FIRST PHILIPPINE PARALYMPICS SUMMIT TO SUPPORT PARA ATHLETES

Alay PARA Atleta Program launched; preparations underway for ASEAN PARA Games,
Asian Para Games and Paralympic Games

The Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) will hold the first Philippine Para Sports Summit that will focus on the Parlympic movement in the country on June 9, 2017 at the Microtel, Technohub in Quezon City.

PPC, the National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines and PHILSPADA are the organizations spearheading the activities and operational requirements of elite athletes with a disability (orthopedic disability, cerebral palsy, visual impairment and mental disabilities).

With the theme “Transcending Barriers Through Sports”, the one-day gathering of sports officials, athletes, coaches and trainers, sports doctors, marketing experts and policy makers who are the key players in the industry will look into the state of Paralympic Sports in the Philippines to identify local and international goals to enable Filipino para athletes to achieve sporting excellence to excite and inspire the world.

Another goal of the convention is to find ways to develop para sports as a tool for changing the lives of Filipinos with disabilities while contributing to the development of an inclusive society.  One hundred participants are expected to attend from various sports organizations including national sports associations, non-government organizations, private corporations and the government sector.

The past decade saw the rise of Filipino Para athletes in the global arena such as Josephine Medina, the para table tennis player who gave the country its second Paralympics Bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, sixteen years after powerlifter, Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, got the first ever Bronze medal in the Sydney Paralympic Games in year 2000 and Ernie Gawilan, the legless swimming sensation discovered from Davao City, who is a consistent Gold medalist in the ASEAN Para Games ever since becoming a member of the national team. There has also been an increase in number of para athletes and their participation in local, regional and international competitions. Support and recognition from government and private partners, have also improved over the years.

With sights set on the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia this September 2017, the Asian Para Games in Indonesia in 2018, the 10th ASEAN Para Games in Manila and the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020, the para sports summit envisions key partnerships with government and private sector to further inspire and equip para-athletes who are only too eager to compete and do their part for the country’s glory.

 

Key speakers in the summit are: Chairman William I. Ramirez of the Philippine Sports Commission; Mr. Peping Cojuangco, President of the Philippine Olympic Committee; Michael Barredo, President of PPC-PHILSPADA; noted sports medicine expert Dr. Raul Canlas; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation expert, Dr. Raul Cembrano; Sec. General and former Olympic swimmer Gerardo “Ral” Rosario; para-coaches Joel Deriada of Athletics and Vernon Perea of Wheelchair Basketball; as well as para-athletes Gawilan, Medina and Dumapong-Ancheta.

 

An interesting sidelight of the event will be a Wheelchair Dance Sport exhibition while the high point of the summit will be the launch of the “Alay Para Atleta” program, a nationwide campaign that will enable the general public to participate in the Paralympic Movement via a P50 annual contribution through mobile phone access.

 

#LiveBrighter Series with Jonathan Yabut for SunLife PH


The very first time I met Jonathan Yabut was during a blogger’s event to help promote the reality show Apprentice Asia back in 2013, which was the asian version of its US original. He was with fellow contender Celine Le Neindre. The entire season was already pre-taped, including who won and I was very anxious who could have won?

During that event, I became an instant fan of Jonathan and felt deep within that this very smart and eloquent guy was going to be a finalist and en up in the Top 3 or 2 spots. And when the final episode came up, my hunch was correct and Jonathan made it to the Final 2 alongside his strongest opponent Singaporean Andrea Ern-Yu. But in the end, Air Asia’s Mr. Tony Fernandes declared Jonathan the grand winner and so our Philippine flag prevailed!

I had the chance to personally congratulate Jonathan during a post Apprentice Asia public event where some of the finalists flew here in town for a meet and a greet session at BGC. It was that time that I stayed in touch with him and Celine thro social media.

Fast forward to four year later, I had the privilege of attending a special #LiveBrighter series headed by Jonathan for SunLife Philippines that discussed from grit to great. He has left Air Asia and has put up his own consultancy firm and is an author of inspiring books on how to succeed. Jonathan also gets invited to a lot of talks and business seminars here and abroad.


According to Jonathan, there are scientists who have done studies on the most successful individuals, from employees, CEOs, and company moguls, and one common thing in all their stories is the way they stood up to failure. That is GRIT.
Grit is the ability to roll with the punches, to learn how to handle and deal with failures, and most importantly, the ability to be able to rise up no matter how many times one falls down.
He pointed out the importance of having a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset; a person with a growth mindset has more room for success because they understand the importance of the expansion of the mind, which in turn leads to the expansion of skills, network, and opportunities, leading to a better life.

GRIT is also known as “passion and perseverance for a very long term goals.” Beauty, brains, and wealth will never get us there if we know how to handle ourselves out there. GRIT also refers to “traffic different egos and personality (emotional maturity),” how to execute plans and how to respond to failures and shortcomings. Surprise thought about GRIT is it doesn’t happen overnight. We have a responsibility and duty to play to get that GRIT in us. And we millennial should learn how to mold these characters.

 

SOCIAL PURPOSE
The most successful companies are aimed at making lives better. Tetrapak’s goal is to help prolong the shelf life of food in areas that don’t have access to refrigeration. Starbucks’ main business is to inspire people through their stores and it just so happened that they are selling coffee. In the Philippines, fashion brand Rags 2 Riches is an example: it is a social enterprise that employs men and women from the poorest communities in Manila, and provides them fair access to the market, equal profit, and business education.

Another speaker went onboard in the person of SunLife Financial Advisor and Unit Manager Mr JP Cruz who gave an inspiring testimonial on how he was able to attain his dreams of becoming successful and where he is now. The struggles and hardships he had to endure in the past motivated and pushed him to strive harder and build a better future for his family with the help of SunLife.

He encouraged everyone that when a goal is set, it is possible to reach it with the help of sheer determination and confidence and knowledge and faith.

Jonathan posted this photo and caption on his Facebook account a day after his talk and event with SunLife PH. May we be all inspired by him!

Shared my journey and lessons learned to becoming the first Apprentice Asia during the #LiveBrighter Session yesterday at Gallery A Space for Sun Life Financial Philippines. I also recount my experience on why I consulted a Sun Life Financial advisor and the importance of having one to my engaging audience composed of millennials, business owners, and Sun Life financial advisors. Thank you Sun Life Financial Philippines for this great opportunity and to all the attendees; go grab those dreams!

For speakership inquiries on marketing, leadership, public speaking, office productivity and the Gen Y workforce, contact jonathanyabut@jycvasia.com

#FastForward

“Live Brighter Sessions” are set to be held in Cebu and Davao. For more details, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Interested in becoming a Sun Life advisor? Visit bitly.com/sunlifeadvisor to learn more.

Be a Neu Bake Super Slice Fan Just Like Baeby-Baste

Known to the general public as dabarkads and super cutey Bae-by Baste, the four year old child superstar from the daily noon time show Eat Bulaga has been making waves since his YouTube dubsmash days up to this very day. That is why the country’s leading bread manufacturer Gardenia got him and his loving mom Sheila to be the latest endorsers of Neu Bake Super Slice variant.

Sebastian Benedict Granfon, aka Baste is a bright, precocious young boy who never fails to liven up our afternoon with his charm, wit and natural flair for comedy.

Neu Bake’s Super Slice which is bigger than most white breads in the market, making it perfect for Baste’s big appetite. During the special mother and son bonding time of Bae-by Baste and Mommy Sheila at their recent media launch, while her mom was busy sharing their cute sandwich stories, he was also busy doing his own thing with his sandwich and fillings.
Mommy Sheila further shares that as a mom, it is important to prepare healthy food to our children. Just like his son who loves egg and ham sandwiches among others, the food bonding moments they share keep them closer together. She loves preparing these bread snacks and packs them as “baon” for Baste his daily noon time duties.

The media is goo-goo ang gaga over Bae-by Baste. In here, he was being interviewed by a couple of showbiz reporters from TV5 and GMA Kapuso 7. And his candid answers make him more cute and adorable!
Say cheeeeeese!!!

Even the staff of Gardenia’s Neu Bake Super Slice could not resist having this cool group photo op with Mommy Sheila and Baste. And how that red apron looks nice on him!
Of course, yours truly was a success in this spotlight-like selfie with dabarkad Baste. It’s been in my bucketlist of mine to have a photo with this babe and thank you Neu Bake for making it sooo happen!

Neubake Super Slice comes in a horizontal, super tipid pack and only costs P29 for 10 slices. You may also try the Wheaten Bread variant which I personally like!

NeuBake is now available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores.

Many thanks Chelle Campos for having us during Bae-by Baste’s event with Neu Bake Super Slice. Until the next ones to come! ☺♥☺

Cinderella And Four Knights – My Romeo – OST by Jessi

I am soooo loving these Korean Dramas. Something that I have loved watching since the early 1990s.
I recently finished watching Cinderella And Four Knights featuring one of my favorite Korean actors, ♥♥Jung Il Woo♥♥ who’s super oozing handsome in all scenes here! Yes I am so biased when it comes to my Il Woo. Please bear with me.

I also love one of its OST’s — My Romeo — sung by the funky Jessi. Great song gurl! |

Have a listen and I am sure you will also fall in love with it and the entire KDrama itself!

Your thoughts? Tell me what you think? ☺☺

Einstein the “Genius” Series on Nat Geo Channel

 You are of course familiar with the man and the genius behind the formula E=mc2 right?

Although his scientific achievements still inspire us, few know the full story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon Albert Einstein. National Geographic’s new 10-part series GENIUS – the channel’s first fully scripted series – explores Einstein’s extraordinary professional achievements along with his passionate and complex personal relationships. The mini-series in the Philippines, premiered on National Geographic last Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and every week thereafter.

With GENIUS, National Geographic is taking a revolutionary step to becoming an original content creator, ready for battle on the scripted TV landscape. GENIUS follows Einstein’s journey from an imaginative thinker of humble origins, to fleeing the Nazis during World War II, to attaining global celebrity status for his scientific endeavors. National Geographic’s first-ever fully scripted series reveals the untold story of the man behind the mind, delving into Einstein’s happiness and heartbreak as he struggles to be a husband, a father, and a man of principle. Entertaining as well as educational, GENIUS will help viewers learn more about how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos in a significant historical era spanning two World Wars.

A start-studded cast and behind-the-camera team join GENIUS. The fully scripted series stars world-famous Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Einstein, while prestigious English actress Emily Watson (War Horse, The Theory of Everything) plays Einstein’s second wife. The GENIUS executive production team includes the multi Oscar-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer; and Howard also makes his scripted television directorial debut with the first episode of GENIUS. Other GENIUS stars include familiar faces from Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and more.

The series begins in Einstein’s teenage years, when he argues with his father and drops out of school in Germany to go to University in Switzerland. Einstein encounters romance, political drama and unexpected personal struggles, but he manages to make a name for himself as a rising scientific mind. As relief at the end of World War I turns to fear at Europe’s rising tide of anti-Semitism, Einstein seeks sanctuary in the United States. Here, he struggles to balance his identity as a lifelong pacifist and a remarkably talented scientist who is the only one in the world potentially capable of stopping the rise of Hitler.

Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, says, “GENIUS is an evolution of National Geographic programing. Already the global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programing, National Geographic is now firmly establishing itself as an original content creator bringing the best in education and entertainment to audiences in Asia and around the globe. We are delivering on the National Geographic renewed vision to take people one step to the edge of impossible and then, further. GENIUS is not only a global mini-series entertainment event – it is also a brand new way for National Geographic audiences to explore the past and learn the truth behind the legend of famous historical figures like Albert Einstein.”

The “Everyday Genius” Contest

 I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

 Are geniuses born or made? Was Einstein destined from birth to become a brilliant scientist, or was his genius all down to hard work? To commemorate the launch of GENIUS, National Geographic is challenging viewers across Asia to harness the power of their minds and accelerate their genius.

Join the “Everyday Genius” contest by submitting your brilliant ideas – the ones that could solve an everyday problem, and the ones that could change the world – for your chance to win exclusive access to the National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington D.C across June 15-18, 2017. This exciting annual event brings together the world’s most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers together in one place to share their latest discoveries and ideas.

Find inspiration for your entry in the long history of innovation in Asia; from silk cloth, to the umbrella, to the magnetic compass, to gunpowder and more. Visit www.everydaygenius.asia for more information and to submit your ideas from now till May 7, 2017. Vote on who you think should be named Asia’s “Everyday Genius” from May 12, 2017.

GENIUS is a National Geographic original scripted series produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television and OddLot Entertainment. National Geographic is also partnering with the SNOW app, where users can use the face filter to look like Einstein.

I love Albert Einstein and how I wished I have some of his genius brain cells. Definitely adding this series in my precious list!

Catch this must watch series  at 8 p.m. every Wednesdays, on National Geographic Channel.

Plantronic’s 1st Backbeat Run 2017

Plantronics’
Backbeat Run 2017
Powered by: Brother Printer
MOA Running Grounds
May 28, 2017

Please save the date and register now. For the great benefit of the children and teens of Kythe Foundation. 

My Fascination With Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Scarlet Heart Ryeo 
Moonlight Lovers 
Airing in Manila, Philippines
Since March 2017
Starring:
Lee Joon Gi
IU
Kang Ha-Neul 
I have gotten hooked further with Koreanovela’s particular with this Goryeo historical drama. And it’s all because of Lee Joon Gi and Kang Ha-Neul in the lead. 

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