Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge Experience!

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Last night, Wish FM’s first ever Ultimate Fandom Challenge was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum. It is a contest where fandoms (or group of fans) compete against each other in several challenges to show their support for their favorite artist. Some examples of the challenges are Twitter Trending Battle, Online Voting, Album Sales/ Physical Presence and many more. For complete list and details of the mechanics, here’s the link from Wish’s website: https://www.wish1075.com/wishfandom/mechanics/

Araneta Coliseum was filled with fans and even non-fans who would just like to witness the event. The artists’ performance were all great as their fans’ screams and support echoed throughout the coliseum.

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Before the winners were announced, Kuya Daniel Razon informed the coliseum that the monetary prize that the fandom will receive will not only be for the fandom and for the artist they support, but also a part of it would go to a chosen beneficiary. As always, Kuya Daniel’s ideas and projects are distinctive from the others as charity is always involved. “Wish fm will continue to grant wishes of less fortunate fellow men here in the Philippines“, said Kuya Daniel. Like so, he also announced that the second Wish Awards is to be expected this year with the same concept of charity to the chosen beneficiaries of the winners.

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Without further adieu, here are the winners for the first Wish Ultimate Fandom Challenge! (Please pardon the pictures, I did not take the patron seat haha!)

6th RUNNER UP: Francisnatics Worldwide (supporting Francis Ryan Lim).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: Philippines Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
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5th RUNNER UP: Juan Karlos United Families Club (supporting Juan Karlos Labajo).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: Lingap Voluntourism PH, Inc.

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4th RUNNER UP: Darylnatics Official (supporting Daryl Ong).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: Blessed Ville Special School Foundation, Inc.
PRIZE: Php 150,000

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3rd RUNNER UP: Mowienatics (supporting Morissette).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: Marixtell Children’s Foundation, Inc.
PRIZE: Php 200,000

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2nd RUNNER UP: Juanista (supporting The Juans).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: Real Life Foundation, Inc.
PRIZE: Php 300,000

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Dyfenders and Darrenatics were asked to go on stage as the Winner and 1st placer was to be announced.

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1st RUNNER UP: Darrenatics (supporting Darren Espanto).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: World Vision
PRIZE: Php 500,000

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Dyfenders rejoiced as their fandom was announced as winner of the Wish FM Ultimate Fandom Challenge!!!

Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge Winner: Dyfenders (supporting Jason Dy).
CHOSEN BENEFICIARY: Kythe Foundation, inc.
PRIZE: Php 1,000,000

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

That concludes the Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge. Hopefully there will be more to come especially since it’s very rare to have a competition with acts of charity to some beneficiaries. As expected, and thank God, that events pioneered by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon always have a heart and care for humanity.

Thank God for this enjoyable event!
To God be all the Glory!

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Ang Pananampalataya Ko

Inspired sa lahat ng natutunan ko sa totoong Iglesia ng Dios, awa ng Dios at nagtry ako magcompose ng isang rap-poem na tungkol sa magaling na aral na aking sinasampalatayanan ngayon. Naaamaze lang talaga ako at salamat sa Dios! Ibang-iba ang turo na natutunan ko sa turo na alam ng marami. Biblical talaga at tunay na tunay!

Rap-poem siya kasi para siyang poem. Pero nung tinatry ko siya buuin, rap ang tono sa isip ko. So, para siyang may beat ng rap.

Salamat sa Dios and to God be the Glory!

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ANG PANANAMPALATAYA KO

May iba’t ibang paniniwala sa mundo
Tanto nating sila’y hindi magkakapareho
Ngunit di mo ba naisip karamiha’y manloloko?
Kung iisipin mong isa lang talaga ang totoo

Hindi naman pupwedeng silang lahat ay tunay
Magkakakontra’t sa iba’t iba bumabatay
Laking salamat ko sa Dios at natutunan ko
Nagiisang aral na walang makakatalo

Nabuksan aking mata’t nalaman ko ang tama
Marami pala tayong maling paniniwala
Bakit di nalang pupuwedeng relihiyo’y irespeto?
Eh paano? Sabi ng Biblia may mga manloloko

Sa panahon natin ngayon tila tao’y walang pakelam
Kung anu-ano mali ang sa ati’y pinaalam
Inilihis ni satan ating prioridad
Hilig natin ay saan saan nangapadpad

Kung iyo ngang sinasabing Dios ang una sayo
Maalarma ka’t magsuri kung nasa totoo
Baka ang pinagmulatan ay wala naman sa Biblia
Upang maging malaya, wag na tayong padaya

Ang paskong pinagdiriwang magmula pa noon
Mali-mali pala pati ang bagong taon
Purgatorio at Rosario’y wala naman sa Biblia
Pagbibinyag ng bata at pagkain ng ostcha

Hindi pala sa pari dapat magkumpisal
Mali pala’ng paulit-ulit na pagdadasal
Hindi pala ilan ilan lang ang santo’t banal
Sa tunay na Iglesia marami talagang bawal

Hindi pala totoong pagkatapos mamatay
Nandun ka na sa langit habang ang iba’y buhay
Narinig mo na ba ang katotohanang ito?
Na ang hahatol pala sa mga anghel ay mga tao

Mali pala ang pagtawag sa sinoman ng “papa”
“Most reverend”,”father”at katulad nila
Walang dapat bayad ang pagpapakasal
Mula binyag hanggang lamay ay ginawang kalakal

Hindi lahat ng pagkain ay pupwedeng kainin
Ngalan ng Dios ay hindi dapat saan saan gamitin
Pagsamba kay Maria’y bawal naman pala
O pagdidiwang ng sari-saring mga fiyesta

Hindi naman tatlong hari ang dumalaw kay Kristo
Pati ba naman pangalan nila’y pinagimbento
Buhok ng Panginoo’y hindi naman mahaba
Ang sign of the cross, imbento lang pala

Wag dapat maniwala sa nagsisipanghula
Na pagdating ni Kristo mundo’y mawawala
Padasal pala ay hindi biblical
Speaking in tongues ay hindi kung anong daldal

Hindi pala sapat ang minsan lang magsimba
Mahabang pagkakatipo’y normal naman pala
Pangalan ng Dios ay hindi naman Jehovah
Walang matibay na batayan ang atheista

Biblical pala ang pakikipgdebate
Ineencourage pa nga ang maging mapagsuri
Sa dami ng mistranslation at maling interpretasyon
Panahon nang sa mali ay huwag na mabaon

Kung ika’y may malasakit sayong kaluluwa
Simulan nang ang mali ay iyong gawing tama
Subukang makinig sa aral na magaling
Sa Iglesia ng Dios na sa Dios mismo nanggaling

Finding Dory Movie Review

Title: Finding Dory

Initial Release: June 17, 2016
Journey to Dory’s past as the loveable blue fish tries to find her own past! Experience Dory’s sad childhood despite those crazy eyes and see how Dory turned out to be who she is! Feel one’s longing to be with family! That’s right, Finding Dory is in theatre’s near ya’ll!

Anyways, I’m so excited to do a Finding Dory Review because it has only beem a week since it was released! Yey! \(^w^)/.

With that said, let me start with giving you a synopsis of the story: 

A year after Finding Nemo, Dory is living with her new family: Marlin and Nemo. After hearing Mr. Ray teaching Nemo’s class about Migration, that fishes migrate to go back to where they came from, Dory began having flashbacks of her past: that she lost her family and they lived in the Jewel of Morro Bay, California. Dory then became eager to search for her family and was accompanied by Marlin and Nemo. On their way, they encountered a Giant Squid who attacked them, slightly hurting Nemo. Marlin, being the over-protective and easily-stressed dad that he is, got angry at Dory and told her that she should just stay at the corner and forget because that’s what she does best. Depiste Dory getting hurt at what Marlin said, she searched for somebody to help them with Nemo’s injury. Going to the surface for help, Dory was abducted by volunteers at Marine Life Institute and was taken to Quarantine. Marlin, yet again, had to journey in search of a lost fish  with his son Nemo. While in Marine Life Institute, Dory tries to search for her parents, return to her friends, while remembering her own past. 


Ok, with that said, here’s the review!

PLOT AND CHARACTERS

Interesting. Very interesting plot. The story revolves around Dory and her past that she forgot due to Short-term Memory Loss, which was emphasized in the movie. The movie started showing Dory as a kid and her life as someone who suffered from the said disease. She grew up in the Marine Life Institute with super loving parents who really cares for her and loves her. It portrayed how they raised Dory and prepared her to fight Short-Term Memory Loss, such as teaching her the “Just Keep Swimming” song. Due to unfortunate circumstance of getting sucked in the pipes, Dory lost her family and ended up in the open ocean. Growing up, she slowly forgets her parents. 😦 

Ok now Marlin, you know his trauma after losing his wife, losing Nemo, and now losing Dory. He was the kind of an over-protective kind of person especially with Nemo who can’t swim very well. So had trust issues with Nemo making it on his own right? Well, he is the same with Dory. He has trust issues that Dory can’t make it on her own because she doesn’t plan and just go for the first option she sees kind of thing. Now, Marlin learns to trust on people despite their situation. 

While Nemo guides Marlin to realize that trust because he trusts Dory. He is like Marlin’s life lesson. Haha! But ofcourse the story doesn’t revolve around him anymore as it revolves around the lost fish, and the finder of the lost fish, his dad.

Anyways, along the way, Dory meets some interesting characters: Hank,a seven-legged octopus (or as Dory called him “Septopus”, lol) who wanted Dory’s tag so he can go to a permanent tank in Cleveland instead of being relased to the open ocean like the other fishes; Destiny, ,a near-sighted whale shark and also Dory’s childhood friend; and Bailey, a beluga whale who believes he is incapable of ecolocation ability. 

So yep, the plot is interesting and so are the characters. There are character developments, especially with Marlin, who again learned how to trust “weaklings” lol jk. Hank was also from a stubborn octopus who just wanted to get his tag to someone who sincerely helped Dory. And bailey I guess, coz he enjoyed his ecolocation ability afterwards. Haha!


THE ADVENTURE AND FEELS

For the adventure, well it was great. But not as great as the adventure in Finding Nemo. I mean they were both awesome, they both had different places they went to, get to meet new characters who would help them along the way, both had thrills and dangers, and both had crazy journies just to find the missing fish. But I guess I said that Finding Nemo was better because of the ocean vs the aquarium feels. I mean, it’s more epic to look at fishes journying through the open waters than finding their friend in a human park. Finding Dory revolves more in the human world, so you’ll expect aquariums, tanks, fish bowls, even streets and highways! Which is actually good to set the difference between the two movies instead of both being set in the ocean. 

Feels-wise though, Finding Dory was the winner in my opinion. It made me cry T.T The feeling of saying “sorry” all the time because you can’t remember stuff, the guilt of losing someone precious to you and you blame yourself because of your situation, and the feeling of parents wanting the best for their child who is suffering from an uncommon disease. Let’s just say that despite the fact that Dory’s character is comical, suffering from short-term memory loss is a difficult situation. And it’s just sad 😦


CINEMATOGRAPHY

Brilliant, Fascinating, a Spectacle, and super duper beautiful! I can’t say much. You know how beautiful Finding Nemo’s aura is in regards to animation, sounds, feels, cinematography and everything! You can expect the same for Finding Dory. It’s not like other movie sequels that leaves us traumatized after seeing that it’s far from the first movie. Finding Dory will satisfy you. ^_^


OVERALL

Yep! It’s recommendable! You should watch it. It’s nice 🙂

Overall rating is:


If you ask me though, which one I’d prefer between the two movies, I’d say I prefer Finding Nemo. The adventure and plot development in that movie is still better that Finding Dory. Though the second movie was great too! And as I said, it’s very recommendable.  It’s a Box Office movie by the way 😉

Thanks for reading!

Circles, Shangri-La Hotel Review

On June 11, 2016, my father treated us in a lovely dinner at Circles, Shangri-La Hotel, Makati. He had the ticket for a while now but we decided to eat today (despite him being sick… aww…)

Anyways, this blog is a review of the experience of dining in Circles and I’ll also add a portion of my experience roaming inside the hotel itself.

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So, asking my father about the price, he said that it was P2,500 per head. O_____O. But he got some sort of promo where he only paid P1,000 per head. Drinks are not included and costs P150 per head.

Anyways, I’ll talk about the positives first. 🙂

As expected, it was classy just as I would imagine for a five-star hotel. The ambiance was very elegant and the service was high class! The food, well, you couldn’t see some of the dishes else where.

I would like to mention that the desserts were good. Some of the desserts there are not present in other buffets like Dad’s, Buffet 101, or Vikings. They have Macaroon, Mango thingy with cream, etc. (Sorry I don’t know the names). The ice cream were definitely more high end than that of the other buffets.

Also, Wi-Fi is available.

Another food I would like to shout out is the Beef Mini Steak. Yum yum!

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Beef Mini Steak

The crabs and shrimps were also luxurious. They were huge! Very different from the other buffets. Both can be cooked depending on your choice (could be steasmed, etc). As for crabs, the only part served are the claw part. I’m not sure why though. But what I’m sure of is that despite the fact that this buffet is $$$ expensive, it’s worth it or more (really sulit) if you would eat a lot of shrimps and crabs. Just watch out for the high cholesterol! Haha!

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Shrimp and Crab

For Halal or non-Halal eaters, a sign at the right corner would be helpful to know which ones to or not to eat.

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Lastly, have you ever wondered what Spaghetti/Pasta tastes like without using processed tomato sauce? Well, you’ll get to taste it here! Spaghetti with actual tomato bits. It doesn’t tastes like the normal spaghetti we know. It’s classier in terms of, it’s so authentically tomato-ish, and it’s really tomato. Haha! That’s all I can say. It’s very different. 🙂

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Spaghetti

Now for the other things I’ve noticed…

It’s smaller than normal buffets. It’s about half of Something Fishy, and maybe 1/4 of Vikings, Buffet 101, and Dad’s. It’s really small. As in, there are only a few food choices compare to other buffets. It’s really quite limited. Drinks are P150 per head for unlimited drinks. However, you only get to pick with four choices: Orange Juice and three variants of Iced Tea.

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Drinks: P150 per head

I’ve also seen other customers order shakes and other drinks, but I guess they have a separate price for those.

Some of the dishes doesn’t have names in front of them, and some names are misplaced. Like this ice cream here:

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Ube Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream are switched

But I guess that’s just a minor mistake…

Unlike other buffets, dishes have limited sauce or some have no sauce at all. Your steamed crab or shrimp, for example, are simply steamed. There’s no sauce. So when we asked if there’s sauce for those dishes, the staff said that we can get them from the Japanese food area. Also, some of the dishes have shared serving spoons, unlike other buffets in which each dish has its own. The ice cream, on the other hand, has no serving spoon despite it being better to have one since it looked so self-service. The staff will scoop the ice cream for you.

Lastly, like other buffets, you will also be greeted Happy Birthday and be given a cake if you are a celebrator. However, other buffets who perform songs and some even sings song requests are better. In Circles, male staffs sing you a different version of Happy Birthday in a chant-like tone (Chant like meaning it’s not like it’s a song. It’s like a Happy Birthday song).

Conclusion:

Circles is great if you wanna feel sossy for some time. It’s really something to be proud of if you have pictures eating in Circles. #SocialClimbing101. It IS elegant, luxurious, and very expensive. I’d recommend it if you want to impress a date or something. Not to mention, Shanri-La Hotel itself is very luxurious. The piano, the lobby, the garden, the staircase, the ballrooms, etc. ❤ Just so lovely. It would be nice to be  a guest there.

However, if you’re expecting a buffet-ish buffet who really specializes in buffet to the finest level, I guess this is not the place for you. If you’re expecting buffets like Dad’s, Something Fishy, Buffet 101, and Vikings where there are large variety of food, unlimited drinks and shakes, unlimited everything, Circles is very different and it’s just puny compared to those.

I guess the main factor that you can consider high-end about Circles buffet is its name. It’s in Shangri-La! A five-star hotel! You can expect a five-star ambiance, service, I guess some food a five-stars too, but it’s not large. It IS sossy though!

So there, thank you for reading!~

Here is a slideshow of the restaurant, the hotel, and some selfies ❤

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