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ALERT! Chile hit by 8.8 magnitude eartquake, Tsunami alerts in the Pacific

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I was disturbed by the recent earhquake in Chile. It was reported that the epicenter  is located in Concepcion, Chile. It happened in the middle of the morning about 3 in the morning there in Chile. reaching up to 8.8 magnitude Now we are still helping and coping with the earthquake in Haiti (magnitude 7.0), now another quake has struck the western hemisphere now in the South America. Actually, Chile has experienced a stronger earthquake in 1960 with more than a thousand deaths. Now since it event happened just hours since this was posted. Many are still unsure of what will happen. Now rescue and recovery is on the way in Chile which has more stable infrastructure than Haiti, so there would be less casualties. However, there are also reports of infrastructures that have collapsed. Aftershocks are still felt in Chile, now the world is also very concerned about the Tsunami that will hit many countries around the Pacific Ocean.
Now for the Philippines, we are in the Ring of Fire, so the …

FIRST TIME mo ba?

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The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild presents
LIVE ACT 8: FIRST TIME
STARRING: SHEENA TAMAYO & MARS ADRIANO

SPECIAL PARTICIPATION
CHUBS SITCHON
FATTI ABINAL
RR & KAREN ANGLO

DIRECTED BY: AMPOL VELASCO

March 22, 2010- 3PM & 5PM
March 23, 2010- 10AM, 1PM, 3PM & 7PM
at the
PLM, MEDICINE FORUM HALL
FREE ADMISSION! :)

for more info click here

Reel Deal: FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

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At first, I thought the title was inappropriate for an action movie, especially when the story revolves the beautiful city of Paris. We all know Paris as the city of Lights and Romance. The Majestic scenery and the breathtaking view of the Parisian skyline as modernity and classic meet. Then...
BANG!
Explosions everywhere! Street Gangs on the loose, thugs and muggers carrying different kinds of weapons roam the streets! And that where we find the protagonists, James Resse (Rhys Meyers) and Charles Wax (Travolta) start their partnership in pursuit of threats to national/international security. The movie had bad-ass moves that you can call real action. However, you might consider that with great action comes great number of violence and foul language, so sorry kids, better luck when you are older.  But for us of the perfect age for this kind of stuff, its really worth a trip to the cinemas. The image I had for John Travola was shattered with this movie. Which is actually real good, I thoug…

füdfÿt: YOSHINOYA!

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ITADAKIMASU!
I always and ever will love Japanese food, for the flavor, style and many other aspects. I loved how they are made, the variety of their cuisine and most especially the different texture and flavor in each dish. And among the Japanese restaurants that I would admire for having great Japanese food is Yoshinoya. Yoshinoya has been a very well-established brand in Japan for more than a century and still a household name for the Japanese people. Just a quick history about  its origins, Yoshinoya come from the root word "Yoshino", which  is a old province in Old Tokyo and "Ya", which means house. Yoshinoya is very known for their Gyudon (beef bowls) and other dishes like Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Yakiniku, Pork/Chicken/Fish Katsudon and Pork/Chicken Hayashi.
For now, Yoshinoya has seven branches in Metro Manila (Parksquare 1, SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, SM North EDSA, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, and Sta Lucia). And with each branch you can enjoy authentic …

Love, Luck and Penance...

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Happy Valentine's Day!
Even if I'm not into a relationship (right now, but hopefully) I do feel that love is all around me with my family and friends as I know that the essence of love does not limit to lovers only but to all who love.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! The year of the metal tiger has arrived, which many people are more anxious about what would be the fate of the country and the world with the time of this astronomical sign. Although I have quite a good knowledge about Chinese Astronomy, I would not make it the basis of how I would live my life in this new lunar new year. There is always hard work, patience, wisdom and goodness that will lead anyone who follow those ways to success, happiness and peace of mind.



Ash Wednesday
Its actually not a very festive celebration but more of a solemn observance of the start of Lent as many Christians would start to reflect on the life of Christ as he journeys to Jerusalem into his condemnation. It may have a gloomy feel as we draw near thos…

Hug-a-palooza at Enchanted Kingdom!

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Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year celebrated at the same time is very rare and exciting. On this day its like a double celebration for all. And this celebration is not exclusive to lovers but also friends and families. Its actually fun to wear red on that day since you will fit in even without a date (however all my red clothes are in the laundry, so I wore white instead). Moreover, since its a sunday what fun way to celebrate it is to visit a theme park like Enchanted Kingdom.
This  was my chance to visit EK after quite some time now. And I vow the last time that I will try the Space Shuttle Max (which I have conquered successfully!). Not much has changed but I noticed the flux of people inside the park since that day is a double, I mean...triple celebration. Its also my first time to spend it with blogger friends. Of course, I made sure I had a souvenir to remember this day, which I got a glow in the dark wizard wand! Yup, I felt like a ten year old to be enchanted with a…

MTV Philippines goes off the air?!

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I was shocked when I was checking TV to watch MTV Philippines which had become a routine for me, a night person to just get a daily dose of music and videos. Then what I just seen was a black blank background. I also got some hints from plurk and also checked out the mtv twitter page and it confirmed my fears. It said
"WE LOVE YOU. THANK YOU. GOODBYE FROM ALL OF US AT MTV PHILIPPINES."
Its really sad for me since I was a avid fan of the network ever since I was in my grade school and high school days. I also bought and had a collection of its MTV ink magazine. So what now? Everything is still unclear to me why do they need to go off air. Are there better things in the future? Will MTV Asia take over? Will there be a reformat of the network. This was also unprecedented since they just launched U92.3 fm which is  doing good so far. Also I never heard they will go off air or even signs of it. I might have not notice in my twitter that it was really ending.  However, I still have…

Nestea Camp Hot!

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Summer is just a few weeks/days away and we can actually feel the summer heat in the climate. And what we will expect is a lot of outdoor activities like going to the beach, sports and anything that contain action to make the season exciting. Of course most of you would get soaked in the sun, sand and sea, and what we would always think if we are fit enough to wear bikinis or trunks.  So being in shape would be some of the objectives we are doing in preparation by going to the gym, doing diets etc. Now Nestea fit introduces Camp Hot. This camp is not a military camp but it will leave you sweating and getting fit at the same time. The camp is composed of sections where you can learn about the basics of summer activities like Beach Volleyball, Touch Football, Yoga, Hip-hop, Basketball and ultimate Frisbee.  You will not just enjoy learning inside the camp but will be assisted with girl and guys hotties who can also make the camp hotter. The venue is located at the Fort Bonifacio Open gro…

Taize Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth in Manila 2010

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In the real world filled with injustice and chaos, hunger, despair, hopelessness, and sadness, people tend to resort into hostile ways to survive. However, they also forget that one can they might need to be silent and pray. Many of us may have forgotten to keep communicating with the creator. That is why a group of dedicated men from France, led by brother Roger, started the lifestyle of Taize prayer. 

The Taize brothers has expanded community to youth all over France and into the European continent to share their spirituality to others. And now, they established it into many countries such as the Philippines. From the village in France the other brothers have arrived here since last year to do the preparations and also lead the actual celebration.This event is an annual event in Europe, and there is also another continental counterpart in different countries.
The event lasted for 5 days, and I was lucky to be one of the participants. And since this is an international event, peop…

Reel Deal: VALENTINE'S DAY

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LOVE...
soft as an easy chair... (stupid!)
fresh as the morning air... (stupid)
love... love that is shared by two (stupid love!)
I have found in you...


I just included that song while doing the review since this movie was intentionally shown within the valentine's week to get attention and also be the "perfect valentine's movie". Duh, its says "Valentine's Day", so it is meant to be for that day. However, we dig deep into the story to get whats really up with this film if it would make us fall in love more. Jam packed with major and new stars, it seems that even the guy who walks by could be also a Hollywood celebrity. Actually, I could just name a few but nevertheless they are all known. Of course, the central plot would revolve on the thing that will and forever be a topic on Valentine's day: Love. And since we already have millions of movies about this topic, we crave for something very unique but also entertaining.  Valentine's day actually cr…

YouthPinoy at UST!

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Recently Youthpinoy.com was officially launched at UST in coordination with the Episcopal Comission on Youth of the CBCP and the Federation of National Youth Organizations. The website that is in beta can be now accessed to be a social network for Catholic youth of the Philippines. The event was also significant due to the fact that 15 years ago this was also the place where the World Youth Day 1995 was launched and made the historical record. With youths from different dioceses and organizations, parishioners and other civic groups, the event started with some games then a high mass led by the papal nuncio to the Philippines.

There were performances led by the different youth organizations and movements from different dioceses. Some famous acts like RJ Jimenez (Pinoy Dream Academy) and Mayumi and Makising Morales, which were also affiliated with Youth for Christ. The National Secretariat for Youth Apostolate hopes that with this Pinoy Catholics may grow in faith as they stay connecte…