AXN Announces “Asia’s Got Talent” Judges:David Foster, Melanie C, Anggun and Van Ness Wu

AXN Announces “Asia’s Got Talent” Judges: David Foster, Melanie C, Anggun and Van Ness Wu

SINGAPORE (13 January 2015) – It’s a YES! Grammy-award winner David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C, Indonesian rock icon Anggun and Taiwanese-American pop idol Van Ness Wu have been named as the celebrity judging panel for the season premiere of hit talent search show, “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN.

Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent” will light up screens across Asia in March on AXN and will feature some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.

Hui KengAng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “We have put together a superb panel of judges for ‘Asia’s Got Talent’. This is definitely our most ambitious original series to date and is very much in line with the type of smart, high-quality local programming that audiences have come to expect from AXN.“

Paul O’Hanlon, Managing Director of FremantleMedia Asia said, “We’re proud to say that ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ will be the largest version ever of the Got Talent franchise, and our judges bring a depth and breadth of experience and talent worthy of this show.”

From thousands of applicants, the four judges must select Asia’s most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and breathtaking performances.  Those who move on to the semi- finals will face an even more intimidating judge, the AXN audience at home who will ultimately determine who wins the first season of Asia’s Got Talent. Adding to the excitement, the semi-finals and finale will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with the winner awarded a contract to return and perform live at Asia’s leading entertainment destination.

A powerful judging panel:

 Anggun, Rock Icon

Anggun started singing at seven and 12. 1986, her first Indonesian studio album, ‘DuniaAkuPunya’, was released with hit single ‘Mimpi’ recognized as one of the ‘150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time’ by Rolling Stone magazine.

 A series of singles and albums followed to make Anggun the biggest Indonesian rock star of the 90s. Her international breakthrough came in 1997 with ‘Snow on the Sahara’ which was released in 33 countries worldwide, topped music charts in Italy and Indonesia, and made the top 20 in Finland, France, Japan, Spain, and the US. Following that, Anggun released five more studio albums, and released songs that featured in Danish movie “Open Hearts” and the Hollywood box office hit, “Transporter 2”. Anggun is a recipient of the ‘Chevalier des Arts et Lettres’ from the French government. She is also a judge on “X Factor Indonesia” and “Indonesia’s Got Talent” TV series.

David Foster, Music Producer

David Foster discovered and launched some of the greatest music careers including Michael Bublé, Josh Groban and Celine Dion. He has created hit songs and award-winning platinum and gold albums for Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, BozScaggs, and Gloria Estefan; propelled classical singers like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban into mainstream popularity; as well as created soundtracks for hit films like “TheBodyguard”, “Urban Cowboy”, and “St. Elmo’s Fire”In 2008 and 2011, David performed and hosted his very own, star-studded “Foster & Friends” concerts in Las Vegas to celebrate the music from his career and toured Asia annually from 2010 – 2012. David has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations, and is the chairman of Verve Music Group.

 Melanie C., Pop Icon

Melanie was part of the iconic five-member Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed ‘Sporty Spice’. Following that, as a solo artist, Melanie sold more than 12 million records from six albums that she released. She has the second most No.1 singles in the United Kingdom and is also the only female to top the charts as part of a quintet, a quartet, a duo and solo. Melanie also performed the role of MrsJohnstone in the West End musical “Blood Brothers,” for which she was nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ at the Laurence Olivier Awards. In 2012, Melanie co-starred in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and also judged the preceding talent search series “Superstar” to select the lead actor for the said musical.

 Van Ness Wu, Actor/Singer

Van Ness Wu was born in California where he took classes in performing arts, acting and languages in Hollywood before moving to Taiwan at 21 to build his career. His breakthrough came with his lead role in the wildly popular hit idol drama “Meteor Garden” and its sequels. Van Ness and his co-actors of the series formed the pop idol group F4 – now known as JVKV – and released three studio albums.

 Turning his attention to his solo career, Van Ness released his debut solo album in 2002 and followed that with six other solo studio albums up to 2013, as well as singles collaborating with musicians including Kanye West, Beyoncé, Wang Lee Hom, Kangta, and Coco Lee. He also acted in many other TV series including “Autumn Concerto”, “Material Queen” and “Peach Girl”, as well as movies such as “Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon” and “Kung Fu Chefs”.

 “Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd version of "Got Talent”, which won the Guinness World Records title for being the world’s “Most Successful Reality TV Format” in 2014. The hit format is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.

The season premiere of “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, BIG COLA, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstarand Tune Hotels.

Marina Bay Sands is the premier sponsor of “Asia’s Got Talent.” As Asia’s leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage.

BIG COLA is the exclusive beverage partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With BIG COLA, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to ‘Think BIG’ and ‘Dream Bigger’ in pursuit of their dreams.

Pantene, the exclusive haircare partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”, makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside to enable contestants to shine and be the world’s number one talent.

Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of “Asia’s Got Talent.” Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of “Asia’s Got Talent,” Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants’ journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.

Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of “Asia’s Got Talent.” With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.

 Tune Hotels is an international select-service hotel brand that provides accommodation with high quality essentials in key gateway cities.  Five star beds and power showers help “Asia’s Got Talent” contestants get a good night’s sleep and perform at their best.

 AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the international Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic.”

www.AXNAsia.com/AsiasGotTalent

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila!

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila!

 The holidays just got better.

Where tradition and family, community and togetherness are already at the heart of this time of year, in Manila we are being treated to a symbol of all these that’s also bound to one man’s independent spirit and belief in what this season is about.

 Welcome the Jack Daniel’s Holiday Barrel Tree! A Lynchburg Tennessee holiday tradition that through the years has spread to the United Kingdom and Canada. This year, it is going to be lit in Manila.

 The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Jack Daniel’s Holliday Barrel Tree is more than just a symbol of the holidays that has traveled the world. It stands for a community that has built a tradition together, this annual tradition started by the men and women of Lynchburg.

 That the Lynchburg community would create its identity around the making of Jack Daniel’s is no surprise. Yet the man behind it all, Jack Daniel himself was not one to let them forget about the importance of family and togetherness, no matter the demands of building America’s oldest registered distillery. This could only bring the men and women of Lynchburg Tennessee to create the annual tradition of the Holiday Barrel Tree – made from the very barrels used in maturing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, a symbol of their hard work and persistence, but more importantly a reminder of the value of gathering together as community and family.

 This is what the Holiday Barrel Tree brings to Manila, rising in two locations – in Fuente Circle in Eastwood City and at The Fort Plaza in Bonifacio Global City. It speaks of how priceless this time of year is, not because of the rituals of gift-giving and excess, but because we come together for no reason other than gratefulness.  It tells us that above all else, gathering merrily with family, friends and loved ones is the reason for this season.

After all, it’s not what’s under the tree that matters most. It’s who’s around it.

Moreover, the event was graced by Mr. Anthony Ramirez, Brown Forman Corporation Philippine Market Manager who also iniated the lighting of the first and only Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree in Asia.

 Meanwhile, Up Dharma Down performed before the ceremony began.

Gather Merrily.  Drink Responsibly. 

For 18+y.o.only.

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila! was originally published on KrishGeek

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila!

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila!

 The holidays just got better.

Where tradition and family, community and togetherness are already at the heart of this time of year, in Manila we are being treated to a symbol of all these that’s also bound to one man’s independent spirit and belief in what this season is about.

 Welcome the Jack Daniel’s Holiday Barrel Tree! A Lynchburg Tennessee holiday tradition that through the years has spread to the United Kingdom and Canada. This year, it is going to be lit in Manila.

 The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Jack Daniel’s Holliday Barrel Tree is more than just a symbol of the holidays that has traveled the world. It stands for a community that has built a tradition together, this annual tradition started by the men and women of Lynchburg.

 That the Lynchburg community would create its identity around the making of Jack Daniel’s is no surprise. Yet the man behind it all, Jack Daniel himself was not one to let them forget about the importance of family and togetherness, no matter the demands of building America’s oldest registered distillery. This could only bring the men and women of Lynchburg Tennessee to create the annual tradition of the Holiday Barrel Tree – made from the very barrels used in maturing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, a symbol of their hard work and persistence, but more importantly a reminder of the value of gathering together as community and family.

 This is what the Holiday Barrel Tree brings to Manila, rising in two locations – in Fuente Circle in Eastwood City and at The Fort Plaza in Bonifacio Global City. It speaks of how priceless this time of year is, not because of the rituals of gift-giving and excess, but because we come together for no reason other than gratefulness.  It tells us that above all else, gathering merrily with family, friends and loved ones is the reason for this season.

After all, it’s not what’s under the tree that matters most. It’s who’s around it.

Moreover, the event was graced by Mr. Anthony Ramirez, Brown Forman Corporation Philippine Market Manager who also iniated the lighting of the first and only Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree in Asia.

 Meanwhile, Up Dharma Down performed before the ceremony began.

Gather Merrily.  Drink Responsibly. 

For 18+y.o.only.

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila! was originally published on KrishGeek

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila! was originally published on KrishGeek

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila!

The Jack Daniels Holiday Barrel Tree Comes To Manila!

 The holidays just got better.

Where tradition and family, community and togetherness are already at the heart of this time of year, in Manila we are being treated to a symbol of all these that’s also bound to one man’s independent spirit and belief in what this season is about.

 Welcome the Jack Daniel’s Holiday Barrel Tree! A Lynchburg Tennessee holiday tradition that through the years has spread to the United Kingdom and Canada. This year, it is going to be lit in Manila.

 The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Jack Daniel’s Holliday Barrel Tree is more than just a symbol of the holidays that has traveled the world. It stands for a community that has built a tradition together, this annual tradition started by the men and women of Lynchburg.

 That the Lynchburg community would create its identity around the making of Jack Daniel’s is no surprise. Yet the man behind it all, Jack Daniel himself was not one to let them forget about the importance of family and togetherness, no matter the demands of building America’s oldest registered distillery. This could only bring the men and women of Lynchburg Tennessee to create the annual tradition of the Holiday Barrel Tree – made from the very barrels used in maturing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, a symbol of their hard work and persistence, but more importantly a reminder of the value of gathering together as community and family.

 This is what the Holiday Barrel Tree brings to Manila, rising in two locations – in Fuente Circle in Eastwood City and at The Fort Plaza in Bonifacio Global City. It speaks of how priceless this time of year is, not because of the rituals of gift-giving and excess, but because we come together for no reason other than gratefulness.  It tells us that above all else, gathering merrily with family, friends and loved ones is the reason for this season.

After all, it’s not what’s under the tree that matters most. It’s who’s around it.

Moreover, the event was graced by Mr. Anthony Ramirez, Brown Forman Corporation Philippine Market Manager who also iniated the lighting of the first and only Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree in Asia.

 Meanwhile, Up Dharma Down performed before the ceremony began.

Gather Merrily.  Drink Responsibly. 

For 18+y.o.only.

FIESTA7, Win a Playstation 4 for FREE!

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“EVERYDAY FIESTA, EVERYDAY MASAYA WITH FIESTA7”

What if I tell you that you can WIN a SONY PLAYSTATION 4 this Christmas if you play Fiesta7? Isn’t amazing, right? How about if I tell you that there is an APP-GIVING- PRIZES-FOR-FREE that is already out in the market? It’s not a scam and it’s for real! 

Experience an innovative and fun way of driving users to a mobile game application made available to Android and web browser that offers exciting all year round prizes. Its the newest, exciting mobile and web number game application where the players can join for free, play everyday and win exciting prizes everyday!

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WHO CAN JOIN?

User has to be a a) resident of the Philippines b) Facebook users who are 18 years old above and c) uses a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet connection.

There are only three (3) steps to win:

STEP 1: Download Fiesta7 application either in Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.cordova.fiestaapp&hl=en) or in www.fiesta7.ph

STEP 2: Login using your Facebook account. No purchase needed to join. Register and click Play.

STEP 3: Choose seven (7) numbers from 1 to 28 and submit your entries. (All entries for the day will closed every 6PM)

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STEP 1                              STEP 2                             STEP 3

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Wait for the winning result every 7PM from Mondays to Fridays, if you become the winner, a representative will contact you using the email address you use(d) upon registration.

What are you waiting for? Everyday there will be a variety of prizes all you have to do is to play everyday to join. No payment required for it is absolutely FREE! Don’t miss this opportunity as FIESTA7 have this awesome Christmas present for all of you. 

“EVERYDAY FIESTA, EVERYDAY MASAYA WITH FIESTA7”

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 Stay updated from FIESTA7 by following us thru our social media accounts on Facebook (@fiesta7ph), Twitter (@fiesta7), Instagram (@fiesta7ph), Google+ (@fiesta7),, and Youtube (@fiesta7); we also encourage you to visit our website at www.fiesta7.ph to keep you posted and know more about FIESTA7.

FIESTA7 was developed by MIRAI D3SIGN a DIGITAL Solutions for Enterprises and a subsidiary company of Paris Miki Inc. that has been duly registered in the Philippines focusing on Web and Mobile Applications. Paris Miki Inc. was founded in Japan in 1930. Since, then it has grown to become Japan’s largest optical chain store and one of the largest in the world with more than 850 shops in Japan alone and 150 shops across the globe.

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LIKE them on Facebook and follow for updates: https://www.facebook.com/fiesta7ph

Use the HASHTAGS:  ‪#‎everydayFiesta7‬ ‪#‎FiestaPasko‬ ‪#‎alliWantForChristmas‬ ‪#‎fiesta7PH‬

“MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS :) , DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WIN AMAZING PRICES THIS SEASON BROUGHT TO YOU BY FIESTA7” – krish

FIESTA7, Win a Playstation 4 for FREE! was originally published on KrishGeek

FIESTA7, Win a Playstation 4 for FREE!

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“EVERYDAY FIESTA, EVERYDAY MASAYA WITH FIESTA7”

What if I tell you that you can WIN a SONY PLAYSTATION 4 this Christmas if you play Fiesta7? Isn’t amazing, right? How about if I tell you that there is an APP-GIVING- PRIZES-FOR-FREE that is already out in the market? It’s not a scam and it’s for real! 

Experience an innovative and fun way of driving users to a mobile game application made available to Android and web browser that offers exciting all year round prizes. Its the newest, exciting mobile and web number game application where the players can join for free, play everyday and win exciting prizes everyday!

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WHO CAN JOIN?

User has to be a a) resident of the Philippines b) Facebook users who are 18 years old above and c) uses a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet connection.

There are only three (3) steps to win:

STEP 1: Download Fiesta7 application either in Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.cordova.fiestaapp&hl=en) or in www.fiesta7.ph

STEP 2: Login using your Facebook account. No purchase needed to join. Register and click Play.

STEP 3: Choose seven (7) numbers from 1 to 28 and submit your entries. (All entries for the day will closed every 6PM)

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STEP 1                              STEP 2                             STEP 3

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Wait for the winning result every 7PM from Mondays to Fridays, if you become the winner, a representative will contact you using the email address you use(d) upon registration.

What are you waiting for? Everyday there will be a variety of prizes all you have to do is to play everyday to join. No payment required for it is absolutely FREE! Don’t miss this opportunity as FIESTA7 have this awesome Christmas present for all of you. 

“EVERYDAY FIESTA, EVERYDAY MASAYA WITH FIESTA7”

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 Stay updated from FIESTA7 by following us thru our social media accounts on Facebook (@fiesta7ph), Twitter (@fiesta7), Instagram (@fiesta7ph), Google+ (@fiesta7),, and Youtube (@fiesta7); we also encourage you to visit our website at www.fiesta7.ph to keep you posted and know more about FIESTA7.

FIESTA7 was developed by MIRAI D3SIGN a DIGITAL Solutions for Enterprises and a subsidiary company of Paris Miki Inc. that has been duly registered in the Philippines focusing on Web and Mobile Applications. Paris Miki Inc. was founded in Japan in 1930. Since, then it has grown to become Japan’s largest optical chain store and one of the largest in the world with more than 850 shops in Japan alone and 150 shops across the globe.

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LIKE them on Facebook and follow for updates: https://www.facebook.com/fiesta7ph

Use the HASHTAGS:  ‪#‎everydayFiesta7‬ ‪#‎FiestaPasko‬ ‪#‎alliWantForChristmas‬ ‪#‎fiesta7PH‬

“MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS :) , DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WIN AMAZING PRICES THIS SEASON BROUGHT TO YOU BY FIESTA7” – krish

FIESTA7, Win a Playstation 4 for FREE! was originally published on KrishGeek

FIESTA7, Win a Playstation 4 for FREE! was originally published on KrishGeek

FIESTA7, Win a Playstation 4 for FREE!

image

“EVERYDAY FIESTA, EVERYDAY MASAYA WITH FIESTA7”

What if I tell you that you can WIN a SONY PLAYSTATION 4 this Christmas if you play Fiesta7? Isn’t amazing, right? How about if I tell you that there is an APP-GIVING- PRIZES-FOR-FREE that is already out in the market? It’s not a scam and it’s for real! 

Experience an innovative and fun way of driving users to a mobile game application made available to Android and web browser that offers exciting all year round prizes. Its the newest, exciting mobile and web number game application where the players can join for free, play everyday and win exciting prizes everyday!

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WHO CAN JOIN?

User has to be a a) resident of the Philippines b) Facebook users who are 18 years old above and c) uses a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet connection.

There are only three (3) steps to win:

STEP 1: Download Fiesta7 application either in Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.cordova.fiestaapp&hl=en) or in www.fiesta7.ph

STEP 2: Login using your Facebook account. No purchase needed to join. Register and click Play.

STEP 3: Choose seven (7) numbers from 1 to 28 and submit your entries. (All entries for the day will closed every 6PM)

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STEP 1                              STEP 2                             STEP 3

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Wait for the winning result every 7PM from Mondays to Fridays, if you become the winner, a representative will contact you using the email address you use(d) upon registration.

What are you waiting for? Everyday there will be a variety of prizes all you have to do is to play everyday to join. No payment required for it is absolutely FREE! Don’t miss this opportunity as FIESTA7 have this awesome Christmas present for all of you. 

“EVERYDAY FIESTA, EVERYDAY MASAYA WITH FIESTA7”

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 Stay updated from FIESTA7 by following us thru our social media accounts on Facebook (@fiesta7ph), Twitter (@fiesta7), Instagram (@fiesta7ph), Google+ (@fiesta7),, and Youtube (@fiesta7); we also encourage you to visit our website at www.fiesta7.ph to keep you posted and know more about FIESTA7.

FIESTA7 was developed by MIRAI D3SIGN a DIGITAL Solutions for Enterprises and a subsidiary company of Paris Miki Inc. that has been duly registered in the Philippines focusing on Web and Mobile Applications. Paris Miki Inc. was founded in Japan in 1930. Since, then it has grown to become Japan’s largest optical chain store and one of the largest in the world with more than 850 shops in Japan alone and 150 shops across the globe.

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LIKE them on Facebook and follow for updates: https://www.facebook.com/fiesta7ph

Use the HASHTAGS:  ‪#‎everydayFiesta7‬ ‪#‎FiestaPasko‬ ‪#‎alliWantForChristmas‬ ‪#‎fiesta7PH‬

“MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS 🙂 , DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WIN AMAZING PRICES THIS SEASON BROUGHT TO YOU BY FIESTA7” – krish

Planning a party? Call a beer!

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                                    Planning a party? Call a beer!

 What a relief not having someone go to the grocery, having to wait in those long lines just to buy a pack or two of beer (not to mention ice and cups!)  Call a beer makes it easy. All you have to do is give us a call, tell us what type of beer you want and how many and we will have it delivered over to your house. You ring we bring! It’s delivered to your door steps. It’s in a specially branded cooler, absolute zero degree!

Call a beer delivery comes in handy a lot. If there is a party, or get together with some friends to watch a sporting event, beer is a good addition to have for people to sit back and relax with. Instead of picking up the car keys, or daring to walk to your nearest grocery or store, pick up the phone and Call a Beer! It’s the safest way to have fun with the convenience of at-your -doorstep delivery!

 Here are the steps:

1. Please ensure that you are 18 years old or older to place an order.

2.  Available beers are:

San Miguel Light                            795/case

San Miguel Pale Pilsen                  795/case

Red Horse Beer                               795/case

Stella Artois                                      2,640/case

Hoegaarden                                     3.000/case

Corona                                              2,760/case

Bluemoon                                         3,120/case

3. Call at least 3 hours before your party (its better though if a day early)

4.  Landline:                                                             02-8974468          Globe:                                                               0917-6488777  Smart:                                                              0920-2991111

5.Cooler has a deposit of Php 400 and will be picked up again in the morning, the day after

6.Deposit Fees apply to delivery of bottled products. Php 1.50 each and Php 90. per case  You may exchange available empty bottles at home

7.Minimum order is 1 case

8.Delivery areas that are for fee are: Katipunan, Libis, Ortigas and Pasig.

 You never have to miss another minute of your party or the game on TV Call a beer! So whenever you are planning on having any type of gathering at your house, office or anywhere, remember to call us at _____________, and we will bring the party to you!

“We reserve the right to refuse liquor and beer delivery for any reason including insufficient proof of age, intoxication, or failure to respond to our liquor and beer delivery procedure. Payment is COD (Cash on delivery)”

Use the hashtags!#‎callabeer ‪#‎readytodeliver ‪#‎uringwebring ‪#‎absolutezero we are open from 4pm to 12mn daily!

BIERRA, Paluto Restaurant

From the moment you walk through our door, you can expect a warm welcome, lively atmosphere and a burst of exquisite flavors.  Take a look and you’ll find a host of authentic features, the freshest ingredients and mouth-watering delicacies that capture the very essence of all things Filipino in Tex Mex Style.  Put all of these together and you’ve got a vibrant and laid-back fiesta feeling that Bierra has become famous for.  So sit back, relax and enjoy as Bierra takes ordinary dining into an extraordinary experience.

Bierra’s extraordinary experience will take you to a good food experience that no other Paluto Restaurant   can do. Bierra’s must try dishes are the following: Buttered Shrimp with Garlic is sumptuous and very buttery with a hint of garlic. “Sinigang sa Misong Tanigue” will surely make your day, the soup is not too sour and the fish is very delectable. And last but not the least for their must try food is Sizzling Gambas has a lot of flavor and spiciness that you will ask for it every time you go to Bierra.

The Bierra’s menu boasts a wide variety of delicacies of seafood, chicken and meat.  To excite your appetite, here is a glimpse of what’s in store at Bierra:

Seafood: Calamares, Buttered Shrimp with Garlic, Baked Tahong with Cheese, Sizzling Tanigue Steak, Prawn in Chili Sauce, Sinigang sa Miso, Halaan Soup and Ginataang Kuhol.

Chicken: Sizzling Chicken, Tinolang Manok, Buttered Chicken and Fried Chicken

Meat (Beef / Pork): Sinigang na Baboy, Pork Adobo and Ihaw Marinated BBQ.

Veggies: Adobong KangKong, Chopsuey, Ensaladang Lato and Ensaladang Mangga.

Bierra’s décor  is engaging and have earth hues, it has Mexican feel and ambiance, but truly Filipino in taste. They have a nice wooden glass door, 4 wall light fixtures. The dining room can seat 100 plus people and they accommodate Baptism, Company Christmas Party, Debut and other occasions. They also have Live bands, Acoustic Nights, Stand Up Comedian, Videoke Nights and Rock Bands.

Bierra Paluto Restaurant is located at Unit 105 Seaside sa Ortigas, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.  Street parking and public lots are readily available. Visit the restaurant on their Facebook Page, facebook.com/BierraPalutoRestaurant.  For reservations, please call (650)367.7974.

dirty nachos                                                  taco salad

all time fave,“ pancit canton”.

“manga at bagoong”

        It’s all here waiting for you at Bierra Paluto Restaurant!

Jane the Virgin on SONY CHANNEL PHILIPPINES

Jane the Virgin

Personally, I’m a fan of the show.  Before its press launch here in Manila, I have already heard of the show and have watched the pilot episode.  So far, the gist of the show is the very interesting , There are a lot of twist and how each character are connected to one another. The show’s  beliefs are similar to the traditional conservative values of the Filipinos –  Jane’s value of “Sex after marriage” ( A woman’s virginity is sacred)  and “Telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment”. 

PLOT:

When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her of two things: telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment, and women must protect their virginity at all costs. Now at the age of  23, Jane is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel.

All the years of watching telenovelas with the two women who raised her – her sexy, young-at-heart mother, Xiomara (known as “Xo”), and her still-devout grandmother, Alba – have given Jane a slightly unrealistic view of romance. Although she is determined not to make the same mistake Xo made – becoming an unwed mother at 16 – Jane could not be closer to the two wonderful women who have shaped her life. They are very different people – Xo lives her life as a perpetual teenager, performing at local clubs and always looking for a new man, while Alba makes religion and prayer the focus of her life – but both women consider Jane the center of their universe and love the grounded, compassionate and ambitious young woman she has become.

Despite the conflicting influences of her mother and grandmother, Jane has managed to find a wonderful fiancé: a handsome, hard-working detective named Michael, who loves her enough to accept her detailed timeline for their future together and even her insistence on “saving herself” until they’re married. All of Jane’s meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room. Unbeknownst to her, the specimen belongs to Rafael, a reformed playboy and cancer survivor, who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works but also a former summer crush of hers.

A few weeks later, the unsuspecting Jane is faced with the most important decisions of her life. Will she continue with the pregnancy? How can she explain the situation to her fiancé and family? And what should she do about the wishes of the biological father, Rafael, and his scheming wife Petra? At the same time, Jane’s mother Xo is facing a life-changing decision of her own: after years of letting Jane and Alba believe she didn’t know the identity of Jane’s father, the time has come to admit the truth – Jane’s father is Xo’s former boyfriend Rogelio. Making the situation even more surreal, Rogelio is now a huge telenovela star, and he definitely wants to meet his unsuspecting daughter. 

Though she has always tried to be the responsible good girl who does the right thing, Jane’s normally quiet life has suddenly become as dramatic, complicated and unpredictable as the telenovelas she has always loved. 

Jane the Virgin airs every Sunday, October 19 at 9:05 pm, in the same week as the US telecast, first & exclusively on Sony Channel.

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GINA RODRIGUEZ

(Jane Villanueva in “Jane The Virgin”)

 In the new comedy series “Jane The Virgin,” Gina Rodriguez stars as Jane Villanueva, whose meticulous life plans are suddenly turned upside down when she is accidentally artificially inseminated.

 Named the “Next Big Thing” and one of the “Top 35 Latinos Under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez’s profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in “Filly Brown” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and brought Rodriguez an Imagen award winner for Best Actress in a Feature Film.

 Growing up in Chicago, Rodriguez started performing at age 7 with the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil. She went on to work with other companies including Los Soneros Del Swing, performing at several Salsa Congresses in Chicago, California, New York and Puerto Rico. At 16, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration taught by Richard Niles, where she wrote, directed and performed original works.

She fell in love with New York and was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Rodriguez had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing, working with David Mamet, William H. Macy and Rosemary Quinn. Directly after graduation, she booked her first lead role in the feature film “Tiny Dancer.” Next, she originated the role of Frida Kahlo in the world premiere of “Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo,” at the American Stage Theatre. She continued to work in NY with multiple theatres and her work in film and TV steadily grew, including series “Jonny Zero,” “Army Wives,” and “Law & Order,” in addition to several shorts and indie films. One short film, “Osvaldos,” earned Rodriguez a “Best Actor” award at the First Run Film Festival in NY.

 After the years of success in NY, Rodriguez booked a lead role in a feature film “Go For It” in which she received a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination. After this, Rodriguez booked her first co-star role on CBS’ “Eleventh Hour.” She went on to book series regular roles on web series “Eden’s Court” and “No Names;” her first studio film “Our Family Wedding” with America Ferrera; and a lead in the film “Superchicas.” Since then she has also guest starred on the “The Mentalist,” “Happy Endings” and “Ten Things I Hate About You.”

 Next came one of Rodriguez’s most exciting roles to date, “Filly Brown.” Originally, this role had been written as a spoken word artist, an area in which Rodriguez had experience, but upon meeting Rodriguez, the producers changed the part to a rapper. After an outstanding audition,

in which Gina provided an impromptu rap performance, she secured the role. She collaborated with music producers, E Dub and Khoolaid from Silent Giant, to come up with original songs for the film. Rodriguez went on to star in the dark indie comedy “Sleeping with Fishes,” written and directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher. The film focuses on Alexis Rodriguez Fish, who returns home to her family after the death of her cheating husband.

 Rodriguez starred in the Cima Productions film “Marching Banda,” playing a single mother of a boy whose estranged father comes back into their lives and begins teaching him traditional regional Mexican music and incorporating it into the school’s marching band repertoire. She also starred in a supporting role in “Snap,” a reunion with her “Filly Brown” director Youssef Delara, which had its world premiere at SXSW this past year. She also completed production on another indie film, “California Winter,” with Rutina Wesley.

 Rodriguez is a supporter of Inspira, an organization that works to spotlight Latino leaders who shape their communities. She also works with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the Boyle Heights Learning Collaborative.

 She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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