The summer sale heat is on as Metro
Creative Themes Inc., will hold its 14th staging of the Megabrands Sale on
April 1-3 at the Megatrade Hall 2 & 3, 5th Level, SM Megamall.
The three-day event will showcase
over 100 known brands, both local and international. Shoppers from around the
metropolis will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes,
bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care,
eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and other specialty items.
Shoppers will enjoy up to 70%
discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Reebok, Hush Puppies &
Sebago, Levis & Dockers, Sperry, Skechers, and many more!
RCBC Bankard, still the bank
partner of MCT Events for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0%
interest for up to 12 months. Special giveaways and freebies will also be given
for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.
Over the years, this sale event has
established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most
anticipated events. For the past five years, this event has provided
participating brands with great opportunities to showcase their products and
services to the dynamic market.
The event is free admission to the
public and all major credit cards are accepted.
This event is organized by MCT
Events Management in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!,
World Vision, Sun Cellular and our media partners- WheninManila.com, Out of Town
Blog , Ask by Flow Galindez, Lavishly Parsimonious blog and Congeniality Tess
January 31, 2016, Fellow Filipino Abby Asistio flew to San Francisco and had
the wonderful opportunity of being chosen as one of the eighteen invited by
Facebook on their 12th Anniversary Friends Day celebration with
California-based Alopecia awareness advocate, Rachel Regal.
Alopecia is an autoimmune condition which
results in partial or total head and body hair loss.Abby Asistio have had it since she was four
while Rachel just developed it sometime in 2012, the same year she discovered
that her 10-year-old daughter, Eliana, had it, too.Six inspiring stories were picked by Facebook
among its 1.64 billion users and Abby’s friends were all amazed when they’ve
found out that Abby’s Alopecia story was one of them.Imagine that!
and Rachel met each other through the double A hand sign campaign that Aby
started in 2012, and They've been "connected" since then.Last year, Facebook Stories featured how these
two were able to build a friendship, as well as campaign for disease awareness
through Facebook!And last February 1st,
Abby and Rachel had the chance to tour FB headquarters in Menlo Park, San
Francisco, meet and chat with the people behind Facebook (Founder & CEO
Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox, and a whole lot of awesome
people), get crazy cool gadgets and have one of the best experiences of their
recounted that it was such a surreal feeling to be in the same room as the
creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Z was wearing his trademark look
(jeans, sneakers, shirt and a big smile on his face), and had such a friendly,
approachable aura and demeanor about him.Not at all intimidating!He shared
stories about how the company started, its mission-vision, the ups and downs
that come along, and their future plans.
Those invited also had the chance to ask him questions. When Mark Z was
asked about achieving success and life’s “impossibilities”.He said, “There’s a difference between impossible
and things taking a really long time. Even if you’re not going to be able to do
something in a short time period, if you care about something, you want to see
the world to move into that direction… So
the best thing to do is just get started and not be discouraged.It’s tough because this stuff is hard, or
else people would’ve already done it.”
Asistio got the chance to ask a question to one of the world’s 50 most
powerful, successful women in business, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Aside from Alopecia awareness, Abby is also an
active Real Beauty advocate with girls and women struggling with various
insecurities, being so consumed by the world’s unrealistic and sometimes
superficial standards of beauty. So Abby
asked Sheryl about her perception of it. Sheryl said that beauty is just like success
and that no one could really define it for you.We are all unique.We have
different stories, dreams and desires. We should explore our own inner and
outer beauty, believe and embrace that we are beautiful, and never allow anyone
to tell us otherwise.
capped off his talk by sharing their company philosophy with everyone present.
Though already having over 1 billion subscribers, there are still 7 billion
people all over the world without access to all the meaningful connections and
information that Facebook brings. One
thing that the company stands by is that “things are always 1% completed”. It keeps them grounded, reminding them that
there is always so much work, growth and progress to be done, and so many
people to reach out to and help.
about the Facebook trip was overwhelming and inspiring according to Abby.More than anything, it reminded her about
“responsibility”.We are all given our
own platforms, in this case “accounts and connections”, to make a dent in this
world. It is up to us to become
complacent and take these vehicles for granted, or maximize the opportunities
and use them to make a positive impact in this generation. Abby is grateful that Facebook has become a
medium for her to communicate disease awareness and touch people beyond the
confines of her tiny room and her country. Abby is also glad that she and Rachel are two
out of millions of people choosing to recognize the importance of social media
in contributing to making this world a better place, and actually doing
something about it.
God plans the best adventures and creates the most beautiful surprises.Abby knows that she wouldn't have been
handpicked for this if it weren't for Him, as well as the countless individuals
who have cared and showed support for my advocacy. Abby would like to leave a positive thought to
everyone that we should really take the time to search for and identify our
“purpose” – that one unique, very specific calling that is the result of our
talents, dreams, desires, passions and experiences.Once you find it, be faithful to it no matter
how long or difficult the journey towards its fulfillment may be. You’ll never know where it could lead to, how
far it could go and how large it could grow.
Abby is also thankful that her campaign
continues to spread and reach new heights and she is particularly grateful to
Facebook for giving her this opportunity and to Novuhair,Nature's Answer to Hair Loss
(www.novuhair.com), for always being so supportive of her advocacy and
endeavors. Abby is proud and honored to
have represented the Philippines and the Alopecia community in this once-in-a-lifetime,
WATCH this: Abby’s friends day song here- https://youtu.be/8iV1nXdf4Do
While the term demolition is about
tearing things apart, investment banker Davis Mitchell is knocking down things
to put his life back together.
Mitchell, played by Academy-award
winner Jake Gyllenhaal, lost his wife in a tragic car accident and struggles
with his own life after the loss. He starts to unravel and pours out his
emotions in a complaint letter to a vending machine company.
What starts out as a frustrated
complaint about a stuck package of candy turns into a silent cry for help
received by the company’s customer service representative Karen (Naomi Watts).While Karen has burdens of her own, among
which is the challenge of single-handedly raising a child, she takes the
floundering widower under her wing. Mitchell begins to bond with Karen’s son
Chris (Judah Lewis) and together they set about demolishing the remains of
Mitchell’s shattered life so he can piece it all back together.
The movie is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who received critical acclaim
for his work in Dallas Buyers Club. It also stars seasoned Hollywood actor
Chris Cooper, whose film credits include Adaptation and Amazing Spider-Man 2 as
Mitchell’s father-in-law who is concerned about his spiraling condition.
The movie that seeks
to enlighten viewers about making connections and rebuilding a life thought to
be lost will be shown in Philippine theaters starting April 8, 2016 through
OctoArts Films International.
Sinigang Soup is a ‘must’ in
most Pinoy households’ weekly menu. The whole family enjoys a bowl of warm and
refreshing Sinigang dish in hot or cold weather conditions.
It has been
observed though that most people using sinigang mixes available in the market
would need to add other savory and meaty seasonings i.e. pork cube and
all-in-one seasonings to achieve the ideal sinigang taste, which is not just
about sourness but savory taste as well.
new Ajinomoto® Sinigang Cube is all that you will ever need to cook Sinigang
with the preferred blend of sour-savory (asim-linamnam) taste. It is perfect in
providing the balanced rich, savory deliciousness and appetizing sourness to
any sinigang dish. Each cube is “ZoopSiksik™” because it is packed with the
right level of tamarind sourness and savory taste from meaty extracts.
Cube is available in single 13g pillow pack cube for P5.00 and 8 pieces of 13g
packed in re-sealable stand-up pouch for P38.00.
PORK SINIGANG with Aji-Sinigang Cube
½kilo Pork liempo, Sinigang cut
90grams fresh tomato, quartered
30grams onion, quartered
90grams gabi (taro- root crop)
80grams labanos (radish), sliced diagonally
45grams sitaw (string beans), cut into 1 ½”
90grams kangkong (swamp cabbage)
1piece siling pansigang (green chili)
pork in water for 40-50 minutes until tender.
Add gabi and simmer for 6 minutes.
AND SIMMER. Add AJI-SINIGANG® Cubes and other vegetables. Simmer for 5 minutes
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