Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Callalily has every reason to sing Pasasalamat; releases new album this September


After seven fruitful years in the recording industry, rock band Callalily remains to be one of the country’s foremost acts, and the band has all the reason to be thankful. The band’s gratitude is lovingly expressed in their newest single Pasasalamat, which will be part of their soon-to-be-released first album under Universal Records.

The band is composed of Kean Cipriano, Tatsi Jamnague, Aaron Ricafrente and Lemuel Belaro.

“We have all the reasons to be thankful,” says frontman Kean Cipriano. “Seven years into the business and we are still here. We are grateful. Plus, we are with a new label Universal Records.”

Pasasalamat is a tribute to their fans, who have selflessly and tirelessly supported the band.

 Download Pasasalamat FULL SONG here: http://www.mymusicstore.com.ph/music/465333/Pasasalamat.html


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Esquire Financing: Devoted to the Philippines' Economic Growth

President Aquino’s SONA reflects ESQUIRE FINANCING’s devotion to Philippines’ economic growth.

Data from the Bangko Sentral showed that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make up 99.6 percent of the total number of enterprises, account for almost 70 percent of total jobs generated, and contribute 32 percent of the GDP.

President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino‘s recent State of The Nation Address (SONA) stirred up hope and inspiration, given the numbers from Bangko Sentral. Aside from a rundown of his cabinet’s accomplishments and to do list, Aquino proudly emphasized that “what was once the sick man of Asia now brims with vitality”. The President substantiated this claim with the 6.4 percent growth in the GDP in the first quarter of the year, the highest in Southeast Asia. Aquino shared how commentators from the international community have lauded these achievements, with Foreign Policy Magazine even calling the Philippines “Asia’s Next Tiger” and financial giant Morgan Stanley investing a billion dollars in Philippine markets.

ESQUIRE FINANCING Inc’s President/CEO Rajan Uttamchandani shares the country leader’s and the international media’s optimism and believes that more small and medium entrepreneurs take advantage of the strong economy. EFI, the leader in Growth Stage financing, provides hassle-free and non-collateral business loans to growing businesses.

For more information on ESQURE FINANCING INC. visit www.esquire.com.ph or contact david@esquire.com.ph or call 0917.513.5573

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gloc-9 gives in to fans’ requests; holds show at Eastwood

Rapper Gloc-9 broke sales records when he launched his newest album Mga Kwento Ng Makata (MKNM) in three different malls. The success of the string of shows fanned out requests for him to do another show, and with the overwhelming support Gloc-9 and his album MKNM are enjoying, this gifted rapper is more than willing to oblige.

This August 17, 7 p.m.,  Gloc-9 will be having a special MKNM show at the Eastwood Central Plaza featuring Ebe Dancel, Denise Barbacena, Q-York, Mike Swift, Silent Sanctuary, among others.

Fans who will purchase the CD at the venue will have free limited edition MKNM lanyards and poster, on a first come, first served basis.

MKNM, upon its release, immediately topped the albums and singles chart of downloading site, www.mymusicstore.com.ph.

Gloc-9 adds that he is ultimately satisfied with MKNM, which includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry – Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, among others.

Gloc-9 admits being super proud of the album’s single Sirena, which talks about the story of a responsible gay man. The song also features Ebe Dancel.

“I think this is the first time that a song about a gay man is presented in a first person’s point of view,” explains Gloc-9. “I worked very hard on this song for it not to be offending to anyone.”

The music video of Sirena also boasts of Boy Abunda’s participation.

The rapper also adds that MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records, where he joins its elite roster of artists like Gary Valenciano, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sam Concepcion, among others.

“I am very thankful that Universal welcomed me into their stable,” concludes Gloc-9. “I am looking forward to doing more projects with my new label.”

DOWNLOAD "SIRENA" HERE:http://mymusicstore.com.ph/music/gloc-9/453669/Sirena.html


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MKNM (Mga Kwento ng Makata) Tracklist:

1. Balak ni Syke
2. Apatnapungbara feat. Ian Tayao
3. Silup feat. Denise Barbacena
4. Alalay ng hari feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga
5. Sirena feat. Ebe Dancel
6. Hindi mo nadinig feat. Jay Durias
7. Sino (interlude)
8. Salarin feat. Bamboo Manalac
9. Inday feat. Cathy Go
10. Bakit hindi feat. Billy Crawford
11. Malakas (interlude)
12. Pison feat. Chito Miranda
13. Thankful feat. Maychelle Baay of Moonstar88 & Bambu

Bonus Tracks
14. Hari ng tondo feat. Denise Barbacena
15. Kung tama Siya feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kissjane

Christian Bautista celebrates 10th anniversary with ‘X Class’ concert

The secret to Christian Bautista’s success is his constant evolution throughout his 10-year-old singing career. From the lanky, Josh Groban-like singing search contestant, he has evolved into the country’s biggest Asiansation.

Christian’s 10th anniversary concert X Class, October 6,7,12,13,14 at the Meralco Theater, spares no cent to ensure that the public experience a totally different musical experience – from changing sets to jaw-dropping technology to beautiful music and amazing performances. This concert also celebrates his birthday month.

“This concert will be so different from all the other concerts I’ve done before,” says Christian. “I am so excited for this concert because this will be so big and different.”

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Multiply your Generikard loyalty points with Easy Pha-max wheatgrass

Here’s a five-month special treat for all the more than 30,000 loyal members of Generika, the fast-expanding drugstore chain selling generic medicines.

Starting this August, you can multiply by 50 your GeneriKard loyalty points when you buy two sachets of Easy Pha-max wheatgrass (pure flavor), the number one organic and natural detoxifying drink that cleanses the blood and eliminates toxins from the body.

Promo will last until December 31 this year, giving you more than enough time to build up your loyalty points and stretch your health budget.

Just go to any of Generika’s 320 branches  located in Metro Manila, Bataan, Baguio City, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Ilocos Norte, Laguna, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Olongapo, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon province and Tacloban City.

For more info, call 890-1111 or toll-free 1-800-10-890-1111 for those living outside of Metro Manila.

SM Megamall Food Sale this Aug 17-19, 2012!


SM Megamall will be having a Food Sale this August 17, 18 and 19, 2012. 
attack! :D

Who missed the 3-day sale at SM Sta. Mesa? I did!

who doesn't hate the rains when you can't get out and your friends are out shopping at SM Sta. Mesa while it's on a 3-day, 70%-off-on-selected-items sale?

with the events going on below and the raffle and its prize that went on, i can't be anymore frustrated than i already am.

Ashley's Day Out at Infinity Tutorial Services

Infinity Tutorial Services had a Family Day last August 3 and I was invited through Buyanihan Digital. It was requested that I bring friends, kid-relatives or friends with kids so we can experience fun and learning altogether. But sadly, those who I have invited weren't able to come due to (about-to-be-super) bad weather. Luckily, I called my aunt asking if I can bring my cousin (who is already an adult) to the Fam Day the next day. She said they'd be coming over to our house the following day so we'd try to make it work from there. She also mentioned she'd be bringing her friend and her friend's grandkid, Ashley, so maybe we can bring them to the event.

Saturday morning, I was expecting them to arrive early/earlier and they arrived at noon. Late! Not that I'm blaming anyone, they're giving me a favor as well, but I have accepted the fact that we are going to be late to the event since it's gonna start at 3pm. We left our place around 3pm and arrived at Infinity around 4:30pm. The fun starts there.

Upon entering Infinity Tutorial Services unit, Ashley instantly said, "Whoa!". She liked it. Cool. There were kids in ballet attire, I think they have just finished their ballet class. We were welcomed by people from both Buyanihan Digital and Infinity and were led to a room where we can paint. 

We probably were in their Arts and Crafts room, then after a while, I looked around the unit and there were play, lecture and dance rooms. The lecture rooms is where I found a kiosk of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass. They probably had lectures about health and healthy eating. I came back and told my aunt about the rooms. Ashley sneaked out of our sight and checked it out for herself, all the while when we were checking out Infinity's brochures. When Ashley came back, she's already loving the place. We let her play, we continued painting (she asked me to make her a butterfly mask because there already was a cat mask). 

Time has come for us to leave and we found Ashley alone in the play room having the time of her life. The other kids were in the dance room learning Karate (they were the kids from Ballet class, imagine how funny that looked), so there aren't many to play with. She still didn't wanna leave so her grandma told her they'd come back, but this time she'll be learning how to play the violin. They were really considering that, me and my aunt on the otherhand, are thinking of enrolling as well. I wanted Foreign Languages and violin lessons, I think she wanted violin lessons too, but we're still both busy with me in school and she with business.

For more information about Infinity Tutorial Services and what lessons they offer, call them at (02) 4785957,  09228785919 or 09178005046. E-mail them at CS@infinitytutorial.com. Official website is www.infinitytutorial.com. Give them a visit in Units 1003-1006 Trade and Finance Tower, 7th cor. 32nd Sts., The Fort, Taguig City (near Starbucks, S&R, and St. Luke's Medical Center).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wheatgrass Chronicles Part 6

hello! the wheatgrass chronicles resurfaces once more after quite a (coerced) hiatus. it's been almost two months since the last chronicles and i posted just one blog about wheatgrass the past month. disappointing as it is, i wasn't able to blog as much like before because my monster of a brother have been hoarding the internet. on the bright side, he's leaving again (to my utmost delight and relief) for Australia (and i can't wait for September).

as i have previously written before (have i? i don't remember clearly), i am in a culinary school, training to be a chef (obviously). i have (probably) mentioned i might try and infuse wheatgrass into recipes i'm gonna learn. well, guess what?! the more i learn, the more i realize i couldn't just play with recipes like i used to as it sort of ruin the recipe. well, it's more like playing with it will make or break the recipe.

i also have kept in mind the cardinal rule of wheatgrass that if i infuse wheatgrass into what i'll be making, it should not be heated as it will kill the enzymes of the wheatgrass, and that left me in a standstill. i always have this thought "to do or not to do" whenever i start to think of infusing wheatgrass. i also don't like throwing food. i never have, and now more than ever. i have been growing sick of food as it is what i make every single school day. now, i kind of think i only eat because i have to, and i barely enjoy it. will that change? i hope so. what would that make me? it doesn't look good if a chef isn't a fan of food, right? 

in class, we've been baking the past two months (almost), and will go on for two more months baking before we head to the culinary part of the curriculum. i have thought of making breads infused with wheatgrass and i have finally thought of one bread where i could actually infuse wheatgrass with: croissant. the thing is, it's one hell of a bloody bread as it takes about three days and really very cold dough, butter and hands before i could actually come out with a finished product. but it doesn't really come with the croissant, it's gonna be with the filling which is custard. i have planned to infuse wheatgrass to the custard when it is starting to cool. that way, i wouldn't have violated the cardinal rule of wheatgrass. now that i've thought about it, let me suggest for you to try making wheatgrass leche flan, just add a packet or two when the custard is starting to settle.

another recipe i'm dying to try is Wheatgrass Latte, which is actually the reason i'm writing this post. i have come across a recipe for Matcha (Green Tea) Latte, i thought why not replace matcha with wheatgrass. after all, they look the same but they obviously tastes different.

Wheatgrass Latte
2 packets of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass (Pure or with Honey)
500ml fresh milk (your choice: full cream, low-fat, non-fat, skimmed)
ice (crushed or cubes, your choice)
sugar or honey, to sweeten

in a blender, whip milk until foamy. add the wheatgrass and sweetener. add the ice and blend until it reaches the consistency of a slushy and serve. OR pour into a glass then add the ice cubes and enjoy.

until next post. wishing it'll be within this month.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fra Lippo Lippi’s Per Sorensen is Master of Imperfection

International singer-songwriter Per Sorensen, the voice behind the bestselling Norwegian music export Fra Lippo Lippi, has released his new solo albumMaster of Imperfection, which includes his new recordings of Fra Lippo Lippi’s classics Later and Beauty and Madness.

The album has Loneliness as his first single and a cover of James Taylor’s Fire and Rain.

Master of Imperfection highlights the endearing vulnerability to Per’s voice, where melancholia pours down to the cracks of these tracks.

Per adds, “In 1986, I wrote the song Beauty and Madness with lyricist Rune Kristoffersen for the upcoming Fra Lippo Lippi album Light and Shade (1987). You're either too young to remember, or too old, for that matter. Anyway, I love that song, so I re-recorded it for this album. Hope you like it, too!”

Master of Imperfection includes ten songs, which, hopefully, will lift music fans’ souls for some forty `minutes

"Master of Imperfection" Tracklist:

1. I Hurt You
2. Tell Me Once
3. Will I Recognize
4. Beauty and Madness
5. Later
6. The Truth Behind Our Lies
7. Loneliness
9. The Waiting Game
9. It Could Be Nice
10. Fire and Rain


Thursday, August 2, 2012

One Direction Reach An Incredible 12 Million Sales In Less Than A Year

Band Presented With Special Disc To Celebrate Phenomenal Success (see attached photo – photo credit: Chris Lopez)

One Direction have notched up an incredible 12 million sales worldwide in less than a year including 8 million singles, 3 million albums and a million DVDs. To celebrate this amazing success the band were presented with a special disc last night by Syco and Sony Music.

One Direction’s debut album ‘Up All Night’ has sold over 3 million copies worldwide and has hit No.1 in 16 different countries, including the USA where they became the first ever UK band to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard chart. The album is currently the top selling debut album of 2012 in the US.

In the USA ‘Up All Night’ has been certified platinum with over 1 million sales, whilst ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ has sold over 3 million copies in the US and 5 million worldwide. Their live DVD is also 3 x platinum in the US. In the UK ‘Up All Night’ is at double platinum status, whilst their DVD is the biggest selling music DVD of the year.

Liam from the band says: “We are obviously ecstatic and incredibly humbled by our award today. We have an incredible team of people around us who have helped us achieve this and above all we would like to thank our fans. We owe all our success to them.”

The band will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th, and have been nominated for two awards, Best Pop Act and Best Pop Video. They will play a special concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 3rd, before embarking on a sell-out worldwide tour in 2013. One Direction recently took home three awards at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards including Choice Music Breakout Group, Choice Music Star Group and Choice Summer Song for ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.

One Direction have just celebrated their two year anniversary, marking the time they came together at boot camp on the UK’s X Factor. The band are currently writing and recording their forthcoming second album.
Up All Night CD and Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD is now available in music stores nationwide. Only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

Parokya Ni Edgar releases second volume of Inuman Sessions after eight years

Eight years was all it took for Parokya Ni Edgar to release the follow-up to the phenomenal hit album Inuman Sessions Vol. 1 – aptly titled Inuman Sessions Vol. 2. The project, produced by Universal Records, comes in CD only and DVD with bonus CD formats.

The band’s hits are performed live in the album – Pangarap Lang Kita, Mang Jose, Papa Cologne, One Hit Combo, among others.

“This new volume is actually a continuation of the first,” admits lead vocalist Chito Miranda. “It is a celebration of music, booze, fun, and friendship, just like the first Inuman Session.”

While Inuman Sessions Vol. 1 had the carrier track Yes Yes Show performed by Parokya Ni Edgar, Gloc-9, and the late great Francis M., this new volume opens with Bagsakan, which taps Francis M’s son Frank Magalona to collaborate with Parokya Ni Edgar and Gloc-9.

For Inuman Sessions Vol. 2, the band gathered their legion of fans through their Facebook Fan Page, which has more than two million followers, to treat them to a night of memorable music, good drinks, and strong friendships.

Aside from Gloc-9 and Frank Magalona, Parokya Ni Edgar’s friends Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, Yeng Constantino, and Kamikazee also performed for this project.

Meet the band and be the first to get a copy of the album their album this August 24, Friday, 7 p.m., Eastwood City, Central Plaza. Buyers of the DVD with bonus CD will receive a T-Shirt, poster, while CD-buyers will be given posters.

Follow Parokya Ni Edgar:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parokyaniedgarofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/parokyaniedgar

Parokya ni Edgar Inuman Sessions Vol. 2 Tracklist:

1.  Mang Jose
2.  Sino Walang Alak?
3.  Para Sayo
4.  Papa Cologne
5.  Gitara
6.  Macho
7.  Akala
8.  Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)
9.  Pangarap Lang Kita feat. Yeng Constantino
10.  The Ordertaker feat. Kamikazee
11.  Shot!!!
12.  One Hit Combo feat. Gloc-9
13.  Bagsakan feat. Gloc-9 And Frank Magalona
14.  Alumni Homecoming
15.  Your Song (My One And Only You)
16.  Tatlong Araw
17.  The Yes Yes Show feat. Miggy Chavez of Chicosci

Discover the Artist in you through Fam Day at Infinity!

On August 4, 2012, celebrate with moms, dads, and kids a bonding experience with Infinity Tutorial Services. This event starts at 2:00pm and ends at 5:00pm at the Infinity Tutorial Services in Trade And Financial Tower, Unit 1006, 7th Avenue Corner 32nd Streets, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Infinity Tutorial Services is committed to developing the kids of today into the global citizens of tomorrow. Family Day is being organized by Infinity Tutorial Services, an after-school tutorial center that makes use of state-of-the-art teaching methodologies and technology to sharpen young minds. It has Xbox, Wii and Kinect among its teaching tools. Alongside tutorial services for grade school to college students, Infinity also offers language lessons (ESL, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish), 3D Lessons, Ballet classes, Violin Lessons, and HipHop Classes. 

Family Day at Infinity aims to encourage family bonding through fun learning activities amidst so many distractions in society these days.