Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wonderful Blessings

Hi guys, sorry for my very late update. I just want to share you the wonderful blessings that came to me these past few weeks. I am really really grateful and blessed indeed. Well first, our online business is on and we're just too happy for the outcome. As you all know, we've been planning to start this business even before and we're lucky enough that we finally got a chance to start. We're making charms out of Polymer clays. I saw it first online and I decided to find any possible ways to learn such craft. I attended several workshops and more and after a few months of practicing, I guess, we're good and confident enough to showcase our own made crafts. 
You can check our Facebook page Here

Surprisingly, another blessing came to me a few days ago. Remember my Ntrust entry? Yes, I am so thankful that my post were chosen among the three lucky winners of the recently held Ntrust Contest.  The contest was held by Nuffnang PH in partnership with Ntrust. You can check the details about Ntrust in my entry here or better yet visit their official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/nTrust. 
Moving over to the contest, I won their second prize. I won an iPod Touch 64Gb and this is actually the biggest and most expensive prize I have ever won online. It came to me by surprise and I am really grateful about this blessing. 

Allow me to grab this opportunity to thank my sister who joined me with my Ntrust entry. Of course, I would like to thank both of the Nuffnang and Ntrust for coming up with such a wonderful contest. It's so nice to meet you guys in person. Cheers!
Have a great day guys and Happy blogging to all..

Friday, August 31, 2012

Searching for the New Anna

And so the Anna Banana Legacy continues but it seems that it didn't turned out exactly as what we are expecting it to be. As you all know Derek S Lorenzo made a video dedicated to his crush Anna Banana to express his feelings. The video became viral and in fact, as of this moment, the video has reached over 1 million views (1,505,605 to be exact). However, Anna made her reply in response to Derek's video which broke our poor fellow's heart. Just in case that you've missed the original Derek Video, allow me to share it once more.

Okay, so a new commercial has been released and a lot of revelations were made. Anna Benaza is the real full name of Anna and her true personality behind her charming appearance were revealed. Watch the video below to find out.


Here's the full video of Anna's video response to Derek.


So this is Derek's first ever rejection from a girl and what makes it worst is that, Anna did this publicly through YouTube. Well, Derek, just be strong dude. Anna is just one of the million girls out there so don't ever be discouraged by this rejection. In fact, it's good thing that you managed to see the real Anna behind her charm because, at least, you realized that she's not the right girl for you.
So now my fellow readers, it's now our chance to help Derek to find his new Anna. And to begin with, Oh Derek, why not pick my sister instead (LOL)
Well, at least she's not as rude as Anna haha. Anyway, my point here is that, Derek has to move on and look forward to the better side. Let's build a campaign and help our friend Derek to find his New Anna Banana. I'm inviting all the girls out there to make a video to cheer up Derek. Prove to him that he deserves you more than Anna and try to heal his broken heart. Go to www.dereksnewanna.com to see the rest of the details and get a chance to meet Derek in person.
So do you have what it takes to become the New Anna for Derek? Make your video now! Who knows, you might get a chance to date Derek and watch movies together.
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Anyway, speaking of movies, I'm so excited for the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution. I just can't wait to see Alice together with new case including Ada Wong and Leon Kennedy. Rain Ocampo's role will be reprise as well.
Have a great day guys and Happy blogging to All.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Its been three years in a row since I started this anime related entry list(2009,2010,2011) my apology for those who can't relate I know not all of you love anime haha.so here's my 4th
TOP FIVE BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE

TOP 5 BEST ANIME LOOK A LIKE
"KENSHIN HIMURA AND KURAMA"

(ROROUNI KENSHIN/YU YU HAKUSHO)



KENSHIN HIMURA -As a former legendary assassin, Kenshin is an extremely powerful swordsman with virtually unmatched skills.. Kenshin practices the Hiten Mitsurugi-ryƫ,a fictional ancient sword art, that enables him to exercise superhuman speed and reflexes, study and predict his opponent's movements in battle, as well as perform many powerful sword techniques.Most of his techniques were originally intended to be lethal, but Kenshin has since modified his usage of such techniques in accordance with his vow never to kill.

KURAMA -Kurama is a demon thief who, after being fatally wounded, fuses his soul with the unborn child of Shiori Minamino, effectively taking over. He is born as Shuichi Minamino, a human with red hair and green eyes, though he retains his demon powers at a much lower level. Kurama had originally planned to return to his demon form after regenerating his powers, but he changed his mind when he came to love his human mother. They have a bond which Kurama cannot bear to break, and so he remains as Shuichi in the human world.

TOP 4 BEST ANIME LOOK A LIKE
"JIN KAZAMA AND SASUKE UCHIHA"
(TEKKEN/NARUTO)


JIN KAZAMA - is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Tekken series released by Namco Bandai.Trained by his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, in order to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Jin wishes to avenge his mother's apparent death. However, during the tournament it is revealed that Jin possesses the Devil Gene,a genetic abnormality within his body, which causes the betrayal of Heihachi who wants to take it. He is also antagonized by his father, Kazuya Mishima, from whom he inherited the gene.

SASUKE UCHIHA -Sasuke is a member of the Uchiha clan, a highly skilled clan of ninjas allied to the village of Konohagakure. His primary motivation throughout the series is to avenge the destruction of his entire clan by killing his brother, Itachi Uchiha, a task he pursues at all costs. While he was initially cold and singularly driven by his revenge, he becomes more empathetic through his relationships with other characters, notably Naruto Uzumaki, whom he comes to consider as a rival.

TOP 3 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"KIKYO AND SAILOR MARS"
(INUYASHA/SAILOR MOON)

KIKYO -Is the one who was given the task of guarding and purifying the Shikon no Tama, aged seventeen. She strongly falls romantically in love with InuYasha and considers using the Sacred Shikon Jewel to turn him from a half-dog demon into a full human; this would cause the Shikon Jewel to vanish from the world, allowing her to live as an ordinary human woman by his side. However, Naraku disguises himself as InuYasha to attack her village, leaving her seriously wounded. Fooled by Naraku, Kikyo believes InuYasha has betrayed her and uses her remaining strength to seal InuYasha to the Sacred Tree, leaving him in a sleeping state for fifty years. Shortly before she dies, she orders that the Shikon no Tama be burned along with her remains on her funeral pyre. The Shikon Jewel disappears and is apparently destroyed, but is reborn, along with Kikyo herself, five hundred years later in the body of fifteen-year-old Kagome Higurashi, her modern-day reincarnation

SAILOR MARS -The alternate identity of Rei Hino, a teenage Japanese schoolgirl and Shinto priestess, she belongs to the Sailor Senshi, female supernatural fighters who the franchise's main girl characters transform into to fulfill their duty of protecting the Solar System and the franchise's eponymous protagonist from evil.
She possesses powers associated with fire, as well as psychic and spiritual ones.

TOP 2 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"SESSHOMARU AND YUE"

(INUYASHA/ CARD CAPTOR SAKURA)

SESSHOMARU -Is InuYasha's older half-brother, an extremely powerful full-blooded demon, easily invulnerable when fighting.He is the heir and successor of his father, Inu no Taisho, and is the Lord of the Western Lands.

YUE -Is the one of two Guardians of the Clow Cards, along with Cerberus. His name, which is written in katakana rather than hiragana is the Mandarin Chinese word for "moon". Where Cerebus is the elector of the new Clow Card Master, Yue is the judge who is allowed to test the candidate for their worthiness. He spends most of the series in his temporary form, Yukito Tsukishiro, who initially has no memory or knowledge of his other self. Unlike Cerberus, Yue's powers are heavily dependent on the power of his master.

TOP 1 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"HIKARU SHIDO AND RANMA SAOTOME"
(MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH/RANMA½)


HIKARU SHIDO -Is a fictional character from the anime/manga series Magic Knight Rayearth.She is one of the three protagonists of the series and represents the element of Fire.Hikaru's name means "The Light of Lion Shrine".

RANMA SAOTOME -A proficient martial artist, he spent most of his youth on training trips with his father. The last of these trips led them to Jusenkyo, China, where he fell into the Spring of Drowned Girl. Since then, he changes into a red headed, well built girl when splashed with cold water. When splashed with hot water, he changes back into a man, but only until the next time he is hit with cold water.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fascinating Facts about Jewelries


Jewelries are not just for women anymore and in fact, I just read a wonderful information about their history and it's very interesting to know that men were actually the first one to wear such items as a status symbol and as a good luck charm or amulets to aid them in battle. Maybe, it just so happened that jewelries for women came in wide variety of designs which makes them more fascinating. But regardless of the wearer's gender, we cannot deny the fact that jewelries are widely used as a fashion statement. Even before in ancient time, people of all culture have used such jewelries as personal badges, adornments and as emblems of religious and social affiliation.
Nowadays, people use it mainly for fashion. They used to wear jewelries for most special occasions.
Jewelries might vary on their size, appearance and materials that are being used. Diamonds, gold and some precious games like Ruby and sapphire are few of the most common materials used for jewelries. They said that it is every important to wear a jewelry that matches well with your outfit. These items will compliment your dress so well.
Of course, not all jewelries share the same amount of durability and quality. Custom jewelry for an instance will vary depending on their craftsmanship. This is the reason why most jewelry lovers and enthusiasts trust only those items that are manufactured and distributed by those well known companies and brands. Jewelries are almost like an investment considering that we might be dealing with huge amount of money here so it is very understandable for a buyer to look for a well trusted dealer just like those jewelry stores sydney Australia has to offer.
The prices will vary depending on their size too. The price of marquise cut diamonds 0,50 carat diamonds for example are different from the price of other diamonds with higher carats.
Jewelries are very ideal for engagement rings as well. We used to get thrilled when we see those celebrities who wear their highly expensive rings. Interestingly, if you are aiming for a very special and unique ring, there are companies today that allow you to customize your own ring through their engagement rings design your own features.
On top of that, the good thing about those high class jewelry is that, they can last for a life time and they can be transferred to one generation to another. What a great investment indeed.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wait No More with nTrust!

Ever wonder how much time we lose because of waiting? If you order a meal for example whether it's in a fast food restaurant or not, you'll have to wait because you have to give the servers enough time to prepare your food. If you're working in a company whether you are highly compensated or not, you still have to wait for the 15th or 30th of each month before you get paid. If you're courting someone and if you are pretty serious about it, then you also have to wait until until you get her sweet Yes.
See? Waiting has been a part of our everyday routine. It just so happen that not everything that we want can be acquired instantly. Sometimes, we really have to wait and be patient about it. We have to bear those sacrifices as long as we can if we are really determined to get them. Patience is indeed a virtue but I don't think this cliche is applicable all the time. There are some instances that waiting is not really necessary but people still dealing with it because that's the kind of process they got used to. Why should we wait if there are ways to expedite the process right? What we need is something like nTrust which i will discuss further later on.
In partnership with nTrust, I conducted my own observation on how much time we actually lose and waste during a regular day. Luckily, i was about to pay our bills and process some papers so I grabbed that opportunity to do my observation. I know for the fact that I will be dealing with long queues so I grabbed my sister with me and hit the mall as early as we could.
We were able to arrive at exactly 10:15 am. Fortunately, the mall is already open so we don't have to deal with long inspection queue.
My first goal is to cash out some money to pay my bills and I am also planning to send some cash to my auntie. A long queue actually came to us by surprise. I never thought that long queues will welcome us as early as 10 am. I just failed to realized that it was Payday that time and it's really a wrong timing for both of us. But then again, i have to bear with it or else, commuting for like 30 minutes will just be a waste of time.
This photo was taken at SM Molino Center while people were lining up for ATM Kiosk Machine to withdraw their money.If you want to avoid long line-ups go to nTrust.com.

There are 4 ATM Kiosk Machines here but only 2 were currently working that day as a result people had to queue and wait for their turn. There was actually a lady who took almost 20 minutes in the machine as if she's trying to cash all her money out from her ATM.
Arrived: 10:20 am
Queued: 30 minutes (approximate time)
Processed: 5 minutes


Finally, after our turn, we went over to the Information Center to pay my bills. As expected, another long queue will welcome us and guess what, the queue is longer than what we had in the ATM Kiosks area.
This photo was taken at SM Molino Information Center while people were lining up to pay their bills. If you want to avoid long line-ups go to nTrust.com.


If you're a short tempered guy or you do not have enough patience in waiting, then I suggest you not to visit this place especially during the peak days. Information Center is a place where people can pay their bills (Electric, Water, Phone, Internet, and more). Despite of the advantage of paying all your bills at once without the need of going directly to their main branches, you still have to wait and bear with this long queue.
Arrived: 11:02 am
Queued: 45 minutes (approximate time)
Processed: 10 minutes


After that very tiring queue, Mirasol and I decided to buy some snack first but who would have thought that buying snacks will cost you another 20 minutes of waiting?

These photo was taken at SM Molino Department Store while people were lining up in the counter area to present their items to the cashier. If you want to avoid long line-ups go to nTrust.com.

Gosh! We're carrying a pair of snacks and bottled drinks and we still have to wait for another round of time. Look at those people ahead of me carrying baskets filled with goods and imagine how long will it took for a cashier to process it manually? I am grateful that they made a special lane for people who purchased few items to avoid long queues but I guess they should have made another lane to make it faster.
Arrived: Almost 12
Queued: 25 minutes (approximate time)
Processed: 10 minutes


I'm done with the bills and my sister and I were both TIRED but we have to visit a remittance center to send my auntie some cash. It was actually requested by our mom so we really have to obey her.
These photo was taken at a Local Remittance Center while people were lining up to remit or to send money. If you want to avoid long line-ups go to nTrust.com.

As expected, I encountered another long queue. When I was working in Manila, I used to visit a Remittance Center at least twice or thrice a month (every payday) to remit money to my parents in the province. There are actually two ways for my parents to received the money, it's either the "Door to Door Delivery" or they have to "Pick Up" the money in the nearest branch. Unfortunately, the nearest branch is way too far from our place so I have to take the Door to Door delivery option which usually takes 2-3 business days. The company is a legit one and they will deliver the money completely but I wish that could have done something to expedite their process of shipping. Same thing can be applied to overseas workers because this is also their way on How to transfer money to the Philippines.
Arrived: 12:40 pm
Queued: 20 minutes (approximate time)
Processed: 5 minutes


Wow, I just can't imagine how much time did we consume by simply waiting for our turn. If we will analyze carefully and if we will try to eliminate those queuing time, we will arrive at 10:15 am and done processing everything at around 10:45 to 11 pm so that's 30-45 minutes overall . The average time that we consumed in waiting is 120 minutes or nearly 2 hours. Imagine how much time we lose and waste simply because of waiting? I can do lots of valuable things within that 2 hours.
►2 hours is enough to finish my daily blogging routine.
►2 hours is enough to finish my articles and reviews.
► 2 hours nearly cover an entire Catholic mass
► 2 hours is enough to watch a complete movie
►2 hours is enough to cook and prepare your dish
►2 hours is enough for me to review my brother for his upcoming periodical exam.
►2 hours covers 4 drama series on TV
►2 hours is enough to bond with your family or friends


See how much time you waste by waiting? What we need is company like nTrust and offers a wide range of services that will help you to isolate the process of waiting in terms of remittances. Just like what the term suggests, nTrust is a company that you can entrust with. They are legit and fast. They have this unique and modern approach that will change the landscape of remittance industry.
nTrust is a highly interactive online community which is safe and legit that allows you to Remit money to the Philippines and vise versa. You simply have to register an Account for Free by visiting their website at http://ntrust.com. The site is actually very ideal for Pinoys who are working abroad as it offers the easiest and fastest way to Send money to the Philippines. On top of that, this is very ideal too for someone like me who will about to establish an online business.
You are entitled to establish your own profile and managing your money on your account. You have the so called vault where you can deposit your money in from different bank accounts that you have including Direct Bank , Internet Bank, and even cheque. From your Vault, you can now send your money to your recipient. You'll need the recipient email address and your desired amount and that's it, nTrust will take care of the rest for you. For those recipients who doesn't have an nTrust account yet, they will received an email and a step by step instructions to help them establish their own accounts and a quick guide on how to cash out the money.
One thing that makes this site more interesting is their Neighboring system. Here, you can invite your friends , clients, relatives or business partners to join nTrust and be your neighbor. This will give you a compiled list of trusted individuals where you can send your money.
Aside from the privileges mentioned above, nTrust will let you received their specialized nTrust Citizen Cash card. This card can be used exclusively to withdraw your money. nTrust card allows you to withdraw the money from over 1,700,000 ATM locations worldwide and millions of other merchants. I think it almost acts like Debit Card. You can also load your nTrust cash using your nTrust online account.
Just like what they usually say, "if there's a will, there's a way" so why should we wait for 3 or more consecutive days or why should we stress ourselves waiting for the long queue in the nearest remittance center in your place if there's a highly interactive way to expedite the process of remittance that will keep you waiting no more.
PS: I'm about to request for my nTrust Cash card and I just can't wait to use it for myself and for my upcoming online business too. If you doesn't have an nTrust account yet, feel free to sign up now and join its growing community and don't forget to invite me guys to be your neighbor huh! Just sent me a private message if you are willing to invite me.

Anyway, I know you have lots of concerns and questions to raise about the security so i listed some of the possible questions you guys might asked and the answers that hopefully could help you to understand more about the process.

► How safe the site from Online Hackers?
We're dealing with an account that involves personal and private information here and I can't blame you to think about your security from the hackers. Worry no more because the site uses 256-bit SSL encryption - a standard that meets or exceeds every known international banking standard for online transactions. All data is protected and validated by VeriSign and TRUSTe.

► How Trustworthy the Company is and the people behind it?
nTrust's personnel are highly trained and they use some of the most sophisticated behavioral modeling and real-time analytics technologies in the world, coupled with government and intelligence agency databases to ensure that the nTrust platform isn't abused. The system generates real-time reports of suspicious transactions or politically exposed persons that are provided to national and international law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

If you have any more questions to raise, feel free to visit their site or better yet like their official nTrust Facebook Page to receive more updates about their site. You can check this video below too for more useful info about ntrust.


Try out nTrust, today!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Coming Home to Manduae Foam : Your Home, Your Imagination

Are you guys fascinated with furniture too? If i will be given a chance to renovate our house, I will definitely grab that opportunity to input some sort of a stylish approach to it. Renovation is not just referring to major construction, it's not just about repair or rebuilding. Renovation is simply defined as a process of restoration to a former better state. If you want to make your house more appealing then renovation is the answer and keep in mind that there are many ways to do this process in a very inexpensive manner. A simple rearranging of furniture is actually good enough to give your house a new look.
"Your home, your imagination" ~ a perfect statement that can be applied appropriately for our topic today. If you want to make your house more appealing and captivating, then you better explore your imagination and exert your creativity so that you can come up with a brilliant idea. This is exactly the same theme of Manduae Foam, one of the leading furniture store in the Philippines.
Originated from Manduae Cebu, Manduae Foam quickly expanded to its neighboring provinces and eventually extended their branches to Manila and nearby Luzon areas.
Mandaue Foam aims to provide very affordable and high quality foam and furniture products to the Filipino people. I actually went over their site to check their stylish furniture and I came up with an idea to pick three of my most favorite.
Since I 've been aiming to have my own working place at home, this XG2012 Office Table is the first furniture that caught my attention. What makes it really ideal is that , the table is not too spacy and is perfect enough for someone like me who has an average size house. The price is Php3900. Not bad actually the prize is way far beyond my expectation. I thought it is more expensive that that.
If there's one room in our house where I spent most of my time, that would be our bed room. I do not have my own bed room and I been sharing our old bed with my little brothers. This Galvin Single Bed is very ideal for us because it comes up with a pull out bed which will save more space in our room if the bed is not in use. I think having such furniture in replacement to our old one is quite a practical choice.
Now, since we love movies that much and my siblings and I used to do DVD Marathon together, I personally would like to have this stylish. This Hank Media Cabinet is very ideal for us., it provides enough space for my mom's decorative pieces too.
You can check more of their furniture by visiting their official webpage here or better yet watch their cinematic TV Commercial showcasing most of their elegant furniture.



Now since I have mentioned something about movie, are you guys excited for the upcoming The Bourne Legacy? A Bourne movie without Matt Damon is really something new and very interesting. Jeremy Renner (aka Mr Hawk Eye of the Avengers) will take Matt Damon's place. What makes this film more exciting is that most of the films are taken here in the Philippines.
This is something I will never miss. Watch the Film's newest trailer below.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Secret to a Long Lasting Relationship

Ever been in a long distance relationship?
Well I did but I don't think my love story is sweet and romantic enough to be shared here. So instead of telling you my story, I'm going to share my parents love story instead and how they managed to keep their relationship strong despite of all the trials that they've been through. I am currently not into any relationship but I am confident enough to say that God is probably too busy right now in writing the best and the most romantic love story for me. After all, I don't like to enter a relationship for the sake of having one. The right girl will come on the right place at the right time. Anyway, my mom and dad has been together for 24 years. One more year to go and they will be celebrating their Silver anniversary. Being together for such a long period of time is not a big joke because they both went through series of challenges and trials in their life that test their faith to each other.
My dad was a former seaman. He was an overseas worker and used to spend most of his time abroad.
As far as I can remember he used to spend 7-10 months working abroad and we are lucky enough if his employer will grant him a four month vacation. That's the only time that we can spend our time with him that's why we're making the most out of it. If we find it hard to deal with such kind of scenario, we knew that our mom felt ten times harder than our situation.

There's no internet during that time and my mom can't mail my dad either since he's working on a ship. Communication can only be done through phone calls and my mom has to follow my dad's break schedule which is usually during 1 am to 4 am in the morning. It became their daily routine.
I would be lying if I said that my parents never had any conflict or misunderstanding. We've seen them quarrel and we've heard my mom shouting over the phone but that's pretty normal and the good thing is that they both managed to solve their issue before it gets worst. Being in a long distance relationship is probably one of the hardest and most crucial situation between 2 married couples. It will definitely test their faith to each other. So i personally asked my mom about the secret of their long lasting relationship and here's what she has to say:
"We managed to stay strong by simply trusting each other. I know it is quite a risk but we both made it through. I trust him and I love him and that is good enough for me to convince myself that he will not be tempted to enter be with another woman because I know he feel the same way for me. We believe in our marriage and the vows that we made and that's what matters most to keep our relationship strong" [translated from Tagalog]
How your relationships stays strong despite hindrances and hardships?

"We both make sure that we fix our problem before it gets worst. Communication is very important in our relationship. We make sure that we spend quality time to each other despite of our distance. Actually, unlike today, we can only communicate via phone calls. We do not have Facebook accounts or any form of communication via Internet. It's hard but I am glad that we managed to survive"

What's the Hardest challenge that you encountered?
" I remember we had an issue before about this girl who was rumored to be his mistress which almost kill our relationship. But It was actually my fault. I went to believe those rumors without even asking my husband about the real deal between them. Everything is nothing but a rumor and none of them are true. Maybe i was just too paranoid that time but God is really good because we were able to save our marriage. Oh and we learned our own lesson too."

What is your greatest sacrifice to make him feel more loved?
" You know what, the fact that I used to spend 8 to 10 consecutive months without him is actually a big sacrifice on my end and I'm sure he felt the same way. But the thing here is that we are not just lovers here, we are also your parent and we are responsible for raising you well. These sacrifice , your dad's sacrifice was dedicated for you and your younger siblings"

Now, who's my mom inspiration? Of course it came from my grandparents. My Lolo and Lola have been together for 54 years and even my grandpa died last 2000, my grandma still celebrate their anniversary every year until she left us two years ago. Their love for each other is truly unconditional which serve as our inspiration too. I am not getting any younger and I'm sure I will come to a point that I have to sacrifice myself for my family as well. I might also work abroad for my family and I will definitely take my parent's story as my inspiration.
My dad suffered from mild stroke last 2001 which made half of his body paralyzed. My mom is currently taking care of him and spending most of her time for my dad. It is truly an inspiration for all of us and I am very grateful to have a loving parents like them. It is now our time to bring the courtesy back and help them in their situation.
Their story might not be as inspiring or as complicated as the three couples shown in this video below but their romantic love story is good enough to motivate and inspire us. Feel free to Watch Tide with Downy video entitled "Pag-ibig na Pangmatagalan" (Long lasting Love)

Interestingly, Tide and Downy came up with this cute and inspiring campaign. Tide with Downy Bangong Padala campaign invited couples to share their love stories and photos exemplifying their love that lasts even though they are separated by distance. Out of 100 entries, the top 3 were chosen and was featured in this very special video.
With the help of Mr Ivan Henares, he will take an exciting journey in three selected destinations. The first one is the inspiring love story between Nicholas and her wife Cecille who has been longing for his husband who needed to work far from his family. The second one is the heartwarming relationship of Hazel and Arnel Bustillo who is a soldier and who used to spend most of his time in the army. The third one is almost identical to my mom's situation. It features the long distance relationship of Emmanuel and Myrna Marapao.
How about you guys? Do you have any story to share about long distance relationship? How do you manage to keep your relationship strong despite of that difficult situation?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

TOP FIVE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI

This is a repost from my March 2008 Entry

TOP FIVE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI

TOP 5 MOST WONDERFUL THING TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI

"WIND TOWERS EVERYWHERE"

If you go to Dubai you will oftenly see this kind of natural ventilation! A Wind Tower is a structure seen on ancient buildings of the Middle East, particularly Iran and Bahrain. This acted like a natural air conditioner creating a soothing effect in the harsh conditions of the desert


TOP 4 MOST WONDERFUL THING TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI


"DREAMLAND AQUA PARK"

dream land aquapark is the first ever waterpark in United Arab Emirates
dubai is definetely holding all the "-est" in the world as they got the world's

LONGEST CAKE

they also got the record of the BIGGEST BOX OF CHOCOLATE,and BIGGEST BOWL OF SPAGHETTI





TOP 3 MOST WONDERFUL THING TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI



"LARGEST BIRYANI"


"LARGEST AIRPORT"


"LONGEST BUFFET"



TOP 2 MOST WONDERFUL THING TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI

"MAN-MADE ISLAND OF PALM JUMEIRAH"



The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government. It is one of three islands called The Palm Islands which will increase Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 km. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE

The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 17 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometre-long breakwater. The island is 5 kilometres by 5 kilometres and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches[1]. The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel. Over the next few years, as the tourism phases develop, The Palm Jumeirah is touted as soon to be one of the world’s premier resorts. The Palm Island is the self-declared 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. The island will double the length of the Dubai coastline



"THE MOST THING TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI"
AMAZING STRUCTURES

"Emirates Tower"

The Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, also referred to as Emirates Tower Two, is a 56-floor five-star business hotel in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel includes 40 luxury suites and is operated by the Jumeirah International Group. Connected with 54-floor Emirates Office Tower by a retail boulevard, the two towers form the Emirates Towers complex. At a structural height of 309 metres (1,014 ft), Emirates Towers Hotel is the smaller of the two of the sister towers. It ranks as the 29th-tallest building in the world. It is the world's 3rd-tallest all-hotel building. Construction was completed on April 15, 2000
(not satisfied with the first one? well take a deep breath here)

"BURJ AL ARAB"

The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. It was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel.[2] However, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, which has already topped Burj Al Arab's height, will take away this title upon its opening in April 2008. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat

The Burj Al Arab has attracted criticism as well as praise, described as "a contradiction of sorts, considering how well-designed and impressive the construction ultimately proves to be." The contradiction here seems to be related to the hotel’s extreme opulence. "This extraordinary investment in state-of-the-art construction technology stretches the limits of the ambitious urban imagination in an exercise that is largely due to the power of excessive wealth." Another critic includes the city of Dubai as well: "both the hotel and the city, after all, are monuments to the triumph of money over practicality. Both elevate style over substance." Yet another: "Emulating the quality of palatial interiors, in an expression of wealth for the mainstream, a theater of opulence is created in Burj Al Arab … The result is a baroque effect".Sam Wollaston writing in The Guardian described the Burj as "...fabulous, hideous, and the very pinnacle of tackiness - like Vegas after a serious, no-expense-spared, sheik-over".

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

TOP COMMENTATORS JUNE 2012

Here's our Top Commentators list for the month of June. Thank you guys for all the support. I know I'm not that productive lately but I will try my best to update my blogs as frequent as I could. ^_^.


TOP 5 COMMENTATORS (JUNE 2012) (Based on the Number of Comments)
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FIRST COMMENTER (FC) OF THE MONTH (Based on the Number of FC's *)
1. Lawrence


TOP 3 MOST FREQUENT COMMENTATORS (JUNE 2012)(Based on the number of Visits per Post)
1. Lawrence
2. Twilight Man
3. Foongpc/ Ishmael Ahab/ Anney / Mel Alarilla

*Check Mariuca's First Commenter's Club Here

Monday, July 2, 2012

Seven Random Things About Bluedreamer

I'm back from a short break. I attended the premiere screening of The Amazing Spiderman last Friday. I won a pair of ticket from Nuffnang and I will post the rest of the details in my personal blog soon (It's Me! Bluedreamer!). I know I have lots of things to catch up again but before anything else, I would like to share you an Award given to me by "Lawrence" of Colors and Grays.
I got another Versatile Award and I'm really grateful about it. It has been awhile guys since we have this portion so let me grab this opportunity to share this award with you.

The award comes up with Three rules.
1. Thank the blogger who gave you this award. Don’t forget to link his/her blog.
2. Post seven random things about you.
3. Give the award to 15 other bloggers you love and let them know you gave them this award.

Again thank you "Lawrence" for such a wonderful gift of appreciation. I've been into blogging for more than five years now and these blogging awards motivate me a lot to continue my passion. I'm really grateful to meet another cool blogger like you so thank you my friend.

Seven Random Things About Me
I've done this before so I think I should come up with a new list so here we go.

  1. I'm a frustrated Comics Illustrator LOL
  2. I'm a certified Anime and Cosplay fanatic
  3. I'm a big fan of Alanis Morissette, Adele, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift
  4. I'm an Insomniac
  5. I love making Art crafts with my brother (Check our Art Blog Here)
  6. I'm eager to start an online business soon,,,, (wish me luck)
  7. I'm a Resident Evil and Silent Hill Fan

(Unreleased version of Resident Evil LOL)

Now, It's time to share this award to my fellow bloggers.

  1. Wenn of Experiences
  2. Yvonne of From TAIPING with L♥VE
  3. Lina of Life in My Own Backyard
  4. Twilight Man of TWILIGHT ZONE
  5. mynameisJohn of What's On my Mind
  6. Mai Yang of Flora the Most Awesome Goddess
  7. Simple Person of Simple Life
  8. Merryn of Home is Where my Heart Is
  9. Eric Lee of Ericleeh Can Go Very Far?
  10. Kianfai of Kianfai87
  11. Ishmael Ahab of Before the Eastern Sunset
  12. Enveeus of Enveeus.com
  13. Yan of Blog With Yan
  14. Mariuca of Meow Diaries
  15. thecuriousme of The Curious Me

Have a great day guys. Will post our Top 10 Commentators Ranking tomorrow. See yah!

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