Archive | July, 2010

Newport Cinemas, The Newest Place to Play!

30 Jul

Resorts World Manila launched Newport Cinemas to the public last Wednesday. We are privileged to watch the special screening of Salt and experience firsthand how this cinema faired comparing to other cinemas here in Manila.

Here are some pictures courtesy of Taga-Ilog Special:

The Newport Entertainment and Commercial Center includes four cinemas with a total of 1,200 seats and a multipurpose 1,030-seat performing arts theater. The ground floor of the development will be devoted to 22 international luxury brands. The second floor will be devoted to local and international dining options including an indoor piazza with a glass skyline.

The third floor will host specialty boutiques and serve as the lobby of the performing arts theater. It will also connect to the private, high-roller section of the casino. In addition, the fourth floor will host cinemas, amusement facilities and cafés.

The boutiques are still under construction but I’ve already seen Bench and The Body Shop already up for some of the casino dwellers to visit. There is also Starbucks, The Red Crab and some high society restaurants opened.

A Very Yummy Event!

11 Jul

To all chocoholics and icecream-aholics like me out there! There will be a Chocolate and Ice Cream Show at the World Trade Center on July 14-16, 2010. It will be an awesome event as all suppliers and leading chocolate and ice cream brands will be there.

Schedule of Activities for this much awaited event after the jump:

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Something I Learned these Past Few Days

10 Jul

Something drastic can change your life.

Whether it be an event that happened to a well loved family member or to you, these things can change your outlook about life.

I always consider myself as invincible. Thinking that I would never get sick (just because I don’t smoke, the only ‘vice’ I got is working on the graveyard shift to finish web homeworks and ofcourse, my job) and because I also consider myself as a good Catholic. But no, what you think may not be always right.

Last June my folks and me at the office got our annual physical exam. I thought that it will just be an ordinary thing, just get your physical exam results and head back home. But to me, it was quite different.

I was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease and hyperthyroidism. Both illnesses would put me into a lifetime of meds according to an article I read in the internet.

It may sound stupid, but sometimes I  secretly ask the Lord sometimes to just take me if He doesn’t have any plans for me to get married and have kids. I have no clue that God would give me a taste of what its like when being sick can actually kill you. I was depressed, really, thinking that these will be the end of me.

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Oh no, I think I have Carpal Tunnel :(

8 Jul

Ouch! Hope its not Carpal Tunnel

Aside from the long list of stuff/illness/headache I’ve got this year,  I am thinking that I might have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. My hands are aching a lot. Probably because it is the only part of my body that get to exercise (not the other thing you perv! 🙂 )

Here’s an excerpt about Carpal Tunnel that I got from good ol’ Wiki:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), is associated by symptoms and signs, which are caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel.[1] Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands since it is an upper limb neuropathy that results in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve.[2]

This condition affects individuals by causing pain, paresthesias, and sometimes weakness in the median nerve distribution. Those diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may experience pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the arm, which may extend to the shoulder and neck area; these feelings are more prevalent at night due to various sleeping positions.[3] To aid in the prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, stretching exercises of the wrist, hand, and fingers have been used to combat against the pain and numbness caused by repetitive actions. Other than using recommended stretches and exercises, useful treatments for CTS include use of night splints, corticosteroid injections and ultimately surgery.

Most cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome have been found to be without a specific cause and certain individuals may be genetically predisposed to this condition.

I got to go see a doctor quick and have this checked.