September 2008

Aloha Boardsports, which distributes the VOLCOM premier boardsports brand exclusively in the Philippines, is challenging Filipino artists to come up with their own original T-shirt designs and join the Volcom Call Out for Art with the theme “Why do you keep on hurting your neighborhood? What’s wrong with you?”

Volcom offers designs that can be worn as streetwear and boardsports apparel but is its wearable with a surf or skate appeal. There is a men and women’s line that offers a full complement of denim, casual wear and accessories that incorporate influences from street fashion. T-shirt prints can range from your usual beach-themed graphics to graffiti prints to original artwork with Aloha Boardsports.

Over the last decade, Volcom has provided a platform for aspiring artists to express themselves through the Featured Artist Series line of products and the first Filipina for Volcom’s Featured Artist Series is Sharon Atillo. Her work entitled Melissa’s Portrait with the Exploding Robotic Rhum in Cake, the artwork title with her cousin’s name, for whom the work was originally for, suggests a mirror image or a portrait of the viewer and the viewer’s surrounding mental, physical or sociological environment.

The best among original designs will be handpicked by Volcom and will be featured and produced as a limited edition release under the brand. The winning designer will receive Php 25,000, a P10,000 shopping spree in Aloha Boardsports and an exhibit grant.

Join the Volcom callout for art an Art Revolution. With the theme “Why are you hurting your neighborhood? What’s wrong with you?” Aloha Boardsports paves the way for other Filipino artists to follow in the footsteps of Sharon Atillo.

Its time you start working on your T-shirt now up to October 30, 2008, ’cause you just might be the next Volcom Featured Artist. If you are Interested in sending an entry. Log on to for more details. For questions and more information, you may email

Aloha Boardsports Inc. is the exclusive distributor for leading action sports apparel and accessories. For product information and inquiries, please visit Aloha Boardsports, Inc. at Level R3 Powerplant Mall, Makati City or call (02) 899-7332.

Philippine Blog Awards – Blogger’s Choice Award

by Anna Katharina on September 16, 2008

in Blogging,Events

The second Philippine Blog Awards will be held on September 21, 2008 at Esplanade , Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The awards aim to give recognition to the Filipino blogging talent. This year, its more exciting since awards were categorized accordingly as network blogs written by Filipinos, blogs written by media practitioners as well as local corporations that use blogs are effective communication tools.

I am singling out “My Boring Life…. Now a Bloghttp//

The website is cool, I like the new layout/theme used. The blog covers variety of topics and insights from a 17 year old that have a dream of making it big in the net.

He has been blogging for 5 years, podcasting , vlogging, web designer and graphic artist. He is maintaining around 20 websites on his own.

The blogger is young and is dear to me; he is one of my treasures!

Thumbs up for Adrian Jeric G. Peña!

Philippine Blog Awards Sponsors:
Level Up! Games
Blog Bank
Smart Communications
Josiah’s Catering
Rsun Technology Store
XFM 92.3
Buddy Gancencia Reality TV
Ultravision Photo and Video
Clique Booth
Aloha Board Sports
Sheero Media Solutions
Belo Medical Group
ROAM Magazine
Red Box
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf



California Pizza Kitchen

On October 1 – 2, 2008, 300 physician dermatologists from all over the Philippines will converge at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City for their 5th Annual Convention of PACCD. This year’s theme “Updates in Dermatology 2008” will have activities such as seminars, workshops on lasers, exhibits, fellowship night and discussion of current issues regarding BFAD rules affecting the practice of Dermatology and the Revised PMA Code of Ethics correlated to the practice of dermatology.

Since 2003, the PACCD is founded and headed by Vinson B. Pineda, M.D.,F.P.A.C.C.D., F.A.A.D. PACCD aims to uplift dermatological practice by providing a venue for information and education for current practitioners and future dermatologists. The birth of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology marks the realization of each member’s dream of becoming a part of a professional, non-partisan group aiming to provide quality dermatologic care for the Filipino people.

One voice….One profession…..One service! The Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology , rising to the challenge of a competent dermatology practice. To the organizers of the PACCD annual convention wishing you a successful 5th annual convention.

For more details of the convention, visit their website at email:

California Pizza Kitchen… the not so sinful pizza

by Anna Katharina on September 12, 2008

in Events,Food

Try California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) restaurant with branches at Glorietta 3, Trinoma and Shangri-La Mall. It is a not so sinful pizza and a pizza and salad in one. If you are tired of eating salad with a tomato-based sauce and you are in for more options.

Take for example the Tostada Pizza with Southwestern black beans as sauce, sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses topped with chilled shredded lettuce, fresh tomato salsa, green onions and crispy tortilla strips with our garden-herb ranch dressing. Also with grilled lime chicken as protein source. Nutritionally it’s a complete meal with carbohydrates, protein with greens and veggies. Calorie wise, its light but nutritious.

I like CPK Pizza because of fresh premium ingredients, its obvious in the color and crispness of the vegetables. A whole new pizza, try it and savor their different pizza creations… BBQ Chicken Pizza, Greek Pizza, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Cajun Pizza.

Other offerings include salads and appetizers, soups, pastas, focaccia sandwiches, desserts. smoothies, beverages and blended beverages.

Visit their Philippine website: