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Festivale: The Hottest Summer Party

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Summertime means summer parties whether it's a beach party or just within the metro. The only thing certain is that 2015 Summer is going to be awesome.  Festivale,  the hottest summer party brought to you by Victoria Court will take place on April 18, 2015.  Get ready to party to the sound of DJ Mars Miranda, Ashley Rivera, and the DJs of Beat Project Manila. Hang out with FHM  models & Victoria Court's celebrity ambassadors, Aubrey Miles  and Troy Montero. Watch this video to find out why you shouldn't miss this.  See you there! Just send RSVP  to  vpartyseries@gmail.com  to get exlusive invites. Doors open at 4PM.   For more details, check out their facebook page

Get a FREE BANOFFEE PIE from Banapple!

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Banapple will be celebrating its 8th Anniversary on Tuesday, March 31. In line with the celebration, the FIRST 80 customers will receive a FREE Banoffee Pie.  Photo Source: https://www.facebook.com/Banapple This will be available in all Banapple Branches ( Katipunan 1, Market! Market!, Connecticut, Tomas Morato, McKinley Hill, SM North Edsa, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Robinsons Galleria, Araneta Gateway and Alabang Town Center.)  Each purchase has a limit of 1 customer per transaction.  So, let's all join the celebration and have fun during the  banapple-in’ date. 

Places with Graduation Promos

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A graduation means having a celebration. A celebration of hardwork, achievement and success. It is one of the most important milestones in a person's life whether it is about getting a degree or simply moving up to another level. The bottom line is we become thankful for these blessings and must share it together with our loved ones.  Here are some of the places that you might want to consider for your graduation party and the current promotions that they have.  1. Brotzeit  : German Bier Bar and Restaurant Reservation Hotline:(02) 6311489 Promotion: From March 1-31, Graduates eat for free for a minimum spend of Php 3,000  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brotzeit-Philippines/100213756826417 2. Eastwood Cafe - Eastwood Richmond Hotel  Reservation Hotline:  (02)  570-7777 Promotion:   From March 16 to 31, ONE FREE BUFFET at Eastwood Cafe for every four (4) persons partaking of the lunch/dinner buffet at the regular rate. This special graduation treat is va

Study Academic and Business Writing for FREE

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Jumpstart your career in writing. Get the basics to academic and business writing by studying online. EdX offers interactive online classes that enables one to study anytime and anywhere.  The course, College Writing: Principles of Written English Part 3 will focus on basics of academic writing including essay development, grammatical correctness and self-editing. One will be able to write in different disciplines. Readings, video, online discussions, homework assignments and peer review can be expected during the course. At the end, you will be able to complete several short writing assignments.  Classes will start  April 1, 2015. The course is FREE. If you want to want to have a verified certificate of achieve, $50 will apply but that is OPTIONAL. You may enroll via this  link . 

Take Your Step To Success at the 2nd Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo

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Do you want to start a business?  Are you lacking ideas or not confident about your own start-up? Well, franchising may be an option for you. This business model is about utilizing and practicing a perfected business concept. Mostly, this is employed by opening another site or branch for a certain business.  Mediacom Solutions, Inc. is inviting you to attend the 2nd Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo on June 5-7, 2015 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 5th Floor, Mega B Building, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City . This event is going to bigger with more than 108 featured businesses and SMEs and 15,000 expected visitors.  According to Mr. David Abrenilla,  President and Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo Founder and Managing Director of Mediacome Solutions Inc.,    "We are expecting to see many new brand concepts at the expo, especially in the service industry, like beauty, healthcare, education and wellness. Our vision is to strengthen local businesses and provide a platfor

10 Things I make "kwento" about Davao City

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I grew up in Davao and I am proud of it. So proud that despite being in Metro Manila for more than 5 years, I still keep my bisaya accent. No need to change to the "Tagalog" way of speaking. Thus, strangers and friends would immediately ask me,  "Saan province mo? " and I would proudly say,  Davao . Then, they would ask,  "San sa Davao? " and I would reply  "Sa Davao City mismo."  Then the conversation would start....  Here are the 10 Things I make "kwento" about my hometown.  1. Durian - When I was a kid, I did not like durian for an unknown reason. However, when I was in college, I discovered how delicious and special the "King of Fruits" is and it suddenly became my favorite. Aside from its taste, I love Durian for health reasons. Helps me whenever I have asthma attacks. It is also known to be rich in potassium. Photo Credit: Janice Lopez 2. Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies - Whenever we ta

Endless Fun Under the Philippine Sun

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I love the sun. Going out of the house enjoying the warmth of the sunshine during summer time was one of the things I look forward to when classes close in March.  I grew up in a place where the beach was just 15 minutes away from home. So for me, summer meant the sand, the beach, the sun. It was pure bliss not until the ozone layer was destroyed.   Now, you''ll get scared being soaked in the sun with the probability of getting skin cancer. Sun exposure leads to sun damage not to mention it speeds up the aging process.   Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is the answer to your skin problems this summer. It is formulated with unbeatable UVA and UVB filters to protect your skin in the harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Dermplus sunblock physically blocks and reflects light and it also helps heal skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun.    There are different SPFs depending on your skin type and intended use.  1. SPF 24 is recommended for morena ski

Egg is NOT a Description of Your Love Life

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If you were to pick out a food to describe your love life, will it be an egg? If you answer yes, then y ou might want to consider doing this on Saturday. It is not about falling in love and getting into a relationship. This is about a whole new way of building human connection. Source: www.pixabay.com Find an outlet. Get out of your normal routine. Be part of the #GameChanger 2015 . This is where Single Professionals meet new friends, play some games and rise up to the challenge.  There will be lots of fun and exciting activities during this exclusive event made for single professionals.  This is sponsored by  Laybare, Pampered Pooch, Pru Life UK & House of Lasagna Cakes & Pastries and they will be giving away gift checks and packages.  So, go ahead and sign up and start saying goodbye to "Eggs." For inquiries you may reach them at 0927-9751235 or 09159461290.  You may also visit their facebook page for more details. 

Colored Candles and Their Meanings

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Whenever we go to church, Val and I see to it that we offer our prayers and light a candle. We do not bring our own candles since these are readily available. Normally, they sell either white or yellow candles. However, some churches especially monasteries sell different colored ones. I found out that different colors have different meanings and we can simply choose what color we need depending on our prayer intentions.  Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/  Gold is for healing. (good health, recovery, spiritual and prayers for the family tree)  Green is prosperity and success. (exams, study, finances, business)  Blue is perseverance. (employment, career, assignment, promotion)  Violet is achievement. (plans in life, struggles, journey, voyage)  Red is love. (unity, family, friendship, relationships)  Yellow is peace. (courage, strength, hope)  White is purity. (enlightenment, guidance, right path)  Orange is reconciliation.  Pink is thanksgiving. (happiness, jo

Shop for a Healthier Lifestyle at Muni Market Day

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Are you looking for local and eco-friendly products?  Are you interested to know more about Urban Farming, Plant-based Nutrition, Vegan Cooking and Indoor Planting?  Are you craving for healthy and wholesome food?  If you answer "YES" to any of these questions, then, you should definitely visit the Muni Market Day on March 28, 2015, 9AM-5PM at Capitol Commons. It is where buyers and sellers meet because a common goal --- having a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.  Aside from product displays, attendees can also sign up for workshops on the following:  1. Urban Farming by Bahay Kubo Organics 2. Plant-based Nutrition by The Superfood Grocer 3. Vegan / Gluten-Free Cooking by Jertie’s Kitchen 4. Indoor Planting by The Green House Project. There would also be musicians playing throughout the event. It will definitely be a fun and exciting event. MUNI Market Day is brought to you by MUNI, a collaborative community that has been working

Celebrate Einstein's Birthday at The Mind Museum

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I love Mind Museum not just as a visitor but I have also been involved as a volunteer to one of their research studies. The greatest thing about the Mind Museum is that it is where science becomes alive. You can see, feel and experience it. There are a lot of interactive activities in store for you. Making each child's learning very memorable. On March 14, 2015 Saturday, Mind Museum is inviting you to celebrate Einstein's birthday. The event is FREE. It will held at the Canopy Plaza from 4:30PM - 6:00 PM.  Learn more about Space, Time and Einstein by joining the Cafe Scientific conversations with Reinabelle Reyes, an astrophysicist. Source: https://www.facebook.com/themindmuseum So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your seats by sending an email to: pecier.decierdo@themindmuseum.org  For more details, you may also visit their facebook page. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Mind Muse

Review: Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight

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If you try to search in google about Crystal Jade, you might be confused with results because it will also show Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight. However, you don' t have to worry because Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight is actually the new Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao. With a lot of improvements ever since the transition, Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight is best known for their authentic Chinese specialties.  Val and I decided to try Crystal Jade because I was meeting Mommy Roxi of www.mommyroxi.com that day in V-Mall.  We are not the adventurous type so we only ordered the common Chinese dishes. Surprisingly, e verything we ordered was really good.  Let me share them with you.  Sauteed Pork with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Php 388.00 Deep Fried Spring Roll, Php 118.00 Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumpling, Php 170.00 Soup Noodle with Fresh Shrimp Wanton, Full, Php 258.00 It is a bit pricey but the food is re

Kyochon: The Best Korean Fried Chicken in Town

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Let me share to you a big secret. I am Ornithophobic which means I am scared of birds.  However, this only applies to live birds because I love fried chicken.  Because of the love for fried chicken and the popularity of Gangnam Style and K-Pop, I started my quest to find the best Korean Fried Chicken in Town and I ended my search with Kyochon.  Kyochon's Fried Chicken is something that you can be sure that it is cooked properly (no blood) because of the double frying technique. This is very important to Val and me. Their Kyochon signature sauces, which ignited the recently global craze made me fall in love to it immediately.  Our favorite is the original series. It is crunchy and crispy chicken coated in soy garlic glaze.  Other reasons why you should visit Kyochon is their fresh salad with blueberry dressing. A healthy salad with such a unique and delicious taste. By the way, you can ask for extra blueberry sauce if necessary free of charge. 

MTRCB Launches New Infomercial on its 30th Anniversary

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The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board known as MTRCB is celebrating its 30th anniversary.  MTRCB is responsible for making sure that age-appropriate media is available by encouraging a value-based entertainment culture.  In line with this, they are launching a new infomercial that aims to challenge parents and responsible adults to be aware of  the media content our children are exposed to, and to be mindful of the MTRCB’s  classification ratings.  Parents are also reminded that it is their primary responsibility to guide their  children in terms of selecting the shows to watch.  This new infomercial features Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo and it is directed by Jose Javier Reyes. This  will be aired in all television networks and theaters nationwide  starting 25 February 2015. So, have you seen this new infomercial? Let know your thoughts about it. 

Tune Hotel : The Perfect No Fuzz Accommodation

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It was actually my sister in law who made the booking in this hotel in Quezon City however due to a snow storm, their flight was delayed for 2 days. So, Val and I decided to take advantage of their accommodation because it's non-refundable and we don't want to waste their money.  The rooms are quite small. Just enough space for the queen sized bed and 2 side tables. Rooms include a 32 inch television, hair dryer, vault, air conditioner and a ceiling fan. There are no cabinets/ closets but there is bar where you can hang your clothes if needed.  Their bathrooms are nice and clean too. They have a separate shower and toilet area.  Other things we liked about this hotel is that their staff are really friendly, nice and professional. They provide great customer service. Their WIFI is also fast and stable which is suitable for video calling. I also like that they use room key cards when you access the elevator to avoid unwanted gues