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Get Your Google Nexus 7 from Smart

Google Nexus 7 Slanted

Are you planning to gift yourself a tablet device this Christmas? Here’s good news! You can get your Google Nexus 7 from Smart on installment at 0% interest! Starting November 30, 2012, Google Nexus 7 can be pre-ordered from Smart as it offer one of the most-awaited Android tablet under its Smart Bro Flexisurf mobile broadband plans. As stated on the telecom’s website, one can simply sign up for a Smart Bro Flexisurf Pocket WiFi plan 599 for a chance to own this awesome gadget for only P600 a month for 24 months at 0% interest. Don’t have a credit card? Not a problem, because accorfding to Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services head Mr Lloyd Manaloto, even non-credit card holders can avail of this great deal. No doubt that Nexus 7 is one of the hottest tablet to hit the market. This 7-inch stunner has a powerful quad core ...

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Cook Magazine – 12 Years of Connecting Foodies

Cook Magazine Celebrates 12 Years at Holiday Glam Bash

Market-leading food publication Cook Magazine celebrates 12 years of connecting foodies with an early Christmas gathering dubbed “Holiday Glam Bash” at F1 Hotel last November 22nd. Led by the management and staff, the event was well-attended by advertisers, friends, partners and guests. Food, drinks and special treats flourished at one of the function rooms of F1 Hotel while everyone in attendance enjoyed gets entertained and rub elbows with friends and new acquaintances. With the goal of differentiating restaurant food and home-cooked meals, Cook Magazine began it’s circulation in 2000. It was designed & written for Filipino, ensuring quality articles and recipes that are made for and by food lovers. The magazine featured artisan foods in the past covering meals to snacks, beverages, meats and seafood. But the publication has also featured a great deal of sweets, from candies, cookies, chocolates, brownies and desserts. Readers can now look forward to a ...

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Harness the Sun with Solar Power in the Philippines

Solar Panels on ADB Rooftop Installed by Green Heat

The power of the sun can be harnessed with the use of solar power and it’s now available in the Philippines. This is a very timely development since the need to protect the environment is ever increasing, not only in our country, but in the whole world. As a tropical country, we will definitely benefit from solar power technology, not only in terms of minimizing carbon footprint but also in saving money along the way. Using photovoltaic panels or PVs, the system stores the energy from the sun to generate electric power. The electricity can be used in homes and offices to power equipment and/or appliances. Green Heat (GH), a locally-owned company involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar PV systems, offers this technology now. The company has the expertise and experience to do the job. Reducing carbon footprint can be done because there’s less amount of fossil ...

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The Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Set on Nov 29 to Dec 2 at SMX Convention Center

Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology

The Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology will be holding its Annual Meeting on November 29 to December 2 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The event entitled “Translational Ophthalmology: from Basics to Clinics,” new developments in the eye health care will be presented at the meeting where over 1,400 participants coming from across the nation and neighboring countries are expected to join. Dr. Bhupendra Patel of the University of Utah, USA, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld of the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, USA, and Dr. Karl Golnik of the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Eye Institute, USA, Dr. Evelyn Paysse of Texas Children’s Hospital USA, Dr.Jennifer Sun of Joslin Diabetes Center USA and Dr. Zuraidah Mustari from Hospital Nor Zahirah, Malaysia, are among the speakers at the PAO Annual Meeting. The event comes at the heel of the 3rd Biennial Scientific Meeting currently being held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza ...

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The Miss Earth 2012 Evening Gown Competition (Group 3)

Winners at the Miss Earth 2012 Evening Gown Competition - Group 3

Later this evening, one international beauty will crowned Miss Earth 2012. Last November 15th, I was able to witness the prestigious beauty pageant’s group 3 evening gown competition at the SMDC Grand Showroom in Pasay City. This is my first time to be surrounded with 27 international beauties and i can’t help but be enthralled at their captivating personalities. These ladies are beauty queens in their own right. I can’t help but admire God’s creation as I look at each of them. Imagine if they all look alike? That would be boring. While the delegates walk towards the stage, each of their personal videos are played out for the audience to watch. It serves as an introduction and gives everyone present at the event an idea of what their advocacy is all about. As we know, the Miss Earth Beauty Pageant is not just about beauty, but also in promoting ...

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The Araneta Center Belen Lighting Ceremony Signals the Yuletide Season

Araneta Center Belen Display in the evening

As one who resides near Cubao, Quezon City, I had fondest memories of Christmas as a kid at the Araneta Center. I can still remember the animated display of COD, the ever festive Fiesta Carnival, attending the mass at the Araneta Coliseum, etc. The shopping complex has changed through the years, but it has managed to still celebrate Christmas. Recently there was the giant Christmas Tree lighting event which I was not fortunate to attend. Then I learned about the Araneta Center Belen Lighting. I have been passing by this display every Christmas that I didn’t notice it’s been 20 years now since the Belen was put up. A traditional Filipino Christmas icon that depicts the birth of Jesus Christ, I prefer this over the other display because it depicts the true meaning of Christmas. I was at the Araneta Center Belen Lighting Ceremony, which signals that the Yuletide season ...

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Free Movie Day on December 8 by SM Cinema e-Plus Card

SM Cinema - ePlus Free Movie Pass on December 8

Hey movie buffs! We’re in for a cool treat this December. SM Cinema e-Plus Card treats us to a free movie at SM Cinema Theaters on December 8. This is awesome, a perfect way to showcase the e-Plus Card membership experience. For those not familiar, e-Plus Card is SM Cinema’s prepaid loyalty card that can be reloaded with P500 and P1,000 load denominations. Card members get free snacks when the card is reloaded. This product offering was launched on April 2012 and I have been enjoying the perks of being a member. For those who’s been following my blog, I’m sure you’re already aware that I frequent SM Cinema theaters. I have used their online ticketing system, including the mobile service using GCash since 2011. In addition, all SM Cinema theaters are digital and it makes the whole movie experience better. On my birthday, December 8, we all get to ...

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Join the 2nd OFW & Family Summit on Nov 22, 2012

2nd OFW & Family Summit

Join the 2nd OFW & Family Summit set on November 22, 2012, 8am to 4pm at the World Trade Center. This yearly summit aims to provide OFWs and families with business ideas and livelihood opportunities. A project of the Villar Foundation in partnership with GoNegosyo, the first summit held last year attracted over 5,000 participants. The event focuses on OFWs and their families, thus attendees can expect all activities at the event to cater to this sector of the society. The programs and the exhibitors are made to cater to their interests, requirements and concerns. This year’s summit revolves under the theme “Hanep Na Ang Buhay Dahil May Hanap Buhay” and will be attended by various speakers including Villar Foundation’s Managing Director, Mrs. Cynthia Villar and Mr. Joey Concepcion of GoNegosyo. Spotting business opportunities, financial literacy and presentations on other business opportunities such as franchising, direct selling, real estate salesmanship, product ...

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SM City Manila Kicks Off Christmas by Giving Kids Gifts

Kids with Mayor Lim and SM Execs at SM City Manila - Christmas 2012 Launch

November 11 was an early Christmas gift-giving for the kids in Manila at the SM City Manila‘s Christmas Launch led by Mayor Alfredo Lim and SM Executives. As the mall kicks off Christmastime in the Philippines with a formal unveiling of their Santa Claus display, they also encourages everyone to give this Yuletide Season. To prove that they practice what they preach, a simple program was held at the shopping center’s Upper Ground Floor area near the entrance where kids from Caritas joined the festivities. Everyone, including the shoppers passing by were treated to a short program which included Christmas carols. Kids were not left behind too, with Santa Claus, clowns and McDonald’s mascot Birdie. After the ribbon-cutting and the official lighting of the Santa Claus display, confetti filled the place and the kids started to line up to receive their SM Ecobags filled with treats. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim ...

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CM Storm is the Official Gaming Gear for Assassin’s Creed 3 in Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Cool Master's CM Storm and Assassin's Creed

Cooler Master is proud to announce that CM Storm, the PC gaming line from the company, is the official gaming gear of Assassin’s Creed III in Australia, New Zealand , Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Special white editions of the CM Storm Scout 2 and Stryker chassis, Sonuz gaming headset, Quick Fire Pro keyboard, and mouse pad will be on display for the Assassin’s Creed III road shows and at different shops. As a special offer, from December 1st until January 31, 2013, any purchase of CM Storm Scout 2 white edition, CM Storm Trooper or any CM Storm gears will have chances to win copies of Assassin’s Creed III game pack and limited edition Assassin’s mouse pad, hoodies, t-shirts and more. In order to be eligible, simply register the purchased product at http://apac.coolermaster.com/ACIII/ starting December 1st 2012. Assassin’s Creed III is the fifth ...

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