Sunday, September 30, 2012

The "Bagel Head" Trend

In the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, comes a new body modification craze they call "bagel head" they refer to as another kind of body art. So what does one do to have this "bagel head". A recipient creates a bagel-shaped knot on their foreheads by injecting about 400 cc of saline solution into the skin, causing it to swell. After reaching its maximum puffiness, the injector uses his thumb to create an indention in the head — kind of like a thumb-print cookie. This modification lasts for about 18-24 hours.

On a good note though, the bagel-shaped injections aren't permanent; the round protusion fades after about sixteen hours as your body absorbs the saline. Kind of weird huh?

So are you willing to try this new fad?

Source: Huffington Post

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pelicula Pelikula - The 11th Spanish Film Festival

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One more year, Greenbelt 3 Cinemas holds the official section of PELICULA. Enjoy 18 recently awarded Spanish and Latin American films selection and choose the best one among them.

  • Screening period from October 4 - 14, 2012
  • Venue: Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2
  • Ticket Price: P65
  • Click here for more info.

**Meet the award-winning Spanish Director Alberto Rodgriguez on October 8, 2012.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seattles Best Coffee Javakula PROMO

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Craving for some SBC? Don't waste your time, visit your nearest Seattles Best Coffee and enjoy a BUY 1 TAKE 1 on all Javakulas from 10am to 2pm!

Promo Mechanics:
  • Promo Period from September 24-28, 2012 available in all branches nationwide.
  • Buy any size/variant of Javakula and get another one (of equal or lesser value) FREE, from 10am to 2pm.
  • The free Javakula must be availed at the same time the purchase is made.
  • The free Javakula is not convertible to cash or discount.
  • This promo is not valid in conjunction with other ongoing promos and discounts.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Beware of Unionbank Email Scam

Last week I received an email from UBP EON Services( that asks me to update my UnionBank account information to protect my account. But why? I don't have an existing UnionBank account, thus got me curious as something seems not right. The mail includes a link where it will lead me to a page to update my account records. Vigilant as I am, I hovered my mouse to the link and to my surprise it points to a different website:

Text link:

Actual link location:

Does this smell fishy to you? I clicked the link and it points me to an unsecured http megalink site. So I searched if this megalink address is indeed the original one. As what I expected, this address is a fraud. The address looks very valid with the main site to be To further prove my intuition, I visited the official website of UnionBank and this image comparison below showed up. I was right after all. This email is indeed a fraud.

So I'm asking everyone to be vigilant all the time especially if a site asks for pertinent information. Make sure the site your visiting is a secured site that starts with https or if you have any other doubts go to the official website and there you'd login. So many spams and scams are everywhere online so be careful.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Artista Academy Announces 4 Shocking Boots

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A shocking elimination happened last night on Artista Academy. Not only one, neither two students were kicked-out but 4. It was an unexpected announcement as the students were not prepared for the multiple elimination. 3 girls who were part in the bottom 6 during the live show last Saturday were asked to pack their bags and went home. They were Marvelous Alejo, Nicole Estrada and Stephanie Rowe. These girls got a grade below 88.

As the judges set the bar high, one more student was eliminated. Between Benjo Leoncio and Alberto Bruno both males in the bottom group, Bruno was kicked-out. More intense and challenging performances will be given to these artista hopefuls as we move closer to the finale in six weeks time.

Tune in on Artista Academy, weeknights at 9pm and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on TV5.

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Korean Film Festival 2012

Drawing in from Filipino's interest in Korean pop culture, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will once again be hosting its fourth Korean Film Festiival in the country. This year's movie genre is focused on the importance of family time. The festival will be on September 18 to October 7 which will begin its Manila leg in SM Megamall followed by SM City Baguio ang will have its final leg in SM City Cebu. The Korean Film Festival will be spearheaded by the Korean Cultural Center and will feature seven family-themed top-grossing films.

Movie Synopsis:

    An unusual mix of horror and romance, and focuses on the love story between road magician Jo-goo and the muse for his overnight success, Yu-ri. Yu-ri is haunted by ghosts and Jo-goo, who falls in love with her, has to rise above his fears to save the two of them

Jeon Woo Chi
    A story of the eponymous playful apprentice who gets imprisoned in a scroll, having been wrongfully accused for murder. He gets freed 500 years later as a last resort to bring back the order into the world

    Deals with the mentally-challenged Dong-ku who suddenly finds himself without 'use' upon the arrival of water purifiers. In an attempt to use his only capabilty, Dong-ku finds himself joining the baseball team

A Barefoot Dream
    A story of a former soccer prospect who heads to his dreams, the International Youth Soccer Championship, albeit with numerous almost-failures of detours

Late Blossom

    A heartwarming film on the lives of the two couples living not far apart from each other. It follows the two couples' respective struggles on life and love

    Follows the story of the honest yet clumsy rookie policeman Sang-hwan and the martial arts specialist Eui Jin. Together they fight the evil Heuk-woon whose greed wreaks havoc to mankind

Highway Star
    Tells the story of Dal-Ho and his dream. Dal-Ho wants to become a famous rock singer, but was forced to play trot to make ends meet. He later gets the chance to release an album but belatedly realized that he has to sing trot instead of rock n' roll. His shame drives him to hide his face but his voice and his mysteriousness catapult him to unprecedented success

Screening Details:

SM Megamall, Cinema 4 (September 18-23, 2012)

        September 18
                Jeon Woo Chi - 7:15 PM
        September 19
                Bunt -1:30 PM
                Highway Star - 4:30 PM
                Spellbound - 7:30 PM
        September 20
                Barefoot Dream - 1:30 PM
                Late Blossom - 4:30 PM
                Arahan - 7:30 PM
        September 21
                Jeon Woo Chi -1:30 PM
                Bunt - 4:30 PM
                Barefoot Dream - 7:30 PM
        September 22
                Late Blossom - 12:00 PM
                Arahan - 4:30 PM
                Spellbound - 7:30 PM
        September 23
                Bunt - 12:00 PM
                Highway Star - 4:30 PM
                Jeon Woo Chi - 7:30 PM
SM Baguio (September 26-30, 2012)
        September 26
                Spellbound - 7:15 PM
        September 27
                Highway Star - 10:00 AM
                Bunt - 7:00 PM
        September 28
                Late Blossom - 10:00 AM
                Jeon Woo Chi - 7:00 PM
        September 29
                Barefoot Dream - 9:00 AM
                Arahan - 11:00 AM
        September 30
                Jeon Woo Chi - 9:00 AM
                Spellbound - 5:30 PM
SM Cebu (October 3-7, 2012)
        October 3
                Late Blossom - 7:15 PM
        October 4
                Arahan - 2:00 PM
                Barefoot Dream - 5:00 PM
                Jeon Woo Chi - 8:00 PM
        October 5
                Spellbound - 2:00 PM
                Bunt - 4:30 PM
                Late Blossom - 8:00 PM
        October 6
                Barefoot Dream - 12:00 PM
                Jeon Woo Chi - 4:00 PM
                Spellbound - 7:30 PM
        October 7
                Bunt - 2:00 PM
                Arahan - 4:30 PM
                Highway Star - 8:00 PM
**Admission is FREE.
**First-come, first-served basis so better be at the cinema entrance at least 2 hours before screening starts to guarantee your tickets.

**Click here for more info.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Bo's Coffee's Two for the Price of One Promo

Promo Details:
  • Buy any Tall Froccino Primo or Freeze beverages and get another Tall variant absolutely FREE.
  • Promotion is valid only on September 17, 20 and 24, 2012.
  • Promo Hours from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Mixed Berry Freeze, Matcha Green Tea Freeze, White Chocolate Mocha Froccino Primo variants may be purchased but will not be included as a free take away beverage.
  • Valid on selected Bo's Coffee branches nationwide.
  • For more details about the limited offer, ask your friendly Bo's Coffee barista about the promo.
Participating Branches:
  • Solenad 2, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
  • Ground Level, Glorietta 5
  • Powerbooks, Level 3, Greenbelt 4
  • 5/F Bridgeway Atrium, SM Megamall
  • East Transit Lounge, Departure Area, IPT, NAIA Terminal 1
  • NAIA 3, Departure Area
  • Ocean Drive, SM Mall of Asia
  • Star Cruises Bldg., Andrews Ave., Newport City
  • Level 1, Robinson's Galleria
  • 329 Katipunan Rd. cor. B. Gonzales, Loyola Heights
  • Mateo Ricci, Ateneo, Katipunan, Loyola Heights
  • MVP, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan, Loyola Heights
  • MDC 100 Building, Eastwood City, Libis
  • SM North EDSA, 4th Level, Cyberzone Annex Building
  • Ground Floor, Unit 1A08/1A09, Bonifacio High Street

  • SM City Bacolod, Poblacion, Reclamation Area
  • Central City Walk Robinson's Place Lacson St., Mandalagan
  • Rain Tree Mall, F. Ramos St., Cebu City
  • Robinson's Place, Fuente Osmena cor F. Ramos St., Cebu
  • SM City Cebu, Cebu Reclamation Area
  • Mactan International Airport, Lapulapu City
  • Osmena Blvd. cor Don Cui St., Cebu City
  • Banilad Town Center, Archbishop Reyes Ave., Banilad, Cebu
  • Ayala Center Active Zone. Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City
  • Paseo Verde, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City
  • Garden Lagoon, Ayala Center Cebu, Business Park, Cebu City
  • Fully Booked Ayala Center, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
  • 168-Ouano Avenue, Mandaue, South Reclamation Area, Mandaue
  • Robinson's Cybergate Mall, Fuente Osmena, Cebu City
  • Perpetual Succour Hospital, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu
  • Cebu Doctors Hospital, Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
  • Shopwise, N. Bacalso Ave., Basak, Cebu City
  • Jcentre Mall, 165 AS Fortuna St., Bakilid, Manadaue
  • Unit 109-G/F, Insular Square, Hermag Village, Basak, Mandaue
  • Upper G/F, SM City Manduriao, Manduriao City, Iloilo
  • Rosales St., cor. Sinsuat Ave., Calbayog

  • G/F SM City, The Annex, Ecoland Subd., Matina, Davao
  • Level 2, Abreeza Mall, JP Laurel Ave., Brgy. 20-B, Davao
  • Alnor Complex, Sinsuat Ave., Cotabato City
  • C3 Mall, Rizal Avenue, Corner F.S. Pajares Avenue, Pagadian

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Airline Promo: AirAsia Free Seats

The time for enlightenment is finally here! At AirAsia, two of our favorite words are FREE and SEAT!! That’s right guys, AirAsia FREE SEATS is back! Bring out that planner and calendar because it’s time to plan your next year’s holiday!

Promo Details:
Booking Period: 18 September 2012 – 23 September 2012 (Domestic within Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines)
Booking Period: 20 September 2012 – 23 September 2012 (International)
Travel Period: 1 April 2013 – 30 September 2013

So start planning your perfect holiday, stay tuned to 00:00hrs (GMT+8), 18 September.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

ACE Hardware 1 Day SALE

Promo Details:
  • ACE Hardware, ACE Builders and ACE Express one day Sale on Sept. 18, 2012.
  • Get up to 50%off (discounts do not apply on chemicals and batteries).

ACE Hardware Branches:
  • SM Supermalls
  • Cash and Carry
  • JMall
  • Festival Mall
  • Greenbelt 1
  • Kauswagan
  • Market Market
  • Frontera
  • Mega Center The Mall Cabanatuan
  • V-Mall
  • Hyper-Cebu
  • Hyper-Makati

Ace Builders and Ace Express Branches:
  • Apalit Pampanga
  • Broadway
  • Hyper-Batangas
  • Hyper-Pampanga
  • Tutuban
  • Olongapo
  • Ilagan Isabela
  • Mendez Tagaytay
  • Tuguegarao

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ayala Center Cebu: The Green Fashion SALE

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What's up at Ayala Center Cebu this weekend? The Green Fashion Sale is up from September 14-16, 2012.. Bag big discounts of up to 70% off.

Also, do drop by at The Activity Center on September 14 from 5-7pm to jive with Kapuso stars Jay-R,, Geoff Eigenmann, Ehra Madrigal and TJ Trinidad.

**Use  your eco-bags when shopping and win instant prizes.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Etude House Super SALE 2012

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Hey guys and gals, do you love Etude House products? If you do, don't miss the chance to visit Etude House from September 5 - October 31, 2012 for its SUPER SALE (up to 50% OFF on selected items). Great buys awaits!

Check out Participating Etude House Stores:
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North the Block
  • Festival Mall
  • SM Manila
  • Ayala Mall Cebu
  • SM Southmall

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cine Europa 15 Movie Schedule

EU in the News: The Manila edition of the 15th Cine Europa Film Festival, now an annual fixture at the Shang Cineplex at the Shangrila Plaza, was launched this week by Charge d’affaires Lubomir Frebort of the Delegation of the European Union.

  • September 6-16, 2012 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
  • FREE Admission
  • Seats are on a first come first served basis
  • Film ratings may be confirmed at the ticket office
  • Schedules are subject to change without prior notice
Click here for more info.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nora Aunor Wins Big at Venice Film Festival

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The country's Superstar, Nora Aunor, won the hearts of Film Critics in the recent Venice Film Festival. She won the Bisato d' Oro Award from an independent award giving body in Venice for her portrayal in the film "Thy Womb." The award was given by the Premio Della Critica Indipendente, a jury of independent film critics. Nora Aunor is the first Filipina actress to win the said award.

"Thy Womb," is a film directed by Brillante Mendoza. It is up against 17 films vying for the Golden Lion award at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. The film's cast includes Lovi Poe and Mercedes Cabral, received a 5-minute standing ovation after the film's screening at the prestigious film fest.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Brent Manzano - Kicked-out of Artista Academy

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Despite strong performances from the contestants in the recent live show of Artista Academy, another student with the lowest grade will be kicked-out. The only student who got a grade below 85 is the one to go, Brent Manzano is kicked-out from the Academy. It was an emotional downpour of emotions from Brent and his closest friends Akihiro Blanco and Alberto Bruno as they bid goodbye to their colleague.

On the other hand, students that excel or those who got the highest grades were Chanel Morales and Vin Abrenica. Can they live up to their high grades this week? And who will bid goodbye next week?

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FREE Cake from Red Ribbon

image source: Red Ribbon facebook page

Promo Details:
  • Visit selected Red Ribbon stores on Sept. 14-15, 2012
  • Offer starts at 5pm and until supplies last
  • Get a FREE slice of Triple Chocolate Roll
  • See image for list of participating branches.

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