Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 Set To Immerse Filipino Fans in Japanese Culture! (pr)

Animax, Asia’s first channel specializing in Japanese animation, will be bringing its annual flagship event back to the Philippines! Viewers and fans will be treated to two days of fun-filled anime-themed activities at Animax Carnival Philippines 2015, to be held at Hall 4 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on 30 and 31 May 2015, 11am to 8pm.

Anime lovers can look forward to a bigger event this year with more exciting activities such as special performances by renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, the Animax Cosplay Competition, exciting activities and sale of exclusive anime merchandise, and special guest performances from Japan. Admission to the carnival comes at the affordable price of Php200.00 each.

The Cosplay Royalty

Alodia Gosiengfiao as Kagome from Inuyasha

The Queen of Philippine Cosplay, Alodia Gosiengfiao will be performing onstage bringing some of her best costumes and pegs. Her passion for anime, video games and other creative media has led her to contribute to the rise of Cosplaying activities in Philippines so better watch out for her.

Animax Cosplay Competition

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will see the return of the acclaimed Animax Cosplay Competition for cosplay lovers! Cosplayers can once again showcase their costume-making talents and emulation of their favorite anime characters with a range of realistic costumes and gravity-defying anime hairstyles to thrill visitors. This year, the competition will feature two categories, a solo category on 30 May, and a group (no more than 5) category on 31 May, both happening at 2pm to 5pm.

Participants of both categories will stand a chance to win cash and exciting prizes and goodie bags, with attractive prizes worth over Php10, 000!

To enter the competition, interested participants must submit their entries to the Animax office by 22 May 2015, 6pm. For more information, please refer to http://www.animax-asia.com/acph2015/cosplay.

Exciting activities and anime merchandise

Fans will get to be submerged into the world of anime and the Japanese culture through this year’s carnival.

Attendees will be able to play traditional Japanese games and preview all of the anime posters and character artworks that have been featured on Animax. They can experience iconic Japan by learning how to write their names in Japanese and folding Origami for display. There will also be purchasable Japanese fashion pieces and Japanese food from a variety of designer booths and food stalls. Furthermore, fans will also be able to immerse themselves in products and gaming activities sponsored by Sony.

Event goers will also get to have a chance to win various merchandise and premiums from Animax such as drawstring bags, sticky notes, folders, fans and much more.

Special guests and appearances

Gonzo from Asia’s Got Talent!

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will also be celebrating Japanese culture with the performances of special guests.

We have performers from Japan namely “Triqstar” , who is known for mixing traditional Japanese Kabuki elements with new-age dance and Tambourine Master “Gonzo” will also be featured in the event. A Jpop dance routine will also be staged by the group, Junior New System.

For more details on the carnival and the cosplay competition, visit the official Animax Carnival Philippines Website (www.animax-asia.com/acph2015); Like Animax Asia on Facebook: (www.facebook.com/animaxasiatv); Follow Animax Asia on Twitter (@animaxasiatv). Fans can also join in the conversation through the official hashtag #ACPH.

Animax Carnival Philipines 2015 is jointly organized by Animax Asia in partnership Royal Tru Orange and Brothers. Animax is available in the Philippines on Skycable Channel 46 and Cignal Channel 34.

Challenges and new chapter

 

 

While I’m on a 1-week break, my brother was rushed to the hospital for appendicitis. it was the worst thing that ever happened to us, I just got out of the office, my sister’s just preparing for her finals at the law school and we’re running out of funds. I’m late for a couple of hours on my blogging commitments, and I’ve no time for my backlogs. I gave my life savings for him, but that is only enough for one of his lab test. brother dear is still at the hospital because of complications for over a week now and I just started at the new office. even the bills are not fully paid.

I can only pray that this will be over for all of us, we are not prepared, and yes it’s his fault that this happened because of his vices and shit. I can only hope that this is a lesson learned for him.

I’m hoping for the very best for him, for him to complete recover. Hope he will do this.
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i’m now in my new office. It’s a completely different environment from the previous companies where I had before, where everything just wear what they like and just come in to complete the 8-hour shift and go home without any care in the world (and some calls for a drinking escapade after work).

But i’m not complaining. I’m loving it here. Everything’s complete and there’s nothing to complain in here, and I can even see my leBoyf’s building from where I’m working right now.

Perhaps I need to brace myself for the tons of work that I’ll be working on by the next couple of days, and to read more books on programming and analytics. it’s for my skillset, and I need that.

The office where I’m working now proves to be promising – not just in benefits but also on the services that they are offering to their customers. maybe that is the reason why they are now one of the top websites offering superb services that I think – if I can avail it for myself (and for my parents and siblings) it’ll be a great investment.

I’m thankful that I redefine my standards and made a right choice to make my move. Better make more wiser choices from now on. 🙂

Now doing my backlogs while i’m still free from work, hug me pls? 🙂

Asia’s Got Talent TV Ratings soars high (pr)

Asia’s Got Talent achieved its highest television rating to date during its 9th episode last May 7.

The biggest talent competition in the world got 3.93 rating with 175% increase against the eight episode according to Kantar Media Philippines.

AXN was the #1 pay TV channel commanding a 93% share among 22 English GE (General Entertainment) channels. Moreover, Asia’s Got Talent was the highest rating pay TV program of the day, rating way ahead of the next closest program which had a 2.48 rating.

El Gamma Penumbra – shadow dance performers, Asia’s Got Talent Finalist

Asia’s Got Talent was also the highest rating English program of the day overall, even among FTA (free to air) channels.

Last May 7 airing was highest rating ever on AXN programming history (record going back to 2008).  The 2nd and 3rd highest were also Asia’s Got Talent, Episode 5 at 2.05 and Episode 6 at 1.97, respectively.

Aside from sports, Asia’s Got Talent was the next highest rating English program on pay TV since 2013.The grand finals performance of one of the most successful “Got Talent” franchise was held last May 7 where four Filipino Grand Finalist namely Gwyneth Dorado, Gerphil Flores, Junior New System and EL Gamma Penumbra earned a standing ovation from the judges.

Gerphil Geraldine Flores – Classical singer, Asia’s Got Talent Finalist

Results of the grand finals will air on May 14, Thursday, 8:05 pm on AXN Network.

“Asia’s Got Talent” is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar and GrabTaxi.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International  Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

That’s it for now!

Voting Opens for the First Ever Winner of “Asia’s Got Talent”

Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finalist

AXN viewers will decide the winner of “Asia’s Got Talent” as voting opens following the culmination of the world’s biggest talent competition in the magnificent and thrilling Grand Final episode that premiered last evening on AXN.

The winner is set to be determined by TV audiences across Asia voting through SMS, Facebook and the “Asia’s Got Talent” mobile app, with details available on http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote. The winner will be crowned in the concluding Grand Final Results episode premiering next Thursday (14 May) at 8.05pm on AXN.

The Grand Final last night was contested by nine acts including six voted through by viewers and three joint ‘golden buzzer’ decisions by judges: David Foster, Melanie C., Anggun, and Van Ness Wu which fast-tracked these acts directly to the Grand Final.

The Grand Finalists gave it their all to win the hearts and votes of TV audiences across Asia, for the coveted title, the US$100,000 prize, as well as the opportunity to return and perform at Marina Bay Sands, where the semi-finals, Grand Final and Grand Final Results shows are held.

The night kicked off with Thailand’s hopes in the “polite rockers” ages 11-12, The Talento. The four-piece band brought the judges and live audience to their feet from the off with their powerful rendition of rock classic “The Final Countdown”. They particularly wowed the rocker among the judges, Anggun, who said, “You are right up my alley” and praised their song choice, noting that it was popular way before they were born.

Following that, Chinese couple Gao Lin and Liu Xin took to the stage in what Melanie C. – the judge who gave them her Golden Buzzer in the judges’ auditions – praised as their “best ever performance”. The talented lovers wowed once more in a dreamy, acrobatic dancein spite of Gao’sinjury. Nothing prepared viewers for the romantic surprise and emotionaldrama when Gao got down on his kneeright on the “Asia’s Got Talent” stage to propose to his partner and lover of seven years to which Liu said yes!

11 year old, budding Filipino songstress Gwyneth Dorado was next with a soulful and powerful rendition of David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’. She used the lyrics ‘You shoot me down, but I won’t fall’ to acknowledge the judges especially David Foster, for the lessons she learnt from previous rounds of the competition. In turn, David said, “This is the true you… that beautiful voice killed it.”

Singapore’s hopes in “Asia’s Got Talent” followed as the 11-strong Dance Thrilogy took to stage in a Broadway-style tap dance performance, dancing to the track “We’re in the Money”, from musical 42nd Street. The impeccablesteps and coordination of the girls ages 9 – 13 shone through in an energetic and glamorous showcase. Van Ness Wu praised them for their discipline while David Foster credited the parents of girls who were “well brought up”.

Mongolian ‘throat singers’ Khusugstun then brought audiences on another spellbinding and ethereal ‘journey to their homeland’. Combining their unique singing voices, traditional instrumentsand stunning visuals of Mongolia, the six piece band’s latest‘out-of-body’music experience had Van Ness asking, “Where can I buy your CD?” and David calling them the “One Direction of Mongolia”.

The next act saw Japan-based dance act Triqstar stepup for Melanie C. who exclaimed, “Zig-a-zig-ah! You gave me what I wanted!” The five-man act continued their quest to champion Japanese culture as they demonstrated their incredible dance skills to deliver a very understated yet demanding routine including flips from trampolines seemingly effortlessly. Van Ness called it a “perfect performance”.

Filipino ‘shadow play’ dance group El Gamma Penumbra – Anggun’s Golden Buzzer act from the judges’ auditions – amazed with their latest piece that conveyed the importance of conservation for Mother Nature. The need to protect our Earthcould not be clearer through their stunning depiction and narration using only shadows. The touching performance moved Anggun to tears once again and she proclaimed it ‘wonderful’, while David Foster concurred, “Your message is so clear, so beautifully profound.”

The penultimate act saw Gerphil Geraldine Flores, the 24 year old classical singer from the Philippines deliver a diva-worthy performance of the number ‘The Impossible Dream’ of the Broadway musical ‘Man of La Mancha’. Melanie commended her for having grown through the competition and that she belonged “on the pedestal”. David – who gave Gerphil his Golden Buzzer in the judges’ auditions – said, “the world will hear of you.”

The night concluded on an electric high as Filipino group Junior New System rocked with their acrobatic,American football-themed dance routine. The nine-manteam dazzled with energy and athleticism complete with a ‘hang-time’ moment that left everyone gasping. “I saw the whole Super Bowl in three minutes,” said David Foster, while the dance expert among the judges Van Ness Wu acknowledged the ‘technical difficulties’ of their performance.

With voting closing on 11 May 2015 at 2359 hours, the responsibility of making Asia’s first ever star now rests on TV audiences across the region.

Asia’s Got Talent concluding Grand Final Results episode premieres on Thursday 14 May, 8.05pm (SG, MY, PH, HK) / 7.05pm (WIB, BKK)

 

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Let’s all can vote for our favorite Pinoy acts in one of three ways: SMS, Facebook and the “Asia’s Got Talent” mobile app that can be downloaded in Google Play Store and Apple Store.

For SMS, text SMS AGT(Contestant number) to 2929 (only in the Philippines)

AGT3 for Gwyneth Dorado
AGT7 for El Gamma Penumbra
AGT8 for Gerphil Flores
AGT9 for Junior New System

This service only supports Smart and Globe
Charges will be applied to customer’s mobile

To vote in facebook, visit the official fanpage of Asia’s Got Talent. Here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/asiasgottalent?fref=ts

Tara let’s all vote! 😀 Hoping for Gerphil or El Gamma to win at AGT! 😀

Li-Ning Manila Run 2015

Li-Ning, the emerging global sports brand launches its first running event entitled “Li-Ning Manila Run 2015”. Launched in 1990 by former olympic gymnast Li Ning, they offer a wide range of sports products caters to those who are into fitness and on different types of sports.

Li-Ning is now available here in SM MOA, Juego sports outlets, selected SM department stores, Olympic Village outlets and Royal Sporting House outlets. The sports brand will also be available soon on Greenbelt, Trinoma, SM Iloilo and Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Li-Ning Manila Run will be on June 28, 2015, 4:00 am at the SM Mall of Asia Seaside area.

Registration fees:

  • 5k – P700.00
  • 10k-P800.00
  • 21k – 1000.00

Inclusive of race kit, bib, timing chip, raffle stub, finisher’s medal, quick dry singlet and quick dry finisher’s shirt for 21k finishers.

Registration venues:

  • Juego Trinoma
  • Juego Market Market
  • Juego Greenbelt4
  • Li Ning MOA
  • Juego Alabang Town Center

Singlet designs:

Finisher’s medal:

Race route:

For more information about the race, contact Cristina at  09369511923.

Meralco announces Power Rates Down This May 2015 (pr)

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said that overall rates went down by PhP 0.70 per kilowatthour (kWh) this May. Said decrease is due to lower generation costs from all power suppliers of Meralco.

For a typical household consuming 200 kWh, the overall electricity bill will go down by PhP 140. At PhP 9.98 per kWh, this month’s rate is lower by PhP 1.46 compared to May 2014’s PhP 11.44 per kWh.

Lower generation costs from all suppliers

Generation charge decreased by PhP 0.60 per kWh from PhP 5.41 per kWh in April to PhP 4.81 per kWh this month.  The reduction was mainly driven by lower charges from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and Independent Power Producers (IPPs), as well as a reduction in the National Power Corporation’s (NPC’s) Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (GRAM) collections.

Cost of power obtained from the WESM decreased by PhP 4.19 per kWh due to less occurrences and shorter duration of power plant outages. The Luzon Grid remained on “normal” state throughout the period of the Malampaya shutdown.

Meanwhile, average cost of the Independent Power Producers (IPP) was lower by PhP 0.75 per kWh due to the improved utilization level of the QPPL power plant and cheaper fuel prices obtained by the First Gas plants. The effect of the Malampaya shutdown was moderated by lower prices of condensate and natural gas in the April supply month versus March. Malampaya natural gas underwent its quarterly repricing to reflect the lower cost of fuel. From $10.39 per gigajoule (GJ) the previous period, price of natural gas has been reduced by 19% to $8.44 per GJ.

Average rates of plants under the Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) also decreased this month by PhP 0.06 per kWh. Finally, NPC’s collections of its GRAM similarly went down by PhP 0.06 per kWh.

The share of IPPs, PSAs, and WESM to Meralco’s total power requirements stood at 47, 43, and 10 percent respectively.

Adjustments in other bill components

In addition to the generation charge, taxes and other charges registered reductions of PhP 0.07 and PhP 0.08 per kWh, respectively. These offset a PhP 0.05 per kWh increase in the transmission charge.

Meralco reiterated that it does not earn from the pass-through charges, such as the generation and transmission charges. Payment for the generation charge goes to the power suppliers, while payment for the transmission charge goes to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). Of the total bill, only the distribution, supply, and metering charges accrue to Meralco.

Meralco’s distribution charge has not registered any adjustment and has remained at the same level for 10 months now or since July 2014.

Meralco supports Electrical Safety Month

Meralco also reminded its customers to observe electrical safety in line with its initiatives to support Electrical Safety Month.

The government has declared the month of May of every year as Electrical Safety Month. Meralco said it fully supports initiatives that raise public awareness and educate electricity consumers on the proper use of electrical appliances and gadgets so as to prevent and avoid electricity-related accidents.

For more electrical safety tips, customers may visit www.meralco.com.ph. They may also access Meralco’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/meralco) and Twitter account (@meralco).

Lancris Residences Holds Blessing of Garnet Tower Showroom (pr)

Lancris Residences, the legacy project of Land Cris Somerset Development Corp., continues redefining condo living with the blessing of the showroom of its upcoming Garnet Tower on May 2, 2015.

Land Cris Somerset’s Mr. Dennis Lim, Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. Jigger Cunanan, Assistant Vice President, spearheaded the unveiling of the showroom. Joining the two executives are partner brokers including Ms. Emi Pulido of Praise Realty Marketing Corp., Ms. Rose Suarez of Human Shelter Realty Corp., and Mr. Rex Lomangaya of Driven Marketing Group Inc.

Residents of the Diamond Tower also attended the ceremony. Some of them had their units blessed by Fr. Illidio Correa, the officiating priest, after the service in the showroom.

The showroom, which consists of two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, is built next to the Diamond Tower to exhibit the three-meter floor to floor height, spacious unit cuts, and balcony features of the Garnet Tower.

Buyers that day received a P5, 000-reservation discount. Available in the Garnet Tower are two-bedroom (approx. 52 sq. m.), three-bedroom (approx. 81 sq. m), and special four-bedroom penthouse (approx. 103 sq. m.) units exclusively for residential purposes only.

Just like the first building, the Garnet Tower will also have its own Sky Garden, a recreation park on top of the tower. The construction of the tower will start this year to offer more condo homes in the suburb landscape of Southern Metro Manila.

To see the newly-blessed showroom of the Garnet Tower, visit Lancris Residences at Japan St. Cor. Dominic Savio St., Brgy. Don Bosco, Paranaque City. For more information about how Lancris Residences is redefining condo living, log on to www.landcris.com or call 0917-801-2677.

Cowboy Grill’s Pa-Run ng Cowboy!

Pa-Run ng Cowboy by Cowboy Grill is a charity run in celebration of the restaurant’s 21st anniversary. The run aims to raise funds for the Cottolengo filipino foundation, a charity foundation situated in Montalban, Rizal that takes care of the special children, especially those with cerebral palsy conditions.

Cowboy Grill’s in-house bands will also be there to entertain us runners and participants during the event, so don’t miss it! 🙂

Cowboy Grill – Pa-Run ng Cowboy will be on May 17, 2015, 5am at the CCP complex.

Registration Fees:

  • 10k – P650
  • 5k – P550
  • 3k – P450

 

Inclusive of singlet, Race Bib, Medal & Cowboy Hat (to be given at the finish line)

Registration Venues:

  • Mizuno Stores
    • Mall of Asia
    • Trinoma
    • Megamall
    • Bonifacio Global City
    • Alabang Town Center
  • Cowboy Grill Branches
    • Mabini corner Arquiza St. Ermita Manila , Tel No. 525-1474
    • Malate: Remedios cor Madre Ignacia St. Malate Manila, Tel No. 522-0429
    • Las Pinas : Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City (near SM Southmall), Tel No. 801-7644
    • Delta-Quezon Ave corner Timog Avenue Quezon City, Tel No. 922-1130

Finisher’s shirt: 

For more information:
Mobile: 09328472853 / 09158425951 / 09276872757
Email: cowboygrill.run@gmail.com
Website: www.cowboygrill.ph

Let’s run foa a cause at Affinitea Raise D’ Roof 2015!

Affinitea is once again back on the road with its run for a cause! Affinitea Run for a cause 2015 aims to promote healthy lifestyle and unity with friends and family while helping the community in need.

The concept of Affinitea Raise D’ Roof Started last 2013, and its inspiration was to help the homeless, abused and abandoned children from Tahanan ng Pagmamahal.

Their beneficiary for this year’s Affinitea race will be the children of He Cares Foundation, a christian non-profit organization that helps extremely poor street children in Metro Manila by providing basic needs like food, clothing, education and medical assistance as well as spiritual support. It was founded by full-time lay missionaries, Joe Dean Sola and his wife, Ardis in 1996. He Cares Foundation is located in 11, Acuna Drive, Philverra Homes, Project 8, Quezon City.

Affinitea Raise D’ Roof will be on July 5, 2015, 4:00pm at the CCP complex.

Race categories and registration fees:

  • Lala (3K Kids 5-9 y/o) : P400
  • Lene (3K) : P550
  • Hemrei (5K) : P650
  • Manong (10K): P750
  • Nini (16K) : P800
  • Macky (21K) : P900

Inclusions:

singlet, race bib, certificate for 3K finishers, raffle coupon (except for Lala category), and medal (for 5K, 10K, 16K, and 21K finishers). 21K participants will also get a timing chip, AffiniTea drink, and finisher’s shirt.

Registration Venues:

  • Online Registration -> www.affinitearace.com
  • In-store Registration
    • Mizuno Stores – MOA, Trinoma, Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, & Alabang Town Center
    • Garmin Glorietta 5
    • AffiniTea – Makati, Binakayan Cavite, Mendiola, & Taft

EARLY BIRD PROMO (April 15 to 19, 2015, at Mizuno MOA & AffiniTea SM North)

  • Promo A: Register 21K and get AffiniTea Premium Card and AffiniTea 2014 Singlet
  • Promo B: 10 + 1. Register 10 to any categories and get 1 race kit for FREE.

Assembly time:

Race prizes:

Race route:

Singlet design:

Finisher’s shirt design (for 21k)

Finisher’s medal:

For more information, contact:

Email : affinitearace@gmail.com
Phone: (02) 945-0655 / 0917 861 1425
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AffiniTea-Run/648902851867746?fref=ts
Twitter: twitter.com/affiniteaph
Instagram: instagram.com/affiniteaphilippines/
Website: www.affinitearace.com

May powers ka to be #SuperEpic!

Hi! My name is Cristal and I am my own superhero. I use the name SailorStarCatcher and it is inspired by Sailor Moon, my superhero for life.

I’m in transition right now. It is evident in my lack of posts. This little sacrifice will be all worth it after I fix everything. And I’m doing this for I want to be #SuperEpic for everyone.

We are all humans. Unlike fictional superheroes, we don’t have superpowers. But we as humans can do something to help. We may not know it, but we can use our God-given talents to use it for the greater good. We just need to have a heart to do it.

May powers ka to be #SuperEpic by Mighty Rasing

Mighty Rasing‘s book, “May powers ka to be #SuperEpic” is a great guide for those who are lost and hopeless. It’s also a great book for the youth who are struggling and clueless on their lives and wants to find their inner purpose in life. It is written in taglish, using easy-to-understand terms and with bible verses and words to ponder that makes readers feel empowered and inspired to be the best person that they can be.

The use of superheroes as a fitting example is something that the youth can connect to – we all admire them. We look up to these fictional superheroes because of their amazing powers, their superb strength and their heart to save the people in despair. Like humans, these superheroes has their own set of flaws too and they are tend to make mistakes on their own. This is the main message of this book – that despite our flaws, we can be a superhero. To find our inner purpose, our inner talents, our hearts to do something greater and to face the world’s uncertainties in order to be the best person that we want in ourselves.

Amazing characters that can be great examples as stated in the book includes Spiderman, Batman, Human Torch, Cyclops, Nick Fury, The Hulk and Superman. Their story, adventures and life experiences can make you relate, to be empowered and to be your own superhero.

Be #SuperEpic, be inspired and make a difference! Get this amazing book now at Flipreads, Buqo, Philippine Christian Book Store (PBCS), OMF Lit Bookshop and at the National Bookstore!

For information about this amazing #SuperBook, visit http://BeSuperEpic.com/.