Sunday, October 30, 2016

Motorsports Flash: Cal Crutchlow –LCR Honda

“Firstly I want to say what a good job Michelin has done here to let us set these lap-times after the long race and with not very much track-time over the weekend in the dry conditions, we are happy with the performance and the job they have done. We found some limit with the front, but it was a risk for the riders to use the harder tyre with the conditions and the track temperature. It was not a bad thing from Michelin’s side because they brought a good range of tyres, it is just that some riders choose the ones that shouldn’t be used in those conditions, like me I probably should have gone with the softer one, but it was great in the end with the harder one. We now go to Malaysia in high spirits, because we did a good job today.”

Le programme : MotoGP Phillip Island, Australie(16ème manche/18). Program: MotoGP Phillip Island  in Australia (16th round/18)
Sur le circuit de Phillip Island, le tout premier Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix a été remporté par Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda). Vainqueur de sa seconde course MotoGP, Crutchlow est le premier pilote britannique à s’être imposé en Grand Prix moto en Australie.

Michelin saw the momentous occasion of the first-ever Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix marked with more significant events at Phillip Island today as Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) powered to his second MotoGP™ victory and became the first British rider to win a motorcycle Grand Prix on Australian soil.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Chooks-to-Go: The Perfect Partner for Moms On-the-Go

Chooks-to-Go: The Perfect Partner for Moms On-the-Go

Mothers make the world go round. And in expressing their loving ways, they make sure to delight the family with a delicious meal, whether it’s a traditional home-cooked dish or a take-out favorite.

A firm believer of every Filipino working mom’s unwavering ways of love is Chooks-to-Go, the country’s leading roasted chicken chain with over a thousand rotisserie outlets nationwide. Chooks-to-Go offers ready-to-go, oven-roasted quality chicken as the hardworking moms’ take-home ulam of choice.

During its “Moms On-the-Go” event, Chooks-to-Go introduced its newest brand endorser, Vic Sotto, as well as provided guests with an exclusive preview of its latest campaign: “Hindi Ka Nag-uuwi ng Basta-basta Lang na Ulam.” Attendees were also treated to various activities that celebrated the unique ways mothers show their love, especially through food.

Chooks-to-Go appreciates every Filipino mother’s effort to provide food for the family. We want to support this by providing on-the-go moms with an affordable but special take-home ‘ulam’ option, an oven-roasted chicken that’s healthy, juicy, and delicious,” said Ronald Ricaforte Mascariñas, president of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) which operates Chooks-to-Go.

BAVI is one of the country’s largest poultry integrators that provide clean, healthy, and affordable poultry products that enable moms to work their magic in the kitchen.

Helping Filipino moms in their loving task of providing a practical food to-go solution, the campaign brings to light Chooks-to-Go as the best value for money take-home meal.

With Vic Sotto at the helm of the campaign, Chooks-to-Go gives working moms a helping hand in continuing their hindi lang basta-basta loving ways, as the go-to, top-of-mind ulam of choice that’s masarap kahit walang sauce.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Rebel Fiction Brings Kilig to the Young and Young-at-Heart

For more than 25 years, Precious Pages Corporation has produced a wide array of reading choices written by Filipinos for Filipinos. Precious Hearts Romances has been the constant companion of ladies (and some men) from all walks of life for their dose of kilig. Children learn and have fun reading Lampara Books. More recently, Precious Pages turned up the heat with
its Red Room books. Now, a new imprint is set to conquer the scene, this time, in the spectrum of Young Adult Fiction.

Introducing Rebel Fiction, stories that will surely appeal to young emotions. Ten (10) new titles are being launched on September 17 at the 37th Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center. With genres that span romance, gothic, fantasy, adventure, paranormal, suspense-thriller, detective, sci-fi and more, every teen is bound to find a book close to his or
her heart. Get ready to fall in love with every book written for the young Filipino reader.

Chickboy (His Sweetest Mistake) by Maricar Dizon

Thorne Alonso. Chickboy. Rich. Famous. Hindi seryoso sa pakikipagrelasyon.
Maliban sa isa. Si Danica. Nagsimula lang sa trip at kagustuhang asarin ang pinsan niya kaya
pinormahan ang babae. Kapag tapos na ang papel nito sa plano niya, good-bye na.
That was one year ago.
Dahil nagbalik si Danica sa buhay ni Thorne at may dalang pasabog. Dahil nang magpakita ito hindi lang sa kanya kundi pati na sa pamilya niya, may dala itong baby.
At siya raw ang ama.


Leia’s Diary by Victoria Amor

Para isang ligaw na daga na laging puntirya ng masasamang pusa si Leia sa St. James Academy. Parang bitamina ng mga kaklase niya araw-araw ang pahirapan siya.
Ang pagpasok niya araw-araw ay isang challenge na lagi niyang kailangang lampasan para sa pangarap nilang mag-ina. Pero hindi niya inakala na biglang magbabago ang buhay niya sa pagdating ng bad boy transferee sa academy — si Ross Valdforz.


Lesbi In Love by Ow Wsic

Mary Jovelyn Salazar or MJ for short can’t feel any sexual attraction towards the opposite gender. Sagad hanggang buto ang pagkainis niya sa mga lalaki. Mas gusto pa niyang magsuot ng mga damit-panlalaki kaysa magpaka-girly girl. Secretly in love din siya sa best friend niyang babae mula pa noong high school. Kaya, bakit may nararamdaman siyang something kay Ross Eliseo Valentin, ang notorious playboy ng school campus?
Can someone enlighten her, please?


Love In A Game by Kayla Caliente

May mahalagang misyon sa buhay si Steph: ang mapansin ni Dalton, ang schoolmate niya na ultimate hottie sa paningin niya.
At may secret weapon siya, si Chester, ang kinakapatid niyang genius at ang pinagkakaabalahan ay ang paggawa ng computer games. Na siyang mismong hilig ni Dalton.
Dahil sa bagong imbentong virtual reality game ni Chester ay naging successful ang misyon ni Steph. Hindi lang siya napansin ni Dalton, nakasama pa niya—sa loob mismo ng game na nilalaro nila. May problema nga lang. Hindi nila alam kung paano sila makakalabas doon.


Marceline Cinco’s High School Survival Guide by Rose Tan

He’s got the WORST tardiness excuse: ‘I got trapped in the lil’ boys’ room.’ His guitar gently weeps. He named his puppy after Marceline. Unlike Marvis the science dude, he does not sleep next to Cubee, the robotics club bot. He can write a thousand-word report. HE KNOWS A THOUSAND WORDS! He managed to learn 500 years of Philippine history before the third period. AWESOME!  Declan beat her to the presidency. His gym socks don’t match. But they don’t smell either. He scored 9/10 on the sewing test rubric. THE GUY CAN SEW! He does not apply deodorant OVER his shirt.

My Fat Chance by Sofia

Pangarap ng pamilya ni Quinn na maging susunod siyang Miss Universe. Pero wala iyon sa plano niya. Ang tanging kaligayahan niya ay kumain ng masasarap. Kaya naman nang alukin siya ni Chance sa isang deal na bibigyan siya ng lahat ng pagkaing gusto niya nang patago kung ilalapit niya ito sa antipatikang pinsan na si Cindy, tinanggap niya kahit na mababasted din ang lalaki sa huli.
Pero habang sinasaktan ni Cindy si Chance, si Quinn din ang nasasaktan. At nahiling niya na sana ay siya na lang ang gusto ni Chance.


Our Last Colorful Days by Tyra

Alexandrei Rivas is a fifteen year old boy who thinks that he doesn't have anything to look forward to in his life. Then one day, nakilala niya si Pippa. She was the complete opposite of him.  Pati ang paghinto niya sa pagpipinta ay pinapakialaman nito. Then she slowly wormed her way into his heart and pulled him out of the darkness he was in. Because of her, the things he sees were no longer gray. Instead, it was all filled with colors. Because of her, he was happy again.
Pero hindi rin nagtagal ang kasiyahan na iyon because Pippa has a terminal illness. Walang kasiguraduhan kung gagaling pa ito o hindi.  And that broke him inside all over again.    


I Knew He Was Trouble by Heart Yngrid

Hooked na hooked sa online novels si Nadine. In fact, araw-araw ay nangangarap siya na mangyayari sa kanya ang isa sa love stories na nabasa niya. 
Bigla tuloy napansin niya si Calix Roque, ang campus bully sa St. Catherine High at leader ng isang teen gang. Kapag kinanti mo siya, pilik-mata mo lang ang walang latay. Pero in all fairness, cute si Calix.
            Kaya nakagawa si Nadine ng isang bonggang desisyon. Pa-iibigin niya si Calix at gagawa siya ng sariling real-life gangster love story.


Supernova by Luna King

Her name is Sunny Esguerra, eighteen and depressed.
His name is Levi Mitchell Hope, a living doll.
And yes, they were in love with each other. Ang kailangan na lang nilang gawin ay ang makahanap ng paraan para makabalik si Levi sa pagiging tao. Para sa forever nila.
This is not a summer fling. This is a summer job gone wrong.


Vanilla Twilight by Luna King

Adam’s death was too soon and unexpected. At age 16, he still has a lot of things he wanted to accomplish. Then he met Light. Kinulit ito ni Adam para tulungan siyang maalala ang unfinished business niya para makatawid na sa liwanag. Para matulungan naman siya, hiningi ni Light ang tulong ng best friend ni Adam na si Twila.

            Light and Twila worked together to find out what Adam’s last wish was. And then Adam na realized ang posibleng unfinished business niya ay ang ma-experience ma-in love sa best friend niyang si Twila. Para magawa `yon, nakiusap siya kay Light na hiramin ang katawan nito sa pamamagitan ng possession para makapag-confess lang siya ng feelings kay Twila.
            So he did.    

Book 3 - Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay

G et ready to be transported back to the magical world of Gabun and the travails of Moymoy Lulumboy as Lampara Books brings you the third installment following the saga of the ‘batang aswang.’
Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay hits the shelves beginning September 17, 2016 in a grand launch at the SMX Convention Center, coinciding with the 37th Manila International Book Fair.
In this book, Moymoy is able to save his twin brother Alangkaw and their childhood friend Hasmin, a manananggal. Having found out as well who their mother is and where she may be found, the twins embark on a mission to save her by following certain missions as bidden them by Ingkong Dakal, the guardian of the Gabun archives. Will Moymoy and Alangkaw be able to accomplish the tasks and eventually be reunited with their mother Diyosang Liliw at last?
Penned by champion of original Filipino literature for the youth and Precious Pages Corporation stalwart Segundo ‘Jun’ Matias, Jr. with illustration by award-winning visual artist Jomike Tejido, Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay will surely be a new favorite for Filipino readers to read over and over until the next installment.

Matias, also known by his persona “Kuya Jun,” is a storyteller and has published over 1500 books for children and young adults including the following series titles: Makabagong Alamat, Mga Kuwentong Nanay, and Mga Kuwentong Dapat Mong Malaman. His Alamat ng Duhat won first prize at the 2011 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. In 2012, his Ang Papag ni Tatang merited an honorable mention citation from the PBBY-Salanga Prize. His other awards include receiving a first honorable mention citation for the teleplay, Loida: Taxi Driver during the 1991 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. The most recent addition to his achievement is another Palanca for #PaperDolls, awarded 3rd prize under the Sanaysay category.
M atias has also written screenplays for Viva Films, Seiko Films, and Regal Films, as well as teleplays for various TV shows, including Lino Brocka Presents. As “Kuya Jun,” he is the storyteller in the widely circulated DVD series Ang Mga Kuwento ni Kuya Jun.
Award-winning artist-illustrator Jomike Tejido imparts his iconic illustrations to the book. With more than 70 books to his credit as author and illustrator, including illustrations for Oxford University Press and Scholastic, Tejido is a member and one-time president of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), an organization of children’s books illustrators. He has received awards and recognition from NomaConcours, Japan; PBBY-Alcala Illustrator’s Prize, International Board on Books for Young People, and Golden Book Award.
Lampara Books brings to children, parents and teachers the brightest stories from the current harvest of children’s literature in the Philippines, likewise from the literature of different countries from all over the world. Each story is carefully written or retold by budding and award-winning Filipino writers and illustrated by illustrators of children’s books. Featured here are unique and exciting characters, places, themes and experiences that will kindle the imagination, emotion and mind of the young readers. Each book is written in two languages—Filipino and English—to reach a greater number of readers here in the country and in other parts of the world.
More importantly, Lampara Books hopes that the lessons and values learned in these stories will serve as light that will guide young readers to grow up with a profound love for books and reading, a deep respect for themselves, for others, and for the environment, and a keen awareness of their roles as good and responsible members of society.
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