Jun 28, 2009

MSI brings X340 to SM CyberZone, SM City Marikina

SM CyberZone, the most wide-spread and comprehensive IT center in the Philippines, will play host to MSI's latest and slimmest creation, the MSI X Slim X340.

In a series of roadshows spanning June and July of this year and covering both Luzon and Visayas, MSI will expose the X340 to geeks and gadgeteers, the gregarious and the merely fashion-conscious, with the help of SM CyberZone's various locations, including SM City Manila, SM City Marikina, SM City Cubao and SM City Cebu.

The X340 is an Intel CULV (Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage) toting, super-slim laptop which is only 6mm at its thinnest. Boasting of a 13" 16:9 widescreen display, GMA4500 graphics, a capacious 320GB hard drive, and a full connectivity suite that one-ups other slim-but-compromised products at a much-reduced cost, the MSI X Slim X340 is the latest entry in the designer portable races, and it can best be savored at the CyberZone nearest you.

The MSI X Slim Series CyberZone roadshows will be held according to the following schedule: June 26 to July 2 in SM City Manila and SM City Marikina; July 3 to 9 in SM City Cubao; and July 17 to 23 in SM City Cebu.

Various MSI products, most notably the MSI All-In-One AE1900 Touch Screen desktop system, will also be appearing alongside the X340. Check out the series of events and join us as we challenge the limits of ultra slim notebook technology.

About MSI X-Slim

After creating such an impression on the SEA media, end users will surely find the phenomenal MSI X Slim irresistible and affordable!

The X Slim embraces a simple and modern design concept and meanwhile features the most advanced multimedia and power saving technology for its size. Dubbed as the world's lightest and slimmest 13" notebook since its debut in CES in January 2009, the MSI X340 is 6 mm at its thinnest and 20 mm at its widest, weighing only 1.3 kilograms with battery.

The X340 has a 13" LCD display as opposed to the 12" or smaller sizes available in the competition. This provides more comfort in reading and during operation as well as having less of a weight constraint compared to the 14" models.

The X340 is also embedded with IEEE 802.16e WiMAXâ„¢ wireless module (optional), which highly elevates the variety of wireless Internet service available to the X340 user, allowing online experience to be faster and more mobile.


Intel Centrino Processor Technology
- Intel Core™2 SU3500 ULV 1.4GHz Processor 3MB L2 Cache
- WLAN Intel Shirley Peak 1x2 (802.11agn)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
13 " TFT-LCD Display
2GB DDR2-667/800Mhz
320GB Hard Disk Drive
1.3MP Webcam, Bluetooth, HDMI, 2 x High-quality Speakers
2-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC), 2 x USB 2.0
Mic-in / Headphone out, RJ45, D-Sub, LAN

Availability and Pricing

Estimated pricing for MSI X340 is Php 49,999.00, now available locally from MSI dealers and resellers. If you need more product information, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw or call NetEssentials, MSI Notebook's exclusive distributor in the Philippines at (02) 721-1981 to 83.

Jun 16, 2009

New Entrance To The Marikina Sports Center

If you're familiar with the Marikina Sports Center, you know that the entrance and exit gates are at the side of McDonalds St. facing McDonalds. Now, these gates are closed and a new entry-exit has been opened at the ground floor of the newly erected Sports Building. The new entrance now faces the back of City Hall.

Preparations within the last weeks have been speeded up to open the ground floor of the new building to connect to the inside of the Sports Center.

Entrance fee for the Sports Center is still P10.00 and free for senior citizens.
Jun 3, 2009

Bikini Challenge at Tamamangs

Tamamang's Grill and Restaurant presents Bikini Challenge '09.
The event will be hosted by Jhay Pimentel and Arnel K., and will also feature Precious and the Alpharat Band. Entrance fee is P150.

Tamamang's Grill and Restaurant is located along Gil Fernando Ave. near RCBC bank and Saint John the Baptist of Marikina Hospital.
Jun 2, 2009

Marikina Valley Medical Center

If you visit Marikina, you'll notice that there is an abundance of hospitals. I mentioned before that I noticed from Sumulong Highway, there are at least seven hospitals within a 2 kilometer radius.  Among those hospitals, Marikina Valley Medical Center is one of the newest ones.  
Marikina Valley Medical Center is located along Sumulong Highway, and walking distance to Bluewave Robinsons Supermarket and Bluewave Marquinton Mall.
It's a 7 storey twin stucture building.  Tagging their motto as Quality Health Care in the "Shoe Capital", they offer the following services: surgery and anesthesia, labaratory, radiology, physical therapy rehabilitation, opthalmology services, hemodialysis, dental services, pediatrics, ob-gynecology, emergency medicine and family medicine.  They have over 35 departments.  A long list of doctors, their specialties and their schedules can be found here.
Marikina Valley Medical Center is located along Sumulong Highway corner Aguinaldo St., 1800 Marikina City with telephone No.: 682-2222 connecting all departments  and 645-MVMC (Emergency Room).  Telefax No. is 682-3399.  
You can check them out online at https://www.marikinavalleymedicalcenter.com/
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Jun 1, 2009

Coming Soon At Bluewave Marquinton: Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria

Just as we said goodbye to Superbowl of China at the Bluewave Marquinton,  I just saw an ad of Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria that they will soon open a branch at Bluewave Marquinton.  That's great news !  Currently, there are two restaurants at Bluewave serving pizza, Shakeys and Yellow Cab. 

There's no news yet where in Bluewave will Joey Pepperoni be setting up, but right now, there are only 2 vacant spaces at the ground floor.  These are where Superbowl of China used to be (at the front between Starbucks and Shakeys) and the former lot where Pancake House used to be (in front of Petron gas station and beside Tapa King).

As a brackgrounder, Joey Pepperoni is the brain child of Mr. Joey Concepcion, President of RFM Corporation, which has a wide array of food and beverage brands. Now, Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria has engaged the culinary services and savvy of Chef Giorgio A. Bucciarelli, a Milan, Italy-raised Master Pizzaiolo-Italian Executive Chef who was formerly with Don Bosco Pizza, Pasta, Gelato and Culinary School.

I've dined before at their RFM Pioneer branch in Mandaluyong and having personally tasted their pizza, I have to say that I'm personally looking forward to their future home in Marikina.

They have an ongoing 50% off promo on all their pizzas from 2-6 p.m., everyday! For low prices starting at P133, you can have a full 12-inch pizza!   Check out their branches at RFM Pioneer, Salcedo Village, Level 4 Robinsons Place Manila, Foodstreet, SM Southmall, SM Mall Of asia, Fairways Tower at The Fort and SM Mezza Residences.

Sumulong Highway to Undergo Drainage and Road Improvement

For the past few days, heavy rainfall has poured due to a low pressure area.   Unfortunately, some roads in San Roque intersecting Gil Fernando Ave and some backroads in San Roque, have experienced partial flooding, inlcluding Redwood (near Metrobank), Dasdasan (near Biksa Coffee) and Bangkilya roads within the residential areas.

Sumulong Highway is also experiencing some flash flooding in front of the Marikina Valley Medical Center and in front of the area where Toledo Towers is soon to rise.  The flooding area incidentally is the same area which has just been asphalted a few months ago.

Fortunately, I've seen signs along that area with a picture of Congressman Marcy, stating that he will be spearheading a project to improve drainage and road condition of Sumulong Highway.   Let's hope that this can be done before the rainy season begins to avoid flash flooding along Sumulong Highway.