Friday, December 17, 2010

What is on UNO this month?

UNO magazine goes all-out this December, with a special double issue that gives you the best of the best of the year 2010, while looking forward to the year ahead. With help from an army of experts on media, pop culture and politics, we showcase the best films, music, books, gadgets, cars, food, fashion and more, as well as examine the most significant events that shook the nation. None other than the gorgeous, glamorous, and genuinely talented Iza Calzado graces our cover this month, as we bask in the outer and inner beauty of this showbiz queen.

Also in this issue: we interview lovely young VJ Julz Savard. We devote a whole section to the legacy of the Home of New Rock, radio station NU 107. The award-winning creators of the comic book Trese, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, give us a brand new story called The Feast. TOYM awardee Gang Badoy exhibits the photographs she took inside the jails of Metro Manila. We have an exclusive interview with Two Door Cinema Club. We kick off a regular poker column by Ron Regis. We attack Japanese food with Jessica Mendoza and Riki Flores. And we tell you how to survive in case of a zombie apocalypse.

You can check the latest issue UNO out on your nearest bookstore as well as your digital devices like your iPad.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Congrats to the Philippine Blog Awards 2010 winners

Here are the list of winners of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards: as taken from their website.


Best Blog in Advocacy Category – Web Safety Philippines by Sonnie Santos
Best Blog in Beauty and Lifestyle Category – The Reluctant Stylista by Alexandra Lapa
Best Blog in Business Category – Ready to be Rich by Fitz Villafuerte
Best Blog in Culture and Arts – Anik-anik Love by Mitch Mauricio
Best Blog in Entertainment Category – Without Wang2 by Nickie Wang
Best Blog in Food and Beverage Category – Happy Foodies by Ferdz Decena and Oggie Ramos
Best Blog in Gaming Category – Back 2 Gaming by B2Gamers
Best Blog in Hobby and Recreation – Back 2 Gaming by B2Gamers
Best Blog in Home and Parenting Category – iMom by Chats Siao
Best Blog in Humor Category – The Professional Heckler by Loi Reyes Landicho
Best Blog in Lifestyle – The Creative Dork by Robbie Bautista
Best Blog in Literature / Literary Category – City Buoy by Nyl Lim
Best Blog in Personal/Diary Category – by Yoshke Dimen
Best Photoblog – Gerryruiz Photoblog by Gerry Ruiz
Best Blog in Social, Politics and History – The Pro Pinoy Project by The Pro Pinoy Project
Best Blog in Sports – Filipino Boxing Journal by Kenneth Ragpala
Best Blog in Technology Category – My Silly Point of View by Richard D. Feraro
Best Blog in Travel Category – Just Wandering by Nina Fuentes
Best Blog in Video and Podcasts – Pinoy How To by Buddy and Yael Gancenia


Best Blog Design – The Reluctant Stylista
Bloggers’ Choice Award – CHKSLG
Readers’ Choice Award – Green Archers
Best Filipiniana Blog – My Sarisari Store
Top Blog Post for 2010 – Do They Read Blogs in Heaven? by

Top Posts for 2010

EXCLUSIVE: GMA Breaks Her Silence by the Professional Heckler
Sometimes We Are Lost by I am Fickle Cattle.
Fireworks, Hormones and this Blog Post by

Top Photo Posts for 2010

A Solo Traveler’s Photo Story of Backpacking in Palawan by Ambot Ah!
Pahiyas Festival by Biyaheng Pinoy

Top Video Posts and Podcasts for 2010

Krimmy Couple: Of Bad Words and Saranghae by My Korean Boyfriend
Podcast 6: Being Friends with the Ex by Ria Jose
Krimmy Couple: The Korean Eats Balut by My Korean Boyfriend


Best Blog in Culture and Arts – Michael’s Shades Of Blue
Best Blog in Food and Beverage Category – Flavours of Iloilo
Best Blog in Lifestyle – Ilonggos Network
Best Blog in Personal/Diary Category – The Rookie Blogger
Best Photoblog – Gerry Ruiz Photoblog
Best Blog in Technology Category – Tech Source
Best Blog in Travel Category – Ambot-ah


Best Blog in Beauty and Fashion – Get Prettified
Best Blog in Food and Beverage Category – Kusina Maria
Best Blog in Lifestyle – Mindanaoan
Best Blog in Personal/Diary Category – Ganda Ever So Much
Best Photoblog – Charmie Tamba P&S Photography
Best Blog in Technology Category – Alleba Blog
- Something Geeky
Best Blog in Travel Category – GenSan News Online Mag

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rock the Riles 2010

It's that time of year again. Check out this link for full details on what the plan will look on Sunday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sitti Live! @ Metro Bar

It's Sitti's birthday month this November, and she has a special pre-birthday gig with a cause she would like for you to attend. 

On November 21, she will be having a pre-birthday show 8pm at the Metro Bar (along West Ave., QC) with Erik Santos and Aljur Abrenica.

This also serves as a benefit for SILID ARALAN, INC. ( For ticket inquiries, you can contact Liza at 435-1098, 435-1120 and 435-1108. You may also get in touch with Raymond at 0922-8986961

The event is presented by Backroom Inc. in partnership with TangerineSkies Entertainment Gateway, Calayan Surgicenter Corporation, Benefits Style Salon (Eastwood Citywalk 2nd floor), Belisario’s (#66 Scout Tuazon St., cor. Timog South Triangle), Magic 89.9, VerJube Photographics,, and

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Born to be a Hero book launch

If you love listening to the Dollhouse, especially every Tuesday, and you miss the show. Well, circle November 5 on the calendar. Coach Pia Acevedo of the One Core will be launched her new baby, a book entitled Born To Be A Hero: Making A Difference in the World, at the dopeness that is Bonifacio High Street at 730PM.

See you there.

Playboy Philippines Playmate of the Year

Playboy has always been known for the Playmate of the Year festivities. Now, it is our turn to plunge in into that tradition.

To be held at the posh Republiq on October 28,  Playboy Philippines will be determing who among the lucky Playmates deserves to be the first ever Playmate of the Year.

To entertain the crowd, P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) will be giving a special performance. They were the cover girls of the September 2010 edition of the magazine.

For inquiries, contact the numbers above.

Quest's Revolution is to launch

Yes, the artist who brought you the positive vibe in "Back to Love" will be having his album "Revolution" launched on Thursday, the 21st of October at the Eastwood City Central Plaza.

Get a chance to get VIP seating if you buy the album at the venue. So go get it. I believe Andi-9 and Jessica of the Top 5 @ 5 will be hosting the event.

Here's a taste of the good vibes:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Some good music to come this weekend

If you have the time to go out this weekend, a payday weekend to boot,

On Friday the 13th, along Ten02 Bar in the Timog area in QC, there's Rannie Raymundo and Aisaku Yokogawa.

Then on Saturday, there is the Company and Richard Poon at the New World Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Both events involve this group:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My 2010 Influential list of bloggers

Here are my ten influential blog nominees for 2010 in random order

1.  SPIT (Silly People's Improv Theater) - - It's sad that their home (Mag:net High Street) met its demise recently, but I believe that we will see them in a weekly haunt sometime soon.

(Update: The group has their own blog as well)

2. The NomNom Club - - Last year's winner Jonel of Let's Go Sago spins off his food blogging into a blog of its own.

3. 100Araw - - Being an election year, it is important that an election blog is nominated for this year.

4. Manila Concert Scene - - It is important to know that there is someone covering the music scene a little bit.

5. The Art of Changemaking - - This blog by Nina Terol-Zialcita is about the making a change, a change for the better and how we can get that done.

6. When in Manila - - Vince Golangco has made the successful transition from being in the new media towards the mainstream media with his current stint as a DJ for Mellow 94.7. But we all know him more as the man behind this travel and lifestyle blog.

7. Blogwatch - - Bloggers covering the news the way the mainstream media does it.

8. Underdog Boxing - - Carlo Pamintuan is a boxing fanatic. It is important that a new breed of sports bloggers emerge to become the new age reporters and observers of the sports scene.

9. Go Ateneo - - For anything Ateneo sports, this is the place to go to.

10. Nonoy For President - - Nothing like partisan sports blogging armed with a sense of seriousness and humor. Named after former Finals MVP and current PBA Draft applicant Nonoy Baclao as a form of tribute to his constant pwnage of whoever crossed his path.

If you are interested in compiling your own list, you can head on to this site on how to do it and do it right.

Of course, we have to thank these people for sponsoring this wonderful undertaking: Events and Corporate Video, Budget hotel in Makati, Pinoy Party Food, Copyediting Services, PR Agency Philippines, Budget Travel Philippines, Send Gifts to the Philippines, Black Friday Deals, Roomrent - units for rent, Search Profile Index, and Corporate Events Organizer. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bebop, Bossa, Atbp... this Friday!

This Friday night, May 23, here is an opportunity for you to be serenaded by good quality music.

Of course, you know who Sitti is, the Bossanova Princess who's always on ASAP Sessionistas. Sandra is THE premier Jazz singer in the Philippines. She also is the President and Chairwoman of the Philippine International Arts and Jazz Festival. Aisaku is the Japanese Jazz and OPM artist who will provide a Filipino twist to the jazz classics. Put them all together in one show and it will be one grand time.

Tickets will be available at The Oxford Suites Makati (02) 899-7888 / (02) 897-0548 for Php 500. You may also contact mJ at 0917.271.4829 or email at if you would like to buy your tickets in advance.

The event is presented by Xquisite Artist International Productions, TangerineSkies Entertainment Gateway, JFK Music and The Oxford Suites Makati in partnership with Sindikato Productions, White Box Studio Rental, Chi Romano-Dulce, SATB, VerJube Photographics, The Heirloom Manila,,, ICON Online Magazine, Daigdig Pinoy, Women’s Journal and People’s Journal.

If you need to know how to get there? Use this:

This is another production of:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Taste the new Manila sa Araw ng Maynila

Interesting lineup. Could it be that an old 80s brand is about to make a comeback?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Toy Con na!

This is coming sooner. Like 2 weeks from now.

Hope I can figure out a way to get to the event.

ASUS Contact Numbers

If you have any issues with your ASUS product, you now have a hotline for you to call and address issues.

Here are the numbers:

Toll Free Number: 1-800-1441-0573
Local Number: +632-636-8504

You can contact them Monday to Friday, from 8am-7pm.

The June 2010 Uno issue is out on the market

Yes, this is the June cover of Uno magazine (@unomag) feat. the dopeness that is Sarah Meier. I already have my copy and will have it signed as soon as she comes back from her vacation. Shabba.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Top Ten Influential Bloggers: 2010 edition (seeking nominations)

It's that time of the year again, and the quest to find 10 influential bloggers continue. I am seeking help in securing nominees to whom I would like to nominate and vote for.

Kindly place your suggestions on the comments page. Thanks.

If you have any questions, you may direct them to Janette Toral.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Stand up and fight for our mandated right to vote

Today is the day.

You can also check out  for more details and instructions on the 2010 elections. Of course, you can always trust the mainstream media.

Before the day ends, I will in this post explain whom I voted for.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mass for the 2010 Elections

It is that time of the year, and so in these times, one would not hurt in seeking diving guidance.

There will be an Anticipated Mass for the 2010 elections this Saturday, May 8 @ the Church of the Gesu at 6 in the evening. It will be presided by the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, Bishop Teodoro Bacani, DD.

May God bless us all.

Sitti's May 2010 gigs

Of course, I would like to thank Tangerine Skies (MJ!) for providing the schedule of gigs of the Bossa Queen

Sitti's MAY 2010 GIG Sched!!
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[May 01] Sitti Live!@ SM Center Las Pinas (Near Municipal Hall), 6pm

[May 02] Sitti with the ASAP Sessionistas

[May 06-08] Sitti Live! @ Samar (More details to follow...)

[May 11] Sitti Live! @ Ayala Museum (*Tentative if public or private gig. More details to follow...)

[May 14] Sitti Live! @ Grand Terraces, Commonwealth (Fundraising Show)

[May 15] Sitti Live! @ Europa Bar, Makati Avenue

[May 16] Sitti Live! @ the Makati Shangri-La Hotel (*Private Function)

[May 21-23] SITTILYMPICS 2010

[May 24-27] Sitti Live! @ Bangkok, Thailand

[May 29] Sitti Live! @ Europa Bar, Makati Avenue

Visit Sitti's Sites:

Follow Sitti on Twitter:

Facebook Fan Page: Go here.

Treat your mom to Delifrance

The 2nd Sunday of May is always remembered as Mother's Day, and as such, there is a part of us that will always asks us to have our moms indulge in luxuries. On Mother's Day weekend, here is one suggestion that may interest you.

Available at seven (7) selected Delifrance cafes across Metro Manila (Alabang Town Center, Greenhills Theater Mall, C5 Libis, Mall of Asia, Roosevelt, Robinson's Place Manila and UN Avenue), you can taste the savory first course of Frittata with Stuffed Tomato, then follow it up with Blueberry Pancakes with Frankfurter and Fruit Plate. If you need something to drink, there is a Mimosa Mocktail and Bottomless Coffee.

This Brunch will be available on May 9 from 10-12nn, so if interested you place your reservations at the said branches:  

Alabang Town Center (807-5022)
Greenhills Theater Mall (722-2456)
C5 Libis (687-2549)
Mall of Asia (556-0562)
Roosevelt (721-1284)
Robinsons Place Manila
UN Avenue (523-5555).


Dough Your Part and Vote!

Do the right thing, cast your ballot. Exert your right to vote. If C2's campaign looks good, so it this one from Krispy Kreme.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Iron Man 2 - A simple Review

First of all, I want to thank Joshua Yu for the passes (and to Fjordz for accompanying me even if he just watched it a few minutes earlier with other bloggers as part of an LG event in the Greenbelt 3 MyCinema).

So, what did I think of the movie? First, I thought that the first Iron Man film was awesome, so expectations for the 2nd film were a bit high.

As what a good person stated on his Facebook, Sequels rarely exceed the old version. Iron Man, still for me, has a bigger impact on me than this one. However, that does not take away the fact that it is still an awesome movie.

So, what did I like in the movie? For starters, Robert Downey, Jr. fits the role of Tony Stark like a glove like Tony to his suit. He really has that knack. I just this his bad boy image back in the day (he did go to rehab, you know). Don Cheadle was a suitable replacement for Terence Howard. It was also nice to see Mickey Rourke being a natural as Ivan Vanko (a.k.a. Whiplash). The idea of him having to speak Russian and that pet bird was his idea. And of course, this girl:

Of course, the little nuggets within the movie are also its stars. Comic fans / geeks / nerds would have a field day looking for Easter Eggs, as what director Jon Favreau once said. The biggest Easter Egg is the one you have to finish the credits in order to see.

There was that sentiment that a lack of oomph was present during the different sequences. But then again, it must be the inevitable comparison to the first film. Anyhow, I would rather consider this as a continuation to the Marvel Storyline that is taking place.

Still, you can take the movie as what it is worth, a good thrill ride with lots of good stuff for everyone.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Alpha protein proven to improve infant’s long-term health

To all moms, this article may be on interest to you.

        Cases of long-term health problems like obesity, cardiovascular ailments, and insulin resistance have been increasing year after year. These have prompted medical professionals to look beyond medical treatments and seek effective preventive measures. Infant nutrition, particularly protein intake during the early stages of infancy, has been identified in strengthening or weakening a person’s long-term health.

        Controlled random examinations in preterm and term infants cited by the research paper, “Early origins of cardiovascular disease. Is there a unifying hypothesis?” by Lucas Singhal, proved that “early nutrition has a major impact on long-term health including cognitive function, bone health, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.”

        Dr. Atul Singhal, a professor of Pediatric Nutrition and deputy director of the University College London, explained in a forum that the long-term growth and development of infants depended not just on the quantity of nourishment they receive but on the quality as well. He also heads the Clinical Trials and Cardiovascular Nutrition group at the MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre’s Institute of Child Health at University College London, which researched on “The Importance of Protein for Long-term Health.”
        Although a high protein intake may improve and accelerate young infants’ growth, parents should focus on the quality of protein they feed their babies. “While a higher protein intake has short-term advantages for growth, adverse programming by high protein intake and faster growth suggest that the optimum nutrition of infants is more complex than simply ‘more is better,’” said Dr. Singhal.

        Alpha protein or รก-lactalbumin is beneficial to the overall health of infants.   Unlike other whey-based proteins, alpha protein is easily digested by babies and lessens the possibility of vomiting, spitting up, or food intolerance of babies. This important protein helps improve the kidney function of babies and the absorption of essential minerals like zinc.

        Alpha protein also enhances babies’ sleep patterns and appetites. It contains helpful amino acids with tryptophan which also enhance the disposition or mood of children. Children who are given alpha protein are healthier and stand to have more enduring health benefits.

        To find out more about alpha protein and what in can do for your baby, ask your trusted pediatrician. 

(Thanks to Iris for the info) 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

An Iron Man 2 Screening for a good cause

 (Photo taken from Iron Man website)

The Ateneo Alumni Tennis Club (for the benefit of the Ateneo Tennis Development Program). will be having a special screening of Iron Man 2 at the Powerplant Cinema 1 on 2PM Sunday, May 2 (after you watch Mayweather vs Mosley)

Tickets will be @ 500 pesos with raflle prizes awaiting lucky patrons. If you want to reserve tickets, one can contact Ms. Ida Solis at 426-6001 local 4081 or text 0920-9120946 or email her at

Iron Man will be shown in the Philippines on April 30 while it will be shown in the US on May 7 (Thanks to Az for the date info).

Monday, April 19, 2010

FroYo for a good cause

I love the taste of frozen yogurt. Now recently, the people of White Hat brought the cosplaying duo that is the Gosiengfiao siblings (Alodia and Almira) and members of the Ateneo Blue Eagles basketball team. They even invaded the confines of Magic 89.9. This time, the crew are bringing in a regal figure...

So feel free to check this out. It's for a good cause.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

iBlog 6 this weekend, y'all

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Looking forward to be here. You can be updated via the #iblog6 hashtag

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kindly come to Stonehouse on April 16

If you have the time, please make time to watch two up-and-coming artists soothe the sizzling heat with their wonderful music.

Thanks Mj for the picture here. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Want an ASUS part upgrade? Here's how

Here is a way to enhance your desktop's capability. C/o the people of ASUS. Hope you can read the instructions.

Easter Doughnuts!!!!

Today is Easter Sunday. If you are near a Krispy Kreme, it would be a good idea to check these new donuts for your reference.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Changing Lives: The Shock Value II Tour

Yup. In a matter of days, before we revel in Holy Week, we will celebrate Shock Value. As Timbaland, with Justin Timberlake and Jojo in tow, bring the funky beat and the awesome tunes.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Nokia X6

This lovely gadget is the Nokia X6. It is a music phone that has been given the Rated R treatment, as you will get a Universal Music Group Voucher allowing to you to download three tracks from Rihanna's latest album. You can also access up to 2000 other tracks under the UMG family. In addition, indie lovers would enjoy downloading the different Nokia Independent Artists Club (IAC) tracks found on the Ovi Store. Of course, you can also find lots of stuff you can use on the said store.

Go to you nearest Nokia outlet to check out what more this little gadget can do for you.

Have a Kruffin, why don't cha?

We all know Krispy Kreme for its sweet donuts. Its Mini series is so in demand that supplies run out every time I go there. Now, they have a new delectable treat to soothe your palate.

Currently available only at the Ayala Ave and Greenhills branches, the Kruffins are muffins done Krispy Kreme style with fruits, nuts and chocolate. On the other hand, the Pull-Aparts are hand-balled rolls of dough, that was, you guessed it, pulled apart and shaped into a doughnut with additional treats (like Sausage and Cheese or Cinnamon).

It surely tastes good with coffee. And you can get either Baked Creation with a Signature Coffee for 99 pesos.

So if you are in the Ayala / Greenhills area, check it out now.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The SM City Sta. Mesa Wi-Fi Session

Recently, I had the opportunity of checking out the food court of SM City Sta. Mesa (the mall formerly known as SM Centerpoint) as part of the wi-fi testing on the different SM Malls across the region.

As par for the course, the bloggers were treated to the sumptuous treats c/o of the different tenants of the food court. Lechon, sisig, and lugaw were among the different delicacies made available.

Check out this site for pictures of the testing.

ASUS raising standards of Netbook Audio

As the world turns, and as man becomes more mobile, netbook technology has to be at par with what one can get at home. That includes audio technology, especially now that people watch things online nowadays.

At the CeBIT exhibition located in Hannover, Germany, ASUS displayed its new SonicMaster technology, which aims to take the new level of netbook audio.

SonicMaster was a result of a collaboration between ASUS and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® will be debuting on the ASUS N Series, with appropriate upgrades on the NX Series of notebooks. The technology uses oversized resonance chambers and specially-placed speakers that eliminate vibration and distortion, while the software engine boosts finesse, ensuring consumers hear amazing vocals and surround elements as though in a live environment.