Monday, December 10, 2012

OS X: Grumpy Cat

I'm getting used to OS X of Apple Mac right now. I used to be a MS Windows 7 user.
I'm browsing through on facebook when I spotted this cute cat pic on their facebook wall saying: "Maybe we can petition Apple to make this their next operating system name?"

Who wouldn't find it cute and funny?

Well it's just a thought but if it's going to be cats, people will love it!
Because most of the operating systems of Mac are named Snow Leopard, Lion and the latest OS X is the Mountain Lion. Most people in every country love cats, don't you think?!

Call Center Work: More Fun in the Philippines

I'm back in the BPO industry again last month, working myself hard like a dog in order to survive the city life. I was born in Manila and grew up here all my life. In my opinion, city life is complicated and fast-paced while in the countryside it's more laid back and a simple life. I love my work right now and I'm enjoying it. 

What is BPO?
BPO stands for Business Process Outsourcing. Most multinational foreign companies have outsourcing in other countries, mostly are in the third world countries like the Philippines.  Many Filipinos are switching their career into this kind of industry because of financial reasons. Whether you believe it or not, me and my two other sisters are working in a call center but different companies.

So how is it like to work for a BPO or call center company?

1. Multi-Cultural environment – Offshore call centers deal with US-based clients and customers. Since the US is a multi-cultural country, we get calls from diverse backgrounds. Our headquarters is also in the US, so we have officemates of different nationalities. 

2. Night Shift work schedule – The job of a CSR (Customer Service Rep) may require working in the evening, night or “graveyard” and in rotating schedules. We follow US working hours because that’s where the customers are coming from. 

3. Dynamic and fast-paced – Things happen quickly in call centers and CSRs have to learn to work gracefully under pressure. 

4. Performance-driven culture - Call center folks are highly driven and strongly motivated to succeed.

5. Continuous Training - Employees are encourage to learn everything they can during training so they will be prepared to go “live” on the floor. Continuous training help employees move to the next level in their BPO career.

6. Multi-Tasking skills - The skill set requirements for CSRs are quantum leaps away from directory assistance. A CSR engages the caller in a conversation, while at the same time follows a set of protocols to help solve the caller's problem - whether it is for customer service or technical support. This requires analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task while on a call. 

7. Fun at Work – Call center work is no joke, so we find time to do fun things and exciting activities. 

8. Casual Work Environment – The environment is made comfortable for employees to be able to work efficiently. Our Open-door policy, employee-friendly facilities, casual work clothes, fun and crazy activities make for a relaxing and comfortable environment. 

9. Youthful Environment – Although employees are aged anywhere between 19 and 60, our environment is generally youthful. Employees radiate a fresh and vibrant attitude that’s just full of life! 

10. World-class Customer Service – Customer Service is our bread and butter – we live and breathe it. We give efficient, respectful and value added service to our internal and external customers. Our mantra? “Exceed expectations in every interaction.”

Monday, December 3, 2012

iPhone 5: Arrives in More Than 50 Additional Countries in December

CUPERTINO, California—December 3, 2012—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless*—all while delivering even better battery life.**

iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app, Passbook® organization and even more Siri® features and languages.

iPhone 5 comes in either black & slate or white & silver for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available through the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

iPhone 4S is available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract from participating carriers.

iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

*Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.
**Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary. 

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ballet Manila: Sinderela

Ballet Manila offers a modern take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella in its Christmas production, combining the elements of love, magic and dance in a fun and enchantment-filled package perfect for the holidays.

In Sinderela, the prince becomes matinee idol Al Principe who holds a search for his leading lady through a grand dance audition. With the help of her fairy godmother Tita Nia, Sinderela gets to show off her dancing skills which are far more refined than those of her wicked stepsisters. But at the stroke of midnight Sinderela hurriedly departs, leaving behind her slipper and an awestruck Al to figure out who its rightful owner is.

With libretto/story adaptation and choreography by Hazel Sabas-Gower, Sinderela will have its world premiere on November 30 at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City. Shows are also scheduled on December 1, 2, 8 and 9.

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde steps into Sinderela's slippers, with Jennifer Rose Olayvar and Sofia Sangco-Peralta as alternates. Taking on the role of Al Principe are Nazer Salgado, Romeo Peralta and Rudy de Dios. Hana Oh dances as Tita Nia, the beggar-woman who turns out to be a nature enchantress.

Using music by Sergei Prokofiev, Sinderela is based on the classic tale by Charles Perrault and the Grimm brothers. Libretto editor is Scott Gower, with set design by Katsch Catoy and costume design by PJ Aranador.

“This 21st century Pinoy interpretation of a well-loved fairy tale is not to be missed,” promises Macuja-Elizalde, who is also Ballet Manila's artistic director. “Sinderela has all the familiar elements, but with a twist they can relate to. Instead of a grand ball, we have a dance audition reminiscent of the reality talent competitions we see on television today. Then we have garden spirits and time spirits that will also be entertaining to watch.”

Along with Sinderela, Ballet Manila also presents Sonata, its tribute to the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Edward William Elgar. With choreography by Ballet Manila artistic associate and rehearsal master Osias Barroso, the homage in dance is set to Elgar's Sonata in E minor, opus 82 for Violin and Piano.

Featured in select performances are guest violinist Robert Atchison and pianist Olga Dudnik. Mylene Aggabao and Eileen Lopez are the restagers of Sonata.

The world premiere of Sinderela is presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Ballet Manila and Aliw Theater in cooperation with Bank of Singapore, with special thanks to First United Travel, Star City, Ralph's Wines and Spirits and Island Rose.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries and other information, please contact Ballet Manila at (63 2) 525-5967, (63 2) 400-0292 or Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Saturday December 8, 2012

Sunday December 9, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cook Magazine: 12 Years Of Sharing The Good Life

Cook Magazine began in 2000 to recognize the huge difference between restaurant food and home cooked food. It was designed & written for the millions of Filipinos who are fanatic about home cooking by hobbyists and foodies superior including articles and recipes made for and by food lovers.
In the past, the magazine had been covering artisan foods from meals to snacks, beverages, cheeses, condiments, meat and seafood categories, perhaps the biggest bulk of the selections have been sweets—fine candy, artisan chocolates, cookies, brownies and desserts.

In reply to the shifting market and consumer needs, the new COOK Content looks at the future of food and its role in pop culture. Food editor Chef Danny De la Cuesta gathers a handful of food visionaries, industry practitioners, celebrity chefs for great food exchange in all the magazine’s 2013 issues. In the 88 pages, it will discuss the newest and best products, food recommendations, reviews, how-to’s, reference articles, culinary destinations, product recipes or go-to source of consumer information in the dynamic food category. It will also include artisanal and small-production consumer items that readers might not have discovered on their own plus information on how to use them to make everyday dining and entertaining easier and more exciting.
Cook will make a lot of editorial on mass-produced brands, food service and food festivals, widening its reach to industry professionals because it promises to be the only consumer publication that will review best brands of foods, restaurants and beverages in every category.
The management & staff of COOK Magazine hosted an early holiday bash to thank their advertisers, friends, partners and all those who rallied behind the magazine this year.
The December issue that will hit stands in the first week of December 2012, features Katrina Ponce Enrile as the cover image- a fashion influencer and a culinary entrepreneur. She describes Cook Magazine as "an institution and a community for so many people that it created a new category- homecooks- when it launched and has remained the highest-selling cookery title in its entire market life.”
The event also took the opportunity to make public the New Look and Conceptual Direction of the Magazine that will be offering consumers an ever more diverse way of accessing its brand, in print through the magazine, and bookazines, online through the website and mobile and face-to-face through our Food Events.
Today COOK is a market leading-food magazine, selling 83,500 copies a month. Each issue is packed with over 44 recipes for everyday meals, easy entertaining and dishes from food experts. The Cook magazine cookery team tests every recipe published. The magazine is available at all National Bookstore, PowerBooks, Booksales, 7-11 outlets, Mini-stops and other leading outlets nationwide. Visit Cook Magazine online at

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

JACK TV: Is Now On Free-To-Air Channel JACK CITY!

Now your favorite drama programs, like The Following, NCIS,  Elementary, Vegas, Bones, Revolution, The Mentalist, DAllas, etc. from the popular cable channel JACK TV, will be on free-to-air channel,  UHFchannel Jack CITY. Full Broadcast already this Novermber 2012!
Solar Entertainment Corporation brings you a whole new approach to drama with its newest channel, JackCITY.  On full broadcast beginning last November 11, 2012, JackCITY is a “sidequel” to the popular cable channel JackTV and is a contemporary new addition to the current lineup of free-to-air channels. Bold yet sophisticated, the channel offers a unique mix of drama programs coated with vibrant style tailored for individuals who radiate poise and confidence.JackCITY puts viewers in the midst of each story and immerses them in programs that will evoke their emotions, engage their interests, and reflect their lifestyles.  JackCITY appeals to discerning viewers who know what they want when it comes to TV viewing.  They enjoy substance and depth in their choice of programming, which ultimately enables them to live vicariously through their favorite shows.

    JackCITY’s powerhouse lineup of shows includes a mix of established and well-followed shows, as well as some long-awaited and intriguing new programs.  Currently seen on JackCITY are crime procedural favorites NCIS, Bones, Law & Order: SVU, The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, and White Collar. Also featured this November are the newly released comic book-inspired show Arrow and the second season of the fairytale drama Grimm.

   The launch of JackCITY also marks the Philippine debut of two fresh and much talked about shows in the US, Elementary and Vegas. A modern-day crime-solving drama inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s renowned fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as the legendary detective and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson.  Watch the duo take on the NYPD’s most challenging cases with the powers of logical reasoning and keen observation every Monday at 9PM.
Meanwhile, Vegas boasts the talented cast of Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, and Carrie-Anne Moss in an epic drama inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth generation rancher who was tasked to bring order to the town in the 1960s.  The show follows Lamb and ruthless Chicago gangster Vincent Savino as they battle for power over a town destined for greatness. Vegas can be seen on JackCITY every Thursday at 9PM.
   That is, however, not all JackCITY has to offer.  This 2013, viewers can expect even more groundbreaking new programs to make their way on to TV screens across the country.  New additions include post-apocalyptic drama Revolution, the gripping firehouse series Chicago Fire, the revival of the long-running Ewing family saga Dallas, and pulse-racing serial killer hunt The Following starring Kevin Bacon.  Viewers are in for a thrilling ride, as JackCITY’s roster of shows only goes from strength to strength when it enters the new year.
     Redefining how you see television drama — JackCITY, drama with style.

   Solar Entertainment Corporation is an established Philippine media company with prominent positions in cable & broadcast television and film distribution & production. The company is a leader in the creation, development, promotion and distribution of entertainment and sports programming services in the country. Solar Entertainment Corporation is the first broadcast media company in the Philippines to have successfully brought to television a rich and diverse selection of entertainment and sports programs through its roster of English-language channels --- ETC, 2nd Avenue, JackTV, Solar Sports, Basketball TV, NBA Premium TV, and now JackCITY.

Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

Sense&Style editor-in-chief AA Patawaran recently launched his book Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator(WHWN) at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4.

In Write Here Write Now, AA Patawaran offers profound and practical tips on the craft, from construction and punctuation to sentence length and variety, even how to tackle the blank page. But more than a how-to manual, this is a writer’s memoir. Blurring the distinction between instruction and inspiration, he boldly takes you along his adventures and misadventures in the publishing world.
    Recognized by industry insiders as "the man perfect to write this book," AA Patawaran has been at the helm of various publications, from Lifestyle Asia to Manila Standard's The Good Life to Manila Bulletin's Sense&Style. The gentleman editor with a passion for words, he has been credited for coaching some of today's best talents in lifestyle media.
   Published by National Book Store, WHWN is mostly inspirational, part instructional, and a kind of memoir. In it, AA shares with all writers—aspiring and established, amateurs and professionals—profound and practical tips on the craft of writing, from construction and punctuation to sentence length and variety, from rhythm and cadence to idioms and figures of speech, even how to tackle the blank page. Blurring the distinction between instruction and inspiration, he boldly takes you along his adventures and misadventures in the publishing world.

AA has been at the helm of a number of publications, from Lifestyle Asia to Manila Standard’s The Good Life and Manila Bulletin’s Sense&Style, among others. Recognized by industry insiders as “the man perfect to write this book,” he is joined by some of the key players in lifestyle media in WHWN and in his personal campaign to champion the written word. Never has any book on writing in the Philippines been such a pleasure to read that it makes you want to “write here write now.”

Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator is available for P399 at National Book Store, Powerbooks, and Bestsellers branches. Shop online at Follow National Book Store on Facebook and Twitter for the latest events and exclusive promos and contests.   

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yabang Pinoy: It’s Worth Buying For

Yabang Pinoy intensifies its consumer revolution campaign through the PHmade movement.

The pioneering Filipino pride movement, through PHmade, yet again encourages Filipinos to support Filipino ideas, business concepts, products, and services. The campaign aims to educate Filipinos, through videos, print materials and events, on the availability and viability of Filipino brands, and on the positive impact that going local contributes to the economy.

PHmade’s tagline “It’s Worth Buying For” encourages each Filipino to think twice before spending: is it really worth buying for? Yabang Pinoy believes that small things, when done together, can create a big difference. If each Filipino became conscious of where he spends one peso, he will understand how each choice affects himself, fellow Filipinos, and the country. PHmade also aspires to influence Filipino entrepreneurs into supporting local natural and human resources.

Indeed, patronage of locally made goods and services should be a lifestyle. It enables homegrown brands to improve and compete against foreign brands. The local economy also improves as money goes back and forth between consumer and business, employee and employer. And as more entrepreneurs create, develop, and expand their businesses, more job opportunities are generated. PHmade recognizes Filipino ingenuity and the role of each Filipino in nation-building.

PHmade focuses on seven categories: Produce, Home, Footwear, Fashion, Personal and Home Care, Food and Beverage, and Entertainment. The campaign will continue to collaborate with Filipino entrepreneurs and encourage them to continue to improve their products and services and to always aim for Filipino brands to be global brands.

PHmade is a project of Yabang Pinoy, the pioneering Filipino pride movement that started in 2005. As it celebrates its 8th anniversary, the organization includes it among numerous Filipino pride projects, such as the Y.A.B.A.N.G. Camp (Youth Achievers Building A Nation of Greatness Camp), Yabang Pinoy Goes to School, Pinaka-mahabang Todo Patintero, Global Pinoy Bazaar, and many more. In the 8 years that Yabang Pinoy has immersed itself in various nation-building activities, it re-affirms its belief that true progress and development in our country will start once Filipinos begin living a proudly Filipino lifestyle.

Yabang Pinoy invites every Filipino to be part of the PHmade movement. As early as now, save November 10- 11 2012 for the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar – a showcase of Filipino products made with 100% Filipino Love and Pride.

For more information on Yabang Pinoy, visit or email

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PET EXPRESS: A PETrifying Trail Year 3

A PETrifying Trail is Pet Express' annual Halloween celebration for pet lovers. Now on it's third year, we open our creaky doors and invite all cats and dogs (and their humans) to join us on a fun-filled whole day affair.

Start the day by joining our booths for some treats, get snapped up in our spooky photo booth, get lucky or lost in our giant maze (New!), parade your pets at the petrifying trail, and finally, cap the day off by strutting your stuff on the catwalk and vie to be the cutest, spookiest, kookiest pet, or most petrifying pair this 2012.

- Fun booths (activity booths, Trick or Treat)
- Giant Maze (life size maze for owner and pet)
- Spooky Snapshot Photo Booth?Pet Parade
- Pet Costume Fashion Show

Entrance is FREE (for pet parade and fashion show).
Lucky Ticket is needed to join the booths (Trick or Treat- freebies). Get a lucky ticket for every P500 purchase at Pet Express from Oct 1-31, 2012. Maximum of 3 Lucky Tickets per receipt.

Schedule of Activities
OCT 26 (Fri)- SM City Masinag (Atrium)
OCT 28 (Sun)- SM Mall of Asia (Music Hall)
OCT 31 (Wed)- SM City North EDSA (Sky Dome)


 Is your dog as cute as this? 

Show off your pooch at SM City Manila's BOW WOW WACKY HALLOWEEN DOG SHOW AND COSTUME CONTEST on October 26 for a chance to win exciting prices!

It's a parade your pups in their spookiest, cutest and wackiest costumes and get a chance to win exciting prices!

Admission is free.

To register, please visit SM City Manila Admin office-Marketing and bring your dog's latest vaccination card. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Joya at 0927-9795940

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pompano: Fishta Seafood's flagship product

During the 19th Year of AGRILINK, AQUALINK, FOODLINK at the World Trade Center Manila last October 5-6, Fishta Seafood Inc. presented Golden Pampano, also known as the snub nosed Pompano

Pampano Escabeche
       Chef Edgar, gave a cooking demo on Pampano dishes, namely Ginger Pampano, Pinaputok na Pampano and Pampano Escabeche, to the delight of the audience, there were smiles in their faces, when they've tasted the Pampano dishes, I myself asked for another round  but it already run out, due to pile of audience that lined up for it.

Chef Edgar Grajo
      And I just found out, that Pompano is one of the riches source of potossium in all fish species, that helps regulate blood pressure, improves muscle control and stimulates nerve impulse. It is high in healthy fat filled with omega-3 fatty acids. It's percentage of white meat is packed with high level of proteinn, vitamins and nutrients that can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stoke.  
    This fish is native to the Indo-Pacific region and is sought after for its tasty flesh. Juveniles inhabit sandy shorelines and shallow sandy or muddy bays near river mouths while adults move out in schools to clear seaward reefs, juveniles occur in small schools, while adults are usually solitary, However when cultured in cages, they ate observed to form schools. In nature they are reported to feed primarily on sand mollusks and other hard-shelled  invertebrates but they adapt very well to extruded feeds in pellet form which are now produced  commercially. They reach sexual maturity in three years. 
Fishta's pompano are cultured and feed premium tateh fish feeds which ensures our customers only quality fish. 

         To promote its  advocacy of development of sustainable mariculture of high value marine fish, Santeh Group established a fish cage operation in Silanguin bay, San Antonio, Zambales, farmed products include Pampano, Seabass, Snapper and Grouper. Santeh farm uses the safest protocol in disease management which does not involve the use of chemicals and antibiotics. 

A Strong Commitment To Quality And Excellence

     Fishta seafood incorporated is a member of the Santeh Group and is part of Santeh commitment to bring quality seafood to the market. Expanding downstream from merely providing quality feeds  to fish growers to seafood marketing has enabled Santeh to provide quality seafood directly to the consuming public. As with all operations including Santeh Feeds and Farm,  quality, traceablity and consumer safety are always high  their  our priority.
     For over twenty years, this commitment to quality and excellence led the company to strive for world class standards and in 1997 following a through audit,santeh received an ISO 9002:1994 certification international  (ci) the first aquafeed manufacturer  in the phillipines  to receive an ISO 9001:2000 in may 2002

  Quality and excellence permeates all aspects of santeh groups business be it the final product, the workers or the in march 2004,the company received the ISO 14001:1996 and the OHSAS 18001:1999 certification ISO 14001 aims to eliminate or mitigate the impacts to the environmental of the companys products and processes, while OHSAS 18001 establishes a management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other  interested parties who may be exposed to health and safety risks associated with the companys activities, as well as ensures compliance to occupational health and safety laws   the requirements of all three standards  (ISO 90001,ISO 14001,OHSAS 18001)were integrated into a management system that santeh continues to implement and comply.

These products are available in groceries and supermarkets near you.

On Facebook: fishtaseafood

Sony VAIO™ Tap 20: Enjoy Family Moments Like Never Before

The New Sony VAIO™ Tap 20 

Large 20” touchscreen, innovative apps, and conveniently integrated battery transforming home computing into a fun experience that you can share with your loved ones
– Computers have become a necessity to every home. That is a fact, and with the popularity of the tablet computer, more and more Filipino families want to abandon the conventional desktop PC for tablets. However, with the many limitations of a tablet computer, families who love to share activities at home are faced with the dilemma of choosing between a tablet and a conventional desktop PC.

Sony today brings to the Philippines a solution to this dilemma with the all new Sony VAIO™ Tap 20, a combination of the tablet and conventional desktop PC.  The new Sony VAIO™ Tap 20 transforms home computing into a fun, engaging experience. Featuring a large, fully-adjustable 20” touchscreen and integrated battery, the VAIO™ Tap 20 offers new usage opportunities for individuals as well as the entire family
Versatile viewing
The VAIO™ Tap 20 can be adjusted into any angle depending on usage with its flexible stand that offers seamless movement from multiple viewing angles. Laying the VAIO™ flat lets users read digital magazines or have fun with the barkada and family with its multi-touch panel for board games, sketching pictures and more, while sitting the VAIO™ Tap 20 at an angle allows users to take full advantage of the new Windows 8 touch-optimised user interface. 

When in desktop style, the VAIO™ Tap 20 becomes a fully capable desktop PC that can be used with the bundled PC and mouse. With its vibrant 20” 1600x900 screen viewers enjoy rich, true-to-life colour regardless of screen angle or seating position. 

In addition to the wide range of family-friendly touch applications available in the Windows Store, The VAIO™ Tap 20 comes with two original apps developed with the family in mind. Family Paint lets users paint, draw and scribble with their fingers, using a range of brushes and textures. Kids will especially enjoy the dual-angle feature, which allows two people to paint from opposite sides, with plenty of canvas thanks to its large 20” screen. The playfully designed Fingertapps Organiser turns a typical monthly planner into an entertaining life organiser for the whole family. Everyone – dad, mom, lola, lolo, ate, kuya and bunso– will enjoy managing their schedules and messaging boards with a few swipes of the finger.

Be it in the living room, the bedroom or the study, you can enjoy using the VAIO™ Tap 20 wherever you want at home. Its flexibility allows you to bring the fun where the rest of the family is.  

Enjoy multimedia and social media with ease
Perfect for the family’s viewing pleasure, the VAIO™ Tap 20 features Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 which ensures crisp, natural movie viewing with fine details and fluid on-screen movement. ClearAudio+ mode, developed with Sony’s own signal processing technologies, allows users to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. ClearAudio+ mode incorporates a variety of Sony's technologies, but with one simple operation, users can easily enjoy Sony recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence, across the entire spectrum of sound.

Perfect for the musical needs for any family occasion, the ‘Music’ application lets you enjoy your music collection with excellent quality thanks to ClearAudio+, while the ‘Album’ application makes viewing, sorting or sharing pictures and videos fun and intuitive. Both applications lets you ‘throw’ or stream personal photos, video and music content to enjoy on DLNA compatible large screen TV and audio systems.

Users can also download the ‘Socialife’ app for their VAIO™ Tap 20, a unique application that organises your social and information world. This feature is perfect for the Facebook users in the family for them to view, sort and manage all social networking services and news feeds through one stylish user interface, alongside your friends’ feeds and posts. Mark interesting articles for later reading when you’re not so busy. Based on what your friends are reading, ‘Socialife’ also points you to other popular topics and even suggests content that you might like. Keeping track of your friends and family becomes more convenient.

To record precious family moments, users can use the VAIO™ Movie Creator to turn video clips and pictures into short movies, all with an intuitive touch-based interface. In addition to supporting HD and 3D formats, VAIO™ Movie Creator lets users upload their work to SNS services like Facebook to share with friends.

The new VAIO™ Tap 20 from Sony will be available in the Philippines by end of October 2012. 

Visit here: SonyPhilippines

Free Anti-Rabies Vaccination for SM Advantage Cardholders

Duration: October 1 to 31, 2012

  1. Get a Free Anti-rabies vaccination for your pet when you present your SM Advantage Card / SM Prestige Card / BDO Rewards Card at the following Pet Express branches: Corinthian Hills, SM City Masinag, SM City North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia. 
  2. No purchase requirement required.
  3. Customers availing of the promo are adviced to present their vaccination records to check if pet is up to date with their vaccination shots.
  4. Maximum of three (3) dogs per cardholder. 
  5. Best to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian. Contact Pet Express branch of choice. 
Pet Express Contact Details:
  • SM Mall of Asia - 836-8955
  • SM City Masinag - 477-8659
  • Corinthian Hills - 696-7400
  • SM City North Edsa- 921-9442

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mabuhay Germany 2012: Step Forward + Have Fun

On October 12 to 14, 2012, the German community with its companies and institutions operating in the Philippines will once again gather at the Bonifacio Global City for the annual Mabuhay Germany celebrations.  Now on its 5th year, this year's theme, "Step Forward + Have Fun," demonstrates the German communitys commitment to promote a better life and at the same time provide enjoyment for Filipinos through German opportunities, products, services, culture and influences.

With their more than 140 years of presence in the country, German influences and practices are not only felt through business, trade and educationthese have also been integrated into the Filipino culture by way of food and music, among others.   The annual Mabuhay Germany festivities,organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (GPCCI), allow the German community in the Philippines to showcase its businesses, products, and community building initiatives through a weekend celebration during the German month.

This years celebration kicks-off with a VIP Opening Ceremony for the diplomatic corps and business representatives of Germany and the EU member states and their Filipino counterparts and a breathtakingopera performance by Frankie & Friends. The Saturday activities include an experttalk from Goethe Institut entitledHow German helps your career,the 3rd GPCCI Table Soccer Cup, and the Groovy Doovy German Party Nightwith the Authority Band and German- Filipina DJ Badkiss. Sunday activities include the traditionalCatholic mass followed by a German brunch with live music entertainment, a Broadway performance by German school kids, a Move to the German Groove singing and dancing contest, and a German Movie Night featuring Kokowääh.  Throughout the three-day event, kids will also be invited to several activities at the Hänsel and Gretel Haus. 

German food, prepared al fresco, like grilled sausages with potato salad, cabbage and Schnitzel with Bavarian beers, home-made desserts, cakes, and cookies will be served during the event. Concessionaires in this 5th annual event include the German Club, Gigers, BrummsWein, Säntis Delicatessen and DusitThani Hotel.There will also beWursty-Wursty, a fast-growing and popular restaurant which serves authentic German food enjoyed by locals and Booze On-Line, which brings to the country various German beers that Filipinos enjoy.

This years Mabuhay Germany exhibitors, which will showcase a comprehensive collection of German products, services, culture, and lifestyle in the Philippines, includeAyala Land Sales, Inc.,BASF Philippines, Inc., Club Paradise Resort, Palawan, CONTINENTAL, Doehle Ship management Phils. Corp, The German Embassy Manila, German European School Manila, Lufthansa German Airlines, Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, MATEC Maschinen Technik,Robert Bosch, Inc., Schenker Philippines Inc., andTriple I Consulting Inc.
The affair is sponsored by BAGElectronics,Cats Motors/Mercedes Benz, Doehle Ship managementPhils.Corp., Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Greenpowerphils, Inc.,Hansa Meyer - ATS Projects Inc.,Hapag-Lloyd Philippine, CONTINENTAL, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, SSI Schaefer, STEAG State Power Inc., and TüVRheinland Philippines.

More information about the 5th Mabuhay Germany is available at