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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Starbucks Cards 2018 are available Starting Nov. 2

  
Good news to all the Starbucks Cards Collectors, the new Starbucks Christmas cards are up on Nov 2.

They are available in 5 designs namely the Holiday Tree, Snowman Card, Maligayang Pasko Card, Special Edition Kape Vinta Card
and the 2018 Red Cup Card.

The special edition Starbucks Kape Vinta Card is exclusively released with the Starbucks 2018 Planners.

The uniqueness of each cards depicting the holiday season is what made them interesting and appealing to all Starbucks cards hobbyists. My favorite is the Maligayang Pasko card because of its unique christmassy design.

HOLIDAY TREE

SNOWMAN CARD


Our yearly fan favorites depict wintery scenes using cool colors of silver, blues and greens.

Available for an initial activation amount of ₱300 per card.

Available in all stores starting November 2, 2017.





 
MALIGAYANG PASKO CARD

Celebrate Christmas with the market exclusive Maligayang Pasko Card.

Available for an initial activation amount of ₱300 per card.

Available in all stores starting November 2, 2017.





SPECIAL EDITION KAPE VINTA CARD

This special market exclusive card is inspired by the Starbucks Kape Vinta whole bean artwork.

*Included in the 2018 Starbucks Planner.

Activation amount: ₱300








2018 RED CUP CARD

This year’s Red Cup Card matches the physical Give Good cup and merchandise, and comes with a red Kraft sleeve carrier.

Available for an initial activation amount of ₱1,000 per card.



Available in all stores starting November 2, 2017.


Landscape photographer Leslie Dizon features mystical Iceland in ‘Ember and Ice’ exhibit







Four years after her sold-out solo exhibit in 2013, landscape photographer, Leslie Dizon, recently launched her latest creations ‘Ember and Ice,’ at the Dizon Corporate Center in 116 Esteban Abada St. Varsity Hills Subdivision, Loyola Heights, QC.


The Iceland exhibition, which will run until November 10, parallels Dizon’s inner journey of triumph over hesitation and coasting along safe shores.



Being a landscape photographer for 8 years now, Dizon’s constant longing for aesthetic stimulus helped hone her craft while shooting around picturesque locations in various parts of the Philippines.



‘This year I felt it was time to get out of my comfort zone and start participating in photo tours outside the Philippines. I have always wanted to visit Iceland since I came across the Blue Lagoon Hot Springs in a fashion spread back in college,’ quipped Dizon.


She adds, ‘It caught my fascination and adventurous spirit. At the same time, a friend of mine introduced me to the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Before the digital age, hardly anyone knew about it except maybe those who admired its perfect spirals in Van Gogh’s Starry Night.’



Coincidentally, around the time that Dizon had upgraded to her dream camera, she was invited to join the Iceland photography tour. But already on a financial downturn with the investment she made, her partner gladly pitched and a mentor encouraged her to pursue. Everything simply aligned.


‘Ember and Ice’ is all about keeping one’s earnest desires burning and making things happen. It is taking a leap of faith, saying yes to opportunity and allowing immense fulfillment to take place. Having experienced the merging of fine art and the mystical world of Iceland, Dizon is sure to set a renewed excitement in the beauty and strength of Mother Nature, and a fiery inspiration to follow one’s dreams.


LG gives the gift of immersive entertainment with OLED TV promo




Make this year’s Christmas the best ever by treating yourself or your loved ones to LG Electronics’ (LG) best-in-class OLED TVs at discounted rates, and get the chance to win an LG InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator. This nationwide promo starts on November 1 and ends on December 3, 2017.






To qualify for the promo and raffle, purchase any of these LG OLED TV models: the 55-inch LG OLED55EG9A7T (from Php89,990 to Php74,990) – the latest addition to LG’s OLED family;the 65-inch LG OLED65C7P(from Php249,990 to Php199,990); and the 65-inch OLED65E7P (from Php299,990 to Php249,990). Purchasing any of these models automatically qualifies you for one (1) digital raffle entry to win the LG InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator worth Php149,995.

The 55-inch LG OLED55C7P is also available at a discounted price. During the promo period, the LG OLED55C7P can be bought at Php109,990, a 27% discount from its suggested retail price of Php149,990. Purchase of this model entitles you to one (1) digital raffle entry to win the LG InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator, plus a free gift – an LG K7 Smartphone with Jelly Case worth Php6,690. 



To join the raffle, just log on to www.LG.com/PH or bit.ly/LGOLEDChristmasPromo2017 and fill up the form. Entries will be accepted until December 3, 11:59pm.The winner will be notified via registered mail address and e-mail. The winner will also be announced on the LG TV Philippines Facebook Page.

Participating stores are: Abenson, Adessa, All Home, AMB Ambassador, Anson, Asian Homes, Automatic, Avid, BHF, Des Appliance, Desmark, Du Ek Sam, Echo, Emcor, Esla, First Family, Imperial, J&R, K-Servico, Magic, Major Brands, Ocampos, Pricewise, Reverb, RJ Homes, Robinsons Appliances, Savers (SEWI), SM Appliance, Solidmark, Megasavers, Western, and Wrenleys.   

For more information about “LG OLED TV: Giving You The Perfect Christmas Gift” promo, please visit:www.lg.com/ph.promotions.

Monday, October 30, 2017

THE SCRIPT LIVE IN MANILA APRIL 14, 2018 at the MALL OF ASIA ARENA


Basagan na ng alkansya on November 7!! for my lodi The Script!!

Tickets go on sale 10 AM November 7th at all SM ticket outlets and SMtickets.com or (02) 470 2222

Midas Promotions is happy to announce that The Script are returning to Manila - admittedly one of their favourite tour destinations, for the fourth time - with their latest #1 album Freedom Child. 



The concert will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 14th, 2018.

Tickets prices are as follows (excluding ticket charges):

VIP Experience: P12,000
VIP: P8,500
Patron: P7,500
Lower Box A: P6,000
Lower Box B: P4,000
Upper Box: P2,500
GA: P1,000

The VIP Experience Includes:

Top price seated ticket
Exclusive 2018 tour VIP gift
The Script 2018 tour VIP tote bag
Signed 2018 tour programme
Commemorative VIP laminate & custom lanyard

The first single from Freedom Child, Rain, was immediately added to playlists around the world and stormed into the Top 10 on iTunes UK. The music video for Rain has been viewed over 18million times on YouTube since it’s release on July 14.

The band currently have three songs charting in the Spotify Philippines Top 200, classics like The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, Breakeven, and their latest single Rain.

The Script are one of the world’s most successful bands and have sold over 29 million records.

The Irish three-piece have scored 3 multi-platinum albums, all of which were #1 in the UK. The Script have also picked up a huge following in the USA where they have 4 platinum selling singles under their belt. The Script are also one of the biggest live bands, having sold over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows and they sold out the legendary Croke Park stadium in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland in a matter of minutes.



Young filmmakers to win Blackmagic camera and film course in L.A. at Viddsee Juree Awards



Fresh, innovative and inspiring stories have been chosen to vie for top honors at the Viddsee Juree Philippines, a festival of short films that aim to celebrate and support filmmaker communities in Asia.

Alembrg Ang Awards Director Viddsee Jury Philippines.


The nominated films are by upcoming talents from different schools such as the University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, Mint, College of St Benilde, Letran, and International Academy of Film and Television. Their works are about families, personal struggles and the realities in rural communities— a young boy’s dream of becoming a mermaid, two brothers dealing with the loss of their parents shot entirely on a drone, a father battling grief and injustice after his son’s death, and more moving stories.


Viddsee’s head of content Nikki Loke comments: “Themes from the top ten films highlight local cultures and nuances, while others reflect universal themes of mental health and identity, for example. Overall, I was very impressed with all the elements of storytelling like casting, cinematography, script, supporting the authenticity of these stories.” 

The winners of the Viddsee Juree Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, November 25, at the FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila. Viddsee will also hold a series of workshops, forums and short film screenings at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde on 24 November, and at the Cinematheque from 24 to 26 November. All these are open to the public.

The initiative kicked off three months ago through an online campaign and offline roadshows in Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao where it received encouraging response from the creative community.

Two top entries will be named Gold and Silver winners. They will win production equipment including a cinema camera sponsored by Blackmagic and a five-day Film Immersion Course in Los Angeles sponsored by the Motion Picture Association.

For the nominees, landing on the shortlist is a prize in itself.

“There are some people who have criticised my work,which made me question my ability as a filmmaker. Being part of this competition made me more confident as a person and a filmmaker, and that I have the chance to be recognized by a bigger audience, that I have a shot in this industry, says Tashana Rivera, director of the film “Companion”. 

For Christian Candelaria, director of “In His Island,” being selected is also a tribute to those who helped him make his film. He declares, “I’m humbled and deeply proud to have the privilege of collaborating with such amazing and fine group of people who shared the same passion.” 

The jury is composed of Loïc Valceschini, festival programmer of Neuchâtel Int' Fantastic Film Fest and Locarno's Semaine de la Critique, Marcus Manh, Vietnamese film producer and founder of YxineFF, and Antoinette Jadaone, Filipino film writer director of blockbuster hits like “That Thing Called Tadhana and “Love You To The Stars and Back.”

Derek Tan Co-founder Viddsee


Viewers can see these films and other eligible in out-of-competition films for free on Viddsee.com.

For more information on these events and the shortlisted films visit https://www.viddsee.com/juree/philippines2017
https://www.viddsee.com/submit/juree/philippines

Global market players to conduct frontal B2B on November 16-17




Global market players in the tourism sector will meet on November 16-17 at Clark, Asia’s newest darling of tourism, to conduct frontal B2B (business to business) meetings and listen to seminars on how best to use the digital platform to further tourism products and packages for the benefit of stakeholders and clients.

The TBEX Pilipinas 2017, organized by Afro Asian World Events for the Network of Independent Travel and Allied Services Philippines Inc. (NITAS) as beneficiary headed by Robert Lim Joseph, is a two-day event that is exclusively for buyers and sellers in the tourism sector. Thus far, it has an expected attendance of 200 buyers from the Philippines; 20 other travel agencies; 15 corporations and 50 foreign buyers. (TBEX stands for Travel Business Exchange), which began in 2013.



This much-awaited annual event seeks to promote further tourism activity not just for the Philippines but foreign destinations as well and enlighten the players on how to optimize their use of the digital space to promote their businesses as operators of airlines, hotel and restaurants, resorts and hospitality services/products and more.

“We have to realize that people no longer have to physically buy their tickets or make reservations to their destinations through the travel agencies. They can do it now with their smartphones and computers. This is why the global industry players must optimize their use of the digital technology as their markets are getting more technologically mature,” explained Joseph.

The official venue for the event is Midori Hotel and Casino Clark but has also engaged for the billeting of delegates the Park Inn Clark by Radisson; Quest Hotel and Conference Center Clark; Royce Hotel and Casino Clark and Widus Hotel and Casino Clark.

The event is co-organized by the Clark Development Corporation led by its hardworking President and COO, Noel Manankil and he said “ Clark has grown into a leading destination and as such we will promote sustainability and productivity in tourism through TBEX. It is also supported by the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board Philippines,Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise and Zone Authority, PAL, Informatics, Resorts World Manila and other industry supporters.

On the first day, the sessions will dwell on the road map to digital travel, checkpoints in technology change; combatting price competition from a watchful owl’s eye and where shall I go, online or offline? and winning the booking through digital marketing.

The second day will have only one morning session with theme “makes me feel to work again and again” and will be followed by a timed (12 minutes each) B2B and a networking snack in the afternoon. The event will be capped by a gala party with theme “green angel” at the roof top garden of Midori.

In an endorsement of TBEX Pilipinas 2017 Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo- Teo said this activity pursues to be the leading and most productive B2B event organized by the private sector to generate more selling and buying movements within the industry to capture outstanding sales and profit either based on domestic, inbound or international travel.

She endorsed this “worthy tourism promotional and marketing exercise and enjoins all stakeholders and players of the industry to participate.”

Angel Ramos-Bognot, Project Director of TBEX 2017 said this yearly event will further reinforce its commitment to the further development of responsible tourism focusing on regional tourism cooperation and business partnerships for the benefit of all industry players and communities. She added that the flavor  of compassion and respect to the environment as a tangible elemental factor in tourism will benefit from this project through Bantay Kalikasan.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Diana Stalder celebrates its 21st Anniversary


Diana Stalder Face, Body, and Skin Care center is taking its leap as they celebrate their 21st anniversary this month of October. It was first named as Dermaline Inc. and was established by Miss Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, but was later changed as Diana Stalder.

Over the last 21 years, Diana Stalder stays true to its promise, “The promise be a better you” by transforming every client to become a better version of themselves. From basic skin care to the most luxurious treatment, Diana Stalder continuously grow in meeting the world-class standard of beauty services.



Be part of Diana Stalder Face, Body, and Skin care as they celebrate their 21st anniversary this October 23 to October 29, 2017. Avail your favorite dS non-medical treatment and products as they are taking 21% off. Lucky clients can also get (3) 30-gram soaps per pack for the special price of 21 pesos only.

To learn more of Diana Stalder’s products and services, visit the official website at www.dianastalder.com and follow us on our social media accounts; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianastalderbydermaline, Twitter: @Diana_stalder and Instagram: @dianastalder. You may also visit the following Diana Stalder branches near you.

Catch the hottest volleyball action live at the PSL Grand Prix Free with any Cloudfone device!



From left to right: Ronald Mascariñas (President & GM of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc.), Ray Caguin (Group Brand Manager of Cloudfone), Asics representative, Cha Cruz (F2 Logistics Cargo Movers), Mika Reyes (Petron Blaze Spikers), Aby Maraño (F2 Logistics Cargo Movers), Philip Juico (PSL Chairman), Patricia Hizon (Sports 5 Head), Ramon "Tats" Suzara (PSL President)


Cloudfone and the Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) forge a new partnership to bring league perks to Cloudfone users and first-in-the-Philippines in-game innovations.

The PSL taps Cloudfone as the league’s first technology sponsor in the 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix Conference.

The Grand Prix, which officially starts on October 28, will be marked with a grand opening, including the public launch of the tie-up. Karch Kiraly, head coach of the United States women’s volleyball team, will be among the special guests of honor during the opening.

Free admission for Cloudfone users
Cloudfone users can let out their biggest cheers as they root for their favorite players and team as they watch the games live and for free at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Cloudfone devices, including feature phones and smartphones, become free Lower Box passes, and entitle all Cloudfone users to see the games during the Grand Prix Conference for free until the grand finale on December 16 as the best teams of the league go face-to-face for the championship rounds.


“They just have to show their phone units and register at the gate. We will always reserve a special section for all Cloudfone users inside the venue so that they can have the best seats, the best view to watch the games,” says PSL Events Director Dr. Ian Laurel.


Cloudfone users can watch the games live for free!

This perk gives Cloudfone users unparalleled experience of the sport. There’s no need to buy tickets, which are being sold at the venue, at SM Tickets booths at SM malls, and online at smtickets.com.

“All they need to do is come over, watch, and enjoy the best volleyball action that we have--the best players, the best teams in women’s volleyball right now,” says Dr. Laurel.




The PSL games take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, and at different provinces in Luzon and Visayas. All games are aired live on ESPN5 at 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with replays of select matches on the next day.

“As the only professional volleyball league here, PSL believes in elevating the quality of the sport while making it more accessible for Filipinos from all regions to enjoy the games. Cloudfone is aligned with the same mission of bringing global standards in our products and making these available to all Filipinos. Both Cloudfone and PSL advocate for the same thing, to bring quality within reach of our customers and audiences,” explains Ray Caguin, Cloudfone Group Brand Manager.

Cloudfone has already established itself as a brand that provides more value beyond what the usual phones offer. “In all our partnerships, we ensure that we give customers an access to lifestyle wants and wishes. And we are always happy to get those values from our partnerships and give them to our customers. Now, with the PSL agreement, Cloudfone gives access to exciting and world-class quality volleyball games that Cloudfone users can enjoy for one full conference. Owning one of our feature phones, the Cloudfone Lite premier, which only retails at P499 already gives you unlimited access for the entire conference,” Caguin adds.



The league’s schedule is available on the PSL website philippinesuperliga.com.

New sports technology
The partnership could not have come at a better time. Aside from providing benefits to sports fans through free games for Cloudfone users, this new alliance introduces the tablet system to Philippine volleyball.


“We welcome the partnership of Cloudfone with PSL. This is a big support because in this Grand Prix, we are launching the tablet system for the competition. The timing of the partnership is really good,” says PSL President Ramon Suzara.

The PSL precedes other leagues in the country as it pioneers the Volleyball Challenge System, which requires the use of tablets. Cloudfone, as the PSL’s official technology partner, provides all the tablets needed to make this breakthrough possible.

The Volleyball Challenge System kicked off at International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) games in 2013 and was first adopted at an Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. It allows coaches to use a tablet to officially call timeouts and request challenges through video review, among others.

“This is being used now in international volleyball. There used to be just a button that coaches press underneath their seats when they need to call a timeout. But this time, we have a tablet,” says Dr. Laurel.

The PSL begins implementing the system in the Grand Prix’s semi-finals. All teams to make it to this stage are issued Cloudfone Cloudpad tablets.

These developments showcase the two organizations’ common passion for innovation, volleyball, and elevating Filipinos’ skills and talents to international standards.

“The Philippine SuperLiga is the only league sanctioned by the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) and the FIVB,” says Dr. Laurel. “We want to keep up with the standards that they set. We follow competition regulations like an international governing body.”

Fans of the sport and the brand alike can know more about Cloudfone’s products and services by approaching Cloudfone booths installed at game venues or visiting cloudfone.com.ph. The company offers a wide range of devices such as the recently launched Next Infinity Series boasting screens with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Expect equally exciting announcements about Cloudfone and their partnership with PSL as the conference progresses.

For more awesome Cloudfone information, visit www.cloudfone.com.ph.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Grohe presents an OktoberFEAST for the Senses








GROHE, the global leader in luxury bathroom fittings and fixtures in partnership with Wilcon Depot, the country's leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, took guests on a visual, aural and culinary journey last weekend as it presented the GROHE OKTOBERFEAST FOR THE SENSES at the BGC Amphitheatre last October 20, 2017.



It was a unique  sensory experience for guests as the  high-end German brands installed several exhibits from morning to midnight. The event started with a tempting indulgence of German food, products and fun.


Grohe is known worldwide for its innovative German design and precision technology. Grohe Oktoberfeast for the Senses offered an extravagant experience that will make you want to change your bathroom as your personal space for the most satisfying showering experience. 


During the event, Grohe revealed two of its most game-changing products that have won accolades and patrons the world over; Aquasymphony Luxury Shower that is designed to transform the concept of showering into ultimate luxury SPA experience and Sensia Arena Spalet Shower Toilet that is created to maximize personal comfort and hygiene through gentle and smart cleaning.Adding up excitement and enjoyment, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra performed the finest and most loved German classical music and arias under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga with soprano Lara Maigue, and DJ Hannah Ichiko played with the beat that filled the night of chill music. The event feast was hosted by Tessa Prieto-Valdes.







Grohe has also shown support to the four Filipino finalists heading to the World Architecture Festival in Berlin by showcasing these shortlisted projects at the event in collaboration with BluPrint. The four finalists are Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates, Leandro V. Locsin Partners and Eriksson Furunes, Visionary Architecture and WTA Architecture and Design Studio.

AquaSymphony--the most luxurious shower in the world

AquaSymphony embodies ultimate relaxation. Being the perfect fusion between latest SPA technologies and digital innovations, it transforms the present concept of showering into the ultimate luxury SPA experience. AquaSymphony blends the most exclusive natural and man-made SPA environments into one holistic shower experience for all the senses. With its impressive size of the 1016mm x 762mm, it creates an interplay of water that exhilarates and renews you.



An AquaCurtain of water droplets falls on you, drawing you into a dreamlike state of being. The Light Curtain of rainbow coloured lights provides soothing chromotherapy with a personalised light show, whilst a variety of different sprays allows water to cascade onto your skin creating wonderful sensations. The Waterfall XL Sprays, an extra-wide water outlet, creates the sensation of a waterfall. The Bokoma Sprays, eight dynamically pulsating spray nozzles, deliver the sensation of a stimulating fingertip massage. The Rain Spray delivers very large and soft droplets for a luxurious shower feel. With its cool, fine mist, the Drizzle Spray rejuvenates your skin. The Pure Spray provides straight-falling water, rinsing away stress like a clear mountain spring. Additionally, the Gentle Steam is an optional luxury feature for your personal SPA, invoking the relaxing feeling of a detoxifying steam bath for a calm and soothing experience.

The highly-advanced sound system is another smart optional feature that mixes your personal favourite music with the sound of splashing water. The F-digital Deluxe base unit box can be connected with an Apple or Android mobile device, allowing you to use the GROHE SPA App for perfect control of light, sound and steam. These amazing technological features can help you enjoy your shower in new dimensions.



With numerous raffles, prizes and surprises, Oktoberfeast for the Senses was definitely an awesome experience. Oktoberfeast for the Senses was supported by Hugo Boss Fragrances, Make Up Factory and Brotzeit.

Discover your favorite GROHE product, which can be yours for the basking at 40% off! Imagine many other select GROHE items, from hand showers to shower systems, fixtures and fittings, individually tagged at 5%, 20%, and 30% less! This is the perfect time to get soaked in luxury! Promo duration from October 1 to November 30, 2017, exclusively available in Wilcon Depot stores. Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 11092, Series of 2017.

Check out www.grohe.ph or www.wilcon.com.ph to find a Grohe showroom near you!




English Alternative Band NOTHING BUT THIEVES performs at the Kia Theatre on January 21!



English band Nothing But Thieves gained the respect from pillars of the modern rock community – among them Muse, who took them out as support band on their 2016 arena tour.

Nothing But Thieves consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist and keyboardist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. The alternative rock band’s music celebrates eclecticism and songcraft. “We weren't setting out to write something completely different, but I would say we experimented more, tried to push the boundaries, tried to capture something that pushed us outside of our comfort zone,” says guitarist Dom Kraik. “If a song made us feel a bit odd, that's good.” In fact, it’s that spirit that motivates them. “The mantra of the band is to not regurgitate any ideas,” says frontman Conor Mason.




Less of a consideration is whether their songs are arena-ready anthems, despite road testing their last collection while on tour with Muse. That, they say, will come naturally. “It shouldn’t be a conscious thing to write those kinds of songs. Sorry and Particles could be deemed big arena songs, but they could equally have been tiny and indie – we didn't set out to write them as massive tunes.”

Actually, say the band, they hope simply to keep growing as they have in those incredible two years since their debut. Their main goal is more noble. “We're a guitar band with a really modern take on music,” says Conor. “We're trying to be on the forefront. We play guitars, but we're not a rock band in the traditional way, because we're trying to modernise and push the boundaries of what you're supposed to sound like as a band.”

Nothing But Thieves will perform their well loved hits “If I Get High”, “Lover, Please Stay”, Amsterdam, “Sorry”, “Particles”, “Wake Up Call” and many more  at the Kia Theater on January 21, 2018 produced by Ovation Productions. Tickets available through www.ticketnet.com.ph and regular Ticketnet outlets. Ticket prices are P5750, 3750, 1750 available starting November 3, 2017.


#NothingButThievesMNL

Experience festive celebrations at the newly opened Ayala Malls Cloverleaf




To those living around Balintawak, A. Bonifacio QC and Monumento area. There's no need to travel up north to shop for malls. Ayala Malls Cloverleaf is now open,   located at the heart of Balintawak near EDSA and NLEX.

Ayala Malls Group Leasing Head Mark Sablan, Area Head of the Northern
Ayala Malls AC Legarda and Estate Head of Cloverleaf, Strategic Landbank
Management Group of ALI Jay Teodoro


It is also directly connected to the LRT Balintawak station and close to the soon-to-be-completed Skyway Stage 3 extension project along A. Bonifacio Avenue, which will cut Makati-Balintawak travel time to a 20-minute drive. With its strategic location, Cloverleaf will be one of the most accessible establishments in the northern most tip of Quezon City.



It is now open to cater to your shopping needs this holiday season. I love that just like any Ayala Malls, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf boasts an exciting mix of business, retail, dining and lifestyle entertainment options. All the shops that I have been frequenting is already there – all of which is beautifully brought together on the 11-hectare estate.



In addition to hosting a transport terminal, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf features several residential projects led by Avida and Alveo, five towers featuring office spaces for various enterprises; and Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, the anchor regional mall at the center of the township and first in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela City) area. While built to meet the demands of the dynamic community, Cloverleaf also considers the universal need for relaxing spaces, building expansive walkways and lush gardens to envelop the open areas.






THE NEW UPSCALE MALL IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Last October 25, 2017, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf officially welcomed its first guests with its Grand Opening.

Mall-goers were greeted by a festive marching band to signal the official opening of the mall. Upon entry, guests were further treated to several discounts and promos of an impressive 81% open merchants. Later in the afternoon, guests were serenaded by Darren Espanto at the Activity Center. 







“Ayala Malls Cloverleaf was crafted to fit the various lifestyles of the people in the community. Here, in the north, people were looking for a place where they could chill and relax, and escape the busy-ness of the city,” shares Rowena Tomeldan, Head of Ayala Malls Group, Ayala Land Inc. “Ayala Malls Cloverleaf thus brought together different merchants, offering a diverse mix of experiences – from pampering to dining to retail shopping. We aim to be the community’s go-to place for everything.” 

Delighting the residents and visitors in the community, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf houses several mall anchors including Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, and six cinemas, which brings everything you need, from fashion to tech, home and other novelty items. Here, the shopaholics and mall-goers will find their favorite international and foreign brands such as H&M and Uniqlo, as well as fitness brands Anytime Fitness and Slimmers World.

While the men have their tech and gadget go-tos, the kids will discover their new favorite playground in Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, which now has Kidzoona, Time Zone and Toys R Us. A special heritage wall mural designed by Googly Gooeys can be seen at the fourth floor, which highlights the mall’s special connection to the CAMANAVA and Balintawak community.



Exciting the gourmands of the North, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf also becomes a new foodie destination with an array of dining options, which aim to excite the palate and delight the epi(curious). Have your fill of your hawker favorites such as Turks, Reyes Barbeque and Hokkaido Takoyako, among others. Try out the delicious, new food concepts from Banawe and Binondo such as Tra Vinh Authentic Vietnamese Noodles, Tacoman by Silantro, Neil’s Lechon Cebu, Mr. Ube Rice & Noodle House, Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken and Botejyu Express. To help you satiate your sweet tooth, take to Eng Bee Tin for their famous hopia, Wicked Snow, The Baker’s Co., BLK 513, and Scrapes.

PROJECT STAR: CELEB POWER

As Ayala Malls Cloverleaf opened its doors to the public, it also opens its hearts to the less fortunate. At the Festival of Stars, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf launches a fundraising event that will benefit ChildHope Philippines, and provide aid and assistance to the street children of Monumento and Balintawak, Quezon City.

In Project Star, get the chance to see your favorite stars and idols up close and personal. On October 25, be serenaded by Darren Espanto, then Julie Anne San Jose on Oct 27, Silent Sanctuary (Oct 28), and Kim Chiu (Nov 4).

For every album purchase on the day of the event, get one VIP seat stub, while every donation of Php 150 to ChildHope Philippines at the designated booth on the day of the event entitles you to one Project Star Merchandise and one seat stub.

Also, catch Erich Gonzales on Nov 3, Himig Handog (Nov 11), The Voice Kids (Nov 18) and KZ Tandingan (Nov 25).

At Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, discover a fiesta of fresh finds, indulge in new flavors, and experience festive celebrations.

For more information, visit facebook.com/AyalaMallsCloverleaf.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok captures the biggest opening day gross of P38.56M!



The God of Thunder’s exciting new adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok opened at No.1 yesterday nationwide, capturing the biggest opening day gross for a Marvel Studios title for 2017.

The Chris Hemsworth-led blockbuster posted an otherworldly P38.56-M opening gross (including Tuesday's sneaks) and now ranks fourth in the year's biggest openers (bested only by Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman and Fast & Furious 8).



The top-selling cinemas are (in descending order) SM Mall of Asia (P1.67-M), SM North EDSA (P1.59-M), SM Megamall (P1.25-M), Newport Cinemas (P1.07-M), Glorietta 4 (P886,362), Trinoma (P874,529), Greenbelt 3 (P724,343), Ayala Malls Cebu (P643,876), SM Aura (P600,699) and SM Cebu (P574,834).

They are followed by Robinsons's Magnolia (P564,982), Power Plant (P561,821), SM Iloilo (P561,010), Bonifacio High Street (P536,086), Greenhills Promenade (P484,702), SM Clark (P480,530), Shang Cineplex (P480,530), Uptown Place (P472,439), SM Seaside City Cebu (P461,076) and Fisher Mall (P447,360).



Directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson, Thor: Ragnarok picks up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In the film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).



The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Now showing across the Philippines, Thor: Ragnarok is distributed by the Walt Disney Company.

Plan and decorate your Halloween with Daiso Japan



Halloweens don’t always have to be the scariest time of the year. Sometimes, you can make things more interesting by giving it a cute twist. With Daiso Japan’s unique accessories and quirky décors, everyone can have more options when it comes to planning and decorating for a spooky party.

Go all out with preparing for a memorable Halloween night. Daiso Japan sells spook-tacular décor, such as creepy spider ornaments, that give guests a quick scare. Show your imaginative side and design your wall with charming stickers to balance out the scary vibe. 

Dress up your child in cute or spooky costumes for a fun Halloween.

Stand out with a mischievous outfit and complete it with a headpiece that can give it a mysterious yet lively look. Daiso Japan offers witch’s hats and bat wing head bands that come in various colors and styles to give more options to showcase your creativity.

Of course, celebrating the spookiest day of the year is not complete without sweets and treats. Bake and create delicious cookies that you can give out to kids with Daiso’s shaped cookie cutters. Collect candies and chocolates with Daiso’s bizarre treat bags that will surely guarantee you a treat, not a trick!


Put on these cute glasses and channel kawaii this Halloween.

Turn on LED candles for a bright yet mystic Halloween party.

Complete your kid’s Halloween look with these hair veils that come in bright or dark colors.



With the many fun and out-of-the-ordinary items that Daiso Japan offers, you can Daisofy your Halloween and celebrate the season the way you like it. Get your party essentials at any of the 53 Daiso stores nationwide. 


Epson launches the new compact L-series integrated ink tank printers


Epson L-series Integrated Ink Tank Printer



Epson, a global leader in printing technologies and market leader for ink tank printers, has launched its new A4 duplex integrated ink tank printer, the new L-series printers that offer one of the lowest printing costs in the market.

Sporting a brand new sleek design, the new L-series integrated ink tank printers have been re-designed into a compact size with the ink tank integrated into the printer, offering the smallest footprint amongst all brands of ink tank printers .

Designed with the customers’ experience in mind, its easy-to-use spill-free ink bottles offer users ease and convenience when refilling the ink bottles. The ink bottles are designed to prevent re-filling errors with each ink bottle nozzle uniquely customized to fit its matching color tank.



The new integrated L-series printers significantly lower the total cost of ownership to businesses with its ultra-high page yields. Each complete set of 4 ink bottles increased its yield to 7,500 black and white pages and 6,000 color pages to help businesses lower their operating costs. The pigment-based black ink also provides laser-like quality, making documents water and smudge-resistant when printing in mono. 

The new L-series ink tank printers come with auto-duplex  print function which affords users up to 50% savings on paper cost, reducing running costs even further. Epson is currently the only brand offering ink tank printers with auto-duplex function in the market.



Since Epson first launched its breakthrough ink tank system printers, the company has continued to provide innovative modifications to further improve productivity for business and home users. 

Epson’s long-term product development and manufacturing philosophy is aligned with the company’s motivation to innovate for the future to realize the company’s business goals, and at the same time ensure customer satisfaction and preserve the environment with its limited resources. 

“Epson printers have also taken steps to drastically reduce environmental impact by lessening the amount of consumables used. Compared to laser printer’s toner cartridges which gives low black page yield and made from more plastic materials, customers can print 7,500 pages with the Epson L- series resource-friendly ink bottle,” explains Russer Cabrera, Product Manager, Inkjet Printers, Epson Philippines. 

The new L-series printers come with PrecisionCore printheads  for high performance, achieving high ISO print speeds of up to 15ipm for standard black and white printing and 33ppm for draft printing, for improved business efficiency. Delivering a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, Epson’s PrecisionCore printheads are composed of Micro Thin Film Piezo print chips for precise multi-size droplet control capabilities, ensuring the greatest details and extremely smooth gradations in documents or photographs.

The integrated ink tank printers deliver exceptional quality black and white prints with the use of black pigment ink that produces water and smudge-resistant printouts. For photo printing, the printers offer outstanding lab-quality photos when printing on photo media. Large-sized photo printing is made possible as the printers support borderless printing of up to A4 size.

Additional features include a 30-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for unattended scanning and copying of multi-sheet documents .

The ink tank printers support printing on-the-go and comes equipped with Ethernet2, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, enabling users to print wirelessly within a network, connect to mobile devices or print remotely from anywhere via Epson Connect, Epson’s suite of connectivity solutions.

As the brand with the widest range of ink tank printers worldwide, Epson continues to lead as the number one ink tank vendor, achieving the largest market share of ink tank printers among ink tank vendors across South East Asia. There are now over 20 million Epson ink tank printers sold worldwide since its launch in 2010.



“We have redesigned the experience of our L-series ink tank printers to bring greater convenience and ease-of-use to users, as well as added new features that support the business needs of our customers. The new integrated ink tank printers are designed with the customers’ experience in mind to offer one of the lowest printing costs in the market. We look forward to offering solutions that support businesses by helping them to manage their operational costs and improve business efficiency,” said Eduardo Bonoan, General Manager and Head of Marketing, Epson Philippines.

The new integrated ink tank printers consist of the L4150 and L4160 models, and the L6160, L6170 and L6190 models.

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