Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shaolin (The New Shaolin Temple 2011) - Film Review

- The Action was great!
- Effects were okay.
- The Drama was great!
- The story was good.
- The acting was superb!

Another Kung-Fu film but with less flying ^_^ A truly great movie with moral lessons, unlike other new films nowadays. The minor comedy brought by Jacki Chan was sufficient enough to make the film even greater. A film with combination of Action, Drama and Comedy.

Rating: 9 out of 10 Stars (because it is subtitled) ^_^

Tattoo Party Contest (P&P Tattoo and Art - Party Fuel Mobile Bar)

Get the chance to WIN Php 10,000 worth of  Tattoo GC's and 2-hours of free flowing alcohol for 30 people! All these courtesy of:

P&P Tattoo and Body Art 


Party Fuel Mobile Bar!

-contest picture-


Simply re-post the contest picture on the fan page wall of P&P Tattoo and Body Art and on the wall of Party Fuel Mobile Bar. The Contestant with the most combined "likes" wins.

Good Luck! Let's Party and get Inked! ^_^ 

 To know more, Pls Visit:

Contest Ends on Feb 4, 2011. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

HTC 7 Mozart User Trials Promo

Good news to all smartphone lovers! HTC together with HardwareZone and HWM Philippines will be having a promo. A user trial promo on Facebook. The lucky individuals will be road testing the latest Microsoft mobile OS, the Windows Phone 7 and the multimedia power of HTC 7 Mozart smartphone.

To Quote:

"How to join? It is simple.

1.    Visit the official fan page of the HTC 7 Mozart User Trials Promo on Facebook and be a fan of it by clicking the “Like” button.
2.    Post on the Wall of the fan page a photo of yourself with your current mobile phone or smartphone and answer the question “What is your idea of an ultimate entertainment experience with the HTC 7 Mozart?” A participant is limited to submitting one entry only.
3.    Once your photo and answer are posted, send us an email to containing the following details:
Name: ___________________________________________
Age: _____________________________________________
Home address: ____________________________________
Landline / Mobile phone number: ____________________
Link to the entry: ___________________________________

Only ten (10) lucky participants will be chosen to road test a unit of HTC 7 Mozart for a period of one month. During the user trials, the testers are required to log on to Facebook, and must share their thoughts about the smartphone and discuss their opinions with one another on the user trials’ fan page. They are also required to accomplish the tasks given by the fan page moderator.

The top three testers with the most relevant insights and who were able to accomplish the tasks satisfactorily will get to keep their HTC 7 Mozart, whereas the remaining seven (7) testers will get to avail of a 50% discount off on their trial unit.

Wait no more! Take part and start experiencing ultimate entertainment with the HTC 7 Mozart and Windows Phone 7 today by joining the promo! Send us your entry until January 31, 2011. The actual trial period will run from February 7 to March 4, 2011.

The chosen testers will be notified via email and must personally get their trial unit for authentication and briefing purposes.

To learn more about the features and specifications of the HTC 7 Mozart and Windows Phone 7, just visit

Note: The chosen tester will be informed via email or phone two weeks before the start of the user trials. His or her name will be announced on the user trial’s fan page. The chosen tester, regardless of his/her residence, must come to HardwareZone Philippines’ office in Quezon City to personally pickup the test unit and undergo verification procedures. HTC and HardwareZone Philippines will not be responsible for transportation and related costs that the tester may incur in the process."

To know more, pls. visit HTC 7 Mozart User Trials Promo Facebook Page:

Friday, January 28, 2011

PlanetZips: Poi Philippines - New Logo Guessing Competition

Do you want to have your very own pair of Zips / Poi? Well, now is your chance to win one!

Planet Zips, the pioneer Poi group here in the Philippines will be launching a New Look/Design for their LOGO in time for this year's Valentine's Day. And as part of it, they are having a guessing competition.

For the prize, a FREE Pair of PZ Poi, and the winner get's to choose from their many designs.


"BREAKING NEWS : Planet Zips is RE-BRANDING! And we're launching it with a LOGO GUESSING COMPETITION, w/ a FREE pair of PZ poi to be won!

So we've JUST finalized our new logo, a new look and feel for the new decade. BUT before we reveal it in 2 weeks time, we're going to keep you all in suspense with a little teaser competition.

Find a logo/image online which you think in your opinion would best suit PZ, then post it on our FB wall with a description of why you think so. The closest-looking submission to our actual new logo, WINS A FREE PAIR OF PZ POI! And you get to choose which one too ;)

Competition period is from today until Monday, Feb. 14. VALENTINES DAY! When we'll be officially launching the new symbol of PZ poi love to the public at our next SpinD poi gathering event. Details TBC
. Goodluck and get posting NOW!"

To know more, pls. visit PlanetZips' Facebook Page: PlanetZips

Weeeeh! FREE Pair of Zips / Poi!

PlanetZips, prepare your FB wall to be flooded with designs! I will do my best to WIN this! So I can retire my old, worn-out pair ^_^ hihihihi ^_^

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Photographic T-Shirt Design Contest - Oxygen & Status Magazine

Here's another T-shirt designing contest for everyone who is into graphic arts, design, fashion, etc. Another way to showcase your talents and skills.

Oxygen and Status Magazine will print 4 winning designs of their Limited Edition T-Shirts. Plus, the winning designs will be featured in Status Magazine April 2011 Fashion Editorial.

Each winner will also get a Sony Ericsson X10 Mini phone.

To know more, pls. visit:

OR you can directly download the Entry Form here:

Contest will run from January 22 to February 6, 2011

WIN a Sony Ericsson X10 Mini from Oxygen

Here's how to win a Sony Ericsson X10 Mini phone from Oxygen:

1) "Like" the OXYGEN™ Facebook Page.
2) Send a screenshot of the "Friends Who Like This" box to on or before Jan 30, 10pm.
3) The person with the most number of friends who "Like" Oxygen's page wins!

To know more, visit Oxygen's Facebook Page: 

Best Moment with AVIRA - Photo Contest!

Get the chance to WIN a 6-month License from Avira.

Simply, LIKE the Facebook Page of Avira SEA (South East Asia).

Then, upload you "Best Moment with Avira" picture/snapshot on their Wall.

Tag yourself and Avira SEA.

10 Lucky winners will be picked. Contest End's on March 31, 2011. So, hurry! ^_^

  1. The contest is ONLY open to ALL Avira SEA Fans within Southeast Asia region.
  2. All employees and immediate families of Avira Group, its distributors and resellers are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  3. Avira retains sole discretion to reject any contest entry which does not comply with the Terms & Conditions.
  4. Avira reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend the Terms & Conditions of this redemption program without prior notice to individual participant.
  5. Participation in this contest is voluntary. Participants in this contest can under no circumstances whatsoever hold Avira or its subsidiaries, officers or employees responsible for any risk, loss, damage or claims that may arise from participation in the contest.
  6. Participation of the contest constitute an agreement for Avira to use his or her personal data and information submitted in any of the Avira’s promotional programs or any other lawful purposes without any limitations or restrictions and without further compensation and notification to the winner and authorization from the participant.
  7. The judges’ decision is final and binding. No further correspondence will be entertained.
  8. Avira reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of an equivalent value without prior notice.
  9. Avira reserves the right to end the contest at any point of time.

To know more, pls. visit Avira SEA.

Avira - Internet Freedom Contest - WIN a Premium Security Suite

Don't you just hate it when your Free Anti-Virus was not enough to protect your PC and you precious files?

Well, now is your chance to WIN a Premium Security Suite from Avira!

Simply, answer the question: "What does Internet Freedom Mean to You?"

To join, log-in to Facebook and LIKE, Avira's Facebook Page:

Then answer the question on their Wall.

Easy Right?! ^_^ Good Luck! ^_^

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PowerBook's Design Me Contest


"DESIGN ME CONTEST: Powerbooks Tumbler

Do you have an artist's touch? Are you a repressed Van Gogh or an up-and-coming Stefan Sagmeister?

Get ready to showcase your talent!

Powerbooks invites you to submit your best artwork to our Design Me Contest. The winning entry will be used in our next promotional item, the Powerbooks Tumbler.

The contest in a nutshell:

* The contest opens on January 26, 2011 and closes on February 15, 2011.
* Submissions will then be posted at the Powerbooks Facebook Fanpage for public voting.
* The winner will be announced on March 4, 2011.
* Your artwork may be submitted in one of these formats: EPS, JPG, PSD, AI - and can be up to 9 MB in size.
* Winning entry will be featured as the 2011 Powerbooks Tumbler cover. The winner will also receive Powerbooks Gift certificates worth P2,500.

For complete details and submission instructions, please read our Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements here (

Files you'll need to create your Powerbooks Tumbler:
1. Logo Guide (
2. Tumbler Template ("

For more information, Visit Powerbook's Facebook Page: 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

fan-TAG-stic (Patio Pacific Boracay) Contest

WIN a 3 day/2 night Accommodation at Patio Pacific Boracay. 

Simply, LIKE, Patio Pacific Boracay on Facebook, then TAG your friends on the Promo poster.


1) Register your Name, Mobile number and e-mail address at: (only until January 27, 2011)

2) LIKE their Facebook Page:

3) Upload the Promo picture, Upload it on their Fan Page WALL, then TAG 11 Friends.

4) Multiple Entries are NOT Allowed.

1 winner good for TWO, will be announced on January 28, 2011.

Sub-Mission (Design Contest)

Are you an artist? Do you have skills in graphic arts? Into fashion? Would you like to have your artworks/designs printed and sold worldwide?

Now is your chance! The T-Shirt Project of Spoofs Limited, Inc. is giving all the artist the chance to showcase their talents by having their designs printed on a shirt and sold to everyone.. Plus, you get to WIN a cash prize worth Php 5,000 and an additional Php 1,500 for every re-print of 500 pcs.

Isn't that great?! ^_^

To know more, pls. visit The T-Shirt Project's Facebook page:

OR their official website:

And lastly, the best part of this contest is--there is not deadline of submission. If they like your design, you WIN and they'll print it! ^_^

Good Luck!

Upload a Photo of Singapore and WIN a Canon PowerShot S95

To all residents and frequent visitors of Singapore: Now's your chance to WIN a Canon PowerShot S95!

Living Cities: Singapore and the Discovery Channel will be giving away digital cameras (worth $450) to 1 lucky winner every week.  ^_^

Simply, upload a picture of Singapore on their Facebook application.

To know more, pls. visit:


Good Luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Design and WIN Your Very Own Singapore Trip

Living Cities: Singapore, together with the Discovery Channel will be giving away 4 days and 3 nights stay in Singapore for FREE, plus, two (2) Air tickets and other passes. (to non-Singapore residents)

Simply, join their Facebook contest and design your very own Singapore trip and tell them why your chose those destinations.

For Singapore residents, you can get the chance to WIN a 3-nights stay in a 5-star Hotel and many more.

To know more, simply visit their Facebook page:


Good Luck! ^_^

The Big Bad Blogger

So, who want's to invest on OR ??? ^_^ The last time I've checked, it's till available at Moniker. ^_^

Anyway, so who really is this notorious Big Bad Blogger with The PR Firm? Any guess? For those who know--clues, maybe??? ^_^ Pretty Please? ^_^ You can e-mail it to me...I promise I won't tell *wink* ^_^

So, for those of you who are asking/thinking, what am I talking about? Big Bad Blogger???

Well, to tell you honestly, before, I only thought of it. The "what if there's such a person/group/company/firm?" And it's only this morning that I saw, online, about an article that would confirm my malicious thoughts. Indeed, there is/are bloggers and PR company/s that would extort big amounts of money from establishment owners in exchange for a good/positive review, and if you decline...they will post a negative review that would jeopardize your entire business. Totally unfair!

Here's the link to the said article:

So I thought, it's a male blogger. Here are some clippings from the site:

Only one person came to my mind. I am very new to blogging, so I know this will be unfair. But, I only know one popular, male food blogger in the Metro...And since the popular Carlos Celdran had already asked on his Facebook, I though, I might as well...Anton, are you the BBB?

But, Anton Diaz, on one of his blog post's comment section, simply stated that he is not the Big Bad Blogger. Kudos to Anton, for handling the issue quietly and maturely.

I guess this is one of the downsides of being popular?

Never the less, I do hope that Ms. Margaux Salcedo would come up with another article or an explanation for this issue. Because, the news certainly brought some damage to the credibility of other well known bloggers (other than Anton) as well as the entire Food Blogging industry. So please, name them...

Also, naive as it may sound, the article (Please don't Give Blogging a Bad Name)--even in the tiniest way, somehow, gave the blogging industry a "bad image",  but I know Ms. Margaux meant well, to make BBB and The PR Firm stop...So, thank you very much, Ms. Margaux for exposing the evil deeds of BBB & The PR Firm.

And to all the restaurant owners as well as future restaurateurs and investors, don't fret. There are a lot of honest bloggers that would make your business prosper. If you know that you make good food and have quality service, then people will love you and certainly come back. One or two negative feedback from one Big Bad Blogger will certainly not win against 100++ positive reviews from Honest Bloggers.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Green Hornet - Review

The action scenes were not so good.
The effects were okay.
The acting was not so good either.
If it weren't for the hotness of Cameron Diaz and the tiny bit of comedy, the entire film would have suck completely. 

RATING: 5 out of 10 Stars.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Alexandre VIP Promo - Get FREE Madeline Treat

Alexandre, the authentic French Bakery, Cafe and Lounge will be giving away FREE Madeline treats by just joining their VIP mailing club.

Promo ends on January 31, 2011. So, Hurry!

You can claim your FREE Madeline on any branch of your choice.

For more info. pls. visit their Facebook page:

or their official website:

Friday, January 21, 2011

AirPhil Express - My Valentine Booking Promo

Get the chance to WIN 1 of 3, good for two (2) persons, FREE round trip ticket to Manila - Cagayan De Oro.

Promo runs from January 21 - 24, 2011.


- LIKE Airphil Express on Facebook
- Download one of Airphil Express' "My Valentine Booking" statement images at:
- Upload the picture on the WALL of Airphil Express
- TAG 10 of your friends

WIN a Trip for 4 to Bellarocca Island Resort & Spa

Ever wanted to visit Greece? Well, now is your chance to experience it without leaving the Philippines! Deal Grocer will be giving away a FREE weekend getaway at Bellarocca Island Resort & Spa good for 4 persons. The island is located in the province of Marinduque, Philippines.


Simply, "LIKE" the Facebook Page of Deal Grocer, and if they reach 25,000 Likes by January 30, 2011. One lucky fan will get a FREE vacation at Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa good for 4 individuals!

To know more, pls. visit Deal Grocer's Facebook Page:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

PlanetZips' 1st Spindependence for 2011

Calling all Fire Poi enthusiasts, Fire Staff Practitioners, Jugglers, and the like! 

Planet Zips, the leading POI group here in the metro will be having their very first (POI Gathering) Spindependence for 2011.

 -pictures from PlanetZips-

Date: January 28 at 8:00pm - January 29 at 2:00am
Location: Arts in Taguig City, The Fort (The old Dencios next to NBC tent).


"Attendees and guests can look forward to the following:

1. Open house FREE poi workshops INSIDE the dance studios *
2. LED/GLOW performances in the dark INSIDE the dance studios
3. Inspirational Poi Videos/DVD wall projection
4. Fire poi performances set in a beautiful landscaped garden
5. Awesome music by DJ Ohm R of PZ
6. PZ products on sale
7. Raffles, games and fun surprises!

* We only have 15 slots for the free beginner workshops, so please email us at to reserve yourself a slot ASAP!


- 7:30-8pm : Sign ups for Free workshops (you may email to reserve a slot)
- 8-9pm : Opening remarks then free beginner workshops inside the studio
- 9-930pm - LED performances inside the studio (lights off)
- 9:30-10pm - Inspirational poi videos/DVDs wall projections
- 10-10:30pm - Welcoming announcements, refreshments, sign ups for performances, games/raffle, DJ Omar kicks of his set
- 1030-2am - Straight back to back fire performances!

To cover costs for the venue, drinks and snacks - we would need to request for a Php 50 entry fee per attendee. Not much for a full night of fun and entertainment!

So come and enjoy the great ambiance, video inspiration, music, performances, snacks and drinks - a full-sensory treat that can't be missed out on, set in a beautiful location! Photographers, you can't miss out on this visual delight as well ;)

For further questions/directions please feel free to email us at Thanks!

View the location Map here:


For more details, pls. visit PlanetZips' Facebook page: 

Wrap Me up 7-11 Contest!


  1. This promo is open to all Philippine residents with a Facebook account.
  2. Log on to your Facebook account and "Like" the 7-Eleven Philippines Fan Page
  3. Post this message on our wall telling us which of our wraps is your pick for a Healthy Start:
    "WRAP me up a (flavor of your choice) wrap before you go go! Let's get a Healthy Start!"
  4. Tag at least 5 friends at the end of your post. This will ensure that you have a valid raffle entry.
    Sample entry:
    WRAP me up a MEXICAN wrap before you go go! Let's get a Healthy Start! @blankPixels @Friend 2 @Friend 3 @Friend 4 @Friend 5
  5. Only one (1) entry per account is allowed and a participant may only win once.
  6. Prizes in store are as follows:
    1st Draw (January 26, 2011) - 6 Philips MP3s (4GB)
    2nd Draw (February 2, 2011) - 6 iPod Shuffles (2 GB)
    Winners will be drawn via electronic raffle.
  7. Winners will be notified via Personal Message (PM) over Facebook. Please do not change your Facebook Name until the end of the promo so we can contact you easily.
  8. Prizes can be claimed at the Philippine Seven Corporation Head Office located at 7/F Columbia Tower, Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong City. For provincial winners, the claiming can be arranged to take place at the nearest 7-Eleven store.
  9. Claiming period is 60 days upon receipt of official notification.
  10. Employees of Philippine Seven Corporation sponsors, agencies and participating outlets including their relatives up to second degree of affinity and consanguinity are disqualified from joining this promo.
  11. All winners’ identities are subject to verification.
  12. Promo Period is from January 19 to February 1, 2011.

Hereafter - Review

The acting was good.
The story felt like it dragged several times....
The drama was okay but less, and I wanted more...
The tsunami scene was fantastic!!! I felt it...
The film was almost...almost boring...
I did not like the ending!

Rating: 5 out of 10 Stars

Gulliver's Travels - Review

I like Jack Black. He's a great comedian, one of my favorites. But, I did not quite like the entire movie. Black's acting was good--but, there's something about the film that spoiled the comedian in me. Probably, the other actors....@_@ I have not read the book so I will not comment on the story.

Rating: 6 out of 10 Stars

Little Fockers - Review

For me the film was pretty funny...Hilarious to be exact.  The acting was good! Even the child actors were better than average. The story was okay.

Rating: 8 out of 10 Stars

The Tourist - Review

I was disappointed with this film. It had less action compared with other Angelina Jolie films. And the only action scenes it had was pretty ordinary. The acting was good though. I loved all the scenery in Venice! The story was okay, although, I did not quite like the ending.

Rating: 6 out of 10 Stars

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tag a Flight, Tag a Friend Promo by:

Another exciting contest for frequent fliers and travel fanatics.

Join's Tag a Flight, Tag a Friend Promo. From January 12 to 17, 2011 only. So Hurry!

 Simply, follow the instruction on the picture above . Good Luck! ^_^

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Art of Poi and Fire Dancing (Part 3)

Finally, yesterday, my 1800mm Fire Staff has arrived! ^_^ weeeh!
I do hope that I picked the right length for me. I stand 6 feet and 2 inches. So I think a 1800mm (5 feet-9 inches) contact Fire Staff is perfect for me???? @_@

Hopefully, I can start practicing soon. I plan to officially baptize my fire staff on our family vacation this summer. So by that time, I hope, I should be able to spin properly without hitting myself and the ground.

Later, I might find a way to protect the wicks for my future training, because I know I will hit and scrape the rough pavement a lot. I do hope that the metal/aluminum tubing would be sturdy enough and would not bend from accidental dropping, hitting or scraping. I will do all my best to make my 1st fire staff last longer....

Does anyone would like to practice/train with me? Any PRO fire staffers out there? ^_^ Any tips and tricks for a newbie like me? ^_^

Thank goodness for DVD Tutorials like the one I blogged before.

Because, finding a staff instructor here in the PH would be difficult. Majority of the spinners/jugglers here concentrate on POI. So I guess it's all up to myself and my DVD.

Good luck to me then... ^_^

I wish I had a bigger, hotel suit-like bedroom...More space, higher ceiling and wall-to-wall carpeting. ^_^ Total contact fire staff friendly ^_^