May 21, 2013 by ajay
It was refreshing to see today’s hottest love team Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (also known as Kathniel) in a culminating activity for #GandangDiMoInakala recently. This is a campaign by Procter & Gamble’s Ganda Trio brands Olay, Rejoice & Whisper to showcase the remarkable transformations of ordinary Filipinas. Hundreds of participants submitted before-and-after photos of themselves to highlight their change. Then the winners enjoyed a makeover session and an exclusive opportunity to meet Kathryn and Daniel in person.
First impressions: the young Daniel really rocks it when it comes to good looks and sex appeal. As a “teenspiration” for many right now, he is all for the youth’s expressing their individuality and uniqueness as a way of finding their mark in the world. We just hope Daniel doesn’t let success get into his head and he will surely go places like his famous uncle Robin.
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May 20, 2013 by ajay
There is an ongoing controversy about the opening of SM Aura in Taguig but allow me to launch this rather belated photo chronology of its opening last week which was the most star-studded I’ve seen in recent years (with no less than Hollywood A-lister Sarah Jessica Parker attending)
The Philippines’ richest man Henry Sy (in wheelchair) was there with son Hans and other members of the family to inaugurate their latest mall together with senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano (in pink). Amid the fanfare about SM Aura, it makes me wonder how they are all going to solve their problem with the Bases Conversion Development Authority.
I was in a click, click! mode as I saw Gretchen Barretto descend the escalator with daughter Dominique.
Model Georgina Wilson gamely posed for a photo as she waited for her turn to see Sarah Jessica Parker in the SM Prestige Lounge holding room.
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May 17, 2013 by ajay
Sex and the City was one TV show I never failed to watch in the ’90s, and I always awaited the narration of Carrie Bradshaw at the beginning of each show. One quotable quote:
“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well that’s fabulous.”
I would never have imagined meeting her in this lifetime – the girl I loved for her brains as much as her spunk and of course, her fashion sense. It wasn’t necessarily Carrie who was in Manila today, but Sarah Jessica Parker was even better in person. My fan mode was totally on upon seeing her up close
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May 15, 2013 by ajay
Sarah Jessica Parker fans (like me) will be thrilled with this piece of news from our friends in SM Store:
“Sarah Jessica Parker arrived in Manila at exactly 6:45pm last night. She was a surprisingly simple and down-to-earth, she even lined up at immigration herself!
She was quickly whisked away and slipped into her limo but as soon as she got to her hotel, she took time to saying Hi to everyone and even stopped to admire the musicians playing at the hotel. As soon as the quartet was done with their rendition of “New York, New York”, she applauded the quartet and exclaimed “Wonderful!”
“She is one of the sweetest and most wonderful Hollywood celebrities in the world! She was really friendly and sincere.” , says the SM Store’s Senior Manager for Digital Marketing, Jason Alvarez.
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May 14, 2013 by ajay
We’ve seen the construction of the giant mall located along C5 in Taguig (near Bonifacio Global City) called The SM Aura and now we’re surprised it’s actually opening this week with no less than Hollywood actress Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City fame as guest of honor.
SM Aura’s Facebook page says the mall will open on Friday, May 17 but SJP a.k.a Carrie Bradshaw will be meeting her fans and the press in an event before that. SM Aura Premier is poised to be a high-end mall and they’re right in choosing the Hollywood style icon to be their opening day VIP. Mostly, we’re also excited about SM Aura’s unveiling because they will also be introducing new brands to Manila like Suiteblanco, Stefanel and Petit Bateau.
This SM Aura Premier photo from their Facebook page:
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May 6, 2013 by ajay
(In photo: JV Ejercito on the campaign trail with son Julio)
JV Estrada is the only senatorial candidate we have touched based with so far, in the run up to next week’s national elections. In keeping with his commitment to be a true-blue netizen, his social media team has been active in making sure that his message is put across.
We don’t think it works against JV that he’s an Estrada by blood and by name. He says it is more important that his track record as former San Juan City mayor and legislator speak for itself.
On being mayor: “We were able to raise our income from P300 million annually when I started as a leader of the city and this rose to P1.1 billion during my last day in office. In effect, our income quadrupled, even if I was in the opposition,” JV said.
“Because of good fiscal management we were able to implement all our dream projects. We had a new City Hall, we were able to establish a state university which is funded by the local government. But for me, the biggest accomplishment is being able to uplift the living conditions of our people. San Juan has the lowest poverty incidence among the LGUs all over the country. Because of our vibrant economy, we were able to give jobs and opportunities to a lot of citizens,” he added.
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May 1, 2013 by ajay
In the ideal world, wouldn’t it be nice if the people we elect into public office responded to our Facebook rants, added us on LinkedIn or tweeted using our @username. At least it would give some semblance that he/she is in touch with the real world where everyone is net-connected.
Of the senatorial candidates at present, JV Ejercito Estrada is proud to be a true-blue netizen. He’s positive about building up a legacy of active online engagement with 102,480 followers on his Facebook account and 20,837 on Twitter. His father, Erap Estrada, has a Klout score of 83 but JV isn’t far behind with a score of 74.
In photo: JV (left) with Gov. Joey Salceda of Albay and fellow UNA senatorial candidate Migs Zubiri
JV can often be found tweeting his reply when asked about the issues of the day. Of the recent survey results showing him to be on the top 5 or top 7 of leading senatoriables, he had this to say on his Twitter: “I am still thankful that I am in the winning circle in the latest SWS-BW survey. This survey period was when my political ads went off the air because of financial reasons. Still lucky to be in the magic 12 in spite of the problems we in the opposition encounter.”
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April 15, 2013 by ajay
The complete list of winners in Bb. Pilipinas 2013:
Bb. Pilipinas Universe – Arielle Arida
Bb. Pilipinas International – Bea Rose Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism – Joanna Cindy Miranda
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational – Mutya Johanna Datul
1st runner up – Pia Wurtzbach
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April 15, 2013 by ajay
A truly Filipina beauty. This is 23-year old Ariella Arida of Alaminos, Laguna who was declared Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2013 in last night’s pageant (which we covered) at Smart Araneta Coliseum. It was truly celebratory because Bb. Pilipinas is turning 50 golden years in 2013 and this year’s batch were all lovely!
Ariella or Ara for short is a chemistry graduate from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos. During her teeange years, she was the lead majorette for her town’s drum & lyre band and also played volleyball. She stands five feet 7 1/2 inches tall.
In our fearless forecast of pageant result, we did say she would be on the Top 8. Even if she was already on stage in her crown and scepter, we caught Arielle breaking down several times. She probably couldn’t believe she would be adjudged the fairest of them all. Congratulations!
Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2013 in a tender moment with her mom…
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April 13, 2013 by ajay
Previously, I wrote about the Top 8 candidates who will make it to Bb. Pilipinas 2013. Since then, one of the bets we featured, Therese Fenger has withdrawn (reportedly due to a sexy FHM pictorial). So we’re revising our Top 8 list and making it to a Top 10. I am sure the rest of the country’s (gay) population are just excited as you and me about watching tomorrow’s pageant.
Who’s gonna make it to the Magic 10? Here’s our list:
1. Cassandra Naidas – her mom’s a Korean
(Photo courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas)
2. Amanda Noelle Navasero
3. Hannah Ruth Sison
4. Anna Fernandina Buquid
5. Ma. Angelica De Leon
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