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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daniel Padilla & Enrique Gil

Who is more handsome based on these High Resolution photos from SM Accessories? The Astig Daniel Padilla or The Hotness Enrique Gil? Let me know your thoughts!






100 Life Lessons for Success


100 Life Lessons for Success: Shout Outs for One’s Sensibilities

Advertising executive turned book author Michael “Myke” P. Celis finally launched his first book entitled “100 Life Lessons for Success: Shout outs for one’s  sensibilities.  A compilation of his favorite personal shout outs on his Facebook page, the book aims to give anyone (and everyone) who needs positivity a daily dose of good vibes through feel good and highly amusing (and sometimes controversial) quotes. Perfect for those who want to start their day right, those who want a change in their perspective or simply for those who need a breather from their daily routine. A must-have for people always on the go to serve as a gentle reminder that with positive thinking, life gets better.

Back Story:

Myke Celis never did imagine himself having his own book published. Even though he used to be a full-time shoe blogger (pairfectaffair.blogspot.com) and a contributing  writer for Code Red Magazine,  coming out with his own book was far from his original plan.

He was already happy doing a bunch of things which keep his day (and sometimes night) schedules full to the brim:  Crafting integrated marketing campaigns while handling his own advertising, events and casting agency called PerCX (www.percx.com.ph), teaching advertising subjects on the side for the Masters in Marketing Communications in De La Salle University Manila, running his own toy dog breeding business (ToyPups) and his trading business focusing on selling collectible toys and other items (Mykreativbiz).  When he has free time, he also engages in hosting and training and obliges to speaking engagements concerning advertising, marketing or self-improvement.

Amidst his busy schedule though, being the always optimistic guy that he is, he continued to post feel-good thoughts on his Facebook page. Gaining a lot of followers who look forward to his daily inspirational posts, he got convinced to come up with his own compilation after much prodding from his subscribers. So when his current publisher, Lifebooks , took interest in his posts, the rest they say, is history.

Product Details:
Title: 100 Life Lessons for Success
Subtitle: Shout Outs for One's Sensibilities
Author: Myke Celis
Binding: Soft Cover
No. of Pages: 110
Size: 4″ x 6″ (portrait)
ISBN-10: 971-0453-40-8
ISBN-13: 978-971-0453-40-5
SRP: P115.00/copy

Published by Lifebooks, “100 Life Lessons for Success” is now available in all branches of National Bookstore (under self-help and inspirational), Powerbooks, and Fully Booked nationwide. For more inspiring books, visit www.acts29pub.com, follow Lifebooks on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LifebooksPH) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/LifebooksPub).

BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com Announces Annual Theater Awards Nominees from the Philippines

New York, November 19, 2013—BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the Internet covering Broadway, London’s West End, and beyond to 100 U.S. cities and 30 countries worldwide, and whose contents are catalogued in the Library of Congress, has recently announced its annual theater awards nominees from more than 50 regional markets across the globe, including the Philippines. 

When BroadwayWorld.com was launched 10 years ago, one of its very first features was its theater fans’ choice awards named BroadwayWorld.com Awards. Every year, the awards set new records for the total number of nominations and votes received; this year’s total number of nominations has even doubled compared to last year.

Once again, hundreds of thousands of theater fans worldwide have been weighing in. With such progressive online engagement, BroadwayWorld.com Awards’ reputation as the largest and most popular online poll of its kind—open to all and with fully visible and audited results—has been further solidified.

BroadwayWorld.com gets more than four million visitors monthly, of which more than 60,000 come from the Philippines.

Until December 31, 2013, Filipino theater fans can only vote once.  Winners will be announced in early January 2014.


Below is the complete list of nominees from the Philippines:

Best Actor (Musical)
Tom Rodriguez (Atlantis Productions' Aladdin)
Dan Domenech (Viva Atlantis Theatricals' Tarzan)
Guido Gatmaytan (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Lorenz Martinez (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)
Anton Posadas (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)

Best Actor (Play)
Toper Fabregas (World Theatre and Music Project's The Maids)
Anton Juan (World Theatre and Music Project's The Maids)
Bart Guingona (Actor's Actor Inc.'s Red)
Jonathan Tadioan (Tanghalang Pilipino's Der Kaufmann)
Joaquin Valdes (Actor's Actor Inc.'s Red)

Best Actress (Musical)
Rachelle Ann Go (Viva Atlantis Theatricals' Tarzan)
Isay Alvarez (Spotlight Artists Centre's Katy)
K-La Rivera (Atlantis Productions' Carrie)
Mikkie Bradshaw (Atlantis Productions' Carrie)
Aicelle Santos (Spotlight Artists Centre's Katy)

Best Actress (Play)
Pinky Amador (Atlantis Productions' Piaf)
Jenny Jamora (Team Asia's Mind's Eye)
Carla Dunareanu (Repertory Philippines' Boeing Boeing)
Giannina Ocampo (Repertory Philippines' Boeing Boeing)
Jennifer Blair-Bianco (Repertory Philippines' Boeing Boeing)

Best Book, Lyrics for a Filipino Musical (New/Revival)
Jose Javier Reyes (Spotlight Artists Centre's Katy)
Jaime del Mundo (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Rody Vera (PETA's D' Wonder Twins of Boac)
Luigi Nacario (Kids Acts Philippines' Hansel and Gretel)

Best Choreography (Musical)
Delphine Buencamino (Blue Repertory's Spring Awakening)
Paolo Infante (Repertory Philippines' Camp Rock)
Nancy Crowe (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Carlon Matobato (PETA's D' Wonder Twins of Boac)
Gemini Quintos (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)

Best Costume Design (Musical/Play)
Eric Pineda (Viva Atlantis Theatricals' Tarzan)
Leeroy New (Tanghalang Pilipino's Ibalong)
Gino Gonzales (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)
Mio Infante (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)

Best Crossover Artist (Mainstream to Theater)
Tom Rodriguez (Atlantis Productions' Aladdin)
Aicelle Santos (Spotlight Artists Centre's Katy)
Marc Abaya (Red Turnip's Closer)

Best Direction of a Musical
Andrei Pamintuan (Culture Shock's Sa Wakas)
Jaime del Mundo (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Nonon Padilla (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)
Robbie Guevara (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)
Tuxqs Rutaquio (Tanghalang Pilipino's Sandosenang Sapatos)

Best Direction of a Play
Dexter Santos (Dulaang UP's Collection)
Jose Estrella (Dulaang UP's Adarna)
Bart Guingona (Actor's Actor Inc.'s Red)
Miguel Faustmann (Repertory Philippines' Boeing Boeing)
Tuxqs Rutaquio and Rody Vera (Tanghalang Pilipino's Der Kaufmann)

Best Featured Actor (Musical)
Joel Trinidad (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Terence Guillermo (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)
Tirso Cruz III (Spotlight Artists Centre's Katy)
Jamie Wilson (Viva Atlantis Theatricals' Full Monty)
Robie Zialcita (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)

Best Featured Actor (Play)
Leo Rialp (Dulaang UP's Collection)
Alexander Cortez (Dulaang UP's Collection)
Ruffy Du Buco (Harlequin Theatre Guild's The Sky Over Dimas)

Best Featured Actress (Musical)
Aiza Seguerra (Atlantis Production's Aladdin)
Ima Castro (Viva Atlantis Theatricals' Tarzan)
Lynn Sherman (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Bituin Escalante (Repertory Philippines' Alice in Wonderland)
Camille Lopez-Molina (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)

Best Featured Actress (Play)
Teetin Villanueva (Dulaang UP's Collection)
G Tongi (Atlantis Productions' Piaf)
Jenny Jamora (World Theatre and Music Project's The Maids)
Baby Barredo (Repertory Philippines' Boeing Boeing)

Best Filipino Musical (New/Revival)
Sa Wakas (Culture Shock)
The Bluebird of Happiness (Trumpets)
Katy (Spotlight Artists Theatre)
Ibalong (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Sandosenang Sapatos (Tanghalang Pilipino)

Best Filipino Play (New/Revival)
Adarna (Dulaang UP)
Collection (Dulaang UP)
Der Kaufmann (Tanghalang Pilipino)
The Sky Over Dimas (Harlequin Theatre Guild)
Banwa! (Department of Humanities-UPLB)

Best International Touring Production (Musical/Play)
Potted Potter (Lunchbox Theatrical Productions)
The Grufallo (ABA Productions)

Best Lighting Design (Musical/Play)
John Batalla (Dulaang UP's Collection)
Lex Marcos (Dulaang UP's Adarna)
Martin Esteva (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)
Jonjon Villareal (PETA's D' Wonder Twins of Boac)

Best Locally Produced Broadway Show (Musical/Play)
Disney's Tarzan (Viva Atlantis Theatricals)
Carrie (Atlantis Productions)
Rock of Ages (Atlantis Productions)
They're Playing Our Song (9 Works Theatrical)
Red (Actor's Actor Inc.)

Best Music for a Filipino Musical (New/Revival)
Ebe Dancel (Culture Shock's Sa Wakas)
Ryan Cayabyab (Spotlight Artists Centre's Katy)
Rony Fortich (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Ryan Cayabyab (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)
Jeff Hernandez (PETA's D' Wonder Twins of Boac)

Best Musical Direction (Musical)
Ejay Yatco (Culture Shock's Sa Wakas)
Mon Faustino, Rony Fortich and Sweet Plantado (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Pipo Cifra (Philippine Stagers Foundation's Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela)
Jeff Hernandez (PETA's D' Wonder Twins of Boac)
Joseph Tolentino (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)

Best Scenic Design (Musical/Play)
Mio Infante (Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness)
Gino Gonzales (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)
Faust Peneyra (Atlantis Productions' Piaf)
Lex Marcos (PETA's D' Wonder Twins of Boac)
Mio Infante (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)

Best Sound Design (Musical/Play)
Bobbit Jacinto (Atlantis Productions’ Carrie)
Chuck Ledesma (9 Works Theatrical's They're Playing Our Song)
Rards Corpus (Green Wings Entertainment's Lorenzo)
TJ Ramos (Tanghalang Pilipino's Der Kaufmann)

Best Theater Company
Trumpets
Sipat Lawin Ensemble
Kids Acts Philippines
Red Turnip
Green Wings Entertainment

Best Theatrical Venue
CCP Main Theater
Meralco Theater
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
SDA Theater, CSB
St. Cecilia Hall, St. Scholastica

Daniel Padilla

Here are some of the nicest photos of Daniel Padilla I saw online. Let me know if you agree with me!











  

Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Barretto

Who is more beautiful based on these photos by SM Accessories? The Morena Kathryn Bernardo or The Tisay Julia Barretto





Sunday, November 17, 2013

Starbucks Secret Recipes

Finally! I got to try the famous Butterbeer of Hogsmeade at Starbucks. It's so sweet but still tasting so good! It also leaves an impression that the next time you get to taste it without label, You would know it's their signature ButterBeer! Harry Potter must be so happy that his favorite drink is now available at any Starbucks Stores just as long as you present the Baristas with this recipe:

- A Creme Frappuccino base. Don’t skimp on the fat by asking for skim or 2% milk as whole milk is required for the right consistency.
- Add 3 pumps of caramel syrup.
- Add 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup.
- Top with caramel drizzle 

I also found out that Starbucks has more secret recipes created by dedicated Baristas and Creative Customers. Thanks to Jolt 24 for listing some of them on its website. 

Note: Please be nice and respectful to your Baristas if they don't know these drinks. It’s not listed on their boards or anywhere, and most of the drinks are region specific. It's customized! Just present them with these recipes! 


1.  Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino

      -          Double chocolate chip frappuccino
      -          Hazelnut syrup (2 pumps venti, 1.5 pumps grande, 1 pump tall)
-          Mocha syrup (3 pumps venti, 2.5 pumps grande, 2 pumps tall)
-          Hazelnut drizzle on top

2.   Cadbury Creme Egg Frappuccino

-       Java chip frappuccino
-       2 shots of espresso for venti and grande, 1 shot for tall
-       Vanilla bean powder (4 scoops for a venti, 3 scoops grande, and 2 scoops for tall)
-       Caramel syrup (1 pump for a venti-sized drink, and .5 pumps for grande and tall)
-       Vanilla syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
-       Whipped cream on top is optional, but recommended. Likewise for the caramel drizzle on top.

3. Nutella Frappuccino

-       Coffee Frappuccino
-       Hazelnut syrup (1.5 pumps for venti, 1 pump for a grande, half a pump for tall)
-       Mocha syrup (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps for a grande, 1 for tall)
-       Whipped cream blended in

4. Blackberry Cobbler Frappuccino

-       A vanilla bean Frappuccino
-       White mocha syrup (2 pumps for a venti, 1.5 for grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
-       And a scoop of freeze-dried blackberries blended in

5. Red Velvet Frappuccino

-       Order a half white chocolate mocha,
-       Half Regular Mocha Frappuccino
-       2 pumps of raspberry syrup (or 3 for a venti)
-       Top with whipped cream!

6. Snickers Frappuccino

-       A java chip Frappuccino
-       Toffee nut syrup (3 pumps venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump tall)
-       Whipped cream on top
-       Caramel drizzle lining the cup and on top
-       Add mocha drizzle on top for even more chocolate flavor (optional)

7. Turtle Frappuccino

-       A java chip Frappuccino
-       Toffee nut syrup (3 pumps venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump tall)
-       Whipped cream on top
-       Caramel and mocha drizzles on top

8. Creamy Dark Caramel Espresso Frappuccino

-       Get heavy whipping cream (different from whipped cream) blended with just ice and cream base
-       Add 3 pumps of dark caramel sauce to the bottom of the cup, then pour the blended mix into the cup
-       Add a shot of espresso
-       With whipped cream and cookie crumbles on top (when available)

9. Cinnamon Roll Frapuccino

-       Vanilla bean Frappuccino
-       Cinnamon dolce syrup (3 pumps venti, 2 pumps grande, 1 pump tall)
-       White chocolate mocha syrup (3 pumps venti, 2 pumps grande, 1 pump tall)
-       Cinnamon dolce powder sprinkled on top

10. S’mores Frappuccino

-       A java chip frappuccino (double chocolate chip works if you’d rather not have the caffeine)
-       Toffee nut syrup (1.5 pumps for venti, 1 pump grande, .5 pumps for a tall)
-       Cinnamon dolce syrup (1.5 pumps for venti, 1 pump grande, .5 pumps for a tall)
-       Whipped cream blended in
-       Whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles on top

11. Rainbow Sherbet Frappuccino

-       A strawberries and cream frappuccino made with orange refresher instead of strawberry purée
-       3 pumps of cream base
-       A scoop of vanilla bean powder
-       A pump of raspberry syrup
-       A pump of peach syrup
-       Add ice and blend it all up

12. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

-       Ask for an iced soy caramel macchiato, upside down (this makes it so the flavors blend together better)
-       Add vanilla syrup (2 pumps for venti, 1.5 for grande, and 1 for tall)
-       Add cinnamon dolce syrup (2 pumps venti, 1.5 grande, and just one for tall).

13. Caramel Apple Frappuccino

-       Apple juice to the first line
-       Whole milk to the second line
-       Cream base (4 pumps for venti, 3 pumps grande, 2 pumps tall)
-       Dark caramel (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
-       Cinnamon dolce syrup (3 pumps for venti, 2 pumps grande, and 1 pump for a tall)
-       Caramel ribbon crunch pieces
-       Caramel drizzle
-       Get it with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping


Monday, November 11, 2013

Robin Chaddock

I have always believed that I am capable of doing  great things. But laziness is always there pulling me back. I become so comfortable with what I already have and what I currently do in life. I'm always in the comfort zone and tired of going out and maximizing the talents and skills I have. 

Then I saw this book written by Best-selling author Robin Chaddock which offers step-by-step instructions and challenging questions to help me discover my primary passion and strength.

Is there more to life? This has always been the question people get to ask themselves whenever they think of the future and what lies ahead.  This book is actually going into detail about helping you find the answer. 

Robin Chaddock draws on her extensive experience as a life coach to help you find the answer by providing step–by–step instructions to uncover your primary passions and greatest strengths, and then provides a framework for discovering how to use them to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment. She'll ask if 
you sometimes question what you’re doing? or Do you wonder why you’re here? 

Each person has a God–created purpose in life-—a “divine assignment” that will fulfill their deepest longings. Once you discover this, you can…

  • nurture and improve your strengths
  • use your talents and gifts to improve the world
  • positively impact your sphere of influence
  • bring out the best in the people around you
  • develop a more intimate relationship with God

The informative, easy–to–read chapters include fun and challenging questions to help you explore your beliefs and clarify your goals. Knowing your personal path to success enables you to live confidently, experience happiness, encourage family and friends, and help others.

Product Details
Title: How to Find Your Personal Path to Success
Subtitle: Keys to Living Out Your Purpose and Passion
Author: Robin Chaddock
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5 1/4? x 8 1/4?
No. of pages: 224
Language: English
ISBN-10: 971-0453-33-5
ISBN-13: 978-971-0453-33-7
SRP: P195.00/copy

Published by Lifebooks, “How to Find Your Personal Path to Success” is now available in all branches of National Book Store (under Self-Help section), Powerbooks, Philippine Christian Bookstore and Fully Booked nationwide.

For more inspiring books, visit www.acts29pub.com, follow Lifebooks on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lifebooks.ph) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/LifebooksPub).

Regine Velasquez

Asia's Songbird's much-awaited album Hulog Ka Ng Langit celebrates the joy of love and motherhood. Regine Velasquez wants her fans to celebrate her blessings with her in a string of special shows.

The Hulog Ka Ng Langit album tour goes to Robinson’s Magnolia (Nov. 16, Saturday), Robinson’s Manila (Nov. 20, Wednesday), SM Marilao (November 28, Thursday), SM Pampanga (December 1, Sunday), and SM Sta. Rosa (December 11, Wednesday). All shows start at 5:00 p.m.

The album, composed of songs that give inspiration to wives and mothers, has the beautifully-penned Hulog Ka Ng Langit as debut single and title track of the album. The song truly embodies what the album is all about – unconditional love between husbands and wives, and mothers to children.

With Regine’s gift of amazing vocals, she has given new life to songs like Hele Ni Inay, Someone’s Waiting For You, Happiness, You, God Gave Me You and Just The Way You Are, a duet with husband Ogie Alcasid. The songs included in the album also feature some of the best arrangers, musicians in the country.

Hulog Ka Ng Langit Tracklist:

1. HULOG KA NG LANGIT
2. RAINBOW CONNECTION
3. AMAZING
4. MY CHILD
5. PAG-IBIG
6. TOMORROW
7. SOMEONE’S WAITING FOR YOU
8. ARAW, ULAP, LANGIT
9. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
10. NATHANIEL (GIFT OF GOD)
11. THE ONE REAL THING
12. HAPPINESS
13. HELE NI INAY
14. YOU
15. SA‘YO NA LANG AKO
16. YOU GOT IT
17. GOD GAVE ME YOU