January 31, 2013

Inspirational Story from Nick Vujicic

"I realized that I may not have hands to hold my wife's hand but when the time comes, I'll be able to hold her heart." - Nick Vujicic

Nick uses his unique story to spread hope and inspire people all around the world.

Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, married Kanae Miyahara on February 12 in a romantic ceremony in California, and now the happy couple is enjoying their honeymoon in Hawaii, Nollywoodgossip has learned.

Just like any other newlyweds, they are spending their romantic vacation relaxing on the beach, taking holiday photos and enjoying sunset cocktails – the only thing that makes them different is that Nick has no arms or legs, but that’s never stopped him from fulfilling any of this life dreams so it certainly wasn’t going to prevent him from making a trip down the aisle.

Born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia, there was no medical explanation or warning to suggest that Nick was going to be different from any other baby until his birth. Parents Pastor Boris and Dushka Vujicic were determined that his disability wouldn’t prevent their son from leading a normal life, or even skateboarding like other kids!

After a tough time in school being bullied for being different, Nick went to college and got a double Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning from Griffith University in Logan, Australia.

Instead of wallowing in his misfortunate, Nick was determined to make the most of the cards God dealt him and help others. “I found the purpose of my existence, and also the purpose of my circumstance. There’s a purpose for why you’re in the fire,” he wrote on his website for his non-profit organization, LifeWithoutLimbs.org.

Vujicic has since made a name for himself traveling around the world as a motivational speaker, and finally made the big move from Australia to California in 2007, where he popped the question to Kanae last August.

- LifeWithoutLimbs.org.

Nicholas James Vujicic is a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs.
- Wikipedia

Grand Baby Fair @ SM Megatrade Hall, February 1 – 3, 2013

Baby Company Grand Baby Fair on February 1 – 3, 2013  at Megatrade Halls 2 & 3, 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Ave. Mandaluyong City.
Get up to 70% off on selected items from over 100 participating exhibitors at Baby Company’s Grand Baby Fair event. This will be for the best selection of baby gears, beddings, furniture, feedings, furniture, feeding items among the many baby care needs.

You can get a Swag Bag worth more than Php 1000 for a minimum single receipt purchase worth Php 3,000.

January 30, 2013

Jackie Chan's “Chinese Zodiac" is now showing

CZ12, also known as Chinese Zodiac, Hong Kong-Chinese action film co-produced, written, directed and starring by Jackie Chan is now showing! 

More than 120 cinemas nationwide are all set today (January 30) for “Chinese Zodiac,” the international box-office hit movie of Asian action superstar Jackie Chan.

“Chinese Zodiac” is a highly budgeted action-comedy-adventure masterpiece shot in eight countries. It tells the story of an adventurer and treasure hunter named JC (Chan) who travels the world to search for and retrieve all the stolen bronze heads of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

According to Jackie, he prepared long enough for “Chinese Zodiac” and he guaranteed that the fans will enjoy the film’s unique mix of action and comedy.

“I just love doing the movie. I’ve been preparing this for almost seven years. And I spent one and a half years to travel in eight countries and five continents just to make it,” said Jackie.

Known for performing the dangerous stunts in his movies, the the 58-year-old Asian superstar shared that it was his decision to make “Chinese Zodiac” his last action movie.

“I want to let the audience know that this is my last big action movie. I don’t like to die on the set. I want to continue filming, maybe on my next movie, I don’t have to roll over, jump over the building, or jump off the car. I want to try drama or be casted in a love story,”  said Jackie.

The film also stars Oliver Platt, Laura Weissbecker, Liao Fan, Yao Xing Tong, Zhang Lan Xin, and Korean heartthrob Kwon Sang-woo.
Don’t miss Jackie’s last action movie, “Chinese Zodiac,” to hit cinemas nationwide starting January 30, 2013.

For more information and latest updates about "Chinese Zodiac" simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, http://facebook.com/StarCinema and http://twitter.com/StarCinema.

Jackie Chan receives two Guiness World Records for the movie  Chinese Zodiac. Congratulations JC! 

Baby Barredo returns to the Rep stage in the hilarious ‘BOEING BOEING’

Baby Barredo, co-founder and Artistic Director of Repertory Philippines, is undoubtedly one of the great pillars of Philippine Theatre. Together with the late Zeneida Amador, she built Repertory Philippines with an almost inexhaustible well of passion, persistence in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and ultimately, love.
A consummate artist, she has performed the whole gamut of quintessential and iconic female lead roles including Maria in The Sound of Music, Guinevere in Camelot, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Eva Peron in Evita, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Mrs. Anna in The King and I, Nellie Forbush and Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Maria Callas in Master Class, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Mme. Thenardier in Les Miserables, Tess Harding in Woman of The Year, and an impressive one-woman role in Late Night Catechism-- a beloved role she shared with the late Zeneida Amador.

She has contributed immeasurably to the world-class quality of Rep productions over its 45 years of existence in her capacity as Director, Actress, Costume Designer and Musical Director.

A generous and exuberant personality, Baby Barredo never fails to share her limitless gifts with those who work with her and, indeed, is responsible for shaping and honing the talents of generations of actors and actresses who have themselves attained stardom in their own right.

Last seen onstage in A Portrait of The Artist As Filipino, Baby Barredo returns to the Rep stage as Bertha, the wacky, lovable and long-suffering housekeeper (alternating with Ms. Joy Virata) who is a chic, black-clad philosopher. A French existentialist maid who loves nothing more than to complain.  

The rest of the cast include David Bianco who will essay the role of Mr. Bernard Whitford, an American architect businessman living in Paris ---  a swinging bachelor. Topper Fabregas will play the role of the unworldly Robert, Bernard’s boyhood friend, newly arrived from Wisconsin. 

Bringing to mind fantasy drawings from a vintage Esquire or  Playboy for a portfolio of international dream girls are the three fiancées: Giannina Ocampo as  Gabriella, the sentimental, lusty Italian stewardess. Carla Dunareanu as Gretchen, the hilarious, aggressive, dominating but thin-skinned German stewardess. Jen Bianco as Gloria, the Southern belle with upbeat disposition take-charge health-obsessed American stewardee.

Directed by Miguel Faustmann, BOEING BOEING is currently showing and will run until February 17, 2013. For inquiries, please call Repertory Philippines at 5716926 or 5714941. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at 8919999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Visit www.repertory.ph, youtube.com/repertoryphils, and “like” Repertory Philippines on Facebook.

Fortinet® Rolls Out New FortiOS 5.0 Operating System for Enabling More Security, Control and Intelligence to Fight Advanced Threats and Secure BYOD Environments

Company Delivers More than 150 New Features for FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiClient Products 

World leader in high-performance network securityFortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) announced FortiOS 5.0, the world’s most advanced security operating system that is the foundation for all Fortinet FortiGate integrated security platforms. This new release provides more security, intelligence and control to help enterprises be better protected against today’s advanced threats and enable more secure BYOD environments.
With smarter, more effective security policies, Fortinet gives enterprises of all sizes new technologies to help protect and manage their networks in light of fundamental changes in both the nature of attacks targeting them as well as how users are accessing the network. Fortinet is extending its leadership by integrating advanced identification and management of user and device behavior, including reputation-based policies, better botnet detection and protection and inspection of encrypted traffic.

In addition to the new FortiOS 5.0 operating system for FortiGate devices, Fortinet announced FortiManager 5.0, FortiAnalyzer 5.0 and FortiClient 5.0 to address the need for increasingly sophisticated management and analysis of the network infrastructure and endpoint devices in enterprise, carrier, MSP and SMB environments alike.

Fortinet is adding more than 150 features and enhancements to FortiOS 5.0. As a result, enterprises of all sizes will be better equipped to defend themselves against new advanced threats and manage and protect their network against an influx of new types of mobile devices and applications. Key benefits include:
·      More Security to fight advanced threats. A client reputation feature gives enterprises a cumulative security ranking of each device based on a range of behaviors and provides specific, actionable information that enables organizations to identity compromised systems and potential zero-day attacks in real time. The new advanced anti-malware detection system adds an on-device behavior-based heuristic engine and cloud-based AV services that includes an operating system sandbox and botnet IP reputation database. Together with superior industry-validated AV signatures, FortiOS 5.0 delivers unbeatable multi-layered protection against today’s sophisticated malware

·      More Control to secure mobile devices and BYOD environments by identifying devices and applying specific access policies as well as security profiles, according to the device type or device group, location and usage

·       More Intelligence with automatic adjustment of role-based policies for users and guests based on location, data and application profile. Enhanced reporting and analysis also provides administrators with more intelligence on the behavior of their network, users, devices, applications and threats

“We are excited about the advancements in FortiOS 5.0,” said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO for Fortinet. “Looking back over the last ten years, each FortiOS release delivered innovation that helped change the market. With FortiOS 5.0, Fortinet is continuing to lead and define the network security space. We are providing our customers with the best and broadest functionality that is fully integrated with our high-performance FortiASICs and FortiGate system. This combination leads to our customers having the most superior network security, performance, management and analysis.”

“We’ve come to rely on the consolidated and advanced security, networking and management services embedded in FortiOS,” said Ken Smith, senior security solutions architect with Green Pages. “What’s particularly attractive about this major new release is the 'client reputation' feature that provides a broad view of each client on our network and the ability to enforce ‘smart policies’ to secure individual users throughout our organization, regardless of their location, type of device they use to access network resources or their status as a guest. It’s a major step forward in strengthening our overall security posture.”

FortiManager 5.0
As a centralized, single-pane-of-glass management platform for all Fortinet devices, the new FortiManager 5.0 features significant improvements tailored for enterprises and service providers:
         -  The ability to manage physical and virtual security devices using a single Web-based GUI with new functions that include drag and drop policies between panes, direct in-view policy object editing, full IPv6 support and a new script UI facility

·         -  More granular administrative profiles and greater ease of use

·        -   Enhanced provisioning capabilities for large-scale rollouts

·        -   Improved reporting and analysis with multi-frame display, drag-and-drop policy between
          rule bases and frames, built in logging and reporting and full IPv6 support

Additionally, carrier/cloud providers will benefit from added XML and JSON API functionality as well as script UI capabilities that enable auto-provisioning and simplified creation and modification of policies and objects.

FortiAnalyzer 5.0
The FortiAnalyzer family of logging, analyzing and reporting appliances securely aggregates log data from Fortinet devices and other syslog-compatible devices. The new FortiAnalyzer 5.0 includes the following new key features:
·      *  Significantly improved data visualization and analysis to provide customers with critical visibility into their network securit posture

·        *  Consolidated reporting for all FortiOS-based devices and endpoints, enabling better insight on bandwidth consumption, application usage and network utilization

·     *  Management of both physical and virtual appliances for consolidated configuration and universally applied reporting across multiple FortiAnalyzer systems

·       *    The ability to synchronize multiple FortiAnalyzers for unified configuration and reporting

FortiClient 5.0
FortiClient provides anytime, anywhere endpoint security for Windows and Macintosh devices. Improvements include:
·      *   Better enforcement of security policies in off-net situations to ensure adherence to corporate policies when not connected to the network

·     *    Enhanced integration with FortiGate devices to simplify remote VPN provisioning for ease of use

“From the largest enterprises and carriers to smaller distributed retail and SMB networks, our customers are dealing with more stringent network security requirements and greater demands for access to data,” said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. “With new attack variants on the rise and the ‘bring your own device’ revolution in full swing, organizations need broad security measures that can scale, are highly flexible when it comes to enforcing granular policies and are easy to deploy. We’re responding to these market requirements with the release of the industry’s most advanced network security operating system that works in tandem with our next-generation management, analysis and client protection technologies.”

FortiOS 5.0, FortiManager 5.0, FortiAnalyzer 5.0 and FortiClient 5.0 will be available this month and can be downloaded from the FortiCare Website (https://support.fortinet.com) or customers can contact their reseller.

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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2011 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world. 

Community Outreach Program with ESQUIRE Financing Inc., CAPITALIFE and Buy A Car

A Community Outreach Program was held last Saturday, January 26 at Plaza ng Tatlong Bayani, Barangay Hagdang Bato Itaas, Mandaluyong City. 
This great Community Outreach Program is a partnership initiative from ESQUIRE Financing Inc., CAPITALIFE and Buy A Car's  together with local government, educational institutions and non-profit organisations to help underprivileged children.
The outreach program served lunch to 300 children, aged 4 to eight years old and their 150 mothers.

That was a fun and festive afternoon, with games and dances.

The group gave the children prizes and loot bags and balloons. The mothers also were given gift packs filled with groceries.
This community outreach program with the children is a success. More than just a meal,  it was a joyful experience to all. Thanks to the wonderful group who so graciously shown care and friendship to the people in Tatlong Bayani, Barangay Hagdang Bato Itaas, Mandaluyong City. 

The group (ESQUIRE Financing Inc., CAPITALIFE and Buy A Car's) through their Community Outreach Program also has lined up monthly activities in various locations around Metro Manila to extend a caring hand to underprivileged children. 

The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013

The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013 will be at the SM Mall of Asia starting February 16 and up to March 23 , 8 PM at the SM By The Bay.
The World Pyro Olympics is an annual competition among fireworks manufacturers held in the Philippines which runs for five days. Two countries fire each day, the last participant fires on the final evening of the event.

Watch as eleven (11) countries as they showcase their never-before-seen pyrotechnics extravaganzas.

Aside from the international fireworks experts, you will get to see how our own country continues to improve the technology of pyrotechnics through the years.

February 16, 2013
 Japan – Tamaya Kitahara
 Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.

February 23, 2013
 Taiwan – Yung Feng Fireworkds
 Spain – Brunchu Pyro Experience

March 2, 2013
 United Kingdom – Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
 South Korea – Hwarang Fireworks Inc.

March 9, 2013
 Italy – Ipon Fireworks S.R.L
 Netherlands – Royal Fireworks

March 16, 2013
 China – Liuyang New Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
 Australia – Fireworkx Inc.

March 23, 2013
 Canada – Fireworks Spectacular
 Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

Buy your tickets now and enjoy the wonderful world of the 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition!

January 29, 2013

"Special Moments with SM Babies" with Metro Manila's Loveliest Moms and their Babies

SM Department Store formally launches SM Babies yesterday, January 28 with photo exhibit called “Special Moments” featuring loveliest moms and their little bundles of joy, held yesterday at the Manila Peninsula Conservatory.
One of the country's most sought-after photographers, Pilar Tuason shot 14 of Metro Manila's loveliest moms and their little bundles of joy.
Staying true to its tagline “We got it all for you,” SM Department Store adds another feather to its cap with the launch of SM Babies. Although the line has been around for a while under SM Kids' Fashion, SM wanted to give it its own identity and focus on a complete line of apparel that caters specifically to children up to two years of age.
“Special Moments” is composed of four different categories that highlights the bond between mother and child— bedtime, playtime, baptismal, and party time.

“Whether it's putting a baby to sleep or getting dressed up for a party, it's those everyday moments that usually make for the fondest memories,” shares Jo Dy Juanco, Vice President of SM Kids' Fashion.
“We want to capture the tenderness of those moments, which is exactly what everyone will see when they look at the photographs.”

Beautiful and gorgeous  moms who participated in the exhibit were young actress Andi Eigenmann, radio darling Delamar Arias and former TV personality Nicole Hernandez-de los Angeles.
“Special Moments” shows that all types of moms shop at SM, not only because SM has it all, but also because they believe in SM Babies.
The exhibit also included society moms Marta Araneta, Isabel Olondriz, Maia Martirez-Hing, and Grace Barbers-Baja, as well as sisters Emillie Montenegro-Yupangco and Rose Montenegro-Boonpongsa. Model Georgia Schulze-del Rosario, blogger Tin Dychiao, and make-up artist Angela Yeo, are also featured alongside designer Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez and Magazine Editor Juana Manahan-Yupangco.
Christian Bautista serenaded the moms and babies with beautiful songs. 
Here are some "Special Moments" photos and  you can check more at Enjoying Wonderful World.

SM Babies is available in all SM Department Stores nationwide. Like http://www.facebook.com/smbabiesfashion on Facebook.

La Petite Camille, Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

People have constant craving to explore new flavours and dishes from different parts of the world. I always enjoy the opportunity to experience culture, diversity and ethnic differences through their foods and practices. It’s really fun and enlightening for locals to try a traditional by going to different restaurants and experiencing the diverse flavors, spices and dishes.
A visit to a classic Vietnamese restaurant named La Petite Camille in Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center, Makati is an awesome experience.
Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the indigenous food and beverages of Vietnam heavily influenced by French cuisine, due to its previous status as a French protectorate, as well as Chinese, Indian, and Thai culinary influences.

Regular ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, curry, rice, fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables.  Vietnamese recipes commonly use lemongrass, mint, long coriander, & Thai basil leaves.
Vietnamese cuisine is ranked as one of the healthiest in the world. The Vietnamese have a strong vegetarian tradition influenced by the deep seated Buddhist values of its people. Most common meats used in Vietnamese cuisine are fish, chicken, pork, beef, and a variety of seafood. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly lauded for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on fresh herbs and vegetables.

La Petite Camille in Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center, Makati was opened last December 17, 2012 by the same group that has brought in concepts such as Super Bowl of China and Yomenya Goemon Japanese Spaghetti House in partnership with Mama Fong, owner of La Petite Camille in Millbrae, California.

We have tried the specialties of La Petite Camille like Grilled Pork Imperial Rolls, Beef Look Luck, Summer Rolls Combination, Fresh Vegetarian Rolls, Green Papaya Salad Prawns, Pomelo Salad, Virmecelli, Beef Stew Noodle Soup, Camille BBQ Chicken, Saigon Style BBQ Pork Chop, Fan Fried RC Noodles Prawns, Prawn Fried Rice and Chicken Fried Rice.

Mama Fong’s own personal family recipes are used for the marination of the different dishes as well as the preparation of the variety of sauces.
As such, only La Petite Camille carries these Vietnamese flavour combinations and variations due to the personal touch that Mama Fong has infused each dish with.
I always crave for dessert! We have Pandan and Yellow Mung Beam, Vietnamese Jell-O and Deep Fry Ice Cream! 

Had a wonderful day at the Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant, La Petite Camille. Thanks to Mr. Roberto Vallar, Marketing Manager of East Orient Fine Dining Corporation for having lunch and chat with him.

Enjoy the wonderful world of La Petite Camille!

La Petite Camille   

2nd level Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center, Makati City
11:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
11:00 am to 11:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays
Call for inquiries at 728-4965
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Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/La-Petite-Camille-Philippines/270509436383993?ref=ts
Follow on twitter at @PetiteCamillePH.


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