Archive for May, 2015

Animax, Asia’s first channel specializing in Japanese animation, will be bringing its annual flagship event back to the Philippines! Viewers and fans will be treated to two days of fun-filled anime-themed activities at Animax Carnival Philippines 2015, to be held at Hall 4 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on 30 and 31 May 2015, 11am to 8pm.

Anime lovers can look forward to a bigger event this year with more exciting activities such as special performances by renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, the Animax Cosplay Competition, exciting activities and sale of exclusive anime merchandise, and special guest performances from Japan. Admission to the carnival comes at the affordable price of Php 200.00 each.

The Cosplay Royalty

The Queen of Philippine Cosplay, Alodia Gosiengfiao will be performing onstage bringing some of her best costumes and pegs. Her passion for anime, video games and other creative media has led her to contribute to the rise of Cosplaying activities in Philippines so better watch out for her.

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Animax Cosplay Competition

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will see the return of the acclaimed Animax Cosplay Competition for cosplay lovers!

Cosplayers can once again showcase their costume-making talents and emulation of their favorite anime characters with a range of realistic costumes and gravity-defying anime hairstyles to thrill visitors. This year, the competition will feature two categories, a solo category on 30 May, and a group (no more than 5) category on 31 May, both happening at 2pm to 5pm.

Participants of both categories will stand a chance to win cash and exciting prizes and goodie bags, with attractive prizes worth over Php10, 000!

To enter the competition, interested participants must submit their entries to the Animax office by 22 May 2015, 6pm. For more information, please refer to http://www.animax-asia.com/acph2015/cosplay

Exciting activities and anime merchandise

Fans will get to be submerged into the world of anime and the Japanese culture through this year’s carnival.

Attendees will be able to play traditional Japanese games and preview all of the anime posters and character artworks that have been featured on Animax. They can experience iconic Japan by learning how to write their names in Japanese and folding Origami for display. There will also be purchasable Japanese fashion pieces and Japanese food from a variety of designer booths and food stalls. Furthermore, fans will also be able to immerse themselves in products and gaming activities sponsored by Sony.

Event goers will also get to have a chance to win various merchandise and premiums from Animax such as drawstring bags, sticky notes, folders, fans and much more.

Special guests and appearances

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will also be celebrating Japanese culture with the performances of special guests.

We have performers from Japan namely “Triqstar” , who is known for mixing traditional Japanese Kabuki elements with new-age dance and Tambourine Master “Gonzo” will also be featured in the event. A Jpop dance routine will also be staged by the group, Junior New System.

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For more details on the carnival and the cosplay competition, visit the official Animax Carnival Philippines Website (www.animax-asia.com/acph2015); Like Animax Asia on Facebook: (www.facebook.com/animaxasiatv); Follow Animax Asia on Twitter (@animaxasiatv). Fans can also join in the conversation through the official hashtag #ACPH.

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 is jointly organized by Animax Asia in partnership Royal Tru Orange and Brothers. Animax is available in the Philippines on Skycable Channel 46 and Cignal Channel 34.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Animax Carnival?

Animax Carnival aims to engage and entertain everyone around anime and all things Japanese. Thanks to your support, it’s finally back here in the Philippines!

What can I expect from Animax Carnival?

There are a few zones, for everyone to be fully submerged in Animax and the Japanese culture.

  • Carnival– where you can play fun traditional Japanese games and preview all of the anime posters and character artworks that have been on Animax!
  • Yoyogi Park– where you can experience iconic Japan by learning how to write your name in Japanese and folding your own Origami underneath our very own Sakura Tree!
  • Harajuku– where you can buy Japanese fashion pieces and taste Japanese food from a variety of food stalls and designer booths!
  • Akihabara– where you can immerse yourself in products and gaming activities sponsored by Sony.

When and where is Animax Carnival 2015 held at?

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will be held at Hall 4 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City from 30 to 31 May 2015. The opening hours for both days will be from 11am to 8pm.

With so many activities, how much is the entrance fee to Animax Carnival Philippines 2015?

Animax Carnival Philippines is upping the ante this year! With a bigger space at SMX Convention Center Hall 4, we are able to accommodate more anime fans and transport them to a scenic interpretation of both old and new Japan. Event goers will also get to have a chance to win various merchandise and premiums from Animax such as drawstring bags , sticky notes, folders, fans and so much more. To be a part of such an amazing experience, the entrance fee is Php 200 per day.

Where can we get our tickets for the Animax Carnival Philippines 2015?

Tickets are available in all SM Tickets outlets at all SM Cinema ticket booths, selected SM Stores, MOA Arena Box Office and at http://www.smtickets.com

I did not manage to buy tickets for the Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 beforehand. Can I purchase them on-site?

Yes, you can buy your tickets on site for both days of the event. But do arrive earlier so that you can experience all the activities at the Animax Carnival Philippines 2015!

How do I get to Animax Carnival?

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 will be held at Hall 4 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

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Run United 2

The Run United is one of the most sought after runs in the country. It’s grown to be so big and so popular that even non-runners mark their calendars, deciding if they’re ready to join their first run. What makes the Run United series so special, more than just the connecting medals, is that it pushes runners to exceed themselves. Making runners train harder and push further to achieve a new personal record. With that goal in mind, Unilab Active Health has introduced a lot of changes in the Run United Series since it started way back then. This year, they’re adding a few more changes, hoping to exceed themselves as well.

Run United 2 is set for June 7, 2015 and again features the 32K distance which is perfect for runners who are prepping for a full marathon after completing their first half-marathon. Runners also get the option to “upsize” their registration to an active health mentorship kit for an extra P60 to get a personalized training plan from coach Ani De Leon-Brown and to get a personalized race bib. All categories will have a start and finish at Mall of Asia.

Run United 2 2015 Details
When: June 7, 2015
Where: SM Mall of Asia
Race Categories: 32k, 21k, 10k, 5k
Race Organizer: RunRio Inc.

Run United 2 2015 Registration Schedules

Run United Registration Schedules

PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES

In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting March 14, 2015.

  • RUNNR Store BGC
    B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
  • Toby’s Shangri-La Mall
    GF Shangri-La Malla, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
  • RUNNR Store Trinoma
    GF EDSA-North Ave. Terminal, Project 6, Quezon City
  • Toby’s MOA
    SM Mall of Asia, GF Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila
  • Toby’s Arena Glorietta 2
    3F Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • Toby’s Robinsons Metro East
    3F Robinsons Place Metro East, Marcos Hiway, Brgy. Dela Paz, Santolan, Pasig

Run United 2 2015 Registration Fees

Run United Registration Fees

Note: Additional P150 will be charged for race kit delivery for online registrants. Fees are inclusive of P50 web admin fees.

Race Bib with D-Tag Delivery Schedule – on or before May 20, 2015

For IN-STORE PREPAID CARD BUYERS: Complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period from May 21 to May 31, 2015 at the store where you bought your prepaid card.

Run United 2 2015 Assembly Time

Run United 2 2015 Assembly Time

REMINDERS:

  • All registrations will be done online by logging on to www.runrio.com
  • Deadline of registration is on May 14.  Register before April 16 to guarantee the finishers’ shirts size for 21km and 32km finishers.
  • Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.
  • Prepaid cards must be registered on or before May 14, 2015.  Validity expires beyond the date indicated at the back of the card.
  • Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis.  Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

RACE RESULTS:

Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites: www.unilabactivehealth.com and www.runrio.com.
Timing and Race Results: feedback@runrio.com

CONTACT DETAILS:

For online and in-store registration inquiries:
Landline (+632) 703-1736
Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.

EXCEED YOURSELF. GEAR UP FOR THE 2015 RUN UNITED 2

Get a chance to own your very own Active Health branded limited edition Run United singlet with Chaf-Reduc Technology and kits when you participate in the 2015 Run United 2. These special items will forever serve as your badges of participation in this prestigious run where you are encouraged to continuously train and become a better version of yourself.

RACE KIT:

The 2015 Run United 2 race kit will contain the following: Active Health Singlet with Chaf-Reduc Technology, Active Health Sun Visor, and Race Bib with D-Tag. UPSIZE YOUR REGISTRATION – PAY P60.00 and get a customized Exceed Yourself training plan from Coach Ani De Leon-Brown and it comes with a personalized race bib and free 3 pcs Enervon Activ & 1 40gms Enervon HP Recovery Drink.

Run United 2 Runner’s Kit

PRE-RACE KITS – ACTIVE HEALTH CHAF-REDUC SINGLET

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ACTIVE HEALTH VENTILATION BAG

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FINISHERS’ SHIRT (for 21km & 32km finishers’ only)

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FINISHERS’ MEDAL

2015 UNITED HEXAGONAL MEDAL – a symbol of the progressive athlete’s pursuit to become a better version of himself. It’s connectivity to another is a testimony of the athletes ability to continuously exceeding themselves.

If a runner finishes all three legs he/she will be able to form this united hexagonal medal.

run united medalRegister and finish the 21km/21km/21km, 21km/32km/21km or 21km/32km/42km of legs 1/2/3 respectively and form the united hexagonal medal which is the 2015 unique Run United/ RunRio Trilogy Series United Medal!

RACE ROUTE

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What’s New in Run United 2?

So just to summarize all the changes and updates, here’s what you can look forward to in Run United 2 as well as the succeeding runs in the Run United series.

  • Guaranteed Finisher Shirt Size –  The organizers understand how several runners really look forward to the finishers shirt, and of course, in getting our desired sizes. Hence, by starting early in the registration process, they are giving runners a chance to GUARANTEE their shirt size. I strongly encourage you guys to register BEFORE April 16 to make sure you get the finisher’s shirt that fits you best.
  • All ONLINE registration process – For the past years, registering for races in the Run United Series has become such as task. I remember reading Facebook statuses that share how disappointed or how stressful they were because of the long lines. Hence, by making everything online, registrants need only go to the store to purchase their cards – making the process a lot quicker. Moreover, since runners can only purchase pre-paid cards for themselves, the process will be even faster.
  • With 2 additional registration sites – to cater to more runners from the different parts of Manila, RunRio has added 2 new registration sites – Toby’s Glorietta and Toby’s Robinson’s Metro East. 
  • With 11 days race kit claiming period – claiming period will be from May 21-31, giving runners AMPLE time to claim their race kits.
  • Prepaid card selling to ACTUAL runners only – sorry guys, but you can no longer register for your friends. There are too many scalpers who take advantage of this race. If you don’t have time to go to the store, you can always opt to just register online and pick up your kit in your desired site to do away with the additional delivery fee. Though not mentioned specifically, I’d suggest you to bring an ID upon registration to confirm.

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 Prince George made a brief visit at St. Mary’s Hospital in London on Saturday to meet his newborn sister.  Prince William and his son, wearing matching blue sweaters, were seen smiling broadly as they waved to the cameras outside the hospital. Prince George stayed at St. Mary’s Hospital for about an hour before he was taken back to Kensington Palace.

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The adorable 22-month-old Prince George has arrived at the Lindo Wing to meet his baby sister for the very first time. Shortly after 4pm on 2 May, the little royal arrived with his proud father Prince William to be introduced to the newborn Princess of Cambridge.

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Earlier, Prince William told reporters outside the Lindo Wing of the hospital that he was heading to Kensington Palace to pick up the little boy. “I’m just going to pick up George,” said the Prince William, adding that he and Kate Middleton were “very happy” about the arrival of their daughter.

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“We could not be happier that on this historic day, the birth of the first Royal Princess for a generation, that the Royal family should pick one of our designs to dress the Prince in as he makes his first visit to meet his new sister,” brand founder Rachel Riley said in a statement.

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“The Duchess of Cambridge is bringing a spotlight to traditional British clothes such as these simple classics, when children were dressed as children and not as mini-adults. We are delighted for them and wish Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and their young family our best wishes on this happy occasion.”

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 Ten minutes after William made the short journey from the hospital to Kensington Palace, he arrived back at the hospital with his young son. After pulling up outside the Lindo Wing, William got out of his car and help George out onto the pavement. It looked like plan A had been for the toddler to walk the short distance to the hospital steps, but seemingly startled by all the commotion, George reached his arms up to his daddy, who scooped him up and carried him the rest of the way.

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 Encouraged by his father, little George waved to wave to the crowds who cheered and clapped to see two future monarchs waving at the same time. William paused briefly outside the doors to the Lindo Wing, talking to George all the while to reassure the little boy. 

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The touching scene when Prince William give his son a kiss.

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The little prince is rarely seen in public – his protective parents have issued some photographs but he hasn’t been in the spotlight as much as his father William and Prince Harry were when they were the same age. Surprisingly, it is the only the second time Prince George has been seen in the country officially – the first being on the very same steps in July 2013, when his parents proudly introduced him to the world.

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Every Perfect Face Prince George Made While Meeting His Sister for the First Time.

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Introducing Kate Middleton and Prince William’s newest bundle of joy!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge debuted their second child at 6:12 p.m. local time on the steps of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, as is royal family tradition, giving the world its first glimpse at Prince George’s little sibling.

Kate and William’s baby girl was born on Saturday, May 2.

Wearing a white and yellow long-sleeve shift dress and nude heels (yes, heels!), the duchess carried her sleeping newborn daughter, wrapped in a light blanket and cap, and smiled and waved with her husband at the scores of adoring fans who have gathered at the hospital over the past couple of weeks in anticipation of the child’s birth. He helped her down a short flight of stairs and they stood outside for about two minutes before returning back inside.

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 Both new parents looked calm and collected as photographers snapped shots of the newborn in front of the exact same spot that Princess Diana and Prince Charlesonce presented both William and Prince Harry hours after their births.

They then came out again with the little princess, sleeping in a car seat, entered a black SUV and drove off, with William at the wheel.

Hours after Kate gave birth, William, who was present for it, later drove home to Kensington Palace, located less than two miles away, to collect George. He then brought him back to St. Mary’s Hospital to visit his mother and new sister.

“The baby weighs 8 lbs., 3 oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth,” Kensington Palace said in a statement, adding, “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Back in September of last year, the Palace made the exciting announcement that Kate and Will were expecting their second child.

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 “Their Royal Highness’s, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child,” Clarence House said in a statement. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

Prince Charles previously gushed about his newest grandchild during a trip to the United States with wife Camilla Parker Bowles.

Color Manila Blacklight Edition Run

Save the date! On 16 May 2015, Color Manila will transform Filinvest City, Alabang into a supernatural, extraterrestrial dimension. Prepare to be bombed with colored powders specially formulated to glow under UV light. What happens between the gun start, the UV-lit stations and the finish line can only be described as a complete distortion of the senses.

With a common dedication to product quality and customer satisfaction, Color Manila has teamed up this time with Brother Philippines. Brother Philippines is one of the biggest multinational companies in the country which just successfully launched its newest printer with ink refillable system.

Color Manila Blacklight Edition Run Details
Event : CM Nite -Blacklight Edition!
Date : May 16, 2015 Saturday
Venue : Filinvest City, Alabang
Organizer : ProActive

Color Manila Blacklight Edition Run
Race Categories
3KM – Php 850.00 – Drifit shirt, Race bib, Blacklight headlamp w/strap, Finishers’ medal, glow color packet, drawstring bag.
6KM – Php 850.00 – Drifit shirt, Race bib, Blacklight headlamp w/strap, Finishers’ medal, glow color packet, drawstring bag, Bonus: Brother Ink Pillow.
10KM – Php 850.00 – Drifit shirt, Race bib, Blacklight headlamp w/strap, Finishers’ medal, glow color packet, drawstring bag.

Color Manila Blacklight Run Edition
Registration Details

CREDIT CARD / DEBIT CARD / PAYPAL

Visit the Official Color Manila Website: www.colormanilarun.com
Click on REGISTER NOW!
Fill up the online registration form
Fill up your credit card / debit card / PayPal details
Wait for your confirmation email
Claim your 

PREPAID CARD
Purchase Prepaid cards at the selected stores:

Runnr Trinoma (April 25 onwards)
Runnr Alabang Town Center (April 25 onwards)
Runnr Bonifacio High Street (April 25 onwards)
Tobys Glorietta (April 25 onwards)
Tobys SM Megamall (April 25 onwards)
Tobys SM Mall of Asia (April 25 onwards)

Visit the Official Color Manila Website: www.colormanilarun.com
Click on REGISTER NOW!
Choose Prepaid cards as payment options and enter the code found on your prepaid card.
Fill up the online registration form
Wait for your confimation email
Claim your kit

SM TICKETS
Purchase SM TIckets at any SM Cinema Ticketing Center

Visit the Official Color Manila Website: www.colormanilarun.com
Click on REGISTER NOW!
Fill up the online registration form
Enter your SM Ticket Number
Wait for your confirmation email
Claim your kit

Color Manila Blacklight Edition Run
Race Kit Claiming
Race Kit Claiming Days
Date: May 9, 10, 11 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
Where: Crimson Hotel Alabang
Schedule: 11:00am to 8:00pm?

Disclaimers
– Sizes are available are on a first come first serve basis during registration. Reserved sizes cannot be altered during claiming. Size chart is provided for reference.

– Registration is open until until supplies last. Organizer reserves the right to close registration once slots have already been filled up.

– For delivery requests, you may email us at info@colormanilarun.com to process your shipping request:
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Shipping Address

We charge a delivery fee. Race kit claiming is for free.
– All those unregistered prepaid cards and SM tickets after 12mn, Sunday, May 9, 2015 will be considered void. No refund shall be given.
– All unclaimed race kits after the scheduled race kit claiming will be forfieted. PLEASE CLAIM YOUR KITS ON TIME.
– For deliveries, details and other requirements should be submitted not later than May 9, 2015, 12 noon. STRICTLY NO RACE KIT CLAIMING on RACE DAY.

Color Manila Blacklight Edition Run
Race Kit Inclusion

Drifit

Race-Bib

CM-Medal

Head-lamp

Ink-Pillow

Drawstring-Bag

For more information
Website : http://www.colormanilarun.com
Email address: info@colormanilarun.com
Office/warehouse address: JC Jem’s Compound,
Tanchoco Ave., Barangay San Juan, Taytay Rizal

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“They’re the best at making music with their mouths.” The Barden Bellas are back — ready to wreak harmonious havoc on any and all a cappella challengers in the new trailer for Pitch Perfect 2.

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This time with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the whole a capella crew are back for the musical comedy sequel that sees the Bellas going global for the World Championship of A Capella, an Olympic-style competition that no American team has ever won. Along with some trash-talking Germans who speak eight languages, the trailer is packed with over-the-top song and dance routines, ridiculous matching outfits and plenty of Rebel Wilson, who once again looks set to steal every scene in the movie. And because this is an international trailer, we get to see plenty of a capella teams from other countries in the competition.

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Pitch Perfect 2 is directed by Elizabeth Banks (star of Pitch Perfect, making her feature directorial debut) and written by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect, “30 Rock,” “New Girl”). Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Adam DeVine and even Anna Camp from the first film are back too, with some new groups taking the stage.

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Pitch Perfect 2 is slated for release on May 15th, 2015, and comes highly anticipated after the 2012 original became a sleeper hit.


‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trailer


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