Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday noontime TV-viewing is now five times more exciting as TV5 throws the biggest celebration of “P.O.5″ (Party On 5), the Kapatid network’s musical and interactive variety program premiering this Sunday, April 11.

Dubbed as the ‘interactive variety show’ loaded with games and contests, P.O.5 promises to be the biggest Sunday noontime party as it gives away big and exciting prizes every week to both home and studio audiences who join the fun and party.

Aside from the interactive fun, P.O.5 is loaded with festive song numbers and dance segments from the hottest Kapatid stars and talents—main hosts Lucy Torres-Gomez, John Estrada, JC De Vera, Alex Gonzaga, & Ryan Agoncillo together with comedians Tuesday Vargas, Wilma Doesnt, Mr. Fu, and Rufa Mi.

The party is also joined by the sexy showdown girls Mocha, Princess Ryan, and Ariana Barouk; P.O.5 Movers Rainier Castillo, Jon Avila, Carla Humphries, sisters Yana and Ykka Asistio, Edgar Allan Guzman, and Lucky Mercado; the hottest bands and singers Gloc 9, Callalily, Bituin Escalante, Chris Cayzer, Jen Nieto, Apple Chiu, and Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famer Leah Patricio; Regine Tolentino and talent and dance mentor Douglas Nierras.

Join the newest and most exciting interactive and musical party of P.O.5, keeping the party up from 12:00NN to 2:30PM every Sunday starting April 11 on TV5.

TV5’s talakserye ‘Face to Face’

TV5’s first talakserye and barangay hall on-air, “Face to Face,” has quickly become a very popular watch every noontime since its premiere last March 22, where it initiated tension-filled confrontations of two opposing parties in an indeed controversial, yet highly constructive forum.

Hosted by Amy Perez as “Tiyang Amy,” Face to Face “brings together two opposing parties in a forum that aims to resolve misunderstandings by providing advice from counselors and opinions from the audience.”

Composed of resident (legal) counselors Atty. Persida Acosta, Fr. Gerry Tapiador, a religious guest adviser of the day and clinical psychologist and family counselor, Dr. Camille Garcia, the Trio Tagapayo helps facilitate a constructive confrontation between the two erring parties – after releasing such bottled-up emotions — by giving out pieces of advice and opinions that are aimed to help the opposing camps be enlightened, and finally be reconciled.

Witness the most controversial program where real people argue over and solve real issues on Face to Face, airing weekdays from Monday to Friday at 11:00AM on TV5.

Avon's Anew 360º White

Skin whitening as we know it is a thing of the past. WHITALITY is in. Thanks to Avon’s latest skin whitening breakthrough, ANEW 360º WHITE.

Whitality is all about fairer skin that glows with vitality. The term has everyone buzzing after global beauty company Avon introduced Anew 360º White to members of the media in a special press conference held recently.

Anew, the global pioneering skincare brand by Avon, revealed this newest skincare breakthrough that cuts through the norms of whitening products. Introducing Anew 360° White, a whitening range that gives brighter, younger-looking, and vibrant skin that glows and whitens from within in as little as one week!

Date Night (2010)

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Family and kid-friendly filmmaker Shawn Levy who helmed the hits “Cheaper By the Dozen” and “Night at the Museum 1 & 2” pens on his own date nights with a twist in the upcoming for-couples-only movie “Date Night” starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey.

In “Date Night,” Carell and Fey portray a suburban married couple who venture into the heart of Manhattan for a romantic date intending to spice up their relationship. But the unsuspecting Phil (Carell) and Claire (Fey) get more than their fair share of thrills following a case of mistaken identity. Becoming embroiled in the city’s criminal underworld, they find themselves on a wild, high-risk and hilarious adventure.

They go to one the city’s most fashionable restaurants but the problem is, they do not have a reservation. They impulsively take a table belonging to another couple who haven’t turned up for dinner. The Fosters become “The Tripplehorns”, which leads to a host of problems that rapidly begin to unravel.

Enchanted Kingdom's Zoori's Adventure

In celebration of Earth Day this April, Enchanted Kingdom (EK) brings to you its newest attraction which showcases a unique encounter with animals.

In partnership with Yupangco Group which brought you Zoobic Safari and Residence Inn, EK will feature “ZOORI’s ADVENTURE”, an interactive museum where guests, especially kids, can have a close “EnKounter” with mechanical white lions.

The attraction is divided into different chambers; a replica of colossal caves where guests will go through doors opening to other realms. Guests will also have the privilege to learn about the habitat of white lions and how they survive the wild.

Trapped doors with various surprises also await visitors. Park goers can also check the bouncing room and try the different activities of lions such as pouncing, hopping, and jumping as they catch their prey like zebras, buffalos, and deer.

Expect to go through revolving tunnels, a hanging bridge and the swinging Tarzan zone as guests try to avoid falling into a pit of inflatable balls.

Witness natural calamities that occur in the forests and how the white lions battle these forces of nature in the typhoon room!

Aside from an “EnKounter” with the lions, “EKsotic” birds will also be housed at Enchanted Kingdom middle of April! Bird lovers will have the opportunity to enter the aviary and feed the winged creatures. Get a chance to meet EK’s very own Tweeter.

According to Ms. Cynthia R. Mamon, EK’s VP for Sales and Marketing, “Here in Enchanted Kingdom, we believe that animals are very precious creations of God. They make us appreciate life more and see how beautiful the world is. We need to give importance to animals by taking good care of them.” She also added, “This partnership with the Yupangco Group helps us to not only value the animals but the whole earth itself.”

Clash of the Titans (2010)

The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.

Everybody's Fine (2009)

A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.

Doña Elena Summer Recipes

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First time to join and will return every month!


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New MOLESKIN Passions Journals for music, wine, movies and my favorite of course, the Recipe journal!

Colorectal Cancer Lay Forum

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Electrolux Philippines' Midsummer Festival

Electrolux Philippines welcomes summer and two new additions to its cooling line as it hosted its first ever Midsummer Festival at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel. A nod to the company’s Swedish heritage, Midsummer is a celebration of the beginning of summer after a long winter. Houses are decorated with flower garlands and wreaths; friends and families gather together and enjoy traditional songs and dance around a Midsommarstang or maypole.

Guests were treated to a delicious Swedish smorgasbord, traditional Maypole dances and other fun Midsummer rituals to give them a taste of one of Sweden’s most important holidays.

The festival was also an opportunity to refresh guests on another renowned aspect of Swedish culture – their design tradition, which households all over the world have also been able to experience through the many innovative products Electrolux has produced over its 90-year history. This certainly includes Electrolux’s two latest additions in food storage and air conditioning – the new Electrolux refrigerator and split-type air conditioner.

KAPATID TV5's launch

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Fitness First Lose Big Program

March 24, 2010 – The world witnessed how participants of the hit reality series The Biggest Loser Asia shed the pounds and emerged with not only fitter bodies but renewed spirits. Bringing the same promise of successful life-changing weight loss to the Philippines is Fitness First with its very own Lose Big Program specially designed by Biggest Loser Asia Blue Team Trainer and Fitness First Asia’s Regional Fitness Manager Dave Nuku.

The program, open to both Fitness First members and non-members, is a 13-week exercise and nutrition weight loss group-workout program that specially caters to people who have the will and desire to lose the weight but need initial guidance and structure.

OWL CITY in Manila (2010)

More here: OWL CITY

The Medical City’s Center for Wellness and Aesthetics

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The Medical City’s Center for Wellness & Aesthetics“Wellness is the New Beauty!” An intimate session/consultation with some of their premiere medical practitioners in the fields of internal medicine, dermatology, aesthetic surgery, etc.

A tour of their facilities ensued including those for for Adult Wellness, Healthy Aging, Adolescent Wellness, Fitness & Nutrition, Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Dermatology, Regenerative Medicine, Aesthetic Dentistry and spa.

Its great that they also have International Patient Services which I will suggest because some relatives prefer to have their medical check ups and/or procedures done here in Manila.

Check out The Medical City’s Center for Wellness & Aesthetics!

AVON's Summer Collection (2010)

“Avon Fashions Penthouse,” transformed the venue into a fashion haven for the stylish pieces included in the summer collection.

Welcoming the VIP guests were the captivating city-skyline view, overflowing cocktails amid relaxing house music, and the presence of Avon Fashions Style Ambassador Ruffa Gutierrez and the new Avon Mix endorser, Bianca Gonzalez.

Each area of the glamorous penthouse was transformed into a fashion haven, dedicated to engage the guests and let them experience Avon Fashions. The Intimate Apparel Room allowed guests to discover what Intimate Apparel matched their personality and to bring home their Avon Fashions undergarment alter ego as a treat. In the Accessories Room, guests enjoyed a shopping spree as they chose from Avon Fashions’ collection of summer must-haves like flipflops, shades, bags and wallets. In the Jewelry Room, the guests enjoyed the chance to “frost themselves” with Avon Fashions’ mesmerizing fashion jewelry pieces, as inspired by the movie “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Afterwards, donning the pieces of their choice, guests struck a pose for a glam photo.

The event’s piece de resistance was the high-energy fashion show directed by renowned director Robbie Carmona. Some of the country’s top mannequins sashayed down the catwalk and brought to life the exciting pieces from the eight fashion stories – Kaleidoscope Summer, Tutti Frutti, One Love, Spring Fantasy, Ode to Leaves, Pool Party, Bouquet of Memories and Black Rose.

The launch also introduced the Men’s Club collection, the line up of Intimate Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories especially made for the needs of men.

Astoria Plaza's "One Night Only"

Astoria Boracay is a 3,000 square-meter piece of paradise right along the shoreline of the island’s Station 1. They have 39 rooms (De Luxe to Honeymoon Suite which ranges from 26 t0 50 square meters), a coffee shop, sunset bar and lounge, outdoor swimming pool and function rooms great for conferences and social gathering, internet access, etc.

Astoria Plaza’s world-class services and amenities: a swimming pool, Stresscape Spa, indoor gym facilities, cafe as well as concessionaires like: Santis Delicatessen, McGill Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Travelnet, Genesis Valet Shop and Laundry Service, Aphrodite Dermatological Clinic and Ave Jewel Salon.

*Astoria Plaza is located at: J. Escriva Drive (formerly Amber Avenue) Ortigas Business District, Pasig City

Tel. No. +632 687 1111

Fax No. +632 910 0370

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

My surprise birthday gift, read more here: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Cop Out (2010)

A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

More here: Cop Out premiere

Miss You Like Crazy premiere

Wento MYLC premiere three times but, read here: the experience

Ya Kun Kaya Ortigas

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Ya Kun Kaya Ortigas is located at G/F FERN Bldg., Escriva Drive (former Amber Ave.) corner Gen. Araneta, Ortigas, Pasig (or Escriva cor. Shaw blvdPasig)

*(02)470-4285, 0932-6285705

Monday – Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

*add them up on Facebook too:!/pages/Pasig-Philippines/Ya-Kun-Kaya-Ortigas/348622460160?ref=ts

Percy Jackson, the Olympians and the Lightning Thief (2010)

Trouble-prone Percy Jackson is having problems in high school – but that’s the least of his challenges. It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is Poseidon, god of the sea, which means Percy is a demigod – half human, half god. At the same time, Zeus, the king of all gods, has accused Percy of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt…the original weapon of mass destruction.

Now, Percy must prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Fox 2000 Pictures presents “Percy Jackson, The Olympians and The Lightning Thief,” the big screen adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The first of five books in Riordan’s series (the final installment, The Last Olympian, hit bookshelves in May 2009) was published in 2005 and won several awards, including a New York Times Notable Book honor of that year; Best Book of 2005 from both the School Library Journal and Child Magazine; and a 2006 Bluebonnet Award nomination from the Texas Library Association.

Invictus (2009)

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Starbucks Coffee Seminar feat. Guatemala Casi Cielo and Cafe Verona

I trooped to Starbucks AbS-CBN branch with my sister for a coffee tasting seminar last weekend. We tried Guatemala Casi Cielo and Caffe Verona and learned more about the company’s commitment to ethically source coffee through Shared Planet.

Guatemala Casi Cielo - smell: floral, cocoa; taste: lemon acidity, smooth body, dark cocoa finish; mouth feel comes from the cocoa-powder texture that coats the tongue characteristic of the Antigua Region; an elegant coffee which complements sweet desserts, herbs and cheeses.

Cafe Verona - roasty, sweet; low acidity, full body; a blend of coffees from four farms in the Antigua Region; complex and a multi-region blend (Latin America and Asia/Pacific with Italian Roast; a post-roast blendto bring out all the four coffee flavours.

Shared Planet - (2008) is focused on three key ideas: Ethical Sourcing, Environmental Stewardship and Community Involvement; the company’s way to share their Global Responsibility efforts with their customers.

Do check out the Starbucks Coffee Seminars at a branch near you!

Valentine's Day the movie (2010)

Warner Bros. Pictures just debuted the Teaser Trailer of VALENTINE’S DAY – a star-studded movie featuring Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Jessica Alba among others. Chronicling ten slightly interconnecting stories in Los Angeles, this forthcoming romantic comedy is to revolve around break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day. Directed by “Pretty Woman’s” Garry Marshall, the film will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company on February, 2010.

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