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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Run with Volkswagen Touran MVP

Want to find out how powerful our TDI engines are? Drop by Volkswagen BGC and take the Touran out for a spin!


The Touran’s boxy shape might not make it the most attractive of cars, but it also makes the VW one of the most practical small MPVs available. The interior is classy and well built and there’s a wide choice of engines, including an efficient BlueMotion version that’s very cheap to run.





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With it’s theme “The Time is Now” Volkswagen launched it’s new car models at the Tower One and Exchange Plaza, along Ayala Avenue in Makati City.


Photo from The Manila UrbaniteThis year’s objective is highlighting the company’s brand heritage, passion and vision.
To showcase the brand new car models, Volkswagen executives did the honor of welcoming the guests.
The event was spearheaded by Mr. Weiming Soh (Executive Vice President Volkswagen AG, President Commercial Operations of Greater China and ASEAN) riding in classic Beetle and as he welcomes the guests. 



Photo from the Volkswagen Philippines website While Ayala Corporation President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala was riding in a 21st Century Cabriolet Beetle.
Aside from the new Beetle; Toureg, Polo Hatchback, Tiguan, Touran, Golf, CC, and Phaeton were also presented to the crowd.
In People’s Car Celebration a public display these new models were set up at the Greenbelt Park in Makati for two days Sept. 28-29.


And for those of you asking for the price of these new Volkswagen cars here’s what I got from http://motioncars.inquirer.net



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Want to find out how powerful our TDI engines are? Drop by Volkswagen BGC and take the Touran out for a spin!


The Touran’s boxy shape might not make it the most attractive of cars, but it also makes the VW one of the most practical small MPVs available. The interior is classy and well built and there’s a wide choice of engines, including an efficient BlueMotion version that’s very cheap to run.





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With it’s theme “The Time is Now” Volkswagen launched it’s new car models at the Tower One and Exchange Plaza, along Ayala Avenue in Makati City.

Photo from The Manila UrbaniteThis year’s objective is highlighting the company’s brand heritage, passion and vision.
To showcase the brand new car models, Volkswagen executives did the honor of welcoming the guests.
The event was spearheaded by Mr. Weiming Soh (Executive Vice President Volkswagen AG, President Commercial Operations of Greater China and ASEAN) riding in classic Beetle and as he welcomes the guests. 

Photo from the Volkswagen Philippines website While Ayala Corporation President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala was riding in a 21st Century Cabriolet Beetle.
Aside from the new Beetle; Toureg, Polo Hatchback, Tiguan, Touran, Golf, CC, and Phaeton were also presented to the crowd.
In People’s Car Celebration a public display these new models were set up at the Greenbelt Park in Makati for two days Sept. 28-29.

And for those of you asking for the price of these new Volkswagen cars here’s what I got from http://motioncars.inquirer.net



Book your test drive now! Like us on facebook and Visit the website for more updates!


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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Advice from a Divorced Man after 16 years of Marriage


An article I found online. I find it very inspiring. Specially for married couples.

 


 

Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage

My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage, by Gerald Rogers.

Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had

1. Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.

2. Protect your own heart. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.

3. Fall in love over and over again. You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back. Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her.

4. Always see the best in her. Focus only on what you love. What you focus on will expand. If you focus on what bugs you, all you will see is reasons to be bugged. If you focus on what you love, you can’t help but be consumed by love. Focus to the point where you can no longer see anything but love, and you know without a doubt that you are the luckiest man on earth to be have this woman as your wife.

5. It’s not your job to change or fix her… your job is to love her as she is with no expectation of her ever changing. And if she changes, love what she becomes, whether it’s what you wanted or not.

6. Take full accountability for your own emotions: It’s not your wife’s job to make you happy, and she CAN’T make you sad. You are responsible for finding your own happiness, and through that your joy will spill over into your relationship and your love.

7. Never blame your wife if you get frustrated or angry at her, it is only because it is triggering something inside of YOU. They are YOUR emotions, and your responsibility. When you feel those feelings take time to get present and to look within and understand what it is inside of YOU that is asking to be healed. You were attracted to this woman because she was the person best suited to trigger all of your childhood wounds in the most painful way so that you could heal them… when you heal yourself, you will no longer be triggered by her, and you will wonder why you ever were.

8. Allow your woman to just be. When she’s sad or upset, it’s not your job to fix it, it’s your job to HOLD HER and let her know it’s ok. Let her know that you hear her, and that she’s important and that you are that pillar on which she can always lean. The feminine spirit is about change and emotion and like a storm her emotions will roll in and out, and as you remain strong and unjudging she will trust you and open her soul to you… DON’T RUN-AWAY WHEN SHE’S UPSET. Stand present and strong and let her know you aren’t going anywhere. Listen to what she is really saying behind the words and emotion.

9. Be silly… don’t take yourself so damn seriously. Laugh. And make her laugh. Laughter makes everything else easier.

10. Fill her soul everyday… learn her love languages and the specific ways that she feels important and validated and CHERISHED. Ask her to create a list of 10 THINGS that make her feel loved and memorize those things and make it a priority everyday to make her feel like a queen.

11. Be present. Give her not only your time, but your focus, your attention and your soul. Do whatever it takes to clear your head so that when you are with her you are fully WITH HER. Treat her as you would your most valuable client. She is.

12. Be willing to take her sexually, to carry her away in the power of your masculine presence, to consume her and devour her with your strength, and to penetrate her to the deepest levels of her soul. Let her melt into her feminine softness as she knows she can trust you fully.

13. Don’t be an idiot…. And don’t be afraid of being one either. You will make mistakes and so will she. Try not to make too big of mistakes, and learn from the ones you do make. You’re not supposed to be perfect, just try to not be too stupid.

14. Give her space… The woman is so good at giving and giving, and sometimes she will need to be reminded to take time to nurture herself. Sometimes she will need to fly from your branches to go and find what feeds her soul, and if you give her that space she will come back with new songs to sing…. (okay, getting a little too poetic here, but you get the point. Tell her to take time for herself, ESPECIALLY after you have kids. She needs that space to renew and get re-centered, and to find herself after she gets lost in serving you, the kids and the world.)

15. Be vulnerable… you don’t have to have it all together. Be willing to share your fears and feelings, and quick to acknowledge your mistakes.

16. Be fully transparent. If you want to have trust you must be willing to share EVERYTHING… Especially those things you don’t want to share. It takes courage to fully love, to fully open your heart and let her in when you don’t know i she will like what she finds… Part of that courage is allowing her to love you completely, your darkness as well as your light. DROP THE MASK… If you feel like you need to wear a mask around her, and show up perfect all the time, you will never experience the full dimension of what love can be.

17. Never stop growing together… The stagnant pond breeds malaria, the flowing stream is always fresh and cool. Atrophy is the natural process when you stop working a muscle, just as it is if you stop working on your relationship. Find common goals, dreams and visions to work towards.

18. Don’t worry about money. Money is a game, find ways to work together as a team to win it. It never helps when teammates fight. Figure out ways to leverage both persons strength to win.

19. Forgive immediately and focus on the future rather than carrying weight from the past. Don’t let your history hold you hostage. Holding onto past mistakes that either you or she makes, is like a heavy anchor to your marriage and will hold you back. FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM. Cut the anchor loose and always choose love.

20. Always choose love. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices is governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure.

In the end marriage isn’t about happily ever after. It’s about work. And a commitment to grow together and a willingness to continually invest in creating something that can endure eternity. Through that work, the happiness will come. Marriage is life, and it will bring ups and downs. Embracing all of the cycles and learning to learn from and love each experience will bring the strength and perspective to keep building, one brick at a time.

These are lessons I learned the hard way. These are lessons I learned too late. But these are lessons I am learning and committed in carrying forward. Truth is, I loved being married, and in time, I will get married again, and when I do, I will build it with a foundation that will endure any storm and any amount of time.

If you are reading this and find wisdom in my pain, share it those those young husbands whose hearts are still full of hope, and with those couples you may know who may have forgotten how to love. One of those men may be like I was, and in these hard earned lessons perhaps something will awaken in him and he will learn to be the man his lady has been waiting for.

MEN- THIS IS YOUR CHARGE: Commit to being an EPIC LOVER. There is no greater challenge, and no greater prize. Your woman deserves that from. Be the type of husband your wife can’t help but brag about.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Japan Introducing 'Fasting Camps' For Kids Addicted To The Internet

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Japan’s ministry of education is introducing “fasting camps” for kids that are addicted to the internet and mobile devices.

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Michael BublĂ© & Wife Luisana Lopilato Welcome a Baby Boy—See the Adorable Pic!

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And baby makes three! Singer Michael BublĂ© and his gorgeous wife, Luisana Lopilato, welcomed a pr… (Congrats to @michaelbuble & @lulopilato on the birth of a gorgeous boy…baby Noah is SO handsome!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

How To Raise a Well-Mannered Child | New Parent

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Experts tips for making sure your little one becomes a gentleman (or lady!).

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Kanye West Unveils First Pic Of Baby North! | Kim Kardashian | News

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On Friday (August 23), Kanye West sat down with Kris Jenner on her talk show and for the first time ever showed off a picture of his daughter with Kim Kardashian, North.Yeezy, who will play the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, noted he wanted…

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American Girl Relaunches Bitty Baby on August 27, 2013

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Blog post at 5 Minutes for Mom : A newly expanded and enhanced Bitty Baby doll line is due to arrive in American Girl stores on August 27, 2013.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LADY GAGA ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE “APPLAUSE” AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE AUGUST 19TH FROM FORTHCOMING FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM ARTPOP

 


Album Pre-Order Moved to August 19th by Audience Demand; ARTPOP Album/App Available Worldwide November 11th


Pop Icon to Perform at 2013 VMAs


 


(New York – July 30th) – Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga has announced that the first single from her long-awaited forthcoming album/app ARTPOP is “Applause”, and has released its single artwork shot by Inez & Vinoodh. “Applause” will be available worldwide beginning August 19th, and is the first single from the pop icon’s highly anticipated fourth studio album/app ARTPOP, which will hit stores around the world on November 11th through Streamline/Interscope Records.


 


Due to popular audience demand, the pre-order for ARTPOP will also now arrive on August 19th - two weeks earlier than previously announced. Fans who visit iTunes on August 19th will be able to purchase the single “Applause” and pre-order their copy of ARTPOP with just one click. The single will also be available at digital retailers across the globe at the same time, and CD pre-orders will be available at Amazon.com and other select retailers.


 


Lady Gaga is set to perform “Applause” for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 25th.


 


 


ABOUT LADY GAGA



LADY GAGA came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which sold over 15 million copies worldwide.  Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst fifteen nominations, a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Awards of twenty-six nominations and the estimated sale of 24 million albums and 90 million singles worldwide. She has travelled the world on numerous tours including 2008’s The Fame Ball, 2009-2011’s The Monster Ball and 2012-2013’s Born This Way Ball. An HBO television special titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden earned an Emmy Award amongst its five nominations.  Her third studio album, Born This Way, broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to the # 1 on release day. In 2013, Time Magazine named her the second most influential person of the decade. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people in social media with over 5 million likes on Facebook and over 39 million followers on Twitter. She is also a global activist and philanthropist, having been an outspoken supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, body image issues, and youth empowerment. In 2011, she launched her own Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering youth and creating a kinder and braver world. She also recently built & launched a social network just for her fans, LittleMonsters.com. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.


 


Watch out for Lady Gaga’s new single APPLAUSE and album ARTPOP exclusively under MCA Music in cooperation with Smart Music and LINE.  



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RICHARD CLAYDERMAN Live! In Manila on November 16



BREAKING NEWS (August 1, 2013) –World renowned pianist, Richard Clayderman, is coming to Manila for his very first concert! MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) proudly presents Richard Clayderman: The Romantique Concert Live! In Manila on November 16, Saturday, 8 in the evening at the PICC Plenary Hall. Check out www.smtickets.comfor ticket details. Richard Clayderman has done what virtually no other French act has ever done — established an international career as a best-selling recording artist and concert performer. The most popular pianist in the world has sold over 80 million records with his biggest hit, Olivier Toussaint’s “Ballade Pour Adeline”(Watch the music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCCan3TFPoc), selling 22 million units worldwide. Dubbed “The Prince of Romance” by US First Lady Nancy Reagan, the French-born pianist is back with a new album aptly titled Romantique —— a gorgeous collection of classic love songs which combines his ‘trademark’ originals with classics and pop standards.


 


 


Richard Clayderman’s latest album “Romantique” is now available in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked or online via Smart Music http://www.smart.com.ph/musicor iTunes http://smarturl.it/RCromantiqueph.


 


 


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Exclusive: There Is More To Motherhood Than A Post-Baby Bod

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Our cultural conversation about pregnancy, birth and motherhood is way off from what the actual experience is. And it’s hurting women.

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Pet 'parents' pamper to the extreme - USA TODAY

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Pet ‘parents’ pamper to the extreme
USA TODAY
That spending is projected to rise more than 4% in 2013, with pet parents buying clothes, treats, facials, massages and even plastic surgery, such as ear tucks, for their furry children.

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Law requires Chinese to visit their aging parents

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BEIJING (AP) — Mothers and fathers aren’t the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China’s lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative.

New wording in the law requiring people to visit or keep in touch with their elderly parents or risk being sued and facing penalties came into force Monday, as China faces increasing difficulty in caring for its aging population.

It remains to be seen how much the amended law changes the status quo, however. Elderly parents in China already have been suing their adult children for emotional support, and the new wording does not specify how often people must visit or clarify penalties for those who do not.

In the first ruling since the new wording, a court in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi ordered a couple to visit the woman’s mother or face possible fines — and even detention.

One of the drafters, Xiao Jinming, a law professor at Shandong University, said the new law was primarily aimed at raising awareness.


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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Belkin Thunderbolt Dock

The Belkin Thunderbolt dock’s design is understated, and will fit with the rest of your black and aluminum standard Mac kit. It’s basically just a box with rounded edges, a cable management channel running through the middle underside of the device, and a…

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Sound Cylinder

Definitive Technology is known for its audiophile-grade loudspeakers. But now it’s dipped into the mainstream market with its first wireless Bluetooth speaker, the $199 Sound Cylinder.


As its name implies, the Sound Cylinder is cylindrically shaped, which…

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Samsung NX2000

Samsung is all-in on mirrorless cameras. After launching the NX300 earlier this year, now the company unveils the NX2000, a more affordable model that’s aimed at people who want to upgrade from point-and-shoots but want something more compact and…

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Samsung Ativ Tab

Ars briefly looked at the Tab 7—a novel combination of tablet and Ultrabook—when Samsung first unveiled it. But this was the first time we were able to use one for longer than a guided tour.  When I asked if I could review the tablet I had in hand,…

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