Register for the Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run

To raise awareness for the Blue Water Day Spa 'Innovating Wholeness' Fun Run, several bloggers were recently invited to get-together at Kabisera, BHS The Fort. It was a casual dinner aiming to raise awareness for the company's first ever running event.

Company officials, together with celebrity icons Boom Labrusca and Karylle Tatlonghari, were present to answer queries from the guests.

"We aim to get 5,000 registrants," says Joanna Ong, Marketing Manager for Blue Water Day Spa. She also shared with us that the Fun Run will be a whole day activity filled with freebies, booths, and BRAZILIAN MODELS.

Yep. 40.

ALSO, Sam Milby and Mika Lagdameo-Martinez (!!!!!!), Blue Water Day Spa's new celebrity endorsers, will be at the event.

THE Mika Lagdameo (source)

They don't call it FUN run for nothing, you see.


Urbandub's Major Concert at Music Museum

Here you go dubistas...

Urbandub Concert Ticket Prices:

Php 650 - Balcony (Left / Right Wing)
Php 800 - Balcony (Center)
Php 900 - Orchestra (Left / Right Side)
Php 1000 - Orchestra (Center / Back)
Php 1250 - VIP (Best Seats) + After Party with the band (limited to 40 people only)


Tickets may be purchased at Music Museum beginning October 11, 2010 (Monday). For updates, watch The Rockette Report at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOOtCY000v0



Teaser Poster uploaded!!!!


On October 22, 2010, my favorite Pinoy band Urbandub will have their first major concert!!!!


With Gabby Alipe and Lalay Lim, UST, December 2006

The last time I saw them was during the online concert shoot for Pelicola.tv and Globe, i.e. AGES AGO. I can't wait to see them again live! The good guys from Sonic Boom said that the concert will be held at Music Museum, Greenhills. No ticket prices yet but I want to be at the front row with my parked car night sky shiz.

Manila Bulletin in 3D!!!

Just saw Sir Art Samaniego's (Manila Bulletin Tech Editor / All-around gadget guru hehe) interesting update in Facebook...

Manila Bulletin will come out with a 3D newspaper today, September 24!

Press, Blue, Red! (photo by Art Samaniego)

He said, "It's not only the paper's first 3D edition but also the first in the Philippine industry." Each copy comes with a pair of 3D glass so every reader could enjoy the experience.

Manila Bulletin 3D glass (photo by Art Samaniego)

Very interesting, yes? Make sure to get your copy later! :)


A PR Love Story

PR is my first love and this is our story.

It began in 2004 during a college syposium where Ms.Cosette Romero of Fleishman-Hillard Manila was the guest speaker. I may not remember her exact words but I do remember how I felt as she shared stories about her work. I knew then that PR would be a career I'll definitely consider.

Stage 2: ROMANCE
Summer of 2006, I landed an internship at Perceptions Inc. and was assigned under the Microsoft account. The Nievas gave me a glimpse of the real PR world and showed me how interesting it was. With that, I'll always be grateful for them.

Stage 3: PASSION
In the same year, I met Ms.Cosette again. I finally got the chance to work with her in an event that was graced by former president Fidel V. Ramos. The short stint for made me decide to finally pursue a career in public relation.

Fleishman Manila Team

Senior year came and I was lucky to have Mr.Bong Osorio, who still heads Campaigns & Grey then, as my mentor. A very humble and charming person, Sir Bong has become my idol and my friend.

With Sir Bong

Three weeks after graduation, I landed a job at Agatep Associates Inc. where I worked closely with Sir Charlie. My stay at AAI opened a lot of opportunities for me and gained me friends in the industry. I met a lot of people, went to different placed, and rubbed elbows with prominent people. Sir Charlie always tells me, "PR is a very exciting industry!" And to that, I could only agree.

With Sir Charlie

My first event, Manila Ocean Park

With Christine Gambito a.k.a Happyslip and TJ Manotoc

I want to continue my love story with PR so I hope to join this year's Public Relations Congress. I may not work in a PR firm now now but it doesn't mean that I'm no longer interested in the industry. As a marketer and communications person, I believe I should continuously update my knowledge in order to create effective campaigns for brands that I handle.

PR Congress 2010

I am especially interested in this year's theme, "PR 2.0. Build. Engage. Deliver." I'm sure participants will learn a lot from this 2-day event scheduled on September 23-24, 2010 at the Grand Ballroom of Intercontinental Manila.

To register for the PR congress, you may visit the official website of PR 2.0 - 17th National Public Relations Congress at http://www.prsp.ph. You may also follow PR 2.0 - 17th National Public Relations Congress through Facebook for the latest news and updates.


So Scene, So Fox, So Free Drinks Yey

Fox Channel is treating you to drinks and exciting freebies with its "So Scene, So Fox" bar tour!

How to grab that free shot / premium items:

1. Drag yourself to Il Ponticello CafĂ© Ristorante on Tuesdays, Encore Bar on Wednesdays, or Republiq Bar on Fridays.
2. Describe yourself by forming FOXY statements using the Fox pill <--yes, it's a pill. but not THAT kind of pill. =p
3. Get you free shot or take home exclusive “So Fox” dog tags, stickers, T-shirts, and baller IDs, plus a souvenir Polaroid picture of your Fox statement.
Are you So Fox?

Bars are not your scene? Alternatively, you may catch the "So Manila, So Fox" mall tour scheduled on September 16 to 22 at SM North Edsa. Get creative and head on to the photo booth for a chance to win* an Apple iPad! You can also try out the video booth where you can choose to act adventurous, edgy, hip, fabulous, or crazy while being videotaped flashing a Fox statement pill. The most creative video clips will be featured in Fox Channel’s station ID.

For more details, visit www.somanilasofox.com


Guide to Drinking in Singapore: Bars, Hawker, Duty Free


A packet of tissue is at S$0.30. A 500ml bottle of water is at S1.20. A 500ml can of beer is at $5.20. A liter of vodka is at S$89 (grocery) or S$200 (bars)

There's foam coming out of my mouth as I type this.

Budget travelers may ask, "So where do I buy drinks in Singapore?"

Beer + Fireworks


Bars and clubs have ridiculous beer and cocktail prices, even at Happy Hour. Beer prices also differs depending on the time of the day. Sold by half or full pint, beer in Singapore would set you back S$7 to S$25. You might also be interested to know that Singapore bars sell bottled water for S$6. LOL.

WTF! 7 cocktails for S$77+

Clinic Bar's cocktail prices


For cheap(er) drinks, get them at convenience stores like 7-Eleven for S$4 to S$9. Hawker centres may also be a good place to find cheap beers in Singapore. I saw a stall at Makansutra Glutton Bay selling 330ml Tiger at S$5 a can. Some even have a 3 for S$18 promo.
My S$5.20 beer bought at 7-Eleven


Being budget travelers, we just buy our alcohol supply at the airport Duty Free where vodka, tequila, gin, rhum, brandy, whiskey, and even beer are sold at its normal price. To prove, we bought a liter of Smirnoff vodka at duty free for S$18. But when we checked 7-Eleven, they sell the exact thing for S$89. WHA..WHY..I DON'T...I CANNOT...UNDERSTAND :|

Our normal-priced stash

As a guide to all drunkards, below are some alcohol prices at the Singapore Duty Free Shop.


The Sojourn Singapore Review

Since Rucksack Inn was already fully booked, I scoured the interwebs for other Singapore hostels that 1) will fit our budget 2) has free wifi and 3) has a good location. I logged on to hostels.com and this new place called The Sojourn caught my interest. Judging from the photos, it seemed to be a decent place to stay. Not to mention, it's very near the train station and just a couple of blocks away from THE Orchard Road. Still, I want to make sure if the place is really nice (or if it's just the photos) so I googled it and found...nothing. Except for this post which was not even *that* helpful. Despite lacking proof that The Sojourn is worthy of our money, I went ahead and reserved 2 dorm beds for S$72.

We arrived in SG at 5pm, bought an obligatory vodka at duty free, and took the train towards Somerset Station where our inn was located.

A litre of vodka to go, pls

The Sojourn Singapore is located along the residential area (i think) of Devonshire Road. From Somerset train station, you'll have to take Exit A to get to Devonshire road then walk towards right until you see a row of white terrace houses. Note that The Sojourn doesn't have a signboard. Just look for Unit 131...it's the one with a hanging lamp at the entrance.

Devonshire Road (photo from Sojourn Facebook page)

No signboard, look for the hanging lamp! (photo from Sojourn Facebook page)


Upon arrival, we were greeted by their Pinay staff Ms.Josephine. After paying the room in full and depositing S$10 for the room keys, we were given a brief tour of the 2-storey property. The whole place is mostly in black and white--a minimalist yet classy design. It actually looked like a boutique hotel, rather than the usual backpacker's hostel/inn/b&b.

At the ground floor is the lounge area where guests could relax and mingle with each other. It's also a comfortable place to watch movies or read books.

Comfy couch

Books, DVDs, Cable TV

Free wifi is available all over the property. If you don't have a wireless wifi-enabled device, a computer station with 4 desktop computers are available for guests to use for free 24/7. The computer station, together with the dining area and kitchen, are also in the ground floor.

Great internet speed

Dining area. Notice the high ceilings!

On our way to our room, Ms.Josephine informed us that the inn is just a month old--thus the stinky smell of newly painted walls. Anyway, we found out that there are no room numbers here. Instead, rooms are named after herbs and spices: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemongrass, and Tumeric. How cute is that?

 2nd Floor

We were assigned in Tumeric, an 8-bed female dorm room with lockers. Ms.Josephine said we were lucky because it would only be Kin and I in the room. Yey for us!

Our room

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