Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Accepting Donations for Typhoon Ondoy Victims

You can also  view an extensive list here on where, and how you can help. This database is being updated every hour. There are a lot of people that are still missing.

Typhoon Ondoy Relief Operations
Volunteers about to pack goods for distribution
at the Every Nation building
posted on: September 28, 2009 here by Arcyllin Arcilla
In response to the recent calamity brought about by Typhoon Ondoy, Victory Metro Manila has been doing relief operations for flood victims in Marikina, Pasig, Taguig and other areas.

Specifically, the following Victory Centers are currently open to receive donations, whether in cash or kind:

* Victory Alabang (+63 (2) 771 1212)
* Victory Fort Bonifacio (+63 (2) 8171212)
* Victory Greenhills (+63 (2) 584 1212)
* Victory Malate (+63 (2) 522 1212)
* Victory Ortigas (+63 (2) 631 1212)
* Victory Pioneer (+63 (2) 687 1212)
* Victory Quezon City (+63 (2) 426 7031)
* Victory U-Belt (+63 (2) 736 0752)
* Victory Malolos (09228424403)
* Victory Los Baños (+63 (49) 536 8201)
* Victory Sta. Rosa (09228424403)

The following items are considered priority goods to be donated:

* Clothes
* Bottled water
* Baby milk formula
* Canned Goods
* Bread
* Medicine (Biogesic, Neozep, Diatabs, Alaxan, etc)

For donations in kind, Victory is receiving cash and check donations at the centers stated above.

For those interested in making bank donations, please follow the following instructions:

Account name: Victory Christian Fellowship
Account no: Current acct no. 0821-0298-13
Bank name: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Bank address: Fort Serendra Branch Ground Floor Serendra Retail Area Bonifacio Global City. Taguig City

Account Name: Victory Christian Fellowship
Account Number: Dollar savings account no. 0824-0542-58
Swift code: BOPIPHMM
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Bank Address: Fort Serendra Branch Ground Floor Serendra Retail Area Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Please email carol.almadin@everynation.org.ph with the following information so that we can confirm your deposit:

Your name
The Victory church you're a member of (if applicable)
The Name of the Organization on behalf of whom you're giving the donation (if applicable)
The dollar or peso amount deposited
Date deposited
Bank branch

Philippine-based donors may call 8171212 (9:00am to 5:00pm Philippine time) and inform the operator you would like to make a credit card donation to Every Nation Ministries for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. You will be connected to a representative who will take down your information.

International donors (persons based outside the Philippines) may email their phone numbers to jiji.concepcion@everynation.org.ph. A representative will call you and take down your information.

Thank you very much and please do continue to pray for those who are affected by Typhoon Ondoy.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Reason To Celebrate

Fuego Hotels and Properties, together with the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy, will again celebrate Flavors of Spain in October.

Now on its 7th year, the celebration aims to strengthen the connection between the gastronomical delights and customs of Spain and let simple Spanish cuisine bring delight to the spirit.

Enjoy flavorful Spanish dishes and treats at the Taal Vista Hotel, Pearl Farm Beach Resort, 7stones Boracay Suites, and Club Punta Fuego in the whole month of October.

Club Punta Fuego’s members and guests will surely be delighted with “Nos Vamos De Txikiteo.” Feast on sumptuous Spanish and Filipino buffets every Saturday and Paella Night every Friday. After dinner, head on to the club’s mini-theater and catch up on Spanish movies.

Breathe in the cool fresh air of Tagaytay with Spanish-inspired luncheons. De Txiketeo en Taal Vista Hotel offers Spanish and Filipino lunch buffets every Saturday and a purely Spanish lunch buffet all Fridays of October.

“Un Txikito en la Marina.” Relish the flavors of Spain in Pearl Farm with lavish Spanish-inspired buffets and other delightful treats. At the Pearl Farm Marina, savor a Spanish and Filipino lunch buffet spread all Saturdays and Sundays of October; Paella Night with a complimentary glass of wine every Thursday.

For inquiries on the special offers and promotions, please call Fuego Hotels at (632) 750-1999 or log on to www.fuegohotels.com

Friday, September 25, 2009


Every child with special needs has a right to an educational program that is suitable to his/her needs. Having the right education and the right tools is crucial in ensuring that a child fully realizes his/her full potential for development, both as an individual and as a member of the society.

It is for this reason that Etera Events, is initiating a Special Education Expo on December 1, 2009 at the newly renovated Glorietta Activity Center. Simultaneous to the exhibition is a Special Education forum, storytelling, games and performances by celebrities.

The Special Education Expo 2009 is the first fair on special education to be held in the country. With the theme “A World of Possibilities”, this event aims to bring together parents of special children, special education schools, therapy centers, toy manufacturers, suppliers of special tools and equipment, specialized food sellers, book publishers, and other SPED industry practitioners like teachers, doctors, therapists, among others.

The goal of the event is to create awareness on the needs of special children and provide options for these individuals to ensure they live a happy and normal life.

By contributing to make this event happen, you are helping improve the quality of life and dignity of more than 5.4 million Filipinos who are in need of special education products, equipments and services. Proceeds for the said event will be given to Support and Empower Abused Deaf Children, a non-profit organization dedicated at defending the rights of deaf children who are victims of sexual abuse and maltreatment.

One of the event’s major sponsors, World Vision, will be bringing celebrity endorsers to do intermission numbers, storytelling and other activities.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Instituto Cervantes stages the grandest Spanish film festival in Asia

It's a triple treat for film buffs as Instituto Cervantes de Manila brings back Película, the biggest annual Spanish Film Festival in Asia, at chosen venues in Metro Manila from October 1 to 31.

Due to the past successes of its first seven seasons, organizers have doubled the number of films (this year more than 40!), gone from one to three venues and lengthened the film festival. Cultural events have also been calendared, in line with the theme of this year's festival: Locos por el cine or Adik sa Pelikula.

With new partnerships forged by Instituto Cervantes, the cultural arm of the Spanish Embassy to the Philippines, and the strengthening support from Spanish filmmakers, last year's attendance by cinema enthusiasts is expected to increase this year. Last year, some 20,000 spectators attended the Festival.

"This year marks our 8th edition and we're very proud of how far the Festival's come in such a short period of time," said Instituto Cervantes director Jose Rodriguez. "We believe Película has the potential to foster incredible growth in arts and entertainment and attract the best of the best-acclaimed Spanish and Latin American filmmakers to this area. We are especially proud of the reputation the Festival has developed over the years as a great local venue to feature and premier award-winning Spanish films."

Selection of films will be divided into four groups this year: Official section at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas featuring Spanish contemporary and award-winning films; Spanish & Filipino documentaries at CCP which is a selection of 12 documentaries that bear testament to the growing vitality of the genre in the two countries; Spanish Cinema in 8 Films at the College of Saint Benilde featuring eight classical Spanish movies; and a selection of Latin-American indie productions entitled Cine en construcción (Films in progress), also scheduled at College of Saint Benilde.

Película kicks off on October 1 with an opening night featuring the movie No me pidas que te bese porque te besaré (Don't ask me to kiss you, because I will). This comedy is about a man who is repenting his decision to marry and takes guitar lessons with "special" people to distract himself before his wedding. Gracing the opening night at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion walk area will be a dance performance by B612, a vertical dance company who was brought to Manila by Instituto Cervantes to display their world-class dance and lights to local audience.

Multi-awarded films such as El truco del manco (The one-handed trick), Una palabra tuya, Los girasoles ciegos (The Blind Sunflowers), Rotorno a Hansala (Return to Hansala), and 3 Días make their Philippine premiere at the film festival, which starts also on October 1 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas.

Other films include El Nido Vacío (Empty Nest), a comedy that explores the gap that occurs when children grow up and move away from home; and Dieta mediterranea (Mediterranean Diet), a story about a girl named Sofia who was regarded as the "best chef in the world" and the two men who helped her become a legend.

On October 7, Película gives tribute to Mexico's film industry with the Mexican Cinema Night. Headlining this evening 2008 San Diego Latino Film Festival, La Zona (The Zone), a film about a wealthy compound surrounded by walls and surveillance system to protect the locals against the violence of the slums.

Running at the De La Salle University- College of St. Benilde (DLSU-CSB) from October 1 to 31 is a photo exhibition on the evolution of the Spanish cinema. Tagged as Crónica Visual del Cine Español (A Visual Chronicle of Spanish Cinema), the exhibit will be divided into the three periods of the Spanish cinema, aiming to recreate the journey of the films from the old Europe and Latin American tradition to the current contemporary style.

Alongside the exhibits at the DLSU-CSB will be a series of workshops on scriptwriting and editing as well as the showcasing of Latin American indie films. On October 14, 12:30 p.m., Chilean director Oscar Cardenas will grace the DLSU-CSB for the Asian premiere of his film Rabia.

Meanwhile, from October 7 to 31 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is a photo exhibit on Filipino Filmmakers by renowned Spanish photographer Óscar Orengo. Featured in the exhibit – the first of its kind in the country – are local directors and actors from different generations like Peque Gallaga, Brilliante Mendoza, Lav Diaz and many more.

That same day, October 7, No todo es verdad, a selection of Filipino and Spanish documentaries will also begin at the CCP Dream Theater.

Película is organized by Instituto Cervantes, in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, AECID, Ministerio de Cultura of Spain, Filmoteca del Ministerio de AA.EE. de España, Cine en Construcción, Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, LRT, MRT, Cultural Center of the Philippines, College of St.Benilde, Greenbelt and Ayala Malls Cinemas. Special thanks to Dusit Thani Manila - the official hotel residence, Qatar Airways - the official airline, Jaguar – the official luxury car, welovepost - the official post and design boutique and 2nd Avenue – the official TV media partner of Película.

Other sponsors are Alba Restaurante Español, Barcelo Café, Espa-Fil, Bai Capture, Icon Graphics, PostManila, Tooth Fairy productions, Mapfre Insular Insurance Corp., and Embajada de México. Media partners: Lifestyle Asia, Lifestyle Travel and Business Mirror, ClickTheCity.com and Spot.ph (Online), UR 105.9 and RJ 100.3 (Radio).

For more information, please call 526 1482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es or www.pelicula.ph Instituto Cervantes de Manila is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

A Sweet Thank You!!

 Danke, Xie xie, Mahalo, Gracias, Arigato, Obrigado, Thank you, Salamat. There are many ways to say it but only one way to mean it – sincerely.

Spearheaded by Swiss chocolate brand Toblerone, the 2nd National Thank You Day on October 20, 2009 aims to bring people together to honor extraordinary and inspirational people in the Philippines who deserve to be shown the sincerest appreciation.
 The National Thank You Day Awards honors individuals whose talent, leadership, and vision in their respective fields not only brought recognition to our country but touched our lives and made us grateful for being Filipino as well.

Among the nominees for the National Thank You Day Awards are Monique Lhuillier, a Filipino fashion designer known internationally for her world-class bridal gown designs, Brilliante Mendoza, recipient of the Best Director Award at Cannes International Film Festival for his film Kinatay, and former President Cory Aquino, one of the greatest leaders of all time known for her fight for freedom and democracy.

Let’s prove to the world this October 20 on the National Thank You Day celebration that by simply saying thank you and meaning it, we, as a country, can become the most grateful nation of all,”

Be part of a grateful nation. Join the rest of the country as it honors the one person whom a grateful nation will say a resounding thank you to. For more information, visit www.thankyoudayphilippines.com.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Time is Now

It’s now or never -- at least when it comes to teaching children the value of time and the discipline of time management.

Studies show 20% of the average workday is spent on ‘crucial’ and ‘important’ things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have ‘little or no value.’

Kelvin Ngo, Operations Manager of Kids Watch Central asserts that this could have been prevented – if only these adults were taught the discipline of time management early on. “If we don't train them to have good habits while they are young, they will spend the rest of their lives trying to shake the bad ones.”

Ngo notes that while at first, being able to tell time guides kids on when to catch their favorite cartoon; they can apply the skill to more important things such as homework and eventually to work deadlines and client presentations.

So give your kids a head start on success -- here are some easy steps you can follow in teaching them the value of time and the discipline of time management:

Be armed with the basics!
The Chinese adage of the longest journey starting with a single step is also true for teaching your kids—and in this case, you first have to make them grasp the concept of ‘time.’

“Time is an abstract concept,” observes Ngo “So to make it more ‘real’ for children especially, concrete time telling tools such as a wrist watch is a must.” Ngo notes that it would help if these timepieces are visually appealing or interesting to the kids themselves. “If their favorite character is Spiderman or Barbie of course, they’re likely to be more interested in looking at watches that feature these characters as opposed to a plain-faced one. It’s about adding an element of ‘fun’ to a visual representation of time.”

Kids Watch Central --a retail outlet that specializes in kid’s watches—for instance, is one place where parents can source trendy and colorful character timepieces. Here characters such as Transformers, Hello Kitty, Barbie and Ben10 come alive to teach children the value of time and the discipline of time management.

To help raise awareness on the importance of time management among children, Kids Watch Central will be holding Kids Watch Central Family Fun Summit 2009 a parenting seminar on time management that takes this issue head-on. “It may sound like a cliché, but now’s the right time to do something about it;

“What makes Kids Watch Central Family Fun Summit 2009 different is that the lessons from it are not textbook-based. The insights that will be shared are from real-life mothers who actually had to experience teaching their kids first-hand,” notes Ngo.

Kids Watch Central --a retail outlet that specializes in kids watches—for instance, is one place where parents can source trendy and colorful character watches. Here characters such as Transformers, Hello Kitty, Barbie and Ben10 come alive to teach children the value of time and the discipline of time management. Kids Watch Central stores can be found in the children's accessories area of leading department stores.

Without doubt, parents should give their children an early head start on the lesson of time management. And with proper guidance and the right tools such as Kid’s Watch Central’s character timepieces, ‘now or never’ is not so daunting after all.

Kids Watch Central outlets are located inside the Children’s Accessories of leading department stores.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

B Free Day with SMART

Students of member schools of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) gathered in a festive inter-university blowout mounted this weekend by leading wireless Internet provider Smart Bro.

Worthy of a Guinness record title, the huge crowd turn-out in “B Free Day” reached peak excitement as 10,000 units of Smart Bro prepaid wireless modems or ‘dongles’ were given away for free to the students, a first in the marketing initiatives by a wireless broadband company in the country.

Held at the Megatent in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City, “B Free Day” thrilled the student crowd with back-to-back performances by popular rock bands Sandwich, Hale and Spongecola; raffle draws; and games and treats reminiscent of school fairs such as bail out jail booth, balloon darts, ball toss, back massages, burgers, beverages and other sponsors’ freebies—all beginning with the letter ‘b’.

Another popular section of “B Free” featured a remount of the successful Smart Bro Broadbandemonium – The Great SMART Bro Sale. The sale brought together major PC brands Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Neo and Toshiba, which have bundled Smart Bro in some of their latest models, to give buyers the right equipment to enjoy the Internet with Smart Bro’s fast connectivity.

Smart Communications, Inc. recently launched its expanded HSPA network nationwide, from Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte to Digos, Davao del Sur—with many more cellsites expected to go live before 2009 ends. Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, and other key cities are already covered with seamless, high-speed mobile broadband which provides a subscriber high speeds of up to 5.8Mbps, enabling Smart Bro subscribers to enjoy the fastest wireless broadband service when surfing the internet.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"It's Krrunch Time, get Playful!"

It is really important for my kids to remember me as being a big part of their lives. Even if I am a working mom. Every moment that I have with my kids should be full of Krrunch. Every moment is important to me.

I always want to make it simple yet memorable.. Even if we are just at home. I make our activities memorable. We read books, we watch videos and we play games that in itself is unforgettable. My kids also look forwards to their favorite snacks after playtime is over and done with.

I read somewhere that he best time to spend with your children is in the first 10-12 years of their lives. As teenagers, they begin to distance themselves from you, so make the most of it when they are young, when they want to hug, sit on your knee and love every minute of your company..So whether just eating or even just watching TV. "It's Krrunch Time, get Playful!"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yehey's New Look

Yehey! just got exciting and a lot better.

They went back their roots, but this time they went even deeper

After 12 years of providing relevant information to Filipino audience, Yehey, having evolved from a mere search facility to a full blown portal packed with information through its content channels, finds itself going back to its roots that also brought it to prominence- SEARCH.

With Yehey, going back to your roots has never been this exciting and as BIG, as the new Yehey Search will go deeper to provide users more relevant, faster and even better search facilities.

Yehey goes vertical! The new Yehey search provides streamlined and significant results fast that is more focused on Philippine and local websites making each result more relevant to its primary users, the Filipinos. With search tabs like Web, News, Jobs, Classifieds, researching has never been this fun and easy at WWW.YEHEY.COM

Wanting to meet the users wants and needs, Yehey! Has decided to focus more on the streams that matters most to its valuable audience. With an exciting line up of new websites, it’s safe to say that Yehey! is really cooking up and preparing for this BIG change that would definitely keep everyone hooked and glued in front of their computers 24/7.

WWW.STIR.PH is the newest local Pinoy showbiz site that dishes out off-the-grill showbiz reports, star sightings and blind items hot and fast. STIR reveals local entertainment news as they unfold while giving you a chance to be a paparazzo in your own right by submitting your celebrity candid shots.

Want to be the first in line to know who made it to the list of bar passers? Do you always want to be updated with the latest lotto results? Whether you pass a licensure exam or won the lottery, you can only find both here in WWW.RESULTS.PH

Give your two cents on various issues through the new and improved message boards. Chat with featured celebrities and outwit the trivia master in our chat rooms. Spend your bretas wisely by window-shopping through our new Promo Hub and win exciting prizes in various contests. Are you the Featured Member of the month? All these and more because you only deserve the best in WWW.YEHEYLIFE.COM

Ever wished that researching is just one click away from you? Want someone to do all the legwork and give all the information you need in just a snap? With WWW.PINOYHENYO.COM around, researching and knowledge sharing has never been this easier.

Lastly, all other lifestyle, travel and gadgets news will always have a place in Yehey! That’s why we have put up a special blog where all other articles and releases will be housed. Visit TEAMYEHEYBLOG.YEHEY.COM now and be in the know!

Cliché as it may sound, the only thing that’s really constant is change. In fact, Yehey! knows this and is actually loving it. And they hope that you, their valuable users, would also love and welcome the change too. Let them know what you think, they would love to hear from you, show them some love send them an email at search@teamyehey.com

Thursday, September 17, 2009


The grandest stage is ready…are you?

The long wait is finally over, as Skechers brings back the biggest streetdance event in the Philippines, the Skechers Streetdance Battle Year 5. Expect intense back-and-forth action as close to 100 dance crews from top high schools and colleges battle each other for streetdance glory.

The most-anticipated streetdance event in the country opens with a kickoff party at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on September 19, Saturday, at 4 pm with special dance numbers, surprise musical performances, a dance fashion show featuring Skechers’ hottest new products, and fun games. You’ll also get to know more about the competing dance crews who will battle it out in six elimination legs for coveted slots in the Final Battle.

With even more teams joining this year’s line-up of competing schools, will we see a new set of faces dancing to the tune of the P100,000 grand prize? And who will have the bragging rights as the country’s best streetdance crew for 2009?

DLSU’s La Salle Dance Company–Street (college category)

Defending champs Miriam Sayawatha (high school category)

Witness intense showdowns from the country’s baddest dance crews as they battle for ultimate streetdance supremacy. With an intense and grueling elimination period from September to October, only the most creative, skilled, and technically talented dancers will emerge to perform in the grandest stage in Philippine streetdance history, the Skechers Streetdance Battle 5 Final Battle on November 21 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Filipino dancers are fast gaining recognition as among the best in the world in streetdancing. The immensely popular Jabbawockeez of America’s Best Dance Crew fame is composed mostly of Filipinos, and the world renowned Philippine All Stars are a perennial powerhouse in the annual World Hiphop Championships.

In fact, in this year’s World Hiphop Championships, another Filipino crew—Legit Status, who is composed mostly of participants from the Skechers Streetdance Battle— placed 7th in the varsity division of the event, from a field of 30 competing crews from all over the world.

This year’s Skechers Streetdance Battle is your chance to see just how much the country’s streetdancing scene has evolved. Without a doubt, this is one competition you wouldn’t want to miss.

For more details on the Skechers Streetdance Battle Year 5, visit www.skechers.com.ph.

The Skechers Streetdance Battle Year 5 is brought to you by Skechers, in cooperation with ETC, Skechers Time, PunkRose by Skechers, and Shape-Ups from the Skechers Fitness Group. Its media partners are Fudge, Stella, Chalk, Clavel, Manila Bulletin, Magic 89.9, Wave 89.1, and Jam 88.3. The event is conceptualized and organized by Brainbox.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Manila Pen Anniv Disaster

Halo-halo Harana, Pancit Luglog and Schueblig each for P33 at the Lobby of Manila Pen

How much did the Halo-halo Harana, Pancit Luglog and Schueblig cost back in 1976? According to The Lobby of Manila Peninsula, they all cost P33 and on September 14, Monday, you can order the dishes, each at P33 only to celebrate The Lobby’s 33rd anniversary.

The Lobby 1976 Price roll back promo is on a first-come first-served basis, no reservations will be accepted from 12 noon to 11:59 p.m. All three items must be ordered and consumed at The Lobby.

The Lobby is located at the Ground Floor, Manila Peninsula, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888 local 6694.

The disaster happened because they didn't plan the logistics properly..
I really wished they thought of the mechanics and the logistics before doing this promo.
Here’s my story:
I arrived at 9PM sabi the guards said that it was over and I'm like the promo said its up to 11:59PM. I called before I left the house they said that the promo was up to 11:59PM. Initially they said that I needed to call to make sure that I have a reservation.But when i called they said that there's no reservations first come first served. Which means that there was no coordination between the front desk nila and the restaurant. They were other similar stories who made a call and we were all told the same thing. They also specified that it will not be good until supply lasts.

They said that there was a shortage of ingredients .. if the other items are not offered they should have said that item 1 is not offered only item 2 or 3. The line was really long but I could have waited. They should have been prepared to meet the demand. What happened was not truth in advertising..

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Six years in the writing, "The Lost Symbol" is Dan Brown's extraordinary sequel to his internationally bestselling Robert Langdon thrillers, "Angels & Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code". Nothing is ever what it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. Set over a breathtaking 12 hour time span, the book's narrative takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through a masterful and unexpected landscape as Professor of Symbology, Robert Langdon, is once again called into action. Expertly researched and written with breakneck pace, "The Lost Symbol" once again demonstrates why Dan Brown is the world's bestselling thriller writer.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Resort World Manila is Now Open

Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (Travellers)

A joint venture between AGI and Star Cruises raises the bar of luxury Lifestyle and Entertainment in the country. The first project of the company is the Newport Entertainment and Commercial Centre located in Newport City, a luxurious entertainment destination located across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. This Lifestyle Center houses Resorts World at Manila, Maxims Hotel and the Newport Mall.

Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI)

AGI's interests in the food & beverage industry, property development and quick service restaurant operations have branded them as one of the largest conglomerates in the country to date. Its subsidiary, Megaworld, is the largest residential developer in the country and whose name has subsequently become synonymous with high-end city living through its various high-rise properties.

Star Cruises Ltd. (Star Cruises)

The leading Cruise Line in Asia-Pacific has played a pioneering role in shaping the region's cruise industry. Conceived in 1993, it has garnered over 60 international awards and has been inducted into the TTG Travel Awards Hall of Fame by the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) in 2008.

Genting Group

Malaysia's leading Multinational Corporation and one of the best-managed companies in the Asian region. A primary business activity of the company includes leisure and entertainment under Genting Malaysia Bhd, a private company incorporated in 1980. Genting Malaysia Bhd covers the operation of theme parks, gaming facilities, hotels, seaside resorts and entertainment.

Responsible Gaming is also something that they promote..

Gambling is a form of entertainment for most people. Unfortunately, it could become a serious problem when you lose control, way after the fun stops.

How do you know if you have a gambling problem? If you answer "yes" to one or more of these questions, you may wish to consult a professional for further assessment.

  • You have often gambled longer than you had planned
  • You have often gambled until your last dollar was gone
  • Thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep
  • You have used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid
  • You have made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling
  • You have broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling
  • You have borrowed money to finance your gambling
  • You have felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses
  • You have been remorseful after gambling
  • You have gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kimmy Dora

Do the fumbling thugs, cheeky melodrama, a song number, and action scenes near the end make a case of a satiric look at Filipino comedy? Or do the idea of big-name actors relegated to cameos playfully allegorize the irony that perpetual sidekick-slash-scene-stealer Eugene Domingo now headlines her own movie? Whatever the case, Joyce Bernal's hilariously animated "Kimmy Dora" -- a spruced-up slapstick touted as the actor's launching pad to lead stardom -- dashes along with the comedic precision that benefits from Domingo's impeccable charm as much as from Bernal's (incidentally a former film editor) comedic rhythm.

Epitomizing the kind of contagious comedy that utilizes her talent to the hilt, Domingo plays the double role of twins Kimmy and Dora, which are polar opposites of each other. Kimmy is the cruel genius who runs the family business, while Dora is the tenderhearted dimwit who brought home a stray dog she nearly run over. Events lead to Kimmy being kidnapped and stranded in a remote province, and Dora to impersonating her sister as the head of the company.

Domingo is comically transfixing as the lead of actor Piolo Pascual's second venture in film production, and even if her characters' motivations are frustratingly rudimentary, the film's delirious horseplay whisks much of the screenplay's trivial shortcomings. The running length diffuses some of the humor thin, but it nonetheless provides a smart proof of Domingo's versatility as an actress. Perhaps it's why she easily upstages her co-stars; she can carry a movie by herself. Or make it two of her selv

Saturday, September 12, 2009


The Plot:
For U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko, things are about to get even more dangerous. The only law enforcement in this unforgiving territory, she has just been sent to investigate a body on the ice. Antarctica's first homicide. A shocking discovery in itself, it will plunge her into an even more bizarre mystery and the revelation of secrets long-buried under the endless ice--secrets that someone believes are still worth killing for. As Stetko races to find the killer before he finds her, winter is already closing in. In the deadly Antarctic whiteout, she won't see him till he's a breath away.

My Take:
The trailer looked like there were some kind of monsters in all that darkness that was the Antartic. Turns out, the only monsters I saw were the set pieces and the special effects, which were average at best. Totally misleading as I never would have seen the plot of this movie coming.

In the relm of good movies for this year, Whiteout ranks in the lower 5% of that I have seen. The story line is weak, the plot is boring, and there are few events that are not predicted by the first 20 minutes of less-than-robust action. The addition of a "whiteout" storm added only moderate suspense to a lifeless story. The lack of special effects was only slightly more noticeable than the lack of thematic coherence guiding the audience from the beginning to the end of the movie.

It wasn't horrible, just had a weak storyline. Not too exciting or clever. Just really, ok. Not a total waste of time, just a partial waste. It's very very very average and could be a made-for-tv movie quite easily. As a matter of fact they can run on TV with no editing or scenes cut.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Canon Future Nation introduces cutting edge digital cameras

Canon Marketing Philippines shook up the imaging industry with the launch of seven new cutting-edge cameras in an ambitious staging of the event dubbed “Canon Future Nation.” Held in the dramatic 600-square-meter hall of Whitespace Makati, Canon Future Nation treated key press and business partners to an exciting showcase of innovation and passion for customer delight as embodied by its latest gadget offerings: the prosumer PowerShot G11 and S90, the telephoto PowerShot SX20 IS and SX120 IS, the slim and stylish Digital IXUS 120 IS and 200 IS, and the much-anticipated EOS 7D DSLR.

All of Canon’s new digital compact cameras incorporate the improved Smart AUTO Mode with Scene Detection Technology. This handy feature enables Canon cameras to analyze shooting situations—type of subject, color information, movement and focusing distance—and to automatically select the optimal settings to give users the best shots every time. With Smart AUTO, users are freed from the effort of switching from Macro to Portrait, Night Snapshot to Slow Shutter, and 18 other specially defined settings that are designed to give users the confidence to shoot creatively, knowing that the camera has all the technical details covered.

Moreover, Canon is to date the only manufacturer to feature Servo AF/AE, which enables the camera to continuously adjust focus and exposure even after the shutter button has been pressed halfway.

From the PowerShot range, the RAW-capable G11 and S90 take the prosumer spotlight with two key innovations: the Dual Anti-Noise System, which builds on the power of DIGIC 4 to significantly improve low-light performance, and a 10-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CCD sensor that features bigger photodiodes, effectively optimizing per-pixel sensitivity. The result? Images that are “cleaner” and more brilliant than ever. The G11 stands out with an all-new Vari-angle LCD screen and a classic DSLR-like body, while the S90 impresses with its bright, F/2.0 lens packed in a slim and solid form.

Great bets for compacts to capture the fancy of travelers and sports photographers are the PowerShot SX20 IS and SX120 IS, versatile models that can capture macro shots at 0cm to super zoom shots at 20x and 10x Optical Zoom, respectively. Both models are also armed with DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and 720p HD Movie Recording.

Strengthening the smart and sophisticated Digital IXUS line are two groundbreaking slim cameras: the IXUS 120 IS, Canon’s slimmest 28mm camera to date, and the IXUS 200 IS, the brand’s first-ever touch panel model. Equipped with 12.1-Megapixel sensors, both these cameras can take 720p HD stills and movies and come in a wide range of classic colors.

Last but certainly not the least, the most awaited addition to the EOS Digital family, EOS 7D, saw the dawn of Philippine market. EOS 7D is built for the demanding advanced amateur photographer who would invest in the right equipment to achieve the desired results. Powered by two DIGIC 4 processors, the EOS 7D offers the highest quality images in its class with an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C size) and user-selectable sensitivity range from ISO 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800). It also features a high continuous shooting rate of 8fps to capture fast-moving action sequences at a maximum burst of approximately 94 shots for large/fine jpeg images, and 15 shots in RAW.