FitFlop gives a whole new meaning to walking

Regardless of age and ability, walking is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable ways to keep fab and in tip-top shape; and just recently, a means to find new and lasting friendships. FitFlop, the world’s leading and award-winning wellness footwear brand, has stepped up the fun in fitness with its recent Fun Walk event at the Seaside, SM Mall of Asia.

Friendship walk. The FitFlop fun walk served as the perfect chance for online fans to personally meet, greet and interact with co-members.

Participated in by FitFlop online fans from all over, the fun walk served as the perfect chance to get together, as they get to personally meet, greet and interact with co-members. Provided with exclusive FitFlop shirts, the grounds of Seaside Mall of Asia also served as virtual cat walk for the fans as they do their fitness regimen wearing their favorite FitFlop footwear, which range from the classic Walkstar to the latest Frou High Summer designs.

As it was deemed to be a significant affair for all avid FitFlop fanatics, the fun walk turned out as an exciting and exhilarating day out with lots of food, pictures, camaraderie and smiles all the way from the start, finish and half-way points of the trail.

Joining them in their early morning walk was the team at FitFlop Philippines lead by brand manager Melody Nubla.

According to Nubla, the fun walk is deemed a successful event not just because of the fans’ strong show of support for the brand, but more of how it connected and fostered friendship among fellow fans who share many common interests. “Our fan page, FitFlop Philippines went beyond being just a typical “fan page”. It has established friendship and good relationships among its members.” Ties that bind. Deemed as a significant affair for all avid FitFlop supporters, the fun walk turned out as an exciting day of camaraderie among fellow fans.

“For our part, we actively interact with our customers, keeping them up to date with all the latest happenings and promotions. Fans are free to share their insights, post pictures and interact with other fans,” she said .

Nubla added that with the positive response of the fans, FitFlop Philippines is considering organizing more activities in Manila and other key cities and provinces in the country.

“We are looking forward to welcome more fans. Simply visit our official Facebook page at”  she noted.

Famous for its superb toning advantage and muscle workout, FitFlop footwear is built with the revolutionary Microwobbleboard midsole – the technology of which provides maximum support and ease to fitness while walking. Just recently, FitFlop has been awarded the prestigious Drapers ‘Footwear Brand of the Year’ award for 2011, edging out behemoth runner-up brands: UGG Australia and Converse, as well as niche brands Fly London and Melissa

FitFlop is exclusively distributed by the Primer Group of Companies. For list of authorized dealers, visit its fan page at


Director Michael Bay handpicks TCL for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

Michael Bay, the director of the now top-grossing Hollywood film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, made the “intelligent” choice when he personally chose to team up with TCL as the film’s international promotion partner.   

Bay, together with Paramount Pictures, handpicked TCL as the international promotion partner for Transformers: Dark of the Moon because of its creative and highly impressive innovations in Intelligent 3D TV technology.

According to Michelle Mao, President of TCL North America, the US subsidiary of TCL Multimedia, Inc. the cooperation with Paramount and Michael was not accidental. Early in the filming, Bay, who for the first time worked in 3D and known to be strict in choosing the film partner, has conveyed the clear message to Paramount that the partner’s idea should be in accordance with Transformers 3 — technology vanguard and creative.

“They had talked with TCL for many times and then made this important decision. I think that TCL’s idea of continuous innovation and the technological products has touched Paramount and Bay, therefore TCL became the only television partner of choice for Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” she noted.

Via TCL’s revolutionary 3D TV home technology, Transformers: Dark of the Moon – which featured the use of 3D live action with computer-generated imagery – was previewed by fans worldwide in high-definition images and superb digital surround audio.

TCL Group Executive, Brand Management Center Liangqi Chun told in a separate interview that TCL’s partnership in Transformers: Dark of the Moon’s main purpose is to promote its Intelligent 3D TV. “Being relatively new, the 3D technology needs a new marketing concept which will emphasize the interactive experience. “We need more young people to have an extraordinary sensory experience that the brand appeal and Transformers 3 match the tone.”

As Asia’s pioneer maker of premium home entertainment solutions, earning the exclusive promotional partnership rights for the sci-fi adventure film is a huge opportunity for TCL to break into the international market, particularly in the US. This step is deemed to signal similar creative tie-ups that will expand TCL’s high-definition 3D home technology advantage to households all over the world.

“We are extremely excited about TCL’s partnership with Paramount. It will create great exposure for our brand around the globe, said Mao.

Top choice. TCL’s creative and highly impressive innovations in Intelligent 3D TV technology earned Director Michael Bay’s support as the international promotion partner for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

In this third installment, the battle for supremacy begins anew as a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day and threatens to bring a war so big that the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, will not be able to save humankind. Caught up in the midst of the perilous war between rival alien robot tribes is Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf), as he continuously finds himself in the middle of a life and death struggle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Carly Spencer (played by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) meanwhile, debuts as LeBeouf’s new love interest.

Apart from new characters, Transformers: Dark of the Moon welcomes a new bigscreen villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime Transformers character.  Also back are John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, while John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Patrick Dempsey also join in the cast.

The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott recently hailed Transformers: Dark of the Moon as “…among Mr. Bay’s best movies and by far the best 3D sequel ever…”

Rated PG-13 and released by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp., Transformers: Dark of the Moon is still shown in cinemas worldwide.   



7-eleven-candelaria.jpg In response to the growing demand for 24-hour foodstore outlets in the metro provinces, Philippine Seven Corporation recently opened its 2nd Quezon province store, in Candelaria. The store, owned and operated by Leo Boongaling (2nd from left) is the 8th 7-Eleven franchised branch this year and another testament to the unrelenting expansion efforts embarked by the company early in 2007. The Candelaria store joins the total 286 stores of 7-Eleven, 159 of which are company-owned and the rest franchised stores. PSC recently noted an increase in the number of franchise applicants seeking to open new stores in the provinces, a welcome development that runs parallel to the company’s aggressive stance towards expanding beyond Metro Manila. Also present at the opening were (L-R) 7-Eleven South District Manager, Lito Barcenas; Bb. Pilipinas World 2007, Margaret Wilson and Bb. Pilipinas 2007 1st Runner-up Liezel Verses. Aside from Quezon province, 7-Eleven is also looking for franchise applicants in other areas of Luzon. For inquiries, call (02) 726-9968, (0920)950-8651, email or visit

Mercury Drug and Hydrotrim join fight against Obesity.

hydro1.jpg The Mercury Drug chain of stores and Hydrotrim, the country’s first orange-flavored slimming beverage, recently banded together to spearhead the newest salvo in the fight against obesity and the health risks associated with being overweight. The program which came in the form of a free body fat clinic and seminar held at 20 of the drugstore’s major outlets aimed at educating hundreds of people on how to become more aware of their body fat and how to combat it safely and effectively. Participants were educated on different techniques on how to bring down and control their weight, including proper eating habits, awareness on ingredients in food products, exercise tips and the Hydrotrim daily regime. The program, which began simultaneously with the recent launch of the product, will continue to run in Metro Manila before moving to major drug outlets in neighboring provinces in the coming months. Hydrotrim is now available in all Mercury Drug outlets and other major drugstores in the metro. For more information about the program, call 02-894-1111 or email:



Tapa King (TK) dishes out an irresistible offer called Tapantastic Treats as part of its “Mighty at 20” anniversary celebration. From September 1 to October 15, TK fanatics can avail any 4 of their favorite tapa meals and get a Pepsi 1.5 liter plus a choice of luscious longganisa or crunchy lumpiang shanghai meal by just adding P55 – giving them as much as P82.50 in savings. Tapantastic Treats echoes TK’s 20 years of commitment in serving excellent tapa using only premium beef and the finest ingredients. This promo is available for delivery only and not valid for bulk orders worth P2,000 above. Please call 895 (TAPA)8272 / 633(TAPA)8272 for deliveries.

Hydrotrim Body Fat Reduction Program Benefits 500 Filipinas

A total of 500 filipinas of various ages recently discovered a new way of trimming down their weight and body fat levels through a body fat reduction trial spearheaded by Hydrotim, the newest slimming beverage to enter the country.

The program, which is the first-of-its-kind to be embarked by Hydrotrim in the country, involved 12-weeks of closely monitored tests wherein the women drank a glass of the product thirty minutes before every meal, every day. Sample products were provided for free for the duration of the trials. Continue reading

Spa-inspired groundbreaking for Antel Spa Residences

In a society that has rapidly embraced the concept of wellness; the newest project of Antel Land Holdings, Inc. recently made its timely presence felt in a groundbreaking ceremony that celebrated the coming of a spa-inspired lifestyle to be ushered in by the new Antel Spa Residences.


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