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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bumper to Bumper 5 Carshow: Hot Import Nights 2012


B2B Weekend Update:
- Check out the Philippine Daily Inquirer today and get the event ad of Hot Import Nights Manila! First 10 to post it receives a Free HIN Manila poster + the limited edition stickers and 2 lucky winner will get 1 pair of VIP invites each!

- Take a picture of the HIN Manila event ad and post it on our wall, just tag your good friends to the max and that's it!

- FIRST 10 who will post it wins the HIN Manila poster + Hot Import Nights Sticker and lucky 2 winners of VIP invites for HIN Manila (pair)

HIN MANILA TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MARCH 1, 2012 in major Ticket Selling Outlets Metrowide!
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Keep you guys posted!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday, Nuffnang!

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Nuffnang celebrating their 5th birthday on February 27 and they inviting nuffies like us!

When: February 27, 2012

Time: 8 PM – 12 MN

Where: Borough, The Podium Mall, 12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

Dress code: BLUE!

The first and only HD7970 equipped With liquid cooling solution in the market


Taipei, Taiwan – February 22nd, 2012–TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today releases the first and only liquid cooling solution in the market: the PowerColor LCS HD7970. Partnered with award-winning cooling manufacture EKwaterblocks, the PowerColor LCS HD7970 enhances the overclocking headroom and has factory OC setting at 1150MHz core and 5.7Gbps memory, delivering extraordinary thermal performance for optimum system stability in a superb OC setting.


The PowerColor LCS HD7970 dissipates the heat from the nickel coated copper base which fully covers the key components, enhancing anti-oxidizing ability and allowing GPU temperature under 50°C even under full load. Moreover, with acetal surface of water block design, preventing moisture damage to ensure the longer life cycle.

Compatible with the latest GCN architecture, the PowerColor LCS HD7970 is ready for DirectX®11.1 and PCI Express 3.0, delivering ground-breaking gaming performance. Engineered with support for AMD Eyefinity Technology 2.0 and HD3D technology, it enables a “wrap around” gaming view with stereo 3D technology to put you right into the game.
PowerColor LCS HD7970 packages a high-flow 3/8" and 1/2" fittings (barbs) to maximize water flow with captured o-rings to prevent leakage. Gamers can customize their own liquid cooling system using these two fittings.

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About EK Water Blocks
Started in year 1999, when the founder Edvard König bought his first computer. The goal for EK is to excel in a niche market of performance upgrades for computers. With continuous research and development, we have established a portfolio of products for water cooling. Quality and breathtaking design on the technological edge is our philosophy. For further information, visit: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/index.php

About TUL Corporation
TUL is a leading supplier of AMD graphics cards under the PowerColor brand. We offer award-winning products based on our technology leading components, quality design and superb engineering. TUL employs more than 150 talents worldwide, with offices in China, Europe, Russia and USA to support over 300 channel partners and distributors in 50 plus countries. For further information, visit: http://www.tul.com.tw/global/
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Golf Event: 2nd CITADEL CHAMPIONSHIP Golf Invitational 2012



Photo-credit goes to Sir Bobby Wong Jr. 2005 http://www.pbase.com/bobbyw/sta_elena


This movie touched my heart and I ‘ll be honest I watched it 13 times with my friends, family old buddies  and special some one…(he he he) I will be looking forward to see it in the 3D in movie theaters.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet in TITANIC 3D

Return to the deep as 20th Century fox brings back “Titanic” in 3D to the big screen on a global theatrical release on April coinciding with its 100th anniversary since sailing.

Opening April 7th in the Phils., the most celebrated film in history is presented to an untapped new generation of audience in 3D format.

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James Cameron who pioneered the first and only truly immersive 3D in “Avatar” brings back timeless “Titanic” in its full glory with enhanced, never-before-seen experience re-mastered in digital 3D. Starring today’s most admired and accomplished actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, “Titanic” first released in 1997 is an epic romance and disaster film.  A fictionalized story of what was then believed to be unsinkable, “Titanic” is the voyage of the most luxurious ship ever built, the RMS Titanic where Jack (DiCaprio) and Rose (Winslet) fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Leonardo DiCaprio_Kate Winslet in TITANIC 3D opens April 7

Amid the thick crowd of well-wishers before the ship’s sail, Rose and Jack would soon meet that would change their lives forever. Rose, a 17-year-old belonging to the upper class American society is suffocating under the rigid expectations of her class suddenly finds herself drawn to the free-spirited steerage passenger Jack. Rose and Jack's forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that ultimately echoes across the years into the present. Nothing on earth is going to come between them -- not even something as unimaginable as the sinking of Titanic.

kate winslet & leonardo dicaprio in TITANIC 3D

Prepare to board when “TITANIC” 3D sets sail once again worldwide on April 7 (Saturday) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in Phils.).






This Means War

After a career that began with romantic comedies like “Princess Diaries 2” and “Just My Luck,” roles in Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable” and JJ Abrams’ re-boot of “Star Trek” as Captain Kirk have seen Chris Pine move into more action roles. With McG’s “This Means War,” he gets to combine both comedy and action as FDR, a CIA operative using all of his agency’s resources to fight a fellow agent, Tuck (Tom Hardy), over the love of a woman (Reese Witherspoon).

“This Means War” is about two of the world’s top spies who’ve been partners and best friends for many years. Through a series of circumstances even they couldn’t anticipate, they fall in love with the same woman,” says producer-screenwriter Simon Kinberg. “FDR and Tuck decide they’re both going to date Lauren and see which one she chooses. As each begins to fall for Lauren, they get increasingly competitive and employ their spy tactics and techniques to sabotage each other. Lauren, who just wanted to find the right guy, has no idea that FDR and Tuck are waging war for her love.”

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For the character of FDR, the filmmakers were looking for what McG calls a “rogue – somebody who was lovable, even while possessing supreme self-confidence. And when it comes to that kind of energy, someone who embodies that magical mix, Chris Pine is the heavyweight champ.”

“I play a guy named FDR, a spy who, with every ounce of his being, enjoys being a spy. He is living the Connery-Bond version of a spy’s life until he meets Lauren Scott and his world is turned upside down. Everything he thought was important—namely guns, women, fast cars and good times with no strings attached—are maybe not so important after all. What becomes important to him is winning the love of this woman,” Pine shares of his character.

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When asked which one is harder – the comedy or the action, Chris admits that doing comedy is a lot harder than the action sequences. “Though a lot of it was learning how to work the guns. We trained with a specialist who told us about close quarters combat. Essentially the basic precept is to inflict the maximum amount of damage using the least amount of movement. Efficiency and expediency. Conversely, in film you want to make it look grander and bigger to make it look sexier, so it was trying to marry those two things.”

Pine has become one of Hollywood’s hottest stars with his critical and box office success portraying the young James T. Kirk in Star Trek, and an inexperienced train conductor in the heart pounding drama Unstoppable. Pine further describes FDR as “a consumer of all things – of fine whiskey, good cigars, nice suits, fast cars, and beautiful ladies. Not necessarily in that order. He enjoys being a spy. He’s the guy who would have watched James Bond movies as a kid and said, ‘I want to do that.’ There’s not a lot of brooding or complication in FDR’s life.”

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“What’s so appealing about it is that it resonates with anyone who has a best friend: having a best friend is kind of like having a girlfriend or a wife, you deal with the same stuff. It's relationship politics. Everyone deals with it. And the comedy lies in the fact that we’ve all been there. Probably minus the guns and stuff, but yeah, it’s funny because it’s true,” concludes Pine.


“This Means War” opens nationwide (Phils.) on February 22 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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This Means War

Currently invading the international mainstream audience and slowly carving her way as a household name is Chelsea Handler who plays the no-holds barred best friend of Reese Witherspoon in “This Means War.”

So far this year’s most enjoyable and hilarious romantic-action comedy to beat, “This Means War” is about two best friends, the best CIA agents use their incredible skills against each other in order to win a woman’s love. Playing the trio trapped in the riotous fray of friendship and love are Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.


Injecting an outsider’s view of the trio’s fray is Chelsea Handler whose character Trish is Lauren’s (Witherspoon) best friend. The inimitable talk show host, comedienne actor and author Handler intimates on her role as herself except that she’s single in real life. “Trish is basically me, but married,” says Handler. “Trish is not the best advisor, but Lauren needs her to provide a jolt of energy. Trish is a wife and mother whose mission in life is to offer frank and explicit opinions on her single friend’s love life.”

In one of her outrageous lines in the movie on women empowerment, she tells Lauren “You better get out there and do the things that every woman wants to do!” relates Handler of one of her lines to get Lauren going on dating two gorgeous men at the same time.


Says Witherspoon: “Everybody has one of those crazy friends who does wacky things and lives vicariously through their dating friends. I’ve known Chelsea for a while, and it was fun that we got to make this movie together. She’s just perfect person for the role.”


Chelsea Handler has one of the most exciting careers in entertainment with a resume that includes bestselling author, talk show host, comedian, and actress to name a few. Recently named one of Glamour Magazine’s 2011 Women of the Year, Chelsea is a permanent fixture in pop culture as she continues to build a multiplatform media empire. In July 2007, Chelsea broke into the world of late-night talk shows with her E! Entertainment series, “Chelsea Lately.” Both Handler and the show have also been recognized as pioneers in late night with the show boasting five female writers to account for half of its writing staff. This is unprecedented in the late night arena that has historically been dominated by male hosts and writers.


“This Means War” opens February 22 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.







A Fire in the Soul: A Cantata -THE CAST


Franco Laurel

Franco Laurel (Br. Antonius) is a theatre, television and film actor.  He is a two-time Aliw Awardee for Best Stage Actor in a Musical.  He has two recorded albums under his belt, beginning with his self-titled album in 1999 and With You in 2002.

Michael de Mesa

Michael de Mesa (Br. Egbert) is an award-winning actor for film, theatre and television. He is currently based in the United States but is back in the Philippines to work on the new TV 5 soap, Valiente.

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro (Br. Arkadius) is a singer, actor and visual artist.  He is currently a regular singer for Armida Siguion Reyna's Aawitan Kita Live sa Makati, and a member of the Filipino Tenors.

Floyd Tena

Floyd Tena (Br. Athanasius) is a singer, radio talent and commercial model.  He has appeared in numerous theatre productions and is part of the all-male Filipino vocal trio, Primo. 

Jonel Mojica

Jonel Mojica (Br. Friedbert) is a Full-time Real Estate executive and occasional actor, singer and radio talent. He was last seen in Von de Guzman's Lam-Ang

Al Gatmaitan

Al Gatmaitan (Br. Mutwald) is a Lyric/Spinto Tenor and actor.  He has worked with the Philippine Opera Company, PETA and other prestigious theatre groups.  His works include the musicale film Emir and the stage musical Noli Me Tangere

Onyl Torres

Only Torres (Japanese Captain) is a singer, stage actor, music director and vocal coach.  He has directed the music of ALIW Award Nominee productions such as Repertory Philippines’ Little Women and Sweeney Todd.

Nazer Salcedo

Nazer Salcedo (Japanese Soldier 1) is a stage actor,director and, educator.He has performed in Europe, America and all over Asia as a classical and kundiman artist.

Gary Fabricante

Gary Fabricante (Japanese Soldier 2) was one of the cast members in La Boheme in Singapore (1997) and recently in Kaos, a musical-spectacle show at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. He currently sings with the Ateneo Chamber Singers, Mass Appeal (a group of professional musicians), Chamber Choir of Asia, the Akafellas and with Nelcanto, an all-male quartet singing classical-pop repertoire.

John Gilbert Arceo

John Gilbert Arceo (Japanese Solider 3) has been a film, television and theater actor for the past 20 years.  His film credits include Scorpio Nights 2, Ekis, Pendro Penduko, Gangland and Amok.  He has hosted regular shows for ABS-CBN and GMA-7 in Bacolod City.  He was part of the cast of the A Fire in the Soul (Bacolod production).

Naomi Sison

Naomi Sison (Alma Mater) is a pianist and singer.  She has performed as a soloist in Paco Park, the Thomas Jefferson Center and the May Theatre in Osaka.  

Jaime Fabregas

Jaime Fabregas (Narrator) is an actor, composer and scorer for film. He is one of the most respected veteran actors in the industry with more than 100 movie credits to his name.  He is presently seen in ABS-CBN’s new primetime soap, E-boy.

Conchita Castillo

Conchita Castillo (Narrator) is an educator and stage actor. She is a founding member of the Genesius Guild Bacolod and actively involved in the theatre activities of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod.  

Dado Jose

Dado Jose (Narrator) is a retired banker.  He has acted in Royal Hunt of the Sun and was last seen in TV5’s Regal Shocker

Ricky Gallaga

Ricardo “Ricky” L. Gallaga, Jr (Narrator) is a father, ophthalmologist, teacher, friend, collector of Nativity sets (and miniature shoes, eggs, angels, etc.), has been involved in acting and directing for the past 50 years.

Tanya Lopez

Tanya Lopez (Narrator) is passionate about theater, museum work and photography.  This Bacolod-based Negrense artist dedicates herself in using arts for education and advocacy.  Her interests include developing scenarios through improvisations, works-in-progress and inter-disciplinary creative collaborations.

Louie Zabaljauregi

Louie Zabaljauregi (Narrator) is an occasional stage and movie actor. He has appeared in various plays, among them is Man for all Seasons; and movies like Virgin Forest, Ang Magdadapo and Namets.



Peque Gallaga conceived A Fire in the Soul as a Cantata. He is a multi-awarded film director, writer and production designer. He is a steadfast educator and is the mentor of countless troops now active as actors, production people, or art department talents in the entertainment industry. In his childhood, he saw the film, The Great Caruso where they sang the “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore and the “Drinking Song” from La Traviata, and he has been hooked on musicals ever since.

Gabby Fernandez conceived A Fire in the Soul as a stage musical and was the director of its first staging at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod in 1995. He is a film, theater and television writer, production designer and director.  He is presently the Chairman of the Production Design Department of the School of Design & Arts, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.

Vicente Garcia Groyon wrote the lyrics and libretto of the Cantata. He is a novelist, film writer and educator.  He teaches with the Department of Communication Arts at De La Salle University. He is a two-time awardee of the Manila Critics Circle, National Book Award for Fiction.

Von de Guzman is a composer, arranger, and music director for film, television, theater and advertising. His musical scores for full-length feature films have won awards in various award-giving bodies in the Philippines. He is a senior lecturer in Film Scoring, Composition and Songwriting at the DLS-College of Saint Benilde. He wrote the music and orchestration of A Fire in the Soul, and is also the orchestra conductor.


“I’d like to make one point clear: when I repeat myself, I feel that it is an enriching experience, because the aspect of composition is what makes any painting a vital aspect—its changeability within the same form.”

-Juvenal Sanso

Classic Sanso opened at Galerie Stephanie last February 9 to a select group of art collectors, critics, and friends of the artist. The quaint but successful gathering had the artist himself meeting his guests. On Tuesday, February 21 at the Atrium of the Podium Mall on ADB Avenue, the exhibit opens to the public—allowing for the full appreciation of the immense talents of one of the creative titan in Philippine art. For inquiries, please contact (632) 634-7954; (632) 709-1488; or email info@galeriejoaquin.com.

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Classic Sanso is witness to a remarkable show of the internationally acclaimed Spanish-Filipino painter Juvenal Sanso of works revisiting his earlier themes and motifs. Known in the past decade for his highly regarded Moderno series – exploring the intense, highly colorful, and creative interpretations of particular views and sceneries he found memorable – the intrepid Presidential Medal of Merit awardee taps deeper into the realm of his memories to show us works that follow the conceptual line that has made him the pre-eminent Philippine visual artist today. His depictions of landscapes, seascapes, and floral scenes culled from his vast and well-travelled memories radiates with an energy and dynamism that is both alluring and captivating. His use of water is demonstrative of his singular ability to capture its many characteristics, from the vibrancy of tides to the tranquility of lakes.

Classic Sanso contains 40 rare works culled from the artist’s studio on canvas and paper. Classic Sanso shows Sanso at his very best—full of life, energy, and passion for his art.

A renowned painter, Juvenal Sanso is one of the best-known members of the Philippine Modernist movement. Having graduated from the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines, he has as his contemporaries National Artists Jose Joya, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, and Napoleon Abueva (his batchmate in UP). His teachers were National Artists Fernando Amorsolo and Guillermo Tolentino. A foremost master, Sanso has had a long and stellar career capped by a number of awards and recognitions including a King’s Cross of Isabella knighthood from the King of Spain, membership into the Order of Chevalier from the French Government, and a Presidential Medal of Merit from the Republic of the Philippines. His works are represented in the collections of some 40 museums in the world, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleaveland Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Rosenwald National Gallery of Washington, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His collectors include the Rothchild Family, Nelson Rockefeller, Vincent Price, Elsa Schiaperelli, Jean Cacteau, and many prominent American, European, and Filipino families.

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