Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yugatech Gimme Your Best Shot

Yugatech has launched another great contest called Gimme Your Best Shot Giveaway promo that is ongoing until February 26, 2010

What will you win?

* Grand Winner - MSI Wind U123H, 10-inch netbook with built-in 3G powered by Globe Tattoo
* 4 Consolation Prize Winners - Globe Tattoo
* 10 Most "Like" in Facebook - Globe Tattoo or P500 Globe load each
* 5 Random PixLink Winners - Globe Tattoo EACH
* 10 Random Blog Entry - Globe Tattoo or P500 Globe load each
* Top 5 Google Image Search - P500 Globe load each
* 10 Blog/Twitter Raffle- Globe Tattoo or P500 Globe load each

How to win?

1. Go to the most crowded place and have your picture taken holding the sign “Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter!"
2. Upload your submission on Flickr, PixLink, Picasa, Facebook, or any photo-sharing site
3. Try to name your photos as “yugatechcontest.jpg” and include a tag “yugatech contest”
4. You may write a short description on the shot you made
5. You may use this PDF document as props or create your own signage yourself
6. Yugatech will shortlist 5 finalist based on the most difficult, most creative and crowd-drawing picture
7. A panel of judges will choose a winner who will win the MSI Wind

Other ways to win:

1. Tweet about the contest by pasting this to your twitter "Win an MSI Wind 3G netbook! Follow @abeolandres & @talk2globe. Join the YugaTech Giveaway: #thanks2globe"
2. Or blog about this the contest and leave a link at the contest page
3. Winners will be raffled off

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Choose and win what you want at Animetric’s World

When was the last time you felt that you’re in a place where you are surrounded with a lot of things that you wanna have?

Hmm… actually, just last week when I found myself “trapped” inside a toy shop. I again got into the same dilemma when I checked the anniversary promo of Animetric’s World. She has ons of great prizes for people who can best convince her that they deserve to win. It’s like choose and win what you want!

She has a set of Yummy cookbooks which I really need so I can finally cook adobo without ending up with lechon kawali.

But I also want to win the Neutregena Wave Starter Kit so I can have an oil-free face that looks better than my version of adobong baboy. Or maybe a bottle of Celeteque Advance to make me look younger so people will stop describing my relationship with my wife as a May-December affair. People…I’m just 4 years older than her.

A pair of VNC shoes would be a perfect gift to my wife on her birthday this coming April since one of her missions in life is to take a crack at Imelda Marcos' record. Well, I can also give her a pair of Havainas Slims for a planned summer trip in Aklan. Havainas and Boracay will be a great combo.

I haven’t been to Ace water Spa and I want to experience the great things I’ve read and heard about this water wonderland and massage center. And it will be a blast if I can bring my wife with me to enjoy such first time.

Last but certainly as fabulous as the other prizes is a Starbucks Clean and Green tumbler. I really want to get one of the pair Animetric is giving away. I plan to give it to our office messenger who has been very accommodating every time I asked him to pick-up my prizes courtesy of the promos that I joined.

So many prizes to choose from but I’m sure there are a lot of fellow followers of this blog who are also eyeing for the treat that they want.

Who will win what is Animetric’s last say. The name of the game is to make her give in to your plea :-)

Congratulations to Animetric and more power!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tatay Momoy and his Marikina Shoes

I’ve met people who consider their nice-looking cars or thoroughbred horses as their prized possessions. Not my Tatay Momoy. For a simple man like him, his Marikina-made leather shoes are his well-kept treasure.

Tatay came here in Manila from Agoo, La Union in the late 60’s as an innocent just-got-20-years-old man armed only with a few pesos in his pocket and a bag full of courage.

Good thing he easily got a job as a carpenter in Paco where he also met our future Nanay Conchit. Tatay has told us a lot of times how he charmed our mother with his good looks and porma with special mention to his shiny leather shoes. He would also tell us how he walked for miles from Pasig to Marikina just to buy his very first pair of shoes with his first paycheck. He considered it as his lucky pair since he was wearing it when nanay gave her sweet “yes” to him.

To make the story short, they got married and had six children. I am the eldest and have witnessed how Tatay raised this family for more than three decades and counting, though thick and thin. He loves shoes but he never had a huge collection of it. He just makes sure that when he buys a pair, they are durable and will last for years. He took care of them--- rub and shine every week. He would only get a new one when the shoes are already smiling from ear to ear.

I still remember during my grade school years, he always bring me to Marikina to get a pair of school shoes a month before classes start. And these shoes would really last until the next school year. Tatay really knows a thing about footwear and their life span. That’s why every time I need to get a pair for myself; going to Marikina is one of my first options.

But of all the memorable shoes stories of my father, the one which happened a month before my graduation was the most unforgettable and touching of all. I just came home from school when Tatay approached me. He gave me a box inside wrapped in a generic plastic bag.

He was scratching his head and sounded apologetic when he said, “Pasensiya na anak ha? ‘Yan lang ang nakayanan ng Tatay. Pwede mong gamitin sa graduation.”

It was a pair of black leather shoes with markings inside: Made in Marikina. I remembered wiping tears from my eyes that time but I did not show it to him because I felt it was kinda corny.

Today, I can’t help but smile every time I look at the black leather shoes I’m wearing in the office. It looks like the pair given to me by Tatay… the lucky shoes I was wearing when I got my first job, took a plane for my first overseas trip and visited the house of my then-girlfriend Leah to ask her hand in marriage.

Hmmm… I think I have my own shoe stories to tell my son Charles.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bubblewrap Valentine Giveaway

Valentine's Day is less than a week from today. Probably some of you are still thinking of what to give to your special someone.

For the gentlemen out who are still on the hunt for a good give for their lady love, here's a suggestion: how about a jewelry set? You think it's kinda expensive? How about a FREE jewelry?

Interested? Well, Bubblewrap is giving away a set for a lucky individual. Just visit their site for the contest details

Monday, February 1, 2010

52nd Grammy Award Winners

Taylor Swift conquered the 52nd Grammy Awards by bagging the Album of the Year award for her world-phenom Fearless eclipsing Beyonce Knowle's record six trophies. Below is the complete list of the other winners in this year’s ceremonies.

Record Of The Year
Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon

Song Of The Year
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band

Best Pop Vocal Album
The E.N.D. by The Black Eyed Peas

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Sweet Thing by Keith Urban

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
White Horse by Taylor Swift

Best Rap Album
Relapse by Eminem

Best Rap Song
Run This Town by
Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Crack A Bottle by Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

Best Rap Solo Performance
D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) by Jay-Z

Best Contemporary R&B Album
I Am… Sasha Fierce by Beyoncé

Best R&B Album
Blacksummers’ Night by Maxwell

Best R&B Song
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Pearls by India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
At Last by Beyoncé

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Blame It by Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyoncé

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman by Kurt Elling

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
75 by Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

Best New Age Album
Prayer For Compassion by David Darling

Best Dance Recording
Poker Face by Lady Gaga

Best Electronic/Dance Album
The Fame by Lady Gaga