Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nokia C3

Nokia C3 is the new Nokia mobile, comes with excellent features at affordable price. Nokia C3 has two mega pixel camera with 4x digital zoom to get average images. The main and stunning feature of Nokia C3 is in built social networking application, which is the necessity of every youth these days. All connectivity options are available in Nokia C3 mobile. So let’s talk the detail features, specifications and price of Nokia C3.

Definitely a nice phone and perfect for social media and twit addicts. Its a cool and handy phone that you can use the new apps like the Twitter, Gtalk, Facebook, MSN and Yahoo! Messenger. That's the new feature and it runs on a nice user interface that is very user friendly. The most lovable feature is the Wifi capability of Nokia C3.

You can chat and check email and be online for 24 hours a day, and open different apps if you want to check your Facebook and post some cool status messages or Twit yourself and update your friends whenever you go out. You can also post photos via Facebook app and its easy to use

Nokia C3 Mobile Features & Specification

Brand : Nokia
Model : C3
Type : Mobile Phone
Messaging : SMS/MMS/Email
Camera : 2 megapixel
Camera Zoom : 4x Digital zoom
Memory Inbuilt : Uto 55 MB
Connectivity : Bluetooth/Ports/Wifi/Internet
Entertainment : Games/FM Radio/Music Player/Ringtones
Operating Frequency : Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Technology : Java Technology
Staddby Time/Talk Time : Upto 480 Hours/Upto 7 Hours
Phone Kit : Headset/Speaker/Charger/USB Cable/user Guide/Handset

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wonder Girls: The 2 Different Years Album Launch Party!

You've heard their songs on radio given enough airplay, that would result in a last song syndrome. Every kid out there was dancing to the beat and you can't stop the heat. They broken the Philippine music scene for other Koreans to get their chance in bringing the sound unlikely spoken in english.

The year 2009 marked the beginning of the so-called “KPOP Phenomenon” as the song NOBODY by the Wonder Girls became a monstrous hit with venom spreading like wildfire over the radio airwaves, TV and internet. Its lyrics, melody or even choreography inevitably created a huge impact among the “pinoy” music aficionados...

The Wonder Girls is a South Korean girl group under JYP Entertainment - one of the top Korean Entertainment Agencies recognized for building top Korean global stars. The all-female group rose to popularity in the fall of 2007 with the song "Tell Me”, which became a highly hypnotic dance track at that time causing an immense reaction from their Korean fans. The Wonder Girls have scored three consecutive #1 hit singles namely; "Tell Me", "So Hot", and "Nobody. They have also garnered awards and recognition for their superb on stage performances. With their addictive dance moves and their numerous hits tucked into their belt, the Wonder Girls managed to earn the title as “Korea’s National Sisters”. In 2009, the group began their entry into the American market via their signature song "Nobody". The single was in fact, the very first Korean song ever to hit the Billboard Hot 100 – a very rare achievement which you can only attribute to the Wonder Girls!

The Wonder Girls debuted with 5 members namely Sunye, Yeeun, Sunmi, Sohee, and Hyunah. In the middle of 2007, Hyunah left the group by her parents due to their concern over her health and later again made her comeback in the Cube Entertainment’s girl group – 4Minute; Yubin, a JYP trainee took her place. In early 2010, it was announced that Sunmi would be postponing her musical career to pursue an academic career; Hyelim another JYP trainee took her place. Even with unexpected changes in line-up, the Wonder Girls have successfully completed their 1st U.S Tour as well as promotional activities in South Korea, the United States and South East Asia.

In the Philippines, a group of Filipino fans have been gathering to promote and spread the love and passion for the Wonder Girls since 2009 forming Wonderful Philippines. Wonderful Philippines ( is a recognized fan club for all Filipino Wonderfuls (*coined term for Wonder Girls fans) by JYP Entertainment U.S.A and MCA Music Philippines. Wonderful Philippines strives to become every Filipino’s source for anything about the Wonder Girls - events, activities, contests and mini-gatherings makes the groups’ activities very anticipated by any Wonder Girls fan.

Unlike other KPOP groups, The Wonder Girls continue to charm not only their K-POP fans but the world as a whole as they conquer the international music scene. They are definitely poised for international stardom with their much anticipated new album, “2 Different Tears”. Filipino fans have been expecting a fresher, brighter image for the girls and are very excited about the fact that the album will soon hit our local shores. The long wait is over as MCA Music proudly unleashes “2 Different Tears” album featuring the single of the same title. What better way to celebrate the official album release than by throwing a truly momentous party!

MCA Music, in partnership with Wonderful Philippines and the official Music Channel Partner MYX – Your Choice Your Music, is celebrating NOBODY BUT YOU! The “Wonder Girls 2 Different Tears Album Launch Party”, a simultaneous album launch party happening on August 7, Saturday, 10am onwards at 2 Different Venues: Astroplus, SM North Edsa, The Block and Odyssey Music & Video, SM Megamall.

Limited exclusive freebies await “2 Different Tears” album buyers during the party plus fun activities for Wonder Girls and all K-pop fans throughout the day!

To get FREE Wonder Girls’ “2 Different Tears” Ring Back Tone just text the code:
2DTENGLISH (for the English version) or 2DTK (for the Korean version)
and send to 2728 for SMART & Talk N Text Subscribers only!!!

To get FREE Wonder Girls’ “NOBODY” Ring Back Tone just text the code:
NOBODYFREE and send to 2728 for SMART & Talk N Text Subscribers only!!!

For more Wonder Girls Ring Back Tones, text KPOP to 2728

You can also text WG to 234 for more Wonder Girls downloads on your cellphone

Wonder Girls’ “2 Different Tears” album is exclusively under MCA Music.

This event is brought o you by: MCA Universal Records and MyX

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wonder Cleaners

Vacuum the carpet, mop the floors, dust the furniture, it never ends. 
Don't you wish you could just hire someone to do all your dirty work?

Now you can.

Your very own crew of WonderCleaners will do it for you!

Achieving a spotless home/condo/office has never been this easy!
Another back-aching and tiring chore crossed off your to-do list.

They have a dedicated team of trained professionals guarantees that you come back to a place that is cleaned to your satisfaction. Have a worry-free cleaning service every time at very affordable rates.
Their services range from General Cleaning Services to After Party Services.

Contact them for your FREE ESTIMATE.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Samsung’s N150 Plus 10.1” Netbok

With a slim design and extensive quality assurance testing the N150 Plus is stylish and reliable. Add in a mark and scratch resistant Samsung durable casing to reduce the risk of any damage, and it all adds up to a great long term value. The N150 Plus’ seamless and user friendly design take style to new height. It features an integrated hinge with smooth movement and high quality connection, so everything blends effortlessly together even when the netbook is open.
The N150 Plus’ 10.1” anti-reflective LED display gives users fine-tuned images with the sharpest images and boldest colors, and there is no mirror effect under bright lights or in sunny weather. The energy efficient display works with the N150 Plus’ optimized processing performance and Samsung’s proprietary Enhanced Battery Life solution to deliver exceptional battery powered performance of up to 11 hours. Using the integrated Easy Resolution Manager Tool, screen resolution can easily be changed if a program or game needs to be viewed in 1024x768. For added visual enhancement, the N150 Plus offers an integrated Digital Live Cam for video conferencing or live messaging.
The N150 Plus also comes with a range of tools for greater ease of use and securing your PC. The AnyPC remote PC access application enables a secure one-click connection to a home or office PC, making it safe and easy to transfer and view files on the go. Phoenix FailSafe ® software provides useful tool for tracking your pc if it’s stolen. This powerful theft deterrence service lets you track the location of a lost or stolen netbook and encrypt, manage, retrieve or erase your vital data.
Using the integrated webcam with internal microphone and headphone-out connection also provides an easy and cost effective way to stay in touch with friends and family using video-conferencing, live messaging or VoIP telephony.
The Samsung N150 Plus incorporates Intel’s latest processor, the Intel® Atom™ N450, which is specifically designed to deliver amazing Internet experience using netbooks. 

Samsung N150 Plus Specs:
Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 667MHz, 512 KB)
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
1 GB (DDR2 / 1 GB x 1)
10.1” WSVGA (1024x600), non-gloss, LED backlit
250 GB (5400 rpm S-ATA)
Optical Disk Drive
Graphics Processor
Intel GMA3150 (Int. Graphic)
Wireless La\AN
802.11 bg/n
10/100 LAN
Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate
I / O Ports
-3 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)
-3 x USB 2.0 (incl. USB Sleep and Charge)
-1 x Headphone out unit
-1 x Mic in
-1 x Integrated Mic
-1 x VGA Port
-1 x LAN Port
Digital Live Cam
Battery Life
6 Cell Lithium-ion up to 11 hours
3W Stereo Speakers (1.5 W x 2)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
264 x 188 x 25.3-34.7 mm
1.24 kg (inc. 6 cell battery)
International Warranty
21,900 php


Cherry Mobile releases the first triple SIM phone, available.

Created to address the different demands of Filipino consumers from teenagers and yuppies to high flying executives is Trident from Cherry Mobile, the first triple SIM phone in the country. 

With the current popularity of unlimited texting and calling promos, Trident provides the answer to all the hassle and extra cost of maintaining 3 phones and 3 SIM cards at once. The phone’s sleek, glossy black finish and full suite of advanced features makes it perfect for those who want a certain level of professionalism together with triple SIM convenience in their phones.

Other Asian countries have already seen the innovative triple SIM mobile phones launched in the last year. Cherry Mobile Marketing Head Agnes Conopio said, “Cherry Mobile aims to offer Trident, Triple Sim phone which gives seamless connectivity over three different networks without compromising other advanced and basic features that caters to different consumer lifestyles.” 

Trident offers various features and applications that make the handset an appealing option for both business and personal applications.

For the business professional, Trident features a WiFi and GPRS system that will allow web surfing as well as email sending and receiving capabilities. A document viewer allows the user to view files in Word and Excel while the Google maps software can be used as a reference guide in locating different places.

Younger cell phone users and at-home users on the other hand will enjoy a number of entertaining multimedia features, including an MP3 and video player and a wireless FM radio. In addition, Trident is also a TV phone that also allows the user to record their favorite television shows.

Other special features include a 2 megapixel back and front camera and an E-buddy chat function that allows the users to connect to their friends through Yahoo Messenger and Facebook chat. The touchpad allows easier navigation and the G-sensor makes it easier for the user to change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by tilting the Trident phone. 

The triple SIM phone also features am 8GB expandable micro SD and QWERTY keypad, making it easier for the user to type and text messages. 

Cherry Mobile Trident, exclusively distributed by Cosmic Technologies Incorporated, sells at Php 6,490, and is now available in all Cherry Mobile Concept Stores, Kiosk and Dealers nationwide.

Media Contacts:
Agnes Conopio, Cherry Mobile Marketing Head – 0920-9532897

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kim Chiu Joins Cherry Mobile

Kim Chiu joins John Lloyd Cruz as the new face of Cherry Mobile

Perfect for the trendy female market like one of the most sought after young actresses of her generation and now the new face of Cherry Mobile, Kim Chiu, the X90
Blush is Cherry Mobile’s new dual-SIM handset that merges functional technology and chic design with a good dose of feminine flair, ideal for young girls with busy lifestyle.

With its chic design and suite of multimedia features, Kim says, with Cherry Mobile X90 Blush, she finally found the right phone that matches her taste in fashion. “For me, the X90 Blush is not only a mobile phone, it’s a fashion statement.”

It’s easy to understand why. The compact handset features a glossy façade with a touch-screen monitor that is certified to turn heads and become a staple in the trendy femme fatale’s purse.

“X90 Blush blends into my kikay kit easily with its chic swiveling slider design. Blush is a mobile phone and accessory in itself. Girls like me will have a hard time going out of the house without it, because of its girly and stylish look, which makes it distinct from the other mobile phones” Kim added.

The X90 Blush also sports a variety of features that on-the-go ladies should find very useful. Its 2.0 Megapixel camera is the most fashionable way to capture “glam shots” of you and your friends, plus it’s a snap storing file as it is expandable up to 2GB micros SD and uploading shots to your Facebook. This phone also doubles as an MP3/MP4 player and an FM radio so Kim can listen to her favorite songs and be updated with the latest radio hits while waiting for the shoot or travelling to her next location.

Kim in particular said she liked how the X90 Blush helped keep her fit with its proprietary Body Mass Index Calculator software. The application for health and figure conscious ladies calculates overall body mass by analyzing height and weight. “The app helps me keep track of my overall wellness, and tells me if I am underweight, normal or overweight,” said Kim.

The easy-to-use Menstrual Center software, on the other hand, charts users' entire menstrual cycle, including possible fertile periods. All Kim needs to do is to type her last day of menstrual bleeding and the average number of her menstrual cycle days.

Besides the obvious kikay glam factor, Cherry Mobile X90 Blush ensures versatility to the different lifestyles of girls as it comes in three chic colors: baby pink, classy white and sassy purple.

The Cherry Mobile X90 Blush was launched in the market as early as 2009. “We’re just waiting for the perfect young and chic lady who will match the personality of X90 Blush, and it’s no other than Kim Chiu,” according to Agnes Conopio, Marketing Head of Cherry Mobile.

Cherry Mobile X90 Blush is available at Php 6,490 in all Cherry Mobile Concept Stores, Kiosks and Dealers nationwide.

Media Contacts:
Agnes Conopio, Cherry Mobile Marketing Head – 0920-9532897

Monday, July 26, 2010

Café 5845 Now Open For Business.

Breaking a previous world record is already something any country will take great pride for.

But for a country to set a first in the world is something else.

5845 is the number that shook the culinary world last December 14, 2009. It was when the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) and Kraft Eden Cheese successfully created 5,845 unique cheese-infused dishes in one day.

With this record-breaking milestone, Filipino ingenuity was celebrated at its prime.

But the desire of the two renowned institutions to commemorate Filipino culinary creativity does not stop there,

That is why Café 5845 opened for business.

“It is the world’s first cheese café that will serve the most number of cheese dishes at 5, 845,” Chef Giovasco C. Barlao, VP and Head for Operations--MIHCA proudly says. Mounting and marking yet another first in the culinary world is more than just bringing prestige to the country. “We wanted to share to our fellow Filipinos the joy of tasting 5,845 unique cheese-based dishes that we prepared for the World Record event,” Chef Barlao shares. “Which means we get to share our great passion and love for food with them,” s/he added.

Spearheaded by MIHCA and Kraft Eden Cheese, Café 5845 promises the public a record-setting dining experience. “Everyday, we will have a different menu featuring some of the dishes used in the record-breaking 5,845 dishes–guests would be too intrigued not to come back for more,” Chef Barlao explains.

With pasta such as Penne Amatriciana with Shrimp & Mushroom, BBQ Pork w/ Cheesy Bechamel Sauce as one of the main courses, Vegetarian pizzas to satisfy vegetarian guests and of course, sandwiches such as Chicken and Cheese Panina lined up in the menu, guests are sure to indulge in a unique dining experience.

Mounted in SM Mall of Asia North Living Seaside Boulevard area, Café 5845 provides greater accessibility to the public. “Everyone, people from all walks of life, may get a taste of the unique and scrumptious dishes served only at Café 5845,”

Moreover, the café’s architectural design is reminiscent of a quiet and classy European café–complete with an impeccable view of the Manila Bay by its side. “We also considered design and location because they are vital in giving the whole venue a full 360,”

Being the first of its kind in the world, Café 5845 stands as yet another testament of the world-class culinary talent and passion Filipinos greatly exhibit.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dance, Dance, Dance versus the Fatal Female Disease

There are 12 Pinays that die everyday of cervical cancer. So start dancing.
Far from being absurd in the face of such a grave threat, dancing is actually a way to help save women from this fatal female disease. Fact is, a healthy and active lifestyle is part of the triad of cervical cancer prevention – apart from vaccination and regular screenings.

But more than that, spreading the message of cervical cancer does not have to be merely confined inside the walls of health centers, ob-gyne clinics, or lecture halls. Now, there’s a fun, endorphin-filled way to get more women to know more about the disease: a dance marathon to be held at a rising club in the newest entertainment destination Resorts World at Newport City.

The event was organized by Brainbox Inc, in cooperation with global pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline, Sorciage by Wacoal, Artistry by Amway, Heatlhway Medical, Magic 89.9 and Team Manila. The open-for-all all-female dance marathon entitled “The Pink Movement” features popular hiphop dance group G Force’s head instructor and choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, and was hosted by actress and model Iya Villania, television host and model JC Cuadrado, and DJ Suzy of Magic 89.9. 21 schools and 16 dance studios from all over the metro will come together to fight the vicious cervical cancer.

An occurrence where the normal cells of the cervix turn cancerous, cervical cancer is usually caused by a chronic and persistent cancer-causing type of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection that leads to pre-malignant lesions that progress to cancer. Globally, cervical cancer is considered the second most common cancer worldwide, with an estimated 529,409 new cases and 274,883 deaths by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008. In the Philippines meanwhile, more than 27 million women – females aged 15 years and above – are at risk of cervical cancer. The good news is that cervical cancer can be prevented through healthy lifestyle, screening and vaccination.
So we gladly put on our dancing shoes and slide our way to the dance floor –we happily said yes!! it’s time to groove to the beat and declare victory over cervical cancer.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A New You Achievement Awards

 Every Fitness First member has an inspiring story on how the decision to get fit Every Fitness First member has an inspiring story on how the decision to get fit and healthy changed and even saved their lives. Fitness First’s New You Achievement Awards 2010 celebrated these fitness success stories for the second year at Teatrino in Greenhills Promenade. Its awards night theme “Stars Unleashed” meant to recognize the stellar qualities of discipline, determination and perseverance displayed by the awardees, guests, media, celebrity judges and partners were dressed to the nines befitting the occasion.

Out of 180 nominees, 15 finalists were shortlisted for their fitness triumphs. They represented five categories. The Health category celebrates the success of members who joined the club to improve their health, such as fitness and even nutrition becoming a part of one’s program in managing diabetes.

The Shape category acknowledges significant transformation with physical weight loss thru regular personal trainings. The Sport category celebrates members who honed their athletic skills through the clubs’ fitness programs while the Strength category spotlights members who use the gym to strengthen either their entire body for stamina or a particular body part which required building up. The Staff category honors Fitness First employees who have also achieved an outstanding fitness goal. Among the five, the judges picked one deemed to most uphold the values of a Fitness First ambassador as overall winner.

“Nine years ago, Fitness First made it its mission to guarantee real results for all its members, with the vision to help change lives through fitness. Tonight is a testament of our commitment as we recognize members who have done just that. We are proud and honored to award the people who allowed us to help them transform their lives through our specialized programs,” said Fitness First Country Manager Mark Ellis. “Their success is our success, fueling us to continue our mission of changing lives through fitness. As a premier fitness chain, we recognize the various needs of each member and continue to develop programs that will cater specifically to their needs.”

The New You Achievement Awards is not limited to celebrating significant weight loss. More than that, it recognizes the significant improvement in health and lifestyle through fitness—the ultimate end-goal of Fitness First’s for its members.
Fitness First continually develops innovative programs to help people achieve their fitness goals. With specialized offerings that include personal training, nutrition planning and high-impact and high-energy Group Exercise classes, Fitness First provides an array of solutions to getting closer to the ideal goal, weight and figure.

A panel of celebrity judges namely NYAA 2009 overall winner Angelica Balatbat, Biggest Loser Asia finalist Carlos Miguel, Fitness First National Fitness Manager, Roger Villarimo, philanthropist Iliac Diaz, and fashion designer Frederick Peralta, deliberated and awarded the finalists of the New You Achievement Awards 2010.
Winning the Health category was Jocelyn Ompoc who’s currently battling stage 4 lung cancer and has been utilizing the club for two years. With the encouragement and support of her personal trainer, she was able to improve her overall health and quality of life. The winner for the Shape category was Cebuano native, Ivan Camasura who has lost a total of 176 lbs at Fitness First with the help of continuous workout and discipline to abide by his personal trainer’s program. He now serves as an inspiration to many. Anna Bartolome, a recent college graduate nabbed the Sports category for achieving her running goal of first completing a 5 kilometer marathon to eventually finishing a 21 KM run with the help of proper training and diet provided by her personal trainer. Barbara Kenny, an Irish living in Cebu topped the Strength category for being able to sustain her bone mass and strength at the age of 63 with regular workouts and personal training sessions in the club. Lastly, the Staff category was won by Francis Angeles, currently a Group Exercise Manager at Fitness First Alabang for achieving his goal of eventually becoming a Fitness First Manager with continued exercise and work out while he was still a member.

Chosen as the overall winner for the New You Achievement Awards 2010 was Ivan Camasura whose quest in achieving a fitter body and healthier lifestyle began when he realized that he was not of ideal weight and felt he could do better if he willed himself to. “I have been big for as long as I can remember. I used to weigh 355 lbs. and didn’t feel good about myself until one day I looked at myself in the mirror and did not like what I saw. I knew I could look and feel better so I took that first step and joined Fitness First” shared Camsura “Now I’m proud to say that I’m 179 lbs. Fitness First has since become my partner in improving my health and fitness. I can say that it not only made me look better but also improved my whole outlook in life.” Added Camsura.

The New You Achievement Awards is an inspirational event that highlights people’s shared journey to health and wellness on a pedestal, with Fitness First as a companion together with partners who also support and recognize the disciplined path to fitness, such as Nestle Fitnesse, Adidas, Pepsi Bottlers Incorporated, Arya Residences, Dulcofiber, Enervon Multivitamins, Greenwich, L’oreal Paris Hair Care: Total Repair 5, Loreal Skin Care: Men Expert, Megaworld, Alveo Land, Women’s Health, Action and Fitness Magazine, and the Front Act Show.

Friday, July 23, 2010


 Sunsilk believes that everyone deserves beautiful hair. We're taking hair care secrets from behind closed salon doors. Our collaboration with the world's top hair experts gives us The Best Sunsilk Ever: Sunsilk Co-Creations for Expert-Touched Hair.
The 7 co-creators are the world's best at what they do: creating perfect results, whatever your hair type. This is the kind of perfection you want to bottle. So that's just what they've done. The result? Sunsilk Co-Creations. A new range of brilliant formulations to give you beautiful, Expert-Touched Hair.


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Yuko Yamashita


Yuko Yamashita, a hair stylist, salon owner, and entrepreneur wanted to make people's lives easier when it came to hair care. As a young Japanese stylist, Yuko met countless women who were unhappy with their hair. The most common complaint was unruly hair that had to be constantly styled every morning and the mere suggestion of rain would make it frizzy and uncontrollable. Yuko wanted her customers including many celebrities to have beautiful, straight and healthy hair without spending hours getting it that way, so she created Yuko Hair Straightening, which has been taking the world by storm for over 10 years.



Teddy Charles

Teddy Charles has been creating fabulous looks since he was a teenager in France and has a world-class range of high profile partnerships. He has worked with photographers such as Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Glen Luchford, Mikael Jansson and Karl Lagerfield. Magazines such as French, Italian, American and Teen Vogue, i-D, V, Numero, and Vogue Nippon have all picked up on his inspirational range of work helping to raise his profile amongst the world's fashionistas. His work combines a flare for contemporary femininity and glamour with an edgy bohemian sensibility. All these attributes have made him an obvious choice for brands as diverse as Calvin Klein and GAP. Teddy's creations come to life on the catwalk and his hair styles have been seen at Luca and Luca, Marchesa, Rag & Bone and Sari Gueron shows. A-list celebrities have been equally quick to recognize his talents, as illustrated by his impressive clientele including Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Hayden Panettiere.

Francesca Fusco, MD

Francesca Fusco, MD is a world-leading expert in dermatology and scalp care. Dr. Fusco graduated from New York Medical College in 1985 and she has been practicing since 1989. Her approach is based on the philosophy that with early intervention, patients can avoid invasive treatments. Francesca urges people to recognise the delicate nature of scalp; as an extension of the skin on your face. Dr. Fusco is an expert dermatology resource for the television media community and has appeared on CNN, CBS News, and Inside Edition. Alongside TV, her medical advice appears regularly in magazines and newspapers such as NY Times, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Shape, InStyle, Allure, Glamour, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. For her, a woman's hair is her 'crowning glory', and is dedicated to giving every girl the best head start possible to getting glorious hair through care for the scalp.

Tom Taw
Tom Taw is in an entrepreneurial hair stylist from London. His career began when, aged fifteen and working in his local salon, he realized that hairdressing was his calling, and has since learnt from some major hair figures, as well as high-profile Italian hairdressers. After a stint as Senior Creative Director at Aveda, Tom is no stranger to creating impressive and inspirational looks. He not only designs for fashion shows, but also speaks at educational seminars. He opened his Soho salon - 'BOBSOHO' – in 2007 where he concentrates on enhancing the natural beauty of hair. The work of his creative team regularly appears in the pages of fashion Bibles Vogue and Elle and he is fast becoming a hit with the stars.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


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Works Theatrical, one of the Philippines’ leading theater companies, proudly announces its forthcoming new production – THE WEDDING SINGER, a riotous yet heartwarming musical comedy based on the New Line Cinema film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

THE WEDDING SINGER is set to open at the Meralco Theater on October 23, 2010 and will run until November 17, 2010.

THE WEDDING SINGER is written by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. The Tony Award-nominated musical captured the hearts of audiences all over America with its mind-blowing tribute to the 80s, its hilariously written script, and songs like “Someday,” “If I Told You,” and the phenomenal hit, “Grow Old With You.”

The musical-comedy is set in New Jersey circa 1985. When Robbie, a charismatic wedding singer, is dumped in the altar by his longtime girlfriend Linda, the protagonist becomes a casualty of love and plunges into the depths of dumpster-level despair. But with the help of his friend Julia, a sweet and caring waitress who is oddly engaged to a smug of a guy and Wall Street type named Glen, Robbie rediscovers why he was all about the “love” in the first place.

The final cast of this much-awaited musical will be announced soon.

THE WEDDING SINGER will be directed by Robbie Guevara.

The Artistic Production Team includes Musical Director Rodel Colmenar conducting the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, Choreographer Francis Matheu, Vocal Coach Onyl Torres, Scenographer Mio Infante, Lighting Designer Martin Esteva, Sound Designer Chuck Ledesma and Costume Stylist Rosanna Aranaz.

The Production Team is composed of Executive Producer Santi Santamaria, Production Manager Sunshine Domine, Technical Director Paul Domine, PR and Publicity Consultant Toots Tolentino. PR Director Christopher de Venecia, PR Manager Jonjon Martin, Marketing Manager Shelyn Tayanes, Stage Manager Lambert de Jesus, and Company Manager Anna Santamaria.

THE WEDDING SINGER is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019, Tel.: (212) 541-4684

For tickets and inquiries, you may call 586.7105, 557.5860, 0917.554.5560, or visit

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Theater Down South

The local theater scene has always been identified with venues in the big cities such as Makati, Pasay and Quezon City. For residents of the South Metro area, this has made theater going something of an ordeal. The thought of having to navigate the SLEX and contend with the traffic is enough to put many people off the idea of watching a live show. Fortunately, there is now a more accessible alternative.
Theater Down South is a theater company dedicated to providing quality productions for residents of Parañaque, Alabang, Las Piñas and points further down (such as Cavite, Laguna, etc.), with a special focus on educational and family entertainment. It also features performers who are based in the South Metro area. With most of their shows being mounted at the Insular Life Theater, Alabang, the company hopes to foster a theater going habit among the communities in the are, and promote theater as an alternative form of entertainment, bringing great live shows closer to home.

Previous productions have included “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Treasure Island” and “Rapunzel”. This season, the company adds two musicals to their repertoire. In August, they will be staging “The Princess and the Red Carp”, an original musical based on the Chinese version of the Cinderella story, and in September, Theater Down South will be doing Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. Veteran stage actor Michael Williams, who is also the company’s Artistic Director, directs both shows. There are also plans to restage “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” later in the season.

To further build their audience, Theater Down South is also heavily involved in activities that promote theater education. Aside from holding acting workshops during the summer months, the company offers their services to schools needing help in mounting theatrical productions. They also hold special performances geared specifically toward schools, which contain an additional educational component.
As the South Metro continues to expand, Theater Down South hopes to grow alongside it, providing entertainment, education and a thriving theater scene in the area for years to come.

Theater down south is a new theater company which aims to continously revitalize the theater scene in the south. It is dedicated to providing quality productions for resident of Paranaque, Alabang, Las Pinas and points further down such as Cavite, Laguna to name a few. It also features performers who are based in the South Metro area. With most of their performances happening at the Insular Life Theater, Alabang. The company aims to foster a theater going habit among the communities by bringing great shows closer to home.

To further build their audience, Theater Down South is also heavily involved in activities that promote theater education. Aside from holding acting workshops during the summer months, the company offers their services to schools needing help in mounting theatrical productions. They also hold special performances geared specifically toward schools, which contain an additional educational component.
As the South Metro continues to expand, Theater Down South hopes to grow alongside it, providing entertainment, education and a thriving theater scene in the area for years to come.

The Princess and The Red Carp
A reinvented classic returns! Theater Down South's original musical production tells the story about a young Chinese girl, a magical carp, a handsome emperor, a wicked stepmother and a very special golden shoe!

Show Schedule and Venue:

August 22, 29 - September 5, 12, 19 at 3:00 PM 
Insular Life Theater, Filinvest Corporate City,
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Broadway’s greatest farce and one of the funniest shows ever written! This musical is the perfect crowd pleaser, guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. The show combines the 2000-year-old comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus with the zany 20th-century sensibilities of writers Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove and a terrific musical score by Stephen Sondheim.
For more information, contact us by:
Mobile Phone: +63 916 6436976
Duo Landline: 02 5056380

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors on their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens and with Fairies who inhabit a magical moonlit forest. It all explodes into confusion and mayhem when a magical elixir is given to the wrong lover and then an actor is promptly and quite accidentally turned into a donkey! Watch and enjoy the characters in their wild goose chase around the magical forest as they race to the merry resolution of their lover's woe.

Photos of the press conference can be found here

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mrs A's Oppus

How does an accomplished pianist, a well-known piano pedagogue, and an educator celebrate five decades of guidance, dedication, and passion for excellence in her musical craft?

In celebration of its 70th year, St. Paul University Manila College of Music and Performing Arts, in cooperation with Greenhills Music Studio, presents “Mrs. A’s Opus” - a tribute concert on August 1, 2010 at five o’clock p.m. at the Fleur de Lis Auditorium of St. Paul University

“Mrs. A’s Opus” is the 50th anniversary of teaching of renowned music professor Carmencita Guanzon Arambulo, one of the leading musicians of the Philippines today. She is more popularly called ‘Mrs. A”, a nickname coined by her students.
For the first time in the local music concert stage, “Mrs. A’s Opus” will feature some of the country’s renowned names in the music industry who flourished under the guidance of Mrs. A.

The featured artists are Rowena Arrieta, Louie Ocampo, Ryan Cayabyab, Oliver Salonga, Maritess Salientes, Ariel Arambulo, Rica Arambulo, Fr. Manoling Francisco, Jonathan Arevalo Coo, Therese Gemora, Katherine Fernandez, Hansel Ang, GMS-PSA String Orchestra, GMS Piano Ensemble, GMS Alumni Pop Ensemble, GMS Suzuki Music Kids, and Mass Appeal Choir.

New York-based Rowena Arrieta will fly back here in Manila after an eighteen year hiatus from the Philippine concert stage. For the first time, Rowena will perform “Ondoy-Ondoy” by Ryan Cayabyab and “Hallelujah Concerto” by Ariel Arambulo. These two exciting new works were commissioned and specially written for “Mrs. A’s Opus”. In “Hallelujah Concerto, ”Arrieta will be joined by pianists Therese Gemora, Jonathan Coo and the PSA/GMS string orchestra.

Rowena Arrieta, the Philippines’ only laureate at the prestigious 1982 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, made history by winning fifth prize and special prize for being the competition’s youngest contestant. Under the tutelage of Mrs. A., she first gained recognition by winning first prize in piano at the 1976 National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and as a scholar at the Philippine High School for the Arts. She now resides in Long Island, New York with her husband and two children, and owns a private music studio with seventy students.

Ryan Cayabyab is master of his art as a multi-faceted musician. “Mr. C” as he is fondly called is a composer, arranger, producer, music director, conductor, performance artist, television show host, recording artist, music educator and arts administrator. His numerous local and international awards validate the excellence of his works. He graduated from U.P. College of Music (major in composition). His work “Ondoy-Ondoy” is Ryan’s gift to Mrs. A for being his mentor in music theory and as most influential in inspiring and shaping his career as a musician and composer.

Louie Ocampo shall perform a special medley of his most memorable original hits together with the Mass Appeal Choir. Louie is one of the Philippine’s foremost pop songwriter-musicians. He traces his musical roots to Greenhills Music Studio where he studied with Mrs. A since the age of 12. At 17, he first rose to prominence, winning at the 1977
International Electone Grand Prix in Japan, the 2nd Metro Manila Popular Song Festival, and the 6th Metropop Song Festival. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Louie has written countless radio hits – picking up several Awit and FAMAS awards, and continues to be very much in-demand composer for films and TV commercials.

Oliver Salonga will play “Precipitato” (from Sonata no. 7) by S. Prokofieff. Praised for his pianistic power and poetry, twenty-four year old Oliver Salonga has enthralled music aficionados in the concert halls of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific. Salonga began piano lessons at age 7 under the tutelage of Prof. Arambulo. He won top prizes at the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 1998 and in 2001, graduated with honors from the Philippine High School for the Arts, and Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude (major in piano) from Lynn University in Florida. He recently obtained his Master of Music in Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Salonga won Silver Medal in 2008 Joenju International Piano Competition in South Korea, and is currently pursuing his Artist’s Diploma at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Fr. Manoling Francisco is most known for the liturgical songs he has composed
over the past 30 years - Hindi Kita Malilimutan,Tanging Yaman, Sa ‘Yo Lamang, Huwag Kang Mangamba, Humayo’y Ihayag, One More Gift, Take and Receive, Your Heart Today and I Will Sing Forever. Fr. Manoling teaches Systematic Theology at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila. He is also Executive Director of the Tanging Yaman Foundation,
Inc. and is a co-founder of the Bukas Palad Music Ministry. He owes his musical training from Mrs. A and the Greenhills Music Studio (GMS) under Carolyn Kleiner; and Louie Ocampo.

Maritess Salientes will also mark the premiere performance of her composition, “Thank You For This Moment” with Nikko Atienza, on vocals and the Mass Appeal Choir, and Maritess Salientes on piano. Growing up under Mrs. A’s wing, Maritess won the 1974 Distinguished Performance Award (also the youngest contestant at age 16) at the 10th International Electone Grand Prix Concours in Japan. She was a teaching fellow at the Berklee College of Music and graduated with a Composition degree, Magna cum Laude.

Two of Mrs. A’s talented offspring are also versatile musicians. Ariel Arambulo, composer, violinist, and Suzuki violin teacher trainer, will conduct the PSA/GMS string orchestra who will perform his own works, “Hallelujah Concerto,” “Arkipelago Pilipino” and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” Recording artist Rica Arambulo, award-winning pianist, composer, singer, arranger, and producer, and all rolled into one, will perform her own composition, ‘Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin” and sing several numbers with the Mass Appeal Choir.

Gifted seven year old pianist Hansel Ang will perform CONCERTO IN C (3rd movement - F. J. Haydn) together with the PSA/GMS String Orchestra. Hansel began formal lessons in Suzuki piano with Prof. Arambulo at age four.

  The concert shall also feature: Pianists Jonathan Coo and Katherine Fernandez with the GMS Alumni Pop Ensemble in Chopin’s “Revolutionary Etude”; “Perpetual Commotion” by Kevin Olson, with Patrick Sy, Warren Garrido, Miguel Panagsagan, and Paolo Panagsagan of GMS Piano Ensemble; Shinichi Suzuki‘s “Twinkle Variations” by GMS Suzuki Music Kids, and Mass Appeal Choir.
Celebrate fifty years of homegrown musical talent and watch “Mrs. A’s Opus”. Tickets at P500 and P300 are available at St. Paul University Manila, Tel. 5242687 and Greenhills Music Studio, Tel. 7240705.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Virlanie Foundation marks 18th year with addition of L'Envol Home

Marking a milestone in their 18th year, Virlanie Foundation recently announced the addition of  L’Envol Home to their 12  existing homes for street children. The announcement was made at the Leyte Room of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. 
 L’Envol will be a home for Virlanie’s young adults (age 18-21 who are former street children) as they prepare to move on to independent living outside the Foundation. Virlanie’s Founder and President Dominique Lemay and the Consul General of Monaco to the Philippines, Fortune Ledesma, gave brief backgrounds about the programs that Virlanie Foundation has done in the past and also introduced L’Envol, which is French for “to ascend, to take flight”.  
Both Dominique and Consul Ledesma spoke of their fervor in helping those in need, especially homeless children with no families. Mr. Lemay talked about the reason why he started the Virlanie Foundation, how he loved and treated each child as his own and tried to make sure that children in the  Philippines  are well cared for. 
 “The Princess shares Dominique’s passion in helping the Filipino children that’s why she continues supporting every program of the Virlanie Foundation.” said Consul Ledesma, representing the royalty of Monaco, who through AMADE Foundation supports some of Virlanie Foundation’s programs and homes. “On their 18th year, Princess Caroline extends her greeting and well wishes to the foundation and to the rest of the Filipino children.”  
For the past 18 years, the Foundation has worked on giving back the smile to the street children of the  Philippines .On July 17th, the Virlanie will commemorate these 18 wonderful years, celebrating its commitment and thanking supporters while appealing to Filipinos, and expats living in the Philippines to care a little bit more for street children.  The 18th anniversary fundraising celebration will be held at the Sofitel’s Harbour Garden.  The event is co-presented by Sofitel and is supported by Data One Asia, M Lhuillier, XPO Logistics, Forsc Ink, B&C Creatives, Geiser Maclang Marketing Communications, Inc., Philippine Daily Inquirer and Philippine Tatler.  Proceeds of the event will go to funding the operations of the L’Envol Home.
For  inquiries on how to support the L’Envol home, kindly call Hanna at 895.34.60 or email: Photos of the event are posted here