Monthly Archives: April 2009

Hey Mr. Electrician, be careful!

He is fixing electric wires along West Service Road, Paranaque. This is the corner going to Merville Park Subdivision, Moonwalk Village, and Multinational Village. :)

There used to be a Jollibee and Greenwich outlets here, but they had closed shop. The building is being fixed now. I think there’ll be more shops here soon.

Awesome Philippines, About Time!

From Wow Philippines to Awesome Philippines, yes, it’s about time that we discover our own country and show the world what it has to offer.

Many people say that we do have something to offer, far more and better than our famous neighbors. But there’s one thing we lack: being tourist friendly, or being world-class tourist friendly.

I hope DOT can address this and educate local tourism about it. What good are our awesome sights when our tourists get lost or taken advantage of along the way?

In any case, DOT and MTV Asia has launched the Awesome Philippines campaign. To know more about this campaign, check out the blogs below:

Noemi Dado’s and Melo Villareal’s

The i’s Have It!

We were malling last Sunday, and as usual as part of it was to visit a bookstore. We decided to check out the new and shiny National Bookstore Glorietta 5. :)

I saw there a number of new memoirs of John Grisham (The Other Side of Grisham), Isabel Allende (The Sum of All Days), and a couple others.

When I turned to the inspirational books, I saw it —  iGod: Prayers and Promises to Connect with Him.

Ever since the iPods came, people begin to ride on its popularity by using the “i” on their own creations. I see nothing wrong with it, actually. I just find it amusing, especially this book.

Happy Earth Day at Starbucks!

Happy Earth Day!

Today is a good day like any other day to pay tribute to Mother Earth.  There are many ways to do it, actually. You may:

  • choose to walk to lower carbon release
  • cut grass instead of using the mower
  • refuse to have your purchases wrapped or bagged in plastic
  • start recycling
  • turn off lights, air-conditioners, electric fans, TV, radio when not in use
  • unplug idle electric gadgets
  • (a tall order, maybe) for manufacturing companies, perhaps  halt operations for one day or a couple of hours

The list could go on and on. Incidentally, Starbucks Philippines is celebrating Earth Day by encouraging their customers to bring their own Starbucks tumbler when they go order coffee. The invitation goes:

On Earth Day, make one cup matter.

One tumbler used in place of one disposable cup
can help reduce millions in paper and plastic consumption.

Join us in this cause and we’ll take Php40 off the price of your beverage when you use your tumbler at any Starbucks store in the Philippines on April 22 & 23.

Love Mother Earth today and always!


Catch the launch of the Cinekatipunan.MOV tomorrow, April 22, 2009 9:30 pm onwards at Mag:net Katipunan.

Cynthia Alexander
Kate Torralba
Junji Lerma
Easy Fagela
Roberto Nicolas
Dr. Ninja & The Skullcrashers
Biscochong Halimaw
Earth Jazz Trio

lots of bands, booze, babes, bazookas! free admission! =)

Check out its Facebook link.

Choose Your Easter Treats Now!

He is risen! Celebrate Jesus’s resurrection with a bang!

At Glorietta
Concierge Hotline: 752-7272

Easter with the Looney Tunes
Celebrate Easter and meet Baby Looney Tunes’ Baby Bugs Bunny and Baby Lola Bunny

and get FREE chocolate Easter treats from Hershey’s!
Activity Center | April 12, 2009 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt
Arts & Craft Corner
Magic & Puppet Show
Activity Center | April 12, 2009 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Easter Treats at the Park
Glorietta 3 Park
April 12, 2009 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Easter Happenings at Glorietta 4 Cinemas from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for kids ages 12 & below
Enjoy exciting freebies when you watch at Glorietta 4 Cinemas:

  • face painting
  • Timezone Animal Rides
  • Mascot Parade
  • Goodies from Jack & Jill and Nissin

…plus more exciting treats!

At Market Market
Concierge Hotline: 886-7519

Come and join the Easter Egg-Venture for kids and parents!
Central Plaza | April 12, 2009 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Enjoy the following treats:

  • “egg-venture” hunt
  • face painting
  • kiddie salon
  • games
  • magic show

…and more!

At Trinoma
Concierge Hotline: 901-3000

Celebrate Easter and meet Baby Looney Tunes’ Baby Bugs Bunny and Baby Lola Bunny

and get FREE chocolate Easter treats from Hershey’s!
Level 4 Cinema Lobby | April 12, 2009 from 11:30am to 12:30pm

Click HERE to see how you can meet them.

At Alabang Town Center
Easter Treats at the Town
Activity Center | April 12, 2009

At Bonifacio High Street
Easter Hop and Hunt
Central Plaza (near Krispy Kreme) | April 12, 2009 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

At Ayala Center Cebu
Easter Sunday Activities
Town Plaza | April 12, 2009

At Powerplant Mall
Pirate’s Easter at Rockwell
Rockwell Tent | April 12, 2009 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy the following activities:

  • glitter tattoo and face painting
  • Juggling Pirate Show & Flippin’s Yoyo Show
  • Pirate Musical Play
  • Build City’s Lego Making Contest
  • Pirate’s Easter Egg Hunt

…plus hourly raffles and fun-filled games!

Visit the R1 Level Customer Service Desk of Powerplant Mall to register. Passports are priced at Php500 for one child and one adult.

Only a limited number of passports are available so grab one now before the ship sails!

For inquiries:
Call 898-1702 or visit

At Festival SuperMall
Customer Service Hotline: 850-3514

Easter Surpize!
April 12, 2009

Get a chance to win huggable stuffed toys and other exciting  prizes with a Php1,000 minimum purchase this Easter!

At Eastwood City
Customer Hotline: 687-6770

Easter Wonderland!
April 12,2009 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Experience 5 fantastic “worlds” all in one day, in one place… Eastwood City!

  • Animal Kingdom
  • Empire of the Inflatables
  • Game Zone
  • World of Circus & Magic
  • Main Wonderland

Photo source

Southgate Tower to Rise Soon

Alphaland is embarking on a new venture, which is the Mall industry. I think its initial project is the Southgate Tower that will rise soon on the corner of Pasong Tamo Extension and EDSA.

I’m sure you’re familiar with the site of an abandoned building right next to the Ecology Village and Dasmariñas Village. Well, you won’t be seeing it like it was before.

Alphaland acquired the property from the Puyat family last year, and will turn it into an office building with a mall. It will be called the Southgate Tower. The area is very strategic, too, with heavy foot traffic as several offices can also be found along Pasong Tamo, Pasong Tamo extension, and even those in the vicinity of Magallanes Village. Plus, it will be connected to the Magallanes MRT Station.

Let’s wait for its opening soon. Seems like the Metro can’t get enough of malls!