Monday, November 30, 2009

More Hip & Style with Bobson Series II

Known for its laid-back casual clothing, Bobson raises up the bar with the relaunching of their Series II. It follows the successful 2005 R.E.D (Revolutionized Enhanced Denim) campaign of Bobson Denim bottoms.

Seeing a timely demand from its customers for a redefined fashion denim, Bobson Jeans intend to satisfy this need through its bolder and stylish line of Series II. Moreover, they are now including fashionable tops into the line.

With the name Series II, they intend to reveal the statements of Edgy, Progressive and Modern, incorporating new colors and washes, unique pocket details, appliqués, embroideries and finishes.

Jommy of Pinoy Fear Factor
Each piece has a slanted red leather belt loop at the back which I think really looks cool (just as long as the tops does not cover it; LOL).

The pants were designed with larger back pockets, wider waistband, and a red facing combination. I have to say that I'm not a fan of large pockets though.

The pants varies from Classic Regular Straight Fit to my preferred Slim Fit that sits across the waist, relaxed at thighs and tapers slightly from the knee to bottom.
The ladies have fashion the Bootcut Fit and the in demand Skinny Fit that sits low on the waist, tight through the thigh and tapers all the way down to the bottom.
Bobson intends to continue to grow and evolve as a true lifestyle brand with this much awaited Revolutionized Enhanced Denim (R.E.D.) through SERIES II.

Bobson outlets can be found in most SM, Robinson's and leading department stores nationwide.

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Samsung's 2View ST550 & ST500 Digital Cameras are Double the Fun

It's double the fun this Christmas season with Samsung's recently released 2View models.

I got the chance to visit their booth last week in SM Mall of Asia and got to take a closer look at the ST550 & ST500 models. At a handy size, it has a shouting 12.2 mega pixels.

I actually saw the Samsung 2View ST550 already last month in Singapore when fellow blogger Noemi Dado was carrying one in our Singapore trip for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards. She was taking photos and videos with it.
It was fun seeing yourself in the frame even if you are the one being shot. I guess it's quite unique with its 2 wide LCD panels, one in front and one at the back. It's front LCD helps you do the trick as you can easily frame and angle yourself in the photo.

The back LCD is for the photographer while the one in front is for self-shooting ideal for couples and children.
It's two-tone matt and shiny body also makes it look extra hip.

Another interesting feature is the autoshoot-smile. Upon smiling, the gadget detects your smile and automatically takes the shot without you pressing any button. That's why Noemi kept saying 'smile' even without doing anything (pressing button).
It's also ideal for taking photos of children with the Child Mode which creates fun, engaging animation that attracts children’s attention and provokes them to make special expressions. :)
Other features include gesture UI, 'Tap and Take', and Smart Auto.

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The Samsung 2View ST500 and ST550 is available at all photo shops nationwide retailing at Php21,990 and Php 16,990 respectively.

Aside from the price, the only difference between the two models is the screen size and resolution with ST500 having 3.0" wide LCD and 230K resolution while ST 550 has 3.5" wide LCD at 1152K resolution.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

World Pyro Olympics 2009 Cancelled

Sadly, the World Pyro Olympics 2009 has been canceled and is rescheduled for January 2010. This was after the weather did not cooperate with last weekend's fireworks display.

The two shows from Germany and China met some rainy weather at the Fort Bonifacio grounds causing it to be delayed. Albeit the show went on a little bit later, the fireworks was still spectacular. It might have been better though if there were less clouds.

“Due to safety considerations in the firing site, the WPO executive committee decided to reschedule [it] January next year,” says Arriane Dizon, World Wide Womb for WPO Marketing Assistant.
Four more shows are supposedly scheduled for the next 4 weeks.
  • Nov 21 - Germany & China
  • Nov 28 - Canada & Australia
  • Dec 05 - Japan & Italy
  • Dec 12 - South Korea & USA
  • Dec 19 - Fellowship of Fire from the Philippines
"The incessant rains...have rendered the firing area almost unfit for pyrotechnics launching which have certain standards to observe. The participating countries have thus greed to postpone the event."
Ticket holders with inquiries can call their hotlines 568-6908 and 384-0239 or check out their website (quote source) here. Stay tuned for the final schedule of the World Pyro Olympics 2009.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Digital Filipino Web Awards 2009 Winners

As part of the E-Commerce Summit 2009, this year's Digital Filipino Web Awards 2009 was held at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City last November 13, 2009.

They had a significant increase in the number of nominees and submissions this year. This just means that more and more people are aware of the recognition giving body Digital Filipino Club. The venue was also a great improvement.

The award is’s way of encouraging and promoting quality Filipino websites. Categories range from Travel to Food, and Personal blogs to Government. Judging criteria involved design, usability and technical metrics, among others, and judged by the members of the club.

This year's winners are the following:

Congratulations to all the winners and see you next year in Digital Filipino Web Awards 2009.

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Efren Penaflorida is CNN Hero of the Year

"Pushcart Classroom" educator Efren Penaflorida is declared CNN Hero of the Year 2009 as he championed the children with commitment to the welfare of the young Filipino people.

Amidst difficulties, he brought education to the marginalized sectors of his country utilizing a pushcart where his teaching materials like the blackboard is situated.

">Ang pagbabago kasi, magmumula yan sa atin." says Penaflorida in an interview.Hailing from the Philippine province of Cavite, Efen Penaflorida is a Cum Laude student from the Cavite State University. Now 28 years old, he and his team called Dynamic Team Company then started to reach out to the children and teach through their Pushcart Classroom program. Efren will receive $100,000 to continue their work and goodwill.
"With the recognition they receive on our stage,... they'll be able to help thousands and thousands of people. Through their efforts, lives will be changed and lives will be saved." mentions CNN's Anderson Cooper
Held from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood yesterday night (ET, US Time), the CNN Heroes of the Year honored the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2009 including Brad Blauser, Jorge Munoz, Roy Foster, Doc Hendley, Budi Soehardi, Andrea Ivory, Derrick Tabb, Betty Makoni, and Jordan Thomas.

Efren Penaflorida CNN Heros of 2009 video:

In his acceptance speech, CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida says:
"You are the change that you dream, as I am the change that I dream,...we are the change that this world needs to be."

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Corazon Aquino is 1st National Thank You Day Awardee

In the recent 1st National Thank You Day Awards held last Friday, Nov.20, 2009 in Mall of Asia (MOA), the late former president Corazon C. Aqunio was declared the 1st National Thank You Day Awardee.

More fondly called as Tita Cory, first female Philippine president Cory Aquino bested other nominees such as the late master rapper Francis Magalona, comedy king Dolphy, CNN Hero of the Year 2009 Efren Penaflorida, World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, and husband Ninoy Aquino himself, among others.

Viel Aquino-Dee receives the award in behalf of Pres. Corazon Aquino
“The National Thank You Day Award honors individuals whose talent, leadership and vision in their respective fields not only brought recognition to our country but touched our lives and made us grateful for being Filipino,” says Carlo Licuanan, Kraft Foods-Philippines senior brand manager
All nominees must have had an impact in the lives of Filipinos in different aspects such as social, economic, or political. 50% of the judging criteria was determined by the National Thank You Day Council while the other half, by online votes since early September. View full mechanics here.

Daughter Viel Aquino-Dee received the award and plaque of recognition in behalf of their mother. She was thankful for the recognition and appreciation of the Filipino people for the legacy the former president has left behind.

Pres. Cory Aquino passed away August 01 of this year which left the public mourning for its great loss. She is most remembered for leading the restoration of democracy back in the Philippines through the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution.
In conjunction with the awards was an online photo contest organized by Kraft Foods through the site

The following were the top 3 winners:
Remi Ann Sta. Cruz’s ‘My best playmate ever’ photo shows how we should not forget to thank those who are closest to us.
Pat Laroco’s ‘Smooch and Pooch’ shows us how family can mean a lot of different things, but there are always ways to show how much we appreciate them.
Jordana Queddeng’s ‘Walang Iwanan’ shows the closeness of siblings and their appreciation for each other.
*More Photos Here

The Thank You Day Awards was hosted by Mo Twister and Maxene Magallona. True Faith also entertained the crowd. Congratulations to all the winners of the online photo contest and a big Thank You to former president Corazon C. Aquino.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Join Facebook Paypal Wishlist App

Earning $100 with Facebook's Paypal Wishlist Application, the latest application craze which seemed to have started 2 days ago, is now abuzz all over the Internet. You simply go to this paypal wishlist facebook page and choose your 5 wish items!

It's that simple and you can start earning $1 for every referral who also makes the set of wishlist. Of course, for the promotion to be financially viable, they have set a maximum earning limit of $100 for every Facebooker.

Hey, $100 is not bad! It also makes a nice set of Christmas Wishlist fit for the season.

If you don't have an invite yet, click here to make your own Paypal Wishlist.
As of this writing, I have earned $3 in less than an hour after sharing it with friends like you.

So what are you waiting for? It takes only about 2 minutes and only 1 minute if you have high IQ. :) Make your Paypal Wishlist now! or Click Here!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Mocha-Krista Ranillo Kissing Photos All Over The Internet

I just saw it this morning from famous social media websites like Twitter, Plurk and Facebook. The Mocha-Krista Ranillo hot girl-to-girl-kissing-action photos are all over the internet.

I'm just not so sure if Krista Ranillo is already aware of them. On Mocha's side, and if I'm not mistaken, the photos came from her own website:

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New Moon Better Than Twilight?

After getting a lot of flack again from a number of film critics just like its predecessor Twilight, I think New Moon deserves to be compared to the former instead.

From someone who got to watch New Moon without watching Twilight, I think the movie was actually a good one for its target audience - the romantically inclined movie goers.

Although the die-hard book lovers would expectedly point out missing scenes, I believe that the story line was able to hold viewer interest throughout the movie's twist and turns.

I particularly liked the werewolves-protect-Bella-from-vampire shots and the brief action sequence where Edward had to defend Bella (Kristen Stewart) from the elder vampires. Weird enough, a visionary affirmation from Alice was anough to give them freedom.

Bad Scenes

Anyhow, the movie obviously had some lousy scenes as well highlighted by the dreamy sequence where Edward was running after Bella in the woods in jestful . . . slow . . . mo . . . tion. I think it was the most 'cheesy' and unnecessary scene in the movie. It should have been edited-out. Period. (it caused the viewing audience last night to break out it laughter, or perhaps in disgust).

As many girls shriek at Jacob's abs (Taylor Lautne), his acting abilities was the lousiest among them all. You can feel in his facial gestures alone, the unnatural expression of his supposed love for Bella required from the script.

Funny Observations

Guy viewers accompanying their girlfriends should just watch out for the moviehouse-girly-shrieks everytime Jacob removes his shirt. :)

I also observed that Edward Cullen and Bella seem to use the same lipstick. :)

New Moon

The movie also stars Dakota Fanning with a few minutes of exposure and red eyes. Regular movie screening of New Moon starts today locally. This sequel's running time was also obviously longer than Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.

Generally, New Moon is a feel good romantic-fiction fantasy between humans, werewolves and vampires. The closing scene was successful in instilling a strong anticipation among the viewers and fans. Edward and Bella supporters are surely looking forward on the third installment.

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Go Eco-Friendly This Christmas!

I don't usually post about personal fab finds here in Digital Manila. However, I recently came across some interesting products from Echostore while meeting with some friends at Le Bistro.

In particular is this antibac hand sanitizer spray which smelled really good after application. The label also indicated no harmful chemicals used. It turns out that Echostore's environment-friendly products advocates sustainable lifestyle by using non-chemical based ingredients and natural/recycled packaging materials.

Green Baskets as Christmas Gifts

What made it more interesting were their Green Baskets. These are group-packaged products in Green Baskets made by communities with reusable and natural materials.

I thought that these would make great alternative Christmas gifts instead of the usual ones we give or receive every Christmas season.
They are available in variety sets with different people in mind. They have Green Kitchen Partners, Green Baby and Green Mama Delight for the family and home.
They also have the Spa Starter Kit for those who want some pampering and my favorite - the Green Starter Kit. Nicely packed in a designed utility box, it consists of a sugarcane-based hand sanitizer, Eucalyptus insect repellant spray, pocket healer balm, 60 Moringana capsules, and an orange room & linen spray, among others.
It would be noteworthy to mention that plastic wrap boxes they use are actually recycled plastic crate strap boxes made by the members of Pamana Pagasa Livelihood Enterprise assisted by the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship Education (I4SEE) and the Marie Eugenie Solidarity Foundation.

The Waterliliy baskets are from the Las Pinas which turned the problem of waterliliy over-abundance at the Zapote River into a livelihood program.

Moreover, the magazine boxes are rolled recycled magazines produced under the guidance of Filipinas Fair Trade Foundation (FFTF) while the Corn Husk Baskets are made from woven recycled corn husks by the farmers of Basista, Pangasinan - imagine all those sources!

They have branches in Serendra at The Fort and The Podium in Ortigas Center, Pasig. Please add P70 on the indicated prices for the packaging cost which includes the ribbon, ECHOstore tag, and cellophane.

You may place pre-orders with two weeks lead time and 50% down payment. Items in the catalogue above are subject to availability from the supplier.

So if you're looking for eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones, you might consider buying Christmas gift baskets at Echo Store!

Check their website at .

For Inquiries & Orders, look for:
Steph Panganiban
Mobile: 0917-2793094; 0917-5680718
Email: ;
Tel: 468-0397

ECHOStore Serendra
G/F Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

ECHOStore Podium
G/F The Podium, 12 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Eevee Wins Nescafe Soundskool 2009 Competition

Rizal Stadium in Manila rocked last night with 13 celebrity bands and 13 top college bands from all over the Philippines as they converged for the Nescafe Soundskool 2009 College Band Competition Finals Night where the Eeevee band emerged victorious.

After months of eliminations and performances in different parts of the Philippines and a week-long workshop in Boracay under the mentorship of music experts and top celebrity bands, the search for this year's ultimate new band was concluded with Eevee bagging the P250,000.00 cash.

Eevee Vocalist Enzo is Lifted in Cheers
Led by Eevee vocalist and Sandwich's Raimund Marasigan look-alike, Enzo Miguel Villegas was all cheers with the other members Paolo Raymundo Segura, Jerrick Adrian Sy, and Craig John Neniel. Paolo is on lead guitar while Jerrick and Craig John handles bass and drums, respectively.
Relatives of Eevee Band Members
Friends of Eevee
Eevee considers themselves an alternative rock band with both rock and jazz influences.
They were initially part of different bands back in Davao until they decided to band together and join the competition.

The group was part of the Mindanao finalists representing Philippine Women’s College of Davao. The school will also receive a musical showcase consisting of one (1) full band set-up, worth P100,000.00.

Check out some of their videos from the Sept 25, 2009 performances at the following links:
Check out their Facebook Fanpage HERE.
Celebrity Bands 6CycleMind, Callalily, Sandwich, et al.
Celebrity bands which were partnered with each college band included Sugarfree, Itchyworms, Moonstar 88, Sandwich, Jr. Kilat, Sponge Cola, Pupil, and Cyclemind, among others.

The 13 college band finalists were:
  • 3 HOURS AND 10
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Check out the other Nescafe Soundskool 2009 finalist profiles! Click Here!

Eevee with Digital Manila
Congratulations again to Eevee and the other finalists as well! May you all continue to shine and pursue your talents and crafts! Thank you to Nescafe Soundskool for providing such opportunities to young and budding artists. See you next year in the Nescafe Soundskool 2010! :)

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