Wouldn’t you like to give someone the gift of protection this Christmas? No, not that kind of “protection.” We’re thinking along the lines of data protection which is getting to be a necessity these days with our mounting files of digital photos, music, movies, documents and the like. I was thinking that WD’s My Passport Ultra line of portable hard drives would make a great Xmas gift to my tech-savvy friends who want to protect their digital content, especially when traveling.
WD My Passport Ultra has super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity and looks sleek with its slim, compact design. It’s ideal for carrying around and even comes with a protective pouch to help shield the gadget from the daily knocks encountered by mobile users. There are four color choices and suggested retail prices in the Philippines are the following: P3,390 for the My Passport Ultra 500 GB; P4,290 for the 1 TB is and P7,290 for the 2TB.
Yes, that’s right. Am giving away five tickets worth P300 each to the Food For Change event, a unique food fair organized by Knorr in partnership with the World Food Program. It’s scheduled this Saturday, October 26 at the Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City from 6 pm onwards. Foodies and cooking aficionados can enjoy tasting samples cooked with Knorr from no less than 50 participating food concessionaires. Plus, you get more treats when you visit the Knorr booth.
To get the free tickets, simply leave a comment on why you want to go to the event and we will choose the best unique answers. You can claim the tickets in Mercato Centrale itself on Saturday.
The Food for Change event aims to help increase awareness on the alarming issues of global hunger. Total proceeds generated from the ticket sales will be matched by Knorr and donated to the WFP.
For those who appreciate the finer things in life and at the same time want to contribute to a good cause, the annual UNICEF Auction for Action is now live at www.ebay.ph/unicef where you can buy or bid on precious works from contemporary artists until Oct. 27, 10pm.
Here are some of the items on sale:
Now on its third year, UNICEF Philippines’ Auction for Action brings together works of reputable artists in art, design, furniture and jewellery to benefit the poorest, most underserved Filipino children.
This is not my car brand, but I have to admit the elegant look of the Ford Fiesta has caught my eye and turned my head several times.
And now for the news:
The Women’s World Car of the Year awards are designed primarily to reflect the preferences of women buyers through the ballot box of women motoring writers from around the world and points out that while some of the judging criteria remains consistent throughout, there are variables.
Commenting on the reasons for the selection of the Ford Fiesta as the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year and the Economy Car Award, beating out Kia Forte and Toyota Prius, UK judge Victoria MacMillan Bell said Ford’s styling gets better and better.
“The Fiesta has such a high-end look and feel to it. Pair this with the multi award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, achieving range figures and performance never before seen and this very stylish pocket rocket wins in every category, with bells on.”
The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) returns with its Get Out More (Find Something “Whoa!”) promo. While it gave away free tickets to local destinations last year, this year BPI 24/7 Banking is letting its customers get a little farther out as they treat lucky ones to all-expense-paid trips for two to bucket-list-worthy Asian destinations in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and Boracay; alongside P24,700 cash (or about $600). All of this is in partnership with AirAsia, ZestAir, and LocalRoam, the campaign’s accommodations partner.
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“The goal of this promo is to let our clients use BPI 24/7 Banking to make their transactions as fast, secure, and easy as possible. The extra minutes saved from traveling to a bank branch or payment center can instead be precious time spent with friends or loved ones. Hopefully, this will also allow them to Get Out More for traveling, so they can discover the whoa finds that Asia has to offer”, said Carlo S. Gatuslao, BPI Vice President & Division Head of the Electronic Channels Marketing & Sales Division.
TV host and weatherman Kuya Kim Atienza’s survival story is one of the most inspiring around.
Prior to his career in television, he was a watersports enthusiast who hosted two sports television shows in his youth. But then, his focus on fitness took a backseat after he ran for councilor of Manila, got married, and concentrated on his role as husband and father of three. Even after giving up politics and returning to TV, he recalls his bad eating habits, intense stress levels, and overall unhealthy lifestyle.
Then the unexpected happened. He suffered a stroke. has made him see things differently, and he has since then vowed to take better care of his health and his heart. He joined his first run only eight months after his brush with death, joined his first marathon in Bordeaux, France, and later began to add cycling and swimming to his mix of physical activities in order to train for triathlons.
Today, the 46-year-old’s lifestyle has completely transformed, and he continues to cross finish line after finish line. He watches his food intake more thoughtfully and has a renewed love for exercise. Checking his blood pressure daily is also a must. That is why no better person to pitch the latest line of Omron BP monitors than Kuya Kim.
If you happen to be in Boracay from May 2 to May 5, you can join the Berocca in Boracay Challenge. What’s at stake for the winners: a lucky Berocca drinker and three of his or her friends will win an all expenses paid trip to Boracay, and exclusive passes to join exciting Berocca organized activities on the island. In Boracay, they will enjoy fun in the sun on Boracay’s legendary beaches, and then party with Berocca drinking celebrities from dusk till dawn at Boracay’s hottest and coolest night spot, Epic.
Check out the Berocca in Boracay stations near Villa de Oro, Boracay Peninsula, La Fiesta and in Cagban Port to join the challenge.
Little known fact: award-winning dramatic actor Coco Martin worked as a young server at Max’s Fairview in 2001. It was his work stint at the resto that paved the way for him to be discovered in showbiz. One of Coco’s customers was a talent scout from one of the leading television networks and he invited Coco to an audition. The rest, as they always say, is history.
It was just a matter of time that Max’s would choose Coco as its next endorser and ambassador. “ We saw in Coco a great Filipino story of perseverance and hope with which Max’s was also built on. We see a great connection between Max’s and Coco and that’s why we believe we have found the perfect partner for Max’s,” said Edgar Allan Caper, Marketing Director for the enduring chain of restos.
School need not be the feared fortress it’s construed to be. As a high school and college student, I tried hard to be a good learner but the most I could do with the effort was to land in the top 10. Pursuing a field I loved (journalism) was the one thing I don’t regret, even as this went against the will of my mom who wanted me to pursue a more lucrative science course. I would like to think that my career choice is the reason why am happy and comfortable at this stage in my life. I may not be the one in my batch who drives a BMW or has the biggest house but am content enough not to care about what everyone else is having
Now that I am a mom myself, I try not to put the pressure on my children because I know that they will find their own way. What’s important is that they develop the discipline for learning, human relations and street smarts to cope with whatever life deals them later on.
I guess the Multiple Intelligence theory supports me on this matter. In the recent 2012 Superkids Conference, co-sponsored by Progress Pre- School GOLD, renowned learning expert Dr. Thomas Armstrong said intelligence is not just about academics.
“We are all born with the capacity for the 7 types of Multiple Intelligences- self, people, picture, logic, music, body, and word, but certain intelligences develop in different ways, and some at certain points of a child’s life,” Dr. Armstrong explained.
Top of the Citi and Chef Jessie at the Rockwell Club, both in Makati, are some of the must-try fining dining restaurants in Manila. When it’s simply not possible for you to go to these places, learn how to make light, healthy and delicious dishes from the master herself, Chef Jessie Sincioco in a class she will present at The Maya Kitchen on January 26, 9am to 1pm.
Among the dishes that Chef Jessie will teach in the class are: Sweet & Regular Potato and Yam Chips with Tzatziki, Salad from “MY” Garden any and all greens that one can find in their
garden with a special Chef Jessie’s dressing, Steamed Organically Grown Jade Perch en Papillote, Ostrich with Bourguignonne Sauce & Assorted Mushrooms Roulade Served with herbed couscous and choice vegetables. She tops off this impressive gourmet spread with a demo on how to make souffle.