1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,it is not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra is headed back to the Philippines this summer,
the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today. Spoelstra will be in
Manila from August 2 to 5 for the NBA Trophy Tour presented by Gatorade.
Erik Spoelstra led the Miami Heat to the 2012 NBA Championship and became the
first ever Head Coach of Asian descent or heritage to win an NBA Championship. He
returns to the Philippines next month for the third time with the NBA and its
Following a press conference on
August 2, the NBA Trophy Tour presented by Gatorade will take place at SM North
Edsa on Saturday August 4 (The Block Atrium, 2 – 3pm), SM Megamall on Sunday
August 5 (Event Center, 2:30 – 3:30pm) followed by SM Mall of Asia (MOA) on the
same day (Music Hall, 4:30 – 5:30pm). Fans will be able to get up close to the
Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy and see Coach Spoelstra as he makes an
appearance and chats with fans. During
his visit, Spoelstra will also conduct an NBA 3X Clinic for teen boys and girls
at the Jose Rizal University on August 2 in preparation for NBA 3X that will
take place at the SM MOA from August 17 – 19.
As part of his trip to Manila,
Spoelstra will host an interactive viewing party at the SM MOA Center Stage,
where the NBA will air an NBA Finals game and fans will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime
viewing experience. The NBA Finals game will be shown on the large movie screen
while Spoelstra provides his personal commentary, insights, and inside
information about the game. Fans will
also get a chance to interact with Spoelstra and ask
questions during the viewing party. To determine which game will be aired, fans
can log onto the NBA Philippines Facebook page at www.facebook.com/philsnba and vote
for either Game 3 or 4 of the NBA Finals. Voting will run from July 27 – August
2. Voters are encouraged to share the poll with their Facebook friends and 20
lucky voters who do so will win a pair of tickets each to the interactive
NBA Trophy Tour featuring Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra is presented by Gatorade,
the official sports drink of the NBA. Official partners include SM Supermalls, SM Cinemas and SM MOA. Media partners are Basketball
TV, NBA Premium TV and Studio 23. Hotel partner is Marriott Manila.
In Marvin Agustin’s two-day hosting stint at Wil Time Bigtime, the actor-entrepreneur-restaurateur proved to be a contestant’s lucky charm.
For two days straight, Marvin seems to bring luck to the contestants. Aling Virginia won the Baliktaran segment during Marvin’s first day, but the biggest winner was Mavic who took home the Mega Jackpot (P1Million, brand new car and a house and lot) during his second day.
"Pinaginipan daw niya at idinasal na color blue ang piliin niya. Pumunta pa siya sa simbahan and God gave her the sign the "will" at color blue ang piliin,” shares Marvin.“Truly, she got her prayers answered.”
Marvin remains thankful to Willie Revillame for choosing him to host the show for three consecutive days.
Tonight is his last night to host the show as Willie is set to return tomorrow night on the show.
"Sobra akong nag-enjoy sa pay-ho-host ng Witime Bigtime,” concludes Marvin. “Nakakapagpasaya ka na, nakakatulong ka pa. Salamat Kuya Wil."
Here's another contest for you guys to win some GC from SM North Edsa brought to you by "Great Northern Sale."
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6. Winner announcement will be on July 16.
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Nothing can be more unnerving than for an
old friend or a relative to say, “You look so haggard; you’d better do
something about your nasolabial fold (or whatever other folds might have
latched on to your face).”
Dr. Mary Jane Torres
Sure, the motive for blurting out that
statement is well meaning, but since it was uttered within earshot of at least
three other people... ouch! But then again, rather than wallow in hurt and
frustration, or worse, anger at who dared say that straight to your face or anger
directed at yourself, it’s best to take the matter constructively, after all,
the statement is a wakeup call that should drive you to take an action: that that would work and work fast. After
all, you don’t have the time nor the patience to try out solutions with no
visible results in a short span of time. Thus you’d need to go for the
state-of-the-art aesthetic solution that will bring back your eroded self-confidence
and youthful beauty all over again.
The best solution is threadlift. No, it isn’t a machine, though admittedly it
sounds like it is. But it is a procedure: a medical procedure which is hinged
on the latest medical breakthroughs in the aesthetics arena. As this writer endeavoured
to configure the principles behind this procedure, she saw through the logical
foundation of it being anchored on borrowed rudiments in the field of
engineering. Terms like scaffolding absolutely border on the engineering turf
and rightly so because of the proven and tested soundness of the same. For the
skin is much like the walls of an edifice which is only as good as the
structure that supports it. It must be in engineering parlance that you must
have first encountered terms such as scaffolding which is part of what
threadlift for a young-looking, beautiful face is all about. It is described as
a powerlifting method. Sounds engineering, too?
Whether your pressing concerns are your
nasolabial lines and/or any of these—worry lines, glabellar lines, perlorbital
lines, or chin lines or crease—the ultimate solution is the same: threadlifting
or power cell lifting.
Yes, threadlifiting is all about power cell
lifting. Sounds Greek? What is power cell lifting?
According to an authority on anti-ageing and
aesthetic solutions to the concerns tackled above, Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres of
the Zen Institute, this is a new lifting technique which injects multiple
threads for strong lifting effect and for enhancing cell engraftment to the treatment
The thread itself is both safe and effective
and, considering that what is used is not a single thread but multiple threads,
the effect is much better. In fact, the strong
lifting effect by multiple threads—its differentiated lifting effect—is much stronger
than single thread products, yielding a high satisfaction as a lifting treatment even
without cell therapy.”
Now what’s all the multiple threads lifting
all about? The Zen Institute president patiently explained: “It has a scaffold
effect for stem cells and PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma; actually, the multiple
threads serve as scaffolding for cell therapy by injecting stem cells and/or
She notes the advantages: “There is a high possibility of cell viability
and engraftment as the multiple threads perform a role as scaffolds, with
strong lifting effects.”
Scaffolding? Lifting? Injecting? Ouch!!? Ouch?
Dr.MJ , ever the patient doctor to explain to a curious mind proceeding from
almost tabularasa on the matter, said, “Surprisingly, there is no pain and the
procedure is classified as only minimal invasive;
there is no fear of surgery here, and even the needle that we use is so tiny,
it’s a gauge 26 needle (38mm, 50mm) with Luer-lok tip and the thread used is Polydioxanone
(PDO) material, KFDA 4th grade, safe enough even for use in cardiac
similar solutions were designed without considering cell therapy, but
what we have had gone through maximized
improvements, so the procedure yields both effective lifting and cell
regeneration and there’s been reported high satisfaction due to immediate
positive effects on patients wherever it’s been used in other countries,” Dr. MJ
We’re lucky this is now in the Philippines,
and we at Zen can rightfully claim to have the confidence to do the procedure competently
and safely,” she added.
“Even if at some time, skin ageing
tremendously progresses, creating creases wrinkles as the elastin and collagen
tissue of the skin’s epidermis
are destroyed, the damage done can still be reversed through this power cell
lifting solution with cell regeneration,
elastin and collagen tissue becoming densely composed . With these, the skin
is kept healthy or made healthy again.”
After the good doctor’s explanation, this
writer gets to understand and gets convinced that this no-ouch solution is
tons, tons more palatable than being told again straight in the face about the
nasolabial thing, After all, she assured that each session takes less than an
hour. Hmmm…one hour is manageable, especially considering that the effects are
quick. It’s best to inquire more at the Zen Institute, especially for the
logistics part. What the heck, it’s worth it! The one at Sct. Rallos is walking
distance to Tomas Morato—pretty convenient for this writer rather that the Zen
Bonifacio Global Stop, unless… there’s something to also see this time at the
Global City. Zen Sofitel is the farthest
but that’s one beautiful place!
inquiries and consultations, visit The Zen Institute (A Medical Spa) at Scout
Rallos branch, Quezon City (441-1712 or 412-2528), Bonifacio Global City
branch, (856-2027 to 28) and Hotel Sofitel (Philippine Plaza branch), 832-6957.
Visit its website at www.thezeninstitute.com.