introduced to me via a phone call and they are inviting me to attend their launching event this March 24.
I went to their website and registered ( www.citypoynt.com )
From their site, it says
"CityPoynt is a communication platform for the local business community. It serves as an advertising medium with the consumer in mind. It takes into consideration that each consumer prefers the choice of options. It also provides the consumer complete control over which message they choose to process based on their specific wants and needs."
"When a CityPoynt member visits the site they have the intention of making a business transaction. Whether it's finding a Japanese restaurant in Manila or the nearest day spa in Fort Bonifacio, CityPoynt's communication medium provides the most up-to-date details regarding each business. The system presents a list of businesses that fits the search criteria the consumer provided. Based on these search results each business has an opportunity to offers exclusive deals and discounts directly to those who seek what they sell. In addition, the consumer can refer to the collective opinions of thousands of user ratings and reviews specific to each category of business. By reading the experiences of other members within our community the consumer is capable of making an informed decision about where and when they spend their money.
CityPoynt is bringing together the local business community and bridging the gap between them and their customers by combining the finest in communication and advertising practices all under a single platform. Here are the features you can benefit from when you join CityPoynt.com"
Do you think that this is another coupon service website?
Let's wait and see how CityPoynt.com will roll this March 24th.
(blogger friends who want to join with me to their launching event, feel free to drop a note in my comments board, I have a limited number of invites for the event's guest list )
Samsung Series 9 Notebooks will be launched today here in the Philippines, it is the world's thinnest laptop measuring only 16.3mm (0.64 inches) in depth, its screen has the size of 13 inches, now branded as the world's lightest laptop with weight of 1.31 kg (2,88lbs) and has the brightest monitor because it has the Samsung LED technology with Super bright Plus display (400nit) with 16 million color reproduction and 80 percent more brighter compare to other notebooks.
The Samsung Series 9 Notebooks will be launched together with our local fashion designer - Rajo Laurel, Randy Ortiz and Rhett Eala, they will showcase their latest fashion creation inspired from the Samsung Series 9 Notebooks. More fashionable, sexy, slim and a masterpiece.
The notebooks got the advance duralumin metal alloy that is is being used in aircrafts, that's why it is more durable, stylisth and super light weight.
"Using the Samsung Series 9 Notebook is an experience itself. And I wanted to capture that experience in my collection. My collection will make you feel good, beautiful and sexy, the same experience as using the Samsung Series 9 gives." - Rhet Eala
"The emotion that I want to evoke is FUN. I want this collection to be happy, vibrant, and energetic. We're about to hit summer so I want to be able to capture that excitement." - Rajo Laurel
"Every time I choose a gadget, the first thing that attracts me is the aesthetics. The Samsung Series 9 Notebook is very fashionable and stylish. So, I was inspired to do the THINNEST collection which consists of stunning silhouettes and beautiful flow of garments." - Randy Ortiz
"Truly only the best for the best in Samsung. Samsung has focused its efforts on ensuring that its laptops offer truly comprehensive mobile experiences, This is why we are creating not just the best in design with the country's top designers but the best in display offering our customers a complete and comprehensive notebook that meets all of their needs with one premium device with the series 9." - said Hannah Francisco, NPC Product Manager of IT-SEPCO
I'm going to attend today the launch of the series 9 laptop and check out the fashion show today, jsut check back here in my blog for a review of the laptop and also for the photo coverage of the fashion show.
Emily Browning is all grown up here, I don't know why I'm so excited about this movie, hmm maybe because girls are the bad ass with big guns and large swords, and ohh the trance. I'm excited to watch this tomorrow on their movie premiere at IMAX Theater. I heard it will be in all Digital IMAX 3D. Awesome!!! I will be the 1st man in line again infront of the theater ahehhehe. Movie bloggers!! kita kits! (but first I want to watch the Uninvited and Series of Unfortunate Events) *** wink.
- press release -
Australian actress Emily Browning (“Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events”) takes on the role of Babydoll, a young woman determined to be free at all costs, in Warner Bros.' new epic, action fantasy “Sucker Punch.”
Directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”), “Sucker Punch” takes us into the vivid imagination of Babydoll who has been locked away against her will, but has not lost her will to survive. Her dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.
“The words ‘baby doll’ make you immediately think of something really fragile,” Browning says, “but she’s not at all. That’s what was so cool to me about this character—she’s actually pretty tough, with an unexpected stoicism.”
Delving inside Babydoll’s psyche led Browning to discover what might have influenced her and made her so resilient.
“I think the people in her fantasies represent her experiences, the oppression she has had to put up with throughout her life. She has this almost simplistic view of the good guys and the bad guys, the bad guys being men like her stepfather and, later, some of the monsters in her fantasies. And the Wise Man in her dreams represents the ideal father figure, strong but really caring and able to guide her and help her make the right choices.”
“Babydoll symbolizes that transition between thinking like a child and thinking like an adult, when your perception of the world changes,” Zack Snyder says. “She is a warrior, both delicate and strong at the same moment, and Emily really personified everything I had envisioned about Babydoll. She has this mystic, timeless, almost unquantifiable look and completely brought the character to life for me.”
Browning felt the full support of Snyder as she worked to embody a character so dear to him. “Zack obviously had a clear vision and knew exactly what he wanted, but at the same time he was really collaborative and was totally open to other ideas,” she notes. “He always wanted to make sure that I was happy with my performance.”
Prior to filming, Browning had to prepare for the physical challenges presented by the demanding action sequences in the script. She found herself pushed to her limits in the capable hands of stunt coordinator and action designer Damon Caro and training coordinator Logan Hood, both of whom had previously worked with Zack Snyder on “300.” Caro supervised her martial arts, fight and weapons training, while Hood oversaw her general body conditioning.
Because Browning had to expertly handle multiple weapons simultaneously, the right-handed actress had to learn to shoot with her left hand so she could brandish a sword in her dominant hand. She relates that she felt especially empowered by the weapons training. “Learning to fight with Damon and the boys was the most fun I’ve had preparing for a film. The fact that I can wield a sword and fire a gun like it’s second-nature is a little scary but also pretty cool in a really unexpected way.”
Opening worldwide beginning Friday, March 25, “Sucker Punch” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
omg!!! I haven't seen this movie.. I'm missing a lot of box office hit movies! I hope that I can watch this movie this week. Anyone here saw the movie? is it good? bad? awesome? I'm a big fan of alien invasion films after the "Invasion from Mars" movie remake and "Independence Day", but this movie "World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles" is a must watch movie for me.
- press release -
MANILA, March 21, 2011 -- Columbia Pictures’ sci-fi action-thriller “World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles” colonized the Philippine box-office, claiming the No. 1 spot with a nationwide gross of a staggering P17.57-million for the five-day March 16 to 20 frame. This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., the film’s local distributor.
Rolling out in 84 screens (including 10 digital 2D cinemas), the alien invasion epic is the third movie from Columbia to open at No. 1 in the country this year, following the terrific launchings of January’s “The Green Hornet” and February’s “Just Go With It.”
True to its title, “World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles” likewise captured the weekend’s global box-office crown overall, with similar No. 1 openings in the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, Korea, India. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Iceland, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates.
In the local front, Trinoma posted the highest receipts (P1.09-M) followed by Greenbelt 3 (P 828,966), SM Megamall (P 816,274), SM Mall of Asia (P 814,613), Glorietta 4 (P 607,206), Power Plant (P557,959), Gaisano Davao (P533,177), Ayala Cebu (P 505,840), SM North EDSA (P 481,952) and Alabang Town Center (P 480,006).
Also making impressive sales are Eastwood (P 458,927), SM Cebu (P 446,360), Greehills (P 414,072), Gateway Cineplex (P 403,400), Robinsons Ermita (P 383,939), Market Market (P 343,237), Shangri-la Cineplex (P 337,388), Newport Cinema (P 323,647), SM Fairview (P 311,283) and SM Bacolod (P 309,864).
In the film, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.
Still playing soon across the Philippines, “World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Its week 2 for our Pharmaton MVP Challengers and they are in Guimaras, Iloilo and the outdoor adventure and challenge never stops there, on Day 9, the five racers faced another tough challenge of the kayak race an then a bike challenge from the Trappist Monastery going to Rayment Resort.
more story below
Sky Cable unveils their latest service and new item for their cable subscribers that let them watch and record their favorite movies and tv shows in HD and SD format by the use of their TiVo like gadget called "DigiBox iRecord", it is a Personal Video Recorder or PVR, a digital box that is connected to your TV and cable via a HDMI cable, it can record shows on its 320 GB Hard Disc and you can watch the recorded video over and over again.
We know that everyone is waiting for this, since having a TiVO like in the USA are very helpful for people who arrives late at home to watch an evening news, a boxing fight or even a movie at HBO, with a click of a button from the Digibox iRecord and a Sky Cable tv, you can now store all those shows and movies in your HD drive and watch when you arrive home or even you are watching a show in another channel, because the PVR can record two shows simultaneously and while you watch a third show in another channel.
The 320GB HD can store up a 145 hours of SD video format or 86 hours for HD video format, thats equal to 70 movies, 100 plus episode of a one hour show and 80 plus documentaries of National Geographic HD. I haven't tried this yet due to that I failed to attend their launching this afternoon, but I'm glad that Sky Cable brings another 1st in our local market after the Sky Cable HD,I know most households wants this..you can never miss any shows like Mara Clara or Mutya, or a Manny Pacquiao Fight, Awards show, documentaries and movies.
You can get the Digibox iRecord for only P5,000 and add another P300 for a monthly digital recording service. (price source)
check their site for more info - http://www.skycable.com/page.aspx?pg=mm_announcements&id=73
The DigiBox iRecord is available initially in Metro Manila. To sign up for installation, call the SKYCABLE Customer Service Hotline at 631-0000 or log on to mysky.com.ph.
At last!!!! Churp Churp Philippines has finally launched, been waiting for this since last year and I'm glad that they are now here. You know that you can earn money using your social networks like Twitter and Facebook, you can earn with those status updates and messages. By spreading those messages from advertisers through your social networks by choosing a campaign and get paid by the number of clicks from your status updates.
Churp Churp is brought here in the Philippines by Nuffnang Ph, a blog ad network.
So what are you waiting for ?
----->>>Sign up here!
check out this message that I receive in my email last week...
You guys have been patiently waiting since we soft-launched Churpchurp and all that waiting will finally bear fruit. We are officially launching Churp Churp Philippines on Monday, March 21, 2011! Do check out site soon and get rewarded for your social networks! Remember, mark that date on your calendars! Something big will be coming on March 21, 2011
The Churp Churp Team"
We just felt an earthquake today March 21, 2011 at around 6:40pm.
If you felt the quake, pls post your location here, so that we can track how big the scale of the quake. I also posted a link in my Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/popazrael/posts/10150170089879276
Some of my FB friends already posted their locations there.
We will get more news about the Earthquake today.
The quake last for around 5-10 seconds, its like a big push and I felt a thump sound after it, Check the walls or any foundation of your house for cracks.
from the post of my FB friends, the quake sa felt throughout Manila up to Bulacan and Laguna
updates from Friends posted @ Plurk
RP @siopaomaster -PHIVOLCS Director Solidum says 5.8 magnitude earthquake took place at 6:37pm, epicenter was near Lubang Island in Mindoro.Magnitude 5.4 -
MINDORO, PHILIPPINESrelated news:
2011 March 21 10:36:49 UTC
Manila Trench just moved and cause of the earthquake accdg. to Dir.Renato Solidum of Philvolcs, interview from TV Patrol
(image above reference only grabbed from google images)
I use Facebook everyday and every hour,I spend my time reading all status updates and check for the latest trends happening online. I also encounter weird Facebook shotgun Likes invitations, weird photo tags and now the Facebook Auto Chat (virus).
you might encounter incoming chat from your friends and network and they post weird messages like
"lol, have you seen your picture? its so funny!"
"just give me a call when you read this"
Sometimes the Facebook incoming chats are funny, others are weird...and some have a lot of drama. I receive this chats last week and I think my Facebook chat is also infected, and to prevent the spread of the worm or virus, I manually disabled my Facebook chat for good, so that I won't receive any of those weird messages and also to prevent the spread the worm, if ever I am infected, because I can't really tell.
Here's a funny incident that happened today, I was on a meeting with my colleagues, then my phone rang and a Facebook friend called me to check me if I am okay, and then I told him that I'm okay and what's up, we were suppose to meet last week and I canceled our meet up because I'm sick and I was wondering that my friend here might get another sched for us to meet.
Then he told me that he received a Facebook chat from me and it says that I should give him a call, and I am shocked after I heard that and told my friend that my Facebook chat is disabled and I'm not online. So that means the Facebook Auto Chat worm or virus can still use the chat engine of Facebook and still sends messages even that you are offline or disconnected from the internet. Wow!! how did they do that?
I started some research and saw that there's no news about this Facebook auto chat sessions from a virus, but I read that many forumers are offering anti virus removal for your computers, I' m very careful in downloading fix and tool kit, but I suggest to everyone that you should be very careful in downloading these tool kit, because we can't guarantee if that will work.
I know people at Facebook are working on their shell to solve this issues, and I do hope that they can inform us if it is complete solved or not..
So be very careful!
1. If someone posted a photo in your wall and contains a link like the "video of a kid committed suicide on camera" or "Miley Cyrus is a naughty girl and naked" . Just delete it and don't ever click on the link.
2. Same goes to Facebook app, there are apps that can redirect you to a website containing malicious sites that will auto download some harmful files in your computer,if someone invited you, just dont click it.
3. Never give any details about your personal profile in Facebook, if someone ask you in a chat or in a message.
4. Always check the url of your Facebook, or a link that was sent to you via email, sometimes a face Facebook notification arrives in your email inbox and say that you receive a tag from a friend and when you click on a link, it will direct you this fake Facebook site and it will steal your passwords and profile.
5. If you don't know what to do, just post a question in your wall and someone from your friends can help you what to do.
ok that's all folks!
Ok after I wrote this post, I saw this news just now
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Here' my photo of the super moon around 3am. I woke at 2am for the full super moon, but my view was blocked by a thick dark cloud, and the super moon is not the big size that I'm expecting. But I waited til the clouds be gone.
I still enjoy taking pics of the full moon when it reaches the horizon, it is much bigger as it approaches on the other side of the Earth.
do you have your own super moon photos?
pls share it here!
Other Super Moon coverage in the Philippines
Video by Bong in Lucena City
Fitz Villafuerte's Super Moon
Ada Lajara's Lunar Perigee
Mon Macutay's Super Moon
Maia Castaneda's Super Moon
Vince Ungasis's Super Moon
Raven Yu's Super Moon with 22 degree halo and colorul corona
and from foreign friends
Check out the Lunar halo spotted in Portland
Super moon in North Cotobato
THE GIANT! Super Moon in Spain