Thursday, May 2, 2013

Listen to the Entire Great Gatsby Soundtrack care of NPR

"The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, opens in theaters on May 10.   Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the movie has been generating a lot of buzz not just because it is a reinvention of a well-loved classic novel by F.S. Fitzgerald by a star studded cast but also because of its soundtrack.   Executive produced by Jay-Z, it features high-wattage artists such as Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Fergie, and Lana Del Rey.   The question begs to be asked: Is all that glitters gold?  Stop whatever you are doing and judge for yourself.  Listen to the soundtrack, which is streaming in full over at NPR days before its May 7 release.   

 Here is the tracklist: 
1. 100$ Bill - JAY Z 
2. Back To Black - Beyoncé x André 3000 
3. Bang Bang - 
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock 
5. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey  [my personal favorite
6. Love Is The Drug - Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra 
7. Over The Love - Florence + The Machine 
8. Where The Wind Blows - Coco O. of Quadron 
9. Crazy in Love - Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra 
10. Together – The xx 
11. Hearts A Mess - Gotye 
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White 
13. Into the Past - Nero 
14. Kill and Run - Sia

Papa's Ketchup Gives Away Free Books!

I've always felt sad about the lack of good public (or private) lending libraries in the Philippines.  How do we encourage our children to read when books can be quite expensive?

I was so happy to receive the news about the tie-up between Papa's ketchup and Adarna books:

"Buy a 1-kilo bottle of Papa Ketchup and get a free Adarna House mini-storybook!  The cute storybook collectibles are now available through supermarkets and grocery stores. The available minibooks are Ang Mahiyaing Manok (written by Rebecca Añonuevo and illustrated by Ruben de Jesus), Bakit Matagal ang Sundo Ko? (written by Kristine Canon, illustrated by Mariano Ching), and Noong Unang Panahon (written by Rafaelita S. Valera, illustrated by Ghani Madueño). "

Make this a collaborative effort and join forces with your fellow moms to collect all three!    Buy in bulk, split the cost/ketchup and set up a playdate to share the books.

Source: Adarna Books

Monday, March 11, 2013

Stream Justin Timberlake's Entire New Album — For Free!

Worldwide pop star, Justin Timberlake, is making his triumphant return to music next week with the release of his new album “The 20/20 Experience”. For a limited time, you can stream his new album in its entirety for free exclusively on iTunes on your computer or iPad.  So what are you waiting for?   Log in to itunes, go to "The 20/20 Experience" and click "Listen Now".

Monday, February 18, 2013

March 2: The Great Adarna Book Sale

Are you ready for the biggest & quickest storybook sale of the year?
For an hour on March 2 (Saturday), Adarna House storybooks will be on sale for only Php 40.00 each (usual selling price is P73.00). The forty-peso purchases will be limited to 40 books per person.
The showroom will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. As soon as the clock strikes 11:00AM,  the selling of 40-peso books will stop, and only the books in the hands of customers by 11:00 AM will be considered for the sale. Be there by 10:00 am to be allowed to settle your purchases even after the sale period.
Payments on a cash basis only.  
Adarna House is located at Scout Torillo corner Scout Fernandez Streets, Barangay Sacred Heard, Quezon City.  
For inquiries, you may call Ediel at 352-6765 local 111.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Skechers Month-Long Sale

Head off to any of the ff. SKECHERS branches to avail of the month-long sale:
    • TriNoma
    • SM Fairview
    • Glorietta 2
    • Robinsons Manila
    • SM North Edsa, The Annex
    • Market! Market!
    • Festival Supermall
    • Marquee Mall, Pampanga
    • Ayala Center Cebu
    • Ayala Centrio, Davao
    • SM Pampanga
    • Lucky Chinatown
    • SM Dasmariñas

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Feb 15 - March 3: Tyler Sale!

    Perfect for those planning post-Valentine's Day dates.  Time to get your button down essentials!

    VMV Sale: Feb 14-17 2013

    50% OFF Lipsticks, Lip Glosses, Eyeshadows and VX Facials.

    30% OFF Cosmeceuticals, Skin care, Skintelligent Beauty Makeup and more

    20% OFF Armada (Yes, Amada!) Know-It-Oil and Essence Hair-Body-Bath Care.

    February 14 - 17 only, at all VMV Skin-Specialist Boutiques nationwide + online at

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    May 6-10, 2013: Bookmaking for Kids

    Registration is now open for Adarna House's 2013 summer workshop: bookmaking for kids.
    In this workshop, kids will make their own books starting with their own story, drawing their own illustrations, and designing their own book cover. This workshop will be facilitated by Annie Lumbao, member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK) and author of But That Won’t Wake Me Up!, winner of the Filipino Readers’ Choice Award for the children’s picture book category.
    Only 20 slots are available! Download the registration form here. Contact Ergoe for inquiries: ergoe [at], or (02) 352-6765 local 119.