HEAD tennis players all set for IPTL Manila 2014

It is going to be a very exciting sports weekend here in Manila due to the presence of several tennis greats!

The roster: 28 players, 24 matches, 21 Grand Slam Champions, 14 current and former World Number Ones, 4 franchise teams, and a whole new set of rules. Current HEAD players Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Marin Čilić, and Tomáš Berdych as well as tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic are among the players making up the roster for the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) presented by Qatar Airways, a revolutionary new professional team-based tennis league in the world kicking off today, November 28th.

Played across four countries, the Coca-Cola IPTL presented by Qatar Airways is modeled after successful sports franchise concepts and combines world-class sports and entertainment in a new format. The four franchise teams – named the Manila Mavericks, DBS Singapore Slammers, Micromax Indian Aces and UAE Royals – will play a total of 24 matches in a round robin format to determine the inaugural IPTL Champion.
andymurray3maria+sharapova31novakDue to several innovations made to the traditional tennis rules, the league promises to show the world the top sport in a new light and allows fans to experience up to 24 different world-class players in one evening. Following the new single-set no-ad scoring, which speeds up the game, the competing teams will play five sets comprising of a men’s single, a women’s single, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and former Champions singles to determine the match’s winner. Time outs, Happiness power points, shoot-outs, a running shot clock and Hawk-Eye live entertainment will make the new IPTL a completely new experience.

With HEAD acting as the Official Ball Sponsor, and Chris Sports as official stringer, the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League presented by Qatar Airways will kick off in Manila, Philippines (November 28-30), move to Singapore (December 2-4) and New Delhi, India (December 6-8), and conclude in Dubai, UAE (December 11-13). For more information on the IPTL please go to www.iptlworld.com.

Venue of matches is at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

We love you ANDY and MARIAAAAAA!!! Good luck and have fun in all your friendly matches here in Manila… ☺♥☺


Astig PH goes to the movies with Mockingjay Part 1

IMG_20141120_211600Last November 20 Golden Ticket and Astig Ph held a successful block screening of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 movie at the SM Megamall. I feel blessed having attended this affair being a movie lover myself.

What made the event extra special was the Blogger’s Night held at Rack’s restaurant before the screening. Glad to be with fellow bloggers who were there. There were talks given out by FoodPanda Ph group led by CEO Mauro and Mr. Miguel Uy from Great Image Photo Studio. Thank you for all the raffle GCs given to us plus the GC tokens that came with it. We had a great dinner and took home awesome freebies and loots from Regroe, FoodPanda and other sponsors of the blocked event.

It was super nice seeing my fellow Astig PH mates especially our Editor-in-Chief Dennison Uy who’s the brains behind the magazine site. I have been with Astig since March this year and has been one of its pioneer bloggers who’ve contributed articles for the said site.

Personally looking forward to many more tie up events from Astig PH! Many thanks, I had super fun!

A Restobar Worth Frequenting To — BIH-ZHAR!

bihzharOut of the ordinary but budget friendly Bih-Zahr RestoBar a cozy restaurant during the day and a hip-hop, rock and rainbow haven at night. Located at No. 6 Scout Borromeo Street, South Triangle, Quezon City. You’ve probably been asking yourself what’s with the name, Bih-Zahr? It’s because they are not your average RestoBar.  It offers a wide variety of promos and group bundle of food and drink that is very light on the pocket. The Menu is usual, but as they say, it’s unforgettable, offers an extensive variety of great food and cocktails for everyone’s taste. To name a few of what we offer on their menu like Sinuglaw, Pork Sisig, Sisig Pizza, Fish and Chips, Gambas, Nachos, Beef Salpicao, Steak, Chili Fingers and Dynamite.

Their Chef would recommend you to try their Pancit Bihon and Pancit Guisado, it may sound that you already have tasted it a gazillion time, but when you taste their Pancit you can say “This is it!”. They also offer a wide variety of cocktails for ladies and mocktails for those who do not drink alcohol and on the rocks drink like rum and  whiskey.

Bih-Zahr RestoBar offers a week of different activities starting with Monday Blues were all the music is soothing to the ears that will relax you.
Tuesday’s Ladies Night all ladies will get one (1) free cocktail upon entering and ladies will rock the night away.
Wednesday 80’s, turn back time as we en route you to the sound of the 80’s.
Thursday’s Rainbow Party, a night filled with laughter’s from their LGBT invited friends. Rocker Friday’s, they will rock until you drop.  Hip-hop Saturday’s, lots of scratching and DJing.

check out thier Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/BihZahrRestoBar
hashtag: #bzrestobar #bihzahrultrabar

Make Way for PDW aka Philippine Ducati Weekend 2014


Someone is going to paint the town RED this weekend!

Philippine Ducati Weekend is based on the popular World Ducati Week, which is held at the Misano World Circuit in Italy. The Philippine Ducati Weekend was first launched at Clark International Speedway, Philippines, in 2012. From the first Philippine Ducati Weekend, it had achieved an outstanding level of success from the attendance because of its variety of events, activities and full immersion of pure Ducati Lifestyle. This event only happens every two years.

Ducati Philippines will make raves as we once again bring the most exciting Motorbike event in Manila and Clark….THE PHILIPPINE DUCATI WEEKEND!

Hundreds of people are expected to witness this once in a lifetime “2-wheel” spectacular in the Philippines. Highlights of the Event will include a Ducati Diavel Drag Race, Motokhana, track-day for both Ducati owners and non-Ducati owners, Dunk Tank for a cause, Bikini Bike Wash and the much awaited viewing of the Ducati Scrambler. Superbike champion Carlos Checa will also be gracing the event. Aside from that, there would also be concessionaires for motoring, food, drink and games. The great thing is that there are different packages to choose from that will suit one’s preferred activities.

The Philippine Ducati Weekend is an event open to all, motorcycle enthusiasts and non-motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Save the date, see you all at Clark International Speedway on November 22-23, 2014, and let’s all be a part of this historical Ducati event in the Philippines!

For tickets, you may contact 09178691790 or you may visit Ducati dealership stores (Ducati Manila, Ducati Alabang, Ducati Bacolod & Ducati Davao).



CCP restages beloved classic tale Cinderella by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes

A pre-Christmas treat by Ballet Philippines
Alice Reyes” version of a classic fairy tale
November 28-30
December 5-7
at the Cultural Center of the Philippines CCP cinderellacinderella2

A Twist in this Year’s SunPIOLOgy Run 2014

sunpiology-2014SunPIOLOgy Run 2014
Adventure with the Stars
November 15 2014
3PM at BGC

sunpiology2sunpiology3This year’s version of the run will have some adventure obstacles in each of the distance categories making it extra spicy and enjoyable aside from running with the very guapo Piolo Pascual. Hope his son Paolo runs here too…

Good luck and have fun to all runners joining this annual fun run by Sun Life Financial.
Special shout out to fitness friends Robi Domingo and Gretchen Ho! Woot! Woot!

Have fun, Papa P! I mishuuuuuu! ☺♥☺ 

#CaliSmokeFreshBurger at Cali Burger Ph – Limited Time Only

caliburgerIMG_20141110_121019IMG_20141110_122507The limited time only burger from Cali Burger Ph is the #calismokefreshburger created by celebrity chef Robert Pengson was recently launched to the media and bloggers at their branch in Century City Mall.
According to Chef Rob, we should also learn to smell our burgers, especially this smoke fresh flavor best partnered with beer due to its crispy smoke scent. The reason why he creates such variety is based on his personal liking with burgers and what he would like for it to taste like.
This yummy burger treat is going to be made available to public starting November 17 and only for the next two weeks only.
I personally enjoyed smelling my smoke fresh burger and got to chit chat with Chef Rob who I have been watching on television since 2012. It was a treat meeting him upclose! Thank you to Ms. Louie and our friends at Thinline Advertising for arranging this awesome burger launch.
Catch the #calismokefresh burger at Century City Mall and Tomas Morato, QC outlets.

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