Call Me Maybe – Ms. USA Version

Just when you thought it’s over, here’s a version from the Ms. USA Pageant:

And a collection of the most popular local celebrity versions:

What do you think of these latest “Call Me Maybe” lip dub? Is the trend getting old or do you want more versions? Let us know!


American Idol David Cook is Coming Back to the Philippines

American Idol David Cook Live in Manila again! American Idol season 7 winner David Cook is coming back to the Philippines on July 14, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and July 15, 2012 in Cebu at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino.

If you’re an American Idol fan then you surely remember David Cook of season 7. He captivated the audience with his charming style and soaring vocals that ended up getting the title. Following his Idol success, David Cook released his first album, David Cook in 2008. The album received rave reviews, and after taking the crown on American Idol, album sales went very well to say the least. He’s the only artist from Idol who made a grand total of 11 new entries in one billboard chart week including the original song The Time Of My Life.

His self-titled post-Idol CD turned platinum with over 1.3 million copies sold in the US alone. With a total of 3 records and dozens of amazing covers, David Cook is ready to take the stage again and perform live. Don’t miss the chance to check him out in Manila and Cebu.

World Idol Jessica Sanchez to Join “Glee”

World Idol Jessica Sanchez to Join "Glee"The Hollywood reporter reports that American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will join the cast of Glee for a number of episodes. Sanchez will appear in the series’ upcoming 4th season. No other details about her character have been released by Fox.

Glee is taking its Thursday pairing with American Idol to a whole new level. The Fox musical dramedy is thisclose to adding Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez for a multiepisode arc in its upcoming fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Jessica Sanchez’s character are being kept under wraps but the singer would join the Ryan Murphy-Brad Falchuk series midway through Season 4 and join high-profile additions Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson, who have both signed on for multiple episodes.

This will be Sanchez’s first foray into acting after finishing second to Phillip Phillips in American Idol.

Let’s Go and Run for Manila Bay CleanUp Run 2012!

Manila Broadcasting Company and Star City partner mounts in this year’s edition of the Manila Bay Clean-Up Run, which will take place on July 15.

The event is open to all interested participants and will feature races in the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 15K divisions for both men and women. Trophies and cash prizes will be given to the top three winners in each race division. There will also be a special award for the biggest delegation or group that submits a minimum of twenty-five (25) paying entries.
A designated registration desk will be set up beginning May 28 at the lobby of Manila Broadcasting Company, Sotto Street , CCP Complex, Pasay City , and at Chris Sports outlets in Glorietta 3, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Bicutan, Festival Mall Alabang, SM North EDSA and Fitness and Athletics at BGC. Deadline for registration is on July 2.

Since 2009, MBC employees have voluntarily joined their counterparts from other establishments based along Roxas Boulevard for Land Bank’s Manila Bay Clean-Up Program, aiming to help implement a sustainable approach to cleaning and protecting marine and coastal resources. While these initiatives will not totally solve environmental sanitation problems in the country’s premier international gateway, reduction of rubbish will help minimize pollutants in Manila Bay, which will have an impact in the long run.

Manila Bay CleanUp Run 2012
July 15, 2012 @ 5AM
Star City, CCP Complex Pasay City
3K / 5K / 10K / 15K

Registration Fees:
3K – PHP 400.00
5K – PHP 500.00
10K – PHP 650.00
15K – PHP 750.00

– Certificates will be given to all 3k,5k, and 10k finishers.
– All 15k finishers will receive a medal.
– Loot bag items include two ride-all-you-can tickers to Star City and items from sponsors.

Registration Venues:
– Chris Sports – SM North EDSA
– Chris Sports – SM Manila
– Chris Sports – SM Megamall
– Chris Sports Glorietta 3
– Chris Sports – SM Bicutan
– Chris Sports – Festival Mall
– Fitness & Athletics – BGC
Manila Bay CleanUp Run 2012 – Singlet Design

Manila bay Clean-Up Run 2012 – Race Maps:

For more info visit their Facebook Page: MANILA BAY CLEAN-UP RUN 2012

It’s Time to Get Socialized at Manila Social Media Day 2012!

Be Part of Social Media Day at Manila 2012!Fellow bloggers, Facebook and Twitter addicts, and other social media fanatics, please come and celebrate with us at the Manila Social Media Day on June 30, 2012 in Tower One & Exchange Fountain Area, Ayala Triangle Garden. This will be a fun event to meet people we usually interact on social media.

On June 30, the Philippines joins the world, for the very first time, in marking Social Media Day, with a big event planned right at the heart of Makati City.

Filipino Twitterati, bloggers, advocates, practitioners from media, business, government are expected to grace that day’s celebration of creativity, community and conversation that has pushed individuals, companies and organizations, and the nation many steps forward and ahead of the rest of the world.

The event is being organized by the community of netizens behind TweetUp Manila and the first Twestival Manila, and whose work and passions have brought them together both online and offline.

There is much reason to celebrate social media in the Philippines: its creation of new careers and new opportunities, the awesome efforts to use new tools for helping during and after disasters such as Ondoy and Sendong, the new space for media, politics and expression, citizen journalism and cutting-edge, content-rich multimedia practice, and industry going digital to reach and affect more people whether thru marketing, PR or advertising.

So to those interested, register now and let’s get socialized.
Visit Social Media Day website for resources and more information:
Follow @TweetupMNL for more details

See you guys there! 🙂

[VIRAL] Ateneo Volleybelles ‘cover’ Call Me Maybe

Ateneo Volleybelles 'cover' Call Me MaybeMANILA, Philippines – If you think you’ve seen the last lip dub of Carly Rae Jepsen’s wildly popular new single, you’re wrong.

Add the Ateneo Women’s Volleyball Team to the growing list of groups that filmed themselves lip syncing to “Call Me Maybe.”

The team’s video, which was uploaded on June 10, has already been seen more than 48,000 times on the popular video-sharing and social networking site YouTube.

According to uploader “mariejuana,” the video was “mostly taken” right before Game 1 of the Shakey’s V-League Finals. Ateneo lost to the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses in the opening match of the Finals series, but later took the next two games to win their second straight crown.

The video features the back-to-back V-League champion team and head coach Roger Gorayeb goofing around in different places. Watch it here:

The Ateneo Volleybelles aren’t the first varsity team to “cover” the popular song. A month ago, the Harvard Baseball team did a widly popular version of the meme — to date the video has over 12 million views. Late last month, several local celebrities did their own video which has since been viewed one million times on YouTube.

What do you think of this latest “Call Me Maybe” lip dub? Is the trend getting old or do you want more versions? Let us know!


SM Supermalls Successfully Launched and Released Hundreds of iButterflies at SM Megamall

Yesterday, SM Megamall in partnership with SM Cyberzone successfully launched and released hundreds of iButterflies at The Mega Atrium for mall shoppers to catch. The event was attended by bloggers, celebrities and shoppers eager to get their hands or handsets on these virtual iButterflies.

You might be wondering, what is iButterfly and how does it work? Well, iButterfly is a fun and entertaining mobile information and couponing system that runs using three technologies: Augmented Reality for seeing butterflies in the real world. Motion Censor for catching butterflies using your phone. Global Positioning System (GPS) function for finding where the iButterflies are. It is definitely a unique way of enjoying promos from SM tenant partners such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Forever 21, David’s Salon, Kenny Rogers, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Smart, BDO and McDonald’s!

Catching an iButterfly is easy. First, download the application by connecting to the free SM WIFI or the SM_iButterfly SSIS at the participating malls you may also use your phone’s 3G connection. Using your gadget, simply download the App via Google Play and App Store’s, just search for the iButterfly Asia App. Once downloaded, open the App and start catching iButterflies. These turn into instant prizes. Simply claim your prize at participating mall stores.

An iButterfly catch-up event was held at the SM Megamall Mega Atrium on June 8, with special guests like Tim Yap, Tessa-Prieto Valdez, Jenni Epperson, and more. Guests enjoyed an ibutterfly tutorial from YouTube sensations Petra Mahalimuyak and Bogart the Explorer and had a fun SM ibutterfly experience.

My co-workers and I had the chance to catch these iButterflies ourselves yesterday and we had fun collecting them. I also learned that aside from carrying prizes, some of these iButterflies also contain interesting information about SM’s partner retailers. You can also share and exchange them with your friends too.

I think SM Supermalls scored another hit on this one. This is one marketing strategy that will definitely put us on the map as one of the technologically advanced countries able to utilize different technological innovations to bring services and entertainment to people in a fun and unique way.

With iButterflies virtually flying around, shoppers have another reason to flock to their favorite participating SM Supermalls to play catch and win prizes from SM Department stores and their partner retailers such as SM Cinema, SM Food Court, Global Pinoy, Quantum, Our Home, Baby Camp, Forever21, Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Krispy Kreme, Kenny Rogers, Yellow Cab Pizza, McDonald’s, Mister Donut, Starbucks, Parfois, Yves Rocher, David’s Salon, Timex, Smart Communications, and Fox’s.

What are you waiting for, head to the nearest participating SM Supermall (SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Southmall, SM Fairview, SM Baguio) and start catching ibutterflies.

Have fun catching iButterflies! 🙂