Friday, October 30, 2009

Are you a Twilight fan-atic? Be a Powerbooks Facebook face and join the New Moon Trivia contest!

Exclusive to Powerbooks Facebook fans only!

Be a fan of PB's Facebook page ( and join the NEW MOON TRIVIA!

Answer all 10 trivia questions correctly and if you're lucky, you can be one of three winners of the New Moon Collector's Edition by Stephenie Meyer.

Winners will be announced on November 13, 2009 in Facebook.

Cebu Pacific: Return of the Piso Seat Sale

Wow, the battle of the budget airlines is heating up. Cebu Pacific's PISO SEAT SALE is officially back, with no holds barred! Over 100,000 seats up for grabs, All Domestic and International destinations included.

Better hurry, this promo is available ONLINE ONLY. Sale is only until Nov 2, 2009. Travel period is from Jun 15, 2010 to Sep 30, 2010.   Go to to book your ticket now.

Good luck and may the best flight bookings be with you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Until Oct 30: Pre-Halloween Sale @ Kate Torralba

All purchases over P4000 receive a free Halloween treat from 'My Love Story' Gourmet Belgium Chocolates!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TGIF: 50% off Brother's Burgers Half Pound Burgers

Here's another reason to celebrate Freaky Friday.  On Oct 30,  from 11am to 10pm,  Brother's Burger is giving all customers 50% off on their famous half pound burgers.  Enjoy the half-pound goodness for only P87.50 (original price is at P175)!

Available only at Capitol Hills, Telus Araneta Center, Tomas Morato, Megamall Atrium, Pasong Tamo and Cebu branches.


Philippine Airlines is the official carrier of the ‘Katy Perry Rocks for Relief!’ concert this November 14, 2009 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. All net proceeds shall be donated to the Philippine National Red Cross as support for those affected by recent typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.
Book and buy at and get a chance to snag two (2) Katy Perry for Relief in Manila!
The PAL ticket purchased must be worth at least Php3,000 (or its equivalent in other currencies) before taxes. The ticket may be domestic or international, one-way or roundtrip, economy or business class.

The winners will be drawn via electronic raffle on November 10, 2009.

SPECIAL PROMO:  Double the fun! Buy your "Halloween Madness" ticket today or tomorrow and be one of the 75 lucky winners of two GOLD "Katy Perry Rocks for Relief!" concert tickets!

Dec 11: Bukas Palad album launch and free concert

This year, as Bukas Palad prepares to celebrate its silver anniversary in 2011, it continues with its mission of offering music to accompany prayer and reflection by releasing its 14th studio album, “To Love and Serve, Bukas Palad Chants.”

In this present venture, Bukas Palad, for the first time, explores and focuses on praying through chants. An exclusive collection of ten new original chants of different themes and genres, this album invites listeners to engage in prayer and worship through sung verses, which are continually repeated and with words and melodies that can be easily learnt and followed.

The albumwill be launched on December 11, 2009, Friday, half past seven in the evening at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The launch concert will also feature well loved Christmas carols and tunes.

Admission is absolutely free.

The album shall be available in all major music bars and Tanging Yaman outlets of the Jesuit Communications Foundation after the launch and shall retail for an affordable amount of P200.   It's a great gift to place under the Christmas tree of your loved ones and friends. For more information,  go to

Nov 7-8: Calling all Pinoy audiophiles to the Hi-Fi show

Free Tickets to the NU107 Rock Awards

OdysseyLive.Net is Giving away 14 Tickets to the NU107 Rock Awards '09!

If you and your friends would like to attend this much awaited event, simply answer this question:
Why Do You Want To Attend This Years NU107 Rock Awards?

Details of this contest can be found here:

Cebu Pacific Sale Alert: 50% off for flights to Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur

Promo period is from October 28-30, 2009, for travel from December 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010.

Cebu Pacific (CEB) offers as much as 50% off the lowest possible year-round fares for flights from Manila to Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, as well as from Clark and Cebu to Hong Kong.

•‘Go Lite’ P999, – Manila-Kota Kinabalu and Clark-Hong Kong flights.

•‘Go Lite’ P1,999 – Manila-Hong Kong, Manila-Kuala Lumpur and Cebu-Hong Kong.
Passengers with check-in luggage will just add P100 upon booking.

Passengers who book online and pay with credit cards or via partner banks can avail of the Hong Kong Disneyland package by adding only P5,184. This is inclusive of 3 days, 2 nights accommodations and one-day Disney tour.

For more promos, check out or call the reservations hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032) 231-8888.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Defacto Celebrates 3 Years of Bespoke Denim Bliss

PAL Halloween Madness: Asian destinations for as low as USD99 only!

Hurry!! Limited seats only!!!

Available at or call PAL Reservations at (02) 855-8888 or visit your nearest PAL ticket office.

For sale and ticketing from 25 to 30 October 2009 only.

Book and buy your tickets now!!

Prices are EXCLUSIVE of government taxes (in the Philippines and foreign destinations) and other fees that are to be collected at the airport.

Valid from 04NOV09 to 10DEC09 and 11JAN10 to 04FEB10 for OUTBOUND TRAVEL

2 days/8 days

Tickets must be issued on/after 25OCT09 and on/before 30OCT09
Extension of ticket validity is not permitted

Tickets must be issued 24 hours after confirmed reservations or on/before 30OCT09 whichever is earlier
For reservations confirmed on 30OCT09, tickets must be issued on 30OCT09
Changes are not permitted
- rebooking/rerouting/reissuance/upgrading/endorsement are not permitted

Fares and surcharges are non-refundable
No child/infant discount

Mileage accrual and Service Class Upgrade award do not apply on this fare
Free Baggage Allowance is 15 kilograms

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nov 7-8: Yuletide Souk 2009

The Yuletide Souk will feature 100 independent designers and entrepreneurs who believe that they can make a difference through the products and services they offer.

The Yuletide Souk will serve both as a fundraiser as well as an awareness campaign for Got Heart Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to the scholarship fund for out-of-school youth, indigenous peoples and the development of the Got Heart Center for Social Entrepreneurship, where grassroots entrepreneurship and management will be taught to different marginalized groups.

For more information about Got Heart Foundation, please visit

Oct 25-30: Psychic Festival at Eastwood City Walk

Oct 31: Howl-O-Ween Treats at the Town

It's a dog's day-out at the Town with special treats for pets in Halloween costumes!

Doggie Trick-Or-Treat
October 31, 4pm
Corte de las Palmas

Halloween Pet Photo Contest
October 16 to 28
Take a snap shot of your canine pals and get a chance to win great prizes!

For inquiries and registration, please visit or call Concierge at 842-2782


1. The contest is open to all amateur digital photographers.

2. All entries must feature various dog breeds in their Halloween costumes.

3. Entries can be in monochrome or color.

4. The contest duration is from October 16 to October 28, 2009.

5. Completed entry form/s together with data file/s (photograph/s) must be emailed to and/or CD data files submitted to Alabang Town Center Concierge (located at the Upper Ground Level, Activity Center) with accomplished entry form (name/name of pet/address/tel no./date picture was taken/location) from October 16 to 28, 2009.

6. Photos must have a resolution of at least 2MB. Only minor enhancement of photographs is allowed (brightness and contrast, sharpening, levels).

7. Each entry must be submitted with complete details that will contain the contestant's information, as well as details on the photograph (where and when it was taken).

8. All entries may be reproduced, exhibited, published or used by Alabang Town Center for promotional or publication purposes without renumeration of any kind, provided due acknowledgement is given to the photographer.

9. All entries must be original and have not been published or exhibited in any printed or online media prior to the contest.

10. Ten finalists will be chosen and the pictures of the finalists will be displayed in Corte de las Palmas on October 31, 2009.

11. A contestant cannot have two winning entries. In the event that both winning entries were submitted by the same contestant, he will be granted with the prize that has the higher prize value.

12. Winners will be notified by telephone call. The winners’ names will also be posted at the Alabang Town Center Concierge.

13. Winners may claim their prizes at the event area (Corte de las Palmas) on October 31, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm or at the 3rd Floor Administration Office from November 3 to December 3, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

14. The winners and finalists will be awarded with the following:

1st Prize:
P3,000 worth of Ayala Malls eGCs
One (1) 8KG Super Chow Dog Food
One (1) 11x14 printed photo of the winning entry
One (1) Family Gift Certificate photo session (good for 2-4 pax) with a 4x6 photo print-out

2nd Prize:
P2,000 worth of Ayala Malls eGCs
One (1) 8KG Super Chow Dog Food
One (1) 11x14 printed photo of the winning entry
One (1) Family Gift Certificate photo session (good for 2-4 pax) with a 4x6 photo print-out

3rd Prize:
P1,000 worth of Ayala Malls eGCs
One (1) 8KG Super Chow Dog Food
One (1) 11x14 printed photo of the winning entry
One (1) Family Gift Certificate photo session (good for 2-4 pax) with a 4x6 photo print-out

Consolation Prizes:
One (1) Family Gift Certificate photo session (good for 2-4 pax) with a 4x6 photo print-out

Monday, October 12, 2009

Enjoy your Sunday Brunch Buffet at Chocolate Kiss for P350

For me,  Sundays are about lazy lunches with the entire family - a time to catch up with the latest news and renew family ties.   Family style lunches take on a whole new meaning in our household.  =)

Good news to all those living in Quezon City.  Chocolate Kiss CafĂ© will be offering a brunch buffet every Sunday for only P350. Starting October 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the full buffet includes Filipino favorites such as Chicken Pork Adobo, Vigan Longganisa and Daing na Bangus, pan-grilled sausages, eggs cooked the way you like it (Omelet with mushrooms, ham, cheese and bell peppers, scrambled or sunny side-up), buttermilk pancakes, bread, fruits and beverages.   Round this all out with scrumption dessert.  Devil’s Food Cake, Carrot Cake, Dayap Chiffon Cake, Prune Cake and Kahlua Butter Cake.  Ah,  the mouth waters just thinking about it. 

The Sunday brunch buffet is available at the Chocolate Kiss Roces branch at 1/F Korben Place, 91 A. Roces Avenue corner Scout Tobias, Quezon City. Tel. No. 412-7876.

On the first day, October 18, the full buffet is at P250.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Philippine Airlines' Awesome Online Fare to the US (Outbound Manila only)

(USD528 Round-trip fare + USD230 surcharges)
(Exclusive of Government Taxes)

Manila TO Los Angeles/San Francisco
Round Trip Economy Class Fare

Travel Period (Outbound Manila) : 09 October 2009 - 25 December 2009
Selling and Ticketing Period: ongoing until 31 October 2009


Conditions of Travel:

* Valid for round trip travel on Fiesta (Economy) Class
* Confirmed reservations are required for all sectors
* Minimum 3 days and maximum 3 months stay
* Tickets must be issued on or before 31 October 2009
* Extension of ticket validity is not permitted
* Rerouting is not permitted
* Change in booking is permitted at a charge of USD 150
* Tickets and surcharges are non-refundable
* Child/Infant Discounts:
   Accompanied child 2-11 years old - 80% of the fare
   Infant under 2 years old with a seat - 80% of the fare
   Infant under 2 years old without a seat - 25% of the fare
* Government taxes are refundable subject to standard refund service fee
* No mileage accrual and service class upgrade
* Limited seats only
* Valid for sale via

Canon: Big Discount on Camera Repairs

Great news for those whose Canon cameras were damaged in the rain.  Canon has come up with a new way to fulfill their tagline:  Delighting You Always.

Canon is offering 50% off labor fees and 25% off replacement parts for Canon cameras that were water-damaged during the typhoons. Offer is for the month of October only. Please contact 8849000 for more details or go to Canon Service Center at 5F Marvin Plaza Bldg, 2153 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City!

Oct 17: Free cooking demo from Yummy Magazine

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oct 11: Krispy Kreme raises some dough for Ondoy

As far as fundraisers go,  this has to be the sweetest. 

Buy an Original Glazed Doughnut (a box or two would be great!) and Krispy Kreme will donate the entire sales generated from this to the Philippine National Red Cross - Rizal Chapter and ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya.

Spread the goodness!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oct 11: Foldabots Toybook 2 Launch @ Fullybooked

Summit Media and Fully Booked invite all kids to the Foldabots Toy Book launch on October 11, 2009 at the Forum, 4th Level Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street from 2 to 6PM.

Activities such as the Foldabots Drawing Contest, Foldabots Collection Contest, Foldabots Quiz Game and Foldabots Assembling Contest await kids.
Drinks, snacks and prizes will be available to all kids!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Win a free trip to Hong Kong c/o Yummy Magazine

Contest period
Contest runs from October 5, 2009 at 12 noon to October 16, 2009 at 12 p.m., Philippine standard time.

Who can join
The contest is open to all members who are 18 years old and above and carry a passport valid at least six months prior to date of travel. Summit Publishing employees and employees of the sponsors are not qualified to join the promo.

How to win
Participants must submit a food and travel (local or international) article that is 800 to 1000 words long, accompanied by at least three (3) good photographs in high resolution. Participants may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. Each entry should also contain the participant’s full name, address, and contact numbers. Send your entries to on or before October 16, 2009, 12 p.m.

Basis for judging
50% content and style, 30% photography, 20% overall impact

The big prize
The winner will be announced on Friday, October 16, 2009, 6 p.m. The winner, along with a friend, will enjoy free airfare to Hong Kong along with 3D/2N hotel accommodations. The winner will be given a one-day pass to the Hong Kong Food and Wine Festival and be invited to write about his or her experience to be posted on

More prizes
First runner-up gets an all-expense paid dinner at Fish and Co. restaurant. Five runners-up will be chosen as well—two will each receive a three-month subscription of YUMMY magazine and three will win a set of YUMMY books.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Buy a Canon, get a Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography for FREE

Get the Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography for FREE with every purchase of PowerShot SX120, SX200, SX20 and SX1 IS, PowerShot S90, G10 and G11 Prosumer Cameras. Promo Period is from October 1 - December 31, 2009 but redemption (through will start by October 15, 2009) Happy Shooting! :)


US $21.99
3rd Edition / August 2009
ISBN: 9781741046892
368 pp colour
Next edition due: August 2014
Richard I'Anson

In this third edition of Lonely Planet's best-selling Travel Photography, internationally renowned travel photographer Richard I'Anson shows you how to avoid common photography mistakes and to develop your compositional and technical skills as a photographer.This jargon-free guide is a comprehensive look at all aspects of travel photography, from the gear needed while on the road to the software and hardware required to store and process your images back at home, to the low-down on assessing, displaying and even earning money with your photographs.It's full of practical exercises and examples to hone the tips and techniques outlined in the text, and stunning travel photographs throughout will inspire you on your journey.

"A clear and succinct technical manual to improving your travel photography." - The Observer (UK)

  • Fully updated for the digital photographer
  • Everything you need to know to sell your travel photographs
  • New section on the art of travel photography - how to capture that perfect moment in time
  • Gorgeous double-page photo spreads give insight into the story behind the picture