Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Star Gazing at The ASTRONOMY WEEK at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center

Last FEBRUARY 24, 2012, after I fetch my 2 sons at school. the first question they asked me is "where are we going Mama?". Of course that is a Friday, so as a prize to them, I told them we're going to the Nido Fortified Discover Science Center.

They have been there a couple of times so I didn't see any excitement on their faces. But still they I can see that they wanted to go.

It was the NATIONAL ASTRONOMY WEEK at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center. Last week, I was able to be part of the unveiling the Astronomy week. Just like any mom would do, to help be more aware of what the Universe is all about, I decided to bring them here. I know the infos are way to big for their ages and minds to grasp but at least I was able to expose them. Here's to a mom hoping I could educate them about the Universe by bringing them here.

We came around 4p and attend the film showing and then around 9pm we went out by the bay to start the STAR GAZING activity.

My two boys Lj ans Zeus before the Film Showing

SirMartin George was nice enough to have a photo-op with me and LJ

 This photo was taken before the actual Star gazing. My kids was still up on their even though it's a bit late already. I, too felt excited. It was my first time to see the planets and star a bit closer.

My eldest, Lj. I'm thankful for the experience because we didn't have to
 go far to have this kind of activity.

The students were kind enough to hold him a bit high so my son could peep in  the telescope.

Of course I wouldn't pass up on this experience!

If you want the latest about Science and Technology in bit of engaging and creative way, troop with your kids to The NIDO FORTIFIED SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER SM Mall of Asia. It is open Monday to Sunday.

Monday, February 27, 2012

CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA Celebrates10th Year Anniversary with FIRST CLASS: Outbound Expanded Edition Album

Last February 28, 2012 at 55 Events Place Tomas Morato Q.C., Diamond Asianation Christian Bautista as ushers with the release of his highly-anticipated First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition album. The album comes with a Limited Edition Coffee table book that marks his 10th Anniversary in Showbiz. It includes 9 new tracks, 5 hits from the original Outbound, and new recording of his earlier hits HANDS TO HEAVEN and THE WAY YOU LOOK AT ME.

In this event, He will sing some of the songs from this album, and with performances of SAM CONCEPCION and NEOCOLORS.

I remember I first saw Christian Bautista when he joined Star In a Million singing contest ABS-CBN Channel 2,together with other artists like Eric Santos and the likes. From his stint at Star in a Million , I know a lot of people will agree with me that He really has potential from there on.

And now I am proud and honored that I am not just a fan here watching him perform. Christian Bautista has come along way from joining this singing contest, to being released as an artist in Asia, to joining International play Kitchen Musical, Christian has made it big in time for his 10th year in Showbiz.

"We've worked hard to get the perfect original songs to be included in this album,"states Christian. "I am extremely happy also that I was given this chance to re-record two of my biggest hits-Hands To Heaven and The Way You look At Me . Recording those tracks brought so many memories".

In this album, FIRST CLASS: OUTBOUND EXPANDED EDITION ALBUM, Christian Bautista has collaborated some of his songs with ANGELINE QUINTO (In Love With You) and KC CONCEPCION (We Could Be In LOVE) and as part of of his 10th year celebration in the business Christian goes full circle by having a duet with Sam Concepcion in the song RESCUE, composed by Singapore-based Tat Tong . And last but not the least with famed band NEOCOLORS with Christian's Original Song SASABIHIN.

The album also includes impressive original tracks like LOVE YOU THIS MUCH, LET GO, and WHOLE. The theme of A SPECIAL SYMPHONY, I'M ALREADY KING, is also included with OUTBOUND tracks All THAT'S LEFT, FAITH, WHAT CAN I DO, UNPHOTOGRAPHABLE.

'This is a very important album, so I am really hoping everyone can support me", admits Christian. "We have worked hard to make this album a fitting tribute to my 10 years in showbiz".

The limited edition Coffee table book with CD is available in all National Bookstore outlets and other bookstores and record stores nationwide.

You can also download the full song here at

Here's the Tracklist:

  1. ) Beautiful To Me
  2. )In Love With You with Angeline Quinto
  3. )Love You with This Much
  4. )We could Be In Love with KC CONCEPCION 
  5. )Let Go 
  6. )Rescue You with Sam Concepcion
  7. )Whole
  8. )I'm Already King
  9. )In My Arms with BABY M
  10. )Sasabihin with Neocolors
  11. )What Can I Do
  12. )Faith
  13. )Unphotograpahable
  14. )All That's Left
  15. )Love Moves In Mysterious Ways 
  16. )Hands To Heaven featuring Zia Quizon
  17. )The Way You Look At Me

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Movies 2 Watch : More about Exorcism at "The Devil Inside"

On Octobre 30, 1989, Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) committed a triple murder during an exorcism performed on her. The Catholic Church became involved, and she has since been in a Catholic psychiatric hospital in Rome. The film shows a news story and police investigation showing the three members of the clergy whom she murdered. Her daughter, Isabella, learned of the murders from her father, who died three days after telling her.

Twenty years later, Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) is in the process of filming a documentary about exorcisms, and to find out more about her mother, she visits a school in Rome. She meets two priests, Ben (Simon Quarterman) and David (Evan Helmuth). Ben and David take Isabella with them on an exorcism performed on Rosalita (Bonnie Morgan). They bring along medical equipment to determine if it's possession or mental illness. Rosalita attacks the crew after spouting out obscene remarks in different languages and accents. She calls Isabella by her name, despite not knowing her. Eventually, they get her under control.

When Isabella goes to visit her mother, Maria, in the asylum, she finds that her mother also speaks in different accents and has paintings all over the walls. She has inverted crosses carved into her arms and her bottom lip. Maria tells Isabella that killing a child is against God's will, then lets out an ear-shattering scream. Isabella tells David and Ben that she had an abortion years ago and her mother had no way of knowing that—another sign that showed possible possession. 

After analyzing the data from the video and audio files, they present the evidence to the Church. David shows many signs of stress, as Ben plays the audio files over and over, listening to the part where Maria says "I know what you did". Ben then finds that there are four different demons speaking in unison in a different clip.

The international cast includes Fernanda Andrade as Isabela Torelli, Simon Quarterman as Ben, Evan Helmuth as David, Suzan Crowley as Maria, Ionut Grama and at Bonnie Morgan II.

DEVIL INSIDE” is a Paramount Pictures Presentation directed by Brent Bell and is distributed locally by  United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation. Showing on February 29 in your favorite theatres.

MAX'S Chicken Now only Php299!

MAX’S RESTAURANT, the brand that has captured the hearts of Filipinos for more than sixty years has rolled out the biggest chicken take-out treat ever. Starting February 20, customers can make the beeline to Max’s Restaurants anywhere in the country and bring home their favorite Regular Fried Chicken for a significantly good take-out deal of PhP299, saving PhP76 from the original price. 

Meet The DINE & DRIVE Promo Winners of SM FOOD COURT

When visiting the mall, it has not been a problem for me and my family as to where we would eat after our mall hop. I just love trying out different food and retaurants, that's why whenever we visit SM SUPERAMALLS it has been hassle-free. As I have observe SM SUPERMALLS has been giving their services a boost to ensure their customers are satisfied.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Movies 2 Watch: "The Devil Inside" PREVIEW

In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi confessing that she had brutally killed three people. Twenty years later, her daughter Isabella seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed.

Her entire life, Isabella Torelli believed her mother brutally murdered three people because she was clinically insane. After being told the murders occurred during an exorcism she sets out to discover the truth.

However, while documenting her experience with a film crew in Italy, she becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms when she recruits two young exorcists to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion. The they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria.

The brilliant cast includes Fernanda Andrade as Isabela Torelli, Simon Quarterman as Ben, Evan Helmuth as David, Suzan Crowley as Maria, Ionut Grama and at Bonnie Morgan II.

“DEVIL INSIDE” is a Paramount Pictures Presentation directed by Brent Bell and is distributed locally by  United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation. Showing soon in in your favorite theatres.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SBARRO : More Ways To Dine Ala-SBARRO Way

I had fun last Tues (Feb 7, 2012), as we were invited by SBARRO Glorietta5 for an EXCLUSIVE BLOGGERS NIGHT.

SBARRO has been one of my favorite family hang-out when we were just small especially SM City North Edsa. During week ends, my Dad and Mom would always bring us to the mall and after doing our weekly grocery, it's pizza time!

So when they invited me come over for a Bloggers' Night, hesitation was miles faraway from my mind. Sbarro Glorietta 5 has been  our generous host along with the other peeps from SBARRO Head office.

Our night started with a feast! And when I say "FEAST", it is a feast!  Drown yourselves with SBARRO FOOD LOVIN'


ZITTI ( choice of Tomato or Alfredo sauce)

Green Garden Salad

Spaghetti ( choice of Tomato,Alfredo or Meat)

10"inch thin crust pizza (Super Supreme)

10"inch thin crust Pizza (White Pizza)

During the event, Sbarro served us their newest offering good for 4 HUNGRY PEOPLE! It is the FESTA ITALIANA for only Php779. It includes your choice of 2 10 inch thin crust pizza, half of Chicken Macaroni and Green Garden Salad, Zitti, Spaghetti, and a 1.5 liter of Coke.

Upon serving these on our table, I was overwhelmed because I a very good eater but this time I'm threatened!, Threatened that I cannot finish this meal by myself. But the good thing is FESTA ITALIANA is much better when shared with family and friends.

With that Sbarro is not yet over with its generosity, they even raffled SBARRO GC's and most "feasting" in the eyes is the iPAD 2. Yeah they even raffled an iPAD 2 and a table mate won it. Oh my, I almost believed that we were his lucky charm that night.

Lucky Jay-L with Lucky Charm Krystle Pingol

I had fun that night most especially I was able to have dinner at SBARRO GLORIETTA 4 with Fab friends plus my 2 kids.

I had another Sbarro post watch out for it!

(WEEK 2) The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2012: UNITED KINGDOM vs SPAIN

Yesterday I was present again at the week 2 presentation of the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2012 at SM MALL of ASIA. and this time the competing countries are United Kingdom and Spain. As usual, SM MALL of ASIA was again flocked by an enormous number of audience to watch this spectacle of music combined with the best pyrotechnics of other countries.

This competition never failed to amaze. It was also an effort for me to go to SM MALL of ASIA, but with the awesome effort that the competing countries, I must say it was worth it.

WEEK 2 Competitors:


-is an international fireworks display company with offices in the U.K and Australia. They provide all types of pyrotechnic display design, installation, delivery and consultancy services around the world. Their shows are delivered using the latest computer technology from FireOne in the USA and supported by design and visualization software using the Showism 3D simulation package.

Their effects are great only up to the middle,hope they extended it till the end.


-it won the Championship title in the 2009-2010 Global fest Fireworks Competition held in Calgary, Canada.
Despite the youth of their fireworks company, which was formed in 1984, it has established value to its stage name Pyrotechnics Turis. now almost all of Spain and the rest of the world acknowledge them for their phenomenal fireworks display.

As the competition moves on its 3rd week, more special effects are seen, I'm so excited to see what's up for the competitors for the 3rd week of competitions.

For more information like tickets and schedule pleas like them on Facebook here and alsothe Facebook Fanpage of  SM MALL of ASIA, where all the big events in the metro are happening.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Movies: 2 Watch: Film Inspires Author, Book Inspires Scorsese

Growing up in a section of New York City known as ‘Little Italy’ in the 1940’s and 1950’s, a young Martin Scorsese found a deep connection inside the movie houses of the time- not just to the experience of viewing motion pictures, but also a closeness to his father, who sat with him in the darkened auditorium, fostering the future filmmaker’s nascent love of the art form. So when Brian Selznick’s award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret landed on his (Scorsese) desk via prolific producer Graham King, …the OscarR-winning filmmaker found the tale profoundly resonant.

Scorsese remembers, “I was given the book about four years ago, and it was one of those experiences…I sat down and read it completely, straight through. There was an immediate connection to the story of the boy, his loneliness, his association with the cinema, with the machinery of creativity. The mechanical objects in the film, including cameras, projectors, and automatons, make it possible for Hugo to reconnect with his father. And mechanical objects make it possible for the filmmaker Georges Melies to reconnect with his past, and with himself.”

For Scorsese, “It was particularly the vulnerability of a child alone that was striking. Hugo’s living in the walls of this giant engine of a sort-the train station-on his own, and he’s trying to make that connection with his father, whom he has lost.”

“Hugo” is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home.

Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy AwardR –winning director, Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. Today, the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3D film “Hugo”.

For this, Scorsese has assembled an impressive acting ensemble comprised of rising new talent working alongside venerated stars of the stage and motion pictures, including Ben Kingsley as Georges Melies, Sacha Baron Cohen as Station Inspector, Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret, Chloe Grace Moretz as Isabelle, Ray Winstone as Uncle Claude, Emily Mortimer as Lisette, Christopher Lee as Monsieur Labisse, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la TourRichard Griffiths, Jude Law, Kevin Eldon, Gulliver McGrath, and Shaun Aylward.
The movie ”Hugo”is a Paramount Pictures presentation and is distributed locally by United International Pictures thru Solar Entertainment Corporation. A Post-Valentine treat showing at your favorite theaters starting  February 15.

This is a must watch,,and good for your family too

Monday, February 20, 2012


I have been blogging for almost two years and I must say, most of the experiences was all worth it. And even on the first months of blogging, I am fortunate to have known NUFFNANG. NUFFNANG is a blog advertising community. And during that time that I was still of a noob , visiting the site has been helpful to me. And not mention is my very first event as a blogger is The Johnson & Johnson Bedtime series.

Nuffnang has given me a lot of opportunities like meeting fellow "nuffies" through their events. Being a nuffnanger member has help me develop my blogging skills by joining the different contests that they have online.

So now that they are near their 5th year as a community that helps bloggers , I want to congratulate NUFFNANG PHILIPPINES Team. And thank them as well by helping new bloggers like me. With the coming years for Nuffnang, I hope that they continue to help the members through this community.



Saturday, February 18, 2012

Movies 2 Watch: Watch "WAR HORSE" at 50% off at any SM CINEMAS

SM CINEMA, the country’s biggest film exhibitor, in partnership with Walt Disney  Studios Motion Pictures Philippines, a leading film distribution company, will hold the exclusive screening of WAR HORSE starting February 29, 2012.

War Horse is a drama that follows a friendship between a young man and a horse set against during the World War I times. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg. The stars is lead by Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan and Emily Watson.


War Horse is about a young man named ALBERT (Jeremy Irvine) and a horse (Joey) his father bought. This epic movie chronicles the exploits of Albert and Joey after they are separated by war and how they were reunited.

The story begins when an English farming family buys a horse despite not having enough money. For the couples Ted  and Rosie Narracott the horse is nothing but a loss. But their young son ALBERT is resolute in his decision to tame and train the horse. Albert and Joey became friends , but when the war breaks out the two are separated. Joey was sold to a British Calvary officer and thereon follows the various and amazing relationships that JOEY has establish with everyone he has encountered in his adventures. Among these are, German Soldiers, British Calvary and a French farmer and his granddaughter.

The film is based on a novel by MICHAEL MORPURGO. The screenplay was by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis. The film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy.

War Horse won in the 69th Golden Globe Awards for BEST MOTION PICTURE (Drama) and Best Original Score.

The film is released by DreamWorks Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines. It is rated G by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

The movie WAR HORSE has amazingly touched the human emotion and values. It has made believe in that everything that you do, one most hold on to his convictions and should be proud of what one has done.

The movie WAR HORSE is a must-watch movie because it has many moral values it can impart on its viewers.

And for everyone to have a chance to watch WAR HORSE, SM CINEMA will be selling tickets staring February 20, 2012. Movie-goers gets 50% discount on movie ticket when they buy ticket from February 20-28 for screenings from 10:00 am-2:00pm on the first week of showing. With 233 SM CINEMAS in 41 branches nationwide, movie-goers can catch the movie in any SM Mall he/she is near.

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What's New ?: THE NIDO SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER Presents 2012: The Universe Survives.

Last year we were bombarded with an alarming news that world will end in 2012. But is it really true? What are the facts ? Does the things we knew about it enough to calm us down? But hey it’s already 2012! Why don’t we visit The NIDO SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER and learn altogether what it is with the supposedly apocalypse? And let’s hear and see what Physics and Astrophysics have to say about the end of the world.

International guest speakers like Dr. Reinabelle Reyes (University of Chicago),Mr.George Martin (International Planetarium Society) are just some of the speakers invited for the upcoming ASTRONOMY COVENTION SEMINAR to be held at The Nido Science Discovery Center. 

I’ve been here the past year with my kids, with a purpose to have them learn more about the world around us. For me it is really but beneficial that we as parents encourage our kids to be more curious on what’s happening in the world around us. We are the first ones who should be eager so as to encourage them more and have them aware of what’s happening with world. So after the launch I will schedule to have a visit here again at The NIDO SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER with my kids because this is another learning experience they haven’t discover yet.

So to let you guys in on what the International Speakers will conduct in these series of Symposia, here are some of the facts that they’ll discuss:

In some quarters, 2012 evokes a harrowing vision of the end of the world. Speculations grounded on religious and similar perspectives have a long provenance. Part of the symposium will focus on what Physics and AstroPhysics have to say about the end of the world as we know it.

Only Planets Mercury and Venus can pass between the Earth and the Sun. These events are called TRANSITS, during which we see these planets appearing as circular black dots appear to slowly move across the Sun’s face. Although Transits of mercury happen about 13 times each century, transits of Venus are rare. They occur in pairs separated by 8 years, following thereafter the next pairs occurs more than a century later.

On June 6 this year, Venus transits the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. In the past, the transits were very important , as they were used to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Today, we have no need of this method. However, the rarity of these events and the colorful history of their observation capture public attention.

The Speakers:

Dr. Reinabelle Reyes will tackle “The Birth and Death of the Milky Way. She will tell and use the latest cosmological simulations to tell the story of how galaxies in the Universe have formed over the last ten billion years and how our own Milky Way galaxy will meet its end a “mere” 3 billion years from now.

Mr. George Martin
He will discuss an out-of-the-world topic- “A little Black Dot: The Transit of Venus”.
Reading this information excites me because all along we knew everything there is to know about our dear planet and how the other affects its existence. Though my kids will be too young comprehend all these, I still think it will contribute a lot in terms of knowledge, who knows later on their education , they will somehow use these knowledge.

Don’t forget to visit The Nido Science Discovery Center located at G/F Southside Entertainment Hall, SM MALL of ASIA, Pasay City. Call 5562193 for more information.

SEMINAR SCHEDULES are as follows:

February 18, 2012 – 4:30pm-830pm Symposium / 9:00pm-10:30pm Star Gazing
February 24, 2012 – 6:00-8:30pm Symposium / 9-10pm Star gazing
February 25, 2012 4:00pm-8:30pm Symposium

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