Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE BAG WITH A TASK: BagsGo Reusable Bags

THE BAG WITH A TASK:BagsGo Reusable Bags

Let’s face it: we’re all scared of losing the only planet we have. Slowly, we are becoming more eco-aware, and we’re doing whatever small thing we can to save the Earth. This is exactly what this new, revolutionary reusable bag is trying to do: HELP YOU HELP SAVE THE EARTH.

The bag with a task, that’s BagsGo. Created with lightweight RIPSTOP fabric used to make parachutes, tear and water resistant, completely washable and durable, and most importantly, 100% REUSABLE: BagsGo Reusable bags are the perfect alternative to plastic bags, and can be used in various ways. And for every BagsGo sold, a percentage goes to a foundation that supports ethical stewardship of the environment. So not only are you helping to save the Earth, you are also funding an organization to continue doing the same.

So the next time you use one of BagsGo reusable bags, you become part of the mission. You are the person with a task, and you make it happen with your bag. Grab one now at the nearest Fully Booked outlet, Sesou Nature stores, or order online at zalora.com.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

'Ginuman Fest' invades Cebu on March 1, 2013

‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013
                              
Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) officially opens the summer season with the Cebu leg of its 2013 “Ginuman Fest” concert series on March 1, 2013 (Friday) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Cebuanos can look forward to sizzling hot performances from Ginebra San Miguel endorsers The Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Kenyo, Jhong “sample king” Hilario, Georgina Wilson, and Solenn Heussaff.

 
The bands will dish out their greatest hits as culled from their impressive catalogues of full-length studio albums, along with covers of current chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown hits.

GSMI brand ambassadors Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Dingdong Dantes will also be gracing the other “Ginuman Fest” legs nationwide.

Cebuanos also stand a chance to win raffle prizes amounting to P100,000 in each leg of the series.

GSMI liquor products such as Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Light, GSM Blue Flavors, Premium Gin, Gran Matador Brandy, Antonov Vodka as well as Magnolia beverages will be made  available at all the venues.

“Ginuman Fest” will be held at the following locations on:

March 9, 2013 -  Antipolo 

March 16, 2013 -Pampanga 

March 22, 2013 -Santiago, Isabela

April 12, 2013 -  Kalibo, Aklan

April 19, 2013 -  Dasmariñas, Cavite

April 26, 2013 -  Lipa, Batangas

May 17, 2013  -  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

May 24, 2013 -   Lucena, Quezon

May 31, 2013 -   Naga, Camarines Sur

June 8, 2013  -   Metro Manila.

                           
“Ginuman Fest” is GSM’s way of thanking its millions of kalahi for making its flagship product, Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin. Ginebra San Miguel was introduced in 1834 and will be celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2014.

Monday, February 25, 2013

STOKER

STOKER


THE PREDATOR IN MATTHEW GOODE: “STOKER” 

On her 18th birthday, India Stoker’s (Mia Wasikowska) father dies in a tragic car accident. Her only source of strength and comfort now gone, India now finds herself lost and unable to connect to the people around including her unstable mother Evie, played by Nicole Kidman. On the day of her father’s funeral, her father’s long lost brother Uncle Charlie surfaces and decides to stay with them. At first doubtful of her Uncle Charlie, Mia surprisingly finds herself drawn to him in a fascinating way she never thought possible.

As Uncle Charlie reveals himself to her, India becomes increasingly infatuated with her charismatic relative and comes to realize that his arrival is no coincidence. With her uncle to guide her, she is about to find out that in her blood runs a stream of evil that her father had long protected her from.


The enigmatic man at the center of the family conflict is played by Matthew Goode, a British import previously seen in Tom Ford’s critically acclaimed “A Single Man,” opposite Oscar® winner Colin Firth, and as the Greek god-like super hero Ozymandias in “Watchmen.” “Matthew is just so much fun,” says Wasikowska. “Our relationship off-screen was the polar opposite of what it was on screen. He can be really goofy, so it was a challenge to keep a straight face working with him.”

Uncle Charlie is shrouded in mystery throughout the film. His motives remain hidden until nearly the end. “The audience never knows for sure what goes on in his mind,” says director Park. “He loved his brother so much, and his love for his brother is transferred to India. He is a mentor figure who turns up to complete India. Matthew matched the image I had in my head—the innocence, humor, elfishness. He has the mischievous sparkle and elegant delicacy of someone who can’t hurt a fly. These are all the perfect qualities for Uncle Charlie.”

Goode was equally certain that he wanted to be part of Park’s English language debut. “This is an example of Hollywood drawing on the best talent from all around the world, which I think is a brilliant thing,” Goode says. “Director Park is a master of psychology, which is one of the reasons his films are so intelligent and believable.”

“This kind of script doesn’t come around every day,” Goode continues. “It has all the right ingredients to move an audience, as well as to scare and provoke them. It’s a beautiful love story, in a twisted way. Charlie has been waiting for years, keeping in touch with Mrs. McGarrick, the housekeeper, to learn all about India. At first you think you know who Charlie is, but as the story evolves, you realize he’s extremely complicated and dangerous,” he says. “Nothing is what it appears. He wants to be around his family, so he uses Evie. He can’t really stay there unless she is attracted to him. But Charlie is extremely unbalanced and he has feelings for India that are not at all uncle-like. The challenge for me was that rather than being simply evil, he has to have a center to him that we like, which is disorienting and quite scary.”

“Matthew is compellingly attractive as Charlie,” Kidman adds. “That’s really such a good thing for Uncle Charlie to be. You believe that Evie would desire him and want his attention. He’s the first person for a long time to give her attention. And then Matthew, of course, has such talent. I expect to see him become a huge star.”

“Stoker” opens March 1 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

MENUDO

MENUDO

I love cooking. One of my specialties is menudo. 

GARLIC PRAWNS

GARLIC PRAWNS
This mouth-watering dish is one of my specialties, too. We had this for lunch. Everybody liked it very much.

BEYOND BENTO

BEYOND BENTO

Hello, there! My name is Gina Rogelio and I am the owner of beyond bento blog. I love cooking and taking pictures.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

BRYAN TERMULO:Birthday Concert On March 09, 2013

BRYAN TERMULO:Birthday Concert On March 09, 2013
Bryan Termulo is the handsome balladeer behind those hit Teleserye Theme Songs at the Kapamilya Network. No wonder he was labeled as "The Prince of Teleserye Theme Songs". Not to rest on his laurel, he is now getting ready to enter another arena--that of a concert performance.
In 2007, Bryan Termulo won as a runner-up in Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3. As a runner-up Bryan got for himself a slot in the weekend noontime show of the Kapuso network SOP where he stayed for three years and at the same time he started an acting career in "All My life" playing the character of Dino. In his third year with his former network, he launched his first album "Begin". He then transferred to ABS-CBN.
 
In the Kapamilya Network Bryan became a mainstay in ASAP 2012, co-starred in Budoy, and sang teleserye theme songs:
  1.  Bihag
  2.  Pagdating ng Panahon,
  3.  Hanggang Ngayon 
  4.  Dadalhin
  5.  Kailan 
Bryan has not only a budding singing career, but he is also set to star in the upcoming teleserye "Against All Odds" starring Judy Ann Santos, KC Concepcion, Sam Milby, Jericho Rosales and Jessie Mendiola.

 
During the blogger conference, Bryan admitted that he felt blessed to be doing the thing he loves the most and at the same time being able to travel the entire country.

Bryan said that one of the best places that he had visited together with his family is Coron Palawan where they stayed for three days and two nights.


And the most memorable one is his visit in Bangui windmill in Ilocos.

The five things that we don't know about Bryan Termulo are the following:

1. He is very forgetful
2. He likes bitter gourd ( ampalaya)
3. Bryan is not a techie person
4. He can't get rid of his mannerism of nail biting.
5. He can't leave the house without his eyebrow liner.


Catch "The Prince of Teleserye Theme Songs" Bryan Termulo at "Bryan XXV Termulo" the birthday concert on March 3, 2013 (Saturday) at Music Museum, 8pm with special guest Liezel Garcia, KZ Tandingan, Bugoy Drilon and Melai Contiveros.

Ticket prices 2,000, 1,500 and 800. For Ticket inquiries please call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or Music Museum: 721-0635 and Teatrino 721-6726. Php 2,000 VIP Tickets buyers will get limited Mini-Magazine of Bryan Termulo plus a Meet and Greet after the concert.

Thanks to BWB Records and Music Production Inc. in cooperation by LionTV for the awesome invites. The Bryan Termulo's Bloggers Conference is bought to you by Pinoy Magazine, Erase Placenta,Lifeline, Cetaphil, Skechers, SOLO, Star Magic and Tambayan 101.9

Follow the official Social Media Account of Bryan Termulo.

www.facebook.com/bryantermulo
www.twitter.com/bryantermulo

Don't forget to watch Bryan Termulo on his first ever major concert on Mach 09, 2013 at the Music Museum at 8 pm.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BLUE WATER DAY SPA PRESENTS NEW ENDORSERS

BLUE WATER DAY SPA PRESENTS NEW ENDORSERS
                          
Blue Water Day Spa introduced actors Aljur Abrenica and Ian Batherson, and the multi-faceted Iya Villania (she is an actress, host, singer and model), as the spa’s newest endorsers last February 9, 2013.
 
BLUE WATER Day Spa’s new endorsers:  Aljur Abrenica, VP Nancy and President Mary with Iya Villania and Ian Batherson.

Blue Water Day Spa's newest endorsers has a genuine appreciation of their services and offering. Every year Blue Water Day Spa get celebrity endorsers to represent their company. Being celebrities, all of them need rest and relaxation and that makes them a perfect fit for Blue Water Day Spa.

Each of the three also has an “image” that goes well with the day spa’s brand.

 “Aljur is a big star in GMA, he’s very busy, that’s why he was a perfect fit [as an] endorser for our massages because he needs the relaxation. Ian and Iya, they’re both into health and that’s an additional plus for us -- their image is good and in line with the brand’s image,” she noted.

Ms. Lampa emphasized that it wasn’t just a simple paid endorsement but it was important for the brand to have the three actually experience the services Blue Water had to offer, making sure that these are indeed things that the prospective endorsers would genuinely like.

All three are endorsers for the spa’s massage services, with Ms. Villania also endorsing the body scrub services, and Mr. Batherson promoting the machine body treatments.

Mr. Batherson was already one of the spa’s clients before he was tapped as an endorser.

“In our profession, we work so much and to avoid stress, we need to pamper ourselves,” said Mr. Abrenica in the vernacular. “For me, my favorite stress reliever is getting a massage and what I like about Blue Water Day is their facilities and their different kinds of massages.” His favorite is the chakra massage.

“It’s the best massage I’ve ever had. It’s stimulating and spiritual because it has something to do with your aura, it’s a whole different experience. I also do RF (radio frequency) treatments sometimes, when I’m not feeling that confident.

“It’s intense but it burns fats and you see results right away.”

Mr. Batherson is new to showbiz and is slowly transitioning from being a model to a well-rounded entertainment personality. He is known for endorsing health-related brands.

“I did derma commercials before and I think that has always stuck and became my peg,” he said.

Ms. Villania thinks the brand is a perfect match to her image as a health buff. “I think Blue Water understood what health meant to me, it’s something of an importance to me and for me, it was really a lifestyle change. It wasn’t temporary.

“We fit because in what I do, despite being busy and hectic, I’m a model for putting effort into finding time for yourself. Doesn’t matter if you’re busy all the time, it’s important to take care of yourself.”




PHOTO CREDITS: CHA SY

Blue Water Day Spa has branches in Makati, Ortigas, Capitol Hills, Eastwood City, Tomas Morato and Cotabato. For inquiries, call 724-0426.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

C3 Makes You Love What You Do

C3 Makes You Love What You Do

Love Makes The Workplace Go Round

“<” + “3” = LOVE

Try to type this in Facebook, and you will get a heart.

This graphic animation often used in social media messaging is a simplistic and lighthearted depiction of a complex emotion. Love in any form needs demonstration. When one sees love, watches it grow, feels it, lives it, gives and receives it, it becomes real and the most amazing thing, especially if it happens in, of all places, a customer contact center.

The notion of love is alive and well in C3, a customer communications outsourcer, whose customer contact representatives are surrounded by love, literally as the word fills the spaces on the walls and cubicles around them, and figuratively. Beyond the literal sense and corporate speak, C3 makes a difference in the information communication technology industry because of its culture of love.

C3’s full name, C3/CustomerContactChannels, spells out its very essence: Customer, which means that C3 is a company that serves the customer above all else, with full intent to resolve issues quickly, and to do things excellently; Contact, as C3 is an expert in contact center management; and Channels, through which C3 says, for every issue there is a way, there is an answer.


The company was founded by the same team that founded Precision Response Corporation (PRC), turning C3 into a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company providing customer management solution worldwide. The company has opened customer contact centers throughout the Unites States, Asia, Europe and Central America and boasts of several Fortune 500 companies as its clients. C3 is backed by Stone Point Capital, a private equity firm that has raised and managed private equity funds with aggregate committed capital of $9 billion.

C3 has become a pioneer in handling multichannel customer care and has created a unique, employee-centric culture that is innovative for the contact center industry. C3 prides itself in having an entrepreneurial spirit that encourages everyone in its organization from every level of management and every type of employee to suggest new ideas and try new things to make the company better.

 
As a contact center in the Philippines, C3 continues to be a breath of fresh air since it was established recently. It passed the 1,000-employee mark and now has close to 2,000 employees and five accounts. One cannot deny that its growth is exceptional, but its rise to success is because of the contact center industry experience that its core of leaders brought to C3, along with time-tested methodologies and singular focus on customer solutions.
Love what you do At C3, “Love What You Do” is not a cliché; it is a way of life. From the point of hire, the tagline comes alive for every employee in C3 and it becomes an essential way of doing things.

C3 Philippines was organized by a core team of seven people, all of whom are seasoned professionals in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. They brought with them a shared history, the key officers having worked together for almost 10 years in different contact center industries worldwide; tenure; and, the best practices from the industry including their own innovations on how to make a workplace a love-filled hotbed of productivity. This core team knew what was needed to do to make their idea of a dream company become a reality. And this is exactly what they did. They built C3 to be a place of work where someone can love what they do.

The Philippines being the number one call center destination in the world, employing over 600,000 agents and surpassing India’s 350,000, makes it the ideal place to plant the C3 culture of love. The Philippine contact center industry has grown exponentially in the last five years, contributing a staggering $11 billion (5%) to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This growth has spurred a growth in the income levels of contact center agents.

But being paid well is not everything, according to Kevin Urrutia, C3’s Vice President for Operations. The contact center industry has seen a high attrition rate even if higher salaries and more bonuses are offered. While the industry average of attrition is 10 percent (10%), C3 only has an attrition rate of between 3 percent (3%) to 4 percent (4%), a significant indicator of how the culture of love in a workplace can affect employee longevity.

“I love people. There is a sense of joy and fulfillment from being able to help someone, which makes me love coming to work every day,” he enthuses. It’s this genuine love and care for people that reflect on the people around him. For instance, he calls everyone by their first names. Even if he is an executive of the company, he treats his employees as peers. “At the end of the day,” he adds, “everybody is equal.”

Do what you love

It is everyone’s dream to get to do what they love. And when that dream comes true, it makes everything click: the job becomes effortless. Rick Ferry, CustomerContactChannels’ president and COO, explains, “The whole theme is to love coming to work in the morning, love where you work, love who you work for, love who you work with – it comes from the old notion that if you love what you do, then you never ‘work’ a day in your life. There’s a great deal of responsibility that goes behind that word and that overall theme; we have to live that every day. Essentially, we want our staff to enjoy what they do and be proud of it.”

At C3, an employee’s life begins with a mutual understanding of respect, responsibility, and passion. And as this work culture blossoms, employees become enamored with the dream that indeed they can love what they do. He can learn to give all that he’s got; to be taught and trained so that he could offer solutions to clients; to increase his skills and therefore his confidence in looking for ways to help; to adapt to changing situations and rise to different challenges – and as he learns to do all these things at C3, he will end up doing what he loves and making his dream work become a reality.

Jill Vivas, Senior Operations Manager and one of the members of the original core team, says, “At C3, we have an open door policy and employees can talk to us anytime. They can bypass their immediate supervisor and talk to any manager. Even the highest officer, our country manager Andy Sarakinis, is available anytime.”

Jill says she was touched when Andy opened his home to his employees during a string of storms in August this year. Another manager, Chris Cardenas, drove employees from their homes to the C3 building’s training rooms, which were made into temporary shelters for employees and their families. She says she has never heard or experienced such kind of caring from employers before. Things like these make employees fiercely loyal to C3, she observes.

C3 is taking the Philippines by storm in an unconventional way: by helping its agents learn to love what they do, love where they work, love who they work with and love coming to work. Love in the workplace equals productivity and a rewarding experience. Love the C3 way opens the way to living the dream in the workplace.

About C3


C3/CustomerContactChannels is a global provider of contact center services unlike any other in the market today. Services include sales, service, performance optimization, reputation management and complete customer interaction management via traditional, web, and emerging communication channels. C3 positively engages and promotes our clients’ brands with every contact we make with their customers. With a global team that is thousands of employees strong, the company is headquartered in Plantation, FL. More information can be found at www.c3connect.com and http://jobs.c3connect.com/manila

Thursday, February 7, 2013

BRUCE WILLIS: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

BRUCE WILLIS RESETS THE ACTION BAR HIGHEST IN “A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD”
OPENS IN MORE THAN 200 SCREENS (PHILS.) ON FEBRUARY 13

Bruce Willis has demonstrated incredible versatility in a career that has included such diverse characterizations as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994 Palme D’Or winner at Cannes), the philandering contractor in Robert Benton’s “Nobody’s Fool,” the heroic time traveler in Terry Gilliam’s “12 Monkeys,” the traumatized Vietnam veteran in Norman Jewison’s “In Country,” the compassionate child psychologist in M. Night Shyamalan’s Oscar®-nominated “The Sixth Sense” (for which he won the People’s Choice Award) and his signature role, Detective John McClane, in the “Die Hard” films.
 
John McClane – the hard-talking detective who always seems to be in the wrong place but doing the right thing – has become one of Hollywood’s iconic characters and Willis has enjoyed the role, reprising it in four sequels. The latest Die Hard movie, “A Good Day To Die Hard” sees McClane in Moscow, searching for his estranged son, Jack (rising Australian star Jai Courtney).
                               
Bruce Willis reprises his iconic role as police detective John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, set against the backdrop of deadly corruption and political vendetta in Russia. McClane arrives in Moscow to track down his estranged son, Jack, (Jai Courtney), and is stunned to discover he’s working undercover to protect a government whistleblower, Komarov (Sebastian Koch). With their own necks on the line, the McClanes are forced to overcome their differences in order to get Komarov to safety and thwart a potentially disastrous crime in the most desolate place on Earth - Chernobyl.
                           
Willis is McClane, and he embraced the opportunity to pay another visit to the beloved character that has a habit of finding himself in the wrong place at the right time. Does trouble find John McClane or does John McClane seek it out? “Well, he’s certainly attracted to trouble,” says the actor, “but yes, trouble also seems determined to find him.”
   
“I find it an interesting exercise to reach for the bar we set with the series, and I enjoy checking in with McClane at different stages in his life,” Willis continues. “In this story, he’s at a point where men tend to reflect on their past. For McClane, it’s the estranged relationship with his son. They haven’t spoken in some time, and the first news he’s received of him is about his arrest in Moscow.”
 
“This is a twist on the usual scenario in which McClane is the unexpected party guest who ruins some criminal mastermind’s well-conceived plan,” says Young. “This time, he spoils his own son’s painstaking and dangerous undercover operation. With Jack’s cover literally blown, he and his father try to get Komarov safely out of Moscow and into Chernobyl, where he can retrieve the incriminating files that will put Chagarin away. 
 
The shell-shocked Russian suddenly finds himself stuck between the feuding McClanes, a more dangerous proposition than prison, as John appears to be half-cocked and fully loaded. But the three men are intent on making their way out of town by any means necessary, and begin to form an uneasy alliance.

 
Under a hail of gunfire, the McClanes manage a desperate escape, and must regroup to figure out how to get to rescue Komarov, who is now in the hands of Alik’s men. Jack McClane is out of answers, and must turn to John for help. 

                               
Says Jai Courtney: “Jack takes a methodical approach to his work, probably out of a backlash to his father’s knack for winging it and hoping for the best. But he’s now in a situation where there’s no book to guide him, he has no answers and is at the breaking point. His dad’s instincts are to never quit, regardless of the cost, and in this terrible situation Jack sees that very clearly - maybe for the first time. It gives Jack deeper insight and respect for John’s values. It’s a turning point.”
 
Adds executive producer Jason Keller: “John and Jack find themselves off the grid, in deep trouble, with no help. Jack doesn’t know what to do, and his father pulls him back and says that we can do this. And the key moment in the film happens when Jack chooses to swallow his pride and accept John’s help. Now you have two McClanes working together, which is more than our bad guys ever bargained for.”
 
“A Good Day To Die Hard” opens February 13 in more than 200 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.