Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrities invite you to the 2011 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference

Celebrities invite you to the 2011 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference to be held in Manila, Philippines on May 26-29, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center

2011 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference in Manila, May 26-29, 2011

The Philippines takes center stage on 2011, as thousands of businessmen, entrepreneurs, business and government leaders and dignitaries from up to 20 countries from Asia and the Pacific Rim flock to the breathtaking city of Manila for the annual celebration of the Junior Chamber International Asia-Pacific Conference.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Great Night Market at Venice Piazza

Check out the Great Night Market at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill starting tonight May 23 until May 27. Enjoy shopping from over 100 booths from 10:00pm to 4:00am. Admission is FREE!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Contest: Want one of B.U.M.'s limited edition voodoo dolls?

Want one of our limited edition voodoo dolls? We’re giving away one of these cute stuff to 5 lucky winners.

To have this limited edition voodoo doll you have to do is:

1. Like B.U.M. Facebook Page

2. Post a status message - “You can win an iPad2 and other amazing gadgets with @B.U.M.’s My Story Contest. Join now at”

Make sure that the privacy setting is set to everyone so we can see your entry in my wall and verify your entry.

3. Come back to this blog post and comment below with your full name, email and facebook name.

This will end May 20, 2011 midnight!

5 Lucky Winners will be announced May 21, 2011.


American Idol Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze in Manila

Lee DeWyze was in Manila for a two-day show to promote his debut album "Live It Up". Lee performed at the Venice Piazza at the McKinley Hill last May 7 and at the Eastwood City Open Park on May 8.

Inspired by musicians like Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Ray LaMontagne, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson, DeWyze created "Live It Up" with the intent to lead listeners through compelling tales of relationships, with all their ups and downs. Starting with his cheerful first single, "Sweet Serendipity", DeWyze sets a free-wheeling and light tome. Lee then explores themes of romantic uplift with "Weightless", regret wuth "Stay Here" and "Dear Isabelle", then conveys passionate urgency on the piano-driven tracks, "Me and My Jealousy" and his new single "Beautiful Like You".

Collaborating with Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Fergie), John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Weezer), and Norwegian production team Espionage (Beyonce, Train), DeWyze co-wrote all but one song on the album, and such has become the very first American Idol winner to have writing credit on a first single. "To see my name listed in the credits on each song was really important to me because I'm a songwriter," DeWyze says. "I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and helped me flesh out my sound... I want people to relate to these songs".

Lee DeWyze 'Live It Up' tour is presented by Megaworld in cooperation with Sony Music, Eastwood City, Venice Piazza, Richmonde Hotel, Business World,, FOX, Star World, and Magic 89.9.

"Live It Up" by Lee DeWyze is now available in CDs at leading record stores under Sony Music. To download Lee DeWyze mobile contents, just text LEE to 3456.

Friday, May 6, 2011

recipe: fresh lemon sorbet

everyone needs to beat the summer heat, but ice cream seems to be a bit too expensive for anyone who wanted a cooler every other minute. so, as i am feeling the summer heat at this very unholy hour (it's exactly 4:21am as of this writing), i've thought of making sorbet to get that same cooling effect of ice cream but on a less expensive budget.

i like, well, love, lemon. but if you prefer another fruit, go ahead. you can even use our small but terrible calamansi in exchange for lemon. just add more sugar.


1 cup sugar
3 cups water
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel
1/2 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
Few drops yellow or green food coloring

Bring water and sugar to boiling in a saucepan. Remove from heat; cool thoroughly. Cover and chill. Combine syrup, peel, and juice in a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Add food coloring. Cover; freeze 3 to 4 hours or until almost firm.
Break frozen mixture into small chunks. Transfer to a chilled mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy but not melted. Transfer to a 4- to 6-cup freezer container; cover and freeze until firm.
To serve, let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 9 (1/2-cup) servings.

i got this recipe and image from Better Homes and Gardens at

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Make Your Own Havaianas 2011

Havaianas lets you travel in personalized style this summer at Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 from May 12 to 16 at the Rockwell Tent. Make Your Own Havaianas is your passport to mixing and matching travel-inspired limited edition soles, straps, and pins. Be a jetsetter and a trendsetter at the same time with Make Your Own Havaianas 2011, May 12 to 16 at the Rockwell Tent, event starts at 10am. Visit for more details.

Eastwood Citywide Sale

Enjoy fabulous finds at great prices in the Eastwood Citywide Sale this May 13-15.