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Saturday, October 16, 2010

How do you Outsmart the Threats of Commute in Metro Manila?

I am a commuter and as a key in developing and shaping our country (as an employee), we must also protect and arm our special belongings when riding or using public transport system. A question from Pacsafe: Win Pacsafe Commutasafe 100 Laptop Bag! courtesy of Out of Town Blog.

I listed some helpful tips for us commuters on the go:
-Secure your wallet. Place them inside a safe location and can be easily remembered. Or you may use equipment or bag for protection like items from Pacsafe.
-Carry small amount of money or distribute them from different places of your bag and pockets.
-Do not walk or cross in dark places and vicinity.
-Walk on the sidewalk opposite the flow of traffic in order to see any vehicle coming towards your way.
-Place your key where you can easily access it to avoid staying longer when opening the gate of our home.
-Don’t accept rides from strangers, and don’t respond to comments from strangers on the streets.
-Be alert for suspicious persons, especially around banks, stores, streets, and in your cars or homes.
-Keep it cool and stay within your pace. Be mindful of the surroundings and to any presence of threats and robbers.
-Have your fare or pass ready in hand when boarding any mass transport system to avoid displaying your wallet and valuable items.

Pacsafe Commutasafe 100

One of my favorite Pacsafe Item is Pacsafe Commutasafe 100 - one of the best laptop bag that I may use during my field work and when traveling or commuting.

The slashproof CommutaSafe 100 provides all encompassing protection for your laptop with a built-in, fully padded laptop sleeve. A combination lock built-in to the slashproof shoulder strap allows the CommutaSafe 100 to both lock closed and lock around a secure fixture.

-eXomesh® Slashguard in lower front and bottom panels
-Slashproof adjustable shoulder strap
-Snatchproof shoulder strap with built-in combination lock not only anchors the bag to a secure fixture but locks it there as well
-Tamperproof screw-fastening metal nut on strap-end opposite combination lock, nut-tightening tool include
-Tamperproof lockable zippers on main compartment
-Fully padded built-in laptop sleeve – fits most 15” laptops
-2 padded mobile phone / PDA / digital camera / mp3 player pockets
-Practical internal organisation including 2 large pockets, 1 large zippered pocket, card slots and pen holders
-2 water bottle / compact umbrella side pockets
-Rear sleeve to secure bag on wheeled luggage handles
-Comfortable padded adjustable non-slip shoulder strap
-Outer front slip pocket

-Materials: 840 ballistic nylon, high-tensile stainless steel wire
-Dimensions: 40.5 x 32 x 16 cm / 16 x 12.5 x 6.25 in
-Laptop Sleeve Dimensions: 37 x 27 x 4.5 cm / 14.5 x 10.5 x 1.75 in
-Maximum strap length: 158 cm / 62.2 in
-Minimum strap length: 102 cm / 40.2 in


And as a rule or TIP 101 on the road, never forget to pray. Call for His help before going out and for every goo chance that He is giving to us.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

My School: Muzikademy

According to Ms Janice Hung:
It is a gathering of innovative souls from the music industry with the prime objective of discovering future music magnets and ingenious composers. The event will certainly generate and enhance musical awareness and better appreciation of Philippine Music among the younger generation by developing out-of-school youth and college students to become total performers through a dynamic training that will prepare them to the alluring world of music.

This event is organized and pioneered by Ms. Janice Hung, a wushu champion, actress, model and acoustic singer, co-presented by FONTANA HOT SPRING and LEISURE PARKS in cooperation with the SUMMA-HANA Arts and Language Foundation Inc. and JHAS Foundation, Inc, both non-stock and non-profit organizations devoted to the promotion, development and support of the arts.  

In line with this, MUZIKADEMY will search the Philippines for out of school youth and college students with musical talents to be our SCHOLARS in our 2-day music camp which will be held on November 26-27 at FONTANA Hot Spring and Leisure Parks, Freeport zone, Pampanga.  This 2-day music camp will include various activities designed to enhance the participants’ realization of their limitless possibilities to become world class performers such as by enhancing their musical ability and teaching them how to package themselves to become marketable not only in the Philippines, but globally.  The workshop will culminate with a concert where our scholars would be performing with our very own world-recognized local celebrities. 

 The MUZIKADEMY offers an opportunity for self-discovery and learning. Music educators, artists, and the youth will interact and exchange views through the magic of lyrics, rhythm and symphonies. Through our concerted efforts, we can transform this vision into reality.  Through the MUZIKADEMY the participants, through their music, will also hopefully be able to express themselves and their advocacies for a better future.

You can join by sending your demo cd and for more details, log on to or call 4194443 or text 09275900739 or e-mail

JANICE HUNG was born in a middle-class Chinese family in the early 80’s in downtown Manila. Even when she was just a kid Janice was never a typical girl. She’s a girl that knows what she wants and she makes things happen.

Because of the discipline Janice acquired from her years of martial arts training, she has excelled in all endeavours she has put her hands in. She became the driving force between two books on Wu Shu, named Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian. The books were authored by her coach and master, Dr. Yu from Beijing Sports University. Janice promotes these books with the main objective of bringing the benefits of great discipline and culture derived from ancient Chinese wisdom to and for the average Filipino.

A successful advertising model, she has endorsed several international and local brands like Chevron, Accel, Cream Silk Shampoo, Mc Donald’s , and Nescafe. She also handled the Kung Fu Panda Campaign. 

Recently, Janice went into acting landing a role in the TV series called Rounin. This was followed by Kung Fu Kids and Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. You may visit, her official website.


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I would like to congratulate each and everyone who joined the contest of DEFACTO Custom Jeans from Hit A Bargain! The list of the winners who won a  DEFACTO Custom Jeans:

1. Arce S. Lim
2. Marlon Guzman
3. Ed Martin A. Cabarrubias
4. Michael Jeffrey Ramos
5. Esvimin Campo Faelnar

The 5 winners above were chosen among those who posted in famous forums aside from other valuable sharings of the Defacto freebie promo, with well-thought out comments on why they should have at least a pair of Defacto Jeans. The contest page can be found here.

The following 5 runner-ups have won for themselves Defacto Jeans gift cheques worth P1,000.00:

1. Marizen A. Villamora
2. Rolly P. Nunez (me)
3. Resly George Amador
4. Michelle O. Ame
5. Jose Victor A. Tamayo

Note: Winners shall be notified via email. Congratulations again and enjoy the perfect fit of DEFACTO Jeans!

for more information, visit Hit a Bargain, contest page and list of winners.

Source: Hit A Bargain.