Thursday, October 20, 2011

FREE Movies at the Taiwan Film Festival 2011!

Catch the 2011 Taiwan Film Festival at the Shangri-la Plaza Mall from October 21 - 26, 2011 where FREE films will be shown. Just be there at least an hour before the screening schedule to get your tickets at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4. Enjoy!

Check out what's in store for you at the movies:

Pinoy Sunday 

The film follows two Filipino migrant workers in Taipei (played by Epy Quizon and Bayani Agbayani) who find an abandoned sofa in the street and attempt to bring it back to their dormitory. The film takes an outsider's perspective on Filipino migrant workers, and as such, it often seems a little off the mark when laying out the motivations of its main characters. More intriguing is its larger portrayal of Taiwanese society. The film depicts a people now caught up in the decadence of urban living, failing to notice the invisible and silent class of people that keeps everything running. Quizon and Agbayani recall Laurel and Hardy as they travel across an unforgiving city landscape.

Three Times 

The film tells three stories in three time periods. In 1966, a soldier falls in love with a pool hall hostess. In 1911, a prostitute seeks to escape her plight, pinning her hopes on a man of influence. And in present day, a pop singer avoids her female lover to spend more time with her male lover. The segments vary in style and tone, all building towards a theme that explores the smallness of romance in a world rife with conflict. Any film lover would do well to seek this movie out.

Jump! Boys 

The film is a documentary following the exploits of a class of young gymnasts and their tough, unforgiving coach. The coach happens to be the director's younger brother, a former rising star in gymnastics whose injuries ended his career and led him into a life of petty crime. The relationship between documentarian and subject is always strange and nebulous. The added connection in the film adds intimacy and sympathy where there would otherwise be judgment. The film takes a pretty serious look at the pressures young people go through in the Taiwanese educational system, but it also somehow manages to be lighthearted and occasionally funny. That’s a pretty amazing achievement.

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti 

In stark black and white, the film follows a poor man as he tangles with Taiwanese bureaucracy to keep custody of his daughter. The man inevitably gets crushed beneath the machinery of bureaucracy, leading him to become more and more desperate. The film is based on a true story, and it mostly takes its cue from Italian neorealist pictures to present the story in a truthful way. The film occasionally cuts into this effect with slices of melodrama and an intrusive musical score. It comes out a little thin in the end, but in moments, the film does have power.

Gangster Rock 

Tells the story of small-time crook who gets put in charge of a shady record company and is tasked to manage a young rock band to stardom. Zoom Hunting A suspense drama that owes much to Hitchcock's Rear Window, telling the tale of a fashion photographer who inadvertently snaps a picture of a woman having a steamy affair. She and her sister decide to keep tabs on the woman, but what starts out as harmless fun turns out to be something more sinister. Gangster Rock doesn't offer many surprises, but it comes from a fine tradition of comedic Asian gangster pictures.

Zoom Hunting 

The film stuffed with twists and turns that ought to leave people guessing.

Short Films: 

The Magical Washing Machine 

Tells the story of a little girl who encounters a magical washing machine that turns garments either old or new, or keep them dirty; sometimes acquiescing to what one wishes for, and sometimes churning out something completely different.

Small Station 

Inspired by a real story, Small Station chronicles the travelogue of a 60-year-old woman and her 35-year-old mentally-disabled son as they journey from Taipei to a remote station in Taiwan.


The sad tale of a young girl who lives in a fictional world transformed by a deadly airborne virus. Knowing that her time is short, the young girl decides to enjoy one last day with the boy she likes. Respire won awards in Cannes, is set in a future where everyone is forced to wear a mask due to a fatal virus released in the air.

Screening Schedule:

October 21 (Friday) 
2:00pm - No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti
5:00pm - Zoom Hunting
8:00pm - Gangster Rock

October 22 (Saturday) 
2:00pm - The Magical Washing Machine, Respire, Small Station
5:00pm - Gangster Rock
8:00pm - Three Times

October 23 (Sunday) 
2:00pm - Zoom Hunting
5:00pm - Pinoy Sunday
8:00pm - No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti

October 24 (Monday) 
2:00pm - Three Times
5:00pm - Jump! Boys
8:00pm - Pinoy Sunday

October 25 (Tuesday) 
2:00pm - Gangster Rock
5:00pm - No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti
8:00pm - The Magical Washing Machine, Respire, Small Station

October 26 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - Jump! Boys
5:00pm - The Magical Washing Machine, Respire, Small Station
8:00pm - Zoom Hunting

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The 2nd Mega Brands Sale 2011

Visit the 2nd Mega Brands Sale from September 30 to October 2, 2011, and enjoy up to 70% off on great selections of shoes, bags, clothes, sporting goods and accessories, houseware, personal care, eyewear and timepieces from more than 125 Participating brands! It's FREE ADMISSION at the Megatrade Halls 2 and 3 at SM Megamall.

What's more, RCBC Bankard cardholders enjoy an exclusive 0% interest, so shop, shop, shop the weekend away!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Food Trip! Manila Ocean Park's Biggest Food Fest

Calling all foodies and culinary enthusiasts! Come and join Food Trip! Manila Ocean Park's Biggest Food Fest happening on September 16, 17 and 18, 2011, at the Driveway and the North Parking Area of Manila Ocean Park, Manila.

Buy your tickets for only P200 each at the Manila Ocean Park Reservations Office and ticket counters and get the following for FREE: meal, beer or softdrink, Funchum, Manila Ocean Park Discount Card, mini concert and other freebies!

Please check out the poster for full event details.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Watch Cine Europa's European Films for FREE!

Cine Europa is celebrating its 14th Year Anniversary by showing European films for FREE! Choose among 17 movies that you can watch at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 1, Shangrila Mall, at absolutely NO COST. Just be there 30 minutes before the screening to guarantee your ticket. This event will run from September 9 - September 18, 2011, so buy your favorite movie snack and grab a seat now!

Check out what's in store for you at the movies:

Exchange (Schimb Valutar, 2008)

The film follows a factory worker who sells off all of his belongings to finance a move to Australia, only to get conned out of his money. In typical Romanian style, the film can be pretty bleak, but it also manages to be intensely human. Set during the aftermath of the Romanian revolution, the film explores people in a state of change, looking for brighter and better things but finding suffering along the way.

Letter to America (Pismo do Amerika, 2001) 

The film follows a young writer who travels to a remote Bulgarian village to record a song for his best friend. His best friend is in America and in a coma, and he hopes that the song, which is said to revive the dead, will help bring him back into the world. Letter to America explores the struggle between the old and new Bulgaria, revealing a rich culture cut off from the rest of the world, and a generation of young people disconnected from their roots.

Intact (Intacto, 2001) 

Is the kind of film that people either really love or really hate. In either case, its propensity for eliciting strong opinions makes it worth a look. The film takes place in a mysterious desert Casino where the “god of chance” (Max Von Sydow) facilitates a series of games for four, tenuously connected characters. The film crafts extravagant set pieces that explore the philosophical ramifications of the very concept of luck. It’s heady, sometimes ridiculous stuff. Some people will have their mind blown. Some will just scratch their heads and wonder what all the fuss is about. Both reactions are surprisingly valid.

Mammoth (Mammut) 

About how the quiet life of a couple changes after the husband faces unlikely encounters during his travels. How About Love About a doctor who travels to the Thai-Burmese border and gets caught up in the affairs of a refugee camp. All of these films are well intentioned, shedding light on some of the great injustices that took place in the world. But the films place drama ahead of the truth, and often come off as a bit superficial.

Little Robbers (Die Kleinen Rauber, 2009)

Revenge and retribution is the name of the game where siblings Robby and Louise attempt to rob the bank that forcibly banished their parents from their apartment after their father lost his job; and Belgium’s Long Weekend, where two ex-factory workers kidnap their former boss to make him pay for the damages he caused his workers when his company went bankrupt.

Long Weekend (Verlengd Weekend) 

Two ex-factory workers kidnap their former boss to make him pay for the damages he caused his workers when his company went bankrupt.

An Ordinary Execution (Une Execution Ordinaire, 2010) 

A young urologist and healer who gets into a relationship with the dictator Stalin, and is cast under his manipulative spell.

Princess (Prinsessa, 2010)

About a mental patient who believes that she's royalty. She’s being treated by a doctor who's a little too eager to try out all sorts of new medical techniques in the treatment of schizophrenia. Though the premise might sound like a recipe for treacle, Princess can be a surprisingly complex depiction of mental illness and treatment in the forties. There are no easy heroes or villains; just people trying to do their best with the limited information that they have. The cast is madeup of some of Finland’s greatest actors, their talent bringing that complexity to life.

The Silent Army (Wit Licht, 2008)

The journey of 11-year-old Abu, who is kidnapped and forced to join the war. Follow a white restaurant owner in Africa as he sets out to find a friend's missing son, only to find a camp training child soldiers.

Mosquitoe's Tango (Tango S Komarmi, 2009) 

About a man who returns to Slovakia seeking a divorce in order to remarry. His fiancee, afraid that he might stray, hires an actor to keep an eye on him. The film is a funny look at a couple of people coming face to face with the people they've become, and the people that they used to be.

The Escape ((Flugten, 2010)

It tells the story of a journalist kidnapped by terrorists who eventually escapes thanks to the help of one of her captors. Their paths cross again, leading to a tense and difficult confrontation. The Escape is a pretty conventional thriller, and it falls into many of the traps of the genre. But if the goal is to get the blood pumping, then the movie certainly succeeds.

Grapes (Bobule, 2008) 

About the adventures of two young men—one is trying to master wine making after inheriting his grandfather's vineyard, while the other is a small-time crook and ladies' man.

The Lark Farm (La Masseria delle allodole, 2007)

Brothers Aram and Assadour, who have not seen each other in a long time, attempt to reunite but get stuck in the travails of a war between countries. Mataharis It follows three female detectives working cases that end up affecting their personal lives. One of them is tasked with infiltrating a factory and finding dirt on a manager trying to form a union.

Young Goethe In Love (Goethe!, 2010) 

Pretty much what the title says, following Goethe in his years as a law student, in love with an alluring young woman named Lotte. It chronicles German poet Johann’s love affair with the beautiful yet feisty Lotte Buff, which ultimately inspired his literary masterpiece, The Sorrows of Young Werther. Never Let Me Go Childhood friends come to terms with their love for one other while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.


September 9
Little Robbers - 12:00 pm
Long Weekend 3:00 pm
Letter to America - 6:00 pm
Grapes - 9:00PM

September 10
The Escape - 12:00 pm
Princess - 3:00 pm
An Ordinary Execution - 6:00 pm
Goethe - 9:00 pm

September 11 
Little Greek Godfather - 12:00 pm
The Lark Farm - 3:00 pm
The Silent Army - 6:00 pm
Exchange - 9:00 pm

September 12 
Intacto - 12:00 pm
Mosquitoes Tango - 3:00 pm
Mammoth - 6:00 pm
How About Love - 9:00 pm

September 13
Never Let Me Go - 12:00 pm
Little Robbers - 3:00 pm
Long Weekend - 6:00 pm
Letter to America - 9:00 pm

September 14 
The Silent Army - 12:00 pm
The Escape - 3:00 pm
Princess - 6:00 pm
An Ordinary Execution - 9:00 pm

September 15 
Goethe - 12:00 pm
Little Greek Godfather - 3:00 pm
The Lark Farm - 6:00 pm
The Silent Army - 9:00 pm

September 16 
Exchange - 12:00 pm
Mosquitoes Tango - 3:00 pm
Mataharis - 6:00 pm
Mammoth - 9:00 pm

September 17
How About Love - 12:00 pm
Never Let Me Go - 3:00 pm
Little Greek Godfather - 6:00 pm
Long Weekend - 9:00 pm

September 18 
Letter to America - 12:00 pm
Grapes - 3:00 pm
The Escape - 6:00 pm
Princess - 9:00 pm

Zest Air's PayDay Seat Sale

Zest Air is having another crazy PayDay Seat Sale that will run from September 9 to 12, 2011.  Travel date is from September 10 to December 15, 2011, so grab a seat now!

P388 for Manila to Iloilo, Virac, San Jose and Busuanga or vice versa
P488 for Manila to Bacolod, Cebu, Kalibo, Catarman and Calbayog or vice versa
P588 for Manila to Tagbilaran and Tacloban or vice versa. P688 for Manila to Puerto Princesa or vice versa P788 for Manila to Marinduque and Tablas or vice versa. P888 for Manila to Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Zamboanga or vice versa
P1,088 for Manila to Masbate and San Fernando (La Union) or vice versa

Hurry! Limited seats only. For phone booking and more information, please call 855-3333 or visit your favorite travel agent.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Max's-Chicken-All-You-Can for P199!

Heads up to all chicken lovers out there. The Max's Chicken-All-You-Can Promo is back!

For only Php 199 per person, you can have as much Max's tasty chicken as you want plus a glass of Pepsi to bring it all down. This chicken madness is available daily from 6:00pm to 10:00pm starting June 10 to July 10, 2011. So ditch your diet in the meantime and visit your favorite Max's Restaurant branch now!

*Available nationwide

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Puregold Discount Days Summer Sale

Puregold Discount Days Summer Sale
April 29 - May 1, 2011
Puregold Price club and Puregold Jr.

~ Buy 1 take 1! up to 50% off on selected items
~ Free Pata Hind for a minimum purchase of P1,000 worth of Fresh items- sea foods, meat, chicken, fish, fruits and vegetables
~ Free 1 kilo Mango for a minimum worth of purchase of P300 fresh fruits
~ 10% off on all fresh vegetables
~ Free Dreams Pillow for a minimum purchase of P5,000 of Home items

Monday, April 18, 2011

Be a jetSIETEr! Grab Cebu Pacific's P777 All Domestic Seat Sale!

Cebu Pacific (CEB) officially begins summer with a P777 seat sale to 33 domestic destinations, from now until April 18, 2011 or until seats last, for travel from June 1 to July 31, 2011.

For the Lite Fare of P777, you can travel to CEB’s most extensive route network in the Philippines.

These destinations are Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga (Coron), Butuan, Calbayog, Cagayan de Oro, Catarman, Cauayan (Isabela), Cebu, Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legaspi, Laoag, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Mindoro), Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tuguegarao, Virac and Zamboanga.

They are also holding a P1,399 Lite Fare seat sale from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, for travel from May 1 to June 30, 2011.

Book your holidays at now!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cebu Pacific's Trademark Piso Sale to all Domestic Destinations!

Cebu Pacific brings back its trademark P1 'Go Lite' seat sale to all 33 domestic destinations, for sale on March 28, 2011 or until seats last. This is for travel from June 1 to December 15, 2011.

You can book flights to any of their 33 domestic destinations, namely:Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga (Coron), Butuan, Calbayog, Cagayan de Oro, Catarman, Cauayan (Isabela), Cebu, Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legaspi, Laoag, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Mindoro), Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tuguegarao, Virac and Zamboanga.

The seat sale fare is exclusive of government tax and fuel surcharge. They are allocating more than 100,000 domestic seats for this P1 sale to encourage people to plan their travels for the 2nd half of the year.

Available at or through travel agents using the Amadeus global distribution system.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cebu Pacific China and Vietnam Sale!

Relax, ticket easy! Enjoy low fares to China and more!

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) offers a China and Vietnam seat sale starting now until March 28, 2011 or until seats last.

For travel from May 1 to July 31, 2011, guests can avail of P1,399 ‘Go Lite’ seats from Manila to Ho Chi Minh.

China seat sale fares are also up for grabs, for travel from July 1 to August 3 1, 2011. P1,399 ‘Go Lite’ seats are available for those traveling from Manila to Guangzhou, while P1,899 ‘Go Lite’ seats are available for those going from Manila to Beijing and Shanghai.

CEB also offers you a one-day select domestic seat sale on March 26, 2011. For travel from May 1 to July 31, 2011, you can avail of P499 ‘Go Lite’ seats from Manila to Bacolod or Tagbilaran.

‘Go Lite’ fares for travel from July 1 to August 31, 2011 are also on sale for as low as P399 from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro, P699 from Cebu to Butuan and P999 from Manila to Butuan or Cagayan de Oro.

They have lowered their fares to China by as much as 62%, and fares to Vietnam by as much as 53% to further promote trade and tourism. So book in advance to avail of low fares at now!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Buy Globe Tattoo and Win Tickets to Bruno Mars!

Buy 3 Globe Tattoo Prepaid sticks and get 1 absolutely FREE! Get 4 Tattoo sticks for only P933.75 each instead of the usual price of P1245.

What's more, get Globe Tattoo’s 3+1 Barkada Promo now and get a chance to win tickets to Bruno Mars Live! Get a raffle ticket for a chance to be one of twelve barkadas who get to see Bruno Mars live in concert on April 8, 2011!

Available until April 3, 2011 at Globe concept stores ONLY.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Win FREE Groceries for 10 Years at Rustan's Supermarket!

Rustan’s Supermarket is in search for a winner for life.FREE groceries for 10 years are up for grabs to lucky shoppers!

Every P600 purchase (including P100 participating sponsor items) entitles you to one raffle coupon.
Collect your coupons and drop them at designated drop boxes at Rustan’s Fresh Supermarket.

Coupon submission is valid only until May 1, 2011. For more information, please see in-store promo posters.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Join Reader's Digest's Free E-Sweepstakes!

What is the Reader’s Digest Daily Sweepstakes? 
Reader’s Digest Daily Sweepstakes is an ongoing sweepstakes that gives away a $1000 monthly prize. Registered users can enter every day of the month to maximize their chances of winning. A winner is chosen at the end of each month from the entries received. 
How does the Reader’s Digest Daily Sweepstakes work? 
First, users must register for the sweepstakes here Upon successful registration and confirmation of email address, users will receive an email daily with that day’s sweepstakes entry code. Users must go back to the Reader’s Digest website, enter the daily code and finish the daily entry process by following the directions online. Users can complete the daily entry process every day of the month for an additional daily entry – thus users can have as many entries in the monthly sweepstakes as there are days that month (31 entries in January, 30 entries in April, etc.). The more entries users have, the more they maximize their chance of winning that month’s prize.
At the end of every month, a winning entry is selected from all of that month’s entries, and a new monthly sweepstakes starts with the first day of the next month. 
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Click here to join and know more about this giveaway!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Reader's Digest Valentine's Giveaway

Reader's Digest is giving away a romantic Bali getaway!

Terms & Conditions:
1. The contest is open to residents of any country in Asia.
2. The prize does not include air travel and is valid for stay dates between 00:01 GMT on 1 March 2011  and 23:59 GMT on 30 June 2011.
3. No entry fee is required.
4. Winner may not transfer prize rights nor obtain substitutions or cash redemptions.
5. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on February 26, 2011.
6. One winner will be determined and announced on or about March 11, 2011.

Click HERE to join this giveaway!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

CEB gives back! PISO Seat Sale up for grabs!

Save on travel because the Philippines’ number one airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB) offers you the PISO seat sale to any domestic destination on February 4, 2011 or until seats last with the arrival of the Chinese New Year!

This is for travel from June 1 to September 30, 2011.

Book flights to any of CEB’s 33 domestic destinations, namely: Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga (Coron), Butuan, Calbayog, Cagayan de Oro, Catarman, Cauayan (Isabela), Cebu, Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legaspi, Laoag, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Mindoro), Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tuguegarao, Virac and Zamboanga.

As the first low-cost carrier in Asia and the largest national flag carrier to date, they give back to you by offering the lowest possible fares. It will only take PHP 1 to travel with friends and family and explore the Philippines!

This promotion is only available via or through travel agents using the Amadeus global distribution system.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kung Hei Fat Sale!

Kung Hei Fat Sale! Celebrate New Year with our Seat Sales to Greater China!

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) celebrates Chinese New Year by offering seats to Greater China as low as P888. The seat sale starts now until February 5, 2011 or until seats last, for travel from May 1 to June 30, 2011.

For a ‘Go Lite’ seat sale fare of only P888, you can travel from Clark to Macau and Hong Kong and from Manila to Taipei.

P1,888 ‘Go Lite’ seats are up for grabs from Manila to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong, as well as from Cebu to Hong Kong.

CEB is the only Philippine carrier operating the most number of routes and flights to Greater China of up to 80 flights a week from Manila, Cebu and Clark. For this Chinese New Year, they celebrate by lowering fares to Greater China by as much as 62%, for the benefit of their passengers.

Cebu Pacific flies thrice weekly to Beijing and Guangzhou, daily to Shanghai and Taipei, 11 times weekly to Macau, and seven times daily to Hong Kong. CEB currently operates 80 flights weekly from the Philippines to Greater China.

For CEB booking and inquiries, visit their website at

Monday, January 31, 2011

Fly to Bangkok for as low as P1,999 'Go Lite'

Cebu Pacific offers a seat sale to Bangkok starting now until February 2, 2011 or until seats last, for travel this May 1 to June 30, 2011.

Guests can avail of P1,999 ‘Go Lite’ seats from Manila and Clark to Bangkok. CEB flies to Bangkok ten times weekly from Manila, and twice weekly from Clark.

Bangkok and the rest of Thailand is a great shopping and beach destination. Get hold of this seat sale for your leisure and business travel at

Log on to and grab great deals on Cebu Pacific Fun Tours where you can combine your lowest roundtrip airfare with the cheapest hotel accommodation in your desired destination.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Powerbooks Design Me Contest

Get ready to showcase your talent!

Powerbooks invites you to submit your best artwork to their Design Me Contest. The winning entry will be used in their next promotional item, the Powerbooks Tumbler.

Contest Details:

* The contest opens on January 26, 2011 and closes on February 15, 2011.
* Submissions will then be posted at the Powerbooks Facebook Fanpage for public voting.
* The winner will be announced on March 4, 2011.
* Your artwork may be submitted in one of these formats:
   EPS, JPG, PSD, AI - and can be up to 9 MB in size.
* Winning entry will be featured as the 2011 Powerbooks Tumbler cover. The winner will also receive Powerbooks Gift certificates worth P2,500.
* Send entries to

For complete details and submission instructions, please read our Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements here.

Files you'll need to create your Powerbooks Tumbler:
1. Logo Guide 
2. Tumbler Template 

Good luck!