Thursday, June 20, 2013

Xtreme Magic Sing

My family loves to sing.  Even when we were small kids, singing is our way of life. Me and my brother know how to play the guitar, my parents are both good in playing the organ/piano and my 3 sisters  are all good singers. Modesty aside, i would say that our family is musically inclined. Still vivid in my mind when my mom bought us a MusicMate Karaoke Machine in the late 70's - for the benefit of those who doesn't know what i'm talking about, let me describe it to you.  It is a black rectangular box which  looks like a primitive luggage with 2 cassette compartments A & B wherein you put a minus one (music without vocals) cassette. It has a Vocal Effects Processor where you can adjusts the delay, echo and reverb of your voice output.  The sound output will make you  feel like a pro singer - unless you are not out-of-tune, hahaha...

Just to give you some trivia, according to Wikipedia, "Karaoke" is derived from the Japanese words "kara" which is short for karano, meaning "empty," and "oke" which is short for okesutora, which means "orchestra." The words combined literally mean "empty orchestra" which implies the function of a karaoke machine, music minus one (to borrow a phrase from jazz practice nomenclature)--musical accompaniment without the singer.

The old Karaoke machine not only makes our family and friends get closer but it greatly improved our singing prowess as well.  Then comes The Magic Sing Videoke Microphone.  It is a revolutionary appliance with similar concept of the first karaoke systems, only it is compact, and portable. It is in the form of a microphone wherein it has slots for micro chips that contain hundreds to thousands of songs. This technology had also outdone the use of karaoke minus one  tapes and CDs. 

Now,  there are new models for aspiring singers and magic sing enthusiasts. 

Xtreme Magic Sing puts "magic" into your voice.  Xtreme Magic Sing has been the favorite handheld videoke microphone of Pinoys.  It is one of the most important equipment in every household, restaurants and gatherings today. 

Constantly innovating to improve on its products, Xtreme Magic Sing continuously comes up with new models that will surely hit its target market.  Each unit is loaded with the latest in-demand songs as well as hundreds classic karaoke favorites. Check out these models:

These latest models also come with fun features such as the option to personalize picture and video background, watch HD Movies or view photos.  Offering the best sound and video quality and other cool features. It is definitely well worth your money, as you're able to get all the conveniences and fun features that most multimedia devices offer, in just one compact package.  Xtreme Magic Sing also offers USB flash drive HDD compatible, Games and more.

If you're looking for some wholesome family fun, make sure to try out Xtreme Magic Sing in your favorite malls and get to experience for yourself what makes this entertainment gadget such a hit after all these years.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Betty Belarmine Sportsfest - 2.27.13

Feb 27, 2013 6 a.m. - This will mark the beginning of Betty's Belarmine School Sports Fest 2013. 

Here are some photos iCaptured in this event.

Matt and Yahré were high spirit in joining a parade for the very first time...

... the sound of the beating drums, and colorful balloons, make their adrenalin get higher.

Friday, June 7, 2013

BlueWater Day Spa launches its search for first-ever BlueWater Babies

When it comes to wellness, BlueWater Day Spa never fails to come up with the most innovative and of course, most effective treatments for a sound mind and body.
From men, women, and now even babies, BlueWater Day Spa has created a totally family-friendly environment, which is coupled by its exciting and effective roster of wellness treatments.
Continuing on with its pursuit of offering clients some much deserved rest and relaxation to help them recharge their weary bodies, BlueWater Day Spa is proud to launch its signature Baby Massage Treatment.  This enables them to address the wellness needs even of young infants and toddlers, as they too, are prone to stress, which is usually caused by the environment and other outside factors.    

Given the support that the treatment has received since it was first introduced, BlueWater Day Spa would like to further promote the benefits the Baby Massage Treatment (and also a way for thanking parents who have availed of the treatment for their babies) through its latest promotion, the first-ever search for BlueWater Baby Image Models.
A modeling search targeting cute babies who will become BlueWater Day Spa’s image models for its signature Baby Massage, the contest will run from June 6 to August 6, 2013 and is open to all babies and toddlers ages 6 months – 2 years old (two winners:  boy and girl) and 2 years – 4 years (two winners:  boy & girl).

Prizes for the four winners include:
• One (1) Birthday Kiddie Spa Party Package for a maximum of 28 persons at BWDS-Ortigas Spa Theatre worth P20,000.00 (Terms and Conditions apply)
•  Complimentary Ten (10) Baby Massage Treatments valid for one year worth P3500.00
• To be featured in a BWDS Ad Campaign for Baby Massage (online, print, in-store ad collaterals) with photo shoot.

So for parents who want their kids to have their start in modeling and just avail of awesome prizes from the family’s favorite spa, check out this link for the full mechanics of the contest

Monday, June 3, 2013


          As part of the National Book Development Board's Little Lit Fest, singer-songwriter-advocate Noel Cabangon enumerates how one becomes a good Filipino in the book Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino (I Am A Good Filipino), produce by Lampara Books.

          Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino became a significant song during the last national elections as it challenged Filipinos to choose to fulfill their duties as good citizens of the country. The song lists the various good deeds and values that need to be cultivated within every individual to become a truly good Filipino.  The words are perfectly captured through images by award winning illustrator-writer Jomike Tejido.

          Over the years, Cabangon has established himself as a staunch supporter of various advocacies. In fact, he was recently named Peace Ambassador of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. He also supports various organizations that promote development and understanding in the society. As a recording artist and a concert performer, on the other hand, Cabangon has released more than ten (10) albums and performed all over the world --France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Kenya, Thailand and Hong Kong.

          Tejido, on the other hand, list among his works Si Dindo Pundido (Golden Book Award 2002), Ang Pambihirang Sombrero, The Foldabots Toy Books and Tagu-Taguan (2010 Best Reads). He has held exhibits in Manila and Singapore where he established himself as one of the premiere artists specializing in acrylic painting on hand-woven mats (banig). His artworks in this book also comprise his seventh solo exhibition.

          Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino is available in major bookstores nationwide.

       This book-signing event is brought to you by Lampara Publishing, Inc. with the support of the NBDB, Museo Pambata and Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Singapore's House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care

House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care. The first branch in Manila, Philippines of the authentic and largest Traditional Javanese Massage establishment in Singapore since 1999 (with 8 branches in Singapore). With an area of about 330 square meters, conveniently located on the 3rd Floor of E. A. Building, 2510 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila (beside DLSU-College of St. Benilde). Its Bali-inspired ambience invites spa-lovers to experience a “resort like” feeling inside this spa. All materials used during its construction came from Indonesia and Singapore.  
And it is true that everyone who enters the spa gets the feeling of being “away from the city”. The front desk consultants wearing the attractive “kebaya” (a traditional blouse-dress combination that originates from Indonesia and worn by women in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Burma, Singapore, southern Thailand, also worn by Singapore Airlines’ flight attendants) will tour you around, making you wonder at how meticulously built the spa was. Try the skilled hands of the therapists well-trained by Indonesian and Singaporean trainers, definitely another edge over competitors.

What’s unique about the House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care is that it offers not only authentic Javanese Massage (Indonesian massage) for the whole family, sportsmen, executives, young and elderly (providing a various selection of Massage Lotion Cream and Traditional Herbal Ointment for individual needs) but also other various traditional treatments:
* Aromatic Javanese Full Body MassageIndonesian style of body massage using deep pressure with aromatic or essential oils instead of the traditional Javanese oil
*Massage Cupping/Ventosa – Body is massaged using partial vacuum cups created by heat into the acupressure point instead of applying thumb pressure
*Toxin Release - Ginger treatment or wrap using freshly pounded ginger thread and juice wrapped in the body for 30 minutes; good for colds and allergy relief, detoxification and promotes good blood circulation and relaxation
*Traditional Foot Reflexology - Massage from feet to the knee, concentrating on the reflexology pointsleading to the internal organs and body systems
*Pre-Natal Body Massage - Gentle massage for pregnant women from 4th month onwards (or after the first trimester) lying down sideways, focusing mainly on the legs ,
upper back and shoulders; relieves stress, muscle pains and cramps; a good form of relaxation for pregnant women
*Post-Natal Body Massage - Traditional Javanese full body massage after birth with application of Indonesian herbs “pillis” for the head  “tepal wangi” for the tummy , “beras kanchur” for arms, shoulders and legs; Helps mothers get back in shape, prevents headaches/migraine, relieves feeling of tiredness, gives warming effect on the body and improves blood circulation. This treatment can be done right after giving birth for normal delivery, and 6 weeks after Caesarian operation
*Princess V - “Fogging” vaginal area using special Indonesian herbs in a sitting position on our Traditional Princess V Chair; Helps contract uterus , reduce excessive white discharge and eliminates unpleasant odor and wetness
*Traditional Boreh Treatment (Herbal Body Mask) - Applying Indonesian “Boreh “ herbs on the whole body for 30 minutes , then Javanese Massage after shower; Helps relieve stress, muscle pain, and headache; Improves blood circulation, removes dead cells and moisturizes the skin. Interesting, huh?
 The spa operates from 11am-12am daily. It offers membership packages ranging from P6,000 (for individual), P10,000 (for dual) and P15,000 (for corporate) which already include gift vouchers for Javanese Massage and Intensive Facial - on top of the 20%lifetime discount - valid in Singapore branches. The use of jacuzzi in the Family Room and Couple’s Room is an exclusive privilege extended to its valued members.
It also owns D’ Java Factory (Singapore) with more than 700 different spa products and accessories made of 100% organic products ranging from highly selected herbs and spices.
We are having our pre-opening special promotions until July 31, 2013. To know more of these promos, please like us on Facebook: House of Traditional Javanese Massage and Beauty Care – Manila.
For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 2150986 and 09177153655 or or visit