Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Change Revolution: A Rockin’ Event to Make a Difference

Got no plans for the first Friday night of the month? Well, I have something to spice your weekday right. Global Xchange Team 107 in partnership with The Outpost Restobar and with the support of Not Yours Production presents

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Support Zerobriant

Filipinos are genuinely talented people. Whenever a conversation is being done in line with Language and Arts,  one never misses to mention the nationality. We are truly world-class.

Before I continue with my profound advertisement of my identity, I have a query for you. Do you remember last year when I ask you, dear readers for help in voting a Filipino entry in a certain international shirt design contest? If you haven't or if you don't have any idea of such write-up of mine, read THIS (my old post) and get back here is you're done reading it :) Thank you.

Done? Wow! That was fast. Haha. Okay, so the write-up was short and so  as this.  To make the long story short, a good friend of mine, Sheila, chattered with me a couple of weeks ago about this guy under the pseudonym 'Zerobriant'. He's an excellent Filipino designer  who's been participating design contests. Like before, (as you've read in my old post) I'm asking for your help to make him win. 
Zerobriant could be the first ever Pinoy to have a design used in Havaianas. That's his wish. His design is perfect for the hip footwear, it could possibly be taken :) If  his wish comes to reality, I will surely buy a new pair of Havaianas that has his design. Promise.

He once joined a design contest for charity. There were about 697 entries from around the globe. Only 10 entries were chosen as finalist. Down to 4 lucky winners received the prizes. He won in this competition.

This one is a total cutie. The design is really nice. It depicts a mother cat wearing a scarf for the weather is cold. At first glance and in deep sight, you could see the details the picture has that composes the overall soothing impression of the shirt. A person may give this to anyone on special occasions like Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines Day and others.

Enlisted below are all the links of his contest entries. Click and vote :)
There are other contests that Zerobriant entered but the votations just had its closing. Let's hope for the best of the results and his work. GOD SPEED to him. We hope to know and see more Filipinos flourish in good ways internationally. Mabuhay Philippines!

Visit Zerobriant Designs Fan Page in Facebook. Go to his world and know him more. Check out his official website www.zerobriant.com

1st Cebu Comics Convention

Big Ape Design Studio and Jonasdiego.com in cooperation with Super Debil Robot Comics and Kawalo Concepts & Designs presents "The 1st Cebu Comics Convention".

Mark your calendars! On September 25, 2010, Saturday, be at the Activity Center of Ayala Mall Center Cebu from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm or onwards.

The event will feature activities and attractions like comic book art exhibits, panel discussions & talks by comic book professionals, contests, portfolio reviews, cosplay, cosplay and art workshops among others.
Pack your cameras with remembrance pictures of comic book professionals, both from Manila and Cebu, such as John Amor (Pluck), Harvey Tolibao (Iron Man, Psylocke), Gerry Alanguilan (WASTED, Elmer) to name a few.

Like and follow this blog site for updates and news. See you all in the event!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dilaab Foundation Needs You

These days, charitable institutions emerge in quite a number; hoping to help our struggling nation by sharing what we have to our unfortunate brothers and sisters. It is really good to be a member of such wholesome groups. Not only that it gives a good impression to yourself but also, to our God.

I am a part of iLearners Foundation. It is a non-profit organization that aims to help eliminate rural illiteracy in the country. Aside from gaining new friends and the enjoyment you get, the idea of making people truly happy is one great thing that is good enough to pay the hard work of the group. How about you? Are you a part of any charitable institution? Be part of one! Read along.

Yesterday, bloggers were invited by Dilaab Foundation for a voluntary task. This task is to create stories and / or research and interview true-to-life happenings that are related with Faith, Hope and Love. The Foundation believes that a life can be changed one story at a time which explains why they invited us.
Not just writers, but also believers and helpers at heart are the people Dilaab is looking for. Yes, they are in need of new members. It could be that you'll just contribute stories to them and not register as a member. In the contrary, you can register as a member but will not write for the group (if it's not your forte to write, it's fine). Or you can do both ways; write for the group and register as a member.

Along with me last night at the Saint Jerome Bible Center of San Carlos Compound were Agnes, Mikyu, Lemski, Jaysee, Vernon and Mark. It was a fun-filled night for me. I was able to talk a lot with my fellow bloggers and get to know new friends. Allow me to elaborate some important details of the Foundation.

Dilaab Foundation is a faith-impelled, Church-based volunteer movement advocating heroic Christian citizenship and leadership. It is at the forefront of social transformation. Its mission is to help build a corruption-intolerant nation, a narcopolitics-free Philippines and a community of families bound in faith and love.

Its outreach programs are directed to the police and other government agencies; young people; OFWs and their families. Such programs are made possible through partnerships with bishops, parishes and other faith based groups, business groups and concerned Filipinos located both here and abroad.

Be part of the Dilaab Foundation Family. They're waiting for you! Help bring light to the darkness. Call 416-9073 and visit www.dilaab.net

"The Hope You Ignite may be your Own."
Dilaab Foundation, Inc.
Seminario Mayor de San Carlos Compound
Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo Cebu City
6000 Philippines.

Plantersbank Promotes SME Ethics

Plantersbank is the largest privately-owned and managed development bank in the country. It has a total of over Php 50 Billion assests offering banking products, services and business solutions geared towards promoting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The bank, better known as The SME Bank, tours to cities nationwide every year to gather and help their clients abreast cutting edge ideas in management and entrepreneurship. It invites renowned motivational speakers to orient its people. This is what they call the 'SME Speaker Series'.

Last Thursday, August 26, 2010, the Cebu leg of the Plantersbank SME Speaker Series conducted this year's second talk at the City Sports Club, Cebu Business Park. Its guest lecturer was one of the country's most sought-after motivational speaker, Anthony N. Pangilinan

He talked about the importance of business values and how it can be a big factor in helping businesses achieve greater productivity and financial gains, thus the theme, "SME Ethics: Adding Values to your Business".

I learned a lot from the talk despite listening to the speaker while  jotting down notes about the event. Several trivias and touching quotations of famous personalities were told. Questions were raised and mind enriching business information were shared by Mr. Pangilinan. There are so many things in a business that you should take note of that I realized. I will soon apply it all in my dream business when I get the time to do it so.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 MTV Video Music Awards

On September 12, 2010 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angles, California, the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will take place. It will be hosted by famous actress, best-selling author and American stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler.

There is no explanation needed on why to come. Buy your tickets and watch history as it unfolds. Be in a building filled with the brightest stars of today! One of the reasons, of course on why MTV Fans come to the event is the line-up of artists who are set to perform live and they are as follows: B.o.B, deadmau5, Drake, Eminem, Florence and The Machine and Kanye West. So, are you going? And oh yea, did I mentioned that youngest boy sesnation will be performing too?

Yes! Nothing less but Justin Bieber! Who would't go to the event to see the award presenters giving out their punch lines, wearing their best attires and mingle with other celebrities? These stars are namely Penn Badgley, Selena Gomez, Ashley Greene, Kesha, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, and Emma Stone. Below is the complete list of nominations.

Video of the Year

  • 30 Seconds to Mars — "Kings and Queens"
  • B.o.B (featuring Hayley Williams) — "Airplanes"
  • Eminem — "Not Afraid"
  • Florence and the Machine — "Dog Days Are Over"
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
  • Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé) — "Telephone"

Best Male Video

  • B.o.B (featuring Hayley Williams) — "Airplanes"
  • Jason Derülo — "In My Head"
  • Drake — "Find Your Love"
  • Eminem — "Not Afraid"
  • Usher (featuring will.i.am) — "OMG"

Best Female Video

  • Beyoncé (featuring Lady Gaga) — "Video Phone (Extended Remix)"
  • Kesha — "Tik Tok"
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
  • Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) — "California Gurls"
  • Taylor Swift — "Fifteen"

Best New Artist

  • Justin Bieber (featuring Ludacris) — "Baby"
  • Broken Bells — "The Ghost Inside"
  • Jason Derülo — "In My Head"
  • Kesha — "Tik Tok"
  • Nicki Minaj (featuring Sean Garrett) — "Massive Attack"

Best Pop Video

  • Beyoncé (featuring Lady Gaga) — "Video Phone (Extended Remix)"
  • B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) — "Nothin' on You"
  • Kesha — "Tik Tok"
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
  • Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) — "California Gurls"

Best Rock Video

  • 30 Seconds to Mars — "Kings and Queens"
  • Florence and the Machine — "Dog Days Are Over"
  • MGMT — "Flash Delirium"
  • Muse — "Uprising"
  • Paramore — "Ignorance"

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • B.o.B (featuring Hayley Williams) — "Airplanes"
  • Drake (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem) — "Forever"
  • Eminem — "Not Afraid"
  • Jay-Z (featuring Swizz Beatz) — "On to the Next One"
  • Kid Cudi (featuring MGMT and Ratatat) — "Pursuit of Happiness"

Best Dance Video

  • Cascada — "Evacuate the Dancefloor"
  • David Guetta (featuring Akon) — "Sexy Chick"
  • Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull) — "I Like It" (Jersey Shore Version)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
  • Usher (featuring will.i.am) — "OMG"

Best Collaboration

  • 3OH!3 (featuring Ke$ha) — "My First Kiss"
  • Beyoncé (featuring Lady Gaga) — "Video Phone (Extended Remix)"
  • B.o.B (featuring Hayley Williams) — "Airplanes"
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys — "Empire State of Mind"
  • Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé) — "Telephone"

Breakthrough Video

  • Dan Black — "Symphonies"
  • The Black Keys — "Tighten Up"
  • Coldplay — "Strawberry Swing"
  • Gorillaz (featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def) — "Stylo"

Best Direction in a Video

  • 30 Seconds to Mars — "Kings and Queens" (Director: Bartholomew Cubbins)
  • Eminem — "Not Afraid" (Director: Rich Lee)
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys — "Empire State of Mind" (Director: Hype Williams)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (Director: Francis Lawrence)
  • Pink — "Funhouse" (Director: Dave Meyers)

Best Choreography in a Video

  • Beyoncé (featuring Lady Gaga) — "Video Phone (Extended Remix)" (Choreographers: Frank Gatson Jr., Phlex and Bryan Tanaka)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (Choreographer: Laurie Ann Gibson)
  • Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé) — "Telephone" (Choreographer: Laurie Ann Gibson)
  • Janelle Monáe (featuring Big Boi) — "Tightrope" (Choreographers: Janelle Monáe and the Memphis Jookin Community)
  • Usher (featuring will.i.am) — "OMG" (Choreographer: Aakomon “AJ” Jones)

Best Special Effects in a Video

  • Dan Black — "Symphonies" (Special Effects: Corinne Bance and Axel D’Harcourt)
  • Eminem — "Not Afraid" (Special Effects: Animaholics-VFX)
  • Green Day — "21st Century Breakdown" (Special Effects: Laundry)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (Special Effects: Skulley Effects VFX)
  • Muse — "Uprising" (Special Effects: Sam Stevens)

Best Art Direction in a Video

  • 30 Seconds to Mars — "Kings and Queens" (Art Director: Marc Benacerraf)
  • Beyoncé (featuring Lady Gaga) — "Video Phone (Extended Remix)" (Art Director: Lenny Tso)
  • Eminem — "Not Afraid" (Art Director: Ethan Tobman)
  • Florence and the Machine — "Dog Days Are Over" (Art Directors: Louise Corcoran and Aldene Johnson)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (Art Director: Charles Infante)

Best Editing in a Video

  • Eminem — "Not Afraid" (Editor: Ken Mowe)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
  • Miike Snow — "Animal" (Editor: Frank Macias)
  • Pink — "Funhouse" (Editor: Chris Davis)
  • Rihanna — "Rude Boy" (Editor: Clark Eddy)

Best Cinematography in a Video

  • Eminem — "Not Afraid" (Director of Photography: Chris Probst)
  • Florence and the Machine — "Dog Days Are Over" (Director of Photography: Adam Frisch)
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys — "Empire State of Mind" (Director of Photography: John Perez)
  • Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (Director of Photography: Thomas Kloss)
  • Mumford & Sons — "Little Lion Man" (Director of Photography: Ben Magahy)

Tr3́s Latino Artist of the Year

  • Aventura
  • Camila
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Pitbull
  • Shakira
  • Wisin & Yandel
Check out the MTV Website for a chance to win first row tickets.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

13th Aboitiz Football Cup

The Aboitiz Foundation, Inc, and the Cebu Football Association (CFA) fuses together for this year's staging of the Aboitiz Football Cup (AFC). Both parties signed a memorandum of agreement on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Pino Filipino Restaurant.

Jon Ramon Aboitiz, President of Aboitiz Foundation and Eleazar Toledo, Vice President of CFA signed the MOA which states that the Foundation will fund the event  during its six months' run. The funding is part of the foundation's corporate donations and other initiatives.

Aboitiz Foundation handed over the first P200,000-check to the CFA during the MOA signing. Also present last Saturday were Aboitiz Foundation managing trustee Sonny Carpio, Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) chief reputation officer Sebastian Lacson, AboitizLand assistant vice president for external affairs Allan Alfon, and CFA tournament director Adonis Quitoy.

The 13th Aboitiz Football Cup kicks off on August 29. It will run until February 2011. The tournament will be held at the Aboitiz Sports Field in Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

photo credits: Edcel Ceniza

Miss Universe 2010 Complete List of Final and Official Results

The search for Miss Universe 2010 is finally over. Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, takes over the crown from last year's Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela. Check out the details and complete list of final and official results of the pageant below.

Presenters: Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales
Venue: Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. 
Broadcaster: NBC, Telemundo

TOP 15 (in no particular order)
Puerto Rico - Mariana Vicente
Ireland - Rozanna Purcell
Albania - Angela Martini
Philippines - Maria Venus Raj
Jamaica - Yendi Phillips
Mexico - Jimena Navarrete
Ukraine - Anna Poslavskaya
Puerto Rico - Mariana Vicente
South Africa - Nicole Flint
Guatemala - Alejandra Barillas
Australia - Jesinta Campbell
Belgium - Cilou Annys
France - Malika Ménard
Russia - Irina Antonenko
Colombia - Natalia Navarro
Czech Republic - Jitka Válková

Special Awards 
Miss Congeniality - Ms. Australia
Miss Photogenic - Ms. Thailand
Best National Costume - Ms. Thailand

Judges Pick of Top 5
Miss Mexico -
Jimena Navarrete
Australia- Jesinta Campbell
Jamaica - Yendi Phillips
Ukraine - Anna Poslavskaya
Philippines - Maria Venus Raj
Official Results
Miss Universe 2010: Miss Mexico
1st Runner-up: Miss Jamaica
2nd Runner-up: Miss Austraila
3rd Runner-up: Miss Ukraine
4th Runner-up: Miss Philippines


Monday, August 23, 2010

September Movie Releases

For this month of August, I wasn't able to update my blog in line with movies. One of the monthly write-up I compose which is "Movies Releases" wasn't posted though I got the entry ready to publish. It's payback time. We are a week before September and for what I've done, I'm going to post a week-advance entry of the month's movie releases. Before giving you the list, let's talk about the latest happenings in the world of movies.

Over the past 20 days, we were mirthful with the airing of "Step Up 3D", "The Expendables", " Vampires Suck", and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World". The third installment of Step Up Series which is "Step Up 3D" was pretty much awaited by many but it doesn't show in the billboard. "The Expendables" rang up $34.8 million last weekend, so even a modestly severe second-session drop of 55% would yield almost $16 million. That's enough for us to assume that this movie will go even higher in the rankings for next week in US. Meanwhile, "Vampires Suck" is second in the chart having about $12,200,000 for this weekend gross. Topping the first three ranking in US Weekend Box Office are (1)The Expendables (2)Vampires Suck (3)Eat Pray Love.

Apparently, Warner Bros.' urban comedy "Lottery Ticket" appears ticketed for the lower-double-digit millions, Dimension's "Piranha 3D" will struggle to reach similar box office waters, and Miramax's Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "The Switch" is on course for even lower depths. 

We are currently waiting for 6 days so we can see the week ranking and gross earnings'of the movies "Nanny McPhee Returns", "The Last Exorcism", "Soul Kitchen" and others that were released last Friday, August 20.

I guess that's enough movie news for heads today. Here are the movies that hasn't been released that is set to be out this month:

Centurion - limited ♦ Change of Plans - NY ♦ Daniel and Ana - limited ♦ Highwater ♦ The Last Exorcism ♦ Make-Out with Violence -limited ♦ Mesrine: Killer Instinct ♦ The Milk of Sorrow ♦ Takers

All of the above will be out on 27th August. Catch it with your pals and family!

September Movie Releases. Out with the popcorn and soda!

September 1
- The American

September 3
- A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop - limited
- Going the Distance
- Last Train Home - NY
- Machete
- Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 - NY, LA
- Prince of Broadway - NY
- White Wedding - NY
- The Winning Season - limited

September 10
- Ahead of Time - NY: LA Sept. 24
- Bran Nue Dae - limited
- Heartbreaker - limited
- Hideaway - NY; LA release: Sept. 17
- I'm Still Here - limited
- Legendary - limited
- Lovely, Still - limited
- Resident Evil: Afterlife - 3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D
- The Romantics - limited
- The Virginity Hit

September 15
- Never Let Me Go -limited

September 17
- Alpha and Omega
- Catfish - limited
- Devil
- Easy A
- The Freebie - NY
- The Girl - NY: LA October 1
- Jack Goes Boating - limited; expands: Sept. 24
- Kandahar Break - NY
- Picture Me - NY; LA Sept. 24
- The Town
- The Wild Hunt - limited

September 22
- You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - limited

September 24
- A Mother's Courage - limited
- Buried - limited; wide: Oct. 8
- Enter the Void - limited
- Friction - limited
- Howl - limited
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole -  3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D 
- Waiting for "Superman" - limited
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- You Again

September TBA
- Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould - limited

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cebu To Join Earthdance 2010

One the best ways to create peace in the world is to enrich your family. If you are successful in doing so, your community can be changed- get affected by your positive view in life and follow you. It will eventually affect greatly the country we are living in.


When is the right time to begin living a good life? When is the right time to be one with all the communities in the country and / or of the whole world? Now is the answer! Now is the perfect time! Live heartily by the Word of God. Love your environment. Nourish your mind with helpful and informative ideas. Do everything that enjoys you and everyone without hurting others. All of the above is the main aim of Earthdance.

Earthdance is the world's largest synchronized music and dance festival for peace. Taking place annually in over 500 locations and 80 countries, Earthdance joins participants worldwide in a one-time Prayer for Peace. Earthdance events features notable speakers and performances of well-known people. It has been supported by hundreds of charitable organizations and business companies.

Every public Earthdance event donates at least 50% of its profit to an organization doing work at least one of the following areas: The Welfare of Children and Urban Youth, Indigenous Peoples and Cultures, International Relief and Development, Environmental, Sustainability and Protection, and Organizations that Promote Peace.

This 2010 and onwards, Cebu will observe Earthdance. Slated on the date September 18-19, 2010, the organizers aim to make the city the Heart of Interfaith Movement. Everyone is welcome to participate Cebu Earthdance 2010 which is having the theme "Cultural Tolerance". Gather all of your friends and family at the Family Park in Talamban, Cebu City. This World Event is open to all and free from charges.

There are a hundred of things to look forward in the big affair. Here are some stuff that might get you going to the event:
  • Exhibits
  • Booths and Stores
  • Symposiums and Talks
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Dance Performances of all kinds
  • Singing Performances of all kinds

There is more in store during the event so don't dare miss this first in Cebu! Be part of this historic event! It's gonna be a blast of good doings! Start a good life! Cebu Earthdance 2010 is in partnership with Cebu City Council, University of Cebu and Bigfoot Studious.

To know more about Earthdance, check out their official website here. See you all at Cebu Earthdance 2010! Let's all unite for God and his creations!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Asia's Challenge 2020" Essay Prize

What is the most important challenge facing Asia over the next decade? Why? What should be done about it? Do you have an answer? Join and win "Asia's Challenge 2020" Essay Prize!
The best answer in 3,000 words or less will win a prize of S$2,500. Two runners-up will be awarded prizes of S$1,000 each. These three prize winners will be invited to Singapore for an expenses-paid awards ceremony. The winning articles will be posted on Time.com.

The main purpose of the essay prize is to generate fresh ideas for tackling key challenges to Asia’s continued competitiveness and development, as well as encourage young professionals to make an impact on public policy and business in Asia.

Selection Criteria
The essay will be judged according to creativity, innovation, rigor of research and writing, as well as achievability of idea. It can be focused on one or more areas relevant to Asia,  such as macroeconomics, business, international relations, trade and investment, education, health care, urban development, science and technology, and energy and the environment. The essay must be written in English. It should not have been previously published in English in a publication with broad international circulation.

Judging panel includes: Zoher Abdoolcarim (Asia Editor, TIME, Hong Kong), Michael Elliott (Deputy Managing Editor, TIME, United States), Nobuyuki Idei (CEO, Quantum Leaps Corp., Japan), Kishore Mahbubani (Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore), Lubna Olayan (Deputy Chairman and CEO, Olayan Financing Co., Saudi Arabia), and Astrid Tuminez (Assistant Dean and Director, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore).

Candidate Requirements
The candidate authoring the essay must be under 32 years of age as of December 31, 2010. The candidate must be an Asian national (for the purposes of this essay, Asia includes all of the area from Japan to the Suez Canal and the Bosporus; it excludes Russia and Australia).

Submission Requirements
The essay should be submitted electronically to prize@asiabusinesscouncil.org by August 31, 2010. Prize winners will be announced in September 2010. The submission should contain the candidate’s full name, nationality, and month and year of birth (more detailed biographical information may later be requested from shortlisted candidates). The essay should include a title and word count.

Join this contest! Who knows? You could be the won who'll win and go to Singapore for free!

“Asia’s Challenge 2020” Essay Prize.
For more information, visit www.AsiaBusinessCouncil.org

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flame It! Burgers and Sausages

Burger stalls and stores are present all over the town. You can see big branches in malls and small ones in the corners of the streets. All these offer various kinds of burgers but never do they offer grilled ones. That is what Flame It! Burgers and Sausages are proud of.
Tired of strolling around the interiors of Ayala Center Cebu, I treated myself with my friends a different kind of dining experience only found in Cebu City-Grilled Burgers. At first sight, you could tell that the restaurant is foreign because of its unique look. The entrance at the same time, exit door is framed with real yellow, black and orange bricks making the store look attractive and nice to visit.

The walls near the walking area of the mall are mainly glasses with the restaurant’s logo in transparent print. On the other hand, the rest of the walls are covered with food illustrations paired with bricks at the bottom part. The floor is tiled with red-orange tiles.

More than attractive entrance, walls and floorings, the restaurant embellished their eating area with comfy seats and spacious tables. White tables were paired with black seats and black tables were paired with white seats- a color tandem of restaurant chair & table I’ve never seen so far. There were tables inside and outside the restaurant. The whole interior design is really nice to watch at.

Reading materials of all kinds are present for costumers to kill the time while waiting for their orders. Beside the rack is a tray of sauces and spices for everyone’s need. It’s now my turn to order and I barely wait for my snack. My friends and I ordered five different kinds of food and Coke soft drink for beverage.

In Flame it! Burgers and Sausages Restaurant, you get to see your food prepared for your satisfaction. Only a glass wall barriers you from the grilling area which is in front of your table- assuring the costumer’s food is done with proper handling sanitation. What other grilling burger stations in Cebu can you find food preparation like this? None!

In less than ten minutes, our food was served. The grilling factor is the key to the quick cooking because of the strong open fire in contact by the patties and buns. It is also the key to healthy eating because the restaurant needs not to use product oils but instead, make use of the natural fats stored inside the patties. Something really good to know!

Now is my favorite part- eating time! I tried the Onion Rings first that costs Php40.00. It tasted good. It is crispy but it’s better eaten with catsup. Their French Fries costs Php 37.00 and it tastes just the same as other restaurant’s fries. I made a few bites with my friend’s Bacon Mushroom & Cheese Flame Half Pounder costing Php145.00. It was terrific! I love the sweet taste of Cheese mixed with the Bacon Mushrooms inside the elongated buns. And finally! I ate my Frankfurter Sausage with Garlic Mayo costing Php 127.00. It’s delicious. My tastes buds liked it, I ordered another one and took home. Haha!

The same with other restaurants, Flame It! Burgers and Sausage’s Burger Steak tastes good. It has no difference with the taste of other eateries offering Burger Steaks. Simply Delicious!

Cebu has never experienced a dining scene offered by Flame it! Burgers and Sausages until it came out of the market. What‘s so unique about this restaurant is that it is the only one that made Cebu taste Grilled Burger Novelty food.

The restaurant offers gourmet burgers on a healthy oatmeal bun, wherein costumers have the option to choose any epicurean toppings listed in the menu. For those who don’t like burgers that much, the restaurant offers German Sausages at affordable prices alongside pasta and rice meals. They also have an array of menu items from rice meals to desserts.

Flame It! Burgers and Sausages dining experience was fun and flavorful. You might want to consider dropping by any branches of it whenever you visit Cebu.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Help Fire Victims

A tragic incident happened last August 10, 2010 in Sitio F. Villa in Barangay T. Padilla. Fire hit the place that Monday, noon. On a recent estimation, nearly 30 houses were razed down. Close to 2,000 families lost their homes and belongings. Fire officials said that it was the biggest fire that hit the city this year.

In line with the sad occurrence, our dear brothers and sisters are knocking the doors of your hearts; asking for anything that you think can help them. Here are the things that are much needed by them at this point in time:
  • clothing (for adults and especially for children)
  • blankets
  • plastic mats
  • assorted, usable kitchen utensils
Of course, the greatest help, let's all pray for them that they will be able to recover from the happening and to cope up with the trauma they gained.

Some of the victims are currently settled in the different evacuation centers in the sports complexes of Barangay Day-as, Tejero, Zapatera and T. Padilla.

Drop off your donations at the Casa Gorordo Museum or at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, 35 Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City. Collection of contributions will be until Friday, August 13, 2010.

GOD SPEED to all of us, most especially to the fire victims. Let's all help!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teens Choice Awards 2010

Teen Choice Awards 2010 Complete List of Winners

My eyes glued on my television screen for a couple of hours from the start of the show to the end; watching the much awaited awards night of teens, by teens and for teens- The Teen Choice Awards 2010.

For this year, the ceremony was hosted by pop singer Katy Perry and the male stars of TV's high school hit "Glee". It was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. The show was aired on August 9, Monday at 8:00pm (American Time) in FOX.

The yearly awards night brings together the biggest and brightest stars of the time to give acknowledgment and appreciation on how they work and give entertainment to and for the youth. Winners are selected through public voting who'll take home surfboard-shaped trophies which are todally unique (yep! I want one alright!)

Vampires Dominate Teen Choice Awards
Maybe we should alter the show's name into 'Vampire Choice Awards'. No, just kidding. But hey! Really! "The Twilight Saga" ruled the ceremony as its casts and the movie itself got the most number of the awards, including the major ones! It sucked 12 awards including Choice Fantasy Award. On the other hand, "The Vampire Diaries" nabbed seven awards, including for choice TV show, fantasy/sci-fi.

Here is the complete list of winners of this year's Teen Choice Awards.

Choice Movie: Action Adventure - “Sherlock Holmes”
Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure - Channing Tatum, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure - Rachel McAdams, “Sherlock Holmes”
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi - “Avatar”
Choice Movie: Liplock - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie: Fight - Mia Wasikowska vs. The Jabberwocky, “Alice in Wonderland”
Choice Movie: Hissy Fit - Miley Cyrus, “The Last Song”
Choice Movie: Chemistry - Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie: Male Breakout - Liam Hemsworth, “The Last Song”
Choice Movie: Female Breakout - Taylor Swift, “Valentine’s Day”
Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer - Kellan Lutz, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer - Ashley Greene, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi - Sam Worthington, “Avatar”
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi - Zoë Saldana, “Avatar”
Choice Movie: Fantasy - “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy - Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy - Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie: Drama - “The Blind Side”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama - Robert Pattinson, “Remember Me”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama - Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy - “Valentine’s Day”
Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy - Ashton Kutcher, “Valentine’s Day”
Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy - Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Choice Movie: Comedy - “Date Night”
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy - Ashton Kutcher, “Killers”
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy - Tina Fey, “Date Night”
Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller - “Paranormal Activity”
Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller - Leonardo DiCaprio, “Shutter Island”
Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller - Megan Fox, “Jennifer’s Body”
Choice Movie: Animated - “Toy Story 3″
Choice Movie: Villain - Rachelle Lefevre, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Choice Movie: Dance - Sandra Bullock and Betty White, “The Proposal”
Choice Summer Movie - “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male - Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female - Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Choice TV Show: Drama - “Gossip Girl”
Choice TV Actor: Drama - Chace Crawford, “Gossip Girl”
Choice TV Actress: Drama - Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Paul Wesley, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Show: Action - “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Choice TV Actor: Action - Zachary Levi, “Chuck”
Choice TV Actress: Action - Yvonne Strahovski, “Chuck”
Choice TV Show: Comedy - “Glee”
Choice TV Actor: Comedy - Jonas Brothers, “JONAS”
Choice TV Actress: Comedy - Selena Gomez, “Wizards of Waverly Place”
Choice TV: Animated Show - “Family Guy”
Choice TV: Reality Show - “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show - “American Idol”
Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star - Lee DeWyze, “American Idol”
Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star - The Kardashians, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
Choice TV: Villain - Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV: Personality  - Ryan Seacrest
Choice TV: Breakout Show - “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer - Hilary Duff, “Gossip Girl”
Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer - Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Choice TV: Female Breakout Star - Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diarie s”
Choice TV: Male Breakout Star- Paul Wesley, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV: Parental Unit - Mike O’Malley, “Glee”
Choice Summer TV Show - “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice Summer TV Star: Male - Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice Summer TV Star: Female - Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice Music: Male Artist - Justin Bieber
Choice Music: Female Artist - Lady Gaga
Choice Music: Group - Selena Gomez & The Scene
Choice Music: Rap Artist - Eminem
Choice Music: R&B Artist - Beyoncé
Choice Music: Rock Group - Paramore
Choice Music: Male Country Artist - Keith Urban
Choice Music: Female Country Artist - Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Country Group - Lady Antebellum
Choice Music: Single - “California Gurls,” Katy Perry
Choice Music: Hook Up - “Airplanes,” B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Male - Justin Bieber
Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female - Selena Gomez and The Scene
Choice Music: Love Song - “When I Look At You,” Miley Cyrus
Choice Music: R&B Track - “OMG,” Usher
Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track - “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem featuring Rihanna
Choice Music: Rock Track - “Ignorance,” Paramore
Choice Music: Country Song - “Fifteen,” Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Album – Pop - “My World 2.0,” Justin Bieber
Choice Music: Album – Rock - “Brand New Eyes,” Paramore
Choice Music: Album – R and B - “Jason Derülo,” Jason Derülo
MUSIC - “Relapse,” Eminem
MUSIC - “Fearless,” Taylor Swift
MUSIC - Justin Bieber
MUSIC - Lady Gaga
MUSIC - “California Gurls,” Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

Choice Athlete: Male
David Beckham (Soccer)
Choice Athlete: Female
Serena Williams (Tennis)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female
Maya Gabeira (Surfing)

Choice Male Hottie - Taylor Lautner
Choice Female Hottie - Megan Fox
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon- Female -Selena Gomez
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon-Male - Taylor Lautner
Choice: Celebrity Fashion Line - “Miley and Max,” Miley Cyrus and Max Azria

Choice Comedian - Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Twit - Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Web Star - Shane Dawson
Choice Videogame - The Sims 3
Choice Smile presented by Invisalign Teen - Taylor Lautner
Choice Activist - Shakira
Choice American Idol Alum - David Archuleta
Most Fanatic Fans - “Twilight” Cast

I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm one of peeps who cast over 85 million votes online. *Whew* that's a big number alright. Congratulations to all the winners! Til next Teen Choice Awards!

You can visit the official site of TC 2010 here.
See Kids Choice Awards 2009 here.
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