Friday, December 30, 2011

Top Five New Year’s Resolutions for Students: Post-it® and Scotch® Brands Help You Stick to Them


New Year’s Day brings cheer and excitement to everybody. And as we start each year, we tend to be driven by the tradition of having all sorts of “New Year’s Resolutions”. Go for a healthy lifestyle. Read a book each month. Save up. Be organized in a creative way.­­­­­­­­­­­­ Cherish each moment. And the list goes on.

In order to stay committed to your resolutions, you need to have the right tools to help keep you motivated. For that reason, 3M Post-it® and Scotch® Brands are here to provide you ways on how to stick to the plan:

1.      Be a fitness buff in the making. Keeping a healthy lifestyle requires discipline and planning. Using Post-it® Original Notes, create a weekly list of the foods that you should only buy and eat (this can also help you avoid overspending), workouts that you should perform, target glasses of water to intake, and go post it on your fridge door so you may be guided accordingly. 

2.      Be a book buddy. Making time to read a book or two each month doesn’t actually hurt. Reading can take you to various places, widen your horizon, and inspire you to think outside the box. For you to always be on track, make your own booklist for the 12 months of the year using Post-it® Notes Ruled Pad. Start with a classic or a short adult fiction novel that fits your personality. After that, you can check on sites with the latest top reads. Do not be afraid to venture onto genres unfamiliar to you. If you’re the chick-lit kind of a girl, why not try reading adventure novels? Being open to different kinds of books will help you discover yourself more!

3.      Save up to be a good steward. At an early age, being a good steward of your weekly or monthly allowance could be a sign of maturity. So in starting the year right, make a list of your expenses using Post-it® Notes, and monitor it on a regular basis.  Be sure to always set aside money for savings.

4.    De-clutter your study corner creatively. It’s time to shove the cobwebs, dust off your study table and get ready to turn that little corner of your room into an eighth wonder of the world. You may start by throwing out unnecessary litter and putting your last semester handouts inside a folder. You may label your collated files using Post-it® Page Markers. Add an artsy vibe to your study by placing inspirational posters and photos on your wall using Scotch® Reusable Mounting Tabs and Strips. Worry not because these mounting strips promise damage-free walls which are easy to remove without peeling off the paint!
5.      Cherish and capture life. One way to stay creative is to take inspiration from your own memories. Take snap shots of your fondest moments with your family, friends or any random happening in your life. Stick these photos and create your own photo mosaic wall by using Scotch® Reusable Mounting Tabs and Strips! With this, you may easily go back to the good old days and consider yourself blessed.

As Oprah Winfrey puts it, “Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”

With these 3M innovative products and tips, you can grace 2012 with sheer happiness and success.

New Year Resolutions you can stick with! – Post-it® Notes shares Top Resolutions for 2012


New Year is all about beginnings – looking forward to what’s in store for us in the coming year. But the New Year is also about looking back and reflecting on the changes we want (or need) to make. With this in mind, we spawn a long list of resolutions and cross our fingers in hopes of keeping them.
On anyone’s goal for the New Year, getting organized consistently makes it to the list. Whether you want to organize your home so you can invite more friends over or your work place so you can be more productive, putting things in place is always a smart idea. Unfortunately, many of our resolutions are forgotten by the time February and March roll in. With the right tools, you can stick to your resolutions and embrace the upcoming year with hope and purpose.
3M Philippines along with Post-it® and Scotch® Brands share some New Year’s resolutions for a more organized and well-rounded 2012:
1. Resolve to maximize your calendar. Your calendar will help you keep track of your dates, meetings, activities, vacations as well as important anniversaries and birthdays. As the year gets busier, you can be assured that you won’t forget important dates and won’t have to keep wracking your overtaxed mind to remember them. Whether you use a small organizer or a big wall calendar, Post-it® Notes can help you stick to this resolution.
2. Resolve to get fit and healthy. Even the smallest changes can make a big difference in your fitness and health regimen. Leave yourself reminders to take even just 10 minutes to get off the chair and walk around the block. Keep a shopping list of healthy foods or a list of substitutes for your favorite junk foods such as baked potatoes in place of French fries or unsalted pretzels and popcorn rather than potato chips. Jot them down on Post-it® Notes Ruled Pad or you can even opt to use Post-it® Super Sticky Notes which are perfect for vertical and hard-to-stick surfaces. These notes hold stronger and longer than other notes so you can be sure to remind yourself that you don’t have to make great sacrifices to be healthy.
3. Resolve to manage your expenses. Learn to control your spending by planning your budget ahead of time. List your regular sources of income and expected expenses such as rent, monthly mobile phone bill and groceries. This way, you can already get a picture of where your money goes, putting you in control of your finances.
4. Resolve to spend more time with those you love. When you create your calendar, plan vacations ahead of time because more often than not, work will intrude on the precious moments you can get with your loved ones. A weekend away with the family or even just a night out with friends is sure to build good memories that will last the rest of your life. Stick Post-it® Notes on your calendar for details like where, when and with whom you will spend your time with.
5. Resolve to stick to your resolutions. Your resolutions are made so you can enjoy the coming year better than the last. But remember that these resolutions are for the long run and need a lot of effort in order to create the right habits. Help yourself out by making a list of your resolutions and sticking them on your wall. Make it your own by customizing it any way you want – through words, pictures or sketches. Use Scotch® Reusable Mounting Products to avoid damaging your walls. They come in tabs, sheets and strips that remove easily and cleanly so you can remove and relocate them quickly.
Through its innovative products, 3M Philippines can help you turn your resolutions into a reality so you can have the best year yet!
3M, Post-it® Notes and Scotch® Brands are trademarks of 3M.

BPI Treats Clients to a David’s Salon Pampering Promo


The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the country’s leader in electronic banking, and David’s Salon, the largest chain of salons, are set to bring a thrilling reward as they introduce the “Pay Easy, Be Gorgeous” Promo.  By simply enrolling a deposit account, and paying a bill through BPI Express Online during the promo duration, clients will be qualified to receive a coupon which entitles them to a free treatment at David’s Salon, including a haircut, manicure, OR pedicure at participating David’s Salon branches. 

Providing clients with efficient ways to do their financial transactions through BPI express Online, BPI gives clients more time for other things that count such as bonding together or pampering themselves at David’s Salon. 

“At BPI, clients enjoy ‘less banking time and more me-time’. Now, with this partnership with David’s Salon, we encourage our clients to make more time for the things that really count by choosing to manage their accounts easily and conveniently with BPI Express Online,” shares Anj Mirasol, Senior Manager, BPI.

BPI takes pride in offering fast, easy and secure online financial transactions to every client. As the country’s top internet banking site (2011 Best Consumer Internet Bank, Global Finance) BPI gives clients more time that they need for themselves by providing them an easy and convenient banking lifestyle.

“It takes customers around 45 minutes to pay bills the usual manner.  Through BPI Express Online, bills can be paid in less than a minute, thus giving clients extra minutes for more exciting activities,” shares Patrick Zulueta, Assistant Manager, BPI. Some of the top merchants payable via BPI Express Online are: BPI Mastercard, Ateneo de Manila, Globe Handyphone, PLDT, Meralco, Manila Water Company, Sky Cable, and Philippine Red Cross.
  
The “Pay Easy, Be Gorgeous” Promo is open to existing BPI, BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Direct clients. Promo runs until February 26, 2012. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 9249, Series of 2011. 

For more information about BPI 24/7 Banking, visit www.bpiexpressonline.com . 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Julien Drolon - Pasko na Sinta Ko

PASKO NA SINTA KO - French/Tagalog version by Julien Drolon ft Jack Rufo


Julien Drolon once again added a French touch to a classic OPM. can't help but love this French guy even more!

Picture-Perfect Mario Maurer from Penshoppe: The Encore


 
   
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 


 

 


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Xian Lim plays the piano

as requested by Team KimXi, here's the video of Xian Lim playing the piano. it's just a 13-second video but you can clearly hear he's playing his song, Ako'y Sa'yo Lamang.

video


Xian Lim was on break so he decided to play to kill time. it was 5am and he's obviously trying to keep himself awake.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wu Chun for Levi's



just how hot is he? can you just imagine what it's like if everytime you go to a mall and pass by a Levi's store, you'd see Wu Chun and his hotness? unfortunately, this Levi's campaign is only for China, Hongkong and Taiwan. don't you wish this campaign is all over Asia instead? i sure do.

until the people of Levi's Asia realizes this, we can only watch these videos..

Monday, December 19, 2011

Xian Lim does a congratulatory video for my newlywed friends

we happened to bump into Xian Lim and Kim Chiu who were in the midst of taping their show My Binondo Girl at 5am in the lobby of a hotel. the bride was crushing on Xian Lim that we made it a mission to get him to congratulate them on their wedding day. we almost lost hope because we couldn't get him, but, lo and behold, on the day of the wedding, there he was at the hotel lobby. nice guy that he was, he obliged to our request even though he's tired and bored.

video

everyone in the reception were surprised when the video was played as part of the wedding AVP because there's a celebrity greeting the newlyweds.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Penshoppe: The Encore featuring Mario Maurer

December 13, 2011 - Honestly, I'm not 100% well. I'm about to get sick, I know my asthma is just around the corner, a stone's throw from me, but I'm fighting it. I REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO SICKNESS. Not this week. I can get sick next week, but please, not this week. I've got loads of things to do, lots of places to go to. I have a "field trip" on Thursday. I've got a wedding to attend to on Saturday (which will take away my Friday because of a really early call time the next day). Friends of mine who they say I match-made are getting married, and it is a must that I attend their wedding.

Anyway, forget about being/getting sick, and the things I have to do, places I have to go to. Let's focus on what happened today, December 13, 2011. 

Today, Penshoppe's The Encore Fashion Show was held at the SMX Convention Center and it featured once again Thai heartthrob, Mario Maurer. It was a 20-minute show that featured the brand's Spring/Summer collection. Also, a 15-minute post-show with Kat Alano was held for 2 raffles that gave 10 lucky audience a Penshoppe gift bag each, and another lucky 10 who received Mario Maurer-autographed Penshoppe shirts. This also gave a little time for a very short interview with Mario and to give him a birthday surprise since he turned 23 last week.

But, you may ask, just how charming Mario Maurer is? Why was there such a huge fuzz and hype about this Thai heartthrob? Here are behind-the-scenes videos of him on Penshoppe photoshoot for his campaign and you be the judge:


This charming Thai heartthrob made me forget I haven't eaten since I woke up, and we all know people who are about to get sick shouldn't go hungry because they're supposed to take meds, right? Well, let's just say his smile was just like food and his presence gave me overdose. 

I was actually there at the PICC the first time he was in the country back in October but I haven't blogged about it because I totally forgot about it. I even bumped into him at the fire exit and was able to take pics of him exiting the hall. Not really on a paparazzi mode, it was just pure luck and chance. And perfect timing. I guess I've got to trust my instincts after all. 

Photos from the event to follow. And also maybe photos from the first event to. Maybe.  ☺

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Viral Factor [逆战] Trailer



Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou teams up with Hongkong superstar Nicholas Tse in this action-packed movie, The Viral Factor. In theaters 2012.

Sponge Cola receives Diamond Record Award for Tambay




Sponge Cola may well be considered one of the most successful bands of this generation, spawning numerous hits, sold-out concerts, and multi-platinum albums. Last Sunday, the band reached another milestone as it was awarded the elusive Diamond Record Award for their Tambay EP, which sold more than 150,000 units.

“To all those who continue to support Sponge Cola, maraming maraming salamat po,” says band frontman Yael Yuzon. “This recognition is overwhelming. Rest assured that we, Sponge Cola, will continue to make good music for everyone.”

Composed of Yael (vocals/guitars), Erwin Armovit (lead guitars), Gosh Dilay (bass) and new member Tedmark Cruz (drums), Sponge Cola has consistently been churning hits after hits after hits since their first release in 2004. All members of the band are Ateneo De Manila University graduates.

Their impressive line-up of hits includes, among others, Gemini, Bitiw, Puso, Tambay, Regal, and their current hit Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay from their latest album Araw. Oras. Tagpuan.

Spongecola also made impressive covers of Madonna’s Crazy For You and APO’s Saan Na Nga Ba Ang Barkada and Nakapagtataka

Araw. Oras. Tagpuan. is still available at all record bars nationwide and includes the hits Tambay, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, among many others.

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A Healthy Year to Start with Soyami this 2012


Everyone’s wishing this new year, 2012, is a better year for everyone! So let's kick in for 2012!

Have yourself a simple ways to jumpstart your health this 2012! 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.


That’s why Soyami chose Fitness First for their tie-up for this year’s healthiest deal! Soyami is now offering a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips (flavors: Original, White Cheddar and Pizza) and get 3-day-free trial pass on the world’s largest health and fitness group, Fitness First. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this coming year so we present to you a special limited offer – with every purchase of a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips from us, you’ll receive a 3 day FREE pass from the top fitness gym in the Philippines – Fitness First.

Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Proteinand Calcium and O% transfatSoyami 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.

So hurry and grab your Soyami Soya Chips Trial Pack now and start snacking healthy. Make the right choice with Fitness First and Soyami! Limited stocks only!

Visit www.amsoyami.com for more information about our products. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/healthysoyami and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthysoyami.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rustan's Beauty Source: The answer to all your skincare worries!




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Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault (痞子英雄首部曲:全面開戰) 前導預告2 Teaser Trailer




This movie originated from a TV drama series of the same title in 2009, which starred F4 member Vic Chou and then-newcomer Mark Chao. Come January 13, 2012, Mark Chao stars in the prequel movie of the TV drama series.

As a fan of the drama, even though Vic Chou isn't going to be in it, I am looking forward to this movie. I expect it to be as explosive and as action-packed as the drama. I want to be as excited as I used to be when I was watching when it was still on TV. I want to be kept hanging on to my seat with the stunts and the gun fights. In short, I hope this movie impresses me, so I'm looking forward to it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

MICHAEL JACKSON: IMMORTAL


MICHAEL JACKSON'S IMMORTAL DELUXE ALBUM (PhP550): NOW AVAILABLE IN ALL YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC STORES NATIONWIDE!






After spending a year in the studio working with Michael’s original multi-track master recordings, esteemed musical designer, Kevin Antunes, created this new soundscape to Michael’s artistry while preserving the power and familiarity of his unparalleled voice and his legendary tracks. The result was not just a unique musical journey through Michael’s world fully complimenting the creative vision of writer/director Jamie King for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour show, but also an album that offers a fresh listening experience. - www.MichaelJackson.com





Cirque du Soleil performs to over 100 minutes of reimagined and redesigned greatest hits of the late King of Pop in the Michael Jackson IMMORTAL World Tour. The 2-disc deluxe edition offers listeners the chance to relive music from the Immortal show from beginning to end as it is experienced during the performance of the show.








IMMORTAL Deluxe Edition Track Listing

Disc 1
"Working Day and Night (Immortal Version)"
"The Immortal Intro (Immortal Version)"
"Childhood (Immortal Version)"
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Immortal Version)"
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Immortal Version)"
"Dancing Machine/Blame It on the Boogie (Immortal Version)"
"Ben (Immortal Version)"
"This Place Hotel (Immortal Version)"
"Smooth Criminal (Immortal Version)"
"Dangerous (Immortal Version)"
"The Mime Segment: (I Like) The Way You Love Me/Speed Demon/Another Part of Me (Immortal Version)"
"J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save (Immortal Version)"
"Speechless/Human Nature (Immortal Version)"
"Is It Scary/Threatened (Immortal Version)"
"Thriller (Immortal Version)"

Disc 2
"You Are Not Alone/I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Immortal Version)"
"Beat It/State of Shock (Immortal Version)"
"Jam (Immortal Version)"
"Planet Earth/Earth Song (Immortal Version)"
"Scream/Little Susie (Immortal Version)"
"Gone Too Soon (Immortal Version)"
"They Don't Care About Us (Immortal Version)"
"Will You Be There (Immortal Version)"
"I'll Be There (Immortal Version)"
"Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black or White (Immortal Version)"
"Man in the Mirror (Immortal Version)"
"Remember the Time/Bad (Immortal Version)"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fashionably Affordable: Get Laud Christmas Promo for 2011

GET LAUD wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Because you're special. GET LAUD IS TREATING ALL OF YOU! GET 2012 tabletop calendars for free!

In every calendar, enjoy GET LAUD coupons for a special treat each in store month of 2012


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GET LAUD Privilege Cardholders are more than obliged to join.

This promo is not valid with any other promotions and discounts except the GET LAUD Privilege Card. Make it a shopping date at GET LAUD. Promo period is from November 23, 2011 to January 15, 2012.

What are you waiting for? Shop now and GET LAUD 2012 Calendar today!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Huawei Launches MediaPad – World’s first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb Dual-Core Tablet












MediaPad is set to transform consumers’ entertainment experience


Manila, Philippines, 01 December 2011: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the Huawei MediaPad, the world’s first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet. The MediaPad is a complete entertainment powerhouse driven by Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.2GHz processor, supported by Google Android Market.

The MediaPad provides a fabulous user-experience in a stylish, high-performing and ultra-portable package.

The MediaPad is Huawei Device’s smartest, slimmest and lightest tablet yet, measuring just 10.5mm (0.4 inches) deep and weighing approximately 390g (0.86 pounds). It supports 1080P full HD video playback and features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and 5 megapixel auto focus rear facing camera with HD video recording capabilities. With HSPA+ 14.4Mbps and high-speed WiFi 802.11n Internet connectivity, the MediaPad doesn’t just entertain – it keeps you connected at an instant.

“With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance are within anyone’s reach. The 7-inch tablet remains the preferred size for portability, and Android Honeycomb 3.2 is dedicated to enhance the full potential of 7-inch tablets. Huawei is very pleased to be the first to offer this package to consumers globally and most especially here in the Philippines.” said Zack Zhangxiang, Device Group Head of Huawei Philippines. “The MediaPad opens up new worlds of entertainment for consumers by removing the barriers to tablet ownership, enabling access to a truly high-quality mobile entertainment experience.”

An Out-of-this-World Entertainment Experience
The MediaPad supports HSPA+ data services, Flash 10.3 videos and comes preinstalled with applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Let's Golf and Documents to Go. With the 7-inch IPS touch screen, the MediaPad offers a standout visual experience for photos, movies and applications. Entertainment and gaming experience are taken to the next level with the MediaPad’s 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, HD playback and HDMI port.

With MediaPad, Huawei Device aims to reach a significant number of its target market, Young Social Networkers (YSNs).

Emerald Dimapilis, Terminal Marketing Manager of HUAWEI Device Philippines expressed: “YSNs are all around us. Wherever you are in the world – whether it in a bar in New York, a coffee shop in Makati, a beach in Palawan, or a busy shopping street in London – you’ll find groups of YSNs. Progressiveness is the defining characteristic of this group.”

  

Expansion of Huawei Device’s Smart Offerings
The MediaPad builds on the global success of the IDEOS S7 Slim tablet and cements Huawei Device’s ability to cater to the explosive demand for tablets.

According to the International Data Corporation, sales in the tablet market are expected to increase more than fourfold in the next two years. Along with Huawei’s latest range of smart devices, the MediaPad is a prime example of Huawei Device’s focus on the power of practical innovation.

Huawei currently serves 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators. Huwaei Device has achieved success in the operator resale market, and is a leading vendor in Mobile Broadband and Convergence device field. The company provides a diverse range of network devices including handsets, mobile broadband devices, convergence devices, and video solutions. It has partnered with more than 470 operators in more than 130 countries.

Technical Specs

 Android Honeycomb 3.2 OS
 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
 10.5mm (0.4 inches) slim, ~390g weight (0.86 pounds)
 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP auto focus rear facing camera with HD video recording capabilities
 HSPA+ 14.4 Mbps, WiFi 11n
 Dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor
 Over 6 hours battery life
 1080P full HD playback and HDMI port
 Flash 10.3 


About Huawei Device
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.'s products cover a wide range of market sectors including mobile phones, mobile broadband devices, and home devices. Our products also include the Hi Space App Store and the Management Cloud, which are solutions that make devices smarter and easier to use. With our primary focus on the consumers, Huawei Device is committed to creating the most influential smart device brands in the world, providing user-friendly mobile Internet experiences. As of the end of 2010, Huawei Device's products were available through more than 500 operators all over the world. Huawei Device has established strategic partnerships with many of the world's leading operators including Telefónica, China Mobile, Vodafone, T-Mobile, BT, China Telecom, NTT Docomo, France Telecom, and China Unicom.
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