Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Together Again Concert

DON'T DARE miss out on this defining moment in OPM (Original Pinoy Music) history as the Concert King and Queen Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez team up in a much-awaited back-to-back concert spectacle dubbed ‘TOGETHER AGAIN…LIVE IN CEBU to be held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Hotel and Casino Lahug on Jan. 9, 2010.

Hearts will go a-flutter as the dynamic tandem mesmerizes their loyal fans with a cascade of heart-warming songs, a kaleidoscope of breath-taking hi-tech visuals and the delightful presence of equally-talented guest performers and musical colleagues.

Their biggest back-to-back outing to date, ‘TOGETHER AGAIN… LIVE IN CEBU” promises to double the excitement and grandeur of their sold-out concert six years ago – which paved the way for an equally successful string of performances in the U.S.. Produced by BCB Productions and Management this epic production is for the benefit of Operation Smile Cebu.

Tickets are available at the following ticket outlets:
SM City Cebu (233-0445)
Ayala Center Cebu (233.4463)
Club Ultima @ 418.7777 ext. 1903

Ticket Prices:
P2,500 and P2,000 (reserved seating)
P1,000 and P500 (free seating)

by BCB Productions

Friday, December 25, 2009

Rent in Manila

9 Works Theatrical is bringing back Tony award-winnning musical RENT in Manila.

Time to purchase tickets before you'll run out for the 24 day show opening in february 2010 at the CPR Theater, RCBC Makati.  Directed by Robbie Guevara, the musical will begin showing on the days of February 5 to 28 next year. You can reserve tickets at

RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

VUDU Invierno 2009

WHITE will surely dominate the inside of VUDU as it celebrates for the fourth time the annual VUDU Invierno dubbed as "The 4th Annual Invierno 2009: The Winter Party comes to Life".
One night, one vibe, one dance floor
the biggest of the year, ends of the year
together, as one.
Wear white this coming 26 of December 2009, Saturday at VUDU with your circle of friends. Don't dare miss the fun.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The COMPANY Christmas Concert

The Courtyard Bluewave Macapagal presents The Company-A Christmas Concert to be held on December 18, 2009.

Purchase tickets now for P500.00 (with one free drink) because there are limited seats only. For inquiries contact number: 833-56-58

Thursday, December 17, 2009


WAVES, surfers, hula dancers, sharks. What else can go wrong this Christmas? Come experience Hawaii in Cebu, in a production that reminds us of the greatest story ever told.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Matinee (3 PM): P50 / P75 / P100
Gala (7 PM): P75 / P100 / P200

For ticket inquiries and reservations, call or text 0922-7076032 or call 412-7515. Tickets are available at the COOK Center, 2nd Flr, Mango Square Mall (beside Monster Radio).

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Nights Bazaar

Tong Garden, Santal and Malee in partnership with Abuhan Tresm Brown Cup, Casa Verde, Figaro, La Marea, Makan and Tapa King comes with a great daily treat for everyone this season of love ang sharing: The Christmas Nights Bazaar.

Welcome your Christmas with CHRISTMAS NIGHTS BAZAAR beginning November 27 to December 23, 2009 at 4pm to 12mn. Come with your friends  at the Asiatown I.T. Park across The Walk for a showcase of food stalls, cars, food and more.

- Holy Masses are celebrated every Sunday at 5:30 pm.
- Receive Cash Coupons for I.T. Park Establishments
- Over 80 booths are present to spice up your ending days of November to the early days of Christmas month.


Waves, surfers, hula dancers, sharks. What else can go wrong this Christmas? Come experience Hawaii in Cebu, in a production that reminds us of the greatest story ever told.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Matinee (3 PM): P50 / P75 / P100
Gala (7 PM): P75 / P100 / P200

For ticket inquiries and reservations, call or text 0922-7076032 or call 412-7515. Tickets are available at the COOK Center, 2nd Flr, Mango Square Mall (beside Monster Radio).

Monday, December 14, 2009


Today is Saturday. A weekend, which means a even more loaded day of work than the usual tasks on Monday to Friday. Guess what? I won't be attending four meetings and activities due to super hectic schedule but I've come to a moment where I have nothing to do (I can't remember how it happened) that encouraged me to blog out the latest about me and so here it goes..

TGIF Turns 1!
A month ago, Thank God It's Friday better known as TGIF celebrated it's 365th day of serving people with their delightful American beverages and food. The employees of the said food and beverage store situated in Ayala Center Cebu's the Terraces made dance and song performances.

Promos and great big deals and discounts were given as a treat to the costumers of TGIF that day. I wasn't able to see the store that time due to school work but my friends were present in the event and brought me home some awesome dishes and varied beverages (Thanks guys!).

You can visit the official website of TGIF by clicking here.

OC Training Sampler
I received a Post-It OC-in-Training Sampler Pack a few days ago from SM City Cebu's National Bookstore. It comes with Post-It pop up notes and Post-It Flags inside a cute and colorful bag.

Figure out what is OC and OC-in-Training and grab your very own sampler pack your by visiting and registering here. OC Sampler Packs can be redeemed at selected National Bookstores in the Philippines. Promo ends until supplies last. Get one now!

Nice isn't it? I've been using the Pop up notes and they're indeed helpful when it comes to reminders.

Reading the leaflet included in the Sampler Pack will inform you the three types of OC. I recommend reading it online for you to determine what type of OC you are.

Starbucks Limited Edition Planner 2010

Cheers! I've finally claimed one Starbucks Limited Edition Planner. Yippeee! For that, I can now create a review of the inside of this unique writing material that is good to hold memories and helpful reminders of our daily approaches.

By the way, I'm quite happy because our broken digital camera is now fixed which means I can now probably take some pictures for my upcoming blog posts. Going back to the main topic, above is a picture taken by yours truly. It's my very own Starbucks Coffee Limited Edition Planner 2010.

So what's great about this thing? Many. I may not be able to cite everything about it but I hope everything you'll know from here will encourage you to purchase Starbucks beverages to have yourself an original copy of the Starbucks Planner for the year 2010.

The planner cover comes in four different designs which is has a slight-rough texture quite the same to that of a felt paper. The first thing you'll see after opening the specialized red box is the planner wrapped with a glassine paper. Once you uncover the planner, you'll see the the hard-bound writing material with the cover design (your pick among the four choices) and a the words "Starbucks Coffee" in gold color, Times New Roman font format, bulging, manifesting an idea of value and importance.

Unlike the usual planners we use to see and buy in bookstores and writing-related shops, the Starbucks planner 2010 has its writing area horizontal in form. I really like it. It makes the user/ owner of the planner write quickly, easily and more organized. Every end of a month is marked with two pages designed to showcase some information and pictures about the history, products, vision, costumers, charitable works, partners and more about Starbucks Company.

At the back part, you'll see a small pouch intended for leaflet and paper slips container. What's good about this is that this pouch isn't empty when you first see it. It holds some folds of freebies and discount coupons. It's really amazing. The planner has its bookmark a new look. It's in a form of a single coffee bean with the characters: STARBUCKS 2010 embossed. You could smell a bit of coffee aroma when you flip the pages altogether. I love it!

Am I successful in convincing you to avail the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee Planner 2010? I hope I am. God Speed!

Cebu Photography Workshop 3

Hungry for photography tricks and lessons? Grab your Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) and or Single-Lens Reflex Cameras and attend the Cebu Photography Workshop.

The Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation Inc. (FPPF) is conducting the 3rd Cebu Photography Workshops on January 6-9, 2010, Wednesday through Saturday at the Sacred Heart Center in Cebu City. This time, the workshops will be two-pronged: one for Basic Photography and another for Advanced Photography, to be held simultaneously in different halls of the Sacred Heart Center.

Basic Photography is for those new to the use of the digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, while the Advance Photography workshop is for those who have attended the first and second Cebu photography workshops. Professional photographers who may wish to refresh their knowledge and techniques are also welcome to attend.

The Basic workshop will cover DSLR camera operation and handling as well as understanding ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how they relate to correct exposure, mastering depth of field, understanding how the camera meters, composition, elements of design, lighting theory and practice and a comprehensive introduction to the digital imaging workflow. The lessons will be full of hands-on exercises using the DSLR camera. The lighting session will simulate studio photography, complete with studio strobes, for the participants to have an in-depth understanding of lighting principles.

The Advanced workshop will focus on lessons and exercises that will prepare participants for a career as professional photographers. Serious hobbyists are also welcome. The Advanced workshop will include Food Photography, Fashion and Glamour Photography and Bridal Portraiture. Professional models will be available for photo shoots in a studio setup as well as outdoor shooting with available light.

For this particular event – simultaneous back-to-back workshops for both Basic and Advanced – the FPPF will come in full force. Seven instructors are scheduled to attend, headed by FPPF Project Director Lito Beltran. FPPF mentors Vic Sison, Ador Pamintuan, Rod Banzon, Prof. Joey TaƱedo, Dennis Araneta and Chris Malinao will all be there.

Our organizer and contact person in Cebu is Mr. Icky Salazar of the Salazar College of Sciences & Institute of Technology (SCSIT). Filling out and sending the form below will send him an email with your information.

Mango Park Hotel along Gen. Maxilom Avenue is the official residence of the Cebu workshops. Duly registered participants are entitled to special rates (Single – P1,100, Double – P1,300), including buffet breakfast. When you register online for the workshop, kindly indicate in the Comment section if you are availing of the promo. Click here to do so.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Beginning today until December 20, 2009, the Cebu International Convention Center opens its gates to everyone for a showcase of world class products.

Check it out with your friends and family at 10 am to 8pm. It's a must-see display for everyone! Visit and be proud of Cebuano-made crafts and art. By the way, I apologize for posting a low quality photo of the event poster. Enjoy!

Converse Mega Sale

CONVERSE fans would consider this article as a head-turner. Christmas has come nine days early to avid Converse users. Time to shop at the SM Trade Halls 2 and 3 in the third level of the building for the biggest Converse Sale ever!

Converse Mega Sale is slated on dates December 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2009. All products from shoes to bags, accessories to caps; shirts to dresses; pants to skirts to all sorts for apparel are discounted from the surprising range of 40% up to 70%. The four-day sale serves as a good opportunity for great big deals of bargains and purchase for Christmas gifts this season.
Don't forget to bring with you your friends who are up with the latest fashion trends and those good time-killing gadgets for a load of heavy lines to the counter.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Otaku Fest 2009

University of the Philippines - Cebu Campus in coordination with Higala Organization present Otaku Fest: The Third Wave this coming December 12,2009, Saturday at the UP Grounds.

The event is loaded Japan-oriented with fun activities including Original Character Design CompetitionCosplay Competition, DOTA Tournament, Digital Photography Competition, Singing Competition, and On the Spot Poster Making Contest. Bring along your family and friends and have a taste of Japanese affair!

The Otaku Fest is an annual convention for fans and hobbyists that began two years ago. Since then, It has gained attention from various institutions, organizations and individuals engaged in the entertainment industry, or just average hobbyists, gathering about 300-500 attendees each year.


9:00 – 10:00 am

- Registration;
- Opening of Booths
- Submission of OCD entrees (hardcopy)
- Parade around Lahug Area

10:00 am

- Singing Competition
- DoTA tournament
- On-The-Spot Poster Making Competition
- Photography Workshop c/o Joseph Ong

12:00 nn
- Lunch Break

1:00 pm

- Individual Cosplay Competition
- Indie Film Workshop c/o Cinebuano

2:30 pm

- Karl and Tram’s guitar duet
- Group Cosplay Competition
- Band: And Many More
- Band: Amplitude Grounds
- Band: Nichibunken

5:00 pm

- Awarding Ceremonies
- Band: Proton Candy> Band: Undercover Grasshoppers
- Band: Rescue A Hero
- Party

Lea Salonga.. Your Songs

Broadway well-known artist Lea Salonga will be performing live in her new concert named "Lea Salonga... Your Songs" presented by Ambient Media.  The concert will be held at the PICC Plenary Hall - CCP Complex, Pasay City at December 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm.

Special Guests in the concert include Queen of Philippine Comedy- Ai-Ai De las Alas, Big Band Crooner- Richard Poon, the Philippine All-Stars & FILharmoniKA. The Hall will surely be filled with laughter and international song and dance performances.

Ticket Prices
PhP 5150.00

PhP 4120.00
PhP 3605.00
PhP 2060.00
PhP 1854.00
PhP 1030.00
PhP 772.50

David Pomeranz Live

International singer David Pomeranz comes back to the Philippines in concert called "David Pomeranz Live in Concert" featuring David Pomeranz himself. Experience international performance at the Metro Bar this coming December 11, Friday beginning 8 PM.

Concert is graced with special guest Faith Cuneta. Tickets are sold for only Php 824.00 (free seating) first come, frist serve basis so prepare for a long line ahead several minutes before the official opening of entrance door.

The Gentleman is Back - NE-YO Live in Manila

Mark your calendars everyone!! We've got a big wave for concerts next year! 2010 for Philippines' Music Industry begins with loads of concerts starting off with the famous 'Gentleman' Ne-Yo!

Shaffer Chimere Smith a.k.a Ne-Yo returns to the Philippines to perform in "The Gentleman is Back- Ne-Yo Live in Manila". Set on January 9, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Event starts at 8 PM featuring Jadyn Maria and Front Act EURASIA.

PhP 7725.00 - VVIP
PhP 5665.00 - VIP
PhP 4120.00 - PLATINUM
PhP 2575.00 - GOLD
PhP 1545.00 - SILVER
PhP 515.00 - BRONZE

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Converse Mega Sale

Converse fans would consider this article as a head-turner.  Christmas has come nine days early to avid Converse users. Time to shop at the SM Trade Halls 2 and 3 in the third level of the building for the biggest Converse Sale ever!

Converse Mega Sale is slated on dates December 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2009. All products from shoes to bags, accessories to caps; shirts to dresses; pants to skirts to all sorts for apparel are discounted from the surprising range of 40%  up to 70%. The four-day sale serves as a good opportunity for great big deals of bargains and purchase for Christmas gifts this season.

Don't forget to bring with you your friends who are up with the latest fashion trends and those good time-killing gadgets for a load of heavy lines to the counter.

Starbucks Christmas Traditions 2009



Hello coffee folk!

Time flies so fast. November days are over. We are now in December- the most awaited month of the year. The month were Christmas eve is slated and for that, great preparations should be made. Preparations -may it be emotionally, physically and mentally. Today I won't be stressing any of those. What we will be talking about is about Starbucks Christmas Traditions 2009.

Christmas day is so near. Malls will have their year-end sales, schools program Christmas-related activities, television shows launch Christmas oriented station ids and movie shows, friends begin exchanging gifts and cards, and of course, most people would attend parties celebrating the joy of our Savior's birth. Okay- I think I'm going to far --As practiced annually in the start of Yuletide Season, Starbucks Company unites with the people who heartily welcomes the coming of Jesus Christ. In line with this, they launched the Starbucks Christmas Traditions a few years ago. How is it done? Here...

People who purchase Starbucks products will be given a red card. These red cards contain illustrations of small squares having some Christmas details and stuff that make it look good. The squares drawings/illustrations will be covered with a sticker of its size every time the costumer/owner of the card buys a product. A product is equivalent to one sticker. A red card contains a certain number of small illustrated squares.

Everything I cited in the paragraph above alters yearly. It may or may not be that every product of Starbucks Company equates to one sticker and it may or may not be that there is a consistent number of small illustrated squares [which corresponds to the number of products you need to purchase].

THIS YEAR, you need not to drown yourself with 24 drinks unlike last last year's. The owner/holder of the red card is only required to accumulate a total of seventeen (17) stickers:

NINE [9] of any of the Starbucks Featured Beverages
EIGHT [8] of any Starbucks beverage of your choice EXCEPT bottled
drinks, bottled water and fruit juices

Toffee Nut Latte (hot, iced or Frappuccino®blended beverages)
Dark Cherry Mocha (hot, iced or Frappuccino®blended beverages)
Peppermint Mocha hot, iced or Frappuccino®blended beverages

Promotion starts on November 4 ,2009. Stickers may be obtained from November 4 ,2009 to January 6, ,2010 Redemption of the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2010 Planner starts November 4 ,2009 to January 6, ,2009, at all Starbucks stores in the Philippines only.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Philippine Madrigal Singers

The University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers (UPMS), also known as the Philippine Madrigal Singers mostly called as Madz will be singing for it's fellow Filipinos at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City) this coming December 15 & 16, 2009 at 8:00 of the evening.

The UPMS will be performing with their current conductor, Mark Anthony A. Carpio as choirmaster in their concert entitled "Thankful" with Little Hands at Play featuring The Philippine Montessori Center Instrumental Ensemble and The Temple Hill International School Instrumental Ensemble.

Tickets and seat places

Orchestra Center 2,060.00
Orchestra Sides 1,545.00
Balcony 1 Center 1,030.00
Balcony 1 Sides 721.00
Balcony 2 Center 515.00
Balcony 2 Sides 309.00

Jed Madela in The Greatest Gift

OH yes! I was astound too the time I knew he'll be having another concert. World champion Jed Madela will be giving you goosebumps with his spectacular voice in his coming concert named "Jed Madela in the Greatest Gift".


Jed Madela will render a song to whatever greatest gift is for you. Experience Jed Madela's exquisite performance on December 8, 2009 at the Cocktails at 6pm at the Carptain's Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hotel (ground floor) and or at the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom at 8:00pm.

Ticket Prices ranges: PhP 4,120.00, PhP 3,605.00, PhP 3,090.00, PhP 2,575.00

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kapamilya Pasko Na!

Light up your holidays at Parkmall with your family and friends. Treat yourself with the events they have prepared to jazz up the season of joy and blessings.

Parkmall’s events for the month of December.

December 8-13 Mystic Week (Featuring Madam V)

The Plaza at Parkmall 2nd Floor

December 10-13 Philippine Auto Cross Cebu Leg West

Parking Area

December 18-20 ABS_CBN Kapamilya Krismas Village!

(See your favorite Kapamilya stars) at the Piazza

December 18-20 Mall Wide Sale

Extended Hours until 10pm

December 19

The Big K Department Store Grand Opening

December 31 Fireworks Display

6:30pm at the Piazza

December 2009 Mall Hours

Dec. 18-20      2010 am-10 pm (Extended Hours)

Dec. 24             10 am- 7 pm

Dec. 25             12 nn - 9 pm

Dec. 30             10 am- 9 pm

Dec. 31             10 am- 7 pm

Jan. 1               Closed

Parkmall is located at the Quano Avenue, Mandaue Reclamation Area, Mandaue City 6014. Don’t forget to check out their website Contact number: 345-5153

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Aiza Live at San Juan Arena

aizaPresented by ACADEMIA DEL SENOR NAZARENO and TRONO PRODUCTIONS, Aiza Seguerra performs back on the big stage in Aiza Live at San Juan Arena with special guests THE COMPANY and Make Your Mama Proud (MYMP). The concert will be held at San Juan Arena Pinaglabanan, San Juan, Metro Manila on December 12 at 10:00 pm.

Listen to the spine-tingling tone of Aiza's chords as she strums it at her best. Come along with lovers from all walks of Metro Manila. Be there! For inquiries, call Ticketnet at 911-5555 or Ticketworld at 891-5610.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Make-Over: Friendster


Just about a while ago, I was happily reading newspapers over a cup of Frappucino in Starbucks 1 at SM City Cebu, with my co-Starbucks Patrons, one of them- good pal Sinjin spoke to me as he browsed his way in the cyber world through his fingers that were crawling and sliding on his laptop's mousepad / fingerpad. He was in a reaction that looked sort of nagging while showing me a grin.

Sinjin: "Hala bag.o na lagi ang friendster." He exclaimed.
"Ka igat pud ani'g itsura ui." He added.

(Whoa! Friendster has a new look!)
(It look so feminine.)

I chuckled and placed down the newspaper I held then hurriedly stood up as I said "Noh? Asa daw?" (Really? Let me see.) He maneuvered his loppy a little bit to the right and showed me a green-colored layout website.

I laughed and said
"Friendster na? Ngiga gud!" (Is that really friendster? It's so different XD)
and laughed again.
"Kuyawa ah!" (That's really way different).
I added in a joking manner.

Sinjin browsed a few pages of the newly updated Friendster Social Website and said:

Sinjin: "Mura na siya ug Facebook."
(It looks the same with Facebook)

Angeli [ME]: "Ahahah! Nice!" I smiled to his gray laptop.

Sinjin: "Laina uy. Pangbabay ang itsura"
(I don't appreaciate it. It's appearance looks too girly.)

Angeli [ME]: "O see? Ana bitaw ko nimo nga musikat pa na balik ang Friendster!"
(See? I told you Friendster will be famous once more!)
I explained happily.

Sinjin: "Maghimo lang gud balik"
(Signing up is easy as blogging :P)

I laughed and agreed to the nagging person [Peace out Sinj! Nyahaha! ]. I paced a few steps towards my seat and laid my back thinking of how awful Friendster's new theme look. Nyahhah! On the second thought, it's new set of features might impress me and overpower my negative notion about the look most especially in the main/ access page.


Here is a little glimpse of Friendster's new look. I won't be showing you the entire appearance of the website on the main page without the access box. I want you to see it for yourself :P

Friendster's new look seem to be that it's made for girl use. Aahhaha! It would be ironic if that's true. Let's see- an old co-ed social website undergoes a total make-over then turns into an online abode intentionally made for females? I don't think so XD

I have heard and known several fusses and grumbles against the new look of one of Asia's top ten famous and highly numbered users social networking websites in the internet this year. 20+ and counting :)) It's expected to hear more complains about Friendster's new look beginning tomorrow.

The logo looks too girly. Boys who'll be seeing this for the first time can possibly be discouraged in using his account again :)) Girls wouldn't want that to happen, for sure.

Look at my profile picture. Under it are text links. If you ever have a Multiply account, you're probably be doubting that the layout is familiar. Moreover, if you have a Facebook account, there will be no second thoughts in interrogating your mind if the center column of FS is familiar too.

Profile view still looks the same as of the previous look except that the website's menu bar is colored green, the logo still is two thumbs down and hhmm.. what more.. there are new menus! Introducing GIFTS and FUN Menu!

You can find a new box in your profile named Treasure Chest which I have no idea what's it about. Another new box too is named as Profile Progress. Ugh! What is this site? It's turning into a who-gains-too-many friends contest! I don't like that.

I love plurking. I don't mind about my Karma but seeing it raise feels good. However I don't do anything in purpose to lift the number up. If FS is going to pursue it's posting of such box, people will continue adding accounts they don't even have idea who owns it just to raise their number of friends without even bothering socializing for even a sentence or two. Oh! The irony!

Above is the view of the FRIENDS menu. Yes. Looks organized. Better than before. Larger profile pictures- good. Birthdays, Fan Profiles, Bookmarks and Featured Friends- all present except for one... AHA! Recently added friends if out in the list. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

GIFTS is the next menu as shown above. In this case, I like friendster. Bwaahahah! I like this section. I swear :)) but me liking this menu doesn't low down my negative ideas about the other pages.

But of course! Friendster doesn't want to be in the last place of the line! They have games too! If others have, then so they do too. Ahahah! Last but not the least, FUN menu. I like this section too. Aahha! Games, Blogs, Groups, Apps and many more are found here.

There are lots of new things to talk about the new things of Friendster and so far, we I've talked about the half of it. Ehehhe. You can change the color of your FS Menu bar, the received messages box looks so cute, the there is a new perk which is called Wallet (refer to picture above) and many more.

To top everything up, FS's new look is not in favor for most reviewers, however- it could change it they alter it's new logo design and the access page's appearance. I say, I'll stick to Facebook.
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