Saturday, November 24, 2012

Want to meet Santa Claus?

Hey kids! Do you want to meet Santa Claus?

Visit Rustan's on these dates, and you can meet Santa! You can have your picture taken and even tell him all that you want for Christmas!

Mommies and daddies, check out the schedule and bring the little ones along! See you there!

Holiday Hymns at The Araneta Center

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again and The Araneta Center is inviting everyone to join the choral competition.

General Guidelines:
  • The competition is open to all choral groups whose members are least 14 years old. The chorale shall be composed of fifteen (15) to twenty five (25) members including the choir conductor and percussionist. The choir conductor and percussionist may be professional.
  • A member can only join one (1) participating group.
  • Each choir is required to sing 3 pieces.
  • All chosen songs will be sung in acapella.
  • The Official Application Form can be downloaded from the Araneta Center website ( or / The Araneta Center. It is also available in Ali Mall & Gateway Mall concierge.
  • To qualify, the choral group must submit their complete application to the concierge of Ali Mall, Gateway Mall or at the ACI Marketing Department (address: 9th flr. Marketing Dept Aurora Tower, Quezon City) from Nov 24 until Dec 21, 2012.
Please submit the application form with the following requirements:
▪   Complete list of songs to be performed at the contest.
List must be limited to three (3) songs (2 Christmas songs & 1 song of your choice). Originally composed songs are welcome.  No “electronic instrument or recording accompaniment” will be allowed.
▪    Official list of the members of the choral group, conductor and percussionist.
Member information as provided in the ff IDs: (passport; birth certificate, driver’ license, SSS or GSIS ID, postal ID, school or company ID)
  • Qualified choral group applicants will be notified through email, phone call & SMS to compete during actual competition dates in the
    following venues and schedules:
Schedule of Competition 

Date Time Mall
November 30, 2012 7:00 PM Quadrant C – Giant Christmas tree
December 1, 2012 6:00 PM Quadrant C – Giant Christmas tree
December 2, 2012 6:00 PM Quadrant C – Giant Christmas tree
December 7, 2012 7:00 PM Ali Mall
December 8, 2012 6:00 PM Ali Mall
December 9, 2012 6:00 PM Ali Mall
December 14, 2012 7:00 PM Farmers Plaza
December 15, 2012 6:00 PM Farmers Plaza
December 16, 2012 6:00 PM Farmers Plaza
December 21, 2012 7:00 PM Quadrant C – Giant Christmas tree
December 22, 2012 6:00 PM Quadrant C – Giant Christmas tree
December 23, 2012 6:00 PM Quadrant C – Giant Christmas tree
  • The order of performance will be determined by drawing of lots on the day of their performance.
  • Each choral group will be given a maximum of 12 minutes total performance time.
  • Song rendition or medley should not exceed five (5) minutes.
  • The group is responsible for bringing their own musical instruments.
  • Winning group is required to sing 3 songs after the announcement of winners
  • Costumes are highly encouraged to add up to the total performance; however, it must be decent and proper for the performance. 
The COMPETITION COMMITTEE deserves the right not to allow the performance of a group due to costume technicalities.

Criteria for Judging

Musical Rendition (Voice Quality, Blending & Balance, Choreography) ……………………   45 %
Presentation (Stage Presence, Synchronization and Movements) ………………………….    35 %
Costume & Props ……………………………………………………………………………  10 %
Audience Impact    ………………………………………………………………………         10 %
TOTAL ………………………………………………………..….……………………  ..    100 %
  • The jury will be composed of active members of the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA) and persons with extensive musical background.
  • In the event a Finalist fails to participate in the technical rehearsal for the Grand Finals, the next highest-ranked choral group shall assume the slot in the Final Competition.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
Tie – Breaker
  • In the event of a tie for any position, the tie will be broken by using the musical rendition scores received by the group. If the vocal scores do not break the tie, the presentation scores will be the next tie breaker. If this still does not break a tie, the panel of judges will be asked to make the decision.
  • All participating groups will each receive a Certificate of Participation.
Prizes & Special Awards:

All participating choir groups shall each receive a certificate of participation and freebies.

Cash Prize   Special Awards  
1st Prize P150,000.00 Best in Audience Impact  P3,000.00
2nd Prize P 80,000.00 Best in Costume (Grand finals) P5,000.00
3rd Prize P 40,000.00 Audience Impact (Grand finals) P5,000.00

MERRY MILLIONAIRE: P1 million in cash TAX-FREE up for grabs this Christmas!

Be a MERRY MILLIONAIRE this Christmas with The Araneta Center! Shop, dine, and watch a movie at The Araneta Center for a chance to win P1 million in cash TAX-FREE! Every P500 purchase lets you join! Promo period: November 16, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  1.  From November 16 to January 31, 2013, Araneta Center customers get a chance to WIN 1 MILLION PESOS IN CASH TAX-FREE
  2.  Customer gets a raffle coupon to join the promo upon registration of any of the following:
  1. Minimum single receipt purchase worth P500 from any Araneta Center establishment (Gateway Mall, Coliseum Circle Restaurants, Shopwise Arcade Restaurants, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, New Frontier Arcade, Telus Arcade, Super Center, Araneta Center Bus Station & Farmers Market) = 1 raffle coupon
  2. Three (3) Cineplex tickets purchased at Gateway or Ali Mall Cinemas =  1 raffle coupon
  3. Two (2) Purefoods TJ hotdog (on stick or bun) at Snaxx counters (Gateway Cinemas, Ali Mall Cinemas, Gateway Food Express) = 1 raffle coupon
  4. Minimum P200 worth of single food purchase with Coke product at Food Express, Ali Mall Food Gallery, Farmers Plaza Food Plaza and Farmers Market Dampa = 1 raffle coupon
Note:  Discounted cinema tickets issued to Senior Citizen and/or receipts, invoices from purchase of gift certificate, networking dealership purchases, payment of mobile phone bills, telephone bills, electric and other utility bills, credit card & the like are excluded.
  1.  Customer must fill out the raffle coupon with complete name, address, telephone number, and signature. Customer must drop the raffle stub/s at the drop box located at the promo booths listed below:
  1. Gateway Mall     - Concierge, Food Express
  2. Ali Mall               - Concierge
  3. Farmers Plaza    - Upper Ground Floor Near Tropical Hut
Note:  Redemption can be done in any of the three promo booths, regardless of where the purchases were made.
  1.  Deadline of dropping of entry stubs is on January 31, 2013, 9pm.
  2. Draw date shall be on February 5, 2013, 6pm at 9/F Marketing Dept., Aurora Tower, Araneta Center Quezon City in the presence of a DTI representative.
  3. Winners will be notified through registered mail and e-mail. Announcement of the winners will be made via the Araneta Center website (, the Araneta Center’s official Facebook Page, and mall posters.
  4. Prizes must be claimed at the 9/F Marketing Dept., Aurora Tower, Araneta Center, Quezon City from Mon-Fri 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Upon presentation of registered mail, raffle claim stub, and any valid ID with photocopy (e.g. driver’s license, passport, SSS, Postal ID, Voters ID, etc.)
  5. There will only be one (1) winner of the P1,000,000.00 cash tax-free.
  6. Redemption of prize is until 60 days from receipt of notification. Prize not claimed within 60 days upon receipt of notification will be forfeited in favor of Araneta Center with prior approval from DTI.
  7. All Araneta Center employees, sponsor, agency personnel, its sister companies, lessees and their relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the raffle promo.   

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Great PHITEN Sale

Phitenatics, get your Phiten Rukawa Bracelet X30 on 50% OFF. 

From P1, 995 it is now P997.50 in Phiten Kalayaan Shop. 

See you at The Great PHITEN Sale!

Promo period: Until November 30, 2012

Kamiseta's Super Sale

Promo Period and Participating Stores:

October 25 - November 4 ( Ayala Cebu)
October 30 - November 4 ( SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM North Edsa, SM Sta. Mesa and SM Megamall)
October 31 - November 4 ( NE Pacific Mall - Cabanatuan City)


Buy 1 Take 1 The Picture Company GCs

Starting your Christmas shopping today? Don't forget to drop by The Picture Company and avail of Buy 1 Take 1 GCs! Offer runs until January 2013.

Available in these branches:

Greenbelt 5
Bonifacio High Street

SM Mall of Asia
Power Plant Mall
The Podium Mall
Alabang Town Center
SM North EDSA (The Annex Building)
Ayala Center Cebu (The Terraces)

Christmas Traditions and Christmas Crafts

Fancy Momma will be holding a workshop on November 17 at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street called Christmas Traditions and Christmas Crafts.

Learn how to build memorable Christmas traditions you can pass on to generations in your family, the reason why we celebrate this season and delightful Christmas crafts you can do as a family. 

Contact Details: Quetti Vittoria Azurin
Phone: 332 7102
Mobile: 09173551895 

Limited slots only! Early Bird discount of 10% if you pay on or before November 6.