Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Globe launches AppZone website

Globe launched a new site that offers subscribers a collection of software downloads for their mobile phones or PCs called the AppZone. AppZone will be home to mobile and digital technologies that can help subscribers maximize their mobile experience with Globe.

AppZone will provide Globe users with a wide variety of software that fall into these categories: Business/Finance; Utilities; Education and Reference; Enhancements; Personal Productivity; Multimedia/Graphics; Medical; Enterprise; Travel; Entertainment; and Internet.

AppZone will also be a venue for Globe’s community of developers in Globe Labs to market their applications to subscribers. The developer community benefits from this as they gain valuable insight and suggestions from actual users that they can use to further develop and improve their applications.

The portfolio of software and applications in AppZone is designed to complement the existing value-added services that Globe is offering. It will also enhance the mobile and broadband experience of Globe subscribers.

Subscribers can find a number of useful applications in the market. AppZone can be accessed at appzone.globe.com.ph or through myGlobe.com.ph.

Red Mobile Philippines

red mobile is the newest prepaid network in the country today, and is powered by the nation-widest 3G network. We are committed to delivering the best rates through our lowest per minute call rates and affordable text/mms rates.

Why pay more for unlimited that only frustrates you with spotty signals, dropped calls and choppy conversations? red mobile’s P0.50 per minute offer (even if it is just the amount left on the subscriber’s account), ensures an undisrupted, clear and good-to-the-last-drop calls.

Powered by a countrywide 3G network, red mobile is available nationwide. 3G allows us to give you clearer calls, better signals, and even better value for money service.

Extended Mall Hours in December 2008

Shop more during extended mall hours.

December 1-18, 2008

10AM - 10PM, Sundays to Thursdays
10AM - 11PM, Fridays to Saturdays

December 19-23, 2008

10AM - 12 Midnight

December 24, 2008

10AM - 9PM

December 25, 2008 and January 1, 2009
12NN - 9PM

December 31, 2008
10AM - 6PM

January 2, 2009 onwards
Regular Mall Hours:
10AM - 9PM, Sundays to Thursdays
10AM - 10PM, Fridays to Saturdays

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Charice to sing at Obama inaugural

According to Funfare's US-based "roving" DPA, there's a possibility that Charice might perform at the inauguration ball of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 20 next year. It's not confirmed yet. The DPA said that "every artist is volunteering to perform at the event." Charice is being handled by Oprah who is close to the Obamas, having campaigned for Barack. Oprah is said to be pushing for Charice to be included in the "magic list."

"Knowing Oprah's clout and Charice's impressive record so far," added the DPA, "it won't be a surprise if she does make it to the Obama inaugural."

2008 has been a fruitful year for Charice who, as we all know, was discovered through the YouTube last year by somebody connected with Ellen DeGeneres. Before long, Charice was guesting on the show of Oprah Winfrey who was so impressed that she eventually became Charice's handler. Then, Charice caught the attention of David Foster who invited her top perform at a concert he put up in the East Coast and included her in an album featuring big names.

After performing with Celine Dion in New York's Madison Square Garden, Charice then graced Macy's Thanksgiving Day last Nov. 27 with teen stars Miley Cyrus and David Archuleta (this year's runner-up in American Idol Season 7).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Watch TWILIGHT at Glorietta 4 & Greenbelt 3 cinemas & WIN exciting prizes!

Watch TWILIGHT at the Ayala Malls Cinemas and get a chance to win exciting prizes.

- Complete TWILIGHT Saga Book Collection
- Overnight accommodation at the Matabungkay Beach Resort & Hotel
- Dermclinic Gift Certificates
- Pizza Hut Gift Items
- Levi’s Gift Items
and many more!

when you watch twilight at Glorietta 4 & Greenbelt 3 cinemas on November 26 to 30, 2008.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas in Greenbelt

Christmas Broadway Opera Concerts
Greenbelt 3 Park. 7pm
December 6-7. 13-14, 20-21 & 27- 28, 2008

Christmas Jazz with Working Stiff and City High Breed
Greenbelt 3 Park. 7pm
December 5, 2008

Sounds of Christmas
Greenbelt 3 Lobby. 6pm
December 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19, 2008
The Gallery.
Greenbelt 5, 6pm
December 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21, 2008

Christmas Gift Box Promotion
Get A Free Medium Of Large Gift Box Fora Minimum Purchase Of P2,000 At Any Greenbelt Establishment.
December 1 To 31. 2008

Designer Fresh Christmas Tree Display
The Gallery. Greenbelt 5
December 10 To 27. 2008

Christmas in Greenbelt

Gift box promotion
1. Gift box redemption starts December 1 to 31, 2008, during mall hours.
2. Shoppers may redeem either a medium or large gift box for every P2,000 worth of single or accumulated (food or non-food) receipt from any greenbelt establishment.
3. Promo personnel will validate and stamp the purchase receipt with a "claimed" stamp then affix her signature.
4. Promo personnel will give the corresponding number of boxes upon presentation of validated receipt.
5. A maximum of 3 Christmas medium or large gift boxes will.
Be given to shoppers presenting single or accumulated receipt amounting to P6,001 and over.
8. Gift boxes may be redeemed at the concierge located at greenbelt 3.
9. Promo period is from December 1 to 31, 2008. Any receipt dated before or after this date shall not be honored.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Apple Online Store, Philippines

Now you can buy Mac, iPod, and third-party gear directly from Apple at the new Apple Online Store, Philippines. You'll find new features, a sinplified way to shop, and all the advice you need.

Grand Opening Celebration
Commemorate our grand opening with a free limited-edition Apple T-shirt. Simply purchase a new Mac or iPod by November 24, 2008, and we’ll send you this exclusive shirt for free.*
Hurry - T-shirt supplies are limited.

Student and teacher discounts.
If you’re an eligible student, faculty, or staff member, you can get discounts on Apple products.

Free shipping.
Free shipping on orders over ₱ 3,000.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Michael Johns to perform live in Manila at the Ayala Malls

American Idol top finalist Michael Johns to perform live in Manila at the Ayala Malls. Ayala Malls will bring another American Idol finalist in the Philippines.

Activity Center
November 18, 2008

Activity Center
November 19, 2008

Alabang Town Center
Activity Center
November 20, 2008

Greenbelt 3, Park
November 21, 2008

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Go Diego Go! The Iguana Sing Along

Diego's First Live Performance in Asia.

Activity Center
November 7-9

Alabang Town Center
Activity Center
November 21-23

Market! Market!
Activity Center
November 28-30

Activity Center
November 13
November 15-16

Meet & Greet at the Pavilion Mall on November 25 & 26, 4:00 P.M., Activity Center
Meet & Greet Dora
Glorietta November 11 & 12, 5:00 P.M. at Kids & Teen Zone
Alabang Town Center November 19 & 20, 1:00 P.M. & 4:00 P.M. at Kids Zone
Market! Market! November 28, 2:00 P.M. at 3rd Floor, entrance to Home Market

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rihanna and Chris Brown In A Back To Back Concert Live in Taguig

Bonifacio Global City Open Field - Nov. 16, 2008

What do you get when you mix 2 award winning artists, 13 number one singles, the wildest audience in the world, the largest telecommunication company and the coolest network on TV?

You get the hottest ticket in town!
Globe and MTV Philippines bring you Rihanna and Chris Brown Live in Taguig!

You don’t want to miss this one night event where two of the world’s biggest musicians collaborate to bring you the most explosive back-to-back concert of the year! Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss out on your opportunity to stand up and get loud for Rihanna and Chris Brown Live in Taguig at the Bonifacio Global City Open Field on November 16!

Music Management International and All Youth Channels, Inc. (MTV Philippines) bagged the most coveted concert of the year: Rihanna and Chris Brown in a Back to Back Concert Live in Manila on November 16, 2008. The one-night-only concert is another event under the MTV Philippines Live Concert Series.

Rihanna, a Multi-platinum MTV VMA, Grammy and American Music Award Winning Artist, earned the coveted title of international superstar at the young age of 19. In just three years, Rihanna has helped define the path of popular music, accrued multiple #1 hits, two MTV Video Music Awards and three Billboard Awards under her belt. In addition to her mind blowing success, Rihanna created a charity organization for improverished children and has signed on to endorse a wide variety of multi-billion dollar companies.

Her path was paved when she met Evan Rogers in 2003; a New York music producer who was by chance vacationing at Barbados. He offered her to go to New York to record some music demos that was shown to Def Jam CEO, Jay Z, soon afterwards. Def Jam promptly signed her and they quickly put together some singles. Her debut single, "Pon de Replay", was initially aired in August 2005. The Carribean-rhythmed disco single immediately soared to the 2nd spot of Billboard Hot 100 chart, even before the album, Music of the Sun, was ever released. Her other popular songs include "SOS" and "Unfaithful".

Rihanna`s third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), continued her success and, more notably, signaled a change of direction. A sexier and sultrier Rihanna came up with a first-rate dance-pop album. Moreover, it was solid, stacked with several chart-topping singles with boasting collaborations with Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, and StarGate. By this point it was clear that Rihanna had become one of the biggest singles artists of the mid-2000s.

The MTV VMA, Billboard and Teen Choice Award Winning Artist rose to fame in mid 2005 with his Billboard Ht 100 number-one, Scott Storch-produced debut single "Run It!" He became the first male solo artist to release a single that went straight to the top of the Billboard singles chart. Only 16 at the time, Brown came from a small town in Virginia called Tappahannock and, like a lot of kids born since the early `80s, was initially into his parents` favorites but eventually fell under the spell of hip-hop. Around the time he reached puberty, he discovered his singing voice. Within a couple years, he had a recording contract with Jive and was lined up with several production and songwriting heavyweights for his eponymous first album, an immediate Top Ten hit released in November of 2005. Exclusive, featuring the number one pop single "Kiss Kiss," followed in 2007. The album scored brown three Billboard Awards in 2006, one of them being the most prestigious, Artist of the Year. The album also received nomination for a Grammy, in the Best Contemporary R&B Album category.

Brown has begun production for his sophomore release. Six of which Brown co-wrote. Other than his singing career, Brown has branched into some acting. He made short appearances on UPN`s One on One and The-N`s The Brandon T. Jackson Show on its pilot episode. In addition, Brown landed a small role as a band geek in the fourth season of FOX`s The O.C. in January 2007. Originally scheduled to guest in eight episodes, it was cut to only three, so that Brown could work on his second studio album. Brown made his big screen debut in Stomp The Yard (originally titled Steppin`) alongside Ne-Yo, Meagan Good and Columbus Short in January 2007. According to TRL, Brown began filming for his second film, and first true leading role. All in all, Chris Brown proves that real talent, persistence and charisma making it big in the music industry.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

{Plus/Minus} +/- in TriNoma on November 7, 2008

Indie lovers rejoice!

New York-based indie electronic rock band, +/- {Plus/Minus} is slated to perform at the TriNoma Park on November 7 as part of their Philippine tour. This doubles as a homecoming for two of the band members who are of Filipino descent—James Baluyut and Patrick Ramos.

+/- {Plus/Minus} is a New York-based indie electronic rock band composed of James Baluyut and Patrick Ramos on vocals and guitars, and Chris Deaner on drums. The band plays songs with dynamic layers of dense guitar sounds and polyrhythmic percussive beats, infused with light poetic lyrics. Over the years, +/- {Plus/Minus} has had a strong and growing following, mainly in the indie pop and indie rock scene.

The band has released several albums and EPs in the US, Japan, and Taiwan. In 2002, they released "Self-Titled Long Playing Debut Album" under Teenbeat Records (www.teenbeatrecords.com), followed by "You Are Here" in 2003, and the EP "Holding Patterns". They also released the EP "As Seen on Television" under & Records (www.andrecords.jp), a Japan-based distributor catering to many Japanese and international independent acts.

After joining Absolutely Kosher Records (www.absolutelykosher.com), they released the epic "Let's Build A Fire", followed by several music videos for the songs in the album. Their video for the song "Steal The Blueprints", directed by Chris Deaner, won best video in the 7th Annual San Diego Asian American Film Festival.

In 2007, Teenbeat Records released the +/- Self-Titled Debut Digital Video Disc, containing 12 of their videos by various directors. The band is set to release their fourth album, "Xs On Your Eyes", on 21 October of this year.

+/- {Plus/Minus} has done tours in the US, Japan, Taiwan, and Germany. Their first Manila tour is now all set, and will also be an excellent opportunity for the band to interact with their Filipino fans.

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Carnival

31st of October 2008 Friday

We celebrate, a day where treats abound,
We invite everyone to come around.
Lots of family fun and things to do,
prepared especially for you!

Costume Parade
Come in your best costume and win prizes
Mall-wide Trick-or-Treat*Magic Act & Side-shows*Halloween Program Games*Hourly Raffle Draws*Candy Shower*Halloween Booth Activities and so much more!

4:00 P.M. Assembly at Activity Center
5:00 P.M. Trick-or-Treat and Costume Parade
6:00 P.M. Games and Magic Show

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Town Cheers 2008 (Cheering Competition)

October 25, 2008 - High School Division
October 26, 2008 - College Division

Division Champion: P50,000.00
2nd Place: P20,000.00
3rd Place: P10,000.00

All Pep Squads from High Schools and Colleges / Universities of the Metro are invited to join Alabang Town Center's Town Cheers Cheering Competition.

For competition mechanics and registration forms, please call ATC Marketing at 775-0022 or Talents Manila 687-4858.

3:00 P.M. - Activity Center

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Ayala Recyclables Fair

The Recyclables Fair is held on a regular basis. It is open from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Paseo de Magallanes in Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City - Oct 3
Goldcrest Parking lot in Glorietta, Makati City - Oct 10
Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City - Oct 17
TriNoma, Quezon City - Oct 24
Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna - Oct 25

You may dispose/sell the following items:

Used lead acid batteries:
Genset, UPS and motor batteries

Non working electronic and electrical appliances, VHS, betamax, casette tapes, obsolete CPU's and monitors

Paper waste:
Used paper, old newspapers, cartons, magazines, obsolete books and posters

Plastic and metal waste:
Bottles, containers, sando bags, plastic furniture, aluminum cans, tin cans and other metals

Printer cartridges:
Toners and ink cartridges

For proper disposal only:
Tarpaulin streamers, household batteries, polystyrene packaging, mobile phones, batteries & chargers and tetra pak cartons.

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Pineapple Express exclusive at the Ayala Malls Cinemas

Exclusive Guaranteed Viewing Pleasure

Opens October 15 at Glorietta 4 & Greenbelt 3 Cinemas

"Hardcore hilarious!"
- Peter Travers / Rolling Stone

"May well be the funniest movie yet from the Judd Apatow house of hilarity."
- Karen Durbin / Ellen Magazine

"Eat your heart out Quentin Tarantino."
-James Verniere / Boston Herald

MTRCB Rating: Restricted 18 (R-18)

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ayala Malls Cinemas Privilege Pass

Need a way to show your appreciation?

An excellent way to recognize friends, family or co-workers without putting a dent in your budget.
Give them the gift that everyone enjoys.

Available at any Ayala Malls Cinemas' ticketbooth.

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

THX Certified Cinemas

Ayala Malls Cinemas THX Certified; Greenbelt, Glorietta4, Alabang Town Center and Trinoma.

The Features:
THX Certified Auditoriums
Clearer Sounds, Sharper Pictures, Better Movies

"Enjoy the best movie experience EVER".

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Ogie Alcasid Live at the Ayala Malls!

Watch Ogie Alcasid live at the Ayala Malls!

Ayala Malls will give a free seat when you buy Ogie Alcasid Great Filipino Song Book CD at a discounted rate of P250. It will be signed by the songwriter after the show.

More details: myAyalaMalls.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Official Blog of myAyalaMalls.com

The official blog of myAyalaMalls.com was launched today.