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TORUK – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil

 

One month until the Asian debut in Manila! June 23rd – July 2nd

Manila, May 24th, 2017 – Cirque du Soleil is delighted to hold it’s Asian premiere of TORUK –  The First Flight in Manila, Philippines! Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, the show will be presented at the Mall of Asia Arena June 23rd– July 2nd 2017.

“After 15 months of touring North America and over 1.3 million fans, we are ecstatic to make our Asian debut in the great city of Manila! We heard Filipinos love the movie Avatar so we really hope they will join us to revisit Pandora in this visually stunning live setting. TORUK is a one-of-a-kind show with breathtaking video projections, impressive acrobatic acts, gigantic puppets… There is truly something for everyone in the family!’’ says Janie Mallet, publicist for TORUK – The First Flight.

Avatar is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly because it’s all about human performance and physicality. It makes you feel alive to watch these performers!”  – James Cameron, writer and director of Avatar

Tickets start at 1500PHP and are now on sale at www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk and smtickets.com!

The show
Since Fall 2015, TORUK – The First Flight has traveled through Canada, the United States and Mexico to bring James Cameron’s world of Pandora to life every week. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

Follow us at www.facebook.com/torukthefirstflight, Twitter @cirque | Instagram @cirquedusoleil | Snapchat @CirqueSnap | #TORUK #Avatar #CirqueduSoleil

Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit https://www.onedrop.org.

Press Launch Photos


Rexona Run 2014: Run To Your Beat

Run to your beat 2014

 

REXONA RUN 2014 RUN TO YOUR BEAT
October 26, 2014
SEASIDE BLVD., SM MALL OF ASIA
5km/10km/21km
http://www.runrio.com/rexonarun

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

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PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES:

  • RUNNR STORE:
    • BGC – B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
  • TOBY’S STORES:
    • GALLERIA BRANCH – 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
    • SM NORTH BRANCH – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
    • SM MALL OF ASIA BRANCH – G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

FEES AND INCLUSIONS:

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Notes:

  • Additional P200 will be charged for race kit delivery: P150 delivery & processing fee & P50 web admin fee.
  • For online (credit card) registrants: complete race kit will be delivered, sizes will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery of race kit will be on or before October 19, 2014.
  • For pre-paid card registrants: the singlet shall be given upon purchasing the prepaid card, sizes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The rest of the race kit will be delivered. Delivery of race kit will be on or before October 19, 2014.
  • For in-store registrants: complete race kit will be given upon registration for actual runners. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional fees will be applied.

ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

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SINGLET:

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FINISHER’S SHIRT:

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FINISHER’S AND WINNER’S MEDALS:

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ROUTE MAPS: (click to view a larger version)
21k Route

10k Route

5k Route

 

Press Release

Rexona Takes Music Powered Run to The Next Level

On October 26, immerse yourself in a trail of pulsating beats and scintillating visuals that will push you to go further into running euphoria at one of the most sought-after runs in the calendar, the Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014.

Taking Rexona’s Do More philosophy to the next level, Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014 will once again challenge you to stretch your limits at a music powered run that pushes you further while you stay fresh. Mar Corazo, Rexona Brand Manager, says, “We are always finding ways to make the Rexona Run more exciting than the last. This year, we wanted to take the Do More philosophy into higher gear with stimulating visuals to match music from different genres, as interpreted by some of Manila’s top DJs.”

This year, Rexona has chosen to collaborate with the Republiq group and the top DJs in the Philippines to fuel your run with live music. Pushing runners to the finish line will be DJs Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Deuce Manila, Martin Pulgar, Euric, Motherbasss, and MC Pao.

To make things even more exciting, Rexona introduces three new tunnels with varying themes that will make the music come to life. At key points during the race, runners will be able to experience the Retro, HipHop and EDM themed tunnels that will have different features, from roller bladders to disco balls, street art to laser light. But of course, only those who can do more can enjoy all three tunnels. 5K and 10k runners will go through two tunnels, while 21k runners will be able to experience all three!

Gun start for 5k is 3:45 AM, 10k 3:30 AM and 21k 3:00 AM. Interested runners can register online at www.runrio.com/rexonarun starting September 8, today, until October 12, 2014. In-store registration will also be available in Toby’s MOA, RUNNR Store or Move in Bonifacio High Street, Toby’s SM North EDSA, The Block and Toby’s Robinsons Galleria starting Friday, September 12 until October 19.

To prepare individuals for this much-awaited run, Rexona will be holding running clinics from

September 16 – October 23. Led by Coach Rio, in collaboration with 360 Club Fitness, the clinics will be twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-9PM at the Fort. The clinic is open to all interested individuals, but priority will be given to those who have registered for the Rexona Run 2014. Sign up for the Rexona Run running clinics now at the Training Camp tab on the Rexona Facebook page.

Stay fresh as the live music pushes you further at Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014!


1st OPM Chillout Album – Arcadia

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Arcadia: the first full LP chillout album done locally by electronica artist, Silverfilter. It’s purely Pinoy-made chillout music and not some compilation of international chillout tracks. It’s really pushing for Pinoy pride in delivering something on our end for the genre.
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From the artist:
“Here’s a write up I have for the album description for my digital store : silverfilter’s 6th Studio LP brings us Arcadia. A 10-track collection of works that awaited release for years and is finally seeing the light of day. Arcadia comes up with a feeling that there are two parts to it: The Chillout half and the Lounge half. Though intertwined in the same umbrella of electronic music, the tracks on Arcadia starts out slow and relaxed as it builds up gradually into something more with a little vibe to it, enough to tap your fingers or sway a bit, while keeping that chilled out feel. The album sounds balanced enough to keep you relaxed and awake at the same time, which makes the album a little journey into the downtempo mind of silverfilter.
There really isn’t a specific theme to it but more on the focus on writing and producing the first Pinoy-made chillout album to push what “OPM” can offer the world 🙂 “
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You can review and check out his music as there is a playable demo (low fidelity) version of his music at https://silverfilter.bandcamp.com/album/arcadia
for a brief summarized sample of his music you can check out

https://soundcloud.com/silverfilter/arcadia-album-sampler-in-6


Mocha Girls’ UNO Magazine Launch (Warning: Mature Readers Only)

Last night was a blast for bloggers and traditional media, when UNO Magazine launched their Mocha Girls special issue for the month of December. All of us at the function room of Off The Grill Bar and Restaurant in Timog, Quezon City were excited to see up close and personal this hottest all-female singing and dancing group in the country. There were also a meet and greet, magazine and poster signing followed by energetic live performances on-stage by the Mocha Girls.

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Warning: Video clip Rated-18

Press release:

UNO Magazine releases The Mocha Girls Special

If you think that the Mocha Girls are just a simple girl group that gets TV time by looking pretty and sexy on variety shows, think again.

There is more to the Mocha Girls than just skin-deep attraction.

Landing on the cover of UNO, the ultimate guide for men in the Philippines, proves there is more to them than just scintillating looks and come-hither moves.

This all-girl pop group has seen its share of beautiful faces come and go. One thing that has remained constant is the founder and the person who lent her name to the group, ringleader Mocha Uson. She is fiery, spirited, and a true leader.

Mocha says what keeps the group going is the drive to reinvent itself. The current members were not there when Mocha Girls started seven years ago. But Mae, Franz, Seika, Georgina, Jhane together with Mocha have found a way to use each other’s strengths and complement them to form a cohesive, well-oiled pop group that thrives on reinvention.

Mae uses her sweet personality to create the group’s choreography; Franz comes across as the anti-thesis to pop with her naughty hip-hop moves; Jhane is both rocker-chic and alluring belly dancer; Seika provides the J-Pop flavor; Georgina brings the fashionista model to the stage and bringing it all together is Mocha, post-modern feminist and superwoman in one sexy, smart package.

Because of the versatile talent the girls bring to the group, Mocha Girls has earned its share of awards for their pop hits. With every new song they have released they continue to prove they are not a one-hit girl-group wonder. No wonder then that they bagged Best Dance Album in the 2009 PMPC Star Awards for Music for Deliciosa and Best Dance Album in the 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Music for 18+ Restricted.

In this issue of UNO magazine, readers and Mocha Girls fans will be treated to a veritable visual feast of the girls in different titillating poses. With lots of skin bared too. It’s like Christmas all over again. From racy poses to barely there clothing, the girls show that they can manage to capture a guy’s attention while sharing something sensible about themselves in the process.

The sharing by each member is what makes this UNO issue even more special. The informative featurettes on each member of the group provide a rare glimpse into how the girls think, how they feel about things and situations around them…think of it as a one-on-one date with a girl you like.

The girls even let readers in on their recent escapades abroad with an exclusive behind the scenes peek at their Japan and Canada tours.

And the surprise bonus? The issue contains a free calendar inside, featuring, of course, the Mocha Girls.

Go ahead, treat yourself to a dose of Mocha and her girls. It’s gonna be well worth it to find out what gets these six ladies going, moving, and rising up.

UNO magazine is available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

www.unomagazine.com.ph

twitter: @UNOmag

FB: UNOmagazine

IG: UNOmagazine

#unolovesmocha

Visit UNO Magazine Facebook page thru this link:

https://www.facebook.com/unomagazine


Bench/ O+ Android Smartphone with ICS 4

Most of us have tried running with some gadgets we sport along like a GPS watch, camera and mp3 player. Some runners even have all these three to measure their distance, pace, heart rate; document in still photos or video their first and/or birthday run and listen to their favorite music to maintain their tempo or speed up when a fast-beating song plays, all at the same time!

Definitely, it’s not easy to change or move to the next song if you are using your typical mp3 player or cellular phone. Sun’s glare significantly reduces phone’s screen visibility making it cumbersome to touch its virtual music and camera buttons. What if you have this kind of smartphone where you can just swipe your finger or hand in front of it and your next favorite song will play or take a photo without even touching it? I have a Galaxy Tab with Android Jelly Bean installed, but it can’t function like this one. 😦  Maybe, I should have brick it or maybe not, until somebody will give me an O+ 8.5 as Christmas present (calling wifey!).

Here comes the new O+ (O Plus) 8.5 Android smartphone!

Bench and O+ had partnered to bring to us this trendy, stylish and one-of-a-kind smartphone with Air Shuffle technology. The following are some of O+ 8.5 Android’s exciting features:

THE PERFECT FIT.  Browse photos and take pictures with just one swoosh of the wrist through the Air Shuffle technology.

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THE NEXT DESTINATION.  With the Android 4.0 ICS update, Joseph Marco is ready take on new adventures with the new mobile technology from O+.

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ON THE GO.  In between shoots for magazines and the television, Joseph Marco goes places with the newest from O+.

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PICTURE-PERFECT.  Enjoy capturing Instagram-worthy moments and navigating the latest Tweet updates with O+’s 4” capacitive multi-touch screen.

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KEEPING IT CONNECTED.  Signal strength, Quad Band, 3G and WiFi connectivity keep Joseph Marco linked to his family, friends and even fans.

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DOUBLE TAKE.  Dual-SIM and dual camera, the new 8.5 Android is armed and ready.

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SLEEK AND LIMITLESS. O+ keeps tech-savvy buyers excited with the entry of its 8.5 Android.

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Press Release:

O+ Bench + Joseph Marco’s New Adventure

As the two ever-changing worlds of fashion and technology have grown more competitive than ever, we have come to realize that the key is, “keep up or be left behind.” Interlinking individuals through the power of mobile technology has tremendously become more of a need than a statement of luxury, similar to the case of fashion where trends come and go and modern consumers are always on the prowl for the next big thing.

The two are undoubtedly united by key elements to thrive: innovation and democracy. With constant reinvention remaining as the driving force of these worlds’ operations, the clamoring market has been granted access to their needs and wants.

Fashion, today, has been accessed not just by the chosen few, and technology has paved the way to an interconnected way of living. And so, what better way to celebrate limitless possibilities than to meld these worlds into one.

Bound by the common thread of pushing for endless possibilities, Bench/, in its silver year, ushers in a seamless marriage of talent and vision with O+, the US-born Android mobile technology brand.

Enjoying 25 years of dominance in the market of fashion faithful, Bench/ has tremendously undergone evolution along with its clout of Filipino fashion lovers. The retail giant has cemented a name that has bridged markets of varying social brackets without compromising its design stamp and persona.

On the other hand, O+’s Android series has recently broken ground in local shores. Work and play come hand in hand in its lineup of smart phones and tablets. Aiming to make a dent in the tech-savvy market, O+ brings in revolutionary partners for the young and young-at-heart who are always on the go.

And one with O+’s vision of limitless possibilities, through the revolutionary Air Shuffle technology, today’s Android brings us to greater heights by allowing swifter navigation using the unique motion sensor that allows users to easily switch FM radio stations, browse stored photos and music with one swoosh of the wrist, even capture Instagram-worthy moments without the need to touch the capture button.

In this unique collaboration, O+’s young ideals mesh with the 25-year tradition of excellence and ingenuity established by Bench/.

With the guiding principle of sharing without limits, on December 2, 2012 at the new Glorietta 1 Activity Center at 5:00pm, Bench/ and O+ are set to cultivate a new-breed of Filipino fashionistas by highlighting unsung heroes in the world of fashion—the stylists.

A first in the country, invited are six celebrity stylists, Sidney Yap, Adrian Concepcion, Ton Lao, Myrrh Lao To, Edlene Cabral, and Kate Paras, to compete in an exemplary display of creativity, vision, and technique. Each stylist will head a team of make up artists and hair experts to produce five (5) coherently-styled looks fusing elements derived from Bench/ and O+. Each collection will be judged on creativity, originality, and relevance to the theme. To judge the competition are esteemed names in fashion and entertainment: top designers Randy Ortiz and JC Buendia, Manila Bulletin’s Liza Ilarde, Preview’s Vince Uy, Philippine Daily Inquirer’s JJ San Juan, Philippine Star’s Christopher De Venecia PMAP President Phoemela Barranda, and Bench endorser Joseph Marco.

Fashion and technology display an exemplary union with Bench and O+ pushing for going beyond the ordinary. Coinciding with the competition, the biggest supersale on fashion and technology will also be mounted by Bench and O+ at the new Glorietta Activity Center from 1PM-9PM

Here are some of the photos I took during the Bench O+ Launch for Bloggers:

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