World-renowned Italian Brand Antica Murrina Venezia © ™, makers of fine Murano Jewelry and accessories is now proudly launched here in the Philippines by Mr. and Mrs. Nardone of Porta Lucerna Trading. It is with excitement and flair of a night of fashion, that the introduction to Antica Murrina Venezia © ™,  was sparkling in glamour and elegance, here in Makati at the Buddha-Bar.

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The 6th Year of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge

The annual Ajinomoto®   Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) 2015 is slated on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Hall 2 of the SMX Convention Hall from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. On its 6th year, UCC organizer, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation, puts together the best culinary teams from Luzon-VisayasMindanao in one (1) cooking arena to showcase their masterful culinary creations. UCC is the biggest, intercollegiate, multi-category culinary competition that focuses on the delicious potential of umami, the 5th basic taste. The event attracts HRM and Nutrition students in 54 schools coming from NCR, Ilocos, CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Bicol Regions and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao.

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TDK x Child Haus: Gangnam Boom Style!

Manila, Philippines – Gotta get that BOOM BOOM BOOM with Child Haus Gangnam style! TDK teaches us how to initiate an effective flash mob and at the same time bring happiness into the lives of people!

To kick off 2013, TDK Philippines brought out and paraded all their boomboxes to make some noise and support the kids of Child Haus for a day of entertainment, dancing, and ultimate fun. With the help and push of celebrities/personalities, like Karylle, Divine Lee, Iza Calzado, among others, TDK hopes that they were able to make the Child Haus kids feel loved.

So here’s to start the year right! Upgrading music with a TDK boombox has never been as fun and meaningful! Needless to say, a project like this indeed makes life worth recording. #GangnamBoomStyle #ChildHausFlashMob

Check out both versions of the video below:

TDK Viral Videos

With commentary:

Dance version:

TDK Online Sites

TDK Brand Video

Start The Year With Total Fitness

Start the year right by grabbing a copy of Total Fitness’ January-February issue! Take cues from the fit and fearless Megan Young as she shares her secrets to healthy, active living.

Get first dibs on the hottest fitness trends for 2013; make daily activities easier with functional exercises; learn how to train for a marathon; bid burnout goodbye; and find out what foods prevent the Big C.

Also in this issue: Total Fitness’ list of must-try adventures for the New Year; grooming tips for the gents; an interview with yoga enthusiast and media darling Lia Cruz; a 6-page sports shoe buyer’s guide; product news, reviews, and so much more!

Total Fitness is available at all leading bookstores, magazine stands, select bike shops, health stores, and fitness centers. For inquiries and subscription, call 374-6771 to 74.

DepEd Christmas Message 2012: Light, Hope and Peace

To our dear students, staff, teachers and administrators: 


It is my sincerest desire to wish you and your loved ones a season filled with light, hope and peace this Christmas.

Especially during this time in which our fellow countrymen are again struggling to emerge from the devastation brought about by the recent storm, we are in real need of light, hope and peace.

We cannot deny the many struggles and challenges we continue to face in our country. We have a long way to go to bring our people out of poverty, to promote a society of equality, justice, and harmony, and to provide quality basic services to every Filipino, in every corner of the archipelago.

Yet we remain hopeful that in the face of such darkness, light shines through. This light is something each of us has to kindle and share. It is already with us, and it is already within us.

As a department, we hold the light to serve our country through education. For every child we successfully care for, nurture, instruct and guide, we light up an additional candle for our nation’s bright future. If we fulfill our work diligently, cheerfully, and faithfully, we have real reason to hope.

As ordinary Filipino citizens, we have the light to reach out to those around us, share our resources, and extend our compassion to those most in need. What we are able to do may not seem much on the surface, but collectively, each of us sparks a blaze that changes the face of our nation. Let us not underestimate the power of little acts of kindness every day.

With this light within you, I pray that you may be enkindled with hope. Hope for a better country. Hope for a more unified people. Hope for a more progressive and prosperous life for yourselves and your loved ones. And with this hope, I pray that you may encounter lasting peace—peace in your minds and hearts, peace in your relationships, peace in your homes, peace in your communities.

In this truly universal celebration of Christmas, may we all bear witness to the light that is shining within. May we hope in the goodness of ourselves and of our neighbors. And may we discover the lasting peace that comes from a love that is generously shared with others.

Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat!

Turkey to Fly at Marriott Manila

For special occasions, there’s simply nothing like a perfectly roasted turkey for the family. So this Christmas, serve this classic centerpiece fuss-free by leaving the job to our chefs. And at Marriott Manila, we also bring the same commanding presence on your very own holiday table with our Turkey to Fly. There’s nothing petite about this hunk of meat, from the good bones that give it stature to the perfectly marbled flesh and skin in the steer laden with giblet gravy. For only P7, 500 net bring home this package that can satisfy a family of ten and includes classic accompaniments from the freshest lettuce salad with Italian dressing, potato salad, buttered mashed potato, sautéed green bean bacon, and baked pumpkin. While these fixins already provide the robust flavors, the two loaves of fresh-from-the-oven corn bread is an equally marvelous pair–no one at the table will miss it with the turkey for sure! Since its executive chef Meik Brammer’s great hope that this package leaves anyone happier, save room for some apple and pumpkin pies. Oven baked and stuffed nothing but the goodness of all-natural fillings, its gentle sweetness and homemade charm make them a perfect foil for the Christmas feast.

Please call to order and allow 48 hours before pick up at the Java+. To know more about Marriott Manila festive season offerings, call 988-9980.


An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40″ full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.