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The BIG Outlet and Travel Sale 2011

Now enjoy all the best deals with the biggest brands plus Book & Buy and discounted rates on hotels, resorts and airfare! Buy everything you need for your next big getaway in this 3-day extravaganza!

Catch The BIG Outlet and Travel Sale at The Megatent (30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City (bet DepEd and Renaissance) on October 14-16, 2011, Friday-Sunday, 10am-9pm

Up to 90% off on Select Merchandise + Book & Buy Promos from Resorts & Hotels and other perks like:

  • Free Entrance to BPI Cardholders (with valid ID)
  • Additional perks for BPI Express Credit Edge and Petron Mastercard holders!
  • Hourly Raffle Draws for BPI Edge & Petron Mastercard holders
  • Chance to win Sun Cellular post-paid line + Mobile Phones!

Travel Merchants: AirPhil Express, Microtel Philippines, The Tides Hotel Boracay, Movenpick Resort & SpaCebu, Las Casas Filipinas, One Tagaytay Place, Hotel Elizabeth, Fersal Hotel, etc.

Brands: PowerMac Center, Ipanema, Levi’s, Nike Golf, Dupe’, Rudy Project, Crumpler, Cushe, Hush Puppies, Melissa, Adidas, Puma, Devant, Nike, Accel, Rustan Marketing Corp. Cutting Edge,  JA Henckels, Manny O Wines, Canopy Homes, Parker, Chocolate Clothing, Dockers, R.A.F., Plains & Prints, Guerlain, Grendha, Giordano Ladies, Pac Sports, Sebago, Targus, Switch, Digital Walker, Audio Technica, Ideal Vision, Speck, Slazenger, Maldita, and many many more!


A little bird told me that a lot of people are planning to get away and travel this time of the year! THIS IS JUST IN TIME! You can buy all your stuff in discounted prices and even a chance to win amazing prizes from participating brands! Or you may not travel NOW but if you plan to travel, I suggest you  start investing in your stuff NOW!

You may RSVP here at the event page. If you worry about entrance, just tweet me @Jonver_David or contact me.

I’ll be there also to check out some things for my upcoming trip! I’ll tell you if it’s sure already :)

Cine Europa 14


Featuring different films from Europe, Cine Europa 14 opens to the public September 9 and closes at the 18th. Admission is free. First come, first served.


Something to make us excited for September apart from the start of the ber months, cooler weather, and Christmas shopping.

See you there!


MOV Festival

The 4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival will run from September 1 to 6, 2011. This year, .MOV Fest will be taking upon its shoulders the world premiere of the films by directors championed by Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc, such as Lav Diaz, John Torres, Raya Martin, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, and more. It will also include cinematic treats from around Southeast Asia and World Cinema. And, because the 4th .MOV Fest will also be celebrating music and literature, expect activities that feature the best Philippine songwriters and literary figures. This makes .MOV Fest the first ever local festival that will combine all three in one event.

Another thing to look forward to this year’s festival is the staple Silvershorts competition, wherein aspiring filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films. Previous Silvershorts directors such as Ato Bautista, Quark Henares, Chris Martinez have gone on to become full-fledged, recognized directors both here and abroad. This year’s Jury panel will include Chris Fujiwara (USA/Japan), Kong Rithdee (Thailand), Vanja Kaludjercic (Croatia/France).

The 4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival is dedicated to the memory of film critics Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc. The festival will take place in several venues – The Podium Cinemas, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Museum, Fully Booked High Street and Cine Adarna in UP Diliman.

Complete schedule; Cine Adarna schedule

5th Silent Film Festival 2011

Now in its fifth year, the Goethe-Institut Philipinen, the Japan Foundation, Manila, Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Italy and together this year with the Embassy of Greece, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines and the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film present the 5th International Silent Film Festival Manila.

As the only Silent Film Festival in South East Asia, the International Silent Film Festival Manila presents these films in the same manner befitting their stature as an indispensible artefact of the human experience.

Brides of Sulu, 1934: August 26, Friday – 7pm

Nosferatu, 1922: August 26, Friday – 9pm

Akeyuku Sora, 1929: August 27, Saturday – 5pm

Dante’s Inferno, 1911: August 27, Saturday – 7pm

The Greek Miracle, 1921: August 28, Sunday – 5pm

Pilar Guerra, 1926: August 28, Sunday – 5pm

All films are screened in their original formats and accompanied by live performances from contemporary Filipino artists. In the artistic tradition of self-sustenance through self-reference, these performances refamiliarize audiences with their cinematic past and continue to showcase the glamour, wonder and spirit of entertainment that has allowed this medium to endure and evolve into something much greater than itself.

For more information:

National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA)
T: 527-2209

Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (SOFIA)

Goethe-Institut Philippinen
T: 817-0978

The Japan Foundation, Manila
T: 811-6155

Embassy of Italy
T: 892-4531
E: stage.manila@esteri.it

Philippine-Italian Association
E: filital2@yahoo.com

Embassy of Greece
E: gremb.man@gmail.com

Instituto Cervantes
T: 526-1482

Free entry for Nosferatu (Germany)

Ticket counter opens 90 minutes prior to film showing of Nosferatu (Germany). First-come, first-served.



I’d like to zap myself into the period where silence is an art. See you!

Nasaan si Aga?

What we do know is he was with us at Borough in Podium in a party put up by TV5. And we sent him off into the oblivion.







Well, at least he left for the unknown for us! TV5 presented to us Pinoy Explorer and the Nasaan si Aga? Campaign!




Pinoy Explorer is the new Travel offering for TV by station TV5. It will feature Aga Muhlach in different countries – living like a normal guy. With the fame backpacking has earned today, I think it will hit the TV to young travelers who want to get there without much damage to the pocket. Come to think of it, I need this for my future use!!!



The only question now is: WHERE ON EARTH IS AGA GOING (FIRST)? TV5 brings the Nasaan si Aga promo for all of us! There are two ways to join to win an Apple iPad 2 or an Asian Adventure for 2 courtesy of TV5!

DSC_1080Director Rowell Santiago talks about their upcoming travel program. He’s the best-looking among the Santiago brothers. #alamna haha!


It was also Aga’s birthday surprise from his TV5 family.

Nasaan si Aga? Text Promo:
Register by typing AGA REG [Name and Address] and send to 2929 Registration is FREE! To start guessing Aga’s whereabouts, participants can text AGA to 2929 and earn one raffle entry for each answer sent. Open to all Globe, Smart, and Sun subscribers. Tariff rates apply.

Nasaan si Aga? Twitter Promo:
’cause nobody wants to approve an app just to join
NOT LOL-ing on that, haha!

Anyway. Join the Twitter promo by visiting Nasaan si Aga? website and start tweeting your answer by using the #nasaansiaga hashtag. Each Twitter user earns one raffle entry regardless of how many tweets made. Profile photos of participants will be collated by a program to form a mosaic that will gradually show an image of Aga’s location (techie much!!!) The mosaic will be shown in the website upon reaching 10,000 tweets.

At the end of the promos on September 1, 2011, one (1) Twitter user will win a brand new Apple iPad2 and one (1) mobile user will win an Asian Adventure for 2.

Some family friends (long ago, when I was still a kid) kept telling me I really look like Aga. I don’t know. Last week, my mom’s officemate just told her I look like John Pratts. Me already! HAHA!

You judge. LOL!

Was able to meet and talk to model Luke Jickain. I hope he finds this photo of him and his friends

It’s not too late to join! Happy texting/tweeting!

P.S. Have you heard of news that Apple is banning companies to give away iPad2’s? Just overheard somewhere.

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PLDT – Smart Jump Center

DSC_0976Home Solutions Zone

I love the idea that I can do anything online. Whether it be paying my bills, buying my stuff, talking to a customer representative, and pretty much everything. It’s very convenient and cost-efficient, if you ask me.


DSC_0979Free wi-fi in store.

DSC_0980PLDT Telepad. First smart desk phone. I like to take this home!

DSC_0981PLDT and Smart know style. I like the table piece.

DSC_0982Enterprise Solutions Zone



DSC_0986E-points system for business enterprises.

DSC_0987Stay Connected Zone. 

They feature the latest gadgets available in the country!

DSC_0988HTC Chacha, the Facebook phone. I hope it’s reprogrammable. I’ll redirect it to Twitter :P

DSC_0989RIM BlackBerry Playbook. Rivals my heart for an iPad2!

DSC_0990TouchSCREENS! Lurve!

DSC_0994The Jump people are ready to assist you every step in the way.



Yet again, who could resist THIS?


More of THIS!!!

DSC_1001AN 82″ TOUCHSCREEN TV! Nakaka-technosexual!

DSC_1002You can even text with it, simultaneously with your phone! PAK!


DSC_1004This baby can take 32 fingers all at once. I want this on my bedroom!

What’s this?! PLDT and Smart Communications launches their very first Jump Center. “At Jump, you will find the newest, coolest gadgets and services that we have to offer to serve the digital and mobile lifestyles of our customers at home, work, and leisure,” said PLDT President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno. “It showcases how PLDT and Smart are working together to offer customers the best possible service.”


DSC_1009PLDT and Smart authorities explaining the JUMP.

If a service center looks like this, I don’t mind getting out of the house (actually of the bed) to get a taste of the latest technology! It’s so cool they even put up a learning center, the Springboard, for students and some adults who could also use it for some much-needed updating.

DSC_1008Consultant to SMART Jayvee Fernandez

DSC_1011Blogger Yen Dreyfus with husband Chuckie.

DSC_1012They raffled two HTC Chacha units. Didn’t win though.


Yahoo Southeast Asia’s Joey Alarilla


The Mom Blogger: Noemi Dado

DSC_1017Jayson with Charlene, who invited me to this event. Thank you!

DSC_1018Blogger Azrael Coladilla

DSC_1019Blogger Mica Rodriguez, Philippine Blog Awards Juned Sunido, with another blogger.

I see this effort as advancing the technology awareness in the country, as well as, helping technophobes come out of their shells to embrace the wonderful technology set before them. I don’t think anybody should live scared of these stuff just because they’re intimidated with it. These things are better enjoyed.

I want that 82″ flat touchscreen TV!!!

Jump Center by PLDT – Smart
4/F Cyberzone, SM Megamall Bldg B
Mandaluyong City

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Orchard Road

Food Coma Alert!!! Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. LOL!

DSC_0915Roasted Hainanese Chicken

If there is something I really enjoyed about Singapore, it would be their food. And thank God for a few restaurants in Manila offering authentic Singaporean (usually with Malaysian) fare, my taste buds won’t miss the streets of Singapore that badly.

DSC_0905Flavor mixes

DSC_0906Tea/Coffee corner


DSC_0908Chili. Everywhere there’s chili.



DSC_0914They look like dancing Single Ladies. LOL!


DSC_0917This is how they clean their woks.



DSC_0925Dessert-making – looks like our local halo-halo!

Introducing the Orchard Road dinner pass. It’s given to you once you eat here and it is composed of two vouchers wherein you get an item stamped when you order a specific menu item. Once you completed the stamps, you get PhP 200 off your next meal. We were invited to take the flavors of Orchard Road to test and to kick start our own dinner passes.

DSC_0928Laksa. I just have to have it extra spicy.

DSC_0929Hainanese Chicken. All I need with my Hainanese chicken is to have an extra drizzle of Sesame Oil. Oh, this version is so good, I can travel back to Singapore just by eating.  

DSC_0932Curry Chicken. Meat is incredibly tender and moist at the same time. Of course, you can’t miss the kick of the curry. WATER!!!

DSC_0933Satay. Pretty much like our barbecue with a twist.

DSC_0935Singapore Fried Chicken. You won’t believe the crunch in every bite. Crunchy in the outside and tender and moist in the inside. Can’t get any better than that.

DSC_0927Teh Tarik. I never eat Singaporean without a helping or two. This is the parameter if I will come back or not. LOL!!! But seriously, it has to be good! This one is good!

DSC_0926Iced Kachang. It’s like an inverted halo-halo where most of the toppings are in the bottom, topped with flavored ice and lots of condensed milk. Definitely for the sweet tooth.

DSC_0936Making Teh and Kopi Tarik.





DSC_0943A chef from the dessert kitchen came over to demonstrate the making of the famous Teh Tarik and Kopi Tarik. It’s simply coffee or tea with condensed milk. The secret of the drink, however is in the manner of preparing it – instead of manually shaking, one has to “pull” it to achieve the frothy result.


DSC_0945The froth of the Teh/Kopi Tarik comes from the “pull” done while preparing it. 

Thank you Orchard Road, Sean, and the rest of Agatep Associates, Inc. for inviting me for a sumptuous degustation. Indeed I went home with a stouter heart for Singaporean food! It’s officially my favorite cuisine now! I can’t wait for the next one!!!


DSC_0951Team Certified Foodies

DSC_0952Runaway Blogger and My Kitchen Haven. LOL at Ethan’s face!!!


DSC_0956Team When in Manila


DSC_0974Agatep Associates

What’s your favorite Singaporean dish?



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Temptation Island x Chatime Tweetup

No, this is not a paid advertisement for the Joey Gosiengfiao remake, and that does not need any, haha.

But yes, we’re milk tea loving people. AND yes, we’re screening the original 1980 Temptation Island!

Catch this FREE screening (we’re playing an original DVD) and avail of free upgrade from our partner – Chatime! Come one, come all. This is for everyone, and we don’t even care if you have a Twitter username or not! Just come and have fun with us (or you can be peaceful with your lovely tea and watch purposefully.)

Click to enlarge

I’m gonna try Yakult Green Tea next!

Don’t you just love the interiors?! 

So drop anything for a break! Milk tea with us and watch Temptation Island! BE TEMPTED TO GO OUT! (fail tagline, LOL!)

Tweetup is at Chatime Pioneer Centre (see map below,) July 28, Thursday, 7:30pm. Free drink upgrade for everyone! Screening starts at 8pm. Please sign up here, so we know that you’re coming.

It’s 3am and I’m still thinking of Harry Potter

You may have read (or not) that I dropped everything just to catch the premiere night of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 today. I still can’t organize my thoughts about it though. It’s a mix of feelings —

Happiness, (the movie looks good, good enough to be happy with)
(SOMEBODY is a very generous lover)
Confusion, (I really didn’t read the book)
Laughter, (there were some really funny moments)
Sadness, (it has ended) and
Courage (I don’t know about you, it’s a pretty motivational movie.)

But, above all this, I shall miss the Harry Potter series (especially Daniel Radcliffe, who has given me plenty of wet dreams, LOL!)

There’s this app in Facebook called Find your Patronus. And apparently, I’m the same with THE generous lover I was talking about.

Kidding aside, it’s so depressing (extreme!) because it just feels like a generation has just ended. Seeing the last of the Harry Potter movies maybe emotional to those whose childhood was confined within the pages of JK Rowling’s masterpiece. It’s emotional for me though, not because it defined my childhood, but because I feel somebody had just died. Yeah, weird, but really in that kind of way.


But think this: it’s so good, it kept me from tweeting. Usually, when I’m really REALLY bored with a movie, I check my phone, which is in silent mode, several times, until something comes out interesting. This one, however, kept me to the edge of my seat. Yes, another weird phenomena these days. There’s just some really annoying seatmates who kept on talking and talking and giving irreverent comments about the movie. I nearly gave an advice that they should’ve bought pirated DVD na lang instead and get caught eventually and be jailed instead of ruining people’s happy cinema experience. But aside from that, nothing bred boredom. But that’s me, I don’t know you.

Well, my disorganized thought had led me into thirty minutes of directionless writing. It’s nearing 4am, and I still can’t stop thinking about Harry, or why did they include a scene of Daniel Radcliffe changing clothes. LOL! Okay, stopping there. No more spoilers! And no more lusting over Harry! But you better watch it!!!

Preparing for another movie tomorrow,

Thanks to Paola and Zed for the free movie. I love free movies!!!

Manels Private Sale

If there are two fashion guilty pleasures that I have – that would be shoes and bags. Shameful confession: most of the time, before I look to the face, I look to the shoes first! Well, anyway. HAHA! Enough of that.

Two days before the launch of the biggest sale (as far as I’m concerned) I’ve ever heard, Manels invited bloggers to see their latest collections and, of course, to go shopping!!! ALL ITEMS, 50% OFF! Zeh bloggers just went wild!

DSC_1046Bloggers just went giddy!



DSC_1051Ooops, dark. Sarreh Melai!

DSC_1052Camwhore-all-you-can! You go shoot that photo, Aisa!


DSC_1057Early (not angry) birds: Aisa, Reg, Honey, Krissy, and Ana

DSC_1061Gah, so many choices! WHICH TO BUY THOUGH?

Maphisto: Men’s shoes. I actually find it marginalizing (very serious, lol) that most boutiques have only A CORNER for men. We are capable of dressing up people, so pimp that corner up! Just saying…

DSC_1047Premium leather

DSC_1050I love the wingtip and perforations, but I really don’t need it.

DSC_1053These look comfy like bathroom slippers.

DSC_1055Topsiders nation

DSC_1059I’ve been searching for a tote bag…

DSC_1060When you’re at Manels, try to smell the leather. It’s so addicting.

DSC_1064I have a pair that looks like these, but I think aren’t as sturdy as these topsiders.




DSC_1091I got the fourth, beige one.



Mr. Mark Siggaoat, VP for Operations of Manels leathergoods. He’s very accommodating. Thank you Sir!

Now some treat for the girls. Manels has a wide selection of women’s shoes.


DSC_1067This snow leopard print tote can stand out in any crowd.

DSC_1068Fringe, anyone?

DSC_1073Studded leather oxfords. For some remixed hipster chic outfit.

DSC_1094You know what they say…

DSC_1080“The higher the heels…”

DSC_1083“…the closer to God!”



They also feature some other leather items like…


DSC_1074More bags

DSC_1075Very classy wallets 


Here are some of the bloggers I met in the event:


DSC_1071Photographer Frank Ruaya


Honey Andrade of Somnium et Vita. Fellow nurse-blogger. Hello there, Honey!


Sarah Tirona of Fashion Eggplant. I was surprised to know her age, she looks so young! And so stylish too!



Reg Rodriguez of Hey Rocket Girl! Her maxi dress really caught my eye.


Krissy of Krissyfied.

DSC_1084Manels staff, who are equally accommodating as their boss!

Thank you and happy anniversary, Manels for a wonderful shopping experience! And I wish I can remember all the bloggers’ names! There goes me again.

The Manels BIG Sale, 50% off on all items, including new arrivals, also on all branches, runs from July 13 – 17 only.

Lastly this is what I wore. Kinda repeat (teehee, I’m not fashown!) Photo by Frank Ruaya

And this is what I got, beige topsiders. Yay! I have new shoes ulit! Photo by Manels Megamall branch.

Heed your inner consumerist! (LOL!)