Hard Fought Battles Seen at Predator League 2019

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The most popular game in the country deserves the most powerful hardware too. Gaming tycoon brand Predator just recently held their Predator League 2019 DOTA II Tournament at the fastest cafe in Manila, Highgrounds in Scout Rallos in Quezon City. The goal is to hold the FINALS GAME and find out the best of the best players in the country.

The semi finals has been held in different areas and now Predator will get teams Alpha Gaming from Visayas, Neon ESports from Metro Manila, TaskUS Titans from Central Luzon and NCGC ESports team from Mindanao to fight in order to get DOTA Supremacy in the hopes to win the huge prize of Php 120,000.

Game settings will be a tournament 5 vs 5 single eliminations in a best of 3 match. They will also be doing Captain’s Mode and connected in the Singapore server location, same gameplay rules as with the tournament version, spectator mode is enabled, sides will be picked by a coin toss. The goal is to destroy the other team’s main building. Easy as that.

Neon ESports

TaskUs Titans

This is Predator’s way of reinforcing the brand presence in the gaming industry. The Predator League is a yearly event held by Acer and is the go to brand for laptops, desktops, monitor, projector that is made to level up the gamer experience with their state of the art products sold across the region, and around the world.

We will update this post as it happens, the finals game is still being done as we speak.

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KathNiel Signs with Shawarma Shack

Shawarma Shack and KathNiel with owners Walther Buenavista and Patty Collantes

Shawarma Shack, one of the country’s hippest brand of shawarma snack counters just made KathNiel fans happy again as their idols got signed with them this year.

For those who don’t know, they started with a small shawarma food cart in Divisoria night market who offered the only one with a buy one take one concept which was a hit amongst ordinary Filipinos who wanted quality and value for money products thought about by their President and CEO Walther Uzi Buenavista and their VP Patricia. Their version is Filipino Mediterranean and in just a few years, they now have over 300 stores nationwide who offer this particular concept forever!

They also offer three kinds of sauces, get the more spicy one (a personal favorite).

Ms. Patty says “Since we had Daniel and Kathryn with us, our franchisees have tripled this year and we plan to do even better this 2019 as we are planning major expansions nationwide. We owe this fast growth with KathNiel as our partners.”
Daniel adds “This is the most affordable one and we are so happy to endorse the only buy one take one shawarma brand that is for and by Filipinos.”

To note, their sales have doubled and their franchisees have tripled and the general manager says people have seen the potential in this business. They promise that they will not compromise their quality even though their business model needs the buy one take one concept continued and hopefully available all the time. Once you sign a contract they can set it up in two weeks or less than a month. Price wise they are going to be the choice of the ordinary pinoys. They assure you that they will be clean, safe, and good.

Right now, they have diversified their products and offer Shawarma Wraps, Shawarma Rice, Kebab, Chicken Tikka and Keema. This won’t make the Filipinos tired about their products and they hope people would continue to line up their stores around the country.

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Macoy Mendoza and Kiel Alo for "It Takes Two To Tango"

Friday, December 14, 2018

We headed to Teatrino Promenade and watched the concert of Macoy Mendoza and Kiel Alo, two young men who holds a lot of promise, who wants to share their gift to everyone. Honestly, I only heard about them today and yes, I am also hearing them sing for the first time. I was not expecting much, so I sat at the back and looked forward to hear from these two talented boys.

Macoy Mendoza and Kiel Alo went up on stage and got their  feet wet. Macoy says "I would like to thank everyone who made this possible, I know there were tons of hindrances and we had to be here despite the weather and huge traffic. I am thankful to have a venue to showcase our talent. We are also here to have fun, I hope we get to enjoy this evening of music."

Macoy is much of a fan of slow, melancholic music. Albeit kidding around in between songs, he kills those OPM soundtracks for lunch and snacks. Not flawless, but it takes a hint of raspiness, not common to people of his age. 

In the second segment, Kiel Alo went a little sentimental in front of his Mom whom he refers to as his first FOREVER. I must say, he's a good crooner and he showed this with his covers of classics. He says "I have performed here quite a number of times, even slept and took showers in this place (he kids) but for me, the real measure of a beauty of a song is all in its lyrics."

In the show they were joined by the Teleserye songs queen Faith Cuneta, she showed us a thing or two about how it's done via song covers of Natalie Cole and a duet with Macoy later on in the show. 

They were also supported by the one and only sentimental Jukebox Queen Imelda Papin who dished out several of her hit songs like "Isang Linggong Pagibig" (One Week Romance). She isn't even having a hard time hitting the notes. So beautiful. She says "I am just happy to be here to be one of the guest performers of Macoy, and Kiel, we all have to help new generation of singers so they can more stories, through immortalized songs." She also sang an unrehearsed number, which we all loved! She will have a concert on February 24 at the Araneta Coliseum to mark her 45th year in the business. She also teamed up with the queen, to sing Sometimes When We Touch, unbelievable.

Kiel also sang in between as he vows never to love again. 

Orville the PGT diva also performed 3 of her hit skits, made us laugh towards the end of the concert.

They ended the concert with a promise to never feel and grow old.

Now this might be just a start, but as I said they do hold a lot of promise especially Kiel. Macoy was much of a poster boy, matinee idol type, with range that may or not change with puberty... so I guess they're both going to have bright futures ahead of them. You're going places, and you've got people especially your family behind you. That alone marks success, you both are working hard. It may take some time, but in a few years you'll find your own star, your own time to shine!

Congratulations on the concert! :)

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Jericho Rosales, Jessy Mendiola for “The Girl in the Orange Dress” this MMFF 2018

This is definitely one of the films people look forward to watch because why not, it’s the only one discussing romance this December and ultimately combining two fine actors that have never been paired up, discussing a matter that anyone can relate to; when you fall in love with someone you think is not at your level, but forgot that they too are human just like you.

Here is our interview with the Jesse and Jericho during the shoot of the film:

Jessy Mendiola says “The craziest celebrity thing I did? I chose my heart over my career, but I didn’t regret any part of it. About the hungover story, I remember getting hung over after promising to pay for my friends birthday party. I checked my wallet the day after and the receipt was there. When I called her it was as if she paid for it, that was crazy. You need to watch this because it’s Christmas, it is fun, it is about giving and sharing, you will fall in love with us. If you see what Quantum produces every year, they have got so much promise because all their romantic films have done well. It just makes you feel good, please watch this as it focuses on love.”

Ria Atayde says “I am a huge Jericho Rosales fan and Echo is just amazing. You will also fall in love with the movie in the few hours it will be shown. ”

Jericho Rosales says “Every profession has good and bad things, the steady career, the perks, free stuff, attention, people think they know you, some actors abuse their popularity. Things happen, bash us, make a perception, it’s just a dog eat dog kind of industry and we work long hours without benefiting from the government. I have always pointed out that I didn’t want to be a celebrity, I just want to be an actor. I need to even watch this because Lino is depressing, I need something kilig, something that would get me over friendship issues. You should watch it because it will make you feel normal, smiling, because it really feels good. You need positive chemicals before you plan to watch the other things because this just gives good vibes. We didn’t put so much weight on the dress, it was just stolen, but when you see her from afar, you can identify her like a scandal on his head. Actually, this is about friendship. About running away from limelight, I did want that a few times in the past, but I don’t like the days when I get compared to anyone, affecting my family and my son and this kinda gives you a glimpse of that. It’s like a rock and roll world. It is not the dress, but the girl in the orange dress. I must say my fans, they are not much and they give me advice, they are the thinking, accepting kind of fans.”

Go watch The Girl in the Orange Dress this December 25 and see how you can enjoy someone else’s adventurous relationship, romance and love story. Talk to the person beside you in the cinema but not to be scary, who knows, you might fall in love there too.

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