How a Kaiju Visits a City in Pacific Rim

Sunday, March 31, 2013 , 0 Comments

By now, you’ve probably seen trailers of the movie  Pacific Rim and would probably be as convinced as I am why it’s one of the most anticipated films this year. The geek in me gets goosebumps at hearing Glados’ voice in the trailer. Pacific Rim features the Earth close to being depleted of its resources and plagued by a creature called Kai Kaiju.

Humankind won’t go down without a fight though because they’ve created a means to battle the giant creatures in defense of the planet. Mankind’s weapons are called Jaegers which are massive robots, kinda like the mechs in The Matrix Revolutions. Here’s one of the recently released stills from the film where the Kaiju wreaks havoc in Manila and leaves a sort of unsightly present. My, my what big poop you have oh Kaiju.

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Pacific Rim is due to be released on July 11 and will star Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and distributed by Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures.

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Sneak Preview: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Sunday, March 31, 2013 , 0 Comments

The Mortal Instruments was one of the few book series that I got to read last year. I’m done with the first three books in the series and about to resume with the last three. What drew me into reading the books and liking the series was the complexity of the plot and the interesting qualities of the characters. Author Cassandra Clare really created a new class of characters to like.
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The Shadowhunters are now able to hold up on their own in the world of fiction and fantasy. The series has garnered quite a following and it was only a matter of time before the book was turned into a movie.

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Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Coming Soon

Saturday, March 30, 2013 0 Comments

The popular hit TV show, Pretty Little Liars is currently on break (boohoo!) and already fans are clamoring for the show’s return. I can relate because they do know how to end a season with a surefire cliffhanger. I’m really hooked with the story, with the characters and the four actresses playing the lead roles. It’s so re-assuring that we’ll see them for another two seasons even though the book series it had been based had long since been concluded.
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Since the series had been so successful and had garnered a large fanbase, ABC Family has announced a spinoff series from the show. The spinoff show will be called Ravenswood which is the nearby town of Rosewood, where The Liars live. Nothing much is revealed about the series plot yet except that it will be about five townspeople (not sure yet if they will be all male or female or mixed) who will band together to rid their town of a curse before it kill everyone.

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2013 Book Review #14 Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson

Saturday, March 30, 2013 , 0 Comments

Think you’ve read and already seen the vampire books out there? This one is definitely different from the rest. I chose to read this book because I wanted a light transition novel before delving though a dark mystery again. Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson turned out to be a good pick because it was a hoot to read.

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Betsy Taylor wakes up in her coffin after being in a tragic accident only to discover that she is now a vampire. Not only that, she’s a unique one too. She can walk in daylight, she can control her urge to feed and she can tolerate religious artifacts. All these traits may make her the prophesied Queen of the Vampires. Her task was to take on Nostro and to dethrone his rule over the undead while at the same time juggling her family knowing her a vampire and gaining the loyalty of her subjects.

Undead and Unwed was written in a very light tone that I think would mostly appeal to women readers. Think vampire novel meet Sex and the City. What other novel would you read where the lead character cares more about shoes than feeding. Well, that’s Betsy for you.

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Top 5 Alternative Things to do During the Lenten Break

I’m currently enjoying my cool glass of lemon water as I’m writing this post. My weather app says that it’s a hot 33 degrees Celsius outside. There’s not a gust of cool breeze wafting in from the window and I’m melting from the heat. Oh boy, it’s the high part of summer in my part of the world and I know from past experiences, this is only going to get hotter. Thankfully, it’s the long weekend for the Lenten break and although it’s already Black Saturday, there’s still plenty of time left for this long weekend.

I for one, am very grateful for this break because I needed so much to de-stress from the many things occupying my mind lately. For some, I know many people are out of town and my Facebook and Instagram feed had been filled with updates from my friends doing Visita Iglesia, walking pilgrimage and participating in the holy procession. When you’ve done all these and you still have the need to be productive this Lenten break, then here are my top 5 alternative things to do during the Lenten Break.

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Clean up the clutter.
If you’ve found yourself too busy with work and social events since your last cleanup, then this is the time to re-arrange that messy closet once again or even de-clutter your work desk at home. By doing so, you also get the chance to recycle some old things and you can see which outfits you can wear to work this week.
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Relax and Chill at Puerto del Sol

Saturday, March 30, 2013 , , 0 Comments

One of our company outings last year had as en-route to Bolinao and Puerto del Sol. Located at the North of Manila ,it’s about a 6 hour drive from the Metro. It’s best to leave during the wee hours of the morning so that you can maximize your stay in the resort. Getting there is well worth the drive because the resort is beautiful.
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After hours and hours of seeing cement roads and variations of undeveloped fields and small towns, it was refreshing to walk among the gorgeous landscaping inside the resort.
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Watch the New Trailer for Turbo

Friday, March 29, 2013 , , 0 Comments

I first saw the international trailer for Turbo when I attended the movie premiere for The Croods. If you’re familiar with the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race”, then you’d know that this doesn’t apply to a snail named Turbo who is voiced by Ryan Reynolds. Yes I know that a snail couldn’t possibly be racing but this unique concept by David Sorren soon gave birth to this new 3d animation movie from Dreamworks Animation and 20th Century Fox.
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Turbo is a movie about a snail who dreams of being in the Indy circuit. When a freak accident gives him the powers to rival any race car in the race track, Turbo sets off to make his dream come true and to prove to the other snails that no dream is too big and no dreamer is too small.

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All-day Breakfast Favorites at Breakfast at Antonio’s

Thursday, March 28, 2013 0 Comments

After looking at the future site of Asilo Tagaytay, we headed out to grab our lunch at Breakfast at Antonio’s. From just the name, you can tell that this is the place to get your breakfast favorites all day long.
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Breakfast at Antonio’s has an open cottage feel and the open layout and high ceiling takes advantage of Tagaytay’s cold weather.  It’s color scheme is mostly white.
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Coming Soon: Kick-Ass 2

Thursday, March 28, 2013 , , 0 Comments

When I first watched Kick-Ass at the movie premiere, I had no idea what it was about. I wasn’t alone, most of the bloggers present at the event, didn’t know what it was about too. Looking at the cast, I only knew about Nicolas Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz, who I first saw in 500 Days of Summer. I didn’t even know who the lead was. After seeing the film though, I couldn’t get enough of it and the rest of the viewers were also raving about the film. I just loved the characters and the story. I even went to see it twice in the cinemas. I’ve also lost count at how many times I’ve seen it on cable too.
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You can just guess at how excited I was when I learned about Kick-Ass 2 and with most of its original actors reprising their roles. Kick-Ass 2 picks up from where the first movie left off, with Dave/Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) inspiring other citizens to be masked vigilantes to bring criminals to justice. Among these new super heroes are led by Colonel Stars and Stripes played by Jim Carrey.
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Pantene Smooth & Silky All Day Smooth Miracle Water Review

Thursday, March 28, 2013 , 0 Comments

Have you noticed the weather lately? Before the climate change, March usually marks the start of summer. We have little or no rain at all, that’s why it’s the Fire Prevention Month. The change in the weather makes us experience too much humidity nowadays. There has been rain for several consecutive days too. It’s not just a light summer drizzle but pouring all out.

Now what does this do to our hair? You guessed it, the humidity tends to make the strands dry up and make hair really frizzy. This can be felt especially when you have treated hair. It’s an absolute must that you take extra steps in taking care of it.
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One such product that you can use is the Pantene Smooth & Silky All-Day Smooth Miracle Water. It is a leave-on product that’s especially designed to help prevent too much moisture absorption in the air by your hair.

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Manteresting, the “Pinterest” for Men

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 , , 0 Comments

I’ve been an active user of Pinterest for a time now and yes I’d have to admit that majority of the site’s users are women and most of the pins that I see are abundantly fashion and beauty related. So if you’re man who wants to use the site, you’ll be bombarded constantly by all things womanly and feminine. I can understand why there was a need for men to have their own Pinterest-like site. Curious about it, I decided to check it out. The site is called Manteresting and it IS a haven for manly things.
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The site looks very much like Pinterest except for the logo and the color scheme. Of course, the site designer chose to use black as its predominant color. It’s (I guess) more masculine that way. Here’s a comparison of the Pinterest site interface and Manteresting.
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Okay, so yes here’s my Pinterest view. I scrolled down to where there’s a lot of women-related posts. See the color scheme?
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Now here’s Manteresting. See the difference? To my woman eyes, the site is definitely masculine to me.

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Trying out Google Keep

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 , 0 Comments

Weeks ago I saw the announcement for Google Keep and decided to try it out. Google Keep is the latest note-taking app from Google which is synced to your Google Drive account. Now I have used and tried many other note-taking apps before but there is something special with Google Keep that you might consider looking at. Here are my thoughts.
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2013 Book Review #13 – The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 , 0 Comments

You know how secrets can be a burden to one’s emotional being right? If there’s a way to unburden yourself of the secret without getting into trouble for it, would you take it? book-reviewThat’s precisely what The Black Book of Secrets is for.

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The novel is told from the viewpoint of Ludlow Fitch. He tells of how he escaped a miserable childhood with his parents and coming to work for a Mr. Joe Zabbidou as a scribe. During the day, he maintains a shop that sells used stuff but each night, people from the town venture into their shop to tell their deepest and darkest secrets. Mr. Zabbidou gives them money for the secret-telling and each person comes out of the shop utterly relieved and unburdened.

“Why must it be in human nature to hear one thing but to believe in another?"

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Movie Review

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 , 0 Comments

When I first saw the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, I was immediately giddy with excitement. I was looking forward to seeing Jim Carrey and Steve Carell together on screen again So last weekend, I made a point to watch it. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a movie that takes you to how a dream born from a childhood hobby can lead to a life of fortune and fame.
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The movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is the story primarily of Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) and the start of their childhood friendship. Their common interest in magic became their ticket to fame and pretty soon, they began to headline in one of the most famous hotels in the Las Vegas strip.
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First Look at Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 , 0 Comments

After initial rumors of a no follow-up film for Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, I was among the fans of the book series who was gravely disappointed with the news. Thankfully, they changed their minds and production for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is now well underway. The recently released stills for the movie adaptation of the second book shows some deviations from the first film and more closer to the details presented in the novels.

First among these is the visible blondness of Annabeth Chase, as she really was in the books. She was a brunette in the first film. Alexandra Daddario reprises her role as the feisty daughter of Athena. She is seen in this still with Percy played by a now sporting a shorter do, Logan Lerman.
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8 Reasons Why You Should Sign up on Goodreads

Monday, March 25, 2013 , , , 0 Comments

I’ve been a happy member of Goodreads for a while now and aside from indulging my inner bookworm, it’s also a site that has helped me meet good friends who share common interests in book genres. For its members, Goodreads is not just a social networking site for bookworms, it’s so much more. Signing up is free and would just need a couple of minutes filling out your profile and then probably a couple of hours putting in books you’d like to add to your collection.

Here are my top 8 reasons why you should sign up on Goodreads.
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It lets you know which books have just been released and which are popular among readers for a certain month.
I’ve even signed up for the monthly newsletter so that I’d get first dibs on the upcoming novels. The newsletter also lets me know about blog posts or new books that have been published by authors whose works I’ve already read. It’s great for finding new books at the start of the month.
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Kuse: The Home of Delicious Filipino Food

Sunday, March 24, 2013 0 Comments

Last weekend, I was eager to come back to Kuse and have my fill of traditional Filipino Food. The first branch of Kuse that was opened was at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill and that’s where we went to. The restaurant is part of the Chef’s Quarter Group of Restaurants and takes its name as a derivative of the Tagalog word for cook – kusinero. Kuse is proud to serve all-time Filipino food favorites and it’s very hard to choose just one.
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The interiors of Kuse is a mix of tropical and modern design. The walls are mostly kept white with a lot of wood and green accents.
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Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Finale: a dAngerous gAme

Sunday, March 24, 2013 , 0 Comments

We’ve finally reached the season finale for the Season 3 of Pretty Little Liars and as in the grand tradition of the previous seasons, this was one that leaves us wishing that Season 4 will come next week. I also have a barrage of questions that I know would have no answers at this time. Terribly frustrating, yes but undeniably the winning formula that make fans come back for more.
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So now that Spencer is part of the A team and is visibly wearing more eyeliner than usual, it’s a relief to know that it was all part of a grand scheme. She hasn’t gone to the dark side after all!

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The Croods Movie Review

Sunday, March 24, 2013 , 0 Comments

The Croods is set in the prehistoric era at a time when most of the dinosaurs have gone extinct. movie-reviewHowever, this is not your typical caveman family movie; The Croods is a delightfully surprising film that packs a lot of laughs as well as shows a lot of heart. Dreamworks Animation has scored a certifiable hit with this one. Some people say that The Croods is a re-imagination of The Flintstones but wait until you see it, The Croods is so much more.

You’ll enjoy the modern parallels, the lush and colourful environments and the goofy adventures The Croods family had to go through to escape extinction.
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2013 Book Review #12 Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien

Sunday, March 24, 2013 , 0 Comments

Prized is the second novel in the Birthmarked trilogy. After getting a not book-reviewso nice impression with the first book, I decided to give the second book a try and this time, I tried to push the things that I didn’t like about the first book from my mind.

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Gaia now ventures out into the wastelands and is rescued by a man from a little community called Sylum. In Sylum, she has to conform to the rules and once in, she can’t ever leave. Thinking that she is now safe, Sylum’s matriarch tells her that she can’t be with her sister anymore..ever. In Sylum, there are also more women than men. What is in Sylum that prevents female babies from being born and if they leave Sylum, why do people die?

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Sylum is a place that has some backward rules in society but compared to the violence in the Enclave, this was a nicer community to live in. However, it does have some strangeness to it. As I’ve mentioned, there are more men than women in the community and women were expected to give birth at least 9 times to repopulate. Kissing in public was considered taboo and might even be rape. Why can’t people leave and when they do, why do they die?

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Godzilla now has a Final Cast

Friday, March 22, 2013 , 0 Comments

One of the movies that I’ve watched over and over mainly due to re-runs on the movie channels on cable, is Godzilla. I had enjoyed the film even though I wasn’t exposed to the slew of merchandise, the games and even the old films. Due to my unfamiliarity, I couldn’t relate why fans were saying that the most recent Godzilla film didn’t do the legend any justice. So you mean there’s more? That got me curious. Thank goodness that there will be a new film and on March 19th, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced that they now have the final cast. Who made the cut?
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Leading the list of actors are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (did you just go deaf? that was me screaming) and Elizabeth Olsen. I’ve recently seen Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Savages opposite Blake Lively and Taylor Kitsch and it still amazes me that he was KickAss.

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A Visit at the Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay

Thursday, March 21, 2013 , 0 Comments

Whenever I browse through the toy shelves in a toy store or hobby store and see a box with a thousand puzzle pieces, I’m struck with the temptation of buying it for a lazy weekend. I can imagine that completing a puzzle with that many pieces is highly therapeutic and fulfilling too. Georgina Gil Lacuna of the Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay took this hobby to another level. She is now currently the Guinness Record holder for the largest collection of puzzles owned.
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The Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay houses all the puzzles that she has ever completed that earned her the Guinness title. To date it is already more than a thousand puzzles. We visited it right after looking at the future new site of Asilo Tagaytay. The small space that she has devoted as a sort of museum to her puzzles is crammed up to the ceiling beams to showcase her puzzles.
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The Puzzle Mansion has rows and rows of puzzles to look at and admire.

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Admission Movie Review

Thursday, March 21, 2013 , 0 Comments

I’m a big Tina Fey fan and she’s one of the women in Hollywood that I can honestly look up to. Her book Bossypants was a nice insight to her struggles and successes and I loved that it was inspirational and at the same time, a funny and entertaining read. She has starred in several films that I’ve also come to love so it’s no surprise that in her new film, Admission, I just simply couldn’t pass it up.
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Admission is a movie about Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), an admissions officer in Princeton University. On one of her recruitment field trips, Portia meets Jeremiah Balakian (Nat Wolff), a gifted boy who we later on find out as Portia’s son. John Pressman (Paul Rudd) convinces Portia that Jeremiah desperately wanted to go to Princeton and that it may be a chance for mother and son to get re-united and re-connect.

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Come and Join in on the Girly Fun at the First BDJ Box Beauty Social

As you may well know, I've been raving for quite a time now in this blog how great the BDJ Box is. Now the creators of the BDJ Box and the Beauty Ministry are inviting all you lovely ladies for meet and greet at the First BDJ Box Beauty Social which will be held at the SM Mall of Asia on March 24, 2013 from 10am to 9pm.

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Entrance to the event is free BUT if you want to get a LOOTBAG, have your picture taken by a pro photographer and to participate in the talks, you have to pre-register. Slots are first come first served. So girls, you HAVE to do this now!

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Excited for Supergiant Games New Project, Transistor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 , , 0 Comments

One of the games that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed when I purchased the Humble Indie Bundle for PC was Bastion. Now the game’s creator, Supergiant Games has announced their new game called Transistor and its every bit as promising as Bastion was. I watched the trailer a few minutes ago and I couldn’t help but tick off plus points as I watched.
  • great soundtrack
  • female lead (woot!)
  • amazing graphics and art concept
  • has an interesting story background
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2013 Book Review #11: Clan Rathskeller

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 , 0 Comments

While waiting for the next book in the Iron Druid Chronicles to be published, I decided to go through the iron-druidshort stories in-between books that Kevin Hearne wrote. The first of these is Clan Rathskeller which takes place before the events of Hounded.

There’s really not much to the story because it reads like one of the chapters from the novels but it says a whole lot about the series in general. It has the key elements in it despite it being a short story.
  • It establishes that Atticus is the last Druid on Earth.
  • Despite the notions of Druids being weak in battle, Atticus can hold up his own. He does this by combining physical prowess, battle strategy and some Druid magic.
  • He can shape shift.
  • He has a very close relationship with his hound, Oberon.
  • Trouble always finds him.

This one was a good short read and it’s free to download. It does a good job in acting like a filler in-between books.

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The New Trailer for After Earth

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 , , 0 Comments

For the second time, father and son team up to both star in the upcoming film After Earth from Columbia Pictures. Will Smith and Jaden Smith must work together as they play the roles of Cypher and Kitai Raige who were stranded on Earth a thousand years after humanity were forced to escape a worldwide calamity.

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March BDJ Box: Summer Glam from L’Oreal Paris

Monday, March 18, 2013 0 Comments

Last month’s BDJ Box was full of Shisheido products and with such great skin products on-hand, I’ve learned to adapt a new skin regimen which yielded very fantastic results. Reviews for those products are coming up in the next few days. Naturally, with the delight of a themed BDJ Box in February, there was much enthusiasm for the March BDJ Box. I eagerly awaited what beauty surprises will come with the March BDJ Box and which cosmetic brand will be exclusively featured.
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I saw the package on my desk when I arrived at the office early this morning. I noted how heavy it was and I couldn’t tear off the plastic packaging fast enough. When I saw the gold L’Oreal Paris logo on the leaf cover of the March BDJ Box, I had to smile. I knew already that I’ll be in for a treat. This definitely chased the Monday blues away.

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The Amazing Food Art by the artist Red

Monday, March 18, 2013 0 Comments

It never seems to fail to amaze me when some artists have no bounds to their creativity. Just give them a blank canvas to work their art on and viola! In this artist’s case, the blank canvas is a white plate and the medium…yep you’ve guessed it – FOOD. These amazing food art were created by an artist from Malaysia named Hong Yi also known as Red.
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Pretty Little Liars S03E23: I’m your Puppet

Sunday, March 17, 2013 , 0 Comments

Of all the gorgeous girls that make up the Liars in the popular TV show Pretty Little Liars, my favourite character has always been Spencer Hastings. She’s a great academic achiever, she’s into sports and she also has my kind of fashion style. For a long time she’s been the glue that held the Liars together but if you’ve been following the show, Spencer is now finally broken by A.

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All Systems Go for the Rio 2 Cast

Sunday, March 17, 2013 , 0 Comments

Vanessa Morrison, the president of 20th Century Fox Animation has recently announced that Rio-2-movie-castthe original cast of the successful Rio movie has agreed to sign on for the second movie of the franchise as well as some new actors joining in. Rio 2 is set to be released on April 10, 2014 and film production begins on March 20 of this year.

In Rio 2, Blu and Jewel along with their three kids are enjoying the domestic life. Jewel suggested that the kids need to be exposed more to the wild and a trip to the Amazon is what they needed. During the trip, Blu worries that he might lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.

The original cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, JemaineClement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann,Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto, Jake T. Austin, and Jamie Foxx.

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Insights on The Walking Dead S03E13: Arrow on the Doorpost

Sunday, March 17, 2013 , , 0 Comments

After last week’s side story, this week was another disappointing filler. Season 3 Episode 13 entitled Arrow on the Doorpost accomplished only one thing, it got Rick and the Governor to sit down and talk some terms. Looking at the silver lining though, here are some scenes worth mentioning in the episode nonetheless. I gotta say that the trailer for this episode was a bit misleading and I thought for sure that there will be a bloody confrontation at that meeting.
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Reading beyond this point might reveal some spoilers if you haven’t seen the latest episode of The Walking Dead. Proceed with caution.

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Books into Movies: Divergent and The Book Thief

Sunday, March 17, 2013 , 0 Comments

When I finished reading Divergent, I was immediately wishing that they’d make a movie out of it and it seems now that my wish is coming true. You may guess that I gave the book a stellar review at Goodreads. Divergent is the story of Tris and a society that divides its members into social groups according to their dominant trait. The groups are Dauntless, Amity, Erudite, Candor and Abnegation. The wildcards are the ones said to possess all traits and are called Divergent. Tris is one of them.
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“I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless.
I am Divergent.”

Divergent was written by Veronica Roth and for a debut novel, it was very well-written and has garnered a lot of excellent reviews from book critics worldwide. It is perfect for Hunger Games fans that are having withdrawals at having no further books to read from the series. Going back to the movie Divergent though, they have released the initial casting for the main characters in the novel. Shailene Woodley is set to play the coveted role of Tris and Jai Courtney will play the role of Tobias, the love interest of Tris in the book. The movie is also set to star Kate Winslet, Maggie Q and Aaron Eckhart.

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Have your Design be the New Mascot for Uncle Cheffy and WIN 50K Worth of GCs!

Saturday, March 16, 2013 , 0 Comments

In one of my birthdays for the past years, I took home a number of Uncle Cheffy dishes to my family and their happy affirmations about how good the food was made the dinner very enjoyable. Now, one of the country’s best in making scrumptious pizzas and barbecue meals are calling for creative enthusiasts to help them have a new mascot for their restaurant branches. So have your sketchpads and rendering media out and start doodling away. There’s much at stake, imagine 50K worth of gift certificates. That’s a lot of delicious meals to eat and enjoy.

The contest will be held until March 31, 2013 so there’s still plenty of time to conceptualize what design you want the mascot to be. The contest will be done in two stages, the five best mascot designs will be showcased in the Uncle Cheffy branches from April 10 to May 14 and diners with purchases of Php200 and above will be encouraged to vote for their favorite design. I think it’s best to rally your friends together upon your contest entry and have them vote for your design if you were lucky enough to be chosen.

The best thing is if you’re in the top 5, you’ll get 10K worth of Uncle Cheffy gift certificate and the grand prize winner will win the additional 40K. See that? It’s a win win. Think you have a great design already? Then join now. Please see the mechanics below. To view the image in higher resolution, please click on the link below it.
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Lonsdale London: For People with an Active Lifestyle

Saturday, March 16, 2013 0 Comments

The Lonsdale Brand had long since been giving athletes superior quality clothing required to go hand in hand with their physically demanding lifestyle. Although proven to be suited for the tough athlete, the Lonsdale line of clothing are also designed to provide the utmost comfort. Here’s a little background on how the Lonsdale brand came to be. It is named after Hugh Cecil Lowthers, the 5th Earl of Lonsdale whose love for boxing prompted him to back aspiring boxers in his time by organizing matches with gloves and donated the Lonsdale Belt for championship matches.
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When he died, Bernard Hart asked the 7th Earl of Lonsdale to use the name of Lonsdale as a brand for boxing clothing and equipment. The first store was opened in Beak Street, London in 1960. Now the Lonsdale brand has been loved by famous people of our time including Muhammad Ali, Tony Curtis, Evander Holyfield, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Naomi Campbell among others.

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Discovering the Taste of Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings

Thursday, March 14, 2013 0 Comments

Tucked away at the City Golf Plaza is Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings. Our new discovery for those irresistible wing cravings. If you’re not familiar with the area, City Golf Plaza is right beside the Ortigas Home Depot Complex. The small restaurant is easily recognizable outside by its wonderfully worn brick façade with the store’s modern signage standing out in black and white.
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Right outside is a vector art (for lack of a better term) of the Statue of Liberty and mock-up red and black canopies which sets it apart from the row of dining establishments beside it.
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Unique Tea Infusers

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 0 Comments

When I wrote about Yogi Tea, I was starting a new tea regimen. I’ve been trying to kick off my coffee habit and began to drink more water and tea each day. I even bought myself a tumbler with a tea infuser. Now it’s becoming a habit and I’m beginning to crave for coffee less and less. Looks like it’s working. Speaking of tea infusers, I found these unique ones on the web. I chose these because I love the creativity in their design.

Drowning Robot Tea Infuser ($8)
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Loving my New Camay Body Wash

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 , , 0 Comments

My Sunday routine usually consists of me waking up extra early to clean my car. I do this while it’s still a bit cold out and while the sun, although just a few minutes above the horizon is still not strong enough to give me a sunburn. Washing the car usually takes me an hour including wiping the car dry. It’s a weekly chore but one that I love doing anyway. After that, I’ll quickly change and then go walking (or running more often) with my dogs. For an average of six dogs, the routine takes me about an hour and a half.
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You might guess that by the time I’m done, I’ve worked up a good sweat and what I look forward to the most when I get home (aside from the yummy breakfast) is the cold shower that I will have. Last Sunday though, I had something else. I bought a new Camay Body Wash in Dynamique Grapefruit that I’ve been holding off on using.

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Lunch at Yabu: House of Katsu

Monday, March 11, 2013 0 Comments

I finally got the chance to try out the food in Yabu: House of Katsu while me and my sister were out shopping for her laptop one Saturday in SM Megamall. I heard about Yabu through the various social media channels especialy the raves on Twitter. The DJs of The Morning Rush were especially avidly tweeting about how great the food was and it worked. My curiosity kicked in but when it was newly making headlines, the line of people waiting to eat there was always crazily long. On our shopping day though (months after), we went there past lunch and there were a few vacant tables.
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