Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Super Sale at Rockwell Tent 2011

Ready for the best summer sale? With various stores carrying brands we all crave for?
It's almost here, at the Rockwell Tent on May 20-22 2011.

To get your FREE Entrance tickets to the
SuperSale Bazaar happening on May 20 - 22, 2011

A Treat for Ayala Cinema's M-Pass holders

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ M-Pass cardholders are in for a treat as they get to watch an exclusive screening of Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” on May 20, 2011 at Glorietta4 Cinemas. Being invited to special movie screenings is part of the wonderful perks of being an M-Pass cardholder!

Other privileges of M-Pass are exclusive movie promos, birthday treats, access to online food order and a lot more!

M-Pass is a prepaid service that allows one to pay for his movie tickets ahead of time. With the M-Pass, the cardholder gets past the long lines in ticket booths and conveniently goes straight to the cinema of choice to his preferred seats. One can even take his own sweet time in getting to the movies as with the M-Pass, your seats are definitely guaranteed.

Ayala Malls Cinemas also offers other exciting promos to its moviegoers. Watch Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides,” at any Ayala Malls Cinemas and enjoy any of the the following treats.

Buy tickets in advance and get a collectible magnet and get a chance to win other cool premium items for every advance purchase of two tickets, promo runs until May 22. Metro Manila ticket holders will also get a chance to meet and take a photo with the characters inspired by Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.”

“Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” opens May 20, 2011 in all Ayala Malls Cinemas. Also in Disney Digital 3D™.

Visit for more details on the movie and how to get your M-Pass card.

Weight-loss Insanity

I read somewhere that a symptom of insanity is doing something over and over the same way but sincerely hoping to get a different result. Yes,
it's the story of my life.

I often refer to my college days as the good 'ole days. Sure, I had the most fun with my friends at that time plus I did so well in school. But
these are not the reasons why I loved that era. I loved it for the simple reason that when I graduated from college, I weighed exactly the
same way as I weighed on my first year there. I was thin! My cheekbones were visible even with my face at rest, (no sucking in the cheeks just
to check if I still HAVE cheekbones) My collar bones were ever present! I was a medium and I can buy clothes in free size.

After I graduated, I took on an office job that I didn't really like, but many approved of. Being the "good girl" that I am, I stayed on,
thinking I'd eventually like it...This must've had an effect on my psyche. Depression set in and pounds started to pile on. Slowly but surely, 20 pounds crept in. After I got
married, my excess pounds welcomed their friends who invited other friends and soon they have a party on my thighs and midsection. I nearly
had a panic attack when I realized one day that I tipped the scales at almost 200 pounds!

To say that I've had trouble keeping the pounds off is an understatement. I have tried various ways of losing weight, from going
vegetarian, going to the gym, trying fad diets, drinking protein shakes etc. If I weren't budget-constrained, I'd probably gone off already for
a liposuction.

I'd binge, I'd gain weight, I'd be remorseful, I'd try to lose weight. I'd lose SOME weight, I'd binge, I'd gain MORE weight than I initially
lost, then I'd feel remorseful and the vicious, frustrating cycle begins again! What's pathetic is I start my latest diet/exercise regimen with
the pure intentions and strong determination... until I fall again into the temptation that comes in the forms of pizza/chocolates/chips etc.

Hopefully someday I find the determination to permanently choose to be healthy... then probably the insanity will end... probably.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Stork Studios and the Inspiring Woman Behind It

Yesterday, I met a woman who, along with a partner, set up a very
lucrative business, the Stork Studio. Her specialization: new born
photography. This niche is pretty popular in the States but here in the
Philippines, she is the pioneer. Although Sofia Genato took on a
partner, she basically she runs the whole photography business, from the
marketing to the accounting to the actual taking of pictures. Her
background in advertising sure helps her a lot.

One thing that is quite obvious when one speaks with her it is her
passion for photography! And she's got it all figured out, she wants to
specialize in baby photography. She even invested in further training in
the states, and according to her, it is well worth the expensive

I wish I can also have her passion for her craft. I love how she is so
definite about her goals and dreams. She has concrete dreams from their
business and is actually taking steps to achieve those aspirations.

I also hope for the laser-like focus that she has.

Now I understand why financial gurus promote staying within successful
people's radius. Her joy and enthusiasm for success is simply

I would love to grow our business. Leaving the concrete rat-race has
always been my dream almost from the time I started running in it. Now I
finally have a chance to actually do it. Running a business is
definitely frightening, but hanging on to a job you're miserable in just
because of the fear on the unknown (unemployment) is no way to live.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

On Mother's Day:Pacquiao Dominates Over Mosley

Today, mother’s day, mothers all over are treated to a wonderful gift on top of what their families gave them, the gift of Manny Pacqiao’s victory over opponent Shane Mosely. With this win, Pacquiao retained World Boxing Organization welterweight title.

Too bad MP wasn’t able to score a knockdown, Mosely is so stable! But the scores from the three judges favored our national sports hero: 120-107, 120-108, and 119-107. Sure, we all held our breaths when Pacquiao fell on his fanny on the 10th round but Mosely just stepped on his foot, so officially it was just a trip, not a knockdown!
Our family had a lot of fun watching it since it is our first time to watch a Pacquiao real time, and we didn’t even pay a single cent for it. For their office summer outing, my sister took our whole family with her to Hotel H2O. It so happens that the hotel was showing the fight live, for 995 per head including lunch. Luckily, we had a view of the big screen from the hotel lobby. As early as 10am, our father already secured a seat, and stayed there through all the prefights and until the end of the Pacquiao vs Mosley fight… for free!

When we got home at around 3pm, we turned on the TV and the fight is still on… shows just how the local channels drags on showing the fight to make sure more sponsors are accommodated.

Mother’s day this year is pretty special for me, a free stay at a posh hotel with the whole family and a free Pacquiao-Mosley show! Lucky me!
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