Saturday, December 7, 2013

Greenfield kicks off Art for Generations

Being able to nurture ideas into vibrant landscapes where people and lifestyles thrive in progress is a legacy that property developers can hand on to generations. Greenfield Development Corporation has this unwavering vision of land stewardship and legacy since it started in 1961.

“Right now, Greenfield District is home to a vast network of mixed-use commercial and retail buildings, open spaces, and residential communities,” shares Atty. Duane A.X. Santos, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Greenfield Development Corporation. “By emerging as a self-sustaining district—virtually like a city within a city—Greenfield District offers urban individuals a reenergized vibe by combining the principles of modern technology and urban sustainability.”

And to cultivate this vision, Greenfield District Corporation holds a two-day art fair this December 7 to 8, 2013 to celebrate a legacy of building innovative communities for the next generation.
“Art for Generations aims to bring the local art community and the public together in a celebration of creativity, traditions, and heritage through activities and exhibits that exude the joy and heritage of the Yuletide season,” shares Atty. Santos.  According to him,  the concept of the festivity draws inspiration from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Story” by celebrating stories from the past, the gifts of the present, and the possibilities of the future.

Staged in partnership with various local art galleries and creative labels, the outdoor art fair celebrating unique Filipino artistry—a first at the Greenfield District—aims to foster greater public appreciation for local contemporary art and craftsmanship through a variety of activities.

“The Filipino brand of art is a rich showcase of creativity and imagination,” says Santos. “With this event, we aim to help make the rich lessons of our past become the anchor of how we can shape the future of our communities.”

Visitors can enjoy a weekend of art exhibit featuring the masterpieces of prominent local artists, plus  outdoor art film screenings and insightful art appreciation talks that weave cultures, beliefs, and innovative thinking all together.

Award-winning art films such as “Colossal” by Whammy Alcazaren (Best Cinematography awardee at the 36th Gawad Urian), “Ruweda” by Hannah Espia (Cinemalaya 2012’s Audience Choice Award recipient), and many more will make the cool December breeze at Art Films in the Sky a memorable one.

Central Park visitors at the Greenfield District will also be serenaded by a string quartet and jazz band as they leisurely shop for art pieces and gifts at String and Jazz.

“Art and creativity has always been an integral element in all of our endeavors, just as how the land is the crown jewel of every Filipino family, from one generation to the next,” ends Santos. “Beyond being a pioneering art event, Art for Generations gives people a glimpse into the unique experience of being part of the Greenfield family—a community of creative people with an innovative vision. Through this, we hope to help enliven the season by reminding people of the heritage, legacy, and joy that Christmas brings.”

Circus Vargas brings “MagiKaria!” to Manila

The magic of Christmas becomes even more captivating and jaw-dropping – with the arrival of the internationally acclaimed Circus Vargas troupe, one of the world’s biggest traveling circuses.

Circus Vargas will be bringing its most exciting production dubbed as “MagiKaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience” in Manila, showcasing gravity-defying flights, flashy costumes, fun dance routines, and other deliriously delightful antics.

Said production will feature astonishing athleticism, physical beauty and acrobatic prowess of the men, women and children of the circus. Circus Vargas hopes to deliver the same immense joy and excitement already experienced by millions of people worldwide.

Circus Vargas promises to bring back the old school circus entertainment mixed with modern twists. There’s the fabulous fluidity of the aerial ballet that uses streams of chiffon material hanging from the ceiling. There’s also Zorro Low Wire who leaps and flips over various obstacles in his way, and other acrobats doing some fun trampoline style tricks.

Equally mesmerizing is the upbeat juggling styles of Michael Ferreri, a 4th generation performer who started at 13 years old, together with the death-defying cannon jumper Leo Garcia. Then there’s the thrilling trio of motorcycle riders doing their dangerous stunts inside the round metal cage called the Thunder Globe.

Charismatic illusionist Patrick Gable will also perform his mystifying illusions that are guaranteed to impress, astound, and make everyone in the whole family a believer of MagiKaria.

This extravaganza of magical proportions will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City from December 25 to January 1, 2014.

Buy your tickets now at SM Ticket outlets, SM Cinema, and Snack Time outlets.

You may call Tropical Productions, Inc. at 519-8984 for inquiries or email them at

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Barbie™ LIVE! Musical in Manila

After a successful debut in Singapore last September, Barbie™ LIVE! show will soon be staged at the SM Mall of Asia Arena from December 11 to 15, 2013 in collaboration with EMS Entertainment.

Barbie fans will delight in contemporary music with empowering lyrics, energetic choreography and a modern storyline that the all-new musical, Barbie™ LIVE! has to offer.

From captivating and glamorous costumes, to spectacular lighting and set designs, Barbie LIVE! will deliver fans a one-of-a-kind production experience featuring the world’s favorite doll – Barbie!
With a talented cast of 19 singers and dancers, dazzling costumes, energetic songs and awe-inspiring sets, Barbie™ LIVE! is a must-see for musical fans of all ages.

Buy your for Barbie™ LIVE! tickets at the SM Ticket outlets located in all SM Cinema ticket booths. For details, visit or call 470-2222.

Unique Gift Ideas this Christmas

As days draw near the most anticipated season of the year – that is Christmas – more and more people are rushing to find perfect gifts for the family, friends and loved ones.

Choosing what presentss to buy for Christmas is as hard as moving through the rush of people who are doing their own shopping. Getting the right gifts for the right person is a different story.

Luckily, we have HARNN, a leading Asian brand of body care and home spa products to make gift giving options an easier task to make. It arrived in the Philippine shores just in time for Christmas. Drawing its inspiration to the unique Asian holistic philosophy that the key to well-being, is to maintain the natural balance between the body, mind and environment, HARNN is one of the best Christmas gift one could receive this season.

HARNN offers an array of skin care and hair care products, which includes gels, lotions, oils, hand creams, body scrubs, shampoos, conditioners, and many others, with different themes and aroma that is sure to fit different tastes and preferences.

Oriental Herbs Collection suits best to those who likes aromatic herbs and spices. The sweet scent of Siamese Jasmine is captured in HARNN’s Jasmine Collection. East meets west with the concoction of lemongrass and lavender with their Cymbopogon Collection. If you are into the exceptional fragrance of roses, nothing could go wrong with Oriental Rose Collection. Refreshing yet calming goes with Tropical Wood Collection with its sandalwood and orange blossom scents.

HARNN also offers spa items that can be used at the comfort of your homes. HARNN’s Botanical compresses have unique therapeutic properties for relieving aches, muscle tension, minor skin ailments and improving circulation. Their Bath and Massage Oil Collection helps in sealing moisture in the skin and provide protection from the environment.

HARNN’s Natural Rice Bran Oil Soaps and Aromatherapy Collection completes the holistic home spa experience, along with Vuudh, a collection of aromatic candles, fragrance sachets and room sprays that is sure to inspire everyone with its scents and Tichaa Herbal Infusion, restoring natural balance of the body from within.

Get all these items at HARNN retail stores located at G/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City and 2/F SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City.

To know more about HARNN visit their website at

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Torque Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

TORQUE has indeed gone a long way since its early beginnings in 2008. From being the first local mobile brand to launch the most affordable mobile phones and tablets with superb features at par with those found in foreign brands, Torque’s status went up from the 10th up to 7th and then up to 5th for the past 3 years. Torque’s revenue has gone up to 150 percent compared to 2012.
Christopher Uyco with rap icon "Abra",  Torque's newest brand ambassador
Torque CEO Christopher Uyco said, “Torque has, indeed, gone a long way given the relatively short time of operations. In keeping up with the very dynamic mobile phone market in the Philippines, our commitment remains the same: to provide innovative product designs and highly thoughtful specifications based on what the market demands.”
Torque has given Filipino users the best value for money and freedom of choice to select the mobile phones and tablets that fit their lifestyle for five years. “We engineer and design our own phones and tablets through our scaled and talented Torque engineering team,” Mr. Uyco disclosed. “From the seemingly insignificant details to the essential functions, each product is made with only excellence in mind.”
To celebrate its fifth year milestone, Torque beefed up its product lineup with more innovative smart phones and tablets that caters to Filipino mobile phone and tablet users.
Torque is offering mobile handsets that go beyond calling and texting. Since Filipinos use their gadgets for for entertainment as well, Torque lets them enjoy videos and music made more affordable with D1c, D1e, D1i, D5i, DTV5, DTV15 Slim. All products are with dual-SIM capability, FM radio, camera with video recorder, multimedia player and expandable memory up to 32GB. DTV15 is even built with mobile TV, which is also available for i20 TV+WiFi and i80 TV+WiFi. Featuring a bigger screen for TV viewing, i20 and i80 are built with large and clear 2.8” and 3.5” screens, respectively, as dual SIM capability, camera with video recorder, and expandable memory up to 8GB. Connectivity will not be a problem with its seamless WiFi capability and Bluetooth/JAVA/GPRS/MMS feature.

Torque has also ushered in a set of faster, more powerful, yet budget-friendly Android gadgets under the Droidz series: the Beat TV, Pop 3G, Play 3G, Active 3G, Stark 3G, Atom S, Space 3G, Avatar TV, Quad, Motion and Life HD. These models run at 1GHz Dual Core CPU, except for Quad, Motion and Life HD which features 1.2GHz quad-core. Customers can choose from 3.5” to 5.5” screens, depending on their lifestyle and preference. Each smartphone is built with a superior interface using the advanced Android 4.1 to 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, and comes with dual-SIM capability and dual cameras, except for Pop 3G and Active 3G which have 3MP rear camera. Other features include Wi-Fi/Bluetooth capability and microSD slot.

Torque also launched an exciting array of products also under the DROIDZ series, with the same features as an expensive tablet, at a fraction of cost. These include Edge, Duo Slim, Duo, Duo TV, Drive Slim and Push+. All of these models run at 1.2GHz CPU with 4GB to 8GB ROM and 512 RAM. With 7.0” capacitive touchscreen. All DROIDZ tablet are equipped with dual cameras. The last two models – Drive Slim and Push+ – come with single SIM capability with call and text features.

The Droidz Portal X, Mini D and Mini Q, which comes with capacitive touchscreen, sized 7” and 7.85”, were also launched. All models feature dual-SIM capability that has call and text features, powered by 1GHZ dual- and quad-core CPU with 4GB ROM and 512 RAM, except for Mini Q which runs at 4GB ROM and 1GB RAM. They also feature dual cameras, as well as mobile TV for the Droidz Portal X.

Torque ensures that in the months and years to come, it will provide the perfect combination of even more competitive products well-suited to the ever-changing requirements and preferences of the Filipino tech market.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wave Rave 2013 is the coolest year-end beach house concert-party

WHEN CONCERTS in big domes and parties in crowded urban hubs are all the rage, here comes an extraordinary concert-party experience this December.

Dalampasigan Resort in Sariaya, Quezon proudly presents Wave Rave 2013, the ultimate year-end beach house concert-party!

What better way to end the year than be with friends and family in an out-of-town vacation, while enjoying finest music and entertainment?

Wave Rave 2013 features top-of-the-line artists including award-winning rock band Up Dharma Down and pop rock icon Yeng Constantino.

Crack up with the infectious humor of stand-up comedians Super Tekla and Iyah from popular comedy bar “Laffline,” which is one of the trailblazers in Philippine stand-up comedy.

And to cap the night, dance to the beat of DJ Nina, dubbed as the metro’s hottest female DJ and who’s a mainstay stunner at the top clubs and bars in Metro Manila.

So don’t miss Wave Rave 2013 on December 21, 2013 at the Dalampasigan Resort in Sariaya, Quezon.

The 30-hectare resort is one of the budding tourist destinations in Southern Luzon waiting to be rediscovered. It’s just a two-hour drive away from Manila.

There will be a shuttle service for participants to and from the resort. Gold ticket holders also get free resort accommodation.

Part of the proceeds of the event will go to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Visayas.

Tickets go on sale Friday 22nd November, call Noreen at 0915-653-1276.

Gold P2,500 (hotel package) Silver P1,500

Monday, December 2, 2013

Perk Me Up Breakfast Buffet at NACI

NACI Comfort Food is often frequented because of its good quality food.  And since NACI believes in the importance of  a good breakfast to jumpstart and get everyone ready for the day, it now offers awesome breakfast buffet menus daily from 8:00AM to 10:30AM including holidays.
NACI's interior wakes you up with its vibrance and warmt.  It makes up the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a comforting breakfast.
Naci’s Breakfast Buffet is great food value at P295 allowing you to make wise choices for your meals before you tackle your day.
It is a great place if you need to feed a hungry family with its best breakfast and brunch choices. Naci's all you can eat breakfast included cereals, hash browns, congee, bacon, eggs and bread selections.

Filipino breakfast favorites like sausages, beef tapa, and "danggit" are just some of the highlights among this solid spread. It is definitely not lacking in any way!

When Naci serves breakfast, both early birds and late risers can expect a breakfast revelation across cultures!

Naci Comfort Food
G/F Unit 3, Two Parkade Building
7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Sunday, December 1, 2013

MEC Networks Corporation and Tellabs® Global Services seals partnership

The local ICT distributor, MEC Networks Corporation, forges partnership with US telecommunications firm Tellabs® last November 26. With this new development, MEC will be an authorized channel partner to act as Tellabs® leading Optical LAN Distributor in the Philippines. MEC Networks Corporation is expected to strengthen Tellabs® presence in the the Philippines market by providing fiber optic connections, system integration and maintenance support throughout the country.

“Our agreement with MEC will help Tellabs provide the advantages of Optical LAN to a new set of customers in Philippines.” says Dion Asencio, country manager of Tellabs® Philippines. “While Tellabs is an established vendor in the Philippines telecom industry, we are looking to extend the benefits of Optical LAN to customers in enterprise vertical markets across all sectors,” he adds.

Shifting in favor of fiber optic cables decreases capital expenses, power costs, and even space usage as compared to the traditional copper wirings of LAN connections. With the efficient network that Tellabs® provides, companies can expect up to 5% reduction in their capital expenses plus up to 85% savings in operating expenses. Tellabs® leverages its expertise and specialized services to deliver high-quality performance to help its customers succeed. This is why 43 of the top 50 global communications service providers prefer Tellabs® mobile backhaul, packet optical and services not to mention Tellabs® 20 years of experience with over 170 mobile customers worldwide.

Tellabs® is part of the NASDAQ Gloval Select Market, the S&P 500 and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes.
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