Ladies, there’s no excuse on not dressing up for the holidays! Ensembles and Freeway is having a super sale on dresses with discounts up to 20% until December 31, 2010.
I got this dress at Freeway as a back up dress for my gig today (they specifically ask for white dresses!) I love how comfortable and light it is and the embroidery detailing is so retro. I can also see me wearing this on the beach this summer!
Actually it reminded me of this Ramon Valera collection that hasn’t been released yet. I hope real soon!
This white dress comes in black and pink and there are other lovely dresses on sale. So, if I were you I’d go check an Ensemble or Freeway store really soon!
A reader sent a question that is very timely this Holiday season.
Sender’s name : jhaz
would like to ask if you have ideas or tips on how to be a good and funny host of a party. or do you have any videos too?
we will be having our company xmas party this saturday dec 11 and it will be my first time to host such event.
can you help me please?! i’m too nervous.
I’m super sorry to Jhaz who sent me this question a week ago, I wasn’t able to see it in time to reply and I think your party is over. But just in case you get invited to do an emceeing gig again here’s some pointers you could use:
Do your homework and research about the event, the people and the company you are emceeing for. It will be easier for you to ingest trivia questions and information in a funny way if you know what you are talking about. Know what’s allowed and what’s not allowed to say regarding company information especially if there are outsiders invited to the party.
Prepare some cue cards to guide you on the flow of the event and your spills/script. This is to make sure that the event goes according to the program and that you won’t miss anything out.
Practice in front of the mirroror if you have a video cam practice on cam and see where your rough edges are and correct them. This will help you if you need to moderate your voice if you have a high pitch voice, minimize your hand gestures if you do it a lot, and minimize fidgeting if you are prone to wink a lot when speaking in front of an audience.
Connect with your audience. Make sure you involve the audience if you are about to deliver a long speech or introduction. Instead of reading a boring company profile or info about your boss address it like you are giving a trivia or a pop quiz that you answer yourself. Example: ”Who blogged about a funny cat who was hot and bothered one day and now has the term hot and bothered on her top 10 keyword search?”
Wear something comfortable not just fashionable. Make sure you wear something comfortable as you will be moving and talking a lot when you host an event. People will see your uneasiness if you wear uncomfortable clothings. This will affect your performance as a host too.
Don’t forget to Smile and enjoy what you do! No matter how nervous you are if you pack a lot of humor on your side and put on your best smile people will enjoy looking at you and listening to every word you say!
I hope these pointers will help you out in future events. These tips are based on experience as I’ve hosted a lot of events in the past. But if our readers have something else to share it will be much welcomed.
While Earth was doing number two this morning, I asked her to give me a login and just now to give me contributing rights to her blog. Then I twiddled my thumbs and here i am
I’ve assisted laying the outlines for the traumatic Air Philippines incident. I am also sampling the goodies that come her way, even attend some of her events. But I’ve long been in the sidelines sharing my thoughts, ideas and comments for some of Earth’s posts and long term plans for the blog. When I woke up this morning with all my day job, school work and other projects, I had thought blogging for her officially would be a sensible first step on taking this blog and my writing addiction to the next level.
You can find out more about me through my very own about page (http://lodrose.wordpress.com/about/) but please watch out for me from hereon as I will make this my blogging home squatting at my sister’s domain (it is a given that she’ll have me heeheehee). That other site will remain up but serve as my catch-all in case I need to spit out stuff that will not contribute here anyway.
I’m thrilled and look forward to picking everyone’s brains out. I’ll be writing mostly about:
- Travel, Tourism & Culture
- Advocacies, Volunteering & Philantrophy
- Overseas Filipino Workers and Local Communities
(Earthlingorgeous Note: There you go my sister bullied me into making her part of my blog and hopefully she will post lots about the things she mentioned above. She writes well than me too, and I need someone who can blog for me when I’m busy hahaha! Now I have someone who will do it for free! Awesome! Stay gorgeous everyone!)
A life-size sculpture of the world’s biggest baby blue whale was unveiled at the Glorietta 5 Mall in Makati yesterday to launch the Big Blue Exhibit in Manila which will last until February 2010.
The Big Blue Whale Exhibit will take visitors into the world of the magnificent blue whales with the sophisticated life-size sculpture as the highlight of the event. The sculpure is a 9 meter long, two month old, female blue whale that was crated by a team of professional model makers in Australia.
The exhibition includes expert sharing sessions, conservation and education activities and a feature writing competition and features never-before-seen footages from National Geographic’s groundbreaking documentary, Big Blue.
Schedules of the Big Blue Exhibit:
November 17 to 26, 2009 Glorietta 5
November 28 to December 11, 2009 Trinoma Mall
January 4 to 17, 2010 Alabang Town Center
January 18 to February 2, 2010 Market! Market!
February 3 to 17, 2010 Greenbelt Mall
The exhibit was brought to us by National Geographic Channel, Ayala Mall and the Mind Museum.
During the event Sonia Jacson, senior vice president for marketing and general manager for Hong Kong and Philippines of Fox International Channel, the mother company of National Geographic Channel was present. Ayala Malls Ayala Group senior vice president Marivic Anonuevo was there, and scientist Dr. Arnel Andrew Yaptinchay was the host for the day. Former Senator Nikki Coseteng was also there to grace the event.
MAGNIFICENT FACTS ABOUT THE BIG BLUE :
The Big Blue Whale is the largest creature to ever inhabit the Earth — larger than any of the great dinosaurs.
Blue Whales are longer than a basketball court.
The length of a Blue Whale is equal to tow bumper to bumper school buses.
Blue Whales don’t have teeth but they can devour 4 tons of seafood a day.
The can weight up to 200 tons.
It’s heart is the size of a small car.
They are the loudest creature on the planet. A Blue Whale’s call (188 decibels) is louder than a jet engine (140).
Blue Whales can communicate with other whales up to 1,600 kilometers away.
They can dive 10 to 20 minute intervals.
Blue Whales cruise at about 10 kilometers an hour. If alarmed they can go as fast as 32 kilometers an hour. They can travel 160 kilometers in one day.
Blue Whales release a 10 meter spray from their blowhole taller than a two story building.
A Blue Whale is born with a unique dorsal patterns or distinct marking on their back like a finger print that never changes. Marine Biologist use these markings to identify them.
A few weeks ago a number of Filipino blogger friends were flown to Singapore to witness the first Asian Blog Awards, they stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights. Based on the photos they published they looked like they had a great time especially with the free accommodations and breakfast during they stay.
I was just wondering if the service provided to them by the hotel staff and the restaurants they went to were as picture perfect as I perceived it to be? If it was I think the good experience they have is worth sharing. But if it wasn’t then people should be forewarned.
Are You Being Served? is a website where people all over the world can share their Singapore customer service experience whether it be good or bad. The site aims to expose everything good or bad about this country so help them improve in any way they can.
Was food really expensive in Singapore? Was the country as clean as they said it was? How was the transportation service there? Were there any rude drivers? Did you purchase a gadget that got broken days after? Share it, they will gladly publish your stories.
However, if you do not want your name or photos to be shown in this site, you can ask their “squad members” to check out the places you visited so they can experience first hand whatever kind of customer service you had. Or you can suggest a certain customer service scenario on a specific place and see how the staff reacts so they can blog about it.
How would you like to spend your Holiday at Sofitel and dine all you want at the coveted buffet at the Spiral?
Well what if I tell you that you can book a room there and at any first class hotel anywhere in Asia Pacific for as low as $30 or a little over Php 1,200 a night if you book on-line between 27 – 30 October, 2009? Mind you you will not only be booked in any hotel but but among the best hotels you can find in the world.
Accor Hotels 3-Day Super Sale Asia Pacific has 1 million hotel rooms on sale. So if you are planning a trip between December 09 to April 10, 2010 to any of the Asia Pacific destinations such as Thailand, Korea, China, Japan, HK, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, Bali then don’t miss the change to be able to stay at a first class hotel at the lowest rates you can ever find.
The hotel’s that are included in the sale are hotels under Accor like Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, All Seasons and Ibis hotels .
This super sale coincides with record-low air fares across the Asia Pacific region, that allows travelers to enjoy some of the world;s most most exciting destinations at bargain rates. Accor has been in the business for 40 years and is a a major global group and the European leader in hotels. They are the leading company that operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,0000 employees.
Two months from now my family and I will be spending the New Year in Boracay and I can’t contain my excitement. In fact I bought some swimsuit for me and my daughter to wear on that trip. I even had my daughter do some dress rehearsal for me with her swimsuit, she looks so adorable.
We will be staying at an oceanfront resort in Boracay popularly known as the Station 1 so it’s great. It’s like the accommodations they have at the Oceanfront Hotel Myrtle Beach. As soon as you step out of the hotel you are at the beach front already.
I bet my daughter will really enjoy this trip. I am excited about taking nice pictures of her with the sand and the sea and do some nice poses like I was at Myrtle Beach Resort.
Well honestly I believe the Philippine beaches are the best in the world. If you know a Resort in Myrtle Beach most of our beaches here looked like that all year round.
We only have two types of weather here rain and sun. Our temperature at the beach never goes down below zero the coldest would be 16 degrees which I bet is tolerable for people in the Western country experiencing snow.
My daughter was scavenging through my files and saw a leaflet of Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel and she looked very interested. She handed it to me and pointed the clouds, the beach umbrella and the, deep blue ocean view.
I asked her “you want to go to the beach?” She laughed and jumped like she was so excited. I couldn’t stop bug hug her tight and told her. “Soon we will be going to the beach, let”s wait when Tita is here OK?” The she kissed the leaflet hand it back to me and walked away.
Well, the family already booked a New Year trip to Boracay and although it’s not the Myrtle Beach Hotel my daughter was eying, I’m sure my daughter will still enjoy it, especially the white sand that surrounds the island. She definitely enjoy all activities we will have there.
We will be staying in one of the resorts at Station 1 and the facilities are as grand as what is available at the condo rooms that can be found at the Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel
Are you a basketball fan particularly of the NBA? Well here is an opportunity for you to work with them as a Receptionist and Event Staff for the Miami HEAT (Miami, FL). You will be responsible for receiving and directing incoming calls for The Miami Heat/AmericanAirlines Arena, receiving deliveries, maintaining the in and out log, and other event day front desk operations. Assist with the sorting and distribution of mail, as needed.
It is essential that you are allowed to work in the USA before applying for the job or your efforts will be useless. There are tons of work opportunities in NBA and a number of front desk jobs like work at Mandarin Oriental Hotel you can find just click that link and follow the prompt for view or apply for the job. If you are interested for this particular job just search for the Receptionist and Event Staff Miami HEAT job post.
Do you want to build a career as a freelance translator? Are you someone who is fluent in English and any of the following languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese? Are you willing to accept an online translation job with a rate of 1 US cent (US$0.01) per word, work at your own time and get jobs as many as you can occupy?
If you answered yes then it will be wise of you to join Translia an online translation network that enables both professional translators and bilingual people to easily contribute translation online and earn at the same time. The best part is you don’t have to work alone for a certain project as you will be teaming up with other translators when you start accepting projects so in case you stumbled into a word or phrase that you have difficulty translating you can ask anyone in the forum.
I believe this is a great venue especially for those who are starting their career as translators. There are paid and free job orders that you can hone your skills. You don’t have to worry about clients running away as they will be asked to make a full payment for a job order before allowing it to be posted on the website.
The place is a great for companies or individuals worldwide who would like to cut down on expenses when it comes to translating any type of documents in a hassle free manner. Sometimes, if a job is for a charity, clients can also have get a free translation job done. Clients are assured of satisfaction with the job they want done.