Shop and win prizes at True Value’s private sale

True Value holds a Private Sale this March 29, 2012 at the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell from 11 AM-6 PM only.
All True Perks members, Robinsons-Cebu Pacific MasterCard holders, Go! Mastercard holders, and Robinsons Shop Card holders are invited to come and shop to their heart’s content.
Non-members may sign up for any of the participating cards at the store.
Enjoy up to 70% off on great finds.

The first 100 customers will get a free Greener Options bag, while biggest spenders will take home the following prizes:
• Biggest spender gets a 10-piece patio set and gazebo
• 2nd placer gets a Delonghi deep fryer and Kenwood blender
• 3rd placer gets a Black & Decker food processor

You can also win a Breville Meal Maker, a Moen tub shower set, car care items, LED lighting set, a VEATU faultless lock set or True Value shirts during hourly raffle draws.
Free popcorn, coffee and other snacks will be served.


Eat and win 2 tickets to Taking Back Sunday

You know you’re old when you no longer care or know about the new music that’s coming along because, well, you’re happy with the songs you know, especially the songs of your youth.
Here comes a band I have never heard of up till tonight: Taking Back Sunday performs at the Sky Dome in SM City North Edsa this April 13, 2012 at 8 PM.


Now my friend Jude is giving away two Gold concert tickets at the Frazzled Cook.
From March 26 to April 09, 2012, each minimum SINGLE RECEIPT TRANSACTION of Php 1,000 at the FRAZZLED COOK, entitles customer to win 2 GOLD TICKETS (worth Php 3,180 each) to be raffled off on April 09 at 6 PM.
Winners will be notified via email.
For reservations call the Frazzled Cook at 782-5980 or 725-3354.

Concert tickets are also available at Ticketnet.

St. Luke’s Global City is 11th most beautiful hospital in the world

At last, we’re in a list of Bests, not Worsts.
St. Luke’s Hospital in Bonifacio Global City is ranked 11th out of 25 most beautiful hospitals in the world, according to HealthExecNews, a daily publication with nearly half a million subscribers in the healthcare industry.

Here’s what the site says about St. Luke’s Global City:

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To see The 25 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the World, click HERE.
To know about St. Luke’s Medical Center, click HERE.

Help fly a Filipino artist to Belgium

Dear kind reader,
This summer, while many of us are planning our trips abroad for much-needed holidays, some of us are figuring out a way to fulfill a dream.
Our friend, Filipino visual artist, Mark Salvatus, has been invited to participate in Cosmopolitan Stranger, Hotel de Inmigrantes, a parallel event of Manifesta 9, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which opens its doors in Genk, Province of Limburg, Belgium.


One of the ways for Philippine contemporary art to flourish is for its artists to be continually exposed to the developments in the global art scene. It allows them to expand their potential for collaboration and develop their sensitivity and criticality towards current discourse.
This project will also allow Mark to represent the Philippines in an esteemed art event.


However, Mark, a multi-disciplinary artist based in Lucban and Manila, is in need of financial assistance to be able to travel to Belgium from May 31 to June 7, 2012.

Here’s a breakdown of projected costs:
Return Airfare: Php 60,000++
Materials/Production: Php 10,000++
Others: Daily expenses & local travel: Php 10,000

If you would like to help fly Mark to Belgium, please click HERE.
You will be asked to fill out a form where collection arrangements can be made. You will also be asked to confirm your donation via email before your donation will be reflected on the site.
How do I know? I just did!

Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design with a degree in Advertising Arts. His recent exhibitions include 3rd Singapore Biennale; 4th Guangzhou Triennale; Jakarata Biennale XIV 2011; UP Vargas Museum, The Drawing Room and Ateneo Art Gallery.
To know more about his work, go to or
To contact the artist, email

Remember Perry King?

One of the best things about being married to your best friend is, they’re almost always available (well, except for fashion events).
I love spontaneity. I love eating out or watching a movie on a whim, or going to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
One of my fondest memories is waking up jet lagged in Hong Kong (via Amsterdam) and ordering room service with Jeroen at 3 AM.
Midnight snacks are especially thrilling because you’re not supposed to be having freshly cooked hamburgers or yang chow fried rice at such an ungodly hour.

Last week I was on this diet pill that gave me “jet lag”. It would make me sleepy at 10:45 PM and wake me up at 3 AM.
My tossing and stirring and trips to bathroom and kitchen would wake up Jeroen.
Last Sunday in the middle of the night, I asked if we could watch one of the ’70s movies in my DVD stash.
A Different Story

A Different Story was a movie I enjoyed in the late ’70s. I was not supposed to because it had a controversial plot and a nude scene. Looking back I realize most of the movies that made a mark on me had nude scenes—because I’m not supposed to be watching them.
A Different Story is about a gay man and a lesbian who are forced to live together because of necessity (Perry King was kicked out by his gay lover). The two become friends, get married (out of necessity) fall in love, get pregnant, but will they live happily ever after?

A Different Story

A Different Story

A Different Story

From experience, I can tell you this is every fag hag’s fantasy. Some of us have a crush on our gay friend and imagine we could convert him and be together.
While it does happen sometimes, most of the time it doesn’t, we get over it and move on with our lives.

Watching the movie again after three decades I’m amazed how Perry King in the ’70s would still look hot in our present time.
Seeing him in my teens definitely shaped how I viewed men as an adult. In fact I made a wish at a very young age to marry a white guy—and I did!
I enjoyed watching with Jeroen who was only five when the movie was released. I loved seeing the old rattan furniture like they were made in the Philippines.

A Different Story

I loved swooning over Perry King and having teenager feelings again. Couldn’t help but wonder how he looks now, and here’s what Google found:

Perry King

Awww….mehn….He turns 64 this year. Can I just remember him like this?

Perry King

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