Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Suspense and adventure-filled movies at SM Cinemas this October!

SM Cinema through its CinExclusive program continues to bring movie-lovers an exciting line-up of action-filled stories this October. This month’s suspense and adventure-filled movie list includes Little Azkals: Pursuit of the World Cup Dream, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, Tumbang Preso (In the Can), and The Pirates.


Little Azkals: Pursuit of the World Cup Dream

A story of dreams against the odds, “Little Azkals : Pursuit of the World Cup Dream,is a documentary film which showcases the stories of 22 young boys from all over the Philippines and their once in a lifetime opportunity to be trained in a football camp in England for the sole purpose of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup.

Little Azkals will have its regular cinema premiere from October 25-26 at selected SM Cinemas (MOA, SM Megamall, SM South Mail, SM Sta Mesa, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Bacoor, SM Iloilo, SM Cebu, SM North Edsa).


Tumbang Preso (In the Can)

Carlo and his younger cousin expect to arrive in Manila with a job and a scholarship but things did not turn out well as they end up as slaves in a sardines factory. Once filled with big dreams, the two boys’ only hope is to escape the factory’s walls of glass shards with the prospect of torture if they fail.

Tumbang Preso (In the Can), is a suspense-thriller about happiness and freedom, or the lack of it. The film depicts real events and experiences based on rescues in sardines factories in which the director, Kip Oebanda, had personally met in his work as an advocate against human trafficking.

Tumbang Preso will be exclusively shown at selected SM Cinemas starting October 8.


Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper

Detective Conan goes on an adventure once again! The 18th movie installment of anime film Detective Conan, the story centers on the detective’s investigation and search for the mysterious sniper that left the citizens of Japan in panic. As the investigation progresses, more mysteries are uncovered and a special connection with the US military officers are formed.

Directed by Kobun Shizuno, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper will surely leave the audience dumbfounded with Detective Conan’s incredible investigative skills. In select SM Cinemas on October 8, 2014.


The Pirates

Bandits meet pirates in the adventure movie The Pirates. An envoy is travelling from China to Korea carrying the royal seal when accident strikes and the seal is swallowed by a gray whale. With a great reward being offered for the return of the seal, Jang Sa-jung leads the search with his group of mountain bandits when they encounter female pirate captain Yeo-Wol on sea.

Join Jang Sa-jung and Yeo-Wol on a sea adventure as they search for the gray whale and the royal seal. The Pirates will exclusively premiere on October 25 at selected SM Cinemas.

Suspense, action, drama, thriller --- SM Cinema is your exclusive entertainment source for an exhilarating movie line-up this October! And to add to the excitement, e-PLUS tap to pay holders receive a discount on all cinExclusive movies! So Don’t forget to mark your calendars and bring your friends and family with you to an SM Cinema branch near you!



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Aside from being the country’s premier night food market destination, Mercato Centrale has helped give birth to some of the country’s newest and most innovative food concepts.  Popular chains like Manang’s Chicken, Merry Moo Ice Cream, Mochiko, Brasas Latin American Street Food, Spring by Ha-Yuan, Kristina’s Premium Inutak, Baked by Anita, and many more started off as food stalls in Mercato Centrale before they became successful food businesses. 

But prior to their multi-million food ventures, many of these entrepreneurs started off as home-based food businesses or just passionate cooks and bakers who had a pioneering food concept, unique style of cooking, or a secret or heirloom recipe that they ‘incubated’ in the Mercato Centrale food market.

Building on its commitment to support food entrepreneurship, Mercato Centrale brings back its much-awaited “Next Big Food Entrepreneur Contest” along with, Mastercard, Globe My Business and partners Entrepreneur Magazine, Yummy Magazine, Yummy Ph, Philippine Star, and Go Negosyo.

Now on its third year, The Next Big Food Entrepreneur contest is a culinary showdown that provides an opportunity for budding food entrepreneurs from all walks of life to turn their food business concepts into reality! The winner of the contest will get PHP 100,000 start up capital, a rent-free stall in Mercato Centrale for six months, and a feature in Entrepreneur Magazine, Yummy, The Philippine Star,, Globe My Business Digital and Our Awesome Planet.

The Next Big Food Entrepreneur is open to all aspiring food entrepreneurs, ages 18 years old and above, residing in the Philippines.  The contest is divided into three parts: a food taste test activity for all interested participants, a four-weekend open market selling event at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City for all participants who pass the taste test, and finally, the submission of a business plan.  The cut-off for all interested participants for the food taste test is October 31, 2014. 

For more information on how to join the contest, please visit Mercato Centrale on Facebook,,  or contact +639178401152 or +6329175857989.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

From this point forward

24. The number strikes me like as if I need to end something I'm aware of, but I simply just cant accept.

Andaming ideas sa utak ko na wala na akong mapagsiksikan at lagi kong sinasabi na from this point forward, i'll just do it. I will take the risk! Pero hanggang ngayon, base sa mga nakikita ko, mabagal ang pagtakbo ng progreso.

Masyado sigurong nabulag yung mga senses sa dikta ng nakararami. Nagpadala masyado sa pampam na nagpapaka perpektong mundo. Tumutok masyado sa ulul na box na naging basehan ng ethics o nung mga tama at mali. Ginawang excuse ang pagiging realistic para masabing hindi idealistic. Lumangoy masyado papunta sa alon ng bangag na buhay.

Nasusuka na ko sa mundo. Kahit sabihing YOLO, ayoko parin magsuot ng polo. Nakakainis ingleshin ang putang ina. Walang feelings. Walang lasa. Nakakasawang marinig ang standards. Nakakawalang gana, mas masarap pa ang youngstown sardines na nasa lata.

Wala akong paki alam kung mamatay lahat ng taong nagyoyosi sa mundo dahil wala rin naman silang pakiramdam sa mga taong nakaka-singhot nito. Wala na akong paki-alam pero may paki parin ako. Anong bago. Pa ikot-ikot ang paligoy ligoy sa mundo. Kaya ang mga kaso sa senado, wala ng dulo puro bago.

May oras na gusto ko mo na lang isipin ang sarili mo pero hindi mo pala pag aari ang ari mo. Kahit anong gawin mo bawat tao ay may kaniya kaniyang kumento na akala mo sila ang nagpadede sayo nung baby ka pa. Walang bago.

From this point forward, from this point forward, kahit sa kanan o sa kaliwa, mag eenjoy tayo at wala na akong pakialam sa nararamdaman mo, pero may paki ako sa kupal na mundo ng mga pampam na tao.