Berlin fashion Film Festival 2014 now open for submissions
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Professionals of the advertising, film, fashion, and music industries are invited to submit entires to the Berlin Fashion film Festival, which will take place in July during Berlin Fashion Week.
The festival will consist of three public screenings on July 8 and 9, an award ceremony on July 10, and a party on July 11, 2014.
Deadline for submissions is on April 30, 2014.


All films will be reviewed and considered for the official 2014 selection, which will be finalized by May 31, 2014.
The selected films will be judged by an international jury including Not Just a Label founder Stefan Siegel, Vimeo’s lead curator Jordan McGarry, fashion designer Charlie le Mindu, Serviceplan’s executive creative director worldwide Maik Kähler, Esmod Munich designer and art director Ingo Brack, and Berlin-based stylist Jan Luckenbill.


Berlin fashion Film Festival is a curated event focused on fashion film, an upcoming genre considered to be the future of fashion marketing.
Branded short films, fashion-focused TV commercials, and avant-garde presentations awarded by an A-list international jury form the content basis of the Berlin fashion Film Festival.
The Berlin fashion Film Festival aims to become the point of reference for professionals from the advertising, film and fashion industries.

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Smart offers free tickets and more to the 7107 International Music Festival
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SMART Communications, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with the 7107 International Music Festival this February 22-23, 2014.
Headlined by international acts (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kaskade, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar) and local bands (Up Dharma Down, Taken by Cars, Radioactive Sago Project), the 7107 International Music Festival will be held at Global Gateway Logistics City, in Clark, Pampanga.

Now Smart, along with its online music portal SPINNR, will be giving away more than 1,000 tickets to lucky Smart Prepaid, Postpaid and Broadband subscribers.
What’s more, Smart has prepared exciting events and attractions—including a dedicated Smart headquarters, where subscribers can lounge and hang out for the duration of the entire event.
Lucky Smart subscribers will also get the chance to meet and greet the artists back stage, take home exclusive merchandise, and get exclusive perks on the festival grounds.


To know more, go to, follow @SMARTPromos on Twitter, or like Smart Communications on Facebook.

Smart, the leader in mobile services in the Philippines, has over 56 million subscribers as of 2013.
SPINNR, powered by Smart Music, is the country’s biggest online music portal with more than 3 Million songs available for download. For as low as Php 49, users can enjoy unlimited music streaming from SPINNR on their PCs, smartphones and tablet with no data charges for 30 days.
To know more, go to

7107 International Music Festival Executive Producer Tina Herrera, Smart Innovations and Product Development Group Head Melissa Limcaoco, and Smart Prepaid Marketing Head Joel Lumanlan unveil a groundbreaking partnership that will give Smart and SPINNR users an amplified music experience during this year’s most anticipated music event.

L-R: Smart’s Media, Trade Activation and Touchpoints Group Head Darlene Chiong and Data and International Services Marketing Head Michele Curran join Melissa Limcaoco, Tina Herrera, and Joel Lumanlan at the press conference.

Home away from home: the Grand Hyatt Singapore
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It’s wonderful when you find your home away from home. In Tokyo, I prefer the Peninsula. In Singapore, it’s pretty much the Grand Hyatt.
I didn’t use to like this place so much, but when the Ion Orchard mall opened right across from it, the location suddenly became very OK.
Prior to finding this place home, I preferred the Mandarin Orchard for location and the famous overpriced Chatterbox chicken rice, which I love.

Chatterbox chicken rice

I also used to like the Quincy, but the place has gotten old. They really need to renovate.
But all things considered, I love the Grand Hyatt Singapore because of its design.
To further prove my point, last year I saw Tyler Brûlé and the Monocle team here.

Tyler Brule and Co.

I’ve heard a couple of people say the Grand Hyatt rooms and bathrooms suck, but I did not see it at all during this trip or or last year.
The bed is nice and comfy, and the thermostat is really easy to control. I love the convenience of the nightstands with the two shelves.
We didn’t really use the office corner because there were plugs everywhere. We could use the fast Internet while in bed.

Grand Hyatt Singapore

This nice chair ended up as my husband’s sabitan (rack) of used clothes because Euroboys like to recycle their clothes 🙂

Grand Hyatt Singapore

The TV was not complicated

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Sliding doors open up to a marbled bathroom, which is chuva-approved.

Grand Hyatt Singapore

It has a bathtub and separate shower stall

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Enclosed toilet, thank you very much

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Dressing table—how convenient

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Spacious counter sink—a must for me

Grand Hyatt Singapore

And a closet that opens from inside and outside the bathroom. No need to run out for pieces of clothing.

Grand Hyatt Singapore

The only thing I don’t really like was the food. Room service sucked. But I did enjoy the cereal-crusted KFC with Hainanese chicken rice my hubby bought next door. How convenient! Though I wish I had discovered this earlier on the first day. I could eat this everyday.

KFC golden cereal crunch

Please try when in Singapore.

KFC golden cereal crunch

My take on Vhong Navarro
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Not a few people have been asking me: “What’s your take on Vhong Navarro?”
For one thing, I was in Singapore when it happened. The first time I head about it was on Ping Medina’s Instagram.

Vhong statement

vhong navarro

Vhong Navarro

From what I gathered, Showtime co-host Vhong Navarro was beaten up by a certain Cedric Lee and his gang because of a girl named Deniece Cornejo, who cried rape.

Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo

FYI: Deniece is supposed to be deniece of news anchor Mel Tiangco, while Cedric Lee is the baby daddy of Vina Morales’s daughter.
Apart from starting out as a member of the Streetboys dance group, the only other thing I know about Vhong is he certainly has his way with chicks, as I’ve heard one young “pedigreed” actress has reportedly slept with him, eek!
Other than that, I know nothing.
I am not particularly interested because Vhong Navarro is so not hot, and I am not interested in guys who have a silent “H” in their name.

vhong navarro

I take exception to dancer Jhong Hilario who had the funniest mishap on Instagram, just Google it.
P.S. I do wish for Vhong Navarro’s swift recovery and that justice be served.

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