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REEL DEAL: Here Comes The Trailer "THE PENGUINS OF MADAGSCAR"

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DreamWorks Animation's "The Penguins of Madagascar" trailer is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qJ2oP6rQs0&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx-T3eLk6LuF1vKJUCpLIefN
This latest animated espionage caper is directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, the comedy stars the outrageous quartet elite commandos with unparalleled fighting skills from the Madagascar movies - Skipper (voiced by executive producer Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights).

MUSIC LYF: Janice Javier BlogCon

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Janice Javier has been working most of her life but still kept her passion for singing, as one of the grand finalist in The Voice of the Philippines, she is now enjoying her musical career as she launches her debut album under MCA Music. Though we are used to hear her singing more than talking, having a BlogCon with her give her the chance to voice out her story and let out her quirky and funny side.

ART IS A BANG: Filipino Immigrant Stageplay "FLIPZOIDS" Now In The Philippines

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Set on a beach in Southern California, “Flipzoids” is a funny and highly moving story about three Filipino immigrants in America navigating through the shifting landscape of home, desire, loneliness and belonging. The play examines what it means to be an outsider, to be Filipino and/or American, to be a hybrid.
Redford arrived in America from the Philippines as a child and spends his time in public restrooms in search of relationships to fill a void in his identity. Instead, he finds connection through a chance meeting with Aying, an older Filipina on a beach. It is through Aying that Redford discovers his culture.

REEL DEAL: The Banes of Society Found At Sitio "Kamkam"

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Despite the growing economy, the problem of poverty, crime, and illegal drugs still rule the underworld in some parts of the country. Many have been depicted in many movie showing it, but many would only tackle just the shallow surface of these societies. What if you put all of these into one place with all the residents connected in one way or another and finds themselves in a complication of surviving, living, and loving, that place is Sitio Camcam.

Kamkam (Greed) tells the story of the squatter community of Sitio Camcam which is home to residents who engage in vices like gambling, drugs, illegal connections to water and electricity which is controlled by a local kingpin Johnny (Allen Dizon). The officials like Barangay Chairman Toming  (Emilio Garcia) tolerates the community and is a friend of Johnny however tensions between them starts with problems of the sitio gets complicated. Johnny is also a known womanizer, with three wives Salud (Jean Garcia), Evelyn (Sunshine Dizon) and Sha…

REEL DEAL: Edgar Ramirez, The Renegade Exorcist In “DELIVER US FROM EVIL”

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He had already staked out a hugely versatile career, first in his native Venezuela and South America, then around the world. Now, Edgar Ramirez (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) stars in Columbia Pictures' horror thriller “Deliver Us From Evil” as Joe Mendoza, an unorthodox priest who has battled his own inner demons. He enters into a partnership with New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) at first uncertain and then bonded by the recognition of the evil which they are facing.

REEL DEAL: “RUROUNI KENSHIN” Sequels Unveil Main Poster

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Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the main poster art of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno / The Legend Ends,” director Keishi Otomo's two-part sequels to the 2013 blockbuster “Rurouni Kenshin.”
Based on the Kyoto arc of the popular manga series written & illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequels follow the story of Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh), a legendary swordsman in the wars accompanying the turbulent fall of Japan's Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as 'Battosai the Killer', he has adopted a peaceful life since the arrival of the 'new age'.
But Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), the 'Shadow Killer' and successor to Kenshin's position as the deadly assassin, has since then been scheming in the Kyoto underworld, raising an army of disaffected former samurais with the aim of overthrowing the new regime.
Agreeing to a request by the new government to defeat Shishio, Kenshin leaves his beloved ones in Tokyo and se…

“ON THE JOB” Hits Philippine TV This Sunday On Cinema One

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The Philippines’ number one movie channel and top cable channel, Cinema One, will be the first to premiere the award-winning crime thriller “On The Job,” happening this Sunday (June 29) during the channel’s Blockbuster Sundays movie block at 8:00pm.
“On The Job,” which was directed by Erik Matti, stars Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez, Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Empress, Leo Martinez, Michael de Mesa, Vivian Velez, and Rayver Cruz in some of their grittiest roles to date.
This stellar cast plays out the story of four men struggling to survive and to make a living for themselves and their loved ones. Two of these four are former prison inmates who are hired as contract killers. One of which is Mario (Joel Torre), otherwise known as “Tatang”. He intends to finally go straight when he is granted his parole. The other is Daniel (Gerald Anderson), a younger inmate and Mario’s apprentice, who is set to replace him as the top hired killer. Their story finds itself i…

#FILApinas 2014: Meet and Greet at Megamall

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FILA Philippines family continues to grow with more fans, stores, and now endorsers. They first had Borgy Mantoc, Georgina Wilson and Tim Yap. Then they supported and got the Philippine Rugby Team of more known as The Philippine Volcanoes when they were able to qualify for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Russia on 2013. And this year, in celebration of the only athlete for the winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, Michael Martinez, now joins the roster as the new endorser of the global brand FILA.

Live-Action “NINJA TURTLES” Unleashes New Trailer

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Just mere days following the big reveal of character banners of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, Paramount Pictures has now unleashed a new trailer for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” which may be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIwEHQj7bis&feature=share&list=UU9vXJYvgswrEHfNveILWM2Qr.
The new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” adventure is a modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades. Below is the film's official synopsis:

Olay AquAction: Revolutionary Approach to Hydration care

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The new AquAction range is powered by the breakthrough HydraLock technology to deliver a new standard of hydration – “Pump-pump” bouncy skin 
Olay has launched AquAction – a new hydration range featuring the breakthrough HydraLock technology to deliver a new standard in hydration care. 
Not one, but two causes behind skin dryness
Skin is constantly losing moisture to its surroundings – much like a leaky bucket – even if it is being constantly replenished with moisture. In fact, without doing much at all, we can lose about two glasses of water a day by just normal breathing and evaporation from our skin – imagine how much more moisture an active woman can lose!

Pantene Aqua Pure - Get clean, light hair without the weight!

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HEAVY HAIR: THE REAL CAUSES...  We’ve all felt that weighed-down, lifeless feeling in our hair. Pantene has discovered exactly what’s contributing to the problem:
1. FINE HAIR 
While all hair types can suffer from the weighed down feeling, fine hair is particularly susceptible to this problem, due to its structure.
After studying hair structures and conditioning mechanisms in detail, Pantene experts realized that many conditioners are too heavy for fine hair. The reason? When hair shafts are fine they are less able to support the nourishing ingredients deposited on the hair by many conditioners, leading hair to become limp. Traditionally, to combat this, hair care collections have offered a ‘lighter’ option, which compromises on nourishment. However, Pantene’s breakthrough technology found in the new Aqua Pure range, offers a solution which means no more trade off – delivering both nourishment and a lighter feel.

REEL DEAL: It's The First Day of Work For “THE INTERN”

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Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Intern,” which began filming today in New York. Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Private Benjamin”) is directing the comedy from her own screenplay.
Meyers is also producing the film, together with Scott Rudin and Suzanne Farwell. Celia Costas is serving as executive producer.

New “HERCULES” Epic Casts LIght On Hero Of The Ages

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Based on Radical Comics' Hercules: The Thracian Wars By Steve Moore, Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present the fantasy action adventure “Hercules” from director Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson.
Both man and myth, Hercules (Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in this gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages.

REEL DEAL: “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” From Comic Book To Bug Screen

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “The Avengers,” comes a new team — the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

REEL DEAL: Smash Broadway hit "JERSEY BOYS” Now a Clint Eastwood Film

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We know the songs. We know the sound. But few know the story.
Warner Bros. Pictures' new musical “Jersey Boys” tells of the rise and fall of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll group The Four Seasons, reminding audiences why their songs have remained in the public consciousness—some for more than half a century—but also revealing the surprising origins of this seemingly clean-cut, all-American rock band.
The film is based on the Tony Award-winning, smash hit musical, which has struck a chord with audiences worldwide, becoming one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history and a sensation in virtually every city in which the show has been mounted, both in the U.S. and abroad. Now director Clint Eastwood broadens the canvas and brings all the joy and heartbreak, the music and the memories, to the big screen for moviegoers everywhere.

Yahoo Celebrity Awards Receives Over 9 Million Fan Votes and Counting

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The 4th Yahoo Celebrity Awards (formerly Yahoo OMG! Awards) is proving to be the most exciting one yet! After only three weeks of voting, over 9 million votes were notched from online votes, surpassing last year’s total number of votes!
Yahoo Celebrity Awards honors Filipino celebrities from the fields of movies, music, radio and television, who are voted into the top ranks by their fans from across the world. This is the fourth consecutive year of Yahoo Celebrity Awards, which are not only the most popular awards program in the country but also uniquely “Powered by You” - as fans have the exclusive power to vote for their favorite stars.

Buddha-Bar Manila welcomes world-renowned Japanese chef with a night of unlimited sushi

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A culinary and foodie haven, Buddha-Bar Manila is known to be one of the country’s top restaurants offering a wide array of cuisine. From Western delicacies to the delectable Pacific Rim dishes, Buddha-Bar Manila never fails to surprise its diners and patrons with new and flavourful food.
As a treat to all metro food lovers, Buddha-Bar Manila brings in world-class renowned Japanese chef, Chef Masato. Chef Masato is currently Buddha-Bar Paris and Buddha-Bar International’s Head Sushi Chef, directly involved in crafting sumptuous and mouth-watering sashimi and sushi rolls set to satisfy every patron’s taste buds worldwide.
Real kitchen action will be shown infront of the diners and detailed sushi making will be explained by Chef Masato. Guests will witness the art of authentic Japanese sashimi and sushi preparations and served straight from Chef Masato’s station, guaranteed fresh and tastes heavenly.

Go on a gastronomic adventure with the Delightful-E Yummy Web Series

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Great-tasting food can only come from the freshest ingredients. Before learning to prepare mouth-watering recipes, knowing how to pick the best ingredients must come first. That’s why Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances, brings you the Delightful-E Yummy Web Series!
Delightful-E Yummy Picks
Join DJ Delamar Arias of the Morning Rush as she travels to various places in Luzon to pick the freshest ingredients and keep them at their best condition inside the Electrolux NutriFresh™ Refrigerator. From harvesting the freshest herbs and lettuce to picking the best meat cuts in the market, DJ Delamar will give you the know-hows in selecting only the best ingredients for a delightfully delicious meal every time.

MUSIC LYF: 1:43 scores commercial success in #KalyePop album

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Filipino pop group 1:43 (one forty-three) once again scored commercial success in their third all-original album titled #KalyePop (KPop) released last week under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).
#KalyePop was reportedly selling like hotcakes in various Astrovision, Astroplus and Odyssey record bars in Metro Manila while certain branches run out of stocks a few days after copies landed on the shelves according to the initial sales reports of the label.

First International Business Summit on Mindanao Slated on June 28

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June 28, 2014 marks a significant milestone in the history of Mindanao as business leaders all over the world converge at the Manila Hotel for the First International Business Summit on Mindanao!
In line with the vision "RESTORE THE LOST GLORY OF MINDANAO", the summit aims to showcase Mindanao to the world business community and to encourage global investors as well as businessmen to personally interact with local community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Colt 45 Makes Change Starting With Epic Fist Bump

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Colt 45 has been known for their astig moments and events that have earned them the patronage of Pinoys going beyond the usual like who love MMA, tattoos, rock and roll and many others. This year they will be have changes and will be introducing two new endorsers that will unite and seal it with an epic fist bump! 
Colt 45 Celebrates the Bonds of Brotherhood With an Epic Fist Bump 
Modern Filipinos have replaced the traditional high-five with the fist bump when they greet their close friends. Colt 45 embraces this new trend and Filipinizes it by calling it “Sanib Pwersa” as it re-introduces itself to the country in its latest “brewed for brotherhood” campaign.

REEL DEAL: Wahlberg, Cast of "TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION” In Hong Kong For World Premiere

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Hollywood descended in Hong Kong June 19 for the world premiere of Michael Bay's “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth installment of the mega-blockbuster franchise.
The red-carpet event and screening took place at the Hong Kong Culture Center, and attended by director Michael Bay, cast members Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing, T. J. Miller, Han Geng and the band IMAGINE DRAGONS, who wrote the original song "Battle Cry" for the film and performed live on the rooftop of Harbour City following the film's screening.

“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” Character Banner Online Now

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Paramount Pictures has unveiled several “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”character posters that fully reveal the titular heroes. Check out Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello!
In this modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, the Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save New York City and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

REEL DEAL: Terrifying True Stroy of Demonic Possesion in “DELIVER US FROM EVIL”

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Based upon the bestselling non-fiction book “Beware the Night” by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool, the supernatural thriller “Deliver Us From Evil” brings together the dynamic talents of actors Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez, director Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise).
In the film, Sergeant Ralph Sarchie (Bana) of the NYPD has seen his share of darkness on the mean streets of the South Bronx. Assigned to the 46th Precinct in one of the toughest neighborhoods of the country, Sarchie has witnessed behavior on the outer edges of inhumanity, and it has begun to darken his soul, to the point of affecting his relationship with his wife, Jen (Olivia Munn), and their young daughter, Christina (Lulu Wilson).

REEL DEAL: “THE BOOK OF LIFE” Photo Release

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From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes “The Book of Life,” an animated comedy with a unique visual style. “THE Book of Life” is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.  Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, the movie encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Ayala Malls’ Style Origin Lights Up the Runway at TriNoma

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The country’s leading lifestyle and shopping destination re-energizes the local fashion scene, as Ayala Malls presents Style Origin, a lifestyle series that will cultivate each shopper’s eye for style.
Ayala Malls, in partnership with the Philippine STAR and Starworld, and in collaboration with the country’s top lifestyle magazines MEGA, Meg and Chalk, empower men and women with inspiring trends in clothing and cosmetics. With landmark trunk shows especially compiled by the country’s leading style authorities, Regina Belmonte of Philippine Star, Peewee Isidro and Rainier Dagala of MEGA Magazine, Bianca Gonzalez and Patrick Galang of Meg Magazine, and Kate Paras and Elaine Carag of Chalk Magazine, Style Origin opens up a remarkable setting where timeless, impeccable style is bound to be experienced.

A cozy reading nook just for 18K‏

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Make a cozy reading nook for your home for 18K. Thinking of ways to turn your vacant space at home into a useful spot for reading and relaxation? 
Transform it into a cozy reading nook. A comfy Gavin Lounge Chair in Fixed Seat Cushion matched with throw pillows is a must for your reading corner. This is a perfect spot where you can sit and relax while reading your favorite book. If you don’t feel like sitting, curl up in a Black Maze SR011 print shaggy carpet instead. Add a side table for your books’ storage or a place where you can put your cup of coffee. 
To complete the vibe of your nook, put an F1035 Modern Arc Floor Lamp with soft lighting that brings out a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for your reading time. You can also add string lights and sheer canopy if you want a homier feel for your corner. Making a reading nook for your home is surprisingly easy, follow these guides and create one for your home. To know more tips on making a reading corner for your home, visit …

REEL DEAL: “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” In Natural Locations Using 3D

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Following the emotionally arresting story of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” the latest movie “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” takes place 10 years after a viral apocalypse known as the Simian Flu hit the humans whose numbers have been severely depleted.  The Apes, on the other hand, have done quite well amidst the pandemic with Caesar at their helm.  Caesar,  the prime intelligent ape with human-like qualities,  who can strategize, organize and ultimately lead a revolution, borne and developed by genetic engineering  has now led his kind to freedom and has built a new home where humans have difficulty thriving.
Dawn’s director Matt Reeves, who created a vivid and unexpected sense of realism in his 2008 thriller “Cloverfield,” says, “My hope is that audiences – even knowing about the visual effects – will say, ‘Wait a minute.  There weren’t real live apes in the movie at all?’  “That to me is an exciting idea because it creates emotional reality.  If you believe these apes are real a…

REEL DEAL: “CHANNELING” – YOU’RE ONLY LIVE ONCE

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In today’s social-media obsessed and advertising-driven world, the upcoming thrilling film “Channeling” brings a thought-provoking commentary on the possible path of destruction on the way we currently channel our lives. It introduces us into a world where people have begun live-casting. Using a camera in the form of a contact lens, people begin sharing every part of their lives. Some lives are more exciting to watch than others.
Written and directed by Drew Thomas, “Channeling” tells the story of a soldier who returns home for his brother’s funeral to find that his older sibling’s death is mired in a mystery involving social media “eyecasting,” where a user places a contact lens with a camera on their eye and broadcasts everything they do. The more hits you get on your “channel” the more sponsors you can acquire. This spawns casinos where gamblers can bet on people’s life events and unscrupulous channel producers who try to spice up the action on their eyecaster channels.  
Winner at t…

New Series "Hawak Kamay" Reaches Out To The Modern Day Filipino Family

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How much can the life of a drunkard and aspiring musician change when he finds himself left with the responsibility of acting as a father to three adopted children?
This is what ABS-CBN’s newest family drama, “Hawak Kamay,” will be taking on as it hits TV screens to reach out to modern day Filipino families.
The series is set to take off with acclaimed actor Piolo Pascual at the helm, who will be making a much-anticipated return to television drama following the success of his movie “Starting Over Again” earlier this year. Piolo stars in “Hawak Kamay” along with three of the country’s most powerful child stars, Zaijan Jaranilla, Andrea Brillantes, and Xyriel Manabat. The series will also introduce Grand i-Shiner Yesha Camille, who was under the mentorship of Piolo during her stint in the second season of the Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp.

Grander Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest On Its Fourth Year

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Last year was an unforgettable moment for me as I won the media group for the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest Year 3 held at New Glorietta Activity Center. As they promised, the new year of the annual eating competition get tougher yet with prizes getting bigger and better.
Though I was not part of this year's competition, it is still an opportunity to support fellow blogger Ruel Umali (www.ruelumali.com) on his bid to be the winner in the media group. I did gave pointers and some techniques that I used and the things I have learned from the previous year which he can use for his way of chomping down bowls of beef.