Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nuvali's Magical Field of Lights 2017 is so spectacular.


PRESS RELEASE

Nuvali opens its award-winning and immersive lights and sound show this weekend

Visitors to the fastest growth center in Southern Luzon, Ayala Land’s largest eco-community estate Nuvali, can now immerse themselves amidst a field of over 5,000 LED bulbs that light up like an enchanted field of tulips dancing to jubilant hymns starting November 11, 2017 until January 8, 2018. The nightly show from 6:00 to 10:00 pm is open to all guests and can be viewed at the Nuvali football field also known as The Fields, right beside its retail complex Ayala Malls Solenad.

IT'S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
from November 11, 2017
until January 8, 2018
from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Dubbed the “Magical Field of Lights”, the first ever lights and sounds show to light up a whole outdoor field winning a Silver Stevie award for best exhibition display, is the sequel to last year’s maiden launch upgraded with colorful light spheres scattered all over the fields as well as featuring the people’s favorite, the 50-meter light tunnel, festive LED Christmas trees, and dandelion light installations. A Christmas fair that showcases traditional Filipino Christmas culinary treats complements the nightly spectacle on the fields.


“We engaged the best local artisans, engineers, and designers to come up with a truly captivating Christmas treat for residents and visitors to Nuvali,” said Jenn Chua, Nuvali Marketing Manager. The Nuvali light and sound show team developed a combination of light-and-sound technology with inventive and dream-like choreographed light arrangements which fully embodied the spirit of Christmas.

This year, the audience will get to enjoy three new medleys featuring popular songs such as Kumukutikutitap by Ryan Cayabyab, Ang Pasko ay Sumapit, and Joy to the World

Before and after watching the light and show, visitors can visit nearby Solenad mall to explore its shops and Christmas bazaars, or watch the latest films in any one of the four state-of-the-art theaters equipped with with Dolby Digital, Recliner Seats, and the latest in sound technology, Dolby Atmos.


Nature lovers and adrenaline-junkies can also check out Nuvali’s outdoor adventure playground and teambuilding facilities to try out the roller coaster zipline, Asia’s tallest Free Fall, wall climbing and bike tracks.

Families may also opt to enjoy the Christmas cool breeze and watch movies under the stars at the Nuvali Nightsky Cinema events in partnership with Skycable, Fox Movies and Cinema One with shows on November 25, December 2 & 3, and December 16. Guests can also opt to stay a little longer for a Christmas staycation at the 150-room Seda Hotel Nuvali.


Nuvali expects to surpass last year’s total visitor count at more than 900,000 with guests coming from Metro Manila and nearby cities like Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas. Aside from spreading yuletide cheer, the light show encourages the community to enjoy the outdoors and Nuvali’s wide open lush spaces which features a 35-kilometer mountain bike trail, a multi-functional lake, hiking paths, a wildlife and bird sanctuary, and a tree nursery and demo farm called Greens & Patches.

“By deriving inspiration from nature and carefully studying the estate’s distinct landscape, the show would like to represent and highlight Nuvali’s generous 50-50 open-space to built-environment ratio,” said Chua. 

At 2,290-hectares, Nuvali is the largest mixed use development of Ayala Land that is an integrated eco-community with over 400 shops at Ayala Malls Solenad, 150-room Seda Hotel, office buildings, an events place, QualiMed Hospital, 2 schools and over 6,000 residents in multiple residential developments by Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida, and Amaia

Video: Nuvali Magical Field of Lights 2017
Video: Nuvali Magical Field of Lights 2016


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COMMON Q&A


Tell us about the “Magical Field of Lights”.

The “ Magical Field of Lights” was the  first in the Philippines to introduce a choreographed light and sound show in an open grass field. It uses over 5,000 LED bulbs that when viewed move like enchanted tulips, thanks to the talents of our engineers and designers who developed a combination of light-and-sound technology. The maiden show last year won a Silver Stevie Award for best exhibit display for being the first to mount a light and sound show and installation on an outdoor field.


What is the schedule of the light and sound show?

The show is open to the public from November 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018 and may be viewed nightly from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Nuvali football field also known as The Fields, right beside Ayala Malls Solenad.


What other attractions can audience see at The Fields?

Aside from the light and sound spectacle, we have also set up light installations around the field like the 25-meter long light tunnel, which is a crowd favorite and Instagram-worthy installation, festive LED Christmas trees, and dandelion light installations. 


What is different this year compared to last year? 

This year, the visitors can immerse themselves amidst the 5,000 LED bulbs between the shows. The lights are grouped in clusters that now allow the visitors to get closer to the lights. We added colorful light spheres scattered all over the fields as well.

The show also features three new medleys featuring popular songs such as Kumukutikutitap, Ang Pasko ay sumapit, and Joy to the World.


Why is Nuvali holding this light show again? How does it align with Nuvali's positioning as an eco-city?

By deriving inspiration from nature and carefully studying the estate’s distinct landscape, the show would like to represent and highlight Nuvali’s generous 50-50 open-space to built-environment ratio. The “Magical Field of Lights” also encourages the community to enjoy the outdoors and Nuvali’s wide open lush spaces and provide a venue for families and the rest of the community to converge, interact and create memories at Nuvali.


Aside from the light and sound show, what other activities has Nuvali prepared for guests this Christmas?

There is the Christmas fair featuring artisanal goods products that showcase traditional Filipino Christmas culinary treats, as well as Christmas bazaars set up at Ayala Malls Solenad.

Another crowd favorite, we are bringing back Nightsky Cinema to offer a one-of-a-kind experience of watching movies outdoors and under the stars on the following dates:

November 25 – “Cinema Flicks” in partnership with Skycable
December 2 &3 – “A Holiday Weekend” in partnership with Fox Movies
December 16 – “OpenAir Cinema” with Cinema One

Before and after watching the “Magical Field of Lights”, visitors can visit the shops at Solenad or opt for a staycation at the 150-room Seda Hotel Nuvali. Nature lovers and adrenaline junkies can also check out Nuvali’s outdoor adventure playground and team-building facility Camp N to try out the roller-coaster zipline, Asia’s tallest Free Fall, wall climbing, obstacle courses and bike tracks.


How many visitors are you expecting to view this year’s show?

We expect to exceed last year’s numbers which recorded more than 900,000 visitors from Metro Manila as well as nearby cities like Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Coca-Cola Life and STEVIA.

Coca Cola Life sweetened with cane sugar and stevia.
I just found recently a farm that cultivates stevia, a wonder plant with leaves that are sweeter than cane sugar. Stevia is now fast becoming popular and getting widely used as healthy alternative for sugar.

Coca Cola Life with stevia. Reduced calorie soda. 90 calories only per can.

Stevia is not sugar. They called it "sweetener," and can be used to sweeten almost anything, from pastries, coffee, tea, soda, other beverages, chocolates, and more.


Coca-Cola Life and my new pot of STEVIA. Coca Cola Life with stevia. 90 calories only per can.

Unlike cane sugar, it does not caramelize when heated and will not attract ants unless it is combined with sugar.

STEVIA seedlings. - I was allowed only to buy one pot.

I sampled chewing a fresh leaf and the sweetness came first as subtle followed with a tinge of slight bitterness then later on the sweetness started to magnified behind my palate and throat and it lasted there, for more than an hour. It diminished gradually.

My serving of Coca Cola Life with stevia and sliced ripe dayap.

I found a farm near Metro Manila that cultivates stevia, a wonder plant with leaves that are sweeter than cane sugar. A healthy alternative for sugar. It is not sugar. They called it "sweetener," and can be used to sweeten almost anything. Good for those who have health problems with cane sugar.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!


SEAOIL offers lifetime supply of fuel to lucky motorists.

SEAOIL, the country’s largest independent fuel player, has launched the first raffle promo of its kind in the Philippines that will be giving four lucky motorists their lifetime supply of SEAOIL fuels.

“We have always stood by the quality and performance of SEAOIL fuels and this is our way of thanking our loyal customers, whom we call SEAOIL Believers, for the trust they have placed in us,” said SEAOIL CEO Glenn Yu.

Winners of the “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo, which will run from August 14 to November 14, 2017 will be announced during three monthly raffle draws on September 15, October 16, and November 28. They will get P5,000 worth of SEAOIL gift certificates per month during their actual lifespan.


Aside from the four main prizes of lifetime SEAOIL fuels, there will be a total of 30 winners of P10,000 pesos worth of SEAOIL gift cards, as well as over 30,000 instant prizes including P10, P20, P100, and P500 discounts on SEAOIL fuels and P100 on SEAOIL Lubricants through “peel-off” cards.

To get a raffle entry which includes an instant prize card, a customer must submit receipts totaling P500 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and/or SEAOIL Lubricants to any SEAOIL station nationwide.

“Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo follows through on the company’s recent product quality campaign which highlights SEAOIL fuel’s top three qualities. Firstly, SEAOIL’s base fuels are imported from advanced refineries in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, ensuring world-class quality. Secondly, SEAOIL fuels are monitored and tested at least three times daily at the retail stations for consistency. Thirdly, SEAOIL fuels are the only ones in the Philippines that are powered with STP additives, known for superior engine clean-up and keep-clean properties resulting in improved performance.


“This is definitely an exciting time for us as we gear and pump up all of our 400 stations for this,” said Yu. “SEAOIL Believers all over the country will have a chance to be part of this nationwide celebration.”

Earlier in the year, the company launched its biggest station to date, the two-hectare SEAOIL-CityMall SCTEX mega station, a P600-million collaboration between SEAOIL and CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. Located near the Concepcion Exit in Tarlac, the SEAOIL mega station is midway between Baguio and Manila, making it the perfect stopover for travelers from northern Luzon provinces.

Throughout the years, SEAOIL has pioneered innovative products such as alternative fuels like bioethanol gasoline and biodiesel as well as services and programs including its award-winning franchise package as part of its commitment to excellence and service to the Filipino people.

SEAOIL president for retail business and CFO Mark Yu with SEAOIL senior manager for marketing communications Rey Jimenez during the media launch of SEAOIL's “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo at The Wellington Centre 32nd & 4th, Bonifacio Global City
SEAOIL senior manager for marketing communications Rey Jimenez (4th from left) and SEAOIL president for retail business and CFO Mark Yu (5th from left) with SEAOIL brand ambassadors and racers (L-R) Ralph Tan, Jeff Borja, Diane Borja, Gabe Tayao, and Atoy Llave at the media launch of SEAOIL's “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo at The Wellington Centre 32nd & 4th, Bonifacio Global City

About OH MY GAS! Promo

Who can join the promo?

The SEAOIL “Oh My Gas!” Promo is open to persons 18 years old and above with a valid driver’s license.

How long is the duration of the promo?

Promo period is for three months from August 14, 2017 to November 14, 2017.

How can one join the promo?

For a single-receipt or accumulated receipt of P500.00 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and / or SEAOIL Lubricants, from SEAOIL stations nationwide, a customer is entitled to one (1) raffle coupon with an Instant Prize card.

Customer must peel off the card for a chance to win an Instant Prize -- P10, P20, P100, and P500 discounts on SEAOIL fuels and P100 discount on SEAOIL Lubricants. Instant Prizes with authenticated security codes are valid for 1 year from date of issuance. Customer can claim the Instant Prize at any SEAOIL station.

Only cash, credit card, SEAOIL gift card and debit card transactions will be accepted. Key accounts and fleet accounts are ineligible to join the promo.

How will winners be drawn?

There will be two types of raffle: Drop Box and Electronic Raffle.  Customer can join via Drop Box and e-raffle but can win only once.

For the drop box raffle, a customer must fill out the raffle coupon with the customer’s complete name, address, birth date, mobile number and email address with their signature, and drop it in designated drop boxes located at the cashier booth of SEAOIL stations nationwide.

For the electronic raffle, a customer can log on to ohmygas.ph and enter the promo code written on the raffle coupon together with the customer’s complete name, address, birth date, mobile number and email address to have an entry. A promo code can only be used once.

For both drop box and electronic raffles, customers must keep the top-right half of the coupon which contains the promo code as proof of entry. Name indicated on the winning raffle entry coupon shall be declared as a winner.


How many can win the major prize of a lifetime supply of SEAOIL fuel?

Free lifetime supply of SEAOIL fuel will be given away to four raffle draw winners. “Lifetime supply” of fuel shall mean that he/she shall be entitled to P5,000.00 worth of gift certificate per month supply of SEAOIL fuel during his/her actual life span.

How and where can winners of the lifetime supply of SEAOIL fuel claim their prize?

Winner must personally claim the fuel entitlement annually upon presentation of at least two (2) valid government ID’s with picture. In the event that the winners cannot personally claim the fuel entitlement, he/she may appoint his/her representative by submitting a duly notarized Special Power of Attorney together with the valid government IDs of both the winner and the representative, and the proof that the winner is still alive, through a photograph holding the most recent and dated newspaper of general circulation.

Winner can choose to claim the prize at any of the following SEAOIL offices:

AREA
ADDRESS
Metro Manila
19th Floor, The Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Bacolod City
SEAOIL Office, San Patricio, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City
Cebu
SEAOIL Office, Plaridel St., Umapad, Mandaue, Cebu
Iloilo City
SEAOIL Office, 2nd Floor, ATM Business Center, cor. Ledesma Jalandoni St., Iloilo City
Cagayan De Oro City
SEAOIL Office, JR. Borja Exit, Brgy. Camaman-an, CDO
Davao City
SEAOIL Office, 2nd Floor, The Philippine National Red Cross Bldg., M. Roxas Ave., Davao City
Dipolog City
SEAOIL Office, National Highway, Galas, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte


Any dispute, controversy or difference of opinion which may arise out of relating to or in connection with this contract or for any breach hereof shall be settled amicably. If otherwise, any legal action or proceedings arising from or related to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the Courts of Pasig City.

How many and what minor prizes will be given away?

There will be a total of thirty-four (34) raffle draw winners, see table below. Non-winning entries are still included on the next raffle draw.

Promo period
Types of Raffle
Cut-off
Deadline for entries
Raffle draw date
Prize
No. of Winners
1st Month
Electronic Raffle
August 14, 2017 to September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017
11:59 PM
September 15, 2017
Lifetime Free Gas: P5,000.00 worth of SEAOIL Gift Card per month
1
P10,000.00 worth of  SEAOIL Gift Card
10
2nd Month
Electronic Raffle
August 14, 2017 to October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017
11:59 PM
October 16, 2017
Lifetime Free Gas: P5,000.00 worth of SEAOIL Gift Card per month
1
P10,000.00 worth of  SEAOIL Gift Card
10
3rd Month
Electronic Raffle
August 14, 2017 to November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017
11:59 PM
November 28, 2017
Lifetime Free Gas: P5,000.00 worth of SEAOIL Gift Card per month
1
P10,000.00 worth of  SEAOIL Gift Card
10
Drop Box Raffle
Lifetime Free Gas: P5,000.00 worth of SEAOIL Gift Card per month
1


How will winners be announced?

Announcement of winners will be done via Facebook through the SEAOIL Philippines Official Fan Page – www.facebook.com/SEAOIL. Winners will also be notified through registered mail.

Winner’s name can only win once, if the name wins more than once he gets the bigger prize.

Determination of winners will be held at SEAOIL Philippines Inc., 7F Raffles Corporate Center, F. Ortigas Jr., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines at 4:00 PM on each raffle date.

What documents must be presented to claim raffle prizes?

Prizes can only be claimed by the person whose name is indicated in the raffle coupon or through authorized representative. Upon claiming the prize, the winner must present the following: winning raffle coupon, driver’s license, one (1) any government-issued ID, and registered mail.

Prize is transferrable and non-convertible to cash.

SEAOIL Philippines Inc. will shoulder the 20% tax for prizes exceeding P10,000.

Redemption period of prizes shall be within 60 days upon receipt of registered mail notification. Prizes not redeemed within 60 days from receipt of registered mail notification will be forfeited upon approval of DTI-FTEB.

Who are not allowed to join the promo?

Employees of SEAOIL Philippines Inc., its advertising agency, its suppliers, and participating stations including their relatives up to 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promo.

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