Friday, April 24, 2009

DKNY Gives Back The Love

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Promo from The Stork Studio

To celebrate and commemorate one of our favorite days of the year, The Stork Studio has some special promotions for you this April and May 2009 ONLY so spread the word!

The Great Expectations Maternity Promo (Php 3,000)
* Two (2) 8x10 prints on glossy or matte premium photo paper
* One (1) 5x7 print on glossy or matte premium photo paper
* Your images on a personal webpage for 14 days for prints that can be purchased a la carte online during the 14-day ordering period
* TEN (10) high resolution digital files photo of your choice (for printing up to poster size) from the shoot (offer only for April and May 2009!)
* One BABY-ON-THE WAY digital ecard


The Mother's LOVE Promo (exclusively for Mom's and kids)
Php 5,000

This session plan includes:
* the photographer's time and talent for up to 1 hour + unlimited shots
* in studio or outdoor shoot

Prints included with this plan are:
* Two (2) 8x10 prints on premium quality photo paper
* Two (2) 11x14 large format prints
* One FRAMED photo (8R) of your choice
* Twenty-five (25) digital files of your choice at hi-resolution (for unlimited printing up to poster size!)

* Your Image Proofs on a personal web page for 14 days for ordering a la carte
* CD of thumbnails for viewing


The World's Number 1 Mom Promo Package:
Php 10,000

This session plan includes:

* the photographer's time and talent for up to 1 1/2 hours + unlimited shots
* in studio, outdoor or home shoot
* THE BIG BONUS: ALL OF YOUR DIGITAL FILES (high resolution) on a DVD for printing up to any size

LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE for the following dates only: (Studio is in Dasma, Makati)

* April 26 (Sunday)
* May 2 (Sat)
* May 16 (Sat)

So please email to reserve now!
Cell # 0917.912.7702



Being a Fully Booked discount cardholder has its perks and one of them is getting a relaxation treat from The Spa! Present your Fully Booked discount card at any branch of The Spa and get P200 off on any regular single service that is worth P1,000 and above. This offer ends on June 30, 2009 so visit The Spa today!

April 28: Eat at Cyma Greenbelt and help a cause

Cyma Restaurants Greenbelt celebrates its 2nd year anniversary on April 28. Dine in Greenbelt on that day as Cyma will donate the whole days sales to MAKATI DROP-IN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER.
Call 729-4837 now to make your reservation!

April 25: International Book Day @ the Instituto Cervantes

International Book Day

It's a mad, mad day on April 25 as Instituto Cervantes lets out the books at the Día del Libro celebrations. From 10 am to 12 midnight, bibliophiles can get their hands on a wide selection of books – children and young adult titles, dictionaries, novels, and non-fiction titles – at the Día del Libro book fair! Available at even madder prices, brand new books go for as low as Php20.00. And to make the deal even sweeter, Instituto Cervantes gives a red rose with every purchase. Also get a chance to mingle with your favorite authors as they grace this event, signing copies of their latest works. Anvil Publishing, A Different Bookstore, and Powerbooks are also there, offering books at a huge 20% discount! In addition to all these, get to taste the rich Spanish culture with poetry readings, film showings, and a dance concert featuring renowned choreographer and dance master, Myra Beltran.

Free Spanish lessons and guided tours await visitors during this whole day event.

In the evening, Instituto Cervantes transforms into party central as fabulous dance performances, overflowing Spanish food, and festive Latin music cap off Día del Libro. All this is in celebration of Día Internacional del Libro (International Book Day), an event that aims to promote the love for reading and the written word. Regularly observed on the 23rd of April, International Book Day was inspired by a tradition from Barcelona, Spain that celebrates St. George's Day, where men and women exchange a rose for the gift of a book.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


To commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of National Artist for Cinema Lino Brocka, a series of screenings and fora will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater) from 10am to 7pm.

Entitled Remembering Brocka: Realities / Rarities, the free all-day event will be highlighted by screenings of three of his earliest and rarely-seen masterworks, Wanted: Perfect Mother (1969), Santiago (1970) and Tubog sa Ginto (1971). Each screening will be followed by a
Question & Answer forum, featuring cast members and collaborators from his movies, along with other distinguished guests.

Wanted: Perfect Mother will be screened at 10am (followed by a forum at 1:30pm), Santiago at 3:00pm (a forum follows immediately), and Tubog sa Ginto at 7:00pm followed by a forum. There will be a cocktail reception at 6:30pm, marking Brocka's 70th birthday as well as the death anniversary of critic Agustin `Hammy' Sotto, who died on April 24, 2001, and who was an early champion of Brocka's works, not to mention, a staunch archivist who helped give birth to SOFIA (Society of Film Archivists).

Due to the venue's limited seating capacity, the screenings/fora will be held on a first come, first seated basis.

For more information, please call the CCP Media Arts Division at 832-1125 locals 1702 & 1704.

Monday, April 20, 2009

May 23: Food Styling and Photography

Food Styling and Photography
May 23 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Artspace, 3F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center

Learn about the basic styling and shooting techniques used in food photography!

In this workshop facilitated by Jay Alonzo, the participants will surely benefit from his know-how in hotel, tourism, and restaurant photography. In the last few years, he has had numerous food photography clients such as Pier One, Chili's, Big Buddha, Superbowl of China, HapiLucky, Bali Blends Cafe, Pearl Manila Hotel, the Tivoli Mandarin Oriental, and Astoria Plaza.

There will be hands-on session for select participants. To participate, a digital SLR camera is required.

Joining fee

REGISTRATION IS FREE OF CHARGE but due to the limited number of slots, please reserve a seat on or before May 16.

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-5594417 or email

Monday, April 6, 2009

Come to Scholastic Summer Warehouse Sale April 15-19 & May 4-10!

April 15-19, 2009 Wednesday-Sunday, 8am-8pm
May 4-10, 2009 Monday-Sunday, 8am-8pm

Scholastic Warehouse#70 C. Raymundo Ave., Rosario, Pasig City

Tel. nos. 751-6714, 628-4487, 0922-8562077

May 16: Free Breastfeeding Class

From Chiqui Brosas (

Start: May 16, '09 3:30p
End: May 16, '09 6:30p
Location: Gymboree, Alabang

Must pre-register!

Text 0917-477-0628 YES2BF [month][venue][names][edd of bday of baby][OB/hosp.][landline][mobile][email][how did you hear about the class]

Bring your partner & baby doll [if you have], potluck, wear socks.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

SEAIR adds Flights to Boracay for 2009 Holy Week

SEAIR just added more flights from Manila to Boracay and vice versa from April 6 - 13, 2009. Those who want to spend their holidays in Boracay can still get seats! For bookings please call (02)8490100 or book online at

SEAIR Extends 14th Anniversary Promo with Another P70,000,000 in Discounts up for Grabs!

Due to insistent public demand, SEAIR extends its anniversary promo by giving additional discounts of up to P70,000,000. All online ticket purchases from April 1 to May 31, 2009 get P1,400 discount per roundtrip, for all fare classes, for all seats, for all routes, and for all flights from June 15, 2009 to October 15, 2009. Just type iflyseair14 in the promo code field when booking online in

Jack Canfield Live in Manila 2009 Promo

Promo Duration: April 1 to 24, 2009

Motivational speaker and author Jack Canfield comes to Manila for a one-day seminar on Peak Performance and Organizational Success: The Secret Law of Attraction and Beyond on April 30, 2009 at Dusit Thani Hotel.

Get a chance to win free tickets worth P15,000 to this one-day seminar by purchasing any of the following books:

* The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
* The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield
* Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield
* Life's Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield
* Chicken Soup for the Soul (first volume only) by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Promo is valid in all Powerbooks branches in Metro Manila. Promo is not valid for orders posted via For inquiries about the Jack Canfield seminar, please contact ITD Group at 887-7428 or email or visit

Visit for more details.

Per DTI-NCR permit # 1541 series of 2009.

School of heritage restoration opens

From Business World ( . This is such a great initiative.

ESCUELA TALLER, a school that teaches the restoration of heritage buildings for out-of-school and indigent youths, opened March 25 at Intramuros.

A project of the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), Escuela Taller started in Spain in the 1980s as the government's way of solving the problem of youth unemployed and the dearth of workers working on the country's heritage buildings needing restoration. The program worked so well in Spain that it was soon done overseas, in Latin America, and then in other parts of the world.

For the Philippines, 75 out-of-school youth, aged 16 to 25, from BASECO were chosen to receive Escula Taller scholarships, which include allowances and tuition for courses on masonry; stone and brick; woodwork, including carpentry and wood carving; metal works including decorative grills, which will be taught according to the standards of the 18th and 19th century. The modern elements that will be added in the module are electrical and plumbing.

The newly opened school, located at the Revellin de Recoletos, is headed by its director Michael Manalo, a practicing architect.

For details, contact the NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) at 527-5529 or 527-2192 loc. 612 to 615; PAIO Head Rene Napenas at 0928-508-1057 or Willyan Maglente at 0920-951-4916, e-mail at