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Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Official! -- David Beckham, LA Galaxy to play against Team Azkals in Manila this coming December


ACTION & EVENT-URE:

It is official!  Two-time Major League Soccer (MLS) champion LA Galaxy spearheaded by David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keanne is coming to Manila to play against our very own Team Azkals (Philippine National Football Team) this coming December 3 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium!

David Beckham (photo courtesy of David Beckham's official page)

Yes, you got it right!  This was confirmed earlier in a press conference in Shangri-La Makati by no less than by LA Galaxy President Thomas Payne, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Fuelcels Inc. Head Jinx Macabenta and Philippine Football Federation President Mariano Nonong Araneta.  The event is organized by US based producer Fuelcels, Inc. and is organized locally by Magic Fields Communication, Inc.

In photo are (from left to right)  Fuelcels Inc. Head Jinx Macabenta, Philippine Football Federation President Mariano Nonong Araneta, LA Galaxy President Thomas Payne, and Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Much Needed Cleaning 101 from Scotch-Brite


FISH AND TELL:

I am not domesticated :).  This is what I usually reason out to friends and family members whenever they discover that I don't follow the usual rules in housekeeping.  Well, I must admit, I'm always on the go and as long as I see my place visually clean, then that's good enough for me.  Doing the ABCs of cleaning was not a priority for me.  'But living independently let me realize that sometimes, I can't do shortcuts and must follow the long tedious way in house cleaning so that I can rest more comfortably. 

So with little dumps, spills and footprints, the floor can be one of the hardest to clean areas at home.  Good thing Scotch Brite sent me a kit containing practical tips in floor cleaning and sample products for me to try  out!  :)  (Mom, I think I'll keep this one as I need this in my place hehe).  So let me share the tips with you.  Here they go:



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Buy drinks, get a free journal and send a child to school via the Seattle's Best - World Vision Christmas Project starting October 22


Action & Event-ure:

They say we have the longest Christmas here in the Philippines.  Well, I definitely agree.  In fact, when the ber months arrive, it's not only the decors nor the shopping spree that comes into my mind (no not the bonus, I hate getting frustrated hehe), but the start of the sticker collection from coffee shops and the corresponding free journal!  Well, to be honest, in the past, I never bothered to have one from any of the coffee shops, primarily because I don't easily follow fads and be part of the snowball, and I want a journal that is not commonly owned by many.  But since I drink coffee often, then I told myself, why not get the free journal as well!  Haha =D  So the hunt during the Christmas season began!

Well, recently I got an invite from World Vision and Seattle's Best for the unveiling of their new partnership and the Christmas project they have in store for all of us.  And that changed my perspective in getting the free journal during the Christmas season. 


Both the best in their respective fields, Seattle’s Best Coffee Philippines and World Vision have joined together to provide children a chance to be the best they can be as well. Similar to its past holiday promotions, customers will receive stickers when they purchase one of Seattle’s Best Coffee’s new holiday or classic drinks starting October 22, 2011 to January 22, 2012. When a total of 18 stickers are collected, customers present their completed “dream card” and redeem a leather journal loaded with, amongst other things: free music, goodies, food and drinks coupons, and up to 24 hours worth of free wifi at selected Seattle’s Best Coffee shop.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Jollibee and Ronald McDonald agreed on one thing! =)


Foydi's Catch:

Jollibee and Ronald McDonald agreed on one thing, and that's for Tatak Digitista!  Haha =D  They both agreed to pose here!  And am happy to to see them here as I patronize both of their products!  I love Jollibee's Chicken Joy and Palabok Fiesta, and I adore McDonald's Chicken McNuggets and Quarter Pounder Cheeseburger!!!  Oh my, am now craving for it!!!  Haha =D

From left: Ronald McDonald and Jollibee for Tatak Digitista!  =D 

Hmmm... who should be the best next rivals to pose for Tatak Digitista?  Any suggestions?   How about DLSU Green Archers and Ateneo Blue Eagles?  Or Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin perhaps (Angel already posed here, so paging Marian! Daha)?  Let's just watch out who will be next!  =)


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ariel and Bench to stage the first and the biggest 3D outdoor projection mapping in the country on October 24!


Web Announcement:

Everyone's crazy about 3D!  And if you think it's just on movies and TV, think again.   Aside from movies and entertainment, every industry from architecture, electronics, medicine, and even fashion is now investing in this advanced technology to understand how they can improve their products and services.  3D technology has changed how people see and experience the world. 3D innovation gives depth and multiple dimensions from the usual flat images and it changed the way these things come alive before our eyes, giving us the maximum viewing experience.  


































Inspired by the 3D revolution, P&G likewise invested in 3D technology to make its premiere laundry brand Ariel even better. 3D technology enabled Ariel R&D scientists to see and understand better how different stains behaved in clothing, which is composed of not just one but multiple layers of fibers. The result is the new Ariel detergent that provides a 3D Deep Clean, which deeply cleans clothing’s multiple fiber layers by reaching stains deep within and pulling them out even from the third layer.

PUSS IN BOOTS gets his big break!


Potato On the Go Bulletin:

We all fell in love with Shrek... and Princess Fiona... and his friends Donkey... and of course Puss in Boots.  But this time, Puss in Boots is getting his big break as he is now starring in his very own movie!  He now belongs to the ranks of Elektra from Daredevil, Catwoman from Batman, and Ewoks from Star Wars, who first played semi-antagonist characters and have turned to becoming allies of the movie's protagonists, and have eventually led their own movie!  What a big leap!  =)


Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend…The Boots.



The 12th Edition of Celebrities and Personalities for Tatak Digitista! (A surprise awaits you at end of the post!)


Foydi's Catch:

At the moment, there are already 60 celebrities and personalities who posed for Tatak Digitista.  And the moment it reaches 100, another special edition will come out.  =)   But for now, let me present the CPTD's Batch 12.  =)

Miss Universe First Runner-Up Miriam Quiambao for Tatak Digitista

Marc Nelson for Tatak Digitista

Victor Basa for Tatak Digitista

Phoemela Baranda for Tatak Digitista

Brent Javier for Tatak Digitista

Ed Lingao of Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism for Tatak Digitista

Vince Hizon for Tatak Digitista

And... Ronald McDonald for Tatak Digitista!  =D  Now you can't accuse me anymore of playing favorites okay?  Hehe.  You may see his rival Jollibee's pose here http://digitista.blogspot.com/2011/07/celebrities-for-tatak-digitista.html .  =)


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HAPPY FEET to Repeat its Feat on the Big Screen


Potato On the Go Bulletin:

Happy Feet is really destined to be a winner.  From the adventures of its lead character Mumble up to the actual production of the movie, nothing can block the success of this animated wonder. 

The film's director George Miller wasn't looking to make back-to-back cartoons about the environmentally fragile residents of Antarctica then. But Mother Nature can be a wicked executive producer, Miller has learned.


"I was all set to do another `Mad Max’ in Australia," he says. "And it kept raining. And raining. And raining. After about 12 months, we decided to do `Happy Feet 2’ instead."


The Harbor Square Stare


Foydi's Catch:

I must admit, the bag I usually carry is not comfortable for me, it's bulky, it's heavy, it's out of style.  Why?  All my gadgets are there, my netbook, my EHD, my disk drive, my camera etc. etc. =)  Oh, but well, I'd rather do it that way than miss the priceless moments I need to capture and share in Tatak Digitista =).  And true enough, while having coffee at the Harbor Square in Manila, I caught these life's wonders:





That's it for now folks!  =)


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DreamWorks and Disney reveal trailers of its initial salvo for 2012


Potato On the Go Bulletin:

The year isn't over yet but DreamWorks and Disney has already given the public a glimpse of what the start of 2012 has to offer by revealing the trailers of its initial salvo for next year,  Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse”


and the Amy Adams-led family fare “The Muppets”.



Monday, October 17, 2011

Indeed Time is Gold in 20th Century Fox movie IN TIME (IN TIME opens on Oct. 28)


Potato on the Go Bulletin:

Time is Gold.  This line is a cliche but not for the upcoming 20th Century Fox's philosophical action thriller "In Time".  In this movie, the quote Time is Gold is indeed true, literally speaking, primarily. 


It’s a race against time for two young fugitives in a society where time is the currency and there is never enough of it in “In Time.” Starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried with Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy and Alex Pettyfer, “In Time” clocks in a world where which people stop aging at 25. From that point onward they have to buy, borrow or steal time in order to stay alive. Every second counts. For the poor like Timberlake’s Will Salas, life is a constant struggle for survival, while the wealthy have enough time to live forever. Falsely accused of murder and on the run, Will (Timberlake) meets the rich and beautiful Sylvia (Seyfried). Together the charismatic pair is trying to bring down the corrupt system. The world created by director Andrew Niccol in “In Time” is corrupt and unjust. For the poor it is a daily battle to acquire enough time to stay alive. The rich on the other hand have centuries and can potentially live forever. There is a yawning gap between the haves and have-nots.


Good Times with Mede8er Med500X2 Media Player! =)


Action & Event-ure:

A few weeks back, we had a bloggers get to together to launch the Mede8er Med500X2, the new media player that provides the ultimate viewing experience to demanding media enthusiasts!

We don't want just another activity so we thought of doing something fun yet simple, something that can help fellow bloggers not just learn the product on a conceptual level, but fully experience it!  So we organized a home viewing get together, chose a perfect location, a unit in Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati, and set the right time!  It t was raining, it was cold, it was a bed weather... just the right time for home viewing =)!  (And I heard other groups followed the same execution hehe.)


We were on comfortable seats and mats, as we witness how Mede8er can truly change and satisfy our viewing habits -- when I want to watch an awesome movie I missed in its theater run and when I want to repeat seeing a good film at home!  The activity showed how Med500X2 is designed for media-player users and viewing addicts like me hehe (I know you known this right hehe). This offers the option for us to view our movie files on larger screens and not just on our laptops, ipads or computers.  Through this activity, we experienced first-hand how the product can make our viewing experience better and more exciting because of its different user-friendly commands and easy-to-navigate interface. The new Med500X2 allows us to handle the biggest media files with ease (say goodbye to the hassles of watching big files) and it also includes Custom Views, Favorites, and Media Library (it's just like having a giant computer hehe).  To add, with Med500X2, we can enjoy Internet-based media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even listen to Internet Radio! 



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Resorts World Manila Brings In World Class Theater Via The Sound of Music


POTATO ON THE GO (Theater):

When Resorts World Manila claimed that The Sound of Music is a world class theater production, I asked myself how can they exactly qualify that.  Well, after seeing the musical at its premiere, I was easily convinced why it is called as such.


A musical by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, The Sound of Music is the story of a young postulant, Maria Rainer, who is appointed governess of the seven children of widower Captain Georg von Trapp. She teaches them the rudiments of music and allows them to discover a talent for singing they never once thought they possessed. In the process, the Captain's cold and stern heart turns soft towards his children, while the stiff, professional relationship he once had with Maria gives way unexpectedly to love. Soon, they find themselves threatened by uncertainties of wartime as they struggle to build a new life together.


So, why is The Sound of Music world class?

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Celebrity Achievers for Tatak Digitista


Foydi's Catch:

My current project with Enercal Plus, Wyeth's premium adult nutritional milk, has given me the chance to know and work with five of our country's Celebrity Achievers.  And lucky foydi, these successful yet down to earth celebrities were all game enough to pose for Tatak Digitista!  =)  So here they are.  Am proud to present, the Celebrity Achievers for Tatak Digitista:

Jett Pangan for Tatak Digitista

Jett Pangan is an icon in the Philippine music scene. He is a singer and guitarist who fronts for one of the most popular Filipino rock bands The Dawn. A rock icon, his career spans more than twenty-five years. And lately, amidst a heavy touring and recording schedule, he has welcomed a new dawn by showcasing his acting chops in musical theater and dabbling in hosting for MYX Live.

Paolo Bediones for Tatak Digitista

Paolo Bediones is a reality show host turned broadcast journalist. From being dubbed as the King of Reality Shows, he recently moved to TV5, and now anchors the late night newscast Aksyon JournalisMo which airs every night. He also co-hosts the station’s morning show Sapul sa 5 which airs daily from 5 to 7 am and his radio program Sakto with Paolo which airs nightly from 8 to 9:30 pm. And in between his news reporting schedule, he tapes regularly for his documentary show USI (Under Special Investigation) and reality TV program Extreme Makeover Home Edition, runs his businesses, performs with his band and supervises his soccer team. He’s such a jack of all trades!

Angel Aquino for Tatak Digitista

Angel Aquino is a top model turned critically acclaimed actress and lifestyle host. As she embraces her successful TV hosting and acting careers, she juggles a full schedule every week. She tapes for her ABS-CBN drama series “Maria la del Barrio” three times a week and reports to Studio 23’s “Us Girls” in between. And in between seasons of her drama soaps, she is able to squeeze in shooting for indie movies and commercials. Aside from her busy work schedule, she is also a full-time mom, her more challenging yet fulfilling role.

Doc Oyie Balburias for Tatak Digitista

Dr. Oyie Balburias is a premiere wellness doctor in the country. Doc Oyie is the Medical Director, Unit Head and Coordinator Physician of the Center for Wellness and Aesthetics of The Medical City as well as the Head of the Emergency Department, also of The Medical City. Doc Oyie is part of Year 8 Core Faculty and Clerk’s Monitor and Year Level 9 Intern’s Monitor of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. He also co-hosts Pinoy MD, a medical program aired over GMA 7.

Boom Gonzales for Tatak Digitista

Boom Gonzales is a DJ of Magic 89.9, sports and events host, voice-over talent, lead sports anchor of the UAAP and the NBA on ABS-CBN, host of the TV shows Game Day with Boom in Balls TV and Hard Ball in ANC, all round athlete and fitness enthusiast.

Know more about them, their struggles and successes, and "The Wake-Up Call" on my next post!  =) 


Enchanted Kingdom celebrates 16 magical years!


Action & Event-ure:

I would like to believe that it has always been a Filipino child's, and their parents, dream to have a world class theme park available locally, something that is within reach, location and budget wise.  And 16 years ago, during this month of October, that dream was answered!  The Enchanted Kingdom was born and fulfilled  the wishes of Filipino kids and families.

And celebrating its 16 magical years, the Enchanted Kingdom is set to color an October to remember as it celebrates 16 magical years of creating long-lasting smiles and enchanting memories.




The anniversary celebration starts as Eldar the Wiz opens his kingdom filled with festivities for all his guests. Enjoy a blast of hues as EK paints the skies of Sta. Rosa, Laguna with the Grand Finals of the Asian Sky Wizardry Fireworks competition. Witness local and foreign pyrotechnics experts vie for the championship on Oct. 22.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day!


Web Announcement:

Do you know that simple handwashing with water and soap can actually save lives? 

Procter and Gamble Philippines (P&G) along with its partners UNICEF, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Play Pilipinas invite everyone to come and celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2011 on October 15. This event, celebrated the world over, reminds everyone to start the healthy habit of proper and frequent handwashing with soap at critical times (before eating or preparing food, after using the toilet and after playing outdoors).


Statistics show that handwashing with soap has been cited as one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent diarrheal related deaths and disease. In the Philippines, 10,000 die every year from diarrhea. P&G through Safeguard, the official soap partner, and its partners remind everyone that “Clean hands save lives”.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Dolphin's Survival and The Triumph of the Human Spirit -- DOLPHIN TALE in 3D Movie Review


Potato On The Go:

Finally, after the long wait, we can now witness the story of "Dolphin Tale in 3D" in theaters!  Well, it has been a while since we saw a family movie of this kind but I guess the long wait is worth it as Dolphin Tale, as the trailer already suggested, is one awesome story to watch out for!


Dolphin Tale in 3D is based on a true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.  Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world.



The film stars Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman as Dr. Ken McCarthy, who is given the seemingly impossible task of crafting a new prosthetic tail for Winter; Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett, who runs the Clearwater Marine Hospital; Ashley Judd as Lorraine, a single mother; Nathan Gamble as her son, Sawyer, who frees Winter from the trap and forms an instant connection with the dolphin; Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hazel, Clay’s daughter, who befriends Sawyer; and Kris Kristofferson as Clay’s father, Reed. “Dolphin Tale” was directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen & Noam Dromi.


In this challenging and desperate times, people are in dire need of things that could inspire them, give them hope and help them hold on to their faith.  I know this is really quite an enormous challenge because as you know, we live in a fast paced, stressful and anti-social life.  And besides, there are just to many bad stories that flood our media, both mainstream and digital, so a feel good movie such as this is indeed most welcome.

Eldar and Princess Victoria for Tatak Digitista


Foydi's Catch:

As Enchanted Kingdom celebrates its 16 magical years, let me present the new personalities for Tatak Digitista:

Eldar and Princess Victoria for Tatak Digitista

Enchanted Kingdom has a lot in store for its Fairy Tale Anniversary, its 16th Year Celebration!  Watch out for the full blog post coming up next!  =)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Hunt for the Ex and the Lasting Sex -- WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? Movie Review


Potato On the Go:

Ever been hit by magazine quizzes, that after answering them and finding the results, you'll end up in silence, thinking and convincing yourself that indeed it's true?!  If yes, then you're like Anna Faris who's paired with Chris Evans in the new sexy comedy movie "What's Your Number?" from 20th Century Fox.  


What's Your Number narrates the adventures and misadventures of Ally Darling (Anna Faris), who after reading that magazine article on the average number of lovers women should have in their lifetime, is in hunt for all her exes, to choose one and marry him as she's convinced that she has reached the limit of sexual partners a woman can have before she deemed unmarriageable.  With celibacy as a non-starter, Ally embarks on a mission to find a mate, without adding to the number, by seeking the colorful and strange assortment of her ex-lovers.  Yes folks, all her troubles, started with that one magazine article!  =D  Haha!  Good thing, her hottie-next-door neighbor Colin (Chris Evans) is a handy man that willingly helps Ally in her quest to back track the exes who might happen to be her chosen one!



































Monday, October 3, 2011

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to stage a grand worldwide presentation as it marks its 25th Anniversary


Potato On The Go Bulletin:

The Phantom of the Opera has hit millions of people worldwide with it great music, grand production details and classic story.  And to mark its 25th Anniversary year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh will present The Phantom of the Opera in a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendour of the Royal Albert Hall with a cast and orchestra of over 200. Audiences around the world are invited to join the celebration on Sunday October 2nd when the event is beamed live via satellite to cinemas across the globe. In the Philippines, United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation release it in selected digital cinemas starting Wednesday, October 12th . 

“The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” will star Ramin Karimloo as ‘The Phantom’ and Sierra Boggess as ‘Christine’. They will be joined by Barry James as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Gareth Snook as ‘Monsieur AndrĂ©’, Liz Robertson as ‘Madame Giry’ and Wynne Evans as ‘Piangi’, together with a cast and orchestra of over 200 and some special guest appearances.


The Kick-Ass Robots of REAL STEEL!


Potato on the Go Bulletin:

Folks, get ready to meet Atom, Ambush, Noisy Boy and Midas!  You ask who they are?  Well, they are just the awesome ass-kicking robots of the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures film "Real Steel"!  Get a load of the robots' images as DreamWorks Pictures releases their bus shelter artworks!


“Real Steel” a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. In the film, Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next.


When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.


Opening across the Philippines on October 12, in IMAX, 2D and regular theaters, “Real Steel” is a DreamWorks Picture to be distributed locally by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.


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