Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Craft Central at Greenbelt 5 Level 3 Opens this October 1

The Craft Central has launched its own Arts & Crafts Store in Greenbelt 5, Makati!
What was once a virtual shop that inspired thousands of dreamers to create beautiful crafts, The Craft Central has finally opened its own physical store in Greenbelt 5, Makati!

The Craft Central serves as a haven for artists and aspiring ones. The store fills itself with goods made by a number of passionate talented craft partners, as well as a space for interested hobbyists to hone a variety of skills through different workshops.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Thyroid Awareness Campaign. Unmasking Your Thyroid.

Three weeks ago, there was a call for bloggers to attend this event to promote its awareness. I tried to recall family members who were affected by this disease. What I know about this disease is that it affects your physical appearance in the neck area. 

(Dr. Raymond Tapang, Medical Director of  Merck for opening remarks)

Last September 21, 2015, "Unmasking Your Thyroid" A Bloggers' event was held at Yakan function room of Holiday Inn Hotel Makati. It was a women conference. This advocacy was part of Merck's to promote awareness of Thyroid disorders. 

It may surprised you that millions of Filipinos have of Thyroid disorders or disease. Awareness of this disease is quite low. Most Filipinos tend to ignore the symptoms of thyroid disorders or worst mistake them as other diseases. 

Monday, September 19, 2016



The ADAC Rallye Deutschland is sometimes referred to as the summer’s Rallye Monte-Carlo due to the complex tyre choices it frequently necessitates, and this year was no exception.
Tyre calls notably played a decisive role on Saturday when crews visited the narrow stages of Germany’s Saarland region and the notorious asphalt/concrete tracks of the Baumholder army ranges. Michelin’s crews ran every imaginable permutation of the H5 (hard) and S5 (soft) versions of the Pilot Sport in the changeable weather conditions.
Ogier (VW/Michelin) laid the foundations for his second Rallye Deutschland triumph on the Panzerplatte stages for which he chose a combination of S5s and H5s for the first visit, then S5s all-round for the afternoon’s repeat. The three-time world champion won both attempts at Panzerplatte Lange (40.80km) to conclude Day 2 with a safety margin of 33.4 seconds.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia went on to pocket their 35th world class victory and their third of the year to extend their lead at the top of the provisional points table. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Polo R WRC (39 victories) has become the most successful car on Michelin rubber in the history of the FIA WRC.
The weekend produced a thrilling fight for second, third and fourth places. Early pace-setter Andreas Mikkelsen (VW/Michelin), Dani Sordo (Hyundai/Michelin) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) were covered by just four seconds ahead of Sunday’s 60 kilometres of competitive action. The fastest time on SS15 promoted Sordo to second spot, while Neuville won SS16.
SS17 was cancelled, so the outcome was settled on the Power Stage (14.84km). Neuville was quickest again but his attempt to pass his Spanish team-mate failed by one-tenth of a second. Mikkelsen ended up fourth overall.
Ott Tanak’s late retirement on Saturday (Ford, alternator) handed fifth place to Hayden Paddon (Hyundai/Michelin) who was delayed by several errors early on. Mads Ostberg (Ford/Michelin) was sixth, ahead of WRC2 winner Esapekka Lappi who headed a one-two finish for Skoda Motorsport and Michelin. Jan Kopecky was second in the class, ahead of local hero Armin Kremer (Skoda) who was taking part in the event for the 16th time.
The first ‘clear’ asphalt round of the year claimed a number of victims. Jari-Matti Latvala (VW/Michelin, gearbox) and Eric Camilli (Ford/Michelin, accident) both lost big chunks of time, while Stéphane Lefebvre (Citroën/Michelin) had a big crash. Everyone at Michelin Motorsport wishes the Frenchman and his co-driver Gabin a speedy recovery.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Press Release: Precious Pelikula Turns Favorite Novels from Print to Reel

Mr. Segundo Matias

Manila City - Precious Hearts Romances launches first Precious Pelikula Filmmaking Contest that aims to breathe life to well-loved pocketbook stories through the eyes of six talented filmmakers.
In April 2016, Precious Pages Corp., the publisher of Precious Hearts Romances, called on amateur filmmakers nationwide to participate in this momentous project. A total of 40 applicants, from students to film enthusiasts, sent in their portfolio in the hopes of being able to enter the competition.
Ten applicants were shortlisted. They chose from a selection of PHR titles on which they formulated a film concept as out-of-the-box as they could while still maintaining the romantic personality that Precious Hearts Romances has embodied. From their pitches, five applicants and a ’wild card’ were granted a much-coveted spot. 

They are:

·         Marco Mata of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - Fallin’ For You by Heide Colette;
·         Ian Abaya  of Asian Pacific Film Institute - Her Own Brand of Hero by Sofia;
·     Paolo Pascual of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - Angel Bautista’s Dreams Café 4: Dream Master;

·         Miguel Potestades of Collosus Films - Mga Apo Ni Rustica: The Girl in His Arms by Rose Tan;
·         Richmond Cadsawan of Far Eastern University - Me, Myself and Peregrine by Jamie Black; 

·         Carl Ruiz of De La Salle College of St. Benilde - Kensi’s Unconventional Love.

Each was given a grant to produce their respective films. A special screening was done on September 3, 2016, 2pm, at SM Manila Cinema 4 where viewers took part in a live voting for their film of choice. The event was graced by Mr. Segundo Matias himself, President ofPrecious Pages Corp., together with five of the six authors: Sofia, Rose Tan, Kensi, Angel Bautista and Heide Collete. The directors' respective production and artistic teams were also present.
“Sa dami ng kuwento na ginawa namin sa loob ng 25 years, naisip namin na maiba naman at ma-interpret ang mga ito ng mga director at gawing pelikula. Gusto naming ma-extend [ang imahinasyon] hindi lamang sa pagbabasa kundi pati sa video. Gusto rin naming magbigay ng chance sa mga bagong filmmakers,” shares Mr. Matias.

The top three films will be announced and awarded at the Manila International Book Fair on September 18, 2016. Winners will also receive the following cash prizes:
·         1st place -  P100,000.00
·         2nd place - P50,000.00

       3rd place - P25,000.00
·         People’s Choice – P10,000

Love transcends any medium, whether paper or reel. These six filmmakers are determined to tug at your heartstrings with adaptations of the stories that made readers cry, laugh and fall in love. Get ready for this roller coaster ride of emotions.
For more information, check out the Precious Pelikula Facebook page.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Royale Business Club. A destination for Beauty, Health Opportunity and Wealth.

I first learned about Royale Business Club through a Facebook group called Taping/Go-see/Audition/Contest. There were some posts promoting different products and their effectiveness. Last September 10, I grabbed the opportunity to know more about the company. The recruitment also crossed off my mind knowing that it is a network-marketing company. Miss Jazel welcomed us bloggers and clarified that there would be no recruitment that would transpired. Because there were some who didn't show up. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


30 August 2016 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Singapore on 11 November for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. The Singapore Indoor Stadium will play host to ONE: DEFENDING HONOR which will showcase the absolute best in local and international MMA talent. Headlining the card will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki as he is set to defend his title against the Philippines’ Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.

Tickets for ONE: DEFENDING HONOR will go on sale, 5 September, 2016.

CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated: “Filipino fight fans have been waiting a long time for this one. Eduard Folayang has been with ONE Championship since the beginning and has performed at an extremely high level in his last couple of bouts. He is deserving of a title shot which he earned with victories over Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang. The Singapore Indoor Stadium is going to erupt when fans finally get to see Folayang stand opposite Shinya Aoki inside the ONE Championship cage.”

Lightweight veteran Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Shizuoka, Japan, is one of the world’s most decorated mixed martial artists. He is the DREAM Lightweight Champion, former Shooto Welterweight Champion, and the reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion. The 33-year-old Aoki is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Yuki Nakai and has won multiple grappling tournaments across the globe. He also holds a black belt in judo. A veteran of over 40 professional bouts which includes an impressive 25 victories by submission, Aoki’s reputation as a grappling specialist is unrivaled. Aoki is currently riding a nine-fight win streak, and is set to step back inside the ONE Championship cage to defend his lightweight title against Eduard Folayang.

ONE Lightweight World Champion, Shinya Aoki stated: “I have been in the sport for many years and have fought the toughest challengers across the world, but this is the first time I will be fighting a strong Filipino warrior. I am excited to test my skills against a fighter representing the Philippines. Eduard Folayang is a great competitor with solid all-around skills. It should be an exciting match-up.”

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most experienced mixed martial artists. After over eight years as a professional competing in various promotions, the wushu specialist has amassed a stellar 16-5 mixed martial arts record. Folayang figured in impressive victories in his last two bouts, overcoming both Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang to win by decision, showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling offensive arsenal. Currently at the peak of his abilities as a combat sports athlete, Folayang will get the opportunity of a lifetime when he steps inside the cage across ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki.

The challenger, Eduard Folayang stated: “I am at the peak of my abilities as a fighter. All the hard work I have put into training has finally started to pay off and I am challenging the great champion Aoki. It will be an honor to share the cage with him, but I feel I have the skills to pull off an upset. I will fight for the honor of my country and the people of the Philippines who will be in my corner on fight night.”

Additional bouts for ONE: DEFENDING HONOR will be announced at a later date.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016



It was an exciting start of the month! I can't wait for the coming days of cooler weather. Last Thursday, September 1,   I attended the launched of Fox Sports Philippines new television program, Full Throttle which was held at Rolls-Royce showroom in BGC. 

 Nikko Ramos and Tin Gamboa hosted the media launch.
Sorry for the bad photo. Had a hard time covering in this area. 
(Official photo) Jude Turcuato of Fox Sports Philippines, Full Throttle Season 2 Hosts Sam Yg and Rhian Ramos with Tin Gamboa and Nikko Ramos.

Featuring the best and latest in the automotive world, Full Throttle will premiere on FOX Sports on September 8, 2016! Gearheads and car enthusiasts of all levels can tune in to the network Thursdays at 9:30 PM for Fox Sports to catch the explosive launch of the channel’s newest automotive lifestyle show, presented by charismatic hosts Sam YG and Rhian Ramos. Episodes will likewise be available via linear streaming and subscription video on demand through the respective channels OTT platforms.

Combining in-depth features on the fascinating world of automotive and crazy reality segments, Full Throttle promises to both cater to die-hard motor fans and entertain the general public. Program highlights of the show include regular car reviews, spotlights on popular automotive suppliers and dealers, huge celebrity guests, and a generous dash of insane challenges and segments performed and filmed over land, sea and air to make a thrilling yet informative series.

Sam YG and Rhian Ramos are both popular celebrities and hosts, but they also have the advantage of being rabid motorheads and loving all things that have to do with cars. Sam YG enjoys a huge fanbase for his part in Boy’s Night Out, one of the most popular radio shows in the country, while Rhian Ramos has gained widespread fame by starring in highly successful television dramas and films. Their passion for and experience with cars make them the perfect combo to present the most exciting automotive content, while their fiercely competitive natures make for an electrifying dynamic that will keep viewers glued to the screen. Add this to the pair’s massive respective followings, and you get a show that speaks directly to the automotive purists while keeping things on edge and highly entertaining.

To stay updated in the automotive world and discover its fascinating features, all gearheads, car lovers and thrill seekers should catch Full Throttle starting this September on the FOX Sports