November 12, 2011—bloggers , online writers and seasoned editors came together for One Hyundai Club’s (OHC) announcement: Hyundai Asia Resources Inc.(HARI) is set on giving us the ultimate lifestyle event of 2012– the One Hyundai Club: Life in Style!
First things first: yes, you heard it right. There REALLY is a ONE HYUNDAI CLUB, established on December 2010. It has 13,000+ members already, to date. The One Hyundai Club is the customer loyalty club that HARI,( the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines,) organized to give back to the customers who believe in Hyundai. HARI, with 36 (and growing) dealerships nationwide, now ranks third in the automotive market.
Remember who sponsored that FREE RUN? Yes, it’s the same HYUNDAI that made the ACCENT RUN possible. Hyundai definitely lives up to “Creating Ingenious Possibilities for the People and the Planet.”
So, on January 14, 2012, expect a stylish, “this-is-the-life,” night prepared by HARI. This event shall be their way of thanking OHC members for their support to Hyundai, as they share the modern premium motoring lifestyle that Hyundai motorists are enjoying all- over the globe.
Watch out for these on January 12th:
1. The Launching of the One Hyundai Club Life in Style 2012 Journal
C’mon, Sam YG said it—all the ladies really want that Starbucks Diary. Well, if not that, give them the Belle Du Jour, Figaro, or the Moleskin Diaries. Women love journals, period. You know, like you guys love cars, your PS3s and the NBA. We love diaries and journals –the nice ones anyway. And this OHC Life in Style Journal is not an exception!
Owners of this journal will be treated to inspiring reads by renowed journalists and editors; a schedule of activities for OHC members for 2012; promos and freebies from Hyundai’s 107 partner merchants, to date.
2. Exciting Activities for Each Participant: Yes, you! You and your better half, your other half, or whoever you’re going to the event with.
Whether you’re the sosy-shopper, the food-lover, the classy chic, the certified nerd, the super buff, the sporty one, the boy-next-door, or the doting parent, Hyundai has something prepared for you. Look forward to experience beauty makeovers, cooking demos, indoor wall climbing, rapelling and art classes for kids.
3. Hourly Raffle!
Who doesn’t want to win? Everybody does. Hyundai and its partner merchants prepared nifty prizes for this big event. This is exclusive to OHC members. I’ve heard of the prizes, and trust me—I want to become a member now!!!
The best part about it is that whether or not you own a Hyundai NOW, you can come! This is open to One Hyundai Club Members, existing and potential Hyundai vehicle owners. Admission is absolutely free. HOW?
Log-in and register NOW at www.ohclifeinstyle.com.ph for more details. Got a facebook account? Like One Hyundai Club Life in Style too for updates.
Check for the opening of the registration from time to time, though. Registration opens once the details on the venue, schedule, etc. are finalized. Slots are limited, so watch out—you wouldn’t want to miss this “for every YOU” event.
WANT TO BECOME AN OHC MEMBER?
Application is free for existing and new Hyundai vehicle owners. One Vehicle= One Member Card; so if you have an Accent, a Tucson and a Starex, you get three membership cards which you can assign to yourself, or your family members.
If your car’s pre-owned, you’re still eligible for a membership card.
With this, you get access to the latest from Hyundai, exclusive perks and goodies, plus you can earn points from Hyundai genuine parts and Hyundai services as well. ?
Stay with us for more Hyundai updates!
Hey hey hey, Manny knows fragrance!
Check out this new Manny Pacquiao Men’s fragrance.
So by this time, I hope all of you have your Hyundai Accent Run Race Kits! I just got mine earlier, and special thanks to Jeremy of Hyundai who went, sort of, “door to door,” to get the race kits delivered. OK, it wasn’t door to door, just area to area by the looks of it.
And here’s the race map, if you haven’t seen it yet. As we posted, race starts at Quirino Grandstand.
|10k Assembly Time:||4:30|
|10k Gunstart for Wave A:||5:00 AM|
|10k Gunstart for Wave B:||5:10 AM|
|10k Gunstart for Wave C:||5:20 AM|
|5k Assembly Time:||5:30|
|5k Gunstart for Wave D:||6:00 AM|
|5k Gunstart for Wave E:||6:10 AM|
|5k Gunstart for Wave F:||6:20 AM|
|5k Gunstart for Wave G:||6:30 AM|
|5k Gunstart for Wave H:||6:40 AM
Â A lot of people predicted running events were a mere fad, much like what happened to the badmintonÂ boom a few years back.Â Well, for now, I can see it isnâ€™t. AndÂ if it’s faddish, letâ€™s just enjoy what we have now. I certainly am!
Â Read on, for one of the reasons why Iâ€™m enjoying running even more:
(Guys, I promise a hoops related post pretty soon! So read on, please? ;p)
Last year, some blogger called me â€œthe little lady with a cute voice,â€ and I still donâ€™t know if I was flattered about it or not.Â (Side story: Â He recognized me in training; he apparently saw the promotional AVP I was part of for a running event. And then wrote about it.)
This year, I actually sat with him, for a bloggersâ€™ meet! (Hey, this is the part where I get even.)
Last Saturday, I met other runner-bloggers to talk about the Hyundai Accent Run. Â WHAT A CROWD! Yes, besides a very heavy lunch courtesy of Hyundai (and Second Wind) at Kabisera, BHC, we feasted on hearty laughter too. Bakit ngayon lang ako nasama sa ganito! Haha. Â Great bloggers, cool organizers. No dull moment there!
So enough about lunch (there was so much food, we all wanted to run home literally after to burn off all the calories)â€¦ whatâ€™s the Hyundai Accent Run about and why, and how in the world is it opening for FREE?Â (Not that Iâ€™m complaining. Nat Geo run and other events just left me cash-strapped!)
Whatâ€™s the catch?
â€œOh, none, really.â€ So they said. Believe it. Â
Hyundai , in partnership with Second Wind, will hold the Hyundai Accent Run (5K and 10K) on April 2, 2011 at BGCÂ and registration is FREE. No ifâ€™s, no clinchers, no catch. No wonder slots were filled up so fast.
By paying absolutely nothing, registered runners get a singlet, bib and tote bagÂ already!
I think Hyundai just revolutionized running events to a whole new level. While most events allocate part the registration fee to charity, Hyundai is doing this as part of their CSR, without putting much burden (on the pockets) of the runners. If Hyundai can do it, others should follow suit, really!
(This will definitely silence people who say, ako na nga mapapagod sa kakatakbo, ako pa magbabayad.)
How? (I couldnâ€™t hold it in either. I had to ask them! )
Simply put, Hyundai â€œgivesâ€ a certain amount for every registered runner who participates in the event.Â
Isnâ€™t that something?
Plus, you guys can check out and test drive the Hyundai cars on display after you break some sweat.Â What a perfect excuse to bring your honey along, especially if youâ€™ve been eyeing a new ride and sheâ€™s been trying to shed some pounds for that summer beach getaway.
This isnâ€™t a competitive sporting event either, so thereâ€™s no pressure finishing first, or training a little too hard. You only have your personal record to beat. (But itâ€™s great to loosen up sometimes. Put some â€œfunâ€ in fun run for yourself too!)
So when you join, youâ€™ll feel and look better, you get to check out Hyundaiâ€™s latest offerings, and you get to helpÂ preserve the environment too.Â And if thatâ€™s not enough, expect a lot ofÂ recreational activity booths after your run!
(Iâ€™m still wishing they raffle off a car; well, we can just hope so much. Hahaha.)
By the time I post this, keep praying more slots will be opened, as they saidâ€¦ on March 14th, Monday! So if youâ€™re raring to go but you missed the registration (limited slots!), watch out for possible additional slots and other announcements by logging in to www.hyundaifunrun.com , and add Hyundai Fun-Run on Facebook as well.Â
Support Hyundai, and the cause it stands for. Letâ€™s give some love back to Mother Nature by joining this event! See you there!
In basketball games, teamwork and great leadership most of the time will prevail over a very tough opponent. No matter how good the opponent may be or how tough the challenges they’ll present you, your team will always come out on top if you learn to trust one another. In most parts in this tragic event that hit us, I guess it’s also safe to say that what we have when all’s all is gone, much like basketball, is one another.
I am very happy to see people in the news, whom despite having some rough times on their own, managed to help their neighbors, especially the old ones who’s struggling for survival. I’m happy to see people interacting, people who’ve sent their own donations whether it may be in the form of cash, food, clothes, medicine or other necessities. My hat is off to everyone who even in the tiniest things have shown sincerity in helping out our fellow Filipinos in this tragic event that just occurred.
With that being said, my heart goes out to all the people who’ve lost their love ones, who lost their houses, who lost everything. I have a friend here who just had his house flooded up to the second floor and my God, I’ve never seen a place so devastated before. While I was helping them fix their house yesterday, I can’t help but think about how lucky we were who wasn’t affected by the storm one single bit. I then made a vow to myself to give out and help, even in the littlest things possible.
And you, if you’re reading this, that means you still have the means to help. I encourage you to help out. Think for one second of how lucky you are and then decide if you want to do help or not. Lots of people are still in need. Lots of organizations are still looking for volunteers and donation. That’s why here I am, encouraging you, that if you aren’t that affected by the Typhoon, to help out.
Here are the hotlines of Government, NGOs and other business groups where you can find the information on how to interact and help out. (From Inquirer)
National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) (+632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9115061, +632-9122665) Help hotlines: (+65 734-2118, 734-2120) firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippine Coast Guard (+632-5276136)
Air Force (+63908-1126976, +632-8535023)
Metro Manila Development Authority (136)
Marikina City Rescue (+632-6462436, +632-6462423, +632920-9072902) Pasig Rescue Emergency Number (+632-6310099)
Quezon City Rescue (161)
San Juan City Hall Command Post (+632-4681697)
Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (+63245-9634376)
Senator Dick Gordon (+639178997898, +63938-444BOYS, +632-9342118, +632-4338528)
Senator Manny Villar (+639174226800. +639172414864, +639276751981)
Philippine National Red Cross (143, +632-5270000)
Philippine National Red Cross Rizal Chapter operations center hotline: (+632-6350922, +632-6347824)
Rubber boat and chopper requests
NCRPO (+632-8383203, +632-8383354)
Private citizens who would like to lend their motor boats for rescue please call emergency nos: +632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9122665, +632-9115061)
You can also text (+632917-4226800 or +632927-6751981) for rescue dump trucks.
For those who are able to lend 4Ã—4 trucks for rescue: Please send truck to Greenhills Shopping Center Unimart Grocery to await deployment, Tel No. (+632920-9072902).
Petron & San Miguel Corporation are lending choppers for rescue operations, call/text: (+632917-8140655) ask for Lydia Ragasa
Power supply concerns
Meralco (+63917-5592824, 16211, +63920-9292824) If you want service cut off to your area to prevent fires and electrocution.
Donations of heavy duty flashlights needed for rescue operations in Cainta, Rizal area. Contact Cielo at (+632918-8824356)
SMS: text RED to 2899 (Globe) and 4483 (Smart)
G-Cash: text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882
TXTPOWER.org: Paypal, Smart Money (5577-5144-1866-7103), G-Cash (0917-9751092)
FINDERSERVICE. For Smart, text wis to 386.
FINDERSERVICE. For Globe, text find to 7000.
A group composed of Serge Gregorio and Franklin Naval has put up an interactive rescue map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&
Again me and the rest of Hoops.blink.ph crew wish you guys the best.
First, the nomination. = Happy.
Now, HooPh made the finals of the Philippine Blog Awards (PBA) Sports Blog Category. = Happier.
If ever we win? = Happierer.
The complete finalist list are the following:
To the one two three who nominated us, salamat. To the PBA organizers, thanks for the finals inclusion. Just like in the playing hoops, regardless of the wins & the losses, may the Awards Night itself be an overwhelming victory for us all, the Philippine blogging folks.
(We tried 2x to secure one slot but to no avail. I guess we’ll do it again and hope the 3rd time is a charm.)
Solar Sports â€œfirst fives” of anchors, analysts, courtside reporters and interviewers are out.
1. Mico Halili – One of the better anchors today. Just don’t pair him with Barry Pascua and he’ll lose the appetite to do good on his play by play.
2. Vitto Lazatin – Please Vitto, DO NOT SHOUT! And, enough of the Kamla imitation.
3. Ed Picson – This guy is an institution and a goodluck charm for Ginebra San Miguel. Right Neil?
4. Paolo Trillo – Uhm, he’s better doing the sidecourt reporting. His dad is a better anchor I think. Remember the early Vintage days?
5. Jude Turcuato – Kaboom! He’s the boss!
Hey, just like to make a shout-out that your blog Hoops Philippines (or as we try to call this, HooPh) is nominated over at PBA.
Not this PBA.
But this PBA.
The category is under the SPORTS division. [A blog that reports and discusses events and issues about Sports. It could be about boxing (both pro and non-pro) or it could be about marathon running. More often the distinction here is that this blog covers competitive sports.] Read more