My dilemna on which Sandy's Pizza Deal to Pick: 50% vs. 45% off

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There are two Sandy's Pizza deal both with different combos.  Can't decide on which to pick...  Let me show my rationalization.

Deal 1: 50% Off: P465 instead of P935 for 14 Inch Supersize Pizza, Large Pasta and Mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Wings from Sandy's Pizza
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  • Delicious hand-tossed pizzas
  • Unique menu offering a wide range of Italian and American choices
  • Relaxing atmosphere inside of the restaurant
  • With this special treat package good for 6 people you will enjoy any 14" supersize pizza, large pasta and buffalo chicken wings  for P465 instead of P935
  • This feast combo will ensure that your stomach‘s satisfied baritone grumblings will harmonize with your palate’s angelic falsetto
The fine print
  • Voucher validity: June 11, 2011 until Dec. 11, 2011
  • Valid for all 3 branches (Makati, QC, San Juan)
  • Valid for dine-in, take-out and deliver (for delivery, additional charge of P99 applies)
  • Price is Net (includes service charge and VAT)
  • Voucher is transferable and can be given as gift to family and friends
  • Buy as many vouchers as you want
Deal 2: Up to 45% OFF! Only P450 For Any 18-inch Pizza + some delicious Buffalo Chicken Wings at Sandy’s Pizza! Choose among 3 locations!

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  • Enjoy some Homemade Real New York-Style Thin Crust Pizza.
  • Choose among 16 awesome flavors, including some unique Filipino-inspired selections.
  • You've got 3 delicious flavors of chicken wings to choose from.
  • You can choose for dine-in or take out. Option for delivery.
  • Pick up any of the 3 perfect locations : Katipunan, San Juan or Makati.
The Deal's Terms
  • Valid from June 24 to September 30, 2011.
  • Add P99 for delivery.
  • Call in advance for multiple orders.
  • Maximum of 3 vouchers per transaction per person.
  • Not valid with other offers.
  • See universal fine print.
Both deals are:
  • Valid for 3 locations
Makati Branch:

Riverfront Building JP Rizal cor. Villena St. (Behind Rockwell), Makati

QC Branch:

154 Katipunan Ave. (Hernandez Bldg.), White Plains, Quezon City

San Juan Branch:

683 J. Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan

General phone line:

(02) 721-8334 / (02) 721-8329

  • Allows delivery but with 99 php charge
  • Deal 1: 14" supersize pizza (480 php 1 flavor/520 php if sampler), large pasta (195 php) and buffalo chicken wings (220 php) = up to 50% off at 465 php
  • Deal 2: 18" pizza (590 php 1 flavor/645 php if sampler) + buffalo wings (220 php) = up to 45% at 450 php

        Both deals look good.

  • If you love pizza you won't mind the 5% discount difference right?  
  • If you love pasta then you should choose the one with the pasta and have 5% more discount than the other deal.  
       So the question is to pick or not to pick the pasta?=)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on FULL 3D

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We've always been a Pirates of the Carribbean fan so we couldn't miss its fourth movie.  We purchase large Wasabi popcorn from Taters (95 php) and 3 Jumbo ice tea (40 php each).  Then we found out that each Robinson's 3D Cinema Ticket (300 php per ticket) comes with free regular sized popcorn and regular sized softdrinks.  (Lol imagine how much I was munching/sipping durign the movie)

The movie started with its full 3D effects.  The plot was okay but there were some parts of it that made no sense to me.  The story was now centered at Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp.  He's act and jokes are consistently entertaining still.  Other than that, there were less action and comedy in it compared to the others.   Mermaids, Blackbirds magic sword and the fountain of youth combined and yet it has failed to please the crowd.

      Spoiler Alert (in white ink)!  These are the parts of the plot that confused me.
  1. Why would the Spaniards even wipe the chastise clean if they intend to break or drown it anyway?
  2. How did the clergy man know that the mermaid Syrena has a name?
  3. Why did the Syrena give the chastise?
  4. Why did the Syrena kiss and drown the clergy man?
I didn't think that 3D was an integral part of the movie.  There were swords swinging, burnt ashes flying, water bubbling, barrels rolling and more that were enhanced by being 3D.  But what I wouldn't feel that I missed something if I watched the movie in 3D.

Based on the post-credit scene, I would say there will be another movie.  Would I still watch it?  Yes.  I would still!

Be 1 of the 3 Winners to get to see Ed Westwick in Person

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Join Penshoppe's photo contest now and get a chance to see Ed Westwick in person.  Winners will be announced on June 2, 2011 12 A.M. Better join for this chance of a lifetime.=)  Good luck!

Contest Mechanics:
  1. Follow Penshoppe on twitter
  2. Tweet your photo inspired by their Trailblazer campaign
  3. Don't forget to add the ff hashtags:   

Headlines: Smoking ban in Metro Manila Public Places Implemented Today

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The MMDA announced that violators will be fined P500 on first offense, while those who cannot afford to pay the fine are obliged to render an eight-hour community service.  The anti-tobacco use program is funded by a  New York-based Bloomberg Philantrophies with a P9.5-million grant.
Last June, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) already required the MMDA to prohibit smoking in its offices. 

According to yahoo news "The Philippines has a law banning smoking in public places dating from 2003, but it has largely been ignored in a country where according to surveys 28 percent of Filipinos aged 15 years and over, or 17.3 million people, are smokers."

I'm in full support of this program.  I too hated to inhale the cigarette smokes flying towards me from smokers in the front seat of the jeepneys or the pedestrian in front of me in the sidewalks or while walking below the buildings of Makati where groups of smokers gather.  But I do hope this will be imposed fairly to all.

I'm really excited to see how this will be implemented.  Maybe smokers should start smoking E-cigarettes now like Johnny Depp in the movie tourist eh?  Just curious by public places, what exactly does it cover?

Photos for Run For Fun Lung FREE run at CCP with Miss Earth Candidates

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Please read full details at RUN for FUN LUNG ~ Awesome Free Run at CCP Grounds (see separate entry)
Registration for early registrants
Early Registrants Line

Early Registrants
Registration for FB and email

Singlet Stocks

More People Coming


Late registrant tents open
Empty Stage

Setting Up Finish Point


Lungcaire Plus Booth Preparing Giveaways

More registrants

Campaign Ads
Miss Earth Candidates

Miss Fil USA East Coast short speech
Other Miss Earth Candidates Cheers

Miss Earth Candidates Stays at the Stage

Miss Earth Candidates Poses at the Stage

Warm up Dance
Roll out!

One more time!

Stretching Exercise
10K runners position

Waiting for the start-off


Water first for the 3k Runners

Running for the 1st corner


3k walk?

Run, walk or pose for 3K runners

Daddy carries child

1st water station

On our way back

3k straight then 5K/10K go right!

3K Crowded Finish Line
Water for Finishers

RUN for FUN LUNG ~ Awesome Free Run at CCP with Miss Earth Candidates

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A friend inform me of a low profile FREE fun run called "Run for Fun Lung".  (I have no idea where she saw it but I glad she did!)  It is an advocacy for "Healthy lungs away from smoke" because today is "The World No Tobacco Day".  Here are the details:

When: May 29, 2011
Time: 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Venue: CCP Grounds, Pasay City

We were told that only the first 1,500 early registrants are able to avail of the FREE singlet while the rest can still walk-in and be given a race bib.  We were not able to register early but because we really support the campaign Kurt and I went there to participate.  

We arrived the venue at around 4 a.m.  There were tents for the baggage counter, early registrants, late registrants, walk-ins, organizers and Facebook and email registrants.  There were also portalets which were clean with water and napkins too.  During that time, it was still dark and there were a few registrants.  However, we spent around 30 minutes on the "Facebook and email registrants" because the aged woman in charge was confused already.  The people ahead of us were 18 in total and the next one who got in between us were 8.  She had to attend to their singlets and list down the bibs.

Early Registrants Tents
Inside Early Registrants Tents
Attendant Distributing Shirts
Boxes of Singlets
Baggage Counter

The colors of singlets available were pink, dark blue, blue green, jade green, pink, yellow and white.  I chose pink while Kurt chose his dark blue singlet.  We signed up for 5k but we only found our before the start of the race did we find out that our blue race bibs were for 3k.   While waiting for the race to start, we looked at the boards were the route was posted.
3K Route

5K Route
10K Route
Before the race started, the emcee introduced the organizers and they gave their speeches.  A runner priest also talked about his brother who died from cancer because of smoking.  He said that they currently have an on-going case against Philip Morris.  Then he recited a prayer for the cause.

Prayer During Sun Rise
Now for the side track, nothing much to see here.  Of course I'm kidding!=p The Miss Earth Candidates were introduced to the stage and Miss Fil. USA East Coast gave her short speech.   (see separate photoblog entry for more photos)

Two women from Slimmers World Adriatico branch were called for the warm up exercises.  They showed the steps (see video below) while the Miss Earth Candidates supported as back up dancers.  Some people danced, some wanted to dance but were ashamed and others were happily watching the dance. The same procedure was done for the stretching exercise.  The crowd especially the men applaud and cheered the beautiful and sexy ladies.  (Kurt said he just found it funny that people were ashamed to dance and the trainers reaction to it that's why he had a wide smile all over his face until the end of the program=D)

When the race started, I was glad to have picked 3k because I was not in my best condition.  I could not identify which part near my stomach became painful.  I also found it hard to catch my breathe that I became dizzy.  It was just like when I started my training.  I never understood why though.  Do you?
10K Start Off
       Kurt finished when the timer was at around 14 minutes while I finished at around 30 minutes.  Upon reaching the finish line, the 3K line was long.  The organizers had to collect our stubs with numbers matching our race bibs one at a time.  Perhaps, they will use that to identify our rankings since there were no time chips.

The race was well organized.  There were race marshals in neon yellow green Tech shirts that guided every corners and traffics every intersection.  There were also way points.  There were fast-refilling water stations.  Straw loops were given per round in different colors each.  Although, the route involved cars passing through, it was not much of a hindrance because of the marshals assistance.

Water stations
Intersection with Marshals and Way Points
Straw Loops Being Distributed to 5K runners
After the race, there was a Unilab bus for a FREE body examination.  There were several sponsor booths but only the "Livercaire Plus" booth gave away FREEbies such as ice cold mineral water, ice cold wet face towels with menthol and "Livercare Livercaire Plus" samples.  Two thumbs up for them!=) I'm not sure what the other booths were but there were runners sitting at their area.  The registration booth also gave away the extra pink and yellow singlets which ran out quickly.  The organizers booth gave away FREE foldable fans.
Unilab Bus Early Parking
Unilab Bus After Run

Lungcaire Plus Booth
Lungcaire Plus Booth Distributing Bottled Water and Wet Towel with Menthol
Other Sponsor Booths

Extra Singlets Being Distributed

There was a mascot roaming around having pictures with the kids.  A guy in Zorro costume and holding a flag was also present.  The Miss Earth Candidates had a few pictures with the 3k Finishers and then left.

There were donation boxes at the organizers box so Kurt and I decided to donate.  Because the event was organized and they had a good cause.  We donated 50 php each and were surprised when we were given Slimmer's World 1,500 php gift certificates for it.

Donation Boxes for the Advocacy Campaign
Slimmers GC Token for Donating
We were so tired that we did not wait for the winners to be announced.  It was already 7:30 a.m. which means we were there for almost 4 hours already.  We went home satisfied.  It felt that instead of supporting, we were mutually benefited too.

Due to excessive photos please check our Photos on Run for Fun Lung Photoblog Entry (see separate entry)

Update: Results are out at