Monday, October 31, 2011

My Lipton Yellow Tea-Licious Possibility!

My wife and I just moved to a condo unit I rented near our workplace, and boy our cramped studio was waaaaay too hot for comfort! The weather was humid these past few days, and it was quite annoying that our electric fan couldn't quite cool us down.

I guess it's time to treat ourselves with some halo-halo, but we didn't have any condensed milk around. So we tried to refresh ourselves with something else... something uniquely different. So I thought, "How about tea?"

I have been a fan of tea since way back when. Its unique taste and appeal I discovered the first time I got a chance to eat with my parents in one of those Chinese restaurants in Ongpin that serve FREE house tea as we wait for our food to be served. Tea soothes the senses and calms the mind.

And as I discovered LIPTON Yellow Label Tea, its taste and aroma reminded me of real tea Chinese restaurants often serve.

Going back to me and my wife's predicament, since I had Lipton Yellow Tea with me, I thought of enjoying it to beat the heat. And, I came up with my simple concoction - The Yellow Tropical Delight!

"Yellow Tropical Delight" is relatively fun and simple to do.

To make the "Yellow Tropical Delight", all I need are the following ingredients:

- LIPTON Yellow Label Tea
- sugar
- water
- ice

- Mixture of different fruits. Here, I used some...
- Bananas
- Papaya
- Mango
* You may use other fruits as well, preferably soft and sweet. You may try plums, jackfruit, pineapple, etc.

- and chocolate syrup

Here are the steps to prepare "Yellow Tropical Delight":

Step 1: Prepare the LIPTON Yellow tea
- Get a tea bag of LIPTON Yellow tea and dip it in hot water. Dip the bag three times slowly, to bring out the flavor and aroma. Hot water is best used for this process because with it, tea dissolves faster and better.

Step 2: Prepare the fruits to be used
- Slice the fruits you prefer tho use with LIPTON Yellow Tea. I used bananas, papaya and mangoes for my concoction. Slice the fruits in bite size bits for maximum enjoyment!

I brought out some bananas and sliced it across giving me circular banana bits.

Then I got some papaya from a nearby convenience store and sliced into smaller pieces to be used for our recipe.

Lastly, I got some mangoes and sliced it into little cubes. Slice the mango the "normal" way, by cutting it into 3 parts, isolating the seed in the middle. Then get one of its sides and slice the inside in a grid-like manner. Be careful not to slice all the way through the mango peel. After doing this, scoop out the cut out mango cubes.

Step 3: Add sugar
- Put sugar into the LIPTON Yellow Tea and stir

Step 4: Cool down the Yellow Tea
- Fruits are best enjoyed when served cold. To cool down the LIPTON Yellow Tea, you may add a little ice into the mix. Crushed or shaved ice is best for this purpose.

Step 5: Mix in the sliced fruits
- Put the fruits you prepared into the LIPTON Yellow Tea. Mix well.

Step 6: Add chocolate
- You may add chocolate syrup on top of the fruits in your LIPTON Yellow Tropical Delight!

This sweet concoction made me and my wife's day truly exciting because we both love fruits, and adding LIPTON Yellow Tea into the mix is a surefire way to enjoy our favorite fruits and the health benefits of tea at the same time! And not to mention we were able to beat the heat with a cool tea cocktail. That is why LIPTON for me is all about:

L - Living well,
I - Inspiring
P - People to
T - Tea
O - Often
N - Naturally.

LIPTON Yellow Tea is truly a great way to beat the heat! It surely made our day! Specially with my "Yellow Tropical Delight", it's simple to do, delicious, its ingredients are easily available and it's very affordable to make. Thanks to this unique sweet and tangy health brew, we were able to make our day more enjoyable!

This is my entry to the LIPTON Reel Possibilities contest. Deadline is today, October 31, 2011. For more information about this blog contest, feel free to visit LIPTON Philippines on Facebook.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Canon Photmarathon 2011

The registration for Canon Photomarathon 2011 Manila leg is open starting October 28, 2011 8 p.m. onwards. This event will be held on Novermber 12, 2011 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Building, Sen. Gil J Puyat Ave., cor Roxas Blvd. Pasay City.

The Canon Photomarathon is a 1-day on-the-spot photo contest that lets you actually go out and shoot new images within the specified location or area. You’ll get the chance to compete against other amateur/professional photographers & hobbyist under strict contest deadlines. Just submit the images you’ve captured subject to judges’ evaluation. Your thematic creative instincts, as well as your ability to work under tight timeline pressures will be thoroughly tested in this exciting and unique competition.

There are two categories:
1) DSLR category
2) point-and-shoot category

* there was a video contest for last year's Photomarathon but I don't see any video category for this year though...


Prizes will be announced on the day of the competition.

For those who are curious what prizes are at stake, last year, Canon digital cameras and DSLRs were some of the many prizes given away by the sponsor.

The following are the list of equipment that you can use during the PhotoMarathon Contest:

A. Digital Cameras-Point-and-shoot &DSLR
B. Built in flash, speedlite, ring lite, macro twin lite, flash unit, speedlite transmitter & flash diffuser
C. EF/EFS Lenses and other third party lenses
D. FILTERS: Polarizing, Neutral Density, Close-up, Skylight, Softmat, Infrared Filters
E. Tripods, Monopods and the like
F. Remote switch trigger & wireless controller
G. Battery Grips

To register, please visit the Canon Photomarathon 2011 website. There are limited slots if you wish to join this annual photo event. Register ASAP if you are interested. Feel free to check out the guidelines / mechanics for complete set of rules found on their website.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Isuzu Longest KM Highest KM Challenge

Isuzu Philippines is having a contest that dares you to go the farthest / have the highest mileage with the Isuzu Longest KM Highest KM Challenge! Grand prize is 30,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards.

This contest is open to all owners of Isuzu trucks, vans and SUVs, brand new or second hand residing in the Philippines.

General Mechanics:

Fill up an application form available at Isuzu dealerships or participating Caltex stations. A photo must of your vehicle and a copy of your OR-CR should be submitted along with the filled-up application form. OR-CR may not bear the contestant's name as long as the contestant can present a copy of a deed of sale.

Submission of documents is from from September 15, 2011 to November 30, 2011.

Contestant must indicate the starting odometer reading on the application form and take a photo of it as part of the application process.

Application forms may be submitted in any Isuzu dealerships nationwide or participating Caltex Stations.

Isuzu Philippines Corp. will select the top 3 contestants with the highest kilometer readings (based on the submission of the dealer network) on December 9, 2011. Winners will be notified by mail.

The promo is valid from September 15, 2011 to November 30, 2011 only.

Prizes at stake are as follows:

1st place - 30,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards
2nd place - 20,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards
3rd place - 10,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards


For those who want to participate in this contest, I suggest you start as soon as possible to get higher mileage.

For complete information about this contest, and mechanics, visit the Isuzuphil website.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Asking for Support on A C2 Video Contest Entry 2011

Since the C2 video contest deadline is closed, I would like to ask your support for Jun Francisco's contest entry.

Online Voting is 30% of the contest criteria.

To vote his entry, you may click this link here for quick reference...

Then on the lower left side, click VOTE.

Good luck to all the contestants! :)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuning It Up The 2nd Time Around With Muzikademy

Muzikademy, now on its second year is encouraging more participants for this fun-filled Music Camp. Similar to last year's Muzikademy, this project aims to enhance musical talent of out-of-school and underprivileged youth, and teach them how to become total performers in their two day training camp.

Aside from learning from the training camp, candidates also get a chance to win 100,000 pesos worth of prizes and cash. Out-of-school or underprivileged youth 15 to 28 years old are encouraged to join! High School students are also welcome!

"Sa mga gusto maging sikat sa larangan ng musika, ang Muzikademy ay may Music Camp para bigyan ng mga kabataan na walang pera para makapag-training sa larangan ng musika, at mabibigyan ng pagkakataon manalo ng 100,000 pesos halaga ng pera at iba pang premyo."

Thanks to the advocacy of Janice Hung, a renowned wushu model, athlete and singer, and her Managing Director Jen Louise Viola, Muzikademy was formed to give the underprivileged youth a better chance to succeed in the music industry. This event is co-presented with Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks and the Jimei Group.

This 2-day music camp (November 25-26, 2011) will have activities lined up for the event so participants can learn more about developing their music skills and boost self confidence and become better performers.

Muzikademy will also teach scholars how to become marketable not only in the Philippines, but globally.

To showcase the talent of the participating scholars, Muzikademy will hold a concert on Nov.26, 2011, 7pm at Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks, Concert Plaza, Freeport Zone, Pampanga where they will be performing with our very own local celebrities Mcoy Fundales, Tricia Garcia, Elaver, and featuring Chinoy Republic Band.

Muzikademy has partnered with big names in the Music industry like UNIVERSAL MCA - a top international recording label who distributes songs of top artists like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and a whole lot more! Plus more celebrity mentors and industry leaders will be there to guide the participants, such as Jonathan Manalo of Star Records and Kiko Salazar, a producer and composer as well.

How can you join the Muzikademy training camp 2011? (Paano sumali?)

1. Eligibilty: You should be 15 to 28 years old, male or female. Participants should be unsigned out-of-school youth, high school or college students. They can participate as solo, duet, trio or a band up to 5 members. (15-28 taon gulang na out-of-school youth o estudyante sa high school o kolehiyo ang pwede sumali sa Muzikademy training camp.)

2 . Requirements:

a. Download application form
b. Fill-up application form
c. Attach photo
d. Attach 1 original song and 1 cover song in an mp3 format
e. Attach the necessary documents:
- Birth Certificate
- Bgy. Clearance
- Good moral Character

3. Send a demo recording of your songs (1 original and 1 cover song) to this e-mail address:

Criteria for judging in the Muzikademy song writing contest 2011:

Song Writing 25%
Originality 20%
Voice Quality 20%
Performance 15%
Musicality 15%
Audience Impact 5%

TOTAL 100%

Deadline for submission of your entries is on October 30, 2011! So send in your entries before the closing date.

Muzikademy is brought to us by DENTAL FIRST, ACCEL, LG JJ International, Solo, Freeway, Shimmian Manila, Living Thing Future Foundation, and SANJUN Music, Lights and Audio Center, F Salon.

For those who wish to join this cool event, submit your requirements posted above, good luck to you and happy jamming!

This is my entry to the Muzikademy blog contest 2011. For more information about this blog contest, you may visit the Muzikademy contest blog post for 2011. This blog contest aims to promote Muzikademy Training Camp 2011 for interested applicants who want to hone their talents in the field of music.

For those who wish to join Muzikademy, you may reach them through the following numbers: 585-32-00, or text them at 0917-825-8099, or you may e-mail them at

The Muzikademy office address is now located at:

Lot 2 Block 6 Don Mariano Avenue,.
Jordan Plains Phase 4
Novaliches, Quezon City.

You may also visit the Muzikademy Facebook fan page, the Janice Hung Facebook fan page, and the official website of Janice Hung at

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The 7th Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards

To all young marketeers who are up to this challenge, the The 7th Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards for 2011 is open for nominations.

The competition aims to recognize the brilliance of young marketing achievers and inspire other young people to become innovative brand builders. This is open to Filipino Citizens 35 years and below, with at least 2 full years of service with the company at the time of nomination.

Objectives of the Awards:

- To recognize and honor young achievers who excel in marketing
- To encourage and inspire young people to be innovative and excellent brand builders
- To help pave the way for a marketing-oriented Philippine society


The Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards is open to Filipino citizens, 35 years young and below (before the end of the year of nomination), with at least 2 full years of service with the company at the time of nomination.

The marketing & sales category is open to marketing & sales achievers who may be called marketing manager, brand manager, trade marketing manager, account manager, sales manager, business development manager and the like who have not only improved the company standing better than competitors but have also done so while building the brand in a sustainable manner.

The entrepreneur category is open to one who is owner/part-owner of an enterprise and is the main catalyst of the business. The ideal nominee must have started an innovative enterprise, which can either be a new product category or an enhanced product category, challenging the status quo of the industry.

Industries may fall under the following...
- Account Management
- Advocacy Marketing
- Brand Management
- Business Development
- Category Management
- Customer Development
- Events Marketing
- Marketing Communication
- Promotional Marketing
- Entrepreneurial Marketing
- Marketing Management
- Sales Management
- Retail Marketing
- Trade Marketing

- Others (nominee to specify)


There will be a set of independent judges (who are recognized experts in marketing) to be invited to determine the winner of each industry.

For those who are interested, or if you know someone who can qualify for this contest, you may do the following...

For online applications, you may nominate a candidate by filling up the application form found on this link...

Nominations can also be sent via fax at (632) 722-2318 or 412-0034.

You may also submit a supplemental clear book evidencing achievement with a maximum of 20 pages only with your signature in every page. Send this to...

Mansmith and Fielders,
14 Ilang-ilang St.,
Waters Center, New Manila,
Quezon City 1112 Philippines

The Deadline for submission of nominations is on October 31, 2011.

For more information about the contest, you may visit the YMMA Website at You may also send your e-mail for inquiries at or call up at the following numbers: (02) 5840-5858 / (02) 584-8989.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What is A Healthy Deal?

What is A Healthy Deal? Join, a.k.a. Healthy Deals Philppines, the newest and only group-buying site in the Philippines that offers health and wellness deals, coupons and discounts exclusively, just launched and is also holding the “What’s a Healthy Deal?” Bloggers’ Raffle Contest where bloggers who qualify get a chance to win an Apple iPad 2!

Calling all bloggers! is giving away an Apple iPad 2! Just write and join “What’s a Healthy Deal?” Bloggers’ Raffle Contest which runs from September 20 to October 20, 2011.

For me, a healthy deal is something that is great for your overall well being and affordable at the same time! Unfortunately most of us equate healthy living with spending a lot on gyms, supplements, health spas, etc. But thanks to online group buying sites like, you will be able to save more while enjoying its benefits.

Some worthwhile healthy deals include dental and massage services, and more all of which you can buy at lower prices.

For those who are also interested in joining this blog contest, you may check out the mechanics on the contest page. Bloggers must have a blog at least 3 months old to qualify.

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