Friday, September 30, 2011

Congrats to all winners of My Shirt Story Blogging Contest

Last night, Electrolux Philippines awards the premium Electrolux washing machine to Ronald de Lima of Journey of No Fera for "How This Shirt Changed My Life: My Shirt Story" as 1st Place for My Shirt Story Blogging Contest, a project under Electrolux Philippines' Washing Marathon clothes donation advocacy, held at  grounds of IMAX SM MOA

1st Place - Ronald de Lima of Journey of No Fera

"How This Shirt Changed My Life: My Shirt Story"


clothes and hugs _24The Adventure of Don Juan Quixote also share his T-shirt story, unfortunately no reached the top 10.  Maybe I’m on the 11th place. hahaha… but even I ‘m not won on this blogging contest, I very proud to help to people who needs a proper clothing. No hesitation, I donated my very favorite Ubuntu T-shirt at the event.

Thank you to Electrolux Philippines for the recognitions they gave on us bloggers.  Last night is really for bloggers night. Thank for the Certificate of Appreciation awarded to me and to all bloggers joined the My T-shirt Story contest.

This is the first time I received a certificate for my blog. “Astig ‘to Electrolux Philippines! (jump shoot)


Here are the rest of TtOP 10 winners of My Shirt Story Blogging Contest


10th Place -Rai Lacoste of B& Magazine for "My Happy Life is with a Tee"

Rai is an avid lover of t-shirts, and because of that he designs them during his free time, in which most of his shirts were used during gatherings and special occasions. This shirt designing hobby of his eventually became a sort of income generation for him too. After his shirt that he designed for his school batch became popular and everyone in his batch started ordering, including those who were abroad. And because of this success, his batchmates organized an outreach event in which they conducted a feeding program for an orphanage. Aside from donations of his batchmates, a portion of his income from the shirts was used to buy items s to be donated to the orphanage.

Rhian’s special shirt is the shirt that he designed for his batchmates which prompted his hobby into becoming a source of income for him. His shirt helped connect a lot of his friends and was able to help others people too.

9th Place - Iris Acosta of Pinay Ads for "My Shirt Story: My Favorite Shirt for Advocacy"

Iris’ blog entry to the My Shirt Story gave us an insight on the life of a Pinoy Blogger. She started her craft after she left her job 3 years ago, and proved that in spite of the uncertain conditions of being a blogger, it can still be turned into sufficient source of income as long as you work hard for it. In her entry, she presented the many fun privileges that she had received being a blogger such as exclusive invitations to various events, free products and services, and travel opportunities. Though, she emphasized that though blogging sounds glamorous, there were times that she receive income below than she expects from her craft. In spite of this, Iris’ special shirt shows a clear message of her craft and how proud she is. Iris is proud to be a Pinoy Blogger!

8th Place - Butchi Filart Dublin of Filipina Explorer for "These Clothes Were Made for Giving"

For her entry, two pieces of clothing were featured and were donated to the Washing Marathon Advocacy. For the first shirt, Butchie shares that she bought the shirt back in 2003 from an Ukay-ukay store for only P20. That shirt has been with her during wash days back when she was in school and in her travels, including her first trip to Boracay with her soon-to-be husband then and her trip to their ancestral home in Bicol in 2005. Her second featured piece of clothing is very sentimental. It’s a brown coat that she hasn’t used and had been in a box for 15 years along with some letters. According to her, this brown jacket belonged to her dad that she first met 15 years ago. And after which, she exchanged some letters with him but eventually never got to meet him again. These two clothes share two different kinds of journey for Butchie: her physical journey to various locations with her shirt and her emotional journey about a father whose only remnant is the brown coat. And for Butchie, through the Wash-athon advocacy, it’s the best time for her to move on and these clothes would be helping out others who would need it more than she does.

7th Place - Melanie Abuel of MEL (My Everyday Life) for "The Sweet Story of Showmanship, Servitude and Survival of My Special Shirt..."

For Melanie, her featured shirt served as a symbol of her showmanship, servitude and survival. This shirt served as a symbol of her showmanship since this shirt was what she wore during her first time to host a major event, which was a battle of the bands competition for her church. This shirt became a symbol of her servitude since this shirt was also the official shirt of the church organization that sponsored the event, which she was also a part of. According to her, this battle of the bands event was special since this was her organization’s way to reach out to the youth to serve God as well as a means to gather funds to renovate their church. And through this event and organization, she met other people who along with her enjoyed serving others and became her friends as well. Lastly, this shirt also served as a symbol of survival for Melanie Abuel since the battle of the bands event in which she wore the shirt was the night when the heavy rains of Ondoy started to fall. And in spite of the heavy rains, she traveled from Sorsogon to Manila and returned after the event, braving the risk of being stranded, just to be with her family.

6th Place - Nonoy Floresca of Trails Unlimited for "My World Vision Shirt Story"

Nonoy’s shirt came to him after he left his work at a pharmaceutical company which he was surrounded by extravagant practices. He moved to World Vision, after a friend of his invited him to work for the NGO. He initially declined the leaf-letting work for the organization, but he pushed through after his wife talked him into getting the work. Part of the work at the NGO was an immersion along with the other trainees in a World Vision community in which part of the donations would be going to. And there he saw the dire living conditions of the people there and met a malnourished child, who in spite of his appearance, is working by carrying 10kgs of raw materials which he brings home, which is 12 blocks away! When he asked the child why he was doing such, the boy answered that it was to gather enough money to cure his grandmother’s cataract. After this encounter with the child, Nonoy was saddened and compared his situation in his previous work in which the expenses were all for extravagant purposes. And because of this, he became more inspired to work for World Vision and treasured the orange shirt that was given to him by this organization.

5th Place - Richard Mamuyac of Astig Machisms for "What's the story on your chest?"

For Richard’s entry, he gave us a rundown of his favorite shirts per decade. During the 70’s, when he was still young, he was a Star Wars fan and wanted a Darth Vader shirt, but since his dad couldn’t find one, he was given a Voltes V t-shirt instead. During the 80’s, he declared his support for the band Menudo, particularly to Ricky Martin, when he collected bottle crowns of a certain softdrink to collect fan merchandises in which one of them was a Menudo shirt. For the next decade, the fad was statement shirts and this blogger joined in the bandwagon by having a customized one that said “look at my back” in front and “uto-uto” at the back so that he can prank those who read it. Another shirt that he got during the 90’s was a shirt that commemorated Pinoy Pride during the country’s centennial celebration. And lastly, recently, he and his wife bought couple shirts to show their love for each other each time they wear it together.

But for the Wash-a-thon, Richard will be donating the one that he wore during the Ondoy flooding. According to him, because their house was flooded and clean water was not available to wash clothes, he had to wear the said shirt for two days.

4th Place - Ruth de la Cruz of Ruthlicious for "My T-Shirt Story: I Think (Thought), Win (Won), Will (Share)

Ruth shares in her entry the reluctance to participate in this blogging contest since she feels she will be beaten by other bloggers who will likely join the competition whom she feels are better and are usually declared winners in contests such as this 'But she got it wrong this time! For her entry, she shares that the shirt that she is donating is the one that she won for an essay competition celebrating the Centennial of the ASEAN which the company she is working is part of. Part of the prize she received was a black shirt with the word “think” printed on the center.

According to Ruth, she wants to donate this new and never been used shirt since the message/word written on it is very strong and she hopes that it will inspire anyone who wears and sees it.

3rd Place - Pehpot Pineda of Make or Break for "This is My Shirt Story: Black Shirt Times 3"

For Pehpot, her black shirt is her favorite because it made her look “mayaman”, as her son describes it, in spite of it being bought from a thrift shop. This shirt was also what she wore in three significant events that were very memorable for her. First was during the recognition day of her eldest son who finished the level with flying colors. She recalls how proud and emotional she got on that day, that she asked her husband to be the one to go up the stage to put the medal on their son since she can’t do it without being too emotional. The second event was during the Pinay Mommies Community grand EB when she finally met the other mommy bloggers who were just FB friends at the start. And because of that event, she has met her other online friends and connected with mommy bloggers like her.

2nd Place - Lariza Garcia of Mom's World of Arts and Happiness for "A Mother's Shirt"

Lariza shares us several reasons why she loves this particular shirt. According to her, she doesn’t like this shirt, but love it! She loves it because it’s the one that she wears whenever there’s an event that she gets invited to, especially if there’s no dress code for the event. She loves it because it’s comfortable to wear and she feels at home wearing it or whenever she’s out with her close friends. She loves it too since she got to wear it when she got interviewed by GMA's Totoong Buhay for her very talented children, and yet her shirt states a different television network. Lastly, she loves it since as a mom; she gets to wear it anytime she does anything for her family. And now, Lariza hopes that when she donates this shirt, someone else would be as lucky as her and would love this shirt the same way she did.

1st Place - Ronald de Lima of Journey of No Fera for "How This Shirt Changed My Life: My Shirt Story"

Ronald, in his entry, shares how his shirt paved the way for his blog and the way to his woman’s heart. According to this blogger, this brown polo shirt was given to him by his mother when he told her that he’s been dating someone from the office. This shirt has been very special to him since it was the shirt he wore during their first date in Manila Zoo and in their consequent other dates. And eventually the girl she's with became his girlfriend, his very first girlfriend.

This shirt was also the one he wore when he received a perfect attendance award from his office. So feeling very inspired because of his girlfriend and his achievement, he decided to join contests such as an eating competition from a well-known local Japanese fast-food where he was shown in photo in a newspaper. Another contest that he joined was about a website designing contest where he featured his brown polo shirt being worn by the mascot. The website won and his winning entry became his blog. The last contest that he took part with was an art contest that he joined along with his girlfriend. According to him, this was the most challenging one and that it took them several sleepless nights in order for it to be finished. And, during the announcement of the winners, he wore his favorite brown shirt, and eventually their names were announced as winners, 1st prize!

According to Ronald, his shirt has been with him in the early chapters of his blog and his relationship with his girlfriend. And the time has come for him to close and open another chapter in his life because he is going to marry his girlfriend soon (as of this writing, they will be married in a few hours!). And now, he feels that his lucky shirt would be much appreciated by someone else and he hopes that they will be as lucky as him,and that they would love the shirt as much as he did.

The My Shirt Story Blogging Contest was able to help spread awareness about the Washing Marathon advocacy where a Laundry Mobile went around Luzon, Metro Manila and Cebu to to gather clothes donation to be washed and cleaned first before it is turned over to Electrolux's partner organizations (DZRH's Operation Tulong and ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya) to distribute the clothes to the affected people. Electrolux Marketing Manager Terry Sales shared, "We thought of the project to make sure that the clothes being donated are cleaned up first before it's given to the beneficiaries to somehow uplift the spirit of the victims telling them that in spite of their lost properties, there are still people who will look after them and support them at their pressing times.

The shirts donated by the bloggers will be turned over to DZRH's Operation Tulong. DZRH News Director Andy Vital said that this project is very timely as many of our countrymen have been hit by a major typhoon (Pepeng) and another one (Quiel) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility. DZRH will be holding a relief mission on Wednesday. Tina Monzon Palma, ABS-CBN Foundation's Head on the other hand said, "This project is another dimension in reaching out to typhoon victims and we're happy to partner with Electrolux for this."

Now on its third year, the Washing Marathon 2011 was able to gather more than 10,000 kilos of shirts! And in our country's current state, where are in between very strong typhoons, a disaster preparedness project like this will be of great help.
Again, congratulations to the winners and thank to everyone who participated in the My Shirt Story Blogging Contest! =)

Note: Caption on winning entries courtesy of Carl Cuevas.

Thanks to Ferdie Bondoy of Tatak Digitista for the invites.


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Getting to Know NBA Legend Clyde Drexler

nbamadness_15The NBA legend and Portland Trailblazers # 22 jersey none other than Clyde “The Glide” Drexler visited the Philippines with some Orlando Magic and Portland Trailblazers  Cheer leaders to promote NBA Madness 2011 Philippines. Adventure of Don Juan Quixote was lucky because he were there at NBA Madness 2011 Philippines Press Con held at Palladium, New World Hotel in Makati City.


Press release

You’ve seen the highlight reels, read the stats, seen the games. Everyone knows of Clyde Drexler as the high-flying, scoring sensation. But what’s the legend like in person?

With his NBA championship, Olympic gold medal and status as basketball hall of famer, it’s a treat to find that NBA legend Clyde Drexler is as cheerful and friendly as your neighborhood basketball buddy. During his time with the Portland Trailblazers and Houston Rockets, the man nicknamed The Glide clocked-in some phenomenal hang-time. Amazing, then, that he’s so down-to-earth in person.

Thanks to Solar Entertainment and the NBA, local hoops fans will be able to see this class act in person. Clyde, along with the Portland Trailblazers and Orlando Magic dancers, will be taking part in NBA Madness, an interactive series of basketball-themed events taking place in SM Malls and various colleges.

And the man is psyched to finally meet us! “I think it's phenomenal, the fact that the Philippines loves basketball!” he enthused. “You have some very good leagues of basketball here, and have had them for many, many years. Basketball is kinda like music. It crosses all genres. It brings people together, and I'm delighted to be a part of that. (It’s great to be) taking part in a sport that brings people together. It's sort of like Manny Pacquiao, how much he's loved (by everyone). That's what sports are able to do. It crosses all boundaries.”

During the press conference for NBA Madness, the legend mingled with with the gusto and excitement of a rookie. He also recalled his time in the 1992 Olympic team as if the Barcelona games happened yesterday. “The Dream Team of ’92... we had Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, John Stockton, Scotty Pippen, Michael Jordan. All these guys in the same team,” Clyde enumerated, almost swooning. “While you’re still young enough to compete? That just makes it better! I was lucky enough to be on that team and what a pleasure.”

Clyde then took the time to explain why being in the Dream Team was such an important part of his career: “That was the first time that (professional) American athletes were able to participate in the sport of basketball in the Olympics. Before the Dream Team, our collegiate players played in the Olympics. But the European players got so good that they were just beating them down. So we got professional players to play in the Olympics. It was such an honor, it was great to be on that team. We were a pretty good team. And I had a great experience.”

The NBA legend is secure enough in his legacy and achievements that he often jokes about his age and physical condition. When asked whether he can still slam dunk, he laughs and jests: “It hurts It hurts when you land. I can still do it, but I’d need a hospital bed!” It’s all slight exaggeration in the name of humor, of course. At 49, Clyde is as sprightly as people decades younger.

Clyde even talked about his stint at Dancing with the Stars. “It was a lot of fun!” he insisted. “But I realized right away I was not a good dancer. You can't be afraid to do things you're not good at… you gotta participate.” When asked whether his time in the show was as significant as his basketball achievements, Clyde breaks down laughing. “Whooo, that's a tough question! Dancing with the stars is in third place, I can tell you that. The Olympic gold medal is special because you have the eyes of the world watching you. But that NBA championship is something that you've dreamed about for many, many years. It's a toss-up. I'd like to have all three. But I know one of them is not possible. So I'd settle with two, the world (NBA) championship and a gold medal.

“Dancing with the Stars… I might need some help from my friends over there,” Clyde said,

motioning to the Portland Trailblazers and Orlando Magic dancers in attendance. “And it still might not happen!”

Yup, it’s fair to say Manila will be having one heck of a time playing host to the man they call The Glide!



Various colleges and universities in Metro Manila and SM shopping malls, including:

September 29:    SM North EDSA/Skydome – NBA Cares, 2-3 pm

October 1:          SM Southmall – Team Spirit Festival, 11am-6pm  Interactive Viewing Party, 6-8:30pm

October 2:          SM Mall of Asia – Team Spirit Festival, 11am-6pm Interactive Viewing Party, 4-6:30pm


A three-day school based event that will feature performances by participating school and NBA dance teams, games for students. Clyde Drexler will also conduct an inspirational talk with the school teams, autograph sessions and be available for photo opportunities.


The ultimate celebration of team spirit in basketball: The festival will feature:

Fun Activity Booths

Asia Miles Booth: Where fans can receive giveaways and register as an Asia Miles member on-site to receive a special gift.

  • NBA 2K12 Booth
  • Photo booth
  • Trivia booth
  • Center Court Games
  • 3-point Shootout
  • Shooting Stars
  • Skills Challenge
  • NBA Talent Performances
  • Clyde Drexler Appearances
  • Portland Trailblazers Dancers Performances
  • Orlando Magic Dancers Performances
  • Special Features
  • NBA Team Spirit School Champion Search
  • The Clyde Drexler Challenge Finals
  • Asia Miles Dance Clinics


NBA Madness, the NBA’s interactive basketball lifestyle event, consists of hoops, dance performances, an NBA Cares outreach program, and special appearances by NBA legend Clyde “The Glide” Drexler and not one, but two NBA Dance Teams: the Orlando Magic Dancers and the Portland Trailblazer Dancers.

NBA Madness is a free fan event that takes place from September 28 to October 2, and will provide fans a unique NBA experience.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pinoy Gaming Festival 2011 this coming October 28 to 31

Hey Pinoy gamer enthusiasts are you ready for the awesome yet big gaming conference this coming October?  Pinoy Gaming Festival 2011 will feature Mineski Pro Gaming League Season 3 DotA Championships. This competition will feature 8 finalists all over the country to battle it out to become the Philippine representative for one of the biggest the international DotA event: SMM 2011.

Okey, gear up your DOTA heroes with skills, power, agility,  strength, intelligence and your best strategic game, because here comes the biggest DOTA tournament by MINESKI that will held on this coming October 28-31, 2011 at 4th Flr. Cybezone SM North EDSA wit special guest Alodia Gosiengfiao. Join the tournament and over 150,000 worth of prizes to be given away.

Game Information
DotA All-Stars is based on a custom scenario RTS video game from War craft 3.It is a team strategy where players can choose sides and his own hero. There are two sides on the games, Sentinel and Scourge. Players on the same side fight the other players on the opposing side to win the game. The objective of the games is to destroy the opponents’ base together with AI controlled units called creeps. Heroes start at level 1 and levels up to level 25. Different strategies and team coordinated attacks are essential to win the game.

Other Information
Competition Format: 5v5 team battle
Tournament Bracket: TBA (To be announced)
Platform: PC
Match Winner: The team who destroys the opponent's Throne/ World tree first or the other team whose opponent surrenders
Map Version: Latest stable map
Others: War keys or Hot keys is allowed, Host delay reducer is allowed, 1 substitute 

MPGL Season 3 Grand finals
Number of teams: 8
Tournament Schedule: October 28-30, 2011
Champion: Php 50,000.00 + Razer Goodies + Trip to Malaysia
2nd: Php 20,000.00 + Razer Goodies
3rd: Php 10,000.00 + Razer Goodies

The Finalists
The year-wide long MPGL will conclude with only 8 of the best teams. 3 finalists will be selected on MPGL Luzon based on the top 3 points after the ninth leg, the champions from MPGL Visayas and Mindanao will be flying to Manila to join the grand finals. The last 3 finalist’s slots will have separate events to that will be announced soon.

Season Awards
Special awards will also be given to individuals who excel in their chosen roles and for being the best in the league. The criteria for each award will be as follows: player stats + mpgl evaluation (80%) and fan votes (20%). The awards are:

The best of the best will be awarded, who do you think will win the awards?

The nominees for each award and the voting period will start on Oct. 3, 2011

With Special Guests: World Domination shout-casters

Known for their unorthodox style of entertaining the crowd, the happy-go-lucky and energetic duo of shout casters have been invited to cast for the grand finals. This will be another plus for DotA fans because they will be seen live on the event, however for those who can't come down to the event just wait for the live stream.

Lon's statement:
"It is an honor to be invited for the event! We think this will be a very fun thing to see! Punta na lang kayo sa event!"
Tryq's statement:
"Alam mo yan! Goodluck to the finalists....magkaubusan sana kayo!"

Stay tuned for more updates and like PGF2011 at facebook

Friday, September 23, 2011

October Car Fest - Metro's Hottest Rides at SM City Sta. Mesa

Date: September 30 @ 10:00am - October 1 @ 12:00am
Venue: SM Sta. Mesa's OPEN PARKING A



9th MazdaTech Philippines Carshow at Tiendesitas, Pasig City

Mazdatech Philippines unifies all Mazda-brand models in upcoming Carshow at Tiendesitas
What:  9th Mazdatech Carshow
When:  October 22, 2011, Saturday
Where:  Tiendesitas, Pasig City

Mazdatech Philippines, a non-profit organization comprised of car enthusiasts and automobile service professionals, is holding its 9th Mazdatech Car Show on October 22, 2011 at the People’s Village area, Tiendesitas in Pasig City, Philippines.

Mazdatech, taking pride in itself as an ambassador of the Mazda brand is bringing together car enthusiasts and automobile service professionals along with common car owners and drivers via their common interest from the 1960s to 1990s Familias, 626s and MX5s to the newer 2010 variants recently launched in the Philippine market, namely the Mazda2, CX7, and CX9s.

For 11 years since its inception as Protégétech Philippines in March 2000 and incorporation in 2003, the organization has aimed to exceed the challenge of being responsible drivers as its commitment to society, and as the primary choice of resources in the upkeep of automobiles through continuous research and development in maintenance and performance. Protégétech Philippines changed its name to Mazdatech in 2007.

The 9th Mazdatech Carshow is intended to bring together in large-scale, car enthusiasts and automobile service providers along with common car owners and drivers under the Mazda label for a day to celebrate 11 years of what is deemed the ultimate car experience. This momentous event is expected to draw a minimum of 1000 participants consisting of car enthusiasts, automobile service professionals, common car owners and drivers along with families doing a weekend walk at Tiendesitas.

MTP members, their families and friends as well as aspiring members will likewise have the opportunity to bond and enjoy the weekend as they join together and visit the car show. The event is co-sponsored by Mazda Greenhills and SunGard.
For more information, log on at

FB event:

Major Awards (MTP full-fledged member only) - PRO
> Chairman's Cup - Best of Show
> Best Gen 1
> Best Gen 2/2.5
> Best Gen 3 (Lynx)
> Best 323F
> Best Mazda 2
> Best Mazda 3
> Best mid-sized Mazda (626/6)

Major Awards (Open) - PRO
> Best SUV
> Best Kia
> Best Ford

Major Awards (MTP full-fledged member only) - STREET
> Best Mazda (Non Contemporary)
> Best Mazda (Non Contemporary) 2nd place
> Best Mazda (New Model)
> Best Mazda (New Model) 2nd place

Minor Awards (Open) - PRO
> Best in Paint
> Best Engine Bay
> Best Interior
> Best Mobile Entertainment Setup
> Best in Sound Quality
> Best Body Kit
> Best Graphics (stickers or airbrush)

Minor Awards (Open) - STREET
> Best in Paint
> Best Engine Bay
> Best Interior
> Best Mobile Entertainment Setup
> Best Body Kit

Novelty Awards (Open)
> Best in Stock
> Best Performance Based Ride
> Lowest Ride w/ Body Kit
> Lowest Ride w/o Body Kit
> Crowd Favorite
> Newcomer of the Year Award
> Best JDM Set Up
> Bling Set Up
> Best Rims
> Best Daily Driven
> Best in Stock

Entry Fees:
Php 800 (Member)
Php 1,000 (Non-member)

Php 500 (Member)
Php 700 (Non-member)

click here for more details:

Black Eyed Peas in Manila on October 25, 2011

"Black Eyed Peas in Manila on October 25, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds"

Music Management International (MMI) and Futuretainment, Inc. are proudly announcing that they are finally bringing their highly anticipated, one-of-a-kind project to Manila: a high-caliber concert featuring best-selling American hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas. Taking place on October 25th, 2011 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City, Philippines, this concert promises to deliver an unforgettable experience while allowing fans to embrace and enjoy the non-stop party and high-energy music made popular worldwide by the Black Eyed Peas.

With exceedingly successful concerts featuring world famous music artists such as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and 30 Seconds to Mars already under their belts, it only makes sense for MMI and Futuretainment to continue the first class performances and bring the award-winning Black Eyed Peas to Manila. This extravagant concert has been made possible by the well-established relationships that MMI, Futuretainment, and TPGPR hold within the music industry, fusing all parties towards the common goal of producing an unforgettable event for music fans.
At a time in which finding success in the music industry has become exceedingly competitive and difficult, the Black Eyed Peas is a group that has gone over and beyond, reigning as one of the best selling and most creative groups in the world. The group has sold over an astonishing 56 million records worldwide. They have won a total of 80 awards, 6 of which are Grammys. The music group’s popularity and reputation as one of the world’s best performing music artists are undeniable, making them the perfect choice to give music fans a performance they won’t soon forget in Manila!

Purchase your tickets today at or visit the official website at

Ticket Outlets:
Futuretainment,  0947-396-4539 / 0939-9019836 / 0917-555-5475 / 577-3265
MMI – 0917-555-5415 / 5867275
TicketWorld – 891-9999
SM Tickets – 470-2222
Twitter: @futureupdate

About MMI
MMI, also known as Music Management International, is one of the biggest entertainment and concert promoters in Asia, specializing in providing the highest caliber of events and talent for music fans in the South East Asian region. As one of the premier concert and event production companies in the music business, MMI is a top pioneer in bringing world famous, first class talent to the Philippines. Its extremely popular online home portal,, is always the first to break the news on their latest concerts, events, and inside looks on entertainment happenings. Led by CEO and entertainment mogul Rhiza Pascua, MMI is also credited with putting Manila on the worldwide entertainment map, due to the company’s well-seasoned ability to bring the globe’s most in demand acts and talents overseas to the Philippines. As the Philippine’s primary entertainment provider, MMI is also taking its services to the next level by pairing vacation packages with its latest project, the highly anticipated Black Eyed Peas concert, which can be booked at Please visit for more details.

About Futuretainment, Inc.
Futuretainment, Inc. is the first multi-media business venture of Actor-Entrepreneur Marvin Agustin and his colleagues. Futuretainment, Inc. has plotted its trajectory with all the weaponry of the decades-long networking and relationships of Mr. Agustin to bring it to success: major TV networks, film, print, online and live events. Futuretainment plans to start with a high-profile international concert, followed by a film co-production with a leading film company, a drama series, and a talent search, for 2011. Mr. Agustin believes that the multi-media approach at this time of a cross-platform media environment allows for greater leverage and springboard to the future directions of Futuretainment, Inc.

TPGPR is a full-service public relations and communications agency led by CEO Steve Nguyen. TPGPR excels in developing, designing, and executing national and international campaigns and creative solutions to marketing needs and desires. TPGPR specializes in placing products, brands and talent into broadcast, radio, film, music, print, online, and other forms of interactive media. Providing a range of services such as integrated brand marketing, public relations, and product placement, TPGPR offers superior professional services that exceed the industry standard.

Media Contact:Steve Nguyen
Tel: (310) 279-5205
Direct: (310) 279-5205
Fax: (310) 362-0459

Music Management International (MMI)

NBA Magic Dancers - Preparing For Trip to Philippines

Magic Dancers: Preparing For Trip to Philippines September 21, 2011

ORLANDO -- Several of the Orlando Magic Dancers are preparing for their highly anticipated trip to Manila, Philippines for NBA Madness Manila 2011.

Making the 9,500 mile, 26.5 hour journey this Sunday, Sept. 25 with Dance Team Manager Jeanine Klem-Thomas are Dancers Kendra, Victoria, Priya, Lyndsay, Shalize and Team Leader Tara! The Dancers will be in Manila for an entire week.

The Magic Dancers will arrive in Manila on Monday, Sept. 26 and will join the Portland Trail Blazers’ dance team and NBA legend Clyde Drexler for a series of free public activities featuring basketball, dance performances, autograph sessions, clinics, media appearances, and other related elements. The Magic Dancers will even be collaborating on a routine performance with the BlazerDancers during the week!

Klem-Thomas and her team was recently asked a few questions regarding their preparation for this trip. Check out their responses and also watch video highlights of the dancers rehearsing five of their routines that they will perform in Manila.

Check back as Coach Jeanine and the Dancers provide updates during their time overseas!


NBA Legend - Clyde Drexler is here in Manila this October 2011

"Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers dance teams to visit schools
as part of first-ever NBA Madness Team Spirit School Tour"

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Sept. 23, 2011 – National Basketball Association (NBA) Legend Clyde Drexler and the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers dance teams will take part in NBA Madness Philippines 2011, the NBA’s interactive basketball fan event. Jointly organized by the NBA and Solar Entertainment, NBA Madness Philippines 2011 will visit metro Manila from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.


Drexler is a 10-time NBA All-Star and was voted in to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.  He won an NBA championship with the Houston Rockets in 1995 and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.  Drexler was also a member of the storied ‘Dream Team’ that won an Olympic gold medal in 1992.

In addition to the mall events, the first-ever NBA Madness Team Spirit School Tour will bring two NBA dance teams to five schools in Manila to conduct free dance clinics for campus dance teams.  The dance teams will make school stops from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30 and will participate in the Search for the Team Spirit School Champion at the Team Spirit Festival at NBA Madness.

As part of NBA Cares, the NBA and the SM Foundation will also partner to conduct a Read To Achieve read and play session for 100 underprivileged kids from all over Metro Manila on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Skydome at SM City North EDSA.

The NBA legend and dancers will also make a stop at the Finals of the Coors Light NBA Pop-A-Shot Tour 2011, which takes place on Sept. 29 at the Metrowalk in Pasig City.

clip_image002NBA Madness is a free fan event featuring basketball clinics and games, including the Clyde Drexler Challenge, in which fans can compete against the NBA legend for prizes.  Drexler will give fans a unique insider perspective as he provides live commentary at viewing parties showing some of the NBA’s greatest games.  The event will also feature dance team performances, Asia Miles dance clinics, autograph sessions, and a video game corner featuring the newest NBA video game, NBA 2K12.  Fans can take part in the excitement of NBA Madness Philippines 2011 on Oct. 1 at the SM South Mall and Oct. 2 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Official partners for NBA Madness Philippines 2011 include Asia Miles and Gatorade with media partners Basketball TV, Solar Sports, Studio 23 and NBA Premium TV also supporting the event. Venue partners are SM Mall of Asia, SM South Mall, SM City North EDSA, and SM Cinemas.

About the NBA
The NBA, founded in 1946, is a professional sports league and global business that features 30 teams in the United States and Canada.  During the 2010-11 season, NBA games will reach 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.  Official NBA rosters currently feature 83 players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA merchandise is sold in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. averages more than 26 million page views per day, with more than 50 percent of the site’s visitors coming from outside of North America.  The NBA is the No. 1 U.S. sports league on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, with the most fans, followers, and videos viewed on each, respectively.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dell Venue Pro and the Mango update

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Dell Venue ProDell has finally released some information about the upcoming Windows Phone Mango update and their Venue Pro. In a nut shell all unlocked handsets (in supported countries) will be updated when the roll-out begins and those with T-Mobile and Cincinnati Bell SIM-locked units will also be supported.

There's no word on AT&T SIM-locked while plans are still being finalized, hopefully more details will be released sooner rather than later. Keep tight everyone.

Source: Dell, via: @DellUK

Credits to : Richard Edmonds

What new on VMware Workstation 8

Here is a clip video for new VMware Workstation 8.

VMware Workstation 8 is your on-ramp to the cloud. With over 50 new features, it’s going to dramatically change the way you work with virtual machines. Save time, enhance collaboration, and do more than you ever thought possible with a PC.

Workstation 8: What's New Video

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Introducing VMware Workstation 8

Adventures of Don Juan Quixote received this announcement thru his corporate email last night. Ok let's see what's new on VMWare Workstation 8.

VMware Workstation 8 is your on-ramp to the cloud. With over 50 new features, it’s going to dramatically change the way you work with virtual machines. Save time, enhance collaboration, and do more than you ever thought possible with a PC

With over fifty new features, it's going to dramatically change the way you work with virtual machines. Let's take a quick look at what you can do.

Remotely connect to VMware vSphere® and VMware vCenter™ to access remote virtual machines. Leverage not only your local PC but the internal cloud.

Move to the internal cloud. Build and test your virtual machines locally and then drag and drop to upload them directly to VMware vSphere.

Run as a server to host applications for your team, department, or anyone in your organization with enterprise caliber control over user access.

Run the most demanding applications in a virtual machines with 8 virtual processors or 8 virtual cores, 2 TB virtual disks and up to 64 GB of memory per virtual machine.

With these and many other exciting new features, VMware Workstation 8 is your on ramp to the cloud. Do more than you ever thought possible. Share, upload, and remotely connect to virtual machines all from one place.

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Workstation8-Connectivity-tnVMware Workstation provides a seamless way to access all of the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they are running.   Connect to Server enables remote connections to virtual machines running on VMware Workstation, VMware vSphere, and VMware vCenter.  Now you can work with local and server hosted virtual machines side by side within the same interface.  You are no longer constrained by the power of your PC to run multiple virtual machines at the same time.

Share the Benefits

Workstation8-ShareWizard-tnSharing a virtual machine is quickest way to share and test applications with your team in a more production like environment. Run VMware Workstation as a server to share virtual machines with your teammates, department, or organization. VMware Workstation provides enterprise caliber control over user access.

New UI, New Way to Work

Workstation8-Windows7-tnSo you can seamlessly work in a connected workspace, VMware Workstation’s user interface has been completely revamped with simplified menus, live thumbnails, improved preferences screens, and a new virtual machine library. The new virtual machine library lists all of your virtual machines and allows you to search for them, whether they are running on your PC, a vSphere server, or team member’s copy of VMware Workstation.


Unleash the Power of Your PC

Workstation8-8-CPUs-tnVMware Workstation takes advantage of the latest hardware to replicate server and desktop environments. Create virtual machines with up to 64GB of RAM with significantly improved virtual SMP performance. And now for those times when you need it, virtual VT enables you to run 64-bit nested virtual machines. Additional improvements include improved NAT performance and support for HD audio, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) and Bluetooth.


From PC to Datacenter

Workstation8-UploadToESXi-tnSimply drag and drop a virtual machine to move it from your PC to a VMware vSphere server. It’s the easiest way to deploy a complete application environment from your PC to a server for further testing, demoing, or analysis


VMware Workstation 8. Now Available for only  $199

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google launched a new payment system in American

Last September 19, 2011 – Google released a new product and services call Google Wallet. Using your 4G smart phone, you can pay your utility bills, cappuccino at coffee shop, even payment for a taxi ride. Its totally replacement on you bulky leather wallet, how awesome is that! Google tied-up Citi, MasterCard, Sprint and First Data. With Google Wallet, you can tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC).

Google been testing it extensively, and they releasing the first version of the app to Sprint. That means Google beginning to roll out Google Wallet to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones through an over-the-air update—just look for the “Wallet” app. Here’s a demo of Google Wallet in action:


This Google Wallet is cool and if Google giving us a change to implement here in the Philippines. Wow! that is awesome!


Google Wallet - vision

In the past few thousand years, the way we pay has changed just three times—from coins, to paper money, to plastic cards.

Now we’re on the brink of the next big shift.



Introducing Google Wallet

Google Wallet is an Android app that makes your phone your wallet. It stores virtual versions of your existing plastic cards on your phone. Simply tap your phone to pay and redeem offers using near field communication, or NFC.


Payments, offers, loyalty, and so much more

Google Wallet has been designed for an open commerce ecosystem. It will eventually hold many if not all of the cards you keep in your leather wallet today. And because Google Wallet is a mobile app, it will be able to do more than a regular wallet ever could, like storing thousands of payment cards and Google Offers but without the bulk. Eventually your loyalty cards, gift cards, receipts, boarding passes, tickets, even your keys will be seamlessly synced to your Google Wallet. And every offer and loyalty point will be redeemed automatically with a single tap via NFC.

The future of commerce starts today

Google Wallet is now released on Nexus S 4G by Google, available on Sprint. Over time, we plan on expanding support to more phones.

You can pay with Citi® MasterCard® cards and the Google Prepaid Card. You can tap to pay at hundreds of thousands of merchants.

This is just the beginning, but we believe that, in time, your phone with Google Wallet will be the one thing that holds everything you need to carry.



How it works

  1. Look for these symbols at checkout.
  2. Tap your phone on the reader.  Your phone sends payment, and, at some merchants, offers and loyalty information.


Give your smartphone some credit

Tap your phone to pay with the virtual credit cards stored on your Google Wallet.

Google Wallet supports two kinds of cards:
  • Citi® MasterCard® credit cards, and
  • the Google Prepaid Card

We aim to eventually support all the payment cards you keep in your leather wallet today. So the only plastic you'll need is your phone.



Citi MasterCard

It’s easy to set up a Citi MasterCard with Google Wallet. If you already have a card, open Google Wallet and enter your account information. After Citi verifies it, your credit card credentials are stored to a secure microchip on your phone. You can then tap your phone to pay. If you have a Citi MasterCard and want to confirm that it works with Google Wallet, check here.

If you do not currently have a Citi MasterCard, you can apply for one here.


Google Prepaid Card

The Google Prepaid Card is a virtual card that you can fund with any of your existing credit cards -- no Citi MasterCard required. After you activate the Google Prepaid Card in Google Wallet, you’ll get $10 in your account. Your first $10 spent with Google Wallet is on us.

You can then top up the card with additional funds from any of your plastic cards. You’ll pay no fees to top up your Google Prepaid Card at least until the end of 2011. Since the Google Prepaid Card is purely virtual, you won’t get an actual card in the mail.

The Google Prepaid Card is powered by MasterCard® and Money Network®.

Gift cards

Google Wallet can store gift cards for participating merchants. When you tap to pay at a merchant, Google Wallet transmits your gift card information to the terminal.


Offers & Loyalty

Google Offers are deals on products and services at local or online businesses. Whenever you buy or save a Google Offer, it automatically syncs to your Google Wallet so your offers are always with you.

Google Wallet can also store loyalty cards for participating merchants.





3.3_securityGoogle Wallet is designed and engineered to enable safe, secure payments. In fact, Google Wallet’s security features go beyond what’s possible with traditional wallets and cards.


A locked wallet is a safer wallet

Google Wallet requires you to set up a Google Wallet PIN that must be entered before making a purchase. This PIN prevents unauthorized access and payments via Google Wallet. Android phones also feature a separate lock screen.


Secure technology

Google Wallet and MasterCard PayPass™ provide many layers of security.

Google Wallet stores your encrypted payment card credentials on a computer chip on your phone called the Secure Element. Think of the Secure Element as a separate computer, capable of running programs and storing data. The Secure Element is separate from your Android phone's memory. The chip is designed to only allow trusted programs on the Secure Element itself to access the payment credentials stored therein.

The secure encryption technology of MasterCard PayPass protects your payment card credentials as they are transferred from the phone to the contactless reader.

What to do if your phone is lost or stolen

Even though the Google Wallet PIN and Secure Element protect your payment card information, you should still call your issuing banks to cancel your cards.


Where it works

Look for these symbols at checkout

You can tap to pay using Google Wallet at hundreds of thousands of MasterCard® PayPass™ merchant locations. Just look for these symbols:



Frequently Asked Question