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Friday, August 31, 2012

Movie Releases: September 2012

Movie Releases: September 2012
By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Here's the list of some movies that is scheduled to be released this September but schedules may change depending on the movie distributors.

So which won is your bet?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
September 26
Casts: Logan Lerman Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Distributor: Movie Punch / Pioneer Films

Resident Evil: Retribution
September 12
Casts: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez
Distributor: Columbia Pictures Philippines

September 5
Cast: Eddie Garcia
Distributor: Star Cinema

The Watch
September 5
Casts: Ben Stiller Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Philippines

Most Wanted
September 26 (Exclusively at SM Cinemas)
Cast: Mel Gibson
Distributor: Movie Punch / Pioneer Films

September 26
Casts: Min-Ki-Lee, Ye-Won-Kang
Distributor: Multivision Pictures Philippines

September 19
Casts: Andi Eigenman, JM De Guzman
Distributor: Regal Films

September 5 (Exclusively at Ayala Cinemas)
Casts: Leslie Mann, Casey Affleck
Distributor: Solar-UIP

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
September 5
Casts: Cj Adams, Jennifer Garner
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Ruby Sparks
September 19
Casts: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

September 19
Casts: Karl Urban, Jason Cope, Rachel Wood
Distributor: Movie Punch / Pioneer Films 

September 5
Casts: Coco Martin, Sid Lucero
Distributor: Star Cinema

September12 (Exclusively at Ayala Cinemas)
Casts: Abbie Cornish, Oscar Issac
Distributor: Multivision Pictures Philippines

Hotel Transylvania
September 28
Casts: Adam Sandler, Selina Gomez, Kevin James
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Seeking a Friend for the end of the World
September 19 (Exclusively at Ayala Cinemas)
Casts: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley
Distributor: Movie Punch / Pioneer Films

The Raid: Redemption
September 5 (Exclusively at SM Cinemas)
Casts: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim
Distributor: Multivision Pictures Philippines

The Mistress
September 15
Casts: John Llyod Cruz, Bea Alonzo
Distributor: Star Cinema

Premium Rush
September 5
Casts: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez
Distributor: Columbia Pictures 

Trouble with the Curve
September 26
Casts: Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams
Distributed By: Warner Brothers

Of All the Things
Casts: Aga Muhlach, Regine Velasquez
Distributor: Viva Films

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Achieving good nutrition with everyday Filipino meals

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energy, immunity, healthy eyes, healthy heart, healthy skin, and strong
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Achieving good nutrition
with everyday Filipino meals

OUR HEALTH depends on the nutrition and energy we get from the meals we eat. The question is: Are we really getting enough nutrients from the foods we consume every day?

If we want to perform at our peak level at work, in sports, in school, or even when having fun with relatives and friends, we need to make sure that we are getting complete nutrition on a daily basis.

However, our busy lifestyles often require us to eat what’s most conveniently available at the time. Many times, we don’t get to choose the most nutritious food possible. As a result, we have gaps in our daily nutrition intake.

According to Rommel Tinio, M.D., who specializes in occupational and nutritional medicine, most people nowadays are sorely lacking in vitamins and minerals. Dr. Tinio is a biochemist and a medical doctor. He operates his own clinic, Health Asia Medical Clinic in Makati, where he treats patients using nutrition therapies and coaching on how they can use the proper diet to maintain their health

 A lot of people today eat mostly carbohydrates and meat. They don’t realize that we need vitamins and minerals because these are what our bodies need to keep our cells and organs healthy, so they can function properly.

These vitamins and minerals are also what we need to protect ourselves from the effects of stress. Vitamins and minerals are ones that help repair our body when we get sick or injured,” said Dr. Tinio.  

To ensure that we are getting complete nutrition every day, Dr. Tinio says that we must eat a healthy diet supported by a daily dose of a multivitamin and mineral supplement.

GOOD HEALTH IS A CHOICE. We can choose foods rich in micronutrients—these
are usually fruits and vegetables. Even a sandwich can be a healthy snack
if it has vegetables in it. Take Centrum vitamins and minerals supplement
along with a healthy diet to make sure you get complete nutrition.

Eating for health

Many people are already familiar with the Filipino Food Pyramid. This is an illustrated guide meant to support Filipinos in choosing the right foods in the right proportions.

Essentially, the Filipino Food Pyramid recommends that we eat a lot of carbohydrates, more vegetables, less meat and minimal fats and oils. This is what is referred to as a “balanced” diet. Carbohydrates form the base of the pyramid, followed by tapering levels until reaching the tip, which are the fats and oils.

According to Dr. Tinio, the Filipino Food Pyramid is best applied to growing children, up to when they reach the age of 20.

Growing children need a lot of carbohydrates because their energy requirement is greater as they grow. This is why they need to eat more carbohydrate foods like rice,” he explained.

The energy that our bodies need is sourced from carbohydrate-rich foods, since carbohydrates act as fuel that our muscles burn for physical activity.

However, Dr. Tinio explained, from twenty years of age upwards, the energy requirements of adults get less and less. The older we get, the less carbohydrates one needs--because we are less active and have a lower energy requirement.

When we reach our 20s, most of us don’t need as much carbohydrates as we did when we were growing up. Especially for adults in their 30s, 40s, 50s and upwards, the carbohydrate portion of the diet needs to be less. If we still eat a lot of carbohydrates as adults, it could lead to obesity and other health problems.

The exception would be for adults who are athletic and energetic. If you live an active lifestyle, you would need more carbohydrates because you are burning more energy. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, you would need less carbohydrates,” he said.

INSTANT NOODLES are convenient snacks for our busy lifestyles--they are
affordable, easy to cook, and quickly satisfy our hunger. Instant noodles
provide energy; some brands are fortified with vitamins. However, it’s
better to add more fruits and vegetables in one’s diet to get more vitamins
and minerals. Taking vitamins and minerals supplement like Centrum helps us
fill our nutrition gaps daily.

More vegetables

Vitamins and minerals are used in bio-chemical reactions in the body that: 1) Ensure the proper function of our cells and organs; 2) Repair damaged cells; and 3) Boost immunity against disease and stress. Fruits rich in vitamin C and leafy green vegetables, particularly, are good sources of vitamins and minerals.

Unfortunately, Filipinos eat inadequate amounts of vegetables and fruits in their diet. Even those who have active lifestyles may not be in optimum health if they don’t eat enough vegetables and fruits. “Even if you are an athlete, if you only eat mostly carbohydrates and meat, you will not have enough nutrition,” said Dr. Tinio.

He said that a more proper guideline for healthy eating for adults is the “1-1-3” proportion of food groups.

This means that in every meal, you eat one part carbohydrates, one part protein and three parts vegetables. Also, we must take note that fruits are also considered carbohydrates. So if we are having fruits in our meal, we need to cut down on our rice.

And if a person is already overweight and going onto the obese side, it’s better if he or she cuts down on rice even more. For example, if one is used to having a cup of rice, it must be cut down to half a cup,” he said.

Another practical measure of how much vegetables to eat in a meal is an amount equivalent to the size of two fists. “So, you clench your fists and put them together. That’s how much vegetables you need to eat in a meal to get a proper amount of vitamins and minerals,” he said.

He clarified, however, that this ideal amount should be adjusted to a person’s appetite. “Some people have a greater appetite than others. So you can adjust the amount of vegetables, as long as you maintain the 1-1-3 ratio. Three parts vegetables, one part protein and one part carbohydrates.”

Dr. Tinio also recommends eating vegetables raw, as much as possible, as any kind of cooking destroys vitamins and minerals.

As for proteins and fat, Dr. Tinio says that as much as possible, it’s best to get protein from fish. “And when we eat meat, for example, usually, the fat is already there as well. So we don’t need to add more fat to our diets,” he said.

 FRENCH FRIES are delicious, quick fillers for a grumbling tummy. Don’t stop
there, though; add fruits and veggies so that you don’t only feel full: you
will be truly healthy as you take in vitamins and minerals. Add Centrum
vitamins and minerals supplement to help complete your nutrition every day.


 Realistically, however, it can be difficult to follow a healthy diet perfectly—for a variety of reasons. Some of us can be in such a rush that we lack time to plan our meals properly. Others give in to food preferences and cravings. As a result, we don’t get as many nutrients as we should.

Also, the quality of our food nowadays is far from ideal. Plus, our bodies encounter more stresses from the environment. This is why, along with a healthy diet, we still need to take supplements. Just remember what a supplement is for: it is not there to replace a healthy diet but to supply whatever may be lacking in our diet,” he said.

Dr. Tinio said that while there are many types of supplements, including herbs and probiotics, the most basic that we all need to take are multivitamins and minerals supplements and Omega-3.

Six benefits

Centrum is a complete multivitamin supplement with 30 essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs to function at optimum level. These combination of nutrients, work together to provide Filipinos six health benefits including energy, immunity, strong bones, and healthy eyes, skin and heart. 

Centrum is an ideal multivitamin supplement for adults below 50 years old, while Centrum Silver is specially formulated for those who are 50 years old and up, as nutrient levels were adjusted to support their nutritional requirements.

Eating a proper diet together with a daily dose of a complete multivitamin and mineral supplement like Centrum is essential for energy, body-resistance, good health and quality of life.  Take your multivitamin today.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Most Wanted (Get the Gringo): Movie Review

Most Wanted
By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First we would like to thank SM Cinema for the advance screening tickets last night of Most Wanted. It's another CinExclusive from SM Cinema and Movie Punch. 

Driver (Mel Gibson) was caught in the Mexican boarder when after he stole two million dollars from a wealthy crime boss. But the Mexican Federal police took all the cash and throw him in"El Pueblito" a prison where anything goes except from escaping which is operated by some Mexican crooks. Driver quickly adapts to his new environment but it becomes complicated when he met a young boy (Kevin Hernandez) which is planning to take revenge against the bigboss of "El Pueblito" named Javi. (Daniel Gimenez Cacho).

It's good to see Mel Gibson back in action films and do what he does best. It covers his last  two disappointing movies (The Beaver & Edge of Darkness). Most Wanted is one of those films who doesn't offer that much but manages to keep the story plain and interesting. It was made intelligently which keeps the story moving forward. The movie has it's strong points even it doesn't have a lot of action scenes.

The "El Pueblito" setting was awesome it looked pretty much an ugly place to live but they want to show that this place exists in real life. As for the casts aside from Mel Gibson we recognize The Kid (Kevin Hernandez) which also starred in The Sitter. Despite of his young age he worked well with Gibson and showed a nice chemistry. The other Mexican actors were pretty good and made their job well done.

Overall Most Wanted is a stylish movie which showed a lot of good humor, violence and drugs but keeps the audience thrilled from time to time. The ending was pretty satisfying and was done cleverly. We would like to welcome back Mel Gibson and it is a must watch for his fans to relieve his good old days.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars

Cast: Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez, Dean Norris

Directed By: Adrian Grunberg
Distributed By: Pioneer Films / Movie Punch
Opens on September 26 exclusively at SM Cinemas

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Disney on Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney on Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes

Araneta Center
invites you to the grandest spectacle on ice this Christmas
with Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes!

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail...

Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves
and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love.

 Under the Sea with Ariel

See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon
in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora.

Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin.

 Aladdin and Jasmin


Snow White

And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, and Tiana all come true.

High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating
and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!

There’s even a special appearance by Disney’s newest princess, Rapunzel.


 Goofy's Boat 

 Schedules of Shows 

See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes
from December 25 to January 3
at the Smart Araneta Coliseum!

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The Campaign: Movie Review

The Campaign
By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Two of the most brilliant comedian collides in one spectacular election. Never thought that elections can be that so much fun especially with two loud mouths debating to be the congressman of their district.

Long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) always runs unopposed every election. For the first time in his career he faces someone in the election in the name of Marty Huggins (Zach Galfianakis) which was a choice of  the rich Motch brothers who would back up all his expenses for their own personal gains. 

This film is pretty funny, the combination of this two guys provided solid humor that's really insane. Will Ferrell do what he does best, by using profanity dialogues that he delivers well without offending anyone. He comes up with a lot of trash talk words that made us burst in laughter. While Zach Galfianakis on the other hand manages to act an unlikely character which was terrific and became the scene stealer in the whole film. The chemistry between the two was great and the supporting cast was awesome too specially Jason Sudeikis. 

Overall The Campaign has it's strengths that really pulled through to became an amusing comedy film. The character of Brady and Huggins was memorable from all the debates and trash-talks. We have a lot of favorite scenes that we don't want to spill out so it's much better for you to watch it and see it for yourself. It's up for you to decide who will win in the ballots for fun and entertainment. For our verdict we give it a tie. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars

Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galfianakis, Jason Sudeikis

Directed By: Jay Roach
Distributed By: Warner Brothers Pictures Philippines
Opens on August 29, 2012


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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D: Movie Review

Katy Perry: Part of Me
By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First thank you to The Araneta Center for the tickets as we are able to attend the Philippine premiere of Katy Perry: Part of Me in 3d at Gateway Cineplex cinema 5. They got a dress-like a Katy Perry contest where the winners took home a special Katy Perry merchandise. Fans were also treated some refreshments including a huge ball of cotton candy. It's always a great experience to watch 3D in Gateway Cineplex.

Kamera Krazy Booth

Katy Perry: Part of Me is a 3D documentary of life of one of the hottest singers in the world on and off the stage.If you missed her concert last January this is a must for you to watch to get all the access into Katy Perry's life. You'll know how she started her career and become the first singer who have five #1 singles in the Billboard  Pop songs chart even defeating Madonna, The Beatles and Micheal Jackson. 

You also can enjoy the hits of Katy performing in the film with lively colors and exceptional outfits. Sing with her as the music plays in every beat. See the real Katy Perry herself in the ups and down of her life. You can know who Katy Perry really is on how she interacts with her fans to the backstage and to witness how very down to earth this person can be. The film would inspire a lot see as you can see the fans of all ages roar into her performance. Infecting all her fans with that Katy Perry enigma that inspires them to follow and reach for that dream she always knew she can have. 

Overall this is a must watch to all Katy Perry fans and it's not to late to become one. We admit that we love her songs and even love her more after watching this film. We feel a real Katy that even inside her blue hair and colorful outfits she is also got a goofy sweet charismatic life. We'll always love and believe in her weirdness.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Katy Perry

Directed By: Dan Cutfort and Jane Lipsitz
Distributed by: UIP through Solar Entertainment Corporation
Opens in 3d on August 29, 2012

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Coming Soon: Sinister

Coming Soon: Sinister
By: Lawatsera Lovers

From the producers of "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" comes another spine chilling movie that would creep you out for the rest of the night. Is in it scary if you decided to move your family in a house where in one whole family is brutally murdered? And then you find a box of footage from murders of other family. After years of absence Ethan Hawke returns in this movie teaming up with director Scott Derrickson.


Ellison (Ethan Hawke), is a true crime novelist who is struggling to find his next big story. When Ellison discovers the box of grisly home videos in his new home, he is at once repulsed and intrigued, initially thinking he may have stumbled upon a serial killer's collection. However, his investigation uncovers clues that the murderer may be a supernatural entity and that his own family might be its next victims.

Sinister will open this October 10 and will be officially distributed by Multivision Pictures Philippines. Watch the trailer below and prepare to be spooked out :)

Directed By:  Scott Derrickson
Distributed By: Viva International Pictures through Multivision Pictures Philippines
Opens on October 10 at your favorite cinemas

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Thomas Sabo charms Nico Rosberg and other world celebrities

Thomas Sabo charms Nico Rosberg
and other world celebrities

Formula One winner Nico Rosberg relies on innovative design and high-quality workmanship every time he’s on the racetrack: as a member of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, the design and workmanship of the car he drives are crucial to his victory and survival. That’s why for Nico, none other than Thomas Sabo suits his lifestyle off the track

Motorsports celebrity and Formula One champion Nico Rosberg lives a daring,
winning lifestyle whether on or off the racetrack. He prefers nothing less
than Thomas Sabo jewelry and accessories for every occasion.

Motorsports star and Formula One Champion Nico Rosberg has been spotted
wearing the Thomas Sabo sterling silver sword-and-dragon pendant:  two
symbols of power, energy, and determination that go well with a world-class
sportsman like him.

Thomas Sabo, the maker of distinctively designed jewelry pieces of high-quality workmanship, is the official jeweler of Nico and the rest of the Mercedes AMG Petronas motorsports team: both brands are a perfect fit when it comes to their brand philosophies, which are about excellent quality, innovation, and an international lifestyle.

Nico favors Thomas Sabo’s sterling silver collection with its eye-catching, masculine designs that include dragons, swords, wings, skulls, crosses, anchors, and others that are incorporated in its men’s line of pendants, earrings, rings, necklaces, and cufflinks. One Thomas Sabo piece that Nico has been spotted wearing is the combination sword-and-dragon pendant: two symbols of power, energy, and determination that go well with a world-class sportsman like him.

Nico Rosberg emerged as winner in April 2012 at the Formula One race held in Shanghai, China, together with his Mercedes teammate, seven-time world drivers’ champion Michael Schumacher. Nico raced all the way towards his first place victory with Michael coming in at second place.

Nico, who is the son of Finnish 1982 Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg, will continue to race for the Mercedes team; he is sure to make an even bigger name for himself in the world of motorsports. 

 Formula One champion Nico Rosberg prefers Thomas Sabo’s sterling silver
collection with its eye-catching, masculine designs—its finely crafted,
innovative creations for men include dragons, swords, wings, skulls,
crosses, anchors, and others that are used in its pendants, earrings,
rings, necklaces, and cufflinks.

 Nico Rosberg, son of Finnish 1982 Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg,
is surely making a name for himself in the world of professional car
racing. In April 2012 he won the Formula One race in Shanghai, China.  Nico
settles for nothing less than Thomas Sabo, with its innovative designs and
top-quality workmanship.

Other stars spotted with Thomas Sabo include hotel heiress Nicky Hilton, who sparkled during the VIPs-only grand opening of the Thomas Sabo store at the Venetian Resort Casino in Las Vegas. With her jewelry matching perfectly with her one shoulder-off dress, she exuded class all the way.

Thomas Sabo also fascinates royalty. Princess Eugenie of York, 18 years old and sixth in line for the British throne has been seen wearing the jeweler’s silver serpent pendant combined with a juicy red apple charm. Rumored to be shy, she obviously finds expression in eye-catching clothes and accessories that exude both elegance and wit.
Another international celebrity who proves to be a “snake charmer” is top American model Elettra Wiedemann, who simply oozes with star pedigree: she’s the daughter of Isabella Rossellini and granddaughter of Ingrid Bergman. From Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar, from Abercrombie and Fitch to Salvatore Ferragamo, to Lancome—her lovely face and drop-dead gorgeous looks have made these magazines and brands shine. 

 April 2012 Formula One Shanghai champ Nico Rosberg won for the Formula One
Mercedes Team. He takes this winning form and attitude off-track whenever
he wears Thomas Sabo jewelry and accessories.

 A light moment with motorsports athlete Nico Rosberg. He won in the April
2012 Formula One race held in Shanghai, China, together with his Mercedes
teammates. Thomas Sabo is the official jeweler for Rosberg and the rest of
the Formula One Mercedes Team.

Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton heiress Nicky Hilton wowed everyone during the
VIPs-only grand opening of the Thomas Sabo store at the Venetian Resort
Casino in Las Vegas. She exuded class with her Thomas Sabo pieces matching
her off-shoulder dress perfectly.

Elettra took glam to a whole new level when she presented the new range of snake-themed charms from the Thomas Sabo Sterling Silver Collection for Spring/Summer 2012 from the jeweler’s Classic Line.
It’s amazing how Thomas Sabo’s roster of celebrity wearers spans the full spectrum of fame: from world-class sportsmen like NicoRosberg to global pop stars like Katy Perry; to heiresses and royalty, as well as fashion icons. Try on some Thomas Sabo today and see and feel for yourself how celebrity and fashionable taste combine—don’t be surprised if you realize that, hey, Thomas Sabo fits you perfectly, too.
Find your own celebrity groove at Thomas Sabo Shops in Power Plant Mall, 2nd Level, Tel. No. (632) 896.9534; Shangri-La Mall, 3rd Level; and SM Mall of Asia, 2nd Level.
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