September 25, 2014

#DinnerForCarlisle on Sept. 27

Carlisle Von Patrick was born as a healthy bouncing baby boy on the morning of March 31st, 2012. Marie Ruth Corpuz Berma, being a single mom who carried him for the whole nine months by herself, was so overwhelmed that he came out as healthy as she prayed for. Crying out loud, rosy cheeks, birthmark. Everything seems to be perfect. She make sure that he'll not be hurt, no insect will bite him. He was present on monthly check-ups, up-to-date with his vaccines.

On his fourth month, Marie Ruth world froze when they rushed him to ER due to viral meningitis. She thought that would be the end of her unexplainable happiness in life, but thank God that her boy survived.

Series of follow-ups and tests were done and since then, they were in and out of the hospital due to his inconsistent nausea, vomiting, and fever. Doctors thought that his meningitis came back, until one decided to do cranial ultrasound on him, and everything weakens Marie Ruth after that.

Carlisle Von Patrick has been diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma (brain tumor) last February 2013 after his MRI procedure and went on brain surgery to remove the tumor last June 2013 at University of Santo Tomas Hospital. His life was saved, but his eyesight wasn't. He's undergoing constant follow up checks to maintain healthy living. Last update that they had is he needs to go for another surgery because the tumor is getting bigger again.


On September 27, 2014, Buffet 101 Eastwood branch will be hosting a dinner-for-a-cause event for Carlisle. The #DinnerForCarlisle buffet is priced at Php 1,100 for adults and Php 600 for kids 3.5 ft and above. Children below the height limit is considered free of charge. Part of the sales will be for Carlisle's hospital funds. Dinner starts at 5:30 PM.

#WearGreyForCarlisle shirts can also be ordered for P400. Sizes ranges from XS to 3XL.

You can also deposit your donations through these channels under
Account Name: Marie Ruth C Berma:
  • BPI - Account# 0489653699
  • BDO - Account# 005000045298
  • LBC Pera Padala (details by request)

They also have setup a GoFundMe account for him, which is http://gofundme.com/CarlisleVonPatrick.

For more details, please like www.facebook.com/HelpForCarlisle or you can message Mommy Marie at berma.mr@msn.com or 09398836164.

September 20, 2014

FYI™ Coming to Asia in Fall 2014

A+E Networks Asia rebrands BIO Channel to FYI in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan!

About A+E Networks Asia
A+E Networks™ Asia is owned by the award-winning, global media content company, A+E Networks™, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software.  A+E Networks Asia is comprised of Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI™ (formerly bio.®), H2™ and Crime & Investigation™. A+E Networks Asia operates and distributes its portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Fiji, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.  Globally, A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries.

On October 6, BIO™ Channel will rebrand to FYI™, a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting how people live their lives today, across Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Pacific Islands, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The announcement was made today by Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, A+E Networks.

BIO was also rebranded to FYI in the US on July 8th.

For your inspiration, for your imagination or for your innovation, FYI will be a personalized experience for each viewer.  The network embraces the way audiences really live their lives – proudly-hyphenated and not constrained by one passion or interest. Never an instruction manual and always an inspiration engine, FYI offers viewers a more adventurous, personalized and non-prescriptive approach to programming with a range of stories that reflect how people actually live their lives today, not defined by just one passion or interest. 

“FYI’s mission is to inspire personal creativity that emphasizes improvised living, while reflecting our authentic slate of programming,” says Michele Schofield, Senior VP, Programming & Marketing at A+E Networks Asia.  “And with its rich mix of inspirational content, the new channel’s Asian premiere is sure to bring its viewers a season of quality entertainment.”

FYI will feature over 300 hours of original content each year across four programming genres - taste, space, look, and journey.  FYI will include locally-commissioned productions and local acquisitions. 

FYI’s primetime premiere line-up in Asia includes:

In Tiny House Nation, renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them. They also help families design, construct and prepare to downsize into their own mini-dream homes no larger than 300 square feet!

Rowhouse Showdown featuring renovation expert, Carter Oosterhouse as he leads three teams who battle it out to transform dilapidated homes. The team that increases the appeal of their home the most, wins the grand prize of $50,000.

Destination Flavour: Japan: From the frozen ponds of Hokkaido in the north to the southern multicultural island of Okinawa, we savour the cuisine from local legends and master chefs while watching Adam Liaw immerse himself in a vibrant food culture that embraces innovation and cherishes tradition.

Destination Flavour: Down Under: Host Adam Liaw continues to unearth hidden flavours, this time those nestled in the Australian and New Zealand landscapes.

Travels with the Bondi Vet features Dr. Chris Brown, a charismatic vet who leaves his practice in Sydney to begin his exploration of the world’s most beautiful and bizarre places, cultures and animals!

September 10, 2014

Tagaytay Picnic Grove Trip 2014

It's not my first time here in Tagaytay Picnic Grove but it feels like! The last time I went here was last year but I wasn't able to fully check the place because we decided to change our travel destination at the last minute. I remember that this place was one of our school educational trip destinations, but that was a long time ago! Don't ask me when, because I can't even remember the details.

Tagaytay Picnic Grove entrance fee is PHP 50 per head for 4 years old and above!

Parking Fees:
PHP 35.00 Pesos (Cars/Vans)
PHP 50.00 Pesos (Jeepneys)
PHP 100.00 Pesos (Buses)

Zipline prices:
PHP 200 (one-way zip ride) during weekdays
PHP 300 (one-way zip ride) on weekends and holidays
Additional PHP 100 for 2-way zip ride

Horseback Riding: PHP 150.00 - 200.00 per hour
Huts and Picnic Sheds: PHP 100.00 - 500.00

We traveled from Cavite with friends!

This is one of my funny friends posing for two cameras. This is below the Tagaytay Zipline and cable car. Check above this post for prices!

Here goes the zipline ride! I wasn't able to experience their zipline, maybe next time. I will update you about the experience. I will add that to my bucket list.

The buwis buhay shot that my friend did at the start of the trail! She's trying to capture my other friend's picture that is in that far bridge.

Me with my friends at the trail! It was fun walking and taking photographs at Tagaytay Picnic Grove trail! It's tiring but I enjoyed it.

If you want to have a photo taken with a yellow snake (I forgot what it was called!) and small alligator, go to Tagaytay Picnic Grove Adventure Jungle! It will cost you PHP 200 for one 5R size picture with frame.

Now I know why it feels like my first time here in Tagaytay Picnic Grove! It's because I'm finally with my special someone that I waited for a long time. This was our first trip as boyfriend and girlfriend together!

Pang prenup na daw. :) Oh well, enough with that. I'll post more soon!

Overall, I enjoyed this trip! Come and visit this wonderful place. Take your family and love ones with you, they will surely love it! Share your Tagaytay Picnic Grove experience if you have at the comment section below!