Monday, December 27, 2010

SPi Global: 30th Anniversary and Christmas Party

SPi Global celebrates the holidays and its 30th anniversary at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City last December 18, 2010.

SPi Global, the largest Filipino-owned Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company with offices and facilities across North America, Europe and Asia, recently celebreated its 30th year at the SMX Convention Center. The company has over 14,000 employees delivering a wide range of knowledge Process, Customer Relationship and Health Information Management outsourcing services.

SPi Global’s 8,000 employees from their 8 Luzon site flocked to the country’s largest convention center to celebrate their largest Holiday party ever. Their Dumaguete and Iloilo site had their own set of celebrations held earlier this month.

SPi Global CEO and President Maulik Parekh expressed his excitement and optimism with his statement, “There are so many reasons for SPi Global to celebrate 2010. It was an important year for us as we built a strong foundation for the future growth of the company. We started the year with the goal of integrating two strong and complementary organizations – SPi Technologies and ePLDT Ventus, bringing together recognized expertise in Knowledge Process, Customer Relationship Management and Health Information Management Services. We successfully launched our new brand name SPi Global, as an acknowledged member of the PLDT group of companies.

Parekh further said that SPi Global is positioned as the biggest Filipino owned BPO with global presence and also the only BPO company in the country that provides end-to-end high-value service in both voice and non-voice touch points.

Parekh added, “Today, we are celebrating 30 years of commitment to excellence in delivering end-to-end outsourcing solutions worldwide. We are proud to have been recognized numerous award giving bodies.” SPi Global was recently named as leader in Print and Publishing Outsourcing by the Black Book of Outsourcing; as Employer of Choice & Top Employer of the Year by the Social Security System; and won the Non-Voice Excellence of the Year Award in the International ICT Awards.

“Our 30th year in the industry was a good one and we are looking forward to an even better 2011 in terms of growth and expansion for SPi Global,” Parekh said.

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Blued Clothing: Live and Wear Your College Dream

Remember college – when life was simple, fuss-free, and cool?

Those were the days when the world just revolved around classes, the never-ending homework, hanging out with friends at your favorite haunt, cheering your school team at the top of your voice (and risking a hoarse throat the next day), meeting froshies at the annual college acquaintance party, your trips out of the city (or if you’re lucky, the country) for your immersion projects, late nights at coffee shops finishing your thesis, and comatose-ing with your study group on pizza after acing the finals.  The list goes on actually – but simply put, life then was just a carefree joyride.

However, just because college is long over and gone doesn’t mean you can’t live (or re-live) its simple, casual days. Local clothing brand Blued lets you experience the college life once again with its timeless and classic styles that bring you back to those good old days of youthful fun.

Staying true to the spirit of clean, casual, and classic looks, Blued has remained the same fresh, uncomplicated clothing brand which was borne out of a college thesis 19 years ago.

“Blued has forever been faithful to the vibrant, preppy, and young college lifestyle,” says Benzon Tan, President of Blued. “Our collections always reflect our inspiration and we’re proud of our heritage as a purveyor of casual and classic styles.”
And part of the brand’s upcoming campaign is going back to its beginnings, which is the exciting college setting. With Blued’s newest plan entitled “The Blued Project,” the clothing brand is giving college students the chance of a lifetime to land a fashion-slash-business immersion.

The campaign is a cattle call for all university students to formulate an award-winning fashion design and marketing campaign for the brand. A team campaign will be chosen to represent each school, which will then compete for the coveted prize: an on-the-job immersion in Blued Clothing, which will culminate with the launch of their very own Blued Clothing line for the season.
“19 years ago, Blued started off as a business management thesis by a group of visionary collegians,” reminisces Tan. “This time, we want to give the new breed of stylish entrepreneurs a chance to realize their fashionable dreams.”

With Blued, the cool, casual college lifestyle doesn’t have to end at graduation.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Donate Old Shirts and Get Discounts from David and Goliath

Help dress up someone this Christmas!

Donate any of your old shirts and get 200 Php off 
on your
David & Goliath tee.

    1. For every two (2) shirts donated *, get a P200 coupon that can be used when you purchase any regular-priced David & Goliath Tee. 
    2. Only one coupon can be used for each David & Goliath shirt purchased. 
    3. The coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other existing promos and/or discounts. 
    4. The coupon is transferable but not convertible to cash. 
    5. The coupon is valid until March 31, 2011. 
    6. You may drop your donations in any David & Goliath store (Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 5 or Trinoma). 

* any brand as long as they are in decent, wearable condition. 
* Donation period is from December 10, 2010 to January 16, 2011. 
* This project is for the benefit of the T-SHIRT DRIVE OF ROCK ED PHILIPPINES. 

Visit for details. 

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 8055 Series of 2010.

Do You Remember the Graphics from Your 3310 Phones?


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¨¨¨¨¨¨\_________/ Merry Christmas

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|†|….*♥♥☺♣♥♫♥♫♥☺♥♫ ♥♣☺♥♥*
merry xmas - :))

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•。★Christmas★ 。* 。
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˚ ˛ •˛• | 田田|門| ˚And a Happy New Year

Friends sent me these through Facebook... Naalala ko tuloy yung mga graphics sa 3210 at 3310 phones ko dati... Haaaayyyy super bilis na ng technology pero mas naaappreciate ko pa rin ang mga bagay na ganito (",) mga pinaghirapang bagay... *wink*

Thank you very much Essa, Ms. Sire and Anamarie Ayaay respectively! Happy Christmas to you, too!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chic And Cheap Rush Christmas Gift Ideas

3 days to go before Christmas!!!  Yes, 3 days and I haven't wrapped nor bought any Christmas gifts, yet for my family and friends.  Being in the GY shift makes it really hard for me to go to night markets and other bazaars.  Thanks to online transactions, coffee shops, and some of the malls here in the metro extending their operating hours.


*Is It Hot or Is It Just Me? Book by RJ Ledesma

Like you, I'm having a hard time to look for extraordinary gifts for my dad, uncle, brother, and guy officemates.  Good thing I attended the book launch last November  at Powerbooks Greenbelt 3 and found the perfect gift for men.  Who take the first move, men or women?  Find out the science behind first moves in this book.  Available at all leading bookstores nationwide.

*BLUED Clothing Shirts

Shirts are common gifts for him, but local clothing brand, Blued lets you experience the college life once again with its timeless and classic styles.

Blued Clothing was borne out of a college thesis 19 years ago, so this time they want to give university students a chance to land a fashion-slash-business immersion with Blued newest campaign, "The Blued Project".

Check out Blued Clothing Facebook Fanpage to find out more.  Who knows, your college brother who received your "Blued" gift might compete for the coveted prize:  an on-the-job training in Blued Clothing Company and have their very own Blued clothing line.


*Belle de Jour Power Planner 2011

Oh my handy dandy planner, I already received one, hehe!  The BDJ 2011 planner has more coupons (yes, yes, yes, I am sure your girlfriends will love it because of the 60+ coupons they can use for the whole year of 2011).

BDJ Essentials


If you want to give personalized gifts and you don't have the skills, do not worry because Artwine is here to help. They have a mindboggling array of colorful bags, baskets, trinkets and cute art pieces that you can order online.  Hassle free, huh?


*Coffee + SBC Holiday Giveaway Package

Treat 18 of your friends at Seattle's Best Coffee and have a coffee bonding session.  Order 10 SBC holiday drinks and 8 SBC regular drinks and you can get the SBC Holiday Giveaway Package (tumbler + canvass bag).  You can have it for yourself or share it your 19TH friend, hehe. (",)


*SPARX MARX - Start-up saving life insurance

The best gift for your family this Christmas - a one-year life insurance coverage for only P550.

Grab the chance to win an iPad for every purchase of Sparx Max Insurance this Christmas.  For more inf, join Sparx Max Facebook fan page or call 750-LIFE.

Sparxx Max can be purchased both online and offline for your convenience. Online purchases can be made via Sparxx Max’s official website and the Pioneer Life’s website. Sparxx Max updates and purchases can also be made via the Pioneer Sparxx Like Page on Facebook. Offline purchases can be made via select 7-11 branches and Pioneer offices.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Regatta Getaways Facebook Photo Contest

What was the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Start browsing through your photo gallery because your vacation photos might help you win awesome prizes from one of the Philippines’ top clothing brands.
The country's most fashionable leisure wear clothing brand is holding a photo contest called Regatta Getaways and everyone is invited to send their best photos from their holiday getaway to
Only emailed photos are eligible for the contest, so you should email your submissions instead of uploading them on Facebook.
Include your full name and your Facebook account name, home address, email, and contact number with your submission. Each person may submit up to three entries, and each photo must have a title and a caption of 100 - words or less about what made your vacation memorable.  You have to be part of the photo you are going to submit.
Make sure you have the most creative caption and photo for a chance to win Regatta gift certificates worth P 10,000, P 7,000, and P 3,000!
Your photos will be posted on the Regatta Fan Page on Facebook, and you have to be a fan of the Regatta page on Facebook in order to join the contest. Only your name, the title of your photo, and the caption will appear in the post with your photo submission. The top 3 entries with the most number of ŒLIKE¹s will win, so be sure to pick the most creative photo from your holiday! Whether it¹s a photo of a fun summer at a beach with your friends or a photo of yourself exploring the cultural attractions of other countries, send it to us and you might win a shopping spree at Regatta!
And there¹s more: voters also get a chance to win prizes! Those who voted for the winning entries will be eligible to join the raffle for Regatta gift certificates worth P 2,000.
Any Filipino resident can join the contest, and it doesn¹t matter what kind of camera you have. Whether it¹s a point and shoot or a DSLR, as long as it¹s a fantastic photo of your vacation, you have a chance to win!
The Regatta Getaways Photo Contest is open until December 31, 2010. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, please refer to the Regatta Facebook Fan Page.

Rosario: Studio 5's (TV5) MMFF Entry

I am not really a movie person, but of all the MMFF movie trailers that I have seen, I really get chill bumps when I hear the scoring of this movie.  I am curious about this movie and  I wanna watch it!

Watch out for “Rosario,” a story about love betrayal, guilt and redemption, and about what it means to be ahead of one’s time.

The story revolves around Rosario (Jennylyn Mercado), a paragon of beauty and grace, intelligent, sophisticated, a liberal thinker, a young and liberated Filipina in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York, and is spending her vacation in their hacienda. The daughter of Don Enrique (Phillip Salvador) and Doña Adela (Eula Valdez), Rosario was a passionate woman who lives according to her heart’s desires.
She was a woman ahead of her time then , she meets and falls in love with Vicente (Yul Servo), an older man who manages the tobacco plantation owned by Rosario’s family. When Rosario’s father finds out about his daughter’s scandalous affair, he sends Rosario to a convent.
She escapes, and elopes with Vicente to Manila where they raise a family. But Rosario’s life of married bliss slowly crumbles when Vicente becomes ill with tuberculosis, and she is lured to committing adultery. Temptation and scandal still hound Rosario as she continues to defy the moral restrictions of her time.
Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman’s emancipation and the sometimes painful consequencesof following one’s desires.
  • Jennylyn Mercado as Rosario
  • Yul Servo as Vicente
  • Dennis Trillo as Alberto
  • Isabel Oli as Carmen
  • Sid Lucero as Carding
  • Philip Salvador as Don Enrique
  • Eula Valdez as Doña Adela
  • Dolphy as the elder Jesus
  • This is Albert Martinez’s first directorial feature film.
  • This is Jennylyn Mercado’s first self-titled role/film.
  • This is TV5′s (Studio 5) first movie project.
  • Bea Alonzo was first considered to play the role of Rosario.
  • An on-the-set Spanish consultant was hired to guide actors when they need to deliver lines in Spanish.
  • Rosario is the first to use new Arri Alexa camera (in the Philippines).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Samsung Home Appliances: Making Christmas at Home More Special

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) recently held a demo of its newest line-up of home appliances at the SM Megamall Event Center. TV and radio personality Sam Oh hosted the event, while Chef Sau Del Rosario showed the guests how to whip up a Christmas feast using the new Samsung Microwave Oven.
Chef Sau gave a quick lesson on how to come up with an easy Christmas menu. The menu included a cocktail using champagne, strawberry and orange, a creamy ham and penne soup using Christmas or Fiesta Ham, a chicken roulade with mango, asparagus, cherries and teriyaki glaze with mashed sweet potato on the side, and a dessert of suman, mango, sorbets and lengua de gato. Chef Sau didn’t only reheat or defrost, he actually cooked using the Samsung Microwave Oven (AMW83E-SB).

Understanding every family’s need to save time, money and energy especially in this holiday season, global electronics leader Samsung promotes four home appliances – the French Door Refrigerator (Samsung-RF62NERS), Front Load Washer and Dryer (Samsung-WD8754), Microwave Oven (Samsung-AMW83E-SB), and Concerto Vacuum Cleaner (Samsung-SC86H0) – each one a worthy addition to every home. Ultra-sleek and stylish, these modern home must-haves are designed to do the job and then some, thanks to a host of multi-functions and state of the art advancements.

The stainless steel Samsung French Door Refrigerator boasts a Twin Cooling System that offers optimal humidity level, no mixing of odors, and consistent temperature of the fridge and cooling compartments. It also operates with a no-Frost Technology, sparing you from the tedious chore of defrosting. The fridge has a one body shelf that makes it easy to store and draw food, compared to the traditional 33-inch models which come with two separate shelves. While slim, the Samsung French Door Refrigerators is also very spacious: note the adjustable and easy-to-remove bins, the big box drawer at the freezer compartment, and the movable fresh box for jam, cheese and bacon. Hidden hinges, light responding modern edges, simple controls, beautiful contour surface and sophisticated blue color digital display round up the features of this durable appliance.

With a user-friendly, one-touch digital control panel and a simple yet elegant design, the Samsung Microwave Oven (AMW83-SB) comes with a Triple Distribution System, ensuring equal amounts of heat from three microwave distribution points. A Rapid Defrost function, meanwhile, brings frozen foods back to their fresh, pre-frozen state with the instant push of a button. Preparing meals can be quick, hot and delicious with this kitchen innovation, which also comes with a cookbook featuring dishes you can create with the microwave oven.

Anyone who’s ever had to wash his or her own clothes will appreciate the many functions of the Samsung Front Load Washer and Dryer (WD8754). With a door widened up to 480 mm, you get 20% more space for easy loading and unloading. Meanwhile, a diamond-embossed drum
bodes for excellent fabric care; thereby keeping your clothes looking new even after many washings. Taking laundry to a whole new level, the Samsung Front Load Washer and Dryer also effectively removes bacteria from your clothes’ fabric for up to a month through countless microscopic ions in its Silver Wash technology. The Air Refresh system, on the other hand, does what air-drying clothes can’t; it removes undesirable odors that cling to clothes, like sweat and smoke. A Quiet Drive Motor eliminates any noise associated with washers and dryers, making every laundry day a quiet and pleasant experience.

For a swift and effortless house-cleaning, the Samsung Concerto Vacuum Cleamer (SC86H0) is definitely a top choice with its Ecowave Technology that makes it both energy-efficient and eco-friendly with less CO2 emissions. This bagless vacuum cleaner features a Twin Chamber Plus System for less clogging and overflow of dust. This particular system that effectively removes microscopic dust particles with strong centrifugal force also makes cleaning using the Concerto Vacuum Cleaner less stressful to your surroundings because it emits a soothing sound rather than noise as compared to your regular vacuum cleaner. It also comes with an infrared remote handle control, the first and only one in the Philippines, that allows users to effortlessly control the vacuum cleaner, without needing to reach down to change the suction power or switch the vacuum on or off. And its ergonomic design makes it so easy to hold, use and control.

Make Christmas at home more special with Samsung Home Appliances.

Samsung’s French Door Refrigerator, Front Load Washer and Dryer, Microwave Oven, and Concerto Vacuum Cleaner are available in all major appliance stores nationwide.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

AVON VOICES: Avon's First-ever Global Online Singing Talent Search and Songwriting Competition

Avon Products, Inc. launches Avon Voices, its first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women in celebration of its 125th Anniversary.  Avon invites people from more than 60 countries, along with its 6.2 million independent sales Representatives, to ignite a global movement through music.  A renowned judging panel of music industry leaders from around the world includes: Fergie, six-time Grammy award winner; legendary songwriter, Diane Warren; Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; Delta Goodrem, Australian artist of the decade; Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress; Ivete Sangalo, Brazil’s biggest pop star; and Russian sensation, Valeriya.  Highlights of the year-long program will include travel to exciting destinations for nearly 200 global contenders to receive professional coaching and Avon makeovers, and record performance videos.  The goal of the Talent Search is to find two talented singers – one an Avon Representative – who may have the opportunity to record a professionally produced album.

The program’s official website - – is live, and open for registration.  There are three ways to engage as a member of the Avon Voices global community:

Sing: Women are invited to participate in the online Singing Talent Search by choosing a song from the website and uploading a submission video through February 13, 2011 at

Vote: Everyone can be a talent scout and recruit all of the talented people they know, watch videos, and vote for their favorite Avon Voices contenders to help decide the outcome. From April through October, the search will be narrowed down four times by a combination of online public voting and judges’ scores. (Official Round One voting begins April 22, 2011).

Write:  Women and men may enter the Songwriting Competition. Write an original song that inspires or shares hope and optimism with the world. Simply submit a digital file and lyric sheet at (between May 20, 2011 and July 1, 2011).

To learn more about Avon Voices, go to or follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (


Join in. Sing out.: Avon Voices is Avon’s first-ever global online singing talent search for women, and songwriting competition for women and men. Avon Voices offers Representatives and consumers the opportunity to participate through singing, songwriting, or simply voting and joining the online community.

Global Movement: The Avon Voices program will take place in more than 60 countries. Avon Representatives and Customers are invited to enter the singing talent search and/or the songwriting competition.

Personal Journey: Avon has always encouraged the dreams of women globally. Avon Voices will provide talent search participants with the opportunity to tell their stories, share their dreams and showcase their talents.

Straight From the Heart: Avon is asking each and every participant to sing out, share their story and vote from the heart. Their honesty and sharing through story and song will help us achieve our objective, which is to celebrate real women and real voices. Avon Voices is a new and modern expression of Avon’s heritage and values, and a way for Avon to proudly share these values with the world.

My Voice Counts:  Avon celebrates individuality and believes that every voice makes a difference. Participants do not need to have singing or songwriting talent to engage in Avon Voices. In fact, the online voters are a key part of keeping the energy and the authenticity of Avon Voices alive.

Philanthropy: Avon prides itself on its commitment to women’s causes globally. Through Avon Voices, we will provide an unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness in support of our philanthropic efforts around the world.

About Avon Products, Inc.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue.  As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.2 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives.  Avon's product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark.  Learn more about Avon and its products at

About Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women. Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Today, Avon philanthropy focuses its funding on breast cancer research and access to care, efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence, its women's environmental movement to nurture nature, and efforts to provide relief and recovery in times of major natural disasters and emergencies.

Photos from the Event:

Avon Products Representatives

Aqiva: No to Picky Eating and Yes to Proper Nutrition!

If you follow my blog, you already know that we have a foster brother, whom we really, really love, but the only thing we do not like about him is that he's a picky eater!

AQIVA by Wyeth

We only want what's the best for him.  We are afraid on what his eating habits will cause him and I am so thankful to attend the launch of AQIVA last November 26 in Society Lounge, Makati because we have found the answer to address picky eating.

Hosted by Ms. Donita Rose

Aqiva was created by Wyeth, the country’s leading nutritionals company, to support parents who aim to address the problems of their picky eating children from ages 4-7 years old.

“It’s very important for children to get the nutrition that they need at an early age,” shares Carlo de la Paz, Aqiva brand manager. “According to research, young children’s diets, especially picky eaters, may be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. This can affect his or her physical development.”

Unlike other milk brands that have excessive fat content, Aqiva provides the ideal caloric distribution for your child with high quality macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats that’s all within RENI (Recommended Energy and Nutrient intake) levels.

De la Paz further shares that the quality of macronutrients is another area that Aqiva can be proud of. “We all know that not all fat or protein can be considered as ‘good fats’ or ‘good proteins.” Aqiva gets its fat from an all-vegetable source whereas its protein contains high quality whey protein which is easily absorbed and tolerated by young children.

Thus, Aqiva may help give your child a better, healthier future, by providing him or her better nutrition.

Picky eating is a behavior that can be ended by better equipping and educating parents and guardians on the issue, and supporting them with quality milk supplements such as Aqiva.

Entertainment Lineup on the all new AXN Beyond

Get set to be blown away by the latest drama and entertainment shows on an all new, all awesome AXN Beyond channel. More than ever, viewers from the Philippines will enjoy a fresh and unrivalled programming line-up across a newly-expanded spectrum of genres, as AXN Beyond refreshes to redefine the entertainment experience like no other.

Turning into a ‘super-sized’ channel, AXN Beyond will serve up more monthly premieres from many more genres than before. Taking the definition of ‘entertainment’ to the limit, AXN Beyond will go beyond fun, feisty and fabulous with its variety of shows. These range from mystery and suspense, fantasy and science-fiction, paranormal and supernatural, fashion and design, to lifestyle and romance, across drama, variety, reality, sitcom, comedy, talk shows, movies and even music concerts.
Said Voo Chih Yeong, Head of AXN Beyond, “Viewers need to look no further than AXN Beyond for the latest shows across the variety of genres, as our channel will have something for just about everyone at a single destination. With a far more compelling entertainment experience, AXN Beyond now appeals to an even wider audience than before. Viewers who have come to enjoy the great programs on AXN will definitely love and appreciate the same world-class quality in the fresh content selection on the all new AXN Beyond.”
Indeed, AXN Beyond hails from the same team that brought Asia its top English general entertainment channel, AXN. As a fresh, hip and energetic TV destination, the new AXN Beyond draws audiences across a wide range of demographics seeking new and exciting entertainment choices, and has its sweet spot among male and female viewers aged 18 – 35.

‘Superduperlicious Tuesdays’ on AXN Beyond!
Viewers are set for ‘Superduperlicious Tuesday’ evenings as AXN Beyond serves up a back-to-back series of the channel’s very latest shows, all premiering on Tuesday, December 7, 2010! The fun begins with reality talk show The Marriage Ref, as celebrities such as Madonna, Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow pass judgement on real-life couples’ marriages.
That leads to light-hearted series like Drop Dead Diva Season 2 which continues the life of shallow model Deb (Brooke Elliott) whose soul ends up in the body of a brilliant, plus-size attorney. The night’s fun culminates in AXN Beyond’s headliner of the month – fresh new legal comedic drama The Defenders which stars Jim Belushi (According to Jim) and Jerry O’Connell (Sliders) as colourful Las Vegas defence attorneys.

Beyond Fun, Feisty & Fabulous

In the same month, AXN Beyond will bring on some of television’s most compelling stories in its latest drama offerings. Viewers will be captivated by the intrigue in Caprica, prequel to Battlestar Galactica and television’s first science-fiction family saga. Audiences will also get caught in the suspense of Persons Unknown, a mystery drama following seven trapped strangers whose every move is watched.
Reality entertainment on AXN Beyond is far from the usual stuck-on-an-island-fighting-for-survival shows, but is fun-to-watch yet nail-biting fare. Fierce competition, over-the-top backstabbing and catfights in reality series await in Top Chef Masters and The Rachel Zoe Project, while The Real Housewives of New York Season 2 sneaks a peek into the lavish lifestyles of the rich in the Big Apple.
Adding more than a dash of glitz and glamour is Scream 2010, the world’s first and only awards show celebrating the best in science-fiction, fantasy, comics and horror. Music lovers will enjoy Beyoncé I Am... Yours, a spectacular ‘live’ concert by singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles’ at Wynn Las Vegas.

With all that and more, viewers will surely adore the all-new, all awesome entertainment experience with the latest shows across the greatest variety of genres, unveiling this December on the fresh, hip and super-sized AXN Beyond.

The Defenders
Premieres December 7, 2010, airing Tuesdays 9.50pm first and exclusively on AXN Beyond
The Defenders is a comedic drama about two colourful Las Vegas defence attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick (Jim Belushi, According to Jim) and Pete (Jerry O’Çonnell, Sliders, Crossing Jordan) are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
 Leading the law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek are Nick Morelli, an earnest, hard-charging attorney who represents his clients to the best of his ability, no matter how big or small the case; and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek, whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes.
Joining them in their growing law practice is new associate Lisa Tyler (Jurnee Smollett, The Great Debaters), an enthusiastic young attorney looking to put her exotic dancing days behind her; and their young assistant, Sophie (Tanya Fischer, Life On Mars), a spunky and sweet ingénue who is eager to please her bosses.

Begins Dec 9, 2010, 10pm in a two-episode TV premiere event, with subsequent episodes airing Thursdays 10pm on AXN Beyond
Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families – the Graystones and the Adamas. Bound together by tragedy, their ensuing struggle will determine the fate of the 12 Colonies. Caprica is a society rife with advanced technology. Little do they know they are trembling on the brink of the creation of the first cybernetic life-form node, or ‘CYLON’.
The Graystones and Adamas come from different cultures and wildly different socio-economic backgrounds. Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) is a computer genius and the leading businessman of the 12 Colonies. His wife, Amanda Graystone (Paula Malcolmson) is an elite neurosurgeon. Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) is an immigrant, a lawyer with ties to the mob, and a father who is desperate to reconnect with his estranged son, William (Sina Najafi). Their bitter rivalry will bring the end of life as they know it. Their children are the future.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

UNO Magazine: From Print to iPad

At first, I thought UNO Magazine is just your typical monthly men's magazine, but while browsing through it on iPad (yes, you read it right, iPad), I learned to love this mag.  I learned that it is a magazine that appreciates art and the articles are fun and extraordinaire.

Now, let's go back to the iPad.  Yes, proud iPad owners you can now carry your UNO copy with your touch screen decvice.  I am pleased to share that UNO Magazine is now available in eReader format via Press Display for the iPad, iPhone, and the Amazon Kindle.

Soon, it will also be available on the Android OS eReader format and readers can subscribe to this eMagazine for a very minimum fee.

One more thing I love about UNO.  It says in the magazine and I quote, "We love women.  It is our belief that digital tools should be used to emphasize natural beauty and/or enhance a specific aesthetic not for turning people into wax models.  We think that there's more to men (and women) than their surfaces."

RJ Ledesma, editor-in-chief and Jayvee Fernandez, online editor of UNO Magazine explained further about this during the UNO on iPad launch at te M1NT Bar and Restaurant, Taguig City last November 23.

RJ Ledesma and Jayvee Fernandez

They showed the magazine using the iPad and proudly points to the photos that are not Photoshoped.  Scars, marks, and other imperfections of the models can be seen and I, together with the other bloggers, were all surprised.  I think they are the only ones who are doing it.  Great job, UNO, great job!

To download here to download the PressReader App and subscribe to UNO Magazine.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Join Museo Pambata's Annual Toy and Book Drive

Let us help 2000 kids this Christmas 2010!!!

With the help of your old Barbie doll, teddy bear, or book, you can make one of the 2000 kids of Museo Pambata happy.

Museo Pambata will be celebrating their 16th anniversary with a bang!  They will be having a gift-giving activity with 2000 kids on December 19, 2010.  Isn't that great?

And with Ate Myla's mom's crafty ideas, we will be donating some of their DIY hair clips, ribbons, and head bands to these kids.

Thank you Ate!

So if you also want to share your blessings, just click on the e-flyer.

You can drop off your donations at Museo Pambata, Roxas Blvd. corner South, Drive, Manila (beside the US Embassy) from 9AM-5 PM (Mon-Sat) and Sundays 1-5 PM only. For some who started a local donation drive in schools and offices (only within Metro Manila) Museo Pambata can pick-up the donation boxes before December 15, 2010. They can be reached through Tel. 523-1797/98 local 103 and 106 and Fax 5221246.

If you're in Makati, drop off your donations at JWT Manila,7th floor Equitable Bank Tower, Paseo de Roxas Makati on or before December 10, 2010 c/o JWT Manila.

Thank you very much!  Advanced Merry Christmas!!!