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2nd International Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Awards (PEBA) Winners

More than 37 OFW Bloggers from 21 countries are vying for the most coveted 2009 Best Expats/OFW Blog Awards . The Pinoy Expats/Overseas Filipino Workers Blog Awards or PEBA , together with , Nokia Philippines in cooperation with Smart Communications , Blas Ople Policy Center , School of Labor and Industrial Relations , University of the Philippines and Western Union ; the award giving body aims to recognize and honor the exemplary work of blogging Pinoy Expats/OFW. The 2nd Annual International PEBA Awards is held on   Philamlife Theater , United Nations Ave., Malate, Manila last 27th of December 2009. Red Carpet Ceremony and Press Presentation are conducted prior to the awarding. This year’s theme is “ Filipinos Abroad, Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World” . Aims to Harness the Power of the Internet for a Broader Awareness of PopDev Issues

I was able to attend the Mulat Pinoy Website Launch and PopDev Training held at 3rd floor Tribeca Room, Astoria Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Business District in Pasig City last Saturday, December 19. The speakers for the said launch were: Fely Rixhon , Executive Director, Philippine Center for Population and Development Yasmin Mapua-Tang , Executive Director, Probe Media Foundation Inc. Dr. Nimfa Ogena , Philippine Population Association, “What is PopDev?” Milagros Corpuz , Philippine Center for Population and Development, “Balancing Population and Development and the 2010 Elections” JJ Jimeno , Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, “Media with a Popdev Perspective” Ramon San Pascual , Phil Legislator’s Committee on Population and Development, “Media with a Popdev Perspective” Gabby Dizon , President/CEO, Flipside Games, “PopCity: Gaming PopDev” Dante Gagelonia , Mulat Pinoy, “Mulat Pinoy! Eye Opening Initiatives”

Filipino Chefs Vie For A Cheesy World Record With 'Kraft Eden Cheese'

Filipinos make culinary history together on December 14, 2009 Monday, 3:30pm at the Araneta Coliseum as mothers, culinary students, bloggers, housewives, chefs & celebrities unite to break the world record for the most number of cheese-based dishes on display, in a single day. Kraft Eden Cheese aims to target having 5,000 unique Filipino cheese-based dishes cooked to set a Guinness World Record on December 14, 2009 at the Big Dome. And they broke the world record ( which was previously held by India: 4,668 dishes) Philippines made 5,845 dishes in total!

'KSA Magic Skin Care' Unveils New Products

KSA Magic , popularly known for it's Soaps ( Glutathione Soap with Grapeseed, Whitening Soap w/ Glutathione, Placenta Soap with Glutathione, Goat MilkSoap w/ Glutathione w/ Vitamin C & Kojic Soap w/ Placenta & Glutathione) Creams ( Glutathione Lightening Cream & Glutathione Whitening Cream) and Facial Cleanser & Toners (Rejuvenating Facial Lotion & Magic Acne Toner) is now adding another product under its brand, and this time it's for our hair.

Yummy Magazine's Cooking Demo at Robinsons Metro East

Yummy Magazine shares it's best kept secret to food aficionados in a cooking demo in Robinsons Metro East , with Angelo Comsti the Managing Editor of, the magazine's official website. This is actually the magazine fifth successful cooking demo after they done it in TriNoma, Salcedo Market in Makati City, Shopwise in Libis & in Robinsons Galleria.

Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno, Big Winner at Venice Film Festival

PLDT myDSL Watchpad myFlicks presents FELIX ROCO in the award-winning film, ENGKWENTRO – in theaters December 11, 12 & 13 SM Cinemas in Mall of Asia, North Edsa, MegaMall, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Bacoor. Inspired by true events, Engkwentro follows the last 24 hours of 2 teenage brothers on opposite sides of a gang war. With a career-making performance by young heartthrob Felix Roco and directed by 22-year-old PEPE DIOKNO , the film took home 2 major awards at September's Venice Film Festival -- including the Horizons Prize for new trends in cinema, and the US$ 100,000 Lion of the Future - "Luigi de Laurentiis" Award for best debut film.

Cold Rock Ice Creamery in 3rd Level of Greenbelt 3

Cold Rock Ice Creamery , originally from Australia is now here in the Philippines. They have branches at Level 3 of Greenbelt 3 , Cinema Lobby of TRINOMA Mall & in Alabang Town Center. With the tagline:  If you can dream it, we can ice cream it!

Big Changes at FRIENDSTER on Friday Afternoon!

Remember the time when you are begging for testimonials or comments from your friends? Well that only happens on . I'm a member of this social networking site since September of 2004 and I can still remember when I add all random people that I stumbled to just to fill-up my profile with many friends hehe. So when I read that I have an invite for this Exclusive Friendster Event at National Sports Grill in Greenbelt 3, I am so excited, because there's a lot of  good memories that happened to me because of Friendster   :) Here are some of the major changes that will happen on Friendster this friday afternoon as presented to the bloggers by Ben Dunn , VP  of Friendster Philippines and Global Head of Brand Experience.

A Happy Christmas at Shangri-La Plaza Mall Atrium

Watch little girls take center stage as fashion designer Happy Andrada launches her “Little Princess” collection with a pre-Christmas show entitled “ A Happy Christmas ” at the Atrium level of The Shangri-La Plaza , Ortigas Center, on December 5, 5 pm. This exciting event for little girls will showcase a fun fashion show of Happy’s 40-piece collection, storytelling, contests and more.

BOBSON Launches 'Series II'

BOBSON BASICS:  This is pretty much the "essentials" done by Bobson . They offer a range of easy & relaxed casual clothing made for the laid-back lifestyle of today's men and women. The closet staple Classic Pique Polo Shirt is available for both men & ladies. Every season, Bobson rotates five colors to keep designs fresh and exciting throughout the year. These shirts go perfectly with our Basic Denim pants which come with a free matching belt.

MU Philippines

Like many MMORPGs, in MU you select a character & fight those monsters to gain experience MU Philippines is populated by a large variety of monsters, from simple ones like goblins & golems to frightening ones such as the Gorgon or Kundun . Each monster-type is unique, has different spawn points, and drops different items. characters in MU can use many different kinds of magic and special abilities. Each character has its own set of spells and some weapons may be enchanted in order to provide the character with a specific spell. Casting a spell costs MP (mana, or magic point) and sometimes AG or stamina.

Ninja Assassin: Fear Not The Weapon But The Hands That Wields It

Raizo (portrayed by Korean superstar Rain/Bi) is one of the world's deadliest assassins, having been kidnapped as a child and raised by the Ozunu Clan, believed by the world to be a myth. When Raizo's friend is executed by the clan, Raizo flees into hiding. He later reemerges, seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) is a Europol agent who investigates money linked to political murders and finds that it is linked to the Ozunu Clan. She defies her superior, Ryan Maslow (Ben Miles), and retrieves secret agency files to find out more. The clan, finding out about the investigation, attempts to assassinate her, but she is rescued by Raizo. Hiding in Europe, Raizo and Mika must find a way to take down the Ozunu Clan

In Focus: Metropolis

Following in the footsteps of the Wi_Fi Body 4 ‘In Focus’ series at the Cultural Center of the Philippines . Inviting all to our cultural films screening on Tuesday, November 24 at Indie Sine on Robinson's Galleria. featuring: Iskwaterpangk (2006) 1:00pm Directed by Khavn De La Cruz An urban punk rock vibe not to be missed Cinemanila 2006 Grand Jury Prize Awardee Squatterpunk tackles the life of youth in poor urban communities living the punk lifestyle. The film is set in the slums of Manila where law enforcement is rare. Shot in black-and-white to the relentless punk rock energy of ’80s Filipino punk icon Bobby Balingit (The Wuds) and the postmodern art-punk heroes The Brockas, the camera follows the lives of the youth as they scavenge for a living while still managing to play around. Images of riot and poverty are set against the background of a loud musical score that makes the film wild, pulsating and certainly punk, while casting a tenderly poetic eye on its su

Travel Safely

When you are traveling to Europe or to the United States you must have your own Travel Accident Insurance . It will protect you against, flu, sickness or injury that can occur while traveling. With that swine flu (also known as H1N1) spreading from country to country everyone of us must have  Travel Accident Insurance  which will assure one has health coverage when traveling outside of their home country. I know that some will say that there is no H1N1 epidemic now, but are we all waiting for that to happen before we act? As the saying said " A n ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cur e". So it's better safe than sorry.

'Late Night Trip' on TV5 Launches New Shows: Sabado Boys & URCC TV

Now onto its second season, TV5's Late Night Trip gets stronger and tougher as it hikes up its dynamic programming this November with fresher offerings and two new shows that will surely pique the interest of both men and women— Sabado Boys , hosted by the country's top male pop artists, and the explosive world of fighting in URCC TV , both airing at 11:30pm starting this week. Harmonizing with their new hit program airing on the radio, Sabado Boys is a variety show of music and smooth-flowing act that now finds its new home on TV5 , hosted by top musicians Luke Mijares , Mike Chan , D J Myke , Paolo Santos , Top Suzara , and Jimmy Bondoc . Although it airs on a Tuesday evening, the show exudes great relaxation mood with its musical features, performances, and album reviews matched with the beach location that gives off the perfect chill out Saturday getaway.

SM City Marilao's Wi-Fi Launch on November 20

Bulacan, CAMANAVA & Pampanga Bloggers unite! SM City Marilao will have it's Wi-Fi Launch on Friday, November 20, 2009 at City Marilao's Center Atrium 5PM! This is open to techies, bloggers, shoppers and other funseekers, the afternoon will be filled with eye candies for everyone to enjoy. Anyone can join the fun but for those bloggers who want to join just leave your blog's URL & e-mail on the comment section below on or before November 19 & I will forward it to Ms. Sheryl D. Baltazar, PR Manager of SM Marilao .

2012, We Were Warned

Centuries ago, the Maya left us their calendar, with a clear end date and all that it implies. By 2012, we'll know -- we were warned. In 2009, American scientist Adrian Helmsley travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have penetrated the Earth and are causing the temperature of its core to increase rapidly. Adrian returns to Washington D.C. to inform White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser and US President Thomas Wilson that this will instigate a chain of events that will bring about the end of the world. At the 36th G8 summit in 2010 , other heads of state and heads of government are made aware of the situation. They collaborate to begin a secret project intended to ensure the continuity of human life, strategically choosing 400,000 people for admission on a series of gigantic arks to be constructed in the Himalayas. To help fund the venture, additional individuals are allowed to purchase tickets for one billio

"Biyaheng Lupa", A Different Kind of Journey

A bus takes-off from urban Manila to the rural southeastern side of the country, carrying a group of  mixed passengers from all walks of life, each one has a personal story to tell and they are telling it in their own voice. During the long journey, as the passengers mentally sort out their past & their future, things happen in the present, by choice or by providence, that make their journey memorable—the bus blows a tire, a song elicits tears, a butterfly causes commotion, a picture gets lost, someone's head is stoned, some hearts are broken, some mended. The bus ride poetizes the life journey and poses questions on issues of life and death and where exactly the line is drawn between free will and destiny.

Indie Sine: Metropolis at Robinson's Galleria on Nov. 24

Read the updated movie line-up here: Pinoy Indie cinema may well become a global phenomenon as it continues to delight critics & worldwide audiences  with it's diversity, vitality & creativity of the Philippine film industry. These are artists &producers who can truly go places when it comes to evoking the essence of a unique cultural landscape without disregarding a defiant, homegrown sophistication that can only enhance the beauty & bravura in their work. The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines has played a key role in representing & nurturing talent as well as encouraging the creation of new cinematic works with an unequivocal commitment to promoting enduring & contemporary filmmaking. For the movement & the movers, there is also an emphasis on the personification of works ‘that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Fi

DigitalFilipino's E-Commerce Summit 2009 @ Hotel Intercontinental in Makati

The DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Summit 2009 is an intensive 2-day educational seminar on e-commerce strategies scheduled to take place on November 12 & 13, 2009 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City.

More Than A Game, A Docu About LeBron James

I just got home from Cinema 3 of SM Megamall where I watched "More Than A Game", a documentary that follows NBA superstar LeBron James & his 4 other  talented teammates through the trials & tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio & LeBron James' journey to fame. Aside from the NBA superstar the film also features   Sian Cotton , Dru Joyce III , Willie McGee , Romeo Travis  & their coach, Dru Joyce II . 5 young & talented basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about uncommon friendship in the face all too common adversities. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player’s father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the “Fab Five’s” improbable 7-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested—both on and off the court—as LeBron James ’ exploding worldwide celeb

"Mini iBlog Summit" at CEL Manila on World Trade Center

In collaboration with Summit Media , will be having an iBlogMini@CEL this November 15, 2009 Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. This will be held during the Consumer Electronics Live (CEL) trade show happening at World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.

SM Valenzuela Open It's Newest 'Fashion Avenue'

SM SuperCenter Valenzuela open it's much anticipated style center, the Fashion Avenue . The new multi-shop is located at the mall's 2nd Level & it houses a wide array of apparel, shoes & accessory picks. Some cater to the up-to-the-minute trends while other shops on Fashion Avenue offers the classic, modest look. Both fashion-forward & fashion fundamentalist people would surely have fun to look at.

Premiere of 'Battle For Terra' At SM City North Edsa Cinema 7

When the peaceful inhabitants of the beautiful planet they called Terra come under attack from the last surviving members of humanity adrift in an aging spaceship, the stage is set for an all-out war between the 2 races for control of the said planet. But will an unlikely friendship between a rebellious young Terrian named Mala (which is voiced by Evan Rachel Wood) & an injured human pilot Lt. Jim Stanton (voiced by Luke Wilson) somehow convince their leaders that war is not the answer?

2009 Philippine Blog Awards - Luzon Winners

The 2009 Philippine Blog Awards (Luzon) was held at the PETA-PHINMA Theatre last Friday. Here are the list of winners for Luzon. Watch out for the awarding ceremonies for Visayas ( October 18 @ Ayala City Sports, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City) & in Mindanao (October 24 @ Pearlmont Hotel, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City)

Sampler Pack from Post-It®

I almost forgot to post about this, luckily I saw this photo on my DigiCam a while ago. This is the free OC Sampler Pack that I got from Post-It® . This sampler pack consists of 'Post-It® Notes' & 'Post-It® Flags'. To get this you just have to be a member of by registering and just wait for the 'confirmation e-mail' from them. After that, print that 'virtual coupon' & bring it on the National Bookstore branch near you.

Gotta Love SM City Marilao

Remember that contest that I joined last September 19? Well I wanna let you all know that I won that supposed to be 'the best design in PhotoShop' contest but turn-out to be a popularity contest because the contest is based on votes & not on aesthetics. Good thing for me because I'm not really good at designing stuffs. When I saw the announcement post , I'm really ecstatic at first because I won but seeing the contest host's post with words like "disappointed", "effortless", "a huge mistake" & some post on his FaceBook that says "di deserving ung nanalo. haha tsk" it really hurts me. I mean come on, who wouldn't be hurt if you read that? Yup! They are right that my entry is " basura " compare to their contest entry but I'm really surprised that there are some people that would go some miles just to hurt other people just to feel good about themselves. Kelvin even said sorry to me thru e-mail afte

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Vote For My Contest Entry on!

I asked Kelvin if it's okay to put the poll code in our blog to the "BE CREATIVE, SHOUT YOUR LOVE" Contest he said: "just place a link to my blog, dapat dun mismo sa blog ko ang voting arena. thanks! :D" But the other doesn't follow the rule. Anyway. Please do vote for me [Jay-Elx] on this poll. Here's how. CLICK THIS: Then look for the poll that looks like this at the side of the blog. SAVE THE DOLPHINS!!   VOTE FOR JAY-L !! =) THANKS!'s Birthday

It's's First Birthday & to celebrate that, the owner (Kelvin) started a contest . Its' so simple to join: Create the most creative way on how to say you love Kelvinonian Ideas ! For example, you can snap a photo of yourself while holding a piece of paper where the “I love Kelvinonian Ideas” phrase is there! And remember, be CREATIVE. Then create a post about it. Tell us why you love (or like) my blog, Kelvinonian Ideas using your blog or Facebook account. And after the post, you NEED to put the list of sponsors. This is very important because we need to thank those generous people for supporting this contest. Bonus points for subscribing in blog feed via e-mail & Tell your friends in Twitter, Plurk, Facebook, or any Social Networking sites about it. Here are the sponsors:  JaypeeOnline // Blogging News & Reviews ,  , Belter’s Course from Pop Music Academy  , Charles Ravndal ,  Jena Isle  ,  DigitalFilipino E-Comm

Mr. & Miss MedTech 2009 - Fatima University Valenzuela Campus

Mister & Miss MedTech 2009 is held at the Our Lady of Fatima University [OLFU], Valenzuela Campus on September 15, 2009. The event started at around 7PM, feel free to grab the images if you need it.

About The Owner Of This Blog

Blogging From Home book by Janette Toral Someone from Flickr ask permission to edit my pix & this is one of the results. Digital Filipino E-commerce Summit @ Hotel Intercon with Vince Golangco, Hannah Villasis, Micaela Rodriguez, Jehzeel Laurente, Chef Tonio, Boy Kuripot & Let's Go Sago. photo from iBlog Mini Summit at World Trade Center, photo from Donna Fuentes Name: JayL Santiago Aquino Birthday: October 20, 1989 Eye Color: Black Hair Color: Black Height: 5'8 Right or Left Handed: Left The Shoes You Wore Today: None Your Weakness: Don't know yet Your Fears: Heights Your Favorite Food: Adobo/Siomai Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: To lose some weight :) First Thoughts When Waking Up: Food! Your Most Missed Memory: High School life Pepsi or Coke: Coke Single or Group Dates: Single Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate Do You Smoke: Na Do You Swear: No Have You Been In Love: Yup Do You Want To Get Married

Sad News

My cousin informed me thru YM that my Lola is dead na raw. It's so sad news, lalo pa ngayon na di ko siya madadalaw dun because of some circumstances. Naalagaan din ako ni Lola nung maliit pa ako pero mas close ako dun sa grandma ko sa mother side. I always see her as a very mahinhin, typical of a lola. (hehe, kabaligtaran siya ng Lola ko sa mother side, outgoing kase yun) She never scolded me. She loves me that much that why I'm sure I will missed her. I don't know but parang nanlamig ako nung marinig ko yung news. It makes me really worried. Bigla kong na-imagine if mawala yung mga mahahalaga sa buhay ko. I hope it doesn't happen. Well sana nga. Kaya, ikaw habang may Lola ka pa show him na you really love her hindi yung paparamdam mo nalang kapag huli na.

Blogging Tips: How To Create a Favicon?

According to Wikipedia: A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. BlogSpot [ ] has it's own but it's so boring. It's the 'B' logo with the orange background just like the picture above. But we can change that it's one of the perks here on we can customize our blog to the full extent unlike in free WordPress blog. Okay first step: Go find your own picture & we will convert it to an icon. Go to this website to convert it. What picture to choose? Anything it can be your own photo, your blog logo or even a photo of your grandma. Upload your pic, then click DOWNLOAD. Now, upload it to some free 'photo hosting' website. I tried it on TinyPic & it worked for me. Then log-in to your Blogger account, Click LAY-OUT then EDIT HTML. Press Ctrl + F then find this code: </b:sk

Happy 6th Monthsarry

Happy 6th Monthsarry! Yay! Happy Ba? Medyo Hindi eh.. Atleast nakaabot ng 6th months 'di ba? Alam mo yung feeling na parang paulit-ulit na lang at monotonous ang buhay mo. Well looking at the bright side it's still six months so it's a feat for me considering na di ko naman naranasan yung ganito kahabang relationship before.


Philippine Blog Awards 2010 Nominee Blogmeter.Top

This blog by JL Aquino is one of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs and a Finalist at Philippine Blog Awards for Best Entertainment Blog. Currently the TOP #6 on Celebrities & Entertainment Category on BlogMeter Philippines.



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