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May 19, 2010
Be the first to choose among Fully Booked’s FREE comic books on May 22, 2010 at any FB branch. Sadly, only one comic book will be given away per customer. So be early! (unless you want to feast on their leftovers).
A 20% discount will be applied to graphic novels and all others will be regularly priced. First come, first served. So be there when the door opens at 10AM.
We missed this event last year but definitely not this year. See you there.
May 18, 2010
Budget summer camp. For vacationing students ages 18 up, joinColeman’s Island Getaway!
Date: May 29 – 30, 2010
Location: Nagsasa/Capones, Zambales
Registration Venues: ATC 2nd Level Expansion Mall, Park Square Ayala Center, Robinsons Galleria Lower Level 1 (East Lane, SM) Megamall 5th Level, Building B
End Date of Registration: May 25, 2010
MAXIMUM OF 90 PARTICIPANTS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
Transportation, venue and activity fees
· Use of Coleman Tents, Portable Stoves, Lanterns and Water Recreation products during the event
· Free Coleman Shirt
· 10% Discount Card at Coleman Stores (one-time purchase)
· Chance to win Coleman products during games
· Insurance Coverage from Pioneer Insurance (Php10,000 medical insurance due to accident and Php100,000 coverage for life insurance)
Things to Bring:
Personal sleeping bag / airbed /pillows and beddings
Personal food and beverage (please bring packed breakfast for Saturday morning)
Reusable plate, utensils, and cups/glass for personal use (Strictly NO disposables)
1 sponge & 1 small pack dishwashing soap
Toiletries, insect repellants, sun block and personal medicine
Beach clothes / Swimwear
Trekking shoes or sandals (Capones)
Hat / Bandanna / Sunglasses
Itinerary: May 29, 2010 5 am (Call-time / Departure to Zambales)
May 30, 2010 2 pm (Departure to Manila)
*Pick-up / drop-off point : Focus Global, Inc. Office, Pioneer corner Reliance Sts., Mandaluyong
*Cars can be safely parked inside the Focus Global, Inc. compound with 24 hours guard
For any questions, please contact
Maila Manning (Coleman)
Office: 634 8587 loc 401
May 18, 2010
Venue: The Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill
Date: May 29, 2010, 4PM Assembly Time, 5PM Start of Race
Registration Fee: P300
WHAT TO EXPECT:
1. Game Machines by TimeZone
2. Putting Mats by KinderGolf
3. Table Top Games by Strings of Fun
4. Inflatable Basketball Ring by Purefoods
5. Carbo-Loading Station by SYSU (McCormick, Clare Ole, San Remo, JIF & Tree Top)
6. Take home “fish” pet from Bioresearch
7. Belly Dancing Exhibition for the moms
8. Basketball Shoot out for the dads
This race is open to all (young ones and young ‘once’) . And each participant shall receive singlets, race certificates and gift packs from participating sponsors. Winners will be awarded with medals, trophy and electronic gadgets (psp, ipod & cellphone).
Registration is still ongoing. Just visit any Chris Sports outlet (SM MOA, Annex, Megamall, Glorietta 3, Market Market) and pay a registration fee of P300. Race packets will be released upon registration.
Extended promo to my blog readers, you can still avail of the FREE Ocean Adventure tickets (original ticket prices: P450 for adults and P370 for kids ages 12 years old and below) by sending me your bib numbers. Tickets have to be reserved and will be released after the race. So hurry and register now.
May 6, 2010
This would be my third trip to Singapore and it does not seem to surprise me that there are always new things to see in this small piece of land. Singapore as one of the leading countries in Asia has proven itself worth visiting over and over. This year my excitement reached its peak as I heard the news about the soft opening of Universal Studios. This is great news to someone like me who’s on a tight budget this year. Thanks to all the promo fares from Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, PAL etc. Travelling became much more affordable. At least we now have Hongkong Disneyland and Singapore’s Universal Studios to choose from. I have not been to HK’s Disneyland (our next target) so I can only give you a peek of what to see inside SG’s Universal Studios. Here are some tips I can offer.
To get to Sentosa-Universal Studios, you have to take an MRT ride going to Harbourfront. Don’t be side tracked and start shopping at Vivo City Mall, Harbourfront. It would’nt be nice to carry along shopping bags with you. The very mall is your gateway to Sentosa monorail which located at the 2nd or 3rd level. Prepare en exact amount of $3 dollar coins (SGD) for a round trip ticket to Sentosa. Ticket booths are stationed before entering the monorail platform. A few minutes before going down the 1st station, look around and expect the feeling of excitement.
WATERFRONT station. Alight the first station. Prepare your entrance fee ($66 – weekday and $70+ on a weekend). I would highly recommend that you visit on a weekday. Not only can you save but you also lessen the hassle of long queues or paying extra for the universal express (access pass to all the rides without falling In line).
Just a few steps away and you’ll see the main entrance. Get a bruchure map and make a schedule/checklist of all the rides. Another tip, weather is so unpredictable nowadays so I suggest you bring a small umbrella with you. It can protect you either from a strong heat or storm. You really would’nt know.
Unfortunately, it was a rainy/stormy day for us. We had to tour with an umbrella. We had to do the indoor activities first while waiting for the rain to subside. Umbrellas can be hassle to bring along but the good part is they have locker rooms that can be rented. They are stationed near each ride which requires passenger to stay handsfree. It’s free for the first 30 minutes. Pay extra $3 for succeeding usage. You would also need the locker to leave your extra clothes. Expect to get wet expecially if you plan to ride the Rapids.
Waters are strategically located in different areas. It saves you a few dollars than buying a $2 dollar drinking water per small bottle. If you get hungry, use your food voucher worth $10 dollars. You’ll never go wrong with their burgers. It would even cost you less than eating rice because you can buy two for around $10.
When filled and almost settled, tap off the day by checking out some cool stuffs to take home. By the way, your ticket also includes a $10 voucher for souvernir items. Though the amount is too low to get you nice key chain (for collectors out there) at least you can always add a few bucks. As for me, I chose to buy sweet goodies instead. Never been fond of collecting small items.
There you have it. Another must see in Asia. Enjoy our photos.
April 19, 2010
If you still don’t have a sure plan on what to do this coming April 24, Instituto Cervantes Manila offers you a whole day event of book sale (in english, spanish and tagalog), food, poetry reading, freebies (subtitled Spanish movie passes, demo classes, flowers, guided tours), concert and a whole evening of party.
Join us as IC holds its annual tradition called “Día del Libro”. Last year was a blast and I am expecting that it would even be better this year. More than just books, novelty and gift items, IC will have so much more in store for all of us.
I’ve seen their schedule of activities and just to share some of them..
9:00-12:00 La Maleta de cervantes (Video Workshop for Kids)
10 am – Open House
10-6pm Mercadillo de Libros (Book Market)
Sale of books and distribution of flowers @ the Patio
10-4pm – Pintura para niños (Coloring Activities for Kids) @ Salon Rizal del Casino Español
11am – Guided Tour around IC
11:15am – Demo class for Learning Spanish Online @ Sala Multimedia
dot..dot..dot..(and so many others)
Finalmente, one of the highlights of the event (and this is open for everyone) is their “Latin Party”. Meet new/old amigos, have some vinos and simply enjoy the rest of the evening.
Vale, hasta el Sabado!
Instituto Cervantes is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw Ermita Manila. For other details, you may call at 5261482 local 115.
January 20, 2010
I’m not sure if you notice but the Fort has become too small for runners. And because of such demand and popularity, race packets has obviously becoming pricey every year. So for me, it’s time to become wise. Here are my 2010 tips in choosing races:
1. Review your past race experiences. Since most running events can already be plotted in your race calendars, try to remember the moments when you most enjoy your runs and basically the times you felt you received your money’s worth. (I had a quick thought of KOTR and Condura of 2009 :))
2. Check out the race organizers. The success of each event mostly depend on them. Race orgs who have been consistent in protecting their names to avoid disastrous events are one of the things you should seriously consider.
3. Budget. Spread out your budget all throughout the year. Allocate budget for your trips, hostels, food, etc. Think of people who might be interested to join you especially in your long trips so you can share with the gas expense 🙂 Being with your running buddies/family members will create a fun, bonding experience that starts before, during and after each event.
Also, try to get discounts by registering early or in group. It’s one of the best ways to save. Although, don’t get too excited and register too early. You might get caught up with a more important activity and in the end lose your registration money down the drain.
4. Replace the races you will miss to train for your planned events. It’s good to see your names listed in race results once in awhile but on different note, you may say that it’s not really a loss if you’re still able to run your best during those times. Okay lang maka miss ng event paminsan-minsan.
5. Try new routes. To fuel your excitement, search for event places which you have not tried yet. I can still remember my first trail run at Clark Sacobia last year. The day before the trail run, I was on an adventure ride with my husband and kid, searching for a place to stay overnight to prepare for ‘d’ day. Everything else was a discovery. Truly memorable.
This 2010 will be another discovery trip. My first official race for the year and my second trail run. My trail running shoes will be resurrected once again. Me and my hubby will be running at TNF Nuvali. I have not thought of trail running as the sweetest way to spend a Valentine. Nonetheless, we’ll see how this thing would turn out. I’m quite excited now.
For registration, click here.
For other race tips, please leave a comment. Thanks!