Friday, August 31, 2012

The Derek's Anna Banana Love Story Saga Continues

You must have seen this video that went viral few months ago of a boy named "Derek" expressing his crush to a classmate named "Anna" on the PLDT DSL commercial.  If not here is the the video.

I can relate to Derek's situation. I had a crush too when I was in first year high school (circa 1976) but was too "torpe" or timid to express my affection to her personally.  So I wrote her a letter and included the typed (using typewritter) lyrics on a perfumed stationery paper of my love song to her "You're in My Heart" by Rod Stewart.  Those days, personal computers where still not in fashion, let alone the Internet, so it was my high tech (that time) version of Derek's rap love video message.

I love also this video of how Derek's mom supported him to get hits for his videos.

Back to the love story again. Now, finally,  the sequels to these videos are out.  The story continues.

The first one, is Anna's video reply to Derek's video message:

It was heart-breaking to watch that video reply from Anna. It reminded me of the rejection that I also got with my first crush. The rejection from your crush really hurts. I felt sorry for Derek.

The other video is the following:

I love the emotions of this video of the family's concern about the heart-break Derek will be experiencing when he sees the video reply.

Fortunately, it will not be a sad ending.  At the end of the video, there was a new "Anna" that came into the scene who made another video reply to Derek's.

Here is how you can help Derek.

For the young girls ages 12-16, you could be Derek’s next "Anna" by going to All you have to do is submit a video entry on why you should be Derek’s new Anna! If you win, you will be part of the next PLDT myDSL commercial and also take home a Samsung Ultrabook.

PLDT is also setting-up on-ground uploading stations at these venues and dates.

Date Venue
September 1 & 2
(Saturday & Sunday)
Robinson Manila - Robinsons Place Manila,
Level 1 fronting Jollibee Adriatico Wing
September 8 & 9
(Saturday & Sunday)
SM Megamall - UGF BLdg B.
Space 2 & 3 fronting French Baker

Also, don't miss out on the opportunity to meet and have a photo with Derek, and the rest of the Lorenzo family on those dates from 4 to 7pm!

To see some of the video replies/entries that have been uploaded and submitted, visit:

Good luck to you Derek!  Hope you will find your new "Anna"!  I found mine and her name is Thess.

Note: This blog post is my entry to the contest:
PLDT myDSL and Nuffnang bring you “Resident Evil: Retribution”


The Big Sale at SM Southmall from Aug 31 - Sep 2

If you are staying in the South of the Metro, SM Southmall is have a sale from Aug. 31 - Sep. 2.
Avail of discounts up to 70% on selected items.

Here are some of the stores participating in the sale:

While you are there at the Mall, join their on-line raffle promo as well.

Shopping also entitles you to a raffle draw to get a chance to win a Eee PC X101H.


1. Every P500 single or accumulated purchase, within the promo period, from SM Department Store, SM Supermarket/Hypermarket or from any participating mall establishment entitles shopper to one (1) raffle coupon.

SM Foodcourt
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every P150 single purchase receipt.

SM Cinema
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every single purchase of four (4) cinema tickets.

Amusement Centers
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every P150 worth of tokens.
2. Shoppers may also avail of additional raffle coupons through the Global Pinoy Card:
Global Pinoy members may present their Global Pinoy cards, along with a minimum P500 worth of single or accumulated purchases from mall establishments, to avail three (3) additional coupons.

3. To claim the raffle coupons, customer must present proof of purchase at the designated redemption center/s in the mall any time during mall hours within the 3-day sale promo period. 

4.  Customer will have to fill-in his/her complete name, address, contact number and affix signature on the raffle stub, and drop the raffle entries at the designated drop boxes inside the mall where purchase was made.

5.  Prizes at stake:
3  winners of Asus Eee PC X101H Netbook

6. Please see mall details above for deadline of submission of entries and raffle draw dates. Draw will be witnessed by a DTI representative. Winners will be notified by registered mail. The list of winners will be posted in the designated areas in the mall.

If you are not from the South, there are other SM Malls that are also on sale.  Avail of the sale at your nearest SM Mall!

I will be heading to SM City Manila since that is the one closest to my place. Enjoy shopping!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

One FC: Pride Of A Nation Official Weigh-In Results

I was at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this August 30, 12 - 1 pm to witness the ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) Official Weigh-In.  It was open to the public and was attended by the media and fellow bloggers.

The event started with the 2 round girls coming out for photo ops and the public were invited to have a photo ops with them as well.

Kim, the lovely and sexy One FC Round Girl

Video of the Round Girls

After the commotion of the photo ops with the beautiful and sexy round girls, the players were called one by one to weigh in and then faced-off with opponent and then posed to the crowd.

All the fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION which takes place August 31 evening at SMART ARANETA Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The entire card, which is headlined by DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes and CFC Australia Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli, will be available live on Pay-Per-View.

Gustavo Falciroli (61.5 kg) VS Bibiano Fernandes (61.5 kg)

Felipe Enomoto (70.6 kg) VS Eduard Folayang (70.8 kg)
Tim Sylvia (120.5 kg) VS Andrei Arlovski (111.8 kg)
Jens Pulver (66.2 kg) VS Eric Kelly (66.1 kg)
Tony Bonello (100.7 kg) VS Rolles Gracie (111.5 kg)
Jung Hwan Cha (77.4 kg) VS Igor Gracie (77.4 kg)
Soo Chul Kim (61.6 kg) VS Kevin Belingon (61.4 kg)
Nicholas Mann (80.3 kg) VS Gregor Gracie (80.1 kg)
Phil Baroni (77.6 kg) VS Rodrigo Ribeiro (77.6 kg)
Shannon Wiratchai (66.3 kg) VS Mitch Chilson (66.3 kg)
Andrew Benibe (66.2 kg) VS Honorio Banario (66 kg)

Here are some of the photos of the event:

Filipino MMA Fighters: Andrew Benibe (66.2 kg) VS Honorio Banario (66 kg)

Shannon Wiratchai (66.3 kg) VS Mitch Chilson (66.3 kg)

Welterweight Phil Baroni (77.6 kg) VS Rodrigo Ribeiro (77.6 kg)

Nicholas Mann (80.3 kg) VS Gregor Gracie (80.1 kg)

Jung Hwan Cha (77.4 kg) VS Igor Gracie (77.4 kg)

Soo Chul Kim (61.6 kg) VS Kevin Belingon (61.4 kg)

Tony Bonello (100.7 kg) VS Rolles Gracie (111.5 kg)

Eric Kelly (66.1 kg)

Jens Pulver (66.2 kg) VS Eric Kelly (66.1 kg)

Tim Sylvia (120.5 kg)
Andrei Arlovski showing his I love Philippines T-Shirt

Andrei Arlovski (111.8 kg)

Tim Sylvia (120.5 kg) VS Andrei Arlovski (111.8 kg)

Felipe Enomoto (70.6 kg)

Eduard Folayang (70.8 kg)

Felipe Enomoto (70.6 kg) VS Eduard Folayang (70.8 kg)

Gustavo Falciroli (61.5 kg)

Bibiano Fernandes (61.5 kg)

Face off: Gustavo Falciroli (61.5 kg) VS Bibiano Fernandes (61.5 kg)

Gustavo Falciroli (61.5 kg) VS Bibiano Fernandes (61.5 kg)

Gustavo Falciroli (61.5 kg) VS Bibiano Fernandes (61.5 kg)
Yours truly with ONE FC's CEO Victor Cui
(Photo credits to fellow blogger Mac Vasquez)
Me Weighing-In too!

MMA fans from around the world can witness the action of ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION online via live streaming at The undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge. The main card fights will be available for purchase on Pay-Per-View at just US$9.99.

Tickets for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION are on sale now through TicketNet at or at all TicketNet outlets located at the SM department store customer service area and at the SMART ARANETA Coliseum ticket booth. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 911 5555.

Tickets are priced at Php 4,770 for VIP experience seating that includes exclusive Red Carpet entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge, followed by Php 2,120, Php 1,060, Php 690, Php 530 and Php 215 respectively. All applicable service charges apply.

For more updates, log on to

About ONE Fighting Championship™
Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ ( is Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with ESPN STAR Sports, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 28 countries in Asia.

Related Posts:

Filipino MMA Fighters Brought Pride to the Nation at One FC's Fight

ONE FC: Wiratchai & Chilson Bout Declared A No Contest 
ONE Fighting Championship: Pride Of A Nation Press Conference 

Photo credits:  Photos provided by One FC except for the ones with WazUpPhilippines watermark.  Other photos and video by Teddy Bear Photography

SM City Manila 3 Day Sale with Up to 70% Discounts

End of the month and salary time again.  Time to shop until you drop!  Head to SM City Manila for their 3 Day Sale from August 31st, September 1st up to 2nd.  Great choices of discounted items up to 70% off.

And for SM Advantage Card holders, try to make it on the first day Friday, Aug. 31 between 9am up to 12 noon to avail of the additional 10% discount on top of the discounted prices.  That is more savings!

Aside from the discounts, you get raffle tickets as well and have a chance to win 1 of the 3ASUS Eee PC X101H.

August 31:      9 am - 10 pm
September 1: 10 am - 10 pm
September 2: 10 am -   9 pm

Here are some of the participating stores in addition to SM Department Store:


Team Manila
  • Hairless
  • Expressions
  • Tubby
  • Precious Pages
  • Nature’s Way
  • Unisilver
  • Kata (Cyberzone)
  • Jericho

After shopping, have a treat at these food outlets:

Blackbeard's Seafood Island


Buko Max


Hainanese Delights

Kenny Rogers Roasters

Kung Fu Kitchen

Mang Binatog

Mr. Kimbob

Tokyo Grill
  • Spam Jam
  • Cassava Crème
  • Buko Loco
  • Jocco Taco
  • Fix n Berries
  • Juice Avenue
  • Fruitas Ice Candy          
Happy week-end and enjoy the shopping!

Related Links:

Bonding Time with Mom at the SM City Manila 3 Day Sale
Kickass Chinese Food at Kung Fu Kitchen at SM City Manila