Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Now Showing: Won't Last A Day Without You

Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo pairs up once more in Won't Last A Day Without You, after their smash hit Catch Me, I'm In Love shown earlier this year.



Won't Last A Day Without You is now showing starting today, November 30, in cinemas nationwide.

Experience the Northpole Christmas at SM City North EDSA!




Northpole Christmas at SM City North Edsa recreates Santa’s life in his home, the place where Christmas began. It is where kids and kids-at-heart can experience the joy and wonders of Santa’s snowy village where dreams come to life and wishes come true!

Santa is so happy you have come to visit his place. He has the North Pole full of fun and exciting things to do for kids this Christmas.

And what makes North Pole more famous? It’s because Santa Claus lives here!

And since Christmas is coming very, very soon, that means that Santa and his elves will be very busy in the North Pole village.

So why don’t you pay Santa a visit?  Learn more about how he makes our toys and gifts with the help of his elves. You might even find your gift here!  Play with the reindeer in the Reindeer barn.  Visit the Mrs. Claus Kitchen where she bakes best-tasting cookies!

Santa is up for a tour in his place and give each kid a merriest and most exciting holiday season right here in SM City North Edsa!



Santa’s Den
Time to meet Santa, and see where he lives and work! Beloved Santa Claus and his wife, Mrs. Claus, are staying here. Walk around and hang out with the man that kids and kids at heart have come to identify with Christmas!

Events:
·         Santa Meet & Greet: Every Sunday (December 4, 11, 18, & 25) 4pm
·         Santa Memories: Every Monday and Friday (November 21 to 25, 28 to 30; December 1 to 2, 5 to 9, 12 to 16, 19 to 23, 26 to 30; January 2 to 6, 9 to 10) 4pm to 6pm
·         Photo Opportunity: November 12 to January 10, mall hours

Mrs. Claus Kitchen
The best baked goodies from the Northpole come straight from here. Mrs. Claus Kitchen is where you can find all the yummiest pastries. While the elves and Santa pound and paint away in the toy shop, Mrs. Claus spends countless hours mixing, pouring, and baking goodies for their reward. Christmas baking wouldn’t seem complete without those gingerbread men and Christmas cookies. So indulge yourself with these delicious and mouth-watering treats!

Events:
·         Cupcake Decorating by Goldilocks: Every Saturday & Sunday (November 19, 20, 26, 27; December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 31; January 7 & 8) 4pm
·         Cake Decorating by Goldilocks: Every Friday (November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30; January 6) 4pm
·         Photo Opportunity: November 12 to January 10, mall hours



Santa’s Mailroom
Have you sent Santa your wish list yet? Then it’s here in the Mailroom! All the mail that kids send to Santa every year ends up here.  The elves help Santa go through the mail to make sure that he knows exactly what kind of gift kids really want.
Of course, Jolly old Santa can’t read our letters and think of gifts all by himself. That is why he has lots of hardworking elves working for him. They bring him all the mail, help him sort and read every single one, and make notes as Santa picks out the perfect gift for me and you.

After Santa and his elves decide on the perfect gift for each kid, the magic begins in the Toy Shop!

Events:
·         Christmas Arts and Crafts & Coloring Session: Every Saturday & Sunday November 19, 20, 26, 27; December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 31; January 7 & 8) 3pm & 5pm
·         Photo Opportunity: November 12 to January 10, mall hours

Santa’s Toy Shop
Santa’s Toy Shop is where all the toys and goodies come from! Santa and his elves work hard way before Christmas, just to make the perfect gift for all the good boys and girls of the world. It’s amazing to watch how fast each elf works to make a perfect doll, train set, or teddy bear! Are you excited to find out what you’ll get this year?

Events:
·         Gift Drive Donation by Bearhuggs: November 12 to January 10, mall hours
·         Photo Opportunity: November 12 to January 10, mall hours
·         Gifts We Love for People We Love - Bearhuggs & Sanrio (Limited edition toys) : November 12 to January 10, mall hours

Reindeer Barn
Santa is a little old-fashioned. Instead of cars or trains, he prefers to fly with his magical reindeer every Christmas Eve! It’s fun, and best of all, it’s free!

Now it’s time to meet the Reindeer team that rides with Santa all over the world!

Come in and meet Rudolf, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blixen. Santa’s reindeers stay here until Christmas Eve, when they go around the world with Santa to give gifts.

Events:
·         Storytelling “A Day in the Life of an Elf”: Every Saturday (November 26, December 3, 10, 17, & 24; January 6) 5pm
·         Christmas Film Viewing:  Every Friday (November 25, December 2, 9, 16, & 23) 4pm
·         Photo Opportunity: November 12 to January 10, mall hours


Kissing Santa
Christmas is indeed the season of love.  Find the best gifts for your loved ones only at SM City North EDSA and have your picture taken at the Kissing Santa.
·         Photo Opportunity: November 12 to January 10, mall hours

Visit our website at www.smnenorthpole.com and also like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/smnedsa
Holiday Mall Hours Schedule

December 2 to 30 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
(except on Dec 3, 10, 16 to 23)
December 24 and 31 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
January 1 - 12:00nn to 10:00pm

Soyami Soya Chips: An Appetite For Health




There’s a saying that goes, “If the food tastes good, it’s bad for you. If the food tastes bad, it’s actually good for you.”

Healthy eating is proving to be quite a challenge due to the misconception about healthy foods being bland and tasteless. But in reality, eating nutritious food is not that difficult. In fact, it may surprise you to find it delicious.

There‘s a lot of food out there that don’t require any sacrifice and give up your favorite guilty food pleasure altogether. It’s just a matter of snacking smart and finding a better, nutritious alternative to your indulgences.

Take the unassuming soya, for example.






Super Soya

The soya bean is a type of legume just like beans, peas, and peanuts, which can provide twice as much protein as grains. Soybean products include soymilk, tofu, miso, tempeh, soya meal, soya sauce and bean paste among many others.

Soya is a good source of complete protein. A complete protein is one that contains a significant amount of all the essential amino acids needed by the human body for optimum health. Soy protein is the nutritional equivalent of meat, eggs and dairy, and can therefore replace animal-based protein.

Soy has been under the spotlight as a possible “superfood” that can reduce the risk of certain health problems. With an impressive nutrient profile that is high in dietary fiber and protein, cholesterol-free, and an excellent source of phytochemicals and minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium and iron, soy is by far, the best and most complete nutritional, beneficial plant food we can all take advantage and put to good use.
Amazingly, there are many types of food that we love which can be made or derived from soy. From ice cream to burgers, milk, breads, butter, cheese, nuts and yes, even chips!

Soyami Soya Chips not only tastes good, but it’s actually good for you, too. Made from 100% naturally grown soya, it is high in protein and fiber. It has no MSG, no trans fat and no added preservatives. No wonder it’s approved and highly recommended by The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Fitness Nutritionist Chef, Nadine Tengco, as part of the meal plan. “Unlike animal products, soya is low in saturated fat which makes a good source of cholesterol-free and low fat protein. Soyami Soya Chips provides a healthier snack alternative to the contestants. The Soyami range of snack products contains the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, while having reduced amounts of fat and sodium.”

She also adds, “Mindless snacking contributes to the weight gain in most of the contestants. The high protein content of Soyami Soya Chips will significantly reduce the sugar spikes that often occur in high-carb, high-fat snacks. And because Soyami Soya Chips comes in properly portioned packaging, it gives the contestants just the right amount of calories per pack, which would not in any way, compromise them in their quest to lose weight.”

Plus, not only did Soyami Soya Chips pass with flying colors on nutritional and taste tests, she also gave it excellent marks on a snack versatility test, “Aside from just being a stand-alone snack, Soyami Soya Chips can be creatively used in preparing and cooking dishes. For instance, instead of using breadcrumbs, you can use crushed Soyami Soya Chips for that added crunch while increasing protein content of the dish. You can also crush the chips coarsely and sprinkle on soups and salads as you would on croutons. And you can make nachos healthier with Soyami Soya Chips partnered with your favorite salsa dip.”
Start a good eating habit with Soyami Soya Chips. It’s for your own good!

Soyami Soya Chips is available in three exciting flavors – Original, White Cheddar and Pizza. Visit www.amsoyami.com for more information about soya. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/healthysoyami and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthysoyami.

 

Soyami Soya Chips Trial Pack, now available in your leading Supermarkets nationwide!




The Christmas holiday period is traditionally a time for celebration, time to enjoy the festivities – festivities of lots of foods. However, the festive season often brings many detrimental health effects because of the foods that are usually prepared for the season. After Christmas is the start of New Year!

The start of a new year brings new possibilities and new beginnings. This is also the time of year when people are trying to commit to start a new fitness or health regime. Completely overhauling their lifestyle for the better or at least to shed some pounds or get back in shape. There are the resolutions made every year to exercise, eat right, and get personal finances in order.


That's why Soyami Soya Chips offers you the best deal for a healthy new year! Eating Soyami Soya Chips is like You will have no worries and no hesitations even if you have eaten that much. That is the reason why Soyami Soya Chips is tapping Fitness First for this great deal this new year because we want consumers to increase their health concerns. Customers who purchase Soyami Trial Pack will be given a three five-day gym trial pass. This is a great deal right!? Because Soyami Soya Chips is your healthy choice for healthy snacking!

Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. Soyami Soya Chips, those healthy-goodness snacks that appear like nacho chips come in Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavors, are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.


Start the year right with proper diet and proper choosing of foods. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this New Year. For more information about Soyami, like http://www.facebook.com/healthysoyami on Facebook,  follow @healthysoyami on Twitter, or visit www.amsoyami.com. 


Facebook: Soya SoyaChips  


Twitter: healthysoyami 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Society Lounge Makati - the most stunning and elegant restaurant bar lounge in Manila!






Ground floor, Atrium Building 
Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas 
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines


Phone: +63 2 5051724     
Mobile: +63 916 5926986 
Email: societylounge@yahoo.com

Noel Cabangon is Simpleng Musikero in Music Museum concert




Filipino music icon Noel Cabangon is extremely humble, but his music touches the core of many. With a number of record awards under his belt, he is undeniably one of the bestselling music acts in the country today.

On the December 2 and 3 at the Music Museum, Noel is headlining his solo concert billed Simpleng Musikero.

The concert will celebrate Noel’s love for his music. He will perform his hits from his hit albums Byahe and Panaginip, and some memorable songs.

With Bob Aves as musical director, Noel assures everyone that he’ll perform numbers that he doesn’t usually do.

“It will be a musical experience,” adds Noel. “Music and OPM fans are in for a treat.”

Noel will have Diamond Soul Siren Nina, Ebe Dancel and Baihanna as guests.

For reservations call Thirdline at 426-0103 & 436-4325 or Music Museum at 721-6726 & 721-0635.

Tickets are also available at TICKETWORLD. Call 891-9999.

JayR produces own Christmas album Holiday of Love




Platinum Prince of Soul JayR’s Christmas album Holiday of Love may be one of the projects closest to the singer’s heart. Aside from admitting that he is certainly “Christmas person,” this album features how gifted he is not only as a singer, but also a musician and a music producer.

Holiday of Love was produced by JayR himself for his own Homeworkz label, and distributed by Universal Records.

“This album is very special to me, and I am very proud of it,” says JayR. “I hope everyone grabs a copy. I hope you’ll let me be a part of your Holiday of Love.”

Classic Holiday tunes like Holy Night, Do You See What I See?, Give Love on Christmas Day, Sleigh Ride, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas, Into (O Christmas Tree), Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, This Christmas, Santa Baby, and The Little Drummer Boy are given the updated, R&B, groovy feel.

Wrapping up the entire album are two original songs close to Jay-R's heart. There's Spread the Love written by his sister, Jing. But the most special song found in the album is track number 11 intriguingly titled, Tito Remy—the same person cited by Jay-R as the man who inspired the entire project.

"He's a very close Tito sa akin po, uncle ko po," Jay-R confessed, "he died before the holiday so I wrote him a Christmas song."

After the Holiday Season, JayR is all set to start working on his new album under Universal Records which will further highlight how extremely versatile he is as a singer.

JayR is being managed by Carlo Orosa of STAGES, which handles the careers of Christian Bautista, Karylle, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil, Zia Quizon, Krista Kleiner, Tippy Dos Santos, Mikel Campos, Fred Lo, among others.

BUM HOLDS FASHION SHOW WITH COSPLAY AS THEME





Local clothing brand BUM brings the Cosplay trend to the fore with a one-of-a-kind fashion show at the SM Mall of Asia.

If you have a story to tell, don’t keep it to yourself. Flaunt and let the world know through fashion.

This has been the youth’s battle-cry these days. Not only are they daring, wearing their colors on their sleeves proudly, they are pushing the envelope when it comes to dressing up, as well.

Even the term “costume play” or “cosplay”, which is the act of dressing up as a fictional character inspired from an anime TV series, or a character they idolized, has found its way into the youth’s wardrobe. Cosplay is no longer a style but it has become a “trend” that is normally seen and worn on the streets.

To underscore this “daring” and “experimental” style philosophy, BUM is putting together a fashion show on November 25 at the Music Hall of the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Called Reveal Your Darkside, this fashion celebration is the culminating event of an ongoing nationwide contest. Since August 8, BUM has been receiving through its website (http://www.bumequipment.com.ph) countless entries from young stylistas who want to share the world their passion for the brand and the cosplay trend.

Interestingly, the fashion show will also showcase BUM’s new collection for the Holidays. So cosplay and BUM fanatics can expect a one-of-a-kind fashion event that would inspire them to express their angst, passion, and identity more freely through BUM Collections. Mall goers will enjoy BUM’s treats as early as 1pm with live games on screen. Shoppers can play live video games at the Music Hall venue and win fabulous prizes courtesy of our sponsors Netopia Internet CafĂ© and Ideal Vision. Register as early as 1pm and get a chance to win prizes in our event raffle such as NOKIA C1 cellphones, five (5) pieces of P500 GLOBE prepaid loads and BUM gift packs. Raffle draw will be held at exactly 6:30pm. 

BUM products are available at BUM Boutiques and leading Department Stores nationwide. For Show details, visit www.bumequipment.com.ph and like us at www.facebook.com/bumequip

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fun Fearless Females party at the Cosmo.ph Singles’ Bash

Cosmo.ph, the online home of Cosmopolitan magazine, recently gathered tech-savvy fun fearless females at the Cosmo.ph Singles’ Bash last November 24, 2011, 7PM at the Seventh High Lounge, Bonifacio Global City. The affair also officially launched the website’s online dating tool called Cosmo Match, which allows single men and women to find each other on Cosmo.ph, chat and send messages to one another, and eventually meet in person.


“We wanted to give our online readers the opportunity to personally meet and see each other, and be able to bring their friendship from online to a personal level,” says Cosmo.ph managing editor Trixie Reyna on coming up with the Singles’ Bash, “At this same time, we wanted to treat them to a party and have fun with the rest of Cosmo.ph team—and, their fave Cosmo hunks, of course!”


The party was attended exclusively by winners of Cosmo.ph’s online promo, where 75 ladies and their girlfriends enjoyed playing games and partying with the hottest Cosmo hunks and other celebrities. Bianca Valerio also hosted the affair.


For more of Cosmo online, visit www.cosmo.ph, become a fan on Facebook via Facebook.com/cosmopolitan.ph, and follow them on Twitter via Twitter.com/cosmo_ph.


Cosmopolitan magazine is available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and MCA Music bring Greyson Chance to Manila this November!



The excitement can no longer be contained with barely a week to go before 14 year-old singer-songwriter and pianist, Greyson Chance invades Manila for a promo tour on November 18 to 22! Be further enthralled by his impeccable voice and amazing talent and catch Greyson ‘live’ during his meet & greet and showcase on November 19 in Eastwood Mall Open Park at 7pm and on November 20 in Venice Piazza Mall in Mckinley Hill at 7pm. Eastwood Mall and Venice Piazza at Mckinley Hill are two of Metro Manila’s premier themed lifestyle centers owned by Megaworld Corporation. Greyson Chance’s back-to-back mall shows will definitely be a satisfying experience for thousands of fans who will not only get to witness him perform his chart-topping hit songs such as “Waiting Outside The Lines” and “Unfriend You” among many others, but will also be able to have their copies of his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night autographed by their idol himself.  Enjoy sweet serenades from MCA Music’s freshest teen acoustic-pop duo, Krissy & Ericka and acoustic sweetheart Sabrina who will also perform in these series of mall shows. Aside from this, Greyson will also do TV guestings and other enjoyable promo activities everyone should watch out for!


Deemed to be the next big thing in the music industry and “the next Justin Bieber”, Greyson Chance has gone farther than most young musicians ever dreamt of—from being a YouTube sensation earning 40 million views for his outstanding cover performance of  Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” (which got him discovered by Ellen DeGeneres) to having accomplished two successful North American tours, performing at the White House, national television appearances appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Good Morning America,” and now co-writing his debut album titled Hold On ‘Til The Night which earned millions of acclaimed reviews worldwide.


Hold On ‘Til The Night not only showcases Greyson’s talents as a songwriter, vocalist and piano player but also his wide range of influences. From the empowerment ballad “Waiting Outside the Lines” to the light-hearted up tempo “Little London Girl,” Hold On ‘Til The Night takes the listener on a journey of teenage love and heartbreak complete with undeniably catchy hooks and Greyson’s signature powerful vocals. Greyson Chance’s debut album is exclusively distributed under MCA Music, Inc.

Greyson Chance Live In Manila is presented to you by MCA Music and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. Also by our valued media partners, MYX- the official music channel of Greyson Chance in Manila; today’s best music, Magic 89.9-the official radio station of Greyson Chance in Manila; Yahoo Philippines- the official online partner; Total Girl Magazine, Business World, HerWord.com, ETC, JackTV, 2nd Avenue, Juan Manila Express, Social Plus Magazine, Astroplus, Orange Magazinetv.com, Odyssey Music and Video, BND Hair Gallery (For inquiries call 494 32 70, 492 64 91) and Eastwood Richmonde Hotel-the official residence of Greyson Chance in Manila.

                              

Get Greyson Chance’s latest hit singles on your cellphones!!!

To Download “Waiting Outside The Lines” as a ringback tone:

Text KJ247 and send to 2332 for Globe and Touch Mobile subscribers
Text LINES and send to 2728 for Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers
Text 5491744 and send to 2300 for SUN subscribers


To Download “Unfriend You” as a ringback tone:

Text KK849 and send to 2332 for Globe and Touch Mobile subscribers
Text UNFRIEND and send to 2728 for Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers
Text 5492923 and send to 2300 for SUN subscribers

Friday, November 18, 2011

Xian Lim - Ako'y Sa'yo Lamang

After making everyone melt with his surprisingly kilig tandem with Kim Chiu in My Binondo Girl, Xian Lim releases his self-composed single, Ako'y Sa'yo Lamang. The song is used as the theme to the "Jandy" or "Jade and Andy" romantic moments in MBG.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

102 Paseo: The Philippines' First and Only Loans Concept Store


In lieu with the celebration of the 160th anniversary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank launches yet another banking innovation through the country's first and only Loans Concept Store: 102 Paseo.


The Loans Concept Store was built for individuals who wishes to explore opportunities in acquiring their dream ca, house and business. 102 Paseo addresses clients' concerns and options over coffee in a comfy and relaxed atmosphere.


102 Paseo features its dream coaches, people who understand the needs of consumers and offer attainable solutions. With the dream coaches's help, questions are answered, possibilities are explored, preferences are prioritized, and options are made available. Through 102 Paseo's dream coaches, it will be easier to determine what steps to make one's dreams come true.


Don't let your dreams wait too long. Visit 102 Paseo at 102 Paseo de Roxas corner Nieva Street, Makati City near the Enterprise Center.

Greyson Chance Live!


Multi-hyphenated American teen Youtube sensation Greyson Chance will be in Manila to perform a back-to-back show at the Eastwood Mall Open Park, Quezon City on November 19, 7pm and at Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio on November 20, 8pm.

A trip back to the 80s with Go West Live at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls brought 80s English pop duo Go West last November 11 and 12 and melted the hearts of the nostalgic Filipino audience with their feel good music.


The Go West duo, comprised of lead vocalist/drummer Peter Cox and vocalist/guitarist Richard Drummie went to Manila for a special two-day concert at the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls where they treated the concert-goers to a musical journey back to the 80s once again.


The "King of Wishful Thinking" duo performed on a back-to-back concert on November 11 in Eastwood City, Quezon City and November 12 at Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.


Started in 1985, they landed at the top 5 in both the UK and US hit charts with "We Close Our Eyes", winning the Best Newcomer trophy at the Brit Awards in 1986. Their songs were such hits that one was even awarded the most played song in the US airwaves.


For more information, call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-0888, 709-9888, and 09178380111. Log on to facebook.com/eastwoodcity and facebook.com/venicepiazza. Get quick updates by following twitter.com/eastwoodmall and twitter.com/venicepiazza.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coca-Cola brings Pinoys together for a Magical Christmas Kick-off

Coca-Cola brings Pinoys together for a Magical Christmas Kick-off Coca-Cola Caravan & Araneta Center Giant Tree Lighting held

 It could have been just another typical day but Christmas came early at the Araneta Center last November 12, 2011.

The Araneta Coliseum parking lot once again magically transformed into one merry Christmasville where people celebrated happy moments as one. The young, the young at heart, barangays, barkadas, kapuso, kapatid, kapamilya and everyone in between came together for a worthwhile time of sharing and to usher in a happy holiday season at the Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan and the annual Araneta Center Giant Tree Lighting.

No question, it’s the most anticipated Christmas get-together in town, which all started with a gleeful welcome from the Coca-Cola Agawin ang Eksena winners who performed melodic renditions of well-loved carols. And while everyone was getting their Yuletide groove on, the Coca-Cola Music Bus spread happiness around the center, showering partakers with a total experience matched with an ice-cold Coke and gifts aplenty.

But all those were just juicy appetizers to the bigger, more heartwarming surprises. One of which was a succulent Noche Buena feast whipped up by tinsel town’s beloved teen celebrities who served guests with mouth-watering eats like barbecues, pizza, ice cream, cotton candy, even our favorite Christmas delights, putobumbong and bibingka. The best part? Our one and only Coca-Cola, was overflowing, delighting guests with its refreshingly unique fizz and delicious taste that gives that aaahhh to every meal; that uplifting zing we have all grown to love and share with our loved ones.

But this isn’t the usual fiesta of stars. In the spirit of Christmas, these celebrities from different stations came together as one whole happy family. Leading this heartwarming joining of hands were Coca-Cola ambassadors Kathryn Bernardo, Joseph Marco, Julia Montes and Enchong Dee. With ABS-CBN young idols Empress Schuck, Jessy Mendiola and Arron Villaflor along with GMA stars Kris Bernal, Rocco Nacino, Steven Silva, Sef Cadayona, Diva Montelaba, Barbie Forteza and Joshua Dionisio, they all shared wonderful moments together just like every Pinoy family will—laughing, bonding and exchanging stories over warm, delicious meals and a Coke.

The young stars weren’t only there for the eating spree and merriment. More importantly, they were also there to lend a hand to our less fortunate fellowmen. Throughout the caravan, they encouraged guests to donate whatever they can for the Manila Boystown, making the day even more worthwhile; making Christmas merrier for those who will be blessed with the heartfelt gifts collected.

Of course, the heart of the occasion remained to be the traditional lighting of the Araneta Center giant Christmas tree, which was made grander and even more sparkling this year. In fact, it’s the 30th year this custom was celebrated. Standing at almost 100ft. this year’s tree is bedecked with more than 10, 000 lights and hundreds of stars and Coca-Cola Christmas balls, with huge ribbons and colorful gift boxes as accents. Through the years, it has been a beacon of hope among the Filipinos; a most cherished icon that signals the beginning of the holiday season and reminds us to always believe in the magic and happiness it brings, the same way Coca-Cola inspires. A special toast and an awe-inspiring fireworks display followed once the tree has been fully lit and glowing. 

And yes, that’s not all! The food party and tree lighting extravaganza were followed by a jam-packed dance concert featuring the young stars and the hottest Pinoy bands of today, the Aspog Band and Spongecola. It was a musical showdown like no other, leaving everyone who joined the party on high spirits.

Throughout the night, Coca-Cola ambassadors also gave away special raffle prizes. What did these lucky guests get? Big red boxes filled with surprising Christmas treats, perfect for sharing and spreading the love this Christmastime! Well, you could get one for yourself or the whole family when you join the Coca-Cola Christmas Box Surprize Promo. In this easy-win promo, you not only get the chance to win Noche Buena gift baskets, Coca-Cola products, Bench gift certificates, cool gadgets like iPads, digital cameras, PS3s, Wii and others, you might also take home a whopping Php 1M pesos!

Open holiday happiness now for people you cherished most with a Coca-Cola Christmas Box! Just follow these simple steps: (1) Drink Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite or Royal Tru Orange in any 400ml, 500mL, 750mL, 1Liter, 1.25L, 1.5Liter or 2Liter packs; (2) Collect 2 caps in exchange for 1 raffle coupon which may be claimed at participating sari-sari stores, public market stalls, Coke sales offices and Coke Dealers redemption centers from November 1 to December 30, 2011 only; (3) Text in the code in the coupon to join the electronic raffle. It’s that easy! Winners will be selected per area nationwide, daily. The Coca-Cola Christmas Boxes will be delivered right to the winners’ doorsteps! See posters and visit coca-cola.com.ph for more details.

The annual celebration of food, music and happiness surely took to a whole new high with fun and heartwarming moments shared only in the best of ways. The season of true joy is now officially opened and refreshed! Now, don’t you just wish it’s Christmas day, everyday?

For more updates and highlights of the caravan, visit the Coca-Cola fan page on Facebook or go to coca-cola.com.ph. Para sa Pagsasamang Hahanap-hanapin. Open Coca-Cola, Open Happiness.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Win a Trip for 2 to Taipei!



Promo Period is from November 17- December 17,2011
1) The promo is open to all males and females.
2) Every purchase of two (2) tickets to the “Winter White Christmas” event at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink entitles the customer to one (1) raffle coupon and gets the chance to win two (2) round trip tickets to Taiwan.
3) Fill out the raffle coupon with your complete name, address, contact number, email and affixed signature on the space provided.
4) Drop your raffle entry in the drop box located at SM Ice Skating cashiers.
5) Deadline for submission of entries is on December 17,2011 at 9 pm. Raffle draw will be on December 19,2011, 2 pm at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink office. A DTI representative will be invited to witness the draw.
6) There will be one (1) winner. The winner will be notified via registered mail, email and phone call.
7) To claim the prize, winner must present his/ her copy of the winning stub, registered mail and two (2) valid IDs at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink Office from December 20-31,2011 from 10 am- 8 pm.
8) The winner will be receiving a congratulatory letter that states his/ her prize and he/ she must claim the actual round trip tickets at G/F Unit 1, Golden Empire Tower,1322 Roxas Boulevard cor. Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila. The validity of his/ her tickets will be six (6) months from date of issuance.
9) The applicable tourist visa fees and accommodation of the winner and his/ her companion will not be shouldered by the SM Ice Skating.
10) The winner and his/ her companion will be responsible for acquiring their passports, visas and all other travel documents and all travel related expenses and taxes not covered by the price.
11) All expenses related to the claiming or availing of the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner, including but not limited to government or airport taxes, carrier surcharges, service charges, local transportation, insurance, passport, meals, beverages, incidental charges and gratuities.
12) Actual date of travel is subject to availability at the time of booking.
13) Round trip tickets are subject to the terms and conditions of the airline travel partner of SM Ice Skating.
14) Prizes are transferable but not convertible to cash.
15) Prizes not claimed after the claiming period will be forfeited in favor of SM Ice Skating with prior DTI approval.
16) The winner authorizes SM Ice Skating to disclose and publish his/ her name, photos and other particulars determined by SM Ice Skating to any person and in any mode or manner as SM Ice Skating may deem appropriate.
17) Winners will get their tickets (round trip to Manila-Taipei-Manila) valid for six (6) months.
18) Employees of Family Entertainment Center, Inc. and its event organizers, agencies, promo suppliers and their relatives up to the 4th degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promo.