The Tour of Hope 2011: Going the Xtra Mile against Cervical Cancer

I am so touched by the answer of Jeman Villanueva in this video - "I want to protect my family and friends because I can't afford to loose them".
http://youtu.be/l8PdzT-OYWA

Bravehearts is a non-profit organization initially led by the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP) for the Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF), Bravehearts is dedicated to raising awareness on cervical cancer prevention. Bravehearts is currently supported by a growing number of women, including prominent personalities such as Abbygale Arenas-­‐de Leon, who is the current president of the organization, Senator Loren Legarda, Pia Magalona, Ellen Tordesillas, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Jeena Lopez, Maimai Davao, Joyette Jopson and Suzi Entrata.
http://youtu.be/sXM2uBBE5qo
The organization has held successful seminars and projects with the help of its partner organizations and companies. One of its more prominent events is the biking event, The Tour of Hope (TTOH). The tour was introduced in the Philippines in 2008 through the collaboration of GlaxoSmithKline Philippines and the UP Cancer Institute Foundation's Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) network program in strategic partnership with Team David's Salon, the first all woman sports team in the country. Since then, the Tour of Hope has become the largest anti-cervical cancer biking tour in the Philippines and has attracted varied supporters thru the years -- both from public and private sectors. TTOH has become Bravehearts' annual fund raising event and an opportunity to conduct lectures for cervical cancer prevention programs in the different municipalities/cities the tour passes. Just last year, TTOH was able to raise Php750, 000, and the fund was donated to CECAP where more than 200 cervical cancer vaccination was conducted for free to community health workers in selected provinces across the Philippines.

Miss Earth Philippines 2011 Top 10

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I was so lucky when I was able to meet Cebu's Murielle Adrienne Orais during the Miss Earth Philippines candidates visit at The Skin Specialist. Her beauty was so awesome and she's fun to be with. In fact she let me add her in Facebook so that I can tag her photos.
I had great time with her that time.

Amazing! She's included in the top 10 finalist of Miss Earth Philippines 2011. I hope she wins. If that happens she will be the next cebuana after Karla Henry who got the title.

Here’s the list of Miss Philippines Earth 2011 top 10 finalists:

Ma. Alicia Elena Ariosa (Pagadian City)
Murielle Adrienne Orais (Cebu City)
Edan Dafilmoto (Cotabato City)
Michelle Gavagan (Las Piñas City)
Jonavi Quiray (Puerto Princesa City)
Denisse Toribio (Malolos City)
Brenna Gamboa (Fil East Coast USA)
Athena Imperial (Casiguran)
Tarhata Rico (Makati City)
Catrine Rosary Ocampo (General Santos City)

Winners of 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Justin Bieber ties with Eminem with 6 Billboard Music Awards

Here is the complete list of winners:

Top Artist: Eminem
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Male Artist: Eminem
Top Female Artist: Rihanna
Top Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Katy Perry
Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Digital Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga
Top R&B Artist: Usher
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist: Train
Top Alternative Artist: Mumford & Sons
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Millennium Award: Beyoncé
Touring Award: U2
Icon Award: Neil Diamond
Top Billboard 200 Album: Eminem, Recovery
Top Pop Album: Justin Bieber, My World 2.0,, Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
Top R&B Album: Usher, Raymond v. Raymond
Top Rap Album: Eminem, Recovery Top Country Album: Taylor Swift, Speak Now
Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
Top Alternative Album: Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
Top Latin Album: Enrique Iglesias, Euphoria
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga, The Fame
Top Christian Album: Skillet, Awake
Top Hot 100 Song: Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
Top Digital Song: Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
Top Radio Song: Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Nelly, “Just a Dream”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, “Baby”
Top Pop Song: Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
Top R&B Song: Usher featuring will.i.am, “OMG”
Top Rap Song: Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Top Country Song: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Top Rock Song: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister”
Top Alternative Song: Neon Trees, “Animal”
Top Latin Song: Shakira featuring Freshlyground, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”

Pop superstar and super icon Justin Bieber tied with rapper Eminem getting 6 trophies from the recent 2011 Billboard Music Awards. It means Eminem is still on the fame.

Justin’s awards included trophies for Top New Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Pop Album and Top Streaming Song at his first-ever trip to the show. Meanwhile, veteran Eminem (who was not in Las Vegas for the show) nabbed Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song and Top Rap Album for his smash comeback, Recovery.

Meanwhile, the following got three awards each from Billboard were Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Usher, Mumford & Sons and Cruz.

Justin Bieber's PeTA Ad

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Pop Sensation Urges Fans Always to Adopt From an Animal Shelter: 'Animals Can Make U Smile'

Justin Bieber's recent hit single "U Smile" not only has his legions of fans smiling but also has homeless dogs wagging their tails and homeless cats purring. That's because the pop music phenom—whose concert tour hits Manila on May 10—is the star of a new PETA ad that promotes adoptions from animal shelters. The ad was shot by renowned celebrity photographer Cliff Watts.

"It's really important that people adopt," said Bieber. "I really encourage going out to an animal shelter or a place where you can get a dog who has been abandoned or doesn't have a home."

Buying an animal from a pet store or a breeder robs a homeless animal of his or her chance at finding a good home. The less fortunate never even make it to a safe haven; they are left to fend for themselves on the streets, where they are often subjected to abuse by cruel people or succumb to starvation, disease, or injuries.

Bieber's numerous awards include the American Music Awards' Artist of the Year, and he recently released an acoustic version of his breakthrough album called My World Acoustic. He joins a growing list of celebrities—including Lea Michele, Kellan Lutz, Yasmien Kurdi, Pink, Maggie Q, Borgy Manotoc,—who have teamed up with PETA to help animals.

For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com

Cosplay goddesses Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao introduced Wheatgrass

From roots and leaves to powder and then to juice, wheatgrass has evolved into a ready-to-drinkin Can. That's right: the popular health food is now available in a more convenient form that you can drink anytime, anywhere.

Thanks in part to its use of natural honey, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass Ready-to-drink is a veritable health drink that actually tastes as good as it is nutritious.

100% natural and organic, no artificial colors or flavors. That's why when compared to your regular sodas, this health beverage has less calories, less sugar, but has more of the nutrients and enzymes of wheatgrass that are vital for human nutrition and energy.  Healthy drink for everyone.

Famous cosplay goddesses Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao introduced the new Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass ready-to-drink and in this video they shared about their healthy lifestyle.

AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day


As the Philippines celebrates Independence Day on June 12 this year, AXN would like to invite its viewers from the Philippines to send in their well wishes, greetings and their thoughts on what this special day means to them.

Entries should be less than 50 words each and may be in Tagalog, English or Taglish. Send them in by noon on 31 May to our Facebook fanpage (click here for direct link) or email contests@axn-asia.com with the subject title ‘AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day’. Shortlisted entries will be broadcasted on AXN on 12 and 13 June.

https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=15228&post=67819&uid=375174164405#post67819

For the sole purposes of broadcast, AXN reserves the right to edit, adapt or abridge the comments, especially those of a religious, sexual or racial nature. Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!

AXN is the heart of action and adventure. Launched in 1997, AXN is a leading English general entertainment destination among upscale, affluent adults aged 18-39. The channel delivers top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, adventure-reality and first-run lifestyle sports programmes from around the world, as well as dynamic original productions. In 2010, AXN once again cemented its position as Southeast Asia’s No. 1 international channel with The Amazing Race Asia Season 4 and Hawaii Five-0 Season 1.

AXN is an international channel brand that started in Asia, but has since expanded to Latin America and Europe. It is available in 60 countries globally. In Asia, the channel is seen in more than 97 million households across 22 countries, including close to 50 million households on a time-block basis in China.

A provider of unparalleled quality in entertainment, AXN enhanced the viewer experience when it entered the high-definition arena with the launch of AXN HD in March 2009.

AXN ASIA is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by SPE Networks – Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN BEYOND, ANIMAX, SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION and ONE.

delicious Tomato eau de toilette

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Be your most delicious with Tomato eau de toilette

 

EXUDE PURE DELICIOUSNESS when you wear the scrumptious new eau de toilette from Tomato. The special, scene-stealing scents are the latest addition to the Tomato collection of clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. The fragrances will be launched at its branch store in Trinoma on May 20th, 6PM.

The new Tomato fragrances, “Oohlalicious” and “Vavalicious”, are especially blended to complement your Tomato fashion wear and accessories. Oohlalicious and Vavalicious are here to let you be delicious, not just look like it.

Oohlalicious: Subtly yummy
Oohlalicious lets you subtly unleash your inner foxiness. Wear Oohlalicious and leave a trail of unspoken desires and hearts on the verge of breaking simply by walking across the room—no need for obvious gestures.

Just the barest glance at your admirers is enough: your casual smile, tucking a lock of hair behind your ear—it’s your quiet confidence and secret yumminess that will mesmerize them. Oohlalicious will keep them wondering why you’re so unforgettable despite your laid-back, composed and serene exterior.

Oohlalicious opens with fresh and mouth-watering fruity notes; blended with a very feminine heart note composed of jasmine, rose and light musk, trailed by sweet woodsy endnotes.

Oohlalicious is stored in a simple, transparent round flacon adorned with silver heart charms and engraved with the statement “Smell delicious. Be Delicious.”

Sandra Seifert shares, “Oohlalicious is perfect for Tomato Women who are young, fun, and sexy. It gives a boost of positivity so you’d feel good and confident about yourself.”



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Vavalicious: modern, chic, spicy

Vavalicious, on the other hand, is about elegant, chic modernity and sophistication—with a touch of spiciness that hints at some naughty fun in store. It is for women who express their innate elegance and class—but without coming off as too dainty and too refined to the point of boredom.

Wear Vavalicious and be the ultimate prize catch: a woman of class and sophisticated charm but with an undercurrent of thrill, edgy excitement and spice brimming just below the surface.

Vavalicious is a modern and chic iris with the warm woodsy and spicy aromas with a subtle dairy feel.

Designed for modern and elegant Tomato Women, Vavalicious is stored in a heart shaped bottle topped with a sophisticated angled cap ornamented with gold heart charms.

“Vavalicious is something that could ‘spice up’ your life. Apply it on your wrist or neck is like adding a little fun in you,” she relates.

Oohlalicious and Vavalicious will be available in all Tomato branches and kiosks nationwide for only P300 per bottle, starting on the day of their launch.

Visit a Tomato store near you to check out the new Tomato eau de toilette and get a free a cute accessory for your cell phone.

May 21 end of the world rumor

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This doomsday rumor is from Harold Camping, President of Family Radio. You can check out his site at http://www.wecanknow.com. Do you believe this?
This is the day that true believers will be taken up to heaven, while everybody else — Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics and anyone who supports gay marriage or accepts evolution — will be stuck here on Earth for another six months while war and pestilence rains down on us. Then, on Oct. 21, the world will end.

How to Cook Vegetarian Kare Kare

After we've learned How to Cook Vegetarian Adobo. We are going to cook another amazing recipe meat lovers really likes. It is non other than Kare Kare. So we are going to make a vegetarian version of it and so here's How to Cook Vegetarian Kare Kare


INGREDIENTS:
· 1/4 cup peanut oil
· 1/2 kilo of Vegetarian Meat Gluten
· 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
· 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
· 1 tomato, chopped
· 1-1/4 cups water
· Salt to taste
· 2 tablespoons annatto oil
· 3 tablespoons peanut butter mixed with 1/2 cup hot tap water
· Several shots of Tabasco to taste

HOW TO PREPARE:
Heat a large frying pan and add 3 tablespoons of the peanut oil.

Medium Fry Gluten well on both sides in 2 or 3 batches. Place them in a 6-quart heavy stove-top covered casserole.

Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and blanch the gluten.
Simply boil it for a few minutes, drain, and cool. Cut the gluten into strips 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long.

Add the remaining peanut oil to the frying pan and saute the onion and garlic. Add gluten along with the tomato,  water, salt, and annatto oil. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

Simmer partially covered for another 1-1/2 hours, stirring now and then. At the beginning of the last hour of cooking, add the peanut butter mixture and the Tabasco. Taste and add more Tabasco and salt if needed. If all is not very tender, continue to cook a bit longer.

Serve with rice about 6 to 8 servings

Adidas 24, Run and Yoga for Life

Just a guide here's my itenary for the weekend:

May 14

10 : 00 pm Adidas 24 , Eastwood City

May 15

06 : 00 am Run 4 Life, Alabang West Gate

03: 30 pm Yoga for Life, Glorietta 3 carpark

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According to oldies going out during a Friday the 13th is a bad luck. But when I tried going out last friday, it was Amazing because I was in adidas 24 event, there were awesome people like All Stars and gorgeous ladies. So I was able to forget that Friday the 13th was a bad day.

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I spend time till early morning with my blogger friends Mark and Vince. And also with the Green Bulb PR Isa, Dianne and Khit who did great job of staying there 24 hours straight. BTW, Adidas 24 is an epic all day celebration of style, street and sport at Eastwood Manila Philippines. A 24 hours non stop competition in celebration with passion for skills.

*During the event I was struck by this photo of Solenn.

My Next Stop?



06 : 00 am Run 4 Life, Alabang West Gate

With no sleep yet straight from Eastwood City I went to Alabang for the Run 4 Life 2011 fun run.

I ran 5K while Jayson Biadog went on 3K.














Every peso made from Run4Life 2011 goes to Lifeline Foundation's Mangyan and Community Medical Missions; Satellite School Program for the youth of BF Homes;
Soccer Youth Program and the construction of our Community Library. 

 






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Sleepless



Next Stop : Yoga for Life, Glorietta 3 carpark

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Yoga for Life Joins the World in Touching Lives - 28th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.

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Tens of thousands of people from 75 different countries joins the candle lighting ceremony in touching the lives of those affected by HIV.

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An afternoon gathering of yoga enthusiasts and HIV advocates alike in a candlelight sunset ceremony honoring the lives of people affected by HIV and AIDS.



Here's my interview with Co-founders Charmaine Cu-Unjieng and Paulo Leonido. It was also supported by Yoga instructors such as Roland dela Cruz, Jeannie Javelosa, Tesa Celdran, Marilen Elizalde, Marc Carlos, Lex Bonife and Rebecca de Villa.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga is so relaxing plus the fun activities, and it was such an amazing happening, I forgot to bring my yoga mat yet I still joined the Yoga sessions, they let me borrow one. Kudos to the organizers. Woot2x

 

About The Candlelight Memorial

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The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV/AIDS awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries hosting local memorials to honor the lives lost and raise social consciousness about HIV. The Candlelight is also much more than just a memorial. It provides opportunities for leadership development, policy advocacy, partnerships, and improvement of community mobilization skills. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the Candlelight continues to serve as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers, and giving hope to new generations.


During the activity I also had the chance to meet and greet RENT's AJ Bautista campaigning for AIDS awareness. It was great to know because in the play he played Angel, an AIDS victim struggling for life and love. Now he's here as himself doing the same cause. Amazing!

Visit San Juanico Golf Hotel


San Juanico Golf Hotel, a paradise!

THE SAN JUANICO GOLF HOTEL, a 30-room hotel with breathtaking views of verdant, rolling hills and the engineering marvel that is San Juanico Bridge is now open for guests and golfing enthusiasts.

Located in Barangay Camansihay (just 10 kilometers from the capital Tacloban City), the new hotel inside the San Juanico Park, Golf and Country Club has all the amenities visitors would need for a comfortable, safe and memorable experience when touring Leyte or enjoying their golf game at the 18-hole golf course.
The San Juanico Golf Hotel helps meet the growing demand for quality accommodations needed by the increasing number of visitors to the Eastern Visayas region, especially Tacloban City.

Bagets, Magic Bagsik and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

This festive month of May, TV5 offers a great Sunday feast as it begins its weekly servings of “Bagets,” “Magic Bagsik” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” this May 15.

Summer’s almost over but youngsters can still make the most of their vacation with the start of “Bagets,” a TV spin of the ’80s iconic movie that launched the careers of Aga Muhlach, Raymond Launchengco, JC Bonnin, William Martinez and Herbert Bautista. Fast forward to 2011, the youth-oriented TV series presents the lives of a group of teens from different backgrounds in a campus setting. Youngbloods (and the young at heart) will surely relate to the characters of Ace (AJ Muhlach), Georgina (Nadine Lustre), Jules (Josh Padilla), Gayle (Shy Carlos), JC (Rico Dela Paz), Santi (Johan Lourens), Hiro (Aki Torio), Liezl (Meg Imperial) and Tara (Eula Caballero) as they embody today’s Pinoy youth with real-life and day-to-day teenage challenges. “Bagets” premieres this Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Following the success of “Magic Gimik,” TV5 introduces its newest magic show that will tickle one’s mind and leave everyone awed in amazement with “Magic Bagsik.” Teaming up once again as hosts are Kean Cipriano and Empoy Marquez. Based on the US hit show, “Criss Angel Mind Freak,” Magic Bagsik features the mind-boggling stunts of American illusionist Criss Angel and some other world-class Filipino magicians. Hold on to your seats as Criss walks on water, levitates above the Luxor Hotel and floats between two buildings. This and more in Magic Bagsik, this Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Back to back with Magic Bagsik, the world’s most favorite game show is back on Philippine TV as the all new season of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” begins this Sunday on TV5. Hosted by Bossing of Game Shows, Mr. Vic Sotto, the sixth season of the phenomenal game show introduces two additional lifelines, easier game mode and the chance for a lucky player to become richer by P2 million.

This Sunday, one bright kid will be inches away to the jackpot as “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” puts premium to kids and features honor students recommended by their schools to get this once-in-a-lifetime chance to win P2 million. Win or lose, the game show will secure the future of participating kids as it awards college scholarships to each of them.

Don’t miss the new season of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” beginning this Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

So if you’re looking for the best TV experience this Sunday, tune in to TV5 and catch the premiere of “Bagets,” “Magic Bagsik,” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” on May 15.

Natural Remedies for Heartburn

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I would like to share a list of natural remedies that you can use when you have acid reflux or heartburn. No need to use antacids, which have unwanted side effects and contain aluminum, which has been associated with senility and Alzheimer’s disease.

Anise, peppermint, and lavender

Here’s a tea that you can make to help you with acid reflux or heartburn. It will help you reduce the amount of acid you have in your stomach. Mix together equal amounts of aniseed, peppermint and lavender. Make an infusion of this tea:

* boiling 2 ½ cup distilled water
* pour this water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture
* let this tea sit for 3- 5 minutes
* strain the tea and add a little bit of honey if you like.
* place this tea in a thermos

Drink up to 8 oz in the morning and 8 oz in the evening to get relief of acid reflux.

Aniseed or anise – is a powerful herb that helps in digestive conditions and has many other benefits for your body. Use only the ash-colored anise called green anise, European anise or sweet anise. There are two other types of anise, star anise and caraway, which should not be used here.

Peppermint – is another powerful herb for stomach conditions or heartburn. It helps in digestion, stomach distension, cramps, ulcers, and gas.

Lavender – known for it scent has enormous healing activity for your body. Is also an excellent stomach aid. It is useful in reducing acid in the stomach.

Betain, Pepsin, and Papaya digestive enzymes

As you get older, your stomach weakens in its ability to produce hydrochloric acid to digest protein. It is undigested protein that leads to acid reflux or heartburn. Use digestive enzymes that contain Betain, pepsin, or HCl with each meal to make sure you digest all of your protein.

Papaya digestive enzymes, which contain papain, are also excellent for protein digestion and you can use them with each meal. Use 500mg or more of papaya enzymes per meal.

Pineapples

Pineapples are a store house of enzymes and contain bromelain, an enzymes that reduces protein. Pineapples support digestion, reduce inflammation, and supports wound healing. The fresh juice has a high level of enzymes that will help you stop your acid reflux.

You can also buy bromelain as tablet and take 200 – 500mg per meal.

Chicory Root

Chicory comes from a family of bitter herbs that contain endive and escarole. Boil 1 ½ cup of chicory root for 5 - 10 minutes. After it colds to room temperature, drink this tea to correct acid reflux or heartburn.

Adding these herbs to your salad will also have benefits in preventing acid reflux. Eating those foods that are alkaline is the best way to avoid acid reflux and heartburn.

Using the remedies listed here will give relief from your acid reflux. But more importantly add a salad to your diet everyday and you will have less acid reflux in your life.

How to Cook Vegetarian Adobo

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Adobo is one of the easiest ulam to cook for us Filipinos. It can be an Adobong Baboy or Manok. Now if you're going to cook a Vegetarian Adobo, all you need to replace is the pork or chicken. You will now use a vegetarian meat substitute - Tofu.

 

Vegetarian Adobo Ingredients:
2 blocks of Tofu
2/3 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup vinegar
10 cloves of garlic, crushed
Salt to taste
1 Onion bulb
1 Laurel leaf


Vegetarian Adobo Preparation:

  • Cut your Tofu into 2-inch cubes.

  • Add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, cloves of garlic, black pepper, and laurel leaf.

  • Optional: You can marinate in Sprite or 7up

  • Bring to a medium boil for 15 minutes.

  • Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Stir once in a while to avoid burning the bottom.

  • Serve with rice.


How about you what is your favorite vegetarian recipe?

Vegetarian Meat Substitutes

Part of being vegetarian is cooking. And of course you would not be including your pork and chicken anymore to your special recipe. You will now use Vegetarian Meat Substitutes.

Vegetarian Meat are mock meat that we substitute when we cook our special vegetarian recipe. It is used as replacement for Beef, Pork and Chicken. It is manufactured in a way to get the texture and taste of meat.

Beyonce's new video and cover magazine

Watch the trailer of Beyonce “Run The World (Girls)”:

Just recently, Beyonce released her teaser video for “Run The World (Girls)”
From her highly anticipated 4th upcoming solo album she's thinking when the actual world premiere will happen. The music video was choreographed all by herself.

Meanwhile, the video director is Francis Lawrence and he told MTV this - “Some stuff spilled out, but she wasn’t happy about it, so I’ve been sworn to secrecy.”

“She would probably have me shot if I said anything.. It’ll be big, it’ll probably be one of the bigger Beyonce music videos ever done,” he added.

The song is the lead single from her forthcoming album, set for release this year.

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Aside from that Beyonce was also Interviewed on Billboard Magazine:
The new album is called “4.” Aside from this being your fourth solo album, what significance does that number hold?
We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.

How did the creative process begin with the new body of work?


I recorded more than 60 songs: everything I ever wanted to try, I just did it. I started off being inspired by [Afrobeat music pioneer] Fela Kuti. I actually worked with the band from “Fela!” [the hit Broadway musical based on his life] for a couple of days, just to get the feel for the soul and heart of his music; it’s so sexy, and has a great groove you get lost in. I loved his drums, all the horns, how everything was on the one. What I learned most from Fela was artistic freedom: he just felt the spirit. I also found a lot of inspiration in ’90s R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Teena Marie… I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back: I used a lot of the brassiness and grittiness in my voice that people hear in my live performances, but not necessarily on my records.

The 64th Cannes Film Festival begins

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Opens Today.

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From May 11 to 22 the 64th Cannes Film Festival will take place with the American actor, director and producer, Robert De Niro, who is the present President of the Jury.

 

The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes) founded in 1946, is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious film festival.. As It aims to draw attention to and raise the profile of films and, in doing so, contribute to the development of cinema and boost the film industry internationally.

It continues to attract thousands of professionals and film enthusiasts from all over the world for 12 years already.
They come to celebrate the cinema in a unique setting buzzing with cultural and artistic energy.

During the Closing Ceremony, this privileged environment of discovery and vibrant mix of cultures, the Official Selection is revealed, which culminates in the award of the Palme d’Or to the best film entry .

This 2011 edition, the Festival has launched its own official Facebook page to enable amateur film enthusiasts worldwide to feel part of the event, following, sharing and commenting on all the news surrounding the event in real time.

FHM Top 100 Sexiest Woman for 2011

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FHM Philippines has released a partial result and a sneak preview on the latest ranking of their Top 100 Sexiest Woman for 2011.

 

The partial results as of April 29, Amaya star Marian Rivera is leading the votes and followed by the last year winner Immortal star Angel Locsin. Marian Rivera was the Top 1 on FHM Top 100 Sexiest Woman and it’s so admirable considering that she has never been a cover girl of FHM.

Here is the list of Top 10 on the partial result for the Sexiest Woman in the World for 2011:

1. Marian Rivera
2. Angel Locsin
3. Cristine Reyes
4. Sam Pinto
5. Solenn Heussaff
6. Jennylyn Mercado
7. Ellen Adarna
8. Katrina Halili
9. Anne Curtis
10. Rhian Ramos

For the Top 51 to 60:

51. Iza Calzado
52. Janna Dominguez
53. Nina Jose
54. Lovi Poe
55. Daiana Menezes
56. Assunta De Rossi
57. Sheena Halili
58. Michelle Madrigal
59. Regine Velasquez
60. Rachelle Ann Go

If you haven’t vote for your favorite Sexiest Woman for 2011, you only have one month and a half left to vote. For more information visit FHM Philipines Website.

X Factor USA is scheduled to premiere this September

Paula Abdul will be joining Simon Cowell on X Factor USA.

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Paula Abdul, sign a contract deal last Friday after a long time of convincing from the show creator Simon Cowell.

As Simon said “I’ve always wanted Paula. Always been very vocal about that and “I missed her the second she left the show. Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain.”

Two have worked together on American Idol for 8 years. Although their relationship as co-judges of the show is touted as dysfunctional, they missed each other after Paula left Idol and thrilled that they will be reunited as judges again on the new show.

“I am excited beyond words to be a part of The X Factor. I couldn’t be happier to bring my love for cultivating talent and performance to such a wildly anticipated show,” said Paula Abdul and She added “I’m looking forward to being back with the FOX/FremantleMedia family and know that it will be an extraordinary journey – we’re going to have a blast. I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again…but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!”

Paula Abdul will be joining Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole on the panel of X Factor USA and Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger will be serving as the hosts of the show.

The competition is open to both solo artists and groups, has no upper age limit, and the judges act as mentors to the final contestants. Each judge is assigned a category—girls under 25, boys under 25, individuals over 25, and groups—that they place the finalists in after the audition process. Through the live shows, the judges act as mentors to the contestants helping decide song choices and styling, while judging contestants from other categories.

X Factor USA is scheduled to premiere this September.

Energizer Night Race in Dagupan

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After the success of Energizer Night Race inCebu last July 10, 2010 & in Davao last April 16, 2011, Energizer and GMA-7 are bringing its 3rd Night race in Dagupan on May 21, 2011. This is part of the nationwide tour of the Energizer Night Race in the country. The event highlights the endurance of Filipino runners and health enthusiasts who, like the Energizer icon, just keeps on going and going.

“The overwhelming response of last year’s Energizer Night Race has pushed us to hold it in more key cities nationwide. What was unique about our night race was the impact of the multiple Energizer head lights that beam the streets.” Energizer Brand Manager Joan Mendoza says.

Each runner will be given an Energizer headlight with three AAA Energizer batteries, singlet, cap and a Schick razor for a registration fee of only P450. The night race is composed of 3km, 5km, and 10km categories. Three winners from each category will receive cash prizes, medals, and gift packs.

“With the use of Energizer headlight and the unstoppable power of our Energizer batteries, Filipinos can now enjoy running safely at night without ever worrying on running out of power. The Energizer headlight features two bright NICHIA white LED bulbs and one red LED bulb for night vision in a lens that swivels 170-degrees to prevent neck strain. It has an ergonomic head unit with elastic strap for maximum comfort,” Mendoza explains.

Not only will the event promote fitness and health but it will also support the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in July by donating proceeds of the race to the hearing-impaired children in Dagupan through GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. Hearing aids and Energizer Zero-Mercury hearing aid batteries will be awarded to chosen beneficiaries during the Kapuso Night celebration, right after the race.

“Energizer Philippines Inc. recognizes and promotes hearing as vital for the normal learning process and full integration of these children into a productive society. We hope to empower these hearing-impaired children with the tools required for such growth and have a real chance to enjoy life to the fullest,” Mendoza says.

Since 2007, the Energizer Night Race has been held in other countries such as Argentina, Korea, South Africa, Malaysia, and Singapore.

For more information, visit http://www.energizerbatteries.com.ph.

 

How BDO account holders can help save the environment?

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With BDO & WWF, Five Bucks Goes a Long Way!

Banco De Oro Unibank, Inc. (BDO) and WWF-Philippines have just
teamed-up to help sustain and refine Donsol's renowned Whale Shark
eco-tourism program.

The 1290-strong ATM network of BDO will now be transformed into a
handy conduit for BDO clients to support conservation research and
environmental management through an option to voluntarily donate PHP5
to the project after each transaction. This electronic micro-giving
scheme is the first of its kind for WWF's 100-country network.

Proudly brandishing their BDO cards are WWF-Philippines Board Member
Elizabeth T. Sy, BDO President Nestor V. Tan, WWF-Philippines Chairman
Vincent S. Pérez, BDO Branch Banking Head Jaime C. Yu and
WWF-Philippines Vice-Chair and CEO Jose Ma. Lorenzo P. Tan.

We enjoin all WWF supporters with BDO cards to make a donation today.
Your five bucks shall definitely go a long way!

(Image by WWF-Philippines / Gregg Yan)

How to Keep a Clean Face

For those that need more than a special cream like Scotty's Face Cream, then you need to work harder to get rid of acne. Since acne is a condition that occurs from within your body and exhibits on the outside of your body, you need to,

  • Attack acne from inside your body

  • Attack acne from outside your body


If your acne is not to severe, all you might need is a good cream and need only to follow a few steps in my 12 step program to get you past the periods where acne is active.

If your acne is more severe, than you may have to follow my 12-step program, since acne is an expression of your whole body system and is a reflection of what is going on inside your mind, cell structure and internal organs.

Acne is an excessive toxic condition within your body, which the internal elimination organs are unable to eliminate. So your toxins are moved into your blood and excreted through your skin. It is an automatic survival mechanism your body initiates in an effort to protect the insides of your body - cells, liquid, blood, organs, and tissues.

There are 12 areas that you need to look at,

  • Keep your face clean

  • Using Scotty's acne face cream or your favorite face cream

  • Relive your constipation and the tree day liquid fast

  • Making changes to your diet

  • Get plenty of sun, air, and water

  • Vitamins you need to be taking

  • Minerals you should be taking

  • Special supplements to take

  • Herbal mixture to use or drink

  • Special detoxifying drinks or supplements to take

  • Brushing your skin

  • Change your attitude


Step 1: Keeping your face clean

If you use face cosmetics, you need to stop. Some cosmetics irritate the skin and can cause acne by plugging up your pores on your face. The cosmetics chemicals that can cause you the most skin and pore irritation and inflammation are:

mineral oil
lanolin
parabens
propylene glycol

Look at the label of the cosmetics you use. You will find that many cosmetics, soaps, and sunscreens contain these chemicals.

Find a water base make up, not an oil base. Find one that does not irritate your face and use it sparingly

When you wash your face don't use any commercial soaps since they are filled with chemicals that will irritate and worsen your acne condition. And don't excessive wash your face as this will dry your skin of the natural protective oil. Also, don't keep touching your face since you spread or add bacteria to it.

To wash your face use only,

§ Castile hand or liquid soap
§ Pure glycerin hand soap

You can pat your face with a clean hot face towel to bring circulation to your face and to help open and move the toxic material, in the pimple, to the surface. Do not scrub hard to burst a pimple but just scrub lightly to burst a pimple when it is ready to open.

Use the hot towel application only 2-3 times per week.

When a pimple is open do not continue to rub or scrub it. In fact do not pick or scratch an open pimple since this could create other sores or leave scars that are difficult to remove. Just washing your face with clean soap will keep your face free of toxic matter.

Keep in mind,

Whatever you put on your skin will move into your skin and into your bloodstream.

Most commercial creams, lotions, and soaps are filled with all kinds of chemicals that are toxic to your body. By using them you are making your liver work harder.

During the day or at night avoid resting your cheeks or chin on your hand(s) or arm(s). This can irritate your face and cause acne to breakout. When you sleep, try to sleep on your back and not with your face or side of the face into your pillow.

There you have it. Step 1, shows you how to keep your face clean to avoid getting acne or to help relieve acne.

The Samsung Sexy Street Style Promo

I joined The Samsung Sexy Street Style Promo

Samsung Notebook Series 9 Product Specs:

Ultra Slim Profile at 0.64”
Lightweight Body at 2.86lbs.
Stunning display at 400NIT
Intel Core i5-2537M Processor
(1.40GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 3MB cache memory)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
4GB DDR3 Memory
128GB Solid State Drive
13.3-inch LED Hi-Definition (400NIT, Non-Gloss) Screen with SuperBrightPlus Technology
Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Hi-Definition Webcam
Built-in Bluetooth Version 3.0 Hi-Speed
Chargeable 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, MicroSD Card Slot
Surround Sound 3D Sound Effect
Arch Flow Design, Black Chassis, Made from Duralumin (2x Stronger than Aluminum)
3 Years Warranty (1 Year International, 2 Years Local)

As Samsung unveil the newest and sexiest PC they are giving away one Samsung Sexy PC for the lucky winner who can share his/her sexiest picture on facebook.

Check out what the most stylish folks have to say about it and tell us, what sexy for you is in the Samsung Notebook Series 9 Fanpage.

How to Join:

Go to Samsung Notebook Series 9 Fanpage

1. Upload a stylish photo of yourself that defines what sexy for you is?

2. Create a write up about your definition of sexy.

3. Ask your friends to vote for your sexy photo entry.

4. Make it your profile picture on facebook.

One can win a Samsung Notebook series 9 worth P79k++

Burning 600 Calories Per Hour

Burning 600 calories per hour to save 500 women.
Bikers gear up for the country's biggest anti cervical cancer event, The Tour of Hope 2011

Did you know that you can burn 600 calories per hour spent cycling?

Start living that healthy lifestyle you've always wanted and go for a bike ride. Not only is it an environmentally friendly form of transportation and a great way to lose weight, cycling also helps reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by 50%.

It is the preferred form of exercise for many people such as tri athlete Joyette Jopson and celebrity bikers Gem Padilla-Thomas , Jeena Lopez, and David Charlton.

Too Much Sugar, Is it bad for Mosley on Pacquiao vs Mosley Fight?

Sugar Shane Mosley is 39 years old.  At his age he should start to avoid too much sugar already , why? because too much sugar is bad for the health.

  • Food that has too much sugar can cause diabetes.

  • It compromise the immune system.

  • High in sugar causes inflammation of the skin.

  • Free radicals causes too much damage to healthy cells.

  • Too much sugar attracts ants.


Watch this coming May 7 Pacquiao vs Mosley Fight

 

A Weight Loss Knowledge In Aromatherapy Books



Albert Camus once said, “The true university of these days is a collection of books”. So true were his words. You may not have visited once the schools or colleges, yet you can gain knowledge of a field if you have made books your friend. So if you want to excel in the practice of aromatherapy, just go through the aromatherapy books. Aromatherapy books are widely available and save you time and money that you would have spent on any course that teaches aromatherapy.

 

Aromatherapy is being practiced from the ancient days. The roman and Egyptian civilizations were known to make use of essential oils to cure their common illnesses and also used it as a skin and hair care component. In India too, Ayurveda was exercised as a natural method of healing, both mentally and physically. The knowledge of the ages has been compiled in several books.

Earlier, these aromatherapy books remained confined to the place of their birth. However, with the efforts of some scholars, these books, which were earlier in the dark, have come to the notice of people the world over.

And no, you do not have to be conversant with Latin or Sanskrit to read these aromatherapy books; neither do you have to dabble with Arabic to understand the depths of knowledge in these aromatherapy books. Quite a large number of these books have been translated in English and other popular languages.

Many aromatherapy books have been written by contemporary authors as well. New researches and surveys have been included in these books. Some tried and tested aromatherapy exercises, certain myths, and many such information can be easily found in the aromatherapy books.

These are also easily available in all bookstores. So, when coming from your office or during weekends, just get down at a good bookstore. Here you will find such a large collection of books in this segment that you will find it hard to make any buying decision. Alternatively, visit your nearest library. You would surely get your hands on your choice aromatherapy book.

For those of you who find themselves deficient in time, and find that searching for the books in bookstores and libraries is too arduous a task, you have online bookstores for help. With an internet connection in your home or office, you can access all the books that are available on the World Wide Web. If before buying, you want to go through reviews of it then also internet can help. Just browse through the various reviews searched just for you. One can also purchase his choice aromatherapy books through the online shopping facility. You can either pay by your credit card or pay at the time of delivery.

So, what are you waiting for? Peruse through the aromatherapy books and surprise your friends with the knowledge of aromatherapy.

What is Manny Pacquiao's Weight

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Manny Pacquiao work so hard for his upcoming fight against "Sugar" Shane Mosley who already arrived at the MGM Hotel. Mosley knows that he's gonna eat dust to 8 world division champion Manny Pacquiao.

 

On friday, a day before the fight he knows he must shed a few founds before the weigh in to meet the required weight for the welterweight division. Pacquaio already prepared for this. His hard work will soon show up.

Pacquaio is ok now while Mosley should lose weight for Pacquiao fight. But what if he doesn't loose weight for the weigh-in on Friday?

Watch the Pacquiao-Mosley fight live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Do you know What is Manny Pacquiao's Weight?

Miss Earth Philippines 2011 Candidates

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Last year, Kris Psyche O. Resus from the Municipality of Infanta in Quezon Province won the title. She stands 5’6″ with vital statistics of 33-23-34.

The coronation night of the Miss Earth Philippines 2011 will be held on June 5, in Puerto Princesa. This year's candidates for Miss Earth Philippines 2011 are:

  • Gabrielle Marie Cabrera

  • Klaudine Palma

  • Christine Kate Adi

  • Beverlyn Alquiros

  • Dindi Joy Pajares

  • Vivienne Andrea Gulla

  • Alyssa Mae Cañizares

  • Catherine Almirante

  • Christianne Ramos

  • Mardie Rose Enriquez

  • Mary Sheila Rosales

  • Clarize Angelica Barrameda

  • Mercy Malaluan

  • Athena Mae Imperial

  • Murielle Adrienne Orais

  • Edan Dafilmoto

  • Honey Claire Arranguez

  • Imelda Gaborno

  • Cathrine Rosary Ocampo

  • Angela Patricia Medina

  • Rhizsa Jerrika Bravo

  • Michelle Gavagan, Crista Juanico,

  • Czshevinah Hae Alejandro

  • Renee Soraya Hassani

  • Aileene Ella Dango,

  • Tarhata Clio Shari Rico

  • Mary Denisse Toribio

  • Margo Kathrine Midwinter

  • Christine Rodriguez

  • Mary Grace Opingo

  • Jaine Hidalgo

  • Ralph Lauren Asuncion

  • Maria Alicia Elena

  • Zhaniethia Antoinette Villanueva

  • Diana Angelie Jainga

  • Jonavi Raisa Quiray

  • Caraleigh Ico

  • Erika Marie Syhongpan

  • Leslie Ching

  • Ana Maria Baladad

  • Princess Jennifer Iñosa

  • Jaymie Lou Pagulayan,

  • Norella Nacis

  • Diane Carmela Querrer

  • Cari-Dawn Campbell

  • Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

  • Diana Rose Santos

  • Anna Amalia Brillante.


Whoever wins from them will be our representative in the upcoming Miss Earth 2011 in Thailand in November 2011.

 

Getting Rid of Acne

Acne is the most common skin disorder. Over 10% of Americans age 25 - 44 have acne. Over 85% Americans age 12 - 25 will have acne at one time or the other.

If ignored, acne can become infected, create scars, and pockmarks that become permanent on your face. I don't want this to happen to you, so I have written a series of articles on how to clear your acne.

Acne Is a Disease

Acne is a disease called seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis. It occurs when the sebaceous glands, under your skin, become contaminated with oily toxic matter, which contains,

§ dirt
§ dead skin
§ excess sebum oil
§ acid waste
§ bacteria
§ toxic matter


Under normal conditions the sebaceous glands release oil that comes up through your pores onto the skin surface. This release keeps your skin moist and lubricated for protection from the environment.

If your pores on your face are not open or plugged, this creates toxic oil that cannot move out onto your skin. This results in a growth or pimple that start to increase in size as more toxic oil tries to reach the surface of your skin.

If the pore walls burst under the skin, white blood cells move in to digest the collagen around the pores. When this happens, you will have scars on your face.

To avoid having scars, you need to start an acne-clearing program before you get acne or just as soon as you see acne coming so that your pimples and back heads don't get to the point where they get severely infected and burst.

Clearing Your Acne

Acne is a complex condition that involves many parts of the body even though it shows up as only eruptions on the face and else where on your skin. It is a signal that you have problems elsewhere deep within your body. Acne can be caused by a toxic colon, poor digestion of food, weak liver and other conditions that cause the blood to carry too much toxicity.

To clear acne it is not always possible to just do one thing and expect acne to go away. But it may be possible to just use a special cream and have your acne diminish or clear.

Acne may go away by just doing one thing but don't expect it to. A facial cream, diet, herbal treatment, and colon cleanse alone may not be able to clear acne. A combination may or may not work.

In future articles will be covering how to get rid of acne.

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