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									An Asian Journal Magazine

                                            Th e A s i a n J o u r n a l
                                            N E W YO R K / N E W J E R S EY
                                            D e ce m b e r 1 8 , 20 0 9

December: A time to remember                                                                                                    good-looking couple and a perfect
                                                                                                                                   one of the evening’s highlights
                                                                                                                                                                         tribe increase!
                                                                                                                                                                             I would like to give a shoutout
                                                                                                                                                                         to eva onciano for her support,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  winning celebrity beauty stylist with his own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chain of salons across Southern California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Las Vegas, Nevada. Ultimately, Monet is
                                                  December is here again and it’s        forward to seeing you again on         was the well-wishing friends and         eva barry for the nice card, car-        known as an all-around artiste who produces
                                              time to remember and to open the           January 2, together with some of       family gave them to celebrate their      melita and Patrick o’neal, Lou           sold-out fashion and awards shows, as well as
                                              box of memories. those unforget-           our old friends, and to reconnect      the union. Yes, I always cry during      baron, maritess tolentino, maryan        unforgettable marketing campaigns. Monet
                                              table times we had with our loved          with all you again. salamat to the     weddings. I must admit it’s be-          and Henjie Pimenta and all those         is also the founder of the revolutionary
                                              ones, family and friends...which           three of you! Wishing you all the      cause of the beauty of love and be-      who supported and attended               all-natural beauty products available at
                                              leads us to this week’s topic. I would     best! Love ya, ladies!                 ing in love and seeing two hearts        my concert birthday bash. also, a        www.skinbymonet.com. He supports many
                                              like to share with you some of my              a beautiful celebration: the Jar-  form as one is always a sweet and        big congratulations to Faso and          humanitarian efforts to include projects
                            By Monet   Lu     joyful moments with friends.               ed aldon and mary grace manalo         memorable experience.                    maestro bob shroder for a job well       in his native Marikina, The Bantay Bata
                                                  they’re still lovely after all these   wedding.                                  to you Jared and mary grace,          done. Mabuhay and more power!            Foundation, and many more. To contact
   It’s December once agaIn                   years. I’m talking about the beauti-           I remember a young handsome        may you have all the success and                        ***                       Monet, please visit www.monetsalon.com
and we’re beginning to see the                ful gemma Hipolito Javier, the fresh       guy who used to be one of my           blessings from god and may your         The author is a Marikina-born, award-     for more information.
mountaintops covered with snow.               and sassy gloria ‘bong’ Dimayacyac         signature male models in my self-
the cool fresh air begins to blow,            nuguid and the vivacious cathy             produced fashion shows —Reflec-
crowds gather in the mall for the             de Leon chun. Last week, I was             tions and Uliran.
holiday sale. the grove, the ameri-           surprised when they asked me to                Jared aldon is a tall,dark and
cana and glendale galleria are                celebrate my birthday by inviting          handsome Filipino-american. He
some of the malls decked with                 me for dinner.                             was one of he best a male models
lovely holiday trimmings.                         gemma, whom I discovered for           from his batch and exudes a boy-
   Kids anxiously wait for their gifts        her beauty, set the date and I said        ish charm with his very nice smile.
and parties and gatherings are ev-            yes. “ Love pa pala nila ako and           He will grow on you. His good
erywhere. It is a time to celebrate,          have not forgotten their mama.             personality and excellent upbring-
but most of all, a time to reflect            my choice became crustaceans in            ing make him even more guwapo
and revisit the fond memories we              beverly Hills, one of my favorite fine     and siyempre mana sa mama. His
shared with family and friends. sou-          dining restaurants.                        mom, emma delas alas aldon, is
venirs and photographs bring me                   With wine,crabs and garlic noo-        one the timeless beauties in our
joy and happiness. “Masarap balikan           dles, we talked about the good             community. I met him through my
ang nakaraan,”(It’s always nice to            old days we spent together—the             friend bong Lim, his mentor and a
                                                                                                                               Ryan Gallagher, Jeff and Gigi Ashbeck                     Newlyweds Jared and Grace
bring back the past) especially the           many fashion shows,late night              family friend.
                                              rehearsals and pageants, gimmicks,             I saw Jared transform before my
                                                                                                                                  Biggest show on ice returns to the Araneta Coliseum
good ones. of course, I can’t help
but miss those people who matter              crushes, boyfriends and all those          very eyes—from his hiphop garb
in my life.                                   kikay moments. We reminisced               to the fashionable Hugo boss and
   my mother, as I fondly remember
her when I was young, would be
                                              the early days of the reflections
                                              fashion show some 18 years ago.
                                                                                         armani. He could carry any style.
                                                                                             now he is married—time flies so
                                                                                                                                  this Christmas with all-new ‘Disney On Ice presents a
busy shopping, preparing all the
dishes and making sure that our
                                              gosh, it really has been that long
                                              but it seems like it only happened
                                                                                         fast. I remember those days when
                                                                                         we used to hangout--dining,skiing                       Disneyland Adventure’

noche buena is going to be deli-              yesterday.                                 with roberto guzman, his buddy
                                                                                                                                                 ave a                                                                    pirates in Pirates of the
cious. Hamon, pancit, relleno, queso              that was when our friendship           and friend.
                                                                                                                                                 Disney                                                                   Caribbean, brave the
de bola and Pinoy-style spaghetti             began and up to now, these three               Last november 6, I had the
                                                                                                                                                 Christmas                                                                spooky thrills in The
are some of our family’s favorites.           lovely ladies are still bonded with        privilege of attending one of the
                                                                                                                                                 when the                                                                 Haunted Mansion, spin
I miss those times with my mom                each other.                                classiest weddings of the year --
                                                                                                                               all-new Disney On Ice                                                                      wildly through the Mad
and Ate mila and people who                       We remembered the time when            Jared and mary grace’s wedding
                                                                                                                               presents a Disneyland                                                                      Tea Party with alice and
have touched my life one way or               I was down, overcoming chal-               ceremony. the reception was held
                                                                                                                               Adventure comes to                                                                         the Mad Hatter and soar
another.                                      lenges. they’re very thankful for          at the legendary richard nixon Li-
                                                                                                                               the araneta Coliseum                                                                       to new heights at Space
   Life was simple then. During               their success as wives and mothers,        brary and museum in Yorba Linda.
                                                                                                                               for a series of shows                                                                      Mountain with Buzz
my younger days, I did not have a             and for being blessed with nice and        ryan gallagher was so impressed
                                                                                                                               from December 25,                                                                          Lightyear.
lot of material things nor money              good-looking husbands.                     with the ambiance. It was nice to
                                                                                                                               2009 to January 3,                                                                             Shop at araneta
but we knew how to have fun. as                   It was nice to catch up with           see the adorable couple gigi and
                                                                                                                               2010! Produced by                                                                          Center, win tickets
long as you’re with your barkada              these three ladies and have mean-          Jeff ashbeck during that occasion
                                                                                                                               Feld entertainment, this                                                                   to the show, plus get
and friends, life drifts away just like       ingful conversations with them. I          as well.
                                                                                                                               original, fun-filled story features Mickey Mouse            to meet your favorite Disney characters! From
that—laughter and neverending                 am so happy that cathy, bong and               the ballroom was beautiful,
                                                                                                                               and Minnie Mouse as they try to take their own              November 6 -December 27, 2009, every single
jokes until the wee hours of the              gemma are leading wonderful                intensified by the royal red motif.
                                                                                                                               vacation to Disneyland. During this one-of-a-               receipt purchase worth P300 from any araneta
morning. “Kahit walang pera, masa-            lives, lives that they deserve. I had      From the flower arrangements to
                                                                                                                               kind show, audiences will meet beloved Disney               Center establishment gives you a chance to be
ya!” (even if we didn’t have money,           an amazing time and I would like to        the entourage, everything was
                                                                                                                               characters and experience famed attractions all             one of 10 lucky winners of 4 vIP tickets each!
we still had fun.) Listening to love          say na sobra akong na touch with           wonderfully coordinated.
                                                                                                                               brought to life on ice.                                     Just present your receipts at redemption booths
songs that seem to connect to me              the respect they have given me.                the bride, mary grace, was
                                                                                                                                    “Only this show offers audiences the chance to located at Gateway Mall, ali Mall, and Farmers
personally, every note had meaning                Ladies, to be a part of your lives     stunning in her classy bridal gown.
                                                                                                                               experience Disneyland, and to see Mickey Mouse              Plaza or see posters and flyers for more details.
and I can relate to them, especially          and to be in your treasured memo-          Jared was wearing an original
                                                                                                                               and Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles in a brand-new                 as an added treat, families, corporations,
when I was heartbroken.                       ries is such an honor. I am looking        Zegna tuxedo. they are indeed, a
                                                                                                                               adventure,” said Producer Kenneth Feld. “Children           employees, and even araneta Center shoppers,

                       2009 simbang gabi schedules
                                                                                                                               and adults alike will find this ice spectacular both        and Globe subscribers get to avail of irresistible
                                                                                                                               familiar and unexpected at the same time.”                  discounts. Families buying at least 4 Upper a
                                                                                                                                    The adventure begins when Mickey, Minnie,              (regular) and Upper B tickets get a 10% discount

                          metro nYc/ new Jersey                                                                                Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto hit the road for
                                                                                                                               their own vacation to Disneyland. They get more
                                                                                                                                                                                           while companies get 15% discount on purchase of
                                                                                                                                                                                           at least 100 tickets and 12% discount on purchase
   (NOTE: Other churches with                    Dec 19 @ 7:30pm: St.                     Carpenter, 17 east 3rd av, Roselle   than they bargained for when the evil fairy                 of at least 50 tickets. For Disney fans buying
Simbang Gabi Masses in NY & NJ in             Bartholomew, east Brunswick                    Dec 22 @ 8pm (Tagalog): St.       Maleficent summons up her powers to put the                 individual tickets, a 10% discount will be given to
prior years have none this year or               Dec 20 @ 5pm: Immaculate                 Mary’s, 232 Central av, Rahway       Magic Kingdom under a sleeping spell. Mickey                araneta Center shoppers while Globe postpaid
have not yet made their schedules             Conception, Somerville                         Dec 23 @ 8pm: St. Mary’s of the must enlist the aid of The Incredibles to put things subscribers get to enjoy a 10% discount.
available as of publication date.)               Dec 20 @ 7pm: Our Lady of                assumption, 155 Washington,          right again.                                                     Highly entertaining and definitely magical,
   Dec 10-18 @ 6pm (except Dec                Fatima, Piscataway                          elizabeth                                 “This show is truly reminiscent of Disney              Disney on Ice presents a Disneyland Adventure is
12/13 @ 2pm): Simbang Gabi sa                    Dec 21 @ 7:30pm: St. Helena,                Dec 24 Christmas eve Midnight theme park experiences and the crowd can create the perfect treat for the whole family this season.
Konsulado, Phil. Center, 5th av,              ediso                                       Masses in various parishes           park memories with Mickey and his friends,” said            Book your tickets now and experience a one-of-
NYC                                              Dec 22 @ 7pm: Our Lady of Mt.               essex County, NJ, Dec 15-23       Feld. “each show moment takes audiences to lands a-kind, all-new adventure LIve at the Big Dome
   Dec 14 @ 7:30pm: Brooklyn                  virgin, Middlesex                              Dec 15 @ 7pm: Saint               beyond their imagination just like the parks do for from December 25, 2009 to January 3, 2010! For
Diocese Simbang Gabi Initial                     Dec 23 @ 8pm: St. Cecelia, Iselin        valentine’s, Bloomfield              so many families.”                                          reservations, call Ticketnet at 911-5555 or log on
eucharistic Celebration,                         Bergen County, NJ, Dec 16-24                Dec 16 @ 8pm: Saint Peter’s,           Families will experience famed Disneyland              to www.ticketnet.com.ph.
Church of the ascension, 86-13                   Dec 16 @ 5am: St. John,                  Belleville                           attractions while they cheer on Mickey and                       To know more about this and other events at
55th avenue, elmhurst (with                   The evangelist, Bergenfield;                   Dec 17 @ 7pm: Saint Thomas,       friends as they dance to a groovy jungle beat with the araneta Center, log on to www.aranetacenter.
Bishop Cisneros)                              @ 5:30am: St. Joseph, Lodi; @               Bloomfeld                            Baloo on the Jungle Cruise, rock with Stitch in             net and www.gatewaymall.com.ph.
   New Jersey                                 7:30pm: St. anastasia, Teaneck                 Dec 18 @ 7:30pm: Saint            The enchanted Tiki Room, battle swashbuckling                                                    *Advertising Supplement
   Hudson County, NJ, various                    Dec 17 @ 5am: St. John,                  anthony’s, Belleville
   Dec 15-23 @ 6am (except Dec
                                              Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St. Joseph,
                                                                                             Dec 19 @ 6:30pm: Mount
                                                                                          Carmel, Nutley                          Walmart Announces New Savings on Big Requests
                                                                                                                                    in Small Packages in Days Before Christmas
19/20 @ 8am): St. aedan’s, Bergen                Dec 18 @ 5am: St. John,                     Dec 20 @ 5pm: Holy Family,
av, Jersey City                               Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St.                  Nutley
   Dec 15-23 @ 7pm: Immaculate                Joseph, Lodi, @ 7:30pm; St. anne,              Dec 21 @ 7:30pm: Sacred Heart,
Conception, 1219 Paterson Plank               Fair Lawn; @ 7:30pm: St. Mary,              Bloomfield                                Retailer Announces $8 Toys and other Stocking Stuffer
Rd, Secaucus                                  Dumont                                         Dec 22 @ 7:30pm: Saint Mary’s,
   Dec 15-23 @ 7pm: Immaculate                   Dec 19 @ 5:30am: St. Joseph,             Nutley                                        Savings, Three Days of Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters
Heart of Mary, 1571 Martine ave,              Lodi; @ 7:30am: St. Leo, elmwood               Dec 23 @ 7:30pm: Holy Name,
Scotch Plains                                 Park; @ 7pm: ascension, New                 east Orange                               BeNTONvILLe, ark—With             related gifts.3                            a minimum of 20 per day at
   Dec 15-23 @ 7pm (except Dec                Milford; @ 7pm: OL of visitation,              Dec 23 @ 8pm: St. Mary’s of the only a few days left for holiday             • Sun., Dec. 20: $8 Toys and           smaller stores to more than 60
19 @ 5:30pm): St. anne’s, 3545                Paramus; @ 7pm: St. John,                   assumption, 155 Washington,          shopping, Walmart announces            More Stocking Stuffers for Kids:           per day in most stores.
Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City                     Bergenfield; @ 7:30pm: St. Peter,           elizabeth                            more big savings plans, now                This weekend Walmart                       More Savings on Last
   Dec 15-23 @ 7:15pm (except                 River edge                                     Dec 24 Christmas eve Midnight on the smaller and in some                 stores will introduce a new price          Minute Gifts in entertainment
Dec 20 @ 7pm): St. Mary’s                        Dec 20 @ 5am: St. John,                  Masses in various parishes           cases most requested gift              message – $8 toys, at 20 – 50              and Hardware
(Resurrection), erie St and 2nd St,           Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St.                     essex County, NJ, Dec 15-23       items. Starting Saturday and           percent savings, including:                    In addition to $8 toys,
Jersey City                                   Joseph, Lodi; @ 5pm: St. Joseph,               Dec 15 @ 7pm: Saint               through next week, stores will             • Jenga Hand Held game                 Walmart will be carrying a
   Dec 15-23 @ 7:30pm (except                 Bogota; and @ 6pm: St. Francis,             valentine’s, Bloomfield              have incredible savings on                 • Barbie Fashionista Dolls             selection of favorite hit movies
Dec 21 @ 8pm and Dec 23 @                     Hackensack                                     Dec 16 @ 8pm: Saint Peter’s,      last minute gifts, including a             • Pixos Starter Pack                   of the past, now on DvD, for
7pm): St. vincent de Paul, 979 ave.              Dec 21 @ 5am: St. John,                  Belleville                           Monday through Wednesday                   • Moon Sand kit                        only $4. In addition, Walmart’s
C, Bayonne                                    Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St. Joseph,             Dec 17 @ 7pm: Saint Thomas,       offer of $8 Zhu Zhu Pets                   • Nerf-n-Force Sword                   savings of $10 on select video
   Dec 16-24 @ 5am: Our Lady of               Lodi                                        Bloomfeld                            Hamsters. Speaking of $8 toys,             • Little Pet Shop Deco pets            games and $19.96 Blu-ray hit
victories, 2217 Kennedy Blvd @                   Dec 22 @ 5am: St. John,                     Dec 18 @ 7:30pm: Saint            Walmart is also rolling back the           • Mon. – Wed. Morning                  movies of the season continues
ege, Jersey City                              Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St. Joseph,          anthony’s, Belleville                price on many perfect stocking-        events for Zhu Zhu Hamsters                through Dec. 24.
   Dec 16-24 @ 7pm (except Dec                Lodi; and @ 7pm: St. John, Leonia              Dec 19 @ 6:30pm: Mount            stuffer toys and last-minute               Today, hundreds of                         additional features to
19 @ 5:30pm): Our Lady of Mercy,                 Dec 23 @ 5am: St. John,                  Carmel, Nutley                       gifts to $8 and adding a special       thousands of these sought-                 start this Sunday include an
40 Sullivan Dr, Jersey City                   Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St. Joseph,             Dec 20 @ 5pm: Holy Family,        offer with this year’s new iPod        after robotic hamsters are                 assortment of great Tools and
   Dec 16-24 @ 7:30pm (except                 Lodi                                        Nutley                               Nano to last through Christmas         making their way to Walmart                Gifts for Dad, including:
Dec 19 @ 8:30am, Dec 20 @ 1pm,                   Dec 24 @ 5am: St. John,                     Dec 21 @ 7:30pm: Sacred Heart, eve.2                                     via airplanes and trucks across                • a $5 Roadmaster 12-volt
Dec 24 @ 8:30am): St. aloysius,               Bergenfield; @ 5:30am: St. Joseph,          Bloomfield                                • Sat., Dec. 19: iPod Nano        the country, as Walmart stores             Heated Stainless Steep vacuum
691 West Side av, Jersey City                 Lodi                                           Dec 22 @ 7:30pm: Saint Mary’s, with $50 iTunes Gift Card                 prepare to help find them a new            Mug
   Metuchen Diocese, NJ, Dec                     Union County, NJ, Dec 15-23,             Nutley                                    Walmart will offer the new        home for Christmas.                            • $5 Stanley 25’ Lever Lock
15-23                                         all at 8pm                                     Dec 23 @ 7:30pm: Holy Name,       8GB iPod Nano for $145 with a              Starting at 7am each                   Measuring Tape with 3 inch Mini
   Dec 15 @ 7pm: St. Magdalen                    Dec 15 @ 8pm: Christ the King,           east Orange                          free $50 iTunes gift card with         morning of Dec. 21, Dec. 22                Tape
Depazzi, Flemington                           411 Rutgers av, Hillside                       Dec 23 @ 8pm: St. Mary’s of the purchase, while supplies last,           and Dec. 23. Walmart stores                    • $5 Winchester 12-Function
   Dec 16 @ 7:30pm: St. ambrose,                 Dec 16 @ 8pm: St.                        assumption, 155 Washington,          starting this Saturday through         nationwide will un-cage the                Multi Tool
Old Bridge                                    Bartholomew, 2032 Westfield av,             elizabeth                            Dec. 24.                               popular Zhu Zhu Hamsters in                    • $19 TaylorMade Burner TP
   Dec 16 @ 7:30pm: St. Matthew               Scotch Plains                                  Dec 24 Christmas eve Midnight          While many parents                special morning sales events.              golf balls (pack of 12)
The apostle, edison                              Dec 17 @ 8pm: St. Catherine of           Masses in various parishes           remember when yo-yos and               anticipating high interest,                    • $25 Black & Decker
   Dec 17 @ 7:30pm: St. Matthias,             Siena, 10 King St, Hillside                    essex County, NJ, Dec 15-23       candy were the typical stocking        stores will be organizing lines            ReadiWrench with rotating
Somerset                                         Dec 18 @ 8pm: St. Michael’s, 40             Dec 15 @ 7pm: Saint               stuffer, shoppers now say that         in the hours before the 7 a.m.             socket heads in 16 sizes
   Dec 18 @ 7:30pm: St. Francis of            alden St, Cranford                          valentine’s, Bloomfield              stocking gifts today are going         event each day as needed, and                  Customers can find more
assisi Cathedral, Metuchen                       Dec 19 @ 8pm: St. Michael’s,                Dec 16 @ 8pm: Saint Peter’s,      more hi-tech. Forty percent of         customers will be assigned                 information about more
   Dec 18 @ 8pm: St. Mary Church,             1212 Kelly St, Union                        Belleville                           moms say they will add in gift         numbers as lines build, as                 upcoming holiday savings at
alpha                                            Dec 20 @ 8pm: Holy Spirit, 971              Dec 17 @ 7pm: Saint Thomas,       cards to stockings this year, and      supplies last. Customers will              Walmart stores by visiting www.
   Dec 19 @ 7:30pm: Sacred Heart,             Suburban Rd, Union                          Bloomfeld                            almost 45 percent of moms are          be limited to one per person,              walmart.com/holidaysavings.
South Plainfield                                 Dec 21 @ 8pm: St. Joseph the                       ContinuedonPage6       planning to purchase music             and distributions will vary, with                         *Advertising Supplement

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