Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Introducing the NEW KARAT XTREME MAGIC SING - Videoke Made Easy

                                     FOR ONLY P 6,900.00

Plug and Play Instantly into your TV!

- All-in-one Portable Videoke Microphone
-More than 2,300 Built-in Songs with over 600 OPM Favorites
-User-friendly Menus and Controls
-Record and Play Songs
-Real-time Songs and Artist Search
-Save Personalized Settings for up to 100 of your Favorite Songs
-4 Song Chip Slots for Song content expansion
-With 8 Interactive Games


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Moments are most enjoyable in the company of special people. Getting together with family, friends, significant others is important in celebrating and enjoying life.

Emperador Distillers brings Rossi Sweet Red, a sweet red wine crafted from grapes grown in California’s sun-drenched vineyards and bursting with flavor and aroma, as your perfect companion for making every “we-time” more fun and remarkable. It has layers of vanilla, bright cherry and wild raspberry flavours, creating a different kind of sweetness.

The best way to have “we-time” with friends and loved ones is over fine food and good wine.  A glass of good real sweet red wine can create a difference in every celebration. As it denotes grandness, having wine can make even very simple occasions unforgettable.

Apart from its unique sweetness, Rossi Sweet Red proves it goes well with any celebration. Not only can it be paired with nearly any kind of food, but may be enjoyed—on-the-rocks—making it a great alternative to regular beverages (e.g. sodas, juices, iced tea).

“We’re used to partnering food with sodas or any cold sweet beverage so sweet red wine is a natural progression. Its sweetness and appropriate alcohol content, plus the cooling sensation of ice cubes make Rossi Sweet Red on-the-rocks your drink for ‘we-time’.”

“We-time” provides a chance to create shared experiences and stories with friends and loved ones that stand the test of time. Collective memories are made in every “we-time” spent. Make sure that these are good and happy recollections. Celebrate and cherish them the best way possible, with Rossi Sweet Red.

Friday, June 14, 2013

CITY DELIVERY--I hate late!

It was my first time to order through CITY DELIVERY, and I was so disappointed! I placed my order at exactly 6:20pm and ask for a change for 1k. I was assured by their agent that the delivery will arrive 45 to 1 hour. But to my dismay , the delivery arrived exactly 8pm... Nakakainis! Gutom na kami! I was about to prepare a quick meal nalang sana at wag ng tanggapin ang delivery. Mabuti nalang at mabait yung delivery boy, very apologetic. Nakakawala ng konting inis.. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Top 10 Visa Misconceptions

The thought of working or studying away from your country of origin comes with tons of facts involving the processes, the laws or policies governing each country and certain misconceptions.
For certain visa application you can easily visit the embassy or a representative of the country you may want to visit or work to.  You may want to seek assistance from offices who does services of immigration or visa consultancy companies such as Global Visas.
Before you get scrupulous over some details in your visa application, let’s bust a few misconceptions about getting visas.

1.  All EU states are governed under the Schengen agreement.
The Schengen zone includes 22 EU member states and covers more than 400 million people. All the EU states are included except Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria. Four European non-EU members - Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway - have acceded to the agreement.   
This however is the prevailing truth, once someone enters the Schengen zone, he or she can travel freely without visas, and without having passports checked at borders.
2.  All nationality needs to get Schengen Visas if they want to work or tour Europe.
North Americans, most South Americans, Australians and Japanese are admitted without a visa for three months (90 days).
3.   You can apply to any embassy as long as they give Schengen Visas. 
You need to be certain on the countries you are getting your passport stamped on.  
That is why, visa applications must be lodged at the Embassy/Consulate of the country of intended visit. If your plan is to visit several countries, visa application must be made at the Embassy/Consulate of the main destination country—meaning the length of stay in this destination is the longest. If the length of stay in each country is almost the same, apply at the country of first entry.
4.  If you have a valid US Visa, you can  reside in the U.S. for that entire period. 
The terms “visa” and “status” are often used loosely and even interchangeably.  However, failure to clearly understand the differences between these words can lead to unintended immigration consequences.  
Visa is your point of entry to the country, but does not determine you admissibility.
An alien’s status is classified under the category of admission (such as visitor, student, intra-company worker) and the duration of stay permitted.   Thus, your stay permission is dependent on the kind of status you have.
5.   UK and Ireland  is in Europe, thus you can freely cross border  coming from other European countries.    Note that the UK and Ireland are not a part of the Schengen agreement.  Coming from other countries in Europe, you need to apply for Irish or UK Visa.
6.  Does that mean that UK and Ireland people need to get Schengen visa to go to other European countries?
While the UK and Ireland are not part of the Schengen area, their citizens can stay indefinitely in other EU countries, only needing paperwork if they want to work long-term or take up residency.
7.  What are the rules for working in France? I’ve heard that I have no hope of getting a work permit.
European Union citizens can legally work in France. Foreigners outside of the EU must do the following, in this order : find a job, obtain a work permit, obtain a visa de long séjour, go to France, and  apply for a carte de séjour.
8.  It is legal to work in the U.S. on a visitor's visa.
Visitor’s visas do not authorize employment in the U.S. In order to work, a person needs a working visa, called an H-1B visa or some other type of work authorization. H-1B working visas are for college graduates who will work in a job related to their college degree. This visa is valid for 3 years, with a 3-year extension, for a total of 6 years.
9. Getting a valid airline ticket booked while applying for a certain visa can help with the approval of visas.
No agencies have advised that a visa applicant make any travel plans, including purchase of air tickets, unless their visa was cleared by the consulate.
10.  Applying a Visa on your own is easy and cheaper.
Have you ever found dealing with the government easy? We bet not. All over the world citizens find government bureaucracies frustrating, annoying and insulting. It may have something to do with their virtual unaccountability, their lack of skill and experience or maybe, to be honest, they just do not care!

The processing is tedious and may require you to spend a lot of time waiting.  However, there are trusted agencies like Global Visas who can deal with this for you.  They can actually make them care for you having known the laws for that.  Global Visas can make applying Visas easy for you.
Global Visas has won for its clients the most difficult battles as far as visa facilitation is concerned, such as immigration to Australia. The expertise of the Global Visas team allows it to deliver the best quality service in the lodgment of spousal, fiancée, tourist and working visas. The company holds the distinct advantage of having personnel in destination countries as well as constant updating of visa regulations in these areas: the USA, Canada, UK and other parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asian territories.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

BlueWater Day Spa launches its search for the first-ever BlueWater Baby Massage Image Model

Given the support that the treatment has received since it was first introduced, BlueWater Day Spa would like to further promote the benefits the Baby Massage Treatment (and also a way for thanking parents who have availed of the treatment for their babies) through its latest promotion, the first-ever search for BlueWater Baby Image Models.
A modeling search targeting cute babies who will become BlueWater Day Spa’s image models for its signature Baby Massage, the contest will run from June 6 to August 6, 2013 and is open to all babies and toddlers ages 6 months – 2 years old (two winners:  boy and girl) and 2 years – 4 years (two winners:  boy & girl).

 So for parents who want their kids to have their start in modeling and just avail of awesome prizes from the family’s favorite spa, check out this link for the full mechanics of the contest

BlueWater Day Spa Baby Massage

When it comes to wellness, BlueWater Day Spa never fails to come up with the most innovative and of course, most effective treatments for a sound mind and body.
From men, women, and now even babies, BlueWater Day Spa has created a totally family-friendly environment, which is coupled by its exciting and effective roster of wellness treatments.
Continuing on with its pursuit of offering clients some much deserved rest and relaxation to help them recharge their weary bodies, BlueWater Day Spa is proud to launch its signature Baby Massage Treatment.  This enables them to address the wellness needs even of young infants and toddlers, as they too, are prone to stress, which is usually caused by the environment and other outside factors.    

For inquiries, you may call:
817 3126 / 817 5455 / 0917 8810092 for Makati Branch
724 0426 / 727 8420 / 0917 8156659 for Ortigas Branch

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Signing @ Museong Pambata

As part of the National Book Development Board's Little Lit Fest, singer-songwriter-advocate Noel Cabangon enumerates how one becomes a good Filipino in the book Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino (I Am A Good Filipino), produce by Lampara Books.

          Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino became a significant song during the last national elections as it challenged Filipinos to choose to fulfill their duties as good citizens of the country. The song lists the various good deeds and values that need to be cultivated within every individual to become a truly good Filipino.  The words are perfectly captured through images by award winning illustrator-writer Jomike Tejido.

          Over the years, Cabangon has established himself as a staunch supporter of various advocacies. In fact, he was recently named Peace Ambassador of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. He also supports various organizations that promote development and understanding in the society. As a recording artist and a concert performer, on the other hand, Cabangon has released more than ten (10) albums and performed all over the world --France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Kenya, Thailand and Hong Kong.

          Tejido, on the other hand, list among his works Si Dindo Pundido (Golden Book Award 2002), Ang Pambihirang Sombrero, The Foldabots Toy Books and Tagu-Taguan (2010 Best Reads). He has held exhibits in Manila and Singapore where he established himself as one of the premiere artists specializing in acrylic painting on hand-woven mats (banig). His artworks in this book also comprise his seventh solo exhibition.

          Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino is available in major bookstores nationwide.

       This book-signing event is brought to you by Lampara Publishing, Inc. with the support of the NBDB, Museo Pambata and Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Singapore's House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care

 The first authentic and largest Traditional Javanese Massage establishment in Singapore since 1999 (with 8 branches in Singapore) proudly presents its first branch in Manila, Philippines, conveniently located on the 3rd Floor of E. A. Building, 2510 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila (beside DLSU-College of St. Benilde).

The name: House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care. With an area of about 330 square meters, its Bali-inspired ambience invites spa-lovers to experience a “resort like” feeling inside this spa. All materials used during its construction came from Indonesia and Singapore.

And it is true that everyone who enters the spa gets the feeling of being “away from the city”. The front desk consultants wearing the attractive “kebaya” (a traditional blouse-dress combination that originates from Indonesia and worn by women in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Burma, Singapore, southern Thailand, also worn by Singapore Airlines’ flight attendants) will tour you around, making you wonder at how meticulously built the spa was.Try the skilled hands of the therapists well-trained by Indonesian and Singaporean trainers, definitely another edge over competitors.
What’s unique about the House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care is that it offers not only authentic Javanese Massage (Indonesian massage) for the whole family, sportsmen, executives, young and elderly (providing a various selection of Massage Lotion Cream and Traditional Herbal Ointment for individual needs) but also other various traditional treatments:
* Aromatic Javanese Full Body MassageIndonesian style of body massage using deep pressure with aromatic or essential oils instead of the traditional Javanese oil
*Massage Cupping/Ventosa – Body is massaged using partial vacuum cups created by heat into the acupressure point instead of applying thumb pressure
*Toxin Release - Ginger treatment or wrap using freshly pounded ginger thread and juice wrapped in the body for 30 minutes; good for colds and allergy relief, detoxification and promotes good blood circulation and relaxation
*Traditional Foot Reflexology - Massage from feet to the knee, concentrating on the reflexology points leading to the internal organs and body systems
*Pre-Natal Body Massage - Gentle massage for pregnant women from 4th month onwards (or after the first trimester) lying down sideways, focusing mainly on the legs, upper back and shoulders; relieves stress, muscle pains and cramps; a good form of relaxation for pregnant women
*Post-Natal Body Massage - Traditional Javanese full body massage after birth with application of Indonesian herbs “pillis” for the head , “tepal wangi” for the tummy , “beras kanchur” for arms, shoulders and legs; Helps mothers get backin shape, prevents headaches/migraine, relieves feeling of tiredness, gives warming effect on the body and improves blood circulation. This treatment can be done right after giving birth for normal delivery, and 6 weeks after Caesarian operation
*Princess V - “Fogging” vaginal area using special Indonesian herbs in a sitting position on our Traditional Princess V Chair; Helps contract uterus , reduce excessive white discharge and eliminates unpleasant odor and wetness
*Traditional Boreh Treatment (Herbal Body Mask) - Applying Indonesian “Boreh “ herbs on the whole body for 30 minutes, then Javanese Massage after shower; Helps relieve stress, muscle pain, and headache; Improves blood circulation, removes dead cells and moisturizes the skin

Interesting, huh?

The spa operates from 11am-12am daily. It offers membership packages ranging from P6,000 (for individual), P10,000 (for dual) and P15,000 (for corporate) which already include gift vouchers for Javanese Massage and Intensive Facial - on top of the 20% lifetime discount - valid in Singapore branches. The use of jacuzzi in the Family Room and Couple’s Room is an exclusive privilege extended to its valued members.
It also owns D’ Java Factory (Singapore) with more than 700 different spa products and accessories made of 100% organic products ranging from highly selected herbs and spices.

We are having our pre-opening special promotions until July 31, 2013. To know more of these promos, please like us on Facebook: House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care – Manila.
For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 2150986 and 09177153655 or email or visit