Friday, July 31, 2009

Traveling with a Camera: photography workshop with Jay Alonzo

August 16, 2009 (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Ayala Mall Lower Level (Glorietta 3)

Give each travel photograph a unique character and make it worth keeping for posterity.

Open to all photography enthusiasts and/or frequent travelers with an A CARD. Not an A CARD holder yet? Apply now at the A CARD booth in Glorietta.

For more details, please call 892-1801 or email

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ayala Malls: Celebrating Greenology

ECO-TOTE: Beginning August 21, Concierge
-Ayala Malls launches the Ayala Malls reusable, limited-edition, eco-friendly bag line by six Filipino designers --- Randy Ortiz, Jun Escario, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Vic Barba, Michi Calic-Sotto & Louis Claparols, whose proceeds benefits the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF) and each designers’ adopted philanthropic organization. Each Eco Tote will be sold for P400 in August at the mall concierge, with P100 for every bag benefiting the wildlife protection group World Wildlife Fund. Proceeds from the sale of the bags also will benefit the designers’ pet environmental organizations, ranging from livelihood projects for low-income communities to animal welfare advocacies. The Ayala Malls reusable bag available at the concierge of the Ayala Malls hopes to encourage shoppers to think green as well.

ECO-RUN: September 13, BHS-BGC-BHS @ 5AM
Distance categories: 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km
Registration Starts on August 13 at the Concierge
This Eco Dash “race against time to save the earth” run will be held at Bonifacio High Street to benefit the Bantay Kalikasan environmental watch group.

ECO-ART: August 28 to September 11
An exhibit of art installations using recycled materials by name artists and students from a number of universities

GREEN LINE: September 16 to 30 < align="justify">A number of Greenbelt 5 tenants will sell limited-edition clothes and accessories under the Green Line, from statement T-shirts by casualwear brands Bayo and Folded and Hung to organic clothing by Myth, Jun Escario, Barba, Bonne Bouche, Paradi and Religioso and eco-inspired jewelry, shoes and bags by Avatar Atelier, Aranaz, Arnel Papa and Gaupo.

Kids (below 4 ft) eat for free at Old Swiss Inn

Old Swiss Inn is one of my favorite restaurants for family and barkada bonding. Great ambiance, pork knuckles and chocolate fondue, who could ask for more? =) Well, how about this -- Kinderfest every Friday-Sunday in all Old Swiss Inn Restaurants! All kids below 4ft. get to eat for free as long as each kid is accompanied by an adult.



Ayala Alabang (w/ FREE wifi)
2/F BMW Autozentrum Commerce
Ave. Cor. Madrigal Ave.
Tel: 809-2326 / 809-2342 /
Trunkline: 722-6021 to 24 loc 118 / 121
Open Monday-Sunday 11 am-2 pm, 6-10 pm

Makati (w/ FREE wifi)
G/F Somerset Olympia Makati
Ave. (beside the Peninsula) cor. Sto Tomas St., Makati City
Tel: 818-0098 / 818-8251 / 894-5826
Tunkline: 812-1010 loc. 511-512
Open 24/7

Paco Manila
The Garden Plaza Hotel 1030 Belen St. Paco Manila (beside Paco Park)
Tel: 526-2739 / 521-3002
Trunkline: 522-4835 loc. 113 / 331
Open Mon -Sat 6am to 11pm

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 27-Aug 1: Mad About Books at Market! Market!

Fancy traveling to different places? Or meeting unusual characters? Does the prospect of going on a fantastical adventure bring a tingle to your spine? Books are one of the best things that we can ever own, for where else can we find a chance to escape to different worlds and dimensions with just a single flip of its page? It is precisely the magical feeling that books bring that keeps us spellbound.

Experience all those and more as Market! Market! presents "Mad About Books", a special 6-day book fair. From July 27 to August 1, 2009, indulge yourself in great deals and discounts on books, books and more books. With 5 different bookstores participating in the fair, expect to stumble upon exciting reading discoveries without breaking the bank. There will also be fun activities such as storytelling and arts and crafts demos, as well as appearances by popular characters such as Clifford and Geronimo Stilton. Visit the Scholastic booth and join the Logico challenge and Amazing Book Race, and enjoy video presentations of well-loved children's book titles. You can also share the love of reading with less fortunate kids by donating your old books at the Donate-A-Book corner. Plus, shoppers who present P1,000 worth of same-day receipts from our participating Mad About Books merchants get a free cup of coffee at the reading lounge.

So mark your calendars and experience the thrill that only books can bring at Mad About Books at Market! Market!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SEAIR promo: 50% discount on selected Manila-Caticlan this July!

Starting tomorrow, SEAIR will offer a special last minute rate for Caticlan only, available online for selected days in July. Details are as follows:

50% discount per way for Manila-Caticlan v.v. on all fares
Selling Period: July 17 – 19, 2009
Travel Period: July 21, 2009 – July 23, 2009
Promo code: seaircaticlanjuly09

Book now on

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Calling all Photographers: Portfolio Review Days @ Silverlens

Moderated by Rachel Rillo, Isa Lorenzo and Others

A portfolio review is a good way to evaluate in which direction your photography is going. A regular objective review is essential in any photographer's growth, either as a shooter of found photographs or as a creator of staged images. Three portfolio review dates are available on an appointment basis. The photographer is encouraged to choose one date, all reviewers will be available to see their work.

September 5, September 19 or October 3
Saturdays, 1-4 pm
Fee: Php 1,000

TO REGISTER: Call Leonore at 8160044 or 09052650873, email

50% Reservation Fee required. Balance due on the first day of classes.

July 31: An Affair Gastronomique

Having started as a little-known "secret restaurant" in Quezon City, Ninyo has become a gem of a dining haven, boasting of fine French and Japanese fusion cuisine. This year marks a milestone in the history of the restaurant as executive Chef Niño Laus takes the standards of fine dining to the next level.

On Friday, 31 July 2009, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine, in cooperation with Barton & Guestier, will officially open its doors with An Affair Gastronomique! On this exclusive 8-course dégustation, Ninyo will take you on a journey to the French countryside while reminding you of its Japanese inspirations. Guests will also enjoy a shadow theatre performance by Anino Shadowplay Collective, and a special multi-media performance by artist Tengal Drilon. To top it all off, wine lovers will be treated to a wine-tasting session with the restaurant's own sommelier.

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine is located at 66 Esteban Abada Street Loyola Heights, Quezon City (behind Katipunan Avenue). Cocktails start at 6pm.

Click on this link ( to view the menu.

For seat reservations, contact Ninyo at 426-0301 or Lai del Rosario at 0917-5718629. PhP2500 per person. A group of 4 gets a 10% discount and an additional bottle of Barton & Guestier.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Eastwood Promo: Your Gas is on Us!

Shop and Dine at Eastwood City and win up to P100,00 worth of gas from Caltex!

Every P1,000 worth of single receipt purchase at any Eastwood Mall and City Walk 1 and 2 establishment or accumulated receipt purchase at any Cybermall establishment takes you one step closer to winning that liquid gold and having your year's supply of gas for free.
Double up your chances of winning when you shop or dine from Monday to Thursday.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Team Hobbes Privilege Card


•Accumulate P20,000 worth of receipts.
•Duration: July 2009 onwards
•Present accumulated receipts at any Hobbes and Landes Branches
•Fill up an application form.
•Pick-up point will be at Hobbes and Landes, Rockwell Power Plant Branch

•Discounts: 5% discount on credit card purchases, 8% discount on cash purchases.
•Lifetime membership: One time application, no need to renew!
•Widely Accepted: Honored in all Hobbes and Landes branches.
•Birthday Treat: Special 10% discount on both cash and card purchases on your birthday, for a minimum purchase of P2,000 and a maximum of P15,000 (provided you are present during transaction)

*The Team Hobbes Privilege Card is non-transferrable.

**The Team Hobbes Privilege Card discount is not applicable to purchases from the Café, Color Me Mine, specially marked down items, pet foods, "X" items and Bugaboo merchandise.
***The Team Hobbes Privilege Card cannot be used in conjunction with gift certificates, other ongoing marketing promotions and during sale periods.