There is ONLY ONE Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci is arguably the greatest genius of all time. He was an inventor, scientist, artist, musician and architect who was consummate in his passion and his achievements. He is a most powerful example of what the human mind is capable of – vision, imagination, precision, artistry, and the combination of all these- expressed to the fullest in such elegance and poignancy.

Da Vinci’s original works are too fragile to be moved from the museums where they are permanently housed. But there is ONLY ONE Leonardo Da Vinci travelling exhibition available in the world that offers the most comprehensive look, analysis and interaction with Da Vinci’s works. Created with the assistance of Leonardo da Vinci experts in Italy and France, Da Vinci – The Genius celebrates one of the most revered and dynamic minds of all time. The interactive experience will immerse guests in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art. The exhibition features 13 compelling themed areas of da Vinci’s work, offering visitors an unmatched look inside the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man who laid the groundwork for some of modern society’s most impactful inventions, such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, parachute and bicycle.

The Mind Museum will present Da Vinci – The Genius, the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created, for a limited engagement, in keeping with its commitment to offer first-rate travelling exhibitions to its guests. Experience his depth and splendour at The Mind Museum opening September 1st, 2013.

The Mind Museum’s aim is to give our guests an extraordinary experience that inspires them to understand nature. Visitors to Da Vinci – The Genius are invited to embrace the history, theory and objective behind each of da Vinci’s designs and artworks through engaging and entertaining technologies. Many exhibits are interactive and could be pushed, pulled and touched for better understanding. Other highlights include reproductions of “Virgin of the Rocks”, and “The Annunciation”, the controversial new Leonardo discovery “Bella Principessa”, amazing anatomical sketches, the preparatory drawings of the “Anghiari Battle,” and video presentations of “The Last Supper,” the “Vitruvian Man,” and the “Sforza Horse” sculpture that offer never before seen perspectives on these famous works. Guests also will enjoy a glimpse into da Vinci’s mysterious alphabet and writing techniques as they browse touch-screen versions of his actual codices.

Da Vinci – The Genius has over 200 pieces of his works from paintings, war machines, flying machines, and his notebooks to leave you breathless & inspired at what one human being can do with the power of his mind. The exhibition was developed by Grande Exhibitions Australia, under the kind auspices of the Commune di Roma, Commune di Firenze and Citta Di Venezia.

Come and witness Da Vinci – The Genius at The Mind Museum. It is the world’s most comprehensive travelling exhibition on Leonardo, and the ONE and ONLY Da Vinci exhibition to see in Manila this year.

Creators of “Da Vinci – The Genius” Traveling Exhibition • Created jointly by Grande Exhibitions Australia under the kind auspices of the Commune di Roma, Commune di Firenze and Citta Di Venezia, who worked with da Vinci experts from Italy and France.

• Grande Exhibitions funded the research and development of Italian Artisans, and worked closely with museum curators and historians to flesh out Leonardo’s inventions and other unique areas in the exhibition such as science based studies of his famous Renaissance Art, Leonardo’s Life and Times, and education guides for guests, making it the first and only comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci that is true to international quality standards.

“Da Vinci – The Genius” Traveling Exhibition Now in Manila •

Come and experience this premier exhibition starting September 1 – November 30, 2013 at The Mind Museum, Special Exhibition Hall

• Ticket Purchases: (via www.tickets.themindmuseum.org or museum ticket booth)

Da Vinci only: Php 250 (Adult); Php 200 (Children/Students)

3-hour Museum + Da Vinci: Php 800 (Adult);

Php 600 (Children/Private school students)

Php 300 (Public school students and teachers)

All-Day Museum + Da Vinci Php 950

About The Mind Museum

• The Mind Museum is the Philippine’s first world-class science museum and its vision is to be the country’s center for the public understanding of science.

• Committed to bring to the country traveling science exhibitions which belong to a class of their own, The Mind Museum also aims to give Filipinos the opportunity to experience how different countries also make science come alive in every aspect of people’s lives. • A project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., The Mind Museum is a non-profit educational facility. All ticket purchases and donations go to the maintenance and improvement of the Museum and its exhibits, plus help subsidize the entrance fees of public school students and teachers.

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Enjoy Philippines launches 2013 Mid-Year Book – its biggest ever!

Enjoy, Philippines – the largest provider of discounts and coupons in the Philippines – scored another coup as it launched its Mid Year Edition 2013 with 30 new premium partners, more gifts, more discounts and VIP privileges at the Rue Bourbon on July 18.

Now over 300 prime establishments from Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro are accessible to card holders. And all can be availed of by using the card or the Enjoy VIP ph app that have made it ever easier for Enjoy Philippines members to enjoy leisure moments, enjoy the best products and services and save money at the same time.

The Mid Year edition takes the discount and privilege card to a whole new level as this edition is loaded with over 15 Buy 1-Get 1 offers, and an additional PhP 50,000 worth of gifts, discounts and VIP privileges that can be activated on smartphones via an app update.

The highly popular loyalty and privilege cardstill comes in a slick kit that contains a card and a colorful coupon book that opens the door to enjoyable shopping, fine and fun dining, bars, health and beauty shops, language schools, photography studios, adventure trips, hotels and resorts, walking tours, and car parts and services – all at prestigious establishments.

Members have the option to use just the card, transact with the coupons or use the Enjoy Philippines app. The Enjoy Philippines app can be downloaded via the iOS appstore or Android appstore.

Besides buying the Enjoy Philippines car and coupon kit directly, there are other ways to become an Enjoy Philippines member now. One can purchase a Globe Tattoo Lifestyle Stick or subscribe to Globe Tattoo Postpaid Plan to receive a special edition Globe Tattoo-Enjoy card with 10 Buy 1-Get 1 coupons to select premiere partner merchants.

One can also purchase a Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2 or Mega from authorized Samsung distributors or Philippine telco partners, download Enjoy VIP PH from Google Play or Samsung apps and register as a new user.

Enjoy Philippines members have found that the total savings they get from purchasing an Enjoy Philippines kit amounts to around PhP 300,000. Members are informed of updates and new partners from time to time.

Enjoy Philippines cards cost only PhP1995 and the privileges last for a year. Members get discounts from the over 300 partners nationwide.time.

For more information, go to enjoythebest.com.ph. Or call (02) 750-9258 and (0917) 82ENJOY.

Harden, Gordon impressed with young basketball talents at NBA 3X Philippines 2013 presented by Sprite

James Harden and Eric Gordon got a taste of Filipino streetball at its finest yesterday (July 28) at the Finals of NBA3X Philippines 2013 presented by Sprite at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Tent.

The ultimate competitions of the three-day three-on-three basketball tournament – which drew 60,000 fans over three days at the double venue — was moved to the PICC from the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall Sunday afternoon on account of the rain.

Little boys not quite five feet who were members of the RP Team Thirteen Under and wowed the NBA stars as they heaved shots from two-point country in the U13 division. The very young players of the RP Team were only good for a runner up finish, but their ease with the basketball impressed the NBA talents and the avid basketball crowd.

High 5’s for Eric Gordon

From the tipoff last Friday until Sunday, NBA players James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans graced the events and interacted with Pinoy basketball fans together with the Indiana Pacemates and Grizz, the mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies. Harden and Gordon signed giveaways and threw them to the crowd, getting squeals of delight from the basketball-loving Pinoys.

Games featuring media and entertainment celebrities kicked off the Sunday event at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, with SM MOA fans liking the basketball grit and savvy of stars they only see on TV. Team Alcaraz, made up of GMA players Marco Alcaraz, Ervic Vijandre, Jose Sarasola and Jack Corpuz ruled the Celebrity division.

The Women’s Under-16 division meanwhile was won by Team CAYS composed of Alexis Aguirre, Leezah Sorallo, Mae Ann Herradura and Jeivie Nama. The National University Lady Bulldogs quartet of Nica Villegas, Jack Danielle Animam, Ana Del Rosario and Kimberly Illut won the U18 division over the JASMS Patriots who failed to show up for the match. The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws — Mary Angeli Cabochan, Allana May Lim, Marilourd Borja and Karen Columna — prevailed over Team Mickey, made up mostly of former UP Lady Maroons, in the Girls’ Open, 8-4.

The most exciting game in the Boys’ division was the U-13 Finals game won by Escuela de Sophia-1 composed of Saymond Male, Andrei Cariato, Nelle Suminig and Christopher Perio. Their match against RP Thirteen Under went into overtime, as the littlest RP Thirteen Under player connected on a long distance 2-pointer, sending James Harden to his feet due to the excitement.

James Harden gets up on his feet over the unbelievable shot in the U13 division finals between RP 13 Under and Escuela de Sophia-1.

In the Under-16 division, the triumvirate of former Jr. NBA standout Jan Gabriel Sobrevega, Peter John Rabor and Astrolave Vista of University of Saint La Salle Bacolod dominated the Conquerors, 18-13.

AMA JRS dominated CKSC Blazing Dragons in convincing fashion, 20-7. to take home the Under-18 division crown. The champion team is composed of Clark Quijano, Jayson David, Russel Fuentes and Michael Perez. Besides their prizes for winning the division, the group earned a slot in the Adidas D-Rose Tour series of events on September 15-16 including the D-Rose Tour 3-on-3  Grand Finals. The players will be given Adidas apparel and D-Rose footwear as part of their participation in the D-Rose Tour 3-on-3 Grand Finals.

The Men’s Open division finals meanwhile was played between amateur basketball players who were former teammates during their college days. The underdogs EGS Elite pulled a stunner on the favored Blackwater Elite, 21-18. EGS, composed of former NCAA players Rocky Acidre, Mark Doligon and Acidre’s younger brother Rutger, overcame Blackwater, the recently crowned champions of the 2013 PBA Developmental League Foundation Cup (D League) composed of Gio Ciriacruz, Robby Celiz, Bacon Austria and Louie Vigil.

NBA 3X 2013 Philippines presented by Sprite was also highlighted by an NBA Cares Activity for Special Olympic Athletes. Eric Gordon, Jr. NBA Head Coach Sefu Bernard and the Indiana Pacemates treated the kids to fun basketball games and drills. Jr. NBA All Stars Alumni dropped by and got the chance to meet Harden and Gordon up close and personal.

James Harden, The Pacemates, Grizz and NBA Country Manager to the Philippines, Carlo SIngson give perfect scores to a dunk contest participant.

Fan activities at the event like the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest; the Sprite Basketball Clinic; the KFC Bucket 3-point Shootout; the Phoenix Fast Feet Challenge and NBA Half Time enabled fans to join in the fun as well. The PBA’s Tower of Power and only Rookie-MVP Benjie Paras and becoming-just-as-illustrious son Kobe Paras dropped by and caused a happy commotion.

The Beard loves Pinoy fans.

A lucky division champion will win tickets to the 2013 NBA Global Games on October 10, featuring the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers in a preseason match at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The identity of the winning division champions will be announced later.

SM Family Entertainment Center presents Da Vinci’s Workshop

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most prolific inventors in history. His scientific and mathematical approach to art produced amazing three-dimensional artworks that later became basis for modern science. Because of his boundless curiosity, uncanny powers of observation and innovative thinking, he conceptualized machines that were considered advanced during his time.

A veritable polymath, the expertise and interest of this Italian Renaissance genius spanned a wide range of subject areas. Apart from painting, he was well-versed in the fields of music, architecture, engineering, math, anatomy, cartography, botany and geology. He was likewise an adroit writer, sculptor and inventor.

“Leonardo Da Vinci was popularized by Dan Brown in his best-selling novel Da Vinci by featuring his famous artworks like Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and Madonna on the Rocks. But he is actually much more than the artistic genius behind the prominent paintings in the Louvre Museum,” shared Arturo Carballo, Jr., senior operations manager for SM Family Entertainment Center.

“Da Vinci is a prodigy. He was multi-faceted person. He was extremely skilled and talented in both sciences and the arts.”

Indeed, Da Vinci’s amazing mind was considered as the epitome of Renaissance ideals – a man of numerous talents, a veritable virtuoso.

SM Family Entertainment Center Inc. (FECI), in partnership with Aurea International Exhibits of Argentina, bestows the Philippines a rare opportunity to experience firsthand the incredible works of Leonardo Da Vinci with its first ever Da Vinci’s Workshop.

This world-class exhibit features 64 moving and dynamic inventions, as well as notable paintings, of this Italian Renaissance man. It is touted as a fun and exciting way to explore the curious mind of Da Vinci without the stuffiness of traditional classroom learning! Each display features interactive components that visitors can tinker with and peruse up close such as Da Vinci’s helicopter prototype that makes an actual turn or a tank with real moving wheels.
The Da Vinci’s Workshop is incomparable with other Da Vinci fairs because it is more interactive and dynamic. “The concept and caliber of the exhibit is world-class. It is absolutely at par – if not the best among – renowned international expositions,” Carballo adds.
Now Filipinos of all ages can experience this first-rate, educational adventure. “It has always been SM FECI’s advocacy to bring to Manila quality, top-drawer global edutainment programs that are affordable for the Filipino family. We want this to be enjoyed by as many families and kids. After all, they are the very reason we invest in bringing international travelling exhibits to SM Mall of Asia” explained Carballo.

Children, teens and adults will definitely enjoy this extraordinary journey into the world of Leonardo Da Vinci. This limited engagement will happen from July 2013 up to January 2014 only. Venue is at The Exhibit Hall, 2nd Level South Side Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia.
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It’s More Fun with Philip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan

For years, Philip Abadicio has always been associated with the success of the products and brands he launched for his clients. As a PR practitioner, he established RPA & Communicate where he mastered the ropes of the lifestyle industry. Thus, it gave him the chance to hobnob with some of the country’s known celebrities in society, showbiz, business, politics and media. It also brought out the friendliest and most intuitive side of his personality as captured on-cam in his latest quest as lifestyle TV host.

Now on its second season, It’s More Fun with Philip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan! will air its initial telecast on July 28, 2013, Sunday, 9:30 pm, on TV5’s news channel, Aksyon TV (with a replay every Tuesday, 9:30 pm and Saturday, 5 pm). With his renewed contract with the network, Philip has been given an assurance of his status as the only TV show and host that paves the way for lifestyle to be more interesting and within reach of all Filipinos.

“It’s a lifestyle show that makes the audience experience the delicious food we eat, the wonderful places we visit, the latest gadgets we try, the latest fashion, the beauty fixes, and the spa treatments we enjoyed. It’s a show that gives the audience the chance to win these experiences and thus, share with them all the lifestyle aspects we featured in the show,” relates the fast-rising TV host.

As a lifestyle host, Philip believes that there are a lot of things to be discovered by Filipinos from all walks of life. “A good lifestyle,” he says, “must not only be enjoyed by people who can afford, but must also be made relevant to all our kapatid here and abroad.” It’s an eye-opener on how life can be lived in style and with loads of fun. “We hope to provide a lifestyle show where we all learn and be more conscious of the beautiful, inspiring and delicious things around us. It’s a show that I’m hoping will educate, entertain and inspire all of us,” he explains.

 

It’s More Fun with Philip: Ang Lifestyle Show ng Bayan! is visually appealing, culturally enriching, and gastronomically appetizing with the different segments in every episode such as Bentang Bago, a showcase of the hippest trends, newest dining options, chill spots, fitness forays, and other fab finds in the metro. It is more interactive as the host gives the viewers a chance to sample the featured items by simply tweeting, sharing their comments on social media or texting.

Napasubo Ka! Is a segment where people from different walks of life would personally try the featured products or services, while Ang Hamon poses a daring challenge to Philip, may it be doing odd jobs or finishing a specific task.

Segments like Galaw-galaw and Kuwentuhang Kumot are more intimate, where a spill-all interview with the guest co-host is done under the blanket with the slogan: Iba ang kwentuhan sa loob ng kumot.