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Monday, September 26, 2011

National Family Day! September 26, 2011 :)

 It seems to me that our three most basic needs for food, security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others." - MFK Fisher.

Food, security and love: that is what family mealtime is really about.  Our hectic lives have made dinner time into a fast food caloric refueling.  Recent academic studies prove eating as a family is directly correlated with improved grades, and less involvement with drugs, alcohol and sexual activity among teens. This is in addition to improved nutrition and fewer eating disorders

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) established National Family Day. This is an annual reminder that parents can positively influence their children by simply sitting down and sharing dinner. This year it is Monday, September 26th. Teens who eat dinner with their families five or more times a week have half the risk of substance abuse than those who eat with their families two or fewer times a week.  

What is a real family dinner?  It is the entire family sitting around a table, sharing a meal for a designated period of time (at least half an hour). Being together is the priority; 5 to 7 times a week is ideal.  An unhurried breakfast or Sunday dinner count too. Gourmet meals are not the focus of this, occasional take out is fine.  

Creating a space to make family meal times more successful is where psychology comes in.  This is based on the theory: “If you build it they will come.”  Actually no “building” is required, more like arranging.  Use the insights of architectural psychology to set the stage.  Architectural psychology is about how a space feels, not just how it looks. Peoples’ behavior is subconsciously influenced by the arrangement of the spaces they are in.

Here are 8 easy steps to successful family meal times:
  1. Make this a family priority. Use a family calendar posted in the kitchen.  Write in the date and time of the dinner(s) and no conflicts allowed.  Start easy with one or two more meals together per week.  The goal is 5-7 times per week.
 Involve the whole family: the more involvement, the more excitement and
commitment by everyone.  Ask for input on the menu. Enlist helpers in meal
     preparation. Even small children can learn to set the table.
    2.   Sit around a table. Why a table? This is the most preferred seating arrangement.  It is the most comfortable: inviting people to relax, linger and connect.  Arrange the space to give you the outcome you want. 
     What happens when people sit at a counter? Studies have shown sitting in a row is
the least preferred seating arrangement tested. It could be because you have to really turn to see the person next to you. Plus perching on a kitchen stool does not encourage real relaxation. Eating at a kitchen counter is simply bringing a fast food setting into our homes-families eat and run.
Eating in front of the television? This is unconscious eating. A study by Tufts University correlates this with increased consumption of calories, fats, salts and sugars, and decreased intake of fruits and vegetables.
  1. Use the magic of light to bring your family together. A chandelier or pendant light over the family table creates a warm pool of light that literally draws people in. Like people gathering around a campfire.  Recessed ceiling lights or flat fluorescent panels do not create the same effect. If you do not have pendant lighting, then use candles or move the table closer to a window.
  1. Turn down the volume.  After school and the commute home, everyone is at a high pitch.  When it is time to sit down to the table, turn off the television, video games, telephones (let the answering machine can pick up your calls), cell phones and game boys.  Lower your own speaking voice and remind your kids to use their “indoor voices”.  Soft background music is optional.
A friend’s 3 year old son was so caught up in watching TV that he would rush through his dinner to get back to the television.  He was falling behind on his Pediatrician’s growth chart.  After we talked she decided that the TV would be off for 30 minutes to have a quiet and focused meal time.  Initially Timmy protested, then he discovered the fun of having meal time with his mom.  Next check-up he was back on track with his growth chart.
  1. As a parent your place is at the table, not at the stove or in front of the microwave. You are not a waitress or short order cook.  That means simple food, family participation in preparation and only one menu. Once the food is on the table, you are sitting at the table. If someone does not like what is being served, then they can make a PBJ sandwich or have a container of yogurt. Keep it simple.
  1. Start meal time with a ritual or family tradition.  Ring a chime, light candles (glass hurricane sleeves around a candle can offer some safety, but always supervise children around flames), say grace, hold hands with a moment of silence. A very simple gesture which has the magic of ritual is to simply pass the food around the table, family style, rather than self serve.  You are literally sharing the food.  Is there a family tradition you would like to adopt or revive?  Go for it!
  1. Keep conversation easy. This is not a time for lectures or nagging.  Squabbling or complaining can be discouraged. Word games are great when conversation lags.  Generously and sincerely praise your family for good behavior, good food and interesting conversation.
  1. Use this golden time to teach by example. Table manners (what a great life skill and confidence booster) and conversational skills such as listening and taking turns. Attitudes of respect and caring for family members by tone of voice and helping. This can be a great time to teach family values when everyday happenings and current events are discussed. 
Studies have shown that girls are more sensitive to role modeling around food and eating then boys.  Daughters of mothers who overeat, no matter what they say or how they try to control what their daughters eat, will tend to have weight problems of their own.  Conversely daughters of mothers who modeled healthy enjoyable eating had lower rates of eating disorders.

Food, security and love are intertwined in our thinking, feeling and deepest memories.  Family mealtime is really about sharing love in the form of time and attention. Start now before the teen years. Your younger children will benefit and it will become a normal part of your lives. Connect and make the everyday a moment of celebration.

MazdaTech Philippines: 9th Carshow @Tiendesitas, Pasig City

Mazdatech Philippines unifies all Mazda-brand models in upcoming Carshow at Tiendesitas

What:  9th Mazdatech Carshow
When:  October 22, 2011, Saturday
Where:  Tiendesitas, Pasig City

Mazdatech Philippines, a non-profit organization comprised of car enthusiasts and automobile service professionals, is holding its 9th Mazdatech Car Show on October 22, 2011 at the People’s Village area, Tiendesitas in Pasig City, Philippines.

Mazdatech, taking pride in itself as an ambassador of the Mazda brand is bringing together car enthusiasts and automobile service professionals along with common car owners and drivers via their common interest from the 1960s to 1990s Familias, 626s and MX5s to the newer 2010 variants recently launched in the Philippine market, namely the Mazda2, CX7, and CX9s.

For 11 years since its inception as Protégétech Philippines in March 2000 and incorporation in 2003, the organization has aimed to exceed the challenge of being responsible drivers as its commitment to society, and as the primary choice of resources in the upkeep of automobiles through continuous research and development in maintenance and performance. Protégétech Philippines changed its name to Mazdatech in 2007.

The 9th Mazdatech Carshow is intended to bring together in large-scale, car enthusiasts and automobile service providers along with common car owners and drivers under the Mazda label for a day to celebrate 11 years of what is deemed the ultimate car experience. This momentous event is expected to draw a minimum of 1000 participants consisting of car enthusiasts, automobile service professionals, common car owners and drivers along with families doing a weekend walk at Tiendesitas.

MTP members, their families and friends as well as aspiring members will likewise have the opportunity to bond and enjoy the weekend as they join together and visit the car show. The event is co-sponsored by Mazda Greenhills and SunGard.
For more information, log on at http://www.mazdatech.org./

FB event:  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125251834239410

Major Awards (MTP full-fledged member only) - PRO
> Chairman's Cup - Best of Show
> Best Gen 1
> Best Gen 2/2.5
> Best Gen 3 (Lynx)
> Best 323F
> Best Mazda 2
> Best Mazda 3
> Best mid-sized Mazda (626/6)

Major Awards (Open) - PRO
> Best SUV
> Best Kia
> Best Ford

Major Awards (MTP full-fledged member only) - STREET
> Best Mazda (Non Contemporary)
> Best Mazda (Non Contemporary) 2nd place
> Best Mazda (New Model)
> Best Mazda (New Model) 2nd place

Minor Awards (Open) - PRO
> Best in Paint
> Best Engine Bay
> Best Interior
> Best Mobile Entertainment Setup
> Best in Sound Quality
> Best Body Kit
> Best Graphics (stickers or airbrush)

Minor Awards (Open) - STREET
> Best in Paint
> Best Engine Bay
> Best Interior
> Best Mobile Entertainment Setup
> Best Body Kit

Novelty Awards (Open)
> Best in Stock
> Best Performance Based Ride
> Lowest Ride w/ Body Kit
> Lowest Ride w/o Body Kit
> Crowd Favorite
> Newcomer of the Year Award
> Best JDM Set Up
> Bling Set Up
> Best Rims
> Best Daily Driven
> Best in Stock

Entry Fees:
Php 800 (Member)
Php 1,000 (Non-member)

Php 500 (Member)
Php 700 (Non-member)

click here for more details:

October Car Fest : Metro's Hottest Rides @ SM City Sta. Mesa

Date: September 30 @ 10:00am - October 1 @ 12:00am
Venue: SM Sta. Mesa's OPEN PARKING A



Magic Dancers: Preparing For Trip to Philippines September 21, 2011

ORLANDO -- Several of the Orlando Magic Dancers are preparing for their highly anticipated trip to Manila, Philippines for NBA Madness Manila 2011.

Making the 9,500 mile, 26.5 hour journey this Sunday, Sept. 25 with Dance Team Manager Jeanine Klem-Thomas are Dancers Kendra, Victoria, Priya, Lyndsay, Shalize and Team Leader Tara! The Dancers will be in Manila for an entire week.

The Magic Dancers will arrive in Manila on Monday, Sept. 26 and will join the Portland Trail Blazers’ dance team and NBA legend Clyde Drexler for a series of free public activities featuring basketball, dance performances, autograph sessions, clinics, media appearances, and other related elements. The Magic Dancers will even be collaborating on a routine performance with the Blazer Dancers during the week!

Klem-Thomas and her team was recently asked a few questions regarding their preparation for this trip. Check out their responses and also watch video highlights of the dancers rehearsing five of their routines that they will perform in Manila.

Check back as Coach Jeanine and the Dancers provide updates during their time overseas!

Source: http://www.nba.com/magic/dancers_trip_092111.html

Black Eyed Peas: Concert Tour in Manila @ SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

"Black Eyed Peas in Manila on October 25, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds"

Music Management International (MMI) and Futuretainment, Inc. are proudly announcing that they are finally bringing their highly anticipated, one-of-a-kind project to Manila: a high-caliber concert featuring best-selling American hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas. Taking place on October 25th, 2011 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City, Philippines, this concert promises to deliver an unforgettable experience while allowing fans to embrace and enjoy the non-stop party and high-energy music made popular worldwide by the Black Eyed Peas.

With exceedingly successful concerts featuring world famous music artists such as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and 30 Seconds to Mars already under their belts, it only makes sense for MMI and Futuretainment to continue the first class performances and bring the award-winning Black Eyed Peas to Manila. This extravagant concert has been made possible by the well-established relationships that MMI, Futuretainment, and TPGPR hold within the music industry, fusing all parties towards the common goal of producing an unforgettable event for music fans. At a time in which finding success in the music industry has become exceedingly competitive and difficult, the Black Eyed Peas is a group that has gone over and beyond, reigning as one of the best selling and most creative groups in the world. The group has sold over an astonishing 56 million records worldwide. They have won a total of 80 awards, 6 of which are Grammys. The music group’s popularity and reputation as one of the world’s best performing music artists are undeniable, making them the perfect choice to give music fans a performance they won’t soon forget in Manila!

Purchase your tickets today at http://www.ticketworld.com.ph/ or visit the official website at http://www.futuretainmentinc.com/

Ticket Outlets:
Futuretainment,  0947-396-4539 / 0939-9019836 / 0917-555-5475 / 577-3265
MMI – 0917-555-5415 / 5867275
TicketWorld – 891-9999
SM Tickets – 470-2222
Facebook: www.facebook.com/futuretainmentinc
Twitter: @futureupdate

About MMI
MMI, also known as Music Management International, is one of the biggest entertainment and concert promoters in Asia, specializing in providing the highest caliber of events and talent for music fans in the South East Asian region. As one of the premier concert and event production companies in the music business, MMI is a top pioneer in bringing world famous, first class talent to the Philippines. Its extremely popular online home portal, MMIlive.com, is always the first to break the news on their latest concerts, events, and inside looks on entertainment happenings. Led by CEO and entertainment mogul Rhiza Pascua, MMI is also credited with putting Manila on the worldwide entertainment map, due to the company’s well-seasoned ability to bring the globe’s most in demand acts and talents overseas to the Philippines. As the Philippine’s primary entertainment provider, MMI is also taking its services to the next level by pairing vacation packages with its latest project, the highly anticipated Black Eyed Peas concert, which can be booked at http://mmilive.com/mmi-travel. Please visit http://www.mmilive.com/ for more details.

About Futuretainment, Inc.
Futuretainment, Inc. is the first multi-media business venture of Actor-Entrepreneur Marvin Agustin and his colleagues. Futuretainment, Inc. has plotted its trajectory with all the weaponry of the decades-long networking and relationships of Mr. Agustin to bring it to success: major TV networks, film, print, online and live events. Futuretainment plans to start with a high-profile international concert, followed by a film co-production with a leading film company, a drama series, and a talent search, for 2011. Mr. Agustin believes that the multi-media approach at this time of a cross-platform media environment allows for greater leverage and springboard to the future directions of Futuretainment, Inc.

TPGPR is a full-service public relations and communications agency led by CEO Steve Nguyen. TPGPR excels in developing, designing, and executing national and international campaigns and creative solutions to marketing needs and desires. TPGPR specializes in placing products, brands and talent into broadcast, radio, film, music, print, online, and other forms of interactive media. Providing a range of services such as integrated brand marketing, public relations, and product placement, TPGPR offers superior professional services that exceed the industry standard.

Media Contact:Steve Nguyen
Tel: (310) 279-5205
Direct: (310) 279-5205
Fax: (310) 362-0459

Source: http://www.futuretainmentinc.com/mmi-brings-the-black-eyed-peas-to-manila
Music Management International (MMI)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


- Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers dance teams to visit schools
as part of first-ever NBA Madness Team Spirit School Tour -

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Sept. 23, 2011 – National Basketball Association (NBA) Legend Clyde Drexler and the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers dance teams will take part in NBA Madness Philippines 2011, the NBA’s interactive basketball fan event. Jointly organized by the NBA and Solar Entertainment, NBA Madness Philippines 2011 will visit metro Manila from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.

NBA Madness is a free fan event featuring basketball clinics and games, including the Clyde Drexler Challenge, in which fans can compete against the NBA legend for prizes.  Drexler will give fans a unique insider perspective as he provides live commentary at viewing parties showing some of the NBA’s greatest games.  The event will also feature dance team performances, Asia Miles dance clinics, autograph sessions, and a video game corner featuring the newest NBA video game, NBA 2K12.  Fans can take part in the excitement of NBA Madness Philippines 2011 on Oct. 1 at the SM Southmall and Oct. 2 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Official partners for NBA Madness Philippines 2011 include Asia Miles and Gatorade with media partners Basketball TV, Solar Sports, Studio 23 and NBA Premium TV also supporting the event. Venue partners are SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM City North Edsa, and SM Cinemas.

Drexler is a 10-time NBA All-Star and was voted in to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.  He won an NBA championship with the Houston Rockets in 1995 and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.  Drexler was also a member of the storied ‘Dream Team’ that won an Olympic gold medal in 1992.

In addition to the mall events, the first-ever NBA Madness Team Spirit School Tour will bring two NBA dance teams to five schools in Manila to conduct free dance clinics for campus dance teams.  The dance teams will make school stops from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30 and will participate in the Search for the Team Spirit School Champion at the Team Spirit Festival at NBA Madness.

As part of NBA Cares, the NBA and the SM Foundation will also partner to conduct a Read To Achieve read and play session for 100 underprivileged kids from all over Metro Manila on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Skydome at SM City North EDSA.

The NBA legend and dancers will also make a stop at the Finals of the Coors Light NBA Pop-A-Shot Tour 2011, which takes place on Sept. 29 at the Metrowalk in Pasig City.

Retired from the NBA since 1998 and enshrined in the Hall of Fame since 2004, Clyde Drexler has come to the conclusion that he didn’t like practicing. Despite being retired now over 10 years, the 46-year-old still finds himself working in basketball on a daily basis. Drexler, who also has his number retired by the University of Houston in 2004, has remained close to the Houston community since winning a title as a Rocket in 1995.

About the NBA
The NBA, founded in 1946, is a professional sports league and global business that features 30 teams in the United States and Canada.  During the 2010-11 season, NBA games will reach 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.  Official NBA rosters currently feature 83 players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA merchandise is sold in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA.com averages more than 26 million page views per day, with more than 50 percent of the site’s visitors coming from outside of North America.  The NBA is the No. 1 U.S. sports league on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, with the most fans, followers, and videos viewed on each, respectively.

What’s Your Number?: Dares Adults To Spill Out Numbers

Noted for her canny portrayals in comedy films, Anna Faris stars in the risqué romantic comedy “What’s Your Number?” opposite the equally hot Chris Evans.

            Tapping the taboo in adult conversations on the number of sex partners, “What’s Your Number?” initially introduces us to Ally Darling (Faris) on a quest to find a husband.  Ally is a delightfully flawed woman who has just read in a magazine article warning that women who have had relationships with 20 or more men are unlikely to settle down and get married.  In a panic, she realizes that she has reached her limit and instead of looking for a new boyfriend, she decides to revisit her 19 exes hoping to find the ideal one.  Assisting her on this quest is her attractive neighbor Collin (Evans).  
             Commenting on her character’s habit of pleasing her boyfriends by adapting to them in different ways, “I think there’s a social pressure to be in a relationship, to get married and have kids.  In our opening scene, Ally is a vegan because her boyfriend is a vegan and she gets dumped.  Then there’s this wealthy guy and she pretends to be upper class and one of her boyfriends is British so she goes all out on the accent,” says Faris.
            “But I don’t think she’s being insincere, she says ‘here is how I’m going to make it work, I want to be in this relationship.  I’ve done that and I think lots of women have done that,’ reflects Faris on her character.
            Also starring on the film is Faris’ real-life husband Chris Pratt as Disgusting Donald, one of Ally’s exes.  His character triggered Ally’s desire to revisit her past relationships.  When they are reunited, he’s morphed into a total heartthrob. Sadly for Ally though, he is now engaged and not at all interested in her.  “I couldn’t be more proud of my wife.  A lot of actresses have their image to worry about or vanity; but Anna will fall down and have chocolate all over her face and toothpaste all over her mouth.  She’s the hottest clown in the world,” Pratt says.
            Faris brings Ally to life with her impeccable comic timing and authenticity that most women will easily identify with.  But Faris points out that Ally is a more complex heroine, “I’ve always loved the idea of a woman screwing up, not knowing what to do. This totally appealed to me because I keep hearing from my friends and other women that “What’s Your Number?” feels like their story.”

             “While the comedy is entertaining, the movie examines some serious issues on self-appreciation,” says co-scribe Jennifer Crittenden.  “Ally is trying to find the right guy who will also appeal to her family.  But ultimately of course, you have to follow your heart, your gut and be who you are. She needs to make her own choices based on who she is as a person.”
            Anna Faris has already displayed her comic talent in hits from the “Scary Movie” series, “Just Friends” and “House Bunny.”  Other impressive appearances in acclaimed dramas include “Lost in Translation” and “Brokeback Mountain.”
            It’s a date with your current and ex lovers when “What’s Your Number?” opens on October 5 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


 “In the future people stop aging at 25 and must work to buy themselves more time, but when a young man finds himself with more time than he can imagine he must run from the corrupt police force to save his life.”

Posing an opportune theme on looking and staying young, the futuristic action thriller “In Time” is set in a not-too-distant future when scientists have created a world where people stop aging at 25. The bad news though is that rather than being immortal everyone is genetically engineered with a body clock that gives them just one more year to live. Unless, that is, they can earn, buy, cheat or steal their way to some extra time.

“In Time” is a film by Andrew Niccol which stars music artist turned actor Justin Timberlake opposite the multi-faceted actress Amanda Seyfried. In the movie, Timberlake is Will Salas who is falsely accused of murder. Will figures out a way with the help of a wealthy hostage Sylvia Weis (Seyfried) to bring down the system where time is money and where only the rich can live forever.

“In Time” is written and directed by New Zealand-born Andrew Niccol, whose previous credits include the screenplay and direction for “The Truman Show” and “Gattaca.” “Gattaca” was ahead of the cinematic curve in its creative use of CGI effects and in envisaging a future world where genetics have become a tool of social engineering. “The Truman Show,” meanwhile, was uncannily prescient about the voyeuristic reality programming that has changed the face of television over the last decade. Not surprisingly then, there’s seemingly a lot more to “In Time” than guns and car chases, even if Niccol insists that the film is first and foremost an action thriller with “a ticking clock in every scene.” “But, yes, it was definitely the theme of immortality, the desire to live forever, that sparked my interest,” the director concedes, adding with a smile that it’s no coincidence that “In Time” was shot in Los Angeles. “Los Angeles is the capital of staying young forever,” he explains.

“At the center of the story,” Niccol adds, “is this idea that in the future everyone is engineered to have a body clock that counts down the time they have left. And this invention is the death of all other inventions. So I think the film does comment a little bit on our seeming desire to stay young forever and what it would mean if we could do that, but our psychology may not be able to keep up with our biology.”

Amanda Seyfried, who recently starred in “Red Riding Hood” and “Mamma Mia” meanwhile, who clocks in at a spot-on 25 (inside and out), says that “In Time” is a completely original idea. The actress explains, “And such an amazing and intense concept – this thought that we may one day be able to switch off the gene for aging – but Andrew makes it seem entirely plausible and the characters feel completely real. I think there are very few writers who can do that: write a script with this extraordinary premise and create an imagined world that you absolutely believe in.”

Justin Timberlake says it was a similar response to Niccol’s script that made him eager to jump on board. “When I first read the script I just got totally caught up in the characters and the story. Will is basically an anti-hero, an ordinary guy who’s forced to become a hero and take on these incredible challenges, and that aspect of it really appealed to me: I wanted him to come from a real place and be street smart but not to have extraordinary abilities. The film might be thought-provoking and give you something to talk about after you leave the cinema, but while you are watching it, the movie stays a couple of steps ahead of you the whole time and doesn’t really give you a chance to catch your breath,” Timberlake says. 

“In Time” opens very soon in October from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Pinoy Gaming Festival Ad and Teaser Trailer

Hey Pinoy gamer enthusiasts are you ready for the awesome yet big gaming conference this coming October?  Pinoy Gaming Festival 2011 will feature Mineski Pro Gaming League Season 3 DotA Championships. This competition will feature 8 finalists all over the country to battle it out to become the Philippine representative for one of the biggest the international DotA event: SMM 2011.

Okey, gear up your DOTA heroes with skills, power, agility,  strength, intelligence and your best strategic game, because here comes the biggest DOTA tournament by MINESKI that will held on this coming October 28-31, 2011 at 4th Flr. Cybezone SM North EDSA wit special guest Alodia Gosiengfiao. Join the tournament and over 150,000 worth of prizes to be given away.

Game Information
DotA All-Stars is based on a custom scenario RTS video game from War craft 3.It is a team strategy where players can choose sides and his own hero. There are two sides on the games, Sentinel and Scourge. Players on the same side fight the other players on the opposing side to win the game. The objective of the games is to destroy the opponents’ base together with AI controlled units called creeps. Heroes start at level 1 and levels up to level 25. Different strategies and team coordinated attacks are essential to win the game.

Other Information
Competition Format: 5v5 team battle
Tournament Bracket: TBA (To be announced)
Platform: PC
Match Winner: The team who destroys the opponent's Throne/ World tree first or the other team whose opponent surrenders
Map Version: Latest stable map
Others: War keys or Hot keys is allowed, Host delay reducer is allowed, 1 substitute 

MPGL Season 3 Grand finals
Number of teams: 8
Tournament Schedule: October 28-30, 2011
Champion: Php 50,000.00 + Razer Goodies + Trip to Malaysia
2nd: Php 20,000.00 + Razer Goodies
3rd: Php 10,000.00 + Razer Goodies

The Finalists
The year-wide long MPGL will conclude with only 8 of the best teams. 3 finalists will be selected on MPGL Luzon based on the top 3 points after the ninth leg, the champions from MPGL Visayas and Mindanao will be flying to Manila to join the grand finals. The last 3 finalist’s slots will have separate events to that will be announced soon.

Season Awards
Special awards will also be given to individuals who excel in their chosen roles and for being the best in the league. The criteria for each award will be as follows: player stats + mpgl evaluation (80%) and fan votes (20%). The awards are: 

The best of the best will be awarded, who do you think will win the awards?

The nominees for each award and the voting period will start on Oct. 3, 2011

With Special Guests: World Domination shout-casters

Known for their unorthodox style of entertaining the crowd, the happy-go-lucky and energetic duo of shout casters have been invited to cast for the grand finals. This will be another plus for DotA fans because they will be seen live on the event, however for those who can't come down to the event just wait for the live stream.

Lon's statement:
"It is an honor to be invited for the event! We think this will be a very fun thing to see! Punta na lang kayo sa event!"
Tryq's statement:
"Alam mo yan! Goodluck to the finalists....magkaubusan sana kayo!"

Stay tuned for more updates and like PGF2011 at facebook


(L-R: SVP for SM Cinema Mr. Edgar C. Tejerero, Korean Ambassador Mr. Hye Min Lee
and SM Prime Holdings Inc. President Mr. Hans T. Sy)

The 2011 Korean Film Festival themed “7 Different Colors of Love” was formally opened on a Red Carpet Premiere of the film, “Secret Reunion” at the Mall of Asia Cinema 6 on September 19, 2011. SM Prime Holdings Inc. President, Mr. Hans T. Sy together with SM Cinema’s Senior Vice President, Mr. Edgar C. Tejerero welcomed the Guest of Honor, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Mr. Hye Min Lee.

The Film Festival is one of the highlights of the Korean Tourism Month Celebration that aims to promote Korean culture and tourism through films. The movies are screened for free and open to the public from September 20 to 25 at SM Cinema North EDSA, Mall of Asia and Sept. 28 to October 2 at SM Cinema Cebu.  The festival features the seven top Korean films : Secret Reunion, Scandal Makers, A Happy Life, My Dear Enemy, Hwang Jin Yu, For Eternal Hearts and Christmas In August.  

SM Cinema’s commitment to strengthen cultural exchange through films continues as it opens its doors to more International Film Festivals.