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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

things to look forward to this 2010

1.) Another slew of common New Year’s resolutions. The most common resolution is still losing weight or gaining weight followed by spending more time with the family

2.) the national elections and of course, a new president

3.) hot new movies like Sex and the City 2, Avatar: the last airbender, Sherlock holmes, Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows is scheduled to hit the screens on Nov 19, Tim Burton’s take of Alice In wonderland, The third installment in the twilight saga: ECLIPSE will be released on June 30

4.) whitney houston’s comeback

5.) More annoying applications and pillow fights on face book

6.) All new mobile phones which will all feature touch screens and a full qwerty keypad

7.) The 52nd grammy awards on January 31

8.) Mix FMs anniversary on the January 27 where we’ll be giving away hot prizes and we’ll also be counting down the top 105 songs of 2009

9.) the probabale end of the global financial recession

10) all new albums from everybody including:

American idol finalists: Katharine McPhee and Jason Castro

R&B divettes: Ke$ha, Monica, and Ciara

Natasha Bedingfield

Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl

Courtney Love, Maroon 5, Limp Bizkit, Blink 182, Linkin Park and rock gods the Red Hot Chili Peppers,

Barry Manilow’s versions of the greatest love songs of all time

Paradiso girls

Panic At The Disco

Seconhand Serenade

Kelly Clarkson



Divas: Jessica Simpson, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears,Mariah Carey’s all-remix version of her latest album memoirs of an Imperfect Angel to be released on Feb 2010

A Posthumous album from Tupac Shakur

And the comeback album of the ‘90s boy group Hanson


Another festive drink you may serve for new years eve is the mimosa

it is really simple

simply fill half a champagne flute with chilled champagne (or some other sparkling white wine)

and then fill it to the brim with chilled orange juice.

you may also garnish with an orange or a lemon

Brass Monkey

The brass monkey is a really festive drink with three simple ingredients. ina highball glass, filled with ice, pour in half an ounce of light rum and half ounce of vodka. fill to the brim with bottled orange juice. Garnish with a slice of fresh orange

Monday, December 28, 2009

Kurv Industries' Opening

Kurv Induistries just opened in bajada Davao City, rigfht ion fron the entrance to Camella North Point. The place is gorgeous and it really has an urban feel to it. If you are into a subculture more commonly represented by skaters and extreme sports enthusiasts, this is the shop for you

You'd also appreciate their sense of fashion if you have wanna give off a more rugged, urban vibe

these pictures were taken with my sony cybershot w290. thank you sony!

Unleahsed by Fish tank Productions

here are some pictures of one of the hottest parties before the year ended: Une;lashed, brought to us by Fish Tank Productions

these pictures were taken with my Sony Cybershot w290! thank you sony philippines!

Metro Lounge Halloween 2

more pics! All taken with a sony cybershot w290. thanks sony philippines!

Metro Lounge Halloween

here are some pics of the halloween party i hosted at the metro lounge

heres shrek
a nerdy kid

weird fallen angel zombies
dora (fromm kimmy dora) and me (dressed up as adam lambert

These spooky pictures were taken with a sony cybershot w290. thank you sony philippines!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Trivia

1.) Santa Claus has 8 original reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen

2.) One of the best-selling Christmas songs of all time, All I Want For Xmas Is You is actually not a cover song. Mariah Carey wrote it together with Walter Affaneseiff. It has been covered by Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Samantha Mumba, My Chemical Romance, Zebrahead, The Cheetah Girls, Olivia Olson for the Movie Love Actually, Play, Kate Alexa, and 17 other artists.

Making it one of the few modern inclusions in the long line of traditional Xmas carols.

3.) The song Jingle Bells wasn't originally made for Xmas. It was created as a theme for a children's thanksgiving show and its original title was One Horse Open Sleigh

4.) Germans were the first to make artificial Xmas trees. They used goose feathers that were dyed green.

5.) Joy to the World is the most popular Christmas Song.

6.) The Nutcracker is the most popular Christmas ballet

7.) If you receive all the gifts in the song 12 days of Xmas, you would end up with 364 gifts. One for each day of the year!

8.) The best selling Christmas song of all time is Bing Crosby's White Christmas

9.) The number one song last Xmas was Live your Life by Rihanna and TI

10.) This week's number one song is Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys and Jay Z

Germany made the first artificial Christmas trees. They were made of goose feathers and dyed green.

Friday, December 18, 2009

You Aksed, I Answere: Christmas Edition

You Asked, Partyphile Answered: Christmas Edition

You have been sending quite a few questions about the yuletide season and I feel like I owe it to you, my dear readers to answer some of them. I know this season can get quite hectic for partyphiles, and I hope my tips can help you cope.

Christmas is just around the corner and my friends and I are planning to throw a White Christmas party and we might be pulling some wet & wild action by making it a foam party after dinner. Any tips or suggestions on what to do or what to avoid?- Rolly Marcial, Student

Hey Rolly! Thanks fort sending in your query. I have never thrown a foam party yet but I hope that you remember to check the dance floor. You have to ensure that your dance floor is not slippery even when it’s filled with foam and water. Usually foam parties are held at grassy areas or areas that are cemented because these surfaces aren’t too slippery when they are wet. Another thing I would ask you to do is to ensure that all your guests are aware that they are attending a foam party. Otherwise, they may wear clothes or jewelry that may get destroyed or lost in all that foamy mess.

I would also suggest that you go all out with the ‘white’ theme. Rent a smoke machine for the foam-less part of your venue. It is also a good idea to rent bright white lights and lasers which should add to the festive mood of your party. If you are looking for a cool center piece for your yuletide bash, gather different types and sizes of White Christmas balls and put them in one big fish bowl. This looks festive and chic. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you may also hang some balls in corners of your venue, in cascading heights.

Also, remember to serve White food and drinks. Carbonara is a good idea, and so is a pizza with white sauce. You may also try serving steamed chicken with ginger sauce, or some angel cake with white frosting for dessert. If you plan on serving cocktails, Google some recipes for the White Russian, Anti Freeze, Lemon Drop, or Rainy Night. All these cocktails are white and are very festive! I hope you enjoy your White party! Send me an invite!

Hey Zhaun! I’m hosting a Christmas party really soon. Any suggestion on what cocktail drinks and food I can serve for my soiree? I want it to be Christmassy and festive without looking like a Noche Buena spread. – Kia Aquino, Partyphile

Hi Kia! I commend you for wanting to veer away from the traditional holiday spread, and having the guts to actually try something new. I know it is quite difficult to create a Holiday inspired menu, without making it look like a Noche Buena dinner, but a couple of clicks on the web, and a few ingenious ideas will do the trick.

Instead of serving some Keso de Bola with bread, create a Keso de Bola and Mushroom Bruschetta. This recipe is cheap and easy. Chop up some canned button mushrooms and sauté them in butter. You may add your favorite herbs like Basil or Oregano. Mix in some cubed pieces of Keso de Bola and spoon some over toasted baguettes or ‘french bread’.

Instead of serving pancit make some Shrimp Sotanghon Spring Rolls. Saute some sotanghon with onions, garlic, and minced shrimps. Season to your liking and wrap the mixture in lumpia wrappers. Fry them up and serve with your favorite lumpia dip.

Instead of serving some Hamon de Bola with Pineapple sauce, make some Ham-Pineapple skewers. Cube some Christmas ham and skewer them alternately with pineapple chunks. Grill the skewers until they get grill marks and the pineapples are caramelized.

You may also try serving some Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (instead of barbeque), Cherry-Chocolate balls, and Grilled Chicken Fingers with Coconut-Curry Sauce (instead of chicken curry).

Serve some Appletinis (they are green), red Margaritas, and Red and Green Jelly Shots. I have recipes on my blog ( but there are a lot of other recipes on the web.

I hope these simple tips work well for you. I’m sure these dishes would look festive on your buffet table, taste like things your guests would normally associate with Christmas, and are perfect for any Yuletide cocktail party. Do not worry about your budget, because all the recipes I recommended are pretty affordable.

So it's Christmas and I’m running out of party ideas! I want to throw a "Christmas party" but I want it to be unique, you know, not the typical (Santa Claus, exchanging gifts and ho-ho-hos kinda thing). You have any ideas? And oh! A venue too please --Julienne Avancena, student

There are a lot of party themes you can throw. You can have a DVD marathon and watch Christmas movies while munching on gourmet popcorn or make-it-yourself hotdog sandwiches. You may also try throwing a traditional Filipino Christmas party complete with puto bung bong, bibingka, other kakanin, and native hot chocolate. Another theme you would want to consider is a Summery Luau barbeque. It is quick, easy, and definitely not common around this season. You could also gather all your friends and throw a party in an orphanage or a home for the aged.

However, if you want to take advantage of the cool weather during the yuletide season, why not throw a snuggle party? A snuggle party is a soiree that aims to warm the tummy, heart, and spirit.

The ideal location for a snuggle party is your house. Ask your guests to come in their pajamas, or any attire they’re really comfortable in. Fill you room (or living area) with a lot of mattresses for your friends to sit or lay on. Make sure that your mattresses are filled with plush pillows and soft covers. Serve some hot soup, like Arroz Caldo, or some take on the traditional chicken soup. You might also want to try serving up hearty, but healthy, minestrone.

You could also serve some Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and Milk. If you want to give your guests a little buzz, spike their Hot Chocolate with some Bailey’s cream, and add some Kahlua to their coffee. You may also dress up your milk with some chocolate or strawberry syrup and serve them with wafer sticks. Remember to keep the lights down low, and play music that is relaxing. The yuletide season can be quite stressful; give your guests some time to relax and chill out.

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