Saturday, April 25, 2009

Where to find IKEA furniture in the Philippines?

Every city is filled with secret places with the best bargains or rare gems. Well hidden and surrounded by a quiet residential area in Makati is an Ikea reseller store popular among Manila's bargain hunters.

Just to make things clear - this is an Ikea reseller store. Its not an official mindblowing Ikea warehouse made of sweet Swedish dreams. The nearest official Ikea store in Asia is at the Tampines in Singapore.

Still, if you want all that clever Swedish DYI stuff to fill your condo or some semblance of it, this is the place to go and the prices are reasonably within the Ikea price range. Its hard not to fall for Ikea's very stylish and functional designs when it comes to home wares and furnishings. Ikea is a definite hip forerunner and a must-have in my list.

At this Ikea shop, there are lotsa things to marvel at besides the regular Ikea offerings like the ottomans and kitchen knick-knacks. They have sofas, beds, separators, dividers, shelves, coffee tables, rugs, etc. Besides ogling and mentally planning your next purchase on payday, I would suggest buying the item on the spot as these may no longer be available the next time you come back. Stocks are limited and smart shoppers are keen to snap up one-of-kind products especially the large space savers.

How to get to the IKEA showroom in Makati:

3/F Eastman Building
4977 Enrique St. Palanan, Makati City (near Bautista Street)
Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 2pm-7pm

They also have another branch in Quezon city.

23a Calvary Hills St. New Rolling Hills Subdivision 9th Street
New Manila, Quezon City

Visit their online shop

In Kamias Road, you can find another IKEA reseller shop frequented by collectors, DIY hobbyist and interior designers.

KAMIAS SHOP: 120 Kamias Road, QC
800am to 5pm WEEKDAYS, 1030am to 730pm WEEKENDS

WHITEPLAINS SHOP: 129 Katipunan Avenue, QC
1030am to 730pm DAILY

You may visit their online site

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where to find VHS, DVD, MINIDV transfer services in the Philippines

Got tapes? Have PAL to NTSC problems? Or your home videos are piling up? Have your video transfers done by these professionals:

Super King Photography
Transfer Services include Beta, V8, VHS, MINIDV to VCD, DVD, MINIDV
Student Rate
Contact them at 3030561, 2550880
Mobile number 0922-8811803, 0922-8811814
Business Address: University Mall, 2nd Floor Taft Avenue (beside LaSalle University)
Ideal for students or those wanting family home videos for transfer, reasonably price.

Pixel Art Media Production Company
Caters to students and independent films
Transfer Services include VHS, MINIDV to VCD, DVD, MINIDV
Unit 929 South Star Plaza, South Super Highway, Bangkal, Makati City, Philippines Tel. No. (632) 845-2659 Mobile No. +6390626937


Keep Me Posted Inc.
Professional Dubbing and Transfer Services
KEEP ME POSTED, INC. (KMP) is located at Rm. 602, 6thFloor, Greenbelt Mansion, Perea St., Makati City. Telephone nos. 813‐6583, 892‐9675
and facsimile number 813‐2440 with
E‐mail address
Or visit our website:
Prices are on the high-end range, professional rates. They offer broadcast-quality service for TVCs and AVPs.

Transfer Services include:

DAT – Betacam/Umatic
Data source – Digi or SP (mpeg.etc)
Digital Betacam – Betacam SP
Digital Betacam – Mini DV
Digital Betacam – DVD
Betacam SP – DVD