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Love in Abundance

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 Smart Infinity sponsored Love in Abundance, a special fund-raising concert.

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Journey of a Songwriter

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The concert is for the benefit of the AMA Volunteer Program (Associate Missionaries of Assumption).  Jomari and Maryann were both AMA volunteers in the 60’s in Japan and that’s why he has a soft spot for AMA and giving this concert for free.
Tickets are available at the AMA office tel 8170757.  Ticket prices are 500, 1,500 and 2,000.
For tickets, you may call Nina Cuaycong at 892-5808 or 09192536358 or visit the AMA-Philippines office at 2nd floor PCFC Bldg. Assumption San Lorenzo, Makati City.
Sponsored by Oakwood, BMW, Starbucks, Penshoppe, Piandre Salon and Assisi Foundation.

Calling All Bad (Good) Moms

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Calling All Bad (Good) Moms (3)  Thank you Good Moms Jackie @jaxcantonio Cat @catarambulo and Andi for hosting a stress free afternoon for us Bad Moms :-)   who need a break from all the stress.
Calling All Bad (Good) Moms (2)Enjoyed the food at @holeinthewallph and hanging out with the moms

 #centurycitymall #badmomsph #holeinthewallphCalling All Bad (Good) Moms (4)  Definitely partying like Bad Moms #badmomsph at @holeinthewallph at the @centurymallph movie premier of Bad Mom’s

 Lots of food, coffee and giveaways for all the Bad :-O oops I meant Good :-) Moms  #holeinthewallph #centurycitymallCalling All Bad (Good) Moms (7) Calling All Bad (Good) Moms (8) Calling All Bad (Good) Moms (6) Calling All Bad (Good) Moms (9) Calling All Bad (Good) Moms (5)  Bad Moms Jackie @jaxcantonio Cat @catarambulo and Andi @gp_reyes are actually Good Moms.  At today’s movie premier they shared the story of a 5 yr old child’s battle with cancer  “Hi Guys!! Meet Robbie… He’s 5 years old and battling the BIG C.
He’s currently cancer free but still has a lot of medical bills to pay and is under remission.
We’ll be keeping a donation box at the registration area for those who want to help!” Go here @hugsforrobbie
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Rhythm and Blues (R&B), enjoys a rich history, which combines soulful singing and a strong backbeat. It was created by African-Americans in the 1940s and gained popularity in the ’60s with musical legends like Ray Charles, Little Richard, and James Brown as among the most influential and innovative R&B performers.

R&B has served as the foundation for everything from rock to pop to hip hop. The late greats paved the way for the talented superstars you see and hear today. Today’s music icons  easily combine the street edge of hip hop with the soul of R&B  – Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams even Justin Bieber.

The Tokyo Music Jazz and Arts Festival celebrates the timeless genre of R&B and its tradition of breaking musical boundaries with a new concert open to all music fans.

“Rhythm and Blues Remake at Central Square” is a musical collaboration between stalwarts of jazz like Charito, Yuki Arimasa from Japan, Colby Dela Calzada and Alvin Cornista and young musicians like Bratpack, hosted by Cris Villonco, July 15, 2016, Friday, 7:30 pm.

TMJAF Executive Producer, Maja Olivares-Co and Co-Founder, states “We support not only jazz but the promotion of bilateral collaborations between Japan and the Philippines in all creative forms… Design, Art, Cuisine, Architecture… No boundaries.”

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“The dream goes on for TMJAF as we again bring together two countries through a bridge called jazz.  We hope that musicians and audience alike, especially the young, will experience a great sense of artistic value and continue to be part of our global music network,” adds Charito, TMJAF, Co-Producer and Founder and a highly renowned jazz artist in Japan.

The show will be held at Central Square, a premiere retail destination located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  Central Square is the perfect site to house this music collaboration – as it is home to an eclectic mix of apparel, footwear, home and lifestyle brands such as Kate Spade New York, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Dune London, Pottery Barn, Charming Charlie and Beauty Bar to name a few.  Central Square is owned and operated by SSI Group, Inc., the leading specialty retailer in the Philippines with the exclusive franchise rights to some of the biggest international lifestyle brands.

So head on over to Central Square on July 15, Friday at 7:30 pm and be part of this creative and passionate “musical meeting of minds.” Entrance is free.


Address:             5th Avenue cor. 30th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC Taguig

Mall Hours:         11am-10pm, Sunday – Thursday

                          11am-11pm, Friday – Saturday

Trunkline:           9585660

Find us online:     Instagram @centralsquareph |

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Get into the Groove

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Love how some people were so game and dressed up for the Madonna concert!! ( hope you don’t mind guys I grabbed your instagram photos )
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Plant Science Building, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS ) “CALS is regarded as the best college of its kind in the nation, if not the world”

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Cornell has it’s own dairy processing plant.

The Cornell Dairy includes a licensed dairy processing plant. It supports dairy foods teaching, research and extension programs, processes milk  from the Cornell dairy herd, and supplies dairy products Cornell Dairy Bar (2)

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  Yummy ice cream on campus!! Fresh from their own dairy processing plant!

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 Sweet Cornell: Our Sesquicentennial flavor featuring a sweet corn ice cream swirled with a savory salted caramel. ( source: website) Cornell Dairy (Dairy Processing Plant)

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Kid Kulafu

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After the successful showing of Mariquina and Dagitab

Previous entry:  The Making of Marie Pineda August 3, 2014

My cousin, Marie Tantoco Pineda, has a new movie coming out this April 15!


A Film By Paul Soriano Directed by Marie Tantoco Pineda

The untold truth about the humble beginnings of one of the greatest boxers of all time – Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao.

Emmanuel lives a hand-to-mouth existence, caught between the crossfire of his family’s daily struggles and inherent threats borne from his surroundings. One day, he discovers his true talent – boxing. As a way out of poverty, he embarks on a soul-filled journey to follow a seemingly impossible dream.

Driven by love, honor, and an incredible dose of grit, he must risk everything, even his own life, to become a champion – for himself, his family and his country.

Opens April 15 2015 in all Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Watch the exclusive full main trailer of Kid Kulafu! A film about the humble beginnings of 8-time division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Starring Buboy Villar, Alessandra De Rossi and Cesar Montano.
Directed by Paul Soriano.

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HGTV Now in the Philippines

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Last Monday I went to listen to the twins – Jonathan and Drew Scott.  I came a little late and as they were about to enter the ballroom and my first encounter was already so funny!!  and Tall!!  and cute!!!  :-)

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 I have never seen the show but just listening to the two is so entertaining.  They are so funny!  And on March 1, HGTV will be available in the Philippines and you can catch them in their showsHGTV Property Bros (5)HGTV Philippines 2

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