Monday, May 25, 2009

SM City North EDSA - The Sky Garden Tour

SM CityShoemart, now known all over the world as SM, started as a shoe store as my grandfather told all of us(when he was still alive) and he would tell me all kinds of stories about how it grew. LikeSky Dome a debutante, the small business is now a big and developed business boasting the complete line of products, services and amenities available.

Back then, there were very few malls around and this is one of the first because Mr. Henry Sy got this idea from the US and he thought that it can be applied here in the Philippines. Rather than be scared to put up a risky business because of the 1985 crisis, he still pushed through like any SM City North EDSAChinese would do and see a silver lining of opportunity.

I’ve been to far out SM branches even when I live here in Manila. I’ve been to SM Xiamen, Baguio and Naga just to name a few. Now, the mall they called SM North Edsa evolved to a humongous mall, being the third largest in the whole wide world!

The newest addition to SM North Edsa is the Sky Garden. It’s a hanging garden rich with lush greens, relaxing sight of water and 55 different kinds of specie of grass and flowers! It reminds me of the hanging garden in Babylon.

Eco-friendly are they! Their trash bins are color-coded so they could recycle easily. This is a practice we should adapt at home! They also are pushing their eco bags to reduce the use of plastics when we shop till we drop! Sky GardenSM North EDSA Sky Garden

Ahh! The Sky Dome – this is one of the newest events/concert/ gathering place here in Metro Manila which can fit 1,000 people! The stage is also movable, giving organizers a free room to move and change the appearance of the stage! What an incredible idea!

If you want to relax and bond with your family and friends, why not go there and take a walk? You would forget that you are in a mall here in Manila!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Influence of television to Childrens

I think that the Department of Education (DepEd) should also be part of the screening board, in screening the advertisements that is being aired in the television beside from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

Researched shows that:

"The greater proportion of children performed sedentary activities. During weekdays, watching TV, and DVD was the usual activity after school. While on weekends, playing video games and watching TV three to four times were noted. " source FNRI

"Children are more vulnerable to the influence of television since they have more time on viewing TV programs than interacting with family members or doing other significant activities in school. More often children are left with the television alone without parental guidance even the show requires so." source PIA

according to the research, that most often activity of children is watching televisions thus not only affect their healthy lifestyle but also affect in the way they think.

is 2 greater than 1showing ads like this will just harm the children, this is not the first time that this kind of ads appear on a television.
Remember the ad of Tide??? stating that 2 is greater than 1, which will affects the Math skills of a child, and now airing on television is the ad of LBC which will now affect the spelling skills of a child.

Not only TV advertisements that affects the way a child thinks, also TV shows which some shows are using Tag-lish, incorrect Grammar and addition is greater than multiplication (1+1=2 : 1x1=1) ; thus affects the English grammar and Math skills of a Child.

confirmed case of A(H1N1) in the Philippines update

The DOH is also not disclosing the airport where the patient arrived, and from what province, city or region the patient came from.

DOH officials have also said that President Arroyo is "very concerned" by this development.
Duque also said that contact tracing is already ongoing. The patient's family has been informed and has been asked to perform self-monitoring and quarantine.A(H1N1)

"The woman returned with her family who are also being monitored by health authorities," he added.

Duque however clarified that there is no A (H1N1) outbreak in the country and that the government is doing everything to prevent it.

Seven other people are under observation at different Philippine hospitals but laboratory tests have not been completed, the official said.

"We reiterate to the public that the government is on top of the situation and everyone is advised to be vigilant," Duque said.

Some 49 people who had been put under observation in government and private hospitals since May 1 after showing symptoms of the virus have since been discharged, health officials said


First case of H1N1 in the Philippines

Health Secretary Francisco Duque on Thursday evening announced the first case of influenza A (H1N1) in the Philippines.

Duque, who is currently at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, said in a teleconference that a Filipina patient who came from a trip last May 18 tested positive for the A (H1N1) virus.

The ten-year-old girl, who is not yet identified, already showed symptoms - fever, cough, and sore throat - upon arrival in the country. She came from a trip to the United States and Canada.

He said that the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) got hold of tissue samples from the patient last May 20, and confirmed Thursday that she tested positive for the virus.
The patient is currently being treated at an undisclosed medical facility, Duque said.

He also said that contact tracing is already ongoing. The patient's family has been informed and has been asked to perform self-monitoring and quarantine.

Source :

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Globe EveryBodyTXT20

Are you a text fanatic? But you are reducing your expenses due to the economic crisis? And still you just can’t leave your home without your phone for a day or still you just can’t stop texting everyone?

Well I have just got the good news to share to you; Globe just recently launched their newest service, the “EveryBodyTXT20”.

With JUST 20 PESOS, a Globe Prepaid Subscriber can enjoy 200 Text messages to Globe and TM subscribers and 20 Text messages to other networks -- this is effective for 24 hrs upon receiving the confirmation. Isn’t it Globe the BEST!!! With just 20 pesos you can text 220 people already!!! WOW!!! Globe is making everything Possible.

So what are you waiting for, Mag Globe etxt 20 Na!!!

How to use “EveryBodyTXT20”
  1. Just go to the nearest Globe Load Retailer Store or Business Centers and ask for EveryBodyTXT20. Just pay 20 PESOS and they will send you your EveryBodyTXT20 from their phone.

  2. Register Via text
    a. Simply type ETXT20 and send it to 8888.(Php20 will be deducted from your account)
    b. And wait for the conformation.
**As simple as that, just remember ETXT20 and send it to 8888**

Btw, did I mention that you don’t need to maintain a minimum of 1 peso balance anymore if you purchased EveryBodyTXT20?

The good news is not yet over, with Globe they just make it better!!!

Paramihan Challenge Want 100,000 Pesos? Just join this new contest launched by Globe called “The Paramihan Challenge

Here’s How…

1. Record a video performing a Paramihan Challenge. Kayong bahala kung ano ang gagawin niyo, basta paramihan!

2. Create an account on and join the Laban Tayo Dyan! Paramihan Challenge group on paramihanchallenge.

3. Upload your entry as a video entry on the group’s page. Select your video file from your PC, record using Multiply Video Recorder, or Import videos using externals sites.

4. Fill in the TITLE and DESCRIPTION for the video. I-describe kung anong “Paramihan Challenge” ang kinunan niyo ng video. ‘Wag din kalimutang ilagay ang kumpleto niyong pangalan.

5. Hintayin ang confirmation message sa email.

6. Hurry! Upload now. Last day to submit entries will be on June 19, 2009.

For more detailed mechanics Click Here

Friday, May 15, 2009

Emergency tricycle

I saw these in an event on SM north Edsa Cyberzone and I was Amazed!!! I am interested in having my own Emergency Vehicle sometime...

...this kind of emergency tricycle best fits in a small/narrow roads especially here in the Philippines.

Fire Prevention Tips

1. Don't plug multiple gadgets/appliances into the plug (octopus connection) this may cause an overload.
2. Keep all flammable liquid and materials in a cool place and away from fire.
3. make sure to properly plug the sockets
4. Don't leave your appliances ON for a very long time/Don't leave your appliances ON when unattended
5. Don't play with Fire
6. Don't leave lit Candles unattended
7. Keep Away flammable objects from children
8. While Cooking/ironing don't leave it unattended
9. Place a Fire extinguisher near or inside the kitchen
10. Know the number of the nearest fire station
11. Remember Emergency numbers in case of fire
12. Keep Fire exits accessible
13. Install a fire alarm/smoke detector
14. Turn off your LPG when not in use
15. Check Your LPG for any leak

Fighter Base: 160-16
Fire Brigade: 522-22-22
Fire Control 7: 367-97-20; 367-57-48
Government: 117
txt Fire: 0918-6-888-888 : 0922-6-888-888

in case of fire
1. Don't panic
2. Call for help immediately
3. Know your fire exit plan
4. Don't use the elevator
5. Stay as low as possible to prevent suffocation from smoke caused by the fire
6. Don't hide in the comfort room
7. Evacuate the bldg./area immediately
8. Don't attempt to re-enter the burning bldg. in case a person is trapped inside, advice the authorities immediately
9. If trapped inside; check the door if its hot before opening it

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Salisbury Steak and Carbonara Masterpiece

If you check the meaning of Masterpiece in the dictionary, it is defined as:

mas·ter·piece (mas't?r-pes')n.

1. An outstanding work of art or craft.
2. The greatest work, as of an artist. Also called masterwork.
3. Something superlative of its kind: a masterpiece of political ingenuity.

Salisbury Steak
When used to describe food, this simply means it's the cream of the crop (most delicious of them all). With Red Ribbon's new addition to the menu, they have yet added another classic food in the menu next to their award-winning palabok.

They have just introduced the 100% all-beef salisbury steak topped with rich mushroom gravy sauce with smooth and creamy mashed potato and buttered corn and carrots on the side and it's making mouths water!
Creamy Carbonara

not only that! Speaking of cream of the crop, they have this "made more delectable" creamy carbonara!!! with chicken, bacon, mushrooms, cheese and premium spices, topped with parsley, shaved parmesan cheese and bacon bits and on the side bread with herbs.

Cookies and Cream with OreoBut, wait! There's more!What better way to end your meal than to eat a slice of their cake?? They also announced a new cake called Cookies and Cream with Oreo - Just in time for the mothers day!!!

All of those at an incredibly affordable price! Imagine that, eating delicious food at low prices in times like these? No wonder they are successful! They also think of ways on how the consumers can enjoy their latest masterpiece called the Red Ribbon Salisbury Steak and the Red Ribbon Creamy Carbonara!

For More information visit thier web site:

Red Ribbon

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cookies and Cream with Oreo from Red Ribbon

I have always loved the cookies and cream ice cream cake made by my mentor when I was still young. Until now, I am still longing for it, since cookies and cream is one of my favorite cakes.

Cookies and cream with oreo

Now Red Ribbon has a new delicious way to enjoy our most awaited part of our meal and that is eating cookies and cream with Oreo as the much awaited dessert!!! As they introduce their new Cookies and Cream with Oreo layered with Cookie Chunks, Vanilla and Chocolate Chiffon and topped with Oreo cookies, everyone will now be too excited to eat this dessert!

Now my longing is over, I can always visit Red Ribbon anytime to bring home an enjoyable Cookies and Cream Cake.