Thursday, February 26, 2009

March 28-29: Martha Stewart Weddings : Bridal Fair

Love is in the details. For brides & grooms to be, come to the Bridal Fair presented by Martha Stewart Weddings Philippines. (click on pic to enlarge poster)

March 7 Book Launch: Private Iris #5: Amber’s Abduction by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre

March 7, 2009 (Saturday) 1:00 pm: Powerbooks Greenbelt

In Private Iris Case #5, Iris' sister Amber, becomes missing! A ransom note has been left at the Ables' home in exchange for Amber's safe return. With less than 24 hours, it is up to Iris and Danton to rescue Amber and figure out who is behind her kidnapping. Join the book launch and be one of the first to find out how Iris and Danton will rescue Amber!

Who's Arnold Arre? Go to to learn more.

Here's the trailer to tomorrow's booksigning at Powerbooks Trinoma.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

March 12-15: BPI Family Savings Bank's Nationwide Auto Madness

This 2009, car buyers are in for a treat as BPI Family Savings Bank stages its 10th annual Auto Madness.

In 10 locations all over the Philippines, BPI Family Savings Bank will gather together models of 17 major car brands and offer attractive rates to car buyers during a four-day extravaganza. Easy and affordable financing is provided by BPI Family Savings Bank's Drive Your Dream Auto Loan. The BFSB Nationwide Auto Madness kicks off on March 12, 2009 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City, and runs until March 15, 2009.

The event also becomes an avenue for car owners and buyers to learn more about road safety as BFSB's partner - HSDC conducts sessions on responsible driving for free. This is ever timely as the approaching summer season is expected to bring the usual increase in road traffic.

The BFSB Auto Madness will be held in 10 locations in the Philippines: Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City, CSI Citimall-Dagupan, Robinson's Star Mills-Pampanga, Robinson's Lipa, Ayala Center-Cebu, Island City Mall-Tagbilaran, Robinson's Place Bacolod and Iloilo, Lim Ket Kai Mall-Cagayan De Oro and NCCC Mall-Davao. BFSB representatives will also be present during the event to accommodate inquiries and other concerns from clients and potential customers.

"Ladies who Lunch: The BusinessWorld Female Forum" and invites you to "Wellness for the Senses"

"Ladies who Lunch: The BusinessWorld Female Forum" and invites you to "Wellness for the Senses" happening on March 6, 2009 at the Julius Maggi Kitchen of Nestle Philippines at the Rockwell Center in Makati City.

Wellness for the Senses will not only discuss about how to take care of oneself but also why women should be wellness-conscious to stay beautiful and glowing inside and out. There is also a cooking demo of healthy recipes by our sponsor Nestle after the talk.

A special gift awaits the first 20 registrants.

Here is the link where interested people can register for this event:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb 28 - March 1: Rockwell Scavenger Hunt

Rockwell Scavenger Hunt
February 28 to March 1
North Court, R3 Wing

Special prizes will be given to the teams who pre-book for the Scavenger Hunt.
Keep checking for the start of pre-booking!
There will be limited slots available!

Also, don't forget to check out the North Court for kiddie performances, interactive Lego by Build City, iPod Gaming by Power Mac Center, Bratz Salon by Kidz Station and wii Rockband by Kidz Station!

Scavenger Hunt Mechanics:
1. Each team will be composed of two members, one kid aged 1 to 12 years old, and one grownup companion.
2. Teams must register at the North Court. They will be given a map of the R3 wing, paper and pencils.
3. Look for the stores in the map containing the R3 mark.
4. Proceed to the stores with the R3 mark. These stores will have one (1) challenge for each team. Once completed, the store’s personnel will put a check mark and a signature on the map.
5. Teams can choose the order of the stores at random but they will need to complete the challenges in all the marked stores. They will be given one (1) day to complete all the challenges.
6. Once all the challenges have been completed, the team will go back to the North Court to turnover their map and claim their prize.

Rox at Boni High Street: Can You Shoot Better than Me?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

March 5: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus


1. The first fifty (50) Ayala Malls A Cardholders to reserve seats by calling the Alabang Town Center Concierge at 772-1860 or 842-2782 are entitled to two (2) seat stubs and one (1) meet and greet stub. Seat reservations will only be accepted beginning on February 28 at 11:00 am.

2. When reserving seats, Ayala Malls A Cardholder will be required to give his/her A Card number for identification and a mobile number where a text message will be sent regarding the confirmation and details of the seat reservation.

3. Present the Ayala Malls A Card and confirmation text at the A Card Concierge located at the Activity Center, on March 5, 2009 to get your stubs. The presentation of Ayala Malls A Card and confirmation text will be strictly implemented.


1. Two Hundred (200) seats await Alabang Town Center customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Get one (1) seat stub for every P500 worth of single / accumulated receipt/s in any ATC establishment dated March 5, 2009.

2. Maximum of 5 seat stubs shall be given to customers with P2,501 and above worth of single / accumulated receipt/s.

3. Alabang Town Center reserves the right to validate the receipts from any of the Alabang Town Center establishments. Defaced, crumpled, tampered or receipts lesser than ¾ its actual size will not be honored.

4. Redemption period is on March 5, 2009 at 11:00 am until seat stubs last.

Feb 28: Arnold Arre Book Signing @ Powerbooks Trinoma

I first became an Arnold Arre fan after reading The Mythology Class a few years ago. I've glad that he's also reaching out to a younger generation through his Private Iris Series.

Arnold is Powerbooks' Filipino Author of the Month for February.
Come to Powerbooks Trinoma at 3pm on February 28, 2009 (Saturday) to meet Arnold and get your copies of his latest books signed, such Martial Law Babies and Ang Mundo Ni Agimat. Also get a copy of the latest book illustrated by Arnold, Private Iris #5: Amber's Abduction!
To learn more about Arnold, go to

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

March 8: CANVAS Launch Ecofables for Children

CANVAS ( proudly invites you to the launch of its latest book: CANVAS Tales - 3 Ecofables for Children, on Sunday, March 8 at 3pm at 1/of Gallery, Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila.

CANVAS Tales is a collection of three timely and timeless environmental stories for children, brought to life by three of the best young Filipina artists around.

*** The Hummingbird (author unknown, art by Plet Bolipata)*** The King and the Royal Trees (by Paul Aird, art by Ivee Olivares-Mellor)
*** The Star Thrower (author unknown, art by Liza Flores)

CANVAS is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting greater awareness and appreciation for Philippine art, culture and the environment. For more information, please visit

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Buy U2's Latest CD & Free Tickets to U2 3D at the IMAX

Calling all U2 music lovers.

Just reserve and pre-pay for your CD of NO LINE ON THE HORIZON at any Music One store, and you get a free U2 t-shirt AND a free ticket to U2 3D, showing at IMAX from Feb. 14 to Mar. 5!

Win iPods Signed by Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and More!

Tonic, a media and e-commerce site focused on activism, is auctioning off between one to five celeb-autographed iPods a week through August on eBay. Each iPod comes pre-loaded with a playlist of 10-20 of the star's favorite songs. The auction is in full swing now with items available from Mariah, Gwen, Pete Wentz and Faith Hill.

Over 70 celebrities will participate in the auction series including U2's The Edge, former President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Beyonce, Cher, Donna Karan, Warren Buffett, Christy Turlington, Britney Spears, Michael Stipe, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Stevie Nicks, Michael Buble, Ben Affleck, Ellen DeGeneres, Estelle, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Scarlett Johansson, Pete Wentz, Randy Jackson,, Kevin Bacon, Gisele Bundchen, Marc Jacobs, Ed Burns, Samantha Ronson, Nick Lachey, Petra Nemcova, Mandy Moore and many others.
Tonic says that 100 percent of the revenue from the auctions will benifit Music Rising, a campaign launched in 2005 to replace musical instruments lost or destroyed by hurricanes in the Gulf Region.

Isang Harana: A Valentine show featuring Filipino love songs

Monday, February 9, 2009


From the Dance Conservatory (

FREE TRIAL CLASSES! March 14, 2009


To give everyone a taste of what to expect during our SUMMER DANCE 2009, we're having an open house and FREE trial classes on March 14, Saturday, at the TDC studio in Villa Teresa.


10-11am Pre Ballet (4-6 y.o.)
11-12nn Baby Ballet (2-3 y.o.)

1-1:45pm Grades 1 & 2 Ballet (7 & up)
1:45-2:30 Jazz for Kids
2:30-3:15 Hip Hop for Kids
3:15-4:00 Hip Hop for Teens/Adults
4:00-4:45 Krump
4:45-5:30 Break Dance
5:30-6:15 Jazz for Teens/Adults

DANCE...all styles, all levels, all ages!

Interested students may start signing up now for the trial classes. We're giving discounts to those who'll enroll on the 14th! HURRY! Call or text 0917-5660411 or 0922-4411788 and have a WORTHWHILE summer dancing with us!

Summer Dance 2009 will start on APRIL 13 and will culminate with a Grand recital on May 23 at the Holy Family Auditorium.

If you really want to improve this summer, come & dance with us! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bring the flavours of El Comedor into your home...

El Comedor restaurant was first established in 1975 by Lourdes del Rosario and her daughters. In its 33 years of existence, the restaurant has established itself as one of Manila's finest. The restaurant specialises in authentic Spanish dishes and is well known for its Cochinillo Asado and Platos Tipicos.

Today, under the extensive direction of Marilen Lopez, owner of El Comedor and award winning cookbook author, you can experience a hands-on class for the complete Spanish cooking experience. Learn all the basic skills needed to prepare a fabulous authentic Spanish meal.

During each lesson, three to four recipes are taught. The menu changes regularly to celebrate the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine. This will also allow you to come to various classes over and over again to expand your cooking skills and recipe knowledge! At the end of the class not only will you be able to enjoy the meal you have prepared, you will also learn the elements of hosting a successful dinner party in a relaxed and fun environment.

The cost of the class includes:
. Hands on class for a small group of people to ensure that each one attending will be able to master each recipe on their own at the end of the class
. All ingredients
. Recipes
. Sit down terrific three or four course meal to finish the class

This class is perfect to do with friends too! No experience is necessary, just a sense of fun and passion for great Spanish food!

Choose from some of our Spanish Menus:

1. Paella Party
This class is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to create authentic Paella in their own home! We will provide you with a delicious and reliable recipe so that at the end of this class you will have the confidence to make your own unforgettable Paella for your friends and family to enjoy. Not only will you learn tips to make a successful Paella, you will also learn to make a complete meal of it including a first course (traditional Spanish Soup) and dessert of Natilla.

2. El Mundo de las tapas! (Tradicional)
Tapas are essentially snacks or appetizers but are often combined to make a full meal. "Tapeo" (the art of eating tapas) has become a way of life in Spain and is now taking the world by storm! This class gives you the opportunity to learn how to make different tapas so that you can indulge your friends in the different flavours of this diverse cuisine!

Some of the classical tapas dishes you will learn include: Tortilla Espanola, Gambas , Champinones, etc

3. Platos Tipicos - etc about a typical Spanish dinner (eg gazpacho, pollo ala jillo, churros, fabada, caldereta)

4. Daily Home Meals - planning & market list

These are hands-on classes and all participants are actively involved in the food preparation. Class sizes are limited to 8, which allows for as much participation and support as you require.

After the food preparation, you will sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour with your fellow participants, with a tasting of matched wines.

You will take home with you an Entertainment Kit which provides you with everything you need to replicate the meal seamlessly in your own home. The Entertaining Kit includes all the recipes you have cooked, shopping list, action plan, checklist, last minute instructions, fact sheets and useful information on various aspects of entertaining.

Classes are suitable for all levels of cooking skills. Classes run for approximately 4 hours and cost PHP 2,500 per person.

First come first served basis. Classes run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM including a sitdown lunch.
For the merienda/tea party, classes run from 2:00PM to 6:00PM including merienda buffet.

Please signify your interest in joining the following classes:
_____February 10 Daily Home Meals-Planning & Market List- American Spareribs, Potaje de
Beans, Roasted Vegetable Timbals, Pineapple Rice, Apple Strussel Pie
_____February 14 Platos Tipicos- Lengua Con Cetas, Canalones, Cod Amandine, Volga Salad
Tocino de Coco
_____February 17 Paella Valenciana, Paella Fideua de Mariscos, Lamb/Beef Caldereta, Assorted Bruschettas (3 kinds), Bunuelos de Viento
_____ February 21 Fish pie (snapper pie), Ratatouile with quail's egg (pisto con huevo de Codorniz), Gambas al Ajillo, Sticky Date Pudding
_____February 24 Bacalao a la Vizcaina, Tortilla de Patatas, Salpicon de Mariscos Salad, Flaon (16th century cheesecake)
_____ February 28 Salt & Pepper Squid, Chili Crab, Prawns Thermidore, Pasta Tuna Salad, Flourless Chocolate Cake
_____ March 3 Barbecue Party (grills, sauces & salads)- Flanked Steak, Tanigue tails, Aubergine Salad with Prawns, Fresh Fruit Compote
_____ March 7 El Mundo de Tapas (classic tapas dishes)- same menu, repeat by special Request.

To sign up, please contact Marilen R. Lopez at 852-4995/ 855-7229/890-4491 or

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cheers to Love: A special Valentine's Affair for the whole family!

“Cheers to Love”

A special
Valentine’s Affair
for the whole family!

• Sumptuous 6-course meal catered by Juan Carlo Catering
• plus appetizer, salad bar, dessert, etc.
• Enchanting music provided by Stradivarius strings
• Romantic setting in the lovely Fernwood Gardens
• Special moments to be captured by renowned photographer Chito Vecina
• Exciting gifts for winners in the couples and family games
• Wonderful prizes in the mini-raffle
• FREE long stemmed red roses for the ladies, plus
• A special Valentine’s Day bonding moment with the whole family

February 14, 2009
Dinner starts at 6:30 pm
Cycad Garden, Fernwood Gardens
Tickets at P800 net per adult & P500 net per kid under 10yrs old 0920-5178127 or 473-7896 0918-2781525 or 473-7421

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY (max 150pax)!
VISIT to read more about the venue.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Eraserheads Final Set: Contests for Tickets

There has been so much buzz about the upcoming Final Set of the Eraserheads. Do you have YOUR ticket? Do you want FREE tickets? Here just some of many ongoing contests:

1. MTV Phils. Go to this promo page and answer the question: "What is the title of the Eraserheads concert?" 2 tickets up for grabs.

2. Circuit Magazine. What is your favorite Eraserheads song and why? Email your answer to 5 sets of 2 tickets each will be given.

3. Jagermeister. Get a chance to win 2 free VIP tickets when you buy Jagermeister shots or bottle at participating outlets. Get the list here.

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Free Yaya Seminar: Launch of I LOVE YOU, YAYA Handbook

Dear Parents and Parents-to-be:

The Parenting Company invites you to the launching of the


A yaya training manual by Maricel Laxa Pangilinan, Felichi Buizon and Dr. Donna Simpao.
The I Love You, Yaya Handbook is a two-part guide containing informative articles on hiring, training and nurturing caregivers as well as practical guidelines on first aid for children, common illnesses, developmental milestones and even fighting stress. What's more, it comes with an audio CD containing the lectures in the handbook so yayas can listen to the trainers themselves!

At the launch, learn from the authors themselves through our FREE YAYA SEMINAR! Get tips, useful information and sensible advice!

Come join us on February 8, Sunday at the Forum Fully Booked High Street from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

Speakers: Maricel Laxa Pangilinan, Felichi Buizon

For inquiries please email

Fully Booked invites you to explore the magical world of YO GABBA GABBA

Explore the magical world of YO GABBA GABBA books by Simon & Schuster as FULLY BOOKED invites you to an afternoon filled with games, dancing and a lot of kiddie fun on Feb. 7, 2009, Saturday ,from 1-5:30PM at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, TopShelf.

It's absolutely free! Kids attending will also be treated to exciting cooking demos by a bunch of little chefs from Kidsters Inc's Tiny Kitchen. Don't miss it!

You can grabba grabba a YO GABBA GABBA book by simply logging on to Join now!

Powerbooks: Confessions of a Shopaholic Promo

1. Purchase any of the following books from any participating Powerbooks branch and get one raffle coupon.
a. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
b. Confessions of a Shopaholic (movie tie-in edition) by Sophie Kinsella
c. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
d. Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
e. Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
f. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella

2. The raffle coupon may be claimed upon presenting the receipt to the Customer Service counter of the branch where the purchase was made. The receipt will be stamped "CLAIMED" upon receipt of the raffle coupons.

3. Receipts should be dated from February 1 to March 1, 2009 only.

4. The raffle coupon must be filled out with the customer's name, address, telephone number and signature, and dropped at the designated drop box at the Customer Service counter of participating Powerbooks branches.

5. Deadline of submission of raffle coupon will be on March 1, 2009, 9:00 pm at any participating Powerbooks branch.

6. There will be a total of 4 winners: 1 grand prize and 3 consolation prizes.
a. Grand prize: One (1) winner of P20,000 total worth of gift certificates from The Ramp at Crossings, Make Up For Ever, Maldita and Powerbooks
i. P 5,000 gift certificates from The Ramp at Crossings
ii. P 5,000 gift certificates from Make Up For Ever
iii. P 5,000 gift certificates from Maldita
iv. P 5,000 gift certificates from Powerbooks
* All gift certificates are valid for one year from date issued.
b. Consolation prizes: Three (3) winners of P1,500 worth of Shopaholic / Sophie Kinsella book sets from Random House

7. Prizes are transferable but not convertible to cash.

8. Winners will be notified through landline, mobile phone and email, along with the corresponding schedule of claiming of prizes. Winners will also be featured in Powerbooks press releases and posted at the Customer Service counter of all Powerbooks branches.

9. Promo period is from February 1 to March 1, 2009.

10. Promo is valid in the following Powerbooks branches: Alabang Town Center, Festival, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Mall of Asia, Megamall, Robinson's Ermita, Shangri-la, Trinoma.

11. Promo is not valid on orders posted via

Feb 28: FREE Unlocking Your Creativity workshop by Rosanne Araneta

Unlocking Your Creativity workshop by Rosanne Araneta
Location: Powerbooks Megamall
February 28, 2009 (Saturday) 1:00 pm:
Powerbooks Megamall

Unlocking Your Creativity is The Art Center's FREE gift to kids and adults on their first anniversary at Powerbooks Megamall. During this workshop, participants will receive tips and tools for boosting their creativity and flexing their mind muscles for better planning, inventions, imagination, brainstorming, improvisation and daydreaming!

For inquiries, please contact Rosanne at 0917 811-1655 or visit

Visit the new NERO CAFE, order a drink and get a FREE dessert!

Visit the new NERO CAFE at Powerbooks Megamall!

Order any hot or cold coffee and get a complimentary dessert! (Choice of 1pc waffle, crispy ice cream w/ choco-caramel syrup, choco-coffee with ice cream cake)

To avail of this promo, please print this page or flyer and present upon ordering at Nero Cafe.
Valid until February 15, 2009.

Visit Powerbooks Megamall, G/F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Power Plant Mall: calling all foodie merchants for SUNDAY SOUK ‘09

Application is finally open for Rockwell's Sunday Souk! Certainly an event by the community for the community; as it is the metro's hottest outdoor wet and dry market in the making!

The Power Plant Mall encourages you to apply if you are offering temptingly delicious homemade food, sumptuous international delicacies, the freshest fruits, the greenest vegetables and the meatiest meats! They are also looking for those who offer organic health and beauty products, unique plants and flowers as well as the most exceptionally made handicrafts in town!

The Sunday Souk kick-off is on March 22 and will be held at Hidalgo Drive, (in between Power Plant Mall and Block 9) Rockwell Center.

For those interested please call 8981702 and look for Sam or Paula.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Celebrate Valentine's Day On The Bay

Remember last Valentine's when you had to call your favorite restaurant days ahead to secure a spot? Remember leaving early but getting stuck in traffic anyway? Remember waiting hours for your table to become available?

This year, leave your worries and sail off into the sunset. Join Raymond and Gieves on a very special Valentine cruise and impress your date on how creative and romantic you've become.

They can accommodate up to 20 couples (40 pax). Price per couple is P 4,000 or P 2,000 per head, inclusive of dinner buffet and drinks. Available dates are February 13, 14 and 15.

FEBRUARY 13 (Friday)

Assembly Time: 7:30 PM, Manila Yacht Club (along Roxas Boulevard)
Departure: 8:00 PM
Arrival: 11:00 PM, Manila Yacht Club

FEBRUARY 14 (Saturday)
Assembly Time: 4:00 PM, Manila Yacht Club(along Roxas Boulevard)
Departure: 4:30 PM
Arrival: 7:30 PM, Manila Yacht Club

Assembly Time: 7:30 PM, Manila Yacht Club (along Roxas Boulevard)
Departure: 8:00 PM
Arrival: 11:00 PM, Manila Yacht Club

FEBRUARY 15 (Sunday)
Assembly Time: 4:00 PM, Manila Yacht Club (along Roxas Boulevard)
Departure: 4:30 PM
Arrival: 7:30 PM, Manila Yacht Club

For inquiries and bookings, please call or SMS Raymond at 0917 8081039 or 0922 8991703. Reserve your slots now!

*50% downpayment is required

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cebu Pacific: It is summertime with fares starting for as low as P188 all-in


Start your summer holidays early with fares starting from P188 all-in.

What better way to start your summer revelry than with a domestic seat sale! Over 100,000 seats have been allocated across all domestic routes of Cebu Pacific.

Fly for only P188 all-in from Manila to Busuanga, Cebu, Iloilo, Legaspi, Naga, and San Jose (Mindoro).

Snatch your P288 all-in fare for Manila to Cauayan (Isabela), Laoag, and Tuguegarao; and Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Surigao, and Tacloban.

Only P488 all-in for flights from: Manila to Bacolod, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan (Boracay), Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, and Virac; and Cebu to Caticlan (Boracay)

P688 all-in fare is up for grabs for Manila to Dumaguete and Roxas; Cebu to Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Legaspi, Ozamiz, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, and Zamboanga; and Davao to Iloilo and Zamboanga.

CEB offers a P1,188 all-in fare from Manila to Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, and Zamboanga.

The promotional sale starts now until February 10, 2009, or until the allotted seats are sold out, for travel beginning February 4 until March 31, 2009. This promotion is non-refundable. Fares quoted are 'Go Lite' fares.

'Go Lite' fares can be availed by passengers with no check-in luggage. Passengers with check-in bags will just add P200 upon booking.

Hurry, book your flights now through CEB's website at!

Carnaval in Manila @ Brasilipinas 2009

Change things up a bit and add a little green and yellow to your red hot Valentine's Day! Join everyone at the Rockwell Tent and around the PowerPlant Mall as Brasilipinas brings Brazilian Carnaval to Manila!

You'll LOVE the free workshops by EBC Philippines, Escola de Samba and New Breed BJJ. You'll LOVE the free show by the Brasilipinas Artists. You'll especially LOVE the free drinks at the Havaianas Beach Bar. Lots of love to go around and definitely loads of free fun to be had. So feel free to bring as many people as you can. =)

Vamos la!