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REEL DEAL Movies and Television: THE KITCHEN MUSICAL

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Its indeed a musical world especially in television which is not only exclusive for western series, this time Asia will be invaded with the first Pan-Asian musical series, THE KITCHEN MUSICAL, featuring a pool of Asia's talented casts comprising both veteran and up-and-coming new faces from around the region, The Kitchen Musical is a tantalizing tale stretching 13 episodes of an hour each, centered around good food, great wines. 

Each episode will be wrapped in specially re-arranged and re-recorded popular hit songs animated with dance sequences. A menu of delicious dishes and dessert will be featured every episode that promises to be as luscious and addictive as the show itself. The Kitchen Musical is set in the musical world of a famous restaurant and anchored around the storyline of a rich young girl’s journey of self-discovery when she starts working in the kitchen of the restaurant, straight out of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Starring Stephen Rahman Hughes from Malaysia, and proudl…

REEL DEAL Movies and Television: Be STREET SMART this July from NatGeo

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Are you a curious Pinoy? As in you would go to the details up to the atomic structure just to know how things tick? Maybe scientific and complicated but NatGeo will be launching a new show that will quench those vain curiosities and also talk about Pinoy topics. Hosted by Mitzi Borromeo and the show is the first locally produced series by National Geographic Channel (NGC) with the first three episodes dedicated to food.  On the pilot episode SINISINTANG CHIBOG,  it deals about the Filipinos insatiable love for food. She embarks on a gastronomic adventure into the metro's food places like Binondo. It also featured 3 (different) food loving people namely Tania Vaca-Son (the sweet tooth), Corey Lee Wilson (the vegetarian), and Alex Lizot-Garcia (the meat lover). Each maybe unique in life choices in food but also shares the pros and cons of what they eat which also defines them. As we loved the pilot episode, we are looking forward to the other two episodes, FLAVORS OF OUR LIVES and CH…

The Manila Fashion Academy Opens its Doors

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London, New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo. 
These are places of fashion known all over the world. Here in the Philippines, particularly in Manila, the fashion scene is rising and also getting recognition. From Philippine Fashion Week, and the Ford Model of the World, our models and designers are climbing the fashion ladder to worldwide recognition. And lately, a new fashion school opened that offered a holistic approach to this trade. The Fashion Academy of Manila located at A. Venue Mall in Makati opens it doors for aspiring models, designers and photographers. The Academy partners with the biggest modeling company of the world ELITE, home of supermodels like Tyra Banks and Hiedi Klum. 
The launch is indeed star studded as celebrities graced the event particularly two prominent families, The Gutierrezes (Ruffa, Raymond, Anabelle, Eddie)and the Magalonas (Pia, Frank, Maxine, Elmo & Sab). It was like Philippine Fashion Week again plus more. Other stars sighted were Angel Locsin, Solenn H…

Nuffnang and Hapee First Class in the Industry

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What makes a brand first class? It can be proven in so many ways and always have an edge above the others. Like the mutants of the X-men First class, they were the pioneers in gathering powerful individuals and making a great team. These traits also is what Nuffnang, the region's leading blog advertising community and Hapee, the leader in providing affordable and quality toothpaste in the country has also pioneered to go a step further and left a mark in the industry. Though they don't have mutant powers they have built communities helping other people. Like in hapee, who employs people with impaired hearing which give jobs to handicapped people. And Nuffnang, helping bloggers and advertisers with community events and ads. This also inspires me to watch, X-men first class as I am a fanatic of the series even back in the comics and television series. So don;t be afraid to be special and first class because you can and you can change the world.

ART IS A BANG: MAGANDANG PILIPINAS - Pagpupugay kay Mommy Bel

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Watch Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe
Founded in 1946 by Dr. Paz-Cielo A. Belmonte (Mommy Bel)
Celebrating 65 years of excellence in folk dance traditions
MAGANDANG PILIPINAS - Pagpupugay kay Mommy Bel
on June 5 (Sunday), 6pm at the Concert at the Park, an open auditorium in Rizal Park, Manila
ADMISSION IS FREE!

AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day

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As the Philippines celebrates Independence Day on June 12 this year, AXN would like to invite its viewers from the Philippines to send in their well wishes, greetings and their thoughts on what this special day means to them.
Entries should be less than 50 words each and may be in Tagalog, English or Taglish. Send them in by noon on 31 May to our Facebook fanpage (click here for direct link) or email contests@axn-asia.com with the subject title ‘AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day’. Shortlisted entries will be broadcasted on AXN on 12 and 13 June.
For the sole purposes of broadcast, AXN reserves the right to edit, adapt or abridge the comments, especially those of a religious, sexual or racial nature. Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!

FUDFYT FOOD LAB: Pompano Fish Curry in Garlic and Cinnamon

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Pompano Fish Curry in Garlic and Cinnamon Just like I promised I will make a fish recipe after being inspired at the I LOVE FISH video contest awarding night showcasing different fish dishes. Now its time to make my own. Well from the title itself it looks really complicated, and did the combination of garlic and cinnamon surprize you? Well find out as we go and prepare another successful experiment of Food Lab only here at FudFyt! And aside from the dish itself the fish we will use is Pompano, a wide yet very tasty fish distributed by FISHTA Seafoods. The Ingredients

1 whole Pompano Fish (Cleaned and sliced a vertically into 4 parts)OilwaterMargarineSaltPepper1 can evaporated milkCurry powderCinnamon powderDried garlic flakesProcedure: After cleaning and slicing the fish into four parts, rub salt unto fish to infuse flavorHeat oil and fry fish but do not deep fry.
Remove fish from heat and set aside To prepare sauce, boil 2 cups of water and add pepper, salt, and milk. simmer for 2 minutes…

Winners of the 'I Love Fish video contest' Awarded by FISHTA Seafoods

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Cooking is indeed a passion of many Filipinos which is also reflected in our culture. In a archepelago surrounded by rich waters filled with marine life, gives us a lot of reasons to come up with exciting fish dishes. FISHTA Seafoods, a division of Santeh Feeds and also a provider of fresh seafood to leading supermarkets in the Metro sees this riches of our seas and our passion for cooking and that is why they launched the "I LOVE FISH VIDEO CONTEST", an online competition for food lovers who wants to showcase their cooking prowess and creativity. The contest is not limited to just one variety of fish which give liberty for the participants to use different kinds of fishes to come up with their unique dish.









The mechanics were posted at http://ilovefish.ph/Each of the videos are uploaded to the I love fish Youtube channel for everyone to see and also for those who wants to try the dishes for themselves.  There were a lot of amazing videos on how fish dishes were prepared, thou…

Philippine Fashion Week Holiday Collection 2011: TRAILBLAZERS by Penshoppe

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PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK 2011 HOLIDAY COLECTION Penshoppe presents Trailblazers
For another ediition of FASHIONISTA we do feature our coverage of Philippine Fashion Week 2011 Holiday Collection presented by Penshoppe. So far, this would be our second time at Philippine Fashion Week and Penshoppe which I would say keeps getting better and better. Entitiled TRAILBLAZERS, the show gives a scope of the fashion trends that goes out of the box yet still fashionably sleek and chic.  And for its fashion forecast, the holiday collection gives more room for creativity and accessory. One of their forecast for the holiday also resembles the Gothic Lolita style of Cosplay which I think will happen and many people love to wear. Also hitting the ramp for fashion week are models from Elite Manila.Golden ABC, the company behind Penshoppe, Oxygen, Regatta and other brands,   celebrates its 25th year in the industry from just a handful of people to a multinational company that reached many shores and creat…

PHITEN Relaunches With a Commitment to Health

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"The body is made to move" this is what coach Jim Saret said in the relaunch of the Phiten products this May 14, 2011. And most of us, including myself, would be guilty of not doing exercise due to many reasons and one of them is time or plain being lazy. But coach Saret introduced the metabolic workout program that can burn 600 calories in 4 minutes and the metabolism will remain for 24 hours. Buy doing a cylce of jumping jacks, squats, push ups and  lounge. You can count 10 reps each and there is no warm up needed since the movements are already the warm up itself. Now, for fitness and health it may induce some strain on muscles and  the body itself. But with a revolutionary product PHITEN from Japan, offers a great solution for these ailments.  Ronaldo Colmenar, SEEMI General Manager mentioned that Phiten started in 2007 and now has its 7 stores, with 1st Phiten store in Shangri La Plaza. Phiten products are meant to provide three solutions: (1) Improve blood circulation; …