Sunday, August 30, 2009

To all online fashionista sellers: Join The Fashion Palooza Bazaar

Warm Greetings!

Currently, the creators of Color Coding Production, The Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty, LaSalle College International and Fitness First are embarking on our biggest event this year entitled "Fashion Palooza: Fitness and Style Expo" to be conducted at A. Venue Hall, Makati City on October 8-10, 2009. This is in partnership with Channel V Philippines, Action and Fitness Magazine, CIRCUIT Magazine, StyleBible.PH, Ketchup Magazine, ICON Online Magazine, RJ Underground 105.9, University Rock on NU107 and MAXFM 103.5.

Fashion Palooza is a 3-day fashion and fitness extravaganza that will showcase products, services and even artworks of fashion and fitness entrepreneurs, practitioners and talents. It was conceptualized to further develop and expand the market of fashion and fitness entrepreneurs, as well as to expose their products and services to the public and be recognized in the fashion scene – making this the annual trade event for fashion and fitness industry.

Parts of the event are fashion shows, workshops and seminars, music production and other exciting activities that will surely give enjoyment and enhance the learning of the public with regards to fitness and fashion issues.

If you want to reserve a booth or space in the bazaar or conduct your own mini event in the expo, please feel free to contact me at 09266461097 or visit our site at or email us at

We are hoping for your kind consideration. Thank you so much and God bless you.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sept 17-19: Hobbes & Landes Warehouse Sale

September 17-19, 2009

Unit 3 Topy's Building, 3 Economia St., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City

Shop till you drop on best deals for toys, board games, pet items, collectibles and baby merchandise!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Good news: Seniors, PWDs get parking benefits in Makati

This is great news for the Senior Citizens and Persons With Disabilities of Makati City.


Seniors, PWDs get parking benefits in Makati

By Allison Lopez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:19:00 08/23/2009

Filed Under: Local authorities, Laws

MANILA, Philippines – Makati City's senior citizens and persons with disabilities have been exempted from a three-hour parking limit in the Central Business District.

The Makati city council recently approved Ordinance 2009-029 to grant exemption to the elderly and PWDs from Ordinance 97-175, which limits the use of on-street parking in the CBD to a maximum of three hours, after which motorists should vacate the area or incur penalties.

Under the ordinance, seniors and PWDs would be exempted if they are the ones driving the vehicle or are passengers of the vehicle. The seniors and PWDs must also show a valid senior citizen or PWD card to the parking attendant.

However, the senior citizen or PWD would still have to pay the parking fee for the first three hours, while the fee for the excess hours would be settled upon leaving the parking space.

Senior citizens in Makati are already exempt from the number-coding scheme through an ordinance earlier approved by the city council.

Aside from enjoying free movies in the city, the elderly also receive other perks like cash gifts and cakes on their birthdays.

Aug 28: San Miguel Great Food Club wants to teach you how to cook great Chinese appetizers

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pond's & Project Runway Philippines contest

I recently got word of a new Pond's question-answer contest which gives winners "all sorts of fab and fashionable prizes" from Pond's and Project Runway, including Pond's Travel Kits and a designer dress from Project Runway Philippines' seaon 2. All you have to do is watch Project Runway Philippines on ETC from Aug 12-Dec 1 and answer a question on that week's episode.

For more information on how to join, log on to

P.S. As in all contests, be sure to read the fine print. The Grand Prize Winner will be able to choose one of the designer dresses. Note, this will be the actual dress i.e. the dress will NOT be
altered. Hmmm... I wonder how many ladies out there will be able to squeeze into this. Boo, I'm soo disappointed!!!!!

Aug 28-30: Urban Bazaar at Rockwell

Go wild at the Rockwell Tent on August 28-30 as Rockwell brings back the Urban Bazaar--safari style. Hunt for one-of-a-kind shopping finds before they become an endangered species!

Vendors include Trove Bags, Trunk Show, Vida Jewelries, Trendy Travel Tools, Mafia Clothing and Dean & Trent.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Powerbooks Sale: Further reductions until end-August

Enjoy 20% off on regular-priced items (except items marked X, XP, bargain books and magazines) in ALL POWERBOOKS BRANCHES.

PLUS! Grab this special offer exclusive only at Powerbooks Greenbelt,
Megamall, Alabang Town Center & Trinoma:
When you buy a 70% off book, you'll get to pick an 80% off book for FREE!

Finally, get an additional 5% discount when you download, print and present this discount coupon at participating branches.

Only at Powerbooks from August 21 to 31, 2009!

Calling all Book Lovers: Come to the 30th Manila International Book Fair on Sept 16-20

Ever since I was old enough to be given an allowance, I would save up for this event (which usually coincides with the grand annual sale of National Bookstore). This year, it celebrates its 30th anniversary with the theme "Proud to be 30: Words Without Borders". It is sure to satisfy your craving from books ranging from biographies to graphic novels, management books to travel guides. Get your calendars out and mark this down - the 30th Manila International Book Fair will be held on 16-20 September 2009 at Exhibit Halls 1-4, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Find your inspiration and learn something new when you attend these special activities:
1. Storytelling sessions - reading and interpretative performances for kids and kids-at-heart
2. Writing workshops - creative writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, scripts) and business writing (creative copy, technical writing)
3. Seminars on getting published, freelance writing, intellectual property protection, etc.
4. Talks on dealing with the challenges the publishing industry faces amid the ongoing global financial crisis
5. Book Launchings
6. Live Musical Performances
7. Cooking Demonstrations
8. Cosplay Competitions
And many more!!!

The website isn't functioning at the moment but you would like to get more information about this event, please contact the organizers at the ff:
Telephone Nos.: (632) 8960661 or 8960682
Fax No.: (632) 8960695
Email: or

Flash your Fully Booked Discount card for discounts in VMV

I love this. My favorite bookstore has tied up with my favorite skin specialist for special discounts from Aug 15-Nov 15, 2009.

Fully Booked and VMV Skin Research Centre+Clinics (VSRC) bring you the following exclusive privileges:

FREE Skin Testing
40% Off on Vx Facial Treatments
25% Off on Clinical Treatments
25% Off on Cosmetic Fillers + Acne Surgery
25% Off on Medical Grade Peels (GAP, TCA, etc.)
25% Off on Diamond and Power Peels
25% Off on Photomedicine Treatments
10% Off on Laser + Light Treatments
10% Off on other Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments
Just flash your Fully Booked Discount Card at VSRC for ethical,
effective, safe + results-oriented clinical dermatology! Please call
811-2449 for appointments.

Clinic Address: G1-G2 117 Carlos Palanca Street Legaspi Village, Makati City.
Clinic Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm
For appointments, please call (632) 811-2449.
Offer valid from August 15 - November 15, 2009

Discount at VMV Hypoallergenics Skin-Specialist Boutiques for Fully Booked Discount Card holders!

Fully Booked and VMV Hypoallergenics Skin-Specialist Boutiques bring you the following positively skintillating perks:

* For every purchase of 1 regular Vx Skintreat procedure, get 10% off VMV Hypoallergenics products (except Armada and Sandpoint)
* For every purchase of 2 regular Vx Skintreat procedures, get 20% off VMV Hypoallergenics products (except Armada and Sandpoint)

Just show your Fully Booked Discount Card upon purchase. Offer valid from August 15 – November 15, 2009

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS is a unique brand of hypoallergenic (we say "skinfatuated") cosmeceuticals, skin care, cosmetics, body/bath care for women, men and children (we care for skin from diapers to dermabrasion) that's so skin safe, it's part of CARD, the Contact Allergen Replacement Database of the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Visit the VMV Hypoallergenics Skin-Specialist Boutique of your choice:

VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics (VSRC)
117 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati (811 2449)
2F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati (890 8155)
1H12 High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City (856 5872)
3F West Wing Robinson's Galleria, Quezon City (637 0449)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aug 29-30: BazaARt '09 at the One Workshop Gallery - up to 80% off gallery prices

Sought-after signatures as well as the newest names in art will be on artworks at the BazaART '09 of the One Workshop Gallery from 9AM to 6PM on Saturday, August 29, and from 1 to 6PM on Sunday, August 30, 2009. BazaART '09 features paintings, photographs, sculptures, etchings and prints by Filipino greats and foreign artists, as well as professional-grade art materials at specials rates of 50 up to 80% off of gallery prices.

Artists with works at One Workshop Gallery's BazaART '09 include Ambie Abaño, Rommel Aggravante, Al Nezzar Buday Ali, Sherwin Andal, Ral Arrogante Julio Austria, Pandy Aviado, Errol Balcos, Henry Bateman, Bernardo Billedo, Malyn Bonayog, Arnel Borja, Estan Cabigas, Demosthenes Campos, Ross Capili, Jonathan Castro, Rogelito Cayas, Jr., Danilo Celum, Salvador Ching, Julius Clar, Carlo Claudio, Charlie Co, Buds Convocar, Jeff Cua, Wenceslao Cuevas, Jr., Emil Davocol, Joe Datuin, Fil dela Cruz, Edwin de Guzman, Al Dimalanta, Ferdinand Doctolero, Leonilo Doloricon, Dopy Doplon, Kiko Escora, Egai Talusan Fernandez, John Marin Flores, Jesus Genotiva, Don Gurrea, Tommy Hafalla, Luis Martin Harder, Rick Hernandez, Raul Isidro, Anton Isip, Nap Jamir II, Arvin Javier, Edwin Jumalon, Amiel Lapuebla, Richard Larios, Cathy Lasam, Manny Librodo, Luis Lorenzana, Jing Magsaysay, Red Mansueto, Joel Mendez, Perfecto Mercado, Miguel Nacianceno, Annie Neis, Yuan Mor'O Ocampo, Red Ognita, Vincent Padilla, Kelly Ramos Palaganas, Edillardo Paras, Jun Porlares, Jill Posadas, Ige Ramos, Allan Razo, Rissa Recio, R. Ricardo, Beatriz Robles, Chris Rudio, Donna Samonte, Danilo Santiago, JP Sarmenta, Renato Silbol, George Tapan, Resty Tica, Bobby Timonera, A.C. Bada Torralba, Wig Tysmans, James Uy, Lilen Uy, Ronald Ventura and Romy Vitug.

The BazaART '09 will also hold a Swap Meet where art works may be exchanged for items of equivalent value. 10% of all proceeds from the BazaART '09 Swap Meet goes to OWG. Artists not affiliated with One Workshop Gallery are also welcome to participate in the BazaART '09 by
availing of table space at the following rates: Php 1,500.00 for August 29, Php 1,000.00 for August 30 and Php 2,000.00 for August 29 and 30. Table space for participating artists is limited.

The One Workshop Gallery is an integral part of the One Workshop, Inc. (OWI). Specializing in art for investment and collection purposes, the Gallery has been providing exhibition venues for both established and emerging artists since 2006.

BazaART '09 at the One Workshop Gallery is at the Ground Floor of 2241 La Fuerza Plaza II, Don Chino Roces Ave. corner Sabio St., Makati City. Gallery hours are from 10am to 7pm daily except Sundays. For inquiries, call 810-5094, fax 819-2074, e-mail
or visit

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sept 11: Go Negosyo Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

The biggest Youth Entrepreneurship Summit of the Year is happening on September 11, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center!

Don't miss the event that will open doors and expand opportunities for the enterprising youth! Get to meet cool, creative, business savvy guys and gals. Be inspired by stories of successful young entrepreneurs and learn how you can be one yourself!

(even the not-so-young)


For interested exhibitors and sponsors, take advantage of our early bird rates! Slots are available for young entrepreneurs, companies and organizations who are interested to showcase their unique ideas, sell products and services, or promote business opportunities for the youth.

Please contact Kath Reston of Ideal Events at 4313694 / 09209243277 or email TODAY!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Citibank: Free Movie Ticket Promo

Now's the best time to sit back and relax with your loved ones at the movies.

Use your Citi Card anywhere and enjoy these blockbuster treats:
* Minimum single-receipt purchase of P1,5001 anywhere - Get 1 Free Movie Pass worth P130
* Minimum single-receipt purchase of P7,0001 anywhere - Get 2 Free Movie Passes worth P260 Plus Popcorn & Softdrinks for 2
* Minimum single-receipt PayLite purchase of 20,0001 anywhere - Get 3 Free Movie Passes worth P390 Plus Popcorn & Softdrinks for 3

Catch the movies you've been waiting to see because the Free Movie Pass can be redeemed until November 30, 2009.

Click on this link for more details.

Aug 14-20: Dimensione Grand Sale

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ALEX Arts & Crafts Workshops

Want to let your kids do something worthwhile during weekends?

Enroll your kids to a session with ALEX arts and crafts at Hobbes and Landes, Bonifacio High Street.

Each session boasts of 3 projects that kids will surely enjoy doing.

Session 1
September 5, 2009 (Saturday)

For pre-schoolers and up
2.5 - 6 yrs. old
Sticker Art
Crayon Rub Art
Clay Pictures

For pre-teens and up
7 - 14 yrs. old
Painting with Acrylic paints
Origami and Kirigami making
Paper Bag Art

Session 2
September 13, 2009 (Sunday)

For pre-schoolers and up
2.5 - 6 yrs. old
Mosaic Art
Tissue Paper Art
Pipe Cleaners Art

For pre-teens and up
7 - 14 yrs. old
Paint your Ice Jewelry
Make your Own Jingle Jewelry
Cotton Clay Art

Workshop fee is P750 per head (inclusive of all materials), per session

*Pre-registration and payment can be accommodated at the following Hobbes and Landes Branches:
Bonifacio High Street, Rockwell, Greenhills Promenade and Greenbelt 5

*Please present official receipt on the day of the workshop
*Maximum of 8 students per workshop only
*For inquiries and reservations please call: 8560935/ 36 or send an email to


The first and only city-wide sale in Metro Manila is back: the Eastwood City-wide sale. But this time, there are new stores and a whole new mall joining in, to create a weekend-long discount heaven for shopaholics and fashionistas out there.

All brands and stores at Eastwood Mall, City Walk 2, and Cyber and Fashion Mall will be up on sale from August 14 to 16, 2009. Discounts will go as low as 70 percent on both end-of-season and selected new items.

So don't let the rain dampen your spirit. Put the sun shine back on your shopping vibe and experience great bargains on clothes, accessories, books, and even gadgets at the Eastwood City-Wide Sale.

For more details, contact the Eastwood Mall Concierge at 709-1893 or the Eastwood City Information at 687-1499.

Call for Proposals to the 2010 National Arts Month Celebration!

*Dear ALL:*

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts encourages culture and arts organizations nationwide to take part in the *2010 Philippine International Arts Festival* (PIAF) celebration by making the PIAF a part of their annual program of activities. In relation to this, the NCCA invites organizations nationwide to submit project proposals that may be considered for possible funding assistance.

For details on what proposal to submit and other information, please go to this link:

Very truly yours,

Reinerio A. Alba

Web Content Editor

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila
Tel. 527-2192

Brothers Burger: ONE DAY SALE! Promo on August 14, 2009

*To All Burger Enthusiasts! *

Mark your calendar! On August 14, 2009, for ONE DAY ONLY!

Enjoy your favorite Big Brothers Burger at 50% off (for dine in and take out orders only!) at the following branches:

· Westgate Center, ALABANG – 771.0820 / 771.0821 / 771.0822
· Camp John Hay BAGUIO – (074) 446.5102 / 446.5103
· MALATE – 666.3817 / 522.0168
· PASONG TAMO, Makati – 894.4364 / 894.4367
· BF PARAÑAQUE – 659.2182
· TELUS Araneta Center – 709.2126 / 709.2157
· CAPITOL HILLS, QC – 931.4011 / 932.3840
· TOMAS MORATO – 375.1111 / 372.0202 / 372.0111

It's our way of thanking our loyal customers and giving burger lovers the best time to taste *our Best Seller ½ pound Brothers Burger*.!!!!

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 4080 Series of 2009

Sept 5: Free Food Tasting At Republic Of Cavite Restaurant

To promote Cavitenio’s hospitality, culture and most of all the delectable dishes and delicacies, Towns Delight The Caterer and Republic of Cavite invites you to a one of a kind event.

It will be a Free Food Tasting Event at Republic of Cavite Restaurant, Trece Martirez Cavite.

The event will be on September 5, 2009 Saturday from 1:00 pm onwards.

There will be raffle prizes, gift certificates and giveaways/souvenir items to be given away on the said event!

All bloggers/online groups in or near Cavite are invited to join the event! Republic of Cavite is strategically located at the back of Trece Martirez City Hall and near the 13 martyrs of Cavite statue/monument.

Hurry now and be counted for that great event!

You may register for the said event via the ff:
Call: (046)437-8501 or (046)437-6055
Call or Txt: (0918)928-1296 – (0922)865-2685

For more details, please go to

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Free Concert on Aug 13, 2009 celebrates 100 years of SVD in Philippines


Everyone is invited to the EXPERIENCE 100 free admission concert of the Society of the Divine Word on August 13, 2009 (Thursday) at The Arena in San Juan, Metro Manila.

The concert is a celebration of the 100 years of SVD presence and missionary works in the Philippines. The SVD is an international congregation of religious priests and brothers witnessing to the Word through Biblical Apostolate, Mission Animation, Social Action and
Communication. The festival of music, dances and songs starts at 7:00pm.

Featured performers include: Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD; Fr. Raul Caga, SVD; the Fifth Gospel; the Arnoldus Company; IL Verbo; the Divine Word Orchestra; artists of the St. Jude Catholic School and the SVD parishes and schools and surprise Special Guests.

For your free tickets, please call 711-13-15.

Earl Victor L. Rosero
Publicity Coordinator
Experience 100 Concert

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Clear your calenders this August & Sept for John Silva

Groping for words to explain Ninoy/Cory magic to your post-Edsa babies. Are YOU a post-Edsa baby? Go to the National Museum this August and September!
John L. Silva has been Senior Consultant of the National Museum for close to ten years and has the most incredible stories and insights about the collection. He teaches arts education in an interesting and humorous manner and delights and inspires his audience to be proud of
their culture and history.

On selected dates this August and Sept, Mr. Silva will hold special remembrance tours of the National Museum which will concentrate the artifacts, paintings and historical highlights which shaped the development of Corazon Aquino. Young people are especially invited.

Call 0926 729 9029 or email for more details.