Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sun Cellular: TEXT UNLIMITED 300

These days, most Filipinos own a dual-SIM phone because they have two numbers from different networks,  just like me. I'm a Sun prepaid subscriber since 2008 because my family opted to Sun's postpaid service. I am not yet a postpaid subscriber but I am planning to do so in the near future. Get more value for your money with SUN's newest product TEXT UNLIMITED 300.

Enjoy unlimited Sun texts, 500 texts to other networks and 5 hours of calls (3 hours Sun calls + 2 hours Sun, Smart and TNT calls) valid for 30 days! For only Php300!

To convert your regular load, text TU300 to 247.

Have a SUNny day!


DISCLAIMER: This is not a paid advertisement. I'm just spreading the good news to people out there. Thank you :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Get The Things You Want For FREE

The best things in the world are FREE

This is my concept and you don't need to spend too much money to achieve it. I want to share to everyone how to get the things that you want (which are almost for free) and in the same time to save more money.


Some people say that everything has a price to pay. Look at the brighter side. 
The air you breathe, the sun that gives Vitamin K and light during the day, the moon that gives light during night time, the bodies of water like oceans and seas... those are FREE, right? Lets be thankful and not abuse the gifts of nature to us. 


Look for freebies or product samples.  You can get different product samples on the streets, groceries, shopping malls, trade fairs and even online. http://www.thefreebiegroup.com (US and UK residents, worlwide available). 

 

Download e-books and e-magazines of your favorite genre.  You don't need to buy a book or magazine because you can also get it for free. I have downloaded some e-books including the Twilight novel series.  For free e-magazine subscriptions, visit: http://www.free-magazines.biz

Send e-cards during special occassions. You can customize it according to your recipient's occassion(brithday, wedding, get well, etc.), attitude and taste. It's free, fast and easy. There's a lot of e-card sites now over the internet. Go get it. 

 
Join raffle contests.  There are some raffle contests that may require some purchase requirements but these are minimal amount only. I have been lucky and won so many times since I was a kid. I have won some gift certificates for groceries, shopping, dining and even 5star hotel accomodations! These days, online raffle and competitions are in! 

I also have won some cinema passes, even some appliances like turbo broiler, TV and some gadgets like cellphone and an mp3 player. Some pre-launch websites also conduct electronic raffle and I also have won.  Some raffle contests don't need to buy anything to enter the raffle so go ahead and try your luck, there's no harm in trying.

Swap your unwanted item/s. On some online auction sites like eBay, you can see people who would like to swap their unwanted item/s with other's unwanted item/s. If you want your unwanted item for an upgrade, you may add some cash (depending on the person's advertisement on his/her item/s).


Drop your business card and get a free meal.  Some fastfoods or restaurants have a small glass bowl near the cashier, filled with business cards. Every month, they make a raffle and pick a lucky winner. So the next time you go to a fastfood/restaurant, roam your eyes around the cashier's counter and if you see a glass bowl, drop your business card and get a free meal.

Free gourmet food for couples.  If you are marriage-minded couples, there are a lot of caterers that offer free gourmet food tasting for soon-to-wed couples. So go ahead and satisfy your palette.
 
Make a wishlist and share it to your friends. You will be surprised on your birthday that one of your friends will be giving one of the things that you want to have (if its not too expensive, don't ask for house and lot, etc.)  http://www.wishlistr.com



Balitaan sa Tinapayan: June 24, 2012

Topic of the day: 

-Disaster Preparedness


The guest speakers earlier today for Disaster Preparedness were:  
MMDA Gen. Manager Corazon Jimenez
Regional Director Office of Civil Defense NCR Susana Cruz 
Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza 

Composer-Singer Anthony Castelo spoke on flaws in the process of selecting national artists.
 


Balitaan sa Tinapayan is a weekly news media forum held every Sunday at the 2nd floor of Tinapayan Festival Bakeshop coordinated by Lito Laparan and forum host Ricky Velasco of DZMM. 

This socio-political event is sponsored by: Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe

 
Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe
1650 Dapitan Street corner Don Quijote Streets, Sampaloc, Manila
#732-2188

Maximizing Marriage in the 21st Century Seminar

Yesterday, my sister and I attended The Maximizing Marriage Seminar. It was advisable for couples, married or soon-to-be married. I'm still single but I have a bf who's working overseas. The seminar has discussed the challenges of marriage today and how to acknowledge the issues during these times.




So let me share to you what I've learned from the 2-hour free seminar. 
For singles out there, I also recommend to you to read this and try to reflect on it.

Focus
  • Challenges of marriage 
  • How to maximize marriage (addressing the challenges)
CHALLENGES
  • increasing materialism and financial stress
  • information overload overload (loss of focus)
  • moral degradation

INCREASING MATERIALISM
It's more difficult than ever to survive, one income can't really support a family
- Normally requires the husband and wife working
- Expenses shoot up with children 





>Prepare while single, do not maximize your expenses, save up!!!
Draft estimate of expenses
rental for house                      
        6,000.00
electricity / water                           3,000.00
food (for 2 adults & 2 kids)             12,000.00
transportation                                  3,000.00
TOTAL                                              24,000.00
personal allowance   ??????
(includes internet, cellphone load, entertainment. etc)




 

More "WANTS" are being turned into "NEEDS"


Money is one of the most fought about issues in marriage

 
* INFORMATION OVERLOAD
"Overall data will grow by 50 times by 2020." --- IDC Study 2011
> We live in a time where we can write and upload everything in the web. 
- there is so much info being added
-  more knowledge is made public



FACT:
- 72 hours of video are uploaded to youtube.com every minute

 




Implication:
In your work and in your personal life, you are being asked to handle more and more information.


 -Every minute, one of your FB/twitter friends posts/shows something

Implication:
Loss of focus of what we want to do
Implication: Overstimulation; energy drained
>We will have less energy to be spent with our partners

Implication:
So many things to do, So little time.


LEARN TO SAY NO
How much time are you spending on building your marriage relationship?


MORAL DEGRADATION
-  So many avenues of temptation (TV, movies, billboards, internet, chatting, texting, emailing,facebook)  

 
 

If approving a friend request is a way for temptation, just avoid it.
Unfaithfulness is commonplace and is already given in society.

 Too much busyness, increases temptation


Idleness also increases temptations

The key is to prioritize/schedule or be purposeful with your time.




  • Our schedule with partners should be our highest priority in terms of human relationships
  • We tend to be spending more time with our children than with spouse, but our spouse also needs time.
  • The best gift we can give to our children is to maximize our marriage. If this happens, they will have security and they will not be rebellious.

ACTIVITY: WHICH AMONG THE 3 CHALLENGES ARE YOU ESPECIALLY FACING RIGHT NOW?



Here is the same video shown to us during the seminar, this is a view on sex and marriage that everyone needs to see. We shouldn't expect it to be a fairy tale and we should always keep Christ in the center of it. Listen to these words, they're very powerful.



Some lines I had learned from the video:
  • Try to become friends first before becoming lovers
  • Pursue Jesus as a foundation
  • Promise sustains the love (always remember the vow you commit to each other)

TIPS/SOLUTION/FOUNDATION:
*MATERIALISM & FINANCIAL STRESS

Time cannot be paid and time cannot be given back.

If you work to make money but you cannot have happiness, then what is your money for?
 
  • Life is very difficult 
  • Life is full of challenges
  • Do not blame your husband, work as a team.
  • Do not belittle all the little things that he/she is doing for you. 
  • Try to compromise with each other for decisions

There are times that your partner cannot let go of something.
Example: Pastor cannot give up church/ministry. It is a vocation or a calling

 

TIME VERSUS MONEY 
  • Time is more precious than money. You can earn lost money but you can never recover lost time. 
  • Choice between good and better and best
  • Your spouse and your children needs your time more than they need your money
Example: A teacher said: You do not know how much you break a child's heart if he earns an honor and you are not there to be proud of him.)
 

Spouses should only find comfort and intimacy in their partners





Some tips: 

  • Try not to use a credit card if you cannot pay in full. 
  • Try to avoid debts
  • Strongly suggest otherwise before considering working as OFW
  • (It is difficult for the children to grow up without any physical presence of the parents).
  • Boys had become gays because there is no father image.
  • If you had decided to work as an OFW, both parents should work and bring your children with you on the other country.
  • There's a lot of work to do, but you need R-E-S-T. It will also have burden to health. It is written in the 7 commandments to work for 6 days and rest on the 7th day

Work SMART and learn to say NO.
LOSS OF FOCUS
"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?" ---Mark 8:36 NIV


You will be judged according to what you do on earth.
1.) Have the right relationships with GOD?
2.) What will you do with your life? What is your purpose in life?
- Our purpose and marriage's purpose in life is to glorify GOD. If this is done, we will have God honoring and fulfilling marriage.
- Husbands should love their wife, the way Jesus loved the church
- Marriage should reflect God's glory. (Marriage is sacred, not just a piece of paper)

 

What is the purpose of marriage?
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
  • Filter what film you watch
  • Be careful in relating to your ex's
  • Focus on what is important. Read the Bible.
  • Do not let your life go by
  • Life is about obeying God.



 

*MORAL DEGRADATION
Judges 21:25


 

What to do?
Painting the Godly picture of marriage.


1 Corinthians 13- Let love be your Goal

If what you are doing is not out of love, you are just making a noise.
DO NOT MAKE NOISE, MAKE LOVE!


Love, Grace, and Forgiveness
(grace is undeserved kindness)
You need something to hold on to, we need grace
Kung sino ang pinakmahal mo, yun talaga ang makakasakit sa iyo, 
the only recipe is L,G,F


Foundations of the Speaker's marriage
  • They are sinners and are not perfect but they love God and they fear God
    The best life is a life lived with his husband.
  • A marriage without God is unimaginable.
  • God's promise to marriage is wonderful.
    It is an everyday worthwhile decision.
ENDING VIDEO: The Marriage Prayer by : John Waller 


The seminar was hosted by Pastor Eusebio Yu and his wife Gracier Yu.


Gracier Yu together with the other participants at the Maximizing Marriage Seminar



Background

Maximizing Marriage is a site dedicated to equipping couples for a God-honoring & fulfilling marriage. Pastor Eusebio Yu is the founder and owner of MaximizingMarriage.com and head pastor of Christian Agape Fellowship. He is based in Cavite and happily married to his wife with two kids. 



Visit http://www.maximizingmarriage.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maximizingmarriage/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fête de la Musique 2012

Fête de la Musique 2012 Street Party on Makati Avenue!!
Featuring French DJ collective CHINESE MAN and 11 Filipino bands 
Saturday, June 23, from 4pm to 2am
(Between Kalayaan Avenue & B. Valdez St. Near A-venue Mall)

The most-awaited musical event of the year, Fête de la Musique will be held for the first time on Makati Avenue for an outstanding Street Party Concert on Saturday, June 23, from 4pm to 12 midnight. This year, we are all in for a special treat as Fête de la Musique 2012 features one of the most exciting contemporary artists today: French DJ Collective Chinese Man.

Chinese Man, made up of High Ku, SLY and Zé Mateo started in 2005 at the behest of their grand master, the renowned and mysterious Chinese Man, founder and inseparable figurehead of the Chinese Man Records Label. Their music, a blend of Hip-Hop, Dub, Afro-Beat, Baile Funk, traditional music and forgotten samples make them one of the most innovating Dj collective in France. The revelation of Groove Sessions vol 1 & 2, Chinese Man’s albums, paved the way to a sold-out tour in France and Europe.  Their live acts are a one-of-a-kind experience, especially with their latest opus “Racing with the Sun”, as they showcase a special live music and VJ’s performance featuring 8 people on stage. As an impressive and uniquely multi-faceted group, Chinese Man Records label brings together producers, DJ’s, graphic artists and film makers building and promoting a collective visual and musical identity. As tireless warriors of sound, Chinese Man will infuse a zen and groovy touch on the Fête de la Musique stage that will thrill Filipino audiences and artists. Fête de la musique is also an event to showcase the richness and variety of the Filipino Music Scene. From 4pm to 12 Midnight, 10 Filipino bands will rock the stage such as: Brigada, Paul Zialcita, Cynthia Alexander, Johnny Alegre Affinity feat. Alvin Cornista, The Blue Rats feat. Cooky Chua, Jonan Aguilar feat. Tondo Tribe, Flippin Soul Stompers, Indio I, Hijo,Pepe Smith and French based-Manila singer Julien Drolon. Don’t miss this outstanding musical event as Makati Ave stumbles and crumbles under musical vibrations the whole day!! To quote Chinese Man, “The race with the sun is on... the quest for Zen mind and music exchanges continue!”.  

The main stage will be located at the corner of Kalayaan Ave and Makati Ave. The following pocket venues will welcome different music genre stages: Time (Electronica stage, Kyss (Hip-Hop stage), ST. Giles Hotel (Jazz Stage), Chihuahua (Latin stage), Society Lounge (World/Reggae/Ska stage), Heckel and Jeckel (Soul and Blues), B-Side. Chinese Man is on tour in Southeast Asia in May and June 2012. Filipino audiences have the chance to see them onstage in Manila with their latest live music and video show.

Chinese Man Website: www.chinesemanrecords.com
 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ballet Philippines: 43rd Season Dragon Song

The 43rd season is composed of four performances and one special performance, namely:


Songs (July 6-8, 2012, CCP Main Theater)—A gala of masterworks featuring the work of international and Philippine choreographers—BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales, the legendary Agnes Locsin, BP resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin, former BP artistic director Augustus Damian III and French choreographer Redha Beintefour.  


Neo-Filipino: Anting (Sept. 14-16, 2012, CCP Little Theater)—Featuring four noted Filipino choreographers who will bring to life pre-eminent dramatist Tony Perez’s libretto that explores the world of talismans and amulets of Filipino magical traditions


Rama Hari (Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2012, CCP Main Theater)—BP’s hit ballet musical returns! Choreographed by BP founder Alice Reyes, with music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, it is based on the Indian epic The Ramayana. The performance also coincides with the grand theater design retrospective on Rama Hari’s set and costume designer, National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal, also at the CCP. Rama Hari features top Filipino singers and the Manila Symphony Orchestra.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Feb. 2013, CCP Main Theater)—A new production of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy by award-winning Hong Kong-based choreographer Carlo Pacis.


SEASON SPECIAL: Crisostomo Ibarra (June 2012)—A special performance of the award-winning contemporary ballet by BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales to close the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Jose Rizal

Subscribers get awesome benefits: the best seats at the best prices, a 20% discount on all tickets, a complimentary souvenir program per show (that’s an additional P600 savings!), and we even give gentle reminders so they don’t miss the show.

“Dragon years are always significant with their great energy and sense of renewal, the beginning of a new cycle,” says Morales. “We encourage all BP friends and supporters to subscribe and empower us to being the company to greater heights. Let’s all rally behind and embrace the company that has brought much pride to the country—after all, it is truly OUR OWN.”

Proceeds from subscriptions go to the enabling of the Philippine dance artist—professional wages, top-notch training for both amateur and professional dancers, and the creation of meaningful dance works among others.

Subscriptions are now available! Please contact Ballet Philippines at 551-1003, 551-7919, 624-5701. Or visit Ballet Philippines at the 4th Floor Cultural Center of the Philippines Bldg., CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Visit here: www.ballet.ph

Social Media Day 2012


Celebrate Social Media Day 2012 at Tomas Morato, QC this June 30!

The Social Media Day is a worldwide event spearheaded by Mashable.com, which celebrates the connected generation around the world on June 30, 2012. In the Philippines, several key cities would take part in the celebration, which is very appropriate because the country is hailed as the social media capital of the world. Manila Social Media Day 2012 aims to provide an appropriate venue for the community to mingle and meet-up offline, which can support better camaraderie afterwards through various social media and digital platforms.

One of these events will be a networking event for social media citizens, bloggers, and digital personalities at Tea 101 Taiwan's No. 1 Drink located at Scout Bayoran corner Tomas Morato Extension, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. The venue is in front Hotel Rembrandt and IL Terrazzo Mall. The event starts at 7 PM on Saturday. The first 100 pre-registered participants at the venue will receive unlimited tea drinks and loot bags. In order to pre-register, just simply e-mail your contact information, social media accounts, and your answer to “What makes you interesting?”


 Acclaimed director, producer, writer, & blogger Jose Javier Reyes (@DirekJoey) will share his insights about the new aspects of socialization on the Internet. Manila Social Media Day 2012 is brought to you by Flawless Face & Body Clinic, the genuine Thermos brand, Wild Ones Tattoo, and Dentiste Toothpaste.

Like our Official Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/ManilaSMDay
Follow our Official Twitter Account: http://www.twitter.com/ManilaSMDay
RSVP via Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Mashable/Quezon-City/711752/

International Hashtag: #SMDay
Localized Hashtag: #ManilaSMDay



FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

King del Rosario
Volunteer Organizer
Manila Social Media Day 2012
@kingdelrosario
manilasocialmedia@gmail.com

Ballet Philippines: CRISOSTOMO IBARRA Returns To The CCP!

After a successful national and international tour, Ballet Philippines’ Crisostomo Ibarra returns for 2 weekends at the CCP Little Theater. Awarded “Outstanding Dance Production of 2010” by the Gawad Buhay! Awards for the Performing Arts, Ibarra caps the sesquicentennial of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, with these special performances scheduled around his birthday this year.
Join us in celebrating Rizal by revisiting his Noli in dance form. Choreographed by BP artistic Director, Paul Alexander Morales, the two evening performances features the live performance of Jed Balsamo’s noted original score with five leading musicians performing for these special Gala nights.

VENUE, DATES and TIMES: 
CCP Little Theater

June 16, 2012, 2 PM and 6 PM
June 17, 2012, 2 PM
June 23, 2012, 2 PM and 6 PM
June 24, 2012, 2 PM
                            
*Tickets: P600 for Matinees, P1000 for Gala Shows

For more details call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003 
Visit here:  
www.ballet.ph

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Balitaan sa Tinapayan: June 17, 2012

Topic of the day:
-Politics of Convenience



There was no media forum at the Tinapayan last June 10, 2012 due to the Pacquiao-Bradley boxing fight. 


The guest speakers earlier were Harvey Keh and Leon FLores III of National Youth Commission.




Balitaan sa Tinapayan is a weekly news media forum held every Sunday at the 2nd floor of Tinapayan Festival Bakeshop coordinated by Lito Laparan and forum host Ricky Velasco of DZMM. 


This socio-political event is sponsored by: Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe


Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe

1650 Dapitan Street corner Don Quijote Streets, Sampaloc, Manila

#732-2188


Friday, June 15, 2012

Athletes In Action Schools Run for School Rooms

Iligan City was among the places in Northeastern Mindanao that were worst-hit by typhoon Sendong. The typhoon, which ravaged the region with its heavy rainfall from December 15 to 18, left a total of PhP 1,033,131,515,100. 00 worth of damages in infrastructures, agricultural crops, and school buildings. Six months after the disaster, the situation in Iligan City remains bleak. 

Many people are still living in so-called tent cities and living off relief goods. As the school year starts, the children would have to make do with makeshift classrooms, as 12 schools and 136 classrooms in Iligan City were among Sendong's casualties.


Athletes in Action (AIA) believes in making positive changes in people’s lives through sports. That is why the international humanitarian organization of athletes is organizing an advocacy run on July, which proceeds will fund the rebuilding of the classrooms in Iligan City.


    
Titled "Schools Run for School Rooms" (SRSR), the advocacy run will gather student-runners from major colleges and universities in Metro Manila to compete in distances of 3K, 5K, and 10K on the urban environment of the Bonifacio Global City early morning of July 7th. Besides college students, groups from government agencies, churches, and private corporations have also expressed their interest in joining the SRSR.


Please visit their facebook page: Athletes in Action-Philippine Sports Movement