Taylor Lautner: from California to EDSA

Another day had passed and I was on my way home when I was stunned at a billboard in EDSA: there was Taylor Lautner, and he was like greeting everyone “GOOD MORNING MANILA”, on his fit tees, gorgeous bod and look that makes ladies go gaga. There he is, posing as a new ad model for Bench. Good catch for this one Mr. Ben Chan!

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It was July 19 this week, when Bench officially announced on their Twitter account that the Twilight hunk will be their Global Benchsetter, among other big names in the music industry like Adam Lavine and Jessica Sanchez. Some other international stars once graced the billboard in one of the busiest road in the city were Liam Hemsworth, Lucy Hale, Micheal Travino, and Joe Jonas.

According to ABS-CBN News site, the campaign was shot by Anthony Mandler, photographer, TV commercial and music video director. I guess all Bench and Taylor Lautner fans are just hoping for him to visit Manila soon.

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Toshiba product launch invites

Anyone who’s free on June 20, has a chance to get invites to join the Toshiba Consumer Product Launch!! Meet some tech bloggers and have a good feel vibe by getting a chance to win awesome prizes. Learn more on how to be part of this exclusive event at Yugatech site.

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V-date at UP Grounds Diliman

February is indeed a love month, and for some, it’s the time to think of ways on how and where to spend Valentine’s day with their love ones. I’ll say, break the fine dining set-up, or a night at the hotel because for the past few years, single or not, I have to share to you guys my way of spending V-day without totally ruining my budget. To all who are planning a special night to spend on the all-love-day, you guys may want to include this on your must do on February list. This is the time of the year where I embrace youth again and be part of the UP Fair 2013 at the Diliman Sunken Garden inside the campus.
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The Mafia’s last dance

Ten days from now, people who really love house and trance music will fall in love again, and for some, it will be a dream come true to watch Swedish House Mafia live. January 16 is the day every party people are waiting for since it was announced last year that the Swedish electronic dance music trio will be here in manila to perform…I was like OH MY GOD!!!

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Beyonce and Pepsi “Live for Now”

Now is the day to remember, for this is the time when people will be seeing Beyonce’s face printed on Pepsi cans. Beyonce in can…that’s what I thought of when I saw pictures of her face marked on cans, showing her support in the company’s “Live for Now” campaign. This is a smart move, making it appear like a limited edition cans that all Pepsi and music lovers can have.

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As the product’s brand ambassador, she was able to snag a deal which worth’s about $50 million dollars! All I can say is…whoaw!! Today, I think Pepsi will be able to come up with a mentality, in which their product will be always associated with Beyonce or the other way around; it will be a breeze for them to achieve this, since she’s not just a Pop star but a businesswoman too, so I think she can really contribute a lot on how to promote the product and reach thier target market.

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On one of Beyonce’s interview, she said “Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve…As a businesswoman, this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without sacrificing my creativity.” True enough, I guess it will be a win-win case for both parties…and I mean it will be good for Jay-Z too (*wink*wink*). Beyonce started to endorse Pepsi way back 2002, but only this time she got it big as the face of the company.

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A peek at Billboard’s charts

Yes, you love the sound of 80’s and you’ve dance in the tune of the latest dance craze by PSY. But you’re craving for more and have this urge for you to re-vamp your playlist in your iPod or download more songs, so I took a quick tour in the “what’s hot” on the Billboard list, taking the chance that it will help you in scouting new songs that you will fall in love to.

So let me cut the crap and give you some of the top 10 list in the Billboard site for week of October 13 of this year. Here it goes:

Billboard’s Top 10 of Hot 100 songs of the week:
TOP 1: One More Night – Maroon 5 (from the album Overexposed)
2: Gangnam Style – Psy
3: Some Nights – fun. (from the album Some Nights)
4: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
5: Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – P!nk
6: As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean
7: Begin Again – Taylor Swift
8: Whistle – Flo Rida
9: Too Close – Alex Clare
10: Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen (from the album Good Time)

Billboard’s Top 10 of On-Demand songs of the week:
TOP 1: One More Night – Maroon 5
2: Gangnam Style – PSY
3: Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
4: Some Nights – fun.
5: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
6: Lights – Ellie Goulding
7: As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean
8: Whistle – Flo Rida
9: Too Close – Alex Clare
10: Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

Billboard’s Top 10 of Digital Songs (top-downloaded songs across all genres) of the week:
TOP 1: Begin Again – Taylor Swift
2: Gangnam Style – PSY
3: Die Young – Ke$ha
4: One More Night – Maroon 5
5: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
6: Some Nights – fun.
7: Diamonds – Rihanna
8: Too Close – Alex Clare
9: Finally Found You – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Sammy Adams
10: Whistle – Flo Rida

There are more to see in the Billboard’s website, such as top music charts, album reviews, latest news and videos in the music scene. Other than that, take a quick tour on the Billboard Archives, to check out albums that made it in the top from 1940’s to 2012. Lastly, let me present you, number 6 on Billboard’s top YouTube song, One More Night by Maroon 5:

FREE David Guetta or King and I from Globe!!

Hail to all Globe Platinum subscribers, for you all got a chance to get free invites to attend the most anticipated events this October: David Guetta Live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and The King and I at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

It’s amazing because it’s as easy as filling out a survey form, to attend the event of your choice. No sweat! Easy as that! Honestly, I have no idea until when the survey form will be open for all Platinum plan subscriber to have a chance to get invites for free. When I check out Globe Telecom’s survey form here it’s still active so I guess, you can still give it a shot until October 10 for David Guetta’s event and October 27 to get a private show of the King and I.

For more details of the King and I show, visit http://www.rwmanila.com or call (632) 836-6333. Now for David Guetta’s event, check out my previous post written way back August, to learn more about details of the show.

Tiesto and Marcel Woods vs PSY Mash-up

I was having this conversation with a friend, when he shared me this link which he said, “will take your stress away”.

After 3 minutes and 40 seconds, this made me really want to dance the rodeo moves. If you’re into trance like me, put a good vibes mood in Oppa Gangnam Style craze, as Tirgan Oganezov and Burzhuy mash it up with Tiesto and Marcel Woods “Don’t Ditch”, thus with the title “Don’t Ditch the Gangnam Style”. I guess not everyone can’t get rid of this another infectious song, that they made a good twist to it and justify why it’s still fun to dance this song. For those who created this, 5 stars for you guys!!

Like it or not, I know you’ll enjoy the video! 😀