Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hey, hey, hey!

Komiks event sa UPLB, punta kayo!

Siguradong mag-e-enjoy kayo rito!

KOMIKSTRIP: The First UPLB Comic Book Convention is presented by the UP BUGKOS and JONASDIEGO.COM in cooperation with the Graphic Literature Guild.

Click here for more information! Click here to sign up at our Facebook event page!

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Art Contest for the Year of the Metal Tiger

Isa pa na medyo lokal naman....

Philippine Star and Swatch launch Year of the Tiger Art Contest
(The Philippine Star) Updated January 04, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - As the Chinese communities all over the world welcome the Year of the Tiger on Feb. 14, Swatch and The Philippine STAR prepare for the celebration starting today. It is the year of the metal tiger and the qualities associated with metal tiger are persistence, strength and determination. It’s a time for inspiration with joyful colors and an eye for family get-togethers, parades and colorful events.

Tiger Art is the theme for this year’s contest. Participants are eligible to win any of the prizes. The criteria for judging are 25 percent for originality, 50 percent for creativity, and 25 percent for composition. First prize winner will win P100,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”; second prize is P50,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”; third prize is P30,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”; and fourth prize is P20,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign.” There will be 10 honorable mentions of the Swatch “The Blessing Sign.”

The contest period starts today and runs until Feb.17.


The contest is open to all.

To best inspire everyone’s creativity, the contest is open to all mediums of art — painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design, arts and crafts, including but not limited to paper maché, pottery, paper tole, etc.

The theme of the art competition is Swatch “Tiger Art.”

Entry forms will be printed on The Philippine STAR during the duration of the promo.

Entries can be submitted starting today. Each entry must be accompanied with a completed entry form and contest guidelines acceptance form available at any Swatch Store, Swatch Kiosk, or Hole in the Wall Shop, which are owned and operated by Gift Gate, Inc. Gift Gate must receive all entries by 8 p.m. of February 17.

Entries may be brought personally to any Swatch Store, Swatch Kiosk or Hole in the Wall Shop, and will be received by the Store OIC for proper documentation and storage. These entries will be sent to the Gift Gate, Inc. Home Office at 17 New York Street, Cubao, 1109, Quezon City every day for safekeeping.

All entries will automatically become the exclusive property of Gift Gate, Inc. and may be used, copied, reproduced and/or reprinted by Gift Gate, Inc. into any size or medium for exhibition, advertising, promotion or whatever purpose. Contest participant further allows Gift Gate, Inc. to use his/her name and/or image/picture/likeness without limit in conjunction with his winning entry.

Gift Gate, Inc. reserves and maintains all intellectual property rights over its name and logo and all names, likeness and logos of its represented brands including but not limited to Swatch. Contest participants may only use the above in conjunction with his entry into this contest and for no other purpose.

Final judging will be on Feb. 27, 2 p.m. at the Gift Gate, Inc. Home Office, at 17 New York Street, Cubao, 1109, Quezon City.

Participants are eligible to win any of the prizes. However, a participant can only win once, and the higher prize prevails.

Criteria for judging shall be:

Originality: 25%

Creativity: 50%

Composition: 25%

Total: 100%

Prizes shall be as follows:

1st prize – P100,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”

2nd prize – P50,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”

3rd prize – P30,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”

4th prize – P20,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”

10 honorable mentions – Swatch “The Blessing Sign”

All winners will be notified by registered mail.

Winners shall also be announced in The Philippine STAR Pet Life special on March 6.

Awarding of prizes shall be at the Swatch Store, SM Megamall on March 5. All prizes not claimed after 60 days from receipt of notification letter shall be forfeited in favor of Gift Gate, Inc. with prior approval from DTI.

Prizes not claimed at the awarding may be claimed at the Swatch Store, SM Megamall during store hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winners must present all of the following proofs of identification to claim their prize:

a. Valid original ID (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or SSS ID)

b. Claim stub

c. Notification letter

The 20 percent tax for all prizes exceeding P10,000 shall be paid by the winner. All prizes are non-transferable and non-cash prizes are non-convertible to cash. The decision of the board of judges of the art contest is final and cannot be appealed with the concurrence of the DTI.

All employees of Gift Gate, Inc., The Philippine STAR, the judging committee and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not allowed to join this promotion.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 6432 Series of 2009.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Painting Competition of Lithuanian Art Week

Sa simula ng na competition...


Painting Competition of Lithuanian Art Week: International Painting Competition

Dates: International Painting Competition will be held: from 26 January to 1 February 2010 in Vilnius.

Registration deadline:

1) INTERNAL (personally visit the Lithuanian Republic) – 14 January, 2010
2) INTERNAL (without visiting of the Lithuanian Republic) – 20 January, 2010
3) IN ABSENTIA – 22 January, 2010

All works declared on competition (correspondence and internal) take places in showrooms and exhibition works.

There are two ways to participate for the competition – online (in absentia) and in person (internal way).

Participation in absentia: Author or impresario should send copies or photos of art works by email: or post (Calvariy str., 125, Vilnius, The International Center of Culture and Arts, to Lithuanian Art Week)

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Internal participation: The author brings the artworks in Vilnius: exhibition hall “Museum of the Modern Art”, 25th January, 2010 (Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius, Lithuania)

All artworks will be published in the yearly international issue – official catalog “New Faces in Arts”.


Categories and Nominations

Category "Classic Arts"

1) landscapes
2) portraits
3) still Lifes
4) genre painting
5) religious paintings and biblical stories
6) animalistic paintings
7) watercolor

The category "Avant-garde and experimental arts"
1) abstraction
2) naive art
3) fantasy
4) experimental art (a mixture of styles and directions)

Technical requirements:

1) There are two ways to participate in contest: in presence or in absentia. The artworks of “in absentia” entrants are printed and enframed by Org. Committee and arranged as joint exposition. The contest rules accept original artworks and copies (for ‘in presence” entrants) and digital photographs in printed form or file (”in absentia”).

2) Technical characteristics for artworks:
а) IN PRESENCE: the canvas size– no more than up to 120 cm. of the maximum side;
b) IN ABSENTIA: file no less than 200 dpi, up to 15 Mb

3) The author (group of co-authors) may present any number of artworks in any nomination choosed, but each artwork (single canvas or diptych/triptych) is estimated as separate object;

4) the layout:
a) all the artworks must be labeled (label of 7x3 cm. size, right lower corner). Label must contain: a) full
author/group of co-authors name; b) city c) title; d) nomination; e) creation technique; f) size; g) year of creation.
b) “in presence” entrants: each artwork must be furnished with tabs/hooks (to hang on vertical panel) or some
support to avoid the object fall.
c) “in absentia” entrants: the artworks might be presented to Org. Committee as JPEG/TIFF format files no less
than 200 dpi, up to 15 Mb.

Materials which are necessary for the participation:

The questionnaire of the participant;
Labels (for each competitive work);
Photo of the author and the facsimile of competitive works (not less than 200 dpi, no more than 15 Mb);
Copy of payment of an entrance fee (go to devision "Participation Fee").

The important additions:
For EU citizens a visa to Lithuania does not need.

Where to send the registration materials:

The registration materials should be sent to or to the postal address of the Organizing Committee: Calvariy str., 125, Vilnius, The International Center of Culture and Arts
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Pay attention:
the materials may also be sent to the Moscow Organizing Committee: Moscow Museum of National Graphics – 1070456, Moscow, 10/9 1 bldn. Maliy Golovin per.(Deadline – 20 January, 2010)

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Prutas muna!

Nakuha ko ito sa kaibigan ko, matagal na ito pero para naman sa kalusugan kaya bagay na ilagay dito....


We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not so easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.


Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat banana I feel like running to the toilet etc - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did a research on this matter.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat Cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.

Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body.

Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. Its Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessels-clogging free radicals.

: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 -4 oranges a day may help keep colds
away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

Coolest. Thirst Quencher Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium.

: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is Also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after meal = Cancer!

Can u believe this??

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.

Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to Drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks


Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.

Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this...It could save your life!!

Let's say it's 6.15 pm and you're driving home. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many Other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

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Friday, January 01, 2010

A New Year Message from Archangel Michael

Buwenamanino sa bagong taon, isang mensahe mula kay Miguel Arkanghel, konting Anthroposophy muna....

Message from Archangel Michael
by Doreen Virtue, www.spiritlibrary. com

Central Theme - involves taking personal risks which lead to spiritual growth and increased well-being and happiness as you practice: to thine own self be true.

2010 continues the steady upward progress that you've been feeling in recent years. You may feel tired from the climb and the vast changes of recent years and while you may feel in need of a rest, there's still more climbing to be done. There will be a time to rest and recuperate soon, we promise. Your feelings of spiritual progress are grounded in reality, as you are now much more sensitive to the subtle energies which have always surrounded you and which you can now feel. Your next step will be in managing these energies so that you can now entrust the benevolence of the universe instead of feeling victimized by outside circumstances.

The energies swirling around you are part of the realignment and adjustments that always occur during shifts and changes. You experience this phenomenon yourself whenever you make a change in your personal life such as moving, changing jobs or a change in relationships. The shifts are similar to the the earth-plate movements of an earthquake and although it can feel sudden or even harsh, the movement is simply an adjustment to prior activities and nothing more. You've endured many shifts and adjustments since 1995, and although you'd like to take some time to rest, it's still an upward journey for you for the next two years. By upward, we mean that you'll feel that you're climbing and making progress however there will be a sense often of being a solo climber who is upon cliffs and overhangs.

You will take emotional and intellectual risks and some may even take physical risks. Yet inside you, you'll always be safe, protected and guided. To feel that sense of safety will require quieting your mind with meditations. Too much noise from overactivity and sensory overload will disconnect you from feeling the presence of your guardians and protectors. Meditate frequently to feel safer and more peaceful.

In 2010 you will find your self taking these risks toward the freedom of being totally authentic with others. This means revealing your self in new, previously undreamed of ways. You will step forward immensely along the path of spiritual growth by revealing your true thoughts and feelings to your self first and to others secondly. We will of course help you to bathe your communications with love so they're truthful and yet kind. Blurting out angry feelings is not the sort of truth-telling which will make you feel good about your self. You will instead prefer the well-being and closeness that occurs when you share your feelings gently and respectfully with others.

In your professional life you'll also take risks. You have found your self increasingly disconnected with work and craving meaningful activities instead. Many have had the opportunity to put these desires and intentions into action, often out of necessity. The core universal energies are encoded to love, joy, peace and happiness. They support any activities immersed in these activities. So, any project in which you are happily humming along because you absolutely love what you're doing will be successful for you. Conversely, any project purely for money without a love for the activity will not last, and nor will the money which is gained from the loveless project. Therefore, immediately cease all activities which are engaged in purely for money, either leave the situation or bring some love into the activities, this is a necessity.

Taking risks to reveal your authentic self is part of the total alignment that earth is experiencing. You are a reflection of the path that earth has taken wherein she allowed her self to be abused and used without protest. She tried to pretend that she was strong and can take the abuse without protest. But now she's reached her limit and so have you. Taking abuse from others is a lethal form of self-abuse because ultimately you are allowing it to happen when you don't tell others about your authentic feelings. Saying NO to all forms of abuse is an essential part of spiritual growth for you and for earth. You don't need to be strong in the sense of stuffing down feelings and pretending everything is ok, when it isn't. You need to be strong only in the sense of speaking honestly about your true feelings. Take the risk to tell others how you feel. Take the risk to realign every part of your life so that it mirrors your true likes, passions and interests.

As you and earth align yourselves with your inner truth so do the swirling energies begin to calm and slow down, right now. In the center core of the swirling energies the slower and more peaceful energy already exist. You tap into this inner core energy every time that you are true to your self. And I will help you with this mission in every way.

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